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Giveaway: Studio Haikje $100 Gift Cards

Today is our final day of giveaways on decor8 for #12daysofgiveaways. I can’t believe it! And we are going out with a bang because I have not one, not two, but THREE giveaways for you today. First up, I have some wall and window stickers from Dutch brand Studio Haikje and love them so when Haikje asked to be part of my giveaways on decor8 I said yes right away! I have Aidan’s name on his door and on his bookcase, a little bunny, all made by Haikje. I also have some of the white window films. Do you remember when we toured the home of the owner and stylist, Haikje Verberk, here on decor8?

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Here’s how to enter:

  • Visit Studio Haikje and find the items that you’d like to spend your $100 voucher on.
  • Return to this post and tell us what your wish list is and why.
  • Visit the Studio Haikje Facebook page and also post there what you would like from her shop if you win and use hashtag #decor8 #12daysofgiveaways in your post on her wall. Also LIKE her page if you really do like her things and want to follow her, of course.

THAT’S IT!

You must be 18 years old or older to enter this giveaway. Winner receives one $100 gift voucher to be used one time only. No exchanges or special requests. You may enter once daily until December 15th. Our two winners will be chosen on December 16th and announced on December 17th on decor8 and contacted via email, so please use a valid email when you comment below but do not put your email address in the comment – use the appropriate boxes please. This contest is open to readers worldwide. You need to complete at least 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.

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Thank you Studio Haikje, and good luck to all of you!

(images: Studio Haikje)

Posted in contests on December 12, 2014

Giveaway: Caslon&Co £100 Gift Vouchers

Today’s last giveaway for#12daysofgiveaways is from another small biz, this time Caslon&Co in the UK with modern home accessories sporting graphic patterns created with antique wooden print blocks and a vintage printing press. I really like (and need!) door stops and it’s so hard to find good ones, but Caslon&Co just-so-happens to carry a few in this very graphic waves pattern in black and white that I like. Two winners will each win a £100 gift voucher to choose whatever you’d like from this online shop and, like all of our giveaways, shipping is free.
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Here’s how to enter:

  • Visit Caslon&Co and find the items that you’d like to spend your £100 ($157 value) voucher on.
  • Come back to this post and tell us what your wish list is and why.

THAT’S IT!
You must be 18 years old or older to enter this giveaway. Winner receives one £100 gift voucher code for use one time only. No exchanges or special requests. You may enter once daily until December 15th. Our two winners will be chosen on December 16th and announced on December 17th on decor8 and contacted via email, so please use a valid email when you comment below but do not put your email address in the comment – use the appropriate boxes please. This contest is open to readers worldwide. You need to complete at least 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.

#12daysofgiveaways

Thank you Caslon&Co, and good luck to all of you!

(images: Caslon&Co)

Posted in contests on December 11, 2014

Giveaway: Micush $100 Gift Cards

Today and tomorrow are our final days of #12daysofgiveaways on decor8. So sad to say goodbye but SO HAPPY to soon give out all of the prizes to our lucky winners. This giveaway is for two of you to each win a $100 gift card to the Micush etsy shop. I love her patterns and just had to include this small biz owner all the way in Tel Aviv. Check out her great things, I’m so in love with the notebooks! Her illustrations are so sweet and she carries such a nice assortment of things from phone cases to postcards, notebooks, prints, wooden brooches, melamine trays and cushions. Also, for those who don’t win this contest, you can get 15% off of your order between now and December 31st by entering code HOLIDAYS2014 when you check out.

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Here’s how to enter:

  • Go to the Micush Facebook page and if you like her products, follow/like her page if you want to.
  • Visit her etsy shop and find the items you’d like to spend your $100 gift card on.
  • Come back to this post and tell us what your wish list is from her shop and why.

THAT’S IT!
You must be 18 years old or older to enter this giveaway. Winner receives $100 worth of product to be used one time only. No exchanges or special requests. You may enter once daily until December 15th. Our two winners will be chosen on December 16th and announced on December 17th on decor8 and contacted via email, so please use a valid email when you comment below but do not put your email address in the comment – use the appropriate boxes please. This contest is open to readers worldwide. You need to complete at least 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.

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Thank you Micush, and good luck to all of you!

(images: micush)

Posted in contests on December 11, 2014

15 Holiday Hostess Gifts From Zazzle

I’m really excited to share my 15 favorite gifts from Zazzle because I’ve recently fallen in love with this site. It’s bananas, it’s just tops! I’ve now managed to turn most of my friends onto it and they are ordering and experimenting with putting their designs and photos on products too. And for the holidays, it’s a great place to shop, especially if you are looking for the perfect gift for a host or hostess since so many of us are invited to lots of soirées this time of year. You can shop Zazzle anytime of the year though whether you need some goodies for yourself or dear friends. Zazzle is the place to go!

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When I first came across the site I didn’t know what to think – there was so much and I didn’t “get” that everything could be personalized and I do mean everything. But then I placed an order (I live in Germany and got everything within 3-4 days!) and fell in love with my loot – I ordered cards and address labels, a blanket for Aidan, a custom poster for his room, etc.

Then Zazzle was nice enough to send me some products of my choice from their site to test so I’m sharing those in addition to some of my loot below. I tell ya, because you can personalize gifts on Zazzle, you can totally impress your friends with this stuff. It’s so much more thoughtful than to just throw whatever from some big store into a gift bag at the last minute, right? You can put your own graphic designs on things, photos, you name it. If you’re a graphic designer or take decent photos, this is a dream come true. I am already dreaming up some ideas!

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1/ Custom Merry + Bright cards, signature matte, 5×7 2/Envelopes 5×7, in Caspian 3/ Forest return address labels. I am in love with my non-holiday cards this year. With so many being of different faiths, or none at all, I like to just send notes at the end of the year to send my love and greetings from my heart. These are perfect and such great quality. You can add images to the flip side, but I just kept mine in standard solid yellow because it’s cheery and I can write a message there.

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4/ Panda pattern pillow, lumbar 13×21, grade A cotton in mint (D9ebdd) 5/ Cute Dots throw pillow in black and white, 16×16, grade A cotton with zipper 6/ Mustache little man baby blanket 7/ Modern Navy Blue Peach Watercolor Block Stripes Fleece Blanket 50X60. I definitely know my way around any home product or store and therefore, I know quality (or not) when I see it.

The mustache blanket for baby is really good – thin but strong – and very black and very crisp white which I love. Aidan loves it! The watercolor blanket is super cozy for watching French films (I’m a junkie!) on cold nights. The two throw pillows are just gorgeous – the colors, the fabric, really great for the price. The dots will go in my work studio and the pandas in Aidan’s nursery on his black Eames rocker.

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10″ diameter Melamine plates: 8/ Light as a Feather 9/ Pink Lemonade 10/ Paradise Floral 11/ Cat Lady  – I am a total fangirl of melamine now since having a child because I know these will become our dinnerware of choice for the first several years – so my little boy gets the cats because he gets super excited over anything black and white right now due to his age, he is so attracted to very graphic patterns.

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12/ Sturdy iPhone 6 plus case in gold dots, tough. I tested it by doing what I do best, dropping my phone a thousand times. Yup, the phone still works.

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13 / Merry & Bright cheeseboard, Ventana with black handles. I can’t wait to use this, I know I’m an adult but I’ve never owned a cheeseboard like this with actual tools in my whole life!

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14/ There is always room for more cake tea towels – and they are those great waffled-cotton kind. So pretty. 15/ OMG Cake baking pan with lid. Could this get more cute (or accurate)? I can’t wait to bake a cake to take to the next ladies club meet-up in my city. They all speak English and will totally get this expression, most of my German friends wouldn’t understand.

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I’ve photographed everything above a bit more moody because we have zero natural light today, it’s very stormy, plus I reasoned that Zazzle has everything on their site true-to-color and professionally shot so why do over what they’ve so expertly done? I thought instead to share my own creative touch and since product shots can be boring why not add a filter and have some fun! But please note, some of the colors you see above are not exactly as they are on the site, so just look at the product on Zazzle for the true-to-life tones.

Also, when ordering pillows I highly suggest buying the best grade fabric you can afford like mine above. I also must add that the Zazzle pillows include zippers which was a big bonus for me because you can put in your own goose down inserts if you want squishier pillows though I really like the Zazzle inserts because they weren’t overstuffed so the pillow still had some squishiness to it. And with zippered cases, you can easily toss them in the wash. When it comes to ordering the best quality you can afford, the same goes for paper products, always order the best. Paper and fabric are the two materials that you just can’t mess with because they are so tactile and when it comes to paper, you want it to feel good in your hands and with fabrics, you want something like a pillow to feel nice against your face when you are watching a film on the sofa.

Have you entered the Zazzle giveaway yet? You have until the 12th to enter HERE.

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Zazzle.com. All content and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to earn a living doing what I love.

(images: holly becker for zazzle)

Posted in shopping on December 10, 2014

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