Freckles Chick's Favorite Finds Contest (say that 3x fast)

I had the pleasure of participating in Pass It On, and now it's my turn to pay it forward. I love this opportunity because it's a way for me to thank you and learn a bit more about you. When I started this little blog 1.5 yrs ago, I was hoping for at least 1 reader. Well, I got even luckier. You all take the time to drop by my blog (some of you on a daily basis, which just warms my heart) and this is just a token of my gratitude.
I'm bending the rules a bit (surprise, surprise) so here we go.
Disclaimer: I'm not at all crafty, so I'm leaving the crafting to the stores.

Two readers will receive what I've dubbed "FC's Favorite Finds":

{1. Hot off the press, Domino Magazine's The Book of Decorating:
Because I adore home decor, Domino Mag (no, they didn't pay me to say that), reading, and a lovely coffee table book. And I hope to pass that love on to you. Just look at that charming cover. Bonus: there's a free subscription to Domino Mag that comes complimentary with the book! Double sweet.}

{2. A true Colorado made treat, a box of Enstrom's Toffee.
This toffee is melt-in-your-mouth-sinfully-decadent-smack-you-upside-the-head good. Made in my beautiful state of Colorado, it's truly to die for.}

{3. My favorite brand of water bottle because everyone needs to stay hydrated.
Pretty much an accessory out here in Colorado. While it's pretty simple with no bells and whistles, it's so useful for toting water/beverages around. I take it to work (water), hiking (water), camping (wine, no joke), to the gym, on trips. Plus, it's environmentally friendly because it eliminates the waste of typical water bottles and is free of harmful BPA's. I feel naked without mine. I hope to pass on this dependence to you =)

{4. An Aroma Naturals soy candle from Whole Foods. They use environmentally kind lead-free wicks and all-natural vegetable and soy waxes that burn clean and almost forever. And since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a portion of their products' proceeds will go towards breast cancer research and awareness.}


{5. And of course, I have to leave something to the imagination, so the last little trinket is a surprise. I promise it's something fun.}

Now for the rules:

-- To enter this contest, simply leave a comment telling me how you came across this little ol' blog of mine. Also, since I aim to please, do tell me if there's something you'd like to see more of on this blog.

-- If you'd prefer not to participate, I totally understand. But I would still love to hear from you, so please fee free to leave a comment anyway. De-lurking is encouraged!

-- I will print out your comments, toss them in a basket, and draw the names of the 2 winners on Tuesday, October 21st. Intricate process, I tell you. I will post the results the next day.

-- The winners will need to email me some sort of address in order for me to mail their gifts. Now, I know this is where the apprehension and skepticism might kick in. In this day and age, I don't blame you for being reluctant to give out your address. I can only assure you that I am not a psycho and that the minute I address your package, the address is going in the shredder for confidentiality purposes. If it helps to ease your mind, I can provide several references and an impeccable background check =)

-- The name of the game is Pass It On, so if you are a winner, it's encouraged that you in turn do something similar for your readers. Taking the troubled economic times into consideration, it doesn't have to be fancy or expensive or even multiple winners. Just pay it forward in some way, mmmkay?

-- If you don't have a blog, although we won't have the fun of seeing you paying it forward, you are welcome to participate.

Now I just sit back and pray that someone thinks I'm cool enough for them to participate...............


  1. I'm guessing I found your blog through the Nest or I stumbled here through someone else's blog.

    FYI, Tuesday is my dad's birthday. I have no idea if that will help my chances of winning, but if I do that's cool because I could let him know I won something on his b-day.

  2. I came across through Decorpad, of course :) It was the Robin's Egg blue connection!

    I'm totally diggin' the water bottle for work. I wonder how long it would take for everyone to figure out if I really filled it with wine. Definitely would make for a more interesting day.

    Love your spin on this little pay it forward contest!

  3. Ohhh...and take me out of the running, but I couldn't NOT leave a comment!

  4. You know, even though I adore your blog I don't really remember how I found you (or if you found me first? Or if we found each other?? lol). Please excuse my sieve-like mind!

    This is such a cool thing by the way! I LOVE the items you've chosen for your giveaway, especially the toffee... yum.

  5. I can't remember how I find your blog...most likely it was recommended to me on my Google reader. Exciting, isn't it?

    But, lady, I too am in Colorado, have a blog, tend to dehydrate easily and enjoy the decor. I also needs me some of that toffee.

  6. Hmmm...where do I know you from? ;)

    I love, love, love your style/decor, that is what keeps me coming back! Whether its your house or just inspiration pictures!

  7. Well girl, I found you through a Google search of decor blogs and loved your blog and style from the get go! You had me at DECO!

    Thanks for all the eye candy!

  8. Do I qualify even though I live in the state that all these treats are from? I have no clue how I found you - probably through a blog roll somewhere, but however I found you, it's made my life.

    Now you're going to cut my comment extra big so it's easier to pick out of the basket, right? Haha.

  9. I found your blog through Google reader!
    I LOVE the giveaways - so much that I don't usually leave a comment, but felt compelled to get in the running because everything was SO fun!
    Thanks for having it!
    Oh, I love all things home decor and always enjoy seeing that on your blog.

  10. i have no idea how i found your blog, but im here and thats's what counts, lol.

    that toffee loooks aaaamaazing. i need some.....

  11. I think I probably found your blog through google reader recommendations. (I think!) I love your remodeling posts! Keep up the DIY ones too. ;)
    Crossing my fingers.

  12. I can't recall exactly how I found your blog...I think through DecorPad and our mutual love of Robin's Egg Blue!!

    I so want that water bottle so I can put wine in it when I go camping too! :)

  13. FC! You're a doll! These are such great ideas and a very sweet give-away.

    I'm convinced we'd be BFFs in real life and I'm thankful I "met" you on DP! How's that for sappy??

    And, p.s.-your blog is just perfect the way it is chica! : )

  14. Just found your blog the other day--probably through someone else's blog (?). In any case, I'm hooked now. :) Thanks for the chance at some very cool things--I miss Colorado!


  15. I think I found your blog through G&D's. I was wow'd by the pictures of your home... the colors, the atmosphere, everything. Totally gives me something to aspire to. :)

  16. I found your site through Newlywedisms by Bryn. It is so fun! Thanks for all the great pictures and ideas. Keep up the good work! :)

  17. I found your blog on the nest or someone's sidebar. I love your site!

  18. I'm guessing I probably found your blog on my GoogleReader. But I'm hooked!

  19. Found you through Ramblings of a Renovating Couple.....great prizes. Would be thrilled to win...and just see how exactly you will be picking the winners???

    Great site-

  20. Hello, love!
    I found you through some other nesties' blog, I'm sure. You're definitely one of my faves (I'm not just saying that so that I'll win ;) ). I love your before and afters, your style is to die for!
    That's all! Have a good day!

  21. Hmmm, technically, I guess I found your blog via the nest, but I actually "met" you there! LOL!

    Don't laugh, but my favorite posts are Hiro posts! I love his little surprised faces! I also adore your home makeover posts! oh, and I forgot, I love when you get a little tipsy and complete diy lamp shade projects!

  22. 1st, my disclaimer: Please do not include me on your giving contest. I'm a huge pass it on fan, but with no pass-it-on capabilities at this time! So thank you so very much, but no thank you! :) The gifts are lovely though, and show your impeccable taste.

    I discovered your blog late-night browsing a few weeks ago. I was having a bout of insomnia and my google reader has a handy "suggestions" link. I clicked and saw you had 124 readers ("wow!") and had to see what the fuss was about. Of course, I loved this blog and promptly subscribed myself!

    No changes needed over here, just keep on keeping on! Oh... wait... maybe more Hiro pictures! I have a cute dog weakness :)

  23. Holy crap woman, look at everyone come out of the woodwork! Love it!

    I adore your choices, although I think that toffee is unfair to wave infront of a pg woman!

    I have no freaking clue how I found you. All I know is that I keep coming back.

    I love your style, but since we've felt the pinch of pennies lately, if I heard more about your personal life I think that would give me less cause to want to buy things! :)

    I think you've already solidified that you're cool enough for participation.

  24. What a fun idea! I'm not quite sure how I found your blog...I must have landed here through someone else's blog a few months back. I think you have great style and love looking at how you have decorated your home (you're master bedroom is sweet!).

  25. yay for contests! what a fun way to get your readers to de-lurk.

    I found you during my old nesting days, and would randomly drop in here when you stopped posting there. Although now I consider us decorpad buddies ;-)

    I like the DIY posts...I can't believe how much you and your husband have been able to tackle on your own.

  26. I found your fabulous blog while stalking some other great blogs! Your amazing taste and witty blogging is what is keeps me stalking your blog for your awesome decorating tips & fashion sense!

    I was sooo shocked & amazed that you took the time to read my blog. You are almost like a celebrity to me, LOL! Thanks for your comment!

  27. I stumbled across your blog from G and D maybe?? Not sure, but I do check it daily and your inspiration to decorate is why I am a daily visitor!!! What a neat giveaway!

  28. I think it was linked off another nestie's blog... either way, I added you to my googlereader right away :)

  29. Okay FC, I was tagged now I am sharing the love! I know you have done this before, but you know I never get tired of your stories!

  30. I found your blog via Brooklyn Limestone Blog. I love your creativity and am inspired by your post.


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~Freckles Chick~