Friday, August 20, 2010

thank you's and a giveaway!

First of all, thank you all so much for your kind and encouraging comments on my big boy's room!
I'm overwhelmed and a little giddy that you liked it as much as I do!



I don't know when it happened, but we passed the 100 (official) followers mark without realizing it! (and an unknown amount of others!)

This is a little funny to me, because I never set out to be a home blogger, and I never really thought anyone outside of my friends and family would care about our home updates and the ideas floating around in my head. :)

So I want to do a little thank you gift giveaway to celebrate!

I'll be giving the winner their own "hippie bus" print!

This would be a fun colorful addition to a play room, a kids room, a family room or wherever you want to hang it!

I'll also throw in a FRAME, the color of your choice and I'll ship it to you if you're not local.

I personalized the license plate with my Carter's name on it, but I'll do the same for you if you want a last name, a child's name, personalized numbers, whatever.

Just leave a little hey-howdy-hey in the comments to enter. Giveaway ends next friday. Good luck!

And onto the Thank-You's!


I need to thank some lovely ladies for featuring my blog, my home and some of my posts! Thanks so much for the love! I've met some wonderful ladies coming from these features, and it's been so fun to get to know new people!


At first I was really embarrassed when I would see my own things on someone elses blog, I felt kind of inadequite. Because I don't claim to know what I'm doing. I don't point out the features to say "oh wow, everybody look at how cool I am!" I just really feel the need to say thanks to these people who have helped me come out of my shell a bit and made blogging a great experience!

Chris from Just a Girl
(one of my very favorite home bloggers) has been so kind to me.

It's sometimes scary, pushing the old comfort zone and putting it all out there for strangers to see and read, but she has been awesome! I wish she lived closer, because I would love to meet her in person! And I love her entire house!

She featured my master bedroom progress here and my exterior before and after a few months ago, I can't find that right now, but I'll link it when I can. :)

Aimee from Sprik Space featured my kids canvas art in her brief bits
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Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia featured my blog on her feature friday post a few weeks ago!
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She has some before and after's of her own that are A-MAZ-ING! Epsecially her kitchen redo!

Also a big thanks to Jen at Tater Tots and Jello for the shout out on the big boy's room!



And I'm up on House of Turquoise today for Carter's room and my painted armoire!

Thank you, to all of you who read, to those of you who stop by to say hey and to you ladies who have featured my projects! It means a lot to me, and it's been so fun to get to know you!

61 comments:

jen@odbt said...

I can't remember how I found you but your blog is very inspiring. I love your decorating style & creativity. PS: Would love to win your print - I have a 5 year old boy who loves cars especially yellow ones!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Congrats on all of the features!! I LOVE your son's room! It's adorable!

Kerri said...

I didn't know you were so popular. I guess I'm cooler now because I read your blog too. Though I never comment. That bus picture is great, would love to win it!

ellen said...

I learned how to drive in an orange VW bus in California!

Tiffany said...

Congrats on 100 followers! I love your blog and ideas! This print would look awesome in my sons new room!! I'm crossing my fingers!
tiffanyahicks@gmail.com

Kelli said...

Well I think your home is lovely and should be featured. It's very welcoming! Congrats on making 100 followers.

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

Congratulations on 100 followers! I love the print....fingers crossed !

MuttLife said...

I just found your blog and love it! i'm a fan for life! Love this pic - speaks to my inner hippie. Never have won anything, but fingers crossed none-the-less!
Amelia

Aimee said...

Congratulations! The attention is well deserved. Crossing fingers and toes!!

Nichole said...

Congratulations on achieving 100 followers!

Jen said...

I love the fun things you are working on in your home. Love the vw bus print! Super cute!

trekmom said...

I love your blog and your son's room. My sons have recently started "plying" the "slug bug" game (hitting each other when they see a vw. They would LOVE to have this in their room!!

Frank, Heidi and Family said...

How fun! Mindy your blog is very motivational. It totally makes me want to do projects every day, but I can't seem to find the time. How do you do it?
I would love the print- yeah for give-aways!

Paul and Addie said...

I love following your blog!

katherine said...

I just found your blog yesterday. Good timing, huh? I'm loving it so far!

Rachelle's site said...

I found your blog through Thrifty Decor Chick and I love your stuff. I'd love to win the print! I'm starting to decorate my 1 yr old's room and it would be so cute! Thanks! Rachelle (rlpetey@gmail.com)

Nikki said...

Congrats on 100 followers! That's a great print. My son, would be happy to have one in his room.

Cereal In My Stiletto said...

good for you, putting yourself out there! You never know what little things "floating in our heads" can be a source of inspiration for others. :)

*katie said...

I love your style:) Very cute print!

ourthreesons said...

hey howdy hey! I would love that pretty little print, it would be great in our rec room!

Jill H. said...

Congrats! Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Maybe some day I'll start my own blog... maybe...

Andrea said...

Just happened upon your blog the other day and I LOVE it. It is truly inspirational! Thanks for sharing!
(andreangilstrap@hotmail.com)

Astrid @ The Lopsided House said...

I found your blog not too long ago and have found your blog beautiful, inspirational & fun!

How about some photography lessons?

Anonymous said...

I love your blog!! And I would love a copy of that print! Our last name is Carter so it would be perfect!! Thanks so much

Ami
blxmom1@hotmail.com

Momma to Bug n' Bear said...

Thanks for the giveaway opp! Your blog is awesome and inspirational.

-Desiree

Linda said...

I guess I discovered your blog through some other blog- escapes me at the moment. You have done some neat projects! and I love the pretty print giveaway.

Cari said...

I stumbled across your blog while on bed rest and looking for nursery decor ideas and followed you since. Congrats on your popularity!

Life in the Country Lane said...

congratulations, its nice to know there are other like-minded people out there - blogging is such a friendly network. I loved the print and your boys room. My fingers are crossed!
Rebecca

Rachel said...

How fun! I hope I win!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Thanks for such a fun giveaway! I have the perfect spot for that bus print if I'm the lucky winner. And oh! I LOVE the blue painted armoire!! I'm a big fan of black furniture but the color you chose for the armoire is amazing. Love love love it!!

Elizabeth said...

I love your style! Your armoire turned out so pretty. I'm thinking I need to paint mine, now! I have a 3 1/2 year old little boy who would love the bus print! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jill said...

I just discovered your blog and love it all! I would love to use the bus print in my son's playroom!

Candice said...

I'm not sure how I found your blog- you know how you hop from one to another to another? Anyway, I'm glad I did because I love all your ideas! That print would be great in my boys' room. I love the Utah plates, since we are from there originally (in TN now.) Thanks!!

Tara said...

Hi Mindy,I've been following for a while now and find you so creative.I'm about to start my sons room revamp tomorrow and I know he'd love a print like this..
Anyway I'm off to start sorting out old toys with my son and I just know we're going to have a difference of opinion on this one !!!!!

Tara said...

Hi Mindy,I've been following for a while now and find you so creative.I'm about to start my sons room revamp tomorrow and I know he'd love a print like this..
Anyway I'm off to start sorting out old toys with my son and I just know we're going to have a difference of opinion on this one !!!!!

Amy Juhasz said...

I just found your blog from tatertots and jello and EEEK! YOUR blog is SO cute, love your decorating style! Can we be friends and you can come decorate our house we just bought?! And I love this print, so fun! Would love love love to win it!

amy_juhasz@hotmail.com

Mindy said...

Hi! I believe I found your blog thru Just A Girl! I am IN LOVE with it. Great job. I love the print too!

ChRiS said...

just came across your blog this early am and became a follower....my youngest is 28 and he has a 62 VW restored bug we gave it to him on his 16th b-day well was far from restored infact was towed to the driveway!! anyways his next fixer up is gonna be a vw bus so i would love to win this and have his name put on it...thxs for a chance just.plzzz@yahoo.com

Nancy H. said...

Congrats on 100 followers..tht is so exciting. I would love to win your print and I have the perfect spot for it if I do!

Nancy5678 at aol dot com

Dana said...

Wow Mindy! CONGRATS! I knew it! All the things I said before about you being so very amazing at decor were right. This proves my point! LOL :) I just wanted to say thanks for being open to me as your friend and follower of your blogs. Thanks for all the help and I am really looking forward to working together to make my house a home. THANKS!

Angie said...

40 comments so far! Holy Cow! Mindy, your blog is everywhere now. How cool is that and I'm so happy to say I know you! Thanks for the inspiring blog. Glad it's going so well for you.

April said...

cutest blog and cutest idea's! I love the bus so dang cute! I just had a baby boy 2 months ago and would love to put this in his room.

Jamie said...

Congrats on all the fun new followers!

Chantalle Bishop said...

Congrats! Love this print :)

kellerkrew said...

I love your blog. I keep dreaming of actually owning my own home and making it look beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration! :)
Stephanie

m @ random musings said...

what a beautiful print! and bloggy congrats on reaching magic 100

suelyn w said...

I'm a new follower also, and I have loved reading your blog and getting some inspiration from all your awesome ideas, thanks for sharing with us. The picture would complete my little guys room!

Lisa at Paint in my Hair said...

I just discovered your blog and am having a ball reading through the archives...I LOVE your style!

Lisa

Mark and Kattie said...

Congrats on 100 followers! I would love to win the print.

Monica said...

Love that print!! And the cool makeover you did for your little boys room.

I found your blog recently, probably though Just a Girl or Life in the Fun Lane. Love the blog and your family's adventures. Nice to meet you!

rubysnpurls {at} yahoo {dot} com

slw_kerr said...

I'm so glad to have stumbled upon your blog. I'm inspired by your creativity. Love the print!!

Matthew said...

So...I just found your blog thanks to tater tots and jello! Im so glad I did. U inspire me..WoW! I love this pic but have a 3 year old little man that would love it even more! Crossing my fingers!

Jessica H.

other-option said...

Congrats on 100 followers!
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

Lori said...

I'm loving your blog! So fun. Once we have our own home, I plan on doing the board and batten project you posted about. Hello? Amazing. Thanks for the giveaway! What a fun idea to personalize the bus license plate.

Heather said...

My husband's family had a "hippie bus" when he was little (I'll never forget how my mother in law told me it was before carseats were used and they took out the middle seats and put a playpen in it" anyway I think its a fun picture!

Amanda said...

Just found your blog yesterday and I LOVE your style! Thanks for the inspiration and I'd love to win the print for my little boy!

Shantel Peaden said...

Mindy, I seriously LOVE your blog! I read it whenever you update... I don't always comment but I always love the post. You are so creative and so much of what I want my style to be!

Jess said...

I love your little boys room and am totally stealing the license plate idea! Also love that it's not too themey!

Elizabeth H. said...

congratulations on your first 100! i looove the big boy room. when i first looked at the photos, the vw bus picture jumped out at me. it would be the final touch to a perfect big boy room for my son. thanks for all of the inspiration!

Jennybug said...

I just found your blog through 320 Sycamore and love it so far. It would be awesome to win the print. My son LOVES VW buses and his favorite color is yellow. This would be perfect for his room! I hope I win!

Janna M said...

love this print and his room, thanks for sharing