Friday custom camera strap giveaway with fotostrap!

TGIF, my people! We’re wrapping up a week of color with one last killer giveaway. Today’s contest comes to us from an awesome little company called fotostrap. They create absolutely beautiful camera straps from high quality materials, right here in the USA. They are available in a vast range of colors and you can even add a monogram, logo, or expression to the leather shoulder strap. One last thing worth mentioning about fotostrap is they give 10% of their proceeds to charity, specifically a charity called fotolanthropy. They are a non-profit that gives portrait sessions and short films to inspiring people who are overcoming adversity. Beautiful and charitable all rolled into one, that’s definitely my kind of company! I’m already jealous of whoever is lucky enough to win this one! You’ll find the giveaway widget after the jump, and have a nice weekend!

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Thursday $100 gift card giveaway with moo!

Visit and enter the $100 gift card giveaway with moo!

Happy Thursday, my dears! If you are a designer, blogger, photographer, entrepreneur, or business person of any kind, I’ve got the giveaway for you! Today our friends at moo are joining in a week of color by giving away $100 gift certificate to their store! I still remember when I first heard of moo. Around 2008, My musician roommate at the time used them to print some stickers and mini cards for her budding act. As a designer and small business owner, I see (and appreciate) kind of a lot of business cards, so it’s no small feat that they have stuck with me for nearly 8 years. Moo makes way more products today than they did back then. I’m especially into their luxe collection for business cards, available in several sizes. These are super sturdy and have a “fill color,” which gives the effect of edge painting without the big fat price tag.

So, for today’s giveaway, sky is the limit when it comes to color. Moo will print whatever colors you can dream up as stickers, flyers, postcards and so much more. With new years just around the corner, new business cards are near the top of my to-do list. I hope this giveaway gives you the motivation you might need if you;re in a similar boat! You’ll find the widget to enter this giveaway after the jump!

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Wednesday $100 gift card giveaway with Brika!

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Hi! This hump day giveaway just plain rules! If you’ve been following this blog for a while, then you may have seen some lovely products from Brika sneaking their way into my round-ups over the year. Let’s just say I’m a pretty big fan! They celebrate craft, creativity, and the stories behind their makers. Their product line is vast, but incredibly well curated. You can see a few of my favorite items above (with links at the end of the post), but really I just want it all! You’ll find the giveaway widget after the jump…

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Tuesday 7 bag giveaway with baggu!

Visit for a giveaway with baggu!Hey guys, welcome to day 2 of an exciting week of colorful giveaways! You know that moment when you’re waiting in line at whole foods or the farmers market when you approach the checkout and are asked if you brought your own bags, only to realize that you’ve forgotten them (AGAIN)? This is me…every, single, time. I never have a bag when I need one, it’s ridiculous really.

Well, today our friends at baggu are here to help. I’m sure many of you already know about baggu. They’re kind of a blogger staple….I’m sure you’ve see cool guys all over pinterest and the internet sporting them. Anyway, they’re simple, durable and come in a wide range of colors and very tasteful, chic patterns. The bags hold up to 50lbs and best of all, they fit into a small pouch so you can keep one in your purse and always have it with you.

Today’s giveaway is a little bit different than the rest in that we actually have not one but SEVEN of their products to give away, so your chances of winning are pretty swell. Use the widget after the jump to enter and good luck!

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Monday dream desk set giveaway with Poppin!

dream desk set giveaway with Poppin! at

Hey friends! I hope you had a nice weekend, and that this first week of color giveaway gets your Monday off to a bright start! I am very, very excited about this giveaway with my pals at poppin! If you aren’t familiar with poppin, prepare to seriously oooh and ahh. Their products are clean, modern and (most importantly for the theme of this week) colorful! Their goal is to make your workspace a happy place with beautiful design, and gorgeous color. I love their sets and the awesome variety of colors they come in. Click on through to enter the giveaway!

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color me monday: ONE HUNDRED TIMES!

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One hundred color me monday posts! I can’t quite believe it! When I started this blog nearly 2.5 years ago, I didn’t have any clear expectations of what it would become. Color Me Monday was the first ongoing series I created. It’s the only one I’ve really stuck with, and it’s consistently one of my most popular posts.

Today I wanted to give myself a little pat on the back,  and give you guys a great big thank you (I’d hug you if you were here with me, so just imagine a big warm excited hug too)! Thank you for your likes, shares, and pins. Thank you for your gushing twitter comments, blog comments and ceaseless encouragement. It’s such a gift to share something that I LOVE doing week after week and be met with your great big colorful enthusiasm. Whether you’re new to this little blog or you’ve been around since the start, thank you so very much for your support. It personally means the world to me, and it also means great big things for the future of this blog.

In celebration of 100 weeks of color me monday, we’ll be mixing things up a bit next week. I have FIVE (yes you read that correctly, FIVE) incredible giveaways going on next week. I’ve partnered with some fantastic sponsors to help celebrate this 100 post-aversary with A WEEK OF COLOR! I’m going to keep the giveaway prizes secret until their individual launch day, but just know that I’ve hand selected companies and products that share my love of color. If you win, you’ll have a huuuuge range of color options to choose from. You’re welcome to sign up for one, some or all of the giveaways. There’s no limit on entries, but I do hope that you’ll help me by sharing with all of your color-loving friends. Have a great weekend, thank you again, and get prepared for an epic WEEK OF COLOR!

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inspired by super-textured knitwear

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I really like the styles I’ve been seeing for fall. Jeans continue to trend awfully skinny and leggings are still a thing.  But knits (specifically sweaters and vests), seem to be massive and full of texture. I think the two compliment each other so beautifully. I also think a big textured knit is a nice replacement for fur, whether you’re opposed to it or it’s just not in the budget.  Check out a bunch of inspiration images after the jump!

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color me monday: aubergine and icy blue


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Happy Monday! I have to admit, I’m really draggin’ today. As most of you know, I spent this past Friday and Saturday in  NYC for the Martha Stewart American Made Summit. It was awesome and inspiring, and pretty exhausting. I’m really glad I went, even though I was a bit intimidated to go it alone to in a city that I don’t know very well. I’m planning to write about my biggest take aways on Wednesday, so check in for more on that midweek. Sunday was pretty low key. I hung around the house with the man and the girl for much of the day. In the afternoon we ran a few errands and attended the Art Star Winter Craft Bazaar.

I’m pretty sure this week’s color palette was subconsciously inspired by the 20 minute conversation I had with Eva on the way to school about FROZEN! I really love how nicely those icy blues fit together with the deep and dramatic aubergine color. This one feels very appropriate for the chilly weather we’ve been having. Don’t forget, next Monday is the kick off for a very exciting WEEK OF COLOR! I hope you’ll join me for the celebration!

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oh hey there, martha!


Friends, hello and happy Friday! By the time you are reading this, I am likely on a bus to New York or already there. I’m really excited to spend some time exploring Chelsea, meeting up with an old friend and soaking up everything the American Made Summit has to offer. I’ve been fretting and feet-dragging about my own stationery shop for a good 6 months now, and I hope this conference gives me the kick in the ass I need to make it a reality. I also don’t think I’ve EVER been to New York on my own- I know, crazy right? I’ve been to NYC dozens of times, but always with a friend or husband to lead the way.

So, wish me luck and I’ll see you back here on Monday! I’ll be sharing the very last palette before our 100th edition of color me monday. I don’t want to give too much away, but the week-long celebration is going to be pretty epic! Prepare yourselves now for a #WEEKOFCOLOR!!!

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the prettiest pillows (everywhere)

the prettiest pillows (everywhere) from’s been a little while since I’ve talked about my home, or really interior design at all. During the summer, I was super committed to my garden and didn’t spend much time thinking about what the inside of our house was looking like. But now that it’s getting a bit cooler, I’m wanting to cozy up the Stone casa a bit. We’ve got a relatively deep, modern teal couch that’s just begging for an excess of pillows. I love the idea of snuggling up with a book (or laptop) in a big pile of mismatched pillows. Check out all the ones I’ve got my eye on after the jump…

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