Monday, February 28, 2011


Hey everyone!   I hope you all  had a great weekend.  Things are almost back to normal here with the sicknesses gone and room redesigns almost complete. ( 5 reveals coming soon)

I wanted to let you all know about another giveaway that Im running on my Facebook page.   As you all know I am on the Mommy Blogging Team for Haddad Brands.   They have been kind enough to offer my readers and Facebook friends/fans some great stuff.

Here is the giveaway package ( $115 value)

Knit Jordan fingerless gloves with mitt cover (perfect for your baller to practice in cool weather)

Nike/Ohio State sportsbag ( perfect for carrying uniform or change of clothes to gym)

The always infamous Jordan skully cap....keep that dome warm.

This Jordan backpack is hot in black with the red Jumpman. 

Go over to  Lucky 7 Design Facebook page  and here is all you need to do to enter:

1.  LIKE the L7D page.
2.  Visit Haddad Brands Facebook page and LIKE them too.
3.  Leave a comment on the giveaway .

Each of these steps will give you 1 entry......you must comment that you did each one individually to get each entry.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Okay all you Southern Belle's get your cameras ready.  Eddie Ross is now casting for room makeovers for Southern Living Magazine!   Mandatory requirement is that you live in the South.....and by that I mean the Southern part of the United States not Jersey (cant knock a girl for trying to meet her decorating guru, idol)

So go to Eddie's Facebook page and get all the details http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=845690192.

You can also visit his website for more Eddie news and some great new things he is working on and helping others work on as well http://www.eddieross.com/eddie_ross/.

Sizzle Reel for Bravo's Top Design finalist and former Martha Stewart Living editor Eddie Ross from Eddie Ross on Vimeo.

Love E & J......

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I've been so busy lately with the 2 blogs and FB pages and in the midst of all this trying to get a 4 room makeover done before my daughter's 1st birthday in March!  

Did I mention that I returned home  Sunday Valentine weekend and by Wednesday we all got some horrible stomach virus and it has spread to my entire family of 7 (not so lucky) lol   It's over a week now and still running through the house.   Can you say L-Y-S-O-L

Sickness and all, Im a determined decorator.   This is a sneak peek of what Im working on this week along with playing nurse to my family, blogging, and somewhere in there administering medicine to myself to keep going.

This is a before of my sky blue bedroom, which will now be the new nursery for my soon to be 1 yr old.

This is my medicine.....glass upon glass of Diet Pepsi

I put my FREE Valspar sample kit to use...thank you Valspar & Lowe's

Im still so addicted to the bird fabric that the room is going to be based on that fabric and color scheme.

If you look closely you can see that the sky blue wall is gone.....but that's all your getting for now.

Done so far:

Empty room
Prime & Paint room
Move in furniture
Install more closet bars
Organize all the girls clothes in closet
Hang curtains

Still to do:

Paint antique children's bed
Paint hutch
Configure a desk area
Add art to the walls

Dont forget to visit my Facebook page for your easy chance to win Nike/Jordan items!


Hey everyone....Im sick but Im a blog loving, Facebooking fool tonight.    Just wanted to invite you all to an easy giveaway that Im hosting on my Lucky 7 Design Facebook page.

For 2 easy, painless entries:

1.  Just like my fan page  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lucky-7-design/184414528243291

2.  Like Haddad Brands fan page  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Haddad-Brands/300685096044


Sunday, February 20, 2011


Well of course on the weekend that I want to start a major home redesign project.....switching my bedroom with the baby's nursery then move 2 little girls in together.   This will entail spackling, priming and painting 2 bedrooms....then Im also painting the adjoining hallway that leads to the dining room and the dining room too.

So I figured I would give you 2 before pics to think about and then compare to the new reveals later this week.

This is the nursery before....

This is my bedroom before.......

I made 2-3 trips to Lowe's this week to get all my supplies ready to start.   Got my primer, paint also bought some new curtains from Waverly that I really like.  They had a promotion going on too...spend $50 in painting supplies and get $5 off.....plus I had $5 Valspar coupons from my FREE sample kits.   Cha-ching!   Love Valspar and love Lowe's.

But of course....something always happens.  My son got a throat infection, then my 4 year old got it too.  My 10 year old caught a stomach virus and then gave that to my 4 yr old too!.  It's only a matter of time before it does a hit and run on all of us.

But Big Daddy J already moved everything out of the room and I had to keep this project on track.  We settled the kids in and got to work.  Big Daddy was on baby duty but did some painting (he hates painting) while Bugga was napping.   So 2 rooms down and kids in somewhat of recovery, I hope to get the hallway and dining room done by the end of the week.

Hopefully I will be able to post the reveals this week...if Im not sick by then!   I have a ton of emails to answer from both blogs and FB messages but I will be back on track soon!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, February 18, 2011


I know I just hosted a CSN givewaway but my mind is really still on my weekend getaway with my husband.  I thought I would share with you some pics of the surprise romantic getaway he planned for just the 2 of us.

Okay so he know Im an obsessive planner and had to tell me 1. so that I could arrange proper childcare arrangements for our 5 kiddos. 2. So that I could pack appropriately because I hate to not have what I need.

But we had so much time together and had so much fun.  I forgot what it's like to sleep through the night without waking up to change a diaper or make a bottle.  I also forgot how it sounds to not hear Mama or Daddy called out at least 20 times a day.

So here are some highlights of our trip.

Atlantic City, New Jersey

View from the condo

Loved the golden crosses atop this church

Checkin with the kids

View of casino and beach

Watched the sunset on the 1st day

Out on the town...loved this building

Cuba Libre....the most amazing food

Big Daddy at the Taj

Taj Mahal 

Day 2

So pretty...looks like a postcard

AC beach in February

Hard Rock Cafe

Night time at the Taj

My husband snapping silly pics

So long AC thanks for the memories

We stayed at the Wyndham Resorts in Atlantic City and I must tell you it was great.  The condo, the service, the location....we couldnt have asked for anything better.   We will be back...right now my mind is still there.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


First I want to thank all of you for entering my CSN giveaway this past week, and although there can only be 1 winner today that doesn't mean you aren't all winners! (I have a special surprise for you tonight) Pssst. it's another chance to win a CSN giveaway.

THE WINNER OF LUCKY 7 DESIGN'S CSN GIVEAWAY IS.............(drumroll.......)

Comment # 20 -   LESLEY C.   of  Five Seconds from Crazy

Here is the winning comment from Lesley.

Blogger Lesley said...
I like Lucky 7 on facebook as Lesley C.
February 9, 2011 11:43 PM

Come back tonight to see how you can win another CSN giveaway from me.....yea cuz I'm cool like that. lol

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I was so excited when CSN contacted me offering to sponsor a giveaway for my readers on Lucky 7 Design!

I love CSN, and I have won giveaways myself.   That's how I got my fabulous Ginsu knives as well as my iron cookbook holder.

I know you all love CSN and Valentine's Day is almost here and gone so why not treat yourself to your own little present!   You can find anything and everything on CSN from dishes, wall art, or an L shaped desk for that crafting room.

Love this one from Kathy Ireland Home

CSN offers everything from Classic to the Unique....I'm giving you some eye candy to prove my point!

Rustic urns.....make me smile!

Titanium vases...very unique

I (heart) this so much...it's everything I love in rustic art.

These are so pretty and so classic

Classic black knife set

Unique Knife Set.   I have to get this...I love it!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I've been a little busy the past few days.....

Having 2 full blogs, Facebook and Twitter accounts takes alot of work. (well actually time)

But I hope that my absence will be excused when I come back with a great giveaway for all my readers.

            SEE YOU ALL VERY SOON!


Sunday, February 6, 2011


Larissa over at Eat.Sleep.Create http://eatsleepcreaterepeat.blogspot.com/ has nominated me for the Stylish Blogger Award.   I think that it is so sweet, she is a new bloggy friend and I love the support from my new friends.   They have even come over to my new blog as well.  THANKS SO MUCH!!   I've also been nominated on the Mama J and Her Little Fashionistas by Leighann from Crafty Southern Chick and  SJ       from Homemaker on a Dime.   This circle of friends sure know how to show the support.

Friday, February 4, 2011


                                                YOUR INVITED 

             IT'S A SHOE LOVE LINKY PARTY...

NOW I KNOW YOU ALL HAVE TO HAVE SOME SHOES IN THOSE CLOSETS OF YOURS.   Grab your camera and snap some pics or get creative and model them.   But hurry..I'm already there.....

C'mon get your shoes on and let's go.....

Thursday, February 3, 2011


          Have you heard of Willow House???      If you haven't Please let me introduce YOU!

It's an independent consultant business that sells BEAUTIFUL home decor, entertaining and organizational pieces for your home! You can view the products here by clicking the Shop Online button. Be sure to check out the OUTLET where there are some incredible deals!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Many of you know my name (Melanie) and some of you just know Lucky 7 Design....well I want to invite you to another side of my life.    My family life....although L7D is a lifestyle blog it focuses more on my home and entertaining.  I love decorating and design but Im also a mother of 5 children and that is my primary purpose and what I spend most of my time doing.

I was trying to work my family into L7D but I think it is better to just go all out and launch a new blog with a whole different vibe.   Ladies and Gentleman introducing (drum roll............)


This is a temporary button while I can find exactly what Im looking for but this kinda resembles me except I would have a lot more bags, a stroller and 4 walking kids surrounding me (you get the look im goin for now)

I've had a blast over at Homemaker on a Dime and her Swap Followings party and have met and followed some great new bloggers.

I invite all of you Lucky 7 Design readers to come on over and follow Mama J in her everyday fashionable and some days not so fashionable life with a family of 7.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Okay so this is my 1st giveaway on Lucky 7 Design and of course things cant go smooth...well because it's me who's doing it. lol

So while doing Random.Org to get winner...I was trying to screen print and closed the window instead.  But I remembered the number which was #16.      

Unfortunately I had to go in and do it again so the second time it gave me a different number (can you imagine if it didn't. lol) and that number is # 48.    So I couldn't live with myself if I didn't give the 1st person their rightful prize, but also the second person was drawn as well.