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Happy happy New Year, dear readers! I can’t believe it’s 2016 already…and with that almost the middle of January. I’d better get cranking with my new year’s resolutions 😛 Do you have any?

Thank you thank you thank you all for your overwhelming response to our free printable 2016 calendar (here) – you guys are just blowing our minds! In just a few weeks nearly 30,000 of you from all over the world – a special olá to my new readers from brazil :) – have downloaded it. Wow! Jessica and I are so so thankful for your support. We loved getting your feedback so much that we decided to turn each page of our calendar to a digital version you can use on your computer/phone. We are a little late for January, sorry about that, but as always like to say, better late than later 😉 Download the free January 2016 desktop and phone wallpapers below. Happy new year again!

Download:
January 2016 wallpaper for your phone
January 2016 wallpaper for your PC
January 2016 wallpaper for your Mac (13 inch)
January 2016 wallpaper for your Mac (15 inch)

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Wallpapers created and copyrighted by Audrey of This Little Street (artwork) and Jessica of Coco and Mingo (calligraphy/layout). For personal and non-commercial use only. You are not allowed to sell these wallpapers in digital or print form, nor to distribute it in its original or in an altered form. Please link back to original post if you want to share – do not link directly to the file. Thank you!

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Another day another fabulous giveaway – this time with the lovely Bison Shop! Enter at the bottom of this post.

Here is the scoop – I have partnered with 9 amazing women for another giveaway series – the Dream Shop Collective. 9 Giveaways | 9 Blogs | 18 Days. All of the shops in this series are independently owned, with a focus on handmade, well-made and vintage and are just, well, lovely. These shops are run by women who pour their heart and soul into what they do and I couldn’t be prouder to support then via this giveaway collective….and so today I wanted to introduce you to Bison Shop.

Everything in theBison Shop is so simply beautiful and special, every item has so much character – the type of gift I am always so  happy to receive and to make, because this type of gifts means so much. The very special gifts, know what I mean? All pieces in the shop are carefully selected from makers + shakers across the country + are sustainable in nature whether they had a past life or were created using minimal materials. What else could you be asking for? Here are some of my favorite items in the shop.

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So now, let’s get to business – how about that giveaway we talked about?! And oh boy do I have a super fun prize for your from Bison shop for you. The gift pack includes:

1. 2016 Calendar by Quill and Fox

2. Handmade Leather Key Fob

3. Vintage Wooden Necklace

4. Handmade Bath Soak

5. Vintage Cocktail Glasses

Entering is super simple! Just follow the steps in the Rafflecopter below :) This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end December 8th at 11:59pm PST. Also, if you’d rather not enter the giveaway but would like to shop at Bison instead, here’s a little coupon so you can all get a 10% discount at checkout. Just use the code dreamshopcollective. Good luck y’all!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And make sure to check out the Dream Shop Collective website to follow along and enter the other amazing giveaways:

December 9Crumbbums will be giving away a prize from Vaux

December 11Pitchforks and Pomegranates will be giving away a prize from Windy Peak Vintage

December 13Pretty Little Fawn will be giving away a prize from Grain

December 15The Basic Goods will be giving away a prize from Seven Sisters

December 17Design Crush will be giving away a prize from Menagerie

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It’s finally December and I’ve got one big surprise to celebrate – an awesome giveaway with Anthropologie! I mean, does this make you happy or does this make you happy? :) Anthropologie is one of my favorite place to shop for gifts during the holidays and I am so excited to be teaming up with them as part of The Holiday Collective giveaway series. Today is your chance to win a $200 gift card + a box filled with beauty favorites from Anthropologie. Who’s excited?! Details on how to enter at the bottom of this post!

One of the reason I love getting my gifts at Anthro is HELLOOO, four kids here! I really don’t have time to go shopping all over town for hours. At Anthropologie I know I’ll find great gifts for just about everyone on my list. Their kids section is really small but it is so perfectly curated it hurts (my wallet). I am planning on getting a couple of the Fauna dolls for my littlest girls and the 50 States book for my big girls so we can plan our next road trips together :)

kids gifts at Anthropologie

The book selection is one of my favorite thing about Anthropologie.  I can’t go to their store without walking out with a book..or two or three. On my Christmas wish list? The Alice in Wonderland book illustrated by Anna Rifle Bond. Such a beauty! The Scandinavian Baking book is also very high on my list – my mother-in-law often buys me cooking books but they are in Danish and well, uhm, haha that gives pretty interesting results when I cook 😉 My brother is going to love this book because he just loves the stories, and for hubby this book so the girls stop making fun of him when he tries to speak French hehe 😉
great books at Anthropologie

Alright, so now, for the even better part of this post – the GIVEAWAY! Are you ready?

Enter in the Rafflecopter widget below – you get up to 10 entries to do as many you possible to up your chances of winning! Also, no cheating you guys 😉 We’ll be checking that the winner actually did what they said they did. And you just don’t want to do that, right? 😉 Giveaway open to residents of the US. The winner will be contacted via email within 48 hours and once confirmed winner will be displayed in the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck everybody!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Also, don’t forget to follow along all of the other fab giveaways for The Holiday Collective. Be sure to enter each day :)

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

This giveaway is sponsored by Anthropologie . All ideas and opinions in this post are my own.

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Alright alright try to not squeal, friends :) I know quite a few of you have been waiting for this post, by the look of my inbox. You guys have been emailing both the lovely Jessica (Coco and Mingo) and me left and right to see if/when we’d be sharing a new calendar for 2016 since you all liked last year’s calendar so much…and so, there it is!

This year has been such a big year for me with so many transitions – starting my pattern design business, launching my first collection, lining up first licensing deals (shhh!)….oh, and well, adding a 4th little girl to our family. You know. The little details  😉 I really wanted to design a calendar that reflects all that: a new season and the happiness I am feeling right now. My hope is that you smile BIG when you look at this calendar on your desk. 2016 is going to be oh so good, friends!

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As much as I loved our calendar last year, I think I might love this one even more. Once again <ahref=”http://cocoandmingo.com/” target=”_blank”>Jessica did an amazing job with the hand-lettering and the layout (she’s simply the best!) and I had so much fun designing the patterns/illustrations. My favorite pages must be April and May, but then again I am slightly biased 😉  Would love to hear your thoughts/favorites! I’ll be adding some of the patterns from this calendar to my Spoonflower shop soon for those of you who might want to have them as fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap.

We love seeing you guys show off your calendars on Instagram last year, so make sure to tag @jessicakeala and @thislittlestreet again when you post of picture on IG so that we can see your lovely pics :)

Click below to download and print the full printable 2016 calendar.

Each month is printable on 8.5 x 11″ (letter) paper. Print in high resolution on white, thick card stock for best results. A couple notes: I cut the white edges for a cleaner look, but the calendar is just as lovely with the white edges left after printing too. Also, the colors might show more saturated than they really are if you are looking at the pdf file on your phone but don’t be scared – we optimized the file so that the colors will print best. Enjoy, friends!

Calendar and wallpaper created and copyrighted by Audrey of This Little Street (artwork) and Jessica of Coco and Mingo (calligraphy/layout). For personal and non-commercial use only. You are not allowed to sell this calendar in digital or print form, nor to distribute it in its original or in an altered form. Please link back to original post if you want to share this calendar – do not link directly to the file. Thank you!

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Hi all! Hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving :) We are SO stuffed and now the girls are just wanting EVERYTHING Christmas to start – no time shall be wasted 😉 Talking about not wasting time – how about we don’t wait until Christmas to send gifts your way? The holiday Collective giveaways are starting today and will be going on every day until December 15 – you don’t want to miss out! No 24 Merry Days this year so I can have more time to focus on this little (big!) family this holiday season – but I will be back at it next year and this year instead I am taking part of the Holiday Collective giveaways so you guys don’t miss out :) My giveaway will be next Tuesday and I am beyond excited to be giving away a $200 gift card to Anthropologie + a beauty box filled with Anthro beauty favorite. How about that for spoiling you?! So make sure to stop by the blog again next week. Also, make sure to check out all of the other fab giveaways on the friends’ blogs, starting today:

Nov. 27 (today!)- Design Improvised is giving away a $400 box of Martha Stewart Crafts supplies
Nov. 28 – Pars Caeli is giving away $100 to Seedling 
Nov. 29 – Fall for DIY is giving away a Silhouette Cameo ($300 value)
Nov. 30 – Squirrelly Minds is giving away $200 to SnapBox
Dec. 1 – This Little Street is giving away $200 to Anthropologie and beauty assortment box
Dec. 2 – Idle Hands Awake is giving away $150 to Artfully Walls
Dec. 3 – A Bubbly Life is giving away $250 to Pottery Barn Teen
Dec. 4 – Alice & Lois is giving away $200 in Banana Republic shop cards
Dec. 5 – This Heart of Mine is giving away 4 pairs of Livie & Luca shoes
Dec. 6 – The Merrythought is giving away 1 adult bicycle & 1 kid’s bicycle from Brilliant Bicycle Co. ($588 value)
Dec. 7 – Shrimp Salad Circus is giving away $200 to Michaels
Dec. 8 – Lovely Indeed is giving away $150 to Social Print Studio
Dec. 9 – A Girl Named PJ is giving away $250 to BRIKA
Dec. 10 – Brepurposed is giving away a welcome package & $100 to Spoonflower
Dec. 11 – Damask Love is giving away a Cricut prize bundle
Dec. 12 – Hey There Home is giving away $200 to Pottery Barn
Dec. 13 – Alice & Lois is giving away a $200gift card to  Minted 
Dec. 14 – Hello Lidy is giving away a pair of Lotta from Stockholm clogs (up to $200 value)
DEc.15 – Lulu the Baker is giving away $200 credit to Design Life Kids

Each giveaway will run for 3 days. Don’t miss your chance to enter by following along with our Facebook page and checking back at our giveaway page! You can also follow along on Instagram :) Good luck, friends!

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Have you all heard about the Holiday Collective, this rad holiday pop blog where me and 24 of my favorite blogger friends are sharing holiday DIYs, recipes and maybe just maybe some rad giveaways starting soon?! We’re rust trying to rock your holiday season, you know? :) Anyway, if you haven’t checked it out yet, you’d better head over there right now because today is my day to share a little DIY – find out how I made these winter wonderland advent calendar jars here on the Holiday Collective. They are so easy to make and your little ones are gonna love them comes December first. :) Have an amazing Thanksgiving weekend, y’all! I’ll see you all next week with some pretty great surprises if I can say so myself 😉

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free printable holiday tags by This Little Street and Coco + Mingo

How about some free printable holiday tags to make up for not showing up on this blog the past month? :)

My partner in crime, the lovely Jessica from Coco + Mingo, and I decided to make your holidays extra pretty this year and made these free printable holiday gift tags for you dear readers, just because you’re awesome. All you need now are the presents to go with them, am I right? :) I know I’d better get that Christmas shopping going! As usual, Jessica worked her amazing hand-lettering magic, while I worked on the patterns and graphics. I absolutely love how they turned out and hope you love them just as much! Also, want to know a little secret? Jessica and I may or may not be working on our 2016 free printable calendar (thousands of you downloaded our 2015 edition edition!), and we may or may not share it with you early next 😉

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We made it super easy for your guys – all the download links are below. Just print and cut the tags along the lines.You can choose to print these tags single-sided or double sided – they will turn out great either way :) I’d recommend to choose the high quality settings on your printer and print them on thick card stock paper for best results! Also, for all of you guys who like to use Avery products, we made an Avery version of our printable  tags to make it even easier for you.  Enjoy and let us know what you think!

PS:  If you post a picture of the tags on Instagram, make sure to tag me @thislittlestreet and use the #thislittlepattern hashtag so that I can see all your gorgeous gifts :)

Round holiday tags (Print and Cut out version)
Rectangle holiday tags (Print and Cut out version)
Round Holiday stickers (for Avery template 22807)
Rectangle holiday tags for Avery template 22802

free printable holiday tags

These gift tags are not for distribution or resale. We love it when you talk about our work, but please link back to this original post if shared! Hand-lettering by Jessica from Coco + Mingo and artwork/patterns by yours truly.

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DIY reusable book covers made with fabric
Alright friends, so this post was originally meant to go up when school started, buuuuuut you know, life and a baby happened and there you go :) Still, I figured you could use this idea in case you still have some school books to cover up – or for next year! These DIY reusable fabric book covers are washable and reusable from one year to another and are so easy to  make. Make them once and then you’re set every year! I remember being young and the hours it would take us every year to cover our school books with my mom. Not my favorite memories! Problem solved here :)
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If you are a beginner at sewing this is a perfect project to practice that straight stitch. You can use new fabric or totally repurpose old shirts! I used some of the prints in my new California dreaming collection to cover some of my own books that really didn’t have a great cover – ready for the easiest of all tutorials?!

What you need

– Fabric: fat quarters are great for this project. You need pieces of fabric that are as tall as your book and 3.75 to 4 times the width of your book – more or less. Best to use fabric that has some stretch to it – a knit or even better, a lycra fabric. That extra stretch your the advantage of reusing the covers that are slighting different in size!
– Sewing machines + thread

how to reusable book cover with knit fabric

What you do

1. Cut your fabric as tall as your book and 3.75 to 4 times the width of your book, more or less.
2. Put your fabric right side up, and fold the left side over to just about the middle of the rectangle. Repeat with the right side. You should have about an 3/4 of an inch as shown in the picture above.
3. Saw the folded fabric along the bottom and top on each side. Flip the fabric inside out and you have your new cover!

PS. For a cleaner finish and longer lasting cover, use a serger to sew the edges!

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a little French cottage

Hi friends – miss me yet? 😉 Sorry I’ve been away this passed month, this whole having-a-newborn-and-a-handful-more-siblings is no joke, really! But all things considered we are doing terrific :) The little lady is starting to sleep through the night already so I am getting my sanity back….hope I am not jinxing myself here! I’ll share more pictures and a little update of our life as a family of 6 (in the meantime you can follow me on Instagram here), but today I wanted to share something I’ve been wanting to talk to you guys about for a long time: we’re finally starting to renovate the little family farm in France with my parents to turn it into the coziest of cottages! Gaaaah can you hear me squeal from where you are? 😀

I am so beyond excited about this project and I thought I’d document the process and show you everything we’re going through with the farm…so, what d’ya say? :)

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This place mean a lot to my entire family, and not only because it’s so charming. This little farm used to be a working farm and it’s been in the family for a few generations now. My grandmother had a garden there and there wasn’t a week she wouldn’t bring us kids there. Every Spring I watched snowdrops invade the nearby meadow, and every summer was filled running around the fields with my cousins, making forts in the trees while my aunt and uncles harvested the wheat. Nothing’s been really done with the buildings in decades, and the goal here is to give it a new life so that my brother (who lives in Switzerland) and I can stay there with our respective families when we go back home to visit.

But guys, beware before you see the pics, there is a lot of work that needs to be done!!! My dad redid the roof years back because it was in a very bad shape, and he also sort of finished up a room downstairs – as in, there is concrete floor instead of dirt floor, haha 😉 We don’t even have to demolish too much, because there wasn’t much in there – It’s pretty much just a shell right now waiting for us to do some magic. Here are some pictures of the house as of this summer when I went back with the girls. Ladies and gentleman, I give you le full tour!

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DIY reversible fabric storage bin
Am I the only one always running out of storage space? I swear, I declutter one day and the next toys are overflowing again – and it’s not like we buy a lot of them. I am a big fan of having “everything in its place and a place for everything” – my mind can’t function otherwise…oh my how I’ve changed since my teenage years, my mother would be so proud 😉 But with 6 people living in our house, we have to keep chaos under control :) So to help with that I just made a bunch of these cute reversible storage bins using the fabric from my California Dreaming fabric collection – which you can read about here and purchase here on Spoonflower – and wanted to share the sewing tutorial for these storage bin with you all!

DIY reversible fabric storage bin for plantsDIY reversible storage bin with handles DIY reversible storage binDIY reversible storage fabric bin with handles

These bins are so versatile, they are simply the best – and easier to make than you’d think!I made few small ones and one big one with leather handles – I am showing as a planter in this post but we’re now using for toy storage in our living room and it’s perfect for that too.

Click here for the full tutorial!

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