Friday, October 2, 2009

A big surprise in my inbox....

So yesterday afternoon I go to check my email, I am scrolling through and I see one title you won, so of course I clicked on it thinking it was probably more spam, I get so much stinkin spam about lottery winnings and blah blah blah. Nope I really did win, I had entered into a drawing from Factory Direct Craft to win a Thoousand dollar shopping spree online and I WON! Can you believe it? Out of over 1,00 entries mine was randomly picked! Mine! Obviously it made my day, there was lots of happy dears, happy dances, screaming, and dirty looks from the kiddos. It could not have come at a more perfect time either, I just entered to do my first craft fair on November 7th, Seriously scared here. But now I can stock up on supplies. I have been on and off browsing there site all day trying to pick as I have to spend it all at once. Sure I can spend $1,000 easily, but it's actually hard deciding. Help!

You know I am stockin up on this, they have burlap by the sheets, cheap!

And I love this set of baskets...

And I have been wanting a red metal basket...Aren't they cute?

And aren't these delicious? I love the grubby apples!

and the pears, oh my...

and how cute is this little chippy look Santa letter holder for Christmas decor?

And these yummmmo chenille dishcloths. These could make some really neat pillows as they are huge pieces!

Ohhhh and these!

and how about the 8 inch celing tins with the embossed french wording?

And a wire dress form. I want a dress form so bad and I know I could pretty this one up somehow.

and these. I think these would be neat to stock up on and pretty up for gifts, I'm thinkin teacher gifts or something.

And some barn star wall pockets. Fill these with holiday pips and they are perfect for the door.

And theseeeeeeee 7 foot primitive Christmas trees!!! I am definitely getting a couple of trees!

I thought this one was cute too! I want a little one for my craft room.

They have lots of cute home decor, as well as craft supplies, such as uh Modge Podge! They have soapmaking stuff, candle making, kids crafts, adhesives, paints, brushes, you name it, they have it!

So today I have been trying to figure out what I am mainly making for the craft fair so I order what I need for it. It's hard people. Real Hard. So what would you get from their site? I want to know as you knowww I am going to pick out some goodies for you. So tell me what you all like. 

I have to say this has been a pretty exciting week! Not just because of the win, though that is huge for me. But because this week I have booked my schedule. I love it! I have an event next Thursday, I have one that I am putting together with some other ladies in direct sales on the 31st of this month, I have the craft fair the 7th, I have 2 people signed up for Parties in a bag, plus today I got word of a family member wanting me to do a party, plus I got the ok to set up my candles at a business after hours this month. I need the business, so I am truly happy!

Oh and you know what else makes me happy? This Weather!!!!!! It's in the 50s, cold, rainy, leaves falling, this is my favorite weather besides the snow! I LOVE it! Happy Fall!! Yeah!!! Don't forget to head over to Factory Directs website, I need opinions on your favorites!! Click here to check it out.

All photos property of Factory Direct Craft.


CHER said...

Wow, what a blessing!!!Congrats on the win!!!

FactoryDirectCraft Pres aka Shari said...

Congratulations Nicole! Your story is very inspirational and brought back lots of fond memories of when I started almost 25 years ago. So, with hard work it is possible to balance family and business.

All of us at are so glad you won. On behalf of both my family and the entire family we look forward to seeing what you will be choosing from our web site. said...

NO WAY!!!!!
How AWESOME is this!
I am THRILLED for you!!!
I never even heard of this company but now I am looking at the website and... whaooo!!!

I would want one of everything ~ especially baskets and wall decor and stuff that can be used as gifts

This is so awesome I cant wait to see what you buy


Embellished Bayou said...

Oh, you lucky girl!! $1000???!?!?! I wouldn't even know where to start, have fun shopping!

Annie said...

That is SO awesome! Congratulations!!

Wendy said...

Holy cow! That's awesome! CONGRATS and have fun shopping!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

WOO hoo! What wonderful news!! What perfect timing! Call it luck, call it a blessing-it is just what you needed to get you going on some great crafts! Congrats!

Lisa said...


Stephanie said...

Holy cow moly Nicole! 1,000 smackeroos?? I'm doing a happy dance for you! Have fun.

Lisa said...

Nicole! I never knew this place existed! You have created a monster...
:D Lisa

jskell911 said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome. Have fun doing all that shopping

~Kimberly said...

I am totally doing a happy dance for you! How freakin' awesome!!!! Have a great time shopping online!!!!!

MiriamR said...

yay that is so fun! Especially around the holidays there is so much you can do with it! Can't wait to see what you get.