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home is…sweet {gnome}.

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.

wednesday random

Well, happy December!

Better late than never, huh?

We had a great visit with my parents, then I got sick, then it got cold.

The house is in disarray, but it’s warmer today and I am feeling better.

I actually got to shower BEFORE I took the kids to school…well, that was because I was helping with Art Literacy in Reece’s class and I figured I should be showered and dressed.

It was fun…we did a Picasso project. I love volunteering in the classroom. I am so blessed to be able to do it!

A couple of things i have pinned lately…

I absolutely LOVE this paint by number inspired tree!

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 And, Serena may have inspired our family ornaments this year…so easy!!

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Did you see these typewriters in the most recent Anthropologie catalog? Beautiful, but $700?! I may just spray paint a couple of the ones I have in my garage!

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I finished up our Christmas cards this week. They went out in the mail yesterday! I will give you a more detailed view soon {yes, I did SEW mini paper bunting on over 100 cards}!

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I also made this vintage ornament wreath. Meg made one a few years ago and Erin (@tweetpotatopie) inspired me to finally make one with some of the vintage ornaments I found last year {do you remember I found an entire huge plastic tub of vintage ornaments at goodwill for $4?! I haven’t been so lucky this year}. The wreath is small…maybe only 14″ in diameter, but so much fun! I LOVE it!

So, tomorrow I clean the house and get ready to enjoy the holidays…and finish painting the cabinets and walls that I started way back in June…I told Ryan I would have it done by the end of the year. Nothing like procrastination, right?

home is…home for the holidays.

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I haven’t had the words to write lately.

I haven’t even taken as many photos as I would have liked, but I soaked up the holidays.

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Lorelai didn’t want to stand up on stage and sing with her classmates.

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Reece was an “old pro” as a kindergartner. He nailed his lines, kept his costume on, and even sang a little bit!

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Reece brought a handwritten note…

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and necklaces that he made especially for Santa.

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Lorelai was brave and sat in his lap and told him she wanted a princess watch and a sleeping bag.

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After eating and drinking, we went caroling…a new favorite tradition!

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And, just like that, it’s over.

Bittersweet.

Ryan and I decided that we need to have something to do on Christmas Day after the presents are opened.

We’re thinking of heading up to the mountain for some fun in the snow next year!

What do you do on Christmas Day?

home is…Christmas wrapped up.

{colton+cadence} it’s official

colton+cadence is officially open for business.

While my first thought for colton+cadence ran along the handmade lines I have decided that selling some vintage finds is how I want to start out my little venture.

Along with my recent collection of globes I have also started collecting vintage Pyrex!

Some of the treasures that I have chosen not to keep are for sale at colton+cadence!

Don’t you worry, handmade is sure to come…just when I have a bit more time.

A little bit vintage, a little bit handmade.

That’s what colton+cadence is about.

home is…a little bit vintage, a little bit handmade.

teacher appreciation, collections, and a giveaway

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7th-11th).

Last year I missed Teacher Appreciation Week altogether.

I was also late with my end of the year teachers gifts.

This year, with a little thrifting and creativity I have my gifts ready early.

Inspired by some ideas on Pinterest and my collection of globes I made these…

I am going to attach a card that reads:

“Thank you for being a bright light in our child’s ever-expanding world.”

In celebration of teachers being bright lights in our children’s worlds, I am giving one of these pendant lamps away!

To enter, leave a comment answering the following question:

What do you like to collect?

Deadline is Thursday, May 3rd at 9pm Pacific.

Winner will be announced on Friday, May 4th on the home is what you make it and colton+cadence Facebook pages (and here on the blog)!

{By the way, I have pairs and singles for sale at colton+cadence.}

home is…being a bright light in someone’s world.

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