Just Something I Whipped Up {and housekeeping}

Hello friends! I hope everyone is doing well. How are my east coast readers? Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy? We lost power for about 14 hours which was nothing compared to what others are dealing with. Let’s remember to pray for all those who lost homes and loved ones and let’s remember to be thankful when we feel like complaining. 

I’m changing Just Something I Whipped Up a teeny, tiny bit. I’m adding a few guidelines and you can do with them what you will. :) 

Also, I’d love to encourage some interaction with you guys so at the end of each post, I will be asking a question and you can leave your answer in the comments!

The Girl Creative
Question of the week: 
What is one goal you have for this week? 
Mine is to stay on program (Weight Watchers) and to journal everything I eat. I’ve been struggling the last month or so and I really need to re-focus. 
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK!!!
Due to the amount of content that is used without permission and proper credit, I am no longer allowing a full RSS feed. I value each and every reader so I hope you will click through and come visit!

XOXO
Diana
www.thegirlcreative.com

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  1. says

    My goal is to spend as much time with my mom as possible. She is visiting this week and I want to see her and let her get to be with her grad kids as much as possible!

  2. says

    My goal for this week: get started on sewing up some Christmas gifts for my 3-year-old and his cousin, they are getting aprons & chefs hats :) They both love to pretend to cook.. so it’s very fitting.

    Thanks for hosting, and glad to hear that Sandy didn’t disrupt you too bad. Certainly we are saying prayers and sending warm thoughts to everyone affected!!

  3. says

    I love this question! Goals are SO important, yet so easy to let slip by without determining them. My goal this week is to stay positive…through all the trials and tribulations a positive attitude is the most important thing. I find the downward spiral is easy for me to slip into. I WILL NOT DO THAT THIS WEEK!

    • says

      I’ve been off my game with exercise because my one year old has not been sleeping well and my husband has been working crazy hours so I’m tired!!! lol Trying to push past that this week though! :)

  4. says

    Love your link party thanks for sharing with us!

    My goal this week is to get caught up on homemade projects for Christmas baskets and get ready for a get together at home Thurs. evening. Hopefully it isn’t too much to achieve!

  5. says

    I’m new to your site…having TONS of fun poking around and catching-up with all your fabulousness ;)

    I actually have the SAME goal this week! I need to recommit to WW…my meeting is tomorrow evening and I have to go face the music…holding myself accountable for the past couple of weeks will NOT be pretty. Another goal…to forgive myself and move forward instead of giving up!

  6. says

    Hi Diana
    What a great way to start the week with your linky party. I’m linking up my altered tin can ala baseball theme! It’s for all the sports fans in our lives.

    altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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Just Something I Whipped Up and a {GIVEAWAY}

Welcome to Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative! This week our crafty linky party is being sponsored by Retrosaria Rua. Jenni, who is the owner of Retrosaria Rua, is an American living in Portugal and here’s a little clip from her:


“I like to sell things in my shop that others can use in creative pursuits and decorating. For instance, I’m selling vintage embroidery magazines. I framed one for my craft room wall (see http://sharedfromwayoverhere.blogspot.com/2010/04/place-of-restpart-2.html Pictures 8 and 9 for examples), yet there is so much more you could do with them! My shop is named after the Portuguese sewing notions stores called “retrosarias”, and “rua” means street in Portuguese and French. I have a favorite retrosaria in my town, and right down the street is the best little flea market that sets up monthly. My shop has some of my favorite finds from both of these and other treasure coves we’ve happened onto.”

What a beautiful and unique business. :) Jenni has graciously offered to give away any item in her shop to one lucky winner.

Giveaway Rules
  • Please visit Retrosaria Rua and take a look around then leave a comment on this post telling me what item you would choose if you won.
  • For an extra entries you can Follow The Girl Creative, follow Jenni’s blog, Shared From Way Over Here, Subscribe to The Girl Creative or Tweet/blog about this giveaway. Please leave a separate comment for each thing you do.
  • US and International Customers OK
  • Giveaway will run from July 4 through July 9
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If you are new to The Girl Creative, let me explain how Just Something I Whipped Up works:

  • Add a link below to a specific blog post not your main blog address
  • Please only link up a project that is new to this party. Repeat submissions will be deleted. ** Your post does not need to be new but it must be something that you have not linked up to this party before on a previous week.
  • If you could grab a party button and pop it up on your blog someplace visible, that would be awesome. :)
  • Please do NOT link up giveaways, Etsy shops or websites.
  • Sewing, Mod Podge, Recipes, Room Re-do’s, Furniture Revamps, Knitting, Organizational Tips, etc. are welcome.
  • Remember that fuzzy feeling you get when you see comments on your post? Make someone’s day by commenting on their blog post. :)

The Girl Creative

Have a great week everyone!! :)

Due to the amount of content that is used without permission and proper credit, I am no longer allowing a full RSS feed. I value each and every reader so I hope you will click through and come visit!

XOXO
Diana
www.thegirlcreative.com

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  1. says

    oooh! I would LOVE the Vintage Paris Magazine.
    It would fit so well in my new little French Tea Sewing Corner.

    Thanks for hosting.
    Have a super week!

    blessings

    barbara jean

  2. says

    Such great projects here every week! I look forward to a stop by Retrosaria Rua in the morning! Thanks for hosting, stop by for a visit sometime.
    XO
    Heidi – Heart and Home

  3. says

    My favorite from Retrosaria is the Vintage Portuguese Embroidery Pattern Foldout with the little baker woman on the front. What fabulous images! So many creative possibilities!

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Just Something I Whipped Up and a Giveaway – Please Read Entire Post

Welcome to our weekly Just Something I Whipped Up blog hop. :) If you are new to The Girl Creative, let me explain how THIS linky party works:

  • Add a link below to a specific blog post not your main blog address
  • If you could grab a party button and pop it up on your blog someplace visible, that would be awesome. :)
  • Please do NOT link up giveaways (giveaways can be added to our giveaways listing and you can get there by clicking HERE), Etsy shops or websites.
  • Sewing, Mod Podge, Recipes, Room Re-do’s, Furniture Revamps, Knitting, Organizational Tips, etc. are welcome.
  • Remember that fuzzy feeling you get when you see comments on your post? Make someone’s day by commenting on their blog post. :)
The Girl Creative

WAIT! Before you hop on down to the Mcklinky to add your link, I want to tell you about this fabulous Etsy shop that is sponsoring our party and GIVEAWAY today. Growing with Style is a shop that features the most adorable handmade baby items. From soft minky blankets, to quilts to diaper and wipe cases, the list goes on. Need a beautiful basket for a new baby? Check this out:

I just love it!!!

How about this adorable Minky Blanet and Burp Cloth set? Do they come in adult sizes (minus the burp cloth! wink wink)? I want one!


One lucky reader is going to receive their choice of either a reversible bib or diaper and wipe pouch from Growing with Style.

Here’s what you need to know to enter:

  • Visit Growing with Style and take a peek at her shop. Come back to this post and tell me which bib or diaper and wipe pouch you’d like to win.
  • For extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each thing you do) you can A.)Follow the Girl Creative or tell me that you already do B.) Become a fan of Growing with Style on Facebook C.) Blog about this giveaway D.) Subscribe to The Girl Creative
  • Giveaway ends on Monday May 31.
  • US and Canada Residents Only Please

Have a great week everyone!!!

Due to the amount of content that is used without permission and proper credit, I am no longer allowing a full RSS feed. I value each and every reader so I hope you will click through and come visit!

XOXO
Diana
www.thegirlcreative.com

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  1. says

    What a fabulous giveaway! I love the Green & Blue paisley and my favorite is the Aqua Blue & Brown Modern Bib..simply fabulous! Thanks for hosting! Hope you had a great weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  2. says

    I would love the green and blue paisley diaper pouch! I have 2 SIL’s who are expecting this year, and this would be a great start to a gift for them!

  3. says

    I like the Pink and Sassy Bib. I have a friend who’s -finally- pregnant with a little girl, due in August. They’re going with a really cute pink and green color scheme.

  4. says

    i love the Ultimate Personalized Blue and Brown Baby Gift Basket – I have so many friends that are having babies and this would be PERFECT for all of them!

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Just Something I Whipped Up and a GIVEAWAY

This week’s Just Something I Whipped Up is being sponsored by Caps Creations and they are generously giving away a $40 gift certificate to their shop. Woo hoo!!!!! Caps Creations makes jewelry for women, men, and children. They have beautiful hand stamped and engraved pieces. And they love custom orders. Here’s a sampling of what you can find in their shop:

For Boys
Hand Stamped Washer NecklaceHand Stamped Military Dog Tag
For Girls
Custom Oval and Tiny Charmhe loves me
Christian Jewelry
Christian Chick NecklaceWith You Always Cross Necklace
These are just a few of the beautiful things that Caps Creations sells. I seriously found one thing after another that I just l.o.v.e.d!
The Rules:
  • Visit Caps Creations and then come back here and leave a comment telling me what you’d use your $40 gift certificate on if you won.
  • For extra entries follow The Girl Creative blog or follow the Caps Creations Blog. Be sure to leave a separate comment telling me that you did either or both. This makes choosing a winner easier.
  • You do NOT need to have a blog to enter but you DO need to leave an email address so that we can contact you if you win.
  • Giveaway ends on Friday April 30th.
Now, lets have some more fun! Link up to your favorite recipe, craft, DIY, sewing project….whatever post. And if you’re feeling extra productive, grab this fancy button and pop it up on your blog somewhere to let everyone know where the party is. :)
The Girl Creative
**If you missed my post on our new Teach Me Tuesday feature and how you can be a part of it, check it out HERE.

Due to the amount of content that is used without permission and proper credit, I am no longer allowing a full RSS feed. I value each and every reader so I hope you will click through and come visit!

XOXO
Diana
www.thegirlcreative.com

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  1. says

    Oh, I would probably choose the cupcake one or the with you always cross necklace. They are all so beautiful it would be hard to choose. Thanks for hosting this linky party and this wonderful giveaway.

  2. says

    Wow great giveaway! Hard to choose CC has amazing things! Love the monogram square ring, monogram bracelet, washer key chain…I can just keep going! Thanks for hosting Diana! Amazing giveaway!

  3. says

    Thanks for hosting! It’s so great to get to see all the other wonderful projects out there.

    I checked out the cc blog and really love the monogrammed rings. They are just beautiful!

  4. says

    I love the personalized hand stamped charms, they’re so sweet.
    Thank you for sharing and we’ve had fun looking over this weeks party participants

  5. says

    I love the “Love to Be..”
    Necklace.
    I’m really aching for one of these pieces and have held off on ordering myself one in hopes that my forgetful husband reads his email hints I’ve sent for Mother’s Day gift ideas.

    I so hope I’m lucky this go-round.

  6. says

    Wow!!! I LOVE all their stuff! Love Sterling Silver Initial Necklace with Freshwater Pearl and the Darling Heart Hand Stamped Necklace. Both are SO precious!!! ooooh pick me!

    staceywalk at gmail dot com

  7. says

    sorry bout linking my market bag twice – the linky tool was being weird today and the first one did not show up at first – i am not seeing the usual thing to delete either – it took me all day just to get the linky to work and i know other people were having similar problems with it so i wanted you to know that i didnt do that on purpose and i am sorry about it:(

  8. says

    Hi There, I came over from a link at Life As Lori and signed up as a follower. I would really love it if you would drop by my new blog Tools Are For Women Too! It is a site specifically geared towards tools and today’s craftswoman. Be sure to enter the giveaway while you are there. Rory

    http://toolsareforwomentoo.blogspot.com/

  9. says

    I really like the “I Am” pendant…”I Am” so many things! The monogrammed rings are lovely as well…it would be such a difficult choice.

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Just Something I Whipped Up and A Giveaway

Hello friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I spent a good part of Saturday redesigning the blog. You like? I made some new buttons so if you’d like to change out the old ones, please go right ahead. :)

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Before I get to the reason why we’re all here (the party), I wanted to introduce you to another one of our new sponsors, Xpres Urself. Xpres Urself is an Etsy business that sells custom made boards, tiles and wall decor using vinyl lettering that is unique and unlike all the other’s you’ve seen – because you are the designer. They offer a wide variety of colors and if you don’t see a color you like, let them know and they will get it for you. Can’t beat customer service like that.

One lucky reader will win their choice of ANYTHING in the shop. I like giveaways like that, don’t you? Here are the rules of entry:

  • Visit Xpres Urself, take a look around and come back here to leave a comment telling me which item you’d like if you won.
  • To gain extra entries, follow this blog, add us to your blog list, subscribe or blog about this contest but please be sure to tell us what you did so that we can give you the proper credit.
  • You do NOT need to have a blog to enter but you DO need to leave an email address in your comment so we can get ahold of you if you win.
  • Giveaway will end on Sunday, February 7 and a winner will be notified shortly thereafter.

Let the party begin! As always, enter a link to a specific post and not just your blog. Grab a button to show off and let your friends know where the party is. The more the merrier.

The Girl Creative

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Due to the amount of content that is used without permission and proper credit, I am no longer allowing a full RSS feed. I value each and every reader so I hope you will click through and come visit!

XOXO
Diana
www.thegirlcreative.com

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  1. says

    Good Morning, Actually on Sunday I went and checked out all your new sponsors and just LOVE them all! Express Urself really does have cute stuff and great prices. I love the Laundry Sign. Wash.Dry.Repeat 5cents. Too cute !! Thanks for a great give-away!

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I LOVE The simple, white, script “Welcome” on the black front door. Now if only I had a black front door … sounds like a project to me!!
    lbj(at)nine17(dot)com

  3. says

    How crazy…I saw the Laundry Room Decal over on another blog this morning, and made a note to try and find it. Then here I am on your blog, and checked out Xpres Urself and there was the decal I wanted!!! So that’s the decal I wish to have. Also, I’m a follower of yours!

  4. says

    Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway! I previously purchased the address decal from Expres Yourself and I love it. My choice this time would be the Laundry Decal. I am also a follower and have linked to your site.

  5. says

    Just happened upon your blog today and I have joined your party, what great fun! I am following your blog and have checked out Xpres Urself love the Family name board.

  6. says

    This is my very first visit here and my very first time linking in your blog party! :) Exciting! Will definitely follow this great blog. Have a lovely day! :)

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