Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Lazy Sunday and some Giveaway Winnings!

Hi everyone! Hope everybody is enjoying their Sunday. We have had a rainy, dreary day here in Virginia, but that didn't stop me and the hubby from taking what is quickly becoming our "weekly Sunday drive"! We must be getting old!! LOL! We checked out one of our favorite indoor flea markets at which we found nothing. :( Then we drove to one of our favorite discount "off brand" stores where I found the perfect kitchen island! It was black with two stools that fit underneath it. They were asking $60 for it and I really wanted it! But hubby, being the crafty woodworker that he is, told me he could build the island for me for much less! So off to our favorite home improvement store we went to price the materials. We were in my car which is rather small, so buying the lumber today was out of the question. But it was fun looking, and we found out that he can get all the materials needed for less than $20!!! So next weekend he is taking his truck back to the store and picking up the supplies. I am soooo excited!!

O.k., now on to the best part ~ MY GIVEAWAY WINNINGS!!!! Over the past couple of weeks, I've been the fortunate and lucky winner of two wonderful giveaways from my blogging friends. The first one is this beautiful sign I won from Mandy over at Mandy From Mayberry. She makes all her own signs and let me just tell ya, this picture does not do it justice! I love it and it looks perfect over my mirror and shelf right beside my front door. Thank you so much Mandy, you are a doll!

Then I won these awesome goodies from Kitty over at ShabbyKat's Primitive's Sundries 'N Such. She makes all her own grubby jars and hand pours her candles. The one I won is Apple Jack 'N Peel scented. It smells soooo good! She also made some wonderfully smelling tarts in Banana Nut Bread scent. Oh my gosh, these things smell good enough to eat! Also included were two grubbied battery powered flickering tea lights and two hand made tags. I have some pillar candles I am working on grubbying (is that even a word??) up that these will be used in and the tags I tied to my grapevine wreath for now. Thank you so much for everything, Kitty! You outdid yourself on this giveaway!

One more thing before I go. My crafty cousin, Mary, has ventured into blogland. She is an amazing person who never fails to make me laugh. Please go over to her blog and show her some love. Click here to get there.

Well, that's all I have for now. I just made pizza for the kid and I'd better get in there and get a piece before it's all gone! I hope everyone has a great week!

Until next time. . .



  1. you got some great stuff there Donna:) My hubby likes to build things too, aren't we lucky?? SO much cheaper that way! I will go check in on Mary!

  2. Congrats on all your winnings Donna. You got some really great things there. See, you are getting a little back from you being so generous with your giveaways.
    You are really lucky that your hubby can build things. I can't wait to see your new island. Please be sure and post pictures of it when you get it done.

  3. You won some really cute things! I'm so jealous that you have a husband that likes to do woodworking - can't wait to see the finished product.

  4. I love Sunday drives but don't get to do them a whole lot! Thanks for your nice comments!

  5. Donna~

    You are a lucky lady! Winning two different blog giveaways! You should go to Vegas, I bet you would be a big winner there too! I can't wait to see your island when you are finished! I bet it will be great when your hubby finishes it! I hope you have a great week and I will be sure to check out your cousin's blog!


  6. You are one lucky gal!!! Love the goodies. Miss my Sunday drives but we do them when hubby is home. Cant wait for our big flea markets open up here n May. Guess I'd better save my pennies!
    Have a great week!

  7. You really had a winning streak going! :) You won some great stuff! I bet that box from Kitty smelled wonderful! Thank you for your cousin's blog address. I will be checking it out.

    Take Care,

  8. How awesome that your hubby is going to be making you an island!! I can't wait to see it (and I'm sure you're pretty excited about seeing it too, haha!).

    I love your 'Amazing Grace' sign that Mandy made. That is so sweet! I also love all your goodies from Kitty. So exciting to win so much, huh?!

    I'll go check out Mary's blog now, thanks for the info.