Puppies, prizes, and finally a POST!
Here are my sweet puppies ~ Posh & Becks. They are growing too fast and are so sweet!
They are now 7.5 lbs each and judging by the size of their paws we're convinced that they aren't the miniature daschunds like there were advertised. That's okay though! Big or small they are now a part of our family and we love them.
Giveaway prize from Lidy at the French Garden House
WOW! Was August a lucky month for me or what?
I entered a few blog giveaways and I won three of them! HOW COOL is that.
Let me just tell you too how generous these ladies were to me! Not only did I get the giveaway prize ~ they put EXTRAS in there that were totally unexpected and so APPRECIATED!
If you like Crowns & Tiaras you have to have this book!
Mine is signed by one of the authors - how cool is that.
Lidy also put two crowns in the box, a beautiful card and 4 amazingly scented sachets. I knew as soon as I started opening the box there had to be some kind of sachet in there - it filled my kitchen with the sweetest smell! THANKS LIDY!
You have to go and check out her blog and her amazing online store!
I put these on a french looking stand in my bathroom last night and without opening them these sachets have filled that room with the scent of flowers!
I also won a drawing that was held during Artsymamas Artful Blogging launch party.
Carlene had a giveaway ~ giving away this magazine
~ Somerset Holidays & Celebrations
This magazine is filled with the more creative EYE CANDY and has over 170 fabulous ideas for all holidays!
Not only did I receive this amazing magazine ~ included in the package was a piece of ART created by Carlene that is featured in this issue of Somerset. HOW COOL is that?!?!
Carlene sent me this lovely egg creation and I've proudly hung it on my victorian hall tree in the entry way of my home - I know it's almost FALL but it looks perfect there and that is where it will stay! THANK YOU Carlene
Another giveaway that took place during Artsymamas party was Angelinas card giveaway. She has the most adorable giftcards and I got to pick from the huge selection ~ which was very difficult. I chose these cute RETRO PINK kitchen cards and I cannot wait to send them out to my friends with a sweet note letting them know I am thinking of them. She also included two additional cards and the sweetest business card/book mark that I've ever seen. What a very clever business idea ~ one I might steal Angelina - hope you won't mind ~ not the design but the idea. Take a moment and go and check out her online store by clicking here.
THANK YOU Angelina!
After Artsymamas party Amy left me a sweet message about the wall paper I purchased and wanted to know if I sell it ~ well, I couldn't resist so I sent her some of it and she returned the sweetest card made out of the wall paper. How adorable is this card?!?!?! Thanks AMY!
Through the wall paper post I also met Karla ~ she makes the most amazing creations ~ so click on her name and check out her blog and etsy shop. I sent her some wall paper and a few other items that I had stashed away that hopefully she can use in her creations (I don't think the box has arrived yet as I just mailed it on Tues. so I won't spoil it by listing what I sent)
and she sent me these fabulous items
(can you tell I'm an adjective girl? ~ love them)
What amazing ART made from this strip of wall paper border! The tags are huge and I already have an idea for those! THANKS Karla!
She sent me a gorgeous card that has one of the ovals on it as well, a few little cards, and a lovely vintage picture.
Robyn at Happy House of Haas sent me this tissue box. Her mom is a painter and she emailed me and asked if she could send me something.
WOW! What a beautiful tissue box and so beautifully painted ~ I love it Robyn and thank you very much for thinking of me!
Now for theupdate on the house building project ~ well, we've made some big decisions and the biggest one is it's not a good idea to start building as house and have it ready the month before retiring from a job you've had for 22 years. Hubby will retire next year from the AF and can't start looking for a job until Aug. 2008 so with that we've decided to stay put for at least another year and see what jobs are available after he retires. That will determine what we do next. We BOTH feel such a weight lifted off our shoulders and feel really good about the recent decisions. We are also looking at different house plans. As you'll remember from my previous posts that I went up to look at the house that was to be ours. It's been built once by this builder and although a beautiful house it just wasn't "US". I want it to scream "US" with our character, personality, and feeling - you know what I mean? So, with that said we are looking, slowing down and praying! I want to thank you all too for your sweet comments, thoughts and prayers with all of these decisions that we've been making lately.
I've been busy creating, painting, and playing. Will share some of these things with you soon!
Also, my blog friend Bonnie is having a Spring Party tomorrow - I know for most of us it's almost FALL but she lives in South Africa. It's tomorrow so go on over and check it here.
Have a wonderful day!