Oh hi folks.   I’m just going to casually pretend it hasn’t been months since I last posted and jump right in with the goods.

It’s Advent season, which means I’ve spent the last several weeks elbow deep in decor, event planning, and general prep at Imago.  Which has been exhausting and awesome, and ultimately,  I’m super happy with the way things have turned out.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Advent Conspiracy, here’s a little video recap of our DIY Fair to loop you in:

I know not everyone was able to attend the event, but I was so impressed by all the ideas collected by our volunteers that I wanted to link to a few of the best tutorials here for you.  So for those of you who missed the Fair, here’s a linky list of Christmas crafts for you:

Printing on wood is the coolest, and easy as pie!

Burlap Wreaths– cheap and pretty AND reusable.

Crazy beautiful modern wall art from paint samples.

Awesome DIY playdough made with Jell-o.

Sweet bottlecap magnets.

Roasting your own coffee is so very Pacific Northwest.

Vintage tin candles are always a win.

The best t-shirt scarf tutorial.


For more crafty ideas, follow me on Pinterest and take advantage of my DIY obsessiveness.  🙂

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to get to be a part of the Advent Conspiracy at Imago.  I’m wishing you all a very merry, cozy, handmade, love-filled holiday season!

Spend less.  Give more.



(and yes, I’ll be back again tomorrow.)




  • Laura Thurston November 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Hurrah! You’re back! I’ve been working on some handmade gifts today! You are an inspiration!
    Oh, my church (Trinity United Methodist) showed the video on buying less, etc. at church on Sunday.

  • Tom Serface November 28, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Yay, and now on the real website and everything!!!

  • Liesl November 28, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Love the new look!! And I can’t wait to buy some candles to do your DIY idea!! (Wait- it’s Cyber Monday. Maybe I should shop right now….)

  • Courtney November 29, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Thanks for the shout out on my burlap wreath, Love your website!

  • Kim Robbie December 1, 2011 at 3:10 am

    I’m doing my Happy Dance; you’re back! I missed you ever so much (but completely recognize that your sole purpose in life is not to brighten my morning on a daily basis!). I enjoyed learning about Advent Conspiracy; thanks for the lesson.