Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Last Day to Enter Giveaway!

Just a quick reminder that you still have one day to enter my first giveaway! There are three great prizes (though I'm slightly biased) worth $100 total! The entries count stands at 35 so far.

I will make the draw tomorrow at some point and announce the winner on my blog, as well as contacting the winner by email. And I have another exciting announcement to share
tomorrow too. Stay tuned!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hello on Sunday Morning

First off, a very Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! I just sent mine the e-card above (yes, I'm terrible at mailing cards these days) and will be calling him later today too.

Secondly, thank you to all those who've entered my blog giveaway either by leaving a comment or
joining my Happy Customers Flickr Group. I love hearing about people's favourite ice cream. My personal fave at the moment is Breyers double churned Cookies 'n Cream. It is absolutely the creamiest ice cream I've ever had, but without being overly gross. And I think it's supposed to have half the fat as the regular Breyers. Don't quote me on that though.

Lastly, I was pleasantly surprised the other day when I was
awarded the "One Lovely Blog Award" by Julie, a very sweet fellow blogger. As the recipient of this award, I must now pass it on to 15 other blogs that I've newly discovered. Not all the blogs that I've chosen are ones that I've just discovered, but they are lovely blogs and in my opinion, deserve the award.

In alphabetical order, they are:

fantastical world of holidays
green island studios
hawaii kawaii
jake and micah
modern cat
peng peng's place
pretty good
structured chaos
susie's letter-box
the life pursuit: san smith
three red trees
yellow goat design & all things beautiful

I will be contacting these bloggers either later today or tomorrow to let them know about this honour.

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Peekaboo! It's My First Blog Giveaway!

Who doesn't love a giveaway? This is my first of what will now be a monthly event. So if you want to be in the know, just add me to your blog list or start "following" me.

Here's how things are going to work:

Every month on the 15th, I will announce the new giveaway. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog, answering whatever question that I ask. From then on until the end of the month, you'll be able to enter for a chance to win one or several lovely prizes.

All the members of my Happy Customers Flickr Group will automatically be entered every month. So if you've ever bought something from either of my shops (cathypeng.etsy.com or pengcath.etsy.com), and you're on flickr, all you have to do is join my group. Then every month you'll have a chance to win a great prize! I'd love it too if you added a photo of your purchase.

Additionally, for every item purchased from my shop from the 15th to the end of the month, you'll receive one entry.

So without further ado, the prize for the first giveaway is not one, not two but three things with a total value of $100 US!

You will get:

1. a one-of-a kind spoiled kitty messenger tote ($60 value)

2. a limited edition bad kitty wallet ($20 value)


3. a gift certificate to spend in my shop (worth $20)

This month's question is a fun one, since Summer is just around the corner:
What's your favourite ice cream flavour/brand?

Last day to enter this month is June 30th, 11:59 pm EST. One winner will be drawn at random and I'll announce who that is on July 1st. Please be sure to leave either a link to your website or your email address so I can contact you.

Friday, June 12, 2009

5 Things I'm Digging These Days

Starting my day with cinnamon raisin toast. Mmm!

Some bubbly in the afternoon.

So You Think You Can Dance twice a week.

Our new shower curtain from The Bay. (Trust me, our bathroom looks better in black and white)

And comfy skirts. (Mine is black, but I thought this photo was cuter)

I'm short on words today...
Have a great weekend! I'll be back on Monday with my first blog giveaway!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hello, I'm Still Here.

I'm still not feeling the greatest these days.
What's new?
Sorry to sound like a broken record, but lately that's just been the case.

I'll be back later in the week to share some of the things I'm loving right now though. And on the 15th, I'll be announcing the details of my first blog giveaway, which will be a monthly feature from then on.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A lot of Rest for the Weary

I wholeheartedly admit to being a little unmotivated to do anything but nap for the past week. My cold got the better of me for a few days and then I was dealing with some personal issues other health concerns for another few, so really, I didn't get much done. I've had a few new items ready for some time to list in the shop but they have yet to make an appearance. Hopefully they will be up by the end of the day.

ashley aka paranormalkitten

On the plus side of things, I added another photo to my Happy Customers Flickr Group. It's currently sitting at 8 members and 5 photos, but I hope to increase those numbers in the next few months by having some giveaways. Stay tuned to the blog for more info.

And I sold my first item on dawanda last week! I joined several months ago, just to see what it was like and hadn't gotten around to updating it for a while, so the sale was a nice surprise.

image taken from Making it Lovely

In other news, one of my favourite blogs and bloggers is in need of some help. If you haven't come across Making it Lovely before, I highly recommend having a peek. Nicole and her hubby participated in a little home reno challenge and need your votes every day before June 12. I'm rooting for them to win, I guess because I have a soft spot for pink and also because they just had a baby girl. Yay for hardworking creative mamas (and papas)!