Saturday, April 30, 2011

Spring Giveaway Winners...Yes, there are 2!

We are so overwhelmed by the support for our little shop!

We had hoped that we would find a few more friendly followers and reach 500 followers on Facebook. We were overwhelmed by the response...

Since we had so many entries we decided to pick 2 winners!

We filled our bowl full with little bitty paper slips...

Real high tech, I know...

The winner will receive this Window Garden Milkhouse Creamery Candle, a sweet chenille heart pillow and a beautiful magnet from Thoughtful Images Ink

And the first winner is...

Congratulations jillybean!  
Please send me your address.

And our second winner will receive almost the same items.  The only difference is the magnet since all of Barb's creations are one of kind.  

And the winner is....

Congratulations Dawn from the Shabby Chatue!
Please send me your address.

Thank you EVERYONE who entered and for all the lovely comments.  We are so tickled that you would spend time visiting our blog, our facebook page and our shop.  Stop on by anytime we always love to have you!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Garage Sale with the Garage Sale Diva!

As we approach the opening of the new location there is so much going on and so much to share!  This week I've been helping our friend the Garage Sale Diva aka Cindy with her annual Garage Sale.  This lady knows how to put on a SALE!

Check out some of the goodies that are still available...I tried to cram it all in my car but I thought I'd better leave some for everyone else!

Love this chippy white beauty!

You can never have too many rolling least I can't!

This retro cow creamer just makes me smile!

This thingy majig makes some awesome garden art!

And, how about summer nights rocking away on the porch?

And all these lovelies are for sale at the Garage Sale Diva's Place.  Who is she?  She's a little camera shy!  But she is surely one of our best finds EVER!  We are so pleased to announce that Cindy will be joining the Simply Bungalow Team.  She's got an eye for treasures, a knack for deals and is truly the most wonderful friend we could imagine!  

So with our new place, our new (and bigger) space we will also have a new face!  Some of our customers have already had the pleasure of meeting her but if you haven't then stop on by for our GRAND Re-OPENING on Saturday, May 7th at 2295 South 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506.  We'll all be there we hope you will be too!

Monday, April 25, 2011

All Little of This a Little of That...

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.  Mine was full of egg hunts, children buzzing from sugar overload and lots of family fun.  The beautiful weather was such a treat!  And now the rain is falling least it'll be good for the garden!

The flowers love the rain but I've had enough!  Bring on the warm weather.

Are you itching for Spring?

Check out the Spring Giveaway there's still time to enter!  And thank you to everyone who has fanned our Facebook Page.  The winner will be randomly picked on Friday, April 29th!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Giveaway!

I've seen so many wonderful giveaways here in blogland that I just had to give it a try...

So here it is...a little sampling of some of our favorite items...
Window Garden Candle from Milkhouse Creamery, Sweet Chenille Heart, and Wish Magnet from Thoughtful Images Ink

This amazing candle smells of lemon and sage with hints of soft florals...perfect for Spring.

I love this sweet magnet, Barb is so talented and the detail is so beautiful.  

When we started this business we were chasing a dream and hoping for the best.  We couldn't have fathomed the blessings that it would bring into our lives.  We have met the most amazing people during this journey and want thank everyone for the support and friendship!

"Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly" ~ Anonymous

So on to the "Rules" for the giveaway...

1. Be or Become a Follower of Simply Bungalow

2.  Leave a Comment

3. If you have a FACEBOOK account, stop by and "Like" our page Simply Bungalow

And of course if you want to share our blog or facebook page that would be amazing!

Winner will be randomly picked on Friday, April 29th and announced on Saturday, April 30th!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

My last post left some unanswered questions that I thought it might be time to answer.

NO!...We are not going out of business.  We were recently faced with not having the lease renewed at our current location.  We were taken completely by surprise.  But since life often throws curves balls we decided to just roll with.  

And as luck would have it "when one door closes, another door opens..."

And we just couldn't be more thrilled with our new location!
(even though it needs a little work...)

Our space has TRIPLED! Yes, it's daunting...

See the deep reddish color...the whole room was that color!  And in order to make it feel more like a cottage we decided we wanted to make it a buttery yellow.

Thanks to an amazing friend and painter this beautiful color now graces the walls....MUCH BETTER!

Now on to the WALLPAPER!!!

It took some doing but we did manage to peel away the very "vintage" wallpaper.

Next step?!....You'll have to wait and see!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Linens In Bloom...

Spring has finally arrived here in the Midwest and I am so enjoying the beautiful weather.  Flowers, flowers everywhere...

"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden."  
~Ruth Stout

"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.  ~Proverb

"If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall."  ~Nadine Stair

"Earth laughs in flowers."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom."  ~Terri Guillemets

I haven't had time to fill my garden with flowers yet so these Lavender sachets made from vintage linens will have to fill my house with wonderful smells until I have a time to get my hands in the dirt!

I'm linking up to White Wednesday at Faded Charm and Very Merry Vintage Style.  Go check out all the amazing inspiration!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lightening the Load...

I've had quite a full plate lately.  What's the saying..."when it rains it pours?"  Well it's been flooding around here!  So, without boring you with tales of my hair pulling crazy making times I thought I'd just skip to the rainbow after the rain!

After lots of soul searching and hours of quiet contemplation (yeah right who am I kidding! I have a 3 year old I have no time for quiet contemplation!)

There are some big changes on the horizon for our little "Bungalow"...

I can't share all the details right now but I can give you some hints!

Time is of the essence and I'm not sure if it's on our side as we embark on this journey!

But part of our plan includes lightening the load...

What does this mean...well SALE of course!

from 10am-6pm!

 The shop will be brimming with one of kind treasures marked 40% OFF

Stop on by and help us lightening our load!

For more information about the sale check out our facebook page.

As for the rest of journey, stay tuned....there's so much more to share!