Wednesday, April 7, 2010

{Celebration} Giveaway

**This Giveaway has ended.**

I was in Michael’s on Friday and I was being very good sticking to my list.  Really.  I was.  I even went to the styrofoam aisle to get styrofoam balls.   Jokes on me ~ look what they had.

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It’s already covered!  Can you believe it!?!  I could have avoided burnt fingers and a blister  . . .

Anyway, while I was in aisles I wasn’t supposed to be in {seriously, 50% off some great stuff and I couldn’t help myself} I found these three things. 

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One of them has nothing whatsoever to do with the other two, except that I liked it and I thought I’d group them together as a giveaway.  First, this  lovely journal.  Aren’t the colors great?

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This little storage box with a crown on it.  We all know how we love that crown motif!  You could hide your chocolate in there.  Well, that’s what I would do.

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Finally, this little hook that also has a crown.  It is actually from the same Parisian line that makes the box. 

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Oh, and the celebration ~ I recently started a boutique blog to sell some of the items I make and some lovely things I come across that I think others might like for their homes.  I only have a few things up at the moment, but I hope you’ll check it out every so often and see if there is anything you might like.

To enter this giveaway, just leave me a comment, and maybe you could let me know that I am not the only one that get’s distracted from her shopping list when there are 50% off signs displayed.

To get additional entries you can:

  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave a separate comment letting me know the link or your @ name;
  • Blog about or post this giveaway on your sidebar and leave a separate comment letting me know;

This giveaway is open in the U.S. and Canada.  You must leave an email address in your comment if you do not have a blog where I can contact you.  This giveaway will be open until April 15, 2010, at 8:00 p.m., EST, and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

 

66 comments:

Allison Shops said...

I'm glad you didn't have to get blisters! ;) Love the small box with crown.

Thank you for your comment at AtticMag on the white kitchens I posted. I hope you registered for our Giveaway!

Allison

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Shopping list!?, oh, you mean the one I leave at home or in the car, or forget all about until I get to the cash register!?! LOL

Fabulous finds, Kathy!! I must head on over there this week!

xxoo

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

I have to swing by Michaels today for the moss covered styrofoam balls. I needed moss to complete a project and this just makes the project that much easier. Thanks for the tip!!!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love crowns too and......... sales are irresistible to me!

xinex said...

It must be normal. I go to Walmart to buy a piece of thread and I end up with a full cart. I love all your purchases...Christine

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

I posted your giveaway on my sidebar!

xxoo

Heather@PixieDust said...

a trip to michaels for me always includes checking out the goods!!
I LOVE that hook, the box and notebook are super cute too but i LOVE the hook :)

The French Bear said...

Kathy, sounds like you and I shop the same way!!! I love the crown box and hook, how sweet! Thank you for stopping by and offering some wonderful words on my lost muchness!!!! I was so blown away by the great comments and the kindness from my blog family....it is amazing!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Darling stuff. I have a problem with sticking to my list in the craft stores also. A girls just gotta shop.
Brooke

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Sweet! I need a pretty box to hide chocolates in!
Did you give us the name of your new boutique blog? I must have missed it.

{All Thingz Related} said...

Oh I love these! I absolutely get distracted when I see clearance signs! I secretly scan each and every store for those signs, ha ha!
~Rebekah

Leanne said...

Those are so cute. I always have good intentions of following my list but get side tracked with the good deals I always seem to find. It's hard to pass up pretty things at 50% or more off.

Patricia said...

hi kathy!!!
happens to me ALL the time!!!
i hate sales... lol, just kidding!
i was in christmas tree shops the other day was so distracted by the easter clearance... i was tempted to go over board but i did not. i only ended up getting 13 spring gift bags for 1.82 ~ total!!!
of course i could have picked up nests and eggs and bunnies and stepping stones... uggh!!!
the torture LOL!
i hope you weather has been as nice in NY as it has here... 85 today!
blessings
patricia

Shelly said...

In Washington we have Ben Franklin Crafts, or as we call it Fren Branklin, (no idea why).

If I get out of there for less than $100 bucks, I've done well!

I'd love to win your little giveaway, especially on "tax day" since Uncle Sam is seriously going to cut into my crafting monies this year! Ackkk!

Okay, signing up for Silver Bella kind of took a chunk too!

Hugs,
Shell

AB HOME Interiors said...

Haha I agree with Sweetpickles, Hiding chocolates is a great idea!

AB HOME Interiors said...

BTW~ you know what would be so fun?! We should get a group of blogger/designers together and do a post similar to the one I did today. We would all get the same picture, and design direction and do a post on what we would do.Then we could all post it on the same day and encourage everyone to see the gallery of ideas!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kathy! Great giveaway! And thanks for the tip on the moss ball! ...Debbie

HeathahLee said...

Those are such cute things! I'm sorry, but I never go into a store and deviate from my list. HAHAHAHAHA! I thought I could type that with a straight face. Honey, I LIVE for 50% off signs! :D

Colleen said...

I love sales - unfortunately my cupboards are bursting with some of my "great buys" that have never been used! Great giveaway. Thanks!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You arent alone. I rarely see a clearance sign that doesnt whisper my name.:)I'll be happy to blog about your giveaway..

Sonny

The Stylish House said...

Kathy,
Your topiary ball was let’s just say more organic! Joann’s and Michaels are like a worm hole in the universe. I get sucked inside and can’t find my way out for hours. Heaven forbid if I have to take my husband on some rare occasion he gets pale and sweaty, similar to the look he gets waiting for me in the lingerie department!
Cathy
P.S. Thanks for the cute giveaway!

Designs on 47th Street said...

You did find great things at Michaels! I for one excuse you for not following your list! ;) I am anxious to check out your little boutique, Kathy.

Donna

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Great goodies, and a great giveaway!!! I can't wait to check out you boutique! Daphne

Sandra said...

Fun finds...I always look for the clearance items whenever I am in a store!

Jane said...

I always get distracted when I'm at Hobby Lobby or Michaels or JoAnne's...sometimes I forget what I initially went for :-)
I'm always in for a good giveaway...throw my name in the hat!
Jane

jenjen said...

And I put it on my sidebar. Have a great night my friend!

XOOX
Jen

jenjen said...

I tweeted about it too!

XOOX
Jen

jenjen said...

Fun giveaway Kathy! My girls would love those crown things!

XOOX
Jen

Kendra said...

So cute! Great finds! I always get distracted while shopping! I almost forget why I went to the store in the first place!
atholton@msn.com

Shaunna said...

Some good finds and I make lists everytime, for the record. I might stick to them. Sometimes. -shaunna :)

Meet Virginia said...

I get distracted period at Michael's period! Thanks for offering the great giveaway!!

~Morgan

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Erin said...

I love your finds! I have been trying to stay out of M's with their evil 50% off signs! Thanks for a ROCKN' giveaway!

Creations from my heart said...

Oh I so love a good giveaway! Love your new boutique and the bird prints. Also I enjoyed the post on the ceiling fans. I have the Horchow ceiling fan that you have in your post. It's in my greatroom. I am currently looking for one in my master bedroom. I was thinking of puttting the same one in. I'm going to check out the fans you pictured. Blessings...Sherry

DesignTies said...

Even when I go to a store with a list of only three things, I'm totally sucked into buying stuff that's on sale!! Happened to me yesterday at Costco -- do I REALLY need three bags of RiceWorks chips?? No, but they WERE on sale... ;-)

We're having a giveaway at DT too -- come check it out :-)

Kelly

Style Sisters said...

Oh gosh I can totaly relate to this! LOL Great post.

Karin

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

A trip to Michaels......

1.) make list of needs

2.) cut out coupon

3.) Tell Hubby I will be right back, just running to Michael's for a couple of things.

4.) Look stunned at the face Hubby gives me.

5.) Get to Michael's

6.) Look for list and coupon

7.) Remember it is on the kitchen table

8.) Since I am there, I should check out the clearance stuff

9.) Gleefully leave Michaels with 2 bags of 'deals"

10.) Get home, read list and say to self, "Oh yeah! THAT was what I needed!"

Rinse and repeat next week!

Atticmag said...

Adding my thanks to Allison's for stopping by to us at Atticmag. -- Jane F.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Kathy, I didn't see anymore of those napkins at my Target this year. I looked. You'll have to let me know if you find some and I'll look around at other Targets. I'd love to have another set of 4.

Donna

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Great finds! I made some moss balls.....wonder if I even saved any money! Linda

Love the Decor! said...

Love this new crown stuff!!
totally get sidetracked by a good sale or clearance sign : )

Diana's Life said...

I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who takes the time to make out shopping lists, clip coupons only to find that I've left everything at home when I get to the store.

Thanks for finding the already covered, moss styrofoam ball - I was just about to begin to work on one. Now I just need to find my Michael's coupon, remember to put it in my purse and head off to the store.

Angie said...

I was in Michaels yesterday and saw those moss balls, $4.99 I think. I'll probably go back and get a few (with coupons of course) to make some topiaries.

Maria Killam said...

So fun Kathy! You are an entrepreneur!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Oh, Kathy, I'm sure you've realized that you are most certainly not the only one who strays from her list. Many times, I get so lost in the aisles I'm not supposed to be in, I totally leave without getting what I went for in the first place!

Can't wait to check out your new little store! I'm sure you'll have it stocked with some real great stuff.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Posted your giveaway on my sidebar. Keeping my fingers crossed . . . :o)

Misty said...

Girlie...you know I need those CROWNed things... I m The Queen around my HOuse you know!!! You sound just like me...in aisles we don't need to be in!!! We could do serious damage together!!!! Have an awesome Friday!!!@

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

When one of my daughters was learning to read and we were out shopping, she loudly announced to everyone in earshot "Mom, here's your brand...it says CLEARANCE!" My list usually starts with "clearance" and I never "Know what I need" til I SEE it! lol
Have a great weekend!

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

I have added your give away to my bog! Thanks for hosting it!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Those moss balls are great aren't they! I got two a while ago and I think it's about time they made them. All that hot glue on styofoam never ended well for me LOL!

Thanks for putting together a lovely giveaway and I'm off to check on your boutique.

Manuela

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I definitely need a hiding place for my chocolate! Thanks for the chance!

I'm going on over to your boutique to check it out. How exciting!

Have a lovely weekend!

Denise said...

cute finds. i was in michaels the other day, and surprisingly i managed to stick to my list!

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I had to laugh because there are times when I go in Michael's just to cruise the $1 bins for goodies to give to friends who stop by. We call them "sussies." LOVE the "hide your chocos" in this box. Like the other things too, but that box caught my eye. Have a happy weekend.

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your finds and especially the fact that this go around you will not have to get blisters! Be blessed. Cindy

Jennifer @ The Craft House said...

Don't worry, you are not the only one that gets distracted! I went to Wally World late last night for razors and shower gel. I came home with two more plastic organizer boxes for emboridery floss and two pints of Ben & Jerry's (Cookie Dough and Phish Food, just so you know.)!

I am an awesome shopper that still needs some razors. It was jeans for me today! :D (T.M.I., I know.)

Jennifer @ The Craft House said...

I tweeted about your giveaway! :)

http://twitter.com/JenniferKrumm/statuses/11959487836

Christina said...

Great finds, and how did I miss this? Have a great day Kathy!

Pattyjo said...

I love your blog and what great items. I am a terrible one for shopping and trying to stay on a list. If I see a sale I have to check it out, you never know what you'll find.
Pattyjo
rholschen@air-pipe.com

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

Trust me, you're not the only one who gets distracted from her "supposed" list. I'm a lost cause when I enter Hobby Lobby and just happen to be in the general vicinity of the 80-90% off aisle. It's an addiction, I tell ya!!!

CHERI said...

Are you kidding???? I can go to Wal-Mart for ONE thing and come out with TWENTY!!!! Never fails. I'd love to win your goodies...how sweet you are to share!

Elizabeth said...

I love the crown storage box! Thanks for the chance to win.

Tammy said...

Hi Kathy....so glad to have found your blog this evening....i am loving it! You have some great projects...I am a sucker for projects. I too am like you...Kinda did that at Joann's today...i get lost and find other goodies along the way. Thanks for the chance of winning some really great finds.
smiles...Tammy

Room to Inspire said...

Great purchases - and YES, YES, YES, I totally get distracted by sale signs! It is like they call my name! Clearly I need to hit Michael's again soon.

Chelsea

Jamie said...

Too funny, I wanted to buy the little pink shutter with the crown when I was at Michael's a couple of weeks ago but they only had one left and it was broken! =( This is so exciting! And yes, obviously, I am always distracted (for hours I might add) looking at every nook and cranny in the store for those awesome clearance deals! You would be a great friend to go and 'hunt' with!

=) Jamie

Jamie said...

Okay, your giveaway is officially on my side bar! P.S., so happy for you with your new boutique! I am headed there next to check it out. I am still working on mine, it's so much fun! The best of luck to you with it and would love to chat and swap ideas/tips/tricks with each other. Hugs ~ Jamie

Mary Ann said...

What a sweet giveaway. Would love to win.

Suzanne said...

Great finds!Love finding deals too. Thanks for a chance to win.

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