July 1, 2009

Whimsy Spotlight Wednesday...

Here is what you all have been waiting for....right?!! Finally it's here.

The first Whimsy Spotlight Wednesday!

But first I must tell you, I now finally have a name for my style... all because of you. Thanks for all your sweet comments and thoughtful insight to help me define what my style is. I'm calling my style "Whimsy French Cottage." So, what do you think? I think it is very fitting for me! A little Whimsy, a touch of french and the casual, distressed and airy feel of cottage...just perfect for me. Thanks to you all!

Now back to the Main Event!

Whimsy Spotlight Wednesday...

Have you ever met someone in your life that from the moment the conversation started you felt a connection? A kindred spirit. That is how I would define the friendship that I have found with Janet Doherty the writer of "It's an Evolution."

I first met Janet, when I started blogging myself, the first of this year. We instantly connected and related. She is a very thoughtful, kind, and a loving friend. Visiting her blog you are automatically drawn into her calm and serene style of writing. She has a way of making you feel welcomed and wanting to stay for awhile.

She enjoys sharing her family, friends, decorating, business and her travels. Janet is a mother of 3 wonderful children, 2 handsome boys and 1 beautiful daughter. Married to a great husband that she lovingly refers to as 'The Accountant". She loves being a mother and wife, one of her greatest joys.

It's always fun to see where she's gone, what she's seen, and what she's experienced. Janet has a way of inviting the reader into her personal thoughts.

In a recent post she describes her adventure attending the Country Living Women Entrepreneurs.
There she was able to talk with the new editor and chief of Country Living magazine Sarah Gray Miller, answer questions she had about her own business and made some great new friends.

Looked like it would have been so much fun!

Janet's many new friends.

Lots of familiar faces to us in blog land.

So much more to read and see, so make sure to visit her blog and leave her a sweet comment! Who doesn't enjoy some blog love?!

As I mentioned before, Janet is also a business owner and artist for her Etsy shop, It's an Evolution. She designs beautiful floral arrangements, whimsical friendship wands (even wands for teachers!), Vintage tea time place settings and door decor. Look at just some of the gorgeous items she has for sale...

Lavender Fields
Love the vintage bucket!

The Magic of Friendship Wands
How Whimsy and fun are these?!

Vintage tea time place setting

Love the butter yellow!

Star of Patriotism
Just in time for July!

So hard to pick a favorite, because they are all so pretty!

Well, it will be up to you to pick a favorite, because...

Janet is going to do something
very nice for you all!

A Giveaway!! See how great she is?! You know we all love to win something! She is giving to one lucky winner a $35 Gift Certificate! You saw right, $35 to spend in her Etsy shop!! Some lucky winner is going to have something beautiful designed by Janet in their home!

So, I am sure you are ready to enter now?! O.k. here are the ways to enter.

    1. You must go to Janet's Etsy shop "It's an Evolution", and come back here to leave a comment on this post about your favorite item.

    2. You can add another entry for each thing you do. Follow (If you already are, please leave another comment as a entry), Grab my button (again if you already have this, let me know in a separate entry), Blog or tweet about this post, leave a nice comment for Janet, follow her.

    3. Please make separate comments for each entry being that I am going to use random.org for the giveaway! Make sure I have your info. if you win.

    4. You have until Sunday, July 5th at midnight Pacific time to enter. The winner will be announced on Monday, July 6th.

    5. Sorry, this is opened to U.S. residents only.

Simple enough. Good luck to you and I hope you enjoyed the first "Whimsy Spotlight Wednesday"! I look forward to doing this again next week. Lot's of great business's, blogs and websites lined up for you all, so make sure to be following!

Hugs to you!


  1. What a nice give-a-way!! I love the bouquet called "Spring Green"...it's gorgeous.
    So...this is entry #1!!!

  2. Entry #2 - I've been a follower for quite some time...love your site!!!

  3. Entry #3 - I put your button on my site...www.nanabananadesigns.blogspot.com!!
    Thanks again for thinking of your readers!!!

  4. #1 Fabulous giveaway!

    I'd have to choose between "The Key to My Heart" OR "The Star of Patriotism." :)

  5. 2. I love the patriotic star but that Spring Green arrangement is fabulous, too!
    Suzanne J.

  6. 4.Love the Whimsical spotlight and janet's things are FABULOUS!!!

  7. Entry #2: My favorite item in her etsy shop was a tossup between the yellow flower bouquet with the daisies and the star of patriotism. Both so great!

  8. Entry #3: I have your button on my blog. :)

  9. Entry #5: I'm now officially following Janet. :)

  10. Entry #6: I left her a comment as well! :)

    Just love the blog, and totally love your new definition of what "style" you are. Fits you perfectly. :)

  11. Victoria what a wonderfully kind idea you had to feature other bloggers! I will visit her blog right away. Your blog is looking absolutely gorgeous I might add.

    ~Happy 4th! ~Melissa :)

  12. I'm already a loyal follower and my favorite item is the teacher's wand. My sister is a special education teacher and she certainly deserves a special piece like that. I would be thrilled to win! Her shoppe is wonderful! :)

  13. Victoria,
    Whimsy French Cottage is absolutely perfect!
    I visited Janet's site and loved the Spring Green arrangement. I am also a fan, follower and friend!

  14. Janet is sure deserving of the spotlight, she's a sweetheart!

  15. Hi! Thank you so much for checking out my site! I am so happy it led me to yours! I am now following you. I would be tickled to death if you did a spotlight on me!!!!!! I mean....just honored!

  16. I really like tea time place setting!


  17. Oh, I LOVE her White's Alright and Tea Time sets! She is super talented! She is a sweetie pie.:) Lori

  18. I'm having issues with facebook or I would follow you.:( I will follow Janet, though!:) Lori

  19. I've got your button, now I am going to go peek in your shop! Yippee! Lori

  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments!:) I am now a follower!:) Lori

  21. what a nice thing for you to do for your friend!
    my favorite thing in her shop is the friendship wand...very cute.
    and now i am a follower...
    oooooh i'd love to win!
    have a wonderful day victoria and janet....

  22. #1= Hi Victoria, I just found you blog via Twitter, where I had just marked to follow you on Twitter. Now I am following your blog! This looks like such a fun giveaway! I'm off to visit Janet's shop. Be back shortly!

  23. #2= I just returned for Janet's shop and I think my favorite item is the Friendship Wand. It probably appeals to me because a close friend will be celebrating her birthday soon and that would be such a cute gift for her.
    Hope to see you over at my blog one of these days!

  24. The Magic of Friendship Wand is beautiful and would be great for all my wonderful friends!!

  25. Ok, I love the Vintage Tea Time place setting too!!

  26. The Lavender Fields Forever is very pretty!

  27. I love the "White's Alright" bouquet- so pretty!


  28. *love the patriotic fun*bouquet. nice stuff!

  29. Thank you very much for stopping by last week with your well wishes regarding my mom. Everything went so much better than expected. : )


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