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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


Printable recipe book with HP Sprout

printable recipe book // a thousand threads
The rain has been relentless this year, but I still love this part of summer. Everything is in bloom — from the wildflowers on the side of the road to the herbs in our garden — and the fireflies have just begun to appear.

Our first Field + Foundry event took place around this time last year, and even in the middle of the warm summer rain, the evening was magical.

In anticipation of many more magical evenings to come, I’ve been playing with a few new place settings — and even a few fun new gifts using my HP Sprout. The Sprout makes it so easy to scan in a little bit of nature to use in a design — something I’d never be able to create on my own. And the possibilities are endless. Here, I used a little marjoram — one of my favorite herbs — to create a little take-home recipe book for guests.

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Salted chocolate raspberry stout doughnuts with DuClaw

salted chocolate raspberry stout doughnuts // a thousand threads
I’m always a little torn on Valentines Day. Should we celebrate, is it a greeting card holiday, blah, blah, blah.

Any reason to go out for a romantic dinner, though, is one I can’t generally bring myself to be down on… or stay in for a romantic dinner. Or stay in for doughnuts and beer… because let’s just be honest, the gloomiest gloom of winter is upon us and all I really want is doughnuts and beer. (We’ve covered this.)

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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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
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.


Warby Parker winter try-on

warby winter home try-on // a thousand threads
Picking out new glasses is sort of like getting your hair cut… on one hand, you sort of know what looks good.

But then there was that time when you really thought your new do was killing it, and then someone pointed to the party in the back…

Sometimes you just can’t tell.

That’s why I love Warby Parker so much. You can bring 5 pairs home and settle in… live with them for a while before you buy. And if you’re really crazy like me, you can post pictures on the internet and ask your friends for an early critique…

Recently I had the opportunity to partner up with the Warby team on another home try-on, and I’ve been so excited to ask all of you… what do you think?

Is there one pair you like best?

… any mullets in the crowd?

You know there’s no way I could pick them myself.

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Artifact Uprising Giveaway!

artifact uprising // a thousand threads
I feel lucky to live in an era where we can take as many pictures as we want, and keep them filed away without always needing to pay for printing or find another big box (we’d have so many…).

But with that said, there’s nothing like a printed photograph… and these days it’s harder and harder to find a really high-quality option to print.

That’s why I’m in love with Artifact Uprising and everything they do. They’ve been so wonderful in working with us on Field + Foundry, and when they offered to do a giveaway for all of you, of course I jumped at the chance!

Enter after the jump for a chance to win one of these gorgeous postcard packs… I just love the way they make our photos from Europe look, and I can’t wait to order myself another pack for Christmas cards!

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A World Cup Brunch // Liege waffles

liege waffles // a thousand threads
Nothing shuts DC down like the World Cup. (Well okay maybe this, but…)

During the week, day games mean the television moves from C-SPAN to ESPN, happy hours are that much happier (or more depressing, depending on your friends’ teams) and work gets done somewhere in between the cheers and jeers… I think.

But on the weekends, there’s really just one thing that can make the fun of the World Cup even better — and that’s brunch. So this week, to celebrate the World Cup, I teamed up with Bing to provide a little brunch inspiration.

I’m not sure if you’ve already seen it, but Bing has a cool tool to predict the winner of each World Cup game — all you have to do is type “World Cup predictions” into a search. And if you take a look right now, Bing has Belgium winning today before moving on to Sunday’s game with Russia.

So while you tune in to watch their next match, you can celebrate Belgium’s win with a brunch buffet that includes these tasty liege waffles.

Your brunch guests will be so psyched they’ll barely even notice the USA game on later that day.

… okay maybe not. But they will love the waffles regardless of who they’re rooting for, and that’s probably worth it right there.

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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.


Earl Grey tea-infused scones

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earl grey tea-infused scones // a thousand threads
With Easter and Mother’s Day right around the corner, brunch season is officially upon us. And you won’t hear me complain. Any excuse to eat late and drink early is one I’ll take — so brunch is hands down my favorite meal. And scones, to me, are a quintessential brunch food. But these aren’t just your average scones. They’re packed with a hefty dose of Bigelow Tea‘s Earl Grey — enough to leave that pretty speckled evidence behind — and the flavor will blow your guests away. Not to mention the delicate, crispy crustiness that’s just perfect alone (maybe with a little bit of tea on the side?) or as part of a bigger, more elaborate meal.

Bigelow might be a big name, but they’ve remained a family owned, American business, with good quality, dependable tea that stays fresh thanks to Bigelow’s handy foil pouch…

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Planning our trip with Bing Rewards

planning our trip to new orleans // a thousand threads
I do research for a living, so you probably won’t be surprised to learn that when it comes to vacations (and nearly every other new experience) I approach planning with a level of systematic compulsion few are capable of. And once the trip is underway, that doesn’t mean the research ends. One has to wonder how I ever could’ve lived in a pre-smartphone world. But the benefits just keep getting better for obsessive knowledge-seekers like me, because now a girl can find herself the proud owner of a shiny new Sephora gift card just by doing what she was already going to do — by Bing-ing the heck out of each and every little thing she wants to know.

And let me tell you, I made a dent in that gift card on this trip — but it definitely paid off in way more ways than one. My searches led us to amazing meals, places, and answers when we were lost.

Keep reading to hear about some of our absolute favorite new places we found while in New Orleans (and the best shrimp & grits on earth) all while earning Bing Rewards

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