Giveaway Winner & Easy Exterior Home Decor!!

First things first! Sorry I didn’t post my winners yesterday, but I had a migraine attack yesterday afternoon and couln’t stand to even look at my computer for more than a minute.

Thank you to everyone who played (all 6 of you :). You all had great ideas!
These were the ones I went with:

So congrats to Jenn, Crystal (seems like she’s very lucky these days), Misty, & Kim! I went ahead and am sending out 4 prizes (minus 1 cute jar) since it was 4 of you who’s ideas (M&M’s and some Cheese It’s snacks for the kiddos) I went with and I haven’t tried to figure out yet ;)
So, for those who are curious….here are the prizes I will be sending out:

1. CHOCOLATE! Inside the tacky
cute jars

2. 6 pieces of vinyl in fun colors for you to play with on your Cricuts (or other die cutters).
3. Some fun chipboard letters in various colors.
4. Some cute seasonal rubons (great for a calendar)
5. Some embelishments for your scrapbooking!

Next time…..hopefully I can do a BIGGER prize :0)

Now……I wanted to show how we added a little “curb appeal” to the outside of our house recently. It was easy stuff and did not cost alot of $$$$ (which no one has these days).

So, here’s the before. Just kinda “blah” and “boring”, plus we really need to paint our trim, but that’s another post.

Here’s the after. We added some scrolled iron ($30 bucks each at Pier 1),

I added some “Welcome” vinyl to our front door,

and a little “please remove your shoes” vinyl to the window next to the door. My hubby also pressure washed the walkway and trimmed the reeds (or whatever they are called, I forgot) in front of the office windows.

Quick, cheap, and easy!

Now, it’s your turn to go forth…and decorate!
Have fun!


About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. I am so EXCITED! Really I never win anything-hopefully this keeps up. I really like what you have done out side and the please remove your shoes sign is great (and very useful).

  2. Thank you!! Although in my house, the M&Ms would go in the biggest jar!!

    Love the wrought iron and the vinyl on the door! You’ve got a really cute house!

  3. WOW! Awesome! I can’t believe I won! I’m on a bit of a streak now (I won on GIVEAWAY TODAY last week)! Haha, now I just need to win that fancy bbq I put my name in for at the grocery store today! ;)

    Love your home “improvements”! I need to check out your etsy shop now because I’m loving the vinyls!!

  4. Yay! I love to win! Your home improvements look great!

  5. Oh yeah, you can contact me at creativeitchblog@gmail(dot)com.

  6. I’m not sure if I was suppose to contact you but my email is scharris_21@yahoo(dot)com. Again thanks for the great giveway.

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