1 YEAR BLOGIVERSARY: The Best Of + Thirty One Giveaway!

Yep, it’s hard to believe I started this blog one year ago. I’ve had such an amazing time creating new projects and making new friends; it still amazes me how much this little blog has become such an integral part of my life!

So to celebrate, I’m having some fantastic giveaways this week (to say THANK YOU for the love & support) and I’m going to share a little bit more about ME each day!

So today’s topic?

My Daughter’s Bedroom Makeover
I turned my daughter’s hot pink mess of a bedroom into a room she can really grow into. I painted the room a light blue, stenciled an accent wall, purchased new bedding and added some finishing touches.

Master Bedroom Makeover
I wanted to make our bedroom light and bright! We kept our black furniture, but added a white-washed wood panel accent wall, new bedding, fun & funky dry erase boards, and some fabulous accessories.

My Brother’s Bedroom Furniture Transformation
My brother and his new wife has mismatched furniture when they moved into their new home. To give everything new life, I painted all the pieces black and added new hardware. LOVED this project!

Stone Kitchen Backsplash
I was trying to make sense of my grey countertops and orange oak cabinets. This past year we installed this stone backsplash that really brought together the two colors. I’m happy for now, but see painted cabinets in my future!

Sewing Desk Makeover
I received this sewing desk from my aunt over the winter. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do! Now I just need to learn how to sew…


There’s so many more projects that’s I’d LOVE to share with you from this past year, but I’m sure you’re itching to get on to the first giveaway of the week…so here we go!!

My friend Kerry, a Thirty-One consultant, asked if she could do a fabulous giveaway on my website for you WONDERFUL readers, so of course I said YES!!

The product Kerry is offering to give away this week is an Organizing Utility Tote with 7 outside pockets. Great for a diaper bag, gym bag, sports bag, mobile office, etc.


Kerry is offering an additional 10% off to all orders for the next two (2) weeks!  All you have to do is email Kerry at perk6@sbcglobal.net with your order and put the code NEST in the email.

If anyone is interested in doing a catalog or in home party, you will earn ONE FREE ORGANIZING UTILITY TOTE just for booking your initial party and an additional free item for each party that is booked off you!

OK, here’s how to enter the giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter on Friday, May 18th and notified by email. GOOD LUCK!

And don’t forget to join Kerry’s Facebook page so you can receive updates and information on new promotions, you can click HERE. Since it is a Private Group, you will need to “Ask to Join” at the top right of the page (also, you must use your personal FB account).


  1. says

    I love your blog! I can’t believe this is only your first anniversary. You look like you’ve been doing this forever! Congrats on a successful year and many more to come.

    I love Thirty-One, too! The Organizing Utility Tote is my favorite! It is the perfect carry-all for crocheting on the go. It is big enough to hold several projects, lots of yarn, all my hooks, buttons and lots of random things. I would love to win this prize! :)

  2. says

    Happy 1 year blogiversary to you! I didn’t realize we started blogging at the same time! How fun!! :) Can’t wait to hang out in person in a month or so!

    • says

      I forgot to mention my favorite product! I really like the thermal lunch bags. There are so many designs that it can really add some fun spunk to your lunch.

  3. says

    Happy Bloggy-versary, Erin!!! You’ve done awesome your first year! I’m almost at the year mark myself, although I wasn’t blogging for about six months after my computer broke. So now that I think about it, I guess I’m more or less just half way to 12 months of blogging. Sorry, just thinking “out loud”. haha Anyway, congratulations! Thanks for hosting a fabulous giveaway too. = )

    ~ Catie

  4. Kristie Miller says

    Congratulations on your anniversary!!! I absolutely adore what you have done to your daughters bedroom.

  5. says

    Happy Anniversary!! You have had some amazing projects. And I’m glad to know I’m not the only one with a sewing table that doesn’t know how to sew. ;)

    I love the Thirty-One storage totes. They are the perfect size for groceries! :)

  6. Lindsey says

    I love the utility totes. I have one that I use now as a diaper bag, a small one that holds toys for my baby and a large one that we use for the beach.

  7. Krista says

    My dad’s girlfriend just introduced me to Thirty One bags recently, and I have to say that I have been eyeballing the utility bins and baskets ever since! The perfect items to organize my craft space! (a.k.a., my dining room!)

  8. Shelley T. says

    I was given the large utility tote when I graduated high school. I use it ALL the time. Congrats on your first year!

  9. Nicole White says

    I love the mini utility bin and the organizing utility tote. But, I would be happy to take the entire catalog!! These are so reasonably priced compared other similar products I have seen. I have never heard of this before. Wish you guys lived near Memphis and I would have a party!

  10. says

    i love thirty-one and have a travel tote that I use all.the.time & love it!! lucky for me with this giveaway I would adore making an organizing utility tote my own! xo

  11. Jennifer F. says

    Congrats on your anniversary! I just found your website a few days ago and I’m so glad I did :) Thanks for introducing me to Thirty-One Gifts, now I know where I will go to get my next purse. I love the Retro Metro Bag and can’t wait till I can order one!

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