Sunday, January 24, 2010

And the winner is...

Our sweet Rosanna has won! I have admired Rosanna's exquisite work and impeccable style ever since I started this "miniature" journey. Her miniature handiwork is perfection and I am honored to say that some of her pieces reside at The Little Pink House. They are my most treasured mini items! So, are you wondering what Rosanna has won?The 1:1 item is a vintage apron with hand-stitched smocking that I found at my favorite little antique store, The Red Door. I love smocking-- it reminds me of the dresses I had as a child!
The 1:12 item is a little beach bag that I made. I'm a little shy about sending it to Rosanna, because she has made some straw baskets that are absolutely divine. I'm still quite a newbie as far as actually making things. I'm very good a buying things. :)
This is a close-up of the hand-stitched smocking-- isn't it fun?! Rosanna, please send me your mailing info, as I have lost it. I'm so excited that your name was chosen and that these gifts will be making their way to you in Italy!


Sunday, January 17, 2010

My First Giveaway!!!

As a little thank you for reading this little blog, and to celebrate reaching 50 followers, I'm going to have a giveaway! Here's what you need to do:
1. Be a follower, or become one.
2. Leave a comment on this post by Friday, 1/22/10. Please include contact info if you don't have a link.

This is what you'll receive:
1. A 1:12 surprise!
2. A 1:1 surprise!
Meg and I will choose a name, and I will send that person a fabulous, fun little package! I'm keeping it a surprise, but if you've seen my blog and my style and like it-- well, you will like the surprise I have planned! How easy is that?! Oh, and don't worry about where you live-- I'll ship to anywhere you live!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fifty Followers!!!

Ahhhh! My fiftieth follower just signed on today!!! Last May when I first started this little blog, I never dreamed I'd have 50 followers-- and you are from all over the world too! I love this little blog world, and I appreciate all of you. You all inspire me to no end and I love it!

So, what do you think-- is a giveaway in order? Stay tuned for more details!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year, Sweet Friends!

2010... can you believe it?! 2009 was the best year ever, for me. I started "a thing" where I choose a "word for the year", a mantra of sorts. My word for 2009 was "possibility", and it proved to be a very powerful word-- everything fell into place in my life as I believed in the possibility of it. I decided to buy my first home-- something that felt so impossible in the past. Everyday I look around here, and am sincerely thankful for my cozy little nest.

Just before the year ended, I received a job offer from a former colleague. He asked me to write out my "dream job" on paper. He e-mailed me his formal offer... and it met every item on my list. Needless to say, I humbly accepted the offer. I told him that he's my Jerry Maguire, and that I'd read his memo and carry his goldfish. (I know, a bit dramatic-- but hey, it's true!) His therapy company has a positive, fresh energy. They value and respect their employees. I can't even put into words how important that is, and how much that means to me. Oh- and the pay... let's just say... I'm smiling.

2009 was definitely a year of possibility, and for incredible blessings. A year ago, I hadn't even imagined the possibility of starting a blog-- and now look! I have this silly little blog where I can blabber about my interests and hobbies. The biggest blogging bonus? I have made wonderful, kind "blog friends" from all over the world! So many of you are such an inspiration to me, and I can't thank you enough.

Okay, so you may be wondering what my new word for 2010 is... drum roll, please....


I think that this word can encompass so many parts of my life: job transition, finances, health & well being, gardening, etc. Although the word "possibility" holds a special place in my heart-- and I will continue to embrace it-- I'm very excited about this new word and how I will incorporate it into my life throughout this year.

I know this post has been longer-- and more personal-- than my usual posts. Thank you so much for tuning in and following me on my little blabbering blog journey. May 2010 bring you much happiness, good health, and many blessings!