Thursday, December 30, 2010

Still here!

Hey! Just wanted to tell you I am still here!!! Just enjoying lots of family time :)  Be back soon!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Check In and Product Review

Hey There!
Long time no see.  I have traveled south to Texas for Christmas and I am loving it.  It has been in the 70's and 80's since we got here.  We were able to walk on the beach and wear short sleeves!  I feel like it's summer.  Such a nice break from the 30-40 degree weather we have been getting in Georgia...although I shouldn't complain considering the icy, snowy weather that some of you are in the middle of right now.

We are really enjoying our Christmas vacation.  My mother in law has four trees up, garland and lights everywhere and lights outside on the house, bushes and palm tree! Caleb is loving it.  Plus his two cousins arrived yesterday and he is having a blast playing with them.

On a strange, unrelated note, I am also doing a website review of TV stands.  I couldn't figure out how to transition into talking about TV stands so I just decided to be blunt about it.  I really do love a pretty TV stand though.  In my opinion, if you can't afford anything else, buy a nice TV stand because nothing makes a living room worse than a big eye sore holding up your TV.

CSNstores has some great options.  Here are my top picks:

Naples Corner TV stand- $375

Anelli Corner Stand- $729

Richmond Corner Fireplace Entertainment Center (I think this would look awesome in an office!)

Merry Mid Christmas Check In!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Giveaway Winners!!!!

Here are all the lucky winners!  Please e-mail me with your address as soon as you can!  Thanks everyone for playing :)

Names in the Sand Photo- #4 "Miss" Paige

Ruffled Table Runner- #11 Nicole

Dessert Pedestal- #7 xoxrhapsodyxox

Wood Sign- #12 Amy

Pillow- #6 Kristan

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Summer in December Day- LAST DAY GIVEAWAY!

Wrapping this great week of giveaways up, Hepstyles has a f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s pillow up for grabs.  It is the prettiest pillow!  I only wish I could win it for myself :)  She named it the "Chenille Sea Urchin Pillow".  What a great name.  Here is the beaut:

Does is get any more summery than this?  Oooo I want to take a nap on that bed!

Take a look at these other pretties from HepStyles:

Hand Dyed Baby Burp Cloths (these are the best because they are made from the prefold diapers...super absorbent and soft and great, bright colors!)

Super Soft Minky Starfish...this would make the sweetest little baby gift.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Summer in December- Handpainted Sign

Today's giveaway comes from Sweet Primitive.  It is the sweetest, handpainted sign from a quote by Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh.  Perfect for any room or as a gift!

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Here are a few of my favorites from Sweet Primitive:

This would be AWESOME in a kids bathroom!

I LOVE this one! GREAT family rules...don't you agree???

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Weekend Catch Up of the Week- does that even make sense???

I love doing giveaways and I am so thankful for the wonderful etsians who graciously offer their products to us...we will pick up with the next giveaway on Monday though because I just need a little "me" post.  I have too much to say this week and I haven't been able to use my blog as an outlet since I have been doing "Summer in December Giveaways".

Here is a the catch-up on my week:
Monday: Caleb had pre-school, which he LOVES and so do I.  It was reallllly cold and my parents had bought him quite the hat when we were home for Thanksgiving.   It is a super warm hat, so we stuck in on Caleb's head (he also happens to love hats, so this worked out for everyone).

 He is so proud of this Elmer Fudd hat, let me just tell ya.  He walked in to pre-school (late, as usual) and all the kids were sitting at the table for craft time.  Usually when Caleb walks in the kids will say hi and there are two twin girls who run up to him and say, "Caweb! Caweb!"  But this morning, Caleb walked in with his hat on and all the kids just stared.  Some of them had their mouths open, jaw dropped.  As Caleb starts walking around the table, pointing at the hat on his head and jabbering, all of the kids eyes followed him wherever he went.  I can only help but laugh at what the kids were wondering when they saw Caleb and his hat.  I am sure they were trying to figure out what kind of animal was on his head.  It was quite the funny scene.

Tuesday: Oh Tuesday! I was awoken by the DirectTV guy banging on the door.  Granted, we had made the appointment a month ago to have our local channels FINALLY added to our TV.  Thankfully, Seth was at the house and took care of that.  A few minutes after the TV guy gets to our house, Seth tells me that our HP laptop won't turn on...what??? As of a month ago, we had a nice Toshiba that crashed the week before Thanksgiving and now the HP!  Neither will even turn on. Awesome.  Then I go to the kitchen to unload the dishwasher, only to open it and find a big puddle of dirty water sitting in the bottom of it.  This is where my not-so-handy (or so I thought) husband get down and dirty.  He's pulling hoses out of plugs and getting buckets for water to drain in.  The next thing I know, our dishwasher is working again!  I don't give that man enough credit.  All of this happened before 9:30am.  As soon as the TV guy left, we decided to leave the house before anything else broke!  

Wednesday:  I don't know what it is about Wednesdays, but I always get this creative kick in me.  Here are a couple of things I added to my shop.

Set of Four- Stache' Coasters

Then we headed to church.  I sang in "big church" and they I ran upstairs to youth group just in time to see a fabulous cookie eating ended up being pretttttty disgrosting.

Thursday: Pretty boring.  Ran some errands with my Caleb who had a very runnnnny nose.  Came home, worked on a zillion etsy orders.  Bummed around.  Took Caleb's temperature to find it was 101.7!  Poor little guy.

Friday: Was planning on going to Mellow Mushroom with the ladies...cancelled due to child sickness.  Was planning on going to Sunday School Christmas Party...I ended up eating shrimp cocktail by myself with a sick little fella.  But we did watch movies, eat ice cream and M&M's and everyone took a long, much needed nap!

Today is Saturday.  We shall see how this goes.  There's a birthday party we are supposed to go to but with the way that Caleb's cough sounds, I don't think that's happening.  One thing is fo sho tho...I have GOT to get out of this house for a few minutes today!!!  I've been here for almost 48 hours straight and I am losing some sanity.
Happy Weekend!!!!  Hopefully yours is not full of sick kiddos or broken anythings :)
See ya back here Monday for a fantabulous giveaway!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Summer in December Day #3

Everyone loves what comes in at a close second to the actual dessert??? This beautiful dessert pedestal and glass cover from TheBoominGranny! Who wants it? I DO!!!

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Summer in December- Ruffled Runner Giveaway!

Not only is today's giveaway fabulous...the ShabbyChicCottage also has an AMAZING blog for you to mosey on over to, and I can promise that you won't be dissapointed!

Don't you just love this charming Farmhouse Table Runner that one lucky reader will win?  It would make for a lovely runner on any dinner table, coffee table, buffet, sofa table, on the back of a chair.......pretty much anywhere!

And don't forget to check out the other beautiful items from her shop.  Here are a few favorites of mine:

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Reminder: There's still time to enter yesterdays giveaway too!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Summer in December Giveaway Day #1

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I am so excited about this week filled with great, beachy chic giveaways.  If we can't go to a warm beach, then we will bring the beach to us :)

The kickoff item for our "Summer in December" Giveaways is this original "Names in Sand" photo from BraggingBags.  

The winner of this giveaway will be able to customize their families or friends names in the cute is this?  I can see this making a beautiful framed piece of art for a family or living room...or a great gift for parents or grandparents!

The winner will receive the JPEG image via email and will be able to get the photo printed as many times and in whatever sizes they want!  

Look at these other cute items from BraggingBags:

                        Personalized Wood and Glass Jar
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Summer in December Giveaway Week!

I am pretty bummed about how freezing it is outside this week!  For those of you who live up north, it's even worse.  I am a spring/summer girl.  I like drinking my coffee on the porch, taking Caleb to the park, taking long walks in the neighborhood and going to the pool and beach!  I figured that since God is the only one who can control the weather, and it's not getting warm anytime soon, I might as well bring the beach to us.  This is a take off of "Christmas in July" except it's "Summer in December".  Starting tomorrow, there will be a giveaway a day with a summery, beachy chic theme...and trust me, these are some of my FAVORITE giveaways so far!
Hopefully you will join me back here tomorrow to enter :)

Also, if you haven't finished Christmas shopping, my friend here (who is also the youth pastors wife at our church) is launching her Stella & Dot business this week and it's not too late to get your items in time for  Christmas!  Jessica is a sweet, sweet girl.  She and her husband are also in the process of adopting right now as well.  Trust me when I tell you that Jessica is going to be a GREAT Stella & Dot stylist and if you haven't  checked out their website, you should at least take a look at their beautiful jewelry.  Click here to order from Jessica!
Here are a few of my favorite pieces:

Charms and favorite!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thrift Store Makeovers Take 2

I have already done a blog post on furniture makeovers in the April 2010 archive but I just love them so much and there are too many out there to not do a series of posts!  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do :-)

Plain wooden table from Design Dazzle...
Turned to a fabulous, funky chic table!

Another chair saved by Living with Lindsey:

Dated retro table

turned bright and colorful by Design Sponge:

Classic, yet blah cabinet:

Very chic, updated after by Sonnet Interiors:

Run of the mill chest:

Beautiful, hand aged chest by k.f.d designs (a new favorite blog!):

And the most unbelievable before:

To a FABULOUS after by style maniac:

Thursday, December 2, 2010


We traveled to Virginia last week to have Thanksgiving with my side of the family.  While we were there, my mom threw my grandparents a SURPRISE 50th anniversary party complete with 1950's retro themed decorations!  We also went to the Liberty University football game....we had a lotttttt of fun. 

Aunt Hannah at the game.
 Face in the cone!

 Uncle Seth!

Sunday dinner at Nanny's

Attacking Aunt Donna


It was a BUSY week!


 Put your hands in the air, wave em like ya just don't care...

 The SURPRISE decor

ATTACK of the Thanksgiving indian!!!