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Friday, July 24, 2009

Free For You Because, Well, Free For Me ($65!)

*This giveaway is now closed.*

Here's the deal. Dining Rooms Direct contacted me about having a giveaway for you. I was about to kindly reply, "no thanks, I'm limiting my reviews/giveaways" when what they wanted to give away caught my eye. A $65 gift certificate. I figured you all might like that, so I said, "let's do it!" They are also sending me one of these Coffee Serving Sets, and since I don't have one, it was a bit of a motivator to let them plug their site.

FYI - I am only planning on doing giveaways that I think are worth giving up blog space for.

With all that said, let me introduce you to Dining Rooms Direct, an online store that sells more than dining room sets (thank goodness, because otherwise $65 wouln't get you very far!).

They sell this cute little number (this is what I'm getting):


And this kids snack set...


Pillows...
Plates...

And these fun placemats...



The above items, part of the notNeutral collection, are some of my favorite items, but you can use the $65 gift certificate for anything you want on their site! They have bedding, home decor, and you guessed it, dining room furniture!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment.

Really, that's it.

But try and be somewhat creative...you know, not just "enter me please, thanks!"

I mean, I'll still let it be counted, but it's so not fun...and you know me, I like fun.

:)

Contest will be open until 9pm Eastern time on Sunday the 26th. Winner will be announced on Monday.

101 comments:

Leigh said...

Fabulous! I've never heard for them - I'll have to check them out. And let's see... something fun... nope, I got nothing. Sorry... ;)

Candy Graber said...

Awesome! What great stuff, hope I win!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Jacquie said...

Hey, Sarah Mae! You are killing me this week with all of your energy and surprises. I am still waiting to see this new blog format you have been working on. I hope you decided on a great font! Can't wait to see it. This give-a-way is a hoot! So much to choose from.

Just me~ Bobbie Jo said...

WOW! What a neat give-a-away!

Lori McDonough said...

just found you on twitter and linked my way over here...glad i stopped by today in time to enter the giveaway! Adding you to my faves. Have a great one!

Anonymous said...

ohhh, I had to go see if it was worth entering, and found some really cute kids outdoor chairs and rocking chairs with free shipping! I would love to win! Well I can bore you with a kid funny. I asked my son how I was blessed with three cute boys, and he said "when you got married". Well at least he gets the idea lol.
Abby
jhopfauf@hotmail.com

Teri Lynne said...

Love new places
and things to fill spaces.
Love finding new deals
and especially "steals."
Love cool giveaways
And friends who pray.
Love warm cups of coffee
And yummy, sweet toffee.

Hope this counts as a fun little entry!

CJ said...

So you'll sell space on your blog for a cute little number...storing that information away for a rainy day. :D That IS a cute little number that you got in trade for space. A $65 GC is nothing to sneeze at either!

newlywedws said...

Pardon me if I sound greedy but that would make a COOL housewarming gift for me!
After MONTHS of searching, I finally found "the house", and we're getting ready to move in!!! This would be the cherry on the sundae!

Rjoy said...

Cool! I could really use on of those coffee sets!

Melissa said...

Cool! Home decorating is so much fun! I love interesting pillows and plates.
That coffee set looks like it would be nice.

Kalee said...

Yay! Always glad to find new places for home decor since we're looking at buying our first home!

Nat said...

Awesome giveaway! :)

Emily said...

I didn't know he had such cue stuff! I thought he only had boring furniture. I LOVE the kids snack set. I'd like to get them each a set, so that prize would really help out!

~Tonja~ said...

oh my that coffee set is so adorable and would love to have one of those...what a neat giveaway...hope you have a great day...
Thanks...
Tonja

Molly said...

I'd call their style very "mod-chic-esque"=). Thanks for taking on another giveaway--this one is definitely worth it!

Ms. Upton said...

What a neat site. I went there, was slightly confused when all I saw were actual table and chair dining sets, then, the coffee must have kicked in and I figured it out. Fun entry? probably not at 7 am...all I could see were the cute little fringed cotton napkins that come in sets of six....and thinking "wow, a GC would be cool because I'm so freaking CHEAP!"...then thinking "wow, these napkins ARE cheap" lol...so even if I'm not chosen, I'll be back to their site in September to make some purchases :)

Thanks for sharing the info and the neat stuff there!!

Trixie

Anonymous said...

EXCITING SARAH! My hope chest could use some Decor items for a house I will hopefully have someday, If I am not leagally married by the state first.. lol j/k Love ya Sarah
Kaylia Santiago
klsantiago5687@yahoo.com

Heather said...

I love the coffee set! But I would probably pick something else out if I won. We are probably moving into a new house at the summer's end (!!!), so I think something new would be great for the new house.

Jodi said...

Looks like great stuff!

Shannon said...

Maybe a nice new white platter is exactly what I need to make me forget the 1970's style kitchen that I'm forced to create in...

Danielle Weissman said...

Love all the chair cover options! My dining room is just screaming for an update!

Danielle said...

My dining room definitely needs help...

and my livingroom...and bedroom...and office...and yard...and bathroom.

Michael Wells said...

i looked through... turns out there aren't that many guys commenting on this. i wonder what the percentage of male readership you have... i think being male that reads this should give me an upper hand, but thats just me.

Heidi said...

ooo, ooo, ooo!!! I'd totally put that money towards an outdoor rocking chair!!

Latte With Me said...

Je voudrais entrer dans le don, s'il vous plait.

Tee hee hee

Looks like a great site! Congrats on the coffee set - it's adorable.

Kelli said...

I could use all those lovely things in my very tiny, but lovely home! Thank you for this lovely offer.

Valencia said...

I could really use something sooo pretty in my home. I have no really nice sets of my own. I have no set of anything of my own. This would be a perfect start....ohh ohhh pick me pick me(hand raised)!!

southerninspiration said...

We do dine,
so it would be fine
To have to collect
A gift from Direct!!! :)

Thanks for the giveaway chance!!!

Suzanne

Jo_marilyn said...

ooooh! I love that last picture of the placemat!!! SOOOOO Cute!!!

Cricket said...

I've never heard of Dining Rooms Direct, but wow, do they have some cute stuff!! Congrats in advance to whoever's lucky enough to win!! :)

Kristi_runwatch said...

oh, fun!! My everyday dishes that we got as wedding gifts are looking prettttttyyy sad. This would be a fun and free replacement!!

Stephanie said...

Cute stuff!

Bethany said...

Those place mats are pretty!

I love reading your blogs. You are so encouraging and inspiring. I've been making my Six List everyday so far this week! I'm looking forward to your new site!

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

Oh, Sarah Mae, that set you chose is so cool!

Sometime soon I plan on posting my totally free dining room-dumpster diving table, shop the house chairs, and paint from the garage. I'm very happy with what I've been able to do so far, but it is very lacking in decor---and I could make $65 at Dining Rooms Direct go SO FAR!

Great giveaway, well-worth the blog space!

crystal.a said...

Such cute stuff!! I'm glad you didn't say no to the giveaway!
Now I'm off to shop...

AmyG said...

Oh how cute! I love that coffee set & the kid's snack set!

Amanda Jo said...

This stuff is REALLY cute!! How on earth do you find all this great stuff?!? Looooooove it!

N. said...

You know, I have wanted a cute cream and sugar set FOREVER! I have looked at the retail stores, but nothing catches my eye. I often get teased for pulling out a gallon of milk and a bag of sugar and sitting them on the counter for guests to use.

Deborah said...

Now, I get it... whow, I can be slow. I looked for the give away within the site... Argh, I hate it when the coffee just doesn't work in the morning... especially when it is almost noon! ha ha ha

Amanda Flynn said...

Ooh...I love the plate! (I've got a major obsession with trees on furniture and et cetera. ;) I'm off to browse the rest of the site - maybe I'll find some goodies! :)

Nikki said...

This is so great! I would love to be entered, they have such cute creative pieces. Love the plate with the branches, I've seen wallpaper like that and loved it! I was thinking about recently painting branches along our walls, the plates would go well! lol:) thanks!

Jacquelyn said...

Fun, I checked out the "discounts and sales" and, well, coveted for awhile. I love their "soda shop breakfast nook".

Kimba said...

Enter me, please. Thanks.

{snort}

If creativity wins, then Teri Lynne gets it. She wrote a poem, y'all!

Kimba

Elizabeth said...

Hello, my name is elizabeth, and I am a dish-a-holic....
"Hello, Elizabeth"....
I inherited the dish collecting gene from my wonderful Aunt Dot.
I can. not. resist. dishes.
I know what I would buy!!!
Pax Christi!

Frugal Femina said...

Hi, Sarah Mae!

I haven't heard of them either, but I have been wanting some new place mats/napkins lately. Just don't want to pay for them. :-) This would be perfect-o. Thanks!

Heather said...

Creative? Hmm... Not sure if I'm up to it or not.

Ooops, I guess I better introduce myself before I get much further in this comment.

Hi! My name is Heather, and I found your blog a couple weeks ago through a link on aponderingheart.com. At least, I THINK that's how I found you. Anyways, I would like to enter this contest very much, thank you.

I wish I had something really inspirational, intelligent, witty, etc. but I don't. Sorry.

Heather

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Meghan said...

This totally fantastic I am definetly going to check it out online!!! Thanks for another great giveaway..Keeping my fingers crossed

Sarah Mae said...

You guys are super creative - I'm lovin' it!

Keep it comin'! :)

Anonymous said...

The kid snack set would be perfect! I could get a different set for each of my 3 kiddos. I really like the coffee set that you chose but I didn't see it in a color that would work for me.

~Keri Cochran
kjcochran77@sbcglobal.net

BeLoVed AiMeE said...

cute little coffee set! Our precious coffee needs to feel pretty too :)

Lift Up Your Hearts said...

I love that snack set! SOO cute!

midwestmom3 said...

Thank you. I have never heard of their site, but so many of their things are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Wow, leaving a comment (hoping to win), and off to check out their site.

larissa mathis

MomE said...

I'm totally with you in loving the NotNeutral...they have a really cute all white tea/coffee set too! Price isn't that bad either...of course it'd be nice to win!! He he he!

chandy said...

I have plenty of chipped dishes that need replacing...and I can't even blame it on my kids, since I'm the clumsy one who dropped them...

Stacy McDonald said...

Ooooh - sounds fun! Count me in! I would love to have some fun new things for hosting ladies teas!

Natalie said...

Cute snack set! It actually looks (color included) like something I had as a kid!

Kira said...

Oh, wow! They have some great stuff!

Thank you for the giveaway!

~ Kira

Tooth Fairy said...

Hello SarahMae,☺ I like a warm cup of tea ☺ And that serving set appeals to me~ They would blend in nicely in my kitchen for a party with Tea. So, just ~flying by~ for a fun "hi" (I flew by Dining Rooms direct...as you request) Some nice eco freindly & other fancy paper napkins caught my eye.♥ Now it's time to say good~bye,I gotta FLY~
Tooth Fairy
@toothfairycyber
www.toothfairycyberspace.com

ladybugcda@hotmail.com

Debbie said...

Wow - you'll be serving coffee like a pro, won't you? Your set is lovely - and what a great giveaway! =) I could spend hours at that site - really pretty stuff!

Sandi said...

How awesome! We just got a new dining room table that seats 8, and as our old one only sat 6 . . . I need new place settings! This is great! thanks!

elizabeth said...

"enter me please".... Oh I crack myself up!

Seriously though, giveaways are fun even when you don't win because we get to find new companies. With their name I would've guessed them only having furniture, but you've posted some pretty cool things. Thanks for hosting!

Di said...

Such pressure. Must be creative. Drawing a complete and utter blank. Not a single solitary creative thought running through my brain. (



)[a complete and accurate rendition of what is going through my head as I contemplate what kind of cute comment would qualify me for the wonderful contest entry]
I give up...
Please enter me in your contest. Thank you.

Kimberly @ RaisingOlives said...

Great giveaway! Hmm, creative...well we homeschool our 9 children, so most of my creativity is gone for the day.

I'd still love to win. Loved becca's entry! I would have thought of that if she hadn't done it already. :)

HeathahLee said...

Well, all my creativity has apparently flown the coop. Let's see...how about shameless begging? If you saw my house you'd think the house itself was shamelessly begging without saying a word! You know, one of these days I might just have to scare the daylights out of everyone and show my house. Nasty flooring and all. I mean, I have CARPET in my KITCHEN! Who does that? And it's not even pretty carpet? Why I waited until I had a baby and stayed home and had no money for such things as no carpet in the kitchen did I decide I HATED it? I guess I was blinded by love...I did love my new house back then.

Okay, that should do it. Enter me, please. *MMMWWWWAAAAAHHH!*

Mrs. Lehman said...

Since we rent, we can't paint or decorate the way we'd choose. So I have a tan couch with tan carpet and white walls... I NEED ME SOME BEAUTIFUL THROW PILLOWS :)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Wow - cool stuff!! Will have to check it out more. That coffee set is really cute - glad you are getting it!

I hope you have a really fun weekend!

Kristi said...

Cuuute stuff!

HisFireFly said...

I'm quite glad I hopped over, I've heard your name tweeted and rt'd but never got here.

Quite interesting about your "no wrist touching" issue.. have a friend who feels that way about her legs.. and they're nice legs indeed.. won't let her hubby touch them... hmmm

I'd likely get a coffee set as well to pretty up my favourite drink!

Sandee said...

I clicked and peeked
and then a thought
this is really not my style...

kinda of modern
or scandanavian
while I am eclectic,
shabby, antique, wild

But then Sarah
just had to say
please make your entry fun

so I just
could resist
to try to enter one

If I won,
what would I get
napkins with turtles maybe?

But I don't need
nor would I use
Napkins that require laundry.

Use the cloth
to make a bag
to keep some needful things

trim it with ribbon
button the top
add a shoulder string

But that is kind
of a silly way
to spend 65 bucks

I hope another's
name is drawn
and they have better luck.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
hee hee. Don't wanna win...poor attempt at a poem, but....

it
was
fun.

Melanie said...

What a great give-away. And I like coffee ~ 2 cups every morning. Sometimes I can't wait to go to sleep at night so I can have my morning coffee.
Is that better than "Enter Me?"
But still, enter me please.
Melanie@Bella~Mella

Laura said...

I'm obssessed with dishes. I can't even go to that site right now because I'll get sucked in for hours!

"Intentionally Katie" said...

Okay, seriously, I'm not as creative as these other ladies. So I'll just sit here and be my uncreative self...hoping...praying...and dreaming of those pretty plates. That don't have chips in them like mine do! :)

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness...that gift card is dangerous...I'd be very likely to go over it!! I still want it...despite the danger *G*

Moonpie said...

What nice things! My dining room could use a lift. It would definately motivate me to get all the stuff stacked on the dining room table off! LOL

Marsha said...

Very lovely stuff at this site that is totally new to me - your blog is always inspiring and uplifting and I love reading it every day - keep up the good work. Thanks for letting Jesus shine through you!!

Tranquility said...

What a fantastic giveaway!! Beautiful items.

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

What a fun giveaway! But really, you keep teasing me with the new blog design...I'm excited for the big reveal!

Jill said...

Wow! What a great giveaway!

Wendy said...

I really respect that you'll only do giveaways that are worth your while.

And really, how could anyone blame you for not wanting to turn down a coffee serving set like that? ;)

Angie Kerr said...

I'm going to check out the website. Those placemats are so so cute!!

I would love a chance to win!
Thanks for the opportunity.
Angie

Connie Walsh said...

I just looked and found the most amazing chandelier. Hopefully I can apply the $65 towards it if I win. It is the Lumisource caprice ceiling lamp...

http://www.diningroomsdirect.com/LumiSource-KL-CAPRICE-CLG-LMS1193.html#ReviewHeader

JustBetty said...

Thanks for the introduction.
Have to admit, tho ~ I find their website very confusing. I would never have found the cute plates and table top accessories if you had not shown them.

I'd love a Chileworth table runner, so that gift certificate would come in handy!

Rachel Keane said...

Sarah Mae, I have been following your blog for a while now, but haven't commented yet- I figured that a chance to win something free was as good a time as any ;)
I have really enjoyed reading and gleaning wisdom from your posts. I also enjoyed your "100 things about me" list.

Julie D said...

What a great giveaway! Very generous!

Karen said...

Definitely enter me! I love the kids set! It's so bright and colorful and practical! I also would love a coffee set. I have plenty of tea cups and a tea pot and such. And while I have a coffee pot (and use it pretty much daily...) I don't have a coffee "set." It would be cool to have one!

Have a great day!
Karen

Melissa Cummings said...

So hey... here's something fun for you and your readers... especially those who love giveaways. Go to my favorite mommy/product page: www.simple-momreviews.com
Pretty sweet of me to share that tidbit of info, huh?? :)
Glad to be in the running for this fun gift certificate!
Thanks.
mjbc07 at yahoo dot com

Charlene said...

I would LOVE a chance to win :)

charlene
hungryhungry_hippo@hotmail.com

Darcy @ m3b said...

*snort* Enter me please, I want to win!


Just kidding. Had to do it. I saw your stuff on WP on twitter. Let me know if i can help.

Growing pains...

totally worth it. ;)

lovingmytwoboys said...

My 6 year old asked why does that person have pictures of dishes and pillows on her blog, does she not like to take pictures of people? Then I told him why they were on there and he said I want those kids plates- you think she will pick you, mommy? I said- I hope so!

Love your blog- its great!

SavannahsSmiles said...

I would love to win-I really like the kids set.

J+M+S said...

I LOVE COFFEE!!!! I am not really sure how I found your blog...I was blog surfing and the coffee called me!!:)

Jessica said...

If its free its for me ;)
But really would love to win.
I am one of those people that ususally doesnt win but its still fun to participate!!!!

Christina Gleason @ Cutest Kid Ever said...

That kids snack set looks adorable! I'd love to get that for my son.

twilightsun at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

WOW, 96 comments!! Good luck to everyone that left a comment. Thanks Sarah for having an amazing give away!!
Have a great week!
Kaylia Santiago

A Loved Wife said...

That coffee set is so adorable! My husband and I host a small group for our church each week and I'd love something like that to have out for my guests to use!

Kimberly said...

I think I'd get a half of an Adirondack chair. Maybe the kids' chairs. I think that could work! TOO CUTE!

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Awesome! What great stuff, hope I win!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
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