Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wordless Wednesday~Picasso?

Eli decided that Mamaw needs a little decorating help.....

Some artwork, perhaps.....

Original artwork....

In the form of a mural.....

Guess I can't argue with my little Picasso.  *Sigh*

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Who is the Winner of my CSN/Belated Birthday Giveaway??????

That is the question!

And below you'll find the answer......

Comment #26:

Trish said...

here's me leaving a second comment just in case...LOL
  (for following on FB AND Twitter!)

Congratulations, my friend!  Enjoy!

Thanks to all of you who played along, and of course, a huge THANK YOU to CSN Stores for sponsering this giveaway.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Eight More Hours.......Have YOU Entered to Win????

Shop CSN at http://www.csnstores.com/!

Only 8 hours left in my Belated Birthday/CSN Gift Certificate Giveaway

Have you entered to win
60 bucks to spend
at CSN???

Yes, I am a poet.  hee hee

8 more hours....

What are you waiting for ?!?!?!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Belated Birthday Celebration.....and Thanks to CSN......YOU get the gift!!!

Pfaltzgraff Rio 16 Piece Dinnerware Set

What if I told you that you could receive a gift for MY birthday??  Would you be excited?  I'm talking about a really nice gift.   A gift that YOU get to choose.....   You might choose from a selection of dinnerware sets like the one pictured above.  OR.... you might decide to upgrade to something like this.....

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Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet Salmon 20 Piece Set - Dinnerware
OR you might decide to choose something entirely different.  It's totally up to you.....

I had planned to celebrate my birthday by kicking off a CSN.com giveaway.   As you probably know, my mom had some surprising heart problems in late July.  She had heart surgery on August 3rd.....my birthday.  Thankfully it went well and she was able to go home from the hospital late yesterday afternoon.  Whew!

So, now I've posting about my belated birthday/CSN.com gift certificate giveaway.  Better late than never, right??

I have worked with CSN.com in the past.  They are AwEsOmE!  Nearly anything you can imagine, you can find in one of CSN.com's 200 + internet stores.  I have my amazing knives from the cookware store and my son has a super soft Spongebob blanket from CSN Baby.  That's just a small example of the wide range of products available through CSN.com.

About my belated birthday CSN giveaway.....

Up for grabs is a $60 gift certificate!  The winner will have $60.00 to spend on any of CSN's store websites.  (**Hint.....they frequently offer free shipping on various items...that will make your $60.00 'gift' completely free!)   The winner can purchase an item with a total of $60.00 or less, OR they can choose to put the gift certificate towards a larger purchase.  Like those b-e-a-utiful dishes above----$99.95 with free shipping???  Hello! 

The rules.....

1. Visit any one of the CSN.com store sites and comment about your favorite. (1 entry)
2.  Follow my blog via Blogger Followers-leave comment. (1 entry)
3.  Follow my blog via Facebook Networked Blogs-leave comment. (1 entry)
4.  Follow me on Twitter (LisalynSchaffer) and tweet my giveaway (please!)--leave comment. (1 entry)
4. Blog about the birthday celebration/giveaway on a personal website-leave comment w/link. (1 entry)

*Winner must be 18 years of age. 
Giveaway begins at 9:00 am CST, August 13, 2010 and ends at 8:00 pm CST, August 23, 2010. 
Winner will be announced by 12:00 noon, August 24, 2010.
Prize (gift certificate code) to be provided by CSN.com.
Potential for 5 entries in this giveaway per participant.


Happy Belated Birthday to me.....
Good Luck to you!

Don't forget to spread the word....

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Little Black Dress, Anyone?? Shabby Apple Boutique Review.....

What if you got a new job or started a new school and discovered that you could only wear black?  Can you imagine?

This is exactly what my daughter faces each day.  She goes to a school that requires all students to wear black each day.  Not only must they wear black, but they also must be stylish.  Plain black pants and an ordinary black t-shirt simply will not do.  As you can imagine, my daughter is always searching for something stylish, cute, comfortable, and black.

Several weeks ago, one of the ladies at Shabby Apple contacted me and asked if I would write a review about their company.  She offered a selection of dresses from which I could choose to include in my review.  When I saw the dress called Midnight Garden, I knew I had to choose it for my girl. 

It was perfect!  (It's pictured at the beginning of this post.)  Very cute, so stylish, and black.

I decided to make it a surprise for her, since I had no idea how long it may take to arrive.  Well Shabby Apple was amazingly quick.  So quick that, when the package arrived, I was wracking my brain to remember what could be inside!  I couldn't remember ordering anything and the little black dress never crossed my mind.  It was too soon! 

When I opened the package, the dress was nicely packaged and wrapped in tissue paper.  Apple green tissue paper....  It was striking.  I wish I had taken photos, but well, I didn't.  (Sorry!)

I especially wish I had taken a photo of the Shabby Apple tag.  The tag was lovely.  It had that shabby chic look that oozes from the website and blog.  (Yes, they even have a blog!)  The tag details Shabby Apple's commitment to helping women worldwide, a program that extends small loans to women in the lowest economic status group.  These small loans enable the women to become self-sufficient.  Each tag tells a woman's personal story, with details on how her loan enabled her to become successful.  How awesome is that?!?
You can read some of these stories by clicking the 'helping women' link above.

Let me tell you a little more about Shabby Apple.  Shabby Apple is an online boutique that sells dresses; all types of dresses for all types of women.  They also sell accessories and other women's apparel items.  However, dresses are what they do best.

The dress I received was beautiful.  The fabric is a soft stretch polyester/rayon blended with spandex.  It is silky and flowing.  The empire bodice has nice detail with pintucks and a fabric flower at the neck.  It fits my girl nicely and the skirt has swing.  She had only two complaints:  1. The longish sleeves are just too warm for this muggy Memphis summer.  2.  The fabric is a little thin for her taste.  However, it looks positively adorable with black leggings and ballet flats!  (One problem solved....can't do much about the heat, unfortunately!) 

I wish I had a photo.  Truth be told, I've been holding off on this post so I could add a photo of my girl in this dress with the leggings and ballet flats.  It is so cute! But, my mother-in-law was ill and hospitalized for a short while, directly followed by my mother's surprise heart trouble and triple bypass.  For those of you wondering, she is making good progress, but still has a way to go.  Prayers greatly appreciated!

(Never a dull moment!)

Even though the weather remains crazy hot, this dress is in my girl's regular rotation.  She's worn it several times and it looks just as great now, after several washings. Even the fabric flower.  She's looking forward to cooler weather (aren't we all??) so she can wear it more often. 

She's also made a wish list from the Shabby Apple website. 

Yikes!  I've created a monster!

*Thanks to www.shabbyapple.com for supplying information about their company, as well as a dress from their inventory.  I have not been compensated for this review post in any way, other than receiving the dress for review.  This review is my own opinion and  was not influenced by receipt of product.  To see full disclosure details, click the link in the upper right corner of my blog.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Change of Plans.....

I originally had plans for two separate posts today.  First I planned to post the winner of the Corioliss flat iron, then I planned to post another giveaway-this one from CSN.com. 

It worked out perfectly that I would announce my CSN giveaway today in honor of my 45th birthday.  Kinda cool, huh?

Instead, I am a few short hours from seeing my mother go through a triple bypass heart surgery.  Serious change of plans....

So, now that the cat is out of the bag, watch for an upcoming CSN giveaway.  (you're gonna love it!) 

Have a slice of cake today; any cake will do. 

It's okay.  Really!  Birthday cake is always allowed....

Say a prayer for my mother, if you're so inclined.  I deeply appreciate it!

Come on back for that giveaway now, ya hear?  And check on my mom, too.

I'll let y'all know how it goes.

Monday, August 2, 2010

And the Winner is...............

I have a winner!

The Corioliss Classic Pro Flat Iron from Misikko goes to........

(excuse the bad photo from Random.org screen shot!)

Comment 7-

Sheri said...
Comment about anything huh? well...let's see...
9:48 AM

Congratulations!  An awesomely beautiful package just like the one below will soon be on your doorstep, courtesy of the fine folks at Misikko.


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