Sunday, June 14, 2009

WhisperWood Cottage News Update

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Lots of exciting things going on around here...I can barely keep up! This post includes news about a contest prize, blog award, blogging junk event, Follower Feature update, and upcoming Junkologie show. Are you ready? Let's get started...


Back in May, I was honored to win the Ugliest Light Fixture in the World Contest over at Junk Camp. Ki & Matthew posted photos of three ugly light fixtures and challenged readers to come up with a way to makeover the fixture. The fixtures were seriously ugly...see them here. I suggested...
For that first silver one, how about a coat/hat rack? Mount it flat against the wall. Attach a door knob or pull to each stem. For an personalized touch, mount a round frame or object in the center. Hang hats, coats, etc.
Here is what they came up with...

To see more photos of their final project, click here! Turns out I won a prize! A $100 gift certificate to the Junk Revolution site. Any suggestions on how I should spend my prize?


It's official! Pam@ Frippery says my blog is fabulous! Don't believe me? Read about it here! I'm not one to argue with Pam, so I'll be happy to accept this award with a smile! And I'm passing it on to these fab 5 blogs that I've recently discovered...

Kennesha@Me & My House...Crafty. Sassy. Funky.
Kate@Centsational Girl...fabulous, for less.
Joan @Anything Goes Here...vintage blogmancing
Ashley@Ashley's Busy...thrifty, honest, and a little bit silly.
Sara@Be Still and Know...Find pause. Press play.

Some of them have been blogging for a while. Others have recently started. Pay them a visit and tell them Amy sent you!


You are invited!

Kennesha's JUNK PARTY

Thurday, June 18, 2009

All day long at Me & My House


One kind and observant blogger, Angie@A Book a Day, asked me about the Follower Features. Thanks, Angie! I am glad to say that I will be doing one soon. When Blogger switched their followers gadget, it changed the order of how people were displayed. As I had intended to go in order of who started following first, I wasn't sure how to proceed. I will press on and do my best! If you are new to my blog, you are welcome to check out my previous Follower Features!


If you are a fan of junk and vintage items, please check out my other blog...Junkologie. We've been finding the best pieces and getting ready for our upcoming show at the Vintage Treasures Market, June 19-20, in St. Charles, MN. Hope to see you there!! If you can make it, please look for the Junkologie sign and make sure to introduce yourself!

Whew! I think that's it! Did I cover everything? I hope so!!


  1. I'm sure that you will have a blast spending that moolah! I just love their bags!

  2. Wow, new blogs to check out, plus lot's of other places to visit. I better get a glass of tea. Thanks for the linky love, Pam

  3. Congrats on your prize & award! Speaking of which, I have another award for you to add to your collection. Stop by to pick it up :)

  4. Congrats on your award, and for passing it along to me! I am working on my choices to pass it along to. i really appreciate you selecting me. Does it come with a mirrored ball trophy???? I am having a BLOGmance with your blog, you know!! I will be putting up my award post later in the week. Thank you so much

  5. I know what you mean about not being able to keep up! Just being Mindy's boyfriend has been a full-time job lately! I enjoy helping her with the junking, but... whew! One thing that's really been neglected is my reading and commenting on blogs.

    Congratulations on the $100 gift certificate! That's awesome! And that was a very creative idea you came up with for that extra ugly fixture!

  6. Congratulations, I have to agree, I think you blog is pretty fabulous as well!

  7. Hey Lady! Thanks sooooo much for the award. I will post it as soon as the party is over on Thursday! Whooo, hoo! I am too excited for words. New friends, a party and an award all in ONE week....I can't take it!


  8. Congrats on the win! I'm sittin' here enjoying my chippy red wagon wheel picture! Just wanted you to know I still LOVE it!

    The Texas Woman

  9. woohoo! many congratulations!
    you go girl ~

  10. Girl, I couldn't agree with Pam more...course me being me I like to say it in three words. are Fab U Lous!

  11. OMG, I never win anything! Thank you thank you thank you, lol, I'm so proud. I'll post it today. Yay for me, and I like your blog too, I RSSed it. Have a wonderful week!!

  12. I have my award post up. come and visit. thank you again.

  13. Congratulations on your blog award. And thanks so much for mentioning my blog - I appreciate it. Sorry to hear that blogger messed up your follower features plan - I have been having a lot of problems ever since blogger switched their followers feature. It keeps kicking people off and temporarily erasing the blogs I'm following. It's been a mess.


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