Saturday, June 20, 2009

Hobby Lobby Giveaway...Just Because


Hi everyone! I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and they had a couple aisles of 80% off stuff! So I bought a few things for myself and some for you. Yep, I shopped for you!


Just my way of saying thank you for being so very kind and supportive. I can always count on reading the comments and coming away feeling good about what I've done. In my real life there aren't too many people that care if I've painted something or planted something or tried something I've never tried before. It's really wonderful to have people cheer you on and support your efforts even if they don't always turn out! There are so many blogs out there and every one's time is precious. So I really appreciate you guys taking the time to visit my blog and leave such nice comments!


I figure everyone can use some new little decorative doodads so here's what I got...oh and remember if the color doesn't work for you...well get out your can of spray paint and make it work!



Here's each thing individually.




All the pictures will open larger if you need a better look at things. This key plaque is about 15 inches long.



This plate didn't come from Hobby Lobby. I got it at Goodwill.



How to enter: Leave a comment by Tuesday Midnight PST on this post. You don't have to have a blog but I do need to be able to contact you. I'll ship every where so you can be outside the US. This is a good time for those of you who don't normally comment to do so! I'll use the Random Number Generator sometime Wednesday morning to pick a winner. So I should have the winner posted by noon on Wednesday.


I'll add a few surprises to the package! See you all on Monday for a regular post.


124 comments:

Sharon said...

Manuela,

You are so sweet! Thank YOU for always giving us inspiration and encouragement to try new things :) Thank you for entering me in your generous giveaway!

Have a wonderful weekend!

~Sharon

Empty Nest Full Life said...

How sweet of you to have a just because giveaway. What neat finds. I was at HL last weekend, but no 80%. Thanks for letting me enter. Have a wonderful weekend. Jackie

Gena said...

Thank you for your giveaway. I check your blog every day just to see what you've been doing and what I can try to copy! :)

I would love to win little decorative gew-gaws. I don't have very many of those and yours are lovely.

Have a great weekend.

Gena

Marle Pierce said...

I think this is so neat that women all over care be supportive of each others efforts. I live far from my family and have few friends so starting a blog and checking out blogs of women who enjoy similar things to me has been a lifesaver. Thanks for sharing your ideas and others things ;)

Kristen said...

What a beautiful giveaway! I know what you mean about the encouragement. I do Facebook but I have thought of starting a blog. I'd love to share my ideas. Now I just need some computer skills :).

Kristen
searchforgod@yahoo.com

krisbutikofer@gmail.com said...

Such a great giveaway! I love your blog.

Kris

Christine said...

“You can’t have a perfect day without doing something for someone who’ll never be able to repay you.”

— John Wooden
Thank you for doing something special for us.

Grammy Suzzy and DJ Doran said...

Manuela,
I found you when I was snooping on another blog and I just love to see all the wonderful things that you do! I love toile as well, though I have not been able to add it to my decor yet. And what treasures you found, especially that Goodwill plate!!! I will have to follow your good example. And thank you so much for entering me into your wonderful giveaway!

Forever Vintage said...

I enjoy visiting your blog often Manuela..you are so sweet to think of others.

Rachel Phelan said...

Awesome! I love the items you found. I just found your blog a few weeks ago and LOVE it. You're so creative and inspiring. I love browsing previous posts and getting ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.

salmagundi said...

That is a great bunch of loot!!! Count me in, and thanks for thinking of us. Sally

lynda hodgins said...

I have your blog in my favorites list!! Mostly lurking...but want to thank you for thinking of our "Pleasures of Homemaking" with your giveaway. Carry on Missy!!!
lyndhodgins@yahoo.com

Lynda

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh Manuela...... the pleasure is all ours ....... for being shown into your very own Shangri-La ....... we love you..... and your inspiration...
HUgs
Linda

Meghan said...

it's like having you decorate my house for me! I love it!

Manuela said...

Oh wow! How sweet and those items are sooo pretty! Ok, hands-down, you're the best Manuela on Earth! :) You have honestly given me so much inspiration!
Have a blessed weekend & Thank you!

~ Manuela

Dawn said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! Please enter me!

I love your blog, by the way!

Joy said...

Everything looks wonderful! It sounds like you had fun :)

Teri said...

Manuela, I love your blog. You inspire me. I was afraid to try Rub'n Buff on a picture frame but then thought, "Manuela's not afraid; be like Manuela!" So I did, and the frame looks good! Thank you for the cyber boost of confidence.

Teri

Lisa said...

What a sweet giveaway! I love the things you chose. Thanks!! :)Lisa
kssnnikkel.blogspot.com

Heather's Stitches said...

Thank You for offering such a lovely give-away! Please count me in!

Kim said...

I love a giveaway. And I love your blog. I get lots of good ideas from you & other bloggers. I love the items you are giving away. I just wish we had Hobby Lobby here in southern California.

Margaret's Ramblings said...

What a lovely lady you are Manuela. And I just can't redidt a giveaway so please count me in.

Margaret

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

So sweet and Everything is so wonderful and I love love love that plate from GoodWill!

Thanks for the Chance to win!

BunnoGal said...

I've only recently found your blog and I think it's fantastic. You are very creative. My recent favourite is your potting bench. It looks fabulous.

julie & joe said...

Those are soooo cute! I hope I win =)

Sandra said...

Hi Manuela! I enjoy visiting your blog! You are such an inspiration to us newbies. :) Thanks for sharing your creatins.
Thank you for entering me in your giveaway. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Stacey said...

Oh fun, fun! You are sweet and generous to have a give away. I would love to be included when you draw. :)You picked some gorgeous items.

Betsy said...

Well now, how fun is this! I wouldn't mind you shopping for me ALL the time! tee-hee! You are too sweet! :)

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

that's so nice! i don't know if i've ever commented before but i've been reading for a while now and really love everything you do! =)
keep being creative cuz it gets me motivated to work with what i have (which isn't much! ha!) =)

Katy said...

I would love a chance to win those items Manuela!!! Thank you for this chance! :)

Erin said...

your words are so very true about words of encouragement and cheer. it is nice when someone outside our little worlds visits and says kind things.
have a lovely rest of the weekend.
~Erin

Kathleen Grace said...

How sweet! But you know, you are too much fun NOT to visit, I get so many great ideas here:>) I don't have a Hobby Lobby close darn it all! Look at all this cute stuff!

Jadehollow said...

They are all nice .. Love that goodwill plate! Hobby Lobby is one of my top 3 fav places.
Hugs,
Debbie

southerninspiration said...

Oh HOW FUN!!!! Of course it's all great because you've got GREAT taste!!! :)

Suzanne

Laura said...

Hi! I've been lurking here since I found your blog a few weeks ago. I LOVE all your ideas....you are so inspiring. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE Hobby Lobby. How fun that you are doing a giveaway. I'd love to win!

Christy said...

I love your blog! WE are the ones who are thankful! :) I love all the items in your giveaway!

candcpixley@verizon.net

Angela said...

Your such a sweet spirit. Another reason why I LOVE your blog. The red toile is what drew me to your blog and all the wonderful ideas you share here has made me a follower. I LOVE all the pretties you are giving away.

Blessings.
Angela

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for the entry!

MutheringHeights@gmail.com

Brittany said...

What a beautiful collection of things for a giveaway! Fun Fun!

carla anne said...

Awesome Giveaway!!! I LOVE it! I hope I win.

-Carla

Marilyn said...

Just found your blog as I'm inside because the weather here in Colorado is cool and wet today. I'd love to be in your give-away. Thanks for sharing.

Richella said...

Manuela, you are so kind to do this! Just visiting your blog is such a treat. . . and now you're thanking those of us who get the pleasure of reading what you do?!?

But I know how you feel. It really is so encouraging to read the comments, isn't it? I'm learning that it can be a real day-brightener. One of the reasons I love blogging is because there seems to be a real desire among bloggers to be encouraging to one another. It's a great, thing, isn't it?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love,
Richella

Kim Stewart said...

Manuela,

Oh how I wish we had Hobby Lobby here in Maryland! I so enjoy your blog and I was so glad when you came back from your break!
mytupkim2003 at yahoo dot com

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a sweet gesture! You are the best Manuela!!

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway...they all would work in my home - are you sure you are not my twin?
xo
Penny

The Southern Housewife said...

Whoo hoo! I love HL stuff! What a sweetie poo you are to do this!!! Please count me in!
Love,
The Southern Housewife

glorv1 said...

Hi Manuela. You are always finding great things at the Goodwill. Yes, you can enter me in your giveaway. I hope you had a great weekend and have a great week ahead. Take care.

Karen said...

It is so true. You could be having a lousy day and you come home and open your blog and read something so sweet from someone and it just makes your day. Doesn't it feel like we all know each other? And meeting new friends all the time. It's awesome!
You shopped for me! I feel so special! YAY! Now I just need to win! LOL
Please enter me! And thank you for being so generous!
Hugs. Karen

Ally0005 said...

What a great giveaway!!!
I love that plate, would go good in my master bedroom.

Ally

Nadine said...

Dear Manuela,
What lovely giveaways, you are too sweet! I gather that you had fun shopping for yourself and others!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Lisa said...

This is so generous! Isn't Hobby Lobby the best? I could spend hours wandering the aisles...if I ever had hours to while away :)

Susan said...

Everything is beautiful, but I fell in love with that plate! :)

Terri and Bob said...

Don't forget me!!

Jennifer said...

What a sweet giveaway! You have such wonderful taste. I have to say that I appreciate the motivation you send my way to try new things. I often have a difficult time stepping out of the box, and you really inspire me ( and I am sure many others) to do just that!

Thank you!

xo, Jennifer

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow!!! Thanks for such a generous giveaway. Count me in.

Anonymous said...

Love the giveaway. Please enter my name. Thanks.

Terri
falllingleaves58@att.net

Bettsi said...

Oh boy! I love that key plaque- I have just the spot for it! You sure are a sweetie, Manuela!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I have never commented before but I have stopped by your blog to take a peak! I love how you decorate. Thanks for having a great little blog! Nancy from OHIO
gallaghergfam@wideopenwest.com

Sandy Knutson-Grebner said...

The Key is awesome! Very nice of you to shop for us too! Thanks.

Sarah Stephens said...

Your blog is great. I love your ideas and inspiration. What a generous person you to have a giveaway.

Erica said...

How kind of you! Thanks for letting me enter your giveaway!

mommynoodles said...

Awww,That's so dang sweet of you to have a just because giveaway! lol I love the key! Have a "BLESSED" week! Natalie,
mommynoodles27@yahoo.com

Gail said...

What a great giveaway! I am always looking for your new posts :)

Blessings!

Rhonda said...

Happy Saturday Manuela!

Love your sweet giveaways! I miss Hobby Lobby, when I lived in Austin TX I first discovered it. Here in California, there is none...
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Fondly, Rhonda in CA

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

What a fun give away! What a generous prize package! I'd love to be entered. You have such a knack for making things work. I'm always inspired by my visits here!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh wow such great goodies to share! Enter me please....love how you inspire me with all your decorating advice and just general things...Love your blog!

mishebe said...

Perfect for my house. my fingers are crossed. I very much enjoy your blog. Mishelle

Betty said...

Manuela,
How thoughtful to remember your followers in such a beautiful way...

Of course I'd like to enter...

Thanks,
Betty

Grateful Gramma said...

Love Hobby Lobby! Thanks for the opportunity to win these great prizes.

Kelly Bergsing said...

I love it when I find their 80% off aisle!! They have such great sales!! I love that plate. I haven't found ay plates like that at any of the thrift stores around here, so I am starting to make the yard sale route. Now quite as fun when you are trying to wrangle 5 kids at the sales.... Thanks for the giveaway!! I am so glad I found your blog!! I can always find lots of inspiration here!!! ;0)

Carol said...

I love all your ideas you share! You're very talented! I follow your blog on google reader.

TinaTx said...

What a great giveaway! Please add my name to the drawing.

Rhonda in OK said...

of course I want to enter - and after seeing your treasures, I need to go to my Hobby Lobby Monday morning!

Heather said...

oooh how fun! i love that everything looks like something you would use to decorate your home with - so whomever the lucky winner is, will always remember you giving it to them. you're too sweet to think of your fellow blogger friends :)
count me in on the chance to win please!

Melanie said...

How sweet of you to do a giveaway! Each of those finds are so pretty too! I agree that the internet can be such a nice way for women to connect and support each other. Thanks for providing so much inspiration!

Mrs. Rabe said...

I love my daily visit to your blog to see what that creative mind of yours has been cooking up!

What a great sale and wonderful finds. It would be fun to try to find just the right spot for those lovely things....

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Love all the beautiful things that you picked up and would love to win! what a toughtful givaway

Mimi Sue said...

Thanks for thinking of us when you were at the wonderful Hob Lob. Don't you just love it when they clearance things? Great prices. Did you notice the Christmas stuff coming out? Yikes! Mimi

PattieJ said...

That's so sweet of you!! What an awesome giveaway! Love that Black toile plate!!

Pattie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow - what a generous giveaway!Count me in please. :)
Glenda

fanzy-pants said...

I too made a trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday….I found a super cute picture for $3.60. Once I find a place for it I’ll post it on my blog! Looks like your location had a better selection. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog! You have a wonderful eye. Thank you for “shopping for us”. I’ll have my fingers crossed.

Julie said...

Thank you for having such a great blog. I am new to your blog and have become addicted. I have been inspired to spruce up several areas of my home because of your blog.

Thanks Again,

Julie

Lady Katherine said...

Wow! Why didn't you tell us to go shopping for 80% off! lol Love the give away! I love just to have one of the items! So sweet of you to do a give away, with the economy so bad! Loved your comment about the drawers into a plate shelf hutch. I can't wait to see if you make one. I have this dream buffet I want to go with my China Cabinet. But NOW, I am happy with what I made, and should I find my buffet, I can always use this in my weaving room to hold yarns ect. Throw my name in for one item,lol I would take it all though! lol

Tina said...

These are great prizes. HL is my second home!! Hope to win one of these lovelies!!!

Laura said...

It is always a pleasure to visit you Manuela. I learn things and I value how real and down to earth you are.

Laura

Karen said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway. You ahve encouraged me to try old things in new ways. I visit your site almost every day to see what is new.

Melissa Miller said...

ME! ME! I would LOVE to win your giveaway Manuela!
We don't have a Hobby Lobby here and adore everything you have pictured! Fingers are crossed.

Have a blessed Sunday.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

Wendy said...

Manuela,
It's always so fun to visit your blog. Your ideas are so fresh and inspriring. What a generous giveaway! I LOVE everything. xox Ü

Allison said...

Fun! I would love to win. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Elle Pea said...

Your blog is definitely one of my favorites! :) My email address is cainanandlaura @ msn .com

pammiejo said...

I'm a lover of the 80% off aisle at Hobby Lobby too - add me to your drawing! PAM

marmielu said...

Aren't you sweet! I always enjoy seeing what you are up to.
I just wish we had a Hobby Lobby near me. It seems they have an incredible variety of things, and such good sales.
Have a good week.
Mary Lou

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Well how sweet of you - and you must know that everyone loves some Hobby Lobby no matter what the price. Please enter me and thanks for doing it. I enjoy your blog and follow it whenever you post.

tammy

Laura said...

I think my favorite thing is the plate! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love all the great ideas you share with us!

Christina L.
savincoupons@hotmail.com

Zoe said...

Your blog provides me with such creative ideas and many times I can be heard saying "I am so going to copy that!"

zoebeck417@yahoo.com

Rosey Pollen said...

I heart Hobby Lobby. use the 40% coupon whenever they have it even if I just buy glue or paint. you have amazing taste!

Susie Q said...

LOL! It's so true that we probably don't have that many people around that care if we do something...but in blogland, we can always find someone! I'll have to check out HL myself. I lost my job last Monday, but I have some vacation pay coming and am hoping to convince them to cough up for the sick leave as I hardly used any of it. Oh well, if not, then I'll survive.

You picked up some yummy things! And where did you get that toile? I'm wanting to add some...just have to figure out where to add it...maybe our bedroom as I redo it? Hmmm...that's an idea. You have such wonderful inspirations and suggestions. Thank you. I don't say that often enough

Anonymous said...

Wow...just a wonderful giveaway. love that HL~ Love your blog as well, I check it almost daily....
brenda
pyramid@tctwest.net

Hope said...

I love your blog. I have a garden for my 11 year old girl. We call it Rachel's garden. Every little girl needs her own fairytale place to play. I will try to put up pictures in the near future of her garden. I am going to start collecting the old dishes and use them for borders like you have. Great idea. You can come and visit my blog at www.pinkfarmwife.blogspot.com Thanks for sharing your life with all of us.

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

Hi Manuela,
That's very generous of you. I so miss Hobby Lobby. We don't have them here. When my mom lived in MS we would go every time I visited. I usually had to ship things home. The closest HL would be Santa Fe, NM I believe. Bit of a drive just to get a fix. THANKS FOR ALWAYS INSPIRING US!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Manuela
I have been admiring your blog almost every day because our tastes are so alike. We planted our first vegetable garden this year and I am thrilled to harvest and prepare all the fresh fruits and veggies. I've also been enjoying making jams and preserves from local berries this summer. Your idea of using plates as a border for your garden is brilliant! I think it would look perfect in my zinia garden. Your cottage-chic style is so inspiring and your house and garden are lovely. Thank you for the encouragement and inspiration!
-Ramsey

Michie said...

I've recently found your blog, and I've really been enjoying looking at all the beautiful pictures of your home, and collecting ideas for my new house. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you!

Jennifer said...

I love your blog! I get so much inspiration from your thrifted finds and creations. Thanks so much for sharing that with us.

cindyb said...

Oh I love Hobby Lobby! Please count me in!

tbarfield123 @ msn.com

Meredith said...

WOW! Thanks for a great giveaway! You can't beat some of the bargins at Hobby Lobby.

june@craftyniche said...

I LOVE your prizes!!!

foxxy said...

Thanks so much for shopping for us. How did you know my favorite color is black?

Carla said...

What a great giveaway. I love, love, love that plate.

Rebekah said...

I have entered SO many giveaways lately! Bloggers are definitely in a giving mood these days. :)

Anonymous said...

How nice to have a "just because" giveaway...Please enter me in your generous giveaway.

gladys

gladys_appleton@yahoo.com

Rue said...

Hi Manuela :)

Thank you for being so generous! I hope I win :)

xo,
rue

Lura said...

Love your blog and all the inspiration you give. I am now the proud owner of a can of black spray paint and have done several projects with it!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

You are so kind and generous!! Oh, how I wish I had a Hobby Lobby near me... sigh. Good luck to everyone entering.

Elizabeth Taylor said...

Manuela- You found some really nice things at Hobby Lobby- one of my favorite shops.. too bad we recently moved and there isn't one anywhere near us now :(!
Oh and I love what you did with your scroll-y mirror!
Elizabeth Taylor(no blog of my own- just a avid blog reader)
ElizabethT@dpspenn.com

Storybook Woods said...

Your soo sweet Manuela,
I wish I had a hobby lobby, so thank you for shopping for me. xoxox Clarice

~~Rhonda said...

Thanks for hosting a giveaway of great finds. What fun! I enjoy your blog and find lots of inspiration here. ~~Rhonda :)

dixie@wildwood.baker.org said...

How wonderful!! I think I have a plate just like that one that I got at GoodWill!!

Marie said...

Manuela - I'm so glad I found your blog! I love all the giveaway goodies. Especially that cool key. I wish I had a Hobby Lobby here in San Diego!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Heather said...

My goodness! How thoughtful - I hope the winners as a blessed by the 'receiving' as you are in the giving! 'Just because' is always reason enough to be a blessing, don't you think?
P.S. Thank you for your kind comments on my little old blog! I'm on the hunt for more linen blouses to make into pillows just because our daughter Dreamer has fallen in love with my first monogram attempt and wants one for her soon to be 'grown up' room!

Kristi said...

Good Afternoon Manuela,
I love your blog and have followed you for quite some time. You are always an inspiration and full of great ideas. Thanks for sharing and please enter me in you wonderful giveaway!.

Kristi

amybee said...

Thank you for the offer. I love seeing your decorating ideas.

Yanira in Orlando said...

Manuela,
I love the blog, I love the inspirations, not just on decorating but on life overall. Keep up the great work!

Yanira (ydatmillslaw@hotmail.com)

Angie said...

You are so generous to do this great giveaway! I sure hope I win!!!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

This give-a-away is now closed. Thanks to everyone for entering!


Manuela