Monday, November 24, 2008

{merry christmas tree winner}

Just got back from seeing 'twilight' - so good! It's late, but I didn't forget 'cha!

So who are our fortunate commenters? Well, lucky comment #'s 12 & 17! Yeah! - you both are winners of studio jk vinyl's 'merry christmas tree'! Congrats "Lynn" & "himee"! Send me an email & I'll get your prize off to you...

I hope you all have a very good time with friends & family this Thanksgiving weekend - {even better, I hope you get awesome deals on black friday! I'll be rushin' the door with ya! :)}

Friday, November 21, 2008

{vinylicious give-away - Merry christmas tree!}

Okay...are you ready for this? It's another double whammy give-away! Yea you! So one of studio jk vinyl's newest decals for the christmas '08 season is this festive 'merry christmas tree'! There are 2 fonts to choose from depending on your style: script or print.

{the model in the pic reminds me of my little sis} Alright, so if you'd like to win one of these trees to "deck your halls", leave me a comment, put up the studio jk vinyl button (available to your upper right) on your blog/website & check back here Monday to see if you won! I'll be randomly choosing 2 winners again {for all you faithfuls who come back every week}! Thank you.

I've had a few people ask in the last little while if they have a private blog, can they still enter? The answer to that is YES! In that situation it's on your honor & I'll trust that you have the studio jk vinyl button up. Just leave your email address in the comment so I can contact you if you win.

AND - we're at week #2 for Oh Sweet Sadie! Up in Boutiful this time. So all you northern Utah girls, come on over to see us...bring your kids if you need to. There's a kids playroom downstairs so you can shop! Click here for a map.

Monday, November 17, 2008

{winner - Noel & Joy}

Okay, the Random Number generator chose #2 for our first winner - Congratulations Brandy! Our second winner was a bit harder to find {no studio jk vinyl buttons were up}. But we finally found one....#21, Jinii you are our next winner! Send me an email girls to have your decals sent to you -

Thank you all again for participating! Come back every friday for more free decals from studio jk vinyl!

Friday, November 14, 2008

{vinylicious give-away - Noel & Joy}

The holidays are fast you have fresh decor? studio jk vinyl can help! Today's give away are two of the newest designs for the holidays studio jk vinyl offers - "Noel" & "Joy". They are inexpensive & are a quick easy way to spruce up an entry, your workspace, a door or mirror - or for that matter...stick it on your car to show your holiday spirit!

I'm getting in the giving mood, so I'm going to double your chances to win. I will announce 2 winners Monday who will each recieve both the Noel & the Joy decals. Nice. One for you, one to give away....or - both for you {he, he}! So what do you need to do? First off, make sure you have the studio jk vinyl button up on your blog or website {get it here from your upper right}, & secondly, leave me a comment! {please just enter once}

For you local Utah girls - we are at it again! Oh Sweet Sadie is here & this time it's for 3 weekends. So you really don't have an excuse not to come. Seriously though, you really don't want to miss out on all this great talent & creativity! Come stop by if you can!

Have a good one!

Monday, November 10, 2008

{birds on a wire winner}

I'll be short & sweet today with our winner....busy, busy week!

We had a small few of you this week that's good news for you, to get better odds of winning! Our random number generator chose lucky #8! Congratulaions Taylor! You qualified perfectly - thank you for that! Just send me a quick email with your address & off they'll go ...

Okay....this week is going to be great! I've got all my Christmas designs up & ready for ya...which one will be the first for the give-away? Come back Friday to see!

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

{vinylicious friday - birds on a wire}

If you've visited my shop lately you'll notice I've been bulking up on my bird designs. Yea birds! I just love 'em, don't you? They seem so happy & content - ya know? And, they are just poppin' up everywhere...on clothes, in pic's, advertising, in scrapbooking stuff - pretty much anywhere with a design aspect. Anyway, I'm so glad to have had time to finally get some done - they've been on my list for quite sometime now. So today's design is studio jk vinyl's "birds on a wire" {in black}. They are realistic silhouettes of sparrows hangin' out on a telephone wire. Omgsh, speaking of birds, did any of you see that guy on Jay Leno last night who did bird impressions? {...he was pretty funny, huh?} See, what'd I tell ya...birds are even so popular Jay Leno's gotta plug 'em.

If you'd like to win these for you or someone you know {yup, it's that time of year already}, leave a comment telling me what you think about birds. Are you are just plain sick of them or are they still "in" in your book? Please be sure to put up the studio jk vinyl button {in the upper-right-hand corner} I don't want people to miss out, like last week. Check back Monday to see who the lucky winner is! {Oh, and please just leave one comment, thanks}

Just as an FYI - I've also been stocking up on Christmas designs {...they are forthcoming for the give away's! Just you wait!}

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

{vinylicious - playful family birds winner}

Went & voted this 'bout you? I was thinking what an amazing process voting is as a stood there for an HOUR & A HALF! I had just a 'little' time to reflect on things...well inbetween the races down the hallway with the little boy behind us anyway {not me, my 3 year old - that'd be funny if it was me though, lol :) }. Anyway I was thinking how many other voter locations there were all over the SL valley, then Utah, and over the entire U.S. for that matter - that people were coming to today. And that all that data would be processed & we will get results TODAY! That's amazing to me.

Anyway, just one of my random thoughts.

SO - you're here to find out the winner of those cute birds huh? Okay...I have to be honest with you...I kinda had a hard time getting a winner this time. Why? well, because I use my little random number generator {RNG} thing & the first 6 winners didn't have the studio jk vinyl button up on their blog....doaht! Sorry ladies. At this point I was really tempted to just give them to Blair, because she had so many supporters pullin' for her. But I had to be honest about it & stick to the studio jk vinyl "policy" of using the RNG. So I tried again & finally did find get a winner on try #7 - lucky number 40! Nice job em! You're the winner of the playful family birds from studio jk vinyl. Email me with your address & color choice...

Thank you all for coming back or just finding me! I still have new designs to give away, so come back this weekend to enter! {oh & sorry for the late post}

Happy Voting everyone!

Friday, October 31, 2008

{vinylicious friday give away - playful family birds}

Great news here - I have a few new designs! It's been a great week because I've had time to design! Yea! Being busy is good, but sometimes it's nice to have things slow down so I can have time to do the thing I love to do - which is designing new decals. So - here's one of the latest & greatest.... Playful Family Birds available now at studio jk vinyl ....whatta-ya think?

I just loved creating them - I hope you love 'em! If you do & would like a chance to win them here, just leave me a comment {please just enter once}, put the studio jk vinyl button up on your blog or website & check back sometime Monday to see who gets them here for FREE!

Oh & Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all have fun with your families today! Be safe!

Monday, October 27, 2008

{chalkboard vinyl winner!}

You guys are all too funny! I loved learning I'm not the only one with a quirky "must have" everyday! Thanks so much for sharing!

Okay...the random # generator chose lucky #....20! Congratulations Kristin! Good thing the comment didn't work from before, because you are now the winner! That studio jk vinyl chalkboard is ALL yours! {and just so ya'll know...i didn't count double comments as entries, so don't worry about some getting double the chance ;) - I'm all about makin' it fair!} Kristin, e-mail me your address so I can get your prize sent off to you -

And the rest of you have a great week, & I'll talk to you again on Friday! Hugs!

Friday, October 24, 2008

{vinylicious friday - is back!}

Okay, here it is - the most fan-tab-u-lastic new item studio jk vinyl offers...{are you ready? because you're just going to LOVE this, seriously} introducing - CHALKBOARD VINYL!!!

I know, I know - you just have to have some, don'tcha? And really, there is SO much you can do with it.. you can, of course, put it right on your walls, cut it into squares/circles for labels on containers, cover a clipboard for a portable activity for your kids {or use for quiet time in church}...the possibilities are endless. And it comes clean with baby wipes, cuz you've always got those on hand - or at least I do...I love 'em! Target just clearanced these big multi-packs, so I bought 3 but I think I'm going back for more cuz it's been eating me up that I didn't get more! Really, I have baby wipes on all 3 levels of our home, in my car & in my purse at all times. They're just one of those things that Jamie cannot live without! {Anyway - just a tidbit more about the girl behind studio jk vinyl. Hey, @ least you know I like things clean...but that could be an entire new post, so I won't go there! :) }

So! This weeks winner will recieve 3 - 14"x14" blocks {chalk included} of my chalkboard vinyl! Yea! What do you need to do? Well, make sure you've got the studio jk vinyl button up on your blog or website & then leave me a comment about what YOU cannot live without! How many of you out there are crazy about baby wipes too? or maybe you absolutally have to straighen your hair with your CHI straightener everyday {uhemm, my sister}.... so tell me what you couldn't go a day without! AND PLEASE...I know we all love our families, but get more creative than that! I want to know shallow products here! So let's have fun with this & get to know each other better!

Friday, October 17, 2008

{thank you all!}

You guys are so awesome & understanding - I just love ya! here's our 50% off winner chosen by the handy-dandy number generator.....#23! Congratulations Jodi Pilling! Please email me when your ready to order: And thank you all for your nice comments. I've fogotten how addicting comments can be.

K, so I have to tell you I've been working on this awesome post, but it's not quite ready yet. So check back soon - you won't be sorry! {{And I won't leave you hangin'!}}

Ta, ta for now - jamie

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

{up & runnin'...again!}

{dont'cha just love this girl? I totally dislike running, but she makes me feel like runnin' esp. at the beach!}

Okay - so I've been down & out after 2 weekends of boutiques, super saturday's & catalog parties, but I am back! So what happened? Let me tell ya... I thought I was super-mom-prenuer, but I SO wasn't! I learned pretty quickly that I definately have limits & unfortunatley, this blog got the short end of the stick. Sorry. I guess that's part of the learning curve in running your own business: sometimes you just can't do it all! So as a result of my 'careless & reckless' {yes, we watch a lot of little mermaid around here} behavior, I've learned I need to make things a little more realistic. I will still be hosting give-aways on vinylicious friday's - don't you worry your pretty little head, I'm not letting that go! The give-away, just might not always be a new design, that's all. Sound good?

Okay, so now I need to know how many of you out there are still there?! And do you still love studio jk vinyl? If so, leave me a comment & I'll choose one winner Friday to recieve a 'coupon' for 50% off 1 studio jk vinyl item!

Monday, September 22, 2008

{Vinylicious winner!}

This week's lucky winner is #32 - Congratulations ashcraft8 {I believe her name is Tiffany}! You're the winner of studio jk vinyl's newest creation! Good job {on your timing I guess - since it's a random selector}! So, she had the button up & I'll admit, I stayed & looked around her blog for awhile because "if I had a million dollars" was playing. {I love that song - it's so happy}

Anyway, this weekend - I'm again @ the Oh Sweet Sadie Boutique. This time it is almost next door to me - it's in Daybreak! Yea! If you are able to attend, please do! It is so fun...there's even a children's playroom you can drop your kids off at while you shop! So don't tell me you can't have no excuse now. Nope...not even listening....I'll see you there!

Oh, A-N-D...{how could I forget}! I've just launched a new product at Oh Sweet Sadie this last weekend. And can I just tell you it is AWESOME!! So this Friday you'll be given the chance to win it here! So be sure to come back! {Seriously, it's awesome!}

Thank you all for participating! {Tiffany - email me with your address so I can send your prize...}

Friday, September 19, 2008

{vinylicious give-away: eat, drink & be scary!}

Are you ready for Halloween? My daughter & I were in Target this week, looking at all the costumes (cuz the good one's go fast), & it made me realize I need more Halloween themed vinyl decals. This spooky haunted house will do the trick (no pun intended), right?! It is the give-away item of the week, but if you'd just like to get it now, feel free to visit studio jk vinyl's shop.

For those of you who are new & are wondering how you can enter to win, here's the scoop!

- put the studio jk vinyl button up on your blog or website (to your right)

- leave a comment to this post of what you or your kids are going to be for halloween (please only leave one comment, to be entered once)

That's it! I announce the winner Monday morning, so check back then to see if you're the winner! Good Luck to all!

Monday, September 15, 2008

{Mr. Spider - winner!}

Who wants to know the winner of cute Mr. Spider....I know I do! Okay here it is...

Lucky #13! Who says #13 isn't lucky...and actually, it's kinda funny 13 got chosen this month, because it that was my DH's birthday! So congratulations Amber! I have to admit, I got a little nervous when I went to check her blog to see if she put the studio jk vinyl button up (because I'm too nice & don't like confontation, so I don't know what I would do if someone didn't)...but she did! Nice job Amber - thanks for savin' me there ;)!

Oh, but wait....I just remembered something! I almost forgot that there's suppose to be TWO lucky winners this week! Okay, let us see who it is... hopefully, this person put the button up {{crossing my fingers}}!

Oh good! She did! Nice! (I love exclamation points...can you tell?) Congratulations Brittany, you are also a winner of studio jk vinyl's Mr. Spider! I decided to change his name on my website though. What do you think of "along came a spider"? Is it too creepy, because of the movie, or do you think I could use it?

Anyway, lucky winners Amber & Brittany - email me your mailing address so I can get your cute prize out to you...

This weekend I have a lot going with a huge boutique I'm participating in! If any of you Utah girls want to come - it's AWESOME! It's called Oh Sweet Sadie!, & we pack a model home full of 80+ vendors goods for 2 weekends! It is so fun! K, seriously's sensory overload. I mean, the cutest, of the cutest stuff! Basically, just a bunch of eye candy! Come by & say hi if you can! I'll be poppin' in & out throughout the weekend. You can go here for the details. Anyhoo, back to the I may be posting this week's vinylicious give-away early! So a quick way to know if I did, would be to "subscribe" to the studio jk vinyl blog! That way you won't miss out on any give-away's. (My DH thinks I need to change it up a bit...I'm being too predictable. ??IDK?? we'll see)

Friday, September 12, 2008

{vinylicious give-away: Mr. Spider - eek!}

I had so much fun creating this little guy! He's the newest & only halloween decal (thus far) with studio jk vinyl! He measures: 5"wide x 17"tall. He would be perfect to hang from the top of a mirror, underneath a shelf or from the crease where your ceiling & wall meets. He'd also be perfect to put on one of those long side windows next to your front door to greet your visitors!

So if you'd like a chance to win Mr. Spider, leave a comment of where you'd put him, & put up the studio jk button (to your right). Be sure to check back Monday ....because - there will be TWO winners! (Please just enter once.)

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, September 8, 2008

{tangeled pumpkins winner!}

Our lucky winner for the tangled pumpkins is....

Lucky #20! Congratulations Ashley - you are the proud new owner of studio jk vinyl's 'tangled pumpkins'! I always feel like I'm doing the price is right when I say it like that - I hope you read it that way :) - it makes it more fun.

And I just have to tell you that she qualifies perfectly, because she put the studio jk vinyl button up on her blog. Thank you for that! If I remember right, she was the one who suggested it in the first place - good thing she follows her own advice. Shoot me an email Ashley, so I can get your prize shipped to you...

Thank you all for participating and don't forget to come back this friday, for another great vinylicious give-away!

Friday, September 5, 2008

{vinylicious give away - tangled pumpkins}

The over-whelming vote a few weeks ago, was for pumpkins. Not the jack-o-lantern type, but rows of, or stacked pumpkins. So this is what I came up with. I hope you like it...

They are my "tangled pumpkins"! Kind of a new approach to fall decor. Not so cute-sy, a bit fancy & classy. I think these would look great "sitting" on a shelf, or you could put them on a painted plaque so you could use them year after year. Or on a big mirror in your entry - ooooh, I like that one.

So one lucky studio jk vinyl commenter is going to win these beautiful babies! And you get the choice of either "tangerine" orange, or "rust" orange. So, if you'd like to win, leave a comment, put up the studio jk vinyl button to your top right on your blog/website & come back Monday morning to see who won (please just enter once).

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

{girl owl winner!}

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend, I sure did (it was a much needed break)! Have you been ready & waiting for this weeks winner? Alrighty then, let's get to it...

This week's lucky number is #8! Congratulations Katie! You are the winner of the vinylicious design of the week from studio jk vinyl - the girl owl! She's all cut out & ready to go, so email me to set up shipment of your prize:

I hope you all come back this friday for a new design I've been working on. It has something to do with all the ideas you gave me a few weeks ago, so if your curious - check back friday!

Thank you all for spreading the word about studio jk vinyl by placing buttons up on your blogs! I get all excited, like a little girl, when I see them! So thank you!

Friday, August 29, 2008

{vinylicious give-a-way!}

I'm out for my annual trip to swiss days with the girls today to shop 'til we drop, or can't possibly fit anything else in the SUV - whichever comes first (hopefully you other Utah girls are too)! So, today's vinylicious design is going to be a current design in my shop - but it's never been free, until now!

This is my girl owl! Isn't she cute? So if you'd like a chance to win her please leave me a comment (please only enter once) & put the studio jk vinyl button on your right up on your blog or website. A random winner will be announced Tuesday morning (due to the holiday), so be sure to check back!

If you'd like to purchase "Owl - girl" from studio jk vinyl's shop click here. As always, thanks for stopping by & Good Luck!

Monday, August 25, 2008

{Harvest Blessings - Winner!}

Thank you all for participating in the give-a-way this week! It's great to see repeat people coming back - yes I do read all your comments. I'd love to see the studio jk vinyl button (to your right) on any of your blogs/websites. I tried to make it cute, so you'd like to have it. Do I need to change it up ;)? Anyhow, if you'd help me spread the vinyl love - it's much appreciated!

We have a winner, nice & early this morning! Well, okay...not SO early, but earlier than the previous week's. (No, but really, you have no idea how excited I am to be able to post this, this morning. It seriously stressed me all day before). So let's get to it! Our lucky winner today is....

Lucky #5!! Congratulations Mark and Summer Dickinson! You are the proud new owners of Harvest Blessings from studio jk vinyl! Please email me to set up shipment of your prize:

Oh & thank you all for your awesome ideas. It got my wheels turnin'. So don't forget to come back this friday to see what I come up with & for another chance to win a great decal by studio jk vinyl!

If you loved the Harvest Blessings & just can't live without it, you can purchase it here.

Friday, August 22, 2008

{vinylicious give-a-way!}

I'm getting in the mood for fall. It's still been in the 90's here, but I'm ready for it to start cooling down. So, who would like to get a head start on their fall decor? If you're like me, fall creeps up on ya, & before you know it, it's here and it's too late to decorate. So here is a perfect item to be ready with...

Harvest Blessings! This is a version of my perfect tree, but in rust colored vinyl & MUCH bigger! It's my newest color & I'm so excited to do some fall decals with it. So, for this weeks entry, leave me a comment of other fall decals you'd like to see in studio jk vinyl's shop (please only enter once). Another random winner will be announced Monday morning, so be sure to check back! If you'd like to purchase "Harvest Blessings" click here. Thanks for stopping by & Good Luck!

Monday, August 18, 2008

{Laundry Definition Winner!}

Congratulations!! We have a winner - with GREAT thanks to my hubby! He made my life SO much easier by creating this little "random winner generator" in excel for me! {Isn't he smart} So this should make us ALL happy because I'll be able to get to it Monday MORNINGS now.

So back to our winner, lucky number 49 - Adrienne Hansen! You are the proud new owner of the Laundry Definition!

Thank you all for participating in the give-a-way! This was the biggest turn out thus far! Don't forget to come back this friday for another chance to win a great decal by studio jk vinyl! If you loved the Laundry definition just can't live without it, you can purchase it here.

And please feel free to grab the studio jk vinyl (button to your right) to show your love for studio jk!

Friday, August 15, 2008

{vinylicious give-a-way!}

Okay here is the newest addition to studio jk vinyl & this weeks vinylicious design! I hope I still get a good amount of entry's for this (because I'm posting it so late today)! Since I had a great response for the family definition, I have another definition up my sleeve! The laundry definition - yea! So one lucky person can take this home for FREE*! All you have to do is leave a comment of what you like about it! How simple is that? Please just enter once.

So as stated above, leave a comment for a chance to win the Definition - Laundry (in white) for FREE! Or you can go to the studio jk shop & purchase it there. Check back Monday to see the lucky winner & good luck!

*design may or may not be new to studio jk vinyl


Don't think I forgot about the give-a-way...I didn't! It will be up tonight & if you liked last weeks you'll love this weeks! So check back then! You'll have all weekend to enter!

Monday, August 11, 2008

{Family Definition Winner!}

Okay, I really didn't mean to keep you all hanging there all day to find out who the winner was. I'm being a little...okay, a lot - technologically challenged with this random number generator thing! It has seriously given me such greif!! I spent another hour this morning trying to print screen it, to show you the winner - wouldn't work! So I gave up & got majorly side tracked getting ready for my parents coming into town tonight. In fact, they should be here any minute, so I'm just gonna hurry & let you know who won & deal with all that number generator thing later - maybe I'm bitin' off more than I can chew with that darn thing! Anyway, does that sound good? (K, that was probably a little TMI, sorry)

So the winner of the fabulous "Family Definition" is.....**drumrollllllllll** comment #12!!! Yea! Congratulations "the beadles"!! You're the proud new owner of studio jk vinyl's family definition!

(And, scout's honor that was the number I got from the random # generator this morning)

Be sure to check back Friday for another great give-a-way, from studio jk!

Friday, August 8, 2008

{Vinylicious design of the week GIVE-A-WAY!}

K, I've decided to change up vinylicious friday a little bit. Instead of doing the 30% off for one week I'm going to give everyone a chance to WIN the design of the week*! So one lucky person can take it home for FREE! All you have to do is come to studio jk vinyl - the blog, every friday....find the vinylicious design, & leave a comment of what you like about it! How simple is that? Please just enter once. I will choose the winner (hopefully) by a random number generator (if not, by my trusty assistant Bree) every Monday. Sound good?

Oh and - if you notice over to the right there's a new little button to show your love for studio jk vinyl! I would much appreciate anyone poppin' that little guy on their blog or website! Grab that code & add it! Alrighty then, here's today's vinylicious design...

I'm in love with the whole idea of definitions as home decor! I actually designed this one quite some time ago & have kept it under lock & key...until now, because it is so personal to me. So I have to admit, when I was designing it & researching what I'd like to write...I cried the ENTIRE time! It really is from my heart & is what MY definition of family is. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It really helps bring into perspective & remind us how we should value & treat our families! k, I'm starting to cry again...I'm such a baby - gosh (sniff)!

So as stated above, leave a comment for a chance to win the Definition - Family (in black) for FREE! Or you can go to the studio jk shop & purchase it there. Check back Monday to see the lucky winner & good luck!

*design may or may not be new to studio jk vinyl

Monday, August 4, 2008

{Vintage Monogram Winner!}

OOOkay! After an hour of un-successful searching for a decent random number generator, I decided to use my trusty helper - Bree! Thankfully for us there were only 8 entries, so we put them in a bowl....

My love-al-ly assistant drew the lucky winner of the vintage monogram. It is....

#1! Congratulations Shar! You are new owner of a studio jk vinyl monogram! Thank you all for your ideas/comments. Check back to see what's happening at the end of the week for a new vinylicious design!

Friday, August 1, 2008

{Vinylicious design of the week!}

Alright! Here's the deal for this week. I'm getting ready for a huge boutique tomorrow so I didn't have time to create a new design. SO - instead I'm going to do a give-a-way of my love-a-ly custom vintage monogram (the winner will get to select the letter & color of their choice). It is 24"x17" & has a retail value of $25.00.

To enter just leave me a comment below of an item you'd like to see added to the studio jk vinyl shop! Please only enter once. The contest will go all weekend (8.1.08 - 8.3.08)! The winner will be chosen by an automatic # generator Monday morning - so check back to see who won! Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

{What a day!}

Wow! The response from the give-a-way on tip junkie was such a rush! It' felt like my birthday all day long. Ya know, I love being a 'mom-prenuer', but sometimes (just sometimes) working so hard by yourself on building a small biz from the ground up has it's days. I mean, you don't have a 'boss' to turn things in to, you don't get annual reviews, you don't have co-workers to collaborate on projects's just you! So to have a day like this where you get 179 comments/compliments is SO flattering (& needed)! It makes it all worth it! I just need to save all of them & read them when I'm having one of those days. Or maybe I just need to do more give-a-ways!

Anyhow, I'm grateful for the opportunity to be introduced to so many awesome people & hope you come by to visit me often! This was so fun & I truely appreciate all your kind comments!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

{Tip Junkie Give-a-way!}

I am so excited to be a part of Tip Junkie's HUGE give-a-way today - it feels like I'm going to be on TV or in a magazine or something! Sorry I'm kinda in the process of updating this blog at the I don't have a super-cute header right now (I feel all embarrassed like you came to my house when it wasn't clean). But truely, it is on my list.

So, if you haven't had a chance to check Laurie's fabulous blog should! You are truely missing out - but I must warn you's totally addicting! Especially if you are a do-it-yourselfer! I must confess, I'm more of a "lurker" to her blog though....I need to get brave & post comments. I guess I just haven't warmed up to chatting online to people I don't know in person. That sounds so old fashioned - huh? But no, really... I just feel like people are going to read my comment & go "what the - - who are you lady?", IDK. ANYhoo....I come away drooling from her blog everyday & I need to let all these ladies know how talented they are! There are soo many projects on my "to do" list now, because of her - my husband thanks her for that as I'm sure yours does too!

K, so here are the items up-for-grabs today on Tip Junkie from studio jk:

Arts & Crafts Labels

Love Birds

And....I just wanted to share with you "A few of my other favorite things" in my shop right now...

These are my newest labels: Kitchen Labels (set of 6). I love all the labels because I'm an "organizing junkie", but I'd have to say these are the latest & greatest!

The Retro Dandelions are also a fav of mine! They look super cute with three in a row, like a great big field of 'em!

And of course ya gotta love the owls right now! They're everywhere & just so gosh darn cute!

Anyway, I could go on & on...but why don't you stop by my shop & check it out for yourself! And, if you read down further in my blog, there is a secret (shhh...) way to get discounts on new product, so come back to my blog often! And leave comments to the girl who won't leave comments (they are fun to get though)! Thanks for coming by & letting me ramble on like I do sometimes.

Friday, July 25, 2008

{What you don't know WILL hurt you}

It's something just about every woman carries with them. While we may know what's inside our handbags, do you have any idea what's on the outside? Women carry handbags everywhere; from the office to public toilets to the floor of the car. Most women won't be caught without their handbags, but did you ever stop to think about where your handbag goes during the day.

'I drive a school bus, so my handbag has been on the floor of the bus a lot,' says one woman. 'I put my handbag in grocery shopping carts and on the floor of the bathroom stalls,' says another woman 'and of course in my home which should be clean.' We decided to find out if handbags harbor a lot of bacteria.

We learned how to test them at Nelson Laboratories in Salt Lake, and then we set out to test the average woman's handbag. Most women told us they didn't stop to think about what was on the bottom of their handbag. Most said at home they usually set their handbags on top of kitchen tables and counters where food is prepared. Most of the ladies we talked to told us they wouldn't be surprised if their handbags were at least a little bit dirty.

It turns out handbags are so surprisingly dirty, even the microbiologist who tested them was shocked. Microbiologist Amy Karen of Nelson Labs says nearly all of the handbags tested were not only high in bacteria, but high in harmful kinds of bacteria. Pseudomonas can cause eye infections, staphylococcus aurous can cause serious skin infections, and salmonella and e-coli found on the handbags could make people very sick. It's not always the 'restaurant food' that causes stomach distress.

In one sampling, four of five handbags tested positive for salmonella, and that's not the worst of it. 'There is fecal contamination on the handbags' says Amy. Leather or vinyl handbags tended to be cleaner than cloth handbags, and lifestyle seemed to play a role. People with kids tended to have dirtier handbags than those without, with one exception. The handbag of one single woman who frequented nightclubs had one of the worst contaminations of all. 'Some type of feces, or possibly vomit' says Amy.

So the moral of this story is that your handbag won't kill you, but it does have the potential to make you very sick if you keep it on places where you eat. Use hooks to hang your handbag at home and in bathroom stalls, and don't put it on your desk, a restaurant table, or on your kitchen countertop. Experts say you should think of your handbag the same way you would a pair of shoes. 'If you think about putting a pair of shoes onto your countertops, that's the same thing you're doing when you put your handbag on the countertops' - Your handbag has gone where individuals before you have sneezed, coughed, spat, urinated, emptied bowels, etc! Do you really want to bring that home with you? The microbiologists at Nelson also said cleaning a handbag will help. Wash cloth handbags and use leather cleaner to clean the bottom of leather handbags.

**This was an email I had fwd: to me from my dear friend Alyse, that I thought I'd share with all you ladies out there! A great eye opener for all us 'clean freaks'!**

{Vinylicious design of the week!}

I totally jinxed myself 2 weeks ago by patting myself on the back for keeping up with vinylicious friday....because I didn't get to it last week! Isn't it funny how things like that happen!?

Anyway - today's design, "Grand Impressions - Piano Keys" is one I've been thinking about for a while now & finally got around to! It's for all you pianists out there (I use to be once-upon-a-time). And the beauty of this design, is that it is expandable! You can add another decal to either side & make it as looong as you'd like! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! There's just something about the simplicity of a piano that is so beautiful. It'd be really cute with a saying along it too, like...."Life without music would be *flat* (but with the little symbol instead)! I'm sure we could come up with a bunch more quotes. So if you're interested in getting that too, just let me know!

And as usual... get this new design at 30% off the regular price for 1 week only! You'll need to go to my etsy shop to purchase & use the code: "vinylicious" when you check-out in the "message to seller" (& I'll send you a re-vised invoice you can pay from).

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

{mark your calendars!}

You won't want to miss this boutique! It's at my sister-in-laws beautiful home in West Jordan! We're having great vendors attend so you can stock-up on your essentials! So come stop by to say hi, chat, have a summer snack & of course shop!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

{Vinylicious! design of the week}

Okay, so are you hooked? Are you here to check-out vinylicious friday? I must say I'm pr'etty proud of myself. I don't manage to blog much (okay, or really at all anymore), but I have been totally consistant with vinylicious friday! C'mon, admit it're proud of me too! Well this weeks design is dedicated to a person who does not blog, but he LOVES to read them! And I know in his heart he really can't wait for vinylicious friday! Here's to you Jer!

Same deal, same location... Get this new "Family est. - Trendy" design at 30% off the regular price for 1 week only! You'll need to go to my etsy shop to purchase & use the code: "vinylicious" when you check-out in the "message to seller" (& I'll send you a re-vised invoice you can pay from).

Friday, July 4, 2008

{Vinylicious! design of the week}

Okay, so I really do have lots to blog about...but really have NO time. After all, it's summer break & we have been non-stop! All the personal stories will have to come later (I'll get around to it soon though). So for now, the best you're going to get from me is new designs! Here's the latest....

Custom Monograms! Yea! I just love monograms lately. They're so simple, but add so much to your home decor. And the best thing is they're personalized. Can't find a gift for the person who has everything? Give them a personalized monogram. There are 4 different styles to choose from, so there's something for everyone's style.

Since it is the fourth of July, you are getting four monograms to save on! So that's 4x's the savings - nice! As the deal has been previously... Get these new designs at 30% off the regular price for 1 week only! You'll need to go to my etsy shop to purchase & use the code: "vinylicious" when you check-out in the "message to seller" (& I'll send you a re-vised invoice you can pay from). Happy shopping!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Laurie at Tip Junkie will be celebrating her one year anniversary of excellent tips & blogging by holding a 20+ day giveaway!! Beginning June 30th through July 30th (ish). So don't miss out on your chance to get FREE stuff by checking out Tip Junkie DAILY! Not to mention a huge give-a-way from studio jk vinyl on July 29th!! Please check out for contest rules and more information!

Friday, June 27, 2008

{Vinylicious! design of the week}

Wow! I can't believe it's friday already! This week has flown by for me (obviously, I havn't posted since last friday). It's been an awesome week though ***sigh***but I'll tell you 'bout that later! So are you ready for today's vinylicious design... good, cuz I'm so ready to show you!!

Introducing "powder puff"! These little babies are the newest additon to the nature line @ studio jk vinyl! I love this design because it's sleek but not too's more realistic looking with all the "powder" floating around. Get this new design at 30% off the regular price for 1 week only! You'll need to go to my etsy shop to purchase & use the code: "vinylicious" when you check-out in the "message to seller" (& I'll send you a re-vised invoice you can pay from)!! Be sure to pick up 2 to get the look above!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

{Organize Your Life - Labeling}

I've decided to start giving some organizing tips every now & then. I'm not necessarily going to go in order of the entire organizing process, but I'll bounce around to all elements of getting your life organized!

Today's topic will be labeling. So a few months ago my SIL Aimee, moved into a new house with this awesome corner pantry! Which I'm a little bitter about...I have THE tinyist pantry ever *sigh* someday though! After I got over it, she decided she wanted some help organizing it. She said her husband & kids went grocery shopping one weekend for her. They came home to put it all away...but didn't know where to put it all. So as to not "mess-up" her system, they put away the fridge/freezer things & left the rest for her to do later. Sound familiar? So we got to work & this is how it turned out!

With a little faith, trust & pixie dust, or vinyl labels ;) it was complete! So as an organizing consultant I can't leave without saying: LABEL, LABEL, LABEL!! It is the essential step in the organizing process! Labeling helps ensure your organizing attempts last longer! Who wouldn't want that after all the work you did to get it that way? Not to mention, it ties the whole project together with a unified look. Now her kids (& hubby) know where to put things away after grocery shopping! That's what I love about organizing is that it helps them, help you!

So the labels in Aim's pantry were custom labels, which I can do for you too. However, I do have some pret-ty nifty lables in my shop right now. There are 3 different sets that are also customizable....

The first set is my kitchen labels that come in a set of 6 different labels. You choose what you'd like each one to be!

The second set is my simple storage labels that also come in a set of 6 you choose. These are big labels you can use with big containers, so you can easily see them when trying to locate something!

And finally, the most popular kids labels set of 6 you choose! These were designed specifically for kids 5 & under! Since most of them don't read yet, the pictures give them familiarity so they know where to get things or where to put things away.

So there you have it! Lables to help your organizing attempts last longer!