New Series: BOTB

April 3rd, 2011

Greetings and happy weekend!  I am trying out a fun new weekend series called “Best of the Blogosphere” or “BOTB” for short.  I better be careful not to mistype that ‘T’ !  This series will be a roundup of the best of home improvement and decorating that we see in blog land. 

When I say ‘we’ I mean I’m in cahoots with some new Contributive Writers recently brought on board.  Together with my accomplices, we will be scouring the internet, looking for the most inspiring and original creations!  We live for it, we love it, we can’t get enough of it.  And we will be bringing it to you!  Let’s kick if off shall we?

Have a look at these stylish yet functional built-in spice shelves over at Tidbits from the Tremaynes.  With some help from her handy dad, Mandi fashioned all the details, and then completes the look with her custom labeled spice jars.  Now we’re ready to fire up the power tools and take advantage of some space in the walls! 

spice shelves tremains

 

We’re loving this simple sew tutorial for pillow shams over at Jilly & Mia

diy pillow sham

 

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Jewelry GIVEAWAY: The Vintage Pearl

April 1st, 2011

67Greetings and happy weekend y’all!  Announcing the winner of the last giveaway with Kelly + Olive.  Congratulations to #67 Larissa who wrote:

“The room that I would love to get some direction and insight on is my bedroom.  The space is great with large windows and great views, but my current decorating is lacking in everything.  I would love the opportunity to get some professional help”  Congrats Larissa, can’t wait to see the full room design! 

Today, because it’s spring, and because Mother’s Day is five weeks away and you best be thinking about Mom!!!  I’m thinking about you too, so I’m bringing you a timely giveaway from my longtime sponsor The Vintage Pearl.  Last year, I bought my own mom the Circle of Love bracelet and she loves it!  It’s the only keepsake she has with her four children’s names on it, what Mom doesn’t want one of those? 

The Vintage Pearl is a great source for the prettiest hand stamped sterling silver jewelry and keepsakes.  In fact, VP has the PW seal of approval, how cool is that?  Take a peek at this small sampling of the pieces available for babies, teachers, grandmothers, sisters, friends, and even dudes. 

vp necklaces 1

vp mens

necklacesandspoons 2

 

The last day to order for Mother’s Day delivery is April 20th, so get shopping!

This time, two winners will receive a $75 store credit to shop The Vintage Pearl.

Eligibility to win one of two $75 dollar store credits:

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

2) For additional chances to win, link to this giveaway on Twitter, and/or link to this giveaway on Facebook, then come back and mention in additional comment(s) where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Monday April 4th at 8 p.m. PST.  Two winners chosen by Random.org.

swirl snip

Good luck and happy weekend!

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