This week's top story is ... Christmas. After what seems like a few short weeks (and a year that flew by), the big holiday is here and, well, we're about 95% prepared. But let's distract ourselves from the stress with Craft Bits.
Craft Bits — Indie Beauty Biz Tips, Edible Gifts, Last Minute Christmas Decor
Our favorite is this debate on whether or not to get dressed up for Christmas. We're not talking "dressed up" as in "holiday sweater," but full-on vintage regalia. We say it depends on the occasion. What do you think?
Join in on the vintage vs. comfy Christmas clothes debate over at The Guardian.
Livingston County News
This adorable Georgia couple has fully embraced "retro" this Christmas. From their aluminum tree to the wife's lovely apron, the details are all there. We also liked this story because it proves that fun vintage celebrations aren't limited to trendy twentysomethings in cities.
To see more about this retro Christmas, visit the Livingston County News.
In The Telegraph, a chef gives his favorite edible gift recipes. We're totally intrigued by the candied clementines, though we'd happily take the truffles.
For the complete recipes for edible gifts, visit The Telegraph. And for vegan options, visit Vegan Baking.
If you haven't already done an over-the-top display for the holidays, there is no reason to stress yourself out trying to put one together now. Instead, go for these small (but noticeable) decorative tricks. Our go-to tip: Putting pretty ornaments in a bowl. Instant centerpiece.
To see more last-minute Christmas decorating tips, visit The Seattle Times.
There's a new organization devoted to those who make their own beauty products. Called the Indie Beauty Network, it's for the promotion of, well, indie beauty products. Forbes interviews the head of the Network for her tips on making the most out of your biz.
For the full interview and tips from the Indie Beauty Network, visit Forbes.