totally surprised and flattered to see my minty-green scallop bowls featured on design love fest today! mondays are such an excellent day for catching up with dlf, i love the etsyfest and colorfest columns that appear on mondays. it was extra exciting to see something i made featured on bri’s blog today because it was the first blog i ever started reading, and this blog inspired me to start my own blog. to think that something i made with my own hands is now out there in the world and loved by others is truly amazing. it’s why i make things.
so anyway. proud of myself for a mere moment today, which is good because i’ve been feeling very discouraged lately. how do boost your own spirits? i feel pretty confident that i know how to take care of those i love, but somehow it’s harder with myself! (okay, pity party over!)
*above layout created by stephanie hebert specifically for design love fest
etsy is the home to some pretty remarkable people, wouldn’t you say? i love it when i find a new shop that keeps me coming back and wanting more! stone rush is my newest etsy obsession! see for yourself!
have you taken advantage of the discount from ban.do yet?! i mean, why not save 20%?! enter code feelpretty at checkout! unfortunately you’ve missed the last day for orders to be shipped in time for christmas (unless you express mail it!), but there is still goodness to be had for yourself! take advantage, and give those ban.do gals a smooch! they are so sweet!
who doesn’t love a good notebook?
i’ve fallen in love with a new journal. the arwey notebooks are going to save my life! its that time of year when i start planning out my new year’s resolution(s) and being a more organized and thoughtful blogger is definitely a big one for me this year. between balancing my job at the credit union, my ceramics business, and writing a daily blog – i’m constantly forgetting some of the smallest details.
these arwey notebooks come with a magnetic closure, a ribbon spot-marker, graph paper, a hidden pocket in the back, even a world map! they are full of useful tools that every young professional needs to be organized.
and today is your lucky day, because arwey has so kindly offered my readers a 20% off coupon code, good to use for a week! just enter the code EMILY20 at checkout and save big! these books make the perfect gift for that person who is difficult to shop for. i have 3 headed my way! can’t wait to get down to business!
and a big thank you to arwey for the discount! (and checkout their cool style/notebook blog right over here!)
i am officially ban.do obsessed. (you probably already know this!) it actually happened a while ago. i’m allergic to most metals, except the good stuff (gold, platinum, etc. ha! it’s a curse.) so i’m thankful to find such eye-catching accessories that i’m not allergic to! hooray!
and today’s your lucky day! ban.do is so kindly offering my readers a 20% discount throughout the whole entire store. do you even believe it?! now through the end of the month, save 20% by entering the coupon code feelpretty at checkout.
it’s finally sweater season in kansas! jeez, it took long enough!! you know how fond i am of all of my ban.do goodies – i’ve figured out that these aren’t just for pinning on my blouse as a corsage. clip one on a pocket or stick it in your hair, they’re perfect for just about anything.
flower pom: ban.do
ring: debbie carlos
photos by kaley cornett
talk about a perfect way to jazz up a plain ol’ t-shirt! that cosmic collar from ban.do is out of this world!
(haaa! sorry, i had to!)
i love etsy for so many reasons. the first being that i’m able to open my very own shop. i’m fortunate to have etsy in my corner, supporting me as i work towards being a full-time artist. secondly, it has opened the world up to so many brilliant designers and artists. i’ve been lucky to be able to participate in trades with these people, art fairs, etsy has even opened the door to some friendships i would have never made otherwise.
so i’m making a point of highlighting my favorite etsy stores more often. i’d love that you support them, just as much as i love when you support me. the holidays are coming up! so these will make excellent gifts, you know . . .
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yep! you read all of that right! get yourself over to ban.do and snag some swag!!
a lot of my friends are getting married these days. i don’t feel any rush to do the same, but if i was in that planning stage i’d be pretty sad i missed the train on this black label number from bando – the florabunda. a cool thing about this one, it is both a hair clip and a broach. the dusty, vintage hues are exactly the colors i’m digging for an event like a wedding. i’m not planning though. just let me reiterate that.