Sponsor Spotlight: Shades of Light

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Hello all, I want to share with you one of my newest sponsors, Shades of Light.  Perhaps you’ve heard of them or have seen their collection of stylish home goods.

Shades of Light is a great resource for furniture, lighting, mirrors, lamp shades and lighting supplies. Here’s a sampling of my favorites from the vast amount of choices available online.

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Weathered Metal Mirror; Zebra Drum Pendant; Architectural Frame Mirror; Pharmacy Table Lamp; Dijon Arm Chair; Melon Mercury Glass lamp.

The also carry a great collection of rugs from transitional to contemporary and in many colors that will suit your space. 

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Happy Trellis; Umbrella Stripe; Thomas Paul Zinnia

Be sure to stop on by Shades of Light for all of your online lighting and home décor needs!


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Personalized Stamp Giveaway

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Hello all, the sun is shining, and the forecast is for a perfect fall weekend, yes! The hub and I are headed to the City by the Bay on Sunday with great seats at the 49er football game, I’m so excited!! I haven’t been to a professional football game in so many years, we’re going to have a ball while the kids are home with a babysitter, woo hoo!!  

The winners of the Waverly Fabric Giveaway are #1,344 Anneke of RustiChic and #2,053 Jenny of DIY Newlyweds. The Matthew Mead Tiered Stand goes to #8 Kathy Ellis, congratulations ladies, I sent you all an email.

This weekend’s giveaway is brought to you by Purple Lemon Designs, an Etsy shop filled with delightful personalized products from customized stamps to stationery.

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personalized stamp giveaway

Five free personalized stamps are up for grabs this weekend, just in time for the upcoming holiday mailings!  Pick an everyday or Christmas version, winners choice!

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Purple Lemon Designs is also offering all of you a 10% discount when you shop – simply use the code CG2011.

Eligibility to win one of five free personalized stamps from Purple Lemon Designs

1) Hop on over to Purple Lemon Designs and pick your favorite stamp, then leave your choice in a comment.

2)  For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter, then leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

3.  For a third chance to win, Like Purple Lemon on Facebook, leave another comment here.

Five winners chosen at random, free shipping, US and Canada only. Giveaway ends Monday October 10th, 8 p.m. PST. 


Five winners:  #12 Anne, #210, Amanda S., #349 Cynthia, #405 Penelope, #651 Sunday.  Winners all notified via email!