Saturday, July 9, 2011

Shabby Cottage Shops are having Christmas in July

The shops of Shabby Cottage shops are having a whole lot of fun going on thru July. From July 10th until July 25th we are having a Christmas in July shopping experience like no other around. Each day a boutique will be offering a different item for sale and with it comes a free gift and shipping free on the item you bought and the free gift as well. They also will have new items for sale as well.

How can you not sit back and enjoy shopping and browsing the many stores each day to see who is the Secret Store of the day offering that One time item along with a free gift ? This is solid Fun Fun Fun... Each day someone different will be the boutique of that day, so you need to go to the shops on the list below every morning and find out if they are the Secret shop for that day. Don't forget to also look thru their other items on their shop and see all the gorgeous things they have made to sale and share with you during this fun shopping experience.

Make sure you get up early thru this Christmas in July shopping event Because each shop when its their day only have One Special item that day only, that comes with the Free Gift and the Free shipping on all of it. Go to and get there early each day at the following shops...

1. Lil Bit Old Lil Bit New

2. Celestina Marie Designs

3. Sassy Beach Jewelry Designs

4. Creations with Heart

5. Belle Inspiration

6. Debi Coules

7. Doggie Carriers ann More

8 . Sweethearts Nest

9. Holly and Glitter

10. The Ruffled Rose

11. The Shabby Crafter

12. My Secret Garden

13. 5 Dollar French Marche

14. Vintage Paris Market

15. Little Luxuries of Va

16. Tequila Bay Boutique

Monday, May 2, 2011

Karen from " A Shabby Moment in Time is having a gorgeous giveaway. Go and see her wonderful blog and follow her path in life.

She is so excited to be part of the wonderful world of blogging...meeting new friends, gaining ideas and inspiration. And now that she has reached 100 followers (well... a little over), She is THRILLED to the moon and back again. She says for reaching many followers and loves meeting new people in the blogging world. So to celebrate. she is hosting a giveaway of the items pictured on her site ~chair not inc. :o) They consist of a sweet print of the Eiffel Tower, a darling memories pillow, and a roses ruffled muslin drawstring bag straight from Katie's Rose Cottage Designs. She says she will also be tucking in one or two "little surprises" to the winner.
Again, as I mentioned go to her site, I have her ad banner on the right hand side of the page on top and become one of her newest followers.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Giveaway at Shabby fuf fu

What an awesome gorgeous giveaway she is having. I have seen it all , and this tops the cake. I have always been inspired when looking through her site to shop and just had to give her a shout out for such a wonderful giveaway. Make sure you check out her store for some lovely gifts. I hope you get inspired as well. Her friend Farnaz painted a special porcelain tea set with her trademark Pink Roses just for this giveaway, and it's not even one that is available on her website yet. This is a very talented lady that works with porcelain of all kinds. She paints beautifully on each one herself. Give them both a shout out and click to follow their dreams.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Proud Petite Giveaway

This is an AWESOME giveaway she is having and this is what she has to say about it... Go check her out. It's a really cool blog to get lost on for awhile and have some fun.

Giveaway!I like Spring. I like J.Crew. I like Coach. I like you. (Honestly didn't try to rhyme there... lol I know you don't believe me.) So why not a giveaway involving all four? I'd just like to say that I'm really so happy to have found the petite blogging community and I truly adore everyone I've "met". I know people say this a lot but you really are a kind and supportive bunch of women. Thank you for all your feedback, advice, wit, humour and generosity. I genuinely look forward to blogging the spring away with you all. :)Good luck! And don't fret, if you don't win this time I have another one of these babies to gift in a future giveaway. =) More photos, and a back story, to come! Thank you for reading and supporting my blog!
1st Place Winner$100 J.Crew Gift Card
Coach 14887 Laora Ivory/Navy Leather Tote Bag (valued at $387)

2nd Place Winner
$50 J.Crew Gift Card
J.Crew Leather Studded Bracelet (valued at $22.50)

Go there by clicking on her ad banner on my side bar and get it on the fun..

Friday, March 18, 2011

Gotta get the house clean. Company's coming !!!

1. Have you ever testified in court? For what?

No I almost had to do it but I had to work so I couldn't. I do watch all the court cases on T.V. though and always giving my opinion while watching them. Love the Case File shows too.

2. Do you still have your wedding dress?

Yes I do. Have had it for years and don't know why because no one is going to ever wear it. Have tried thinking of something I can make out of it but haven't had the heart to cut it up. Or thought I would give it away to someone who can't afford one. I only paid 100 dollars for it so thought maybe I could make some pillows for my bed out of it.

3. Is there a special place you like to go when you're happy, sad, stressed, etc.?

Yes to all three... I love to go stroll thru antique stores when all of those emotions are going on. I love to window shop when I am sad or stressed. It brings my blood pressure way down when I am just taking my time and browsing. Then when I am HAPPY I love to go and browse so I can actually buy something.

4. If you have kids, do they sleep with you? If you don't have kids...will you let your kids sleep with you when/if you have them?

I let my 8 yr. old Granddaughter sleep with me when ever she wants to. I know it isn't going to always be that way so I go for it. lol

5. Do you watch late night TV?

I record it and then watch it when I have time with skipping all the commercials.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thank God it's FRIDAY

1. Do you know what your REAL hair color is?
Yeppers, that would be black and I take pride in keeping it that way. LOL
Washing the grey out when I find the time.

2. Do you plan ahead for summer, or fly by the seat of your pants?
Plan some and then go with the flow. My BFF and I go to Leavenworth a little town in the mountains for the weekend every year in our own same ol' room we love. My sister is moving back home after many many many years living far away from all of us and I am so excited because we have so much catching up to do and many things planned. Like getting our scrapbooks started finally and making craft things together.

3. What is your favorite meal to cook?
Breaded pork chops with mashed potatoes and gravy and peas.

4. Do you get offended by not receiving thank yous?
Not really. I think so many people appreciate what you've done or bought them but don't always make the time to say Thank you and then when they have the time it probably seems to late to give one so they don't. I guess I realize how time flies and that people get busy in their lives. So My answers no I don't.

5. How did you meet your best friend?
I met her at a back care program that we both had to go to after our surgeries. We had to do classes on how to walk and bend and exercise together everyday. Some times we would get to go swimming down the road. It was the most painful thing each one of us has ever went through but we say to this day we would of never met if we never got sent there. So that makes us HAPPPYYYY...

Thursday, February 17, 2011


First things First

It is my Birthday today and I am going to the movies with My Mom, 2 of my sisters, My Granddaughter, and my 9 year old niece. We are going to go see
" Big Mama Like Father Like Son ". We should have lots of laughs with that many of us altogether. Even if a movie isn't that funny it seems to be funnier when there is lots of people laughing at the same time. Then Saturday I am going to a fair grounds that has an antique mall going on with my BFF and spend the night at her house and stay up late and laugh and watch movies. Ok now to the questions for Friday. Have a good weekend to all my friends.

1. Have you worn the same outfit more than one day in a row?

Yep I am guilty of that one. I hate to say it but when I get a new top I sometimes do it. My 8 yr. old Granddaughter Hanna says she guilty of it too.

2. If you had to choose any LARGE city to live in, which would it be?
A city somewhere by New York. I have always wanted to go there. I haven't really been very many places to know where it would be I guess. I know I live in the Northwest and I love that we are close to the mountains, oceans, there are lots of green trees and lots of beauty all around me right now. It could rain a little less and that's about it. Hanna says Paris.. I had to laugh.. lol

3. Fly or drive with the kids on vacation?
Well I am scared of driving and more scared of flying but to get to Disneyland next year I will be flying there. It will take me 3 hours verses 3 days in the car.

4. What is your idea of "spring cleaning"?
I am saying I am spring cleaning all of the time. When I say it I am not just picking up. I am wiping down the cupboards, walls. Not just dusting but really polishing things. I wash curtains, rugs and the whole bit..

5. What is the best book you have ever read?

1. Tuesday's with Morrie and
2. The five people you will meet in Heaven, both written by Mitch Alborn