It is one thing knowing that when you purchase something online, you are receiving a quality gift, packaged beautifully and exactly what you were expecting (or better). But what is even more fantastic is when you know that your package is coming from the sweetest shop owner who is passionate about what they sell and puts time and care into every gift they send! Amber, from Opal & Wonder, is just that! I am quite confident in saying that every woman (or human being) enjoys a pleasantly smelling, lit candle in their home. . . especially during the ‘cozy’ seasons. Ambers shop includes multiple, 100% natural soy wax candles, with premium grade fragrance oils that make any room smell sooo lovely! And better yet, she has holiday candles!!! Like . . .
A delicious blend of peppermint, huckleberries, violet & white florals, and a creamy vanilla marshmallow scent . . we couldn’t find a better candle to be burning in our home during the holidays! So don’t thank us, thank Amber for her genius creativity.
Such a pleasure corresponding with her over the internet, thank you Amber for contributing in our advent series!
If you haven’t already met her, we wanted to introduce you to Kristyn from Milk + Crown. She is super sweet, a pleasure to work with, and makes the prettiest jewelry line for everyday wear. We had such a hard time picking a piece from her shop for the giveaway because it was all too good. All of her pieces are dainty which we love but they all still have a glitter to them which gives them that little extra ooomph, ya know?
We had to have one and we decided to give away the most festive one we could find. Kristyn was kind enough to make us the “Orinda” bracelet (ps. how cool are the names! Orinda means pine tree.). Then she wrapped it in the cutest box ever and tied it with a bow. We swear wrapping makes all the difference in the Etsy world, no wonder she has been so successful in such a short time!
Today’s giveaway from Linen & Twine is such a fun idea, a kitchen survival kit. Not only do we love what comes in the kit (listed below) but we love the aesthetic appeal and design Lynn uses to package her products. Burlap strings, wooden boxes, rustic typography, there is definitely a French Country Living theme going on here – our favourite! A big thank you to Lynn, the owner of Linen & Twine for being apart of our December advent series!
The Kitchen Survival Kit includes:
A wooden spoon // A wooden herb planter pot // A jar of expandable dish cloths // A pot holder // A small sachet of Herbes de Provence // A roll of kitchen twine // A jar of jellybeans (for snacking on before dinner, fun!) // A white kitchen towel // A bamboo scrubber // A green tea candle // A recipe notebook // A mint green felt tip pen
The winner of today’s giveaway will be announced tomorrow morning . . . & we hope you love to cook!
R&S (If you haven’t had the chance to enter our 25 gift giveaway yet, you still can down below! ↓)
Congratulations to the winner of yesterday’s ‘Diamond Cookie Cutter’ giveaway . . . MATEUS TINOCO
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What can we say? We lovePrintmeneer cookie cutters! The creator, Wouter, focuses on creating modern & chic cookie shapes using a 3D printing machine. Talk about modern and with it. Using biodegradable plastic, Wouter’s perfectionist attitude allows for his products to be high quality and done right. Designs like ‘Pride & Prejudice‘, mini envelopes, and our personal favourite . . .
This gorgeous cutter is not only used for baking but ceramic clay, fondant, cheese, you name it. It is one of our new favourite things for the kitchen and we couldn’t wait to give one to you! The winner of this adorable cookie cutter will be announced tomorrow – stay tuned & check your emails because one of you will be shining bright like a diamond.
Gary Lin Designfocuses on designing high quality, sophisticated pieces that can be worn with almost anything. The sweaters, dresses and skirts are some of our personal favourites and as you know, we automatically gravitate towards neutrals – so this was the store for us. We stumbled across Gary’s shop on Etsy one day, fell in love with some of his pieces and were absolutely thrilled when he said he wanted to participate in our advent giveaway.
It is super soft and comfy . . . NO ITCH that’s for sure! This piece is great for layering, it can be dressed up or dressed down, and it is so warm (& obviously that’s the most important thing!). Treat yourself to an early Christmas gift by entering to win! The winner will be announced tomorrow morning so keep an eye on your emails . . . you might get lucky.
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To kickstart our series, we are announcing something pretty special this morning. What are we giving away today? Well today is going to be a little different from the rest of the gifts apart of this series. We will be announcing the winner of this gift December 25th, Christmas day! Find out what it is ↓ . . with love from anewall.
R&S (If you haven’t already entered our giveaway for the next 25 days, you can enter below ↓)
Happy last friday of NOVEMBER – we can not wait for December to begin! Why …? Because on Sunday our 25 Days of Christmas Giveaway officially starts. Every day including Christmas Day we will be giving away a sweet gift from one of our favourite Etsy shops or from our own shop, anewall. Once you’ve entered the giveaway your name will remain in the draw until December 25th, allowing you the chance to win one of twenty-five awesome prizes! Each day a winner will be drawn to win the gift featured the previous day. It’s going to be a lot of fun and we hope you join along with us!
Thank you to all the shops that have contributed to our giveaway and we look forward to featuring your amazing products each day! A few of the shops that will be participating (just to tease you) are:
49th Parallel + Lucky Doughnuts has been all the craze for quite some while now and it doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon. It’s packed, which means we’ve wedged ourselves in-between some hipsters at the “community” table. We kind of like it though. There’s something energetic about being in the hustle and bustle of coffee shop chats and happy people amped up on caffeine. Let’s just say we are having an extra fun work day (and we’re munching on cinnamon sugar and honey crueller doughnuts . . . yummm)! Rundown of our day: Syd drives. Richele buys coffee. After enjoying our piping hot lattes, we are onto anewall holiday planning.We are such good multi-taskers… this makes talking about Syd’s wedding while working really easy. Emails emails and more emails. Making friends. Not really.
p.s. Along with all of our Holiday planning, we are getting really excited about the advent series coming up! Stay tuned – You can start to enter to win one of the 25 gifts starting this Friday!
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This Christmas we find ourselves asking for gifts we need, rather than gifts we simply want.
For example, I (Sydney) really need a new pair of plain dark denim jeans. In my entire closet I only have one pair of blue jeans that aren’t 2+ years old, incredible stretched out and faded, but they have rips in them and are better suited for summer. A pair on comfy, nice, dark denim jeans are at the top of my wish-list this year.
Another example, I (Richele) am in desperate need of my favourite blackberry perfume by Trish McEvoy. As my daily go to perfume I’ve completely run out. It’s one of those things I hate spending $100 on so it’s definitely at the top of my wish-list as something I need.
We have been printing a lot of botanicals lately . . so we took it upon ourselves to get OUT of the office for today (4 days this week was enough) and we did a fun project with our set of botanical prints. H A P P Y F R I D A Y