Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Some Shabby Pretties and Give away!!

Wow....I've been gone almost a whole month! I have to apologize for that. Call it crazy here with the Christmas season, kids, church and etc. I have had such a messy house due to kids home and life being busy. I still can't seem to get on top of the clutter. I really need to get some organizing done. My craft stuff is everywhere and I dream of having a room dedicated to my crafting. I lost that when McKale was born and I am missing it so much! I am constantly crafting so it seems I can never get anything picked up and looking nice. Right now I am working on a Valentine swap. I have to make 14 Valentine's that are similar. I decided to make heart jewelry with altered art images on them. They are turning out so awesome. After the swap I will post some pictures!
I wanted to leave you with a few pics of redos in my house. I started last night taking down the Christmas stuff. It is a really long process...so it will take me a couple days. Hoping the hubby will take down the tree for me tonight. I took off all the ornies, so now it's up to him. Then he'll get to move a big piece of furniture in that spot, so I can't see him being excited!
I wanted simple new years resolutions that I could keep...so here they are:

1) Smile more!

2) Make more friends!

3) Blog more!

4) Enjoy the simple things!

5) Give my everyday, ordinary life to God...he'll use me!

6) To not make a big deal of little things!

7) Hug and kiss my kids everyday!

8) Ditto for my hubby!

I also wanted to do a giveaway. I've put it off way too long. This little slip was altered with some fun embroidered pieces. I am giving this away with the cute vintage hanger. I will also make up a little sweet inspiration kit. I will put in goodies like buttons, lace, doilies, vintage ephemera, and etc. I promise it will be really fun. Please leave a comment to be entered. If you become a follower you will get another chance. If you post on your blog about this giveaway then you will have another chance. So you will possibly have 3 chances. If you become a follower and/or blog about this giveaway then please let me know through my email. (vintagemama4@live.com)
Thanks for visiting and I hope to be more faithful with my blogging life!


  1. What a sweet giveaway~ please do enter me the little slip is so adorable. I became a follower over the Christmas Holidays and I love your blog~
    Marianne ;-)

  2. You are very talented. I absolutely love my wreath I bought at the last sale at the Nest. You are an inspiration for us all and I can't wait until I get to see your new projects at the next sale. I am not sure of a date yet but I will let you know!

  3. What an awesome give away! Please enter me for this chance to win this elegant little slip!

  4. Rachel--thank you for the chance to win. This slip would look great in my soon to be grand-daughter's room here at "Nana's". So--pick me please!!!!! LuAnn lsum1258@aol.com

  5. i'm in!!!!! i'm with you on the messy house and too much clutter rachel!!! i just can't get on top of it either. yikes.
    i love those white jar candles!! they are cheap and look cool with doilies wrapped around them. i love them in your little alter/temple piece.
    good luck with the chores and crafting. you have mighty talent!!!!i love the altered dress.

  6. If you could see my little craft space...........wait......you can't because I have so much stuff piled everywhere! I need to organize too, but I really would rather be doing other things......LOL

    Love your basket in your first post. I want one, but all I can ever find are the metal ones.

  7. I won't enter your giveaway because I already one of your giveaways (my first ever!!!). But just wanted to pop in and say hello and your shabby whites are lovely:)

  8. Your shabby white pretties are really very pretty!

    Stopping by and saying hello from a fellow White Wednesday participant. Please stop by and join my giveaway also when you get a chance. I'm joining yours too!

  9. Pretty whites today! Please enter me in your lovely giveaway and thank you!!

  10. Hi there ~ I'm a new follower and would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway! Thank you!

  11. What a darling slip with MY colors on it ...

    I am now following you.

    What a darling giveaway & such lovelies you shared.

    TTFN~ Marydon

  12. What a cute give away, I sure hope you pick me.

  13. Count me in your giveaway! And I'm having one as well!! (for my 400th post)
    ¸.*´¸.**´¨) ¸.**´¨)
    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* Lori Lynn *

  14. I always love seeing photos of your pretty home and I cannot wait to see the jewelry pieces you are making for the swap! Those are some good resolutions you have made. What a fun giveaway! The altered slip is so cute! Please count me in!

  15. HEY RACH!!!!
    Super awesome giveaway.....just stopping by to say hello and if my name is drawn, I want to pay if forward and have you draw another name...and let that person win!!!!
    Love you bunches girl, when you coming to Iowa???
    Hugs, Amy

  16. What a pretty giveaway...I use vintage baby slips and dresses around my home. I like to display them on the door of my buffet. People always ask me if they were mine when I was a baby...I wish!

  17. PS I am officially a follower....however I have been lurking your blog for quite awhile!

  18. Love your new year resolutions!!! Thanks forsharing!!! and thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!!!
    best regards,

  19. I just became your follower and I'm looking forward to enjoy your blog!!!
    best regards,