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    This kid and his red pants (a birthday request) brighten my days. He loves those pants so much he sneaks them out of the dirty laundry to change. Old door gets a new view. Now to figure out the trim. If I had a daughter, I'm pretty sure this pretty antique rug would have come home with me today. Love the pattern and colors, but no where to put it.

Gimme a Giveaway: Easy, Tiger

Allow me to introduce you to a fun little shop Easy, Tiger.

The shop is stocked with funny cards, shirts, and art prints.  This Best at Life print will get here soon, and I’m so excited for it.

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How about a humurous Blah Blah Blah print?

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Stock up on fun cards like Keep it Down card:

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Or the Wishbone card:

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Maybe you want a cute shirt like the Gray Script Font Shirt:

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Whichever item/s you prefer, one lucky winner will get to choose some favorites.

The Goods: A $50 gift certificate good for or toward anything in the Easy, Tiger shop.  

To Enter:  Leave a comment, which can (but doesn’t have to) include our Just for Fun question.

Just for Fun: If you were to have a personal catch phrase, what would it be?  I’ve been catching up on How I Met Your Mother, and Barney’s Legen wait for it, dary is fun.  So is Whoa Easy, Tiger.

For additional entries:

1.  Like Our Humble Abode on Facebook, and comment again for two total entries.

Contest Closes: Thursday, April 24th.

Number of Winners: Just one, chosen by Random.org.

Ships: Anywhere in the US.

Other Info: We will select the winners using random.org and announce on Friday, April 25th.

Giveaway Winners and Etsy Favs: March

Last Friday of March and first order of business.  Jessica, you’re the winner of the Britt Bass giveaway.

And Beth, you’ll get to design your custom Duffle Coat from S & S Babee.  Congrats, ladies!

Himmeli Diamond Pendant Light from Panselinos

Whiskey Me Away print by Perrodin Supply Company

Wooden Hexagon Trivet at Things Like Diamonds

Small Vintage Ceramic Letters from Shaving Kit Supplies

Metallic Gold Star Pillow at Earth Lab

Decorative Match Boxes by Bello Pop

The Tetons Mountain Range Pillow from Three Bad Seeds

Saving for my Van Gogh print at Alfamarama

Objectify Magazine Rack from Objectify Homeware

Abstract Watercolor Painting at So Very Happy Art

Falling Roses Abstract Art Print by Parima Creative Studio

Misty Oil Painting from Painting Well.

So many pretty paintings, and all profits are donated to cancer research charities!  After reading that, I bought two.  I’m excited to get this beauty in the mail.

Welp, I’m going to get back to my living room painting.  Have a great weekend, all!

Spring Special Giveaway

Spring is almost here!  Let’s shout it from the rooftops.  To usher in Spring in style, we’ve partnered up with S & S Babee on a fun, completely custom coat giveaway.

Jenna makes these adorable children’s duffle coats:

Talk about cute!  Each coat is made to order, letting buyers choose the exterior fabric.  The custom coat includes heavyweight outer fabric (corduroy, twill or fleece) and fully lined with flannel or quilting cotton for extra comfort and warmth.  An optional fleece interlining is available for a thicker, winter coat.

Fun, coordinating prints line the coat with a zipper closure and toggle button accents.

Available for spring/fall or winter, these are perfect for any kiddo.

The Goods: One custom-made to order Children’s Hooded Duffle Coat from S & S Babee.  Winner can choose size, exterior fabric, and spring/fall or winter coat.

To Enter:  Leave a comment, which can (but doesn’t have to) include our Just for Fun question.

Just for Fun: Tell us what activity you’re looking forward to doing with your little one this spring. 

For additional entries:

1.   Like S & S Babee on Facebook, then leave another comment to increase your odds of winning.

2.  Like Our Humble Abode on Facebook, and comment again for three total entries.

Contest Closes: Thursday, March 27th.

Number of Winners: Just one, chosen by Random.org.

Ships:  Free anywhere in the United States or for and $18.00 fee in Canada.

Other Info: We will select the winners using random.org and announce on Friday, March 28th.

Gimme a Giveaway: Britt Bass

Don’t you love when you find an amazing artist, bursting with so much talent you can’t decide which item is your favorite?  I know I do, and that’s exactly what happened when I found Britt Bass.

She has amazingly fun, colorful abstract paintings that will wake up any room.  I smile everytime I see the Navy Geo print in our bathroom.

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Britt’s other prints are just as fantastic.  Amy print:

Pink Polka Dots:

Summer print:

The Goods: An 11 by 14 inch or 12 by 12 inch print of your choice from Britt Bass

To Enter:  Leave a comment, which can (but doesn’t have to) include our Just for Fun question.

Just for Fun: If you were to name a painting/paint color/band/street, what would you choose?

For additional entries:

1.  Tell us which Britt Bass painting you like best in another comment.  

2.  Like Our Humble Abode on Facebook, and comment again for three total entries.

Contest Closes: Thursday, March 27th.

Number of Winners: Just one, chosen by Random.org.

Ships: Anywhere in the US or Canada, eh.

Other Info: We will select the winners using random.org and announce on Friday, March 28th.

Winner & February Etsy Favs

Last day of February!  Can I get a woot woot?!  That means we’re another month closer to spring.  And it seems we’re all over winter.  But it also means we get to announce the Kilim Decor giveaway winner.

Isis, who’d love to visit Paris, you get to choose your favorite pillow from Kilim Decor!

And I get to share my favorite Etsy items I’ve added over the month.  How adorable is this Children’s Hooded Duffle Coat by S n S Babee:

Asphalt Planter Vase from The Good Machinery

The Print Your Own Art option from Clare Elaesser

Dipped White and Natural Wood Tray at The Vintage Vogue

Stag Beetle Pillow Cover by Created By Storm

Soviet Opera Glasses from The Things That Were

MCM Wall Sconce at Theia Luminaries

Large Brass Moravian Star Himmeli from Hruskaa

The Decision Giclee Print by Kai Samuels-Davis

Mountain Home Quote Pillow Cover from My Sweet Reveries

And my Britt Bass Navy Geo print in our hall bathroom.

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Off to shovel the walk.  Hope you all stay warm if you’re stuck in the dead of winter, too!

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