not too shabby [7 years and a give-a-way]
so i got shabby apple's da vinci dress the other day and i could see it becoming a go to dress. it's super soft and i love the pocket front and the cutie pie sleeves. i think i've decided that gray is my replacement for black. i can't wear black since it shows every single pet hair [and tonka's drool - oh and yogurt. sticky little yogurt hands show up really well on black]. plus i love how almost every color goes with gray - and it looks more contemporary to me than colors + black. [watch 5 years from now i'll be singing black's praises, but until then i'm all about gray]. my slippers, by the way, came from seamingly possible
shabby apple in general has some really cute dresses. i especially like their vintage inspired ones... i'm kind of in love with this navy anchor's away dress - but it's totally impractical for me. also adorable is madison ave - but again - the mom in me just knows i'd never wear this now - maybe that's not the point, but.... i wish i had known about their site when i was pregnant because the mama apple stuff is pretty nice [and it would have been fun to wear a cute maternity dress!]. oh well. they have a facebook page where they announce sales/deals, etc. i was really happy, too, to know that they have a program where they share profits with Unitus - to help women worldwide. i like companies that are socially responsible [in any way that they can be]. if you are going to spend some money, why not also support good causes, right?
so yeah. i'm officially obsessed. shrinky dinks have stolen my heart. the little looks at my necklaces and says "mama - you made that? little paintings?". [of course my heart melts as she touches them and says that]. i made a bunch of necklaces that are on their way to various people. i feel like i can justify this new addiction if i'm making gifts at least.
do you know what i realized? i've been blogging for SEVEN YEARS. isn't that crazy? i mean that is a serious chunk of my life, no? i could get all teary eyed and talk about how and what has changed and and and and and....
but i won't. instead let's just say YAY. and say here's to the next 7 [if i can keep it up. if you've been with me since the beginning you know that i don't post like i used to]. and on that note let's give a couple of things away.
a rainbow pendant for you. because really how many do i need? i'm kind of thinking i need several more, but this one is for you [or you or you].
a doily decal. sorry - not the whole tree ring pictured above, but a decal. i probably even have a couple of them that you could choose from - different colors, different doilies...
leave a comment. tell me which one you want. if you've never commented before point me to your blog. if you are an old time pal - HELLO. if you only comment now and again - HELLO! tell me a joke. tell me why you come here. ask me a question you want me to answer.... just leave a comment.
i hope these are even things you might want. i want to give them away as a small token of thanks. thanks for being here. thanks for being part of my online community and life. thank you. i have this blog to thank for many of the good things that are in my life. and many many many good friends.
i'll pick winners [randomly of course] next monday the 20th.