Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Winner Winner {chicken} Dinner!!!!

And the winner is………

April Williams!!!!!


BUT You aren’t left empty handed….


Use coupon code: FreeShip

Coupon good at:



Thursday, October 27, 2011

Time again for a {giveaway}

Isn’t that exciting??  I thought so!!

So what do you win??? You win a set of the newest line of awesomeness from {Purdy Things}!! A $38 value!!!

All the details are below!! Contest ends November 3, 2011


Crochet Lace Headband ~ Crochet Lace Cuff

Crochet Lace Boot Cuffs

Aren’t they awesome!!! I love what I do and I love what I design and create, but every once in a while I create something that I’m just giddy about!! And this is it!!!!

SO you can win a set in a color of your choosing!!

There are 3 ways to enter:

1. Become a fan on Facebook

2. Tag Purdy Things in a post on Facebook inviting friends to check us out

3. Sign up for the mailing list:

For Email Marketing you can trust


It’s that easy!!! Comment Below and let me know what you have done and your email address {so I can contact you} and I will use a randomizer to pick the winner on :

{November 3, 2011}

Good Luck My Purdies!!!



Thursday, October 13, 2011

The {geek} in me!

I have an awesome hubby…. no really I do.

He is my backbone, he is my rock. He bends over backwards to support Purdy Things, and where I’m lacking, he is so strong.


I know you are thinking what does that have to do with the {geek} in you??? I’ll tell you! For my birthday he bought me a tablet. I’ve been wanting one because I LOVE gadgets. They are SO fun.

Of course, I had to make something to keep my tablet safe.. I couldn’t let it go out in the world naked.  And sooooo here is the first cover.


Crochet Owl Ipad / Tablet Cover

Then I went on Pinterest and found SO MANY fun things!!!!

Check out my Gadget Board!!!

It's all about the {gadgets}

Have a blessed day!!!

Love and Joy to all!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Where my {creativity} lives

A while back we decided to rearrange the house to allow my sons to have their own rooms… this meant my office had to find a new home.  We had a front room that we were wanting to turn into a game room.. but hey we could try the office in there.. and now I LOVE it, it’s lot LOTS of natural lighting, it’s still where I can hear everyone, and it has the wall space for my Audrey pictures…. what could be better???


My amazing hubby made this shelving unit for me… and in the jars on top are all my sparkly shiny beads.. I LOVE IT!


My desk… it’s so peaceful.. and I do have a pretty view of grass and trees out that window!!

I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse into my world



Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What's in a name {part 2}

We have decided on a name for the second shop.... 
we didn't use one of the suggested names.... well it was suggested, but by divine intervention I believe!! 
I had a dream.. and it came to me!


The grand opening of Always Purdy will be on September 18th

Now on to the winner of the drawing!!! 

CONGRATS!!!!! I will be emailing you the gift certificate!!!! 


Monday, September 12, 2011

What's in a name??? {giveaway}

What's in the name of a new shop??? 
I have been wrestling with the idea of opening a new shop on Etsy, 
one just for the necklaces and bracelets.

Can you help me name my new shop??? 
By entering your name will be put into the drawing for a $20 gift certificate!!! 
If we use the name for the new shop you will get a $25 gift certificate!!

I will do the drawing on Wednesday September 14th, 2011

Here is some inspiration to help you out!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shabby Chic is one of my heavens!!

I just LOVE all things Shabby Chic…
Something about the pure innocent femininity of it just makes me feel so happy, and at peace.

There is so much more… so go find your own Shabby Chic Heaven!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fairy Tales Do Come True!!

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
C.S. Lewis
Isn’t that the truth!! And now with the release of Red Riding Hood the movie.. we get the grown up version of this fairy tale!!
A while ago a WONDERFUL photographer, asked me to make this for her. She said she had a vision for it.  I’ve seen her work and couldn’t wait to see what she would do with it… WOW was I in for a treat!!!
Check out her Blog

Isn’t it just the most amazing thing you have ever seen???
The hooded scarf is also available:

and the winner is.....

I’m so sorry that this is a few hours late…

The flu season hasn’t been kind to to my family.




Finding my organization…

If you know me you will know that I’m a bit of a scatterbrain.  My husband says that there is just too much creativity in my brain that there is no room for organization. That is where HE comes in!
I had my way of organizing my yarn.  When I started it was just one plastic bin that held all my yarn… then the collection grew… and grew and grew! To this!
It may not look like much, but there are 4 bins and a basket FULL of yarn!!  I think I might have an addiction.
So my wonderful amazing husband… who is also my driving force. Decided that instead of me hoping I have the yarn I need, I would KNOW what I have.
So he built me this….
It has 60 compartments!!!! I’m one super lucky girl to have such a supportive husband!!!
Oh and I have to add.. I do have a TINY bit of organization in my body… here is my collection of buttons!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Giveaway time!!!

Well in the spirit of more posting on this blog I’m going to kick it off with a giveaway!!!
Drawing is Tuesday March 15th, 2011 at 10am.
What do you win??
a $25 gift Certificate to or
How to Enter: *you must leave a comment for me to know you did these things!!!
Comment on what is your FAVORITE item from Purdy Things!
(1 entry)
Be a follower on this Blog
(1 entry)
Be a Fan on Facebook
(1 entry)
Share this giveaway
(1 entry for each person that comments that you sent them, 2 if they join facebook, and 3 if they buy something)
Buy something at my Etsy Shop
(3 entries)
Here is just a sampling of the AMAZING products you can get!!
Chunky Yellow and Turquoise Fiber Necklace

Amazing Mohawk Beanie
Cotton Slouch Hat with Butterfly
And so much more!!!!!!
Good luck!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My mission...

What is my mission...
hmmm that is a loaded question.

If it's about my life, it's to be a good example of God's love, and to be the best mom and wife I can be. That sums it up pretty well I think!

Now if it's about Purdy Things... that is something else!
I started Purdy Things as a creative outlet.. I love making things but there is only so much I can make myself, my daughter, and friends and family.  So why not share my talent with the world?? I am always and I mean ALWAYS thinking of new things, and wish there were more time in each day to make them all!! But I will get to them eventually! What I really want to do with Purdy Things is make people happy! I want anyone who buys from me to be sooo excited to get their packages, and when they do I hope and pray their face lights up in pure delight!

Now my mission for this blog...
I want to share my life, my loves, my finds, and my work with you!
What would you like to see me share??

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Year.. New take on life... kinda

Yeah I know... I'm so bad at keeping up with this blog..
and yet again it's a goal of mine to do at least 2 posts a week! Wish me luck!!

So it's now 2011, and what is my new take on life??
Not just the feeling of love, but making love a verb in my life,
And not just to the people I know and love, but to the perfect strangers.

I want to be a pure example of God's unconditional love for us shinning through me!

God is love, and we were made in HIS image, for us to not only love but to SHOW love.
So that is what I plan to do!

                                            Be My Valenine Headband - PurdyThings