$50 Target Gift Card Giveaway with Kelley

jingle bells, jingle bells....

Did you hear that??? 
No, really?

  jingle bells, jingle bells..... 

Please someone tell me I'm not going mad! 
jingle bells, jingle bells.....
There it is again! 

Kelley & Friends have teamed up to give you a $50 Target Gift Card and who can't use a new pair of slippers this year? Hurry and enter, cause if you didn't win the Powerball, you can still win this!

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FB is getting COAL this Holiday!

Promote your Post?? Um, okay...I didn't realize money grew on trees! Just saw today on my LeroyLime FB page that you can now PAY FB so that more people can view your posts...bwahaha...sorry, couldn't help the evil laugh from slipping out. I think NOT!! There are too many people trying to snag everyones attention, if my creative voice gets heard, that's great and if not...well, I won't shrivel up and die! 

Just my wee little rant for the day, hope your week is going SWELL 


November Sponsor Giveaway with Kimberly

Welcome to the A Night Owl November Sponsor Giveaway!

Let's hope the grinch hasn't come out after your black Friday holiday shopping, I stayed at home and cyber shopped this year with the hubs instead of playing grab-all with the crowds...and I do have to say, I'm looking forward to having present delivered right to my door, no car seats or cranky children involved.

Today the sponsors and friends of A Night Owl are joining up to bring you an amazing $50 gift card to Target! Just in time for the holidays! And we all KNOW Target is high on all our Santa lists, 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 2nd, 2012.
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TERMS & CONDITIONS: Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on December 2, 2012. 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 $50.00. 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.


Vintage Cowgirl Party

If you've got a little cowgirl on your hands, head on over to Kangaroo Mama's blog and have a galloping good time checking out all of her fun party decorations and ideas. I enjoyed creating coordinating party decorations for her and they will soon be listed in the shop!

photos courtesy of Kangaroo Mama

Decorations (Treat Bag Toppers, Cupcake Toppers, Mini and Large Rosettes, Birthday Banner): Leroy Lime



Truth- Who can't stop smiling when they see something they've made snag a hot spot on someone else's blog?? 


Thank you Jenny for the fabulous shout out!!

click on my featured tab above to see where else LeroyLime has made a mark!


2012 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide with Monika

Looking for just the right gift for your loved ones this holiday season?? Monika, who blogs over at Life With Lovebugs, put together this wonderful Holiday gift guide that includes all handmade shops, if you have a second, come check out all the lovelies she's found for you!

and happy shopping!!


How-To Make a Paper Bag Rosette

I recently made decor for a cowgirl themed birthday party. A request was made for much larger rosettes than what I typically make for my banners, so I decided to try my hand at a paper bag rosette. It really is quite simple and I took photos of the process to help guide you during this fun project. They make a great natural backdrop, hung from different lengths of ribbon or twine and you can add any color in the center to make them match your own party or wedding decor.

1. I only used one side of the paper bag and cut the entire back off (the part without the bottom) then cut the large rectangle in 1/2, straight down the middle, so you have two long rectangles.
2. start folding an elementary fan fold, back and forth, back and forth, just try to keep the folds the same size.
3. Attach a strip of adhesive to the inside fold of the ends. I use double sided strong sticky tape (or what crafters call boloney tape, since you peel off the red backing), you can find this at any craft store and it really is amazing stuff! and then depending on how full you want your rosette, you keep attaching more to the ends, to get your desired length. I used three strips of paper bag per rosette.
4. Peel off the last piece of backing from your tape and now you'll have a full folded circle, which you form into a lamp shade shape and then lightly push down the center to form your rosette.
5. Have a hot glue gun handy and insert glue into the center hole and around the top edges where you will be covering with whatever shape or stamped image/message you'd like. Attach that right away.
6. Punch a hole in one top side and string up for decoration. 

You can also make smaller versions of these for your Christmas trees, a fun project to do with your little kiddos or young cousins! Have fun folding!


Toothbrush Storage

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a photo I took awhile ago of my kiddos toothbrush drawer. I took this one today, after I put each of the liner bins in the dishwasher to rid of toothpaste junk...and tada, a new clean drawer. Piece of cake and there isn't any arguing at bedtime!