sponsor spotlight {wand and wear}

If you’re anything like me, you’re already thinking about that perfect gift to get your loved ones this holiday season. If you ARE me, you know that at least several people will get goodies from this shop-Wand and Wear! Dawn of Wand and Wear isn’t just a sponsor, she’s my neighbor and friend, and creator of lovely jewelry pieces such as these….
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Her pieces are one-of-a-kind and can easily be dressed up or down…I  should know, I have several of her pretties!

If you’re looking for a gift for a little one, Dawn also makes these beautiful, hand-painted Imagination Wands…

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They’re one of her best sellers, and are a great way to encourage imaginative play!

Take a look at Dawn’s shop, and let me know your favorite piece!

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favorite finds {letterpress prints}

While looking through Etsy the other day, I was amazed at some of the beautiful letterpress art out there–what a great way to add some (often) affordable and lovely art to your surroundings. I’m sharing some of my favorites today…

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While I’m disappointed that Virginia isn’t {yet} represented, there’s no denying that Paper Parasol Press’ letterpress prints are stunning works of art.

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I simply adore this quote, so you know I’m in love with this letterpress print from Lennah Press. If that wasn’t enough to steal my heart, this JMU letterpress print certainly won me over. If you’re a fellow Duke Dog, you WILL want this one for yourself!

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Not on Etsy, but definitely worth mentioning, is the beautiful and inspiring work of lindsay letters! There’s not a print in her shop that I don’t adore!

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Or how about this modern alphabet print from 1canoe2? Love the fun fonts and colors!

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It’s a traditional saying that’s the perfect reminder for any home…adore this set of 3 prints from Print and Be Merry. 

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The work of KLTWorks begins with free-motion sewing, which is then turned into a print. She has a large collection of drawings, including this darling nest! 

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Did you know Dutch Door Press created a book of their state letterpress prints? The book is called Birds and Blooms of the 50 States and is on my Christmas wish list for sure!

This list could’ve gone on and on….there’s so much beautiful work out there! Is there a letterpress print you have your eye on?

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etsy favorites {for baby}

It’s no secret, we’re a bit baby-obsessed around here these days. And leave it to Etsy to fuel the fire with absolutely adorable gifts for baby. Here are some of my favorites…

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These mobiles from Lovely Symphony come in a variety of gorgeous colors…love this one in jewel tones.

il 570xN 403575180 n444 etsy favorites {for baby}I adore this play phone from Lisa’s Factory.  She has lots of fun patterns to choose from!

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And yet another reason to learn to crochet. These hats from Ona Jean are the epitome of darling!

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Apparently these cuties are night lights! While the descriptions aren’t in English, you will want to check out everything in Mouton Cerise’s shop….all too cute for words.

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Loving these fun fabrics! This pillow from Mitani Designs is too cute…as is the rest of the shop!

il 570xN 372395434 i3vo etsy favorites {for baby}Love these wooden elephants from Bannor Toys. Again, lots of cute items in the shop to check out!

What handmade, baby-related item are you coveting most right now?

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