March Giveaway (featuring The Cottage Shop – OBX!)

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It’s time for another giveaway! One every month of 2021 – this month’s is a little different!

Hello sweet friends, guess what today is?

Today is March giveaway day! If you are new here, I have decided to do a giveaway every single month for the year. It’s my way of saying “thank you” for hanging out here with me. Plus, I just love putting things together for you each month!

This month I’m doing something a little different. I usually do giveaways that are craft/paint, etc, related and sometimes decor/home.
BUT I thought it might be fun to receive some things just for you. You know, self-care and all that.
It’s been a year…whew…going on two now, and some self-care would not be a bad thing at all. And neither would some happy mail on your front porch, am I right? Yep!

Truth be told, as much as I love putting together crafting boxes (which I totally do) I think I love putting together “pretty” boxes even more. You know, things like candles, jewelry, small decor items, personal items like lotions and such.
So much fun.

I had a ball picking these things out for you! 

Which brings me to where I shopped. The Cottage Shop in The Outer Banks, NC.
I just love that store.
They have such unique items and many are handcrafted too.
One or two of the items I got elsewhere (picked up earlier) for a future giveaway and decided to add them in with this one so I can do THREE giveaways this month instead of just ONE!
I am thrilled to be able to get 3 of y’all in on this one instead of sending it all to just one person. :)

(This giveaway is not sponsored by The Cottage Shop…it is a gift from me to you. I just love The Cottage Shop and I thought it would be a fun way to bring some of the OBX to you.)

Again, if you are new around here, we own a beach condo in the OBX that we have been renovating and why I thought it would be fun to bring a little of the OBX to you!

Ready to see what’s coming?

Home decor and self care items from The Cottage Shop

This is everything I am giving away. 

  • Two ceramic handmade pieces. (one small and one large)
  • Mini aqua “cake stand”
  • Starfish pillow
  • Outer Banks Locals Cookbook
  • 3 beaded bracelets
  • Metal/wooden bunny
  • “Follow Your Heart” mug
  • Handmade oatmeal soap
  • “Fresh Sea Salt” candle
  • Inis -the energy of the sea lotion

And here is how I am grouping the 3 giveaways:

Giveaway #1

blue and white platter, lotion bottle, soap block and candle

  • The handmade platter with “lace” pattern
  • Handcrafted oatmeal soap block
  • Fresh Sea Salt candle
  • Inis lotion

Giveaway #2

blue and white mug, silver and wood bunny, aqua and white bracelets and heart shaped dish

  • Metal/wood bunny
  • 3 beaded bracelets
  • Ceramic “crushed glass” look heart-shaped dish
  • “Follow Your Heart” mug

Giveaway #3

blue and white starfish mini pillow, blue cake platter and beach cookbook

  • Small aqua and white starfish pillow
  • Aqua petite cake platter
  • Outer Banks Locals Cookbook


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.

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, “March Giveaway“)

Congrats to Karen C., Claire W. & Jenell H.!!

The giveaway ends Tuesday, March 23rd 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 have to be chosen.
You must be 18 years or older (and a US resident) to participate. Void where prohibited.


So tell me, for future giveaways, which do you like best? Paint/craft supplies or unique/boutique-style “self-care”/decor/misc. for giveaways? 
OR do you like both? You know, mix it up a little?

Good luck, friends!



  1. Such great treasures (as always)! Need the summer vibes I can get here in Wisconsin! Thank you for the opportunity! 💙

  2. What a nice give away. I would love any of three give aways. I love beach themed items and use several in my sunroom. That pillow would look especially nice on my couch. I live in NC, but have never visited the Outerbanks, as an adult. My older brother tells me we camped there when I was little. A visit is on my “to do” list, and once travel is back to normal, I will make sure to do just that. Thanks for hosting monthly give aways.

  3. Visited Ocracoke a few years ago and loved it! I like your own upcycled project giveaways best such as the tray, but it’s all fun and appreciated.

  4. Love love love, beautiful pieces. We live near the Jersey shore, but love the OBX, Avon specifically for vacations. Love the giveaways, love that you mix it up too! 🙂

    1. Yes! Avon is just about 45 min up from us, we love rolling up that way for the day (and on to Hatteras)! Good luck, Jodi! xo

  5. I love the decor items and how you bundle them. I’m not too far up the road from you in Fredericksburg!

  6. You are so very sweet to have put a giveaway together! I absolutely adore the things you have chosen. So of course mixing it up with both would be great! Just surprise us!

    I enjoy your enthusiasm and energy so much even no giveaway works for me!

  7. Thank you for offering up the gifts! You are a kind soul. Heavy on the paint/associated items, light on decor items would be my thought but that’s because I am just getting started and want to try everything and it’s not cheap! I fell in love with the outer banks and hope to get back soon. It’s a long drive from west Georgia.

    Thanks again!

    1. Oh yes, hope you do get back sometime! And thank you for chiming in! I totally get that. Paint and supplies are expensive, for sure! But it’s fun! :) Good luck, Wendy! xo

  8. You are so generous. I would be happy ro receive any of these lovely items. A little OBX in my home would be “Oh So Nice”. I love mixing it up…it surprises us. Happy Spring.

  9. Hi Nancy! You are generously sharing things that make you happy, so what’s in the box doesn’t really matter!! Thank you for the weekly inspiration & tutorials, AND the bonus giveaways!! ;)

  10. The give aways are beautiful, I would love any of them! And the would match my coastal decor. Thank you for your generosity!

  11. WOW, Nancy!!!! Thank you sooooo much! ♥♥♥

    Every single grouping is exquisite and generous. Sure appreciate the opportunity!

    Have a wonderful day. Thanks!!!

  12. Wow! What a great giveaway. Every package is full of amazing things.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Such a generous giveaway! I lived on Cape Cod for six years, but moved back to upstate NY last summer to be near family. I love being around the family again, but boy do I miss the ocean. I’ve never been as far south as the Carolinas, but it looks and sounds so beautiful. Maybe someday.

    1. Cape Cod is beautiful…we have relatives in MA and used to go a bunch when I was young. And yes, I bet! I grew up here near the ocean and I can’t really imagine living elsewhere. Maybe you can make it down this way sometime. If We decide to rent out our condo at some point, maybe you could stay there! :) xo

  14. I LOVE your newsletters!! I watch for them in my email and get so many ideas as I’m slowly doing lots of craftsy ideas in my house to perk it up and make it “me”. Thank you!!!!

    1. Aw, thank you so much for saying so, Kat! :) And I just love that! That makes me so happy that you are getting ideas and doing all the things in your home. Love, love, love that! Good luck!! xoxo

  15. The pillow will look wonderful in Salvo! Thanks
    I’ll probably redo a coffee table like your console. Thanks for not using white!

  16. Your ideas are always so inspiring! I love the subtle colors and the way you make everything fit together. Thanks for the inspiration as always!

  17. Wow! Love giveaways! Any of these would be great to win. As for future giveaways , I think paints would be my choice

  18. I like to craft. With the pandemic, I have also made more home cooked meals in the last year then ever, so the cookbook would be awesome It is just fun to win something . I enjoy watching your videos with Christy at Goodwill, especially when you do the challenges.Take care

    1. It’s so fun! Yes, same here on the food too. The cookbook has some amazing looking recipes in it. Yes, we miss getting together to do those! Maybe soon?! Good luck!! xoxo

  19. Oooo!!! I don’t know which giveaway set I like best. They’re all 3 wonderful, Nancy!! 🥰 I LOVE seeing your repurposed ideas. You are sooo talented/gifted!! Thank you for sharing your ideas and projects and giveaways. Happy Spring!!

  20. Love the plate makeover! So adorable! I also love your giveaways. Anything you choose would be a treat! Thanks, Have a great day!

  21. I love when you mix it up a little!
    It’s fun seeing the different variety of things you are liking.
    I am going to go on The Cottage Shop website no way to check out all the wonderful items they have.
    I am so excited to be entered into this giveaway, everything is so cute that you are giving away!
    Thank you for your kindness, Linda D.

  22. Hey Nancy! All the items look wonderful! Paint and craft supplies are always a good choice, but sometimes a little pampering is needed! AND you seem to know how to choose those items pretty well! LOL… Thank for all the great ideas and how to’s…..keeps the creative juices going and the thrift shops in business!

    1. I so agree, Barbara! Yes!! Keeping the world going round and round, right? Never trash anywhere (would be nice!) just recycled around and around. :) xo

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