Fab Freebie: We’ve Got An Announcement

***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries***

Here’s our announcement: people are awesome! We’re still amazed by all of the congrats, love, and generosity that have been flung our way since Clara’s birth. Seriously, we just can’t say “thank you” enough. But perhaps this week’s giveaway counts as one way that we’re showing our gratitude… by paying it forward a bit for you guys at home.

See, we hadn’t really ever planned to do formal birth announcements for Clara. But then our email buddy Mollie from The Paper Cafe (who we befriended way-back-when during this address stamper giveaway) insisted that we accept her baby gift to us: complimentary announcements from her vendor Take Note! Designs. We happily accepted on the condition that she (and Sarah from Take Note!) do another giveaway with us so our readers could share in the freebie fun… and thus today’s freebie was born. Which is awesome because, well, the designs are awesome.

So one of you is gonna win $100 towards any order from Take Note! Designs (plus everyone else will be scoring a discount on Thursday!). Even if you don’t have a baby to announce, you could grab a Benjamin’s worth of invitations, thank you notes, holiday cards, or other greetings. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll have a rough time picking out just one design.

We finally did manage to agree on a design for our big Clara announcement, and here’s how it all turned out (thanks again to our friend Dana Duncan for taking such a sweet picture of our then one-week-old little girl).

Now for this week’s full entry details:

See our Giveaway FAQs page for more info. Pics from The Paper Cafe and Take Note! Designs.


Sunny Side Up: Freebie Winners!

We really loved reading your entries in this week’s giveaway and mentally flagging some of your paint inspiration ideas for the future. Not to mention that a couple of you are going to have the chance to take on some fun paint projects thanks to this week’s prize from Sunny’s Goodtime Paints. And don’t forget that she has a great gallery of projects and how-to tips if you’re looking for more idea starters and helpful hints.

Of course everyone’s invited to get in on the good time with a special 15% off of everything from Sunny’s Goodtime Paints with the code “YOUNGHOUSE.” Just promise you’ll take pictures of your projects for us!

Now let’s get to the winners. did its thing and coughed up the names of our two lucky winners… Allison (who loves seeing paint take a room from blah to wow) and Natalie (who just finished painting a great reversible play table for her son). Congrats ladies! Do you mind sharing what items you’re eying with your $100 gift certificates?

And if your name didn’t come up this week there’s always next time. Monday will bring another giveaway that’s quite cute indeed (yes that’s a clue). Stay tuned…

See our Giveaway FAQs page for more info. Pics courtesy of Sunny’s Goodtime Paints.