$500 Giveaway from Pier One Imports to Celebrate 1 Year

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{Our lucky winner has been selected by Random.org and she is Kelli Tharpe , Congratulations Kelli! Thank you to everyone who participated, I truly enjoyed hearing what posts inspired you the most and for all of the sweet comments about the blog}

Woohoo Adore Your Place is one year old with over 150,000 readers it has been quite an exciting year! To celebrate one Lucky winner will receive a $500 Gift Certificate from the fabulous Pier One Imports, yes I said $500, how generous. Enter Below to Win!

  • PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a $500 Gift Certificate from Pier One Imports.
  • TO ENTER: Leave a comment below telling us what your favorite Adore Your Place post is.
  • BONUS ENTRY: Receive an extra entry for following Adore Your Place on Twitter be sure to tell us in the same comment.
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Thursday September 5th at 8pm EST. Come right back here on Friday morning for the announcement of our winner.
  • NUMBER OF WINNERS: One; selected using random.org.
  • DETAILS: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. You must claim your prize within five days of the announcement or a new winner will be selected.

Best of luck my friends, I wish you could all win!

Note: We are not paid for hosting giveaways, these are just companies that we adore. 

My Journey to Ireland: Part I

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Hello friends, this post is so special to me because it is exactly one year since I wrote my very first post the day I launched the blog. I wanted to share a personal experience that was dear to my heart, so I decided to share my Ireland trip. My daughter and I traveled together which was a first and I loved it, she did most of the planning along with the help of some great friends from Ireland and the result was a rockin itinerary.

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Our Favorite Ways to Organize & Store Shoes

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I know it might sound trivial but in my world I am constantly designing places to store shoes and some collections contain hundreds of pairs. The first step to finding a home for your shoes is to go through and purge if possible. The next step is decide where they will be stored; in their own closet, or one that also contains clothes or out in the open. Today, I want to walk you through glam (tons of space) to jam (almost no space) shoe storage ideas and how to implement them into your home.

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Seven Steps To A Tidy Home

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My friends often ask how I keep my house so tidy working and having three children, especially with a toddler who loves to make messes in every room. The answer is simple, I follow the same steps every morning, transforming my house from disheveled to delightful. The trick is to be consistent and stay on top of it, this means never skipping a day. The good news is that it will come naturally after a few weeks and when it’s time for house cleaning it will be much easier because the house is already tidy. It also means that when guests drop in you can invite them into your home without having to apologize LOL. Read more

Bikini Beach Bliss

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A while back I was introduced to designer Annabel Kwateng who launched her line during fashion week, Ashanti Brazil. I was intrigued by Annabel’s bold use of color and pattern, and how she drew inspiration from the vibrant colors of the environments that surround her, read more here. Today I am sharing her fresh new line of swimwear and the inspiration that makes this line come to life. Read more

Tory Burch Tote Love

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Summer is in full swing and what a perfect time to win a fabulous tote from our friends at Tory Burch. For those of you who don’t know I have been a huge Tory fan since her brand hit the market in 2005. Like many of us I was immediately drawn to her signature logo, fresh design and choice of materials. Enter today and you could be walking away in style carrying one of Tory’s scrumptious tote bags. Read more

7 Ways to Seat Your Guests: Wedding Design

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I mentioned a few months ago that I am assisting a client in planning her wedding working under the direction of her wedding planner. This is a backyard wedding so my tasks have to do with ceremony decor, color palettes and making the reception look pretty. Read more

Hello Ireland

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Today we arrive in Ireland and words cannot express how excited I am. The plan is 4 counties and 2 cities in six days, ugg we are such tourists. We believe in making the most of every minute when traveling especially when going to such a beautiful country as Ireland. We like to stumble upon places to go but here are some highlights.

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Wedding Design: Outdoor Ceremony

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The summer wedding I am helping design for a client is approaching quickly. As I mentioned before there is an official wedding planner (thank the Lord), I am in charge of the design details and decor. One of the last details I have to select is where the couple will officially get married, no pressure LOL. As I began the search I quickly learned that this was not as easy as I thought it would be. My client is having an outdoor wedding so I knew the feeling had to be simple and organic but I also knew they wanted to see several options. Read more

Rolling Door Love & Giveaway

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Rolling doors are such a fun way to add charm and architectural character to your home and can be used in many different applications from decorative to practical. I have used doors that were handed down in families, barn doors, reclaimed lumber and even flea market finds. Finding a unique door has never been a problem, finding hardware to hang it has been. Today we are giving away a set of hardware of your choice from Rolling Door Designs that combines the quality and aesthetics I look for when selecting hardware.

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