Monday, May 24, 2010

may giveaway! - win a cute mini bird notebook!

I'm in full late spring clean mode over here... hmmmmm..... or maybe it is my nesting instinct starting to kick in. Regardless, it is time to clear out some of my old classic craft inventory. So perfect time for a giveaway! This month I am giving away a cute little mini lined notebook (3.25 x 5") featuring one of my little bird illustrations. This is the last one in this style, so I never got around to listing it on etsy... but, alas, time to make way for the new... so it must go!

Enter to win by posting a comment telling me one thing you have done this year in your spring clean mode. Did you organize your bookshelves in alphabetical order? Did you finally donate your high school prom dress to goodwill? Or maybe you just pushed many items further under the bed to get them "out of sight"... that counts right?

A random draw will be made next Monday, May 31st, so check back to see if you win! Please remember to include some sort of contact info (etsy shop, blog, website, or e.mail address) and please only one entry per person. Good luck!

82 comments:

DK said...

I completely redid my office and studio, and donated a bunch of clothes to goodwill. Other than that I haven't done much cleaning... but I really should.

TheSeaWithin said...

I bought some more canisters to put my dried beans in instead of keeping them in the bags!

Krishenka said...

Well if stripping out an old kitchen and throwing out tins, packets of food stuff that was way past sell by dates and then rearraging them all again. Does that count:) Great giveaway
If I win here I am

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resolute twig said...

I have been going through everything and getting rid of TONS and it has actaully been wonderful and super cleansing.

I love your little book! :)

M.M.E. said...

I cut my possessions in half this spring in order to get ready for a cross-country move in July. I hope that counts as cleaning.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

I just spent hours and hours this past Saturday cleaning out our garage. We moved into our first home 6 months ago, and well, never really bothered to paw through all our stuff from various long term storage situations...so thank you, Salvation Army, for coming to pick up loads of stuff from my house this weekend! :)

ps - i was COMPLETELY dreading this chore, but it actually turned out to be fun. go fig. :P

Plantress said...

I put away my winter clothes and switched out to summer clothes. I know, that doesn't seem like much but I am one of those girls who save everything-even though it hasn't fit in years. This year I donated probably 8 large black bags of clothes to charity.

jdavissquared said...

I did a deep clean of the whole house! Felt awesome, but now I'm trying to maintain!

lifePOINTimages said...

Oh my goodness.... where to start?
we always go crazy this time of year. One of the major accomplishments this spring was the building of our backyard deck. I also went through all of my magazines and cut out only the pages that I needed... then put those pages into plastic sleeves in binders. Looking through the binders is VERY inspiring!

A Beautiful Party said...

I bagged up all my clothes to take to goodwill. they are still in my house. So close!

Stephanie said...

I moved this spring.. so I sorted and cleaned and organized literally every item I own.

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Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

What a cute book! The only thing I really did was get a new storage container for all of my beads, it was much needed and cleared up a lot of space on my work table.

Cat said...

What a sweet little birdie...I adore that he is singing a song!!!!

This past weekend, I reorganize and cleaned the shelved in our living room and it felt good!!!!

Have a great week my dear!

xo Cat

Christina said...

I have gone through clothes to donate, but always forget to take them with me in the car to drop them off. I need to do a whole lot more cleaning and organizing around the house! lol
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Ola Fumilayo said...

What a delightful illustration!

I actually ended up hiring a professional clutter-reducer person for 3 hours in order to plow through the messy mess which transitioning my bedroom into my workroom created. We got rid of LOADS of stuff and found $200 hidden away in an envelope too!

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customdesigns4ubynan said...

Haven't done anything yet, but I'm in negotiations for a studio space, and then I can get all my fabric tha's stashed in every corner and every drawer in my house. AARRGGHH! I want it out so my own living space can be clean and organized. I have nowhere to put all my stuff in my little apartment.

Evelyn said...

Last week, I cleaned my kitchen...like super cleaned. I even moved the microwave, cleaned cords, took everything out from under the sink, condensed bottles of cleaners, wiped every surface (including the stove hood) and steam mopped the floors. It was a glorious 5 hours :)

Julia said...

We just moved into a new apartment, so I've been in full on scrubbing mode. Unfortunately nothing really got cleaned before we moved in, so we've had to do everything, going around with old toothbrushes to get the grunge out of all the cracks. It sure is nice when something is done though!

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Crab Apple Designs said...

I moved this spring I had a massive garage sale. What didn't sell went directly to the Salvation Army. What a relief to have my moving load lightened!

I love your work, Valerie. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

http://crabappledesigns.com

Brad said...

Another recent-mover here. Craigslisted all my old furniture and have been buying tons of shelving and closet organizer to maximize my space! Fun fun fun.

Tonya said...

I gave away bags of fabric from my stash to someone who will actually use it to quilt instead of hording for years without ever doing anything with it!
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tonyadusold.blogspot.com

GardenPig said...

I threw a lot of stuff away, but I still have so much stuff and it looks like I didn't really clean anything. -.-

Holly said...

Hey cool, we're both having giveaways right now! This notebook is precious too. I've done spring cleaning in a variety of ways this year, but most of it has been associated with moving. We've been settling in, rearranging, and attempting to organize our stuff as we go. It's so fun!

If Toys Could Talk said...

I sent my sister-in-law a box of gently-used baby clothes from my stash. She's pregnant with her first wee princess, and we had to clean out some of Miss C.'s clothes to make room for storing the ones Master W. has grown out of. :)

reneek said...

love your blog. would like to enter your giveaway.

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lisaroy said...

what a cute little birdie!
I finally put closet organizers in my closet! Emptied the entire thing out, and got to work removing the upper shelf to raise it higher and then assemble the kit of parts. Now everything has a place and nothing's on the floor! And goodwill won out too so that always feels good! : )

mywifesstudio said...

Hi, I have cleaned my studio 3 times this month!!!

kym said...

I redid my art/craft space and donated loads of clothes from my 11 year old sons closet.

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Janabolic said...

Adorable little notebook!

I completely cleaned out my closet and got rid of old things I've been meaning to throw out for a few years now. I was amazed at the relief that came with throwing away these items that had been causing me so much stress.

janabolic@ymail.com

Jenni said...

Massive Goodwill run..Massive. It was time to clean out many outgrown clothing items from the kids...I did pass along a lot too :)

Knotted Nest said...

What a lovely little notebook! I'm having a giant book sale this weekend to make a little room. Here's hoping it doesn't rain :)

thepixie said...

Ahh spring cleaning!

I'm currently in the process of sorting through TONS of things from a recent move, so most of my efforts have been aimed at minimizing 'stuff'. I'm preparing for a garage sale later on this summer, and also packing things up for a huge thrift store run!

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April said...

I scrubbed the house from top to bottom (literally) and gave away tons of stuff to a local animal shelter yard sale fund-raiser and to a thrift store.

My Life Under the Bus said...

I loves me some bird !!! I had to do a whole house clean for a family party but I have to say weeks later I feel strangely unsatisfied......perhaps a new burd would cheer me up ! LOL

VeganCraftastic said...

I got rid of a ton of yarn and fabric that I was never going to use, it feels great to make room for stuff I really love! Thanks for having this giveaway!

Gallery32 said...

I finally donated all of the clothes from my closet that no longer fit or are horribly out of fashion. It felt great to be rid of it all. I also organized my very messy studio :)

considerthelillies said...

i keep having to reorganize my craft area AND my food pantry! I am not naturally organized so it takes quite an effort to do but eventually tends to return to disorder! It does feel really good during the "still organized" time!

miranda said...

spring cleaning, eh? does moving during the spring count? we moved in march and POOF - mega cleaning, of the scrubbing variety and also the organizing, tossing, good-willing and other types too.

and last night - reorganized the pants part of the closet. it's funny how quickly disorder overtakes a perfectly ordered space. to avoid being crushed by toppling piles of pants i got rid of some, stashed some, refolded the rest. ;-)

cupcakebomb said...

I cleaned out my closet! I donated 4 bags of clothes to goodwill. :)

Diana said...

I got some old filing cabinets off craigslist, painted them with chalkboard paint and then labelled the drawers! (one is called "beer")

babalisme said...

I am rummaging through my closet right now and piling them up to 3 categories : donate, recycle/reuse/re-purpose, and "if-you-re-keeping this-you-ARE-a-hoarder." It's amazing how many things we have forgotten to own. it amazed me.

ZudaGay said...

I went through the toy cabinet and threw away the broken toys and put everything back in neatly. But it won't be neat anymore when the grandchildren show up to play. :)

Adorable mini bird notebook!!

Tazim said...

I went through my closet and shelf to donate old things and sell old books, too!

thursday said...

ha! what didn't I do? we just moved so we've cleaned everything. next month we'll be having a yard sale as well - so that will clear out more clutter.

love that cutie notebook!

thursday@mygirlthursday.com

Lorelei said...

Cleaned the unsightly junk closet under the stairs! It felt so liberating to finally sort through it all :)

HavannahSoy said...

i went through all my clothes to be donated to charity

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Julie said...

I cleaned out my kitchen cupboards! Yeah what a mess! All those plastic containers you save because "I might need them one day." All those bowls and glass casserole dishes relatives leave after family dinners.....all cleaned out!

Galit said...

Ooooooh such a cute notebook!

Spring cleaning was really easy for us this year as we moved to Australia and had to take just the very necessaries. It feels wonderful to live light like that. One suddenly understands that most of your life you buy and posses much more than you actually need...

another way said...

I read a book on repurposing old items..haven't actually done anything yet, but it's a start!!

Melissa said...

I sifted through all my clothes and got rid of a ton of stuff that I don't wear anymore. Sold some of it at a yard sale, and donated the rest! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

BEadECLECTIC said...

I actually JUST wrote a blog about this! I stripped wallpaper and painted my bedroom, which started with a good cleaning of my closet, so I woudl have less to lug out of it. :)


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littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

beautiful notebook!

This spring I've planted out all sorts of vegtables from beans, peas to herbs and courgette

The Taylor Bunch said...

we redid our entire house in different paint colors
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Wehaf said...

I finally unpacked my artwork from when we moved in a year ago. Does that count?

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Kristen said...

I went through my closet and gave away all the stuff I haven't worn in a long time.

couponboss at gmail dot com

TopHat said...

We moved out of state this spring, so in my spring cleaning mode I got rid of all the stuff we don't need anymore! We're still trying to figure out what to do with the moving boxes, though!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Crystal P said...

Cleaned out our basement, oh goodness!

crystalmarieporter at gmail dot com

Anna said...

I got a new laptop and I'm in the process of organizing all my files. I have a bunch of photos and music so I'm making a folder system where everything stays organized and easy to find.

Nice giveaway. :)
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very married said...

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i color coded my closet! hopefully it lasts!

Samy said...

I re-organized my closet! I like organization :)

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Sherlyj said...

I cleared the crap off my desk in my room and am making my way through the other areas in my room. I suck at organizing stuff. daydreamsinbubbles(at)hotmail(dot)com

Frannie said...

I've finally finished spring cleaning! The house is in order.
There is something so uplifting and new, fresh. Please don't laugh.... I even organized my pots and pans.
Maybe I am nesting too....I will be a grandmother again in about 3 weeks. I was going to start on my daughters home next...but she beat me to it.

asuka said...

I tend to hoard all sorts of pamphlets and papers, drafted thoughts and reminders, and such throughout the year. It all gets pilled up in a desk drawer, and I was finally brave enough to open it and clean it out! x_x

Katie said...

i've lost 40 lbs this year so far and just last week, i donated a bunch of old clothes to goodwill. it was therapeutic because it wasn't until last week that i realized i was never going to need them again, that there was no reason to hold onto them like a security blanket. :) yay me!

jennifer young said...

i finally put up a shelf to organize book! yahoo! would love to win this notbook!
j.

woolies said...

Ok. Hmm. I took all my fabric out of the bureau I'd been using and gave the bureau to one of my teenagers. Because if you saw his closet floor.....I couldn't stand it another minute.
Did it do any good? Muhawahahah! And where is all my fabric now??
Love your notebook!!

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throuthehaze said...

Cute! I just went through all the kitchen cabinets are cleaned them out :)
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deltay said...

I re-arranged my bookshelf :)

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Heather said...

Did too many things since I was having family come stay with me for the summer... Painted, put down new floor and moved things to another area of the home...
jswandrn at gmail

nitzan said...

i cleaned my aprtement like i never did before...i didnt know that the dirt can go to such places..:)

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lu said...
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lu said...

I'm having a yard sale! Today!

This notebook is adorable. :)

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bettilouise said...

I went through my closet and gave almost over half of my clothes when I moved this month! I made room for new clothes and helped benefit someone else.

katelouise@hotmail.com

Erin said...

Adorable notebook!

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Nell said...

I finally got rid of a stack of old New Yorker magazines by donating them to a senior citizens' club.
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AmbreRose said...

I actually spring clean all year round, so I went to my parents house to help them out. I organized the garden shed and got a bunch of books out of some boxes and put them on bookshelves. That took forever! ambrerose(!at)aol(dot)com

Handmade in Israel said...

Cute notebook, Cabin! I hope I win ;) Spring cleaning... well, I finally got round to organising and selling a few baby items... my kids are 7 and 9 years old!!!

T.J. said...

I love this bird design. I recently got into this mad craze and rearranged all of my bedroom furniture. This meant doing an intense cleaning of places I can't normally reach behind furniture. Now I'm exhausted!
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Abby said...

I went through my closet. It is my first step in a many step cleaning process! At least I started right!

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Julie said...

Ooooh, I love it! I actually did clean out my closet and gave away clothes that I've been holding on to forever! My closet is much more spacious now!
Thanks for the chance!

Kim said...

I re-organized my sewing area! Before it was a jumble of boxes now the jumble has moved to drawers :) at least it looks better!
kimhigueria at gmail dot com

AtlantisAK said...

For my spring cleaning fever, I ended up going to my mom's to help her and her boyfriend do home improvement!
I helped tear down drywall and put up new wooden panels, lay down new floor, tear down and put up a new shiny tin roof (which I fell through the origional one while trying to demolish it...:( )
Two weeks of straight construction and the house is looking better than ever!
Lots of work to do more, but now my focus is back to my own house and my tons and tons of beading supplies that need organized and weeded out.

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