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Weekend Giveaway {Midwest Magnolia}

by | Sep 4, 2011 | Decorating Inspiration | 157 comments

Weekend Giveaway {Midwest Magnolia}

Today I get to give away something I adore!

My friend Melissa from the blog Midwest Magnolia and new Etsy shop, designed and created this very special pillow cover for me and I LOVE it.

Weekend Giveaway {Midwest Magnolia}

I am also the owner of one of Melissa’s laptop bags, made with the same adorable fabric. In fact, it was because of my laptop bag that I ended up with this pillow cover.

I loved my laptop bag so much when I saw it sitting on my sofa that I almost tried to stuff a pillow in it.

Fortunately, Melissa saved me from myself and made me a real honest pillow cover.

Pretty cute, huh?

And if you are the lucky winner of today’s giveaway, she’s going to make a pillow cover for you too! I don’t even have to give my own pillow away, she’ll make one just for you.

Visit Melissa’s blog Midwest Magnolia and her new Etsy shop!

And then leave a comment here to enter the giveaway! One entry per person today! Pure and simple.

If you want to shop, Melissa is also offering a discount coupon code for her Etsy store for 20% off a purchase of $50 or more for my readers.  Just enter “InspiredRoom” in the coupon code at her shop.  This is good through the 15th of September.

PS. I featured Melissa’s son’s nursery awhile back on Room Tours, check it out! So cute!

Good luck and Happy Labor Day Weekend!



Weekend Giveaway {Midwest Magnolia}


  1. Connie Tacazon

    I’m crushing on a laptop sleeve too. ;)

  2. Amy L-W

    I love that you posted this Etsy shop and blog. Her products are wonderful!

  3. Sunday Burquest

    Love the bright colored fabrics – I’d LOVE a pillow :)

  4. Arlene Selser

    Lovely pillow….reminds me of a art journaling page I once did. Would proudly display this on my bedroom chair. Would go nicely with my colors in there.

  5. Tracy

    The laptop and kindle sleeves are adorable, but I’d LOVE a beautiful new pillow the most!! Thanks for the chance to snag one for my own!!

  6. Jennifer

    I love these patterns!! I’m a southern gal too living in the city so anything that reminds me of the south is fantastic. The colors are so inviting. Can’t wait to shop around and I get the giveaway to start it!!

  7. Anita Gambrell

    The pillow cover is gorgeous! I would love to win it! Now I am heading over there to check out the other stuff!

  8. Heather

    The colours and patterns are so cheery in her designs. Thanks for introducing us to this great blog.

  9. Lori H

    What a cute Etsy shop! Count me in, I have a thing for pillows!

  10. Teresa Kaufhold

    EVERYTHING she has is darling….but my choice would have to be a beautiful pillow! Thanks so much!

  11. Brenda

    A very pretty pillow for my for my white sofa too! It would be a great Happy Birthday to me gift! If I miss out on the pillow please send me Jack :))) – I love him he’s sooooo adorable.

  12. Bebe

    Love the pillow, and the ipads sleeves are cute too!

  13. laxsupermom

    The new pillow looks great! She uses such fun fabrics! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  14. Kellie

    The pillow is lovely!

  15. Terry

    Oooh, I love the fabrics that she uses and those makeup bags are so cute. Thanks so much for having this giveaway – great idea.

  16. Emily

    Oh how I wish I were that talented…I’m loving that pillow!

  17. Jacquelyn Oswald

    O I love all that she makes but I really the love the blue and yellow and the flowers on the pillow!!!! I would look great in several places in my house!!! Love the ipad covers too!!! and the makeup case!!!!!!!! You are lucky to have a friend like that

  18. Ananda Glick

    I completely understand why you wanted to stuff a pillow in one of those laptop bags! Omigosh-want. =) Thanks for the giveaway Luv.

  19. Jessica

    What a cute site :) Love the laptop covers…I also saved her sewing tutoria for drapes! I need it :)

  20. Jamie

    Adorable!! Her store has some amazing fabrics and colors!! Would love one of her pillows :)

  21. Jerri C.

    Love those laptop bags and to have those colors as a pillow would be fantastic. Have a great weekend.

  22. Kristine T

    Cute pillow! I also love the Nook cover she has on her Etsy site.

  23. teresa

    Beautiful fabric combinations. Great site thanks for sharing with us

  24. Lori

    With our daily life trials as this economy goes up and down I truly found a happy spot in the Inspired room and Melissa’s blogs. Wow! What wonderful prints and a terrific eye for colorful design patterns. I thank you both for creating these blogs…they help make my days pleasant ones and oh so inspiring.

  25. Jody

    I think these are so cute! What great designs! So me….
    Hubby is picking up and iPad today for my belated BD gift.
    I would be thriled to have the cheery iPad cover. It is really sweet and different.

    I would love to buy the pillow but, we are on a 30 day no spending challenge which started the 1st. ARG….
    I will definitely bookmark her site for when we end it though.
    Thanks for introducing us to her.

  26. joy

    Her etsy shop is beautiful. I enjoyed my visit and would love to have one of her beautiful creations.

  27. Sheree Perelman

    sheree said:
    I now follow her blog. I love her make up case.

  28. Kristi Rediske

    I love the pillow- I would be thrilled if I actually could be the winner. I have an i-pad so I am considering ordering a cover for that-so cute!

  29. Johnna

    So love this pillow. Love the contrast in the top and bottom and the sweet little flowers! Thanks for offering the contest.

  30. Lorna C.

    I would love one of those cute laptop covers!

  31. Kaye

    The pillow is adorable but how have I missed the fabric on the window behind the chair! So cute! What is it and where is it!?!

  32. Teresa

    Cute bags!

  33. Teresa S.

    I will be following Melissa now! Just from my short look at her blog I can tell we have a TON in common! Thanks!

  34. Kate Guess

    The pillow is gorgeous! Perfect for our bedroom chair!

  35. Holly F.

    I would LOVE a pillow cover! So far I only have about a million pillows that I rotate in and out with the seasons and I am running out of room!

  36. twelve30

    A pillow cover would be fantastic – I’m redecorating my great room & it would sure come at a great time. Her shop is full of so many lovlies – thanks for a chance to win.

  37. Karen

    Hey girl….you just introduced me to a fellow Iowan so I had to put the welcome wagon hat on and comment on her blog. Thank you. I love meeting Christian bloggers in my own state. And the pillow is adorable. I want one too. I am eyeing one of those Ipad bags but first have to get the Ipad!! Have a blessed Sunday!

  38. Sandy

    Great pillow! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  39. Camilla Starks

    Great Pillow Covers! Would love to win one for my new couch.

  40. Pam

    Hey! I love the look of the pillow…you have good taste!!
    Thanks for the chance to WIN!!!

  41. Kari

    Super super cute!!! I’d love to have one of her custom pillows, beautiful!! Thanks!

  42. Sandy

    Lovely!!! Thanks for letting us know about her.

  43. AJ

    I would love to be the owner of one of Melissa’s laptop sleeves (I heart the Gypsy Spirit one)!! Stopped by her blog and Etsy shop – glad you shared Midwest Magnolia with all of us. AJ


  44. Robyn

    Love Melissa’s products! Thanks for the share and have a most excellent weekend!

  45. Krissy

    I LOVE the combination of the different fabrics! Would love to win this pillow cover, and might have to check out ordering the ipad cover in this pattern. Beautiful!

  46. Diane

    Melissa is a sweetie! It’s been fun for me to get to know her just a bit through her blog and on Facebook. I *love* your new pillow cover. It seems to be one of those unique color designs that transcends the styles and seasons. I’m wondering if it will be offered in her new Etsy shop soon?

    Blessings to both Melissas for this sweet giveaway!!!

    • Midwest Magnolia - Melissa Lewis

      Diane, you are just too sweet! It’s in the shop now:) Sorry I was a little late in adding it.

  47. Crystal

    The “Ode to Cottage” laptop sleeve is to die for – love the color & pattern combo! What a fun giveaway ;)

  48. Amber

    I have been lusting after that mustard fabric with the berries for months! I found it at Joanns and almost bought tons of it, but couldn’t quite justify the use of it in my home at the mome. And as a poor college student, it’s only the essentials for me right now. I LOVE both the pillow and laptop cover in this fabric. I hope I win!

  49. Anne

    Adorable pillow!

  50. Cindi

    What lovely and feminine items she creates…
    I would love to own her “Padded Zippered Laptop Sleeve – Ode To Cottage!”
    Many thanks to both of you for this delightful prize giveaway!

  51. :Dondra

    Just got back from Melissa’s blog and shop. A lovely woman with a huge heart and many talents! It looks like a lot of work goes into her laptop covers, and I love the combination of fabrics she uses! I would be honored to own something she has created.

    Bravo to both Melissas!


    Pea. Ess. I laughed out loud when I read about you wanting to stuff a pillow in the laptop case. But then again, there are no limits when repurposing, right? ;)

  52. Maureen

    How creative. I love the make up bag.

  53. Lisa P.

    Love the pillow cover! Would look great in my family room.

  54. Carol

    Ohhhhh-I love your website! It truly inspires me to be a better person. I would love a chance at that beautiful pillow. It is so refreshing and unique. Bless you for sharing your gifts and talents with those of us who need a little or maybe a lot of inspiration.

  55. Toni

    sooo cute… would look perfect on the bench in my entry way! Also added a new favorite website and ETSY shop. Might just have to add a new pillow on my own. :-)

  56. Melanie

    I love the patterns and fabric she uses…so cheerful and charming! I would be absolutely thrilled to win a pillow Melissa! Even her makeup bags are gorgeous.

  57. Emily G.

    Love that pillow color…such a great combination of fabrics! :)

  58. ileana

    I admire those who are able to create such simple beauty. The pillow is fabulous! It would look great in my living room ;)

  59. JenniferB

    I love the Midwest Magnolia blog and I love the pillow cover. thanks for the chance to win

  60. Alissa

    Love her fabric and color choices! Very cute designs and our living room is in dire need of new throw pillow!

  61. Jenny

    I’d LOVE a pillow! It’s gorgeous! :D

  62. Cynthia raley

    Love your website! Love love pillow. So simple but says so much

  63. Karen Mary

    Such pretty things! And I love that they don’t take themselves too seriously, if you know what I mean. I have a place picked out for the pillow. :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  64. Tristen

    I immediately fell in love with that pillow cover the moment I saw it, and then seeing there was a giveaway, I got even more excited! I would love to win this – thanks for the opportunity! I can’t wait to visit her shop!

  65. Sonia

    Very pretty! We just moved and don’t have as much to decorate with…so I could definitely find a place for such a pretty pillow!

  66. Sarah Nutter

    Um, that might be the cutest pillow I’ve ever seen.

  67. Teresa

    The pillow is precious. I am working on redoing our guest house living area and the pillow would be a perfect beginning. Love it in the white chair as that is what I thinking of. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  68. JulianneRM

    I have the perfect spot for a pillow like this! I’d LOVE to win it!!

  69. Leslie Wagner

    I am pulling together a cozy beach cottage in a month’s time and on a teeny budget! Thank goodness for Craigs List. Melissa’s Gypsy Spirit pillow caught my eye and would look great in the living room. Cute stuff!

  70. Rachel W.

    Love’s Melissa’s stuff! This pillow would be a great jumping off point for my new living room design!

  71. Amy B

    Your pillow is darling and I love the other ruffled one in her shop! I also adore her make-up bag and wondered if it is washable.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  72. Emily P

    Love the pillow. The design and colors are great!

  73. Judy

    Fun giveaway with this pretty pillow.

  74. Tricia B

    What a cute pillow! Fresh and fun!

  75. Corey

    What a darling pillow. New to your blog…and loving it!

  76. Laurie

    What an uplift in the midst of packing our home to move soon, to take a break and visit your blog and see the beautiful pillows, etc that Melissa makes! I will be a regular visitor to her blog and etsy shop!

  77. Lauren

    I would love to win a pillow! Our spare room is desperately needing something!

  78. sarah

    way cute…would love to win.

  79. Rebecca Catena

    Love the pillow!!!

  80. Olga

    Such adorable items!

  81. Cindy

    I just love this pillow so sweet! Going to her etsy shop right now.

  82. Melinda

    Adorable – what purpose in life

  83. sangeetha

    Nice job Melissa with your new store! Congrats

  84. Mallori

    love the colors, cute pillows!

  85. Bailee R. W.

    I was just thinking I want some new pillows for the living room and master bedroom. This one is fab, I would love to win one, but regardless my creativity is inspired!

  86. Laura

    Love this! I hope she starts to sell them in her store!

  87. Laurie

    These are super fun- I love the mix of fabric.

  88. stacy

    oh, my! just what i need, another etsy shop to obsess over. so, so cute!

  89. maria

    Sweet!! So much talent! I would oh so love one!! Thanks for the chance – I so enjoy your blog, BTW!! God love you!!

  90. Amy dean

    Love her stuff!! Would love to have this pillow to put in my study!

  91. Tiffany

    Such a cute shop and blog! Very talented lady!!

  92. Ashley

    That pillow is adorable and so is her site!

  93. nova c.

    so much talent!!! love all the items!

  94. Rita S.

    Love the pillow! Perfect mix of color and texture. So charming!

  95. Holly

    Cute Cute Cute! and inspiring …. I’d love one in Red White and Blue!:)

  96. Lisa

    Love the gypsy pattern! It would give a much needed dash of color to my living room. Gave me a whole new idea of the direction to go with my decorating. Thanks for sharing the Midwest Madnolia site – love it and am now a fan.

  97. Liz Dixon

    She sure does make some cute stuff! Great contest!

  98. Erma

    I LOLed reading about you wanting to stuff a pillow into your laptop bag. The pillow covers are darling! I think those would add some vibrancy to my chocolate-brown leather couches. I also love Melissa’s blog, i’m totally adding her to my long list of daily reads.

  99. Toni Schafer

    What an adorable pillow, love the color combos!

  100. Kim Malone

    Absolutely am in love with Melissa’s style and pillows- beautiful! :)

  101. jennifer

    Okay, I have been at her site for far too long. Cute stuff!!! Loved that you thought to stuff the laptop case…tht sounds like something I would try to do.

  102. jennifer

    I have spent the better part of the afternoon at her site. Love the color

  103. Michele P.

    very pretty work she does! love the use of color and design… the gypsy spirit pillowcase cover is very nice :)

  104. Brenda

    Love this pillow!

  105. Patty

    I love your pillow and Melissa’s work! Fingers crossed….hope I win!

  106. Jackie

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. Love your pillow!

  107. Allicia

    Love the very colorful pillow on her website. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Blessings.

  108. julie

    What a great pillow! Original design. The ipad and laptop covers on midwest magnolia are also wonderful- a great element of touch to the tech of today’s tools.

  109. Courtney

    I love her different fabrics and colors! A new pillow would brighten up my home :). P.S. I struggled with infertility, too, and now have two beautiful daughters. P.P.S. I love your blog, especially when seasons change. I get so many great ideas for my own home.

  110. Brenda

    cute, cute, cute fabric and design! Thanks for having the contest! :)

  111. Andi T.

    Great giveaway! That ruffle pillow color is absolutely adorable! Love it!

  112. Nicole Lynn

    ahhh I want one! Love the colors! Just beautiful & so cheery!

  113. Joan

    I would love to win a new pillow cover for my living room. I am getting ready to have my bargain sofa( beautiful , rounded corners and tufted all across the back) from a charity shop for ill children recovered. The best part that it was $30! This pillow cover may be my inspiration point so she can be as daring as she likes. I love color!!

  114. Laura

    Love the ruffled one! So many pretty colors!

  115. Kristina

    Hope to win…would be great to have in our den. Would be a special treasure.

  116. Prairie Mama

    Oh what talent she has….So cute! Thanks for the chance!

  117. Kaycee

    Super Cute Love it!

  118. KO

    so cute!

  119. Lorese Harper

    very nice Etsy shop – beautiful array of colors abound in every project = nice work!

  120. Andrea

    delightful giveaway, her work is charming.

  121. catherine

    love the ipad sleeves. i love the blues and turquiose!

  122. Rachel

    Adorable fabrics.

  123. Stephanie

    Beautiful pillow – love her shop! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  124. Kim J.

    Really beautiful!! Great giveaway@

  125. Stephanie

    Love the makeup bags too! How cute!

  126. Selma

    Ooohhh…. such beautiful work. I do like the pillow you showcase, the Burlap Blue and Yellow Pillow Cover… it’s totally my style!

  127. Anne

    Too cute! Love the colors!

  128. Karen

    Love her blog and website. The colors and designs are so warm and whimsical! Fun.

  129. Juliann

    I think I have a new blog to follow. And if I could I would buy up everything in her shop. Such cute things!

  130. Courtney


  131. Penny

    I absolutely adore this pillow!! Hope I win!! Thank you for such a Great Give-a-way!! :)

  132. Geniene Marco

    Cute pillows! I have a new blog to follow, too!

  133. Cheree

    Very cute & very unique! Love it!

  134. Donna Bowes

    Love the Ode to Cottage laptop sleeve! Thanks for the giveaway!

  135. Lori

    Beautiful. I would love a pillow cover of my very own!

  136. amber french

    ooh, i love the ruffle cotton pillow – it’s so cute!

  137. Julia

    I found your site this morning, and now its 5.30pm lol, you have so much talen and wonderful taste…. please, tell me where you got the material for the dining room curtains !!!!
    Off to Etsy……. to check you out :)

  138. Andrea

    Love the pillow and her work. Hope I win. Happy Labor Day.

  139. Crystal

    I need a sleeve for my laptop – maybe I’ve just found the place to get it! Thanks for sharing. Your pillow looks wonderful.

  140. Jennifer

    Talented! Love the yellows she used!

  141. jessica w.

    so many cute things in her etsy shop!

  142. Hope

    I love your pillow cover! The ruffle cotton pillow cover on Melissa’s etsy page is ADORABLE!!!!

  143. Julia

    Melissa is so creative. I had no idea she was doing things like this now! I love those laptop sleeves–so pretty and colorful. Thanks for telling us about her new Etsy shop! :)

  144. Amy Hay

    Such a wonderful thing to share!! Thanks, Amy

  145. Meredith

    I love that pillow! So cute!

  146. Darlene Rugg

    I visited her site and love the ruffled pillow. I also love the blue and green Ipad case but I don’t have an Ipad :( Maybe she could make me a pillow like it!!

  147. Sara

    Super cute stuff!! Love her pillows!

  148. Chelsea

    I love her Etsy shop! Such beautiful items!

  149. Shelly

    the pillow is adorable!!

  150. Jody

    Sweet pillow! It’s inspiring me to think about my pillows in a new way.

  151. April was in CT now CA

    That is one adorable pillow and she’s got such cute things in her shop!

  152. Michelle

    Wow. I love that pillow too! Her stuff is adorable!!! Is there still tiem to enter?

  153. Henria O.

    Very cute pillow! I’ve taken a look at the items in her shop and I really like her choice of fabrics!

  154. CherylM.

    Sweet! Love the choice of fabric.

  155. CherylM.

    Very Pretty!

  156. Coastal Femme

    Your pillow is darling.I really liked Melissa’s Etsy shop- so many lovely things to choose from.

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