November 16, 2009

Can I share some pics of my roses?


I just love fresh roses. :)


I *especially* love the multicolored ones- it’s like a rainbow of roses! :)


My favorite grocery store has these gorgeous buds for $7 a dozen– so I try to pick some up when I know we’re having company over.


The only problem with that is then I have to arrange them myself. And I am just terrible at that! Is that just me? Does anyone else lack the necessary gene required to neatly arrange roses in a vase?? :p

But they match the kitchen pretty good, huh?? :)


Check out that vase… This is *definitely* a “company’s coming over” vase!! :) It was custom made and engraved by Paula from Plays with Mud.. And look at that- she used a Pea Font! :) That’s Pea Lacy Chunky. Isn’t that cool?? :)


Can you *believe* that gorgeous detailing?? Outta this world!


Look what else Paula came up with.. Oh my goodness… I admit, when I first saw these mini vases (engraved with Create, Inspire, Dream), I wanted to snatch them right up and use them in my scraproom! :)


Can you imagine all the cute stuff I could hold in here?? Colored pencils, pens, brushes… Meep!

Yes. These vases are so cute, I actually “meep’d”. I’m not even sure what a meep is. It just slipped out.

But I’ll have to wait… cause THESE mini vases are going to one of you!! :)

Time’s up!! Scroll down to see who won!! :)

That’s right! One SUPer lucky commenter is going to win this set of three little mini vases! :) I gotta be honest- I’m super jealous! :) Super super jealous! :)

To be entered to win this set of three mini, custom engraved mini vases, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post! :) Take a browse around Paula’s Etsy shoppe and tell me what you are dying to have in your house! :)

I have to admit… I can’t pick just one!

Cookies for Santa Custom Engraved Pottery Plate

Like this Cookies for Santa Plate! :) This would be soooooooo perfect for the holidays! I almost meeped again. :blush:

Baby's First Birthday Custom Engraved Pottery Plate

Or, Oh My Gosh… This. This would make the BEST. baby gift. Ever. Can you imagine getting this for baby’s first birthday and then serving a special birthday meal / cake on this special plate for every birthday??! Wouldn’t that make the neatest tradition?? :)

Custom Engraved Wedding Date Vase

Custom Engraved Wedding Date Vase

Of course these two vases engraved with a wedding anniversary date appeal to me… :)

Custom Pottery Bowls

Oh and these bowls. I gotta have these bowls. I bet they would keep ice cream super cold!! :)

Okok. I’ll stop.

No wait, I have one more thing to tell you! :) Paula is running a promotion through the end of November- anyone who places an order during the month of November will be entered to win a FREE custom platter!!!


OMG!! Look at this!! This is just a sample of one of Paula’s platters.. Can you imagine??! :)

AND…. If you mention… You will get an extra 10% off your entire order! :)

You can order through Paula’s Etsy shop, or you can contact her directly through email for a custom order! But hurry! This offer is only good through November, 30th, 2009! :)

And the giveaway is ending sooner that that. :D

The giveaway for the three mini-vases ends Wednesday, November 18th at 1 pm CST! So get your comment in before then!! And remember- one entry per person please! :)

Time’s Up!

The winner of the three mini vases is…

#374 Heidi!


Congratulations Heidi! A “meep-er” after my own heart! :) I know you’ll LOVE the vases- congrats again!! :)

For everyone else, don’t forget you can still get 10% any of Paula’s pottery from now until the end of November- even CUSTOM pieces!! So if you want your own mini vases, or a vase like I have, or anything else you don’t see in her Etsy store… Just go ahead and email her for a custom quote!

Now if you’ll excuse me. I have like 50 orders to go place right now. :D

Thanks for looking!! :)

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Debbie W. November 17, 2009 at 6:57 am

I’m such a sucker for pottery……I love the small pinch pot bowls. Actually, I’m with you……I could order everything!! :)

Stacey November 17, 2009 at 7:05 am

I love these mini vases and I love the platter too. Thank you for sharing.

Amy November 17, 2009 at 7:22 am

Love , love that pottery.placing an order now

Lori November 17, 2009 at 7:38 am

I am on my way to Paula’s Etsy Shoppe right now, but one could always use another! I’m crossing my fingers that I’m the SUPer lucky winner! :)

Megan S. November 17, 2009 at 7:46 am

Those are so friggin’ cute I can’t stand it! Love love love them!

Lacey November 17, 2009 at 7:47 am

I LOVE the born small pinch pot bowls! So cute and a perfect Christmas gift!

Tanda November 17, 2009 at 7:48 am

I would love to have the santa plate. My two year old son and I are going to start making cookies for santa since he is now old enough to understand and having a “special santa” plate would be really cool. I’d love to win the mini vases too!

Tracy November 17, 2009 at 7:53 am

OH-MY-Gosh! Those little vases would look perfect in my hobby room. We have window sills that are super deep (200+ year old farm house) and they would look amazing in a window!

Thanks so much for these amazing give-aways.


Michelle November 17, 2009 at 7:54 am

Oh my, I love these! I love the baby plate and the wedding vase and the platters and just about everything! :)

Abby November 17, 2009 at 7:54 am

I would love this as a wedding or baby gift! Pick me!!!

Barbara November 17, 2009 at 8:15 am

Wow – all of her stuff is amazing… i’d be happy to receive anything!

Rachel November 17, 2009 at 8:17 am

Incredible photos!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win. I think Paula’s plate might be a cool Christmas gift for my Sister in Law who is hard to buy for!! Thanks..

Betsy November 17, 2009 at 8:22 am

LOVE the cookies for santa plate!!!
just found your blog and LOVIN’ it–


ErinW November 17, 2009 at 8:32 am

I think the wedding date vase is my favorite! What a great Etsy shop!!

Alisha November 17, 2009 at 8:38 am

I think I need one of everything! BUT, I do enjoy being married so I’ll refrain. However, I LOVE the “Forever” vases – I wonder if she’d do a platter like that? LOVE IT ALL! Thank you for sharing, Amanda!

Audra November 17, 2009 at 8:40 am

These are absolutely gorgeous!

Tina November 17, 2009 at 8:41 am

I would love those mini vases for my scrap room. They are so cute. It might dress up the place a little bit. I think one of my favorite pieces is the “Your Special Day” platter. Those bowls are also really cute. They remind me of dishes that the Flinstones might have used.

Jenifer Parris November 17, 2009 at 8:43 am

I LOVE the baby name plates! I need one for all three of my babies! I can already see them hanging side by side on my brightly colored bedroom wall!

Emily November 17, 2009 at 8:52 am

I love you talent and creativity. You photots of the roses are beautiful. I am lovivg the pottery especially the bowls! Thanks for sharing the Etsy site!

Kelly November 17, 2009 at 8:54 am

Love, Love, Love the mini vases! My imagination is running wild with all of the uses for them! Paula is extremely talented and creative! Just LOVE all of her work!!

Debbie November 17, 2009 at 8:57 am

Love, love, love them!!! Thanks Amanda!

Shana November 17, 2009 at 8:59 am

Her work is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I know where to go next time I need an awesome special occasion gift!

Monika Wright November 17, 2009 at 9:01 am

I will have to order 3 baby name plates for the kiddos! But, my favorite would have to be the forever vase. When I saw it, I was just struck with so many emotions thinking about my life with my husband. I would probably order a custom platter sometime in the future, too. I’m just thinking about what something special I would choose to have engraved.

Carol November 17, 2009 at 9:04 am

These vases and plates are beautiful. Thank you for showing them to us and giving us the website where we can purchase them. I checked it out and was pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the prices are! If I don’t win one, I’ll have to order something! Maybe I’ll have to order something anyway! Thanks again! :0)

Onna November 17, 2009 at 9:09 am

I can’t just pick one thing. Seriously… the vase for the wedding couple, what an amazing wedding gift idea. And the little vases you are giving away, seriously they are my favorite. I just adore her stuff!!!

Ashley November 17, 2009 at 9:09 am

The mini vases are so cute! I have like a bazillion ideas running through my head for how I can use them!

Jen November 17, 2009 at 9:17 am

Wow, that is so awesome! She’s got a lot of cute stuff (the Peace Stamped Snowflake plates are adorable!), but when is she going to sell another vase like yours?! That thing is amazing!

Mandy November 17, 2009 at 9:19 am

I’m loving these vases and platters!! I’m going to have to order my nephew one!!

Nikki Painter November 17, 2009 at 9:32 am

Wow she is amazing! I just love the vases, they are gorgeous!! My fave item in her shop is the custom Christ Be the Center of Our Lives vase!! So, so beautiful!

mclady November 17, 2009 at 9:32 am

Love the baby place, especially since I have a new neice coming my way.

Laurie November 17, 2009 at 9:35 am

My goodness, those are beautiful pieces! I think I need to revise my Christmas list…..

Sarah November 17, 2009 at 9:39 am

Her creations are fabulous! Thanks Amanda! I think I’ll go order the “You make the World a Brighter Place” vase!”

Muriel McHugh November 17, 2009 at 9:48 am

Love her work! What memorable gifts they would make! And, of course the platter for Santa’s cookies is scrumptious! Can’t wait to check out her site. Thanks for sharing.

Crystal Walker November 17, 2009 at 9:52 am

Love the roses! And the vases! They are definitely *meep*able!!!

Marcia November 17, 2009 at 9:59 am

I love the mini vases and being able to customize them makes them even more perfect….

Kori Gammel November 17, 2009 at 10:05 am

Ha! I love her stuff! I already “fanned” her page on FB and shared her page with all my friends on there! And it’s so affordable! I want the birthday plates for both of my kiddos to put on my wall next to their portraits. Then I want a vase for my kitchen!!

Tanya P. November 17, 2009 at 10:08 am

Love the mini vases!! I would love to win, they are awesome! Beautiful stuff!!

Jaimie Dornon November 17, 2009 at 10:08 am

I love the personalized wedding vase – so neat!

KarenW November 17, 2009 at 10:11 am

*love* *love* *love* them all!!!

Declutter Your Life November 17, 2009 at 10:20 am

Oh my goodness! I love all of them!!! I’m like you, it’s completely impossible for me to arrange flowers in a vase!

Krystle November 17, 2009 at 10:21 am

These are so cute and unique! I love them! Great for the home, little girls room, or a wedding. Thanks for showing them to us and giving us the chance to win!

Kate Fortune November 17, 2009 at 10:25 am

Just love those mini vases and in fact I like everything in the shop!

rachel in Cali. November 17, 2009 at 10:26 am

OOOh MYyyy GOOdd! Those are too cute!! If i knew what “meeping” was I’d probably be doing it too! But Oh my god… is what just came out of my mouth! Soo cute!!

Angela November 17, 2009 at 10:27 am

LOVE the vases!!!

Anne Hargreaves November 17, 2009 at 10:27 am

Really really like those vases.

Jana S November 17, 2009 at 10:37 am

I’m currently pregnant and love the idea of a birthday plate–I’ll have to do that once the baby is born–thanks for the link!

Love all of these items and so much to chose from.

Michele November 17, 2009 at 10:48 am

OMG!!!!!! They’re sooooooo adorable!!! I’d love to have a chance to win these! They’d be perfect for Christmas gifts too!

Louise Pai November 17, 2009 at 10:48 am

Oooo! They are beautiful vases! I have to get some to put my makeup brushes in on my vanity table! Thanks for telling us about these beautiful pieces! :)

lindsey November 17, 2009 at 10:58 am

i love the personalized wedding/anniversary forever vase, and the snowflake plate! very unique!

Michelle King November 17, 2009 at 11:07 am

I LOVE the vases! And the plates are fantastic too!

Melissa November 17, 2009 at 11:12 am

I LOVE the You make the world a brighter place vase… along with the personalized wedding one. SO cute!

Sherry November 17, 2009 at 11:12 am

Love the personalized plate. There is a new leaf on our family tree due soon. Wouldn’t that be a great gift!

Tiffany November 17, 2009 at 11:15 am

Thank you Amanda for your generous gifts you share with your readers. I love these products and agree I want them all.

Dawn in HSV November 17, 2009 at 11:30 am

I like the vase you have the roses in… very beautiful! love your website by the way!

SarahKL November 17, 2009 at 11:43 am

I LOVE the plate with the birth announcement on it! I’m not expecting, but have several friends who are – how perfect!! And not a bad price at all! :)

Tina November 17, 2009 at 11:47 am


Carolynn F November 17, 2009 at 11:54 am

I love this idea, thanks so much for sharing! I’ve been search for the perfect gift for a wedding shower and this is it!

Natali November 17, 2009 at 11:54 am

These are so beautiful! Can’t wait to check out her Etsy shop…

Aimee (but not THAT Aimee) :) November 17, 2009 at 12:00 pm


I especially love the “forever” vase with the wedding date. What a neat anniversary gift that would make!

Erin Wardell November 17, 2009 at 12:27 pm

I love the platter, and the vases are soo cute! I will for sure be checking out her etsy site! Thanks for the great idea!

Abbie November 17, 2009 at 12:33 pm

They are ALL just beautiful!

Tiffany E November 17, 2009 at 12:40 pm

I love the santa plate! So cute & very different. I haven’t seen anything like it!

Jaime P November 17, 2009 at 12:43 pm

MEEP! Love that new word – keep using it! Beautiful items…thinking of ordering the baby name plate for myself!

Kally November 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm

These are just adorable. I love the mini vases! Hope I win!!

Jacque Foster November 17, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Just love this site and all the goodies it shares
thanks Kevin and Amanda—

janene November 17, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I Love your website! I just fell upon it and love it! These vases are awesome!

Tara November 17, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Wow . . . these pieces are great! I love the mini vases for storing little items. Your roses are beautiful too!! Have to go visit the website to see all the great products!

Rachel November 17, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Wow! Paula’s work is so creative and so original! I just love all of it!

Sarah November 17, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Wow, her stuff is so adorable! Love the forever vase!

Kelly November 17, 2009 at 1:43 pm

I absolutely LOVE the cookies for Santa plate! I think my girls would love using that for Christmas…I may have to order that amongst 20 other things. She has GREAT stuff!

Melanie November 17, 2009 at 1:50 pm

I would love a custom plate with my wedding date. So great!

Jen November 17, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Beautiful….the roses and the vases both!

Gina D November 17, 2009 at 2:05 pm

BEAUTIFUL items – thanks for a great opportunity to win such great things!

sarah goodwin November 17, 2009 at 2:24 pm

eeeekkkkk i love love love these! etsy is my favorite site ever!!!
my faves from paula are the 3 vases but on the etsy how i like the “baby platter” that’s can be customized.

Heidi November 17, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Love your site and all the inspriation you provide….MEEP!

Stacy November 17, 2009 at 3:01 pm

I just love this site since finding it weeks ago. If only I had half of your talent! While I love the Santa cookie plate, we already have one for that occasion so I really love the Your Special Day plate. That would be a perfect tradition for many birthdays to come! Thank you!

J. November 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Wow – those anniversary vases are so simple and romantic, but now that you mention eating ice cream out of those bowls, that would be my choice! :)

Kelly W November 17, 2009 at 3:22 pm

So this is my first time posting on K&A. But totally worth it for those cutie crayon vases/holders! Love ‘em and can’t wait to shop the rest of the items on Etsy!!!

Sarah Deana November 17, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Oh Amanda… girl after my own heart!! I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your website! So full of amazing ideas and such. I’m still hoping to get my own handwriting turned into a font. Hope it’s not too late. :o) Sure would be cool to win these incredibly cute vases too. Amazing talent this Paula has… gorgeous stuff.

Nichole November 17, 2009 at 3:27 pm

I am completely in love with the wedding vase!

EmilyE November 17, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Love these!

Courtney November 17, 2009 at 4:03 pm

these are too cute!!! i hope i win :)

Lori H. November 17, 2009 at 4:04 pm

I love it all! What wonderful gift ideas. I love the Cookies for Santa plate and the Peace/Snowflake plate. They’re so pretty! (And your roses are too!)

Jaackie November 17, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Meeping is totally the “in” thing to do !!! And I love those vases too!! OOOHhhh Pick me!!! :)

kayla j November 17, 2009 at 4:45 pm

The Forever wedding anniversary vase…wow. I love it. My husband gives me a bouquet of roses…one for every year we’ve been married…on every anniversary. What a meaningful vase to put them in!!!

Nancy Augustine November 17, 2009 at 5:10 pm

I just love coming to your blog, it’s like visiting with a friend. Thanks for doing it. The pottery is so cute I am already thing of doing a table scape with it. Thanks for letting us no about it.

Jaime November 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm

love it. with the peas font. love it times ten.

Sarah Wade November 17, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Oh my gosh! SOOO cute and SUCH a great idea!! I can’t wait to order one!

sildain November 17, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Only one word, BEAUTIFUL!

Robin November 17, 2009 at 5:37 pm

I must a custom engraved plate! Those are so neat! :)

Tina November 17, 2009 at 5:50 pm

definitely the snowflake plates…love the snowflake plates :)

cristina November 17, 2009 at 5:55 pm

i love the vase with the date and the bowls!

Bonnie Benjamin November 17, 2009 at 6:24 pm

love the Peace stamped snowflake plate. cute

Laura November 17, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Wow, she does gorgeous work!

Elizabeth November 17, 2009 at 6:32 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE everything!! It’s all adorable and I could think of an excuse to buy every single piece! Now that’s a real (MEEP!)

Samantha November 17, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Love how you arranged the roses! Very pretty.
Thanks for sharing :-)

Ashlie November 17, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Her stuff is really pretty. I love that it is so subtle and simple.

edy B November 17, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Love to win those little vases! And the roses are beautiful…

Christy November 17, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I love the baby plate. It’s too cute!! I’m thinking I’ll have to do some ordering:) thanks for always introducing us to such amazing and creative people!!

Laura November 17, 2009 at 7:49 pm

AMANDA! Those are the coolest looking vases I have ever seen! They are sophisticated and classy! I love them…hope I win!!! :)

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