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Friday Favorite: Whatever Is Lovely Hand-Painted Signs

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a #FridayFavorite. The holidays always throw me for a loop, but now hopefully, I’m back on track! I’m so excited to share this new favorite with you. I just received a custom wood sign from a brand new Etsy shop, Whatever Is Lovely. Owned by Jordyn Elliott, this Texas-based shop specializes in custom wood signs of all kinds. Every sign is made with love with each sign stained, painted and hand-lettered.

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“Lasso the Moon”, is mine and my husbands saying. It has always been special to us. The meaning is pretty simple, we’d do anything for each other, even if it meant we had to lasso the moon. Of course, one of our favorite movies of all time is “It’s A Wonderful Life”, which the saying originated. It was only fitting to have a sign made with this saying to hang above our bed. It is truly special and extra sentimental. I was so happy Jordyn could create it for me!

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Check out Whatever Is Lovely and Jordyn’s beautiful work. I love supporting small business and that’s why it is this week’s House Fenway #FridayFavorite!

 

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House Fenway’s Favorites

It’s been such a crazy start to 2017! I’ve been very busy collecting my seasonal favorites and I wanted to share them with you. These are makers and sellers that I follow and love. Their products are simply lovely and I highly recommend them! Make sure you check out their shops. Enjoy! ~M

Sassafras Home

Sassafras Home out of Oxford, Mississippi has a unique selection of handcrafted decor, specializing in items made of rustic burlap. From pillows to garland, you can add a touch of  farmhouse charm and easily warm up your surroundings. Their pillows are an absolute HF favorite!

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A brand new addition to the Sassafas Home line.

Brave Season Design LLC

This husband and wife duo, Brave Season Design LLC, is new to the ETSY community. Fueled by coffee and faith, Wendy and Chad Franklin, create beautiful hand-painted wooden signs. Custom orders are always welcome!

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Hand-painted LOVE sign from Brave Season Design LLC.

Buntingsnmore

Oregon-based Buntingsnmore has the cutest handmade decor and gifts. Bunting is in the name but they do offer A LOT more! Pillows, throws, banners and trays just to name a few.

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Paper and crocheted handmade bunting from Buntingsnmore

O Sweet Goodness

Two sisters with a love for making unforgettable events, that is O Sweet Goodness. One of Katie and Emily’s most popular items — elegant floral mobiles. These mobiles would look gorgeous above a nursery crib!

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Thirteen & Market

You will always find beautiful and unique decor at Thirteen & Market. The collections they put together are simply amazing! Hurry, a lot of the items are seasonal and they go fast. How could they not? They’re gorgeous!

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Two-tier rustic wooden tray from Thirteen & Market.

Twenty Something Feet

I love soy candles and my favorite candles are from Twenty Something Feet. Made in their signature rustic zinc container, they are free of dyes and made from the highest quality essential and fragrance oils. Fill your home with some wonderful seasonal smells!

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Rustic soy candles from Twenty Something Feet.
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Holiday Box: Decorating Made Easy

Life is busy and during the holidays, it’s even busier! Dinner parties, school holiday concerts, shopping – the list goes on forever. As a full time working mother, it’s hard to juggle it all. During the holidays one of my favorite things to do is decorate the house and trim the tree. This process usually involves making multiple trips to the store and by the end, I’m exhausted. For me, this year was a little different. I found a company to help with my holiday dilemma, Holiday Box.

Holiday Box makes it easy and stress-free to decorate for the holidays.
Here is how it works:

Order your box

Choose the holiday you would like to decorate for, select which box and place your order. Your box will arrive at your door one month before the holiday (If you order late, your box will arrive in about a week).

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Holiday Box is partners with Partnerships with Industry employing adults with special needs. Each item is carefully wrapped and the holiday box packed with pride!
Decorate & enjoy

Everything in your Holiday Box is yours for that holiday season. Decorate your home and enjoy the holiday.

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My Holiday Box: A Holiday at Home
Keep what you like, donate the rest

After the holiday is over, keep as many or as few of the items as you’d like. The cost of your order is a credit toward any items you choose to keep. Return shipping is easy and free. Holiday Box donates as many returned items as possible.

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Holiday Box works with a handful of San Diego based non-profit organizations. Returned items are donated to these non-profits and are distributed throughout the community to spread holiday joy.

 

My Holiday Box Experience

When my Holiday Box arrived on my doorstep, I couldn’t wait to get start decorating for the holiday season. I didn’t have to run to the store; I didn’t have to dig through boxes in my basement storage. Everything was packaged neatly and ready to unwrap and decorate. This year I selected the “The Holiday at Home” box which included 9 items:

  • A Winter holiday wreath
  • A handmade rustic pinecone and candle centerpiece
  • Set of 2 handmade fairy ornaments
  • A handmade wooden snowman figure
  • A wooden wall hanging featuring a truck carrying Christmas trees
  • A Merry Christmas serving dish
  • Set of 2 sitting gnomes

The box had a great mixture of items, a handful of them handmade. It felt great decorating knowing that I didn’t stress over it. I could keep what I wanted from the box, return the rest and the items I gave back would help spread joy to a family in need the following year.  What a great feeling that is! I get to do something I love (which is decorate), continue it year after year with the credit I receive and help someone in return. What a fantastic way to celebrate the true meaning of the holidays!

Holiday Box is offering up an exclusive promotion for House Fenway readers. 20% off your order from now until Friday, December 9, 2016!! Shop HolidayBoxShop.com and enter promo code HOUSEFENWAY at checkout to redeem. I’m so excited to partner with them this holiday. They are an incredible company that goes above and beyond to help the community. They are definitely a company that I’m happy to say is my Friday Favorite! 🙂

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This handmade pinecone centerpiece was the perfect addition to my holiday décor.
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This trendy vintage red truck worked perfect in my front hall!
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The evergreen wreath is so versatile. Hang it on a wall or use it as a centerpiece!
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This cute little handmade snowman is ready to welcome our guests.
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The Christmas Gnomes hangout by the fireplace waiting for Santa’s arrival.
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Hot cocoa and cookies are that much sweeter with this adorable plate that came in my Holiday Box!
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These two handmade cuties will stay up well past the Christmas season.

 

 

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#FridayFavorite: My Good Angel Ornaments

It’s not everyday you find a business that has great product and a meaningful company mission. I recently found both of those qualities in a company called My Good Angel. Founder Rosemary Taylor created her business after enduring through a series of life struggles – battling poor self-esteem, divorce and becoming a single mother. Angels were Rosemary’s symbol for staying positive and always thinking of the good life has to offer. Through these struggles, My Good Angel was created. Her mission is simple, “I want the whole world to remember that everyone – regardless of religious beliefs – has an angel who serves to remind them of their inherent Good and to always choose the right path.”

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My Good Angel ornaments available in light and dark skin.

My Good Angel offers an array of angel jewelry, charms and ornaments. The ornaments being my favorite! They make great gifts whether as a stocking stuffer or as an adornment on a holiday gift. I have my angel hanging on my Christmas tree. She is a great reminder, during this holiday season, of the journey I have traveled so far and the gratefulness I have in my heart.

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Makes a great gift topper!
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My Good Angel hanging on the House Fenway Christmas tree.

My Good Angel is offering a fantastic sale this Black Friday weekend: 25% off orders of $50 or more with the code “BFANGEL” entered at checkout. Be sure to check out My Good Angel’s beautiful products and take advantage of this phenomenal holiday deal!

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I love using ornaments as place setting favors.

 

 

 

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#FridayFavorite: Plaid Throw from Thirteen & Market

I am mad for plaid this holiday season. So, it’s no wonder that I fell “head over heals” in love with this plaid throw from Thirteen & Market. The throws are lightweight, soft and come in a ton of wonderful color combinations – 8 in all! It’s a great throw to have around the house as décor or to cover up on a cold winter’s night. At just over $22, they make a great holiday gift.

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Thirteen & Market offers up a wonderful selection of home décor – which I’m currently adding to my Christmas Wishlist. 😍 Here are a couple of the gorgeous items I’m hoping to get under my tree this year:

Holiday Cheer Gift Set

A perfect gift! Includes a throw, soy candle and wooden beads.

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Photo: Thirteen & Market

Faux Fur Throw Pillow

Faux Fur pillows….need I say more! 😍 Ok, I am. These are beautiful and popular. It seems they are a hot buy so get them while you can!

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Photo: Thirteen & Market

Rustic Wooden Tray

I’ve wanted one of these trays for a while. It would look great on a dining room table or a cute cocktail ottoman.

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Photo: Thirteen & Market

Check out Thirteen & Market’s complete product selection, you won’t be disappointed. Their throw is this week’s #FridayFavorite. Start that Christmas list and enjoy!