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A New Giveaway and A Winner!

by | Sep 10, 2008 | blogging

A New Giveaway and A Winner!Home Furnishings from Pottery Barn

Thanks to everyone who entered last week’s Fall Giveaway! We now have a winner of the Country Living Pumpkin Chic book!


Living Locurto (Ramblings of a Creative Mom)

Please email me your mailing address, or if you would prefer to receive a gift certificate via email, just let me know! Thanks so much for entering!

A New Giveaway and A Winner!BHG


In honor of the relaunch of BLISSFULLY DOMESTIC, I am holding (ta da!) another giveaway! I hope you’ve been over to see how lovely it is looking at the magazine. So many awesome contributors. Here are the links to a couple of my own articles, in case you want to take a peek at them (of course you do, right?) SIMPLE & FRUGAL FALL DECORATING IDEAS, CHILDREN’S ROOMS and STYLING YOUR COFFEE TABLE. But you’ll find truly inspiring posts on all topics, so go check it out! Say “hi” while you are there!

And, in case you didn’t know, being a part of the Blissfully Domestic forums is fun too. I hope you’ll come join us. You can hang out with great people and even join the new group over there, Seasonal Nesters.

To enter the $25 AMAZON.COM GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY, just leave your name and email address in the comments on this post. Giveaway will be open until Saturday, September 13th, 9PM PST. Gift Card will be presented in the form of an email from

A New Giveaway and A Winner!


Now, you might be asking, “is that all that is required to be eligible to win the AMAZON.COM GIFT CARD? Just a comment?” Yes, that is all, really. It is just a gift to whoever wins. But, if you are at all familiar with The Inspired Room, I would be forever grateful if you would consider taking my first ever survey. It is just 10 questions, so if you could take a moment to help me out with this, I would appreciate it!


A New Giveaway and A Winner!

Better Homes & Gardens

Thanks again for reading!

If you haven’t seen all the Fall Goodness going on in blogland, you will want to visit all the amazing links found at The Inspired Room Fall Nesting post here! And then link up your own posts throughout the season to share what YOU are up to! It is not too late, links are being added daily!

More related fall decorating ideas:

Creative Ideas to Decorate Naturally



  1. Pearl Maple

    Congrats to Ramblings of a Creative Mom and everyone who has participated in the posting, through each other’s ideas and inspiration we can learn so much. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Becky K.

    I would love to be entered in the giveaway.

    I will be getting around to some Fall Nesting…any day now!

    Thanks for all of the inspiration.

    Becky K.

    Becky K.s last blog post..A Day of Blessings

  3. Emily

    Hi Melissa, My name is Emily and I am addicted to your blog and all things shiny, beautiful and inspiring that you share here. Now please pick me! :)

    Emilys last blog post..What Is Frugal To You?

  4. Connie

    Thank you for the comment you left on my blog… are so inspiring and have the greatest ideas. I have posted some new pictures of my kitchen and office area, since I’ve been cleaning and working the last couple of days. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Monica

    I did complete the survey – thanks for another great giveaway! Keep the Inspiration coming!

    Monicas last blog post..Precious

  6. Liz

    Congratulations to Amy – she’s got a cool site! Count me in for the next give away :) Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog too x

    Lizs last blog post..P.O.O.P.I.E Party

  7. Tami

    Thanks for the chance to win…now off to do you survey.

    Tamis last blog post..Book Contest Hosted by Weak Weary Mom

  8. Elizabeth M.

    I’m really liking what I see so far at Blissfully Domestic! Thanks for having this giveaway!

    I’m off to do your survey now.

  9. Emily

    I think I’ll be working on my Fall Nesting this weekend as hubby is out of town and I can putter and move things around to my heart’s content! Love all the inspiration you share! Am off to do your survey!

  10. rue

    Good morning Melissa

    I took the survey too. Please enter me :)

    Thank you for coming by to enjoy some chili ;)


    rues last blog post..Night and Day

  11. Leon

    I completed the survey. You have a very good site.

  12. Bella Casa

    Congratulations to the winner!

    Please enter me in your new giveaway, thanks!

    Bella :)
    PS: I completed your survey

    Bella Casas last blog post..Dollar Tree Halloween Display

  13. Liz B.

    I’ve completed the survey and would like to be entered in your giveaway.


  14. Jill

    I have a long list of books I need from Amazon – the certificate would come in very handy! I completed the survey – I hope it helps direct you (although I think your blog is just great the way it is!).

    Jills last blog post..Family

  15. Kathy

    I took the survey and now I am entering the give-away:>) I just want to say I love your writing and perspective. Your sense of style and the way you are grounded in real living not just decorating frou frou. Thanks for all the tips and photos and for encouraging us to decorate around the way we live and make living our priority!

    Kathys last blog post..Windows

  16. Jen

    I have been lurking for months, but took your srvey today. Love your blog as it gives me so mant wonderful ideas. Now I just have use more of them!

    Jens last blog post..One Last Summer Dessert

  17. Jan

    I did the survey…and would love to win your give-away!!


  18. Sandy

    Hi Melissa – I’m fairly new to your blog and I LOVE it!! Thanks for the inspiration and beautiful photos…..and for the giveaway! :D

    Keep up the good work.

  19. Mrs. H.

    Please enter me in the give away. Thank you. :-)

    Mrs. H.s last blog post..

  20. jackie

    I would love to be entered in the giveaway, and as always inspiring photos today.

    jackies last blog post..Fall Inspirations

  21. Hooked on Houses

    Congrats to Amy at Living Locurto, one of my favorite bloggers. :-)

    Boy, I can barely keep up with everything you’re doing over here, Melissa! You’re a busy girl. Who can resist an Amazon giveaway? Not me! -Julia :-)

    Hooked on Housess last blog post..Fake Ivy Up Top: Hooked or Hate It?

  22. kelly m

    Thanks for that awesome fall nesting thread! I hope we get to see some wedding pictures soon ! Thanks for this great giveaway- kel

  23. Tara


    Would love to be enetered in your giveaway…my last comment on the survey: “Love it as it is, don’t change a thing”! You have a wonderful blog here done in your own style–and it works!

  24. Liz

    I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love your blog, especially the pictures you post. I am energized (and inspired).

  25. Beck

    I’m about to complete your survey :) Hope you’re making the most of early fall there- you can smell soring in the air here!

  26. Amber

    I am new to your blog and love it. Thanks for all of the great ideas and tips!

  27. Pat

    Congratulations to Amy!
    I’m running around today. Will be back to take the survey!

    Pats last blog post..~New Table Anticipation~

  28. darlene

    Please enter me inthe giveaway. Love your blog!

    [email protected]

    darlenes last blog post..A Sweet Card!

  29. sherrieg

    Oh, the things I could do with a gift card! :) Thanks for the gorgeous pictures – that last BHG step is stunning! Oh, and I took the survey, too!

    sherriegs last blog post..blogaversary

  30. Vickie

    Thanks for entering me in the give-away. Love your blog!

    Vickie H.

  31. Marla

    please enter me in the contest thanks!

    Marlas last blog post..Yard Sale Siren

  32. Ruby

    Please enter me and I just love the design of your blog.

  33. kate

    I love your site. I just discovered it and find it to have great ideas.

    I want to enter the giveaway.

    My name is Kate and my email is [email protected]

    kates last blog post..I love this dog…

  34. erin

    Thanks for all of the fall ideas – I’ll get to that maybe after hurricane season is over for us down on the gulf!

  35. Meghan

    Totally took your survey.
    Love this blog!!!
    Love it!

    Thanks for the op for a chance to win something fun!

    Meghans last blog post..Can you stand it!!!!!???

  36. Jessica C

    Thank you for holding this giveaway.

    Jessica Cs last blog post..Fun Fest

  37. angie

    i would love to win the goft certificate! i also completed your survey. i really like looking at all the beautiful photos you find.

    angies last blog post..scrappy weekend

  38. Tam

    Oh another giveway. Please count me in.
    I’ll take the survey now.
    Have a wonderful day,

  39. jen

    Survey complete.

  40. Angela

    Hooray for giveaways!

  41. Laura

    Thanks for the chance to win! LOVE the decorating inspiration!

  42. Barbara Baker

    Please enter me into your giveaway…this would be “blissfully” pleasant…like your website!!!!!

    Great giveaway and awesome site!!!!

  43. payal

    I love your site. Your photos and drive-by write ups are my favorite.

  44. Teri

    I want to be entered!

    I love your site, you make me feel like I can make my home lovely. Without breaking the bank or doing things I don’t like. That, and the pile of books is perfectly fine- next to the playmobiles.

  45. teresa

    Good morning- great pictures- I just love pottery barn.
    Just finished the survey- thanks for asking our opinions.

    Your site is a great way to start the day-
    Oh Happy Day!

  46. Maureen

    I’d love to be entered in your your giveaway.
    I popped onto your blog the other day and I found it to be a great read.
    Hope you have a great day (I will as today is my birthday).

  47. Melissa

    I took your survey and would love to be entered into your contest!

  48. Christine

    Thanks for always sharing such beautiful ideas…

    [email protected]

  49. Joan

    Love, love, love your blog.

    Joans last blog post..Chilmark …

  50. Joy of Frugal Living

    Just took your survey. I hope that help you out – it’s a good idea.

    Please enter me in your contest. :)

    Joy of Frugal Livings last blog post..Giant: Double $1 Coupons

  51. Katina

    I’ve just recently discovered this website and LOVE it!! I’d love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks!

  52. Laura

    What fun times…I love giveaways!!! :) Now I’m on my way to take the survey.

    Lauras last blog post..Take a Leap?!?!?

  53. Lynda

    Melissa, I could spend all my time just reading your wonderful blog! I’ve taken a peek at Blissfully Domestic and love it! Gorgeous photos here with lots of fabulous ideas … as always.

  54. Melissa

    Love, love, love your blog-did the survey

  55. jane

    of course i knew pumpkins COULD be painted, but i didn’t know I could paint my OWN pumpkin and make it a color that would work in MY house. THANK YOU for showing me this. it is like having the sun come out when i realize how to use IN MY OWN WAY the things you show us. i feel giddy when i realize I CAN PAINT THAT (whatever it is) ! it is so silly, but gives me joy. THANK YOU again. jkj

  56. Mary Woods

    Hi Melissa,

    Thank you for all of your decorating how-tos! I love your ideas for the fall and I especially love that they are simple and easy to do.


    Mary Woodss last blog post..Reading list for students

  57. Cynthia

    I always look forward to your new posts! Blissfully Domestic is also one of my favorite “morning stops”. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  58. Janelle

    Love your site! I only discovered it a few weeks ago. Inspiring. :)

  59. ann marie

    Pick me! Pick me!
    I love your observation posts. Since I’m home with children at this point in my life, I feel like I am out in the design world for few minutes!
    It’s good to find something good in every room, and to be able to vent my dislikes as well. I can’t do that in real life, so it’s my escape!
    I love it!

    ann maries last blog post..80’s movie quiz part 2

  60. Lorrie

    I enjoyed your survey – it was very well done! Your blog is one of my favourites – love your style.


    Lorries last blog post..Deviled Eggs with a Twist

  61. Wendy

    I completed the survey. I love your blog. It’s very inspiring and so genuine and beautiful. Ü

  62. Lisa

    You have totally put me in the mood for fall decorating. Thank you for the inspiration.

  63. Ruth

    I just completed your survey…and wanted to say that I love your blog! Please enter me in your giveaway!

    Ruths last blog post..Vinyl Lettering & Fall Decorating…

  64. Cindy

    I took the survey, hope it helps.

  65. Alisha Westby

    I love your decorating ideas! Thanks for sharing.

    Alisha Westbys last blog post..Changing Focus

  66. Stacey

    I took your survey! :) And count me in for the giveaway…I loooove Amazon!

    I really do love your site. I happened to stumble upon it when I did a Google search for “Oregon coast weddings”. I hope you plan to share a few photos from your daughter’s big day. I, too, was recently married at the coast (in Cannon Beach), and it was such a dream come true. I would love to see how her day turned out!

    p.s. The cupcakes looked sooo yummy!

  67. Judy

    New to your blog, but I like what I see. Would love to win your give a way!

  68. Beverly

    Congratulations to the winner. Melissa your eye for beauty is only exceeded by your good heart. I appreciate everything you share.

  69. Jamie

    Yay! Another giveaway! Please enter me in the giveaway. Hope you’re having a great day!

    Jamies last blog post..{ Finally! Fall Nesting }

  70. Liz

    I am so excited about your fall decor posts! I love coming back from vacation and finding lots of exciting things!

  71. Le

    Thanks so much for all the wonderful ideas!

  72. April in CT

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog! It got me super inspired to start my fall decorating and I gained so many wonderful ideas to change things up a bit with what I already have.

  73. Eunice

    Fall is my favorite time of the year, and I am enjoying all the ideas in your blog, and those of other bloggers participating. Thank you so much!

  74. Mandi

    Please enter me! The fall nesting tour was just great. Thanks for hosting it!

    Mandis last blog post..My Story, Morning Glory

  75. Cherie B

    I’m new to your site but, have added it to my bookmarks. It is now part of my routine when the kids leave for school and while supervising homework.
    Hope I win!

  76. Rachel

    What a fabulous prize. I know exactly what crafty book I would get!

  77. Emily

    I’ve only been a subscriber for a week, but I am really enjoying your site… lots of beautiful ideas!

    Emily @ Little Homes last blog post..Easy Deviled Eggs

  78. Rhonda Mason

    There’s nothing better than free shopping! Thanks for the chance to win some! Rhonda
    hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

    Rhonda Masons last blog post..Breast Cancer 3-Day

  79. Elizabeth

    I would love to be entered to win the gift certificate. I’ll be back to fill out your next survey!

    Elizabeths last blog post..Some Nifty Giveaways

  80. Bettsi

    Hi Melissa! Pickmepickmepickme! Ooops, did I say that out loud? We have finally had a bit of a cool down here and I finally am beginning to feel like fall- hurray!

    Bettsis last blog post..I made a little thing…

  81. muralimanohar

    I’d love to be entered! I tried to do your survey, but I guess it’s closed by now. And I love all the Fall posts, though I couldn’t join, seeing as I am currently entering the season of SPRING! Woohoo!

    spammed2002 @

    muralimanohars last blog post..NieNie..

  82. Deb

    I’m so glad you got a good response for your survey. Sorry I missed it.

    I’d love to be entered in the Amazon giveaway.

    Debs last blog post..You know school’s going well when…

  83. Cheryl C.

    Your blog always brings new ideas & inspiration!

  84. darlene

    I would like to be entered in your giveaway. Great blog! Hope to have as successful of a blog as yours someday. Feel free to stop by & say “HI” sometime.


    darlenes last blog post..A Sweet Card!

  85. Michele Pineda

    aw shoot! I wanted to enter the survey to help ya out, but that’s what I get for working late :) thanks anyways for giving us all a chance to win!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  86. karen

    I’d love to be included in your giveaway. I love your blog best of all I have ever read/seen. Truly enjoy it.

  87. Lisa & Alfie

    Wow, I didn’t even get a chance with that survey and your enthusiastic audience! Please enter us in your giveaway!
    Lisa & Alfie

    Lisa & Alfies last blog post..Fresh off the….

  88. Sylvia Cutmore

    You’ve got a wonderful response here. I love your website and check every day to see what new posts you have put up. Thanks for including me in the giveaway.


  89. Kari

    Awesome for you!!! Of course you had that many respond, we ALL love ya!!! :D xoxo Yay!!! Ok, now where’s your new site’s bloggy button?? ;)

    Karis last blog post..The Early Show on CBS

  90. Christen Canamare

    We just moved from my lovely NC to hot FL, so I need something to make it feel like fall! 97 degrees at 10:00 a.m does not do it! I need my beautiful leaves falling from the trees in my front yard! Your blog is very refreshing! Thank you for sharing.

    Christen Canamares last blog post..Sweet Mallory

  91. laurie miller

    I absolutely love your blog! It is one of my very favorites! I could spend hours just looking at all the gorgeous pictures and getting some great ideas for my home. Thank you so much for all of your inspiration! Laurie

    laurie millers last blog post..Worthy Goods Preview…

  92. JenJen

    I would love to be entered into your giveaway! I love your site and it really does inspire me. So thank you!

    JenJens last blog post..Favorite Thing Wednesday: New Paint!

  93. Corbi Beshears

    I love your blog!

  94. kris

    I enjoy your site so much, and love being on the Blissfully Domestic team. What a huge bunch of talented women!! Please enter me in your giveaway ;-)

    kriss last blog post..WFMW- Pretty Bathroom Rugs

  95. Jen

    I love your blog. Keep up the great work!

    Jens last blog post..{out & about}

  96. Michelle

    Your sight is such an inspiration! I have always loved perusing country homes design magazines. Now I can view them online at your sight. Thank you for the giveaway.
    [email protected]

  97. Stacey

    Love your daily inspiration. Please enter me in your drawing.

    Going for more visits at Blisfully Domestic now…

  98. Joanne

    Ooooooooooooh! A giveaway! Gotta love that!! You’ve got one of the best blogs. I’m loving all the fall decorations. Joanne ~~ [email protected]

  99. Jen

    Love, love, love giveaways. And love the site. Thanks for the daily inspiration —

  100. Mary Ellen

    I could have sworn I entered already……..sigh……well I did sign up for your emails and have enjoyed all of them so far……what a lovely treat, a $25 gift certificate to Amazon……….here’s hoping it will be my lucky day……..

  101. Janet

    I love you blog. It really is truly inspiring. Thanks for all of the nice give aways I always get so excited. :)

  102. Irene

    Well, that is very kind and innovative of you. Many people offer giveaways, but not many think of us overseas readers (doesn’t that “US only please” sound a bit unkind in the context of the blogosphere?). Pace ahead, Melissa!

  103. Christina

    Happy Fall to ME! Please enter moi…

  104. Sandy

    I’m new to this site and enjoying it very much! Please enter me in your contest. Thank you!

  105. Rayia


    I’d love to enter the fun!

    Rayias last blog post..Amoretti

  106. aimee

    Thanks for the chance to enter. I have been loving all the fall pumpkins and inspiration.

  107. Melissa in Mel's World

    You are totally freaking me out here…way to BLOW THE DOORS off your poll chickie!!! That’s awesome!

    I LOVE a great give away…so count me in!

    Melissa in Mel’s World

  108. Gidget

    Saw your tweet about this contest so I came on by! There’s always something fun to find on amazon! I’m going to subscribe to your blog and I look forward to reading it! :)

  109. Jennemmy

    Enjoying your posts lately. I keep scrolling back to the photo of the “bricks” being layed via paint roller. I need to find a spot to do this.

  110. Kelly

    I would love to be entered in this giveaway. Love your site!

  111. Kam A

    I would love to be entered!

  112. Christina

    Ooohhh I love giveaways and love your site!

  113. Linda

    Oh…Pick me, Pick me….!!

    Would have loved to take a survey for you! Such a great, inspiring site you have!

  114. Janet F

    Please enter me!

  115. Kirstin

    How fun. I love contests! I need to peruse your posts as I’ve had no time to read since I’ve worked almost non stop at our property and am now ready to fall over. But we get a four day break so the concrete being poured and stamped for our porches can dry! Yay!

    Last week I took a big step and painted stripes on my daughters’ bathroom wall ( I am not a painter by any means so painting this house has been a huge step for me…and once I’m done I don’t want to see another thing to paint for a long time C(: ) anyways. I was very pleased with the results and am glad I took a risk and just did it….and I’d do it again.

    Kirstins last blog post..Heart of the Matter Meme: Extra Activities, Helping or Hindering?

  116. Heather

    Melissa, I love your blog! AND…. I love contests! What a great combination you’ve got going here. :)

    Although I love summer, we’re heading into one of my FAVORITE seasons…. fall & then Christmas!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see what you’ll be posting around then!

    Keep up the great work!

    Heather Marshall

    Heather @ The Striving Wifes last blog post..What Defines a Gracious Wife?

  117. Deb

    I’d love to be entered in your giveaway!

    Debs last blog post..

  118. Nicole (ikkinlala)

    I got here too late for the survey, but I’d love to enter your giveaway.

  119. Penny

    Love your blog, I visit almost daily and thank you for all your great inspiration…count me in on the giveaway also…Yeah!!!

  120. Amy kautzsch

    Whoa- just looked over here and I am impressed and inspired if I ca now get out of my chair and empty a space! Will be bookmarking this! (plus a giveaway?)


  121. all things bright and beautiful

    Oh Melissa – I wanted to do your survey for you! Rats a roony. I’ve been away from the computer this week looks like I’ve missed a lot !

    Pls include me for your giveaway!

    Hugs and LOVE!! and of course God bless and smiles

    Felicity :-)

    all things bright and beautifuls last blog post..My kind of place….

  122. mary (megardengal)

    I am playing catch up- have been away from home and computer for a week and wanting to read all my favorite blogs to read latest! I love the before – after photos- and of course I would love to be put in for the give away.

    mary (megardengal)s last blog post..A very belated thank you Terrie and a sneak preview !

  123. karyn

    This new site is great. Who would have thought that any improvement could be made over the original? Thanks for all of your inspiration and most especially your encouraging attitude towards all of us.

    karyns last blog post..It’s About Time

  124. Nikki H

    I just discovered your blog and I’m already hooked. I Love Before & After photos. They are one of my favorite blogs to read.

  125. Jill

    Better late than never, I guess. I just heard about it, and hope I win!

    Jills last blog post..Apple Tree Analogy

  126. Cheri

    I LOVE that bunkbed in your children’s article! Functional, stylish, and well – terrific!

    Oh – and enter me in your giveaway please!

    [email protected]

    Cheris last blog post..Bloggy Break Update

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