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Monday, November 24, 2014

A New Season + A Giveaway.

The past few months have been pretty cool for me.

I started to realize that I wasn't super thrilled with the way a lot of things in my life were, so I decided to do something about it.

I started getting up early and writing a ton of words every day,  I started reading The Purpose Driven Life, I got a new blog design, I chopped all my hair off (just trying to be like Taylor), and I started saying yes when I would normally say no out of fear or discomfort.

I told Chris I thought I was having a mid-life crisis, and he said, "I don't know how to respond to that. Here, have some wine."

Point being, I've been looking at everything in my life and asking, "Do I like it like that?" And if the answer is no, trying to do something about it.

I closed my shop down for about a month because I just wasn't thrilled about it. I spent November crafting for fun instead of making things that I thought would be popular. And it has been so much fun. 

I reopened my shop today, and it's full of pretty things that I love, love, love. 





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In the spirit of Thanksgiving and Christmas and presents, I thought it'd be fun to do a little giveaway to celebrate the reopening! I'm giving away a $50 gift card, all you have to do is follow my shop's new instagram!

Happy Monday! 

35 comments:

  1. oh my gosh that atlas headband is perfect!! I would def rock that on my 9 hour plane ride for my honeymoon next year ;)

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  2. I really like the Christmas tree strands. Also the tulle headband is lovely!

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  3. Is that a headband with the map print? It's gorgeous! I'm in a similar place with evaluating things in my life at the moment. I think it's something about the year coming to a close that makes me take stock of what I'm doing and if it's a valuable use of my time.

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  4. good for you!!! sometimes its all we nee to find happiness is to change out perspective and outlook :) happy for you girly!!
    xo

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  5. love those polka dot bows! glad you are back in the saddle and having fun!

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  6. love all of these-- especially that headband!

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  7. GO YOU! It's so refreshing to hear someone realize they are not 100% okay with how they are living their life and then actually jump on it and change it.

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  8. Congrats on reopening your shop and making changes in your life! You totally rock! :) I absolutely love the christmas lights garland!

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  9. Good for you for reconfiguring things to work for you and getting rid of what doesn't.

    Great headband!

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  10. That Christmas garland is to die for! I'd go for that and that seasonal gold headband. Too cute! Congrats on reopening your new (and precious) shop!

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  11. I love the Christmas garland! Glad you're feeling inspired ;)

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  12. I think it's fantastic that you're focusing more on doing things for yourself and things that make YOU happy. That's so important. If something isn't fun, why do it?

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  13. I love that you have such a go getter attitude. You are in charge of your own life and I admire your pursuit of happiness. Love the newest additions to our shop, you're doing great!

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  14. How very generous of you! I love the wanderlust headband and the tulle flowers in your hair :)

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  15. You already know I love your shop! I am having a holiday party this year so maybe something festive like the garland.

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  16. Yeay for all the changes in your life! It takes mad courage to see something you don't like in your life and actually take the steps to change it. You rock!

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  17. This is a great giveaway and I support your decision to be more like Taylor ;) Way to keep changing and evolving because that is what makes life interesting.

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  18. oh that headband is too cute! I love the way you're viewing life!

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  19. Congrats on reopening your shop!!

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  20. A big fat YES to doing things the way we want to do them, and less because we should! And to writing more, cutting hair, new blog designs (love it!), and more wine;)

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  21. Oh, this post just makes me HAPPY. Sometimes we need a "midlife crisis" to get us back to the happy person inside. Cheers to you! I LOVE the seasonal sparkle headband.

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  22. Aw, your new shop is so cute! Love the Christmas tree strand and the wanderlust headband!

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  23. I'd buy the wanderlust headband, hands down. It's the perfect hair accessory for a traveler!

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    1. Also: super proud of you for being straight with your decisions to create a life you love. We control so much more of our lives than we think we do, and to see you recognize that and act on it is encouraging and empowering. Congratulations on the shop reopening!

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  24. Good for you for taking an active role in living a life you love! How brave!

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  25. this is so so awesome! I LOVE your shop and i can't wait to purchase something from it!

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  26. Everything is adorable!!
    :) Rebecca
    www.caravansonnet.com

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  27. You are so cute and this is oh so inspiring! Congratulations! I would totally buy everything... but I love the retro Christmas bows :)

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  28. The Christmas tree and old fashion light garlands are adorable!! And would be perfect on my mantle. Everything is adorable!

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  29. That map headband is so cute. One of my bffs would love to get that for Christmas :))

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  30. I love the wanderlust bow! All of these products are really cute! :)

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  31. Those little bow ties are too cute for words... well done! :)

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  32. You know I'm always a fan of everything you make. Those bows are too cute!

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