Saturday, May 31, 2008

The winner!

We have a winner! Mandy, the Herbgirl of Calendula Court, was the one whose name came out of the teacup. I'm not sure that's comparable to pulling a sword out of a stone, but Mandy will let us know if any unexpected crowns come her way, I hope. Congrats, Mandy!

Thanks so much to everybody else who stopped by, and I hope you'll come back when you get a chance. I'm really looking forward to a long summer of blogging! 'Cause it'll be too hot to do anything else!

Also, if anyone knows how to put together a blog header or knows someone who can do it well, drop me a comment. I'm willing to pay, I just really want something nice. Something vintage/beachy, blues and creams. Let me know!

I made a few yard sale scores today, I'll share those later!

Friday, May 30, 2008

The "Cottage Charm" Giveaway

Last May, Kim at The Twice-Remembered Cottage set up a big blogger's giveaway, and it was a lot of fun. I'm getting in on it this year at the very last minute! The theme is "Cottage Charm," and there are 49 participating blogs so far, each and every one giving away something fun. Go here to see the list--there are so many great blogs out there to visit, and maybe you'll find some new favorites.

All you have to do is post a comment here and I'll put your name into the drawing. And you don't even need to wait that long--the drawing is tomorrow, May 31. My lovely assistant will pull a name at, oh, let's say 6 PM, to give everyone a little more time to get here.

Here's what you'll be receiving (click on the picture for an up-close view!):

--the July 2008 Romantic Homes magazine
--a sweet vintage red-and-white saucer from Syracuse China
--a "Home Sweet Home"-scented Yankee votive candle
--a packet of Flower Garden Mix seeds--this has calendula, cosmos, zinnia, delphinium, and rudbeckia in the mix, to name just a few.
--a gratitude journal from Running Rhino--this is so pretty. It closes with a velcro flap and each page has a quote and a pale green garden sketch on it, flowers, birds, etc.
--a box of Stash tea bags. I included a pomegranate/raspberry green tea in the picture--if this doesn't float your boat, you can request mango/passionfruit herbal, blueberry herbal, chai green, chai black, or decaf chai black. (I hit a sale!)

Just post a comment here, and please include your e-mail address if you don't have a blog, so I can track you down if you win!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fifty lashes with a wet noodle.

Oh my, the flack I've been getting for letting this blog slide! Should I be flattered or should I tell my naggers to get a life? LOL.

I am the one who needs to get a life, actually. My thoughts have just dried up and my life is so dull. SO dull. I've also been wanting to make some visual changes to this blog and I can't find someone who can help me out with that. So I've been putting off posting until I can get the blog the way I want it--perfectionist? Moi???

Anyway, I have a few pictures, I have a giveaway planned, I have some other stuff lurking hopefully, and I have a new digital camera to take lots of eye candy shots, thanks to my sweet DH, so I shall return. Really. I swear!