Giveaway Winner + Fun Week

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The giveaway for the 3 hand painted ornaments I mentioned wrapped up last night with the winner being Regina Pruett. Congratulations Regina!

This week was fair week here in town and I have to say, I really painted the town so to speak with it this year. I went a total of 3 nights and stayed almost until it closed down last night. With so much fair food, I’m quite sure I won’t come down from this sugar high for a week or so. And, yes, there is an unopened bag of cotton candy on my kitchen counter but I’m sharing that with my family…I promise.

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For several years, I didn’t go to the fair at all. I lived in another town and didn’t come back here for it even though it really wasn’t that far away. When I moved back here to my hometown and started going again, I’d forgotten how much fun it was! Since I’ve been back, I’ve not ridden anything but if someone were willing to ride with me, I would just have to do it. Let’s just say there wouldn’t be a need of any arm twisting.

A couple nights, I went with two of my cousins and we had SO much fun. We laughed until we almost cried so many times. It’s always refreshing to be around happy, positive people. Something tells me there will be more fun adventures in our future…and I can hardly wait.

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Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Much love!

xoxo, Rhonda

Pretty Little Topiary + County Fair

If you know me, you know I can’t go too long without painting a Shabby/Cottage Chic painting. While on Pinterest, I was searching for something else and came across a picture of a topiary in a vase which inspired me to paint this:

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Many of my friends and family encouraged me to enter it in the county fair this week. It’s a good think I listened – it received a 2nd place award! It’s still on display at the fair but I’ll have it back after Sunday and it will be available for purchase.

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Each time I paint a Shabby Chic inspired piece, I fall in love with it all over again. I’d say it’s a safe bet to think that you’ll see similar pieces very soon. 🙂

xoxo

Rhonda

The Winner of the Giveaway!

A lovely lady named Amber won the prize pack I did the giveaway for on Saturday. She won two things – her choice of a custom ornament or mini sign, AND a $10 gift certificate for my etsy shop.

These were the items she chose, and they’ll go out tomorrow for her:

 

Congratulations Amber!!

NFAC Contest Update

I’m really excited to announce that I finished in 3rd place in the NFAC contest last week! All three of my paintings I entered into the contest sold and found themselves new homes. The painting above – my owl silhouette titled “Calm” is the one that put me in 3rd place.

This was the first art contest I’d entered in my life so I was thrilled to participate, let alone place in it! Thanks to NFAC for allowing me to enter and to those who bid on my painting who made it happen. There were around 52 entries in the contest and I was amongst so much talent. I feel incredibly blessed. 🙂

Giveaway + Facebook Fan Page

I’ve been working on a facebook Fan Page for my cozy loft etsy shop and finally published it yesterday. There’s still lots to do but it is up and available for you to see and become a fan if you would like. Just click here to see it.

Also, I’m collaborating with a lovely lady named Leslie who contacted me about sponsoring a giveaway on her blog of some of my goods. There will be two prizes to be given away from my shop – a scrabble tile pendant of the winner’s choice and a sachet pillow of the winner’s choice!

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Be sure to go by her blog and see all the ways you can get an entry:

http://livelovelaughwithleslie.blogspot.com/2009/06/cozy-loft-etsy-giveaway.html

This lady is super sweet and has such a nice little blog. I’m sure you’ll be so happy you visited there. Good luck!!

Also, happy father’s day to all you daddies out there! I hope your day has been super special and full of spoiling you rotten!! 🙂