Saturday, December 4, 2010

Milestones, Announcements, Features and a GIVEAWAY!

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Wow. So much to cover today …
First: Milestones.
Today rocks.
Why?
Because Thrive just past the 200 followers mark.
So once again, a round a thank yous are in order to everyone who joined the Rock What Ya Got Club.  It has been an awesome first six weeks and I have all of you to thank for it.
Next: Announcements & Features
Thrive is on Facebook now.  Check it here.
It has been so fun to read your comments, emails and hear what you’re doing to Thrive. Reader Mackenzie, a college student and new mom, sent me these pictures of a project she made of the cutest bins for her daughter’s room out of diaper boxes.
What do you think?
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She said that she wasn’t sure how it would turn out because the only cover she had for both boxes was a baby shower gift bag—one baby shower gift bag—that she would need to cut in half.
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Ya know what? It doesn’t matter.
Thriving is about being happy in your own space with what you have.  Mackenzie’s bins are darling! She rocked what she had with an idea that I’m so copying for my kids’ toy bins.
Love it.  Thanks for sharing Mackenzie!

And now for that giveaway … (CLOSED)
I was talking to Hubs about what to do for a giveaway on our way to the store last night and he said, “You’re kidding about buying something to giveaway, right? Isn’t buying stuff against your whole philosophy?”
Good point.
Instead I’m giving away a set of these star ornaments for one lucky reader’s Christmas tree:
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You can enter up to four times. Please leave a separate comment for each entry method:
**  Follow /subscribe to Thrive
** LIKE Thrive on Facebook
** Upload pictures to Flickr featuring your Thrive-friendly projects
** Let me know what kinds of projects you’d like to see in the coming year (decorating, organizing, holiday, etc.)
Contest closes Monday at 9pm MST and the winner be announced Tuesday morning.  (CLOSED)
Thank you all again and good luck!
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49 comments:

  1. I'd love to see organizing projects... I have used diaper boxes covered in cute contact paper for storage but I'd love some other ideas!

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  2. I am a Thrive follower, and I LOVE your blog!!

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  3. Yeah for facebook! Consider yourself 'liked'.

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  4. Seriously, I love everything you post. I would love to see organizing and decorating projects, and anything else!

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  5. I like you on FB...and love your home made star!

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  6. i am a new follower!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

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  7. I'm a new follower. I love your stars!

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  8. I'm giving you a blog award. It will post on Tuesday.

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  9. I follow thrive.
    brookeannaroberts(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I would absolutly love to see more ideas, using simple things, that don't take much time. I have two children and run low on said time... :) Congrats!
    mommydoes.blogspot.com
    brookeannaroberts(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. As soon as I came across your blog I looked you up on facebook and I was the first one to "like" you! wahoo! Then I posted it to my wall for others to see and hopefully like!

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  12. I "followed" you as well! You have such awesome ideas!

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  13. In the next year I would love to see all sorts of ways to use "containers". I LOVE containers and it kills me to throw them away, but it's hard to store/save them when I don't have the ideas of what to do with them!
    For example: plastic frozen concentrate containers, baby food jars, formula containers, glass jars....the list could go on forever!
    I look forward to seeing what else you and others have up your sleeves!xo

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  14. I found you on dollarstorecrafts.com.. the stars are amazing... and the tutorial is so well written and awesome pictures i can't wait to try it out.. also am following you on facebook.. can't wait to see what else you come up with!!

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  15. great ideas - love the stars! thanks for chance to win I am a follower of your blog

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  16. I would love to see decorating ideas

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  17. I am an email subscriber. LOVE your blog!

    mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

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  18. I would love to see more crafts and decorating ideas :)

    mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

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  19. I am an email subscriber - love the ornaments, very creative!

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  20. I would love to see handmade gift ideas!

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  21. Will be following on Facebook. Love the stars!

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  22. I just ran across your blog and I love it! I've subscribed.

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  23. I'd love to see tutorials on reconstructed clothing or repurposed items.

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  24. I really enjoy the premise of your blog. So often crafting or decorating means purchasing. I absolutely love your "Rocking what you got" view. You are inspiring. I found you when you did the BD Inspired Christmas Centerpiece. Thanks so much for all the wonderful ideas and inspiration!

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  25. Whoo hoo! Go me! Thanks for the compliment Neek.

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  26. Just found your site and I love your projects. I would love these stars to decorate my home. Thanks.

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  27. Love your stars and tutorial and just found you tonight!

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  28. Follower since the early days .. loving it every step of the way !

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  29. Just found your blog and NEED to implement your philosophy! (totally in the same boat)

    I'd love to find a good way to organize, catalog, de-junk my "stash" in the coming year

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  30. ....AND just suscribed to your email list! Looking forward to spending less $ on project (that I lose steam on anyway...) and finding ways to make do with what I've already got!

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  31. Giveaway is now closed. Thank you all for entering!

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  32. I would love to see more home decor projects :)

    and I do "Like" you on facebook !

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  33. Sorry I missed this giveaway. I really love those stars!

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  34. Ooooh, tricky one to suggest more ideas. One of the things I love about your blog is that your ideas are so original. If I had to suggest something then I'd ask for more knock-off ideas. I can never get enough of them!

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  35. i was wandering if you would pehaps make a set of the star ornaments and i could pay you for them...email me at megansteffey@gmail.com thanks!

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  36. What a cleaver idea. I would love a set.

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  37. Just signed up to follow you ... wow my blog doesn't have this many followers! Good job!! (http://www.timsarmywifey.blogspot.com)

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  38. project for the coming year ... I love to decorate so maybe Spring or Summer decorations? (I tend to do Fall, Christmas/Winter and some Spring)

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  39. http://timsarmywifey.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-nesting.html here's a post of use what ya got decorating .... I loved my "family tree" this year and it was too easy with string, branches and computer paper and photos! :)

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  40. I am totally bummed that the contest is closed I LOVE the stars and just found this site but rest assures I'll be back!

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Thanks so much for the comment love! I do cartwheels when I read each one. Well, I imagine my pre-pregnancy self doing cartwheels, but you get the idea ...