For 2017

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, October 01, 2012

Monday, Monday . . . so good to me and you!

Why is this going to be a good day for you?  Because I was approached by Geetha who wanted to give me a chance to offer you a $50 gift card to Shabby Apple!  A vintage collection store.

This was my favorite dress.



The Academy Awards skirt speaks volumes—six layers of flouncy tulle cut just below the knees kind of volume to be exact.  Our take on the holiday midi sits at your natural waist and drops into a full circle skirt that is fully lined.  Pair it with our Oscars shirt or your favorite silky top for a look that will have you clutching all the style awards this season and thanking all the little people...

You can chose anything you like.  Now if you go to that site and you find something you like and don't win - they'll give you 10% off any product using this coupon code: chattycrone10off and this coupon will be valid for one month.

SHABBY APPLE sure has a lot of unique and cute clothes.  I truly enjoyed looking at all of them!  Very eclectic which I love.
 
What you need to do to win - let's make it short and sweet!  (You do have to have an address in the USA.)


Easy right?  That's it.  You can leave up to three comments/chances.

1.  1st. Chance - Like them on facebook - you have to do this. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shabby-Apple/56291792791

2.  2nd. Chance- Leave a comment on here telling me which outfit you like best.  You have to do this.

3.  3rd. Chance- If you're a follower and you do not have to be a follower - leave a comment you're a follower and you get an extra chance to win. This is optional.

Contest ends October 2nd at 8pm - I'll have my grandson pick a name from a hat and then I'll let you know on Wednesday's blog who won.


Okay men - you can enter to win your wife an outfit! 
Here's a cute one that was shown in Southern Living.  
Isn't this kind of cute?


They have a variety of fun clothes and unique designs.  
Now here is a little thought for the day.


A little Irish Blessing for you.

“May you always be blessed with walls for the wind. A roof for the rain. A warm cup of tea by the fire. Laughter to cheer you. Those you love near you. And all that your heart might desire."  An old Irish Proverb    

 Remember the Mammas and the Pappas???
 
 

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75 comments:

Jojo said...

Love the Mamas and the Pappas!

Shelly said...

I've seen Shabby Apple stuff and I like it- thanks!

Beth said...

I love that song!

andy said...

Happy monday! !!!!!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

The Irish knew how to write a blessing.

Renae said...

oh I grew up on that song!!!! many memories. Thanks for the compliment on me bracelets. I'll be back to enter to win!!! (just pick me, k?) and HAPPY OCTOBER TO YOU, TOO!!!

Maple Lane said...

Such a sweet Irish blessing and I loved the Mamas and Papas. Enjoy the rain.

Gloria Hood said...

I love all the rings, earings and bags!!! Of course I am a follower! lol

Bev said...

I love those clothes...they are WONDERFUL... I think my favourite is the Bianca dress!!! I would love to be in the draw...and YES I have an American address!!!

Happy Monday...

magie said...

I really like the Irish blessing..all the truly important things in life indeed :)
Magie x

Rob-bear said...

Bear isn't much into dresses. Especially ones that are shabby. Besides, I don't think one could obtain that apparel in Canada. Just as well. Shabby isn't chic.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I always liked the Mamas and the Papas music. Have a wonderful day!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Blessings to you this beautiful Monday!

jack69 said...

Oh shucks, you put the Mamas and Pappas on. I played it for Sherry and just after there was 'Dream a little dream of Me' by Mama Cass. Sherry loved that smooth voice. I wish I could hear it good.

She remembers most every thing. She said you were away, far away in the Mediterranean when she sang that.
Yep her memory is good.
Good read thanks....

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love this giveaway! I 'like' Shabby Apple on FB!!

Yes I have a USA address too! he he

hugs, Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So many cute dresses! I could see Sara in that adorable dress called Conservatory Garden! I would get that for her or for me the Eiffel Tower necklace...ohh lala!! hugs, Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

My 3rd entry! Yes I am one of your followers and love love you and your blog! Hugs, Linda

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I like them on FB.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm a long time follower ;-)

EM Illustrator said...

I like the clothes...lovely! :) Nice Irish blessing! Happy Monday My friend! Hugs x

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I like Da Vinci. And El Dorado. And Racquet Club. I need to stop looking ;-)

Godsgalnj said...

I love the Ipanema dress! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WELL HELLO THERE!

First of all, I am coming after seeing that you visited me. You are a friend of Renae? She is super. I just adore her, her wit, her writing potential, OH.....EVERYTHING about her.

I LOVE SHABBY APPLE and this singing group from my childhood!

You comment on my post was wonderful. YES, I am trying to put out a message. And ask Renae who is getting to know me; I love poetry. I would rather create a softer way to say something and provide my readers a change to see something from a different perspective.

I am a French teacher. I resigned last year and this year I am looking to substitute at least three days a week to pursue ART and writing. And I have always known it is hard, but not until you are IN IT and experience the difficulties do you really know. I am not a quitter, but for family reasons, I am wondering if I should just readjust my focus and forget about pursuing the dream to write and do artistry, return back to full-time teaching and just do the other stuff as a hobby, whenever. But something is calling me to do this...but it is a painful process and I have to weigh out the risks.

I am glad you enjoyed the photos and my attempt to wax poetical! DO COME BACK NEXT WEEK!!! Many thanks, Anita

Cranberry Morning said...

I loved the Mamas and Papas! Monday, Monday - California Dreamin', etc. They had a great sound. sigh.

Have a lovely day, Sandie!

Nonnie said...

I loved all their songs! Dream a Little Dream of Me. Have a great day!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I liked them on Facebook.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I found two bracelets that I like:
Francy's Bracelet
Bianca Bracelet

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am a follower.
(also, love that song!)

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, I sure do remember the Mamas and the Pappas, what a good group. I loved Mama Cass. She had a beautiful voice.
Thank you for the Irish blessing. It was beautiful. Have a nice day. Blessings dear friend. Catherine xoxo

DeanO said...

I do remember the MaMa's and the PaPa's. great music

Mimi said...

HI!!!
I grew up dancing and singing to the MAMA'S and the Papa's!!!Loved their songs....
sad about some of the roads in life they chose....
Love that dress..I will pop over to facebook and LIKE them!!!
Great offer!!
hugs,
jamie

Ann said...

I looked but couldn't find anything. Guess I'm not in a shopping mood....lol

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

I just liked Shabby Apple on Facebook.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I'm a follower of your blog :)

Dee

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...


I love the Shabby Apple - Garden Isle
dress.

Dee

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I will check out that site. I have a feeling though that the dress would not look as good on my lumpy, bumpy body as it does on the model.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Of course I remember the Mammas and the Pappas.........never heard of Shabby Apple

Love Of Quilts said...

I am a follower so enter me too!

Mevely317 said...

I'm nothing if not obedient ...lol! How did you ever discover this site, Sandie? ... I LOVE their "fit to flatter" style guide, and so many choices for us "real" ladies. My (so far!) favorite is Washington Square Park.

Yes, you KNOW I'm a happy follower, and I've also "liked" them on FB.

Whew, Monday's almost OVER!

Retired English Teacher said...

Loved the Mammas and Pappas. Didn't they have the best sound?

BECKY said...

So cute!! Love that vintage clothing!

Pondside said...

No US address, but just dropping in to say 'Happy Monday' right back!

Mimi said...

HI!!
I LIKED them on facebook and told them I love everything but my favorite dress was GOLDEN AFTERNOON.....so vintage looking!!!
hugs,
jamie

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

I am not familiar with the Shabby Apple, but I am pretty well acquainted with just plain old shabby. :)

Ms. A said...

Lettin' you know number 501 is here!

SquirrelQueen said...

I love that song!
I liked Shabby Apple on FB as Judy W.

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm not much for dresses or skirts but I love the Dark Secrets of Wonderland bracelet.

SquirrelQueen said...

Follower? Yep, that would be me.

What a fun giveaway Sandie.

Lynn said...

Love that song!

Debbie said...

OK, I'll admit something: I set up a Words on Wheels facebook a while back since I don't have one of my own, and I am STILL to stupid to figure it out. I don't know how to "like" things. (Stop that snickering missy....) I can't enter, but I can say that the clothes looked right up my Whimsy's alley.

Granny Annie said...

Being part Irish, I must say I love the blessing. Thanks for sharing it and The Mamas and the Papas, definitely from my era.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is a cute, cute dress, but I don't do Facebook and all that jazz. LOL! I can barely do blogger from the looks of it, and this IPAD can only be had in the wee hours 'cause it goes to work. ;-)

Don't know what to do about the issues. I have an email address that someone sent some confounded virus to in an effort to hijack my blog. They sent it supposedly from a blog email. Yeah. Right. I fell for it. So I had to walk away before they hacked me. Or so I thought. What do I know about all this mess??? Not much!

I miss chatting with my favorite Chatty Crone. This Crone wants to email you, so if you get one from Sheila you know it's me, okay? I want to email you from my business address.

XO,

She

The Quintessential Magpie said...

By business I mean where I commune with the word not play on my blog. That one. :-) I'd rather play on my blog, though. Miss you! Thanks for the suggestions and he moral support on my blogger issues.

The Café Sucré Farine said...

What a fun site! I love that orange "decadence" dress but it sure would be hard to make a choice - there's a zillion lovely outfits!

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie,I have liked Shabby Apple on Facebook. Blessings, Catherine xoxo

Remington said...

Very cool!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there! Thank you for coming back to visit and you are QUITE PERCEPTIVE!!! If you ever want to chat and contact me, I do have a CONTACT button right under the music under my header. Please visit when you can! Anita

Renae said...

OK I'M HERE ENTERING MY POST!

Renae said...

AND ... AGAIN! hahahahaha.

Renae said...

... and ...again!

you said we could do it three times, right?

yes my doggie is so cute. She has a happy, bubbly personality and now that she is a year old, she is much more obedient - FINALLY.

Mary Beth said...

I like Shabby Apple on Facebook.

Mary Beth said...

I like the Aquaria dress.

Nonnie said...

I like the Ursa dress and hat from the Zoology collection. I "liked" them on FB. And I am a blog follower of Chatty Crone!!

Dee said...

Fun video...The Mamas and the Papas were a great group.Shabby Apple has some cool stuff.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh my. I actually met that group way back. Two gals and myself went to see them in Concert for two hours. My one friend had a ticket each for us. Her husbands best friend was a news guy so he got the tickets for us. They came to City TV. I was so surprised to see Momma move. Her in her boots. So sad she died.

They all had some voices and could Momma move. Thanks for sharing.

I am late getting in today.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I sure DO remember the Mama's and Papa's...in fact your blog title, that was the first thing that came to mind. And...naturally, I'll be humming the song until I fall asleep later tonight, I'm sure.

I'll telly Sandie, you can withhold my name in the giveaway this time [and this time only...LOL...for future prize drawings] 'cause I just won a book giveaway...and I want others to win like I did. But, NEXT time!!!

Mary said...

Ah..Monday Monday. I do sometimes have issues with that day. Good going on the Shabby Apple. Oooo, I hope I win, I hope, I win....

Mary said...

El Dorado...in bright orange is my choice. That's a great feminine dress.

Walking on Sunshine said...

That is a pretty dress! AND you changed your blog! Looks really nice!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Sandie, Just trying to catch up a little.... Looks like you are blogging every other day now. How is that working out?

Love the Mammas and the Papas.... Always loved Mama Cass's voice. I was so sad when she died.

Hope you are doing well.
Hugs,
Betsy

Crystal Mary said...

My daughter has all my antique clothing.. can you believe it?? AND, she wears much of it that I could never fit into now. I love the Mama's and the Papas... Monday Monday...
Hey, its Tuesday here today. AND,
I loved your baby hippo on FB. Isn't it amazing how we are all suckers when it comes to anything little. it must be the mother nurture part of us. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Sandie~So happy to be back! I remember many tunes by the Mamas and Papas. The lyrics were always so fun to sing and dance to.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Alice Arthigton said...

yeah it figures i haven't felt well for cuple days and found this 5am cental time wens day

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Wow, I must say that you really look good in that dress!

SweetMarie said...

I can't believe I missed this giveaway! I love that black dress with the red! We've been enclosing the garage to make a bedroom for Kyle and he is giving his room to his great uncle. I'm tired!!!