Thursday, February 28, 2008

The thrill of victory....

My daughter's drill team participated in a competition last weekend and the girls did extremely well! We were so proud of them and from the quality/quantity of awards that they won, all of their hard work paid off! I was so engrossed in their performances that I forgot to take pictures of all of the dances! The girls performed 4 dances, including a dance to a song from "Peter Pan". All of the costumes were beautiful and well-made. It was a long day with the girls leaving on the bus at 7:00AM Saturday morning and returning around 12:30 AM. The girls have another competition this weekend so we will be out of town. I am busy packing today and trying to mark numerous things off of my long list of "things to do" :-)






The girls are holding their numerous awards (some are individual awards)


Team Award list....WOW!

~SweepstakesJudges Award for Jazz, Kick and ModernBest Overall Technique and Choreography
~2nd Runner-up for Best in Class Officer Line- Medium Team
~TeamSweepstakes
~Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence (for receiving a 90 and above from every judge on every routine)
~Judges Award for Jazz, Novelty, Lyrical, and ModernBest Overall Presentation, Precision, Technique and Choreography
~FIRST PLACE - Best in Class- Medium Team - 10 teams
~Best of the Best - 6th place Overall out of 40 teams(Dedicated to Mike Miller)~Sportsmanship Award - voted on by the other teams at the competition
~1st Runner up Academic Champions - 3.66 cumulative GPA


11:15 PM...Savannah and Mommy, right after the awards ceremony (she looks soooo tired). I was especially proud of Savannah for being picked for all 4 of the dances (which is very hard to do for a 1st year drill team member)!



During a break at the competition, my husband and I ate a peaceful lunch together and I shopped at a local Stein Mart and Marshalls department store. I don't shop at Steinmart very often, but they always have beautiful home decor and the quality is very good. I was glad that I had my camera with me so I could share these pics with you of Stein Mart!

This display makes me long for summer!



Lots of bird and Parisian themed merchandise!







Lots of blue and chocolate colored merchandise! Could it be "in" right now?






My fabulous Stein Mart purchases



Have a fabulous day!
~Julie~

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fun stuff!


I was very honored to receive this pretty Art Award from Louise at Beachys Cape Cod Cupboard. I was very fortunate to meet Louise during the OWOH giveaway and we really hit if off :-) Be sure to stop by her blog and Etsy store if you want to see some Fabulous Finds! This award was created at Arte y pico and was passed on from artist to artist. I am to pass it on along with the following rules:
Post the award on your own blog with a link to the blog it came from.

Indicate its original link and link to that site.

Pass the award on to your five favourite bloggers - people who inspire and stimulate. And the award goes to:

Angie-Quillysillys Vintage Paper Boutique

Amy-Razz Pizazz Boutique

Nerissa-Kate,Vee & ME

Sherry-Tied up in Ribbons

Jen-Artful Dreamer

These women always inspire me with their awesome artwork and encourage me with their kinds words. Pass it on, girls!











My DVR (yes, I consider it mine...my hubby doesn't have any shows recorded on it, hee hee)in the Master Bedroom is always full because of the old movies that I love to watch! Occasionally I record some movies that I know my daughter will enjoy. Cover Girl was perfect for our mother/daughter movie night! I don't think this movie had the best script but the dancing, music and fashions were really fabulous! I tried to find pics from the movie but I found very few. Rita Hayworth plays a dancer/model in the movie so if you want to see glamorous fashions from the 1940's, then this Technicolor movie is for you. You will see lots of chic red lipstick, beautiful wavy hair, to-die-for jackets with peplums/fitted waists, ladylike gloves and lots of gorgeous over-the-top hats!

I've been busy...Correspondence Envelopes...a fabulous custom order


Today was my lucky day...I received 3 packages in the mail today (I am blogging about 2 of them today). FABULOUS FIND OF THE DAY: My Wriskey and Sew La Mode T-shirt arrived today...yahoo! I fell in love with this shirt and I had to have it..ooh-la-la! I had a really difficult time deciding which Wriskey to purchase but I chose to go with the chic pink cheetah print (pink....of course!).



I won these beautiful and chic ATC's from Teresa Sheeley at French Poppy Greetings. My daughter will be thrilled when she sees them! I am going to frame them and hang them on the wall in her Paris themed bedroom. Thank you, Teresa...you are so talented!




Have a fabulous evening, everyone!
~Julie~

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The winners are.../Happy Valentine's Day!

Wow! Due the high numbers of entries for my OWOH giveaway, I decided to add second and third place prizes (some cards and tags). I had 255 entrants in approx. a weeks time...fabulous! I used this random number generator that I saw on my friend Angie's blog....saved me a lot time! And now...without futher ado...the winners are:

1st prize winner-Lavender Hill Studio! Number 184
2nd prize winner-Eye-dyllic Number 201
3rd prize winner-Elegant Snobbery: The blog Number 27

Congratulations to the winners (I will be contacting you shortly) and I would love to thank everyone who entered! It was so much fun meeting new people and visiting new blogs. I plan to enter the giveaway next year...it was such a fabulous experience for me!

~~Ooooh! I just found out that I am a winner of one of the giveaways! I will be blogging about my win in the future (of course), so please check back!~~

Since today is Valentine's Day, I thought I would post some pics of my little Valentine display. I made my first party hat! It took me a little while to get it just right, but I am quite pleased with the result. Click on the pics to enlarge them.





The key is a Christmas ornament...I added the tassel.



My first party hat! The red/silver star on top of the party hat is a floral pick that I bought at an after Christmas sale. The vintage millinery flowers are from an Estate Sale.





The vintage Valentine cards are from an Estate Sale.



This is a red/black Christmas ornament that I bought at an after Christmas sale.



I bought this vintage hat box at an Estate Sale years ago.



I bought this heart pillow at Dollar Tree ($1) and added the embellishments.

Have a fabulous Valentine's Day!
~Julie~

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

My first giveaway....so fabulous!

A winner has been chosen...no more entries, please!






I decided that I would host my first blog giveaway...yahoo! I have joined the 2nd annual One World-One Heart Event. Go to their website and you will be able to enter numerous giveaways. My fabulous giveaway has a total retail value of aprox. $77.00! The fleur de lis bracelet and keychain retail for $18 by themselves! I have included cards for pretty much every occasion: blank, sympathy, birthday, mommy-to-be, congratulations, etc. I also included an aqua "Remember Paris" Posh Gift Tag and set of my signature Parisian Chic tags. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them. This giveaway is open to anyone living anywhere, lol! I will draw the winning name on February 13 by 10:00PM Central time and the winner will be announced on February 14. If you don't have a blog, you may still enter, just leave an email address (with your comment) where I may contact you. Thank you for visiting by blog and good luck!

Have a fabulous day!
~Julie~