Vintage Pearl Giveaway

April 13th, 2012

Greetings all, happy weekend, the sun is out and there are clear skies ahead, looking forward to a bike ride this weekend!  Hey guess what?  Mother’s Day is just around the corner, yes it’s only a month away, coming up on May 13th! 

Have you thought about what you’ll get your mom this year?  Well one of my most favorite “mom” gifts came from The Vintage Pearl, and I treasure it!  It’s a necklace with four charms and inscribed on it are the names of my three kids and my man – I always get compliments ever time I wear it. 

The Vintage Pearl is sponsoring this weekend’s giveaway and two lucky winners will receive a $75 shop credit.  The Vintage Pearl is a fabulous online source for personalized hand stamped sterling silver jewelry, unique silver gifts and keepsakes.

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Eligibility to win one of two $75 gift cards to The Vintage Pearl:

1) Hop on over to The Vintage Pearl and pick a favorite item, then name 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).

Giveaway ends Monday April 16, 2012 at 8 p.m. PST, two winners chosen at random, US and Canada only, free shipping. By entering this giveaway, you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**

Winners:  #811 Bri and #380 Lorene Holbrook, congrats ladies, email on its way to you!

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Let’s Go For A Dip

April 13th, 2012

We see a lot of trends in design and they come and go, some I embrace, some I shun, but there’s one I’m loving lately and that’s the paint dip trend.  Popping up all over the web are DIY projects and home decor where various pieces from furniture to kitchen utensils have been dipped in paint and *confession time* I’m really loving it.  Why?  Well, first of all I love color blocking.  And I love anything two tone done well, it makes the piece more interesting IMHO.  And I also love paint.  Have I mentioned?

The best reason is, what could be more simple than a DIY project that involves some painter’s tape and the use of your paint color of choice to spruce up something ordinary.  Am I right? 

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House and Home via Poppytalk

For me the attraction is the asymmetrical nature of it all.  Never picking a halfway point, but rather choosing a more mischievous place to tape off your wood before you paint is really the key to the look.

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IKEA hack via The Sweet Beast

 

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