Friday, August 14, 2009

DIY chalk holder

I have the BEST readers, hands down. I mean, if there was reality show for blog readers, I'd give you all a rose. I definitely wouldn't extinguish your torch. And I totally would knock you down and pull your hair in a reality-star girl fight. You are that special to me.

When I asked what I should do with my chalk storage for my DIY chalkboard, a few of you mentioned I should do an itty bitty cutie patootie window box like I did here.

So I did. And it's caaaute:

Seriously, I never would have thought of that, and I LOVE it!

I just nailed a few pieces of wood together to create a little box -- quick and easy! Thanks for the awesome idea!!

582 comments:

  1. How is it that I'm first?!?
    LOVE vinyl lettering!
    I'll be back for my second entry with my fave item!
    clsch6@gmail.com

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  2. What a lucky day to stumble upon your blog! I love the Cowboy and Outhouse designs, but they are all amazing.

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  3. ALL of the little accents. The pretty scrolly swirly ones. Yes, I'd put those all over my home. LOVE!

    I want a custom one that says "Ohana".

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  4. I am so glad I found your blog. I loove your ideas and I love vinyls.

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  5. What great looking vin-yl (get it - vine + vinyl) designs!! Love them. And your blog is so fun and sparking my creativity. Thanks!

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  6. I am back to comment on my favorite vinyl. I have been looking for something to put in my entryway. I love this one: May this home be blessed with laughter of children, the Warmth of a close family, Hope for the future, and fond Memories of the past

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  7. I love using vinyl wall stickies! I always have my eye out for new stuff! Those vine stickies are super neat!

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  8. ok so this is totally crazy - I was JUST on Etsy looking for a Chandelier decal and saw MANY I wanted but hers is AWESOME! love the prices too!

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  9. Yay for giveaways of super cute stuff! You're awesome!

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  10. OH I love the wall art. The frames are amazing! Love your little window box for the chalk board too. Did you ever figure out if writing on the chalkboard part of the wall lead to writing on other parts of the wall? I've been toying with the idea of painting one for my 22 month old twins but I'm s.c.a.r.e.d.

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  11. Hey, that window box chalk holder looks super! Can't wait to check out the E.A.D. Designs site!

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  12. I really like their design center. I would love to create a custom saying...

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  13. those are so fantastic! enter me for a chance to win, pretty please!

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  14. I'm sorry I didn't come up with the window box idea, but I'm so glad it worked and you love it!

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  15. I love vinyl decorations! Woo Hoo!!!! Thanks so much! Camille

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  16. I've been using lots of vinyls throughout my home and LOVEEEE (Lurrrve) them! Going to check her site out now!

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  17. What a great give away, I always like these vinyl decals.

    Cheri

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  18. What a great give away, I always like these vinyl decals.

    Cheri

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  19. WOOOOHOOOO, I love me a good giveaway!

    :o)

    Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training

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  20. I LOVE stuff like this because I totally don't have any more room for stuff in my house! Something flat and on the wall is the perfect solution! :)

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  21. I would love a sign for my laundry room!!

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  22. Your window box chalk holder looks sooo cuuute there! I love it. I am headed over to the website now, looks like I will have fun browsing around.

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  23. Funny I was at her site a few days ago too. I love her stuff! Her prices are great too! I'm looking for laundry ones, family ones and some for my room (I already have always kiss me goodnight over my bed) off to look some more!

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  24. Love, love, love vinyl decals. I'm such a scaredy cat to try one!

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  25. Oooh, she does have some cute things! I want to do something in my livingroom.

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  26. Very cute designs! I'd love to win. Pick me!

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  27. Okay I LOVE all the stuff I saw. I really really like the sign for the entry way that said, " welcome, enter as guests leave as friends". I might just have to go buy a few things from there!

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  28. I love your little chalkboard wall. I actually saw an empty frame at goodwill a couple hours ago that would be GREAT for that, but I simply don't have the room, so I passed. Going to look at EAD now to pick out what I like best!

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  29. I really the same vine wall panels that you like and I think putting them on some MDF is a great solution

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  30. My friend just told me about your blog a month ago and I love love it. So inspiring. I would love to win the givaway....especially since I am moving tomorrow. A great piece to my new home.

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  31. I would love to have a "Welcome" on our front door!

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  32. Hi! I've never commented before, but I love your ideas and look forward to every new post! (I've even re-created your pear idea and have my own Glidden black paint waiting in the garage. . . )
    Anyway, love this giveaway!! :)
    Have a good weekend.

    joeybelle.blogspot.com
    joeybelledesigns.blogspot.com

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  33. Other Things May Change Us
    But We Start And End With Family
    I love this one! It would be perfect in my Livingroom.

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  34. Her vinyl designs are awesome!! I live the vine panels and have been looking for something like that for my bedroom. My little girls room and baby boys room are done by my room could sure use some help.

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  35. I love the wall panels she does with the vinyl! They had some really cute ones for a girls room!

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  36. I love your blog and I luuurrrrve this vinyl lettering. I'll be back with my fave...

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  37. I love this vinyl wall thingys and only have 2 small one in my house! :)Lisa
    kssnnikkel.blogspot.com

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  38. Her vinyl designs are awesome!! I live the vine panels and have been looking for something like that for my bedroom. My little girls room and baby boys room are done by my room could sure use some help.

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  39. Off to check out the designs right now.

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  40. Wow she has a pretty site!

    I love that she has a pirate section. :)

    I think it may be the power of suggestion but I'm digging the chandeliers. Especially 5 and 7. And pretty much ALL of the flourishes.

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  41. What a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  42. I lurrrve the E.A.D. Designs site--so many great products with very decent prices too! One of my faves is the "Dream" sign~it would look fantastic by my daughter's bed!

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  43. Hi! I've never commented before, but I love your ideas and look forward to every new post! (I've even re-created your pear idea and have my own Glidden black paint waiting in the garage. . . )
    Anyway, love this giveaway!! :)
    Have a good weekend.

    joeybelle.blogspot.com
    joeybelledesigns.blogspot.com

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  44. Chandelier 2 would fit perfectly in my room!

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  45. Love the vines! Very cute, I would love this on my wall!

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  46. Cool stuff! Throw my name in the hat please! :)

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  47. I love, love, love these! The vines are di vine!

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  48. first....lurve your humor.
    second...love your style.
    third.....love the weeds ;)

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  49. Those are so super cool!! What a great idea. I am headed over to now decide which one I like the best!

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  50. Those are amazing! I love them, and the idea of how to use them if you are renter...which I am! Thanks for all your great ideas!

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  51. I have wanted vinyl wall words that say "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" for a long time! That'd be my favorite.

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  52. I love all the 60's stuff! the monograms...I even like the bugs. Impossible to pick just one!
    :)Lisa
    kssnnikkel.blogspot.com

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  53. I LOVE vinyl! I can't wait to check out the site!

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  54. Off to check out some vinyl....

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  55. Oh no! That is exactly what I have been looking for to use in my bathroom near my tub! I am now going to have order some you know! :-) Or go look for something else that might work just in case i win. LOL

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  56. I'd order a custom vinyl saying "Chez nous" :)

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  57. The cowboy stuff would be ADORABLE in my little guy's room. Thanks for pointing this site out...I'm sure I'll be buying from there when I can make up my mind! :)

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  58. I love the "Family Rooted in Love" that tree is beautiful.

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  59. I love the temple cut outs! I'm probably going to get the Idaho Falls temple! I haven't seen one like that yet! Camille

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  60. Wall art like this is just too cute!!! I love it!!!!!

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  61. There are so many to choose from! Yikes!

    I guess if there was just one, I would choose the Praise the Lord circle :)

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  62. I could not choose a favorite...I loved a ton of them. The laundry says, the bathroom saying about relaxin/enjoying. I am now going to have think about what I would want.

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  63. I so love the vinyl accents that you see everywhere these days!! Please enter me in the giveaway !

    blessings
    mary

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  64. Oh my gosh, I can't believe how many great designs they have! I love Tree 5, Retro Tree 2, and so many more! There's no way I could pick just one!

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  65. Love your blog and all of your great ideas! Keeping my fingers crosse dthat I win! :)

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  66. Wow just came upon your web site today and it is delish!!!! Here to hopin' I can snagg some of the fab. vinyl!!!

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  67. Oh, Now I'm so torn after visiting the site! I saw so many cute things, a calendar for my office (I've been redoing) or a cute quote for my baby's room! (A cute little bundle of ... trouble!) Perfect for my little boy (I'm sure he'll take after his two older brothers!) Love it, I'm going back to spend more time there! Wow!

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  68. Great vinyls. Let me go look at the others.

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  69. I love the Always kiss me goodnight..Have seen some people put this over their bed and I always think its such a cute touch...

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  70. These are AWESOME! I'm going to check out her store right now!

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  71. I love the Family overlay decal- so many to choose from I could probably list a dozen but I know exactly where I would put this one!

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  72. Thanks for the great giveaway-I would LUURRVE to win!:)

    Cathy

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  73. Oh my goodness!!! Soooo many precious choices!!!! I love the religious sayings and I adore the Lil Slugger one for little boys!

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  74. Checked out the site and I'm definitely loving the LDS stuff-not bad prices either-thanks!

    Cathy
    randcacker (at) gmail (dot) com

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  75. My husband and I are building a house. I need something to decorate with. Now I have to go decide what I want!

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  76. I LOVE the cherry blossom design. I'm going to keep searching to see if she has a fleur-de-lis.

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  77. I seriously think I like the one that says, "Home is where your story begins" Wouldn't it look nice next to a bookcase?

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  78. I like the "Life isn't about finding yourself, but creating yourself" quote. Good stuff.

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  79. how fun. those wall panels are so cute!

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  80. I love the whole concept of vinyl lettering. I am glad I found your blog via Pampering Beki. I'm off to search for the perfect words for my home office, which is getting painted this weekend.

    ebeth - at - pdq - dot - net

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  81. How awesome! I recently got married and my husband works for a college so we live in dormitory housing, where we all know they have strict rules about what to put on the walls! these would be awesome for us!! thanks for all you do!

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  82. Great giveaway! Oh how I love vinyl decor!

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  83. Wow! My blog-stalking today has definately paid off! I'm so glad I found your blog! I LUUUURVE all your great ideas! I'll be back with my favorite vinyl!

    clarisahind@gmail.com

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  84. Ok, they have some great stuff! I personally like the accents and flourishes...so pretty and you can add them anywhere!

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  85. The Personalized Family Name Established #2... awesome!!!!

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  86. I am new to your site but have been totally inspired! Can't wait to check out the site...I lurrrve vinyl!

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  87. Oooohhhh I love giveaways. Pick me. Pick me!
    Thank you for your wonderful blog!

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  88. I guess this is my other comment... since I already commented on my favorite vinyl first!

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  89. heavens, how do you pick? I"m feeling a tree. 1 or 2 or 5. or a chandelier or.....

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  90. ok - I love all the flourishes (sp?). Several would be perfect for my home office.

    ebeth@pdq.net

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  91. The only problem is finding what to order!!

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  92. Just checked out the site and I LOVE birds on branch 1! Thanks for doing a giveaway!

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  93. and i would definitely pick the one that says "it's never too late to live happily ever after"!!

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  94. Love your site and all your ideas!

    ladeevalerie@cebridge.net

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  95. I love this and can't wait to go look. I love words on the wall and have several already, but would love to have more!!

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  96. Those are so cute! I would love to put up some vinyl on my walls!

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  97. i'm back and I love the music ones. my favorite would be for my sons room "music is not what I am it's who I am" with the guitar!!!

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  98. I think my favorites are the holiday trio's. So many options and so many things you can do with them!

    clarisahind@gmail.com

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  99. I love the bathroom saying "Watch out for falling bubbles."

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  100. My favorite is the saying The Gathering place.

    ladeevalerie@cebridge.net

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  101. Ooh, beautiful, thank you for hosting the giveaway! We're about to move into a rental after ten years of owning, and this would be perfect!

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  102. Ohhh they are so beautifully perfect! AND it's my birthday!

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  103. beautiful! i would definitely love a chance to win!

    hungryhungry_hippo@hotmail.com

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  104. Ok, I love the dandelion seeds! You see a lot of them out there, but these are really simple!

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  105. I love flourish 17, it would match my bedroom so well!

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  107. I love he "Caution, Little Boys at Play"

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  108. Love vinyl stickers! I love how you can change them anytime you want!

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  109. My favorites are the Make Your Own Trees!!! They would definitely match my decor!

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  110. If I could pick any on the site, I think I'd go for "Branch I" - It could go in so many different places, including on furniture!!

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  111. What a great giveaway, I've been wanting to try these out!
    karlijok (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  112. Oooh I hope I win!! erinmck12@aol.com

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  113. What a fun giveaway! I don't have anything like this in my house yet.

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  114. Love the little chalk holding window box! So clever and cute! Great giveaway too!

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  115. Ok second comment with my favorite. I absolutely LOVE the chandelier!!

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  116. I keep trying to win some vinyl wall art, maybe this will be the time!

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  117. I love the chandy! Perfect for my teen.

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  118. Oooo, they're Mormon, just like me! I LOVE the saying that says, "Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured." But I also love "Be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in Good Works." So those are my faves.

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  119. I love your blob and I just love vinyl lettering please count me in on this one.

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  120. I totaly dig your blog! can't wait for updates to see what you've done lately.....Thanks for the giveaway!

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  121. I just checked out E.A.D. Designs website, they have a ton of stuff! My favorite is the flower growth chart for a little girls room, so cute!
    karlijok (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  122. ooh! The vinyl stickies are so pretty.

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  123. And I really love the definition for "Relax" on the EAD site. It would be precious for my guest room.

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  124. I have been drooling over the dandelions for sometime.... I really like the one her her site thats tall and one seed is blowing away

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  125. The vine wall panels are calling to me. I love those... they would be my fav. (although there are a TON of great stuff in the store there)

    michelle
    mnhub-junk (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  126. Love those things....I need them. ;) I'll be back to tell you which one is my fav!!!

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  127. I am going to go check it out now..be back! : )

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  128. OK...I am back...I totally dig that tree bark things on the very first page behind the couches. Our family room int he basement could totally sport that!!!

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  129. Love them!!! I'll be baaaaaaack...

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  130. I just love this kind of stuff! Let's go checkout that website now!

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  131. I just LOVE all the flowers, particularly Flower 22.

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  132. I would love to win this giveaway! Her things look like lots of fun!

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  133. Love the Established lettering.

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  134. It was almost overwhelming, there were so many choices! But I've always wanted a monogram, so that's my fave.

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  135. I read your blog all the time, I just never comment. Just wanted you to know I love your blog! (or as you say "luuuurve" your blog. Anyway, please count me in for the giveaway. Thanks!

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  136. I love these vinyl stick on thing-a-mabobs. They rock. :)

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  137. I love the "Welcome to our Home" for my front door. Thanks!

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  138. Ooh, the chandy is perfect for my College Diva's dorm room. A must have for slump block walls... Dorm build in 1967..It needs all the help it can get!

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  139. Vinyls are the best...a little pop without a lot of cash....

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  140. I love the idea of the magnetic chore chart!

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  141. I read you r blog, and I love it. You have great style and ideas. I would love to win this giveaway. Thanks. jessica Kaye P

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  142. The custom monogram block has to be my favorite and what a great wedding gift...hmmm wonder if I have any to buy

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  143. I love the tree/bird combo on the home page of her site, that is my favorite.

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  144. Okay gurl...I am lovin' this giveaway!!! Txs for sharing with us lowly "followers"! I have to read your blog everyday, I follow you on Twitter, is there anything else I'm missing out on? I've got to know! You're awesome with your decorating ideas & your writing style makes my day!!!

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  145. My favorite one is the My family ones where you can add a picture to it. Great in my family room!
    Jessica Kaye P

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  146. I Love the growth charts and the quote Home is where your story begins.

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  147. It's me again TDC...my fav has got to be the glass block layouts...I love me some glass blocks. But, then again I really liked most of the products, great stuff!

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  148. awesome giveaway! i love to read your blog.i have gotten so many cool ideas. keep them coming
    blessings,
    aimee

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  149. Wow! I could look at that site forever... if I had the time. ;) One of my favorites was the photo frame that says "The most treasured heirlooms are the sweet memories of family."

    Also, I love the gerbera daisy idea. I have a bunch of them from Pier 1 that we used for my daughter's wedding last June. You are sooooooo creative! Thanks for the great blog. I check it every day!

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  150. If I don't win this, then fate just sucks! First, my website is called HomeSpun Threads and the moto is "Home is where your story begins!" So, of course this is my first post to say that I already LOVE that one and that if I did win, how AWESOME would that be!!!

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  151. second entry! What better Karma than to win vinyl lettering. I mean, did you see my post about how I'm too cheap? YA! or broke one! So, if I won, I'd TOTALLY use it wisely! I tell you what I think you did this one just for me!!! Love You!

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  152. So cute! Hope I win. Could always use something simple and creative for a wall in this place!!

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  153. You RAWK too!! :) Thanks for the Fun Giveaway!!

    Amberdenie at aol dot com

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  154. 2nd Entry: I would Love to get the Dream in the "It's a Girl Thing" collection, it would be perfect for my sweet girl's room!!

    Amberdenie at aol dot com

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  155. I love your blog! Always looking for new posts! Love E.A.D Designs also have ordered a few things! HOPE I WIN!

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  156. umm ok I've been blog stalking you for a while so i thought I would finally comment and maybe get a prize. I'm in LOVE with Vinyl anything.... the chandelier is gorg!

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  157. I love the designs that you posted. I'm off to check out her website now.

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  158. So cute! I've been wanting something like this for my boys' room for awhile!

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  159. I'm back and my favorite is the "Welcome, Enter as guests, leave as friends". They have very reasonable prices!

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  160. I am totally addicted to vinyl quotes, I didn't realize they come in shapes too! YAHOO!

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  161. I love vinyl art ... I have a couple of pieces around the house! I'm going to go check out EAD right now!

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  162. ME+VINYL=LOVE : count me in on the giveaway!!

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  163. I love the "All Aboard Train" and I would love to have one of the personalized family names! Its hard to choose!

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  164. I love the "home is where your story begins" and some of the flowers! PURE CUTENESS!

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  165. LOVE THESE!
    I loooove your blog - definitely one of my favorites!!

    I love the decal collection woodsy with the "create your own forest"!

    Those vine wall panels are awesome too!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    krazykair at yahoo dot com

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  166. Me again! I just checked out EAD's website and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the whale graphic! It would be perfect in my son's room! SO CUTE!

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  167. I have been wanting to use chalk board paint, and this is too cute! What a great idea. I'm off to vinyl land to pick a fav!

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  168. Honestly, I can't get enough of the vine wall panels! Genius!

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  169. I love vinyl letting/art! In fact, I have been looking for some very similar to the ones you showed today!!! Cant wait to order some!

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  170. I'd LOVE a chance to win! I have the perfect spot for a little bit of vinyl lovin'!

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  171. Holy cow I like all of them! My favorite is the "Welcome to our home" overlay. PERFECT for the entryway!

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  172. "Lurve" is probably not recognized by spell check b/c you've made it part of pop culture. ;) I lurve it!

    I would totally swoon if I won those baroque frames!!! Sosososo cute.

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  173. I know just where I would put this vinyl cuteness! I am a frequent lurker/stalker of your blog- LOVE it all. You recently inspired a very cute room makeover for me...then a bathroom makeover...then a BUNCH of spray paint makeovers. One day I will have to post pictures so you can see just how far reaching all of your creative effort are. Thanks!

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  174. Woohoo! Gonna check out the site!

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  175. You rawk too, Sarah! Thanks for the chance to win. I can't be in the frugal decorating club without some wall vinyl, right?

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  176. I love this quote in the Wall Words section--it fits us perfectly:

    Family, we may not have it
    all together but together we have it all

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  177. I love reading your blog! Its one of my faves!

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  178. I love so many of them it's hard to choose one favorite. I guess mine would be the Established ones. I think that's a really cute idea.

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  179. I think the bugs are cute, I would get a few ladybugs, butterflys, and a flowers would go perfect in my little girls room.

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  180. I always love your stuff. I am totally in for the giveaway!
    Heather

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  181. Wow..thanks for the giveway.

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  182. Love love the accents and the flourishes.. so many things..so little time

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  183. I really like The Gathering Place in the kitchen section.

    june@craftyniche.com

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  184. Fun giveaway. I have always wanted vinyl lettering somewhere in my house.

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  185. I just discovered your blog and LOVE IT! I have been browsing through it (love the mantel piece) and find it inspiring. Now I feel the need to organize and clean and decorate my house!!!

    (And I am being sincere...not trying to win the prize. Hahaha!)

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THANKS so much for reading!