Saturday, August 11, 2012

POWW Faves and Thank Yous!

Before I get into the POWW faves, I have a couple of thank you's to extend...

A couple months ago, I wrote a guest post for my friend Denise about what's in my summer beach bag.  In that post I mentioned I would have a Camelbak bottle, but also mentioned that I don't actually own one, but my kids did.  Well, the good people at Camelbak came across my post and were kind enough to send me my very own stainless Camelback bottle!  Little did they know that I had just gotten a new bike and needed a bottle.... seriously.  I had the bottle holder, but not a bottle for it!  I was so excited to take my bike out this week with my new bottle.  Here I am after reaching the top of a 40 minute climb, drinking my water out of my new bottle, which kept my water nice and cool!

And as if that wasn't enough, they sent my kids each a new bottle as well! So a HUGE "thank you" goes out to the kind people at Camelbak!  Your generosity is much appreciated!
And check out that scenery- I am really loving riding outside again!  I spent the past 7 years teaching in an indoor cycling studio before we moved last fall.... I forgot just how wonderful it is to ride for the pure pleasure and scenery.  It's a great way to start my day.  And don't worry, as of now I am only riding twice a week and still walking Jake 3-4 times a week.  I can't kick my loyal companion to the curb because I got a new toy.

Secondly, I wanted to send out a thank you to my sponsor, Erin, of Harmony Farm Candles.  I recently ordered a couple of soy candles from her shop..... I have been craving fresh and clean smells and I really wanted some lavender in my life!  I ordered Lavender and Lily of the Valley, which both smell AMAZING and so fresh.  Erin knew my birthday was coming up, so she added a Green Tea and Lemongrass to the package.... it smells so amazing as well.  Her candles seriously have the right amount of fragrance and are music to my nose!  And they are so cute, too....
Lavender Essential Oil Soy Wax Candle in 8 oz. Jelly Jar
I am one very lucky girl.
My parents also gave me an awesome owl for my garden that my mom found at a craft show, and a very cool white birdcage I hung in the living room.  I promise to share pictures soon!

Alright, now how about those POWW faves!  There were so many beautifully unique projects this week.

I love this cherry blossom dresser from Reposhture.  The color and design are beautiful!

Pink Postcard shared this gilded table which is just stunning!

4 the Love of Wood always shares beautiful projects....  These angel wings are so cool!
I am ready for Fall and Fall colors!  Mama with a Dash of DIY Drama linked up this beautiful orange dresser... LOVE!

Love the dramatic color combo on this elegant secretary from Uniquely Yours or Mine!

Turnstyle Vogue showed off her "Bureau-crat".  And I love him.

Follow Your Heart Woodworking shared this beautiful compass table that was executed perfectly!

Love this masculine dresser from Heart's Desire!

And finally, how unique and awesome is the backing on this bookcase from Sweet Serendipity?

Alright, that's it!  I hope you all have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!  I will be working on some last minute stuff for next week's barn sale, and enjoying some family time.  Happy weekend!



Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

Great choices! When are people going to start sending me free stuff?

Allison@FabRehab said...

These features are absolutely KILLING it! Gah...I wish I had more time to try all of these finishes and techniques! Thank you for the inspiration!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I haven't been around in a while. I love the new header/look!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

i always love your features. happy that you are now hydrated!!

Kim said...

Thank you so much for the feature Cassie! What a nice surprise!

Anneke {RustiChic} said...

Loving all of your goodies AND all of your features!!! I'm always blown away by the creativity and vision people bring through their pieces and share each week!

~Anneke at said...

Love all of the features this week.. thanks for including mine in this awesome group ;) - Susan

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the compass table. it's beautiful. I wouldn't mind having it in my home.

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

As always, I'm in awe of the talent out there ~ super choices, Cassie! I don't know if I've ever mentioned this to you, but my mom is a graduate of Hood College (1960)... she adores Frederick and goes back for reunions when she can.
Enjoy your family time -- we're in the back to school dumps here. :(
xo Heidi

Ali Richardson said...

Love u!!!
Yay for new water bottles and yummy candles! I loooooove erin's candles :)
Awesome faves! xo

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

How sweet is that new water bottle - seriously everyone is talking about those! These furniture transformations always leave me feeling so amazed and at the same time, totally lame - I need to paint something - or finish painting something! Jeesh.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Just love them all ... and that Turnstyle Vogue is so talented, isn't she?

I'm cooking up a furniture project for when I get back from Florida ... the idea is in my head ... the supplies have been purchased. Now I'm just worried about the execution!



P.S. Lucky you and your new toy and freebie water bottles!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Great features, Cassie! And how cool that you got your very own Camelbak. Your biking photo is really inspiring me to get out on bike more often!

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Drama Mama Lori said...

Cassie, thanks so much for the feature! You just made my Sunday! ~Lori

DecorandtheDog said...

Sweet loot!! Glad this birthday is treating you well!!!

Good Time Charlie said...

Love them all, love that Turnstyle Vogue piece, but I would never think to back my bookshelves with scrap wood like this. I love it! People are just endlessly creative.

Michaela said...

I love that side table by pink postcard. Ahh...if only I could find something like that at a local thrift store or goodwill! I'm in dire need of a new night stand!! Thanks for the great round up, Cassie :)

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Thanks so much for featuring my compass table... it's a thrill to see it in your list of favorites!

Maury Kilgo said...

I'm so jealous of your energy! I think I could really get into biking but it's kind of a big upfront investment, ya know?


So I guess the plan would be just to lock myself in a room and just read blogs....unbelievable how many talented and creative people are out just blows my mind. Good for you to get back on the bike....there is way too much traffic for me to be riding outside here in the city! Mama scared.

Julia said...

Thank you for the feature adn Love your blog!!!

Julia{sweet serendipity}

April said...


Thank you for the feature!! I don't know how I missed this! I was searching through your Favs and came across this post and saw my piece. I was moving during that week so I guess I wasn't reading my daily blog reads as much. Really appreciate it :)

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