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2014 Holiday Gift Guide + $200 PayPal Giveaway!

Hello World,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! As I love supporting handmade artisans and small businesses, today I’m sharing a handmade holiday gift guide (with coupon codes!) curated by fellow bloggers, Karissa and Cassie. I’ve also teamed up with them and some other great bloggers (see the full list at the end of the post) to giveaway $200 in PayPal cash! Check it out below:

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Welcome to Cassie and Karissa‘s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! Finding unique, thoughtful gifts during the Holiday season can be hard.  That’s why we teamed up with some amazing small business owners to share a few beautiful gifts for each person in your life! We’re even giving away $200 Paypal Cash so that that one lucky person can go on a little Christmas shopping spree. We encourage you to partake in the giveaway and to use the coupon codes below to get some amazing pieces! Happy Holidays!

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For Her

awl snap redo

Awl Snap. Awl Snap’s leather goods are founded and forged in the wonderful city of Richmond, VA.  Boasting ridiculously soft leathers in rich earth tones, each Awl Snap product is created with attention to functionality, durability, and a slight nod to the quirkiness in all of us.

Receive 15% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14

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Gertie & Baxter. Gertie & Baxter is a women’s accessories line, hand crafted in downtown Los Angeles. Our line focuses on American girl style, specializing in headbands, scarves, boot socks and other accessories to keep you cute!

Receive 15% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14 

poshy daisy redo

The Posh Daisy. The {posh} Daisy started  when I couldn’t find that perfect hand stamped piece of jewelry that I had been looking for. I decided why not make my own? After that I was hooked. My mom and I opened up our Etsy shop in 2011 and the rest is history. We love owning this little business together; we get to talk and laugh and create! Nothing better than that. Our collection is boho, shabby chic, and classic. Something for everyone, personalized, and one of a kind jewelry.

Receive 25% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14  

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Fedeli Jewelry.  Fedeli jewelry was born out of a love for a necklace that belonged to my mother; the necklace is delicate, gold, and sits at just the right spot on my neck. I wanted to begin creating things that had an essence of my mother in them – beautiful, dainty, and captivating.

Receive 20% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14

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For Him

kithandkin

Kith & Kin. Kith&Kin is a family of makers. It’s been in our blood for generations. Our grandparents made our toys and quilts, our moms made our pajamas, and we fell asleep in beds our dads made. When we met, we fell in love and felt at home…and kept the making alive. We even made four kids! Now we make everything together.   We invite you to be apart of our family with our high quality, handmade pieces.

Receive 20% off all bags with the code GIFTGUIDE14

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 For the Home/Office

stamp nouveau

Stamp Nouveau. In this internet filled world, finding a hand addressed card or letter in your mailbox is a special treasure! Our designer stamps are the perfect way to add your personal touch to all your outgoing treasures. This world needs more love letters!

Receive 15% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14

cey

Cey Events and Design.CEY Events and Design was born out of a love for burlap, lace, and anything gold.  I love creating chic, affordable, and pops of glamour for any space. Items featured are burlap and gold pillows, state design pillows, gold foil prints, sequin hangers, and repurposed mettalic items.

Receive 25% off orders of $30 or more with the code GIFTGUIDE14

free folding

FreeFolding. Freefolding is my studio brand of contemporary functional ceramic home-ware. I’m a one woman show; creating, making, and designing each piece single handedly. I love making vessels out of clay sheets. I investigate its options to be folded, closed and create a container. THe new ways to unravel traditional forms and to play with them are the force that attracts and motivates me forward. Though decliate and so fine-looking, my ceramic is amazingly practical, and can be used anywhere in the kitchen, being oven, microwave, and dishwasher proof.

Receive 20% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14

a little bit collage

A Little Bit of Me. A Little Bit specializes in big bright blooms, custom illustrations, and #spreadjoyandhappymail cards to spread joy through snail mail!

Receive 20% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14

modern memo redo

Modern Memo. Modern Memo creates original, handmade greeting cards with the use of modern calligraphy and heat embossing. The unique use of heat embossing gives the pattern a raised and textured look while also adding a sheen and vivid color. These cards are perfect for any occasion!

Receive 20% with the code GIFTGUIDE2014

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For the Kids

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Babysprouts & Company. Babysprouts & Company is a small-town handmade business specializing in baby accessories (teethers, pacifier clips) and apparel (leggings, harem pants).  We are a new company with a BIG dream! Our shop contains high-quality products with modern prints.

Receive 25% off with the code GIFTGUIDE14

Now for the free money! Thanks to these beautiful ladies we have $200 PayPal Cash to giveaway. Be sure to check them out to gain lots of entries!

Winning entry will be verified. Winner must have a valid PayPal account for money to be transferred.

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DIY Halloween Costume #6 – Angel

DIY Halloween Costume #6 - Angel

Hello World,

One year for Halloween, my mom dressed up as an angel. But instead of just wearing a white gown, she layered multiple white items of various lengths and textures. She wore this when she took my little sisters trick or treating, so she wore an additional white sweater underneath for warmth.

She layered a white sundress over a polka dot white slip, which she wore over a floor length satin nightgown. Over this she wore two vintage robes and a feather boa. To make her outfit angelic, she wore feather wings and a halo headband.

DIY Halloween Costume #6 - Angel

Layering the short sleeve robes added volume to her shoulders.

DIY Halloween Costume #6 - Angel

Above are all the articles she wore (minus the white sundress she was still wearing).

DIY Halloween Costume #6 - Angel

Just texting her boss.

Looking for more Halloween costumes ideas? Well, it’s your lucky day, because I have all my DIY costumes (and decor tutorials too!) listed here.

DIY Halloween Costume #5 – Bride of Frankenstein

DIY Halloween Costume #5 - Bride of Frankenstein

Hello World,

For the fifth costume in this series, I’m sharing my mom’s Bride of Frankenstein costume – and it is one of my favs! She wore this as a couple’s costume, paired with my dad who was Frankenstein for Halloween one year.

For her outfit, she wore a vintage bohemian wedding dress and wrapped her hands in gauze.

DIY Halloween Costume #5 - Bride of Frankenstein

Her hair is probably my favorite part- most of it is a tall wig that she stuffed with tissues, but the blonde sections are her actual hair! She didn’t have white hair spray, so she instead pinned and hairsprayed her own hair to both sides of the wig.

DIY Halloween Costume #5 - Bride of Frankenstein

She also added silver spider pins to her hair to add more detail to her look.

DIY Halloween Costume #5 - Bride of Frankenstein

For her makeup, she first applied foundation that was lighter than her normal skin tone, and then contoured her face with grey eyeshadow, to make her face appear more hollow.  She did dark smokey eyes and a plum lip.

To make her costume more Frankenstein-esque, she drew stitches with black eyeliner and blood with red lipstick to her neck and chest. We didn’t have white costume makeup, so we tried to make our own with baby powder when re-creating the look, but it came out inconsistent. We’d recommend getting white body paint if you want to make your skin look life-less.

Looking for more Halloween costumes ideas? Well, it’s your lucky day, because I have all my DIY costumes (and decor tutorials too!) listed here.

Happy Costuming!