Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My FIRST Giveaway!

I'm going to host my very first giveaway! I have been meaning to do this for some time now and have decided to host one to celebrate that Fall (my favorite season) is just around the corner (well kind of...) :) The item of choice is a hand-painted bracelet by moi! The giveaway will end a week from today! All you need to do is visit my Etsy site and tell me which bracelet is your favorite and what Fall ensemble you would wear with it:) For a second entry become a follower (please tell me if you become one or already are in your comment) for a third entry post about this giveaway on your blog (tell me about this too please).

I will draw the name of the winner next Wednesday evening and send out the winners prize within the week as well! Good luck everyone :) I'm super excited to do this!

Pink Peonies & Pearls

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Here We Go Again!

This weekend I went thorough my closet and found some more wonderful pieces that deserve nice homes :) I wish I could keep it all but again, not enough room (especially with fall right around the corner)!

Here is the first item up for grabs! An adorable sweater dress, size small. It is NEW WITH TAGS from the lovely Urban Outfitters. It originally retailed for $58.00 but I'm offering it for $20.00 w/$5.00 shipping!
Here is the bottom of the dress...
Here is a close-up of the neckline and tags
The second item is an adorable tunic style top, size small! I guess it could be a dress on someone a bit shorter than I am (I'm about 5"3-5"4). This is a very nice top, it ties at the neck and has nice little buttons on the sleeves. It would look great in the Fall/Winter with black tights and boots :) This is also NEW WITH TAGS and retailed for $58.00. I'm selling this one for $20.00 w/$5.00 shipping (I will combine shipping if both are going to the same happy home)!

If anyone is interested let me know here or send me an e-mail at:! I will send all invoices via Pay-Pal :)

Pink Peonies & Pearls

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sleepy Puppies

My poor dogs Stella & Maddie do not have dog beds! At one point in time Stella had a very nice and very cute I may add, leopard bed. When we returned from Florida in January we were greeted with a bag full of leopard remnants by the kennel... I learned my lesson, never will I bring their beds to the kennel! I have been looking around for beds for the two gals for a while now! Honestly, I lot of them look cheap and uncomfortable. If they are going to be around our home, I would really like them to be cute and functional! I would prefer not to spend a ton of money on their beds (hopefully we will not have another incident like before) but they are so important to us, they deserve nice beds too! I have pretty much decided on these from Frontgate.

Has anyone ordered from them before? I have never purchased anything from this company but these beds look amazing. Heck, I would take a nap in one! I LOVE that each one comes with a cute little pillow that has the dog's name embroidered on it! I'm leaning towards the Olive (for Stella) & Hazlenut (for Maddie) (each of the pillow would be the opposite to coordinate)...

Pink Peonies & Pearls

Thursday, July 15, 2010

THE Sunglasses

Hubby got me these puppies as a pseudo anniversary present/I know you want these sooo much gift! I have never been more in love with a pair of sunglasses, silly huh? They are amazing, I just wish I had purchased them sooner (or hubby for that matter ;). I love them even more knowing that the lovely, Audrey Hepburn, wore them in, "Breakfast at Tiffany's." I'm also lowering the price of the black and cream shoes to $15 plus $5 shipping (via Pay-Pal), let me know if you are interested :)

Pink Peonies & Pearls

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th & Lavaliers

I stumbled onto this great website for Greek gear Greek Nation a little while ago while looking for a lavalier (of hubby's fraternity) to replace the one that I lost :( I know many of you are familiar with the greek world but many are not, so I will briefly explain the significance of this tiny item! So... hubby "lavaliered" me when we were in school together. Meaning he gave me a little charm (lavalier) with his fraternities letters on it and it is super meaningful and important (basically putting me at the same "level" as his fraternity) Somehow, even though I NEVER lose things I lost it! A few years ago I went out to the Cheesecake factory with my mom for lunch and when I got home, the lovely gold charm that had been hanging from my neck was gone. So I'm shopping for a new one and plan on ordering one from Greek Nation. Hubby recently got me an amazing new charm bracelet and I want to add it to it. Though it is not the "original" one, it will still mean a lot to have in on my bracelet. I just wanted to let you all know since I know many of you may be going back to school shortly and need more greek gear. I know I always liked to get some new stuff with my letters before each year :) Hope everyone is having a fabulous 4TH!

Pink Peonies & Pearls

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Fun Survey!

Pink Champagne tagged me in a fun little survey, so here it goes...

Favorite color:

But, when I was little it was Purple for the longest time!

Favorite restaurant:
This is tough because I really really love food! I would have to say...
The Drake in Chicago
Anywhere I can get SUSHI!


Shopping :)

Painting, art in general


Organizing, relaxing and watching movies with my husband!

What does your room look like:
I really tried to keep out room "man friendly" and not too feminine. If it were my choice I would have pink frilly bedding and girly sorst of things everywhere. But, I do share a room with my husband so I had to control myself. So...Our bedding is a khaki/tan microfiber material with a brown striped bed skirt/ shams and brown curtains. We also have touch of animal print for pattern and cream accents to tone down the brown! Though it sounds boring and somewhat manly, it is actual very simple and calming. Just what I want to surround myself around when going to sleep :)

If you could have dinner with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?
Audrey Hepburn
I would have to agree with pink champagne on this one, pure elegance...
and my grandmothers. One passed away before I was born and the other when I was two. I would love to talk with them, I think it would be an amazing experience!

What is your next big splurge:

I really don't know? But it would be wonderful if it looked something like this...

What is your favorite joke, quote or saying:

"The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her." Marcelene Cox

Simple and to the point!

Pink Peonies & Pearls

Item of the day!

Hello everyone, as promised I have another item for sale! A lovely pair of fabulous shoes! They are super cute and super high. They are a size 7.5 and NEVER worn! Yep, you heard it brand new! I don't have the original box but they are in pristine condition. They are from Spiegel and are very "Blair," on Gossip Girl (that is actually why I originally ordered them).

I'm sure I would wear them at some point in the Fall, like I said space is at a premium in our home :( I'm asking $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping or e-mail me with an offer As always, if you want more pictures let me know, this one is just from the internet (much easier than getting out the camera and uploading...)

Pink Peonies & Pearls