Oct 18, 2014

Weekend Snapshots: Queen's Tea Party At The Rose Festival

It was a very pleasant day this past weekend and my daughter and I visited the folks in Tyler.  My little one was very happy to see her grandparents, as usual.  

My mother-in-law informed me ahead of time that the annual Rose Festival is on going that weekend. I haven't seen the Rose Festival in Tyler since I got here in Texas.  That Saturday's event was the Rose Queen's Tea party.  The Rose Queen 2014 and her court were gathered at the Rose Garden to meet and greet the public.  So only the three of us went - mom, DD, and me.

There's tea served on one table.  Bottled water and cookies on the other ones.  The cookies tasted really good.  Mom said that the Rose Festival theme varies every year.  This year's is circus theme.  So all the extravagant gowns are designed with the circus inspired in them.

Rose Festival at the Rose Garden - Tyler, TX
 I was in awe with the Rose Queen's and the duchesses' gowns.  They were all creatively designed and made.  I bet those gowns were extremely expensive.

The train of the Rose Queen's gown hung and displayed in the garden at the Queen's Tea party.

DD with the Rose Queen 2014 - Ms. Peltier
DD posing with one of the duchesses and her escort.
Lovely roses in different scents and colors.

Oct 14, 2014

TaoTronics Dimmable LED Desk Lamp Sweepstakes

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Oct 11, 2014

Weekend Snapshots: Christmas Wreaths

My custom-made Christmas wreath from last year.

Christmas wreath I saw at a garage sale.
The Holidays are fast approaching and I cannot wait to put our Christmas decorations up.  But I cannot start until after Thanksgiving Day.  I am shopping for new Christmas tree ornaments.  My daughter and I are planning to change the color theme for the tree this year.  And, maybe, we will buy a new tree next month.

For the front door Holiday decor, I saw this red wreath at a garage sale.  I thought of buying it but I recalled I have my own Christmas wreath in the attic.  I will just hang it again next month.  Although red is my favorite color, I will just stick to my own wreath.  I think mine is prettier. :) Don't you think?

Oct 5, 2014

American Made Luxury Timeless Brands Huge Giveaway

Hello my lovely friends.  Are you ready to win something big? Yes because what I am sharing with you is a giveaway that will excite you for the rest of the year.  I am super excited about this too.  You know why?  Two huge prizes are to be given away by Stearns & Foster®.  But first let me tell you something about this amazing company.

Stearns & Foster® has 167 years of bedding heritage and innovation. They have created the world’s highest quality mattresses that reflect a focus on craftsmanship and deliver a luxurious sleeping experience.  American Made Luxury. Superior Craftsmanship. Timeless Design.  And now two timeless brands, both handmade with the finest materials by master craftsman, are coming together for a unique giveaway opportunity.  Of course, entering this giveaway is VERY EASY.  Simply visit the company facebook page to enter for the chance to win a limited edition “Lockland” handbag by Hammitt, courtesy of Stearns & Foster®. 

And one lucky winner will receive their very own hand-stitched Stearns & Foster® Lux Estate mattress. Isn't that amazingly huge?!  Please check below for the giveaway rules.  Good luck to us!

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Oct 4, 2014

Weekend Snapshot: Hubby's Birthday Cards

Happy birthday to my dear husband. He's a half century old like he said. :) He's so funny.  He told me ahead of time that he doesn't want to have a party on his birthday.  So we just had dinner at Big Daddy's Barbeque Restaurant located in Lavon (Texas).  We haven't been there in a while.  I remember the last time we ate there, my darling daughter liked the place.

As for the birthday gifts, I couldn't think of something but a gift card.  And that's what he got as usual. 
Hubby's birthday greeting cards.