Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What was it I said about not writing about giveaways?

Okay, in my defense, I was actually planning on writing an entry about this Etsy shop anyway (which I just happened to discover through this giveaway) because it's so super cute and I want to buy gifts from there, not just win things for myself.

But since they just happen to be doing a giveaway, which is located here...
you know, no sense not mentioning it, right?  Right...

So, on to gushing about this shop!  Here are some items I love for me:

Elegant Medallion Pendant Necklace. Limited Edition

I Heart My Cat Charm Necklace

Island Girl - Pewter Hibiscus Charm Necklace.

Tiny Umbrella Charm Necklace 
(I think this one's just adorable)

When I have a dog I can get this one:

Puppy Love Charm Necklace.

Here's one item I love for my friend Kate:

CLEARANCE. Roller Girl - Rollerskate Charm Necklace.

There are several things I would want to get for Nix if she wore jewelry, such as:

Watering can charm necklace

Lucky - Four Leaf Clover Charm Necklace in Silver or Goldtone

Mudding - 4-Wheel Monster Truck Charm Necklace.

If I had known about these right after we went on our New Orleans trip (and if she wore jewelry), I so could've gotten us matching ones (but, like, gold for me and silver for her kinda thing):

Fleur-de-Lis Charm Necklace in Silver or Gold tone

These ones made me think of my mom:

Apple for Teacher Charm Necklace

Sweet Birdbath Charm Necklace.

Totally want to get this for Christina:

Judy Dress Form Charm Necklace in Goldtone

Oh, and I know she also likes dragons:

CLEARANCE - Fantasy Dragon Charm Necklace.

I immediately thought of Lori when I saw this:

She's Crafty - Knitting Charm Necklace.

This would be a totally cute souvenir they should have here:

Dutch Windmill Brass Charm Necklace

I have an old friend from high school that I mostly just keep up with on Facebook now, but I always remember she loves horses (that's you, Mari, if you ever read this!):

Equestrian - Horse Charm Bookmark.

I thought of Jackie when I saw this because of her cute cupcake lip glosses and Christmas ornaments:

Hey, Cupcake - Cute Charm Necklace.

Okay, I'm done for now.  She has so many other cute ones too, though.  And so random!  There's one with a curling rock!  You know, like the sport?  I pretty much know her whole shop by heart now that I've gone through it twice (once for the giveaway to find my favorite item and once to write this entry) so I think I need to take a break and maybe get some work done.  Whew.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Thank god for cell phone cameras, right??  I'm sure there are many blog posts that never would have existed if not for them.  However, I know this is bad quality, but I just wanted to share with you guys!  I was pretty excited about the lunch I had today:

Hmmm, it looks better when it's small like that than it did when I opened it from my email.
Anyway, it's a:
feta cheese
lemon juice
fat free Italian dressing

salad, in that order.  I felt so inspired!!  This is all just from stuff that was sitting in my fridge.  Well, I can't take total credit.  I saw a classmate eating tuna with chickpeas on Saturday and said, "whoa that looks so interesting!  I never would've thought of that!"  It was the first time she had made it as well, and she  seemed to like it.  I just happened to have some leftover chickpeas in my fridge and could not for the life of me figure out what I wanted to eat for lunch today, and I remembered her snack.  Yay!  I couldn't finish it though.  It actually was quite filling. 

The occasional special giveaway

So first when I discovered all the fabulous giveaways that are available on other people's blogs, I was posting about them on here because that would give me extra entries.  I stopped doing that, though, because I didn't want to clutter up my blog with nonsense posts about giveaways. 


I am in love with these rings. 
So I'm posting about this giveaway because it gives me 4 EXTRA ENTRIES.

Here it is:

Only, as I say, please don't enter it because I don't need any more competition.  Oh man I really want these ones!  Cross your fingers for me!