Sunday, April 12, 2009

House a Home Challenge and Giveaway

ETA: CHALLENGE IS NOW OPEN - CLICK HERE TO SEE IT.

What makes your house a home?


Lately, I've been contemplating this very question in our wee apartment. A house is just a building with four walls but a home is what happens when you inhabit that building and make it your own. So what is it? Is it a special item? A gift that someone gave you? Something you've made? Special memories you've made there? A piece of furniture? The family you've started while living in your home? A special tree you've planted in your yard? Whatever the case, I am really interested in hearing about what makes Your House a Home.

So, without further ado, I am introducing ....

Lucy's House a Home Giveaway

Over the next few days, I want you to start thinking about the top 5-10 things that make your house a home. On Wednesday I will post my top 10 things and include a Mr. Linky. I will leave the Mr. Linky open for ONE week for you to add your own posts to it. You can all link up and share your snapshots and stories documenting the things that make your house a home. Your list can include anything. Things that are really unique to you, things that are not so unique but you love, people, animals, decorations, furniture, places, things inside or outside, anything that is monumental in transforming the four walls of your house into a home.

Everyone who links up with their own post will be entered with one chance to win one of these ...


(which will undoubtedly become your newest favorite that that makes your house a home!)

Also, in order to get the word out about this Mr. Linky party, you will be given an extra entry if you write a post advertising this challenge and display my button somewhere on your sidebar (one extra entry for doing each of those things). If you blog about the challenge, please link directly to either this post or the Mr. Linky post which will go up on Wednesday so people can find it. PLEASE leave a comment on this post and let me know if you have posted and/or added my button so I don't miss adding extra entries to the draw.

So, to make it clear.

1. Link up with your own post about what makes your house a home = 1 entry
2. Write a separate post about this giveaway = 2 entries
3. Grab my button and post it on your sidebar = 3 entries

Don't forget to come back on Wednesday (or any day in the week following) and join the Mr. Linky fun and see what makes everyone's house a home.

The contest will close on Wednesday April 22nd at 9 pm at which time I will draw one winner who will get to select which plaque they would like! Are you in?

Lucy's House a Home Giveaway

P.S. One HUGE shout out to my bro and SIL for making this button for me and helping me figure out all this crazy HTML stuff.

12 comments:

Denise K. said...

Happy Easter to you my blogging friend! I hope you had a wonderful day! WOW, what an amazing giveaway and FUN Mr. Linky!!! I can't wait to participate! Thanks for giving us a few days to prepare, and get our thoughts together on this amazing post! You are so awesome getting that button put together on your own...I am VERY impressed, as I am so technologically challenged! Great job, and thanks for the fun challenge! Happy Day to you! :-)

S. said...

sounds like fun! love the prize!

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

This sounds so fun!!!

Jen said...

I'm so excited!
But I'm Canadian - is this open to your Canadian Friends?!
I've put your button in my sidebar on my blog as well as did a post about the giveaway... so then I add in my extra entries once the contest is open on WEdnesday, right?

If you could confirm these things, that would be GREAT!
my blog:
mottoislifeisanadventure(DOT)blogspot(DOT) com
Thanks! I would sure love one of those plaques for my home!

Jen said...

oh, silly me, I see you are Canadian!!! :) :)
GREAT!!!
If you could still answer the other quesiton I had, that would be lovely!
Thanks!

Taryn said...

Looks good! I am thinking. . .

Holly said...

I'm in. I'm going to have to ponder this....

Rona's Home Page said...

Sounds like fun. I'll definitely post mine tomorrow.

N. said...

Hi! I posted about your challenge on my blog this morning! Now I'm off to complete the challenge!

N. said...

I also added your button to my sidebar.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

This is so awesome! I can't wait to get my post together. Truly, as someone who is new into creating a home, I am incredibly excited about this!!

Laurie said...

I did the post on my blog. www.hangyourhats.blogspot.com

Trying to figure out where Mr. Linky is to add myself on?? (sorry new at this mr. linky stuff LOL)

I would love to enter!!

Thanks for such a fun blog idea!!