Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Simple Pleasures Giveaway

I have been thinking a lot about how my time gets munched up lately.

Time slips by, and before I know it - the whole week has gone. It's gone, and I can never get it back.

A lot of people like to plan out the grandiose adventures they want to go on when they have more time, and how to make each hour something huge and monumental. And don't get me wrong when I say this (I do love big adventures) - but I love finding sublime moments in simplicity.

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An example would be this weekend. Brian and I stayed in one night (which is by no means grand and glamorous) and watched Up for the first time. Brian got teary-eyed in the movie, which was such a lovely moment. He doesn't cry in movies often - the only other one was PS I Love You - because both these movies made him think about the fact that our lovely life together won't last forever - everything has a time limit. But Up showed that you don't need to go on gigantic adventures to be happy - everyday life has amazing, wonderful moments.

That is why I love the Etsy store One Late Night. Kyla's store takes everyday things and shows us how they can be sublime. She transforms the things we see or do every day and puts a whole new spin on them.

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Look at this Tic Tac Sew Set. I used to love playing Tic Tac Toe growing up, and I love that Kyla has put this fun, sewing-theme spin on it. Isn't is adorable? I love it!

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I especially love this Camera Plushie. Every day I use cameras to capture beautiful moments, and now Kyla has made the camera itself become a lovely object.

In addition to these lovely goodies, Kyla has lovely vintage finds, artwork, and other curiosities that you will just love. She is inspired by photography and music, and even the lyrics of particular songs get her cogs turning. Kyla also loves the colors Olive Green, Raspberry and Robins Egg Blue (isn't that a lovely combo?), and also dreams of having an Avocado Green and Eggplant Kitchen some day.

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Kyla lives in Calgary, and has discovered a secret little cove of art there - the thrift stores, the art, even the graffiti inspires her! And like a true artist, Kyla loves pretty desserts - which hands down has to be the cupcake!


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Kyla is a total sweetheart and is giving away an item to one lucky reader! To enter, please leave a comment here telling me if you'd rather win a Custom Camera Plushie, a Custom Tic Tac Sew Kit, or the Pack of Ten Postcards pictured in this post. Also let me know in your comment what is your favorite Simple Pleasure in life.

67 comments:

one9designs said...

Tick Tac Sew for sure!! That is adorable! I would have to say my favorite simple pleasure is hugs from my girlies. They're still little enough to crawl in my lap and give me kisses - and I'm savoring each one!!!

SHEILA said...

The Tic Tac Toe, I still love to play it, and the sewing theme is right up my ally. Yes, simple pleasures are found in the smallest things.

Sarah Mina said...

Love the tic tac sew and plush camera--so adorable!

Renee said...

Definitely tic tac toe! My simple pleasure is reading a book. (Bloomfield Beads)

Lovely Scribbles said...

The tic tac toe sew kit is adorable! I love your illustration, too. :) My favorite simple pleasure is curly up with my dogs in my huge living room chair and reading a good book with my hubby close by. Throw a cup of hot tea in there, and it's perfection!

Meghan said...

I love the postcards! What an adorable shop!

My simple pleasure? Snuggling with my hubby before the alarm goes off in the AM!

Yelena R. said...

I LOVE the plush camera! My simple pleasure is definitely reading :)

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh the Tic Tac Sewing Kit would be soo cute.

My favorite simple pleasure is actually just lying the couch watching a good movie. I run around alot too & have no time to relax. I miss relaxing. =)

{eleise} said...

I have had her Tic Tac Sew kit on my Etsy favorite list for a while now! I love it!

My simple pleasure is a really good book & some hot chocolate! =)

Nicole-Lynn said...

The tic tac sew kit is so cute!

Michelle said...

The Tic Tac Sew kit is SO THOUGHTFUL. The design, I mean. Ah, very well done, lady.

My favorite simple pleasure is having a tickle fight with my boyfriend. We act like we're 5 years old, but the laughter that comes out of it lasts forever. LOVE!

Hilary Leister said...

UP is the greatest movie EVER! I was Kevin the bird for Halloween... SUCH a hit haha!

Kris said...

I'm a fan of the tic tac sew. what a cute idea!

Belen said...

PACK OF TEN POSTCARDS!!!
PACK OF TEN POSTCARDS!!!
PACK OF TEN POSTCARDS!!!
PACK OF TEN POSTCARDS!!!
PACK OF TEN POSTCARDS!!!
PACK OF TEN POSTCARDS!!!

Haha, I'm so glad I saw this give away. It sounds amazing and I LOVE everything from BOTH of your shops!

My favorite Simple Pleasure in life... Washing rice. I know that might sound strange, but really, it's relaxing. I like the swirling of rice and the way it feels between my fingers. It's almost like Amelie, when she sticks her hand into the bag of beans (is it beans?) at the shop. :)

Simply Mel said...

Absolutely love the little camera plushie! My crumb goes nuts for our camera, so maybe this one would take her mind off ours for a while!

My favorite simple pleasure is cooking. Nothing brings me more joy and lets my mind wander with inspiration than when I am in the kitchen preparing food for dinner or baking a cake or two!

SK said...

I have an extreme soft spot for plush-anything. I would love the camera-plushy!

Emily said...

They are all such fun and cute things to win, but I love the postcards the most! emilyfette@gmail.com

Lola said...

My favorite simple pleasure in life is baking organic chocolate chip cookies with my husband.

The Tic Tac Sew is adorable! It would look so nice in my sewing room!

Little Miss Tiara said...

being the hopeless romantic that I am, the simplest pleasure would be daydreaming, haha... or looking at some romantic pictures...

and I love that post card set for sure, hahaha... I mean, look! It has love written on it! D:

Kaye Prince said...

My favourite simple pleasure is definitely coffee in the morning - I just love it so much!

All of the things in this post are lovely, but I would definitely have to say that I'd love the tic tac sew kit if I won!

jamfiescreations1 said...

I love the pack of 10 postcards.
But everything is beautiful.

My favorite simple pleasure is a
Hot Sneakers Latte in a cold morning.

w said...

i love that camera plushie!

my simple pleasure in life? sitting. fo' real. i love to sit.

thanks for a great giveaway.

wendiwinn on etsy.

Olivia said...

The postcards are super! A simple pleasure for me is a hot bath at the end of a very long day!

Insanitykim said...

The postcards are great! Thanks for a fun giveaway! I can be reached via email through my blog.

Krissy @ B.Inspired, Mama! said...

Love the Tic Tac Sew!!!

My simple pleasure is my kids laughing when I tickle them. Always sure to brighten my day. :)

AJ said...

I love the camera plushie ( :
My simple pleasure is logging in to ym & chatting with friends.

A_C_E_(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lily said...

I would pick the Custom Camera Plushie!
And my simple pleasure is tea- hot or iced, anytime.

Rachel said...

Tic Tac Sew! Snuggling is my favorite simple pleasure.

sunswirlgirl on etsy

JJ said...

I love the camera plushie! So, so cute!! My favorite pleasure is cuddling with both my guys (hubby and little boy)...

Ashleigh said...

I would love to win the Custom Tic Tac Sew Kit!! I have been eyeballing it forever!

One of my favorite simple pleasures in life is putting a blanket in the dryer, taking it out when it's toasty, and curling up with it and a book.

Stephanie said...

I would love to win any of the three prizes, the are too cute. I would choose tic, tac, sew if I did win :)

Dolores said...

i would love the postcards. simple pleasure in life - toss up between flowers for the eyes or music for the ears and the soul.

Ooty said...

ooh the Tick Tac Sew is so brilliant! Thanks for hosting this lovely giveaway. My tiny pleasure is super warm looooooooooong baths, I can stay there until my skin screams "out" =D It relaxes me no matter what is going on =0).
Thanks again.

dizzee said...

I absolutely adore the Camera Plushie... well, I do love anything that's "plushie-related"! Hehehe...

Hmm, one of the simple pleasures in my life is seeing the toothy smiles from my sister's 1+ yr old triplet boys. They just light up my life! :)

Thanks for having this giveaway!

dalilasmzubir[at]gmail[dot]com

Selene said...

Tic Tac Sew Kit for me! I like watching my movies

shiki6210 at gmail dot com

Abby said...

The Tic Tac Sew Kit is cute!

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

free indeed said...

TicTac Sew for me too! I love to sit on the porch swing in the summer and read a book....so lazy and sooo pleasurable!

Bethany Dirksen said...

Oh man, so many good ones to choose from. I would probably have to go with the post cards though.

My simple pleasure is when the public bathrooms have those quick drying hand blower. Love it!

Great feature and give away!

www.dirksendabbles.blogspot.com

simply blogged said...

I want the camera pushie...too cute!

Amber said...

They are all so cute but I would most love to win the pack of postcards! My favorite simple pleasure in life is dark chocolate!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

burlap + blue said...

LOVE tic tac sew!!! Thanks!

Barefoot Chic said...

Some people are SOOOO talented, I can't stand it. They are such adorable creations!

xoxo

Kristin said...

I would love the postcards! Snail mail so brightens my day. I would love to brighten someone else's. My simple pleasure is enjoying a latte with the hubs on Saturday morning! We're having a fab giveaway today too. Come check it out if you have a chance Dionne!

Tylerpants said...

My simple pleasure in life in a big smile from my toothy 10 months old son =) He'd enjoy playing with the custom camera plushie!
tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Meninheira said...

My simple pleasure in life is the laught of my litle ones :)

I love the camera!! so sweet :)

Wehaf said...

I'd love to win the postcard set!

My simple pleasure is to hang out on the couch and snuggle with my boyfriend.

urchiken at gmail dot com

sweetwilliam said...

The postcard set is really cool! A simple pleasure - house work is done, orders for the day are done, house is quiet, I find a sun spot and sit with a good book, a cup of tea and a nice nibble.

Jen said...

The camera is super-cute, but I really love the postcards.

My simple pleasure in life is a cup of tea. :-)

Colleen said...

Definately the Camera Plushie! My photography studio is opening on Jan 4th and it would be good karma :)

picnut1512@yahoo.com

trixx said...

I'd love the adorable Custom Camera Plushie, it'd be great for my friend who's a photographer! A simple pleasure of mine is a hot mug of tea! peanut{at}nyc.rr.com

Carissa said...

what an adorable shop! I love the tic tac sew set! the boy and I always play tic tac toe while waiting for our food at mac grill :)

Liz said...

My daughter would adore the plush camera!

My favorite simple pleasure is drinking a cup of hot tea with my husband after we've put the kids to bed.

Carol VR said...

Because I love to sew, the tic tac sew is right up my alley.

daldak01@yahoo.ca

Clare said...

I'd choose the postcards, they're lovely.

And my favorite simple pleasure is crossing something off a list! Just that one line with a pencil, nothing more simple than that. (Of course getting to cross it out is often less than simple).

Anonymous said...

I love the camera plushie!

orangegirl779@hotmail.com

Jingle said...

I would LOVE that plushie camera! He makes me happy! My simple pleasure in life is a bowl of ice cream with peanut butter and marshmallow topping!

natty. said...

I would love the camera plushie!

Annie said...

what a fabulous giveaway! i always LOVE your giveaways!!

i would love the tic tac sew, i don't think it could get any cuter!!

i hope you are having a great week pretty girl!

International Giveaways said...

The tic tac sew ruby is so cute! I love it. :)

My simple pleasure is Argentinean dulce de leche cones. They are so yummy and I find them so rarely.

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com

Sara said...

I like the camera plushie - so cute! And a great simple pleasure is hot tea, yum.

Melissa {is•ly} said...

Hmmm. . . Tic tac sew would probably be my choice. My current simple pleasure would be hot cider and hot chocolate. It just warms me from the inside out!

Gaia said...

i'm obsessed with Camera and I'd love to win it!

Actually, at the moment my simple Pleasure is to sew, decor, take photos, and everything has to do with Christmas...
Now I got to go... I have more cookies in the oven...

Hope to see you around!

Melissa said...

I love the plush camera...
my simple pleasure is drinking a nice glass of wine with a piece of chocolate in a hot bubble bath.... so relaxing

Melissa
www.lissylee77.etsy.com

kelsea said...

I would most like to win the Camera Plushie!! I have a weakness for cute things...and I am an aspiring photographer. As for simple pleasures, I really am a morning person--I love getting up early and eating breakfast like a champion.

Dionne said...

Thank you for your comments, this giveaway is now closed.

elledee said...

the tic tac sew is way too cute. I want!

www.glammed.blogspot.com

Kym said...

I think I have missed this lovely giveaway but if I haven't I would love the Custom Tic Tac Sew Kit!