archive: December, 2010

printables, projects, patterns

December 22, 2010

Posted by in christmas

last minute handmade gifts

row 1: printable christmas gift bag, holiday deer card kit

row 2: the mibo 2011 printable calendar, printable eat more veg calendar

row 3: reversible tote bag pattern, the wild bunch (printable project)

row 4: 2011 printable calendar, printable colour pages

friends, how are you? how is the christmas season going? are all of the gifts wrapped and under the tree? we finished wrapping the very last one last night, just to find another one that i had forgotten this morning. there’s always one more, isn’t there? we will be driving some 24 hours back to our home state of n.c. tomorrow, and i think we’ll need a christmas miracle just to get all the gifts, our luggage and toaster in the car!

we have a few gifts that will surely not arrive in the mail on time, we’re somewhat worried about the weather for the trip home and are a bit stressed over getting our things together for the trip.

but you know what?

i am intentionally going to love every bit of this holiday season. after all, it is the most wonderful time of the year! i giggle at the bustling malls and laughed as i used newspaper to wrap the last few gifts last night after we ran out of wrapping paper. this season, i will enjoy every bit of christmas and everything that comes along with it. i intend to enjoy the 24 hour car ride home with my mister and soak in every ounce of time i can with our families while we’re home. i will savor every bite of scrumptious food we eat and plan to remember the look on my loved ones faces as they open my gifts for them. though there is much still to do before saturday comes, this is my way of promising myself that i will be present and filled with joy for every moment of it.

what has your week been like? how are you avoiding the natural holiday stresses?

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last minute gifts {part I}

December 21, 2010

Posted by in christmas

last minute gifts printable art

red bird art; $7.50

smile printable; $7.00

eggs in a blue bowl; $5.00

brown owl; $7.00

home makes my heart oh so very happy; $5.00

peace love cupcakes; $5.00

last minute gift shopping? try these art printables for a quick fix!

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sponsor welcome- natural kids

December 21, 2010

natural kids on etsy

{rooster pull toy, felted wool owl toy, montessori baby toys, owl friends peg rack}

with questionable materials being used in so many toys today, many moms are choosing to go all au naturel. if your looking to make the switch, NaturalKids etsy street team is here to help! they are a group of sellers dedicated to creating natural products for children, and they make everything from toys to utensils to clothing (and more)!  they work with natural materials from the earth, such as wool, cotton, silk and wood. visit the NaturalKids etsy street team site to learn more about their mission, or start browsing their selection on etsy!

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woodland belle jewelry

December 20, 2010

Posted by in jewelry

woodland belle jewelry
 

{tiny woodlan terrarium golden stag ring}

woodland belle jewelry

i feel as though this post hardly needs any words, as the photos speak for themselves! this most perfectly woodsy, feminine and detailed jewelry comes to you from woodland belle. the artist, mai mckemy, lives in asheville, nc (our home grounds) and if you knew anything about the city, you wouldn’t be surprised. it’s filled with the most eco-aware, mindful people that honor both the earth and the arts. i love the intricate detail in all of her work, the moss on these twig hair pins and the tiny succulents on this garden necklace.

visit woodland belle’s site to learn more, and shop the collection either on etsy or big cartel.

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hello friends! how was your weekend? can yo believe that christmas is THIS week! are you ready for it? i’m just about ready, but i’ll be tying up some loose ends and finishing wrapping the last few presents today and tomorrow. as i’m inspired by my new favorite blog, nordgrains, my goal this week is to be fully present in everything that i do. as we come together with our families, drive across the country, and eat lots of yummy food- i plan to soak it all in and keep from being mindless about it all. what will you do to keep this holiday from flying by?

lovely clusters winter catalog
 
lovely clusters winter catalog
 
lovely clusters winter catalog
 
as i’ve been spending quite a lot of time exploring e-zines lately, i have to say this winter catalog from lovely clusters has especially caught my eye. it’s a perfectly organized and beautiful gift guide for the season. you can browse by color, category or even by price! rachel does such a lovely job at curating handmade goodies, i think you’ll really enjoy flipping through the pages.

browse the winter catalog here!

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The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
 
seeing that we are all in the full swing of christmas, the happy holidays guide to diy couldn’t come at a better time! brittni from papernstitch has compiled a beautiful diy guide with step by step tutorials for over 8 easy holiday projects, and they are all to die for!

The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
 
these projects are never-before-seen originals that will get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to get crafty this christmas.  with beautiful gift wrapping ideas, ornament tutorials and some great last minute gift ideas, i couldn’t be more excited to share this with you!

The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
 
The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
 
click here to get your free copy!

i wish you all a wonderful weekend, as i’m sure we will all be busy bees tying up loose ends before christmas!  i’ll see you back here on monday, love to you!

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the world of dottie angel

December 17, 2010

Posted by in lifestyle

dottie angel

{it’s beginning to feel}

hello friends! though i have spoke about tif fussell before, her world never ceases to inspire me. her home is full of beautiful vintage and eclectic finds and her style is distinctly whimsical. join me for a glance!

dottie angel
 
dottie angel
 
dottie angel
 
her shop, dottie angel, is full of little whimsies. all of which are handcrafted, vintage, eclectic, original, or recycled in some way. pretty colors pop on a neutral slate and feminine, dainty touches welcome you.

dottie angel

{wishing}

living in a quaint cottage with chickens and some lovely pups, she is definitely a gal after my own heart. visiting her space makes me happy, brightens my day and inspires my creativity.

explore dottie angle more by visiting her shop, beautiful blog, website and photo album.
 

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