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January is National Letter Writing Month

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Grab your quills! January is National Letter Writing Month and the perfect time to catch up on your correspondence. For those of you who missed out on making those holiday connections, leave it to January to give you another chance. And if that’s not reason enough, do it for the stamp. Check out this knock […]

And the Winner Is…

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Thank you to everyone who sent in stories of their most memorable handmade gift, given or received. There were a few tear jerkers in there. TLC enlisted fellow artist and friend, Abbie Brandao, to make the final decision. Come Christmas morning, Jana Beznoskova was notified that her entry was selected! Congratulations Jana. What a wonderful […]

Win a Custom Photo Tree!

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

The Lead Chandelier is a busy place in the winter months. And all that eggnog puts us in the holiday spirit. To prove it, we’d like to give you a little present. (Can you believe it?! Please do, we’re serious.) Win a Custom Photo Tree! Read the Original Post How do you win? Tell us […]

DIY: Edible Christmas Crafts

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Every December, my twin sister, mom and I gather around the kitchen counter to create delicious edible Christmas crafts, most notably, Apple Santas, lovingly featured on The Estate of Things last December. Now in my own home, I do what I can to revisit these traditions with more modern materials and new ideas in order […]

DIY: Custom Photo Tree

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

This past year, my sister was married and I found myself happily at her side creating original decorations for every nuptial event. Remembering a simple grade school project, where a dot of ink grew into wonderful, delicate twisting branches, I developed the custom photo tree. This unique gift was the perfect way to capture my […]

Even Gmail Licks a Stamp Occassionally

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

In a previous post, we discussed how a note can, “change your outlook on the day in just a few words.” With the holidays just around the corner, think about tucking a note in a mitten, dropping a card in the mailbox or fastening a message to a gift. Even email giant, Gmail, sees the […]

DIY: Thanksgiving Leftovers Empanadas

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

This year, I hosted my very first Thanksgiving! Great company and recipes from friends and family new and old. I thrive on hectic – so this is my kind of holiday. Now, with the big day gone and a refrigerator full of leftovers, comes creativity. For me, this means Leftovers Empanadas. The idea struck me […]

Holiday in the City

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

In response to, LA Foodie, Drew’s dilemma, “how does a city-dweller forage?,” TLC got together to come up with some city wreaths. When nature is not at your door, there’s always food. Here are three ideas to help you stay festive in Tinsel Town. Forage your kitchen cupboards for coffee beans, pepper corns, star anise, […]

Imagination Required

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Here’s an email I received from my good friend, Nails. Not only is she beautiful, she also delivers one gem of an imagination booster – sidewalk chalk wonderlands. She connects with her daughter using this skill and they’ve come up with some fantastic worlds of imagination. Reading her note, I can’t help but be reminded […]

Thanksgiving Crafts Kick Off the Holidays

Monday, November 16th, 2009

My creative ambition is from both my parents. But, my unparalleled love for the holidays is from my mother, specifically. For her, the holiday season started with the first fall breeze and continued well into the new year. Please welcome TLC’s newest contributer and my ridiculously well-spoken mommy, Cindy Hubbard. If this doesn’t get you […]

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