giveaway with dry ink designs

giveaway with dry ink designs

This week you heard from Mandi and her etsy shop… Well, you are in luck as one of our readers will win a hand painted quote handmade by Mandi herself!

As Mandi talked about here, she has found a new love for hand lettering and experimenting with new pens, ink and paint.  Her post on easy calligraphy from last year has been a huge hit on our blog!

And now, to the Giveaway….

Hand Lettering Process




I was made for sunny days quote


This one-of-a-kind hand lettered water color print can be yours!

($35 dollar value)


TO BE ENTERED TO WIN, you must… (more…)

we’re back

we’re back

Surprised to see us?  We took a year vacation!  Just kidding.  Life gets busy.  People have babies and start a handmade gift ETSY shop (Mandi!), people design kids clothes for the cutest online shop (Jenn!)…. So, as you can see we have had a lot going on.   But, we still get around 1,000 visits a day to our blog and some of you have expressed missing us….so we are back!   We are going to be realistic here and not promise posts every week….but we promise to not go MIA for a whole year again.  We have missed our Sunny Slide Up friends!


To celebrate being back on the blog and our 3rd birthday, we will be hosting a special giveaway.  More details to come later this week!


We have made some updates to our “Meet The Crew” page – take a look.  And to recap, we thought it would be fun to take a look at our most visited blog posts since we started about three years ago….




 1. chicken pot pie cupcakes 

Our chicken pot pie recipe is perfect for this time of year and with over a half of a million visits, we know you will enjoy these!


2. 10 easy fall appetizers

The cold weather is coming in, so don’t miss out on our ever popular 10 Easy Apps for Fall.
 easy fall appetizers


3. cheddar jalapeno chicken burgers with guacamole 

You guys love our recipes and this one is not to be missed!   This is one of Heather’s favorite meals.


4. easy calligraphy anyone can do

Mandi is a pro at calligraphy and she shares some great tips here.
DIY easy calligraphy



winner of borelli scarves giveaway

winner of borelli scarves giveaway

We hope you have had a chance to enter our Borelli Design Giveaway.   Before we announce the winner, let us tell you a little more about the awesomeness of Marissa Borelli and her company Borelli Designs.


Marissa Borelli’s fascination with combining fashion and athletics led her to work for companies such as lululemon athletica, Ralph Lauren, Swiss Army Victorinox, K-Active by Kerri Walsh and Green Apple Active. In 2011, she founded her own line of activewear, BORELLI Design.

Borelli Design debuted in 2011 with a high-performance, multi-use wrap that keeps active people warm, dry and looking stylish all day long. Enthusiastic customers soon asked for more Borelli styles for their everyday wardrobe. So they launched a second product — the Borelli Wrap Dress — in early 2012. It’s the perfect choice for everything from traveling or daycare pick-ups to date night with heels. Most recently, inspired by Marissa’s far-flung travels to India, St Barth and Vietnam, Borelli Design has introduced a second line — Drift — as a complement to the drirelease™ products. Now you can choose the one that best fits your life and sense of style.

Borelli Design Products

Borelli Design’s mission is to help active people rock it. They believe fashion and fitness are better together. They design products to help busy, fit people look their best while getting their glow on.

When she’s not helping clients build healthy brands, Marissa competes in half marathons and triathlons. She also loves to travel, bake for neighbors, and practice yoga. With an aesthetic that could be described as global, energetic and modern, Marissa brings a fresh and innovative approach to the active lifestyle market.   More recently, Marissa became a mom to two adorable little boys!

Mariss Borelli


The new fall line has some beautiful patterns.   View here:


Borelli Deisgn Drift Infinity Scarf Fall 2014


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Now…..Let’s get to our winner!  Congratulations  Linda Nelson, you have won the two Borelli Design scarves in our giveaway!  Please contact us with your mailing address so we can get you your winnings!  Linda went above and beyond sharing her fall day ideas as well as Borelli favorites!  Here is the winning board for your inspiration….






southern belle dixie peaches couture giveaway

southern belle dixie peaches couture giveaway

We love us some Dixie Peaches Couture here over a Sunny Slide Up.  They helped us out with a giveaway last year during our birthday celebrations, and now they are back with another bundle of goodies for one of our lucky fans!  One lucky person will win one of all of the items below….

“In the south, pearls are a girl’s best friend.”
Southern Belle T-Shirt
(your choice of color)


“Southern Traditions Start Here”
Elephant Decal

elephant decal southern traditions dixie peaches

“Southern Traditions Start Here”
Elephant Koozie

elephant koozie southern traditions dixie peaches


Instagram giveaway

To be entered to win, you must: