Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday's full of fun!



Hi friends....I learned the most interesting things about you all in my post about sofa shopping. I learned that many of you feel like we are in the same boat because you need to replace your worn sofa, too! Some of you, like me, didn't even want anyone to see it because it is sad. I'm thinking we need a way to make sofa shopping easier and more fun! We should all go out looking for sofas and post pics to our blogs....then we can shop the blogs!! LOL! Well, an update for me is that the Mister did come home and look at the swatches I brought home, and as I anticipated, did NOT like the brown fabric w/ blue dots AT ALL......it's ok, it was a little bit high maintenance anyway. He did, however, like the style of that first one, as did most of you. That puts me back to the drawing board, to return the swatches and shop some more. He wasn't sure he liked the sofa without a skirt on the bottom, so that will be a consideration. I will go back and sit on that sofa again, hmm, maybe I should try a quick cat-nap on it to see how that works!? Do you think I could get away with that???? I will also go to a couple of other furniture stores and see what's in store there.

Well, until I get closer to a real choice that's enough furniture talk for now.....
Onto other Friday fun......remember when I posted about this magazine and had a fun giveaway??????
It's a real beauty, published by Hoffman Publications, who also publish Southern Lady magazine. It contains a treasure trove of great recipes, fun decor ideas, and other things needful for a great spring celebration! And my friend Donna, from Designs on 47th Street won that giveaway....it was such a fun giveaway and such a pleasure to share that publication with my northern/ Southern belle friend...so guess what???? There's another one! They've published the new SUMMER edition!

I actually ordered mine from their website, and the nice thing about it is that they didn't charge me any shipping. I ordered it a while back and it arrived yesterday. Now I'm itching to plan a summer party!!!!!!!!!!!



I couldn't help but remember what fun I had giving away the last one, so I decided to give away a copy of this one, too!!! Yes, you may begin your applause!!

So here's the scoop. Oh, which reminds me, there are ICE CREAM ideas to be had in this book, and look at the cute little shot glass desserts featured on the cover.....just the perfect amount of dessert for us who need to watch the figure.....not that that means YOU.

To enter this Friday fun, fantastic giveaway, leave me a comment today. Another comment can enter you if you are a follower of my blog. You can become a follower, because I just love new blog friends! If you are counting, that makes TWO entries. For a third entry, leave a comment telling me you posted about the giveaway on your blog. Since I don't have a fancy little button, feel free to snag the image of the magazine. I don't think they will care if we are plugging their magazine, do you? So that's three. And a fourth comment will enter you if you will tell me how to twitter.... and twitter about it if you'd like! --I have the account, but I seem to be missing a step......it's still a little techno wizardry I have yet to master. So, see, it's EASY to enter....the giveaway will be next Tuesday......have fun blogging friends....

OH, and a shout out to the newest grandma I know....My friend Renee, at Add More Chocolate is a new grandma. Her first grandbaby, Emmie came into the world yesterday. Lucky for her, she was able to head right up there to meet Emmie and share some grammy love. She will be a great grammy! I can't wait to see pictures!

26 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh, I HATE going on the couch hunting expedition because what I want and what hubby wants are ALWAYS two different things! Hope you can find one you both like soon.

I would LOVE to enter your giveaway. That magazine looks wonderful. I am also a follower. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.♥

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh boy!! If I win this, it will save me a trip to Costco with two whiny kids!!!! ;)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, and I am a follower, but you know that! :)

April said...

Hey Suzanne!
Good luck on finding that perfect sofa...I think I'd rather cut my arm off (not REALLY, of course!). I'm just always so indecisive!

Another giveaway...Woo Hoo! Yes, please enter my name for a chance to win!

April said...

You can bet your boots that I'm a follower of yours! Hope you have a very special Mother's Day!

Domestic Designer said...

Can't wait to see the new magazine. The first one was great. Good luck with the sofa shopping!

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

i love giveaways!!!! And this one makes it feel like summer is really on its way! Enter me, please!:)

Paula said...

Everyone raved about the spring issue. I'm determined not to miss the summer one.

Kristy Chuhaloff said...

Hello! I would love to enter your contest! I am now a follower, thanks!

Robin said...

Oh, don't get me started on my couch. We love it...the color, the fabric, the shape, the "set"...the only thing....it's about 3 feet too big! We wish we could just chop one whole cushion off it it....then it would be perfect!

Enter me in the magaizine giveaway, please!

{{HUGS}}

Robin :o)

Robin said...

Oh, and I am a follower too!!

Robin :o)

Lisa said...

I saw this this magazine at the store but didn't buy it...I guess 'cause I'm gonna win it! LOL I can't wait to see what sofa ya'll pick. I know it will be beautiful.

Lana said...

If I won this magazine it would make the sun shine again in TN...which it hasn't done for about a week now! And I am definitely going to post right now about your giveaway on my blog, and of course I already follow the fabulous life of Suzanne! Have a great weekend - I will be painting at long last.

Miss Janice said...

Couches...mine is so yucky! I wouldn't show anyone! One husband, two dogs, and very hairy kitty puff...not pretty:) I love the "Celebrate" magazines and because I just bought the summer issue yesterday, I'll bow out gracefully on the entry. But, you are too sweet to do it!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Oh yes! that Spring issue I won is fabulous. I noticed inside the issue that there would be a Summer. You don't need to enter me this time, but I just wanted to say thanks again and what a great publication it is.

I'll certainly be checking to see your couch hunting progress. It really is a hard decision. If you are like me, you might live with it for 20 years! Yikes!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Oh yay! I'm not too late to enter for a change. That magazine looks DELISH, so count me in.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Your sofa journey makes me smile. I can relate to your steps and thoughts on sofa buying. I will be waiting to see the final decision you make. The two pictures you posted were perfect! As for the magazine, I think it is so beautiful and so tastefully done. How generous of you to give a copy of it away. I read both of the copies from cover to cover, and thoroughly enjoyed them. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Jen r. said...

I think it is so hard to sofa shop! That's why I re-cover! ;) Jen

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

First timer here. Want to leave my footprints so, you know new visitor is peeping you §:-)

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Oh, I hate sofa shopping because I know I will have to live with my decision for a very long time....many, many years! LOL!

The magazine you featured looks delightful! :)

Hoping you have a wonderful Mother's Day! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Barb said...

Suzanne,
Thank you for coming by and your support about our friend's passing.
She was wonderful person and iwll be missed.
Kind of feels like a bad dream i guess.

barbara jean

Kay said...

I love furniture shopping.... there are so many choices. And have you see the sofas that come with slipcovers. How cool is that! You can change the look of your sofa with the seasons.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too, Suzanne! :) I hope you have a chance to spend some good times with your family today!! :)

Traci said...

Suzanne,
Thanks for your sweet comment about my Goodwill chairs. Just wanted to let you know I added a couple of links in my post about the progress of my guest house. I'll be adding more pictures this week, since my husband has finished the tile countertop and bottom cabinets.
In Christ,
Traci

Linda said...

You have some good choices on sofas. Isn't it an intimidating purchase! Linda

Lisa said...

Suzanne, I'm so excited that you visited me today! I can't wait to get to know you, and your beautiful blog, better! I have a feeling it's goign to be one of my favorites. :)

Many blessings,
Lisa