***Uh oh – looks like we like we hit capacity on this post with over 10,000 comments! But this giveaway is closed anyways, so I guess it’s okay.***
It’s no secret that we love West Elm (we own two daybeds and a desk among other things from their store). So let’s just say that we’ll be mighty jealous of the person who wins this week’s FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR gift card there (four year blogiversaries are for big prizes, after all). And not that you asked, but if you need any help picking out what to buy – might we suggest some of these lurvely items below (Sherry had trouble picking just six things, so we added an extra row and went with nine):
Not only is West Elm helping us celebrate four years of blogging, they’re also celebrating the launch of their new blog Front & Main (named for the Brooklyn street corner where their original brick-and-mortar store sits). Front & Main actually officially launches next week, but they’re giving all of us a sneak peek today. Oh and if you scroll down a bit while you’re there, you might recognize some familiar faces…
- PRIZE: A $500 gift card to West Elm (!!)
- TO ENTER: Comment on THIS OTHER POST with the words “WEST ME” and…
- BONUS QUESTION: …since we’re celebrating starting our blog four years ago, tell us how your world is different than it was in 2007. Do you live in a new place? Have a new job? Are you in a new relationship? Or maybe you just have a new hairdo or tattoo?
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, September 21st at 8pm EST
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
- PRIZE SHIPS: The 50 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 weren’t paid or perked for hosting this giveaway, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQ page for more info. Pics courtesy of West Elm.
Ashley A. says
In 2007 things were different because I wasn’t reading YHL. ;)
West Me! Almost everything in my world is different than it was in 2007, I got engaged, moved to DC, then moved with my fiance’ to Colorado! It sounds crazy when you put it all in one sentence like that huh?!
Ashley J says
My life is completely different! I moved in with my man, graduated from school and traveling to all those places I dreamed of back then.
4 years ago i was at a different job and the kids were a lot smaller! the walls of the house were mostly different colors and the backyard was a disaster……it’s neat how 4 years can change stuff!!
Maureen @ This (Kinda) Old House says
WEST ME! In 2007, life was pretty much the same as it is now, except we decided to cut all of our credit cards up and pay them off through a credit counseling service. We will be debt free (except our mortgage) in 5 months. It’s been a long road but definitely worth the struggle. We will never depend on credit cards ever again, and have lived without them for over 4 years now. Absolutely life changing!
Sarah S. says
WEST ME! (please) we’re finally about to get a location in Seattle and I’m so excited!
4 years ago I was a senior in college still living on campus, now I’m almost done with law school, I’m married, own a house, and am about to get a dog – life is just speeding by!
5 years ago my life was *completely* different!
Leigh Anne says
Times have certainly changed since 2007! My husband (then boyfriend) have been in our house for four years, are married, have a dog, and hope to start a family. What a difference 4 years makes!
WEST ME!!! I was still in college in 2007… so my life is majorly different now that I’m living in the real world :) Would love this giveaway!!!
love them! WEST ME!
WEST ME! I’m in lovely new relationship, at a new job, and home! Wow, a lot can change in 4 years.
Leila Perry says
WEST ME! Since 2007, I have gotten married, started a new job, moved to a new state, bought my first house, and adopted a dog. I guess things have changes a lot. :)
WEST ME! Pretty please!
My world could not be more different! In 2007, I was graduating from college. Now, I’m married, Mom to a 16 month old, and pregnant with baby # 2!
My life has changed lots since 2007. One of the biggest changes is that I’m co-owner (with my spouse – also new since 2007) of a small Mid-East restaurant….I hadn’t even tried falafel before 2007!
WEST ME: since 2007 I’ve graduated college, gotten an accidentaly MA, an even more accidental job, and found a wonderful house that my mortgage-paying partner lovingly shares and helps me decorate :)
WEST ME.. in 2007 I was only one year out of high school and going to community college. Now I have graduated from a university, own a house, a cat, a dog and hopefully to be married sometime in the near future!
WEST ME! totally different life-married, new town…..same job though :)
my life has changed in a thousand different ways in the past four years. I’ve got a new, amazing, boyfriend, who just might be the one. ;)
i’ve got a new job.
a new house, my first home i’ve ever purchased.
a new dog.
and now we’re already working on the next chapter, and new everything all over again, with a big move across the country!!
so scary! and awesome.
Same haircut, but different apartment, different relationship, different job, and now (perhaps the biggest change of all), I’m engaged. A lot can happen in a few years, can’t it?
West me!!! I moved from California to New England so that was more of an “east” me experience. Love it here!
Deanna Hunt says
1. I am now a Grandma (Mi Mi)!!
2. 1 new tattoo!!
3. I remodeled bathroom and added 1 more bathroom plus a bedroom!!
Sarah K says
WEST ME! Nothing big has changed for us. Lots of work on the ole casa and still more to come. This would sure come in handy.
WEST ME….my life is very different. Married to someone new, live in new place.
west me! four years ago i was in a different city, state and job position. i think i dressed pretty differently, because i had no dress code! the big thing that’s the same is my fella :0)
WEST ME!! 4 years ago I was in college. Now I am in the working world, have bought a house, and am dating someone new. A lot can happen in a short amount of time!
My life is sooooo different from how it was in 2007. Since then I graduated from college, got married, and changed careers to start my own business. Whew!
West Me! I was in college in 2007 and now I’m graduated, married, and a mom to the cutest baby boy!
West me! Life is different now…I have 2 more boys…three total. All under 6!
WEST ME! 4 Years ago I was engaged and baby-less. Now I have a wonderful husband and perfect daughter.
WEST ME! Pretty please!
In 2007, I was graduating college :) Now I work full time & have a family!
Jen M says
My life is COMPLETELY different now compared to 2007! I am now married, own a house, have a new job, and I’m an aunt too! :)
WEST ME! Life has changed a lot since 2007. I finished my undergrand and master’s, took a 3 month backpacking trip in Europe, received my CPA license, started a full-time job, built a new home, and was licensed to be a foster parent. Life is good!
WEST ME! I live in DC now, but four years ago I was living in Istanbul… so yeah, things have changed quite a bit!
Megan Mack says
WEST ME!!! Two major changes since 2007 – I have a three year old son :) and i got a Master’s degree!!
Shannon Srb says
Our life is different because we have a toddler toddling around now! Can’t remember life without her!!
“WEST ME” In 2007 I had my frsit son, now I have two, what a difference two make !!!!
I was single, now I’m married.
I was in college, now I have a bachelors degree.
I was living in TN, now I’m living in SC.
I didn’t have a dog, now I adore the one I have.
I was playing soccer, now I’m coaching.
I didn’t own a camera, now I have a photography business.
Julie A says
4 years ago my life was completely different – I was still just engaged to my best friend and now loving husband, in my last year of college, living at home – 4 years later, married, college degree, homeowner, baby on the way! Wow! Who knew what the future would bring? :)
WEST ME! so many changes! new college, new apt, new job, new everything!
Congratulations on 4 years! You’ve truly made a successful blog!
WEST ME! My world is much different than ’07 … Now I am a college grad, married, and a homeowner!
West me a gift card please!
In 2007, I had just gotten married. Now I have two sweet little boys…3 and 1. Yeah..I’ve been busy. ;)
Jodi W says
WEST ME! (pretty please!)
In the past 4 years, I had to quick my teaching job, move across the state for my husband’s job, I turned 40, my youngest just turned 13, and my oldest just graduated from high school! Whew…enough changes to last me awhile!
in fours years, i’ve been married, divorced, and re-married. i’ve had 2 jobs and am about to move cross country while expecting my first child. things here are very different and i’m grateful evreyday for it!
West me! Four years ago I became a mom for the first time and had a baby boy! Hard to believe he already 4! Where does the time go?
WEST ME! What an amazing giveaway!!!! I love West Elm:)
My life is completely different now than it was 4 years ago – new city, new career, I’m married now. All good things, thankfully (not that there weren’t some rough patches along the way!).
I love your blog! Thanks so much for setting up such a great giveaway.
WEST ME! Right around this time in 2007, my husband and I got the surprise of our life that baby #2 was on his way — and our daughter was only 13 months old. Flash forward to today and we have a kindergartener and a preschooler and live in a new house back in our home town. Life changes fast!