Happy mid-week, friends!
Who’s down for a little giveaway? This one is a bit different this week…I’m working with RIT Dye and we’re doing a fun giveaway with Good Housekeeping magazine! There are 100 books to win, lots of bottles of dye to win, and one lucky winner even gets a Skype sesh/consult with moi!
This is what ran in the May ’13 issue (the one with the gorge Julianna Margulies on the cover) of the magazine…
Some of you might have seen it on page 196! There are a few ways to enter – scanning the Good Housekeeping logo on your smart phone with one of their apps, or if you don’t subscribe, you can scoot right over to their site to enter as well. (That’s totally easier, if you ask me!)
Now, these are a little tricky – if you don’t want to get a free trial subscription of the magazine, make sure you click the area that says “No Purchase Necessary to enter”. (I took a screen shot of the page – see that blue “click here” area? That’s where you click on their page if you don’t want the mag delivered to your door!)
I’ve entered little contests here and there and have ended up with subscriptions of magazines that I already had because I didn’t read the fine print. So for today’s giveaway, head on over to GoodHousekeeping.com and fill out all the info on their site to win! The contest closes on May 15th and you can enter once a day. (I’d love to hear if any readers win this – keep me posted if you do!!)
Also, a quick update on past winners….Congrats to Laura Whitman (Tony Awards pack), CourtneyB (Flying Buttress bag/panel of your choice), Sue (Pressed Flower Kit), Kate Martin (Rose rhinestone bracelet), and Audra (Eco-coffee bag). All pending prizes are getting sent out this week…slight delay on my end, sorry!!
New remake tomorrow!!
The rewind piece for today…
Original post date: 4/2/13 (Click here for full project steps and original post!)
The Before Look:
The After Look:
This rewind comes a little early as this was the dress that I wore for Easter about a month ago. I just loved the colors and it was still hanging on the outside of my closet, so I figured that I’d just wear it again today! We’re expecting summer weather over the next few days (yeah, apparently it’s going to be in the 90s) but today was still a glorious low-70 temperature which was perfect for this dress. Tomorrow I’ll be sleeveless…getting that dress ready as we speak!
Today’s giveaway is pretty much in honor of one of my favorite people in the world, Mr. Charl Brown. (HERE’S a refresher from the wedding we were at in September together!)
Yeah, so he just got NOMINATED for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for Motown The Musical. Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!! And, um, it’s totally NBD that Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, and Cicely Tyson are all nominated too. Like so NBD. (Also yay for another school pal, Stark Sands (and Charl’s BFF), who got nominated as well!! USC represent!!)
Yep, he’s totally Mr. Broadway.
So to celebrate Charl and Broadway in general – it’s my favorite and I miss going to shows on the regular – today’s giveaway is theater inspired!
Up for grabs is this fab goodie pack with prizes tied into my fave musicals…
Rent – DVD copy of the movie version (I saw the original B’way cast when I was in high school and it was everything.)
Singin’ In the Rain – Poncho
Hair (another musical CB was in) – Comb
Wicked - An apple card with “tempt me” written on the inside
Les Miserables - A pack of Roger & Gallet French perfume wipes
Hairspray – Artec texture shine spray
The final part of the giveaway is a costume necklace with charms, I <3 NY. (I own a copy of this as well and it’s a staple!)
To enter, leave a comment with your favorite musical, a musical or play that you performed in high school, a your favorite show that was turned into a movie or movie turned into a play/musical. A winner will randomly get chosen next week! (Also, all the giveaway winners from the past few giveaways will be announced tomorrow!)
I think my favorite musical is Chicago – I love all the Fosse choreography and I always wanted to be a dancer in the chorus. I wanted to be the “Lipschitz” part in “Cell Block Tango”
A big across-the-country-hug filled with an abundance of congratulations goes out to my CB!! xoxo
I’ve been on overdrive this week – I got prescribed antibiotics from an infection that stemmed from my never-ending colds, I had my first post for Goodwill’s blog due (it runs on Friday and I’ll make sure to leave the link as soon as it’s live!) and I’ve been busy prepping a Copycat post! The post features this thrifted sweater from Target…
…and these bad boys…
I can’t wait for you to see what I’m making over!
Hope Thursday treats you well – tune back in for a new post tonight!
Happy Earth Day, friends!!
I’m SO excited about today’s giveaway – not only is the company super cool, but two of my dear college pals started the brand and I just couldn’t be happier for them.
Julie and Reina’s company, Flying Buttress (I love the name considering their architecture backgrounds!) is an accessory line focusing on sustainability and individuality. They have an assortment of purses, totes, lunch packs, and tech sleeves along with over 40 interchangeable panels that snap on to the outsides of each piece. Here’s how it works…
I love that you can change up panels of different prints to match outfits or even the mood you’re in, and when you get tired of a print, instead of donating the bag you can just give it a second life with a different fabric panel.
I think the tech case that can fit your iPad is my favorite!
You can go with glitter if you’re feeling a little glam, or you can even go with one of the white Mona Lisa panels that can be personalized. Grab some fabric markers and puffy paint and create a masterpiece of your own!
All the panels are the same size and can fit on each of the different bag styles, which is awesome and practical.
So to celebrate Earth Day, Julie and Reina are giving a lucky reader a Flying Buttress bag and panel of their choice!! Woo!! To enter, head over to the Flying Buttress site (click here!) and leave a comment below with the bag and panel option that you’d love to win. A winner will randomly get picked a week from today, April 29th.
I think I’d go with the Jackie print!