Trimming my Christmas plant + A giveaway!

Well we’re a week out from Christmas and I don’t feel ready, but I think it’s more that I’ve got blog posts I want to write and share before the holidays than anything else. We cleaned and decorated before Lily’s Christmas party on the weekend (the kids loved the tree-shaped brownies and the Christmas bingo) and most of the shopping is done. The wrapping and groceries I can do in a few days when my mom comes up to visit and help out. The only big thing left to do — besides writing Christmas cards and mailing a few packages, which are both gnawing at me — is get the tree.

You might think we already have it from these pictures, but this beauty is really my Christmas plant. (A giant and glittering Norfolk Island Pine that my friend Cathy scoured the city to find.) I bought these Foxy Originals earrings to give to friends so they’re not staying, but I wanted to show how cute they look hanging from the branches and give you another gift idea in case you’ve still got some shopping to do. Each of the little matchboxes has a loop of ribbon on the back so you can hang them from the tree.

I ordered directly from Foxy (this pair is available in silver and gold), but I just checked Indigo and they’ve got the Merry & Bright online as well.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ve seen quite a few posts with Foxy. The company is based in Toronto and all of the jewellery is made in Canada and lead-free. Each of these pairs of earrings sells for $24 CAD. Indigo carries a limited number of pieces in store and more online, but Foxy Originals is the only place where you can get the entire collection. (With Love earrings: silver and gold.)

I wanted to spread a little Christmas cheer and do a little something to thank you for reading and following along, so I bought a pair for each of you bought a pair to give away. They’re these Hello Beautiful earrings in gold (also available from Foxy in silver). I hope you like them as much as I do!!


To enter to win the Hello Beautiful pair, please visit Foxy and tell me another piece you like in the comments below. (This entry is mandatory.)

For another entry, follow try small things on Facebook and like (or love!) this post and leave a comment, then tell me you did so and your name on Facebook in the comments below. (You don’t have to share, BUT THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING AND YOU-KNOW-WHO IS WATCHING!)  

For a third entry, follow try small things on Instagram and tell my your handle there in the comments below.

And feel free to tweet the following once per day and leave the url for your tweet in the comments below (one entry per tweet). Make sure you’re following try small things on Twitter for your entry to count.

I’d love to #win a pair of Foxy Originals earrings from @trysmallthings!  CAN 12/30 #MadeinCanada

The contest is open to Canadian (excluding Quebec) and US residents 18+ and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on December 30, 2018. The potential winner (chosen at random) must respond to prize notification within 48 hours and provide the correct answer to a skill-testing question, otherwise another winner will be selected.

Good luck everybody! See you again here very soon!

Update December 31: Congratulations Meredith B! 

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