Happy Tech // December 2014

December 19, 2014

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Never too late, right?! Happy December!! (just a few…maybe a lot of days late) BUT, I feel like this month has just flown by and even though I say this every month (I know, I know), December is an exception because really, there is so much *bleep* going down for everyone and I feel like we’re all in our own whirlwinds of holiday shopping, wrapping, partying, working, blah blah blah. I finally shipped out my Christmas gifts with *fingers crossed* hope that it’ll get home to Hawaii before Christmas. And now, I can finally take a long sigh of relief……..for only a brief moment before I have to now focus on work and holiday party stuffs.

Anyway, Audrey and I have created this December wallpaper for you to enjoy! (download below) Just a little reminder that despite all the crazy holiday happenings going on (believe me, I have had a few of my own personal melt-down “Grinch” moments), don’t forget it’s the season of giving, a season of being with family and friends, and most of all, a season to be merry!! So don’t forget to smile!

And for those of you who have been inquiring about a 2015 calendar (thank you for the huge amazing bunch of you who downloaded + enjoyed my 2014 calendar! I loved seeing photos of them that you have posted on social media!) – stay tuned because I’ll be sharing one very soon soon soon!!

Happy Holidays!

Download lettering

Version 1 (with white circle)
Phone (both Android and iPhone) – 1080 x 1920
Laptop (both 13″ and 15″) – 2880 x 1800
Desktop display (up to 30″) – 2560 x 1600
1280 x 1024

Version 2 (with pink circle)
Phone (both Android and iPhone) – 1080 x 1920
Laptop (both 13″ and 15″) – 2880 x 1800
Desktop display (up to 30″) – 2560 x 1600
1280 x 1024

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Have you guys entered my 24 Merry Days giveaway yet? Enter to win a $150 prize pack from Everything Golden, one of my favorite vintage + handmade shops!

Today you’ll find Day 19 of 24 Merry Days over at Sugar and Charm…Eden has got a really exciting giveaway so go check it out!!

Only 5 more days left, so be sure to keep up with all the giveaways on the website or Facebook!!

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Happy Tech monthly wallpaper downloads created by Audrey of This Little Street and Jessica of Coco and Mingo. Not for sale or distribution. Please link back to original post if shared. Thank you!

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Win $150 prize pack to Everything Golden vintage + handmade

December 17, 2014

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24 Merry Days, Everything Golden, vintage, handmade, hand crafted, small business, holiday shopping, freebies, giveaway, christmas 2014

Oh hey! If you’ve been keeping up with 24 Merry Days, you’ll know that we’ve already had 16 amazing giveaways (be sure to enter all of them!). Today, Day 17, is my turn! I’m teaming up with Everything Golden, a shop that I’m completely in love with. I couldn’t be happier to work with them, because I love everything vintage and handmade. They have a beautifully curated collection of vintage bohemian clothing, and handcrafted accessories that I know you’ll adore.

Today’s giveaway is for a $150 prize pack! We’ve chosen this amazing vintage + handmade package for you to win, which includes:
// A beautiful vintage leather bag
// Handcrafted and organic lilac rouge lips and cheeks stain
// Handmade tiny bowl brass stud earrings
// Hand-knit wool/acrylic subtle slouch hat in brick red

Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter below and good luck, friends!!

Giveaway runs for 7 days and ends on Tuesday, December 23rd at 11:59pm PST. Open to US residents only. (Worldwide readers, don’t fret! There’s plenty of other prizes to be won on the 24 Merry Days website!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Be sure to check out all the other giveaways happening on 24 Merry Days (there’s only 7 days left!) by following the website or Facebook page! There are still a few past giveaways that are still going on!

And a big Thank You to Audrey from This Little Street who is the amazing talent and coordinator behind 24 Merry Days! <3

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Wrap it up + Free printable gift tags

December 16, 2014

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So, yesterday I gave you my own version of a cool holiday gift guide (support small businesses!), but now comes the fun part…wrapping!! (anyone else with me in thinking wrapping gifts is the most fun part of Christmas??) Don’t even get me started. I actually wanted to wrap all the gifts ever since I can remember (my mom sure loved it..and of course, with the exception of my own and my siblings gifts). All the wrapping had to be perfect, and it was like feeding my OCD a big birthday (Christmas?) cake. But, as I got older, it got even more fun to add things to the wrapping, like gift tags and bows and put things in cute boxes with the prettiest tissue paper!

Anyway, enough skipping along memory lane. Here’s to it. If you love wrapping as much as I do, there’s an endless amount of holiday papers and tags and ornaments and cards and ribbons and tape (and I could go on) out there, but here are a few that I found super cute!


1. Kraft brown gift tags
2. Merry Christmas gift tags
3. Holiday glitter clothes pins
4. B&W Christmas tree wrapping paper
5. Chalk art lettering wrapping sheets
6. Candy cane colored gift wrapping set (also comes in gingerbread color)
7. Wreath wooden stamp
8. Bear woodland gift tags
9. Ivory and silver bells wrap kit

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And of course, I there’s so much more that I love that I have not displayed here. Here are a few other favorites of mine:
Red polka dot kraft bags
North pole special delivery postmark wooden stamp
Red glitter gift tags
Burlap gift bags
Christmas tissue tassel garland
Green glitter tape
Under the mistletoe holiday card
Whimsical Christmas calligraphy wrapping paper

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Verily Mag, DIY gift wrapping, printable gift tags, holiday tags, Christmas 2014

Also, if you haven’t already seen it, I created these free + printable gift tags over on Verily Magazine! Go have a look and download a sheet or two if you’re looking for a last minute gift tag for your all your beautifully wrapped presents!


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Whoa, and there’s more! Be sure to check out Day 16 of 24 Merry Days over on The Wonder Forest blog! Dana is giving away something really exciting today so be sure to enter!

And if you missed yesterday’s giveaway, be sure to check out Justina Blakeney’s blog and/or the 24 Merry Days website to keep up with all the giveaways that are going down! I guarantee you don’t want to miss a single day!!

And psssstt…be sure to check back here tomorrow because I have some suuuuper exciting news to share!!

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Holiday gift guide 2014 // Shop small businesses

December 15, 2014

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Soooo, um…is it too late for a holiday gift guide??? If you know me by now, you know that I’m kind of a procrastinator…and always late to the party…(I still have to send out holiday gifts and cards!!) But also, if you’re anything like me, this is an awesome gift guide for those that you love…possibly including yourself – as a treat yo’self holiday gift perhaps? Ok, whoops…it’s a season of giving

Anyway, this year, I’m all about shopping small businesses for (myself) and gifts for others! And what’s better this season (besides all the sweet treats) than supporting small and local businesses?! (And I might add, they usually have some of the best things!) I have a great list here full of some wonderfully merry gifts from some of my favorites.

Take a look, shop around, and happy holidays!


1. Hanging planter
2. Cactus print linen tote bag
3. Ceramic bead necklace
4. Wood watch
5. Scales tea towels
6. Suede tab stud earrings
7. Printed canvas backpack
8. Mini hearts throw pillow
9. Cat rings
10. Hand-dyed fold over bag

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Don’t forget to check out today’s 24 Merry Days giveaway! Today, you’ll find a really exciting giveaway over on Justina Blakeney’s blog!
Keep up with all of 24 Merry Days’ giveaways via Facebook or the website – follow along so you don’t miss out on any of it – we’ve got 9 days of crazy amazing giveaways left!

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Minted for Holiday cards and gifts

December 11, 2014

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Have you guys sent your holiday cards yet?? Every year I tell myself that I’ll send it early, but then every year, December seems to sneak up on me and the next thing I know, it’s Christmas! (and my would-have-been Christmas cards become Happy New Year cards)…anyway, if you happen to be looking for a place to get custom cards, I love referring clients, family, friends, peeps to Minted. They have such an incredibly beautiful collection of non-photo and photo (add a family pic!) cards and I love that they celebrate independent artists and designers. This year is extra exciting, because I find that Minted can become that one-stop-shop for finding gifts for all your friends + family members.

Besides the custom cards, I found myself spending a lot of time in their Art Marketplace and have picked out a few framed prints to send as gifts! They have some beautiful limited edition art available in small to large prints, with or without a selection of different frames! Also, I’m kind of really excited about their gold foil prints! I guarantee that you’ll find something you’ll want to add to your own gallery wall or send as gifts. Here are a few of my favorites!


>> Minted Holiday Cards

>> Minted Art Prints

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Holiday card favorites: O Holy Night . Love and Joy . Peace Angel . Merry Christmas Offset . Cheers

Art print favorites: Studs and Gems gold foil . Pineapple . Hexagon with Dots watercolor . Horoscope gold foil and watercolor . Most Wonderful Time gold foil . Bold Leaves

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