12.25.2013

Christmas Advent Calendar

This year, I wanted to make an easier advent calendar for my
three big littles, so I scrounged up some holiday paper, pulled out
my stamps, punches, washi tape, bakers twine, clothespins, 
small clear bags and got to work. 



Since I of course waited till the last minute, a quick
search online brought me to Just A Girl and Her Blog,
where she has a set of wonderful and free printable 
scripture verses for each day.

You can find the Bible verses HERE from
Just A Girl and Her Blog


We clipped the verses on top of each bag everyday
and my kids LOVED opening and reading each one!

Next year I'm starting to prep for Christmas in July!



11.24.2013

$100 Target Giftcard Giveaway with Kimberly

Win a $100 Target Gift Card from the A Night Owl November Sponsor Giveaway!

Welcome to the A Night Owl November Sponsor Giveaway!

Just in time for holiday shopping! Today the sponsors and friends of A Night Owl are joining up to bring you an amazing $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! And we all KNOW you love Target, so what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!

Open in the USA and Canada. Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, December 1st, 2013.



TERMS & CONDITIONS: this giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on December 1st, 2013. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $100.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook and Target are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

11.09.2013

Giveaway with LeroyLime

As promised...it's giveaway time again! 


I'm overwhelmed by all the likes, follows, comments & all around 
cyber love from my LeroyLime peeps, Thank You!

Just in time for your holiday shopping and parties, I'm giving one
lucky winner a $25 LeroyLime Etsy Shop Credit, woohoo!!

Please enter the rafflecopter below and come back daily to gain more entries.
Good Luck!!


TERMS & CONDITIONS: Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and over and ends at 12:00 AM on November 17, 2013. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $25.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored by LeroyLime. All liabilities and responsibilities with product are responsible by LeroyLime. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. LeroyLime is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to LeroyLime, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Instagram, Bloglovin' & Pinterest are not sponsors of this giveaway. Prize will be a direct credit to your LeroyLime Etsy purchase by Dawn Braun of LeroyLime, prize may not be used towards other Etsy shops. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

11.08.2013

Front Entryway is Finished

So I obviously meant to write up this post in the Spring...but 
sort of got sidetracked (hmmm, not sure why, haha)
I've been collecting items to hang in our front entryway for awhile now
and finally felt like I had everything to complete the look I was going for.
So, after piecing everything together on the living room floor, 
I found the right mix and called on
the hubs to hang everything for me.

What do you think? Fun and cheerful, eh?!
I LOVE it!
The prints and birdcage, I bought off Zulily, I really need a 
frequent buyer card for that site, danger zone, if you catch my drift!
The yellow and turquoise medallions, mirrors, cross, chevron frame, 
shadow box and two smaller frames are from Hobby Lobby.
The large frame and pillows are from Target.

10.27.2013

October Giveaway with Kimberly

Welcome to the A Night Owl October Sponsor Giveaway!

It's October, so you know what that means?? It's time to start shopping for Christmas! Today the sponsors and friends of A Night Owl are joining up to bring you an amazing $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! And we all KNOW you love Target, so what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!

Open in the USA and Canada. Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: This Target Gift Card Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on November 3rd, 2013. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $100.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook and Target are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

10.09.2013

Vintage Unisex Circus Nursery (part 3)

Here are a few more shots of the nursery when we were still waiting for baby...


The cornice board was given to us by a friend. My hubby cut the top off to fit our ceiling height and then painted the pink/black stripes grey and red. We stapled up grey table cloths from Target, the perfect drape!


The bumper, Boppy Pillow Cover, Mobile & Cloth Pennant Banner were made for me by my dear friend Anne. She is working on opening an Etsy shop, so I'll be steering you her direction once she does!

The closet is the perfect place for a changing table. We took off the doors to open the room up a bit and added baskets to the shelves to tuck all the necessary baby clothing items inside. 

10.08.2013

Circus Bebe Sign

I can't take credit for this adorable sign...it was made for my baby shower from a dear friend and is proudly hung on sweet Alivia's door. I love how she incorporated washi tape on the chevron ribbon and the letter layering is divine!

Gotta love what you can do with a little fabric, paper and ribbon!

9.24.2013

Fall Tags for Treats


I made these cute tags yesterday to adorn some yummy chocolate chip banana bread loaves. Think outside the box with your stamps...how can you use them differently?? Etc. The leaf print stamp is actually meant to wrap a chocolate nugget candy BUT, with a square punch, I notched out the bottom and then with a foam dot, I added a different saying... Yum, instead of Give Thanks. Added a few leaves made out of coordinating paper and can you say CUTE?!

9.22.2013

September Giveaway with Kimberly


ANO September Sponsor Giveaway | anightowlblog.com | Ends 9/30

Welcome to the A Night Owl September Sponsor Giveaway!

LeroyLime is teaming up again with the sponsors and friends of A Night Owl to bring you an amazing $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! And we all KNOW you love Target, so what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!

 
Open in the USA and Canada. Ends at 11:59pm EST on Monday, September 30th, 2013.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: the giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on September 30, 2013. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $100.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook and Target are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

9.16.2013

Washi Tape Fix

I think I have a Washi Tape problem, when I see Washi Tape, I snatch it up!
Hurry, someone call Washi Addicts Anonymous! 

Until they arrive, check out this fun piece of artwork that was given to us for the baby room...I thought all of the black was a little too harsh for baby, so an easy Washi Tape Fix and tada! I think the Washi Tape gave it the perfect amount of whimsy, what do you think?







9.15.2013

Winner Winner

Chicken Dinner...


Thanks for the follows, comments and likes on my
GIVEAWAY post. The winner, chosen by random.org is comment number 3!

Jenn Cruise
Congrats!!!

I'll be mailing out your mustache note cards & washi tape, as soon as I hear back from you!

9.09.2013

#Giveaway with LeroyLime

Happy Monday!! What better way to start off the week than with a giveaway?!
No rafflecopter here, all you have to do is follow LeroyLime on any ONE (or all) of the following:

OR


Leave a comment below telling me which way you follow and what your favorite item is in the shop or what you'd like to see more of!

One winner will be chosen at random on Friday the 13th, to win a set of 12 Mustache Note Cards and 3 rolls of Washi Tape. Good Luck!!

Giveaway open to US residents 18 and over. One winner will be chosen via randomorg.com and winner has 48 hrs. to claim prize before another winner is chosen.  By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to LeroyLime, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook is not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed directly by Dawn Braun of LeroyLime and requires confirmation of delivery. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

9.01.2013

Shop ReOpened

Happy September 1st!!
LeroyLime is back open on Etsy...can I get a woot woot! I've been working on new product, photos and listings, so swing by when you have a chance. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the new as well as the old or what you'd like to see in the future. 

The new norm is settling in here at home, school is back in session (yea!). So two of my chickens are in school while the other two run circles around me. Well one of them anyway... the other just lays there and smiles.

Summer is coming to an end and the sweet crisp air of fall will be here before we know it. I have to admit, I'm in no rush to rid the warm away this year. Even though I love fall, I know what is soon to follow...the cold, BRRR.

I'll be hosting a giveaway this month on the blog, thank you for being patient with me as I've taken maternity leave. Our little girl couldn't be more perfect!

8.27.2013

Teacher Survival Kits

Tomorrow is the first day of school for my kiddos and I've heard so many parents have tears in their eyes, not here...this Mama will be jumping for joy, hallelujah! :) hehe

We met their teachers today and dropped off school supplies. 
Can't believe I have one in 3rd and a Kindergartner! Wow!

Since tomorrow is going to be a busy day, the kids took their new teachers a 
survival kit today. Both teachers were thrilled and one even said she had
never gotten anything like it before, GASP!...come on parents, teachers need
some serious love too! 


It's really the thought that counts...apples are great and all but it's not 1930 anymore!
Can I get a what what for a little Starbucks?! A bar of dark German chocolate, yummy. A water cup filled with mints, cause ya kind of need one after you've had a coffee...and some cute little note cards hand stamped by moi' with apples of course!

I'd love to hear what you gave your children's teachers this year or in years past.
Happy School Year!

8.25.2013

$100 Target Giftcard Giveaway with Kimberly


I don't know about you but with four little ones at home now, shopping is usually done online...or in town at Target! From diapers to clothes, food, furniture, household decor, school supplies...Target is a one stop shop and I love checking out what they have on clearance, anyone else?

Welcome to the A Night Owl August Sponsor Giveaway!

Today the sponsors and friends of A Night Owl are joining up to bring you an amazing $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! What are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!
Open in the USA and Canada. Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, September 1st, 2013.



TERMS & CONDITIONS: Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on September 1, 2013. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $100.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook and Target are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

8.23.2013

Cardstore Review

I was recently asked to review a card from Cardstore, or rather the process of purchasing a card via cardstore.com and with my Dad's 70th Birthday coming up, I have to say, I found THE perfect card for a laid back farmer and lover of classic things. 

(inside it says: Classic. Happy Birthday)

The options are endless, from choosing a pre made card, which you can personalize to creating a photo card and adding your own crafty spin on it. I loved the ease of the drop down boxes and the mini card preview at the top of the page, that showed which step I was working on.

Cardstore didn't leave anything out in the checkout process either...with a magnifying glass that automatically pops up so you can scan your card for spelling mistakes before placing your order.

I quickly created an account with my email address and a simple password and then headed to the payment and shipping option. You can either mail the card directly to your recipient or to yourself, as I did in this case since we are putting a skydiving gift card inside. 

Since it's his 70th, what better way to help him celebrate from afar then with a cool classic Birthday card and helping him check something off his bucket list!

Loved cardstore so much, I've already made up two more cards, with photos this time, for Grandparents day and have them saved so I can mail them closer to the date... easy breezy! 

photo copyright of cardstore.com




8.07.2013

Vintage Circus Themed Baby Room (Part 2)

There are so many fun and whimsical features in our Vintage Circus Themed baby room, so I decided to split the photos up into a few different blog posts.

Below, I picked this canopy up from IKEA and pulled the nursery room colors from the pennants. Since we didn't know the sex of our baby, there is only a bit of pink in the room, on a few of the little circles on the canopy. But now that we know a little girl will be living here, the pink is perfect!


When we lived in Newport, I scored two of these old windows on someone's curb during trash day...they've traveled all the way to ND before one of them was transformed into a beautiful piece for the nursery. My hubby sanded down the window and then painted it a grey. He then aged it up a bit on the edges and then I lined the backs with some fabulous Circus paper I purchased through Stampin' Up!. As soon as I print out a few of the baby photos of our sweet little girl, I will put them inside a few of the window panes. I used washi tape to attach the papers inside the panes to make it easier to pull out when I'm adding the photos.



I added a sweet little paper banner for a bit of whimsy...


more to come...stay tuned!!

8.04.2013

$400 Paypal Cash Giveaway with FFMama


I've teamed up with Frugal Foodie Mama and a few of her favorite bloggy friends to celebrate her milestone of reaching over 
I don't know anyone who doesn't like a celebration...or cash for that matter, here's to a chance at winning your very own money tree!
We are celebrating by helping one of you make your Pinterest dreams a reality with a $400 Paypal Cash Giveaway- the biggest giveaway ever hosted on Frugal Foodie Mama!

How many of you all have Pinterest projects and ideas that you have had pinned for months, longing to do them, but maybe the price tag is holding you back?  
*Raising hand here*
Would $400 to spend any way and anywhere you would like help out just a little with that?
Yeah.... I thought so. ;)

Of course if you win, you can spend the Paypal cash any way that you would like.  But how fun would it be to finally splurge on a little something you have had pinned away on one of your Pinterest boards??

If you do not have a Paypal account presently, you WILL have to set up one if you win.  Frugal Foodie Mama will only be able to transfer the funds via Paypal.  Paypal is great because it is accepted with most online shops and you can transfer funds to your checking account once you have connected the two.  Pretty cool, right?

Please read through ALL the giveaway terms and conditions below.  Frugal Foodie Mama is a stickler for them.  No joke, folks.

*This giveaway is open internationally.  All entries for the winner will be checked and verified, so please make sure you are doing what you are claiming in the Rafflecopter or all your entries will be voided.  No funny business, folks. ;)By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. One winner will be selected. The winner will be notified via the email they provide, and will have 48 hours to reply to the email.  If the winner does not reply back within the 48 hours, they forfeit the prize and a new winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter.  This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you.  Paypal is not a sponsor of this giveaway.  The cash prize will be sent via Paypal directly from Carrie of Frugal Foodie Mama.  You must have an active Paypal account to receive the cash prize!  Entries must come from your MAIN social media accounts, not accounts that have been set up separately just for entering giveaways.  Entries from these types of accounts will be disqualified.  Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Please see the Rafflecopter widget below for additional Terms & Conditions.  Good luck, all! 


Here is the HTML for the Rafflecopter- a Rafflecopter giveaway

7.29.2013

Vintage Circus Themed Baby Room (part 1)

So baby number four was born just a month ago...knowing this would be our last, we chose to not find out the sex and save this fantastic surprise for everyone! Before we even got pregnant, my Mom had given me a few items that used to be my Great Aunt's. She was a teacher and taught me Kindergarten - 2nd grade. As soon as I saw the sectional animals (pictured below) I started dreaming of a vintage circus nursery theme. Since we didn't know the gender, it needed to be unisex and I couldn't be more happy with how the nursery turned out.




I found these fantastic frames at Hobby Lobby,
on sale of course!

Can anyone spot what's in the reflection???

7.28.2013

July$100 Target Giftcard Giveaway with Kimberly

Welcome to the A Night Owl July Sponsor Giveaway!

Today the sponsors and friends of A Night Owl are joining up to bring you an amazing $100 gift card to Target! And we all KNOW you love Target, so what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!
Open in the USA and Canada.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, August 4th, 2013.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on August 4th, 2013. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $100.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook and Target are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

7.27.2013

Alphabet Letter Art

A quick DIY wall art project my hubby & I made for the baby room. He took a scrap piece of MDF and framed it with a piece of trim...Mama did the rest! 


A bit of paint, vinyl letter wall art and of course 
WASHI TAPE
transformed a plain ugly piece of MDF into wall art fit for a little king or queen!



I had a few helpers while doing this project...
aren't they cute?!

7.23.2013

Washi Owl Tags

It's almost been a month since our forth little peanut was born, hard to believe! and I'm way overdue for a blog post...here are some washi tape owl tags I whipped up to attach to some homemade goodies for a couple of friends.



6.23.2013

June $100 Giftcard Giveaway with Kimberly

Welcome to the A Night Owl June Sponsor Giveaway!

Today the sponsors and friends of A Night Owl are joining up to bring you an amazing $100 Giftcard to YOUR CHOICE of World Market, Target, Homegoods or Anthropologie! Wowza! I know I could spend some serious money in ANY of those fine retailers, how about you? Then what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!

Open in the USA and Canada.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, June 30th, 2013.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on June 30th, 2013. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $100.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by World Market, Target, Homegoods or Anthropologie. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook, World Market, Target, Homegoods or Anthropologie are not sponsors of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

5.29.2013

Teacher Gift & IG reCAP


The end of the year quickly snuck up on me. I have a fab Pinterest board with all sorts of fun teacher gift ideas and loved the one of a plant or flower in a chalk painted container with a note, "Thank you for helping me grow!". I bought a bucket that I had all intention of painting but the plant I found wouldn't fit, so I just fancied up the tag a bit, added some sparkle amidst the flower petals and voila, something special for my daughters 2nd grade teacher!

What did you create or gift for your end of year teacher gifts?


and although the blog has been pretty quiet for a bit and will be while I take a little break for maternity leave, I have been keeping quite busy over at my Etsy shop, LeroyLime. Here are just a few of the many orders I've tackled...more to come!


5.26.2013

$100 Giftcard Giveaway with Kimberly


Welcome to the A Night Owl May Sponsor Giveaway!



Today the sponsors and friends of A Night Owl are joining up to bring you an amazing $100 Giftcard to YOUR CHOICE of World Market, Target, Homegoods or Anthropologie! Who's game to win this fabulous treat?? Tweet, Share and Enter to #WIN with the Rafflecopter below - good luck!



Open in the USA and Canada.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on June 2nd, 2013. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $100.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by World Market, Target, Homegoods or Anthropologie. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook, World Market, Target, Homegoods or Anthropologie are not sponsors of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

5.25.2013

10th Anniversary Gift Idea & Hunt


Can't believe how quickly 10 years can fly by...but it has and my dear hubby has taken me on an Amazing journey in these past 10 years. We've lived in Germany, ND, TX, RI & back to ND...have 3 + beautiful babies (the 4th is due in June)...we've traveled to places beyond my wildest dreams and have 2 adorable yorkies that give away cuddles and unending love through it all!

We've never been traditionalists when it comes to gift giving but this year, I was stumped...how do I show my gratitude for all my prince has blessed our family with?? I went to one of his guy friends and asked for help. Cause hey, we women aren't afraid to ask for directions when we're lost, right?! 
He suggested going traditional and looked up what the 10 year Anniversary gift is,
Tin and Aluminum.

I may or may not have gone a little crazy with the idea but I had fun putting it all together and the hubs had fun searching for all of his gifts!


I started hunting for items that were either in a tin and aluminum container or that were made of metal. A roll of tin foil was perfect for wrapping them all up too. We've never had a fire pit, so that was the BIG and last gift and since summer is finally upon us here in ND, I themed the rest of the gifts with outdoors and things he enjoys.


Catchy clues were attached to each of his 10 gifts, to lead him on his very own treasure hunt!

Gifts:
#1 - Can of Nuts
#2 - Keg of Beer
#3 - Cigar
#4 - Altoids Mints
#5 - Grill Dude Apron and Glove
#6 - Bug Candle
#7 - Metal To-Go Coffee Cup
#8 - Hotdog/Marshmallow Sticks
#9 - Solar Lights
#10 - Fire pit

Here are a few of my favorite clues...

Gift #5, you're 1/2 way there, it's where you put on your underwear  This one is just perfect for the dude who likes to cook our tasty food!

Gift #8, thought these would be fun to use in the cool summer evening sun. These sticks you'll find tucked on the front porch of one neighborly Brady Bunch.

Gift #10, the very last one is hiding in the garage of a new pinner-on. A place where you've gone to enjoy simple things like drinks, cigars and warm bubbly things!


I'd love to hear how you celebrate your Anniversaries!!

5.13.2013

Teacher Appreciation Gifts


Last week was teacher appreciation week at my daughter school, so she and I put together a little gift each day of the week for her teacher. I managed to remember to take a pic of two of them at least!


Swedish Fish are my downfall and the perfect little treat to attach a tag saying,
"Thank you for letting me swim in  your school of fish!"


Some Thank You cards, Sharpie markers, Nail Polish and other fun neon supplies
are tucked into this little tin bucket with a note saying,
"Thank you for making us sharpies!"


5.01.2013

Organize Your Drawers


With two months left before the baby...I've gone into full nesting mode. Deep cleaning everything in my path, although it's taking me longer since naps are a must a few times a week! 

Here's a photo of the top drawer in my bathroom, a bit chaotic but I repurposed two vintage green cups I had in my craft room for bobby pins & hair ponies, took out items I no longer use and voila, something worth opening daily!


As minuscule as one organized drawer is, if you set your mind to working hard at one room a day (even if the rest of the house isn't up to par) eventually you'll get through it all. Just don't lose steam 1/2 way through. Then when summer finally rolls around, you'll be able to enjoy those warm months outside with your kiddos instead of cooped up inside cleaning and purging! 

Happy organizing!!