Baby the Maltese celebrated her 10th birthday on Monday. I whipped up a cute little “10″ felt toy for the occasion which she had a lot of fun playing with. Her BarkBox also arrived on her birthday. All in all, I think that she felt pretty spoiled, even if she did have to go to the vet for her monthly shot.
Who else loves fun jewelry? It’s a perfect gift to give at the holidays, and of course, the right piece of jewelry can make any outfit complete. I was lucky enough to receive an adorable new necklace from Blue Nile as a thank you for hosting this giveaway. The necklace has a sweet little arrow, and is just right for everyday wear. I’ve been wearing it ever since it arrived and have already had so many complements and questions about where I got it.
As you can see, the packaging was just as fun as the necklace (I always love it when that happens)! When it arrived I almost didn’t want to open it because the package was just so cute, but of course I didn’t wait very long to open it up and find the fun box inside.
With the holidays upon us, it’s easy to get overwhelmed tying to think of a great gift. Luckily Blue Nile has a great app called Leave Nothing To Chance that will generate recommendations based on how you answer a few fun questions. You can use the app to create an infographic for yourself or someone else, I used the app to make my own and then shared it through Facebook, just in case Santa is checking my page for ideas. Here is what part of it looks like:
Now, for the really fun part! I have a $50 Blue Nile gift card to giveaway to one lucky winner. To enter just use the Rafflecopter form below. The winner will be contacted by email after the giveaway ends and will have 48 hours to respond otherwise a new winner will be chosen.
Even if you aren’t the winner of the gift card, you can still enjoy a little holiday treat because I have 10% off at BlueNile.com until Dec. 31st! Just use this code: BNAPP2013
Good for 10% off Blue Nile jewelry from Nov. 29, 2013 – Dec. 31, 2013. Enter the code into the “Reference Code” box at checkout. Terms and conditions *Valid on select regularly-priced jewelry excluding loose diamonds, settings and Build Your Own Diamond Jewelry™. Offer not valid on sale merchandise, gift certificates, Monique Lhuillier jewelry, back-ordered items, polishing cloth, and jewelry cleaner purchases. Reference code BNAPP2013 must be entered in cart or mentioned over phone at time of purchase. Offer may not be combined with any other offer, cannot be applied retroactively, and applies to US customers only. Void where prohibited. Offer expires 11:59pm PST 12/31/2013. The offer terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply.
Today on The Neighborhood I am sharing some fun apps to help you countdown to Christmas!
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The glass in our coffee table broke in two recently, and because it was close to a holiday we needed something quick to replace it. Luckily, the hardware store had a piece of wood that fit almost perfectly. It worked great with a table cloth over it (black for Halloween), but for the time after Halloween was over, we needed something that would look better.
We decided to grab a bit of molding and finish off the edges. And since we were already staining our reclaimed wood for the fireplace project, we decided to use what we had and stain the table the using the same stain.
There it is on the old table top base. Honestly, at first I wasn’t sure about it because it didn’t look quiet right in our living room. But it’s growing on me. I’d still like to replace the glass someday though, it makes the room look so much larger when the coffee table has glass in it.
Since we didn’t have to cut the wood (it was pre-cut) all we had to do was miter the molding, then attach it (we used wood glue and a brad gun). Have you mitered before? Not as easy as it sounds. Luckily my husband is a genius and knew exactly how to do it. All in all, the project didn’t take long to put together, the most time consuming part was waiting for the stain and top coat to dry.
Just a quick note. Things have been busy around here, working hard on getting our fireplace project all done before Thanksgiving. I wonder if we will make it? Anyway, I just wanted to pop in and say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you dear readers. Posting will return to normal after the holiday (with a very fun giveaway too)!
Enjoy your holiday!