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Knock-your-socks-off $1000 CASH Giveaway!

September 21, 2012 in Sponsor Shout-Out, Uncategorized

Welcome to Hello Fall $1000 Cash Giveaway

Crafted Niche is teaming up with Happy Home and Family Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog and some of the most amazing bloggers to bring you a FABULOUS event where one very lucky reader will win $1000 cold hard cash!

Special thanks to: Diva Fabulosa & Pink Ninja Media

What would YOU do with a $1000?! 

Me? Hmmm I might take a vacation?  OR… finally build a pergola over my basement stairs…. orrrrr… tackle the basement and add some drywall down there…. orrrrrrrr…. give my shed a glam-fab DIY’ers paradise makeover!

How do you enter to win?  It’s easy!

  • Giveaway will run September 22 at 12:01 am EST – October 22 at 11:59 PM EST
  • You must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Must have a paypal account – If you win, we’ll use your paypal account to award the $1000!
  • Entries will be verified so please don’t cheat, it’s a waste of time. Plus – no one likes a cheater!

Enter using the Rafflecopter Giveaway box below. Having trouble viewing from a mobile device? Sometimes Rafflecopter can be funny about those… give it a try from a laptop or desktop computer!

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Disclaimer: This blog is not responsible for shipment of prize, nor did I accept any form of payment to promote this event. All entries will be verified.

Good luck everyone!  Keeping my fingers crossed you win!!!

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Tailgating at Debbie’s!

September 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hey guys! I’m guest-posting over at Debbie-Does-Creations today. I hope you’ll stop over to see my latest creation.

Debbie is hosting an awesome tailgating series. Remember the cornholes (aka beanbags) set I made earlier this year? Welllll I made an accessory to go with them! I’ll give you a sneak peek, but you’ll have to VISIT Debbie to get the full scoop.

What? I TOLD you it was just a sneak peek! So go! Skiddaddle to her awesome blog and see what I whipped up. :-) And while you’re there, check out all her awesome Penn State shtuff. We’re both PA girls at heart.

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Happy Monday everyone! Hope you have a great week.


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Blogging Without Borders – Rearranged

July 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Umm, WOW!  Where did the last 2 weeks run off to?!  It doesn’t seem possible that it’s already been two weeks since our first Blogging without Borders installment. My progress isn’t quite where I want it to be, but it’s feeling better already!

As a quick recap, here’s a rundown of what I’m tossing around for possibilities in this space:

Some definite MUST-HAVES:

  • Color and Patterns. Bring in MORE color/pattern.
  • Recover the dog bed.
  • Wall art. ’nuff said.
  • Organization.

Some maybes:

  • Layout. Change the arrangement of furniture
  • Seating. Swap out for a different chair?
  • Lighting. Lamp maybe?

Well… Where am I now?

I rearranged! I changed the layout of the office and I’m McLuvin’ it. Remember how I used to face the corner…. well, not anymore! Now my desk sits on the opposite wall and I can see the door while working. It just feels so much more open!

If you walked up to my office door, this is what you’d see:

…and here’s a side-by-side comparison of the old arrangement vs. the new:

Now imagine you walked in my office and squeezed yourself back into the corner where my desk sits.  Here’s a shot of what I see sitting in my chair.shmancy collage brought to you courtesy of my fancy shmancy iphone camera>

Okay, I know… this isn’t exactly earth shattering. But it really rocked my world for the first couple days. After living with it like this for a week, I luv it! It’s official.

So what’s next?

Welllllll I was going to bring in an area rug I have here at home. It’s a fun 5×7′ with pops of color. One problem though. It’s too thick. Sigh…. I got it out of the closet, unrolled it, fell in love all over again… and then realized that my dog gate and door wouldn’t clear the gate. Awww man. I’ll have to come up with a plan B!

I also want to bring in more lighting. I’m thinking a lamp on the corner of my desk will help warm up the space and make it feel less fluorescent-ish. I have one in the guest room that just might do the trick!

Word on the street is we’re putting fresh coats of paint on the walls in the office. Possibly by the end of the month! I’m holding on making serious color palette commitments until I know what color my office walls will be. In the meantime, I’ll tackle some other projects.

So stop by my office and say hello!  Now you’ll be greeted by ME… not just the back of my head! …and probably these two slobbery faces:

Want to see what the other gals are doing in the Blogging Without Borders series?  Check them out:

Amy @ Buffalo Roam, Jaime @ Crafty Scrappy Happy, Heidi @ Décor & More, Tisha @ Delectable Home, Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage, Kirby @ Kirb Appeal, Holly @ Life as a Thrifter, Cassie @ Primitive & Proper, Debbie @ ReFresh ReStyle, Jessica @ Stay At Home-ista, Karah @ the space between, Laura @ Top This Top That and Kelly @ View Along the Way.


Click around and get inspired. Hope you had a great weekend everyone!

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