Saturday, January 7, 2012

52 in 1: WEEK 33 - movin out and a giveaway


So, guess what?

I've cleared out my dining room/craft (I still shudder at that word, can't we think of something better??) room/sewing room and packed it all up.


This is what it looked like prior/during the pack up:
Embarrassing!


And this is what it looks like now:
Obviously still needing some TLC, but better.


Clearing out and packing up this room was my big project of this week (besides getting and trying to recover from the stomach flu. YUCK). Why?

BECAUSE WE ARE MOVING BACK TO NEW YORK!

Like, next week. So life is going to be crazy(-er) and messy(-er) and (more) chaotic for awhile. We bought a house in Rochester (our home sweet home) a little over a month ago and will be packing up this upcoming week and heading out for good on Friday (Ryan's job is transferring back). I'm so excited and overwhelmed and sad and stressed. I'm so bummed to leave the sweet (now {rest-of-my} lifelong) friends we have made here in MA, but I feel like God has grown and molded me so much during this past year and a half, and I am so ready to follow His plan for me and my family. It's funny, because I felt like I had FINALLY "embraced the space" I had been given here and really, truly felt content. I think He just wanted me to give it up and surrender to His plan.  He's funny.  And amazing.

I'm also pumped to own a house again and my mind is brimming with PROJECTS!  Oh, 52/1, you aren't going to be able to handle the plans I have up my sleeves.  I can't wait to document the fun stuff we do to this house to make it more "us," which is funny because that's the reason I started this blog in the first place, when we bought our first house


So, in this next crazy busy week, I will probably be a bit absent from the blog. I had been promising a Poppy Chain giveaway this week, and I won't go back on my word! So here it is: Just for fun and as my way of saying happy new year, one lucky recipient will win a $25 credit to my shop, plus free shipping of whatever the winner picks!

To enter:
Leave a comment telling what you would pick from my shop if you won!

Additional entries:
become a follower (or let me know that you already are) of my blog
follow me on Twitter

Leave me comments for each method of entry! I feel kind of silly with all this "follow me" stuff, but I have to start somewhere, right? :)

You have until next Saturday night (the 14th) to enter and I'll pick a winner at random and announce the winner next Sunday, January 15th. Hopefully the dust will be semi-settling by then!

46 comments:

  1. Love your shop. Would probably pick the butter cream rose or the gray german filigree pendant.

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  2. Following your blog already :)

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  3. your etsy shop is a favorite of mine :)

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  4. I would get the cream rose oval ring. :)

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  5. I would pick the grey pendant earrings. And I cannot say enough how excited I am about you moving back. One of the highlights of my year was getting that news.

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  6. Your one of my favorite shops on etsy

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  7. I like the Birdie and Pink Mum Charm Necklace.

    Good luck on your move! We've moved a lot so I know it's can be absolutely crazy. Sounds like it's an exciting one though =)

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  8. Your shop is one of my favorite.

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  9. I could cry every time I think about you being back home. So thankful to be able to share our crazy lives together. In the same city and not over the phone.

    It has been amazing to see how much you have grown over the last year and half, and I am excited to see what God has for you and your family!

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  10. I would probably get the baby blue rose earrings :)

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  11. I would pick the buttercream rose necklace in antique gold. But very hard to choose!!!

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  12. I 'heart' you on etsy!

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  13. I would pick the Soft Saffron Bouquet Headband in Antique Brass and the Lavender Full Rose Ring!

    And if I don't win I will probably be back. Your stuff would make great gifts for my Bridesmaids.

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  14. I <3 you on etsy! I'm bowspearlsandglitter

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  15. Following on Twitter! @ksnash14

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  16. I really like the Cerulean Mum Ring and the Royal Blue Icing Rose Earrings. :)

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  17. I hearted the Poppy Chain Boutique.

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  18. Tangerine Mum Necklace! I picked! I feel like a winner already!!!!

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  19. Ship? I meant shop. But I would favorite your ship any day of the week. And I follow you on twitter. I talk to you a lot. Can I win an extra entry for "girl who texts you every time you turn around"?

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  20. I love the clementine earrings. I need more orange in my life.

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  21. I added your shop to my faves.

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  22. And, I am now following your blog. Welcome back to NY!

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  23. If I were to win, I'd get : Feminine Colors Paperclip/Bookmark Set -- 4 & Cream Full Rose Necklace -- Antique Gold
    littleangel_mw at yahoo dot com

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  24. I follow on GFC.
    gfc = littleangel_mw
    littleangel_mw at yahoo dot com

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  25. I already hearted the shop on ETSY
    SweetPeaAngel
    littleangel_mw at yahoo dot com

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  26. I follow you on TWITTER.
    twitter = DippelMichelle
    littleangel_mw at yahoo dot com

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  27. I now follow your blog. :) I found it through Keight @ Put Up Your Dukes.

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  28. I favorited (hahaha) The Poppy Chain Boutique on Etsy.

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  29. I would definitely pick the Forever Summer Bouquet Bobby Set. I love bobby pins and these are fabulous!

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  30. I would get the magenta Mum Earrings.


    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  31. I am already a follower of your blog

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  32. Your shop is already on my "favorite" list on Etsy


    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  33. I follow you on Twitter

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  34. I'm loving the orange sherbet headband right now! But my favorite from your shop changes regularly!

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  35. Your one of my favorites on Etsy

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