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Simple Printed Wrapping Paper / Video on Evoke.ie

I’m over on Evoke.ie again today with a little video showing how to make this simple printed wrapping paper. One of my favorite tricks for wrapping gifts is to take inexpensive rolls and spruce them up with my own stamps … Continue reading

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A Christmas Card Magnet DIY and PicPack Giveaway

Happy Friday, friends! I thought I’d show you our Christmas cards this year and how I DIY jazzed them up with some cute magnets from PicPack! And then I thought I’d do a little giveaway of a pack of magnets … Continue reading

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Simple Inspiration: This Is Why I Love Dublin

Last week, I got a peek at a new video that Visit Dublin has put together to showcase Dublin. I had just returned from Maine, where, per usual, I spent a lot of time comparing where I grew up with where I … Continue reading

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The Simplest DIY Advent Wreath

Last week, I mentioned I was planning to make an advent wreath this year. Well, just in time for the second week of advent I managed to whip up the simplest, prettiest version. I found a white platter (a gift from … Continue reading

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Giveaway / Festive Christmas Ornaments by Jenny Walsh

Time for a little holiday giveaway this happy Monday! Jenny Walsh (maker of my favorite bee clocks) has a lovely range of geometric Christmas ornaments new this year and she’s generously offered a set for one of my readers! I’ll pick … Continue reading

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Love in Dublin City

These photos are 1000% out of season. We haven’t had cherry blossoms in Dublin in several months, but that hasn’t affected the giant smile plastered across my face as I flip through these photos. My incredibly talented friend Ashley Ludaescher, … Continue reading

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Festive and Fast Whole Wheat Cranberry Bread

It’s that time of year again – cranberries are back! Well, technically, I had been hoarding these cranberries in the freezer since last Christmas. I made the bread, we ate it, and we all lived to tell the tale. So … Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: Avoid the Last Minute Scramble with M&S

This is a sponsored post from Marks & Spencer, and all thoughts remain my own. Share your own Christmas inspiration over on their Facebook page. Thank you for supporting the companies that make From China Village possible! Now that Thanksgiving is over, … Continue reading

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Snow on Trees

It snowed! In Maine, not Dublin, in case you missed the episode last week where I surprised my family by coming home for Thanksgiving. I think this is the first snow I’ve seen in over two years, so it feels … Continue reading

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So Very Thankful

I can say completely and unequivocally, Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. And November is my favorite month. It’s not an obvious choice, but the muted light and the turning leaves and the crispness in November can’t be beaten by … Continue reading

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