In case you didn’t know it, I love winning giveaways just as much as you do. And I’ve been blessed to win a few lately, so thought I’d share them with you. I love having giveaways here on my blog for all of you too and am happy to share the wealth when they come along. Winning is fun!
First, from my friend, Sandy, at Reluctant Entertainers, I won this whole box of Fall goodness, from chocolate cake mix to pumpkin mix, Mrs. Meyers dish soap in Basil (smells yummy), and some beautiful Fall dish towels, Fall napkins and a pretty green door planter. Thank you SO much, Sandy! The chocolate cake has already been baked and consumed by us and we enjoyed it tremendously.
Next, from Kim at Beautiful Living, I won the book, Blogging for Bliss, which is penned by a very popular blogger, Tara Frey, of Typing out Loud. I’ve been dying to read this book and have really enjoyed going through it to see all of the blogs that I love and read on a regular basis. One of my dear friends, Kim of Daisy Cottage fame, is highlighted in here and I loved seeing her article. So many great blogs out there, so if you are new to blogging, this is a good book to read, since it tells a lot about the basics of blogging too.
Then, I won a giveaway from The Flying Bee blog and the prize was a $5 Starbucks giftcard, which has already been spent on a Pumpkin Spice latte on the way to Bible study . YUM, by the way! The rest of the prize was a $50 gift certificate to the beautiful online shop, The Beautiful Life. I chose something for myself and it came all wrapped up in this beautiful box and ribbon.
I picked this gorgeous dove gray bird tureen and it is so pretty in person. Had enough left to get a sweet-smelling bar of Mango Butter soap, which I know I’ll love.
For now, I put the tureen in the dining room, but I think I’ll have to find a special place just for it.
Earlier this summer, I won a piece of jewelry from Kristen’s We are THAT Family giveaway, from LaBella’s Etsy shop. I chose this very special personalized bracelet and used our wedding pic cropped and in black and white and was so happy with the way it turned out.
Flanked by stamped sterling discs with our wedding date and names, it is a one of a kind treat for the wrist. Love it!
So, in case you think you are never lucky enough to win anything, I thought so too, until I joined blogland and started signing up for giveaways. I have been SO blessed with all of these, just wanted to encourage all of YOU to keep signing up too. You’re bound to win one day!
Jumping back to the monogram plaques that I showed you earlier this week, one of my readers, Sheila, emailed me these pics of her monogram letter project that I just had to share with you:
Sheila uses decoupage and scrapbook paper on her letters too (lay letter on paper, trace and cut), along with some pretty sparkly embellishments. Look closely and you’ll see pearl stickpins filled with pretty beads and finished off with an earring back.
More great Holiday gift ideas! Thanks, Sheila for sharing.
I really enjoyed reading all of your comments yesterday on the simple pleasures of life. Just goes to show, it’s not about the bucks, but about being content in the small things. I love that!
One more little pleasure I just treated myself to: a wireless keyboard and mouse combo. Now, that’s a good one, if you haven’t upgraded yet. I’m zippity-doo-dahhing along so fast now! Of course, y’all are probably way ahead of me. I’m not known for being on the fast-tech track. Heck, I didn’t even get a cellphone until 2002. And can you believe, I don’t even own an I-pod? or an I-phone? I know, it’s shameful, just shameful. 🙂
RE: Yardsale items! Still waiting to hear from Vanessa and Tracy. If you all would please email me back, I’d love to get these finalized. There are others in line for the items if you change your mind!