Winners + Wecome Fall!

By Kate Riley September 6, 2011

G’day all, hope you had a relaxing weekend!  We just got back from a four day getaway to Las Vegas where we hung out with the folks, explored some of the desert, and spent a lot of down time in the pool, bliss!  We had such a blast but I am exhausted and already soooo behind.  Funny how you need a vacation from your vacation, ya know? 

Announcing the five winners of the Purdy Paintbrush giveaway: #97 Angela Roberts; #313 Angie Quinton; #526 Valerie Vines; #1,187 Allison Vega, and #1,404  Clarette Rose.  Congratulations, I’ll send you all a personal email later today to confirm!

Finally a quick shout out to the top referring blogs for August, thanks so much to these inspirational sites:

Thrifty Decor Chick

Apartment Therapy

The Lettered Cottage

Better After

320 Sycamore

Miss Mustard Seed 

One Pretty Thing 

The Art of Doing Stuff

The Inspired Room

My Sweet Savannah

Bower Power

Ana White

Southern Hospitality

Hooked on Houses

Emily Clark 

I’m finally in the mood for fall, aren’t you?  Labor Day weekend always does that to me.  Time to put away all the summer decor and spruce up the house with autumn goodness.  I’m looking forward to sharing it all with you too.

I’m taking the rest of the day to get caught up – if you’ve emailed me lately and heard nothing but crickets, my apologies, I’ll do my best to get back to you today!




  1. I seriously thought Fall would never get here. Its been one heck of a Summer here! Don’t worry, I busted out my Fall decor this past weekend. In doing so, 80 degree temps made their way into our area! YAY!!!!!!

  2. Just working on my fall entryway as we speak! First day for back-to-school here and I’m in the fall mood. Good luck with your projects!

  3. I hope you had a great mini-vacation. Isn’t it still too bloody hot there now? I was there in August one year. Yikes! I still went walking around at night. Best place for gawking at people and buildings. I’m looking forward to fall too. :)

  4. Isn’t that so true about needing a vacation after a vacation! I always feel that way but it is refreshing to get away for a little break. Congratulations to all of the winners!

  5. Your getaway sounds great–I could go for one right about now myself! It took me weeks to catch up from the last one I took, though. I know how that is. The email can really pile up fast.

    Thanks for the shout-out. You were one of my top referrers for August, too. I truly appreciate blog friends like you! :)

  6. Yeah!! I won! I won! hehe, giddy over these great paint brushes, it’s the little things! thanks for the opportunity Kate! I know everyone says it, but I seldom win anything, so I’m overly excited and awaiting your confirmation email. :) let me know if you want pics of whatever I paint with these brushes (I can be quite the little artist, if I do say so myself, and I do, hehe!)

    happy dance!!!

  7. I’m a fan from the Southern Hemisphere, Australia to be exact and I love reading your blog but always have to bookmark your ideas as we are on opposite seasons. We are just starting a lovely spring here and i’m looking forward to trying some Lavender Lemonade soon

  8. I am looking forward to your fall decorations! I am finally settled in for a Holiday at my house and I am excited to decorate!

  9. Hey Kate, I’m so excited to have won! I almost fell off my chair when I saw my name :) I never received an e-mail though… checked my spam folder as well. Am I too late to claim my prize?

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