Category Archives: Holidays

Giveaway // Everything Golden

everything golden + a thousand threads // dream shop collective giveaway
Well hi there!! I’m excited to be popping in today with a special surprise — but also with a PROMISE that I’ll be back soon with a very big and looooooong overdue update.

In the meantime, the special surprise! This year I’ve partnered (speaking of that update… can we just talk for a second about pregnancy brain? I just wrote parnerted and patenred and every other option before I finally got around to the correct spelling… yeesh! but back to the point…) with the most ah-mazing group of women for the Dream Shop Collective, a collective of like-minded shops offering 9 giveaways, hosted by 9 blogs over 18 days.

All of the shops are independently owned and primarily run by women who pour their heart and soul into what they do, with a focus on handmade, well-made and vintage… and I’m just obsessed with the shop I get to introduce you all to. Everything Golden speaks my language, with an ethos steeped in the belief that style runs much deeper than a visual quality – it comes from history and creative process.

And basically everything they carry has found its way onto my Christmas list…

everything golden + a thousand threads // dream shop collective giveaway
So here’s the deal — we’re giving away all of the wonderful things in the top photo above.

1. Vintage Wood and Brass Beads $22
2. Handmade Ring Dish $38
3. Handmade Brass Jacket Earrings $68
4. Hand Painted Pouch $38
5. Palo Santo Incense Sticks $8

A total value of $174!!

So quick, enter the giveaway below! And be sure to visit the Dream Shop Collective website to check out all of our amazing shops and giveaways. As an extra special treat, each will be offering 10% off this holiday season using the coupon code “DREAMSHOPCOLLECTIVE.”

Click here to view this promotion.

Giveaways are open to US participants only.

Gifts will be shipped within one week from the closing date of the giveaway and shipped by the applicable shop.

This giveaway starts on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 08:00 AM EST and ends on Monday, December 7 at 08:00 AM EST.

Shop this post: Hand Knit Chunky Forest Hat //Handmade Tribal Purse // Found Botanical Sake Cups // Handmade River Rock and Jade Necklace

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52 dates // 50

tree hunting // a thousand threads
The date // Ghost town tree hunting.

In any regular year, we’d already have our tree. We’d have taken Austin to the tree farm weeks ago to fight over saws and carts with the other local families while waiting to pick the perfect tree from many perfect trees.

But then, this hasn’t been such a regular year… and somehow, like most things, our tree hunting experience came to represent our lives as they are now, and not so much as they were…

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24 Merry Days giveaway with Lint and Honey!

24 merry days // a thousand threads24 merry days // lint and honey giveaway
I’m so excited to announce that the day is here! Our day, that is, to count down to Christmas with 24 Merry Days. And I’m especially excited about the gift we have to give away — a $200 gift card to Lint and Honey!

If you’re anything like me, you’re already making a list of the many gorgeous things you want from their shop: this adorable busy bee print, for example. Or those aprons up above. Maybe a set of these pretty pillows?

So what are you waiting for? Enter to win it all below!

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This giveaway is open to folks in the US and Canada, and you must be over 18 years old to participate. We have lots of fun giveaways going on though — and some are open worldwide — so be sure to check them all out!

And follow along (only a few days left!) on the 24 Merry Days website or Facebook page. You won’t want to miss what we have coming up next.

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24 Merry Days

24 merry days // a thousand threads
The holidays are officially here. And that means tons of good food, gatherings, and of course, the return of 24 Merry Days!

We have 24 days to count down to Christmas, so 24 amazing bloggy ladies will be teaming up again this year to offer a giveaway on each and every day.

We’re so honored to be a part of this little holiday tradition, and this year you guys… it’s so good.

We have a Madsen Cycles cargo bike; TWO Loeffler Randall bags; a Drop Scale complete with an iPad Mini; West Elm, Anthropologie, and Lint & Honey gift cards; and even a Smeg fridge to give away!

So be sure to check back each day to see what’s up for grabs. You can follow along on the 24 Merry Days website and facebook page, both of which are looking super sexy thanks to Gloria’s beautiful work — or you can check back right here for a link to the latest! Just look for a graphic like the one below.

And speaking of the latest… we get to kick off the party today! Just click on the graphic below to take to to today’s giveaway on The Sweetest Occasion — believe me, you won’t want to miss it!

24 merry days // a thousand threads

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Happy 4th!

happy 4th of july // a thousand threads
Hope you have an amazing long weekend. Light a sparkler for me!

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Summer is here! // $100 Anthropologie giveaway

summer giveaway // a thousand threads
Living on the east coast has definitely changed my perspective on a few things: public transportation, the meaning of the words ‘custard’ and ‘barbeque,’ and maybe most of all, Memorial Day.

Sure, it’s a big deal everywhere, but on the east coast Memorial Day weekend isn’t just the beginning of summer — it’s the beginning of pool season. Sometimes it’s been hot for months, but no matter, the pools stay closed. After all, it’s still spring – even if it is 95 degrees. And partly for this reason, because we have such staunch cut-off dates, summer never seems to last long enough… which makes it, and our short pool season, even more special.

So this year, because I’m so excited about so many things, I thought we should celebrate the beginning of summer – and more importantly, pool season – with a little giveaway!

Because now that we’re all allowed to get in the water, naturally we need a new bathing suit to mark the occasion.

Of course you can spend the money on anything you like. Maybe you live somewhere where you feel slightly less like a slave to the seasons… I bet it’s glorious. In that case you can buy yourself a pretty dress or a lovely new pair of sunglasses, or maybe even something for your home. The options here are endless.

So enter now using the Rafflecopter below, there are lots of chances to win! The contest will end next Thursday at 11:59pm and we’ll announce the winner the next day.

Good luck, and happy summer! I’ll see you at the pool.

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Unfortunately this contest is open to US residents only, I’m sorry if that leaves you out!

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Brands that give back // Minted + Every Mother Counts

minted + every mother counts // a thousand threads
Mother’s Day is almost here, and in honor of both our own mothers and many more mothers out there in need, I’m excited to announce a special promotion.

Minted — I think you may have heard of them? But just in case. — already gives 2 percent of all of its art print sales to Every Mother Counts, an organization that makes sure pregnant women in struggling countries receive the healthcare they need. The partnership is an amazing and admirable one that they announced at Alt 2014.

For this Mother’s Day, though, Minted has agreed to give 20 percent of all art print sales between now and April 28th straight to the charity, just as long as you use the code 1000THREADSEMC.

It’s a special promotion that I’m proud to offer, and a great opportunity to give a little back to a good cause. Plus, I bet your mom would love an art print.

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DIY silk tie dyed Easter eggs

diy silk dyed easter eggs // a thousand threads
I’ve always had a little bit of an obsession with untraditional Easter eggs. Drawn on, painted on, glittered and taped… whatever you can think of, I’m usually down. As a kid, I spent every April with a big ball of wax and what looked like a chemistry kit — I had the coolest Ukrainian eggs on the block.

(Insert jealous oohs and ahhs here.)

This year I thought about pulling out the kit, strutting my fancy stuff for the family (I know they would’ve died of excitement) but then I started wondering… what else is out there in the world of eggs? What if there’s something super cool I haven’t tried? Something I haven’t even heard of!

And — much to my delight — the answer was yes. There was something cool I hadn’t even heard of.

As it turns out, you can die eggs with nothing more than a silk tie and a big pot of water. (Okay you need like two more things, but my mind is blown.) It’s easy, they look great — and if you’re doing it with kids, they’ll love that they get to unwrap the finished eggs like a present.

There’s also a slight chance that this project might afford you an excuse to do a little thrifting.

What I’m saying is that I can see absolutely zero reason not to drop everything and do this right now.

Okay well maybe you need the instructions first… (but then really, thrifting… go.)

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Happy Valentines Day!

valentines link love // a thousand threads
Whether you’re spending it with your significant other or your very best friends, I hope you all have a beautiful day!

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Eye these gorgeous shots of Peru — now and forever, the most romantic place in the world.

Buy one of these gorgeous, cozy scarves to keep warm in the cold.

Make a thoughtful surprise for your love (how amazing would it be to come home to one of these?).

Bake these tiny, heart-shaped hand pies for a special treat.

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Are you as excited for the next season of Game of Thrones as I am?

This Jimmy Kimmel sketch is brilliant.

Seven simple ways to spruce up your brand this year.

These bacon roses are kind of amazing.

Best comeback ever.

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Valentines Day Giveaway // Datevitation

datevitation giveaway / a thousand threads
Want to give a really fun gift this Valentines — how cute would it be to give a date coupon book? I remember making things like this as a kid, but Datevitation takes them to a whole new level with adorable cartoons, gorgeous designs, and perfect packaging. This isn’t your standard coupon book from the internet.

Plus — and this I really love — Datevitation is a family business run by a husband-wife team. You can get to know Alex and Olga on the Datevitation blog, where they have tons of video guides with date ideas and romantic gestures.   You can even watch Alex propose in a video they posted on Youtube as a Save The Date!

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