Monday, December 7, 2009

Girlie Tree Skirt and Christmas/Blogiversary GIVEAWAY!

I've had several "Charlie Brown" trees in various rooms in my house for awhile now. Our main living room tree is always the real deal, but I couldn't afford to buy the large fake ones for the other rooms.

The bases on these trees are always problematic. Call the Fashion Police...this tree needs a skirt!
They scream "she bought me at Michaels with a 40% off coupon!" The paper taped to the metal base (to keep it from scratching the girls' table) doesn't exactly add to the ambiance of the room.

What's a girl to do?

I went to The Dollar Tree in search of something to cover the hideousness of our girlie tree. Imagine my disappointment when the only tree skirts that they carried were traditional red, green, and white.

Muttering to myself, I turned the cart towards the back of the store to find some styrofoam cups for Natalie's birthday party. My eyes widened in surprise when my gaze fell upon these lovelies:

Little girls' fairy dress-up skirts! Just what I needed!

I took the definition of "tree skirt" literally this time. (Don't worry, I've remedied the ugly cord sticking out of the side...such an eyesore!)

Visit Kimba at A Soft Place to Land for more DIY inspiration!

Now it's time for my Christmas/Blogiversary Giveaway!

Technically, I started my blog in January or February of 2008, but I only wrote a post or two before I succumbed to the demands of having a two year old a newborn.

In December of last year, I decided to take my blog a bit more seriously, and fell in love with posting about everything from my attempts at crafty things and decorating to conquering my fear of the Skinny Jean. This blog is my own personal sanity-saver, and I'm so glad some of you have hopped on for the ride!

To celebrate 1 Year of Blogging and to thank you for taking the time to read the drivel I put out here, I wanted to host a small Giveaway.

'Tis the season for all things Christmasy, so here's the loot:
A hardcover copy of Carol Field Dahlstrom's Merry Christmas Ideas. Filled with fun ideas for gifts, crafts, decorating, and memories.

I love the choo-choo train present topper!

Also...Better Homes & Gardens' "Holiday Crafts."

And...Taste of Home's "Gifts & Crafts."
Here's how you can win:
LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!

1. Leave me a comment. I especially love the ones telling me how fabulous I am. (Kidding. Sort of)
2. Followers get an extra entry if they enter (leave a separate comment letting me know if you are a Follower).
3. Blog about my Giveaway for a 3rd entry and let me know about it in a separate comment.

I'll announce the winner on Friday!
EDITED:*****GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED AS OF 10 PM (ET) 12/10/09.****

Thanks again to everyone who stops by to read...I hope I'm still entertaining you!

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92 comments:

  1. Happy blogiversary! I am sooo glad I found you in the Land of Blog!

    Please count me in for the giveaway -- I am a follower too :)

    Hope you have a great week!

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  2. I am a follower.....every day, almost.

    suzanne

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  3. You really outdid yourself with that tree skirt.....so, so cute and girly!

    Suzanne

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  4. Great solution to your problem! I love how resourceful that was of you.

    Neat giveaway...count me in! I'm having one as well; come sign up!

    Nancy

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  5. I am a follower as well!!!

    Nancy

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  6. What a great idea to use the fairy skirts as a tree skirt. It looks perfect, and it's so cool that you were able to solve the problem with something from the dollar store!

    Happy Blogoversary!

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  7. I follow your fabulous blog. I'm not nearly as crafty as you are, so you're an inspiration. And funny, too. :)

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  8. I LOVE your tree skirt idea!! I'll be keeping that in mind for my girl's tree (next year) :)
    I love your blog and check in several times a week! Your candor and humor always bring a smile or a laugh!!
    That's a fabulous giveaway too!!

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  9. Great solution for the tree skirt...it's adorable! Congrats on one year, and thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. I visit your blog almost every single day, but just realized that I wasn't an official "follower"! Now I am :)

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  11. Happy blogiversery! That's quite an accomplishment! This is a great giveaway, thanks!

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  12. Happy Blogiversary! I just LOVE the adorable tree SKIRTS! Great idea. What a sweet giveaway. (I'm having one too for my 100th post, so be sure to drop by ;-)

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  13. Love your blog...it is a must read everyday. I lived in Richmond for years so it is nice to hear you talk about the area. Happy Anniversary!

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  14. You are so funny! I love reading your posts.

    Congratulations on a whole year of faithful blogging. Good for you! Like you, I started blogging long ago--but then gave up after half a dozen posts. Since I've been blogging regularly, I've found it to be a great sanity-saver, too! Here's hoping I'll make it to a year as well. . . but I have a ways to go.

    You are fabulous. You are a fabulous member of the blogging community--I love the way you actually VISIT the people who link up to a party and leave a comment! You wrote once that it's not a party if people just link up their entries without visiting the other folks, and that really resonated with me. So that's one reason I can honestly say that you're fabulous.

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work!

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  15. Lovin' that too cute tree skirt -- what a clever idea! :) And I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! Happy Blogiversary to you, friend!
    Blessings,
    Stacey

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  16. Happy Blogiversary! I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

    kikisdeals@hotmail.com

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  17. I am a follower via bloglines (kikisblogs@hotmail.com)

    kikisdeals@hotmail.com

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  18. cute tree skirt! i couldn't vision it when you told me on the phone but it's adorable in the pic.

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  19. What a sweet tree skirt! Very resourceful.

    Congrats on your one-year blogiversary, Amanda. I, for one, think you're fabulous, and I'm lucky to have you as a blog friend! :-)

    Here's to many more happy years of blogging!

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  20. That is the most clever girly tree skirt ever ! And one you'll use after Christmas too - bonus !

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  21. You are so incredibly fabulous!!! I love comments telling me that too :).

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  22. I follow you. You follow me. We follow each other. That's the way it should be.

    See? I even write little love songs for you! Pick me oh random generator number thingy!

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  23. Happy Blogiversary! I love reading your blog!

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  24. Wahoo! Happy Blogverisary! (sp?) And you ARE fabulous! Thanks for letting me bout your awesome giveaway. I'm a little (ok, a lot) behind on my blog reader. Happy Holidays!
    Linda

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  25. Congrats, Amanda! Count me in for the giveaway.

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  26. Cute tree skirt. It's more of a tree tutu. Love it! Count me in for the giveaway. :)

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  27. You are FABULOUS!

    XOXO

    beachbrights@gmail.com

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  28. Well-I planned on following even before I knew of the give-a-way. I will be subscribing too--lots of google issues this last week.

    I did a girly pink tree for my little girl and put her white tutu that I made her around the bottom for her tree skirt.

    Cheri

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  29. I LOVE the tree skirt and wanted to wish you a very happy Blogversary...yay!

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  30. I love this!! I'm hitting Dollar Tree tomorrow! Last year we just used a pink blanket for my daughters tree :-)

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  31. Wow, what a great giveaway!! You are FAB!!

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  32. Back again to let you know that I'm now a follower. Thanks for the chance!

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  33. What a fun giveaway ... and I love the tree skirts!

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  34. Congratulations on your year of blogging! Your blog is super cute!

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  35. I love that tree skirt idea! I may have to get a tutu to use for mine...

    And congratulations on your Blogaversiary!

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  36. Love the little skirt! Very clever indeed!

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  37. That is a great tree skirt. Very cute. And congratulations on your blogoversary! I would love to win!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  38. You found a very cute and inexpensive idea for a tree skirt. I like the fun colors!

    Happy Blogiversary! A giveaway is always fun. I follow you!

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  39. Amanda, that was the perfect solution to cover that naked tree bottom! When I see anything pink and tulle I want a girl!

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  40. Comment #1
    (cute tree skirt! My daughter used to have a tree in her room, but last year she was kind of naughty with it, so she doesn't get it back this year. Maybe next year I'll use tulle for it's skirt!)

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  41. Comment #2
    (your blog is lots of fun, you always have great projects!)

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  42. Comment #3
    (love your to-read shelf! We have similar tastes in books, it looks like. Have your read The Kitchen Boy? You MUST check it out - it's about the Romanovs and it's wonderful :))

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  43. Love the skirts - congrats on your successful blog!

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  44. Happy blogoversary! Congrats to a great year!

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  45. I'm a follower....keep up the good work!

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  46. Love this...and oh, nice to meet you :)!

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  47. First of all, you are fabulous! I love your blog. I feel we bonded over random man in India thing...

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  48. Secondly, I did think you were fabulous before, but I just became a follower, so that somehow makes you doubly fabulous!

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  49. I love the tulle tree skirt Wish I would've known abt it when my girls were little

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  50. What a cute idea for a girlie tree skirt, I love it!

    This is a wonderful giveaway too, if I don't win I'm going to have to go looking for the BHG magazine.

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  51. Love the tree skirt, such a great solution.

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  52. That tree skirt is so cute! I want to do that to my tree now but Vince will probably veto that realy quick. Haha! I love me some decorating ideas & can use all I can get this season now that I'll have more free time since all of this wedding madness has passed :-)

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  53. Oh & I DO think you & you're blog are pretty awesome. (Does that count?) Haha!

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  54. Hey ya! clever idea with the tree skirt.
    found your blog through Kimba.
    great giveaway! Hope I win!
    gail

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  55. just became a follower! gets me another entry, but better than that, you land in my reader with every post you write!
    congrats on one year!
    gail

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  56. Count me in. And, you are fabulous I don't really have to tell you that.. You KNNNOWWWW.. :)

    Rachelle

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  57. Love the dress-up tree skirt!

    Amanda...you know I think you're Fabulous! I'm so glad we found each other through blogging!

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  58. Happy Bloggin' and to many more years! Add me to your giveaway.

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  59. Happy Bloggy to you!

    What a 'fairy' special tree skirt! I love trees in different rooms too, lots of variety and ways to be creative. I have 3 of those Alpine Michael's scraggly trees too.

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  60. What a fun idea! A tree skirt!!! Love it!

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  61. I am a follower - anywhere you go! And you are fabulous dahling. What a great idea with the tree skirts.

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  62. Love reading your ideas every time I get my email - Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!

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  63. happy blogaversary! i love your ideas and would love to win this giveaway!!

    rachel_fleischman@hotmail.com

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  64. Im in!!

    janicemitchell43@yahoo.com

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  65. Happy Blogaversary!! I would try to sing, but that would be bad! Love the idea of the tutus as a tree skirt----cuuuutttteeee!!!

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  66. I have been a follower, and still am!

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  67. What I enjoy most about your blog is your crazy/silly hilarious diatribe!

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  68. Lovely Tree Skirt!

    Deborah
    comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

    Michigan Addy Ready

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  69. Added your giveaway to my linky:

    http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2009/12/oh-joy-giveaways-december-6-12.html

    Deborah
    comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

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  70. What a totally happy and uplifting blog! Love the colors! Love the tree skirt idea! My Granddaughers would adore these! Especially the three year old! I'll be back to visit!

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