A FRIDAY NIGHT GIVEAWAY

Friday, October 9, 2009

I am going to give this elegant Snowman away this weekend in honor of all the followers that this blog now has. I will draw on Sunday night and all it takes to win is a comment on this post. That should give you a good chance to win. How easy is that! I would love for it to be YOURS!
As you can probably tell, I am constantly working on Christmas right now. That's my JOB and this is preparation month.
I have had comments and emails that some don't like the glitz....Hang with me...I will do some non glitz in a post soon. I do some very Southern Living looks, just happens that the houses I am getting ready for right now want GLITZ and GLAMOUR. I feel like it is such a privilege to be able to give you tips, but I don't want to give you more information than you want. In this post I want to show you some new color combinations, just variations of shades of greens and reds. I also want you to see that the more different ribbons you mix the prettier your bow looks.
DO NOT BE AFRAID TO MIX COLORS
BUY BERRIES In ALL COLORS and SIZES
THEY ARE THE BEST FILLER and YOU CAN STICK THEM IN THE TREE and HIDE ANY HOLES or COVER LIGHT CORDS.

THESE WERE SOME THINGS I PICKED UP AT HOBBY LOBBY. THIS STAR is LIGHT WEIGHT and ANOTHER GREAT BUY and a
GREAT FILLER.
SEVERAL VIEWS OF A WREATH THAT HAS LOTS OF COLORS AND LOTS OF BERRIES
ALSO A SMALL TABLE TOP TREE WITH BEAUTIFUL RIBBON. MANY TIMES WE MAKE TWO OF THESE, MADE JUST ALIKE and USE ON EACH END OF a BUFFET. We ADD THE PEARL LIGHTS and ITS an INEXPENSIVE WAY to GET an EXPENSIVE LOOK
It is a very dreary and rainy Friday night here in Shreveport.....a great night to stay in and work on trees. Actually it has been a GOOD DAY, as I got a much needed massage, got my hair cut and am now settled in to get some work done. My husband is out of town, so I am cranking up the Christmas music, have candles lit in every room and plan to get lots of work done. My favorite holiday CD's TONIGHT are B.J. Thomas's Christmas is Coming Home, T.D. Jakes Follow The Star, Christmas by Alabama, and Martina McBride's White Christmas! What are some of your favorites?
Also if you decided to do "The Jesus Tree" , please email me (annah99@aol.com) your mailing address and I will mail you a scroll. I do mine on parchment paper, but you could do it many ways.

73 comments:

Andrea said...

You are too sweet. Blessings and prayers, andrea

GRAMEE said...

i am in wonder everything is so beautiful.
i am loving all the color combo. you are posting.
i would love a chance to win the darling snowman!

i know #1 is never very lucky..

Deborah said...

He is just too cute!!! I love all your decorating ideas...but then I guess they are really your life!

blushing rose said...

How darling he is. TY for the giveaway.

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Courtney said...

I love all your Christmas decorations. It is really getting my in the Christmas spirit. I love the snowman you are giving away!

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Hi Teresa, it's cold and it was raining here earlier (indiana)too. I love anything Martina Mcbride but I don't have her christmas CD I didn't know she even had that one...where have I been????....I like the way your bows are so full. Everytime I try to make a bow like that it turns out uneven and for lack of a better word, NASTY looking. I can make basic bows but not as gorgous as yours. I also like glitz but hubby doesn't :( so I stay more of a classic christmas. The snowman is adorable...you find such neat things....Have a terrific weekend and don't work too hard....Hugs, Jennifer

The Real Me! said...

I collect snowmen and that one is too cute!!!
I am loving your ideas and glitz!
Keep it coming!
Hugs.
Kim

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a dapper snowman, Teresa ~ I'd love to give him a home! : )

I love your bows! How do you get them so full? I would love if you do a post on that at some point.

angiecannon07 said...

My first visit to your blog and I am thankful to a friend who suggested I take a look at it. Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us. I would love to spend a day with you and learn!!!
God bless you and your family!

Nina Diane said...

nice giveaway...and I collect snowmen so how perfect! Love all of your ideas. Decorating my house for Christmas is one of my fav things to do!

Bernie said...

Teresa, thank you for your visit, I love reading comments.
Can't imagine anyone complaining about too much glitz, everything is so lovely......:-) Hugs

Bacardi Mama said...

I could give that cute little guy a very happy home. The first cd I play every Christmas season is Jimmy Buffett Christmas Island.

Grandma Cyndi said...

I am one of the non glitz ones, but please don't think I was being critical, I am in awe of all you do and the talents you are sharing, thank you.

Tina said...

The snowman is a cutie!! Would love to win him! I LOVE that wide ribbon in the lime green, it is my favorite!!

Allyson said...

What a fun giveaway! I love snowmen!

Christina said...

That ADORABLE snowman is welcome at our home. hehe

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, all of the decorations are just stunning and the little snowman is precious. What a lovely giveaway. I look forward to more of your beautiful decorations. Hugs, Marty

Because of Love said...

I have had to limit myself to your blog because it is just getting me too excited! Thanks for all the fun ideas and give aways. I haven't commented before, but I just had to tell you that I am enjoying the Christmas blog. And I love the Jesus Tree idea. I am going to have to sit and think of a plan for it all. Not sure if my husband will agree to a 8th tree....

amanda said...

this so nice of you i love your ideas and i think that snowman is adorable!
amandaymiller@yahoo.com

Kim at Scarlett Boutique said...

Gorgeous as always! I love the wide rolls of net ribbon, I use them on most of my trees plus outside around the doorway, it is very versatile and a great filler! My grandchildren would LOVE the snowman, he is adorable! Have a great decorating weekend, we are having an unseasonably cool weekend here in NW Arkansas, and I am starting to "dream" of Christmas!

Nichole said...

Love that you are listening to Christmas music! We are getting our first snowfall of the season here in SD tonight. Puts me in a Christmas mood!

You do such beautiful work!

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

I love everything you do!!! And this snowman would look sooo good with my collection!!! I hope I win!!!!

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

oh I wasnt sure if I was suppose to leave my email just in case here it is joshndena@yahoo.com....yep I hope I win!!!! hehe

Have a super week-end its snowing here in Nebraska!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the snowman. He's too cute. Love all your ideas. Linda in Ca.

SarahAnne said...

Sign me up! Thanks for coming to my blog the other day. Good luck in your endeavors!

LaPorte said...

This blog makes me sooo excited for Christmas!! Thanks!

Mimmy said...

Teresa, I guess I would be called VERY traditional when it comes to Christmas decorations. My tree is filled with all kinds of ornaments collected throughout the years. It took me a long time to begin using ribbons as filler and to change out the tree topper for a large bow with long streamers than come to the bottom of the tree. Your bows are absolutely gorgeous as are your trees and wreaths but the colors are just not my cup of tea. I would love to go to someone else's house and see it decorated like this though. Please keep sharing. I'm sure many of your ideas will be incorporated in our house this year depending on how much I can get done. Take care and don't overdo it.

God Bless,
Mimmy

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Elizabeth Mullins said...

I love reading your blog...it helps me break out of the minimal decorating theme I have going on. Gives me lots of ideas for our first Christmas in our new house!

mommynoodles said...

I love me some snowmen! lol Your bows are beautiful! I love the song Christmas Shoes,even though it's a tearjerker!! Have a "BLESSED" weekend!!

Natalie,

mommynoodles27@yahoo.com

Rachelle said...

So cute! I'd love it! You're blog is so amazing, thanks for sharing so many ideas!

Cindy Lou said...

That is such a cute snowman!! I love the wreaths that you have made and those bows are amazing!! Have a great day and I sure hope I win!! I LOVE snowmen!!!!

Kelli said...

I absolutely love that snowman! Adorable! I'm hoping to see Trans Siberian Orchestra this year...love Christmas Canon!

Pam said...

Beautiful ideas. I like the two small trees to flank the ends of a buffet.

Kaypt said...

I am fairly new to this blog but I am really enjoying it. Lots of good ideas and inspiration
Kay

Meghan said...

I am totally enamored with your blog.
Such fun, bling-y stuff.

Thanks for the chance to win.
I collect Snowmen...this one would just be so cha cha for my collection :>)

Can't wait to see all you have in store for us in the coming months.

Sori said...

I'm not crafty at all, but I'm learning so much from your blog. My favorite Christmas album ever is Amy Grant (and I think she has a few of them now).

Mammy said...

Oh girl, you are just amazing. Is that what we call the wide rolls of ribbon--net ribbon? I'm making a trip to Hobby Lobby to find my own. That's a 50 mile trip one way so I need to make sure what to ask for. And my bow-making skills are atrocious so we definitely need a tutorial if you can work that into your schedule. Keep posting. Your blog makes my day.

Janet said...

I just love both your blogs and holiday decorating is my favorite thing to do! I love any and all ideas you have. I hope to be starting my own blog soon and you are an inspiration.
jpepa_oh@yahoo.com

Cheri said...

Wow, the only way I'll see a snowman down here in southeastern Louisiana is if I win this one! (Actually, we did have snow, a freak storm, last year in December! I took like a hundred pictures - it was so pretty)

Hugs,
Cheri

Jess said...

This is so great...

Hope all is well and that you do get alot accomplished...


Love, Jess

melanie, aka Mo said...

OMG! I HAVE to have that mesh roll in red and white stripe AND the red and green in both width stripes. I MUST!!! WHERE in the world did you find it?! I. MUST. HAVE. IT!

jenmom said...

Christmas is my FAVORITE time of the year! I've been pregnant with two of my three children during the Christmas season, and yes on many levels a baby changes everything!
Thanks for the opportunity to win the Snowman!
Jennifer

Leslee said...

cccuuuttteeee!!! Love it!

The Wacky Lackeys said...

I LOVE the snowman Teresa! Your blog really gets me in the Christmas spirit:) Thank you for the chance to win!!

Jane In The Jungle said...

I am Miss Snowperson!!
And one of my fave Christmas songs is Casting Crowns "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day"....my son is in the choir on it!

Meg said...

Just hopped over after you left a comment on my blog and LOVE your stuff! I'm really liking the glitz and glamour of recent Christmases and since it's my absolute favorite holiday, I'm about to spend a ton of time digging around your blog!

And by the way, I'm from a small town not too far from Shreveport (on the Texas side)!

Julianne Hendrickson said...

such a beautiful blog!! love it :)

SusanD said...

We've been so busy at the house the last few days, this is the first chance I've had to get to my computer. One of my favorite songs is Mary Did You Know. I'm doing The Jesus Tree. I'm going to include it with some of my change of address notices. What do you think? Blessings, SusanD

Laura said...

Beautiful blog!!! This is my first visit! Love your brave (brave for me :)) color combos! Fabulous!

Laura said...

Beautiful blog! This is my first visit! Love your brave (for me:)) color combos! Fantastic!

LadyFi said...

Great snowman! Count me in.

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh so cute. Please count me in your drawing! You are reminding me that I best get started!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Teresa, I love the name of your blog! Yes a baby does change EVERYTHING, Christ makes eternal difference.
The bow tutorial is wonderful. I am a big bow fan, and you gave me great ideas.
By the way, thanks for your encouragement!
Yvonne

Angela said...

I'm not an 'official' follower. Your blog is bookmarked!! How can I not come here on a daily basis to see any new updates or check out your family blog?? I need my 'fix'..

Blessings sweet one!

and WOW...another gorgeous give away. I collect snowman too!

Connie said...

I have "preached" the virtues of mixing many colors together for years, sugar! AND mixing many fabrics together is gorgeous in my humble opinion. You've got my vote on that one, chick! That bow is just lovely. Glad you dropped by to tell me.....
xoxo,
Connie

Shelley said...

Love all the glitz! I especially like the color combo of red and the bright green.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Chandy said...

Hi Teresa, thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you had a great giveaway! I was swamped with midterms so didn't get to check my blog til now. Lovely blog and what a generous giveaway! Thanks again!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Oh just gorgeous!!!! I love the song that is playing. A baby does change everything (I got pregnant at 16....married...and we are still together)!!

a corgi said...

thanks for visiting our blog (a corgi in Southern California); your snowman is very cute; count me in!

nice blogs you have! I was to Jackson Hole years ago when we lived in Montana; you will definitely enjoy it!

betty

Cassie said...

I would love to win that darling snowman! Thanks for visiting my blog, you have such a creative touch :)

Mickey's Mate said...

Wish you lived in Alabama. You would have one more tree to decorate. Love your site.

Diana said...

Not sure why my first comment didn't show up. But here is another. I, too, collect snowmen. So count me in here!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Alabama Christmas has always been my favorite!! Still loving your Christmas blog. Thanks!!

grammy said...

So cute...of course a great give away (o:

sherri said...

Your handiwork is beautiful.

meljmac said...

Your blog gets me in the mood... for Christmas, that is!

Acutescrubnurse said...

I love, love your site!!! Would love to be entered in your drawing, hope I'm not oo late!!
Rita

Anonymous said...

I love the lime green color -- makes everything look so fresh & new...

Dena

Serendipity is Sweet said...

Love the snowman! All of your stuff is gorgeous!

My favorite Christmas Song is What Child is This. Don't remember the album or specific rendition, but my parents had it when I was growing up...Greensleeves I think???

Wish I had that album today. My mom and sisters and I always baked dozens of Christmas cookies as we listened to it.

Miche said...

You are the Christmas decorating queen. Wow!

P.S. I love the song playing on your blog now. A Baby Changes Everything. Very sweet!

Have a good day!

Mimi said...

I have to say that you sure are #1 in holiday decorating! I can't wait to see more.

Aimee said...

Where do you get the gorgeous mesh ribbon? What I have is much narrower, but I can't find any that is any wider.