11.18.2010

Pink & Green Thursday & some IMP info!

First the the uglies.....then on to the pretties-

1. IF YOU COMMITTED TO THE  THE PREPPY CHRISTMAS SWAP AND HAVEN'T GIVEN YOUR PARTNER YOUR ADDRESS, PLEASE CHECK YOUR MAIL B/C I THINK THEY ARE TRYING TO GET YOU:) SEVERAL OF YA!

OR

IF YOU COMMITTED TO THE SWAP AND GOT YOUR PACKAGE, PLEASE LET THEM KNOW SO THEY AREN'T WONDERING IF IT'S LOST IN SPACE OR IN A OLD MAIL TRUCK DOWN BY THE BAY-

OR

IF YOU COMMITTED TO THE SWAP AND ARE READING THIS AND WON'T EVEN REPLY TO MY NOR YOUR PARTNERS EMAILS- WELL, I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY- OTHER THAN I AM SAD

It's not fair to those who put their heart/time/money/thought into gifts not to receive a package in return or even an email.......

I can't tell you the # emails I have gotten since the first week the partners were sent out. I have had issues with  about 20% of them. I have tried to help each & everyone to the best of my ability. I, like you, don't know all these people so my hands are tied, as yours. I will apologize to you since I put the swap on. I really didn't expect to have so many commit and then not follow through, for this I am so sorry.



I didn't want to have to blog about this but when the partners/I can't get a reply and they are updating their blogs & on twitter,  know they are online and this is just the last possible way I know to try to contact.

Dang, that didn't feel too good typing that......ugh
that's not my demeanor.period. I don't like it when 
there is strife, that's why this upsets me so.






2. {as if 1 wasn't enough!}
Don't forget to enter my Invite Cottage giveaway....
who couldn't use a $50 GC to her precious shop?
I know I could! Ending soon!!
{it's posted on the sidebar}

3. IF YOU DID receive your swap pacakge :)
we will be linking up for Fridays post. {tomorrow}
I will have itgo off at midnight for those of you who do yours the
day/night prior. At 12am Me Linky will be available-
I can't wait to see all your goodies!!

If you already blogged about them, just link
that days post.

4. Flip Flops & Pearls is coming to a town near you!!
IF you live in Houston that is:)
Let me know if your in the area- I will be there for a few days after Thanksgiving!!

5. Thanks to all who played along on House Tour Tuesday!!
We had a great turn out-considering it was new and pretty much last minute:)
Next weeks them is: "Two things in the house I am thankful for"-
{other than the hubs, kids & fur babies cause well....that's a GIVEN!}
put on your thinking  BURBERRY caps & grab your cameras y'all!!






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Now....on to our regularly scheduled blog post- enjoy girlies!

{images from herehere, here,  here, here & here}

I just love the feel of the vintag-ie / cottage /shabby chic homes......
enjoy the eye candy!































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12 comments :

  1. I am so sorry for your stress, dearie. =( You are so appreciated for your efforts! We are long overdue for our chat, BTW. ;)

    Love your pink&green eye candy, as well. I am dying for a big, deep, old soaking tub like that one pictured.

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  2. I'm so sorry that you have been placed in such a difficult situation. I hope that those who may not be getting a response understand and are still able to appreciate , the hard work and efforts you have put into coordinating such a fun event.

    These are beautiful pictures .. especially loving the white bed and attic bathroom.. that tub is so rustic and inviting!!! Bleesings my friend... I'm going to drop you an email ..xo HHL

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  3. Sorry for the stress blooming out of something meant to be fun! LOVELY photos!

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  4. I just wanted to let you know, I received my gift from sweet Emily (she received mine as well). It was amazing. WE both agreed, the swap was a lot of fun.

    I am often confused by others. In this case, I don't understand why you would agree to participate then leave someone hanging. Not returning emails is just plain RUDE. I once participated in a swap on another blog, bought the items, then never heard back from my partner after several attempts to contact her via email for her address (this was after we initially spoke about being partners). Grr...this is my rant for the day.

    "Home Tour Tuesday" was a blast. I can't believe all the people who came to check out my kitchen. Great idea!

    Have a fantastic Thursday, my friend!

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  5. Ugh, isn't it a shame that you even had to write something like that? I tell you what, that is one of my biggest pet peeves---lack of follow through. I mean if you don't want to participate, don't---it's that simple! Sorry about that! I know it was probably a little stressful for you! I wish I would have participated now, it does sound neat!

    Those pictures are beautiful, as usual. I would love to have those antique doors in that one picture. So much character!

    Have a good and (HAPPY) Thursday!
    And yay for next week's Home Tour Theme---up and ready so more can link up!

    Hugs!

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  6. love these images!! it makes me want to have a home of my own to decorate!
    melayne and i have both exchanged gifts -- excited to link up tomorrow to post! i'm sorry to hear that others who signed up to participate have since neglected their responsibilities!!

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  7. Just wanted you to know that Jules & I have kept in contact. She's busy and so am I, but both of our swap gifts are "in process." ;)

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  8. I hate you are having to deal with all that. I didn't mean to burden you, I just wantd you to know. On the hand, I love shabby chic!

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  9. Beautiful pics. Sorry people dropped the ball-big pet peeve of mine. Have a great day
    xoxo
    SC

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  10. I hate you are having to deal with the stress. I don't get why you would sign up and not bother to follow through. I was crazed and didn't get Katie's gift in the mail until this week but I did let her know what was going on. I am waiting to do my post on my lovely gift until I know she got mine.
    I love that huge mirror in the living room picture.

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  11. I'm sorry about your bummer experience with the swap! I've not received one from my partner before and I've had my packages not make it to their destination. So frustrating. At least you tried though right? : ) Make sure you check BBRG in the morning. You'll find a surprise there!

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  12. I'm so glad you found me! Yay for Alabama girls! Love the photos in this post and the background music. I'm a new follower. :)

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