My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Cottage Charm Giveaway!


Twice Remembered Cottage is having her 4th annual Cottage Charm Giveaway. I've decided to participate and this is my first year doing this. Squeeeeeeal! So here is what I'm giving away.

Nothing says cottage charm half as good as roses. Aaaaahhh, but these aren't just any roses, chicks. I make these. I scent them with Crabtree and Evelyn Heirloom Rose Oil. You will love these. They last a very long time. I have dozens all over my house. They're not real, but paper. Every single person I've gifted with them has raved about them. I've giving away 6 of these beauties.

It's a month long event so to give everyone a chance since it ends on May 29th I'll draw a name on that day. All you have to do it leave a comment on this blog post. Now, I'll only ship to U.S. Truly, how much easier can it get.




I have a mass of them on my coffee table.
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Random Thoughts:

I heard a story recently about a little boy who was practicing for a baseball team. He was throwing the ball up into the air to try and hit it. He did this 3 times and finally grew frustrated, but then a thought came into his head and he lit up and said, "Wow. What a pitcher!" Life is what we make of it.
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Love Bunny can't stand not answering the phone.Recently, we've been getting a lot of phone calls from "toll-free", which usually means they're begging for money or trying to "give" us a credit card. Since he's retired now he's home more. I don't answer those kinds of calls. I told him to go ahead if he wanted to after a couple of times of seeing his frustration. I don't think he believed me when I said they're solicitors. He did and it took him 5 minutes to tell them no. I can say no in 2 seconds. I think he's cured. He doesn't answer them anymore.
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God has a sense of humor and because the world is wondrous he expects us to find reasons to smile even on the darkest days. That's why I'm so upbeat and a happy chick!
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If you have a credit card phone number stored on your cell phone, you need to get a life. Seriously.
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88 comments:

  1. OMG they look real. I love them.
    Holly

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  2. Hey Sweetie. You know how I love everything you create and these roses are so pretty! I can just imagine how great they smell. Please don't forget to add my name to your giveaway. I'm thinking about joining up and giving away something too.

    Hugs and love, Tracy :)

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  3. Hi Connie, I believe I am your first visitor today. Please enter me in your giveaway for those stunning flowers, I love them, so pretty..
    My husband used to be the same way, I would just shake my head at him and say 'tell them NO' he has been retired 6 years now, I think he is getting it! DUH! MEN! But we love 'em!
    Blessings,
    Barb

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  4. These are just beautiful...and scented too! Thanks for offering such lovelies. ; )
    ~Michele

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  5. Totally lovely flowers and I would love to be entered!!
    Debbie

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  6. Beautiful roses! They remind me of our Sr. Prom. We made hundreds of paper carnations to decorate the gym. I guess kids would think that was lame these days, but it was pretty.

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  7. I've been admiring your roses - especially the other day when I guess I really needed to see something beautiful.
    Connie, I've been following your blog for a number of months and your posts never fail to give me either a thought for the day or out-n-out enjoyment.
    Congrats on your BLOG ! ! ! !
    Hugs & ♥♥♥s,
    Gerry

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  8. I love your paper roses Connie. They are beautiful. What a great giveaway prize they make.
    hugs

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  9. Those roses are awesome......they would fit so nicely in my pink guest room......Hint Hint.........LOL

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  10. Connie,

    Please include me in your beautiful giveaway! They look like the real McCoy and scented too. Wonderful for anyone that suffers from allergies (notice my red eyes and nose -- it's not because I'm intoxicated!) Plus, these pretty babies won't die.

    Deborah

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  11. Oh yes, I would love to be entered! Your roses are simply beautiful, Connie.

    We never answer those calls, either. Or the ones that say "unknown caller."


    xo
    Claudia

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  12. You did a fabulous job with those flowers, they look so realistic and pretty!!
    Happy Sunday xOxO Nerina

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  13. Connie, The flowers are beautiful. Ooh, I just love paper flowers and great is it that they are scented! Thanks for a great giveaway.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  14. Boo hoo, sob sob....says she who lives not in the USA!

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  15. Hi Connie

    You just know that I would love to win some of these wonderful flowers! What a great bunch of giveaways this month!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Leann

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  16. These are so pretty and i can imagine they smell delish with you scenting them!

    LuLu♥

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  17. I'm so excited about the Give-a-way! I love the flowers and they last so much longer than the real thing.

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  18. Hi, Connie,
    Your roses are so pretty, and they must smell heavenly. I absolutely love Crabtree and Evelyn. You are a talented lady, and yes, we need to find something to smile about every single day. That is truly the way to stay young I think! Love to you my sweet friend, and I would love to be a part of your generous giveaway. Vicki

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  19. Hi Connie!
    Your roses are beautiful and scenting them is a wonderful idea.
    Please drop my name in the hat and thanks so much for having this sweet giveaway!
    Hugs, Mary

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  20. Oh sweetie I love these roses and they are scented ooooohhhh la la! You are too funny about the calls and love bunny....I love your inspirational words I needed that.
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  21. I have the perfect place for those roses!!! Please enter me in your giveaway!! Thank you!!

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

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  23. Girl chick.... your roses are just beautiful and to think you made them awesome Connie...I pray all is well in your part of the world today...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  24. I love roses..
    and Crabtree and Evelyn has the most delicious rose scents!!
    would love winning these beauties..
    warmest hugs..
    Loui♥

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  25. they look so real...wow..and smell good too, can't beat that...Thanks for doing this. Mary Lou
    dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

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  26. I thought they were made of taffeta!!! Very lovely!!!

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  27. Those look sooooo real!
    mlaramay@twcny.rr.com

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  28. These are beautiful and so realistic. Please count me in!

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  29. Hi Sweet Pea,

    I would love to be added to your wonderful Cottage Charm give away.

    xo Cath

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  30. Connie everything is beautiful and I love your roses, so please add my name to your giveaway. I haven't joined giveaway often, but when I visit a blog often, then I enter.. Love the beaded chandelier---we've been on a search for the perfect one for my bedroom to get rid of the ceiling fan that just blows dust bunnies around anyway. Love and hugs Sweet Chick. Pat

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  31. What a lovely giveaway, your roses are gorgeous!
    {Rebekah}

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  32. I love the flowers! They look so real I can close my eyes and smell the beautiful fragrance!

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  33. Hi Connie Sweetie...
    I love this contest. Love the roses, and you know I would adore anything that would come from you. You make the most beautiful crafts, and I can always expect a pink in there somewhere. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity.

    Country hugs sweetie and much love...Sherry

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  34. Love,love love the roses! And your blog!

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  35. I am new here and glad I came! Your roses are lovely and look so real! Please include me!
    ~Nancy

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  36. Hi Connie,
    Wow, what a great and fun giveaway for May. Please drop my name into the hat.
    Gary and I close escrow on another home next week, so I have been spending all my time packing and getting ready for the move. My poor blog I haven't been able to post in weeks. I can't wait to get re-settled.
    Have a wonderful day and big hugs,
    I love all that you have been creating! Hugs, Elizabeth

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  37. Yes M'am...sign me up please :) and come on over and sign up for mine too sweetpea.

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  38. Hi I love this giveaway so adorable.To add to the beauty they are scented as well.What a sweet giveaway.Please count me in!~~Becky

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  39. Gorgeous roses, sweetie!! Now, how are your hands doing? Did you get a pair of white cotton gloves to wear at night? LB will think you are wearing evening wear to bed!!LOL

    I'd love to enter for a chance to win your beauties. The arrangement in your living room looks so real ~ and I love the added baby's breath!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  40. WOW! you made those? beautiful! thanks for the chance, great blog!!

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  41. It's me, and I'd like to wing your roses!!
    Be blessed,
    Angela

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  42. Hi Connie,
    I would LOVE to win your real looking and smelling roses! Those are the best "faux" roses I've seen.
    Thank you for having a giveaway!
    Warmly,
    Deb :)

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  43. Beautiful roses - I would LOVE to win them. I have a vase and everything waiting on them LOL.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn
    mcgoo4(at)gmail.com

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  44. Hi Connie..... I love your paper roses,,, the colors are so pretty.... please drop my name in to,,,,,

    HUGS;
    ALAURA

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  45. Wow these are pretty, I would love to win them.

    Thanks
    :) Michelle

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  46. Oh my they would looks soooo good at my house! Pick me! I am involved in the Cottage Charm giveaway also. Stop by! thepolkadotcloset.blogspot.com Thank You Carol

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  47. Lovely realistic flowers. They won't ever ever die, either. Thanks for this giveaway. Now I know where you are.

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  48. OMG!! Beautiful! I have the perfect vase! *smile* Thank you for the opportunity!

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  49. These are beautiful!

    Alyssa
    Lifeoflyssie.com

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  50. They look pretty real to me. I love fake flowers that look real, but aren't the regular silk flowers you buy at the store.
    I love collecting them even more.

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  51. I love your roses. I saw some butterflies done in a similar way in one of my patient's rooms last week. I thought of you! Yes, enter me... I want!!!

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  52. What an awesome and beautiful gift to giveaway! i love it! Please throw my name in the hat!

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  53. Wow these are beautiful I would love to win some of these for my new home! Thanks so much for the chance!
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  54. They look so real- and I bet they smell so good too!

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  55. I love your blog!!! I hope I win! I've gotten in the habit of whenever I buy something that includes tissue paper--fragile items, shirts, etc...I end up making paper flowers and setting them around the house! It's starting to get a little ridiculous--but they are sooo pretty! I love Crabtree & Evelyn!

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  56. GORGEOUS!!! I'd love to be entered, and the fact that you MADE them makes them even more special to win!!!

    Thanks so much!!
    Michele R.(CA)
    Luvkittysgiveaways at Gmail dot com
    Butterfly Whispers

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  57. they are beautiful and I love that you scent thme...I would love to have them...thanks for including me in the drawing...

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  58. I want a change to win these they are lovely. Trish

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  59. Hi Connie...just found you and I love your blog! Your roses are beautiful! Please add me to your giveaway! Thanks,

    Smiles and Blessings,
    Nancy

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  60. I am currently making over my craft room and would LOVE to beautify my space with your lovely roses!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  61. What a wonderful giveaway.

    I hope that you will come by and enter my GIVEAWAY too.

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  62. So pretty! Thanks for the fun!

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  63. ... they say.. take time to smell the roses... so glad I took time here.. Beautiful site.. thanks for the opportunity
    ( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

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  64. Beautiful flowers. I might be able to keep them alive for more than 2 days. Lovely site--I'll be back to visit often.

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  65. Connie,
    I love your blog and the roses are beautiful!! I would just love to win them!!!!! Have a beautiful weekend.

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  66. Hi Connie :) Oh yes, please throw my name (well, not literally throw, lol) into the hat. These roses are fabulous!!

    Warmest always, Brenda

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  67. wow, thank's for the lovely giveaway! These flowers are beautiful!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  68. Flowers always make me think of God's blessings. He didn't have to make them, but He did! Please enter me in your lovely giveaway, Connie.

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  69. Love your giveaway so please enter my name too.
    These look so real hope I can win them.
    Thanks
    Maggie

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  70. Hi Connie! I love your blog please enter me in your giveaway.

    Why do you always put your pic preferebly of what it is your giveaway? Blogger love to see what you offering in giveaway in the little thumblenails!

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  71. BEE U T FUL flowers Connie! And so Green Friendly since they do not need water!
    I WANT THEM so toss my name into the great big hat you'll need for all those entries!!!
    Lynn

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  72. I adore and appreciate handmade!
    The Rose Scented Oil sounds delightful!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  73. They look so real, you do excellent work.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  74. Ok you wild and crazy lady, now i am going to sit on your porch, drink coffee and never leave! What do you think about that sneaky deeky....but i found you! Tee Hee, you got me i don't always open things up all the way...but look what i almost missed.
    hugs oh so squishy and sweet,
    Olivia
    ps enter me cause, well, i like your cool stuff

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  75. I honestly thought the flowers were real-they are gorgeoous

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  76. Very pretty!

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  77. Wow. These are beautiful. You do nice work! I love the look of flowers, but hate how quickly they die. These are a fabulous alternative.

    susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

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  78. Such a lovely bouquet you have there! Hope I can do justice to those roses if I win...they are lovely!
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  79. I love these...they are beautiful! THanks for the giveaway!

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  80. HOW GORGEOUS! Sign me up, too!!! Better late than never!

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  81. Connie, I would be honored to win your gorgeous paper roses. You have a talent for making them without a doubt. Thank you for the sweet giveaway opportunity.
    Hugs, Jeanne
    Backyard Neighbor

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  82. OOOOH Miss Connie- Pick us, Pick us! The Pixies can't contain themselves, these flowers are adorable!
    Happy Pink Saturday pretty chicky!
    Love those clump lashes! You can buy them for like 4.99 at the drugstore and use duo glue and do them yourself! They are called Ardell Naturals short black Knotless lashes. Just have a glass of wine and pull up close to a magnifying mirror and you will have lush lashes in no time at all DIY!
    Come over to the Forest and join my giveaway- we miss you!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and The Pixies!

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