Christmas Goods just arrived!

Hello, peeps!

Excited to be sharing new prints, a beautiful crochet garland, and a new mug for the Christmas season. This collection is a continuation of the Fall pieces. They’re cozy, simple, and welcoming. Scroll through the image below and shop the new Christmas Collection in the Styld by Grace shop.

Oh So Thankful November Wallpaper

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November is probably my most favorite month of the year. Not only are the holiday’s right around the corner, but my wedding anniversary and birthday are in November. It’s the month that kicks-off holiday season for my family.

It seems like every year I become more and more thankful for all the good God has done in my life. Despite the challenges, I’ve learned to see the silver lining. This year I’m thankful for God’s faithfulness. More so, I’m thankful for the things I am waiting for Him to do. He’s made a way, His word is true, and I have nothing to fear.

This past summer my husband and I received a report from the doctor that we didn’t expect. Having children was not going to look like how we planned. And the dreaded word, infertility, became a reality for us. At first, I was so mad at God. I couldn’t even pray. But as the months have passed, thanks to a lot of people and our faith, I feel as if my hope for what’s to come has been restored.

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That, to me, is a reason to be thankful. Thanksgiving won’t be an afterthought for the Palmas. We have lots to be thankful for. This Thanksgiving season, I want to encourage you to think about the things God has restored in your life. And think about the faith He’s given you to believe for what’s to come. Rejoice in that, say thanks to Him.

And find every reason to celebrate life! I think that’s the best way to show God how thankful we are for His blessings.

Below you can download this month’s free wallpapers. The theme is simple and sweet: Thankfulness. The monochromatic colors put me at ease and help me remember to take a moment to say thank you. Hope you like it and don’t forget to share with your friends!

Download the wallpapers by clicking on the wallpaper. Then, right-click if you’re on a desktop or long press if you’re on a mobile device.

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Fall Pumpkin Hand-Lettering Tutorial & Templates

This is the first time I try lettering on pumpkins and I won’t lie, it was a bit challenging BUT very relaxing. It was nice to have nothing to think about but making my pumpkin look nice and cute 🙂

Below is a step-by-step tutorial on how to spruce up your pumpkin with hand-lettering. The best part is that I have created templates with different styles of lettering for you to use on your pumpkin.

Download Hand-Lettering Templates Here


SUPPLIES:
1. Medium-Large sized pumpkin
2. Paint markers (preferably varying sizes)
3. Scissors
4. Tape
5. Ballpoint Pen
6. Paper to print templates


STEP 1:
Gather your supplies, download templates, print templates, and test pens before starting. [Tip: play your favorite music & grab a cup of coffee ;)]

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STEP 2:
Choose the template you want to use and cut around the edges of the lettering so that you don’t have the excess paper in the way.

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STEP 3:
Tape the template on the smoothest section of the pumpkin (once you start drawing you’ll understand why). Then, use your ballpoint pen to trace over the letters. You can outline the letters or you can draw over the letters. Whatever will be more helpful once you’re drawing on the pumpkin. [Tip: make sure to really press down on the pen so you can see the tracings on the pumpkin].

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STEP 4:
Remove the template, look for the markings, and trace over with your paint marker. Let the paint dry for a few minutes before going to the next step. [Tip: test your paint marker one more time before tracing].

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STEP 5:
To make the lettering thicker, go over the letters one more time. If you want the style of the lettering to mimic traditional lettering, only make the downstrokes thicker. This template, in particular, is meant to be whimsy and fun. So I chose to make all the strokes of equal thickness. [Tip: take it slow and don’t overdo it. Tilt your pen a bit so the strokes become thinner].

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STEP 6:
Add the embellishments, if you’d like. Or opt out of adding any more details. I used a different color marker to add the other parts.

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STEP 7:
Take pictures with your newly hand-lettered pumpkin, DUH! Oh, and don’t forget to post and share them with me on Instagram 😉

October Wallpaper

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I’m really loving this month’s wallpaper. I was trying to stick to the neutral colors and simple design of the Home Sweet Home Collection. I think it ties in perfectly 🙂

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I hope this wallpaper reminds you to savor the tastes of fall, take it slow, and gather with the people you love.

Download the wallpapers by clicking on the wallpaper. Then, right-click if you’re on a desktop or long press if you’re on a mobile device.

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Fall Prints & Candles Are Here!

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Hey, friends! Fall prints and candles just launched on the Styld by Grace Shop!

Take a look at the simple and classic pieces and be ready to get allllll the fall vibes. I bet you’ll want to cozy up with a good book or some Netflix once you see these beauties 😉

You can shop the New Home Sweet Home mug as well–it’s been fully restocked, woohoo!