Mar 8, 2012

are you ready,

for a bunch of scrapbook related stuff? I've started to realize that I don't really scrapbook anymore without having a reason: challenges for Crate Paper but I still really enjoy working with paper.... I think it's a time thing too. With the new house, I have all these interior projects that I want to start on and it keeps me pretty occupied! Now that it's Spring I have a whole list of out-doorsy projects to start - some planting, sprucing up the outdoor sitting area - I want to create this lighting feature I've had on my mind for weeks.... I just need some extra time!

back to scrapbooking! My color challenge for March is posted over on the Crate blog.

I couldn't decide on a color combination this month, so I went with 2! If you have some free time this weekend you should play along! I give away a Crate Paper collection to the winner of each challenge - pretty sweet right!

This layout was made for the February color challenge but colors are still kind of tie into the current challenge. :)

I even squeezed some time to create a little custom order on Etsy this week. :)

Today's schedule includes cleaning up that massive mess I call my craft room. Getting the house ready for company. Peter's parents are coming to stay with us and should be arriving tonight! Since it's their first visit to the new house - a home tour will be in order. :) Everything needs to be in order and dust free! I naively thought living on the fairway of a golf-course might help to ease the dust issue but sadly that doesn't seem to be the case! At some point I WILL take photos of the entire house and I will get them posted. There's still some little things that I want to find to make the house feel more complete. A new rug here, and taller lamp there, maybe an end table and some new paint..... All in all, I'm really happy in our hew home... dust and all. Have a happy Thursday!

Mar 6, 2012

Shabby Apple Winner!

Hi all, I'm here to announce the winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway! They are my new favorite clothing find *plus I really like their photos! :)

and the lucky girl is:

Stephanie Smith

I Like them on Facebook.
How lovely it would be to win this giveaway!


yay Stephanie!! Please send me your contact info to

amd I'll be back tomorrow to share a whole bunch of scrapbook stuff! I've been a bit preoccupied taking care of a sick household and hoping that tomorrow is the day that we all start to feel better. I need to get everyone back on track! Until then ~ good night!

Mar 2, 2012

Friday Giveaway: from Shabby Apple!

Hello and Happy Friday!!! When the sweet people over at Shabby Apple approached me with a giveaway from their amazing clothing site, I just knew it would be a perfect fit for a blog giveaway! If you haven't found Shabby Apple yet, you are in for a special treat!

Shabby Apple is a fanciful online boutique whose specialty just happens to be pretty vintage inspired clothing and accessories. - think Anthropologie-ish with beautiful photographs and realistic price points - What impresses the artist within me most, about Shabby Apple, is that each of their collections are inspired by a theme and then each of the dresses within that collection has a coordinating name. (I love that simple cohesiveness of each collection!)

Here's a few of my top picks! The Mad Hatter collection - a whimsical Alice in Wonderland inspired line and my personal favorite - the Yosemite collection. (I would like one of each please!) I could also see me wearing one of these fun aprons from the Boysenberry collection while spending a Saturday afternoon baking! Lastly, the Oh la la collection how nice a Paris vacation would be right now!

They also have dreamy accessories, super cute heels and even a little girls clothing line! (My good friend Christine and I spent some more time, this morning, chatting on the phone with our morning coffee all while shoe shopping :)

Are you smitten with all of the pretty dresses? I can certainly see the need for a few new Spring dresses in my near future :) I'm super excited to be able to giveaway a $75.00 gift card from Shabby Apple to one of my lovely blog readers!

To enter this giveaway:

1. please visit the Shabby Apple Facebook page and click on the 'Like' button.

2. then pop back here and leave a comment on this post!

Super simple right! I'll be choosing a lucky winner on Tuesday. Good luck to you! xo ~T