And congratulations to David of Midwestern Malaise!! Congratulations on winning the Patch NYC stag candle from Boxwood Home. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks to everyone who shopped at Boxwood and supported another small business.
Who gave it to the Kardashians anyway? Well, I've had enough. In truth, I had never watched the Kardashians - Kourtney's nasal whiney drone sent me looking for a chalkboard to scratch with my fingernails for relief. And Kim? I don't watch girls who are famous for sex tapes. They are everything that is wrong with this country - with a C. Oh, there are some other C-words they bring to mind as well. Yes there are.
But one day while I was painting a bedroom (I recreated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - definitely my most difficult DIY ever - tutorial to come! :) it was Kardashian Day on E! so I decided to watch and see what all the fuss was about (also, you can't berate something you've never really seen).
I was stunned. The excess, the MOTHER, the fake fighting/storylines, the annoying voices, the EVERYTHING. I kept wondering to myself how these girls were making SO MUCH MONEY off of this. Tiny little this.
It boggles the mind.
So, who's with me? Boycott! Boycott! No more Kollections, Kristmas (what?), Kardashian Kreations and Katastrophes of any kind. Let's let E! know that this is not Kardashian Kountry.
Just leave a comment below to let me know you're on board and you'll also be entered in the candle giveaway from Friday.
To get you in the mood for the holiday season, my good friends at Boxwood Home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware are offering a nice little giveaway: Patch NYC's festive holiday scented 3-wick Stag candle - a beautiful combination of siberian fir, cilantro, citrus, raspberry - it's as cozy as a winter evening in front of a roaring fire. It's my favorite holiday scent and I have one burning as we speak (you probably also saw it in the new Lonny Magazine). It burns cleanly with 100% soy and it retails for $62.
Boxwood Home is also offering Hello Gorgeous readers 30% off your entire purchase through Monday plus free shipping. Just add the coupon code hello30 to get 30% off your entire purchase (while supplies last). If you see a vendor you like but not the item, contact John at BoxwoodHome@gmail.com and he may be able to order the item for you at the same discount.
Here are a few of my favorite things you'll save 30% on at Boxwood Home:
Leave a comment below to enter the giveaway. I'll select a random winner Tuesday morning. Contest ends Monday at Midnight. Some items may have limited shipping. See Boxwood Home online for details. Happy shopping!
Congrats to Kayduh - you are the winner of the Shabby Apple dress giveaway. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get your pertinent info. Thanks for playing. And thanks to Shabby Apple for offering a gift to HG readers.
I've been meaning to post this for over a month but I've been too busy. My husband (dragged kicking and screaming) and I went to the Red Cross Show House in West Palm Beach in early February. The photos didn't turn out so well but I'll post the few that did for those wishing for a vacation and dreaming of early spring.
The outside space was one of my favorite things.
Here, a closeup:
That's really it. Hopefully I'll be able to post about South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach soon because there are antiques shops galore!! Dozens and dozens! And Mecox Gardens (which I took pictures of and some turned out so hopefully I can do a post soon). Also, S. Dixie Hwy. was featured in the current issue of Coastal Living. So grab one and take a look.
You may have seen their dresses on the Today show or in Marie Claire magazine...and you may see one in your own closet if you win this giveaway. Shabby Apple is an online dress boutique with a great, well-priced collection of dresses, swimwear, jewelry and aprons. Oh, yes, I said aprons. Remember, you are talking to the former pie queen of the midwest. Someday if you're good I will teach you how to make the best pecan pie ever.
I went to the Shabby Apple website, stuck in my thumb and pulled out a plum-colored dress. Love the classic style of Amethyst (with the boots!). The wrap-style suits all kinds of body types and the rich plum color suits everybody. Go take a look at their website here and leave a comment with your favorite dress or item from the website by midnight on Monday, March 14 and I'll select a random winner from U. S. readers next Tuesday.
While you're on the Shabby Apple website you'll notice there are reviews for the dresses, which is very helpful as well as a section helping you choose the best dress for your body type. You will also notice that they donate 5% of their profits to Helping Women Worldwide (read about it here). And because they're so awesome, they're offering 10% off any order with the coupon code hellogorgeous10off.
Also, if you go here and "like" S. A. on Facebook, you will be entitled to special discounts and promotions.
God, I have missed having a truck (sorry Al Gore, Earth and my other car, the Prius). So, look what I came away with after a night of drunken bidding on eBay. Is there any other kind of bidding on eBay? If so, I am not familiar with it.
I have loved this car ever since I saw Baby Boom while I was pregnant with my child. Now I feel like I need one of those bumper stickers that says, "Wag More, Bark Less."