Spring Into The Dream Contest!

Happy Monday! has asked me to partner with them in their Spring Into The Dream contest that starts today.  In the end, one lucky blogger and one of their readers will be walking away with a  $500 gift card!!

Will that be me?  Will that be you???!!!!!

homes 2 is asking the question “What does Spring Into The Dream mean to you?”  They want us to answer through photos.  

Inspiration.  Representation.  Determination.  Reflection.  Photos of any “tion” that gets you dreaming.

I have created my Spring Into The Dream Pinterest board with my “answers.”

 When I think of spring, and what I want to accomplish with my home, I think of new beginnings.  New beginnings that result from a clean house, a beautiful home and a fun, relaxing outdoor oasis.  So far, my Pinterest board reflects all of those things. 

To me, spring is what sets everything in motion for the perfect summer that we all dream about as June approaches. 

It is like packing for that dream vacation. 

It is like the planning for the perfect Christmas.

It is like shopping for supplies and clothes for the first day of school.

It is the engagement before the wedding.

I want to clean, organize, get my interiors cheery and inviting – and then move outside. 

Flowers, gardens, campfires, barbecues, hummingbirds, stepping stones, horseshoes, coolers, porches, patios, and a lazy dog that follows the sun around.


So my “Spring” is my planning …

                                                      …in anticipation of my summer “Dream.”

It is the hard work (but fun work) that pays off with the perfect me time, you time, family time, and friend time.

Now, we all know that what we dream for and plan for can’t fall into place instantly.  It takes time.  That is why I havemy Pinterest board with photos of what I want to someday see come to fruition.  We built our home three years ago and that comes with a lot of “start from scratch” projects.  We have made good strides but there is more to do.  So while I tackle the everyday, I also pin.

In anticipation.


So…here is where YOU come in…

Tell us how you Spring into YOUR Dream with the chance of winning a $500 gift card to possibly help that Dream come true.
In other words, to throw your dream into the spRING, this is what you need to do:

1) Create your own Pinterest board titled “ Spring Into The Dream”

2)  Pin two photos from’s “Spring Into The Dream” board.

3) Pin two articles from from blog   – and any other pins you’d like to include related to the “Spring Into The Dream” theme.  Don’t forget to look at my board for more inspiration as well!

4)  Follow on Pinterest

5)  Provide your link to your “ Spring Into The Dream” pinboard in the comment section below. not only wants to help you attain the American Dream of home ownership, they want to help inspire you to dream big!  In spring, or anytime of the year! 

So, that is the scoop!  I am entered as a blogger, and as my reader, by following the simple criteria above, you can partner with me!  Let’s show and everybody else that we know how to Dream Big!!


The contest  begins at 9:00am EST on Monday, May 14, 2012 (today!)  and ends 11:59pm EST on May 25, 2012.  So Spring into {the Dream} action and start pinning!! 

And don’t forget to comment with the link to your Spring Into The Dream Pinterest board to be eligible to win! 




Be inspired,

1. Description. invites select bloggers to participate in this contest, where you are required to create a pin board on Pinterest and blog post about the Contest. Entries will be judged, and one winner will receive (a) a $500 gift card for him or herself, and (b) a second $500 gift card that the blogger must use to award to a reader of his or her own blog.
2. Eligibility.  The Spring into the Dream Pinterest Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to bloggers who are invited by (“Sponsor”) to participate, who are U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico), 18 years old or older at the time of entry; and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec), that have reached the age of majority in the province in which they reside by the start date of this Contest as identified below.  Employees and their immediate family (parent, child, sibling and spouse of each) and individuals residing in the same household (whether or not related) of Sponsor, United Advertising Publications, Inc., or Dominion Enterprises, and any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and all other entities or individuals associated with the development, administration, or fulfillment of the Promotion (collectively, the “Entities”) are not eligible to win. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
3. Entry.  The Contest will begin at 09:00a.m. (ET) on May 14, 2012, and all entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on May 25, 2012 (the “Contest Period”).
All entrants hereby agree that upon submission of their Board, shall have an unlimited license to reproduce the Board, and create any derivative works of the Board in perpetuity, including but not limited to editorial content regarding the Board, and that Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates shall have the right to publish in any media whatsoever the Board (including any reproduction or derivative work) and use it in perpetuity, the entrant’s name and likeness for any lawful purpose, including promotional purposes, without further compensation.  By entering the Contest, entrant represents that entrant created the Board for his/her entry into this Contest.  Upon entry, each entrant (on behalf of him/herself and his/her child/children) also releases from all liability arising from his/her entry in the Contest and use of the prizes, and agrees to sign any additional documentation which may reasonably request addressing this or any other Contest rules. reserves the right to request from any entrant additional documentation it reasonably believes is necessary to validate any entry or award any prize.
Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, post-due, misdirected, copied, transferred or illegible entries or for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor.  In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the email account from which they were sent.  For these purposes, an email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account.  You acknowledge that in posting your Board it will be freely accessible to the public and you grant the right to so display.  Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the owner of an email account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest.
3. Prizes.  One (1) winner will be selected from among all eligible blogger entries received during the Contest Period. The winner shall receive One (1) Five Hundred Dollar ($500) gift card and One (1) Five Hundred Dollar ($500) gift card to giveaway to one of their readers, redeemable for merchandise only.  Sponsor will send the prizes directly to the blogger winner and the blog winner’s reader, within approximately 5-7 days of confirmation of eligibility.
4. Judging.  Winners will be selected on or about May 29, 2012, from among all eligible entries received by May 25, 2012.  Judging will be done on the basis of creativity, positive representation of brand message, composition and style of expertise of Board submitted. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.  Judges shall be a panel of no less than 3 people with a background in marketing.
5. Winner Notification and Acceptance.  Winner shall be notified via email on or about May 29, 2012. Return of prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.  Winners may waive their right to receive prizes.  Prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable.  No substitutions allowed, except that prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.  Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes.  Winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law) which must be returned within five (5) days of date of email transmission.  Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release within five (5) days, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to an alternate winner. Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation or further compensation.  For a winner list, visit or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope after [ May 29, 2012] to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Pinterest Contest Winners List Request (Gillian Luce).  Sponsor: 150 Granby Street, 16th Floor, Norfolk, VA 23510
7. Participation.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by Sponsor.  In the event the Contest is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest.  Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.
8. Disclaimers.  By entering, participants acknowledge and agree that the Sponsor and the Entities will not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from any participant’s acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize(s), travel to or from any prize-related activity, participation in the Contest, printing, mailing or distribution errors, or any malfunctions of the telephone network, computer Internet system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or any combination thereof. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Entities will not be responsible or liable for any injury or damage to any participant’s or third person’s computer and/or its contents, related to or resulting from the Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or modify the Contest if, at its sole discretion, it determines that for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, or fraud, technical failures, printing, mailing or distribution errors, or any other unanticipated causes or occurrences have compromised the fairness or integrity of the Contest.
9. Construction.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any contestant and Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Virginia, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Virginia.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
10. General Release.  By entering the Contest, contestants release any and all Contest Entities and any other promotional sponsors, and each of their respective affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, representatives, partners and agents from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or with the acceptance, possession or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light).
11. Sponsor.  The Spring into the Dream Pinterest Contest is sponsored by whose decisions regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Contest.  If you have any questions regarding this Contest, please contact Gillian Luce at

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  1. thistlewoodfarm says:


    You made the transition! Welcome to WordPress my wonderful friend. After much hard work and many pins….I finally have my pinterest board put together.

    I'm going green! Chicken coop green. Here's my board!


  2. FreeIndeed says:
  3. Karah @ thespacebetweenblog says:

    Welcome to wordpress!! I made a new board…I hope I did it right.

  4. Andrea @ Decorating Cents says:
  5. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon says:

    Fun! Another reason to spend time on pinterest! here is the board we have statred…

  6. Melissa says:
  7. Eclectically Vintage says:

    Welcome to wordpress!

    Any excuse I have to pin is a good one!

  8. cocohetz says:
  9. NannetteOswalt says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter the contest. I hope my board inspires.

  10. Misti@Living On Cypress Hill says:
  11. Budget Design Girl says:

    Here's the link to my board…still pinning!!

  12. tweetyscute says:
  13. I really like the website and they have great ideas for decorating. I am a new homeowner as well so I thought all of their articles on buying a home would have been helpful when I was going through the process. Good luck! $500 would really be helpful with my home projects. Here is my link to my board

  14. Charity S says:
  15. Tiffany Winner says:
  16. Good luck and love the new site. Here is my board

  17. Donna Brown says:

    Good luck! Here is my board — To me spring means organisation, spring cleaning, painting and finally getting some stuff done around the house!