Saturday, February 18, 2012

Good new morning

I woke up this morning, quite late actually, truthfully close to afternoon, and realized that life is often more than what we allow ourselves. We weren't created to wake up, work a long day, and return home to widdle the night away in mindless tasks and televsion shows. It's been 2 years since I've blogged. 2 years since I've designed, created, ventured anything. Yes, a busy 2 years indeed, but life isn't supposed to be busy. At least I don't believe so. I believe it's supposed to be captivating. I believe we were made to enjoy, to do everything we do as if it were our last time doing it. To celebrate it all. Even cleaning. I'm taking back life. I dare you to join me. It's time to thrive. Welcome back.
This year I want to...
take a vacation to someplace I've never been
learn 10 new recipes
ride my bike more
learn to play the guitar
paint my livingroom
plant a vegetable garden
find something amazing at a yard sale and re-finish it
make a homemade pizza
stand on the edge of the island

What do you want?

Until we meet again,

Thursday, July 2, 2009

We Have Another Winner!!!

Hello everyone! I am once again here to announce the winner of a giveaway! This was only my second giveaway, and I must say that I have had so much fun running it and meeting new people. I hope to do another one soon, so check my blog often. Alright, so after a month's worth of entries, totalling 57, and over 30 participants, this giveaway came to a close at midnight last night.

Thank you to all who entered and all who helped to spread the word! The beautiful silver tuscan heart earrings will finally have a home. And the person who has won them is...topaz08! Congratulations to topaz08 and thank you once again to all of you who participated!

If anyone has a suggestion as far as what my next giveaway should be, please let me know. I love feedback and there is a good chance that I may just take you up on your idea! I may not be posting again until next week due to the fact that my husband's grandmother just passed away last night. I hope you all have a very lovely weekend!

Until we meet again,

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

And the Winner is...

Hello everyone! I am here to announce the winner of my very first giveaway! After a total of 142 entries and 21 participants, this fabulous giveaway came to a close last night at midnight.

Thank you to all who entered and all who helped to spread the word! The beautiful amazonite and brass earrings will finally have a home. And the person who has won them is...kiwigemwraps! Congratulations to kiwi and thank you once again to all of you who participated! I hope to do another giveaway soon, so keep watching.

*Don't forget to check back again tomorrow to find out who will be the winner of my other giveaway and the recipient of the silver heart earrings.

Until we meet again,


Monday, June 29, 2009

Last Day of the Giveaways!!!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to remind you all that tomorrow, June 30th, marks the end of both of my giveaways. The drawing for the amazonite earrings will take place tomorrow at midnight, so get your entries in before then. I will announce the winner here on July 1st, and also contact them in whichever way they provided.

The drawing for the heart earrings will take place on July 1st (probably midnight as well) so I'll give you that whole extra day to get your entries in for that one. That winner will be annouced here on July 2nd and will be notified via the contact information provided.

Okay, so get those entries in!! Tell everyone you know to do the same! I can't wait to find out who the lucky winners are!

Until we meet again,

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Who wouldn't like a little publicity now and then?

Designsbyjenai is offering a month of free publicity on her blog to the winner of her giveaway! Here is the link to her blog... Go check it out!

Giveaway From Quay

Hello. I'd like to tell you about a giveaway that a friend of mine is having. Quay Designs specializes in graphic design for online shops and websites that is both quality-work and affordable. You can check out Quay Designs on etsy here... Right now, he is offering a free banner/avatar custom design package to the winner of this giveaway. If you're new to etsy, or you're shop needs a gorgeous facelift, this is the perfect giveaway for you! You can enter the giveaway here...
Giveaway ends July 26th, so enter soon!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Latest Treasure

This is my latest yard sale find. It's an old lamp, gray base with little black specks, cream shade with little brown specks. It's quite lovely and I was very happy to come across it. Paid $1.50

I'm thinking of transforming it into a more, oh how should I say it...shabby chic look. (wink wink). I think my approach is going to be to paint the base of the lamp antique white and give it a vintage feel, doing the best with the common painting skills I possess. The shade however I haven't reached a decision on yet. Should I paint it? It is a bit stained (there are a few brown rings around the other side). Should I replace it all together? And with what? I was thinking of possibly sewing some beads around the bottom of the shade, simply because I've always loved lamps that look like that. I'm not sure though. Seashells perhaps? Well, I'll be sure and post the finished product once it is complete, so that you may all see the outcome. If you have any suggestions as far as the re-creation of the lamp, feel free to comment!

Until we meet again,