I am not afraid to admit...
I love my blog.  I think it looks pretty darn amazing. 
But I can say that without being bratty because
I didn't design it.
The ever so fabulous and talented Marina from Penny Lane Designs did.

So I am going to brag about her.

How she is a total mind reader.
How she takes my vague ideas and makes them into more than I could have ever hoped for.
How she doesn't flinch at my weird requests.
How she tolerates my constantly changing mind.
How she is the best designer in the history of the world.
How I could go on and on and on about her supercalifragilisticness...

So, I am having her do a few changes here which will be rolling out in the next few weeks.
All to make this little piece of the web a wee bit easier to navigate through, because I am thankful that you come here to peek into my wacky little life and spend your precious time reading my ramblings. 

Here's when I get bratty.

Do you want your very own placemat pillow?

I made an extra one to give away.

All you have to do is go to my sidebar and grab my button (for help click here).
Post it in all of it's bright beachy glory on your sidebar and then leave me a comment.

If you are really, really wanting the pillow... add yourself to my followers and leave another comment.  That kindness will earn you another sweet entry.

I will pick a lucky winner on Monday.

But what if you are thinking...

"I don't like you and I don't like your stinky button.  I just like free stuff."

Well, the people pleaser in me wants everyone to be happy... so you can take your grumpy self over to McMommy and Me (scroll down a bit) and have a chance to win anything from my shop.

But mostly I am hoping you like me and my cool button and free stuff.
Then you will have two chances to win.

Let's be friends, okay?  I'm super nice.  Only a little bit bratty.


54 Comments

  1. I love your button! I also love that new linkwithin widget I'm seein' everywhere!

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  2. I'm already a Julie follower! Who isn't?!

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  3. I LOVE the placemat pillow and I always leave your blog so encouraged! You are so creative and so thoughtful! Your button is now proudly displayed on my blog!

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  4. I am now "officially" following your blog.

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  5. i love the pillow, i love your blog. the design is fabulous... i am loving the button, just stole it and put it on my sidebar. also I just became a follower. Dont know why it took me so long, I have been stalking you for quite a while... please enter me...

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  6. I added your button you silly girl!

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  7. I was already a faithful follower!

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  8. I like you and your button, oh and giveaways I really like giveaways.

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  9. i added a button & i'm now a follower. and would love a new pillow because my puppy is a brat who thinks all the pillows in the house need his slobber & love. :)

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  10. LOL! Love your button- I am TRYING to add it- I AM technically challenged you know! :) and I am already a follower!- you are too fun!
    Blessings!
    - I'll keep trying to add the button...I've probably added to 1,000 blogs in cyberspace! Ha!

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  11. love the pillow.
    love your blog.
    love to.

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  12. I just wanted to let you know I received my Cora Paige pin today and it is gorgeous!! Thanks, Julie!!
    Elise

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  13. I grabbed your cute button.

    http://noslenfamilyblog.blogspot.com/

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  14. and I've already been a follower.

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  15. grabbed your button as well! LOVE your blog and fun stuff you make, quite inspiring for those not quite as creative (such as myself):)

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  16. HI Julie, I love love love your blog, and i am so glad to post your button on my blog. I look forward to reading your blog everyday, you are hilarious and make me crack up.

    and those pillows are soooo darn cute, i would love one to spruce up my craft nook!!! Thanks gor doing a giveaway!!!

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  17. OH, and I am already a follower...to label myself a follower sounds kind of funny, but i do admit, i willingly follow your blog daily!!

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  18. Hi Julie! It's Cyrena from Simply Chic Bebe. Did you get your hat yet? I would love to see a pic of Janey in it. Anyways...I'm now a follower of your lovely blog and I added you button. Love your stuff!! Have a blessed day!

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  19. I added your button last week ('cause I adore all your amazing projects). Thanks for the chance to WIN something great from your stash. Sincerely,
    an OC housewife
    (but not a REAL one, if you know what I mean)

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  20. Love your blog :) you are such a sweety. i see no brat within!

    grabbing your button plus i've already been following you so that should count for something, right?

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  21. Hi, I've enjoyed your blog now for a while. Love your creative flair. Linked your new button on my blog! Love the cute pillow too!

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  22. I'm adding your button. I love your blog. You make me laugh

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  23. wooo! came by earlier and for some crazy reason couldn't leave a comment!! lol! i'm back. putting your button on my sidebar and am one of your followers!!! yeah! xo

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  24. I added your button on both of my blogs. I love your blog and all the cute sewing ideas you share with us!

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  25. I also signed up to be a follower, although I was already an unofficial follower!

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  26. I added the button, the pillow is darling.

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  27. I also signed up as a follower

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  28. I was amazed at how easy it was to grab your button! I'm pretty new at this. :) Love your creations and your blog!

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  29. Love your blog. I had already had a link and now I have the button. I love that you are REAL.

    margaretinsc.blogspot.com

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  30. I'm an official follower now. Sounds "stalker-ish", doesn't it?

    margaretinsc.blogspot.com

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  31. I'm a new follower! Love your site!!

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  32. I added your button to my blog. Pick me! Pick me!!

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  33. I have been following you for a while...but am now OFFICIALLY. Woo Hoo!!
    Love your blog AND your blog design!!

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  34. About to grab that BUTTON and slap it on my bloggy. Ok.

    Yippee!!

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  35. Julie - I love your blog - I have always loved the beach - my husband and I got engaged on the beach in Mexico and our honeymoon was at the ocean (seaside, fl area) but found you first on Etsy. I have so many projects to sew for my daughter and now I have added one more - dish cloth skirts! how great - gotta go find some cute ones. Keep up the great work.

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  36. I grabbed a button for my blog

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  37. I added your button!! hooray

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  38. Been a Julie follower for a while. :-) Got your button on my toolbar to add to the fun!

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  39. I'm already a follower...and I don't find you bratty!

    and...

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  40. I've been stalking you for a while now, but you've just encourgaed me to come out of the shadows. I am inspired by your work. I first found your blog when you began posting about Cora, she was the cousin of one of our friends from Seminary (my husband went to Seminary not me). Thanks for the inspiration and for being real. I'll stop stalking, start following and proudly display your button on my blog.

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  41. Your cute button can now be found on my blog ;o)

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  42. and I've been a follower for a while now because I'm your secret admirer....truly! I wish I could teach myself to sew....one of these days!

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  43. Hi Julie-
    I grabbed your button for my sidebar! It's on my personal blog. Check it out.

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  44. And I am now officially a follower- but you know I've always be one in spirit. ;)

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  45. Done, done, and done! I added your beautiful button on my blog and yes - I am already one of your faithfuls!

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  46. I adore your blog.
    I have your button up-
    http://jepeux.blogspot.com

    ~Ashley
    ashlomb at yahoo dot com

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  47. New follower- jepeux.blogspot.com
    ashlomb at yahoo dot com

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  48. I love your adorable button and the whole site!

    tornem(at)yahoo.com

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  49. I am now a follower!

    tornem(at)yahoo.com

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