Wednesday, December 10, 2008

blog friends are so stinkin cool

Sometimes the www is good to me. This is one of those times.

1. I entered a blog giveaway contest at The Bridal Wishlist, and I won! My prize is approx $200 worth of beautiful custom letterpress notecards from Parklife Press. The notecards are gorgeous and the site offers tons of beautiful invitations, business cards and more. I ordered 1/2 for me and 1/2 to share with my mom. Thanks so much to Janice from BW and Travis from PP for the goodies!

Pic via The Bridal Wishlist, via Parklife Press.

2. I posted awhile back about my search for the perfect orange bridemaid shoes and I requested that all of you lovelies help me out. Well the lovely Anne from Perfect Bound came through for me! And boy did she ever! She scoured the net for me, and here is the compilation of beauties she found.

From top left: Nine West Women's Juliarae Sandal; $80 but only in a 10, Nine West Women's Argent Slingback Sandal; $24, Boutique 9 Women's Camryn2 Slingback Sandal; $36, Nine West Women's Korisa Sandal; $24

From bottom left: Nine West Women's Michoman Pump; $24, Nine West Women's Luxious Pump; $30, Nine West Women's Solelyn Slingback Sandal; $24, Charles David Women's Trifle Sandal; $58 and VIVIAN-LS in burnt orange from Nina Shoes; $89

Thank you Anne for all of the ideas and for all of you lovely comments on my posts. I am so excited to have a new reader! Pic and shoe descriptions via Anne from Perfect Bound, a great inspiration blog you should visit. Seriously.

3. I am participating in two holiday blog swaps this year. The first is The Gift Exchange hosted by Stacy from one of my favorite daily reads, La Boudoir. I have mailed that package off to a lovely lady in Chicago. Once I am sure she has received it, I will post pics of what I sent. I am excited to receive a package sometime soon!

The second is The Great 2008 Greedy Girl Calendar Swap hosted by Caroline at Greedy Girl. The rules are that the calendar has to be unique and lovely and cost $20-25. I won't ruin the surprise and say what I ordered, but I think it is good. Caroline paired me up with Erin from the uber-fabulous Apartment #34. I can't wait to mail off her gift and to see what she got me. Also, at the end of the swap, we are all supposed to upload pics of our goodies to Flickr. It will be neat to see what everyone came up with.

Pics from La Boudoir and Greedy Girl.

4. Finally, I just want to mention how much I love when all of you dear readers comment on my posts. So thanks! Most days I feel like I am writing to myself, which I think is probably the equivalent of talking to myself, which probably isn't very cool. So, please help me be cool and comment when you stop by. I love to know who actually visits my little blog, and if you blog, I would love to read it!

1 comment:

Apt. #34 said...

darling ashley - thank you so much for my wonderful calendar! I posted about it today. The one I got you just arrived and is sitting next me - we've just gotten 9 inches of snow so making it to the post office may take a day or two - but I promise, it is en route!