Living Graciously, Artfully, Frugally.

Consciously taking notice of the gifts each day places in our path.

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” R. W. Emerson

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fluff and Finery Indeed! (and a Give Away)

Lots of fluff and finery to show you all. First...hello...I am going to Silver Bella again! Signed up last night and got ALL the classes I wanted! Plus, even better, my dear blogging buddies Jodie and Sandra Lee signed up again too. Woo Hoo... can you tell I am excited? Now if Geralyn and Sandi sign up all is right with the world. (at least my little part of it.) If anyone else out there is going let me know so we can meet up and say hello in person! I missed out on lots of swaps last year due to computer illiteracy. I hope to remedy that this year. So now I just have to wait for November to come! If you love mixed media art this is a wonderfully inspiring experience. Think about coming this year, you will love it!Next bit of finery on my list...a package of lovely things from Portugal! Isabel of Maison Douce hosted a triple 100 post give away and I was one of the lucky winners of items from around the world. She also gave a way a package from England and Morocco. I received some cotton fabric in my favorite color combination, a gorgeous red apron and a package of ivory colored buttons. Thanks Isabel, I love it all.
Then I participated in a Very Vintage Easter Basket Swap hosted by Foxgloves Fabric and Folly.

I received a basket of sweet goodies from the Drummond Family who are patiently awaiting their second child in May. Thanks Heidi Ann and Suzanne. A bit more Easter fluff at my house. Have you seen the fabulous Tracy Porter video series on her blog? She gives tutorials on recipes, decorating and crafts in short little videos. If you love her style or just want to learn something new or be inspired you must check them out. You will be hooked!
She did a video on how to fluff up those giant plastic eggs that people put in their yards. It was so much fun and I think they turned out cute and a bit over the top, which is always fun for holiday decorating.
Of course hers were ten times more fabulous than these. I did them the day before Easter in about an hour. Pretty decorations for not a lot of money or time spent. I like that!
I hope you stop by and say hello to all of these talented bloggers. Check out Silver Bella too, I am telling you, it is SO WORTH IT!

Have a fun filled Tuesday, P.

P.S. I almost forgot. I am going to do a give away for one of my followers when I hit 50. (not in age silly, in follwer's) So if you follow me you are in, if not, what are you waiting for?
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Jodie LeJeune said...

Cool! 50 followers! I'm so glad to say I have popular friends!!!! I only have 7 followers...nobody loves me :(
I'm so excited to be seeing you at Silver Bella again this year! We are going to have SO MUCH FUN!
Be checking your have a little birthday surprise coming all the way from Louisiana...
everything vintage

Berlin Deluxxe said...

You are indeed a lucky girl to be attending Silver Bella.
I am in love with the spruced up Easter eggs, so pretty!

trash talk said...

I am already a follower, thank you very much, and so glad I am. It's always a treat to read what you have to say. When did you add the little kiss to your header...please don't tell me it's been there all along or I will feel like a giant A*#!
I'd love to go to Silver Bella if I only some kind of art talent. I don't do it, I just appreciate others!

littlebyrd said...

I love your blog header!

Geralyn Gray said...

Do you turn 50 followers on Saturday---come on you can tell me!!!!!! I love all the excitement about Silver Bella---look how far (computer wise) you have come since Silver Bella---so exciting!!!!!! Look at those prizes-----amazing!!!!! And you reminded me of Tracy Porter who I haven't checked in on in problably a year---thanks. I love the giant egg---it is truly eggstra special!!!!

Maison Douce said...

Pam, I am so glad you like your portuguese prize... How lucky are you to go to Silver Bella!!!

Sue said...

I enjoy reading your posts about creative activities...I just wish I were creative! LOL I really do enjoy seeing what you and the other ladies are up to. Maybe some day something I will get creative. (If I do, I will be sure to let you know! LOL) Also, enjoyed viewing your "presents" you received from your fellow bloggers!

The real reason I am commenting, though, is did you read today's "WhoDeyRevolution" blog post? OUCH!!!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I love the big eggs! Good job, Pam! And congrats on heading to Silver Bella again. I know you loved it last year. ~Mindy

stephanie said...

I am so glad that you are going to Silver Bella! I can't wait to meet you face to face...Definitely get in on the swap action. I did 3last year and although I procrastinated which caused me to be a bit stressed out, it was worth it...

Lilli said...

I'm so jealous about your going to SB! I went two yrs ago, though, and the memories were sweet enough to last me until next time :)

Your eggs look Fabulous! Or should I say Eggs-cellent?

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Oh that apron is fabulous! You are one lucky lady to have been blessed with all this "stuff"!!

One Vintage Hag said...

Too Cool ~!
I love your blog follower giveaway~ yes yes yes, I follow this blog. maybe just maybe it will be my first ever win.
~one vintage hag

Joy said...

WOW! Congrats on all the things you've won. You are a very lucky lady. I hope you have a very enjoyable time at Silver Bella!
Your giant Easter eggs are adorable!

Pinkie Denise said...

I am so excited about going to Silver Bella and am all ready having fun meeting new your blog Pinkie