Weekend Giveaway: $100 Target Gift Card!

posted by Andrea | 08/10/2012

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

Congrats to: Kara (karamullinix@…)

If you’ve ever done any type of home renovation project, you’ve probably thumbed through piles of magazines, scoured the Internet, and walked the isles of home improvement stores searching for inspiration and ideas.

Or maybe I’m the only one! 

I absolutely LOVE reading about other people’s ideas, learning helpful tips and tricks, drooling over amazing before and after pictures, seeing the lastest products, and dreaming of what my house might look like if I implemented even just a few of the ideas in my ideas book or in my array of Pinterest boards.

So as you can imagine, I’ve been doing lots of “research” for our kitchen renovation… which means I spend a fair amount of time each week searching for new ideas, looking for deals on products we want to buy, and drooling over all things “kitchen”.

Don’t tell Dave, he thinks I’m always working when I’m at my computer 🙂

Anyway, because I’m a home-renovation junkie, I’m excited to share a fun little design sweepstakes sponsored by Apartment Guide.

“Your Picks. Your Place.” Sweepstakes

From now until August 14, you can visit YourPicksYourPlace.com to vote {once per day} for your favorite room design showcasing furniture and home décor items selected by featured bloggers.

Unfortunately they don’t have a kitchen round, but the voting is currently open for some pretty sweet bedroom designs… like the one featured below.

By voting, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize or one of eight $250 weekly prizes to decorate your own home. You can also find design and décor tips from Apartment Guide, and featured bloggers to help you design a room that’s uniquely you.

And while we’re on the topic of home renovations, decorating, and design, I figured we might as well include a fun giveaway…

Like a $100 Target gift card so you can purchase a few new things for your home!

The Giveaway:

Today, one lucky reader will win a $100 Target gift card courtesy of Apartment Guide… happy shopping!  

How to Enter:

1. {required} Leave a comment on this post. Where do you find your design inspiration?

2. {optional} Vote for your favoite room in the You Picks Your Space Sweepstakes, and then leave a separate comment letting me know you did.

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please visit the actual blog post to enter. Email entries, Facebook comments, and Twitter messages will NOT be counted.


(1) $100 Target Gift Card

This giveaway ends at 10:00 pm on Monday, 8/13/2012 and is open to US residents, 18 years or older. I will use And the Winner Is to select the winning comments at random. Winners will be notified by email and noted at the top of this post. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize or I will choose a new winner. Please contact me with any questions you have. Good luck!

Apartment Guide and owner Consumer Source, Inc. partnered with me to promote the “Your Picks. Your Place. Sweepstakes.”  As part of that program, I received compensation.  They did not tell me what to say about the products used, and believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Consumer Source’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. The winner of this giveaway will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.


Filed under: HomeInspiration


  1. Melissa Q


    My design inspiration comes from my “Designing Women” friends. These girlfriends of mine have more style in their pinky than I have in fifteen of me! So, I see what they have, decide which things I really like, and find a way to make them mine.

  2. Nancy


    The easiest way I find design ideas is from the internet.

  3. The Diaper Diaries


    I have started subscribing to a lot of home design blogs that I really like. I found most of them on Pinterest so I guess that counts too.

  4. Marsha


    Love coastal escapes and voted for it!

  5. Pam


    My inspiration is usually the internet and my own personal style…

  6. Beth A.


    I find my inspiration on pinterest!

  7. Melissa


    My husband and I purchased a newly built home from a builder a short time ago, so major renovations are not in our near future (I hope!) but I get inspiration from HGTV’s website for home decoration ideas.

  8. Tari


    I get design inspiration from BHG magazine, HGTV, and sometimes random things I find at decor stores… or my closet 🙂

  9. Carmen


    I voted (Rustic Hideaway)

  10. Carmen


    I find a lot from blogs and Pinterest – although I’m design deficient and have trouble implementing the great ideas I find.

  11. Jenni


    I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and magazines. Sometimes from HGTV shows.

  12. Anupa Nicel


    Voted for southern bungalow. 🙂

  13. Anupa Nicel


    I get my ideas from the internet, magazines and my friends homes.

  14. Jessica Kiehn


    I get my inspiration from other blogs, honestly. Home decor magazines kind of make me roll my eyes because they are sometimes so impractically perfect. But blogs are written by real people with real lives and usually real kids and if they can make their homes beautiful on a budget, I know I can too!

  15. Gina M


    I voted for coastal escape! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. Gina M


    I get a lot of my inspiration from pinterest! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Barb


    I get alot of my deco inspirations from magazines, Internet, pinterest!

  18. Jenn Emch


    I get tons of inspiration from Pinterest!

  19. Chalyse Meiklejohn


    I voted for my favorite room!

  20. Sara


    I get design inspiration from blogs!

  21. Chalyse Meiklejohn


    I find my inspiration in my friend’s homes!

  22. Leigh



  23. Katie


    I get my ideas from magazines and the internet.

  24. Nanete


    I get my ideas from the internet and from family and friends’ houses.

  25. Kelly


    I just moved into a new house at the beginning of July, and I got the inspiration for most of the rooms from a single piece of artwork that my best friend painted for me. I chose my colors, patterns, and other artwork throughout the house to compliment and highlight the painting. For specific accents and furniture, I used Pinterest to help me visualize what I wanted.

  26. erin


    i think most of my inspiration comes from outdoors, and from pinterest– because i use a lot of neutrals with pops of color, and accessories that can go from room to room. i would love this gift card to help as we’re decorating a baby’s room on a budget!

  27. Anna


    I frequently get free 1-year subscriptions to magazines like Martha Stewart Living and Better Homes and Gardens, and I love using the pictures and design ideas in these magazines for ideas.

  28. Alyssia Kalman


    Voted 🙂