Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday -- free shipping

In honor of hitting

1000 sales

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Cyber Monday--free shipping on ALL orders!!!!

Sale goes until midnight. Your paypal account will be reimbursed the shipping amount when your order is processed.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

GIVEAWAY -- One Day Only

Simple Serendipity will be giving away two $20 gift certificates to the shop.


Go to the crafting chicks blog to enter. This week is giveaway week on the crafting chicks. Each day they are featuring giveaway to 4 different shops, so if you don't win something from my shop today, you might be lucky to win something from another handmade crafter out there.

Friday, November 12, 2010


My mother in law once shared with me this phrase,

Poverty Breeds Creativity

Well, if that's the case then I have been busy breeding and


It's true, though.

She said, "If you could go out and buy everything you wanted, you wouldn't have to be creative with what you've already got."

We were in the "struggling student" phase for 5 years while my husband did his graduate studies. I stayed home with the boys and we lived off student loans. I would guess that 90% of the items in my home have been given to us for free from kind, generous people--or things we picked up off the tree lawn and made our own. We were given this table and chairs by some students who were graduating and moving on up in the world. We were grateful to have a table that fit us all--with room to serve the food as well.

As most things go, after a few years I was antsy for a change. Not having the extra cash to drop on a new set, I decided to freshen up the old set.

The table was a honey colored wood that blended in with the floor. So, I painted it white.

Then, because I can't get enough red in my house, I decided that would be the perfect color for the chairs.

That chandelier was originally a brass fixture that hung in a different spot. A spot where it was destined to be a magnet to my 6'4" husband's head.

So, what's a gal to do?

Spray paint it.

Basically turning it from brass to beautiful in a few seconds flat.

Boy was I ever excited when I went through my mail the other day and saw the recent Pier 1 ad.

There it was,

my table.

(Well, close enough.)

$250 + 90+90+90+90+90+90 = $ 790


I think I'll stick to breeding.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Giveaway Time and New Stuff

I'm sort of up and running again. Sort of. Well, let's just say I'm part way there. Hopefully black friday will get me all the way there.


I wanted to announce another giveaway going on over at Eighteen25 . I love this blog. I get so many great creative ideas from these sisters. Check them out. And while you are there, be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win $25.00 to the shop.

I've got some new items to get in the shop. I've been dabbling in wire wrapped rings. They are so fun. I'm loving the new little additions to my jewelry box. Hope you do too.

And, on another note. I'm finally making some progress in my dining room area. Painted the table and chairs over the weekend. Painted the table white and the chairs red. Crazy, I know. Spray painted the brass fixture that was hanging in another spot and moved it over the table. Now I feel like I actually have a nice place to feed my family. I'll upload a picture soon. It's nice to check one thing off the never ending house list. Feels good.
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