Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Amazon GC Giveaway

******Comments are now closed. I'll post the two winners on Sunday. Thank you everyone!*****



Hi everyone! I wanted to take a moment and to say a big  thank you to all of you who are regular readers of my blog! It doesn’t matter if you are a “follower”, subscriber, or just pop in regularly to see what I’ve been up to. I appreciate all of you who take the time to drop by!

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So I wanted to have a little giveaway, just to say thanks, and wanted something that most people could use. How about an Amazon GC?  How about two?


There are over a 1000 of you that are “following” and  more of you that subscribe via Bloglines and Google Reader and I don’t know how many of you just drop by now and then, but  I don’t know half of you! So leave me a comment on this post so I can get to know you. That's all you have to do. It can be as simple as “Hi my name is _________ please enter me”. Or you can tell me a little bit about you. Now some of you I’ve “known” for years (you know who you are) so just say Hi unless you’re feeling chatty!


I’m giving away two $25 Amazon GC’s. I’ll leave this post open to comments until Saturday night and announce the recipients of the GC’s on Sunday. As always, I’ll use one of the random number picker thingies! The GC’s will be emailed to the winners from Amazon. I'm not sure how Amazon works in other countries, but I'm willing to send it to you if you live outside the US. So as far as I'm concerned everyone can enter.

***Edited to add: Please only leave one comment. I have to go in and delete a comment when you leave two as it throws the numbering off for the drawing.


I’ll be hard at work finishing up painting the paneling in my family room the rest of this week (yes, I have a red couch and there's not a bit of toile in that room!) Hopefully I'll have at least one corner to show you next week LOL!

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Sasha said...

Hi Manuela, I'm Sasha, and I love your blog... I wish I could come thrifting with you, around here I never seem to find much but junk.

Anonymous said...

Hi Manuela! I found your blog last year via Coffee, Tea, Books & Me. I'm Joni, and I always find your blog inspiring. Please enter me!!

trish said...

Hi Manuela.
Thank you for sharing such a lovely give a way with us. :o)
About me ... born and raised on the north west coast, I am a transplant in the deep south. :o) It has afforded a great deal of adventures you might say. :o) And I am so thankful for the experiences, they have enriched my life. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Lisa Grace said...

Hi, I'm Lisa and I'm a homeschooling mom with a photography business in Alabama. I've been enjoying your blog for what seems like ages; thanks!

Megan said...

Hi Manuela--
I always enjoy visiting with you. You inspire me to be creative. I would love to win an Amazon GC--I have a wish list there a mile long. Can't wait to see the finished family room.
Oh--and guess what--a Hobby Lobby opens here on Monday! Guess where I'll be?? (;0)

Tammy G said...

HI,
I would love to win a GC. I have been reading your blog for about a year and it always makes me smile when a new post pops up in my reader. I like you love toile and a good book--thanks for all of the sharing you do--Tammy

Kim said...

Hi! I've been reading your blog (both the old one & this one) for years! I love your decorating & frugal ideas. I'd love to be entered to win a GC.

Melissa said...

Good Morning! I'm Melissa from Florida and I found your blog through a google search on quilting.

I've made one small quilt and am ambitiously working on a king-size quilt for my bed, with visions of other quilts dancing in my head! LOL

I love visiting your blog. It gives me the same peaceful feeling that I get from Copper's Wife!!!

Melissa in FL
nnisigning@gmail.com

Lura said...

Hi I'm Lura. :) I've been reading for awhile now. I love all of your ideas. They're so doable. :)

Helen said...

Mornin' Manuela ~ I'm Helen and I've been having coffee with you each morning for over a year now, and I've enjoyed each of our visits! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.

Christa said...

Hi Manuela,
My name is Christa and I'm a homeschooling mom of three. I just moved from California to Tennessee 2 years ago and I'm loving living in the country. I really enjoy your blog and have been a follower for some time now.
Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I would love the opportunity to win.

Blessings,

Christa

Marla said...

Hi Manuela, it's me Marla, please enter me in your giveaway! I haven't dropped you a line in a while, but I always check your posts out and love em all.

Danyel said...

My name is Danyel and I love to read but never have the money to buy the books. Please enter me.

Selena said...

Hi Manuela ~ I'm Selena and I've been following your blog...even before it was "The Pleasures of Homemaking". I enjoy each and EVERY entry...and wouldn't mind being the winner of the Amazon GC, not one little bit! :)

ChRiS said...

gm i am Chris and a follower for a short time maybe 5 months i enjoy your blog and ty for a chance at a great giveaway!! (just.plzzz@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Lindsay. I discovered you around Christmas time, read all your old entries and read you daily now.....i love all your ideas! Please enter me! :)

Kay said...

I always love you posts and have linked them to my blog from time to time. You are a wonderful inspiration and I'm waiting for you to come here and work that muse on my home. lol

The Amazon GC would be a wonderful bday gift for me... just sayin... ;)

Carter's Creations said...

Hi Manuela! My name is Stacy. I just found your blog and I love it! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

The Library Lady said...

Hey! I check your blog everyday and have been enjoying it. My name is Diane and I work at a small rural library in Macclenny, Florida. We are about 30 miles west of Jacksonville. I love anything vintage, antiques, old children's books. You name it I probably have some of it. I could really use an Amazon GC. Sign me up. Thank your for sharing. Very Generous!

Diane
The Library Lady
"Take surprise and delight in the little things"

Kathleen Grace said...

Well you know me Manuela! and I suppose since I have already won an Amazon GC from you I should disqualify myself from this drawing. I never did tell you, I got some cute white polka dot sheers for the dining room with the gift card that I won from you so many months ago. Thanks!

Julie said...

Oh fun I love giveaways! Don't work to hard and love the red couch!

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

Well, you KNOW me - lol we have been blogging buddies for years. Lovely giveaway Manuela...
xo
Penny

Whitney said...

I love your blog! I made the valentines day wreath you featured back in February, and now it's a lovely addition to my bookshelf in the master bedroom. Thanks for your inspiration!

sunshine said...

Hi Manuela,
My name is Laura and I live in Ontario, Canada.
I've been reading you for awhile. However, somehow I lost you. Then about a month ago, found you again. I promptly became a Follower and made sure to put you on my Blogroll so that I would not lose you again!

Love your blog. Thanks so much for having a giveaway. :)

((Hugs))
Laura

Pat@deepintheheart said...

Hi, Manuela
I am an empty nester from Texas that reads your blog daily. We both love the color red! I love to see what you're doing in your home and garden.
Pat

Flat Creek Farm said...

Hi Manuela, I am fairly new to your blog and love it. I'm a true farmgirl with lots of feathered & furry creatures & gardens to care for (all of which I adore). One area that is lacking? My house - it's a disaster. Therefore, I love to come here for inspiration and helpful frugal ideas. And I also SOooo appreciate your visiting my li'l blog from time to time... so nice! ;) Thanks for the entry, and all the wonderful things you share with us! -Tammy

Jen S. said...

HI Manuela!
I'm not sure how I found your blog, but I've enjoyed it for quite some time :)
My name is Jennifer and I live in Las Vegas, NV. I work P/T at an Elementary School as a school aide and I love my job. My husband is a pilot for Southwest Airlines, and our daughter is 12 and will soon be in 7th grade.... and we have a sweet, funny little dog named Teddy!
How's that for the "411" on me and my life?!!!
I love your blog for many reasons and always look forward to stopping by!
Even if I don't win, I'll still keep coming back :) ha ha!!
Have a great day!

Mary Ann said...

I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance. I've been reading for at least a year now and love seeing your projects and thrifty treasures!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hello, I've been following! I played hooky from work today to make some jam. (Ssshhhh, don't tell my boss!) Thought I'd see what was going on in Blogland, such a fun give-away, please enter me-thanks!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Manuela! I'm Liz, and I've been following for about a year now. Your blog is so inspiring, and I delight in seeing how you have made your home so lovely. Thank you for all the work you put into sharing it will all of us!

Lee Laurie said...

Hello Manuela, I have a question about painting your paneling. I painted mine in the living room the same color yellow as in your picture. I love it. I also painted my bedroom paneling in a sage green. The paint in the bedroom seems to 'scratch' easily. I didn't do anything different. I primed both rooms first before painting them. I was wondering how you prepared your walls before painting. Maybe my paint was different brands or quality. I've had to 'touch up' my bedroom walls already.
Please enter me in your drawing.

Thanks, Lee Laurie

Karen said...

Hi Manuella!
Well - thank you too! I always know where to come for some good ideas! Very fun giveaway!
Have a great day!
Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Hi Manuela! My name is Sandy and I'm from Nova Scotia Canada. I'm a gardening fool (well, basically, I'm just a fool) and I love to read. I'm sooooooooo enjoying my summer. Thanks for this lovely opportunity to win. Cheers!

DarcyLee said...

Hi, Manuela! It's been a long time since I've commented on your blog but I read faithfully. I love what you continue to do with your home and get such inspiration from you. Have a wonderful day.

Julie said...

Here she goes again...Generous bloggy sister.. always giving away SOMETHING!! Awesome! Thanks for the chances! You know I love to come and see what's happen' over here every day... And I am gasping...You have not toile, not a smidgen in one of your rooms??? I am athinkin' that is gonna change somewhere in the near future... LOL!!! Hugs to you Manuela. Thanks for your generous giving spirit.

imkate said...

Hi my name is Katie! please enter me! Love the red couch...

salmagundi said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for entering me. Sally

Gumbo Lily said...

Hi Manuela,
I'm Jody from Gumbo Lily. I love your blog and have been sharing it with my daughter & daughter in law. Love your blog.

Jody

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Hi Manuela:
I've just recently discovered your blog, and I love it. So inspirational. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.
--Susan @ Blackberry Creek

Viola said...

Manuela,

I love following your blog for decorating ideas. Thanks for the contest.

Viola

Amanda said...

Hi I'm Amanda,
I love your blog and your style. Wish I could find all the fun stuff you do. Maybe some day. Love your garden too. Can't get mine too look like that out here in Phx,Arizona! Thanks for adding me to the drawing!

Stephenie said...

Hi, I'm Stephenie, from Colorado. Not sure how I found you, but you are on my 'daily' reading list. Love seeing your adventures with redecorating the front hall!

Marianne said...

Hi, Manuela. I'm Marianne and I read your blog every day although I don't think I'm an official "follower."

meeyeehere said...

Hello!!! How are you?? I am a new follower and my name is Rachel Crisman.You have a very sweet blog. Thank you for giving a cool giveaway. Enter me please. Thanks and have a terrific week.
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Donna said...

Hi Manuela,

I love your blog and always enjoy visiting you!

What a great giveaway!

Hugs,
Donna

Golie said...

Hi Manuela! I LOVE your blog. Have to check it everyday to see what fabulous things you have done. please enter me too!
Thanks,
Golie

Judy G. said...

Hi Manuela! My name is Judy, I live in upstate New York. I am relatively new follower, I've only read for a few weeks but I love your blog and have read all the old posts. I love your frugal tips. Hope I win!

Kathy said...

Hi I'm Kathy , I live in PA, near Gettysburg. -I read your blog every day. We use the same color choices in our homes and we both live in split levels -that can be a decorating challenge all by itself. -I can;t find another blog out there that decorates a split level ( if you know of one I'd love to know) -Your home is lovely and the warmth shows through in your posts and pictures

ThanK you for the great give away.

Bonita said...

Hello Manuela,

I'm Bonita- a homeschooling mom, writer, and a domestically-challenged homemaker. I love reading your blog because your home is lovely and I imagine from your posts that your personality is much like it. You inspire me when I need it and looking at the pictures of your home brings me comfort when I need that. I especially like the fact that you're frugal in your decorating. I always leave your blog thinking, "I can do that too!" Now if that would just come to pass! ha ha

Anonymous said...

Hello, Manuela!
I pop in a couple times a week, but usually don't have time for comments. I am Laura K. from PA. Your thrift shopping sounds wonderful. I haven't been able to find any good bargains lately. Hope to soon!

Have a blessed week!
Laura K.

mizdarlin said...

Good Morning Manuela! We have already 'met' so I'll just say, nice thank you card, and thanks for including non-US residents in your giveaway...I'm waiting with bated breath to see the new room-what fun!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Hi Manuela! I drop by all the time to visit, I LOVE your blog!

Carol said...

I just found your blog about a week ago, but I am loving it! Speaking of things I love, isn't Amazon the greatest? I have gotten the BEST deals on amazon.com!

Diana said...

Hi, I'm Diana and I enjoy your blog and your "style" and "voice" so much. In my standard suburban half acre lot I have 5 laying hens, a veg garden, and Wildlife Federation "backyard habitat" certification.

Gina said...

Hi, my name is Gina, and I'm from Rhode Island. I share alot of the same loves as you, and enjoy coming on your blog to check it out every couple of days.

Morning Glory Cottage said...

Hi Manuela,
It's been forever since I stopped by. I've been incredibly busy. The pictures of your house and garden are just amazing. Of course I had to read older posts to catch up. Sounds like your summer is busy too. I'll be back to get caught up thoroughly.
amanda

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Well, you know me since I've "borrowed" so many of your ideas. :)

andsewon said...

Hello Manuela!
I follow your blog and love it. Like a fav magazine! Hving tea with you right now!

I too love red ,black painted furniture and toile!!
Lola

Adrienne said...

Hi, Manuela - It's me! In Oregon. I've been a blog friend for a long time and always look forward to stopping by. You are such an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing yourself with us.
~Adrienne~

Angie said...

Hey Manuela! You know me - Angie from The Happy Homebody. I have been loving and enjoying your blog for a long time. You have such great ideas and inspire me all the time. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

The Working Home Keeper said...

Hey Manuela, it's Mary Ellen from The Working Home Keeper! Been following and loving your blog since I found your cute craft pumpkins post :)

Thanks for the heads up about the Michael's clearance! I found some clearanced floral stems and a white pitcher I've had my eye on forever - reg. $16.99 only $3.xx after discount! Yay!

Mary Ellen

Jeanette said...

I'm fairly new to your blog but enjoy it very much!

Donna said...

Manuela,
I read everyone of your posts ... you are on my blogroll. As I have told you before you are an inspiration to me!
Hugs,
Donna

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Manuela, how nice of you to offer this giveaway. You know I am a regular stalker of your lovely blog and home. I always look forward to your posts.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win....love your ideas! Mary Weaver

Denise said...

I love popping in to your blog and catching up with your posts :) What a generous giveaway too.....I love Amazon ;-)

Jennifer said...

what a great giveaway!!! I always look forward to your post because we have a lot in common! We both like cheap stuff!!! lol!!! I'm almost at 100 followers so I will be doing a giveaway hopefully real soon!!!
Have a good day!!!
~Jennifer

RicKaren said...

Hello from Karen in Idaho! I read and enjoy on a regular basis! I also share your love for Roosters/Chickens and all things red! ;)

Lynda@ One Project at a Time said...

Hi Manuela,
I'm Lynda. I'm an actual Georgia native living in the suburbs of Atlanta {there aren't a whole lot of us :) }. I'm really not sure how I found your blog about a month ago but I am glad I did. You are a wonderful inspiration. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Ally's Corner said...

Hey there, how do you like this heat? Enjoying the last few weeks of summer as school starts in 2 weeks. Got my free parson chairs for my kitchen last week I so love them. Have a great day!

Victoria said...

Wow, over 1000 followers...I am so not surprised! That is awesome and I am so glad you came back to the blogging world. My sis introduced me to your blog right before you stopped blogging and I was so disappointed.

Anyway, thank you for inspiring me to get up and get to work making my home beautiful by re-using and re-purposing items!

3LittleByrds said...

Hi Manuela. I'm Debbie originally from Florida and lived there all my life til 3 weeks ago. We up and moved to Dallas,Tx. We have no family here so it's alittle lonely but we love the area. I've been following your blog for almost a year now and love it.

Sue said...

HI - I'm Sue and new to your blog, love the red couch!! I have 3 of those myself. I also love Amazon and would love to enter your drawing.

sharonavinger said...

Hi! I'm from S.C. and love your blog! I appreciate your decorating style and the tips you give us. I stop in often to see what's new! I'd love to win a GC!

misskp said...

hi, I'm Karen. I have been "visiting" with you every day for a long, long time....well before you switched blogs! The Amazon gc is a great giveaway. Something I think everyone would love!

angiegirl71 said...

Hello...I'm Angie from Washington> I live off of Puget Sound. Love to follow your blog...I love toile and I love red & black. love seeing all your encouraging ideas... I wanted to say Thank you to you to your AWESOME.

Rachael Havens said...

Thank you for doing this giveaway. I follow your blog and I always look forward to seeing your creative ideas.

LindaSonia said...

Hi, I'm LindaSonia from Michigan - please enter me. Love visiting your blog :)

Mz V said...

Hi, It's Vickie from Texas. Love what you do!

Claudia said...

Hi Manuela,

You know I am a regular reader of your blog and I am grateful that you read mine as well. What a wonderful, generous giveaway!

xo
Claudia

Blogroll Please... said...

Hi, I'm Tara and I'm your newest follower! Please enter me.

t.m.price82@gmail.com

Sharon said...

Good day Manueala :) I am a follower and enjoy seeing what you are up to :) Thanks you for entering me in your generous giveaway. Have a beautiful day!

~Sharon

Jamie said...

Hi! I'm Jamie and I follow your blog! I like seeing all your inspiring finds and decor!
Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Hi.I pop in to read your blog a couple of times a week. I really love all the transformations you do.Please enter me. Teresa R. in NC.

Susie Homemaker said...

Hi Manuela...
Hope you are having a glorious day in your little corner of Our Great Country. I have been checking in on you every time you make a new post since we "met" on Kelli's blog in Show & Tell..it's been a great couple of years. You and I have much of the same tastes and I am always inspired by your projects...

What a nice giveaway...you are so sweet.

Blessings,
Susie

A Dusty Frame said...

Hi:) I'm Lizzie!
I love your blog and I love Amazon;)

Thanks!

Heather said...

Such a lovely thoughtful act of friendship Manuela! So like you! I'm Heather from A Place of Quiet Rest and I drop in and drool over your bold decor and thriving garden quite frequently! Daily, I think! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I get so many neat ideas from here, thanks! I could use a shopping spree at Amazon, please add me too!

Erica said...

Hi, I'm Erica and I really enjoy your blog! You have some really neat ideas :-)

Melissa Miller said...

Awesome giveaway Manuela! Thank you for having such an enjoyable blog and for the chance to win. We use Amazon for everything. Love it!

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

Kether said...

Hi, I'm Kether and I love your blog. I read from Bloglines regularly. You truly make people feel at home with your blog (and I'm sure in your home as well).

Kelley said...

GC is spelled G-I-F-T C-A-R-D. I'm not real bright, Manuela... Ewe know that! And you deserve the thanks!

Susan said...

Hi, I'm Susan, subscribed to your blog via Google Reader. I live in North Vancouver, BC, where my husband is a pastor. I love your blog and am so pleased when I see that its title is in bold letters, indicating a new post! Thanks!

wayside wanderer said...

I enjoy popping in here from google reader!

Stacy said...

Hi Manuella,

My name is Stacy. I am a sahm to three. We live in Seattle and I ADORE your blog. Checking it is the first thing i do every morning when I get up.
Thank you for the lovely inspiration you bring. xoxo

lynneandco said...

Hi! My name is Lynne and I discovered your blog a few months ago. It is now part of my daily routine. I love your pictures, your writing, your sharing. My 16 year old daughter and I loved your pictures of your gnomes. She collects them and I have a few, too. Please enter me in your drawing and keep up the fun blogging! :)

Gayla said...

I love your blog. I would love to win!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm Destiny and I live in your little corner of the world, which means that I'm enjoying this weeks rain as much as you are. I read your blog every single day!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Hi, it's nice to meet you. I just stumbled across...feel free to visit my blog as well! I'm Lauren from KY and I'm an entertainment blogger/freelance publicist. :)

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Karen Hargett said...

Count me in ;-)

BTW what color are you using to paint your walls? I like it.

Heather Feather said...

“Hi my name is Heather. I got married about a year ago and just love being a wife and love that you focus on being at home! Thanks and please enter me!

Brandi M said...

Hi there, I'm Brandi. I just ran across your blog about a month ago and love all the ideas you have! In fact, it re-awakened the creative side in me ;) Thanks for your awesome ideas and great posts!

Lori said...

Hello! I've been following for awhile now. Please add me. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

“Hi my name is Sharon please enter me” :-)
Thanks so much for your wonderful inspiration!!!
God Bless You & Your Family :-)

Wendy said...

Hi, I'm Wendy. I've been following your lovely blog for a while now. I love your mix of beauty with frugality!

Shilo said...

Manuela,
You are so sweet. You already know me but I will tell you that today I am finally conquering the pressure cooker!! I have been telling myself I need to learn forever and I'm finally doing it! :)

meri_drake said...

HI! I'm Meri in southern VA and a somewhat new follower. I LOVE the color red in my home, too and love to repurpose and be "frugal"...thanks for the generous giveaway!

Debbie said...

I came over to say thank you so much for coming to my tea party!
My name is Debbie and it was a real treat to have your company!
Please, enter me in your lovely and very generous competition!

DEBBIE MOSS

I'm Sheila Atchley. said...

I'm Sheila...I just found your blog this past week, and enjoy it very much!

Thanks for the chance to win the gift cards to Amazon! Blessings on your day...

Domestic Bliss said...

Hey Manuela, As you know, I love your blog and would love to win the Amazon GC - if would help to feed my decorating book appetite! Have a wonderful day. Lisa

Christy said...

Hi Manuela, I read your blog every day. I'm a mom of 6 girls that loves to pretty up my home on a budget, and I think you love toile *almost* as much as I do! ;)

Mary Feagley said...

Hi, I'm Mary from the Hoosier state! I'm mom to a 3 year old girl, a full-time teacher, singer, shopper, cook, maid, gofer, you know the drill! Love your easy decorating style, especially that ever-changing hutch!

Tautchia (at) LettingGoOfPerfect said...

Hi! I'm Tautchia from Illinois. I just recently found your blog & I adore all of the decor ideas you post!
Your home is gorgeous & I love the painted books idea.
Thanks for sharing your ideas with us :)
BTW - I would love to be entered in the drawing.

Paula said...

Hi, Manuela! Your blog is one of my favorites!

Adrienne said...

Hi Manuela, my name is Adrienne and I'm a born and raised California girl. I've been visiting your blog for about a year now. I wish I had your creativity. I'm 7.5 months pregnant with our first child so now I'm on the lookout for cute nursery ideas.

Thank You!
adrienne456@hotmail.com

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Good afternoon Manuela! I follow you all the time! Please add me to your giveaway...and thank you!
Blessings,
Debbie

Melissa Searle said...

Hi Manuela, :)
I love your blog! :) Been following for a few weeks now. :) I would love to win! Thank you. :)
Melissa

Susan in SC said...

Hi Manuela, I am Susan. I pop in to read your blog and always leave feeling inspired. Thanks for doing such a great job!

Debbie said...

Hi Manuela! I'm Debbie from WV. You do a wonderful job with your blog!

june@craftyniche said...

I'm one of your regular readers! Love coming by your blog. :) Enter me please!

Chook said...

Hi Manuela,My name is Denise aka Chook,I have just recently found your blog from somewhere and am loving your likeness for red things,your photography is fab & well... I crave your chook ornaments!*sniff,sniff*I would love to win this cos I never win anything anywhere...:)Your blog just ROCKS!!

Milehimama said...

Hi there,
I'm Milehimama at Mama Says, mother of (almost) 9 and I live vicariously through your blog. I love love love your style and hope (someday) my home will be as lovely and homey as yours. As soon as we outgrow the Bumbos and Little Tykes plastic chairs in the living room.

Pen Pen said...

Hi, it's Penny... I love your thriftiness and your designs ... very classy!

ginny said...

Hi Manuela...I'm ginny and I have your blog on my favorites. I love your decorating ideas and all the thrifting that you do. You are an inspiration.
I would love to win the Amazon GC, as I already have a list of things that I would love to get only they get pushed into the "save for later" part of my account!

Donna said...

Hi Manuela,
I have been following your blog for about a year. I love your use of color to decorate your house and your dish border on your garden. Please enter me in your give away. Thanks so much!!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

My name is Kim and I love your blog. I always look forward to your posts. And I would love to win a GC from Amazon. But then who wouldn't?

Lorinda Herrell said...

Hi, I am Lorinda from the Hoosier state. I have been reading your blog for a long time and truly enjoy it! Thank you!

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
That is amazing that you have 1,000followers amd I am happy to count myself as one! Please count me in for the giveaway.
Hugs, Rhondi

Gay said...

Thank you for your blog....it is very enjoyable and filled with wonderful ideas.

japink said...

Hello! I'm Julie and I LOVE your decorating style, please enter me!

Christie said...

Hi Manuela! My name's Christie, and i've been following your blog for.... ages :) I tend to be a "quiet lurker" though. I always love to see what new beautiful things you've come up with!

The Odd Bird said...

Hi... I'm jaYne in Alabama...I've been following your blog a couple of weeks now. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Jacki said...

I'm here every time the blogging doors are open! Hope I win.

Debbie said...

Hi, I'm Debbie, and I'm a toile loving, Manuela wannabe...

Short and sweet. And... no toile in the family room yet? Oh nooooo.

Carmen Claypool said...

Hi, I'm Carmen. My daughter has just introduced me to the wonderful world of homemakers blogging...I can't tear myself away.

Thanks for inspiring me to do a makeover of my family room this past weekend, shopped from other rooms, and I love it!

Linda said...

Hi Manuela,

My name is Linda and I have been following your blog for inspiration and gardening enjoyment. If we were neighbors we would have lots to talk about over the fence as we indulged in "dirt time!" Keep up the great post and keep me inspired!! Oh....and I would love to be entered in this give-a-way!

Sha nay nay said...

My name is Shannon and I love looking for inspiration on all things crafty.

Lisa said...

Hi Manuela, I'm Lisa and I read your blog daily. I've commented before, but it has been a while. Thank you for sharing your finds and how you rework them. You've really taught me alot about how to decorate on a shoe-string budget!

Mrs. M said...

I have just recently found your blog and I've been working my way through the older posts. So inspiring!!!

Mary Ellen said...

It is always a pleasure to come by your place Manuela!! How fun that you are having a giveaway! You know me I LOVE giveaways!! I wonder if there is a bumper sticker that states " I break for giveaways!"

bee blessed
mary

Joanne said...

I've been following your blog for about 6 months now and look forward to each post! I'm also in the Atlanta area and hope someday I might accidentally run into you!
Joanne

julie miller said...

Hi, My name is Julie! My hubs and I own a dairy farm in Wisconsin, have three grown kids and one sweet little grandson!! I have been a junker for many years and love to gather and decorate! I'm a fairly new follower and would be honored to enter your giveaway! Thanks, Julie

Linda said...

Hi Manuela~ wonderful giveaway! I've been following your beautiful blog for awhile now~ you were one of the first blogs I followed!

DG said...

Your blog is so cute - I love discovering new blogs and I found yours by searching for some quilting advice! I now follow as well through gfc :)

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot]com

sewingseeds4U said...

Hi Manuela, it's Patty. You already know I love your blog!

Bonnie said...

Hi, there! Nice giveaway. I've been reading your blog on my reader for a while. :)

Swainston Vinyl & Dezign said...

HI! My name is Shannon and I came across your blog through some other blog...can't remember which one but I liked your stuff so I became a follower! Thanks for the opportunity for a giveaway!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a great giveaway. I hope you know how much I love visiting your blog!
Blessings,
Marcia

Vicki in UT said...

I am Vicki. I garden, and can what I grow. I try to find ways to live frugally and enjoy it.
vmfisher@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, Manuela...
My name is Sheri and I love love love your blog ....I love the way you decorate on so little, but I can't seem to find all the goodies you do in my area...so I am living vicariously thru you..lol..I look at your blog every day..

Vonnie said...

hi! I'm Yvonne. My friends call me Vonnie. I've been following for nearly a year and have enjoyed your finds and ideas. I too have a little garden and love red!
Thank YOU for all of the love you pt into your blog that brings us all so much joy.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I think you know by now I ALWAYS come here to be inspired! You really are the best. Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!

Michele said...

Manuela, your blog is one of my top favorites. I love to see pictures of your home and be inspired by your great ideas.

ElizaBeth said...

Thanks for all your inspiration Manuela - you prove that paint, imagination and a GREAT sense of style, are a girls best friend.

Jenni said...

Hi Manuela~

Well, you already know me~ this is Jenni from Nest to Keep. I love how your paneling looks from the sneak peek! I always, ALWAYS enjoy your blog, and seeing what you are up to around your home and garden. I especially love reading about your garden, because sometimes I have a hard time knowing where to start in that area! :)

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to win such a fantastic giveaway! You are always so thoughtful!

Blessings,
Jenni

Grammy said...

I too love toile and I enjoy your blog. I recently saw black & white toile curtains in a B&B that was a fire station years ago. The windows were huge paladiums and the curtains ran floor to ceiling. Gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Hi, Manuela - I began reading your blog a few months ago and I really love your style! Both inside the house and out! Please enter me in this giveaway. Thanks! Wendy

Anonymous said...

I would love to win....love your ideas and thank you so much for sharing them! Crystal P Bismarck, ND

Darlene said...

Hi Manuela,

I am a faithful reader of your blog. You are SOOOOO inspiring to me. Thanks for having this giveaway and I would LOVE to be entered.♥

Marianne@Songbird said...

Let me just return the favor and THANK YOU for so much entertainment, inspiration and good times. Keep blogging and I will keep reading!

Kristi said...

Hi! My name is Kristi. Thanks for the great giveaway. :)

kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Manuela,

Thank you for putting in the time and effort into your blog! I love your pictures and the way you don't spend a lot of money to have a pretty home! I'd love to be entered in your contest as I love Amazon and reading!

Jenny

Terri aka Penny Ann Poundwise said...

Hi Manuela,
I've been dropping by for a bit over a year now. This past week I needed a vacation...So I took one here at home reading the archives of this blog! Yesterday I was cleaning and decluttering the china storage and decided to roll my placemats (thank you! They fit much better and now I can see what I have) and I used a whole separate drawer to lay out napkins in stacks of like colors.
I've been interested to read all your money saving ways, gardening ideas and such. I'm learning about decorating after 30 years of homemaking.
So thank you for your honesty, your inspiration and your fearlessness when it comes to what you like and how you use it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Manuela,
Your blog is always intriguing and surprising. One never knows how your creativity will come through. Thanks for the variety of subjects and pictures of your lovely home projects. Best of all, thanks for that picture of your "golden" who looks just like mine. Please enter me in your giveaway. God bless you. Hope

It's Just Dottie said...

I really like your blog and love reading it. My name is Dottie. Please enter me in the give a way.
Dottie

Recycled Rita said...

What a nice giveaway! We love you too Manuela...you are always an inspiration! karen....

Terri said...

Hey, it's Terri from Lakewood Manor. What a nice thing to do!

Jenn said...

I don't subscribe, I probably should. But I like popping in to see if there is something news -- I like the surprise! I am Jenn, I am trying so hard to get my house in order, but we don't have Hobby Lobby in MA (and I live far from TJ Maxx and Marshalls........) Ugh!I do most of my shopping online!

Kristi said...

Hi there! I'm SO glad I found your blog because our styles are so much alike! I like to "follow" because then I don't miss a post!! I'd love to be in the drawing!! :)
Kristi

Mary in AR said...

Hi, my name is Mary, I live in central Arkansas, and I adore your blog. I've been reading it for about 18 months and have learned so much about "repurposing and remaking" things for my home. I too love toile and wish I had more. Thank you for offering this great giveaway; please enter me.

Kristen said...

Hi. I have read your blog for a long time. I love it. Your home is beautiful.

I'm Kristen. Married. Stay at home mom to 3 boys. My hubs is a preacher and works computers to feed us.

Nice meeting you. I'd love to be entered.

Kristen (searchforgod@yahoo.com)

Janelle said...

Hello, thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

Sena said...

Hi Manuela, I'm Sena. Please enter me into this great drawing! Thanks!
sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

Mrs.Rabe said...

Hi Manuela!

I just saw this post! We have been away for a family reunion then had company since we got home!

What a great give away!

Sign me up! I love Amazon!

Kelly said...

Hi! I'm Kelly and I love your beautiful photos and decorating ideas!

Kara said...

Hi, I am Kara, and LoVe your post, found it thru Etiquette with Miss Janice... Please enter me into the drawing....
Keep up the 'caring' blog. ♥

Anonymous said...

Hi...my name is Suzi F.
and I looooooooooooove your blog...

My Cozy Cubby said...

Hi!
How nice of you! I just stopped by to see the latest of your creations, but hey, I'll take the gift card!!
Have a good weekend!

Pamela

Lacey said...

Hello My Name is Lacey. I am a mother to 3 ages 4,3, and almost 2. I love your blog! I Can't wait til the day I can have pretty stuff around my house without the risk of tiny hands wrecking it. Love everything you do!

Anonymous said...

Hello from warm & humid PA! I found your blog some time ago from Coffee Tea Books & Me. Have greatly enjoyed your decorating tips. Thanks for all you do!

Lori

Pal Sal said...

Hello:

I have been following your blog for about 6 months now, your blog is my most favorite!

You have the best attitude and I love the way you decorate, I love it all! I live in Alabama, so I am in the HOT HOT South as well - lol!!!

Thank you for your blog, I know if I am ever having a bad day, all I have to do is click on your site and I am in a much better mood and frame of mind!

Thank you so much, I feel like you are a close friend!

Sally Booth @ sallyjobooth@bellsouth.net
(no blog of my own...........)

Kitty Cardero said...

Hi, I haven't been following you for that long so I've been reading the older entries. I love your style.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love your blog.

Anonymous said...

Please sign me up for the Amazon give away! (Who doesn't like gift cards!)I just came across your site today and love it! You are giving me so many ideas! Thank you for being an inspiration...I will definitely be visiting on a regular basis! :)
~ Holly C. from Tacoma, WA

Rhonda said...

Hi Manuela
what a fun giveaway - Amazon is my favorite online merchant. they seem to have everything.

I thought of you today while shopping at a thrift store, I got an old issue of Southern Living with hydrangeas on the cover, thank you for all your help with mine.

unfinished said...

Hi Manuela, My name is Cindy at drj1s@sti.net. Please enter me in your drawing. Maybe we'll get to know each other when I start my blog. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
My name is Gwyn. I love your blog, especially how you decorate with toile. Your home is beautiful.

Claire Splan said...

Hi Manuela! I just found your blog and I'm really enjoying it!

Claire
CASplan at sbcglobal dot net

Melissa Miller said...

Manuela I'm having a GC giveaway if you would like to enter. I know you enjoy books so I thought I would mention it! *Smiles*

diXymiss said...

Hi Manuela! You know me, but I must reiterate how much I enjoy your blog, love your style, and am inspired by your creative genius! ThanX for the generous giveaway.

XoXoX
diXymiss

Grandma said...

Hi Manuela, I am Gloria and I LOVE your blog. I have "copied" so many ideas from your house to mine. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Maria said...

HI Manuela your blog has a lot of inspiration, every morning that I have a chance I check yours this GC giveaway is so much fun I would love to be entered.
mmendez620@aol.com

mcnairy said...

Manuela,
I follow you with Google Reader as you are one of the most gracious and down-to-earth bloggers with oodles and oodles of inspiration ideas. Susie

Linda said...

Hi, please pick me! Thanks! Love your style!

Dena said...

Hi Manuela,

What a wonderful giveaway! Did you say...no toile? Heheee :)

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Hugs,
Dena

ellie said...

Hi Manuela..we have been "friends" for years..it sure seems like it doesn't it. You know I love you and your blog....

Michelle said...

Hi Manuela! I love your blog - I found you either via Copper's Wife or Coffee, Tea, Books and Me. I'm not sure which one. :) Have a lovely summer!

Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Kristen. I love to pop inand read your blog when I get a chance. you are a talented lady!

women@northshorefellowship.org

Vida said...

Hi! My name is Vida. I really enjoy your lovely blog! It's fun to see all the beautiful and creative things you do around your home. Thanks for holding this very generous giveaway! I'd love to enter!
~ Vida

Iris said...

Hi, I'm Ladyiris from Nebraska. I have been reading your blog for 6 months now. Please enter me in your drawing Thank you.

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