Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Liberty of London Giveaway at Party Obsessed!


Do you like free stuff??....me too!
Head over to Party Obsessed and leave a comment telling me what your favorite online shop or Etsy boutique is to win!
Comments must be submitted by Friday (4/2) at midnight for a chance to win Liberty of London goodies!
You guys are the best!
Good luck!


Don't forget that there will be a giveaway here on Friday!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Our Tiny Houseguest

Matt and I have a tiny little house guest named Zoey! My friend Andrea is on a road trip , so we are watching her lovely little girl Zoey all week! She is the best little guest ever! Her and Daisy are getting along splendidly, and it's nice to have another little set of paws around!

Here's just a few pics of her lounging about.


Wedding Weekend Pt. 1

Hello! I'm back from wedding week! My brother is now married to a completely wonderful girl!
Wanna see what I was up to all weekend?
Here we go!

Michael (my brother) got married in Safety Harbor Florida , which is about an hour away from where Matt and I live. So we got a chance a listen to our new music, two of our favorites have recently released new albums...that's the best!

You may or may not have heard of The Rocket Summer, but they are amazing! Such, energizing upbeat music!

And you all know my love for She and Him. Volume Two surpasses my expectations, and I may even like it better than Volume 1 (gasp) .
If you want a chance to WIN She and Him Volume 2, stop by on Friday and enter in the GIVEAWAY!
The wedding and reception were both at the lovely Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, where we also stayed the weekend.
Here are Michael and Jenny being silly on the balcony...I love them!

Rehearsal dinner decorations, and there's the lovebirds again!
We had THE BEST tiramisu for dessert.
Matt and I after the rehearsal

Sorry to be gone all week, but I have a lot of fun things planned the next couple weeks!
Stay tuned!

Happy Monday everyone!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Giveaway Reveal and my week away from Blogging

So , I bet you are wondering what One Sheep won from my Friday favorites Giveaway! I sent her a lovely box full of goodies that were inspired by my favorite things that week. Look below to see all the details!



The goodies she won included:
1. a box of Zen full leaf tea
2. bright orange yarn and a crochet hook
3. crayons
4. She and Him Volume One (a.k.a. the best Cd EVER!)

If you love getting free stuff, then stay tuned for future giveaways!


Also , I will be taking this week away from blogging. My brother is getting married on Saturday, so I have a TON of family members coming into town, as well as lots of wedding festivities, and a packing and to-do list to attend to. But no worries, I will be back next week to share new ideas and current crafts and obsessions!

Friday Favorites!

It's time for dun-dun-dun-duh!....This weeks addition of my Friday Favorites!
Let's get started!


1. Starbucks Gazebo Bold Blend Coffee=my favorite coffee ANY FRIDAY EVER!
I work at Starbucks and we are allowed a free pound of coffee a week, during the summer (the only time of year this blend is available) I stock pile to hold me over for the rest of the year. I recently pulled out another package of this *amazing blend and have been in heaven! Oh Gazebo...why do I have to portion out my stock pile of you and occasionally have to drink other coffees instead...you know you're the only one for me .

2. I have apparently been living under a rock for the last 10 years as I had never read any Harry Potter books or seen a single Harry Potter movie before this week.Matt enjoys them quite a bit and so we have been having Harry Potter marathons this week to get me up to speed. I've been entrenched in the story-lines all week.....I don't know how I've missed out for so long they are really good! Can't wait for the new one!

3. I saw this recipe for Summer Shrimp Rolls in a back issue of Rachael Ray magazine this week and I am dying to try it out! As warm weather comes around I always crave shrimp I don't know why but this recipe look delicious and easy to make...it's going on the menu this week!

4. Bubbles! As you know I am craving all things Spring these days. I long to take long walks, play croquet, fly kites, and especially for some reason blow bubbles! Luckily for my birthday last week my good friend Andrea got my this adorable little Hello Kitty bubble blower! I love it so much ! Come on...you know you want one too!

I hope you are all having a splendid Friday night!
Tomorrow I will reveal what One Sheep won from my last Friday Favorites giveaway!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's Nifty Thrifty Thursday

The thrifting process has been very good to me lately, I have been finding lots of my favorites!
My favorite thrift shop would have to be a little place called Nearly New, they are cheap cheap cheap and I always find what I'm looking for!

Set of three strawberry canisters only cost me $3! Now they hold my crafting supplies

I love to find interesting glassware, the best is to find funny little mugs
like the brown one below, the newest to the family and my current favorite for coffee.

I'm starting a collection of mis-matched tea cups and saucers ( which I generally find for about .50 each) and pretty pastel goblets. I have a tea party plan!
I loooooooove this container! Only three dollars and she was mine! .....She now lives in my bathroom.
I was so excited to find this cosmetics case, so many memories! (and only $2!)
This is my new take along crafting kit!
Many more nifty thrifty Thursdays to come!
Not every week but probably every other Thursday....lovely day!

Spick and Span

It's late Wednesday night and I am cleaning and organizing away! Why?
Tomorrow is my day off from work and for my sanity I need some time to zone out into creativity land. I have been so busy (and sleepy when I'm not busy) lately that I have not had time to let my mind wander and to let my inspirations guide me. So many times my day off is filled with plans with people, chores, or errands...but not tomorrow!
Tomorrow is devoted to the creative process!
(which is why I have been cleaning and organizing like a maniac for the last two days!)


On the (not really) agenda for tomorrow:

-learn how to use my vintage flower loom (hello online tutorial!)

-walk with Daisy in the sun

-rummage through the itunes store to find my next creativity inducing album

-make a fun playlist for a bachelorette party I am throwing on Saturday

-make a new necklace

- practice my crochet skills



Also tomorrow I will be posting with a new feature I like to call "Nifty Thrifty"
I will share my recent thrifting finds.....some vintage, some just plain neat!




Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Anna Friel...my current celebrity muse

I just discovered her, and so far I like what I see! She is a British born actress with charm and style...and I want to see everything that she has been in ! The photo below is a promotion shot from Breakfast at Tiffany's the stage edition ( London) , in which she stars as Holly Golightly.



I love how she pulls off crinkle cut hair and funky style!



It's probably no surprise that Anna Friel stars as Charlotte (Chuck) Charles in the TV show I am currently obsessing over Pushing Daisies. All of the colorful things she wears in Pushing Daisies are so inspiring!
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I've Done it Again!

I must admit that in the last couple weeks with preparations for my brother's wedding and all of the festivities that go along with it I have not set aside ANY time to create and craft. But a while ago I did make this super cute Ipod case! My Ipod was getting very scratched up in my purse and I needed some kind of covering for it, to save it from looking completely crappy.....I like to think I made it a dress!
I looked up how to stitch my crocheted pieces together in the same kid's crochet book I learned to crochet from.

How do you think I did? First try at the stitching part. I'm just glad that I'm not so terrible that I can't make anything worth actually using!
I'm so proud!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pushing Daisies

Have any of you seen Pushing Daisies? I've been getting discs from the two seasons through my Netflix and I am in love! I'm so sad that there are only two seasons. The whole plot of the show is so quirky (there is a summary I found on youtube at the bottom of this post), and the design of all the clothing and interiors is colorful and captivating!
I must own this show on dvd, it inspires me so much! Kristen Chenoweth is hilarious and I would wear every article of clothing that Chuck wears.
Breath taking show, give it a watch!













Wednesday, March 10, 2010

And the winner is........

Big thanks to those of you that participated in my very first giveaway, and also for the sweet birthday wishes! Matt assisted me in choosing a winner.



In case you can't see comment number 6 is the winner! So congratulations One Sheep!
Please e-mail me your address so that I can send you your box of goodies!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Get your comments in before midnight tonight!

If you plan to enter the giveaway inspired by my Friday Favorites make sure to get your comments in before midnight tonight and I will choose a winner tomorrow and announce who it is tomorrow night! Good luck and thanks for all the lovely comments!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday Favorites Giveaway!

Welcome to my Friday Favorites!
Things inspire me, and put me in my happy place!

1. Yarn. Ever since I first started teaching myself to crochet every time I see a pretty new color , especially when it's super soft I MUST HAVE IT! Cannot stop buying yarn! So pretty =)
2. She and Him Volume One has been my favorite album this week. It's happy music and always put me in a creative mood. I can't wait for Volume Two later this month!

3. Coloring, is there anything better? Coloring is so calming to me, and life has been pretty hectic this week so I've been coloring a lot in an effort to breathe and reboot.
Plus Hello Kitty is so darn cute!
4. Hot Zen tea! A yummy green tea with a hint of mint!

And now....it's time for the first Lovely Lemon giveaway!
The rules are very simple....leave me a comment and tell me what you are loving this week.
The deadline for comments to be left is Tuesday 3/9 at midnight.
I will choose a winner at random on Wednesday (my birthday!) and they will receive a box of treasures inspired by my favorites this week!



Thursday, March 4, 2010

To Do's

Hello!
I hate to blog and run but it is so very late, and working at Starbucks starts early!
(gotta caffeinate all of those early birds)
Matt has to work all weekend and so I will have lots of time on my hands to create and share with you!

I will be starting a new feature on the blog tomorrow called Friday Favorites!
AND ....there will be a GIVEAWAY tomorrow! (who doesn't like free stuff?)
Stay tuned everyone!

For now I leave you with my ever-growing to-do list:

-photograph and package up the giveaway prize
-paint my toenails a fun springtime color
-finally (2 weeks later) pack up bridal shower decorations
- re-organize crafting area (it's out of control)
-make bachelorette party plans!
-make a dinner menu for the rest of the week

....and the list goes on!
I'll be back tomorrow with Friday Favorites!
But for now here's a funny picture of Daisy for you ;)