November 21, 2014

New Year, New Beginning Giveaway

****This giveaway is now closed-comments are closed*****I want to have a little giveaway to ring in the New Year that’s right around the corner (can you believe it)! Just a little something to celebrate a new year and fresh start which I think we’re all looking forward to.


A Cultivated Nest Giveway

I’ve picked  out a few very special things for you and your home.
Framed Keep Calm Print

You will receive this Keep Calm and Do More With Less print (frame not included). That’s sort of my philosophy! It was designed by my daughter and will be available in her etsy shop in a week or so (I’ll be posting about her shop when it’s open for business). - Red Gingham Farm Fresh Hotpad

I also have included this cute hotpad for your kitchen. That’s farmhouse style! From Etsy seller Sweet Magnolias Farm (they have lots of cute farmhouse style things).

French Fleurs tea towel

Also this pretty French tea towel.

gratitude journal

You will also receive this gratitude journal. I’m going to be keeping one in the coming year too! Research has revealed that there are numerous benefits to keeping a gratitude journal. People find they become more positive and have a happier outlook on life. Whether or not you believe that, it’s never a bad idea to be aware of the blessings, big or small, in life! This journal has a page of writing prompts to help you along as well as blank pages where you can just free style it :) giveway 2013


To enter:  Leave a comment with your name and email address where I can contact you should you win.(Open to US residents only)


Optional entry: Pin any of the images in this post and be sure to leave another comment saying that you did so for a second entry.

Terms & Conditions: This giveaway is sponsored by A Cultivated Nest. This giveaway will end Friday, December 28 2012 at midnight. Winner will be chosen by I will email the winner and also announce the winner on the blog Saturday. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with shipping info. If I do not hear from the winner within that time frame  another will be chosen.This giveaway is open only to US Residents (sorry).

Thanks for entering this giveaway is now closed.

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  1. Yes, dificult to beleive another year’s gone by. The longer you live, the faster they seem to fly past.

  2. Love your cute giveaways. The hotpad is adorable. Time does fly!

  3. My mantra for the new year is simplify so this would be perfect for me!

  4. I can’t believe 2012 is just about over. I am looking forward to positive 2013. I am loving the hot pad.

  5. Pinned It !!!!

  6. Cute stuff. I love the tea towel.

  7. Thank you for the sweet giveaway. We have decided this new year will be one of simplicity.

  8. What a great giveaway:) Thanks for the opportunity! Enjoy you chilly evening dear friend, BIG HUGS!

  9. Such cute stuff! Good for your daughter, I can’t wait to see her shop:>) You know my email:>)

  10. I pinned that darling hot pad!

  11. Lovely choices, thanx for the giveaway!

  12. I’d love to be entered into your giveaway drawing. I love the “Keep Calm and Do More With Less” picture!

  13. I pinned the “Keep Calm” picture on Pinterest. :)

  14. Cindy Richards says:

    Happy New Year! Love the items you have listed for your give away–very kind of you to offer them.
    Love your blog!

  15. What sweet items. I especially like the “Keep Calm and Do More With Less”. I teach personal finance at the high school level. I am constantly telling my students it’s not how much you make, it’s what you do with what you make that matters. If I win, I’m displaying it in my classroom. Happy New Year!!

  16. Excited for a new year! Great giveaway – thanks!

  17. Manuela, I love your motto … inspires me to make it mine! Happy New Year!

  18. I like the idea of the gratitude journal! What a great way to stay positive :)

    Everything is so cute!

  19. I love it all! Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year!

  20. I love it all!

  21. Love, love the Keep Calm poster! I may just keep that as my motto for the coming year! I can’t believe that the year is almost over either, but I’m looking forward to it. 2012 wasn’t the best of years so I’m OK with putting it behind me and moving on to 2013. Love the hotpad as well. I’m in Canada so unfortunately I can’t enter your give away. :-( Someone will be very lucky!

  22. Best wishes to your daughter on her new Etsy shop!
    you know I think this motto is great.

  23. Do more with less, joy and gratitude are perfect words for the new year. Thanks for reminding us.

  24. Great giveaway – cute stuff! I’ve been thinking about starting a gratitude journal….

  25. Lovely giveaway ! Can’t believe the year has gone by so fast.

  26. Such a sweet giveaway Manuela! A gratitude journal is such a wonderful concept. I hope you all had a most wonderful Christmas!

  27. What a generous giveaway. I love the keep calm and do more with less, everything is wonderful. Blessings in the new year.

  28. What a great idea Manuela! I absolutely LOVE your daughter’s quote!!! I can’t wait to check out the Etsy store!!!
    Tracey xox

  29. Love your giveaways! and love your blog…. you have such great ideas here.

  30. What a sweet giveaway! I think a great many of us are longing to slow down and simplify, I know I am. I wish you and everybody a wonderful new year—although I have no clue how this slipped past so quickly!!

  31. what a sweet idea and a great way to start the new year! Thank you for putting this together and your generosity…

  32. Oh, Manuela, what cute items you’re offering. I love ALL of them! Thank you for entering my name in your generous give-a-way. Wishing you and those you love blessings in abundance in the New Year. Hugs & Blessings, Jan

  33. Jacqueline Benevento says:

    L-o-v-e it ALL! Thanks for the opportunity and good luck to me ;)

  34. Hope I win! Nice blog you have.

  35. Hi Manuela,
    What a sweet giveaway! I’ve been out of blogland for a while, but wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year :)

  36. Thank you for your give away. I love your sign motto. Happy Nes Year!

  37. Oooooo!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!! Please enter me!!! :)

  38. What a generous giveaway, Manuela! I hope your Christmas was happy and full of joy – I’m off to shovel snow. And shovel snow. And shovel snow.


  39. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  40. I love the items in your give away. I have your blog bookmarked in my favorite–you have wonderful ideas. I wish you a great New Year.

  41. What a beautiful way to start off the new year.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  42. How wonderful! Can’t wait to hear more about your daughter’s new Etsy shop!

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

  43. Just so CUTE! Happy New Year!

  44. All cute things anyone would love to have, Manuela.

  45. I always start the new year with “no shopping January”. It is difficult, but I am pretty good at sticking to it. And I am going to have to “make do with less” since I am seriously considering retiring this year. I am redoing vignettes all over the house and determined not to buy anything and just use what I have.

    All the items in your giveaway are great. I think my favorite is the French tea towel.

    Happy New Year.

  46. Happy New Year a few days early, Manuela! What lovely gifts you are giving away!

  47. What a generous giveaway! I think the hot pad may be my favorite! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  48. I pinned the hot pad and the “Keep Calm” print. Love them both!

  49. Lovely giveaway items! Peaceful and joyful!

  50. I saw this on Sweet Magnolias and thought how cute is this givaway. Thanks for giving it away. Happy New Year.

  51. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  52. A nice motto, do more with less, that goes with my cookbook, “Eating more with less”. Thanks so much for your ideas.

  53. I would love to enter your contest. I love your blog. You are so inspirational! My goal for 2013 is to get tough and get rid of some of my junk. Because I go to thrift stores and yard sales, I find things for so very cheap and sometimes even for free, so I drag it all home. Some of my things have become burdens to me because I am always having to move them from here to there. I’m tired of it and frankly I feel a bit like a hoarder or a selfish person, so it must go! Thank you for entering me in your contest. :0) Sharon

  54. Awesome stuff for the new year! Also, my birthday is tomorrow so this would be a great gift! : )

  55. Hi Manuela– Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and I hope you have a happy HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    Love the post give away…
    The journal is something I used to do years ago…and I did it to help combat the ‘dull-drums’….it makes your heart merry for sure to count your blessings on a daily basis. I think you’ve inspired me to start this up again…
    iampat83(at) yahoo (dot) com


  56. My second entry letting you know I pinned the kitchen hot pad! So cute…love all things trucks!

  57. Jen Schmidt says:

    Thank you for sharing so many great ideas and thoughts!

  58. I would love to win this!

  59. Awesome giveaway! Love your blog and a gratitude journal sounds like a wonderful way to start a new year!

  60. Such beautiful things you’ve picked out for your giveaway. I would be so thrilled to win! :-)

  61. Second chance – I pinned your first image to my “Giveaways” board!

  62. I found you from Brenda’s blog :o) I LOVE the “keep calm” picture!!

  63. I would love to have the joyful journal.