Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas in July - Part 3

I think this may be the last Christmas in July post I am able to squeeze in this month.  I've tried to get lots of neat shops in here though, and I hope you have found some really neat things!

Heart Felt Truths
This shop has such a neat premise behind it.  All of the items at Heart Felt Truths are made of felt.  Each one is designed to help teach our children about God through story telling and felt!
Credit: Heart Felt Truths
This is such a great way to help teach children about why Christians celebrate our holidays, and is a wonderful tradition to start with your family.  This is something every Sunday School class should have as well!  If you enjoy crafting, you can even purchase DIY kits!  You can read more about their mission, and about their business on their blog, Heart Felt Truths.

Aurie's Designs
Aurie's Designs is full of wonderful journals, albums, cards, bookmarks and more!  Each one of them is beautiful, but of all of them, I think this is my favorite:
Credit: Aurie's Designs
You know, I'm a sucker for anything that has images from the 40's and 50's on it!  I'm also a sucker for anything that you can put a pen to and write.  Everything in Aurie's Designs is OOAK hand-made, by a mother /daughter team (Aurie and Tre).  Through the month of July , everything at Aurie's Designs is marked down 15%.  As an added bonus, anyone reading this blog today can get an additional 5% off

First Light Glass
I have always wanted to work with glass.  I never have, and don't know the first thing about it, but it has always intrigued me.  Unfortunately, I have children who could break...foam.
Credit: First Light Glass
First Light Glass has beautiful glass art work.  This butterfly pendant is one of my favorite things (I love butterflies, since they represent new life!)!  First Light Glass also has glass bowls, crosses, night lights, spoon rests...and that is just the beginning.  All made out of glass!  (Anyone want to take my kids so I can learn to work with glass!?)

Pruitt Creations
I don't need to go into the stories about how I've nearly thrown my sewing machine out of the window to remind everyone how bad I am at sewing.  Or how much I don't care for it since I can't get it perfect right away.  Having said that, I admire anyone who can get a few pieces of fabric to come together into an entirely new item.
Credit: Pruitt Creations
Pruitt Creations is full of handmade pillows, gifts, coin purses, cozies, quilts, and hoop art.  Here's a little hint for you, too.  Go ahead and head of to Pruitt Creations right now.  Why?  Because I will be having a giveaway from there soon!  Not going into too much detail, because I don't want to give it away.  Just know that you will need to follow my blog and know what your favorite thing from Pruitt Creations is!

I hope I have given you some great shopping ideas!  It won't be long before Christmas is actually here!  Don't forget to check out these shops, and don't forget to enter the Smiling Green Apples Giveaway, and don't forget tomorrow we will be having a linky party to share our favorite dessert recipes!!  Be blessed today!


  1. Thank you very much for the feature! I really appreciate it.

  2. Thanks for the CIJ reminder! These are some lovely shops with great ideas for Christmas! Thanks for including my shop!

  3. Emily, thanks for featuring AuriesDesigns on your blog. We are having a Christmas In July Sale and all of our handmade creations have been marked down 15%.

    But for you and your followers we are offering an additional 5% Off – that’s 20%!!! Just enter the following code during check out: “CIJ13PLUM” The code and sale ends Tuesday, July 31st



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