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Sunday, December 18, 2011


(This one is going to be Big!)

To spread some holiday cheer and celebrate the Annie Sloan American Tour,Robyn Story Designs is excited to announce this wonderful giveaway.

Each WINNING basket includes two fabulous pots of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Annie Sloan Soft Wax in clear and dark, and Annie's book Quick & Easy Paint Transformations. You read that right!!  Robyn Story Designs is having an ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT GIVEAWAY!  

Want more of an opportunity to win?  Check out all retailers of this Fabulous product in North America!  This is a national giveaway.  That means there are over 100 opportunities to win because EACH of us are offering this basket!  So REGISTER TO WIN HERE FIRST and take a tour of North America yourself!!!

Plus there’s even more! It Gets Better!!

In addition to the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway, the lucky winner of the holiday basket from each shop across North America, will be entered for a chance to win a $350 gift certificate from Annie Sloan Unfolded. It is good toward your choice of a credit on your Annie Sloan American Tourregistration fee or $350.00 in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! The big winner will be announced on Annie's Blog on January 10, 2012.

Check out all of the exciting details for the
and read all about this incredible event!
 Sound Good? Great! Here is how you get started to win BIGin the Annie Sloan American Tour and Chalk Paint Giveaway here at Robyn Story Designs.

  1.  Become a follower of Annie Sloan’s Blog  and comment with "American Tour 2012"
  2.  Become a follower of Robyn Story Designs blog and comment with "American Tour 2012"
  3. For an EXTRA entry be sure to "like" me on FACEBOOK and make an additional comment on the blog letting me know that you did that!!
  4. AND FOR ONE MORE ENTRY - come into the store and tell us you read about it on the blog and we'll enter you AGAIN.
The giveaway starts NOW and Robyn Story Designs will announce the winner on this blog on New Year's Eve. Now wouldn't that be a special way to start 2012!!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

A great new giveaway

There is a great new giveaway with lots of chances to win. Check it out and take a chance. It has all of my kind of goodies!        Go on my facebook page or go straight to Lavender Garden Cottage on facebook and enter to win. Good Luck

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Adorable giveaway that would make any child, or prim collector very happy.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A moment that may change my life forever

        Today, the baby and I went to a quaint NH town to look at a house. A 30 acre historic farmhouse, with lots of animals. At the moment it is not a working farm, and how I wish I could turn it into one. But me and a 10 year old just can't do it by ourselves. When I think of my friends and all of the equipment and the help they have, reality hits. The main house is 4+ bedrooms minimum and it just goes on and on. Then it has a great little house attached where I can see myself growing old peacefully, while the kids live in the main house and run the farm.
         The house itself is very very old. The main house 1865 and the little house 1760  need extensive work. The main house bedrooms don't have heat, nor any vents for heat to rise. So help from my followers, do I fall in love with a farmer or a carpenter/electrician etc. etc. At my age I don't think I will find either. Summers at the house would be a dream in itself, maybe, who knows I will work at it.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Today starts a brand new year. My daughter and I started the New Year off volunteering at the local food pantry. She really enjoys helping out and I think it will always be a part of her life, in all actuality it is what makes the world go round everyday. So I know I am suppose to make all sorts of resolutions, but we all know in a week they are finished and put away until the next year in oh maybe a week. So this year I am going to instill in myself to continue on my crazy journey to living as frugally as possible, not keeping up with the Jones, because we all know what happens when the cash dries up, the Jones don't wave to you anymore and living more in the dirt than I ever have. Deanna is going to be 11 this year and if I don't make even more of an effort to keep her plugging away right along with me, I will lose her to the garbage of what is all around her. We will learn values this year. Happy New Year everyone and let me know what you are all doing on your farms, in your shops or at your kitchen tables.