Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Freebies!! 6/11/10

Hi all,
Today's Friday Freebies are:

 Receive a Free necklace valued at $22 or less when you spend $44 at Botanical Bird
or
Receive a Free pair of earrings valued at $14 or less when you spend $24 at Botanical Bird

Please be sure to mention Friday Freebies on the etsy invoice in order to redeem this offer! Then let me know which necklace or earrings you would like for your freebie, please do not put your freebie in your cart...thanks!

ENTER STORE:  Click Here>>:   Botanical Bird

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Winner!! of $50 Gift Certificate to Botanical Bird is "Julie"

A big Congrats to Julie, who is the winner of the $50 gift certificate to Botanical Bird!! Details will be sent to you shortly.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and be sure to keep an eye out for my up coming giveaways!


Winner was chosen by:
Random.org - number generator


Sunday, March 14, 2010

$50.00 Spring Jewelry Giveaway!!!

I've decided to celebrate the coming of Spring with a really nice giveaway!
One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate, to be spent at my etsy store, Botanical Bird.


In order to enter please go to my store and let me know your favorite item, by leaving your comments here, which is good for 1 entry.
(Gift certificate valid through Oct 31, 2010)

For extra entries:

Blog about this contest- 2 extra entries

Twitter this contest- 1 extra entry

Facebook post- 1 extra entry

Drawing will be held on March 31st! (drawing will be randomly selected)
the more entries, the better your chances...good luck!


HAPPY SPRING!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring time in the Pacific Northwest

I'm so excited that Spring has decided to arrive a little early this year and as far as I'm concerned the earlier the better! We have what is considered to be a temperate climate here in Portland, Oregon. We enjoy (don't always use this adjective) our fair share of rain during the winter and spring months, but of course this is why we have such lush green vegetation all around us. Because of our climate we can grow a huge variety of plants, which is certainly right up my alley!

When I moved to my current house, I created a good size flower bed just outside my studio window, where I am able to view it perfectly. I have a nice mix of perennial flowers and herbs and I plug in some flowering annuals every year as well. Currently in full bloom, there are muscari or grape hyacinth, daffodils, blue hyacinth, snow drops, pansies and primroses. I'm just so thrilled to once again be able to look out my window and see some color again. Later this month I will be attending the Woodburn tulip festival, where many acres of various tulips will be in full bloom, it is truly spectacular!! The pictures below were taken there and at Skagit valley.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Valentines day.....a time for Love!

With valentines day quickly approaching I am reminded that love is in the air!  So many of us celebrate V-Day in one way or another, though it does seem that many have mixed feelings about it, depending upon whether or not they have a sweetheart. Well I say fooey on that, you don't need to have a sweetie to revel in the magic of the day.
When I was a child I use to make hand painted valentine cards and give them to my family and friends. I remember the utter joy I had creating them and then seeing people light up when they received them. To this day I still send out valentine cards to family and friends and in this way I am sending my love out to those I love and care about, not just to my sweetheart.
 
With all of these thoughts of love in mind,  I am also reminded of compassion and the importance of practicing this daily. I would like to take this opportunity to say that my heart goes out to the people of Haiti during this time of unimaginable sadness. I believe it is so important for people around the world to help the people in Haiti and now is the time to do so. Below is a list of stellar relief organizations where you can make donations. If you have already done so, the people of Haiti thank you!

Disaster relief organizations:
www.MercyCorp.org
www.OxFam.org
www.redcross.org
www.doctorswithoutborders.org




" Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive."
- Dalai Lama

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

OMG......it's a Valentine giveaway!!!

The reason for the omg, is that I have totally ignored my blog since Sept, as in I did no blogging whatsoever since then. However I'm planning to get back into it more often, as time allows. To celebrate my return back to blog land I am giving away a lovely pair of vintage earrings.

GIVEAWAY!!
Up for grabs is this lovely pair of vintage faceted red glass earrings!
they are sparkling and pretty and perfect for Valentine's day!

To enter to win, please leave a comment in the box stating your favorite thing about valentines day!
For extra entries:
blog about this giveaway
post this giveaway on twitter

Drawing will be held on Sun Jan 24th!


Ruby Red Earrings by Botanical Bird