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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Saying Goodbye to Summer with a Giveaway

Am I the only one who is hanging onto summer with a death grip? Can you tell that I'm not quite ready to embrace Fall? It isn't like my last post was about using sea shells to make a matching game or something beach themed! 

 
Dark sky and light ocean at Topsail Island.

This past weekend we made one more trip to the coast. We stayed with my stepmom (aka the famous author) Diane Chamberlain and her significant other, the very talented photographer, John Pagliuca. They own a great condo at Topsail Island. The view is stunning since the ocean is right off their deck.

Diane and Jet (one of her two shelties)

One of John's many beautiful photos, for sale HERE.

We had a fabulous time, but my favorite part of the weekend was sleeping on the deck at the foot of the ocean with Pretty Handsome Guy. Nothing can compare to being lulled to sleep by the ocean!

That's me asleep on the condo deck.


Some of you noticed that I have a new profile picture. I am forever indebted to John for taking several pictures of me specifically for my blog. (Being the photographer in our house means that I have very few photos of myself.)

So, since I still have summer on the brain, I wanted to go ahead and introduce you to these beauties that hold bottled up beachy goodness in them.

Bottles filled with shells and sand.

Teeny tiny shells circle the nautilus and starfish stoppers.


If you have been one of my readers for a month, you may recognize these from the tour I gave of the Painted Cottage in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Leigh is the owner, and she was so sweet to offer something to give away to my readers. That's right, these two beautiful glass bottles could be yours. And, because I REALLY want to thank my followers, I'm giving you five chances to enter the giveaway.

It is pretty simple. Here are the ways that you can win these two adorable beach in a bottle accessories:

  1. Become a follower of Pretty Handy Girl (Subscribe via email on the sidebar or follow with Google friend connect which can also be found on the sidebar). Then leave me one comment letting me know that you are (or already were) a follower.
  2. Become a follower of The Painted Cottage blog HERE. Then leave me a comment on this post letting me know that you are now following The Painted Cottage.
  3. Become a fan of The Painted Cottage on Facebook HERE. Then leave me a comment letting me know you are now a fan. (Not sure how you become a fan of a facebook page? It is easy, simply click the thumbs up "Like"icon at the top of the page.)
  4. Do you tweet? Did you know that Pretty Handy Girl tweets? Become a Twitter follower of PrettyHandyGirl and comment back here to let me know you are now following on Twitter.
  5. Finally, if you like this giveaway, share it with your friends. Tweet (using #PrettyHandyGirl), let your friends know on Facebook or blog about this giveaway and leave me a comment letting me know where you shared the giveaway love.
Be sure that if your comment profile is "anonymous" that you leave me your name and email address in your comment, so I can contact you if you win ;-).

Wow, you have up to five chances to win! On October 1st, I will pick a winner using Random.org. I'm looking forward to sending some summer beach love to one of my readers. Good luck!


Okay, now I need to try to get in synch with the autumn spirit. How about if I just stare at John's beautiful "Fall Colors" photograph!

Fall Colors by John Pagliuca

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61 Comments:

At September 14, 2010 at 10:37 PM , Blogger Ellen said...

I am a follower here!

 
At September 14, 2010 at 10:37 PM , Blogger Ellen said...

I now follow the Painted Cottage blog!

 
At September 14, 2010 at 10:39 PM , Blogger Ellen said...

I follow The Painted Cottage on FB!

 
At September 14, 2010 at 10:55 PM , Blogger Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I'm a follower!

 
At September 14, 2010 at 11:23 PM , Blogger Caitlin Campbell said...

I'm a follower!

 
At September 14, 2010 at 11:27 PM , Blogger Caitlin Campbell said...

I follow Painted Cottage on FB

 
At September 14, 2010 at 11:27 PM , Blogger Caitlin Campbell said...

I follow Painted Cottage Blog now and am about to share the giveaway on FB :)

 
At September 14, 2010 at 11:27 PM , Blogger Caitlin Campbell said...

Oh and I am now following PHG on Twitter too!

 
At September 15, 2010 at 3:47 AM , Blogger Breanne & Shannon said...

I follow pretty handy girl :)

 
At September 15, 2010 at 3:49 AM , Blogger Breanne & Shannon said...

Following the painted cottage blog :)

 
At September 15, 2010 at 7:16 AM , Blogger Shay said...

I am a loyal follower!

 
At September 15, 2010 at 7:18 AM , Blogger Shay said...

I fpllow The Painted Cottage. What a great giveaway!

 
At September 15, 2010 at 9:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Followed you on Diane's blog & Facebook for some time now. Enjoy all of your beautiful work and have used some of your ideas at my condo on North Topsail Beach. Thanks :-)

 
At September 15, 2010 at 10:34 AM , Blogger marlana said...

I have been following PC's blog and am a friend of Facebook too. We must have stopped at the store 5 times over our week at Ocean Isle this summer. I've been thinking of these bottles ever since. :)

 
At September 16, 2010 at 2:17 AM , Blogger Thor said...

I became a follower of Pretty Handy Girl!

 
At September 16, 2010 at 4:58 AM , Blogger Jo Dumoulin said...

Hi Brittany..
Just wanted to say what a great photo your new profile picture is.. you look lovely.
Jo x

 
At September 16, 2010 at 9:16 PM , Blogger Trisha said...

I am a follower!!

 
At September 17, 2010 at 3:18 AM , Blogger Just this... Alice said...

I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the post.

 
At September 17, 2010 at 3:20 AM , Blogger Just this... Alice said...

I am following The Painted Cottage.Nice blog.

 
At September 17, 2010 at 3:21 AM , Blogger Just this... Alice said...

I am a facebook fan of T P C as of now.

 
At September 17, 2010 at 3:22 AM , Blogger Just this... Alice said...

I shared on FaceBook

 
At September 17, 2010 at 8:58 AM , Blogger JStacie said...

I am a follower on Friend connect!

 
At September 17, 2010 at 9:01 AM , Blogger JStacie said...

Posted on my FB page! Loverly giveaway!

 
At September 17, 2010 at 9:05 AM , Blogger JStacie said...

Liked THE Pained Cottage on FB!

 
At September 17, 2010 at 3:03 PM , Blogger BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm already a subscriber.

 
At September 19, 2010 at 4:54 PM , Blogger cardinal said...

Love your Pretty Handy Girl blog, following you on Twitter, and following the Painted Cottage on Facebook! Shared on Twitter!!!
Happy Fall!
kbunn@ec.rr.com
Kathy

 
At September 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM , Blogger cardinal said...

Hey, I'm a Painted Cottage fan!
kbunn@ec.rr.com

 
At September 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM , Blogger cardinal said...

I'm following the Pretty Handy Girl.
kbunn@ec.rr.com

 
At September 19, 2010 at 7:02 PM , Blogger cardinal said...

Twitter follower and tweeted your blog!
kbunn@ec.rr.com

 
At September 19, 2010 at 7:03 PM , Blogger cardinal said...

Happy Fall! I am delighted to follow the Painted Cottage blog.
You are awesome for all your suggestions, keep them coming. I just love love Pretty Handy Girl's blog..............
kbunn@ec.rr.com

 
At September 23, 2010 at 2:04 PM , Blogger fsouter said...

I'm following. & want to win

 
At September 23, 2010 at 8:56 PM , Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Love these. I am a follower!

 
At September 25, 2010 at 6:06 PM , Blogger Leen said...

I live near Topsail! It's actually where I was when I was on vacation last month (remember it took me forever to respond to your email).

Oh and I am now a follower :)

 
At September 26, 2010 at 1:02 AM , Blogger Kathleen M. Kelly said...

Hi, love your blog and just became a follower~

 
At September 26, 2010 at 1:04 AM , Blogger Kathleen M. Kelly said...

I'm following the painted cottage,too!

 
At September 26, 2010 at 1:06 AM , Blogger Kathleen M. Kelly said...

I'm now a fan of the painted cottage on facebook. I love your give away!

 
At September 29, 2010 at 2:55 PM , Blogger Pattie said...

I am a follower now. I can't believe you would give them up! Thank you!

 
At September 29, 2010 at 2:57 PM , Blogger Pattie said...

I am now a follower of The Painted Cottage, also.

 
At September 29, 2010 at 3:01 PM , Blogger Ashley @ The Hillside Home said...

I'm a follower!!! :)

 
At September 29, 2010 at 3:02 PM , Blogger Pattie said...

I am now a fan of The Painted Cottage on Facebook.

 
At September 29, 2010 at 3:02 PM , Blogger Teri said...

I'm a follower!!

 
At September 29, 2010 at 5:33 PM , Blogger Connie Babe said...

I am a followerer!

 
At September 29, 2010 at 6:00 PM , Blogger Ashley said...

I'm a follower!

 
At September 29, 2010 at 9:16 PM , Blogger Judy said...

I'm a follower of your blog and I'm "fixin'" to become a FB follower! I'd love to win the beachy bottles!

Judy

 
At September 29, 2010 at 9:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a follower!

 
At September 29, 2010 at 10:14 PM , Anonymous Laura M. Phillips said...

I am now a follower...love your fb page and website. Can't wait to get back to Ocean Isle so I can visit the store!!!!
Laura M. Phillips

 
At September 30, 2010 at 4:39 AM , Blogger Annie of Blue Gables said...

I follow your pretty handy girl

 
At September 30, 2010 at 4:41 AM , Blogger Annie of Blue Gables said...

I now follow painted cottage as well

 
At September 30, 2010 at 7:28 AM , Anonymous Laura Moss Phillips said...

I shared the giveaway love on my fb page.
Laura Moss Phillips

 
At September 30, 2010 at 9:10 AM , Blogger Tammy said...

Hi there! I am now a follower of yours!

 
At September 30, 2010 at 9:10 AM , Blogger Tammy said...

I am a follower of The Painted Cottage.

 
At September 30, 2010 at 9:16 AM , Blogger Tammy said...

I am a fan of The Painted Cottage on Facebook. I love your blog. I love that you slept on the deck. How funny. It must have been like camping as kids with your best friend. How lucky are you to have a writer and photographer in the family. There are not a lot of photos of me either as I am the family photographer, as well. I like your new profile picture. You look very relaxed.

 
At September 30, 2010 at 9:24 AM , Blogger yeoldesandwichshoppeva said...

I am a follower of your righteously awesome blog!

 
At September 30, 2010 at 9:24 AM , Blogger yeoldesandwichshoppeva said...

I am a follower of the Painted Cottage!

 
At September 30, 2010 at 12:21 PM , Blogger barbhnm said...

Hi, I am a new follower of your blog. Love your beach decorating ideas!

 
At September 30, 2010 at 12:23 PM , Blogger barbhnm said...

I don't see that it shows my email on my comment...so here it is

 
At September 30, 2010 at 10:06 PM , Anonymous Rickie said...

I've been following for two months and am a real fan. Pretty Handy equals Pretty Awesome!

 
At September 30, 2010 at 11:09 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

I follow you on twitter.

(luckyblue13@gmail.com)

 
At September 30, 2010 at 11:10 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

I "Liked" you on facebook.

(luckyblue13@gmail.com)

 
At October 2, 2010 at 8:43 PM , Blogger - Marybeth I. said...

follower of Pretty Handy Girl

misaacmom at gmail dot com

 
At October 2, 2010 at 8:43 PM , Blogger - Marybeth I. said...

follower of The Painted Cottage

misaacmom at gmail dot com

 

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