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Stunning Suite One Studio Ceramics

Oh my goodness when I saw these ceramics my heart exploded. So pretty. They are by fellow southerner Lindsay Emery at Suite One Studio and I’m in love. This tableware designer and ceramicist definitely does what she has set out to do – make mealtimes more beautiful.

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That stack of bowls are just gorgeous and the ring dishes in watercolor-y blues and pinks – oh my! These ceramics make me so happy – everyone buy them for the holidays and support small biz! :)

EDIT: 12/6 – I awoke this morning to feed my baby, checked twitter, and found a stream of angry tweets by a blogger I’ve never heard from personally claiming I stole her images for this post. It was heart breaking as I work hard to credit all featured here and bring only happiness and hopefully traffic, to other bloggers. Instead of telling me, she took it to Twitter and told everyone else. As a result, some photos that were in this post have been removed. My apologies to the offended blogger but my goal was only to share something that touched my heart and made me happy. Have a nice weekend everyone. xo

(ceramics photos: suite one studio)

Posted in ceramics on December 05, 2014

Giveaway: SKINNY LAMINX – 2 Winners, $100 Gift Cards Each!

12/14 Giveaway Closed. Winners Shown At The Bottom Of This Post. Hello and happy Friday everyone! It’s time for two giveaways for our #12daysofgiveaways. YES TWO. And each will have two winners. This one is from a favorite textile designer of mine from South Africa and her name is Heather Moore of Skinny laMinx. Have you heard of her? You most likely have if you’re a regular in blogland since she definitely makes her rounds in the blogosphere. I have a total crush on her cushions, in fact I’m a little jealous that two of you have the chance to win stuff from Heather because a few of her cushions are on my wish list for my new studio space. You lucky ducks!

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Here’s how to enter:

  • Go to Skinny laMinx and find a few things that make your heart sing and add her shop to your faves on Etsy IF you want to/like it/etc. She’d love the support!
  • Comment below with your choices
  • Go to the decor8 Facebook page and post on my timeline with this message, “I entered to win $100 worth of goodies from Skinny laMinx on decor8 today! http://wp.me/po210-3eS #12daysofgiveaways”

THAT’S IT!

You can enter as many times as you like but only ONCE per day. Our two winners will be each be chosen on December 12th and announced on December 13th here on decor8 and contacted via email, so please use a valid email when you comment below. This contest is open to all readers WORLDWIDE. You need to complete ALL steps above in order to qualify. You can enter some or all of the giveaways during the #12daysofgiveaways, no limit – except that you can only enter each giveaway once daily. That’s all! Easy!

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Thank you Skinny laMinx for being so generous to us all! And good luck to all of you!

12/14 Giveaway Closed. Winners Are: #49 (Ida) #192 (Debra)

(images: Skinny laMinx)

Posted in contests on December 05, 2014

Giveaway: SIISO – 2 Winners, $100 Gift Cards Each!

12/14 Giveaway Closed. Winners Shown At The Bottom Of This Post. Today I have TWO giveaways for you as part of our #12daysofgiveaways on decor8 running from December 1-12. This has been an amazing experience for me to run so many in one shot and I hope you’ve been having fun as much as I have enjoyed hosting these great opps to win fantastic goodies. This giveaway is for all of the art lovers in the house. You can win a $100 gift card to the Siiso shop on Etsy. Awesome! Check out her lovely work below.

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Yangyang graduated from the Sichuan Fine Art Institute in China with a BFA (1998) and MFA (2002). She then became an instructor in this renowned art school before immigrating to Toronto in 2006. She is currently working as a painter and artist in Markham, ON, Canada.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Go to etsy.com/shop/siiso and find a print of a painting that you’d love to have
    Tell us what you like about the painting and where you would put it in your home
    OPTIONAL: You can tweet “I entered to win $100 worth of goodies from Siiso on @decor8 today! http://wp.me/po210-3eQ #12daysofgiveaways

THAT’S IT!

You can enter as many times as you like but only ONCE per day. Our two winners will be each be chosen on December 12th and announced on December 13th here on decor8 and contacted via email, so please use a valid email when you comment below. This contest is open to all readers WORLDWIDE. You need to complete the first two steps above in order to qualify. You can enter some or all of the giveaways during the #12daysofgiveaways, no limit – except that you can only enter each giveaway once daily. That’s all! Easy!

#12daysofgiveaways

Thank you Yangyang for being so generous to us all! And good luck to all of you!

12/14 Giveaway Closed. Winners Are: #14 (FrauSchmitt) #39 (Inge)

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Posted in contests on December 04, 2014

Food In Motion: Cranberry Chocolate Scones Recipe

Hi, it’s Liz here with a new episode of our “Food in Motion” video series. I’m sure there’re lots of moms out there reading this. Do you also ask yourself sometimes: when did my kid grow up? Where has the time gone? Yes, I do realize when the pants are too short and the bed gets too small. But in everyday life I’m so wrapped up in chores and the hum of everyday that sometimes I forget what a miracle our kids are. And then something happens, a key moment, and you suddenly remember.

Cranberry Chocolate Scones

It happened to me just recently when I asked my daughter to help me with this video (below). She has been in lots of videos and always loves it. She was all excited, looked for her apron, got out her little rolling pin, flour and sugar and wanted to start right away. For the last videos we made, I had helped her and we baked side by side, in this one she did everything herself! I only prompted her what to do in which order. She even said “Mommy, just say ‘Camera rolling!’ and then I’ll start.“ She has it all figured out! Editing the video sequences made me amazed and proud. She sparkled when seeing the finished film and was ever so proud that our good friend Taylor wrote and performed a song especially for ‘her’ video. So when we get wrapped up in daily life, let’s try to stop time sometimes and realize how wonderful our kids are.

Video: I dedicated my video to my wonderful daughter. Music by Taylor.

Cranberry Chocolate Scones

2 cups flour
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons butter + some melted butter for brushing
1/2 cup of natural yoghurt
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dark chocolate, chopped
powdered sugar

Heat the oven to 200C/400F. In a bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Rub in the butter. Add the yoghurt and knead. Add cranberries, chocolate and turn the dough on to a floured work surface. Pat or roll the dough in to a approx. 9 inch round. Cut into 8 wedges, brush with melted butter and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 18–20 minutes and dust with powdered sugar.

See you in 2015! – Liz

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Posted in Food In Motion on December 03, 2014

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