Thursday, June 28, 2012

Talking with Kim Myles :: $100 HomeGoods Giveaway


Remember last week when I told you that I teamed up with Apartment Guide for their annual Your Pick. Your Place. Sweepstakes? (Thanks to all of you for your votes! They are greatly appreciated). You may also remember me mentioning that I was going to be talking to Kim Myles via a conference call that same day. Well, I did just that. It was a dream come true.



So, first, a little bit about Kim.
"Kim Myles believes that personal décor should be driven by creativity, self-expression and a sense of humor. Her imaginative and generous approach to design helped her win HGTV’s Design Star, and inspired her home makeover show ‘Myles of Style’ for three seasons. She continues to host and design for shows like HGTV’d and America’s Biggest Yard Sale. 
This spring she launched her first line of DIY Decorating tools: Kim Myles ‘Global Glam’ Stencil Collection with Cutting Edge Stencils. Inspired by cultures and traditions from across the globe, her easy-to-use/wallpaper-sized stencils help people completely transform their space or furniture in a single afternoon.
Her firm Kim Myles Design is dedicated to meeting clients wherever they are within the design process. Whether bringing focus to an existing design or creating a beautiful and welcoming space from scratch, her goal is always the same: to demystify the design process while helping people trust and celebrate their individuality. 
Kim is a contributing columnist for numerous shelter publications and websites, blogs regularly at www.kimmyles.com, and is a veteran public speaker. She lives in California with her husband, their giant dog Ollie and a kitty named Pig."

As a lot of you know a dream of mine is to become a 'real designer' some day. I'm not exactly sure when I will officially earn that title. I'm hoping I will just know when it happens. Talking to Kim renewed my spirit and reminded me of this dream.

Anyway, my conversation with this fab TV Host and Design & Decor Expert took place over the phone with the three other blogger participating in the Your Picks. Your Place. Sweepstakes. We all prepared questions to ask and ended up having about 45 minutes to do so.


Without typing out the entire conversation, I thought I'd share a few points from the conversation that I thought were pretty valuable.

I asked Kim about how she started her career. I was surprised (and happy) to find out that she has no formal degree in Interior Design. She actually went to school for theatre. Kim began her career by recreating her own spaces and rooms for friends and family. Winning the second second of HGTV's Design Star open the doors for her to share her vision, style, and talent with the world.

Not having a formal degree or training is one fear that holds me back from pursuing my own dreams of design. I was so glad to hear that it's possible to achieve such greatness without it.

She also talked about her thoughts on what design trends are going to be popular this year. She sees a return to nature and a trend towards a natural color palette with green and blues.


Do you want her secret tip for creating a successful and cohesive room? 

Color! She said "Color brings a space to life!" I had to laugh when she mentioned that she is not the designer to hire if you want an all white space. As much as I love and appreciate a neutral or all white color scheme, at the end of the day, I need color too!


My favorite piece of advice that Kim shared were her thoughts on people's perception of design. She feels that some design shows and magazines have lead people to be ashamed of their spaces. Instead of embracing the spaces we are creating, we are quick to make excuess for the things that aren't quite working or the things we'd like to change. Kim mentioned that design and decorating is not a life or death process, we learn along the away. We all make mistakes. We all have projects we look back on and wonder "What was I thinking?" She even admitted she had her fair share of mistakes. Though, she prefers to call it 'a process' rather than 'a mistake'. Love that! 


Finally all the bloggers wanted to know where Kim shopped. She mentioned she loved thrift stores and antique shoppes for unique pieces. She is also a fan of ZGallerie for fun and inexpensive accessories and World Market for great furniture pieces. But, her favorite spot for fun accessories .... HomeGoods!!

My favorite part about talking with Kim, was her passion. I could feel it through the phone. I sensed her smiling and her face lighting up as she spoke. It was contagious. She is clearly in her element and loving every minute of it. Talking with her was so surreal and inspiring. (Kim, if you are reading this, thank you a MILLION times over!)

All of the above images are from HGTV and were designed by Kim Myles.
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So, in celebration of Kim, her passion, brilliant work, and of course one of her favorite places to shop, I thought it would be only fitting to have a little Home Goods Giveaway!

*The Prize*
$100 Gift Card for HomeGoods

*Enter to Win*

TWO chances to win:
1. Visit Your Picks. Your Place. and vote for your favorite Living Room Design Board. Feel free to vote for the Board you like best. Though, bonus points will be awarded to those voting for Board #3 - Rustic Retreat. (Hint - this is my board) Then leave a comment below telling me what you'd buy with your $100 HomeGoods Gift Card.

2. Share this giveaway with a tweet,
 blog post, a PIN or spread the word on facebook. Then, come back here and leave an additional comment saying you did. 

This giveaway is open teveryone! Should you be a 'no reply' or 'anonymous' commenter, remember to include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you, should you win.


Enter now through 11 pm (EST) on Tuesday, July 3rd. I will announce the winner in a post of Wednesday, July 4th.


*I should note the Bonus Points don't actually count for anything. Things are just so much cooler when you can earn bonus points. Right? I really, really appreciate your votes. Thank you! 

Thank you again and Good Luck!!






Apartment Guide is owned by Consumer Source, Inc. Apartment Guide partnered with bloggers such as me to participate in its “Your Picks. Your Place.” Sweepstakes. As part of that program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to select or write about my featured design boards, or what to write in my blog posts. Apartment Guide and Consumer Source believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Consumer Source’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. The winner of any giveaways in this program will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Sweepstakes ends @ 9:00 PM on 8/14/12, subject to Entry Periods outlined in Official Rules. Must be a US legal resident of the 50 US or DC and 18 years of age or older. Sweepstakes subject to full Official Rules available at www.yourpicksyourplace.com. Void where prohibited.

223 comments:

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slip4 said...

Voted! I would purchase badly needed lamps with a Home Goods gift card. I love their lamp selection.

addy said...

Voted! We're looking to buy a townhouse right now, so I'd use the gift card for the thousands of things we'll need to decorate a new place with two extra bedrooms and a ton more space.

addy said...

(And also Pinned this post and tweeted about it, too - @adriana on Pinterest, @addy_m_s on Twitter)

Mami2jcn said...

I voted. I would buy accent pillows for my couch.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/218435008375955456

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

addy said...

(or rather, @amksba on Pinterest.)

Jill Toler said...

Voted, and tweeted, love all your pins!

Jill Toler said...

Oh yes, I am in urgent need of new artwork for my loft and a few new lamps for the guest room. I just love Home Goods. I can spend hours in that store.

Jaime and Ryan said...

Voted! And I voted for Board #3! And I repinned!! Good luck!

Jaime and Ryan said...

Voted! And I voted for Board #3! And I repinned!! Good luck! Oh, and what I would buy with my HomeGoods Gift card... we are in desperate need of a nice clock and I would love some table linen settings!!

Suzie said...

Voted--for you of course!! Love me some bonus points! I would buy yummy towels!!!

Suzie said...

pinned

Jenna said...

Voted! WE just moved to a much bigger place so i still need (ok, want) lots of stuff. A lamp to start!

Jenna said...

Pinned!

Crystal DeBauche said...

Voted! Its a toss up on what to buy, either an area rug for the living room, or some beachy accessories, so in love with the sea grass baskets and sea horse items atm!
fairydust1621@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I voted for Living Room number 3! I'd buy some accents for my bedroom :)

Crystal DeBauche said...

Just shared it on facebook! Love your site, I get such great inspiration from it!

Elena said...

I voted. I would buy a few paintings for my living room.

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

shared:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/elena.istomina.12/posts/324877330929895

elena150980@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

voted. I would purchase an area rug and a mirror.

prov31mdw@yahoo.com

Kristina Wing Plattner said...

I just bought a new townhome, and I would love to use a gift card to add a few touches to our new home. :)

Anonymous said...

Voted! I would use the gift card to turn some of my "Pinterest" dreams into a reality!

Kristina Wing Plattner said...

I totally tweeted this to the tweet-o-sphere! https://twitter.com/kristinawing/status/218445319459975169

Kara Cabigon said...

Loved your room! I've been looking for a sunburst mirror, this giftcard could help with that :) We are purchasing a home so with that comes a limited decorating budget!

Mud Pie Studio said...

Voted! I LOVE Home Goods! I would use it for some wall decor and bedding. THanks for the giveaway!
lorizitz at yahoo dot com

Mud Pie Studio said...

I pinned your Giveaway, too! Thanks again!
lorizitz at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Voted for #3! Would buy gifts for the kids houses.

Melody @ BehindMyPicketFence.com said...

Oooooo love your board and voted for it! I also pinned it to Pinterest! So warm and I LOVE the texture! Btw, you ARE a REAL designer already!!! You're going to be a huge star soon...wait, you already are! ;)

If I won this fabulous giveaway, I would put this toward chair for my family room or an armoire for storage. We just moved out of state and I had to leave almost all of our furniture behind. I LOVE Home Goods! Love your blog and pins, too!

behindmypicketfence @ gmail . com

Sye said...

Voted number three and repined! I would start a custom nursery. Stephanie stephanieroundy@ymail.com

Gillyboots said...

Voted and for #3, think I might have just found the new sofa I've been looking for thanks to your board! A $100 in Home Goods - oh let me count the ways :)

Anonymous said...

Voted! I honestly liked yours best! (kimberlyas@aggienetwork.com) I would probably get some patio furnishings. I have a hankering to decorate my patio area!

Anonymous said...

Pinned it! (KimberlyAS@aggienetwork.com)

Anonymous said...

I would purchase dinnerware since I only have mismatched chipped pieces!

Rachel said...

Voted! (for you, of course!) I would like to find some farmhouse type baskets at Homegoods.

Rachel said...

I pinned. :)

Lisa said...

Honestly, I liked your board the most! I voted for board #3!
If I won, I would have to see what excited me most at that time in the store!
You are so fun to do this giveaway!

paisley82 said...

Voted. Curtains for the our new house because we didn't have this many windows before.

Anonymous said...

I voted! & for yours of course! Love me some rustic! I would love to purchase some chairs that would just add some character to my living room!
Cmbammer@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I voted!
I have no idea what I'd buy. They JUST opened a Home Goods in my area last weekend! I can't wait to go check it out.
alexlovesjess (at) hotmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

VOTED for you of course. I love Home Goods. Would love to win. I need some new lamps and everything else in the store.

Nancy said...

Voted! and for your board...BONUS!! lol..I love "bonus points" it makes doing pretty much anything more fun! I need to focus on accesorizing our master bedroom, it is in dire need :(. So I would use the gift card for that.
nancy_zaragoza2001@yahoo.com)

Maria said...

Voted for your board! Good luck! I would buy dishes and blog props! Love Home Goods!

Gina Buckner said...

Voted Rustic!!! Love it!! 8)
Pinned & posted on FB
Love, love, love ALL your pins (especially recipes) ;)
Probably would buy.....anything! Lol. Love anything for the house, but also love kitchen gadgets more!!
Thanks!!! ginabuckner@live.com

Jeanettebr said...

I would love to have the freedom of picking whatever my heart desired with a $100 gift card. It would feel like Christmas! We are redoing our 1940's rural home into a more modern/industrial look...so a new piece of art work, lamp or put the $100 toward a gorgeous new rug...would be so heavenly! Thanks for the giveway...and of course I voted for room #3 :)

Jeanettebr said...

and I tweeted about your blog and giveway...thanks again!

Missy said...

Voted for you because the rustic charm was perfection in a vignette! : ) OK - with a Home Goods gift card, I would purchase some much-needed pops of color. My husband and I just got married and are putting our everything into the purchase of our first home. We'll need some color to liven up the empty walls!

Danielle said...

I pinned it! Love all of your boards and follow them all. What a great opportunity to help start the redecorating we need!

Amy said...

I pinned it! I love your blog, Michael! :)

TangoMeg said...

Voted! I'd love this gift card to buy some picture frames!

Sharon Gray said...

I am redoing my dining & kitchen area in Fat Chef decor. I'd use the card to purchase Fat Chef decor for my walls.

Sharon Gray said...

I voted!

Anonymous said...

Just voted!! Liked yours the best anyways:-) Also, repinned it which also goes to Facebook! I would buy pictures/wall decor. In desperate need, haven't bought new in over 5 years!!! Good luck to you;-) kgamble26@gmail.com

Sharon Gray said...

I liked & shared this on Facebook!

ElleAyeBee said...

Voted! I am moving back in with my parents so that I can do an internship in Maryland and am trying to redo my childhood bedroom right now - so a Home Goods giftcard would be GREATLY appreciated! I would buy some pillows and lamps!

ElleAyeBee said...

Pinned :)

designeddecor said...

Shared your blog on my Facebook page also!
https://www.facebook.com/designeddecor

Anonymous said...

done and done. thanks my2sonsa_t@yahoo.com

Hanna Schelling said...

Repinned on Pinterest!

Hanna Schelling said...

I voted! I would buy something fabulous and shabby chic - maybe a tray or crate.

Mary said...

Hi Michael, I voted and re-pinned. Love the Rustic Room and would love to have the floor lamp.

April was in CT now CA said...

I voted!!! We're sprucing up our patio so the GC would go towards that!

mandy lo said...

I voted-- definitely for your look, love it!

I also pinned to pinterest and even posted it to facebook :)

I'd use it to buy something to decorate my glass dinning room table with some fun colors and maybe grab something to finish off corner of the room.

mandy lo said...

oh, my email is mandylo3@yahoo.com

Thanks!!

Lyn said...

Voted!!! I love Homegoods and could really use a gift card since I'm getting my interiors painted next week and changing my color scheme. I need some new accessories.

Elle said...

I'd love to get new sheets and bunches of pillows for the master BR.

Lyn said...

Pinned your giveaway.

Denise Z. said...

Voted! (and yes, I earned bonus points! LOL!) If I were lucky enough to win that gift card, I'd buy much needed things for the new cabin we're hoping to buy. I told my husband IF we are able to get it, I would be able to furnish it on a tight budget--thrifting, garage sales, etc. That gift card would sure be well used!!!

RetroSandie said...

Voted for you!! Again!! I would love a Homegoods gift card-ooh, awesome! I would like some nice sheets, or pretty shelves, or bedroomish, or bathroomish, or kitchenish....or something cool I can't live without! I would have to cruise the entire store!!!!!! Thanks! :-)

Anonymous said...

Pinned. Would love to buy accessories for guest room.

Anonymous said...

Pinned your giveaway. bwatson1216@charter.net

theresa said...

hmm..I would love to purchase something for my empty so-called dining room...its been 3 years now & still no furniture/plan in sight

Denise Z. said...

Liked you on FB!

RetroSandie said...

I also shared to facebook.

RetroSandie said...

I also just pinned it!!!

Jo said...

Of course I voted for board #3! I need soo many things! Moving soon. I think with the gc I'd probably buy some curtains OR some funky lamps and throw pillows! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I voted and pinned! If I won your Home Goods Giveaway I would hunt for some interesting metal trays and small containers to stuff succulents so I can emulate your awesome porch look....just hopin' :-) - thanks, Michael

Life, Crafts and Whatever said...

"You have successfully submitted your vote and entered the sweepstakes. "

I would spend it on some accessories, my mantle needs some attention.

Life, Crafts and Whatever said...

https://twitter.com/jenfur427/status/218523825334259712

JC said...

I voted. I'd get curtains for every room in the house.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/218524270672883713
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I voted! I also pinned it. I love Home Goods, so many things would tempt me, but I bet it would go towards furniture.

Danica B said...

Rustic Hideaway gets my vote : )
dncamup@gmail.com

Danica B said...

I was in Home Goods earlier, and there is a pair of lamps in there with my name on them : ).
dncamup@gmail.com

Diane said...

I voted, love your board! Shared on facebook and will pin.
What would I buy, I don't know but I know I'd have fun trying to decide!

Leigh said...

Rustic Retreat #3 for me. Loved your selections. Home Goods makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop, you don't know what to look at first. Then something just jumps out at you. I might try to restrain myself for the Halloween decor. leigh673@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Voted and yours was the best! I am trying to make a romantic patio area and I know HomeGoods could help with that.

Anonymous said...

Voted!
I would outfit my kitchen at Home Goods....so much fun stuff! And frames....and baskets...and oh so much!
lisajmc@yahoo.com

Lynda Del. said...

I voted for Rustic Retreat#3. I'd buy some bedding.
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Lynda Del. said...

I tweeted - https://twitter.com/Lyndadawinda/status/218560282711179266
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Pinned and tweeted!! I'm a huge fan of yours on Pinterest and I will be moving into a house soon because I'm adding to my little family. I could use the help!!!!

Anonymous said...

Michael, I voted 3 times, 3 consecutive days and then went to vote again and it keeps telling me that I've succeeded my voting and won't take my vote?? gibridge@hughes.net

Angie W said...

I voted for your Rustic Retreat! I love your style. I am looking for a new bedside cabinet. Not a nightstand. Something more substantial and in a super blue color!

Anonymous said...

Voted!!! I need some curtains very badly! I have been avoiding it because I am unsure of what kind to buy. Your input would be appreciated ;) -Ashley (ashes498@gmail.com)

Terri said...

okay... I'm still voting your way!!! (love the room btw)!! already following you, (does that count??) LOL .. Leaving this comment and I pinned.... and when I get my hands on that gift card..... "Bathroom" Stuff at Home Goods!!!!! Love it!!!!! :)

Maggie @ Midwestern Girl said...

VOTED!!! Good luck, Michael! I love your room...;)

I would buy a new rug for our master bedroom...;)

Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Maggie @ Midwestern Girl said...

I pinned it!
http://pinterest.com/pin/84301824245448259/

mwingstedt@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

kathy@winterwoodshomes.com
Check out our website; winterwoodshomes.com
Perfect homes for your Rustic Retreat theme!

Anonymous said...

I voted and pinned. I would by things for the bedroom!!!

Melissa M. said...

Voted for you of course!

We just moved into a new house and we are in need of a Rug

Gina M Maddox said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/218702096302735362

gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Miss Marla said...

voted!!!

With the 100$ gift card i would hit up home goods for all their primatives! LOVE when they have vintage crates and bottles!



marlacannella@yahoo.com

Gina M Maddox said...
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Melissa M. said...

I tweeted!
https://twitter.com/MELISSAKAY2002/status/218702261747068930

Gina M Maddox said...

voted for #3!

I would love to buy new accessories for my master bath!

gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Sam said...

Ok I VOTED!! :) I would definitely buy some decorations...I live in a 2200 sq ft home and literally only have 3 things hanging on walls throughout my entire house and it just doesn't feel like a home... :(

Sam said...

I shared this on Facebook!! :)

Unknown said...

Voted and shared! dejesusidania@yahoo.com

Jeannine said...

Voted! Board #3. Love the tree stump table! I would go straight to kitchen items and dog toys/beds! My two favorite things at HomeGoods!

Unknown said...

Voted and shared. dejesusidania@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Voted!! We are currently adding a reading nook to the top of our stairway, cap cod style home, I would love to add some home goods style to the book shelves and walls!! Thank you for the chance to win! Sarah . Reynoso @ Yahoo (dot) com

mel said...

Voted! I'd by accent pillows and art/decor for my living room walls!

mel said...

Shared on FB too!

Bri + Vincent said...

Just voted for your board! I absolutely love Home Goods and would purchase cute organizers for my craft room or decor items for my son's nursery.

Bri
http://briandvincent.blogspot.com

HG Insider said...

Hi Michael, we're so honored! We love the advice shared in your post. We believe the perfect space is the one that "makes you happy." Follow your dream. Your friends at HomeGoods

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

I voted Michael (for you of course). With a gift card, there is so much I could do in our new home! I am in the process of putting together a guest room, so I would go a long way towards accessorizing the space.

I am so glad you got to have this experience this. Keep reaching for the stars. You can totally do it!! =)

Unknown said...

I would use it to buy some lamp shades and then decorate them with shadows stenciled on the inside! Love that look. I also am in desperate need of a entry way stand to keep my 'key bowl' on!

I totally voted for the rustic even though I didn't realize it was yours. Awesome!

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

I posted about your Give-away on Our Southern Table's Facebook page!

Missy Martin said...

I voted...EXTRA BONUS POINTS!!! ;D. Love Home Goods & it would be hard to chose but leaning towards area rug. :)

citymouse said...

Voted.

I would use the gift card towards the "study" redo I am planning for September. It is currently a bedroom but as my birds fly the nest, rooms are finally freeing up and I am looking forward to a space of my own!

Kim Moritz said...

Voted . Tables or rugs for our new home

Happy Tummy Point said...

* I voted for your design after reviewing all the designs and found yours to be the most warm and welcoming.
* I pinned the sweepstakes on my design blogs section of pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/47710077273027739/

* I just bought my first home, a townhouse in the city, in January and I've been slowly redesigning it to match my love of mid-century danish furniture. None of my pieces are genuine pieces, but they at least give the warm feel of my favorite style. I would use the gift card towards the purchase of the high gloss grey EXPEDIT 4x4 shelving unit from IKEA to use in my first official office / workout room. I'm excited to finally have a separate room outside of my bedroom space and this shelf would be a wonderful addition to the room so I can store my magazines and papers and finally get them off the floor. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80071319/#/70196428

tinaObeana said...

Voted and shared on FB and tweeted! I am in desperate need of accessories to add color and pull my new room together.
Love your pins, I get so many ideas from you- thanks :o)

Heather Brown said...

I LOVE your rustic room. I am obsessed withe the Chevron rug and the splash of yellow in your pillows. I also pinned it!!

Gina B said...

voted for you! If I won the GC, I would go crazy in the kitchen/dining area!

Gina B said...

I also pinned the post!
http://pinterest.com/pin/139400550936586371/

One Lucky Girl said...
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Mindy Faith said...

I tweeted the post...I'm a soon to be newly wed, and need more accessories to make our place feel a little more like what we feel when we're together..more like home :-)
https://twitter.com/#!/mindygroseclose

Tinyhouse said...

voted!! I would buy a new bedspread for my son room! He needs it badly!

Tailored Spaces said...

I voted for yours!! I'll be returning daily to vote as well. I would buy some wall art for my living room and maybe a mirror for my dining area as well if I find a good sale :)

Tinyhouse said...

I just shared the post on facebook..did I mention that I would buy my son a new bedspread!

Tailored Spaces said...

I just tweeted!!

One Lucky Girl said...

I voted! Tag..you were it! Your design seemed to be more along the lines of your article above about bringing the outside in! Way to go and good luck!
I also pinned and shared your room on facebook to help spread the word!
If (I mean...WHEN) I win the gift card I will use it for our bathroom remodel. We just started this week by taking out the bathtub to extend the shower. With all the glass blocks for the shower wall and the tiles for the side walls we don't have much left over for accessories. So...you would finish the room for us! ;)
kacyerin@gmail.com

One Lucky Girl said...

Pinned & Facebooked!
kacyerin@gmail.com

Michelle C. (St.Louis) said...

LOVE the Rustic Retreat!!!! So comforting. I Voted :)

Michelle C. (St.Louis) said...

I tweeted your fabu giveaway :) threeharesdecor@gmail.com
ps: If I win I would use this to decorate my new home office/craft room for the store I'm planning on opening :)

shaunapc said...

I shared on Pinterest. I also didn't add to my first comment what I would buy from HomeGoods... tough question.. but we are trying to re-do our living room and bedroom.. so I would say I would get new pictures for the walls!

shaunapc said...

I don't think my other comment posted.. I didn't sign in to Google.. so.. my first comment was.. I voted for #3 before I read the giveaway entries and your little comment that that one was yours!! So.. I definitely like #3 the best!!

Cara Leckenby said...

(One) It's really not very difficult to vote for your charming living room board. So adorable! I voted! (Two) I live in the Pacific Northwest, where summer is rumored to NEVER be arriving (it's 54 degrees this morning), but I'm an optimist, and should I win a gift cert, I would purchase something charming for the garden. (Three) I share your fabulousness with my FB buddies! (Four) Thank you !

Unknown said...

Voted for #3! I love HomeGoods too and would probably buy some goodies for the bedroom or office that I am currently re-styling. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Miss Charming said...

I would put the card toward a cool new area rug. (Love HomeGoods!)

Cara Leckenby said...

(Five) Because I adore this, I posted it again in case my FB buddies missed it the first time. :-)

Michelle said...

I voted for #3. ;) It really is my favorite...loving the curtains, furniture and bees! I would spend the gift card on decor for my dining and family rooms. Thanks for a chance to win!

Bev Ebersole said...

I voted for #3 board. Love the rustic look. I would buy a new rug for my family room.

Bev Ebersole said...

I pin this contest.

Unknown said...

I voted (rustic warms my heart) and shared on FB. If I won the HomeGoods giftcard, I'd defintely buy some luxurious spa towels for my bathroom!

Unknown said...

Voted for my favorite #3!!! I am working on a home office and need office storage.

Unknown said...

Shared on FB

ss said...

Voted for #3....like it BEST!!! I could use somethings to refresh our home.........it is getting a bit stale. Thanks for the opportunity...enjoy your blog and pins.

Kathleen said...

I was in Home Goods 2 weeks ago and I saw several rustic looking accessories that I just loved but didn't have the cash for at the time. Big baskets with numerals on them, wire laundry baskets & some to-die-for canvas artwork. It was one of those days that I shouldn't have gone inside knowing I didn't have the spare cash, but walked out so inspired and haven't stopped thinking about it since!!! $100 goes a long way in Home Goods!!

Kathleen said...

Pinned it!
Because I'm a PIN-A-SAUR-US!
http://pinterest.com/pin/133208101448951946/

Paige ODonnell said...

I voted and I love your style. Posted on FB too. I Pin a lot of your ideas now I need to stop my Pinning addiction and start doing! Michael's the best!

Clare said...

Voted!
I'm in the process of changing a lot of things in my apartment, so I would love to use the gift card towards that

Joyce G said...

Voted for you! I love Home Goods and I would buy a chair for my bedroom with the gift card ... or a new lamp .... or a mirror ... or a picture ... oh my, the possibilities are endless :)

Heather- heather.adele16@gmail.com said...

Wow! Pinned your giveaway and your contest board-LOVE your Rustic Bee theme.
My boyfriend and I just bought our first home two months ago, and boy is it a fixer-upper! We have been working feverishly, and we're so excited to see it finally coming together. I know Home Goods would have the perfect thing for us to finish our bathroom...or the guest room...or the master...or the kitchen...or the, well, you get the idea!
LOOOOVE your pins and your blog! Most thoroughly enjoyable blog I've found! Thank You!

Kim Myles said...

I loved speaking with you, too! As far as 'feeling the passion for design through the phone', please know that that is exactly the energy that YOU have as well. Sending you all kinds of happy design mojo, Michael!

Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil said...

I voted (of course), the room is gorgeous!

Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil said...

I tweeted! BTW I would buy some cute new kitchen supplies!

emt817ftw said...

I voted for the Rustic living room. I would purchase new throw pillows for my living room. Just got new flooring, and I want to brighten it up. Thanks.

Lisa Wilcox said...

I would buy some accent pieces to add color~ pillows & maybe a new area rug.

Lisa Wilcox said...

Posted this on my Facebook page! Love your Facebook page & following (stalking? =)! ) you on Pinterest.

Lisa Wilcox said...

Posted this on my Facebook page! Love your Facebook page & following (stalking? =)! ) you on Pinterest.

Kim said...

I voted, for #3 :) (it really as my fave anyway). I would get some lamps for our nightstands. I had my eye on a few the other day!

Liz said...

Voted! We are moving in about 2 months and we desperately need to redecorate our apartment! Recently married and haven't had time or funds to do much.

Kim said...

Whoops forgot to add my email with last comment. I also just pinned too.

Speechteach224@aol.com

Amy Larcombe said...

I love the bumblebee print so much!! If I didn't buy that, I'd buy some badly needed sheets and towels!
Voted (for your design), and can be reached at amy.larc@gmail.com

Thank You. You have successfully submitted your vote and entered the sweepstakes.

RosannaRox said...

Fabulous Giveaway; Voted for the Rustic Living ROom!! :D

RosannaRox said...

$100 Giftcard would be used for BATHROOM Decor, 3 bathrooms are SO Plain!! I'd LOVEEE to make them FABULOUS! ;-)

RosannaRox said...

Shared on FB!!

RosannaRox said...

Tweeted!! https://twitter.com/ROSANNA_ROX

RosannaRox said...

PINNED; http://pinterest.com/pin/193443746464981451/

ElaineD said...

Michael, I voted for yours because that's the one i liked best!!
If I win the gift card, I'm going shopping for my son's new condo!! He's 20, a recent college grad, just started his first job in another state, and he bought a condo because the mortgage payment was cheaper than rent there!
Boy, he has NOTHING, so needs it all - sure makes me appreciate my bridal shower (I didn't move away from home until I got married) so much more - it's hard to have to get all that stuff yourself!

Anonymous said...

Hello Michael, I did vote. I truly like your style, that is why I follow everthing you do and have received many hours of inspiration from you. Thank you. If I were to win the Give Away I would probably use the money to help my daughter decorate my grandchild's bedroom. She is 6 yrs. old and moving into her own room and not sharing with her sister anymore. I could dream of all kinds of ways to make it special for her. Please contact me @ emipie2000@yahoo.com, not just if I win but I would appreciate any ideas you might have. Thank you. Lisa P.S. I also spread this on facebook and pintrest.

Kim Schadrack said...

I pinned and voted! If I won I would replace a new rug that the dog recently ruined.

Barbara Scheihing said...

I voted for my favorite style and I entered the "Giveaway". If I were to win the $100 I would spend it on bedding. It's the area I spend the least of my money on.

Tina said...

I voted. I would buy a new rug
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/218855883831132160
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Anonymous said...

voted!! i'd probably buy new crib bedding. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/218862463993659392 scg00387@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

voted! Rm 3 of course.Would get pillows to update my sofa.
Love your blog!

Evan G. Cooper said...

I know you are just Thrilled!! So happy for you!

Janice said...

Voted today. I love, love Home Goods. I would buy some accessories for the bedroom and living room. I would also like a new rug for the den.
tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

Janice said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/218900787781308416
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BellaElla said...

HI! I just voted for your board, LOVE IT!!! If I were to win the $100 dollars I would buy much needed window treatment for my naked windows. Just bought a house with my fiance, and we have resorted to FOIL on some of the windows, so people can't see in at night..."how embarrassing!!!!" The neighbors are probably thinking "OH NO There Goes The Neighborhood!" The $100 would help with that, with the wedding a few months away it seems like money just runs out the door, like a dog chasing the post man. Sheesh.

BellaElla said...

HI! I also shared this on a PIN! Such an awesome giveaway, who doesn't like home goods!?!

Anonymous said...

I voted! Definitely would buy art work for my office - its so fare, people are asking if I'm going to quit! :-)

Anonymous said...

Love it!!! would love to have some accessories for my bathroom re-due.

agatewood1 said...

Voted for you! ♥ your board! I would buy a new mirror for my living room wall. Thanks!
ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

agatewood1 said...

https://twitter.com/shuggysmommy/status/219188403839836160
ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

Carolyn G said...

I voted for the Rustic Hideaway! Good luck because it is the best

Alexandrina Andre said...

I voted and I was torned because I liked rustic hideaway but I also liked coastal escape and honestly I voted for coastal Escape b/c I felt rustic hideaway was more for someone older then I am but I really did like rustic hideaway for two reasons and that was the lamp and the mirror set they were really unique looking and if I did get the gift card I would use it to decorate my dorm room for my first year at Stetson University!!! =)

Anonymous said...

Shared on Facebook...Love the log table, yellow glass lamp, my kind of style!

Eligonma said...

Just voted!
Thanks for this giveaway. I'm in need of a new rug for my living room.

Eligonma said...

Tweeted about this giveaway:
https://twitter.com/Eligonma/status/219395753947308032

Emily N. said...

I voted.
emilynwins at gmail dot com

Emily N. said...

forgot to say that I'd get some new pillow in previous comment.
I tweeted
https://twitter.com/prizepuzzle/status/219484482305130496

emilynwins at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I voted for a room and I really am needing to buy a rug for our living room!

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I tweeted too

https://twitter.com/jrwarfield/status/219524307049656321

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Katie R said...

voted! accessories and a rug! :)

Katie R said...

I tweeted :)

Ashley said...

Voted. Your gruel was the best though! ;)

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