*** UPDATE!!! SWAP IS FULL! THANK YOU for your OVERWHELMING RESPONSE! Cant WAIT to see all of your beautiful creations! ***
HAPPY NEW YEARS my sweet friends!!!! I hope all of you had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year. My hubby and I went to New Orleans with some couple friends of ours to watch the GA Bulldawgs play at the Sugar Bowl. We had a blast watching our team WIN!!!! Us girls wore feather boa's in our teams colors while celebrating down on Bourbon Street, and the guys wore the traditional beads. NO! I did NOT flash my "girls" for beads. hee! hee!
Here is a picture of an UGA look alike. He's sticking his tounge out at me. :)
We celebrated New Years day with having brunch at the very well known Commanders Palace. Omigosh! The food was scrumptious! We had the jazz brunch, and I was so full by the time dessert came they almost had to roll me out! LOL!!!
My girlfriends Deidra and Stephanie.
Bloody Mary's and Champagne. YUM!!!!!
Hubby's Creme brulee
My YUMMY southern pecan pie a la mode.
Now that Im back home, Im SERRRRIOUSLY trying to get back to good eating habits and wean myself off of sugar. Well, it's sooooo hard knowing that VALENTINES Day is just around the corner, and YOU know what that means!!!!
Im THRILLED to announce that Im hosting my FIRST swap ever! Im actually co-hosting it with Miss Cheryl of Rosey Posey Confections and bless her heart she just moved into a new house and she STILL does not have internet connection. I know ALL of us would be going thru serious D.T.'s without our computer. She emails me by going to her Mother In laws house. hee! hee!
Anyhoo! Back to the details of the swap. We brainstormed and thought it would be FUN to host a "Secret Admirer Valentines Swap". Here are the details
* Swap is open for 40 people. Deadline to sign up is Jan 11th. The swap gift must be mailed by no later than Feb 6th. We want everyone to have their gift by Valentines Day.
* The swap must consist of three Traditional Valentines theme.
* One thing must be handmade- It can include all the elements, two, or just one. Doesn't matter. It can be an ornament, friendship pin, pretty decorative valentines day box, tussie mussie, ornament, collage, whatever your little heart desires. The chocolate can be a small box of chocolates you buy, or a simple candy bar.
The TWIST to the swap is after everyone has signed up, Cheryl and I will draw a name for each of you and tell you WHO you are making your swap gift for and provide you with their home address. However, the receipent will NOT know who the swap gift is from, because the shipping box label will have your return address, but your name is NOT to be on the package, just your return address. ( Let's hope MOST of you will NOT recognize someone by address alone, however if it's from Australia it's kind of a dead give away. hee! hee! JK! ) Everyone must have their gift by Valentines Day in which we will host a virtual Valentines Day party. On that day all that have participated in the swap must post on their blog pictures of the swap gift THEY made, and WHO their secret admirer IS. The fun part will be searching and visiting EVERYONES blog to see who YOUR admirer is that sent you your swap gift. Does this make sense? RECAP.... We assign you a name, you make and mail the swap gift, but with NO name attached only return address. Than on Feb 14th we have a virtual party, and everyone involved in the swap can post their pictures on their blog of who their secret admirer is they made the gift for. The fun part is searching and looking at all the participants blogs to find YOUR admirer. Please email me if I've thrown ya for a loop on this one. Cheryl and I thought this would be super fun.
We will host a fun Valentines Day party the anyone can attend. Feel free to post pics of your Valentines Day home decor, flowers if you receive them, children, candy, your IDEA of a romantic Valentines date with your sweetie. ANYTHING that fills your heart with love!
* Please email me directly if you are interested in signing up and I will need your home address as well. DEADLINE IS JAN 11th.
** Also, PLEASE also let me know if you are NOT able to ship abroad.
*** Here is the blog button you can post on your blog site. THANK YOU KRIS HURST FOR THE ADORABLE BUTTON!!!! :)
I already have the Valentines Day bug, and recently made this SUPER SWEET Valentines Day bunny fairy keepsake box. She is the "Be Mine" Fairy bunny, and she is adorned with candy sweethearts. She is available in my Etsy shop.
I hope many of you will join in our swap fun! I have some sweet Valentine creations Im working on right now AND a Valentines Shadowbox filled with the loveliest pretties to share with you all soon!!!! HUGS & KISSES!!! XOXO,