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It’s another giveaway! This time you could win a darling Perfect Paci Set in the style of your choice! Remember, these make great gifts if you don’t have a little one yourself! You have until Friday, January 22nd, 2010, 12pm Pacific Time to make your entry (or entries!). Yes, there are many ways you can enter to win this paci and clip:
1. Comment on this post and let me know you want the Paci Set
2. Fill out the entry form at the Treasure Chest
3. Become and fan of Whispers of Joy on Facebook AND comment on the main page
4. Become a follower on Twitter AND Tweet about this contest (Both links are on WoJ homepage)
5. Fill out the form to join the Newsletter on the homepage-if you are already subscribed, you can still email email@example.com and send me a comment about this contest for another entry
6. Blog about this contest on your blog or website, then email me or comment on this blog post to tell me about it
7. Tell someone else about this contest! If they fill out the form at the Treasure Chest, and let me know that you referred them, you’ll get entered along with them!
8. Become a follower of this blog in the Google Friends Connect
Think you have a good chance?! Get moving… you have until the 22nd to see how many times you can enter! Free shipping to winner if US resident only. I will post the name of the winner here, at the treasure chest,, and in a newsletter email soon after the contest is ended. Winner will be contacted if email is provided. If no email address is available, winner must contact me within 5 days of announcement post. Winner can then choose the pattern and give shipping info.
Babies, babies, and more babies. Oh what fun! :) A friend (and cousin!) of mine is due for her first next month. Her baby shower was last night, and like most baby showers, was full of oohs, ahhs, tissue paper, and yummy goodies! I also got to meet my newest little cousin, Gretchen, who was born in December (SO adorable!!). My gift to the mommy-to-be…
The bag is reversible; the other side is green with a similar pocket in brown. Inside the bag I had a matching set of Sort-n-Stash Pockets. The largest had some covers for the diaper bag with the two different print choices… Eventually there will be a bag (or maybe more!) similar to this set for sale, so keep watching!
The second pocket had a wipe container inside. She gets to add the diapers! And the smallest pocket had some colic tablets inside (though I told her she shouldn’t need those!).
She seemed to be excited about the bag so I’ll mark it off as a happy ‘customer’. ;) Like the bag? Place a special order for yours today!
So I went with the sweet and simple for my White Craft for this week. After being inspired by Stephanie (and the need for something fun for myself!), I pulled out the white ribbon and went to work..
Just a little something to add that little extra!
Here’s what I started with:
Some tacky, ‘tweeny’ hair clips from years ago that needed some improvement
And a few bobby pins
And here’s a few more I did… since I was on a roll!
Nothing too fancy, but fun… and most importantly… WHITE! :) Now off to find some way to use white in an unusual way for next week! Hmmm…
PS. That glitzy ribbon is oh so fun! I didn’t realize it was stretchy when I bought it! Endless possibilities!
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(Yes... little things make me exited!)
So in light of this New Year 'thing'... I have DETERMINED to 'spring' clean my house from top to bottom!! And to motivate myself, I have decided that I MUST finish THAT before I work on THIS (more products that is).
This cleaning goal was actually intended to be completed BEFORE Christmas…but you know how that goes! I guess the story begins when we moved in. We officially moved 3 days before I went in labor with Sky. Maybe I’ll fill you in on THAT story some other day (OR maybe not!). So with him being brand new, I didn’t do as much with the house as I would have liked to, not that I was at all worried about it at that point! NOW I’m starting to look for ways to improve it a little, both in organization and decoration.
I’m also hoping from a little input from you!! So I took pictures of most of the rooms in our house (though I AM a little embarrassed to even put them up in comparison to other homes I’ve seen in blogs like this!). What I need is to win one of those home make-over shows!! But if I can get any ideas from you that would be sweet!
These photos are the bare naked (un-edited) real stuff of my little home. It is a rental… so in all reality I can’t complain at all!! It is a very cozy little place… I’d just love to make it even more so! That is the dining area... and also the entry. The front door comes right in at the left…which tends to make this room a little chaotic at times!! The curtains were in the house, as well as all the paint colors. I believe I could paint if I wanted to, but for now the motivation just isn’t there!
That is the other side of the room with the main entry area and hall to the main bathroom and laundry room. Boy… pictures make it look even barer than I thought it was!! That’s the other thing. Re-decorating really isn’t listed on the 2010 Budget. SOoo… I’m looking for cheap (like dollar store cheap) or FREE ways to improve this place!
That is Sky enjoying his time while I scrubbed. A cracker really keeps a guy his age occupied! This is also the reason for America being obese (according to my mom!) Unfortunately he has been about as happy with my cleaning project as he is about crafts, blogging, or reading books (Mommy reading books that is). I HAVE discovered that letting him take a bath while you clean the bathroom is a good trick to keep him entertained AND clean (both him and the rest of the house!). Kind of like nursing him while I blog! *winks*
The main bathroom, One good thing about cleaning right now is that it’s giving me a chance to focus on each area of our house and see if I can come up with ways to improve them!
The laundry room… caught it on a SEMI clean day. It’s usually the catch all place in the house and quite the disaster!
Both sides of the living area. Yes that is a huge wood stove that takes up loads of space but kicks of lots of cozy heat!! We covered our windows in plastic to hold a little of that nice heat in (if you didn’t notice the slightly warped look to outside!) Actually all in all they work pretty well, even if they don’t look super hot. We are being tight- (I mean frugal) this year so maybe this will help! Not like it’s THAT cold in the Pacific Northwest in the first place, considering both myself and Fro are from the wintery Midwest, where they are currently getting loads of snow and cold! :P
Part of the ‘Master Bedroom’. Unfortunately I don’t feel like there is much ‘master’ about it! It has been thoroughly neglected! Your obviously not getting all the angles, so ideas may be hard to come by… but are still welcome. I chose not to photograph the closet and master bath!
This is the guess bedroom. Stop in sometime. ; ) The paint colors that were in here just happened to match the bedspreads that I had on hand. Notice the two mattresses stacked on top each other (I mean-second bed set) on the left side. Ha
This is the horror of all horrors… the Office/Craft Room/Toy Room/2nd Guest Room. Currently a disaster area (if you can’t tell), but I am hopeful to get this place organized soon. This room is at the top of my list of ‘Need to be Organized’!
I skipped the nursery/Sky’s bedroom because I actually HAVE been doing something with that room! I hope to do a post about that sometime soon with photos of the handmade room décor that I created.
So PLEASE give me some ideas all you creative/ décor savvy people out there!! I realize it’s hard to do from pictures but I’d love some input! Even just some ideas for cheap (I mean frugal) ways to decorate. So I hope you enjoyed the tour-I mean explanation-of why there haven’t been new products on Whispers of Joy lately! Keep checking!
So I was 'blog browsing' and ran across this neat idea on Karen's blog. Check it out! I decided to join her... it sounded creative and fun! Here are the basics:
1st week-a collage of things I love in that color
2nd week-a craft in that color
3rd week- use that color in an unusual way
4th week-use that color in a recipe
So for this week my 'assignment' is to create a collage of my favorite things in the color white. Here's what I came up with:
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