Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy 5th Anniversary Sweetie

Sorry I'm a week late with this post, but we've been a bit busy (ahem)...moving sale, finding jobs, packing, updates...sleep? No sleep. Oh and an active 2 year old...who likes to go parkin' (slides, swings, etc.) every day. Phew. I'm tired just typing it.

H A P P Y ::: 5th ::: A N N I V E R S A R Y

Thank you for the great past five years - we've been through a lot together - and you've always found a way to make me laugh. You are my evil twin and I am your stunt double. I love finishing your sentences and know that you are thinking exactly what is in my head. Life is a journey and I'm so happy I have a partner like you. Our greatest creation together so far is our daughter - I'm so proud of the father you are and the best friend you continue to be. Looking forward to our adventure together as a family and as a couple...I wouldn't want to give it a go with anyone else but you (and our darling daughter)...I love you always and forever.

On that note, I put together a little styleboard of an outfit appropriate for a wonderful night out to celebrate our wedded bliss - it's easy on the eyes and also on the checkbook. The links below are where all the lovelies can be purchased (for those interested readers or for a hubby looking for ideas - wink, wink). There are a few options for jewelry just because I couldn't decide on just one - they are all so delish!

a) Anthropologie Bloemist Cardigan in Purple - $39.95 (sale)
b) Anthropologie Annular Dress in Black - $79.95 (sale)
c) Stella & Dot La Coco Brooch Necklace - Silver - $98.00 (can be worn 8 different ways!)
d) Stella & Dot Bloom Flower Ring - Black/Silver - $44.00
e) Stella & Dot Jenna Pearl & Ribbon Necklace - $44.00 (paired with the matching earrings in the photo)
f) Newport News Knot-Front Pump - $39.00 (sale) - either color are just fab!
g) Stella & Dot Kelly Necklace - Ivory Pearl - $89.00
h) NodtoModVintage Little Black Clutch Purse - vintage 60s - $30.00 (a steal!)

(images courtesy of Anthropologie, Stella & Dot, Newport News and NodtoModVintage on etsy)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Holy Niners...

So - it's 09-09-09...what will you be doing at 09:09:09? Take a picture! Buy a lottery ticket. Post something on your blog. Kiss a loved one. Say a prayer. Smile. Whatever you do, make it fun and document it. Maybe you're getting married tomorrow and a long, happy marriage is in your future (see point #4 below)...

Fun facts about 09-09-09 (insert weird X-Files music here...):

September 9th is the 252nd day of the year (2 + 5 +2) equals 9
• The day falls on a Wednesday and Wednesday & September have 9 letters each
09-09-09 is also the last of the single-digit dates for quite a while (92 years to be precise)
The Chinese meaning of the number nine is longevity

Whatever you may be doing tomorrow, no matter the time, may you have many blessings and enjoy the day!

It's in the BAG (giveaway)

Ahhh...back to school sales - the composition notebooks, the fun pencils, markers...and - the choice of the backpack. Well, I've stumbled upon what may be the best backpack site for fun choices yet - GROSGRAIN is hosting a giveaway for one of these little lovelies - check it out below!

Made by Rae Jackpack Backpack GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

My 2 year old daughter is SOOO into Mickey and the Beanstalk that this bag - the Jackpack - would be her present from the long awaited arrival of Santa - how great would that be?!

Once you're done checking out Kathleen's posts at Grosgrain, swing by Made by Rae and check out her crafting goodies.

(image courtesy of Grograin via Made by Rae)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Martha and George (x2) - sigh

Martha (Stewart) and two George (Washingtons), that is. Read on and then RUN, don't walk to your Big Lots store. Yes, you heard me correctly. Big Lots. For what, you ask? Well, two weeks ago I stumbled upon some very nice clearance items at our local Big Lots. MARTHA STEWART craft packages - all of her discontinued styles were nicely hung on two endcaps that literally called to me as we entered the store. What were we there for? I don't even remember I was so ecstatic after finding these...I think we were there for something to do with the moving sale or moving in general. It's all a blur after I found these...

But, I digress. I picked up a few of the awesome pink pom-pom kits that have been featured on blogs everywhere like here and here. And some really nice 'rainy day projects' making puppets and jewelry...some flower kits - you can never have too many of these. Prepackaged with the MS brand, makes for great last minute gifts for kids or hostess gifts.

And here's the stickler...all the kits are priced at only $2 each. Yup, you heard me right again. Two bucks a piece - two George Washingtons! Some are 90% off (oh the money you save!) Oh Martha...I've got my work cut out for me once we're settled at the new house...I will welcome winter and all the crafting I will be up to :) Check out this week's ad here. Like I said, RUN, don't walk - they won't last long at this price!!!

George and Martha were definitely made for each other this time around.

(photos courtesy of Martha Stewart)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Going, going, GONE Sale!

Online sale today and tomorrow!!! We are MOVING and having a 'Going, going, GONE SALE' at SupplyandDemand. All of our items posted online will be removed for our actual MOVING SALE this Thursday - Saturday. If you want an item now, please don't wait to purchase may not be here after the actual MOVING SALE. All items that do not sell in the MOVING SALE will be relisted in the shop or donated to our local library. We have some GREAT prices on fantastic books (some are up to 90% off) and all are lovingly cared for...we hate to part with them, but we don't want to move them (again) and would like them to find a nice, new home. Note to self, our shipping rates are VERY reasonable as well...start shopping!

Here's the summary of the sale:

::: SALE ::: - BOGO 1/2 off (buy one, get one half off) Offer is valid on paperback and hardcover BOOKS ONLY; excludes magazines and other merchandise. Discount is taken prior to shipping and handling charges on the book of lesser value and cannot be combined with any other offer. Discount will be refunded into the buyer's PayPal account. ENTER CODE - BOGO1/2 - IN NOTES TO SELLER AT CHECKOUT TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT.

*** Please note: All of my destash books are 'USED'; however, most books are in BRAND NEW 'CONDITION' as they come from a smoke-free, pet-free home and have been very lovingly cared for. Books in other condition (gently used, used, etc.) have been noted in their descriptions. ***