Giveaway :: weather&noise

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


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It is truly an honor to share this space with you everyday, friends. To be able to curate some of the finest makers out there and highlight them for you (while they so generously offer you a chance to win something fabulous) is one of the brightest rays of sunshine in my week. As we spend the last part of this month focusing on the sunshine, both metaphorical and literal, we have a special lineup of goodies for you and we are so excited to introduce you to the faces behind them.

Christine Sharp-Crow creates amazing linen towels printed with her artwork and sells them along with other home goods in her shop, weather & noise. Sharp-Crow is an influential maker in the art world, organizing Indie Emporium, an annual art/fashion/craft show as well as running a retail boutique. weather&noise, her online shop, houses some of the most gorgeous work. I am constantly on the hunt for tea towels for my kitchen and this Hot Air Balloon towel is a must have. And the “Read More Books” towel? Perfection. weather&noise is the spot for your daily dose of sunshine, friends. Go and get it.

weather&noise is giving away one set of 3 linen tea towels to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Tuesday, July 1st. *Open to residents of the US only.*
Please visit weather&noise and tell us: What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Start checking the winner’s box on Tuesday, July 8th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Shary says:

    New moms: everyone has their opinion that they are going to give you. Take it all in and say thank you. Then store it in the back of your brain and if you need it someday you have it. 

  2. 2
    Heidi says:

    That a successful marriage is not 50/50, it’s 100/100.

  3. 3
    Tiffany says:

    Sometimes you have to just go for it.

  4. 4
    Donna F. says:

    Best advice is to dream big and that if your dreams don’t scare you then they’re not big enough!

  5. 5
    Regan says:

    Best advice I’ve gotten is to take a deep breath and count to 3 before responding when you’re angry or frustrated. It’s saved me a lot of heartache.

  6. 6
    Holli says:

    The best advice I was ever given is to skid in at the end of life’s journey, screaming with joy.

  7. 7
    Elizabeth says:

    Call your mother.  (My dad still says it to me, and I’m in my late 30s.)

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    Pumpernickel says:

    “Wait to have babies.” My husband and I were together for 10 years before we had our first son and I am glad we got to travel, learn about each other and sit quietly in love before life got really exciting. We have two boys now and it’s fun but noisy!

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    rachel says:

    Don’t date anyone who you can’t see as a potential spouse. You’ll just end up wasting time and breaking your heart.

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    Kim Henrichs says:

    Pay yourself first, then pay your bills.  Keep an emergency fund always.

  11. 11
    Allison says:

    Douglas Adams indirectly gave the best advice, emblazoned on the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Don’t Panic. It was incredibly liberating to realize that I could choose to not freak out about a situation I was facing, 

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    Nikki says:

    “Listen to your body.”  Wow, I get to make choices about what to eat, when to sleep, exercise, medicine or treatment for illness or pains, how I do work or chores, and the best choices leaving me feeling best in body and spirit.  It’s actually freeing to be in tune with this body that houses and serves me.

  13. 13
    Juliet Farmer says:

    a smile goes a lot farther than a scowl.

  14. 14
    Samantha S says:

    Before heading to grad school: “Learn to forgive yourself.”

  15. 15
    sam says:

    My Grandfather used to tell us “mistakes make memories”  —  I try to remember that when things don’t always go as planned. 

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    Susanna B. says:

    Never stop learning- advice from my grandmother who took at least one class almost every semester of her life and was such a smart and interesting person because of it. 

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    Jessica says:

    My dad always told me that mean comments should be “like water off a duck’s back.” Ducks can swim but not get wet because of their waterproof protective coating of feathers, just like we should let the not so nice words roll off our backs.

  18. 18
    Sue F says:

    just do the best you can do

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    Jennifer says:

    The best piece of advice I’ve heard was given to my sister at her engagement party. Someone told her that marriage is never 50-50. Sometimes it’s 40-51,sometimes 20-80 and sometimes 75-25. Sometimes you need to carry the load for your spouse and sometimes he carries it for you. 

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    Ruth says:

    My favorite piece of advice has been from author Kevin Leman. He said in one of his books, “Man’s rejection is God’s protection.” It has gotten my girlfriends and I through lots of heartbreak and guys not calling back! We repeat it to each other often and try to apply it to other parts of life, too.

  21. 21
    Amber Whitlatch says:

    Granddad’s secret to a long marriage at his 50th wedding anniversary.

    “You just have to not want to get divorced…

    …at the same time.”

  22. 22
    Caroline says:

    Never stop being a student! 

  23. 23
    Sparrow says:

    Kindness is a muscle that you have to exercise. I’ve been thinking about this a lot in the context of my marriage and how I treat my kids. I never thought I was prone to yelling or anger, but having 3 boys under 5 has brought out my vocal chords. And I hate being angry and frustrated, it’s such a waste of time and emotional energy. The point is that I have to be kind, even when it’s hard and I want to give up, even when there is poop smeared everywhere (like today) or they’ve poked holes in our couches (like yesterday). Kindness only becomes character if it is practiced in moments of difficulty, when summoning it requires something of me. Kindness when people are nice and pleasant is easy. Kindness when there is poop (literally) on the ceiling, is another matter altogether. So, here’s to pumping iron.

    Also, I love William Morris! I studied Victorian art and literature and when I got into his designs, I was smitten. I would love to have some of his original pieces. In the next life, right? (or at least in a life where my boys can’t get to any permanent markers!)

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    Jennifer says:

    the best advice I’ve been given is to remember that “everything is relative”

    this is SO helpful when dealing with the good and the bad… keeps it all in perspective, and keeps me grounded…

  25. 25
    Sharon Siqueiros says:

    ~be grateful~

  26. 26
    Kim g says:

    My father would tell me….If you don’t have passion, then you have nothing. If you don’t believe in what you are doing, why would anyone else?”

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    cindy says:

    The best advice I have been given is “Follow your own advice”. 🙂

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    Kate B says:

    I was advised to follow my dreams and quit my job (that was clearly dead-end, I’d proposed a few different responsibility changes and my boss was having none of it) and pursue a career as a freelance graphic designer. Even though it was scary, I’m so glad I did it and had very supportive friends and family who have my back.

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    Rachel says:

    The best piece of advice I’ve been given is “don’t be afraid to try”.  If you’re afraid to try to go after your dream because you might fail, you’ll never go anywhere.  You’ll feel stuck.  The things you learn from trying, whether you are successful or not, is more than worth the risk and may even surprise you.

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    Amie A says:

    My mom always told me to take care of myself first.  Once you’re okay, you’ll be in a better place to help others.  Always have faith that things will work out.

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    Charlotte D. says:

    From my mother, she always told me to be financially independent.  I will pass that on to my children as well.