Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Are you the winner?!

You sure are if you are Katy! Congratulations! You are the winner of these gorgeous earrings from Kristin Noel Designs. I'll be in touch shortly. Thanks to all who entered! I've been sooooo busy with holiday preparations and I've been pretty quiet around here in blogland.

I do have a lot of things to show all of you, including my latest thrift store score!! Stick around, and happy holidays!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Last night was amazing! As you already know from this post, I am a huge fan of A Christmas Story. What you don't know is that I work closely with the stage adaptation of this show for my day job. The publishing company where I work holds the rights to this play, and now there is a new musical version! Last night, the entire staff was invited to attend opening night of A Christmas Story, The Musical! at The Chicago Theatre. It was AMAZING.

We also got V.I.P. passes to the afterparty. I was so lucky to meet authors with whom I've been working for years, but never actually met in person. I also got to meet the producer of the show, Peter Billingsley!! That's Ralphie from the original movie, of course!

Julia got to meet him, too. He was so sweet, and his eyes are shockingly blue! It was definitely a night to remember. Getting to bed at 2 a.m. wasn't as fun. Work is going to be tough today!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Win these london blue topaz earrings- a new giveaway!

It's time for a new giveaway! The super sweet Kristin of Kristin Noel Designs is giving away these blue topaz (the December birthstone) hoops to a lucky ponder and stitch reader! They are valued at $44.00 - great for a gift or to keep for yourself! The winner can choose argentium silver or 14k gold fill for the wire.

Entering is easy! Mandatory: Go take a peek at Kristin's lovely shop and post your favorite item (or the item you'd most want to give as a gift!) in the comments below. I think these are my favorite- I'm a sucker for oxidized silver and turquoise!

For more entries, you can do any of the following:

-Like Kristin's facebook page here.
- Follow her twitter page here.
-Leave a comment with your favorite item from her other sweet shop, adornable vintage.

That's four ways to enter! Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry.

I will choose the winner next Friday, December 16th at 5:00 p.m. central time. Good luck!!