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Lindsay Nicole Design Giveaway Winner!

Monday, November 15th, 2010

It’s time to announce the winner of the Lindsay Nicole Design Giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered and sharing some of your favorite blogs with all of us. Among the most popular favorites: Pioneer Woman, Young House Love and Making it Lovely. And now for the winner…

Congratulations to Britta, I will pass on your email to Lindsay and she will be in touch with you shortly.

For the rest of you, I still have some exciting news! Lindsay is offering a Twig & Thistle readers $10 off for the month of November on any custom or template designs. Just enter in code “Twig” at checkout to receive the discount.

Minted Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

I hope everyone is liking all these giveaways because I’ve got another big one to announce today! Minted, known for their sophisticated and customizable cards and paper goods, is offering a $100 gift card to one lucky T&T reader! With a huge selection and amazing designs to choose from, there’s a card for everyone. With the holidays around the corner, this is a great opportunity to get those cards you’ve always wanted.

I received a sample pack and got to see a lot of these cards up close and I was so impressed! Each one comes with the option to add a coordinating envelope liner, wrap around address label and back-of-card design. You even get to choose from a selection of colors, fonts and paper weights!

As if that weren’t enough paper goodness, Minted just launched a new line of photo calendars! These would make for a creative and fun family gift. You can even mix and match calendar themes or pick your favorite layouts for each month.

To enter to win:

1. Visit Minted to view their Holiday and Christmas card selection.
2. leave a note in the comments saying which Minted card design is your favorite.
3. Be sure to include your email address along with your first name and last initial. Only one entry per person please!

Giveaway closes Tuesday, November 16th at 10pm PST. One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the comments and announced Friday, October 19th. Best wishes to everyone!

Lindsay Nicole Design Giveaway!

Friday, November 5th, 2010

As I mentioned earlier, I have an exciting giveaway to announce today. Lindsay Nicole Design, one of our lovely new sponsors, has offered to award a lucky winner one free Blogger template ($40 value). *Note: Templates are for Blogger/blogspot blogs only.

Lindsay specializes in custom and template blog designs. From design concept to installation, she creates a blog that fits both the authors personal and written style. The winner will receive:
• A fully-funtional, unique blogger template – they can choose any template from her collection!
• Complete Installation of new template
• Customization of pictures and blog title in blog header
• Specialty fonts on header and post-titles (as shown in template preview)
• Setup of standard widgets (About, Archive, Labels, Followers)
• Unique background pattern (as shown in template preview)
*The winner can also choose to add-on extra custom features at their own expense (available add-ons listed here)

This is a great prize and a fantastic opportunity if you’ve wanted to revamp or start a blog of your own and don’t have all the skills or tools to design one.

To enter to win:
1. Visit the Lindsay Nicole Design Studio to see her template shoppe.
2. Leave a comment at the end of this post telling us what your favorite blog is (not including Twig & Thistle – obviously! wink!)
3. Include your email address along with your first name and last initial. Only one entry per person please!

Giveaway closes Friday, November 12th at 10pm PST. One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the comments and announced Monday, November 15th.

Good luck everyone!

And the Winner is…

Friday, October 29th, 2010

I am so excited to announce the winner of the Small Talk Studio Giveaway today. But before I do, I wanted to thank Alyssa Nassner for creating such wonderful and playful work and so generously offering to giveaway such a great gift.

Everyone’s stories of who they’d take in a hot air ballon if given the chance were touching, hilarious and inspiring. I enjoyed reading each and every comment and I honestly think this was by far the most entertaining giveaway yet. Thank you to everyone who entered! And now, for the winner…

Congratulations to Tanya, you are one lucky lady! I will be in touch with you shortly. If you aren’t Miss W., you can still purchase your own print or cards through the Small Talk shop and get updates by visiting the blog.

T&T for Better Homes & Gardens Part IV

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

First of all, I just want to thank everyone again for all your kind words and votes over the last few weeks. The Better Homes & Gardens contest has been a ton of work and loads of fun but it’s even better knowing I have so much support!

Today is the beginning of the forth and final leg! For this round, myself and the other three bloggers, were asked to make an outdoor display for the fall season. I wanted to create a pretty arrangement with a hint of Halloween spirit. All it took was a mix of store bought items, a few cans of spray paint and some simple arranging. Below are the materials and instructions to create your own.

See what the other bloggers have been up to and vote for your favorite at! And don’t forget, you can vote once a day!

Pumpkins in varying sizes
Matte Black Spray Paint
Gold Spray Paint
Black Vinyl Sticker Numbers (Found at local art supply stores)
Spiky Plants (I used 2 Cordyline Plants)
Black Halloween Wreath (Found at Target)
Black Urns (Found at Target)
Black Ribbon

1. Wash and throughly dry pumpkins. Once completley dry, spray paint pumpkins in desired colors. I choose to make one gold to stand out.
2. While the pumpkins are drying, spray paint plants in the same or a complimentary shade of spray paint. Try to find a plant that looks full but has few leaves. It can take some time to paint all the leaves so the fewer the better.
3. Once the pumpkins have dried, place your house numbers where desired taking care to align and center them.
4. Now with all the pieces ready, it’s time to decorate! Using some black ribbon, hang the wreath on the front of your door. Flank either side with a black urn filled will brilliant gold plants. To complete the look, place the pumpkins to one side so that you can clearly see the house numbers. Done and ready for trick-or-treaters!
*BIG thanks to my friends Gordon and Lisa for letting me use their beautiful home for this project! I was so inspired by their amazing entry way and knew it would be the perfect setting. Gordon also took all these fabulous shots for me. I got a few pictures myself but they didn’t compare to what he managed to capture. Thanks G & L!!!