29 November 2010

While Sipping Hot Chocolate.....

While sipping hot chocolate this afternoon....I fell in love.

I was browsing through a couple of catalogs and came across some things that I just....well....love.


I adore this outfit....the gray sweater....the thin belt....the boots....it's perfect....this is how I see myself dressing when I visit Ireland (a girl can dream right?).

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What can I say about this outfit....except that I love it. The velvet blazer, the ruffled top, the scarf...it's just beautiful.


And this....I love this. The creamy white linens, the little wood bench, the unadorned window....and the bed platform....I so love that.


All the while....drooling over the outfits and bed....sipping my hot chocolate....I was thinking....I so need some cute mugs....because in my head, cute mugs make for tastier hot chocolate....I came across these beauties....aren't they perfect....I think so. I really think these mugs....with their french farmhouse good looks....would definitely make my hot chocolate tastier....don't you agree?

25 November 2010

A Winner and A Sale

I'm having a sale....
it's my small way of giving thanks to you!

Wishing you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

Oops....I almost forgot....

to announce the winner of my handmade giveaway.....

Random.org randomly chose #58....

It's you Tricia...from A Rosy Note!

Thanks so much to all who left a comment....

You all make my day a brighter one....

thank you.

20 November 2010

17 Years Ago....

17 years ago today....I married my best friend.

I know this should be a lovey dovey post...

but to tell you the truth...I'm not a lovey dovey kinda girl....I'm more of a dude kinda girl....remember this post.

Here's another example of me being more dude like....

when we woke this morning....neither of us told each other happy anniversary....

I actually forgot (I mean I did know it was coming up... I just didn't realize it was already here) until I turned on my computer and the date said November 2oth....holy cow I thought....it's our anniversary.

After we wished each other happy anniversary....my hubby went out for donuts and came home with a rose and a card....

the funny thing is he sealed the card and didn't write anything in it....no name or anything....

I started laughing and told him we should use this card every year.....we could just write 2010 on the card and then next year re-use it....just cross out 2010 and write 2011....and so on.

Hubby gave me the crazy look.....but I'm totally serious....

I mean....I do love to reuse and recycle.

Anyway....I'm not too into celebrating anniversaries....as he makes everyday special....so there's no need to celebrate it on only one day....when we celebrate our love everyday.

Dude

P.S. We really need to take a new photo of us together...this ones from our trip to Rome....and that was 6 years ago.

P.S.S. Don't forget to leave a comment on this post to enter my handmade giveaway.


17 November 2010

A Handmade Giveaway

If you read my blog, you know that I'm making this Christmas a handmade one....

and I wanted to spread that handmade love to you.

I'm having a Handmade Giveaway just for you!

I'm busy crocheting one of you....a cozy scarf.

It'll be made with the yummy gray alpaca yarn shown above.

Now....please keep in mind....that this is handmade....and I am by no means a great crocheter (is that a word?)....as a matter of fact....I just recently taught myself to crochet a scarf by watching YouTube videos.

If you'd like a chance to win....just leave a comment on this post....that's it.

The giveaway ends next Wednesday, November 24th, and the winner will be choosen randomly and announced here on Thursday.

The giveaway is open to everyone....including my international followers.

*This giveaway has now ended*

15 November 2010

They're Back...

Just a quickie post to let you know that.....

they're back.

We've re-stocked some of our pillows...with more on the way...including some cute number pillows. I hope to have the number pillows on the website by Wednesday.

And....

don't forget to come back on Wednesday....

I'll be announcing my giveaway.

But don't get too excited....it's not that great of a giveaway....

it's just a little something made by me.

**I've been receiving some wonderful emails about the pillows....but just wanted to say that these beauties are not made by me....they're made by Petit Coterie. They make the most amazing pillows and the quality is wonderful....I'm so happy to carry them.

12 November 2010

And The Winner Is....


Michelle....from Petit Coterie is the winner of my mom's giveaway....YEAH!

Stay tuned....I feel another giveaway coming....very soon.

Want a hint....it's handmade....by moi.

Have a wonderful weekend guys!

our winner was choosen randomly by random.org

10 November 2010

A Walk Through The Woods

This past weekend my family and I went for a walk....

where moss covered logs live....

where long winding paths abound....

where the sun....shone down on us....


where my son thought he was James Bond....

where the blue skies were endless.



08 November 2010

Mom's Havin' A Giveaway

It's giveaway time!

With the season of giving upon us....my momma thought she'd have a little giveaway....and I'm hosting it for her....thanks ma!

The rules....

just one....

visit my mom's etsy shop....then come back here and leave a comment on this post telling us what'ya like....that's it....sweet and simple....cuz I don't like complicated.

The winner will get a $30.00 credit (the shipping's on mom) to my mom's etsy shop Andy's Boutique.

The winner will be randomly choosen and announced on Friday.

04 November 2010

Nesting

Yep....nesting....that's what I've been doing lots of lately.

Well....nesting, reading and cleaning that is.

And trying to make this Christmas....a handmade one. I thought this year...I'd give at least one handmade gift to everyone on my list....but....some lucky friends and family {well, I hope they'll think they're lucky} might just get a whole handmade package....I hope they'll like it....because there's nothing better than receiving a gift that someone you love has taken the time to make just for you.

02 November 2010

She's Amazing

And by She....I mean....Tracey from French Larkspur.

I can't even begin to tell you how much she inspires me.

Whenever I click on to visit Tracey's blog....

her photos completely draw me in....

she can style a photo like no other....

and can even make a pallet look good.

After visiting Tracey's blog....I just know....you too will come away thinking the same thing....She's amazing!


Want a little bit of Tracey's style in your home....a visit to her beautiful website will get you on the right track.


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