Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FREE Holiday Shopping List Printable

Just in time for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales shopping mania! Keep a little of your sanity intact with this FREE Holiday shopping list printable!
The first line is for the recipients name, second line for the gift you purchased/need to purchase and the 2 rows of boxes are for that satisfying check-mark when the gift has been wrapped and delivered!
Click HERE to download the full .PDF file

FREE Printable Holiday Shopping List!

FREE Printable Holiday Shopping List!

How do you stay organized during the Holidays?
With Love, Rachel

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DIY to Try :: Advent Calendars

This year the Holidays seem to be arriving at the speed of a freight train! I was thinking yesterday about what I was going to DIY for my advent calendar this year and realized I had zero time to order supplies online or visit every craft store in town searching for specific items!
That is why this year I'm sharing a list of my favorite DIY advent calendars that you can (probably) make with items you already have at home! Look below each image for a link to the tutorial and source.



Get the tutorial HERE


Get printable boxes HERE


Original source HERE


Get tutorial HERE


Get tutorial HERE


Download template HERE


Get tutorial HERE


Original source HERE


Get tutorial HERE
(you could easily use herb bags from the grocery store baking isle in place of canvas draw string bags from the craft store.)


Get tutorial HERE


Get tutorial HERE
(probably the simplest one on this list! You could also run to the hardware store and pick up paint chips instead of painting your own!)


Original Source unknown (image links to HERE)
(These bottles were actually originally used as table numbers at a wedding but I think the idea here is pretty self-explanatory!)


Original Source HERE
(This one may take a bit more effort but basically you add the ornament from each day to your tree as you go. As you can see, this idea could be displayed any way you want. You could even use a cord-board instead of a chalk frame background)


Get tutorial HERE


Get tutorial and printables HERE

Do you DIY a lot of your Holiday decor? 
What is the Holiday decor tradition you are excited to pull out each year?


With Love, Rachel

Saturday, November 22, 2014

TOMS x Target


Being the red-blooded American that I am, upon discovering news of a TOMS collaborating on a collection for Target, I did one of those white-girl-wearing-yoga-pants dances for joy!
The collection wasn't quite as large as I expected but it certainly didn't disappoint. There are items in the collection I sort of always wished TOMS made. TOMS is such a community focused company with truly worthwhile projects and causes. Because I would purchase things like sweaters, beanies, throw blankets and candles anyway, I would rather purchase from a company like TOMS and know my dollars were stretching in philanthropic directions.

Below are my favourites from the TOMS for Target collection available online and in Target stores.

logo zipper clutch $20 | candle $15 | yellow stripe throw blanket $30 | stoneware mug $12 | women's crewneck sweater $32 | classic shoes with bag $48 | logo reusable tote $12 | bracelet stack trio $ | gray women's beanie $16


Shop all TOMS + Target items HERE

Which items from the collaboration do you like best or have on your Holiday wish list this year? Have you already purchased from this collection and if so what are your thoughts? 
Leave your thoughts and comments below!

With Love, Rachel