Feb 12, 2011

~February's {not-so-simple} Simple Life {and Jewel Me Pretty Giveaway Winner}~

Hello, readers! This is my monthly article, "Simple Life's" first anniversary! I have been posting the "Simple Life" posts for over a year now {as of starting in the February of 2010}.
February 14th is approaching quickly. The date "sneaked" 
{it is the correct English, no joke! Snuck is not a word!!! {you can't see it but it's in red lining meaning, IT'S WRONG!} 
up on me and I have been frantically finishing my Valentine's! The most pleasant sight to me{since I am hopelessly old-fashion} is a tidy little stack of letters with old-fashion print, bright, red wax seals still sticking to the parchment letter, tied with a pink ribbon in my hopechest! Letters are such a delight indeed, and Valentine's are an extra Victorian treat!:)  

Spring has been blooming here in the CA. I am sorry to say this to the readers on the East Coast, but it was 84 degrees here where I live...I teased my mom, "There is a river {for once}, and the weather is actually hot enough to swim in!" Indeed, it is lovely! The weather should be turning back to cooler climates 
The other day, after helping my daddy build wooden boxes for our summer's vegetable garden {so excited!:)}, the lighting was perfect for photography!

I LOVE my new pastime!:) {Or is it just my camera?} I heard a quote that made me laugh about photography...Buying a Nikon doesn't make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner. =D
I also came home the other day to receive this in my mailbox:
I am very much enjoying my Passion Flower Luxury Spa Salt Bar {smells limey!:)} and cotton washcloth as well as my lavender lotion bars!:) Special thanks to Melissa from Elegant Rose Boutique for sending these to me!

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~Giveaway Winner Announcement~


And I took FIVE takes to make a video with my camera to announce the giveaway winner of the Jewel Me Pretty giveaway, but Blogger will not load the video! {Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!} *composing self* 

So, without further ado I announce the blessed winner who will be knocking herself out in a $20 shopping spree to Jewel Me Pretty {SPECIAL thanks to Rin for donating the wonderful, most generous prize} is, thank you all the girls for entering; I received 272 comments and gained so many followers {I will stop my rambling now:)}

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Congratulations, dear Ashley!!! 


Perhaps, you may have to post your prize(s) when you receive them! I hope you enjoy the shopping spree! Please comment with your emailing address {will not be posted} within 48 hr. else I will draw another winner; after I hear from you I will 

Again, thank you SO much to all of you for following my blog, leaving sweet, encouraging, supportive comments, and for entering my Jewel Me Pretty giveaway! To those who did not win, I will be posting three more giveaways this month, and March is already filling up with sponsors, so stay tuned!

With lots of love,
Grace




6 comments:

  1. Oh Grace, I am sooo excited!! =) THANK YOU so much!!

    ~Ashley

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  2. YAY for Ashley!!!

    We share the same name, how cool.

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  3. Congratulations, Miss Ashley!
    Lovely photographs, dear Grace!

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  4. Great photos Grace! And congrats to Ashley!

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