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Monday, June 28, 2010

GIVEAWAY of Italian Stone w/Vinyl Lettering

Since I didn't have a celebration when I hit
my 100th post (which was about 3 weeks ago)
Let's CELEBRATE NOW BY HAVING A GIVEAWAY!!

****VERY IMPORTANT*******
LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT
FOR EACH ENTRY!! You want each
entry TO COUNT!! They won't if they
are not separate...

Here is How To Enter:

1) Leave a comment (WITH YOUR E-MAIL
ADDRESS) telling me which of the 3 Tiles
(BELOW) you would like (if you won the
giveaway)= 1 Entry

2) Become a "Fan" & "Like" Santa's Gift
Shoppe Facebook Fan Page (Link is on the
Sidebar)
1 Entry

3) Go to "My Etsy Shop" & "heart" it as a
"Favorite" or click on "add Seller to
Favorites" (Link is on the Sidebar)
1 Entry

4) Go to "My Etsy Shop" & pick out 1 of your
Favorite items & leave a comment telling me
what it is.= 1 Entry

5) Become a Follower of this Blog= 1 Entry

6) Grab my Button (and Code) & put on
your sidebar on your blog or Facebook

7) Post about this Giveaway on your
Blog & link it back to this post = 1 Entry

8) Post about this Giveaway on
your Facebook Page & link it back to
to this post for us to see.= 1 Entry

9) Post this Giveaway on your Twitter
page & link it back to this post= 1 Entry

So..There are 9 Chances for you to
Enter to win one of these great Italian
Stone Tiles..Good Luck & If you win you
have 48hrs. to email me your address so
I can get it off to you. If I do not hear
from you another person will be chosen.

This Giveaway is open to the 48 Contiguous
United States..and will CLOSE Monday
July 5th @ 6pm. SO CHECK BACK LATER
THAT NIGHT TO SEE IF YOU ARE THE
WINNER!

#1 "Monogram" Tile (With Your Choice of Initial)


#2 "All because two people..." Tile

#3 "You are what happened..." Tile



Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hand-Painted Greeting Cards (Set of 5)

Don't you just love when someone has gone to the
trouble of sending you a handmade card?? I love
all kinds of Handmade Cards..especially the hand-
painted ones...And I have a blast making them!
This set I just put in "MY ETSY SHOP" TODAY.

This particular (set of 5) hand-painted roses are
one of my favorites...It has a matching envelopes
with leaves & gives the recipient a little sneak peek
of what's to come...

This is a look at a single card..each unique..(no
two alike).. That's one of the charms of a hand-
painted original...(SEE BELOW)


(Check out the set BELOW)

The Finished product..All wrapped in cellophane
& tied with a beautiful Light Sage Green satin ribbon.
Ready to give as a gift...(or to make 5 lucky people smile
when they receive a greeting from you.)

To Learn "How to" do this kind of painting Donna Dewberry is the creator & expert on the subject...Her Videos are wonderful as is she.. Click HERE (to see her Video Tutorial)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Marketing Monday

It's Marketing Monday which means if
you have an ETSY SHOP, WEBSITE, BLOG
whatever you want to show the world &
"market"... this is the place to do it.

You can share with everyone that this is a
FREE way to advertise their Shop,
Website, Blog...This Blog Hop originated
@ Trendy Treehouse..Thanks to Trendy
Treehouse...Have a ques. about the Blog Hop?
See rules for the Blog Hop @ Trendy Treehouse

REMEMBER THIS IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY
WEBSITE...Have fun & get to know some
new friends...Visit their sites...leave comments

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Surprises at Overstock

Redecorating/Organizing...whatever you want
to call it...needs to happen every now & again to update,
declutter, & put together a more beautiful & welcoming
home. I've been reorganizing some rooms in my home
& came across some fantastic ideas & clever storage spots
(hidden within the furniture itself) on Overstock.com

So I wanted to let you all in on this wonderful secret of
Value for your budgeting money, Beautiful style with
purpose, & I hope if I read this correctly...YOUR ENTIRE
ORDER SHIPPED FOR ONLY $2.95 ????? Is that right?
I looked all over & that is what it says (unbelievable as it
seems) So you get Great items for your Home plus
shipping is so low you'll take a double look.

I picked out some of my favorite items that have dual
purposes & extra storage (which we all are looking to
have more of) So..pop over to Overstock.com & see
for yourself & Let me know your Favorite Finds over
there...(I've linked up the photos with where
you can find them on the website.)

1) This Chaise Lounge Sofa with Storage is a dream piece
that would be great in a bedroom..Check out the reviews
People who bought this absolutely Loved it. I do too.
Notice the STORAGE...Can you believe that in a piece
like this???

2) When you are looking for more storage especiallyfor clothing this Blue Wardrobe Storage Containerwould be perfect. I had a plastic one for a number of years & it worked great but the material on this I think would be alot better.


3) I am in need of a new Computer Desk & this caught my
eye because of it using up a corner space. I like this one
alot but they have a White one (just like it) that I would
have to really consider (I really like the clean crisp look
of White)

4) We have a Breakfast Bar in our kitchen that I love. These Bar Stools look so rich & the deep Cherry Wood is just beautiful. These wouldbe a beautiful addition to anyones home.

5) Speaking of kitchens..The next 2 photos show how even a small kitchen have a great Table & chairs set. Check out the prices..Super great prices.. & the reviews..People love them..Isn't this set super cute???!!

I hope you have as much fun on Overstock.com as I did. Their prices are great, the value of what your getting is fantastic, shipping could not be any better (people are saying it only takes a couple days to recieve their orders) and when they compare to other places they quickly go
back to Overstock or the item might sell out..
Conclusion....5 Stars for overstock.com

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

FATHER'S DAY GIFT

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY... I just finished this
Italian Stone piece with a "Father's Day
sentiment" saying "Anyone can be a Father
but it takes someone special to be a Dad."

I wish I could give it to my Dad on Sunday!!
I love him so much & the message is how I
feel about him...
but I can't...because he passed away many yrs ago.

****This is a TRIBUTE to him & all the other
Dads out there that make time for their kids,
make each child feel special & are that
"SPECIAL KIND OF DAD" like mine was.

I was so lucky to have such a wonderful
Father! (as well as a fantastic Mother) The
memories flood back of drive-in movies & playing
on the swing with Dad before it started. Taking
"just me" out to buy something special for no
reason. Making his weekly trip to Sears &
telling me to pick out my favorite peanuts/candy
from their Candy Counter or suggesting we get
some new shoes & "lets get Mom some high heels
too. " (Always thinking of how to surprise her with
something)...Always making me feel like I was his
favorite) Little did I know the other 4 kids felt the
same way!)

My Father taught me FAITH..& how to have it when
things look grim. He always was optimistic & showed
me what "Inner Strength" was & I could do anything
I put my mind to. He was so generous to his family &
everyone he met. I remember he would have me put
the flag out to the neighborhood kids to let them know
it was time they could all come over & swim in our
pool & play volleyball. (Which we did every night!)
And mom would have some kind of special treats
for everyone.



He taught by example & he and my Mom would
call Universities @ Thanksgiving and find exchange
students that didn't have a place to go & he would
pick them up to come & have it with us. I remember an
exchange student from Ethiopia, Africa...That was
really something! We met some very interesting
people to say the least & broadened our horizons.My Dad loved my Mom & (showed it all the time)
and that was a great gift to all of us 5 kids. We saw
examples of unselfishness & compassion on a
daily basis. I look at these photos & it says it all.

They even had a "Kissing Window" from the
kitchen into the family room so while she was
making dinner he would serenade her with his music.

The Elementary school asked them, if they would
play Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus and of course they
DID & LOVED IT!

The PHOTO Above is when they were
first married...

The Photo Below is 30 yrs later..The
same "LOOK" into each others eyes.

My Father & Mother truly found the....
JOY IN THE JOURNEY OF THEIR LIFE
TOGETHER & WITH THEIR FAMILY THEY
CREATED.


I am so blessed to have had the parents I did.

I LOVE YOU BOTH & MISS YOU SO MUCH!!
Happy Father's Day, Dad!

Wednesday "Spotlight Yourself" Blog Hop

Another Wednesday is here & that
means it's time for "Spotlight Yourself"
Blog Hop @ santasgiftshoppe...with anything
that you have made: craft, makeover, Great recipe,
tutorial, trash to treasure...

We would love to see what you have been
working on...so show the world!!! This is your
stage!!! THIS IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY BLOG!!
This Blog Hop is originated @ ohsoverycheri...
Thanks Cheri...

Just Click on the "You are Next...
Click HERE TO ENTER BUTTON...
and follow the prompts...

Remember this is a Party..so have fun
& get to know some great new friends &
leave some comments that we all love!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

MARKETING MONDAY

It's Marketing Monday which means if
you have an ETSY SHOP, WEBSITE, BLOG
whatever you want to show the world &
"market"....this is the place to do it.
***PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS
IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY WEBSITE

You can share with everyone that is a
FREE way to advertise their Shop,
Website, Blog...This Blog Hop originated
@ Trendy Treehouse...Thanks to Trendy
Treehouse...Have ques. about the Blog Hop?
See Rules for the Blog Hop @
http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/

Have Fun & get to know some new
friends...visit their websites..leave comments

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Father's Day Cake Ideas

Father's Day is coming..Sunday June 20th.
I love surprising Mr. Claus with something
I've made or worked on "just for him!" This
year it's a big one & I hope I can have it done
before Father's Day. Can you keep a secret?
It's a wonderful Home Office for him. I hope
to have befores & afters for you to see in the
not too distant future.

I found a new little blog (that actually found me)
& I wanted to help him out..to show off the "world
of Ties" & info he has regarding ties...In other
words "Everything you always wanted to know
about Ties but were afraid to ask"...

My mom used to do a Tie Cake for my father but
not like these!!

He had these Father's Day Cake Ideas on his Blog
& they were incredible (but he did not make them) but
gives you the link to the original creator of them.
HERE'S JUST A FEW FATHER'S DAY CAKES

(That I LOVE) TO SHOW YOU WHAT I MEAN...

So..Stop by his blog..Let's show him some
support & Leave some comments...

His name is Matt, his blog is HERE

THE CAKES ARE HERE

Original Source Here
This one looks just like a sweater!!!
Original Source Here
Mr. Businessman Shirt & Tie
Original Source Here

Hope you enjoyed this little tour of some
wonderful Father's Day Cake Ideas & Tie Info.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"SPOTLIGHT YOURSELF' WEDNESDAY

Another Wednesday is here & that
means it's time for "Spotlight Yourself"
Blog Hop @ santasgiftshoppe...with anything
that you have made: craft, makeover, great recipe,
tutorial, trash to treasure...

We would love to see what you have been
working on...so show the world!!! This is your
stage!! THIS IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY BLOG!!
This Blog Hop originated @ ohsoverycheri...
Thanks Cheri...

Just Click on the "You are Next...
CLICK HERE TO ENTER BUTTON...
and follow the prompts...

Remember this is a Party..so have fun
& get to know some great new friends &
leave some comments that we all love!!