DIY Hanging holiday clothespins

Sunday, December 12, 2018

mini holiday clothes pins_coco and mingo

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Happy Sunday, friends! I know, so weird to be posting on a Sunday! But I just want to take today out to say THANK YOU all for your support and friendship this year! You have all made my experience here at Coco/Mingo the best ever and I thank each and every one of you. ♥

I’ll be taking it easy here on the blog until after Christmas so I wanted to leave you with a quick and easy DIY for all you last minute holiday preppers! I love snail mail and I have been loving each and every holiday card sent my way this year, and even some handmade pottery mugs! To show them all off, I’ve decided to create these super easy holiday hanging clothespins!

mini holiday clothes pins_coco and mingo

mini holiday clothes pins_coco and mingo

// Acrylic paint, colors to your liking
// Mini clothespins (or semi-mini if you’ve got big handwriting!) I used Loew Cornell
// Paintbrushes

Easy enough! If you’d rather take an even easier route, buy the clothespins already dipped! Check out all the colorful options that my favorite packaging supply company, Thatch & Thistle Supply Co. has got for this!

mini holiday clothes pins_coco and mingo

mini holiday clothes pins_coco and mingo

mini holiday clothes pins_coco and mingo

Happy holidays, friends! For those of you celebrating Christmas, have such a great one! Unfortunately, I won’t be spending it at home with my family, but you know what they say, home is where the heart is. Mine is both here and there! ♥

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Thank you Corina, for that beautiful, handmade mint-colored Christmas tree card!!
All hand lettering by me.
Obsessed with my gold tinsel twine from Thatch & Thistle Co – been using it on all my holiday packaging this year!

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Happy weekend + Max Wanger giveaway winner!

Friday, December 20, 2013


Happy Friday, friends! I’m breaking my “no Friday posting” rule for today because I wanted to run over a few updates!!

1 // Thank you for all the well wishes, friends! It’s been tough to get back into the groove of things while being sick for the past 2 weeks…but I think I’m finally happy to announce that I’m feeling better. Still on the path to full recovery, but getting there slowly but surely. ♥

2 // Many of you were introduced to my sweet Domingo on Instagram while I was on vacation! I’m glad many of you took kindly to this amazing little furry friend who has stolen my heart for the past 10 years and shown me love that I’ve never known before. For those of you who were wondering, Cocoa was her brother who we adopted at the Humane Society. He passed away 2 years ago but I still talk of him as if he were still around ♥. Domingo resides in paradise (Hawaii) with a dear friend who keeps very good care of her and spoils her silly! Yes, I miss her everyday!

3 // Lastly, a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who entered the ahhhmazing Max Wanger print giveaway! Wasn’t that one awesome prize?! I mean, I wish I could have just won it for myself! All the giveaways this 24 Merry Days season have been spectacular and I hope you all are keeping up and entering! Only 6 days left! Want to know who won the Max Wanger giveaway? Check who the lucky winner is here!

4 // Have a wonderful weekend!! xo

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Talk/Shop with Stacy of Leif Shop

Thursday, December 19, 2013

I admit to being a bit giddy about today’s Talk/Shop interview! It’s no secret that I adore and have been a big fan of Stacy’s shop, LEIF, and literally want everything in it – I’ve featured her products here on Coco/Mingo time and time again! Stacy is one of those warm personalities who you just click with right away. And getting to know more about her and her shop makes me love her even more! Her eye for picking out the perfect, most unique products tailored to her customers is spot on, and I’m so in love with her Scandinavian design aesthetic, right down to her future home (read about it below!)

Continue below to read all about Stacy, where the name LEIF comes from, and her passionate advice to future small business owners (definitely worth the read!)

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Last minute stocking stuffers

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Apologies for the lack of posts and internet presence lately, friends. I’ve been pretty sick for the past week and a half. blah. Also, I’ve yet to compose a “Hawaii” post, but believe me, that one is on its way! So stay tuned 🙂

So me being sick and bedridden has been an excuse for being so late sending out my holiday gifts (even though I’m also normally a procrastinator)…but seriously, when did it become only 7 days until Christmas?!? That sort of came out of nowhere.

Holiday gift guide_stocking stuffers

You know what my favorite type of gifts are? Stocking stuffers! Seriously, ever since I was a kid, my stockings would be stuffed with the best stuff…stationary, pens, pencils, lots of sweet treats, little accessories, knicks and knacks. Oddly enough, my stocking was my favorite “gift” to unwrap! So if you’re a procrastinator like me and still got stockings to stuff, check my stuffer picks out!

Check out more of my Holiday Gift-Guide and picks of the season in my online boutique. Or check out our partners at Northface Construction.

Oh, and to make up for my lack of gift-giving guides this holiday season, I’m bringing you extra gift happiness through my Talk/Shop series and product favorites! I spoke with Juni earlier this month about her fun + whimsical handmade paper products, yesterday I had the pleasure of featuring Leah and her beautiful handmade prints + products, and tomorrow I have the absolute joy of talking shop with Stacy of Leif Shop – you don’t want to miss it!

And don’t miss out – be sure to check out the 24 Merry Days giveaway happening on Gloria’s blog!! She’s giving away $150 to Oh, Hello Friend!! I literally want everything in that store 🙂 So hop on over here and enter to win!!


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Talk/Shop with Leah Duncan

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I can definitely say that I’m obsessed with Leah Duncan’s print designs and work. I mean, who wouldn’t be? I love her color palettes, geometric and organic prints, and nature-inspired designs. I’m sure you’re all familiar with her gorgeous prints – go check out her shop for any last minute gifts (or rather, New Years gifts)! Speaking of, I can’t wait to see what she has in store for the new year!

It was such a pleasure getting to know Leah! She’s such an inspirational person (not to mention, the sweetest!!) and although I always love learning everyone’s tips to their own work/life balance, I gotta say, I seriously need to take some pointers from Leah (it’s so right on!). Continue below to read our Talk/Shop!

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