Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shabby Apple Giveaway Winner

Thank you everyone who entered my Shabby Apple dress Giveaway.
I have to admit I'm a little bit jealous of the winner.  I think all of Shabby Apple's dresses are adorable.  Right now I'm favoring their Set Sail line. It's very summery and nautical....which If you haven't noticed I'm a huge fan of.


So without further delay,
the Winner of the Shabby Apple dress is....
Lucky #9

Shannon
From the Blog:

Congratulations Shannon!




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Sunday, February 26, 2012

DIY Mini Terrariums & Green Houses


Hello
Are you all enjoying your weekend?
First I just want to say Thank you to Vila do Artesao for featuring my Driftwood mirror, the one pictured above.
The post is all in Spanish but I'm guessing it's kinda a big deal since it has brought many viewers over to my blog.
Gracias!

So last weekend we went to a local Flea Market.
It was a lot of fun.  I'm actually signing up to have my own booth at the next one.
For anyone local, that will be @ Idaho Expo March 24-25
So come check it out!
I'll be sure to blog more about it soon.

While I was at the Flea Market I picked up this cool
Boat Light.
It was a steal at $7
I even love the red paint marks on the top.


One day I will have Jake hang it up for me, probably above my kitchen sink.
But for now I thought I'd turn it into a little plant terrarium, or I guess it's more like a little green house.


You may remember I had already made this 
terrarium below using a large jar. 
They are so simple to make, just place rocks, dirt and a plant into a jar. You could even add moss and little decorative objects if you'd like. They are also great for teaching kids about growing.


I have them both group together with a bunch of other bottle on top of my shelf in my living room.


On my kitchen window sill I have planted some herb seeds into little tea cups. And then to protect them and help them to grow I placed wine glasses on top that act as green house's.






As you can see,  it's working.  I have some cute little starter plants growing.

I found these grass haired monsters for the kids.
They have been a lot of fun.  You first soak the heads in water and then within weeks the grass hair starts to grow.  You can even style the grass hair into pigtails or mohawks.
My boy's are really enjoying taking care of them and watering them often.


I think I will get started on my vegetable seeds for my garden soon.
Have you already started on yours?

Also it's not too late to enter my Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway If you haven't already. 
 I will be drawing the Winner on Wednesday.

Thanks for stopping by,
Emily



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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway!!

What better way to celebrate Springtime than with a new dress!
Shabby Apple would like to offer one of the readers of this blog a chance to win a  fresh-picked Shabby Apple dress!

Are you all already familiar with Shabby Apple?
If not then it's time to get acquainted.
Shabby Apple is an online dress boutique that sells women's dresses, skirts, blouses, little girl's dresses, maternity dresses, jewelry & accessories, swimsuites and more. 
Shabby Apple 's dresses are made to flatter all body types. But what I loved most is that they have ginger-friendly colors and patterns designed for carrot tops like myself.

I have so many favorites, but the dress I picked out to giveaway is this one here called,
Da Vinci

I love it because it looks so soft and simple.  It's one part sweatshirt, one part puff-sleeved perfection.
It looks easy-wearing and informal with it's drop waist, A-line skirt and kangaroo pockets. Pack it for your next weekend getaway or make it a part of your everyday routine.


(this dress fits generously, so they suggest you order one size smaller than you would from another retailer.)

Ok, so how do you win?

First, to enter to win the Da Vinci dress, follow these rules:

1. Winners must have a U.S. address.

2.  "Like" Shabby Apple on Facebook, then come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me you did so.

3. Go to Shabby Apple's website then come back and leave a second comment below letting me know what your favorite item is.

For a 3rd, 4th or 5th chance to enter, you can Tweet, facebook, or share this giveaway on your blog  just leave a separate comment for each one.
Each comment will act as an entry.
 I will draw a winner on
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

If you would like, you can also follow my Facebook page to keep informed on this giveaway and other Wicker House happenings.

Good Luck!
Thanks for  stopping by!
Emily






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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines Table Set for 2


Did you all have a Happy Valentines?
I sure did, but not to rub it in to anyone who did not.
Trust me I have had my share of lame valentines day, so I completely understand that not every one enjoys it.
But I can say I have had a Great one ever since I met my Jake.



I woke up yesterday to a trail of paper hearts that ran though out the whole house and at the end was a heart shaped box of chocolate, a little red monkey and a M&M candy fan.  I Love my 3 boys so very much.
I then helped out at Liam's school Valentines party and can I just say, I think Kindergartners are the cutest kids ever!!!  and boy they sure talk a lot.
And then I came home and set the table so that Jake and I could have a special dinner together.
I first brought in my red and white table runner that I won from Robin at Happy at home.  The white lantern is from Home Goods.
And the Heart shaped slate coasters are from Sam at The Nest, which I also won.  I sure love a good giveaway....  which I will be having one of my own soon, so stay tuned.


By the way you can also purchase these coasters at


Jake and I dined on stake and potatoes and then ice cream sundaes for dessert.
It was all Delish!


Thanks for stopping by,
XOXO
Emily


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Monday, February 6, 2012

Freshening up the Living Room


 A little while ago, while my husband, Jake was in Las Vegas for his annual guys weekend, I decided to "Girlify" our living room.
It wasn't really intentional,  It just sort of happened on it's own.  I first brought in some of Jake's Grandpas paintings and then decided to play up on the color a bit.  Yes, I said Color.  It's a new thing for me.
And because my Jake is such a good sport and so supportive, he told me it looked nice.  I'm sure he also knows that it will be switched around again in a month or two.


What is so funny is that my last post was all about dark and masculine rooms.  I was totally inspired by them and wanted to bring that into my home,  and here I have done the Complete Opposite.
My Room is now Bright Colorful and kinda Girly!


 It sure is nice to come in from the gloomy outdoors to a bright, sunny, happy room.
It feels like a early Spring pre-view.





 Hello Abby!






I've also freshened up my shelves.
I brought in some bottles, twigs and butterflies.





I found this white wire basket at the thrift store recently.  I had planed to spray paint it silver,  but then decided I liked it white for now.  It's Perfect for holding all of my many decorating magazines.



 Linking up to this Refreshing Party today over at Jennifer Rizzo.  Come see her beautiful living room as well as many others.  Just click on the pictures to stop by.


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