The Holidays Are Over… Sorta…

As some of you may or may not have noticed, I haven’t been putting my Every Day is a Holiday Etsy treasuries up on my blog. An illness and a freelance project were what initially got in the way last month, but the scope of the holiday project proved to be a bit much to blog about every single day, especially for someone like me who isn’t much for words to begin with. Between 50-hour work weeks, side craft projects, an intense job search and real life in general, it was hard to find the time every day to research the given holiday and write something about it. I am still creating the treasuries and posting them on Pinterest and my Facebook page, and in theory I could still post them here with just a simple image linking to Etsy. But without writing a little bit about the holiday and explaining how I relate to it on a personal level, it just seemed like a shameless traffic-driving tactic and I don’t want to do that.

I do promise to keep up with the treasuries themselves on Etsy (I may fall a day or two behind, but I will always catch up) and blog on here about what’s going on in my craft world. I recently made invitations for my niece’s sorority luncheon, and am in the middle of putting together another invitation for my brother- and sister-in-law’s tenth anniversary party and vow renewal, and I hope to take some photos and share those projects with you in the coming weeks. Plus, if I put together an Etsy treasury for a holiday that does hold special meaning to me, I will likely also include it here.

So thanks for the follows and support and comments and likes, and keep them coming! And though I may not be blogging about everyday holidays, I hope the message still rings true for you all: What’s better than finding something to celebrate every single day?

Etsy Treasury: Chocolate Mint Day (Every Day is a Holiday)

Many of the holidays I’ve come across in doing this project have been inspired by food or beverage combinations (like Blueberry Pancake Day, Nutella Day, Irish Coffee Day). Today is another taste combo day, as we celebrate Chocolate Mint Day!

Chocolate is smooth, rich and sweet. Mint is cool, refreshing and almost sharp. Some of the best food combinations arise from putting together two opposite tastes that somehow compliment each other in a surprising way, and chocolate and mint is most definitely one of them.

I knew that finding chocolate mint items on Etsy would be fairly easy, and I was right. There are tons of edible snacks and scent oils available. I thought I’d go a little more for the color palette, as brown and minty green certainly always make me think of those Andes mint chocolate candies, causing me to salivate just a little bit.

Take a peek at the treasury, and if you have any minty chocolaty treats around, be sure to have them on hand. Remember to also have a look at my other Every Day is a Holiday treasuries here!

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Click on the image to see the treasury on Etsy, complete with links to the featured shops and items!

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“Every Day is a Holiday” is my Etsy Treasury project for 2014. I’m hoping to find unique and beautiful items that exemplify the holiday of the day—the sillier and weirder, the better! What’s better than finding something worth celebrating each and every day?

Etsy Treasury: Almond Day (Every Day is a Holiday)

There’s something so alluring about the scent of almonds. Sweet but warm, soothing but uplifting. Their aroma and taste blend very well with many other food elements like honey, chocolate, and cherries. This makes the almond quite the beloved nut, and hence why we celebrate it on Almond Day.

Given the world-wide popularity of the almond, it’s no surprise how many almond-centric items are to be found on Etsy. There are edible treats, scented soaps and lip balms, gluten free cookie options, and even some gorgeous pieces carved from the unique wood of the almond tree. Please browse through the collection, and treat yourself today to something made from almonds! Remember to take a look through some of my other Every Day is a Holiday treasuries here!

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Click on the image to see the treasury on Etsy, complete with links to the featured shops and items!


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“Every Day is a Holiday” is my Etsy Treasury project for 2014. I’m hoping to find unique and beautiful items that exemplify the holiday of the day—the sillier and weirder, the better! What’s better than finding something worth celebrating each and every day?