Featured, Thank You, and My First Giveaway!

I want to thank Kristin from the beautiful blog, Simply Klassic Home, for featuring my blog today! She picked me as the Newbie Spotlight of the week from  Debbiedoo’s Newbie Party (Thank you Debbie!!)
Wasn’t that so sweet of her!?
She has such a lovely blog, and I am so impressed with everything she touches.  Her home is beautiful, her kids are beautiful, she is beautiful, and she has such a beautiful story.
In honor of her kindness, I am hosting my first GIVEAWAY! 
At the risk of sounding dorky…This is very exciting for me!
This giveaway includes the banner that Kristin featured, which I posted a tutorial for here, and a cute little vintage book. It also includes 100 vintage German book pages so you can make your very own Vintage Book Page Pinwheel Banner… or whatever else your heart desires.
This little Golden mustard colored distresed frame and a vintage alfalfa grainsack are also included, as well as 24 yards of the vintage seam binding I posted about here.
The patina on this seam binding is so beautiful.
I know this sounds silly, but I was so excited today to see my followers list hit 25!
Thank you again to Kristin for featuring my blog!
To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post. Don’t forget to make sure I have a way to contact you :) The giveaway will close Sunday Night at 11:59 PST, and I will announce the winner on Monday!
For those of you new to my blog, thank you for visiting!
In the next couple of weeks, a few things I hope to post include:
~How to wash burlap to remove the smell
~A DIY Pottery Barn Knock off frame and mat
~Some pictures of my home
~A vintage inspired wedding (I am doing the flowers)
Thank you for reading!


  1. says

    Congratulations on being in the spotlight! Your blog is simply gorgeous as are you and your daughter. You are one fantastic photographer! How long have you been taking photos?

  2. Anonymous says

    Congrats on your lovely blog. Your daughter is adorable! The photos of her first picnic will be cherished for years. I’m excited for a chance to win your “give-away” Love that banner! Well really everything is special. Debizr@aol.com

  3. says

    Congratulations on your feature! Your blog is beautiful and you little baby girl is just precious! Thank you for a chance to win your giveaway.

  4. says

    I came over because of the feature, i love the penant (fingers crossed I win it!). I’m following you now, so hopefully your numbers will skyrocket:)

    I’m hosting my first giveaway this week too, and it’s super exciting. It’s a bit like throwing a party and hoping people will actually show up!

    Off to poke around a bit more.


  5. says

    I would love to win and I would make you home deliver it because I would love to see you! Congrats on being featured and all the beautiful stuff you make!
    Love ya

  6. says

    Oh holy cow I want to win!!! I am constantly on the lookout for vintage German ANYTHING and I would love to have those bookpages to create something as beautiful as your pinwheels. :)) And you know I am already in love with that pennant banner!!

    It was truly an honor to meet you and to feature you, Kristen!!!

  7. says

    What a lovely, lovely giveaway. It’s all beautiful! How sweet of you, and not dorky at all! I am a new follower. You are on your way girl. Gorgeous photos and the cutest little scene stealer EVER! Oh my. What a Qt pie you have.

  8. says

    What a gorgeous giveaway! I adore the banner, and am pinning for future reference! Congrats on the Newbie Spotlight…isn’t Debbie the best?

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  9. says

    Congratulations. If I were in your spotlighted shoes I’d be excited too…dorky? That would be me. You have been FEATURED! Yay!!!! And deservedly so and what a give away! Thank you.

  10. says

    Congratulations on the newbie spotlight. Your project is gorgeous. It was one of the ones I clicked on from the original party. And I know what you mean about little excitements. I get a kick out of watching when people repin my projects on Pinterest. Geeky I know. Hope you’ll come visit.


    Amyjoyn at bellsouth dot net

  11. says

    Congratulations! Your blog is both inspiring and beautiful. Your daughter is adorably sweet, and your photos of her tug at my heartstrings. I look forward to following your creative journey.

  12. says

    Kristen! Oh my gosh, look how many people commented and how many followers you have! YOu are so amazing (I totally get the excitement you speak of). I’m a little giddy for you too! But I SO want in on this giveaway. Your stuff is so cute, I still have my ugly old blue/gold pillows with the LOVELY covers that you made! (the red and blue/red floral? remember) I love them! You are great!

  13. says

    I am a new follower and I also follow you by email. How exciting to support a new blogger!! Now I am back to your blog to read all of your posts. God bless.

  14. says

    Your blog is lovely and I was excited to become #40 in your group of followers!! I can remember watching that followers list go up and panicked if it ever dropped.!! I LOVE blogging and think you will find it to be both rewarding and challenging. You’ll find yourself seeing the world in terms of “I can blog about this”. May I invite you to my blog, Grandmama’s Stories? I like to share stories about my family and talk about my quilting hobby!
    Hope I win that lovely banner!!
    Gmama Jane

  15. says

    How Fun!!! I want to win! Then you can show me what to do with what I win since I’m craft challenged! Love reading your blog!

  16. says

    Hi, Kristen and welcome! Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage sent me – and I’m glad she did. Your blog is beautiful! I’m a follower, not a blogger (yet … maybe when I retire) and I’m really looking forward to seeing more of your lovely creations. And don’t worry … dorky is good! :)


    PS: I’ve pinned your tutorial for the napkin banner. It’s gorgeous!

  17. says

    Congratulations on your new blog! It is beautiful, I wish you much success with it. What a wonderful first giveaway. I would love to make the pinwheels.

  18. says

    Hi Kristin, congratulations on your newbie spotlight!!!! I was also featured in the newbie spotlight, and was just as excited to see my follower numbers go up as well, so very exciting! I LOVE your banner, such a cute idea, I will be trying to make a banner soon as well, and this will serve as inspiration. I am your newest follower, stop by anytime.


  19. says

    Kristen! That is so awesome that you were featured! However, I am not surprised considering you started this blog just a few months ago and have already MASTERED it with elegance and warmth, just like yourself! I love to see all of your tutorials and pictures of Ella!! I can’t wait to see what you post next! Love you!

  20. says

    Kristen, that is so exciting and awesome that you were featured! However, I’m not the least bit surprised considering you started your blog just a few months ago and have already MASTERED it with elegance and warmth. Traits that you carry yourself. I love all of your tutorials and of course pictures of Ella! I can’t wait to see what you post next!! Love you!

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