Friday, November 28, 2014

{4 gifts link-up: read}

Happy Friday friends!

How was your Thanksgiving? Are you doing any Black Friday shopping today? I might do a bit online, but I stay far away from the store crowds. Whichever you prefer, how about a little gift-giving inspiration? 

Today is the last week of the 4 gifts series, and this week I'm teaming up with Alyson and Sarah to share some ideas for gifts we can read. I've put together lists for my boys, hubby and myself. We are all book lovers at our house, and now that the boys can read they are even more fun. 

So here we go!

happy handmade home // hand lettering ledger // bread & wine // love, skip, jump

I hope these gave you some ideas! What is on your "read" wish list? 
Link up with us below!


Monday, November 24, 2014

{new prints in the shop}

Happy Monday friends!

I hope your week is off to a good start. It is a bit dreary here in Indiana this morning, but I have some new happy prints in the shop!

First is a Christmas doodle in two color choices...

Next is an addition to my children's section with this fun quote from my son Ben...

And finally a new inspirational print...
And you can use the code "NEWSITE" for free shipping!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

{4 gifts link-up: wear}

Happy Thursday friends!

This week is the fourth post in the 4-gifts series, which I'm doing along with Alyson and Sarah. Today we're sharing gifts we can wear! This is one of my favorites because I'm all about cozy and warm things right now, like sweaters, slippers, hats and scarves. 

I've put together lists for my boys, hubby and myself...hopefully these will give you some gift ideas for your family as well!

sweater 1 // sweater 2 //  hat 1 // hat 2  // boot 1 // boot 2

What's on your "wear" wish list this year? Link up with us below!



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

{breathing room}

It sure does feel like we're being rushed through life these days, doesn't it?

Sure, there are some days when it can't be avoided, like getting the boys out the door late to school when their gloves were MIA, or dashing out to the store because we just used the last drops of milk.

But lately I've been making a focused effort, when at all possible, to give myself breathing room.

That's why this happened over the weekend...
Yep...we put up the Christmas tree. 

We have a new tree this year which is exciting because it has pre-lit lights that actually work {the lights on our old tree died a few years back}, and all you have to do is plug the three parts together and voila! A lit tree! 

And the best hubby was so excited about it that HE actually put it up. I can't remember the last time that happened. :) 

I don't want this December to be full of hurried and frustrated decorating, which I know happens when I feel like my time is limited.

I want the last month of the year to be relaxed and full of hot chocolate, Christmas movies, snuggling on the couch, gift wrapping and noticing all of the blessings we're surrounded by. 
And man there are a lot of them. 
Do you plan on finding breathing room this holiday season? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

{4 gifts link-up: need}

Happy Thursday friends!

Today is the second week of our 4 gifts link-up, and this week we're focusing on things we need. I know, this sounds kind of boring, but "needs" can actually be fun too!
I've put together some needs for everyone in our family, and hopefully it will give you some ideas for yours! 

First up, my boys... 

Now that the weather has gotten much colder, they need some gear to keep their feet, hands and head warm. I love these grown up style slippers, and the hat set is in Landon's current favorite "color", camo. They both have tablets, but no case for them, so we really should get something to protect them on car trips. And finally, this art portfolio is a great idea to wrangle the art projects they make on a daily basis.

And now for my husband... 

He has been having a horrible time sleeping, and said that having a super warm blanket helps, so an electric blanket would certainly improve his sleeping situation. A nice coffee grinder and pepper mill have been on his list for quite awhile now, and those are kind of kitchen "needs". And finally he could really use a bag for his laptop and this leather number is nice and manly. 

And finally a few needs for me...

I honestly can't remember when I bought my current curling iron. But let's say I definitely had it pre-motherhood, and it is looking a tad worn. And while I'm at it, my hair dryer is looking pretty shabby as well. And now that I'm wearing my tall boots almost daily I could use some new knee socks. This last one is really for the whole family, but we desperately need a new laundry sorter. Ours is ripped and too small for our growing laundry mounds now that the boys' clothes are much bigger, so on the list it goes!

So there are a few things on our family "need" list this year. What is on yours? Link up with us below!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

{handmade holiday gift guide}

Welcome to our first ever Handmade Holiday Gift Guide! Alyson and I hope to make this a yearly thing. The two of us love to support the handmade community and this is our way of showing a little love. We don't charge the vendors, we do this because we truly love supporting each maker. There are so many amazing gift ideas in this guide, something for everyone on your list. 

The best part? There are DISCOUNT CODES and even a GIVEAWAY! 

So, be sure to scroll all the way through!

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Mason Jar Tumber - The Mason Bar Company 20% off: HOLIDAY20  //  Aztec Zipper Pouch - Luma Stitchery 10%: HANDMADEGIFTGUIDE  //  Ladies Cowl - Knit One Too 15% off: MERRY15  //  Leather Tassel Keychain - Permanent Baggage 2 for $20 Keychains: 2for20Keychain  //  Chevron Tote - Little Ms Fancy Pants  //  Gold "Love" Mason Jars - House of Jars 15% off: GIFTGUIDE

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Joy Mason Jar Sign - Eventually Cottage 15% off: JOY  //  Fox & Plaque Cookie Cutters - Ruffled Paper 20% off: THROWCONFETTI  //  Monogrammed Bath Towels - SoChick Handbags & Embroidery  //  Pajamas All. Day. Mug - Melissa Creates  //  Reclaimed Wood Tray - Made in the Meadows 10% off: HOLIDAY10  
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Fuchsia & White Striped Scarf - The Root Collective 10% off: HOLIDAYGUIDE14  //  Arrow Tote - The Barefoot Shoppe Free Shipping: FREESHIP  //  Herringbone Infinity Scarf - The Barefoot Shoppe Free Shipping: FREESHIP  // Red Lace Boot Cuffs - Forgotten Cotton 15% off $22+ purchase: Alyson15  //  Weaving Thru Wonderland Hat - Oikos Handmade 20% off: HANDMADEHOLIDAY20 
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Reversible Camera Case - Cozy Cameras 10% off: HANDMADEHOLIDAY  //  Whipped Body Scrub - Bizzy Fizz Bath Treats 15% off: AMGG14  //  Fabric Hoarder Sign - Hollow Glen 15% off: GIFTGUIDE15  //  Love Story Sign - Prim & Proper Signs    //  Coffee & Jesus Mug - The Olive Tree  //  Houndstooth Camera Strap Cover - Drawstring Studio 15% off: HOLIDAY15 

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Brass Heart Necklace - The Joyful Jewelry Box 15% off: ALYSONMANDY  //  Map Bracelet - Dandy Tiger Design 10% off: HANDMADE10  //  Honey-Bee Bracelet - Blushing Pixie Jewelry 15% off: SAVE15  //  Love Birds Necklace - Boy Cherie  //  Silver Bracelet - Belinda Carmichael Silver Jewelry  // Hammered Stamped Rings - Amy Cornwell  //  Aloha Necklace - Sassy Lemonade 15% off: HOLIDAYGIFTGUIDE14
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It's Awesome Time Shirt - The Printed Pallet 15% off: HGG15  //  Home State Sweatshirt (all states available) - Home State Apparel 10% off: ALYSONM

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Guitar Pick - Beadsoul $5 off $25: GIFTGUIDEDEAL  //  Wristlet Key Chain - Designs by Sew and Sew 15% off: MYGIFT15  //  Mountain Man Body SprayBeard Tonic- The Gnarly Whale  //  Wooden Desk Organizer - Hollow Glen 15% off: GIFTGUIDE15  //  Dr.Who Mug, Notepad & iPhone Case - Melissa Creates  //  Custom Beer Caddy - Down in the Boondocks

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Leather Flower Headband - Fiber Bungalow 15% off: MANDYSBLOG15  //  Beth Headband - Nora Rose Handmade  //  Xinia Bracelet - Hands Producing Hope 15% off: CHRISTMASISCOMING  //  Personalized Bangles - Ckys The Limit  //  Hand Painted Wooden Bead Necklaces - Coral and Cloud //  Monogrammed Plaid Scarf - Hill Girls Designs  //  Mustard Scallop Scarf & Turban - The Lil Cupcake 15% off: HOLIDAY15  //  Crystal Headband - Sweet Ties Hair Ties 20% off: GIFT20

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Fabric Letters - Crunchy Farm Baby  //  Wooden Love Bookmark - BK Inspired 15% off $20+: HOLIDAY2014  //  Dream Pillow - Addie & George 10% off: HANDMADE10  //  Be Brave Mug, iPhone Case & Notepad Set - Melissa Creates  //  Monogrammed Hoop Art - Pinwheels and Burlap 15% off: ALYSON //  Deer Feltidermy - Pocket with Posies
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Neck Ties & Suspenders - Eva and Dell 20% off $25+: GIFTGUIDE20  //  Let's Move Mountains Shirt - Elseware Co 15% off: HOLIDAY15  //  Donut Grow Up Sweatshirt - The Styled Child  //  Baby Boy Booties - Dapper Darlings 15% off: ALYSONMANDY  //  Bow Ties - Lennon and Co  //  Beachy Keen Shirt - The Printed Pallet 15% off: HGG15

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Personalized Name Pillow - Aspen Lane 15% off: GIFTGUIDE2  //  Fox Stuffed Animal - Hefferilts Felt  //  Personalized Bear Hoop - Hoopsy Daisy  //  TeePee Print - This Girl Doodles Free Shipping: NEWSITE

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Chevron & Burlap Table Runner - Ooh Baby Designs 5% off: WINTER  //  Dish Towel - Aspen Lane 15% off: GIFTGUIDE2  //  Hand Painted  "M" - Made in Neverland 10% off $25: 10HOLIDAYGIFT  //  Air Plant Cube Planter - See and Asters 15% off: ASTERS15  //  Coffee Cozy - La Belle Madeleine 14% off: XMAS14  //  Flower Burst Burlap Pillow Cover - Sewing Sunflowers 

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{not sent from my iPhone} Notecards - Red Letter Paper Company 15% off: ALYSON14  //  Funny Holiday Card - The Detroit Card Co  //  Home Alone Christmas Card - Bow and Arrow Art 15% off: MERRYMERRY15  //  Fox Warm Winter Wishes Card - Leroy Lime  //  Holiday Card - This Girl Doodles Free Shipping: NEWSITE

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State Print - CaPow 20% off $25+: HOLIDAYCELEBRATE  //  State String Art - Sweet Mama Makes 10% off: SWEET10  //  Skyline Print (any city) - Paper Finch Designs 15% off: ALYGUIDE  //  US Fabric Map - Sewing Sunflowers  //  Personalized State Wooden Tray - Grace Langdon 20% off $20+: GIFTGUIDE  //  City Map Wine Cork - Daisy Mae Designs 10% off: GIFTGUIDE

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What if you fly  //  Feeling Alive  //  Life is Sweet  //  Throw Confetti
All prints from Ruffled Paper - 20% off: THROWCONFETTI 

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Mini Pies - Crumbtastic 10% off: HOLIDAY  //  Snickerdoodles Cookie Mix - Mixin' Mama 20% off $25+: BREASTFEED20  //  Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge - Oh Fudge Store 

That's it! So many fabulous gifts for everyone on your list! Take advantage of those discount codes & don't forget that when you're shopping handmade you want to shop a bit earlier, as most stores close up for the holidays in early to mid- December! 

Be sure to enter the giveaway below for you chance at winning a whole bunch of awesome goodies!



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