This Is My Habitat Contest

A few days ago, I learned about This Is My Habitat Contest from Decor8 (read her post, really worth reading) and Caroline of Patchwork Harmony. I just wanna do a repost on this for those who may have not heard about it yet. It is an exciting competition that I want to share.

Habitat is a UK-based international home furnishing company with stores in France, Spain, Germany and retail partners in Turkey, New Zealand, Thailand, Iceland, and more.

As part of its new “This Is My Habitat” campaign, it gives one winner the chance to have their home featured online, star in a photoshoot, plus a trip for two to London, 2 nights in a luxury hotel with shopping money too! 34 runners up (one per store) will each receive a £100 Habitat gift card.

Here are celebrities featured in their homes with their own Habitat pieces.

Grace Richardson
(check out the sofa, the ceramic vase and the large floor lamp)


Ruth and Matthew Gore
(check out the chest of drawers and the mirror)


Helena Christensen
(check out the Sofa and the nest tables)

If you live in the UK, upload a photo of you in your home, featuring your favorite Habitat piece. Don’t forget to read the rules before joining.

Brandi Carlile Fall Concert Tour Series

It’s another day when I wish that airplane tickets doesn’t cost like a year/s-worth-of-salary. Oh, how I wish I could see one of Brandi Carlile’s gig. She’s going on a Fall Concert Tour Series across the US. If you live near, click here to enter the contest and win free tickets to the show. Runners-up will win a copy of her latest album “Give Up the Ghost”.

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I’ve been
And how I got to where I am
But these stories don’t mean anything
When you’ve got no one to tell them to
It’s true…I was made for you
I climbed across the mountain tops
Swam all across the ocean blue
I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules
But baby I broke them all for you
Because even when I was flat broke
You made me feel like a million bucks
You do
I was made for you
You see the smile that’s on my mouth
It’s hiding the words that don’t come out
And all of my friends who think that I’m blessed
They don’t know my head is a mess
No, they don’t know who I really am
And they don’t know what
I’ve been through like you do
And I was made for you…
All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I’ve been
And how I got to where I am
But these stories don’t mean anything
When you’ve got no one to tell them to
It’s true…I was made for you.

Win A Year’s Worth of Stationery – The Papermash Giveaway

Who doesn’t want to win a lovely set of stationery and a one year’s worth at that! Can you imagine the joy? Well, Lynne of Tea for Joy blog is sponsoring this huge giveaway to celebrate the opening of her new online shop, Papermash.
Here is a glimpse of the shop, so pretty, isn’t it?
and so full of lovely paper things, too!
Papermash Online Shop
polaroid notecards
wine bottle labels and bright pattern tags
decorative paper tapes
embossed notebooks
“milk and cookies” thank-you notecard
Hop over Tea for Joy to learn how you can win:)

Patchwork Harmony GIveaway Package Arrives

Today, a wonderful surprise from the mail man – the giveaway package from Caroline of Patchwork Harmony finally arrives! It feels soooo nice to receive a package by snail mail, and from such a far away place, too! =)

Oh my, the Easy Elegance book is filled with so many of beautiful shots and interior design ideas. I browse through all the pages today but it would take me a while to absorb everything from this gorgeous coffetable book. Now, as for the garden tool belt, I may have to use it to put in other stuff while I’m waiting for my green thumb to itch:) Thank you again, Caroline!


I lost my internet connection since yesterday and got it back only tonight! I’ll be posting more shots from this lovely book tomorrow:) Goodnight!

The Papemelroti Giveaway Contest

One of my favorite local shops, Papemelroti is hosting a giveaway and I’m more than happy to blog about it:) It’s called the Shiny Shinies Jewelry Contest. Everyone can enter, even those who live outside the Philippines and this is what you could win:

This unique chain necklace has accents of fish, a flower collage, heart, emerald, wreathe and fish beads all strung on a faux silver chain.

Deadline for entries is on 10:30 AM, August 8, 2009. Go here to enter!

Happenings and Giveaways from My Blog List

If you’ve been wond’ring what happened to the Shop of the Week segment, it’s still on. There were just some delays with the interviews but I’m so excited that two of them has already given their Q&As and they’re waiting to be featured this coming weeks.
The reason I decided not to post for this week is because I wanted to give these shop owners the entire week, all 7 days for themselves. As you can see, those who will be featured as Shop of the Week will have their Etsy widget or button on the sidebar for the whole week. I know that most of these wonderful sellers already have a huge following but I hope that my blog can help somehow in inviting more people or customers to their shops. So again, I’m calling out to anyone who’s interested to be participate, send me a note at

Anyway, I’m posting some of these lovely happenings and giveaways from the beautiful people on my blog list.

Ennui is hosting her 100th post giveaway over at her blog . The giveaway at stake? A pair of leather sandals created by the Tamahumara Indian tribe sold over at Nikki’s shop, Zuzsi. Hop over Ennui, and you have until the 15th to enter.


Have you heard about it from High Street Market?

This lovely set of tables and chairs are perfect for your patio or garden:) It’s on SUPER SALE at Anthropologie with the table and chairs marked down from $498.00 to $99.95 & from $248.00 to $69.95!!! Btw, her blog just got a facelift and it looks great=)


Have you heard it from Tea for Joy?

Orange Pekoe is offering a giveaway- a free afternoon tea for two. If you live in London, you surely know the place and you are eligible to win. So hop over Tea for Joy now to enter.


This cute elephants printable notecard is yours for free from Rachel B. Blog.
Makes you smile, does it? 🙂


Do you live in Philly?
oh Joy! is having a sample shop sale in the area.
Drop by her blog to know more!


Another great giveaway from How About Orange:
these Brown Links Vase Set from Accent Furniture Direct.
You have until Friday, (7/10/09) at midnight CDT so go here to enter.

Jen of Made By Girl has new print on her shop.

For someone who loves blogs and coffee, i really think i should have this on my wall.

hmmm… never too late, maybe one of these days:)

I’m a Patchwork Harmony Giveaway Winner

How wonderful it is to wake up with a lovely surprise! Caroline of Patchwork Harmony hosted a giveaway last week for her 100th post celebration. And what do you know! I won the 1st prize, weeeee! Gosh, it’s my first time to win anything, I’m so thrilled! Thank you so much Caroline!


Camouflage Company Tool Belt ; Easy Elegance Design Book

These are my prizes, isn’t it sweet? 🙂