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Archive for November, 2011

November 24th, 2011 | Handmade Holiday: Advent Calendar

Hello everyone! This December every Thursday & Tuesday I’ll be doing a new series called Handmade Holiday… I think it’s pretty self explanatory! I’ll be posting 12 days worth of DIYs for easy gift ideas, decorations, wrapping, holiday themed food & drinks galore! I’m super excited about it and have been working like a mad woman on this project!

Our first DIY is going to be this super simple fortune cookie advent calendar! It’s really easy, and cost efficient to make. Here are the supplies you’ll need:

♥ Felt, Thread, Needle, Glue, Pipe-cleaners

♥ Cut a circle out of the felt the size of your choice. Be careful to not make it too small!! You want to be able to fit some small goodies inside.

♥ Glue the pipe-cleaner in  the center. When dry, fold the circle in half and pinch the folded edge together to create a fortune cookie shape.

♥ Stuff the cookie with candy, small toys, a fortune, quotes, etc.

♥ Using bright coloured thread, stitch the edges close.

♥ To create the numbers, I cut them out in different coloured felt and glued them on for the date each cookie was to be opened.

♥ Feel free to have your cookies range in size. Store them in a large bowl, or for fun you could get those “take out” boxes and sort them by weeks. Michael’s craft store sells christmas themed ones :)

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November 23rd, 2011 | I’m sorry, I’m alive I promise!

Hello dears!

I’m so sorry for being so absent this month!! It has been a very busy month for me with work (I work in fashion retail… tis the season!) It’s only about to get worse too! Big things are coming to Miss Kait Online for December, which I have been working on like a mad woman!

In the mean time, to keep you busy here are some things that just make my heart go pitter-patter this month! Also I still have a few spots left for December Sponsors!

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♥ I’ve been in a super crafty mood! I decided that this year I was going to make all my Christmas gifts :) It’s been really refreshing to do! If anyone wants to do a Christmas Card Exchange, please send me an email!

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♥ ..um, hello!!!!

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♥ It’s official, Jules’ blog The Life of a Cupcake is my new blog love!

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♥ I reallyreally want these shoes from Blowfish for Christmas!

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November 12th, 2011 | October Instagram

Well, it’s been a while since I have done one of these posts, hasn’t it?!

October was filled of….

♥ Pumpkin patching, pumpkin nails, and pumpkin pie!!
♥ Sushi dates with the coworkers
♥ Sewing… lots and lots of sewing for Halloween!!!
♥ And of course playing dress up! I was Nyan Cat & Queen of Hearts this year :)
♥ Apple cider!
♥ We had our Holiday Season Start meeting at work.. there were costume/best outfit prizes. I went as a present, and took home a Starbucks gift card!

:) and here’s a better look at my Nyan Cat costume!

Just for fun, here is some of my co-workers and I in our costumes at our meeting. I’m so lucky to work with such a lovely group of people! (And yes, the three of us in red are all wearing the same dress ;D )

I bet you never thought you’d see Halloween and Christmas in the same post ;)

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November 11th, 2011 | November Sponsor Spotlight!

Hello! I’m Angie, a 22-year-old blogger living in Utah with the love of my life, my wife and soul mate Jen! We have two kitties, Wedge and Mau and a birdie, Jango! Lariats and Lavender is a personal blog about myself, my wife, our life together, our pets, my hobbies, my beliefs and so much more! It’s my home sweet home on the web and I hope you stop by!

// Lariats and Lavender // Twitter //

Hey there, I’m Mo from the blog Fleur De Moi. I’m a New Orleanian who has worked in the film industry for almost 4 years. While my job takes up a big chunk of my time I still manage to squeeze in things like painting, long bike rides, mostly vegan cooking, and enjoying all this NOLA!

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I am a mother, soon to be wife, and daughter!  I love to make things with my hands, and I work extra hard to ensure whatever I pass on to someone else is something that I myself would want :)  Most of my inspiration comes from my everyday life, I try to translate it into something beautiful. I hope you enjoy my journey!!

// Structured Chaos // Shop // Facebook //

I am Dita and I’m Indonesian, 23 years old. I love music, drawing, art, theatrical performance, and above all that I love love crafting. I live in Bogor, a small city (around one and half hour driving from Jakarta). I write and cook.  I love to share with you. You can contact me for trade, shop review, and random postcard swap!

// Handmade Nest // Etsy Shop // Facebook //

Interested in sponsorship for December? Click here for more info! It’s free ;)!

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