6 Year Blogiversary GIVEAWAY

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It’s my 6 year blogiversary and I’ve got something really fun for y’all today!

Hey sweet friends!!

Guess what time it is??

Time for a 6 year blogiversary, that’s what, and I’ve got something special for you guys today! Yippee!!

But first, let’s get a little mushy. ;) 

Who knew all those years ago I’d still be here plugging along and sharing all kinds of things, 6 years later.
And who knew I’d change my decor so many times! haha Oh, well, that’s probably a given either way. ;)

But seriously, I look back over my blog and the many projects I’ve shared and am amazed and so grateful to be able to do this. So many fun projects, crafts, furniture makeovers, room makeovers, home DIYs and even several posts about very personal and emotional things that have happened in my life that I’ve shared with you all here.
I’ve opened up my heart to you when my loved ones passed, (which was hard for me, honestly), and your heartfelt comments and emails meant more to me than you can imagine. I’ve also shared some of my health challenges in the hopes of helping others become informed, where I was not. (see the pink link to my story on the sidebar)
I did it because I feel like you are family, like you are here with me sharing in the day to day. In some way, you are all a part of my life too. So it felt only natural to share those things.

So, with that, I want to take the time today to give a huge THANK YOU to ALL of you for being here.

Without you, this blog would not be what it is and it probably would not even be here!
You guys are amazing, funny, thoughtful, kind and caring. Truly.
I am so grateful for each and every one of you who take the time out of your day to read about my thrifting, painting and decorating adventures!
It means more than you know that I’m able to share what I love with you and hopefully inspire you along the way, too. :)
I’m also thankful and so happy about the friendships I’ve made over the years that are all due to this blog.

And so, I’m hosting a giveaway with a bunch of my very favorite things. These are things you see me using on the blog all the time!
I hope you love it all!

And guess what else?

My blogging bestie, Christy over at Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer has the same exact anniversary as I! (within a few days of each other!)
How cool is that?
Who knew back then that I’d find my thrifting soul mate, lol, who also started her blog within days of mine??
Love how life works sometimes!!

So, to celebrate our blogiverarys, we are BOTH hosting giveaways! 
After you finish entering here, be sure to scroll all the way down and click the link to go enter her giveaway too!


Here’s what the lucky winner will receive:

**None of these companies are sponsoring this giveaway. This is a gift from ME to YOU! :)

Here’s how you enter:

To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter below.  Enter all or as many as you like for more chances to win!

You can visit and enter daily also.

Once the contest is over, the Rafflecopter will choose a winner at random.
That’s it!
(if you have trouble with the Rafflecopter box below, you can visit this link to enter instead, “6 Year Blogiversary Giveaway!“)

(You must be 18 and older and a US resident to win)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can enter once a day until the giveaway ends Thursday, November 15th at 12:00am 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 be chosen.
You must be 18 years or older (and a US resident) to participate. Void where prohibited.


Now hop on over and enter Christy’s fun giveaway too!!!

Here’s all the great stuff she’s giving away….

Click here to enter Christy’s giveaway!!


Good luck, friends!!
I can’t wait to send this stuff off to a lucky winner!! :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!




  1. Excited about it all but I would really love to try the Chalk Paint.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity

  2. LoVe your ideas. I would be so excited to win the chalk paint as I am planning to remodel the guest bathroom and the theme is farmhouse. ? Thank you for offering this give-away. ?

  3. I’m so glad I found your blog! I love that you have such a sense of humor as well as your talent. I also get a kick out of your and christy’s thrifting videos! Keep it up! Thanks for the giveaway – hope I win:)!

    1. Aw thank you Karen! I’m so glad you do too! :) We do have fun on those videos! I sure wish we could do more of them! Good luck on winning!! xoxo

  4. 6 years! Wow! Congratulations! I really enjoy your blog and seeing all you different projects. I’d love to try the Annie Sloan chalk paint and the weathering wood finish:)

  5. Wow 6 years that is awesome. i would love to win your giveaway. I have noticed the longer and bigger following bloggers get they forget to have giveaways and I think its a way to say thank you to your readers for helping you receive such sucess. I wish I would have found your blog when my son was attending VWC its such a great area of VA

    1. You are so right Lou!! Without all of you, there would be no blog!! Or no need for one. :) And yes, it is a really nice area. I have lived here most of my life. (minus a few years here and there ;) ) Glad your son enjoyed it while he was here! Good luck on the contest!! :) xoxo

  6. Happy Blog-versary Nancy!!! How wonderful! I may not always comment yet I adore your blog. Thank you!!!

    1. Aw thank you Christina!! So kind of you to say!! I am so happy to have you here whether you comment or not! :) Good luck on winning! xoxo

  7. Congratulations on your blogaversary. I’d like to try the gilders wax, really any of the gifts would be great! Thanks for the chance.

  8. Happy Anniversary. I really can’t find a favorite because everything looks lovely. Keep up the good work.

  9. Congratulations ??? Nancy! ( great name by the way). Thank you for sharing all your wonderful talent and ideas with us. I’ve been so inspired by you. This is a great giveaway, thank you for the opportunity. Love your blog and seeing you and Christy on your shopping sprees. How much fun are you guys having???? ?

    1. Thank you Nancy and yes, I quite agree! ;) (I was named after my great grandmother, by the way. I never knew her but it’s special to be named after someone, I think. :) ) Thank you for the kind words! I am so happy to hear I have inspired you! And yes, we always have so much fun together. I just wish we both had more time to do it more often! Good luck on winning, Nancy! xoxo

  10. I’m totally into metal highlights right now so if love to try that gilder’s paste. Love you blog- happy anniversary!

  11. I have almost ordered the Driftwood Glaze for a couple of projects, but I didn’t follow through for this reason or another. I really would enjoy trying that item out the most. Thank you for your blog. I appreciate your tutorials and refer back to them for my own projects. We have a home in Florida that I have used coastal decor, and I love it and am so glad to have your tried and true techniques to check out before I jump into my own projects.

    1. Oh that is so funny Jan!! Well maybe you will win this and you won’t have to! ;) So happy you enjoy the blog and find it helpful too!! Good luck on winning! xoxo

  12. I’m so glad I found you. Happy Anniversary and many more!
    I am most excited to try the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and in my favorite color, too!

  13. Happy Six Year Anniversary. I love Rustoleums Chalky White. I use it all the time and am almost out. Would love to win some more! Thanks…

  14. Congratulations on 6 years. Thanks for sharing your blog and for your inspiration! Love chalk paint but I’ve never tried the driftwood wood finish so would like to give that a try. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Really? haha. You want to make choose just thing? I would love to win the entire package of tools you use to create your beautifully refreshed projects!

  16. Awesome giveaway items! I am most excited to win the paint – I have been putting off upscaling my computer desk and this would be the nudge I need. Good luck everyone!

  17. Congratulations! I have loved seeing all your beautiful decor ideas and tutorials… glad I found you! ? All of the products look amazing …I really love the Annie Sloan paint and color. Here’s to many more blogiversaries!!!

  18. I always find your blog [post inspirational. I would Love to wine the Linen Chalk paint and I know exactly what i would use it on! Keep this blog going! Thank you!

  19. Congratulations on your anniversary. It’s fun to follow along on your beachy makeovers!
    Thank you for hosting a generous giveway.

  20. Nancy, what an awesome giveaway. I can’t choose one, I need everything in this giveaway because I am just starting to get on the chalk paintbandwagon.

  21. Congrats on six years! I’ve enjoyed sharing your journeys.
    I’d be most excited to receive a new Purdy paintbrush.

  22. Congratulations and thank you for everything you do. lessons and fun and giveaways. I am excited to win the Blue Annie Sloan chalk paint. actually, I am excited to win the whole package as I recently purchased a cedar chest at an auction I want to chalk paint in blue. This would be a perfect win.

  23. I am excited about the paint pens…sounds like fun to me. Thank you for taking the time to have this giveaway ?

  24. Congrats on your 6 years!!! After being semi-retired recently, i would like to finally use some of the chalk paint – winning would be an incentive to get started ?
    Keep on blogin’!

  25. Woo hoo! I am so happy that one day long ago I happened upon your blog. Actually you and Christie were the first blogs ever started following all those years ago. Love your positive, upbeat personality and you are so talented!!! Happy Blogiversary!!!! – Wendy ?

    1. Aw yes, I’m so happy to have you here! And that’s so neat to hear that she and I were your first blogs, so fun! Thank you for the kind words, they are so thoughtful and appreciated! :) Good luck to you on winning!! xoxo

  26. Thank you for the opportunity and congratulations!! I would love to win it all, but I have been wanting to try the driftwood finish, so I’m really excited about that.

  27. Happy Anniversary! I would love to try the Gilder Wax and the weathering paint.
    Thank you for all of your inspiring posts!

  28. I truly enjoy all your postings. I think it is wonderful you met your bestie doing something you love! Keep up the interesting postings-please!

  29. Happy blogiversary! You have given so much of yourself both personal and professional and I have enjoyed every blog. I have only been a blog junkie for a year! However, I have spent many hours reading posts from the past and thoroughly enjoyed each one of yours. You are so kind with your responses….I can only imagine how much time you spend just responding to comments that we make. Best wishes to you as you continue through blogland. XOXO

    1. Aw thank you Cecilia and thank you also for the thoughtful words! :)) I’m so happy to have you here following along on this blogging adventure! Good luck to you on winning all the goodies! xoxo

  30. I would be thrilled to try the chalked paint! I have some projects that I think it would be perfect for. Congrats on the blogiversary!!

  31. Happy Anniversary! I love your blog and have gotten so many ideas from you – so Thank You! I would love to try the “real” Annie Sloan chalk paint

    1. Thanks Michelle! :) And yay, I am thrilled to hear that! I am so happy to have “met” you through the blog. Good luck on winning the goodies! xoxo

  32. I absolutely love your ideas. You are a daily inspiration to my furniture projects. I wish you many more years blogging and inspiring us all!! Happy Blogniversary!!!

    1. Aw thanks Gabriela! :) So thrilled to know I’ve inspired you, that is what it’s all about! :) Good luck on winning!! xoxo

  33. Congratulations on your 6 years of blogging. You’ve been so helpful to the community sharing all your creative and inspirational projects. Keep on going. So nice of you to offer this giveaway!

  34. Nancy, You and Christy inspire me to try new things, do more and that nothing is permanent! Would love to try the Gilder’s Paste Wax! Happy Blogiversary!

    1. Yay!! That is what I absolutely love to hear! And yes to nothing being permanent! If you follow me long at all, you find that out pretty quickly! ;) Good luck Michelle! xoxo

  35. I love your blog – I had to cut down on the number of blogs I visit, just not enough time, but I keep yours as it is just so darn much fun. I plan on refinishing a desk I have to use as a sewing table and your giveaway is perfect for that!

  36. Congratulations, Nancy! I found you from Christy’s blog and I love how the two of you have joined forces, especially the thrift store videos. I’m always inspired by your tile projects and really like the new floors. I’m getting close to doing mine, so it was very timely! Here’s to many more years of great blog posts!

    1. Thanks Marcie! :) We do have so much fun getting together! Just wish we could do it more often!! Glad you like the tile projects (they are fun!) and the new floors (we really love them!). Good luck to you on winning all the goodies! xoxo

  37. Congratulations on your 6th year blogging! You are a very talented lady! I love everything you’re giving away but if i had to choose one I would choose the purdy brush! I need a new one lol! Thank you for sharing your adventures in decorating with us!

    1. Aw thank you Stephanie! :) I love sharing all my crazy adventures with you guys! So happy you all enjoy it too! ;) Good luck on winning! xoxo

  38. I am most interested in the Driftwood Weathering wood finish. Thanks for all the great ideas and instructions on how to do them.

  39. I would love to try using chalk paint. I have heard so many times how easy it is to use and how fabulous it looks. Congrats on 6 years!

    1. Thank you Kimberly!! There is a slight learning curve with it (only because it’s a little different than latex paint) but YES, you need to give it a go, for sure! :) Good luck on winning!! xoxo

  40. First, congrats on your 6 year anniversary! You are awesome. Been following you for almost all of it! What a perfect medley you’ve chosen for this give a way. Purdy is also my favorite brush!

    1. Thank you so much!! You are so kind to say that!! :) And yay!! That is awesome that you’ve stuck around with me that long! So, so happy to hear that, truly!!! Good luck to you on winning all these goodies!! xoxo

  41. Love reading you blog and receiving your emails with your home renovations and painting tips. I am most excited to receive the AS paint!

  42. I love you, your blog, your Instagram posts, you Facebook posts, and your kind and generous comments! Thank you for following me on Ig, and being one of my favorite “internet friends.” You are an inspiration on every level, and I love you a whole bunch!

    1. Awww Christi!!!! Right back at you, my friend, right back at you! :) You are exactly what I was talking about when I said I was so thankful for the friendships and connections I’ve made through blogging! It’s been an amazing experience and I am so, so happy I “met” you through it! Hugs!!! xoxoxo

  43. Congrats to you and Christy!!! Love you both! Wow! Y’all both picked out some awesome things to give. I’d be tickled pink to win your box (cause it seems like you had me in mind when you put it together…ha, ha, I know I’m not the only one to feel that way so I’ll be happy for whomever wins!!!) I have had the driftwood finish powder in my shopping cart for awhile and I have always wanted to try Annie Sloan products (I love what you have done with her aubusson blue). I look forward to your posts and pin them all! Thank you,thank you for sharing your creativity and a bit of yourself with us!

    1. Aw thanks Paula! :) And ah, yes, great minds right?! Well, I hope you win then, because it’s about time you tried both! ;) So happy you are here, thank YOU. Good luck on winning all the goodies! xoxo

  44. Happy blog Anniversary today! Thank you for inspiring me to try new decorating and painting ideas! You have inspired me…

    1. Thank you Paulette! :) SO so happy to hear I’ve inspired you! That is truly what it’s all about! :) Good luck on winning! xoxo

  45. I’ve been following your transformations for awhile and am amazed what you come up with sometimes. I would like to win the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to try on a storage unit my sister gave me. It’s solid wood and needs a makeover.

  46. Congrats on your Blog anniversary! Had to believe it has been that long, time flies when your having fun! Thanks for the chance to win such a fun prize!!

    1. Thanks so much Julie! :) You’ll be at 6 before you know it!! You have really done a great with your blog, by the way. You really have, I’m in awe of you for just starting out! :) xoxo

  47. It’s fun getting your newsletter/Facebook/Instagram and following along to see your new creations. You’re such an inspiration to us all, thank you! I would be excited to try the AS chalk paint, as I usually only buy a lesser brand.

    1. That makes me so happy to hear, Janean, because that is what it’s all about. Love that! Thank you!! :) Good luck to you on winning! xoxo

  48. I make over dollhouses, so I need all the chalk paint! ? I would most like to win that. ALso, congrats on 6 years

  49. I discovered you after finding Confessions of a Serial DIYer and love your site too! You are motivating and inspiring a lonely, recently retired and somewhat depressed senior who has always enjoyed thrifting, repurposing, crafting and decorating to get myself into creating a new “fresh start” environment for myself! I so enjoy seeing the news/updates on your projects! Thank you!!

    1. I’m so happy to hear that Martha! :) And I am glad that myself and my blog are in some way bringing brighter days to you. Get that fresh start, find that passion again and let it ignite you and fill you with joy! I wish that for you! Blessings to you Martha. xoxo

  50. Congrats on 6 years! :o)
    I think that I’d be most excited to try the Annie Sloan Abusson Blue chalk paint.

  51. I love your blog! It’s so sweet of you to do a giveaway for your anniversary. (Shouldn’t we be giving gifts to you?)

    1. Aw so happy to hear that Ginny! :) I guess since it’s my anniversary that would be yes ….but no way, I’m saying thank you to all of YOU for being here and following along on all my crazy adventures! ;) So so happy to have you here. Good luck on winning all the fun stuff! xoxo

  52. I’m excited about the Rustoleum Chalk Paint, I would love to paint my daughters Armoire with chalk paint. Thank you for the chance at winning.

  53. Congratulations! I just started following you because I’ve finally gotten into chalk painting and I’m loving it!

    1. Thank you Dana! :) And yay, so happy to hear that!! No turning back now, you’ll be hooked(on chalk painting)!! ;) Good luck on winning! xoxo

  54. Would love to win the Aubusson Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I just bought an old cabinet that I would love to paint and this would be perfect! I’ve never tried chalk paint before. I am new to your site and am looking forward to checking everything out ?

  55. I have been wanting to try chalk painting something, so would love to receive some! I also can always use new paintbrushes, because sometimes I forget and leave them wrapped up too long in a plastic bag before get around to washing them, lol! Love your blog!

  56. I am most excited about the chalk paint. I have two chairs in my living room that I am ready to paint and reupholster. I hope I am the lucky winner. Thanks for your amazing posts!!!

  57. Congratulations on your blogiversary. Thank You for the giveaway. I like the brushes,they always come in handy.

  58. Wow! Six years! Congratulations, Nancy, that is so awesome! And your giveaway is pretty great, too! I’m excited about all of it, but I think I am most excited for the weathered wood finish! Here’s to another successful six (or twenty) years!!! xo, K

    1. I know, right?! You’ve been around for a good while so you know, that seems crazy it’s been that long! ;) Good luck on winning Karen! xoxo

    1. Thank you so much for saying that! And that is really awesome, so glad to hear I’ve inspired you! :) Good luck on winning! xoxo

  59. Happy blogoversary! I’ve followed you for close to 3 years now and have spent many days reading all your old posts. I’ve been grateful to be on this long ride. I hope you have many more blogging years ahead of you!

    1. That is so amazing Christie! I love to hear about readers who have been around for awhile! I am just thrilled you have stuck around with me for so long! :) I look forward to sharing even more with you in the future. Excited to see what that brings! Good luck on the giveaway…and thank you for being here! xoxo

  60. Thank you for all your hard work putting this blog together to teach, encourage, and inspire us! Congratulations on your blogiversary!

  61. Congratulations on your 6 year blogaversary!! I love seeing all your projects and all the inspiration you give to us. I would be so excited to win these items, especially the chalked paint. I’ve read so much about projects done with this paint but I haven’t actually used it myself. Thanks again.

  62. You choose only the best for your giveaways. And I just love your site. Thank you so much for all your creativity and inspiration.

    1. Aw thanks Tricia! I love to give away things I personally know and love! :) Good luck on winning all the goodies! xoxo

  63. Super congrats!! Thanks for the chance to get some goodies. I’d love to try the DRIFTWOOD WEATHERING WOOD FINISH, I love that look.

  64. Happy anniversary! I have been following both you and Christy for the past 5 years and am always excited to open your emails. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win all these awesome prizes!

    1. Thank you! And wow!! Thank you for following along with us for so long. That is just great! :) Good luck on winning the goodies, Kristina! :) xoxo

  65. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I’m wanting to try the Gilders Paste Wax even if I don’t win. Your lamp project inspired me.

    1. Oh yes, the Gilder’s Paste is amazing stuff. So many colors to choose from too! I just used some of mine on my new chandelier this past weekend! Good luck Lauri! :) xo

  66. Here’s to 6 more years and then some for awesome tips! If there was anything out of the items I would love best to win it would be the driftwood weather kit!

  67. I love your site! I would love to win the giveaway! I’m not sure I can choose a favorite product out of all those goodies!

  68. Thanks for the chance to win. I love to paint and am dying to paint a dresser with chalk paint – I have only used it for smaller items. I would use every item in this giveaway but am especially happy about the paint brush.

  69. I am interested in several of the items but think I would be most excited about trying the driftwood finish.

  70. Happy anniversary! I’m just getting started with furniture so I’m excited about all of it. But I guess I would say I’m most excited about the chalk paint and the wax! Thank you for the opportunity to win It

  71. Congratulations on 6 years of blogging and continued health being a breast cancer survivor. I lost my beloved sister Maxine in 2009 to breast cancer. I miss her every day! I am a thrifter/junker just like she was, and hope she’s travelling along with me as i go junquing! Love your blog and creative ideas. Love that driftwood weathering product!! I need some of that, lol!