Archive for April, 2009

Burning Question: Yourself On A Shelf

Oprah has inspired me (how many guys have ever said that sentence?).

A few days ago, I was making dinner. Sherry was watching Oprah in the other room (i.e. drooling over Nate Berkus in the other room). That’s when I overheard Oprah say “I love seeing what’s on people’s bookshelves.” I realized I do too, and so does Sherry, so we thought we’d ask.

Pick a bookshelf or bookcase in your house and tell us 3-5 items on it that say the most about you (and why, if you’d care to explain). Maybe there’s a book you’re especially proud to have read, or one that you’re slightly embarrassed to own? Perhaps there’s a special family photo, travel souvenir or collection that you like to display? Or heck, it could even just be a decorative accessory that you think is especially telling of your style. We can’t wait to peek into your world through your bookshelf description. Sound off at the beep. Beep.




It’s A Cinch Freebie Winner!

Well it sounds like you guys have a range of tips and tricks when it comes to dressing up your home in a flash, based on the comments left on our latest giveaway. But it seems to be some simple combination of cleaning (dusting, vacuuming), tidying up (emptying sink, hiding toys) and setting the mood (lighting candles, spraying air fresheners) for the most part. And although, EvY did bring up the cat lamp idea again (if anyone’s feeling adventurous), we’d highly recommend sprucing things up with this week’s prize from Fresh Leaf Designs instead.


The prize, as you recall, is one of Fresh Leaf Designs’ innovative Cushion Corset pillows that comes with a coordinating throw pillow for an extra punch of color. Our lucky winner will have their choice of these three sets (black, green or rose) so we’re very curious to see which set it will be. But I guess you guys are more interested in hearing about the big winner. Well, the randomly-selected lucky person is…  Melissa Anderson. Congrats!


Melissa, we hope you’ll share your pillow pick with everyone (not to mention photos of them in their new home). And for everyone else, better luck next week. After all, this giveaway was a cinch but next week’s will be pretty E-Z too (hint, hint).

PS: Since we have Twitter to thank for this giveaway, we thought you might want to follow the mastermind behind these Cushion Corset pillows here: @freshleafdesign. And of course you can follow our decorating and home-improvement related musings right here:

Got questions about this freebie? Learn more on our Giveaway FAQs page. Images courtesy of Fresh Leaf Designs.