Friday, July 27, 2012

A Jane Austen Giveaway

Please note that this giveaway is now closed!!

I'm so excited to be doing this post!
You get the chance to meet one of my wonderful blog sponsors...

The every lovely Anne from

In Anne's words...

"I have been making things for as long as I can remember. I love working with diverse media and developing different skills so I can make whatever project I dream up. I especially love to knit, quilt, bead, sew, crochet and paint.

My pieces are original, designed, and made by me: I make whatever strikes my fancy either as a one-of-a-kind piece or in small batches. I enjoy the challenge of using what I have on hand and repurposing materials. While many of the items I create have a global influence, I am also inspired by nature, fashion and found objects".

Anne's shop is always filled with the loveliest of creations!
I always enjoy stopping by and browsing through all her goodies.
I have a set of Christmas ornaments from her shop that I absolutely adore!

 I'm a lover of all things Jane Austen, 
I mean really,
Mr. Darcy...
* sigh *
Need I say more...

So when Anne offered to give away this gorgeous Jane Austen necklace to one of my followers,
I couldn't wait to share the news with you!

Isn't it so pretty and romantic?
* Love *
Can't you picture yourself wearing this over a romantic summer dress or lace blouse?
Cameos are all the rage at the moment!!

I know you want to win, and it's so easy.

Please note that this giveaway is now closed!!

{ Entry }

on etsy and tell me your favorite item...that's it!

{ Extra Entries }

Be a follower of The Hairy Peach { +1 }
Favorite Anne's etsy shop  { +1 }
Give this giveaway a shout out on facebook { +1 } 
Give this giveaway a shout out on Twitter { +1 }

Please leave a separate comment for each entry,
 and be sure to leave contact info in case you are the lucky winner!

Winner will be announced 
Thursday, August 2nd

Good Luck!!

A very special thank you to Anne
 for generously donating such a special treat for my readers!!

Please note that this giveaway is now closed!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bug Barf & Jane Austen

After a very busy week, 
it was heaven to escape up the coast with my husband for a few days.
There is something very soothing about California's Central Coast.
The cooler temperatures and cloudy sky were a welcome change
 from our 100 plus degree temperatures.

A little wine tasting, beach visits, 
a great soda shop with the funniest assortment of sodas - think Dog Drool & Bug Barf! 
The ideal teenager souvenir to bring home!

Some rich and creamy clam chowder served up in a perfectly toasted bread bowl!!
I could feel the pounds going on as I was eating it, but oh so worth every bite!

It was a chance to just kick back,
enjoy each others company and the beautiful surroundings.
We ate, did some antiquing, ate some more, walked on the beach, ate again!
What is it when you're away you always seem to be eating or maybe it's just me?!
Bring on the diet this week!!

Ok, so back to my strange blog title...
Bug barf - covered in the soda flavors.
Jane Austen - it's a little hard to read, but my white shirt is from this fabulous etsy shop that carries all kinds of wonderful Jane Austen goodies. It features a famous quote from Pride & Prejudice.

Do you have a shirt that just makes you feel good?
This is mine.

What is everyone up to this week?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Side Dishes & Busy Weeks

Our garden provided us with the freshest of side dishes last night.
Sweet, crunchy, slightly peppery fresh carrots!!
What a delight for the taste buds it was.

The pole beans and tomatoes are loving this California heat too, 
so there will be plenty more fresh produce heading to my table very soon.

I have a jam packed week coming up.
Family coming in from out of town that I haven't seen in years.
Theatre performances in Wonderland...if you get the hint!
And then, so very thankfully, a mini escape with my husband much thanks to grandma!!

I'll be away from the blog till probably the middle of next week, 
but I'll be popping in here and there to see what everyone is up to.

What do you have planned for this week?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Jewelry Swap Share

You might remember this post a little while back about my
"What Does Summer Mean To You Jewelry Swap".

I had a nice turnout for my first ever swap
 and I've heard from a few gals that they had a good time!

Who can go wrong with a package in the mail when it contains jewelry!!

We ended up with an odd number of participants so I found myself without a partner.  
I still wanted to send someone something so I chose to surprise my bloggy friend Sarah who was about to become a first time mama (she's since had her baby) as my swap partner.
I sent her this adorable mama & baby bird necklace, 
which just seemed ultra perfect considering she was expecting!


So now it's time for all the participants to share what wonderful goodies showed up in your mailbox!

Link up below and let's take a look at what everyone got.
Thanks to all the participants - I had fun hosting!!

Here's to a great Summer!


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