Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Your Picks. Your Place. Updates // $100 Pottery Barn Giveaway!!

I'm back again with lots of updates to Apartment Guide's Your Picks. Your Place. Sweepstakes. First, the second round winners have been announced. A HUGE congrats to my friend Maryanne over at Domestically Speaking as her design board had the most votes. I can see why, I just love it! That chandelier is so fun! 




Apartment Guide also announced the two $250 winners for the second round. Congrats ladies! 



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In other exciting news, Apartment Guide has created a fun memory game and my face is one of the pieces to the puzzle! I'm not kidding. Check it out here.  






Pretty cool, right. I can honestly say that's a first. I love it! 

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When you are finished playing memory, don't forget to take a moment and head on over to Your Picks. Your Place. to vote and you will be automatically entered to win. It's that simple.
This is what my board looks like on the site ...


And this is where I'm shamelessly asking begging you to vote for me! (I feel like I'm running for class president or something.)  There are some other fabulous bloggers participating and I don't think I actually win anything other than bragging rights, so winning isn't a huge deal, but it would still be pretty amazing.

 Your votes for my boards are beyond appreciated.


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You can also visit the three other fabulous bloggers who are participating in this project...

Jamiely from I Heart Naptime
Diane from In My Own Style
Maryann from Domestically Speaking

From now through August 14th I will share two more design boards (Office and Bedroom) at which time you will be able to vote on those as well. Remember you can vote once a day.

I can't thank you enough for your support and your votes during this sweepstakes. You are amazing! Thank you!!!
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Okay, now for the part you've been waiting for - This week's Giveaway. Here are the details..


*The Prize*
$100 Pottery Barn Gift Card 

*Enter to Win*

TWO chances to win:
1. Visit Your Picks. Your Place. and vote for your favorite Dining
 Room Design Board (Round Two). Feel free to vote for the Board you like best. Though, bonus points will be awarded to those voting for Board #3 - Southern Bungalow. (Hint - this is my board) Then leave a comment below telling me what you'd buy with your $100 Potter Barn 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 31st. I will announce the winner in a post of Wednesday, August 1st.


*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.

147 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I voted for Southern Bungalow (my username is Mary Happymommy in case you need to verify).

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/228170337798475778

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Young At Heart Mommy said...

I voted for Industrial Loft

jjawny1@yahoo.com

I would use the GC to buy wall art for my daughter's room :)

Young At Heart Mommy said...

I tweeted

https://twitter.com/ToodiesMomma/status/228170917786816512

Dead Flowers said...

Awesome giveaway! I'd use the gift card toward a rug for my dining room!

Sovanna Chhith said...

Even before I knew about this giveaway I've been voting for the Southern Bungalow board! Love everything about it. If I were to get a $100 gift card from Pottery Barn, I would definitely be purchasing some decor for my apartment. I'm moving out of my own for the very first time in my life so this would be a great start for me.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Denise M said...

i voted for Southern Bungalow even before i saw you had done it!

uclangel422 at yahoo dot com

Sovanna Chhith said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.

https://twitter.com/notvanna/status/228173217863454720

Elena said...

voted for Southern Bungalow 7/25

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

Voted for Southern Bungalow and I would buy some decor for my bedroom

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/228174677586096128

elena150980@yahoo.com

slip4 said...

voted for yours! I would buy some fall pillows from PB.

melissa said...

I voted for Southern Bungalow. I would buy a new rug from PB. Thanks!
itlnprncss29@aol.com

Chantal said...

I voted for yours. If I won I would get some decorative accessories for fall.

chantalsorders (at) gmail (dot) com

Erin C. Young said...

i voted! :)
i would get some great pillows for fall.
erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

Erin C. Young said...

i tweeted about this giveaway. :)
erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

Raylan said...

I love the magnifying glass sconces at PB. Would love them over my fireplace :)

Rhonda said...

I voted for you Michael, new to this blog world, LOVE IT , good luck !! I would buy a pretty rug from PB !!

JOOBY said...

I voted and pinned and shared via facebook

I would totally use it to buy Mr. Bones - how cute is he for my front porch on Halloween??

http://www.potterybarn.com/products/outdoor-mr-bones-hanging-lifesize-skeleton/?pkey=cdecorative-accents

Jeanettebr said...

voted...of course for your room! If I won the $100 Pottery Barn card I would buy a beautiful new light fixture for our living room...ours broke and we in the dark! eek

Jeanettebr said...

just tweeted the giveaway...thanks!
https://twitter.com/jeanettebru/status/228186102912131073

Nancy said...

I retweeted the giveaway on twitter https://twitter.com/inspiredbycharm/status/228169187518976000

Nancy said...

I pinned the giveaway and shared the pin via twitter https://twitter.com/eyewonit/status/228185574371127297

Mollie D said...

http://pinterest.com/pin/223491200228996919/

pinned it! Good Luck!

molliedivine at gmail

Mud Pie Studio said...

I voted! I would purchase new decor for our master room and guest room! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mud Pie Studio said...

Also pinned the giveaway information on my Pinterest!

Jodi said...

What a great contest! I'd pick up a new light fixture for my foyer with the gift card -- probably a Moravian star or the Whitney fluted glass pendant.

Calli said...

I voted for southern bungalow!
I'd buy a new bedspread for my bedroom.
geminicalli at yahoo dot com

Karriaagzh said...

Voted for you and pinned it:
http://pinterest.com/pin/19281104625398279/
I'd use the money for a rug for my son's new apartment. We love PB's style.

Southern Mom said...

I voted for your Southern Bungalow. Loved it. I would use the gift card to buy something for my new home office.

Southern Mom said...

Also tweeted about your board. Hope you win!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great room! I voted!!!

michelle delp said...

I would buy drapes from Pottery Barn! And I voted southern Bungalow. delpgang@npacc.net

michelle delp said...

I pinned your post. Michelle Delp

Kelly said...

Voted for Southern Bungalow. I would buy the Calhoun Glass Pendant. I think it would look fabulous in my hall.

JC said...

I voted today. Would like to get some JUTE BRAID PILLOW COVERS

JC said...

https://www.facebook.com/tcarolinep/posts/392354230819740

Maria Blanco said...

I absolutely love your Southern Bungalow office! The botanical print, lamp, drafting board, garden stool... I know you designed it just for me! ;)
I Tweeted, G+'ed, Liked, Pinned and (of course) Voted!

Best of luck to you. You deserve it!

Maria dot BlancoBotanicals at gmail dot com

kellyr78 said...

I voted for the Southern Bungalow.
kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

kellyr78 said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/Kellydinpa/status/228202073383120896

kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Janelle said...

I voted for the Southern Bungalow. Good job on your part!
Oh how I love Pottery Barn! Let's see I have been looking at vases, candle holders, and bookcase I would love!
It would get put to good use.

peachspark at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

i voted! good luck! i'd use it to buy a new mirror for our wall. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/228209401771745280 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

KitKat said...
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Allison said...

I voted! I would probably save the GC for holiday season as I LOVE their Christmas decorations!

KitKat said...

I voted! Love your style and congrats on seeing your face on the memory game.

I would use the gift card to help my daughter decorate her first place when she moves out in September. All the help she can get, right?

Rachelle said...

I voted for Rustic Hideaway. That globe just got me. I would use the gift card for a new rug under my kitchen table. Maybe them I won't have to mop as much, haha!

shelliellie@gmail.com

KitKat said...

And I tweeted!

Eligonma said...

Voted!
I would buy pillow inserts!

One Desperate Mom said...

Voted! I desperately need a new couch. PB gift card would help this problem (and make my husband ok with shopping at PB).

Eligonma said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/Eligonma/status/228212072029249536

shannon i olson said...

tweeted the giveaway with #potterybarn, shannoniolson

Mandi said...

I voted for you, though rustic hidaway was close ;). I am inspired by your pins, and will use the gift card to buy accents for the new home we are building that reflect the peacful country home we are creating.

A said...

I voted! And I would buy a huge basket to put in my living room to house my Pottery Barn throws:)

Whitney said...

I would love to get a rug for my new apartment, or maybe some new bedding!

Whitney said...

I pinned a link to your giveaway! Thanks!

keshakeke said...

I voted and I would use the gift card for a new rug for my living room!
keshakeke@aol.com

keshakeke said...

I tweeted this giveaway!
https://twitter.com/keshakeke/status/228213573472641026
keshakeke@aol.com

Katie said...

I voted for you and shared on Pinterest!

I would love this giftcard because I am an undergrad student at Towson University and am moving into my FIRST apartment! A little decorating help from such an amazing store would be incredible!

Lyddymick said...

=]] I always love the natural wood pencils (your board had them). =] If I got any amount to spend at Pottery Barn it would almost definitely go towards their Vintage Bowling Set. You can't find anything like it anywhere- I've looked ;) Otherwise I'd probably go for a couple cute and awsome things such as their Breakfast Glass Canisters. gah PB:)

Lyddymick said...

And of course, Facebooked it =]

Lyddymick said...

And of course, Facebooked it =]

Robin Permenter said...

Voted and recommended on Facebook! I would LOVE to win the Pottery Barn gift certificate to get things for my Mom for her new house. My email address is RobinP5380@gmail.com

Brook said...

Such a great office design. It had a nice blend of color and wood.
If I won I would put the gift card towards the Tanner console table I have been eyeing for the last 8 months.

Jensen said...

I voted for you! :) I would use the card to buy a dining room rug. :)

Irishnana said...

I voted for the VERY charming Southern Bungalow (loved it even before I saw it was you) and I pinned the info about the giveaway http://pinterest.com/pin/231231762088537738/

Anonymous said...

I voted for southern bungalow, I would buy pillows from Pottery Barn. Love your stuff and PB's too.

Nancy said...

I voted! I would also buy a fabulous rug!

Lisa @ 3 girls and 1 boy said...

TWEETED!!! https://twitter.com/3girlsandoneboy/status/228222738400178176

Erin Kaven said...

Of course I voted for your board. I feel like we are design soul siblings!! IF I won a pottery barn gc I would put it towards their bed/desk loft combo for my 9 year old. I'm saving up for it as he is currently putting up with my red painted antiques bedroom set that was my grandma's.

Lisa @ 3 girls and 1 boy said...

I voted for ya!!! OMG I would probably snag a couple mason jar drink dispensers!! LOOOOVE THEM

Erin Kaven said...

Michael I put your contest on Pinterest one minute ago. Good luck to us both!!

Aimee said...

Voted for Southern Bungalow. I love love love it!! If I win I would want to decorate my hubby and mine;s first house. We move in Wednesday and it's all so new for us! :) so excited!!!

-Aimee, aimee.the.great@gmail.com

Aimee said...

Posted about giveaway on my facebook! -Aimee, aimee.the.great@gmail.com

cookyanimal said...

I love that desk. I voted and pinned!

Anonymous said...

I voted for you and pinned. Would purchase duvet cover at PB for our bed. bwatson1216l@charter.net

Anonymous said...

I voted and posted to my FB wall.

Rachel A. said...

I'd buy curtains. :)
rlam @ umn-dot-edu

sandy w said...

I would probably use it for new glasses. Mine are looking a little worn

Robin Allen said...

Sorry, I voted Industrial. :( Yours was a close second, though! Good luck.

I have never been to Pottery Barn, but I have seen they have some Star Wars stuff for my boys' room, so that's probably what I'd go for!

Robin Allen said...

I tweeted twice:

https://twitter.com/kitchenventures/status/228241779202338816

https://twitter.com/kitchenventures/status/228240879389904897

Jake n Kait said...

I'd use a giftcard towards a new rug!!

Ashley said...

I voted for southern bungalow and I'd get some decor for my living room.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Stefanie Smith Roy said...

Hey there Michael--I voted!! For your southern bungalow, of course.

I re-pinned your pin on pinterest and posted it to my facebook page.
I need a new door-mat, that's what I need to purchase from Pottery Barn!
Thanks for all your inspiration--
Stef.
sdroy@homesc.com

Anonymous said...

Michael, you had me with the pink chair!! I voted for and pinned your picture under my decorating favs. (My pins of yours are always repinned!) What would I do with the Pottery Barn gc....something for my daughter who is fighting Stage 4 breast cancer. (that's why I love the pink chair!) momssmith@yahoo.com

MANDY83 said...

i voted for you and I would buy a rug and some decorative pillows! good luck!

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

MANDY83 said...

https://twitter.com/aes529/status/228274487899074560

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

Carrie said...

Love all your recipes and designs. I voted for you and I think I would buy a cool lantern or something for my patio!

Staci Zeller said...

If I won the gift card I would probably get something for the nursery. I have also shared your link on my facebook page.

smarolda@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

I voted!

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I Tweeted

https://twitter.com/jrwarfield/status/228278390212407297

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Whytney Ahern said...

I voted! I would love to buy some new throw pillows from Pottery Barn. I love the Grain Sack Stripe!

Whytney Ahern said...

I pinned the giveaway!

Cheryl said...

I'd use the gift card to buy the wide Holman Picture Ledge in brown for my living room.

Sallie said...

I shared the post on Facebook!

Sallie said...

It will be hard to choose what to get from Pottery Barn, should I win. My bedroom has a beach theme and they have a lot of great stuff- coral, mercury shells, glass lamps, etc. I voted for southern bungalow.

Sallie said...

It will be hard to choose what to get from Pottery Barn, should I win. My bedroom has a beach theme and they have a lot of great stuff- coral, mercury shells, glass lamps, etc. I voted for southern bungalow.

crwilliams said...

I would buy some new pots. My email is charlinewilliams60@gmail.com

crwilliams said...

Shared the giveaway via a tweet. My email is charlinewilliams60@gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

Shared on Facebook!

Elizabeth said...

If I win, that money will go towards getting a cozy rug for our bedroom.

Kathy W said...

I voted for you!

Kathy W said...

After browsing the Pottery Barn site it would take me some time to make a final decision but it would probably be lighting or a rug.

Anonymous said...

I chose Southern Bungalow...it's a beautiful design that I would love to have. I posted on my twitter account...check it out on yrwolf. If I won the Pottery Barn certificate I would buy something for my husband since he's been ill (and he always encourages me to decorate the house the way I like!).

Yvonne

Kathy W said...

I posted on Facebook.

April was in CT now CA said...

I'd put it toward a new quilt!!

Lizzie Ticona said...

I'd buy a quilt and a stuffed animal for my baby boy who's coming in 9 wks!

Lizzie Ticona said...

Shared giveaway on twitter: https://twitter.com/LizTicona/status/228334937902837760

trishden said...

Hello, Good luck with the vote, I love the Southern Bungalo office. I am in need of lighting and I would get the Madeline Sconce. Thanks for a great giveaway!

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

trishden said...

I tweeted this out on Twitter here:
https://twitter.com/trishden/status/228337315204984832

Thanks!
@trishden

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

Samantha said...

I would use that gift card on the PBTeen organization items. I just love that whole line!!

Sheila Overturf said...

I repinned!!

Sheila Overturf said...

I shared to facebook too!!

Courtney B said...

i voted! and i would use it towards a new couch!!

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Courtney B said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/228474859796168706

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Jenna Bridge said...

I voted for Southern Bungalow, and because I really did like it! :) ...and I can't tell you what I would do with a Pottery Barn gift card yet because I am in love with EVERYTHING there and would have to plan out it's best use!

Linh C. said...

I voted for Southern Bungalow because I really like the look.

chinlai(at)bellsouth(dot)net

MamaStace said...

voted for southern bungalow.I think I'd buy some decor for my plant shelves. Not sure what because they have so many beautiful things!!

Nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

MamaStace said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/aMomOfBoys/status/228576164833292289

Nathansmommy619(At)Aol(dot)com

Allison said...

I would buy new bedding for my bed.

Sherry M. said...

I there, I voted for the very lovely Southern Bungalow! I would buy some lighting for my new house!

Sherry M. said...

I there, I voted for the very lovely Southern Bungalow! I would buy some lighting for my new house!

Sherry M. said...

I also pinned- thanks!

http://pinterest.com/pin/27514247694239285/

ellen b said...

I been voting for southern bungalow - I would buy some items for the living room
elliebunny at hotmail dot com

ellen b said...

https://twitter.com/elliebunny24/status/228627442150031360
elliebunny at hotmail dot com

Tina said...

I voted for the very lovely Southern Bungalow and i'd get FRINGED HAND-LOOMED RUG - BLUE SMOKE
merleandtina@Yahoo.com

Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/228643343737950209
merleandtina@Yahoo.com

ehwiley said...

I've been voting for you all week! :)
I'd buy some accessories for my deck from Pottery Barn.

ehwiley said...

I tweeted about the giveaway here:
https://twitter.com/edubz96/status/228680417149071360

Mrs. S said...
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Mrs. S said...

I voted for Southern Bungalow! I would buy bedding from Pottery Barn.


mdsullins@gmail.com

Mrs. S said...

I shared about the contest and your blog on Pinterest.


http://pinterest.com/pin/63050463503959362/




mdsullins@gmail.com

steve said...

I voted for southern bungalow - I could use some kitchen items
northwds at hotmail dotcom

steve said...

https://twitter.com/northwds28/status/228963376389320704
northwds at hotmail dotcom

kimmysue said...

I voted for Southern bungalow. I am glad that there were sources provided for the products you used- I love the desk and the desk lamp!

kimmysue said...

Yikes, my comment posted before I was ready! I would use my gift card to buy some nice white dishes.

kimmysue said...

Tweeted about your giveaway! https://twitter.com/mostcreative1/status/229031005607047168

Maria Blanco said...

Still voting and "sharing" for you. It's become a compulsion for me...I like your Southern Bungalow office design SO much! I've finally decided that if I were to win the gift card I'd have to invest in the beautiful Delaney Rattan Dining Chairs at Pottery Barn. ...now, to decide on which color(s)... LOL

Sara Galindez said...

I voted for the Industrial Loft, but it was really hard trying to decide between the four this time.

As for the gift card, I'm completely unsure of what to get... I don't think I've ever seen a PB catalog that didn't leave me wanting everything in it, so it would be a tough decision.

Sara Galindez said...

Pinned a link to your giveaway.

Laura Jacobson said...

I voted for the Southern Bungalow! That is so neat! If I won I would buy a wreath for my front door! My front door is pretty ugly! I think a wreath would really help! I love the FAUX MIXED LEAF WREATH for fall! Beautiful!
landfjacobson @ charter.net

Laura Jacobson said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/Ilovemybeagle2/status/229269115850862593
landfjacobson @ charter.net

Gina M (crave to save) said...

I voted 7/29


Thanks for the chance to win!
gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Gina M (crave to save) said...

tweet-https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/229535622853976065

gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Carmen Nuland said...

I voted for Board #3 - Southern Bungalow in Round 2. I might use it against the purchase of a new sofa. Our is dirty, but worse, it's starting to tear in places difficult to repair

spike. said...

I'd use the giftcard for some new pillows for my living room.

eorban said...

Thanks for the giveaway and the awesome inspiration you provide! I'd buy some table ware!