Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Tree Hunt

Hunting for the perfect Christmas tree.  That was our mission.  Such a gorgeous, crisp day!

Here I try to take a nice memorable picture on our way to cutting down our tree and my husband (charming, riiight?) goes and puts on this goofy face.  He's not normally like this.  I'm lying, he is.  Hey I can't complain.  He did make it memorable didn't he?

Couldn't resist taking a few pictures of the frost.

Found it!  This is the lovely we picked out.  We took it home, drank some peppermint patties and hot toddy's and finished decorating the house.  I love Christmas!!



Friday, December 9, 2011

A Very She and Him Christmas

Not only do the hubs and I love her new show, "New Girl", Zooey Deschanel also has a wonderfully retro voice. Her Christmas album with M. Ward, "A Very She and Him Christmas" is definitely going on my wish list this year! Here she is on Ellen:

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Rock the Holidays

Ok well, maybe not exactly.  But for me this is huge.  Since reopening ShopReminiscence a few weeks ago I have gotten almost a sale a day {sometimes more} and have worked on a few custom orders for gift tags.  I just hope that after the holidays people will need my gift tags and cards just as much.  *Sigh*  I need to start working on some birthday and baby shower designs.  I'm also working on my journals, as promised.  Wish I was one of those people that can just DO and not be afraid to mess up.  But nooooo, I have to plan plan plan.  Maybe I can change.  Maybe.  I'm trying.

Put up the holiday decorations yesterday with the hubs.  All that's left is finishing the lights outside and getting the Christmas tree {that's next weekend}.

No that's not my house.  Did I fool ya?  Even for a second?  No?  Ok.  I love Pinterest.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Ruche, my new fav

Have you seen Ruche's Holiday Gift Guide?? Divine.  

They are also having a Black Friday sale. How adorable is this Darling Bow Dress.  I'm loving this mustard Shirt Dress.

Christmas Tree Gift Tags
Meanwhile, I have gotten a few Etsy sales since reopening shopreminiscence a couple weeks ago!  Some of my tags even traveled to Norway!  It has been a lot of fun and a lot of work.  I'm thankful that my hubby is letting me try out this new venture to see where it takes me.  

Merry Christmas Gift Tags
Off to work tomorrow after a nice 5 day vacay.  We went to Seattle for Thanksgiving with my family.  It's been a blast these last few days.  Now back to reality. (said with smile, no for real though)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Skip the Big Box Stores this Black Friday

FawningInLove Sterling Silver Winter Wonderland Necklace
Are you the one who usually wakes up at 4:00 in the morning, sluggish and drowsy after a full day with a full tummy?  Waiting in line in the cold to get the best deals of the year for Christmas.  Drinking your favorite holiday flavored Starbucks cup o' joe to keep your fingers from freezing in the cold.  Getting knocked over (if you're short like me) by people pushing and squeesing through the door as if it will get bigger just that instant they try to get through.  It's quite stressful!  Which is why I never do it. :)

Doesn't it sound more festive staying home and putting up your Christmas decorations?  Listening to Christmas music for the first time in 11 months (well, for some of us).  Stoking a fire in the living room and taking peppermint hot cocoa breaks.  Mmm, that's my favorite.

Consider hiding from the big box stampedes and browsing the web in the comfort of your own home.  Shopping for specially handmade and unique gifts.  Working with a friendly and inviting small business is like shopping in someone's home where they welcome you in with a cup of tea.  It's because their little shop is their baby and they treat each customer as if they were their first. 

Etsy is the place to shop this Black Friday weekend!  Take a look at these awesome deals from shops where people are working long hours to make a dream come true.

hodgepodgearts Set of 3 Bone China Snowflake Ornament
MyLittleChick Family Monogram Christmas Ornament
OooohShiney Snow Cluster Earrings

Juliandr Finnish Winter Felted Pompon Mittens

I will be offering FREE ITEMS at my shop for Black Friday weekend.  So make sure you sit down with your favorite holiday drink and stop on in.

Don't forget Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday too!  Happy shopping.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Etsy Shop Reopened and Featured in a Treasury!

As of Thursday, November 10th my shop has reopened!  To celebrate I'm offering free combined shipping on all orders placed after the first one.  Also Facebook, Twitter and blog fans will receive an extra 20% off using coupon code Reopening2011.  Here's a little of what you will find there:

Rudolph Cards set of 4

Christmas Tree cards set of 4

Holly Berries gift tags

Ornament Ball inspired gift tags
I will be listing new items daily.  Be on the look out for baby and shower themed tags, cards and journals too.

Take a look at this treasury.  Do you see my tags?  This is the first one I've been in!

'Not another gift guide'

Christmas Gift Tags...

Gift under 10. Set ...

Christmas Cards- Em...

Green Merry Christm...

Christmas Ornament ...

Beautiful Hand appl...

Christmas Ornament ...

Pine Forest - Holid...

Christmas tree lino...

Vinyl Wall Decal St...

Sage Mint Pine Tree...

Itty Bitty Fabric G...

Natural Habitat KEE...

Handmade Christmas ...

Pine Cone Hangers- ...

Christmas Countdown...

And here is a Thanksgiving treasury I created myself.

'Reminiscing Thanksgiving' 

Tiny Crocheted Pilg...

Homemade Mini Pies ...

Owl made from Moss,...

Thanksgiving Retro ...

Wood Pedestal Bowl

Set of three Yellow...

Roasted Coffee: 6 ...

Harvest Wedding Pla...

Wine Bottle Cozy in...

Thanksgiving/ Hallo...

Autumn Leaves (hand...

Thankgiving Cornico...

Vintage Smith Taylo...

Acorn Christmas Orn...

1950s set of handpa...

Ironstone, Platter,...

Thanks for stopping by today.



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