Sunday, April 19, 2009

duck, duck, duck... giveaway!


we went to my niece's 10th birthday party today... and much to her (and my sister's) surprise, one of the kids brought her a baby duck as a present! i'm not sure if she gets to keep it, or if it's going to live at her friend's house as a foster-duck. either way all of the girls had a great time snuggling up to the new baby duck.

and yesterday, emma and i wore ourselves out (hardly!) checking out a town-wide sidewalk sales in our town. a bunch of the little shops in town had great sales going. the owner of character traits even generously donated some items for warm beach camp's women's retreat. i also picked up a couple of scarf headbands, a purse, and some oilcloth type wallet things by tinymeat that i'm planning on making into some purse mini albums. i even picked up an extra one for my friends here on my blog!

this cute little vintage shoe card holder could be yours... check out the bottom of the post for more details! :)

i found these tea towels at another shop just down the street called bungalow bay. i loved them all, but only got the blue crown one. i'm sure i'll be back to add to my collection!

then we headed down to poppyseeds, one of my regular vintage shop stops. i picked up a milkglass plate, a hat and some funky frames for torrey's bedroom.

and of course, no stanwood area shop hop is complete without a stop at the spare room vintage flea market. we ended up with a little pink bowl and a mercury glass bird for my kitchen... and a very fun day out with my baby girl.

so now for the tinymeat cardholder giveaway... give me a sec, i'm trying to think of something fun... wow, stan and i are sitting here trying to think of something creative, but we're both coming up with pretty dumb stuff. lol. ok, really, here's what we came up with... answer either one of the following to be entered:

stan's idea:
if you were to write a book about yourself what would the title be?
noel's idea: 5 adjectives that best describe you

ps i totally think mine is easier, although stan's is a cooler question.


stan's answer:
the exhaustive concordance of happy little accidents
noel's answer: short, loud, sarcastic, smiley, shutterbug

48 comments:

Amy said...

Okay, I'm answering the 5 adjectives that describe me (I just can't come up with a good book title at the moment, LOL):
Sarcastic, practical, loving, silly and sweet. :)

Paul Matthewson said...

Book title: I really have had a wonderful life.

Yes, I have. Now, for the rest of it. Hey, it was the best I could come up with at 11:43pm.

scrappin{jewlz} said...

Awesome photos.. looks like you found some GREAT things!

5 adjectives about me...

creative, sad, caring, messy, tired

Faith said...

Let's see a book title hmmmm ...
how about "The Silver-haired Mom that Never Grew Up"

Sara Ancich said...

I think my book would be the same title as my blog...My Colorful Life.

Mary Lou said...

5 adjectives about me: crafty, optimistic, loving, sarcastic, overweight (or undertall)!!! :)

angie worthington said...

great pics & finds on your outing....

i am taking the easy way out & use 5 adjectives to describe me: caring, crafty, crazy, loving & spontaneous....

Collin said...

Book Title: Donde Esta El Bano?

5 Adjectives to describe me: fastidious, merciless, jackhammer. That's all I can think of.

Kathleen said...

I am selecting the 5 adjectives to describe me:
Alive, gabby, hopeful (that I win), kindhearted, nostalgic.
Thanks! Kathleen

Anonymous said...

Oooo.... oooo... ooo... I have such good answer for both. Can I answer both? Just for fun???

Book Title: What Makes My Life Complete: A Heartfelt List of My Quirks and Blessings

Five Adjectives: Strong-minded, caring, sensitive, funny, obsessive-compulsive.

Miss said...

That wasn't supposed to say anonymous...it was supposed to say Miss Erika, Erika Dorman Kirkman, that is. ;)

Farm Girl in MD said...

Book Title: Life in a Small Town

Adjectives: quiet, dedicated, silly, encouraging, loving

Jingle said...

If I were to write a book about me it would be called JustJingle! That's me!

Veronica said...

Book Title: The Many Mis-Adventures of a S.A.H.Mom!
5 Words? hmmm. Athletic, Energized, Funny, Snippy, Mamarazzi!

Anonymous said...

Book Title: My life:the miracle years

5 words: blessed, grateful, happy, fullfilled, creative
designingdms@aol.com

Jackie said...

My book title--Crazy and enjoying it
5 words that best describe me ???? hum...Danica, Noel, Davy, Jason, survived :)

Jackie said...

oh guess those aren't really adjectives but nouns :)

mindy said...

book title don't laugh too hard or you might make a puddle thanks for the giveaway

Julie Patterson said...

Silly, caring, happy, positive, dedicated.

Made me think. I needed that today.
Julie P

suzeyq said...

Let me see if I can come up with 5...... bold, outgoing, protective, procrastinating, understanding, and helpful.

Kay said...

Hmmmm... This is hard!

Had to ask my hubby on these.
5 adjectives: crafty, smart, tired, blessed, late. (and no I'm not preggers. I'm just always running late! lol)

Book title: A fun loving girl, trapped in fat.

Yup! That sums up the story of my life!!

Dettao said...

Oh, the book title is the easy one for me. "and so, I smiled"

Anonymous said...

My book title would be "Everyday Choices"

Five words to describe me:
Happy, excited, delirious, amazed, lucky!!! well, these words would describe me if I won!!! Hee-hee!

Heidi Y said...

that card holder is too cute, ok, now for my title - Lovin every minute...

Joy Pearcy said...

Hmmm...book title off the top of my head... Mama is Tired. Okay, not a good idea to think of a book title when you can't sleep because of a sick two year old!! Adjectives for me now...tired, sarcastic, faithful, sad, anxious. Hope that will do:) Looks like you had a fun day and have some great shops there!! I'm a little jealous...should have put that in my adjective list:)!!

Teresa said...

Love Your blog Noel. I visit everyday.

My title: The Long (not Short) Version of the Story.
Reason: I am known by my family and friends that I do not know how to tell a short story. So no reader's digest condensed version coming from me! (lol)

Alicia Sharp said...

The name of my book would be " A Hillbilly's Life." I was born and raised in a very small town in N.C and we are all the time getting called "hicks" because of our country slang! That's OK tho caue I would not trade my life for anyone elses. I also know what true Southern Hospitality is!!

Jackie said...

I think I'll use my blog title for my book title - Pursuits of my Scattered Mind - yep that about sums it up! Sounds like a fun day shopping!

liane66 said...

"She did it her way." Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tiffany819 said...

5 adjectives about me-

Lazy, Crazy, Hyper, Shy, Sensitive.

Such random descriptions right? lol

I am too complicated to come up with a name for a book. :) Thank you!

prplrush said...

Ok lol so i thought and thought about both questions, and the only one i could come up with an answer for was the Stan's lol. So here it is, if i had to write a book about my life I would probably have to name it "Stumbling backward" don't ask why lol. You only get one answer here and that's it lol

cassie said...

my five:
messy, sentimental, creative, pack-rat-ish, loyal

my book: "the back nine"

jodie said...

I'm so loving that apron...I'm a baker and that would be PERFECT!!

5 words:

loyal, stubborn, sarcastic, crafty, happy

Brit Swiderski said...

I think my adjectives would be:

crafty, perfectionist, procrastinator, empathizer, and spontaneous

I loved seeing all of the cute things you saw- I need to find a place to go like that around where I live! :)

Samantha said...

Hey Noel! Glad you had a good day out with Emma. She looks adorable in her red dress. Please tell her and Torrey I said, "Hello!"

So, you want a book title or 5 adjectives? Well, if I'm being completely honest at the moment, my book title would be: Fed Up and Annoyed - The Musings of Muddling through Life. LOL. Hey, it's the truth!

Talk to you later, girl!

Sharon said...

confident,helpful,loving,kind,hard worker. Thanks for the giveaway

sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

Dee said...

Sounds like you had a great girls day out!!!

Title of my book would be: Never as planned.

Adjectives... creative, messy, scatter-brained, observant, logical

wolfe said...

good questions...hmmm... the book would be "Just Your Average, Crazy, Busy Mama." The adjectives-quiet, thoughtful, creative, loving, loyal.

Thank you for the opportunity to win.

GEL-Oh said...

Type A, busy, organized, family oriented, quiet

Michele M. said...

Hmmm.... book title would probably have to be "A Day Late and A Dollar Short" since there never seems to be enough time or money to accomplish what I want. (Or the dollar short part could be due to my scrap related spending!)

Having a harder time with the adjectives.... thoughtful, conscientious, sentimental, compulsive, blessed.

Brooke said...

Book Title...this is harder than I thought. Side note...Your girls always look so adorable. My daughter loves to see the pictures of your girls, and we talked about how they let you pick out their clothes and do their hair without a fight and it is helping my own mornings go more smoothly!! Thank YOU!!

okay back to the regularly schedule post...Book title...

Superwoman: is she real or fiction!

(back of book)
inside these pages you'll find the story of a woman who is often pulled in too many directions, sometimes keeps it together, loves every minute of it. Is superwoman real? Read on to find out, but this woman believes in her own way...every woman is a superwoman!

Anonymous said...

what fun to go shopping with your baby like that! gorgeous pics!

love that you and stan are having fun doing this together.

so i want to do both.

title: Queen Barks, but Doesn't Bite.
(thourghly tierd from my 2yr old boy)

my 5 are: giggler, crafty, loud, energetic (even after my comment above) and in love with my family

thanks for sharing with us noel!

a

anna

Latrice said...

I would love to go to those shops one day. I've really got to get out there huh?

I like Stan's question. My book title would be....
"The scrappin, betty crocker who wears a cape of green"

I love to scrap and baking is my passion. I'm a super mom all rolled into one. My cape is green cause I love the color, but I'm also an avid recycler and earth friendly person.

Hope that makes sense.

kathy55439 said...

me Crafty Lucky Happy Debt Free, and single

Wendi said...

Great Questions!
Stan- How to Become the Busiest,Craziest, Most JOYfilled, Mom on the Planet!
Noel- CHRISTian,creative,happy, busy, & of course tired!

C Trimble said...

My book title would be: It's a wonderful, chaotic, happy, blessed life.

My adjectives are: happy, laughing, loving, lds, Mom.

Courtney ;-) said...

Book title: Living the Good Life!

5 adjectives: can I just copy Wendi's? Proud Christian, creative, happy, busier than I would like to be, and tired! :)

UPrinting.com | Greeting Cards said...

Your little girl looks really pretty :) I'm sure she enjoyed the day as well.
The duck was such a unique gift! I could imagine rabbits, or birds, or fish. A duck is definitely something new.

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