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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Clearance at Grandma G's!

Thank you all for making 2009 a wonderful year at Grandma G's! Your business, friendship and support are all greatly appreciated!


Shop NOW in the Holiday Hutch for up to 50% discounts on items in:

Christmas All Year
Christmas Linens
Yummy Christmas Treats

We wish you each a very happy, peaceful and prosperous 2010!!

With a grateful heart,

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Christmas Miracle and Happy New Year!


Here we are on the 'back-side' of the Christmas holiday....it arrives so swiftly and then faster still it is over! At Grandma G's we had a wonderful celebration of family and friends and a Christmas miracle, too!

Our Christmas Eve gathering was a little smaller than usual because my niece Shannon was in the maternity ward giving birth to Alexander Justin.....her first child, my brothers first grandchild and my first great-nephew!! He arrived at 10:52am (PST) Christmas Eve! A tiny little treasure just 6 lb 8oz and 19 1/2".......we will go see him for the first time on Sunday! Be ready AJ, we can't wait to meet you!! **Will post photos after the visit!

Our son and daughter came from Las Vegas with friends and we had a jolly time getting caught up on the news they had to share, opening gifts and, of course, lots of eating!! Family and friends are so awesome.....thank you Lord for this blessing!

I pray that you have all had wonderful celebrations and are readying yourselves for a wonderful new year! Happy 2010!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Grandma G's is sending you wishes for a very
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I am taking time off to be with family and friends for the holiday but will be back in
January with new products, clearance sales and will be ready to begin
a wonderful new year with all of you!
Thank you for your friendship and support throughout 2009!


**Orders may still be placed at Grandma G's but will be shipped the week of Jan.4th!

Remembering the Reason for the Season!
Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

LAST MINUTE GIFTS!!

Wilendur Tote Bag...wonderful gift, available
at Grandma G's!!

Please join Grandma G's and Make Mine Pink for Shopping with a Twist!
theme: Last Minute Gifts
tomorrow, December 11th!!

Let us help you find just the right gift for your family,
friends or even a little something for YOU!!
Shop early for the best selection!


Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

DAY 2: 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SHOP HOP!!

Are you shopping from home in your jammies? Come to the Make Mine Pink 12 Days of Christmas Shop Hop and you can do that and so much more!! Each participating boutique from four different online shopping malls is offering discounts, free shipping, extra surprises with purchase and featured products daily!!

Grandma G's Saturday, Nov 27th Specials:
**gifts from the Christmas grab bag....everyday!**
**1/2 PRICE SHIPPING!!
(shipping refunded after checkout)
Featured item:
Beautiful Unused Vintage Simtex Tablecloth!!
10% discount!

Don't forget......Register here to "play the game" and you could win fabulous
prizes!!
GRAND PRIZE IS AN ULTIMATE GIFT BASKET
valued at more than $1,000!!

Come join in....you don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Shabby Lane Shops....Thankful for You Sale: Starts TONIGHT!!

Please join Grandma G's and the Boutiques at
Shabby Lane Shops!!


We are having a fantastic Thanksgiving Sale!
"We are Thankful for You Sale!!"

**Starts midnight CST, Wednesday, November 25th
and ends
Monday, November 30th at Midnight CST!!**

Click HERE for a chance to win $50.00 to spend
during the SALE!!

Shop from home...no crowds...special sale prices...purchases delivered
to your door....even shop Thanksgiving DAY!!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dreaming of a White Christmas....Shopping with a Twist!!

Please join Grandma G's & MMP for shopping with a twist on Friday November 27, 2009 as we present "Dreaming of a White Christmas"!!

Every Christmas, everyone from great-grandparents to the newest addition to the family, gather around the Christmas tree. We’re filled with anticipation of the upcoming celebration and gratitude for loved ones to share it with. The boxes of favorite ornaments are brought out from their safe storage and passed around, inspiring memories of many a Christmas. Some of the ornaments have been handed down from mother to daughter for generations, we reminisce about the memories they hold. Others are new, bringing a new excitement about the memories we’ll make this year. Soon the tree is shining with glitter, beads, ribbons, lace and memories.

As we set up our Christmas villages with the old-fashioned houses and bottle brush trees, the children peer closely at the scene and imagine what is happening behind those tiny closed doors. The sprinkle of glittering snow on the village rooftops and pathways reminds us of the snow we hope to have for this Christmas.

A quick look around and you’ll see Christmas wreaths and garlands of greenery, gracing our doorways and doors. Each welcoming family and friends inside with holiday ornaments and twinkling lights. Stockings are hung from the mantle, seemingly empty but overflowing with hopes and wishes for Christmas morning. As we sit by the crackling fire, sipping tea and hot cocoa from vintage holiday mugs, a feeling of nostalgia fills us with contentment.

We fondly remember unwrapping treasures from our childhood. A precious doll with curling hair and eyes that closed when you tucked her into a bed made just for her. A charm bracelet that made you feel all grown up whenever you wore it. A hand knit sweater that felt like a hug from your mother when you put it on. These treasures are etched in our memories.

This year’s gifts sparkle under the tree, each present lovingly chosen and carefully wrapped with extra special touches. They’re trimmed with vintage lace and beautiful handmade tags, bearing the names of loved ones. The packages capture our imaginations, and we can’t help but dream about what’s inside and what wonders this Christmas season has in store.

Outside, as the snow begins to lightly fall, we know that this year, like so many others, all of our Christmas dreams can come true.
Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1:Grandma G's | Photo Contribution 2: Misty Moonlight Creations|Photo Contribution 3: Patricia Rose|Photo Contribution 4: Carol's Rose Garden, LLC

If you are dreaming of a white Christmas.....come shop with all of us at Make Mine Pink! We can make your dreams come true!!

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

JOIN GRANDMA G'S TODAY.....PINK TWILIGHT SALE!!



Grandma G's is joining with other participating boutiques at Make Mine Pink TODAY,
(and every third Saturday of each month)
for the PINK TWILIGHT SALE
ONLY 6 HOURS.....
6PM-MIDNIGHT EST!!

COME SHOP FOR THE BEST BARGAINS ON THE INTERNET!!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Shop Hop....STARTS SOON!!

Please join MMP and Grandma G's for all the Christmas fun!

You Found ItMMP Shop Hops are a type of contest where you try to find as many “You Found It” images (as shown here) as you can. Each of the participating boutiques has hidden an image on its website that says, “You Found It!” on the tag. Click that image to return to Make Mine Pink and get credit for finding it. The more images you find, the better your chances of winning great prizes.

There is no cost and no obligation to purchase anything. However, if you do happen to find some products you might be interested in, don't forget to bookmark those pages so that you can come back later! Good luck!

The 12 Days of Christmas Shop Hop just gotten bigger and better than ever before! Please join us November 27th — December 8th as we celebrate the holidays in style!

This year we are pleased to announce that we have 3 other premier on-line shopping malls joining us to make your shop hop one of the most exciting, one of the biggest, prize-filled events that we've ever held.

Instead of just searching for the "You Found It" image on make Mine Pink, you will also be searching the boutiques at:
Please click the Make Mine Pink link above to see the FANTASTIC prizes you might win!!! You won't believe the Grand Prize.....valued at over $900!!!!

Wishing you best of luck and happy shopping!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Send Our Soldiers a Thank you!

There are thousands of our soldiers deployed to foreign countries protecting our freedom. They deserve a thank you for the sacrifices they and their families are making.....especially as we approach the holiday season. Here is a simple way to send them the thanks they so deserve:


Visit www.LetsSayThanks.com, choose a card and message or write your own message and Xerox will print and send the cards to those far away from home and families for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas!! It takes just a minute or two but will be appreciated far longer!

In support of they who serve!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembering Our Veterans!



Remember those who have fought and are still fighting for freedom and the families who wait anxiously for their return!
Remember those who lost their lives protecting the American way of life!
God bless them all!!
Giving thanks,

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cupcakes and Fairy Tales at Make Mine Pink Friday Shopping Event!!

All things whimsical have a place in our lives. Find a little bit of whimsy for your cottage! Shop at Grandma G's!!

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday November 6, 2009 as we present "Cupcakes and Fairy Tales"

Remember the simple delights of childhood? How a cupcake could make you giggle and a fairy story would stir your dreams? The smallest things, done just right, could bring out the biggest smiles of all.

Cupcakes remind me of those happy times – they’re so simple, easy and childlike. Who doesn’t love a cupcake? And yet, what is simpler than a tiny round of cake topped with frosting? They’re never overly indulgent, but give us just a bit of fun in a perfectly sized morsel. They appeal to our playful and teasing side.

It’s the simple things like cupcakes that bring us so much pleasure. They’re a scrumptious reminder of the delight we feel when we take time to enjoy the simple things in life. The sweetness of stealing a moment just for you, to soak in a hot luxurious bath or sip your favorite tea from a cherished vintage cup.. The delight of a sharing a special moment with your favorite daughter, granddaughter or child. Tiny pleasures, yet supremely satisfying.

Fairies and fairy tales remind us how easy it is to escape to that land where a little frivolity can brighten a whole day. A bit of fun and fantasy in a world where hard times are far too plentiful. They stir our imaginations and make us believe we can fly on wings sprinkled with fairy dust back to those simpler times.

We only need to find a happy magical moment – think back to a special day or ahead to the possibilities of tomorrow – and dare to dream of the things that delight and refresh our senses. The first snowflake that tickles your nose, the aroma of grandma’s holiday baking, the bubbling laughter of good friends. An impish collection gives us an excuse to make believe, to remember, to dream, and to recharge.

All things whimsical have a place in our lives. Each brings about smiles and wisps of childhood memories. Whether it is a fanciful collection or a whimsical element added to your decor, the hint of fun is a welcoming greeting to all.
Joyce Lucas, Founder, Make Mine Pink


Photo Contribution 1: Angel Heart Designs | Photo Contribution 2: Caroline Alexander | Photo Contribution 3: Gail Friend Designs

Friday, October 30, 2009

It's Hallowe'en Time!!



Wishing you all a Happy Hallowe'en! Have fun with all your own little ghosts and goblins and the ones who visit your door, too!

Monday, October 12, 2009

SHOW AND TELL: Look what arrived at my house.......


A sweet Make Mine Pink friend, Carol, at Esprit de Joie, makes lovely fruit from velvet and when I showed my husband, he offered to get me a PINK PUMPKIN!!!
It came last Friday and OMG it is even more beautiful in person!! I haven't set it in it's final place yet.....still getting fall set up now that it has arrived in CA but here is a
quickly taken photo.....now no drooling, it's not good for velvet! Also, purchased was the pretty pinkeep in the silver creamer.....Carol is such a wonderful, creative lady! Please visit her at Esprit de Joie for her wonderful creations and at Business in THE Bag for all you will need to brand your business!

Love it all Carol.....thank you sooo much!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

SOMETHING NEW IS ON IT'S WAY........

Please join us every third Saturday of the month from 6:00 pm – midnight EST for unbelievable buys from the Make Mine Pink boutique owners! 6 Hours and 6 hours only - once a month where you'll see buys like never before on make Mine Pink. Mark your calendars so that you don't miss this new, monthly event.

THE FIRST MMP TWILIGHT SALE WILL BE HELD
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH
6:00PM-MIDNIGHT (EST)
GRANDMA G'S LITTLE PINK BOUTIQUE

Hoping you will join the fun & shop for bargains!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"GIRLY FINDS" AT MAKE MINE PINK FRIDAY SHOPPING WITH A TWIST!

Please join Grandma G's and the other participating boutiques at Make Mine Pink for shopping with a twist.....as we present "Girly Finds" this Friday, October 9th! Shop early for the best selection of treasures!!


Women everywhere are no longer afraid to show their girly sides, but instead celebrate it. We are now seeking out pieces that make a statement about who we are. Instead of downplaying our femininity, we accessorize and decorate with items that celebrate being a girl. Not only is it OK to show our feminine and flirty side, it’s easy too! Everywhere you look, there’s something fun and interesting and available at a great price. The smallest touches in just the right places are all it takes to become a girly girl.

Take a length of vintage French velvet ribbon. There’s nothing simpler, yet it can become the perfect hair tie for a casual dinner. There are other trimmings to be considered, too, like pretty rick rack in a rainbow of colors, vintage jewelry, and silk roses to add on to a favorite bag or tote.

Girly finds in various shapes and sizes can change the ambiance of any room. A piece of handmade lace draped over the back of a chair. A floral pillow placed on the bed. Nurseries, once cold and sterile, now lit with antique chandeliers, crystal prisms giving the room a dreamy, girly look. Yards and yards of silk puddling at each window.

A Victorian shawl wrapped around your shoulders creates an elegant entrance. Pouring tea from a teapot painted with delicate roses turns tea for one into a relaxing and feminine getaway. Luxury soaps, as pretty as they are practical, are scented with soothing fragrances and poured into delightful shapes. Boxes made out of vintage wallpaper, buttons and handmade roses are filled with old love letters tied with velvety bows.

A single feminine element is all it takes to change the appearance of anything, or the atmosphere of any occasion. Just adding a touch like a simple rose belt to a denim skirt, or a snippet of lace at the cuff is all it takes to make personalities emerge in a sea of girly girls.
Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1: Shabby Shan's | Photo Contribution 2: Caroline Alexander

Happy Shopping!

Monday, October 5, 2009

PINK OCTOBER...BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!


Wow! October already.....where did September go? October brings to mind the beginnings of fall and the holiday season, Halloween ghosts, goblins and trick-or-treat for most of us. But, for me, a breast cancer survivor, and the thousands of others affected by breast cancer it is a month of HOPE! Hope that one day soon we may find the cure so no more women will die from this dreaded disease, that no one will have to lose their life or the life of someone they love.....we WILL find the CURE!!

The research to find the cure costs, alot. Donations come in throughout the year but in Pink October the effort is stepped up and more attention paid to the need. I hope that those who are able will visit the Susan G. Komen website and make a donation in honor or memory of someone you know; and daily, visit The Breast Cancer Site to click and help provide free mammograms for those who cannot afford them....it costs you nothing but a minute or two of your time but helps so many! You CAN make a difference!!

For yourself, remember that early detection is key to survival so PLEASE do monthly self-exams of your boobies and get an annual mammogram!

Pink October gives me a chance through Grandma G's to send donations. I have placed pink ribbons, like the one to the left, on many of the items listed on my site and when you purchase one of those items, I will donate 10% of the sale price to Susan G. Komen!

Please come shop, buy, and help me to donate to find the CURE!


Wishing you health, happiness and fun shopping for the Cure!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

MAKE MINE PINK FRIDAY...SHOPPING WITH A TWIST!!


It's all about PINK this week for the MMP Friday Shopping event and boy do we know PINK!!!
Come join Grandma G's and the other participating MMP boutiques for the pinkest treasures to be found.....you'll be glad you did!!
Selections for this event will be posted at 12:01 am Friday, October 2nd!!
Shop early for the best selection of pretty PINK for you or your cottage!!

PINK hugs!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

LOOK WHAT JUST FLEW IN.......


These sweet birdie pin cushions are made from vintage linen cutters and mounted to spools! The cutest for your sewing room or to display anywhere in your home!!
Find them at Grandma G's in the Sewing Room!!

Shop with joy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

****HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!****

I have been away from my blog for so long and thought today, my birthday, would be a good day to make my return!! I have missed being here and hope that you have taken notice of my absence....if you haven't, then why am I here?!!!

Being a fairly nostalgic kind of girl (hee-hee), er, woman, I have been looking through family photos and decided to share a few from days gone by in honor of the day!





This is 'moi' at six months with my handsome Daddy trying to make me pay attention! I miss you Dad.....




At two years...notice the bangs! I had a major cowlick and still do!! I will not smile, I will not smile....and you can't make me!! Even, or especially, at two I had an iron will!!





My fourth birthday! The bangs have
calmed down a bit. I have no idea who all these kids are but they liked me.....they
brought presents!!






This one is at five years with
my two brothers; Breck, 16 months and Geoff, 2 months. My sweet Geoff has gone to heaven and I miss him so much! He always called me on my birthday and sang to me!! Breck doesn't
sing but he does call and whistle Happy Birthday....well most of it....we always end up in giggles before he finishes the song!! I love my bro's!!


Skipping ahead.....I am 38 yrs and dressed to attend my 20th high school reunion! Still the bangs! This was taken at my parents and I think the large bags contained all they would need to babysit our sweet Lindsey. She loved being spoiled by Grandma and Papa!!







In 1997, at age 49 yrs. again with Geoff (left)
and Breck. Taken in my backyard at my parents 50th Anniversary celebration!


My hubby, Chris and I in Germany. Taken in 2005 on our last all family vacation. We have been married 43 years now.....hoping to make it to 50!!

That's it....I won't bore you with anymore family album photos! I had several more but they wouldn't scan too well so you got lucky!! Thanks for indulging me my escape into the past!!