Handmade Holidays: Year 4


Today’s the day!

It’s DAY ONE of 30 days of inspiration. 30 days of deliciousness. 30 days of craftiness. 30 days of sewing-ness

Handmade Holidays

Handmade Holidays

I’m so excited y’all!  This is going to be SO MUCH FUN!  I’m thrilled to be partnering with Cindy and Kelly for the FOURTH YEAR in a row to bring y’all the Handmade Holidays: Bake, Craft, Sew Along! #bakecraftsew

We have an AMAZING roster of contributors this year, and the giveaways!! {SWOON!}

The Fabulous Bake Contributors are:

Now let’s talk about the giveaway!  I have to give a HUMONGOUS shout out to Epiphanie Bags Ninja Kitchen , Design Chicky and Momables for sponsoring this year’s Bake portion of the Handmade Holidays: Bake, Craft, Sew Along.

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    • The wonderful people at Ninja Kitchen have donated a Ninja Ultima Blender
    • My favorite camera bags are epiphanie bags and one of y’all will get to pick out a Stella in your choice of color!!!!! (this is the one I’m drooling over!) –they are also giving each of my contributors a special little bonus because they are that awesome!
    • Laura from Momables is donating a ONE YEAR subscription to her amazing meal planning service and a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
    • I’m giving away to of my very favorite food-centric books:  The brand new mouthwateringly beautiful Bountiful: Recipes Inspired by Our Garden by the supremely talented and lovely couple of White on Rice, Todd and Diane.  This book is absolutely gorgeous, I’ve spent hours looking through my copy and drooling over recipes.  I really want to move in next door to them.
    • I’m also giving away one of my favorite food photography books: Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
    • Deanna Garretson of Design Chicky (my blog designer) is donating a $100 Design Credit!  She can help you create custom recipe cards, Facebook page, or whichever one of her services you’d like!

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  1. Cassie says

    I love making cookies year round, especially during the holidays. But nothing screams holiday season louder than pie.

  2. says

    I have a Wilton cake pan that uses a pound cake mix to bake a standing cake that is in the shape of a gingerbread house. For the last 24 Christmas’ my daughter and I have decorated the cake to look like a stable and place some nativity figures in front. Our family has always referred to it as the “Baby Jesus” cake and it is a major part of our Christmas celebration.

  3. Marianne says

    I am soooooo looking forward to this, can’t wait to see all the wonderful recipes that will be shared. I’m not much for sewing, but I try, LOL. I do knit and I love to bake!!
    Thank you!!!!

  4. sandy sh says

    Gathering all the kids together to make and decorate Christmas cookies has been a tradition for a very loooong time. Lots of fun!

  5. Becky Urquhart says

    I usually crochet items to give away, hats, scarves, afghans or pot holders! But this year I’m trying my hand at sewing (a little) and making decorative stockings!

  6. says

    I like to try lots of different things for the holidays, but a classic is decorating sugar cookies with royal icing. I even let my young daughters in on it…so fun!

  7. Alicia H says

    Just found your recipe for the Rum Raisin shortbread cookies. My hubby will be in heaven when I make these. He was born in Scotland and anything shortbread, rum, and currants is definitely on his all-time favorites list. :)


  8. says

    In addition to various sweet treats, we usually give some locally grown popcorn. My daughters made rice packs a couple years ago for their gymnastics coaches. The Oreo truffles make good gifts, too.

  9. Sara says

    I am not a huge sweets fan, but the holidays are not the same without pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving and snickerdoodles on Christmas :) My grandmother who passed about 2 years ago LOVED sweets and baked them to perfection. In her memory, I plan to learn to bake more and continue to keep these holiday favorites a tradition.

  10. barb says

    I try to make as many different cookies as possible…I make everyone in my family their favorite, then I see how many more I can bake.

  11. JenGa says

    I love to bake pumpkin everything! And ham! From now until January 2nd the kitchen and I will be busy making beautiful things!

  12. Laura in Texas says

    What a difficult question! There are so many to choose from. Guess I would have to go with something sweet or bready.

  13. Vickie says

    My granny’s fantastic Georgia generational Southern Cornbread Stuffing..and, it is the first to get 86’d every year..so good.

  14. says

    My favorite thing to make during the holidays is most definitely roasted turkey and a healthy cornbread made with coconut flour instead of white flour. I also love to make my mom’s recipe for green beans. I just love Thanksgiving!:) Thanks for your amazing recipes and that chocolate cashew bark is on my to-do list today:) Have a wonderful holiday and thanks for the giveaway!

  15. says

    I love your site and think your giveaway is the bomb! Our favorite dishes for the holidays are always homemade everything- cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, stuffing… am looking forward to trying some of your recipes this year! Thanks!

  16. Carolyn Howland says

    I love to make handmade Christmas ornaments for gifts, butt of course I have to also give peanut butter balls along with the ornaments.


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