Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday Stills .. Signs Of Fall

So this weeks Challenge is Signs of Fall .. So I knew the pics I took 2 weeks ago coming down from Breckenridge would be PERFECT! I hope you enjoy! This is coming down Boreas Pass Going from Breckenridge down towards Fairplay! If you EVER have a chance to drive this route you should! We do EVERY Year and the scenes change!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Giveaway from DawnCorrespondence!

Booth #6: Women's Fall Business Expo

Well, ya'll, the time is finally here! I am so excited to be a vendor in the Women's Fall Business Expo sponsored by Dee at Runako Designs. Thank you so much for stopping by my booth, and learning more about Dawn Correspondence! I hope all you newbies will learn a little about my company, and all you past customers will maybe learn something new!

Oh, and one more sure to read to the very bottom for some special surprises!

Fun Facts About Me/Dawn Correspondence:
  1. Dawn Correspondence started out of my apartment my senior year of college to make a little extra cash.
  2. I have a minor (and by minor I mean extremely major) obsession with shoes.
  3. I am debating painting one wall of my studio with chalk board paint.
  4. My inspiration typically comes when I am driving and have time to clear my head and think. I also get a lot of my inspiration from nature.
  5. I started out as an interior designer. I also dabbled in real estate for a couple of years before settling on my passion of creating stationery and paper goods.
Interested in knowing anything else about me, the company, or what Dawn Correspondence can do for you? Just ask, I don't hold anything back!

My items can be found on Etsy or Art Fire., and I am also a columnist for Handmade News. For all you brides out there, you can find my wedding invitations in either of my shops, or you can contact me directly for a custom order!

Here is just a small sampling of some of the products I create!

Birds of Paradise Wedding Invitation

Children's Birthday Invitation

Like what you see? Be sure to visit one of my shops to see more, or contact me directly for a custom order!

Now for the fun part! To show my appreciation for everyone who has taken the time to stop by my booth, I'd like to offer each of you 15% off all purchases made in my Etsy or Art Fire shops now through Tuesday night, September 29 at 11:00PM EST. Be sure to include the coupon code WFBE09 to receive your discount!

In addition to the discount I am also doing a giveaway. What will I be giving away, you ask? Well, I did a quick synopsis of my shops, I asked a few folks for their input, and I have decided to give away one of my most popular items (shown below). Have it personalized for yourself, or for a gift for someone else!

The winner will be chosen on Tuesday, September 29 at 8:00PM EST, so make sure all your entries are in before then! The winner will be chosen from

Here's how to enter:

Mandatory entry:

Become a follower of my blog. If you are already a follower, let me know in your comment.

Additional entries:

  1. Check out my Etsy shop or my Art Fire shop and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is.
  2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. Leave a comment with your tweet. (1 entry per day).
  3. Blog about this giveaway and paste the link to your blog.

Good luck! Remember to have all entries in by Tuesday, September 29 at 8:00PM EST.

Thanks again for stopping by my booth, ya'll! Have fun shopping!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

An amazing weekend .. and a Giveaway!

So my husband and I had the opportunity to attend a Marriage Retreat that was sponsored by The Colorado National Guard. If you or your spouse is in the National Guard I would suggest you check to see if they have Marriage Retreats in your area! This is the organization that put this one on Strong Bonds So check your state and see if they have one going on!

And remember - your marriage does NOT have to be in trouble to go to a Marriage Retreat! It is for enrichment of your marriage! And the tools you take away can be used in MANY aspects of your life!

So during this Marriage Retreat we were treated to a stay at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa .. we were also lucky enough to have been put on orders so we were reimbursed travel and per Diem!

The program was amazing and was put on by this amazing Chaplin that was actually a Navy Chaplin and he is moving to the Colorado Army National Guard! The Retreat was based on the Book 12 hours to a great Marriage!

I was even able to get an extra copy of the book .. And I am going to give one away!

The timing was perfect for us as we were going on vacation the night we got home and we were going to be talking to my Husbands family about possibly moving from CO to ID and the techniques we learned helped reduce the stress immensely! You will LOVE this book .. If you do not win the giveaway you really should order the book! They have it available at Amazon!

OK So this is what you need to do to enter to win the book - Leave a comment with a positive memory from a relationship in your past or present! It can be a husband/wife; mom/child; Dad/Child; best friends; any type of relationship! I REALLY look forward to reading your comments! Please pass my link on to anyone you think may like to win the book .. and I will probably throw in some other freebies :)

I think we have so many negative things going on in the world today that some great positive stories will be inspirational!

Sunday Stills .. the Color Purple

This Sundays Still Challenge was Purple! I am never one to try and take an easy route so I went on a hunt this morning to try and find some things that maybe others would not choose :) Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for looking! If you would like to Participate in Sunday Stills please visit here!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sunday Stills: Mechanical Transportation

This was a fun challenge! I wish I had looked b4 leaving Idaho as they have some great train stations and could have had some fun pics .. BUT that said I was in Breckenridge and here are a few of the fun pics I took while wandering around enjoying our visit! Not all run on "gas" but they all take some type of fuel! lol And technically 2 or more people can ride on each one.. some may not be too comfortable though! lol

The Gondola ....

Snow Mobile....

Ski Lift ......

Rotary Train Plow from the 1800's (very cool!)

Zamboni at the local Ice Rink ...

Water Taxi .. How cool is that? lol

Sail Boat ....

Well.. They are mechanical.. and they are transportation ;)

Don't forget to check out to participate in Sunday Stills!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Great Sale from Painted Laydies Mineral Makeup!

09/09/2009 special

Buy any 2 10g jars at the regular price of $6.49 and get them for $9.99 when you use the coupon code 9909 at checkout!

One day only!

Click here to shop!

We now offer free 1st class shipping on all orders. If you would like to add flat rate priority shipping for $5.00 to your order, please select that option from the links at the left side of the page.

We understand that it can be confusing to buy mineral makeup online. With so many options and different terms used on each site, it is hard to know what the best deal is.

Did you know that one shade or color can weigh a different amount than another? This is why we offer the same amount of product in each of our jars regardless of color or weight.

For instance, our Shimmy weighs more than our Coal for the same volume of product. 1 tsp of Coal is 2.4 grams, but 1 tsp of Shimmy is 3.1 grams.

So, rather than list our products by weight, we fill by volume each time so you are guaranteed to get the best deal!

All of our 10 gram jars are filled with 1 tsp by volume which ranges between 1 and 3 grams by weight.

All of our 30 gram jars of foundations are filled with 4 tsp by volume wich ranges between 7 and 10 grams by weight.

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions!! Debbi@TheKnead2Relax.Com

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday Stills... Rule of thirds

This was our latest trip to Vail.. Aug 28 - 30th .. we took the Gondola up the mountain again and got some new great shots!

And this is a pic of the Snake River canyon in Twin Falls, ID I took yesterday while here on vacation! If you look close you can see a f course down there.. Hubby went golfing there on Friday He said it is a gorgeous course!!