Thursday, December 30, 2010

From Re-Lilly

This is the longest blog I have written and before I wrap it up with the giveaway I have to share one last thing that has kept me busy recently. One of my girlfriends recently started a new job and wanting to make a good impression she was determined to win the company's Ugly Sweater Contest. After much searching in thrift shops and online she was about to give up so I offered to make her a sweater. We came up with a theme, The Grinch, and decided to make it as obnoxious as possible so she would get noticed. 

We met at the craft store and picked out all the supplies. I took everything home and stayed up all night. My wonderful husband drove the sweater to her in the morning so I could get some sleep. I made a sweater that jingles and lights up and must be the most obnoxious sweater because she won 1st Place! I am so happy for her! She left her holiday party winning some great prizes like an Apple iPad and several gift certificates to her favorite local stores. 
A light bulb went off and I thought since I put so much effort into the sweater I should see if there are contests online that I could enter. After a few hours searching I found a contest and entered! I am embarrassing myself in the photo below hoping to win an iPad for my Dear Husband! I think he deserves one after giving me a trip to meet Lilly, putting up with our pink Christmas trees, my Lilly addiction and he went out the day after Christmas and bought four sets of pink Christmas lights for me so next year I can decorate our big tree in pink & green! Isn't he wonderful! If you think so please take a few quick seconds to use the links below the photo to vote for my Ugly Sweater Contest Entry!
Here is how to Vote: 2 easy steps~ Click this link to "Like" become a fan of the Sponsors Page: And then Click this Link to "Like" My Photo: 
I AM CURRENTLY TIED FOR 1ST PLACE & CAN USE ALL THE HELP I CAN GET! If you don't want to navigate away from this page you can right click the links and open the links in a new tab or new window!

Now for the GIVEAWAYS! 
I am giving away my pink Christmas Tree! The Giveaway is for Tree #3 with all the trimmings! Winner will receive the tree, 2 toppers (1 pink -shown- and a mini green star topper), decorative beads, assorted decorations shown  and some of our handmade Lilly ornaments. Winner will also receive assorted Lilly items. I received some duplicate Lilly gifts and I am Re-Lillying them to the winner!  Winner will receive a tree with wrapped gifts under it.....a belated Christmas in a box!
Winner will receive this tree as shown and wrapped Lilly presents to go under it!
1. MANDATORY: You must be a Re-Lilly Facebook FAN/"LIKE" Re-Lilly & a FOLLOWER of this Blog! Leave a comment with your suggestion for what I should wear to meet Lilly or share what you would wear (have worn) to meet Lilly for 1 ENTRY.
2. VOTE for my "Ugly Sweater" Contest and receive 5 ENTRIES! Just comment with Vote 1, Vote 2, etc.
3. Suggest a new name for this blog. Re-Lilly is kind of boring and the Facebook Page already has this name. This blog covers Re-Lilly topics  and beyond so I think it is time for a new name! Receive 1 ENTRY  for EACH name you suggest. If the name you suggest is chosen you will receive a special Lilly Gift from me TBD, it will be good and will have a Retail Value of $50 or more!
4. Receive 1 ENTRY for sharing this Giveaway on your blog (please post link in your comment) 
5. Receive 1 ENTRY for Tweeting this Giveaway(please post your Twitter name & link for your Tweet in your comment)
6. Receive 1 Entry for posting this Giveaway on Facebook.
7. Receive 5 EXTRA ENTRIES for anyone you recruit to vote for me in the Ugly Swaeter Contest!(Please list each entry as stated above and include the name of the person you got to vote).
Winner will be drawn on Wednesday, January 12th at 11:59 PM EST (after I return from FL) and will be selected using a random number generator ( Odds will depend on number of entries. Open to US Residents Only. PLEASE follow the rules to maximize your chances of winning. If you have any questions let me know.
Good Luck!
Happy New Year!
I hope you will jump over to Sue's blog and see the rest. She has the best blog and see her tree, ornaments, and her mini.  She is adorable...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas snow 2010

This year was an extra special Christmas...we got snow!  It was bitter sweet in that my mom was not with us but some how I imagine she sent us this snow.  She would always call her grand children to see if it was snowing at each house.  Then she would call through out the day to check on their progress of the snowmen or what they were playing.  Even though the kids are grown she never let them grow up to her.  She passed away very unexpectedly but she is still in our hearts.  This snow-woman is for  you mom.

I imagined her calling all day as were out by the fire getting warm.  That is a new addition that she did not get to see and would love!  We have got much use out of our fire pit and patio...

So as we enjoy the winter blast of 2010, I like to think my mom sent us this. Thanks mom! We love you...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Roper Mountain Holiday Lights

Absolutely Spectacular!

Thanksgiving Through December 30

Roper Mountain Holiday Lights

New this Year, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides!

For the schedule of Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, click the Schedule and Pricing page under Winter Wonderland.
An Upstate Holiday Tradition—the 19th annual Roper Mountain Holiday Lights—will light up illuminate the Greenville night sky between Thanksgiving and Dec. 30. Long after the lights come down, the charitable contribution to the Upstate community continues to illuminatelives of area children.
More than 80,000 people in 18,589 cars, vans and busses visited the twinkling lights display last year, which also features an interactive Winter Wonderland with Santa Claus and his sleigh, lighted walking trails, balloon artist, giant holiday greeting cards, concessions and more..
The Rotary Club of Greenville and the Roper Mountain Science Center Association invite you to join us by making the lights shine brighter with your participation in the Roper Mountain Holiday Lights. Through the generosity of our sponsors, the event raised $120,000 in 2009 for Upstate children’s charities and educational programs.
Enjoy our Video of the Holiday Lights experience and all those we help!

Also New this Year, Sponsor a Snowflake!

Lighted Snowflake

Gallery of Pictures

Click on the image below to visit our gallery.
The Drive Through Experience

Winter Wonderland

So many fun activities, don't forget to bring your coat so you can visit Santa, see awesome balloon art, roast marshmallows, visit the gift shop and more!
Winter Wonder Land

This is our 19th year of seeing the lights with my family. This is the first year my mom won't be with us. She will have the best view from Heaven this year as we drive through...her grandchildren will carry on the tradition.  This is a special time of year and we love to share it at Roper Mountain. Merry Christmas mom. We miss you and are having your Christmas just like you are here!!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Card Swap

So a couple weeks back I joined a Christmas card swap that was put together by Christina Sloan of
A preppy princess 

  Well today I got my first card.  It is the first card of the season and has really put me in the spirit.  It was so nice that the person took the time to read my past entries and make a comment on them in the card.  This will be fun to get more cards in this week and in the coming weeks.  I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a relaxing holiday.