LA Update and Giveaway Stuff!

Here’s the lovely view from my hotel room this week.  It’s wonderful waking up to a backdrop of mountains and a pretty blue sky!  I love using Picnik to edit photos.  šŸ™‚

I must say, I’ve had an awesome time in Los Angeles so far…
1) I’ve met up with old coworkers
2) Satisfied my craving for bubble tea (it’s a constant craving)
3) Ate at the amazing Boiling Crab
4) Hung out with my parents and had green tea shaved ice, yum!

Still on the to-do list…
1) Go to a Food Truck Festival with some of my Michigan friends (GO BLUE!)
2) Hang out with my nephew, sis-in-law, brother, and cousins
3) Have my sis-in-law help me design and create signs for a Ladies Night Fair/Market that I’m going to have a booth at at the end of the month (ahhh, freaking out here)!
4) Eat dim sum

And lastly, I wanted to pop in and announce the winners of last week’s awesome giveaways!! šŸ™‚

The winner of $30 credit to For The Love Of Joy is Amber of The Pless Press!!

And we have THREE winners for the Slieberry Designs giveaway who win a set of Hello cards, HOLLA!  And those winners would be Miki of Miki’s Scrapbook, Alely of Oh, Sweetlee Me, and Kristin Marie of It’s Not You… It’s Meee…!  Don’t forget, you can take 15% off your order from Slieberry Designs etsy shop or custom wedding order with code SANDYALAMODE!  What are you waiting for… GO!

WINNERS: Please email me at with your mailing address!


P.S. I’m giving away a little something something on Be merry, Kate this afternoon!  Go check it out!!

P.P.S. Don’t forget to enter The Heyday Shop (fabric, ring, and cute tape), Josiah’s Nest (charm necklace) and A Spoonful of Love (eyeshadow makeup palette) giveaways going on right here!


  1. March 3, 2011 / 9:32 am

    wow, what a view šŸ™‚

  2. March 3, 2011 / 9:42 am

    i wish i was in california right now!

  3. March 3, 2011 / 9:45 am

    Mmmm bubble tea!! Theres a Food Truck Festival the end of this month in Orlando! Hope you are having a wonderful time! <3

  4. March 3, 2011 / 9:58 am

    Oh man. Bubble Tea.

  5. March 3, 2011 / 10:29 am

    hey bring me some bubble tea in april. okay, thanks. šŸ˜‰
    have fun in LA, pretty lady!! missing you.

  6. March 3, 2011 / 10:38 am

    I have yet to have bubble tea. I have heard so many awesome things said and written about it.. I need to find somewhere that has it near me and give it a try!! ^.^ BEAUTIFUL photo, by the way. ā™„ xo.

  7. March 3, 2011 / 10:41 am

    I love your picture of LA! I love California so much & if cost of living wasn’t an issue, I’d totally be living there right now!

  8. March 3, 2011 / 10:52 am

    one of my fave things about la is the variety of food options, especially the chance to get bubbletea at lots of places!! hope you enjoy the food trucks!

  9. March 3, 2011 / 10:53 am

    Wow..sounds like you are just having a fab time hunnie…crab? you go girl!
    Congrats to all the winners!!!

  10. March 3, 2011 / 11:02 am

    You sure know how to make a trip wonderful! Love the photo!

  11. March 3, 2011 / 11:28 am

    I wish I could be there right now and that photo is beautiful, darling. Congrats to the winners and wish you a fun Thursday

  12. March 3, 2011 / 12:11 pm

    Yay! I won! šŸ™‚
    Those are some cute cards ♥

    PS. Yay! Your also in LA! The weather has been great here except the rain last night. & the clouds have been very cool šŸ™‚

    Is the food truck in Union Station on Sunday?
    Its right down the street from me šŸ™‚

  13. March 3, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    That’s a beautiful shot!! Continue to enjoy your time in LA! The Bubble Tea sounds great right about now šŸ™‚

  14. March 3, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    Oh, my, Sandy! I’m so happy to have won! šŸ˜€ Thank you so much! I’ll e-mail you in a few secs … yay!


  15. March 3, 2011 / 12:39 pm

    oh my gosh Sandy! I am dying to go to a food truck anything! My hubs and I went to LA in Feb and we searched high and low for food trucks hahah Please share pics if you end up going to the fest šŸ™‚

  16. March 3, 2011 / 12:42 pm

    A Food Truck Festival sounds sooo fun! šŸ™‚

    Congrats to all the winners! šŸ™‚

  17. March 3, 2011 / 1:06 pm

    What a gorgeous view!! It sounds like you have had such a great time there! I miss calfornia, born and raised there myself and just seeing pictures makes me home sick!!

  18. March 3, 2011 / 1:15 pm

    have a fantastic trip!!! have fun with the family, and please take some photos of those food trucks! xoxo jcd

  19. March 3, 2011 / 1:29 pm

    Bubble tea sounds amazing! I am a tea addict so I may have to try taht out :]

  20. March 3, 2011 / 1:54 pm

    I love using pIcnik too! I’m in the mood for bubble tea now, haha! Have fun in L.A.!

  21. March 3, 2011 / 2:44 pm

    Glad you’re having a good time Sandy!!

  22. March 3, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    That view is stunning, Sandy! This could be a postcard it’s so beautiful.

  23. March 3, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    I should totally start using picnik to edit photos. That photo is gorgeous!!

    Plus I used to love bubble tea. The ‘bubbles’ are definitely my fave part.

  24. March 3, 2011 / 7:45 pm

    You find the cutest things!!!!

  25. March 3, 2011 / 8:25 pm

    Wow what A beautiful view! I love the tone of the photo colors.


  26. March 3, 2011 / 11:08 pm

    lol! oh, my when it rains it pours! i’ve entered gazillions of giveaways having won 0 and within 2 days i win two! yay! thanks Sandy!

    btw…really jealous that you’ve been to CA twice in the past month? 3 more months and the kids and i will get to go and can’t wait for all of the deelishousnes food that we can’t get here in NC.

  27. March 4, 2011 / 9:30 am

    aw, hope you are having fun, it looks so warm there which i’m jealous of!

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