Milestone Giveaway and…ch..changes

Important: Please read this entire post! There are some changes to how you subscribe to this blog. Plus, there are some fabulous giveaways at the end. So, stay with me on this one.

The Good News:

A lot has happened over the last few weeks! I hit 150,000 page views per month last week.

This means that I’m empowering more people than ever before, and this thrills me because that has been the goal for my blog from the beginning. I’m not going to lie, sometimes it is hard to look at those figures and not get a little pumped. But, then I remember why I’m spending hours on tutorials and taking photos and I realize that y’all are really reading and learning. And this has me…

Did you know that originally I wanted to hold some small workshops in my garage to help women learn how to use power tools? How may women do you think I could have reached in a year? Maybe 100? And yet — thanks to the encouragement from my husband, friends, and all of you — I’m now reaching many, many more than a few hundred!

Can I tell you a little something without it sounding like I’m bragging? I was given the opportunity to compete for a spot on a reality craft show. But, when I stepped back to think about it, I realized that it really didn’t fit with who Pretty Handy Girl is. She’s not in this journey for fame and fortune. She’s not trying to strike it rich. She’s just here to say “Hey, I believe in you! I know you can do this too. Let me show you how to complete your own DIY project.” That realization helped me turn down the opportunity. And, now that you know this, I am counting on every one of you to make sure that I maintain that goal.

The Bad News:

Right before I broke my blog, I was dangerously close to reaching 5,000 subscribers to this blog. Like only 85 people shy of 5K…

…but then Feedburner delivered a smack down and reduced my followers by a over 1,500 handy peeps! (If you are one of the unlucky people that got the axe and don’t receive emails or feeds from Pretty Handy Girl please let me know and I’ll make sure you are added back.) This is upsetting to me to think that just one subscriber isn’t getting the tutorials that they thought they were signing up for, let alone over 1,500.

AND, I have some more bad news. In March, anyone who has subscribed to follow my blog in Google Friend Connect will also get the axe.

Any blogs that you follow that are NOT hosted by Blogger will sadly no longer appear in your reader. I actually took the above widget off my sidebar so no one else will join only to be disappointed on March 1st when they can’t receive their updates.

The Good News:

After an hour conversation with my new tech guy, I decided that the time had come to step up to a more reliable service for delivering my posts to you. I have signed up with MailChimp to improve my RSS feed delivery. Unfortunately, that means that I  have a new monthly fee, but so be it. You are so worth it!

The GREAT News:

All you have to do to insure that you don’t miss a single post, is to follow this very simple tutorial. It is one of the most important tutorials I’ve written to date, so just know that I took a lot of time getting this right. ;-) Are you ready?

How to receive the latest tutorials from Pretty Handy Girl in your in box


  • Pointer finger
  • Mouse (or scroll pad, button, whatever)
  • Enter key (or Return if you are an Apple user)

Step 1: Use your mouse to position your cursor in the open field box below. Click inside the box.

Step 2. Use your pointer finger to type in your email address.

Step 3. Move your cursor over the “Subscribe button” and click on the button.

Step 4. Sit back and wait for the tutorials to arrive to you every time a new one is posted! That’s it!

(A confirmation email should arrive in your inbox and ask you to verify that you want to receive my posts.)

Note: If you received this post in your email, then you don’t need to re-subscribe. I was able to import my subscriber list when I signed up with MailChimp.

 And now, the REALLY GREAT News:

As a celebration of reaching 150,000 page views (previously the 5,000 follower giveaway)…

I’ll be picking one winner for each prize listed below

Winners will be drawn at random on Tuesday, January 31st

Here are the prizes:

3 Pairs of Women’s Work Gloves:

His and Hers 3M Tekk Tinted Safety Glasses:

Several Rolls of 3M ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape:

Illy Italian Ground Coffee and Insulated Cup

Set of 2 Irwin Tools Groove Lock Pliers:

Simplify101 Organize Your Paper Clutter online workshop
Starts Feb 16th – 7 week workshop worth $79

$100 gift certificate for a Mirror Mate Frame for your mirror:

A Huge Box of Sharpie Markers:

$50 gift certificate to Cutting Edge Stencils:

The ENTIRE line of RIT Liquid Dyes*:

RIT Dye bottles photo courtesy of Tatertots and Jello

*Plus, I’ll mail you a white scarf so you can make your own ombré scarf (like in my profile picture)!

FINALLY, 1 lucky winner will win the Pottery Barn knock off sliding chalkboard organizer:

So, here’s the deal. Your chances of winning one of the fabulous prizes above are great! And, you have up to four entries per person. Simply leave one comment on this post for each number you complete:

1. Subscribe via email below (or let me know you already do.) Leave one comment.



2. Follow me on FacebookTwitter, or Google+ (or let me know you already do.) Leave one comment.

3. Share the empowerment. Tell a friend about this blog by tweeting, facebook / google+ status updating, pinning, or stumbling. Leave one comment.

4. Let me know what prize(s) you are really excited about. Leave one comment.

What are you waiting for? Get busy commenting on this post! Best of luck to all of you! I’ll see you back here soon for another DIY tutorial.

A super big thank you to the companies that graciously donated items for this celebration:


  1. I follow you on facebook!

  2. I would love to win the sharpies or the RIT dyes. Also, a big congrats on all your success!!!

  3. Congrats!
    I’m a subscriber, and would love to win the sharpies.
    Thanks for the chance.

  4. I subscribed to your mailing list.

  5. I’m following you on Facebook.

  6. I’m following you on Google+.

  7. I’m super excited about the Sharpies, Pottery Barn Chalk board and the Rit Dye!

  8. Subscribed to your mailing list…Congratulations!!!

  9. I’m on your mailing list!

  10. Following you on FB!

  11. I subscribe and I would love the dyes or the sharpies! Thanks!

  12. I follow you on facebook!

  13. I follow you on FB, Twitter, AND Google+!

  14. I pinned you because you’re awesome!

  15. I’m super excited about that huge box of Sharpies! *woo hoo!* I could also use those great Irwin groove lock pliers!

    Congrats on your success. You are such an inspiration! Keep being awesome! :)

    {DIY 4ever}

  16. Pinned! Love all the sharpies!

  17. I subscribe and follow on Facebook :). I would love all of this stuff while I am home for a few months!

  18. I just started following you and I am way impressed. I also love the girly work gloves. I could definately rock a pair of those in my DHs workshop….we might have to share soon. Thanks, Laur

  19. Shireen Wahid says:

    I followed you on google + you!!

  20. I already follow on FB!

  21. I need those safety glasses. Need not want! :D)

  22. Subscribed via email

  23. Tweeted about your awesomeness! @Kimb0Bimb0

  24. I follow you on Twitter

  25. I signed up for your e-mails

  26. I am most excited about the workshop,the stencils and the lock pliers! I subscribe to your emails.

  27. subscribed since I dont wanna loose ya

  28. following you on twitter & fb

  29. tweeted

  30. Hi Brittany-

    Congrats on all of your good news. Best wishes for continued success.

    You will have to tell me more about Mailchimp.

    My best- Diane

  31. Well, I’m excited for you! :) Great give-away. Hello from a local reader, btw.

  32. really excited about the his & hers safety glasses although I wouldn’t be able to use the hers version, but my son & hubby then learn to use power tools with me. sssshhh just dont tell them 1 of the glasses are for women

  33. Oops I follow you several places (my rss feed worked ok, also on FB).

  34. kimberly giarrusso says:

    Subscribed. love your projects! I am super stoked about the mirror mate. xoxo

  35. kimberly giarrusso says:

    Following you on facebook. love love the mirror mate. xoxo

  36. kimberly giarrusso says:

    Just posted my love for your site on fb!

  37. i have repinned about you on pinterest!

  38. i am following you on facebook!

  39. I Subscribe!

  40. i’m really excited about the line of rit dyes!

  41. And following on Facebook!

  42. And Pinned ya!

  43. i am also email subscribed!

  44. You can’t ever have enough painter’s tape, the safety glasses are cool and the RIT dye line would be so fun to have ; )

  45. kimberly giarrusso says:

    Last one…..The mirror mate would be a perfect start to my blah downstairs bathroom makeover. fingers crossed. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  46. I signed up for your emails.

  47. I follow you on fb

  48. I shared the giveaway on my fb. (mo eads)

  49. I got mostly excited about the dye. that is super awesome.

  50. I’m so excited about the Sharpies and the Cutting Edge Stencil gift certificate!

  51. I subscribe via email, wouldn’t want to miss it.

  52. Heather Dalton says:

    I subscribe!

  53. I follow you on FB! We have some painting to do in the very near future &it would be great to try out the painter’s tape in your giveaway!

  54. Heather Dalton says:

    Like you on FB!

  55. Heather Dalton says:

    Really excited about the rit! I batik so that would be a great fit for me!

  56. Whew, directions followed, no glitches! (I am SO BAD at directions.)
    CONGRATS and thank you!!

  57. Melissa M. says:

    I’ve subscribed to your mailing list.

  58. I am so proud of you!!! And, so happy for your success. I see you on FB and sometimes you’re in my inbox – last email was on the 23rd. I’d think the mirror mate would be great!

  59. Melissa M. says:

    I follow you on Facebook.

  60. I also always tell people/brag about you and your blog. LOL What can I say, I’m a fan!

  61. Melissa M. says:

    I would be happy with anything, but since I’m a practical girl, a new set of pliers might be nice! :)

  62. Catherine A. says:

    Great tutorial. I was able to follow each step and (re-non-google) subscribed. (hee hee)

  63. Catherine A. says:

    Congrats to you and I just know you’ll get back to 5,000 subbies in no time. why – because you are THAT awesome.
    But, to pick a prize… don’t think I can. The Mirror mate, no the glasses or how about the mother load of sharpies… see had choice. Great prizes. Thank you

  64. I’m excited about the stencils!!

  65. I subscribed =)

  66. Following you on Facebook

  67. Congratulations!!! I am loving your blog. I actually just started following you via Google Reader about a week ago. I just signed up for your newsletter. thank you so much for all you have done, and for all your plans in the future!

  68. Love, Love, love the chalkboard. I could so use that!

  69. Follow by email

  70. Follow on FB

  71. I really want the Sharpies or Fabric Dyes

  72. Jill Hood says:

    Congrats on all your success!

    And your Humble Spirit of Giving.

    I signed up for your newsletters & I follow you on FB.

  73. I stop by your website every morning with my cup of tea to see what you’re doing. It’s like dropping in on a friend for a quick visit.
    Wouldn’t mind having those groove lock pliers…Hubby has some, but I can never find ‘em when I want them. They’d look real nice next to my pink hammer!!!

  74. Sherry@Ties2ThePast says:

    I’m a follower & just joined your email group!

  75. Sherry@Ties2ThePast says:

    I’d like the Sharpies!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. I am now following you on all of your social media outlets. hehe. Twitter, FB, Google+, and even pinterest.

  77. I subscribed!

  78. I love all of the giveaways, but would love the rit dye, and the illy coffee!

  79. I subscribed via email juuuuuust in case Google Reader somehow fails me. :)

  80. And FB…don’t forget FB!

  81. I dig the gloves…and the Sharpies. I’m a sucker for color. :)

  82. Love you on FB

  83. signed up for emails

  84. I actually spent half my morning yesterday devouring and pinning a bunch of your posts!

  85. I subscribe to your mailing list :)

  86. I’m super stoked about the Groove Lock Pliers and the stencils. Also, I would never turn down an awesome box of Sharpies :D

  87. Love your tutorials and your crafty projects! Fortunately, I didn’t get bumped from your mailing list. Congrats on reaching so many people ~ you are empowering many, many women who need support!!!

  88. I’m following you on FB and on Google +…

  89. I love the sharpies and the PB knockoff organizer!

  90. I subscribed via e-mail…stupid google! Thanks for the tutorial – it made me laugh out loud!

  91. I may or may not be one of those lucky or unlucky ones. I followed your steps above and get “error” messages and no email. Either way, I am one of those 5,000 dedicated followers and avid readers.

    …and what a fabtabulous giveaway! Those markers….are to die for! :)

  92. Have “liked” facebook as well!

  93. …a seperate comment to tell you I love the markers…ok!!!! yeah!

  94. I like the gloves, sharpies, & the organization helper.

  95. Katrina Garcia says:

    I subscribed via email!

  96. I like you on Facebook

  97. Katrina Garcia says:

    I like Pretty Handy Girl on FB!

  98. Katrina Garcia says:

    I am most excited about the sharpie markers..i’m a major sharpie freak!

  99. Signed up for newsletter. :)

  100. Already follow on Twitter/FB. :)

  101. Prize that makes me swoon: big box of Sharpies. ZOMG.

    Congrats on the 150K–so well-deserved. Here’s to doubling that this year! :)

  102. dorothy H. says:

    Subscribed to newsletter.

  103. dorothy H. says:

    Get you on FB.

  104. dorothy H. says:

    FB’d about you.

  105. dorothy H. says:

    Would love gloves, safety glasses, rit dye or Sharpies.

  106. Christine L. says:

    I just subscribed to your e-mails!

  107. Christine L. says:

    I am a follower on facebook!

  108. Christine L. says:

    Facebooked about you!

  109. Christine L. says:

    I would love to have any of these wonderful prizes! (especially the mirror frame!)

  110. I subscribe to your emails :)

  111. and follow on FB and Twitter :)

  112. posted about your giveaway on my FB fan page.

    Congrats on your well deserved success!

  113. I love Sharpees!!

  114. I started following you on Google Plus

  115. I am super excited about the Mirror Mate! Would love to fix my boring builder bathroom mirror up with one!

  116. I’d love the cutting edge stencil! I’ve been wanting one for a while. Although all the prizes sound great! I just love sharpies too!

    thanks for the giveaway! Congrats on the readers!

  117. I just subscribed my email. I so prefer the blog feeder and check it every day.

  118. I’m subscribed!

  119. Nikolette Bennett says:

    I would just love the Mirror Mate. My mirror is just to ugly around the edges. But as a future teacher (graduation May 4) I know I could use those Sharpies!

  120. I follow on FB!

  121. This is a fantastic giveaway and I most excited about ALL of it!!

  122. I follow you on reader :) Congrats on your big readership numbers. YOu’re great!

  123. I’d really love to win the mirror mate frame. I had to install a contractor’s mirror (due to space) and I knew that I would do the mirror mate to make it just a little better thanks to your posts.

  124. Stephanie says:

    Most excited about that MirrorMate gift certificate! I’ve been needing to order a couple, but I keep putting it off.

  125. Stephanie says:

    I follow you on facebook!

  126. Stephanie says:

    I subscribe via email and google reader

  127. I have subscribed! :)

  128. I pin, evernote, and facebook share you like a mad woman. Thanks so much for helping me really get into DIY!!!

    The rit, chalkboard organizer, or sharpies would be amazing! (Although I’d be psyched about any of them.)

  129. Following on Facebook!

  130. Finally I am so excited about all of your giveaways! I think my favorites are the sharpies and Rit dye! Endless possibilities for creativity! Thanks for being so generous with your knowledge and gifts!

  131. HI!! Love your stuff…I get your emails and follow you on facebook! Love all the items, but my favorite is the mirrormate frames!! Love the inspirations you send me every day!

  132. Already a subscriber!

  133. I am an email subscriber!

  134. Have subscribed for a long time and follow you on facebook and of course….Pinterest!

  135. I am most excited about Mirror mate frame gift certifcate! We are going to redo our master bathroom this spring!!

  136. Oops, I put this on another post:
    Hi! I subscribe and I would lu-hu-huve the cutting edge stencil giveaway. I already have the one I want picked out and just have been waiting for room in the budget to order it.
    Thank you for all your great ideas and tutorials!

  137. I also like you on FB.

  138. I’m subscribed and love it!

  139. I follow you on facebook!

  140. I subscribe and I follow you on FB. Hmmm…let’s see… I love the stencil GC since I have a project in mind for this, Sharpies are always handy, and the Mirror Mate GC would do nicely in a bathroom we are completely remodeling.

  141. I pinned your giveaway!

  142. I would LOVE the gift certificate to Cutting Edge Stencils!

  143. karen palen says:

    Hi! I am a lucky one who already gets your emails. I would love to update my mirror with the Mirror Mate Frame, but any of those things would be an inspiration to get going on a project-in-waiting!!

  144. karen palen says:

    Hi, I follow you on FB!

  145. karen palen says:

    I pinned you! Thanks for all the hard work you are doing to make us all into handy girls!!

  146. i subscribe to your posts

  147. i follow you on facebook

  148. i am most excited about the mirror mate giveaway!

  149. I subscribed by email.

  150. I want a Mirror Mate frame.

  151. Dana Levine says:

    I already follow you via email! Awesome!

  152. Mary Stewart says:

    I already subscribe because YOUR REALLY ROCK!

  153. I also shared via FB
    Thank you

  154. Dana Levine says:

    I am following you on FB!!

  155. Dana Levine says:

    I would love to win any of the prizes! They are all wonderful! Top five would be stencils, rit dyes, sliding chalkboard organizer, sharpies and the work gloves!!!

  156. Mary Stewart says:

    I would really love to have a HUGH box of sharpies!
    You can write on just about any thing with those babies!

  157. I was already a subscriber on my personal email, now also on my blog email address. Love you that much! :)

  158. I already follow you on fb.

  159. I love all your great prizes, but my faves would be the work gloves (purple!), safety glasses, pliers, and cutting edge stencils. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on helping so many ladies become Handy Girls!

  160. I am subscribed. :)

  161. I follow you on Facebook and Google+ :)

  162. I’m an email subscriber to PHG!

  163. I follow you on Facebook :)

  164. Shared your greatness on FB.

  165. I would love to play around with more stencils!
    Congratulations on your success!

  166. Do I have to pick one or two of these prizes to get excited about?! (because that would be hard…) My cheapo safety glasses are not comfortable after a day in the garage, so loving those. Also need my own locking pliers to get the router bits changed. But all the prizes are great!

  167. I just love you! You are speaking my language when you describe your interest in providing information for DIYer’s. Though money is pretty cool, you’re not driven by it in your blog. Thank you for being so real and offering such amazing tutorials! And, congrats on hitting such a high level of subscribers.

  168. Um, yes I’m a subscriber! I love your stuff!! :)

  169. Oh and I follow you on FB and Twitter!

  170. Amber Magee says:

    LOVE you, and your handy website! I subscribed and now jump for joy when i get the ” bling” notice that you’ve posted something new!
    Love all the prizes you’re giving away -specially that stencil gift certificate and the 3M glasses!
    Thank you for such great tutorials! <3 A.M

  171. Oops…just a follow up. Now that I’m reading the other comments, I see that I’m not the only one interested in the stencils. But as Kristen at Pink Toes asks, “Do we only have to pick one?” I certainly lean to the stencils, but don’t want the Mirror Mate Frame to feel left out!

  172. Amber Magee says:

    :) I creep you on facebook too ! :)

  173. I would LOOOOOVE to have that wall/ceiling stencil. :)

  174. I already subscribed to the email list!

  175. I liked you on Facebook

  176. Amber Magee says:

    I just shared your blog on facebook too! And, even though you are sooo modest, you won’t admit it.. lol, I think you’d be great on T.V.!

  177. I tweeted about your giveaway!

  178. i love the sharpie prize!!!
    also the womans working gloves and the coffee!!!

  179. I would love all that RIT dye!

  180. Hello! I follow you on Twitter. :)

  181. I also “like” you on Facebook. :)

  182. And I subscribed to your emailed updates.

  183. I follow you on Google reader. Hopefully that’s not the same as google connect!
    Love your blog and thanks for the great giveaways!

  184. I subscribe to your emails already! I’m ahead of the game.

  185. I can’t decide which prize excites me more – the RIT dyes or the Sharpie markers.

  186. Louise in NE OK says:

    I just subscribed. Check on your blog every day and have ‘Pinned’ a few of your projects. I will try to overcome my fear of power tools!

  187. Thank you for what you do! I subscribe on Facebook.

  188. Oops… I mean I follow you on Facebook. I subscribe to you by email.

  189. I shared this post on Facebook.

  190. I love everything!! Thanks for doing this giveaway! If I had to pick a favorite, I think it would be the stencils, oh no, wait, the work gloves, oh no… maybe the sharpies! Love it all!

  191. Hey! You are so cute with this in-box tutorial! I just (re)signed up…thanks for the fun giveaway!

  192. I am already a subscriber!

  193. I am an email subscriber.

  194. I like you on Facebook.

  195. I am excited about the Pottery Barn Chalkboard but the Sharpies would come in handy too.

  196. I’m subscribed!!
    Can’t wait to get your emails!!
    (I’m also excited about the Sharpies &/or Pottery Barn organizer)

  197. Email subscriber :)

  198. Already a subscriber

  199. Wow….let’s see mmmmmm…. they groove lock pliers wouild be great… but I also want the Sharpies!!

  200. Kristin C. says:

    I subscribe via email!

  201. Kristin C. says:

    I’m following you on facebook!

  202. Kristin C. says:

    I soooooooooooooooo need the paper organizing workshop! My husband will love you!

  203. Google + follower

  204. I love the mirror mate and the coffee. :)

  205. Pick just ONE item??!! That’s an impossibility with all of those goodies! ack! Okay, I’m going to say the Cutting Edge stencil since I really need one of those. (But the Sharpies! The Rit dye! The mirror frame! The pliers! ACK!)
    Great news on your reader numbers! Congrats.

  206. Carol Ann says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  207. Carol Ann says:

    And I’m stoked about all those Sharpies!

  208. Beverly Roberson says:

    I am a follower via email, facebook and twitter : )

  209. I subscribed to your mailing list

  210. I follow you on Twitter

  211. Cheryl B. says:

    I already subscribe via e-mail

  212. Cheryl B. says:

    My favorite giveaway is the mirror frame. We need one of these for our ugly mirror upstairs

  213. I love the chalkboard organizer, but the mirror mate looks awesome, too.

  214. I Like & follow you on Everything! :)

  215. I subscribed to you w/

  216. I am So excited about MOST of the prizes, but the SHARPIES!?! Ohhhhh. I l.o.v.e. them! :)

  217. I follow you…in blogger. Will all my non blogger followers disappear in March? That is scary since I only have a handful at this point. Share what you know…please!

  218. I’m a subscriber!!

  219. I would love the sharpies! Love me some Sharpies!

  220. I follow you on FB

  221. I linked back to this post on FB

  222. I’m lovin’ those Sharpies…and all the rest too!

  223. I follow you via google reader.

  224. Congratulations! I just subscribed. Previously I just had your page bookmarked; and checked out your blogs once a week or so. I’m new at blogging; and still struggling for things to say and even a specific “purpos”…

  225. I would definitely love to try adventures in stenciling… I think your blog is fantastic, it is so helpful and inspiring. Thanks!

  226. Congrats to you, you really deserve to feel proud of your accomplishments. You are so positive and encouraging when you post your tutorials! I admire your goal to help other women to become secure and tackle projects. I hope your dad appreciates and knows how much his wonderful teaching is being payed forward. This is my year to tackle my projects and you have a blog that I will check back to for hand holding and encouragement.

    Oh, I would love to win the stenciling prize, though I can ALWAYS use help getting organized. Thanks and bravo to you.

  227. I’m a lucky subscriber!

  228. I’m a FB follower!!

  229. I posted about the blog on FB!

  230. I practically jumped for joy when I saw the Mirror Mate giveaway – I need a Mirror Mate frame for my kids bathroom so badly!!

  231. All the prizes are great but I have to say my daughter would LOVE the sharpie collection.

  232. Hello! I stumbled upon your blog when I was searching for shoe bench ideas. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your shoe bench! Browsing your website I have been inspired to recreate your bench. I can’t wait to start. I love crafts and creativity but I lack the imagination. I have an old farm house and the possiblities are endless. However Im lacking in my mind some days. I can’t wait til I can finally remodel my home. Oh gonna be so much fun. So I have signed up my email so I can stay connected. I have told my friend who’s very thrifty about your blog and I cant wait for more!! And the drawing…awesome!! But I never win LOL I look forward to more and have already book marked your website so I dont loose it! Thank you!!!

  233. Also all the prizes are wonderful, but it’s a toss up between the sharpies (my granddaughters would love you) and the dye. So much could be done with both. Thanks again for your blog.

  234. I am so excited about all of the prizes! Thank you and congrats! If you twisted my arm, I think it’s the mirror matte I am most stoked for.

  235. I also subscribe!

  236. Melinda KE says:

    I subscribe by email…and I was one of the lucky ones that didn’t get the axe! Yay!

  237. Just found your blog today and signed up. Love the prizes – need the sharpies!

  238. Melinda KE says:

    I’m all over those tortoise safety glasses, but all of the prizes seem great! Thanks for the chance to win, and congrats on having so many readers!

  239. I subscribed to email list! Yahoo!

  240. I follow on fb as Jennifer Hoyt Hendrix Hutchinson!
    Wow- you go girl- these prizes are amazing!

  241. I pinned the giveaway! Insane prizes!

  242. The groove lock tool looks awesome! Seriously any of the prizes is sure to make the day of whomever the winner is! Rockin line up of gifts you got!

  243. Anne Marie says:

    I am an email subscriber/follower.

  244. cheryl in kansas says:

    i am an email follower and have been for a few months….absolutely LOVE your blogs…my fav project is the ladder shelves and the tool tutorials (i am sooo intimitated by power tools) you r one amazing girl!!!! thanks for sharing so much with us!

  245. Anne Marie says:

    I would love the mirror mate prize.

  246. Thanks for the chance to win such great prizes.

  247. I already subscribe (and am happy to say have had no interruption of service).

  248. I’m a FB follower, too.

  249. I posted about your blog on my FB page, but have shared MANY of your posts and projects with friends.

  250. There isn’t a single prize in the bunch that I couldn’t use, but the Mirror Mate Frame gift certificate would be really useful. You’ve got a great group of sponsors. We’re obviously not the only ones who recognize your talent. PS: So glad you didn’t go with the reality show. They’re a bunch of hot air, as far I’m concerned, which you aren’t.

  251. I just started following you on Facebook!

  252. I subscribed to your email list.

  253. 9 days ago, I pinned your Painting Like a Pro series on Pinterest. Great stuff! 1 repin thus far.

  254. I’m stoked about the ladies’ work gloves (assuming they’re big enough for my oversized paws) and even more so about the painter’s tape. My fiance and I are preparing to paint a big chunk of the house we just bought and that tape would definitely come in handy!

  255. Sorry, but on an unrelated note, what font did you use for the “Yes!” exclamation in your post? It’s very pretty and I’d love to buy or download it myself for a project.

  256. Congrats on the big milestone! Love your blog! I’m already a follower, but I’ve subscribed now by email!

  257. All those goodies are drool-worthy, but I really dig those safety glasses!! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  258. So happy about your blog growth. Couldn’t happen to a nicer person. Thanks for the giveaway. I’m already a subscriber.

  259. I follow you via email.

  260. All great prizes but I really like the work gloves.

  261. I subscribed to your website.

  262. I follow you on Facebook.

  263. I pinned you.

  264. Congratulations! I have been enjoying your blog for a while know.

    As for your prizes I would be excited to win anything but I really like the pliers or the MirrorMate. I am redoing my bathroom and a frame for the mirror would be fabulous. If not I suppose I’ll just have to make myself something.

    Congratulations again. That is very exciting about all your followers.

  265. I follow you on Facebook, like this post, and receive your emails, lol! The stencil and mirror mate gift certificates are cool!!

  266. I follow you on fb and twitter!

    ohhh, so happy for you. I’ve recently experienced an explosion of sorts and it’s weird how it happens so suddenly!

  267. what prize(s) ??? oohhh so many!
    the tools, the tape, the dye, stencil, sharpie!!! everything but the organization… cause that’s a hopeless cause! hahaha


  268. Just subscribed by e-mail. Love your blog!

  269. Andrea Czarnecki says:

    I came across your blogtonight and I subscribe! Hubby and I are painting like professionals tomorrow! ( ;

  270. Andrea Czarnecki says:

    Congrats on the success of your blog! Helpful tips and handy resources!

  271. Andrea Czarnecki says:

    I’m going to follow you on facebook!

  272. Andrea Czarnecki says:

    Keep empowering women to do-it-themselves!

  273. Subscribed to your mailing list!

  274. Followed you on G+ too!

  275. Really excited for the Sharpie kit. =)

  276. Kudos to you and the upgrades
    ! I’m all subscribed!!

  277. I’m a FB liker too!!!

  278. Excited for you and the changes you’ve made. Your giveaway is really generous!

  279. And you’ve been pinned :-) Love the vintage light shade tutorial.

  280. Such great prizes! My faves all start with “S.” ♥ Sharpies ♥, Shades, and Stencils.

  281. The simplify workshop would be great!

  282. I just found your blog and now subscribe via email!

  283. I tweeted about this too! (would LOVE the sharpies!)

  284. I LOVE your blog! You inspire me to do, try and buy things that I otherwise wouldn’t do, try or buy. Thanks for the creative ideas and the great tutorials.

  285. I would enjoy receiving any of the gifts, but the painters tape, wrench or mirror framing kit would be especially appreciated.

  286. I subscribed via email.

  287. I liked you on Facebook.

  288. All the prized look awesome, but I’m most excited about the Cutting Edge gift certificate!

  289. I already subscribe to your mailing list — love your tutorials and creative ideas!

  290. Just subscribed. I would love the stencil nor markers or gloves

  291. Would love the gasses. Love your ite

  292. I subscribed via email.

  293. I’ve been liking you on FaceBook for awhile now :)

  294. Wow for the prize I’m excited about?? Does ALL count? I would really love the stencil gc though! My dh and I are renovating a 200 year old farm house and I have the need for stencils for the artistic touches I’m adding. That sure would come in handy!

  295. I like you on Fb

  296. I could make so many cool things with that collection of Rit Dye. Thanks for all of the giveaways. Any of them would be great to win.

  297. Subscribed to you!

  298. Following you on FB and Google+

  299. Posted about your site on FB too!

  300. I am dying for the gift certificate for Cutting Edge!

  301. I’m really excited about the sharpies (ooohhh…Sharpies), the Stencil (I so have a few projects that need to get done already) and the Dyes.


  302. I already follow you on Twitter (I’m B3HDtheBlog)


  303. I follow you on Twitter and FB! I love your blog. Thanks for all the tips and how-to’s.

  304. I’d love some new safety glasses. Sure beats sharing a pair with the hubs!

  305. I would be most excited about the Sharpies! Actually…my daughter would, but I would love to make her day!

  306. Subscribed to you via email.

  307. Already following you on FB and twitter

  308. I pinned all of your tool tutorials so I can find them easily in one place. Two thumbs up for the tutorials. Thank you.

  309. I am excited about the RIT dye and the sharpies. Winning either of them would make my day.. no my month.

    I followed your tutorial and made painted insulated cups as christmas gifts for my bible study group. For some I used stencils I made on cricut. The others, I drew freehand. Everyone loved them. Thanks for inspiring.

  310. I am so excited about the newest giveaway! I threw your name all over facebook, you’ll be famous! I love all the products!

  311. I am already on your mailing list. :)

  312. I Liked your page on Facebook.

  313. I love all of the gifts, but with a project I have coming up, I would LOVE to win the sharpie markers!

  314. I’ve subscribed! Wouldn’t want to miss what you are getting up to :)

  315. I just liked you on facebook. Really though, I’ve always liked you :0]

  316. Ummm if I have to pick just one, I’d say the stencil, but I would love the gloves, the tape, the pliers…anything that I can use to get into trouble…er, I mean a project!

  317. I subscribed to your blog RIGHT before I saw this post. I’m so excited to see what’s coming next!

  318. Margaret F says:

    I just confirmed my email subscription.

  319. Margaret F says:

    I follow you on Facebook.

  320. Margaret F says:

    I’m trying to pick the prize that I’m most excited about and it’s hard. I’m leaning towards loving the Mirrow Mate Frame the most.

  321. I just subscribed to your email list. Thanks!

  322. I liked on FB.

  323. I would love to win the Mirror Mate. I’ve got a really ugly bathroom mirror.

  324. I’m subscribed!! Love your blog!

  325. I would love to win the RIT dye!!! I already have a project in mind and could do so much more!!

  326. 1) Done!
    2) Check!
    3) Double check!
    4) The sharpies and the insulated mug. (Coffee addict<–)

    Thank you so much for your blog! I just moved to another state completely by myself and have found some very fun things and ideas from your blog. It's amazing. :-)

  327. I need a new mirror to complete my bathroom redo, so I would love that!
    Congrats on your awesome blog success….you are inspiring!

  328. Well, I’m subscribed. I found you through Houzz and I’m super excited!

  329. And now I’m following you on G+. Whee!

  330. I just subscribed a short while ago.

  331. I am most excited to win the mirror frame.

  332. I follow you facebook. I love all your tutorials!

  333. I haved pinned almost everything I could from your site on pintrest. I’m addicted. :)

  334. I would love either the chalkboard organizer, the RIT dyes or the sharpies.

  335. I already subscribe by email and love your blog. Congratulations on reaching such a great milestone. It’s obvious you are passionate about what you do and that it gives you a great deal of satisfaction to help inspire all us followers. Keep up with the good work!

  336. I would love to win the Rit dye. I imagine it would be very easy to mix custom colours with liquid dye.

  337. I now also follow you on Facebook!

  338. I follow you on facebook.

  339. I receive updates on igoogle RSS. Does that count?…

  340. I would love to win any one of the prizes but my favorite is the sharpies.

  341. Pinned! :D

  342. Or man, those stencils or mirror frame certificate would come in so handy in the renovations I am helping my mother with. And I could come up with so many uses for those RIT dyes and pliers. Congrats on the 150K — I cannot even imagine that many people at once. :)

  343. I’m a subscriber!!

  344. I think I have Sharpie excitement the most! If that makes me a dork, I don’t care!!

  345. Cherie Harris says:

    I would love to win this awesome giveaway!!! Thanks for the opportunity. I subscribe through email. :-)

  346. Cherie Harris says:

    I now subscribe to you through Facebook!!

  347. Cherie Harris says:

    The Mirror Mate Frame and the Cutting Edge Stencil are my favorite things. But all of the prizes look like so much fun!!

  348. I already subscribe to your blog via email :)


  349. I love everything in your giveaway, but my fave is the Mirror Mate. I would love to update my bathroom :)

    sally.puckett@yahoodot com

  350. I already follow you on Facebook :)


  351. Laura Morgan says:

    I subscribed to your blog!

  352. Laura Morgan says:

    I’m following you on Facebook too!

  353. Laura Morgan says:

    I pinned your blog and shared the love with all my fellow Raleigh girls!

  354. Laura Morgan says:

    Can I have 2 favorites?? The grown up me loves the Mirror Mate Frame. The kid in me is just giddy about the thought of all of those SHARPIES!

  355. The frame for the mirror is awesome! I would love to add this to my bathroom!

  356. heather burdett says:

    I subscribed to email. :)

  357. heather burdett says:

    I follow you on facebook and twitter ^^

  358. heather burdett says:
  359. heather burdett says:

    All of them are really awesome! I think the mirror frame got me the most excited. :P I just inherited a mostly round mirror dated August 1949 on it and I am hoping to see what I might be able to frame it with. If that does not work, the frame for the horrible 1983 crappy mirror in the bathroom would be WONDERFUL!

  360. holy moly this is a HUGE give-away!!!!!! I now subscribe through e-mail :) SO bummed about this GFC business :( :(

  361. I basically stalk you & follow you on FB, twitter AND Google+ :)

  362. tweeted about it :) @christinasadven

  363. those gloves are pretty cute…and I am obsessed with Sharpies & use them whenever I can!!!

  364. Kelli Other says:

    I follow you on Facebook. :D

  365. Kelli Other says:

    Also..SHARPIES!! You can never have too many.

  366. Melissa Madigan says:

    OMG, can’t wait for the giveaway! My husband and I plan on purchasing our first house together this year, woo hoo! That means lots of DIY opportunities. I’d be happy for any of the prizes, but if I had to choose, love the RIT dyes. I’d also be happy w/ work gloves (still using my husbands,ha), painters tape, whatever would help a gal out! LOVE PHG blog:)

  367. I subscribed to your mailing list.

  368. I am excited about the mirror mate…and the sharpies! I love sharpies!

  369. Subscribed :)

  370. ‘liked’ on Facebook!

  371. Love all the prizes, especially the RIT Liquid Dyes and work gloves!

  372. LeAnn Petersen says:

    LOVE your blog! Following you on Facebook and would love the Cutting Edge Stencil gift certificate.

  373. Subscribed! :)

  374. Following in facebook!

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