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Some exciting news today on a couple of fronts!  The second issue of House of Fifty online magazine was released today and I’m featured in the “Blogs we love” section.  Lakeitha of Home to 3 Duncan Boys and House of Fifty editor and I met during the Nicholas House project.  She had the room next door to mine.  We hit it off right away.  I was thrilled when she asked to include my little blog in HOF.  The first issue was fabulous and the second issue is even better!  Check it out here.

My other big news of the day is my 1st giveaway!  I’ve been doing some online shopping while trying to tackle that to do list I created here the other day.  I ended up in the home decor section at  It’s no secret that I love Target and I am always impressed with the different collections they come up with throughout the year.  There’s always something for everyone and that got me thinking about you, lovely readers.

Which collection would be your favorite?  Would your fav be the same as mine?  If not, why?  So, I decided to whip up an inspiration board for each collection.  You choose your favorite, tell me why and then try and guess my favorite.  Once you’ve made your choice, shoot me a comment and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card from Target to use however you please!

How easy is that?  (and fun too!)

If you’d like a couple of extra ways to enter, feel free to tweet, blog or Facebook about this giveaway.  Just remember to send me another comment letting me know that you did it!  The giveaway will run for 1 week, so be sure to tell your friends!

Forest Floor Collection


Blossom Collection


Modern Serenity


So pretty, right?  Remember to pick your favorite and guess my fav too!  I can’t wait to hear from all of you!  Good luck!!

70 Responses

  1. Congratulations on the feature. I personally like the Modern Serenity collection because it is simple yet abstract. I prefer things that have a modern feel to them. I think your favorite is the Forrest Floor collection. Thank you for the opportunity to win the Target gift card. 😉

  2. I just found your blog via HOF, I’m excited to keep perusing. My fav would be a mix of modern serenity and the blossom collection with 80 modern 20 blossom. I’ve looked at some of your past posts, and can’t quite decided, but I am going to pick the blossom collection as your fav. Fun giveaway!

  3. This is my first visit to your website. I am so excited. What a way to be greated than with a giveaway. Can’t wait to explore your site. I would have to say that I am a mixture of Forest Floor and Modern Serenity. I love the colors in Forest Floor and the clean lines and style of Modern Serenity. Guessing yours is totally winging it since this is the first post I’ve read on your site…Modern Serenity.

  4. just found the house of fifty and am sooooooooo impressed. Look forward to your blog too! I think your fav is blossom collection – just going by intuition. I am surprising myself by liking the artwork and accessories in the modern serenity collection – even like the name!

  5. I was happy to see you in HOF as I was reading it yesterday. Congrats! Not sure how your doing all that your doing. You are one busy woman! My favorite is forest floor, but like a few things from the modern collection as well. I’m going to guess your favorite is forest floor.

  6. Just posted on my business Facebook page – Drapes and Sew Much More about the giveaway

  7. I just came across your blog yesterday via house of fifty. Great update to your home, inside and out!

    I am definitely drawn to the forest floor collection.

  8. My favorite is the forest floor. The colors are warm and welcoming reminding me of
    fall which is my favorite season. And also the season in which I will be celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary1 I think your favorite might be modern serenity. Only a guess but this great magazine’s style reminds me of this one. Congrats you have produced a great online magazine! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  9. I like the Forest Floor best, I like the neutral colors. I also think this is your favorite!
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  10. Hey! I like a mixture of the Forest Floor and Modern Serenity. Both would work with my current decor. I think either of those might be your favorite, too.. Hope Im right! I really need that giftcard!

  11. My favorite is Modern Serenity, but I think that your favorite is Forest Floor. Can’t wait to hear the result. Glad I found your blog.

  12. Congrats on the feature!
    I love the Modern Serenity the most! I think your favorite is the Forest Floor though 🙂
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  13. I love the Forest Floor collection because I think the pillow would look fabulous in my house. And I think the Blossom collection is your favorite.

  14. Congrats on being featured on House of Fifty!

    Not to hop on any bandwagons, but I have to go with the Forest Floor collection. The mushroom shadowboxes did it for me. Plus I’m a sucker for rustic elements intertwined with clean style, so that option is by far my favorite. 🙂

  15. My favorite is Forest Floor. I think it may be your favorite, too. The vintage feel and neutral palette really draws me in. Plus I’m a sucker for anything nature inspired. Thank you so much for offering such a fun and generous giveaway! 🙂

  16. The Forest Floor collection is beautiful. I ‘m a “nature colors” person and would love this in my home. Also, your blog is great….found you through HOF.

  17. Hi, Lori! I’m definitely Modern Serenity and I’m pretty sure yours is Forest Floor. 🙂 It was so fun seeing you in HOF! And yes, let’s definitely have lunch soon. Give me a ring once school is back in session.

  18. Love your blog! I’m digging the blossom collection (especially that stool!) I also like the Forest Floor and think that might be your favorite!

  19. Forest Floor is my favorite…nature never goes out of style…and SOOO ready for Fall!

  20. Lori…great to be featured in HOF! I think I am a mix of Forest Floor and Modern Serenity…..sounds a little manic when you think of them together 🙂

  21. Congrats on the feature! It’s always fun and exciting to be included in a media that honors the profession and your talents!

    As for target, I love me some target! In fact I was on a mission to get into their designer featured accessories back in 09. Tried for a year and I just got tired of bugging them about it! Haha. My fav is the forest floor collection

  22. Modern serenity is my favorite and I think it’s your favorite too. I like the simple lines and rich colors.

  23. Hi, Lori! Congrats on the HOF feature, that is wonderful for you. Glad to hear things are going well around your house & that your hubby will be working at home. Sounds like things are working out well. oK, so my fave is Forest floor & I am guessing that might be your fave too! Who can’t use a Target giftcard!? I hope we can get together again before the year is out. I can’t seem to make contact with the ATL bloggers this summer, everyone is so busy.

  24. My favorite is the Modern Serenity collection, and I am guessing that your fave is the Forest Floor selection. Thanks!!

  25. The Forest Floor Collection is a natural choice for me since we live in the middle of the forest on the banks of a river. Good Luck!

  26. I prefer the Forest Floor Collection because it would compliment my house best. This is my first visit to your blog so I’m not sure which way you would go quite yet. Love Target!

  27. I usually like traditional decor but I really like the Modern Serenity and I’m just going to guess that maybe you do too. They are all pretty, gotta love Target for affordable decor.

  28. I like the Blossom collection, especially the tye-die looking tray! So cute! I think your favorite is The Forest Floor Collection because it matches the theme colors of your blog! I love Target! My favorite store!

  29. I must say I am a Forest Floor gal. Thank you for the great insperation. Good Luck to everyone on the Target giveaway.

  30. l like Modern serenity, I like clean and simple style. And guess your favorite is the same based on reading more of your posts.

  31. Hi Lori,

    Congratulations on your feature! My favorite is the Modern Serenity inspiration board. I love the recurring concentric circle theme and the pops of yellow. I just graduated from college as an interior design major and am currently looking for a job. After reading your ‘about’ page, it is so great to see how you were able to have be successful in the design field as well as raise a family. I can’t wait to check out the rest of your site! Thanks for the doing the giveaway, I know I am not alone when I say I love Target!

  32. My favorite is the Forest Floor Collection and I’m going to guess it’s your favorite, too! I’m basing that on the warm colors.

  33. My favorite would have to be the Fores Floor Collection. My guess is that you love this one too! 🙂

  34. The forest floor is my fav of the three. I would say you like the Forest Floor too.

  35. My favorite is the Blossom Collection because I love it, it’s so girly and feminine. I think your favorite is the Forest Floor Collection. 🙂

  36. My favorite is the Forest Floor, although I really like all 3. I’m going to guess that Forest Floor is you favorite too? 🙂 I am a sucker for warm, earthy colors! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  37. Congrats!!! I like the Modern Serenity. I guess you like the Forest Floor Collection. 🙂

  38. It was hard for me to pick my favorite between the Modern Serenity and the Forest Floor, if I have only one choice I would go for the modern serenity but could see using both. It would be a “serenity floor collection.” I think you may go for the Forest Floor. Thanks for a chance to win!