Spring Giveaway!

March 20, 2012 by Lauren

And it’s also time for another giveaway for all you blog readers! We’re averaging more than 2000 unique visitors a day, which is AMAZING! We gotta reward you guys for checking us out… so you could win this cute cute pair of earrings that we sell at The Burlap Bag here in Austin.

They are:
Vintage Japanese glass pieces
on surgical steel earring wires!
Plus, they come on these super cute lil wood bark pieces (love those?? remember we did a tutorial on how to make them! here)

Want these amazing earrings mailed right to your house? We have 5 different ways you can enter this giveaway. Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry… so if you do all 5, you should leave us 5 comments here! If you leave them all in one comment we will NOT count them as multiple… it gets too crazy with +100 comments! :)

-Option 1: Sign up for our newsletter in the right hand column. Leave us a comment on this post saying you signed up.

-Option 2: Leave us a comment on this post telling us which of our DIY Projects is your favorite!

-Option 3: Leave a comment on one of our other posts! Then leave a comment here that you commented. Yes, I know, it’s silly.

-Option 4: Post a Pin to Pinterest about the contest, and then Post a Pleasing comment HERE that you Posted a Pin to Pinterest. (yes, I did all those P’s on Purpose.)

-Option 5: “Like” us on facebook!

The giveaway officially ends April 3rd, 2012  at 2:00pm central time.

And the giveaway is over!! Congrats to Sadira of The Restless One


  1. Kat Fan says:

    I love you guys! Totally ‘liked’ you on Facebook. Let me know if you want to get +1’ed on Google too…

  2. Kristina Waters says:

    well, I liked you on facebook, and my favorite post is “shredding chicken in a blender”-I’ve been a professional cook for 10 years, and I’d never heard of that…it made me happy.

  3. Jennifer Pugh says:

    Just pinned you under “Great Giveaways”.

  4. Jennifer Pugh says:

    I “liked” you on Facebook.

  5. Jennifer Pugh says:

    I already “follow” you!

  6. Jennifer Pugh says:

    I use the Handmade liquid soap; however, I have changed it a little bit. My daughter had a science experiment where they put an Ivory soap bar in the microwave. So I learned it crumbles in your hands. Since then I break down the soap that way!!!

  7. Jennifer Pugh says:

    I posted a comment on your DIY spice shaker blog. I love this idea and have used it for gift tea and spice mixtures.

  8. Jamie-Lee says:

    I “liked” you!

  9. Jamie-Lee says:

    Fave project so far? It may be silly but I love the green onion mini project!

  10. Jamie-Lee says:

    Just signed up for email newsletter!

  11. Jamie-Lee says:

    Commented on the mason jar blender post- such a great idea! =]

  12. Sunee says:

    I like the green onions DIY one :).

  13. Sara says:

    I have two favorite DIY posts…green onions and laundry detergent!

  14. Sara says:

    Just liked you on Facebook!

  15. Sara says:

    Aaaaaand subscribed to your newsletter! :)

  16. Sana says:

    I already have you ‘liked’ on facebook :) As a college student, the homemade laundry detergent is definitely my favourite. I’ll be trying to make the vegetable broth this weekend after a trip to the local farmer’s market. Thanks for all the amazing ideas!

  17. Jen says:

    I love the matchstick jar with the strike lid!

  18. Jen says:

    Liked on fb!

  19. Stacci says:

    These earrings are completely adorable…….I especially like the platform!!

  20. Kimberly says:

    I totally signed up for the newsletter!

  21. Meredith says:

    I signed up for the newsletter! :)

  22. Norman says:

    New visitor. Signed up for your newsletter!

  23. Norman says:

    -Commented on the hard boiled egg post! Great tip!! Thanks :)

  24. Norman says:

    “Liked” on Facebook!

  25. Norman says:

    -Sent my cousin to your store!

  26. Norman says:

    -I hope you don’t mark me as spam…

    -“Grow Green Onions in Water” — favorite DIY project! I love these and always feel bad when I have to go to the store to buy them….thanks!

  27. Erin says:

    Love your post on how to make the branch curtain rods… my son’s nursery is tree themed, so I will be making a branch rod this weekend! Thanks!

  28. Nikki says:

    I signed up for your newsletter! Looking forward to receiving it!

  29. Rachael says:

    LIKED! Pined! Signed up for newsletter! Love Tic Tac container for bobby pins:)

  30. Elizabeth says:

    I subscribed to your newsletter!

  31. Retha says:

    Your DIY Chalkboard Spice Shaker is Awesome!!!!!!!! I’m definitely going to go do that!!

  32. Susan says:

    I signed up,. I really enjoy all your neat ideas. Very helpful!

  33. Kathy says:

    Signed up for your email subscription. :)

  34. Kathy says:

    My favorite DIY project was the BAKED “Hard Boiled” Eggs. :)

  35. Kathy says:

    I commented on the DIY air freshener. Such a great idea!

  36. Kathy says:

    I pinned the contest to my board of Favorite Websites with the title of Contest on The Burlap Bag

  37. Kathy says:

    I “liked” you on Facebook. :)

  38. Rose says:

    I love you idea’s on diy!! and I liked you on facebook too! :)

  39. Pam says:

    “Liked” signed up for your newsletter and love all of your ideas!!!

  40. Katie says:

    I PINNED you! (:

  41. Katie says:

    Signed up for you email subscriptions!

  42. Katie says:

    My favorite DIY was the hard-boiled eggs!

  43. kristin t says:

    I signed up for your newsletter/email subscription thing-a-majig! :-)

  44. kristin t says:

    My fave DIY post is the hard-boiled eggs. For real! I’m with you on that whole “boil the egg for 96 seconds” crap! haha! Thanks!

  45. Teresa Miller says:

    I subscibed & I like the shaker from a jar Idea very cool.

  46. Leanne says:

    My favorite was the hardbaked eggs! Can’t wait for easter!


    I love your matchbox in a mason jar DIY project it is my favorite


    Pinned away about my favorite DIY project and told my fellow Pinner’s to check you out


    checked out your post on the baking eggs…fantastic Idea


    I even added a tweet about the giveaway…..

  51. Lexi says:

    I liked you on facebook!!!

  52. just found site and signed up for newsletter. Thank you, already found great ideas.

  53. Denise Riebold says:

    I found two of your things on Pinterest that I liked (eggs and air freshener). Def trying these. Like so much I added you on my rss.

  54. jamee says:

    pinned on pinterest….here is my post of a pleasing comment….love the blog and love the ideas….im about to grow my own green onions thanks to y’all!!!

  55. Colleen says:

    I SIGNED UP! Found you through pinterest and was looking for that air freshener tutorial! Can’t wait to search the site over and over for new ideas! Awesome!

  56. Sadira says:

    Love your blog post on how to bake hard boiled eggs in the oven! Great time saver! :D

  57. Sadira says:

    I also commented on one of your other blog posts. :)

  58. Michelle M. says:

    I just subscribed to your newsletter. Found your blog via Pinterest. Loving what I see

  59. Meagan says:

    Found you on Pinterest and I’m making the oven eggs right now! Excited to see what else I can dig into on your site. Thanks!!

  60. Cathy says:

    Just signed up for your email. Just made the oven baked hard cooked eggs and they turned out great. Still exploring . . . .

  61. Amanda says:

    I liked you on Facebook!

  62. Kris says:

    Subscribed to your newsletter and on my way to “like” you on facebook:)

  63. Meredith N. says:

    I love the DIY room freshener, definitely making one this week!

  64. Meredith N. says:

    I just signed up for your newsletter and confirmed it. Can’t wait to get the next one :)

  65. Melissa says:

    Ok so… I signed up for your newsletter, commented on the oven hard boiled eggs (what a terriffic idea), my fav. DIY so far though has to be the homemade laundry soap (genius!), Pinned a pin to Pinterest about the contest :),and liked you on facebook.

  66. Andrea says:

    I “liked” you on Facebook!

  67. Andrea says:

    I commented on the DIY Air Freshener blog!

  68. Andrea says:

    I love, love, love the DIY laundry detergent. It’s my favorite!

  69. Andrea says:

    Just pinned this page on Pinterest and invited people to come check out the contest!

  70. Andrea says:

    I am signing up for the newsletter as…we…speak. Ok, more like as I type…

  71. Chiara says:

    I signed-up the newsletter!
    nefene at hotmail dot it

    the earrings are beautiful, thanks for the giveaway

  72. Chiara says:

    I liked your fb page :)

  73. Chiara says:

    I commented the pomegranate’s post!

  74. Chiara says:

    I visited all your DIY project, they are really great!
    I love the “Grow Green Onions in Water”

  75. Rebecca says:

    I liked you on Facebook. Such cute ideas.

  76. Rebecca says:

    I commented on the DIY ‘Shave Off Pills’. Never thought of that. Thanks for the idea. And I am new from Pinterest, but I’ll definitely be back!

  77. not only did I like you on FB and sign up for your newsletter but i repinned and commented best blog i have seen in a long time and i just had a few friends ask me to forward your blog. I showed your video on the pomegranates and here in California is a big deal as people go into apathy trying to get seeds out. LOL. Your blog is way cool!

  78. sally healy says:

    I signed up for the newsletter.

  79. sally healy says:

    I will try the egg baking idea. I hope it works for me!

  80. Mary Weems says:

    I signed up for the newsletter! My favorite is the mason jar single serve smoothie! Does this count for two?…Lol!

  81. Mary Weems says:

    My favorite is the mason jar single serve smoothie!

  82. Brianna says:

    My favorite DIY project is a tie between the Air Freshener and Egg Baking! Now I have a happy tummy and my room smells great. :)

  83. Kate says:

    I pinned you (possibly twice due to the slowness of the iPhone app)’

  84. Bethany says:

    I’m obsessed with your blog! I pinned the contest because I have the perfect outfit for those earrings!

  85. AD Lister says:

    Love the dishwasher idea can’t wait for my rinse agent to run out so I can try the vinegar s well.

  86. AD Lister says:

    For contest commented on another post (Dishwasher)

  87. AD Lister says:

    For contest “Liked” your site on Facebook

  88. “Liked” on FB under Casey Weber McCarty

  89. Stephanie says:

    I subscribed to the newsletter, and I love the hard boiled eggs in the over DIY!

  90. Nicole Binch says:

    I repined about the beautiful giveaway !

  91. Nicole Binch says:

    I commented on your post about the eggs in the oven! I mean really wow just did it for my eggs and amazing!

  92. Nicole Binch says:

    I liked you on fb! But reall ” love” is more like it

  93. Nicole Binch says:

    I subscribed to the news letter! I’m so excited

  94. Nicole Binch says:

    My fav post is the boiled eggs in the oven!

  95. Joanne says:

    Baked eggs for my preschool class and they turned out perfectly. I will never boil an egg again! Thanks :0)

  96. Cat says:

    I get your email newsletter! Give me some free earrings! : )

  97. Karen D. says:

    I signed up for your newsletter!

  98. Karen D. says:

    I love your blog, which one to choose as my fav. I’m thinking growing celery…

  99. Karen D. says:

    I liked you on FB.

  100. Karen D. says:

    I left a post on planting celery bases. I am doing it today, can’t wait to see what will happen.

  101. Kathy Bellamy says:

    Just found you today through Pinterest and signed up for your newsletter.

  102. Kathy Bellamy says:

    Saw your “grow celery from a base” earlier and I’m trying it. Got to be my current favorite DIY from your blog.

  103. Diane Purrington says:

    Love so many of your blogs…(I know you are saying, “of course you do”)…so I would say maybe the shredded chicken in the mixer…I hate shredding chicken and that was a life saver…yes I said it- YOU saved my life…saving the world one blog at a time…♥♥♥

  104. Diane Purrington says:

    Posted on Pinterest♥♥♥

  105. Diane Purrington says:

    liked you on facebook

  106. Diane Purrington says:

    signed up to your news letter… ok now I need to go get some eggs baked…♥♥

  107. Kathy Elliott says:

    I signed up for your newsletter and plan to share this awesome sight with all of my friends and family. I just happened to find you and I’m so glad i did!

  108. Emily B says:

    I signed up for your email newsletter!

  109. Emily B says:

    I liked your Facebook page as Emily Blewett.
    Thank you!

  110. Kendra says:

    Just signed up for your newsletter!!! :)

  111. jenny says:

    I love everything about your site

  112. jenny says:

    I can’t believe how easy it was to de seed a pomegranate

  113. jenny says:

    I am going to try the liquid soap tomorrow

  114. jenny says:

    I think you are on to something big. You need to get your ideas out there for people not on pinterest.

  115. Barbara says:

    Liked and love ur site

  116. Barbara says:

    pinned 2 items

  117. Lisa Davis says:

    Just signed up for the newsletter; looking forward to it

  118. Lisa Davis says:

    Baking your way to hard boiled eggs post might change my life!

  119. Lisa Davis says:

    And one more, I liked your facebook page.
    Thanks for the contest!

  120. Kimi Newcomb says:

    I signed up for your newsletter and I liked you on Facebook!!

  121. Jane C. Martinez says:

    Already signed up for the newsletter. Thanks!

  122. Celina says:

    Signed up….Thanks! :o)

  123. Lizzi Bradley says:

    My favorite DIY project was how to How to De Seed a Pomegranate. Very helpful!!

  124. cassie says:

    Liked you on facebook!

  125. cassie says:

    Subscribed to newsletter

  126. cassie says:

    My fab dig was the chalk label spice jars

  127. cassie says:

    Darn Pacific time

  128. neil says:

    am i too late? i’m your biggest fan!! does that get me in ex post facto?

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