That's right friends! Barkley gets free treats and I can get a free hearing evaluation at the new hearing aid center. I admit I have been to my fair share of loud rock concerts where I have stood right up front next to the speakers. However, I can still hear perfectly fine!
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Yes my friends it is Girl Scouts cookie time again! The time that cute little kiddos stand outside of the grocery store selling for a good cause and the time of the year that I am sure the owners of Weight Watchers look forward to. Of course it should be easy to politely decline, but who among us can turn down those adorable faces that are counting on us as the consumers to fund their Girl Scouts activities? I will not be responsible for little Suzy Q being on the street when she is 16 because I did not help to pay for this wonderful group who is giving her self esteem. Not to mention the fact that those little thin mints are so darn yummy. Combining two things I adore-chocolate and minty goodness...irresistible. The only problem is that the only thing thin will be those cookies, because my bootie will not be so if I keep eating them.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This would make a perfect photograph for an office. The tranquil zen garden would make the frantic work day seem a little less stressful.
Merry Go Round
Children and adults alike would appreciate the sense of nostalgia that the Merry Go Round provides.
A texturized finish gives this garden landscape a vintage appeal.
Doesn't a carriage ride in the snow flurries sound like a perfect winter outing? I'll answer that for us all, yes it does!
On a side note, check out each of the listings at Backbone Studio for more information. There are different papers, sizes and even matting that can customize your order. Information on prices for additions are available at Viola's shop.
This week the winner gets to choose their own prize! If you are the lucky winner you will receive a free 5 x 7 of your choice of any of the photographs at Backbone Studio.
How to enter?
1. Check out Backbone Studio, come back here and make a comment on your favorite photograph and you will get one entry.
2. Be or become a follower of this blog and you will get another entry.
Entries will accepted until midnight Friday. Check back this weekend and see if you are the winner! Good luck to all!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
I did venture out yesterday so I have not been a hermit all weekend, even if I feel like I have. I went to my parents house and then we went over to take the pups to the beach. When I came home and checked the mail I was met with a nice note, a thank you note from one of the sales associates at Anthropologie. Rarely do I get anything in the form of snail mail that is not a lovely bill so this note was a welcome change. Working as a cashier was my first job and customer service was a big deal to me then. I continue to appreciate a store with good customer service now.Last night after my friend decided she wasn't going to show up, (or bother calling, yes I am bitter), for our planned get together, I got really bored. What do I do when I get really bored? I play dress up. Yes the concept is the same as when you were a kid, only now my shoes actually fit and my makeup is applied correctly. I have a few things coming up that I need clothes for so it wasn't a complete waste. Yes I know that I am a goof!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Without further ado I give you Tatiana Rene Photography:
Colored Streets-8x10 Fine Art Print
Colored chalk at the Chalk Art Festival in Denver shows that even concrete streets can get a vivid makeover. Doesn't this make you long for summer days of playing outside?
As with all of Tatiana's prints the watermark will not be on them when you receive them.
Tatiana found this human-sized chess board in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The palm leaf shadowed in the photo is a great touch that brings in that sense of the beach.
For our weekly prize this week we are going to get you started in your collection of Tatiana Rene's photography. If you are the weekly winner you will win this gorgeous example of Tatiana's nature photography in this postcard.
1. Check out Tatiana Rene Photography. Come back here and leave a comment about your favorite photo.
2. Be or become a follower of this blog and you will get a second entry.
If you are in the Denver area you can also purchase Tatiana's work in West Wash Park at On A Lark Gifts.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Love photo courtesy of flickr.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Retro Toy notecard set (6 cards)
I think these would make perfect birthday invitations for perhaps an older gentleman who used to own these toy cars when he was a child. They would be perfect for any age in fact.
This week we are allowing you to choose your gift if you are our weekly winner! Megan is giving the choice of 6 cards in either the typewriter, retro fan, mailbox, bicycle, retro toy or kettle designs.
The possibilities go on and on as how to use these cards. The fans would be wonderful for invitations to a summer party. The kettles, perhaps a brunch invite? The typewriter would be great to just say hello! Whichever you choose, shall you be the winner, is up to you!
How do you enter?
1. Check out Rue Renee at Etsy.com and come back here to make a comment. Tell us your favorite item in the shop.
2. Be or become a follower of this blog.
Entries will be accepted until Friday at midnight. Check back on Saturday to see if you are the winner!
Monday, February 8, 2010
It seems like British designer Lulu Guinness, more well known for her unique handbags and clutches such as this one:
has thought about the grown up princess and designed bedding just for her. And let me add it is pretty darn beautiful, but oh so pricey!
Oh the Fuchsia! If I were Rachel Zoe I would be screaming "I die" right now! Actually my husband would probably die if I ordered it. It is 400 pounds and since I am not planning on actually owning it I will not bother converting that into dollars, but whatever it is I know it is too much for someone whose pup sleeps on the bed. I could just imagine Barkley taking a rawhide up there and Gabe having a heart attack. Since I do not own a defibrillator I shall also never own the Lulu Guinness Pure Silk Bedspread in Fuchsia.
But a girl can dream!
Happy Monday by the way!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
- Why does it take 20 grown men to tackle a football!?! If the two or three guys that get to it first and land on it are not enough to keep it down then that mighty football deserves to be set free.
- Why do they build a huge goal post thing and then when the person kicks the ball through it it is only worth 3 points? For them to build such a monumental contraption, aka eyesore, it should be worth at least a good 10 points.
- How can a clock that says it has 3 seconds left, take 30 agonizing minutes to count down those 3 seconds?
- It takes 5 minutes for all of the guys to line up in their spots, then within 10 seconds they throw the ball, run 2 feet, go through my #1 pet peeve and then the clock stops and they do it all over again.
- Why does the quarterback make so much money? He rarely gets tackled, doesn't have to run far or kick the ball. All he does is have to generally be the cutest guy on the team and throw the ball while everyone else protects him.
Thank you so much to all who entered this week.
Special thanks go out to Charlene for offering a great gift and for letting us visit her wonderful shop!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Citronella Bugg Off Cream
Need a bug repellent that doesn't dry your skin or make you feel greasy all day? This will do the trick and it comes in a 2oz size perfect for throwing in your purse for those days at the park.
Lush Type Honey I Washed The Kids Whipped Body Butter
This body moisturizer will leave your skin soft and smelling oh so good! Combining shea butter coconut oil, coconut butter and honey bee sweet scents make for a fabulous addition to your bath product collection. It is also handmade and fresh when ordered.
Love what you see and want to try it all? Well Charlene thought you might so she has everything ready for you! Included in the bag are shower gel, peppermint foot cream, whipped body butter and those are just to name a few. Click on the picture above to see the full line up in the gift bag.
What do we have for you all this week?
1. For one entry go to Kootenay Bath Products and see what product catches your eye. Come back here and make a comment about it and your name will be entered once.
2. For a second entry either be or become a follower of this blog and your name will be placed into the drawing again.
Entries will be accepted until Friday at midnight. Check back on Saturday to see if you are our lucky winner!