Sunday, July 15, 2012

Be True to Your School! Home Goods Giveaway!

To quote an old Beach Boy's song, "be true to your school" - old school that is! As in, "stuff" on shelves. Lots of stuff. On shelves.

 I totally get that this is not necessarily a look of "today," but here's the thing: I have never been a slave to the latest style. I tried it a few times..changed my entire house to whatever was the latest style.  I hated it. every. time. Oh yes I did.

Here's what I have a learned: I have acquired a style of my own over the years. BUT! I like to incorporate new vitality into that style, so I change yet somewhat, stay "true" to what I love.

For example, gone are the days of baskets and bears and clutter everywhere ~ I do like a sparer look, with tighter displays. But, an old scale and grouping of plates (and yes, the occasional basket!) are still part of my decorating go-tos. (I picked up this tiny little scale at the antique mall on Thursday....$11.00! Hemmed & hawed over this scale for a month - so glad I took the plunge and brought it home.)

But, it's all ok.  There's room for everyone to do what they like in their much more interesting that way, don't you think? Plus, we all can learn from each other!

And now, I am happy to announce my first giveway to celebrate over 5,000 pageviews! Woo hoo!  I remember thinking it was cool when I made it to 25...ha ha! I have no aspirations of being a powerhouse blog...just a little , humble heartfelt I am honored that anyone has stopped by!
So, here's the thing: I have a $15.00 Marshalls/HomeGoods gift card for one lucky winner.

Giveaway Rules:

1) Follow my blog and leave a comment letting me know you are a follower

You can earn a second entry by:

2) Blog about me and post a link back to this giveway and leave a second comment letting me know you blogged

Winner will be announced on Friday!  Good luck and thanks again for stopping by!

Wishing you happiness,

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  1. First time visitor and new follower. I hope to win this great give-away.

  2. I totally agree, everyone has their own style and their home should reflect that. I think you should decorate your house with things you love! New follower.

  3. My house is stuck in the 90's but I am slowly changing it. The collection of sugar and creamers is growing and I sometime think it's a 'grandma' house but that's alright. Suits us.

  4. I agree. We are happier when we are true to our own style. This is my first time to visit and I'm now following you.

  5. Great giveaway!~ Don't throw my name in the hat though, I would love to see someone else win this...perhaps one of the lucky newbies.

  6. Your right ... you can never go wrong decorating with the things you love :)
    Have a great week!
    New follower , Francine

  7. I loveeee Home Goods! Thanks for the chance. I follow via GFC.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  8. I'm stopping by from a blog hop and am a new follower, I would love if you came to say hi and followed me back at

  9. Love that little scale you found. So cute! We never go wrong when we stay true to ourselves.
    Mary Alice

  10. Great to make your house what YOU like, not what others like! Go you! Newest follower!

  11. Oh I love your style, so looks like me. I am with you, since I live here, I want it to look like me. Your scales is fabulous and I like the shelves displaying things you like. Fantastic. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. Hi Jane - I'm a new follower and the picture of your scale at Debbie Doo's drew me in. I've been wanting one for ages but every one I've seen has been quite expensive. If I had seen one for $11 it would have been grabbed in a flash. I like your style!

  13. Love love love this post - it's my life in a nutshell really lol

  14. I follow you on GFC. I agree it never pays to be a slave to the trends :)

  15. Well, look at you! Congrats on your first giveaway! I adore your scale!! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Don't include me in your giveaway. Let one of your lovelies win it. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse