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House Of Belonging – Sign Giveaway

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The dogs & I have a giveaway for you!! Well, I do & the dogs just don’t understand that when I’m taking photos of home decor they can’t sit in front of me & my camera. But aren’t they so cute? Today on the blog I get to talk about two of my favorite things, My marine & House of Belonging Signs. When I met Mr. LMB way back when I was 16, he would drive to the coffee shop I worked at & visit me. He would hang out there with his friends & wait for me to get off, & some days he would come just to say hi or bring me a gift. One of the very first things he ever brought me was a Jack Johnson CD. We would drive around listening to Jack Johnson together & I think it was the most used CD I have ever owned. One of our favorite songs from Jack Johnson was Better Together. From our young age the song had a deep meaning to us & as we got older & we were married & became a military couple the meaning just grew deeper. With each deployment the song became more special to both of us. Along came Tiffini from House of Belonging who makes beautiful signs. You may remember {this} sign in our last house which I am still in love with. This time I went to her with a crazy idea of getting the lyrics to “Better Together” to hang in our house. & again Tiffini created the most stunning piece for our home that has so much meaning. As we go into the next chapter in our lives in the next few months of getting out of the military after a decade of Mr. LMB serving, I am so glad we have these lyrics to look at & remember, It’s always better when we’re together.

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Our beautiful sign hasn’t found a permanent spot in our rental quite yet, but for now it’s in this cove in our home & we love that we are able to look at it every time we walk by this spot. We chose the gray font with a cream background, & a gray wash frame for this sign.

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There is no combination of words I could put on the back of a postcard
No song that I could sing, but I can try for your heart
Our dreams, and they are made out of real things
Like a, shoebox of photographs
With sepia-toned loving
Love is the answer,
At least for most of the questions in my heart
Like why are we here? And where do we go?
And how come it’s so hard?
It’s not always easy and
Sometimes life can be deceiving
I’ll tell you one thing, it’s always better when we’re together
-Jack Johnson

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Whenever this song comes on we turn into two young kids in love & no idea what the future was going to hold for us. We sometimes slow dance to it in our living room, but every time we can’t help but sing out hearts out to it truly know that in our hearts it really is better when we’re together. After multiple deployments of 7 months each, our hearts know what it’s like to be apart & for that we are thankful because it makes being together so much sweeter.

Custom Hand painted sign perfect for any home! Entryway decor - lizmarieblog.comEnough about my sign, Tiffini is giving away a 2×4 custom sign {or smaller if you want} to a lucky winner! Use the rafflecopter below to enter to win one for yourself! Feeling impatient & want to go ahead and buy one now? Use code LizMarie15 to get 15% off your order {excluding the adriel collection}. I hope you guys enjoy this giveaway & get a beautiful sign for your home! I will be back later to show you if this sign happens to find another place in our rental, I’m already dreaming where it will be in our new home in Michigan come November! xx

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Parris Chic Boutique – Giveaway



The other day & I came across Parris Chic Boutique & I instantly fell in love. I wanted every single pillow in her shop. My self-control went completely out the window. I ordered 2 pillows for our living room {for now} & one pillow for one of my best friends who is about to have a beautiful baby girl. Alyssa, the owner of Parris Chic boutique is seriously the sweetest & prettiest girl on the planet & she sent me a framed piece of her art as well. Oh, & Alyssa also has this really adorable blog that I like to stalk too. She’s pretty much a tiny ball of amazingness that I wish lived closer to me so we could have fun creative chat over coffee & do some antique shopping, so I knew you guys would love her too. Here are some of the fun things I have from her shop in our home & be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the blog post & show her some love. DSC_0998 DSC_0999 DSC_1049 DSC_1044 DSC_0528 DSC_1148 Now for the giveaway! Use the rafflecopter below to enter to win some amazing home decor items from Parris Chic Boutique. Giveaway ends in a week… Good luck!   a Rafflecopter giveaway

How To Save Money At Target & $1000 Giveaway!

I get asked all of the time how I get deals at Target. I always just answered the questions on my social media, but when I got contacted to do a giveaway post with Target I thought it was the perfect time to share with you a few tips and tricks on how to save money while I shop at Target. If you have known me for a while or follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or here on the blog, you know that I am OBSESSED with Target. From their cherry coke to their home decor, to the shoes. Just give it all to me. Maybe I love Target because ever since I remember I always had good memories shopping there with my mom, or maybe it’s because it’s a place I like to meet some of my best friends to catch up and shop. Or it could be just because Target is simply awesome. Anyways, here is how little me likes to save some dollars while I’m there.
How to save money at Target - lizmarieblog.com 1. Visit often. This might seem like a contradiction because the more you visit the more you will spend, but trust me. The more you visit the more often you will find amazing clearance deals or items that you have been looking for that get returned or a shipment comes and you can get it before it sells out. Stopping in often and just doing a quick walk around {& grabbing a cherry coke of course} will assure you find the Target deals you have been looking for.

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2. Shop the end caps. I always walk around every end cap in the store because that is where Target keeps all of their clearance items. Also sometimes these clearance items from a certain department will be found on an end cap in a different department. Keep an eye out!

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3. Use coupons. Target prints coupons out with your receipt, so save those to use when you return! Also you can combine manufacture coupons with their sales that they run to save some good money as well. Target also has a spot on their website {here} where you can print coupons. & also a spot {here} where you can enter your phone number & get the coupons in texts right on your phone. How to save money at Target - lizmarieblog.com

4. Know the Schedule. Target is on a markdown schedule of when they put certain items on clearance & above is the “unofficial” markdown schedule of when items go on sale on what day of the week.  You can read more about how they markdown & how to watch it {here}.

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5. Use the Target Cartwheel app. This is the holy grail right here & my FAVORITE way to save money at Target.

Cartwheel is Target’s new social coupon program. Log in through Facebook; choose the coupons you want; share them with friends; then the cashier will scan the barcode where all your coupons are saved right off your phone. Your barcode will deduct the savings for all of the coupons you selected at the register. Seriously the best thing ever. Mr. LMB pulls out the app as soon as we walk in the store. He is hooked.
A couple nice things about the program:

  • There are more than 700 offers (coupons) in Cartwheel!
  • Cartwheel can only be used on in-store purchases
  • Cartwheel can be used on your desktop, tablet, mobile web or iPhone and Droid apps.
  • Using either the iPhone or Droid native apps, guests can scan any barcode in store to see if that item has a Cartwheel offer on it. This is a very fun feature that guests love!
  • Guests are able to use their Facebook login to sign up with Cartwheel. This enables them to see what offers their friends have on their Cartwheel lists in the app experience as well as via Facebook’s open graph stories. If guests want to use their Facebook login, but do not want their Cartwheel activity posted to Facebook, they can manage that by not allowing Facebook to post on their behalf during the authentication process. They can also manage this at any time via the app privacy settings.
  • Guests can add any offer to their list as “private.” This will keep from any story being posted to Facebook about that offer. As an example, if I wanted to add an offer on tampons to my list, but didn’t want a story generated from the “add” action, I would add that offer to my list privately.
  • Guests are also able to login and use Cartwheel with their Target.com login
  • Coupon & discount stacking—guests are able to use Cartwheel with any other Target discounts or coupons, manufacturers’ coupons and their REDcard discount
  • Multi-use offers—guests are able to use any offer on their list as many times as they wish until the offer expires, with the following exceptions: limit of 4 items per offer, per transaction; limit of 6 Cartwheel scans per day. So, if there was an offer for 10% off 20 ounce bottles of Diet Coke, a guest could purchase 4 bottles of Diet Coke in one transaction and the offer discount would be applied to all 4 bottles of Diet Coke. That same guest could do this up to 6 times in one day, for a total of 24 bottles of Diet Coke.
  • Single scan barcode—each barcode generated by Cartwheel is unique to the guest and holds all of the offers on their Cartwheel list. All the guest needs to do is simply scan the barcode one time at the point of purchase (after scanning any other coupons, discounts, etc.) and all the discounts on their list will be applied!
  • Badges—badges are a fun way to earn more spots on your Cartwheel list! They are awarded for reaching savings milestones ($10, $25, $50, etc.), interacting with Cartwheel (example: adding an offer from a collection to your list), and via social sharing (an invited friend who joins Cartwheel). For each badge that is earned, a new spot on your Cartwheel list is opened.
  • Offer spots—each guest starts with 10 spots on their list. More spots are earned when badges are awarded.
  • Cartwheel collections—Cartwheel collections are curated lists of offers that make it easy for the guest on the go to add items to her list. The collections are created to support seasonal offerings and categorical offers (grocery, women’s apparel, baby items, etc.). Collections are not comprehensive lists of all offers.

Now for the Sweepstakes!  To enter to win the $1000 to Target leave a comment below saying how you would spend the $1000 if you win! Also, let us know how you save money on Target & if you love the cartwheel app too!

Sweepstakes Rules: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods: Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.   The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 1/30 – 2/28. Be sure to visit the Target Cartwheel brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

 

Off The Cape Vintage – Giveaway

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Whenever I find a new shop that I love, I feel like I must share it here on the blog. I discovered Off The Cape Vintage a while ago & immediately became smitten with the whole shop. So, when they asked if I wanted to do a giveaway I knew you guys would love their stuff too, so of course I said yes. Off The Cape Vintage has everything from furniture, lighting, linens, rugs, & more! Seriously. I want it all, & you may too, so be prepared to want to spend money when you visit the site. You have been warned.

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I got the audrey towels from Off The Cape & I’m pretty obsessed with these ruffled beauties in our guest bathroom. Many of you know that we are in the middle of re-doing this space. You can see those updates {here} & {here}.

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I’m pretty obsessed with these towels on our DIY vintage window shutter towel rack, but we also made a hand towel for the guest bathroom out of antlers that I bought from Target on clearance…

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To see the full post on this DIY antler towel holder go {here}. & you will be seeing more of these lovely towels soon in a more detailed guest bathroom update. Stay tuned!

Now for the giveaway!! Use the rafflecopter below to enter to win $50 to Off The Cape Vintage so you can pick out your own goodies for your home. Have fun & good luck!!

 

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A Lovely Holiday Giveaway

Everything Emily Blog and I have teamed up with a few of our favorite amazing handmade shops to bring you an AWESOME holiday Giveaway! Each and everyone of these shops carry beautiful handmade items and today you have a chance to win one of your very own!
We will have 11 winners who will win one of the amazing items listed below. We love each and everyone of these shops and their products not only deliver amazing quality, but hard work and love! We stand behind these shops because we have worked with them first hand and own their amazing products!

KNITTING NANNIES –  is a beautiful little shop that crochets and knits lovely little items for all ages!
HAZEL BERRY PAPER – is a great paper source for cards, art, notepads, personalized items, and so much more! There darling items are nothing short of lovely and unique!
MOD BY MEL – is your go to spot for amazing high quality modern prints and customizable prints as well!
LWPH SEWS – is an amazing little shop that not only sells beautiful handmade quilts, but adorable little dolls and crib sheets. Their quilts are one of a kind and crafted with amazing skill!
LINEN & LACE – is a beautiful shop that carries hand painted signs. Whether it is a custom order or something you see in their shop, you will fall in love with their beautiful items.
COVER LOVE – is an amazing online pillow source to purchases beautiful personalized pillows for your home, office, friend, ect. They make great little gifts and are a keepsake for precious memories!
STELLA MINDED – is a great little Etsy shop for those looking to decorate their homes or nurseries. They also carry a great deal of personalized items that are great for decor or special events!
FRESHLY PICKED – is an amazing shop that sells beautiful handcrafted moccasins for the little ones. Sizes range from baby to small child and come in an array of amazing colors! Not only are these moccs super stylish, but they are safe for little growing feet. These are Emily’s shoe of choice to put on her little one and she stands behind their amazing style, durability, and safety. Freshly Picked is an amazing company filled with a wonderful mama who strives to make the best shoe possible for not only her children, but others as well!
YARN BOMBED ANTLERS – is a the original yarn antler bomber and their antlers are to die for. Wonderfully handcrafted with amazing quality yarn, their designs are unique and one of a kind. These antlers not only make for amazing home decor, but great little gifts as well!
MULBERRY PRESS CO. – carries hand crafted prints, coffee mugs, mouse pads, cards, and more! Their products are simple and so unique! Great for any little home, office, ect!
KNOTIETIES – is a cute online store that offers super soft luxe hair ties and headbands made with ultra premium materials. Designed to love your hair, not break it! They also offer cute jewelry and stylish accessories!
PRIZES:
Knitting Nannies $30 Store Credit
 Custom State Print from MOD by Mel
LWPH Sews $50 Store Credit
 12×16 Cover Love Pillow
Stella Minded $50 Store Credit
A Pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins
 Linen & Lace Sign
Hazel Berry Paper $20 Store Credit
Knotieties Accessories
Mulberry Press Co. Watercolor Mousepad
Yarn Bombed Antlers 2 Point 3 Color Antler Shed
RULES:
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US Residents only
Winners will be selected December 13th!
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL HANDMADE SHOPS!!!!

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$1,000 Cold Hard Cash Giveaway

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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

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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 

Furniture Painter Favorite Things Giveaway

A Few of Our Favorite Things : Furniture DIY & Paint Supplies Giveaway

My friends and I teamed up to share some of our favorite supplies that we’ve tested and approved over the countless projects we’ve worked on over the years!

Here’s what you’ll win!

3 Purdy brushes – 1 in, 1.5 in, and 2 in

4 3M sanding blocks – in 60, 150, 220, and 320 grits – perfect for prepping pieces and for all your distressing needs

1 bag of Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint (your choice of color)

1 jar of Miss Mustard Seed’s furniture wax

1 Miss Mustard Seed’s medium paint/wax brush

1 extra large roll of Frog Tape

1 Quick Wood epoxy stick – great for filling larger holes and gashes in furniture

1 Kreg Jig, Jr. – for making pocket holes so you don’t see screw heads on your diy furniture projects

2 bags of Blue Hawk cheesecloths – these are great for applying (and removing excess) wax to your painted furniture

2 plastic tubs – these make measuring the right amount of paint a breeze and double as the perfect place to soak your brushes

$20 Woodcraft gift card

$175 Lowe’s gift card

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The gift cards will help you add to your supplies.

Some suggestions of things we love that you can add to your stash : (we couldn’t include most of these because of shipping restrictions)

Floetrol – great for cleaning paint brushes

Minwax Polycrylic sealer (water based)

Briwax Liming Wax

Minwax Wipe On Poly

Minwax Express Color Stain

General Finishes glaze in Van Dyke Brown

General Finishes gel stain in Java

Be sure to check all of these products out whether you win or not. They’re our favorites for a reason! 😉

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Alright, ready to enter? We’re giving you LOTS of opportunities!

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Have fun and good luck!

Giveaway closes at 11:59 pm EST on 11/30/13.

Creatively Made Home – Home For The Holidays Giveaway

It’s that time of year!! It’s the beginning of the holiday season & I have an amazing giveaway to help you start planning out your holiday decorating. Jen from City Farmhouse is giving two of my amazing readers a spot in her wonderful home for the holidays decorating e-course. {See below for more details} I can’t wait to take the course & get some amazing inspiration & DIY tutorials from some very talented ladies….

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Doesn’t this teaser photo get you excited to take the e-course? I’m already excited to start decorating for the Holidays! Here is what Jen has to say about the Home for the Holidays e-course….

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WHAT IS INCLUDED
* Each week you will have amazing truthful videos from the nine teachers.
* There will be 30+ project videos.
These will be incredible videos that include everything from cooking, gift giving and decorating.
Tons of beautiful house photos from each of the nine women
*Supply lists and PDFs for each project
*A digital recipe book of the recipes shared in this course
This course is about loving your home, loving your family and blessing those around you….and having fun doing it.
If you have taken my other courses you know how much I put into them. This course will lavish you with ideas, beauty, inspiration, joy and encouragement! Come and play with us.

Registration is open NOW and you will have access for one full year after the course begins on Oct. 15th.

For the next two weeks you can get your spot in class for the early registration rate of  $48! After that, it goes up to the regular cost of $58 on August 26th.



To enter the giveaway for a FREE spot in the class:
*Simply leave a comment below.
*For extra entries share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram & for each share leave a separate comment for extra entries.

Huge Target Giveaway!! 5- $100 Gift Cards

back to school giveaway-option 1Whoop whoop! As many of you know I am in LOVE with Target. From their clothes, bags, shoes, home decor, cosmetics, office supplies, & of course their fountain cherry coke.. yummm. Well, us 10 bloggers wanted to give YOU a chance to win one of five $100 Target gift cards to spend on whatever YOU want. We figured this was a great time because many of you have kids going back to school {or maybe you are too} and the expense for supplies, clothes, food, and other school items can be through the roof & $100 sure can help out a lot with that 😉 I’m jealous of whoever wins already & I am not opposed to invite to Target when you win to help you spend your gift card… just saying!

I also want to say that this giveaway is a HUGE THANK YOU to every single on of you for coming by to read my blog when you can to read my new posts, leaving comments, chatting with me on my Facebook & Instagram, giving advice, sharing your ideas, & just for being my DIY friends. This giveaway {& every giveaway I do} is for you! Here is the list of all the amazing bloggers participating in the giveaway. Stop by & check them out & you may even find a new favorite blog to follow…

I Love You More Than Carrots

Design, Dining and Diapers

Liz Marie Blog

Our Fifth House

The Francis Family Blog

House of Rose

Blissfully Ever After

It’s Overflowing

Making Home Base

Love of Family and Home

Now it’s time for the giveaway… Just use the rafflecopter below to enter. It’s simple, easy, no hoops to jump through, just enter & this time next week you could have $100 to Target to spend. How cool is that?

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Rug In The Middle Guest Room & A Giveaway

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As you know we are working on our front guest bedroom right now with a complete makeover, but at the same time we are working on our middle guest bedroom with just a few updates. But really who am I kidding? We are always working on every room of our home. haha & I love it. Most recently for the middle guest bedroom we got a new rug from Mowhawk flooring & they challanged me to brighten up a space for summer & I knew this room needed a pop of light. I knew I wanted a light and bright rug to spruce up the space. I chose the Tender Tradition rug in Billowing cloud which is a beautiful creamy white color. I have to admit I was a tad nervous about having a white rug in my home with my husband & I & our two dogs, but after hearing about, but smartstrand rugs are different.  Most carpets have stain and soil treatments that are applied topically to the fiber. Over time, due to foot traffic, and wear and tear, the topically applied stain and soil treatment wears off. This can leave ordinary carpets looking worn out and dirty sooner than you might expect for such a large purchase. Mohawk advertises that you do not have to worry about stains & wear and tear on their Smartstrand rugs for as long as you have the carpet, it will have stain protection because it is built into the carpet fiber itself. & that is something that really impressed me since I hate grungy looking carpet. This carpet is rated #1 in consumer satisfaction. SmartStrand consumer reviews on the Mohawk Flooring website back that claim up, too.

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No worries Bear. I’m not crazy. Well, maybe a little, but Smartstrand rugs are different. No carpet cleaners needed. A simple rag and some dish soap and water can remove stains like wine, spaghetti, dog messes, & dirt. Whoop! Sold. I haven’t had to test these theories out, but just by the look & feel of this rug I can tell the amazing quality compared to other rugs I own. & seriously look at Bear, he may be small, but he can be a messy little dude 😉

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The one thing I noticed right away when I opened this rug up was how soft if was! Wow. It’s like a party for your feet. Maybe I’m used to stepping on unpleasant feeling carpet all the time, but this rug is fabulous and I kind of sort of want this carpet all over my house because of how soft it is. & I love how the creamy white really brightened up the room & made it more warm and inviting. And apparently Bear thinks so too.

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Since this is a guest room I wanted a comfortable rug for our guests to put their feet on & knowing that I don’t have to worry about this little guy, his momma, or our guests making messes on it makes me really happy. I will show you more updates from the middle guest bedroom soon & be sure to check out my post on the DIY antique window headboard {here}.

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Now do you want a rug of your choice from Mohawk flooring? Well they are giving one away to one of my readers! Go HERE to enter to win a 6×9 rug of your choice! Good luck to you all & the giveaway ends July 4th & there are 40 colors to choose from! What room in your home could use a new rug??

 

click here to enter to win a 6×9 rug from Mohawk!

 

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Paisley Or Polkadots – Giveaway


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It’s giveaway time! Today’s giveaway is brought to you by Liz from Paisley Or Polkadots on Etsy. She is giving away one of these lovely headwraps {adult size or baby size for the littles} that you see me wearing in this post. How nice of her! I have been wearing my head wrap so much! It’s seriously the best hair accessory with so many different ways you can wear it. Also, it’s reversible! How cool is that? I’m pretty obsessed with head wraps, so I wanted to host this giveaway for my readers who happen to like them too 🙂

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A little note from Liz from Paisley or Polkadots {same name as me, she must be cool 😉 }:

I am Liz, the writer behind The Quick Journey blog and owner of Paisley or Polkadots Etsy shop. I am a wife and lover of the outdoors. I am a momma and snuggle stealer. I am blessed to live a life filled with beauty and oodles of grace. I am grateful for the trials that grow my character in ways that I could not do if the road were “smooth sailing.” I share this wonderful life with my three kids (5,3, and 9 months) and my handsome husband.  The beginning of our story began many years ago when we were in high school.  I cannot wait to see where our story takes us next! I love to create unique accessories to beautify your home and wardrobe.  I hope you enjoy visiting my shop and blog!

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It’s super easy to enter. Use the rafflecopter below to enter & a winner will be chosen next week! The winner will be able to choose an adult size headwrap or a baby headwrap! Good luck!

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Swish Productions Giveaway

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Today’s lovely little giveaway comes from Swish Productions on etsy. Along with other items, Allison carries adorable jewelry holders customized for any decor. She sent me one in two of my favorite things, gray & chevron. I am not too much of a necklace girl, I like to keep it simple, but I decided to use it for my headbands & necklaces. You could also use them for bracelets, hair ties, keys, leashes, & so much more!

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These jewelry holders would be great in any room of your home. Bathrooms, bedrooms, entryway, kitchens, & can be used for many different uses, not just jewelry! Allison is generous enough to be giving away one of her jewelry holders with hooks to one of my readers. How nice is that? Also if you don’t feel like waiting for the giveaway to end, for one week she is giving 15% off using the code: LIZMARIE  at checkout in her shop.

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Yellow Heart Art Giveaway


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Hi friends! It’s been a while since I have done a giveaway & that is going to change
today. I am back with a wonderful giveaway from Yellow Heart Art. First let me say
that Leonora, the owner of the shop, is one talented girl with an eye for graphic design.
I’m pretty obsessed with everything in her shop & I thought that you would be too!
She has everything from handmade stamps, prints, to fun and quirky pillows.
I personally have 3 wonderful prints from Leonora hanging in our guest
bedroom that you may have seen in my last post about the dresser re-do.
You can see that full post {here}.

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Mkay so are you read for what she is so kindly giving away?
Well, for one lucky winner she is giving a print from her shop
away for free. Yup, you get to pick! Isn’t that nice?
It’s super easy to enter. & open to US residents only.
Use the rafflecopter below to enter& do the selections
that you are able to do, each selection just
earns you more entries! Have fun & Good luck!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Meet The Ladies…

If you haven’t heard, listen here my lovely friends… Me & 9 other bloggers are doing a huge cash giveaway just in time for Christmas!! That’s right, you have the chance of winning $1,000 dollars in cash {Here} just in time for the Holidays. Isn’t that awesome? Do you want to know what’s even more awesome? The ladies I am doing the giveaway with, that’s what’s more awesome. I’m serious. I have never met another group of bloggers that are more inspiring, determined, & just plain nice. I mean, these ladies are some of the nicest people I have ever talked to & so encouraging & uplifting. I feel so blessed to have met them & so I wanted you to meet them too. Meet the ladies behind the Christmas Cash Extravaganza Giveaway, visit their blogs, stop by their pages, get to know them, I promise you will love them all & you will leave their pages inspired & feeling like you have made 9 new best bloggy friends….

Design, Dining + Diapers: Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Google +, Twitter, Instagram

Love of Family and Home: Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google +, Instagram

Liz Marie: Blog, Facebook, Pinterst, Twitter, Instagram

Our Fifth House: Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram

Crafty Scrappy Happy: Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google +, Instagram

House of Rose: Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram

Blissfully Ever After: Blog, Facebook, Pinterst, Twitter

Its Overflowing: Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google +, Instagram

I Love You More Than Carrots: Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram

The Francis Family: Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram

The ladies are awesome aren’t they?? Yup, told you so. You only have a few more days to enter the giveaway so head on over & enter, tell your family, tell your friends, spread the giveaway holiday cheer…

{Click the photo above to head on over to the giveaway post}

Talk to you soon…
xx Liz Marie