Skip N' Whistle Giveaway [OVER]

This giveaway is now over! A big congrats to SuAnne H. for winning a tank from Skip N' Whistle! Thanks to everyone else that entered this great giveaway! 

You guys. I love a good ole comfy tank. You know the kind. The kind of tank you can pull off just about any look with. From pairing it with shorts and Birkenstocks (still can't believe they are back), to jeans and heels, it just goes.

Last year, I received a tank of that caliber. It pretty much is my life. I mean, it has a kitten head on it. #meow

The tank came from Skip N' Whistle, a New Orleans based company who believes in rad t-shirts. They offer tanks, tees, and sweatshirts for the ladies, tees and sweatshirts for the men, and adorable tees for the tiny-sized humans. And all of their shirts are so soft. It's like they have been pre-washed a bajillion times. And I didn't even step foot in the laundry room! Dreams do come true.

Anylessworkformeandmywasher, in celebration of Skip N' Whistle launching their brand new online store, I've teamed up with them to offer you guys a great giveaway! One lucky Coffee and Cashmere reader will win a tank top of their choice! Ohandplusalso, July 4th is NEXT WEEK (what the what?!), so I put together my dream outfit that includes a Skip N' Whistle tank, perfect for watching the fireworks.

Fireworks
Skip N' Whistle Astronaut Flag Tank
Rebecca Minkoff Five-Zip Crossbody Purse
David Yurman Albion Ring
Wildfox Steff Deluxe Sunnies
United States Flag American Flag Beach Towel
Citizens of Humanity Chloe High Waisted Short
Armani Jeans Ankle Strap Jelly Sandal

Okay, now for the giveaway! For your chance to win a tank of you choice from Skip N' Whistle, just log into the Rafflecopter below (or make a new Rafflecopter account), and follow the directions for each entry. Please make sure to actually do what's required for each entry. If you just click enter and not do what it's asking, I'll know. If you are unsure how to do one, skip it and contact me. I can't stress this enough. I go back and check to make sure the winner actually did what was required. I will not let cheaters win. DON'T CHEAT. Meh.


This giveaway is now over! A big congrats to SuAnne H. for winning a tank from Skip N' Whistle! Thanks to everyone else that entered this great giveaway!

This giveaway will end Sunday, July 13th, 2014. One winner will be picked at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will receive their choice of tank ($24.50 value) from Skip N' Whistle. The winner will be announced on coffeeandcashmere.com and will also be notified via email. The winner will have ONE week to respond to the email to claim their prize. If a winner never responds, a second winner will be picked at random.

A big thanks to Skip N' Whistle for creating cool threads.

Congrats to Michelle H. for winning my last great giveaway.

Formia Design WINNER


Congrats Michelle H.! You have won a custom made pendant or keychain from Formia Design. I will be emailing the winner ASAP! Be sure to like Formia Design on Facebook and sign up for their newsletter!

Thanks to everyone else who entered this great giveaway! Another one is scheduled for later this week, so you won't want to miss out!

Dinning Room Part II

I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day weekend! We sure did. We spent Saturday AND Sunday playing Monopoly. I must have really mentally blocked out how long that game lasts.

Anyboardwalk, I'm stopping in really quick to share with you the rest of my dinning room photos. I also wanted to give you guys a source list from this room. Literally most of the items in this room were bought second hand. Because thrifting owns my face. But, I did try to find similar items!

Ohandplusalso, please excuse the smudges on the mirror. I totally didn't seen them while I was taking the photos.


|| Source List ||

Wooden Framed Mirror - Thrifted. Similar seen HERE
Wooden Candle Stick - Thrifted. Similar seen HERE
Birdcage - Thrifted. Similar seen HERE
Ball Jar - Thrifted. Similar seen HERE
Wooden Spring Sign - Thrifted
Silver Ball Cake Platter - Gifted. Similar seen HERE
Pottery Rabbit - McCarty
Pottery Shell - McCarty
Lamp on Buffet - Bought at a local store years ago. Similar seen HERE
Buffet - Thrifted
Wooden Bucket - Thrifted. Similar seen HERE
Shutter - Thrifted. Similar seen HERE
Table - Thrifted. Painted with Annie Sloan Old Ochre Chalk Paint
Chairs - Thrifted. Painted with Annie Sloan Old Ochre Chalk Paint
Pottery Plate on Table - McCarty
Flower Pot on Table - Walmart
Giraffe Print Lamp - Bought from a friend
Drapes - Made them myself
Curtain Rod - Tuesday Morning


Dinning Room Table

Like I said in last's weeks post, I'm addicted to chalk painting. Annie Sloan is my go to girl for chalk paint, and I've been committed to her since.

I really have never liked the whole wood look. I'm sorry, but I just can not/will not. It's too masculine and dark. What I do love are soft pastel and neutral colors with feminine accents. I'm a total shabby chic slash French country girl. Freals.


Late last year, I started looking for the perfect dinning room table. I knew I didn't want to spend a fortune on one, but I knew the ones I liked cost a fortune. I mean, I still heart you, Restoration Hardware, but let's not, okay? #stayathomemommy #stayathomebudget.

Anybuyingsecondhandismyjam, I finally found an amazing table and chairs on our local Facebook yard sale page. The woman wanted $60 for the whole set! I could totally swing that. Plus, she would deliver. Ba da ba ba ba, I'm loving it!

Here they are before:


The table and chairs were dated and ugly. I knew immediately that I had to use chalk paint on them. I did happen to like the seat covers. They were already recovered with a maroon and cream toile. So, win there.


I painted the table and chairs with Annie Sloan's Old Ochre, which is a creamy white. If you've never painted with chalk paint, you're missing out. You absolutely do not have to do any sanding or priming on the piece of furniture before you paint it. Another plus is that it's odorless and dries in minutes, so it's perfect for inside painting. 

After I painted the table and chairs, I gave each a coat of Annie Sloan's Clear Wax. I then sanded the chairs in the spots where I wanted them to look distressed. After sanding and wiping down the chairs, I rubbed Annie Sloan's Dark Wax over the spots I sanded.


And there you have it. My first experience with chalk painting. Go HERE to see additional photos of my dinning room. I'm also planning more blog posts for all the other pieces of furniture I've painted soon!

Father's Day

Have you started shopping for the special man slash men in your life? I haven't. So, in hopes of trying to figure out what William, my dad, and my father-in-law would want, I put together this little collection.
Father's Day


I mean, check out that amazing wallet from The Wallet Shoppe. What man wouldn't want that classy money holder?

Just don't forget to include the obligatory package of socks.

Be sure to also enter my newest giveaway featuring the amazing Formia Design. You could win a keychain that would be perfect for a (late) Father's Day gift!

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