Birthday Bash Giveaway with A Night Owl Blog

Welcome to the Birthday Bash Favorite Things Giveaway!

Hosted by A Night Owl.
It's Kimberly of A Night Owl's birthday, and YOU get the presents! Today we're giving away a few of her favorite things: a Cupcake Diamond Candle, $25 to Starbucks, $25 to Anthropologie, and a Julep Maven Nail Polish! You KNOW you want to win! ONE winner takes all!
Open in the USA and Canada.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on September 7th, 2012.


Etsy Gift Cards, say WHAT?!

Announcing Etsy Gift Cards!!!

Story by natalieschwartz Published on Aug 30, 2012 in Product Announcements
If you are an Etsy seller based in the US, you may have seen a notice in your account about Etsy Gift Cards coming this fall. Site-wide gift cards have been a long-requested feature for buyers and sellers alike, and we could not be more excited about introducing them for the holidays!
Gift cards will be the perfect present for the Etsy-obsessed shopper in your life, but even more importantly they’ll be a way for us to introduce new buyers to Etsy. Our community of buyers has grown incredibly in the past year, which can be attributed largely to people like you spreading the word and marketing your shops. Gift cards will allow us to be more aggressive in our own marketing efforts by distributing gift cards to partners and creating promotional offers.
So how will Etsy Gift Cards work?
Starting this fall, any member will be able to purchase a gift card with a US credit card. You can email the gift card directly to a friend or print one out to give in person. The gift card credit will be in the form of a code, which buyers will use towards purchases at any shop accepting direct checkout.
I am SERIOUSLY so excited about this, I can't stop bouncing up and down in my seat!! Or maybe that's my afternoon coffee kicking in, either way, get excited people because the holidays are approaching quickly and we all need a bit of handmade love to spread around!

What's happening in LeroyLime World

Not much going on over here...besides whipping up several orders of LeroyLime paper rosettes, finished editing my last photography session from RI (can I get a yeeHAW!) and sanded down a curbside junker from RI yesterday (and yes, my hubby was THRILLED we moved it with us, not). So this little lady will soon get a new coat of paint, can you guess what color??


Pinterest Link Party

Back in November of last year, I threw an Angry Birds Birthday party for my 4 year old. Using Pinterest as my inspiration, I had fun watching all the little birds and games come to life with my own hands!

You can check out my blog posts below, which feature more projects and games.

So, in light of A Night Owl Blog Birthday Bash Week, I thought it fitting to link up Pinterest Birthday party ideas. Here are a few of my fav's...

and we can't leave out the girls


Horsin' Around

And here's what my pretty little white board looks like now...

GORGEOUS aren't they??

I found these little beauties on ETSY, surprise surprise!!...At a sweet little shop called CamillaCotton. I kindly asked if she'd paint them colors to coordinate with my daughters bedding and she quickly replied with a yes. I was beyond THRILLED when they arrived in the mail, all bubble wrapped and ready to hang. 

Since we move every couple of years, I wanted the hooks easy to transport, so a board seemed the best fit. That way we only have two screws to deal with and two holes to fill instead of six! 

Another sweet addition to the horse themed room, LOVE it!


Bored Yet?

Or rather, BOARD yet? Another sneak peak. This 
project is for my daughter's bedroom. She's recently become
intrigued with horses, so we changed up her room theme from 
birds to horses and it's been fun using Etsy and my
hubby's DIY skills to pull it all together.

I snagged a piece of scrap wood from the newly built bed, sanded down
the edges a bit and then used leftover white stain (two coats) which
still lets the grain of the wood show through.

All done! (and during nap time, hooray)
Check back tomorrow to see the finished project!


August Group Giveaway with Leah V

Head on over to Leah V for an August Giveaway!! 
After being on vacation mode for almost two months, I figured 
I'd get myself on a 'back to school' schedule, hehe!

LeroyLime is offering up a set of sweet elephant 'Thanks' 
notecards. All you have to do is enter to win!


August Group Giveaway with Truly Lovely

Head on over to Truly Lovely and enter to win this set of 
Mustache Stache Gift Tags
courtesy of yours truly-LeroyLime

There are some other great prizes up for grabs too, just a few clicks 
and follows and you'll be entered to win them all! 

Sunday Score

With my DH finally back home, I was able to run into town sans kids and decided to do a little thrift shop browsing as well. I happened upon this sweet orange treasure at Goodwill and snatched it up. With a whopping price tag of $1.49, hardy har... it makes a perfect colorful addition to a bookcase in our living room. 
I adore the two black and white photos of our parents cutting their wedding cakes, we had these on display at our own wedding, gracing the cake table.


Awesome August Group Giveaway with A Night Owl

Welcome to the Awesome August Group Giveaway at A Night Owl! So many fabulous prizes this time around, be sure to go visit this month's lovely sponsors and check out the awesome stuff they're giving away!

Erika from Life Unfluffed (formerly known as T.E. and Baby) is plain awesome! She's uber talented and runs multiple blogs and a design business, but she wants you to get to know her here! Join Erika and her weekly "goal for the week" link ups to try to get things done!

Chelsea of Yours Truly is truly a gem! She runs a design shop and has also started a fun "Return the Favor Hop" on Wednesdays! You can link up there each week and the theme changes from GFC, to Twitter and others!

April from Wildflowers & Whimsy is such a great blog buddy of mine! You'll just love her and her blog, so make sure you stop by to say hi! She's also so very talented and runs a virtual "Sewing School" on her blog. Free sewing classes? Who doesn't love that?

Kelley from The Grant Life is another blog buddy! You likely already know and love her, but if you don't, be sure to stop by! She runs a "Financial Friday" linky party where anything goes! So go link up starting Thursday evening to be at the top of the list!

Kendall of Songbirds & Buttons have been buds from the start! She an amazingly sweet and giving person, and a wonderful mother...oh and a fellow Pyrex collector! I just love that! Kendall hosts a Baby Bird Letters Link Party every Tuesday where you can link up sweet posts to or about your little ones, how adorable is that? PS - she's a virtual bloggy assistant, so if you're looking for a little help, I guarantee that this is your gal!

What can I say about Kim from Singledou[b]t? Well she's plain fantastic and just the sweetest gal around! And now she's joining up with some great blogs to host "Link & Mingle: Sisters in Blogging" on Thursdays. This new Link Up will join up 8 Social Media outlets. A great way to get to know new blogs and the people behind them.

Want to read stories on parenthood from someone who tells it like it is? Or discover fabulous easy-to-make recipes to beef up your dinner routine? Then Delilah's blog, Confessions of a Semi-Domesticated Mama, is the blog for you! And her blog is a hot spot! So if you're looking for someone to sponsor and you don't win her ad below, you can use promo code NIGHTOWL to get 20% off any ad on her site for September! Go now!

Shannon of Sassy Lemonade is so talented and fun! I just bought my first piece from her, an adorable anchor bracelet, that I just love and get so many complements on! And get this, Sassy Lemonade just turned 1! Shannon has a passion for jewelry making and you'll see that evident in her work. She's a Military Wife and a Busy Mom of 4, but when she's not running after them, she likes to spend her time creating new pieces and blogging about the shop and her personal life.

I just adore Erin and her blog, The Thirty Spot, a blog dedicated to women in their 30s, but women of all ages appreciate the tips. Each week she features a guest blogger who writes for the Love for 30 Project. Women from all over the world have contributed about what they love about being 30, their experiences, what they have learned or what their expectations are/were. Let her know if you are interested in joining the project!

At this point, you should know and love Angie and Little Inspiration as much as I do! She and I partner on a lot of projects, she's so amazingly talented and such a great mother to little Aries! I've joined up with Angie on Fridays to host the Create & Inspire Linky Party. The party is open to any creative DIY, craft and/or recipe posts! It opens every Friday at 4pm PT, so be sure to come join us and link up your fabulous projects!

Dawn is hilarious. I mean it. If you haven't connected with her through her social media outlets, you must! Oh and she's so very talented and sells the most amazing paper products through LeroyLime on Etsy! Check out these ADORABLE little monkey invitations. Who wouldn't love to receive one of these? Oh and she has a new blog, so make sure you follow along and get to know her better!

Have you heard of Kintage? It's an amazing online shop that sells adorable dresses and accessories at a fantastic price! And every Tuesday this month, they will be having a new giveaway at their blog! So be sure to follow along to take advantage of the amazing giveaways, and I've also seen some great deals on Facebook too! So be sure to become a fan - NOW!

Jess and the boys is a blog filled with fun family stories, educational posts and yuuummy recipes! Always a good read! So stop by to say hi, get to know their family, and learn a little along the way! Jess is also giving away $25 to Macy's at Two in Diapers later this week - little plug!

Now Kristina is not only Organic Mami, but a Big Apple Mami! Kristina runs an organic lotion, lip balm and skin care shop on Etsy but also hosts a Simple Steps to Healthy Living linky party every Wednesday! So be sure to go link up your healthy living posts!

Ok, stop what you're doing now and go follow Holly at The Artist Who Never Starved! She's amazingly talented and has a great eye for beauty. I always enjoy her posts! Oh and going on RIGHT NOW on her blog she has a Geocaching/Adventure of the Week link-up! Go share and link-up any recent adventures or Geocaching finds for International Geocaching Day!

Ah, to be twenty again. Miss Aimee shares with us her life's adventures over at Aimee's World, and I have to admit I enjoy reading along! On Fridays you can find Aimee rounding up and linking up her Friday Favorites, so fun!

We have another healthy living guru in the group! Becca from Humble Bumble hosts a Healthy Tuesday linky party where you can link-up any health-related posts, whether they be healthy recipes, exercise posts, or any other tid-bits! She also shares her tips and advice weekly, so informative!
Well that’s quite a HAUL ladies! To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. There is a BONUS included for completing ALL entries! Entries will be received through midnight on Saturday, August 25th!
Good luck!


Disney Baby Feature

I feel completely humbled and honored today, when I received this note from Mary Lauren. 

"Hi there,
I'm Mary Lauren and I write for Disney Baby. I recently posted about vintage-themed baby showers, and I wanted to let you know that I featured one of your designs."

Click the link below to be taken to her article.

If you are planning a Vintage Baby Shower, 
you can find these 'rubber baby buggy bumpers' 
cupcake toppers HERE


Make-Up Mayhem

So with a new move, comes new space (or lack there of-which is NOT the case in this house) drawers, cupboards, blank walls...and more room for DIY and Pinterest ideas, wink wink!

I've always kept my make up in a bag, brushes in the pocket. Till my dear hubby surprised me with a snazzy brush set and roll out MOTHER-load holder with brushes, LOVE him! So the brushes went elsewhere but I was still digging around in my Mary Poppins bag for the right shades, till now.

Oh goody a DRAWER, which I didn't even spot, no kidding...till week 2 in our house. So I promptly unpacked my make up and it looked like this, yuck right?

off to Target for some drawer liners, which of course had to match the shower curtain. A little tossing and dispersing of NON facial items and voila, a beautifully organized drawer, that doesn't shift with every pull of the handle!

 I have seen other fun ideas on Pinterest for make up storage as well, here are a few of my fav's if you don't happen to have an empty drawer of your own.

pinned from
Laura Thoughts

pinned from
The Look

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if you'd like to join in on a FABULOUS linky Pinterest party, head on over here!

FaceBook Peeps

Just saw my LeroyLime FB page hit 200 likes today, thumbs up I say! I blushed and can't seem to wipe this silly grin off my face. Thank you to all my 'likers' out there, near and far, you 100% made my day!