Friday, July 31, 2009

I love this giveaway! Check it out! Blank journal

Hey friends! I usually don't blog about giveaways but this one is so cool. It is being hosting by "The Funky Monkey" and the winner get a choice of a blank journal from Ex Libris Anonymous. I love it so much because the journals are made with recycled old book covers. I love old images as you can see from my collage art, and these book covers are full of humor and nostalgia. Ex Libris Anonymous has lots to choose from so you can find one that fits your journal writing, recipe collecting or whatever else you need a special blank book for.

Click here to go to the Funky Monkey site

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My home makeover grand prize!

As I promised, I am posting photos taken after my grand prize win from Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute (now with Dow corp) of a $20,000 exterior make over to my 100 yr old farm house. A very special thank you to them. Deborah Zimmer and Sharon Justice flew into my town on Arbor Day and not only presented this wonderful gift, but also offered their expert advise on painting and design. You can learn all about painting techniques and about paint at their site. I was also presented with a gift of a Leland Cypress from the Arbor Day Foundation, who also donated 10,000 trees to my community!

The Paint Quality Institute (PQI) was founded in 1989 in Philadelphia with the initial goal of educating consumers, contractors and retailers on the advantages of using the highest quality paints and coatings. Today, PQI also delivers information on cutting-edge trends such as color, decorative techniques, and innovative new ways to use paint.

I'd also like to thank Michael Moore Painting, a local contractor in Elizabethton TN who painted my roof and house. I chose Michael because of his extensive knowledge about painting. He was delightful to work with and really cared about this project. Also Ronnie Luttrel for doing all the carpenter work to the porch and Evergreen Nursery for planting my tree.

I can't thank my friends and family enough for all the support they gave by voting for me! I am so proud of my home now. In addition to the painting of the house, I also bought a porch swing and was able to do some landscaping around the house.

I am so happy. Thank you!!