Lightroom 5 Class {+ a GIVEAWAY!}

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The giveaway has ended, and the winner is Robyn! Check your inbox, Robyn! :) a Rafflecopter giveaway As this post goes live, I will be sitting in a hotel room in Atlanta, practicing my deep breathing exercises and applying my anti-freakout essential oils in preparation for teaching a giant roomful of bloggers about how to use Lightroom 5 at the Haven Conference.  Actually that’s probably not true. I’ll probably be recovering from drinking a few too many glasses of wine from my trusty blue … [Read more...]

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Dream Vacation Giveaway to Anna Maria Island, Florida

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As a child from Alabama I grew up vacationing in Panama City Beach (aka the Redneck Riviera), where the high-rise condos line the Miracle Strip like Wall Street, completely blocking your view of the water with 18 stories of concrete and metal railings.  In college we started going to Destin and Fort Walton Beach, which still had high rise condos interspersed with cute beach houses and plenty of sugar sand beaches.  These days my family makes the Spring Break drive to the 30-A towns of Seaside, … [Read more...]

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Father’s Day Giveaway from Duluth Trading Co.

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T- minus six days until Father’s Day is here, and as usual I have absolutely NO clue what gift to buy my husband. Or my dad. Or my Father-in-law.   Together those three are like the founding members of the Impossible to Buy Gifts For Guys Club. They form a frustrating trifecta of men who can afford to buy themselves whatever they want but don’t really need anything. So, every single year I go through the motions of trying decide what to buy them on Father’s Day and typically wind … [Read more...]

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Balsam Hill Christmas Tree Gift Card Giveaway

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This is an exciting day!  After all the Christmas decorating and holiday house walk posts last week, I now get the pleasure of giving YOU the chance to win something for your own holiday decorating at home!  Balsam Hill has agreed to give away not one, not two, not three or four or eight… but TWELVE gift cards to TWELVE lucky blog readers!   We are SO excited about this one!  First, let's show you a round up of all of the beautiful Balsam Hill Christmas trees that were decorated by the 12 … [Read more...]

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It’s a KitchenAid mixer Giveaway!

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Who wants to win a KitchenAid Mixer, y’all?? Seriously, I have waited my whole blogging life to say those words!  Today I’m teaming up with this group of awesome bloggers to give one away to one lucky reader!  Simply Stacie | Dear Crissy | Taste and Tell | Chocolate, Chocolate and More The Little Kitchen | The Idea Room | My Whole Food Life Unskinny Boppy| Roxana’s Home Baking | Namely Marly I am SO excited about this giveaway today. When I was asked to join in a giveaway for a … [Read more...]

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A Shameless Facebook Fan Drive

Win Adobe Lightroom

It's been a while since we had a good giveaway around these parts. I think it's time to do something about that. So when Adobe reached out and asked me if I would be willing to review the new features of Lightroom 5 for them I wrote them back and said "Hey, Adobe!  That's great, but what about my readers?"  After a bit of arm twisting and hair pulling, (ok, not really) they agreed to provide not one but TWO COPIES of Lightroom 5 for me to giveaway to two lucky winners! Woot! But first, there is … [Read more...]

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Giveaway: Creatively Made Home E-Course {for the Holidays}

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Last year my good friend Jen Rizzo teamed up with Jeanne Oliver and a group of inspiring women to bring us the Creatively Made Home e-courses.   Going through these courses last year made me SO happy.  Let me try to put into words what this series was like for me.  Imagine that you check your weekend schedule and realize you have absolutely nothing planned to do. Your house is already clean and your laundry is all folded and put away.  Then you realize the kids are staying over at Grandma’s … [Read more...]

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A Great Big Pfaltzgraff Country Cupboard Giveaway!

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Pfaltzgraff provided me with the dishes featured in this post to provide a review of their product along with the giveaways for my readers.  All opinions are my own, and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. When you’ve been happily married for nearly ten years with no hope of anyone ever throwing you another wedding shower, the prospect of getting new place settings of gorgeous dishes sounds pretty appealing.  When Pfaltzgraff reached out to me asking if I would review a set … [Read more...]

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The Best (and cheapest) Father’s Day Gift Idea- Clean his grill!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway When Procter and Gamble reached out to me asking if I would be interested in sampling some of their products for a post on how to get ready for summer entertaining I thought to myself, “Dudes, do I have a MAJOR JOB for you.”  It’s like they had a crystal ball and knew just how desperate my porch was for a scrub-down.  Over the winter, our back patio turned into a grime-fest to rival the dump truck bumper from Toy Story 3 where Lotso was tied up at the end.  Somehow … [Read more...]

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Family Rules Sign Giveaway

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Hey friends! Welcome to the time of year on the blog when nothing creative seems to be able to emerge from my hands or mouth. That’s right… I’m officially in my annual Springtime blogging funk where I can no longer be trusted to be entertaining, so I am not even going to try. When the weather is perfect and my flower beds start calling my name, I have to answer the call.  I am taking some time away from the computer to actually live my life for a while so that I can come back here and blog about … [Read more...]

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