WELCOME TO LUCKY 7 DESIGN'S 1 YEAR BLOGIVERSARY BALL....I thank you all for coming and would like to introduce you to My Guest of Honor ......Marian..... MISS MUSTARD SEED !!!!
I know I can hardly contain myself....do any of you have that blog that you check everyday, the one you've followed since God knows when. The blogger who inspires you and makes you strive harder to make your dream happen because you see she is living proof that it can be done. She has even made me like BLUE and anyone who knows me understands I'm not a fan of blue. lol
Miss Mustard Seed is that blog, and Marian is that blogger for me Melanie of Lucky 7 Design. When I started planning this celebration I thought to myself I would love to ask her, but hesitated because she is A BIG DEAL in blogland and what would she want to do on my little blog ( I mean seriously she has 6,374 followers) But because Im a follower of her blog, I know she is a real person, a wife, a mother, a daughter and artist.... not just a fabulous blogger.
I mean she also hosts some fabulous series parties on her blog:
These are some of her finished pieces
Her famous Union Jack dresser
Grainsack covered ottoman
Music page dresser
Grainsack bar stool cushions
What's the worst that could happen, she passes....I would understand. So I sent her an email and asked her if she'd like to donate a simple paint brush since she is the Chalk Paint guru who has sent blogland in a tizzy over this paint. lol I thought even an empty can of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint can with her autograph would be fun. She answered back and said YES she would love to and that she would dig into "her stash"....WHAT???? she's going into her stash for me and my readers! I LOVED IT....I DID THE HAPPY DANCE....JUMPED AROUND AND TOLD MY DAUGHTER AND FRIENDS WHO WERE OVER AND SENT AT TEXT TO THE HUBS...then I replied with a big thank you email again.
Miss Mustard has a love affair with grainsacks...
because this is what she does with them.
Here is what Miss Mustard Seed is giving away today:
Yes...one of her grainsack bags a Bemis Seamless ( like the one used to upholster the ottoman in her post)
I wanted to give you all some info on Marian and how the Miss Mustard Seed blog began! The following is from her blog...who better to tell you right.
Mustard Seed Interiors currently sells antiques, refurbished furniture, and handmade accessories for your home at The Old Lucketts Store in Lucketts, VA and at antique fairs in the mid-Atlantic region.
I am also a freelance writer for HGTV.com and a contributor to Cottages and Bungalows magazine. I'm honored to have my work featured in Romantic Homes magazine (January 2011), Flea Market Style (Spring 2011), Cottages and Bungalows (April 2011, May 2011) and online at Houzz, Apartment Thearapy, Design Sponge, About.com and many DIY/Home Decorating blogs.
"Move mountains in your home."
Some of you may know that Miss Mustard Seed is a reference to a verse in the bible, Matthew 17:20, "...For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
When I was thinking of a tag line for my blog, this verse came to mind again. Now, I am not intending to take things out of context and make the words mean something they don't, but I love the symbolism in this verse and how I can apply it to my decorating and business philosophy. I want my blog to be an encouragement to those who desire a beautiful home on a small budget. Those who are daring and resourceful enough to glue moss onto tennis balls to fill a Goodwill vase. To those who will roll up their sleeves and paint that 1970's dresser they hauled out of their neighbor's trash (in the middle of the night, so they don't embarrass their kids!) To those who shop the drop cloth section to slipcover their husband's "single days" sofa to make it pretty until they can afford something else.
As all of you know who read my posts and see the pictures...I am that person! I do all of those things. That is why her blog is one of my favorites and does inspire me to keep doing what Im doing and stay true to who I am.
Okay so here is how you can win one of MMS grainsack bags:
This giveaway is only open to you if you are a follower
of LUCKY 7 DESIGN.
PLEASE COMMENT SEPARATELY FOR EACH ACTION YOU COMPLETE....SO EACH COMMENT WILL COUNT AS ANOTHER ENTRY FOR YOU.
Must be a follower of LUCKY 7 DESIGN
Must be or become a follower of MISS MUSTARD SEED
Like Lucky 7 Design on Facebook Fan Page
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(HEART) Lucky 7 Design on Etsy
Tell me what blog/blogger inspires you
Enter once or do them all..it's up to you! Im giving you as many entries I can to win this fabulous giveaway. (just make sure you do the mandatory one...wink wink)
Make sure to check back tomorrow so I can introduce you to my next fabulous guest and what she is bringing to the party for you!
EACH GIVEAWAY WILL RUN FOR (2 DAYS) 48 HOURS!
Thank you all for coming!
Don't forget I'm offering a discount in both my Etsy shops throughout this celebration.
Use coupon code 1YEARBLOGGIN
THE WINNER IS:
Congratulations to you!