Brit + Co Holiday House (& giveaway!)

Ya know I got something good to tell you (hint, a giveaway at the end) when I’m blogging on a weekend!

Brit + Co have a gorgeous popup Holiday House on Union Street in San Francisco.

brit-co-x-method-holiday-houseLauren and I recently dropped by their Holiday party which was in collaboration with method. The whole place was decked out with method products, including a Christmas tree made completely of method hand soap. It was adorable with twinkle lights for added effect. And for those that didn’t already know method is a cruelty-free brand! Which I just found out as I was doing my research for this post hehe!

making-christmas-baublesWe even made DIY Christmas baubles at this station.

carla-and-spiffykermsAlthough unsure what to expect from a creative company and a hand soap/cleaning company, it was such a fun event. I saw my blogger friends who I haven’t seen in over a year (Hi Carla!), and there were so many cute DIYs to do and bring home.

spread-of-food-at-Brit-CoThe walls were completely covered in gorgeous signage. I mean. Dipped dyed mops?! Genius, especially with a collab with method. Both marketing teams are just unreal and so creative. Can I work with you? :) Not only that, our bellies were filled up with all sorts of yummy finger foods, sandwiches, treats and drinks. Mmm!

Watch the vlog from the Holiday House here (fast forward to 11:02):

We each went home with a goodie bag which was filled to the brim! Lauren had the perfect idea to ask our Brit + Co pals for an extra swag bag so that we could both host a giveaway for those who either missed out on the event, or those who live too far to attend/drop by their Holiday House. So, this is your chance to win one of the bags, too! I swear this month has been full of fun giveaways, moreso than any other year. I’m feelin’ generous! Ha!

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, pop by the Brit + Co x method Holiday House on 2120 Union Street from now until December 22 to make your own free DIYs to carry home with you!

And if you want to see Santa — be sure to pop by this Sunday, December 11 from 11a — 2p to get a photo with him!Brit-Co-meet-santa
Brit + Co x method Holiday House
2120 Union Street from December 1st – 22nd.

If you couldn’t make it out to the Brit + Co x method Holiday House party last week, I have an extra goodie bag for you to win! Open to USA only (it’s a heavy gift bag and I’m not made of money lol), and closes in a week so I can ship it out ASAP in hopes it will arrive before the year turns over :)

What’s inside this #FearNoMess Brit + Co x method bag?


  • a super sturdy-heavy-duty tote bag (perf for groceries, am I right?)
  • method hand soap
  • baggu bag (I love these, and I keep buying them for my friends. I reviewed them back in 2010!)
  • tombow marker
  • fancy instagram-worthy scissors
  • Brit + Co homemakers book
  • watercolour paints
  • Brit + Co mug
  • coupon for a free Brit + Co class
  • holiday card to gift to someone
  • Brit + Co x Cheeky paper plates & to-go cups

Enter below (USA ONLY):

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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DIY: Brit + Co Marbled Jewelry tray

It was perfect timing, when I attended the Brit + Co summit a while back (and instagrammed a few paintings I did while there). Just weeks prior I had told my husband that before the internet existed (please don’t question my age, haha!) I was so creative, I had crafty hobbies, and did a lot of DIY’s. From making intricate bracelets that were super thick, to painting Picasso replica’s (seriously — I love the paintings I did, and they are still hung at my parents house in Newfoundland), to just painting for the fun of it.

A few weeks had past, and I heard back from Brit + Co, asking me if I wanted to take the challenge on committing to a full week of creativity. It was to spend 1 hour/day doing something creative. Know those adult colouring books that people seem to be enjoying now? Although it is fun, it’s not just for fun, you know? The adult colouring book helps de-stress, and self-express your creativity. Colouring has been said to be able to be therapeutic and help eliminate anxiety, relax the body and mind. In that regard, it can be helpful for your mental and physical health.

Put down the cell phones (or my tip: put it on airplane mode so you don’t get any notifications). Stop scrolling through facebook and instagram and unwind during your evenings electronic-free. Doing something creative often relaxes the body.

One of the ladies from Brit + Co asked me if I wanted to try out one of their kits. Clearly by the title and photos from the post, I wanted to try making their marbled jewelry trays kit.Brit + Co. DIY jewelry tray kit

This weekend since my husband wasn’t in the country, I had tons of free time, and decided that I wanted to reserve my Saturday afternoon to crafting and some me time. I turned up the mellow tunes on Songza, turned the lights a bit dim and relaxed as I made some gorgeous little marbled jewelry trays.

BritCo-TrayI love how they turned out. What do you guys think? Totally gifting one of these trays to my sister-in-law for Christmas along with this Ireland necklace from Etsy (don’t worry, she doesn’t read my blog). I also made a few more because the kit provides you with a lot of clay.

Making the marble trays one day, then resulted in the days following after itching to do more. I went to Barnes and Noble, and I picked out one of those adult colouring books, and a set of fancy new lead pencils, and got to it. I’m definitely going to keep this up :) Thanks to Brit + Co and their #IamCreative campaign for reminding to take a little me time, and get my butt off the darn tootin’ internet for a bit and just do something that brings me back to my past. (Does that sound cheesy? Sarry).

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What I wore to Brit + Co.

I’m over on Megan’s blog guest posting for her today, as she’s settling into her new home in Portland Oregon! At least now the thirty minutes of voice notes I send her via What’s App can be reached during my time zone now. Yay!

Although it’s fall seemingly everywhere in the world, California has yet to get this memo. Sometimes (like today for instance) I decide enough is enough, Mother Nature! I rebel. I rebel and wear pants, long sleeved clothing and well, kinda sweat! However, something’s gotta give. I then resort to wearing sandals. Not only ordinary boring flip flops like I usually slip on my feet. But these fancy one’s are my new Free People one’s that I got the other day. Aren’t they super stylish? I feel like the olive green is such a neutral olive tone that it could pair easily with a lot of things I already own.

I’m not sure whether or not Fall time is my favourite time of year. I don’t drink expensive Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, but I do love lattes, and I also love Starbucks’ Peppermint White Mocha’s. You don’t hear many people chatting about that one often, do you? But I do love layering my clothes for fall. I find layering easier than dressing for summer. What are your thoughts? I mean, look at the pieces you can add to make an outfit more appealing, a faux leather jacket, a soft knit scarf (my favourites are the one’s from Zara), and a beanie! For summer, ya got some cute sandals (screwed if you don’t have a nice pedicure) + shorts and a top. That’s it. Overdress and you’re sweltering.

Fall is so much easier. I mean, the endless layering!

I like to keep things comfortable and casual. That’s my style, like I said I can wear “my uniform” of jeans and a tee and be absolutely comfortable with what I’m wearing. But on occasion I feel like I need to style it a bit more.

Adding in a pair of eye catching shoes and a nice purse? Hurrah! A simple outfit transformed into a stylish one, just with a fancy looking pair of sandals, and a hand-me-down purse that basically looks brand new.

OOTD-Brit-Co-1Outfit details: 

H&M Top //
Hand-me-down purse (seriously! Amazing right?) //
Target black jeans //
Free people sandals  //

OOTD-Brit-Co-3I’m digging the new sandals I got from Free People. I also featured them in another outfit of the day post when I wore them to the Le Diner en Blanc party in San Francisco.


Sometimes, I awkwardly smile when the camera is on me. Case in point with the photos above, and below. Especially fan-girling over someone you’re not entirely sure who she was at first. I mean, Lauren was super interested in meeting her, so I thought I should be too. Hey, bein’ honest.

Outtakes-with-Jen-GotchSo, there’s me, and Jen Gotch founder of Ya might’ve heard of her before. Unlike me. Living under a rock. Oops. At least I made her laugh.

Jen-Gotch-and-spiffykermsBy the way, totally remember seeing Jen’s creations at places like Chapters, etc! Awesome, right? She’s such a funny character. I bet we could be buds.

Brit-Co-meetingThen there’s more California celebrity sightings. Hee hee. Me with the #girlbosses: Brit Morin, CEO and founder of Brit+ Co, and Jordan Ferney, DIY blogger of Oh Happy Day.

Hope you enjoyed a different variation of my usual outfit of the days today, and found some new websites to check out and read/learn from, and create!! Get creatin’.


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