Friday, August 31, 2012

Winners of the Creatively Made Home e-course

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The TWO randomly selected winners of the Creatively Made Home e-course are:

Trucker Mom

Please email me right away to claim your prize!

Thank you, Jennifer Rizzo, for sponsoring the giveaway!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Giveaway: "Creatively Made Home" e-course (now closed)

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Join me in participating in Creatively Made Home! I'm registered for the e-course, and I am thrilled to be able to share it with TWO of my readers! This giveaway is sponsored by Jennifer Rizzo at Read below to learn about what Creatively Made Home is all about...

Join  some of the most creative women I know in Creatively Made Home. Each of these women have created beautiful homes  but they have incorporated their truest joys in everyday life. Each woman has a style and story all her own. This is a five week online course that will be hosted by:

It is time to exhale and delight in your home. It is time to open your doors because of what is inside of you...not what is inside your home. Our desire is that this five week online course will change how you see yourself, your home and your family.
  • Each week you will have amazing truthful videos from not only the five teachers but other creative women.
  • Each week we will take a room from one of YOU and all five women will give their suggestions telling you how they would transform the room with their style.
  • There will be 50+ project videos.These will be incredible videos that include everything from gardening, cooking, gift giving and decorating.
  • There will be written tips from each woman telling you how she starts a room, picks paint, fabrics, etc.  You will learn where to start when putting your own home together.
  • Tons of beautiful house photos from each of the five women.
  • Videos that truly reflect what life is like in each of their homes.  The stuff that life is really about.  Believe me it has nothing to do with the perfect table setting.
  • Each woman will share their own truthful journey about how they started making their home a reflection of their hearts.
  • Each person registered will get an easy entertaining e-book to download. It will contain go to recipes for beautiful and easy entertaining (they do go together), photos of table settings that take the stress out of having people over, favorite drinks and so much more (and their funniest entertaining story).
  • There will be a private Facebook group to connect with other class members.
  • There will be a once a week live discussion with one of the teachers!
  • You will get printables and pdfs to keep and use again and again.
This course is about loving your home, loving your family and blessing those around you....and having fun doing it.
This course will lavish you with ideas, beauty, inspiration, joy and encouragement!
Come and play house with us.
The cost of the course is $58
Registration is now open!
Stop over at Jennifer for more information and to register!



Are you ready to win free registration in the e-course? Here are the giveaway details:
• Giveaway open through noon (CST) on Friday, August 31.
• Two winners will be randomly drawn from eligible entries and announced here on the blog.
• How to enter:
  1. Visit Jen at this link ( and leave a comment telling her why you'd like to win a spot in the e-course! You must mention my name...Amy of WhisperWood Cottage!
  2. Subscribe to WhisperWood Cottage. Leave a comment below.
  3. Follow WhisperWood Cottage via Google Friend Connect or Linky Followers. Leave a separate comment below.
  4. Follow WhisperWood Cottage on Pinterest. Leave a separate comment below.
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Monday, August 20, 2012

The Next Talent Scouting Event Coming September 9-23: Organizing Solutions–Room by Room

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The next theme and dates have been decided! Get ready for:

Organizing Solutions–Room by Room
September 9-23, 2012

The super exciting news is that there will definitely be multiple winners who will be featured in an upcoming issue of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine! 

Key things we will be looking for...
  1. Innovation
  2. Usefulness
  3. Adaptability to any cottage style
  4. Budget friendliness
  5. Quality of the project/craftsmanship
  6. Quality of the photos (great tips at Donna's workshop series on point & shoot cameras)
  7. Entrant follows all party rules

Please mark your calendars and get your home organization posts ready!

Check out past Talent Scouting events and features on our Get Scouted! page.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

High Dollar Style on a TJMaxx/Goodwill Budget

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Hello, you beautiful cottage lovers, you! I realized the other day that I have not shown you the pair of Chesterfield barrel chairs I found at...get this...TJ MAXX!

Side note before continuing with this post: Lest you think that I do nothing else but shop or that I am promoting unabandoned consumerism or hoarding, let me clarify that I shop periodically with a very discerning eye and pocketbook. I am just extra happy when I find quality pieces at prices that won't break the bank or offend my thrifty attitude. Now, onto the finds...

Monday, August 13, 2012

"Autumn Décor" Winner: The Talent Scouting Party for Cottages & Bungalows Magazine

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

"Autumn Décor" Finalists: The Talent Scouting Party for Cottages & Bungalows Magazine

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I know summer is still in its full glory, but fall is just around the corner! And so are the autumn issues of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine! One of the talented bloggers below will be featured in one of those issues! From the 233 fantabulous projects linked up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party, the field was narrowed to the projects below based up on the following criteria:
  1. Innovation
  2. Usefulness
  3. Adaptability to any cottage style
  4. Budget friendliness
  5. Quality of the project/craftsmanship
  6. Quality of the photos
  7. Entrant follows all party rules
The winner of the magazine feature will be announced Monday, August 13, right here on the WhisperWood Cottage blog. Check out these contenders! Pin your favorites and stop by their blogs to tell them how awesome they are! 

Listed in order by their numbers in the "Autumn Décor" linky party, here are the top contenders:

Monday, August 6, 2012

My Latest Find: 1920s Art Deco Groceries Sign

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Just had to share a quick photo of my recent flea market find...

Sunday, August 5, 2012

21 Reasons to Visit Minnesota's North Shore

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Have you ever thought about visiting Minnesota's North Shore along Lake Superior? Or relaxing at a lodge along the Gunflint Trail? Here are 21 reasons you should!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How to Win Tickets to Junk Bonanza & a Copy of the New Issue of Flea Market Style Magazine!

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Y'all know about Junk Bonanza, right?

The annual Junk Bonanza brings together more than 140 juried vendors of select vintage treasures, junk and antiques! This year's event, Sept. 13-15, returns to Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. It's one of my favorite events of the year, and I'm counting down the days!

This giveaway includes: 
  • 2 VIP tickets, which allow for admission all three days of the event, including the Early Bird on opening day, two hours before the show opens to the general public.
  • A Junk Bonanza tote
  • A copy of the latest Flea Market Style magazine, rolling off the press around the end of August! They don't have an exact date, but they'll send it as soon as it is available!
To enter: