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 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.



  1. says

    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

  2. says

    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! ::-)

  3. says

    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. ♥

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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!

  7. says

    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!


  8. says

    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.

  9. says

    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!

  10. says

    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

  11. says

    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!

  12. says

    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!

  13. says

    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 (

  14. says

    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! :)

  15. says

    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!

  16. says

    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.


  17. says

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

  18. says

    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.

  19. says

    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 )

  20. says

    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!

  21. says

    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!

  22. says

    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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