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HomeGoods Contest: Mark Your Calendar

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Hi all – I have some exciting news to share!  The kind folks over at HomeGoods are sponsoring a fantastic contest with me, and five of you will be the winners!  We all know HomeGoods as the one stop shopping place for frugal yet fabulous home decor.

Recently, HomeGoods has partnered with Elaine Griffin, designer extraordinaire, (whose book I reviewed last year) to create the concept of a ‘Mom Cave’.   A what?   Yes, I said a ‘Mom Cave’.

homegoods mom cave 1

Of course, we’ve all heard of the Man Cave, but this is a new twist on the idea with the busy Mom in mind!  How gorgeous is this ‘Mom Cave’ space designed by Elaine Griffin?

homegoods mom cave 2

 

Well I have some very exciting news !   I’m hosting a ‘Mom Cave’ link party for all of you, and the prizes will be BIG!

The top prize is a $250 gift card to HomeGoods.

Four runners up will receive a $50 gift card to HomeGoods.

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Five winners will be selected by a panel of three judges (mystery awesome blogger judge panel announced at the Link Party).

Criteria for entry:

Write up a post* in one of the two categories below in 100 words or less with images of your space and then link up to the party on October 25th.

A) Describe your ‘Mom Cave’ and get creative!  It can be your home office, your craft corner or closet, your reading nook, your vanity, or your favorite getaway spot.  Wherever it is that YOU take time to recharge, create, get organized, or just relax.  Why is it special to you?   How does your existing ‘Mom Cave’ help you stay organized, unwind, or simply be a better Mom?

B) OR, answer this question in your post:  How would a $250 gift card help you create your own ‘Mom Cave’?  Don’t forget a picture!

*If you do not have a blog, please submit your written entry (with at least 1 picture) to [email protected] on or before October 25th. 

So . . .

Please mark your calendar for Monday October 25th!

oct link party

I’ll be making some organizational upgrades to my own home office space, and I plan on showing those on the 25th too.

Can’t wait, this will be FUN !

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Crafting: Autumn Leaves & Linky

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Oh happy day, so glad it’s Friday!  I took a brisk walk this morning to clear the cobwebs after dropping my kids off at school.  This fall day could not be any more lovely, with bright blue skies, a gentle breeze, and turning leaves rustling in the trees.  I plan to spend most of this weekend outdoors enjoying this autumn weather.  The semi annual Antique Fair is also this weekend, so I’ll be browsing that just for fun.

This is the perfect time of year for crafting with fall leaves.   If you’re looking for a fun and inexpensive project, take a peek at these creations from last year.

 

fall leaves crafts

1. autumn leaves windcatcher; 2. fall leaves on canvas, 3. thankful banner.

 

Here’s a few more weekend craft ideas to bring the feel of fall into your home with leaves:

Use double sided tape to adorn basic hurricanes

chinease pistache leaves on glass sunset

   

Fashion a wreath with fresh clippings

chinease pistache leaves sunset

   

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