Big Announcement!

April 16th, 2012

Hello everyone, hope you all had a fab weekend!  I have some very exciting news to share with you today, and I’ve been waiting a long to time to announce it.  A few months ago I was contacted by my favorite magazine and the proposal was to partner with them as a contributor.  I was invited to have an exclusive column, or actually, a new blog, on this magazine’s site.  After several months of working out the details, I am very excited to announce that I have a new design blog over at Better Homes and Gardens

The blog is Centsational Style, and its focus is all the best in home design, from tips on decorating, to perspectives on color, to design trends, and from time to time I’ll be sharing some DIY projects too.  This really is a dream come true for me, and I’m finally able to share it with you all today.  Check out my second blog on the Better Homes & Gardens website!

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Don’t worry, nothing around here will change! The CG site is not going away, I’ll still be blogging regularly right here, in fact I have several projects to feature in the upcoming weeks, but now you can get a double dose here at CG and now over at Centsational Style!  I’ve got a lot of great ideas stored up for the new blog and you’ll find three new articles a week, I hope you’ll bookmark the site!  Feel free to suggest topics too.

To get you up to speed, there are four articles for your reading enjoyment, click on the images below to take you there! 

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I must issue a HUGE thank you to all of you who have helped make this a reality.  Your readership and frequent visits have brought me to this day, so thank you for all of your support!  

And a big welcome to all the new readers out there coming over from BH&G today, hello!  Read more about me in the About page, and be sure to check out the Project Gallery and Style Files for even more projects and articles to inspire.

In other news, were starting a huge outdoor project today, the rear courtyard is finally getting resurfaced but it’s a big job!  I’ll have lots to share about that in the next week or so.  Also the first of the Fair Weather Link Parties start tomorrow, and I’ve picked some ‘out of the box’ subjects, the first one is Kitchen Gadgets, so link up your kitchen stories and the culinary tools you love (or hate!) tomorrow.  I’ll share a few of mine too.

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The party posts at 7 a.m. PST, see you then, and enjoy the new articles and the new blog over at Better Homes & Gardens.  

All the best,

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BOTB 4.15.12

April 15th, 2012

Hello my friends, this weekend it’s time again for another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’.  Amanda and I pulled together our favorite picks, here’s a peek at some of the greatness we’ve spied out there on the web in the last few weeks, enjoy!

After some makeover magic, Samaa’s Goodwill hutch has a gorgeous contemporary look.  Visit Honey Sweet Home to view the transformation.

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We’re smitten with this teal, lime, and gray living room from Kara at June & Bear.  Plenty of color and texture combine to create a cozy and chic space!

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Vintage Pearl Giveaway

April 13th, 2012

Greetings all, happy weekend, the sun is out and there are clear skies ahead, looking forward to a bike ride this weekend!  Hey guess what?  Mother’s Day is just around the corner, yes it’s only a month away, coming up on May 13th! 

Have you thought about what you’ll get your mom this year?  Well one of my most favorite “mom” gifts came from The Vintage Pearl, and I treasure it!  It’s a necklace with four charms and inscribed on it are the names of my three kids and my man – I always get compliments ever time I wear it. 

The Vintage Pearl is sponsoring this weekend’s giveaway and two lucky winners will receive a $75 shop credit.  The Vintage Pearl is a fabulous online source for personalized hand stamped sterling silver jewelry, unique silver gifts and keepsakes.

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Eligibility to win one of two $75 gift cards to The Vintage Pearl:

1) Hop on over to The Vintage Pearl and pick a favorite item, then name your choice in a comment.

2) For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter, then leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Monday April 16, 2012 at 8 p.m. PST, two winners chosen at random, US and Canada only, free shipping. By entering this giveaway, you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**

Winners:  #811 Bri and #380 Lorene Holbrook, congrats ladies, email on its way to you!

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