Sunday, January 08, 2012

catching up & a giveaway

 i've been a tad behind over here on the blog.
this last week i was practically glued to my computer
trying to catch as much of the Passion 2012 live stream as possible.
if it wasn't for meals & laundry 
i might not have ever surfaced.


i woke up yesterday so excited about attending church today
at passion city
only to realize it was only saturday.
that's how awesome it is...
 ~~~

i wanted to chronicle a few images from christmas morning
& then share about a fabulous giveaway.

as you can see,
an epic response from little bit on realizing
that her little envelope containing nothing but a phone number
was actually her new phone number
to use on sissy's handmedown phone.
woulda thought we'd given her a million dollars!


i was so excited for the girls to open their gifts.
i am every year, but this year i knew i had scored a few
wow's for them!
so fun to see the expressions of your loved ones
when they're loved on.



savannah had asked if they could have cutie jammies for christmas
so i scored these little cuties from old navy on a sale day 
with an extra % off which brought them to about $4 a pop.



dan asked for one of the coolest gifts.
a special package of Atlanta Braves tickets.
two tickets for 5 games
including the home opener, one the weekend of july 4th
& one against the Yankees
(he's from Long Island)

he asked for this & plans to have a daddy daughter date
with each girl individually to each game
& then one with me.
too fun!
& now for a little treat...
savannah had ordered this fantastic burlap pillow for me
complete with the year we were married!
lovelovelovelove this little guy
& love that my sweet girl found it, picked it out
& ordered it just for me.
i posted this picture on fb & after receiving a handful of emails 
thought i'd contact the etsy shop owner.

Terri has graciously offered one of my readers
a $50 gift certificate to her shop
&
she has also graciously offered each of you 
20% off your total purchase
just enter the promo code
PKblog
in the coupon section.
(coupon good through sunday jan. 15th)

so many great items in her shop
so, how about leave me a comment on what you might just order if you were to win

i will draw a random winner later this week
so good luck!
  (anonymous commenters, please remember to leave me your name &nemail or else i have no way to contact you if you win)






"if faith can move the mountains
 let the mountains move
we come with expectation
waiting here for you"
christy nockels

127 comments:

Rox said...

I love that pillow! Without even looking through the store I know that that is what I would want :)
Love the girls pj's and what a score they were! Always love the photos and the happy that they are filled with :) Now I am off to get ready for church myself. Have a great Sunday!

Katie said...

The His and Hers stockings are adorable too....abut I'd have to wait a year to use them. I just love the His and Hers pillow. So precious.. What a fantastic gift for you!

slip4 said...

Your Christmas photos are adorable! our wedding anniversary is coming up so I would pick the Mr And Mrs pillow to goon our bed.

Between You and Me said...

love the christmas pictures of the girls.....
I really, really enjoyed watching my kids this year, too....

I'll sign up for one of those pillows!!!

LOVE that it has the year you were married on it!

mollie's mom said...

Cute Christmas morning photos. Enjoy your blog!
What to buy?? That's tough- just spent 15 minutes oo-ing and ah-ing over her shop. Probably sweet dreams pillows or a pillow with the french bee on it. I love it all - or a tote bag. See the dilemma?? marcie@madebymolliesmom.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Precious pillow! Love how it has the year you were married on it! Your pictures are great!!

Deanna said...

Definitely the Mr & Mrs pillow!! Our 24th anniversary is the end of this month!! Score on the jammies!!

Johnson Party of seven! said...

I want a pillow like yours! I want a shower curtain for Buttons Bathroom! I want it all! =)

I sent her a message to see if she could do a simple heart and then I could put the date of Hutton's transplant on it. How precious would that be on her bed?!

Raining Pearls said...

What a great Christmas! The girls look adorable in their matching pj's :) That Dan really is "The Man". What a sweet gift for all of you.

Love your pillow. Her shop is pure eye candy, I would love one of those shower curtains and the framed burlap prints!

Geri said...

Hi!love your blog and especially love knowing that your husband is from Long Island. Here on L.I. we dont blog much. dont know why. anyway, here's to long island and the yankees!!!!!ps, i live in port jefferson. a quaint, nautical town with lots of shops and restaurants and the ferry from conn is just a walk away.

Lesley said...

Love the ruffled burlap shower curtain! Anything ruffle-l +plaid rustic always gets my vote! Cute shop! :) xo

Michele said...

Paige, I'm not sure how you "do it" but I absolutely loved yet another one of your posts filled with unbelievably beautiful pictures. You have such a precious family!! I would LOVE to order this exact pillow. Of course, first things first, my fiance and I need to set a wedding date :) Counting the days til Nashville - I just booked my gorgeous room last night!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

I love the pillow and would LOVE to have one! Your blog is my very favorite!

Anonymous said...

Love everything she's got! But that pillow has to be in my top 3. Decisions Decisions . . .

Great pictures of Christmas!

jjoy8407[at]yahoo[dot]com

Dana said...

Love your Christmas gift pillow...looks like daughter is a good shopper just like you! My youngest finally got a phone this year too {all of his older siblings wanted him to have one so they could talk to him whenever they wanted! how precious !} Being the baby definitely has it's perks!
I love the pillows and the adorable ruffled shower curtains!

Polly said...

Beautiful family! I love what Dan asked for....so sweet!

Terri's shop is fabulous. I am loving everything!

Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway chance!

Polly

Kat said...

Love all those precious Christmas pictures! Dan's gift is so sweet, daddy daughter dates to the Braves games, precious! LOVE that pillow! We just picked up new bedding for the master last week after 8.5 years with the same set. That pillow would look perfect.

Cheryl said...

popped over from Sasha's blog...lemonademakinmama.
You have a beautiful family and beautiful home. Love the matching jammies on the girls. What a sweet gift your daughter gave you. Love the Mr. and Mrs. pillow. The year you got married is a sweet touch on it.
French Market has some lovely, unique items. I had a tough time picking one thing I liked. The shabby shower curtains are lovely and well, I love the Mr and Mrs. pillow too.

Sue H. said...

love the Mr & Mrs Pillow - would be a great 20th anniversary present for us! Love your pics - happy Sunday!

Robyn said...

Oh darn. I went through that beautiful etsy shop and chose 4 things I wanted to buy only to discover she does not ship to Australia. darn darn darn

The Health Honey said...

HOLY SMOKES!...How do you decide? I would like one of EVERYTHING! I especially love several of the pillows and shower curtains! Thanks for sharing!

Tiffini Kilgore said...

Such beautiful memories...
Precious precious
I loved the music ideals you would post..brought many tears
As for giveaway it is all beautiful..maybe pillow with sweet dreams. Happy Sunday...blessings
XO

The Health Honey said...

HOLY SMOKES!...How do you decide? I would love one of everything! I especially love the pillows and shower curtains! Thanks for sharing!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Paige, Adorable photos!!! Love the pj's. Dan's gift is a gift that will keep giving with all those Daddy/daughter dates and your date to the ball games.

Thanks for sharing all your precious moments. I really enjoy reading your blog and admiring all your photos.

Oops...almost forgot about the fabulous giveaway. She has such cute things. There were so many things that I want. I love the French Rooster - Le' Poulet Pillow. It would be perfect to sit on my desk chair in my kitchen.

Happy New Year.
Susie

Carol said...

I would go for the shabby chic ruffled shower curtain.

The entire store was great.

suburban prep said...

fantastic site.
I love the pillows especially the Sweet Dreams - Burlap Pillows

Michelle Whitaker said...

I love it when you share the thoughtful and creative gifts that you give your sweet family. The pillow caught my eye right away. I'm headed to her website right now.

Maggie said...

Love ur pillow!!!! What a good gift to give to someone!!

Susan R said...

Love this post Paige. I love how excited Miss Caroline is about the phone. I remember her telling me she wanted one in one of her notes to me.
As for what I would buy...I's start buying the Red Stripe Christmas Stockings. Our entire family has these mismatched and might I say (kind of ugly) stockings...I would love to have somethings beautiful and fun to hang on the mantle.
I love the pajamas. I think I'm going to adopt the tradition of giving out pajamas every year on Christmas Eve like others do.
I see that Lil' Bit got some glittery blue Tom's. I wanted to buy my Emily the glitery pink ones, but she insisted on the plain navy blue. Oh well, her birthday is just around the corner...(18) YIKES!

Jennifer Fawbush said...

Your family is so sweet. I have two girls (7 and 3) and often think of YOUR girls when I picture mine growing up. It is happening fast.
The Simply French Market is so fun! Your pillow is such a sweet idea! I think I'd start with the Monogramed Damask Pillow. Cheers!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- so much cuteness there! Dan the man and his tickets and plan -- so sweet!!

Love that pillow -- your girl is a great gift giver, just like her mama!

Happy Sunday!

janet

Brad said...

I would order the distress flour de lys frame as I am from Quebec and that is our provincial flag.
Thanks

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Debby said...

Love all your photos. The girls in matching Jammie Bottoms make all the red pop out. Love special gifts. The pillow is wonderful.
I love all of hers. Love the burlap with the ruffles.

Shannon said...

Love all her pillows. I've ordered from this shop in the past and have loved my pillows. What a wonderful present Savannah picked out for you and I love Dan's present and his idea to take each of the girls and then you. How fun that will be!

Michelle said...

I would LOVE one of those same pillows! Love your blog too! :)

Just Me and My Halo said...

you have a lovely and comforting blog aura! loving he Mr. and Mrs. Pillow and am into french crowns right now ... tough choices! grace and blessings, Crystal

Sogni Siciliani said...

Love the Pillow: Royal French Crown - Chamboard - Wreath Pillow - Natural/BlackFrom SimplyFrenchMarket

It will make my bedroom feel like the Queens chamber!!!
Fun Christmas photo's. Hope you all have a wonderful and healthy New Year!!!

bskthound1 said...

Looks like you all had a blessed holiday! Thanks for sharing. Absolutely love the Mr. Mrs. pillow!

Sarah T said...

I love the pillow you got! It would look so cute on our bed :)

Dawn said...

what a fun christmas! I love the phone number idea...the years we have done it, I secretly get up and call the number and then a package under the tree rings :)

I would def get the mr & mrs pillow...love it!

Becky said...

I just started reading your blog and you are such an inspiration.
You have a beautiful family.
I love your pillow you got for Christmas,but I also love the Sweet Dreams pillows.I think I would have to have those.
I don't have a blog so here is my e-mail address.Blessings,Becky

beckyp47@roadrunner.com

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i would DEFINITELY (not might) order the burlap shower curtain- LOVE it!

Shauna said...

I love that pillow & after looking through the shop, I would love one of everything, however I think your pillow is my favorite :)

Your Holidays looked like they were merry & bright! Thanks for another great blog post.

Jacqueline said...

I love your pillow and would love to buy it for my brother and his fiancee for their wedding this summer. I also love her Christmas stockings and the his and hers pillows.

Wendy said...

I would love to order the aqua eiffel tower pillow! I loved it all, it would be hard to make a final decision. Lovely etsy store!

Living Life in the Lowcountry said...

Love the christmas photos!
Oh my, her shop is just amazing! I love the French Script Burlap table runner!

Anonymous said...

I know a special couple getting married this summer. This would be a perfect gift for them!
-- Wendy

wjrettberg@comcast.net

Jodi said...

What a great Chrismas; I just love all the pictures!

Beka got the same pillow pet for Christmas and she would die for all the art supplies....her and Caroline have very similar tastes!

What a great gift for Dan...and I love what he is going to do with the tickets. That is so special and very fun!

I love your Mr. and Mrs. pillow, I would pick that one too if I were to choose.
Take care, Paige!
Jodi

Verna said...

I so enjoy reading your blog. I love your pictures. They capture the emotions. I would want one of the Mr & Mrs Pillow. So cute!

Kelly said...

I have already bought two of those darling pillows for some sweet friends getting married this year. Would love the $50 off to spend on myself... is that selfish? Ugh, it's just too cute! Thanks for sharing Paige!

pballard said...

In love with the shower curtains, but it is all beautiful. Thanks for the chance....

Katie said...

OMG!!! I am pretty much obsessed with Burlap these days and I would buy the sweet dreams pillows if I won. I might not be able to wait til then actually. Thanks for the discount!!!!!

janet said...

What a great pillow..So many choices on her site..I love it all..

Jane G said...

I love the Mr and Mrs pillow too!
Thanks for sharing your christmas photos Paige!

Bethanie said...

I would so order that pillow!! LOVE it!! Received some "french script" fabric from Ballards for Christmas and going to make some pillows today...it would go perfectly together!! xoxo ps. I made your jewelry board...thought I had a piece of drop cloth big enough to use, but ended up using burlap. It turned out so cute!!

Anonymous said...

I love that pillow--and that Etsy shop--have shopped there before!!

Anonymous said...

Have never left a comment..But this Mr and Mrs pillow has to be the best! I am mom to A who has the blog "love Being A Nonny"
My anniversary is January 24th and I would love that pillow!
Love your blog...my email is shelbo@carolina.rr.com

Anonymous said...

LOVE your blog....so inspirational. Wish I could be half as productive as you are! Also, LOVE the French Rooster Burlap pillow.

sue
southernmiss@live.com

The Sisson's Jubilee said...

love the pillow and love your blog :)

The Sisson's Jubilee said...

i love your blog and love the pillow. looks like anything from the shop would be just lovely :)

tessie said...

Love your blog, love your family and home photos and love this giveaway! Cindy macintosh603@hotmail.com

Simone said...

Gorgeous photos Paige, I love those Christmas pjs! My daughter can't wait to get her own phone, she has to wait til March :)

LOVE those pillows....from her site I love the black bird or the bee pillow :) X

Maureen said...

I think I would order a "mr. and mrs." pillow, too...afterall I do have an anniversay coming up!

Amy R. said...

I would love one of those pillows! Great Christmas pics too!
Amy

The Avery House said...

Hi there friend!
I love this post for many reasons. I think Christmas morning photos are the best and I love all of yours. My favorite captures are Emily's expression on her face as she is looking at her new phone, the photo of Dan and his Braves tickets (what an awesome idea!) and the one of all of your girls and Brinkley (he looks at peace with his girls behind him). I also love the "Mr./Mrs." pillow. It is perfect. I don't wish to be entered for the drawing (not because I wouldn't love it)as I think another lucky person should receive the gift of generosity from your Etsy source. I plan on visiting the site though. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed week ahead! PS. I am getting to come to Nashville in March for the Pearl Event! So excited. My hubby surprised me with a ticket!

Rebecca Parsons said...

Love her stuff! So cute!!! I have to say the Document Script Pillow is my favorite!

Deborah said...

Love your Christmas pictures. Sweet. What a precious gift from your daughter. It's so perfect in your room.

Amanda said...

love the pillow. love that your hubby wants alone time with each of the girls in his life...so sweet!

Anonymous said...

I love your pillow! What a thoughtful daughter you have. I'd love to have one too.

t.hegarty@q.com

Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd clarify...I'd love a pillow like yours...and I already have a thoughtful daughter like yours!! (my last comment made me laugh when I read it...wouldn't want my daughter to feel like I wanted the thoughtful daughter!)

patricia e said...

Love it! You daughter is so thoughtful...Oh I love it and am ordering one - A perfect gift for my hubby and I for June, as we are celebrating 30yr anniversary - 33 yrs together...thank you for offering this

Dawn Gahan said...

What a find this etsy shop is! And so reasonably priced! I think this pillow would make a great wedding gift. Love it.

(I was glued to my live feed all last week too! And found myself chanting "tear the curtain down" when Louie was talking about 2013. I can't imagine my daughter Harleigh not having this next year. It is the perfect spiritual new year gift in both of our lives. Loved reading about Savannah's Passion story with the gift from one of your readers.)

Dawn

jillian nicole said...

What a sweet and thoughtful daughter you have!! That pillow is adorable and I think I might just order one for the me and the hubs if I won! P.S. My husband and I went to Passion 2010 when it was in London and LOVED it! So excited that your Savannah got to go!:)

Michele said...

Love the pillow and would love one for my bed too.On a side note, I am pretty sure we have the same bed too!!!!

Ashley said...

I'd have to get one (or two,or three) of those throw pillows. My couch needs an updating!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Darling pillow! Such a sweet recap of Christmas morning and I love the matching jammies. I did that one year and not sure why I stopped... so cute.

RachelRAdams said...

Love it

Erin said...

So glad y'all had such a great Christmas! And love her stuff! I would definitely get two of the framed canvas pieces - the monogrammed "B" and the bee ...and probably the crown, too...

Anonymous said...

Great gifts. I would choose a shower curtain.
louisedaisy@hotmail.com

AndeM1 said...

Lovely Christmas images...you girls are so sweet. Amazing christmas present ...the pillow is perfect and adds just the right touch......what a sweet sentimental gift. I really enjoyed the etsy shop is so great...I love the french bee pillows, but loved each and every shower curtain......I might need one!!!! Happy New Year!

Esme said...

I love those matching PJ's you have the girls in. I would choose the burlap valance. thank you for this. Have a great week.

smk said...

great pillow ;)

Maria said...

I love your blog but it is dangerous to my bank account! ;-) the jewelry, the boots, i would love to live in your home!

I think I would go with the anniversary pillow, but I am a sucker for the apothecary bottles too.

Thanks for introducing me to another darling shop!!

Maria

Michelle said...

True confession - I just ordered the pillow before even posting a comment - its a perfect gift for a friend who's getting married!! Love it! Lots of other choices but the stockings and drapes are probably up there...plus a pillow for us!! Love the Braves tix/date gift!! Fab!!!

suzannah said...

The picture of your lovely daughters on the staircase with the doggy is so, so cute! :)
I love these two items from the adorable Etsy shop:
1.Burlap Pillow Slip with Shabby Chic White Flowers
2.French Crown No. with swirls of Pear Green Buds Pillow

brockey said...

Love the post. My favorite would be French Script Bow Wrapped around a Burlap Pillow.

Rebecca said...

I would most definitely order the same pillow your daughter gave you! I just got married New Year's Eve and it would be the perfect addition to our bed!

conne lou said...

Love the "Mr. and Mrs. burlap pillow. Just celebrated my 20th Year
Anniversary! Sign me up. :-)

Annette said...

You really have a beautiful family.

Jennifer said...

Either the Mr. and Mrs....or His and Hers for my side of the couch...and his side of the couch! Great giveaway and love the pictures. Can not wait to meet you in Nashville for the Pearl Event!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and would love to shop using the certificate if I should win! Barbara in AR

gl said...

I feel like such a copy cat but I love that Mr. & Mrs.burlap pillow.

Gloria
tex531atyahoo.com

Talia said...

I would love to have that pillow! It is dreamy!

Love the Christmas pics and the jammies are adorable!

Vickie said...

I would choose the same pillow you received!!It is adorable!!Thanks for a chance to win such beautiful items.

britneyanne said...

I love those ruffled shower curtains, so cute!

Anonymous said...

Super COOL pillow! What a great wedding gift that would make also! Looks like a wonderful Christmas with your family! My name is Tami @ my4guysandme@gmail.com !

Meg said...

I love any of the pillows. Thank you!

Lyssa at Living Simple in the South said...

LOVE THAT PILLOW

Cute on the pjs...you are a good gift giver paige! Savannah has learned well i guess!

So glad you told me about that shop!

Anonymous said...

LOVE everything but I think I'd go fot the bee pillow.

shannablarson@gmail.com

chrissiwithab said...

Love the pillow. It is perfect. Love more that your cute Savannah found it for you, you have taught her well.
Cute jammies too. Thanks for sharing your Christmas photos. If you ever want to do an online course for using your rebel camera, sign me up.

Jenn A said...

That pillow is adorable!!
good (dot) cooker (at) hotmail (dot) com

Tiffany said...

Oh how fun! i would get a Mr & Mrs pillow! love it!

xoTiffany

tiffanyday@roadrunner.com

julieann said...

I love me a good burlap pillow and this is so cute. Im still married so toss my name in the hat :)
Julie

Alecia said...

I love that song posted lyrics from...one of my FAVES!

That pillow is amazing...Savannah did a GREAT job!

Dan's idea was PRESH! I love that he has tickets to take each one of his ladies on a date!

I love so many things in the Simply French Market shop...soooo CUTE! I like the Burlap pillow w/ large bow, French Crown no. 12, Shabby Black flowers on Burlap & Burlap table runner w/ black rose chiffon trim...just to name a few. :-)

Jen Kershner said...

I love Dan's gift. What a wonderful guy he is! It looks like you had a wonderful day and I love how thoughtful that pillow was.

Kathy Giaquinta said...

I saw a couple of pillows I would love to have! Thanks for the chance to win one!
akgiaquinta@gmail.com !

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

LOVE her shop (and that pillow!). What a sweet and thoughtful gift :)
I have the burlap and ruffle curtains on my dining room slider in my home from Terri already...absolutely adore them!
Im thinking my cute lil bench needs that Mr. & Mrs. pillow!
XOX
Lolo

Anonymous said...

Melissa Lyncn nclmhl@hotmail.com
I love it all but your pillow is the best!

vermonter said...

I would have a very hard time picking one thing from this site but I think the first pick would be the burlap shower curtain with the red stripe. OMG there are so many cute things on that site. OH the girls looked so cute in their matching jammies, I get my granddaughters matching jammies every year, they are so cute.

Anonymous said...

sweet dreams pillow. email at cincin2207@hotmail.com

Gail said...

Pillow,Pillow, Pillow!!! YEAHHHHH!!!! Don't ya just love give-aways!!!! PILLOW!!!! :O)

Anonymous said...

Love that pillow.....just ordered one for me and for my son and daughter in law. I did not however see a place to put the discount code....oh well, hopefully the sweet pillow gal can help with that. Just wanted you to know that I love your blog. I'm a mom with 3 boys (21, 20, and 18) - so we live in opposite worlds but our hearts are united in our love for the Lord and our families. Keep on blogging.....I'm refreshed by you so many days.
Blessings your way,
Annie Foster
rfoster10@carolina.rr.com

Sarah said...

This made me miss christmas! I love your photos and those Old Navy PJs are too cute. I would order any of the burlap pillows - I love the one with the washed cotton bow!

Anonymous said...

I love any of her pillows. Or the ruffled shower curtains. All adorable!

Angie Jerde
amellingsworth@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I think your daughter knows you well (and loves her mama well) to choose such a thoughtful gift. Love how creatively you gave your youngest the cell phone! I think I might have to file that idea away for my boy who keeps asking for his own phone. I think I first came to your website from UrbanGraceInteriors.com, but I keep coming back because olive reading about your faith & family.

I would choose a shower curtain, she will make them to your specified length and that is hard to find!

Thanks for the chance to win!
Alison
cafontenot(at)comcast(dot)net

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant "I love," not "olive." auto-correct strikes again!
Alison

CHH said...

Love the pillow that Savannah purchased as a gift for you & Dan.


Great buy on the p-jays, Paige.

Love xmas jammies.

Enjoy your day.

Sharla said...

Love the pillow. I think I would want the same. Thanks for sharing!

AubreyLaine said...

If I won I would definitely want the Mr & Mrs Burlap Pillow!!! Gorgeous.
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

Amy said...

Hey Paige! I LOVE reading your blog...and have for quite some time. You and your family are such an inspiration! I was tickled to see that adorable pillow in your post. I ordered 2 pillows from that very same shop a few weeks ago! I love her stuff! I would order the Mr. & Mrs. pillow for sure!

mblanchet said...

Paige,
Can I just ask where did you get the boots your daughter got for Christmas?
Thanks

kathi said...
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kathi said...

I love the Mr & Mrs pillow also the cotton ruffles shower curtain.

Michelle said...

Wow - I have found so many fun vendors from you and your blog but have to say this one is one of my fav's that you've featured. I would love the Mr. & Mrs. pillow, the burlap valance or the ruffle shower curtain. Really everything in their shop is amazing. Thanks for sharing and for this give a way.

Home: Inside and Out said...

Your sweet family posts always make me smile and often teary eyed. I have 3 girls (much younger) and I just imagine they will be as precious when they are your girls' ages too...in other words yours give me hope with their sweet sisterly love and smiles. Thanks again for sharing. :)

ProjectHope7 said...

thanks for sharing this wonderful review... the SWEET DREAMS burlap pillows jumped off the page .... they are gorgeous... definitely on my wishlist!