Handmade Living in 2017 | Goals for the New Year!

Blog goals for 2017 | flourishandknot.com

Welcome back, friends! I know that 2017 is already a few weeks old, but I took some time to enjoy a little blogging break. It felt good to have a few no-pressure weeks, but I am full of creative ideas for the new year and eager to share them with you! I thought I’d begin the new year by letting you in on my blog goals, along with some blog news.

Blog goals for 2017 | Handmade living goals | flourishandknot.com

2017 is going to be full of some very exciting (and as-yet-unknown!) developments for me personally and professionally. I’m currently on maternity leave, which will end in June, so I will be returning to teaching in the fall. Before that, we have some family adventures planned, along with lots of DIY!

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Sweet & Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Dates | Easy Appetizer

Sweet & Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Dates | flourishandknot.com

For my last post of 2016 (yes, that’s right, I’m taking a little break until 2017 rolls around), I thought I’d share my new favourite appetizer: sweet & spicy bacon-wrapped dates! These are 100% guest-approved, and they are the simplest, easiest appetizer. Everyone raves about them (if I do say so myself!), and they can be prepared in just a few minutes. These delicious little appetizers look and feel fancy, without all the finicky and time-consuming preparation!

Sweet & Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Dates | flourishandknot.com

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15 Quick (Last-Minute!) DIY Gift Ideas

15 Quick (last-minute!) DIY Gift Ideas | flourishandknot.com

If you’re anything like me, you may still have a few… okay, okay, a LOT of gifts to finalize before next weekend. In our family, we’re big on handmade and DIY gifts, so I am always looking for some great ideas that I can make myself. If you feel like trying your hand at a homemade present for someone on your list, I’ve got 15 project ideas for you! Of course, time is now of the essence, so most of these are quick and simple eleventh-hour gift ideas. I hope you’ll find that perfect DIY for the hard-to-shop-for person on your list. (And as a plus, no malls the weekend before Christmas! Can I get an “Amen”?!)

15 Quick (last-minute!) DIY Gift Ideas | flourishandknot.com

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