‘Mom Cave’ Contest Winners

November 7th, 2010

A very big thanks to all the ladies who sent in their submission for the HomeGoods ‘Mom Cave’ contest, via email or by linking to the party.  Let me tell you, it was excruciating, and I mean painful, trying to narrow it down to five winners, and then choose a top prize. 

It was such a delight reading each and every one of your entries.  The judges (Layla, Rhoda, and I) spent the weekend reviewing them.  I don’t think I’ll be volunteering to be a judge for anything anytime in the near future . . . it really was that difficult!  But after the votes were cast by three judges, and all criteria considered, it’s my pleasure to announce the following winners:

The top prize, the $250 HomeGoods gift card is awarded to, drumroll please . .

Blair of ‘Blair’s Blessings‘ ! 

 

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Pretty Pretty! A Vintage Pearl GIVEAWAY

November 5th, 2010

Hello and happy happy Friday!  The holidays are upon us, so it’s time to start thinking about the ladies, men, and babies in your life!   This year, for Mother’s Day, I bought my Mom the Circle of Love bracelet from The Vintage Pearl, and she absolutely treasures her piece.  It’s the only keepsake she has with her four children’s name on it, what Mom doesn’t want one of those?

This weekend, I bring you a giveaway from one of my fantastic sponsors ~ your chance to win some hand stamped silver jewelry from The Vintage Pearl.  There will be two lucky winners of this weekend’s giveaway – each will receive a $75 dollar gift certificate to purchase something very special.  Take a peek at this small sampling of these hand stamped sterling silver pieces available.

 

vp necklaces cuff and pink ribbon

necklaces and spoons

 

Eligibility to win one of two $75 dollar gift certificates to The Vintage Pearl

1)  Hop on over to The Vintage Pearl and pick a favorite among this collection.  Come on back and leave a comment telling us which piece you’d choose if you won.

2) For a second chance to win, either tweet about this giveaway on Twitter, or link to this giveaway on Facebook, then come back and mention in a second comment where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Monday November 8th at 8 p.m. PST.  Two winners will be chosen by Random.org.

Good luck and happy fall weekend!!

 

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Home Office, Take Two

November 4th, 2010

Lately I’ve been inspired to bring more color into my life, especially my work space.  I like to be surrounded by girly glamorous sophisticated things in my home office, and the color pairing I’m fixated on lately is raspberry and teal, can’t you tell by the header?  (Designed by Fabulous K Creative, I love it!)

Here’s a peek at a few changes made to my home office in the last few weeks.  The sofa was replaced with a refinished credenza and a few deep pink and plum accessories also made their way into this space.  The lamp was a thrift store find, spray painted last week with Valspar’s ‘Eggplant’ ~ I found it on clearance at Michaels for $0.49 a can!

 

cg left wall credenza

 

Above the credenza sits a giant inspiration board and soon it will be covered with more reminders and mementoes.  I’m the type of person if I don’t write something down, or have it staring me in the face, I’ll completely forget about it, so this memo board will be another tool to keeping me sane organized.  Next week, I’ll show you how I made it!

 

cg office after

 

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