Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Last Friday in 2011

Posted on | December 30, 2011 | 5 Comments

We been taking it easy this week and resting from holiday travel down to New York. I received a few e-mails asking for wintry Marblehead photos. Sorry to disappoint but it’s been really mild this winter in southern New England. We saw a few snowflakes fly in late October but mostly it’s been rain with temperatures hovering in the low 40’s.

I had high hopes for some fluffy stuff this weekend but according to the current forecast we’re getting more rain. I’m not going to complain; I don’t mind the relief from the high heating bills. Maybe snow in January? Below snapshots from my sunset walk on the last Friday of 2011.

Looking for snowy photos? See snapshots from December 2009 and 2010.

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Handmade Cinnamom Heart Tied Gifts

Posted on | December 22, 2011 | 13 Comments

Remember the cinnamon applesauce heart ornaments I made earlier this week? I used them to decorate my Christmas presents too! I wrapped each box in kraft paper, added a tag, tied two hearts onto each string, and tied the two strings together into a bow. Viola! So easy and festive. I love how simple and handmade each of the packages look. And they’re going to smell super amazing under the tree! A cute idea for Christmas and Valentine’s day gifts too!

Click here for full instructions to make Cinnamon Applesauce Hearts.

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