Thursday, August 9, 2012

sponsor highlight + giveaway: take the cannoli


Sometimes this whole blogging world brings you people that you wish you could just hop on a plane and go hang out over a venti latte. Natalie, from Take the Cannoli, is definitely one of those gals. Beauty that radiates, a hilarious sense of humor, a passion for working with her hands, and a love for Jesus....she's definitely a package deal. All that to say, I'm really really really excited to share one of my newest sponsors with you today. If you don't know her already, I know you will by the end of this post. 

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Everyday is a new day (no brainer right?!) Some days are fabulous while others require extra mascara to help accentuate the only thing I have going for me because I'm rockin' my pj's all day. Though I have no idea what each day will bring I do know God is faithful and good.

Lamentations 3:22-23 says” Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are New Every Morning; great is Thy faithfulness”

I’m Nat, the girl behind Take the Cannoli. I am twenty something (for just a little longer), wifey to Micah, mama to my two sweet babes, a Southern Californian girl, and a crafter of sorts. I am a lover of Jesus, coffee, all things vintage, the beach and any sweet treat!

I also own a little shop filled mostly with hand-stitched lovelies  a.k.a embroidered hoop art, which has kind of become my therapeutic outlet. The pieces in my collection are inspired by affirmations, scriptures, hymns and any other little things that bring me joy. My hope is that these hoops will be a blessing to others as they are displayed in homes, craft stations and workspaces.

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Told ya you'd love her. 


Today, Nat is giving away one lucky winner this "Choose Joy" hoop art ($38 value). How appropriate, right? It's a 6" hoop that is accented with vintage trim to create bunting and sweet rosettes. If this isn't the perfect Oh, Sweet Joy! giveaway item, then I don't know what is! 

You can also use the discount code SWEETNESS for 15% off all items available in the shop.


CHECK HER OUT AT THE FOLLOWING LINKS:




love.

74 comments:

  1. I love the one that says "You are amazing - the world is a mess". How inspiring!

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  2. "You are amazing, the world is a mess." This one is my favorite. Sometimes we need reminding that we're doing all we can to make things right...maybe the mess is caused by someone else :)

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  3. i love this, what a great reminder! ~Maria (mmarkle001[at]student[dot]franciscan[dot]edu)

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  4. "today is going to be a great day!" very important to say this to yourself every morning! :) love it!

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  5. Um...Okay, I want them all!

    I'd put "Rise and Shine" in our bathroom!
    I'd put "Our Happy Place" in our living room!
    I'd put "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" in our bedroom!

    Or maybe I should just dedicate a wall for her stuff because I love it so much!

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  6. I love the "A happy heart makes a cheerful face" or "Oh Snap!" or "Choose Joy" They're all so great! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  7. I LOVE the Proverbs 15:13 hoop! I saw it and drew that same verse and design on our chalk board the other day!

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  8. I'm loving the "Happy" one! All of them are so beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  9. I LOVE the Proverbs 15:13 hoop! I saw it and drew that same verse and design on our chalk board the other day!

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  10. I LOVE the Proverbs 15:13 hoop! I saw it and drew that same verse and design on our chalk board the other day!

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  11. I LOVE the Proverbs 15:13 hoop! I saw it and drew that same verse and design on our chalk board the other day!

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  12. I love the Cheerful Heart hoop, though all of hers are so cute and inspirational"

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  14. I love her Choose Joy or Sunshine of my life :) :)

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  15. i've recently nat's shop and love all the pieces! i love the "oh happy day" one the best!

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  16. Love the Cute as a Button one! These are ADORABLE!

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  17. i love the HOPE one... too bad literally every single one that i'm drooling over is sold out. however that's awesome for her so WHOOP. :)

    xo Victoria

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  18. So. Much. CUTE! It's hard to pick just one. "Be Still" is a daily reminder I need, though.

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  19. cute
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    sunshin!<3
    joxy88@gmail.com

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  20. I love the 'rise and shine' hoop. My mom used to sing that to me to wake me up in the mornings. Our kids at church love to sing that song too. :)

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  21. I love the Home is Wherever I'm With You hoop! It's one of my fave quotes =)

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  22. Fearfully and Wonderfully is probably my favorite. LOVE ALL OF THEM THOUGH!

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  23. I would love the "Always kiss me goodnight" hanging above mine and my husband's bed. SO lovely! xoxo

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  24. So hard to choose just one! I really love the, "choose joy" hoop art

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  25. I love the one that says "Morning by Morning, New Mercies I see"

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  26. fun giveaway! I love Nat :)
    Oh Happy Day is my favorite!

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  27. I love the "fearfully and wonderfully made" hoop.

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  28. I love the Proverbs 15:13 hoop! Such beautiful work!

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  29. I just ordered 4 hoops from Nat night before last! She's amazing!

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  30. I love them all, but the "you are amazing-the world is a mess" is soooo cute!!

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  31. i love them all but i especially love the "new mercies" one. i always think about it when i'm having a hard time. it's a beautiful reminder of god's grace and it's a pretty thought in my head (cause i imagine the hoop art).

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  32. I love all of them, but Choose Joy and Shine on are my favorite!

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  33. Just found takethecanolle through instagram recently. I have been planning on purchasing one for my home. I love them all but, I can't really imaging the one that says "eat mor cake" in my kitchen 😊😊😊

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  34. I love all of them! I'm a loyal follower of Natalie's and I've been dying to buy one of her adorable hoops!I would have to go with the "You Make Me Happy". Love!

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  35. i LOVE a Happy Heart makes for a Cheerful face. :) Lovely!

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  36. how can you choose a favorite?! I'm going to go with the "glory, glory, hallelujah" one. or the fox :)

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  37. http://pinterest.com/pin/114419646753834920/

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  38. I love "always kiss me goodnight". It's my fav <3

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  39. My favorite is the "Be still and know that I am God" hoop. Gorgeous. Thanks for hosting!

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  40. My fave is the "I make pretty things" hoop
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  41. They are all my favourites, especially, "This is the day the Lord has made". Her first art show was stunning. Natalie and her work are very special;)

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  42. Oh my goodness, I love this giveaway!! I would love to own that Choose Joy hoop! My favorite one in her shop (out of so many that I loved!) is the " a happy heart makes a cheerful face" hoop. LOVE!!

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  43. Yay! I love take the cannoli;)

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  44. i love the choose joy hoop b/c joy is my niece's name!!! would be soo perfect for her!!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  45. haha "embrace messy hair" is too good for me.
    x Hilary
    hilary . l . adams @ gmail . com

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  46. I love the "choose joy" so perfect for me and my home.

    Thank you.

    blancacarlson@live.com

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  47. "Choose Joy" is my favourite - I love Natalies's work!

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  48. http://pinterest.com/pin/44402746297074035/

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  49. I love the "You are the Sunshine in my life " hoop!

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  50. Such a sweet giveaway from the most lovely Nat!! She is amazing! I love her "It is Well With My Soul" xo Heather

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  51. i like the enjoy the little things or the choose joy!! SO pretty.

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  52. my favorite one is the one she is giving away!!!

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  53. my favorite is the hoop she is giving away, what a great daily reminder!

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  54. I have been in love with her hoops for quite some time now. I love the Choose Joy one!

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  55. I love the Rejoice and Choose Joy hoop!

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  56. I love love love the Oh Happy Day or the Choose Joy the very best. Both equally, though, I probably need both. Thank you!

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  57. I love them all but if I must choose it'd be the I'm fearfully and wonderfully made :) SO CUTE!

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  58. How in the world am I suppose to pick just one that I love!!! haha
    I like the Choose Joy, the Always Kiss me Goodnight , Smitten with you, or the Hope!!
    i love it all!

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  59. I love all of them!! I can't pick just one!! <3

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  60. wow she is all sold out! good for her! i love this one:
    http://takethecannoli.storenvy.com/products/252749-great-is-thy-faithfulness

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  61. Love this what a great reminder of how to start each day!

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  62. i would pick the "home is whereever im with you" since my hubs is in the navy and we move a lot :)

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  63. I love the "Shine On" hoop art! Such a great reminder to be a light in this world.

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  64. "All you need is LOVE" is my favorite. Cheers!

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  65. The I Make Pretty Things hoop is adorable :)

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