Looking for gingerbread house ideas to spark your imagination? We've covered the full gamut of styles, whether you're a modern design fanatic, a birdhouse lover, or a die-hard fan of classic houses.
December marks a very special time in our hearts — party season! That said, the slew of holiday invitations are rolling in, and before you get befuddled on what to wear, we suggest you take special note of the holiday dress code.
If you're wondering what all of those little terms mean — casual, cocktail, formal, black tie — we're here to break it down for you, all with a holiday twist. After all, nothing is more awkward than being the only girl at the party wearing jeans while everyone else is decked out in pretty little dresses. Read all about it below.
- Dress code: casual. You're in luck: this is your chance to show your style cred in a multitude of ways; dark skinny jeans, leather leggings, miniskirts — everything goes. Just remember to add a little shine on top (metallic blazers, red silk tops, sequined tees) or bottom (beaded skirts, jacquard trousers, shiny shorts) to show off your holiday spirit.
- Dress code: cocktail. This category is one of our favorites — you get to wear pretty dresses and jumpsuits without the worry of looking too "dressed down." It's all about having fun here, so pull out that little red dress you've been aching to wear, and if you're feeling experimental, we love the idea of dressing up a chic black jumpsuit with statement jewels and accessories.
Now, it's time to talk about the trickier categories.
"Stay hydrated" is one of my most-loved health mantras, and a functional water bottle is a great gift for nearly everyone on your holiday shopping list. Whether you're perusing presents for a fitness buff, a friend looking to improve their health in 2014, or anyone who loves a good pop of color, click through all these options, and start checking friends and family off your list.
It's the holiday season, and we're getting in the spirit with our favorite holiday gifts. We've been rounding up our picks for everyone in your life, and now we want to gift you with something from our amazing giveaways. For day three of our Favorite Holiday Gifts Giveaway, we are giving you the chance to get everything you need for motherhood with $2,000 to Amazon.
The holidays are a magical time for everyone, but especially for engaged couples. The twinkling lights, the snow, the pops of red — it's the most romantic time to snap some couples photos, if you ask us. Ahead, discover 20 ways to give your engagement shoot that same holiday spirit. If you're vying for space atop a loved one's fire mantle, everyone else's holiday photos don't stand a chance.
The holidays are almost here, and if you have a white elephant gift exchange coming up, we've got you covered — especially if you love pop culture. Click through to find silly, weird, and cool gifts to get your white elephant party started — there may even be stuff you want for real!
If your December agenda includes a Christmas cookie exchange, the pressure's on to come up with a contribution that's sure to wow the crowd of lil ones and adults alike. Whether you're totally at ease in an apron and oven mitt or prefer to let the experts at your local bakery do the leg work for you, these 20 Christmas cookie ideas are sure to inspire.
You don't have to put a ring on it to give your hands a little extra sparkle this holiday season. You can amp up your basic manicure with a rhinestone nail charm on your nails, and the gift-giving season is the perfect time to try on a bow accent. To keep things simple, I went with a basic pink polish using Essie Status Symbol ($8). After painting each finger, add a sparkling bow charm to just one finger. I found mine at Your Beauty Store, which has a huge selection of rhinestone nail charms. It's quite a simple look, but the dazzling element makes this manicure seem much more advanced, not to mention festive.
To dress up your nail sans the 3D action, paint a bow with nail polish instead. A dot in the middle followed by two triangular-shaped "wings" on each end will give you a sweet bow-tie look in seconds. And you can get sparkly with a glitter or metallic polish too!
Forget the presents — a killer Christmas card is something your boyfriend or girlfriend will remember well after the mistletoe has come down. What makes a great card? One that's fun and sweet at the same time. That's why we've scoured the net (OK, Etsy) to bring you your best options this holiday, from racy notes to sweet sentiments. Click on to see them all!