Moment of Gratitude and a Target score!

Last week,
I won the $20 Target gift card giveaway from
sweet Meg over at
A Little Knick Knack
If you haven’t already seen her adorable blog, you must. 
It is full of creative home and kiddie projects.
Her take on a book wreath is especially beautiful!)
Thank you so much, Meg!
As cute as the gift card was,
  I kept losing wars so I decided to spend it! 
(The dude in the purple was cheating.)
So off I went to Target this morning,
 determined to buy something for my home.
I was scanning the aisles for a while, when my antsy 7-year-old
said, “Mom. What about these?”

I’m pretty sure my reaction embarrassed him.

You see, just last night I sketched out an idea
for a unique, cool (at least I think so), vintage, DIY project.
 I was thinking, 
“I need some crystal prisms or old, dangly, rhinestone jewelry.” 
I swear, there are no coincidences.
Not only were these gems only $7.99
but they have pre-drilled holes!
I was so over the moon that my little Nate Berkus pointed these out for whatever reason (because I had already walked past them),
that I spent another $2.99 on baseball cards for him.
Hey, I have enough left over for another jar!
Meg, you are so very cool.
Speaking of all things sparkly, dangly, and b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l…
 The very talented and creative Ashley at

hosted a giveaway for these gorgeous sterling and pearl earrings,
designed and handmade by Nature’s Elements Jewelry.
I think they go rather nicely with my freckles, no?
I just adore them.
Such a fresh and pretty way to wear a classic pearl and they are very well made…and affordable!
Thank you, Ashley and Nature’s Elements Jewelry!

I intended to show all of me, with my lovely, new earrings,
sporting my Gorilla Glue T-shirt from the DIY Club gals complete with sequined belt, but I ended up with this…
Earrings hidden by hair.
(and a muffin top)
Brilliant, Jami.
Anyhow, I hope you take a minute to visit Ashley and Meg’s blogs. I’m very grateful for the little presents I received.

I’m so thankful for all of you, too.


I have a very special giveaway coming to you shortly.
I would also like to thank
the pure junkin’ talent, Donna at
I was featured on FJI
for teaching me what “crate it up” means 
and featuring my worm sifter turned spice rack.
Thank you, Donna!
And thank you, Amanda at
 for featuring my Nancy Fishelson Inspired French Gray Chair.

I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day!

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  1. Are you kidding me? I’ve never seen those at my other house (target). I nearly choked when you posted this…lol. I can’t wait to see what you do with them. Cute pics btw, I love the freckles : )

  2. Jenni says:

    Oh, those sparkling gems are so pretty, and I can’t wait to see your project with them! I also love the earrings you won! :)

    Congratulations also on your worm sifter and chair ) being featured! That chair is out of this world, by the way! You are so talented, and definitely deserve the mentions! :)

    Have a blessed night!


  3. Muffin top? What muffin top.You look nothing short of gorgeous! ;-)

    Nice work at Target. I wonder made your son point them out to you? How sweet of him!

  4. You sure have the good luck charm working for you! I never win giveaways, so to win two…amazing!!! Congrates!

    Thanks for dropping my name and link and posting about the earrings! I think they look FAB on you!


  5. Please… ain’t no muffin top…you are adorable! and very funny! I may have to check out the gems at Target, gift card or not.

  6. Can’t wait to see what you do with the gems! LOVE those earrings, just classic and beautiful. You always make me smile! Have a happy week!

  7. You are killing me LOL! I reckon I’d rather die laughing than crying,right? Awesome about the little sparklies, can’t wait to see what you do(told you you were a rising star!)!

  8. Meg says:

    Ha! I’m so glad you found something with the awesome thumb-war gift card you won! I, too, can’t wait to see what creative genius you come up with for the gems! Your little twin pics down there are too cute. I love ‘em!

  9. ~*~LOVE the vase filler gems!!! Excited to see what you do with them~*~* :) Rachel

  10. Allison says:

    That’a great picture of you, Jami! I’m looking forward to seeing your project with your new gems.

  11. julie says:

    Jami, you are beautiful! That’s a great shot of you. Those earring are awesome as well. I never wear earrings and my mom is constantly on me telling me I need to wear them more.

    Looking forward to your finished project with the gems!

  12. Becky says:

    I never win either… but I guess you need it more you do have twins! I don’t know how you create with two just under two but you are amazing! Congratulations!

  13. Jami, you’re totally rockin’ that Gorilla Glue t-shirt. Mine, I’m afraid, will not be worn so fashionably. Congrats on winning the Target gift card. Those little gems are incredible! I hope my local Target has them. I can’t wait to see what magic you whip up with them! Jenn

  14. Hi Jamie, Congrats on your wins. Love the earrings and anytime you have free money to spend at target is a good day! I am anxious to see what you create with the new baubles.
    Hugs, Sherry

  15. says:

    ohhh, how I love those prism things! All shiny and sparkly!
    Great earrings! I love my gorilla glue t-shirt too. :)
    I’ve entered all kinds of blog giveaways for a target card, if I win… I know what I will be getting!

  16. Andrea - Faded Plains says:

    I found your blog a couple weeks ago…and have to say…it’s fast become a favorite. You do the best diy projects…and I’m anxiously waiting to see what you do with the sparkling gems.

  17. Holly says:

    Great wins. LOVE those gems…and the earrings look great with the Gorilla Glue T-shirt! I see no muffin top anywhere!

  18. Rachel says:

    Wow, you are so lucky!! I love those earrings! And what a great find at Target – can’t wait to see what you have in store with those crystal beads!

    Oh, and those cookie-monster invites are super cute!

  19. Lolly Jane says:

    your blog is so fun! glad i found ya at sassy’s friend friday linkup!

    come visit us sometime. :)kelli & kristi

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