penguin themed gifts

1. Penguin Talk Mobile from Guggenheim Store | 2. Pete the Penguin Cocktail Shaker from Amazon | 3. Penguin Ring from Oliver Jeffers for Digby & Iona | 4. White Penguin Menagerie Bookend from Serena & Lily | 5. Penguin Cowl Scarf from Poe-Poe' | 6. Midori D-Clip Penguin Paper Clips from Amazon | 7. Fossil 'Sydney' Zip Pouch from Nordstrom

Well I had hoped the new year would start off with a bang, and it certainly did…I caught the flu! It’s been years and year since the last time I had it, so this was certainly a nasty reminder of that achy, fevery misery. Luckily I’m out of bed and back on my feet again, so onward!

The arctic freeze that seems to have settled over the planet kind of makes me wish I was a penguin – impervious to the cold and fluffy to boot! …Is that weird?

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melting disco balls art installation

Happy happy happy 2014! I hope you’re all rested up and ready to take the world by storm! The start of a new year is always a little bittersweet for me. Flipping through the pages of a unmarked calendar fills me with excitement for what the future brings, and yet there’s a bit of sadness that all the holiday fun is over. I think this awesome melting disco ball art installation by Rotganzen, a Netherlands-based artist collective, perfectly depicts my feelings of holiday withdrawal :-) I’ll reluctantly take down the Christmas tree, but don’t you dare try to make me give up my Santa socks just yet!

PS. I just couldn’t resist celebrating a fresh start with a fresh new blog design,so I hope you like the new look around here!

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Toby the Christmas Grinch

Our resident Grinch would like to wish you a wonderful holiday break filled with love, happiness, and lots and lots of scrumptious cookies :-) Thank you all so very much for another great year here at Little White Whale, and I’ll see you back here in the new year – cheers!

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friday grab bag

Happy Friday! This weekend I’ll be scrambling around town for a few last minute gifts, meeting up with friends, and squeezing in the obligatory visit to the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, which just happens to be from my hometown this year – hooray! This week I’m loving…

PS. 24 Merry Days is still going strong. Don’t forget to enter to win a $150 gift card to Oh Hello Friend – it’s open readers worldwide!

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free fonts haul version 4

Hot Cocoa in Parishish | Twinkly Lights in Sacramento | Snowflakes in Qumpellka No 12 | Home Alone in Bender | Candy Canes in Anderson Four Feather Falls | Snowmen in Hatcheck | Christmas Carols in Ballpark | Ice Skating in Combustion BRK | Flannel Pajamas in Graham Hand | Mittens in Tightrope

The official start of winter is just around the corner, so I hope you’ll enjoy this round up of free fonts with a mug of hot chocolate, in front of a crackling fire…or in my case, a video of a crackling fire :-) Enjoy!

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Win a $150 gift card to Oh Hello Friend | 24 Merry Days

Welcome to Day #18 of 24 Merry Days, folks! I have an incredible giveaway lined up for you today – a $150 gift certificate to Oh Hello Friend, which you can use online OR at the brick and mortar store in Fullerton, CA. Danni’s store has a charming vintage feel to it, and it’s absolutely chock full of carefully curated goodies for crafters, decorators, and antique seekers alike. Her custom designed rubber stamps and wooden gift tags are a must-have in my book!

This giveaway ends on December 25, 2013 at 11:59PM PST and is open to readers worldwide, so there’s no excuse not to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen and contacted by email – good luck!!

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And of course the fun doesn’t end here :-) Be sure to check out 24 Merry Days for more awesome giveaways leading up to Christmas. Some fab prizes up for grabs right now include some fab shoes, a stunning necklace, and gifts from The Land of Nod and Baba Souk, just to name a few!

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