Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Pass It On Project

A couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be picked by Ashley at Attempts at Domestication to participate in something really cool called The Pass It On Project.  The whole idea is to reach out and spread some love to others in the blog-o-sphere with some handmade gifts.  Let's face it...every one of us, especially us newbies, need all the love, support and inspiration we can get to keep our little corners of the Internet going! 

The mastermind behind this brilliance is Karah from The Space Between, and she'd love to see this thing go as far as possible!

So once I let Ashley know I was totally in, I impatiently checked my mailbox each day in anticipation of her handmade gift.  I felt like Ralphie waiting for his Little Orphan Annie Secret Society Decoder Pin.  {Please tell me I'm not the only one who understands that reference!}

Finally, my gift arrived, and I tore open my package!  Inside I found an awesome, personalized present...that now lives in my living room.  Can you spy it?


Noooo...it's no of the birthday cards.  Those are all from my wonderful family.  Look a little closer....


That's right!  It's the Z {for my last name}!!!


I think Ashley totally nailed this one, from the personalization to the colors {hello, have you seen all the aqua/turquoise in my house hehe}.  It ties in perfectly with my decor and looks great on my mantle.  Thank you so much Ashley...you put a huge smile on my face!

And now it's time for me to get my Martha Stewart on.  I selected two bloggers who totally inspire me...Whitney from Drab to Fab Design and Emily from Go Haus Go.  {Head over and check out their blogs if you haven't done so already!!}  Thankfully, these ladies were game and ready to join the rest of us in this project.

I am hoping to have their projects done this weekend and mailed next week, so stay tuned! :)

Btw, the bushes are in full bloom outside of our patio and I noticed this skinny little tree that has red flowers starting to bloom on it, in front of the pink bush.  {If you squint hard enough, you'll see it...or just check out the worst iPhone picture ever below haaaaaaa.}  Anyone know what the heck that thing is?!?!  It's so pretty!!



Oh!  And our tree people will be arriving tomorrow at 8AM.  I can't wait to see the difference in our property after they are gone!  {Please say a few small prayers that our lawn isn't destroyed in the process!}

20 comments:

  1. love the Z! it's so fun and fits perfectly into your decor! also gorgeous flowers although i can't say i know what the red one is!

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    1. I love it too! Yea, the red one has me puzzled. I know the others are azaleas. Hmmmmmmm.

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  2. The "Z" looks great right there on your mantle!! I'm so excited to see what you have in store for me and to be a part of The Pass It On Project! I'm not sure what that red one is, but that whole area behind the patio is so pretty :)

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    1. I hope you aren't disappointed with what I came up with. I was working on it last night! :)

      And I love the area too...now that we are trimming things back and letting the beauty finally come out haha.

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  3. Such a great idea! And that Z fits in perfectly. I'm planning to do something similar to a letter L I have. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Ohhh, can't wait to see what you do with your letter "L"! Maybe some chevron striped painted on it?!?! {I loveeee chevron haha.}

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  4. The "Z" looks great! I saw it one her blog and never made the connection. Your back yard is looking lovely.

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  5. Yay! I'm glad you like it! Can't wait to see what you make for Emily and Whitney! :D

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    1. Hopefully my gifts will be almost as good as yours! :)

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  6. I'm not sure what the tree is, but the white/pink are azaleas!

    I love the Z...it's my soon-to-be last inital as well! :)

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    1. Yea, I l-o-v-e the azaleas in our backyard. They bloomed so full this spring...can't wait for the ones in our front yard to get a little bigger like those!

      Oh, nice! {Almost} congratulations! :)

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  7. Love it! That Ashley is pretty amazing. :) I just posted about my Pass It On today too! Now I've got to get my craft on. (We both picked Whitney! hehe!!)

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    1. Yes she is! :) Too funny...Whitney is quite the popular lady! ;) I hope what I make is half as good as what you do haha.

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  8. The Z is perfect! Good luck with the trees.. We took down about 40 trees when we moved in. Our yard is still recovering. :(

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    1. 40 trees!!!!!! That's crazy! I can't even imagine!

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  9. Love the Z! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the other 2!

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    1. Hopefully it's just as cute as the Z! :)

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  10. Gabbi!!! I don't know how I'm just seeing this now! I saw the great gift you sent Whitney and realized I hadn't even seen your post! Thank you so much for the shout out and for Passing It On!! Did you also do a post about the gifts you sent? I'm pinning all of the ones I know about to my Pass It On Project pin board.

    Have an awesome week!!
    Karah

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    1. And thank you for starting it all!! I just posted about it today. I wanted to make sure the girls got their gifts before I put anything up about what I did. :)

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