advent swap:

November 11, 2013


photo from silly old suitcase

Hopefully this isn't too late but I thought it'd be fun to do an advent calendar swap to get us in the holiday spirit. We haven't done a trade here on the blog for quite some time. I was looking through advent calendars and just love them. 12 little gifts to be opened starting December 14th and you'll have 1 gift to open every day leading up to Christmas! Read below for more details! 



You'll be paired with 1 partner and exchange your interests. You'll then gather up 12 little gifts and package them up with the gifts numbered #1-#12. The gifts can be a range of things: stationery, vintage ephemera, cards, artwork, pens, stamps, lip balm, mix cd, keychain - Get creative! Perhaps even something like a secret family recipe or something fun. There's a great list of ideas here.  Please make sure your gifts are thoughtful and are in line with the interests of your swap partner!

- You know we're all about packaging here at oh, hello friend. 
gift packages should be wrapped up thoughtfully!
- Suggested swap dollar amount is $40-$50.
- Sign ups close on Friday,  November 15th.
- Limited to 50 sign-ups! 
- Trades must be sent by December 5th and arrive by December 10th.
- Due to the limited amount of time we have, this trade is open
to us residents only - sorry international friends!
- Please take photos & blog if you have a blog so we can see how everything turned out!



If you're interested in participating, leave a comment
with the following information:

Name:
Email Address: 
Do you use any social media?
(blog/instagram/twitter/facebook)
What are your interests?
Favorite shops/sites/blogs:
Any questions, just leave them in the comments below!
Here are some inspiration advent calendars to get you started:

a few things from my life


a ruffled life


Rammealvor



muffins in my backpack




Hinzhej




Susan Magnolia

65 hello's:

  1. Email Address: Allystepp@gmail.com
    Do you use any social media?
    instagram:: ally_Michele
    facebook:: ally stepp
    What are your interests? So I'm a photographer but I'm so much more too!! I'm a fan of color, texture, vintage floral sheet, floral anything ;), upcycling, getting and giving gifts, I love Jesus!!, I like hosting , decorating for my hosting, crafting, time with people, playing games, oh my gosh I love super cheesy and family/hallmark holiday movies...I'm working in my collection to watch every year!, I love gold!, polka dots and stripes, good beer, red wine, cute things done well, and overall I appreciate intentionalness and I know whatever you do will be wonderful and I thank u for all your time and effort!!
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: well I love me some oh hello friend!! ;) Kirsten rogers instagrams.... I'll have to think on other things ...

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  2. Name: Allison

    Email Address: clouded.euphoria@gmail.com

    Do you use any social media? my facebook account is pretty locked down, but my pinterest and instagram username is skygazing.

    What are your interests? collecting greeting cards to send to people for occasions or just cuz, finding great and inexpensive ways to decorate my apartment, books (memoirs, well-written fiction, Booker winners), languages (especially French and Icelandic), Christmas! So excited for it this year, all things France, simple but elegant and unique, my home state of WA, New Zealand!, travel, maps, eating good food, making and remembering memories, mountains and outdoor adventures, sitting quietly with a cup of tea or cocoa and not doing anything but watching the sky change

    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: etsy favorites (https://www.etsy.com/people/skygazing/favorites), Kaufmann Mercantile, Anthropologie home (tbh, to find clothes there that match my style is pretty hit/miss), West Elm

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  3. Name: Nelly
    Email: nellychung@gmail.com
    Instagram: naricanari
    web: www.modernelements.blogspot.com
    Pinterest: nelly chung

    What are your interests? I am a landscape architect, photographer, love taxidermy, little details, books, travel, calligraphy, romantic, cooking, midcentury modern furniture, metal work, love brass jewelry, tea, stand up paddling

    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: ohhellofriend, designlovefest, oh joy, madewell, anthropologie, design sponge, apartment therapy, a house in the hills, smitten kitchen, sfgirlbythebay, love vintage, artwork, music, lip gloss, vintage cameras

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  4. next year I hope it will be internationally open :)
    I always follow you, I love oh hello friend :)
    I'm Italian :)

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  5. I think I am going to try this!
    email: wearethebrights(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Instagram: kaitlynofowlpeople
    facebook: kaitlyn bright
    blog:wearethebrights.blogspot.com

    What are your interests: I love estate sales, vintage stores, and things that take me back to the 80's when I was a kid. Chenille, pom poms, ric rack, any old sewing notion is fun. I have a collection of milk glass, vintage cameras and old milk bottles. I sew for a side gig selling my stuff so fun fabric is always a hit with me. I am a bit of a fabric snob though that I have found so theres that. I like letterpress, any kinds of cool stationery, most paper stuffs make me happy, fresh pencils are awesome. I would love to learn the art of calligraphy one day, a calligraphy pen would be exciting to me. I like to read, my favorite book is Glass Castle. I like to drink tea, a good microbrew. Anything is fun to me, because it is something I am not getting for myself!

    Favorite shops:Blogs:Sites: good ol' AshleyAnn at UnderTheSycamore, MaryKate McDevitt, MadeByHank, Heather Ross, jeez, I could keep going.

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  6. Name: Elizabeth

    Email Address: bigdandydesigns@live.com

    Do you use any social media? You bet! My blog is Bramblefield.blogspot.com, I'm on FB, and you can find me on pinterest and instagram as lizhp

    What are your interests? Well, it looks like Ally and I are kindred spirits! HA! I am a watercolor artist and collector of anything old and loved. I am a girly girl but a farm girl at heart. I love anything floral, animals, pewter and silvers, handmade is excellent and quirky is always fun, Books, gardening, foxes (I loved them before the current trend :)), textures, tartans and knits, kind words and thoughtfulness.
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: This one of course! I also follow brilliant people like whitandwhistle, gollybard, sawdustgirl, pioneerwoman, breakingnewground, missmustardseed, howaboutorange, and allthingsthrifty to name a few.

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  7. Name: Liz
    Email: thebeautyinsimplicity@gmail.com
    Social Media: None at this time
    Interests: Photography. Baking. All thing antique gold. Exploring new places. Floral arrangements that incorporate muted Earthtones with natural elements like Lotus pods & feathers. Letter writing. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. In each new place I visit trying local coffee is always priority number 1. Documenting daily life.
    Stores: Anthropologie is quite dreamy. Here is a link to my etsy wish list to provide more ideas: https://www.etsy.com/people/beautysimplicity/favorites/these-are-a-few-of-my-favorite-things?ref=favs_index_3

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  8. Name: Liz
    email: lizzimarie@gmail.com
    Social media:
    blog: applejane.com / instagram: lizzimarie / twitter: lizy_marie / pinterest: lizzimarie
    Interests: reading, drinking coffee, vintage-inspired, DIY, knitting & crocheting, drawing, scrapbooking
    Favorite shops/blogs/sites: OHF (of course!) / paper n stitch / a beautiful mess, anthropologie & Ruche for stores

    this sounds really fun! looking forward to it - thanks for organizing this, Danni!

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  9. Name: Ashli
    Email Address: aheckdesigns@gmail.com
    Social Media:
    Instagram: bigyellowdogdesigns
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Yellow-Dog-Designs/106437719480766?ref=hl
    What are your interests? I'm a graphic designer and I run my own shop on Etsy (here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigYellowDogDesigns?ref=si_shop). I love spending time with my own big yellow dog, a golden retriever named Fender. We are northerners who have happily been transplanted to the South. Love the beach, yellow and grey (together, of course!), scouring flea markets, reading, and good beer
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: My favorite blog is Elise Joy's craft blog, full of fun ideas (http://eliseblaha.typepad.com/). Favorite shops are barkdecor, ohdierliving, Anthropologie

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  10. Ashley at astolman12@yahoo.com
    blog at ashleylintolman.blogspot.com and simpleflavorsarekey.blogspot.com
    pinterest: pinterest.com/ashleylin
    instagram: @ashleylarchuleta

    Interests include travel-particularly middle-of-nowhere locations, antique shopping, cooking-particularly foreign and unique recipes, baking and cake making, record playing, humor blogs, religion (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), unique fabrics, calenders and postcards, nature-particularly beach and mountain settings, copper and brass items.

    Favorite blogs include global table adventure, anthology mag, manger, messy nessy chic, sweetapolita, the frogman, xkcd, smitten kitchen

    Favorite stores include any antique and thrift stores, anthropologie (of course), west elm, specialty groceries, lush, and so many etsy shops (here's my favorites list: http://www.etsy.com/people/AsTolman12/favorites/ )

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  11. Name: Kaylyn

    Email Address: kaylyncole@gmail.com

    Do you use any social media?
    website: kaylyncole.com instagram: kaylyncole twitter: kaylyncole facebook: Kaylyn St. Clair Cole

    What are your interests?
    Photography, art, creating, antiquing, road-trips, live music, mother nature, collecting, home-state pride (WV), browsing house plans, flea-marketing, old cameras, handmade jewelry, fair-trade goodies.

    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: Etsy, Noonday Collection, 31Bits, iTunes/AppStore for music & (mostly) fun photo apps, Anthropologie, TJMaxx, local antique/thrift stores.

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  12. Name: Xenia
    Email Address: SaturdayAMVintage@gmail.com

    Do you use any social media? Pinterest (SaturdayAM), Instagram (SaturdayAMVintage), Blog (www.saturdaymorningvintage.typepad.com)

    What are your interests? I really love all kinds of paper - both new and vintage. I collect vintage airmail envelopes & labels, tickets, and office labels. I love sending mail so greeting cards / stamps / address labels / stationery gets used up quickly. I particularly love letterpress and vellum/glassine envelopes. I am a big list maker and constantly going through neat notebooks. I'm also a big coffee drinker, owner of way too many succulents, and constant chapstick applier.

    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: Paper Pastries, Paper Source, Present & Correct, any antique or office supply store

    Thanks for putting this together, Danni!

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  13. name: Jenny
    email: maysjenny@gmail.com
    instagram: @jenger1015

    Interests: cooking (for myself and others), I love finding new things to cook in old cookbooks, new cook books, or blogs.. love to entertain, eating, drinking local and interesting beers, going to museums and art galleries, exploring my city and any others i get to visit, i can never turn down a houseplant that needs a new home.

    favorite blogs: lovetaza, designlovefest, design sponge, how sweet it is, joy the baker, cup of joe, smitten kitchen, the local food magazine blog.

    favorite stores: madewell, terrain, west elm, anthropology

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  14. Name: Kayla
    Email: kayla.byars10@gmail.com
    Social media: I'm on Facebook, Etsy, & Pinterest (under Kayla Byars), Instagram (andtwoifbysea), and Blogger (tremendousloveblog.blogspot.com).
    Interests: reading, writing, iced coffee & hot tea, home decor, life-documenting, cooking, graphic design, my eight-month-old son & wonderful husband, crafting of nearly any kind, the holidays, and just altogether lovely things!
    Favorite shops & blogs: I love Anthropologie, H&M, Madewell, and some things from Forever 21...I'm also a Target junkie! My absolute favorite blogs are A Beautiful Mess, Pink Ronnie, Vanilla & Lace, Love Taza, Bleubird, Oh Hello Friend, and Smile & Wave.

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  15. Agh totally in! So fun!

    Name: Amanda
    Email Address: ajoy.orourke (at) gmail.com
    Do you use any social media? Blog: joyeverafter.com / Instagram: @joyeverafter / Twitter: @joy_ever_after / Facebook: fb.com/joyeverafter
    What are your interests? DIY, Reading, Crafting, Holidays, Rustic/antique stuff
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: Oh Hello Friend, Palomas Nest, Emily Henderson, Katie Daisy

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  16. Name: Su
    Email Address: spunthoughts@gmail.com
    Do you use any social media?: Pinterest: spunthoughts
    What are your interests?: letterpress, washi tape, stationery, all paper!, sending and getting mail, cute office supplies, cute new stamps/unused vintage stamps, stickers/labels, rubber stamps, Paris, Japan!
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: OHF, Hello Sandwich, Besotted Brand, Angela Liguori, Paper Source, Satsuma Press

    Thanks so much for putting this together! I've always wanted to do something like this!

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  17. This is such an awesome idea - I'd love to participate!

    Name: Anait

    Email Address: capoupas at gmail dot com

    Do you use any social media? Pinterest: capoupas Blog: jaimejulien.Blogspot.com


    What are your interests? reading, painting, traveling (I'm obsessed with Paris), cute stationary, candles, anything caramel or chocolate, tea and coffee, pens (I'm a teacher....cute office supplies are my fave!), photography, anything vanilla scented

    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: Anthropologie, Target, West Elm, TjMaax, World Market, Lush

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  18. Oh, I'm so excited about this! I have been thinking about what to do in my own home for an advent calendar. Can't wait to do an exchange.
    Name: Emily
    Email Address: jean . emily @ gmail . com
    Do you use any social media? yes
    blog http://turtandelephant.blogspot.com
    instagram @taterandemily
    twitter @taterandemily
    facebook https://www.facebook.com/taterandemily
    pinterest @taterandemily
    What are your interests? letterpress, washi tape, papercutterie, cute vintage stamps, reading, iPhone, vegan, coffee, fake antlers, spray painted plastic animals, nature, branches, hiking, fall color changes, blogging, eco-friendly, terrariums, air plants, craspedia, himmeli
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: Anthropologie, Target, West Elm, World Market, Lush, IKEA Lip Glosserie, Bark Decor, Oh Hello, Friend; Dainty Squid; IROCKSOWHAT; Thepapermama; radical possibility; manzanita; seal maiden; moonafabrics; lamixx; sevenly; zenthreads; and many local shops and flea markets

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  19. Name: Morgan
    Email: trazygirl35@yahoo.com
    Do you use social media? Sure do! I use facebook
    What are your interests?
    Old maps, handmade jewelry, owls, nature, WV, photography, pottery, magnets, flea markets, Eames furniture, books, music, my 1 yr old daughter, old pictures, clocks, knitting, crafting, handmade goods, cooking, candy, recipes, modern design, trivets, tea, PBS, npr, sleeping, travel, googling odd info, whiskey, beer making, DIY, brooches, antiques, yoga, learning about different religions! Whew that's a lot ;)

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  20. This is so fun Danni! Thanks for setting this up : )
    Name: Kylie
    Email Address: k.michele.johnson@gmail.com
    Do you use any social media? Yes
    pinterest: KylieJohnson7
    instagram: walkinginbetween

    What are your interests?
    tea
    books
    art
    baking/cooking
    succulents
    crafting/upcycle
    outdoors/hiking
    vintage
    Traveling
    magazines (real simple/kinfolk/sweet paul)
    grey blue/natural wood

    Favorite shops/sites/blogs:
    Anthropologie, Free People, West Elm, William-Sonoma, and World Market
    A Beautiful Mess, Design Sponge, Bigbang Studios, Kinfolk Magazine, OHF

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  21. Name: Stephanie
    Email Address: stephadw@gmail.com
    Do you use any social media? all of them! most active on instagram @stephdwang
    What are your interests? being a foodie! all things la, neon, stationary, nail polish, reality tv, glitter, confetti.... pretty girl things i'd say
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: designlovefest, refinery29, laist, jcrew/madewell, thinkgarnish, the everygirl

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  22. YAY! What a fun swap! =)

    Thuy Bui
    Email: thuy@mypaperpinwheel.com
    Blog: www.mypaperpinwheel.com
    Instagram: mypaperpinwheel
    Twitter: mypaperpinwheel
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/mypaperpinwheel

    Interests: I enjoy crafting. I am a paper addict, washi tape lover, and enjoy packaging items.
    Have shops/blogs/sites:
    www.ohhellofriendblog.com
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/InspireLovely
    www.gussysews.com
    www.underthesycamore.com
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/penandpaint
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/katygirldesigns

    Anthropologie
    Paper Source
    Hobby Lobby
    Target
    Starbucks

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  23. Name: Kayti Clayton

    Email Address: kayti.clayton@yahoo.com

    Do you use any social media?
    Blog - www.kaytivstheworld.com
    Twitter - @kaytivstheworld
    Instagram - kayticlayton

    What are your interests?
    Well, I love anything related to beauty, skincare, makeup, etc. Anything related to fashion and beauty. I love thrifting and finding old pieces and bringing them back to life. That goes for clothing, furniture, little home decor items - anything really. I love to travel and go to new places - even if it's just places near where I live that I've never been to before. I also love photography and writing. Oh, and anything related to Harry Potter, the moon and stars, Fall/Winter or foxes. :)

    Favorite shops/sites/blogs:
    Shops: Uncommongoods, ASOS
    Blogs: fancytreehouse, flashes of style, lehappy.
    Etsy: shopflattery, octopurse

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  24. Name: Prerna Abbi

    Email Address: prerna@ifyc.org

    Do you use any social media?
    instagram: @tripthelight
    twitter: @prernaabbi
    facebook: /prerna.abbi

    What are your interests?
    Washi Tape. Interfaith Cooperation. Mother Nature. Gray. Warmth. Paper Crafting. Cheese. Food In General. Baking. Cooking. NPR. Coffee. Candles.

    Favorite shops: Anthropologie, World Market, Paper Source, Target
    Etsy: White Owl, Katie Daisy
    sites: Brit & Co, Pinterest (trip_the_light)
    blogs: Beautiful Mess, A Practical Wedding

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  25. Name: Jeni
    Email Address: jeni@seastararts.com
    Do you use any social media?
    (blog/instagram/twitter/facebook) www.seastararts.com Twitter/seastararts Facebook/seastararts Instagram/seastararts
    What are your interests? I am a photographer that really enjoys capturing the heart of any situation I am found stuck in the middle of! I am getting married Saturday so starting a new marriage is exciting! and as a photographer I just the little details of everything, especially Oh Hello Friend stuff!
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: Oh Hello Friend (duh!) and anything creative out there on the blog line up... of course Anthro is a fav shop but really I do the local thing here in Charleston!

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  26. Name: Taylor Sijan

    Email Address: art@taylorsijan.com

    Do you use any social media? Yes! Find me here:
    Blog: www.taylorsijan.com/blog
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/taylorsijanart
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/taylorsijan
    Tumblr: www.taylorsijan.tumblr.com
    Etsy: www.taylorsijan.etsy.com

    What are your interests?
    I'm an artist, so I love art supplies, handmade or other luxurious paper, stitched books, little empty colorful journals, cute pens, paper ephemera, etc. I'm an avid tea and coffee drinker. I love to go thrifting for unique vessels such as glass and ceramics and I adore little chunky dishes for rings and things the most! I have a whole wall of little adorable knick knacks I've gotten for mere cents. I make terrariums and love plants, the outdoors, camping and traveling, handmade, fair-trade, eco-friendly, and one-of-a-kind. I'm also interested in Buddhism, yoga, and spiritual tokens and love the bohemian style.

    Favorite shops/sites/blogs:
    Physical Shops: Thrift stores, TJ Maxx, Teavana, Anthropologie, Paper Source, Whole Foods, Tibetan imported goods stores
    Etsy Shops: SilviasCreations, hereandnowshop, Creativewithclay, TATAindianwoodstamps, JeanBurgersJewellery, paperandclaystudio, ScorchedEarthonEtsy, rmoralespottery, UkrainianEasterEggs, HandyMaiden, Calpas, twigandleafbotanical, odelae, yevgenia (and soooo many more)
    Sites & Blogs: www.goingslowly.com, www.brooklyntowest.com, www.thisiscolossal.com, www.chaparral-studio.com, apt2bbakingco.blogspot.com, www.ohhellofriendblog.com

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  27. Name: Shelly Dozier-Mckee
    Email: shelly.confettistyle@gmail.com
    Social Media:
    Blog: http://confettistyle.wordpress.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ConfettiStyle-Interiors
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConfettiStyle
    Instagram:http://instagram.com/confettistyle
    Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ConfettiStyle/boards/
    Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/confettistyledesigns
    Tumblr: http://confettistyle.tumblr.com/


    Interest: I am an interior designer, jewelry artist, crafter and all-around creative. I love vintage pieces, paper products, wrapping paper and ribbon, rubber stamping, painting and design books. Shopping flea markets is a passion and I love find treasures. I collect milk glass and ironstone, love vintage brass décor, vintage jewelry and No. 2 pencils.

    Favorite shops/sites/blogs:
    Shops: C Wonder, Anthropologie, HomeGoods, Paper Source, Sam Flax, Pottery Barn, World Market, Target
    Blogs: Design Indulgence, Thistlewood Farms, Censational Girl, Waiting on Martha, Miss Mustard Seed, The Hunted Interior
    Websites: www.matchbookmag.com, www.zazzle.com, www.ohhellofriendblog.com, www.tinseltradingco.com

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  28. Name: Tracy Tayan
    Email Address: tanntayan@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tracy.tayan
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TracyTayan
    Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TracyTayanDesigns
    Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ttayandesigns/boards/
    Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TracyTayanDesigns

    Interests: I am a hand stamping artists so of course I always love anything to do with hand stamping. I also love stationary, office supplies, vintage things, wrapping paper and ribbon, rubber stamping, love flea markets and antique stores, jewelry, art supplies, washi tapes, stickers, all things Hawaii, running, keeping healthy, gardening, teas (chai)

    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: Oh Hello Friend!, Terrain, HomeGoods, Anthropologie, Staples, Traders Joes, https://www.etsy.com/shop/InspireLovely, Pier One, Pottery Barn, 10,000 Villages

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  29. Hello Friend! I am VERY interested in participating in this advent exchange. My interests are dogs, vintage things, paper-and anything having to do with crafting with it and anything uplifting or positive! I am on facebook. My favorite websites are of course, Hello Friend, but also Etsy, Kids Pottery Barn, Martha Stewart and a whole bevy of crafting blogs. I also love Veterans and work with them as well. My children are all active duty military. I look forward to being matched with someone to take part in this uber fun idea!

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  30. Woops! Forgot my email address! taylor.norma1@gmail.com

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  31. My name is Anna Duncan
    email is annaed53@gmail.com, I'm a Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest junkie! I love Oh, Hello Friend, Oh Happy Day, design love fest, Ruffled, Bridal Musings, Green Wedding Shoes, Boho
    weddings and of course Southern Wedding because I'm a southern belle myself :)

    My friend and I run Serendipity Photography and Styling. She's the photog and I'm the stylist. I love anything to do with creating! It makes my heart skip when a vision from your Head turns into a reality. I'm a lover all things PAPER , RUBBER STAMPS, BOOKSAND MUSIC. My life runs on the perfect cup of Red Diamond Bold and silky coffee, it's an addiction really. I created an advent for my two girls last Christmas and would love to do the same for a new friend:)

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  32. Name: Emilie Casseday

    Email:EmilieMarianDesigns@gmail.com

    Social Media: Instagram: EmilieMarianDesigns, Twitter: EmilieMDesigns, Facebook:FlourishandHope

    Blog: www.FlourishandHope.com

    Interests/Shops/Blogs: All things designs, paper, pretty things, geometric and arrows, cute office supplies, interior design, DIY, Anthropogie, Urban Outfitters, all things handmade, Oh, Hello Friend, A Beautiful Mess, Delightfully Tacky, HomeGoods, Ikea, DesignLoveFest, Oh So Pretty, Shop Ruche, ModCloth, Paper Source, Cute boutiques with unique finds! Vintage inspired anything.

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  33. Name: Joy Nicolas

    E-mail: joyanne.nicolas@gmail.com

    Social Media: Instagram - _joynicolas

    Interests: Reading classic American novels, curling up with a nice cup of hot chocolate during the holidays (while listening to Christmas music), pretty stationary, hosting parties/weddings (I'm planning one right now :]), all things vintage, DIY arts & crafts, handwritten notes/postcards, lovely packaging, jazz music, fresh flowers, afternoon tea, Downton Abbey, and anything Parisian.

    Favorite sites/shops/blogs: Oh, Hello Friend, Style Me Pretty, Love Taza, The Wedding Chicks, 100 Layer Cake, Green Wedding Shoes, Anthropologie, ModCloth, PaperSource, ShopRuche, Vintage Flea Markets :]

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  34. Charlotte Turtle
    charlotteannaturtle@gmail.com

    Instagram: @charlotteturtle
    Blog: www.charlotteturtle.wordpress.com

    Interests: cooking, graphic design, photography, antiques
    Blogs: Cakies, Katie's Pencil Box, Design Sponge, Jen Loves Kev
    Stores: Anthropologie, J.Crew

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  35. How fun! :)

    Name: April Joy
    Email Address: damitaprilurcool@gmail.com
    Blog: damitaprilurcool.blogspot.com
    Instagram: @damitaprilurcool

    Interests: Papercrafting (scrapbooking, project life, card making, etc), copperplate calligraphy, penpaling, pretty stationery and packaging, coffee drinking, beer drinking, eating all kinds of sweets

    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: Target, Oh, Hello Friend, Anthro, Shop Ruche, Typo, Paper Source, Kikki-K

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  36. So fun! I have been waiting for your next swap because they always seem so lovely. :) Not sure if I can swing this one, but I am going to think on it and hope the spots don't fill completely in the meantime! <3

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  37. Thanks for hosting this--what a great idea.
    Name: Cathy, cathy.stewart5@gmail.com
    Social Media: Facebook; Instagram (CLSTEW); Twitter cindie1994
    BLOGS; http://politics4thepeople.wordpress.com/ and my photography blog: Through the Lens Looking, http://cathylstewart.wordpress.com/

    What are your interests? I am an independent political activist, a photographer, love to read!; poetry, birds,esp owls. Fountain pen enthusiast, love all things snail mail and mail art. ephemera, the ocean. flea markets and second hand stores.

    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: BLOGS: Letter Writers Alliance, Red Letter Day, Alison Turner, Bedlam Farm Journal
    Shops/sites---love discovering new shops on Etsy! The Ink Pad in NYC, Oh Hello Friend!

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  38. I remember you hosting a swap before that I missed and I was sooo saaad! So I'm pretty stoked this time.

    Name: Abby Mallett
    Email: thebirdsfly@me.com
    Social Media: Facebook/Instagram/Twitter - abbyblujay Blog: abbyblujay @ abbyandthejets.blogspot.com

    Interests: I'm in love with Sharpies pretty hard. I'm an avid reader and visit the library every chance I get, I'm always reading SOMETHING - usually YA fiction (I can't help myself!). I love a good pen, wash tape, anything from Rifle Paper Co., earl grey and english breakfast tea, teapots… tea related anything really. I love typography, calligraphy, and brush tip all the things. Bikes, maps, prints, France related things, and lists. And I LOVE. to bake.

    Favorite shops/sites/blogs:
    Shops: Paper Source, Sur La Table, Williams Sonoma, Madewell, Anthropologie, LUSH, Free People, Gap

    Sites/Blogs: Diapers + Skinny Jeans, OHF, Radical Possibility, A Cup of Jo, Bleubird Vintage, Humans of New York (HONY), Pinterest, Buzzfeed (secret obsession), Twitter,

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  39. Name: Bettina
    Email Address: bett_r@comcast.net
    Do you use any social media? I'm pretty private with social media but do use Facebook.

    What are your interests? Painting and love all forms of art (typography, illustration, recycled objects/crafts, paper-cutting, fabric/embroidery - to name a few!). A good cup of tea and a book. Quirky things and comedy, anything that can make me laugh and brighten my spirits. Studied in Italy and love the history, food, culture, but also enjoy local spots like NYC, Philadelphia, and Cape May. Great concerts and festivals, drawn to textured/ethereal music, folk, indie rock. Vintage items/jewelry/scarves, ukuleles, nail polish, animals, nature, and baking (to lump a bunch together!).

    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: Reading my tea leaves, Apartment Therapy, Etsy, HelloGiggles, WXPN, NPR.

    Thank you for coordinating - what a great idea! Looking forward to making an advent buddy!

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  40. I make advent calendars for my nieces and nephews every year. This sounds like so much fun and a GREAT idea!!

    Danielle Dauenhauer

    Email: kindofabigdealla@gmail.com

    Social Media: @HoserUSC (twitter) facebook.com/rockstardd (FB)

    Interests: Indie rock, bar games, writing, independent film, sports (play softball, hockey, tennis, golf; watch football and all aforementioned sports), ginger men, world travel, sunglasses, concerts, Kid Robot, curry, snarkiness, late night and cable TV, funny and/or offensive t-shirts, vintage everything, rock posters, scooters, flip flops, rad stuff in general.

    Fave shops/sites/blogs: buzzfeed, reddit, travelzoo, texts from last night, sur la table, ModCloth, Fred, whatever Scoutmob is pushing on any given day, CB2, any of the Unique LA vendors

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  41. I think I'll give this a try...

    Name: Casey

    Email Address: cjbloom2@gmail.com

    Do you use any social media? I'm private on Instagram (bloomcasey), Twitter, (@bloomcasey) and Facebook. I do have a Pinterest though, if it helps - www.pinterest.com/bloomcasey

    What are your interests? Drinking coffee or chai tea. Reading blogs. Scrapbooking (Smashbook and Project Life). Binge watching tv seasons on Netflix. Reading/Listening to books on CD (on my commute to work). Design (past yearbook editor/present yearbook adviser). Pinning pretty things. Floral designs/patterns. Antique shopping. Sends cards to others. I think that covers the basics...

    Favorite shops: Paper Source. Uncommon Goods. Anthropologie. Target. ModCloth. Loft. Vintage/Thrift stores. Hello Apparel. Little Hip Squeaks. American Apparel (hoodies and headbands). Urban Outfitters.

    Sites: Pinterest. Twitter. Buzzfeed. People. E Online. Thought Catalog.

    Blogs: Sometimes Sweet. Smile and Wave. A Beautiful Mess. Elisa Blaha. Bleubird Vintage. Little Chief Honeybee. Jen Hatmaker. Delightfully Tacky.

    I think that's it.

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  42. Yay!!
    Norma: sixaguilars@gmail.com
    Instagram: nrmglr
    FB: Norma Hernandez Aguilar
    Tumblr: nrmglr
    Pinterest: Norma Aguilar
    Flickr: sixaguilars
    Likes: thrift stores, estate and garage sales, gardening, Jesus, old papers like maps/books/music, stamps, Sharpies, fine glitter, little spoons, vintage pillowcases, vintage material, air plants, birds, Big Hunks, Hot Tamales, crocheting, snail mail, envelope art, zines, vintage, earrings...I think I've said enough. Not into: chocolate, girly lacey fluff stuff- thanks!
    Favor sites: Pintetest, Reading my Tea Leaves, Etsy, Decor8, Design Sponge, Posie Gets Cozy, The Murmuring Cottage, myutmost.org, Oh Hello Friend.

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  43. Such fun!

    Kristin
    kristintibbils@gmail.com
    FB (kristin cavuto tibbils) & Pinterest (kristin tibbils)
    Interests: Jesus, vintage (everything from home stuff to clothes), home design, art esp photography & watercolor, homeopathy, gardening, reading the classics, listening to jazz & musical theatre records, cooking, homesteading, typography, calligraphy, pretty things, my babies (ages 3-10mos) and husband :)
    Favorite shops: Anthropologie, thrift stores
    blogs: style by emily henderson, design sponge, little green notebook, smile and wave, la la lovely, a cup of jo, mommypotamus, weed 'em and reap, the elliott homestead

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  44. Name: Tesia Trisnadi
    Email Address: listenandbreathe@gmail.com
    Do you use any social media?
    blog: www.listenandbreathe.com
    youtube.com/listenandbreathe
    instagram: @listenandbreathe
    Facebook: Facebook.com/listenandbreathe
    What are your interests?
    photography, packaging, dark lip colors. statement necklaces. lifestyle, cafes, type print, jokes, letters.
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs:
    www.abeautifulmess.com
    anthropologie
    freepeople
    brandy melville
    papyrus
    urban outfitters
    mr. kate
    clothesencounters
    beautycrush (youtube UK)
    a daily something


    can't wait to start shopping and packaging gifts!!

    xx,-t

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  45. Name: Meghan
    Email: meghanhibbett@gmail.com
    Social Media: Pinterest (dianabarry444)
    Interests: knitting, tv, reading, crafts, glitter, stationary, gift wrapping, throwing parties, giving gifts, anthropologie, spools of thread, sewing, embroidery, easy, costume jewelry, art, paper, etc...
    Blogs: The Pleated Poppy, Jones Design Company, Kasey Buick

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  47. So fun!!

    Name: Rachael
    Email: daisy161019@msn.com

    Social media: daisy161019 on instagram and pinterest
    Interests: reading ya books (love them), cooking, baking, stationery (I teach junior high) I always want things for class, running, sports, movies, music (dave barnes and ray lamontagne are my favs!), makeup and body care, subscription boxes, I love getting mail!!

    Blogs: mysubscriptionaddiction, theshineproject, abeautifulmess
    Stores: TARGET!! My favorite store, h&m, forever 21, athleta

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  48. Name: Denise
    Email: atari23182@yahoo.com
    Social Media: atari23182 (Instagram) & dearandloved (Pinterest)
    Interest: Baking, Stationary, Papercutting, volunteering, giving back, crafts, diy, i love vintage and handmade stuff, love crocheting goods, sewing, watercolor, polka-dots, favorite children's book where the wild things are and The Giving Tree, Snoopy and Woodstock, Edward Gorey, Military stuff (my brother was killed 4 years ago so anything that honors Army and Marines), music (of monster and men, coldplay,the xx, bon Iver etc...)
    Favorite Shops: TARGET!!, ETSY!!,OH HELLO FRIEND, Urban Outfitters,Shop Ruche, Modcloth, Shabbyapple,

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  49. This sounds fun! Happy Holidays everyone!
    Name: Phoebe

    Email: justlikelead@gmail.com

    Social media: beefylittlebird on pinterest, plumbumpress on twitter

    What are your interests? Letterpress! I have a small letterpress studio. Reading, food, skiing/snowboarding, crafts, travel, design.

    Favorite blogs: Besides Oh Hello Friend? ;-), Oh Joy, Creature Comforts, Wit&Whistle

    Favorite shops: west elm, Muhs Home, Izola, Madewell, Anthropologie, J. Crew, Crate&Barrel

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  50. Name: Haein
    Email: Hwang.haein@gmail.com
    Instagram: haeinh
    Interests: photography, stamps, wrapping paper, stationary, thin .05 or thinner pens, mason jars, rustic interior decorations, journaling, decorating. I love having people over for meals. I'm really into lights and bulbs and wood. I love cute aprons and I bake almost everyday!
    Favorite shops: urban outfitters, oh hello friend ;), esty, anthropology,
    Amazon, apt therapy

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  51. I'm so excited about this!

    Name: Cassie Mastrangelo
    Email Address: casandra.mastrangelo@gmail.com
    Blog: www.missmyrtlevintage.com
    Instagram: CasanLynn
    Interests & Likes: snail mail, vintage, dogs, reading, travel, crafts, stationary, thrift finds, nautical, doll making, washi tape, rubber stamps, owls.
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: Anthropologie, Paper Source, Oh Hello Friend, Bleubird Blog, A Beautiful Mess, Skunkboy Creatures, The House That Lars Built.

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  52. Name: Catherine
    Email Address: catherinelouise@Rocketmail.com
    Do you use any social media? aanditsallaboutme.blogspot.com
    What are your interests? I like everything, I live in a small village in thr country. I own pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese! I love vintage, floral and glitter.
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: I love vintage shops and looking through charity shops!

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  54. Name: Denysia Yu
    Email Address: denysiayu@gmail.com
    Do you use any social media? http://thatlaitgirl.com, http://instagram.com/denysiayu, http://twitter.com/thatlaitgirl, http://facebook.com/thatlaitgirl
    What are your interests? Making cute things for my little online shop. Photography, Beauty items, fashion, reading, food, crafting, and traveling.
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: I love anything vintage, Oh Hello Friend's shop, anything from Etsy!

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  55. Name: Canndy Pan
    Email Address: canndypan@gmail.com
    Do you use any social media? www.facebook.com/CraftingSupplies / http://www.pinterest.com/papawaii/
    What are your interests? crafting, watching tv, reading blogs, graphic design,
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: Love crafting blogs, pickyourplum,

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  56. I just wanted to say thank you for including the pic of my mini pot advent calendar! You are the sweetest!!!!
    xo
    Alix

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  57. Name: Sarah S.

    Email Address: sdeegan1012@sbcglobal.net

    Do you use any social media? instagram: sms0627 pinterest: sms0627 facebook

    What are your interests? crafting, being a new mama, antiques, thrifting, lace, collecting milk glass and enamelware, craft shows, making jewelry, rubber stamps, collecting lp records,

    Favorite shops/sites/blog: ohhellofriend, freshlypicked, thiefandbandit, saltcityemporium, anthropologie, littlebabygarvin,

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  58. Name: Sarah Wilde
    Email Address: itsawildelife@gmail.com
    Do you use any social media? instagram: mrs_wilde, pinterest: SarahWilde01, blog: itsawildelife.com (just getting it started, so be nice!)
    What are your interests? I am a stationery designer and LOVE typography and graphics and all things paper. My style has been described as "clean bohemian" not sure how accurate that is, but I'll take it!
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: Love anthro, madewell, restoration hardware

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  59. Name: Tina

    Email: Stork5499@aol.com

    Social Media: Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/tina.s.blair,
    Instagram- tblair27,
    pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/briarpatch

    Interest: Blessed mom to three young girls! Country gal, love wood, antiques, crafts, metal stamping, and photography. Favorite thing about the holiday’s are Christmas cards! Haven’t had much time with a newborn, but I really would like to get the creative juices flowing again.

    Favorite sites: Pinterest, crafting sites, Silhouette, Junkin’ and TJ Maxx/Home Goods, Hobby Lobby, Pottery Barn

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  60. This sounds so cool! I've never participated in something like this but would love to try.
    Name: Rena
    Email Address: rchandsa (at) thecheesethief (dot) com
    Do you use any social media? Yes, www.thecheesethief.com
    (blog/instagram/twitter/facebook)
    What are your interests? I love cute things, miniatures, novelty, nail polish, random things, funny things, things that make me laugh, unique, one of a kind things, old things, new things, tea, food,
    Favorite shops/sites/blogs: I love all blogs, top 6 on my reader: ohHelloFriendBlog, Oh Happy Day, young house love, sf girl by the bay, poppy talk, damask love.

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  61. Awwww, I just saw this today! Danni, can you squeeze me in or have you already reached 50 participants? I have really enjoyed doing the swaps in the past and will try for a Christmas one if you coordinate one and I am not able to participate in this advent one.

    Thanks!
    Sarah

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  62. I just saw this today as well! If you can squeeze one more in, I'd love to participate.

    Carol Bodin
    bodinette@gmail.com

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  63. Did these get assigned? I haven't heard back about this. Really looking forward to it!

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