Sunday, August 31, 2008
After a while I couldn't ignore the cry of the lounge chair and a little Orson Scott Card reading. Feeling the hot sun on wet skin may be the most fantastic of all summer pleasures. After a chapter or two, however, my book became merely a shield from UV rays as I watched my daughter and her daddy swim together. When Shane is around, Lydia needs no one else. They are so utterly smitten with each other. I don't feel the least bit jaded by her obvious favoritism towards him. It just makes me smile. The bright sun, the refreshing breeze and the laughter of my two favorite people in the background; it may have been one of the best family "vacations" ever.
Happy Labor Day!
Friday, August 29, 2008
But 31 is.....30 something. Like that crappy TV show from the 80's that only old people watched. It is totally boring. Now that I am a mom, do I just take the backseat on this day just for me?
"No way!" says I. I am a supporter of full fledged birthday celebrations at EVERY birthday. Cake, gifts and none of this "oh, I am too old to do the birthday thing". NO. Not me. I work too freaking hard to not have a day when I get to be the center. One day a year. I'm not giving it up.
In honor of my creed, this week's giveaway is an "Old School Giveaway". All fantastic vintage treasures to remind us that just because it is a little old doesn't mean that it isn't awesome. So without further adieu...
I am giving away this sweet "Grandma chic" vintage purse along with some of my Paisley Lane lovelies. I have made the hair clip from a vintage brooch and the vintage earrings were originally clip (as they always are), but I have changed them to pierced. They will come wrapped in the vintage linen that they are laying on in the photo.
And as an added bonus - check out these recipe cards! When I found these (unopened) at an antique show I actually squealed like a little girl. I mean come on, how retro cool? I also will send a pack of vintage plastic recipe savers (the plastic sleeves that protect the cards).
Four chances to enter:
- Leave me a birthday greeting on this blog before Sept 4th at midnight. -
- Let me know that you are a subscriber in a separate comment.
- Mention this giveaway in your own blog and let me know you have done so in a separate comment.
- For one more entry - Check out my jewelry line - Paisley Lane and tell me your favorite item.
Oh yeah! I almost forgot. As a birthday treat to you - I am giving a free pair of earrings to anyone who makes a Paisley Lane purchase over $20 in the month of September. Just mention "Birthday" when you order.
Call 423-785-7294 with questions.
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Thursday, August 28, 2008
Loving this pic? Check out Flutter Photography. And fantastic news if you are in the Chattanooga area. Randi from Flutter is coming here the 2nd weekend in October. She still has a couple openings left (at an incredible price just for that weekend) Email me for details.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Oh - and this is the giveaway that I am DIEING to win for myself. Check it out.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Hum, guess I did do the whole vent thing. Don't feel a whole lot better though. Really wishing I had some chocolate right about now.
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Friday, August 22, 2008
Anyway I wanted to share my personal pick for the best discovery of summer 2008. And the winner is... Edy's Whole Fruit bars. - (Called Dreyers in the west). The exact same product. Anyway, these are so yummy to my tummy.
At least that is what Lydia says. We especially like to eat them with the best invention - the dripstik. These are obviously awesome to avoid a sticky mess, but Shane and I love them because we can eat a Popsicle and then set it down! Eating a Popsicle while playing cards, typing on the computer....fantastic.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
That extra motion it would take must cause them considerable pains~ LOL
So glad to see it's a universal problem. ~
And no, I take out the garbage now. I'm not really sure how that happened....
maybe you should start a blog exclusively for wives- so they can have a place to vent out their little marriage frustrations- and we could all have fake sign on names so it would be totally safe...ok I'm kidding-
but seriously what is up with that annonymous comment- I thought it was Emily for a second-
Oh wait. He eats out of packages, bags and boxes IN the pantry. AND-he leaves the mayo, condiments etc. on the counter forEvah. He says it's because he Might want to come back for seconds. (We're talking an HOUR later.) Wow. That felt good.