Saturday, April 2, 2011

We have a winner...AND a Romantic Prairie Style Photo Challenge

Today is the day, yessirree...we have a winner of Fifi's fabulous new book Romantic Prairie Style and one of my little lavender sachets. AND I have something exciting to tell you at the bottom of the post, so bear with me.

Thank you to all who entered and became followers and tweeted and posted on Facebook.  I wish I had a book to give all of you, but I don't, so we'll just have to congratulate the nice gal who's "number came up".
Mr. Random Number Generator came up with the number belonging to....


I'll be contacting you Karen for your mailing address so I can ship you your treasures.  YAY!

Now, for PART DEUX.    I am pretty excited about this and I hope you are too.  Today on my doorstep, the mailman brought me a SECOND copy of Fifi's book.  Yep, a second one.  Now, at first I thought I'd just have the random number generator generate two numbers.  BUT, that would be too easy.  I thought perhaps we could have a little fun and promote one another as well.  SO, here is my idea:


Between now and tax day for us in the U.S. (April 15th-SHRIEK!), send me a photo from your home, studio, or garden that you feel best represents your take on romantic prairie style.  It can be a vignette or a room photo, whatever you prefer, just send me a file size that is suitable for posting in the XL Blogger picture format because that is the size I like to show on my blog so everyone can see your beautiful details if you are a finalist.  I will pick the 5 entries that I feel best embodies the romantic prairie style and do a post on my blog featuring YOU and your wonderful personal spaces with links to your blogs or websites.  THEN, those 5 people will have their names thrown in the hat and the winner will receive Fifi's book.  Now if you already have Fifi's book, you could give this one as an AWESOME gift and look like a rock star (don't worry, we won't spill the beans that you got it for free!).  Please don't feel that you can't enter just because you don't "need" the prize.  I really want to see your pictures, whether they are brand new or from your files.  Feel free to send up to 3 photos since, if you are like me, you will be torn as to which is the "perfect" one.  Now you don't have to decide.  Also, please don't stress out about your photos.  We are just having fun and that's what its all about.  By entering, you do, of course, imply permission for me to post your photo on my blog should you be a finalist.

My only rule is this:  these MUST be your OWN photos.  No magazine inspiration photos or photos from FLICKR, etc.    Go forth and get those cameras clicking and show me what ya got!  Let's have some fun with this.   If we are a little sluggish getting started, I do reserve the right to push back the end of the contest so we have enough to play.

Send your photos to the email address posted on my sidebar.  It is not a direct link because I don't want the automated bots to fill up my inbox, so sorry for the extra step.  I will send you a very brief confirm that I got your photos.
Spread the word by posting about the contest on your sidebar.  Here's an image you can use if you like, and please link it back to THIS POST so people can find out the details.  

 Until next time,

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  1. I am going to try to do will give me incentive to finish up some projects that I am in the middle's a great idea! I can not wait to see this book...
    have a great weekend!

  2. Ok Judy...I'm in. So excited!
    Have a great weekend!!

  3. That's a great idea, Judy!

    I'm sure you'll receive tons of great photos, if I get a chance, I'll send one of my own.

    Have a great weekend and you know, I love, love, love Fifi's book.

  4. Congrats to the winner!

    But sending a picture of my house? Well, um... that's why I need the book. I'm not sure anything, any room or any space in my house fits the bill. 'Cause I don't perxackly know just what it is. LOL

  5. Yippee! I am so happy I won! The lavender sachet is so pretty also! thanks! karen...

  6. Congratulations to the winner.. lucky girl/.. and love your photo challenge idea.. I will think about participating.. but sadly all my 'stuff' is packed in boxes getting ready to a future move.. don't think that would look to romantic at all!! hehehe

    Have a lovely weekend.. ciao xxxx Julie

  7. Sounds like fun Judy! I'll send some photos of my new bathroom...just a little more tweaking in there and I'll be ready:)
    congrats to your winner!

  8. Hi Judy! This is a fun contest and I will be sending a couple of pics your way. Congrats to the winner on the giveaway!

  9. Oh how fun Judy!!;) I will submit some photos by tomorrow!! Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  10. Your idea sound like fun, so count me in.......I'll look at my old photos, or maybe I will make a few new ones, I have one in mind if the weather man gives us a good forecast. Love your blog, so glad to have found you. Please stop by anytime............

    The French Hutch

  11. Congratulations to the lucky girl! I'd love to join in the fun for your new game. I'd really like a copy of this new book. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

  12. I have to go get that book I have heard so many good things about it

    except where Fifi posted on her blog about the jerk who didn't like the book and gave her a bad review

    Congratulations to the winner of what I would have loved to own

  13. That sounds interesting-I will have a look trough my pictures.

    Thank you for visiting me,

  14. Congratulations to the winner! I have heard some great things about this book.
    This sounds like a very interesting challenge! Will have to see if I have anything to contribute!
    Happy Weekend,

  15. OK...I'm in! Photos to follow! :)

  16. Congratulations to the winner... lucky girl! I love your idea about your new giveaway, Judy! It makes it a little more interesting and fun. :) Unfortunately, one of the new blogging "rules" for myself is not to join anymore giveaways or linky parties, but I'm sure you'll have people lining up for this one! :)
    Have a great day!
    ~ Jo

  17. What a lovely idea! I'd love to get that book in my hands.

  18. love it! What a great idea.... I better finish 'cleaning' and clearing out so that I can take a photo that doesn't look like a crime scene. Have pulled everything out of everywhere gathering stuff to sell at our tag sale and it looks like we've been robbed! thanks for the motivation to make it pretty again.

  19. Congratulations to Rita for winning your great giveaway. Your photo challenge is such a wonderful idea Judy.
    sending hugs...

  20. Hi Judy!

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment. :) I'm going to send you 2 pictures today! Would you believe I still have not seen Fifi's book!! It is a crazy itch to scratch I'll tell ya!
    :) Lara

  21. I would love to win this book. I have heard alot of good things about it. I better get to taking some pics.

  22. Congrats to the winner! I have heard some great things about this book. This sounds like a very interesting challenge! I am too late to read it.


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