10.08.2008

502... And a Giveaway


images via Studio Ilse

I had all sorts of good intentions to do a little giveaway in celebration of my blog's one year anniversary back in August...But then that day came and went, and well, I dropped the ball. Then I realized I was nearing my 500th post, and I mentally filed that milestone away as a chance to redeem myself, and yep, you guessed it...missed that one too.

So, in the spirit of not following convention, on this my
502nd post, I'm doing a little giveaway. The prize? Two of my all-time favorite decor/design books, Sensual Home and Home Is Where the Heart Is, both by the genius Ilse Crawford. I consistently give these books as wedding gifts and to friends who’ve bought new homes…They're timeless and completely inspiring, drawing on the idea that a home is about so much more than simply the objects you put within it…something I firmly believe.

Just leave a comment on this post by Friday, October 10 at midnight, and I’ll announce a winner Monday morning.

And by the way... Thank you. Blogging wouldn't be half as fun, inspiring or fulfilling without the interactions I get to have with each of you!

101 comments:

barchbo said...

Yay! Congrats on Post #502! I do so love your blog and am so glad you have one! Such a bright, cheery, stylish corner of the blogosphere is Simple Lovely!!

Jackie said...

Congrats on a year and over 500 posts on your wonderful blog! You are my first click on my google reader every morning, as I always look forward to what inspiration you have for me that day. Keep em coming!

mominaledo said...

Ooh, pick me, pick me!

Becky said...

I enjoy your blog.

Jenn said...

Ooh! I'm getting married Sunday, so this would be a perfect (and timely) prize! And we just got a new house. Seriously. This is meant to be.

P.S. Love your blog. I stalk you like you're Madonna or something.

P.P.S. If I DO win, I will be out of the country on my honeymoon until the 24th. Just FYI. Since this is meant to be and all. :-)

Jen said...

Your blog is awesome! It is also my first click on my reader in the morning!!! These books would be so fabulous to have. Thanks for the daily inspiration you give me, and please keep it up!

katy said...

Happy 502! Just found your blog a week or so ago and subscribed immediately. just beautiful -
thanks,
katy

Melissa said...

Your blog is great! And a design book would be great inspiration for my recently purchased home!! Thanks for blogging....and offering prizes :)

Lucy said...

considering how much I love your sense of style and your own home decor, I have no doubt that I will also love these books. If I don't win, they will definitely be added to my Christmas list!

The VIPs said...

I love drooling over home decor books, pick me!

sunny said...

Congratulations! Your blog is quite lovely!

And I'm a huge fan of Ilse's books! I hadn't thought of giving them away as wedding presents but they are ideal for that, aren't they?!

Cassandra said...

Thank you for a lovely blog!

cat said...

Love your blog. I love your idea for a giveaway on the 502nd post. I'm filing that away for my 502nd post, since I missed my blog's year anniversary too.

Amy said...

i also have been enjoying your blog - congrats on post #2! i hope i win!

thismslife said...

Congrats on the big 502! I enjoy your blog everyday!

wishcake said...

I am sort of delurking, and crawling out of the woodwork to let you know that I adore your blog. :) Nice to meet you? Heehee.

Congrats on your blogiversary! Hurrah for giveaways!

---Maria and Justin--- said...

I just came upon your blog in the past wk and i'm luving it! Good style!
maria

CC said...

Hooray for your blogiversary! I heart your blog and am always inspired by your creativity!

Those books look delightful. :)

shoppingsmycardio said...

i, for one, am very glad to see you here at #502...your site brings some much-needed beauty to dull days. congrats!

inmost_light said...

I just love Your blog:)!

lynne said...

congratulations, joslyn! your blog is a delight each and every time i click over here. love it!!

MelancholySmile said...

Congrats! Your blog is lovely and inspiring.

Becca said...

Your blog gets me through the work day! Thanks for that :)

Mon Petit Lapin said...

Hey well done with over 500 posts! Nice work and thank you for all your inspirational and lovely posts, all the best!

julie machen said...

I really enjoy your blog and sense of style. Thanks for providing daily bits of inspiration.

jennifer said...

Your blog is lovely and a must read while the little one naps.

Congrats on 502 and here's to many more!

Amber Marie said...

A fellow Texan here. Love your blog!

pghjezebel said...

Congrats on #502. :) Fairly new to your blog, but I simply love it. Keep up the good work!

camie said...

i'm intrigued and could use the help... hope i win!

Elizabeth said...

Oooh, how fun! I would love to win these books. Oh, and congratulations on your five hundred and second post!

citysage said...

Wow---502! I hope that by the time I get to that stage my blog is able to maintain the quality and passion that yours still has. Congrats Joslyn!

C said...

Congratulations Simply Lovely!

nichole said...

Congrats on your 502nd post! And thank YOU for the blogging. ;)

loren weltsch said...

happy blog birthday! thanks for sharing!

Annady said...

Congratulations on all the missed milestones! I'm exactly the same way. So here's to your 502nd post!

Kelly said...

Thanks for all you share. Your blog is a bit of beauty and style each day.

Shimmy Shake said...

Congratulations on your 502nd post. You really have created such a lovely place to stop and read, so thank you. I would love those books, the idea within them sounds perfect!!

anne said...

I just love Simple Lovely. Keep up the great work :)

Brenna said...

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the little things that make life sweet (and pretty). :)

Sarah Palfreyman said...

Joslyn--how nice of you. I came across your blog through Design Mom and have been hooked ever since. You also inspired me to check out some books by Ilse Crawford--how fitting!

Peter said...

Thanks for the daily inspiration. Congrats on the 502nd entry!

ben and/or anne said...

I think my OCD-ness wouldn't let me do it on the 502nd :) Congrats! A beautiful little blog you've got...

Jecca said...

Hooray! and Congrats! Big milestones each. Thank you and I hope the next 502 are just as good.

Julia said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I can't believe you're over 500 posts! That's truly remarkable :)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

What a sweet thing to do and congratulations on your 502nd post!
xo
Melissa

Kaylene said...

Hmm, I think giveaways really must be the best way to get all of your blog stalkers to come out of the woodwork :) Win or not, thanks for this post - I've been looking for a wedding gift for a friend, and this just might be the perfect thing!

Solera said...

I recently discovered Simple Lovely and, I have to admit, I'm addicted.

Marie said...

Hi - I'm an admiring lurker, hoping to get picked!

You are my fave... said...

Thank you for daily inspiration. Congrats.

thepaben5 said...

I just found your blog and am loving it. Thank you for so much inspiration. I was just telling my best friend how I am not pining for an extravagant life - just one that is simple and lovely. Then I found your site and smiled. Kindred.

jora said...

Congratulations! Not only do I love ready your blog everyday, you were a huge inspiration to start my own. Thank you!!

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

Congratulations! xoxoxo Abbey

IOOF said...

winning would be lovely....

Meredith said...

oooh, i'd love win some good books! congratulations on the milestones. it's never the wrong time to celebrate, i say.

Claire said...

Congrats on big number five-oh-two!
: ) I really enjoy your blog, and I would love to have some fantastic decor books! My boyfriend just got a new apartment, and it's all sad and white and kind of a mess. It needs some pep! : )

Karla said...

I'm a decor book collector and also have a knack for forgetting important dates, much to my boyfriends dismay, lol...pick me! (please)

sherrieg said...

Congratulations! I love your beautiful blog, and those books look terrific. :)

Jennifer said...

Keep blogging! I always look forward to your posts, especially the list of favorites each week.

Natalie said...

I would be so excited if your inspiration could become my inspiration! Keeping my fingers crossed...

Tita Moma said...

Great blog! Great gifts! Congratulations on your 502 post!

lifewithkeiki said...

Congratulations on 502! Love your blog and would love the books!

dianag said...

Woo Hoo for 502! A day without you is a like a day without sunshine!

cougarmom said...

Congrats on 502! Just started looking at your blog and really enjoy it.

kim said...

just started reading your blog recently & thoroughly love it.

Caitlin said...

I am going to move into my first apartment soon...first time living alone, too! I would love some help with decorating. Thanks, I love your blog!

Cait said...

congrats. your blog is lovely.

mary elizabeth said...

i absolutely adore your blog! those books sound amazing! :D

misadventuresofkellyandkelly said...

congrats on 500 - wow!!

lookpoppies said...

As a librarian in training, I adore books of all shapes and sizes!

Valette said...

Congrats!

skye said...

congratulations! what an accomplishment. i'm hoping to win the books for some inspiration in my new home.

Jacinda said...

How fun! I'm building a house so the books would be VERY useful. A house outside of Dallas no less!

karey m. said...

502! i've adored them all, i think.

you know how i feel about you...but i'm so glad you have this space so we can chum around and clap loudly for each other.

i always always tell people that my little blog changed the day you chose me as a "make my day" blog.

i've said thank you for that, yes? xoxo. kmm

teaforbini said...

Well done on 502 posts ;)

I keep your blog on google reader and it's one of my favourites, thank you for sharing!

The books sound wonderful. I'm decor obsessed!

Sarah

Lauri said...

I'm responding to a blog! That's the first thing off of my 44 things to do before I turn 45 list! All it took was the lure of a prize (and some help from my teenager).

Mary said...

Awesome giveaway. I love your blog - it's one of my favorites. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration!

Cheri said...

I love your blog ~ so much inspiration in one place!

Kate said...

Fairly new to your blog and loving it! Congrats and thanks for the giveaway!

Kat said...

I am moving in to that first picture.

Jackie said...

congrats on #502!

keely steger said...

Yay for 502! Yay for giveaways!

A&J said...

I love your blog!! It's fun and inspirational!!

Jessy said...

I am new to Simple Lovely, but I am loving it! Inspiration is everywhere on your pages. Congrats on your 502nd post!

Jessica said...

Congrats! Your blog is very inspiring and my day wouldn't be complete without taking a gander at the new things you have come up with and the links you provide to other talented, inspired people. Thanks!

Rowena said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary. I keep missing mine, too... but then a had a really long, slow learning curve and it took me almost 4 years to get where I am now. Or is it 5? Don't even know.

suzanjill said...

I just recently discovered your blog and i just love reading it daily. Congratulations on

Courtney said...

Congrats and keep the posts coming!

Andrea said...

I would love the books!
I love your daily blogging...it's a little treat for me everyday!

jennie said...

how fabulous! happy anniversary beautiful blogger!!

em said...

way to goooooo!

The Mangerchine's said...

Thanks for your inspiring, insightful blog! Congratulations on #502!

The Other Tiffany said...

Happy 502!! I love your taste so I'm sure the decor books you recommend will be fabulous!

Amy said...

I really love your blog! Keep up the good work!

Barbara said...

congratulations on all the fabulous posts and inspiration! these books sound wonderful!

Whitney Hardie said...

Design books! What a great idea for gift giving and give aways.

I love your blog, very inspiring.

Stephanie said...

502 really IS something to celebrate! Congratulations! And also 'Thank You' for inspiring us all with your prose & imagery. I've gleaned so much from your posts since I first discovered your blog.

Oh Inverted World! said...

Wow! 502 posts, and all of them great! :-)

Stephanie said...

Sensual Home has been in my design binder for months now...it's been something I've wanted to pick up for awhile. I'm so thrilled at the chance of winning a copy!

Mason and Erika said...

I just discovered your blog today and I'm loving it! Thanks for sharing yourself and all your ideas with the blog world. I never win anything, but I'll try anyway :)

Feeder of the Hungry Beans said...

502 sounds like grounds for celebration! Congrats!

Modern Craft said...

Joslyn-- you are a tastemaker, an incredible spotter of beautiful things, and a stylish addition to the blog world! I count on your blog and your posts-- great job and congrats to you!