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.
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It’s here! For weeks now I’ve been teasing on my facebook about a big giveaway. Finally I’m ready to share the full prize package with you and show off some of my newest favorite handmade brands.
Spring is here and now that many of us can open the windows and let in some fresh air, it’s a great time to get your home spring-ready. You might already have some store-bought brands you love, but I wanted to share some handmade essentials and extras to add to your arsenal this year.
The natural place to get cleaning is in the kitchen. Let’s start with the basics. I’ve tried a lot of sponges and scrubbers and I’m blown away with these handmade scrubbers from Kari Creates. They are durable, large and they get the job done. And the neon red is right on trend for spring and summer.
I have a weak spot for tea towels. I have tons. When selecting prizes for this giveaway I knew we had to have this tea towel from 618 Love. I love the cheeky quote (“Experiment In Progress: Please Do Not Disturb The Dust”). Perfect for drying dishes and cute enough to hang on your stove. What’s not to love?
Lets move to sink essentials. Every kitchen sink needs a great hand soap. Sure you can just use your dish soap, but why not pamper your hands after scrubbing the stove top or planting spring sprouts. Lemon is one of the freshest smells in the world to me and this Meyer Lemon hand soap from Eucyalpto Organics is so clean and bright. And it makes my hands feel clean and healthy.
Another bonus for your kitchen sink comes from Zinnia Designs. Growing up, I remember my grandma always taking off her rings before working in the kitchen and putting them in a cute china dish by her sink. This chickadee ring bowl is just the right size to keep on a shelf or windowsill to keep your rings safe while you prep food for the grill this summer or wash fresh veggies from the garden.
And now for some fun extras to get you in the cleaning and organizing mood.
To get myself in the cleaning mood on my days off, I like to open the windows, turn on some music and put on my trusty apron. This striped apron from Meyer Textile Company is so gorgeous in person. It’s perfect for women and men. You could use it while harvesting in the garden or dusting the bookshelves.
Spring is the perfect time to get organized too. Why not dress up your canisters and jars with these cute chalkboard labels from Image Fountain Designs. They come ready to stick to any surface and are great for kitchens, playrooms and even closets. The possibilities are endless.
Spicy candles are so warm in winter and fall, but when warmer weather rolls around, I like something that smells clean. This Clean Cotton candle from Recyclights smells like clean laundry with hints of floral and citrus notes. I’ve been using it in our living room where the dogs like to hang out and watch walkers.
And don’t forget to get yourself cleaned up for summer! Lady Gatsby has offered a pair of products from her shop to help get you ready. The Cranberry body scrub is perfect to exfoliate your winter skin and get it glowing before it’s sundress weather. And the Tigerlilly Soap is so feminine and floral.
Prize pack includes:
That’s a prize pack valued over $100! The whole prize will be shipped to the winner in one big package.
Use the widget below (WIDGET NOT VISIBLE ON RSS FEED, CLICK HERE TO VIEW), to enter to win this amazing prize pack! There are tons of ways to enter. Lots of great blogs, facebook pages and twitter accounts to follow. A few of the craftsmen have also asked you to lend a hand with some marketing questions.
This giveaway will end on Saturday, May 4th at 12:00am. That gives you two weeks to enter! Thanks so much to all the vendors participating and all the entrants! Good luck!
Note: I was given some samples of some products as compensation and in order to provide accurate descriptions and photos. However all opinions expressed are my own and I do stand behind each and every one of these craftsmen.
You may have noticed I have another new affiliate in my sidebar. I’m so excited to partner with Uncommon Goods to bring you today’s post! The fine folks at Uncommon Goods offered to let me pick out something special to try out and share.
Men can be hard to buy for. I know Jared just buys what he needs/wants and whenever a gift-giving occasion rolls around I get the “I don’t need anything” shrug. So for our “halfiversary” (yes, we still celebrate our half year anniversary) I decided to treat him to a lunch date in our dining room. I picked up this tasting plate and this adorable tea towel and planned our date around them.
One of our favorite easy meals is from scratch chicken nuggets. I bread them using olive oil and a mix of panko, whole wheat bread crumbs, parmesan and spices and bake them for 5 minutes on each side. I know it’s not terribly fancy, but it makes for a nice lunch with a sliced pear and some veggies. We like to splurge a little on fancy dipping sauces (here we tried a spicy mustard, Carolina style barbeque sauce, yogurt ranch and a sweet and spicy barbeque).
I can see us using this plate a lot. It would be great for bread, olive oil and cheese or fruit with honey, yogurt and chocolate. It makes a simple meal a little more special. Find more great gift ideas for the guys in your life here.
I adore the tea towel as well. We already have an Oregonian tea towel to celebrate my childhood home. It’s time we added some Ohio pride to our kitchen. I love the handmade details and rik-rak trim. It looks so sweet hanging in our kitchen.
As a bonus, Uncommon Gifts to offering one lucky L&F reader $50 to treat themselves with a little something (or perhaps find something special for an upcoming birthday).
There are so many amazing items at Uncommon Goods, seriously something for everyone. $50 can go a long way. You can find lots of great ideas under $50 here.
There are a ton of ways to enter this giveaway. Use the widget below (if you are reading from an RSS reader, click here to view the widget) to enter. Some entries can be done once per day to earn bonus entries. Giveaway will close at midnight on March 6th, 2013.
This giveaway is courtesy of Uncommon Goods. I was provided with the reviewed products, but the opinions and description are my own. I only review products I love.
I’m almost done with my holiday shopping this year and today I can check 3 more people off my list. Camera phones and digital cameras make it so easy to document all those big and little moments, but there is something to be said for a good old hard copy of a photograph. SnapBox is a great way to take those photos and turn them into a quick, wallet-friendly, custom gift. I gave them a try last week. I selected a mix of new and old photos from my digital collection, hand picked for three lucky recipients.
For my grandma, I selected this photograph I took of one of the roses in our garden this summer. Her name is Rose, which is such a beautiful name. I selected a petite 5×7 framed print since I will be wrapping it and sending it to her tree across the country.
Jared is always tough to shop for. We love taking out dog for hikes, and Logan and Jared are two peas in a pod. So I decided to get a nice large black and white version of one of my favorite photos of the two of them on a hike this past spring. Since it has so much detail, I selected the largest 10×13 size. It looks great with the black frame.
My mom and I share a love of tracing our lineage and we both had a bond with my great grandmother. For her I selected this photo of 4 generations (me, my mom, my grandma and my great grandma) and had it printed and framed 9×9 by SnapBox to surprise her this year.
Ordering was so easy! Just email your photo to email@example.com via your phone, tablet or computer. In a few minutes you will get an email back linking your size options and prices. Add your framed canvas print to your cart and purchase. They arrived within a week and look beautiful, ready to wrap and put under the tree. And at $9.79 to 24.49 each (depending on size) it’s totally affordable.
And here’s a little something to brighten your holiday! This week you can win 3 free framed canvas prints of your own from SnapBox! Maybe use it to frame a beautiful photo of your little one by the christmas tree. Or an instagram from a winter walk. You can use it on any size photo making it a value of up to $74.97! There are plenty of ways to win. Use the widget below to enter (if you are viewing from a RSS Reader, you must visit the page to view the widget)…
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I find myself in need of glasses at the age of 25. I don’t need them for all-the-time wear, but they will help for driving and headaches when I sit at my computer for long periods of time.
Anyways, naturally the most fun part of all this is picking out new frames! I’ve been a huge fan of Bonlook for ages. They have stylish frames, both vintage-inspired and contemporary, trendy styles. And all their frames are all affordable, compared to the frames at optometrist’s office.
I was hooked up with Katasha, one of the stylists at Bonlook. She had be send over a couple of photos and use their handy PD measuring tool to get an idea of my face shape and size. Then she selected a handful of frames that would flatter my face, including the Flanagan, Mcqueen and Robinson. Among them was the Bonnie & Clydes. I had my eye on them to begin with, so I was thrilled they were on the list.
For driving I also got the Bonnie & Clydes in the super-beautiful green acetate color. I couldn’t resist. The green color is about the same shade as my eye color.
The greatest news of all, Bonlook has been kind enough to share some frames with a lucky L&F reader! This week we’ll be giving away $50 to go toward a shiny new pair of frames! Don’t need perscription glasses? Get a pair of fashionable frames for fun! Or treat yourself to some sunglasses!
To Enter // It’s easy, all you have to do is visit this page and sign-up for Bonlook’s newsletter. You will be notified of their sales and promotions AND you’ll automatically get $10 off your first purchase! Then, use the widget below to enter the giveaway. Then, you’ll unlock ways to get extra entries.
Stay tuned later this week to see how the frames look on me!
It’s been a crazy week, but the construction crew is running behind today, so I had a second to sit down and blog!
Announcing giveaway winners is one of the best things about blogging. Congratulations Rachel! I have sent you an email regarding your prize.
Thanks so much to everyone else who entered! Be sure to check out Innerrealms shop! They are currently offering 15% off orders of multiple prints (and in my humble opinion, these prints look best in pairs, trios, etc.). This is a brilliant way to bring some color into your home this summer. Thanks so much to Innerrealms for sponsoring this giveaway!
In celebration of my 25th yesterday, I’m excited to bring you a giveaway to start the first week of July! You have the opportunity this week to win a set of 3 Litmus CMYK prints from Innerrealms. The set includes the yellow, green and blue litmus charts. I think they would look stunning in a row on a long white (or dark) wall in simple frames. Maybe over a bed as a mock headboard or in a dining room.
With the increased awareness of the science of color and design, these prints have been exploding on etsy. The printed area is 10×13″ with a white border for framing. They are professionally printed on acid-free, archival matte paper.
This giveaway is now closed! Thanks so much for entering! Winner will be announced shortly!
Spring is a great time to freshen up your branding and packaging. And a great way to do it is with PrintRunner. They allow you to print online with a huge collection of great products including business cards, postcards and custom sticker printing.
PrintRunner is offering one lucky Lost & Fawned reader a set of 250 custom stickers for free! An amazing prize that would be a great addition to packaging, as a creative business card or in a pretty dish on your summer craft show table.
Prize includes the following…
Sticker Shape : Standard Stickers
Flat Width : 2″
Flat Height : 3.5″
Quantity : 250
Paper : Premium Sticker Stock
Colors : Full Color (4 Color Process), Black and White
Proof : NONE
Ready to Ship In : 3 Business Days
Rules for this giveaway:
Thank you to PrintRunner for providing us this giveaway. They are kind enough to be giving me a set of stickers for hosting this giveaway. For more from Print Runner, visit them on Facebook or Twitter.
It’s spring on Cotton & Brass right now! The ladies and I put together a beautiful spring inspired tea party featuring pops of bright spring green. Check out more photos (by the talented Christa Kimble) from the shoot here and here.
Michelle also put together an amazing how-to for that show-stopping green pistachio bundt cake. Cut into that cake at any party and guaranteed you’ll have the prettiest dessert on the table.
And the icing on the cake is not one, but TWO giveaways from Sara and me! Win my necklace or bracelet over here. And win Sara’s handmade stationary set over here. Enter both giveaways today and win some spring green to get your spring and summer going!
Happy Tuesday! I’m a little late with this winner, but better than never, right?