I have read each and every email and comment. Thank you all for being so excited about my “new home”!! I am loving it too!! To celebrate I thought it would be fun to do a little giveaway! Think of it as my gift to you for your patience and your kindness :) I thought it would be fun to giveaway this book…Design Sponge.


Here is what Amazon.com says about the book …

The long-awaited home décor bible by the beloved design blogger

“Thank you,” wrote a reader to Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney, “for teaching me that houses don’t have to be frumpy and formal. They don’t have to be matchy-matchy or rigidly modern.” They can just be comfy and unique and reflect who you are, no matter how small your budget or space.

That reader is one of the 75,000 unique daily visitors to Design*Sponge, who make it the most popular design site on the web. The site receives 250,000 pageviews every day and has 150,000 RSS subscribers and 280,000 followers on Twitter. Design*Sponge fans have been yearning for the ultimate design manual from their guru, Grace, and she has finally delivered with this definitive guide, which includes:

• Home tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers

• Fifty DIY projects, with detailed instructions for personalizing your space

• Step-by-step tutorials on everything from stripping and painting furniture to hanging wallpaper and doing your own upholstery

• Fifty Before & After makeovers submitted by readers of Design*Sponge—real people with limited time and realistic budgets

• Essential tips on modern flower arranging, with 20 arrangements

With over 700 color photos and illustrations and projects that are customizable, relatable, and affordable, this is the democratizing design book everyone has been waiting for!


I can relate to Grace so much….I would love to publish someday :) We shall see what the future holds for me…in the meantime I will read Grace’s book :)

Here is the low down….

Comment and tell me you most favorite thing about my “new home”…

For an additional entry fan me on Facebook :) and comment.

Winner pulled on Feb 8th!




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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. I love your title banner, and the fact that you can be more “yourself”. Always excited to see new posts from CI!!!

  2. Also a FB fan. Thanks for the giveaway Tracie!

  3. Love the website setup…easy to use, fun and lots of great ideas!

  4. I love the foyer and Staircase makeover the most! However I love everything you have done. Thank you so much for your entire blog!

  5. I love the cute banner! Your blog is great. I’ve been a follower for awhile and just joined you FB! Thanks for the give away!

    Lori @ Chatty Cathy

  6. I love love love the tabs at the top, it makes it very simple and easy to navigate through the website. I have a lot of fun looking at all of the projects you have done I have tried some of your ideas myself. Thank you for the inspiration to think outside the box. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

  7. I loe how much cleaner and “open” it looks. To me is more user friendly! :)

  8. I love your banner and the simplicity of the layout! Can’t wait to read your posts.

  9. Love the layout and how easy it is to find anything – plus your banner is super cute and everything is really professional looking!

  10. I love the drop downs, I guess that is what you call them? Anyway, they make it soooo much easier to find that thing I was looking for! Thanks for the chance to win that awesome book!

  11. I love the title banner and all of the tabs at the top that make it really easy for me to navigate. Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  12. Love the rotating slide picture show at the top of the page – – so handy! Thanks for the chance to win the book…my fingers are crossed!

  13. It’s the little things…like the scalloped borders on everything! So cute!

  14. I love how organized it is! Whoever helped you with it, did an excellent job!
    Thanks so much for the give away and your blog! Always enjoy it!

  15. I love reading your site. It is the first one I click on in the morning. You truly motivtae and inspire me with such practical ,inexpensive and for the most part simple ways to freshen up any space. Love the pantry idea. Loce the simplicity and fresh look of your new home page. I am a Facebook fan.

  16. Hi! I look foward to your emails/postings because of your great decorating ideas. You have practical, useful, elegant style ….. your photos show that your home has a welcome feeling to it, a warm atmosphere for children & adults!!! :)

  17. the colors are nice and soothing! very nice upgrade

  18. I love love love the new color scheme ! very beautiful

  19. liked on FB

  20. I love the rotating pictures up top.

    PS I already liked you on facebook!

  21. Lovin’ the foyer!!

  22. I’m loving the rotating slide picture show at the top of the page!!!!

  23. I also fanned you on FB!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. It is so much easier to navigate thru your site. And it looks pretty. Thanks for offering a chance to win


  25. I like the pantry re-do

  26. Love your new home!! The navigation is more natural and the layout is straight forward. The banner is perky, warm and eye catching. Thank you for the great improvements!

  27. The banner is very cute, and the rest is super organized. Very easy to find things.

  28. I love the layout and ease of navigation, very well done!

  29. Love the clean/organized look!

  30. I love the bright, light color scheme. It’s invigorating without being too much.

  31. I’m also a fan on Facebook. :) I hope I win!

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