Monthly Archives: March 2012

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Easter Goodies

Our Easter Gift Tags/Stickers are now on our website! Plus, don’t forget the coupon code EASTERSHIP expires today! Use it for FREE SHIPPING on your order!

Happy Spring!

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Balancing Act

Source: Making Things Happen

Will it matter when you are 80? Wow, strong words I’ve heard before and oh so true. My husband and I sat on the back porch of my husband’s Grannie’s back porch, enjoying the cool breeze and just talking on a Southern Alabama warm and breezy Sunday afternoon.  Now that she is 80, she has stories to tell. We love to sit and listen to her talk about her life and memories that she has made. Funny how I was going through email tonight and working at midnight trying to catch up after not doing much over the weekend (so I could enjoy some time with family) and I found this in an email … one of the many emails I haven’t taken a chance to read until now. It’s about finding balance, doing things that matter, not working for perfection.  Take some time to read this short post from Making Things Happen – you’ll be glad you did. Are you doing what really matters, what really counts today? Is what you are working towards now going to matter when you are 80? Hope so. I’ll have to say I am not the best at doing only things that really count. I have a “no” problem… something I need to work on so I can close some doors, just to open better ones, ones that count. I’m working towards that this year. Making progress, but it is hard to believe we are almost 1/3 of the way through the year… I have so much further to go. Are you with me? It’s Monday, a great day to start.

{My husband and daughter last week after her first ever on-stage performance
at church and art show in her classroom… now this really matters!}

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Easter T-Shirts & Cupcake Winner

Our Easter T-Shirts are on our website! We have limited sizes & quantities left from our Spring show, so get them while they are still in stock! We have a special coupon code at the end of this post for FREE shipping! We have a cute chick dressed in bunny ears and a sheep design.

Bunny Chick Design {girl version}

Our Lamb Design {boy version}

And we had a fun giveaway… Congratulations to the winner of our
Southern Living Big Book of Cupcakes Giveaway.


Kelly is the winner! Congratulations Kelly! We will email you today!

Don’t forget to use coupon code:
EASTERSHIP for free shipping on your order through Tuesday!


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Southern Living Cupcakes Book

As promised yesterday, we are giving away a SIGNED copy of Jan Moon’s Southern Living Big Book of Cupcakes. I picked up my own copy last week at Blue Willow in Birmingham, AL, and wanted to share one with one of you! It is filled with a ton of delicious cupcake recipes as well as cupcake tips & tricks.

Jan Moon is the owner of Dreamcakes in Homewood (Birmingham), AL.

Source: Dreamcakes Bakery

They have an adorable cupcake truck that makes stops around the Birmingham area… super cute and OH SO YUMMY!

So… would you like to win your own copy of the Big Book of Cupcakes filled with delicious cupcake recipes? Here’s how…

How Can I Win?
{Leave a comment for each item you do below to maximize your chances of winning!}
2. COMMENT BELOW on this post about why you would like to win
3. Blog about this giveaway (be sure to comment below with the link!)
4. Follow us on twitter @shophollydays
5. Tweet this: “Win a Southern Living Big Book of Cupcakes from @shophollydays”
6. Put our button on your blog
Ok, that’s it…
Good Luck!  Giveaway ends on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 12:00 Noon CST and we’ll announce the winner sometime Friday afternoon!
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Back to a better pace & cupcakes

Last week was one of those weeks- one of those busy, exhausting weeks! One that was just such a blur, I actually can’t even remember what happened from one day to the next – I was just operating in survival mode. The week prior, we had spent setting up and working our Spring show, Cottontails Village in Birmingham, Alabama.

{Our Booth}

{Our HollyDays Tree… my favorite part!}

{Party setup & coloring table for the kids}

{We’ll be putting our Easter clothing & stickers/tags on our website this week!}

Wow, I have to tell you, this time I was exhausted. I had some AMAZING wonderful help this year, too – My husband, Jen, Karan, my parents and my in-laws… A HUGE THANK YOU TO THEM! Doing the show for us, is basically setting up a 10×30′ STORE for 3 days and then to turn around and take it down come home and unload it again… wears me out just thinking about it!  We were so honored and excited to take home the 1st place booth award!


As we were tearing down the booth on Sunday evening, we got the message that my sweet friend, Lacey, was having her baby. She was just at the show the day before, so it’s a good thing the baby waited another day or else we could have had more excitement at the show than we could have handled! We packed up, went home to drop off the trailer, said goodbye to my parents who were watching our daughter and headed out the door with one of our hospital door signs and went to the hospital and waited for the sweet baby. She was born right after 10:30pm. We went home a little after that to get our little one in bed. The next day, we visited the hospital again so we could see the baby. As you can see, my Karidyn is in LOVE with this sweet new friend, Layla Westyn.

She is already a best buddy of her older sister, Ava Greer.

After all, they’ve been friends since they could sit in my office floor and play and Karidyn could pull AG’s hair!


Anyway, let me get back on track… show, return, unpack, catch-up and then start working on the new show orders… whew! Yes, I’m tired, but feeling good that orders from the show are actually going to start going out TOMORROW! Yay! We have a ton ready, just ready to be packaged up and shipped out.

Well, I’m off to get working on some new projects and glad to finally be back to a {more} normal pace! Keep up with this week on our Blog, Facebook or Twitter… we’ll be giving away a SIGNED COPY of Jan Moon’s Southern Living Big Book of Cupcakes! {YUMMY!}

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