The Holiday Collective GiveawaySome of you might be out there getting all of your Christmas shopping done today – get it! And when you get back from the craziness, we teamed up with the ladies at The Holiday Collective to bring you a giveaway-a-day for the next 19 days! So relax with your computer and enter one of these each day! There are some amazing items that would make some pretty fantastic Christmas presents for yourself… or friends, I guess! 😉

Friday Nov. 27 | Design Improvised | $400 box of Martha Stewart Crafts supplies
Saturday Nov. 28 | Pars Caeli | $100 to Seedling
Sunday Nov. 29 | Fall for DIY | Silhouette Cameo ($300 value)
Monday Nov. 30 | Squirrelly Minds | $200 to SnapBox
Tuesday Dec. 1 | This Little Street | $200 to Anthropologie and a beauty assortment box
Wednesday Dec. 2 | Idle Hands Awake | $150 to Artfully Walls
Thursday Dec. 3 | A Bubbly Life | $250 to Pottery Barn Teen
Friday Dec. 4 | Alice & Lois | $200 to Banana Republic
Saturday Dec. 5 | This Heart of Mine | 4 pairs of Livie & Luca shoes
Sunday Dec. 6 | The Merrythought | 1 Mayfair and 1 Biddle from Brilliant Bicycles Co. ($588 value)
Monday Dec. 7 | Shrimp Salad Circus | $200 to Michaels
Tuesday Dec. 8 | Lovely Indeed | $150 to Social Print Studio
Wednesday Dec. 9 | A Girl Named PJ | $250 to BRIKA
Thursday Dec. 10 | Brepurposed | Welcome package & $100 to Spoonflower
Friday Dec. 11 | Damask Love | Cricut prize bundle
Saturday Dec. 12 | Hey There Home | $200 to Pottery Barn
Sunday Dec. 13 | Alice and Lois | Minted gift card
Monday Dec. 14 | Hello Lidy | A pair of Lotta from Stockholm clogs (Up to $200 value)
Monday Dec. 15 | Lulu the Baker | $200 credit to Design Life Kids

Each giveaway runs for three days! You can keep up with the giveaways by following along on Facebook.

Good luck, friends!!


Basket Tree Skirt @themerrythoughtIf you’ve been a reader for a while, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve been into keeping things simple, minimal and neutral around our homes. And we’re keeping with that trend with our Christmas decorating! We’re partnering with West Elm to share how to style and set up this Scandi-Chic Christmas tree. It’s perfect for small spaces – Caitlin picked out this cute mini tree for her apartment and with a few cozy items from West Elm, it’s perfect for bringing holiday cheer this Christmas season! Head on over to West Elm’s blog, Front + Main, for all the details!A Scandi-Chic Christmas Tree for Small Spaces @themerrythought for @westelmScandinavian Christmas Tree @themerrythoughtModern Christmas Tree Display @themerrythoughtAlternative Christmas Tree Display @themerrythoughtMinimal Christmas Tree @themerrythought for @westelm

Items c/o West Elm. All ideas, thoughts and opinions expressed are our own. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep us bringing new, fun content to you!

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 4:50 pm

    Kat - Where can you find a large basket like yours?ReplyCancel

    • Friday, November 27, 2015 - 12:09 pm

      Manda - Hi Kat – our basket is from Target!ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 6:29 pm

    Amy Lynn - I am really digging this :) I love having a big tree in my living room, but something like this would be perfect for my dining, bedroom or office :) very nicely done!ReplyCancel


Fall Basics @themerrythoughtFall @themerrythoughtRebekah Gough Jewelry @themerrythoughtFall @themerrythoughtHobo Bag @themerrythoughtFall @themerrythoughtFall @themerrythoughthat, old navy | necklaces, rebekah gough jewelry | shirt, old navy | purse, seed

This has been one of the warmest fall seasons we’ve had in recent years, and I’ve been loving it! (I was wearing sandals in November, which is crazy for around here – last year at this time we were having snow days and towns nearby were buried in snow!!) We recently were out taking some photos with a friend and since I know there’s going to be a lot of shopping happening over the next few weeks for so many, I wanted to share a few things that I have been loving lately – because they’d make great presents and should definitely be added to your wish list! 😉

First, these lovely necklaces made by our dear friend Rebekah – I have never received so many compliments on jewelry as when I wear her necklaces! My absolute favorite and the one I wear pretty much every day is my mama bear necklace. But when I feel like switching things up, these pretty ones paired together are a favorite too!

Second, this bag. Oh how I love this bag…but I love where it came from and who made it even more. An organization near & dear to my heart is SEED Livelihood – who use global partnerships to create livelihoods for people who may not have other opportunities in their local settings. I’ve met the directors of this organization and they’re amazing people doing amazing things! And this bag, this lovely vegan leather bag, made by women in East Asia, has been my everyday bag for the last few months. It’s got the perfect amount of pockets (even one the perfect size for my Kindle!!), and it’s $44 (they have a mini one too for cheaper)!! Getting the perfect bag + helping women make a living to support their families = winning!

Third, this hat! I’ve been wanting a hat like this forever, however I have a giant head and one size fits all is so not true! But thanks to Old Navy, who makes hats in different sizes, this girl finally got her hat! (I couldn’t find it online, I bought mine in the store, so maybe check a store near you?)

What have you been loving lately….I have a wish list that needs to get made and need some ideas!!:)

Photos by our lovely friend Charissa Tosh – who manages to make beautiful pictures even with someone as awkward as me!


DIY Chalkboard Advent Calendar @themerrythoughtAs promised, I’m back with another advent calendar this week! This one is for all of you that like to have a special activity each day throughout advent. Each day you cross out the date and choose an activity out of the envelopes below. I split ours up into “give”, “make”, and “do” categories but you can change these to fit whatever type of activities you like to do!
DIY Chalkboard Advent Calendar @themerrythoughtWhat you need:
-Plywood (Mine is 12″ x 44″)
-Chalkboard Paint
-Number Stencils
-White Paint
-Foam Paint Brush
-Washi Tape

How to make it:
-Paint the front of the plywood with two coats of chalkboard paint and let dry.
-Stencil the numbers onto the board using the white paint and foam brush.
-Tape envelopes below the numbers and fill each envelope with advent activities.
-Tie together some greenery and hang from the top of the board.
DIY Chalkboard Advent Calendar @themerrythoughtI used paint for the numbers so you can erase the chalk you use to cross out each day at the end of the season and save this to use again next year!
DIY Chalkboard Advent Calendar @themerrythoughtDIY Chalkboard Advent Calendar @themerrythoughtDIY Chalkboard Advent Calendar @themerrythoughtI you need some advent activity ideas, check out our wooden advent calendar post!

xo. Caitlin

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