More Winners and Gift Ideas

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Greetings friends, the lucky winners of the Fabricadabra giveaway are:

#67  Cayla from Cayla’s Corner who wrote:

“I love the Vintage wool on linen crewel floral pillow cover! It is beautiful !”


#290 Misty of House Queen who wrote:

“What a cool giveaway! I am really liking the OC019 Untreated cotton hand crocheted pillow cover!”


#373 Jacqueline of Dirty Shiny Pretty who wrote:

“This was so hard! There are way too many pretty pillows but if I’m forced to choose I would go with IKT47 or IKT067.”


Congratulations ladies !  Send me an email and I’ll get you your goodies ! 




Also, while you’re considering gifts for Mother’s Day and graduation, please pay a visit to these lovely sponsors who support this blog and keep it going !

The Shabby Chic Cottage, for vintage finds and handmade goods, just for you or for Mom !

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SCC Collage 1

The Vintage Pearl for personalized hand stamped sterling silver jewelry.  Both moms and grads would feel blessed to have one of these lovely pieces created by Erin !

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Color Incorporated, your one stop shop for photo printing and gallery wrapped canvases.  And you get 25 free 4 x 6 prints when you use the code cen10 !  Got a picture of mom you’d like to have enlarged on a canvas ?  Visit Color Inc ! Know a grad who makes you proud ?  Pick them up a personalized photo notebook to carry off to college just so they miss you… and call you not just for money.  

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 color inc duo

Noteworthy, for stylish invitations, announcements and personalized stationery.  Any mom would love some personalized note cards, and if you have a grad in your family, pop on over to select from the beautiful announcements available!  

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 noteworthy samples

Scentsy, a fragrant gift for Mom that keeps giving and giving !  She’ll think of you every time her home smells amazing !  My warmer is one of my favorite things, and will surely be one of your Mom’s too.  Or give one to a grad who’s headed off to college to camouflage those not-so-wonderful  dorm room smells – his or her roommate with be grateful, and yes they even have ‘man’ scents too. 

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 scentsy trio


Don’t forget about the incredible MirrorMate transformation !  Enter CENTS when you order and you’ll receive 15% off !

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before and after


And please welcome three new sponsors, the first is Recessionista, where savvy shopping is always a party !  Do you feel a giveaway coming ? 

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Recessionista Party


Also, please welcome Fabricadabra, which you remember from the fantastic giveaway!  Fabricadabra is your place for finding that perfect pillow or fabric to modernize your home, including ikat, batik and other exotic choices!  All natural fibers of course!  

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Finally, please also welcome as a new sponsor stylist Christine for Stella & Dot, your one stop shop for stunning jewelry !  Again, a perfect gift for Mother’s Day and graduation !  And have you heard Stella & Dot is coming out with a line for little girls ?  Oh dear, I’m in trouble when my daughter spots those baubles ! 

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Finally, if you’ve sent me an email, and think I fell off the face of the planet because I haven’t responded, please note that I am alive and well and will get back to you shortly.  I just took a much needed day off yesterday, shame on me !   :-) 

Thanks so much for reading and happy shopping !   On behalf of my sponsors, I personally thank you for spending your hard earned dollars with them.  It helps them, it helps me, and you get something lovely too ! 

Cheers friends. 

Winners !

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Oh, I just love when people win free goodies ! 

The two winners of The Vintage Pearl giveaway are:

#268: Meg Tully who wrote:

“If fate smiled upon me enough to win this, I would get the “layered circles of love” for my mom and put my grandparent’s names on the outer ring and her kids’ names on the inner ring, because she’s been a fantastic caregiver now for both her kids and her parents.”


#44 Jackie Fo who wrote:

“I LOVE the Mama Bird necklace! It’s too cute !!”


You know what I also love ? 

I love when other blogs post roundups of what they think others are doing that is super cool in blogland.  Here’s a few that caught my eye this weekend. 

Call it a ‘Roundup of Roundups’ . . . a ‘Lovefest of Links’ . . . a ‘Plethora of Posts’ . . .

Well, I’m still working on the title. 

Anyway, here’s some more ‘roundup’ weekend reading for you. 


A Soft Place to Land: Favorite Things

Hooked on Houses: Fun Weekly Links

Just A Girl: Feature Saturday

It’s Great To Be Home: Weekend DIY Projects

Tatertots and Jello: Weekend Wrap Up Party

Knock Off Wood: Bragging Board

Serenity Now: Weekend Bloggy Reading

One Pretty Thing


And because no post is complete without a pretty picture.

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Enjoy your day !