Thursday, December 1, 2011


You've been waiting.... and finally the giveaway winners!

First I'd like to thank the sponsors... You've made four people's days for sure (mine+the 3 winners)

So without further ado...

The winner of the soap from Southern Twisted Soaps....
Emma Margret!

The winner of the lip gloss....

The winner of the 2 4"6 photos....

Actually, Emma Margret got chosen for ALL THREE of these giveaways, but I had to redraw to make it fair.

All three of you, email me at with your address and the things you choose (which bar of soap Emma Margret wants from here, which lip balm Kaden wants from here, and which 2 4"6 Emilie wants from these)


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Room Proud:: The Last Gathering

Happy Thanksgiving! One of the things that I am very thankful for is my room. It's not a very big thing (out of the things that I am thankful for), but many people share rooms with siblings, and I'm happy that I have my own.

On a (interior) design show on TV, they have a segment called "House Proud" I like to think that I am Room Proud (a. k. a. I am very proud of the way I designed my room) so I would like to show you guys my favorite parts of my room as well as give you a chance to link up photos of your rooms. Here we go:

 One of my favorite parts of my room is the garland that hangs above my bed. It is very easy to make:

Just hang a piece of twine up so that the ends hang down. Then tie on three more shorter pieces of twine and tie dried fall leaves onto the ends.
 That's what it looks like ^
 Another favorite part of my room is the seating area near my window. I just love it.
 This is my fall art wall. Just hang up different types of art that you made that have to do with the current season. Soon I'm going to make a winter one, probably having something to do with newspaper, white glitter, and paper snowflakes. :)
 This is my bed. I made the throw pillow (the tag is from the pillow insert) and the bedding is from PBTeen.
 Close up
I also made this- I just took a typical free party print out banners and erased the letters and replaced them with my name, printed it out, and strung it on twine.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pinterest Favorites:: Gathering

All of the giveaways end November 30th. November is slowely drawing to a close, and now it is time for the second-to-last gathering: Pinterest Favorites:: Pins that describe your style

Here we go....

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Photos are my Weakness :: Giveaway

It's been a long time since the last giveaway, hasn't it? I'm sure you've heard of my etsy store, Secret Garden Photography, but lets take a moment to step inside the garden anyway.
My store sells photo prints and calenders. Here are some favorite items of mine:

6"4 Calender Print
Your Choice 8"10 Glossy, Option #1

Now for the giveaway!

I am giving away TWO 6"4 glossy prints, your choice. You can see the options here.

How to enter:

 Follow my blog {here} and leave a comment (on this post) saying that you do and telling me what your favorite color is. (1 entry)

Follow this blog (1 entry)

Post about this event (4 entries)

Join one of our gatherings* (5 entries EACH)

"Heart" {My Store} on Etsy (2 entries)

Join our Fall Craft Days* (3 entries)

Buy something from my store {30 entries, LEAVE ONE COMMENT!} 


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Just to let you know :)

I won't be here this weekend, so I won't be posting until Monday or Tuesday.


Monday, November 7, 2011

November Craft Days:: Day One

It's finally the first of the November Craft Days! If you know me, you know that I love crafts, so I thought I might do a weekly (for four weeks) link up/craft tutorial where I post a tutorial and you guys link up your own craft tutorials. So lets get started...
We're going to make a ruched scarf today!
                                  You will need:
A sewing Machine
Cut a wide strip of fabric.
Hem it.
This can happen to the best of us. Just cut the thread of and start over.
When it's hemmed, it will look like this.
See, told you not to worry.
Pinch the fabric, and pin it down. When you sew it, sew on the places I marked in black.
This is what it will look like at the end.

Friday, November 4, 2011

November Love (Gathering)

Why do I love November? I love it because of the last colorful leaves of fall,

because of looking out the window into the cold and knowing that you are indoors and warm.

I love it because of the morning fog,
and the steaming cups of hot cocoa.

I love my birthday, of course,
and I love that "Fall Craftiness" that overcomes me this month.
In short, I love everything about November.