Category: HOLIDAYS

  • GOOD EATS: funfetti Easter Cake

    GOOD EATS: funfetti Easter Cake

    When I was a kid, Easter was easily the next best thing after Christmas. Baskets full of candy and gifts, hunting for chocolate, frilly dresses, that was the life. Now as an adult it’s about the long weekend and the amazing homemade feast. I grew up in an Italian family so the feasts were definitely something […]

  • GOOD EATS: no churn pistachio ice cream

    GOOD EATS: no churn pistachio ice cream

    St. Patty’s day is around the corner (March 17th), so do you have any plans? I can say that my plans have definitely evolved with my age. It used to be like a national holiday in my teen & early twenties, right up there with the May party long weekend. It tapered off a bit […]

  • DIY: watercolour heart cookies

    DIY: watercolour heart cookies

    I have a post that will make you smile today. If it doesn’t then you’re dead on the inside. Whether you love or hate Valentines Day you can’t deny your love for these pretty watercolour heart-shaped sugar cookies. This project marked a few firsts for me – first time successfully making sugar cookies and royal […]

  • DESIGN: major heart on Valentine print & download

    DESIGN: major heart on Valentine print & download

    Looking for a little somethin’ somethin’ for your sassy lover or (not so) secret crush this Valentines Day? How about just putting your feelings out there with this print? It’s now available on The Sweet Escape Etsy Shop as a print or you can save time & shipping costs and purchase as an instant download […]

  • PRETTY TECH: Free Valentines Desktop Wallpaper Download

    PRETTY TECH: Free Valentines Desktop Wallpaper Download

    Lucky you, hearts two days in a row! I think these days we’re in love with our technology more than anything so it’s appropriate to give it a pretty wallpaper for valentines. Here’s a little something I designed for Wayfair. It has a calendar to keep you in check and the 14th is lit up […]

  • Some thoughts & entertaining for New Years Eve

    Some thoughts & entertaining for New Years Eve

    Welcome to the last day of 2014. What kind of year did you have? What are you looking forward to most in 2015? I’ll be totally honest – I decided to disconnect digitally for Christmas and I’m having a really hard time connecting again. I’m such a live in the present type of person, which […]

  • DIY: at home New Years Eve photo booth

    Hey! I’m back! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Now it’s time to move on from family time to party time with New Years Eve just a few days away. Do you have some awesome plans or more of a last minute NYE planner? Well if you’re planning on hosting your own shindig (bonus: […]

  • Happy Holidays!

    I totally didn’t mean to be so MIA before today but I guess that’s what happens when you’re wrapping up work, presents and having a little too much spiked eggnog. I hope you’ve already had a great few weeks full of holiday ‘spirit’ (aka – drinkable spirits) with friends & coworkers. I’ve been going full throttle […]

  • DIY: yarn mini christmas trees

    DIY: yarn mini christmas trees

    Happy Friday friends! Are you in the mood to make an adorable holiday project? You are? Good! Because today I’m going to share my spin on the trendy and adorable bottle brush christmas tree. I’ll be honest, I tried to make the bottle brush trees before and didn’t have much luck but I thought I […]

  • TUNES: holiday play list

    TUNES: holiday play list

    I feel like I was just apologizing for posting Christmas stuff too early and now it’s about 2 weeks away. Wow. Well if you’re like me you have a long list of Christmas chores. Ok, chores may be a bit too negative but as much as we love the holidays that’s how things start to feel as […]

  • DESIGN: personalized packaged handmade gifts

    DESIGN: personalized packaged handmade gifts

    Spoiler alert if you’re on my gift giving list this year. I actually don’t have a really long list being a single 30-something. Obviously some of the really special ones will get a little something like calcetines personalizados as they say in Spanish which means face socks – but only to have a little laugh! […]

  • PRETTY TECH: free holiday desktop wallpaper download

    PRETTY TECH: free holiday desktop wallpaper download

    Annnd…it’s December already. No idea how that happened!?! Well friends it’s been ages since I’ve done a free wallpaper download so let this be an early Christmas present. I just love this deer I have up this year so much that I want you all to enjoy him too. You may recognize him from his […]

  • DIY: gifts that make you smile

    DIY: gifts that make you smile

    Did you get a chance to check out our gift wrapping ideas in Merry Magazine? Gift wrapping is one of my all-time favourite things to do. Seriously. Even when I was in high school, my friends would have me over so I could wrap their gifts for them and I loved every minute. There’s like […]

  • GOOD EATS: how to make a great cheese platter for your guests

    GOOD EATS: how to make a great cheese platter for your guests

    One of my favourite spreads (no pun intended!) in Merry magazine is the holiday wine & cheese story. When it comes to entertaining there’s so many ideas but you’ll almost always find some sort of a cheese platter, and some wine of course! A cheese platter is so great because it’s a no cook way to serve your […]

  • DIY: gold vinyl christmas wall decal + Cricut machine giveaway

    DIY: gold vinyl christmas wall decal + Cricut machine giveaway

    Well it’s been a few months and the love for my Cricut Explore machine has not faded at all. In fact it’s even bigger with the holiday craft season upon us. So many ideas!! I can’t believe that this is already the last round of the Cricut Design Space Star challenge. If you remember so […]