Archive | May, 2011

Giveaways EXTENDED!!!

29 May
I feel silly apologizing for blogger but I have received so many messages and emails from people who were unable to enter! SO, I am extending the entry deadline to 11:59PM MST Monday 5/31!!! 

Giveaway 1 $20 GC to MY etsy shop!!!


Giveaway 2 Winners Choice of Hair Accessory
Giveaway 3 $15 GC to Scentsy
Giveaway 4 Winners Choice of Headband
Giveaway 5 Win TWO Twilight Inspired Totes
Giveaway 6 Win a Beautiful Handmade Corsage
Giveaway 7 Win an Original Painting
Giveaway 8 $15 GC to Arcoiris Bundles of Joy
Giveaway 9 Win a Hand Knitted Neck Warmer
Giveaway 10 Win a Gorgeous Bracelet and Earring Set
Giveaway 11 Win Two Sweet Button Rings
Giveaway 12 Win a Fold Up Reusable Shopping Tote
Giveaway 13 Win a Bunch of Cute Girls Hair Accessories
Giveaway 14 Win a Handmade Buisness/Credit/ID Card Holder

GOOD LUCK!!! 🙂



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My Summer Mantel

28 May




WOW!! Summer mantels…already?  It seriously feels like just a couple months ago that David had bought me this faux mantel just in time for me to join Layla’s Christmas Mantel party and now I’ve “summer’d” it up for her Summer Mantel Party! 


For my summer mantel I was inspired by a few wonderful bloggers out there!!  First up, the gorgeous Layla with the Lettered Cottage.  Yes, the same Layla that is hosting the party.  When she first announced the party, she showed pictures of her summer mantel from last year!  WOW!  I fell IN LOVE!!  She wrapped some of her candles and jars in rope.  I did something close but used hemp.


These are before…



and after…


Hot glue and candles don’t mix, so you just tack the hemp or rope to your candle.

Looks great eh? 



I LOVE my new sign!!  And YES, that is toilet paper roll art!!!  I was inspired by the lovely Chris of Just a Girl.  She made an AMAZING piece of Toilet Paper Roll Art for her bedroom. 


For mine I used the top of Alie’s toy box.  I cut a piece of poster board to fit in the white space.  That way I could use the top again later, OR change out the design for the next season!!



Her toy box is overflowing so it was never really used! 



I glued all my cut pieces on to the board to make flowers.  Then I spray painted it all white, except one flower that would be green.  The green flower I hand painted. 

Then I glued the green flower into place.  NOW, Chris actually warned everyone that these little suckers soak up the spray paint!  She recommended using primer before.  Did I listen, of course not!  So now that I KNOW I am passing the message on to y’all too. Use. PRIMER. First! 
See what I mean?



But, from a distance it’s not so bad!! 
After cutting and gluing and painting, I decided the light wood trim needed to be brown so I painted it.



What do you think??  I am really happy with how it came out.  I do think that next time I will get the flat paint instead of glossy. 


The next bit of inspiration came from lovely Wendy of The Shabby Nest.  Her Summer Mantel is simple and elegant.  She had a jar filled with shells and I just love it.  I had an empty jar and so I did the same! 



So sweet, right? 


To make the banner, I was inspired by the lovely Myra of  My Blessed Life.  She made a super sweet Spring Banner and even posted a tutorial.


FIRST!  Feed your princess breakfast and then get started!!!


I would like to show that THIS is what happens when you run out of gluesticks. HEY, it worked!
Then, while having “tea” in Alie’s room, I traced and cut the summer letters.

It came out great didn’t it??

 And this is my Summer Mantel…..




Don’t you love it??  I really do! 




I’ve seriously had so much fun with this faux mantel!  AND it was only $24.99 at Target!! WHO doesn’t LOVE Target, right?  
This was my Christmas Mantel 



My Valentine’s Day Mantel



And my Spring Mantel





See!!  If you don’t have a mantel, I HIGHLY recommended getting a faux mantel!! 




I’m linking up my summer mantel to Layla’s Summer Mantel Party!!  Are your summer mantels ready??  If they are get them linked up!!!  The party is going on for a few more days so you have time!!  I hope to see you there! 🙂






Thank you SO MUCH to Sarah, Kate, Rhoda and Layla for hosting the Home May’d Parties!! 
Linked up to Sarah’s Spray Paint Projects Party!
Linked up to Kate’s Outdoor Ideas Party
Linked up to Rhoda’s Recipes Party


Thanks for stopping by!! 





I am linking up to these awesome parties!

{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff ~Keeping It Simple ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ Mad In Crafts ~ Finding Fabulous ~ Sew Can Do ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T}The Lettered Cottage  Bella Before and After ~ The Pumpkin Patch ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ All Thingz Related ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe Ladybug Blessings ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons  {W} Creations By Kara ~ Someday Crafts ~My Backyard Eden ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Fireflies and Jellybeans ~Sew Much Ado ~Seven Thirty Three  ~ Elements Interiors ~ Lil’ Luna ~ Fabric Bows and More ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman ~ Ginger Snaps {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~Paisley Passions ~ Somewhat Simple ~It’s Fun To Craft  ~What Allie’s Making Now ~ Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom ~ Saved By Love Creations ~ Brandy’s Crafts {F} Finding Fabulous ~ Fun To Craft ~Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~A Few Of My Favorite Things ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home   ~Punpkin Seed Productions  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A Girl ~  Truly Lovely with the Laney Sisters ~ A Little Knick Knack ~ Naturally Me Creations ~ Lovely Crafty Home ~ Bubbly Nature Creations ~ Inspiring Creations ~ Whipperberry ~ 504 Main ~ 30 Days {S} Be Different…Act Normal ~I Am Only 1 Woman ~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride ~ Wildflowers & Whimsy ~  Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love ~ Saturday Mornings {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes







{ Day 7- Giveaway14 } 600 Followers Crazy Awesome Giveaway Week!!

25 May
Our 14th and final giveaway this week comes from the beautiful Tara of Taradara!
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Tara makes GORGEOUS handmade wallets, ipad covers, card holders, cup cozies and more! I actually own a card holder and I LOVE IT and get tons of complements on it too!

Tara is offering one lucky AliLilly reader this LOVELY card holder!

Isn’t is gorgeous!!!

Entries:
I would love for you to become a follower through Google Friend Connect if you aren’t one already.  Please leave me a comment telling me you are or became a follower! 🙂

 Heart Tara’s Etsy Shop Taradara.  Leave me a comment here telling me you did so. 🙂

Look around Tara’s Etsy Shop Taradara then come back here and  leave me a comment here telling me your favorite item!!  🙂


Like Taradara on Facebook. Leave me a comment telling me you did so.  🙂

Follow Taradara on Twitter. Leave me a comment telling me you did so.  🙂


Blog, Facebook and/or Tweet this giveaway and leave the link in a comment here. (2 entries for each)  🙂

This giveaway and all giveaways this week will be open until 11:59pm MST on May 28th.  Winners will be selected on May 29th via Random.org and posted here Monday May 30th!  
GOOD LUCK!!!! 🙂

Thank you so much Tara for offering my awesome readers this great prize!!  

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT AND ENTER ALL THE GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK!!!!

CLICK HERE FOR
GIVEAWAY 1!! $20 GC to the AliLilly Etsy Shop (MY SHOP!!)
GIVEAWAY 2!! Winners Choice of Hair Accessory at MFTM Etsy Shop
GIVEAWAY 3!! SCENTSY Giveaway
GIVEAWAY 4!! Winner Choice of Headband at the JSS Etsy Shop 
GIVEAWAY 5!! Win TWO TWILIGHT Inspired Tote Bags
GIVEAWAY 6!! Win a Beautiful Handmade Corsage
GIVEAWAY 7!! Win an Original Painting by Bella
GIVEAWAY 8!! $15 GC to Arcoiris Clothing Boutique
GIVEAWAY 9!! Win a Hand Knitted Neck Warmer
GIVEAWAY 10!! Win a Gorgeous Matching Bracelet and Earrings Set
GIVEAWAY 11!! Win Two Button Rings from Agape Love Boutique
GIVEAWAY 12!! Win a Gorgeous Handmade Reusable Shopping Tote
GIVEAWAY 13!! Win 8 Super Cute Girls Hair Accessories
GIVEAWAY 14!! Win a Handmade Card Holder from Taradara



{ Day 7- Giveaway13 } 600 Followers Crazy Awesome Giveaway Week!!

25 May
Our 13th Giveaway this week comes from the lovely Heather of  Extra Frosting Please.  She creates these ADORABLE girls hair clippies.  Alie has her very own handful of them!

Heather runs an Etsy shop called Little e Designs that is full of cute hair accessories!!



Heather is generously giving away 6 hair clippies and two felt hair clippies!



I mean SERIOUSLY, how cute are they??? Alie LOVES hers!! 

Entries:
I would love for you to become a follower through Google Friend Connect if you aren’t one already.  Please leave me a comment telling me you are or became a follower! 🙂

 Please follow Heather’s blog Extra Frosting Please. Please leave me a comment telling me you did so! 🙂 

 Heart Heather’s Etsy Shop Little e Designs.  Leave me a comment here telling me you did so. 🙂

Look around Heather’s Etsy Shop Little e Designs then come back here and  leave me a comment here telling me your favorite item!!  🙂


Like Little e Designs on Facebook. Leave me a comment telling me you did so.  🙂

Blog, Facebook and/or Tweet this giveaway and leave the link in a comment here. (2 entries for each)  🙂

This giveaway and all giveaways this week will be open until 11:59pm MST on May 28th.  Winners will be selected on May 29th via Random.org and posted here Monday May 30th!  
GOOD LUCK!!!! 🙂

Thank you so much Heather for offering my awesome readers this great prize!!  

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT AND ENTER ALL THE GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK!!!!

CLICK HERE FOR
GIVEAWAY 1!! $20 GC to the AliLilly Etsy Shop (MY SHOP!!)
GIVEAWAY 2!! Winners Choice of Hair Accessory at MFTM Etsy Shop
GIVEAWAY 3!! SCENTSY Giveaway
GIVEAWAY 4!! Winner Choice of Headband at the JSS Etsy Shop 
GIVEAWAY 5!! Win TWO TWILIGHT Inspired Tote Bags
GIVEAWAY 6!! Win a Beautiful Handmade Corsage
GIVEAWAY 7!! Win an Original Painting by Bella
GIVEAWAY 8!! $15 GC to Arcoiris Clothing Boutique
GIVEAWAY 9!! Win a Hand Knitted Neck Warmer
GIVEAWAY 10!! Win a Gorgeous Matching Bracelet and Earrings Set
GIVEAWAY 11!! Win Two Button Rings from Agape Love Boutique
GIVEAWAY 12!! Win a Gorgeous Handmade Reusable Shopping Tote
GIVEAWAY 13!! Win 8 Super Cute Girls Hair Accessories

GIVEAWAY 14!! Win a Handmade Card Holder from Taradara




{ Day 6- Giveaway12 } 600 Followers Crazy Awesome Giveaway Week!!

24 May
Our 12th giveaway comes from the beautiful Brandy of Life of Perks!  She is a super sweet friend of mine and she makes the CUTEST reusable shopping totes.  I’m hoping she’ll open an etsy shop soon because I would seriously buy these up.

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Just look how great they are!! 


So cute!!  
Brandy is offering one lucky AliLilly reader their choice of any of these three totes!! 


Entries:
I would love for you to become a follower through Google Friend Connect if you aren’t one already.  Please leave me a comment telling me you are or became a follower! 🙂

 Please follow Brandy’s blog Life of Perks  Please leave me a comment telling me you did so! 🙂 

 Follow Life of Perks on Twitter.  Leave me a comment here telling me you did so. 🙂

 Follow Life of Perks on Pinterest. Leave me a comment here telling me you did so. 🙂

Blog, Facebook and/or Tweet this giveaway and leave the link in a comment here. (2 entries for each)  🙂

This giveaway and all giveaways this week will be open until 11:59pm MST on May 28th.  Winners will be selected on May 29th via Random.org and posted here Monday May 30th!  
GOOD LUCK!!!! 🙂

Thank you so much Brandy for offering my awesome readers this great prize!!  

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT AND ENTER ALL THE GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK!!!!

CLICK HERE FOR
GIVEAWAY 1!! $20 GC to the AliLilly Etsy Shop (MY SHOP!!)
GIVEAWAY 2!! Winners Choice of Hair Accessory at MFTM Etsy Shop
GIVEAWAY 3!! SCENTSY Giveaway
GIVEAWAY 4!! Winner Choice of Headband at the JSS Etsy Shop 
GIVEAWAY 5!! Win TWO TWILIGHT Inspired Tote Bags
GIVEAWAY 6!! Win a Beautiful Handmade Corsage
GIVEAWAY 7!! Win an Original Painting by Bella
GIVEAWAY 8!! $15 GC to Arcoiris Clothing Boutique
GIVEAWAY 9!! Win a Hand Knitted Neck Warmer
GIVEAWAY 10!! Win a Gorgeous Matching Bracelet and Earrings Set
GIVEAWAY 11!! Win Two Button Rings from Agape Love Boutique
GIVEAWAY 12!! Win a Gorgeous Handmade Reusable Shopping Tote
GIVEAWAY 13!! Win 8 Super Cute Girls Hair Accessories

GIVEAWAY 14!! Win a Handmade Card Holder from Taradara






{ Day 6- Giveaway11 } 600 Followers Crazy Awesome Giveaway Week!!

24 May
Our 11th giveaway this week comes from the stunningly beautiful Maria of Agape Love Designs & Photography

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Maria is a sweet wonderful new friend on my from bloggyland.  I totally adore her already!  She is generously offering one lucky AliLilly reader, not just one but two super cute button rings!!!  One zebra ring and one cherries ring.  



How sweet are they??


Maria is also having a sale right now!! 20% off your order when you use the coupon code LOVED




Entries:

I would love for you to become a follower through Google Friend Connect if you aren’t one already.  Please leave me a comment telling me you are or became a follower! 🙂


 Please follow Agape Love Designs & Photography  Please leave me a comment telling me you did so! 🙂 

 Like Agape Love Designs on Facebook and leave them a hello while you are there!  Leave me a comment here telling me you did so. 🙂

 Heart the Agape Love Boutique Etsy Shop. Leave me a comment here telling me you did so. 🙂

 Browse around the Agape Love Boutique Etsy Shopthen come back here and leave me a comment here telling me you favorite item. 🙂

Blog, Facebook and/or Tweet this giveaway and leave the link in a comment here. (2 entries for each)  🙂

This giveaway and all giveaways this week will be open until 11:59pm MST on May 28th.  Winners will be selected on May 29th via Random.org and posted here Monday May 30th!  
GOOD LUCK!!!! 🙂

Thank you so much Maria for offering my awesome readers this great prize!!  

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT AND ENTER ALL THE GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK!!!!

CLICK HERE FOR
GIVEAWAY 1!! $20 GC to the AliLilly Etsy Shop (MY SHOP!!)
GIVEAWAY 2!! Winners Choice of Hair Accessory at MFTM Etsy Shop
GIVEAWAY 3!! SCENTSY Giveaway
GIVEAWAY 4!! Winner Choice of Headband at the JSS Etsy Shop 
GIVEAWAY 5!! Win TWO TWILIGHT Inspired Tote Bags
GIVEAWAY 6!! Win a Beautiful Handmade Corsage
GIVEAWAY 7!! Win an Original Painting by Bella
GIVEAWAY 8!! $15 GC to Arcoiris Clothing Boutique
GIVEAWAY 9!! Win a Hand Knitted Neck Warmer
GIVEAWAY 10!! Win a Gorgeous Matching Bracelet and Earrings Set
GIVEAWAY 11!! Win Two Button Rings from Agape Love Boutique
GIVEAWAY 12!! Win a Gorgeous Handmade Reusable Shopping Tote
GIVEAWAY 13!! Win 8 Super Cute Girls Hair Accessories

GIVEAWAY 14!! Win a Handmade Card Holder from Taradara











{ Day 5- Giveaway10 } 600 Followers Crazy Awesome Giveaway Week!!

23 May
And now for #10! Wow 10 giveaways already and we ain’t even done! Today’s giveaway comes from the ever lovely Amie with Kitty Cats and Airplanes.




Amie is a FABULOUS jewelry maker!! I should know, I won a giveaway a while back and have this GORGEOUS necklace handmade by her!! I love it! 


Amie is graciously giving one lucky AliLilly reader this BEAUTIFUL Bracelet and Earring Set!!



The bracelet is make with black, gray, and white pearls, with a tiny little black bow charm. The earrings have gunmetal black findings with gray, white, andblack pearls
So lovely, right? 



Entries:
1. I would love for you to become a follower through Google Friend Connect if you aren’t one already.  Please leave me a comment telling me you are or became a follower! 🙂

2. Please follow Kitty Cats and Airplanes.  Please leave me a comment telling me you did so! 🙂 

3. Like Kitty Cats and Airplanes on Facebook and leave them a hello while you are there!  Leave me a comment here telling me you did so. 🙂

4. Follow Kitty Cats and Airplanes on Twitter! Leave me a comment here telling me you did so. 🙂

5. Heart the Kitty Cats and Airplanes Etsy Shop. Leave me a comment here telling me you did so. 🙂

6. Browse around the  Kitty Cats and Airplanes Etsy Shop, then come back here and leave me a comment here telling me you favorite item. 🙂

Blog, Facebook and/or Tweet this giveaway and leave the link in a comment here. (2 entries for each)  🙂

This giveaway and all giveaways this week will be open until 11:59pm MST on May 28th.  Winners will be selected on May 29th via Random.org and posted here Monday May 30th!  
GOOD LUCK!!!! 🙂

Thank you so much Amie for offering my awesome readers this great prize!!  

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT AND ENTER ALL THE GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK!!!!

CLICK HERE FOR
GIVEAWAY 1!! $20 GC to the AliLilly Etsy Shop (MY SHOP!!)
GIVEAWAY 2!! Winners Choice of Hair Accessory at MFTM Etsy Shop
GIVEAWAY 3!! SCENTSY Giveaway
GIVEAWAY 4!! Winner Choice of Headband at the JSS Etsy Shop 
GIVEAWAY 5!! Win TWO TWILIGHT Inspired Tote Bags
GIVEAWAY 6!! Win a Beautiful Handmade Corsage
GIVEAWAY 7!! Win an Original Painting by Bella
GIVEAWAY 8!! $15 GC to Arcoiris Clothing Boutique
GIVEAWAY 9!! Win a Hand Knitted Neck Warmer
GIVEAWAY 10!! Win a Gorgeous Matching Bracelet and Earrings Set
GIVEAWAY 11!! Win Two Button Rings from Agape Love Boutique
GIVEAWAY 12!! Win a Gorgeous Handmade Reusable Shopping Tote
GIVEAWAY 13!! Win 8 Super Cute Girls Hair Accessories

GIVEAWAY 14!! Win a Handmade Card Holder from Taradara












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