Today, the color of choice is CREAMY WHITE. Of course, I chose this color immediately after Labor Day because I’m not in favor of abandoning this gorgeous color just because the calendar says so (and I’m not alone). So that’s the back story—why I (or the rebel in me) chose the color. Then, when looking for inspiration for this post, creamy white took on new meaning. I noticed that I gravitate towards light neutral tones when I’m feeling frazzled and am craving simplicity and stillness. Light tones are calming and allow me to reflect on the beauty of simplicity. How about you — what color soothes you?
I would love to escape into a world of glitter. Something about glitter just screams, “FUN!” And who doesn’t need an added jolt of fun?! Let’s end August on a glittery note with a big sparkly giveaway. Are you in?
Super simple giveaway with THREE winners :). Each winner chooses one item from the glittery eye candy below.
Giveaway ends Friday September 2nd at 9 PM EST. Enter by leaving a comment below – share how glitter makes you feel! The winners will be announced on ABRESaturday September 3rd Tuesday September 6th. Check back to find out if you’ve won!! This giveaway is open to US residents.
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This giveaway was not sponsored by any of the featured companies. I just genuinely love *glitter* and my incredible readers. This is a little thank you from me to you for your support and generosity. However, if you’re interested in sponsoring a future giveaway just send an email to carolynblog (at) me.com.
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The Winners of the Glitter Inspired Giveaway Are . . .
Congratulations Chelsea, Deb, and Darnita!! Check your inbox for a glittery message :)!
Last week, I had so much fun learning about some fabulous new Etsy boutiques from the Share Your Hearts giveaway (giveaway winners to be announced this week!). Thank you for providing a wonderful distraction from the chaos and excitement that fills my life during these last two weeks of wedding preparation.
To be honest… I don’t feel ready, which is strange since we’ve been engaged for 2.5 years and dating for 8 years. I have ZERO nervousness surrounding the decision to spend the rest of my life with my best friend and prince charming… but I’m nervous about being “good enough” on the actual day. There are the silliest worries, but rather than hide behind a facade of everything is just “perfect” and “wonderful”… I thought I would share some of the randomness running through my mind, right now :). Any advice or “I totally had that thought or… have you had this random thought…” are one hundred percent welcome and would be lovely to read so I can know for sure that it’s not just me!
:: unfiltered random + somewhat embarrassing thoughts ::
… i wish i had done this and that for this person or that person to show my appreciation
… i could do something different than the “this and that” mentioned above to show different people my appreciation (but when do i have the time?)
… i am a horrible bride and should have done x, y, and z a year ago (why did i wait so long?)
… did i pick the right dress? it’s gorgeous, but is it the right dress for me?
… i have no idea how to write my vows… i’ve tried and tried but the words aren’t right
… will i have time to truly enjoy the actual day or will i be too busy pleasing everyone else?
… i wish i had done more cute little stuff for my hubby to be for the wedding day (and his birthday – the day before)
… will i be a good wife? what does that even mean — a good wife?
It has been a long journey to get to where I am today… where we are today as a couple. And I want to focus on that element of our wedding — this new chapter together. I want to relish our special moments and stop worrying about perfect anything. It’s a struggle, but one that I’m going to embrace rather than ignore. I want to enjoy this time as a couple and forget about expectations and labels. And the hubby to be is my partner in this battle — I couldn’t be luckier.
:: must share this video – you and me by dave matthews band – soo deliciously good ::
Disclaimer: For the next couple of weeks, I will try to balance my sappy wedding posts with “regular” posts but be prewarned that I haven’t prescheduled anything so I may be blogging a bit more about the journey down the aisle and all that comes with it!
… Anything you want to know about this time? Chime in and I’ll be sure to write about it!
It’s October and I have finally snapped into wedding mode … even experienced my first middle of the night wedding panic attack last night! With anxiety and stress mounting as well as unbelievable excitement, I find myself treasuring moments of stillness and calm. And it seems that there is one serenity trigger that never seems to fail: Etsy. It has become my virtual security blanket. Rather than focus on my mounting to-do list and somewhat strange virtual addiction, I want to celebrate… with you!
Let’s create a personal treasury of our favorite etsy gems! Share a favorite Etsy shop in the comments for a chance to receive an Etsy item of your choice ($25 or less). There will be TWO giveaway recipients! So be sure to chime in and share your favorite picks by Friday October 8th at 10 PM EST. The recipients will be announced by Monday October 11th!
Ready!? I am! Share your Etsy Hearts! And be sure to spread the love by inviting others into our fabulous little soiree!
The busier I become the more I rely on design and handmade sentimental pieces to inspire all aspects of my life. As a graduate student, I rely on my calendar to guide me from point a to point b. Dates were never very meaningful to me… until now, 41 days pre-wedding! It finally feels real (very real!) and I’m excited to begin this new chapter in my life. Recently, I have noticed a strong pull towards all things date-related. It’s fun to watch my relationship with dates evolve from an all-or-nothing mentality of dates = deadlines to a more inviting mentality of dates serving as inspiration and a spark of excitement!
… what is your relationship with dates? rsvp: adore // despise // neutral