I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite clutch. Recently I was contacted by Mezay of Corals + Nuts to check out her new collection of handmade clutches and pouches. The entire collection is gorgeous but I decided to try out the metallic gold leather foldover clutch.
When it arrived (and it arrived quickly, even though it came all the way from India!) I fell head over heels. This clutch is gorgeous. It’s beautifully made and feels like luxury. The leather is so soft and has the prettiest soft metallic sheen. It has a small pocket on the inside to keep your phone or lipstick easy to find. It’s so roomy! And I love that you can carry it as a full sized pouch, or as a foldover clutch. It would be great in a travel bag too to hold electronics or a delicate piece of clothing.
This clutch is so versatile! For day it’s perfect for toting an Ipad to a meeting over coffee. For night, fold it in half for a roomy clutch that is big enough to hold your phone AND a full sized wallet (no more digging out your ID and cards out to fit them in a teeny handbag). Metallics are a great way to add some texture to an outfit too. Since it’s a neutral, you can pair it with just about any color combination.
Check out the full collection over here. She has a wide range from simple colorblocked totes (in your choice of colors) to shimmery sequined clutches. She also carries beautiful vegan leather clutches and pouches.
Mezay is also give Lost & Fawned readers 20% off at Corals + Nuts! Looking for a way to treat yourself or have a slew of summer weddings to attend? This is a perfect time to purchase the perfect bag! Just use the discount code LOSTANDFAWNED20 when you check out in her shop.
For more Corals + Nuts check out her shop and her beautiful blog. Mezay has so many beautiful bags in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures.
I was provided with a clutch in order to provide readers with a thorough and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and I stand by products I choose to review. If you are interested in having your product reviewed on Lost & Fawned, please feel free to contact me via this page.
I know you love free resources (so do I)! So I’m excited to bring you something new this week! Occasionally I will be giving you free handwritten fonts, made by me, just for you!
I’m always looking for great fonts for posts, and I find it so hard to find a casual handwritten typeface. So when I acquired my new technology this week (hello Ipad!), one of the first things I did was start to design my very own handwritten fonts. Today I have just 2 for you, but more are coming soon!
When I was a kid, my mom showed me how to jazz up my handwriting by adding little dots to the ends of each stroke. Lulu Belle is inspired by that technique. It is a fine font (working on a bolder version) and is great for headers. It looks cute in caps as well! You can download it for free right here.
Elisabeth is a simple, narrow handwritten font. I particularly like it with a lot of space between each letter. It’s great for adding notes to collages and photos. It’s my new favorite. And you can make it your new favorite by downloading it for free over here.
These fonts are totally free to download and use! Use it in your blog posts, blog and shop banners, personal crafting projects, personal wedding or baby shower invites, etc. No need to credit me (but links are appreciated!). If you are interested in using it on goods you plan to sell (posters, cards, invitations, etc.), please contact me first.
I’ll be working on bold versions of these two fonts and more new free fonts soon! Please let me know if you encounter any issues or have questions about how to use these. If you have requests let me know too! I’m so jazzed to be able to share these with you! It’s something I have always wanted to do on the blog. Please feel free to pin and share these too! Just make sure you link back to this page, so people can find the downloads. Enjoy!
It’s a not-so-secret dream of ours to have a little farm where I can grow flowers. For now I have a tiny flower bed in front of our house. Last fall and this spring I planted a few new additions. With some big storms rolling in this weekend, I cut some of my favorites to protect them from the wind.
I’m in love with my new pink daffodils (I know I got them from Brecks. I THINK these are the ones I bought). They are the perfect shade of pastel peachy pink and are so full and feminine. My only gripe is that they are so heavy they have a hard time standing up, so I was forced to cut them and bring them inside (not that I really mind that much).
The biggest pop of color in our beds are my new red Icelandic Poppies. I purchased them when their buds were closed, so I wasn’t entirely sure what color I was buying. I was pleasantly surprised when they burst open in a vivid neon red.
I added a few sprigs of leaves from my columbine, which have such a distinct leaf pattern. I’m head over heals for this spring color combination. I have them sitting in the living room of the piano. It looks lovely against our soft gray walls. Someday I’ll have a field full of these beautiful blooms. But for now, I’ll look forward to one or two beautiful bouquets every spring.
Today I’d like to introduce you too some of my friends! Please take a moment to visit their shops and say hello!
Texture and unique stone selection set Andrea Bonelli Jewelry apart from the pack. Andrea makes each and every piece with her own two hands. From one-of-a-kind gemstone rings to delicate initial necklaces, it’s the perfect place to find meaningful gifts as well as treats for yourself that may someday become heirlooms. Visit Andea’s website to view and purchase her full collection.
I actually own a pair of Woodland & Tale foxes. I don’t have little ones to share them with, they just sit quietly on my shelf and guard my book collection. Kate’s handmade stitched animals are truly works of art. Her attention to detail and passion are evident in the faces of each little critter. Visit Kate’s shop to see more plush friends as well as her collection of nature inspired accessories.
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This week Electrolux asked me to talk about my dream kitchen. No problem! With the amount of time we spend in the kitchen, it’s a great space to splurge a little on some luxury touches. Re-doing the kitchen is on our long list of things to do in our 1870′s era home. Our current kitchen isn’t big enough for my dream kitchen, but hopefully our next house will have the space build in some of these ideas.
- Open Shelving // My husband loves this idea! Since this is the kitchen of my dreams, I would have beautiful cookware and serving pieces to highlight.
- Electrolux Appliances // Electrolux makes selecting a consistent set of appliances easy with their Suite Design approach. Their appliances coordinate beautifully. With open shelving it’s especially important to start with a clean and professionally matched set of appliances.
- Refrigerator Drawers // This something I honestly had never thought of until I saw these in Electrolux’s collection. Set your drawer to the perfect temperature to keep bottled drinks easy to find and ready to drink. Or maybe keep eggs, milk and butter close to your mixer so they stay chilled while you are baking.
- A Neutral Palette // Since I’ll be going with open shelving, I’d like to keep the rest of the palette neutral. White walls, stainless Electrolux appliances, marble counter tops and gray painted cabinets.
- Counter Seating // I dream of a kitchen that is large enough to include a island with counter seating. We don’t sit down for a formal dinner every night in our house, but it would be so much nicer to have a spot to sit down rather than standing by the sink.
- Induction Cooktop // I’m in love with Electrolux‘s induction cook tops. I love the temperature control of gas, but love the ease of cleaning a sleek electric cooktop. Induction combines the benefits of both. Responsive temperature control, cool to the touch and super easy to wipe down when you’re done. What more could you want?
- Electrolux Chimney Wall-Mount Hood // This range hood would be the perfect centerpiece in my dream kitchen. It fits right in with my contemporary/eclectic/industrial palette. Plus it coordinates with the rest of my Electrolux appliances.
- Subway Tile // I would cover the walls in my dream kitchen with clean white subway tile. Floor to ceiling behind my counters.
- Utility Bar Stools // I’ve always wanted an eat-in kitchen. My dream kitchen would have a breakfast nook AND counter seating with these industrial inspired stools.
- Crate & Barrel Finn Mugs // I’m a sucker for mugs and these would be perfect to hang under one of my open shelves. Just the right size for morning coffee or evening tea. Plus, they share a name (Finn) with my pup.
- Recycled Wine Bottle Tumblers // These eco-friendly glasses are pretty enough to be seen and have just enough colors to be special, but neutral enough to keep things from getting too busy.
- Le Creuset Fennel Oval French Oven // I would have a full set of Le Creuset cookware in a variety of colors to sit on our shelves.
- Carrera Marble // I would add some natural texture to the counters with pristine Carrera Marble.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
I love bags, totes, containers, baskets, boxes… anything that holds other things. So when Jamie contacted me about partnering with her and Thirty-One Gifts, I couldn’t pass it up. Jamie helped me pick out a couple of totes to suit my needs and style.
Jamie sent me the Thermal Tote in Woodblock Floral. This little workhouse is perfect for summer. It’s just the right size to pack a small picnic for summer concerts and fireworks. I can’t wait to bring it along this summer at market. I’ve always had trouble keeping my fresh meat and pasta chilled while I browse the rest of the market. Thermal Totes come in a bunch of colors and patterns and will be 50% off for the month of May!
And then there is the Large Utility Tote. I love this thing. I find myself constantly using it. From trips to the post office, to laundry to loading and unloading the car in one trip. Not too big and not too small. I love that it has some structure but can be flattened and slid into a closet. It’s so well made and of course really cute.
Jamie is generously offering 10% off orders from her Thirty-One page. Just visit this page and select ‘shop now’ next to Lost & Fawned Giveaway. 10% will be deducted when Jamie processes your order.
Thanks to Jamie, this week you can win a pair of your own Thirty-One tote bags! Use the widget below to enter (widget cannot be view in an RSS reader, please click here to view widget).
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Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are just around the corner. Like many of you, I’m quite a distance from one of my parents (my mom). It can be tough this time of year. With recent shipping hikes, sending a bulky gift can get expensive. So why not try a gift you can ship in the envelope with your card. Nicole of Sent-Well and I teamed up to come up with some ideas…
Pictured Card: Bunnylope Card on Sent-Well – $4
- Gold Heart Stickers – $4
- Dogeared Always Necklace – $66
- A Gift Card for her Favorite Local Restaurant
- Letterpress Sunchoke Soup Recipe Card – $5
- A Copy of a Personal Family Photo
- Basil Seed Packet – $3.75
- Fortune Fish (Pack of 144) – $7.45
- Christa Kimble Feather Photograph – $10
- Fortune Cards – $13.95
Many of these won’t need extra postage, but some might. So it’s best to take it in to the post office and have it weighed so it reaches your loved one on time.
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This summer Jared and I will celebrate 10 years since our first date, and 4 years of marriage. We would love to win this free photo session with Hello Ashleigh Photography. Ashleigh is a friend, former classmate and super talented photographer. It would be wonderful to capture this special time post-wedding / pre-children time in our relationship.
All we need from you is to ‘like’ Hello Ashleigh Photography on Facebook AND then ‘like’ this photo of us. Simple as that!
Thank you so much in advance! If we win, we will of course share the resulting photos here on the blog. If you are an Ohioan and are looking for a photographer this summer, check out Ashleigh’s work! She’s really sweet and very reasonable!
We’re in the middle of a busy week. But I wanted to take a moment to share a few things that made me pause between walking the dogs and getting the yard in shape.
Clockwise from Top Left:
- It’s almost S’mores season! Why not have a little fun with them this year (not that I don’t love the classic flavor combo)? Cooking Classy has some great new ideas including these Lemon Meringue s’mores.
- I wish we had a kiddo just so we could try making our own sidewalk chalk this spring with Playful Learning. The color possibilities are endless!
- How lovely are these handcarved wood toothbrushes by the Japanese artist Yohei Murai on Mr. Kitly? They are totally impractical price-wise, but it’s a dreamy idea.
- I just want to dive into this fluffy bed photographed by Bryce Covey on Style Me Pretty. I also want to find out what color they used on those walls. I’m convinced it’s the perfect shade of soft gray.
Don’t forget to enter the big Spring Cleaning Giveaway before the 4th! This is one of the best prizes yet on the blog. I can’t wait to select a winner.
We have been collaborating for over a year over at Cotton & Brass. It’s been a blast, but we have been staging these photoshoots out of our own pockets. In order to grown and continue we decided to do a seasonal Pop-Up Shop everyone so often. Our first one launched this week. The Cotton & Brass Spring Shop is packed with vintage jewelry, paper goods, ceramics, fabric bundles and so much more. Lots of beautiful and unique mother’s day items. All of it was styled and selected by the Cotton & Brass team and photographed by Christa Kimble. All profits go toward recovering costs from past photoshoots and growth and new shoots in the future.
Items are very limited! So purchase while they are still available! Visit the Cotton & Brass Spring Pop-Up Shop today!