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So, who wants to go on a
shopping spree? Anyone?

by | Aug 31, 2009 | Seasonal Decorating & Entertaining

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So, who wants to go on a <br>shopping spree? Anyone?
fall inspiration: Country Living

You don’t have to be READY for fall to dream about it.

This Fall Nesting party
is not only for people who are already hanging acorns across their mantle. Even if it is 109 degrees where you are, you can still dream about what you WILL do or WANT to do once the mood really strikes!

And here is why dreaming about Fall Nesting might be a little more fun this week than you thought it would be…

As part of our “Fall Nesting Party” extravaganza (which starts September 2), you — my lovely and faithful readers, even my Fall Nesting naysayers — will have a chance to win a $200 Shopping Spree Gift Card to HomeGoods (TJ Maxx). But not just one of you will win. No, no, no. THREE OF YOU will win. Yes, I’m giving away THREE 1-2-3 $200 gift cards, courtesy of my friends at HomeGoods.


So how can you win a gift card to Homegoods?

Well, you are going to have to prove to me you REALLY WANT this gift card. You can beg. You can plead. You can send me chocolate and Starbucks cards. You can vote for me. You can spread the word far and wide about the Fall Nesting party. That is a start.

But mostly you just need to show me which room or area in your house needs a boost and what you would do with a $200 HomeGoods card.  It is that easy.

Ok, so how will I get your entry?

If you have a blog, go ahead and take a photo or two of what room you want to work on this fall, write a post about what you’d do with the gift card, and then link up the post to the Fall Nesting Party any time this week. Just make sure your posts mentions you are trying to win the gift card so I know to count your entry!

And if you don’t have a blog or this type of post would not fit with your topics, you’ll just have to email me the photo of the room you want to work on and a description of how the gift card would help! NOTE: If you email me, put HOMEGOODS ENTRY in the subject line. My inbox is overflowing and I don’t want to lose your entry!!

Easy peasy.

Once I have a chance to see all of your entries, I will select THREE of you to head off to a HomeGoods (TJ Maxx) near you with a $200 gift card in hand! HOW MUCH FUN will that be? I wish we could all go together but we can do this virtually! Then, if you want to show off what you bought and the room you made over, I’ll share it here on The Inspired Room or send people to your blog to check it out what you all found.

Now, get nesting. September 2 is the start of Fall. Thus sayeth The Inspired Room.

So, who wants to go on a <br>shopping spree? Anyone?

HomeGoods is giving away shopping sprees every day on their blog too, so go take your “StyleScope” quiz, developed by Deborah Needleman (the founding editor-in-chief of Domino Magazine) to enter and find out what YOUR style is!


  1. Pinky

    OMG! Home Goods is by FAR my favorite place to shop so I guess I will ahve to take some pics and send them to you! I WANT ONE OF THOSE CARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEEEEEEEAAAAASSSEEEEE!!!!! Pics to follow! Pinky

  2. Nancy

    Well, for one-I voted very happily for you! Now I will head to my blog and do this thing! Homegoods and TJ Maxx are my fav stores. It’s like a little vacation when I go! Thanks for this giveaway!
    .-= Nancy´s last blog ..My first Peach Pie! =-.

  3. Gina

    O my stars! That would just be so much fun-I know pictures will be coming your way soon. I totally agree with Nancy-Homegoods is like a vacation for me too!

    You are putting the fun in fall-thanks!
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..Fall Inspiration =-.

  4. Anna Kintigh

    So I have followed you for quite some time now. Love your ideas and your site is always so refreshing. I’d already posted some flashes of fall and told people about your fall nesting when I heard about this. I just updated my blog with some new room ideas in honor of this contest and I voted for you! Take care.
    .-= Anna Kintigh´s last blog ..So this is me begging… =-.

  5. Marianne

    Hmmm, does Homegoods have an online shop too? I can easily name a few rooms in my house that could doe with a $ 200 spruce up, but since I live in Holland reallife shopping at Homegoods might cost more that the gift certificat. Good giveaway thought and good luck and lots of fun to the winner!
    .-= [email protected]´s last blog ..Office chair makeover =-.

  6. The Blushing Hostess

    Do I want to go shopping? Ever since i have had a laptop I have been in permanent shopping state :)
    .-= The Blushing Hostess´s last blog ..The Swept Yard =-.

  7. Christi

    What a great giveaway!
    .-= Christi´s last blog ..gratitude =-.

  8. Kal

    I haven’t been this excited about a potential giveaway EVER. We recently moved from SoCal to Michigan and while I am trying my best to love it and be a good sport, dear God, I need HELP! Now….how do you email you. I don’t see your email listing.

  9. Misti of Studio M Designs

    OH–I would love a HG gift card. So many rooms in my house are not ready for fall, but I am! I will have to get busy working on that post.

    Oh, by the way…Tamara’s finally has a blog! She is: Transformed by the sea. dot blogspot dot com. LOVE IT!

    Stop by and check out my footboard project. I finally got something creative done around here. My schoolwork has zapped the creativity right out of me lately!

    .-= Misti of Studio M Designs´s last blog ..Finally finished my footboard project! =-.

  10. Denise

    I’ve never heard of Homegoods, but I do have a TJMaxx near me… would I be able to spend the gift card there if I won? Or can I shop on line at
    I might have to just enter and find out ;-)
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..Can you smell it? =-.

  11. Brenda Kula

    Sigh… We don’t have a TJ Maxx or a Home Goods.
    .-= Brenda Kula´s last blog ..Images Of Home Mosaic =-.

  12. Kate

    Ok, you have lured me out of the woodwork! This is my first official comment on a blog not-belonging-to-a-family-member, and my first official post containing a *link*! Surely that is worthy of some sort of prize?! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration, and for the delectable giveaway. I cannot wait for a week of ‘welcome’ to autumn!
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..Release Hold =-.

    • Melissa

      Woo hoo, Kate…glad to know you have delurked yourself!!

      • Kate

        Ugh! I already messed up. Ah, well…must learn somehow. My blog is!
        .-= Kate´s last blog ..What better way to begin… =-.

  13. Rachel

    I was going to do a post similar to this anyway. My living room needs serious help. I’ll post this week. Where do I link up for the contest?

    • Melissa

      Link up your entries on September 2, Wednesday, on the Fall Nesting post!

  14. Candace

    Just wanted to quickly say I LOVE Moravian stars (we have 4 in our house) and that picture from Country Living makes me happy!

    I’ll be back with a post and a link even though I know I will not win. Way to be optimistic, huh?
    .-= Candace´s last blog ..Holiday Happys =-.

  15. Tiffany Bird

    Oh my, There are so many things I can work on in my house with that gift card. I’ll get working on that post and will update you with the link. This is fun.
    .-= Tiffany Bird´s last blog ..Real Women, Real Moms =-.

  16. Ceekay

    What a wonderful give-away. I would soooo love to win. I don’t necessarily have a room that needs a make-over….I just could use some new items for my home. Now that I am not longer working due to health reasons…the little extras to boost a decor have had to take a “back seat”. But who ever wins, will surely be blessed with some great shopping trips!!
    .-= Ceekay´s last blog ..Just popping in to say Hi! =-.

  17. Melissa

    Can’t wait to see everyone’s entries and FALL inspiration! :-)

  18. Denise

    Since you just saw the rooms I need to work on via email, does that count? (my family room of course, or the new bedroom possibly)


  19. Debbie

    HI Melissa…I’m still praying for you and your home situation! Praying God will open the right door…for the right home….in the right place….at the right time for you and your precious family. Down the road you will see through the frustration and realize that God was directing you to something better and more wonderful. Job 8:7 and Ecclesiastes 7:8 both say though the beginning stinks….the future will get better for you. Ok the Bible doesn’t exactly say stink…but you get the picture.
    Give yourself a big hug from me.
    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..Fall Decor….is on my mind =-.

  20. Connie

    How exciting! I’m in the middle of redoing my bedroom so this is perfect timing!
    .-= Connie @ Young and Relentless´s last blog ..The Connie Diaries ~ August 1986 =-.

  21. Nicol

    I totally needs this and because I would love to win this I am going to post about my Master Bath. I room that I never take people into when they want to tour our new house.
    .-= Nicol´s last blog ..Think Aheads =-.

  22. Kathy Argon

    Would love to win and TJ Maxx is one of my favorite stores for decorating. I’m about to redo a son’s new room.

  23. Mary

    Melissa what a fantastic gift for some blessed person to receive! I hope it is me!!! I blogged about your party, giveaway and my room that desperately needs this 200.00 makeover!! I would send you a Starbucks but they are not good for you and I love you too much to hurt you!!!!!

    .-= Mary´s last blog ..I Can’t Believe I am Showing You this Picture!!! =-.

  24. Jennifer

    You just don’t know how excited I am about the Fall Nesting giveaway! I have a living room that has me despising the color green and would LOVE to win a gift card! Thanks for sponsering afun fall posts and for hosting a fabulous giveaway!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..{Late Summer} in the Garden =-.

  25. gina

    My home is the blank slate is was when we moved in- last June. It’s ready for the next layer- and isn’t Fall the perfect season for layers?!! With all four girls in school for the first time in fifteen years- I have plenty of time- and years worth of ideas- to spice up my home for Fall… and that $200 gc from HomeGoods sure would be a great start!!

    ps. Thanks for the opportunities- I took the HG quiz and it seems I’m earthy casual- the page summed me up perfectly and gave me some good advice- every one should try it!

  26. Kat

    Oh my!! I am in such NEED of a little fall love in my house. Off to snap some pictures!!
    .-= Kat´s last blog ..triumphs on tuesday =-.

  27. Rettabug

    Wow, Melissa….what a wonderful Fall Nesting giveaway!
    I’ve got the outside of my home decorated

    & an arrangement on the dining room table but everything else is void of Autumn so far. Please help me to bring in some of those lovely fall colors? I will go vote for you right after hitting submit & thanks for this chance to see other ideas as well.
    .-= Rettabug´s last blog ..Sewing Projects =-.

  28. Michelle G

    I voted for you!!!

    nmgills at yahoo dot com

  29. Michelle G

    Getting ready to do a blog post on my sad little kitchen! Please choose me!!!!!!

    nmgills at yahoo dot com
    .-= Michelle G´s last blog ..Food, Inc. The Movie =-.

  30. melanie

    i tried to find your email address to show you my picture but i must be missing it somewhere. this post ( shows you the disaster that is our bedroom. the picture actually makes the bed look fairly coordinated but what you can’t see is that our “snowy” bedspread is no covered in hideously ugly spots of all different colors, no longer able to be made snowy white again! as you can see, our side tables are mismatched (actually, one is now broken and missing) and it doesn’t have the look of the peaceful haven that a bedroom should have. i’m sure we could work a few improvements with that gift card!
    .-= melanie´s last blog ..coming in march… =-.

  31. Sarah

    I would LOVE this gift card!!! There are so many things that I absolutely love every time I go into Home Goods. I would go nuts! So much style at such wonderful prices.
    I actually have been posting a number of my rooms that I have been working with and I seriously causes me to have stress attacks. lol I am a free thinking and love mixing up classics with modern and shabby chic influences.
    .-= Sarah ´s last blog ..Home Goods Entry =-.

  32. Dawn Sullivan

    “Dear Inspired Room…”
    I posted a note for you on my blog today, One Beautiful Life. Please stop in and read it! Thank you for such a fun opportunity and for all the beauty you share with us!
    .-= Dawn Sullivan´s last blog .. =-.

  33. Tawny

    I loveeeeeeeeeee HomeGoods and I am moving in 2 months to a new home. (so no pics yet of my soon to be empty rooms). Also please tell HomeGoods I hate to move away from them so I think they should move to Delaware with me…thanks. : )


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