a giveaway + gratitude

Update: winner winner chicken dinner!

Congratulations to our winners. 60, 235, + 228.

 

Congratulations, and I’ll be contacting you shortly!  You just never know when you’ll win! PS. We’ll be having another giveaway, just like this one, on November 1st. So stay tuned! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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I’m a big believer that one of the most important things you can do in your life, is to always be thankful. It’s one of the biggest lessons I want my children to walk away with…if it’s remembering to express gratitude after they experience something kind, or thanking their creator for the blessing of being able to breathe that day.

To me, it’s just essential.

From a car wreck, to a tv show, and the seemingly mundane in betweens, like prepping lunches and clothes for their next day of school, I’ve been reminded lately of all the things I really do have to be thankful for.

I kind of felt like this, this summer.

Jamin and I knew a few things were coming up. And I had some things (to say the least) that needed to be completed on time. Because of his job, Jamin was absent all summer, and I was holding down the fort with three children {5 and under} in tow. We pulled 3 spaces together in one month. How did we do it? We’re certainly not super human. We had the help of our incredible friends. And I’m still completely dumbfounded that it actually happened.

Today I wanted to give a quick thank you, to the wonderful people who are also my treasured friends. They just so happen to be a dream team of resources for me, and they head up their own companies. Just like many of you guys do, It takes a lot of gusto to go for it : They work hard to provide for their families, and they take the time on a regular basis to help out their friends. If I could give them super hero names, {as I epically failed at below} they would be on an all star league of fab faves for me. And today, I wanted to take the time to thank them. If you read regularly, they are probably no stranger to you. But these are some of the people that have rescued me on a regular basis at The Handmade Home.

Also known as one of my favoritest people is Tony Oravet. He and his awesome wife are what I fondly refer to as a power couple in the world of production and website building, and I simply adore them both. All four of us go back to the college days or yore, and it’s been exciting to watch this brilliant web developer known as Even Par Solutions really take flight. If you need a website, this is your company. Tony is the man who keeps THH from crashing and other whatnots. In the business for seven years and growing, they have worked with charitable organizations, churches, blogs, small, medium and large businesses, and just about anything else you can think of. If you need a free quote, click here, and be sure to check out their portfolio and facebook page!

Tiffany of Tiffany Interiors never ceases to amaze me with her careful eye and beautiful work. She’s the entire reason we were able to pull our living room together, and was the brilliant eye behind this wonderful piece. She completed the Upholstery Career Professional Program at the Custom Home Furnishings Academy in Charlotte, NC. You can catch some of her work at the Montgomery Antique Galleries, where her awesome pieces there available to upholster. I will now be referring to her as “SupaSeamstress” whenever she calls.

Maybe I should make all of my friends matching capes…maybe they would never speak to me again.

I now fondly refer to britsnap photography as our ‘family photographer’…whether he likes it or not. ;} This super talented artist always takes care of our photos, and we are oh so thankful to have him on our team. He’s a Montgomery based photographer but travels to different parts of Alabama for his clients. Martin is an experienced portrait photographer, available for weddings, families and children. He has an eye, and it shows…be sure to check out his facebook page for more of his fabulous work, or contact him here. 

John, aka Welderman, is one of the smartest people I know. And I know lots of smart people, in case you were wondering. I just so happen to be brilliant, and therefore attract other brilliantness. {riiiggghhhttttt} This man builds cars for a living…and runs The Oak Grove Machine Shop in Troy, Alabama. I believe that building cars is the ultimate impressive handmade hobby, and he has rebuilt many. He totally rebuilt his sons truck (above.) Amazing, much? He also collects vintage cars. He’s available for welding projects like the ones you see here, whether its s shelving unit or coffee table…the possibilities are kind of endless.  If you want to get in touch with John, and you live nearby, contact me and I’ll send you his email address. I personally plan to pay him in the future to rebuild a wagoneer. But that’s another story.

Finally, I wanted to take a moment to thank you. I realize this totally isn’t the academies, (pretend I’m standing on stage for a moment in sparkly dress. Wasn’t that purdy? No?) But you guys rock my face off. (Yeah, I still say that) You make this happen each day. This lil blog has already gone places I never fathomed. And I have you to thank for that.

So to say thank you, I’m going a little beyond our usual room redo wannaplay this month, and offering three of you guys a room redo. That’s three winners, guys! Not only that, but I realize that the Holidays are coming up. So these prizes are totally transferrable if you wish to use them as a gift for someone else…We’ll just have an expiration date for use by 2013 ;} {If you win, contact me for details and we will work something out.}

Want to enter? Simply leave a comment below. The giveaway begins now, and ends this Friday (October 21st at 7:00 p.m. CST). I’ll announce the winners, Saturday! {Click here to read more about our inspiration boards.} You really never know when you’re gonna win… so be sure to enter, below!

Love you all. A million thank you’s again, and happy Tuesday!

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307 Responses to a giveaway + gratitude

  1. Judy says:

    Love your inspirations and blog. Thank you!

  2. What a nice thank you to all your friends :) Yes, I want a redo! Oh my dad & gramp would love that ! ha ha….more stuff to build :)

  3. Andrea S says:

    Thanks for this great giveaway. As Momma said, gratitude is the best attitude.

  4. I would love to have our living room redone. It has so many odd things going on with doorways and built ins. I have the dreaded boring brown leather furniture and it’s got no life!

    I just recently had to resign at my job due to back issues. I go in today for an M.R.I. and this would make my week so much better….a bright spot anyway!

    What a great giveaway!

    Hugs,
    Natalie

  5. Catherine says:

    What a lovely message.

    This is a wonderful giveaway. My house could sure use the help. ;) Thank you for the chance!

  6. April says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Love your blog!

  7. Megan Rockey says:

    You rock! Love your blog!

  8. Betsy says:

    Gratitude keeps me going when things get tough!

  9. Kristin says:

    Yes! Yes!!! I want to win! I have an AWESOME screened in porch that has nothing on it right now except two bikes with training wheels and two worn out rocking chairs. I want it to become my favorite room in the house, but need some inspiration! Pick me! Pick me! :)

  10. Catherine says:

    A wonderful group! Would love some help on a certain room….it’s a challenge…

    Thanks!!

  11. Stephanie says:

    Yea! What a sweet post! And fun chance to win. So pray I do! Would so love your input ;)

  12. Amy Nagoski says:

    I would love one of your beautiful room redos!!!! I have found so much inspiration on your blog for our new house. This is our first home and we are trying our best to make it comfortable and pretty!!! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas!

  13. Jaime says:

    What a great way to highlight some of the people behind the scenes. It is wonderful to have such good friends!

  14. Isn’t it wonderful to see all the different talents God gives people? It’s an added bonus to be friends with such talented people as well! ;-) What a sweet tribute to them! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and you have become a huge inspiration to me when it comes to decorating my home. Thank you so much for all the time and energy you put into your website so that others can learn from your creativity! You are amazing!

  15. Erin says:

    Love, love the superhero names! XD

    I would LOVE a room redo! I have a dumb question, though–I’m a new reader–what does the redo entail? I mean, is it an inspiration board, or like you’re coming to someone’s house to actually paint and stuff…? Or sending a superhero someone’s way? ;)

    • Hey Erin! ha! I wish I could send my super heroes everyone’s way! ;) If you win, you send photos of your room of choice, and I {probably feature it on the blawgh} but do an inspiration board with ideas, etc. that you can do yourself for the space. ;) Check the links above for examples of past spaces. Hope that helps!

  16. jenn says:

    I would love to win, your style is so cute and accessible. And I completely agree that it’s one of the most important things you can teach your kids. :)

  17. shana says:

    how fabulous would that be. thanks!
    blessings,
    shana

  18. aeriel says:

    I need a Welderman and a Supaseamstress in my neck of the woods! What a great group of friends. :-)

  19. Melissa S says:

    I could SO use this for my outdated front room!

  20. emily says:

    I would love to win! Your design ideas are amazing and my living room needs help! :)

  21. Angela says:

    I would love a room redo! My husband and I love your taste and eye for style. We are slowly trying to make our home reflect our personalities. In the rush of building our home and figuring out our style we fell in the trap of dark paint and dark furniture. We are gradually brightening up our spaces and your site has been a real inspiration. Thank you!

  22. Hilary says:

    How nice! And I never pass up a chance for expert advice.

  23. heather says:

    I just love reading your blog! Thank you so much for your inspiration!

  24. Angie says:

    Great giveaway Ashley! I hope I win :-)

  25. I love a good giveaway.

  26. alison says:

    Love this post!
    Am in great need of help with a tricky room in the house.

  27. Sarah says:

    Yea! Such a nice giveaway! Your blog is one of my favorites :)

  28. Amdnda says:

    I would love to win your giveaway!

  29. Anna says:

    How sweet of you! Thank you for being an inspiration to me in my own home. We just moved from an apartment to a house and I have my eye on some projects I want to tackle before our first son arrives in December.

  30. Gratitude is such an important aspect in really seeing and appreciating what you have. I loved reading your post on reflection and thankfulness. I’ve been working with my 5 year old on the same concepts – even appreciating the little things. A room redo would be such a blessing and I would love to gift it to my hard-working, amazing mom! Thanks for the opportunity.

  31. cathy says:

    Good things happen to good people! Congratulations!!

  32. Maria says:

    I have been so inspired by your posts! Every room you create is magic! I would love to be chosen for our master bedroom : ) Thanks for bringing being a creative outlet in my life : )

  33. SUSAN SEABURY says:

    Thank you for all your wonderful ideas ! My head is spinning but ina good way !!!

  34. Judy says:

    I have a family room that could really use some help. My superhero best friend just left to go home after spending 4 days helping me with some home DIY projects…so maybe I will gift this to her if I win.

  35. Julie says:

    Just came across your blog for the first time. WOW! Love it!! What a way to say thank you:)

  36. April Allen says:

    I would love to win! I would totally do my bedroom. :)

  37. Carrie Walsh says:

    Thank you for all of the inspirational ideas!!

  38. Amanda says:

    Ok. I’m going to throw in a little plea for simpathy and hope that it pulls the random number generator my way. We built a house and moved in it last November. And when I say we built it, I mean I was the general contractor. By the time the thing was finally complete, I was too tired to do much in the way of decorating and all those blank walls scare me. Then my family has given me a random array of things they didn’t want anymore so its a pretty random collection of pieces that don’t really fit at the moment. So…please, random number generator…pick me :)

  39. Laura says:

    I’m on maternity leave with my new daughter, and had a chance to see you recently on the Nate B Show. That led me to your blog. All I can say is, “Wow!” Thank you!

  40. Katie says:

    I enjoy your blog and inspirations daily – thanks.

  41. Bobbie Hawkes says:

    Wow! How thoughtful are you? Seriously! I could really use a room makeover in our new(old) home.

  42. Jayma says:

    I discovered you on Nate and have been reading your blog every day since! Such beautiful things! Thank you for the inspiration.

  43. Danielle says:

    Yay! I would love a room-redo!!! Would love to get your opinion on my dining room.

  44. Vicky says:

    Can we play from other countries (Argentina)? I’d love to. Thanks!

  45. LESLIE MAMMARELLA says:

    I would love your ideas to bring some life to my family room.

  46. Amy says:

    Ooh, ooh! Me, me, me!! Please, please!! I have a bonus room that’s now a bedroom but needs to be a play room for my 4 year old little boy. We seriously need some inspiring ideas and LOVE your work!!

  47. Teri says:

    A room re-do would be unbelievable! I look at your rooms and LOVE your style. I then look at my rooms and shrug – don’t even know where to start!

  48. Vickie says:

    We are in the process of wranglin’ the kids stuff to give them a playroom, and take back some space for ourselves! A room re-do is definitely in the works for us! I “found” you on the Nate show when I was working from home recently, and LOVE your design approach … simple, lovely, and fun! Thanks so much. I look forward to checking in each day. Great inspiration can be found on your site and blog. Thanks so much!

  49. Tommie @ Ilene Books says:

    I always love your amazing projects and ideas. I would love to win the giveaway for some great ideas.

  50. Allison says:

    I would love some help with my master bedroom. I found some gorgeous fabric about six months ago to make some curtains for my room (they are in the process of being made). My hubby helped me paint the room, but now I have no idea what to do with it! I want a bed and breakfast/cozy room to escape to. :)

  51. Ashley says:

    I would love your help and inspiration (and actually really need all your great get-it-done work ethic on projects- what skills and determination).

  52. Judy says:

    Love your blog and would love a room redo, too!

  53. Heather dela Cruz says:

    Wow! What a wonderful, generous giveaway! I could certainly use some help in my house!

  54. I enjoy your blog so much! I would love to win this for my momma. Last baby has just gone off to college and she is so ready for a fresh update for her living room.

  55. Candace says:

    That’s a crazy exciting giveaway! Enjoy your beautiful blog and all the inspiration!

  56. Carrie L says:

    I love your blog. You are truly an inspiration.

  57. Marie Tere says:

    Thanks for the opportunity. I’m new to your blog and beyond inspired by your work!

  58. meghan says:

    ohhh, i’d love your help! what a fun giveaway. our master bedroom is awful. a broken chair for an end table, horribly stained carpet, construction paper tapped to the windows in place of blinds…truly, it’s BAD. i’ve loved all your projects, your input would be great :)

  59. Marie says:

    Thanks!! You are amazing!

  60. Julia says:

    We move into our historic house this week!! I’d love to win! Thanks for the giveaway.

  61. Holly says:

    We are in desperate need of some design help. Our master bedroom is boring, bland, on the backburner (we’ve lived in our home for 4 years and haven’t touched this room yet). Fingers crossed that we win some stylish help from a pro : )

  62. Michele says:

    Sounds like a plan. Let’s do this thing!

  63. Jen D. says:

    Ohh man! I would love to give one of these to my mom for Christmas!!

  64. Leana says:

    oh, wow. how great! now the tough part: which room?!
    thanks so much. your blog is so lovely.

  65. Natalie Wheeler says:

    I would love a room redo!! With 3 kids and am extremely limited budget I could sure use it! I don’t decorate well at all! I love your stuff and need the inspiration!!

  66. Laura says:

    When I saw you on the Nate show I jotted down the name of your site, but as kids would have it, I didn’t get around to logging in until the next day at work. Needless to say, I did not get much work done that morning. You have great ideas and you got me excited about doing things to fix up the house. My family keeps asking “who’s coming over?” Every now and then I say a name just to get them to pick up. ; ) I’m having fun and look forward to checking in on you everyday. Thanks!

  67. Jennifer says:

    My dear SIL just told me about your blog and I LOVE it! Having just moved to Montgomery from the Midwest, I would love some room inspriation from a hometown girl. Our new home is in SERIOUS need of some Southern design direction!

  68. Kimberly says:

    Ashley, LOVE your blog!! Desperately need ideas to spruce up my home. Havent changed a thing since we moved in 6 years ago.

  69. Renee says:

    I want a room re-do! I may have an unsightly gun safe in our living room that DESPERATELY needs a hiding solution!

    Your thank you’s are heartfelt! Loved reading them!

    Best wishes.
    Renee

  70. Helen says:

    Ashley I don’t say this much, but you truly are an inspiration! Because of you I’m getting my own blog going and thinking up projects and activities that I would have only dabbled with in my head before. I truly do appreciate it, so a bit fat thank YOU is in order.
    And you have no idea how much I would adore a room redo from you….or how desperately it’s needed, haha!

  71. Amy F. says:

    I would luv, luv, luv, luv, luv, a new room from YOU! I luv your style, I’m a wanna be copycat. Pick ME! Thanks for this amazing opportunity!

  72. Dharma says:

    Would love a “do-over” but a redo sounds much nicer :)

  73. Paola says:

    Love your blog, the photos are beautiful. Def makes me want to revamp my whole house!!

  74. Crystal says:

    Oh, I love your inspiration boards, and I have just the room that could use a little help! It’s awesome for you to call out all of these folks who have been working behind the scenes.

  75. Kimber says:

    I would love to win! Although, picking which room might be hard….

  76. Caroline says:

    I love your blog!! Having so much fun reading it!! I would love help with my house!! It would be hard to pick which room!

  77. Hannah says:

    Just started following your blog a few weeks ago and love it! Thanks so much for the great reminder to treasure the blessings we have!

  78. Adrienne says:

    LUV your blog. You’re a constant inspiration and put a smile on my face each morning. Your superhero name is SUPABLOGSTA! (Yikes that was bad) I would love a room re-do by you, that would simply blow my mind!!

  79. Sary Stroll says:

    Oh! A room redo! Our “master” bedroom is anything but masterful!

  80. Naomi W. says:

    I need help with my living room! It is a big open space with not many solid walls. I would love a re-do. I want it to feel homey and comfortable. Right now it is big and drab. I would love for you to pick me! Thank you. P.S. – I live a mile from the beach, so maybe it could be a “Coastal” look!

  81. ann says:

    Being grateful isn’t always easy when we have so much! Thanks for the reminder and the giveaway. I would love to give it as a gift, if I win!

  82. Jenn C. says:

    Congrats on all the adventures you’ve had recently, sounds like you’ve got a great team!

    We are about to be neck deep in moving and I know I could use some of your awesome talent for our next house!

  83. Leah says:

    Hi! Entering the giveaway. thanks for all the YOU do! xo

  84. Amanda Blevins says:

    ohh! I just found your site…well I saw you on Nate! My husband and I are moving into a new house in the middle of November and would love some help! Thanks!

  85. Louise says:

    I usually read your blog with my jaw dropped a bit. So creative, kind and generous with your ideas. And I love how you found yet other creative ways to thank the talented folks who help you. Thanks for setting an example. Truly.

  86. JenO says:

    I totally need a bedroom makeover! My favorite feature of your blog is the redo of The Yellow House. What inspiration you give to the couple who gives it all to the community they live in! I can’t wait to see how everything comes out there!

    Fingers crossed!

  87. Jenn says:

    Oh how fun! I could always use some inspirational ideas! Especially for our upstairs-we haven’t touched it since moving in (except to gut two rooms in order to properly support the floor…those rooms sit there, still gutted). Not to mention two other bedrooms and a playroom with crazy sloped walls…all upstairs circa 1982. I would LOVE to win!

  88. Caryn Duca says:

    New to your site….and the many others you link to (THANKS!!)…would love room make over ideas (have so many to make over)– trying to make that transition from my reds,greens,tans to all those beautiful colors, textures you are so good at — and I am failing miserably! Great inspiration, too bad you can’t send your motivation thru the web! THANKS for these giveaways!!!

  89. Shannon R says:

    I need help. After some major furniture rearranging, so the kids’ rooms are more functional, I am at a lost as to what to do with our small and irregular living room. I need more storage. Can’t go “crazy” cause we have the house on the market. I don’t want to put too much effort or energy into things we can’t take with us.

  90. Suzette Murphy says:

    I absolutely love your blog and all of your fantastic advice.

  91. Amanda Rogowski says:

    You are an inspiration – just looking at your site makes me feel good. As a mother to 3 children under 5 (including twins) I know firsthand the whole juggling routine, and I am amazed at what you do. Would love to have a redo from you!

  92. Grace says:

    My sister and I ohh and ahh over your blog!!! Your style is so cute! thanks for all the great ideas….

  93. Emily Lindberg says:

    I could use some inspiration!!! I’m in the middle of LOTS of redo’s in our home. Lots of fun and lots of work!

  94. Kate says:

    It would make my YEAR to have your thoughts on a family room redo. I’m totally comfounded by its bowling alley shape and oddly-situated fireplace. I go bananas for your redo ideas. You’re so inspiring!

  95. Jenny says:

    What a wonderful way to thank some very important people in your life!

    New town, new home… perfect time for a redo with a completely blank slate! I would love your help :)

  96. lynette says:

    I would love a room redo!
    You have a really great blog!!

  97. Rebecca M. says:

    I found your blog through the Nester. We moved two years ago into our “grown up house” but I have done NOTHING to make it a home. My twins just turned 3 and my oldest is now in school, so when I look around, I notice how bare it is. I would love help and inspiration!!

  98. Amanda says:

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  99. Rachel Morin says:

    I’ve used so many of your wonderful ideas to enhance our life at home! As you thank everyone … I thank you :)

  100. We love you, Ashley! You have inspired me in so many ways! Thank you so much for all your hard work and honesty! You rock!

  101. Rachel says:

    Love your blog!! You bring such a breath of fresh air (*& many snickers I must add*) as I sit at work eating my lunch & reading your blog daily :) Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  102. Oh! I would love to win this for my parents–they are redoing their kitchen sometime after Christmas and they’re not really farther than planning the sink, faucet, and counters. We could use a little inspiration.

    And, I genuinely appreciate that you are grateful–it does come out in your writing and sharing of life, and it makes me grateful for you!

  103. HEidi says:

    We are having a baby in January and need to move our two boys into the guest room. I am trying to brainstorm and make it a boy hangout. I haven’t even started yet cause of well…life! Might happen before January might not. I really enjoy seeing the things you and your husband come up with. Thanks for the fun ideas.

  104. Eryn says:

    Champion!! That is one amazing giveway – thank you so much. I find your blog such an amazing inspiration for all my decor and I was gushing to my husband when we both saw you on Nate. You are a heaping bowl of awesome sauce and please keep it up!! You help me look like I know what I’m doing!

  105. Rebekah Bloyd says:

    We just moved into a rental for a short season in our lives, and I would LOVE some help to quickly make it feel more like home! Congrats on all your success….you deserve it! I have been reading since way back when the Nester introduced you on her blog, so I feel like I have been there since the beginning ;)

  106. Bethany K says:

    Oh my, are you serious? You are SO SWEET to giveaway something like this.
    I’ve read your blog for about a year now, and I’ve learned so much from you! Thanks for doing what you do. :)
    If I won this giveaway, I would have you help me redo (or rather DO) our basement, or perhaps a room in my dad and mom’s new place!
    Thanks again for the giveaway!

  107. Crystal says:

    This post was just beautiful. I love it that you took the time to thank the people who have helped you because gratitude is essential. Thank you for hosting this beautiful giveaway and I just wanted to let you know that I TRULY love and enjoy this blog in every way, your tutorials, room ideas, printables just rock my socks.

    Xoxo
    Crystal
    Domestic, But Not Martha
    http://www.domesticbutnotmartha.com
    crystal at domesticbutnotmartha dot com

  108. Thanks for being so thankful and doing an amazing giveaway! Your blog is so full of amazing content I hardly know where to start when I drop by…thanks for putting all of this out there for us to enjoy!

  109. Dawn says:

    wow-that would be so awesome! my plain white naked walls and boring rooms would be so happy!!!

  110. Kathe says:

    Really love your approach to design – so beautiful and light!
    Thank you.

  111. Manette Gutterman says:

    I love your blog and your rooms are inspirations! I’d love to redo my bedroom. Its in need of organization, romance, MODERNISM, and comfort!

  112. Penelope says:

    I need a living ROOM REDO like craaaazy!

  113. Arrin says:

    Love your site and the fact that you inspire me everyday to make my house more into my home.

  114. Shaunna Ulrick says:

    I need all the help i can get! Hope I win!

  115. Chrissy says:

    I need some serious help with my boring beige living room!!!

  116. Julia Trefethen says:

    Wow…what a giveaway! Thanks so much!

  117. Katie says:

    My husband and I just purchased our very first home and have a completely blank slate to work with. As we are new at this, I have no idea where to start and stumbled onto your blog this week. It has already been incredibly inspirational as I think about our new space and I would love some help decorating one of our many empty rooms!

  118. Amy says:

    Love your blog! You are fun to read and have a great online voice. Thanks for sharing.

  119. Wow! What an awesome giveway. I would be so grateful for a room re-do!

  120. Anna T says:

    Would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity and the inspiration you’ve already given me through your blog!

  121. Lisa Lusiak says:

    Awesome giveaway! Love all of the inspiration on your blog and would be so grateful to win!!

  122. Cheryl B. says:

    I need a whole house redo :) But I would start in my family room, the open floor plan and little wall space have made it very difficult to decorate.

  123. Andrea says:

    I love your creativity! Please share some with a room redo!

  124. Jenni Bounds says:

    Not sure how exactly I came across your blog, but I love it!!! We live in NYC with our two young boys and are in the process of building a loft for them (similar to the one you did for your boys but for a much much smaller NYC-type space!) Loved seeing your NYC photos… very close to where we live on the upper west side. All the best!

  125. Renae says:

    My gosh I would be thrilled! My whole house needs help. I have something going in the family room/kitchen but would LOVE to have some help in ANY other room in our house. :)

  126. I also want my children to learn the be grateful! It’s so important in a world that has an “entitlement” view. — We require our children to write a “thank you” note prior to playing with, or using their birthday gifts. Amazing how quickly they will accomplish that task!

    Thanks for offering this great give-away! Count me in!

    Christi

  127. Julia says:

    I love your blog! I find it very inspiring and quite funny. :)

    …and I think this giveaway is phenomenal! My sis and her husband are in the process of remodeling their first house…they would probably keel over if I got to give them this. *fingers crossed* :)

  128. Brittney says:

    I’ve just recently “re-stumbled” upon your blog and you’ve already been such an inspiration to my home-decor skills! Thank you for sharing all your creative ideas! :)

  129. julie holton says:

    love your blog and your style…great stuff!!!

  130. Angie Jerde says:

    Your work is amazing, as well as your home. I have referred you to friends more than once. I have lots of ideas for the little prize at my house!

    Have a blessed day!

    Angie

  131. Dalia says:

    Oh boy, oh boy a re do! How Exciting! Well you want to thank your readers but I also want to thank you too, because you inspire us to want to change our old and dark homes to bright happy ones, so hurray for you too. I can totally see you in the glam dress on stage by the way:-)

  132. Janny says:

    Love your blog. I would love a room redo! Thank you for the giveaway chance.

  133. Mendi says:

    I love your site and would love any of your ideas for a room makeover.

  134. jamie says:

    I love the sentiment on this post! I am happy for all of the amazing things happening to you and your business!

  135. Oh, I ‘d love to win this! I’m at a loss to figure out our master bedroom. Loved the superhero names you bestowed!

  136. Meredith says:

    I just love seeing your projects and reading your blog! Thanks for a great giveaway {now to figure out WHAT room needs one of your inspiration boards the most}!

  137. Abby says:

    I would LOVE to win your giveaway!! My husband and I are building/moving into our first home (adios apartment life!) around January-ish. It’s just like what you described… cookie cutter and predictable, but we love the newness of it and the wonderful floor plan and excited to have our own place. I would LOVE to win a redo of any room and make my house as comfy as yours looks! I want to start with the kitchen and go from there… you are an inspiration!!!!

  138. Jessica says:

    We’ve never “done” several of our rooms, so this wouldn’t even be a RE-do, but is desperately needed.

  139. Amanda says:

    I absolutely love your blog! You are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing all of your fabulous ideas. I love seeing all of the wonderful things you come up with.

  140. Dana Metz says:

    Love your blog. I too, want to impart an attitude of gratefulness to my children – it’s a hard balance to bless them without raising them with a feeling of entitlement! I am a full time student and my husband works out of town 9 months out of the year, so a room redo would be awesome.

  141. Emily S says:

    Oh I hope I win! I’ve lived in my house 3 years, my spaces are on their way to ‘complete’ but none of them have arrived yet. Your help would be awesome!

  142. Traci S. says:

    Nothing like an attitude of gratitude… people should say thanks more often! :) I’m even a sucker for saying thank you the old-fashioned with hand-written note cards.

    So, thanks for the opportunity to win!

  143. Katie says:

    My living room is in desperate need of someone who knows that they are talking about when it comes to decorating. I am cluess.

  144. Isabella says:

    I love your blog! Inspires me1 :)

  145. Jennifer says:

    a room redo would be fab! Love your blog :-)

  146. Shaleen says:

    Gratitude is the key…and grateful is beyond what I’d feel if I were to have your inspiration and creativity in a room redo. Thank you for the opportunity! Now pick me? Please?

  147. Emma says:

    I am already addicted to pinterest and have a million things pinned that I would love to do in a future home, but I’m getting tired of waiting. My husband and I rent and we have a tight budget (with a 7 month old taking priority over say, my dream dining room table). Much of our furniture is gifted from family, including our two large, overstuffed, red couches with giant yellow sunflowers on them that dominate our color palette and small living space. I. Am. Dying. for an affordable redo inspiration board. Help!

  148. Jill says:

    I could really use some help! I feel that we have so much in common, I also have 3 kids, the youngest are 18 months apart. I used to live in Alabama, too! I live in Nashville now, I went to college here and never left. Maybe we only have 2 things in common…but you make me laugh everyday and I love your style :)

  149. andrea says:

    an inspiration board for a room of my house?? yes please!! :)

  150. betsy weissman says:

    My “dream board” has turned into a huge “dream obsessed” bin full of ideas and inspiration. I would love to have you help me make some of that dream happen in my home. Thanks for giving me such inspiration and giving back in such a fabulous way.

  151. So awesome! And, perfect timing…the other day I said to my husband, “So I’m sure you’ll want to kill me but I kinda’ want to redecorate the dining room.” And he quickly replied, “Me too!”

  152. Annie says:

    What am I thankful for…..? My family, health my and funny, inspirational bloggers like you. Thanks for the smiles, laughs and ideas!

  153. AlysiaH says:

    Love your blog, you are very inspiring!

  154. Pat says:

    I totally agree about having an attitude of gratitude! It will totally change one’s life.
    Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this awesome giveaway!

    Pat

  155. Ooh, pick me! pick me!

    i’m in major re-do mode here the house and would love to get some fantabulous ideas.

    So glad you have an awesome team of supporters. A little help goes a long way, doesn’t it?!

  156. grace says:

    Oh, what a great giveaways! I sure hope I could win your room redo – our little guy would be very happy :-) Thanks for the chance to enter!

  157. Jessica Hedberg says:

    Wow, what an great giveaway! Thanks for such an inspiring blog!

  158. Gale says:

    Well done for your super peeps! It always helps to have a great team .. and thanks for the chance to win :)

  159. Shauna Schwartz says:

    Would LOVE a room redo for a bedroom in NOT so scary new york city. Promise, NYC is a super safe, wonderful place to raise children. Would love help making our “large” by NYC standards one bedroom work for us and my two year old.

    Thanks!

  160. Molly Richardson says:

    The power of a simple “thank you,” WOW! You must be such an awesome friend! Selfishly, I too would love to win a room re-do by you! I’m getting all exclamation pointy and stuff, sorry;)

  161. Cindy says:

    I love your blog, I watched you on Nate and I wanna win!

  162. Sarah says:

    I LOVE, love, LoVe all that you do! Thank you for offering this giveaway :)

  163. Hey Ashley, I would love for you to give me some ideas on how to turn our office into a playroom/cool hangout room for our almost-7-year-old son. Thanks!

  164. Lindy says:

    Ashley, your design sense totally knocks my socks off! You are such an inspiration to me! I would love to win, but if I don’t, do you offer decorating consults for hire over the internet? Is that even the proper phraseology? Or spelling of phraseology?

  165. Sharon H. - Texas says:

    What a generous give-away! Winning one would totally make my week as I’ve been wanting to redo several rooms.

  166. jean says:

    I work on an Oncology unit and give gratitude each day for my many blessings. The patients have taught me that I have no worries and that each day is a good day.
    Would love to win your make-over. What does it involve? I’m new to your blog since seeing you on Nate’s show. Love your website, you are refreshing and I drool over your ideas.

  167. Jessica says:

    I love the way you write. The way you talk is the way I think. and yes I want to win. Maybe it helps if I say my b-day is this week? Happy to me? :)

  168. Nancy says:

    What an amazing giveaway! As a Mother to a 14 month old I too hope that he always walks through life being GIVING, GRATEFUL and GOD-LOVING. We moved into our home when I was 7 months pregnant. Only the “necessary” decorating was done at this time. I have recently been bitten by the redecorating bug but have been finding it hard to find the time to actually redecorate =) A room redo would honestly be HEAVEN SENT! I will be keeping my fingers and toes crossed =)

  169. lindsey says:

    I love your blog and my living room really needs some help.

  170. Paula Chaffin says:

    This is an unbelievable giveaway!!! I would love to redo our daughter’s room.
    She is 18 now and going to college next fall, it’s time for a change!

    Don’t you just love all of your “go to” people! We gotta have friends!!

  171. Jennifer Murphy says:

    Love the site! I am so inspired…counting down the years until my retirement from MPS Special Education allows me to do more of this kind of stuff! Would welcome a redo to our “cookie cutter” home….and I’m not afraid of color or hard work! ;)

  172. Moriah says:

    I just found your blog (where have I been right?) and I totally love it and am inspired. Love the boys bedroom with the awesome bunk! Anyway, thanks for all the thanks!

  173. KB says:

    What a great idea. I was so moved by your car crash post, and I’m glad that you’re all OK. We have an awkward living room, and we could love some advice. A redo would be perfect for us. Thank you!

  174. Ashley says:

    I love your blog and read it daily! My family room could definitely use some help! What a great giveaway! Thanks :-)

  175. Christine says:

    I love your style and creativity and would love to have your input on our new downsized house. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!

  176. Jennifer Lumpkin says:

    oooh! would love to win!

  177. Robin says:

    Hi,
    Love your blog and all of your work! If I win I’ll give it to my sister, she needs way more help than I do! Thanks for the chance!

  178. Dina Kleinman says:

    I love to read your blog, I always end up with a smile on my face! My husband started a remodel job in my home from one end to the other! We need some direction. HELP!

  179. Kim says:

    I thank YOU for keeping it real when it comes to being a mom who wants to do and have it all, and showing me its totally attainable! You rock MY face off!

  180. Megan says:

    I just found your website through pinterest and am so excited to follow your blog! Oh yeah and winning would be awesome too :)

  181. Rachel says:

    It would be wonderful to have a room re-do…although would be even nicer to be able to give it to someone…knock their socks off!

  182. Carmen says:

    Thank you! This is so much fun.
    I will love to win:-)

  183. Nancy says:

    What a nice and generous opportunity. It would be a pleasure and honor to any of us for you to help us with our homes. Good luck yo everyone!

  184. Krystal F says:

    Our bedroom has some major challenges. We need help!

  185. Harmony says:

    I’m new to your site and I’m in love!!! I can’t wait to see and learn more.

    Thank you for all your long hard hours to share with us!!!!

  186. Amanda says:

    I love your tips!

  187. Stephanie says:

    Caught you on Nate and have been following your blog since. Love your ideas, love your humor, and am inspired by how you live your life and raise your kids. My 1984 wonderland would love for you to rock it’s face off!

  188. Robbie says:

    I love your boards, and how grateful you are! It feels so good to count blessings! What a great giveaway! I would be so thankful for a room redo! :)

  189. Misty Leslie says:

    Sounds like you are surrounded by a wonderful group of people!! We are a military family and move A LOT! (we are now on our 14th address in 11yrs) Our friends are what make our moves totally awesome! Friends are the family you choose! :)
    As for the room inspiration giveaway….can I actually scream “HELP” in a post? Usually I am pretty good at putting a house together (as I said before lots of moves) we almost always rent, can’t paint, etc…etc… Our furniture is very exchangeable. What once was a nightstand in one house is now an end table in another.(most of our furniture was furnished by craigslist, flea markets and maybe a little dumpster diving.) I hate matchy, matchy!!! Anyhoo… the house we are in now has small bedrooms (we have 4 kiddos) so we made the dining room a playroom/kid hang out space….and it looks terrible! We have some great pieces for the room but I am at a complete and total loss of how to make it look good and not just blah. So I would love love love (did I mention love) to win!!! However…I know I am not the only one who wants to win. So do you do inspiration boards? I didn’t see that in your profile? I would love (no matter what) to have your help!

  190. Jennyroo says:

    It’s always a nice reminder to be grateful for all the good in our lives, thank you! Hope I am one of the lucky winners!

  191. Christy says:

    Such a nice thing to do! Would love to win!

  192. Christi says:

    You were so kind to your friends!
    And btw- I finally painted my kitchen cabinets white. Thank you for the tutorials!!

  193. Carly says:

    I saw you on Nate and now am a HUGE fan of yours! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas! Can’t wait to get to work! :)

  194. MaryE says:

    Fun giveaway! Our super duper little apartment’s kitchen-living-dining-play room run by tiny tyrants, could really use your inspiration! :D

  195. Lea says:

    So glad to see you on the Nate show and now follow your blog! Hope i win the redo, i could use it! :)

  196. Ethel says:

    The hubs and I are in the process of buying our first home! This amazing room redo would look great in our first house!!!

  197. Carrie Barrow says:

    What an amazing giveaway! You are SO inspiring!!!

  198. Patty S says:

    It would be a true blessing and honor to win a room redo!

    Thanks for the chance!

    Your blog has so much inspiration, its fun to read…gives me hope that I can tackle my house. I basically have had to start from scratch twice in the past 13 yrs, so I am hoping to win!

  199. Michelle says:

    I would love, love this! Thanks so much!

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  201. Becky says:

    ACK! I would love to win this! What a stress to only be able to pick one room, though! A challenge I would accept if I would win.
    You are such a dear. It’s wonderful to take time to thank your friends.

  202. Anna says:

    This is an awesome giveaway! Thank you!

  203. Meg says:

    Absolutely Love this blog! So much inspiration in one spot. We would really love to have a room redo. We have been helping both sides of our families with prepping to put both houses on the market. Ours has kind of fallen to the wayside the past few months and, a living room revamp,Patio redo or even a bedroom freshen up would be fantastic! keep up the good work! Thank you!!

  204. Andrea Exum says:

    Hi there! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your ideas and projects!! Would adore you even more if you’d redo my room!! I’m working on the huge picture collage frame currently. You’ve totally inspired me! Thanks a million!!

  205. Judy Lies says:

    Love your style and your blog !Hope I win!

  206. Julie says:

    I’ve been following your site for a few months and love your ideas. With 3 kids under 5, there’s not much time these days. We’ve been in a new house for about a year, but several rooms still need lots of help. Would love to win!

  207. Kellie says:

    I absolutely love your blog. I have learned so much from you and would be in heaven if I won the room redo! Thank you for all the inspiration you have given me!

  208. Christy Sheets says:

    Saw you on Nate and I am so glad to be a follower now! Thank you for sharing your ideas and talents with us!!! Your inspirations boards are the prettiest I have ever seen and I love them all! Thanks for giveaway.

  209. Anna says:

    Oh, Ashley, I wish you were my real life friend! I think we’d have tons of fun :). I guess I’ll settle for reading your super funny and inspiring blog. Love this little corner of blogland!

  210. Nichole says:

    I have been following your blog for awhile now and you make me laugh every day! Your writing and design style are fantastic!! :)

    Would love to win!

  211. Megan says:

    What a wonderful team!! I’m sure they are just as blessed to have you in their lives too. I enjoy reading your blog!!

  212. Bethany says:

    Love your blog and love your style!! Our new home could use a room redo!!!

  213. Kim says:

    I really needed to read this today – had one of THOSE mornings and the cool sign at the beginning may just be my mantra for this winter! A room redo wouldn’t hurt, either! :)

  214. rhonda says:

    saw you on Nate…loved it…and have been following you ever since…love it all…!!!

  215. Emily Johnson says:

    Let me just say, your blog is my FAV. I would be over the moon to have just one room designed by you!

  216. Ellen says:

    I discovered your blog when I watched you on the Nate Show and I really enjoy your style and positive outlook. Thanks for the reminder to be thankful for all I have and the wonderful people in my life.

  217. Cherie Bailey says:

    Would so appreciate the opportunity to pick your brain for our space! We have baby boy number three on the way and everyone will be bunking together! Ages are 10, 18 months, and due in December! I’m having a hard time coming up with a look that is comfy and age appropriate for everyone……I hope hope I get the opportunity and must say that I am grateful for all the wonderful inspiration you send our way daily! Best~ Bailey Family

    BTW: the shade of yellow in your boys’ room is lovely, mind sharing?

  218. Starla Newman says:

    As I live in a very small house this would ce perfect for me. I just can’t seem to be able to update it fashionably, Would love to win, good luck all.

  219. Tirza says:

    I just LOVE your blog and your taste in decor. I have a room or two that could really use you!! Thanks for all yo do!

  220. Kim E says:

    Never had this trouble before, but just can’t make this house a home. Really need some inspiration and direction!

  221. Megan says:

    Sending gratitude back at ya for inspiring me. Would love a room redo

  222. Christie says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you! I have so many rooms that I’m looking for guidance on, but our kids’ playroom would probably be at the top of the list.

  223. Cindy lucarotti says:

    I feel the same way about you as you felt about Lizzy WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND?!!! Was just recently introduced to you after seeing you on the Nate show. LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU AND YOUR BLOG. I do believe a room makeover would fit me just fine!!

  224. Michele M says:

    Having fun looking through your blog that I just found last week. A redo would be so much fun!!

  225. Angie says:

    Love what you do, your blog, your style, your down to earth attitude. I look forward to nap time every day. Simply because it means no kids, a awesome cup of coffee, and reading the post of the day from Handmade Home. And, I LOVE that last pinboard. I just pinned it to help me in my dining room vision.

  226. Amber F says:

    Love your blog and ideas! Would love some help with my home.

  227. Kelly says:

    A room redo would be faaaaabulous! Congrats on all the awesome happenings in your life right now. Your upbeat take on life makes your blog one of my faves to read each morning :)

  228. Gay Ratheal says:

    I absolutely love your blog. I started reading blogs in the area of quilting and have moved over to your blog. Thank you for all you do. I would love to have a room redo.

  229. Lindsay says:

    We’re newlyweds….searching for our new home! This would be an awesome post-wedding gift!

    Thanks for the chance!

  230. Tracy says:

    I am grateful to have found your blog! You have an amazing design style and I love that you use many reclaimed items. I have found so many inspiring things on your blog…now I just need to figure out where to begin. Thank you for all of the fabulous ideas!!

  231. Dorothy says:

    Oh, my gosh, I would roll over and die to win! (And I’m so relieved to know you had help on those rooms you did in, oh, like 10 minutes or so! But now I have to shop for more house-helpful friends. :))!

  232. Miranda says:

    The designs you create are very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  233. Megan J. says:

    As a newcomer to Momtgomery, I was so delighted to find your blog after reading about it in The Advertiser. Your style is so fresh and I love how you’re able to make a new home look like a quaint cottage in Cloverdale. My husband and I (newlyweds of 3 months) would love some assistance in designing our dining room.

    Thanks!
    Megan

  234. Jill says:

    Love your site!!! Would also love your expertise on a few rooms in my house!!!

  235. Neysa says:

    redo? me! me! pick me!!! (hand held up high waving back n forth…)

  236. mel zeiger says:

    Oh I would LOVE help with my back living room…I’m just stuck and everything you do is sooo lovely :)

  237. Becca says:

    I never win anything, but surely that means I’m due for a win right?! :-)

  238. april says:

    gratitude is awesome! thank you for your giveaway!

  239. Katherine says:

    I always enjoying seeing your inspiration boards and other posts. I’ve been dreaming of having someone help me to redo a space in our home, so I’d be beyond thrilled to win this!

  240. Kristen says:

    Hi there. At the moment I’m thankful for Nate because he introduced me to you! My husband may beg to differ because now his “honey do list” is ever growing…..
    You’ve been blessed with the art of creativity
    You’ve been blessed with the ability to turn something many of us would toss into our new favorite piece.
    We’d love to be a part of your room give a way. We’re in need of wonderful hands to work their magic in our living room.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Jeremiah, Kristen, Hudson, Charlie (dog) and baby #2 :)

  241. Suzi Moore says:

    How perfect! A room redo offer and a house that I’m moving in to 12/1 that has a blank slate. I have no idea where to start. I’ve been pulling idea pages from the internet & your website but I can’t seem to pull it ALL together. It’s my great room, connected to my kitchen. I’ve never had this layout before, so I’m guessing they need to, at the very least, complement each other (not match.) Wow – I can’t imagine having someone help me with this – how exciting to dream! Thanks for your awesome blog!!!

  242. Emily says:

    What an amazing giveaway!!

  243. Julianne says:

    Great giveaway, my my living room needs this!

  244. Mrs. H says:

    H.O.L.Y.C.O.W these inspirations boards are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. <3 THEM!

  245. Rachel says:

    Love your website. Thanks for the chance to win.

  246. Lindsey says:

    I’m off on maternity leave with my first baby, who is expected in less than 2 weeks however I have done more DIY then relaxing lately.
    I saw you on the Nate Show a couple weeks ago and fell in love with your style. I have been trying out so many of your ideas and had so much fun doing them, everynight my husband comes home and asks what project I did that day.
    I would love to be part of your giveaway as with the new babys arrival we definetly need to redo our dining room but I just dont know where to start!

  247. Anita Mitchell says:

    Would love to give this to my sister…she so deserves something wonderful!

  248. Anne Marie says:

    As you would say… yes please!!

  249. Amye says:

    My whole house needs help, and p.s. I love reading your blog :)

  250. Niki says:

    I am still “new” to the homemade, refurbish designs. But I totally love it and I’m having a blast with it all!!!! I was raised where you go to a store, pick something out and hang it on the wall. When you get tired of it you sell at a yardsale and go buy new. Now it makes my stomach hurt to buy something new!! lol! So my utility room (which is nice sized) has also turned into my crafting room. Talk about a mess! I need help getting everything a place so I don’t get hives everytime I peek in there! I love your blog and keep up the awesome work!!!!

  251. kb says:

    I enjoy reading your blog. I like color and to decorate. I fill I go use some advice on a room. Would be great to be chosen. :)

  252. Allison H. says:

    I love your blog! It is so inspirational! I would love to win this giveaway since I’m moving into a new (old) house this weekend that needs a bit of decorating help!

  253. Carol Rae says:

    Love all your beautiful posts! My living room is almost picture perfect but for one wall and an old hutch that needs repainted…my biggest problem is that I love so many different styles and color combinations that I drive myself crazy changing things out – and on a very tight budget! My best “friend” includes the flea market down the street from me!!

    • Tennille says:

      Carol Rae…I’m so glad to hear someone admit that they’re own creativity is their greatest and worst asset. I over analyze every design decision and I too drive myself nuts. I’m trying to learn to just “go for it”. So hard. :)

  254. Becca says:

    I love reading your blog. So many great ideas!

  255. kellyk says:

    Love your site nd stores make me laugh every day! Thanks for the chance to enter.
    Kelly

  256. Amy Joffs says:

    I am grateful for my family, my faith, pizza, and your blog! You brighten my day!

  257. gracie boyer says:

    Girl you are an inspiration. Seriously!
    Gracie B

  258. Tracie says:

    You are the sweetest to offer a giveaway. I love your blog and read it everyday. You have given me so many great ideas I want to do in my new house. Thank You!

  259. Nesbi Maret says:

    Thank you for sharing!
    ohhh, and thank you for including international readers. =D

  260. Rebecca K says:

    Aren’t friends amazing? I would love some help with my master bedroom…it’s the one room I just can’t get figured out.

  261. Tina Kuykendall says:

    I have an older home so am always having to update somethink! Just love your page.

  262. Ann B says:

    OOOO i need you!

  263. Lynda Pounds says:

    I’ve never had anyone decorate for me and would LOVE to see what an expert could do! Which room, hmmmm…..??

  264. pamela says:

    i love your style, wit, humor and charm – thanks for all the great posts!

  265. Milica says:

    I could use a room redo so badly! Moving into our new place has not gone smoothly and making it a wonderful place for my family would be priceless!

  266. Hilary says:

    Oh what fun! Sign me up:)

  267. Nell says:

    Would love some help with my living area. Would be grateful!

  268. sherry w says:

    How generous of you to offer such a wonderful giveaway. I’ll throw my name in the hat. Thanks and have a great weekend Ashely.

  269. Jody says:

    Yes, to be grateful is the best thing – and to pass it onto our kiddos is a gift!

    What a fun giveaway! Fingers crossed!!

  270. CJ says:

    Pick me! Would love to win! Thanks!

  271. Mary Grace Hawkes says:

    I love your blog! Trying to decorate our small apartment and would love some personalized inspiration! Thanks for the “Thank You”. We LOVE you!

  272. Cory M. says:

    Saw you on the Nate show and fell in love with your blog! I then, immediately, shared you with my three sisters. Keep up the great work and the fun ideas- and may the Good Lord ‘bless your mess’ as you dig into your closets this weekend (I have yet to see a real-life closet like the ones you drooled over in your post- so, here’s to hoping that you all beat the odds on that!) :)

  273. Connie Akers says:

    A friend sent me to your blog knowing I’d love lots of your post. She’s right & I’d love to win the prize. Thank you for sharing your creative energy.

  274. Lisa says:

    I love your blog and you post the coolest ideas. I have a room that is beyond desperate for a redo. It has a stone fireplace that is really nice but the rest of the room looks so bad that I don’t even go in the room. Not to mention that it is very dated …. built in 1950 and it also has two HUGE windows that I have no idea what kind of window treatment to use that I can actually afford. I would love to win this as I keep spending all of my time helping everyone but me.

  275. Laura says:

    Just found your blog…it’s incredible! Thanks for the chance.

  276. J. Williams says:

    I check in with you daily, for inspiration in making my home ‘handmade’… We’ll be relocating across the country soon for my husband’s work, and I know the new house will be begging for some great style. This would be awesome to win! (I can use all the help I can get!) ;)

    Thanks for all your great posts and ideas!

  277. Jan says:

    I would LOVE a room redo but if by chance I won I know a family that I would give a redo to that needs it more than I do.
    Thanks so much!

  278. Meg Danekas says:

    Oh wow, I need an overhaul of our family room!!!

  279. Cheri says:

    I love that you are teaching your children something as simple as gratitude- saying thank you and such. That’s fantastic. As a teacher, we don’t see that frequently and are grateful to hear such things from students!
    As far as the giveaway, not only would I be grateful, but I’m thinking my 93 year old home would be too- especially the large dining room or kitchen! Both are projects we’re hoping to tackle next summer.

  280. Tania says:

    Wow what a great giveaway love your blog and inspiration.

  281. Karen says:

    Wow! What a generous giveaway. I’m feeling lucky and grateful to have recently found you (thank you to all about orange)!

  282. Tennille says:

    I absolutely love your blog. So glad I stumbled upon it. I love that you type all the silliness that is in your head and don’t worry about making everything sound perfectly eloquent. Love your style and choice of colors. I will continue to come back daily.

  283. beth says:

    what a nice giveaway, thanks, please enter me!

  284. Sarah Royal says:

    You could be saving a marriage if you came up with a design plan for my living room (or kitchen….or master bedroom….or entry…or…..)! Okay, well that’s dramatic, but I would be eternally grateful!

  285. E. Putzy says:

    Wow! What a great web site I fell into! I have spent more time searching and reading about you and what you have done! It has brought me such inspiration and I’ve been searching for things throughout my home AND garage to use things differently. I’ve got plans to make some of the items you have offered and very excited to get started!! Thank you for sharing your ideas! I look forward to future messages from you! Keep them coming!!!

  286. Karen Gill says:

    Love your blog and your style! Thanks for the chance to win!

  287. Erin says:

    What a great giveaway! I love your blog!

  288. Kim says:

    Would love to win!!

  289. crystal says:

    Really enjoy your blog! thanks for the inspiration!

  290. Erika Holmes says:

    I would love your help! I work from home and look at everything so much I just don’t know where to start! Would so appreciate your help!

  291. Elise tepner says:

    ashley, you’re rockin’. wish we still were neighbor!!

  292. Molly says:

    Love your blog and your awesome ideas! Enter me to win!

  293. Love this shout-out post. It’s the Southern way to say thank you! Please add me to your awesome giveaway.

  294. Nancy says:

    Thanks for sharing your creativity! Love your blog!

  295. Melissa. Miller says:

    Would love this!

  296. Kasi Pantekoek says:

    You are such an inspiration and really have a true blessing. I have always been a believer that we must always buy new. Ever since I seen your segment on the Nate Berkus show I have a total new outlook on life and decorating.

    I have always wanted to host holidays and now with our house we have purchased recently, I’m able to do that, but just dont know where to start, hoping you can help. This is amazing oppurtunity you are giving someone. Hope to hear from you!!!

  297. shawna says:

    I love your work! I cant wait to see what you come up with for the three winners- and I hope one is me! Thanks for the chance!

  298. Terri Weatherford Cable says:

    What a wonderful way to say thank you and to bless someones home with something beautiful! :) Love,love your blog!! Keep it coming:)

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