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Don’t Forget!

July 1, 2010

We’ve moved!

Remember to update your readers, too!  Just copy and paste the new URL into your reader to stay up-to-date on all the new Hello Leelo posts!

Thanks, guys and gals!!

Say, “Hello!” to the New Leelo

June 28, 2010

That’s right, folks — We’ve moved!  Brickabrack is now, Hello! Leelo.

Come on over and have a looksie

GIVEAWAY: Chalkboard Frame Winner!

June 24, 2010

Again, thanks to all who participated in our first, ever giveaway!!

You all had such sweet comments, I really appreciate all the encouragement!

It looked like many of you thought of great uses for the chalkboard, but there can only be one winner.

Thanks to, that winner is…

A sweet victory for a dear friend — Congrats, Megan!

As more of my crafts are posted on the virtue blog, I’ll host more giveaways so keep your eyes open.

Happy Thursday!!


June 24, 2010
Thank you all who participated in our first giveaway!!
I will make sure to announce the winner no later than 12:00 pm today!

Happy Thursday!

GIVEAWAY: Chalkboard Frame

June 23, 2010

That’s right, readers!  I’m launching our first GIVEAWAY!

You all have been so supportive of my endeavors and I wanted to do a little something to say, “THANKS!”

Back in February I was asked by Cathe to do a guest post over at the Virtue site. (if you haven’t added it to your reader, you should). I was sick and wasn’t able to make the shoot, but I was so anxious to see how the photos and project turned out. My post went up yesterday and I was so thrilled with the result!

So, today I’m giving away my project!

If you’d like to add this fun chalkboard picture frame to your lovely home, here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment below.
2) Make sure to include your name and email address so I can contact you if you win.
2) Please only comment once — multiple entries will not be counted.
3) Contest closes on Thursday at 8:00 am PST — that’s a WHOLE 24 hours, peeps!
4) The winner will be announced by 12:00 pm PST on Thursday.

Good luck.


Women of the Well Craft Day

June 22, 2010

This past weekend I had the privilege of doing a step-by-step DIY for the Women of the Well craft/cooking day. 

The girls really loved getting creative with the projects.  Adding tape here and there to create unique designs on the glass.

I even showed the girls some other fun projects you can do with the chalkboard paint.  Here’s how to cover up an ugly lumber yard logo with the paint.  Now you have a repurposed and custom mug to give as a gift for keep for yourself.

It was such a blast — Thanks girls!

Happy Tuesday!

Quaker Wedding Certificates

June 17, 2010

I was completely inspired by this post from Once Wed.   How adorable is that marriage certificate?!

I search, researched and discovered that it is a Quaker marriage certificate. It is a Quaker wedding tradition to have a marriage certificate.  In fact, in a Quaker wedding there is no officiant. Instead, all the wedding guests sign the certificate of marriage. Most of these certificates required 7 – 10 days to complete due to the intricate decoration.

While I’m in full support of an officated wedding, I do think it’s a sweet tradition that could be implemented into a modern day wedding.

Why not hire a calligrapher to make one for you, like Chelsea? Or a snazzy graphic designer will killer penmanship, like Jonna?

Happy Thursday!

How to: Fold a Picnic Blanket

June 16, 2010

Next week our bible study group is planning on having a summer picnic.  Naturally, the event planner in my head is swarming with ideas for fun summer picnic ideas from games, to food, to decor.

I went for a gander at good ‘ol Martha Stewart and found a really unqiue project that totally had me swooning…

This is just your ordinary picnic blanket folded into a picnic basket!  How perfect is that?!

Come to the park with your picnic blanket and basket all in one.  Set aside the food and un ravel your basket to reveal a picnic blanket.

The unfortunate down side?

I found Martha Stewart‘s tutorial to be rather confusing, so I looked up a video on how to fold a box out of paper and it was pretty much dead on.


Don’t forget to check out Martha’s amazing 60 Days of Summer ideas.

Oh, and happy summer!!

Oh La La

June 15, 2010


Have you seen the new “Oh la la” collection at Shabby Apple?  It’s absolutely to-die-for!  


How adorable would any of these dresses be for a rehearsal dinner? Or how about a French themed Bachelorette party?! 

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A night out with my girls, red lipstick, french pastries, and a cute dress?! Count me in! 

Heureux Tuesday, Amis! 


Foto Friday

June 11, 2010

You may have seen this adorable Rustic Baby Shower floating around the blogosphere, but I had to share it here! I love absolutely everything about this little shower.  The colors, the invitations (done by Imprintables), all the sweet little details, etc.

Check out more pictures here and here.

Happy Friday!