cottage coastal giveaway

Updated: We have a winner!

Before I tell you who, I have to say… Some of your comments really kind of floored us. I didn’t get a chance to respond to every single one, but please know you guys really are in our thoughts and prayers. ALL of you. Some of you are going through some very real things. I just can’t fathom it…and we truly admire you for that. I wish I could pick something out for all of you, we love you guys so much! But I just wanted to thank you for being so honest, and for participating in the giveaway.

And… a big fat wonderful thank you to Cottage Coastal for their very generous giveaway. They were to sweet to partner with us, and it really means a lot! We are so excited for this wonderful company as they continue to grow and make a difference out there. They are truly one of a kind!

So thank you, all. Very much. We hope you have a blessed and restful weekend. ;}

Congratulations to Cheryl B. Who said:


I think you’re really going to love this giveaway today.

If you fabulous people haven’t noticed yet, Cottage Coastal is one of the coolest stores around. We absolutely heart their wonderfulmous goods.

I could seriously browse their site all day. And I really love that seahorse ;} Today, Cottage Coastal is having an amazingly generous giveaway. They recently reached 2,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook, and because they’re awesomely fun and wanted to say thank you, they’ve giving one lucky duck reader their pick of these custom artwork pieces to celebrate! Um, score!

Read more about it, here.

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These beautiful pieces would look amazing in any space, and add that personal feel. They’re valued at 280 dollars a piece! {Yowsa!}

Want to win? {Please read carefully!} 

1. Tell us which piece you would choose from the options above + why.

2. Like Cottage Coastal on Facebook {Leave a comment here, telling us you did!} 

3. Tweet, Facebook, or Blog about this giveaway, and Leave a comment here telling us you did!

Giveaway ends Thursday night, winner announced here, Friday! Good luck, guys! May the best commenter win! ;}

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348 Responses to cottage coastal giveaway

  1. Anna says:

    These are fabulous! I love the last one- “remember when you go into the world…’ I love the line ‘listen to the big people and the little people’. :)

  2. Mindi says:

    I love the Dr. Suess quote! It is so true!

  3. Firesparx says:

    I love the “Remember when you go..” one. It would be nice near an entryway to remind yourself to be a better person out in the world.

  4. cassie says:

    thank you so much for the chance! i would choose the last one because it is pretty much my philosophy on life, and what i tell my children i want them to be.

  5. cassie says:

    i like then on fb!

  6. Mary says:

    I love the “You are my sunshine” piece. My mother used to sing that song to us as children. It brings back fond memories.

    • Sharon says:

      Mine too! What a lovely memory…..I’d have to choose “sunshine” also.

    • Elise says:

      I love the Sunshine sign. I used to sing that to my boys when they were small. Now I have 6 beautiful grand babies to sing to. Love it!!! Love to hang this sign in my baby room.

  7. April Taylor says:

    Beautiful work. I like the “Remember when you go into the world”. Sometimes we need reminders on how to treat others we encounter.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Mary says:

    I “Liked” Cottage Coastal on Facebook.

  9. Mary says:

    I just “tweeted” about the giveaway!

  10. CJ says:

    I heart the sign that says…Kiss your life, accept it just as it is. This is my mantra for 2012. I’m learning to enjoy the small moments in life and live for the day.

  11. Catherine says:

    I love the keep your eyes open one. But they are all amazing.

  12. mary lauren says:

    I most def. love the “You are my sunshine” piece the best. My husband and I read that to my daughter every night before she goes to bed!

  13. I love the “Remember When”. Such wonderful reminders for both myself and for my boys! I even have the perfect place to put it in our living room! Thanks for the chance to win something so beautiful.

  14. colleen from alabama says:

    “Remember when you go out into the world” so that my family (most importantly ME!) will be aware that what i do each day has an impact but ulitmately we are able to do those things because we are GREATLY loved by God and our family.

  15. shannon says:

    hello! I would love the “you are my sunshine” piece : ) I liked cottage coastal on facebook and tweeted about the giveaway! thank you!

  16. Stephanie says:

    Love the you are my sunshine. Was always the song my Mom sang to me and now I sing to my kids ;). Have wanted this piece forever! Thanks!

  17. I liked on Fsearchlights old either like the sunshine one because I sing this to my daughter and it makes my eyes water up every time because it’s true, she really is my sunshine. Or the kiss your life one. This message is just great, and what a great reminder hanging up in your house. I really strive to be happy for what I have now. I also have a giveaway at my blog if you’d like to stop by : )

  18. Stephanie says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  19. Great giveaway! I like the Love You Much piece. I want my daughters to grow up knowing they are beautiful and loved beyond the universe and the depths of the sea.

  20. Liked Costal Cottage on FB! Looking forward to following their products.

  21. Maria says:

    I like Cottage Coastal : )

  22. Maria says:

    I ADORE the “I love you much…” picture. What a perfect piece for a master bedroom. Love, love, love their inventory!

  23. Karen T. says:

    I adore all them-they make me swoon-my favorite-if I were forced to pick-would be the last one-I would love my kids to read this often-it looks so much better than my reminders sound! I ‘liked’ them on facebook and will post about the giveaway contest-although I do want to keep it to myself! hee hee! Altthough, I would shout if from the roottops if I won!!!

  24. Liz R says:

    I would Love the “you are my sunshine”. My dad would sing that song every saturday to get us all up and going for the day, he was not a fan of sleeping in.

  25. I love the “You are my sunshine” one! That has special meaning for our family :)

  26. Liz R says:

    I have “liked” everyone.

  27. Emelyn says:

    I love the “Remember When” freeship item. It seems to sum up everything I’ve learned and have yet to learn in my 36 years of life. Something also about having a family with 4 young kids and also going through 2 lifechanging experiences, a year apart of each other, just makes me realize a lot. This item would go in a spot somewhere in our living room, where everyone could see it. Gives you food for thought. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

  28. Liz R says:

    I also shared the giveaway on my facebook page.

  29. Sean says:

    Already like Cottage Coastal on FB.

  30. Sean says:

    I’d love the I LOVE YOU MUCHO piece seeing that my wife is hispanic. It would go well with our home and our feelings.

  31. sarah says:

    love the last one, “remember when you go…”. love what it says, great for me and for me to tell my kids!

  32. sarah says:

    like them on fb. thanks!

  33. ALina says:

    The COME AT EVENING metal sign is amazing. I love the materials it’s made out of and it’s a very welcoming message for all that see it once they enter a home. Great giveaway!!!

  34. Doris Ferzetti says:

    “Remember When” would be wonderful hanging in my kitchen. We are a family that loves visiting the shore so not only does this piece have a weathered appearance that would remind me of the shore, but the verses are a perfect for my two boys to read every morning as they head out into a world that can sometimes be unkind. It is a reminder of just how precious our time is and to use it wisely….and to remember that Love is really all we need. I want my boys to always remember to be kind and love others, a simple statement that is expressed so eloquently in this lovely piece of art! Love your site!

  35. ALina says:

    Definitely like Cottage Coastal on Facebook.

  36. sarah says:

    shared on fb. thanks!

  37. Meg Karetny says:

    I definitely love the “You are my Sunshine ” :) Love these! Thanks for this & I LIKE Cottage Coastal!!! :)

  38. Dianne Callahan says:

    Hi! This is so amazing … I came across their website a while back and over the weekend I spent a chunk of time unsuccessfully searching through all of the blogs I love trying to find them again…and here you are today. :-) I just like them on Facebook so I won’t lose them again.

    I would really love to have the “you are my sunshine” sign because 4.5 years ago when I was first diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma, that is the song my then 2-year old nephew Noah used to sing with me to help me feel better. But his version went “You are my chunchine, my only chunchine, you make me happy when skies are great. You’ll never know dear how much you love me, please don’t take my chunchine away.” So cute!

    Now, my aggressive cancer has returned and I have been in treatment since November and it is pretty rough. I’m blessed though that sweet Noah will still sing that song with me to make me feel better even though he is a big boy of 6 and a half.

    Thanks for letting me share!!

    • God Bless you & thank you for sharing such a personal part of your life. I am so sorry you are going through all this, it really tugs at the heart. Wishing you strength & peace through this extremely difficult time in your life.

      • Dianne Callahan says:

        Thank you so much Kim. I am so blessed to have this treatment available. I’ll be having a stem cell transplant beginning at the end of the month and I am taking part in a clinical trial. Professionaly, I work with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helping to raise money to fund vital research into better treatments and cures for the nearly 1 million Americans fighting blood cancers. I am honored to do this work and to be a very small part of the body of research.

  39. Leslie says:

    “You are my sunshine”….This was the only song that I knew the words too to sing to my daughter when my baby girl came home. She is adopted and my husband and I only had 24 hours notice before she came home. This song was a source of comfort to me and still makes me cry when we sing it together six years later. My world became brighter when she came along and this song reminds me of that first day together.

    Liked – Cottage Coastal on Facebook and posted on my blog

  40. paige says:

    love love love sugarboo signs! if i were to win i would love the you are my sunshine to hang over my little one’s bed!
    thanks for the opportunity!

  41. paige says:

    & of course i liked their fb page…great site!!

  42. paige says:

    & now, i shall go forth & tweet about your great giveaway!

  43. Jennifer M says:

    These are beautiful! I love the one about Kiss your Life. We should embrace each day and not be waiting around for the “good stuff.”. This is the good stuff!

  44. Colleen says:

    love it all…. !!!!

  45. Pamela Napier says:

    Absolutely Love ..Remember When. I would give this as a gift to my grandaughter who is leaving for college.. a wonderful message for her to read everyday, as she travels into this great big WORLD, Thank You.

  46. Jennifer M says:

    Liked them on fb!

  47. Rebecc says:

    I liked their FB page! Thank you for introducing me to this fabulous store!!

  48. Crystal says:

    I love the last one! Such words of wisdom to pass on to my two little girls :)

  49. Crystal says:

    I liked them on Facebook :)

  50. Crystal says:

    I made a comment on my Facebook page!

  51. Brittany Sanchez says:

    I love the “You are my sunshine” piece! I sang that to my daughter the whole time I was pregnant. Then the first time I got to hold her in the NICU she was crying and as soon as I started singing our song to her she calmed right down! Such a sweet memory!

  52. Pam says:

    I like the “Kiss your life” piece. I like it because I think more people should live in the ‘now’ of life and not wish it away or wish it were different. I believe that your life is exactly the way you want it to be. Because if you don’t like it, change it. I kiss my life everyday because I love the today that I have created!


  53. margaret says:

    I love Kiss Your Life. I would hang it on the wall going down into the basement. I enter the house from this door and looking right at this quote every evening after a crazy long commute would help remind me that I do love what I have and do.

  54. Pam says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  55. Pam says:

    Tweeted about this contest. @gibsretooh.


  56. marsha marsha marsha says:

    whats not to love?

  57. Amy @ FWD says:

    I would choose the You Are My Sunshine print because I used to sing that song to my son when he was a baby.

  58. Sarah Stahl says:

    Liked, and posted their shop on my fb as their store feeds my shabby chic addiction and I wanted the world to know. My favorite is “you are my sunshine”! My mom used to sing that song to me when I was younger and it reminds me of my sweet childhood…hoping to offer that back to my kids as I do my darnedest to give them a sweet childhood as well.

  59. I love the last one: Remember when you go into the world! Lovely reminders and sentiment!

  60. Liked Cottage Coastal on Facebook!

  61. Tweeted about this giveaway!

  62. april v says:

    I love the You Are My Sunshine because thats my daughters favorite song!!

  63. I love the “Remember when…” sign. There is the obvious – that I would love to hang it up in my house because I love the vintage/neutral look. But more importantly, I adore what it says and would love to have it be a motto for our young family of five. And because I’m also quite sappy, I can see this sign going with my oldest son (who is only six) to college to hang in his dorm room. And then later to his first apartment. And then to his first home to hang on the wall and share with his wife and kids…and tell them all about the time his mom won it in a give-away when he was only in kindergarten. {I type with a smile on my face}

    Will spread the word on FB! Thank you kindly!

  64. Diane Zundel says:

    I just love them all and love Kim/Cottage Coastal so much. I would seriously have a hard time picking just one, as they are all so meaningful. I do love you are my sunshine, just because of the special meaning it has to me right now from 2011. I liked Cottage Coastal. Thank you for this awesome opportunity to win a sign from my truly favorite store. XO

  65. Remember When, it the item I love. It just really speaks to me, I would to have it hang by my front door to read each time we left the home…. or just to stare at. I’d love for my daughter to read it and I’d hope it would speak to her as it does to me.

  66. Carrie Walsh says:

    I liked Cottage Coastal on FB. I LoVe the second print “Kiss your life…”. I grew up on the coast of Maine so this style is like ‘home’ to me!

  67. I already like Cottage Coastal on my facebook :)

  68. I shared the giveaway on facebook….

  69. Ashley says:

    I’d love “remember when!” we are big on family mottos. I’d love to hang it in my home as something my family will always have to remember who we are and where we are going. It’s classic and perfect.

  70. Ashley says:

    I liked CC on facebook! :)

  71. Kris Vanatta says:

    I would choose You Are My Sunshine. My mother sang that song to my daughter from the moment of her birth until she passed away when my daughter was four years old. It’s an awesome memory.

  72. Kristen says:

    I love love love the You Are My Sunshine sign! I’ve lived seeing it around the Internet and think it would look awesome in my beach inspired living room!

  73. Ashley says:

    I’m tweeting about it right now! Frugal_Fannie

  74. Kristen says:

    I liked cottage coastal on FB! I thought I already had. Glad it’s official now!

  75. Renae says:

    Have been eyeing the “remember when” piece for months!!

  76. Renae says:

    Liked them on FB!

  77. Renae says:

    Tweeted it!!

  78. I love the You are my Sunshine! I liked them on FB too!

  79. Allison A. says:

    “You Are My Sunshine” holds special meaning to me. My husband sang it to me at our wedding! Our 9 year anniversary is coming up and I would love to give this to him. It would be a lovely and meaningful gift. Thanks for the chance on your giveaway.

  80. Carrie L says:

    I love the “You are My Sunshine” I sing this song to my babies every night before bedtime.

  81. Allison A. says:

    I liked Cottage Coastal on FB!

  82. Andrea Gregory says:

    “Remember when you go…” I adore this one. I tell my boys daily something similar to this. I would love to be able to display it in their play room as another constant reminder to remain true and positive in such a harsh world. What a great mantra!

  83. Megan says:

    Ah! How to choose? I really like them all! I think that I would choose the sunshine one even though I don’t usually tend to go for those things. I just really like it and think it would be fantastic in either my kids room or my room. Thanks for the giveaway!

  84. Kelly says:

    The “Remember when you go into the world…” piece is amazing. I would love to hang that in my son’s room (who will be gaining his brother as a roommate in a few short months…). A perfect message.

  85. Kelly says:

    Liked the Coastal Cottage on Facebook!

  86. Kelly says:

    Also shared the giveaway on Facebook :)

  87. Laura C says:

    I don’t have kiddos yet, but I would love to have those whales in the off chance that I do soon :) Love.

  88. Cassie says:

    The You Are My Sunshine piece would be perfect for our nursery!

  89. Becca says:

    I LOVE the “you are my sunshine” one (ok I love all of them actually) . . . I tell my daughter that all the time :-)

  90. Jennifer says:

    I would pick the Kiss you life one. My daughter had cancer at 8 months and today she is four. She is on a vent and we always look toward the future with hope. Happiness, we have learned is such a gift when it comes your way and with our daughter so ill we have learned to grab “happy” when it comes and to live in the moment. Life is precious!

  91. Jennifer says:

    I liked ‘em on facebook.

  92. Leana says:

    I’d love the “you are my sunshine” art — I sang that song in church when I was five years old and my mom still remembers how cute I sounded!

  93. Lindsay & Brooks says:

    Soo hard to choose which one I would pick! I love the you are my sunshine lyrics, I DIY a sign on an old feed sack to hang in my son’s room already so it may be a bit repetitive. So, I would chose the last option- above all love and you will do wonderful things in this world. Gosh, what a great reminder every day! I’ve liked you on facebook, shared your link on Facebook, and will be secretly hoping my friends don’t win when they enter ;) fingers crossed!

  94. Judy says:

    I would pick Kiss Your Life because I certainly need a reminder to live in the moment and be happy with now.

  95. Judy says:

    I like Cottage Coastal on facebook already.

  96. Tracie says:

    oh Wow! I love the last one! I was in tears when I finished reading it. Wow!

  97. Ali Gordon Pedersen says:

    I love the “you are my sunshine” piece. My mother sings it to my son everytime we skype. It is definitely the one I would choose.

  98. Ali Gordon Pedersen says:

    I like Cottage Coastal on FB.

  99. Ali Gordon Pedersen says:

    I shared on FB.

  100. AubreyLaine says:

    I like the 2nd piece best because it is so true- you should appreciate and embrace the day and not always be looking towards the future.
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  101. AubreyLaine says:

    I like cottage coastal store on fb
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  102. beth says:

    I am in love with the “I Love You Mucho” freeship. My husband teaches high school Spanish and we try to incorporate our interests into our home as much as possible – this piece with it’s lovely Spanish element would definitely do the trick!!! Plus, my husband does love me mucho!!!

  103. Laura Reich says:

    I would choose the “when you go into the world…” piece. It’s moving and simple and it says exactly what I would want my kids to remember.

  104. Carlyn says:

    All of these are wonderful, but I’d love to have that last one for my kids to read daily, almost like a “family rules” sign to live by ;)
    P.S. I could also look at their site for hours on end!!!

  105. Bethany says:

    Hard to choose, but I immediately connected with “Kiss Your Life.” Just the season I’m in…trying to be grateful for this in front of me.

  106. Bethany says:

    I liked Cottage Coastal Store Inc on FB!

  107. karen says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the “you are my sunshine” art. It was the first song I ever learned and I can remember traveling for summer vacation in our station wagon to Utah to visit my uncle and learning this from my Dad…..we sang it all the way ther an all the way back.

  108. Marnie beck says:

    There all so wonderful…”Kiss your life”….one of my favorites… Be thankful and happy for everyday!!!……life is what you make it……

  109. Marnie beck says:

    Liked on Facebook…..cottage coastal…..!!!!!!!!!

  110. Michelle Wright says:

    You are my Sunshine. Love it. Thanks for the give~away.

  111. Kristi Einan says:

    Love the “remember when” artwork! I also love the seahorse wall hanging, great store!

  112. Michelle Wright says:

    Like on FB.

  113. Kristen says:

    I love “Sunshine”

  114. Leslie B. says:

    “You are my sunshine…” or “Kiss your life…” Would be hard to choose, but either would be a special gift for my kids!

  115. Amelia says:

    I LOVE the first one! I am in the process of creating my first baby’s nursery. Baby is due in 2 months and it would be a GORGEOUS piece to add to the room. Thanks for having this giveaway – such an awesome store!

  116. Amelia says:

    I just “liked” Cottage Coastal on facebook. Thanks!!

  117. rzg123 says:

    I just liked Cottage Coastal on FB.

  118. Tracy P. says:

    Sunshine, but I LOVE the whales in the pics above, too. Thanks.

  119. faye says:

    I would love to have the “Kiss your life”. I would hang it in our family room to remind everyone to live life now and not wait for something better in the future.

  120. Tracy P. says:

    I liked Cottage Coastal on Facebook. Thanks.

  121. Penny says:

    I love the last one of the signs. I would put it in my daughters’ room. It would be perfect for them.

  122. Becky Jones says:

    All of the signs are lovely and encouraging but right now I would choose the last one for my girls room..ages 19 and 12…my oldest will be leaving to build her own nest in a few years and while she is here I would love for her to wake and read the life-affirming words on this gorgeous piece…our home is decorated in a shabby chic style and this would fit right in! :) Those words embody what we have tried to teach our children- quite the words to live by!! THANKS so much! Blessings to you all!

  123. Shaunna Ulrick says:

    You are my sunshine. My kindergarten teacher used to sing that to us all the time. Makes me smile!

  124. Penny says:

    I “liked” Cottage Coastal on Facebook.

  125. Stephanie says:

    I think they are all wonderful, but the last one is my favorite. I have young children, so I would love to have this around where they can see it and read it frequently, then get it ingrained in their hearts and minds for when they leave “the nest” someday. Thank you for the chance!
    mrshud at cox dot net

  126. Stephanie says:

    I like Cottage Coastal on FB (Stephanie B.H.)
    mrshud at cox dot net

  127. rzg123 says:

    Hands down I would select the “Remember When” piece. I actually came across this about a year ago when my son was born and I fell head over heels in love with it. Unfortunately though, with 2 small children it is out of reach for us. However I have thought of it often. The advice is perfect for little children because they do spend so much time with you, but they will eventually leave you (even for a few hours at school.) When your little ones are out in the world, you want them to not only remember to be good people but to be proud of who they are. I really feel that the words convey this message beautifully — they are very practical and wonderful! It just warms my heart and I would be absolutely honored to have this in my home…seriously!

  128. Penny says:

    I shared the giveaway on FB!

  129. Heidi Giffin says:

    I would LOVE to have the ‘You Are My Sunshine’ piece. I had a music box as a child that played that tune, and now I sing it to my daughter multiple times a day. It’s a true favorite!

  130. Angie M. says:

    You are my sunshine. I sing that to my daughter all the time. Would be a precious piece to hand down to her some day.

  131. Angie M. says:

    Liked Cottage Coastal on Facebook.

  132. Christine Berry says:

    I would choose, You are my sunshine. I would always sing that to my oldest daughter, Rachel, and we called her “Raya” when she was little. So the song sounded like we were singing to her. “My Raya Sunshine.” She left for College this past fall and I really miss her.

  133. Angie M. says:

    Shared the giveaway on Facebook.

  134. Tiffany says:

    Have been a fan on Facebook!! :)

  135. sylvia says:

    I love the triangle chime. It looks like a sailboat from the side!
    I live 30 minutes from the Crystal coast of North Carolina. Would love to display that.

  136. Heidi Giffin says:

    I just liked Cottage Coastal on FB.

  137. Carolyn says:

    Love the You are My Sunshine print! It’s such a light-hearted, make-you-smile print that would be great anywhere in my house!

  138. Caitlin S. says:

    The “remember when” piece is amazing – heartwarming, wise, and beautiful!

  139. oh, i just love the first one! these are awesome and would be so perfect in my front room!

  140. Caitlin S. says:

    I just liked Cottage Coastal on Facebook

  141. i just liked them on fb and i am glad that i like them, not just like, because i like them but because i like their stuff and, like, they are cool, like, ya know?

  142. Dinelle H says:

    I love the “Remember when you go into the world” sign. It would be a great piece to give at a wedding or when someone special (girls) move away from home and start their new life. Just great things to live by.

  143. Jen Hartranft says:

    I like the last one – the “Remember when you go into the world…” It reminds me of many of the things that I want my children to remember as they walk through life.

  144. Jen Hartranft says:

    Liked them on facebook!

  145. Beth says:

    Thanks for introducing this webiste! LOVE IT! I would love the Dominoes and Basket for my living room OR a big chunky Handcrafted classic solid frame!

  146. Beth says:

    Also liked on facebook!

  147. Sally says:

    I would choose “You are my sunshine”…. last March my daughter’s friend and teammate, Savannah, was killed in a car accident, and she misses her friend very much. These are the words to Savannah’s favorite song. This plaque would be such a beautiful reminder of a sweet and beautiful young lady. Thanks for the chance to win something that would be so special to my sweet daughter!

  148. Lauren says:

    You are my sunshine. I love it!

  149. Lauren says:

    I like Cottage Coastal on FB

  150. Sally says:

    I liked them on Facebook. Thanks for the introduction to these awesome products!!

  151. Trish Kennedy says:

    #4 definately!!!

  152. Lindsay & Brooks says:

    Soo hard to choose! I love the you are my sunshine lyrics so much that I painted them on an old feed sack and framed it for my son’s room. I’d have to go with the last one. Gosh, what a great reminder to love the world every day! I’ve liked you on Facebook, and shared the link on my wall… Even though I WANT IT ALL TO MYSELF :) fingers crossed!

  153. Kara says:

    I liked them on FB & I posted the giveaway! I would take any of these! I like the “you are my sunshine” the best. It’s a song my daughter & I still sing!

  154. I “like” them :) I would choose the last one. Never too many reminders of those things ….

  155. Katie says:

    I would choose “you are my sunshine”. I love it so much.

  156. Katie says:

    I like them on Facebook.

  157. Carol Ann says:

    I would have to choose “You Are My Sunshine” because my best friend (of 52 years!) and I used to sing this as toddlers on the swingset in the back yard, whistled it as gangly school girls through the gaps in our front teeth, jazzed it up as teenagers trying not to cry because we didn’t have dates to Homecoming, sang it through our noses in the Dorm 10 Talent Show at Auburn and taught it to our children as we sang it to them at bedtime. That song has been with me a long, long time and I never grow tired of it!

  158. Bobbie Hawkes says:

    I would choose the “You are my sunshine” one as my dad calls me sun. It is a favorite song too between my daughter and me. Thanks for the chance to win.

  159. Sheri C says:

    “You are my Sunshine”, I have been singing that song to my kids since they were babies, our daughter and I sing it at night together before bed. It has such special meaning to me. also I found your blog before Christmas and love it, such inspirational photos you have, funny, I was just looking at our dull foyer and wondering what I can do to spruce it up. Good timing. Thanks

  160. Casi Carey says:

    If I could pick, I would LOVE the “you are my sunshine” piece. I have a nine month old daughter and our family moves around a lot, which makes it hard to decorate her room over and over and make it feel like home. It is hard to find things that match so many different bedrooms. (and my husband doesn’t like me to buy new things every time, haha) This would be so beautiful in her room no matter where we live and is always a reminder of how happy she makes me, even when skies are grey!

  161. ann says:

    Love them all, but especially adore the words on the “Go out into the world..” sign. I would hang this is my son’s room. Thanks for the chance!

  162. Anna says:

    I love the Remember When… painting. It would be a great daily reminder of how I should view life.

  163. Casi Carey says:

    I liked cottage coastal on FB AND I facebooked about the giveaway :).
    Thank you for all your amazing ideas and inspirations!

  164. ann says:

    Just liked them on FB!

  165. Bobbie Hawkes says:

    I liked them on Facebook and left a comment.

  166. Pam P. says:

    Love the You are my Only Sunshine. I sing that to my husband and dogs.

  167. Barbara Stoltz says:

    Just saw my daughter, Brittany’s post about this giveaway.
    Such an awesome gift! I like the “remember when you go int othe world” piece! I will return to this site often!! :-)

  168. Bethany says:

    I am in love with the second one! It fully speaks to where I am right now with two small children, trying to learn to live in the moment and love my life just as it is…to stop waiting for something “grand” to occur, and realize that the life I have is the one the Lord has given me and, because of that, it is the best life that I could ask for. I don’t want any “moments of happiness” to pass me by because I am waiting/looking for something bigger. I want to live Today and Now. I want to “kiss my life” because it is a gift and a life that is truly blessed.

    -I liked them on facebook and wrote a status post about the giveaway!

  169. Pam P. says:

    Liked them on FB

  170. Beca says:

    Ok, here goes! :-)
    1. I would LOVE to own the first one (“I Love You Much”). It would look great in our master bedroom and it’s a “look” my Hubby will like. And he’s VERY picky. That and I love the quote.
    2. I “liked” them on Facebook
    3. I “Facebooked” the giveaway!

  171. Erin Rizzo says:

    Actually, I’ve already “Liked” them for awhile now. does that count? I’ve been eyeing that Sea Horse for a long time now. They have the greatest collection.

  172. Jessica Collins says:

    LOVE.. LOVE… LOVE—You Are My Sunshine Sign- I remember as a kid my Mom singing that to me and the first time I saw this sign it brought all those memories back and made me smile :)

  173. Jennifer says:

    I adore the “I love you much” it is so fabulous I love it for my sons room and the finish on it is great!

  174. Jerri C says:

    I love all of these subway prints. #3 speaks to my heart because it reminds me of singing to my babies; who are now 12, 13 & 17. I love #4 because this is the way I try to live each day on this planet. Thanks for the special giveaway.

  175. Alexandra says:

    Remember When is stunning!

  176. Carrie says:

    I love “remember when you go”. I would love to hang that in my entry as a reminder for us each day! Thanks for the opportunity to win:)

  177. angie says:

    liked on fb

  178. Camilla Geldbach says:

    Love everything they have. So beautiful. Like on my fb page : )

  179. Blair Jackson says:

    Awww, the “you are my sunshine” is my favorite b/c my mom used to sing that to me and now I sing it to my girls!!

  180. Erin says:

    Oh sweet heavens, I LOVE the “I love you most beautiful darling” one (2nd down). Thanks so much for the chance to win!!! I would probably die!!

  181. Blair Jackson says:

    I liked on FB!

  182. Michelle says:

    I love, love, love the “You are my Sunshine” artwork. I have been wanting one for awhile, now! Thanks for the chance!

  183. Blair Jackson says:

    I shared this link on FB and commented there as well! Fingers crossed!

  184. Michelle says:

    I liked Cottage Coastal on FB!

  185. I would LOVE that last one that reads, “when you go out into the world” Love it! Thanks so much for this amazing giveway! Melaine

  186. Naomi W. says:

    I love “You are my sunshine”. It is such a happy song! and it seems very old – like the roaring 20’s.

  187. Lauren says:

    1. Tell us which piece you would choose from the options above + why.
    The ” I love you so much…” piece is to die for! I would love to display this at our wedding ceremony and reception on October 20, 2012! It would be such an epic piece to our ceremony, and a beautiful reminder as we enter a marriage after almost 5 years of courtship!

  188. Lauren says:

    2. I liked the Cottage Coastal facebook page. I wish there were a LOVE button.

  189. Eleanor says:

    I teach five and six year olds in northern British Columbia. Every year we make memory books. We compile a school year’s worth of memories into a scrapbook. At the end of each scrapbook, I write a special note to each child with thoughts about their future.
    The last picture has a verse on it that is beautiful and full of all the advice that a little person needs for a good life! The words are truly beautiful! They remind me of something I might wish for for one of my little kidlettes.
    If I win that picture, I am going to display it in my classroom for all to see!
    I liked cottage coastal of Facebook.
    I posted about the giveaway on my Facebook page.

  190. Lauren says:

    3. Tweet, Facebook, or Blog about this giveaway, and Leave a comment here telling us you did!

    Facebooked about it. Ashley, it should show up on your newsfeed :)

  191. MaryE says:

    Oooh! Ahh! “You Are My Sunshine!” Cause I have two adorable sunshines and it would go wonderously in their room. Or maybe in my room! My nieces and nephews sang that at my wedding!

  192. Eleanor says:

    Love the last one!

  193. amy says:

    i heart the “kiss your life” painting. it’s a great thought and reminds me of an e.e. cummings poem. it would be such a gentle daily reminder {hanging in my hallway} of the need to embrace each moment. thanks for this great giveaway!

  194. Jodi Smitter says:

    Hello, I love the “Remember When” by Rebecca Puig. I am mother of three children who my husband and I are working very hard to raise with the beliefs in this artwork. It can be hard to remember to love and to be kind when life can be so busy and chaotic. I especially love the line: “explore new paths”…we recently uprooted our family to live in Japan and the experience has been amazing. This painting would reaffirm our commitment to loving everyone and to living life to the fullest everyday!

  195. Amanda J says:

    I love the fourth sign!

  196. amy says:

    i tweeted about the giveaway to my followers {as @dogandpop}

  197. Jodi Smitter says:

    I have ‘liked’ Costal Cottage on Facebook.

  198. Jodi Smitter says:

    I have posted on Facebook about the giveaway.

  199. amy says:

    i like coastal cottage on facebook, too!

  200. sheila streicher says:

    Just liked your page on Facebook. woohoo.

  201. jackie says:

    I would choose the remember when. I need a visible reminder so when life is not going just as I plan, that my responsibility is to do the right thing anyway. Beautiful pieces.

  202. sheila streicher says:

    Just tweeted about ya

  203. meghan says:

    Love these! i would choose the “you are my sunshine” because it is a song i sing to my daughter.

  204. meghan says:

    i like cottage coastal on facebook!

  205. sheila streicher says:

    just promoted this on my facebook page.

  206. jackie says:

    liked on facebook

  207. I love this place! I would love the “you are my sunshine” piece. I recently won a giveaway from Coastal Cottage and got the “you are my sunshine” pillow case. That saying/song holds special meaning to me. It’s the song I sang to my son when I first saw him after he was born. He was rushed to the NICU immediately. I didn’t even get to see him or hold him. An hour after giving birth,I finally got to see him in the NICU…. that song just came out:) Those were my first words to him :) Oh geez, now I’m crying!!!!! ahhhh!

  208. maggie says:

    I just love the “Kiss Your Life Now” quote. It’s a great reminder that life is the journey, not the destination!

  209. maggie says:

    And I liked them on FB!

  210. maggie says:

    and I tweeted your giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  211. Cheryl B. says:

    I love the “sunshine” sign

  212. BP says:

    I love the “Remember When” piece!

  213. Nicole Herdoiza says:

    I would love the “You are my sunshine” art piece. I have the perfect spot in my family room. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  214. cailin says:

    Oh, I’ve been eyeing these in their shop. I think I would pick the remember when one but it would be a tough choice because the kiss your life one is a great reminder. They are all beautiful. Hope this is the giveaway that breaks the never winning anything streak we’ve got going on! Thanks for the chance ;)

  215. Ashley says:

    There are too many neat products to choose from but I would probably choose a sign, either the “Always Keep Your Beautiful Imagination” sign or the “Kiss your Life” sign

  216. Ashley says:

    I followed Cottage Coastal on facebook

  217. Ashley says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway from @agaudiano

  218. Jennifer says:

    I would choose “remember when…” because it isn’t overused and I just like what it says. I would put it where my son could see it everyday as he’s growing up.

  219. Nikki says:

    I sing “You are my sunshine” every night to my little girl. I would love that piece!

  220. Nikki says:

    I liked on Facebook!

  221. Rene says:

    I really like the “Remember when you go into the world….. That seahorse is awesome too.

  222. I would choose the “Sunshine” quote- my husband sang this to me when we were dating! Oh, and I *like* the website now on Facebook!!

  223. Kim says:

    I would choose “you are my sunshine” hands down. My mom used I sing it to me and now I sing it to my kids (check out the especially beautiful children’s version by Elizabeth mitchell!). I liked them on fb and neeeeed one of those turquoise mermaids fr my daughter’s mermaid big girl room!!

  224. mjsantos says:

    My favorite is “Remember When…” My daughter is about to graduate from college and this is a perfect gift!

  225. mjsantos says:

    Posted Cottage Coastal on FB!

  226. mjsantos says:

    Liked on FB!

  227. Pat K says:

    “Remember When” would be a perfect addition to my new grandson’s bedroom.
    Great points fot learning about life.

  228. Heather says:

    I absolutely love the first one “I Love You Much Most Beautiful Darling”. It could apply to one’s child or a significant other…it would actually be something for my daughter, though. She’s the reason I’m on this earth.

    I liked on Facebook and posted on twitter :) Amazing discovery, this Cottage Coastal. I’ll have to show my father!

  229. Allison says:

    I really LOVE the 1st one. So dreamy!

  230. Allison says:

    I liked on Facebook as well. Thanks for the opportunity. Awesome giveaway!

  231. Mallory says:

    Love all of them, but the last one is the perfect recipe for keeping life simple and living a full life. I believe love is the key to a life well lived. I would put it in our family room!

  232. Megan Rockey says:

    I like Cottage Coastal on fb.

  233. Megan Rockey says:

    I LOVE the kiss your life piece. I have been swooning over these pieces on pinterest the past few weeks. :)

  234. Amy says:

    Liked them on Facebook!

  235. Jenn says:

    I sing You Are my Sunshine to my son all the time – I would defiantly pick that one – and it would look great in our family room!

  236. Lauren says:

    Without a doubt, it would be the “You are my sunshine” art. It’s one of the songs I sing to my daughter before bedtime.

  237. Jen H says:

    I would love the “you are my sunshine” one. My best friend and I used to harmonize that song as teenagers. She now lives across the country and when I think of that song it brings back many wonderful memories!

  238. Malissa M says:

    Love all of them!! If I had to choose I think I’d pick the last one. Crossing my fingers! :-)

  239. Fawn says:

    You are my sunshine is my favorite!! I think I would put it over my babies bed :)

  240. Fawn says:

    Liked it on facebook!

  241. Robin says:

    One of the first songs each of my boys learned to sing: You Are My Sunshine.

  242. Robin says:

    Also liked on FB

  243. Isabella says:

    You are my sunshine is my favorite. Reminds me of my sweet little boys. <3

  244. Isabella says:

    I liked them on facebook :)

  245. Jen says:

    I would have to choose the last one. Affirmations and positive words are so important and great reminders to see everyday! :)

  246. Jen says:

    I like Cottage Coastal on Facebook :)

  247. Alicia M. says:

    I love Cottage Coastal. I would definitely choose “Remember when you go out into the world” because it is such a great reminder to the whole family that our actions matter in this world.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  248. Carolynn says:

    I am already a fan of the site….best coastal site on FB.
    “You are my sunshine….” is my favorite. Says it all and has been making people smile for years! (Now that tune will be in my head all day! Lucky me!).

  249. Tami Ostrum says:

    I shared on FB. I love the “You are my sunshine” picture!! I used to always sing that to my boys, and now I sing it too my beautiful grandson!! I live 5 states away from him and would love to have the picture to remind me of him everyday!! Love love love it!!

  250. Kimberly Kaufer says:

    I would choose the “Kiss your Life” artwork above….because its so true. I lost my 31 year old sister 2 years ago……and no one spends their 20’s thinking that they may not have next year with their family, that they may not have the opportunity to travel, or to raise your child. My sister always thought that she would “someday” do these things, but that was not the case. Truly….kiss your life today….just as it is.

  251. Robin says:

    You are My Sunshine would be the one that would bring a smile to my face and joy to my day for years to come! Every night my little boy wiggles up into my lap, puts his hands on my face, smiles and says “My Sunshine, Mommy” Then we sing these words on this sign together over and over “More Sunshine, Mama, More Sunshine!” It’s the best part of evrey day! Some day (too soon) he won’t want to crawl into Mommy’s lap anymore and this sign would be such a perfect reminder of these sweet moments spent together.

  252. I would choose Kiss Your Life!

  253. Robin says:

    I liked Cottage Coastal on FB

  254. Robin says:

    I wrote about the giveaway on FB

  255. Melissa Marshall says:

    I love the You are My Sunshine one! I’m pregnant with my first child and this would be perfect for baby!!! :)

  256. Katy Hardin says:

    I would choose the “Remember When” piece. Would be great in my boys’ room.

  257. Katy Hardin says:

    I liked Cottage Coastal on Facebook

  258. Katy Hardin says:

    I just tweeted about the giveaway.

  259. shar y says:

    It would be a toss up between kiss your life and you are my sunshine! Love the pieces! Thanks!

  260. Christine says:

    I love ALL of these – but if I had to choose – would select ‘You are my sunshine” and surprise my husband with incorporating it into our master bedroom reno… it was the song we were playfully singing while strolling through the park the day he ProPosed!!

  261. Christina says:

    I choose the Kiss your Life one. I was in a car accident on Christmas Eve that could have been WAY worse.It made me think for a second how I’m always wanting more when I have all I need. We all do. The accident shook me at first, but I realized how lucky I am. Sometimes we all need the reminder. I’d rather have this sign, than another accident ;)

  262. Christina says:

    I like Cottage Coastal on facebook!

  263. cheryl miller says:

    i love the “remember when” sign. just because it causes you to embrace life and do the things the sign suggests! live life fully!!!

  264. cheryl miller says:

    i liked cottage coastal on fb. love their items! what fun shopping!

  265. misty lelsie says:

    I “like” them on facebook!

  266. misty leslie says:

    I love them all but I like the “remember when” sign the best. I would put it in my entryway so you would see it as you come into my home and everyday as you leave. :)

  267. debra says:

    Thanks for showing us this lovely, romantic shop.Who wouldn’t love “You are my Sunshine”. I immediately started humming. However, that wire heart. Oh my. Be still my …..

  268. Michele P. says:

    I would choose the Remember When piece… rules to live by for sure, and such a positive outlook on things, I smile each time I read it.

  269. Michele P. says:

    I like them on FB as Michele Pineda

  270. amy jupin says:

    big love for the first one.
    we are adopting a little one and this would be a great addition to the little boys’ room!

  271. amy jupin says:

    fb’ed it!
    thanks so much for that handy dandy fb button at the bottom of your post!

  272. amy jupin says:

    liked ‘em on fb too.
    why the heck not?

  273. Julia Trefethen says:

    The first one, “I love you much” is the one I would pick. I have finally been working on our master bedroom and it would look great in there. Thanks for the giveaway!

  274. I love the “You are my sunshine…” piece! It reminds my of my Oma. She always used to sing that song to use before bed when we were little!

    I also shared on Facebook!

  275. Amy B says:

    I like “You are my Sunshine”! I sing that to my little one at bedtime.

  276. Amy B says:

    I gave them a FB “Like”! :)

  277. Lynn Bass says:

    I liked them on Facebook and actually I like the Kiss Your Life as well as the Remember When as their sentiment mean the most to me for my home.

  278. Alise says:

    I love the “You are my sunshine” board. I sing it to my two little boys when I put them to sleep. It was the first song my 2.5 year old ever sung and he now sings it to his 10 month old brother. Be still my heart.

    I liked CC on FB and posted a link to the giveaway on my FB page as well!

  279. Already a fan on Facebook

  280. I love the remember when. .It reminds me of my children, which always make me smile. I dread the day they all move on in the world

  281. Doris says:

    I love the 2nd one because it is so true that we need to love our lives and what we are blessed with. All too often we see the glass as half-empty instead of seeing as half-full.

  282. Eric says:

    I like the second one best because we should not compare our lives to others. God made is unique for a purpose. We can each shine in our corner of the earth.

  283. Nancy says:

    My husband and I bought a new home about a year ago and then brought a new baby boy into that home about 7 months ago.
    Unfortunately we have had some major issues with the house making me want to give up on it, but my husband still loves it and is committed to making the issues better. This is our only source of argument, and I just hate the bitter person it has made me into. Just this morning, we argued about it while I was holding my son getting ready to leave for work.
    I just wish I would realize how truly blessed I am….I have a loving husband, I have a healthy son, I have a job to go to, and I do have a roof over my head.
    This contest comes at the perfect time as I know I need to “KISS MY LIFE”…just as it is. I’m so hopeful to get this beautiful piece of artwork to hang in my very lovely home and let it remind me of my many blessings.

    I’m so glad that I now “LIKE” you on Facebook and that I let all my Facebook friends know about you by sharing it on my page!

  284. charlotte says:

    I would choose “You are my Sunshine”. I used to sing this to my daughter when she was little (she’s almost 20) and it holds a very special place in my heart.

  285. charlotte says:

    “Like” Coastal Cottage on FB

  286. Alayne says:

    I like CC on FB.

  287. Alayne says:

    I LOVE the “I Love You Much” piece. I mean like I REALLY LOVE it!

  288. laurie says:

    I would choose the last sign. Why? I am a huge quotes and mantra person and actually keep a notebook of anything inspirational or something that is meant to remind us. As I work to make a career change after losing a job I adored, this would look wonderful in my studio but most importantly remind me of where I came from and where I need to go without having to rummage through my handy-dandy notebook!

    Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!

  289. laurie says:

    “Liked” Cottage Coastal! :)

  290. laurie says:

    Posted giveaway on FB to my friends!

    Wish me luck! I hope I win! :)

  291. Tiffany says:

    I would choose “Kiss Your Life” it’s my favorite. Especially for this time in my life it really speaks to what I need to remind myself of every day. Being a recent college grad SO many things are changing/ need to change! Sometimes it can be overwhelming to try and accomplish everything for your future. But with a lovely reminder like this to look at every morning – would be perfect to have :)

  292. Tiffany says:

    Shared on Facebook and Twitter :) Such a great giveaway!

  293. Kristy says:

    I love the “remember when you go into the world. . .” piece. That is fantastic and inspiring advice.

  294. Kristy says:

    I liked CC on facebook.

  295. elizabeth smith says:

    So many great ones… but hands down, I’d pick “You are my sunshine…” b/c my husband & daughter REALLY ARE what brightens my day! I’ll love them forever :)

  296. Elizabeth says:

    I just “liked” on FB, oh my love this store!!!

  297. Elizabeth says:

    I just shared on my wall on fB :)

  298. Elizabeth says:

    I think I would chose the “Kiss this Life” one, because it is such a great reminder to enjoy each day and appreciate all that you have ! But I Love the others as well!!!

  299. Kristine Brodfueh says:

    You are my sunshine

  300. Kristine Brodfueh says:

    I liked Coastal cottage on FB

  301. Nicole says:

    Oh wow, I love love the last one! I would love to hang that in the hall between my two kids’ rooms as a daily reminder for them.

  302. Nicole says:

    I also liked them on Facebook!

  303. Koren H says:

    The “I Love You Much” piece… It’s perfect!

  304. Koren H says:

    And I’m a fan on FB!!

  305. Tonya says:

    I love the Kiss Your Life “freeship” sign because it reminds me each and every day how i should live my life and we thankful for everything i have and what i’ve done so far with it = )

  306. caroline says:

    you are my sunshine. it is an all time favorite. it was the first song my daughter ever sang.

  307. Tonya says:

    I’ve gone and “liked” cottage coastal on fb = )

  308. Tonya says:

    I’ve gone and shared the contest to all my fb friends.

  309. Stacy says:

    I liked them on Facebook!

  310. Stacy says:

    I would get the whale silhouettes..absolutely perfect for the kids whale bathroom. Of course I love the wire heart too. And a LOT of other things, but kids always come first! :)

  311. Beth M says:

    The Remember When! Its perfect for my children.

  312. Beth M says:

    I like cottage coastal on FB

  313. Brooke says:

    I love the “you are my sunshine” one!

  314. Jean Mason says:

    ‘Remember when you go into the world….’ I love that message, it wraps up what I’ve been telling my kids all along. Keep your eyes and ears open … don’t allow moments of serendipity pass you by while at the same time watch out for the pick-pocketers! The whole message is perfect! I liked and shared it on facebook and hope I can hang that piece of art on my wall one day…:)

  315. Kristen M says:

    I love the last one about going out into the world! Beautiful!!

  316. Darci says:

    I would pick the “you are my sunshine” piece because I am making a photo wall of my daughter and I sang that to her every day she fought for her little life before she passed away from Listeria food poisoning.

  317. Cathi Coutu says:

    I love them all, but ‘kiss the day’ really speaks to me right now. I went to through a divorce 2 years ago after a 20 year marriage and I am having a hard time moving on. This is an excellent reminder to embrace today and not yesterday and not been fearful or anixous about tomorrow.

  318. Pamela C. says:

    Tough choice. As much as I love the first one and the “you are my sunshine” one, I would probably pick the fourth one because it is great advice.

  319. Pamela C. says:

    I tweeted the giveaway!

  320. mirabelle says:

    You Are My Sunshine “freeship” item – I sing it to my baby every morning since she was born.

  321. Melissa Shepard says:

    I would love….you are my sunshine!would look great in our playroom! Please pick me!

  322. janice edgell says:

    I love you much is my choice, would love to hang this in a bedroom where my grandchildren sleep when they visit. Love cottage coastal!