Thursday, July 30, 2009


Hello all!!

Thank you so much for participating in the last giveaway! It was a huge success and I LOVED reading each of your comments!

I have a few more giveaways lined up for the coming get super excited!! The stuff that is being given is SO cute!!!! You will love it all...promise!

This next giveaway is a favorite of mine! I am a bit of a stationery hoarder. I love it all and it's all so pretty! But...I am that person that has all of it and forgets to use it! Check out my new Fort Worth friend, Katie's Etsy shop! It has the CUTEST little name...KatieDydDesigns. She has such a talent at designing stationery, thank-you cards, invitations, birth announcements, etc!

Here are some of my favorite items in her store:


Personalized Stationery- Damask Butterfly with Monogram- set of 10 Note Cards


Thank You Cards for Wedding/Shower with envelopes- Sweet Silhouette- set of 20


Photo Birth Annoucement- Little Birdy- digital file

And now onto the GIVEAWAY! Katie is kind enough to be giving away a set of 10 personalized note cards to one winner! She is giving away my MOST favorite design of hers....


Personalized Stationery- Birdy on a Branch- set of 10 Note Cards

Katie can put any name on these and can also change up the color to your liking! And, don't you just LOVE the inside of the envelope?! What a great little touch!

Want to know how to win these cute little cards?! you go:

Here is how you can enter:
1. Leave your name and email address as a comment!
2. Become a follower of my blog! (let me know!)
3. Go to KatieDydDesigns' Etsy shop. Come back and tell me what your favorite item is!
4. Post on your blog about my giveaway! (post the link in the comments section)

For each one of these that you do, you will get ONE entry! So, you can get up to four entries!

Since I got REALLY antsy during the last giveaway...the deadline for this one will be a little bit shorter! The deadline for this one will be on Tuesday - August 4th!

Also...if you order anything at all from Katie...send me a little email and let me know! I love to know that I inspired someone to buy, Katie would love to know too!

Good luck!! And if you win....send me a thank you letter on your new stationery! Ha! Only kidding..... :) I cannot wait to see who all enters this one!!!




Well...I officially wrote down ALL of the votes...cut them out...and drew one from a pretty little bowl!

The winner of the beautiful Midnight feather headband is.........

KRISTEN SARA!!! She has a CUTE little blog! Run over there...tell her congrats....look around...and follow her! She would love it!

I will email you the contact information so that you can get in touch with Ribbons & Lace and let her know your shipping address!

To all of you who didn't win........there will be another one coming up very soon!



Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Sorry for the long pause in writing! Things, of course, have been crazy in my life again!

Here are some updates on me and my life:

  • I signed up to sub in three different school districts for the fall....i figure this will be the best way to get some experience and get to know some schools!
  • I had not told a certain private school "no" to their job offer yet...I really wanted the job but the money is NOT there....but I was still so torn about it. I may end up taking this 4th grade position. It's hard to think "I HAVE a job offer to be a teacher and I'm NOT going to take it?!!" Casey and I may just have to be on a REALLY tight budget for the next few months! (dang it....) I am waiting to get some answers back on some questions that I had for the school...but I should know something soon. Prayers needed!!!!
  • On a good note with that...Casey was approached by a friend yesterday that had a plan for him to make quite a bit of extra money on the side. That sounds really shady...but it's not! It may just be an answer to a prayer!
  • Cache puppy has been at Billy and Becky's for a couple of days....he is now muddy and stinky in his kennel after a LONG romp with his brother Cisco. I can smell him from where I sit....
  • The dogs also just drug some camping chairs from the patio into the yard and started to destroy them....yaaaaay.
  • If you are a teacher or not teaching anymore and have some school supplies/room decorations/etc that you don't need/want anymore....consider passing them on to me! I am taking ALL donations!!! I would love to be able to get my room all together without having to spend much money. But...of course...I want it to look REALLY cute!
  • Frames are selling great! Bring on some more orders ya'll!!
Don't forget about my fabulous giveaway!!

It ends TOMORROW at noon (Texas Time) and I will have a winner soon after! PLUS...i have some other GREAT giveaways that are about to go on! I have some fabulous sponsors that are so generous!!! Be on the lookout!



Thursday, July 23, 2009


This is the first of MANY!!!! So be on the lookout!!!

My first official giveaway is sponsored by my new friend Miriam who has SUCH a cute Etsy Shop called Ribbons And Lace!

I randomly came across her Etsy shop and LOVED all of her stuff instantly! She is from Brooklyn...and you can tell! She has some sassy and fun style! She has bows everywhere!! You cannot get any more girly than with some cute bows!! Love it! particular favorites come straight from her headband lines! They are the cutest ones I have seen...and they are all SO unique!

Here are some pictures of some of my faves:

LEMONADE Silver Headband with Gray and Yellow Bow

TIDE Aqua Blue Headband

GILDED Gold Circle Headband

JULIE Navy and Gray Feather and Flower Headband

DIVA Metallic Green Feather Headband with Gunmetal Bow

LOVE THEM OR WHAT?!?! She has such a talent!

WANT TO WIN ONE?! are in luck! She has so graciously decided to giveaway her MIDNIGHT BLACK FEATHER HEADBAND to one lucky winner!

Here is how you can enter:
1. Leave your name and email address as a comment!
2. Become a follower of my blog! (let me know!)
3. Go to Ribbons And Lace's Etsy shop. Come back and tell me what your favorite item is!
4. Post on your blog about my giveaway! (post the link in the comments section)

For each one of these that you do, you will get ONE entry! So, you can get up to four entries! Good luck and let the most fashionable girl win!!

Contest ends on Thursday - July 30!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


For all of you "professional" bloggers out there....How do you get companies to send you samples and/or products in order to do a giveaway??? There are so many great things that I would love to do....but I CLEARLY cannot afford it all! Do you just find them and email them!? What do you say?? I am so curious to know!

Thanks!! :)

Monday, July 20, 2009


I am so sorry once again that I have been SO stinking busy!! I have had lots of orders coming in lately for new frames and it has been SO great! I am loving putting all of these unique and fun frames together and hearing what people think about them!

I keep forgetting to take pictures of new ones before I mail them out! GOSH! But, since I have so many new readers...I will post some of the original pictures!

If you would like to order any...let me know! They are SO great for housewarming gifts, sorority gifts, baby showers, weddings, or just a special little something for a good friend! They can be customized in ANY way...with colors, wording, ribbon...whatever! You can put names on them....initials...sayings...anything! I would love to get some more going and I am willing to ship anywhere in the US!

This is something that I REALLY enjoy make some orders ya'll!! :)

I am also so excited...because, with the money that my frames have brought in....I am buying a NEW lense for my 35mm camera!! That means...there will be some new and fun pictures to come!! If you know know that I LOVE to take pictures and I have been wanting a new lense for a while! YAY!

Don't worry...I am contemplating my giveaway! I want to make it good! It may end up being a few things all at once! Get excited!!! :)

**UPDATE...I have been FEATURED for the first time ever!!!! Check it out here! Thank you to my good friend and frame orderer Cara Beth!



Thursday, July 16, 2009


I am literally EIGHT followers away from my goal for my giveaway!! Keep telling friends about my blog!

I have been so busy this week and I have not had much time to do much blogging...but I will try to make up for it tomorrow!!! Promise!

Say a little prayer for me if you think about it...I am trying to land a teaching job for the upcoming school year and CLEARLY it's mid-July! The school districts around here are moving SOOOOO slowly to get anything done and it is making me REALLY anxious! I am SO ready to be a teacher and I don't want to wait another year!

To all of my new and old are all so fabulous and I LOVE all of your blogs and your sweet comments! Keep 'em coming!!! :)



Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I just KNEW that would make you look!!! (sorry to be a tease!!!)

Just FYI....
I have made a vow to do a giveaway as soon as I get 20 more followers! Tell all of your friends to start following my blog....they won't be sorry!!! :)
Hopefully all of this will happen very soon!!

I will give you a hint...this will be a "custom" giveaway for whoever wins it! Any ideas????



Thursday, July 9, 2009


Sorry to tempt you with all of these fabulous finds....but I just could NOT resist! I hope you enjoy and find something you LOVE!

This little purple number is called the Socialite Tank Dress from Lulu's and it is only $45! I just found this site and have definitely been missing out! This is such a great dress for all of those summer weddings!

BELTS! A friend of mine had this little silver belt on over a CUTE shirt the other day and I was in love! I never really wear belts...but I would love to have one of these little things! They are called the Snazzy Slice Belts and are only $12 each at Lulu's!

Again...a Lulu's find! I might be slightly obsessed with this website....and this dress!!! Who can resist navy and kelly green?! It's so summery! This dress is called the Little Sparkler Dress and it only $34! I might need to order this one.....

The Lady In Red dress from Lulu's is another great summer wedding dress! I love all of the little ruffles! They add the perfect amount of girly-ness! This dress is only $35!!

Okay...this is NOT a Lulu's find! This is the Forever 21 Wild Floral Maxi! How stinking fun and colorful is this dress?!!? So cute with wavy hair and cute flip flops for a hot summer night! Only $22! Woo hoo!!!

The Forever 21 Ruffle Front Cardigan will be perfect for work in the Fall! I love this buttery/canary color! It's so easy to mix this color with brown OR black! This one is only $28. The great this about can make them go with anything!!

Love...Love...LOVE these shoes!!!! These are from Lulu's and are called the Dazzle Taupe Snake heels! Something I have come to find can make snake go with a LOT more than you think!!! Only $34! Love....

Last one from Lulu's! This little number is called the Black Tie Affair Dress and it's so stinking cute! It has great lines and the cutest ruffles! This precious little thing is only $45!

I hope you LOVED what you have seen! Let me know if you buy any of these items and how they work out for you! Also....give me some ideas of stores/websites that I may be missing out on! I am always looking!!

Have a perfect day!