It’s the holiday season…
Whatever this holiday season looks like for you, I hope it’s filled with all the good things that bring you joy! For me, I love crafting and drinking hot coco with those I love. This year I’m trying my hardest to use items I already have and give them a little update. For example my diy ceramic inspired painting and my diy flocked Christmas tree. I’ve had both these items for a long time and rather than toss or keep in a box, I’m giving them a fresh look for the holiday.
I know this season can be tough for so many, especially this year, so know I’ll be keeping you in my prayers. Merry Christmas from me to you!
For this edition of Lately On Olive and Gene: it’s the holidays, of course!
the flocked tree diy
You can read how I created this look and why this diy surprised me: DIY flocked Christmas tree
holiday fresh flowers
For the first time ever, we are offering fresh flowers for the holiday for delivery to the local Saint Louis area in partnership with some incredible local businesses. What I love about this special offer, is 100% of the profits will go directly to support Operation Food Search. If you are in the place financially to help this cause, please check out our holiday fresh flower arrangement with 20% off! (you need to purchase the card with the link below to get the special discount code for the 20% off)
Here’s the link to purchase the $30 card which allows you access to all the discounts. Keep it local card!! We are doing 20% off one of our holiday flower arrangements and there are so many other businesses participating!
apple margarita (2 ways)
YUM! That is all! A must try recipe for the holiday season or really at any time: Apple Margarita
my modern holiday
While I do love a good sparkle here and there, for this year, I’m going with a more toned down holiday color palette. I typically will cover my grapevine wreath with winter greenery, but I’m really liking the natural look of the exposed vines. Add a beautiful velvet ribbon and you’ve got the look! I use these matte black vases (yes I used my ceramic inspired painting diy on them) in my everyday decor so just added a cute little winter tree and you’ve got a festive minimalist, modern look!
Just a little note with love: As a small business owner, I always try to shop local first because I know the endless hard work it takes to run a small business. If you’ve read any of my flower posts in the past, you know I always say go see your local florist to purchase your flowers to support them. I highly recommend checking out the Keep it Local card I mentioned above!
With that said, I do live in reality and know sometimes online shopping is what we have to do which is why I do participate in LTK and share my links on this blog. You will see below a couple links to some holiday items I’ve been loving, but if you can I do encourage purchasing local, especially this year.