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Christmas Cookie Exchange, a Party Craft Idea and some winners!

16 Dec
It was so fun meeting new friends Tuesday at my Holiday Cookie Exchange. Thank you to everyone who came. And for those of you who couldn’t come, I am hoping to make this an annual party, so maybe you will be able to join us next year!

I found the idea for a fun chalkboard tree picture in the Seattle Magazine. I just loved the idea, and decided to make a Chalkboard Tree for the Cookie Exchange.
I had a frame, and I covered the frame with some canvas that I had in my fabric stash. My canvas wasn’t long enough, so I sewed two pieces together. I covered the underlying board with the fabric and secured it with Gorilla Tape.
Then I freehanded a tree on the canvas. I painted chalkboard paint on the tree. To get the edges smooth, just load up the paintbrush with paint and gently brush the paint along the pencil edges. On the bottom of the tree, I drew a box and then cut out some fabric and hot glued it onto the canvas.
It was fun to have the guests sign the tree with season wishes or just adutograph it when they came into the party!
It would also be a fun thing to do for a birthday. You could paint a package and use ribbon to “wrap” the present. Or, for a New Year’s Eve Party — you could paint a clock, or the year.
Everyone brought such amazing cookies!!
And thank you to Amy from Living Locurto for the great FREE Cookie Party Printables  — download them for FREE on her blog!!
And here are some winners! 
The Little Black Dress $30 Shop Credit —
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THREE Winners of  Pretty Things For You Party Packages:
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1. Selissa @ All Palmer
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3. Mimi @ Living in France
$25 shop credit to Parties by Hardie:
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$40 shop credit to Photo Making Jewelry:
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XOXO
PS — It’s another great day on the Holly Bloggy Christmas Party
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with a Recipe Party and fantastic Giveaways (hint – Lisa Leonard). 
So link up your recipes and see all the delicious creations!! 
YUM!

Girls Night Out at Pier1 Imports this Wednesday!!

13 Dec
This post brought to you by Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.

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I am so excited about this event!!!!
I hope you can come —
This Wednesday,December 15th, I am getting together with some of my blogging BFF’s —
Shelley @ House of Smiths
to host an awesome shopping get-together,
at a couple of Pier 1 Imports stores… here in Utah!
It’s going to be SUCH a fun day & night!
I hope you can come to one of the locations!!!
I can’t wait to meet YOU!


  
and guess what???? 

 

We will have TWO $500 Pier1 gift cards
to giveaway at each location!
Just think of what you could buy with a $500 gift card!!
 So tell your friends! Invite your neighbors, and get yourself to Pier 1, this Wednesday!

Pier 1 is also offering a special promotion just for all of our fabulous guests!

For every $50 you spend
you will receive a  $10 off  coupon
and you’ll also earn an extra entry in the giveaway!
You do NOT have to be a blogger to attend.

We really wanted to have a fun location
for you to find your holiday gifts, chat, and meet all of YOU!
It’s going to be so much fun!
Please come – we would love to chat with YOU!!
Check out the Pier1 Girls Night Out Facebook Events page and let us know if you can make it! 
See you on Wednesday!!

Girls Night Out at Pier1 Imports this Wednesday!!

13 Dec
This post brought to you by Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.

. . . . . . .

I am so excited about this event!!!!
I hope you can come —
This Wednesday,December 15th, I am getting together with some of my blogging BFF’s —
Shelley @ House of Smiths
to host an awesome shopping get-together,
at a couple of Pier 1 Imports stores… here in Utah!
It’s going to be SUCH a fun day & night!
I hope you can come to one of the locations!!!
I can’t wait to meet YOU!


  
and guess what???? 

 

We will have TWO $500 Pier1 gift cards
to giveaway at each location!
Just think of what you could buy with a $500 gift card!!
 So tell your friends! Invite your neighbors, and get yourself to Pier 1, this Wednesday!

Pier 1 is also offering a special promotion just for all of our fabulous guests!

For every $50 you spend
you will receive a  $10 off  coupon
and you’ll also earn an extra entry in the giveaway!
You do NOT have to be a blogger to attend.

We really wanted to have a fun location
for you to find your holiday gifts, chat, and meet all of YOU!
It’s going to be so much fun!
Please come – we would love to chat with YOU!!
Check out the Pier1 Girls Night Out Facebook Events page and let us know if you can make it! 
See you on Wednesday!!

Monday Giveaway — Bugaboos Creations!

25 Oct
Today I have a beautiful giveaway for you!! 
It’s fun when one of my blogging friends has a giveaway! I have known Nicole for a long time and she is the sweetest, talented girl. So when she asked me if she could do a giveaway for her cute shop — I was so excited!! I love promoting handmade!
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 Nicole’s shop — Bugaboos Creations — specializes in handmade wood signs.
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Nicole also has a Fantastic Blog – also called Bugaboos Creations!! I have been following her for at least a year and I love her projects! Like this family Vinyl Wall Art:
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{Great tutorial and you can buy the vinyl on her blog sidebar}
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Primitive Ho Ho Ho Red and White Christmas Blocks
Today Nicole is giving away 2 $20 Gift Certificates to her shop!! 
And since her creations are so affordable, you will be able to get some great things if you win!!!
Here’s how YOU can win:

  • Go over to Bugaboos Creations – have a look around. Let me know the name of your favorite item. one entry.
  • “Like” Bugaboos Creations on FaceBook. one entry.
  • Tweet, mention this giveaway on Facebook, your Blog or sidebar. one entry for each.
***This giveaway ends on Monday, November 1st @ 10 pm MST***

**UPDATE — All orders purchased during the giveaway this week will get FREE Shipping!!!

Have a SUPER Monday!!
I hope you are doing something fun. It snowed a little here last night!
XOXO
PS — I finished my Family Photo Wall! I will share a photo soon!!