August 25, 2011

Red Hen Has Flown The Coop!

Here you go, Korrie!  I hope you enjoy your package.  I had a lot of fun putting it together for you.

Korrie and I decided to do her apron more in line with the Red Hen theme.  I added the extra goodies as a surprise and a huge thank you for being patient with me while I was down with a stomach bug. 

So, surprise!

Pics aren't great, but at least you're getting a sneak peek!  That's chicken wire underneath doesn't show up very well in the photo.

It'll be on it's way to you tomorrow...enjoy!  :  )

August 13, 2011

The Nothing Will Happen Club and a Giveaway

Remember this little girl and the revolution she started?

She's my little "nothing will happen!" girl friend.  If you haven't read the post, you'll need to do so in order to understand what the heck I'm talking about.

Click  to read about the Amazing Miss Ray Ray starring in: Nothing Will Happen 

I've wanted to do a giveaway for weeks, but simply haven't had the time.  I know, I guys probably gave up on me.   It's been a really busy summer!

I feel lucky to have gotten to know a little about many of you who read and follow my blog.  You are inspiring, interesting people who have shown me your gracious hearts and given me the courage to reach out and share my stories and hobbies with you.  Thanks so much!

So with that being said, I introduce you to

                           The Nothing Will Happen Club.

Each month I'll be doing a giveaway celebrating a little dolce far niente.  Translated as "the art of doing nothing" (but sounding much better in Italian),  making time for "doing nothing"  has never been my top priority.   We all love our families,  have jobs to be done and hobbies we enjoy.  But, making the commitment to slow down is vital.  As hard as we try, we simply can't do it all.

Yes, a little dolce far niente.   Abandon a few of the "shoulds" in our lives and adopt a few more "coulds".  Read and laugh and dream away an afternoon instead of doing the laundry.   Stay in your pajamas all day once in awhile.   Do something for yourself without feeling guilty for indulging your own pursuit of happiness and calm.   Breathe, rest, renew.  Nothing will happen. 

Do you want to hear a deep and disturbing confession?  I eat chocolate ice cream cones in bed.  Yes, right up on all the pillows with new sheets and everything.  I can hear you gasp out loud, but as a recovering neat freak I can tell you that it's fun as shit.  For those of you who don't understand Texas lingo, that means that it's really, really fun.  And why can't I eat ice cream in bed anyway?  Nothing will happen!

Have I dripped that chocolate-y mess on my sheets?

Absolutely.  A little rub with a Tide to Go stick and everything's fine. And, it's no telling how many white tees I've ruined.  OK,  I do know how many.  FOUR!  But, so what?  I needed new painting shirts, anyway.

Y'all know what I'm talking about. And trust me, my friends-  I still have to work at it.  It's difficult to slow down.   But, it's getting easier.  Or, it could be the sugar high.   I'm not really sure.  ;  )

So... excuse the badly lit photos (it's past midnite) and take a look.

This month's giveaway ...drum roll please...will include the following:

Embroidered linen apron and a $50 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card.  Woo Hoo!

Keep in mind that this card can be used at Williams-Sonoma, Williams-Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, PB Kids, PB Teen or West Elm.

 The apron is 100% linen and was purchased at Wisteria.  I did the embroidery.  The one in the photo is an example, but you will receive an apron just like this.  I chose a very pale shade of aqua for my initial, but the winner can certainly select their preferred color if something different is desired.  The  charming chair embroidery pattern came from Urban Threads.

Entering is simple!

 1.) Leave a comment telling me what kind of ice cream cone you'd drip all over the place, if you were so inclined.  I've broken up with Ben and Jerry and have taken up with Haagen Dazs Dark Chocolate.  

2.) Become a  follower of What We Keep and a member of The Nothing Will Happen Club, if you haven't already.   Let me know in your comment that you are a follower. 

That's it!  I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, August 17.   I'll happily embroider the winner's initial on the apron as another token of my appreciation.  I'm new to BlogLand so your chance of winning is pretty darn good!

Thanks for being a "keeper" and I look forward to getting to know some new friends and finding new blogs to enjoy.

Have a great weekend!


Note:  WS, Haagen-Dazs and Tide did not ask me to endorse their products.   I like what I like!