Contest

Contests are On!

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Hello and happy Sunday! Just a quick post today about two contests going on right now – after all, it’s award season !

The first is The Homies at Apartment Therapy. I was honored to be included as a judge to round out the ten candidates also chosen by readers’ votes:

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Vote for the blog you think should win at the links below:

Home Design & Inspiration

Home Projects & DIY

Family & Kids

 

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Also, I’m one of twelve mentors in the upcoming Creating With the Stars, hosted each year by East Coast Creative.

 

creating with the stars

 

DIY bloggers, get your best project from 2013 or 2014 ready to enter on Monday, March 3rd, to be a contestant. The top 12 will be paired up with one of the twelve as their coach/mentor, and will participate in a weekly challenge: Knock Off, Paint, Upcycle, and Home Decor.

Meet the judges, the hosts, and find all the details and prizes at East Coast Creative.

Now back to your weekend festivities!

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World Market $5K Sweepstakes

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Hello friends, happy weekend! I’ve been working behind the scenes with Cost Plus World Market for almost two months on a dining room project and last week was the install. I can’t wait to share it with you all tomorrow! (Sneak peek here.)

Cost Plus World Market is hosting a Spruce Up Your Space Sweepstakes where one lucky winner will get a $5,000 room makeover. Can you imagine?!

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Click here for Official Rules – and see there are plenty of ways to get bonus entries. The Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) $5,000 World Market Gift Card and a “shopping experience with a World Market Design Blogger” (hint hint, that could be ME coming to your door!)  There are also three first prizes that include a $1,000 gift card, squeal! All the details of the sweepstakes are right here. Enter now!

Be back tomorrow with the full dining room reveal, see you then.

 

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Powder Room Three Ways + The Passion Project

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Do you know what you’re passionate about? Have you identified it, wrapped your heart and soul around it, and decided to act upon it?

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My passion is great home design and improving lives through improving spaces. The thing that wakes me up in the morning is the idea of renovation and home decorating to fit personalities and lifestyles – it’s effect on the qualify of life is profound. Sure it’s fun to make spaces pretty, but it goes beyond that.  Great home design matters – it’s how we express ourselves and shows how we live in a meaningful way by making our homes a reflection of who we are and what we love.

I see a plain bathroom like this one that I spied in a home on our list for possible purchase and all I can think of is “that bathroom could be amazing if I ever get my hands on it.”

bathroom before

I see plenty of beige but sooooo much potential for a stunning space with some stylish fixtures and pattern combinations (and a few weekend DIY projects!)  

Introduce classic style and high drama with a black and white palette…

dramatic black and white powder room

  floor tile / vanity / wallpaper / mirror / sconces/ charcoal print

   

… or a cool it down with a soothing coastal vibe…

coastal powder room

whitewash wood tile / vanity / mirror / sconces / print

  

… or warm it up with a contemporary vanity and mixed metal finishes.  

modern metallics and wood tones powder room

  floor tile / vanity / mirror / pencil sconces / stencil / abstract art

    

Home renovation and improvement is my passion. What’s yours?

 

  diy passion projectWhatever it is, the team at American Express wants to hear about it today as part of the Passion Project.  Are DIY and home improvement your passion like me?  Are you an artist, a creator, an innovator. a mold breaker? 

Share your passion for a chance to win $500 gift cards to Home Depot. Tweet about your passion project today and include the hashtag #PassionProjectTHD.  All the contest details are here and entry is simple! 

 

Oh and my four tips on how to become great at DIY are shared on the American Express Tumblr page today.

  

*This post sponsored by American Express Rewards. I was awarded with a Home Depot gift card. All opinions are my own.

 

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