White Chocolate Christmas Reese’s Recipe

White Chocolate Christmas Reese's by Bunny Baubles Blog 4

CHRISTMAS. EXCITEMENT. SUGAR OVERLOAD. BAKING STRESS. Words describing me trying to come up with an impressive, yet doable after work, baked good for my work Christmas party this week. Continue reading “White Chocolate Christmas Reese’s Recipe”

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Velvet Off the Shoulder Holiday Top Sewing Tutorial

Velvet Off the Shoulder Top Tutorial by Bunny Baubles Blog 6

While most of my focus lately has been on holiday eating – think hot chocolate, cookies, and comfort food – I have also been thinking about holiday clothing as well. Besides the obvious PJ and blanket scarf combo, there are a ton of parties that need a little bit more glitz. (Wait, I can’t show up in my leggings and a huge sweatshirt to this company party?) Christmas and New Years always lend well to sparkle and shine, but I was inspired by something a little different this year. Continue reading “Velvet Off the Shoulder Holiday Top Sewing Tutorial”

Flannel Blanket Scarf DIY

Flannel Blanket Scarf DIY by Bunny Baubles Blog 4

The last couple of weeks in Houston we have seen some bone chilling 50 degree days. I know it sounds lame, but the humidity makes it feel 20 degrees colder, I swear. Though I’ve stocked my house with cozy pillows and shareable sized blankets, sometimes we all need to leave the couch to stock up on more hot cocoa and tea and for some reason wearing a comforter as a coat isn’t acceptable. The solution: blanket scarves. Continue reading “Flannel Blanket Scarf DIY”

Fri-DIY: A Golden Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I have been working on getting a menu prepared, drinks taste tested, and decor… well, I’m working on it. This year I am staying back in Houston and celebrating with a group of good, similarly money-minded friends (flights are crazy expensive!). Knowing this group, there will be plenty of football watching, cheery drinking, and experimentation on cooking. We’re ordering a turducken, and it’s quite intimidating… any tips anyone?

Since most focus goes into the food and there are plenty of people helping out with that, I’m trying to get creative with the decor this year! After much searching and thought, I’ve agreed that gold is best. It’s been trendy for a couple of years now in home decor, and there are so many inexpensive items that you can purchase or make to really gild your table to glittery perfection. Chargers in shimmery gold can be purchased at Michael’s for about $1.50 a piece. Old wine bottles can be covered in gold paint or glitter to hold fresh flowers. The frugal options are endless! Check out my list of DIY’s and inspirational photos to get excited about your table this year. Bonus: this theme works well for Christmas and New Years too!

These DIY gold and glitter bottles from Yahoo Makers are too easy and so glamorous. I love the greenery coming out of the tops too.

Gold Bottles DIY

Martha always has good holiday ideas. These gold dipped pine cones could easily be used for place cards or just placed sporadically along a table runner for a rustic chic look.

Gold Dipped pinecones

It’s hard not to love these gold spray painted Christmas lights from Landee See Landee Do – I would leave these up all year! Strung along the center of the table or in some tall glass vases would make for a glimmering centerpiece.

Spray-Paint-Christmas-Lights

I’m also really into these gold branches from Pop Sugar. Throw them in a clear vase, hang some ornaments on them, and you are ready to go!

Gold Branches

Though I usually send invites out on Facebook for my events, I really like the idea of sending paper invitations for special occasions. These gold accented invites from Paperless Post really caught my eye!

Paperless Post Invitations

For more inspiration, check out the photos below!

Gold Table Display by A Pumpkin and A Princess

A Pumpkin and A Princess Gold-Thanksgiving-Tablescape

White and Gold Table by Sarah Sherman Samuel

Sarah Sherman Samuel Gold and White table

Christmas Gold Display by The 36th Avenue

The 36th Avenue Christmas-Table-Escape-Ideas

Rustic Holiday Table by Junebug Weddings

Rustic Table by Junebug Weddings

Do you guys have anything beautiful planned for your tables?

White Chocolate Dipped Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti Recipe

White Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti by Bunny Baubles Blog

As I freeze my bum off in Chicago over the Christmas holiday, I find myself consistently cupping a big mug of tea in my little hands trying to warm myself up. And nothing goes with a big mug of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate like a good, old-fashioned biscotti. Crunchy, dunkable, and filled with yummy goodies, it’s hard to say no to a biscotti at tea time. Continue reading “White Chocolate Dipped Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti Recipe”

Christmas Breakfast: Gourmet Egg Tart Recipe

Christmas Breakfast - Gourmet Egg Tart

Christmas morning is possibly the best morning of the entire year. My siblings and I have always lined up at the top of the stair (even as our horizontal growing has made it quite a tight squeeze), and then rushed down to the glorious site of the tree all lit up, hot chocolate on the stove, and presents galore! Though present opening takes a good 3 hours and chocolate and candy canes seem like enough breakfast to tide us over until dinner, a fabulous breakfast treat is never turned away. Continue reading “Christmas Breakfast: Gourmet Egg Tart Recipe”

10 Snow Bunnies to Get you to Christmas

THERE ARE 10 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!

If only I was getting a bunny…alas, here are 10 bunnies that will hop their way into your hearts this winter and hopefully help get you through the last work week before the holiday. I can’t wait to be home in snowy Chicago!

P.S. If anyone spots any Christmas bunnies out there, snap a pic and send ’em to me!

P.P.S. If you make a snow bunny out of actual snow, that would be fantastic, please send me a photo.

 Bunny in a santa hat

Photo Credit: NewsBiscuit.com

Lop Bunny with snow

Photo Credit: Alpenstrasse

Bunny in the snow and plants

Photo Credit: Clearing the Way

Bunny with a puff beanie

Photo Credit: Babble.com

Bunny in a snowstorm

Photo Credit: Hoodoo That Voodoo

Bunny in a Mug

Photo Credit: Adpost.com

Bunny with a santa hat

Photo Credit: TheBerry.com

Bunny with deer

Photo Credit: Comfort Spring Station

White snow bunny

Photo Credit: Animals Ekstrax

rabbit-in-santa-hat1

Photo Credit: Rise and Shine Rabbitry

Tacky Christmas Skirt DIY Costume

Tacky Christmas Skirt by Bunny Baubles 2

Christmas always seems to sneak up on me down here in Houston. The hot weather and the craziness of yearly deadlines at work seems to distract me from the cheery season around me! Even my tree this year turned into a Christmas bush covered in little bows… a little pathetic, but also somehow super fun, don’t you think? Continue reading “Tacky Christmas Skirt DIY Costume”