I have a tendency to be quite the bag hoarder, as does my lovely friend Cara (that graciously let me force modeling upon her super cute four month pregnant self to take photos for this post), so naturally I will always welcome a new one. These bags from R. Riveter are a bit different though, because they support a much better cause then unnecessarily filling my closet even more so I was happy to share…
R. Riveter is a company started by military spouses to provide mobile and flexible income to other military spouses. All of their bags are made using recycled military materials and they maintain the small, handmade quality in all of their pieces. Even if you’re not a crazy bag lady like myself, this is a cause worthy of supporting. For the rest of you who are, you’re in luck because R. Riveter is giving one lucky a reader this Mrs. Bell messenger bag, see the details here!
When Kerri from Treatsie asked if I wanted to try out their boxes I obviously replied back with “Yes, is twelve too many?”… okay not really, but obviously I was excited considering sugar is half of the title around here. Of course I had to add my touch of DIY, so I decided I’d show you how I’d serve hot chocolate sticks since my box was filled with Pop Bar hot chocolate sticks, salted caramel chocolates, gourmet caramels, and peanut brittle.
Don’t worry, you can still make your own version of this because they’re giving away a three month subscription to one Sugar & Cloth reader just in time for Valentine’s! That’s right, a free gift for your Valentine that you happen to get to enjoy too, I call that a steal my friends.
Here’s how to keep your guests wanting to take pictures of every last second of your hot chocolate date…
Most of you may have seen bits of my living room from my home tour on The Everygirl, but it looks a bit different since I added this DIY light fixture, rearranged a few accessories, and got this new rug. I’m kind of obsessed with it! I wanted similar rug from West Elm for forever but I just couldn’t swing the price tag on that one. Speaking of numbers, one of you lucky readers will win a $400 gift certificate to Plush Rugs to purchase a rug like mine (or one of your choice), but first, I’ll give you the details on the rest of my decor.
I’ve had so many people ask where my artwork and couch are from, so I thought I’d fill everyone in together. The grey couch is actually made a sleeper sofa by Serta and it has the absolute perfect style and shape! The only downfall is that it’s literally falling apart and I’ve not even had it a year. I don’t have kids and I’m not rough on things, but this little guy just does not want to stay standing, hence the reason it’s propped up on books. It’s kind of annoying I’m clearly in the market for a new couch once I strike gold.
Alright folks, today is my day for the 24 Merry Days of giveaways! I have the pleasure of hosting a $100 gift card to Artsy Modern, and if you and I are anything alike, you can find at least thirty things you’d be dying to have from this adorable shop right off the bat. After all, it’s only fair for you to get to splurge on yourself after buying gifts for everyone else this holidays season. To make it even better, Artsy Modern has got a little bit of everything. You could pick anything from jewelry, to home decor, to scarves, to pouches, to stamps, you name it and they’ve got it! These are some of my favorites.
Also, this isn’t your typical giveaway, either! You have up to thirty entries using the Rafflecopter below, the more tasks you do, the more times you’re entered the contest. The giveaway is open to all U.S. residents and ends December 19, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. One winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by email please be sure to provide a valid email address, good luck!
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Thanks to Artsy Modern for supplying this giveaway, to all of the other 24 Merry Days sponsors, and to Audrey of The Little Street for bringing everything together!