$50 Target Giveaway!

This blog was originally started as a way to share the journey of building our first home and enjoying our sweet baby James.  It has morphed into a place for me to connect with other women who also share a love of decor and making their homes special places.  Since quitting my job to be a stay at home mom, I have loved getting to know and chat with other gals who share my passion.  You guys encourage me and seriously crack me up!  Thanks so much.  Let’s celebrate our friendship with a giveaway!  I’m giving away a $50 gift card to Target! image I figured that everyone seems to love that store and could always put $50 to good use there.  And seriously, how hard is it to leave Target without spending $50?? How You Can Win 1.  Comment.  Leave me a comment letting me know the name of your favorite blog and why you love it.  I love discovering new blogs:) 2.  Follow.  For a second chance to win, become a follower and leave me a comment letting me know.  If you are already a follower, leave me a comment. 3.  Tweet, Blog, and/or Facebook.  For additional chances to win, tweet, blog or post about this giveaway on Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know about each post.  **Make sure you provide me your email address so that I can contact you if you win** The winner will be announced on Saturday, September 25, 2010.  *THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED-CONGRATULATIONS HEATHER*


  1. September 20, 2010 / 4:27 am

    How generous of you to give away a gift card. I would love to win! So i am already a followere of yours, and I LOVE your house. It is beautiful! Also, my new favorite blog is redesignreallife.blogspot.com.
    It's a crative blog I just started to journal all my projects. I'd love for you to check it out, and if you like it pass it along! I may have to do a giveaway myself so i can get some more followers!

  2. September 20, 2010 / 4:39 am

    How can I pick just one?!?! I am going to with Enjoying The Small Things (www.kellehampton.com). There is some seriously beautiful and inspiring writing on there… make sure to grab some tissues.

  3. September 20, 2010 / 5:27 am

    I'm loving so many new blogs lately, I think I have close to 50 in my Google reader. I think my favorite is Remodelaholic, because she features so many different blogs for me to discover!!!!!

  4. September 20, 2010 / 5:35 am

    Your blog is great! I just found it and I'm so excited to read it.

  5. September 20, 2010 / 5:51 am

    Love your blog! Such a cute house and great ideas! I also love the blog: Pleated Poppy.

  6. September 20, 2010 / 5:51 am

    I follow your blog!

  7. RivkaL
    September 20, 2010 / 7:14 am

    I'm also already a follower

  8. RivkaL
    September 20, 2010 / 7:15 am

    I love your blog I also love reading Isabella and Max

  9. September 20, 2010 / 9:23 am

    I'm a new follower, but I stalk you via reader hehe

  10. September 20, 2010 / 9:29 am

    Well it's hard to pick one favorite since I like so many for different reasons so here are a few from the top of my feeble mind: Mustard Seed Creations, House of Hepworths, The Shabby Nest, Maillardville Manor, Infarrantly Creative & Dittle Dattle.

  11. September 20, 2010 / 9:51 am

    I'm a very happy follower! 🙂

  12. September 20, 2010 / 10:33 am

    Awwww…what a sweet thing to do. We do ALL love Target!! I would have to say my two favorites are Maillardville Manor (Ashli) and your blog. Those are the two I can't wait to see the posts for each day. They are very real, down to earth, and informative.

  13. September 20, 2010 / 11:09 am

    gosh i really hate saying my favorite due to following so many but i would put Mustard Seed up there at the top. just.plzzz@yahoo.com

  14. September 20, 2010 / 12:29 pm

    What a great giveaway!! I'm in Katy so not too far from you! 🙂 I have too many blogs I love, but most are either running/health/food related or decorating/craft/DIY related. Ana at Knock Off Wood is awesome, The Nester, Thrifty Decor Chick, Skinny Runner, Choosing Raw, and it goes on and on and on

  15. September 20, 2010 / 12:29 pm

    I'm also a follower 🙂

  16. September 20, 2010 / 12:30 pm

    I really enjoy SheScribes.com and Metropolitan Mama. They both have a good mix of personal posts and contests.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  17. September 20, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    I'm already a follower.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  18. September 20, 2010 / 12:45 pm

    I just started following your blog a week or two ago and love it! Your mudroom is fabulous and has given me motivation to finish mine, it's been in a half done process for a while. 🙂

  19. September 20, 2010 / 12:46 pm

    One of my favorite blogs right now is http://www.fingerprintsonthefridge.com/
    I just started my own public blog a few weeks ago and am looking to get some more followers, what a great idea to give away a gift card!

  20. September 20, 2010 / 12:50 pm

    Just facebooked it for my friends to come on over and check out your blog and a chance to win. 🙂

  21. September 20, 2010 / 1:26 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! I am a follower and I simply adore your blog! Thanks for all the great posts 🙂

  22. September 20, 2010 / 1:28 pm

    Also, my favorite blog next to yours is: http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/

    She has some GREAT posts.

    My other favorite is thehappyhousewife.com 🙂 She has a great story and she is very inspirational.

  23. September 20, 2010 / 1:30 pm

    I think if I had to pick just one, it would either be Thrifty Decor Chick or Jones Design. (See, I can't even pick just one!) But I love both of them because they don't just show you what they have done, but how YOU can do it too.

  24. September 20, 2010 / 1:31 pm

    Oh, and I am a follower. Big fan!

  25. September 20, 2010 / 1:39 pm

    One of my favorite blogs is 3sunkissedboys.blogspot.com as well as missmustardseed.blogspot.com

  26. September 20, 2010 / 2:14 pm

    I would say that I am officially addicted to blogs … I don't know which one is my favorite, really. I really love checking in to Honey We're Home – the new home is fab.

  27. September 20, 2010 / 2:19 pm

    I love your blog and I'm a faithful follower. There are so many great blogs out there but 2 of my faves are House of Grace, and yours of course!

  28. September 20, 2010 / 2:39 pm

    And now I'm a follower!

  29. September 20, 2010 / 3:20 pm

    I am in love with way too many blogs, but a couple that top my list are: Young House Love, House of Smiths, Perfectly Imperfect and Centsational Girl. 🙂

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  30. September 20, 2010 / 3:43 pm

    Having read your blog for a little while now I have to say you have quickly climbed the ranks of being one of my favorites! You are so creative and have such great taste.

  31. September 20, 2010 / 4:16 pm

    You're so sweet! I'm a follower!

  32. September 20, 2010 / 4:26 pm

    So excited I found your blog! I live in Houston as well, and it's been fun watching you decorate your home! We'll have to get our baby boys together for a play date at the Chilren's Museum someday! My youngest, Everson, is 11 months. My FAV blog to read and follow and be inspired by is



  33. September 20, 2010 / 4:32 pm

    I follow your blog and really enjoy it. Thanks for the chance to win a Target card,(love the Target too!).
    Suzanne B.

  34. September 20, 2010 / 5:02 pm

    Do I get bonus points for being a stalker-follower and reading every. single. post.?!

    fun giveaway! I think it's time I did one too.

    xo, c

  35. September 20, 2010 / 5:02 pm

    Also, I'm a follower! Love the giveaway, thank you so much!

  36. September 20, 2010 / 5:08 pm

    My favorite blog is Heather's blog at Want What You Have. She is a great story teller and a great organizer. She keeps me enthralled with her funny stories of her family and such. She also has another blog called Economical Eats and some of the best recipes I've ever had came from it! – Karen

  37. September 20, 2010 / 5:12 pm

    I became a follower!


  38. September 20, 2010 / 5:32 pm

    I love eighteen25.blogspot.com. They have great ideas & some great downloadable items. (Is that a word?)

  39. September 20, 2010 / 5:44 pm

    I'm a follower! Just found your blog a few weeks ago and it quickly became a favorite. One my other favorites is Marriage to Motherhood:


    and Honey My Heart (sorry I can't think of the link)

  40. September 20, 2010 / 6:02 pm

    great giveaway–I love red ticking and am now happy to be following you too!

  41. September 20, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    Thrifty Decor Chick is one of my favorites! Probably not new to you though as she has a huge following!

  42. September 20, 2010 / 6:09 pm

    I'm a follower too!

  43. September 20, 2010 / 6:09 pm

    I'm a follower too!

  44. September 20, 2010 / 6:11 pm

    Hi Megan! Well, YOUR blog is one my favorite daily reads! Especially love cute posts about James (: But my other favorite is Coco+Kelley!

  45. September 20, 2010 / 6:12 pm

    I have to say my favorite blog is mine. Can I say that? Its my way of connecting to other women who share the same passion with me…deocr on a budget, DIY's and family life. It's a new adventure for me and I'm loving it.

    Link is: http://momslifevents.blogspot.com/

  46. September 20, 2010 / 6:15 pm

    Love your blog. Some other favorites are: remodelaholic, the shabby nest, and the nester. Some fun craft blogs are tatertots and jello and house of smith. Thanks for doing this.

  47. September 20, 2010 / 6:16 pm

    I am also a follower of yours. WOOP! WOOP!

  48. September 20, 2010 / 6:22 pm

    So very generous of you! I am new to blogland! I enjoy discovering new projects. Your mudroom turned out great. Everyone is so creative. One of my new favorite blog's to follow is Whipperberry!

  49. Olivia M.
    September 20, 2010 / 7:12 pm

    I just found your page today. It seems that at least once or twice a week I add a "favorite" to my list. But I think my favorite-ist (is that a word?) is "Just a Girl" this is the one that started it all.

  50. September 20, 2010 / 7:25 pm

    OMG I could so use this! But then again, who couldn't!!

  51. September 20, 2010 / 7:26 pm

    I tweeted the giveaway as well, but I'm private, so you won't be able to see it.

    Twitter: @THEStephanieG

  52. September 20, 2010 / 7:44 pm

    Great giveaway! I love your blog as well as Centsational Girl.

  53. September 20, 2010 / 8:09 pm

    Love your blog and also enjoy The Brass Petal.

  54. September 20, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    Great giveaway!! I love reading The Nester's blog!! She always has great ideas and sweet stories!

  55. September 20, 2010 / 8:58 pm

    Love Love Love your blog. I could move into your home in an instand and feel instantly happy.

    Favorite blog I should say mine (www.magruderfive.blogspot.com) but really all it is is my recipe collection. I was sick of going to a bunch of different sites / cookbooks for recipes so I am slowly uploading all of my recipes there. They are all tried and true that feed my family of five. Other than that I love Big Mama, House of Smith's, Young House Love and Pioneer Woman but my blogroll is crazy long.

    Also, I am a follower of your blog.

  56. September 20, 2010 / 9:17 pm

    I am happy to be a new follower (who has been reading for a while, just finally became an official "follower"). My fave blogs aside from this one are House of Turquoise, Painted Hive and Centsationalgirl.

  57. September 20, 2010 / 9:17 pm

    I am happy to be a new follower (who has been reading for a while, just finally became an official "follower"). My fave blogs aside from this one are House of Turquoise, Painted Hive and Centsationalgirl.

  58. September 20, 2010 / 9:19 pm

    I'm a follower of yours..and I also love Young House Love. Thanks for the contest!!

  59. September 20, 2010 / 10:05 pm

    I'm a happy follower!

  60. September 20, 2010 / 10:22 pm

    Cupcakes and cashmere! She has the cutest outfits and i love looking at what she puts together!

  61. September 20, 2010 / 10:24 pm

    I dont have one fave, but a favorite is 320 Sycamore!

  62. September 20, 2010 / 10:43 pm

    Love your blog! Such great style and so many great design ideas! I also love the blog: House of Smiths

  63. September 21, 2010 / 1:23 am

    I am a follower of your blog!

  64. September 21, 2010 / 1:25 am

    Oh, I love me some blogs! My all time fave blog is the first blog I started reading that inspired me to blog myself. She's Star Crossed is written by Mrs. B, a mommy of 3 and amazing blogger! Check her out at


  65. September 21, 2010 / 1:27 am

    Well of course that Decorchick is pretty cool, but you know I heart The Nester. 🙂

  66. September 21, 2010 / 3:06 am

    I can't pick just one! My google reader tells me I have 228 favorite blogs! Yours included! Thanks!

  67. September 21, 2010 / 4:18 am

    I just became a follower! I especially love your colored bookshelves! Your site is fun and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  68. September 21, 2010 / 4:19 am

    I love joyshope.blogspot.com

  69. September 21, 2010 / 3:21 pm

    I really have fun at Less Cake {More Frosting}! I don't know her but we think so alike! Her personality is so cute and really comes through! Also, I am already a follower! Thanks for all your fun stuff!

  70. September 21, 2010 / 3:32 pm

    Oh geez, I forgot to put my email address on the previous comment. Oddysseyforme at yahoo dot com.

    Also, my favorite home decor blog is houseofhepworths.blogspot.com

  71. September 21, 2010 / 7:26 pm

    Picking a favorite blog is impossible, but one I really enjoy is eighteen25 – it is full of so many great ideas!


  72. September 21, 2010 / 7:47 pm

    I love your blog, but also really love TDC. She's so hip and happening, and I ended up finding your blogs through each other! So glad I did!

  73. September 21, 2010 / 7:49 pm

    I can't remember how I found your blog… but I'm loving it. I also am newly loving Tatertots & Jello because she posts lots of links to crafty/fun things from other blogs! 🙂


  74. September 21, 2010 / 8:09 pm

    One of my favorite blogs right now is Not That Kind of Girl – mostly because it has nothing to do with my life (it's not a nesting blog or a newlywed blog or anything). She's just a single girl living in Boston trying things that she wouldn't typically do every day. She is wildly funny and her writing is unique.

    Also, I am already a follower via Google Reader!

  75. September 21, 2010 / 9:39 pm

    New to the blogging world, new follower of you fantastic blog! We just moved from Denver to Seattle and have 2 rooms that are entirely empty! Would love a gift car to Target 🙂

  76. September 22, 2010 / 1:09 am

    I've recently discovered Miss Mustard Seed's blog. Love it.

  77. September 22, 2010 / 3:32 am

    Woohoo! I love target! My favorite blog right now is Young House Love. I recently bought a house and am trying to make it MINE, so I'm interested in all decor blogs!

  78. September 22, 2010 / 3:42 am

    I am a new follower!

  79. September 22, 2010 / 3:42 am

    I enjoy your blog and seeing some of the great projects you have been working on in your new home!

  80. September 22, 2010 / 3:55 am

    I love Heart to Heart with Holley. I look forward to each and every post. It is obvious that her words have been inspired and what she says each day is just what I need to hear. What a blessing!
    lydiabridgette at gmail dot com

  81. September 22, 2010 / 3:56 am

    I'm already a follower!
    lydiabridgette at gmail dot com

  82. September 22, 2010 / 4:07 am

    I love your blog! We are also moving into our new house and it's fun seeing another person's journey in creating a home!

    I love centsational girl for her DIY projects and amazing budget friendly ideas.

    EuniceYChou at gmail dot com

  83. September 22, 2010 / 1:26 pm

    And I love your blog, too! So, I'll be following in google reader.. I can't wait to have time to really look around. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  84. September 22, 2010 / 1:51 pm

    Just found your blog today–I love it! I'm now a follower 🙂

  85. September 22, 2010 / 1:55 pm

    Oh my goodness, I have so many favorite blogs. I love Design Intervention, Fingerprints on the Fridge, J&A and Co., Knock-Off Wood, Sawdust and Paper Scraps, Shanty2Chic, The Lettered Cottage, Show and Tell, and sooo many more. The very first blog I ever read was Tatertots and Jello and I was hooked from then on.

  86. September 22, 2010 / 2:46 pm

    Fabulous giveaway! I have lots of favorite blogs but two of my favorites are Kitchen Belleicious (amazing recipes) and A Blonde Ambition.

    So glad I found you're blog, new follower!

  87. September 22, 2010 / 4:46 pm

    I'm a new follwer and I'm very excited to have found your blog.

  88. September 22, 2010 / 5:21 pm

    Love Thrifty Decor Chick. She's hilarious!

  89. September 22, 2010 / 6:32 pm

    I have come across so many wonderful blogs recently… yours being one of them! It's nearly impossible to pick just one, but I will go ahead and go with the one I am glued to at the moment, craftysisters-nc.blogspot.com!

  90. September 22, 2010 / 7:10 pm

    I love me some Nester and Lettered Cottage!!! I love both of those girls styles, humor, and thriftiness (thriftiness? thrift loving? thriftily gifted?)

  91. September 22, 2010 / 7:10 pm

    New Follower and so excited about it!!!!

  92. September 22, 2010 / 7:18 pm

    I have a lot of fav blogs, but one of them is the anderson crew.

  93. September 22, 2010 / 7:19 pm

    I'm a follower.

  94. Valerie
    September 22, 2010 / 7:22 pm

    I'm new to your blog and I love it! And you are right – we can all drop $50 in Target easily! My favorite blogs are: THrifty Decor Chick, Centsational Girl, Money Saving Mom and Pioneer Woman (for the recipes).

  95. September 22, 2010 / 7:35 pm

    My one favorite? Oh, I don't know if I could do that. I guess Chookooloonks b/c without Karen I would not know about blogging. Also, Karen is just one of the most beautiful souls I've ever met.

  96. September 22, 2010 / 7:36 pm

    Oh, I also follow you. (Of course)

  97. September 22, 2010 / 7:54 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog today and have spent literally hours pouring over your gorgeous decor! What a great giveaway…LOVE Target. I am now a follower!

  98. September 22, 2010 / 7:55 pm

    It's hard choosing just one favorite blog…but the one I check every day without fail is beckyhiggins.com/blog

    Love it. Love her ideas.

  99. September 22, 2010 / 10:56 pm

    What a great little blog you have here! No doubt it will become a fave. One of my all-time favorites is "DearLifefromNoelle".

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  100. September 22, 2010 / 10:56 pm

    Of course I am a new follower–on bloglovin'!

  101. September 23, 2010 / 2:18 am

    I found your blog recently and love it! One of my favorite blogs is hip2save.com.I have saved so much money using this and other blogs. It's amazing what coupons can do for you!

  102. September 23, 2010 / 2:46 am

    I follow a ton of blogs and wish I had time to read every word on all of them. Leslie Loves Veggies has great giveaways and Whisk! has awesome recipes.


  103. September 23, 2010 / 3:19 am

    I love the Nester. And I found your blog in her tumblr files! Can't wait to look around a bit. brownfamilyfive (at) frontier (dot) com

  104. September 23, 2010 / 4:11 am

    I love how you're decorating your home. Very warm and inviting! Most days I try to read The Nesting Place, Centsational Girl and Three Men and a Lady. I find them all to be both helpful and inspirational.

    Kristen @ High Heels and a Hammer

  105. September 23, 2010 / 4:12 am

    I am a follower too!

  106. September 23, 2010 / 4:36 am

    Enjoying The Small Things (www.kellehampton.com)

    Ok I love love love this blog. It is real and upbeat.

    another one that I absolutely adore this family is:

    angeleyesadoption.blogspot.com A truly awesome family that is a result of two great people adopting a little girl from Eastern Europe with Down Syndrome thru the Reece's Rainbow organization. LOVE TRIPLE LOVE THEM…..


  107. September 23, 2010 / 7:15 am

    I read your guest spot on Serenity Now's page and enjoyed reading it so came over to read your blog and now I'm a follower! :0)

  108. September 23, 2010 / 9:09 am

    So hard to choose… I love I am momma hear me roar, the hand me down house, V and Co. 🙂

  109. September 23, 2010 / 1:08 pm

    I love remodelaholic and papermaniacblog.blogspot.com

  110. September 23, 2010 / 2:48 pm

    Hi, new to your blog (and lovin' it!). A couple favs of mine, Under the Sycamore (stunning photos, decor, crafts, mothering) and House of Smiths (deocr, crafts and just plain entertaining).

  111. September 23, 2010 / 2:48 pm

    And now I'm following you!

  112. September 23, 2010 / 3:12 pm

    Thank you for the great giveaway. I am a follower.

  113. September 23, 2010 / 3:14 pm

    Also, i have so many blogs that i love reading but one that makes me happy is "the pleated poppy" she has some great posts about life, and crafts and love reading about it all.

  114. September 23, 2010 / 3:20 pm

    Just found your blog today randomly. I love it and now I'm a follower!


  115. September 23, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    first time on your blog and i am loving everything I've seen…
    I will be one of your followers as well.

  116. September 23, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    first time on your blog and i am loving everything I've seen…
    I will be one of your followers as well.

  117. September 23, 2010 / 5:16 pm

    So happy I found your blog today! I LOVE 6th street design school and emily a. clark. They have inspired me so much. I am a huge fan of your decorating style and taste! will be back often!


  118. September 23, 2010 / 5:42 pm

    i recently found house of smiths and i love their tutorials!! thanks for the chance!

  119. September 23, 2010 / 9:57 pm

    I've just found your blog! Love it! Keep up the great work!

  120. September 24, 2010 / 12:16 am

    i'm also a blog follower – evil_eva12

  121. September 24, 2010 / 1:02 am

    You are so sweet! I don't know if I could pick just one favorite…my newest find is Jones Design Company, love. And flower patch farmgirl is the best writer of all time.

  122. September 24, 2010 / 6:02 pm

    My favorite all time blog is not home decorating related:
    I'm obsessed with her photography and the stories behind her work.
    Design related, I think Isabella & Max Rooms is my favorite.
    I'm a follower of your blog too…love it!!

  123. Anonymous
    September 24, 2010 / 7:07 pm

    One of my favorites blogs is COPY & PASTE. Susi has a good taste and she lives in Vegevano, Italy…I love that.
    I'm a follower.
    Just love your ideas!!!


  124. Anonymous
    September 24, 2010 / 7:23 pm

    I love your blog. I read it daily Megan!! I also check in with The Shabby Nest every day.



  125. September 24, 2010 / 7:25 pm

    How sweet of you to give a Target card… having an extra $50 would feel like Christmas to me! 🙂 Just one blog?? Hmmmm, probably Centsational Girl.

  126. September 24, 2010 / 8:13 pm

    What a generous giveaway! I have so many blogs I follow and they all are inspiring in their own unique way.
    – Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  127. September 24, 2010 / 8:25 pm

    Oh, how I love Target! One of my favorite blogs is Kelly's Korner.

  128. September 24, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    I'm a new follower. 🙂

  129. September 24, 2010 / 11:59 pm

    I am now a follower–happily so! Your blog is so inspiring and filled with such beauty! Another of my favs is Melissa Michael's "The Inspired Room".

    visiting from Amanda's party!

  130. September 25, 2010 / 1:14 am

    I really like the "Catalog Living" blog 🙂 The captions they create for the pictures from catalogs are priceless.

  131. September 25, 2010 / 1:17 am

    Just became a follower…can't wait to see what you post next!

  132. September 25, 2010 / 1:40 am

    I looooove Dana at dana-made-it.com, and maggiewhitley.com isn't too bad either~

  133. Heather D
    September 25, 2010 / 11:54 am

    Hi! I enjoy your blog and am new to the blogging world. A couple of my favorites are A girl and a Glue gun- I love all the amazing crafty creations she makes. I also enjoy Young House Love-what a great remodel of their first home. Such great decorating and wonderful ideals.

  134. September 27, 2010 / 9:17 pm

    my current fav blog is diy showoff. i love browsing through the linky party. so many creative people in the blog world.

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