Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jacaranda Designs Jewelry January Giveaway - This Time With a Pinterest Twist

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I hope 2012 so far is proving to be a wonderful year for you.

This is my first giveaway of 2012 and the lucky winner will be receiving a pair of Ornate Floral Blue and White Daisy Earrings. They have been very popular and I actually ran out of stock over Christmas. The good news is that they are back in stock and you can own a pair.

Blue and White Earrings  - Ornate Floral Blue and White Daisies - BACK IN STOCK
Have you heard of Pinterest? Do you have a Pinterest account? Here is my Pinterest account. If not, head over to Pinterest and ask for an invite to join. It is a social media site that relies heavily on visuals. It becomes quite addictive once you start. You set up your boards and then "pin" items you see on the Internet that you love and you add them to your boards.

For this giveaway, you can enter really easily!

To qualify to win you must simply....

.....PIN products from Jacaranda Designs Etsy Shop (Etsy have made this very easy by adding a "PIN" button on every listing in the lower right corner.)


.....Follow me on Pinterest


.....Tweet about this giveaway


.....Become a follower of my BLOG


.....Follow me on Twitter


.....Follow me on Facebook

Once you have pinned one of my products or tweeted about the giveaway, simply, add a link to the pin or tweet right here (include your email address or etsy name with every entry - if you're worried about spam email you can spell out the "at" and "dot" rather than using standard email format) otherwise I won't know that you've been pinning my products :)

To choose a winner, I will be selecting the individual who follows me on Pinterest AND has tweeted about the giveaway AND has pinned  the most items from Jacaranda Designs.

So what are you waiting for? Better start pinning now!

This contest ends on Tuesday Jan 31st at 8pm and is open to individuals over the age of 18 worldwide.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Amaryllis is Flowering

A few years ago I bought one of these amaryllis bulbs from a local nursery. I loved the fact that the color of the flower was so unusual - a lovely lime green. I found the bulb again this year but sadly, it didn't flower in time for Christmas. However, the good thing is that now, after Christmas, with all the decorations removed, my lovely flower is in it's glory.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Joy of Books

As yet another book store in Toronto closes, this cute video made it online. It's really fun to watch. Enjoy!

Monday, January 9, 2012

G Turned Fifteen on the Weekend

My son turned fifteen on the weekend and I found myself wondering where the time has gone and how he's grown so big. He's now taller than me, his hands and feet are huge and when I look at him I can help but feel amazed that I once carried him for 9 months. I'm so incredibly proud of him and love him so much. Here's a couple of pics of then and now....

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!


I hope you all enjoyed your new year celebrations last night. We went to a friend's party and for the first time since 2000 made it all the way to midnight. Usually we're at the cottage and after a full day of skiing, there is no energy left to stay up to see in the new year. This year however, we are home.
Do you have any new year's resolutions? Mine? Hmmm, I think to eat more vegetables and less sugar!
A sincere thank you to all my friends who comment on my BLOG and to customers of Jacaranda Designs. I really appreciate your continued support!

I wish you all a successful and happy 2012. May your dreams come true.