Wednesday, September 24, 2008

This Month's Giftaway, Playing with Google & Welcoming Fall

     Okay, here it is - the complete Giftaway package for this month!    You already knew about these two items:        But you didn'know the package will also include this absolutely adorable little pink and white crochet apron that was handmade probably (I'm guessing) some time back in the '50's.     Isn't it cute??   The lucky winner will also get a little "bling".  I'm adding in this retro spring-wire bead necklace (it's comfortable to wear and easy to put on because there are no snaps!)     AND this sweet little hearts bracelet.  It's not signed but I'm guessing it's probably retro, too.  Don't worry whether it will fit because you have a large wrist; I have large hands and it slips over them!  Good luck to all of you who leave comments!
  Oh - regardless of where you live, you are eligible to win when you leave a message.  So, whether you are in Japan, Thailand or even Nebraska (just kidding, Nebraska!) you are eligible!        Have you checked out the goodies that Google has to offer?  I've been loving Google Docs (access it through igoogle by signing into your Google account - if you don't have one, create one and play!) for quite awhile now and, just the other day, decided to check out Google Reader.  I love it!  You can list all your favorite blogs and will be notified when they are updated!  My morning routine was to sit down at the computer and click on each and every one of my favorites, checking whether they had been updated - a simple but time consuming little task.  This is soo  much simpler, not to mention timesaving.  And yesterday morning I finally downloaded their browser (Google Chrome).  It took a few minutes for me to get used to it and am deciding that I'm loving it, too.      I love the tab browsing feature that Firefox has but I have had major problems with Firefox crashing and don't even open it anymore.  Internet Explorer is nice because it's familiar and "comfortable" to me but it doesn't have tab browsing and more importantly, it's not secure.  So, I'll use this Google browser for awhile and see how it goes.      And no, I'm not being paid nor even urged by Google to talk about them.  I'm also loving this cool Autumn weather!  It invigorates me; I used to look so forward to Summer but, in the last few years, I've decided it is not fun to move around my yard with my clothes sticking to me, frizzy hair and perspiration dripping from each of my cells.   So the other day I was rummaging around the attic and found this old cinnamon scented broom (with the scent long gone) and decided to turn it into a really simple trash-to-treasure project that could help me welcome Fall.  Before we go on, let's pause for a show of hands.  How many of you have had one of these brooms in your possession at least once in your life?  Uh-huh.  That's what I thought.  Okay, now be honest - how many of you have stuffed at least one of them deep in  your trash?  Okay, that was no surprise, either. Okay, let's do something with them.  Grab some ribbon or a strip of fabric, your glue gun and your imagination.  Here's what I did with mine:  Here's a closer look: That's all for now!  Be sure to leave a comment so you'll be eligible for this month's Giftaway before you go!


Janet C. Fish said...

Gasp! I love that apron! Truly.

I mess around with Google a bit. Should do more. I didn't even know about that feature where they keep you posted about journal updates.

Glad you posted. I check usually a couple of times a day.

Nicole said...

Nebraska??! Does anyone live there?? Oh wait! Almost forgot! I do! ;o)

TinaJewel said...

I also love that apron! And love Google,too! We use the Docs and I love their reader too! I have your blog in my reader! So handy!

my thrifty victorian home said...

Love your giftaway items..they would look great in my Victorian home. Definitely will look into that google blog thing!

Raquel said...

Oh, pick me, pick me! Much love, Raquel XO

KatCollects said...

Love the sweet goodies in your give away, especially the apron. Thanks for the tip about Google reader I will have to check it out. And as for the broom, would love to join you in a project, but I confess, I threw mine away, lol.


Hi Sher,
Cute idea with the broom...I have a little childs broom and I'm thinking that I need to spice that up :)
I'm too scared to play with the computer, so I go down my list to see who has a new post...maybe I should try it.
How are you doing??

*** Kelly Maria said...

Oh my goodness, I am so glad you made your way over to my blog!!
Please sign me up for your giveaway too. I will have to tell my Dutch friend Marian about you. She loves anything and everything pink, and I bet she would go "ga-ga" over that apron!! What wonderful gifts you have displayed.
I love your blog, if you don't mind, I would like to add you to my "kindred spirits" list, for I know I will want to visit here often!!
Beautiful Blessings~Kelly Maria

lindanuts said...

I sure wish I could crochet but alas, I cannot. Here is where I say,
"Why, oh why, was I born so good-looking instead of talented?"
Seriously, I would adore this apron.
You hit it on the head. I can't tell how many of those brooms I've had. In fact, I bought oneat a rummage sale last weekend! LOL

Princess Of Pink said...

Oh My Goodness, thanks to Kelly I found this one! I really need that pink apron and necklace, lol.

Please sign me up for this wonderful give away!

PS I love your blog and have put it in my favorites too, lol.
(just buttering you up ;) )

Hugs from Marian from the Netherlands, so NO need to send it to Japan, the Netherlands is far enough, lol

SweetAnnee said...

Girlfriend..that's a Jack Pot..!! woohoo..
sign me up and thanks for your comments and prayers..
fondly, Deena

Patricia said...

What a fun giftaway! I would love to be included in this. Will add you to my favorites and come back soon. Please come visit me, too.


Deborah said...

I love that necklace!!!

What a great giveaway...I would love to have a chance to win!


Jean said...

Thank you for all the information.This is my first visit to your blog. I'll come again.
Jean in Virginia
I don't have a blog but my email is

Catherine said...

Love the broom ideas. I`m glad you mentioned Google Chrome. I`ve been thinking about it. Nice to have your take on it.

Rhondi said...

Hi Sher
I saw your comment on Daisy Cottage and thought I'd stop by and say hello. Yes, I confess I had one of those brooms and yes, I stuffed in the trash. Yours looks very cute!

Judy said...

I love apron. It is perfect!!

Nathalie Brault said...

Ooooh I love that beautiful apron, it' wonderful, and those bracelets, marvelous. I hope I win, count me in. Great blog will be back for sure, you seem like a nice person, You come by my blog cause I'm havin a giveaway starting October 1st, just like everymonth. Blessings..

Cami said...

Wonderful apron. Awesome tutorials. Made a tassel for a gift I sent out today. Fun pictures too. So glad I stopped by for a visit.