Monday, February 20, 2012

The Empty Shelf and a Giveaway!

Giveaway Has Ended.

     I mentioned last week that my husband was working on a shelving project in my "dish room" and he finally finished them yesterday. I thought I would post a picture of them empty, because by the time I get done with them...they won't look all that pretty! I actually wanted them for open storage and I'm not going to try to make them decorative. The room I use for a dish room is a basement bedroom and no one ever sees it. This room is better suited for an office, so we wanted the shelves to be able to function for books etc. when we decide to sell the house.

     The main goal was to make them very strong so that I could stack lots of china on them. The last thing I want to hear is a loud crash coming from the basement. You can see all of the support he put under each shelf. The inspiration came from the picture below that I found on Pinterest. You can see the blog where it was originally posted here. My husband made my upper shelves shorter because he already had the wood and we were trying to make this project as economical as possible. As you can see, the Pinterest photo has the beautiful whites and grays displayed perfectly. Mine won't look like that! I may let you see how mine do look after I get the rest of the room arranged. It will be such a disappointment after seeing the Pinterest photo!

Now for the Giveaway!

   A representative for Celtic Woman has given me the opportunity to review and giveaway the new Celtic Woman CD and DVD, Believe. If you aren't familiar with the Celtic Woman group, they are an all-female musical ensemble conceived and assembled by Sharon Browne and David Downes, a former musical director of the Irish stage show Riverdance in 2004. Their music ranges from traditional Celtic tunes to modern songs. Celtic Woman has been described as being "Riverdance for the voice."

     I was familiar with Celtic Woman after seeing them on PBS. I also had a friend who saw them in concert and couldn't say enough about how talented they are. I can sum it up in just a few words. They sing like angels. Their voices are pure and clear, you simply feel better after listening to their music. It is also so relaxing that you just may want to close your eyes and nap while the CD is playing. The songs range from traditional to a bit of Broadway. I really loved their version of Bridge Over Troubled Waters.

     My husband and I watched the DVD Friday night and really enjoyed the performance. You can see a clip from the DVD here, or listen to a little bit of the CD here. They are both available for purchase on Amazon, the DVD is $13.99 and the CD is $11.88. However, a representative for Celtic Woman is going to send 1 of my readers the DVD and 1 of you the CD. They will be signed copies, how cool is that?

     All you have to do to enter is be a follower of I Need Mom! Just leave a comment telling me that you are. The Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada only. The Giveaway ends on Sunday, Feb. 23rd at Midnight EST. Good Luck!

Celtic Woman are currently on tour. If you get a chance...go see them in person!

Tour Dates
Feb 22, 2012 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Feb 24, 2012 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Feb 25, 2012 Asheville , NC Asheville Civic Center
Feb 26, 2012 Columbia, SC Koger Center
Feb 28, 2012 Roanoke, VA Civic Center
Feb 29, 2012 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
Mar 2, 2012 Raleigh, NC Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 3, 2012 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
Mar 4, 2012 Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theatre
Mar 6, 2012 Hershey, PA Giant Center
Mar 8, 2012 Philadelphia, PA Liacouras Center
Mar 9, 2012 Boston, MA The Wang Theatre
Mar 10, 2012 Boston, MA The Wang Theatre
Mar 11, 2012 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
Mar 13, 2012 Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre
Mar 14. 2012 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
Mar 16, 2012 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Mar 17, 2012 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theatre
Mar 18, 2012 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar 20, 2012 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater
Mar 21, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
Mar 23, 2012 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Mar 24, 2012 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center for the Arts
Mar 25, 2012 West Lafayette, IN Elliott Hall of Music
Mar 27, 2012 Akron, OH Civic Theatre
Mar 28, 2012 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre
Mar 30, 2012 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
Mar 31, 2012 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
Apr 1, 2012 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Apr 3, 2012 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall Star Theatre
Apr 4, 2012 Kansas City, MO Music Hall
Apr 5, 2012 Little Rock, AR Robinson Center
Apr 6, 2012 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
Apr 7, 2012 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
Apr 10, 2012 Louisville, KY The Palace Theater
Apr 11, 2012 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Apr 12, 2012 Wichita, KS Century II Performing Arts Center
Apr 14, 2012 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre
Apr 15, 2012 Baton Rouge, LA River Center Arena
Apr 16, 2012 Houston, TX Jones Hall
Apr 18, 2012 Denver, CO Wells Fargo Theater
Apr 19, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
Apr 21, 2012 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium
Apr 22, 2012 Spokane, WA INB PAC
Apr 23, 2012 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Apr 25, 2012 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium
Apr 27, 2012 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Apr 28, 2012 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Apr 29, 2012 Las Vegas, NV The Smith Center for Performing Arts

I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday.
Please stop to say hello to our hostess!


Barbara F. said...

Hi Sue, thanks for sponsoring this fun giveaway. You know I am a happy follower of your blog. Your new shelving is beautiful. xo

Ricki Treleaven said...

Great giveaway. I saw Celtic Woman a few years ago, an I just missed them here in Birmingham *sadface*

I love your inspiration for your shelving, and I look forward to seeing them filled with your pretty china!


Blondie's Journal said...

Your shelves are so neat...I wish I had all that room for dishes. I have mine on bookshelves in my den {amongst the books} and it looks ridiculous. I, too, keep waiting for the big crash!! lol!

Never heard of this group although I see they are going to be at the Rosemont in Chicago. Maybe I can check them out!


Sue said...

Your shelves are beautiful and much to nice to hide.

Patrice said...

Your shelving reminds me of Martha Stewart!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love those shelves Sue! And I love Celtic Women too, hope I win!
I think no matter how you use your shelves they will still look fab!

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Morning Sue,
Wow, your hubby did an outstanding job on those shelves, they are really beautiful, and Patrice is right, it does remind me of Martha Stewart.
Love how they decorated them in the inspiration photo.
I had never heard of the celtic women, but just listened to a few minutes of the music. Lovely for sure!
Hope you are doing well and good to hear you are still enjoying your mindful minerals products, so am I!! In fact, I need to use my mask, cause I forgot last week.

Have fun stashing your stuff on those nice new shelves.

Blessings for a great rest of the week hon,

Completely Coastal said...

I heard them once on TV, and they sing beautifully!!

Linda said...

I like the shelves...I think they are pretty...they will be nice with all your dishes on them. The Celtic Women have beautiful voices...I like them a lot...I am a follower!

dee dee said...

love the shelves Sue! Tell hubby great job! knowing you... you will find a way to display your collection of dishware!
I'm a very happy follower and wanted to thank you for the opportunity to win either of these gifts! dee dee

bj said...

Hi, sweetie, I just love your new shelves. Shelves are wonderful anywhere they are used and for whatever reason. I think it would be heaven to have an extra room to store dishes. I have looked hi and lo in Sweet Nothings and that room is JUST NOT THERE. :(

Celtic Woman is Mr. Sweet's most favorite groups. He just loves them. If I am lucky enuf to win this generous giveaway, it will be a gift to him. :))
xoxo bj

Gypsy Heart said...

Of course, I'm a follower! This is a wonderful giveaway...I need some relaxing music too. I agree that they sing like angels...very relaxing and soothing.

Your shelves are great!


Sue said...

We have our winners. Dee Dee won the CD and BJ won the DVD. Congratulations ladies!