Friday, October 18, 2013

Fall Giveaway Winner

Happy Friday, my friends, I do hope you had a nice week and have some fun plans for the weekend.

Our Fall here in the Pacific Northwest is turning out to be on of the prettiest that I can remember.  I took a quick shot of our hill here at Little House, before I left to go south. 

The drive down I-5 was nothing short of spectacular and it seemed that the further south I went the more intense the colors were.  I so wish I could have taken some shots while I drove.

Before I get to the winner of the book, I want to share the package I received in a mug exchange that Stephanie, from The Enchanting Rose, organized.

This is the sweetest mug...Made in England and with a garden theme too, which thrills me.  It is from Sandra at the blog, Ravenhill Cottage which is as lovely as the package full of treats she sent.

Sandra tucked in some extra treats to go with the mug.  As you can see, she made sure I could try out the mug with some special tea (raspberry, yum).

And, something that I always appreciate, a hand made item that will definitely get a lot of use in my kitchen...a dish cloth!!

This journal will be put to use right away as I have been meaning to pick one up to keep track of menus and recipes that have turned out especially well.

Thank you Sandra for a package full of joy....I will treasure these things.  Also, a big thanks to Stephanie for hosting this fun exchange!

Now on to the winner of ,  Simple Sewing with Lola Nova.....

The winner is....Kimberly from the happy blog...Camp and Cottage Living.  Congratulations to you my friend.  Please send me your address and I will get that ordered for you right away, Enjoy!!

Thanks to all of you who stopped by and entered.

Wishing you all a most beautiful and happy weekend.  xo

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall Book Giveaway

Hello my friends I hope you all had a nice weekend and are ready for a brand new week.

First off, I want to wish all of our Canadian friends a very Happy Thanksgiving...Enjoy!

For those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I like to have a giveaway at about this time of year..before the holidays are upon us.

This time, I have chosen a very special book for the giveaway, and it is from our very own Lola Nova -Whatever Lola wants, blog.

Simply Sewing with Lola Nova, was released last Fall in the UK and just now released here in the US.

Photo - Lola Nova Website

When it first came out, I couldn't wait an entire year for it to get here so I ordered a copy last Fall

from The Book Depository and gave it to my sister for Christmas, she was thrilled and has found it a joy to use.

A bit of a confession is in order, I do believe....This fabric above, is from a sheet set that I had for sale

in my Etsy shop and Alex (Lola Nova) purchased it.

You can imagine my delight when I saw that Lola had used a piece of it (above) for project in her

book ( he, he..clapping hands and jumping up and down along with feeling a bit famous, ha!).

This adorable bag is just one example of  the many wonderful projects offered, along with special tips

and techniques, in this lovely sewing book by our sweet blogging seamstress.

Congratulations to Lola Nova on the success of her fist book.  You can visit Lola at her blog here. If you would like to take a look and check out a few pages, you can go to the Amazon page here.

To Enter Giveaway:

Just leave a comment by Thursday night.  I will be announcing the winner on Friday.

Have a happy day my friends.  xo

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Happy Dance

Hello my friends, how is your week going so far? I almost wanted to say, "Happy hump day" but couldn't get that camel commercial out of my mind, ha!

 I am so excited about a new arrival to City House. We have been wanting a fireplace insert for quite some time now and have finally made a choice and will be having it installed tomorrow.

Here it is, Pacific Energy 'Super'

It will be filling this 'black hole'... We will decide on what kind of a surround we will have at a later time.


Our wood pile is growing and I have been picking up this Executive kindling at a local cabinet factory for $2.50 a box.  They are full of all sorts of wood scraps from the shop and make excellent coals and work well in wood stoves.


Here is a group for you...Three little girls having their first sleepover at grandma's house.  Juliet, in the middle, was ready for the reading time to end..not so much for Eden and Ella though.   I so enjoyed having them over, such little sweethearts.

I must be off to do my 'Cinderella' duties and scrub down the bricks on the fireplace before the install tomorrow...wish me luck.   xo