Happy Valentine’s Days to two lucky readers! Yes, we have our winners! Before the announcement, we wanted to thank all of our AMAZING sponsors for their donations and generosity! This giveaway could not have happened without them. And since love is in the air today, let’s show them all some facebook love by liking their pages:

The winner of grand prize # 1 is
Suzanna Claire Davies (entry#212362)

Home Sweet HOme giveaway #1

The winner of grand prize #2
is Sheree Hartung (entry#44530)

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Each winner has been notified via email. (Winners, you have 48 hours to claim your prize via the email you registered with in the giveaway. You can also email, homesweethomegiveaway (at) gmail (dot) com.)

Thank you to everyone who participated! We hope you’ll stick around for more DIY, home décor, and more.

Have a blessed and wonderful day!



Huge Giveaway (Over $4000 in prizes)

Please note that this giveaway has ended.  

I am so lucky to join with nine other bloggers that I absolutely adore… put together TWO of the best giveaways on the web.

There are tons of prizes….but two of my favorite are the “I hope you dance” sign from Between You and Me and a beautiful Houndstooth jute rug in any size you choose….from Soft Surroundings.


This is a wonderful world we live in. :)

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And here are the hosts — starting from top left is Jessica Four Generations One Roof, Chris Just a Girl, Kim Sand and Sisal, Brooke All Things Thrifty, Amy The Idea Room, Rhoda Southern Hospitality, Brittany Pretty Handy Girl, “The six sisters” Six Sisters’ Stuff, Kari Anne Thistle Wood Farms and Traci Beneath My Heart.


Home Sweet HOme giveaway #1

Those are some fabulous brands, are they not? You ask, what do I win?
How about $2,000 worth of amazing gift cards and goodies for your Home Sweet Home!

home sweet home prizes package 1

#1 Guaranteed Builders – Avis Homes specializes in manufacturing and delivering customized modular homes, garages and additions for over 35 years. GBI-Avis is giving away one $200 Target gift card. Value $200

#2 Stella & Dot an Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Company, is a San Francisco based social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Their boutique-style jewelry and accessories line is available exclusively through in-home Trunk Shows by Independent Stylists and online. Carla Hughes, one of their talented personal stylists, is giving away a pre-selected “Stella & Dot Jewelry ensemble + $50 gift certificate!” (Items shown in the picture above may not be the exact items in the pre-selected jewelry ensemble). Value $300

#3 Soft Surroundings specializes in custom woman’s clothing and exceptional home decor. Soft Surroundings’ philosophy is that by putting yourself first, you can take better care of friends and family and hopefully live a happier, more fulfilling life. They are giving away a “Houndstooth Jute Rug“. The winner will have their choice of this rug in either Brown/Natural or Ivory/Natural and up to the 8 x 10 size. Retail value of $699.00

#4 Dremel, the World’s leading company in rotary and versatile tool systems, is giving away a Dremel Moto-Saw™. The Moto-Saw functions as a stationary scroll saw yet it can be removed from its base to become a portable motorized coping-saw for all your intricate cuts. Value $99

#5, #6, #9 Six Sisters’ Stuff, is the online sensational blog authored by six sisters who provide mouth-watering recipes, cool craft projects, family fun ideas and more. Six Sisters’ Stuff is giving away:

#7 Closetmaid, is the worldwide leader in home storage and organization, offering innovative wire and laminate/wood storage systems for use in bedrooms, kitchens, family rooms, laundry rooms, home offices and garages – wherever people need to store and organize their things. Closetmaid is giving $400 toward a new closet/shelving system which will be custom designed for the winner. Value $400

#8 Between You & Me, the custom design sign company, creates completely customizable signs to your family values, favorite scriptures, inspirational quotes, or unique phrases. All creations are hand-made out of solid wood and are hand-painted (no vinyl) then vintaged and distressed. No two signs are identical. Between You & Me is giving away a “I hope you dance” sign. Value $149

Oh, you want more? How about another chance to win these fabulous prizes valued at $2300!

home sweet home giveaway sponsor #2

Are you anxious to see what those amazing brands have to give you? How about this!

Home sweet home giveaway prize package 2


#1 Guaranteed Builders – Avis Homes specializes in manufacturing and delivering customized modular homes, garages and additions for over 35 years. GBI-Avis is giving away a $200 Target gift card. Value $200

#2 Jo Totes provides a fashionable way for women to safely carry their camera bodies and lenses, along with regular purse items, every day—whether it be to a photo shoot, while traveling, or just while out on a regular day. Jo Totes is giving away one camera bag (winner’s choice.) Value $119

#3 ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape, the world’s leader in painting and DIY supplies, is going to help you get your next DIY project rolling with a DIY Kit (valued at $300) that includes {15 rolls of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape (1.5″), 15 rolls of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape (2″), Three 3M™ Advanced Abrasives with No-Slip Grip™ Backing, 3 Vflex™ Respirator, 3 Sanding and Fiberglass Valved Respirators, and 2 Corded Earplugs with case} Plus, a $150 VISA gift card. Total Value $450

#4 Wayfair Take the average store and multiply it by a thousand. Then, add a zillion options in furniture, lighting, cookware and everything in between. That’ We offer more than 5,000 brands of home furnishings in every style, every budget and every taste. We cover shipping on the big stuff—and on most of the small stuff, too. Oh yeah, we also ship to Canada. Our mission is to make Wayfair your favorite place to buy anything that makes your house a home—whether you’re shopping for a new spatula, patio furniture or a bathroom vanity, we have you covered. Wayfair is giving away a $400 gift card. Value $400

#5 NutriMill The NutriMill uses a high speed impact chamber to create flour from grains and beans. Grind up to 20 cups of flour at one time with no gumming, overheating, or jamming. Not only is the NutriMill versatile, convenient, powerful and fast, but it is one of the quietest impact mills on the market today. Definitely an important addition to any bread maker’s kitchen. Winner will receive 1 NutriMill. Value $289

#6 BoschMixer The Bosch Universal Plus Kitchen Machine is an ideal addition to any kitchen. One machine, many uses. In addition to mixing, kneading and whipping, with the purchase of additional accessories, it can be used as a blender, meat grinder, pasta maker, or shredder/slicer. Winner will receive 1 Bosch Universal Plus Mixer. Value $479.99

#7 The Vintage Pearl The Vintage Pearl creates unique and meaningful handstamped jewelry and keepsakes. They are giving away one custom golden love necklace, one pair of pearl cluster earrings and a $50 gift certificate. Value $200

#8 Silhouette, the manufacturer of fabulous craft and home décor Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tools and a variety of other products related to the crafting industry, is giving away one Silhouette portraitValue $199



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*This giveaway is in no way affiliated, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Target or VISA. Winner will be notified by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends and will need to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Winner must be 18 years of age or older and a US citizen in order to win. Winners are responsible for paying any necessary taxes on winnings. If you wish to enter manually, email the manual entry email: with entry information. All prizes will be delivered directly from the sponsors. All participating blog owners are not held responsible for any delayed, damaged or unfulfilled prizes. The sponsor reserves the right to substitute a like item for equal value if a given prize is not available. The prize(s) shown above may not be the exact prize. A list of winners may be requested after the giveaway has ended. Questions and additional information can be requested by We will not sell or share your email address.

Red Letter Words Canvas Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Red Letter Words.

If all the walls in my house were blank and white and I won a decorate-a-blank-wall contest where I could only choose one thing to hang on those empty bare walls.

It would be this.

Or these (especially if I had that barn door).

Or this.


I think it would be this.

Because this is what I tell my children.

And if I won a decorate-a-blank-wall-contest and I could only pick one thing.  I would want it to be something with meaning.  Something that came from my heart.  Something that filled up those blank empty walls and made me smile.

Just like this 🙂


(1)  Just leave a comment on the post telling me your favorite thing about your best friend.

For extra entries you can:

(2)  Sign up for Red Letter Words Newsletter.  Click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

(3)  Shout out about the giveaway on Facebook (you can use the Facebook share button at the bottom of the page).

(4)  Shout out about the giveaway on Twitter (you can use the Twitter share button at the bottom of the page).

Please leave a separate comment for each entry

Custom prints and print of the month are not included in the giveaway.

PS  If your blank walls can’t wait for a contest, the incredible Dee from Red Letter Words has generously offered a 15% discount on any prints ordered from June 12 -15 for Thistlewood Farm readers.  Just enter the code: Tfarm15 and get 15% off at check out (discount not valid on custom print or print of the month).

This giveaway is now closed.

PPS  Contest details:

Open to residents of U.S. only. Custom prints and print of the month are not included in giveaway.  Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT June 16, 2012. Winner will be chosen by and will be notified within three days of the giveaway end. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email and claim their prize. Any prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen via


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And I’m so happy 🙂

Welcome to the Thistlewood Farms Giveaway Blog!

Have you ever been to a fancy place and there’s that little guest party house tucked in the back.  You know, where they keep the pool tables and the ping-pong and the giant screen TV and those little refrigerators filled with snacks.

And no one really cares if you get crumbs on the floor.  And you can let your hair down and kick off your shoes.

And there’s always a party going on.

This blog is a lot like that.  This is the party place.  The place to be.  The place where all the really cool kids hang out.  And there’s always a giveaway or a party or a fun announcement posted.

And crumbs are just snacks we are saving for later 🙂