I love that San Francisco has so many awesome small shops. One of my favorites is Little Paper Planes – they curate the best stuff at the spot on Valencia Street. I love supporting local businesses so one of my favorite shopping days is Small Business Saturday. It happens each year between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a great way to give a little boost to your neighborhood economy. This year, small businesses are encouraged to partner up with local Etsy sellers by hosting trunk shows on 11/29. This partnership will give local artisans and designers the chance to share their products in a retail setting and can also provide the shops with more foot traffic and the chance to showcase more diverse products. Every small business who participates will receive a Trunk Show Kit* to assist with the cost of supplies. Little Paper Planes is participating and I can’t wait to see the designers they’ll be featuring! If you’re interested in getting involved, get more information here!
*Merchandise is only available to eligible small businesses through 11:59 P.M. ET on 10/24/2014 or while supplies last. Limit one order per business. Subject to Merchandise Terms. See Merchandise Terms at etsy.me/
Halloween is right around the corner and it is the perfect holiday to give some sweet treats to friends. The Happy Halloween Candy Box Band DIY is simple to make and only requires a few supplies. You can add candy, trinkets, or a small gift inside the box.
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Here are 10 inspiring handmade envelopes. My favorite is #6! It’s much better to find one of these in your mailbox than bills. (PS – Envelope Inspiration No. 1)
1. Vintage Letter | 2. Polka Dot Envelopes | 3. Melon Mail | 4. Confetti Envelope | 5. World Mail Day | 6. Hand Lettered Envelope | 7. Spotty Parcel | 8. Gold Letter | 9. Confetti Letter | 10.Cutout Name Mail
Fall is the best for dressing. We’ve been trying out the Golden Tote service for a while and really love the concept: each month, you can purchase a tote filled with a mix of items you pick and items that the Golden Tote stylists choose for you (based on your style profile.) It’s a great way to try new items and stay out of that I-have-nothing-to-wear rut. Here are some of our favorites for your party-going inspiration: Back Panel Jumpsuit, Nordic Shrug and Rustic Cape. They’re all versatile and perfect for layering in cooler weather. Do you have any fun parties coming up?
Sources: Jumpsuit – Golden Tote | Shrug – Golden Tote | Cape – Golden Tote | Bead Necklace – E. Smith | Eyeball Clutch – Falcon Wright | Red Shoes – Madewell | White Blouse – Everlane | Gold Necklace – Need Supply | Green Skirt – Madewell | Black Clutch – Marc by Marc Jacobs | Polka Dot Shoes – Madewell | Boyfriend Chambray Shirt – Madewell | Black Capris – Aritzia | Black Boots – Madewell
This post is sponsored by Golden Tote: a surprise shopping spree bundled up in a cute, canvas tote bag and delivered to your door.
Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
1. This looks so good. I want to make one this weekend.
2. Love all the cake toppers on this website.
3. These mini presents are cute.
4. What a great idea for a photobooth backdrop.
5. These makes me want hot chocolate.