1.31.2011

Last day to enter AFS #4 Giveaway!

Quit your dawdling and go here to enter the last of my month's worth of giveaways!  The winner receives a custom personalized onesie or t-shirt of his/her choice AND a customized snack container and birthday plate



Even if you don't have kids, I bet you know a cute kid or two.  These make GREAT gifts.

Also, don't forget the discounts each seller has offered:
Dear Doodlez Designs is offering 10% off through Valentine's Day to Artsy Fartsy Shopaholic readers.  So, if you just can't wait to see if you are a winner OR you have other items in mind, just include "GIVEME10OFF" in the "notes" section when you are making your purchase on Etsy.

Mary at Three Loves is also offering 10% discount to AFS readers. Just enter "SHOPAHOLIC10"in the "notes" section when you are making your purchase on Etsy. You must enter by midnight (CST) tonight!



Owls and olives,
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1.26.2011

Coco's nursery featured on Spearmint Baby today!

Good morning to you all! Do you read Spearmint Baby? It is one of my favorite "baby blogs." The nurseries Shari features served as a bulk of my inspiration when planning Baby C's bedroom.

I am tickled pink that she featured ours today - go here to check it out!
For even more photos and lots of links to the items in her room, go here.  AND...If you want more info about the planning and work that went into getting her nursery ready, go here for the original plan, go to this one for details on the mobile, this post when I was torn about the furniture, and here for how to take a storebought crib skirt and make it your own.


(the original mood board/mock up of Baby C's room)

Now that our pumpernickel has been around for a few months, I have to say that her nursery is functioning pretty well.  The layout works, the rug is miraculously still in good condition, her furniture is great (although we did have to contact the merchant for a few replacement pieces), and the color is still very appealing to me.  The only things we added after her birth were a hamper, a trash can, a humidifier, and we moved more books from the bookshelf to the end table.  We also tried to install a dimmer switch, but for some reason, we couldn't get it to jive with the eco-friendly flourescent bulbs in her ceiling fan. 
If you are planning your nursery and have any questions, feel free to post a comment or shoot me an email at curtsies (at) gmail (dot) com.  If there is one thing I can think and talk about all day, it is shopping and decorating!

Mobiles and momentos,
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1.25.2011

And the winner is...(AFS Giveaway #3!)

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irst, I must thank
Paisley Tree Press and Primele for offering such wonderful items in this giveaway.  I know we all just drooled over everything (at least, I sure did!).  Even if you didn't win, I hope you will support these independent shops on Etsy.  Their items make great gifts for others, too! 

As stated before, the winner of this giveaway receives a beautiful Primele stamp and 12 Paisley Tree Press thank you cards. Pretty cool, huh?




Okay, on to the winner.  I am having computer issues, so I can't post a "screen print" of random.org's selection, but I wanted to announce the winner of Giveaway #3!  Using Random.org, the winner is comment #30!

Comment #30 says:
Anonymous said...



What a unique script on the stamp--love it!


--Mimi R
Congrats, Mimi R!  Please email me at curtsies (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize, and I will work on getting your goodies!

Also, I just can't resist...here is a picture of my "mini Minnie" that the Knight took this a.m. before taking her to school. 

Isn't she the cutest? 

Stationary and stamps,
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P.S. Don't forget to enter Giveaway #4 by Three Loves and Dear Doodlez Designs!  It ends next Monday, so you better hurry!

1.24.2011

AFS 5 Year Birthday Giveaway #4!

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hope you all had a WONDERFUL weekend!  We sure did.  The Knight's parents surprised us with an impromptu visit, Baby C turned on the charm and entertained everyone AND Miss Thing cut her first tooth!  Last night, I could actually see a little white tooth peeking out from her gums.  I am glad that she has something to show for her fussiness and late/long nights.  As much as I hate being tired, at least I know that her unhappiness can be attributed to her hard work in sprouting teeth.



Today's giveaway features two Etsy sellers who are near and dear to my heart.  Why?  Because I discovered both of them while shopping for my own baby girl!  That's right - today's giveaway is for the kids!

Dear Doodlez Designs makes all kinds of fun personalized items for kids and kids at heart!  I discovered Sarah's shop during Christmas shopping this past year, because I wanted a custom ornament for Caroline's first Christmas and my brother and his wife's first Christmas.  I was very, very pleased with the end result.

For this giveaway, Dear Doodlez Designs is giving away a customized "birthday plate" that the little one in your life can use birthday after birthday, as well as a personalized snack container.

Aren't these great?  As an added bonus, Dear Doodlez Designs is offering 10% off through Valentine's Day to Artsy Fartsy Shopaholic readers.  So, if you just can't wait to see if you are a winner OR you have other items in mind, just include "GIVEME10OFF" in the "notes" section when you are making your purchase on Etsy.  I have a feeling I'll be using this discount myself - I know a ton of little ones who could use something from her shop!

The second part of Giveaway #4 is from Three Loves - one custom, personalized onesie of the winner's choice! 
This stuff is to die for - cute fabrics, soft onesies, and fabulous style.  I ordered a onesie a while ago for my own sweet baby girl and one of the funky tie tees for one of our friend's baby boy, and we have gotten a ton of mileage out of both of them over the past few months.
Aren't they great?  I especially love these "necklace" onesies.  So cute!

Mary at Three Loves is also offering 10% discount to AFS readers.  Just enter "SHOPAHOLIC10"in the "notes" section when you are making your purchase on Etsy.

The Knight better keep me in check - I could go nuts in this shop!


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ere's how to enter:

Leave a comment below telling me which item(s) you crave.

In addition to leaving the above comment, you can earn extra entries by doing one, some or all of the following. (****Please leave a separate comment for each of your entries.****)


•Follow Artsy Fartsy Shopaholic and leave me a comment (or tell me that you are already a follower). Following on Google reader or subscribing to my RSS feeds works, too! Just let me know!
•"Like" Dear Doodlez Design on Facebook
•"Like" Three Loves on Facebook
•Post about this giveaway on your blog – include a link to this post
•Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter – include a link to this post
Giveaway ends on Monday, January 31st at midnight CST. A winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Tuesday , February 1st. The winner must claim their prize before Sunday, February 5th or a new winner will be selected. You must be 18 years old and either a U.S. or Canadian resident to enter.

Many, many thanks to Dear Doodlez Designs and Three Loves.  This is a fantastic giveaway! Hurry and enter!

Monograms and mommies,

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P.S. Today is the last day to enter Giveaway #3 with Primele and Paisley Tree Press.  Go here to enter today!

1.20.2011

And the winner is...(AFS Giveaway #2!)

Thanks to everyone who entered my 1st giveaway! As you know, one lucky AFS reader will a Janet Hill medium sized open edition print AND a Raincloud necklace in gray from Ruby Marilyn.  


A huge thanks to Janet Hill Studio and Ruby Marilyn for offering such covet-able items for this giveaway!

Using Random.org, Comment #12 is the winner! 

Comment #12 says:
Sarah said...
I visited Janet Hill Studio's website.
Congrats to Sarah for being the 2nd winner in this month's worth of giveaways!  Sarah, shoot me an email at curtsies (at) gmail (dot) com!  So excited for you, and I KNOW you will love both items.  Feel free to let us all know what you think when your prizes arrive!

If you didn't win this time, keep trying!  Giveaway #3 by Primele and Paisley Tree Press ends next Monday, and Giveaway #4 by Three Loves will be announced tomorrow.

Paintings and purls,
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1.19.2011

AFS 5 Year Blogaversary Post!

Today is the official 5 year birthday of the AFS blog.  (a little cheer! rah!) While my blog started from extremely humble beginnings (a flatulence post, really?), I am glad that it has stuck around to track the changing seasons of my life.
I have gone from fun-loving party girl to fun-loving mama.



This blog has taken me through law school (which consisted of a little studying and a lot of tailgating),
and the newest phase - parenthood.

I have shopped, and shopped, and shopped, and shopped.  Whew!  No wonder my debit card is worn thin and the numbers are rubbed off. :) 

I have, on occasion, been a tad bit Artsy Fartsy and crafty, as well.

I took a stab at Mancandy Monday and Football Fashion Friday.  I laid those ideas to rest when I got bored with them, but they may make a reappearance one day.  Currently Coveting posts are far and few between, but they show no sign of ceasing any time soon.

Suffice it to say, the AFS blog has covered a lot of my "life travels."  There's still plenty of gas in the proverbial tank, so it will continue to go as long as I am having fun doing it. 

If you have been a faithful reader, thank you so much for your comments and friendship.  If you are a new reader, welcome aboard and I hope you enjoy being a part of the AFS family!

To the Past, present and future,
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P.S. Stay tuned Giveaway #4! Today is the last day to enter Giveaway #2, and only a few more days to enter Giveaway #3!

1.18.2011

And the winner is...(AFS Giveaway #1!)

Thanks to everyone who entered my 1st giveaway! As you know, one lucky AFS reader will win a $50 gift card to spend on anything from any of the 200+ CSN Stores. A huge thanks to CSN Stores for sponsoring this contest, too!

Using Random.org, the 37th comment is the winner!

Comment 37 is:
Amanda Cantrell said...


Love free stuff!! I would probably get a wrap/carrier of some sort. Love babycarrying and love you!
4:18 PM
I am so excited to announce that the winner of giveaway #1 is Amanda Cantrell, a wonderful and dear real-life friend and author of "Our Life" blog.  She just had her 2nd child, a handsome baby boy, so I definitely think she will get plenty of use out of her new baby carrier while chasing around her toddler!

Congrats, girl! Now go get to shopping and pick out that baby carrier you were pining for! 

If you haven't already entered giveaways #2 and #3, hurry up!  #2 ends tomorrow.  Stay tuned for a 4th giveaway later this week...this one will be for your sweet babies and is made possible by  Three Loves on etsy.

Congrats again, Amanda!  

Winners and whimsy,
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1.17.2011

AFS 5 Year Birthday Giveaway #3!

I am so excited to share with you the 3rd giveaway to celebrate my blog's 5th year anniversary!  Today's giveaway would not be possible without Primele and Paisley Tree Press's generosity!



Both of these etsy sellers have items that I have had in my "favorites" for quite some time.  The thought behind today's giveaway is thankfulness.  In this fast paced world, the hand-written note is often neglected.  Emails, texts, and calls are great, but there is something wonderful about holding a card with a loved one's thoughts and words of gratitude captured on the page. I treasure hand-written cards so much, I have amassed quite a collection.  I never know what to do with all of the wonderful sentiments I have received in the mail, but I hate to throw away such a tangible reflection of a person whom I treasure.

To celebrate the time-honored tradition of the hand-written note, I am thrilled to offer this giveaway's winner a beautiful, calligraphy-inspired address stamp by Primele 
AND a set of 12 thank you letterpress cards from Paisley Tree Press!
(winner's choice of 12 of the Garden Thank You Cards OR Thank You Thank You Cards)



I love the Primele stamps because they take the old-school staple (the humble rubber stamp) and up the ante with such beautiful script.  The Paisley Tree Press cards are printed 100% cotton {tree-free} paper and are created using a circa 1902 letterpress. Pretty cool, huh?

Here's how to enter:

Leave a comment below telling me which items you have your eye on.  Earn extra entries by the following.  Please leave a separate comment for each of your entries.  
  • Follow Artsy Fartsy Shopaholic and leave me a comment (or tell me that you are already a follower)
  • "Like" Paisley Tree Press on Facebook
  • "Like" Primele on Facebook
  • Post about this giveaway on your blog – include a link to this post
  • Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter – include a link to this post
Giveaway ends on Monday, January 24th at midnight CST.   A winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Tuesday , January 25th .  The winner must claim their prize before Sunday, January 30th or a new winner will be selected.  You must be 18 years old and either a U.S. or Canadian resident to enter.   Maximum of 4 entries per person.
This is a fantastic giveaway!  Hurry and enter!

Fountain pens and friendship,


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P.S. Don't forget to enter giveaways #1 and #2 of the AFS 5 Year Birthday Extravaganza!  To enter to win the $50 CNS gift card, go here.  To enter to win a Janet Hill Studio's print and a handwoven necklace from Ruby Marilyn, go here.  You can enter every giveaway, so don't hold back!

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