Modgenes Giveaway Winner!!


{Lena  Naef}

Congratulations Lena!

Thanks so much to ModGenes Designs for sponsoring this giveaway. Be sure to check out their Etsy shop for more beautiful custom prints!

This Monday is the official start of the “week of love” on Lady Lullabuy’s Blog, and I’ve got a BIG surprise for you. I’ll give you a hint. If you’re thinking of cooking up something special for your Valentine, than you are going to want to enter to win this week’s giveaway!

Have a great weekend everyone!


January Giveaway Winner!

I am proud to announce the winner of January Giveaway on Lady Lullabuy’s Blog….

!!!CONGRATULATIONS April Van Brunt !!!!!!

My rosette bib necklaces were a smash hit over the holidays. I plan to try my hand at a few more of these rosette tutorials.

I love this lamp posted on Creations by Kara. My lamps look so boring compared to this one!

The Smallest Sparrow’s rosette picture frame would make a precious addition to a little girls nursery!

I’ve had a few requests for rosette headbands and hair clips. Check out Rosemary Watson’s Rosette Headband Tutorial to learn how to make these beautiful accessories.

The possibilities are endless!

Don’t forget to enter this week’s special giveaway by ModGenes. These prints are sure to make a memorable Valentine’s Day for someone you love! Speaking of Valentine’s Day, be sure to comment below and let me know how you plan to celebrate!



In honor of this being my 100th post, I am excited to announce this very special giveaway. I’ve been chomping at the bit to share it with you for the last several weeks so consider this an early Valentine’s gift for being one of my adored readers. I am so enjoying this inspiration journey with you. Your presence and your comments mean more to me than you know…. tear… sniff…. sniff. Now on to the good stuff!!!

It all began a couple of months ago when I stumbled on this print by ModGenes on Project Nursery’s blog.

Wedding Song Custom Print

Clark and I wrote Salem’s name into Edelweiss from The Sound of Music when he was just an infant. We’ve sung it as a nursery rhyme to him ever since. This particular print matches perfectly with his nursery theme! Needless to say, I fell in love with their collection of customized prints. AND the best part is….

Drum roll please….

Modgenes is giving away an 8×10 of this print to one lucky subscriber to Lady Lullabuy’s blog! You can customize it with your wedding song or your favorite nursery rhyme, or you can select an 8×10 from one of these customizable featured items.

LOVE print

ABC-I Love you print

I love this Lots of Love print!

This would be a precious wedding or baby gift. You can customize it with your gift-ees name and special occasion date in a variety of vibrant colors!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This giveaway is open for ONE WEEK ONLY until midnight on Friday, February 4, 2011. This will give you enough time to choose and customize a print for someone you love this Valentine’s Day. Or, if you prefer to boycott the love holiday, choose a print for yourself as a way of showing yourself the love… just because you’re worth it!


Step 1. Make sure that you are subscribed to Lady Lullabuy’s blog.

Step 2. Comment on this post telling me who you want to share the ModGenes love with this Valentine’s Day…. even if it is yourself!


Step 1. Update your Facebook and Twitter status to say:

“I’ve just entered the ModGenes Giveaway on Lady Lullabuy’s blog, and you should too!”

Step 2. Leave an additional comment for EACH status update.

Step 3. Follow ModGenes on Facebook and Twitter.

Step. 4 Follow Lady Lullbuy’s Blog on Facebook and Twitter.

Step 5. Leave an additional comment for EACH “follow” from Step 3 and 4.

Step 6. Look in the mirror and say, “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, people like me.”

Step 7. Comment back here admitting that you actually gave the above love to yourself.

That’s a total of EIGHT opportunities to win! Be sure to check out ModGenes Etsy shop for more unique prints and gift ideas!



La Vie En Rosettes- part deux

I got a little carried away with making fabric rosettes this holiday season, but, overall, I’m pretty pleased with the outcome.

I had some fabric left over from Amelia’s bedding, and voila! I made this Black Satin Pin Dot Rosette Bib Necklace for my mother. Almost every piece of clothing she owns is black and white, so I added a little color to liven things up. Love you, Mom!

I went shopping in my jewelry box and pulled out any partner-less earrings, stray beads, outdated strands, and unwearable baubles and simply recycled them. I gave this necklace to my sister. I love the look of pearls and denim. So feminine. That’s why I call this piece the Fedenim Rosette Bib Necklace . Ha!

Fabric rosettes are all the rage right now. You can purchase either of these necklaces thru my Etsy shop…


You can enter to win the JANUARY GIVEAWAY!! One lucky reader will receive their choice of either of these fabric rosette bib necklaces.

To enter to win make sure you subscribe to my blog and leave a comment below.

For extra entries:

1. Update your Facebook and Twitter status linking back to this blog post.

2. “Like” Lady Lullabuy’s Blog on Facebook

3. Come back and leave a comment for each status update and Facebook “Like”.

Good luck, Everyone!


December Beadlush Giveaway Winner!!

CONGRATULATIONS ASHLEY CRAMER!!!!!  You’ve won the December Beadlush Giveaway!!

I am currently looking for giveaway sponsors for Lady Lullabuy’s blog. If you make or sell something that you would like to see featured here, please comment below and tell me about it. Perhaps you will be featured in one of our monthly giveaways!

Keep checking back for January’s giveaway coming soon!!

Beadlush December Giveaway!!!


This month’s giveaway comes to us from Beadlush!

While shopping for some inspiration for my Nursing Buy Design bracelet, I came across this locally owned shop, and I barely made it out of there without spending my life savings! This place not only provides the aspiring jewelry designer (such as myself) with a wealth of creative options, but for those of us who don’t yet know the difference between a bauble and a bead, everyone who works at Beadlush is knowledgeable and quick to offer help and suggestions.

Check out some of their designs!

Thanks to owner, Lydia Stern, Beadlush is sponsoring December’s giveaway with a jewelry kit that contains everything you need to make this versatile pearl necklace. Perhaps you are like me and you prefer to go the handmade route this holiday season. This would be a creative and thoughtful piece for one special woman on your gift list.

You can enter to win by subscribing to Lady Lullabuy’s blog and leaving a comment below.

Extra entries: “Like” Lady Lullabuy’s Blog and Beadlush on Facebook and come back and leave an extra comment (per “like”)

A winner will be chosen by  Wednesday, December 15th!

Good luck and Happy Holidays!!

November Giveaway Winner!

November’s giveaway winner of 52 Cheap Dates by Lynn Gordan is none other than….


Congratulations, Lucy! I’m cooking up December’s giveaway. Keep checking back to find out how you can win!

Home Health Spa

Turn your bathroom and living room into a health spa with fresh towels and homemade facial cleanser (cut a recipe out of a summer lifestyle magazine of your choice.) Or try out those sample-sized beauty products you’ve accumulated over time and haven’t had the heart to throw away. Be imaginative and make a menu of all the services your spa offers, from healthy edible snacks to scalp massages. Make special stationary, and send your date an appointment confirmation card.”

Transforming my house for Saturday night’s Great Cheap Date Challenge was in fact challenging. Setting the mood for our home spa night required relocating the Elmo potty seat to make room for a basket of candles, scrubs, and lotions next to the bathtub. Clark started asking me at 6 o’clock if we could put the kids to bed, which I thought was kind of cute. Part of the fun for both of us with these different date ideas, is the anticipation we feel leading up to our dates that we’re about to somehow make another special memory. While Clark and Salem worked in the yard all day Saturday, I spent the day in the kitchen with Mia putting together our gourmet spa menu (recipes soon to come). Everything was going swimmingly until Taylor Swift’s song “Never Grow Up” began to play while I was showing Mia how to hold the measuring spoons.

“Oh darling don’t you ever grow up, don’t you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh darling don’t you ever grow up, don’t you ever grow up
It could stay this simple
I won’t let nobody hurt you
Wont let no one break your heart
No one will desert you
Just try to never grow up
Never grow up”

Next thing I know, I’m boo hoo-ing in my Baker’s chocolate when Clark walks in and gives me that look that all men give like, “Seriously, you’re crying?” Just how long can I get away with blaming an episode like that on being postpartum?

Clark took care of the kid’s bedtime routine while I attempted to transform our living room into a luxurious health spa. I lit every candle in the house and had a YouTube playlist of relaxing and meditative instrumental music on repeat in the background. I scattered silk rose petals all over the living room floor (the very same ones that Clark used when he proposed), and I had all of our spa “treatments” arranged for the evening.

After all that, we were total mush. Like a couple of wet noodles, we climbed into bed and proceeded to have the BEST sleep we’ve had in ages. I haven’t escaped the multi-tasking house of cards that is my mind at any given moment of the day like that since our honeymoon. It felt like we took a vacation without leaving the house and without having to set any time limits. I told Clark, it was probably one of my favorite memories we’ve made in this house thus far. Home Health Spa night will become a regular occurrence for Team Beasley.

Great Cheap Date Night Challenge #7– utter success!!

Feel free to download our Luxurious Home Health Spa experience and enjoy it for yourself, or have fun making your own and comment with your ideas. Also, don’t forget to enter this month’s giveaway for a free set of 52 Great Cheap Dates by Lynn Gordon. Put this in your sweetheart’s Christmas stocking, and look forward to enjoying each other in new and unexpected ways all year long!

Bryn Alexandra

Designer Bryn Dunn from Charlotte, NC has assembled this FABULOUS Fall giveaway! You can enter to win here. Be sure to check out her blog for some interior inspiration and good luck to all who enter to win her giveaway!

Biscuit Bliss

As I mentioned yesterday, Clark and I played “high low” on our sunrise date Sunday morning. What I didn’t mention was that my high for the weekend was hands down, THE FOOD! It wasn’t even the food at the wedding reception…. although who could refuse whoopie pie? No, my little sister has taken to preparing gourmet masterpieces, and we were the subjects of her culinary benevolence  I almost cried in my salad it was so good and I hadn’t even tested the main course. I was speechless by dessert. It was a mealtime epic drama. Here is the bread recipe just for starters:

Gina’s Cheddar and Herb Biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley leaves
  • 3/4 cup grated sharp yellow Cheddar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cayenne together using a whisk. Add the herbscheese and buttermilk. Stir together until dough forms. Once dough has formed, using an ice cream scooper, scoop out dough onto baking tray. With a brush, lightly butter tops. Bake for 15 minutes.

Who is this Gina? She is Gina Neely of Pat and Gina Neely, co-owners of Neely’s bar-b-que, one of the most successful bar-b-que restaurants in the south as featured on the Food Network. You can read their full bio here. It is truly inspiring. I love finding stories about couples who realize success when they combine their passions and mutual interests. If you live anywhere near Nashville or Memphis, perhaps you might pay them a visit at one of their  restaurant locations and you can tell us your experience. Speaking of combining passions and interests with your sweetheart, I am happy to announce that Jade Collins of Columbus, Georgia won October’s giveaway– a copy of our first record, The Surveil Project. Congratulations Jade! Don’t forget to enter this month’s giveaway– a set of 52 Great Cheap Dates by Lynn Gordon. You can enter by subscribing to my blog and commenting on your favorite post.

I hope you enjoy Gina’s Chedder and Herb Biscuits!! When you’re through crying, shoot me a comment and we can revel in one another’s dining euphoria! HA!

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