Sunday, August 21, 2011

It’s a Makeover! And a Giveaway!

Notice anything new?  Thanks to the creative talents of Danielle Moss, the cul-de-sac got a much-needed makeover!  The new look is way more “me,” and I so appreciate Danielle’s patience and skill.   I encourage any of you who are looking for blog re-designs or pre-made templates to check out Danielle’s talents here.  She’s lovely to work with!  Thanks, Danielle!

In preparation for the new school year, I’ve been giving myself a mini-makeover, too.  A few new clothes, a few more hours at the gym, a new hair cut, and a new bag of fresh make-up have made a world of difference in my attitude about going back to work post-baby #3.  It feels really good to spend a little effort on me these days.

I also want to encourage those of you silent readers to come out of the woodwork and join the cul-de-sac conversation.  I’m really valuing the connections I’ve already made via this blog and would like to get to know you, too!  So in celebration of beautiful blog templates and beautiful friendships, I’m giving away a $50 gift card to Sephora, a one-stop shop for all-things beauty.  Whether you are a perpetually sleep-deprived working mom with dark undereye circles like I am, or a polished, trend-setting fashionista like I’m not, Sephora offers something for you.

The gift card can be used online (with free shipping for $50 in purchases) or in one of their many U.S. stores.  You must be at least 18 and a U.S. resident to enter.

To enter:  Follow the cul-de-sac via Google Friend Connect and leave a comment letting me know.  If you are already following, leave a comment.

For additional chances to win:

1.  Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment letting me know.

3.     2.  Share the blog love and leave a comment about a great blog (other than your own) that I should be reading.  :-)

In all cases, make sure your email address is in your profile so I can contact you should you win.  Entries will close Sunday, August 28, at 8 pm Central, and random.org will choose the winner.  Good luck!

16 comments:

  1. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  2. One of my favorite blogs is www.hip2save.com

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  3. I think I'm a new follower? (following in google reader, is that the same as google friend connect?) Love your Organic Bloom frames in the nursery!

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  4. Follower! Thanks for the chance! :)

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  5. A blog that I love: Under the Sycamore - ashleyannphotography.com/blog {I LOVE it!}

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  6. I am a follower!
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  7. I'm a follower ^*^
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    elizabethpyo@gmail.com

    my blog is www.beingmvp.blogspot.com in case you want to follow me ^*^

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  9. What a fabulous giveaway!!! I'm a new follower.

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  10. I posted about this fabulous giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

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  11. follow blog as jelaws5
    thanks
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  12. I just stumbled upon your blog and I just adore it! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway, I'm now a follower! xo

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  13. I added your giveaway to my blog (http://legalpreppy.blogspot.com)

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  14. And a really fun blog that I enjoy reading is muffymartini.com - she is hilarious! xo

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  15. I just found you and have enjoyed your archives. I connected via gfc.

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  16. I like www. Houseography.com too!

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