the perfect mason jar tumbler…and a coupon code

If you know me in real life you have probably seen me carrying around one of these…

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My friend, Erin, {@tweetpotatopie on IG…go follow her feed…it’s gorgeous and she is so creative} has created the perfect vintage mason jar tumblers complete with glass straws and lids.

These are NOT the reproduction mason jars…they are the real vintage jars!

Her etsy shop is now FULL of tumblers perfect for holiday gift giving. Think hostess gift, teachers gift, or a gift for yourself!

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For this new batch she has teamed up with the mason bar company who is now supplying the lids!

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She has even added gorgeous hand-decorated burlap bags perfect to use for your gift giving.

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And, even better?! She has given me a coupon code to share with YOU! Use the code “stephanylove15” to get 15% off your order of $10 or more!

Go, now. Shop. Give handmade. And, buy one for yourself, you won’t regret it!

homeis…using stephanylove15 at tweetpotatopie.etsy.com to save 15% on your order of $10 or more.

flowers and words…

i love flowers.
i love words.
i love katie daisy because of her words with flowers.
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(Steven Pressfield was new to me, too…I am buying his book…The War of Art)
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I want to buy all of her prints.
And, she lives in Oregon!
I would love to meet her someday.
home is…pretty things.

{milestones} a visit from the tooth fairy

Reece has been working on a loose tooth for a few weeks now.

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Last week it started hanging by a thread.

I was sure that the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy would bump into eachother at our house on Saturday night.

Once the tooth was really wiggly, Reece didn’t want it to fall out.

Yesterday, on his way in from the car after he was picked up from school, he pulled the tooth out.

He came inside, excited, but also a little sad.

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He didn’t want to pull his tooth out.

I had ordered some adorable tooth pillows from a local Portland mom who has a fabulous etsy shop…go check it out!

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We made a tiny little envelope to put his tooth in and put it in the little pocket for the Tooth Fairy.

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This morning, we found that she left a tiny little note, one dollar, and some fairy dust on Reece’s pillow.

We got ready for school as usual and, as I do every Wednesday morning, I asked Reece what he would like to take for sharing.

I thought for sure that he would want to take his pillow with the fairy dust and note to school for sharing, but he ran upstairs crying and said he didn’t want to go to school.

After finally getting the kids into the car and on our way to school, I asked Reece why he was so upset.

He told me that he really didn’t want to lose his tooth.

He didn’t want to share what he got from the tooth fairy.

He didn’t want to talk about it at school.

He wanted me to tell his teacher and ask her not to mention it.

So, I did.

It’s almost like he is mourning the loss of his tooth.

He is such a sensitive kid sometimes.

I love that about him.

home is…mourning the loss of a tooth.

{in the shop} on instagram

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So, this morning, I posted a bunch of vintage Fisher Price toys on Instagram.

Not on my @homeiswhatyoumakeit profile, but in my instashop @coltoncadence.

This is where I post colton+cadence updates and, this time, posted the items directly for sale in my Instashop!

So, if you are on Instagram, you can claim an item by commenting with your PayPal e-mail!

If you aren’t comfortable with that, you can still visit the colton+cadence on etsy where there are a few vintage Fisher Price items in the vintage playroom section of the shop.

And, use the coupon code “solucky15” to receive 15% of your purchase until St. Patricks Day!

home is…feeling a bit lucky today.

{colton+cadence} shop update

I’ve been updating the shop today.

Well, between runs back and forth to school.

It takes a lot of time.

Drop kids off at school.

Take some photos.

Write a listing.

Edit photos.

Publish listing.

Post on Facebook.

Post on Instagram.

Repeat.

Go pick up Lorelai from school.

Make her lunch.

Take some photos.

Write a listing.

Edit photos.

Publish listing.

Post on Facebook.

Post on Instagram.

Repeat.

Go pick up Reece from school.

Make the kids a snack.

Take some photos.

Write a listing.

Edit photos.

Publish listing.

Post on Facebook.

Post on Instagram.

Repeat.

Anyway, I’m still working on some updates, but the light is fading and I will have to stop taking photos.

I have done this all sorts of ways.

Take ALL the photos.

Edit ALL the photos.

Write ALL the listings.

I just get done what I can when I can.

Today was a “work” day for me.

I love my “job”.

home is…love what you do.

{collecting} vintage playroom

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When I started thrifting less than a year ago I also started some new collections.

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My collections are of items that I have always had a fondness of, but never knew how to find them…until I started thrifting.

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One of my favorite collections is my vintage fisher price collection.

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These toys come from the days of my youth. I am not sure I ever had any of them, nor do I recall playing with any of them (although I am sure I did at some point), but they take me back to when I was a little girl.

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I say it is my collection, but it is really for all of us…as are most of my collections.

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The toys fill the shelves in the playroom (remember the playroom…something I thought we would never have).

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The kids, most days, will pull the vintage fisher price off the toy shelves before they choose any of the newer toys.

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For me, I love…

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…the simplicity…

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…the graphics…

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…the bright colors…

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…it all just makes me happy!

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I imagine that these toys will go into the attic (or my creative cottage) to be stored until my own kids have children of their own.

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And, just like my kids do when they visit their grandparents in New York, they will play with the same toys that generations before them have been playing with.

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When I come across duplicates of what we already have I put them into colton+cadence or post them for sale on instagram.

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If you are interested in starting your own collection you can follow @coltoncadence on instagram or visit the vintage playroom section of colton+cadence on etsy!

home is…collecting something that makes you (and your home) happy.

{hello friday} 2.8.2013

Where did the week go?!

We spent ours…

drawing and writing: the kids love to make books. Reece draws the pictures and then sounds out the words to write what the picture is about. It is amazing to see him learning so much! Lorelai mimics her brother and likes to draw “naughty scribbles”.

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cleaning: Inside and out. Ryan cleaned up the yard last Sunday. The kids and I cleaned out their playhouse…the stinkbugs had taken up winter residence in there!

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thrifting: Treasure hunting for the shop. Treasure hunting for us. Enjoying a solo morning thrift while the kids were in school.

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playing: The kids absolutely LOVE all of the vintage Fisher Price toys I have collected.

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creating: New items for the shop and for our home. It fuels my soul to create.

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savoring: Moments like these. Holding little hands will only last for so long. I cherish every moment.

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trying new things: Sewing a doorway puppet theater. This was my second attempt (the first one was tossed because the striped fabric was going to give me a migraine). The third attempt turned out much better…after we added a second tension rod at the bottom of the “stage”.

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building: I bought a bunch of cups at Costco. Reece just started stacking…and stacking…and stacking. They played with these for hours…together…not squabbling (who doesn’t love Charlie and Lola?!).

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home is…a weeks worth of activities.