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Sunday, July 18, 2010

The "In -Between" Time


between uncertainty and certainty

between unrest and contentment

between doubt and faith


between what is 

and what might be.

it's a time
not found on the dials of the clock

but very real nonetheless.


it is measured in tears

and laughter

and in the balance between hopes

and

regrets


it's a fine line and a delicate dance

between hanging on
or giving up.

~ it's the in-between time ~

and if you've ever found yourself 

in this alien land, feeling lost and alone

this post is for you.


you are not alone

and better days are ahead!





Friday, July 16, 2010

Winner, Winner!


Time to announce the winner of my wonderful


 

COME ON DOWN! 

YOU are the lucky winner of a $90 Shopping Spree courtesy of CSN Stores!

I'll be sure to e-mail you your gift certificate code this weekend. Enjoy!

Thank you to all who entered, and thank you
for being my friends and followers of this blog.
I'm sure another giveaway is just around the bend, so stick around!

Oh, and be sure to visit Sandi at A Cottage Muse
and Susan at Hometown Girl ...
they're both having CSN Giveaways for a $60 Shopping Spree!
Click HERE and HERE to enter.

Here's hoping all of you enjoy your weekend!

Hugs,



*winner chosen via random number generator*



Thursday, July 15, 2010

Helping Hands


So here's the thing...

We're likely going to be moving soon


and we could really use


yep.

a helping hand


or two.

You know what they say...


don't you?


All hands on deck!

Or somethin' like that.

But you know what?


I think we'll be just fine

with the help of all our.....get ready....wait for it.....wait....


handy  friends.

{grin}

Truthfully?

All I want from any of you dear people
is your good thoughts and prayers this next month.
No heavy lifting ( or helping hands ) required.

Money will be a bit tight and nerves will be frayed
as we begin the process of getting our house ready to sell.
I'm going to be working at the hospital LOTS more this next month,
so you might not see my happy, shiny face on your blog roll quite as often.

But never fear!


Once the property changes hands from them to us, I'll be back!

Happy and rested and all settled into our lovely new home!

'Til next time...



Psssst....

You still have time to enter my


Win a wonderful $90 Shopping Spree from CSN Stores!

Drawing will be tomorrow night, Friday, July 16th.

Click HERE to enter.
 

Linking with
My Romantic Home




Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Home at Last!


We're back from our week long vacation
up in lovely Portland, Oregon!
I had a wonderful time, but it's sooooo good to be home again.
As much fun as we had, there's nothing like sleeping in your own bed. 
But a big shout out goes to my mother-in-law
who reads my blog every day...we could not have asked
for a more generous hostess (and host!) and the accommodations were top-notch.
We love you both!!!

I didn't take many pics at all (I know, not thinking like a blogger!),
and I must apologize for the ones I did take...most were snapped
with my iPhone or my cheap point-n-shoot. I left my fancy-pants DSLR at home.

Anyway, I thought you might like to see
the gorgeous blooms growing in my in-law's backyard...






I thought this last pic might be a tosser,
but I actually love the juxtaposition of the fresh with the faded.
Too bad I didn't have my good camera to properly capture it, grrrrrr!

And our dining room centerpiece one evening, fresh from the garden...


Wanna see the new wallpaper on my iPhone?


Taken with the phone at a Portland area supermarket!
I tell ya, beauty is everywhere up in this part of the country!

But I didn't just seek beauty among the blooms...
I also made the pilgrimage to what I believe
is the most gorgeous antique mall I've ever stepped foot in, Monticello Antiques.

I only snapped a few grainy phone pics, again, sorry!


Are you a blogger? Is this your space?
If so, let me know, I absolutely loved what was going on in this booth!



And this....


This amazing outdoor structure they had for sale in their garden room.
Surprisingly affordable, but how to get it home???


Mr. Twig on the left, trying to get the specs on it.
Aaargghh, figure it out honey!
MUST.HAVE.IT.


"Hey, I think I can make one of these!"

Sure hope so.
Oh, and I watermarked your butt, the blogging equivalent to branding.

{mischievous grin}

That's all for now.
Gotta go to the kennel and pick up the fur-babies.

Before I head out, I've gotta ask if I've you've entered my fabulous
Welcome Home Giveaway???


If not, then hurry up!
I'm giving away a $90 Shopping Spree, thanks to the fine folks at CSN Stores.

Giveaway ends this Friday, click HERE to enter.

I missed y'all, it's good to be back!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fiona & Twig "Welcome Home" Giveaway!


~ GIVEAWAY CLOSED ~
Don't know if you heard the good news,
but me and Mr. Twig are moving to a beautiful new home!
We're excited, and I'm just itching
to share a little of my good fortune with all of you.

And the really good news is that the generous folks at 
CSN Stores 
contacted me recently about hosting another giveaway,
and this time they're offering one of my lucky followers a

$90 Gift Certificate

to any of their over 200 online stores!


You can find anything you need for ANY room in your home via CSN,
be it your living room, dining room, the loo, heck, even your outdoor spaces!
The folks at CSN Stores have it all!

I'm calling this my "Welcome Home" giveaway,
because I want all of you to share in the excitement
of furnishing your nest, the way Mr. Twig and I will be doing very, very soon!


We'll be away for the next week visiting family
in beautiful Portland, Oregon, but as soon as I return, I'll be picking a winner!

Here's how to enter...

~ Leave me a comment letting me know you're a follower for one entry ~

 ~ Grab my "Welcome Home" Giveaway button and/or blog about this for another entry ~

Be sure to leave a separate comment for both.

And be sure to visit  CSN Stores to start planning your own  "welcome home" !!!

Giveaway ends Friday July 16th.

See you next week!




Sunday, July 4, 2010

Overdue Thanks


I swear, I'm the most ungrateful blogger around!
Wait, strike that.
Make that the most overwhelmed blogger around!

Not to say that my life is any busier
or crazier than anyone elses,
just that I seem to be less equipped
to handle the madness these days.

I've acquired an embarrassment of riches from some
of my wonderful bloggy friends the past couple of months,
and so today I am FINALLY giving thanks where thanks are due!

First up, I was fortunate enough to win Angela's amazing
Mermaid's Dowry giveaway over at Filigree Moon...


I was lucky enough to meet the lovely Angela
in person this past weekend at Paper Cowgirl,
and she's just as sweet and lovely as she is talented!

Next up, the wonderful Patricia of Vintage Linen Treasures
sent me some pretties to say thank you for posting
about her giveaway! Just look what she sent me...



Next up, my photography inspiration Denise at My Vintage Gardens
sent me a big package of some of her beautiful images
on cardboard. Suitable for framing, really!


Loveliness!

Deb at Garage Sale Gal was thoughtful enough
to send me this darling vintage hanky as thanks for winning my book giveaway...



And my most recent win came just this week from Doni at Faith, Grace and Crafts...



Just look at all that loot to add to my mixed media/craftin' stash!!!
There was so much I couldn't even fit it all in the frame!

I'm off to help The Mr. do some grilling,
so I hope all of you are enjoying your Fourth,
and your independence. Don't ever forget or take that for granted.

Love to All,

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Welcome.....


...to our new home!

Click here for the tour.


We made an offer, they countered,
we countered back, they accepted.
Bam, just like that. All in under 24 hours.
When it's right, it's right!

We close in August,
so we won't be moving for a little while.
Which is perfectly fine with me,
as we need to get our current home ready to sell, too!

I'm going to take a blogging break this weekend,
so I wish each and every one of you a very happy and safe Fourth of July!

Hugs Galore,



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