Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

found on Pinterest

My warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday,
and a very happy new year!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Peppermint Divine Twine {not just for Christmas!}

I'm adding this to my wish list - Peppermint Divine Twine from Whisker Graphics!!

I am lucky enough to have two spools from Whisker Graphics but I want / need / gotta have this beautiful pink, red, and white twine. 

Oh, this color combination will be so much fun yet not limited to only Christmas.  The Peppermint Divine Twine will be perfect for Valentine's Day.  So snag a spool now for Christmas wrapping/crafting and have lots left for Valentine's Day fun!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fleur de Sel Caramels {from The Caramel Jar}

I've shared links to The Caramel Jar with you at least five times in the last year ... and its not because they are stuffing free caramels into my pockets as I type! {Oh, I wish}

The Caramel Jar makes the most delicious caramels you have ever, EVER tasted.  I recently sent them to my BIL for his birthday and the family of six raved about them!  My SIL gushed about how good there were.  She couldn't put into words how they were different from others, she just said 'Send more!!'.

I'm not the only one who has discovered this yummy caramel goldmine.  The Caramel Jar has reached its capacity to make caramels for Christmas delivery.  But don't worry - you can still give the gift of caramels with a Gift Certificate.  Your giftee can redeem their gift certificate in the new year and enjoy the caramel goodness once the craziness of the holidays are over.

The Caramel Jar also offers a Caramel Club! This is a great gift for those who seem to have everything and those that are so difficult to buy for ... what a treat to have caramels appear on your doorstep each month - yum!
I have one lucky address on my gift list that *just might* have the chance to experience The Caramel Jar's Caramel Club in 2012 ;) .

Dog Bone Ornament

Even our furry friends should be represented on the Christmas tree! 'Treat' one to a Dog Bone Ornament from The Lab on Etsy. Just $8 with free personalization.

Be sure to see the other cute holiday things at The Lab - Black Lab Ornament, Yellow Lab Stocking, and Chocolate Lab Dog Toys!!

Christmas Coal Soap

Do you have someone on your list that should get coal this year? Or do you want to play a Christmas joke on a friend?

Give them Christmas Coal Soap from Sunbasilgarden Soaps on Etsy! Each coal piece is handcut and has a peppermint scent. $7 for two coal soaps.

These would also be cute in the powder room during a Christmas party!

Also check out their other fun soaps - Lego men, snow soap, and mistletoe sugar scrub soap.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Reindeer Tees and Onesies {20% off}

 Personalized reindeer tees and onesies ($26) from Mitetees are 20% off with code red nose through December 11th.

So cute! I want one!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Necklaces by Sarah Jane Studios

About a month ago Sarah Jane Studios introduced these adorable necklaces!

Sarah's illustrations are beautiful. Lucky us, Sarah is sharing a few of her wonderful images as jewelry for our little ones. 

I just love the Read With Me necklace ($28) because it reminds me of my daughter and her new found love of reading. The necklaces come in your choice of length (14", 15", or 16") and you can add a pearl charm for only $6.

{Psst, these aren't just for little girls, the 16" length would be a great shorter necklace for us too - I'm thinking Green Meadow!}

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fred & Friends Food Face Plate

Its always fun to add a little smiles during mealtime and these Fred & Friends plates are perfect for that!

Ohh, so much fun!!

There is a Mrs Food Face Plate as well.

Okay, now who isn't smiling right now?!?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday - Raw Olive {20% off}

Peppermint Mocha Latte Organic Sugar Scrub

Raw Olive on Etsy is offering 20% off everything today only, with the promotion code CYBERMONDAY.

Cyber Monday - Shop Sweet Lulu {up to 25% off}

Reproduction Mercury Ball Ornaments

Shop Sweet Lulu is offering up to 25% off everything today only, with the promotion codes below:

Cyber Monday - Emmy's Closet {20% off}

Felt Bird Clip
Emmy's Closet on Etsy is offering 20% off everything today only, with the promotion code CYBER20.

Cyber Monday - Gussy Sews {20% off}

Cotton Candy market tote

Gussy Sews is offering 20% off everything today only, with the promotion code CYBERMONDAY.

Cyber Monday - The Pleated Poppy {20% off}

Petal Pusher in kelly green

The Pleated Poppy is offering 20% off everything today only, with the promotion code CYBERMONDAY.

Cyber Monday - Sarah Jane Studios {15% off}

Winter Cheer

Sarah Jane Studios on Etsy is offering 15% off everything today only, with the promotion code THANKS15.

Cyber Monday - Vintage Wanna Bee {45% off}

Rosette Necklace

Vintage Wanna Bee is offering 45% off everything today only, with the promotion code CYBER45.

Cyber Monday - The Rusted Chain {15% off and free ornament}

Love Grows Here

The Rusted Chain is offering 15% off everything today only, with the promotion code MONDAY.

And ... any purchase of $60 or more will receive a FREE Christmas Ornament!! Just mention it when you check out - right under the shipping address on paypal is a spot for notes. That's where you'll tell them you'd like the ornament and what you'd like it to say!
{it must be included in your order to qualify. Emails sent after the order is complete cannot qualify for the ornament.}

Cyber Monday - Hope Ink {20% off}

House of Wisdom

Hope Ink on Etsy is offering 20% off everything today only, with the promotion code GRATEFUL.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Give Thanks printable

I am in awe of the talented graphic designers in blogland and their creations! They are so generous, too. Many of them share amazing printables for FREE! I have a Printables board on Pinterest so I can easily find all of these goodies because so many of them are seasonal favorites now.

I'm hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year - ack! But I have lots of help from my mom and sister {love them!}. I have a huge list of to-dos in the next week but the first thing I did was print and frame this print from Beth Proudfoot at It Is What It Is:

Give Thanks from Beth Proudfoot
Thanks Beth for sharing so many amazing printables!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Land of Nod {free shipping}

The Land of Nod is offering FREE shipping on all stocking stuffers!!
Here are some of my favorites for under $10:

Holiday Cards from Chickabug

Time to start thinking about Holiday Cards ...

Little Pear
Chickabug has a great selection!

Fleur de Lis
Print yourself or request professional printing.

Red and Silver Toile
Either way you will be thrilled with your cards from Chickabug!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday Divine Twine is here!

Holiday Divine Twine is here! But hurry, it's a Limited Edition.

Snag this beautiful combination green, red, and white bakers twine to adorn your holiday gifts and goodies. Divine Twine can also be used for crafting and decorating!

Find Holiday Divine Twine at Whisker Graphics for $15 for 240 yards.
Also available is Holiday Divine Twine (k)Nots at one-third off, only $10 for at least 200 yards.

Santa Key ... magic!

Don’t have a chimney for Santa to climb down? No worries! Just hang this skeleton key outside your door on Christmas Eve for Santa to use.

So cute!!

Santa Key ($10 plus $2.50 shipping) from Cat Tales on Etsy.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Advent Calendar Garland Kit

The adorable kit includes 24 hand-punched natural brown kraft stock tags with numbers printed in rich, black ink (numbers 1-24), 4 yards of red baker's twine, 25 mini wood clothespins (24 + 1 extra!),  and small natural muslin bag for safe keeping - or request the gable box during checkout!

Tie it along your mantel, or string it up on a Christmas will look stunning no matter where you choose to display it.  And enjoy counting down the days of December!

$25 plus $3 shipping

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sweet Mady {15% off Thanksgiving}

Thanksgiving Bowl $20

Today through Monday, November 14th get 15% off Thanksgiving products at Sweet Mady.  Use code thankful at checkout.

Autumn Banner Plate $24

Family Trees

We all seem to have one or two people on our gift lists that are difficult when it comes to finding the right gift.  Often these are our grandparents or parents!  When I saw the beautiful Family Tress offered by LoviDay on Etsy I knew they would make a great gift for these members of the family!  Your Family Tree is an illustration of the amazing family they have helped create and what a wonderful gift for them to display in their home.

The names of the family members are randomly placed on leaves of the tree - love this!

Are you more of a DIYer?  LoviDay offers a Family Fingerprint Tree that includes a printed 'bare' 11" x 14" poster and 2 ink pads (1 light and 1 dark green) for you to create your own custom tree.  This would be a fun family activity on Thanksgiving or any of the upcoming family gatherings!

Looking for something for your little family?  LoviDay also offers a Whimsical Family Tree that has the parents names at the bottom and their children's names beautifully illustrated n the leaves of the tree.
LoviDay also has a wonderful selection of Guest Book Alternatives for weddings, baby showers, etc.

Total processing and delivery is typically 2-3 weeks, so keep this in mind when ordering for the holidays!

Free shipping for the holidays!! Use coupon code HAPPYHOLIDAYS.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Official Letter to Santa {from Chickabug}

Chickabug, one of my very favorites, just launched a new website and blog!!

To celebrate Heather is hosting a giveaway
AND offering a bonus sale --
her adorable 'Official Letter to Santa' kit is half price!

 Each kit includes 4 high quality cards, 4 red envelopes, and 4 peel-and-stick labels for an incredible price of just $7.50 ($3 shipping).

I snagged a kit last year and my daughters *loved* it! We had so much fun filling out the letters and mailing them to Santa.  I love the check-the-box format- so fun!

Remember, snag your own  'Official Letter to Santa' kit at half price - just $7.50!  Heather at Chickabug is offering this amazing deal through Friday, November 18th

Thursday, November 3, 2011

2011 Ornaments {from The Vintage Pearl}

The Vintage Pearl released their 2011 Ornaments today! 

The tree shape is cut out of the stainless steel ornament! Hand stamped with up to 60 letters and spaces.

This bronze star can be hand stamped with a child’s name, a teacher’s name, names of newlyweds, your last name, oh so many possibilities!

A beautiful bronze snowflake that can be hand stamped with up to 3 lines. Again, so many possibilities!!

A lovely pearl accent and beautiful red ribbon included with all ornaments.

Remember - allow 1-2 weeks for your custom hand stamped ornament to ship!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Glee, The Christmas Album Volume 2

I {heart} Glee!
I {heart} Glee music!
I can't wait to add Glee, The Christmas Album Volume 2 to my collection!