Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My Blog Birthday GIVEAWAY~ A Few of My Favorite Things


Can you believe that my little blog is already a year old!?
I know I can't.

I am so thankful for all of you. Your love, support, kindness, thoughts, and encouragement have meant so much to me over the past year. I feel so blessed by the friendships I have made and by the amazing people I have met. 

As a thank you, I wanted to put together a little giveaway. Truth be told, I wish I could give something to each and every one of you. But, I hope that one of you will really love to receive this prize.

I put together a few of my very favorite things to give away. First, a chalkboard that I made that measures 15 1/2" x 9". I forgot to take a picture of the back, but it is just as cute as the front. I Mod Podged vintage book pages on it. It is hung by a cream satin ribbon. 




Also, I have included a book of perfectly aged vintage sheet music, and a bunch of lavendar from right here in Idaho. My sweet neighbor gave this to me from her yard last summer and it smells like heaven.


I also included 18 grey and white swirly straws for your next party. I <3 swirly straws! 
The little vintage milk glass in the picture is also included. Don't you just love its pedestal base?



And, last but not least, I have included one of my Pottery Barn knock off burlap table runners that measures 68" x 16 1/2". {Tutorial Here}. I washed the burlap so it is much softer and doesn't smell bad. {Washing and cutting burlap tutorial Here}


To recap, if you win, you will receive:
~ a chalkboard
~a book of sheet music
~swirly straws
~vintage milk glass
~a bunch of heavenly lavendar
~a burlap table runner




To enter, all you have to do is be a follower of Ella Claire and leave a comment here on this post :).

I have had a hard time responding to some of your comments because you are no-reply commenters. Please make sure you leave your contact information if you are one of those.


The giveaway closes at midnight {mountain time} on Monday night, January 21st. I will use random.org to pick a winner. At this time I can only ship within the United States.


Thank you, again, for all of your kindness and loving support this past year. I am so excited for all of the things this next year will bring.

xoxo

141 comments :

Tasha Christensen said...

I would love to win!! I enjoy following your lovely-ness and slowly adding vintage flair to my home. Thank you for your words and inspiration!!

City Farmhouse said...

Happy 1 yr Kristen!!! Your giveaway looks amazing! You have created such a beautiful and inspiring place to visit, thank you, you make it easy to follow:). Count me in! I am alreay a follower:). Happy day, Jen

Heidi @ Moms Crafty Space said...

Happy one year blogiversary! Here's to many more years to come! I LOVE all of your favorite things!

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

Happy anniversary sweet girl!! I think I should win!!! :)

Pink Scissors Design said...

Happy Blogiversary! I follow via GFC & Facebook.

Deborah
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

Heather said...

Wow~ What a cute set! I'd love to win this awesome giveaway! Congratulations on your one-year!!!

--Heather Y.
heather.young7@yahoo.com

Jill Hulsey said...

Happy 1 year Birthday!!! Truly love the inspiration you share ! (I follow on google+, Facebook, & Pinterest)

Jill

Susan said...

Happy anniversary! I love your reading your blog. I would love that wonderful little package of goodies to find a home with me!

Rachael said...

Bummer, I just saw this. I enjoy reading your blog and this is a lovely giveaway! As a recent NC transplant, I truly miss the abundant lavender in Idaho! ::-)

Lori said...

Happy Birthday! Fortunately for me - I already "Like" you. It seems many of your favorite things are also mine! THanks

Wendy said...

I'm a new follower and love to visit every day! Your blog is so inspiring and fun. Congratulations on one year! What a wonderful giveaway. ♥

Kieliszek said...

Happy blog birthday! I've had our family blog for 4 1/2 yrs now and love blogging.
Kieliszek1@hotmail.com
~Deanna

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

Happy Blog Birthday to you! Thanks for offering such a sweet giveaway!
Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

Angela said...

YAY! Happy Birthday Annverisary Blog! Thanks for the inspiration you show to your readers! I hope I win.

Ashley at flats to flip flops said...

Happy Blogiversary! So glad to have found you through Idaho Bloggers Guild!!
Ashley:)
flatstoflipflops@yahoo.com

Amber said...

Love your blog! Congrats on one year of beautiful blogging!

Kelly Rinzema said...

Happy Bloggy birthday friend!! Loving those straws :)

Jennay said...

Happy blogiversary to you! It's amazing how fast a year goes! Hope you celebrate today!!

Mary said...

Happy Blogiversary! Although a newer follower, I look forward to every new post. You have wonderful style!!!

Shannon said...

Happy 1 year to you!! Lovely giveaway items :)

Melissa said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!! What a fabulous giveaway! I am already a happy follower and love your blog! Fingers crossed! :)

*katie said...

Oh, so fun! Happy year to you!

Natassia Butler said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I am so in-love with that sweet chalkboard!
Hoping to win!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Happy Blogiversary!
I am a newer Follower and would Love to be entered in your Giveaway!
Love your Blog!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Holly said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love the personal selections for this giveaway.

grace said...

those look like some of my favorite things as well!

gmann9193@gmail.com

Sparkling Twine said...

Happy one year!
I love your chalkboard designs and crafts, check mine out here: http://sparklingtwine.com/2013/01/15/diy-kraft-paper-flower-chalkboard-art/
I also have a lot of great downloables & printables!

robertkaye said...

Happy Anniversary for you Blog! Thank you for the chance to win!

Such beauty in everything you are giving, Surely to be loved no matter who wins it =)

Thank you!
Amanda Kaye Grant
robertkaye@charter.net

stephmansdoerfer said...

Congrats! Thanks for your generous heart in so willingly sharing so many great ideas and beautiful things on your blog! I have greatly enjoyed following you. Best wishes in the coming year!

A Thrifted Market said...

Congrats on one year! I could so use the straws for my daughters upcoming baby shower and the other goodies are so fun for me! Thanks for the chance..I'm a follower.

Tina B. said...

Happy 1st Birthday!!! Thanks for sharing...

Allison said...

Happy 1 year. I love your blog and all of your tutorials and decoration! You are so creative! I would love to win this giveaway! :)

Martha Elkins said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your blog and am a new follower. Your burlap runner is one of the next things on my list of DIY attempts. I am having a baby boy in May and we are naming him Grey. The straws would be perfect for the shower. My daughter's name is Ella Kathryn, so the name of your blog caught my eye first. You are amazing at what you do!
Marti

McKenzie Guymon said...

This is such a fun giveaway! I hope I win! Happy Blog Birthday!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Happy Blog Birthday! This is a sweet giveaway! I'm happily following along!

Vieva Lathrop said...

Enjoying Your Blog And Following You On Facebook! Thank You For This Fun Giveaway, You Are So Sweet!
Happy Blog Birthday!

Sandy A said...

Happy First Blogiversary!! I enjoy reading following you. Thank you for this lovely and generous give away...

~ rooms FOR rent ~ said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!! Isn't it so exciting when a blog birthday comes around :) So glad you started, you provide lots of inspiration to me :) ~Bre
p.s. love your giveaway!!

keri @ shaken together said...

I am a follower and what a wonderful giveaway!! Some of your favorite things are my favorite things! I collect milk glass and lavender is one of my favorite scents EVER! Happy blogiversary :)

Jaime Richter said...

Happy birthday! So happy I stumbled across your blog this year!

Juliana Lopes said...

Congratulations on your one year! Keep up with the good work, I just love your blog =)

Cozy Little House said...

You've come a long way in a year! I'm so proud of you!
Brenda

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

Happy Blog Birthday Ella Claire!
Iam so happy to have come across your blog. And hopefully one day we will get to meet in person.
What a lovely Giveaway!
Emily

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

Happy to say I'm a follower! What a great giveaway! Congrats on your milestone!

Sarah said...

Congrats again! Would love to be entered, of course I am a follower- how could I not be???
:)

Ashlee Adkins said...

I want all of those things! I want to cry a little I want them so bad! :) love you times one billion.

Melodee said...

how fun! I love each and every thing you have on here! your blog is adorable. so glad I found it and am following you:)

marie said...

I have your blog on my blogroll and have enjoyed reading it regularly for several months...now I'm officially a "follower" too!

What a fun giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win! Happy 1st year too!

Charity West said...

Yay! Happy anniversary! What a cute assemblage of stuff, and so fun of you to share your favorites. :)

joyhester said...

Love all the stuff and would love to win!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Happy Blogversary, Kristen! What a fun giveaway...I would love to win!

Sha said...

I just came across your blog the other day and am loving it! We have similar styles so I love looking at your pictures.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Happy Blogversary! Wonderful giveaway, love the chalkboard! Thanks for the chance to win!

tberg said...

Love your blog!!! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway :) I subscribe by email and facebook!

cherylj said...

Happy Anniversary! I follow your wonderful blog.

Torrie said...

I am a new follower and sorry that I didn't find you sooner. Happy Blogging.

Emily said...

Amazing and inspiring blog! IIt is one of the loveliest places and I wish you the best!
Ecenockson@gmail.com

Kaitlin Boles said...

Congratulations and Happy Blogiversary! I am a following your blog via GFC! Thank you for an awesome giveaway! I would love use these items at my bridal shower and/or wedding this year! Good luck to everyone who has entered!

kaitlin(dot)boles(at)gmail(dot)com

Carolyn said...

Oh my stars - what a lovely giveaway. I'm following via GFC and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Angel said...

How exciting! Happy Anniversary! I love your blog! Would love to win these adorable goodies :-) I am a follower on your blog & facebook.


Laura Rahel said...

Happy Blogiversary! You're blog is tremendously successful for being only a year old. Love your eye for design and would love these pieces.
laura.rahel.crosby@hotmail.com
laurarahel.blogspot.com

Heidi Sorensen said...

Congrats and way to follow your dream! I absolutely love to see what you create. You are inspiring me to get my thrift one ;) ha ha

Carrie Shauna said...

Happy anniversary. You have a lovely blog

Sarah McK said...

Woohoo! I hope I win!!

meganlaski said...

I just found your blog through Pinterest, and it is so great! Can't wait to see all the great posts to come!

Erika said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! Happy Blog Birthday! saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

Amber and The Boys said...

I "like" you. :)

Cindy said...

I'm now a follower! I love your blog! What a great giveaway- thanks for the chance!

Emily...always in fashion said...

I am so glad I am invited to this birthday party! I love it!

Taylor Wintle said...

Happy One Year!!! Thank you for a great blog!!!

saucequeen said...

Happy one year! I found your blog when I
Was trying to figure out how to wash burlap...
and I'm so glad I did! I love it! Blessings!

Carol Parrish said...

Would love to win. You are one talented little lady.

Wren said...

I would love to win but more than that I LOVE your blog! I look forward to the post every day. wrendavid@hotmail.com

Ellen said...

Happy One Year Anniversary! You have a precious blog - I enjoy getting lost in it with my morning coffee.... :-)

alisonbrock said...

Love your blog...the pics are beautiful! The burlap table runner tutorial is exactly what I'm looking for. I would love to win the giveaway. Thanks!

rdame said...

happy blog birthday!
love it all!!

Cathy B said...

Happy Birthday...I'm happy to be starting with you new as you go into your second year. Love the chalkboard and it would be a great addition to my kitchen.

Ann Marie Heasley said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thank you so much, I am so glad to have met you and found your blog. Big hugs, and congrats!

Lorene Holbrook said...

Oh yeah. I follow you! Great give away! Thanks!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Happy Blog Birthday Kristen! I am a subscriber to your RSS feed and a follower!

Tania

Melody said...

I have followed your blog for a while. Hard to believe it has been a year. Happy Birthday!!

Heather said...

Happy birthday to your blog! I love looking at it - so pretty :)

Lex said...

Woo Hoo! Everyone loves a giveaway! I just love when people leave comments! :) So happy you have had this blog for a year, can't believe how time flies and how many fun things you have posted on here. You are a doll! Miss you! LOVE following you on your blog!

Sara @ CleverPinkPirate.com said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am your newest follower via GFC!

Susan T. said...

Happy Happy Blogiversary! ♪♫♪

I enjoy your blog so much and get lots of great ideas! Thank you!!!

What a lovely giveaway!

Blessings,
Susan
prairie-blossom@att.net

Tracey said...

You have such a sweet and beautiful blog! It's a wonderful reflection of you as a blogger. Happy Blogiversary!! Looking forward to what you will share in the next year!!

♥ Tracey

utah beach kids said...

I just very recently found your blog and I love it! Thanks for all your ideas. I would love to win this fabulous giveaway :) Happy Anniversary!

Holly said...

Happy Blog Birhtday!!! I love it -- it's such a happy, soft blog full of sweetness!

Susan N. said...

Happy 1 Year Anniversary! I just started following your blog and it has been amazing. I have been looking at all your incredible ideas, thank you for sharing. What a generous giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win. P.S. Your daughter is just toooooo cute!

tessie said...

What a generous giveaway! I just love everything you chose.
Macintosh603@hotmail.com

Keeping It Cozy said...

Congrats on one year! Your blog is always a joy to visit. And what a wonderful giveaway.

Mandy Justin said...

What an awesome giveaway! Congrats on 1 year!

I'm now following you on GFC as Mandy and Justin!

aandj8804[at]gmail.com

Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary!
Debbie

Renee A Davis said...

Happy Anniversary, I love your blog. Would love to win the lovely items you are giving away...!!

God Bless, Renee A
reneeadavis@yahoo.com

Pendra said...

Happy Blogiversary! One year is a BIG milestone, congrats! I've just joined your journey in the last few weeks, but I am so glad that I found you along the way! Here's to wishing you another wonderful year in Blogland! Thanks for the chance to win all these wonderful goodies!
Hugs,
Pendra

Lorenda said...

Love your blog! It is very inspiring!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Just found your lovely blog and would love to be entered in this lovely giveaway!

Erin said...

Happy Blogiversary, Kristen! Your blog is such a beautiful and inspiring place to visit. :)

Take care,
Erin
Carolina Country Living

Maggie said...

I'm a follower!
Happy blog birthday!
xoxox

Jessica said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I fell in love with your blog several months ago when I saw your "Pumpkins Apples Hayrides" sign on pinterest and I was totally obsessed. I actually made it....and it turned out DARLING! Its my favorite fall decoration hands down. Ever since then I never miss a post. :) Thanks for sharing all of your cute projects with the world! I sure love them! -Jessica (jessica6418@gmail.com)

Kimberly @ A Night Owl said...

new follower via gfc! xo, Kimberly
kimberly.bagley@gmail.com

Audrey said...

Happy Blog Birthday!! What a great year it's been! I've had so much fun learning from you! I'm so in love with your blog! You have inspired me beyond words!! Thanks for all the inspiration...and help too! ;0)

Audrey Blanchard...you know how to find me! :)

Margaret Lambdin said...

Conrats on your anniversity of your blog. I really enjoy your posts and it's really nice of U to have a give away to celebrate! Hope I win!

Courtney said...

That is one of the best giveaways I have ever seen! Happy blogiversary!! I'm coming up on my one year too and your blog is what finally pushed me over the edge to have mine professionally designed. I'm working with Kristin too! Thank you! And best wishes for continued success!

Carmi said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Love your blog...sweet and inspiring! :)

20 North Ora said...

Congratulations on your year of blogging! Your giveaway is great and I would absolutely love to have each and every item you have picked out. Thanks for the giveaway and again, congratulations.

Judy

malia said...

Congrats! You have a lovely blog. Wishing you continued success!

tnekker said...

Very cute give-away items!

Angie Holden said...

Great giveaway! I follow via facebook! :)

rachel said...

What a lovely giveaway collection :)

Gena said...

Congratulations! I love your blog! What a great giveaway. Love chalkboards and burlap! Looking forward to more of your wonderful posts in the coming years! gena.hawkins@alcatel-lucent.com

Jenn @ Clean and Scentsible said...

Happy, happy birthday!! I'm so glad that I came across your lovely blog and look forward to getting to know you better. Fabulous giveaway and I would love to win. Can't wait to see what you will be up to this year!
Jenn xo
P.S. I am in Canada but have a US shipping address. :)
cleanandscentsible@yahoo.ca

Lynn said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Thank you for the lovely giveaway. Kristin's blog led me to you.

Mary said...

I have absolutely LOVED your blog, and wish you congratulations on this milestone! Here's to many more beautiful posts and projects!!

Joy Cornell said...

Happy 1 year Birthday love your blog!!
joybell71@gmail.com is my email...

mbb said...

I just found your bloga few weeks ago and really love it. You are doing such a great job with it--Congratulations!!!

Audra said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! Your blog is one of my all time favorites that I read, I hope I win, but even if I don't it is a great gift for anyone.

chrichri said...

What a gorgeous giveaway! I love your style and feel like crafting something new everytime I read your blog :)

christen said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love that I found your blog - it's just lovely.

Erika said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary! Love reading your blog and have now subscribed. Thanks for sharing!

erikacarey@charter.net

Elisabeth said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I'd love to win! I am following on GFC. :)

vandango33@gmail.com

Stacey said...

So sweet of you to have a give away. I found your blog about a month ago. Your family room just knocks my socks off!

southerncharms1 said...

Love your blog. Would love to win! Happy Blog Birthday!

Michelle said...

Love your blog! Love all of these items - Would love to win! :)

Alaine88 said...

happy blog birthday!!! I'd love to win :)
family74014 at gmail dot com

thefieryredhead said...

As a new blogger, I offer my congratulations on one year! Quite a feat. Your work is beautiful and I wish you many happy blogging years ahead!

lifeunfolds.com said...

Happy anniversary! msmaf at ymail dot com

Gallegos Newsletter said...

Happy Blog Birthday that is great! What a fun giveaway! I enjoy following your blog and I am looking forward to another fun year!

Roman M said...

Congrats on a great year!

Roman.c.moss (at) gmail (dot) com

Liz said...

I would love to win this giveaway. All of the things offered are wonderful. Liz
lanzaelizabeth77 at gmail dot com

sparklingtwine said...

Beautiful blog Kristen!

Racquel Hatfield said...

I love your blog, I made the burlap table runner for our Christmas gathering after seeing your blog and it turned out beautiful. I think it's great you are having a giveaway with your blog, hope I am the winner )

Bonnie said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!! What a great milestone, especially for such a lovely blog. Thank you for the sweet little birthday giveaway and to whomever wins, congrats! (still hoping that's me, though. :) ). Here's to many more years of reading your beautiful posts!

chelon:) said...

I am a follower!

colquitt dot chelon at gmail dot com

aeliseon said...

Happy Blog Birthday!!!

Sally said...

Happy blog birthday. I follow and would love to win!!!

sally.puckett@yahoo.com

Emily Aldridge said...

Happy blog birthday! What a super fun giveaway!

Maria Elena said...

Happy blog birthday! What a beautiful giveaway!

tnekker said...

Very cute things - thanks for the giveaway!

Sandy said...

Wow! Who wouldn't want to win all those beautiful items! I think I'm already a follower. Congrats on your one year anniversary of blogging!

Melanie Coover said...

Greetings Kristen! I enjoy following you and want to thank you so much for sharing your creativity and spirit with the rest of the world. Take delight in Ella Claire each and every moment... they grow so quickly!
Love, Melanie

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