November 30, 2011

Sugar & Spice #87

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November 29, 2011

Shabby Apple is here with another Giveaway!

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With the Holidays approaching we're all looking for a special little number to wear to all the soirĂ©es, right?  Enter Shabby Apple, an online boutique for women's dresses.  They have all sorts of styles of dresses and skirts perfect for every shape and size!  I'm lucky enough to own the Marseilles (on sale now, go check it out!) and I love it!  The quality is great, the length is perfect and the fit was right on (I went with a size smaller than usual following Shabby Apple's "Fits Generously" note in the description).
 
Today is your lucky day!  You can enter for a chance to win your VERY OWN Shabby Apple Dress!
 
Up for grabs today is this GORGEOUS Nothin' Like a Dame Shift Dress:


Isn't that color divine and PERFECT for the Holidays?
 
I love the simplicity of the overall dress with that special little something around the neck, elegant yet understated.
 
And all you need to do to enter to win this amazing dress is "Like" Shabby Apple on Facebook, tell them seven thirty three sent you and then come back here and leave me a comment telling me you have done so. You will be happy you did because you will be in on special promotions and exlusive discounts!
 
For an extra entry, "Like" seven thirty three on Facebook while you are there and then come back and tell me you did (if you are already a FB fan, tell me that as well)!
 
Giveaway is restricted to US residents only and ends on Friday December 2 at 12:00 pm EST.
 
Happy Creating! ~Kim

November 28, 2011

Pom-Pom Monster Book Winner... FINALLY!

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Hi All!  Are you having a wonderful Cyber Monday?  This is usually one of my favorite shopping days of the year because I'm a HUGE online shopper (HelloooOOOooo Ebates!), but I had NOTHING to purchase today and really no time to look around, so I have to live vicariously through you guys this year!
 
Anyway, I am finally recovering from the bacterial infection I had last week.  PHEW!  I have never been so sick in my life.  I'm just glad I missed Thanksgiving and not Christmas!  I literally couldn't get out of bed, could you imagine not being able to watch the kids open their presents?  I would cry!  So now that I am slowly on the mend (still EXHAUSTED) I figured I better get some house keeping out of the way.
 
The lucky winner of the Klutz Pom-Pom Monster Book is:

Yvonne Woodstock!  Congrats and check your email!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Happy Creating! ~Kim

November 26, 2011

My Crafting Space!

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In case you missed my crafting space over on Taylor Made... being part of this series has spurred me to want to redo my basement and make it prettier.  The orange walls did not photograph that well - they really aren't that ugly!  We used this color to "warm" up the basement.  Since this space has morphed so much in the last year or two and it is now my steady crafting space/playroom, I'm ready to proceed with a makeover!  It might have to wait until after Christmas, but the ideas are literally BOUNCING around in my head.  UPDATE: My craft room transformation can be seen HERE.  It is TOTALLY different and I am in love.
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I must really love Taylor because I CAN'T believe I am sharing my embarrassing crafting area with all of you!  I don't really have a "room" but I have a corner of my finished basement that use to be my work desk, but since I've gone to a laptop I tend to work upstairs more, so I turned my desk into my craft area.

November 24, 2011

What are little boys made of? #87

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Happy Thanksgiving!  {Gobble, Gobble!}  Today is the first day I've actually forced myself to climb out of bed but I don't I will be eating any feasts today since I still have a temp and haven't eaten more than a toast a day the last four days.  Pretty sure this is the sickest I've ever been and it is horrible.  I miss my kids!  I've literally been sleeping the last 4 days away and haven't seen them except for picking them up at daycare which is a blur and I probably shouldn't have been driving!  Hopefully I'm on the mend and you are all enjoying your families today!
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November 23, 2011

Sugar & Spice #86

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November 22, 2011

Pom-Pom Monsters - A Klutz Giveaway

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Hey everyone, just wanted to let you all know I've been down for the count the last 3 days with an ear infection, viral infection and non-stop migraine.  I haven't been able to get out of bed to check emails, etc.  Please bear with me, especially if you are waiting for design items from me.  I do apologize for the inconvenience.

I loved making Pom-Poms as a child.  I first learned how in Brownies, and if you've been a long time seven thirty three follower, you may even remember I shared a tutorial with you on how to make them.  With my instructions, you get a perfect pom-pom, but the Klutz Pom-Pom Monster Salon book allows you to create perfectly coifed mop tops, afros, pigtails, and mohawks to name a few. Add tiny hair bows, punch-out feet, and foam horns and teeth for the final touches.

November 21, 2011

A Baby Doll Carrier

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I have been searching for a baby doll carrier for months for my youngest.  She is a total Baby Doll Girl.  In fact she has over 20 dolls in her bedroom as I type this.  And she plays with them all.  I thought it would be super cute to get her a Baby Bjorn style carrier but can't find any anywhere.  I did find this fantastic Bear Carrier from oliver + s but it is in their book and I didn't feel the need to spend $27.50 when I only wanted the one pattern (but if you are a seamstress check out the book it is pretty cool!).
 
So after a little brainstorming and having no success in finding a tutorial for a good carrier, I ended up coming up with my own.  I kick myself for not taking pictures as I went because this was so easy, anyone could make it!
 
I used scrap fabric, some batting and ribbon and this is the result:

November 19, 2011

A Hunting We Will Go.

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A little boy at my sons daycare goes hunting with his dad.  My son really knew nothing about hunting, but now he is making tree stands out of boxes and making finger guns to shoot deer.  Driving home one day he told me that he was going to ask his Grandpa (my FIL) to take him hunting.  We let Grandpa know this and he chuckled.  A few days past and my MIL called and said my FIL asked her if she would mind if they had Mason spend the night on Thanksgiving Eve.  He wants to have him spend the night, cook him breakfast and go out for a hunting expedition.  I thought it was the sweetest thing ever!  We agreed to let him go, but only if he had the appropriate attire, you know, BLAZING ORANGE!  Unfortunately we couldn't find a hunter orange vest for him ANYWHERE!  We even checked the big chain stores.  So, off to the internet I went to find a vest pattern and of course free is best.  I came across Leila & Bens Unisex Vest Pattern and thought it looked super simple.  
 
Hence the result of the Metro Hunter's Vest made of cotton and fleece fabrics:

November 18, 2011

Plaid Crafts Christmas Pack Giveaway Winner!

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The winner of the Plaid Crafts Christmas Pack is #90, Katie!  
Congrats and check your email!
Happy Creating! ~Kim

FFF: Only 36 Days.

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Did you know there are only 36 days left till Christmas?  With Thanksgiving next week I bet many of you are planning to start your Holiday decorating.  This is also the perfect time to create a new tree skirt to spiffy up your Christmas Tree and Randee's Organized Chaos has a super fabulous NO SEW tree skirt tutorial.  I'm serious, this thing is full of ruffly goodness!


 If you're in the market for a new tree skirt head over to the No Sew Tree Skirt Tutorial today!
Happy Creating! ~Kim

November 17, 2011

What are little boys made of? #86

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November 16, 2011

Sugar & Spice #85

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If you're not already a fan on Facebook - wait.  What?  You're NOT A FAN?  What the heck?  OK, no, just kidding, I'm not here to brow beat you!  LOL.  But if you aren't a fan, head over there to see the COOLEST Christmas tree I (and probably you) have ever seen... and I'm not saying that because I'm related to the person who created it, because technically I've never met her.  She is my mom's second cousin (and her name is Debbie).  As I've stated before people, we're a HUGE family, I have over 55 cousins of my own, who can keep track of all the seconds (although I do know some of them!).  Anyway, go check it out.  It's neat.  The end.  Well not really, link up your girl stuff and then the end.
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November 15, 2011

Giveaway with Plaid Crafts!

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Plaid Crafts is back today with a great Christmas prize pack!  This giveaway prize has a retail value of $40 and includes the following: 4 FolkArt holiday colors, 4 FolkArt Extreme Glitter holiday colors, Sparkle Mod Podge, and a Value Pack of 25 brushes (awesome!)!
 
Maybe you can put this prize to use for Plaid's Crafty Christmas Contest (starts November 18)! Plaid staff will select their favorite project of the week for 5 weeks and award a $50-value basket of Plaid products.  And it gets better: a grand prize winner will be picked from the previous weekly winners and will be awarded $100 and even more products from Plaid! 
 
TO ENTER (Leave a separate comment for each):
Tell me what you would use your prize pack for.
Follow seven thirty three
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 Giveaway ends on Friday at Noon EST.
 Happy Creating! ~Kim

November 14, 2011

Just sprucing things up!

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If you stopped by last week you may have noticed that I spruced things up around here.  I can design for other people no problem, but trying to think of a style and concept for myself is always harder... not sure why, just is!  I've never been really happy with my design, but I also never take the time to sit down and do anything about it.  But last week I finally did and I'm pretty OK with the end result.  I really like that I have my REAL signature too... Yup, folks!  That "Kim" is actually how I sign my name on a day to day basis... let's not try to forge my signature now, mkay?
 
I also really needed to update my profile picture.  The one I was using was a quick shot my hubby had taken while I was standing in my kitchen.  Nothing special.  My photog friend and I haven't been able to meet up to shoot me... my kids always end up in front of the camera instead.  Wonder why?  Probably cause they're cute?


{that would be Olivia's Peachy Keen Doll in the picture with her}

November 13, 2011

Post full of winners!

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Let's all take a minute to thank the wonderful sponsors of Creativity Week!  We had some great giveaway opportunities and below is a list of all the lucky winners!
 
Bundle of Fabrics with Sherrod Studio - #44 Taidyeoriginal
$30 Gift Certificate to Sweet December Hats - #6 Krystal
PET Ring by Designs by Kasia - #7 Lee
Custom Ornament by The Jolly Fat Elf - #34 hgrossman
Chalkboard Labels from Ginger Snaps -  #11 Jen@thecraftingfiend, #58 Megan, #25 Emily
$20 Gift Certificate to Dixie Bell Designs - #31 Brittney
$20 Gift Certificate to The Holiday Shop - #8 The Sieglaff Scoop
$15 Gift Certificate or Choice of Custom Hat from Salter Creations - #20 Mama Lusco

I have emailed all winners, so make sure to check yours!
Thanks to everyone for making Creativity Week such a success!
Happy Creating! ~Kim

November 12, 2011

Letters from Santa Revisted

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I hope you all had a great time with Creativity Week.  The giveaways are still open until tonight, so make sure to get your entries in! There were some great Christmas items shared this week!  Can you believe that we are already close to half way through November?  The Holidays are upon us! 

My kids and I were driving home from daycare earlier this week.  I was jamming to some music and listening to them chatting in the back seat.  They were jibber-jabbering away and then one of them says "Hmmmm.  I wonder when we'll get our letters from Santa?" and off they went about what the letters would say, and who would get coal and who wouldn't.


Isn't funny the things kids remember each year?  We are going to Santa's Village next weekend, so I'm going to wait until after that, and then I'll print up some letters and get them in the mail.  Can't disappoint them!

November 11, 2011

CW: Thanks for Giving Labels

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Hi there 733 Readers!


My name is Kristyn, and I blog over at Lil' Luna 
{which Kim designed!}.
I'm so happy to be here today.



I wanted to show all of you how to do a very
SIMPLE, CUTE and EASY
Thanksgiving Printable Gift Tag.
Don't know about you, but I'm especially GRATEFUL the month of November. There are so many cute and fun things you can make as a general Thanksgiving gift, but I wanted to come up with a tag that was specific to those who have offered service.
SO, a THANKS for GIVING gift. 

CW: Tu-Tu Tutorial with I {heart} Nap Time

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Hi Friends! I'm so excited to share this tu-tu tutorial for Creativity Week!
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I'm Jamielyn from I {heart} Nap Time where I blog about all things creative! I’m a hopeless chocolate addict. Sometimes known to eat chocolate chip cookie dough straight from the bowl. I’m a Mama to two chubbies and married to one sexy man. My days are full of chasing my little monkeys, cleaning messes (it’s like shoveling in a snow storm), Pinterest, snuggling, avoiding the ever-growing pile of laundry, e-mails, play-dough, crafting and wondering, “Is it nap time yet?!”

CW: A Giveaway with Salter Creations (and a discount code too)

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Our last giveaway for the week is a $15 Gift Certificate or a Choice of Custom Hat from Salter Creations, an Etsy Shop with the sweetest accessories.  Hats, necklaces, headbands and more!
 
I'm loving this little frog hat:

{If you like this one, you should see the lady bug hat!}

 

CW: Photo Gift Tags

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Hello everyone!  I'm Kierste, the girl behind {brown paper packages}, and I'm delighted to be here and a part of Creativity Week.  I absolutely adore Kim, and think she's super talented--crafty and blog design savvy.  Love her!
Honestly, I cannot believe that it's already November!  CRAZY.

Miracle of miracles, I am *almost* done with my Christmas shopping (yay!), which means it's time for the wrapping to begin! Often times it's just small and simple touches that gives gifts that extra little*something* that can make such a huge difference.

CW: Giveaway with The Holiday Shop

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Welcome to THE LAST DAY of Creativity Week!  I hope you have enjoyed this week full of creative goodies and giveaways. I want to take a minute to thank ALL of my guest bloggers for being willing to share their tutorials with all of us.  Crafting brings so much joy to me and to have other women share in that is something I truly treasure!  

Make sure to grab a button so that no one misses out!  AND check out the sidebar under Current Giveaways so that you give your chance to win some really great stuff (it's free and perfect for the upcoming Holidays)!  And don't forget to link up your boy projects with today's party!


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Today we have The Holiday Shop here offering seven thirty three readers a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to The Holiday Shop on Etsy!

November 10, 2011

CW: Noel Christmas Decor

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Hey everyone! I’m Amanda from Every Creative Endeavor and I am so excited to be here today for Creativity Week! Kim and I started blogging around the same time so it is always fun to be here and post a little something on her blog! Today I thought I would spread a little Christmas Cheer with a super easy project!
I was browsing the Pottery Barn website looking for some inspiration when I saw this:

CW: Giveaway with Dixie Bell Designs

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Dixie Bell Designs is here to offer seven thirty three reader's the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to their Etsy Shop.  What will you find at the Dixie Bell Designs Shop, you ask?  Adorable key fobs, belts and headbands!  These make great stocking stuffers, teacher or neighbor gifts, or just a little treat for yourself!  I have a key fob, and I tell you what, they are life savers for busy moms!  I use to loose my keys in my purse between wrangling up the kids and grabbing my purchases and such, but now I always know they are dangling on my wrist!

Check out some of these cute prints:

CW: Quilling with a Girl and a Glue Gun

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Hi! super excited to be here! love everyone named kim. i'm kinda
partial to it. (my name is kim...)

 and i blog over at a girl and a glue gun
where i make a bunch of crap..
and today is no exception....

What are little boys made of? #85

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Yesterday it was all about girls, but today we pay tribute to the men (big and little) in our lives!  Link up your boy-themed projects.  And let me know your thoughts - should we switch up the party name a little bit?  I realized it says LITTLE BOYS, but I don't want to discriminate against our BIG BOYS, so what are your thoughts?  Leave as is, or come up with a new party name? 


Also - just a quick note: You can come see my crafting space at Taylor Made today.  I am sort of embarrassed to show it off, but I think the public embarrassment has made me decide to redo my basement and my space!
 
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Party Guidelines: 1) please link to your blog post (not your blog main page) so people can go directly to your project and 2) Enter your blog name and in paranthesis add the name of your project so we can clearly see what it is 3) Don't forget, these should be BOY RELATED (Big Boy projects are accepted too)! AND PLEASE grab my button!

CW: Beach Plank Sign

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Welcome to DAY 4 of Creativity Week!  I hope you enjoyed yesterdays tutorials!  We have even more fun and craftiness in store for you today!  Make sure to grab a button so that no one misses out!  AND check out the sidebar under Current Giveaways so that you give your chance to win some really great stuff (it's free and perfect for the upcoming Holidays)!  And don't forget to link up your boy projects with today's party!

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Hello all you Seven Thirty Three folks! I’m Tam from Sew Dang Cute Crafts. I just love Kim! Not only is she a creative lady and an amazing blog designer (she did mine),  she’s such a nice person and I’m lucky to call her my friend.
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If you visit my site, you will find tutorials and projects that are mostly DIY and sewing. I’ve been remodeling/redecorating my house, so most of my projects have been related to that, but I do venture out in other areas – like paper crafting. Pretty much I just love to create!

November 9, 2011

CW: Croissants with the Fabulous Topsy Turvy!

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We are lucky to have Ashlee from Topsy Turvy here to share with us a delectable little treat! Don't you wish you could reach through the screen and eat this?  Since that isn't possible, Ashlee will show us how to make our own:
Pains-au-chocolate

CW: Decorating with Wheat for Thanksgiving

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I am so delighted to be guest posting on Kim's blog today as part of the fabulous Creativity Week!
 My name is Leslie and I have a little piece of blogland over at Night Owl Crafting

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I have 3 children, Brock 9, Jaylee 2, and  Daxen 7 months.
They bring me so much joy and keep me very busy.
I should also mention my sweet husband who puts up with my
crafting and blogging!

CW: Chalkboard Labels Giveaway

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Not only is Ginger Snap Crafts sharing a tutorial with us this week, but Ginger was also kind enough to offer up some chalkboard labels from her Etsy Shop, Ginger Snaps, which is full of vinyl labels, decor and so much more!
 

Sugar & Spice #84

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Even though we are enjoying a great Creativity Week, we can't miss out on our weekly parties!  If you are new here, today it's all about the girl!  Anything girly can be linked up.  And come back tomorrow so we can celebrate the boys!
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CW: Easy Snowman Cake Pop with a Giveaway!

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Welcome to DAY 3 of Creativity Week!  I hope you enjoyed yesterdays tutorials!  We have even more fun and craftiness in store for you today!  Make sure to grab a button so that no one misses out!  AND check out the sidebar under Current Giveaways so that you give your chance to win some really great stuff (it's free and perfect for the upcoming Holidays)!


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 Hey Everyone! My name is Jesseca, and I'm from Sweet Treats & Good Eats! I am SO excited to be over here at seven thirty three guest posting today!


The Holiday's can get pretty busy around my house. We have party after party, and just when you think the coast is clear, there's another party! And who goes to a party empty handed?

Well, usually me, but NOT anymore!

This year I'll be posting a bunch of easy, fun, and kid friendly holiday treats over on my site, and to kick off the festive season, I'm going to share a melted snowman cake pop tutorial with you!

I know what you are thinking.... 'Cake pops? So not easy....'

And my reply?

November 8, 2011

CW: {give thanks} blocks

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Hi! I'm Ginger, & I blog over at Ginger Snap Crafts
It's a fun place where I share my easy, simple & cute crafty ideas & projects. 
{Would love to have YOU drop by sometime!} 
{Ginger Snap Crafts}

CW: Custom Ornament Giveaway

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I really, really, really am happy to have Misty from The Jolly Fat Elf back with us for another Creativity Week.  Misty is a super talented woman that makes these gorgeous ornament creations.  My children each have one of their own and we actually leave them displayed all year long in their rooms... these things are just too pretty to put away!


CW: Moose Head Wreath Advent Calendar {with a Giveaway}

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My name is Kasia and I blog over at Designs by Kasia.  I would like to thank Kim for inviting me to be a part of the Creativity week. I hope that you enjoy the project that I prepared for you.

The time of Advent is probably the nicest time of the year. Each day there is something small hidden inthe calender. Last year as my daughter Tina was 2, she was very impressed with her first advent calender. The very first thing that she said each morning, was if she may open a bag. Until today she talks about it. Oh, it is so nice to be a child...

CW: Winter Wonderland... Ice Cream Cones!

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Welcome to DAY 2 of Creativity Week!  I hope you enjoyed yesterdays tutorials!  We have even more fun and craftiness in store for you today!  Make sure to grab a button so that no one misses out!


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Hey seven thirty three readers! I am so excited to be visiting Kim. I love Kim and I have her to thank for my super, cute blog! She is my favorite, most talented techie go to!

I thought I would share a little bit about me. My name is Tausha and I am a Sassy Gal! 

Or, at least I like to think I am. I have the blog, Sassy Style Redesign

November 7, 2011

CW: Giveaway with Sweet December Hats (and a discount too!)

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I am really excited to introduce you to Sweet December Hats, an Etsy shop specializing in... handmade Hats!  These really are the sweetest little hats... I mean, try looking at this without saying "awwww":


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