trees // candles // tea lights // monogram letter
clothespins // ornaments // tray // deer
feathers // bobby pins // letters // wine glasses
magnets // stirrers
Glitter is a holiday staple, isn’t it? It was on my pre-holiday party essentials list because there are so many wonderful DIY uses for this glamorous stuff especially for Christmas and New Years. With it’s twinkling and glimmering charm, once you get started, you won’t want to stop spreading the glitter goodness onto everything!
Find more of my glitter obsession on my glitter pinterest board.
It’s Friday–INSTA-Friday! If you don’t already know, InstaFriday is a collection of the past week’s Instagram (phone) photos–candid, unprofessional, real. I’d love to have you follow along with me on Instragram. I’m shoplemondrop.
A beautiful fall day.
It was such a pretty day that the kids and I decided to play outside. With Thanksgiving around the corner, we felt inspired.
I absolutely love these wreaths. We got them for $10 at Trader Joe’s. Can you believe it!? The color is so vivid and fresh. I hope they last forever!
Thanksgiving was a beautifully sweet and lovely day. The food was good too.
It may be warmer in California, but I’m still making very good use of my wool–especially my cowls. I wear them almost every morning and every evening–it’s just enough to make me cozy warm. (You can get the cowls from my hand made goods shop AlwaysVery on etsy.) Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy wore the oatmeal colored one last week and she’s a Cali girl too (you can see her here)!
I don’t start my Christmas decorating until after Thanksgiving. Since we celebrated “Thanksmas” the day after Thanksgiving with Caleb’s folks, the decorating commenced the evening of Thanksgiving. We’re going home for Christmas, so I’m keeping the decor pretty minimal–which is pretty scarce since I don’t usually do much.
Oh, Trader Joe’s…why did I go in!?!? I didn’t even need anything and I came out with a bag completely full of treats. Now that I’ve nibbled on all of them, I’ll tell you that my favorites are the chocolate drizzle star cookies. But it’s all pretty delicious.
You think that I’d have been all over this, but I waited until the last minute to decide if we were going to have a party for H. We’re going to make it pretty low key, but I had to get out invites. Her favorite color is purple–everything has to be purple right now–so we went with a purple theme–and triangles. Want to see more?
(You can catch more pics of the week here.)
Have a great weekend!
tree // place card // sewing kit // desserts // candle holder // drink // place setting
Once again…back to that pre-holiday party essentials list. Even though I haven’t shared it all, I’ve used my twine, kraft paper, jars, and more from that list–so glad I had the stuff on hand!
We’re talking ball jars today. I used them last week for Thanksgiving (you’ll see that later) and continue to more and more ways to use them. Check out my pinterest board dedicated solely to ball jars. Place settings, favors, centerpieces, serving dishes–seriously, you can use these little jars for just about everything.
Today is a very special day in the world of small business–small business Saturday–the perfect day to support business such as Lemon Drop Shop and other etsy shops. Use the code above for a special deal good just for today! (It’s a pretty sweet deal too!)
P.S. The AlwaysVery shop also has a pretty good deal going on today too, so if you’re looking for cozy gifts like cowls and hats, today is a great day to go for it! Hop over to www.alwaysvery.com for the coupon code.
So excited to announce this enormous sale in the shop! You really don’t want to miss this one as the shop really does not have sales this big very often. Supplies are limited so stock up while you can!
I am a woman who is beyond blessed and beyond thankful.
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Have a beautifully blessed and joyous Thanksgiving, friends!
Happy holidays, friends! The feeding frenzy of Thanksgiving is about to begin and so is the excitement of Black Friday! Enjoy Black Friday in the shop with a surprisingly generous deal. Lemon Drop deals this big are not offered very often, so you will for sure want to catch it while you can! Come back Friday for the code!
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pot covers // bottle wrap // table numbers // napkin wraps
favor toppers // table runners // circular garland // envelopes
party hats // kids table // neon neutral party // candy packs
Yesterday’s collage just wasn’t enough. There were so many more ideas that needed to be shared. That pre-holiday party essentials list item ”Kraft Paper” just keeps on rolling… Not to mention you can use it to wrap gifts. Lots and lots of gifts. For years. It’s fabulous!
bunting // menu // table runner // paper wall flowers
chair decor // place cards // table skirt // potato chip bags
curtain // placemat // tree skirt // favor bags
Back to my pre-holiday party essentials list. Kraft paper. Love it. There was no room in the moving truck for my roll, so one of the first things that I ordered when we got semi-settled in CA was a fresh new roll. And you can see why–the collage pictured above is only the beginning of what you can do with a roll of kraft paper!