Thursday, November 22, 2012

petunia blooms // coupon codes for the weekend

i've got some special deals going on all weekend
at Petunia Blooms, so happy shopping!

say goodbye to the autumn inspired collection!
use the code GOODBYEAUTUMN for 40% off
{please use this coupon only on purchases from this collection}
(coupon code is good on Friday, 11/23, until midnight)

great deals all weekend!
use the code WEEKENDSALE for 25% off the entire shop
(coupon code is good all day Friday & Saturday, 11/24-11/25)

last chance to save! 20% off everything in the shop
with the code CYBERMONDAY
(coupon code is good Monday, 11/26 until midnight)

i will randomly choose 3 orders to receive a free bloom pin! ($12 value)
all you have to do is make any purchase Friday - Monday
& then wait to see if you get something extra when your package arrives. :)
no coupon code necessary!
(applies to purchases made 11/23-11/26)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

giving thanks // 2012

image found here - text added by me

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 9:1

I really have SO much to be thankful for. That's part of the reason why I try not to skip over Thanksgiving in the rush to get to Christmas; it's a day set aside just for being thankful for what we have! But I also want to be a woman who is known by my grateful, gracious, thanks-filled heart throughout the year, not just at Thanksgiving.

So, from my heart, I am thankful...

...for an amazing & wonderful God. A God who has saved me, who wants a relationship with me, whose mercies are fresh & new every morning.

...for my husband. His love for me really reminds me of God's even greater, more amazing love. No matter how cranky I am or how sassy I get, Hayden loves me. I never, ever doubt that. He thinks I'm beautiful no matter what, he works hard to provide for me, he never thinks less of me for being "just a wife", he always supports me, he rarely questions the amount of fabric/yarn that I buy (ha!), he makes me laugh, and he's my best friend. Babe, I am so thankful for you.

...for my family. I'm thankful for my parents & how they raised me, I'm thankful for my awesome & fun sisters who love me & are always willing to help out, for my in-laws & that I have a good relationship with them - thankful for every single person in my family!

There is so much more that I'm also thankful for, but really, God, my husband & my family are the most important. God, I pray that my thankfulness would shine through each & every day!

What are you thankful for?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

handmade holidays @ oh, sweet joy!

i don't know about you, but i love shopping handmade for the holidays!
yes, it can be a little pricier than heading to walmart/target,
but i feel like it's so important to support other handmade artists.
(heather's about handmade vs. store bought is definitely worth the read)
and you can find such sweet & unique handmade gifts!

this year i am honored to be a part of
along with a bunch of other amazing shops!

it's going on all this week (Nov. 11th-18th)
with seven different categories, lots of great gift ideas
and even discount codes so you can save a little when you shop!

needle & thread

along with a special discount just for you gift guide readers. ;)

so please, please, please,


Monday, November 12, 2012

a wreath for our door

i finally put together a pretty wreath to brighten up our front door...
it's something i've been wanting to do for a while but just had to make the time for it.
several long-ish hours, lots of patience and hot glue,
and there you go!

and my favorite part of this oh-so-pretty wreath?
seeing it hanging there every time i come home.
it just makes me happy. :)

// details //
styrofoam wreath form wrapped in yarn
(all purchased at Michael's w/ coupons)
felt for the flowers from Feltcraftic
tutorials for the flowers found here

Monday, November 5, 2012

holding onto this season of Thanksgiving

it seems like Thanksgiving gets overlooked more & more every single year.
oh, Halloween is over, let's get out the Christmas stuff!
(and even before Halloween is over, sheesh!)
don't get me wrong, i love Christmas.
i love it SO much. it's my favorite time of the year!

BUT, Thanksgiving is so important.
it's so easy to become complacent about gratitude,
and the reminder to be thankful is so needed.

beautiful card found here

all my Fall decorations are out.
pumpkins & gourds are still set out around the house.
i just finished making a beautiful wreath over the weekend.
reminders of the Fall season and just how much i have to be grateful for.

>> what are you thankful for today?

by the way, if you're already pulling out your Christmas stuff, I'll still love you! ;)

Friday, November 2, 2012

friday favorites

 >> aqua teardrop earrings from my shop
         (use the code BACKAGAIN for 15% off!)
 >> say one kind thing to everyone you meet today
 >> this quote needs to be true in my house!

/// other stuff
 >> 10 things that have made all the difference (a post about marriage)
 >> 10 tips for holiday iPhone pictures
 >> pumpkin pie in a jar
 >> pretty happy felt flowers

what are some of your favorite things this week?

linking up with erika & beth!