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I'm so glad you are here. I'm Elizabeth and this is the blog. This is the space I tend to. The place I share my heart and our stories. I pack these pages full of tips, stories, adventures, travels, outfits, and recipes. It's a little bit of everything and a whole lot of me. My hope is that these words & photos would encourage & inspire you. That being here will brighten things at least a little bit. Please stick around & explore. There is something here for everyone! Click through the categories below for more! 

Holiday Gift Guide

i have been dreaming up this holiday adventure for awhile now and collecting some of my favorite small business and handmade shops. seriously, these are all such exciting, creative, wonderful shops! be excited because all these shops have offered exciting discounts for your Christmas shopping experience! the coupon code for all the shops in the Holiday Gift Guide is OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 and runs until Dec. 25th unless otherwise noted. 
every Tuesday leading up to Christmas i will be highlighting some of my favorite items from each of these shops. look out for ideas for her, for him, for the littles, and for you. and if you are participating in the Great Christmas Exchange, you might find some great discounted goodies to get for your Secret Santa! 
OAK + OATS GIFT GUIDE

all your wrapping and party needs for the holidays are taken care of at this one stop shop. seriously, pick your colors and themes and you are good to go. i am thinking gold will be my color this year – gold accents at my holiday parties, gold wrapping, gold strings… it all sounds so lovely! 
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 15% off your purchase of $20 or more. 

this shop has everything you need to deck the halls for any Christmas gathering or party! Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe create wonderful, personalized eatable cake and dessert toppers at affordable prices! have the cutest cupcakes at the cookie exchange this year!
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 10% off your purchase! 

THREE:: jess vartanian
i love this eco friendly art & design. all prints are printed on 100% recycled paper and all 10% off all profits go to helping the world build sustainable energy. you will love her map prints and animal cards.
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 10% off your purchase. 

my love for Julie’s shop started when i was her counselor at the wonderful world of Eagle Lake. i had no idea how talented she was at making chunky scarves (my FAVORITE) until her etsy shop popped up in my news feed. so then, just like any normal girl would do, i pinned them on pinterest. then i saved my allowance, bought one, and now am sharing the joy! 
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 15% off your purchase! 



Sarah Grace’s little shop is packed full with bridal additions, fun decorations, and festive Christmas cards. this girl is so sweet and uses her skills to craft one of a kind prints!
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 25% off your purchase! 




many of you have already fallen in love with my personalized initial necklace (including myself!) that came from Isn’t That Sew Handmade. this wonderful shop is filled with personalized and unique jewelry. the shop desires to bring life to old things and uses recycled leather and metal for many of their designs!
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 20% your purchase! 


Lost in Travels is a blog written by a wonderful world traveling couple. she blogs about their adventures and he takes stunning pictures of there adventures. you can find some of their favorite prints in their print shop. Chelsea has reduced ALL of the prints in her shop 20% for the Oak + Oats Gift Guide. no additional code is needed. the prices will go back to their original price Dec.26th. 

EIGHT:: Elah Tree
Elah Tree handmade bags, clutches, and wallets are sewn and crafted with care. they are designed to inspire and encourage you to be creative and live life to the fullest. her designs fit many personalities and styles! i have adored getting to know Samantha and you should get to know her too!
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 25% off your purchase! 


moons & junes sells the sweetest mobiles. it all started when she was pregnant with her little. she crafted a beautiful nursery but realized she was still missing a mobile. she looked around and couldn’t find anything that fit her dreams so she started crafting. before long, her house was full of mobiles.
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 20% off your purchase! 


i have been a big fan of the parcel post company ever since it opened (a couple weeks ago). this shop is bringing the magic back to the mailbox. give a gift that keeps on giving!
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 10% off any box order of three months or more!
ELEVEN:: mercy ink
a portion of all sales on mercy ink go toward helping Laura’s family adopt. she has such a beautiful heart and that is reflected in her prints and art work
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 20% you purchase! 
TWELVE:: rivers and roads
it is no secret how much i love this lady and her print shop. check out the great cards and inspirational prints she has in her store – perfect for you, for her, for him, and for your littles!
Megan has reduced ALL of the prints in her shop 20% for the Oak + Oats Gift Guide. no additional code is needed. the prices will go back to their original price Dec.26th. 

the infinity scarves that are in this shop are some of the cutest i have ever seen. this momma creates scarves for you, your man, you bestie, and you littles so that she can stay at home with her little ones during the day! 
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 15% off your purchase! 


FOURTEEN:: naptime diaries

Naptime Diaries is a lovely shop & blog that introduced me to the whole blogging world. they are a family owned & operated print shop that seeks to help you as you creatively write scripture on the walls of your home. they love God’s Word, color, and lots of coffee.
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 15% off your purchase! 



FIFTEEN:: this girl design
if you are looking at sprucing up your blog design as a little gift for you, this is the place to go! her clean, bright, unique designs are just what you need to drive a little traffic to your site and create a place that reflects you! 
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 30% off blogger templates! 
this shop is filled with a variety of things to add sparkle to your life. she wants to recreate that feeling you have standing in the middle of anthropologie by adding a little zest to each of her items. 
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for %25 off our purchase!

SEVENTEEN:: mr. & mrs. toews
this little crochet shop has some perfect things for your littles winter. enjoy hats & blankets crocheted with love & care.
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 15% off your purchase! 




EIGHTEEN: bespangled
i recently just discovered Jess and her little shop. she fills her store with handcrafted and quality jewelry to fit each occasion. she hopes you will find that something to warm your heart and put a bounce in your step!
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 15% off your purchase! 

NINETEEN: sewing sunflowers
many of you have heard a lot about sewing sunflowers! i love this shop so dearly! jenna is so talented and makes anything you can dream up. i always turn to her for baby showers! she has put together a special shop with discounted items just for Oak + Oak readers! there is no coupon code needed – all items are already discounted 10%!

TWENTY: milk + crown
milk + crown creates everyday jewelry with a personal touch. they seek to empower women by instilling beauty into their lives through quality, handcrafted jewelry that is simple, delicate, and modern.
use code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013 for 12% off your purchase! (for the 12 days of Christmas!)

TWENTY ONE:: oak + oats
and just because i want to join in all the fun, i am offering 35% off any advertising package until Christmas Day using the code: OATSGIFTGUIDE2013. you can read all about my advertising packages and sign up for one here. i have lots of fun things planned for the holidays so now is an exciting time to join the team! 
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  • Megan McIlvaine

    this is the best day ever. christmas is so much fun!!!! can't wait to start shopping…oh wait, i already have. 😉

  • Linds

    Oh my! So fun!! Can't wait to check these out!

  • wow! So many great shops! Girl!
    I'll more than likely be doing ALL of my christmas shopping via your holiday guide. Thanks!

  • Tanya Jean

    How fun! Love Milk & Crown 😉
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

  • So many lovely shops! This is so exciting! I love finding new shops full of goodies!

  • my goodness. that is the best gift guide/deals ever!!

  • this round up is unreal. i am emailing it to myself NOW!

  • Amy

    HOLLA!
    i'm so pumped to see all of your Christmas gift ideas!

  • This is the best idea EVER! I'm so new to etsy so this is the best way for me to dive in and find shops I love 🙂

  • This is the best!! I'm going to check out all these shops right now!! Following you on Bloglovin!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

  • Such a beautiful collection! Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of this gorgeous guide. Happy shopping, everyone! 🙂

  • Good grief, lady, this is awesome! Thanks so much!