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Wednesday, March 31, 2010




Monday, March 29, 2010

Holiday with Matthew Mead.....It's Coming!!

Head over to Holiday with Matthew Mead to find out how you can win the opportunity to have your blog or online shop mentioned in the magazine. Holiday with Matthew Mead is a "book-azine" celebrating and offering inspiration for the Christmas holiday season. To be released in October 2010, Holiday is offered via online orders only - in limited quantities - and will not be sold on newsstands. But, by simply following the BUY HOLIDAY MAGAZINE link below their banner, you can reserve your own copy of this beautiful magazine, with guaranteed delivery of the magazine straight to your mailbox! Holiday with Matthew Mead is144 pages of holiday inspiration with well-known and admired designers, bloggers and top-notch features, printed on beautiful paper and not drowning in ads!
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You are not going to want to miss this publication!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Palm Sunday is upon us and Easter just a week away. I would like to take this time to wish you all a blessed Easter season! Remember the miracle of
Easter.....the resurrection of Christ Jesus!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Patrick's Day!!

I'll Wear A Shamrock

St. Patrick's Day is with us,
The day when all that's seen
To right and left and everywhere
Is green, green, green!

And Irish tunes they whistle
And Irish songs they sing,
Today each Irish lad walks out
As proud as any king!

I'll wear a four leaf shamrock
In my coat, the glad day through,
For my father and mother are Irish,
And I am Irish, too!!


Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Please join Grandma G's and the Make Mine Pink boutiques for shopping with a twist on Friday March 19th 2010 as we present "Easter Memories"

I can still remember the excitement of my childhood Easters. It began Easter morning when we awoke early, anticipating surprises that we knew had magically arrived. We were never disappointed.Then, after church, our annual Easter egg hunt would begin. Each of the children was given an empty basket and sent to fill it with as many more magical treats as we could. Rainbow-colored eggs filled with candies and toys were hidden in plain sight, just waiting to be discovered. We would hunt alongside our family and friends, squealing with pleasure at each others discoveries. Then we raced to see who could reach the next treasure first. Later on, after the family dinner, there was always a special surprise for the adults, too.

Today, I still feel that flutter of excitement when spring arrives with all its joys. Among them is the yearly challenge of creating the perfect Easter table for my family and friends. No longer do I hunt for chocolates and candy treats. Now my treasures are cherished pieces of antique china and colorful table linens. Whimsical and often unexpected decorative pieces add the finishing touches. Vintage tea cups or antique tins for the women, and perhaps antique shaving mugs for the men, grace the entry table. The perfect little Easter baskets, there is one for each guest to take home with them after the celebration. Artistic tags, crafted from beautiful papers, let you know which treat is yours. The altered art tags with special embellishments are as charmingly unique as each of the recipients and are a treasure all by themselves.

Inside the baskets, you might find hand poured soaps that smell as beautiful as they look, handmade charms to be worn on a bracelet or necklace, floral stationery too beautiful to write on, vintage silver cuff links for a special man. Your heart feels a familiar flutter of excitement when you discover the delights that were chosen just for you.

At Make Mine Pink, you'll always find the perfect treasures to remind friends and family of their favorite memories, and to create new ones they will savor.
Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1:RME Boutique | Photo Contribution 2:The Polka Dot Rose| Photo Photo Contribution 3: Carol's Rose Garden

Another fun shopping theme for the best online shopping event! Please join us this Friday and every Friday for wonderful products and fun shopping! You could find just what you are looking for!!

Happy treasure hunting!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Please join Grandma G's and Make Mine Pink for shopping with a twist on Friday March 12th 2010 as we present "Office Chic"!

Pale Pink and RosesWhen I look around at all the beautiful and creative work spaces of my peers, I can’t help but notice that a new trend in office decorating has emerged. Office and studio spaces are no longer drab, monotonous and strictly functional. Instead, the utilitarian look we usually expect in work spaces is being replaced by chic and feminine d├ęcor. More and more, I'm seeing office spaces that are fashionable, fun and full of creativity – just like the women who use them.

Take your office furniture, for example. Your chair, desk and work table don't need to look boring to be comfortable and practical. In fact, it's easy to take ordinary furnishings and create a look that's chic and inspiring. A light and airy slip cover will freshen up an old desk chair. A coat of pale blue paint will give new life to an old desk. Add some whimsical drawer pulls or fabulous decals to complete the picture. Let your imagination help you create a peaceful place; one where you will enjoy spending so many hours of your day.

Unexpected embellishments make everyday office items pretty and fun, while still being useful. Try adding a clipboard that's been trimmed with beautiful papers, tied with ribbon and hung on a decorative hook until it's needed. It's a useful and now beautiful accessory. Vintage and antique items can serve in unusual ways to make your work space even prettier. A stack of file folders, propped up in a vintage wire basket, adds just the right amount of chic to the corner of a desk, and will work great for keeping you organized.

When you work in a space that is pretty as well as calming, your imagination and creativity will flourish. I know that I immediately feel more relaxed and creative when I'm surrounded by calming colors and chic accessories. Try breathing new life into your own office space by adding chic and feminine touches, and watch your creativity soar to new heights.

Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1: Pale Pink and Roses | Photo Contribution 2: Business in the Bag | Photo Contribution 3: Shabby Shan's Cottage

Monday, March 1, 2010


After three years, I have had my website updated! You know, we like new outfits, and Grandma G's was looking tired and needed a fancy new dress! The banner above is a hint of the colors of the new look.....PINK is still there!!
Oh, she has always been pretty, just needed a fresh look!
Joyce at Cottage Collections designed the original and she and Thomas, the super techie guy, did a great job on the updates!!
This is the first in several updates to the ol' watching for a couple of new categories and oodles of new products site wide! Take a look at the new wardrobe and let me know what you think!!

Remember to come shop Tuesday's Treasures with me and friends from Shabby Lane Shops and then at Make Mine Pink Friday Shopping each week! Fun shopping both days at Grandma G's as well as other participating boutiques at each mall!!
Also, don't miss the once a month Make Mine Pink, Pink Twilight Sale, the 3rd Saturday each month, from 6pm to midnight galore, and fast, fun shopping!!

If you missed the rush to buy a copy of Flea Market Style magazine last week, please come back......the new shipment should be here in a day or two! I am taking orders to reserve your copy, you can contact me through my website, here!

Nothing else to do, just sign-up, and comment on this post to let me know
and IT is yours!!

I appreciate all my customers, blog followers and internet friends so much!
Your business and friendship mean the world to me and I hope we
can continue our relationships for many years to come!

Big Hugs...'til next time!