Don’t Miss The Silhouette Black Friday Sale

by Dagmar Bleasdale on November 28, 2014

Silhouette Portrait only 99

Silhouette Black Friday Sale

Crafters and DIY lovers, Silhouette is having a big Black Friday sale of their machines and designs!

So many of you entered my giveaway for two Silhouette machines that I know you would love to have a Silhouette machine.

Here is your chance to get an amazing deal on Silhouette machines, bundles, and designs.

Now might be a great time to nudge your hubby about this great deal if you want one for Christmas or your birthday, or to stash one away for Aunt Nina.

The sale is running until December 8, 2014, 11:59pm MST. You need to use my unique promo code DAGMAR during checkout to receive these sales prices.

 Silhouette Black Friday Sales

$99.99 Portrait machine

Portrait Bundle #1

  • Portrait machine, Designer Edition software upgrade, Software, 4 Tools and a $25 Download card to the Silhouette Design Store for $119.99

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Blue Cottage!

by Dagmar Bleasdale on November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, vintage postcardWishing you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

I hope you get to spend a very special day with friends and family.

It snowed here yesterday so it’s a winter wonderland Thanksgiving for us. An “I want to go play in the snow again!” wet wood floor-and-wet coats-and-wet gloves-everywhere Thanksgiving.

We’ll be heading to Grandma’s house for dinner, and as always I’ll be thankful that I belong to this large Bleasdale Clan. I love the chaos of that many people in the house. And I’m really blessed that my mom and brother just visited us for 10 days.

I’m super thankful for our new driveway with pretty pavers. Yes! {click to continue}


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lego soap dispenser tutorial

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Wordless Wednesday

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immune support with echinacea, Zarbee's Naturals Daily Bee

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Win a $2,500 Gymboree Shopping Spree, christmas decor on mantel

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vegetarian for Thanksgiving, creamed onions

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