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8 handmade finds for your best 2018

We have big plans for 2018 and a list of resolutions to prove it. How do you motivate yourself to stick to your goals? We have a roundup of 8 local finds which are great for helping us meet our goals and for rewarding ourselves for our achievements. 

1. Track goals with pretty stationery from Kat French Design. We love this to-do list notepad (and the calendar notepad above) for helping us knock out our daily and monthly tasks. 

2. Keep things tidy and smelling fresh with soy wax candles from The Pig and the Peacock. This one in Lemongrass Sage is uplifting with garden and citrus notes that leave us feeling refreshed and energized. 

3. Recover from workouts and practice self-care with a bath bomb from Whipped Up Wonderful. This Honey Almond bomb is made with hand-ground honey and oat powders that will pamper your skin and is thought to reduce the signs of aging. Yes, please!

4. Take better care of your skin with soothing lotion from Sasha's Hand Poured. We love this silky Spearmint Eucalyptus lotion for winter. 

5. Make more meals at home. Pro tip: We hear good things about the Instant Pot. Don't forget a cute apron while you whip up something yummy. We love the selection from Mia Maria.

6. Feed your friendships. Send your friends some real mail and let them know you're thinking of them. When is the last time you got some happy mail? Didn't it feel great? We love the Texas Knit notecards from Tokodots

7. Remember to meditate. The Texas Zen Garden from SurlyBunny has everything you need. 

8. Keep a journal in 2018. We love these personalized leather journals from Ox & Pine

Here's wishing you all a magical and adventurous 2018! We hope you have a good one. 

Sponsor Spotlight: Regal Cottage

Are you ready to take a royal adventure? Regal Cottage will deliver. Regina's beautiful toys are the perfect way to delight a child this holiday season. And parents will love you for choosing from a maker who uses certified organic cotton, eco-felt and vintage fabrics.

We are over the moon to have Regal Cottage as a sponsor for the Jingle Bash. Regina's sweet handmade toys are both classic and modern. She has lovingly created perfect items for young ones. (She's an expert on children! She has four.)

We adore Regal Cottage. "I love knowing that my toys will bring joy to children and their families while also helping to repair the world," Regina said.

Be sure to stop by Regina's booth at the Jingle Bash November 15, 2014. We are sure you will find something to love. Want to see more? You can follow Regal Cottage on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Sponsor Spotlight: Freckled Chicken

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what Freckled Chicken is made of. And we love it! Holly's adorable handmade pieces are sure to bring a smile to little girls this holiday season. We are so happy to have Holly as a sponsor of the Jingle Bash this year.

Holly earned a degree in fashion and spent much of her career focused on grownup clothes. Then she began making clothing for her daughter and something magical hatched. “I have to say children’s wear is a lot more fun,” she said. Looking for something specific? Holly offers custom pieces too.

You can shop the Freckled Chicken booth at the Jingle Bash 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 15, 2014. And you can browse some of her lovely creations on Instagram and Facebook.

Sponsor Spotlight: K8made

We are thrilled to have Kate of K8made as a sponsor of the 2014 Jingle Bash. The holidays are almost here, and we know lots of ladies who would love to find one of Kate's beautiful pieces under the tree.
K8made bags are sold in boutiques across the country and are especially popular for bridal parties and brides. 

She is also a big supporter of independent artists. She loves to buy handmade when shopping for gifts for friends and family. “When you buy handmade, you’re guaranteed to get a unique product that was made with care and purpose,” Kate said. 
We couldn’t agree more. You can follow K8made on Instagram and Twitter for behind-the-scenes scoops on Kate's upcoming projects. And be sure to visit the K8made booth at the Jingle Bash on November 15, 2014.

Gift Ideas for Dad

Hey there! Mother's Day has come and gone, but now it's Dad's turn to be in the spotlight. Get him something really cool for Father's Day (June 17th)! Dads can sometimes be a little hard to shop for. If you're having some trouble deciding what to get him, here are some great gift ideas I put together from Etsy Dallas.

1 // Steak Plush by Midnight Snack - $25

2 // Folk Yeah Tee by Dowdy Studio - $24

3 // Feather Tee by 75 Apparel - $25

4 // San Fransisco Photo Block by Pamplemousse1983 - $25

5 // Paul Newman Canvas Print by sozadesigns - $229

6 // Handmade Gun Soap by The Pig And The Peacock - $4.50 (set of 3)

7 // Custom Family Portraits by Local Honey - starting at $45

8 // "Father" Periodic Table Apron by Yellow Bug Boutique - $28

9 // "Beer" Periodic Table Koozie by Yellow Bug Boutique - $8

10 // Linocut "Big Red" Print - 9x12 - by Honeycomb Print Shop - $35

Hope this has helped! Make sure you let Dad know how much he means to you. 

xo! Kelly Christine from Local Honey