Saturday, February 27, 2010

hello!

martha

i just wanted to welcome everyone visiting from dreamy whites! maria was so sweet to mention me on her blog! she has a wonderful heart! i hope you enjoy looking around and stop by for a visit again soon! i am going to do some fun posts next week in regards to my "forever" house!

and to my faithful friends, thank you!

*julie

Monday, February 22, 2010

forever house!

from my favorite movie



are you in your forever house? me? well, i am in a house that i am thankful for! its new, beautiful, home but i dont feel its my "forever" house! and i am letting it get to me. i want my forever house so my children can grow up there and then where my grandchildren will come visit! my children are growing up so fast and i am feeling the pressure of finding that forever house. however, the economy has different plans. so, i sit and wait. and with this waiting i feel i cannot do any changes to my house. i kinda feel like its not my house. sorta like renting. ugh. i have grand plans for this forever house!





*julie

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

great giveaway!




my sweet and very talented friend, megan, has a wonderful etsy shop! she specializes in baby accessories and clothing. she also has a blog! and on that blog she is having a fun giveaway! this sweet, petite, girly girl loves to watch the history channel. she makes me laugh. so, for presidents day she has a few history questions for you to answer and then she will randomly pick a lucky winner of a $20 gift certificate for her shop! and she is letting you use google for the answers. kinda like an open book test? ok, maybe like cheating! i told you she was sweet!




check it out!




*julie

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

paperwhite bulbs!








i have seen so many beautiful paperwhites on other blogs! i love the simple look of these wonderful white flowers! so, i found these on clearence at home depot and thought i would give it a try! now, i am very bad about taking care of plants however i would love to have paperwhites, orchids, and a vegetable garden. so i am starting out slow and easy with these lovelies!


*julie

Monday, February 15, 2010

happy belated valentines!



whew! i have been without one of my best friends, my computer! i feel a little lost but now i am found. we are back up and running. i hope everyone had a wonderful valentines day! i sure did!


happy monday!


*julie

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

countdown to valentines day #2!



todays treat as you can see were glazed donut holes! i asked my hubby to do the honors and pick out the treat. donuts are always what daddy brings home. they do love the donuts but i had to make them extra special by making this fun sign that states "sweets for our sweets". very fitting.


they are enjoying these little surprises!



*julie

Monday, February 8, 2010

countdown to valentines day #1!



one of my sweet blog friends, mrs. dunbar, started this wonderful idea of doing a little something "sweet" everyday as a countdown of sorts to valentines. i loved the idea so much that i am hopping on the countdown trail with her! now, she started from febuary 1st but i am starting today. better late than never, right? this morning i made my sweethearts strawberry muffins! they love, love, loved them. it was a sweet way to start the week. i do have to admit that i did use an "add milk" package because this mama has been under the weather. but next time i will be trying this recipe.

thanks mrs. dunbar for the inspiration!


have a sweet week!


*julie

Sunday, February 7, 2010

bbtn trunk show!













i had my bbtn trunk show yesterday. i had so many sweet clothes everywhere! i had to take some pictures of all the different designs they offer. and i had to stick in a yummy food picture too. i love having friends over! i wish i could have all of you over but i thought this would be the next best thing. you still have time if you want to place an order. just let me know. i hope you had a fun weekend!



*julie

Friday, February 5, 2010

we have a winner!

did you think i forgot? no way! i have just been under the weather and had to figure this random number thingy out but i know you dont want to hear about all of that. thanks so much for everyones wonderful comments! i know you are just waiting on pins and needles. so the winner is:



maria with dreamy whites!


congratulations! please email me!


thanks so much to jamie and the csn stores for allowing me to do this giveaway! it was so fun! i think i will have to do another one soon!

Monday, February 1, 2010

my first giveaway!


i am so excited to be hosting my first giveaway! what a way to start a monday! jamie from csn stores contacted me and offered to let me pick something from one of the 200+ stores. i jumped at the chance! how fun! i get to shop and pick something out just for you!


so, (drumroll please) i picked a beautiful serving platter! i thought this would be perfect to serve these yummy sugar cookies or one of my favs, lamb chops. or you could use it to serve your cheeseburgers and make them look extra special. the csn stores offer so many products from shoes to a great bar stool! all you have to do is leave a comment on this post by midnight (eastern standard) thursday the 4th. then the lucky winner will be chosen. lets make it twice as fun, help me spread the word by blogging about the giveaway and leave a separate comment letting me know! the more the merrier!


ps. unfortunately this is only available to U.S. and Canadian residents.

good luck!

*julie