b*loves :: favorite things week, giveaway #3

It’s the last day of giveaways here on b*spoke, and today is going to be good! Not only does everyone get to participate (not limited to the social-media-using crowd this time!), but the prizes are pretty darn good.

The two items above may not seem related, but let me explain. As I was pondering what to give away, I took a mental inventory of the items most used and loved in my home. A set of glass lanterns was near the top of the list. I originally purchased 9 lanterns for my wedding. We hung them from the pergola under which we got married. To this day, I use them for everything. They hold candles on the patio during parties, impromptu bouquets get put in them, and they are always on hand when I’m on a photoshoot. The particular lanterns that I purchased are no longer being made, but these ones by Crate & Barrel are pretty close. The winner of this giveaway will receive THREE of the lanterns, PLUS one set of kitchen shears. The kitchen shears were a wedding gift, and I use them every.single.day. I’ve had others, but this particular pair from C&B is the best. So maybe these two items aren’t related exactly, but they both have a connection to my wedding and they’re from Crate & Barrel and I love them. So I’m giving them away to one lucky winner!!

TO WIN: There will be one winner to this contest, and that winner will be chosen from among my mailing list subscribers. All existing subscribers are already eligible. To join my mailing list, simply enter your email address in the mailing list add field in the b*heard box in the b*spoke blog sidebar. If you’ve tried signing up the past couple weeks, please do so again, because there were some bugs we were working out, and I think I missed several new additions. You will get ONE bonus entry when you answer the following question in the comments of this post. I will be choosing the winner of this contest next Thursday (7/7).

What is your favorite type of post on b*spoke?

a) diy posts, recipes and home topics
b) business and design-related posts
c) writings and ponderings on faith and spirituality
d) snippets from bethany’s daily life
e) a mix of all of the above
f) other

  1. Joanna says:

    I love reading about your projects at home and your photoshoots! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Melissa says:

    Another great giveway, thank you for all the inspiration! I would have to say
    a) diy posts, recipes and home topics
    b) business and design-related posts

  3. Ashley P says:

    f) other

    I would combine choices A & D because I like them both equally. :)

  4. Krystle Rose says:

    A & B!

    That lantern is beautiful.

  5. Jocelyn Pagano says:

    D – I love hearing about your daily life. It helps me get to know you more. The photo shoots are always fun too for me. I love those lanters and saw them at your BBQ last weekend and even commented on how pretty they were =D

  6. Katie says:

    Yay! Thanks for the giveaway chances this week! I first found your blog looking for DIY projects/home ideas so those are my favorite post. However, I’m also a graphic design student so recently I’m loving your design/business post!

  7. Sharon Dixon says:

    I love the diy projects and also when you post your fav. things.

  8. Suze says:

    I purchased glass lanterns for my son’s wedding, thinking to use them on my porch afterward. They got accidentally given to Goodwill. After the wedding, fortunately.

  9. Lily says:

    I love all of your projects and insight! Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway :)

  10. rosita designs says:

    i’m going to agree with a few other commenters – a combo of a & b.

  11. amy graver says:

    e} a mix of all of the above.

  12. Kelly says:

    a) diy posts, recipes and home topics

  13. Kayla says:

    E) A mix of all of the above

    I love seeing your home design and your DIY projects as well as your daily life, and photos.

  14. Molly says:

    Bethany~ I huge reason I continue to read your blog is for the variety! Although I enjoy reading decorating blogs and crafting blogs, I find the ones I consistently follow on a daily basis or if I only have a couple minutes to browse, are the blogs that write about a variety of topics so I never know what I’m going to get when I click on them…I just know I enjoy the personality of the writer, therefore I enjoy the variety of topics that flow from them!

  15. Laura @ LauraLikesDesign says:

    I choose b + d!

  16. Emily Clare says:

    i think a is my favorite!

  17. Michelle says:

    I love your giveaways and such! I’m fairly new to your blog, so I don’t have any strong opinions on what I like the best. But I like it all so far! :)

  18. Chelsea says:

    I agree with Molly – I love a good variety, but it would probably be a tie between a) diy posts, recipes and home topics and d) snippets from bethany’s daily life. As you so rightly put it your upcoming blog feature on our Elements blog, a mix is great and keeps things interesting!

  19. Kim says:

    I would choose a, but I really do enjoy all of your posts. I randomly found your blog when your home was featured on apartment therapy. Then I started following your blog because you are from the Twin cities area and a Christ follower. Both of which I am too :) Thanks for posting! It’s a good escape from my work day.

  20. kelly says:

    Your giveaway today is wonderful! The lanterns would definitely be well used around here (as would the kitchen shears.)
    I would have to say E to your question above. It’s your mix that gives your blog your voice and makes it distinct from others.

  21. Lauren H. says:

    A & D :) I enjoy the blog!

  22. DanDan says:

    oooh, gorgeous giveaway. A&B are my favourites – a nice mix of both. I love hearing about styling jobs and getting great ideas as well as understanding how to run my own business.

  23. Jaime says:

    I like reading about your daily life, especially when there are pictures (in words or otherwise). Keep at it! :)

  24. Tricia says:

    a) diy posts, recipes and home topics

    I do like reading about all the other stuff too but I love your creative style and how you work that in with your home life and DIY stuff around the house.

  25. Lesley Ann says:

    I’d pick e. I love never knowing what I’ll read…it’s what makes me come back. All the best and I love the new look of the site.

  26. Jamie says:

    My favorite type of post on b*spoke has to be E) — a mix of all of the above. I esp like your DIY posts/recipes/home topics along with your snippets of your daily life.

  27. Joanna Lunden says:

    I’d love to see A & B! I love diy posts and every business post you’ve done has encouraged and helped me in my own freelance work.
    Thanks for the giveaway and for having a fantastic blog :)


  28. Christy says:

    Definitely E (mix) – but IF I had to pick one of A-D it would be A. I love your sense of style and seeing all your home/DIY projects… you give me lots of inspiration to continue on our gazillion unfinished home projects :)

  29. Lanay says:

    I love that your blog is “unpredictable” and a mix of things–but my favorites are A & C. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Amber says:

    My favorite are a) diy posts, recipes and home topics. That’s what originally brought me to your blog; however, I do enjoy reading the mixture of topics you post about.

  31. Dee in BC says:

    I like E) all of the above , but if I had to choose 1 it would be A) the DIY home organising/ decorating posts

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