A Book Giveaway {Inspired You}

Today, I received a package containing two wonderful books….

…..The Things That Matter, by Nate Berkus…

And, the wonderful book, Inspired You, by Marian Parsons, aka, Miss Mustard Seed


I realized as I unpacked them..that Marian appeared on the Nate Berkus show…

…..she was terrific!!…

So I had to smile when I looked at the two books together in the box!

I had an epiphany….


…..Marian’s book is so fantastic…Her story so inspiring…

……….her story that always takes your breath away.


So many beautiful vignettes to see…


She has included many tutorials…


I am always in awe of her beautiful chalkboard artwork..


I have always loved her beautiful pillow of stems of cotton…


Marian’s style of simplistic elegance is shown throughout the book…


Now, you can have a chance to own this amazing book….

Just leave one comment…

…..saying that you follow me πŸ™‚ and you like me on Facebook πŸ™‚

I have had the amazing pleasure of meeting Marian at Haven…she is a warm and kind soul…

Good luck…I will be announcing the winner on Thursday, November 1st, 2012….

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  1. Linda Miller says

    What a great giveaway. I have “liked” you and “followed” you since the beginning. Actually, even before you had a blog LOL!!

  2. OMG!! I love her work. She is so talented. I’m a follower and would love a chance at winning her book.

  3. Glenda Niederhofer says

    Oh, I would love a chance to win her book. I also love to follow your blog. One of my favorites!

  4. I love MMS! I have “liked” and and I “follow” you…thanks for the opportunity to win the book! πŸ™‚

    tina b
    tinab158 at hotmail dot com

  5. Donna White says

    Check and check… :-))

  6. Kara Mellett says

    Great book to giveaway! I follow you and liked you on Facebook! Hope I win!

  7. Sandra White says

    I follow you on Facebook and look forward to every one of your posts. It would be amazing to win this book.

  8. I’m a follower…one of my favorites…thanks for the opportunity! πŸ˜‰

  9. I hope I win!!!


  10. Teri Broberg says

    I follow you and like you on facebook.

  11. I’m already a follower, and I’d love to win a book!
    Mary Alice

  12. Donnie Mills says

    I am a new follower… I just found you through Savvy Southern Style and I “liked” you on Facebook.
    This is a great giveaway.

  13. comment!! what a sweet giveaway! you know I like you everywhere already. If I don’t win gonna have to buy her book.

  14. You are very sweet to give away MMS’s book. Isn’t is amazing that she is now FAMOUS! πŸ™‚

  15. Robin Bonvino says

    I am a new follower (love your blog) and now follow you on Facebook! Thanks for the chance to win such a great book!!

  16. Yeah, love them both. Thanks for sharing them!

  17. Shirley, what a great giveaway! I’m a happy follower and I ‘liked’ you on Facebook! Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Super Giveaway Shirley ( I have been reading a lot ) Of course I am a follower and Like you on Facebook! Love Miss Mustard Seed!

    Art by Karena

  19. What a great giveaway Shirley! I would love a chance to win!! You know I’m a faithful follower:)

  20. love your blog and “like” you on facebook. What a neat giveaway. The books are fabulous.

  21. Judy in Virginia says

    I’m so hooked on following your blog. I’ve tried several ideas and love it. Would so love to receive a copy of the book. Pick me! Pick me! Ha!

  22. Shirley, this is a wonderful giveaway! I would love to own Marion’s book; she’s precious and so inspiring! Her blog taught me how to paint furniture with all her great tutorials! I know her book is amazing! Thanks for hosting!

  23. My greatest moments are to follow you, and like your post on facebook, due to your “Inspirations of Creative Designs you enjoy sharing with others”. Keep posting! I look forward everymorning to check for your post.

  24. Looks like a good book to have. You know I’m right with you at every post!

  25. If I’m eligible, I’d love to win this! I am your loyal follower πŸ™‚

  26. and I follow you on FB too – thanks for the giveaway!

  27. Linda Owens says

    The book looks wonderful. Love your blog.
    Linda O.

  28. Linda Owens says

    I like you on Facebook.

  29. I would love to win her book! Also I love your blog and follow you and liked you on facebook?Thanks for the chance!

  30. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a goody! I am already “a follower” and “a liker”. πŸ™‚

  31. I follow you via email and like you on Facebook. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway πŸ™‚

  32. i follow you and like you on facebook. Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. How lovely! I am a follower but I don’t do FB.

  34. I am a follower and would love Marion’s book! Thank you for the offer.

  35. Linda Grant says

    It would be wonderful to win such a prize! I have been following you (love your blog) and look forward to your Facebook posts as well. Thank you for such a generous offer!

  36. Shirley, I’ve been a follower via email for a while now. I love your blog and covet your incredibly beautiful home πŸ™‚ I have also liked you on FB. Marion’s book looks wonderful and I’d be thrilled to be your winner. Thank you for this great giveaway!

  37. Delores LeBoeuf says

    YES, YES, YES, I absolutely love your decorated home. I first became aware of your blog through Southern Hospitality and blissfully admit I am a regular (sometimes even 2/3 times a day) follower and on FB too, all because I enjoy every bit of it and everything new you have to share. Thank you so very much for the many ideas and fotos, you are inspiring. Thank you for this opportunity to win, I just know that I will thoroughly enjoy this gift…Love & Blessings, Lady Delores.

  38. Lisa Cooper says

    I follow your blog and have “liked” you on FB. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  39. Honey pie, you know I’ve followed you and liked you for a looong time! Thanks for the chance to win Marion’s book!

  40. Shirley~ What a wonderful giveaway, Miss Mustard Seed’s book is on my very LONG wish list πŸ™‚ I’m a follower, thanks for the chance to win!

  41. New follower of your blog, Shirley,and I’m hoping to receive MMS’s new book in your giveaway. She’s awesome.

  42. I just found you on Savvy Southern Style…I’m now a follower and a FB “liker”! Love your blog, and would love to add the book to my collection!

  43. Saw your blog for the first time this a.m.
    Will continue to follow you.
    Your style is a breath of fresh air:)

  44. I would love to win the book. Follow and like.

  45. Add me to the mix of followers of your blog and Facebook. I would love to win Marion’s book!

  46. Ooh, ooh,ooh! Pick me! Pick me! I would LOVE to win this book! It’s on my “wish list”. I am a loyal follower of your blog and I liked you on facebook. Hope you’re having fun today at the fair. I hate that I’m missing it!

  47. Shirley, I follow you! and I like you on fb!! πŸ™‚

  48. I like you fb and I’m a new follower. I found you through Savvy Southern Style.

  49. What a great book, and great giveaway! Thanks for offering it! πŸ™‚ Following you on Google Reader and just liked you on FB!

  50. Thanks for the chance!! I followed and liked

  51. Following and and liking and hoping! thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  52. I love Marian’s work. Thanks for the opportunity to win her book. I am a new follower and like you on Facebook.! Carol

  53. Leslie Bruce says

    Would love to win! I am a follower

  54. Just became a follower and have liked you on FB. Thanks for starting the holiday season with a really nice giveaway. New inspiration for the New Year.

  55. Just found your site…..what a beautiful home and decor! I’m a new follower.

  56. I am your newest follower. Just found you through Savvy Southern Style’s Sunday post but seems like I have visited before. I admire Marion as well and am thrilled for God has blessed her and her family. Would love to have her book! I remember seeing her on The Nate Show. Enjoy your trip to the Country Living Fair…Suzi pblapere@att.net

  57. Alicia Hathcock says

    New to your blog, but I am enjoying what I see! So, yes, I’m following you & I do, indeed, like you on Facebook!

  58. jeanabrams says

    I would love to win her book and I AM following you on facebook!

  59. What a nice giveaway! And of course I would love it. I just find your blog thru Savvy Southern Style-how have I missed you all this time. I am now following !!

  60. I’m following, and I liked you on facebook!

  61. Oh my gosh, I would love to win these two books as I admire them so much.

  62. I am a follower and I like u on FB. Thanks for the chance to win

  63. You know I follow you to the moon and back!

  64. I just found your blog! Wow, I love it! I’m now a follower and I’m going to ‘like’ you on Facebook, also. ~ Joanne ~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

  65. sounds exactly like a book I would love to own and add to my 5 full bookcases; thanks for the opportunity

  66. Sounds like a book I would love to own to add to my design, architecture, gardening and many non-fiction books in my 5+ full to the brim bookcases. Thanks for the opportunity and I am a follower and have “liked” you on Facebook; thanks

  67. Polly Hada says

    I am a new follower and so happy! Found you from Savvy Southern Style. The book looks absolutely gorgeous – LOVED every picture shown. Fingers crossed!

  68. What a lovely giveaway. I already own the book so don’t enter me…I just wanted to say hello! That ticking pillow on the grain sack wing chair is mine you know. (thanks for showing that photo!) I read all about your adventures with Kim. Oh what fun. I told her if I had see that tent with the grain sacks I would have definitely fainted dead away!

  69. I’m a fan of decorator books, so winning this would be a great addition to my small collection! I’m a follower of your blog and FB. Thanks for hosting the give-away. πŸ™‚ Sue

  70. Like you and follow you!

  71. Deanna Ratermann says

    I follow you, on Facebook, pinterest and your blog. Love it all

  72. You bet I follow you and of course I am your friend on facebook:)

  73. Deanna Lyon says

    You are all inspiring! Followed!

  74. I am a new follower to your blog and like your facebook page. Would so love to win the book!

  75. Mary Sweigard says

    I have ‘liked’ and I ‘follow’ her on FB. I also had the privilege of meeting Marian at Lucketts. She is amazing.

  76. Darby Miller says

    just finding your blog and loving it- and now to pop over and like you on FB

  77. Erin Kaven says

    I am a new follower via email and facebook. Love the masthead. Found you via my favorite blogger, Ms Mustard Seed. Would love to have her book!

  78. Susan Echols says

    Oh my! This is an awesome book! I would love to in it. Thank you for your generosity! I am now a Facebook fan and a follower of your site.

  79. Marian is great and congrats to her for her first book! And thanks to you for this wonderful offer for a chance to receive the book! Following you and liking you on FB? Of course! πŸ™‚

  80. This is so kind of you to give a wonderful book to someone. I am impressed, so I am a liker and follower. Kindness is next to godliness.

  81. kathy mayancsik says

    What a great give away!I follow you and I am inspired by the both of you! I also liked you on fb!! thanks again for your generosity:)

  82. I would be honored to win this giveway, I too was lucky enough to meet Miss Marian at the Lucketts fair in May of this year…I won’t forget that exciting day..I will follow you and “like” you…getting excited to get to know you too..thank you for this giveaway

  83. What a wonderful giveaway Shirley! I Follow you and Like you on FB!:) Hope your Monday was a good one and that Sandy is not causing you havoc.

  84. Done and Done

  85. I do, I do!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. Can’t wait to start following you! Marian’s ideas are so inspiring yet attainable as well! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  87. I am following you on FB and Linky Tools!! Now pick me!

  88. Gina Stout says

    I’m following you and “liked” you on FB. I found you by way of Miss Mustard Seed. Thank you for the opportunity to win her book.

  89. Dulcie Wright says

    wow, delighted to have found you, am following you!!! the book looks wonderful.

  90. thanks for the inspiration! I “liked” and “follow” you. I have waited for mms book to be published!

  91. I follow you and can’t wait for your next post. I would love a chance to win the book!

  92. I followed you and liked you on fb! And I just had to say – my sister used this beautiful theme when she first started her blog – fun to see it again I’ve always liked it!

  93. I’d love to win this! Thanks so much. I follow you and liked you on facebook

  94. Valerie Teeling says

    What a wonderful give away!
    I “liked” you on Facebook and am now signed up to receive your emails.

  95. A friend directed me to your lovely blog. I’m now both a follower and I also liked you on Facebook. Thanks.

  96. I liked, I followed and I tweeted. I would really like to read this book.

  97. Just started following. Will add Facebook too! Thanks!

  98. Linda Hays Hock says

    done and done and very excited about the chance to win this book!

  99. This looks like a beautiful book, and I hope I win!

  100. Oh, I also liked you on Facebook,

  101. Oh, pick me! this is my kind of a giveaway. I devour decor books! Thanks for this great giveaway, Shirley!

  102. I am a happy faithful follower of your beautiful blog!

  103. I am a follower and have liked your blog for a long time. Wonderful giveaway.

  104. I definitely follow you and like you!

  105. I follow you here and like you on Facebook. It was also nice to meet you at Southern bloggers convention.

  106. todayismysomeday says

    I follow your blog and like you on FB. It was great to meet you at Southern bloggers convention as well. Hope this is not a duplicate comment. Was having trouble commenting. Please only count one πŸ™‚

  107. I have been following your lovely blog for some time now, but just became your latest Facebook follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

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