9.24.2008

50th Post Giveaway!

Today is my 50th post! So I'm hosting my first giveaway!


This is how it all began: For about the past year I have been having what I refer to as a "creative crisis". I felt compelled to create, and overwhelmed by the need to share it. My younger sister was after me to start a blog as a way for the two of us to keep up on one another's lives since we live quite literally on opposite ends of the country. So I started a family blog and it didn't take me long until I was hooked! I discovered all of you wonderful creative bloggers and I decided that this was the outlet I had been looking for.


So I decided to start a "creative blog" and the Shabby Nest was born! I am so grateful to have such wonderful readers who leave me such encouraging and uplifting comments! I love to look at all of your blogs and get my daily dose of inspiration, and I must say that my creative juices are flowing more than ever!!





So to thank you all for a great 50 posts, I'm giving away a decoupaged barn star!!! It's all done up in yummy chocolate brown with a touch of rosy pink damask! I'm throwing in a few cute little fall apples too...just for fun! To enter, please leave me a comment on this post. You have until Friday, September 26 at midnight. I will announce the winner sometime early next week!


Thanks again for a lovely 50 posts...I look forward to many, many more!

106 comments:

Marne said...

How fun! I love barn stars too...I would love to win! You are so talented...thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

Trisha said...

Yipee! I love your blog..so cute! I love to cheat ideas and motivation from you...thanks!

Robin said...

I would love to win a beautiful star! Thank you for the opportunity!

David and Andra said...

I would love to win that. Thanks for the chance, and thanks for your blog! Love to check it.

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy, nice to meet you. Love your blog. Thanks for the inspiration. I could use some right now. ;) Sign me up for the giveaway. Love your stars! Stop by and say hi,
Cheryl

Damaris said...

I'm in love with the blog. It's eye candy. I want to make everything you make but until that happens I'm happy you're making it ad taking pictures.
Congrats on your 50th post!

Kendra said...

Congratulations on the big 50! So glad you decided to channel your creative energies in our direction. I'm pretty sure that star would look great in my home!

Jenn said...

That star is beautiful! I am glad you started this blog because even though I only found you a week ago I have enjoyed your posts and gotten some ideas for decorating my own little nest!

Jenn

Lacy said...

I was eying your last decopaged toile star and love the damask one even more. I would love to win something from my friend at the "Shabby Nest!" Fingers and toes are crossed!!!!!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Count me in. The star is beautiful and the little apples are irresistably cute!!!

Happy 50th. Good thing we're not talking about birthdays because there would be nothing happy about THAT! : )

Rambling Girl said...

Oh sign me up Wendy! Love your blog! You have so many neat ideas and this barn star would look great on my homestead. Fingers crossed. Congrats on the 50th post, I am almost up to that point for my first giveaway!

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Congratulations on 50 posts! I really enjoy all the wonderful, creative ideas you share with us. Thank you.

Les said...

i am new to blogging and love reading yours! thanks for all the inspiration.

TinaBug said...

Congrats on 50 posts! I don't know if I'll ever get there. I'm new to the blog world but follow yours and enjoy every minute of it! Thanks for the inspiration.
xo

Julie said...

Congratulations on your 50th post! I love your blog its so cute:) And I love barn stars so you can include me in this cute giveaway.
Julie

AJ said...

Happy 50th! That cute little barn star would look great in my girls' soon to be pink and brown bathroom! Sign me up:)

Iowa Birdie said...

How great to have the opportunity to win something from YOU!!!! Your blog is the first one I check each morning. I absolutely LOVE the creative projects you do and find them SO inspiring. Thank you for spurring us all on to creativity!

duchess said...

Yay! A Giveaway.
I have to say that you came to mind yesterday as I was in Big Lots looking at some stars they had in their fall decor section.

Thanks for letting us try to win one.

Bahama Shores Mama said...

I am sure I am not alone in thanking you for sharing your creativity with us! Here's to many, many more posts!

Making a House a Home said...

I love barn stars! The paper you put on it is really pretty!

Traci said...

WOOHOO....I love your stars!!! I'm so glad I found your blog...you are very inspiring! Congrats!!!

Shannon said...

So cute!! I need a barn star! Why? Because I am the only one who doesn't have one! :)

Congrats on 50 posts! Looking forward to a lot more!

TinaTx said...

Congrats on the 50th post (which, btw, I didn't think was wordy at all!)
Please sign me up for your giveaway.

Michaele said...

Wendy, congratulations and THANK YOU for sharing with the rest of us- I started my blog in much the same fashion and have enjoyed how it has changed, grown, and evolved. I'm looking forward to continuing to check in on The Shabby Next (I'm a subscriber!) in the months to come as well.

Keep on writin', and I'll keep on readin'!

Michaele

angela said...

I love your posts, and all of your good ideas, and this star is a great creation!!! I'd love to be included in this giveaway. Thanks so much.

Angela from NJ

jennywright said...

I love your blog! I am the least creative person, but I am good at copying!! I have done the clip boards and candle stick with pumpkins on time. Keep creating so I can copy!!!

Joe-Nikki said...

Oh, I would love to win!! I love your blog, your ideas are so great!!

christensennikki@yahoo.com

oh, I modge poged a star with some cute flower scrapbook paper and it looks great!! Thanks again for awesome ideas!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Aw, congratulations Wendy! I love reading your blog and I am so glad you decided to start it! I feel the same. It is so fun to have this creative outlet. I go to bed and just think of all the ideas I want to try...some nights I can't sleep because they are all flying through my head! :) Yay for you on #50!
Carrie

Laurel said...

I want that star! :) Congrats on 50! Love your blog.

Blissfully Enamored said...

yay for give aways!! i lvoe this barn star and it would look PERFECT in my house!!! :) sign me up!

Marie said...

Happy 50th! I'm glad you joined the blogging world! And sign me up for your fantastic giveaway!

Tommy and Helen said...

I have been reading your blog for some time now and enjoying it so much. Congratulations on your 50th post. I love your star and would also love to win it.

Nelly said...

Thanks for this great idea for a giveaway! You are so creative!

SNewcomb said...

Congrats!! I love Barn stars! What a awesome giveaway!

My Place of Peace said...

Oooo...pick me, pick me! :)
Congrats on your 50th post! Here's to the next 50 and more!

Mamasphere said...

I'm coming out of lurkdom for this one- your stars are to die for!

Alamodey said...

Yay! eventually (by eventually, I mean when my son isn't two, or almost two, and I have more than 30 seconds to create before he wants to help), I hope to have a creative blog like yours- for now, I keep it to "I Made it Monday" posts on my blog. Yours is so inspiring!

Emily and Frank said...

Congrats on #50! Hopefully it's helping to cure your "creative crisis"!

Sherri said...

What a fun give-away, and I so understand your comments on how blogging is a daily dose of inspiration...I love getting to see everyone's creativity!

Thanks again...love your blog!

Sandy Toes said...

Congrats on your 50th post! How fun! Your blog is great and I love to read it daily!
-Sandy toes

PatQ said...

Congratulations. I'm very glad you started blogging because I love to read your blog. Thanks for everything.

Nisa said...

Yeah for Shabby Nest!

Candace C said...

How great! I am a faithful "lurker" of your blog and have you bookmarked with my other favorite "crafty ladies." :) I would love to win the barn star! I didn't realize how much I liked these til I started reading your blog! LOL!! :)

Candace
www.hismercyisnew.com

Suzanne said...

I just discovered your blog last week....i'm in love!

The Hinesley House said...

Ewwww.....pick me, pick me! Ha Ha I want that barn star. I love barn stars! I am keeping my fingers crossed. Congratulations on your 50th post!

AndreaW123 said...

I enjoy your blog so much....that I feel like I should be giving you a give a way.....thanks for the inspiration!

Alecia said...

How VERY cool, love the distressed star and what cute apples!! Would love to be put in the drawing!!

Anjuli Fry said...

I love that star!! I keep seeing them around and I need one badly. I also love your blog.
My story is a lot like your I have a family blog and just recently started a craft blog. Not that there is much there yet.

Laurel MacD said...

So glad your sister talked you into this, so that we can be inspired by you.

Rosie and Derek said...

I love seeing all of your wonderful ideas, it's getting me motivated to do things in my own house!
borsky_dre(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jana said...

Have been loving your blog!

Darlene said...

WOO HOO....a giveaway...first, congrats on your 50th post and second, please sign me up!!! You know I LOVE giveaways!!!!

bandanachick said...

Oooh I love the barn star!
Thanks for all your posts, you are always inspiring to me.

The Idaho Olsens said...

Congrats on your 50th post...I love your blog...your kitchen is the inspiration for my kitchen redo...I would love to win that great barn star...you have a great ideas, thanks for sharing your ideas and talents with the rest of us.

Jennifer said...

Your creative blog is always a nice place to come to when I need to see some fun cheery pictures and clever posts! I'm glad you're always coming up with things to share with us! The above comment was from my husband's cousin's wife :)

momo3 said...

love love love the barn star! so cute! i love checkin' in on your blog . . . you are so talented & have great ideas! thanks! kristen

kristofer312(at)gmail(dot)com

Dawn said...

Congrats on your 50th post! What a fun giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

Morgan said...

Congratulations on the 50 posts! That's something to be excited about. :) And thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway... I love all your crafty projects!

Lincs and Ali said...

I love all your beautiful creations. And of course I would love an opportunity to win one! How fun!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Congrats on your 50th post. I've been reading you daily since you were featured on Today's Creative Blog. I'm hooked! In fact, I'm making a toile barn star (via your great idea) for my sis for Christmas. She loves toile and stars. Perfect fit!

Stacy said...

Count me in for the contest! I'm glad to have found your blog - congrats on 50 posts! And here's to 50 more! (at least!!)

Joanna said...

I a newbie to your blog, only finding it a few weeks ago, but I haven't missed a day! I love it and I love all the ideas that you share with us all.

Your love for stars is great! I hope to be the lucky winner. *smiles*

ohio12 said...

can you show us how you made that barn star? ever since you did the toile one I have been combing the city for toile wrapping paper! also, how much do you pay for a barn star? I am paying about $10 for a 15".

Wendy said...

Hi Ohio 12:
I hope you read these comments again because your profile had no contact info...I will do a tutorial on decoupaged barn stars in just a little while. I'm lucky in that I had a friend find a bunch of barn stars for me a couple of years ago at the Christmas Tree Shops...they were only 3.99 each for the big 18" stars! I'm assuming you're from Ohio and I know they don't have any Christmas Tree Shops that far west, but I got the one for this giveaway at Michael's Craft...it was more than $3.99 but it wasn't a lot more. Try looking at some craft stores in the Christmas section...that's where I find a lot of them. Good luck! :)

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh goodie goodie...I love a good giveaway. laurie

Amy said...

That star is so cute.. It would be perfect in my living room!!!!!!!

ohio12 said...

of course I checked back!

Libby said...

Love the barn star. I'm looking for a red one for my son's room. If I win though I would never be able to paint over that yummy chocolate!

Valarie said...

Oh my goodness!! Look at all the comments you got!! This is great! I have been looking for some stars to do this to, but I have not found a wonderful sale on them yet. So I will keep looking. :)

Heather said...

Oh, my goodness! I have been coveting beautiful barn stars for ages now! I'd love that gorgeous one!

Christa said...

I love your covered barn star in your own home and this one is adorable. Happy 50th post.

Meghan said...

Congrats on your 50th post!
I just reached 400 today on mine.
It is very addicting isn't it??

Jen said...

I've been admiring barn stars for a while, but don't own any yet. I love the patterned decoupaged look!

Congrats on your 50th post. I just did my 101st with a list of 101 things I love about "Across the Universe", the movie. Yep...I'm a little bit obsessed. :)

h2oh said...

Congrats!! My first comment on your blog however I've been stalking silently for awhile :)

Love stars too -- hope I'm a winner!!

Amy said...

I have been lurking so far since you started and always enjoy seeing your "creations". Thanks for sharing your great ideas. I LOVE the new barn star you made and hope to win it!!!

Holly said...

Hey Gwendiliniwinifred- I am not going to congratulate you on 5o posts, I am going to cogratulate you on 75, (now 76) comments!! Holy cow Shabby nester, you have a fan club!! -Hollisitaburrito

Ashley said...

Ohhh - I do love your barn stars!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to have that pretty barn star! :)
Congrats on 50 posts!!

Blessings,
Stacey

lifewithmysweeties said...

Love you blog you are inspiring!!!

kristal said...

thank you for fifty great posts! i'm so glad you started blogging and helped my creative juices flow too! oh-and i would love to win that star:)

Rhonda in OK said...

wow! nice items and what a lot of entries.
Thanks for hosting it.

Esther said...

I'm only a relatively new blogger and I check in every day to see what my favourite bloggers are up to and get my DAILY inspiration. It's better than magazines. It's really gotten my creative juices running after about 2 years of not doing anything and IT'S WONDERFUL to be creative again. Congrats on your 50th and thanks for being around.

kamewh said...

Congrats on 50 posts!! The barn star is so pretty!!

Bella said...

I have been a 'Google Subscriber' to your blog and I have just gotten so much decorating inspiration from this blog-o-sphere. It's amazing! Thank you for all of your creativity!!! :-)

Ali-Pants said...

Congrats on your first 50 posts! I love your blog and have gotten some great inspiration for my own crafiness. Can't wait for the next 50 posts!

Dayna said...

I love your barn stars! I've been a total fan of your blog ever since I saw you on Today's Creative Blog. Love it!

Becky said...

Wow...thanks! I love to look at your blog.

Ms. Tee said...

Congratulations on your 50th post and I'm really glad that you started your blog, too!

Saucy said...

You have a fun little blog and you do like your stars I see... count me in. Wow! 88 comments. You go, girl.

Our Complete Family said...

Whoo hoo! Congrats on post #50 girl! What a fun fall giveaway for it, too! My fingers and toes are crossed! Happy rest of your week~ Les

Cathy said...

Oh, I love those metal stars as well. I have a whole tree done in them every Christmas. thanks for sharing.

Mark and Summer Dickinson said...

I keep up with your blog almost everyday! Love your ideas and your spirit!

Julie said...

50 posts- way to be a blogger! I love your blog- it is on my Blogs I Stalk list!

glenda said...

What a cute star! I just found your blog but it's bookmark worthy.

Congrats on your 50th post

BudgetPretty said...

Congrats on your 50th post! I love ur blog!

Casey and Nichole said...

I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration that you bring to me. I know that now I can do things for my home and not spend on arm and a leg doing it! Again, thank you!

tracylynne said...

long time reader-first time commenter-I like your blog, very creative and fresh.

Michelle said...

I'm a relatively new reader of your blog and I've already picked up some great decorating tips. I'm looking forward to seeing what the future has in store. Congratulations on your 50th post!

Domestic Accident said...

I love your blog. Congrats on your success!

The Tacheny's said...

Congrats! I love your ideas. They are simple and beautiful.

Christine said...

I just discovered your blog today and I love it wish I had discovered it earlier!! You have such a creative flair with just about everything. Congrat's on your 50th post!

Kimba said...

Ohhhh!!! What a great giveaway! Sign me up!

The Haban Family said...

I just stumbled across your bloga nd I'm all for a giveaway! I'll definately be adding you to my blog roll!

salpetitt said...

Cute barn star! I'd love to win it! Glad you started bloggin!

Carrie said...

I just found your blog today and love it I am adding you to my blog roll. I would love to be added to the give away.

perilloparodies said...

wow, lovely thing to do... fun give-away... thank you for sharing your ideas and creative inspiration. means a lot... have a great day...