Bon Anniversaire + Giveaway


[disclaimer: if you can’t handle exclamations or free stuff, read no further]

There is much cause for celebration today:

  • First and most importantly, it’s my birthday!!!
  • Second, it’s IS•LY’s 1st birthday!!!
  • Third, it’s voting day!!!

I’ve been incredibly spoiled this last week with travelling, visiting family and friends, shopping with my mom and sisters, more shopping (sans Penelope), makeup, a haircut, delicious food and loads of candy. Many thanks to those that made my visit to Utah wonderful. I got even more spoiled when I came home last night to a new mattress (hooray for memory foam), bike shorts and my very own sewing scissors!

My point, I’ve been spoiled and I want to do a little something to celebrate. So, I’m giving away a few random treasures. . .

1. Miniature Ceramic Owl: I found this a while ago at a garage sale, and think it’s the cutest little thing I’ve ever seen. Owls are SO in right now. Won’t this look just adorable on a bookshelf or coffee table?

2. Baby Legwarmers: the perfect legwarmers for a baby 0-6 months

3. Stickers: two vinyl die-cut stickers perfect for a car window, binder or whatever else your heart desires

4. Handmade book: papercase with flap and made with handmade paper (I made the book, not the paper)

I’m hoping that more than 4 people are going to comment on this post, but if not, good odds eh?!! Friends, family & strangers are ALL welcome to enter! Comment on this post before midnight, Sunday the 9th. One comment per person, any comment will do. Winners will be announced on Monday November 10th. Items will be shipped to Continental US addresses only.

Thanks again to all of my family and friends that have made my birthday so incredibly special. I love you all.

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  1. melissa-

    YOUR bLOG IS AMAZING. and you are so incredibly artistic. i would like to enter the drawing. but i live outside the U.S. boo (and yay…i’m avoiding election mayhem). but i hope others enjoy your wonderful giveaways :)


  2. Mary Jenkins says:

    Wow! Happy…. Everything! Cool giveaway. I like every single item! You are much too generous!!!!!

  3. Laurie says:

    I just wanted to say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  4. Brooke says:

    Happy Birthday Melissa! Your giveaways look amazing! I love that you made 3 out of 4 of the items you’re giving away. So crafty!

  5. Lindsey Shaw says:

    Melissa! Happy birthday! Happy blog birthday too…those are almost as exciting! Have a great one!

  6. No fair! You knew I would want to comment and I’m not in the continental US . . . Oh well. If I were able to enter this giveaway, here’s what I would write:

    Wow! I am not kidding when I say that on last Thursday, I was thinking, “That flowery wall sticker looks really cool. I’d love to have one of those in my room. I should contact Melissa, it makes me think of her.” Of course, the sticker I saw was enormous, but I’ve still always wanted another one of your cool stickers. I like #3! (And it wouldn’t be that hard to ship that one to Germany. It’s flat . . .) ;)

    I hope you have/had a fabulous birthday.

  7. maegan says:

    Oh man, my odds are getting worse and worse! Well, I wanted to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY anyway!!! Sounds like its been great! And here’s some more exclamations!!!!!

  8. Jenn says:

    Melissa, happy birthday. :)

    I’d love to be like all the cool people in blogger-land and have an owl statue in my home.

    And your artwork is phenomenal! (Just discovered your art pages, since I usually view you in my Google reader.)

  9. "L" says:

    Happy Birthday! Spoiled? No, you deserve it! I’m glad you’ve had such a good week!

  10. Bri says:

    Happy birthday Melissa! I haven’t seen you or Chris since well before you were married, back in the Musikfest days, but I love your blog. And I’d love any one of the items!

  11. Dani M says:

    This is way more then 4 people! Happy Birthday!!

  12. Erika B. says:

    Melissa, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It’s been a LONG time since I’ve seen you, but thanks for posting on our blog. It was fun to hear your opinion. Your baby is adorable, and I love your giveways. Fun idea and super cute things!

  13. Happy Birthday! I’m a big fan of all of your stuff:)

  14. Julia says:

    Melissa! Happy Birthday!! It was such a blast to see you and meet sweet Penelope. You are a darling mom. I hope we get to see you again soon!

  15. Kristina says:

    Aww i’m in love with all. especially 3 : P

  16. annie says:

    count me in! maren needs anything to keep her long legs warm when they stick out of her clothes. plus you and your blog are awesome.

  17. Laura Beck says:

    I love your stuff. My sister-in-law (Alexis R.) told me about your blog. Congratulations! Laura

  18. Ronda says:

    Hey Melissa! happy Birthday. i knew it was in November but not the exact date. AND I was hoping to get together with you when you were here in Utah. But it looks like you are back in Cali. When are you coming next? I would love to see you. I miss ya! And I thought of you last week but it may be inapropriate on here so 2 words headlights and a bra. HEHE. Would love to hear from you!

  19. Heather says:

    Happy Birthday! And happy birthday to ISLY too! Maybe the next time you come to Utah you, Ronda and I can go to lunch and talk about our high school memories! This might sound weird but I’m putting my house together and I was thinking of you because you’re so creative. I have found myself at a bump in the road and am having a hard time with my creative juices. Any advise? Oh, and all the give a ways are sooo cute. Owls are the in thing, never saw that coming, cute though.

  20. Annie says:

    Happy Birthday Melissa! Thanks for the Halloween pics, and especially for letting me hold that sweet baby and feed her a bottle – Heaven on Earth!!!

  21. Happy Birthday! Just so you know I’m using some of your sewing ideas for Christmas this year. Thank you for sharing you’re creativity with us commoners.

  22. Jen Mo says:

    Gimmmee! Gimmee! Gimmmeeee!!!!!!!!! oh, and happy birthday. . . .

  23. David Habben says:

    I don’t want anything other than to wish you a happy birthday! Hope its a great one!

  24. em bailey says:

    Hey sis, Bon Anneversarie(sp?) hope you had a great one, enjoy your new bed!
    I want the book:} J/k I will take whatever.
    YOu are too creative and nice

  25. jane says:

    happy birthday, dear friend!!! I was thinking of you all day! :) what a sweet giveaway. here’s hoping!

  26. Nicia says:

    Happy Birthday! It’s great you got spoiled! You deserved it. My favoite is #4! I love love love the books you make. I’m so impressed!

  27. Natalee says:

    Everything you do is incredible! I hope I win!

  28. Deanna says:

    I would love the book!

  29. eisbeckers says:

    That book is beautiful! (Penelope is pretty cute, too.–I know that I don’t get an extra vote for that, I say it anyways.)

  30. Angie says:

    I am so in love with Penelope’s fish costume! That has to be the cutest thing ever. Did you make that?
    And happy birthday. (belated…) My birthday was on the 1st. We’re like the same. I knew there was a reason I liked you so much.

  31. Wendy says:

    Happy Belated Birthday and thanks again for the book binding lesson. I look forward to more of those. We loved Penelope’s halloween costume, just so adorable!

  32. stephanie says:

    Here is my comment! :D Thank you so much for those pictures! They turned out SO cute!!! Patrick loved them!

    Thanks again,

  33. Renee says:

    Count me in too! So sad I couldn’t make it to the bookbinding class, but maybe I can win the book you made:)

  34. Lisa Hale says:

    Love the vinyl stickers Melissa- cute website!

  35. Jessica Landolfo says:

    Hey Melissa! Really cute website…even cuter baby girl! We should chat and catch up sometime. Nice work all around.
    -Jessica Landolfo

  36. Mindy says:

    Happy Birthday! Pick me!

  37. stephanie says:

    everything you are giving away is great. love that little owl guy.

  38. Elizabeth says:

    happy birthday Melissa. you are so talented and fun. I wish you and Chris lived closer to us.

  39. Valerie says:

    I love all of your give aways :) Very cute

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