Wednesday, December 25, 2013

DIY Gift Idea: Pot Holder Stay Put Towel

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and time together with your family.  This is a little late but hey it's never too early to start planning your gifts for next year right???

I made these and gave them to a lot of the ladies on my gift list:

Pot Holder Dish Towels

These are the cutest little things, super cheap and really easy to make...honestly the middle school kids in my class made hard can they be??

What you need:
  • Dish Towel (new, used, it doesn't really matter- mine came from the Dollar Tree)
  • Pot Holder (again mine came from good ol Dollar Tree)
  • Button 
  • Needle and Thread 

How to Make It:
  1. The towel needs to be the same width as the pot holder, so gather the ends some if it is longer and pin in place.
  2. Pin the middle of the pot holder to the middle of the dish towel, right sides together.
  3. Sew straight down the middle 

Sewing on the Button:
  1. For the button you want to fold your pot holder in half and bring the loop over the front, mark the middle of the loop.  
  2. Take your button and hand sew it on the marked dot.  
  3. Your finished!  You can add whatever embellishments you want...I'm thinking monograms, more buttons, ribbon...etc.  

Now you have a cute little gift for someone or to keep for yourself...I won't judge ;)

Merry Christmas Everyone!



Saturday, December 21, 2013

Angel Heart Ceramics Giveaway Winner

And the winner of the cute little bird set is:


Thanks for participating everyone!  Check back for future giveaways and thanks for subscribing!  

I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas!  



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

GIVEAWAY!!!! Angel Heart Ceramics

Ya'll I have a surprise for you!!!  I have my very first giveaway!!  Thank you to Angel Heart Designs for sponsoring this!

Angel Heart Designs provides Cottage and Shabby Style Ceramics: Cupcake items, Holiday items and Home decor, Roses, Clocks, Tea Pots, and more even special orders.

And the giveaway is:

Vintage Birds Ceramic Wedding Cake Toppers in White

Elegant white little birds vintage design for your wedding cake and home decor.

Retail for $18

They measure across by about 3." high 1.5 " by 1.5" wide

7.6cm X 3.8cm

These are pored from a vintage mold, clean fire to bisque, then glaze again, with the color.

Beautiful...don't have to be used for a wedding could be decorative accents in your home, maybe in a plant...or whatever strikes you. 

So details details...How do you win these adorable birds??

1. You must be subscribed to my blog (should be a join button to the right)
2. Leave a comment below (any comment works)
3. I will notify the winner by December 20th!
Good Luck!!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thrifting finds

Ya'll I am obsessed with thrifting, seriously I would rather shop at the Goodwill than the mall. 

I mean where else can you get high quality super adorable clothes for less than $5????

Check out my recent purchases:

Forever 21 denim tunic top $3.25

Ann Taylor green sweater $3.25

Champion hot pink workout sweatshirt $3.25

Tommy Hilfiger sweater $3.25

"Grandma" glitzy sweater (sorry no brand) $3.25

New York & Co. Tunic Top $3.25

Another "Grandma" no brand sweater neon floral $3.25

All my items came to a little under $30...ya'll that's for 7 tops..did you get that 7!!  Seriously if I had bought all of these in their own stores, even on sale it would have been at least $70!

I would love to hear about your favorite thrifting finds...leave me a comment below!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My Adorable Teacher Sign: CraftsNAt Review

Oh my goodness ya'll, is this not the cutest teacher sign you have ever seen or what?

Invite students and visitors into your classroom or office with this beautiful personalized sign!

This sign is made of burlap ribbon and fabric flowers. Any name or words can be painted onto the signs. Signs in photo measures 16" x 8". (Other sizes available.)

Chevron, polka-dot, and plain burlap available. She works with you to design your own custom sign from the colors, ribbon, flowers, and name. You're sure to end up with something you can't wait to show off!

I am absolutely in love with mine, and with my big girl teaching job coming up I can't wait to have it on my door!

To design your own go to CraftsNAt on etsy!

These signs can also be customized for holidays, kid's rooms, etc!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cutest little Lilly necklace: Kellembell Review

Preppy...Lilly...Adorable...These three words perfectly describe Kellembell.  This cute little store sells customized jewelry featuring Lilly Pulitzer fabric.

I had the chance to review one of their adorable necklaces:

Custom Lilly Pulitzer Sailor Patch Fabric Covered Button Necklace:

For this necklace, YOU choose which fabrics you want! There are five buttons on the necklace, so when you order, pick any five fabrics that you would like.

The fabric buttons are 1 1/8" wide.

These necklaces are hung on a chain with a lobster clasp. The fabric buttons sit in a beautiful lace-edged bezel. You can choose between silver and gold...I got the gold one. 

The total length of the necklace is 18", but can be adjusted to a shorter length.

 Seriously how adorable is this necklace???  I have been wearing it absolutely nonstop!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My FREE Taylor Swift Concert!!

So ya'll I love Taylor Swift...I have been a fan of hers since the beginning.  I know all her songs and I have every single one of her CDs.

So I was absolutely floored when I got to go to her Red Tour concert FREE!!

How did this happen you ask, well I won them on the radio.

I have never won anything on the radio before but that morning on the way to work 104.1 WTQR just happened to be giving away Taylor tickets to the 10th caller....which just ended up to me ME!!!

Guys these were pit tickets I was so close to her I could have touched her!!!  These were the best seats I had ever had at a concert!!

This was such an amazing experience and I just wanted to share my super luckiness with you all!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tie On Towel: Messy Messy Me Review

I don't know about you guys but I always like to have a towel over my oven rack to dry my hands, veggies, etc. on with ease.  The only issue is that without fail it will fall off at least once a day....I have found a solution!

Introducing Messy Messy Me's Tie on towels!  

This is the cutest little shop offering lots of practical handmade and vintage items that help clean up, get organized, or just make things pretty.  A lot of the products are made with re-purposed vintage fabrics and trims to make a one of a kind, originally designed item...which I love!

I got to review an adorable tie on towel featuring teacups and blue gingham!

I am such a sucker for pretty matter what is inside it makes it feel so much fancier!

 Please ignore my messy oven and just look at how cute that is!

 Never to fall off again! 

This is absolutely adorable, brightens up my kitchen, solves a problem, and is totally functional!  Seriously do yourself a favor and check out Messy Messy Me!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Pink House Press Review

I am a Carolina Girl through and through.  I love representing my state and anything to do with NC I am all over it.  I discovered these adorable koozies on The Pink House Press shop on etsy.   

"Perfect for fans of the great state of North Carolina and James Taylor alike, this custom-designed koozie is inspired by the classic "Carolina in My Mind." Great as a gift for UNC grads and those pining for the land of the pine from a distance."

Fits normal 12 oz. cans and bottles. Printed on both sides.

I am absolutely in LOVE!  The print is adorable the color is pretty and I now own the cutest koozie ever!

Check out the discount:
Buy 4 and I'll send a 5th FREE (includes combining different koozies, they have them in different colors and an SC one)!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Nautical Bracelets: WhatKnotShop Review

I had the chance to review two bracelets from WhatKnotShop on etsy. 

I have really been loving nautical style bracelets for a while, I was super excited to try these out!!

I got one in a light tan and one in yellow. 

 The light tan is made with a softer lay cord so it is less stiff. 

These bracelets are adjustable, super comfortable and cute!

They would be perfect to complete your arm candy look or to just wear alone.

I LOVE the feel of these bracelets and have been wearing the light tan one non-stop!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Simmental Donation Item: The Big Red Barn Review

Livestock lovers I have found THE store for livestock related home decor items...The Big Red Barn!

This shop has clocks, tiles, custom livestock awards and more!

Now I am a Simmental girl and a junior advisor to the NC Junior Simmental Association.  We have an Annual Meeting with the adult members of the Association in September where we have an auction to raise money for the members.

This store donated an item to be auctioned off to raise money for the juniors.  This year is an important year to raise money as many of the juniors are planning on attending the Eastern Regional in the summer of 2014, so fundraising is so very very important. 

Check out this beautiful piece that The Big Red Barn donated:

Pictures do not do it justice this piece is beautiful!!  It is a silver plate with barbed wire detailing along the edge and stars in the corners.  In the center there is a picture of three cows in a pasture.

The plate comes with a quality stand so that it can be easily displayed in a place of pride in your home.

All my Simmental readers get your money saved up to bid on this at the Annual Meeting!  Proceeds go to the Juniors!!!

Thanks to The Big Red Barn for their beautiful donation!!!


SugarMonogramming Review

Ya'll I have found the perfect combination...I mean seriously what could be better than North Carolina and monogramming all put together on one T-Shirt???

SugarMonogramming is where it is at!

I got to review one of their State Pride Monogrammed T-Shirts...check out the adorableness below:

Oh my goodness the cuteness is overflowing, I mean seriously I love state pride items and ya'll know I'm a monogramaholic so together this shirt is absolute perfection!

SugarMonogramming is a mother daughter team store.  The name "sugar" came from a nickname of her daughter and great-grandmother.  They use this store to showcase their creativity and create custom clothes and personalized pieces for all ages. 

They offer custom children's clothing, appliqued shirts, women's monogrammed items, home accent items, baby gift sets and lots they say basically if it's not moving we can monogram it (a store after my own heart)

"EVERYTHING looks better with a monogram!"

This store is the cutest thing ever and the quality is unbelievable! 

Like them on Facebook!


To Gild the Lilly Review

I discovered To Gild the Lily on etsy and absolutely fell in love with all the adorable phone case options...and guess what ya'll they are MONOGRAMMED!!

Choose from hundreds of unique iPhone case designs. Customize your iPhone with your monogram. With cases for iPhone 4/4s and 5. Monogrammed iPhone 5 cases and personalized iPhone cases will make your iPhone uniquely yours.

Monogrammed cases to fit: iPhone 4/4s/5, iPod Touch 4/5, iPad 2/3/4, Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch.

Cases are hand decorated right here in the USA. So No long shipping times!!

I got to review one of the most adorable cases I have ever seen:

Iphone 4 case - Personalized Monogram Tiffany blue animal print cross - Religious iphone 4s cover, plastic or rubber (9980)

I have been using this case nonstop since I received it and have gotten compliments on it everywhere!  It is absolutely adorable and I have never seen one like it! 

BK Home Review

Disclaimer....Monograms are my obsession...but check these out they are soooo cute!

So ya'll already know I am obsessed with monograms...well I saw this store BK Home on etsy and just couldn't turn away.

They have an array of cute home decor items custom to fit you!

I had the chance to review two products from their store:

Vinyl Monogram decal

Vinyl monogram that will adhere to walls, doors, glass, plastic...just about everything!  These are adorable and can be used to pretty up any surface...I haven't used mine yet, I'm still deciding where to put it. 

Monogram On Canvas

Own a personalized piece of art! Made in ANY two colors on a 9 x 7 canvas.

Makes a great gift for friends, daughters, sisters, bridesmaids, hostesses, any woman!!

This would also be beautiful with a bride and groom's initials. It would make a great wedding accent item!

Both of these are adorable and SUPER high quality!!

Check out BK Home for perfect gift ideas!!!


Monday, August 5, 2013

Turnip Creations Review

Looking for absolutely adorable hair accessories?  Well check out Turnip me you won't want to look anywhere else!

Turnip Creations provides a wide array of the most adorable hair accessories I have seen anywhere!  They have hair ties in SO many adorable patterns, hair clips, headbands and other hair accessories. 

I had the chance to review some products from the store:

I opened up the package and was overwhelmed by the cuteness that was included.  I got around 40 hair ties in such cute patterns I was flipping out.  (look at those glitter, chevron and polka dot prints....can't even handle it)

I also got to review 4 of the cutest headbands.  They are made out of the same material of the hair ties but they have these flower details on the top that take a bad hair day and make it absolutely adorable...people will think you really tried on your hair. 

The quality on these products is AMAZING!!!  They withstand use after use and don't get all gross and stretched out.

This store is the cutest thing ever and the owner is so sweet they even offered a deal to my lovely readers:

Use coupon code BLOGGER25 and you will get 25% off your order!!!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Daniel David Designs Review

I got to review two adorable items from Daniel David Designs on etsy.

This cute store offers lots of hand sewn items like keychains and camera strap covers...which are two things I got to review:

The keychain is so cute!  This is great to hold your keys on your wrist while walking or shopping and it is adorable!

The camera strap cover is my favorite!! I have actually been wanting one of these for a while and this is one of the cutest ones I have seen!  I love the pattern and the flower detail!  The strap also has a little pocket on one side where you can put your lens cap or anything else that needs storing.  The cover makes the strap so cute and more comfortable on your neck!  Now my camera is styling!

Check out Daniel David Designs!

NC Pillow: Painted Butterfly Review

I discovered The Painted Butterfly on etsy and was impressed by the artwork presented in the shop.  The artist Holly paints handcrafted artwork made from upcycled materials.  Some of the things offered include custom pet portraits and state artwork.

I got to review a state artwork item...a NC State Pillow!!! 

The pillow is handpainted and features things and places found in North Carolina like: turkeys, Winston Salem, Greensboro, Cape Hatteras, Wilmington, a cardinal, dogwood flower, etc.

I love the look of this pillow and the creative feel.  Ya'll ought to know by now that I love anything that has to do with North Carolina and this pillow is ABSOLUTELY perfect!!!

Check out The Painted Butterfly, Holly is an amazing artist!!!