Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Mabel's Labels

Christine over at is doing a cool giveaway.  She's offering an ultimate back-to-school combo from Mabel's Labels.  These labels are the real deal.  I'm hoping I win her giveaway but if not, I'll be placing an order before my big girl goes to kindergarten.  

Coach Bag Giveaway

Okay, as you may know, I'm a self-proclaimed bag lady.  I love totes and purses and handbag and tiny coin purses.  You get the picture.  And if you are here it's probably because you are interested in my giveaway (yea for you.)  Well here's another one you don't want to miss.  Laurie of is giving away a Coach purse!  Yup, you read correctly.  GIVING AWAY a COACH purse.  I don't want to shout too loudly because I don't want too much competition for my entry but I just had to share (well I had to share in order to get extra points.)  

Monday, July 28, 2008

Design Your Own Mug!

The goods:   Your very own custom designed 16 oz Travel Mug from Maddy Moo Creations! 

The hook:  Visit Maddy Moo and browse through their collection of Design Your Own products.  This is my way of helping spread the word about the fabulouso Maddy Moo handbags.

The method:  Comment here with your choice of fabric for the mug (don't worry, you can change your mind if you win) AND what style of handbag you'd carry with it.  

The fine print:  You don't have to be a blogger to enter but you must leave your name and email, I have to have a way to contact you, after all.

Only one comment per person, please.  Share the love.

You may enter between Monday 7/28 and Friday 8/1.  If the winner does not respond within 3 days of being contacted, the prize will be forfeited.

This giveaway is open only to participants with a mailing address in the USA.  

Good luck everyone and thank you so much for visiting my blog and website!

Now, get on back to the Big Bloggy Giveaway Carnival and check out all the other cool giveaways!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Online Bargains

I realized I had some Pottery Barn gift cards burning a hole in my preppy purse for some time now.  After browsing through all of their online stores, look what I came up with.
And at bargain prices!!  I ordered the pique Queen duvet cover in pink (see the sham for the color swatch) for $29!! I didn't monogram though because I wasn't sure which of the girls was going to use it and I didn't want to buy 2 of the same.  Then I bought golf course pillowcases for $1.99 for 2!!  I mean, come on.  They were out of the sheets but I'll just put them on when I have the khaki sheets on.  Too cute - DH is an avid golfer.  The jewelry boxes were inexpensive also.  I can't remember how much the large one was but the small one was $4.99!  I never get deals like this. Check out Pottery Barn Kids and PBTeen for your own specials.

Old Red Barn Co. Giveaway

I'll let you in on a little secret.  I love entering giveaways.  Mostly blog giveaway although I've been known to enter a few company ones also.  One reason I love is entering is that sometimes I win!!  I know, can you believe it?  And I am ever so grateful and my mood is instantly brighter when I find out.  And when the gifty comes in the mail.  Boy oh boy, do I love the feeling of submitting an entry and crossing my fingers.  It inspires me to give things away too.  Be sure to check back during the Bloggy Giveaway July 28 - August 1.

Another reason I love it is because I am often introduced to new and unique products (and lovely people) I wouldn't have come across otherwise.  I am now an Etsy addict.  I've purchased products recommended by others (when I didn't win =)  and am making my Christmas gift giving list right now.

So, why all this background into how I while away my time?  Because I have stumbled across the most beautiful giveaway.  Ever.  And I have to share it with you.  Well, I don't really want to because I want to keep it all to myself but given the number of other entries, my chances are slim.  Still one of us might be the lucky winner and you owe it to yourself to go check out this quilt.  And I get extra entries for telling ya'll about it.  It is downright fantastic.  Dana has some beautiful pictures on there and I haven't even had a chance to browse her whole site yet.  I just popped back to my site to share the news.  I am thinking this may be a case of my having to buy something instead of just wishing....

I've put her button below or click on any link in this post to see for yourself.  So, if you win, will you give the quilt to me?  Pretty please?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Now THAT'S a big jellyfish!

It could be photoshopped for all I know but I don't think so.  There was an article about a man who is hunting for the world's largest fish.  There were photos of other large sea life including a ludicrously big ray and a giant squid.  That said, I wouldn't want to be anywhere near this fella.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, July 6, 2008

All Star Athletes

The girls played tennis for the first time today. They really enjoyed it and want to add it to their other favorite sports; golf & swimming. The Olympics are very inspiring and they've been talking up gymnastics...

Happy 1st Birthday!

I can't believe my wee one is now ONE.
It happens when you aren't looking.

Here Comes The Bride!!!

My girlfriend, Miss S., is getting married next year and she just received her dress!! It's so beautiful I just had to share it with you.  (Not much of a chance of her betrothed reading my blog.)  Notice all the lovely beading.  It's spectacular and she's going to make a divine bride.