EMMA for the modern domestic
No. 19 Winter 2015
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OH HELLO I
t wasn’t an easy pregnancy - months of morning sickness, a complication deeming it “high risk,” and sheer exhaustion had all taken their toll. We had just moved into our 1950s fixer-upper. Most of the fixing had yet to occur, but in my furious nesting mode I managed to set up our living room complete with a glittery Christmas tree in the front window. Eager to begin our own Christmas day tradition, I invited my entire family over to spend the day with us. I set up a Pinterest-worthy buffet (one that would not be repeated once our little one made his way into the world): chocolate croissants fresh from the oven, orange juice squeezed from the citrus trees lining our new backyard, and an almond berry oatmeal bake.
After a few hours of hosting, the baby growing inside me managed to deplete what little energy I had left, and I quietly slipped into the guest room to rest my eyes. No sooner had I laid my head down than a little flutter in my belly startled me awake. And for the first time I didn’t mistake it for heartburn or indigestion, this little baby was kicking me a merry Christmas! And while the morning sickness, fatigue, and new mama fears didn’t magically disappear, it certainly felt magical. Whether this winter finds you celebrating a new life, a new home, or simply the tried and true traditions from Christmases past, wishing you a merry and bright season.
SARAH HUBBELL, EDITOR IN CHIEF OF EMMA MAGAZINE
CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR Whether traditional red and green or a wintery white Christmas, this home tour has inspiration for both color schemes!
COOKIE PARTY Host a cookie decorating party and invite over all of your favorite little pals for an afternoon of sweet treats.
DAIRY-FREE MEAT BALLS These savory bites will satisfy the pickiest of eaters with just about any dietary restriction.
RICE KRISPIE HEART LOLLIPOPS Make these for an afterschool snack or Valentine’s Day surprise.
HOMEMADE POP TARTS You’ll never buy boxed tarts again after whipping up a batch of these homemade treats.
SUPER BOWL BINGO Page & Mason created these printable bingo cards to raise the stakes during this year’s football face-off. Whether hosting your own Superbowl party or heading to a friend’s, print out these free printable cards.
ENTERTAINING PRINTABLE BEAUTY
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY PARTY From DIYs to decor, the founders of Football Bettys show how to throw the best Super Bowl party on the block.
BAKING -THEMED GIFT LABELS Giving a homemade gift this holiday season? Tie it all up with a free printable gift tag.
GIFT GUIDE From the hard to shop for gent in your life to a few gifts you might just like to see under your own tree, peruse for gift inspiration this season.
CHEF HAT Create your own DIY chefâ€™s hat for the holiday baking days ahead.
RECIPE CARDS Print these recipe cards for your holiday cookie swaps, homemade gifts, and baking days!
Mint Wrapping Paper
Ornament Gift Topper Set
GIFT WRAPPING PARTY Emma’s editors share their favorite gift wrapping and party essentials for the holiday season. Wrapping Sheets: Paper Source Crane Scissors: Anthropologie Ornament Toppers: Target Gift Labels: Quill & Fox Heart Stickers: Petite Party Studio Hello Mug: Nordstrom Holiday Chocolates: Compartes Merry Napkins: Paper Source Washi Tape: Paper Source Red Twine: Tomkat Studio Shop
CURATED CAROLS CURATED BY AMY AGUIRRE
DO YOU HEA R W H AT I H E A R Pi n k Mar t i n i
W H IT E CH RIST MAS D ean Mar ti n
WINT ER WO NDERL AND James Tayl or
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VIVE LE VENT MIK A
WE NEED A L IT T L E CH RISTMAS Ages and Ages
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CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAUREN TOMASELLA CARNEY
Lauren McCaul’s cozy Alabama home sneaks bits of Christmas into every knook and cranny. McCaul blogs about her whimsical holiday abode at The Department of Agra Culture. From the vibrant living area to the calm and tranquil bedroom, she shows there are plenty of ways to successfully decorate for holidays. You’ll wish you could sit on her bright yellow couch and watch a classic Christmas film by the fire. For more details on her DIY decor pieces, click here.
BAKING GIFT LABELS PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN BY LIA GRIFFITH
Whip up some treats for Christmas gifts and keep the leftovers for yourself! After all, everyone knows the tried and true way to someoneâ€™s heart is through their stomach. Lia Griffith designer and blogger at LiaGriffith.com designed these festive labels to place the finishing touch on your edible gifts. Click here to print your own set.
COOKIE PARTY PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACHEL SOLOMON
Anthony Diaz of Anthony & Stork styled this modern and colorful Christmas cookie party. Invite your little one’s favorite pals over for an afternoon of cookie decorating complete with take home goodies for their next baking day. Venue This white and airy interior designed by Homes by 1962 sets a bright clean backdrop for a modern cookie decorating party. Find a spot in your home with great natural light to achieve the same feel! Decor Bright pink and mint green mix up the traditional color scheme while still feeling festive for a kid-centered baking day. Diaz also hung oven mitts in place of stockings from the mantle. Otherwise, keep things minimal - a few colorful bottle brush trees and fun place settings are all you need to compliment your existing holiday decor. Menu This is a no-brainer! Whip up a batch of homemade sugar cookies, or if you’re in a pinch, contact your local bakery. Ruze Cake House provided these delicious treats for us! To keep kids from a sugar crash offer healthy finger foods to balance their cookie intake. Favors Miniature whisks and tiny chef’s hats mark each child’s place setting, but we all know sweets are the real take-home treats.
Recipe Card Printable PRINTABLE BY AMY WALDRIP
Print out these colorful recipe cards for your own holiday baking. Graphic designer, Amy Waldrip, designed this set to coordinate with our cookie party, but you can just as easily attach to any homemade gifts you whip up this season! Click here to download.
DIY Chef Hat
Materials white construction paper stapler glue gun buttons dinner sized party paper napkins iron
No. 1 Starting at the forehead, wrap a piece of string around the child’s head to get an accurate measurement. Cut strips of paper the length of the string and 2” wide. No. 2 Fold the strip to make a circular shape. Overlap 1/2” and staple both sides No. 3 Set iron to low heat. Iron the paper napkin so all creases are flat No. 4 Bunch the napkin at the corners and staple. Poof out the center of the napkin to mold the shape of the hat. Once all corners are gathered, hot glue the tips of the napkins inside of the hat. Puff out the center with hand to create shape. No. 5 Glue a button to the paper base.
Dairy-Free MEATBALLS PHOTOGRAPHY AND RECIPE BY 窶起ICOLE LEE
Food blogger at HeyDear.co and no stranger to dietary restrictions, Nicole Lee created this recipe for savory meatballs that are both gluten and dairy-free, but still manage big flavor and great texture. Lee stresses the importance of choosing fresh high quality meat. For the best results, she recommends grass-fed beef.
Dairy-Free Meatballs INGREDIENTS 1 pound good quality grass fed ground beef 1/2 cup bread crumbs 2 whole fresh eggs 1 bunch of chopped basil 1 bunch of fresh chopped oregano 1 pinch of salt and pepper 1 pinch of dried parsley
PREPARE Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. In a bowl place the meat, all the herbs and the bread crumbs. Set the bowl aside. In a separate bowl crack your eggs. Then add the eggs into the meat mixture. It is key to do this separately to avoid getting any shells in the mix. Squeeze the eggs, meet and other ingredients together until completely combined. If it looks runny, slowly add a tablespoon more of bread crumbs. Hand roll to your liking small or large meatballs. Place the meatballs about an inch apart on the lined baking sheets. Set a time and place the meatballs in the oven for 12 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 350 and turn the pan. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes until slightly browned on top. Once finished place a tea towel on top and let them cool.
V-DAY TREATS PHOTOGRAPHY AND RECIPES BY HEIDI LARSEN AND JACLYN BELL
With the baking season upon us, we’re sharing a couple of our favorite homemade Valentine recipes. First up are these heartshaped Rice Krispie Valentine lollipops, courtesy of Heidi Larsen, a culinary expert and blogger at FoodieCrush.com. Whip these up for an after school treat or Valentine’s Day party. Second, Jaclyn Bell creator of the food blog CookingClassy.com, shows how to start your day in the sweetest way - with homemade pop tarts of course.
Rice Krispie Valentine Lollipops INGREDIENTS 1 10 ounce package large marshmallows 4 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon red food coloring 6 cups rice krispie cereal 8 ounces vanilla flavored candy coating candy sprinkles for decorating
PREPARE Makes 15 treats For the full recipe click here.
Homemade Pop Tarts INGREDIENTS 2 cups + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling 1 tsp salt 1 tsp granulated sugar 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and diced into 1/2-inch cubes 4 - 5 Tbsp ice water 3/4 cup strawberry preserves, divided (or other preserve of choice) 1 cup powdered sugar 2 Tbsp half and half, plus more as needed 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
PREPARE Makes 8 tarts For the full recipe click here.
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY PHOTOGRAPHY BY TRACY BATTAGLIA
The ladies behind Football Bettys - a pair of avid football fans and party-planning mamas - designed this Super Bowl Sunday party complete with printable Bingo cards and DIYs a plenty. For those of us less versed in football culture, this year’s big Bowl heads to the Northern California Levi’s Stadium in February, and it’s never too early to start planning! Venue Invite guests into your home and allow them to kick back with good food and wine while watching the game. Provide an outdoor space for kids to run around and play their own game of flag football. Menu For adults, select Northern California wines to coordinate with the San Francisco Super Bowl theme. Arrange your favorite meats, cheeses, and fruits on a cutting board for a fancy yet no-fuss charcuterie board. Finally, bacon-wrapped meatballs are a cinch to throw together at half-time! For the kids, serve Rice Krispie treats, cookies and Gatorade in cups adorned with football play labels. Ask a neighborhood bakery about placing football cookie orders in advance to pick up on the big day. (Ruze Cake House made these football shaped treats!) Bingo Set up a fun game of bingo for your younger guests at your Superbowl party with one of these free printable bingo cards custom to this year’s San Francisco Superbowl! Skittles are the perfect way to track who is winning. DIY To heighten the stakes, make a DIY game of squares for those betting types! Favors The Football Bettys asked their friends at High Jinks Tees to make commemorative 2016 Super Bowl tees - notice the 16 on the back!
SUPER BOWL BINGO PRINTABLES BY PAGE & MASON DESIGN
Click here to print out these free Super Bowl 2016 bingo boards designed by Page & Mason. They will keep kids and adults paying close attention to the game. Use candy instead of bingo chips and get creative with the winnerâ€™s prize!
DIY Squares Board Materials 12x12x.25 board, unstained, sanded vinegar steel wool gloves old paint brush chalk ink pen ruler pencil No. 1 A few days prior to making your squares board you will need to prep your vinegar stain. For one board you’ll need about 2 cups of vinegar and one pad of steel wool. Pour vinegar into a large mason jar and add the steel wool. Let it oxidize at least overnight, for best results a couple of days. No. 2 When mixture is ready, paint your board front and back using a generous amount of liquid on your brush. Let completely dry. No. 3 Measure out a 10x10 square from the bottom right corner of your board. Make little hash marks with your pencil at each inch on every side of your square. Connect your marks vertically and horizontally until you’ve penciled in your 10x10 grid...you should have 100 squares with a 2 inch border on the left side and top. Mark over your pencil marks with the chalk ink pen. No. 4 In the outside boarder make a smaller 1/2 inch boarder around the 10x10 square. No. 5 With your remaining larger boarder space, handletter the team’s names one on the left, the other across the top with your chalk ink pen. Jazz it up with their logo, or add field markings! No. 6 After your board it complete, you’re ready Betty! Have your guest fill in their names in the amount of squares they paid for. Once every square is filled, and before the game starts, randomly draw the numbers 0-9 from a hat and mark each number in your 1/2 inch boarder around your squares in each row/column. Do it for both teams. The numbers represent the last number in each teams score (I.e the score is Bears 23-Packers 10 at the end of the 1st quarter..find the 3 and the 0 for the corresponding team on your board and follow it to the winning square!) Game on! Hut Hut!
Bacon Wrapped Meatballs INGREDIENTS
1 lb bacon, cut slices in half
36 meatballs (see page 44 for meatball recipe)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cut a pound of bacon strips in half and wrap them around the meatballs. Secure the bacon in place with a toothpick. Place them on the parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your bacon. Optional: Add a sprinkle of brown sugar during the last 5 minutes of baking.
Holiday Spice Tea
Bubble Bath Bar
Stuff those stockings with pencils, lip balm and chocolate. Donâ€™t forget those candy canes. Mint Bracelet: Thirty One Bits Holiday Spice Tea: Paper Source Lip Gloss: Healthy Skin AZ Gold Pencils: Paper Source Soap Bar: Illume Mirror Compact: Kate Spade Bubble Bath Bar: Lush Wallet: Herschel Milk Chocolate: Godiva Voluspa Candle: Nordstrom
Savannah Bee Co. Honey
THe Hundred-Foot Journey
Raspberry Maraon Mix
Goat Milk Chocolate Bar
Gift the foodies in your life with a cookbook and recipe cards. After they are done baking macarons they can relax with a showing of “The Hundred-Foot Journey.” Recipe Cards: Rifle Paper Co. London Apron: Claudia Pearson Popcorn Seasoning: WilliamsSonoma Recipe Binder: Kate Spade Chocolate Bar: Mast Honey Jars: Crate&Barrell The Hundred-foot Journey: Amazon Macaron Mix: Sur La Table Recipe Tin: Paper Source The Forest Feast: Barnes & Noble
The Forest Feast
Nancy Drew Starter Set
Wooden Bowling Set
Letâ€™s Travel Print
Toy Camera Kit
Keep the kids entertained with a bowling set, a mini record player and wooden blocks. Nancy Drew Starter Set: Amazon Wooden Bowling Set: Bonjour Petit Letâ€™s Travel Print: Etsy Bear Beanie: H&M Popsicle Pillow: Cotton On Wooden Blocks: Bannor Toys Toy Camera Kit: Petit Collage Tent: TheLand of Nod Record Player: Thirdman Store Safari Mobile: Petit Collage
Mini Record Player
Safari Wooden Mobile
Mermaid Shampoo & Conditioner
Rose Gold Pouch
Pixi Glow Skin Care
Light Grey Loafers
Kate Spade Socks
Treat the ladies in your life to some pampering give them some hair products and nail polish. Then gift them with a new outfit for a dinner out. World Print: Rifle Paper Co. Mermaid Hair Products: Mermaid Perfume Rose Gold Pouch: Bando Grey Loafers: Sole Society Socks: Nordstrom Leather Tote: Madewell Pixi Glow Skin Care: Target Nail Polish: Sephora Red Dress: ASOS Ring Holder: Anthropologie
Foaming Shave Gel
Anthony Hair and Body Wash
Bike Repair Kit
Celebrate the men in your life by giving them Stanley Thermos : Stanley Backpack : Nordstrom Encyclopedia: Amazon Bike Repair Kit: Restoration Hardware Navy Cap: Herschel Grey Sneakers: Nordstrom Foaming Shave Gel: Harrys Anthony Hair and Body Wash: Ulta Plaid Flannel Sport Shirt: Nordstrom Cold Brew: Gradyâ€™s
Plaid Flannel Sport Shirt
Library Card Tote
Jane Eyre Penguin Books Mug
Old Books Candle
Monogram Flameless Candle
Personal Library Kit
Bunny Table Lamp
Spoil a bookworm with a good read, warm tea and a cozy blanket. Library Card Tote: Out of Print Penguin Mug: Amazon Old Books Candle: Frost Beard Studio Little Women: Amazon Bunny Table Lamp: PB Teen Flameless Candle: Nordstrom Madeline Shirt: Out of Print Library Kit Knock Knock Striped Throw: Crate&Barrel Peppermint Tea: Harney & Sons
Peppermint Herbal Tea
Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera
Leather Luggage Tag
Sephora Travel Set
Portable Phone Charger
Rose Gold Headphones
Shopping for a friend with wanderlust? Peruse gifts for the traveler in your life. Travel Calandar: Rifle Paper Co. Fujifilm Instax Camera: Target Leather Luggage Tag: J. Crew Phone Charger: Bando Headphones: Frends Backpack: Target Laptop Case: Mochi Things Travel Set: Sephora Scratch Globe: Scratchables Travel Listgraphy: Chronicle Books
Grocery List Pad
Gold Bar Cart
Honeycomb Beaded Coasters
Rectangle Gold Tray
Rose Gold Tea Lights
Crosley Vinyl Record Player
From a bottle of champagne to an espresso machine, spoil your favorite host with all the goodies needed to throw the perfect party. Grocery Pad:: Rifle Paper Co. Gold Bar Cart: Target Beaded Coasters: West Elm Rose Gold Tea Lights: West Elm Record Player : Urban Outfitters Gold Tray: Pier 1 Imports Sofia Champagne : Coppola Winery Espresso Machine: Sur La Table Vintage Tea Party: Anthropologie Home and Body Mist: Nordstrom
The Vintage Tea Party Book
Home and Body Mist
Mid Century Modern Accent Table
Black Diamond Accent Rug
Fringe Colorblock Candles
Display Keepsake Box
Pom Pom Pillow
Rex Grey Floor Lamp
Cactus Home Print
For the girl who loves to decorate. Shop these fun and eclectic finds to add personality to any room. Accent Table : Target Ornaments: The Land of Nod Accent Rug: Target Floor Lamp: Crate&Barrel Home Print: Etsy Colorblock Candles: West Elm Display Keepsake Box: ModCloth Pom Pom Pillow: The Land of Nod The Inspired Room: Amazon Ivory Checkered Throw: Pier 1 Imports
The Inspired Room
Ivory Checkered Throw
Love Style Life
The 52 Lists Project
Tales From the Back Row
Bright Lights Paris
All in Good Taste
The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray
See San Francisco
Looking for a winter read? Pick up one of these page-turners. Love Style Life by Garance Dore The 52 Lists Project by Moorea Seal Tales From the Back Row by Amy Odell See San Francisco by Victoria Smith Wildflower by Drew Barrymore Bright Lights Paris by Angie Niles All in Good Taste by Kate Spade The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg The Year of Cozy by Adrianna Adarme Girl Meets Change by Kristen Strong
The Year of Cozy
Girls Meets Change
WINTER ISSUE CREDITS
We try to give credit where credit is due, but sometimes you can only fit so many great people on one page! Here are all the people and places who helped make this issue possible. OH HELLO Photography - Jeanette LeBlanc CURATED CAROLS Photography - Rachel Solomon HOME - PAGE 12 Photography - Lauren Tomasella Carney HOLIDAY - PAGE 24 Photography - Rachel Solomon COOKIE PARTY Cookies - Ruze Cake House DIY Projects - Jacqueline Sondreal Props - Urbana Home Staging - Modern Manor FOOD - PAGE 40 Photography - Nicole Lee ENTERTAINING - PAGE 52 Photography - Tracy Battaglia SUPER BOWL SUNDAY MUA - Corinna Cooke Hair - Amber Tillinghast DIY Projects - Sarah Dearbaugh Flowers - Camelback Flowershop Printables - Page & Mason Design Shirts - High Jinks Tees GIFT GUIDE - PAGE 66 Photography - Lauren Tomasella Carney Curation - Amy Aguirre
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