Giveaways

‘Mom Cave’ Contest Winners

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

A very big thanks to all the ladies who sent in their submission for the HomeGoods ‘Mom Cave’ contest, via email or by linking to the party.  Let me tell you, it was excruciating, and I mean painful, trying to narrow it down to five winners, and then choose a top prize. 

It was such a delight reading each and every one of your entries.  The judges (Layla, Rhoda, and I) spent the weekend reviewing them.  I don’t think I’ll be volunteering to be a judge for anything anytime in the near future . . . it really was that difficult!  But after the votes were cast by three judges, and all criteria considered, it’s my pleasure to announce the following winners:

The top prize, the $250 HomeGoods gift card is awarded to, drumroll please . .

Blair of ‘Blair’s Blessings‘ ! 

 

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Pretty Pretty! A Vintage Pearl GIVEAWAY

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Hello and happy happy Friday!  The holidays are upon us, so it’s time to start thinking about the ladies, men, and babies in your life!   This year, for Mother’s Day, I bought my Mom the Circle of Love bracelet from The Vintage Pearl, and she absolutely treasures her piece.  It’s the only keepsake she has with her four children’s name on it, what Mom doesn’t want one of those?

This weekend, I bring you a giveaway from one of my fantastic sponsors ~ your chance to win some hand stamped silver jewelry from The Vintage Pearl.  There will be two lucky winners of this weekend’s giveaway – each will receive a $75 dollar gift certificate to purchase something very special.  Take a peek at this small sampling of these hand stamped sterling silver pieces available.

 

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Eligibility to win one of two $75 dollar gift certificates to The Vintage Pearl

1)  Hop on over to The Vintage Pearl and pick a favorite among this collection.  Come on back and leave a comment telling us which piece you’d choose if you won.

2) For a second chance to win, either tweet about this giveaway on Twitter, or link to this giveaway on Facebook, then come back and mention in a second comment where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Monday November 8th at 8 p.m. PST.  Two winners will be chosen by Random.org.

Good luck and happy fall weekend!!

 

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Holiday

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Right now, I have pumpkin pie and harvest menus on the brain, plus the excitement of the Halloween weekend is just days away!   My kids have finally settled on their costumes (a black cat and Stormtrooper) and we’ve even made our plans and travel arrangements for Thanksgiving.

But I have a confession to make.  It’s absolutely true that I have already fondled and nearly purchased admired a few sparkling Christmas baubles on display at local retailers, and I may or may not have made the decision to deck my halls with mostly blues with mixed metallics this year.  Yes, it’s true, I was quietly humming a holiday tune earlier today.  So it goes without saying, I’m definitely looking forward to my copy of ‘Holiday with Matthew Mead’, which will be mailed to my doorstep next week!

  

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"Holiday with Matthew Mead is a book-azine that encompasses all that I love about the holiday season: the traditions, celebrations and magic that is the holiday season. The pages of ‘Holiday with Matthew Mead’ are filled with fresh, easy ideas that can be achieved in two or three steps. It’s a novel approach to almost everything holiday, and I hope you take a chance to pick it up and see how these updated ideas might inspire you.

With 144 pages of holiday inspiration – featuring well-known and admired designers, bloggers and top-notch stories – and printed on beautiful paper (while not drowning in ads!), we consider ‘Holiday with Matthew Mead’ part book/part magazine – a publication that you will keep from year to year and add to your collection of holiday decorating, crafting and cooking magazines and books."

~  Matthew Mead, author and stylist

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Matthew Mead is a expert stylist and regular contributor to Better Homes & Gardens (I always look for his table settings and seasonal vignettes!).  He is also a co-editor of Flea Market Style.

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Want to win yourself a copy of the book-azine ‘Holiday with Matthew Mead’?

Well I have two copies to giveaway!

All you need to do is leave a comment answering this question:

What is your most prized holiday decoration?  Is it your inherited vintage ornaments, your nativity, or your novelty Santa doll that shakes his booty to the tune of "Jingle Bell Rock" ?  (Our family has one of those.)

Eligibility to win one of two free copies of Holiday with Matthew Mead:

1)  Leave a comment naming your most prized holiday decoration.

2)  Want a second chance to win?  Either tweet or post about this giveaway on Facebook, then leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Thursday October 28th at 8 p.m. PST (so the winners can be included in the first mailing).  If you simply can’t bear to wait, you can purchase a copy here and it will be in the mail to you next week!

Tomorrow, I shall return to my autumn state of mind.

See you then!

 

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