January 13, 2013

Top Ten Things & a GIVEWAY


Super-Saturday-Craft-Love-on-shaped-sign-2 {Here’s a sneak peak of the give away so you don’t have to be in suspense the whole time}

Last Friday was my birthday, but really I was too busy enjoying a day of doing nothing to write a blog post (really when your birthday is on Jan, 4th there is no reason to stop celebrating the holidays until your birthday is over.)  But I do think that a birthday is the perfect time to share a little about myself, and if you have to put up with hearing about me don’t you think you deserve an award?  I do.  So how about a giveaway.



I know this might be shocking, but I actually do enjoy things besides just crafts and kids, so hear are ten things I bet you don’t know about me, in no particular order.

#1 I LOVE Coke, preferably vanilla coke, but a regular ice cold coke, or a cherry coke will do.  Favorite coke . . .Sonic’s Vanilla Coke, and while where at it let’s add a side of cheese cake bites. YUM!

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#2 I CAN NOT, and I mean absolutely can not sleep with shorts on.  I hate the feeling of my legs touching each other when I am sleeping, and yes even if they are freshly shaved and smooth as a baby bum.  It’s long pants year round for me.  I know weird.

#3 I love to garden, especially in the spring.  Planting is my favorite part, I love putting those little baby flowers in the ground and watching my yard turn from drab to a colorful delight. I do hate to weed though, I leave that part to my hubbie. He has an obsession with cleanliness and organization, and weeds are not considered clean or organized. 

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#4 I love playing the piano, I suck at it but, I love it.

#5 I am also crappy at sewing, but I also really enjoy it as well.  It would help immensely if I could cut a straight line.

#6 I also enjoy cooking, but this one I think I am actually fairly good at, at least a tiny bit.  I do burn stuff all the time though, I get distracted really easy.  My favorite cook books/blogs. . . .

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Thanks Kim for this scrumptious cook book, my family says thank you too!

#7 I have a Down Syndrome sister.  Remember Corky from Life Goes On (if you have know idea what I am talking about, don’t ask. . .it really dates me).  My sister is NOT the happy go lucky Downs kid like Corky.  Most of her favorite words are not words I am willing to put in print and the first thing she usually says to me is, “Take your dumb kids and go home.”  What do you do?  I still love her to pieces. 

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{Classic April expression, she makes this face while growling at me}

#8  If you follow us closely on FB than you may know this one. I HATE mornings.  I am semi nocturnal and would much rather stay up late than wake up early.  I almost never go to be before one {It’s past midnight while I am writing this}.  In high school my sister and I got ready in the mornings in separate bathroomsbecause I was so onry. . .sorry Juel’s. 

#9  I have never had a nickname.  Well not NEVER, a few people that are really close to me  call me Holls, which I love but really that’s just a shortcut for saying my name, not a nickname.  Oh and ONE roommate in college called me Holly Paint Can (my maiden name is Painter) but I don’t really think one person calling you something weird count's.  I’ve always wanted a cool nickname.

#10 I LOVE ribbon.  It is my opinion that ribbon can make anything more beautiful. 

Just for enduring this post you deserve to be entered for the drawing, but so we know you that you really want one of these darling little “Love is In the Air” signs please do one {or all} of the following:

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1. Pin the picture on Pinterest.
2. Follow us or leave a comment on our FB page.
3.  Leave a comment on this blog post, or any of our other posts.

Please make sure to leave a comment below for each entry you decided to participate in so that you will be entered multiple times Cut off time for entries is Thurs at midnight,Winner will be announced next weekend.

106 comments:

  1. I pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/113786328057286815/

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  2. I follow the blog via RSS feed! :)

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  3. I need to make a list of things i love, Great reminder of the blessings we receive! :)

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  4. I pinned the picture onto pinterest! http://pinterest.com/pin/230739180880598461/

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  5. Here is my comment, I love valentines this sign would look great over my piano! thanks

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  6. Very cute. I NEED some Valentine decorations!

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  7. Love this! I definitely need some more vday decor!

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  8. http://pinterest.com/pin/5699937000476192/

    Very cute sign !

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  9. I follow you on FB and I left a comment on your wall.

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  10. What a cute sign. :D I too H.A.T.E mornings, and I love ribbon. I use ribbons on probably 60-70% of my scrapbook pages.

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  11. I am a night owl, I really hate mornings! I wish life started at noon! Pepsi is my liquid drug of choice and I keep every little scrap of ribbon because I think it can always be reused, not sure if I have more paper or ribbon horde though :) and I have to sleep with my feet out of my covers even though my husband sleeps with a fan on (in 5* weather)

    Love the sign SO cute! It's pinned on my board! :)

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  12. Love your latest sign--so adorable!
    I'm a blog follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. Pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/160370436702836004/

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  14. Thanks for sharing all that about you. :) I must say I do think it's weird you don't like your legs touching... what about laying out while swimming?? Are you always spreading your legs apart? ;) Haha. And that story and pic of your sister cracks me up. I think families with special needs people are all a bunch of true angels.

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    1. P.S. Hope that wasn't rude to call that weird. I meant it in the sweetest way. I'm sure there's a hundred things I could tell you about myself that you'd think are weird. But maybe I should've chose a better word. Please don't think I'm rude!!!

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  15. I loved this post and learning all these new things about you. Honestly, I'm shocked that you wouldn't be awesome at sewing, as I've always sort of assumed great crafters, DIY'ers, and sewing went hand in hand. And the leg thing, I can totally relate.....although I seem to be okay with it as long as I just shaved....like right before bed, lol. Glad I'm not the only one. We have a family friend with DS, and he's definitely NOT a "Corky" kind of kid either {and YES, I know EXACTLY who Corky is so I'm telling my age as well}. I looked at your sister's facial expression and laughed and laughed, b/c I immediately thought of him. So glad you shared--this was great!

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  16. Also, I follow PSP and pinned on Pinterest at: http://pinterest.com/pin/264586546829876598/

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  17. Love your top #10 and no you are not weird, I am with you on your #2 on must sleep with long pants.

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  18. http://pinterest.com/pin/216665432044854917/

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  19. Thanks for sharing....me too on #2. I follow PSP via email.

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  20. Thanks for a great giveaway! I love the sign!!

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  21. I follow you on FB. Even though I live in Texas, I have to wear pants to sleep in so you are not alone. :o)

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  22. I pinned! http://pinterest.com/pin/232639136973244837/

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  23. This is such a cute sign! I love it!

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  24. just pinned the CUTE sign: http://pinterest.com/pin/201676889535114594/

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  26. Would LOVE to have this darling sign, especially since I am having a Valentines party. :)

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  27. Pinned it and I already follow you on Face Book. What a fun giveaway! Love your store:)

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  28. I LOVE the "Love is in the Air" sign! I'm hoping to win it for my daughters nursery!

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  29. Love this sign! I think i officially need my first Valentines decor ;)

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  30. This is so cute!!! Would love it in my home.

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  31. Holly! You are still as cute as Ever!!! I don't know if you remember being my VT when I had my Ashley 8 yrs ago, but you made a spinich strawberry salad with poppyseed dressing that I don't think I ever got the recipe to, or maybe lost it? Anyway, I would LOVe it again! :D And I would LOVE to win your "Love is in the Air" sign. You have always made such cute things.
    Lynn and I packed up our family 2 1/2 yrs ago and moved to Missouri. We still miss Stansbury, but are loving it here.
    <3 Lisa Wilson
    wilson6ohana@yahoo.com

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  32. Funny post! And cute sign too.

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  33. I love this sign and will use it in my Bridal Show booth. Very cute!

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  34. I Pinned it :)http://pinterest.com/pin/30469734950846632/

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  35. Hi Holly- I follow you, shared on Pinterest and I am leaving a comment

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  36. I pinned it and I follow you on FB! And I'll leave a comment because I had no idea Holly loved Coke! This was a fun blog, even though I have no idea who Corky is....obla-di, obla-da, you must be old! ;)

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  37. Also commenting on this blog post ... Loved the post!

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  38. Love the blog post. I always way prefer to stay up late..lol. I also follow you on Facebook!

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  39. Love the blog post. I always way prefer to stay up late..lol. I also follow you on Facebook!

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  40. I pinned the photo! http://pinterest.com/pin/148829962657681806/

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  41. Pinned on pinterest_ http://pinterest.com/pin/135811744984864988/
    Love it!!

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  42. Follow you on FB and commented on your post!

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  43. Can't tell you how cute this is! I have been needing to update my Valentine decorations!

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  44. pinned on pinterest:) http://pinterest.com/pin/282178732874407073/

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  45. Love it- love valentine decor! living with 5 boys, it gives me an excuse to put up pink for awhile!

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  46. followed you in facebook and commented...thanks!

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  47. Love this sign! Broke out my V-Day decor over the weekend (too early? Maybe:) But I hate winter...) Anyways, decided most my V-Day decor sucks and I need completely new things. So heres to me winning! haha. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! BTW, I think I pinned it. I may be computer dysfunctional!

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  48. Cute sign....love your projects! :-)

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  49. Love it! I pinned it and already like you on Facebook....I'll leave a comment!!! :)

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  50. Stephanie Denton NorrisJanuary 14, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    I absolutely love this!

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    1. Stephanie Denton NorrisJanuary 14, 2013 at 6:39 PM

      I forgot to say that I pinned on Pinterest & commented on Facebook!

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  51. Pinned here! great sign. http://pinterest.com/pin/418060777879359003/

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  52. Love it! I'm trying to win! Fingers crossed! You guys are great. Thanks or sharing with us. Pinned and Commented!

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  53. Great blog post. Thanks for the share.

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  54. Allen Family not rude AT ALL. It is totally weird. Doesn't bother to have my legs touching all the time, just when I sleep (: I loved hearing about everyone's little quirks. Thanks for sharing and keep them coming !
    -Holly

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  55. Oh please! I'm going to a party next weekend but chose to do this another time in order to make my in-laws a 40th wedding anniversary present! I would LOVE to win this!!

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  56. I Pinned it http://pinterest.com/pin/208713763953065406/

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  57. I love this and I hope to win :)

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  58. I follow you on fb. :) I will comment there.

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  59. Just started following you on Facebook, and I am putting in an order tonight for some crafts for my young women. I love all your projects, super cute. I have a down syndrome sister in law and I have to say the family would not be the same without her. They are a joy :) Hope I win ;)

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  60. I pinned on pinterest!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/245446248413585117/

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  61. One can never have too many Valentine's Day decorations!

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  62. I pinned the picture: http://pinterest.com/pin/61009769924042944/

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  63. I follow the blog and like your fb page

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  64. Sooooooooo so cute! I love it and hope I win! :)

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  66. Had trouble pinning it myself but I found it on pinterest and repinned it!

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  67. im a new Facebook follower and I pinned it!

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  68. Trudi I LOVE YOU! Very funny about the song, we are old. I feel like I am getting too old to still be raising babies. I can't handle these up all night with sick babies anymore, my body just can't function without sleep like it use to in the good old Ricks days.

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