Monday, April 30, 2012

winner winner chicken dinner

I've said it once (or maybe twice via FB :) and I will say it again, "thank you, thank you, thank you" for all of your support and encouragement. I know I am a little nuts about decorating, crafting and lots of other things home related but I appreciate all of you that make me believe that I am not nuts but just enthusiastic ;) All y'all really know how to make a girl feel loved!

Today is the day where I announce the winners of my first giveaway and now I can look forward to posting here at the olive grove. The winners of these pillows:


And just so you see the authenticity of the pickings of the winners, here are the pictures of my computer screen of the names that popped up and I even had my husband stand there as an eye witness. :)

Emily, I know where you live so that's not a problem to deliver your pillow...maybe we can make it a playdate?!! Kini, I am not sure who you are so if you could contact me at that would be great! If I don't hear back from you in a week I have a third name that I will announce as a runner up winner. I can't wait to package these two beauties all cutsie for you two!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

my first Olive grove post

I am really excited to finally share this blogging endeavor with you all. I have been working on the olive grove for awhile now with the help of my friend and partner in crime also known as my husband, Justin. He supports me in all of my frilly decorating silliness and I just adore him for that. I have been blogging for 4 years now on a personal blog and there I found myself blogging about projects around the house, the things I re-purpose and the many crafts I get myself in to just as much or more than family life. I one day decided on creating a blog specifically focused on those things alone. I will continue blogging on my personal blog about our life and my sweet kiddos. I dream of owning my own little shop someday or at least contributing my crafts to sell at a shop somewhere. This is a little jump start to that dream.

I am a lover of all things decorating, crafting, DIY projects, re-purposing, thrift store shopping, etc etc. I am here to share all of those fun things with you plus some other random topics that I enjoy and maybe inspire a few of you along the way in hopes that you will want to make your house/dwelling space a home. Check out all the tabs along the top of the page to learn more about the olive grove.

To kick off the olive grove I am going to do a giveaway! Who doesn't love something free? I have this adorable stencil that I used to stencil 19 table cloths for a friends wedding and she let me keep it afterwards! Thanks Lauren! You can find it HERE on etsy! It is a beautiful French stamp postmark from 1907 for the Pope's palace in Avignon. I just love it and have been waiting to use it for something! I have stenciled not ONE but TWO lovely pillows below. There will be TWO winners!! They are stenciled in a soft black on a tan lightweight fabric sewn on an 18"x18" pillow form. Would you like to get your hands on one of these? You can have three entries to this giveaway. They are:

1. Become a follower of the olive grove
2. Share my blog on your Facebook page and mention the giveaway &
3. Leave a comment telling me either a good book or movie to read or watch right now!
....and remember to tell me how many entries you have (if more than just following me on the sidebar)

Here are the pillows modeling on my deck...

I will put all your entries into a random generator and announce the winners on April 30th. Remember there are two pillows so there are two winners...who doesn't like better chances at winning? Now, if I can have enough motivation to go down to my craft room and make one of these for my own living room!

Thanks for joining this journey with me!!!!
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