Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Smiling Green Apples and Giveaways!

Remember these?
Credit: Smiling Green Apples

They are the super cute clothes pins I featured last night week from a cute shop called Smiling Green Apples!  I also made it quite apparent that these gorgeous clothespins were mine!  They came in yesterday evening, meaning they came in just in time for laundry day!  I'm super excited to get to hang laundry out today!  (Although, if you recall, there isn't a thing on this earth that will get me excited to actually fold the laundry!)

See these black damask clothespins here?   
Credit: Smiling Green Apples
These are the ones Flower thought were the prettiest!  I told her the blue ones were ours, and she informed me that I should have picked the black ones because those were her favorite.  I told her they were for....well, we will get to that in a bit.  I told her they were for something else, so she told me I had to order some of the black ones.  I intend on doing so!

Christy, the creator at Smiling Green Apples, also included these cards in my package!  I sat down yesterday to write a note to my Granny and realized I was out of cards.  I was so excited to see these, and I can't wait to send them to friends!  Thank you, Christy!

Today, I want to share more about Smiling Green Apples, and the owner, Christy!  Make certain you read all the way to the end, because there will be an announcement you don't want to miss!!
Credit: Smiling Green Apples

Christy, tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Christy Cox Mayton, I'm a SAHM with four very individual children, and married to my beset friend.  I'm a born and raised Virginia girl.  I'm an avid reader, crafter, and all around DIY'er.  I left a ten year career in retail management after my youngest son was diagnosed with Autism, and althought I miss the high pace world of reatail, I'm glad I made the decision to be with my family.  Being at home reignited my love of crtafting, which spawned my Etsy shop.

What would most people be surprised to learn about you?
I think people would be surprised to learn that I am a hopeless romantic...(sigh)...maybe that's the southern girl in me.  Oh how I long to live in a world where gentlemen never forget to open the door for a lady (and I so appreciate the ones who still do). The world is so chaotic, and nothing can distract me from it as well as a good love story!
Credit: Smiling Green Apples

If you could eat lunch with any three people, living or dead, who would you choose and why?
The thre people I'd have lunch with would be Mother Theresa (who couldn't learn something from a woman with that much love in her heart), Ree Drummond (and I insist she cook) because I think she would be so fun to have out with, and Sean Conner because I am oddly fascinated with him.  And should any of them call and cancel, I say martha Stewart, because although her presence would both terrify and awe me at the same time, that is one brain I'd love to pick at for awhile.

Who do you draw your inspiration from?
I have to say I draw my inspiration from the women in my family, and I have a VERY big family.  I've learned something from every one of them.  My aunt taught me to crochet, my other aunt taught me to decorate even the simplest things to make them special, my Mom taught me every cleaning and stain removing trick in the book....the list is endless.  I was fortunate to grow up very close to my Grandma and Great-Grandma.  Those ladies are from a generation where you did everything yourself, and you got creative with it.  I remember my great-grandma teaching me how to make braided rugs and weave wool blankets.  My Grandma (better yet, my Nanny) taught me how to do everything from quilt to make jelly and can tomatoes.  I'm blessed.

What is your favorite item from your shop?
My favorite items in my shop, although I love them all for obvious reason, are probably thne felt cake toppers.  I love anything a little whimsical, a little soft, and a lot colorful.  My FAVORITE one is thecloud cake topper with the ribbons rainbow attaching them.  I think I drew a picture that looked just likethat one every single notebook I had from Kindergarten on through high school! hahaha!
Credit: Smiling Green Apples
Where are the other places around the internet we can find you?
Right now, I'm only on Etsy, and I'm considering opening a second shop in the fall with my crocheted items made with quality yarns.

Now....for the fun part!!

Those pretty Black damask clothespins that Flower thought were so pretty?  She wanted them so badly, but they could belong to any one of you, because Christy has so kindly sent them as a giveaway to one of my readers!

I know there are a lot of my readers out there who hang their laundry out to dry like I do.  These clothes pins  are sealed so that are safe to use outside.  They won't run if it rains (not that I have to worry about there here since it so rarely rains!) like many decorative pins do.  Seee?  I hung my laundry out with them today even!

Laundry and so many other household chores are SO mundane....make it a little easier on yourself by using pretty supplies!   Here's what you have to do in order to enter....

1.  You must be a follower of my blog.  Any entries thaat are not will be disqualified!
2. Visit Smiling Green Apples, come back, and leave a comment telling me what your favorite thing in Christy's shop is. (1 entry)
3. Share this giveaway on Twitter, and leave that you did so in a separate comment. (1 entry)
4. Share this giveaway on Facebook, and leave that you did so in a separate comment. (1 entry)
5. Share this giveaway in a Blog post, and leave a link to it in a separate comment (2 entries)
***please make sure ALL comments are on THIS post.  Any comments left on any other posts will not be counted!***
There you have it!  You can enter up to 4 times for the drawing!  The contest to win these:

will end on Monday!! 


  1. Too adorable. I'm not sure I would have the heart to use them for laundry....at my house....I think organizing!!!=)

  2. I love the multi-colored clothes pins...they would certainly brighten up my line!

  3. Shared of FB...no twitter, tho. And I gave up on my blog months ago.

  4. Very cute! I think I like the bannercake toppers the best. Can't pick a favorite though because they're all super cute :)

  5. How sweet! I love the map mini banner/cake topper from her shop (and I follow your blog!) :)

  6. I shared on twitter! https://twitter.com/yes_teacher/status/227910044946161664

  7. I don't hang laundry outdoors, but I recall my mother doing this when I was young. I loved the scent of fresh dried sheets! There's something comforting about the smell of line dried things.

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  8. http://www.etsy.com/listing/102000740/pink-damask-black-damask-grey-pennant
    is my favorite item in Christie's shop


  9. Cute shop! My favorite item would have to be the map garland (http://www.etsy.com/listing/101873174/) -so great!


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