Tuesday, May 31, 2011

DIY Doormat!!

While over at A Soft Place to Land, I ran across this fun DIY Doormat idea and I thought I would try making one for myself! :) It was a very afforable project. The only things I had to buy where:

*Outdoor Spaces Krylon spraypaint, using the color "Earth"
*Painters Tape
*Rug, I got mine for $4 bucks at IKEA! :) 


 Here is the final product! I love the way it looks! Couldn't have been happier with the turnout! :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Happy List...

Makes me happy that I got this iphone case in the mail yesterday! I won it in a giveway over at Pluff Mudd Studios compliments of The Pink Monogram! I couldn't be more happy about how it turned out! :)


I am happy that I picked up the cutest little trinket dish from one of my fav shops Two Sisters Boutique! :) The saying is so true, isn't it?!


Also happy I ran across this cute idea while visiting Tilly Maison!!. All you need is craft paper and paint!









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Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Confessional...

I confess:

That I was once viciously attacked by a bird, mockingbird to be exact. Okay, maybe I am exaggerating a tad about the vicious part, but I was definitely getting pecked repeatedly. It was about 4 days before my wedding. I was at a busy crosswalk waiting for the light to turn. Apparently, I was WAY to close to the mockingbirds nest (which she put right on top of the walk/don't walk sign) The momma bird started pecking me over and over again. She wouldn't stop!! I had some wrapping paper in my hand that I had just bought, so I was trying to use it to help defend myself. People in cars were pointing and laughing. Yes. Maybe it's a bit hilarious to look back on, but at the time, I was trying to get this crazy bird away from me. Come to find out, I was just one of many people that had experienced this rabid bird attack, LOL.

and that's all for today, LOL....sorry!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What I'm loving Wednesday...

I'm loving:

This Willow House glass dome and pedestal I just bought. I can't wait to get it! I am thinking of using it on our mantle as long as it isn't too big.





I'm loving:
That I won this Vera Bradley jewelry case yesterday from Pink Martinis and Pearls. I am so excited to get it!







Monday, May 23, 2011

100 Followers Giveaway!

I said if I ever got to 100 followers I would do a giveaway, so here we go!!

Since I sell Thirty One Gifts, I am going to giveaway a personalized All In One Organizer just like the one pictured below. Who doesn't love a personalized tote! They have 9 different patterns to choose from. Here are just a few.






Click here to go to my website!

I also am going to giveaway some Willow House pound cake, because I love their products!!





Rules for the giveaway:

1. Become a follower of my blog and come back here and let me know!
2. Look at my online Thirty One Site and come back here to tell me what your fav item is.
3. Follow me on twitter (@SimplySara83) and leave a comment!
4. Last but not least, post your fav quote! ( I love quotes, LOL)
5. Also feel free to tweet or blog about the giveaway, and let me know if you do!

Winner will be selected by random.org

Haven't decided how long I am going to keep the giveaway open. I will make a future blog post where I will let you all know! Tentatively, I am going to say June 6, but this could change.




Saturday, May 21, 2011

My Happy List

It's been a while, sorry I haven't been staying up to date with my blogging, had to check back in and say hi!!

I am happy that:
Roxy decided to take a mid-afternoon nap with me!




I am happy that
I am at 99 followers, one more and I said I would do a giveaway!! Let's just pray it goes better than my first giveaway did, lol...

I am happy that:
I ran across these over at A Thoughtful Place. Also saw them on Michaela's blog too! You Are My Fav put her own twist on these by making them on her own. What a cute idea!!! You can find the original idea for these by going here.





I am happy that:

Our front lawn looks so nice, thanks to the hubby!! Only thing I can grow is my nails, haha....





I hope everyone has a nice rest of their Saturday!!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What I'm loving Wednesday...

I'm loving:

That it's my parent's anniversary today!! I wish I still lived close to them!!






I'm loving:

This tray I bought at IKEA. I think I love everything I buy there!!






I'm loving:

This neat iPhone case I saw while I was over at Kelly Green Interiors. It's a cute way to display your iPhone, without it standing out too much on your desk at work, or anywhere else for that matter! A company called Pad and Quill makes them!




















Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

...to my wonderful mom and to all the other mothers out there!!



Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Confessional...

I confess:
Sometimes I make very large grocery trips (when I feel like only going to the grocery store like once in a month) If I for some reason end up having to use 2 carts, which I HATE, I will make the bagger either walk way ahead of me or way behind me, and I tell them to act like they are not helping me. I have issues, I know.

I confess:
When Scott and I were on our honeymoon CRUISE, there was a musical trio that played every night at dinner. I requested the Celine Dion "Titanic" song, was that in poor taste?

I confess:
I am still having issues with my eyebrows! I usually manage to make them uneven, but now I feel like I have a bald spot in the center of my left eyebrow, not too noticeable (well, to me it is) and it is bugging the heck out of me!!!

I confess:
I always used to feel like I was the unluckiest person ever!! But after winning a laptop and a 100 gift card at work today, I think my luck is changing for the better!! I also have been having good luck with these blog giveaways!! Keep 'em coming!!

I confess:
I can't stand public restrooms. I will grab a paper towel to touch any doors/handles. I will try to avoid any kind of skin contact with anything and everything if at all possible. My elbow is an exception to this rule, I will use that if need be.

I confess:
I hate leggings. It's not fair for girls that have junk in the trunk. I can't wear leggings, without being crazy self conscious. Just wanted to share my feelings.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thirty One Gifts May Special!!

Just wanted to share this month's special with everyone. Spend $31 and you get a mini zipper pouch for only $2.31!! Great deal as always! Click here to visit my page!!!




What I'm loving Wednesday....

I'm loving:
This calendar download I ran across while reading Simply Seleta. She saw it over at the Red Stamp



I'm loving:
These Baggu bags, they are very affordable, and they come in almost any color!! I saw this while I was over visiting Whipperberry's blog!






I'm loving:
This fun way to decorate your e-mail. I read about it over at In my own Style. You can go to this place called Meeble Mail, and for a couple of bucks you can give your email a little pizazz! Some are free, but the cutest ones cost a few bucks.











Tuesday, May 3, 2011