Friday, April 15, 2011

A spring giveaway...

A huge thanks to everyone for your comments about my back problem.  It is about 40% better.  I did have that "deep tissue" massage.  Whoa.  I have never had one quite THAT deep........there were times when I thought I was going to wrestle her to the floor.  I was squirming like a soapy baby in the bath tub. You know how when you stump your toe really hard and your first reaction is to hit something right back.....kind of like that only I wanted to bend her fingers back really hard so she would ease the crap up.

She. Hurt. Me.  I have bruises where she dug into my muscles so hard I was sweating.  It definitely took my mind off the pain while I was in there :)

Is it OK to just say a blanket THANKS for comments on the last few post?  I am trying to reply but my computer time is seriously limited due to pain when sitting.  That is why I need an IPAD don't cha think?  I can at least lie down to answer emails:)

Oh...and one more thing....if my husband gives me one more suggestion on how I need to get up this way or stretch that way you are going to hear about me on the nightly news.  AND it won't be for anything design related either if you get my drift.  Yes...I am rather crabby lately.  pain will do that to you.

On to the giveaway.....here are the pretties.
3 yards of this beautiful linen fabric.
close up view.
An awesome book to go with....
A couple of great prints for the wall....
A pretty pink calligraphy brush!
A vintage real brass container....cute huh?
I love the shape of it.
And a sparkly little pillow.
One more shot of the prints and brush...
And there you have it!
But wait...there is more!  I sound like Oprah.......

A $50.00 gift certificate at Art.com!

I know you have been there before.  They pretty much have everything, including, taking your photo's to art, black and white photography, and vintage botanicals similar to the ones above.
It is a wonderful place to go for already framed art at an affordable price.

This is making me happy so my pain...your gain :)
Just become a follower......and do one random act of kindness.  That's it...your in!  I would like to say I will pick a winner next week on Thursday....let's hope I can make that deadline as I am not very reliable with regular post.  This will give me a goal.

TGIF!  Go to happy hour somewhere and have some fun!



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63 comments :

gina said...

Hate that you are still in pain. Was laughing out loud reading your description of the deep tissue massage. Too funny as I have been in that exact same position before and your words painted a perfect picture!! Hope you're feeling 100% very soon!!

Great giveaway! Hope I win but how many times does #1 get it? Oh well, keeping my fingers crossed!

AubreyLaine said...

I follow via GFC! Thanks for the giveaway. I did my random act of kindness today!
aubreyfick@yahoo.com

Jenna said...

I became a follower! :) Random act of kindness will be done at lunch. Great giveaway!

Jennapeck08@gmail.com

8thgypsy said...

That fabric just lifts my spirits especially after 2 days of April showers.

8thgypsy@gmail.com

Joyce said...

Even in pain you still bring laughter and sunshine to our day. I really do hope your back gets better soon and you are resting my friend. xo

Mel said...

What a fabulous and very generous giveaway!

The fabric is beautiful. I'm sure I'll find some time for RAOK today.

Happy hour sounds great!

Jessie said...

I hope the painful massage really helps and your back gets better! Great giveaway! Already a follower!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Mandi @ Interior Design Musings said...

OK. HUGE giveaway! I love it all. M.

M... said...

Gorgeous fabric. Love. Following now.

Sandy said...

Beautiful and generous give away--the fabric is simply gorgeous. I am a follower--and my act of kindness is not random today--but taking my younger sister to lunch and some thrifting...

Mrs. DeVore said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Always love your blog! Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Mollie said...

what a great giveaway!! sign me up!

Kelsey Forsyth said...

Already a follower and I will be performing a random act of Kindness tomorrow :) I love this requirement for a giveaway. Feel better!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

That is a beautiful giveaway Sherry. I'm a happy follower:) I'll think of you when I do something kind today.

Karena said...

Sherry, I hope thaT all will be okay. I am actually calling a nuerosurgeon today about my issues!

This is a most generous giveaway and as an arist I would love it!!The items the brush are so unique!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Lydia said...

At first I was confused about your "deep-tissue massage." I thought you were referring to the one your husband offered - if you go back and read your description, it's pretty funny.

I'm glad you're feeling a bit better! I LOVE the brass container and the calligraphy brush!

And BTW, reading your blog is one of the highlights of my day - you are hilarious!

Kate said...

I follow your blog and I did something kind today! I'm on maternity leave and this morning I took a big box of donuts to all my co-workers at the office (and some chubby baby cheeks to smooch).

Laura said...

Love your blog! Just became a follower and will take care of random act of kindness this afternoon. Hope your back is better soon!

Sally said...

Fab giveaway! Will do my random kindness asap. Sally

Heidiopia said...

Oh, bless your heart, Sherry, in true GRITS fashion... hope you're on the mend soon! A little cool and blustery out, so happy hour will be on my own darn sofa today. :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sherry, I am glad you are feeling a little better. I have been there myself and I know how painful it can be. This is such a wonderful giveaway..love everything. Of course I am a follower and my random act of kindness was buying 3 boxes of popcorn (30 bags) from a child in our neighborhood. We don't even eat popcorn!
Hugs,
Sherry

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

very cute giveaway! love them all. Hope that "deep tissue" massage makes you feel much better. happy friday :)
www.madebygirl.com
madebygirl.blogspot.com

amy b.s. said...

this is like oprah! so fun!

Kerry said...

Wow I can envision that fabric in my daughter's room. Super generous giveaway. RAOK at the grocery helping a handicapped lady with her cart.

The Remnant Room said...

So happy I stumbled onto your beautiful blog! I will be following so I don't miss anything. Check out my new blog when you get a chance.
2 cups epsom or course sea salt & 2 cups baking soda in the tub. Soak for 20 min, repeat daily until you feel better. Have a peaceful weekend.
Paula

Kristie said...

I'm a follower and already did my raok today! Hope you feel better.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Girl you know I'm a loyal follower of this awesomeness! Hope I win Thursday, I love everything in this ensemble!!!!! Hope you continue to get better!

maggie said...

O.M.G. i was laughing so hard!! love the giveaway..!

melia315 said...

I'm telling you, go see a chiropractor. I'm a follower

lborovick said...

I am feeling your pain. My back is out from mulching! The massage has not helped me yet. I lOVE the giveaway.
leeor_borovick@yahoo.com

A Delightful Design said...

I think your next giveaway should be an iPad and you should win!! ;-). I'm sorry you got beat-up by a massage therapist. But I'm oh so happy about this giveaway because it's seriously fantastic!
xo, Abby

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Ooh, nice giveaway. I am a loyal follower *wink*wink*nudge*nudge*

Have you tried Pilates? It really helped me with my back problems after we were hit by a drunk driver.

boguslaw said...

wow! amazing giveaway!
I'd love to win

ewap1963@onet.eu

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Hi Sherry! I am now a follower and am looking forward to reading your blog! I am doing a health fair today for a local non-profit...does that count? I hope your back starts to feel better-- my thoughts are with you! Take care, Caroline

nkp said...

What a generous giveaway! Extra points to you for feeling so generous while being in so much pain! I had sciatic pain constantly through one of my pregnancies and let me tell you, she is a b*tch! I hope you recover quickly.
Count me in for the giveaway, what a lovely set of goodies!

eclecticrevisited said...

blanket thank-you is really quite appropriate...and more than enough...no one wants you to do extra work while you're not feeling well...fabulous giveaway...
maureen

Stacy said...

I ave been a follower and love your blog. I would love to get your giveaway. I am redoing alot of rooms in my home and these colors would look great. I am also going to link this to my design blog SHM Designs. Thanks

Flying Designer said...

Hey girlie, I feel I know you from another flight attendant life...you totally crack me up with your stories. I injured my back on plane last year trying to 'fix' the footrest for a very beeatttchhy pax. NEVER again! I always thought chiro were quacker-oos but my chiro helped and now am a big believer. Don't hate me but your hubs may be right on the bed roll out method ;)....feel better, love reading your Lucy and Ethel antics on your blog. You always make me smile XXOO Sherri

Colleen said...

Great giveaway!

melissa said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the fabric! Hope you are feeling better soon!!!

Brilliant Chic said...

You poor thing! I hope your back recovers soon. What a great giveaway! Rest well this weekend! Jennifer www.brilliantchic.com

Hyphen Interiors said...

Am a follower. Did my random act of kindness. Hope your back feels better - I had issues a couple of years ago and it flares every once in a while. No fun!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Back pain = NO FUN! AND deep tissue massages are pure torture! Been there had that!

You know what I love about your give aways? Everything goes together! It's like a perfectly blended package! I can't win this one since I got the last one and if I won again....well people would start to talk...lol

Hope you feel better! I have been sick as a dog and have not done a thing for weeks except cry because my baby is graduating from high school in a month....it has been ugly on my end...

Hope you feel better SOON!!

Lou Cinda

Kirsten Krason said...

I am a follower! I love your blog and I did an act of kindness today :)

Shorely Chic said...

OK Sooo I had seen your name on my comments section and have been meaning to check out your blog. Well, reading BH&G tonight, I saw your name!! Awesome article, adore your home :)

AND I'm your newest follower, yay!

Jennifer S. said...

Congrats on the great article in BH&G's! So beautiful! Love your blog and I have been a follower for a while. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway! I did my randow act of kindness yesterday :)

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

This is such a pretty giveaway and everything goes together so nicely. I found your blog last week through Julie. Love that nursery you created!!!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

so glad you are feeling better!

That massage sounds intense. I only like soft happy massages. Bruises does NOT sound right. I know things, my mom is a massage therapist. But hey, if you are feeling better, I guess it's worth it.

Maria said...

Such a great giveaway! I love that calligraphy brush, how unique. I already follow you, and my random act of kindness was giving away an awesome tote bag I never used to a friend in need. :)

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

So pretty! I don't think I could handle a massage that includes bruises. You are a much better woman than me...

Take care!

My Notting Hill said...

I love, love the brass container!!! I think those are lions on the side which I'm really into lately. Hope the next massage is more gentle.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Count me in, follower. My act of kindness I made my husband breakfast.

niartist said...

Please count me in!! I'm new to your blog, funnelled through Braibourne Farm, and OH SO GLAD I did! I can't wait to pick up a copy of BHG and see your house! :)

niartist said...

Ooo, I'm not sure - are these supposed to be separate comments?? Eeeek! Anyway, I'm your newest Follower, #478.

Belle Inspirations said...

Great giveaway,loving the raok have a lovely week xx

Iram said...

great giveaway, hope I get it. I just became a follower & this is the first blog that I became a blogger for!....will do my random act of kindness tomorrow. driramhkhan@gmail.com

classic • casual • home said...

I would love to win...so pretty. Feel better.

Allison said...

Feel better soon!! I'm a follower now...and not just in google reader. :) Thanks for being so generous even when you're in pain! Hope you're feeling better!

allisonmills79(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kathy said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thanks so much! I hope that you feel better!

Tessa said...

A fabulous giveaway! Thank you!

Diana's Life said...

What great giveaway items! I hope that your back is getting better.

Every Day Blessings said...

A great giveaway! I especially love the prints and the material! I found you through BHG magazine and love your home!

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Count me in for a chance to win that gorgeous brass container and that fabric is DIVINE!