Things I <3 Thursdays {Compelled to Craft - grab a special discount!}

It pretty much makes my day when I get a little tip or hint that makes my life easier/happier/awesome-er in some way.  So that got me thinking...  Why not share the little (and big) things that make my life happy.  The things I love.  Enter: Things I <3 Thursdays

Oilcloth.  Every heard of it?  I hadn't either.  I was at my super chic, super cool friend's house one day when I couldn't stop myself from staring at her amazing tablecloth.  It wasn't plastic.  But it wasn't cloth... And EVERYTHING wiped right off of it.  What WAS this magical substance??  Having four crazy kids, my kitchen table is a little, um... weathered.  And not in the cute way.  Well friends, this has been the answer to all my life's problems!!  No really though.

Technically, this isn't oilcloth, it's laminated cotton.  Supposedly true oilcloth is no longer sold anywhere due to the high level of phthalates in the PVC vinyl of which oilcloth is made.  This laminated cotton fabric however, is 100% food safe: BPA free, PVC free, CPSIA compliant and lead free.  Sounds a little safer for the kiddos than oilcloth if you ask me.

Everything Paula (the shop owner) sells is handmade to order.  You can custom order a tablecloth to fit your table perfectly.  Odd measurements?  Super long?  No problem.  She has tons of amazing fabric designs to choose from.  That's honestly the hardest part of the ordering process.  The best part, if you ask me, is taking care of them - because basically, you don't.  They wipe clean and are totally waterproof.  If things get real crazy (which happens more often than I'd like to admit around here), then you can throw the whole tablecloth in the washer (just don't dry them in the dyer)!  You can even rip it off the table and take it on a picnic or throw it on the patio table for dinner outside.  Seriously, it's the best thing ever.

Sooooo... Paula being so amazing and sweet has offered to give all my readers (that would be YOU) a 15% discount off anything in her Etsy shop - and it's not just tablecloths people.  There are super cute ironing board covers, pillow covers, aprons, wastebaskets, splat mats and more... I mean, you could go crazy.  I want it all.  Click right {HERE} to head over to her Etsy shop!!  

** Use the coupon code BRANDILYN at checkout for your special 15% discount.**

**This code will only be active until 9.21.14, so start shopping now!  And can I also just tell you that she was THE most patient person ever while I went back and forth and back and forth trying to decide which fabric would be juuuuuuust right.  This is what I ended up getting (see image below).  And I LOVE IT.  Not sure what will be the perfect match for you?  Just ask and she'll send you fabric samples.  I would highly recommend doing this because we actually changed our minds after seeing the fabric in person.

** This is a high quality, long lasting investment.  I am all about investing in something that is long lasting, that I LOVE and that fits my needs exactly.  I hope you'll love this stuff as much as I do!!