Giveaway....and one year of blogging!

Well....it is official.  I have been blogging for a year now.  Can I hear a Whoop Whoop!  I am still on the fence about the whole thing.  Don't get me wrong...I love blogging but I have noticed that less things get done around here.  I am not running that vacuum quite as often [remember those 2 big dogs I have].... I have had to wash a few loads of clothes AGAIN after I left them sitting in the washer for 2 days.  Phew.

I just have to find some balance with it.  Maybe start setting a timer when I sit down at the computer.  But then I ask myself would I get up when it goes off?  Cause I am great at talking myself into sticking with something past the timer :)

We will talk more later...lets get to the goods.  Here is the giveaway package.  Sounds good huh?????


Lets break it down shall we...
6 metal place cards and black and white chalk. 

Cute kitchen towels [I am always throwing mine out cause I hate when they get stains on them!]

12 really cool prints from a calendar.

I love KOBO candles...and you will love this one.
2 boxes of matches.
a tray...are you sensing a color sceme? 
A set of flash cards.

The holders.
One more shot...but wait there is one more thing!
Yep...this cool book.
What do you think....you want?  My one year celebration package.  Not too shabby.  Now last month I asked you to do a simple little thing like shave your head.  No takers on that one.  This month you can become a follower or not pluck [or wax] your eyebrows for 6 months.  For me that would be really hard...you can still pluck that one chin hair that is always hanging around.  Don't scoff...you know you have one.

OK enough about free stuff.
Not to let Angie out do me, I have been doing a little searching myself for some good bargains.  I have learned that I need to get out of my zip code.  I think there are a lot of designers around here because I can't find anything!
So I went about 30 minute away and bingo.
I found 3 mid century dressers for about $75 each.
Cool huh?
I love all three but if I was to buy one that would just open a whole can of worms around here.  I am partial to this last one. 
Then the other day I saw a pair of these chairs for $200.00.  Pretty cool also....
 So there Angie....HA!  Take that hula hoop......

Now back to my one year of blogging.  I know it sounded like I was complaining but really I'm not.  I think I was like that before I started this gig :)
I am amazed that I have met so many people...amazed that you guys get my humor....and just all around tickled pink to be on this journey.  I was sad when I read PK from Room Remix was quitting.  I loved her blog and it just seemed to come out of nowhere.  Maybe that is how it happens, one day you are just done.  Kind of like when I decided to stop shopping at Wet Seal.  Last year I said to myself....it's time Sherry....just not age appropriate any more.  Put the tube tops and the shinny leggings down and just walk out.  Don't look back.....sniff.

Have a great day!

93 comments

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

congrats! I am almost at my 1 year mark as well! Your giveaway is fab and I am already a follower :)

A Delightful Design said...

Congratulations!! You had me in stitches with the Wet Seal comment. So so funny.

Please don't quit. I've been thinking about it too, but I think there has to be another option like posting less frequently. You would be missed. AND PLEASE, SEND ME THAT GIVEAWAY!! I've been following for a year...;-)
abby

eclecticrevisited said...

I so get the walking out of the teen store and never going back..I'm sorta there too..(but they have the only clothes that fit me..i'm a size 0) ..great finds...and congrats on the one year anniversary...and YES, it does take up a lot of time...it seems that only fellow bloggers really get this...I easily put in 5-7 hours per day with content sourcing, image sizing, commenting, etc...it's a full time job...
but so glad you're here and blogging... you have enriched so many lives and interiors...
thanks so much...
maureen

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Congrats on one year of blogging! I have a love hate relationship with my blog. Great giveaway! I am already a follower!

denise said...

congrats on the first year! i became a follower and am crossing my fingers to win! :)

Mel said...

Congratulations!

It does eat up one's time, doesn't it? But oh so worth it :)

I'm a subscriber and would put all of those fabulous items to good use.

Mrs. DeVore said...

What a great giveaway!! I know what you mean about blogging, it can definitely take on a life of it's on and take up WAY more time than you intend for it to. I love reading your posts, they always put a smile on my face :)

Cathy Wall said...

Congrats on 1 year!!! Oh I can so relate...I have only been blogging for 5 months, and while I love it, it is a "time suck." Balance, the word is key and it seems that many bloggers struggle with it as I have read a few posts just this week on the subject... Again I thank you for making me start my day with a giggle and a smile with your witty and real perspective!

Cathy

Emily A. Clark said...

I'm 99% sure I'm ineligible to win this giveaway so I'll just say Happy Anniversary! You're one of my faves, for sure :)

And, I certainly hope you'll consider pulling the tube top back out for our shopping trip to Scott's. . .

bryn alexandra interiors said...

GREAT giveaway!!!!!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Congrats on the birthday!(c: But i totally know what you mean about less getting done at home...I kinda go into a trace when I hop into the blogosphere! It's like a timewarp and I have no idea where the time goes...

*LOVE* the giveaway stuff! That is so much awesomeness packed into one giveaway...here's to many more posts of awesomeness!

Heidi said...

Sherry ~ congrats! You seem like an old pro at only one year young! I don't remember when I started following you, but I have a thing for good design blogs, especially those with a sense of humor. And I don't mind if you wear a tube top, just as long as you wear a sweater over the top, oh yeah and a bra underneath...
:)Heidi

Joyce said...

I have been reading you through google reader and just now became a follower. Amazing treasures you found! Also a super duper giveaway! Happy One year!!! xo

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Congrats Sherry and was an AMAZING giveaway! Crossing my fingers so tightly- I've wanted that book forevere! And your finds are incredible- I'm obsessed with those chairs. Wonder if they'd ship them to Canada;) xo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, you are one wild and crazy girl. What great goodies. I did not know room remix was gone. I just found it not too long ago. This does take a lot of time. Congrats on one year!

Pat said...

Congratulations on your year in blogging.

My 4th blogiversary is in a couple of weeks. Had no idea I would still be doing this, when I began! As a matter of fact I had no idea what I was doing and sometimes not even now!

Wonderful giveaway!

Marianne (Style For Living) said...

Congratulations, Sherry! As you know, I love your gorgeous blog and what an amazing giveaway you're hosting! Love it all!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Congrats on your anniversary! You have great style! I'm right there with you on the seach for balance. It's definitely one day at a time! And what great finds. I want to shop with you! ... Thanks for the giveaway. What cool stuff!

Kacey @ shes.no.martha said...

I just celebrated my first year in December! Happy blog-iversary!

The goodies in your giveaway are amazing! Love it all.

AND....that first photo of the dresser with the mirror?!?! THAT IS MY DRESSER!! It's from my in-laws from the 1960s. I have wanted to get rid of that thing for so long...but now they are back in style. PLEASE tell me what you are going to do with it so I can follow suit!!

Lili said...

HAPPY ONE YEAR blogging birthday!!!

Maria said...

I'm a new follower, but I've already gone back and re-read ALL of your posts! Happy anniversary. :)

melissa said...

Fantastic give away! Congrats on one year!! You have a great blog! I read all of your posts!

I was at Scotts on Friday. Did you spot the really cool grapevine balls in the white tent in front of the North center? So cool! That guy has great stuff!

Kathysue said...

Sherry what an amazing giveaway. I would so love this fabulous gift, sign me up!!!
I am so glad you started blogging and don't you dare quit, I would miss you!!! Love your style, input and great sense of humor,chin hair and bushy eyebrows(sorry I could not resist!)
There is another designer in your area looking at that same chair she is on facebook asking should she get them. You might know her, Quintessence!? She has great style. I voted Yes by all means, those chairs are so unique. It will be interesting to see if they are gone in the next couple of days!! KS
PS I almost forgot to say Congrats on One Year blogaversary!!!!

theLENNOXX said...

Congratulations Sherry! I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one who lets blogging get in the way of vacuuming ;) Great package too, so many lustworthy items!! Have a great day!

xo Linda

A Vintage Vine said...

Congrats on a year...if you stop..I'll miss you! How is that possible? I probably could not even recognize you on a street...but your blog is such a highlight to us readers! Great giveaway, count me in! Hey, i just bought a console almost like the ones you found...I'm perplexed on how to refinish it...got any ideas?

Karena said...

Sherry congratulations. I love what you have put together for a giveaway!! Would be thrilled to win.

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

AntiqueChase said...

First..Congrats...
Second.. I hear you. I am not seeing and doing and decorating as much since I started blogging. It's a big time suck and I struggle with it!

Okay but enter me! Cause I would loooove to win!!

Molly said...

Yahooooo!
Today we have reason to celebrate
I am a devoted reader who finds endless pleasure in your rants and, it sounds like you have come down with a bad case of "blogger burn-out"
So, in honor of you and your BIG contributions to the blogosphere - I will eat cake.
xx
Molly

Rachel Gill said...

Congrats on your one year blogiversary Sherry! And what an awesome giveaway! I love your blog and looking forward to reading all of your lovely posts, so I'm glad you've stuck with it.

Rachel
xoxo

The enchanted home said...

Fun giveaway.....congrats on one year! That is something right there. I am newer to blogging, not even 2 months and I see how this can become VERY time consuming, totally by choice of course! Its sometimes more fun, frankly to be in blogworld than it is in real life:) Everything here is so pretty, happy and uplifting! But like everything in life..it is about balance and not allowing other important things in your life to be compromised...if it becomes that way, think its time to prioritize. I could see how that could easily happen so I try to limit myself to a couple of hours, well it was way more when I was home in bed sick with the flu!
Looks like you are doing something right so keep up the great work!

Nikki said...

Congrats to one year down. Fingers crossed for many more blogging years and that I win the this sweet give away.

My Notting Hill said...

Happy 1 year! This is an amazing bounty of giveaway items! It does look like there's some great stuff outside the city. I saw somewhat similar to the blue/brass ones you've shown for $2000 in Atlanta last week.

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary! And thank you for this great, generous give away...

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

my chin hair appears to have gone away... seriously. i had one i was always pulling out, but it has not come back for a while. and if i don't pluck my brows... scary! i will just be a follower if that is ok with you. i already am. i could always be tempted to not shave my legs for a while. :)

Angela said...

It's a great giveaway package, and I would love to win it! I'm a follower. The first furniture I ever bought was a dresser and chest very similar to those you pictured. They are in my grown son's closet 42 years later!!
As for those chin hairs...you know they can be gone and reappear the next day a quarter of an inch long!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

If I stopped blogging, I think that there are a few people (strangers) who would literally hunt me down! They are so attached to my kids. :) And also, my family who all live so far away would kill me.

I'm a follower and would LOVE to win!

Kathysue said...

Sherry it was From the Right Bank blog author that just purchased the blue chair actually the pair of blue chairs!! Sorry I said Quintessence. KS

Tammy@InStitches said...

Happy Blogversary ! You are not messing around, what a great give away.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Congratulations.. I am SO glad you are here :) xoxo

casey at loft and cottage said...

Congrats on one year, and here's o many more! Um, I loooove everything in your giveaway!

Angie said...

Girl - you know you can't find as good of deals as me! But I want that first dresser and the giveaway!

And you know you love this blogging thing. You'll never give it up.

Also, Stratton pulled out a huge fiber from the shag rug the other day and started walking around the house with it glued to his chin - mocking the hair on my chinny chin chin! He always let's me know when it's time to pluck.

Heidiopia said...

Once again-- laughing out loud! yes, we all have that one pesky hair to pluck. :) Love the giveaway goods-- put my name in the hat! And please, don't stop blogging... it's my dose of decor with a side of humor that has become my guilty pleasure. :)

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design said...

Congrats on a year! Amazing booty for a giveaway. So where were you because I must go make a trip - I am not going to let a pair of chair slip out of my hands again, although I think they were perfect for Ally.

vanessa said...

Great giveaway!! Please don't quit it is because of you that BHG just left my house this afternoon! Thank you for writing the post about Lisa!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LOL! Congrats on the anniversary! Great give away! I REALLY need it! REALLY!

And I think you can still pull off a tube top and leggings....

Lou Cinda :)

Camille @ The Vintique Object said...

Hahaha, Wet Seal...

What is the cool, black bamboo-y looking thing next to blue and brass chair?

Congratulations on One Year!

traci zeller designs said...

Congrats! Let me know when you find that key to balance, okay? ;-) Oh, and I'm sure you could totally rock the shiny leggings. Hee hee hee ...

kathy said...

Congrats on the anniversary and thanks for the giveaway!

Mandi Smith T said...

Your giveaway is the bomb! And I'm also a follower (you are part of my morning coffee routine)! As for the Craig's list hunt, you stay on your side of the state border!!! When I read you got out of your zip code, I immediately thought, Anniston!!??! too funny. Love the finds. M.

Shezza said...

I'm a new follower as there is no way I could go 6 months without touching my eyebrows!!!

I love reading your blog and hope you stick around!

sherrimeeks(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly said...

I have been reading for awhile and now I'm a follower! Congrats!

megan said...

Cheers to a great year of blogging! I may be new around here, but I'm so excited to follow along... thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

Dana {Southern Inspired} said...

Congratulations on your 1 year blogiversary! I'm a new follower :) Awesome giveaway!!

Stacia said...

Love the giveaway! I am a new follower :)

Jackie O' said...

Congrats on your 1st yr anniversary! Just starting following your blog a few wks back and love it, also L.O.V.E the giveaway!!

sue said...

I'm a follower and would miss you terribly!! No quitting-please.

quintessence said...

What a FABULOUS giveaway - of course already follow in my reader. Must say that the first paragraph could have been me. My husband made a point of telling me how he had to do the laundry because he had no underwear left (what a hardship!). Can't tell you how many times I've had to rewash!!

My Interior Life said...

You're hilarious. Wet Seal! I forget about that place. Throw my name in the hat. I think I'm already a follower but will become one if not. I know you're on my blogroll.

Congrats on one year - it is quite an accomplishment! But I know what you mean about not getting enough stuff done. I need to do some serious time management too.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Congratulations Sherry!! I just recently became a follower but you are a favourite of mine for sure. I truly love your humour and wit. Keep it up girl. You're not going anywhere (said in a threatening voice)...Carol

Veronica said...

So cool! Love it!

Follow me? I'll be very happy if you do it!
Thank you so much!
www.cipollainspiration.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Girl....you're just getting started. This is your year! That giveaway is killer. Happy blogiversary!!

Cathy W. said...

I am a follower! I love your work and your blog!!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Happy blogiversary! I know exactly what you mean about certain things falling by the wayside when we get to blogging! but that's what area rugs are for - just shove the dust bunnies underneath and all is good!
I love following your lovely blog and really hope that you stick with it! Awesome giveaway - please count me in!! xo

Cindy R said...

Whoop, Whoop! Sher!! Congrats on your first year anniversary. As you know, I have just recently started following your blog and I find myself anxiously awaiting a new post every time I sit at my computer. When I see it, I get all excited, then get everything set up...coffee, wine (depending on the time of day), computer is all straight...then sit down and start the read! :-) Can you picture it?
Plz don't ever be "done"! Curious, where is "30 minutes away"?

Melony said...

Sherry, I am a commercial interior designer and I come to your blog every day. I really enjoy seeing what you do and you are absolutely hilarious. Thanks for that bright spot in my day.
I am a follower!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

first of all, woot woo! congrats on one year. Such an accomplishment! And yes, I should totally limit my internet time too. Sigh.

Second of all, amazing giveaway!! Count me in please :)

Becky@Dwelling Room Interiors said...

Great giveaway...love the neutral color scheme!

The Carrs said...

Found your blog from my friend Emily Clark. Great giveaway! Love all of it.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Wet Seal. Hahahahhahaha!!!!! Best giveaway ever.

AubreyLaine said...

Congrats! What wonderful prizes! I'd love to win!
aubreyfick@yahoo.com

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Congrats on the One Year Sherry! I am so glad you blog...you crack me up everytime I read (unless you're being serious).
I am in the same boat...need to set a timer....but not sure if even that would work.

nanazy said...

Love everything in the giveaway. Congrats on the one year! I'm a follower.

Kelly said...

I'm already a follower and I love your sense of humor...I plucked my crazy rogue chin hair a few hours ago, lol. Congrats on your one year anniversary, and I'll keep my fingers crossed that I get this fabulous giveway package! :)

classic • casual • home said...

No way Sherry...don't even think about leaving us. Your prizes are super cool and OF COURSE I WANT TO WIN. Have a good weekend.
Mary Ann

wendy30076 said...

Congrats! I found your blog recently and love it! I want my house to look just like yours! Wendy

AB HOME Interiors said...

Congrats on one year of blogging!!! WOW your thrift store finds are amazing!!

8thgypsy said...

I follow on Google Reader and it does cut into my plucking time. If I win, I promise to only pluck once a week and that is a sacrifice given my age and the rapid growth of chin hairs.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

I want those chairs!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

MIMI said...

1 YEAR? Can't believe it already!! You just keep on blogging girl, I'll do your music for spin class. YOU ROCK! So want those number towels.
-your Saturday morning sweatin' buddy

maggie said...

congrat's on your one year blog! it's been so much fun following! if you decide on getting a console for your house...turqoise..would be pretty!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sherry, Congrats on your blog's anniversary! Thanks for all the inspiration you have shared in the last twelve months. Of course I am a follower and I look forward to seeing more from you. I would be thrilled to win your great giveaway.
xo,
Sherry

Rebecca said...

Whoop! Whoop! for you!

What a great giveaway. Count me in. Since I've not plucked my eyebrows for 6 months, I think I'll choose that option and go for another 6!

BTW, I think the first of the three dresses is the one (or just LIKE the one) I had in my teenage years in the early 60'2. NINEteen-sixties.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I really enjoy reading your blog :)

Melanie
mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

LifestyleBohemia said...

Congratulations!
I am a new follower. How did I not find your lovely blog sooner?!
xx
Joanna
lifestylebohemia@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty new to your blog and I really enjoy it. Congrats on the anniversary. And that Wet Seal realization.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I think I'll pick following you instead of not plucking my eyebrows for 6 months! Congrats on 1 year! YAY! Thanks for always leaving such wonderful comments on my blog! Hugs <>

As for the Wet Seal epiphany - phew! I have learned that at 40 I should not be seen in tights or tube tops as well!

OK, I can't find such good thrifty deals in my neck of the woods! Lucky! Maybe I should venture out more.

Sherri Cassara said...

Congratulations! I agree with your 'need balance' comment. LOVE your humor, love your blog ... am already your follower (thank goodness... I hardly have enough eyebrows to start with) ... and what a great giveaway. Pick me :)

ariez said...

I love your blog you are so talented.

The Brackett Family said...

I am a friend of Mande's and I cannot stop gawking or more so sharing the pics of her nursery. I had the privilege of finally meeting her adorable and fabulous dream hubby...fine job you did there as well...and seeing her gorgeous house. You are an inspiration and your post brightens my every day! Thanks for being you! Oh if you only lived in Charlotte!

Sarah S. said...

Such a cute, cute giveaway. Love your blog. I am a follower.

Gretchen O. said...

Congrats on 1 year...I will toast you with my glass of vino this evehnin! AND the giveaway, you shouldn't have...we should be giving YOU something. I am so happy I found your blog, it is so refreshing!

alissa said...

Congrats on one year of blogging Sherry! I'm with you and finding the right balance between blogging and actually getting things done! It's so easy to spend way too much time on the computer. Great giveaway - everything you've put together is cute.
Alissa

Anne said...

I subscribe to your blog-- love it!
The giveaway is fabulous!
CONGRATS on your one year anniversary of blogging!! :)

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