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How to Turn a Woven Basket into a Planter

May 22, 2024
Angled photo of hanging woven basket on garden fence filled with red, white, and blue flowers.

This easy upcycle project will show you how to turn a woven basket into a gorgeous summer planter filled with flowers in a red, white, and blue color scheme. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Is there anything more “summertime” in the US than lemonade, apple pie a la mode, and red, white, and blue?  When I decided to turn this basket into a planter, I knew I…

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Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 7, 2024
Collage of Valentine's Day items from Holoka Home on Etsy. Items include simmer pot kits, handmade bookmarks, hand warmers, herb pressed jewelry, scrunchies, bath salts, sachets, and floral soap.

If you’re looking for out-of-the-box gift ideas for Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day, consider these unique gift ideas from Holoka Home on Etsy. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Valentine’s Day is almost here and if you’re stuck on what to buy for your Valentine or Galentine, I can help you!  Chocolates, jewelry, and flowers are nice.  But maybe you want to think out-of-the-box this year.  Lucky for…

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Christmas Fruit Salad Wreath

December 21, 2023
Flat lay photo of Christmas Fruit Salad Wreath on wood slice with bowl of fruit dip in center of wreath.

This Christmas Fruit Salad Wreath is a light and healthy addition to the holiday table made with kiwi, pineapple, clementines, blueberries, and pomegranate. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. It’s officially winter and the Christmas holiday is just days away.  But unfortunately, it’s also cold and flu season.  I’ve been refilling my hand sanitizer, taking my elderberry, and nourishing my body to try and protect myself from unwanted…

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Tomato Prosciutto Puff Pastry Candy Canes

December 19, 2023
Flat lay photo of Tomato Prosciutto Puff Pastry Candy Canes on serving dish. Pine cones and fresh rosemary sit around the plate.

This Tomato Prosciutto Puff Pastry Candy Canes recipe turns puff pastry into a delicious holiday appetizer filled with sundried tomato pesto, mozzarella, and prosciutto. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Puff pastry has totally had a moment this year!  We’ve seen it go viral in upside down recipes and so many other tasty creations.  So I’m wrapping up the year with one last puff pastry recipe that’s perfect…

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DIY Vintage Mercury Glass Ornaments

December 14, 2023
DIY Vintage Mercury Glass Ornaments hanging on lit Christmas tree.

It’s easy to add a vintage touch to your Christmas tree with these DIY Vintage Mercury Glass Ornaments made with spray paint, water, and white vinegar. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. I used to switch up the theme of our Christmas tree every year.  But the past two or three years, I’ve been decorating the tree in a classic retro Christmas theme.  You can’t go wrong with…

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Christmas Candy Lottery Gift Idea

December 12, 2023
Christmas Candy Lottery Gift Idea pictured with plaid Christmas cardstock, Holiday Scratch-Offs, Hershey Kisses, and sparkly pine cones.

Holiday wishes? We’re creating holiday RICHES with this easy and adorable Christmas Candy Lottery Gift Idea featuring Holiday Scratch-Offs from the New Jersey Lottery! Thank you to New Jersey Lottery for sponsoring this post. Pick up Holiday Scratch-Offs this year for stress-free stocking stuffers and gifts like this Christmas Candy Lottery Gift Idea!  It’s that time during the holiday season when we’re checking off our lists and trying to keep track of all the cheer we’ve been spreading.  But sometimes…

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