Friday, May 25, 2012

Giveaway Day - winner.....s!

Well,  I don't know about you...but I sure had a GREAT time participating in Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day.... I will be taking part next time for sure!

and don't despair if you didn't win!! for the WHOLE WEEKEND you can get your very own hippo pattern from my Etsy shop for 35% off!! that gets you the pattern for around $5.20 - that's chump (hippo?) change! 

Just use this Coupon Code: GIVEAWAYHIPPOHOORAY and make your hippo today! Hippo Hooray!

ok, onto the WINNER! 

and if you DID win, but don't see the pattern in your sure to check your junk/spam folder...because it might be in there!

the RandomNumber Generator picked: Congratulations to #116 Amy!

BUT WAIT!! there's more! how can that be you ask?! well, I'll tell ya....I had a tremendously fun time reading each and every entry...
I had to pick 2 more, just because, that's why (good enough, right?)

Winner #2 - ironic this one is #2...
149. rcabbit   Friday, May 25, 2012
Oh man, I probably shouldn't say this... but it just happens that last night my sister showed me a video of a hippo pooping. It was crazy town and I'm afraid that it has squashed out any other hippo related information that my brain used to hold. I'm going to read the other comments and see if they can save my brain.
well, that's just hilarious.

Winner #3
105. MC   Thursday, May 24, 2012
I can't pass up a hippo pattern, especially not one with buttons!

I don't think I've ever seen a real one, but I have super fond memories of the Canadian "house hippo" PSA commercials! (Here is the link to watch it on youtube:
I loved that commercial, the hippo yawning, and the best line: "they make their nests in closets, using lost mittens, dryer lint and bits of string" my love of the hippo started with that commercial.

I wanted/tried to reply to the questions in the comments, but once the comments closed, I couldn't :( so I'll tell ya here.
Thank you Cyrille - you can find me over at Craftsy too - 529MasonStreet :) There is SO much fun stuff over there to take up all the hours of my evening!

As for the name of my blog Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures, I am a former Highland Dancer, and highland ghillies are what the dance shoes are called...was still dancing when I started this blog...and danced up til I had my 1st 3.5 years ago...maybe I should start up again...!
Thank you all for the sweet things you said about my hippo :) and thanks AJ for the kind words about my photography :)

Thanks again to ALL who took the time to come, and enter!! I wish I could give you all one!!
I look forward to checking out all your blogs too (if you have one that is)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Giveaway Day!

Hello there!!

It's been quite sometime since I have posted...and what better reason than GIVEAWAY DAY?!
Today is Giveaway Day over on the Sew Mama Sew blog.

She has 5 pages of giveaways - I know right?! that's just CRAZY FUN! - so there's a boatload of draws you can enter and gobs of  blogs to discover so after you're done here, go check alllll that out!

For my giveaway I’ll be sending one winner a copy of my Henrietta Hippo PDF pattern!

Henrietta Hippo - PDF Pattern

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!! Stay tuned....maybe it'll be YOUR name that wins!
This giveaway is open to international participants and there are THREE chances to win! 
Comments may be left until Friday, May 25 at 5pm (PST). 
1) Comment on this post and tell me what you love MOST about hippos!
2) 'Like + share' us on Facebook, then leave another comment
3) Follow this blog! and leave another comment!!

*** If you are a no-reply blogger be sure to leave your email address with your comment. ***

feel like entering another? my friend is doing a giveaway on her blog for this great quilt Pattern!

Monday, January 02, 2012

All the best to you in 2012.
I hope you find peace and prosperity.

Our 2011 was full of ups and downs (as is everyones) but in the end, we have and love each other.
We've moved and made new friends.
Life changes, and we change too along with it.
My resolutions aren't huge, but they are hard...
letting go of the people/things are not right for me, and making choices that will help me become the person and mom I want to be.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Our 2011

It's hard to believe how fast this year has gone by.
There have been some big changes over here.
Our sweet girl turned one early in the year - she is so very sweet.
We love her tremendously.
We packed up our whole house, put in storage for a few months, spent a month in the camper, then moved into our own place.
Then we went back to the camper for three more weeks. It was exhausting, dirty, but really great fun!
The kids had THE best time...hard not to when you are 1 and 2 years old!

Our boy turned three in the fall - he started talking around feb, and his language skills have really taken off. It's amazing how much they both grew over the summer, our girl's hair even grew in!
We had a beautiful fall! Family and friends came to visit. Our first thanksgiving in our own place was pretty nice :)
And before we knew it, it was Halloween!! It was lots of fun spending it with Andrews little friend - for the third year in a row! - but this time in our new neighborhood!
Our girl got the hang of it pretty quick. We played Halloween a bunch after that!
Then Christmas was upon us!!
We had a wonderful Christmas full of so many blessings.
We are so lucky to have so many people in our lives - near and far - that love us so much :)

I hope your 2011 was full and satisfying. And may your 2012 be full of joy and prosperity.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

and onto christmas!

Halloween was great - the kids had such a good time... not sure what was most fun for them...handing out candy, trick or treating, or running around in some neatly raked leaves at a random house...

I'm enjoying the fall weather very much...not nearly as much rain as usual.  sweet relief! and in celebration of that, and of the joy that Christmas decorations will bring to our little ones and our Etsy Treasury!  Vintage Christmas delights for your know, to help you find your {early} Christmas spirit!

Tonight will consist of taking down halloween decorations to make way for all things cold and snowy and Christmassy!

this adorable handmade village is available in {Mary's Workshop} at Etsy

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

getting back at it

I'm not sure if it's the change in the seasons, or finally being settled after a crazy spring/summer, but I have found myself in a familiar place again....wanting to do photography.  So, in an interest in starting anew, I have left my website of behind, and moving forward with Little Fish Photography.  I will still be doing all the same type of photography {engagements, weddings, maternity, babies, toddlers, kids, families + fine art} as before, just a new name.

I'll be posting soon with my upcoming Christmas Session special - just working out the details!


in other non photography news - my friend Cindy, is hosting a giveaway (of a pattern I created no less!) over at Creating at Home - you only have until November 4th to enter, so hurry!  If you miss out, you can still get yourself a copy of this crazy cute hippo in my Etsy shop

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Happy Birthday

Today is my sister Deborah's birthday.
She was a lovely person.
A kind and gentle soul.
We love and miss her daily.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A found memory

I may not be able to find the pan for my spring form pan, but I did find this. It belonged to my sweet sister. I love finding bits of her life scattered about our home. It reminds that she is never far from my heart.

Happy heart day