Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cottage Charm Giveaway!

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Yesterday I realized that today will be my 400th post so I decided to have a giveaway to celebrate. I went to Marshalls and bought some things that I thought you may like. Actually I bought things I liked and hoped you may like them too. Then I saw that Kim from The Twice Remembered Cottage ~ One Woman's Cottage Life is having the Second Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway and I decided to join in! Above are the items you can win just by leaving a comment. There are 5 items: a small white pitcher, a blue and white plate, rose petal soap, a soy candle, a starfish from my shell collection. Everyone can enter but if you live outside the U.S. I will not be able to send this due to shipping costs but I will send you a decorating magazine (perhaps there is one that you want and can't get in your country?) I will then draw a second name for the items above. The drawing will be on Saturday, May 31st. You have until then to leave a comment and if you don't have a blog, please make sure you include your email address. Even if you've never left a comment before this, you can still enter!

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ShePea said...

Cindy,

I do not have a blog, but I am in awe of yours. I recently stumbled onto yours via a link on HGTV's Rate My Space. You are truly inspiring. I feel like I have a new friend!

spearson@mcmh.com

PK said...

I don't have a blog either-but love yours!!!! Check it everyday. Paula

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

400! Wow! What an accomplishment!
I think I'm only @ 28...I'm just looking towards 100. :)


M

falka01@hotmail.com said...

You're style of decorating is exactly what I have been looking for. Soft, romantic and comfortable. Love your Blog...I check it everyday.

Adrienne said...

Hi Cindy -
What a fun idea! I think I'd better get busy and join the fun because I just realized I recently did my 200th blog. Please add me to the list for your wonderful gifts. They would ALL be perfect in my yellow and blue home with the coast themed bathroom.
~Adrienne~

a pink-bee said...

Happy 400th post :) Thanks for all you share in decorating your lovely home :) Your blog is always fun to visit :)~can't wait to see the next 400 posts :)
Am having a giveaway on my blog this month too ~
crystal

Rochelle said...

I love your blog and the projects you do. Your daughters dresser came out really great. All the best to you too on your HGTV stint - looking forward to watching it.

Debe said...

This comment is from "Miss I Never Win Anything But I Keep Trying" at debe14@msn.com!! Congratulations on the anniversay. I enjoy reading your blog daily!

Natalie - Love of Cottage said...

Natalie,
Love your sense of style. I view your blog daily.

ACottageIndustry said...

What a great idea! Cindy, you have inspired me. I will be jumping on the bandwagon tonight after work!
Fun, fun, fun!
Tracey

Lynn said...

I love your blog! I've been inspired! I found a plasitc mirror at a garage sale this weekend! Spray painted it white and found the "rub" you mentioned on your blog about painting mirrors. I will finish it when I get home today! Thanks for all your ideas! Happy 400th I can't wait to read the next 400!
Lynn
mmmom7@yahoo.com

Fran said...

Love, Love, Love your blog! Please come live with me! My house is begging you!

Please enter me in your contest!

Fran

Rambles by Hay Hay said...

WOW, 400!! I am new to blog world and have only done 17...I can't even imagine 400!!Congratulations! I love your blog, most of all the tips on painting furniture!!

Please enter me in the giveaway, I would love to win!!

--Hay

Natalie said...

I'm a fairly new reader, but love your style, tips and ideas.

shari said...

Aren't you sweet! You've already gifted us with wonderful decorating tips, provided tons of inspriation, posted gorgeous photos for us to drool over, and now you're buying lovely things for a giveaway!

Congrats on 400. Hope you are able to give us at least 4,000 more! Can't get enough!

Since I never win anything, I'm not going to even bother with my email address. :D

Tina said...

Cindy, I also stumbled onto your blog through "Rate My Space".Your thrifting & creativity with these items is awesome!! This past week I went back to the begining & read your whole blog. I wish I had your talent & foresight. Tina

tlpmcn@yahoo.com

Laura said...

Hi Cindy,
Happy Happy 400th!!! I don't have a blog YET!! I write you all the time to say thanks for all the inspiration you give to me and others. Your home just gets more beautiful with each project.. if that's possible!! Can't wait for HGTV!!!

Laura
garyblaurac@aol.com

Ms Mick said...

My blog atleast has a name now, but I'm having trouble posting links, pic and blogs...so its still in the works! Yours is very inspiring.

cboyd5737@yahoo.com said...

Cindy, I truly enjoy your blog. The first blog I read was yours. So I'm hooked. Love your home, smile, cathy

Debbie said...

Hi Cindy! 400 fun posts! Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies. You know I love your blog, and always looking for the next great idea from you!
Debbie from homewithhospitality@yahoo.com

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

I am a fairly new subscriber and just love your blog! So much inspiration!

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

How sweet of you! Count me in!!

Kelli

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,

I just love your blog. I look forward to it everyday! It brings peace and smiles to my face. Thank you for the daydreams.

JoAnna
jluis@pacific.edu

amybee said...

Love reading your blog. Happy 400th post! Please enter me in the drawing.

Anonymous said...

I can't remember exactly how I stumbled onto your blog but I'm glad I did. I have been silent reader for quite some time now. I do not have a blog of my own - I'm content to read others for the time being. I have been inspired by your ideas and someday when I get really, really brave I'm going to paint a piece of furniture using your instructions which I printed off. Thank you for sharing your talents and life with us. lhogelin@yahoo.com

Katy said...

What a great idea! Congratulations on your 400th post (quite an achievement) and on your HGTV filming!

Dolly said...

WOW.... 400... I am impressed!
I have enjoyed each and every post!

Cindy, congradulations on your blog being so popular!

Have a wonderful week,
Hugz,
Dolly

June said...

I love your blog! Your home is so beautiful. You have such great vision of how to transform a regular piece of furniture, etc. into something really special that fits into your home nicely. My husband calls me the "paint queen". Like you, I love to paint things so that they fit into my decor. I am hoping to start my own blog soon.
June

Kathleen Grace said...

What a sweet idea! I just love that little plate, must run to Marshalls and make sure I get one, or two. Please enter me in your cottage give-away too. Thanks for all the pretty goodies you always post. Your blog is like a beautiful decorating magazine. Love it!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Wow, congrats on 400 posts! That's a lot of inspiration you've given us all! Count me in on your drawing! Thanks for the chance ot win some lovley items!
*Heidi*
Everyday Cookies blog

Joanne Kennedy said...

Cindy,

Yours was the first blog I've ever read. Because of you I not only have my own blog but I've made several items prettier in my home. I'm redoing my whole bedroom because of you and using your room as my inspiration.

So thank you for all your hours and hours of blogging. You have given me hours of enjoyment reading and trying out projects.

I hope I win. It would be such an honor to have something from you. I would be hanging that plate in my bedroom for sure!

Hugs,
Joanne

mgster said...

Sadly I have no blog...but I enjoy yours so much and usually check in on a daily basis. Since I love blue&white anything, please enter me.

cmflan122@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
happy anniversary!!
I love to read your blog and enjoy every post of you. You are amazing, and your home looks so wonderful!!
Have a wonderful day. Many greetings from Germany!!
Sabine

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Congratulations on your 400th post. I've only been blogging since February and have a long way to go to get to the 400 mark. Your blog is on my list of blogs I like to visit and I love all the inspiration you provide.
Tam

Kimberly Y said...

How nice of you to have a giveaway! I have a blog brewing in the back of my mind, so once I actually put hand to keyboard and get it started I will look forward to hosting giveaways, too!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Wow !!!! 400 post......I'm a fan...I think I have about 20....it will take me a while to catch up...Have a wonderful day.
Mo :-)

Marie said...

Four HUNDRED posts?? Wow! Sign me up! Love your blog! Makes me want to re-do my entire house. :o)

Mya said...

Cindy,
I came across your blog today. Just love it. I love the cottage romantic home style. Congrats on your 400th post. I am making my way to my 100th.
Have a great week and please add me to your list.
-Mya

linda said...

Give-a-ways are so fun...please include me in yours and thank you for your generosity.

I always thought pink was my favorite color but I sure have alot of BLUE around my home too.

remodelingthislife said...

Such beautiful things! What a generous giveaway! I sure do hope I win :)

Congrats on 400 posts!

Jennifer L. said...

I just recently found your blog thanks to Today's Creative blog and I love it. I can't believe you have 400 posts. I've got a lot of catching up to do.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. I read your blog almost everyday. I am so proud of your accomplishments. The best of luck on the HGTV taping!

Connie
conn24us@yahoo.com

Lucrecia said...

How sweet of you! I love reading your blog - I SOO wish I could do my home in similar style!

joan said...

Hi Cindy,

I love your blog and your sense of style. Great giveaway!

jill said...

Hi Cindy,
I love your blog! It's like reading an online magazine only better! I have used some of your techniques on my projects and they have turned out great. I appreciate the step by step instructions and the photos.

Count me in on your contest!

jill

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Congratulations on reaching #400!

Your blog is always such a treat. I love what you can do with a little paint and a great idea.

Looking forward to watching you on HGTV!

Marilyn

The Rose Room said...

Hi Cindy, congratulations! A decorating mag would go down a treat:) Loved your grout pen by the way:) Rachael

Log H♥me Lass said...

Hi Cindy,

I have a blog have hardly any time anymore to blog. I erased so much on it and was going to discontinue it intirely but left it up for all of the added blog links. I check in to it now so I can check in to everyone elses...including yours!

It's my blog address book now! (;

♥ Cindy~ LHL

TrinaB said...

Love your Blog!! Just recently found out about it through your link on Rate My Space. Your home is lovely, so beautiful. My Mom is making a special trip over today to take a peek at your blog, without a doubt I know she will love it as much as I do.
talktb@yahoo.com

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Cindy,
WOW, 400th post, that's amazing. Here I've done 60 some and I thought that was a lot. You have truly inspired many many women.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Carrie said...

400 post wow please enter me in the contest I am falling in love with starfish lately.

Glenda said...

Cindy

400th ! Wow.
These are very nice items. Even if I don't win there nice to look at.

Glenda

Saralee said...

Congrats on your 400th post Cindy! You are my morning breath of fresh air. I am always so happy when I come to your blog. You are a true inspiration!
Hugs~ Saralee
JACKANDSARALEE@msn.com

Cheryl said...

Please enter me in your giveaway :-) I swear I come to your blog about 6 times a day to see what cute things you've done... so could you post more? LOL ....just a thought lol ~Cheryl

A Romantic Porch said...

Cindy, You are so generous. How sweet of you to enter a giveaway. xoRachel

HopiQ said...

I so enjoy all the loveliness on your blog. It makes my eyes feel good!

Crossroads Cottage said...

400th post - oh my goodness. You are the blog queen. I only recently began visiting your blog - I knew that I had some catch-up reading to do, but 400! Yikes - might take me awhile. Congrats again on the upcoming HGTV shoot. :)

Sharon said...

Cindy, I do not have a blog either as I can see how much time they must take to keep up! I love your blog and your decorating style is the fabulous! I'm hoping to use some of your ideas after we move this summer into our own house! I would love to be entered into your drawing. If I win, I'll send you my email address. Thanks

Michaele said...

What a perfect selection of treasures! Congratulations on your 400th blog! I need to catch up!

Anonymous said...

Cindy,

I discovered your blog when I was recuperating from a broken arm. Now I am back in my classroom but I still check your blog everyday. Thank you for being so inspiring! Anne

kjandca@sbcglobal.net

Debbie Kay said...

Hi Cindy:

What a great give-away. Please enter me in the drawing.

Lots of Love,

Debbie

Nancy said...

Love your blog and those goodies would really help me start my own Romantic Home.....

Rachel said...

I've got to tell you how much I like your blog! Its full of inspiration for me, as I redo my new place.

Thanks!

Donna Kay said...

Cindy - Lauren's dresser looks great - I check Craig's List everyday now!!
I like Billy Mays - but if I'm napping on the couch and he comes on - nap's over - I just wish he wasn't so loud - gotta try the grout aide though!!!
I love the little white pitcher - hope it ends up on Primrose Lane!!!
Bless....
Donna

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
This is the first time I've entered one of the giveaways! I hope I win. I'm a new blogger but I look at your site all the time, I love it. Stop by and visit me sometime! Congrats on the big 400!
Thanks, Kelly

Teresa ~ French Poppy said...

I have had so much fun looking at your blog! I love so many things. :) So sweet!! I would love to win your beautiful give away goodies.

Teresa
xo

Cindy's Red Door said...

I am among thousands,I'm sure, of your loyal followers. Thank you for blogging such beautiful items,ideas,comments and training....You are a true legend!!
Please enter me into your drawing, your gifts look beautiful!
XO Cindy

Joy of Frugal Living said...

What a lovely giveaway! Please enter me.

I haven't commented much, but I do enjoy your blog so much. It's just beautiful, and I'm always inspired. Thanks!

Jennifer

Wendy said...

Hi Cindy!
I have been enjoying your blog. I come everyday to see what new things you have to share. I do not have a blog, but intrigued by ones I have religiously have been visiting. Thanks again for all your fresh ideas.

Wendy
Chugiak@hotmail.com

GoodThings said...

This is where I have my first cup of coffee every morning!! Just love the whole thing!!
Thank you!!, Sabrina

Sondra said...

Ooooh, I love it!! Count me in...

Ardy said...

I do not have a blog, but enjoy reading yours. You have an awesome home.

Mlou said...

Cindy, I found your blog after seeing your posts on RMS. You were my introduction to the world of blogs. I check everyday after work and you are a real jewel..love what you do with your home. Mlou
lambchop51_mo@yahoo.com

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

I would love for you to be my personal shopper and decorator so this may be as close as I am going to get.......sigh... I would love to recieve these goodies from you!! I have enjoyed your blog and your decorating journey!! I always "tune in" to see what you have been up to!!

Donna said...

OH MY GOSH! you are the greatest person! Found your blog by accident and I'm so glad I did. I read it everyday. I can't wait to get home from work and see what advice you have for the day. I feel we have soo much in common, but you make your dreams come alive, I just think and ponder. Keep up the great work.
Donna
donna.levesque@gmail.com

TinaTx said...

Wow - 400 posts! I'm creeping up on 200 and thinking about what I can give away.

madrekarin said...

Oh my goodness. Blue and white lovliness!! Congratulations on yoru 400th posting. That is quite the feat.

Andrea said...

Cindy,

I also found your blog from HGTV
Rate My Space.

You are very talented. I love reading your blog.

Thank you for so many good ideas and your painting technique.

How exciting about being on HGTV
can't wait to see it

How nice of you to organize this Giveaway.

Best Wishes,
Andrea

Andrea said...

Cindy,

Like others I found your blog from
HGTV. I love your blog.

Thank so much for sharing your decorating tips and your beautiful home.

I can't wait to see you on HGTV.

You are so sweet to organize this giveaway.

Best Wishes to you!

Andrea said...

Cindy,

Like others I found your blog from HGTV Rate my Space.

You are very talented. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

You are so sweet to organize this
giveaway.

Best Wishes!

BrineS said...

How lovely! Wonderful!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Alison Gibbs said...

Congratulations Cindy on your 400 posts. Even though I am from Australia count me in for the giveaway.
Alison

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Cindy! I would love to be included in your giveaway!
hugs to you,
Robin

Beverly said...

Cindy, this is so sweet of you, and all of the things are just lovely.

Jessica said...

Hi! I guess since I'm in Australia, I'll try for the magazine.:-) I was addicted to magazines, but now I am cutting them back to 2 a month. Haha However, a free one is good any time!
Jessica

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

New to your blog! love it your home is beautiful!! love all the pretty things. and congrats on 400 posts.

trish said...

Doesn't 400 posts go by fast? I'm up over 100 (I know, not as many as YOU), but the time flies! And I'd love to win ANY of those lurvely items!

ddrie said...

Hi Cindy,
Congratulations on the 400th post! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration that you give to each of us. I can't wait to read your blog each day. It really brings a smile to my face. Hopefully soon I will get one up and running! :)

LauraBeth in Sugar Land said...

Cindy,

I visit you first each day! I love your style and your site. Thank you for sharing with us.

Congratulations on your 400 blog posts! That is quite an accomplishment!

Diane said...

Cindy,

Congratulations on your 400th post! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog every day and thank you for the inspiration to tackle a painting project.

Diane
diane.wallace1@comcast.net

Sharon D. said...

Congratulations on your 400th post Cindy!!! Please enter me in your contest. Love your blog! Sharon D.
zokiemichael(at)sisna(dot)com

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...
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fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I love your blog and been reading your blog everyday but hardly leave any comment but now seems a good time for me to leave one and do count me in for the giveaway pressie..

congrats on your 400 posts!

Janet said...

Cindy,

Congrats on #400. This giveaway will certainly bring people out of the woodwork. You will have thousands of entries by the 31st.

Thanks for all you inspiration.
Janet

Anonymous said...

Cindy, I read your blog daily and have started to read your older posts. I enjoy it immensely.
Thanks for being so inspiring and I would love to enter your contest. I'll be watching to see if I win! Mary Eileen

Abbie said...

Yaaay, I'm in! and thanks for answering the question about the mirror and dresser. The fact that you took the time to respond instantly made me love you more. But then you always do!

shabbyinminnespta said...

I don't have a blog yet but might start one in the summer. I would love to win that white pitcher. Beautiful. I check your blog everyday and just love it!!!

squawkbox22@hotmail.com

The Feathered Nest said...

I'm in Cindy!!! Would love to win anything from you sweetie ~ Congrats on 400 posts!!!! Wishing you many many more to inspire us ~ xxoo, Dawn

Kayla said...

Love your blog. I check it often. I'm new to blogging but I get inspired looking at yours.

Tara said...

Oooh, gosh..looks like fun! Please include me, love visiting here!

stefanie said...

Love your blog you i've been reading for a while congratulations on the great things that have happened to you due to this blog.

julie said...

OK! I would love to win those pretties! Love your blog! Julie

mastersonspj@bellsouth.net

Jen said...

Each of those items is lovely. Great giveaway! Thanks!

Darla said...

I lurves me a giveaway. Ya know the really sad thing, I'm drooling over the starfish. I can't find one that cool anywhere.

Angela said...

WOW Cindy 400 posts, Congrats!!! They have really inspired us all with your wonderful ideas and ways to have beautiful things on a budget:-). I love your give away goodies..

Simply Me Art said...

Looks Wonderful Cindy, Enter me please. Stop into my home Im having a Give Away also! Jamie

Natalie said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog! You are such an inspiration!! Congrats on your 400th post!!

lifeisgood said...

Hi Cindy!
I've really been enjoying your blogs since discovering them on RMS this past weekend! I even got a little carried away, lost all track of time and ended up with a stiff neck from checking out so many blogs on your favorites list! (That's what I get for not paying attention to the "Give your muscles a break" popup reminder:) You're very talented ~ keep up the good work and Take Care!

lifeisgood said...

Hi Cindy,
It's me again ~ I'm so new to this ~ I forgot to leave you my e-mail address:

dirndl_919@yahoo.com

Nicol said...

I collect blue and white tea cups and that plate would be perfect!!! Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Cindy,

Congrats on the 400! I know you've worked hard! Love all of your fun ways of doing things, and the beauty of it all is immense. Looking forward to continuing to grow with you in your wonderful decorative style! Love from the Philippines. Ingat na. Christine

ddevonshire@gmail.com

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy
Congratulations! Count me in. I'd love to win.
Rhondi xo

JoJo said...

I just bumped into your blog last week and I love it! I do have a blog but the only folks who read it are my children (grown). It would be great to have "company" on my page sometime. Come see me!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I enjoy coming here every day! Please enter me and thank you for the link! I'm going to list a give away too, but haven't decided yet what it will be!

Debbie P said...

What a thoughtful thing to do. Count me in!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blog milestone!! I have only been reading your blog for a couple weeks..read about you in a mag! Love your pictures, you have already helped and inspired me!
Thanks...Barbie

sarahmurray said...

Happy 4ooth post! Your blog is beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for all of your hard work, and for sharing it with us!

SK and Family said...

I would love to be included in the drawing!
:)

Blue Castle said...

What a pretty giveaway! Sign me up, please.

Christine said...

OOooo, count me in, too. You are such an inspiration, after gardening season I plan to start on the inside of my house, and you have given me such great ideas. Thanks!

kdottie said...

Congratulations! I love your blog and I have learned so much reading it. Please enter me in your contest and I would be honored if you would drop by my blog and store - kdottiedesigns.com

caren

Darlene said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog. I found this site on the HGTV message board. I would love to win your prize. I get inspired by your site.

darlenestanley58@yahoo.com

Carole said...

Love your blog and your pojects. Being a junk addict myself, you given me some great ideas

laura T said...

Oh wow a lovely arrangment of items. I just love light beachy theme!
mrmrs_t@hotmail.com

lvroftiques said...
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lvroftiques said...

I've really enjoyed reading your blog and I hope to have one of my own up soon. 400 is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations!! Vanna

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
You are so inspiring. I have done several projects in my home after reading all about yours.You have given me the courage to give things a try. I look forward to reading everything you write and especially love your photos. You are so talented. I have even toyed with the idea of doing a blog myself. I don't even know how to getg started. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.
Pamela

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Congratulations on your upcoming 400th!

I need to get over to sign up for the Cottage Charm giveaway, I participated last year, and didn't realize it was going on again this year too. Thanks for the info.

Susie Q said...

I can only imagine how many comments you will receive dear Cindy! You are so very popular and for great reason!
I feel like I have known you for so long here in blog world and have watched you become a force to be reckoned with!
Congratulations on your anniversary and may you keep blogging and succeeding at this! You are a wonder!!

Love,
Sue

Anonymous said...

Cindy,
I don't have a blog, but read yours daily. Thanks for the beauty you share, and the instructions for the various projects. Love all your stuff!
Cecelia
wampler@swbell.net

row. said...

Oh Oh I like! I like!
I too am addicted to Marshalls so these items are just great!
no blog: ( but heres my info.

bella1198@aol.com : )
:::crossing fingers:::

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Congrats on your 400th post Cindy! I am only 200 post behind you :-). I would love to be entered in your lovely giveaway!
Penny

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Wendy, new to the site (actually a lurker, love your blog!) Please include me in the giveaway drawing, thanks!

Jen r. said...

Oh, please enter me! I saw your table scape on rate my space and it looks great!I recognized it as soon as I saw it :) Jen R

Anonymous said...

Well, I don't win things very often but I think I have had so much bad luck lately I am about due some unexpected happiness, lol so here is goes......


happyheart2@hotmail.com

Amber said...

I love that in the blog world, a blogiversary means that bloggers *give* gifts. :) Thanks for a fun giveaway!

I heard a commercial on HGTV the other night while I was making dinner for Rate My Space and I immediately thought of you! I can only imagine how excited you are! So fun!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how fun! Your items are wonderful.

~elaine~
roz_etta@yahoo.com

Brooke said...

Congrats on 400! I LOVE all the fun things in your giveaway! And I love visiting your blog! So fun!

Karin said...

Count me in....thanks! Love your blog!

Michele said...

What a kind and sweet gesture to celebrate with your readers!! As I mentioned in my earlier comment, I'm a new reader, but I love your blog! It's very, very inspiring to see all that you do, and in a budget-friendly manner, too!

My email address is:

LuvkittysMeowMail@Gmail.com

Congratulations on your 400th post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heidi said...

How sweet of you to celebrate by hosting a giveaway! Congratulations on your 400th post! Keep up all the wonderful ideas you share!

Kari said...

Thank you! And congrats on the 400the post, that's great!!!

Chari said...

Hi Cindy! I've been stopping by and enjoying your blog for the last couple of weeks! I found it at RMS...I am such a fan of your beautiful home!!! I've left numerous comments on your posts (Happytodesign...that's me!). I have been closely following your news about filming your home for the new HGTV show...you have my warmest wishes!!! Thank you so very much for sharing your home, your ideas, and I especially appreciate your "DIY" instructions! You have been such an inspiration to me!!! Warm wishes...Chari (Happytodesign)

Chari said...

Oh dear me...where are my manners? Please forgive me, I wanted to congratulate you on your 400th post...WOW!!! That is an awesome accomplishment!!! Chari
PS...Wish me luck, I too would like to start a blog...but I am so illiterate when it come to this blog thing...hehe! I will have to start doing a little research!

Katy said...

oh my goodness.....that stuff is absolutely gorgeous!!! What an absolute AWESOME giveaway!!!! I would be thrilled to receive this stuff!!! Thank you for giving us each the chance!! :)

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog as yet, but I stop by yours almost every day. You are so talented and your blog so inspiring!
Please enter me in your contest.
Thanks,
Gerry
gerrylb101@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Hello Cindy, I live in Canada. FYI ~ If you draw my name I would gladly pay the shipping costs for your beautiful giveaway.

I am participating in the giveaway too. Please visit me at www.ciderantiques.blogspot.com .
This is such a fun idea !

Karen at Ciderantiques

ababe28 said...

No blog for me either...
Congrats on your 400th! Wow.
ababe28(at)hotmail(dot)com

DebbieCalif said...

Thank you for such an inspiring blog. You do an amazing job, and have set the bar high for the rest of us. You stir up our creativity in a good way, and we can't wait to see what your next idea or project is. Thank you

Espresso Girlie said...

How fun! I love celebrations and give-aways. Enter me too.

Sue said...

Cindy,
Congrats on 400 blog posts! What a generous giveaway, please count me in.
Hugs,
Sue

Anonymous said...

You're so inspiring! I so appreciate your tips!

ly

Thirkellgirl said...

You already know you inspire me daily! I've painted two tables in the past month because of you. :) Can't wait to see you on HGTV!

Betty Jo said...

WOW! I haven't been around for a while and dropped by to find such an awesome give-away. Please add my name and I'll start looking for something to give away too. xoxo

Vilma said...

Hi Cindy:
We have exchange a few emails about your painting expertises, let me tell you that you have helped me so much without even knowing me, I was going to a very difficult time in my life and let myself and my house go until I saw your site and your inspiring ideas and I began to make little changes here and there even took more interest in my meal preparation. Now I have little things around my home that make me smile every time I see them and just make a difference in my day. I have finally found my creative side and I'm not letting it go!!!!
Thank you so much
Vilma (vilma@iprimus.com.au)

SDQuilter said...

I thoroughly enjoy your blog and visit every day. Thanks for all the ideas and inspiration.

Kirsty said...

I love your blog, I come to visit yours nearly every day!! I am so inspired I want to dress my house up. Just wish I had some more experience with furniture (I loveeee white furniture). Love the job you are doing. cheers from Australia

Joanne said...

WOW! I am so new to blogging and I love this idea!! Please include me also. Who wouldn't want to receive a surprise gift? I love Rate My Space and your blog. I love how you take something and see something different in it. Love how you paint everything white. It's so funny -- I'm just the opposite. I see something, bring it home and paint it black. Almost all of my accent pieces are black. My style is old world and it just makes everything tie in so well together. I love your home because it is the opposite of mine. I guess the old adage is true -- opposites do attract!! Joanne

DebbieCalif said...

Hi it's Debbie, I forgot to give you my email and blog info
DebbBoo9@aol.com
ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com

Thanks!!!!

Georgeanne said...

Congratulations on 400 posts!!! I love your blog!

Welcome to my table! said...

Cindy,

400! Keep it up, I love your blog!

Valerie

ROMANTICO ESPACIO said...

Hi, cindy !congratulations, your are the best, I love your blog, your blog, is a little window of your home, I visit your blog everyday, you are my inspiration, I'm sorry, because I don't speak English very well, I'am from Dominican Republic, I'dont know what I do if I win, because your are my idol! my first reaction will be !oh my God I have a present from my idol house !...bye

liz0167_@hotmail.com

Kay said...

Cindy, You are the first blog I check out each day! Thanks for all your inspiration and entertainment!

Claudia said...

Dear Cindy,

I read your blog every day and love your resourcefulness and sense of style. Congratulations on your 400th post. I just started my blog a few months back and I am in awe of how frequently you post. That's my goal.

I'm currently refinishing and painting a cabinet using your technique.

Thanks so much!

sherrel said...

I have been stalking your blog for awhile now. I love your decorating style and your talent. Thanks for sharing your home.

sherrelstanford@sbcglobal.net

Lori said...

Cindy , Seems like a million yeas since I've written last but read your every post! Congrats about the show and your anniversary!! You were the very first blog I had ever read and have had mine over a year thanks to all your help setting it up! I look forward to summer to begin painting a 2 chest of drawers, vintage cedar chest and old chair with your painting info. One question, do i have to use the wax that etends to alter the white some? Thank you for entertaing us all and all your decorating advice! Lori at pinkfadedroses

MimiG said...

Cindy,
Everything is so cute! I tend to give away things I like too! Much easier to shop that way :-))
I enjoy your blog so much - all the pictures, plus your instructions are soooo easy to follow. Thanks!
MimiG

Joanne said...

I don't think that I added my e-mail -- glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com. This is exciting!

Joanne said...

I don't think that I added my e-mail -- glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com. This is exciting!

Joanne said...

I don't think that I added my e-mail -- glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com. This is exciting!

SuzyQ said...

Oh, this is exciting! I love your blog - such great ideas! You even have my husband hooked on the cool ideas you have for repainting old furniture. :)

Sweet Designs said...

Congrats on your 400th, I enjoy your blog so much, continued success to you! Love the blue and white goodies you are offering they are my personal favorites in decorating.
Judith/Sweet Designs

Andrea said...

I am finally leaving a comment....you have such lovely taste and I really enjoy seeing how you transform things! Congratulations on your 400th post. Wow! Thank you for adding me to all the others who would love to win your lovely give a way. Thank you for the inspiration.

Rhonda in OK said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and ideas with us.

Anonymous said...

Cindy, I check out your blog on a daily basis, occasionally I leave a comment. If (and when) I have a blog of my own, there just couldn't be a better example to follow than the one you've set. Thank you! jusdav@surewest.net

JoAnne said...

Please count me in!! BTW - Lauren's dresser came out beautiful. It was definitely worht the wait to see.

BailiwickDesigns said...

What pretty things! I'll have to check out the Cottage Charm Giveaway - I haven't had a giveaway for a while now, and it sounds like a lovely Spring idea. ::Jill

Diane said...

Dear Cindy, Congratulations on your 400th blog! You are really a dynamo. I don't do blue so pass my chance on to someone else.

Anonymous said...

I do not have a blog,but I check yours everyday! I feel like we are friends having coffee and visiting. I think I may have read all your archives also, and you have inspired me to do so many new things! Didn't you have somewhere in your post how you take such lovely pics with your camera? I need to find and re-read it. Thanks for being such a good blog friend! Candy
marcase1@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

hi! i love your blog--and check it daily for some charming, wonderful ideas! love it! :)

-lbnelson76@hotmail.com

Susan said...

Wow! You have a lot of comments! That's because your blog is great! I read it every day.

Lisa M said...

Cindy, how generous of you to have this giveaway! I love that you post often and always look forward to seeing what little bit of beauty you have to share each day!

Lisa M
euphoria7 - at - windstream.net

Toystory said...

Nice giveaway...thank you so much.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Congratulations on your 400th post! Wow!! And your giveaway offering is so nice! I always look forward to reading your blog and seeing what is going on!
Barbara

traci said...

oh well crud...so many days left before you draw a name and so many names already on here...can you tell I WANT TO WIN??? You did a fantastic job of picking stuff out but since you have fantastic taste should I be shocked..lol
I dont have a blog so please Lord let me win..Amen and heres my email
hey_traci@yahoo.com
blessings!

Anonymous said...

I check your blog every day. Thanks for sharing your talents with us all.

lynda@newstravel.com

frugallm said...

Everything is so beautiful! Hope I win!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and your gracious ways - from decorating your home to helping a helpless, elderly lady - you are a very special person.

clynnh@pacbell.net

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love your cottage and your decorating style..I always look forward to seeing whats new and what you have painted...
Gina :)

aj said...

Cindy,
Because of you I hope to one day soon have my own blog. I love everything you do and can't wait to see you on HGTV!! How exciting! Please count me in-
aj7125@wideopenwest.com
AJ

pammiejo said...

I'm loving your blue for the bathroom! You are an inspiration for those who think you can't have a wonderfully decorated home on a budget! You have a God-given talent for decorating and for finding a bargain! Congratulations on your exposure on HGTV and for your blog!!

Allysa said...

Love your blog and your decorating style. I'm another one who loves painted furniture.

falka01@hotmail.com

sam said...

I so enjoy our blog, you are very talented and inspire me to be more creative as well. Thanks for all the wonderful posts!

PS. You can do the wallpaper, I know it!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I love your site and would love to be included.
Thank you!
Becky

ibeadelighted said...

Thanks for the 400 inspirations! You're my favorite place to stop by everyday for a pleasant moment, sort of like my favorite magazines, Victoria, Romantic Home, Romantic Country Home, etc. Looking forward to the next 400 inspirational blog entries.

nwalker said...

I am new to blogging but I am recently dealing with the empty nest syndrome. But I have adjusted to it fairly well. I now have more time to do projects and I actually started sewing some again. I used to do french handsewing, smocking and quilting. I got tired of it and now I think I may start it again! I love the Shabby Chic look and I have been trying a few projects refinishing some furniture. I love having hobbies! Keep all the good ideas coming, I look forward to seeing what is new for the day!

Jillian said...

Wow, you have a ton of comments...so my chances of winning this giveaway are almost zero! But, you never know...plus your blog is beautiful.

Congrats on your 400th post!

Jillian

Anonymous said...

I don´t have a blog and I live in Brasil. Love your blog! I check it everyday. Congratulations on 400 posts. Best wishes Val

Teri said...

Congratulations on your 400th post. I love reading your blog and seeing all of your home projects--you are a worker!! and you do a magnificent job. Please enter me in your giveway, I'd love to win. Thanks.

Jaybird said...

I don't think I have ever commented, but I check your blog regularly and always enjoy your entries!! Your home is beautiful!
Jaybird

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