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AND THE WINNER IS ........................

This week's (February 20, 2009) Fabulous Friday Freebie winner is ..... Ta Da ... KittsKrafts. Here is her blog KittsKrafts if you want to check her out! Congratulations ... I know you will love the Clutch Purse Card that Robin has offered from her Etsy shop Robin's Arts & Crafts. ... You lucky gal!!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Do You Have Plumber's Insurance????

The Youth at our Church, Port Norfolk Baptist, are participating in World Vision's 30 Hour Famine to raise money for hungry children around the world. The end of the month they will be sleeping outside in front of the church in cardboard boxes during the actual 30 hour famine period. They had a Sweetheart Luncheon last week serving fried chicken and fixins to raise money, but I think one of the funniest and most original fundraisers I've ever seen is the Plumber's Insurance Plan. If you do not buy insurance, this lovely tub can be placed in your front yard until you come up with $10.00 to have it removed. You can also pay$5.00 to have it placed in a yard of an uninsured person. The lovely tub was randomly placed (by the youth, they LOVE us!!) in our yard and we then paid money to have it placed in someone else's yard (after paying the $10.00 removal fee) and it now is in our daughter's yard (we didn't pay for this placement ... she has two teenage boys ... again randomly placed by our youth, I think ... youth loving youth !). We have gotten such a kick out of this inventive way to raise money ... our youth minister is GREAT .. always coming up with new and unique ways to get our teens excited about Christ and the love He wants us to share with all ... and this way to raise money for those less fortunate is certainly a lesson our youth will not soon forget, nor many of us older folks ... keep showing that love guys!

Friday, February 13, 2009

New week ... new Fabulous Friday Freebie ... this week's featured Etsy shop owner is Robin of Robin's Art's & Craft's

Robin has a lovely shop with handmade cards, tags, stickers and more. You will enjoy browsing her shop as much as I have ... her things are lovely with much time and care taken with each design. Stop by her shop ... feel free to do some shopping ** wink, wink ** and then stop back here and leave a post for a chance to win ... scroll down to see the rules ... and remember ... there are more ways than one to get in for a chance to win!! Robin has offered this lovely clutch purse card this week as our Fabulous Freebie giveaway ... you won't want to miss out on a chance to win ... GOOD LUCK ... ENTER MANY TIMES, MANY WAYS ... INCREASE YOUR CHANCES!!!!


There are several ways to enter for this week's giveaway ... don't miss out ... you won't want to pass this up!
Here's how it works ...
1) Go to her Etsy shop ... Robin's Art's & Craft's
2) Browse Around ... feel free to do some shopping :-) 3) Pick your favorite item in her shop
4) Come back here
5) Leave me a post about your favorite item
6) You're in the pot for the drawing!!
Want more chances to win? ... you can do one or more of these things after you post about Bonnie's shop and you will have additional chances to win !!
* Go to my Magnolia Blossom Art Etsy Shop and tell me what you like the best ... 1 additional chance to win
* Go to my Magnolia Blossom Art Artfire Shop and leave a link of your favorite item in a post here ... 1 additional chance to win
* Blog about this contest ... 1 additional chance to win ... Leave a comment here with a link!
* Become a follower of this blog ... 1 additional chance to win ... no need to leave a comment! All Followers will be entered in our Fabulous Friday Giveaways!
* Let your friends know about this contest! ... 1 additional chance to win for every person you send an email to ... (include me via CC at magnoliablossomart@gmail.com)
* Buy something from Robin's Art's & Craft's ... 5 additional chances to win for every purchase made by a Magnolia Blossom Art Reader!
GOOD LUCK ... HAVE FUN!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Wheeewwweee ... Glad they've found homes!!!

We were having puppy withdrawals and were getting a bit concerned that maybe one from that fabulous litter of 10 puppies I posted about in January may end up HAVING to come to Virginia! But, fortunately for everyone, they have all found wonderful homes. I think we may be in trouble, however, when and if Izzy ever has a litter. She is the sister of our Blossom and is a beautiful girl! She's not the next one planned for a litter ... good for us ... 'cause we may just melt and give in to the temptation ... OH NOOOOO ... three Saint Bernard's .. what would we do .... we'll see what happens ... I'll pray for sanity!!!

I'll leave you with a couple of pictures of the last two to leave .... you can see why we melt when we think of another baby in the house ... aren't they adorable!!!!!


Friday, February 6, 2009

THIS WEEK'S FABULOUS FRIDAY FREEBIE

Okay ... another week, another Fabulous Friday Freebie ... ready ... set ... here we go!!! This week's shop is Bonz Photography and Cards.

New Etsian, Bonnie, has some beautiful works of photos and card sets. She specializes in photography and handmade note cards of dogs, cats, animals, flowers, landscapes, and architecture. I just loved her shop when browsing through Etsy one day and invited her to participate in the Friday Freebie ... I was thrilled when she agreed to offer one of her card sets as a giveaway. I know you will be taken away by her work of art and I'm more than happy to be part of sharing her art with all of you. Bonnie is offering the winner a choice between the "Dogs Galore" card set and the "Assorted" card set ... so you know the drill ... follow the rules below to have a chance to get in the drawing ... the more you click and post the more chances you have to win ... SO GET BROWSING .. AND HAVE SOME FUN!!!
























There are several ways to enter for this week's giveaway ... don't miss out ... you won't want to pass this up!

Here's how it works ...

1) Go to her Etsy shop ... BonzPhotography and Card Shop
2) Browse Around ... feel free to do some shopping :-)
3) Pick your favorite item in her shop
4) Come back here
5) Leave me a post about your favorite item
6) You're in the pot for the drawing!!

Want more chances to win? ... you can do one or more of these things after you post about Bonnie's shop and you will have additional chances to win !!
* Go to my Magnolia Blossom Art Etsy Shop and tell me what you like the best ... 1 additional chance to win
* Go to my Magnolia Blossom Art Artfire Shop and leave a link of your favorite item in a post here ... 1 additional chance to win
* Blog about this contest ... 1 additional chance to win ... Leave a comment here with a link!
* Become a follower of this blog ... 1 additional chance to win ... no need to leave a comment! All Followers will be entered in our Fabulous Friday Giveaways!
* Let your friends know about this contest! ... 1 additional chance to win for every person you send an email to ... (include me via CC at magnoliablossomart@gmail.com)
* Buy something from BonzPhotography and Card Shop! 5 additional chances to win for every purchase made by a Magnolia Blossom Art Reader!
GOOD LUCK ... HAVE FUN!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Getting old sucks!!

Okay I had put it off for more than two years ... getting my eyes checked that is ... using only Walmart "Reading" glasses to get by. But finally I made an appointment and had them checked and today I got my new glasses .... tada ... I can see again!! I am typing this post without having to hold my head backwards while looking through the bifocals and leaning over the computer desk at the same time ... guess the neck kinks will get better now, huh! They are going to take some getting used to, however, cause they are a small frame with bifocals, so depending on how I tilt my head, the vision is totally different. I was told that they would take a week or two to get used to, but if I wore them all the time I would get used to them more quickly ... wow, sewing and crafting is going to be so different now ... whoo hoo ... I can see again!! But I have to admit that facing the fact that I need bifocals is not something I was ready to accept, I guess using the Walmart things didn't make it feel real ... but now I don't look like I have on "Granny" glasses that were perfectly positioned half way down my nose .. but still ... getting old SUCKS!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

GREAT MONDAY FIND!

As I was "dropping" some Entrecards this morning I came across this site ... "Cents" able Momma ... great find for those of us looking for ways to save on our grocery bill and more!! Her site has printable coupons, recipes, menu ideas and much more. I just wanted to give a shout out and share her site with you. I know I'll be printing some coupons and passing the info on to my daughter-in-law who, as a stay at home mom with 5 in the family, does count on coupons to make her grocery $$$ stretch. Scroll down and you'll find her button ... you might want to grab it while visiting her site and add it to yours ... I'm always about sharing the wealth of ways to make our dollars stretch!!! ENJOY AND THANKS TO CENTS ABLE MOMMA!!!!

Catchin' Waves

Catchin' Waves
For two days they didn't want anything to do with the beach ... then ... wala ... what fun is this!!!

Thumbprint Notecards

Thumbprint Notecards
Sure to make anyone smile. Come with envelopes in sets of five.

Maggie & Blossom

Maggie & Blossom
Lovin' some time in the waves at Nags Head !! What fun they are.

Girl's Jumper

Girl's Jumper
Precious brown jumper with hot pink polk-a-dots

Christopher and Blossom

Christopher and Blossom
She loves a cowboy and he loves a horse ... what a perfect match!! Grandson # 4 with our "Little" girl Blossom.

Croched Cell Phone Case

Croched Cell Phone Case
Any colors ... any size ... great when matched with a Crazy Quilt Purse!

Eat ... sleep ... and be merry!!

Eat ... sleep ... and be merry!!
So what's better than fillling up on spaghetti and then taking a snooze ... that makes for a very merry little fellow. Grandson # 5 ... Benjamin ... how cute is that!

Pink Crazy Quilt Purse

Pink Crazy Quilt Purse
So fun ... my crazy quilted purses are eye catchers ... great as mother/daughter sets ... larger for mom and smaller for daughter ... how cute are they!!!

Just a day at the beach ...

Just a day at the beach ...
Nick, Maggie & Blossom trying to catch some waves ... the girls wanted to try their hands (paws) at skimboarding ... give it a try gals!

Warm and Cozy Scarf

Warm and Cozy Scarf
Soft and Warm ... what a combination .. and beautiful to boot!!