Category Archives: Sponsored & Giveaways

custom Caseable iphone case

Okay so technically caseable had a whole lot more to do with creating this iPhone cover than me, but I helped a little! They’re a Berlin & Brooklyn based company that creates handcrafted media cases from recycled materials (bonus!), so I was totally pumped when they offered me a chance to create a custom iPhone case of my very own. Who says no to that??

I made a simple pattern of colorful stripes in Photoshop and navigated my way through the caseable design interface, which was very straightforward to use. The entire process pretty much consisted of uploading my image, stretching it to fit over the phone template as I saw fit, and then…waiting impatiently for my case to arrive. That’s it!

The verdict? I really love that the stripes wrap all the way around the edges, instead of just being slapped onto the back, and the matte finish has a nice subtle texture to it. I’ve been using it ever since I received it several weeks ago – the vibrant colors are just perfect for summer :-) Thank you, caseable!

PS. If you’re not into making your own design, you can also peruse their collection of stylish iPhone cases.

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smirnoff sorbet brunch

“Throw a brunch party” is one of the items on my bucket list (yep, I like to keep a few softballs in there to make me feel productive), so I’m happy to finally cross that one off last week! We dusted off the patio furniture, threw some flowers into mason jars, and invited a few friends over to start the day off with a bang!


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24 merry days giveaway

Welcome to the 13th day of 24 Merry Days – I hope you guys have been enjoying all the goodies so far! I have two (TWO!!) awesome giveaways for you all today, so without further ado…

Giveaway #1: $50 gift certificate to Umbra

As you may know, I have a slight obsession weakness for well designed products with a playful spin, so it’s no wonder that I’m crazy about everything over at Umbra. They’re stocked with really fun and innovative items for your entire home, and the best part of it all is that they’re committed to putting out affordable design. You won’t get sticker shock from a $900 chair here, and that is something I can get behind!

To enter this giveaway, please visit Umbra and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is!

Diament Jewelry

Giveaway #2: $50 gift certificate to Diament Jewelry

Diament Jewelry is full of handmade and vintage pieces, so you’d better believe there’s something for everybody here! Store owner Libby has a sweet and simple style I just adore – this pretty cube necklace has been on my radar for quite some time now!

To enter this giveaway, please visit Diament Jewelry and leave a comment telling me what your favorite bauble is!

For additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each entry):

This giveaway is open to US and international readers (whoo hoo!) and will close at 11:59pm EST on Thursday, Dec 20. Two winners will be randomly chosen and contacted by email.

The fun doesn’t stop here – be sure to check out 24 Merry Days for more great giveaways leading up to Christmas!

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…some holiday cheer! I’m so excited to announce that a little site I’ve been working on is officially up and running :-) You are all cordially invited to participate in 24 Merry Days – 24 bloggers have banded together to host a giveaway every day up to Christmas, starting December 1st! Audrey is the mastermind behind this fun project, and she did a heck of a job planning it all and locking down some incredible prizes from the likes of Poketo, Ferm Living, and Rifle Paper Co.

The fun all starts tomorrow, but check out 24 Merry Days in the meantime for the blogger lineup and a full list of awesome gift sponsors!

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Cushioncat Girls Cool cat Cushion | Alana Womens Feather and Goose Down Gilet | Cocoon Womens Silk Scarf | Baby First Friend | Womens Printed Wellies | Large Throw

People. I didn’t know it until recently, so I feel compelled to share the fact that there is a boatload of cuteness going on over at British retailer Joules Clothing! They sell preppy apparel for the entire family—the kids sections are particularly precious—along with goodies for the home. And as a bonus, the back story of the company totally made me smile. Joules was started 30 years ago, when founder Tom Joule became fed up with the blandness of country equestrian clothing. He thought they didn’t adequately reflect customers’ personalities, so he created 100 pairs of hot pink wellies which, to no surprise, quickly sold out!

That same spark of color and playfulness is still prominent in their line today, and if you’re a bit obsessed with things with horse prints on them, like yours truly, you really need to do yourself a favor and check them out!

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