Tuesday, November 30, 2010

knitted scarves in my etsy shop!

i have 3 new knitted scarves for sale in my shop!
i have been knitting so much lately, so i am very happy to share these!
they are soft, cozy, warm, & perfect for those cold winter days.
i ♥ them. & i think they would make wonderful christmas gifts...

oh & don't forget about my
BUY 2, GET 1 FREE Christmas Sale!
then go to my etsy to start shopping...

hopefully there will be more scarves coming soon...

Friday, November 26, 2010

BIG CHRISTMAS SALE!! Nov. 26- Dec. 15

first of all, i hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving! i sure did! thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays! eating all of that good food & spending time with my family is such a beautiful reminder of how truly blessed I am! & it all comes from the love & grace of my Savior! i am SO thankful!! :) another reason why i love Thanksgiving is because it's the kick-off to the Christmas season! & of course, Christmas is my absolute favorite! so... i am officially in 100% Christmas mode now!! yay!!!

anyway, since today is the biggest shopping day of the year... i thought i would share with you some amazing ONLINE DEALS!! you don't even have to leave the house to get really great gifts for your loved ones (or even yourself!) & even better than that, all of these items are handmade, with love! ♥

my shop, the brightside studio, will be offering
BUY 2, GET 1 FREE, from now until Dec. 15th!!!
all you have to do is {visit Wild & Precious}
to read all about it & get the coupon code!
when you make your order, just type the coupon code & the name of the third, FREE item that you would like, into the notes to the seller! you won't want to miss these great Christmas deals! plus, when you visit the wild & precious black friday savings page, you will see so many more great online shops that are having amazing sales right now too! :)

here's a sneak peak of some of the new Christmas items in my shop:
merry little christmas card
knitted bow ornament- green sparkle
christmas love necklace
christmas poinsettia broach
red sparkle hair barrett

Happy Christmas Shopping!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

etsy treasures!

i made an etsy treasury, with some of my recent favorites!! yay!!
this collection celebrates the rustic & charming feeling of winter & christmas time, for me.

it still hasn't snowed yet, where i live......
so, i am just waiting patiently & getting excited for the season to come!!
etsy is a great place to start early christmas shopping!! :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

recipe box ♥ soft molasses cookies

christmas time is coming & i am starting to get excited!!
last night, i made a batch of my grandma's soft molassas cookies.
oh, i love all of the spices... these cookies taste just like christmas!
my family has always done a lot of baking this time of year & i love it!
SO... during this happy season, i thought i would share some
free printable recipes of my favorite christmas sweet treats...
for your recipe box
{click the recipe to view/save the large printable version, it is 4x6}

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

NEW knitted bow barrette!!

this cute knitted bow hair barrette is now for sale in my etsy shop!
don't miss it!
early christmas shopping, anyone?!?! hehe!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

mid-week encouragement!

my first-half of the week was not so fun...
i am adjusting to a new (harder) work schedule.
& i had to go to the dentist for a filling yesterday, not fun.
plus, some other things have been somewhat stressful lately...
honestly, i have just wanted to stay in bed lately, just like this:
{how pretty is this knitted blanket?? seen on the purl bee, i love it}

BUT today i am feeling more encouraged & refreshed...
i have been learning about the goodness of God this week.
{in a "fruit of the spirit" Bible study that I am in right now}
& it has given me true joy, even through some stuff that isn't the happiest...
life isn't always "good", but God is ALWAYS GOOD!!
& He always works in our lives, no matter what the circumstances are.
i am learning to trust in His goodness more, even when things around me aren't all perfect.
it's something that i need to work on everyday...
but when i do, He really blesses me!

The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you
he will quiet you with his love
he will rejoice over you with singing.
-Zephaniah 3:17

I love that line, "he will quiet us with his love"...
it is so encouraging to me!

Hope you all are having a good week, so far!