Wednesday, August 18, 2010

An Etsy wish list

My Etsy favorites wishlist is long and varied. But lately it has been focused on one thing - the kitchen. We are moving in just a couple weeks into an 80 year old house, and the kitchen needs some new paint, a good scrub, and some pops of fun, cheerful color (especially yellow!) to bring it back to life.
Here is what my kitchen needs to resuscitate it for under $100 at -

This sunny yellow linen tea towel from Sweet Natured Designs ($16.00)

This pretty blue (or maybe the white? I am still undecided!) unpaper (cloth) towel dispenser from Made in the Red Barn ($36.00)

An adorable ginko leaf plate to use as a spoon rest from Sumiko ($12.00) -

Reusable cloth, waterproof bowl and pan covers from Sew Much Style ($30) Seriously, how cheery would it be to open up the fridge and see these? -

And lastly, to keep my hands happy with all the scrubbing I'll be doing in this kitchen, some lovely, all natural soap from Simply Suds Handmade Soap ($4.00) -

Wasn't this fun? Even better, if you do the same, you can be entered to win everything on your $100 or less list! Just head over to Craft Gossip, read the entry rules, and get list making! I totally want to win my list (and my new kitchen wants me to as well - it told me) but good luck to you too!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Novica - an awesome site

We are trying to purchase more items now that are Fair Trade certified - especially chocolate. The good stuff tastes better anyway. In a similar vein, is a website that is focused on bringing attention to incredibly talented artisans worldwide of items such as home goods, jewelry, and art.

It is a fun site to browse, and you should also stop by Momma Told Me to enter her giveaway for a $40 gift certificate to Novica. Even better than browsing all of the awesome stuff is getting something unique for free or discounted!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Info on a Flor giveaway

We sold our small 70's ranch, and in less than a month are closing on our fabulous 80 year old dream house.

Emily Clark is hosting a Flor giveaway over on her blog, and while I wish you luck I am crossing my fingers to win so I can put these carpet tiles from Flor -

(image courtesy of

In this breezeway -

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Win it Wednesday!

First up are two awesome giveaways from The Fashionable Housewife -

Jockey No Panty Line Promise $75 giveaway - who doesn't need new undies? Especially from Jockey.
an HP Touchsmart tm2 Tablet PC from Sex and the City 2 and HP.

Enter to win your choice of children's book from CouponGeek.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hearthsong My Size Kitchen Giveaway at The Penny-PInching Mama

I confess I have a great love for wooden toys. My daughter loves her toys, no doubt, but her mama loves them just as much. They are always so pretty, durable, and bring me back to being a kid somehow too!

The Penny-Pinching Mama is hosting a giveaway from Hearthsong for the most adorable little wooden play kitchen! The colors are lovely and it is just the right size for your curious little culinary artist. Hop on over before midnight EST on April 15th.

Giveaway at Giggling Kids

Giggling Kids is hosting a giveaway sponsored by Eden Home for a Smart Gear Balance Bike!
Eden Home has lots of great organic items and wooden toys. The Balance Bike is made from wood harvested from a sustainable resource, and is great for developing a child's balance and motor skills! Giveaway runs until June 28, 2010!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Time to Think Spring!

Two of the best parts of Spring for me
- The sudden irresistible desire to organize
- The chance to get outside and play

Some fantastic blogs are hosting giveaways that will help you do each of these things!

At BabyLovingMama you can win a See, Store and Takealong organizer from Guidecraft!

And at The Shopping Mama you can win a KidKraft Red Roof Outdoor Playhouse from Hayneedle's website!

Aditionally, RaisingMy4Sons is hosting a giveaway sponsored by Hearthsong for a $50 gift certificate! They have all sort of great indoor and outdoor toys, or arts and crafts for when those spring showers keep you cooped up indoors. Hurry and enter by April 12, 2010!