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Etsy Item of the Day: Hope & Joy Embroidery Hoops

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This set of wee hoops has been hand-stitched with lovely lettering spelling out “hope” and “joy.” At only 3″ in diameter, these simple & pretty embroidery hoops would work as ornaments on your tree, decorations for your wall, or as stocking stuffers. You can also purchase each hoop separately [“joy” here and “hope” here].
Hope & Joy Embroidery Hoops

Etsy Seller: letterhappy

Etsy Item of the Day: Whimsical Wreath


This whimsical wreath features yarn balls in hot pink, lime green, and turquoise, plus shiny coordinating ball ornaments. The wreath feels both cozy and fun, and it would be a great gift for a knitter or anyone who enjoys more unique holiday colour schemes. If you would prefer a more traditional colour palette, the shop also has a lovely red and green version.

Etsy Seller: Whimsy’s Workshop

Raymond Around the World: Portland

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Last year during the summer, Raymond had fun travelling to Brussels, India, and London, sampling local cuisine and taking in the sights. This year he did even more travelling, starting with Ventura, California in the spring. Over the summer, I was lucky enough to take several trips with Raymond, the first of which was to Portland, Oregon.

It had been a long time since I had visited Portland, and Raymond had never been there, so we had to hit up some of the classic spots. First off, we stopped by Powell’s Books, which occupies an entire city block and claims to be the largest independent bookstore in the world.

Raymond in Portland
Raymond about to venture across the street to Powell’s Books

Due to the size of the store and my love of books, we could’ve spent all day there. Raymond enjoyed the variety of books as well.

Raymond in Portland
Is Raymond giving a hint about where else he travelled to?

After checking out the bookstore, we wanted a snack, so we headed over to Voodoo Doughnut where they have dozens of doughnut flavours. Raymond wanted to try every single one of the doughnuts!

Raymond excited for his doughnut

Unfortunately Raymond and I were too busy chowing down on our doughnuts, and we forgot to take a photo with them! But, trust me, the doughnuts were yummy :)

“Mmmm!” says Raymond
Raymond eyeing the rotating case of doughnuts

Where else do you think Raymond went this year? Stay tuned to find out! :)

Etsy Item of the Day: Cozy Fingerless Gloves

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As Will our weatherman can tell you, it’s cold up here at the North Pole. On the particularly cold days, we elves keep our hands warm—but our fingers free for crafting and the like—with fingerless gloves. I like these cozy fingerless gloves in creamy grey because they would go with anything, plus the button is a nice accent.

Etsy Seller: Pixiebell
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