Monday, October 25, 2010

{taking a break...}

Sometimes I feel like there's just not enough time in the day to accomplish every little thing I'd like to.
Sometimes I just get overwhelmed.

That being said, I'm taking a little bloggy break.

Don't worry, it's not forever. I will be back!

I'll check my email, read other blogs, hopefully catch up on commenting...
but The Sweetest Petunia needs some rest.

I'll also be logging off of Twitter for a while.
{I can waste SO much time on there!}

I will definitely miss all of you, but I'm taking this chance so I can get some things done, without the pressure of posting on the blog as well.

I'll be back as soon as I can...
au revoir!

Friday, October 22, 2010

color love {raspberry}

just a few finds for your Friday...

{ raspberry }


Happy Weekending!
Be sure to enter the {Petunia Blooms} giveaway on Wild & Precious...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

{thursday thoughts}

Good morning!

I'm sitting in my usual chair, sipping coffee from my cheerful yellow mug, trying to gather my thoughts. Have I ever mentioned that I'm not a morning person?

I wanted to say "Welcome!" to my new followers - I'm so grateful for all of my readers!

Also, a little {Petunia Blooms} news this morning...

Blair at Wild & Precious is having a reader celebration, with lots of lovely featured shops and giveaways!
So, if you'd like to win a $20 shop credit, click on over & enter the giveaway. You can also read the interview and learn some things about me. Hurray!

As for me, I'm feeling very behind this week.
I've got about 14 million projects going at once {sort of}.
A baby shower that I'm co-hosting on Saturday.
Blogs & comments that I'd like to catch up on.
New products to make for {Petunia Blooms}.

I've also got a little favor to ask of you lovelies:
I need your help.
I love the weekly {color love} posts, but I'd love to see what you would put together.
I'd love to have you guest post - email me!

So, that's all I've got today...How are you this week?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Since I've already declared my love for Jane Austen,
I may as well admit that I have a thing for coffee mugs, too.

And when you put both together?
It makes me pretty happy...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

a little {pumpkin patch}

a little pumpkin patch,
crocheted by yours truly.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, October 18, 2010

a little {shop} update

A peek at the lovelies added to the shop this weekend...

Which is your favorite?

Knitty Bitties {winner!}


The {randomly chosen} winner of the Knitty Bitties giveaway is comment #35...

Yay! Mandie, send me an email & I'll put you in touch with Andrea. :)

P.S. Today is the start of the Knitty Bitties Handmade Holidays promotions - perfect for all those gifts you'll need this season!

Friday, October 15, 2010

color love {olive green}

I'll admit that green is not my favorite color.
But it always makes me think of my sister - she loves it!
So in honor of my little sister...

{olive green}


Happy weekend!
If you haven't already, be sure to enter the Knitty Bitties giveaway.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

{petal pins!}

I don't know about you, but I love dressing up plain outfits with sweet accessories.
Thus, an entire section of {Petunia Blooms} is devoted to petal pins.

I love them. I've made several that I planned on listing, and ended up keeping for myself {oops!}.
They also make fabulous gifts - I've given them for birthdays, and the girls were so excited.

The great thing?
They come in sets of two.
One to give, one to keep!

{or you can keep both, I don't mind}

The Autumn Spice & Pumpkin sets are perfect for this Fall season!

Also, with every purchase, you will receive a free gift :: a petal pin from me!
{while supplies last, of course}

Which set is your favorite?


Be sure to stop by and enter the Knitty Bitties giveaway!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

{no enjoyment like reading}

Being a lover of literature & Jane Austen,
I {almost} died when I saw this:

I think I need it.
It would be the perfect gift...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Knitty Bitties {giveaway!}


Knitty Bitties is an absolutely fabulous shop filled with sewn lovelies, full of cheerful colors and patterns!

I asked Andrea to share a little about her shop:

Hello! I'm Andrea, the 'sewing machine' behind Knitty Bitties. My main job titles are wife and mama. My one and only (Ethan) headed off to first grade this year leaving me with a bit more time on my hands. I've been sewing, sewing, sewing to keep my heart from missing him too much. When I'm not sewing, I love to shop, bake, run, knit and read. I LOVE iced tea (especially Starbucks black iced tea) and rarely go a day without eating peanut butter.


Andrea is also having some very special handmade holiday promotions. Perfect for all the gifts you'll need this season - be sure to check out all the details!

Andrea was sweet enough to send me my very own Everyday Ruffle Pouch:

I absolutely LOVE it!
The color combination is so lovely, and the ruffle is fabulous.
Very well made; I'm sure it will last me a very long time!
I've been using it in my purse for all the little things that fall to the bottom,
and it's the perfect size - not too big, not too small.
Many thank, Andrea! It's perfect!


Andrea is giving away the same Everyday Ruffle Pouch to one of you!

I know you'll love it as much as I do. :)

To enter, please visit Knitty Bitties and leave a comment about your favorite item.

{extra entries}
leave a separate comment for each

- follow the Knitty Bitties blog
- follow Knitty Bitties on Twitter
- blog/tweet the giveaway

the fine print
This giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday, 10/16. The winner will be {randomly} chosen & announced the following morning.

I did not receive any monetary compensation; Andrea sent me a product to review. All opinions are my own.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy just introduced these lovely little coin pouches, and I adore them!
The pocket feature is perfect. I'd love to own this turquoise+mustard+grey version.
Of course, it's sold out already, but hopefully Lindsey will make more soon!

{color love} will return next Friday.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Paislee Lane {winner!}

The {randomly chosen} winner of the Paislee Lane giveaway is

Congratulations, Kim! Send me an email and I'll put you in touch with Stephanie.

{We'll have another lovely feature/giveaway starting on Monday morning - yay!}

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

oops! {& other thoughts}

Yesterday, I made a big mistake.
Not on purpose, of course...
Somehow my alarm died.
I won't embarrass myself by telling you
just how long I slept, was late.
Threw off my whole day!

So, if you're waiting for a reply to your comment or email, I may not get to it until tomorrow. Oops!


I wore my Paislee Lane headband on Sunday & got a lot of compliments!
Today is the last day to enter the giveaway, so be sure to do that.


Some friends and I are planning a baby shower for another friend of ours.
Can I just say that baby shower stuff is adorable?!!
I love it. :)

I'm making the invitations, thank you cards and pom-poms for decorations.
I know we'll have lots of fun!


I have things to do today, places to be & a Starbucks run to make {very important!}.
Have a fabulous day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

{Petunia Blooms} is now open!

I've been making plans to open a new shop for several months now.
You saw the {sneak peek}, and now I am excited to announce that {Petunia Blooms} is open!
I won't lie, this is really exciting for me. :)

roses & purple blooms zipped pouches

There's only a few items currently, but I'll be snapping photos and listing new products this week. I'd love it if you stopped by the shop to see for yourself!

Also, there's a grand opening special going on for a limited time...
{See the shop announcement for details, but it involves something you'll get for free!}

You'll be seeing more {Petunia Blooms} in the future, including a fun giveaway. Stay tuned!

Friday, October 1, 2010

color love {burnt orange}

inspired by Pretty Things by Meg's ruffle necklace...

{burnt orange}

Lovely, no? Another perfect color for Fall, appropriate on the 1st of October!


dress up your hair with the Paislee Lane giveaway!