Winning!

November 28th, 2011

Hello all, there’s great news out there for a few lucky winners of last weeks giveaways, yahoo!  Drumroll please . . . 

 

The three winners of the Cutting Edge Stencils Giveaway are:

#193 Jean @ Flower Hill; #354 Melissa S; and #607 Jessica W.

    

The two winners of the Perideau Boutique Giveaway are:

#115 Rosalyn J. and #258 Becky Mercado

 

     The two winners of the Gussy Sews Giveaway are:

#10 Michele Coggins and #203 Rachel Abrams

 

    The winner of the Kelly + Olive Room Design Giveaway is:

#117 Jennifer Crocker

     

The three winners of the Fresh Wreath & Garland Giveaway are:

#457 Jennifer De Cuir; #748 Yvonne Higgins; #1,006 Erin Echols

 

All winners have been notified via email so send me your deets as requested!

And congrats on all the loot.

xo,

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Porch Poinsettias, Etc.

November 28th, 2011

Well here we are again caught up in the the holiday hustle and bustle and how quickly it can get overwhelming. If you were standing in my house right now, you’d laugh at the scene inside. Well maybe not laugh, but be relieved that yes, our house is messy, and so yes, we’re perfectly normal.    

The dining table is covered in artwork and letters for Santa, the kitchen is a mess, there are bins and boxes of holiday decor everywhere, and the living room is unrecognizable because I’ve been moving furniture around again. There’s not a clear surface to be found, but I really don’t care. The messes are evidence we’ve been busy making Christmas memories.

I made a decision a few days ago to not get caught up in the craziness of the season but instead to choose a slower pace. Since Friday, we’ve started each day hiding in winter pajamas under flannel sheets and emerging on our own time, not one dictated by the clock.  We eventually dragged all the decorations out and now they’re all over the house. I managed to plant poinsettias and suspend a few ornaments on the front porch, but that’s it.  It’s simple and pretty, so I thought I’d share. And why not some thoughts on the season to go with it.       

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As mothers, we set a pace or a rhythm in our homes. That pace can be chaotic, it can be crazy, or it can be be comforting. As of today, ours qualifies for all of the above, but mostly I’d like to think it’s leaning towards the latter. Sure it’s chaotic because of looming holiday burdens and oh heck yeah is it crazy because of all the holiday decor strewn about. But mostly it’s comforting because of the choice to prioritize our time spent together – it’s more important than anything else.    

  

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Fresh Wreath & Garland Giveaway

November 25th, 2011

Hi all, one last giveaway before signing off for the weekend. This one couldn’t be timed any better!  You’ll recall I’m a huge fan of Lynch Creek Farm having shipped their greenery to my home twice this past year. 

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Their wreaths are HUGE compared to other store bought versions, measuring 26” across and weighing seven pounds, and they smell absolutely amazing!   

All the greens come from local farmers in Washington State who trim boughs from their forests, they do not cut down trees. Lynch Creek Farm is dedicated to preserving the forests and habitats of the Pacific Northwest.  

  Can you smell the Christmas cheer?  

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Great news!  This weekend Lynch Creek Farm is offering three winners a fresh 26” wreath or 18 feet of fresh garland (winners choice) shipped to your door ($40 – $50 value) plus free shipping. 

Eligibility to win one of three free wreaths (or 18’ of garland) from Lynch Creek Farms:

1) Hop over to Lynch Creek Farm and pick your favorite wreath or garland, then name it 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).

Three winners, US only, giveaway ends Sunday November 27th at 8 p.m. PST.  By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry. 

That’s all folks, have a great weekend!

Ho ho ho,

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