Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY! Plus, my artwork is finally complete! YEAH!

so excited, SANTA came a little early this year! ha! ha!

i've been searching for months for the perfect antique brass picture lights. i finally found them at a lighting shop back in michigan. i ordered 3 wishing i ordered more, however, considering the cost for 3 was around $150.00, i decided to wait! ha! ha!

my parents have picture lights hanging over all of their oil paintings at their house and my dad loves to remind me that he paid around $20 for the same picture lights some 30 years ago, lol! nice, huh! meanwhile, i kept telling him i could always just steal his! ha! ha! 

oh well, below are two of my oil paintings that i purchased from a local artist back in michigan attached with the picture lights!
here's a view with the lights on:

now i just have one more oil painting to be framed before i can put on the picture light. at that point, i'll be all set! that is until i am ready to invest in another beautiful oil painting. it's quite an investment considering the cost for the oil painting, the cost to have the painting matted & framed and finally the cost for the picture light, but in the end worth every scent! plus, each painting is insured under my personal articles policy, of course!

i must have been a really good girl this year, i hear SANTA also bought me a new CONCORD watch for christmas! i also received notification from RUE LA LA that it's shipped, hee! hee!

shopping is so much easier with sites like RUE LA LA, ONE KINGS LANE, JOSS & MAIN and GILT GROUPE. don't you agree, ha! ha!

oh, in case you missed my last post! i am hosting a fabulous GRAPHIC IMAGE giveaway, click HERE for the link.

 check out the fabulous color choices:


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

it's GIVEAWAY time, stop on over! good luck!

wow, hard to believe christmas is 12 days away! yikes, i don't know about you but it's been crazy busy around here! thankfully, i finished my christmas shopping weeks ago! ha! ha!

just in time for 2012, i'm excited to announce another fabulous giveaway from our friends over at GRAPHIC IMAGE.

GRAPHIC IMAGE has kindly offered to give one lucky FOLLOWER a Wire-O-Notebook Refillable Journal with Snap [Size: 5-3/8" x 7-3/8"] and have the option of having the Wire-O-Notebook Refillable Journal with Snap personalized!

the Wire-O-Notebook Refillable Journal with Snap is part of their new GIGI NEW YORK line which the full line is set to debut in the spring of 2012 on their website:

NOTE: the GIGI NEW YORK line doesn't debut until the spring of 2012, however, there are a number products and color options available today! be sure to stop on over to GRAPHIC IMAGE's website and check them out!

the "python-embossed leather-bound notebook with snap-tab closure is perfect for everyday note taking or journal writing."

Wire-O-Notebook Refillable Journal with Snap fits great in my louis vuitton, ha! ha! plus, it's perfect for on-the-go notes! i don't know about you, if i don't write something down i forget! i have a bad case of out of sight, out of mind! lol!

the Wire-O-Notebook Refillable Journal with Snap is available in the following three colors: Fuchsia, Orange and Taupe:

please note the giveaway is open to U.S. residents ONLY! if you'd like to WIN, below are the giveaway rules:


1.  in order to WIN, you MUST be a FOLLOWER of this blog and leave a comment on this post, including the Wire-O-Notebook Refillable Journal with Snap color you would like to win! be sure to include your email address. (1 entry)
2.  become a fan of GRAPHIC IMAGE on FACEBOOK, click HERE. you MUST let me know if you are a follower of GRAPHIC IMAGE, so i can give you credit! (1 entry)
3.  POST this giveaway on your blog and receive a BONUS (2 entries) you MUST let me know if you blog about this giveaway, so i can give you credit! otherwise, no dice! sorry!
4.  the WINNER will be announced saturday, december 17th. contest entries will be accepted until friday, december 16th at 11:59pm cst. GOOD LUCK!

finally, follow GRAPHIC IMAGE on TWITTER over at  

below is the Wire-O-Notebook Refillable Journal with Snap GRAPHIC IMAGE sent me to review. beautiful, isn't it! i love it!

i have to tell you, one of the best features about the Wire-O-Notebook Refillable Journal with Snap is how the journal cover snaps together with the notebook.

seriously, no need to worry about the notebook falling out of the journal cover! i thought this was a brilliant idea! if only checkbook covers came this way, lol!

if you remember the days of writing checks, you'll probably appreciate this feature! ha! ha!