free flat Christmas icons

Ornament | Reindeer | Snow Globe | Christmas Lights | Wreath | Hot Tea | Snowflake Mittens | Gingerbread Man | Present

I’m spreading some Christmas cheer today with this free icon set of some holiday favorites that give me the warm fuzzies inside :-) Download away and use them in your personal projects! Did you see how Happy Looks Good On You used the Halloween icon set I created back in October? So cool!

Download the free icon set (PSD) here!


All Things Thrifty is giving away $300 worth of art!
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gift guide for children of the 80s

Life in this modern age can be pretty sweet, but you know what it’s missing? Crimped hair, leg warmers, and racking up some serious debt on plastic Mall Madness credit cards. Bring back memories of a more neon-filled era with these nostalgic gift ideas!

  1. A couple of these Girl Scout cookie flavored Lip Smakers for your friend who can still recite the Girl Scout Promise by heart
  2. This red and gold plated lego clutch for your friend who can’t help swinging by the Lego store to check out the newest collections
  3. A VHS video tape notebook for your friend who deeply mourned the loss of the last video store in your neighborhood
  4. This clever Mr. Tee print for your friend who’s still trying to rock the iconic mohawk and chains look
  5. This set of Mixtape glasses for your friend who can’t believe kids these days are missing out on the joys of swapping special mixes with friends and crushes!
  6. This Tetris magnet set for your friend who destroyed row after row of blocks until both of their thumbs were calloused
  7. This Nintendo controller iPhone 5 decal for your friend who prefers old school Super Mario Brothers to today’s slick high-tech games, handsdown
  8. This Robocup mug for your friend who continues to eagerly await the arrival of cyborgs
  9. Skip the photo album and create a custom View-Master filled with photos of you and your friend’s recent hijinks
  10. This super fresh Coolio cooler for your friends who enjoy beach/park outings with some good music and tasty food (I actually own this and can vouch for its awesomeness)

Shrimp Salad Circus is giving away a $300 gift card to Julep!
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cute Christmas cookies

White Reindeer Gingerbread Cupcakes from Kwestia Smaku | Chocolaty Melting Snowmen from BHG | Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies from Skinnytaste | Coal Rice Krispy Treats from Mallow & Co

Tis the season for eating your weight in cakes and cookies and pies! If you’re going to indulge (just a wee bit, of course) this month, you might as well spend those calories on some cute and tasty treats like these. Aren’t those reindeer cupcakes a riot??



DAY 10: Studio DIY is giving away a Madsen Cycles bike!

DAY 9: Making It Lovely is giving away 2 beautiful Ellington purses!

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jane denton textile art

Vibrant colors + modern geometric designs = Monday morning swoonfest! New Zealand artist Jane Denton’s wool embroidery artworks are like framed slices of happiness. Check out her store here!



DAY 8: Design Crush is giving away a $300 gift card to Anthropologie!

DAY 7: At Home In Love is giving away a $150 gift card to Artsy Modern!

DAY 6: Oh the Lovely Things is giving away a $150 gift card to Baba Souk!

DAY 5: Apartment 34 is giving away TWO Loeffler Randall bags!

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24 Merry Days UncommonGoods giveaway

La Sardina Camera | Geometric Pillow | Whale Booties | Bronze Bandage Ring | Sputnik Bud Vase | Soup and Sandwich Tray Duo | Portable Briefcase BBQ Grill | iPad TV Stand

I’ve been a big fan of UncommonGoods for a long time and we’ve partnered up together on a couple of occasions, so I’m SUPER excited to be hosting this amazing 24 Merry Days giveaway with them this year! They offer such a wide array of really fun and unique products that it’s a cinch to find gifts for just about everyone in your family – for the guys, the girls, and their stockings, and even the family pets!

Now who’s ready for a shopping spree? Enter below for a chance to win a $300 UncommonGoods gift card – good luck, friends!

This giveaway is open to those in the US only. Don’t fret though, international readers, there are plenty of giveaways available to you too – just keep checking the giveaways as they pop up. The winner will be announced here when the giveaway ends and contacted via email as well.

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easy DIY tile tray

While we were out Black Friday shopping last week, I bought a bag of small wooden knobs at the crafts store with the intention of using them as wall hooks. Then Hubs had to pick up something at Home Depot, so Toby and I meandered around through the store while he was gathering up his doodads, and we stumbled upon the treasure trove known as the tile section. I found a good sized ceramic tile adorned with a lovely marble pattern for only $2(!!) and quickly realized I could combine the two to create a SUPER easy DIY tray. And when I say easy, I mean like 5 minutes easy.

DIY tile tray

Here’s what you’ll need:

easy DIY tile tray

  1. Turn over the tile and figure out where you want to place the feet
  2. Liberally apply superglue to the flat top of one the knobs, and attach it to the tile. The glue dries quickly, so you’ve gotta work fast!
  3. Repeat with the other 3 knobs
  4. Flip the tile right-side-up, and weight it with something heavy, preferably with your collection of awesome Harry Potter books, to help set the glue
  5. Carefully wash and dry the surface of the tile
  6. Time to load it up with some tasty treats!

I tried painting the wooden feet in a rich metallic gold color, but it looked too flashy with the marble design in a Tony Montana sort of way, so that idea was scrapped. I rather like the super simple and modern combination of white ceramic and light colored wood, and I’ll be able to use this baby all year round!

easy DIY tile tray


In Honor of Design is giving away a beautiful gold bar cart AND a gift card to Dot & Bo!
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