10.15.2010

fun friday giveaway

Most of the time our home doesn't look the way I want it to look. Shoes and backpacks littering the floor, dishes in the sink, and some sharpie on the upholstery that the dog has eaten a chunk of. I don't long for it to be different because that will mean that my seven children have grown and are gone.

I do crave order and beauty where I can find it...usually in the little things.

I love having a fun container full of matching pencils or pens on a desk or by the phone. Years ago I ordered about 1000 red pencils for my red and green kitchen. This week we got in a shipment of these bamboo pens for Kayce's Store and I am in love. I will confess that I can never get enough bamboo. (I found the white and green container at salvation army.)


It was so fun to hear from so many of you last week that I decided to do another fun Friday giveaway. I will be giving away two sets of pens. Just leave a comment and I will pick a winner on Tuesday. I would love to hear about you and what "little things" you enjoy.
Happy Friday!
xokc

34 comments:

Melanie said...

adorable and a pretty way to accessorize your desk! Happy Friday!

Fran said...

Love the bamboo pens!! One little thing I enjoy is a nice hot cup of tea with a little piece of dark chocolate! Perfect for a fall October day!

nimi said...

out of the ordinary and so classy

Marisa said...

Hi Kayce!
LOVE the container and the bamboo pens are a total fave. Great idea
x

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Those pens are adorable! I have blue and white trays in my bathroom drawers and I keep my makeup and jewelry on them. They are so pretty and make me happy every time I need to get toothpaste or dental floss. xx

Kendall Kole said...

LOOOOVE those cute pens, container, and your blog to!! :)

Kymberly said...

I love having my earrings organized on a round jewelry display.... they look so pretty on there- thats one of the little thigns i love.

lauren @ gathering moss said...

what great pens! the little things really do bring so much satisfaction in life. i recently put my hand soap and dish soap in pretty containers and corralled all the sponges and scrubbers into a lovely little pot - it's amazing how much more clean and organized it makes the kitchen feel!

Pinecone said...

I love the pens, so cute.

I am with you!! I crave order too...but can deal with the chaos of the three kids and three hairy cats because I want to enjoy all the time I get with them!

Have a great weekend!
Ashlyn

Garnet said...

i love keeping random jewelry in little glass jars near my window. : )

Twist of Lime said...

Adorable! I love little nooks in my home. I am eventually going to do a post about them :) Little places with personality - like the area right by my stove decorated with some of my antique ironstone collection. :)

Patti said...

Really neat pens! One of my favorite little things is a single flower in a vase! If I won, I would send along one of the pens to my daughter in Iowa. Thanks for a great giveaway!

bluehydrangea said...

Kayce, I love these because they are useful and beautiful..the perfect combination!!

julia said...

Everyone steals my pens.....a little thing I enjoy....hmm...wearing my favorite bracelet.

The 5 Bickies said...

Love bamboo, love bamboo pens and love your thrift store container too!

callie burnette said...

these are just precious!! i love to keep my pens in an old mint julep cup of my mom's...i can't stand just watching them gather dust in the cupboards.

Faux Country said...

So cute. I love them. the little treasures that make me smile...paper straws, fun scotch tape, pretty note cards, dirty little boys, frilly little girls, hugs and kisses from my sweet baby girl. Sign me up, please.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Oh do I have a thing for pens and pencils :) Have a wonderful weekend Kayce, xoxo

Anne said...

I love the pens!

I have a collection of various tags for gifts, etc. that I keep in a wooden box-- all organized and pretty to look at even when I am not using them. I'm with you...order and organization even in small spaces makes me happy! ;)

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Kayce- Those pens are adorable! Great find! (And they'd be perfect in my studio!) Have a great weekend!
Loretta

Michelle said...

These pens would be perfect in my kitchen, too! I love the 1000 red pencils idea and think I may give it a try in my office. Another little thing I love: coordinating bottles for decanting everyday things. Juice is so much lovlier in vintage glass carafes, and even rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, etc. are pretty when grouped together in matching bottles.

Amy R. said...

Bamboo is always going to be "in". I have a silver mint julep cup on our home office desk full of white pencils. Have a great day!
Amy R.

meeyeehere said...

Those are super cute! I love bamboo,my best friend has it growing all over her back yard! It looks so jungl ish and I love it
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

rustic rooster interiors said...

Kayce,

I feel like we're bamboo sisters... You've seen all the evidence = my blog posts, my house, my random bamboo furniture pictures, my bamboo finds. Pick me... me... me! But, I will get down to business & answer the question... I enjoy my children after a hot cup of coffee {wink}! I love those pens. We used to sell them at the rooster. Adorable! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

xoxo,
Alexandra

Annette said...

First time reader this morning and now I'm a huge fan and follower. Your family is adorable. I lack color in my home, and you have such an eye for it. I enjoy little projects that are so satisfying. This week it was making a simple dessert platter with a coordinating bowl and plate from the Halloween section at Target. (Glue the bottom of the bowl to the bottom of the plate and voila) That's what makes me happy this week.

Nancy said...

Randomness...but my boots just arrived to wear with my perfect Kayce Hughes dress. Can't wait to wear it all together!

aflack said...

love the cute bamboo pens. i have a bamboo thing myself. i keep framing things in bamboo and i cannot stop it! it just looks great not matter what I frame.
cool find on bamboo pens!

monkeygrasshill said...

Can you every have too many pens?.... These are so cute!

I love my morning cup of coffee. And I can't get enough of pretty paper products-note pads, note cards, note books, business/mommy cards.

Pick me for the giveaway :) I need a cute pen to write on all my paper products.

Thanks!
Julie

The Zhush said...

Love bamboo as well! And your house sounds a lot like mine! Here we live for our xtra large baskets...that's where we throw shoes (in some by the door) and toys (in the family room).

Jane said...

Love the pens...can't wait ot be a winner. I enjoy keeping two tarnished silver containers filled with seasonal live plants.

Avril said...

Yes, I need more bamboo in my life as well. Thanks!!

Carolyn said...

I love bamboo and I love writing in my pretty journal with a hot cup of tea by my side.. Merci!

CJB said...

Adorable...a fun giveaway. Today I walked to the market and falling leaves were dancing all around me as I made my way. Autumn in New England is so enjoyable.

Liza Graves said...

I L-O-V-E these pens! LOVE to you as well,
Liza