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Monday, December 6, 2010

homemade gifts: embellished picture frame (& nursery love giveaway)

When we lived in Seattle, one of our favorite family outings was feeding the giraffes at the Woodland Park Zoo.  It began for Princess a serious love of all things giraffe.  Books, toys, clothing, stuffed animals--if it is related to giraffes in any way, she is all over it.

So when I came across an adorable giraffe alphabet print on an Etsy shop called Nursery Love, I knew it would be the perfect accent piece for her room (and a great Christmas gift!)  Knowing I already had a matted frame that I had found on clearance a few months ago stashed away in the closet, I ordered the 4x6 print and checked that one off my list.  Until, of course, the print arrived in the mail and I pulled out the frame, only to discover the frame was matted to fit a 5x7 print.  Oops.

I had two choices.  I could a.) buy a new frame or b.) get creative.

Guess which one I chose?  (hint: buying a new frame wouldn't be a very interesting blog post.)

I gathered up a few craft supplies I had scattered around the house & got to work.

I pretty much just made it up as I went along and didn't really worry about making any of it too perfect--I wanted it to be a little "messy."  If I were to do it again, I probably would've skipped the extra embellishments, but since Princess prefers everything a little "over the top," it is probably perfect for her.

In addition to absolutely adorable prints, Nursery Love has the sweetest selection of super cute vintage & handmade original toys, children's art, books, & more.  As part of 30 days of Holiday Cheer, one lucky reader will win the exact 4x6" giraffe print featured above.

Here is how to enter:

Mandatory Entry:

-Visit Nursery Love's Etsy Shop and tell me your favorite item.  (1 entry)

Optional Bonus Entries:

-Become a follower of Living Well, Spending Less via Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, or RSS feed.  Leave a separate comment below to tell me how you are following. (1 entry)

-Become a follower of PunkRockMomma.com (1 entry)

-"Like" Living Well, Spending Less on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment below. (1 entry)

-Follow me on Twitter.  Leave a separate comment below. (1 entry)

-Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter or post it on your Facebook wall.  Leave 3 separate comments below. (3 entries)

-Post a link on your blog to this giveaway.  Leave 3 separate comments below.   (3 entries)

Entries for this giveaway will be accepted through December 21st, and I will draw a winner at random using Random.Org on December 22nd.

Did you vote today? Click here (and thank-you!)


  1. My favorite item on Nursery Love's Etsy shop is the yellow coat rack, it is so cute for nursery's for both sexes!

  2. Love, Love, LOVE the snow flake garland - and what a BARGAIN! ;)

  3. I LOVE the red chalkboard. So cute!

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  5. I shared the giveaway on my FB page #1

  6. I shared the giveaway link on FB #3

  7. My favorite item is the door handle.

  8. All so cute, but really, I'd buy the giraffe print for Baby Boy's nursery...it matches his jungle theme room perfectly! (and while I was there I bought the Holiday Card Hanger - for $1.95 how could I not??)


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