Monday, August 27, 2012

Creatively Made Home Giveaway

Hello!
Have you heard of the Creatively Made Home E-course?
Jeanne Oliver came up with the idea for the e-course and brought together five talented women to teach the class. 

* Each week you will have amazing truthful videos from not only the five teachers but other creative women.
* Each week we will take a room from one of YOU and all five women will give their suggestions telling you how they would transform the room with their style.
* There will be 50+ project videos.
These will be incredible videos that include everything from gardening, cooking, gift giving and decorating.
* There will be written tips from each woman telling you how she starts a room, picks paint, fabrics, etc.  You will learn where to start when putting your own home together.
* Tons of beautiful house photos from each of the five women.
* Videos that truly reflect what life is like in each of their homes.  The stuff that life is really about.  Believe me it has nothing to do with the perfect table setting.
* Each woman will share their own truthful journey about how they started making their home a reflection of their hearts.
* Each person registered will get an easy entertaining e-book to download.
It will contain go to recipes for beautiful and easy entertaining (they do go together), photos of table settings that take the stress out of having people over, favorite drinks and so much more (and their funniest entertaining story).
* There will be a private Facebook group to connect with other class members.
* There will be a once a week live discussion with one of the teachers!
* You will get printables and pdfs to keep and use again and again.
Class begins October 22, 2012

Kimberly Taylor is one of the teachers and has so kindly offered to giveaway the Creatively Made Home e-course to one lucky reader.....
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post....
 Kimberly Taylor shares her story of what home means to her~ 
"As a child we moved a lot.  Honestly, sometimes we only stayed in a city for a year or two- I think the longest we lived anywhere was four years.  The only place I ever felt like I was “going home” to was my Grandparents house in a small town in southern Minnesota.  It always smelled the same, it always looked the same, and my sweet grandparents were always there when I walked into their front porch.  I remember driving through the countryside that surrounded their little town seeing charming old farmhouses surrounded by land and animals.  I dreamed of one day having a home like that- a place that welcomed us the moment we turned into the drive.  A place that we would stay forever, raise our children, make our memories, and one day welcome all of our children and their families for holidays."

"I had a vision- a {picture} of what it would look like.  So I took what skills I had learned as a child in my parents house and I went about building a home of my own.  But the funny thing about building a home- it isn’t only about how it “looks” but how it really {feels}- and our home didn’t feel right.  You see, I put so much emphasis on having everything look pretty, on having everything perfectly positioned and sparkling clean that I didn’t realize all of the things that were missing.  You see, what really matters when your family comes home from a day at work or school, or your guests arrive to gather over a meal in your home is that they feel comfortable and welcome.  They don’t care that everything is perfect- they simply want to know that they are welcome and that you are as happy to have them in your home as they are to be there.  I will be honest- it has been a learning process for me my friends.  And, as a creature of habit, I have developed a few tried and true routines that make being relaxed a whole lot easier.  I can’t wait to share what I have learned with you!"
Thank you Kimberly!
You can read more about Kimberly Taylor here....
I also wanted to share a few links to some of my favorite posts from Kimberly's Blog....
If you are interested in registering for the class, you can do so by clicking on the buy now button.....
The E-Course is 58.00


You also have a chance to win the e-course by just leaving a comment on this post.....
There will be one winner that will be chosen by random number.
The Giveaway will end August 31st.

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On another note....
Jeanne Oliver just launched her new summer line of handbags....








Laura Handbag

Be sure and check out Jeanne Oliver's new line if you haven't already....

I will be back on Tuesday with the winners of the Dreamy Whites Gift Card Giveaway....
I also have some pictures to share with you of our trip to San Francisco.

Enjoy your week!
Take Care,
Maria

Dreamy Whites Shop
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56 comments:

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

This sounds like a really fun class! I'm taking art and sewing classes this fall, so I have to save my money. I would really love to take this though, maybe after January!

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi sweetest Maria!

It sounds like a great class! So much fun <3

Always such a pleasure to visit your blog, gorgeous photos and your sweet personality really shows. Thanks <3

Wishing you a lovely week!
Mia

PEONY AND SAGE said...

Hi Maria, wonderful blog as always. I hope you are well. I have been pinteresting your images today. How are you? Kindest Kimberley x

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Hi Maria

I would love to enter this giveaway. I've read about this course on different blogs already. It sounds like a wonderful class!

Goedele

Anu said...

Would be really happy to start this lovely class in October! :)

Sheri said...

Oh, I would LOVE to win this :) It wounds awesome. Thanks for the chance!

Unknown said...

Hi Maria!
I would love to be part of the October team :)
Thank you
Magdi

Ifigeniavl said...

I would be greatful to win the giveaway because I am about to renovate our attic and our living room. I am going to transform the attic in a crafts room and the living room will become beige-blue green. I hope this e-course will help me enough.

Jenny D said...

I would love this opportunity to win this! We moved in October and I haven't taken the chance to properly decorate. I would love some advice and support!

Thank you,

Jenny D
douheret@me.com

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Sounds fantastic! I just finished her creatively made business class. Great info, and I'm opening up a little shop space in October! So much to do! Have a great day!

Robinanne said...

I am excited and looking forward to the course!! Thanks for the chance.

Mary said...

It would be so dreamy to win this! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh this class sounds like such a dream! My fingers are crossed to win this giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this give away opportunity :)Bonnie P

Pam said...

Blessings to you, Maria-and to the creative women you are so generously donating this class!

Juliet Anne said...

Such a great idea! I love to spend hours looking at the fantastic homes other women have created but somehow my own never seems to quite get there - so I would love to win the giveaway! There is one room in particular I am thinking about...

Shabbyfufu said...

Wonderful....how nice to connect with other inspirational women

Cheers,
Janet

Pamela said...

This class sounds wonderful. Please enter my name in the giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

My Shabby Roses said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I'd love a chance to win the e-course.
Thanks so much!

Studio Cube said...

what a fun class! and southern Minnesota feels like home for me, too. My husband's grandfather had a farm there, which we now help take care of now that he's passed away. It's a nice way to stay connected to that history, and to give the kids a chance to see what a simpler life is all about.

Launa said...

my birthday is on the 29th and what a fabulous gift this would be!!

shari said...

So hoping that I can win this great e-course!!

sharinicsevic@att.net

lisathescot said...

What a great idea! No more jumping around, trying to keep track of all the things we want to do someday... Everything will be all wrapped up in this course! Thank you for the opportunity to join!

Mercedes said...

This e-course would be amazing. Have my fingers crossed!

Diane said...

I would love to be part of this class.

Bobbi said...

I will be honest , I would LOVE to win this ecourse. My husband is a full time college student,and we are struggling just to keep going. This would give me such inspiration to make a home of beauty even while we are gettin' thru the tough stuff . I will keep hoping !!

Starr said...

Kimberly's story resonates with me -- but in reverse. I spent the first 18 years of my life in one house, but the last 18 as a nomad. Now with four children, I look at your blog (I found it from Romantic Prairie Homes) as an inspiration. Thanks for sharing Kimberly's blog; it will join yours as a source of day dreams and plans.

Brittney Rodriguez said...

What a wonderful giveaway Maria! Would love the opportunity to take note of each of the amazing tips and tricks of all the ladies involved! Thanks for always being a wonderful source of inspiration and for sharing so many others!

Cheers!

Priscilla said...

I feel the same feelings as Kimberely when I go to my Granny and Pa-pa's house in the country. Growing up all 11 grandchildren spent many summer days there. Now there are 9 great grandchildren to also play in the creek, one favorite past time. I know exactly what she means about not having it perfectly spotless with the smell and warm feeling of home. I've always gotten the best sleep there each and every time, with the smell of the sheets and the pitch black darkness, there's nothing like that feeling of comfort.

Anonymous said...

I am so interested in your e-course and the presenters. It would be a dream to win.

Julie L. Light said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win!
I adore the purses...fabulous designs!

Wendy said...

This course has been on my mind since I first heard about it. So wonderful...♥

Pristine Cristine said...

I would love the opportunity to take the Creatively Made Home course. Thank you so much for making it possible for one lucky winner. It looks so inspiring and something I would look forward to.

Cristine

Susan said...

Thanks so much for this opportunity Maria! I would love to win this terrific course. :)
- Susan Frick
evelynandrose@hotmail.com
evelynandrose.blogspot.com

Vintage Novella said...

I would love to win! Jeanne's classes are great.

{Carrie} said...

What a great opportunity! How exciting to learn from all of these wonderful women.

Anonymous said...

What a great collaboration!!! This class sounds like a bundle of inspiration.

Tricia

Beverly said...

I would sooooo love to win this e-class!... My house could definitely use some help :)

Kelly G. said...

Jeanne continues to create beautiful things and I love that she is sharing some of her insight with us in this new course! It sounds fabulous! Can't wait.....

kristenEarls said...

Sounds fun and informative!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

oh my, I would love to win an ecourse! I need some help on finishing my living room!! : / All super talented ladies, I'm sure it will be incredible.

Kristen S said...

I would love to win this e-class! We recently graduated from grad school and purchased our first home all this summer. With piles of student loans to pay back any DIY tips to help us save money, but allow us to enjoy our new place would be amazing! Thanks

melinda said...

I am trying to get my decorating business out there more. This E- class would be a great help to boost my confidence and knowledge for my business. Thanks !

Amy said...

An e-course would be great! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Fawbush said...

I would love to learn from each of these amazing women!

Teresa said...

This would be amazing fun....so what to do this.
Happy day

Susan Thomas said...

Oh I would love to win this, but I will be taking this class one way or another! I've also got my friends on board and signing up!

Yvonne C. said...

A gal like Kimberly who tosses oversized pillows and mattresses on the grass for a back yard movie screening on a hung sheet would have my attention for any e-learning course. Sign me up, Sit me down! Yvonne :)!

Charlene said...

I haven't signed up for that class yet but, I adore Jeanne. I have her Business Class & her Creating Class. This one looks great too.
Charlene

myboulangerie said...

Sounds like an amazing course!
I would love to do that!

primjillie said...

I don't have a house (yet), but I'm dying to see the photos of everyone's homes! Should be a wonderful course.

Jill Palumbo

michelebw3 said...

i love this e-course idea!
thank you for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the chance to take this course...you are so inspiring, to have a home that reflects who you are is so important!

Lori B
countryicon@hotmail.com

Maureen R said...

Would love to take this class! Anything to help make our house a home :)

creative mind said...

wow! as i stay at home mom studying interior decorating by distance, i try to learn the most that i can, anyway that i can! this would great to add to my knowledge as a futur interior decorator!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great class to be a part of! Thank you for all the inspiration!