Saturday, June 26, 2010

And the Winner is!!!!!!

Drum roll please!!!!!!!!!! Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... (that's my tongue drum roll sound;)   By random draw... We had 143 comments on our new blog.... Yeah!!!  Thank you!  Thank you!  We are so excited about this new blog and all the wonderful comments we have received to welcome us to BLOGLAND.....  that we will definitely do another giveaway soon.....  BUT... for this morning... The winner is................ Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr........ Pieced Together from Utah!!!!!  She is a new blogger in 2010.  A new mommy... Please check out her blog at    CONGRATULATIONS!  We are thrilled for you and are getting your special package ready to go out to you! 
THIS IS THE BAG THAT "Pieced Together" chose......  Bag #3....   CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! 
Thank you... Thank you.... Thank you!!!!!! 
For any of you that wish to take advantage of our Grand Opening
Go to and Buy now and you will receive a special "Thank You" for your comments!!!! 
You're Awesome!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Grand Opening AND Giveaway... for our NEW BLOG!!!

At Market, in April 2010, I met Amy Butler and now carry a line of her purses and bags, and some of her patterns and books.

We have chosen a GRAND OPENING special for our new bloggers and followers!  

 AMY BUTLER Bags and Purses!   Check out the colors, prints and styles!  This is an awesome LIMITED Sale!!! 50% off all of her bags, right now!    You will HAVE to see it to believe it!     Go to Home a la mode for your bag or purse. 

I have a renewed energy after coming back from market this year... And a lot was due to our darling daughter, Angela Yosten who shared a bit of herself with me, that I will forever be grateful. You'll have to check her blog out if you haven't already...  She is truly an inspiration and a joy to have around!  She also helps to create and she maintains the Moda Bake Shop that offers inspiration and FREE patterns with lots of great pictures and illustrations.   She has shops and designers from all over the world featured on this site.  You'll get hooked and will have to join in every day!

IT'S A GIVEAWAY!!!!!  (The first of more to come, I'm sure!)
AMY BUTLER's versatile Pearl Bag is both stylish and practical, with great secret pockets for stashing tools. A unique zippered inner pocket creates a divider that allows for organizing more than one project. Inside the bag are three pleated pockets along one side.
Size: 7" tall body x 18" wide x 3" deep 11" tall strap  

1. FPAB09 Tangerine/Chocolate       2. FPAB09 Spruce/Celery         3. FPAB09 Slate/Grey


1. Leave me a comment and tell me which PEARL Bag is your favorite (1, 2, or 3)

2. Get another entry if you follow my blog.

3. Get another entry if you are a current or previous customer of  Home a la mode.

4. Finally, go over to Angela Yosten's blog... and enter to WIN a different Amy Butler bag on her blog!

Winner will be announced June 26th!
{All the pictures and designs shown on this post are copyrighted and property of Amy Butler Designs.}

Monday, June 14, 2010

Kate and Me...

Kate and Me! 

Kate is the pretty brunett, on the right, as most of you know... and I am the one on the left (Karen Smisek, owner of Home a la mode).  At Quilt Market this spring, after meeting Kate... we decided to carry all of Kate's Kitchen designs.  Butterflies, florals, and from the deep blue sea.  They are now all up on our website!    We not only carry the entire line of Moda Home, but now all of Kate's Kitchen... and a bunch of Amy Butler's bags from Market.  Market was good for us!  We really spread our wings.  (We will post about those bags and purses soon!)  Watch for our Grand Opening Special!  You won't want to miss this FABULOUS SALE....  Coming soon!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

"It's ALL about KATE" (Spain)

In April, I was honored to have our oldest daughter, Angela Yosten, accompany me to Quilt Market to buy and just wander around together. The Quilt Market was in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There, I met many designers, as well as lots of bloggers! I attended my first Blog Party! Met some great bloggers and new friends! It was not anything I expected, and I got so much out of it... Here I am with our business now in a blog!

At Market,

I was graced and awed by the meeting and friendship that I got by meeting KATE SPAIN! Kate was sweet, warm and the kindest woman I have met in a long time! She visited with us and warmed my heart and struck new ideas in me to include her and ALL her kitchen and accessories on our website! So, now... we have ALL of Kate’s items up on our website and have a GRAND OPENING!!! "IT'S ALL ABOUT KATE!" So please check it out!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to the first of many blogs to come! 
As a wife, mother, and Granny, I have seen alot of things come and go... But never invisioned websites, blogs, twitters or facebook... Not to be held back or left out... I have... and do... most of those now. 
I began a quilt shop back in 1995, sold it in 2002, moved and then searched out another way to do my passion, which is:  quilting or having it around, sales and customers, and spending time with my family and 11 grandchildren.   With the help of 2 creative daughters, I was able to begin and create my first and current website!  I truly found my niche and am able to pretty much do all my passions and beyond.  I have been blessed by awesome daughter-in-laws and great son-in-laws that are great at sharing their families and their lives with us.  This past year, Home a la mode grew to doing not only website sales, but is now doing major shows, to sell and get the word out to who and what we do!
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