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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Giveaway...{At Home America}

My wonderful friend Lisa is an At Home America consultant. Have you checked this stuff out?? It's awesome! If I were take a "hypothetical" shopping trip (because, I promised my husband I'd lay off the debit card- so if Shane is reading this, remember totally hypothetical!), I'd be the proud owner of...
These lovely chalkboard signs!

This lovely print with an amazing saying on the bottom!

This nifty bathroom organizer!

Their outdoor livinAt Home America g section is to DIE for!

Actually, if I could- I would buy every item in the catalog :)

And now, my lucky readers- we have several chances for you to win a $20 gift card to At Home America

#1: Go to the At Home America link and then come back here and leave a comment telling me what you MUST have to make your summer complete!

#2: Become a follower of this blog and leave me a comment letting me know you are a follower!

#3:  For THREE ENTRIES Buy any item from Lisa's 
AHA  site and come back here letting us know what you purchased. This will get your 3 entries!

#4: Post a link to this giveaway on your Facebook or Blog and come back here and leave me the link!

#5: For FIVE ENTRIES: Book a home party (in Orange, Rockland or Westchester Counties) or a virtual party (for everywhere else) and leave a link letting us know you did! This will get you 5 entries into the giveaway! 

Giveaway ends: July 9! Good luck...Oh, and if by some freak chance you can't find anything you LOVE in this catalog the fall/winter catalog comes out July 1... (however, please don't mention fall/winter or back to school to me, summer just started!)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Summer decor on the cheap!

I'm working on making our outside more inviting since my husband and I are both teachers, we basically live for July & August. Unfortunately, with the lack of work during those months comes with a lack of paycheck! So, my summer projects have to be pretty inexpensive. This little area cost me almost nothing, which makes me love it even more!

So, I saw this post on DecorChick saying that Lowes had indoor/outdoor rugs on sale for $34. I have been searching for one, but refused to pay a ton for a rug I was putting outside! So, I stopped at Lowes on my way to work (yes, at 6:45 AM) and found the rug. I took it to the register where it rang up for $17!!! HOORAY! 

I then hit the Dollar Tree and picked up 4 bunches of gerber daisies, which I put in metal buckets left over from Caileigh's party. 

The lantern as a battery powered candle in it, which flickers! I found this a month or two ago on clearance at HomeGoods!

The sign is made by me. I used a scrap piece of wood from Hubby's work bench and used some stain I had from another project. I made the stencil for the letters & ice cream cone from my cricut. 

Linking to:

A Crafty Soiree >

Thirty Hand Made Days


Saturday, June 4, 2011

{My Parties} W is for Wicker Beading & Wings Over Haiti

I recently hosted a Lisa Wicker Designs party. Her handmade jewelry is amazing- it's beautiful, unique and made with quality materials. Lisa was kind enough to donate proceeds from the party to Wings Over Haiti. I learned about Wings Over Haiti from a co-worker. He is from Haiti and is part of this team helping to build a school there. My coworker has taken students from my school to Haiti to volunteer & my classes have collected over 9 bags of school supplies to donate. Check out the videos on the site to see the amazing work they are doing there!!

Lisa & I decided to go with black, white and turquoise to go along with some of her favorite summer jewelry pieces.