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Thursday, May 5th, 2011

It’s not Thanksgiving, it’s Cinco de Mayo, but today I am thankful for a few things, and I thought you should know.   

I am thankful for my five year old boy, because only he can explain to me the significance of the pink ninja hostage situation happening atop this Jenga skyscraper.

little boy tower

 

I am thankful for oranges because they look pretty on trees, and they are a key ingredient in one of my favorite cakes. You can find my recipe for orange cake in The Lettered Cottage E-zine, including the easy trick for making those fancy shmancy curls with orange peels.  

orange cake slices

 

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In Transition

Monday, February 28th, 2011

With all of the craziness of the last two months, it goes without saying things are completely wacky around here!  We’re lost in transition somewhere between the start of spring and the chore of cleaning up Christmas. 

dying hydrangeas

 

I solicited the little ones to help me over the weekend.  Their idea of cleaning up is helping open the “presents”.  I tried to warn them, truly I did. 

 

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Wall Stencil GIVEAWAY

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Midweek greetings!  I’m on my way to New Orleans today to meet with some of the fantastic folks at RustOleum, and can’t wait to see what they have prepared for a few of us bloggers in attendance!  I always think about regional food when I travel to a new place, and I’m really hoping to savor some good jambalaya while I’m there.  Got any recommendations?  Thankfully this is the last trip across the country for quite some time, whew !

Announcing the winner of the Geezees custom canvas giveaway: #201 Emily C. !    Emily, I’ve emailed your information to the company, expect a contact shortly to start customizing your canvas.

Today, I have another fabulous giveaway, and definitely one that is right on trend.  In the mood to introduce some pattern to your walls?  Well then time to get your hands on a stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils!

Remember last week’s article offering up tips from bloggers on successful stenciling?  Now’s your chance to put all their advice to good use!

Here’s a peek at just a few of the many patterns and styles available:

allover stencil

allover pattern and flower

damask kerry

crysanthemum and acanthus

damask stencil

So many design possibilities!

Cutting Edge Stencils is giving away to three winners a $50 store credit to their shop (that’s enough to purchase most of their stencils!)  Woot!

Eligibility to win one of three $50 shop credits to Cutting Edge Stencils:

1) Hop on over to Cutting Edge Stencils and pick a favorite from their shop, then name it in a comment!

2) For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on Facebook, or tweet about this giveaway on Twitter (with a link) and then leave a comment telling where you mentioned it (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Sunday February 13th, 2011 at 8 p.m. PST.  Three winners chosen at random.

Good luck everyone, be back very soon!

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