Friday, December 19, 2014

LIFE | Finding Joy

TGIF.  #amiright

Y'all, this has been nothing short of a craptastic week.  I thought about sharing with you all the reasons that I'm glad this week is finally over, but decided instead to share a few of the things that have brought me joy this week.  In the midst of the chaos and lack of sleep that we've had around here, these seem to mean a little more.

We finally turned Gabe's crib into a toddler bed.  I put this off as long as possible, but he's 3.  It's time.  I'm going to choose my words very carefully here.  Going to bed at night has gone really well.  We do our little bedtime routine, tuck him in, he stays in bed and goes to sleep.  Naptime, I'm coming for you next!  (Not an actual sleeping child in photo.)

The holidays always make me want a White Russian.  I picked up some Kahlua (read: sent my husband to pick up Kahlua) this week and enjoyed every drop of this!

All my holiday orders have shipped!  I can't tell you how much it means to me that so many of you have chosen to shop small and support handmade this holiday season!  We've had an incredible couple of months and I'm so thankful!  (P.S. You can still place an order for READY TO SHIP items today and get them by Christmas with a Priority Shipping upgrade!)

We have a lemon tree in the yard and that means more lemons that I know what to do with.  I gave a couple dozen to a friend of mine a few weeks ago and she showed up today with a bottle of homemade limoncella for me!  I'm obsessed!  I'd never had it before and it's so good!  I immediately got on Pinterest to see how to make my own and get ideas for things to do with it!  It was such a neat surprise!

And of course, this kiddo is finally feeling better after a long week of sickness!  And I am so glad!  

For the record, I do realize that two of my "joys" are alcohol related.  That's the kind of week it's been.  

Share one of your "joys" from this week with me in the comments!  

Monday, December 15, 2014

SHOP | Holiday Shipping Deadline

Can you believe Christmas is just 10 days away???  I'm almost done with my shopping but I have to get everything wrapped up and shipped.  The few things I have left I think I can just have sent directly to the recipient.  Thank the Lord for Amazon Prime, right???

With Christmas so close, we need to remind you to get those orders in!  Tomorrow is the last day to place an order and guarantee that it will ship in time to arrive for Christmas.  Keep in mind that while we do our part to get your order out, what the post office does with it after that is out of our control.  We moved our cut off date up a bit just to give the post office a little more cushion.  And if you're still doing your Christmas shopping I have good news!  Everything in the shop is 20% off today and tomorrow!  Just enter code MERRYMERRY at checkout!  We've temporarily deactivated all our made to order items (they'll be back on Wednesday), so everything in the shop is in stock and ready to ship!  And if you're already done with your shopping (show off!) then treat yourself! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

SHOP | Cyber Monday & Holiday Deadlines

Happy Cyber Monday!  We've got several big things to share with you today so grab your coffee or hot chocolate, find a comfy place to sit, and don't you dare change out of those pj's!

First of all, today (December 1st) is the LAST DAY to place an order for made to order items and guarantee that they will ship in time to be received by Christmas.  We'll do our part to get them to the post office on time, but please understand that they are {literally} out of our hands once we pass them off to USPS.  Not sure what's made to order???
  • ALL bodysuits and tees (except for a few samples that are ready to ship)
  • ALL wall art
  • SOME clutches
  • ALL skirts

But how do you know for sure?  You can find the answer in the listing.

Click on the "Shipping & Policies" tab and it will give you the answer!  Generally items will say they are ready to ship in 1-3 business days (already made and waiting to be shipped) or 2-3 weeks (made to order).

Got it?  Awesome!  And if you're still not sure, just send us a convo and we'll get back you as soon as we can!

Ok, now on to the good stuff...  THE SALE!


Save 10% on your purchase with coupon code CYBER10

Save 20% on your purchase of $50 or more with coupon code CYBER20

Save 25% on your purchase of $100 or more with coupon code CYBER25

May we recommend...

This cute snowman bodysuit (last day to order!)

Or this flannel cowl

Holiday Deadlines
December 1st - Last day to order MADE TO ORDER items for Christmas delivery
December 4th-8th - Orders placed during these dates will ship on Tuesday, December 9th
December 17th - Last day to order READY TO SHIP items with standard shipping for Christmas delivery
December 19th - Last day to order READY TO SHIP items with Priority shipping for Christmas delivery

*Subtotal must be $50/$100 or more before tax/shipping.  Coupon code MUST be entered at time of purchase.  Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with any other discount.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

SHOP | Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday.  The day that everyone is encouraged to shop small instead of hitting the local chain or big box store.  We know that you have a choice when you shop and we're so thankful that you choose to shop small and shop handmade.

To thank you, please enjoy FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50 and we'll include a free zippered pouch with your order!  No need to add the pouch to your cart, we'll choose a cute one for you.  Just enter coupon code SHOPSMALL at checkout.

Monday, November 24, 2014

SHOP | Black Friday is here!

Good news!  Black Friday starts today!!!  Handmade is tough since you know, things are made by hand.  I want to make all the goodies that you want for the holidays and I want to be able to have time to spend with my family around the holidays.  So in the interest of accomplishing both of those things I've decided to start our Black Friday sale TODAY!  That means you can shop today and get the same deal that we're offering on Black Friday!  You'll get your order sooner and I'll be a happier shop owner!  Coupon code BLACKFRIDAY will take 20% off your entire order now through Friday!

Not sure what you want to buy?  We can help!

For your mom

For your BFF

For the office gift exchange

For your sister

For your daughter

For your son

For your niece and nephew

And after all that shopping you're going to have earned a little self-gifting...

What are you waiting for???  Start shopping now!

Coupon code BLACKFRIDAY is valid Monday, November 24th through Friday, November 29th for 20% off your purchase.  Coupon code must be entered at checkout.  Refunds will not be issued for failure to enter the coupon code.  Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with any other coupons.  Please take note of production times when placing your order.  If you have any questions please contact us PRIOR to placing your order.  Special requests in the "notes to seller" regarding delivery dates may not be honored.

Monday, November 17, 2014

WEAR | Plaid

A couple of weeks ago I came across this tunic on the Anthropologie website.

It looked simple enough, so I thought "Hey!  I could make that!".  After reaching out to my Insta-friends for suggestions for a pattern,  I settled on the Shoreline Boatneck and spent an afternoon getting the pattern ready to go and stitched it up the next morning.  I honestly think it took me longer to print, tape, and cut the pattern than it did to make the top!  

Mine is more "top" length versus the "tunic" length of the inspiration, but I'm ok with that.  I love the subtle shirttail hem.  I used a cotton flannel for the front and an interlock knit for the back, both purchased from Joann's.  I followed the pattern measurements and made an extra small on top and graded to a small in the hips.  If you're newer to sewing apparel and scared of sleeves, this would be a great pattern to try!  They're so easy!  I have to say, I really love this top!  It's so cozy and comfy, it cost me a fraction of the inspiration top, and I MADE it!

What should my next sewing inspiration be???

Top: Made by me! // Earrings: Nickel & Suede // Jeans: Mavi via Stitch Fix (referral link) // Shoes: TOMS

Monday, November 3, 2014

LIFE | Gabe turns 3!

I still kind of can't believe that I have a 3 year old!  He turned 3 a few weeks ago, but we waited on his party so that his dad could be there.  For the past few months I've been asking Gabe if he wanted a dinosaur (he loves them!) party or a helicopter (I wanted to have the party at the Pima Air and Space Museum) party and every time he chose dinosaurs, so dinosaurs it was!

I turned to my girl, Pinterest, for all the ideas.  We opted for a morning party at the park so I kept things relatively simple with some light snacks.

I allowed the playground to provide most of the entertainment, but I did set up a few bowls of sand and excavating tools for a fun dino dig.  This was a hit and most kids started looking for fossils as soon as they arrived!

Gabes outfit was custom made just for him the night before (of course)!  The party hats were just solid hats from party city with the spikes glued on.  

I'm not a baker, so I left the cake to Whole Foods and I'm glad I did.  One less thing for me to worry about and it was yummy!

And of course we had some dinosaur goodies for our special guests.  I loaded up these cute little boxes with lots of dino goodies from Amazon.  Praise the Lord for Amazon Prime since I literally didn't even think about these until the Tuesday before the party!

I hope you enjoyed this recap of Gabe's dino-mite party!

If you'd like any specific sources, please let me know!