The Macs

Thursday, July 2, 2009

a fun surprise

Like many of you I love getting decorating tips from John and Sherry over at This Young House. They have so many great ideas.

They have lots of fun giveaways too.

I usually don't enter. I mean really, what are the chances that I would actually win??

But, when I saw these fun wallflowers a few weeks ago, I just had to try.

Wallflower Set - Contemporary furniture accent, gift or décor
When they posted the winners a few days later I couldn't believe it.

Jess M...that's me!!

I actually e-mailed them to make sure I REALLY was the winner. There are a lot of other Jess' in the world right??

A few days later these pretty white wallflowers arrived on my doorstop. How fun!

I so wished Cora was here.  I wanted to rush up to her room and hang them right away.  They would have been perfect.  It's funny how even winning something can make me miss Cora.

I think I am going to wait to hang them.  If we have another little girl I think I will put them in the nursery.  Joel didn't think they were manly enough for a little boy.  So, if we have a boy I will have to find another home for these pretty little flowers.  

I'll let you know where they end up.

Thank you This Young House and LaDifference for picking me!!


Blogger Falling Around said...

Those are SO cute! I haven't visited their site in a while. In fact, I forgot all about them. Thanks for the reminder that they exist. Must go see what's going on over at their site today.

Blessings to you, Jess!

July 2, 2009 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Tricia said...

Congrats! They are so fun.
It's funny, because I do the same "Really. What are the chances I will win something" thing. Lucky you. If the new baby is a boy then maybe Mommy will need her own little office or craft room. They would look great in there, right?!
With love and prayers,

July 2, 2009 at 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats!! I have actually won a few giveaways and each time I was super shocked! I didn't think it was possible! The flowers are adorable! I will have to go and check out this blog now :-)

July 2, 2009 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Congrats on your win!!
By the way - are you going to find out if your having a girl or boy or will it be surprise?

July 2, 2009 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Micah said...

Those are adorable!!! So fun! You deserve a fun surprise!

July 2, 2009 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Shelby said...

oh yay!! i entered that same contest! i'm so glad YOU won!!! they are adorable and can't wait to see what you do with them!

July 2, 2009 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

I love these! I actually posted a picture of them here a while back: !

I started following your blog a while back. I think of and pray for your family often. Thanks for being so open and honest about your journey!

July 2, 2009 at 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Robin in Benton said...

I love these - they will look great wherever they end up at!

Hugs and prayers,

July 2, 2009 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

those are adorable! i would love to have them as well if i ever have a girl!! sooo cute!

July 2, 2009 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger John said...

You're very welcome, Jess! We love it when prizes end up with fellow bloggers so that we get to see where things end up. We can't wait to see your wallflowers in their final home. I'm sure they'll look great.

-John (& Sherry)

July 2, 2009 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Polka Dot Moon said...

Those are just lovely! And will look so pretty wherever you put them.
I've won a couple of giveaways recently and was so surprised!!

Never hurts to try :)

July 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Congrats! I can understand wanting to hang them in Cora's room...maybe this baby will be a girl, who knows!

I can't wait to see where they end up.

July 2, 2009 at 1:38 PM  
Anonymous Toni :O) said...

LOVE them! Enjoy and congrats!

July 2, 2009 at 1:43 PM  
Anonymous Audrey said...

Oh fun! I saw those flowers at Bed, Bath, and Beyond last week and was eyeing them.

July 2, 2009 at 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are adorable! make sure to post a pick when they reach their "spot". Always love to read a post, update from you! Hope you are feeling fantastic with this wonderful pregnancy. Thoughts and prayers!


July 2, 2009 at 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Karina said...

Oh, those would be pretty in a powder room, the one your guests would use (and no shower to ruin them with steam). Congratulations on winning a giveaway!

How is the new baby treating you these days? Do you feel sick at all?

July 2, 2009 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger McKenzie said...

Congrats to you!

I have not commented much on your blog, but have followed your story since Cora fell ill. Cora is weighing heavy on my heart today for some reason. I'm sure I will know soon enough why, but I had to go back and read her story from the time she entered the hospital and all I want to do is cry.
I just wanted you to know that she still lives on not only in your own hearts, but all of her readers as well.

July 2, 2009 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Tina said...


My husband and I received your sweet thank you postcard yesterday. What a thoughtful touch and it really brightened my day! I placed it on my fridge where all of our special pictures are posted.

I understand what you mean about the smallest things - even winning something - how it can make you miss Cora. If you have another girl, those would certainly look cute in the nursery. If you have a boy...maybe I will be fortunate enough to get pregnant soon and I will have a girl! Then - you can ship those babies over to me! :)

Take good care friend and I am praying for you!

July 2, 2009 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Miranda said...

Congrats! They look really cool! I will have to visit their site.

Take care and have a wonderful 4th!

July 2, 2009 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We have those exact flowers on a wall in the studio!

July 2, 2009 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Team Alix said...

Congratulations! Those are super adorable and I saw them on This Young House, too. So glad *you* are the "Jess M"!

July 2, 2009 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

so cool jess! i have seen those in person adn i thought..."where coud li put those?!!" i loved them.

cora would've loved them too. she would've reached out for them and you'd always have to tell her no. :)
they are sweet.

you could put them in....a bathroom? your side of the bedroom? you'll find a good spot.

July 2, 2009 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger G. said...

I'd also love to know if Baby Mac is going to be a boy or a girl or a 'surprise'!

Blessings and hope you are feeling well as baby grows and grows each day!

July 2, 2009 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

That's awesome! They are adorable, and I pretty much am in love with This Young House! I hope you find the perfect place for them in your abode :)

July 2, 2009 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh! Of course it would make you miss your baby. Squishy hugs for you. Enjoy your win and hope you feel strong as this pregnancy grows.

July 2, 2009 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi! I wasn't sure how to contact you.. but wanted to send you a link to my blog with my daughter wearing your adorable shirt. You are constantly in my prayers.

July 3, 2009 at 6:44 AM  
Blogger CourtneyC said...

Congrats on winning!!! Those are so cute!!!

July 3, 2009 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

Congrats on your win. Those are beautiful!

July 3, 2009 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Beautiful! Congrats on winning. :)

We were just in Colorado and I thought of you, Joel, and Cora several times.

July 6, 2009 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Madison Sanders said...

Congrats! They're really cute!

July 18, 2009 at 9:50 AM  

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