GIVEAWAY





Yes....a giveaway but first....

The eagle has landed

The fox is in the henhouse

It's hammer time

We bought a car.

And it was as painful as I thought it would be.  

We were forced when my husband called me Friday night to come pick him up after the car would not start.  Well it's over right?  Not going to spend 2500.00 on a car that is worth 1500.00 right?

So we started researching on Saturday morning and decide to go test drive a Kia Optima and Nissan Altima.  That was our price point.

Now I am not going to bore you with all that happened..... except to say that after test driving the Optima [which is a nice car by the way] we felt like we were in something the size of a Smart car.  So we decided to test the Kia Cadenza.  It is kind of the Lexus for  "wannabes".  

Which we are so not..... but we are cheap.

After sitting in the room for about 30 minutes while  "creepy salesman" fumbled around talking about options I finally said "how much buckwheat?"

He asked us if we had an hour and I said "no [after kicking my husband under the table] we have 15 minutes".  So he left and came back with some ridiculous number that made me look at him like he had the biggest baddest booger hanging out of his nose.

Really....that's your best shot.... as I said....."thank you....we are going home to research".  Good luck selling a car today dipwad.

We get in the car and my husband said "how much time are we going to spend researching Sherry?".

My answer: "you might have to rent a car before this is over".

Big sigh.  Rethinking marrying me.

Here is where it gets good and a little crazy.

I decided to look on Carmax [even though 2014 is the first year Kia has made this car] and bing flipping go I found one car in Georgia about 30 minutes away.  A demo I assumed tricked out to the fullest for 8,000.00 less [3,800 miles].

WTF.....I read that to my husband so loud his hair and lips peeled back like he had just had the shock of 15 g's on his face.

Oh yeah he was excited now.  Let's go. 

"My wife is the best".
 
So we jump in the car....[it's 7:45 pm] and we are halfway there when I say "did you bring the checkbook?"   No....[my head snaps back cause I'm pretty hungry and tired by this stage and in no mood for silliness] we will just put it on a credit card. 

It was my turn to scream again.  Think Nancy Kerrigan "whyyyyyyy meeeeeee".

Fast forward.  Of course they don't take cc's and I saved the day cause I happen to have my SHD's checkbook with me.  

Or you would have been reading "woman beats husband senseless at Carmax"....story at 11. 

That's that.

Back to the Giveaway.  Yup.  In celebration of 4 years of blogging....I know right!?

I have a 250.00 HomeGoods gift card for you.

Hooty Who..... Hooty Who

You know I am a fan.  Here are some reasons.


I saw this beauty the other day.  Century chair with gorgeous Schumacher fabric.

Gorgeous chest.

Pretty swanky light fixture.

Kitchen accessories for some color in your life.

In my own home I am no stranger to HG.  The green pillow shams were purchased there.

These pillows last spring for a fresh color!


I used this sunburst in my charity project


These metal baskets in a design project.

The black and white box and small wooden bowl to accessorize a coffee table.

I think you get the point.

So.....make sure you are following Design Indulgence....and leave a comment [include contact info if you are "anonymous"]. 

Giveaway closes on Friday.  

Shacoonhound......









369 comments

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Kelly Michelle said...

That is an awesome car story, I agree getting a car is PAINFUL. I spent about 6 months... until my old one just barely limped into the lot to get the new one. YAY for Homegoods, LOve that store.

Ann said...

LOVE your blog. And what an amazing Giveaway. So many get finds at Homegoods.

Dana Frieling said...

So glad you found a car. For my birthday last week, our Tahoe turned over 200,000 miles. It's a beast and I'm cheap!

House of Pemberley said...

Your car story made me LOL. I HATE car shopping. Ugh. Glad you got a smoking deal.

CENTURY CHAIR WITH SCHUMACHER fabric? WTF? That is the score of the century (pun intended). Please tell me you snagged that baby right up?

Thanks for the giveaway. Hope I win!

Elizabeth said...

LOVE that chair!

Lexi said...

Adore your blog -- Yay on the car score!!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Woohoo! Loooove HG and you!

Kara Grantland said...

Car picture? Love HG!!

Meghan L said...

Glad you got a good deal on your car. I love Homegoods. I almost wrecked my car years ago when I saw that they were putting one in near me!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a hoot! I feel sorry for any salesman that had to deal with you, but glad you showed him who's boss.

You know I'm a follower. Woot! Woot!

Vel Criste said...

Yey! Thanks for the giveaway Sherry! Although the nearest HG is 2 hours away from me, I still would gladly drive up there to score some goods!

Your car story was funny by the way, you gotta show us your new 'baby'!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Car shopping is a really hard job and sounds like you found just the perfect one at a super price too. Good for you. Love the chair, what a fabulous piece and love HG. Thanks for the opportunity. Hugs, Marty

Vel Criste said...

I forgot to say that I am a FOLLOWER already … alright, it's just an excuse to get more entry! hehehe! :-)

Jae said...

You are funny!

I am following and have been years.

Unknown said...

Hate when circumstances force you to a car lot! Love Homegoods!!

Rebecca Musser
ebmusser at hotmail.com

Ruth said...

Whoa! I thought my HomeGoods was well stocked. It looks like yours is better!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Betty said...

You have a great blog and a great car story!
Would love to win.

andresenjuhl said...

I so look forward to your posts, best in the blogosphere!! Thanks for the opportunity :)

Lynn

Cali said...

Wow great chair you found. Congrats on the new car. Thanks for the great giveaway too!

Cali

Anonymous said...

Loved to hear about the new car and all the hoops you had to jump! Never fun but oh so worth is when you score! Home Goods is 45 minutes away from me but always an adventure! Thanks for the chance!
Laurie
lauriecordeniz@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Also forgot to mention that I am a follower of Design Indulgence!

Laurie
lauriecordeniz@verizon.net

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

That car buying story made me cringe. Glad its over.
Love Homegoods!

Anonymous said...

Love Home Goods!

Meredith.mercadante@hotmail.com

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Congrats of your car! Great shopping! HG does have some great finds!

Patti C. said...

Our new house will be ready in about a month. I've been spending time in HomeGoods!

Thanks for the giggles this morning with the car story.

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Congrats on the car! I'm in the market for one too so I'll have to check that one out. And a HG giveaway? Yes, please!!!!!!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Congrats on the new car and Happy Shablogaversary! I enjoy every post! What a great giveaway!

Ashley @ The Honest Room said...

That is such a fantastic car. Two of my favorite things..Kia Cadenza and Homegoods!

My Notting Hill said...

I need to go to your Homegoods! Congrats on the car - that was the best!!

alewis44 said...

I love Homegoods, it' s the best place to find wonderful home decorations! Thanks for the giveaway!
Annette

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L R said...

HG!

Mimsie said...

I need you to be my personal negotiator! Yay for HomeGoods! Moving into my first real apartment and need some accessories :o)

Katy said...

I love everything about this post. I mean the giveaway is awesome, but the story is classic. My husband also hates how much I research, but hey, you get WAAAAY better deals.

Oh, and I've been religiously following your blog since I found it awhile back. Comedy plus design? Yes please.

Anonymous said...

Please pick me for the drawing. I love Home Goods. And I love your blog. I cried over the post about your husband's retirement, and I cracked up over the way you handled the car salesman. Congratulations on the purchase, and I hope you finally got to eat afterwards. Thanks for not only keeping us entertained, but for some inspiring decorating and design advice as well!

Judith
heyjudithz@yahoo.com

Sandy A said...

I love getting a new car but I hate the shopping process. Thank you for the great give away--Love HomeGoods...

Amanda Burkett said...

Love giveaways! Love new car smell, too! XOXOX--Amanda

Angelina Lynn said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Finding a car is painful so glad you found one. I love Home Goods. They have the best deals and merchandise.

Julie
rgsterrett@comcast.net

Jennifer said...

You ALWAYS crack me up S!!!! And of course I want to win the gift card.....heck yes :) xo

Anonymous said...

Sherry look forward to coffee with your latest news every morning. You are funny and talented, wish I lived in Georgia in case we could be friends hahaha. home goods yeah!!!!!!!!!!! Karen Sunday

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Oh I can so relate to your car story. We took two years to finally buy our last one! I think the dealership thought we were wasting their time! Thanks tons for the giveaway! Love Home Goods. Congrats on your anniversary, too!!! Jane

corinne said...

Listen to me, I wish that your "carsense" would rub off on me. Like a cocky teen I am a car nut. I won't bore you but I am on the wagon right now. This is a relatively new mid-life phenomena for me. It needs to pass. Anyway, a Homegoods store opened recently near me but I haven't been able to get there yet. One way or another I am in that store soon. Since I have to pass it on the way to Husband's doctor I could drop him off and indulge myself. Would that be mean? Would that be self centered? Maybe, but he will understand. I am a fan and your posts feed yet another passion, decorating. Thanks.

kana/ga said...

Love that Home Goods!! Could use that gift card plus your services :) kfhampton52@hotmail.com

Kathy Witzel said...

We are car shopping too, HATE it! Love your version of it, makes me chuckle! Why does it help hearing how others are experiencing the same PIA??
Love Homegoods too! What a great giveaway!!

Lizzie said...

enjoyed reading your post. hope you got a good car! elizabeth

Judy said...




"we are so cheap"

So. Are. We. Another reason why I so relate to and love your blog.

Please enter me in the drawing, we are FINALLY getting a Home Goods in San Luis Obispo, about to open any day here, I am like that Target commercial, "hurry hurry hurry".

JudyKrausBrown@aol.com

Britt said...

Love your blog, love homegoods, would love a gift card! :)

tinab158 said...

Congrats on the new car purchase! Car buying can be so painful...I've walked out of many a deal because the salesman wants to play all stupid and think I want to spend all day with them. (PS...The longer they get you to stay, the more likely you'll buy from them, not because of a good deal...but because you don't want to feel like you "wasted" a day with them. OY1)

Anyhow...awesome giveaway...Happy Anniversary!

tinab158 at hotmail dot com

Kelly said...

Congrats on getting a new car! Glad you finally found one. You'll have to show us a picture now. I also love the picture of your family room with the mantel. Just beautiful! Count me in for this great giveaway. I love HomeGoods and would LOOOOVE to win it!

Wanda said...

Holy crapballs!
I love seeing someone get a good deal! Cars are crazy expensive and car salesmen (slime balls) can make it even worse! Congrats!

I love HG! I just moved into a big house with many furniture needs....this prize would ROCK!!!

melissa said...

Car shopping is the pits - glad you found a great deal!

Jill Hinson said...

Well I might as well roll the dice!

And as for your car purchase, obviously wives know best!

xo~Jill

Marcy McNeese Vu said...

I Love your blog and I love home goods! -Marcy Vu

Anonymous said...

Awesome give away! I love HG, but mine is 2.5 hours away! jbnorrell74@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I want to shop at your Homegoods! Wow, that chair is amazing! I follow you and love everything you do. This giveaway would make my day!

tomisteve@sbcglobal.net

Melanie A. said...

You're the best, Sherry! melaniemaho@gmail.com

Christy said...

I absolutely follow... Fingers crossed..I adore Home Goods =)
Love your style and your writing!
coneal7505@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The words Home Goods makes me tingle!
I always look forward to your blog.
Good luck with your car

hburke50@verizon.net

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Glad you found a car and a great deal!

Johanna Patino said...

Home Goods has great things!

Robin Gallagher said...

I love you sense of humor and Home Goods. Just started following you but have been reading you all along...

Whitney said...

Ooh, Home Goods is the best!

Debra Phillips said...

not only are you a design maven, but a great writer, LOL. all buttered up?
we bought a car last week.....painful!!
debra

Leslie at Lekalia Interiors said...

I am a follower and I hate buying cars too!! Great post!,

Carolyn ericson said...

I enjoyed your humorous car story. I love HomeGoods, even more if I have 250.00 when I go in. Thanks
Carolyn Ericson. Cge4211@bellsouth.net

Jena and Zac said...

Love a good Homegoods find! have fun in the new car!

Victoria said...

A Century chair at Home Goods!!! You cannot beat that store. Our local TJ Maxx/Home Goods is the go-to place for my friends and me on Mondays, because it offers an additional 10% off for women of "a certain age." This is a dream giveaway for me...I have a black belt in shopping. Judging from your hysterically funny car saga, you do too.
XO, Victoria

Victoria said...

A Century chair at Home Goods!!! You cannot beat that store. Our local TJ Maxx/Home Goods is the go-to place for my friends and me on Mondays, because it offers an additional 10% off for women of "a certain age." This is a dream giveaway for me...I have a black belt in shopping. Judging from your hysterically funny car saga, you do too.
XO, Victoria

Charlotte said...

I hate car shopping...My husband hangs his head (may even cry tears)when we hit a showroom to buy a car.It's not a pretty sight when I'm dealing with the sales person.
Love your blog and would love to win the giveaway. Thanks!

redbirdv said...

LOL @ the funny car/husband story. I, too, like to poke the fun at my sig. other. He just makes it so easy. Meanwhile, kudos on the car + fingers crossed I'll win the giveaway. I need a pair of lamps for our sofa table, + HomeGoods always has good lamps!

Anonymous said...

That chair has so much personality! I always find cool stuff at Homegoods but the furniture selection isnt as good in the north as it was when I lived in the south!
Leigh
laklar at yahoo dot com

rachel said...

Congrats on your new car! We LOVE HomeGoods and are so excited to finally be getting one here in Annapolis! Would love to be able to use that $250 there. ;)

Donnamae said...

Great car story...I hate buying cars....love driving them though! Home Goods is almost two hours away...but I'd sacrifice! Thanks for the opportunity! ;)

kimt said...

...love your blog...I follow...love your love of home goods...love your sense of humor and mostly...love your design sense.

Donna Breck said...

I love your blog...not only is it design informative, but it makes me laugh my butt off!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Lisa Schenck said...

Love you blog!!!!!

Sharyn said...

Ack! That Century chair is DIVINE.

Melanie @ The Painted Chandelier said...

Sounds like a very familiar car story...late night drive to CarMax and ALL!! Glad you found a pimped out ride without too much hassle! lol My hubby would love you and your cheap ways. And speaking of budgets and cheap, I love HomeGoods finds, too!! One of a kind things with great price tags!

Tardevil said...

Congrats on the car purchase. I need to check out that kind of car. We are going to soon be shopping for a car or another SUV. With all the furniture I haul and stuff we take when we travel, I'm thinking we may need an SUV, though. But, ugh, car shopping is the worse. Anyway, great giveaway. So great, in fact, I think I will get out of the house and go there today! Thanks for the inspiration! (It takes so little!)

Dee in BC said...

Glad you got a better deal on the car. I have been buying cheap disposable mini vans ( read old)for the last decade. Good transportation for the kids, dog & stuff. (& we can't afford or see paying 30 g's+ for a new one. )It's a real pain when they die every 2-4 years & the find-a- van search starts again. Way back ( when dinosaurs roamed the earth if you ask my kids) hubby & I bought a low mileage, lease return subcompact car- Nissan Micra . ( turned out the slime ball salesman lied & it was actually a Budget Rent a Car sale- not a lease return from a family that just had twins in addition to older kids) Turned out to be a great car. We had it for 19 years & sold it as our family would no longer fit into it at one time & bought the first of those mini vans. I hope your new car is as good as the Micra was. Love Home goods!

Jennifer Kimball said...

Nice job on the car buying! Thank you for all of your design inspiration! You are incredible talented, and pretty funny too.

Brandi said...

Heck yeah I'm a follower! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway. Congrats on your new car. My husband bought his car from Carmax too. He bought the extended warranty and it has saved us so much money over the last year on repairs.

Molly said...

That chair is amazing! I am renewing the lease on my apartment for another two years, and would like to do some sprucing up, so a gift card to Home Goods would be perfect. Love that art piece above the fireplace, by the way!

Nancy said...

Stop it! First with the car story. Then with that chair! I need to move back to GA so we can hang out :)

small kitchen designs said...

i love the homegoods

Holly said...

wow! If you weren't the giveaway queen before...woo wee. How awesome! And your stories always always amuse me and I must say that I HATE car shopping. Hate it.

Terri said...

It's always hard to get a new car so I'm glad you found something you like.
I love your blog and I love Home Goods. Thanks. :)

John and Crystal Pinegar Family said...

I could use some some HG. Love your work!

Trisha Wray said...

LOL You're an awesome story teller! I hate car shopping. I leave that up to my husband -while I take care of HomeGoods. ;)

Bridal Blogger said...

yippee! car shopping = not fun.
thanks for this awesome giveaway!
analise.hess at gmail.com
- analise

Connie Dolin said...

Congratulations on the new car! Your Homegoods is soooo much better than the one I go to in Sarasota. My daughter lives in midtown Atlanta. What Homegoods do you recommend? She works in Marietta and I like the one there. I am coming up in March and would love to shop your recommendations then. I LOVE your blog- always good for a chuckle but your design skills are over the top. I love everything you do.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog.

R.

manlycow@frontier.com

Robin said...
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Robin said...

I love reading Design Indulgence, it's always a good source of inspiration and a laugh. A Home Goods gift card would be pretty great.

The Bensons said...

Happy blog-versary!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Since I practically keep a toothbrush at HG, I've gotta try for this giveaway! Car shopping is the WORST, which is why my husband and I are big dorks with matching cars. I didn't want to negotiate, so I went to the same salesperson he went to the year before, and said "I'll take the same car for the same price." At least they're different colors :) Congrats on your deal!!

Anonymous said...

I triple hate car shopping but love Homegoods! What a wonderful Giveaway!

Sandy
sandysue24@frontier.com

Melanie said...

Love your blog and love Homegoods - love both enough to come out of lurking mode to actually leave a comment. :)

M.L. Beck said...

Wahoo! Need that HG money!! :) And I'd love to meet you sometime- I'm just down the road in Columbus!
mlvarner@gmail.com

Chelsea Woodring said...

I've bought so many great things from HomeGoods. I am a bit of an owl fanatic, and they always seem to have so many owl knick knacks! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Nice score with the car. I usually spend three weeks AFTER I make a big purchase second guessing myself and doing still more research in the hopes of making myself feel better about spending so much money, but it usually makes me feel worse when I find it cheaper than what I paid. Argh. Hope I win the giveaway! ctseller123@yahoo.com

Laura said...

Gotta love HomeGoods. I've been going through withdrawal since moving to an area that doesn't have one close by (clearly didn't think that one through). Congrats on your new wheels!

Emily @ ACanDoAttitude said...

That is a crazy car story. Great find and great wife. Ooh home goods, how I love you. With a wedding and cohabitating on the horizon a gift card would be great!

Elizabeth said...

Sherry,
Buying a car is the worst! Sounds like you scored big on a nice new purchase though. How about a picture of you in pretty your new ride?
I'd love to win the Home Goods gift card. I could really use it to spruce up my porch for spring!
Betsy
West of the Square Designs

Anonymous said...

Super blog. I follow it and love all your ideas! Would love to use a Home Goods gift certificate in my latest remodeling project! Ann

Shannon said...

Holy mackral, I could do some damage with that gift card. What a great give away!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i would be insane not to follow you. you are the coolest.

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Happy 4 year blogging anniversary! And woohoo on the car!! "Buckwheat" made me laugh. Fun giveaway. I love HomeGoods!

Angela said...

Don't usually enter giveaways but since it is YOUR blog!! Love reading your writing and ogling the beautiful pictures!

Lauren said...

Congrats on the car and the blogiversary!!!! Huge fan!

Meg S said...

Love HomeGoods! Just bought a new (to me) car myself - so much stress!

Anonymous said...

New to Design Indulgence, but love it and am hooked!

Karen Daniel
kdaniel@transformfitness.com

Lauren said...

Oops, forgot to leave my email from my comment above

Lauren
Laurenedavi@gmail.com

Latoi Gilmore said...

Hi Sherry, I absolutely love your posts..You are soo funny. You inspire me! Hope I win!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Score on finding an awesome car deal, and score for me if I win your awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

P.S. Thanks for the wallpaper info, my friend loved it.

Adrieanna said...

Congrats on the new car!....I am sure your husband is very "proud" to call you his wifey.....

Adrieanna
obsessedstamper@gmail.com

merrymac said...

Aarg! Car shopping! I sympathize. Love your blog and I follow you on Facebook.

Carri said...

Awesome giveaway! Congrats on the new car!

Donna said...

Love this blog. Great stuff!

Shannon said...

Absolutely LOVE Homegoods and I'm already a follower of yours :)

Shannon said...

Absolutely LOVE Homegoods and I'm already a follower of yours :)

Deb said...

Me, Me, Me!!!! I have been a follower for a looong time- in fact, yours was the first blog I ever followed and I still love it best! Love Homegoods and I would put that gift card to very good use!!

annc999 said...

Ah, buying a car. Challenging and depressing to some, but exciting for me. I wish I could have been there to negotiation for you (I nearly brought a car salesman to tears once)! :)

I follow you on Pinterest.

The Mouchettes said...

Love your blog, and hooray for a giveaway!

JC said...

Love HomeGoods, best place to get great deals.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

Jill said...

Love your blog and your work! I would love to win that Home Goods giveaway! I have so much to do around our new home!

Debbie said...

You are one funny lady. Love the car story! Also, love me some Homegoods. Thanks for the chance!!

Alison Troutwine said...

congrats on your new car and expert sleuthing skills. I love your blog, thanks for the giveaway!

Tammigirl said...

I follow. I do months of research before we buy a car. But then, last time... I went for an oil change and my husband made me promise to look at the new model. (Ours was only 2 years old so we did NOT need a new car, according to me)

Somehow, the next day? We were buying a new car. I hate going into car dealerships. They make a game out of wasting our time.

Christina Marie Interiors said...

Awesome giveaway! I'm a follower!

Arti Iyer said...

Congratulations on the new car. I usually don't enter giveaways unless I really like them. This one I LOVE!! I'm at a Home Goods at least twice a week. Love your blog, been a follower for a while.

Arti
sharma_artie@yahoo.com

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Great car story! BTW, we did buy our last car with three credit cards! Dealerships do take them! We purposely left our check book home, so we wouldn't be tempted and the salesman said "Do You Have Credit Cards?" That was the end!!!

melinda said...

You crack me up !! I am heading to Home Goods in 2 weeks !! Can't wait.

fourms@mchsi.com

Anonymous said...

What a fun giveaway!! Love the car story andI hope "creepy salesman" reads your blog!!
Betsy
kgarrison59@att.net

Melissa W. said...

Love your blog! I follow!
Melissa
mottiemel@aol.com

Anonymous said...

So glad you got a great deal on your new car!! I love love Home Goods! I follow your blog everyday. I love your style!
pamquinn@peoplepc.com

Simply LKJ said...

Oh my girl, I can always count on you for a good laugh. I just went through the whole car buying fiasco because hubby insisted on keeping my 10+ year old car with 135,000+ miles on it despite the fact that we had sunk waaaay too much into it this past year or so (think...it was on it's 3rd transmission). So, it dies...hubby can't quite part with it, but it is going to take a month or so to fix...hence, momma finally got a new car! Oh course, I had to make him and the dealer hunt high and low because if momma was getting a new car (and gonna have to drive IT for the next 10 years)...I wanted what I wanted. Yes, call me a brat! But, if momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. LOL

rachel said...

You gotta shop around for cars, for sure!!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

You kill me. Who gets to say all of that in a blog post? YOU and only you. You have our fullest attention and so glad your car story turned out great and that your hubs is forever grateful at your awesome sales skills.
HG either is great or sometimes not one thing interests me. We get alot of staging stuff there. Count me in. You know we love you! xo Nancy

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you in the bestest way! Would follow you anywhere but especially to HomeGoods!
Denise

Marty said...

You seriously crack me up! I am a follower and I would be thrilled to win :)

toocolorcrazy said...

LOVE your style and your personality...not sure exactly how to enter the HG giveaway but already follow subscribe to the blog and follow you on pinterest!

Erin Ellis said...

Happy Blogaversary, and congrats on the car! I'm following you via Facebook (Erin Ellis) and GFC (Erin Ellis). Thank you for the amazing giveaway!
Erin
fairyfractal at gmail dot com

Seashells by the Seashore said...

Your blog is so fun... thank you for blogging! Would love to win some "me time" shopping money!

toocolorcrazy said...

Opps - didnt leave my email
maurie3@gmail.com

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

I will never stop reading your blog. Never. It is a guaranteed laugh for my day. We need a new car soon and I can't STAND the thought. Necessary evil. I'm in for the giveaway. And I can't believe there was a Century chair in HG with that fabric. Crazy. And on another topic, pillow lover, I know you've your friend Sudi, but if you ever want to do a giveaway, let me know!

Sherri Cassara said...

Oh, I could feel your pain ... I had a similar car story - took way to long but I did get the salesman down to the number I wanted but it took walking out and having him run after us, haha and WAY too much time. I think HomeGoods should be giving us all gift cards with all the free advertising we give them. I would be over the moon to win this one! xo Sherri

Lisa said...

Love your blog! Thanks for the great giveaway!

René said...

I love your sense of humor. The end!

My Interior Life said...

Congrats on the car but sorry it was so painful. I hate shopping for cars too so I feel your pain. I noticed all the Century and Lillian August stuff at our Homegoods the other day too (but not the same awesome chair covered in Schumacher - oh my) - so now they're going luxury and it's very exciting. But not exactly affordable but oh well. Please do throw my name in the hat for that gift card. Love you and congrats on 4 years - that's about how long I've been doing this too but you're much better about it than I am.

Lori said...

Love the car story!!!! Would also love to win!,,

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Mary said...

*Totally embarrassed that had to re-post twice to try and provide an identity. Having post traumatic post disorder at the moment. :(
Congrats on the new ride - wretched process isn't it? I recently discovered your blog and ummm, I'm kind of obsessed with your work! In fact, I have apparently been a faithful fan for quite some time as I pulled the photo of the harlequin painted bathroom that you did, out of a magazine, many years ago! Imagine my surprise to find you know...it was meant to be. Keep "Sherring" with us, you are so talented and I love your writing.
And I too, love Homegoods...could have some fun there with $250.

martha mary said...

I loved your car story. You were smart to limit the sales guy to 15 min or else he would have been back and forth going "to check with the manager". Nothing bugs me more. Just bring the manager out here and lets cut to the chase! But you did better than that! What a score!
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. You rock!

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Kerry@homecrushblog.com said...

Not only do you have the most wicked design sense, but you make me laugh out loud! Look forward to your posts :)

Neen said...

Good luck with your new car! I bought my first brand new car in 2000. I did weeks of research and bought a Hyundai Sonata. It was such a new brand, people would stop me and ask what it was. I will never forget one very proud South Korean man who stopped me at the gas station to brag, "that car was made by MY country!" I am still driving that car, and I can't think of any reason to sell it. Although, at least once a month, someone asks if I want to sell it since it is now a "classic." Have fun with your beautiful new car! (And please enter me in your giveaway.)

Cheers, Neen

debra peters said...

Love your blog and I love the opportunity to win a gift certificate from my favorite store. P.S I'd kill for the painting over your fireplace.

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Hilarious story! Thank you for the chance to win a giftcard from HG!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

So the Carmax deal was pretty easy? We have sold two cars to them...and it was really great.

I hope I win the give-away!!! I posted my desk chair lumbar from Home Goods on Instagram and Home Goods liked it. I like Home Goods. I have to go outside of the city to get to one but I've already found a big one to the east and one to the south.

I'd like to do a post on all MY Home Good finds around my house, too.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Happy Anniversary and congrats on finding the car! Love your blog and HomeGoods! Wheeeeee!

shirley said...

You always make me laugh out loud with your stories.... love your blog, it is a must read. I was in HG Friday and bought a round end table. Would love to win gift card. Because of you had to watch The Killing series on Netflix. So worth it.

Pink and Green Mom said...

Happy Four Years and congrats on the new car! I love that starburst mirror!
Erika
kendall608(at)aol(dot)com

Cathy's World said...

I came over from The Chic Site. I am in love with your blog and I love how you just put it out there. You have me LOL. Not to mention you have such amazing talent.

Loved the new car story. Off to read more of your blog. :)

Jennifer Lippi said...

You tell the best stories- hands down!! I would love to win the Homegoods card. I spend about that much every time I go in there. It is dangerous!!

Melaine Thompson said...

Omg! U r cracking me up! I think we could be bff's in real life :) ok-homegoods? Yes, I'm homegoods happy. Sign me up darlin, then come shopping with me!!!! Xoxo

Debbie said...

Love Homegoods! and love your blog!!

Debbie said...

Love Homegoods! and love your blog!!

Kristin said...

Great car story! I still have nightmares about the guy who tried to steal $$ from us when we bought hubs's car.

Laura said...

Love, love, love Homegoods and your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb Pudenz said...

Awesome giveaway!!! Congrats on four years, too!

Courtney Foster Shearer said...

Me, Me, ME!!!

Michelle said...

Glad you found a car. It's the worst possible kind of shopping.
But not Homegoods! Love me some of that.

Ralinn bsirious said...

Just think, you won't have to buy another car for a long time. Very funny story. Love that chair.

Anonymous said...

Love Homegoods and your blog even more!!! Discovered your blog a couple of months ago and read all your posts all the way back to when you began it. Love your outlook on life also. Pamela Hall phall73@charter.net

Linee Zajic said...

Love your car buying story! HomeGoods is awesome too! Your local store seems to be pretty high end though. Some amazing finds.
Linee

Lzajic@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Woo to the HOO!! What a great opportunity! thank you soooo much!!! Keep up the wonderful and hilarious blogging! Sabrina

JACLYN said...

Gfc JACLYN I'm loving all the photos you posted!
Firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Happy new car and blog anniversary! Please keep blogging forever :)

Just popping in amongst the forty bagillion others for your awesome giveaway! You rock sister!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Sweet Jesus I hope this is the one I win! Thanks for the pre-giveaway entertainment. Happy motoring!!

Pamela Bolton said...

Congrats on the new car and your blog anniversary. We had to buy a car last year. Grrr. But at least it's red and sporty.

Junell said...

Happy Anniversary. Love Home Goods. Score on the new car.

Kellie said...

The car story was so hilarious and what a deal you found!

I am all about a cheap (and reliable) car!

Hoping to win the HG gift card.

Lisa said...

You're the bomb! I love your blog, style and way with words lol! 'Been a follower since almost the beginning!

Lisa said...

You're the bomb! I love your blog, style and way with words lol! 'Been a follower since almost the beginning!

Kristin said...

This would be awesome!!!

katykey said...

Sherry knows best! Congrats on the new car and 4 years blogging. Dare I ask about heated seats capability? I'm thinking while we needed them last week, we'll be blasting the A/C by Thursday.

Paula in MN said...

Love your stories. You are so funny. I love Homegoods, but never have enough money for all the things I must. have. Maybe I'll win!!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! You crack me up! My husband loves to wheel and deal for new cars. I can't stand it, so I send him to do my dirty work and tell him which color I want! joannedeeran@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! You crack me up! My husband loves to wheel and deal for new cars. I can't stand it, so I send him to do my dirty work and tell him which color I want! joannedeeran@comcast.net

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

You are a riot!!! We need a new van, but putting it off cuz we hate car shopping. Negotiating antiques, yes! Cars, no!! Ok, I want that HG card.

Holly said...

New follower! Love your picks, especially that amazing chair and the lamp :)

Jacque Lloyd said...

LOVE your blog! I'm a relatively new follower for the past couple of months. Found you during a 2am feeding after a crazy Google search for...who knows what? I'm so tired I forget my name. I do, however, remember where Home Goods is, and exactly how to get there! It would be such a treat to win a gift card! I can't earn my $10 off certificates fast enough...Thank you for being such a bright spot in my day, Every day!
Njbutterfly71@gmail.com

Annie said...

You are so funny! I read every one of your posts because of your sense of humor, your great taste, and the interesting stuff you write and I love the photos! HomeGoods is my most favorite retailer - I have tons of hopium I'll win the gift card!

Buff said...

Following and loving! I am from Atlanta, but now living in Richmond. I love your posts from around the city, esp. Scott's pics. It gives me a little taste of home. Bratbizbaz@aol.com, also known as buffandjarratt@gmail.com

Jacque Lloyd said...

LOVE your blog! I'm a relatively new follower for the past couple of months. Found you during a 2am feeding after a crazy Google search for...who knows what? I'm so tired I forget my name. I do, however, remember where Home Goods is, and exactly how to get there! It would be such a treat to win a gift card! I can't earn my $10 off certificates fast enough...Thank you for being such a bright spot in my day, Every day!
Njbutterfly71@gmail.com

Terry said...

I'd love an excuse to take a road trip to Homegoods. Our nearest store is 2 hours away, so it's hard to justify a trip there more than a couple times a year. And I feel your pain with your car story. I just had to replace the transmission in my 11 year old car, with 180,000 miles, to the tune of $4000! My husband just got a new car in August, so mine needs to last a little longer. My next one is getting nicer the longer I make this one last!

Belinda said...

Me, Me, Me, please! Cause I too, love your blog and work, love HG, and hate creepy car salesmen! Plus, exactly who do they go talk to I the back>??? The Big Dipwadda? B

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