Noonday Giveaway #3 + Mail


And the winner of the Feathered Fringe Earrings in Cobalt is…

MELINDA SAYS:  Children’s Christmas program at church on Christmas Eve. Then small open house with some friends and family. Our family tradition that us dear to us…

Melinda check your inbox for an email from me.

Pretty pumped it’s Wednesday…the week is almost through.  Up for grabs today is the Velocity Necklace.  I am a huge fan of this necklace!  It’s so versatile and you can wear it dressed up or dressed down…like with a tee, jeans and converse…not that I’ve done that…just sayin’.  It’s beautiful and hip.  It basically has my heart.

2 ways to enter:

1:  Leave a comment…any comment will do.  Maybe share your favorite baked good to fix at Christmas…no recipe required, but I’m always so intrigued by people’s favorite treats.

2.  Share this post via social media…Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, whatever suits your fancy.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Winner will be announced tomorrow and the next giveaway will begin…again.

Make sure you follow along on instagram too…I’m @pitterpatterart…to enter to win the Bethie Rope Necklace…a wildly popular Noonday necklace.  My best friend Ashley is a Noonday ambassador and while trying to pick out everything for these giveaways she said I had to get this necklace.  It’s Noondays most popular necklace and goes with everything…it’s Ashley approved.


Today for our kindness advent we are mailing mail.  We did all our card writing last night…it did end in tears for one Kelley kid and a “You’re done.  Go to bed.” from me, but alas, we can’t win them all. #parentingishard  So letters we’re written, fun surprises were chosen and after school we will be headed to the post office to make it all kinds of official.  And yes, Amon even wrote a “letter” to a friend which was seriously the cutest thing ever.

Tomorrow we are leaving encouraging notes on cars.  This is super fun for all those writers and drawers in your family…and we have a house full.

Some random housekeeping:  I was late to the game, but key fob sets are now listed on my “Currently Available” page.  These are ready to ship, so once payment is received I will ship out asap.

Also tomorrow is the Timbali Party.  I started organizing bags yesterday…starting with the 99 cosmetic bags 🙂  I use their cosmetic bag to hold all my Bible journaling supplies.  You can see the one I use HERE.  Tons of food, drinks, laughter, fun, Timbali bags & aprons, door prizes and a random free pile for good measure.  Grab some friends and make it a ladies night.

Thanks for being awesome.  I can’t say enough how much I appreciate your kindness and that you even stop by to read all my randomness.  Hope your day is crazy good.

Happy Wednesday!



Happiest of Fridays everyone!

Last night our big Noonday Collection giveaway fundraiser to raise money for the kiddos at the Ngungwane carepoint in Swaziland ended.  And I just want to hug each and every one of you.  Shake you hand.  High-5 you. Fist bumps all around.  Express words of gratitude to each of you.  Another tight bear hug.

Our goal was $610.  This would purchase 5 tables and 30 chairs for the kids.  We held a Noonday party and friends and family and you guys bought lots of stuff…lots and lots of stuff and in turn, we were able to pick out free goodies to give away.  And then you donated.  You donated and donated and donated.  And I was floored.  Amazed at God’s goodness and His love and the way He alone can move and nudge people’s hearts.

We ended up raising a grand total of $2,890.

Thank you.  I really just don’t know what else to say, but Thank you!  Big giant thank yous.  Ginormously huge thank yous!!!

Josh Kelley and I wrote down all the names, cut them up, folded and put them in a big bowl.

And this morning I drew the winner.  Super congrats to Sherry Semlow of Illinois.  You should have an email waiting in your inbox!

God has been showing me more and more how He can facilitate and move and how we can be a small part of His works…how He can use us in small ways to do big things.  I hope we listen carefully for His pushes and nudges…I hope we are obedient…I hope we look for those opportunities for kindness and generosity and big love.  I want to be apart of whatever He is doing and I want to say yes!

Thank you for saying yes!

Happy Friday.

Tentacle Tuesday

Hi!  So how have you been?  Life has been crazy and grand lately.  I may have taken a late night drive last Thursday night with 3 friends and wound up at the beach for a long weekend.  What?!?!?!  I know.  It was grand.  Let me re-cap quickly what we did.  So A) We slept. B) We laid on the beach all day long…this includes daily naps on the beach as well. C) We ate good food and drank yummy drinks. D) We watched movies.  E) We ate. And drank.  Again. and F) We laughed.  It was outrageously amazing.  I highly recommend it.  Top notch.

We ate at The Hangout one night and I discovered the most amazing little thing…finger tentacles.  They are absurdly gross and wonderful and I could not quit laughing.  After Instagramming a very thought provoking picture of me and full on 10 tentacle fingers, Susan discovered the hash tag #tentacleTuesday.  It’s a real thing.  It exists.  And a collage of all the finger tentacle pictures Marcie took on my phone needed to happen asap.  The first text I had this morning was from Susan, “Waiting…tick tock.”  It was officially Tentacle Tuesday and she wanted to see this amazing collage grace my Instagram feed for all to enjoy…and I aim to please.  I went with the crazy, mid motion, evil tentacle scientist in the middle for more of a dramatic affect.  I feel like it really hit the spot.

In other random news, I’m happy to report Refresh Beauty has now changed my age to 47 versus 57, so I feel this is a step in the right direction.  At least I’m not collecting social security and have an AARP membership anymore.  Baby steps people.  Baby steps.

I would like to point out there have been a slew of new comments…lots from you guys, which get deleted by the lovelies at Refresh Beauty…and then they block you from commenting.  Ha.  There were a few new comments I lurved…like serious lurve…had me crying with laughter…

“You still look 47 sweet pea”  Say it ain’t sooooooooo!

and “She look 45”.  Well thank you kind lady for taking my age down 2 additional years.  I will take what I can get.

And poor Josevard Rock, well, she just wants a job.

If you’re just looking for a good laugh…the rest of the comments are pretty great too.

This week is teacher appreciation week.  First why, oh why, do they put it right next to the end of the year?  Wowzas that’s a lot to get parents to help with.  Anyone else look Pinterest up and down for a million and one good ideas??!?!?!  Well, look no further, I’m going to tell you the way to a teacher’s heart.  I’m going with things like…Noonday Collection, cold hard cash money and gift cards.  Boom.  I promise you your special teacher will love you for it.  Money and gift cards are not impersonal…they are straight up awesome and say, “Hey.  We think you are a damn good teacher.”  The end.

I’m working.  Like a crazy.  If you have placed an order, I promise I’m working towards it.  Lots of name pillows, a few canvases and more key fobs.  So fun.  I love what I do.  Thank you for supporting my small handmade business.  I appreciate it so much.  And I am so excited to be sending Full Count a big check this week for our trips to Nicaragua this summer.  You guys rock!

There are still 2 canvases and 2 sets of 100 flags bunting strands available for purchase.  I even reduced the price of the canvases a bit.  Check them out HERE.

And lastly, the Noonday Collection giveaway fundraiser ends this Thursday and I will post the winner on Friday.  I am so flippin’ excited to see which donor I’ll be shipping over $700 worth of Noonday Collection to.  It’s insane.  And there’s still plenty of time to donate.  You can get in on the fun and read all the details HERE.

Happy happy Tuesday!

Let’s Do This…Together!

Our family’s hearts have been slightly captivated by Swaziland in southern Africa.  Specifically our carepoint, Ngungwane.  We help sponsor three siblings there and I had the chance to meet two of them and visit with their family at their house last November.  And God willing Josh and I will be going again with a team this year too.

While I was there I so enjoyed meeting and hanging out with all the staff, but Amy and Steve…the staff who work directly with Ngungwane…we’re especially helpful and you could see their great love for all the people and kiddos who work and come to the carepoint each day.  It was a privilege to meet them.  We had the opportunity to discuss big and small goals for Ngungwane too.  One of the smaller goals was to purchase tables and chairs for the building on site.  Ngungwane now has a preschool teacher who comes regularly to the carepoint to teach the smaller kids, but they have no tables or chairs.

I recently contacted Children’s HopeChest and asked for more details on how we could help make this happen.  They got me the additional details we needed.  Good metal tables are going to cost $50 each.  And each sturdy metal based chair is going to cost $12 each.  The wish list Ngungwane requested was 5 tables and 30 chairs.  When you do the math that’s a total of $610.

Our first step towards the tables and chairs was a big Noonday Collection show.  Friends and family and a lot of you guys made purchases and we ended up getting a ton of free stuff.  A ton.  $704 is kind of awesome.  Can you imagine how much fun I had picking out all the items.  It was crazy fun.

So here’s the deal.  I have the biggest Noonday Collection thank you gift giveaway just for you guys.  For every $10 you donate towards the tables & chairs, I’ll add your name to this “Thank you for donating” giveaway.  Every dollar…every single donation made…will go directly to Ngungwane to help purchase the tables and chairs.  If we raise more than needed, well then, hot dog and Ngungwane will just get extra money for additional items they need at the carepoint right now.  Seriously.  We can totally do this.  Think about what $10 can do.  A lot.

We’re going to collect donations for 2 weeks and then one lucky person will be drawn on Thursday, May 8th to receive the best “thanks for donating” package ever which includes all of the following items:

Get ready…cause this is really, really good.

Clementines Laptop Case $42

Lines and Stripes Catch All $142

Patchwork Clutch $38 (in purple)

Beachcomber Scarf $56

Nahuala Rectangle Trays (Set of 3) $36

Blushed Necklace $42

Del Mar Necklace $78

Honeycomb Necklace $38

Golden Trio Necklace (no longer available for purchase)

Annie’s Feathered Earrings $32

Bone Carved Leaf Earrings $30

Modern Angles Earrings $46

Athena Cuff $34

Bloomed Trio Bracelet $28

Galaxy Wrap Bracelet $48

Safari Stack Bracelet, Salmon $14

Are you swooning like I am?  For reals.  I am completely giddy about the fact that we’re going to mail all these items to one person to say “Thanks for being generous.  Thanks for donating.  Thanks for being totally rockin’ cool.”  This is going to bless someone’s socks right off.

It’s a win/win.  The craziest, most fun fundraising giveaway…all to help supply 5 tables and 30 chairs to some sweet kiddos in Swaziland, Africa.  No longer sitting on the floor to do their work, but hanging out and learning in their own little chair at their own table.  It’s just a good good thing.

Here’s how to donate:

1)  To donate through Paypal or credit/bank card just use the snazzy little DONATE button in the right side bar all the way at the top


2)  To donate by check GO HERE and let me know how much you would like to donate and I will send you the additional information you need.

Remember, for every $10 you donate, we’ll put your name in this Thank You gift giveaway that many times.  So $10 = 1 Your Name  $20 = 2 Your Name.  And so on and so on.  I kind of think you should just go straight for the $100 donation for your name 10 times 🙂  Come on, you know you want to.  #peerpressure

Maybe you can’t swing $10 right now…no worries.  You know what you can do…Share.  Share this post on Twitter and Facebook and Pinterest and Instagram and email it to all your stylish friends and family.  The more we share, the more people see how crazy cool this giveaway is and hopefully that means the more donations we will receive.

There you have it.  The world’s most awesome “Thanks for donating” giveaway ever known to man.  These are sure to be the sweetest tables and chairs ever purchased.

Thank you for reading.  Thank you for donating.  Thank you for sharing.  I cannot wait to see what God has in store.

Happy Thursday!

UPDATE:  To donate using the Donate button you do not have to have a Paypal account.

1.  Click on the Donate button in the right sidebar all the way at the top.

2.  Then find the area on the bottom left side of the donate page that says “Don’t have a paypal account?  Use your credit card or bank account (where available) Continue”  (see picture below)

3.  Click “Continue” and make your donation using your credit or bank card.

Hope this helps and clears up any confusion for anyone.


Ya’ll are crazy kind!  And I have all these crazy kind friends too.  And I want to hug everyone and give them high-5s and fist bumps.  Last night = so so fun!!!!  The Noonday party was off the charts fun and I laughed so hard and told lots of embarrassing stories and bought the most fab jewelry and computer case EVA!!!!!!!  I’m going with lots of explanation points in todays post.

We brought in a little over $2,000 in sales last night which means we are going to be able to get some pretty awesome free goodies for our tables and chairs fundraiser.  So thrilled.  Buuuuuut, if we get to $2,500 in sales, we get even more goodies.  You guys, we can totally do it.  Think birthday gifts and anniversary gifts and “happy spring” gifts and just because gifts and “treat yo self” gifts.  I’m even adding to my order because I totally forgot about a few gifts I wanted to get.  We can do this.  We can blow these sales through the roof…we can help empower woman and families all over the world and we can raise enough funds for 5 tables and 30 chairs for kiddos all the way across the world in Swaziland, Africa.

We have until Tuesday to get all our orders in.  Here’s how you order:

1.  Go to

2.  Shop around and put 5 bazillion items in your cart 🙂

3.  When you go to check out select Rebecca Daniels are your ambassador and type in Laura Kelley or Brea Freeman for the trunk show name.

4.  Finish checking out.

5.  High-5 yourself for not only being awesome, but for now being fashionably awesome and purchasing with a purpose.

That’s it.  Easy as pie.

Last night was incredibly fun and I loved seeing all the items in person.  I was actually a little surprised at what I ended up buying.  Here were my purchases:

Brightly Wound Bracelet in Coral

Galaxy Wrap Bracelet

Navajo Wrap Bracelet

Rubik’s Bracelet, Jade

And Clementine’s Laptop Case

And I plan to wear them all together…minus the laptop case…because that’s how my wrist’s like to roll.

Thank you for caring and being kind and generous and thoughtful and geez, I just like you guys.  Thank you for being straight up awesome!  Have an amazing weekend.

Happy Friday!