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Friday, April 16, 2010

my Favorite Things


Moda recently asked some of use Bake Shoppers to send in our projects for their annual retreat for shop owners. Thank you to Susan of americanquiltretailer.com for letting me use her photo. You can see my coloring bag and the child's apron and chef's hat. How fun!

Did you see the pattern makeover button on my sidebar? Leisel of Brown Paper Packages is making over patterns starting tomorrow. She is having some guest bloggers and you just might see someone you all know really well. Hmm. Better check it out!

So what else is new? Did someone say something about a birthday? And a giveaway? A gi-normous giveaway? Okay, here goes. I LOVE my birthday! Love, love, love it!!! My husband doesn't get the whole birthday thing, but he knows I love it, so he tries to go along. I tell everyone it's about to be my birthday for about a month leading up to it each year. And this year is a big one. Two numbers exactly the same. Not 22 (don't want to go back there) and not 44. So you can guess!

I decided to give away some of my favorite things. I have 5 prizes. 5! Whoo hoo!

5. A $10 gift certificate to Starbucks. Or if you don't have a Starbucks, I'll send you a sack of their coffee. My fav drink is the Zebra. It's half mocha and half white chocolate. I don't make it there very often, but it's always enjoyable.

4. Either a bottle of my favorite lotion or a bar of my favorite soap. Haven't decided which one yet. Lipi de Provence. It's made in France. Oh my word, it smells so good. And it's all made out of shea butter. Utterly delightful.

3. A pair of puddle jumper shoes. Oh wow! Now, you have to need these to win them. So be sure to let me know. I bought these for Emilie and she might have worn them twice. They are size 8, but everything runs small so they are really a 7. They are leather and beautiful. But a little bit narrow. She won't wear them.

2. Eight coordinating fat quarters. Aren't they pretty? I believe they are a 3 Sisters from Moda line and I just haven't used them despite their prettiness. (They may be missing a little square here and there but they are nearly fat quarters) :o)

1. My favorite, favorite thing. Riley Blake's Summer Song fabric (1/2 yard) and Anna Griffin fabric. I'm not sure how much, but somewhere around a yard. Mmmm. Doesn't it feel like summer? This is a hard one to give up. In fact, I bought another half yard of Riley Blake but I can't do it. Sorry! But you will see it here in the form of something or other pretty soon!



Now, I have lots more favorite things, but I kinda thought 5 were enough. How to win:

You don't have a lot of time! I'm closing the contest at midnight on Monday, April 19, so hurry and enter.
1. Leave me happy birthday wishes for one chance.
2. Blog, facebook, twitter, e-mail so others can come to the party for 2 chances.
3. Become a follower for 5 chances. If you're already a follower, that's worth 5 chances too, but make sure you tell me.

And then leave me a separate comment for each entry. Don't just leave one comment telling me you did everything; you'll only get one vote!

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8

Love,
xoxo

84 comments :

Michael and Rachelle said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you get some of your favorite things. I am a follower already I just love your blog.

about me: said...

Happy birthday to you! I hope your day is filled with love and sunshine!

about me: said...

I am also a follower!

Lizzy @ Lizzy Designs said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day. :)

Lizzy @ Lizzy Designs said...

I'm a follower!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday! Im already a follower of your crafty blog. Enjoy your day!

Needled Mom said...

Gee....I wonder what birthday it could be??????? Hmmmm. I do hope you will have a year filled with blessings.

Needled Mom said...

I joyfully follow you already!!

Haws Family said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it's the best one yet. :)

Haws Family said...

I am a faithful follower, and love to hear about your crafts, and to hear from a fellow-Christian who cares about family values!

Lynne said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy your special day! I hope you discover a new "favorite thing" today!

Lynne said...

I'm also a follower. Thanks!

Lisa Marie said...

I already follow. I already blog and facebook link you all the time, I already wished you a happy birthday 2 or 3 (?) times. But I REALLY want that giftcard! Notice I said want? I'm doing this all in one comment because I really don't *need* any of the prizes. I'm curious about that lotion though!

Karin said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you'll have a wonderful day, filled with wishes come true and the persons that love you most.

Oh, and I already am a follower of your blog.

Katie B. said...

Woo hoo! Happy birthday. Thanks for sharing the love.

Katie B. said...

I'm a follower!
P.S. I don't think my son would wear the shoes, so if my number comes up with that prize, please pass it along to someone else!

grammy and papi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Melissa!! Let's see, is it "33" or "55"?? LOL Oh, I guess it must be 33. My birthday in July will be a double digit also, but it's "double, your double digit"!! That means I'll really be OLD. I love reading your blog and intend to make the apron/chef hat for my youngest granddaughter's 3rd birthday.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

grammy and papi said...

I've been a follower for several weeks now. Thanks for such a great give away.

Have a God Filled Day]
Shirley

grammy and papi said...

I've included your give away on my blog. Hope you have a great Birthday.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

Christy said...

I am a follower and of course "Happy B-Day" Hope you have a big party in that beautiful green kitchen!

Anne-Mette said...

A BIG happy birthday to you ... it could be something with a 3X ;-)?
I hope, you will have a wonderful day with your family.

Anne-Mette said...

And YES I am folowing your blog from far away.
Greetings from Denmark,
Anne-Mette

deserae said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!

deserae said...

I am a follower!

deserae said...

I tweeted your giveaway!

des_erae

Crystal Hendrix said...

Happy Birthday!! :D You are so sweet to do a giveaway for your birthday!! :D

Crystal Hendrix said...

I am already a follower!! I enjoy reading your blog in my daily routine!

Crystal Hendrix said...

I twittered about your awesome giveaway!!

Katie said...

This is my children's favorite version of "Happy Birthday" - "Hippo Birdie 2 Ewe"! I hope it is a lovely one (although it looks like the weather is a changing again). I didn't realize I wasn't a follower because I check your website almost daily to look for all your fabulous projects and ideas. Love the new kitchen color - it is so bright and springy!

Liz said...

Happy birthday! Just found your blog, I love that fabric!

Liz said...

And I became a follower!

Liz said...

And I blogged about you!

Sam said...

Happy Birthday! Have some fun, eat cake.

Sam said...

I'm a follower, too.

iris*hill said...

I'm already a faithful follower--it's how I know what's going on in your life. :)

iris*hill said...

And Happy Birthday--BTW I thought the kitchen was going to be yellow? Green is my new favorite color though so it's all good.

iris*hill said...

I'm going to FB about your giveaway, but reluctantly. It will just bring more entries and lessen my chances of winning.

Jenny said...

happy birthday Melissa...I hope your birthday is as lovely as you are! (my mom manages a Hallmark store...have I been brainwashed or what??)
your giveaways are terrific, id be up for any of them...my niece would fit nicely in those sugar sweet shoes! hope you have some special activities planned for the day!

Jenny said...

i happily follow your blog.

sharon said...

Hi Melissa and Happy Birthday! You gotta be 22--even for a few more years! Sharonj.

sharon said...

I am also a follower, thanks once again. Sharonj.

momawake said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your day was special.

momawake said...

I just became a follower.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! Thanks for entering me in you sweet giveaway :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am a follower!

Clair said...

It's your birthday, shout hurray! Thanks for the giveaway!

Clair said...

I follow you on my sidebar!

barbara said...

happy birthday to you! alles gute zum geburtstag!
barbara (switzerland)

Megan said...

Hope you have a very happy birthday!

I am also a follower.

sbmeeks said...

I'm a follower!

sbmeeks said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! :)

jaybird said...

ohh thanks for showing that pic!! it's nice to see my quilt up there!! & happy birthday!!

doreen said...

Happy Birthday, I just found your blog through the Moda Cake blog when looking for your cute carseat cover tutorial.
You have such a pleasant blog. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a great Birthday!
My daughter could probably wear the size 7's in a bit, she's almost outgrown her size 4/5 crocs.

Annette said...

Hey Melissa,
On another website you were wondering about the software used to create designs and print on fabric that was used on PR. I believe it's called "QImage". Google it. The digital printing group on Yahoo disclosed it.
Annette

Jeff and Holly said...

Happy Birthday! I am also crazy about birthdays and my husband isn't. I hope you have a great day! Oh, and my 2 year old daugher would totally fit in those shoes, dang cute!

Jeff and Holly said...

Oh, and I'm a follower!

Patty said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a terrific day.

Patty said...

I'm already a follower.

Becky said...

Happy birthday! So glad we share a birthday! What a neat thing!
My fav drink at Starbucks is their Carmel Apple SPice. My fav gift last year was a gift card there...I made it last awhile. Happy birthday!!!

Becky said...

I am a follower too!

Caci said...

Happy Birthday...I am guessing 33! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Caci said...

I follow your blog!

Caci said...

I blogged about your giveaway at www.homespunmomma.blogspot.com.

Jen said...

Happy birthday! I hope your day is wonderful!

Jen said...

I am a follower!

Sahmy said...

Happy Birthday!

Sahmy said...

I am a follower.

Erin said...

Melissa - I am so sorry I missed wishing you a happy birthday yesterday! I was busy busy busy making 2 1/2 sheet cakes this weekend. Hope you had a great day celebrating with your hubby and kiddos!

Erin said...

I am a follower! :)

Marie said...

Hey Melissa- Hope you had a great Birthday!!!!

carmel said...

hi melissa
happy happy birthday!
i wish you the best!
and its great that you love your birthday. i used to love it until my husbend got to me with his apathy about birthdays but at least i still make a big deel over our kids birthdays- i love them!
so happy birthday!

carmel said...

i follow you
thanks

carmel said...

and i blogged about it
happy birthday
and thanks!

becky @ becky ann designs said...

Number 1 is my absolute favorite, but they are all great. Happy Birthday!

becky @ becky ann designs said...

I became a follower!

becky @ becky ann designs said...

I blogged about your giveaway at www.beckyanndesigns.blogspot.com

Mama Lusco said...

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Mama Lusco said...

I follow you! luscofamily@ortelco.net

Mama Lusco said...

I follow you! luscofamily@ortelco.net

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Jiaying said...

Happy birthday! Hope you enjoy all the new and old things in the new year.

Jiaying said...

I already follow you in Google Reader. Does that count? :)

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