Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Ok, maybe not the masses, but for the 1 or 2 readers that occasionally click my way.
A while back, our family ventured out to try a new Italian Restaurant. It was one of those little, out of the way, dumpy-divey kind of places that has AMAZING Italian food. Anyway, they had the cafe candles in the wine bottles as decor on the center of each table and Littlest Cherub thought this was just grand.
Even better, she looked at me with that certain kind of awe that only a child can look at you with (you know, the you are so smart and amazing look) when I told her that I knew how to make them and we could do one at home.
So home we went and rummaged through our rarely used liquor cabinet, (When I say rarely used, I mean RARELY! Mr. P keeps his favorites in a different, more convenient spot - So our actual "liquor cabinet" boasts bottles that date back to when The Pilgrims arrived in New England.) After much moving, tossing and sniffing, we found the perfect bottle. It is one of the wine bottles in a basket. PERFECT!
So, here is where my question comes in to play. You see, it has now been about 8 months and we still do not have the lovely centerpiece we envisioned. The problem we are having is that all of the wonderful candles we have so vigorously burned are of the "Non-drip" variety. We have resorted to using 2 advent candles shoved into the top of the bottle at just the right angles in order to get any drippage at all. As much as I love pink and purple, Littlest Cherub was envisioning a kaleidoscope of color and not the random drippings that have ensued.
So, today I am asking for your help . . . if any of you knows about a place where I can get different colored candles that ACTUALLY DRIP, please let me know - as you will certainly make Littlest Cherub a VERY happy little camper!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
And last but not least . . . Grosgrain Fabulous is also giving away not one, but three Art Nest Pincushion Rings. Click the below link to see them and enter.
I have to admit, I really would have no use for one of these, as I am soooo not domestic by any stretch of the imagination and have no idea what I would ever use a pincushion for, but . . . they are so cool and wild looking, I still want one - Just Because! Giveaway ends May 10.
Grosgrain Fabulous is apparently getting her friends in on the giveaway action as well. Her 2 friends over at Swanki Hats are offering up the following Swanki Hats Giveaway. Just click the link below . . . Giveaway ends May 6.
Be sure not to leave your little one out in the cold. Grosgrain Fabulous is giving away the cutest skirts for girls too. Skirt fits girls, ages 3-6. Giveaway ends May 3. Just click on the Simply Skirts GIVEAWAY link above to enter.
What a great Mother's Day gift to yourself. . . Grosgrain Fabulous is giving away an adorable picnic frock. Click on the Picnic Frock link below to enter and also to check out her other great stuff (and more giveaways to boot!) Giveaway ends May 8.
Muffy Martini and The Preppy Princess have joined forces and are hosting an amazing Lilly Party Pack, yes friends, I said "Lilly", giveaway. You know the drill. Click here to see all the rules! But hurry, you only have until Friday.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I told you all that I would continue to post about the Great Giveaways I find, I just didn't think it would be so soon. Anyhoo, Preppy Paper Girl posted about some Great Giveaways this week, one of which is a monogrammed beach pail from My Monogrammed Tahoe. The pails are soooo cute! Click here to enter to win one and mention that Preppy Paper Girl sent you and she will throw in a free set of 24 personalized calling cards. How great is that? A 2 for 1 deal!
And if you are interested in checking out any of Preppy Paper Girl's other Giveaway finds, click here and check it out.
Almost forgot, Pail Giveaway ends Saturday, 4/25 . . . Good Luck!
Although I love posting about all the great Giveaways I find out here in blogland and will continue to do so on a regular basis ( I mean, come on, who doesn't love free stuff?) That is not why I started blogging. I've been thinking about how I have not done a "real" post in a while and I can tell you, it is not because I have run out of things to say.
I actually started this blog a little over a year ago for the simple reason that I needed a place where I could vent, ramble, muse and sometimes even rant and rave. If any of you have followed me since the beginning, you know about Mr. P's skiing accident. It was a very bad accident and a VERY LONG year for us. I was feeling a little depressed, a little pent up and a lot confused and scared about our world and our future. I was looking for a safe haven to tell Mr. P's story with a few little anecdotes about our life in Suburbia along the way. Hence, the name "Getting Here From There".
I started out with a vengeance and had something to muse about almost every day. And then I started to feel guilty. You see, much of my posting is about my family and the silly, little things they do that drive me crazy. We all know that it is the foibles of those around us and the trials and tribulations we endure every day that make for a good story. I try to rant and rave and muse about our adventure called life honestly and with a sense of humor (although, my humor may be admittedly dark for some) and along the way, I have apparently offended or insulted some of my family members. My posts were not barbs at them or digs at who they are. Just observations on how we are all different and do things in different ways.
I recently realized that at some point, I started to sensor myself. I would find myself changing wording, editing sentences and deleting entire posts before they were even saved as a draft, never mind published. I would read and reread that day's post, wondering if Dear Mother would take offense or if other beloved family members would find my post to be a little bit mean or derogatory. So, over the past month or so, there have been no posts. My sensoring system has run amok.
No worries Dear Friends, I am not in a full blown chronic depression or anything and I truly live a blessed, wonderful, happy life. I have an amazing husband and 2 healthy and happy children and we are doing great - I would even venture to say that we are doing better than most.
BUT . . . families are not perfect. Life is not perfect. And the most absolute of all, WEATHER is not perfect. These things combined with the day to day goings-on and what I like to refer to as the Drudgery of Suburban Life sometimes make me cranky. They sometimes make me want to scream. And lately, I have been very cranky and screaming. I have had a lot to write about, but with my newly found Overdriven Sensoring Program, I have not written at all.
So, I have decided to shut down my sensoring system and write, vent, muse and rant and rave. Back to business as usual. As I said earlier, this blog was started as an outlet for myself and my thoughts. I didn't even know what followers were. It was a place for me to be me without any airs, falsities or concerns about being judged. And somewhere along the way, I feel like I lost that freedom and I allowed it to happen.
As I look back at what I have written today, I see that my "simple" explanation of why I have not done a "real" post has turned into a post in and of itself. So, I will leave my original post for later.
But, I leave you with this . . . for those of you who take offense at little things or judge easily, then maybe this is not the blog for you. I try to post my opinions, feelings and views on life and family honestly and with a sense of humor and I will not sensor that - it is what I think, feel and am. I started this blog for me. I will continue to write for me. If you read and enjoy my musings and anecdotes - Welcome to my ride called Life. If not? Check back in a couple of days - there may be more Giveaways . . .
Monday, April 20, 2009
OK, so I was all ready to attempt a "Real" post today, as it has been quite the time since I actually had to think about what to write. BUT . . . as usual, I decided to browse through my Good Reads first and lo and behold, guess what I found?! More Giveaways! Check out the Giveaways below and be sure to head on over and enter for the great gifts being offered. Happy Reading and Good Luck . . .
Lulu and Daisy have outdone themselves for their last Giveaway in April. Follow this link to enter for a great gift pack. It includes a key fob, wine stoppers, koozies and more! But hurry, as usual, the Giveaway ends Thursday night!
Be Write There is a new site I found through Lulu and Daisy (I guess they are going into the Giveaway Posting business too) they are giving away the cutest Scout Cooler and ribbon tumblers. Click here to check it out and enter. Giveaway ends Saturday, 4/25.
Hopsy over at Monograms and Manicures has teamed up with La Plates and is doing an adorable summer giveaway. These plates and platters are definitely great for anywhere use from your kitchen to poolside. Click here to check out the plates, leave your comments and see the rules. Giveaway ends Friday, 4/24.
Lilly P. Wannabe ad My Flip Flopz have teamed up for this great giveaway. Click here to check out the adorable hand painted sign you could win and to get the full instructions on how to enter. This Giveaway also ends Friday, 4/24.
As usual, if you have any problems with the links - you can always use the ones under Good Reads on the right.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Win one of these awesome monogrammed towels. Misadventures of a Newlywed has these great towels listed on her April 15 post. I know EVERYBODY could use one of these this summer.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Check out the giveaway over at Etiquette With Miss Janice.
Can you believe it? Gucci shoes. These giveaways only get better and better. I can't believe they are the only things I have actually been posting about lately. Maybe I should go into the "Giveaway Link" business. The sad, but very true fact is that with all these giveaways I have posted about, can you believe that I have not actually won ANYTHING yet? Nope . . . Nothing . . . Nada . . . Zilch . . . Zero . . . you get the drift. Maybe this will be the lucky post. I mean come on, Gucci Shoes . . . A girl can dream.
Oh yeah, Giveaway ends Tuesday, April 14. You know the drill, click here or on the link under Good Reads. And Good Luck, although, I'm not sure I really mean it this time.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Another fabulous giveaway!! Magnolias, Marriage and Manhattan is giving away the cutest preppy necklaces to 5, yes ladies, 5 lucky winners.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
My Flop Flopz is having another adorable giveaway. Click here and leave a comment on her post letting her know that DMLD from Getting Here from There sent you. Hurry - contest ends tomorrow at 8 p.m.