Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Hey peeps.  Can you tell I'm excited??  Melissa at Handwork Chronicles was having a 1 year anniversary giveaway, and I won one of the prizes.  She was celebrating the first year anniversary of  her Etsy shop Paper and Present.

Just look at some of what I get to choose from.

Mini hand-stained clothespins, 25 teal green  Mini hand stained clothespins
Washi tape, solid CHARTREUSE  Washi Tape
45-yard assortment of Twinery cotton baker's twine  Bakers Twine

Also bags, boxes, tissue paper, tags, ribbon, doilies, stickers, {takes breath} envelopes, twist ties, etc., etc., etc.  There are polka dots, chevron, stripes, and graph patterns. And it all comes in any color you can imagine.  By the way, the twine is on sale this week.

If you have never visited this Etsy shop, I highly recommend going and seeing all the "purty thangs" she has to offer.  And if you want to read Melissa's post announcing the winners, go to Handwork Chronicles.

Now come's the hard part, choosing.  I'm sooo HAPPY!!

Til next time, have fun!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I'm a Pinhead. How About You?

Hey everyone.  This has been a lazy dazy week.  The temperature has finally reached the 90's.  School's out.  Grandkids underfoot.  Don't wanna go out the door.  Don't wanna clean house.  Don't wanna cook either.  Like I said lazy dazy! 

Remember the old commercial - Calgon, take me away.  Well, these days it's Pinterest take me away!  I'm hooked.  Guess you could call me a Pinhead :)   I'm not the only one though.  At least I don't think I am.  There are plenty of others out there feeding my addiction.  What about you?  Do you go there and spend more time than you should?  Comeon, admit it.  You know you do!  We all do.  But at least we are all in the  same boat rowing together.

Here is a sample of my Boards.  Feel free to follow any (or all) of them.  Feed that addiction!!!

What Ya Got Cookin?                                   Printables

Let's Get Crockin                                          Font Font Who's Got The Font

Party On Dude                                              Clean Freak

Paint Chips                                                   Outdoors

Organization                                                 Things I Made

If you are interested in following all my pins, my pinterest address is http://pinterest.com/jgbaswell/.  I have loads of purty thangs pinned there.  So go and visit awhile...or longer.  I won't tell.  Pinky promise.

Till next time, have fun!


Monday, May 21, 2012

Ladybug! Ladybug! Fat, Little Ladybug!

You ever have one of those days that things come in threes?  Well, today was one of those days for me.  I'm not gonna tell you what it was that happened three times.....yet.  First, let me show you what I created today.  I decided to try something different.  See if you can guess what I made these from.

Ain't she purty!!

And so happy looking.

This one is without antennas.  Not sure if I like it antennaless, after seeing the first one.

If you're wondering, I have them placed between my bearded iris's.  They don't have any blooms yet, so it looks sort of like a jungle.

Have you guessed yet what they are made of?  If I didn't know already, I would have guessed a small ball of some sort.

But no.....

Not a ball.......

It's a lightbulb, silly!

So of course my three things in a row was light bulbs blowing.  Instead of just throwing them away, I pondered a way to recycle them.  The decoration in my flower garden was just bonus!  You can bet that I will be on the lookout for more blown bulbs!

I like the blue one best even though the red is more natural.  What do you think?  Can you think of other insect/bug/creatures that can be painted on a lightbulb?  I would love to hear your ideas.

Til next time, have fun!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Leelou Blogs Giveback Giveaway

Happy almost Mother's Day to yall!  I wanted to let you know about a website that is having a Giveback Giveaway this week.  Julie (great name, by the way) of Leeloublogs is celebrating 10,000 followers and wanted to give back to the blog community.  Each day from May 7 through 11, there will be different giveaways and freebies.  I don't know about you, but I just luvvv freebies.

Monday started off with an iPad 3.  How cool is that? The freebies consisted of 4 blog backgrounds that match this months computer desktop wallpaper. Click here to check them, and the rest of the backgrounds out.

Tuesday's freebie is 7 free mobile device backgrounds. One matches this month's computer desktop and there are 6 more that you can set as your smart phone, iPad, Nook...any mobile device background. Click here to see them close up and save them to your mobile device.  Julie (did I mention I like that name) is giving away a 20"x40" poster with 50-400 of your favorite pictures from Printstagram.

It's not too late to get in on these giveaways and freebies, plus the ones to come.  Just head on over to Leeloublogs to enter.  See you there!

Til next time, have fun!