Wednesday, April 27, 2011

For Peeps Sake! A BIG Surprise Inside & $150 My Pink & Green Garden Lilly Winner Announced!

Hello Peeps! 

This post is packed with surprises and exciting 

things I can't wait to share with all of you!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Holiday! Easter is one of my favorite holidays as it symbolizes rebirth of life. Here in the Northeast I enjoy watching all the plants and flowers come back to life, seeing the empty branches bud with leaves and bulbs begin to bloom. It has been a long hard winter here. We got snow the day before Easter! We still have a little snow in the yard, hard to believe considering Easter came so late this year!

I spent part of Easter planning a warm weather getaway to Hilton Head Island and counting down the days....24 until HHI! If anyone has tips for the HHI area I would love to hear them!

Our family Easter traditions include a visit to the Easter Bunny, coloring Easter eggs, crafts and marshmallow Peeps! What are some of your Easter traditions?

My Minnie wearing one of her favorite Lilly Pulitzer dresses from The Joggling Board to visit the Easter Bunny! She fell in love with the stuffed Peep in this photo. Information below on how to purchase these Peeps!

My Minnie proudly displaying one of her pink Easter eggs she colored

We hunted through all the local grocery stores for white eggs that are Cage-Free, without growth hormones or antibiotics. I had no idea it would be impossible to find them for coloring Easter eggs because we usually buy brown organic eggs that are cage free without hormones and antibiotics. I can no longer support factory farms and the unethical treatment of animals in addition to being concerned with healthy food choices for our family. So we used the organic brown eggs to color the Easter eggs and they came out better than expected!

Eggs colored with food coloring, hot water and lemon juice.

S'meeps time!

I am going to publicly admit one of my guilty pleasures, Peeps! I know you are probably laughing after I write about healthy eggs! Funnier is the healthy New Morning Organic Graham Crackers next to the Hershey's chocolate bars and Peeps in this photo! At least no animals were harmed or mistreated in the making of Peeps! How unhealthy are Peeps? The first ingredient listed is Sugar followed by corn syrup, not healthy at all! They also have artificial dyes and colorings. The good news, Peeps are Gluten-Free (important to someone like me who has a Gluten sensitivity), Fat- Free (0 g of Saturated or Trans Fats!) and only 32.5 calories per Peep/130 Calories per serving (4 Chicks)! Source Livestrong: A Healthier snack choice than Lilly Pulitzer Nabisco Animal Crackers but still not a great food choice. Perfect for a treat once in awhile!

Two Peeps in a pod! Making S'meeps!

S'meeps aka S'mores are so easy to make and they are Peepalicious! We assembled our S'meeps as shown above and then put them in the microwave. The fun part is watching the marshmallow Peeps expand and grow in the microwave! My Minnie loves this part! I tried to capture this in a photo but was not quick enough, they deflate pretty quickly! If you have lots of Peeps leftover in those Easter baskets give S'meeps a try! Or have fun making them grow in the microwave.

Bon Appetit! Note The Lilly Pulitzer Lifeguard Press Limeade Floaters melamie plate is not microwave safe, just used this to serve my Minnie who adores this dinnerware.

Another Easter tradition is chocolate fondue Peeps chicks and bunnies! This Easter we sampled all the varieties of Peeps chicks and bunnies. The sugar-free Peeps were better than expected and the new chocolate dipped & chocolate covered Peeps are delicious! Apparently I am not the only person obsessed with Peeps there are many websites dedicated to these delicious marshmallow treats! There are  contests like the annual Diorama Peeps Contest sponsored by the Washington Post, to see these adorable Peep Shows Click Here:

Lenox makes the most adorable Peeps Collectible line! To shop the Lenox Peeps Collectibles & Gifts Click HERE 

There is even a Peeps Company Store, Where you can buy the Peeps marshmallow bunnies, peeps, stuffed Peeps (like the one in the photo up above)and more! Click HERE to visit! Okay I am all Peeped Out, and swear off Peeps until next Easter!

Don't put all your eggs in one basket! Easter and Lilly go together so of course we made Lilly easter Eggs! So easy with Lilly napkins, Lilly gift wrap and Mod Podge! Yes, I admit I am a decoupageaholic! Here we used plastic eggs  glued shut then covered with Lilly Pulitzer napkins & gift wrap from Lifeguard Press. The napkin wrapped eggs didn't come out as nice as the gift wrapped eggs. The napkins work better on the white styrofoam eggs I have used in the past

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Now for a BIG Surprise I am excited to share with all of you! As you all know Re-Lilly has been a huge success and grown to almost 5000 fans. A website for Re-Lilly off of Facebook is in research and development to make buying and selling for FREE even better, i.e. more search options by size, etc. My plan is to expand the Re-Lilly Community with neighborhoods for other brands. It will be some time before this happens. I get messages daily asking if there are other Free pages on Facebook like Re-Lilly for other brands. I also get messages daily asking me to start another page like Re-Lilly on Facebook for other brands, so I decided to set up a page on Facebook until a website is designed! 
The Pink Closet Re-Cycled Fashions is celebrating a GRAND OPENING on Facebook! Click HERE to Join the new Page where you can Buy ~ Sell & Swap your other favorite brands! 
Meet Bella my Chihuahua! She worked in my retail store, Pink, and was loved by all customers! Bella will be the mascot at The Pink Closet. Bella says "Welcome!"
For more information visit The Pink Closet on Facebook: 
Now for the winner of the $150.00 Generous Giveaway from My Pink & Green Garden
Drum Roll..............................................
There were 244 Entries! was used to choose the Lucky Winner........................................

LUCKY NUMBER 196.........

CONGRATULATIONS TO PREPPY WIFE PREPPY LIFE! Please contact me with your information! Thank you to Irene at My Pink and Green Garden for sponsoring this generous Giveaway! To anyone who missed the post, Click HERE to learn more about My Pink and Green Garden Lilly Pulitzer Home Decor! I will be making over my Minnie's Bedroom soon and will be adding some beautiful items from My Pink and Green Garden. I promise to share photos when we finish!

Stay tuned for more exciting news and GIVEAWAYS coming soon!


Monday, April 18, 2011

My Pink and Green Garden $150 Lilly Giveaway!

I am tickled Pink & Green to team up with My Pink and Green Garden to bring Re-Lilly fans this Fabulous & Generous Giveaway!

 What is My Pink and Green Garden? Custom home decor and gifts made with Lilly Pulitzer fabrics!

 I became aware of My Pink and Green Garden when I was shopping for Lilly accessories for my Minnie's bedroom. I ordered a few of the pillows made from Lilly fabrics similar to these:

Decorative Pillow made with Lilly Pulitzer Daisies fabric


Here are some of the other pillows available from My Pink and Green Garden:


New custom Palm Tree pillow made with Lilly Pulitzer See Ya Lator

New custom throw Pillow MW Lilly Pulitzer 2011 Hibiscus Monkey Trouble

New Initial pillow MW LILLY PULITZER Your choice fabric

 Those are just a few of my favorite pillows from My Pink and Green Garden there are so many to choose from!

I asked Irene the creator of My Pink and Green Garden products to please tell us a little about herself, how she became a fan of Lilly and how she started making these beautiful handmade items crafted from Lilly Pulitzer fabrics. Here is Irene's Bio:

"I am a stay-at-home mom of two little boys (6 & 7). When my little guys were growing out of their nurseries , I set out to redecorate and give them big boy theme rooms. Not being able to find exactly what I wanted, I decided to make my own custom décor. I was very happy with the new items that I had created. Friends and family commented how adorable the boys rooms looked and encouraged me to sell my decor online. At that time, I juggled a full time career and family but decided to do this décor thing as a “hobby“.
At that same time, the company I worked for was encouraging me to accept a promotion which would have entailed a big move for our entire family. My husbands career was becoming more demanding so we made the decision that I would put my career on hold, focus on our family and my new online business. And then came Lilly

A customer who purchased some items for her son, wanted something special for her little girl. She asked if I would make some of my items with a special fabric that she would supply. It was the Palm Beach Floral print. I fell in love with the fabric and Lilly Pulitzers story. I soon purchased my first dress. And my own collection began. My customer was absolutely thrilled with her Palm Beach Floral items and encouraged her friends to contact me to create similar items for them. I’ve met so many wonderful Lilly lovers, really the nicest group of women that I could ever have the pleasure to work with, on projects from dorm room décor, to surprise bedroom makeovers, home offices to nurseries. My youngest is now in Kindergarten and my work at home has been such a success that I have decided to continue to be a stay at home mom and continue with my “hobby” and surround myself with Lilly everyday."

Thank you Irene for sharing your story! It is always fun to hear how others fell in Love with Lilly! You are so lucky to surround yourself with Lilly everyday and we are so lucky to discover My Pink and Green Garden!  

There is so much more than pillows from My Pink and Green Garden Shop! Here are a few of my other favorite items offered:

Table Lamp and Shade covered with Lilly Pulitzer Cabanarama fabric

Memo board made with Lilly Pulitzer Slathouse Rock fabric

To visit the My Pink and Green Garden Etsy Shop Click HERE to see all the beautiful items currently available. You will find an assortment of items to add to your preppy decor. All items are carefully handcrafted. Something for everyone, to brighten your home, your little girls room, your office, not so little girls room, and dorm room for your college bound girls! 

Some other important details about My Pink and Green Garden Shop on Etsy



  • PayPal and Credit Cards
  • Money Order

PAYPAL is so convenient for many of us! Especially those who sell on Re-Lilly and want to use our Re-Lilly money to buy more Lilly!

Become a Facebook Fan for updates on NEW ITEMS and also to hear about My Pink and Green Garden Specials by Clicking HERE 

Can't get enough of My Pink and Green Garden? Visit the eBay Shop by Clicking Here

My Pink and Green Garden Shop gladly combines shipping for customers.

I am getting ready to redecorate my Minnie's bedroom and having a tough time choosing from all the beautiful items in the My Pink and Green Garden Shop! We have decided on soft pink walls and white trying to decide on the accessories. Torn between doing Matchy-Match or Mixing & Matching prints, What do you think?

Now for the Giveaway! One lucky person will win a GRAND PRIZE of $150 to shop with My Pink and Green Garden!  

Here is how to Enter:
PLEASE ONE COMMENT PER ENTRY! If you put them all in 1 Comment they only get counted as 1 so it is to your benefit to make sure each Entry is in a separate Comment! 
MANDATORY to be entered: You must follow this blog and visit the My Pink and Green Garden Shop and comment telling us your favorite item in the shop.

For additional Entries: 

1 Extra Entry- Become a Facebook Fan of My Pink and Green Garden by Liking the My Pink and Green Garden Facebook Page HERE

2 Extra Entries for EACH ITEM THAT IS PURCHASED! (Just be sure to separate the entries in separate comments, for example: Comment "Entry 1 for Memo board made with Lilly Pulitzer Classic White Zin fabric purchase" Then in the next comment post "Entry 2 for Memo board made with Lilly Pulitzer Classic White Zin fabric purchase"

1 Extra Entry if you share this Giveaway on your Blog, Website or Facebook (please post the link in your comment)
The reason for separating entries into individual comments is that will be used to choose a winner by random number draw.Re-Lilly Giveaways usually bring a large volume of entries making it too difficult to put names in a hat or transfer names to a spreadsheet. Whatever number selects is the number I will count from the first entry in the comments. Any questions please let me know!
Winning Entry will be verified so make sure to follow the rules. Winner will be selected in a week on April 25th @ 11:59 PM EST and announced shortly after.

Happy Shopping Re-Lilly fans! More surprises coming soon!Good Luck!Cheers!
xx Sue
PS~ More great giveaways lined up and if you are a business or crafter and want to be featured on Re-Lilly, offer a giveaway or have Re-Lilly review product(s)send an email to: