And We Have a Winner!

Hello everyone!  It’s Friday and guess what that means.  We have our winner of the Canvas Factory Givaway.

And our winner is Jillian Too!

Congrats!  Shoot us an email and we will give you the code for the free canvas!

Also, this blog is reposted and I loved how this table turned out.  So enjoy!

I have never been one to have a fancy table for a few reasons.  1: I live with other people. 2: I never sit at the table to enjoy the tablescape.  But, I have decided that I would actually put a tablescape together.

So TADA!

Parisian Tablescape

Parisian Tablescape

I used a grey scarf as my table runner to keep the table neutral and use other colors to pop.  I added a lot of Paris style items to the middle as a centerpiece.  You will be able to see the centerpiece shortly.

Parisian Tablescape

Now…I actually used my roommate Lydia’s dishes because I have red and yellow dishes.  So I had the large plate, the salad plate, and the bowl because you never know what you will need for a meal.  I added the silverware and a glass to finish off the setting.  But, to add a pop, I added a small glass bowl with a pink cupcake that my roommate Danielle had made.  Yum!

Parisian Tablescape

For the centerpiece, I used quite a few different items.  The best piece is the old film camera.  I don’t have any film for it, but it still works!  I am able to zoom, click, and “turn the film” which is fun.  I added a pink Eiffel Tower that holds my photos and a mason jar that my mom covered with scrapbooking paper and stickers for my bedroom.

Parisian Tablescape

On this side of the centerpiece, I have a mannequin jewelry holder that I bought from Ross and another small mason jar that my mom redid.  You can now see the camera from a different point of view.

Parisian Tablescape

And to finish off the centerpiece, I have this wonderful bottle of Van Ruiten Chardonnay that hasn’t been opened yet.  It is a great addition to the centerpiece and hopefully when I open it, it will be delicious.

So that is my tablescape.  I hope I can do more soon, if my roommates allow it…

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So Close To Amazing! Book Giveaway

Today is the big day!!! It’s book launch day!! And guess what? I’m doing a giveaway! Karianne was sweet enough to send me a signed copy of her book and now I want to pass it on to one of you! Just fill out the questions below and I will let you know on Friday, September 8. If you would like to order the book, here is the Amazon link.

Here is a summery of the book:

“This is a book celebrating the incredible, awesome, special individual within each of us. It’s also a book for anyone who has ever mismatched her shoes or trimmed her own bangs when a professional might have been a better choice or added too much soap to the washer and watched it overflow.

(Not that KariAnne Wood has ever done any of these things.)

A debut memoir from the beloved Thistlewood Farms blogger, So Close to Amazing is a collection of hilarious and heartfelt reflections on getting it almost right—and how, instead of giving up, we can choose to simply embrace our real selves right where we are. It’s a story of transparency and honesty and recognizing that perfection is completely overemphasized and overrated. It’s about grace and learning from mistakes and rejoicing in every victory, no matter how small. Because when you find joy in the “you” God created you to be, you’ll discover the amazing that was there all along.”

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Also, there is a Virtual Book Launch Party tonight over at Facebook!  Here is the link if you would like to join in- : https://www.facebook.com/groups/102045557097787/ .  Just head to the page and ask to join. It’s that simple!! There will be a bunch of us partying together!

(Giveaway is Open to Residents of the USA, 18 years or older only.)

You have 3 chances to win this giveaway.

  1. Leave me a comment letting me know how your So Close to Amazing moment.
  2. Follow me on Facebook and leave a comment on Facebook about this giveaway.
  3. Follow me on Instagram and leave a comment below with your name on Instagram.

I can’t wait to party with you!!

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Giveaway ends soon!

Just a reminder! Our ParrotUncle lamp giveaway ends tomorrow! Make sure to fill in the Rafflecopter is you want a chance at winning!

Mediterranean Style Curved Pole Green White Tiffany Table Lamp

Mediterranean Style Curved Pole Green White Tiffany Table Lamp

Just click on this link and answer two questions and that’s it!

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We will announce the winner tomorrow!!

Pam and Lauren

Corner News-November 13, 2015

Welcome to the newest edition of the Corner News!  It is finally getting colder and darker here in California…unfortunately for some of us who prefer the warmer weather it isn’t that great.

But, here are some of the things that have happened these past weeks.

I want to apologize for not posting yesterday.  We thought that because there were so many blog posts this week that you MUST be getting tired of us.  Just kidding, I know you love us!  So, to let you know what I have been working on, here is a sneak peek!

Isn't this a great sneak peek?

Isn’t this a great sneak peek?

Next on the agenda, my roommate, my dad, and myself all went to a concert called Winter Jam.  It is a Christian concert and it is only $10 to get in.  The company my dad works for has a box in the stadium where the concert was held and we were blessed enough to get tickets in the booth.  It was absolutely amazing!  My favorite band, Skillet, was the main act and they were incredible.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get any good pictures of Skillet, but here is a picture of Lydia and I.

Sorry for the terrible lighting

Sorry for the terrible lighting

Finally, I want to remind everyone of the giveaway that we are hosting with ParrotUncle.  And, if you don’t think that the lamp will look good in your house, maybe it will look good in someone who you know’s house.  Here is the link again for the raffle.

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Thanks for stopping by for another edition of the Corner News.  Hope you have a great weekend and keep warm.

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