Thursday, October 27, 2011

Shutterfly Holiday Cards Giveaway!

I am very excited about this giveaway from Shutterfly today!

Have you heard of the company Shutterfly? If you haven't you are in the right place. They are the leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service. Shutterfly helps people to easily express themselves in extraordinary ways by turning their everyday pictures into stylish keepsakes.

Their premium online photo service is simple and fun to use. You can be creative with photos through their complete range of products and services including photo books, greeting cards and stationery, and free personalized websites. I am just amazed at their wide range of services. I have been thinking about creating photo books or a calendar for my mom in Japan as a Christmas present. I think she would love to have a special book made just for her with her grandchildren’s pictures!

Well, speaking of Christmas... have you decided what you are going to do for Holiday Cards this year? Shutterfly teamed with leading designers to compile fresh and fabulous holiday cards for 2011 and they are giving away 25 holiday cards each to 3 lucky Tea Rose Home readers today!! I can announce 3 winners!

Before we get to business, Let me show you some of my favorite Holiday cards...

You will not believe the selections of holiday cards, I went back and forth and it was so hard to choose only a few. They are all so pretty!

Ok, are you ready to become one of the 3 lucky winners? Here are the rules for the giveaway:

1. Head over to Shutterfly and browse for a while and come back here and let me know your most favorite product. (1st entry)

2. Become followers on my main page. (2nd entry)

3. Blog about this giveaway, tweet, become a fan on Facebook. (3rd entry)

I will run the giveaway until November 1st and post the winner on the morning of the 2nd.

Good luck!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Shabby Apple Review / Teacher's Pet Skirt

Ahh... I am in love. I have been eyeing this Teacher's Pet skirt ever since their new line Academia came out.

Navy & white is one of my favorite color combinations; I love how the borders get wider towards the bottom and the boxed pleats give more detail to the skirt.

Here are a couple more of my favorites from Academia line;

A+ shirt dress

I always love classy style. I especially like the white collar and 3/4 sleeves. I bet there are many different ways to wear this dress.

And this one... Bookworm. First of all, I love the name "bookworm", since I am always reading something if I am not taking care of my family or sewing. I love the simplicity of it. I love bold colors or patterns but it is always nice to have simple (yet pretty) items such as this. The potential of the clothes is almost limitless with some accessories and shoes you can always dress up or down.

Are you wondering if I had fun with my new skirt? You bet I did!

There were several ways that I thought I can wear this skirt with what I have in my closet. I can wear it with a simple navy t-shirt, the right shade of red might be a fun choice, you can always count on a crisp white shirt, oh, even when you are wearing the same thing, how you accessorize it gives a totally different look to the wardrobe. I am not a fashion expert, but I enjoy thinking about the possibilities.

Well, you have already seen one of the coordinations I did. Here is another one:

All I changed from the first one was the shoes, cardigan and belt. That is all! The first coordination was more of a "good girl" look. I was aiming for a "boutique" look with this one.

I just love this skirt, and with the right coordination and accessories, I can pretty much wear this for three out of the four seasons. Isn't that awesome or what?

Thank you Shabby Apple for this opportunity, I will continue to enjoy the skirt!

Note: When you go to their website to see the picture for this skirt, the bottom of the skirt hit just below the knee of the model. Since I am much shorter it is a little bit lower on me. Also I feel like I could have gone one size smaller, so when you buy, make sure to check their sizing chart. :)