July 31, 2011

Strut Your Stuff Saturday (on Sunday)

It's time for another Strut Your Stuff Saturday 

Here are a few of my favorites from last week:

 Mandy @ This Girl's Life shared this super cute wall display she made for her son! LOVE IT!

Leah @ Just Call Me Blessed shared this AMAZINGLY CUTE Anthropologie inspired ruffled shower curtain she made! JEALOUS! It was worth all the hard work Leah! Can you make me one?! ;)

Josie's Lab shared some beautiful letters she wrote to her 17 year old self about love and heartbreak and how the lost are found! <3

If you were featured this week, grab a button! 

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This weekly Link Party is meant as a way for us to exchange inspiration, encouragement & new ideas. Everyone is invited to join in the fun! All you have to do is link up an inspiring post...it can be a tutorial, a recipe, a DIY project, an inspiring story, some great photos you took...whatever you want to share! It DOES NOT have to be a crafty project! :)

Here's How the Party Works:
  • Follow my Blog! It's more fun that way! ;)
  • Link to your blog post and not your blog homepage.
  • Add the "Strut Your Stuff" party button to your post, sidebar or links page so others can join the party!
  • Make sure there's a LINK in your post to the "Strut Your Stuff" Party or your Party links page.
  • Visit and comment on some other people's blogs! Everyone loves comments! Let's encourage each other and find some new friends! :)   
READY? OKAY! Grab a Button & STRUT YOUR STUFF:
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July 29, 2011

Jenelle's Jemz Sponsor Spotlight & Giveaway!


"My friends say I'm colorful, passionate, spunky, and creative . . . I'm Jenelle, I style hair, and make accessories that are sure to add a touch of pizazz to your outfit. I take old, unused clothing and repurpose it into something spectacular!"


In 3 words I am:   spunky, colorful, caring
I can’t live without: my husband, my kindle, hairspray(bit of a product junkie) 

This is how I like to Relax: reading a good book oceanside
My favorite Tv Shows/movies: Design Star, Survivor, So You Think You Can Dance
My favorite materials to work with are: knits, sweaters, beads, anything recycled
My Hometown:Chicago
My favorite vacation was in: Thailand...
..I spent Christmas and new years of 2008 with my husband and two best friends backpacking and island hopping around Asia .
My guilty pleasure is: Going to a movie by myself and enjoying popcorn
I feel naked without: a flower in my hair
This is what makes me smile: making others laugh and smile and i love to give gifts
You may not know this about me: i have an overabundance of t-shirts
My Worst Habit: repeating myself
I want to learn to: fuse glass (recycled wine bottles, etc) to make jewelry
My typical day is: go to the gym, commute 1 1/2 hours to my salon, Now Hair This... in the suburbs (run errands while i am out there), come home, check emails....and bedtime!!  On my days off...I love to take my bike out to run errands, come home and  craft all day!!!
I stay inspired by: the city and the seasons.  I especially love the fall colors and smells!
3 tools in my studio I can't live without: sewing machine, hot glue gun, lots and lots of thread!!!

Here are a few of my favorites from Jenelle's Jemz:

DISCOUNT ALERT
Jenelle is giving all of you a 
20% discount for anything in her shop!
Use code: jessicanjemz

Jenelle is giving away a Scarf of YOUR CHOICE from her etsy shop!

HERE IS HOW TO ENTER
Must be a jessicaNdesigns Follower
4 chances to enter: Leave a SEPARATE comment for each one you do:
  • Become a fan of Jenelle's Jemz on Facebook {tell her I sent you!}
  • Blog about the giveaway & Leave a link to your post
  • Add Jenelle's Jemz Shop to your Etsy Favorties
  • Share a link to this giveaway on your facebook page

Giveaway will end 8/3 winner announced 8/4

Friday Freebie: Toy Bin Storage Tags & a Winner!


I don't know about your house, but toys are SO unorganized at my house!  Things are lucky to be put away let along organized...but I WANT to change that! I think the kids would play better if things were easy to find & catergorized!

So I was thrilled when I came across these super cute toy bin organizer tags from Lily Jane!!

She designed even MORE tags FREE for the PRINTING here & here

HAPPY ORGANIZING! 

And the winner of the Pink Jelly Bean Giveaway is:

SarahLeatherman said... If I could spend $25 at her shop I would love to get the "stella stripe ruffle headband" and the "rosette flower headband".
Winner chosen by Random.org

July 28, 2011

Inspiration Workshop Week 9: The Beach


It's Week 9 of Inspiration Workshop & this Week's Prompt was: THE BEACH

I wanted to share some family photos from trips to the beach, because it is my FAVORITE vacation place to go, but they are not on this new computer and I don't have a scanner, so I went to pinterest to find pictures to share my favorite things to do at the beach.

When I'm at the beach I love to:
  • Soak up the sun
  • People Watch
  • Run full force and jump into the waves
  • Dig my toes in the sand
  • Sit in a chair right at the edge of the ocean
  • Watch my kids soak in all the wonder of the beach
  • Read a good book
  • Listen to the ocean 
  • Feel the ocean breeze on my face
  • Search for Sea Glass
  • Enjoy the amazing view
  • Look out at the sea & Think of how Big God is
Some of my favorite family memories from growing up are at the Beach! We used to go almost every year and play at the beach all day, go out to eat for yummy seafood & enjoy each other! I still think back to those days and remember how special they were. Now, going on family vacations with my family is one of my favorite things!

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!

Image 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 via jessicaNdesigns on Pinterest

July 27, 2011

Freshly Pinned (and a giveaway)

I get so inspired when I browse Pinterest! So I decided to periodically share some of my inspiration pins with a new series called "Freshly Pinned"

Come follow me on Pinterest and let's be inspired together! 

Also, I am giving away a set of 5 Garden Markers of your choice
today over @ InkSpot Workshop!

Head on over the the InkSpot Workshop & enter to win!!
image source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Sponsor Spotlight: Holding onto the Little Things


Hello! I'm Jordan Marie; a first time mother of a beautiful little girl, Scarlett-Marie Sue, or "Letti" for short. At Holding on to the Little Things I share the excitement of being a new mommy while I blog my heart out about our life and the world that surrounds us, as a journey written here to share with you!

In 3 words I am: mommy, writer, photographer
I can’t live without: letti, iphone, water, books, camera.
My favorite Blogs are: yours, mine, a real life fairy tale, a beautiful mess, 100 layer cake.. to just name a few
This is how I like to Relax: not much of this going on with a 4 month old, a full time blog and two part time jobs, but a pedicure, reading a book, see a movie, or veg out in front of the tele when i have no energy.. or when it gets really bad.. SLEEP! lol.
My favorite Tv Shows/movies: movies: you've got mail, pretty woman, breakfast at tiffany's, beastly, twilight saga, the good guy, where the heart is, remember me, love story, catch and release, avatar, harry potter, dirty dancing, step up, center stage, funny face, sleepless in seattle, phantom of the opera, charlie bartlett, the olsen twin movies, etc. .. tv shows: gilmore girls, tru calling, dollhouse, judging amy, gossip girl, the city, hills, miobi, sytycd, etc.
My favorite materials to work with are: pen and paper, tool, scissors and ribbon, camera 
My Hometown: born in houston, grew up mostly in hays kansas, been in houston for the last 7 years, but have moved over 50 times and lived in 5 states
My favorite room in my house is: bedroom and lil office space
Because: prettiest and softest. most productive room and all mine.
My favorite vacation was in: port aransas (a small beach town) last summer.. then six flags in houston, astros game at enron, ice skating, the butterfly museum and swimming in texas visiting as a kid one summer.
My guilty pleasure is: chocolate, iphone, and bread
I feel naked without: clothes lol jk.. iphone.. but now-a-days letti for sure!
I fear: death a little bit. other people taking care of letti when i'm not there. lol.
This is what makes me smile: letti, yummy food when i don't have to clean up.. aka a restaurant.. my family!
You may not know this about me: but i am obsessed with finger nail polish, i have too many books, i graduated high school a year early.  i am also obsessed with dressing letti up and getting her picture taken.. oh and taking pictures of her!
My Worst Habit: shopping! getting upset easily.
I want to learn to: be more crafty. i have a sewing machine that is collecting dust that i just had to have!
My advice to other Etsy Sellers: don't give up. take great pictures. i haven't opened up my etsy shop yet, but it is a work in progress!
My typical day is: waking up to letti's voice, feeding her, hopefully falling back asleep, waking up to her again, feeding her, feeding myself, blogging, feeding her, maybe shopping, something like that. just depends what day of the week and if i work.
I stay inspired by: browsing on etsy, reading other mommy blogs, letti, outdoors, my bestie abbey and her creative room, other blogs in general, etc.
3 tools in my studio I can't live without: computer, iphone, and camera.


FIND JORDAN:
Blog : Facebook : Twitter : Etsy Shop 

Jordan's Etsy Shop, Carole Jean Collection, featuring lovely paper products is
Opening THIS week!

This post is part of my Sponsor Spotlight Series Going on Right Now! You can meet all my lovely sponsors here! I Love my sponsors & what they do & I know you will too! Go say Hi & show them some love!!

July 26, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight & Giveaway: just.lovely.things

Well Hello there!  I'm Heather from {just.lovely.things} the Blog & Shop and Jessica invited me over today for a little interview, so I thought I would offer up a giveaway and hope you head over and say Hi to me!

In 3 words I am: Optimistic, Loyal, Funny
I can’t live without: laughter
My favorite Blogs are: Um there are too many to list visit here to see who i stalk
(yes its a long list!)
This is how I like to Relax: Going out to my parents house, their little farm & home cooking always does the trick!
My favorite Tv Shows/movies: Grey's Anatomy, Sex & The City &-- i'm a re-run junkie! & Oh Em Gee, I just found My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding!
My favorite materials to work with are: I love chiffon for my flowers, so ruffly & romantic!

My Hometown: Born in Victorville, Ca - Raised in Grants Pass, Or
My favorite room in my house is: I should say studio, but I'm going to say bedroom.. I can shut my mind off and just cuddle the husband!

My favorite vacation was: A few Christmas' ago when our whole family rented a cabin in Sisters, Or it was so different to be away from home for a major holiday, but the 4ft of snow was fun!!
My guilty pleasure is: Chocolate.. don't get me started
I feel naked without: said to admit, my cell phone .. I wish I didn't rely on it so much, but with having 3 businesses I kind of have too!
I fear: That although I like to see the best in things (& hope for it) that sometimes my negativity could cause things in my life that I really want, not happen (read more here)
This is what makes me smile: My snoring dog Arthur

You may not know this about me: I ran away from home when I was 15, not because I had a bad home, but because I wanted to see things! I took a GreyHound bus for 4 days from Oregon to NYC and I don't regret a single bit of it!
My Worst Habit: biting nails when i get nervous or bored =(
I want to learn to: how to play the piano again, I used to play and just gave up when I thought it "wasn't cool"
My favorite item I bought from another shop is: My Market Tote Bag from Alexandra Rose.. seriously those things are so durable!!! I have a few in different colors!
My advice to other Etsy Sellers: Just be yourself, offer great Customer Service.. and try new things (too many copy cats out there) just take a chance and try new!
My typical day is: Insane??!! Haha.. I love what I do and I'm happy, until that change my days are good!
I stay inspired by: Pinterest, magazines, taking walks, browsing blogs..



3 tools in my studio I can't live without: My seriously kick ass scissors (they can cut through 18layers of denim!), My gluegun &--or my mistress, if you will, and Pandora music playing in the background!

Find {Just.Lovely.Things}:

Please be sure to go tell Heather Hi! Let her know I sent you! Let's show her some much deserved love!

  DISCOUNT ALERT:
Heather is giving you all a discount of
15% off with code 'jndesigns'



HERE IS HOW TO ENTER
Must be a jessicaNdesigns Follower
4 chances to enter: Leave a SEPARATE comment for each one you do:
  • Become a fan of {just.lovely.things} on Facebook {tell her I sent you!}
  • Blog about the giveaway & Leave a link to your post
  • Add {Just.Lovely.Things} Shop to your Etsy Favorties
  • Follow Heather's blog! It is one of my favorite blogs!  

Giveaway will end 8/1 winner announced 8/2
    GIVEAWAY CLOSED

    July 25, 2011

    Monday Mash Up: Mint & Coral

    I am loving mint & coral together! And these items are UH-DORABLE! 

    This week's lovely items can be found here:



    More Monday Mash Ups Here!

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    July 23, 2011

    Strut Your Stuff Saturday with Features from Last Week

    It's time for another Strut Your Stuff Saturday 

    Here are a few of my favorites from last week:

     
    This Girl's Life New Kitchen Island! SO NICE!
     

     Fancy Little Things Tonight, Not Tonight Signs for the bedroom! 
    SO FUNNY~ LOVE THEM! NO CONFUSION IN THAT BEDROOM! LOL

    Life with the Ahlman's Beachy Summer Mantle! SO PRETTY AND FRESH!


    Lillypie's Glitter Nails DIY...so pretty!


    The Most viewed post this week was Nat's Napsack's Family Fun:


    If you were featured this week, grab a button! 


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    This weekly Link Party is meant as a way for us to exchange inspiration, encouragement & new ideas. Everyone is invited to join in the fun! All you have to do is link up an inspiring post...it can be a tutorial, a recipe, a DIY project, an inspiring story, some great photos you took...whatever you want to share!

    Here's How the Party Works:
    • Follow my Blog! It's more fun that way! ;)
    • Link to your blog post and not your blog homepage.
    • Add the "Strut Your Stuff" party button to your post, sidebar or links page so others can join the party!
    • Make sure there's a LINK in your post to the "Strut Your Stuff" Party or your Party links page.
    • Visit and comment on some other people's blogs! Everyone loves comments! Let's encourage each other and find some new friends! :)   
    READY? OKAY! Grab a Button & STRUT YOUR STUFF:

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