waving (and winning) the banner of love -A GIVEAWAY-

I decided to surprise myself last week on the thirteenth of February at ten pm and do some creating.  Lee was at the office, as usual, studying for some quiz or writing a paper (I can never keep track), and I decided to stay up late.  You see, as a rule, I hit the hay at 9:30, at the very latest.  I have no need to reiterate what my nights look like, for I have made it clear and obvious no one does any sleeping for any length of time around here.  So, I broke my precious rule and got to work.

This is what I came up with.  


I set up a project the boys could make for their beloved daddy-o.  The next day, the boys had a messy yet satisfying time decorating their flags.



I had a ball picking out sentimental fabrics from this ginormous pile of -to be used for something, someday- stockpile of clothes from the last 7 years of our lives.


And I found the results of staying up late to be not so bad after all.  Of course everything must be done in moderation.  Don’t think I am going to go out partying anytime soon.  Though, wouldn’t that be nice?  I mean just once?  Sigh….

oh and to show off a bit… this is what my man came up with!  


a bouquet of vegetables!  how appropriate!

And so to spread the love, I decided to share one with one of you!  And not just any banner.  A banner of your liking.  A custom banner of your choice up to 13 letters long, enough for a happy birthday tradition.  So…. for one drawing give me a comment.  For two, follow my blog  and comment.  For three, share this page somewhere, follow and comment!  In a week or so, I will tally them up, draw one out of a hat (I still don’t know how to do this random number generator bologna) and perhaps you will be adorning your house in a banner of your own.


remember if you don’t play you can’t win!  

Winner is Beth W.!!!!!

18 thoughts on “waving (and winning) the banner of love -A GIVEAWAY-

  1. This is so cute!!! I would love to surprise my husband with one of these in our kitchen… I’m not sure what I’d put on it, though? …going to have to think!

    I followed your blog, too.

  2. Oh lovely! I’ve been wishing I had the creativity to make something like this, and secretly hoping someone would do it for me 😉 Your LOVE banner is very sweet.

    I’m a follower
    and I’m going to share this on Facebook.

  3. Not sure i understand all of the rules of the contest…but I do love seeing your stuff and keeping up with you. always thought you were special…as was T…even when you doubted yourself as we all did at that age by the way. Rya, your senior prom date is still struggling to find his way..so understand that you, as all of us, are still evolving,

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  5. I’m really loving your blog. keep it coming ok. my favorite thing to do right now is nursing my sleeping baby while reading you words. Especially the one about not sleeping, thanks;)

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  7. On days like today, when I have major mama burnout, you’re words are my inspiration. You’re a wonderful mom and friend. Love you!

  8. Up nursing and reading your incredible blog! Thank you Mariah for all of the time and love you put into this… It makes my nights a little sweeter. You are truly talented.

  9. Mariah, thank you for making my nights a little sweeter. You are my #1 read as I am up (probably with you) nursing at night. You are TRULY talented!

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