$500 Blogiversary Giveaway (11 years!!)

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11 year blogiverary with a giveaway to celebrate and say thank you (and an announcement!)!

Hello beautiful friends!!

I am celebrating 11 years of blogging this month! How can it be? I can not believe it’s been that long. I was just sitting and thinking the other day about all the things I’ve shared here over the years. And about how my kids have grown up since then, and how I’ve gotten older, haha, since I started this blog all those years ago. Who knew it would turn into this wonderful place to be and share? I sure didn’t know at the time!

It’s been an amazing wonderful ride so far. I’ve loved getting to know so many of you! And I love that it feels like I’m sitting right there with you as I’m writing these posts. I feel like that anyway! I think and write as if I’m talking right to each and every one of you. I hope it feels that way when you read it!

What a blessing it is to be able to do something you love to do. And make a living at it. Even more so, right? I am so thankful this fun, little hobby of mine turned into a blessing not only to me but my family too.

And of course, thankful for all of you! Thank you for hanging in there with me and being here to see all the things I share from day to day. Even the everyday life things. I’ve lost both of my parents in these last 11 years and our sweet pup, Lexi, so also the very hard life things of which you have all been so amazingly wonderful, supportive, thoughtful, and kind! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Truly.

And definitely not last, but thankful for the friends I’ve made in the blogging world, of which there are many. But one who started her blog the same month and year as I. Who also lives less than an hour from me. And we blog about the very same things! What are the odds?

Christy over at Confessions of a Serial DIYer and I met around a year+ into blogging and we’ve been the best of friends since! We’ve had many blogging collaborations over all these years. We still have one of the many that we’ve worked together on over the years, Trash to Treasure Transformation Tuesdays on the second Tuesday of every month. Not only that but we’ve even gotten together and made thrifting videos over the years and shared them here. (You can see them on my YouTube channel here) And even just simple lunches to catch up!

Just for fun, here are a few photos of us over all those years! We have more but this was what I could gather up quickly for this post. :) So many fun times!

So since we have the same exact blog anniversary, we usually get together and do a giveaway every year too!

So be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page before you leave where I’ll share a link to her giveaway so you can hop on over to enter her giveaway as well!

And with that, I’m thrilled to be celebrating another year of doing what I love, and just want to give back and say THANK YOU to all of you.

I will be giving away 5 $100 gift cards for a total of $500! There will be FIVE lucky winners!!

acr shop items collage

Now, usually, I will give away gift cards to my shop here >>> ACR Shop

acr shop

BUT I have something else new to share with you all!! I have been working on it since the summer. (I’m slow! haha…remember I’ve been at this awhile and I’m older and my brain doesn’t work as fast as it used to so it takes me longer! lol)

I finally opened up an ETSY shop! You can find it right here >>> ArtsyChicksRule

artsy chicks rule etsy store

You might be wondering why I need an Etsy shop if I have my other shop. Well, when I opened up my first shop (with Shopify) it was because we were not able to sell our paint line on Etsy. They have since changed that.
And so, I am aware there are people who only shop on Etsy or feel safer shopping there, plus an audience that potentially doesn’t know me or my blog yet are there so it only made sense to have our products over there too.
I will keep both stores open and you can purchase from either place! Easy! But going forward the original ACR Shop will also have additional things that the Etsy store will not. Things like jewelry. boutique finds, small decor finds, etc. So there will be some differences between the two.

Either way, just know that you are welcome to shop either place! They will both have the same exact paint supplies, transfers, etc.

And since our Etsy is brand spanking new (just went live yesterday!), I have decided to jump right in and pick the winners to shop at our new Etsy store! Yippee!!

Once the contest is over, the Rafflecopter will choose the 5 winners at random. (This giveaway is not sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint, Etsy, Redesign with Prima, or any other brands in our store. It is a gift from me to you!)
That’s it! (if you have trouble with the Rafflecopter box below, you can visit this link to enter instead, “11 Year Blogiversary Giveaway“)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway ends Thursday, November 16th at 12:00 am EST.
After which, one winner will be chosen at random and notified via email.
You will have 48 hours to respond. If not, another winner will have to be chosen.
You must be 18 years or older (US resident OR Canada only) to participate. Void where prohibited.

You can enter ONCE A DAY, EVERY DAY until then! Don’t forget to come back over and enter daily for more chances to win!

WAIT!! Don’t go just yet!! Hop on over to Christy’s to enter her giveaway too!

christys giveaway

She’s going to have 5 $100 winners too!! Good luck!!

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend, friends!



  1. You are certainly a creative person! Reading your blog and thinking about all you accomplish is and inspiration.

    1. Thank you so much, Diane! I am so glad to know I’ve inspired! That’s the best compliment I could receive. Good luck to you on the giveaway!! xoxo

  2. Congrats on the Etsy shop! And thank you for the giveaway opportunity. (I couldn’t link to your shops from the giveaway…just went to Etsy and searched and to the top of your blog for the ACR shop). Your Etsy shop looks great!

    1. Thank you, Susan!! I am just thrilled to have it done!! I started on it back in June! ;) And thank you for letting me know, all fixed now! Techy is not my language but I try!! lol xo

  3. Wow 11 years…congratulations! You continue to come out with new and creative projects and are such an inspiration.

    1. Thank you, Melissa! I’m so happy to hear that! After 11 years doing something I haven’t yet done is sometimes a challenge but I like a challenge! ;) xo

  4. Congratulations, Nancy! I’ve been following you and Christy for years, it’s been fun to see all the things you’ve done. Best of luck with the new etsy shop!

    1. Thanks so much, friend! It’s crazy to look back at it all, especially between the two of us! And yes, thank you, I’m just excited I finally finished it and got it open!! haha! xo

  5. Wow! I can’t remember when I found your blog, it’s been a while! I have certainly enjoyed all your posts and your creative genius along the way! You have inspired me to re-create many of my found pieces and at times surprised myself on how well they turned out. I continue to get better following your directions on DIYing! Many Thanks!
    Thank you for the give away!

    1. I am so thrilled to hear this, Vicki!! That is exactly what I hope for this blog to be for people. To get out there and just do it! And see, surprising yourself at how well things go. Love. love that so much!! Good luck to you my dear friend! xoxo

  6. Love ❤️ both stores, will have to do some serious shopping later. Just a note, there are some of us that don’t do FB, Instagram, etc., but will still drool over all your wonderful items. You are certainly an inspiration to get going on all the projects in my head. Thanks!

    1. Thank you, Sandi!! I’m so happy to hear that! And no worries on not doing those, they are not required to enter, just another option. So happy to hear you’ve been inspired, that’s what it’s all about! Wishing you luck!! :) xoxo

      1. Hi Nancy,

        I was notified by email that I was a winner. I’m thrilled to be chosen. The email did not say how to respond. I sent a return email and I also tried to leave a message on your Etsy site. I hope that I didn’t lose out.

        1. Hi Mary! I have responded to you on email and on Etsy. Your code is in the email I sent. You did not lose out! :) Happy shopping and congrats again to you! xoxo

  7. Congratulations, Nancy, on 11 great years! Here’s to at least 11 more! I can’t remember when I started following you way back when, but I’m certainly glad I found you! I think of you as a friend now, not just someone I follow. Thank you for everything over the years! xo

  8. Wow, 11 years! Congratulations!! I’m pretty sure I’ve been with you for at least 10 of those years, Nancy. For sure a LOT has gone on in those years for both of us.

    But through it all you have remained inspiring, fun, and certainly creative. Thank you for all you have shared, Nancy. I am most appreciative and grateful. Wishing you many more years of great success.

  9. Huge and sincere CONGRATULATIONS on both your 11th year Blogaversary and for starting your brand new Etsy shop! I hope this new venture adds to your successful sales big time, Nancy!!! Thank you for this amazing and generous giveaway. It is so very appreciated!

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Again – so happy for you. And I ADORE those pics of you and Christy. ♥♥ What a neat thing to have found one another and have been having fun together all these many years. (And many many more to come!) Hugs!

    1. Thank you, Michele!! So happy to have met her and all of you too! It’s such a unique thing, really, and so thankful to be here doing this which provides the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people! Hugs to you and I am wishing you luck on the giveaway too! xoxo

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