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. Cumbrian says

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

  2. 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!

  3. Rose says

    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!!

  4. says

    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!

  5. Jan Davis says

    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

  6. says

    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 :)

  7. says

    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.


  8. Debbie says

  9. says

    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.

  10. says

    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.

  11. Linda says

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

  12. Melissa says

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

  13. says

    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

  14. Ginger G. says

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

  15. says

    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


  16. Jennifer says

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