Hello-Hello, and Happy Wednesday!
We are off shortly to collect a friend from the airport, our ‘extended girls weekend’ is almost underway. But before we leave, it is time to announce the winner of our Whitney English Make Your Own Crest stationery giveaway. The lucky winner receives a complete suite of Folded Note Cards, Return Address labels, Flat Cards and Calling Cards from this fabulous new line:
And from Random Number Generator that number is 51,
Liz at Our Explosive Life!!!
If the blog name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps this button will look more familiar:
This can be spotted on many bloggers’ sidebars, it takes you to Liz’s blog chronicling her husband’s recovery from treatment for wounds he received in Afghanistan; David is on Ward 57 at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Thus the reference in her blog name to explosions.
We’re just tickled Liz won; we were first introduced to her through reading her mother’s blog, Self-Confessed Lamp Tramp (or Fabulous Fluff Stuff, we’re not sure which is the right name to use), a delightful spot featuring all manner of things we love, from interior design projects to methods for storing one’s dishes.
These are both amazing blogs to read, and there is an ancillary benefit from reading Liz’s updates: any tendencies for wallowing in self-pity are vanquished, replaced with gratitude for those who make such incredible sacrifices on our behalf. We highly recommend Our Explosive Life, it is always time well spent.
Liz, we’ll send you an email so we can connect and get your goodies ordered!
We leave you with a brief look at what you’ll be seeing from retailers as we get closer to Christmas and Hannukkah:
This shot is from Banana Republic’s ‘Embrace the Moment’ holiday campaign, already underway.
Macy’s television ads will feature celebrities, including this spot with Queen Latifah titled ‘The Trek’. These commercials start airing Friday.
The messaging from JCPenney surrounds the ‘Joy of Giving’, with the campaign starting on the 15th. Of November.
If we were to advise those in charge of such things that we have no interest in holiday commercials at this time, what sort of response do you think we might receive?
That’s it for today dollfaces, our thanks to everyone who entered the contest and to all of our readers!