Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Elephant's Trunk Giveaway!

Morning, chickies!

My adorable friend, Lauren from The Elephants Trunk, just reached 1,000 followers! Woo hoo! To celebrate, Lauren is doing some awesome giveaways from some awesome blogs and shops!

I'm so excited to be helping Lauren out with this giveaway! I'm offering one of my newest signs from my Etsy shop in the giveaway!



To enter for a chance to win my "wish" sign, head over to The Elephants Trunk! Say hi to Lauren while you're there!

Good luck!

Hugs!


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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!
Please take time today to reflect on the true meaning of this day...the men and woman who serve and have served our country and fought for our freedom.

Hugs!
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hope

Hey chickies!

Sorry for having sign posts 2 days in a row, but this ones kinda important!

I designed this sign to help raise money for a Candace, young mother who is suffering from Lymphoma. This is the second sign that I've designed for the cause.

Candace grew up in the town that we live in and her parents were volunteer firefighters with my hubby. When I heard that Candace was suffering with Lymphoma I knew that I had to help. Lymphoma is the disease that took my brother 5 years ago.

I was asked yesterday if I would design another sign to help Candace. I quickly messaged her and asked her what her favorite color was...purple of course! I chose the word "hope" for last year's sign and knew that I wanted to use it again this time.

Here's what I came up with...


The sign is 6" and can also be used to sit on a shelf or tabletop. The cost will be $12/ sign plus $5 for shipping. 50% of the cost of each sign will go directly to Candace to help with astronomical medical costs. If you are interested, email me at dawn@Eventuallycottage.com.

Hugs!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pups and Summertime

Hey Chickies!

I don't know about your pups, but mine could spend the entire day in the yard running and playing! I love watching them out there!

As the warm weather approaches, we need to make sure that our furry babies stay hydrated. I usually put a big bowl of ice water on the deck for them. It doesn't take long before the water in that bowl gets freakin' disgusting! Eww!

I was looking at pet supplies on Amazon the other day and found this genius goodie! You just hook it up to the outside faucet, and the dogs activate it with their tongues! How freakin' cool is that!


Problem solved! Nice, clean water every time the pups want it! Woo hoo!

Hugs!
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Isn't She Lovely!

Isn't she lovely, isn't she wonderful...
I love this Stevie Wonder song! Every time I hear it, it reminds me of my little chickie! Yeah...I'm totally sappy like that! John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy" always reminds me of my boy. Sigh...
I have been wanting to do a sign with these lyrics for a while now. I did another one in colors to match her room. I won't be doing another one in those colors because I want hers to be one of a kind!

This one that I added to my Facebook shop yesterday is so cute! It's done in Sweet Pea pink with chocolate brown hand painted lettering! I sanded it and gave it a really nice rustic look.

Let me know what ya think!
Hugs!
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Livy Love Designs Giveaway

My awesome friend, Diana from Livy Love Designs, is doing a really cool giveaway! Diana is giving away a custom business card design to one seriously lucky winner!



Hurry up and get over there to visit Diana!

Hugs!


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Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Wrap-up!

Hey chickies! I hope all of you Moms and Moms-to-be had an awesome day!
I sure did! Hubby took the little chickie and I for a road trip to my happy place...Lavallette, NJ!


I totally love Lavallette! I sooo needed to get my toes in the sand and feel the water...super cold btw! We took a walk on the beach and the boardwalk, had a great breakfast...blueberry pancakes! It was 89 degrees and sooo gorgeous!




Oh... And I came home to beautiful flowers from my boy child!



Happy Mother's Day!

Hugs!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Ya Say It's Your Birthday...

Yup it's that time of year again...my birthday! Not just any birthday, but the big 40! Ugh!
Now I'm not one of those girls that insists that I'll be 29 forever...although that wouldn't be a bad thing! I gotta tell ya that this whole turning 40 thing isn't sitting well with me...nope not one bit! I mean, come on, my whole life I've thought of 40 as being old!

So I've decided that I'm not going to sulk about it. I'm going to embrace turning 40...and subscribe to the thought that 40 is the new 20! Yesss!!!

Here's to turning 20...err I mean...40!!!


Instagram {Obsession}

Are you on Instagram? I sure am! @eventuallydawn! As a matter of fact I think I may have a slight obsession with it!

I'm always looking for Instagram moments throughout my day! Ya know...oh my gosh that cupcake looks so delicious...Instagram...the dog looks so cute...Instagram! You get my point, right???

Last week my friend, Lauren (@theelephantstrunk), even told me about an app called Picfx that you can download to your iPhone or iPad (I downloaded to both...obsession I tell you). I believe it was $1.99 for the app. With this totally cool app you can add all kinds of cool effects to your pics. I'm particularly smitten with the glitter effect called Bokeh5.

Check out Picfx and let me know what ya think!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Hey guys! I'm looking to your for some help choosing an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint color for my defunct entertainment center! I use mostly warm,fall colors in my decorating.

Ready...go!