Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Goodies!

Hey! I added some new stuff to the shop. If you liked the necklace from the giveaway, hurry and head on over! Like....FAST!

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*Shipping is to the contiguous United States only. If you would like me to ship it somewhere else, let me know and I can adjust the shipping for you.*

Thanks! :)


Friday, April 29, 2011

All Things NatSprat: See it. Love it. Get it.

Well, I have some exciting news! I've had quite a few requests for people who want to buy the things I've made. So...I've started up a new blog because that's how much I love you. My friends, I'd like to introduce you to.....

(Isn't the banner ADORABLE!?! I may or may not have stayed up until 2 a.m. making it.)

It's through Paypal, so all you have to do is see if there is something you want and under the pictures there will be a "Buy It Now" button. You click on it, and it will open up a Paypal link for you to snatch it up! There will be camera straps and necklaces and other random things I make. Let me know if there is anything YOU would like to see in there! I can do custom orders for things, too.

Here are a few of the items in the shop right now....

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And there will be more to come!

Well, have a FABULOUS weekend, everyone! I know I will!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Camera Strap WINNER

I want to SERIOUSLY thank everyone who voted and entered the giveaway! I had an INCREDIBLE 72 people enter! I wish I could give you ALL a camera strap...but that would cost a fortune and take me a lifetime, and I'm positive I would accidentally sew my fingers together at some point. about if I just promise to have another giveaway soon? :)

Are you dying to find out who won the camera strap? It was....

EMILY! Congratulations, Emily! You have 48 hours to contact me with your address so I can get this mailed to you!

For anyone else interested in a camera strap/necklace/headbands, etc.....I'm chewing on the idea of opening an etsy shop or blog for things I make....whadda'ya think???


Sgt. Glenn Martinez Memorial 5K: HOME

I live in small town America. Population, under 4,000. It's a town that was established in the late 1800's. A lot of the buildings are really old...but really cool.

This is our post office...

and our library...

an old church...

our HUUUGE theater....

our restored downtown.

Just a little glimpse of where I live. But I can say a few things about where I live...

There are BEAUTIFUL sunrises and sunsets...

They know how to have a totally ROCKING parade. (yes, there was a hint of sarcasm...but this really is the parade that goes through the town. This picture is from right in front of my parent's house! There are other floats, I promise. )

But the best thing about this town? It's heart. And that's what this post is really about.

*All photo credits for the following pictures go to Jolynne*

This is Sgt. Glen Martinez. He went to my school...or I went to his. He was killed in Iraq on May 2nd, 2008. He was a hero.

When a soldier from our town is killed and they bring them home, the whole town comes out to pay tribute. They line the streets with flags in hand, hands over hearts, and tears in their eyes.

They are brought through town on the nicest firetruck in deepest respect, escorted by all of our local police, emergency response volunteers and their family.

This is Glen's wife, Melissa (center), his father (left) and mother (right) They are INCREDIBLE people.

In honor of Glen, his family has organized a walk/run 5k fundraiser to help raise funds for the Sgt. Glen Martinez Memorial Scholarship. They give out two of them to honor his life and memory to high school seniors.

My Dad runs this race, as well as my brothers. This year, I will be joining them. I've never been a runner like everyone else in my family, but I've always wanted to be. So, this is my year to start. And I can't think of a better cause to begin with.

Will you guys please be my cheer squad? I've never run a race before, so I'm kind of nervous. Okay...more like terrified. But, whenever I don't think I can do it, I'll come back to this post and comments to get all pumped again! :)


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Camera Strap Giveaway Reminder

Just a reminder....

It's the last day of the camera strap GIVEAWAY!!! It's not too late! Voting ends at midnight. To enter the contest, click



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Giveaway by Desert Rain Designs and 30% of etsy code!

As you all know, Mother's Day is coming up soon! So, I am having a special Mother's Day giveaway today! You can win this darling pair of 100% sterling silver on sterling silver earrings. Give them to your Mama or keep them for yourself! :)


*Heart Desert Rain Designs on etsy*
*Leave a comment telling me which item in her shop is your favorite*
*tweet the giveaway*
*post the giveaway on facebook*
*blog about the giveaway*

This giveaway will end May 3rd at midnight!

Now, you may be asking, who is the maker of these beauties? That would be my AMAZING cousin, Melissa!

She is SOOOO talented. In like....EVERY way possible. She is a very gifted ballerina, she sings, she does photography, she sews, she is SUPER crafty, and she makes BEAUTIFUL jewelry.

I've been wanting to feature her on my blog because I just think the WORLD of her and she has talents that need to be shared! She even offered to do this giveaway! So, my friends, I would like you to meet my dear cousin Melissa. (Isn't she GORGEOUS!?!)

She is a stay-at-home mom of 2 HILARIOUS kids. There is never a dull moment in this Mama's life! Where she finds time to do everything...I don't know...but she does it, and she does it well.

She has an etsy site called Desert Rain Designs. (Even just the name gives me goosebumps! I can almost SMELL the sagebrush rain. Yummmm.) I absolutely LOVE everything in her shop! Everything is VERY reasonably priced, and the highest quality. And, in honor of Mothers Day, Melissa is doing a etsy code for a WHOPPING 30% off!

(*GASP* Awesome, I know!!!)

In the checkout, just use the code:

Here are some of the lovelies from her shop! If you want it for you or someone you love, click on the image to be taken directly to the url of the item to snatch it up right away! I have a feeling they'll go fast, especially with the 30% off.

And those are just a few! So, hop on over and check them out! Don't forget to enter the giveaway!


Tutorials A La NatSprat

Hi, Everyone! Lots of great things going on today! While I am busy here at home getting Whitney caught up on school (SUMMER, PLEASE HURRY UP!!!), you can still enjoy some tutorials a la NatSprat!

Check out my new tutorial on Bizzy B's blog for Tutorial Tuesday: HOW TO MAKE A FELT FLOWER PILLOW. Remember the one from Kate's bedroom makeover? ;) Now you can make one, too!



I'm being featured over at {Trulie Scrumptious} today! You have GOT to go check these girls out. They are seriously SOOOO stinking cute. They are two ADORABLE and FABULOUS sisters with lots of great ideas and tips and TONS of humor! I am seriously laughing so hard through each post. They are fairly new to Blogland, so go show them some love! You won't regret it. Follow them (I do!) and I promise you won't be disappointed!