Wednesday, May 20, 2009

ONE year of fun!!

ACK! Can you believe it? I've been blogging for a year today! Wicked crazy cool, eh? I don't really feel like it's my anniversary, because I didn't reeeeeally start blogging till about September (or so).

I started this blog because I felt like that chick in the Lowe's commercial -- you know the one standing with her friends, them asking, "You did that?" "And THAT?" My girlfriends would want to know how, when, why, where...you know. (And I love that!)

So I thought it would be an easy way to show friends and family my projects -- although not all my friends read this blog -- what's up with that? (They just come to my house and ask me...)

It wasn't till fall of last year that I realized there were other creative blogs out there too. (Give me a break people -- 14 months ago I didn't even know what a blog was.) And I fell into the deep (wonderful) abyss that is blogging -- for reals.

To celebrate, I am giving away some of my favorite items!! You may not find them very exciting, but I couldn't live without them. Soon you will be in lurve too, just wait! (Buhwahahahahaha...)

First -- a miter box and saw (saw may or may not be included -- I need to check to make the post office won't think I'm going postal or something:

So you can do projects like this:

(To see all my molding projects, go here.)

To get you organized, I'm giving away a fan-freakin'-tastic Dymo label-maker:

Oh yes. Yes I am. So you can do this to your pantry:
(To see all the organization projects, go here.)


My BFF hemming tape (super weight of course):
So you can make easy-peasy roman shades like this:
Wanna see all my window treatments? Huh? Do ya? Go here.

Some yummy jute/sisal twine:
So you can cover your vase, like this:

More jute love? Go here.

And finally, the most exciting of all! (Lying.) A paint roller and handle -- I want you to paint your walls!!

So you can do something fun like this:
Yes, yes, I know. For more painting ideas, go here.

Just comment here to enter! I'll have two winners -- the first prize winner will pick three items and the second will get the remaining two. I'll announce the winners Monday morning.

I have to thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for making this so fun. Your comments and e-mails continue to make my day (and I appreciate your patience when it takes me two weeks to get back to you!!).

You all continue to inspire me to be more creative and I appreciate that more than you know! I hope I continue to inspire you for a long time to come.

Sniff!!!
I can't handle it...just go enter why don't you. I'm all veklempt.

611 comments:

  1. I just found your blog this week. I have loved looking thru all your posts and finding some fun ideas I'd like to try! I would love to win something!

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  2. I love your blog so much and am getting so many great ideas from it! You are super talented and thanks for taking the time to share all your tips and directions with us. You inspire us all to be decorators on a budget :)
    Becca

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  3. I really love your blog! I can't such great ideas and it totally motivates me to get working on my house!

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  4. Seriously?! I just stumbled upon your blog like 3 days ago and have been here at least twice a day reading till dawn about all of your adventures in molding! I am dying to do it myself but still a lil sceered..not sure if I can pull it off. You really have inspired me tho and maybe, just maybe, if I win this stuff it'll b my sign that I too can do all of these amazing things! So pls pls pick me! :)

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  5. Like that first person, I too discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago. I admire all the work you have done in your house. And have been "collecting" ideas of my own. Happy 1st anniversary!

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  6. Ooh, sign me up too! I love all of your ideas!

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  7. Thank you for a years worth of fabulous ideas! It is so empowering to be able to take on and complete these projects you share. Don't stop!

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  8. Love you blog, your creativity, your sense of humor and now your generosity.

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  9. I found you a couple of weeks ago and I LURVE your ideas!! I have actually been to GoodWill twice in the past two weeks! Congrats on one year!

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  10. Congrats! Thanks for a chance to win one of those great items :o)

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  11. oooo, that miter box and saw has my name on it... I want to make cool art too!

    Love your blog..keep it coming!

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  12. I would love any of those treats!! Keep up the fun projects!

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  13. It's my birthday. I need a present! I love to check your blog for inspiration. Thanks>

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  14. I am SO glad you started a blog -- and even more glad that I found it! Thanks for all your ideas and encouragement to just do it!

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  15. i just discovered you earlier this week, and you are so inspiring! i love your ideas, and i like your writing style! :) keep up the great work! i check in on you every day now!

    -Aileen (aawiesner@juno.com)

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  16. i just discovered you earlier this week, and you are so inspiring! i love your ideas, and i like your writing style! :) keep up the great work! i check in on you every day now!

    -Aileen (aawiesner@juno.com)

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  17. i just discovered you earlier this week, and you are so inspiring! i love your ideas, and i like your writing style! :) keep up the great work! i check in on you every day now!

    -Aileen (aawiesner@juno.com)

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  18. I am SO sorry! I didn't mean to do that!!! I guess I was too impatient! Apologies!
    -Aileen-

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  19. Love, love, love your blog. You have inspired me to kick it up and notch and take some chances in decorating.

    Thank you!

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  20. Sarah, I admit I'm a lurker and have not posted a comment before but I have been reading your blog since the fall and you are my #1 favorite--you are inspiring and creative and best of all successful in getting all of us to believe we can do it! Thank you and please continue for many more years!
    -Michelle (michwjoe@hotmail.com)

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  21. I love your blog. You have helped me take my first steps into re doing furniture. You are the best!!! One complaint.... can you put new posts up every day? I have to check your blog many times a day in hopes of finding a new inspiration.
    Thanks
    Cindi

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  22. As the new owner of a large home and very little money, I'm a huge fan! Pick me! Pick me! PS....I'm also the owner of very few tools :)

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  23. Happy Blogiversary! I'm SO eyeing that little label maker! :) Thanks for inspiring us all!

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  24. Happy One Year Anniversary!

    Your blog is awesome. I love checking out your creative ideas. I really like that miter box. I wish I knew those existed when we did the trim in my daughter's room!

    LOL about mailing the saw. I wouldn't have thought of that.

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  25. How fun! I have really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing all the great ideas.

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  26. Happy Blogiversary! I love all the inspiration and ideas I get from you!

    My husband on the other hand is sick of me saying..."let's run to Lowe's, I need some spray paint!"

    He always likes the end results though!

    Pick me!

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  27. Well, all i have to say is i have got my husband hooked onto your blog. That says it all!
    sr2bfriends@yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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  28. May I take part in the giveaway too? Pretty please (with molding surrounding it prettily)? (: Really hope to win something!!

    Congratulations on your first year blog anniversary!

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  29. Congrats on the one year! You have brought such delightful craftiness to the blog world and we love ya for it! ;)
    Ashley

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  30. I really need the label maker (anything to help me on my journey to organizaton!). Thanks for the continued information and inspiration! You're the best!

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  31. Wish I could say I had been reading you from the beginning but I only discovered your blog about 3 months ago...and I love it! Great ideas and great advice. (BTW - most of my friends don't read my blogs either!)

    Congratulations on a whole year!

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  32. my Google reader suggested your blog, and I love it!

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  33. oh wow...congratulations Sarah !!!! I hope you have many more great blogging years... I would love to win the miter box. thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. Congratulations! I hope my blog looks as amazing as yours in a years time. I've just started to blog and also to be more creative and try things out. I didn't even know you could get a label maker - so cool, may need to get one of these anyway! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  35. Congratulations on your one-year blogging anniversary!!! This has to be the best give-a-way yet that I've seen in blogland!! Oh, how I want to win. I love having my very own tools!!! Thanks bunches for thinking of your faithful readers!!!

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  36. A whole year already! Congratulations! I really enjoy reading your blog.

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  37. Look how much you have shared in one year! Congrats! I love following your blog. Thanks as always for all you share with all of us.

    Charla

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  38. Congrats Sarah!
    Happy Blogiversary!
    I am soooo glad that I found your blog; you have given me the courage and little nudge I needed to get me started on the projects that I have been afraid to do since we had or house built 2 years ago.
    Thank you so much for all that you share with us!
    Huggs,
    Tonya

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  39. I am a fairly new reader of your blog, and I LOVE it! This is my first comment (YAY!), and what better post to be a person's first comment than a giveaway?! :) Thanks so much for all the wonderful inspiration! I bought a cool looking and wicked cheap glass bottle from Ikea (my candy store) and "juted" it! It looks awesome, and my husband was very impressed. :)

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  40. That's one amazing giveaway!!! I love your blog! It's loaded with ideas and inspiration, and I love the way you write a post. = ) Good stuff! Congrats on your blogaversary!

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  41. OH, MY!! How I'd love to be able to do projects that you do. Love all your ideas.

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  42. Congratulations on a YEAR! I'm glad you started blogging, I love your ideas!

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  43. Congratulations on your year of blogging and thanks for the good ideas. Maybe, if I win, I can try some of them!

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  44. YAY! A give away! and great stuff too! I sure hope I win..lol! I've been reading for a while now and have actually came back to search a couple of posts for projects! Thanks for all the help!
    Hugs!

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  45. Hi!! I read you from Portugal!! Every day i come here to find the news. Can I also be part of the give away?? Thanks!!

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  46. Hi,
    I just adore reading your blog. I have to check every single day to see if you have added a new entry. I love everything you do. You are so darn creative. Please please please enter me in your wonderful contest giveaway.
    thanks :)
    oh and happy day to you!!!
    deezie
    deeziesunshine@aol.com

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  47. Happy one year! I adore your blog and your taste. I would love to win!

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  48. I found your blog last week and immediately added it to my blog roll. Love love love the curtains ~ my next project ;o) Please enter me in your giveaway!
    Thanks,
    Lauralee
    spencefamily@windstream.net

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  49. I started following your blog a few weeks ago. Happy Anniversary! Tyna

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  50. I love your blog and this is a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing your ideas on your blog.

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  51. Happy anniversary! Your blog is so inspirational- so thank you thank you thank you!

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  52. Congrats on a year! And Congrats on such a fantastic blog. I love your blog and your ideas. Thank you for sharing with us!
    In joy, Troye

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  53. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! I didn't know what a blog was until not all that long ago either. My, you've come a long way, sistah!

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  54. Congratulations and thank for all great inspirational ideas! Have a great day!

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  55. What a great year it has been! You're so generous with your giveaway too. CONGRATS on the year.

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  56. Congrats on 1 yr!!!! I've been enjoying your site and inspiration for about 6 months now.

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  57. I've been following your blog for several months now - congrats on the one year anniversary!

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  58. What a fun giveaway to celebrate your blogiversary! I do enjoy visiting and being inspired by your creativity. Thanks for sharing!

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  59. Love your blog & all the tutorials. Thanks for sharing.
    Julie

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  60. Oh, pick me. You are a woman after my own heart. For Christmas I asked for an electric sander and a nail gun... love it.
    I REALLY want that miter box especially.
    thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  61. YEAH for you and your 1 year anniversary. I've been following for about two months and after immediately finding it - I went out and got me some spray paint..
    so, thank you for the inspiration..
    Here's to you for one year and many to come..

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  62. I recently found your blog and am trying to catch up on reading all of your ideas and tips! What great prizes for the giveaway!

    ~Lynn

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  63. Congratulations! Loved seeing reminders of the things I still want to do around here! Ha! Maybe winning would make things a little easier...

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  64. Congrats on one year! I love your blog!!

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  65. Just found your blog from One Pretty Thing. Love your wallpaper art project. So kind of you to have a giveaway. .. .

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  66. I look forward to your blog posts more than any other. Thanks to you I painted some old furniture (that I was going to trash) and it now has a beautiful and happy place in my home.

    I'm so happy you started your blog. Congrats on a year of posts!

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  67. Congrats on your year anniversary. My pantry looks like yours:) Love my Dymo & plastic containers. Your previous post was so cut and funny. I remember those days of having a little one and stuff being everywhere!

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  68. I have been reading your blog for about a month and absolutely love it!!! I have tried a few things you have suggested and hope to try more soon!

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  69. Love your blog! Love the Label Machine! Love it! Love it! Love it!

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  70. I love your blog! Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary of fun projects, creativity and tons of smart inspiring ideas!

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  71. Love your blog. Being former military, I never felt like I could decorate because it was just going to have to be undone in a few months anyways. Now that we are out, I wanted to decorate but had no idea how, LOL! Your blog has been such an inspiration! Happy Blog-i-versary!

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  72. I LOVE your blog. So many cute, thrifty ideas!! Happy Anniversary!

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  73. I recently found your blog and am in love with all the creative ideas!! You are soo talented! I've found a love for Goodwill recently after seeing all your projects that have turned out so great!

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  74. I just came across your blog. I've got a lot of catching up to do. Happy 1 year! It's great.

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  75. Congrats! Your blog is wonderful and I enjoy reading it everyday! THANKS!

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  76. Congratulations on a year of blogging! May the next year be even better!
    Blessings,
    Shilo
    P.S. I have a decorating dilema posted over on my blog...would love to have your advice!

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  77. Happy Blogiversary!! Here's to many many more :) Love the giveaway!!! It will inspire many projects ;) I'd love to enter :)))



    Thanks again for your kindness, including us in your celebration!


    Dana
    d09@goldingers.com

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  78. Congrats on hitting a year! You have wonderful ideas that I just haven't incorporated yet!

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  79. Congrats on a year! For your next post PLEASE tell me how you do all this with a little one runing around! LOVE your blog

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  80. i love your blog - congrats on your sucess

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  81. Happy Blogger Anniversary to you! Such wonderful ideas and inspiration. Looking forward to what the new year has in store.

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  82. What a great giveaway! Blogging sure is addictive isn't it? I had someone email me about all the blogs I follow and I realized just how many are on my list. But there are so many inspirational people out there, it's easy to follow so many.

    Happy blogging anniversary!
    ~Michelle

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  83. I LLOOVVEE your blog and check it DAILY - keep ALL those ideas, tutorials, and concepts a coming!!!!!!!!
    Nicole~

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  84. that is suppose to be LLOOVVEE - LOVE :)
    Nicole~

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  85. I have enjoyed your blog! I'm thinking of trying your twine idea around some glass shades on my kitchen light....I just have to find some twine! Congratulations on your blog milestone!!

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  86. I love your blog! Congrats on the milestone and thanks for the giveaway!

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  87. I love reading your blog!! It makes me want to be more creative!! Congrats on your first year!!!

    Kim from MS

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  88. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  89. OOOOOOh, pick me. WE are moving in a couple of weeks and I have big plans that include most of those items. I have even been inspired by you to try the miter saw. Congrats on the Blog Anniversary. You have a great blog and so many great ideas!

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  90. Thanks for a year's worth of great ideas! This is one of my very favorite blogs--I love your style and creative projects. Congrats! :)

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  91. Congratulations! You give me hope that I can do awesome things to my home AND be a mom of two very young kids besides!

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  92. Thank you for both the giveaway and your inspiring blog! I've gotten so many great ideas from it!

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  93. I found your blog through a link on my friend's blog, and I luurve (as you would say!) it! You have such fun projects that my non-creative mind would never think of. Your descriptions make me laugh 'til I cry, too. Happy Blog-o-versary!!!

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  94. I'm almost ashamed to admit how excited I got when I saw the miter box. My husband has one of the huge ones and I don't dare touch it. But this one would be mine, mine, mine, all mine!! Oh, and happy anniversary!

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  95. What a great giveaway! And you've inspired me with all your great projects. I'm painting my dining room this week, and found the most fabulous paint EVER! Check out my blog if you're interested in knowing.

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  96. Congratulations! I wanted to let you know that your blog provides me with the "kick in the but" that I think we all need sometimes to get motivated. I am inspired by you! I appreciate the wonderful giveaway!
    Many Thanks!
    Sharon
    slw_kerr@yahoo.com

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  97. My heart actually skipped a beat when I saw the miter box!!!!!!!!!! And oooohhhhhhhhh girrrrrl friend...that label maker would be my new best friend!!!!

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  98. I think this is the perfect time for me to list the 5 THINGS I LURVE ABOUT YOUR BLOG!!

    5)You do your own molding and it looks FAB!

    4)You design on a sensible budget and everything looks "gorge".

    3)You are not "sceered" to use power tools

    2)You use words like "gorge, sceered, and lurve" (it cracks me up!)

    1)The fact that you empower women like me who at one point was told by a man "here let me do that or are you sure you know what you're doing?" I feel so confident knowing that I can do the same projects a man can do without help and thats THANKS TO YOU! So happy anniversary Sarah and I hope to celebrate more with you.

    www.home23duncanboys.blogspot.com

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  99. Oh how much fun! I do love the roman shades!

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  100. I've been combing through your blog for a little over a week. You've got such great ideas and your posts have definately inspired me to try out some projects on my own.

    Now I'm off to day dream about that label maker for a bit . . . :)

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  101. Oooohhhh! I want to win!!!

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  102. Love all the prizes! But I admit, I need the label maker.

    Christine
    christine_mcneme@yahoo.com

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  103. love your site and ideas. you inspire me.
    becki

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  104. Morning Sarah,

    I check your blog a couple of times each day; I love all the inspiration and the crafty ways that you do things. Please enter me in your giveaway. I "heart" that label maker, I have been wanting one for...gee... a long long time.

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  105. I only recently found your blog and have added you to my reader. Love the great inspiration!

    ~vee

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  106. I just discovered your blog and it's a great source of inspiration!

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  107. I LOVE your blog! I've gotten so many "When we have a house, I'm SO doing that!" ideas! :)

    Thanks for sharing all your tips :)

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  108. Miter box & saw = H.A.P.P.Y.

    You rock! (and saw, and sew, and label, and organize, and create, and...I could go on forever)

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  109. Congrats on the one year!!! That is awesome...and what fun giveaway treats!
    I WOULD LOVE TO WIN!!!!

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  110. I love your blog and you have given
    me so many ideas, and the courage to go get a miter box and saw of my own, if I don't win!! You convinced me to put a new light fixture MYSELF in a bathroom...and I DID! Thanks!

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  111. Congrats on your blogaversary!

    I've recently discovered your blog, and I'm blown away by all of your great ideas.

    Lisa

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  112. Hey girl! Your blog gets me so inspired to decorate!

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  113. Never realized all I needed was a saw and a miter box to make such neat projects. Hemming tape made me think of my oldest daughter. She came by the other day and her pants were hemmed with staples. Could have been worse, you know were known down in the south for fixing everything with duct tape. lol

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  114. Wow what a great giveway. Well, I know my chances are slim, but I just wanted to take the time to tell you, thank you for inspiring me to take control of my home, and make it the haven my family deserves! Keep up the good work.

    yanira
    ydatmillslaw@hotmail.com

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  115. I love your blog and would REALLY love to win your awesome prize package. Happy blogoversary!

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  116. Happy Anniversary! Love your blog.

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  117. Congrats on your blogoversary! I love reading about all your projects!

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  118. Happy Anniversary! I have a coffee table find out in my garage because of your blog, I can't wait to get it painted and destressed!

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  119. I love your blog!! You are so inspiring and amusing!

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  120. I love checking out your blog each day and gathering great ideas!

    b.leitchatcomcastdotnet

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  121. What a cool givaway! I love coming here everyday for new inspiration! Congratulations on your anniversary!

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  122. I love your blog and ideas! I actually emailed you to ask for some painting advice awhile back and was happy that you were so nice and easy to work with. I've tried several of your projects and just LOVE how they have turned out. I've directed many friends to your blog as well when they ask where I've gotten my inspiration :) Keep on bloggin'! You inspire the rest of us!!
    * my blog doesn't have very many projects on it yet... I'm just starting this creative journey :)

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  123. Hi there! I just recently started reading your blog. In fact.... the dr. I work for has been out of the office this week, and yeah! I read your entire blog in a day! AND, I got some great ideas, AND i started my own blog!! :) Thank you for sharing all your ideas! Have a fantastic day!

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  124. I am so addicted to your blog..what a great giveaway! Thanks for letting me enter!

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  125. Congrats!! I enjoy your projects and someday I will get around to doing my own!!

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  126. Congratulations!! I'm looking forward to tackling several projects this summer from your inspiration.

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  127. Happy Anniversary! What no NKOTB tickets or downloads? ha
    Your blog is always my first stop!

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  128. Happy 1 Year! What a generous giveaway! Can't wait to see your upcoming projects.

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  129. Thanks so much for all you inspiration! I love your blog!

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  130. Wahoo! Happy 1 year! I LOVE your blog and have gotten some great ideas. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  131. What a fun giveaway! And congrats on your blogaversary! :)

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  132. Congrats on 1 year! Count me in for the goodies!

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  133. Congratulations on your one year!!! Ok, now I think some of those are so cool and I absolutely love your ideas.

    tkglenn2002 at yahoo dot com

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  134. You've gotten some major projects completed, girl! and what a giveaway......SO empowering! Ha.
    Thanks for all the great tips and encouragement!

    Suzanne

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  135. Happy blogiversary! Thanks for all your ideas.

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  136. What a FUN giveaway! Count me in! :-)

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  137. My husband is jealous, and I think even amazed sometimes, of my handyman tool skills. Imagine what I could show him with my own box saw (or ball of twine!!)

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  138. Hi Thrifty Decor Chick! I've had your blog in my google reader since I found it! Congrats on one year of fab projects! I am in the process of decorating/painting my 4 month old home! I would love the miter box... I'd have crown molding in a hot second! Enjoy your one year!

    p.s. I copied your sisal vases. They took some garage sale bottles from just normal to just jute-tastic!

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  139. Congrats on your anniversary! I love reading your blog! Keep up the good work! Your giveaway is awesome to by the way!

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  140. Congrats! Oh, and I totally heart your blog! I love all the ideas and I love how handy you are...way to go girl!

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  141. Yay! How fun! I have totally been enjoying your blog! In fact, I made my first trip to the thrift store yesterday to find awesome stuff to uae and make awesome! I am totally getting a label maker soon. I was just thinking this morning that I need one!

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  142. I never win anything, but that doesnt stop me from trying! Crossing my fingers!

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  143. Such a wonderful way to celebrate your blogiversary!

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  144. What fun stuff!! Happy blogoversary! I so enjoy seeing what project you have going on. :)

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  145. I just found your blog and I'm in lurve. This came at the perfect time as we're about to purchase a new home and will definitely be poor afterwards. Homeowners but poor none the less. Fantastic... I'm adding you to my bloglines

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  146. Happy Blogaversary!Maybe you could just come to my house and give me ideas!

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  147. Congrats on your one year blogversary! I've been following you for a few months and check in almost daily to see your projects and get inspired by your creativity. I've never won anything in a giveaway and would LOVE to win (my label maker went to label maker heaven) Thanks *crossing my fingers and toes* Rebecca (rebeccajohnson at new dot rr dot com)

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  148. Congrats on the year of blogging. Now, gimme that good stuff. =)

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  149. Congrats girl!!!!!
    Amazing!
    I just want you to know that you are not only handy but hilarious as well.
    Thanks for a great a great year!!

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  150. Wow, exciting! I love reading about all your projects. I would love to get my hands on a label maker!
    -stacy
    slwilkins05@yahoo.com

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  151. Your stuff is amazaing! I should like to win so I could do some of the stuff you do! You can e-mail me at jubeejewels6(at)msn(dot)com if I get lucky enough to win!

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  152. I love your blog and check it everyday! Oh, and I totally understand the Lowe's chick thing. =)

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  153. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I JUST found your blog this week. I've lost so much sleep this week trying to figure out where I can install some molding! Thank you for such inspiring projects. I may be reached at alliescraig at yahoo dot com. Thank you for the generous give-aways.

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  154. Happy Anniversary! Love your blog!

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  155. ME ME ME!!! Please enter me in the drawing!
    aorlflood at comcast dot net

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  156. I have the worst luck in the world so hoping that changes! I started blogging because of your post actually :) Thanks fo sharing all your ideas!

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  157. WOOO HOO! Happy Blogiversary! :)

    jadensmail at gmail dot com

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  158. It would be so cool to win! That miter box would be great. :)

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  159. I love all your stuff. As soon as this baby comes I'm making over the whole house... ok maybe just a room or two!

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  160. Happy Anniversary! So many great projects and ideas crammed into one year! May the next year have just as many!

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  161. Amazing how fast a year goes by! Congrats!!!!

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  162. Of course, I'll comment for a giveaway. ;)

    And, if you're reading *ALL* these comments, I begin work on the wallpaper covered canvases this week. Even my husband is in to it. :)

    Thanks.

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  163. happy blog-versary!! this is one of the best giveaways ever!! i added you to my blog roll about a month and i love it here! thanks for the chance to win! ashleydcraftyb[at]gmail[dot]com

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  164. Congrats on your blog anniversary! You always have fun projects. Great giveaway!

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  165. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! I just found your blog a few months ago and have been following ever since! You are so creative and so generous to share all your tips and DIY ideas! I doubt I'll win, given the fact that there are already 169 comments on here, but I would be sooo super happy if I did! This is by far the best giveway I've ever seen!

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  166. How fun. I love your Roman Shades, and someday may be brave enough to try it.

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  167. Love your blog! I have been so inspired and am actuallu redoing my living room as we speak! Happy 1 year!! Looking forward to year 2... And the giveaway, of course!

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  168. Happy Blogiversary, Sara! You are insanely popular (well-deserved!) Last night I went to bed at 1 AM and there were no posts from you in my reader. It was not even 10 AM when I found your post and there are already 169 comments!!! :) Not good for my chances of winning, I know, but good for you! I am so hoping to win that mitre box and saw...

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  169. I love your blog. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  170. How fun! Happy Blogiversary to you and thanks for a great giveaway! I have been so inspired by what you share here and have all sorts of plans for my home now. Thanks!

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  171. Congrats on your blog-a-versary! :) *fingers crossed!*
    ~Kirsten
    b.k.parr (at) netzero (dot) com

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  172. Oh. My. Gosh. My day has been made! I want that miter box in a bad way, Sister! Let me know A.S.A.P when you draw my little name! Woot-woot!

    Jill
    jilljones43@msn.com

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  173. I am so glad you started blogging because I have gotten so many great ideas from you. Happy Anniversary!

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  174. Oh my goodness, what an awesome giveaway! I have been wanting a miter box and a label maker for weeks. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

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  175. I just recently started reading your blog and I am in LOVE!! The ideas oh my!!!!!

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  176. OMG I so want that miter box. I have been wanting one for months, I know that they are pretty inexpensive but free would be even better. Congrats on one year! Too exciting!

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  177. Thank you for all of your great ideas - my sister and I read everyday and love doing your projects!! Congrats on your 1 year!! :)

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  178. Wow, Wow and more Wow! I am drooling over the miter box! I have been wanting one for a while, but keep putting it and all the other projects I have in mind off! If I win that I'll have NO excuse! Love your blog and all your ideas! You are my inspiration girl!

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  179. I love your blog!! I would go crazy with that label maker...pick me!!

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  180. I live vicariously through your blog! You do amazing work. Congrats on your Anv.

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  181. ooo ooo ooo I want in for the giveaway! We just moved and I could use all the things, but I'll gladly settle for just 2 or 3! :)

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  182. I already know which items I would pick!

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  183. Hey, could you sit down with my husband and convince him that we need to start making changes in our house now, and not in 6 months? Hehe.

    P.S. I'm totally holding my breath for that label maker!!

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  184. I've been lurking on your blog for most of the past year that you've been blogging. I've tried out your faux Roman shades on several of my windows and LOVE them. I would love to try some of your moulding projects next. Thatnks for all the great how-tos!

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  185. You have given me so many ideas! Thanks for our encouraging words! Happy Blog Anniversary!

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  186. I just love your projects! I just found your blog yesterday and i hvae been going through all of the archives!

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  187. Just LOVE your blog! Happy blog birthday/anniversary! WAHOO!!!

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  188. Congrats on rockin' it out for a whole year!!! I'm gunning for the miter box - you've totally inspired me!

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  189. Happy Anniversary! Hey...9 months ago I didn't know what a blog was either,now I'm addicted to all you talented ladies!

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  190. Pick me! Pick me! I need stuff!

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  191. What a way to celebrate! Thanks for all of your great inspirations!

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  192. What a fabulous giveaway! Congrats on one year!

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  193. Ooooh! I totally want that miter saw thingy! I love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

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I LOVE your comments, thank you! (I read every single one.)

If you have a specific question I will do my best to answer you back here! Be sure to check out the FAQs tab at the top of the site and my Projects page for paint colors and DIY projects as well.

THANKS so much for reading!