Monday, April 23, 2012

Things That Make Me Happy ... and a Giveaway!

This weekend was amazing. The skies came out with their vibrant blue hue's and that sunshine really came through and warmed us up.
It was one of those perfect picturesque weekends that we always dream of when we are in the middle of winter.

We could open up the windows, not only in the house but in the car too.
The clouds were so cotton candy like.

I started out the weekend with my two nieces having a sleep over on Friday.
We started off with the bubbles, and really who doesn't love bubbles?
Kate mastered it ~
And there is no other time then to get some great photos then at bath time.
Alyssa is really quite the ham, and when I pull out the camera now, she knows the drill.
She says "cheese" with no guidance and smiles her best smile.

Other things making me happy are these divine pillows ..

Ive been eyeing them on different Etsy sites, and doing many Google searches on ruffle pillows and
after seeing repetitive pricing of over $50 per pillow,  I had given up. 
However,  I saved some pictures of the ones I liked the most, and hit up my Mom. 
I waited till the perfect moment, in which you never know which way it will go.
I closed my eyes real tight and asked and hoped for the best, and she said yes!
And so glad she did ~ aren't they pretty? And yes, she made these!

I also was happy receiving this picture in my email this weekend. I sent over one of my favorite snacks of Parmesan Goldfish to my bestie in France.  I had told her about them over and over again like she cared or something.  I asked her once if she had small crackers shaped like fish, that tasted like Parmesan.  She politely said No, but I'm sure she was thinking I was a little crazy.  She got them and they made her smile. And today is her Birthday - Happy Birthday my friend!

The weekend ended with a Sunday morning baseball game. There is no better way to start off a Sunday, I gotta say. Good Game Jake!

Lastly - all you are making me happy!  My site has grown from a little 5 followers to over
50!  I enjoy reading all your comments and am so excited each time I see a new follower pop up. In celebration of my 2 year blogiversary and all my new followers, I wanted to have a little giveaway.

I will give one lucky person a $25 digital Amazon gift certificate ~
All you have to do is:

-You MUST be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment letting me know you are one.

- Tweet about the giveaway and let me know that you did so by leaving a comment.

So you can have up to 2 entries per person.

Giveaway ends Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST.
Winner will be chosen by

Have a great week!


  1. Love the new blog...I am insanly jealous of your pillows!! And I am a HUGE follower of your blog, I look forward to them all the time!

  2. I left my comment on Twitter!!!

  3. your nieces are simply adorable!

    and i follow your blog :)

  4. I love the pillows mom made! And the pictures of the girls are adorable!

    And, I follow your blog.

  5. I tweeted about your giveaway!

  6. boo hiss... I don't do twitter.
    Beautiful pillows!! :)

  7. Just found your blog! WONDERFUL! I don't tweet but I wanted to say hello :) LOVE THE PILLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!


  8. that first pic of the clouds is amazing!

  9. I've enjoyed reading and following your blog Shauna :)

  10. Only recently founnd your blog. I'm new to blogging and it's lovely when you stumble upon a blog you enjoy reading. Love all your photos. Especially the one with the gecko. It made me smile :)

  11. I just realized I've been reading your blog but not following via GFC! I fixed that now :)

  12. Hey Shauna. I'm a follower. Love your pictures too.

  13. I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  14. I love those pillows too and those little eyes...melt your heart!

  15. Count me in! I'm a follower from way back :)
    And I love the photo of your bestie opening up her birthday presents, so sweet!

  16. I follow, new, however I just found you ;)
    And I don't have Twitter. Sorry bout that.
    Love your pics, very nice.

  17. I'm a follower!
    These pics are awesome - that sky is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  18. Hi Shauna,
    thanks for finding and following me. I am following you on twitter, pinterest, and blogger.. Thanks for the great giveaway. I look forward to getting to know you better.

  19. I tweeted about the giveaway :!/adodds/status/195186788183187457

    And those pillows are so awesome - I love them!!

  20. Tweeted as well. Hope it was okay to post a picture. Should of asked.. Sorry!

  21. what lovely photos you took!! and what a great friend you are to send some parmesan fishies to your friend in france

  22. I am obsessed with;

    -Parmesan Goldfish {although I can't eat them anymore. It's very sad.}
    -Your ruffle pillows. They are so adorable.

    I can't wait for my niece to be able to have a sleep over!

  23. I tweeted!!/redheadmemories/status/195200801109590016

  24. Just found your blog from the do something good link up and am just getting aroudn to commenting! I absolutely love your pictures. They are so breathtaking. I literally and sat and just stared at that sky picture for at least a full minute. So beautiful. One day I hope to take pictures half as good as you. It's crazy the quality and the pwoer it gives your blog. LOVE IT!

    Oh, and I'm a new follower...
    and I tweeted about the giveaway...

    Pick me!

    new follower :)

  25. Looks like it was a great time. We always enjoy bubbles! They are so fun!

  26. Looks like a great weekend Shauna!
    ♥ Kyna

  27. I follow on google connect as "anash"
    Thanks for this giveaway
    anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  28. Tweeted:!/anashct3/status/195955939617161216
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  29. this is so cute!! (: a glimpse of joy!

  30. New Follower and loving your talent!

  31. These are just so cute ! Great job !
    I am a follower !

  32. OMG the kids are so cute :)) I like this post so much :D

  33. You indeed had a flair for photography, the pictures just shows!
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