The last few days have been pretty busy here as Lillie has been sick so I have barely touched the computer the last 24-48 hours. I had planned on doing a giveaway this weekend but instead will do it on Monday to coincide with our last day of our shop being open and our big sale! And either Wednesday or Thursday will have a fun little baby guessing contest. For now though, this will be another really quick post with the details of our sale and a few photos of another Easter project Lillie and I did last week.
On Monday we will be opening our shop back up for the day and then when we close it
we will not be reopening until August!
As a thank you to all of our blog readers we will be offering a
30% discount off of your order! All you need to do is enter BLOG30 when you checkout and it will be applied to your total.
We have only ever had one sale before and quite a few people sent us e-mails afterwards saying they forgot to enter the code. We went back in and refunded those customers in paypal. Just to give you all a heads up though, we won't be doing that this time as it was quite time consuming, so please make sure to enter the discount code when you checkout. Also, if you miss the sale Monday we will not be setting up paypal invoices or anything else afterwards. Once we close we will be closed. I know that may sound a bit harsh but the whole reason we are closing up our shop right now is because of the stress that the regular 3-4 AM bedtimes have been causing and after my last doctor's appointment Thursday know that we definitely need to close up shop for now. (Although, don't worry, we have quite a few exciting changes planned for when we reopen in August!) And it isn't just for the sake of my health and the new baby's health either, both my mom and sisters have had an extra amount on their plates lately and we are all in need of a little break! (And despite everything she has going on right now, my poor mom is headed down here to take care of Lillie and I while Jon is out of town this weekend. I am quite excited, though, because there's nothing like having your mom around when you aren't feeling well!)
Okay, enough moaning and groaning. I didn't mean to sound quite so depressing I just wanted to explain why we won't be setting up special Paypal invoices and stuff like that. I hope that makes sense. Also, although you will get 30% off your total order it really will only be 30% off of all of the screenprinted items. We can't offer 30% off of the tutus and knit hats because we actually would lose money on a few of them if we did that. So, instead what we did was up their prices a little bit to compensate for that so even though you are getting 30% off of them when you check out, it really is a smaller percentage off of what there original price was. So, basically with the 30% discount both the tutus and hats will definitely be on sale but will really range from 5%-25% off of their normal price. Most of you may not have even noticed that the prices on those items was up a couple of dollars but I just wanted to disclose that because I hate when a store raises all of their prices and then claims to be having a big sale. Unfortunately, though we couldn't figure out any other way to do it because we wanted to offer 30% off the screenprinted items and that was the only way we could come up with for the tutus and hats. I hope that makes sense. I am writing it in the wee hours of the morning and I tend to ramble horribly and make very little sense when that happens =).
Okay, enough about that.
Now onto a little makeover Lillie and I did with some
egg topiaries and wreaths last week.
Last Easter we got four egg topiaries and two egg wreaths as a gift from someone. This year I thought I would make them over to match our decor a little better. I think both Lillie and Jon were a bit disappointed in my decision as Lillie thought the colored eggs were "sooooo pretty", but they were a little bright for me. As they had been boxed away since last Easter I had forgotten exactly what they looked like. In my mind the eggs were smooth so I had planned on spray painting them either a pale blue or an ivory color and then speckling them. Well, when I pulled them out of their boxes I remembered they had raised dots and swirls on them so that sent my natural speckled look out the window. Instead I just decided to spray paint them an ivory color and fill in all of the spaces with extra spanish moss and some other moss I had. (Although I did buy new moss for the letter project in my last post, I am quite cheap and generally reuse the same moss over and over for different projects, which is what I did for this project. And for that same reason, I didn't glue the moss in any spots, I just tucked it in so that when Easter is over I can pull all of it out and put it back in the two big bags I keep it in and save it for the next project. It would probably sound better to call myself thrifty but in this instance cheap is probably more appropriate seeing how moss isn't very expensive to begin with =) !)
Here is what we had to start with:
(I only photographed 1 of the topiaries but there are actually 4 of them)
And here it is after a coat of spray paint and some moss tucked in:
And here is one of the wreaths:
We did three of the topiaries with the more brownish colored moss and the spanish moss and then did the fourth one with the leftover brighter green moss from the letter project because it is in a different room and thought the brighter green would look nice next to the bright limes.
So, for just $7 (two $3.50 cans of spray paint) we were able to makeover 4 topiaries and two wreaths!
I have a few more finished Easter projects to show you all and am also still working on a couple so once everything is done will show how the whole rooms look versus just the close-up shots in this post.
I also wanted to say a big thank you so Traci, from Beneath My Heart for featuring us! She is so sweet and has a wonderful blog that you should definitely head on over and check out if you haven't before!
Also I want to wish my father-in-law luck! He is a high school basketball coach in Indiana and his team is playing in the state championship game tonight. We all were able to go two years ago when they won it, but as I am not allowed to travel only Jon will be able to go this time. Lillie and I will be cheering from home, though! Go Panthers!
Alrighty, that is it for now!
I hope you all have a blessed weekend
and be sure to check back Monday for our BIG GIVEAWAY!
Visit Animation Wallpaper Blogs for Daily Updated Wedding Dresses Collection