Wednesday, June 27, 2012

building a new bed!

this should soon look like.....


Got a BIGGER bed (Queen) a few weeks ago and am patiently waiting right now for our mattress to be delivered later today! It's our first memory foam mattress so I'm so excited!
Building stuff is always tiring and it takes way longer than you think! But I guess it's all worth it, right?

I was freakin' out all day because the slats don't touch the center beam, but after discussion and inquiring with the furniture company, they told me that's how it should be when you build it, and after we put the foundation and mattress on top it will be perfect..

A few more hours left until the My Memories giveaway and Melissa's Camera strap giveaway is over!

Stay tuned for more giveaways too! I've got lots of cool stuff lined up for y'all!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

the perfect dress!

Just bought the most perfect dress!!! Got it here


Isn't the backless & bow part of it just so adorable??
Can't wait to get it!!!!!!!!

P.S. Don't forget to enter the camera strap giveaway AND/OR the My Memories Scrapbook software giveaway!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

camera strap GIVEAWAY! (closed)

Hello! I am Melissa and I blog over at The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife. I am a not so simple girl who obsesses over a new hobby about every week or so which let me tell you comes in handy when you're looking for new blog material! I've been married for 7 years to the love of my life and have been a pastors kid almost my full 27 years of living. Exciting, I know! I also have the whole sarcasm thing down pretty well ;) I have been blogging since February of this year and it has already taken over my world. HA, I LOVE it, like seriously love it. Oh and the friends I'm making while I'm doing something I love... ya, crazy, I know.

Enough about me, today I am here to tell you about my new pride and joy, my new baby, the cheese to my macaroni, the icing to my cupcake, the pop to my tarts... Bet you are wondering what I'm talking about right about now. You guessed it! My new shop!!!!! AND THE CROWD GOES WILD! 

I am so beyond excited to introduce to you The Not So Ordinary Shop. In the shop I am selling some fabulous Camera Strap Covers. 

Why Camera Strap Covers? Well I bought my first DSLR about a month ago and I sewed a strapped for it because the Canon strap that it came with was totally DRAB. I first looked online everywhere for strap covers and I had a hard time finding really cute ones for under $25. I thought it doesn't seem like they should cost that much. So I started thinking about starting a shop where I could sell fabulous camera strap covers at a price everyone could afford. As soon as I told my husband he was behind me 110%, I mean he was writing notes and building equations, I was impressed. I said, if you are in, I am in... SO HERE WE ARE! 
Now who doesn't need their camera all glammed up?  The camera strap covers are easily changeable and simply slides over your existing camera strap! The default measurements are approximately 25" long and 2.5" wide and will fit any DSLR or SLR camera. We also do custom measurements at no extra charge on certain straps.

We have a lot of different designs in the shop right now, but there are no "set" designs, so when you see one you like grab it because it might be the last time you will see that exact one. We will be getting new designs all the time, so keep checking back.

In the store the covers start at $10 each plus shipping, but in celebration of the grand opening you can use the code "CELEBRATE" and get them 25% off, which means some are only $7.50 plus shipping!!

Today I will be giving away one of my Simple Camera Straps to one lucky winner!!

Enter below for the giveaway and don't forget to stop by my blog and/or shop and say Hi!

To Enter:
-You must be a follower of THIS blog "the smallest happiest things" (via GFC--the follow button is on the left sidebar)
-Visit Melissa's shop and comment below on which strap is your favorite!

Extra entries (optional--leave 1 comment for each entry):
-Follow Melissa's blog via GFC 
-Follow Melissa via twitter 
-Follow Melissa via Facebook
-Enter the My Memories Suite Giveaway on my blog and come back here telling me you entered.

That's a total of up to 5 entries!

Giveaway will end Wednesday, June 27th and I will announce the winner on this post.
Good luck everyone and thank you so much again Melissa!

UPDATE: The lucky winner is Kenj!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

check out Wild Doll!!!

click the photo to visit their website!

Have you guys heard of  Wild Doll?

They are a new online boutique with trendy & girly items for GREAT prices...
Not only do they have clothes but they also have shoes and accessories also!
Those jeggings you see above would be so perfect for the summer, don't you think?
Which one is your favorite?

If you think you're gonna be too hot in them (in both ways lol), then check out the shorts they have in the same or similar colors!

I'm also in love with this dress also available in a gorgeous blue color:

and this ROMPER! yes, that's right, it's a one-piece!! isn't it SO adorable??

And this awesome romper!!! LOVE IT! (Can you tell I love rompers?) I'd love to add it to my collection of rompers! :) Do you like the blue or brown better?

And these "scalloped booties" !! They'd be perfect with denim shorts and a simple shirt, or even a floral dress.

What do you think??
Right now, if you buy any pair of shoes, you get 50% OFF any piece of clothing or accessory!!!

I could stare at their stuff all day... lol

Thursday, June 7, 2012

GIVEAWAY: My Memories Suite Software

Time for another My Memories Suite Software Giveaway!!!
It's an awesome digital scrap-booking software, I just had to share it and host another giveaway for it!!

Here are a couple videos about the software...

Here are a couple things that I have made with the software!
A holiday e-card:

And since it's my hubby's birthday today, I thought it'd be a perfect opportunity to make this
and share it with y'all :)

For those of you who have never heard of My Memory Suite, it really is an easy to use, fantastic software.
The options are really limitless.. and they continue to add new scrapbook layouts to their store
and you can even get freebies sometimes...

You can customize the already made templates. For example, in the birthday one above,
I changed the colors of the photo borders, added notes as embellishments and removed a couple 
ribbons. You can also go crazy with the "word art", add different kinds of shapes, change the background.. again, the options are limitless.

So here's a chance to win your very own copy of My Memory Suite (value is $40!!)

All you have to do is:
- be a follower of my blog
- visit My Memories and comment below with your favorite layout/page! (1 entry)

for Extra (optional) entries:
-follow the My Memories blog (1 entry)
-like them on Facebook (1 entry)
-follow them on Twitter (1 entry)

That's a total of up to 4 entries, folks!

Giveaway ends Wednesday, June 27th and I'll announce the winner on this page.

Can't wait? Use code STMMMS71659 to get $10 off AND $10 store credit!

Good luck and thanks again to Liz @ My Memories!

UPDATE: The lucky winner is Kate! 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I heart mint green

Don't you just love mint green!? These are a couple mint green items I own...

Threadsence shorts 

Sally Hansen Xtreme wear Mint Sorbet
I am SO in love with them both.


Let me know what other lovely mint green things you may own or have been eyeing! :)

More happy things are ahead of us!