***This giveaway has reached our cap of 10,000 entries and is now closed. See who won below!***
It took you guys just a little under 6 hours to push this blogiversary giveaway to its 10,000 entry cap, so we’re here with an earlier-than-usual update on our randomly selected winner. That lucky person is… Britta (who’s currently living in baby/preschooler world so she hopes in five years she won’t “have to deal with someone else’s poop on a daily basis and to be able to sleep through the night!”). Congrats Britta!
For every blogiversary we try to do something special for that week’s giveaway. And this year we ran with the five theme and snagged five different $500 prizes for one lucky winner from a few of our favorite places: FLOR, HomeGoods, Joss & Main, Shades of Light and Z Gallerie. Which means someone’s gonna get a grant total of $2,500 to spend in celebration of our big five year blogiversary.
The five generous folks who are each giving away $500 aren’t just places we love, but also places that hold a special place in the our blog’s history (and future). In addition to being one of our first and most longstanding sponsors, Z Gallerie has dished out prizes for a blogiversary before – and was our first ever giveaway to break the 1,000 entry mark.
Richmond-based Shades of Light (also a long-time sponsor) has found their way into our home on several occasions (their local outlet makes us crazy). Plus we’ve got an exciting announcement about them that we’ll be sharing soon (secrets, secrets, are no fun).
Joss & Main is a newer favorite of ours, and they’ve invited us twice to curate sale collections on their site…. so we’ll always be grateful to them for making us feel like real designers – even if only for a brief time. Haha.
While HomeGoods seems to find their way onto our blog pretty often (like a $500 giveaway for you guys last week), one of our favorite instances was when they helped us makeover a local family’s living areas for them a while back.
And last but not least is FLOR, whose catalogs is one of our favorites to get in the mail. But more importantly, they’re gonna play an important role in our upcoming book tour. More details on that next week!
- PRIZE: $500 gift cards to FLOR, HomeGoods, Joss & Main, Shades of Light and Z Gallerie (totaling $2,500!)
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “FIFTH ME” and tell us…
- BONUS QUESTION: … where you see yourself in five years. We always say we have no clue where we’ll be down the road but it’s always fun to imagine, right? How might your family be different or have grown? Will you be in a new home or a new city? Will you have the same job?
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, Sept 26th at 8pm EST or at 10,000 entries (whichever comes first)
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
- PRIZE SHIPS: The United States (although we do try to wrangle as many international giveaways as possible)
- USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…
Note: We aren’t paid or perked for hosting these giveaways, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQ page for more info. Pics courtesy of FLOR, HomeGoods, Joss & Main, Shades of Light and Z Gallerie.
FIFTH ME. I see myself still happily married to my hubby, and maybe a lil one in the picture.
Christine C says
I have #1 on the way, so in 5 years, I hope to have #2!
FIFTH ME! In five years I see myself still married to my wonderful husband, our son will be 5 1/2, and hopefully we’ll have another child by then. Also I hope to have a different (better) job than I do now. A few improvements will also hopefully have been made to our house.
Fifth me!!! In 5 years i’ll be celebrating a really big and important bday.
I hope to have enough money to bring in all my family and friends from all over the world and have a fantastic party!
Elizabeth E says
FIFTH ME! I see us transitioning from our starter home to our forever home!
Jenny Thompson says
My baby girls will be seven and five….now that is hard to believe!!
We’re hoping to start a family soon, so I’m hoping to be chasing after a cute little toddler in 5 years! :o)
I hope to be married to B, living in and working at Princeton!
FIFTH ME…I hope to still be living in the same house and still working on updating it – perhaps the kitchen will even be done by then! We also hope to have two kids by then, making our family of two a family of four! =)
Megan K says
FIFTH ME! In 5 years I hope to be exactly where I am…maybe with a kid. And hopefully we will finally have our fence installed and the rooms in our hose painted…HA!
Well, if we are dreaming, then I just won that huge multi-million dollar lottery and have just bought the biggest house to design & decorate my way!
Sarah G says
FIFTH ME!! Let’s see my kids will both be in school and maybe I’ll have a nice cushy job. Or hopefully I’ve had won the lottery and can finally be a lady of leisure!
no idea….5 years ago, I was in college and single and wouldn’t have guessed that by now I’d be married and own my(our) house.
5 years? Probably looking to upgrade to a bigger house, hopefully a 3 car garage with vehicles to fill it! A gift card would be handy then…. :)
Uh. Fifth Me! Please?
Kate B says
In five years I’ll have been married for four years (swoon!) and hopefully be graduating pharmacy school and finally starting my career!
Jen D says
FIFTH ME! Congrats guys – very happy for you! 5 years from now I hope to be in the same city and same house and just as happy (or more!), but with a new job and an expanded family.
In 5 years, I’ll be 30 and I hope to still be surrounded by people I love. I might also like to have my own house…and cat.
Fifth Me! 5 years from now, we will be running after a 4.5 year old and remodeling our own old house that we recently purchased.
I see myself in a new house with one more kiddo!
Kate d says
FIFTH ME! In five years we’ll have teenage boys so we’ll probably still be in the same jobs, just getting gray hair really quickly and preparing lots of big meals for our big boys and their friends!
Happy blogiversary to you! :)
Hayley Johns says
FIFTH ME! In five years, I hope to have a thriving career, happy home and loved ones around me. Not asking too much, right? :)
“FIFTH ME” – I love your blog. Its so part of my daily reading list. congratulations on ur fifth anniversary and keep going!
Kimberly S. says
Hopefully 5 years from now my house will be finished! :P
“FIFTH ME” In five years I hope to be in a small charming cottage. With our youngest graduating from college this year, I am looking forward to either building or buying a delightfully small home.
FIFTH ME! In five years, I’ll be 30… probably still in my first house, married (wedding date November 10, 2012!) and with our first child! That is exciting stuff!
5 years is a long ways away! I see myself becoming a mother and in the meantime, travelling around the world!
FIFTH ME! I might be in the same city with the same job, and that would be just fine, but I hope to have opened my own business in 5 years.
Captain Micah says
My student loans will be paid off in May 2014. So I think that in five years, we will have started our family! We are hoping for three kids, and hopefully 32 isn’t too old to start!
Congrats on five!
Fifth Me! In five years I imagine I will be enjoying life with school aged children.
In five years I plan on finally being able to cut in with a paint brush rather than busting out the frog tape every. single. time.
In 5 years I see my husband and I starting a family, and living in a beautiful home where we can raise our children.
FIFTH ME! I see myself with a child and having bought a house with my husband.
FIFTH ME! Congrats, guys :-)
In 5 years I hope to see my husband and I with a couple kids, both working from home full time, living in the mountains somewhere, and serving God in whatever way he desires from us!
Hopefully happy and healthy raising my new family!
Kate Kimrey says
FIFTH ME! Where you I myself in five years? Married to the man of my dreams with a baby on the way, I hope!
FIFTH ME! In five years, I’ll be 33. Hopefully finished my PhD, hopefully married and thinking about kiddos.
ashley z says
possessing a masters degree in counseling and working as an LPC
fifth me….. In five years I hope to see myself and my husband with one little one and hopefully another on the way. With all our BIG home renovations done..including out kitchen remodel we just started this weekend!
Kate W. says
moving into a new home!
Radhika Paruchuri says
Would like to move to a bigger city and that is where I like to see myself in the next five years!
Congratulations on your 5th anniversary!
In five years I see us putting our house on the market, and looking at moving into a bigger house. We would be done having children by then and ready to really enjoy life
Paige @ Little Nostalgia says
In five years we’ll probably have a baby/toddler, but that’s the only concrete thing I can say! You never know what life will throw at ya!
Jane Nelson says
FIFTH ME! In 5 years I imagine I’ll have another kiddo (or two!), hopefully live in a bigger house, but hopefully still in the same city, since this is where my family is. :)
I would think that in 5 years we might have 1 child. Hopefully we will still have the same jobs and we will either have expanded on our house or bought a new house. It’s hard to imagine that far in the future…
FIFTH ME! I’m getting all misty with your anniversary because my first born will be five next week. How does the time fly!? So in another five years, we’ll be preparing to celebrate a 10-year old (?!), and I am sure living life to the fullest as we do now between LSU games, kids’ soccer and art projects, and of course work and fun!
In five years I hope to have a kid or two and potentially be in a new house. We love our city so I don’t see any BIG moves in the next couple of years but a bigger family will hopefully come along with more space!
FIFTH ME! Hopefully Both girls out of college and on their own. Looking forward to this next phase in our lives!!!
Emily K says
FIFTH ME! Hope to be right where I am…loving life:)