Friday, July 29, 2011

{color love} lime green

I have to say, {color love} is one of my favorite kinds of posts. I love searching for inspiring photos featuring colors I love! Hopefully you are inspired today. :)

Today we have a guest post from Katie...enjoy!


Hi. I'm super excited to do this guest post on The Sweetest Petunia. When I saw her ask for guest posters I couldn't wait to do this. I write the blog Kady Did. I found pinterest and instantly fell in love. I'm addicted to it. Its very helpful because my husband, Isaiah, and I are moving to a new house next month and I'm wanting to redecorate and I find all kinds of ideas on pinterest. I really love seeing what other people post, and their styles. 

I want to do a black and white living room, with little touches of lime green. I really want it to be fun, and simple. I don't want the lime green pops to be overpowering, so I looked for some fun ways to bring it into the room, and came across all kinds of fun things in lime green. Its such a random color, but done in moderation I think it will be fun and cute. Some of things I found would be fun in my living room, and some are just fun lime green things.

I love this pom pom. They are for sale, but I really want to make some black, white and lime green ones in different sizes for our living room.

I love making cupcakes, and these cupcake liners are super cute.

I love these magnets

This apron is so fun.

I'm not fully sure what this cubby type thing is called, but I want one!

I've heard of key lime pie, but this lime cake looks delicious too.

I don't really drink much tea, but I would reconsider if I had this cute tea pot

Finally, I love this fun door. Its so bright and cheerful.

Thanks to Jacky for letting me post this guest post. If you are on pinterest, add me. If you would like an invitation, email me at katietamblingson at yahoo dot com. 


Thanks for sharing, Katie!

Be sure to stop by & enter the Seek First giveaway - the winner will be chosen on Monday.
Also, I'm guest-posting at Caroline's today. I'd love it if you stopped by!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

...where i've been.

{pinned here}
Hello, lovelies!
You may have noticed that I've been a little absent from the blog in the past week or so...
Well, it wasn't necessarily intentional.

First of all, my sister & I are house/dog-sitting for our pastor's family while they're out of town.
I have access to a computer, but with a different schedule and no camera,
I haven't been feeling terribly inspired to blog.

I've also been very busy, helping a family clean, babysitting some crazy little boys,
teaching kid's classes at church, working on projects for the wedding,
trying to sew for the shop, spending time with my man...etc. :)

In good news, I was able to get our wedding invitations finished
{with some help from the sweetheart & my sisters}, and I just love them.
I'll try to share the details once I'm home, sometime in the next couple of weeks

Also? We're getting married in just 72 days!

So hopefully you'll pardon the blogging lapse - I'm not gone completely, just busy!
I'm hoping to share lots of pretty & inspiring things soon...

Monday, July 25, 2011

{discount + giveaway!} seek first

this giveaway is now CLOSED.
thanks to everyone who entered!

I met Lauren recently through blogging, and today I'm excited to share her shop & more about her. She also wants to give something to one of you, so keep reading!

{ shop } { blog }

Hello!  My name is Lauren Battershell, and I am a lover and follower
of Jesus. I am also crafty DIY thrift-a-holic, wife, blogger, and
cancer researcher. I love crafting and sharing my adventures along the
way on my blog...where you can see my perspective on life, faith,
love, marriage, and crafts. I married my best friend last December,
and am so honored to call him my husband!

I started crafting as a creative outlet from research (I love science,
but a girl needs some frills), and my shop has come out of the
abundance of my love to craft. It is now my way to fund raise for
going back to school.

What are three words that describe you?
blessed, given much grace (that's really 3
but I'm going to count it as one! =)), and happy!

How do you find inspiration?
my inspiration for work in my shop comes from the beauty of creation.
I love sipping coffee sitting outside, and many of the colors I choose
come from the original creator.

my favorite item in my shop is the yellow and white gingham headband.  It reminds
me of childhood days of playing by the beach, careless and free.

Lauren sent me a sweet purple headband...

{sorry, it's a little hard to see...}
...and I really enjoyed wearing it!
My sisters even complimented me on it, which is a big deal. ;)
It is larger than the headbands I usually wear,
but once I put it on, I really didn't notice it.
Thanks, Lauren!

{ discount code! }

Want to go shopping?
Use the code SWEETEST for 10% off your purchase!

{ giveaway! }

Lauren is giving this cute headband to one of my readers!
Love the colors of this one.

To enter, check out Seek First and tell me what your favorite item is!

{extra entries}
- follow Lauren's blog
- follow my blog
- spread the word! {blog, tweet, etc.}

Open to US only, please.
This giveaway will end 8/1 and winner will be randomly chosen.

Lauren sent me a headband to review; opinions are my own!

Friday, July 22, 2011

{color love} red + teal

Today we have another wonderful {color love} guest post,
this time from Ashley at After Nine to Five.
I love this pretty combination, so enjoy!


{ red + teal }

Source: via Ashley on Pinterest

Source: via Ashley on Pinterest

Source: via Ashley on Pinterest

Source: via Ashley on Pinterest

Source: via Ashley on Pinterest

Source: via Ashley on Pinterest

Don't forget!
Check out this post for a chance to win

Thursday, July 21, 2011

{some wedding details}

We have 79 days until we become husband & wife...and it's beyond exciting.
I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him... :)

So much is going on for the wedding.
Which is good, but it's just a LOT to do. A LOT to think about.
LOTS of details to work out. Very overwhelming.
  • That picture is one that the sweetheart's brother-in-law took for us. It was fun to wander around on the same pier where we got engaged, and he took a lot of great photos for us.
  • I used some of the pictures to make a photo book {for free, thanks to a giveaway Gina hosted!}, leaving lots of white will be used as a guestbook at the reception. Love it!
  • I finally finished the guest list. That was a lot more work than I anticipated. And we know a LOT of people...
  • Now I just need to get the sweetheart to finish editing the invites, get them printed, envelopes addressed, and mailed by the first week of August. Crazy!
  • I'm making some adorable pennant bunting to line the aisles...and I need 20 yards of it. Oh. My. Word. I finally sat down yesterday & figured out just how many pennants that is...270. Hopefully I can get it done.
  • I took my dress in to be altered this week - it's too big on me, and I don't want it to fall off! {I'm definitely not used to strapless dresses...} I ordered the suggested size based on my measurements, but the dress is definitely too large. I'm excited to try it on when it will actually fit me!
  • Even though all of this planning is stressful, the wedding is just one day. I'm looking so much forward to the marriage. Because it's oh-so-much more important than just the wedding.
What was the most stressful part of planning your wedding?


Need some sweet & colorful accessories to dress up your outfits?
Then be sure to enter the Along for the Ride giveaway!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

take one...

Make someone smile today.
Pass along a compliment...after all, they're free. ;)

Monday, July 18, 2011

{sponsor love + a giveaway!} along for the ride

this giveaway is now CLOSED. thanks to all who entered!
Congrats to the {randomly chosen} winner, Drama queens mum (Kimberly).

So excited to share this sweet shop with you today!
Be sure to keep reading for the giveaway. ;)


along for the ride

What is a word that describes you, Laura?

How do you find inspiration?
I love color, but just little pops of it. I find inspiration in the feeling I get when I wear something pretty...and hoping to make others feel the same way.

What is your favorite item from your shop?
I will always love the bias tape earrings!

{ giveaway! }

Laura is giving one of you a $20 shop credit!

To enter, visit the shop & let me know what you'd spend your shop credit on.

Want some extra entries?
-follow my blog
-follow Laura's blog
-spread the word {tweet, blog, etc.}

this giveaway will end 7/25
winner will be randomly chosen

Saturday, July 16, 2011

{it's a SALE!}

My poor little shop has been a little neglected lately;
Between wedding preparations, everyday life, sewing for an upcoming craft fair...
{it also doesn't help that it's been raining - can't take product photos without sunshine!}

BUT, I do have lots of new lovelies that I want to share,
once I find time to take some photos. :)

In the meantime, I've been thinking about how to improve my shop, 
and I've been feeling the need to simplify.
So, I've put some of the lovelies in my shop on SALE!

I hope you'll stop by and shop the sale,
and I can't wait to show you what I've been working on!

Friday, July 15, 2011

{color love} by The Chatty Mommy

Today I'm happy to have The Chatty Mommy sharing
one of her favorite colors with us...I think it's lovely!


Macaroons - Yes, please.

Lavender the plant- Can you smell it?
My new bedroom wallpaper? ;)

All different shades.

Friendship bracelet anyone?

No where else that baby would rather be.

And I need this bag.
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