Friday, November 19, 2010

faded plains...and the PB giveaway winner!!

One of my very favorite friends is having a giveaway this week!

Andrea, from Faded Plains

One lucky reader is going to take home a soft & cozy scarf made with lots of love by Miss Faded Plains herself! Isn't that the best gift keep a friend warm on the coldest of winter days??

This year, she is making her Christmas a 'handmade christmas'....and she has inspired me to do the same! By the time I was done talking to her the other day, she had inspired plans for me to make my sisters-in-law gifts this year. Isn't that a fantastic idea? It really brings you back to the spirit of giving, and I know they are going to love something handmade so much more than anything else I could buy them.

But, I know not all of us are crafty, or we just simply don't have the time to make the things we love so I am going to mention this, too. Shhhhh....I didn't tell Andrea I was going to pass this on to you guys...but she has an Etsy shop AND a website that is worth telling the world about! If you, or someone you love, LOVES just have to see her shops. They are AMAZING!!

So, if you have not done it yet...pop over to Andrea's blog...get your name in her giveaway and take a little peek at her Etsy shop and website while you are there!

Oh, and I am sure everyone is wondering who the lucky winner of the $50 Pottery Barn giftcard giveaway was. So, without further adieu...


Email me, Denise! And get out your Pottery Barn catalog and start circling things!

THANK YOU to everyone that entered! 840 comments...I seriously could not believe it! I wish I had a giftcard to give to each and every one of you! Thank you for taking time out of your life to visit my little blog even when I am not having a giveaway and I am rambling on about daily life! It means so have no idea!

Happy Weekend, everyone!


  1. Congrats Denise!! I am so happy that she won!

  2. ~*~*~*Congrats to the lucky winner!! And I LOVE Andreas blog too!! I have purchased her items from her etsy shop and LOVE them!!! Hugs,Rachel~*~*~*

  3. Andrea is the bees her home and she can just about make anything i am certain! Hope you have a good weekend, and when o when are you going to open up your etsy store? I am awiting anxiously! xo

  4. Congratulations to the winner... lucky girl... have fun shopping!
    LOVE Andrea's blog and Etsy shop, too!
    Have a great weekend and a happy Thanksgiving coming up, Mary!
    Jo :)

  5. Congrats to Denise! You lucky thang you!!

    Oh, and isnt Andrea just the sweetest ever?! Love her shops!! I have her towels and love them to pieces :)

  6. I am a big fan of Andrea and Faded Plains! She does have wonderful things in her shop. Congrats to Denise and have fun shopping.
    xo, Sherry

  7. Congrats to Denise!!! That is super!

  8. This is my first visit...I love PB!! Congrats to your winner!

  9. Andrea is fabulous!!!
    I'm so glad Denise won, she is the sweetest. Holly Molly, 840 comments!! WOW!
    Have a great weekend Mary!

  10. Congrats to Denise! From Denise

  11. Congrats Denise!! Andrea is so creative and so nice.. I enjoy her blog a lot~
    Lara xx

  12. Congratulations to Denise! Enjoy your PB GC! :)

  13. Wow! What a turn-out! Congratulations, Denise!

    Ooh....Faded Prairie is having a!

    Happy weekend, Mary!

    : )

    Julie M.

  14. Mary,
    Have a great Thanksgiving- Had a few moments this morning and wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog!! Great work!! Excited for your Etsy store

  15. Congratulations Denise!!!!!

    Thanks for the heads up on the Faded Plains giveaway.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Congrats to Denise! Happy Sunday!

  17. Congrats to Denise! She's going to have a very Merry Christmas for sure! lol! And I'm so glad that you posted about my sweet friend, Andrea! Luv that girl!!!! She's just as beautiful - inside and out - as the items she makes. :)

    xoxo laurie

  18. Congrats! Great time to shop~Cheers Kim

  19. Ah...W.T. you make me blush...your the best. Oh...and thanks for the heads up on the Pioneer Woman's episode...I watch it last night.


  20. Gorgeous blog!
    Im your newest follower (purehunnybee)
    Happy to meet you...

    Deborah :)

  21. NO WAY!!!!!!! I can't believe I won!!! :D Mary, I'm trying to find your email on here, but I am not seeing it-
    I am so excited, thanks so much for the giveaway!
    I love your blog (and not just cuz I won!) ;) Happy Thanksgiving to you.
    Looking forward to connecting with you.

  22. ...and here's my email as well, sorry- I wish I could find yours...

  23. I am planning a homemade Christmas too:) Should be fun!! Andrea's blog is beautiful, as is yours lovely lady. Cannot wait to see what you create for Xmas gifts, I have no doubt they will be fabulous!! Hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs ~ Tina x

  24. I am planning some homemade gifts this year too. I always do MY Favorites of the year for my sisters and it is such fun. I don't do it as extravagant as Oprah but it is usually a good haul :) Have a great Thanksgiving. How's your mom? I am still praying for her. xoxo

  25. Hey Mary! Happy Thanksgiving to you too and Congrats Pink Postcard gal - what a genius name for a blog! Off to see what Faded Plains has got! Thanks for the link!