Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Holiday Home Tour of Our Cottage Craftsman

It's our first Christmas time in our new home. And it just feels like it was made for holiday decor. 
From the field stone fireplace to the big dining space for guests to the perfect corner for the tree. 
Enjoy a little peek into where we're cozying up this cold Midwest winter!

You can find this O Holy Night print for sale in my online shop.

You can find the fine art pinecone print in my online shop for instant download.

Breakfast nook

Dining Room

This is our place to celebrate and entertain. :)


Playroom/Office/ Craft Room

More on the Advent Calendar here.

Thank you all for reading and following along. I really love getting to know you all.
And an extra special thank you to those who support the shop!

Merry Christmas to you and yours! xoxo

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Toddler Boy Gift Guide

I tell ya what, now that both of my boys are toddler/preschool age they are so fun to shop for!
I've teamed up with Baby Cubby* to bring you a Toddler Boy Gift Guide!
And this isn't just for Christmas, you can come back and refer to this anytime!

My Grady has those Little Mr. suspenders (1) and they are SO cute. Such great quality and he always gets complements when he wears them! I'd definitely pair them with a holiday flannel and a cute beanie like this Jack and Winn (2) one!

I love the idea of more advanced books shortened for this age, like the story of Huckleberry Finn (3), that's right up my boys' alley. And the Wildlife Primer would be one I know they would read over and over as well (4).

Specifically for my 4 year old, I chose this Magnatab letter board (5). It'd be perfect for his preschool practice and looks lots of fun too! Speaking of preschool, I can't believe he'll be in school next year. He'll definitely need a cute backpack like this adorable Skip Hop raccoon (6) one!

I found these perfect stocking stuffers for my boys - this Mini Low Rider (7) is only $5 and would be the perfect thing for my racing boys! Also these Meri Meri Dinosaur Tatoos (8) at only $2! They love to put them on and flex their muscles!

Always wanting to be like daddy, this Fix It Tool Box (9) would be something they could take with them to pretend play and work along side him! 

And since I'm forever looking for new bath toys, I thought these Boon Bath Water Pipes (10) would be something that would keep them entertained for quite awhile!

Why you should shop with The Baby Cubby and what makes them different:
The Baby Cubby is for every parent out there who has ever felt overwhelmed or discouraged about becoming a parent. The Baby Cubby team is made up of parents who have been there, they know what it’s like and they are passionate about encouraging, inspiring, and reminding parents how amazing they are and how important their role is.  

The way they do that is by finding the best and safest baby gear and providing it to parents in a fun shopping experience where they do things like test strollers on their stroller track, price match everyday - even amazon, offer free shipping nationwide at and actively engage with parents via social media and the cubby community blog to discuss some of those hard topics of parenting.

You can read a little bit more about their passion and mission on their About Us page here - -us/

Company highlights:
- Always price match, even amazon, so you know you're getting a great deal
- Carry only the best and safest gear so you can shop confidently (they spend hundreds of hours researching so you don't have to)
- Free Shipping everyday at over $49 

So the next time you're gift shopping, don't forget to check The Baby Cubby first!

*This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Printable Advent Calendar

Advent is upon us. The season of anticipation, of waiting, for the Hope of the world to come.
That's why I get behind Advent calendars so much. Because I think there's much to be said about really soaking in the anticipation. Counting down the days until we celebrate the day the weary world did rejoice and gets to again and again. 

I started dreaming up this design last year because I knew the boys would be at good ages to
participate. So our days alternate between a Scripture reading and a Christmas activity. 

What I love about it is that you can totally make it your own. Write down whatever traditions are important for your family!

 I had fun thinking up ideas to write down but the Scriptures are so important to me too. 
I'm thinking Grady will really be able to soak in the real meaning of Christmas this year and
that makes my heart so excited!

 Since this Advent Calendar is really for the boys, I put it right int he heart of their playroom.
Their own little tree if you will. 

String them together like a banner, washi tape them to the wall like a tree, or just keep them in a little basket at the breakfast table! Sky's the limit with these cards!

Wanting one for your home? From now until December 1, I'm offering a printable version of 
this calendar FREE with any $10+ purchase in the Honeysuckle shop!

In notes to seller at checkout, please leave the phrase ADVENT CALENDAR to have this emailed to you after purchase!

Here's to celebrating the anticipation!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Place setting Options + Printable Friendsgiving Invite

Wish you were doing a Friendsgiving? Well you still can!
Grab these cute printable fill-in-the-blank invites and pass them
out to your friends, neighbors and co-workers and see who can come fill your table!

Planning a cute place setting will be easy with our shop resources too!
We've got some awesome options for you.
BONUS - they double as an adorable 5x7 print party favor
DOUBLE BONUS - the listing comes with an 8x10 print that you can bring as a hostess gift to your next event!
TRIPLE BOUNUS: Just $5 in the digital downloads section!

The first option is our Doxology print.

Option 2 is our Emerson Quote Print

If you can't swing it this year, tuck this little printable away for next year.