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July 2011

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New Expressions Vinyl Winner

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

So I know the Expressions Vinyl Giveaway for a $25 gift certificate was at the beginning of the month and I said the winner only had 48 hrs to contact me, but I completely forgot to pick a new winner!

Forgive me?

Definitely think it is time to pick a new winner, especially since the winner has had 3 weeks to contact me.

So the NEW winner of the $25 gift certificate to Expressions Vinyl is:
Number 22!

Who is:

Congratulations Ginger!!

You have 48 hrs. to contact me to claim your prize!

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1000 Follower Celebration

Are you ready for a week FULL of Giveaways?!

Monday, August 1st, is the start of the week long celebration.

What am I celebrating?

YOU!!!!

I want to thank all of you for becoming followers of A Glimpse Inside and to show my appreciation I have lined up fabulous giveaways.

There are multiple giveaways per day so be sure to check back often to enter!

So get your best party outfit on, grab the party button from my side bar to spread the word, and get ready for some fun all week long!

1000 Follower Celebration

Wooooo!!!
See you Monday!

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{Feature Friday} #39

As promised, I am included some features from last week’s Catch a Glimpse party along with this week’s features. So to start, here are last week’s features.

Paint Chip Monogram from The Crafty Scientist

Bev from Flamingo Toes created these fabulous Stitched Furniture Silhouettes
Simple Simon & Co shared her Mustache Lollipops. CUTE!

Till Death Do Us Part shared her Blackbird Hoop Art
A Step in the Journey shared her Travel Map.
I’ve been wanting to make one of these.

JAQS Studio showed off her Earthy Quilt

Picket Fence Planter created by Homeroad

Here are the features from this week’s Catch a Glimpse Party.

Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom shared her Starry Night Quill Art. Amazing!

DIY Kate Spade Art from Two Friends. Two Cities

Newspaper Sailboat shared by The V Spot

Learn how to Antique Painted Wood from Lil’ Luna
Sweeter then Sweets shared her cute Art Smock

Cherry-Almond Vanilla Cupcakes from The Lady Behind the Curtain

Thanks for linking up every week!
I love looking through the links!

Feel free to grab a Featured Button if you’d like!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Get ready for next week!
I am celebrating all week long with MANY Giveaways for you all since I have reached 1000 GFC followers! Can’t wait! 🙂

More details to come this evening!

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Catch a Glimpse Party #39

Yeah! It’s party time! 🙂

Catch a Glimpse Button

I don’t have any crafts to share this week since I just got back in town Tuesday evening but I will share my WY Trip recap post with you since that is chopped full of photos we took while we were gone.

To read all about our trip, check out my WY recap post.

So, what do you have this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!

5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!!

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WY Trip Recap

**This post is picture HEAVY!! **

As I’ve mentioned before, we headed out to WY last week for Travis’ family reunion and the Basque Festival.
I shared a few photos of our trip on Monday but here is the full recap.

We drove up from CO on Thursday evening.

There was a family gathering that night and then we headed out to eat with Travis’ parents and grandpa.

On Friday, we took a drive to the Michelena Family Ranch.

Along the way we saw:
Gorgeous views.

A few of these guys.

And a whole lotta of hay bails.

Here is the sign at the family ranch.

The center sign are the family branding symbols.

Once there, we crossed this big bridge built by Travis’ Great-Grandfather.

It was cool but a little scary!

And before we headed out, we had to take a picture with the old jeep that was used by the sheep dogs back in the day.

While driving around we also saw many Antelopes.

There was another family event Friday evening and then Saturday we got up for the Basque Festival parade.

Welcome sign in downtown Buffalo.

Basque dancers opening the parade.

And then we saw lots of Sheep Wagons!
This one is an original sheep wagon on one side of the Michelena Family.

This is Travis’ uncle’s sheep wagon with his Grandpa Joe and Great Uncle driving it.

These were two beautiful wooden sheep wagons.

But can’t forget the sheep wagons manned by women of a family.

After the parade, I wanted to take a picture with Travis by the river behind our hotel before we changed to head to the mountains.

Once changed, off to the mountains we went to see his family that was camping up there.
Travis and I took a hike once we got to the mountains to take in the scenery.

I admired many beautiful wild flowers.

Found the carving Travis did in one of the trees 5 years ago at the last Basque Festival he attended. It’s aged a little.
He did this about 6 months before we got married and we used this picture on the cake table at our wedding.

We admired the mountains.

Walked along the creek taking many pictures along the way.

Admired more wide flowers.

And eventually got to this opening and climbed up the large pile of rocks in the distance.

And took in the fabulous views from the top.

We then hiked back to camp and hung out with family some more and celebrated one of his Uncle’s 50th birthday.

It was a fun weekend meeting Travis’s family, hearing stories about growing up in WY herding sheep, and taking in the Basque culture.

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A Baby Shower for Mandipity!

My bloggy friend Mandy from Mandipity, is expecting her first baby, Abigail VERY soon!

So, Gina from Hiya Luv and Rachel from The Chatty Mommy teamed up to throw her a virtual baby shower and I am participating!

You can participate as well if you would like. Check out Gina’s blog, Hiya Luv for all the details and to link up your post to the baby shower party.


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I decided to find some adorable items on Etsy that would be perfect for baby Abigail.
Abigail’s room is decorated with little deer so I thought I would find some cute deer items to match her room and then just a few other things I thought were too cute not to share.

First up, what’s a baby shower without a diaper cake?
This is an adorable deer one from Skidly Bop.

Babies are messy when they eat so why not cover them up with this super cute bib from Babiease.

I just loved this Deer art by J. Austin Ryan and I thought Mandy would love it as well.

How about a cute burp cloth to try to keep the babies, and you, less messy as well?
This one from JP Pink Daisy will work just fine.

Love this monogram art, in an A of course, from Sugar Fresh.

This art is so precious by Sugar Fresh as well.

Could always do a fun wall decal as well. This one is too cute from Decor Designs.

This matches Abigail’s room exactly. And what little girl doesn’t like their name on the door?
This is from the shop Personalized by Diane.

This would be for when Abigail is just a little older but it was too cute to pass up. It is from the shop JeabMade.

Mandy, one of these items might be coming your way VERY soon so I hope you liked all them. 🙂
And best wishes for Abigail’s arrival!

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Taking in the View

I’m still away on our trip to WY.

I thought I’d share just a few quick shots that were taking over the past few days of the views from Buffalo, WY.

View heading toward the Michelena Family Ranch

Hanging with the hubby by the stream behind the hotel

Admiring the gorgeous mountains and surroundings on a hike

View of the valley and mountains from on top of some rocks on our hike

I will do a full recap of the trip when I get back.
We took LOTS of pictures!

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Catch a Glimpse Party #38

I am actually in CO right now on my way to WY for Travis’ family reunion but we are still going to party!

Catch a Glimpse Button

I won’t be visiting this week and there also won’t be a Feature Friday post this week either.
I will include ideas from this week’s party in next week’s Feature Friday post.

Sound good?! Hope so!

This week, I am sharing the most recent transformation to our ottoman.
Check out the first before, the second before, and the now in my ottoman makeover post.

What ideas are you sharing this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!

5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!!

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Ottoman Makever x’s 3

This ottoman has been around for a long time!


It actually joined our family when I was in high school and my dad was working during the weeks in N.C and had an apartment there. My sister was in college getting her first apartment so she went with my parents to buy living room furniture and then her and my dad split the set.
My dad took the ottoman.

All the furniture was reunited when my dad got transferred back to TN and my sister got new furniture. And it was just in time for me to get my own apartment so it all came with me then.

It was a bit on the country side but I loved it. So comfy to put your feet up on.

At some point, a large dip occurred on one of the sides of the ottoman and I didn’t know why.
Was there a giant bubble in the foam that got pressed down, did the ottoman itself break, did the foam get pushed down in the frame? Who knew!

So while Travis was deployed to Iraq, I decided it was time for a redo.

Here is an image of the original ottoman and then the ottoman after the first makeover.
Told ya it was a little country.

Luckily, the ottoman wasn’t broken, there was no giant bubble in the foam, the foam pad just got pushed down into the frame. YEAH! So I found some new paisley fabric, sewed a new cover, added some wood braces under the foam, added new feet and it was good as new.
And I loved it!

Well, a few months after Travis got home from Iraq we bought new furniture so we didn’t need the ottoman anymore but we decided to keep it.
It went and found a new home in the office.

And then when we headed to KY it was used in Travis’ man cave but Travis wasn’t too keen on the pink, green, and beige paisley pattern.

We found this new fabric at Hobby Lobby and then it sat in my craft room FOR MONTHS waiting to be used.

The week before we moved, I finally decided I better get this done so away I went and had it done in about 2 hours.

And here is the new ottoman.

Nice and manly for Travis.

The feet even finally got stained!
Nothing like being naked for, oh I’d say 2 or more years. lol

I don’t have a tutorial on how I sewed the new cover but it is OH SO SIMPLE so if you want to know how I did it, let me know and I will whip up a quick tutorial for you all.

Let’s reminisce one more time, shall we?
Country, to a little girly, and now modern, manly stripes.

I see many more makeovers in this ottomans future as the years go on.

Linking up to some of these parties.