Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Our Poor Kitty

Our Kitty - Polley

We lost our Kitty Sunday. She was my sewing partner. I always had to pull up a chair so she could sit next to my while I would sew. She also liked to sit on my foot pedal so I couldn't sew when she was wanting some affection. Here is a picture of my two girls! Our wonderful daughter and kitty snoozing on the couch.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Giveaway Winner

The winner of the fabulous wristlet is...drum roll please.... MySerenityWay! Congratulations MySerenityWay! Thank you all for entering. Thanks to my daughter for being my "pull the name out of the hat" girl.

Become a follower and keep tabs as every month there will be at least one giveaway!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


The giveaway for today is the Lavender Design Wristlet which can be found in detail at http://www.etsy.com/listing/44980898/lavender-design-wristlet

All you have to do is reply in the comments and I will randomly choose one person to send this too. I will contact you through your icon. If your icon is set to private you can email me at galwaygirldesigns@googlemail.com and I will include you in the random drawing. I WILL NOT release anyones information outside of the winners first name or blog name. The winner may choose which one they prefer. Your information will not be given to anyone else nor will you be spammed by me. I respect your privacy.

I will post the winner on Monday - June 21st. The giveaway closes at midnight June 20th.

Best of luck!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

My Birthday Gift to You

This week I turn, well, ladies never tell now do we! But this week I am offering 15% off all items at my shop www.GalwayGirlDesigns.com and free shipping in the month of June. Additionally, throughout this week I will be offering giveaways in the Etsy chat rooms and on my blog. I look forward to bringing a smile to your face as I enjoy my birthday week. Yes, in my house we get a birthday week!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Graduation Weekend in Beautiful Heidelberg, Germany

This weekend was one I have looked forward to for the last few years. I finally completed my Bachelors Degree (Bachelors of Science in Business/Finance). As if living abroad weren't enough of a treat my graduation ceremony was at the Kongresshalle (Congress Hall) in Heidelberg, Germany which is a gorgeous and historic city. The ceremony was so much more than I ever allowed myself to hope for. There were a number of speakers that addressed us graduates prior to our walk onstage to receive our scrolls. Afterwards we enjoyed a lovely reception with drinks and a nice buffet of fabulous European food. My family and I were thoroughly impressed with the event. In addition to all that the school provided a professional photographer!! Unfortunately, the photo I have posted is one we captured from the video we took and the angle is terrible. Can anyone say upward angle equals double chin?!?!

The ladies who coordinated the whole event were absolute gems. I am amidst writing them each "thank you" notes. The college couldn't have asked for a better set of ladies!

I decided to start the Masters degree this fall. Yes, I do believe I am a glutton for punishment. I think education provides a great foundation which helps us creative spirits balance business with creativity. That being said some people naturally have that ability. Some of us need to refine our skills through education and I am definitely one of them.