Monday, January 21, 2013

Gray Days to Glimmering | Blog Party

I've been in a creative slump - a blogging rut, if you will.  The funny thing is, I've noticed that many of the authors of the blogs I read and enjoy have been commenting on the same thing.

I think it's got something to do with the January blahs... Christmas is a whole year away, New Year's sparkle and freshness has gone just a bit stale, and yearned-for Spring seems so impossibly far off.

I think it's high time we all banded together and did something about this.
So I'm declaring it party time here at Accordion to Kellie!

Everyone's invited... so please help me spread the invitation!  Here's the badge:
{Right-click image, copy and paste}

And now, for the party.  Just copy and paste the questions below and answer them on your blog, including the image above in the post, then link up to your post in the linky below.

Gray Days to Glimmering Blog Party

1) What's your favorite thing to do when you've been feeling uninspired?
2) Tell us about a really great movie/show that you've just discovered.
3) What do you like to do to change your mood?
4) Your favorite drink is currently...
5) When you hear the word exuberant, what's the first word that comes to mind?
6) What made you smile last?
7) What five songs would make a playlist to describe your week?
8) What's at the top of your creative 'To-Do' list?
9) The last thing you crossed off the above list was...
10)  Quickly - the first movie quote from the top of your head, please!
11)  The best thing about January is...
12) The worst thing about January is...
13) What's your #1 resolution for 2013?
14)  And lastly, share a quote or verse that you've found especially inspiring lately.


Now for the giveaway, sponsored by my newest division of Kellie Falconer Design - the Wall Tent Button Co.
The prize is winner's choice of any two (2) compact mirror designs (ready made/custom), a custom handcrafted felt mirror case, and three (3) pinback buttons (ready made/custom)!  
What will you pick?

To further sweeten the party and make sure no one gets left out, it's also sale time at the Wall Tent Button Co!

Enter Coupon Code:

at checkout to receive 15% off your order!

Making a purchase this week allows you to get another 25 entries in the giveaway... because you can never have enough adorable buttons and useful mirrors around, right? 

I also have buckled down and opened a facebook page for Kellie Falconer Design (which will serve for both my shops at this point), to see what they know over there... I'm a complete newbie there, and it's just a bit lonely.  Be sure to drop by and say hello!
Well, there's plenty to do here to brighten up your day and add some interest to the blogosphere... don't forget to visit the blogs linked up above and discover some new friends and inspiring ideas!


  1. Ooh, so lovely mi'dear! I hate creative ruts... I will certainly be joining in this lovely party!

    As for which items I would select... as many of your lovely Whovian designs as I could lay my hands on! :D They're simply lovely. Also, I do so love your "Hello, my name is Cecily Cardew". Classy!


    Thanks for this party!

  2. Aww! What a lovely idea! :) thank you for hosting such a lovely event! I love the striped (Beth) compact mirror! :)

  3. I really love your Vintage Girls buttons. Really cute!

  4. Whoop!! Just ordered a few buttons for a friend and for myself. These are just so much fun. And with a discount, even better!! I would say that the best thing about January is that it offers us that feeling of down time. The fall and holiday season are full of energy and things to do. Blessed January is when we have time for reflection and a smaller list of "to do". Since I am not much on new year resolutions, I view January as a time that we can both set new goals that make sense to us or just do nothing. Sometimes a rut is necessary to explore where you wish to go next in your life. Without downtime or "rut time", we can get complacent and unmotivated. Keeping on the same track never leads to growth. Stepping off the track leads to ruts, but ruts make us change and push hard to get back on track. Hopefully new tracks that feel exciting and fresh are where we find ourselves in February!

  5. I like the "Dream" and "Smile" and "Sew" mirrors/pins... and, of course, the Doctor Who themed ones!
    BTW, one of those colours available for the felt cases is "dark plum" - I'm wondering, what colour exactly that is? Wondering because I've encountered VERY different approaches to "plum" as colour!

  6. Whee! This is fun. :) I've noticed the same thing with the blogs I follow. I love the Tag questions you've created. They're different than most of the tags I've done.

    I know this was your last post but, I can't imagine what it would be like to wake up with frozen hair! *Shu-reek!* How long did it take to thaw out?


  7. Brilliant idea, Dahling! What better way to bring a little life and sunshine into the dreary January days than a Blog Party?

    Given the chance, I'd probably choose a custom-designed compact mirror, in a purple case!

    God bless, and thanks again for the cheer-up!

  8. P.S.
    I think my favorite design is either the "Hello, my name is" badges (so much nicer than those sticker-kind), or the Custom option for both the pins and mirrors.


  9. Well I don't have a blog... but I'll answer the questions just for fun! :)
    1) Grab my camera and go outside.
    2) I always enjoy watching The Piano Guys online. :)
    3) Eat comfort food -- usually Greek yogurt or a salad with lots of safflower oil and nuts.
    4) White tea. Best. Ever.
    5) Running.
    6) My labrador puppy, Bob.
    7) Oh my. :D "How Great Thou Art" and some song that describes a CRAZY and inSANE life. lol
    8) Finish my 2012 yearly scrapbook.
    9) Hem all the jean skirts sitting in my closet. :P
    10) You can't just follow your heart because your heart can be deceived, you goota LEAD your heart. (Fireproof)
    11) The best thing about January is a new beginning.
    12) The worst thing about January is six degrees F.
    13) What's your #1 resolution for 2013? Get well!
    14) I just finished memorizing Ecclesiastes 3:1-11. I love that the passage portrays life so meaningless yet so so so important. It's all...nothing, yet, everything we have. :)

    Good luck Kellie with your blog party! :)
    Love you.

    1. Thanks for playing, Em! I so enjoyed your answers.
      Aw... get well soon! When you gave me the thumbie, I forgot to exchange something else for it... we'll have to steal something from each other soon so we can get together again;D
      Love you back!

  10. I can't decide on just one design that is my favorite! I like the Jane Austen heroes, the Austen Valentine "You must allow me to tell you", and the Pride and Prejudice design.


  11. I love the Jane austin ones, the Farmgirl, and Smile one. :) These are so cute!!

  12. I want to enter! Looks interesting :)

  13. This sounds like fun....going answer those questions right now and you will see them on my blog on Thursday! :D


  14. I love the Doctor Who and P&P designs. :)


  16. My favorite is the Farmgirl Button Badge! It's so vintage, but country looking. And red trucks are lovely!

  17. I love the Audrey Hepburn "Smile" button!

  18. Hey Kellie! How come my post that I wrote is up on this post now? I have been trying to work it out, he, he! :D xx

    1. I'm not sure what's going on with that... let me know if the problem continues!

  19. This is such a GREAT idea and I hope to join it soon. I'll make a note of it on my blog when I get time.

  20. Something to blog about!! I am rather bored :-/ thanks for this! I'm joining :-)

    God Bless!!

  21. Oh my word, definitely that Jane Austen heroes Valentine one. I love Jane Austen and that button is to-die-for. :) Thanks!

  22. I can't get my post to show up in the linky list...I've tried twice yesterday- should I try again? I don't want it to show up on the list multiple times. :)


    1. Ahem...nevermind. :) Third time is the charm, it seems.

  23. The Audrey Hepburn "Smile" button is adorable!

  24. This looks like so much fun. I'm going to get around to answering the questions when I get the time to get the blog post typed up but for right now I'd like to enter the giveaway. My favorite design would be between the Nancy Drew designs, and pretty much all of your vintage girls designs. I don't think I could narrow it down to just one though. ;)

  25. Your Doctor Who buttons are really quite fantastic. :)

  26. Awesome blog party, dear! And quite timely;)

  27. Oh, and my favorite button designs are the DW ones and the Audrey Hepburn "smile" one. :)

  28. This is a fun blog party!
    I love your buttons! What a creative way to earn some cash...Such an awesome selection... I love the Austen heroes, also the vintage girl ones :)

  29. Hi there girly! You always do such fun blog parties :) I'm late as usual..but a few hours to go so not too shabby haha. I absolutely ADORE the designs in your Vintage Girls Set and want ALL of them :) You are so talented in what you do!! Hope you're keeping warm and drinking lots of hot beverages up there :) -Jeanine

  30. My favorite button design is the Jane Austen. Love her! :) I found you through Kristen at Sew Technicolor and decided to join in the blog party. :D

  31. Oooh, either the farmgirl one or the Amelia Earhart one!

    What a fun blog party idea! :D


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