Hey party people! I hope this Friday is treating you well! I think it’s been a stressful week for most folks what with all the tragedy in Boston and Texas. So much devastation. One of my strategies for avoiding the vicarious trauma is to get my news from the radio instead of television. It’s a little easier on the brain if you’re just hearing about what happened instead of seeing it (over and over and over again). Or you can just avoid the news altogether and spend time enjoying life instead!
Anyway, I’m counting my blessings this week and one thing I’m super grateful for is my blog sponsor, Brandi! She’s got some cute new stuff in her shop.
How sweet are these cross stitch hoops? You don’t even have to be from Louisiana to appreciate that strawberry one. Maybe Brandi would be willing to split them for you, but at $5 for the trio you might as well get all three. I really like the colorful edges. And if you have a flair for granny-chic and a particular affection for the great state of Louisiana then I feel sure these sweet little nothings would look fabulous gracing your walls.
Crochet is, like, totally in right now, as is neon and pretty much anything 80′s so this is like a triple-play of trendiness. And even with shipping it’s under $10. If it’s too big for you or you’re more into home decor than daring wardrobe choices you could always upcycle it into a throw pillow or wall hanging.
Also still trendy: MAPS! And how cute are these??? I love the bright colors and pretty fonts. You could frame them or use them for craft projects (try browsing etsy or pinterest for inspiration). Brandi also made a note near the bottom of the listing that she’d be willing to split them, so just contact her if you only want to buy one. And they’re on sale!
This month marks a year since I moved my blog to its own server (I upload so many pictures that I had run out of free storage and had to do something!). I just paid for another year and it was soooo nice to be able to pay for it out of my Paypal account instead of my own pocket. Thanks, Brandi! And if any of the rest of you are interested in becoming a blog sponsor you can get all the details here. It’s only $10 a month!