Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lowes Giveaway at French Country Cottage

Courtney at French Country Cottage is sponsoring a giveaway and the winner will receive a $100 gift card from Lowes.  How exciting!!  Visit French Country Cottage and see the fabulous makeover of Courtney's office and you will be inspired to add some beauty to a room of your own.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cake Bunting

I think cake bunting is just the most adorable idea and after seeing so many cute ideas of Pinterest, I decided to try it myself.  This is a strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting cake I made to take to Cathy, a dear friend's house for a ladies' get-together.  I just used scrapbook paper and cut out the little pendants and glued them to a waxed string and tied the string to bamboo skewers.  This is definitely something I will be making again in the future.  What a sweet way to add something to an otherwise ordinary decorated cake. 

We had such gorgeous light from the sunshine streaming into her dining area that the picture is a little hazy, but look what a beautiful scene of her table and dining area of her gorgeous house.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Cottage in the Oaks Giveaway

Don't you just love this petite chalkboard?  I can just see it on my kitchen counter to post the dinner menu or just a little note to my family.  
Would you like a chance to win one?  If so, head over to French Country Cottage and enter to win a chalkboard just like this from Cottage in the Oaks
 And Courtney at French Country Cottage has a code for a 20% discount at Cottage in the Oaks. 
 So hurry over today!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Little Happies

Don't you just love a day when a few little happies come your way?
Some you make for yourself....
 Crackers and garlic & herb cheese.
 A little extra fresh lemon and lime added to my citrus soda.

And some come unexpectantly.....
Just look what I found in my mailbox early this afternoon!
 Don't you just love when you receive an envelope from a company and your name and address is HAND WRITTEN?  Something about that makes me feel so special.
 Samples of linen that I requested just a few days ago from Rough Linen and the request had actually slipped my mind.

Don't those colors and textures just make you swoon?!  Sigh....

Make you sure you go to the Rough Linen site and watch the videos and also go to Tricia's blog -
 Cabin on the Water.  Tricia is also on Facebook and Pinterest!  And you can also request your own fabric samples and receive a happy for yourself!

Easter 2012

Even though I am running a little late, I wanted to share some Easter decorations around our cottage.  I loved the natural feel that I was able to accomplish this year.

These are some eggs I made.  The were all made from plastic eggs.  The moss ones were made by putting hot glue on the eggs and applying spanish moss that I purchased.  The eggs covered in book pages were decoupaged from old books that I purchased from the book sale table at our local library.

A carrot cake cupcake.  No, I am afraid it is not home-made.  During Easter I was only 4 weeks into recovery from a major surgery and Easter was a little laid back this year.  I was able to put together a nice family dinner for us with my husband's help.  We had the traditional ham with delicious sides.  I was just not able to do the baking that I always love to do.  However, everything was wonderful.

 And oh, these eggs came from our 4 hens!  I blew them out and arranged them in this glass vase with a couple of white feathers.