Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Book Giveaway!

For all you book fans and readers out there in blogland, Lori's Reading Corner blog is having a summer book giveaway.

You can win this book by entering the giveaway on her blog, now through July 14th.  To enter you can link to the Lori's Reading Corner blog here:

Monday, June 28, 2010

Georgia Bloggers

This past Friday, the Georgia Bloggers invited me to join them for their monthly luncheon at Tea Leaves & Thyme here in Woodstock, GA. What a fun time it was for all. We ate, exchanged gifts, chatted and made new friends.  And I meet some of the most delightful ladies!

Lunch was delicious.  I had Pecan Chicken for lunch! Wow it was good!

 And the blueberry hot was so tasty!

We even had a White Elephant exchange to make things more fun!

    I was the lucky winner of this beautiful teacup....isn't it cute?

And then there was birthday cake to celebrate a couple of special birthdays in the group.

       We were graciously greeted and hosted by Sue, who made us all feel so welcome!

    Afterwards, we all came back to the store, for more fun shopping!

What a great group of gals that are part of the Georgia Bloggers.  Our hostess Sue, came into the store last summer and started telling me about her blog.  And when I took a look at her blog, I was immediately hooked!  And what a fun and enlightening experience it has been.   I am so glad I found the world of blogging!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Blogger Sorority

 I found this fun blog website online that is forming a blogger sorority. To join, jump on over to their blog to find out details......there is rush and also giveways!

Here is my bloggerette sorority rush project ........a sorority nightlight.
Happy Bloggerette Rush!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Beaded Inspirational Tiles

We just got in the cutest inspirational tiles at the shop. The painted glazed ceramic tiles are available in 2 sizes, 6in x 6in or 8in x 8in square. Each tile is topped off with a colorful beaded wire and a ribbon for hanging on the wall.  It's also perfect for placing on an easel on a table or for displaying on a shelf.


What a great gift it would make for Dad, Mom or a close friend.  Even good for a housewarming gift!  Priced  at $14.95 & $19.95.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Caviar Laundry

One day I decided that my laundry room was a mess and out of control!  Then I had a flashback to a conversation with a design customer of mine from the store. When I visited her home for a design consult she took me into her laundry room and showed me how she had fixed it up. The customer had decorated her shelves and walls with all the artwork and photos of her kids and grandchildren. It was so cute! And I remember so vividly what her comment was to me....."If I have to spend so much time in here doing laundry, I might as well make it look pretty and enjoyable!"
So with that in mind and inspiration from a dear customer, I made a few changes in my laundry room........
 I dressed up the sink with my favorite butterfly tray and a great photos of my kids when they were younger.  And over the washer dryer an oil painting is hung to give it a little punch.  It's just the right size to balance the space over the washer amd dryer.

This beautiful vintage oil painting is one that I won at the Dear Daisy Cottage blog giveaway last month.  It just had to go in my nook by the cabinet, with all my favorite storage boxes.
And of course I had to show off my favorite candles.....Trapp Candles.....
 My painter was a little puzzled when I asked for him to paint my walls a black color.  But I wanted something with a lot of contrast and fun.  He commented that he had never been asked to paint a laundry room that color!  But when it was all done, he really was impressed with the way it looked with the white cabinets.  It is a Sherwin Williams color, and the name of the paint color is Caviar....a semi gloss.   I smile everytime I walk into the laundry room more frowns when it's laundry time!

Today I am participating in My Romantic Home's, Show and Tell Friday.  Please be sure and stop by and visit all the great blogs that are listed this week!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Friday Night Live

The first Friday of every month our downtown association hosts a Friday Night Live event.  Most of the merchants located downtown will stay open late for shoppers to come shop and visit.  There are several musicians playing on the street and all of our restaurants are bustling with patrons enjoying the evening.  Here are some photos taken from our booth.

Don't miss another Friday Night Live.......lot's of great family fun for all!  The next Woodstock FNL will be held Friday, July 2nd on Main Street.   

Friday, June 4, 2010

Brownie Decorating Kit Giveaway!

My blogger friend at Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms is having a giveaway for a Brownie Decorating Kit.  Here's what you can win at the giveaway:

A Mini Treat Recipe Book, a Brownie Decorating Kit and a Set of 3, 1/2lb Candy Boxes!

Deadline to enter is June 11th, at 9pm EST.

To enter the Giveaway visit The Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Blog:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Garden Dimensions and Decorating

Spring and Summer are so much fun and can be so colorful.  My yard is full of many different elements that work well into the garden and grassy areas.   And the flowers have been so plentiful this Spring!  Exterior decorating is a fulfilling and healthy experience.........

 This week I am participating in the Tuesday Garden Party at the blog, An Oregon Cottage!

An Oregon Cottage

And also joining Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.

And have been invited to join Southern Fried Dream's: Garden Party 2010