1. IN MY LIFE

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    » In case you missed it, I made a coat. And I’m pretty proud of it. Up next- more leggings, and a dress covered in giraffes.

    » Usually I love a good valentines themed outfit. Unfortunately, this year I am unprepared. Wishing I had either this dress or this sweater.  

    » A few favorite Etsy treasuries featuring shopHollyDolly : one, two, three, four

    » I was so excited when Megan announced that some of her patterns are being licensed and sold through Simplicity patterns. That is SUCH a big deal! Go Meg! :)

    » Is anybody else obsessed with these Valentino butterfly dresses from their pre-fall collection as I am?

    » I will click on anything that involves cats, and this collection of cats taking selfies had me laughing. 

    » It took me awhile to get it set up and working, but I’ve been loving the Eye-Fi SD card that I got for Christmas. Photos I take on my DSLR can be instantly sent to my phone right after I take them. It’s so fantastic.

    » Are you on Instagram? Follow along! My username is : hollyjollydolly

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    » Lately, I’ve really been loving blogs with clean, simple, greyscale layouts. So on a whim late last night, I gave the ole blog here a little makeover. The layout is still the same, only cosmetic changes have been made. And hey, I tend to change my mind a lot, so who knows - I may be back to color by spring. But for now I thought I would give this a go. (And I updated the shop to match!)

    » I also switched over to Passionfruit for sponsorships. You can now view all advertising information, and apply for a spot, right from my sponsor page on the left hand sidebar!

    » A couple of gorgeous Etsy treasuries that have featured shopHollyDolly - morning colors and looking for yes

    » Speaking of Etsy treasuries, I’ve recently started making some myself again! You can view all of my lists here. 

    » Wishlist wants : this kimono, this jacket, this dress,  and these flats

    » Want an instant home makeover, but don’t want to commit? Washi tape. My dresser looks brand new. 

    » Are you on Instagram? Follow along! My username is : hollyjollydolly

     

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    » Blog Better Boston has a new and improved website! And if you’re a Boston blogger - make sure to submit your links for their new {hub}LINKS newsletter. 

    » Have you all seen the video going around of the Airline that surprised a flight of passengers with Christmas gifts? I’m not gonna lie… I cried. So beautiful (and such crazy amazing PR). 

    » I know it won’t happen this year, but I wanna make these balloon ornaments next Christmas. So awesome.  

    » Boo and I have a wintery couples shoot coming up soon. And of course I couldn’t decide on anything to wear….. so I decided to make something instead. I’m using this pattern and this fabric, and I’m really stoked about how it is coming out so far! (sneak peak above). 

    » A few favorite Etsy treasuries featuring shopHollyDolly items - one, two, three.

    » Speaking of shopHollyDolly, there is a few more days left to order any Christmas gifts! Don’t forget to use coupon code FREESHIP13 at checkout to receive free domestic shipping. 

    » More wish list wants - this jumpsuit and this dress

    » This just in : cats in sweaters are hilarious. 

    » Are you on Instagram? Follow along! My username is : hollyjollydolly

     

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    » After posting the hand warmer DIY yesterday, I realized that it has been forever since I’ve done a DIY post. I think I need to remedy that :). Heres a few past favorites : necklace stand, mason jar pin cushionburlap envelopes, yarn lanterns, passport cover, faux fur snood

    » I love me some The Seam Designs for cold weather accessories. But another new favorite - check out Salem Style. I met Lianna at Tuesday’s Boston Blogger event, and she is a sweetheart!

    » The Black Friday / Cyber Monday craze may be over, but I’m still offering a deal for anyone that is looking for a special handmade holiday gift! Use the coupon code FREESHIP13 for free domestic shipping on your order from shopHollyDolly

    » Are you on Instagram? Follow along! My username is : hollyjollydolly

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    » I hope everyone had a super fantastic Thanksgiving! We kept it really really low key this year. It was just me and Boo (and Henry, too, of course). We dressed Henry up in some hoodies (which he didn’t really appreciate), and opted for duck instead of turkey. 

    » Don’t forget - use the code HAPPYHOLLYDAYS13 between now and monday to get 20% off your shopHollyDolly order! There are some shiny holiday bows in stock, and I also just added a few more Five and Mixer necklaces as well!

    » A few other noteworthy deals:

         - at InfinEight you can get free shipping until Dec. 1st with the coupon code HOLIDAYSHIP (shop small!)

         - Bonlook is offering 20 - 50% select frames.

         - LOFT is offering 40% off everything with code ENJOY (ends Sunday)

         - at Madewell you can get 25% off entire purchase + free shipping with code FEAST25 (ends monday)

         - LeBunny Bleu has a whole bunch of different deals going on this weekend. check them all out here.

         - ASOS : get 20% off site wide! Use code: GIMME20

         - Ruche is offering 20% off site wide for black friday

         - And for all you sewers, Mood Fabrics is also offering 20% site wide today only!

    » Don’t forget that tomorrow is Small Business Saturday! For those of you in the Boston / Worcester area, head on over to Crompton Collective to shop shopHollyDolly and so many other amazing handmade and vintage sellers!

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    » Apparently, according to Instagram, my life consists of a sleepy cat and a lot of fall leaves. 

    » I have a coat addiction. I’m loving this yellow one, this grey cape, and this puffy one

    » I just went through my makeup bag, replacing some old items with some new. I’m a huge fan of Stila and Benefit products, but I’m a also a huge believer in Dior mascara

    » Hey Boston Bloggers - will I be seeing you at the next Boston Blogger Holdiay Meet-Up? December 3rd. Mark you calendars!

    » Are you on Instagram? Follow along! My username is : hollyjollydolly

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    » I had the honor of being a part of A Clover and A Bee’s new feature - “These Hands”. Head on over to check out my post!

    » What I’m watching : Holy crap have I become addicted to HGTV. No really. Like, serious addiction. I don’t watch anything else anymore. I don’t even look at any other channels. And I don’t know how it has taken me sooo long to discover it. 

    » What I’m listening to : JT… all.the.time. 

    »What I’m reading : Allegiant. The 3rd and final book in the Divergent series. I’m actually just finishing up re-reading the second book, and I’m so excited to dive into it!

    »What I’m eating : A lot of soup. Boo makes a killer homemade tomato soup. 

    » Cold weather is on my brain. I want this coat, these socks, and this cardigan

    » Speaking of cold weather again, How ridiculously cozy do the new items in Lyndsay’s shop, The Seam Designs, look?! I received a couple things in the mail from her the other day (picture above!) and they’re going to be perfect for winter. 

    » I won’t have a shopHollyDolly update for this upcoming week. That’s my bad. I’m a procrastinator, and I procrastinated too long this time (I blame the recent HGTV addiction). Whoops. But I’ll have some more coming your way in a couple of weeks! Meanwhile, check out everything that has been added up to this point here

    » Are you on Instagram? Follow along! My username is : hollyjollydolly

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