Giveaway Day – Winter 2015 (Ended 12/13)


Congratulations to Renee G, Rafflecopter pulled her name as the random winner. I hope Santa brings her lots of frosted sugar cookies this year! Happy Giveaway Day! Welcome! I’d like to invite you to stay for a while but I know you’re going to be busy entering giveaways so please consider bookmarking (or subscribing to) my blog so we can keep in touch. You can also follow along on your …

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Coupon Codes – Kikiverde Design Studio (exp. 12/1/2015)


Happy early Thanksgiving to you! I know you’re probably overwhelmed with preparations for the big day so I’ll keep this short and sweet. I’m kicking off the holiday shopping weekend with a Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday sale and wanted to share some special savings coupon codes with you! The codes are already in the system and valid, so if you want to start your shopping …

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Thanksgiving Tradition – Relish Tray Ideas


Your family either had a relish tray on the Thanksgiving table, or they didn’t. I suspect that if you are the former, you’re feeling a bit nostalgic and thinking fondly of olives and celery. If you’re the latter, I’ve left you wondering what the heck a relish tray is. If you’re here for some relish tray ideas, stick around, I’ve got a list of suggestions for you! My husband’s first …

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Gluten Free Biscochitos


I was introduced to biscochitos the first Christmas I spent living in New Mexico. I had never heard of them before and didn’t know what to expect but after one bite they quickly became a favorite — no wonder they are the state cookie of New Mexico! The biscochito (meaning “little cookie”) is a soft, not-too-sweet shortbread-like cookie with a light licorice essence that is perfect for dunking in a …

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Skinny Cranberry Dijon Turkey Salad from Thanksgiving Leftovers


I’ve meant to post this recipe for years, but the after Thanksgiving bustle often does not lend itself well to standing around in the kitchen measuring out exact ingredient amounts and taking pictures under proper lighting. This is my recipe for Skinny Cranberry Dijon Turkey Salad from Thanksgiving leftovers that I make myself pretty much every year. While everyone else waits in line on Black Friday to microwave their filled-to-the-edge …

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Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Idea – Autumn Ribbon Pine Cone


I know it seems a little early to be talking Thanksgiving when we haven’t yet parted ways with Halloween, but when you own an online Etsy gift shop it’s difficult to wait until after one holiday to begin planning for the next. Thanksgiving is one, if not my most, favorite of holidays. A day for family and friends to gather together to embrace a day of being present and thankful …

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Kikiverde Design Studio on the Etsy Conversations Podcast

Kikiverde Design Studio on the Etsy Conversations Podcast Episode 096

Hello everyone, I know I have been absent for a few weeks but that’s because I’ve been working on all kinds of fun things to share! (Not to mention I was also under the weather…) I have a recipe post drafted that just needs some finishing touches and I’m hoping to share another DIY project soon, too. Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I was recently a guest …

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Pumpkin Spice Truffles (naturally vegan & gluten free!)


Count me in with the millions of people that look forward to when fall rolls around because we can indulge in pumpkin spice everything. The only problem is that when you have food allergies it can get a little tricky because so many pumpkin spice things are on the no-no list. I recently saw an ad for Pumpkin Spice Latte M&M’s and my heart did a little tumble– something I …

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Welcome Autumn – Free Printable for Fall


I know that today is only the first day of September and autumn technically does not arrive for a few more weeks but I wanted to share this free printable for fall with you so that you’d have it in time for your autumnal decorating. Just for fun I doodled the image last fall on my iPad using the Paper app. (Which is one of my all-time favorites and great …

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Sausage Sheet Pan Supper Recipe


I’m always on the prowl for quick and easy recipes that aren’t the same old, same old. I think everyone can relate to that–even people who love to prepare elaborate meals are looking for something quick and easy every now and then! Enter Sheet Pan Suppers. I can’t remember when I first learned about this concept but it seems to be growing in popularity. Especially with back-to-school time rolling around …

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Summer Garden Salad with Lemon Dill Dressing


I’m going to forewarn you; this Summer Garden Salad with Lemon Dill Dressing is definitely not for folks who prefer to rip open a bag of blended lettuce, toss in some cherry tomatoes, grab a bottle of dressing from the fridge and call it good. It is a bit time-consuming to prepare but absolutely worth the effort. The salad is more of a main event, it’s the kind of inspired …

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Hush Puppy Corn Muffins


When I was much younger, (circa the days of stirrup pants and a side ponytail with a headband) one of my favorite places to go out to eat with my family was Red Lobster. The irony in this is that I didn’t eat seafood, in fact, the thought of eating fish of any kind made (and makes) me gag. So why did I love Red Lobster so much? Aside from …

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