$1,000 Cold Hard Cash Giveaway


Hi friends!! It’s almost Christmas & just like last year me & a few other bloggers want to give you COLD HARD CASH. That’s right one winner will be winning $1,000 cash to spend anywhere on anything you want. We all know the Holidays can make us tight on money & that everyone wants a little extra cash. This is a big THANK YOU to you for being so awesome & always coming to look at my blog, chat with me, & sharing your love for DIY with me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I appreciate every single one of you. If you didn’t already know the reason I blog is because of you. I hope you take this giveaway {& every giveaway} as a small token of my appreciation for you. & I hope you win!! Use the rafflecopter below to enter. I hope you all have a great week & the winner will be announced next Sunday!!

meet the bloggers

Tonya from Love of Family and Home

Chelsea from Making Home Base

Jennifer F. from The Francis Family

Taryn from Design, Dining And Diapers

Jennifer M. from Blissfully Ever After

Aimee from It’s Overflowing

Liz from Liz Marie Blog

Carmel from Our Fifth House

Mandy from House of Rose

AP from I Love You More Than Carrots

Use the rafflecopter below to enter, & the giveaway ends in a week so tell your family & friends to enter too. Hey if they win, they might share the money with you ;) haha I hope you guys are enjoying your December so far & again, Thank you for being so awesome!! xx

a Rafflecopter giveaway

No purchase necessary. To enter, participants must use the Rafflecopter form above. This giveaway is in no way affiliated, administered or endorsed by Facebook. The giveaway closes on December 8th, 11:59 a.m. EST. The winner will be notified by email by 12/10/13 and will need to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Winner must be 18 years of age or older and a US resident in order to win. Prize is valued at $1,000. Winners are responsible for paying any necessary taxes on winnings. Good luck 


  1. HI thank you for you doing the giveaway! How fantastic! I would spend it on my family and pay some monthly bills!

    • Alexis Rivers says:

      I would use it towards a down payment for a new car that my mom really needs! >.< thank you guys for this contest!

  2. Ruby Yoshi says:

    I’d pay bills. Thank you so much

  3. This would be so wonderful! thanks!

  4. Awesome! I would spend it on a new sofa for us this holiday season! :)

  5. I would get new furniture for my Master Bedroom!

  6. I would buy some last minute necessities for our basement! And put the rest in savings ;)


  7. Wonderful giveaway! I would finish decorating some rooms in my house!

  8. I would pay bills and buy this chair I REALLY want! ;)

  9. Jennie collins says:

    what would I do with the $1000 if I won it? That’s easy! My husband got laid off last week so I would spend the $1000 in a few places, first I’d cry tears of joy then pay some bills, buy my kido some Christmas gifts. And do something special for mine and the hubby’s 10th wedding Anniversary which is just a few weeks away.

  10. thank you! how awesome! I could pay some bills and have a littleChristmas!

  11. I could definitely use that. I could get my autistic son a new tablet. It is a great thing you are doing with this raffle. God bless you and who ever wins.

  12. I would definitely use it to pay for Christmas!

  13. If I won I’d spend it on my grand babies!

  14. thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Heather p says:

    Wowsa! That’s a ton of money! It would be so much fun to share the wealth with someone who needs some help? Don’t get me wrong, I would spend some serious cash on something frivolous..a silhouette cameo. I want one!

  16. I’d buy ALL THE PRESENTS!

  17. I would use the money to buy my boys Christmas presents and pay bills.

  18. Megan Long says:

    This is amazingly generous, thank you SO much! I would definitely use it on Christmas Presents for my two little boys and our parents.

  19. Ashleigh Garner says:

    How kind of y’all to do a giveaway! I would spend the money on my family and a little of it on some things for our home.

  20. Jodi Keller says:

    With my husband & myself losing work a couple months ago, this would help us catch back up on household expenses! It truly would be a blessing!

  21. I would totally put it to good use and pay some bills and do a little shopping for the babes!

  22. Melissa DC says:

    If I won, I would use the money for necessary, but long put off, repairs to my van. We ended up with 2 kids with medical emergencies late this summer and our funds are depleted. How fun to have the chance to win a fix for my van!

    Thank you for your positivity and fun blog! XOXO

  23. I’d spend a $1,000 on a ski trip!

  24. I’d use this for Christmas gifts and to pay some bills.

  25. Candi Lloyd says:

    Buy presents for ppl who need them!!

  26. I just would like to restock our freezer .
    We lost power for two days because of the central illinois tornados. Im thankful we have a roof over our heads we just lost our freezer stuff. We have 8 kids so yep thats what i would do with it .

  27. Brianna Lasko says:

    Wow that’s fantastic!! I would use it to finish my xmas shopping as well as use it to help with my new etsy shop!!

  28. How fantastic! I would put the money towards moving next summer!

  29. If I won, I would probably save some of it to go toward my new place and continue my obsession of online shopping for my kiddos. :) Liz, all of your DIY projects are so cool and the pics you include of your own home are amazing. Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving!

  30. Rita Zehr says:

    I would put it toward a Family Vacation with my hubby & 2 Kids :)

  31. It would be great for Christmas shopping!

  32. Samantha. Archaba says:

    Hi Liz Marie!!
    I love following you on Facebook!
    If i won the $1,000 i would plan a vacation for my family since becoming a mom I’ve realized the memories we make out weight things that are bought.
    And donate a night to my local Ronald McDonald house, last October we traveled 2000 miles to take our youngest daughter to Cincinnati children’s hospital she is healthy and doing good now but we are so thankful we had the opportunity to stay at the house, they never asked us for a dime and i would love to donate towards such an amazing organization

  33. Amanda Washek says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  34. This is so awesome that you all are doing this again!

  35. I would use the cash to Panay for my Christmas expenses!

  36. Hi, I would love to win! I would put it towards becoming debt free! This would help! We are on step 2 of Dave Ramsey’s plan! Thanks so much!

  37. Jessica Hrouda says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!!!

  38. Your blog is one of my FAVES! And a cash give-away is so generous. Thank you for the opportunity to win. If I was lucky enough to win, I would take my husband on a vacation. He just returned home from being deployed for a year and we would love the time to reconnect!

  39. Bridgette Fraley says:

    Oh em gee! This would be such a blessing to win! I am thrilled to enter, so here’s to fingers & toes crossed for my family and I! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays Everyone! :)

  40. Patti Patti says:

    It’s very kind of you all to give away $1,000. If I won I would use in on some much needed flooring for my house. I would use anything left toward Christmas presents.

  41. I would surprise my family with some things they’d love to have for Christmas :)

  42. I would use the money for Christmas! Thanks!

  43. Candice Schurr says:

    This would be AWESOME :)

  44. I would use it towards gifts and pay off credit cards!

  45. I would put it towards a trip!

  46. If I won $1,000.. oh my goodness!!
    Id love to get a jumpstart on our bathroom remodel Ive been dreamimg of!

  47. What an amazing giveaway!!! If I won I would use the money to buy my son Christmas gifts.
    Merry Christmas!!! :)

  48. I would use the $1000 to buy Christmas gifts for friends and family.

  49. I would save it for when my husband gets back from his deployment for a family vacation.

  50. If I won the $1000, I would give it to my son who is newly married with a new old house to fix up. They need a money tree!

  51. Leah Lyons says:

    I would use part of the money for gifts for my5 yr old and the rest to pay bills. I am suddenly a single mom and winning would be a huge blessing.

  52. I would pay off some of my student loans! That is a must! I would put some of it in my savings account for rainy days! Thank you for doing this giveaway.

  53. My husband and I decided that for our first Christmas together this year we will be donating to two “charities” that are very near and dear to our hearts. Collecting and sending money to Puppy Breath Rescue and Freewater Experience youth ministries in Grand Haven, MI, will be our Christmas gifts to each other this year. If we won $1,000 we might buy a little something for each other then find more deserving charities to give to. Thanks to you for being generous! I hope the money ends up in the hands of a family who really needs it. ;)

  54. I would love the extra cash to spend on Christmas gifts or put it towards my new small business and blog!

  55. angie anderson says:

    I love your blog! You have lit my creative fire

  56. I would pay some bills. Thanks.

  57. We’d use it towards our basement remodel! We have a 1950′s basement that needs some SERIOUS love!!! Merry Christmas! xo

  58. Thanks for offering this giveaway! If I won a $1000 I would pay bills and buy a few christmas presents!

  59. I would buy a le Creuset Dutch Oven and pay bills.

  60. Pay Bills

  61. Woot! Thanks for the fun giveaway again this year… Fingers crossed!

  62. Kris Arvizu says:

    Holy Cow! That is AWESOME! If I won I think I would put the money into updating my bathroom.

  63. Jessica wise says:

    I would visit my brother and his newborn in NYC!

  64. Allison M says:

    If I won the money would really help me to be able to buy my boys some new clothes and shoes. Money is tight so we don’t spend much on things that aren’t completely necessary. There are also a few bills that would get paid off to make more room in the monthly budget ;)

  65. Kathy Rust says:

    Great holiday give-away! I’d love to buy my husband a new grill.

  66. I would save it in the bank in case I don’t find a job in time to pay January rent. It would mean relief from the stress for just a minute.

  67. Chanda Atkinson says:

    I would spend $1,000 on…paying bills…womp womp lol

  68. OMG! Serious!?! Cash??!! That’s awesome and I could SO use that this year! I would by Christmas presents with it!!


  69. M.J. Hyten says:

    What an awesome idea! If I won, I would use the money to travel home to visit with family. My husband and I have a new nephew who we can’t wait to meet.

  70. I’m buying a house and could totally use the extra cash, otherwise I’ll be watching tv sitting on the floor!

  71. I’d put it into savings!

  72. I would use the $1000 to help complete some house projects!

  73. I would pay off some bills!

  74. nicole latona says:

    i would definitely use the $1000 to pay off my bills!! :)

  75. What a fun idea to ask us! Let’s see….if I were to win this COLD HARD CASH GIVEAWAY I would use this cash for my wedding! My boyfriend, well now fiance (weird!), have been dating for 9 years. We met really young and he proposed 2 weeks ago (yipee)!! We haven’t set a date yet, but it’s been fun so far planning (it’s a lot of work). Anyway, things add up! $1,000 would help us A TON in the planning of our wedding! That is most definitely what I would use it for! Thanks for the opportunity and Happy Holidays!

  76. Lydia Joy says:

    I’d use it on some Christmas gifts.. because, let’s face it! I will still be shopping until the night before. xx

  77. I’d use it towards my daughters’ marching band fees.

  78. Jess Talkington says:

    I’d buy the rest of the Christmas gifts that still need to get.

  79. I think it would inspire some home renovation.

  80. Ambrosia Robert says:

    First, I would give some away. Then, I would definitely buy a Kreg Jig and some of the many materials for all of the projects I’ve been dreaming of! I suppose I will buy my kids something as well :)

  81. rachelcartucci says:

    My child has dental work that really needs to get done and because he has autism he has to be knocked out which medicaid won’t pay for…so I would LOVE to spend it on my Jackie boy’s teeth. Thanks so much for this amazing chance…WOW!

  82. If I were to win the $1000 prize, I would use the money to purchase gifts for my mom and little sister.

    Good luck to everyone that entered!


  83. I would pay a few bills and purchase a few items we need :)

  84. Great giveaway! I’d divvy the $$ up – fun money for me and the hubs, a kick start to an etsy shop I’ve wanted to start, and the rest towards paying off our car!

  85. Sie J. (CJ) says:

    I actually would spend the money in making food for the homeless and making little gifts for the local nursing home. I think this awesome and love your IG PAGE!!

  86. I would use it to replace our crumbling fiberglass tub/shower enclosure!

  87. meaghan cook says:

    This is so amazing and you all are so dang sweet! I would use this money to pay off my investments from opening my own business and get something special for my guy cause he supports me in all of my crazy dreams!

  88. Oh, this is amazing and would be such a blessing to win!!!

  89. Vivian Sagginario says:

    I would treat my husband to something special.

  90. I would use this money to pay bills!

  91. Vanessa Simmet-Cole says:

    thank you!! :)

  92. I would buy all 5 kids new shoes and stuff they need for winter!

  93. I would save it! Either to beef up my emergency fund or I would put it in my vacation savings! We’re going to Disney next year!

  94. What a cool giveaway! Super generous!

  95. I would use $1,000 to pay our mortgage! We’ve been late every month and that type of money would finally let us breathe for a month!

  96. I’m not sure how I’d spend the money! I’d get my parents something really nice, they have always been so great to me!

  97. So could use this! New baby due any day!!!

  98. I would love to purchase holiday gifts with this $1000 giveaway.

  99. Brittany D says:

    If I won, I’d buy new bedroom furniture! Thanks for this great giveaway opportunity!

  100. Jessica English says:

    What an amazing giveaway! Thank you for hosting :)

  101. I would spend the cash in Xmas presents!

    • I’d share the money amongst my intermediate family and then buy things for Christmas and send out a few care packages to my boyfriend in Afghanistan since he will not be home for the holidays this year. Thank you!

  102. Really hoping to win this !! Thank you !!

  103. Start paying off some loans!

  104. I would pay some bills ;-)

  105. What a PERFECT Giveaway just in time for the holidays!! eeeek, so exciting!
    What would I do with $1,000. I would give 10% to tithing, 10% to Samaritan’s Purse, and probably save the rest, as we are currently homeless until we reach our next base :/

    Fingers Crossed!!

  106. Christina LaBrasseur says:

    Wow what a wonderful thing you all are doing. My family does Random Acts of Kindness all month of Dec. So we would use at least half of it to Bless others even more then we already are.. The other half I would divide up between our 5 kids as a thank you for being so kind hearted towards others because we let them choose what and who they want to Bless each day.

  107. Jenni Keith says:

    Eeeeek! Hope to win! What a fantastic giveaway! I would use to help travel home for Christmas!

  108. This would be a blessing!

  109. Judy Golden says:

    I would love to buy an IPad Air if I were lucky enough to win. I always look forward to your posts. They are so amazing.

  110. So excited for this giveaway and the random acts of kindness you could do with this money this holiday season!

  111. Alison Green says:

    Thank you! Your blog is so wonderfully inspiring:)

  112. Christmas would be a little sweeter for my family and the others we help in our county (Santa Anonymous)

  113. I would give some to my church and then use some for my kids and grandson for Christmas!

  114. SOOO many things come to mind for things to do with an extra 1k! Put it towards the insurance I’m being forced to buy, for one. LOL

  115. This would make for an amazing Christmas! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous giveaway!

  116. I would buy a phone, mine is about to die and cant afford a new one.

  117. LOVE YOUR BLOG! I would use this money to finish Christmas shopping for the fam, as well as put some $$ towards my college loan

  118. I would definitely do some Christmas shopping! What an absolutely AWESOME giveaway! Thank you!

  119. I would give part of the $1000 to help out my parents with their bills and use the other part for others in need!

    You are such an angel for doing this giveaway!

  120. This is so incredibly nice of you all! I’d love to say I’d like to win but in all honesty, I just hope this goes to someone who deserves it :) I know I can say that this would pay off bills and buy presents but to someone who really needs it this could be putting food on the table or fixing a car. Thank you! Xx

  121. Oh my gosh! Your generosity and giving makes my heart happy! You’re thanking US just because we are in love with your hard work and pretty creations?!?! Love it!

  122. I would pay off my credit card and put the rest toward my dream wedding in August! My man and his family are so generous and it would mean the world if I could contribute a little something extra.

  123. Christmas gift shopping!

  124. Try to save 1/2 but probably spend it all on Christmas.

  125. Madeline Mae says:

    So thankful for the people helping to make this give away possible !

  126. Sue Caruso says:

    I would like to use this money if I am chosen to bless a family or two in our community that need some extra help during the holidays. I would also like to surprise my husband with something he has been wanting but he has chosen not to afford for himself because we have 4 kids and their needs come first. Even if I don’t win, it has been fun thinking about how I could bless others. And maybe even get something for myself!

  127. This would be an amazing gift to help us reunite with our family 1800 kilometres away.

  128. Presents for family and friends. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

  129. Since I recently moved out of state I’d use it to enjoy my time at home in Texas over the holidays! Thanks for doing this, it’s awesome!

  130. I would buy my parents a new tv and put the rest toward some bills.

  131. I would pay a lot of our medical bills, buy a few gifts, and send some to my sister and nieces so they could come to see us!! :))

  132. this is an amazing opportunity! thank you so much. if i won, i would use it to pay bills and to go visit my adult children and grandchildren in california!

  133. With this money, I’ll buy some gift for my family and a big for me (like a travel) to congrats myself for the painful year I spent. Thank youuuuuuuuuu.

  134. I would take my boyfriend to Memphis to see Elvis’ house!

  135. Lori Scott says:

    Wow! This prize would help me pay for my daughters much coveted trip to NY with her hs band :)

  136. Jennifer Buell says:

    Thanks for the giveaway ;)

  137. Jennifer Buell says:

    Ohhh and I’d pay some bills off with a 1000 ;)

  138. Awesome giveaway!!

  139. I would pay down some medical bills. 2013 was a tough year.

  140. I would buy my husband a hog hunting trip. He works hard and really takes no time for himself.

  141. What a great giveaway! I would use it to buy Christmas presents/pay bills. :)

  142. I would pay off a bill and then put the rest in savings!!!!!!

  143. I would save some & donate to our no kill animal shelter

  144. Ashley Hunter says:

    I would do all of my Christmas shopping for my family and possibly buy myself a few things! :)

  145. If I win $1000, I would definitly use some of it to pay off bills, and buy things we need for baby number 2! :) Thank you for the opportunity.

  146. Karen McCratic says:

    Pay a bill or two and buy a christmas present or two!!

  147. Carla Murphy says:

    Wow, this is great! I would definitely use it for Christmas

  148. I would use a little for Christmas and save the rest for our upcoming move!

  149. You guys rock! Holy cow would this help us so much.

  150. Andrea Quirk says:

    What a great giveaway!! If I won, I would use it towards Christmas and our new baby that will be arriving on 12/19/13. thank you for doing this!

  151. Thanks for this awesome giveaway ladies!! We would use the money to sponsor a family to buy for during this holiday season!!! :)

  152. meredith rice says:

    Shop and pay bills and save!

  153. Buy Christmas for my family.

  154. Great giveaway gals. It would be nice to pay for Christmas this year.

  155. I would donate this to our local food pantry and Toys for Tots so that other families would have a good holiday.

  156. Thanks for the giveaway, Liz Marie! I would redecorate my living room!

    ~Abby =)

  157. julia mcintosh says:

    I would spend it on my family, a weekend getaway!

  158. Wanda Hager says:

    Merry Christmas! I’d use the winnings to spread Christmas Cheer to Family, Church and the Utility Company :)

  159. I would get my husband a remote car starter and pay a bill or two :)

  160. Sandy Steed says:

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I would go Christmas Shopping!!

  161. I’d pay bills with some of it and have a great Christmas with the rest! Thank you for the opportunity!

  162. Hooray for the holidays and giveaways like this! Between student loans and bills, this would be a great way for me to get some gifts for the people who have been so wonderful all year!

  163. First of all, I would use it to adopt an Angel this Christmas season so that one unlucky kid can have presents and feel like the luckiest kid! And then I would use the rest to help finish buying necessities for our new house! (We’re military too!) Merry Christmas!

  164. If I won the $1,000, I would take a long overdue vacation to visit my family in the south. :)

  165. Sharon McGuire says:

    Thank you bloggers for your inspiration and the opportunity for the giveaway. Happy holidays and wishing another creative New Year! My family doesn’t have money for presents this year so we really appreciate the opportunity.

  166. Jo Ashley says:

    redo my guest room

  167. We just found out we’re pregnant so $1000 would be great to decorate the nursery with.

  168. I would probably use it to do a few more diy projects. I still have to build our farmhouse benches. ❤️

  169. kristi lind says:

    With a $1000 I would give my family the Christmas they deserve. I have 3 boys who would love to be spoiled for Christmas, and we are renting a new house that could use some tlc

  170. Narvis Penix says:

    If I won $1000 I would use the money in several ways….I recently purchased a condo and would love to add a fireplace and mantel. Then I would use part of the money to purchase a silhouette so I can use it to decorate word/inspiration wall, and create one-of-a-kind greeting cards. With the money left over I would give it to my mother who is in need of a vacation, or a get-a-way, where she could go back to Tennessee and visit her family and not have to worry about the burden of having the funds to travel. Thanks! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  171. That money would go toward Christmas, and moving expenses for our big move in February.

  172. I would pay off a couple credit cards and finally splurge on some annie sloan paint and wax :)

  173. Tierra Lowry says:

    What would I do with the money? 10% would go to my church but the rest would most likely go towards a new camera lens. They can get expensive! Thanks for doing a giveaway!!!

  174. I would definitely be saving it/buying Christmas presents!

  175. I would pay off a few bills (or, at least put some money towards them) and search for an outfit or 2 that I actually love…

  176. I would finish up my living room re-decorating project that stalled due to lack of funds!!

  177. $1000 would go to Xmas presents for my husband. He has been Amazing this year.

  178. I would definitely buy a few gifts, but we are building a house so most would go for stuff with the house. Thanks for this amazing opportunity.

  179. I would re-decorate my dining room!

  180. Teri James says:

    Thank You fr the giveaway, i would use the money to buy a plane ticket to New Mexico, my son just got a job out there and i miss my grandbaby

  181. What would I do with $1000? Honestly, I would probably buy more Christmas gifts (sad – but true!)

  182. megan baker says:

    Use it to pay on some school bills being mommy and a student I could use a little help every now and again:)

  183. I would use half for Christmas, and the other half for families struggling this holiday!

  184. Joanne Bolyard says:

    We would have a very very nice Christmas.

  185. Kim Hastings says:

    I’d buy a vacation for my hubby and I…haven’t had one in years.

  186. I would use the money to for once not be more in debt come the new year.

  187. Use it towards our trip to France – thank you!

  188. Hi, thanks for giving back I would use the $ on bills it being very hard without me having a mother around. & no matter if I win or lose I’m happy to see you show appreciation.

  189. I would use this to paint our new home we just bought!

  190. Alyssa LeTourneau says:

    What a generous way to say thank you!

  191. Danielle A says:

    Merry Christmas! You ladies are incredible! What a huge blessing it would be to win!!

  192. I have swooned and dreamed over the rooms in your home and love all your DIY projects!!! I tell my husband all the time I want your bedroom!!! hahahaha Thank you so much for the inspiration and this opportunity!!!

    We just bought our first home 6 months ago…so I would probably use it to help warm up and make this place feel more like “home” ! ;)

  193. I would use it to pay off debt!

  194. I love giveaways!! I would help someone as well as get something for the house.

  195. A 25th Anniversary trip with my hubby to Europe!

  196. Awesome and super generous giveaway! Thanks for organizing!!

  197. Great giveaway, I would use it on our Christmas trip to Tx to visit our family after 3 yrs of not seeing them, because we were stationed overseas.

  198. Kris Drexler says:

    I would pay bills and buy Christmas presents!!

  199. Right now I would use the money for a weekend getaway with my hubby for our anniversary (:

  200. I would pay a couple of bills and get a little something for me. I need some more bookcases in my bedroom, so I would probably get those, as well as new sheets.

  201. I would treat my family to something nice and pay some bills

  202. Thanks for the opportunity! I would use some for Christmas and help fill some shelves at our church food pantry!

  203. Oh wow! I loooove your blog and all of the fun ideas that you have! I would finish up my kitchen and build a man cave / playroom for my family in the basement! thanks for the chance to win. merry christmas!

  204. For sure I would pay off bills! I would love to be that much closer to paying off my husband’s hip replacement

  205. Christina says:

    I would use it to help pay for my moms kitchen. She has really helped us in our time of need. It would mean the world to me to give her the beautiful things she deserves as tokens of my love and gratitude. :)

  206. I love your blog!! SUCH adorable and fun ideas you have! I would LOVE to redo our bathroom and finish the baby room with the money!

  207. I would use the $1000 toward my 1 million ongoing house projects at our new house. I’d probably by a fridge with it since our other one is super old, costs a lot to run, and is SUPER DOOPER ugly! :)


  208. Irina Roberts says:

    What would i do with a 1000$?!?! I would cry of happiness first and foremost and then say a prayer thanking God. And then, I would buy My husband a Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy hes always wanted. He comes home from deployment in January. As well as seeing our new home for the first time, i really want to surprise him with a little puppy when he walks into the house! That would be the most awesome gift!

  209. Some to the babe’s college fund and some to the savings. :) Watch out, I walk on the wild side.

  210. Wow! What a generous giveaway! With 4 kids some extra cash for the holidays would definitely come in handy! Presents for Xmas and maybe some fun decorating around the house!

  211. I’d pay off loans and donate to a worthy cause

  212. Bills bills bills

  213. Heather Nash says:

    I would use it towards my next semester of college and not have to take out the full financial aid loan!

  214. With $1000 I think I would go on a trip with my husband – maybe to the mountains and hopefully get snowed in! :)

  215. Pat Craik says:

    I would give my 5 grandbabies the BEST Christmas ever!!!!

  216. Amber Morris says:

    $1000?! You ladies are so generous! What wonderful Christmas spirit! God bless!

  217. I would buy my husband something great for Christmas!

  218. What a fantastic giveaway! I’d probably put the money in savings.

  219. I would pay bills and buy my family something special!

  220. Thanks so much for having this giveaway!!!!

  221. Taylor Rhoades says:

    Thank you so much for this giveaway! I’d spend it on some gifts for family for Christmas and a couple of bills!

  222. This giveaway is amazing! This would be so ideal given the holidays are right around the corner! I would use this for gifts as well as chipping away at some credit card bills! Thanks for offering! :)

  223. Julie Stone says:

    What a wonderful and thoughtful giveaway, with Christmas just around the corner this would be extremely helpful to anyone who wins.

  224. As boring as this sounds… I would put it towards bills! I just bought myself a new camera, so any mula I get goes directly towards bills!! Oh, and I of course would have to buy a few fun things for the blog:) Maybe some fun crafting supplies! Thanks so much for hosting this amazing giveaway!

    xo, amy

  225. If I were to win I would put it towards a down payment on a home we hope to build. And give to our church!

  226. This is such a sweet giveaway for you to do during the holiday season. I’d definitely use it to help pay down on my student loans.

  227. If I were to win, I would use some of the money to decorate the nursery and prepare for our first child!

  228. With the cash I would fly my sisters to Charlotte. I miss them so much!

  229. Oh man, if I won this, I would put it towards my debt snowball (Dave Ramsey) and pay off those school loans! woot! :D Thanks for doing such a great giveaway!

  230. Pay off debt so that we can start a family! Thanks for such an amazing giveaway :)

  231. Sarah Rogers says:

    Wow! This would be awesome! I would definitely put it towards our house payment!

  232. Help to pay off our car and get a miter saw for my husband. He has wanted one for so long

  233. I would put the money towards our first trip to Disneyland.

  234. Put it towards my Mexico trip!

  235. This is awesome! Is pay bills and give it to family :)

  236. Prudence H. says:

    I would do lots of Christmas shopping!

  237. I would buy some more craft supplies :)

  238. I would definitely pay off credit card bills :(

  239. What a great giveaway! This money would help buy my plane ticket to Japan!

  240. I would love to say I would be responsible and pay bills…but I would most likely use it to spoil my family this Christmas!!!

  241. Kelly Kellendonk says:

    this would really help!

  242. Nataly Carbonell says:

    I’d go holiday shopping and buy gifts for my family! thanks so much!

  243. I would pay off debt! :)

  244. mickey louth says:

    I’d use it to have my kitchen painted…it is in sad shape ;(

  245. Joan Westhoff says:

    Love your blog and love the giveaway!

  246. pay some bills, buy X’mas presents, reat my family to a nice meal, donate some to charity, buy some new clothes, a new bag and skincare

  247. Y’all are so sweet to have a giveaway like this! Bless your hearts!

  248. Honestly, I would give it all away. I have friends raising for adoption, friends headed into the mission field, friends with medical bills…. I would love to see other people get it. :)

  249. Oh, what?!!!? Man, I want to win this so bad. Thank you to you and these other bloggers for being so generous!! If I won $1000 I’d get a bed in our bedroom (FINALLY!) and new bed linens too. We just have a mattress on the floor right now…pretty ghetto.

  250. Cindy Trobaugh says:

    I Buy Crafts Supplies and go back to selling on Etsy,and help out My 2 Daughters who are Single Moms..Good Luck All!

  251. Wendy Fleming says:

    I would pay bills and buy Christmas gifts!

  252. I would pay down some debt!

  253. What a fun giveaway! This time of year I would put it towards some gifts!!!!! :)

  254. If I won, I would put the money towards the Canon 6D I’ve been wanting! Can’t wait to get my hands on one! Thanks!

  255. Wow- what a generous giveaway! Thank you!!
    If I won, and if I were to be practical, I’d use the money to pay some bills. But if I was allowed to splurge, I’d go on vacation :)

  256. If I won, I would save it to put towards my first house. I currently live in a teensy apartment with my fiance, and we need some more space! We are saving for our first real place, but every bit helps!

  257. I would use the money to go visit family because we live 2000 miles away from them.

  258. this would be AMAZING!

  259. Elizabeth G. says:

    I would use the money to pay bills.

  260. Repaint many of the room in my house.

  261. This would go to my HOUSE FUND! So much still to do! :)

  262. Ellen Casper says:

    I would use it towards new family room furniture

  263. what a great give-away! thanks to the bloggers & for your posts I look forward to reading them-

  264. Well, first I’d faint… and then I’d pick myself up, pay off a bill or two and then do some shopping for my grand babies!

    Thanks so much for the opportunity — my fingers are crossed!

  265. I would finish off buying Christmas presents and pay some bills. I’d probably try to sneak in a few new items for my Christmas decor. :) Thanks to all those who made this giveaway possible! It’s awesome!!!

  266. Andria Garcia Sanchez says:

    I’d pay bills and go visit my family for Christmas!

  267. I would pay off some debt…curse you school loans!!

  268. I would use the money to paint our nursery!!

  269. I would use the money to buy chairs for our living room… so our guests no longer have to sit on folding chairs!

  270. Katherine says:

    I would use the money to buy my sweet husband an extra special Christmas gift as he has been working so hard for us this year.

  271. I would put it towards the new house my hubby and I hope to build next year!

  272. buy xmas presents!!!

  273. Jennifer D says:

    I’d use it toward Christmas gifts! Thanks for the generous giveaway!!

  274. I would pay bills.

  275. So great! Who wouldn’t want some extra holiday cash?!

  276. Terry Vanden Akker says:

    Yay! So proud of you!

  277. Terry Vanden Akker says:


  278. What an exciting opportunity!! My son loves to read and I would love to use the money to create a cozy reading area for him with a teepee, twinkle lights, pillows, and some new books.

  279. I loved being part of this last year! Love your new dining room reveal Liz!

  280. I would purchase my sons plane ticket for his study abroad trip coming up in January.

  281. Rosemarie says:

    Finish up my sons bedroom redo and start on my guest bedroom! Thanks for this lovely opportunity!

  282. What an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  283. Heather Preston says:

    Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Thanks for all of the helpful hints throughout the year!!!

  284. jeanie crittenden says:

    buy Christmas gifts!

    • I would get my car fixed!! I am desperately needing to fix the timing belt and haven’t been able to drive it…it is cold right now in Portland and would love to use my warm car again :)

  285. Vicki Cox says:

    I would use it on Christmas shopping and paying bills.

  286. Could definitely use to pay some bills, things are tight this year.

  287. I would take my family on a snow trip!

  288. Love love love DIY!!!

  289. Kim Keefer says:

    Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance. :)

  290. I would tackle a few DIY projects that I’ve been wanting to take on but cost more than I am willing to spend…


  291. I would pay off a bill for each of my kids:) Awesome giveaway.. Thanks!

  292. So very thoughtful of you for yet another great giveaway! Thank you.

  293. I would use $1,000 to pay off some of our wedding bills!

  294. I love your blog! I refer to it often when I am working on projects at home :-) If I won a $1000 I would use it to hire someone to finish a big project I started in the lower level of my home after it got flooded 3 times last spring. Since then-I had ACDF surgery on my neck which limits what I can do until it heals completely. The rooms in the lower level includes the master bedroom, full bath, office, and walk through closet. The office and walk through closet had drywall damage so we put new drywall up and I planked most of the office and walk through closet :-) A carpenter installed waterproof floors for me for 100 dollars so I am very blessed in that regard! Happy Holidays!

  295. Bobbi Steffens says:

    Christmas shopping!

  296. I would take some and pay bills! And spend some to get us home for Christmas!!

  297. I would buy extra presents for my family but I also would buy myself a new lens for my camera! Thanks for hosting, Liz!

  298. I’d buy presents for my in-laws. I’d get myself a bike and a Silhouette Cameo as well.

  299. I love and follow everday for decorating and crafting ideas!

  300. I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and this money would just be an incredible blessing as we prepare for our first child!

  301. With a thousand dollars that I could do anything with I would use it to donate to our IVF fund. I know it would pay for all of it but a thousand dollars would be a huge blessing. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  302. I would use it to help fund a shower that we have to put in our basement for our in-laws who are moving in with us! :)

  303. i would use the money to go toward our credit cards!! : )

  304. Carol Samsel says:

    I would use it on Christmas and treat myself to one of the online art classes I dream about taking someday :)

  305. Lindsey Muller says:

    I would love to purchase nice furniture to spruce up our new home :) thanks for chance to win

  306. We’d invest it into our new home (if that happens)…. !!!

  307. I’d love to have some extra cash to go towards some half-finished home projects! :)

  308. Patti Lapinsky says:

    I would use the money for a family vacation.

  309. Robbie Kwasniewski says:

    I would use it to give my daughter and her family. They are struggling this year!
    Thank you so very much for the chance!

  310. If I won the $1000, I would spend it on Christmas gifts for my family. It sure would make Christmas easier!!! ~Linda

  311. Lisa Hill says:

    I’ve got 2 grandbabies that I would love to spoil :)

  312. denise kossan says:

    Buy new dining room chairs!!!

  313. Pay off some bills and enjoy CHRISTMAS!!

  314. I have loved reading your blog the last couple if months and have found so much inspiration. I love how you write and share. I feel like a friend :) blessings to you!

  315. I love your blog! If I won I would put some of the money towards bills, and some towards stuff to organize my child’s toys. You always give me so much inspiration for my home, I’d love to put some of those ideas to use!

  316. Sandi Allen says:

    I need a washing machine really bad. Mine can’t be fixed and I have been going to the laundromat for 2 months now.
    It’s not in the budget for a new one. Thanks for the chance to win!

  317. Of course I would buy Christmas presents, but I would also bless a family in need with gifts for the holidays!

  318. Beth Williams says:

    I would really love to get new furniture for my living room!

  319. Pay off some debt and buy some gifts.

  320. I would pay some bills, but a new pair of boots is calling me…

  321. I would bless my family with gifts

  322. Wow! What an amazing and generous giveaway!! I would give this money to my hubby who is wanting to raise rabbits to sell. He only has one now, but would like to grow this into a business.
    Thank you so much for this opportunity:)

  323. I would use the $1000 to take a much needed vacation. Thanks for the holiday inspiration!

  324. Deborah Gullett says:

    I would use the money to buy turkeys or hams for the people who come to Neighbor to Neighbor because they don’t have enough money for food. That would be a fabulous Christmas gift for them!

  325. Gifts, food, gardening supplies, health supplements, coconut oils, essential oils, boots, shoes for my daughter…..oh how I could go on! Thanks for the opportunity.

  326. So easy. I would start a bathroom upgrade in our master that has roughed-in plumbing and electric but no wall, no fixtures, no nothin’! Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  327. You ladies Rock! I would get my camera out of Layaway! And take a course to learn how to correctly use it.

  328. Alexandra Moran says:

    I absolutely love your blog and love all of the inspiration and ideas! Thank you so much for all that you do! I would use the money for Christmas gifts for family and a few projects around the house I’ve been wanting to do! ;)

  329. Janice Bowen says:

    I would use this for Christmas and to finish furnishing our home. Thank you all for this chance!

  330. Anna Weaver says:

    Winning this cash would be the greatest blessing! Between the 5 family members that have December birthdays and Christmas shopping, we are always spread so thin financially this month. This is a wonderful giveaway. Thank you ALL for inspiring us and keeping us thinking creatively!

  331. What a great giveaway especially at Christmas time!

  332. I would take a trip to spend time with my brother before he deploys!

  333. What would I do with $1,000? I would love to finish the Office upstairs. We have been postponing new furniture, painting, and decorating. This is where my hubby spends a lot of his time so I would love to make it a cozy, personal and inviting place. Thanks for holding this giveaway!

  334. If I won this, I would use it to help pay for my son’s braces! Thanks for the chance!

  335. Anastacia SAnchez says:

    Such a great giveaway! I’d love to use the money towards a DIY project for my new place!

  336. If I won, it would definitely go to savings!

  337. I would buy a new TV, flat screen and pay to have it installed! Then spend the rest on DIY Laundry supplies for the families who a having a tough time making their budgets. You know, “Teach a man to fish…” to help them get by! I’ve learned so much from you gals I already feel rich! Thanks so much!

  338. Kaleena L. says:

    I would put it toward decorating our baby nursery for our first baby due in April. :) Happy holidays!

  339. hwbrookes says:

    SO nice!!!

  340. I love this giveaway! I would donate some, use some for Christmas presents and save the rest!


  341. I would buy a Kindle Fire HD for each of my two kids and then use the rest to pay up our bills. What a great giveaway!!

  342. Wow! Thank you so much for the chance at this awesome giveaway! I would put it towards new brakes for my car, Christmas presents, savings, and maybe a small piece of furniture to add to the rest of the hoard piling up in my garage.

  343. Tools!! I want some tools =)

  344. Melissa S says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  345. Brandi Price says:

    I could pay off a couple bills with that!

  346. Would love to win! Thanks for giveaways like this! :-)

  347. What a lovely, generous giveaway! I would love to build up a little house fund to do some needed projects.

  348. I love your design style. Thank you so much for this generous giveaway!

  349. Lisa VanDyke says:

    I am in the process of re-doing my house so I would use the money for updating art work and accessories!! How fun would it be to do it for free!!!

  350. This is so great! I would love to win! I would spend it on christmas gifts this year :)

  351. Charlotte says:

    I want to convert our sitting area in our bedroom to a huge closet…yep that’s what I’ll do with $1000!!!!

  352. I would use it towards the downpayment on our house we are saving up!

  353. This is an amazing opportunity! I would use this money for my college education :)

  354. I would use it to fix up our old house and put it towards a new couch!

  355. I would use it to buy a new countertop cookstove!!!

  356. Sadly, I would be paying bills with it since I have been out of work for 10 months and my unemployment ran out. Mama needs to pay the mortgage!


  357. Honestly, I am sure I will spend a little and save a little :)

    Love your blog!!

  358. Go shopping! :)

  359. Cindy Trobaugh says:

    Don’t Have Instagram…Ugh

  360. Alyssa VanBuren says:

    Such a great blog to follow, giveaways are just a bonus!!

  361. What a beautiful time of year for such a generous give a way! Well done!

  362. Oh, and I would have to pay some bills with such a gift. : )

  363. I recently took a job relating to something I really love but the pay isn’t great. This money would be so fabulous to give family members what they really want for the holidays other than d.i.y. “Nutella” spread and homemade body wash. Thanks for giving this opportunity to the bloggers who love you!

  364. I donate some, save some. I’d love to win. thanks.

  365. I would like to think that if I were to win that I would be able to save it but honestly Id probably spend a little on Christmas and hope to save some!!

  366. If I won, I would of course have to finish my Christmas shopping. Then the rest would hopefully buy me some new dining chairs to finish my dining room remodel!

  367. jennifer arnold says:

    Thank you for doing this contest! It would be such a blessing to win this one!

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