Tuesday, November 2, 2010

les gagnantes {the winners}!

i took french for many years from middle school to college and i loved it. je l'ai oublié beaucoup, mais quelquefois, i still pretend to be all fancy and write in french. ;)

thanks to everyone that entered the custom name plaque giveaway! i loved reading about the crazy fads you used to love. personally, i hope big wave bangs, scrunchies and crimped hair never come back. although, i will say, the other day at km*rt, the customer service lady that was helping me totally had the big wave bangs. this after i saw a burly man in a cowl neck sweater with a large pair of, ahem, "girls" (and i'm SURE it was a man), and witnessed a three year-old belting ke.$ha's "tick tock." bizzaro.

on another note, lots of you mentioned bad perms. well, friends, i've got a confession to make. my hair right now? permed! my natural hair is very slightly wavy and if it wasn't permed, i'd have to blow dry it straight. i get my hair permed twice, maybe three times a year and it is so much easier to care for -- pretty much wash and go! are you shocked? heehee. :)

anyway, without further ado, here are the winners!

the custom canvas painting goes to:

kris, who said:
I think it's fantastic that you are opening an etsy shop!!! It's an exciting step and I wish you lots of luck!

As for what horrible trend I followed. Oy, there were a few. I definitely had the big bangs, tight rolled jeans and slap bracelets (remember those?).
um, kris, i totally remember those, especially because my elementary school BANNED them. because once the teachers learned they were made of metal, they were afraid we'd all start cutting ourselves with the braclets. not cool.

and the custom wooden plaque goes to:

becky, who said:

Congrats and best wishes on your new etsy shop!

I am sad to say I also had the wave thing happening with my hair (and unfortunately the pictures to prove it).
becky, this is why pictures from our past are often evil. ;)

yay, congratulations! please email me at waitingwithgrace(at)gmail(dot)com so i can get started on your creations!

and if you didn't win and are thinking that maybe you'd still like one, hop on over to my etsy shop because we are up and running, baby! (please note, it's still a bit of a work in progress -- some of the pictures are not very good because they are from a few years ago...if you have any suggestions as to how i can make the shop better, feel free to let me know!)

i chose the name *waiting with grace* because this whole crafting binge came out of trying to keep myself busy during our extended wait.

the phrase has a double meaning because as i make these plaques/paintings for others, it's like they're waiting with me, grace. and as i keep myself busy during this wait, i am learning to wait with grace and patience and a grateful heart.

we are not sure exactly how much longer this wait will be, but whether it's days or weeks, we want to continue to wait with grace. and as we're sure to encounter other times of waiting in our chois-r-us life, we hope to meet those times with grace, too. :)

congrats again to kris and becky -- i look forward to creating something for you!


  1. I can't see the winners or the link to your Etsy shop.
    Love the name though!

  2. Also congratulations on opening your etsy shop - love the name!

  3. Yay! I know where I'm going Christmas shopping! I LOVE the title of your etsy shop. Congratulations!

  4. What?!?! I won?!!!! Grace, I'm so excited!! I looked at your etsy shop is it's wonderful! The name is perfect and I'm thrilled to have won one of your creations. Thank you!

  5. Good for you!!! I'm heading over to check out your store. Looking forward to meeting this crafty Grace on Saturday!!

  6. Wow! I am so excited - I can't believe I won! I am that person that never wins anything. Thank you so much! I feel so blessed to receive one of these beautiful plaques for Joshua.

    And I love the name of your etsy shop - I will link to it from my blog if that is okay.

  7. congratulations, gals!!!

    LOVE the name of your shop, it's absolutely perfect! i will for sure be getting one for briar!!

  8. Congrats to Kris and Becky!!!

    I *love* the name of your shop!!!

    And your hair is permed?! Really?! Do you know that every Korean we met when Spencer was young asked if we were perming his hair?! True.

  9. Congrats to Kris and Becky!!! So excited that your etsy shop is already open and ready! I will be hopping over there right now :)

  10. Guess that means I need to go look at your shop! Congrats to the winners and to you for opening up. Love the name too.


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