Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Hello friends! It's been rather busy over here! Did I mention that we are fostering a rescued beagle? His name is Walden, and, well, I'm in love. More on his sweet face later--have you seen Anthro's new DIY Charm function? So fun!
Oh Anthropologie, you elusive creature...

And now for the giveaway winner. Congratulations to Grace! Send me an e-mail with your address so we can get you your prizes!

There is still time to grab some ad space for December--it's going to be a fun month full of crafts, recipes, and party tips!

♥ Shannon

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday

I don't know about you, but I shop Black Friday sales from home. The blogging community has introduced me to so many amazing artists, designers, thrifters, and creators, I am just so pleased when I can buy their work.

Especially when I can do it at a great discount!

So here are the Black Friday sales I'm looking forward to the most:
I love vol.25 so much. So much. Last year I bought her LOVE print, and this year I've got my eye on her adorable "I Heart Kitchens" series. She's offering 40% off in her Etsy shop. Wow!
For clothing, I just adore Coury from Fancy Treehouse. Her style (her shop!) is impeccable. She's giving 30% off all weekend!
ModCloth is having a 'Tis the Season sale and...wow. Just...wow. ModCloth is offering 50% off really amazing things! (Are you reading this, Matthew?)

Poppytalk Handmade has so many shops with great sales. Here are my favorites:
Creative Thursday is having a fun sale.
Gingiber is so cute I don't know what to do with my life.
Corieberry Pie has such lovely handmade jewelry!!

Finally, if you mention this post anytime from now until Monday, I'm giving you a 2-for-1 deal on Little Luck Tree Adspace. Buy one month, get one month free!!
Happy Shopping!

♥ Shannon

A Day for Giving Thanks

What a perfect holiday--a time when everyone around us is reminded to find the brightness in our world.
So who or what are you exquisitely thankful for?

♥ Shannon

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Time for a Giveaway!

I promised you it would be a good one!

One lucky winner will receive the following:
**Lovely blue earrings from Rebekka at Ilse's Enkel
**Regular ad space here on Little Luck Tree
**Feature ad space on Inspire; to breathe
**A Holga Camera

Whether you're promoting your blog or shop, looking for holiday gifts, or just into fun things--this is a great giveaway for you!

All you have to do to enter is visit Rebekka's shop and Suzanne's blog and tell me your favorite things about them in a comment below.

For additional entries, leave a comment below about any of the following:
**Follow Little Luck Tree via Google Friend Connect
**Follow Little Luck Tree on Bloglovin'
**Follow @Luck_Tree via Twitter
**Tweet about this giveaway and include @Luck_Tree & a link to this post

The winner will be announced November 28th!

♥ Shannon

Sponsor Little Luck Tree!

I'm so excited to start truly offering official sponsorship for Little Luck Tree!
Because of your support, readers and daily hits grow each month. I am so happy that I can help promote individual business owners and bloggers in this community. Here are the details:
With sponsorship funds, I'll be able to promote Little Luck Tree throughout the blogging community, bringing more support to your blogs, sites, and shops.

Also, for the month of December, I am offering FREE button designs to sponsors!

If you're interested in sponsorship, please send me an e-mail: littlelucktree@yahoo.com.

♥ Shannon

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Monday!

Hello, dear friends. I am back in America, though not quite back home. I've had a beautiful, love-filled weekend with my Yoga Teacher Training family. We graduated Friday night (yay! I'm a registered yoga teacher!) then spent the weekend with our teachers and their teacher, John Friend.

It has left me feeling very grateful. I have also realized that sometime when I was surfing and jungle-trekking, the holidays approached! So with that, I have a few lovely things for you to be happy about:

1. Erika's lovely blog, chambanachik, complete with two weeks of Christmas Giveaways!
Check out her blog for fun DIYs like this scarf made from a t-shirt!!

2. The new Christmas Planner from the eighteen25 sisters! Yes!!
3. Linda's crochet bows from The Little Willow.
She's so cute--and she's so young! Still in college, hoping to one day be a small business owner. I love it.

3. This Peter Pan Collar DIY from Ruche
4. In fact, all of the Homemade Holiday crafts from Ruche!
5. The Merry and Bright holiday cards from Creative Thursday.
Alright, I'm going to try to contain my winter holiday enthusiasm until after Thanksgiving, but I just couldn't resist! It's in the air, don't you think?

If these aren't enough to get you amped, I'm announcing a Giveaway tomorrow. And it's going to be awesome. Trust me.

♥ Shannon

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dreamy Photo Tutorial

Thanks to Ruche for letting me share this lovely trick!

I probably use this on 90% of my photos to achieve a dreamy look. It's so easy--just one step!
All you need is Photoshop! Let's get started...
In the Adjustments window, open the Levels tool.
Click and drag the center knob to the left--the further left it goes, the lighter and softer the image.
So pretty! Enjoy!

♥ Shannon
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Poses for Paws Retreat

So here are some Instagram shots from my first week in Mexico (28 Before 28, woo woo!).
I'm here for Kathryn Budig's Poses for Paws Yoga Retreat, an amazing opportunity for me to center myself, work on my practice, and help save animals at the same time. If you're not familiar with the program, Poses for Paws donates money to organizations that help animals.

This year, the funds go to the Beagle Freedom Project, which helps rescue beagles after they've been used for animal experimentation (another reminder to choose cruelty free products, my friends).

As Thanksgiving approaches, it's a great time of year to reflect on what you're thankful for, and maybe find some time to give back to the community, whether it's for animals, the environment, or people in need.

♥ Shannon

Saturday, November 12, 2011

DragonFlight Apparel

Have you been to DragonFlight Apparel yet? Amanda has the greatest clothing line--and she does custom designs!
This month she's offering Little Luck Tree readers 15% off from her shop using the code NOVLUCK5, so get a jump on your holiday shopping!
How cute is that tote?? Everyone on my yoga retreat watched me make this post and immediately checked out her site. You should too!!!

♥ Shannon

Thursday, November 10, 2011

What I Wore: This Fun Shirt

Have I mentioned that I love going through my mom's closet? Because seriously....I love it. This is one of her shirts and I think it's flowy and fun.
PS: I also borrowed her fun boots!
Have you linked up your fall crafts yet? I can't wait to check them out!!

♥ Shannon

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Autumn Craft Link-Up

Oooooh I just love this Subway Art Table Runner from The Country Chic Cottage!!

Have you been feeling crafty? I want to see what you're working on!! Link up to any and all of your fall crafts and I'll post my favorites here on Little Luck Tree next week!
♥ Shannon

Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy Monday: A Bit of My Morning

Hello loves! It's day one of my tropical yoga retreat with Kathryn Budig (um, hello, have you seen her sensational Toe Sox ad??), and it's divine. I just wanted to give you a little peek at what my morning looked like:
I've got another fun outfit post coming up this week, and tomorrow I want to see what YOU are doing! Link up your fall crafts and I'll post my favorites here on Little Luck Tree.

I'm feelin' a lot of love and gratitude right now, and you know what? That extends to you.

That's right, I love you. Yeah, you.

♥ Shannon

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Confession: sometimes I just like to whip this up for myself and eat it.

All of it.
It's so easy and so not bad for you!!

10 ounces (one bag) spinach
1 tablespoon olive oil
14.5 ounces (one can) artichoke hearts
2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1-2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. In frying pan, heat oil over med-high heat. Add spinach. Sauté until slightly wilted (3-5 minutes).

2. Put spinach and the rest of the ingredients into food processor or blender. Pulse until desired creaminess. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Yields about 2 cups of dip. I suggest serving it with chips or toasted bread. If you're feeling really fancy (Thanksgiving appetizers anyone?), serve with breadsticks and oil-cured olives. Yum!

And since there is no cheese or mayonnaise, it's super low in fat--but still delicious! Another win for vegan cuisine!

♥ Shannon

Friday, November 4, 2011

At Last! A Shirt Dress!

I've been having a long-distance love affair with them since A Midnight in Paris...
Outfit details: Dress: Old Navy (What? Yes!); Heels: Style&Co.; Bag: Guess; Bracelets: Handmade by Forest

Sooooo, just so you know, I'll be in Mexico for the next two weeks (yoga retreat! yes!), then a weekend workshop with John Friend in Maryland, and when I return I'll be a certified yoga instructor! Namaste, what!

But don't worry--I have posts planned out for you, and I'll keep popping in to say hello. 

Have a great weekend, loves!

♥ Shannon

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Apartment Inspiration

Matt and I are hoping to sign a lease for our new place around December 1st--I cannot wait!

Seriously. I'm going crazy waiting.
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Oh lovely clean apartments make me so happy! Soon, my friends, soon!

♥ Shannon
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