Thursday, January 29, 2015

FIND | Reversible Tote Bag

Sometimes I find something so good that I have to share it.

I've been on the hunt for a new purse for a while now with no luck.  I love a nice, expensive (relatively anyway) purse, but I haven't found one that I've loved enough to pull the trigger on.  Here's the thing, my purse is really a catch all for lots of things and I often compare it to Mary Poppins bag as I clean it out each week and find myself pulling out the most random collection of toys and trinkets.  My purse also regularly falls victim to dirty tissues, goldfish crumbs, sticky lollipop sticks, and applesauce pouch explosions.  So while I love an expensive bag, it's just not really practical for day to day right now.

I think I fell in love when I came across this on the Nordstrom website last week.  It showed up on Friday and I'm in love.  The vegan leather looks great.  It's huge, which I love.  Mint and cognac.  Includes a zippered pouch (you know I love those!), and only $50!  Plus FREE shipping from Nordstrom!  Are you ordering one yet????

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SHOP | That's the key

More often than not, anything new that I bring to the shop is created out my own personal desire to have that item!  I am so tired of losing my keys, leaving them in the car (because I set them down to carry other things), poking Gabe with them when I carry him, and fumbling around trying to hang on my keys and everything else I'm carrying.  I know all the moms out there understand and probably anyone that well, has keys!

Enter the key fob wristlet.  I first started shopping for these about a year ago, but never found one that I really loved.  I knew that I loved the fabrics from our current clutch collection, so I decided to order the hardware and get started.

I've been using mine this week and I love it!  It's comfy.  It doesn't get lost in my giant purse (but it's not too heavy).  It's cute.  And most importantly it makes my life easier!

They measure 1 1/4 inches wide and a total of about 10 inches long.  The hardware is all stainless steel and the ends of the cotton webbing are sealed so it won't fray.

They're in the shop now and the best part is that if you're ordering anything else from the shop, these will ship for FREE!

These are definitely going to be a limited run.  There are currently 1-4 of each style in the shop and I likely won't be making these again with these exact fabric and color combos, so if you love one, don't wait!

Tell me, which one is your favorite???

Oh, and in case you're curious, I kept this one  ^^^ for myself.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

EAT | Zoodles and Shrimp

With a new year upon us, I know many people (myself included) are trying to eat healthier and cleaner and undo some of the damage done over the holidays.  I thought I would share one of my favorite healthy recipes.  This one is easy, yummy, and only takes about 30 minutes!

I know you're probably asking yourself, "What the heck is a zoodle???"  It's a zucchini noodle and you do need a spiralizer to make them.  I was gifted one by one of my besties for my birthday and I love it!  I know that it does a lot, but honestly I've only used it for zoodles.  Since I make this at least twice a month, it's totally worth having!  

Here's the recipe:

  • 10 ounces grape tomatoes (I like to get the multicolored ones and slice them in half)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds zucchini, spiralized (I usually use 3-4, depending on their size)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails off

    1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.  Toss together the grape tomatoes, 2 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon oregano and a pinch of salt on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the skins begin to wrinkle and move away from the flesh. Remove from the oven and let the tomatoes cool slightly.
    2. While the tomatoes roast, cook the shrimp.  Heat a pan over medium heat.  Add 1 tablespoon oil, shrimp, 1 teaspoon oregano, and salt and pepper to taste.  Cook for 5-10 minutes or until pink.  Throw an extra garlic clove in there if you want!
    3. Place the zucchini noodles in a large serving bowl.
    4. Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, lemon zest, and garlic; pour it over the zucchini noodles and toss to coat. Add the roasted tomatoes and shrimp and serve.

    I think this recipe tastes just as good cold the next day, too!


    Adapted from Oh My Veggies!

    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.