Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

December 13, 2012

Lots of you have been asking what exactly was inside of the goody bags that we stuffed for our students at #bywstudio and so I thought to do a round-up showing all of the loot from our wonderful sponsors. Please click on the links below to see the websites behind each company as they are all such interesting and fantastic spots to find beautiful things for the holidays and any time of the year, really. Ready to see what our students received?

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

Chronicle Books in San Francisco gave us journals to write in – so pretty, thank you Chronicle!

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

As mentioned previously in this post, Alphabet Bags gave us all amazing totes and pouches.

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

Rice gave everyone handmade animal brooches that we used to decorate the bags from Alphabet Bags. The ribbon on the bags was from our other sponsor, House Doctor via their German agent, Tinna Pedersen.

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

Then, Charlotte from Rice sent us a box filled with animal pencils, but that’s not all…

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

Rice also donated journals with glittery covers – bling bling

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

And Rice gave our students handmade bracelets and necklaces (necklaces not shown).

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

I reached into my own pocket and ordered 17 copies of Decorate Workshop from Amazon and signed each copy for my students, placing it in their bags. It made me happy to see how much they loved it!

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

Wednesday Paper Works sponsored notepads because every blogger needs a to do list!

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

Rosa Cosa (I love this online shop!) donated packs of straws since so many bloggers love using them in food photography and blue with pink neon bags (seen here).

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

Kusmi tea gave everyone tins of Love tea… And we were definitely feeling the love this weekend!

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

These adorable German tickets (for fun!) came from our sponsor, Feine Billetterie. These are cute for laying on a table during a party or pinning to mood boards.

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

Ferm Living sponsored us too – they gave everyone wooden clips.

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

Ferm Living also provided napkins so we used their Mr. and Mrs. napkins (shown here) when we ate. So cute!

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

Bertine gave everyone a porcelain star, “You Are My Star”, which is exactly how we felt about each student in our class. They were all total ROCK STARS. xo

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

Publisher Pitasche Moustache gave everyone a copy of Nine Stories About Love written by Giovanna Zoboli with illustrations by blogger Ana Ventura. I wanted to have a book that had its roots in blogging and I’ve known Ana for many years as a fellow blogger. I think it’s encouraging for bloggers to see what potential there is to extend beyond our blogs to take part in exciting projects.

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

Mein Cupcake gave everyone Christmas-themed masking tape. Who doesn’t love decorative tape? My favorite was the white tape with the black and neon pink stars. I saved a roll for my ever-growing collection of tapes!

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

Lisa Nieschlag from Lizza West gave us pretty postcards for the goody bags, thank you Lisa! You are the best!

Blogging Your Way Studio: Goody Bag Loot Roundup

To decorate the studio rooms and the student bags, House Doctor was so generous in giving us paper snowflakes, napkins and ribbons. We loved them! It was so fun to use them to decorate the windows in the studio and the tables and bags. I think the paper snowflakes brought the real deal though because it snowed this weekend and so the windows looked particularly divine with paper snowflakes inside and icy snow falling outdoors. Magical, especially with the candles flickering in the windows. It was such a cozy blogger retreat!

I am so pleased that our sponsors came through for us to make this weekend memorable and gorgeous for both Steffi and I and most importantly, our students. We really wanted to make our goody bags special – mission accomplished! If you missed the video from our class, click here to view it, it’s so sweet because you can see in the beginning how everyone is so thrilled opening their bags to see all of the things that I’ve shown you in this post. You can clearly feel the love and positivity – the magic just radiated from our studio in Hannover all weekend — I think hearts and rainbows were above and all around my home! It was incredible.

I love teaching and want to keep hosting workshops and encouraging and connecting people for years to come, and I have to thank my sponsors for making it easier for me to be generous through their gorgeous donations in the form of pretty products that bloggers love to use. So thank you all, dear sponsors, for your BIG giving hearts.

(images: holly becker for decor8)


  • Reply Magda December 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    As a participant of this workshop I have to admit that the goody bags were AMAZING! So many nice, useful things that will remind me of the great time we had together. And the book, Decorate Workshop, is so gorgeous, that I cannot stop looking at it, reading it and…smelling it (yes yes, I DO smell new books :)

    Big thanks to the sponsors and Holly and Steffi for arranging it beautifully on the day of our arrival at Holly’s studio.

  • Reply I AM TURQUOISE December 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    ahh cute stuff! especially the notepads!

  • Reply Esther December 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I know it’s not polite to say you’re jealous, but heck here it is… I am jealous ;-) Such amazing goodies!! Wow!!

  • Reply Chloe Moon December 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Wow…Just Wow…What a prize to take your shop and receive this amazing goodie bag!! I have to check out Rice…I think that’s my favorite shop out of the list! =)

    Ergo – Blog

  • Reply samantha December 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    looked like a fun day, lovely video too.

  • Reply Chrystina December 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    This is such an incredible bag of goodies!! Either you guys are going to need to come to the US to host some classes, or I’m going to have to get my butt over to Germany.

  • Reply Mandy December 13, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Where are the little white and neon pink bowls from?

    • Reply decor8 December 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      @mandy – rosa Cosa

  • Reply Vero Palazzo December 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Such amazing things! I would love to join one of your workshops… and would be more than happy with 10% of that bag full of beautiful things!

  • Reply Shilpa Nair December 14, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Hello Holly!! I am so inspired by the video (of blogging your way studio) I saw. I miss each of those great moment. And I don’t know when will I be honored to meet you in person, like in these sessions.
    I regularly receive your blog updates via email. But still wanted to have more of your presence in my inspiration, so just ordered Decorate Workshop book (I know I am late for that act). I will receive the great book on 17th Dec. And I am on my toes, with full eagerness to have the book on my hand.
    Your each idea and suggestions are valuable to me. Thank you for being a part of my life and inspiration in such a wonderful way.
    And I am equally glad to meet all the members who have attended the studio. I have gone through each one of your blog and amazed to see the creativity and thoughtfulness each one of you holds.
    Wishing to meet you all, by flying away from India someday. :)
    Have a great day and year ahead.

  • Reply Silkie December 14, 2012 at 11:14 am

    So much gorgeous colour and pattern, what a delight,like an early Christmas Stocking! Loved your little video too.

  • Reply Sravya December 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Wow !!!! Awesome goody collection for the Christmas. Like it.

  • Reply Louise of 30s Magazine December 16, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I’m still in awe over these goody bags. Last night I had my birthday party and showed my girlfriends the content and they were all jealous. This is hands down the best goody bag I ever got. Thank you again for arranging that for us.

  • Reply fenny setiawan December 17, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Lovely sponsors, I adore them all. SO lucky students. You are the best.

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