Some of you might know that I absolutely adore the dresses at Shabby Apple. Their selection tends to promote modesty – more so than other stores. Because I’m so tall, buying dresses at other online retailers is a bit of a problem.
I especially love this collection… So beautiful, and so French.
If I were a really really lucky girl, I’d be offering to give one away to you all right now.
Unfortunately, I am not.
However, Shabby Apple is having a gigantic sale right now – you can take 20% off of your order, plus get free shipping. This kind of makes me happy – I’m totally-way-to-much-shouldn’t-be-but-am considering getting something.
College? Who cares about college when there are pretty dresses around?
My common sense: “Go to bed Amanda. You’re obviously tired and seem to forget that next year you do go to college.”
Okay. I’m going to bed now. Why don’t you buy something gorgeous and tell me about it in the morning?
… like, blocking Facebook for the week. And baking cupcakes.
Happy Almost-Monday, readers! I seem to have hit a weekly rotation of posting once a week, on Mondays. Hey, you know. It’s all good, right?
1.) I’m currently reading the book “Do Hard Things” by Alex and Brett Harris. The book is challenging me to aim higher than I have been previously, and not to be satisfied with just getting by (or excelling according to our culture’s standards), for God’s glory. Honestly, if you haven’t read this book already, please, please do. It is amazing, and life-transforming.
This one is an Apple-Almond cupcake. I actually used PW’s Best Frosting recipe on this one. It’s kind of fabulous – it uses flour instead of powdered sugar (which is good if you have a perpetual shortage of powdered sugar around the house).
3.) I’m so on the verge of finishing up 3 subjects. (Actually, one is already finished). Thank goodness. Just in time to start senior year, too. I think blocking Facebook will definitely help this week. That site is too addicting. Even though I love it to death.
4.) I recently got an invite to both Pinterest and Spotify. The first is a style-board/awesome website. The second is a music playlist website. I adore them both. I can now satisfy my longings by looking at cupcake pictures for inspiration and listing to any song I want. Oh yeah…
What do you love?
Blogfest winners – I’ll be sending out most of the prizes this week.
Have a fabulous day!
(It’s 8 minutes till 12. It still counts as Monday though. To me *falls over*)
1.) I made cupcakes this weekend. They were delicious cupcakes. People – I am officially on a cupcake craze. They are so amazingly fun to make, and absolutely adorable. The first image set is the Earl Grey Cupcakes. The second is the Vanilla w/ Lime & Coconut frosting.
2.) I’m having loads of fun working at the library. Last week was a bit insane – the router was hit by lightening, so we had no internet till Wednesday. Hey, you know… as one of my coworkers said, it was baptism by fire. This week marks my 6th week working!
3.) The winners of my Blogfest 2011 giveaway are….
Seastar necklace – Maria
Gift Card – Joanna1485
Teardrop necklace – Betty (if you’re reading this Betty, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I couldn’t locate your email).
Earrings from Dragonflight Designs – Jessica
Most of you have been contacted already. Thank you everyone for entering! I also hit the 300 follower mark during the giveaway, which I’m actually happy about. I stopped focusing on “numbers” a long while ago, but it’s amazing to know that so many of you read this little blog! Welcome to all my new Blogfest followers! I’d love it if you’d stick around, but totally understand if you decide to unfollow.
Happy Monday (evening) everyone! May the rest of your week be filled with sunshine and cupcakes!
Good morning readers! Some of you all may remember my participation in last year’s Blogfest, hosted by Cinnamon at A Journey of Books.
If you don’t… essentially, it’s a huge network of giveaways, all starting and ending at the same time. (July 15th through July 17th). Fun, yes?
Right here at Farmgirl Writes, you have the chance to win…
This necklace… or
This necklace… or
Any pair of earrings (of your choice) from Dragonflight Designs. (Giveaway sponsored by me, but I’m promoting Elizabeth’s shop. Because she is awesome…)
a $5 Amazon gift card.
Are you excited? I know I am! Here’s how to enter…
Please leave each entry in a separate comment! It’s far easier to find a winner that way!
1.) Mandatory: Leave a comment. Something more creative than “enter me” would be lovely. (+1)
2.) Follow me using GFC, or some other method (see the feed button on the right for more options). (+1 for each method)
3.) Favorite Dragonflight Designs on Etsy. (+1)
4.) Blog, Facebook, or Twitter about this giveaway. (+1 entry for each method)
Rules: If you live outside of the US, then definitely enter for the gift card, but I can’t ship the jewelry outside of the US. Anyone who does not complete the mandatory entry will have their following entries disqualified. The giveaway ends at midnight, EST, on July 17th. There will be four winners… Have fun!
Blogfesters… here are the links to the next three blogs…