Midweek Miscellaneous :-)

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Greetings friends, I’m delighted to be guest posting over my friend Camila’s blog High Heeled Foot in the Door today.  Click on over right here to read my contribution !

Also, please be so kind as to welcome as a new sponsor  Style Your Life !   Jennifer is a professional stylist and personal shopper bringing you a new budget friendly yet stylish outfit every day ! 




And now my wardrobe has an inferiority complex.

No seriously, please pop on by to visit Jennifer and she will will style your life !  Follow Style Your Life on Twitter like me for all her new updates ! 


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Speaking of sponsors, if you’re looking to advertise your blog or small business . . .

there are special discount rates in effect for summer!

 Click here for details ! 




i am sorry bear

To anyone who has sent me an email with a question in the last 30 days, I’m officially apologizing. 

I’m a total failure at returning emails this month between kids tugging on my cargos and a few compulsive painting projects. 

I’m trying to get back to you, please oh please oh please be patient with me – I will catch up !


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Don’t forget to pop on over to High Heeled Foot in the Door for my guest post and a kind comment ! 

Have a lovely Wednesday


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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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vp trio

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!  

 ikat and chair collage


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 ! 

stella and dot choices


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. 

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Just a Few Things . . .

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Happy Weekend everybody !  I want to send out a big welcome to a new sponsor, The Shabby Chic Cottage, a shop filled with all sorts of home accessories that will add so much style to your home !

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SCC Collage 2

Hop on over to pick up a few lovelies for your nest!  Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is May 9th, that’s only one month away, so you can find a mom you love something special at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Also, here’s a few features around blogland.  YayDIY posted my answers to Eleven Questions.  The lovely Mrs. Limestone featured my favorite spot to curl up in her not-to-miss ‘favorite nook’ series.  And my friend Amanda over at Serenity Now let me takeover her blog for a day with these ever so simple scrap and tissue paper butterflies.   Also, Erin over at House of Turquoise was kind enough to feature on her blog our grown up girl’s room, how cool !  

For some other great weekend roundup reading, visit Kimba’s Favorite Things at A Soft Place to Land and Julia’s Weekend House Fix over at Hooked on Houses, plus Becki’s Roundup of great links at Infarrantly Creative

For those in Northern California who will be joining me for the April 25th Antique Fair, make sure you RSVP with an email so I can get a proper headcount !

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Finally, for those of you still interested in a MirrorMate custom mirror makeover like mine . . .

before and after 

. . . remember there are dozens of frames available, here are just a few !

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And if you enter the discount code CENTS at checkout you receive 15% off  !!!

Now, back to your weekend fun . . . . :-)  

Enjoy !


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