Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bits, pieces, and a Giveaway link

I am putting the finishing touches on a few fun things for my Etsy shop today and will hopefully have them listed really soon!  I am working on a few custom orders but I've had these things in the works for a while, waiting to be photographed and listed. 
I am in love with this sweet little hanging basket.  Such a fun shape and size.  Perfect for hanging on the back of a chair and filling with some flowers.  I have coated these baskets in a creamy white paint, added a grosgrain ribbon tie, and painted some numbers on them for fun.  I needed something springy in my shop.  It's coming... along with a couple other items... I just need to clone myself first so I can finish!!  Do you guys feel like that too?  Sheesh!

My bible study leader just showed us the most (life changing) trick for memorization.  I have never had an easy time memorizing verses.  I don't know what it is, but it doesn't seem to be my thing.  Well... no more!  What you do is this- scroll to the bottom of this site, and paste the text you are needing to memorize in the box.  Then hit "convert" and it converts what you are memorizing into a text of the first initial of every word for you!  Use that as your help and you'll be amazed at how much quicker you pick it up.  I scoffed... and then I tried it.  So far, I've got James 1:1-6 down.  I'm working on the next six verses as we speak!  Oh and another trick, is if you recite it just before going to sleep, it will be the first thing on your mind when you wake up, and it will have stuck somehow!  I tried that too... amazing. 


Oh and I'm also hosting a cute little collection of favorite things giveaway over on my Facebook Page!  I've included one of those little milk bottles we all love, a tin number print, a burlap bag with "Bulb de tulipe" printed on it, a fair trade salted caramel chocolate bar, some red and white striped paper straws, a necklace from Farmgirl Paints, and a fantastic book from my friend Courtney! (It's her debut novel and it's fantastic!  If you need a good read that sucks you in and makes you want to climb into the book and join the characters, this is it!  I finished it and am hoping there will be a sequel...)

Click here to enter the giveaway!  (I'll be announcing a random, winner on my Facebook page, on Valentine's day.  Isn't that fun?  No one can say that we don't love our fun over there, can they?  (giggle)



22 comments:

carissa at lowercase letters said...

entering giveaway NOW. can't believe i haven't found you on facebook sooner. i must read Courtney's book. and i'm certain i absolutely need everything else in this lovely giveaway. : )

Blissful Blooms said...

HOW FUN! I'll be heading over to enter!
Thank you SO much for the scripture memory tip! I have VERY recently been trying harder at memorizing scripture and am amazed at how HARD it is for me! My girls are in AWANA and they bust out scripture all the time! I need an 8 year old brain! Ha! So I'm excited to check out that link! Can't wait to see all that's in your shop!
And yes, I SERIOUSLY NEED a clone!

Christy said...

Girl I cannot wait to check out your new etsy stuff! I have lemonade makin' mama in my kitchen, living room, and lay my head on my sweet mrs. pillowcase every night :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

That little burlap bag thing is super cute. j
Just collapsed into bed and look where I'm at;)

Erin said...

Aw, I wish I could enter the giveaway :(. I deactivated my FB account at the end of December as part of one of my New Years resolutions to spend less time on the computer and focus more on my family. LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your favorite things!!! So much fun!

Barbara said...

Very nice, love the bag!

Paisley Print Shoes said...

Wow, that Bible memory link is amazing!! I am definitely going to try it. Thanks for sharing it with us!
-Katie

Little For A Little While said...

Super cute! What a sweet little giveaway. It will be sure to brighten someone's day...perhaps maybe mine! Keeping my fingers crossed ;)

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Ooooo...I love contests!!! Yay! Hope I win!
Lorraine

brockey said...

Love this contests ! Love the tote !!!!

Kathy Martin said...

LOVE that basket of flowers! You know what would be cute? Personalizing the numbers with the person's address! Then you could hang it on the front door. I don't know if they are weather resistant.

Jeannie said...

Thank you for sharing the scripture memorization tip. It's on my list of things for this year and so far I've only gotten Micah 7:7 down. Sounds like you might be doing Beth Moore's study on James. If you aren't it's a good one! I'm sad we only have 2 more sessions. Anyway, I love the basket you made, you have such a good eye for what looks good and how to make things pretty. God bless!

Jensamom23 said...

What a great treat this would be. Thank for the chance to win, girl!

Marie said...

Oooohh what cuteness! Thanks for the info on the scripture memorization, I'm going to share it with my children.

Have a super blessed weekend!!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

ok bar of choccie...and book? what's not to love!!!!!! (i'm entered)

HKING said...

Love all the goodies in this giveaway, can you share sources especially for the burlap bag?

Thank you!

Life is good! said...

such darling items in your etsy shop! you are quite the artist.

Melissa Emma said...

Oh my goodness! Thanks for the hint on memorizing James! I just started James: Mercy Triumphs with Beth Moore on Tuesday! I am counting down the days until Tuesday! I can hardly stand the waiting! :)

Mrs.B said...

That's awesome info about the scripture memorization! Great giveaway too~ I bought a necklace from "Farmgirl Paints" for my girl for Christmas. LOVE it, it was perfect!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

@ HKing, I made the bag, and the rest of the items were picked up locally and created or given to me by the bloggers mentioned. :)

deb said...

LOVE LOVE your blog and now I found you on Facebook too!! I would love to win something!! Thank you for being so gracious and sharing your feelings and experiences with all of us! We love you!!

slip4 said...

Count me in! I just found you from Tarah's blog roll.Can't wait to browse through your archives.