3/29/11

guest post and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Hi Everyone! I'm Susan...the force behind Homeroad, Homeroad the Store and Library Lessons
I'm the mother of 4 girls and I've been married to my husband Jim for 20 years. I'm a full time teacher with the world's best job. Currently I work in the school library teaching classes to children in the primary grades. It's my lucky job to read to young children every day and teach them about some amazing authors and illustrators. I write about some of my lessons on my other site Library Lessons. I've always enjoyed crafting and decorating. I like to sew, make jewelry and do projects around the house. I'm always up for learning new things and I enjoy teaching what I know to others. I'm energized by working on my blog, I love creating and teaching others. My favorite is thrifting and turning junky finds into something spectacular!
This is a post I've done recently about creating your own SEED STAKES... for free! It's getting time to think about some early planting in this neck of the woods...and the warm weather can't come soon enough!
On my to-do list is to start some indoor seeds. I'm not a big gardener but a few herbs started from seed puts me in the Spring-time mood.  In my yard there are hundreds of  broken branches from this very long winter.
After reading my Martha Stewart Living Magazine this month, I was reminded of a good use for these sticks...  I've made these before and now Martha thinks it's a good idea too! I started out by breaking off a handful of sticks about the same length.
I got together the tools needed for this project, a pruner and a potato peeler
Note: Your may need a new potato peeler after this!
  Next I got to work cutting... I trimmed the ends of each stick and used the potato peeler to shave off several slices of the bark. 
Using permanent marker, I wrote the names of the seeds I'll be planting on each stick.
A spritz of spray Poly will keep the letters from fading in the sun. Stick the stakes in the soil and you're ready to grow!
Now I'm ready for some Spring-time herb planting
Bring on the sun and warm weather!

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Now, for the GIVEAWAY!! Recently, I've opened up Homeroad the Store, my Etsy shop...
 Today I'm offering a giveaway, a $10.00 gift certificate to Homeroad the Store. You may choose something worth $10, or use your $10.00 to use towards something more expensive. In addition I will be giving away 2 lavender sachets posted on my site. Here is a sample of some of the things you will find over at Homeroad the Store...

 Vintage Metal Lemonade Sign 
 

Junk Memo Board

 Hand Drawn French Inspired Eyeglass Case 

French Letter Frame Tray

Chalkboard with White Frame

To WIN a $10.00 giftcard to Homeroad the Store,
all you have to do is one or ALL of the following:
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Comment 1- become a follower of Sassy Sites
Comment 2- become a follower of Homeroad
Comment 3- what you choose from Homeroad the Store?
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*leave a separate comment for EACH. The winner will be chosen (via random.org) and announced on Sassy Sites Monday morning!
Ready, Set, Go!

40 comments:

Jenna said...

I'm a follower!

Jenna said...

I would chose the Vintage Metal Lemonade Sign if I win!

Sourkraut said...

I'm a follower.

Sourkraut said...

I would pick the bird plant stakes.

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

I am a follower to Sassy Sites

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Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

I follow Homeroad
shellyhectic@yahoo.com

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

I love the Lemonade sign!

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Young and Crafty said...

I'm a SS follower!

Hannah

Strawberrypi said...

I am a new follower of sassy sites :0)

Strawberrypi said...

I am already a happy follower of Homeroad :0) I am making a upcycled chalkboard this week from a thrift store frame I found :0)

Strawberrypi said...

I would put the $10 toward the Lemonade sign :0) Thanks for the wonderful inspiration Sassy Sites and Homeroad!!!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

I follow Sassy Sites! :)

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

I would choose the white framed chalkboard!!! CUTE!

Natalie said...

I'm a follower!

Natalie said...

I think I'd love the glass cake stand. SO PRETTY!! But I really love the lemonade sign too. TOUGH CHOICES!!! I'd probably go with the Lemonade sign. TOO CUTE! :D

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

I'm a Sassy Sites follower.

Mic said...

Follower! Always enjoy your blog!

Mic said...

Now a follower on Homeroad....Great site!

Mic said...

Went to the store and I would love the birds candle holder! Thanks for the chance!

sassy101 said...

I am a member of Sassy Sites!!

Give Back Today said...

I am a follower!

sassy101 said...

I follow Homeroad!!

Give Back Today said...

I would choose the white chalkboard! I love it!

Melanie

givebacktoday.blogspot.com

thecrankyqueen said...

I love the twig stakes...great idea and staying "green" at the same time; I am a new follower. I invite you to visit me sometimes. Thanx, Tiff

Tiffany Steers, Sylacauga, AL said...

My fav is the old board...and the eye cases...thanx for sharing. Tiff

Nicole said...

I am already a follower of Homeroad :)

Nicole said...

I would get the lemonade sign or the bird candle holder.

Nicole said...

I'm a new sassy sites follower!

Shay said...

I follow Sassy Sites!

Shay said...

Follow Homeroad now!

Shay said...

I like the white ceramic urn! Cute stuff!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I am a follower of homeroad already since yesterday lol love the site so many great ideas

French Elegant Jewelry said...

Now a follower of Sassy site

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I would buy white ceramic urn very cute and would be great for flowers or anything

Donna said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

Donna said...

Love the lemonade sign!

Donna said...

I now follow Homeroad

britfrintner said...

I am a follower of Homeroad
britfrintner@hotmail.com

britfrintner said...

I am a follower of Sassy Sites!!

britfrintner@hotmail.com

britfrintner said...

I LOVE the lemonade sign!

britfrintner@hotmail.com