12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #8

Giveaway #8 is another surprise!

If you’d like to throw your name in the hat for a chance to win it, leave a comment on this post between now and ten o’ clock p.m. tomorrow night. (Tuesday, 12/21/10) (Central Time)

Saturday’s winner (Giveaway #6) is…

Congratulations Katie! I’ll be emailing you soon to get your mailing address from you.

And Sunday’s winner (Giveaway #7) is…

Congratulations Ruthie! I’ll be emailing you to get your mailing address from you as well!

And congrats to @MeganDVD for correctly answering yesterday’s Twivia question on Twitter! The question was: What wallpaper & fabric company, established in 1886, is pronounced “Tee-bo”? Answer: Thibaut

And to today’s Twivia winner- @BTLover2. Today’s question was: What 5-letter French word (that begins with the letter “T”) means “linen cloth” or “canvas”? Answer: Toile.



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  1. says

    Are you going to spill the beans on all the mysterious surprises from each day at the end of the 12 days?? I am sooooo curious to know :)

  2. Denise says

    Hey, I am new to this site, but how exciting to see a giveaway going on! Fingers crossed:)

  3. Larissa says

    lettered cottage, you’ve got me hooked! i’m a new subscriber, but oh so glad i found you! cheers!

  4. GinaR says

    Layla , You are so sweet for doing this. I know I wont not win but I thought I’d tell you that anyway :) Have a wonderful Christmas

  5. says

    oh my! never won anything from a blog before, though I’ve tried… a lot…but nothing could be better than a surprise from Kevin & Layla! Does buttering you up affect your “random”ness? ;-)

  6. Janelle says

    love to read your blog. thanks for the giveaways and all the fab ideas. wouldn’t you just LOVE to visit Pennsylvania???!

  7. Michelle says

    Crossing my fingers for that surprise!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful webhome!

  8. says

    I found out about your sight while watching the 700 club… you inspired me to make my own Christmas ornaments this year! Merry Christmas!

  9. says

    Fun Stuff! Thanks Layla.

  10. Jenny B. says

    I am not a lover of surprises, but I keep missing your giveaways! I either forget to look or by the time I do look, it’s too late to enter (I’m a night owl)! So, I am IN this one! :) Thanks!!

  11. Sandra says

    This is fun! Put my name in for the giveaway! Can’t wait to read about the giveaways each day! Thanks!

  12. Susan Pipich says

    It has been so fun to check in each day to find out about the winners and the surprises.
    Thanks so much for the fun and the opportunities.
    Merry Christmas!

  13. says

    ^ It’s me, clicking my heels together and repeating, “I do believe, I do believe, I do believe, Santa!”

  14. Dana says

    I love surprises! Nobody in my family can keep a secret, so I really need one gift that’s a surprise.

    Merry Christmas you to both of you!

  15. kathy says

    it is very late, here in my neck of the woods. my fingers are sticky with modge podge, and covered in paint…yup finishing off the Christmas gifts. I would so love a little treat, for me me me! Merry Christmas!!!

  16. Lindsay Gannon says

    Congrats to everyone who has won so far! I love these surprises – keep them coming!

  17. says

    “Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known?” Charles de Lint quotes (Celtic folk musician and story teller, b.1951)

    Mystery giveaways at Christmas = priceless fun!!!

  18. Lindsay says

    count me in! i absolutely love your blog, can you even believe i just now found it??

  19. Jackie Machock says

    I’m sure its a fabulous surprise if it comes from the Palmer house! Count me in!

  20. Heather says

    I love surprises and we are doing a no gift Christmas this year but no one said anything about give aways. Love you guys and your blog. Following you from a Winter Wonderland in Canada.

  21. Krista says

    Ah, well time is running out! I hope I can win one of them!! =) Happy Holidays!! I love this time of year!

  22. says

    Have a Wonderful Christmas! Thanks for all your ideas this past year- my husband and I ordered the brass headboard from JCP and just love it.

  23. sarita says

    thank you and kevin for all of the giveaways this month! thank you for the chance to win a surprise!

  24. Holly Schwartz says

    On the 8th day of Christmas, my True Love gave to Me….8 Maids a Milking….

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway!!

    Holly in Kentucky

  25. Angie says

    Loving the giveaways. But most of all love your decorating style. Can’t wait to see what you do next.
    Merry Christmas!

  26. says

    The mystery makes it all the more fun!

  27. Ruthie says

    YYYYAAAAAYYYYY!!!!! I’m so excited!!! THANK YOU TWO SOOO MUCH!! This is the best Christmas present ever! (ok, that may have been a little not true, but it’s this year’s best present!) Can’t wait to watch you two working through the adoption process. It will be wonderful but excruciatingly hard when it comes to the wait time. It is so worth it though! We’d do it over and over again if our house would hold anymore kids!

  28. Jamie Harris says

    I LOVE surprises! Actually I just love getting something … :) Your blog is great and it seems that your name is every where I turn! That is a good thing. Merry Christmas and Thanks!

  29. Vonda L says

    This 12 days of Christmas giveaway is a neat thing. May God bless you during your adoption process. His timing is always perfect.

  30. Meri Handley says

    Merry Christmas! I am picking up a 6 foot long beautiful pine bench/couch today and I can’t wait to “Layla-ize” it! Happy Days…….

  31. Cindy Taylor says

    I love your website and I love surprises! Your ideas inspire me every day !!

  32. Nana K says

    Hello again. It’s entertaining reading to keep up with your posts, and just the idea of the possibility of a surprise is delightful.

  33. Judy Hinten says

    I can’t wait to see your finished bedroom – it should be awesome! Great Christmas surprises. Merry Christmas to you and a blessed New Year!

  34. Paulina J! says

    Followed you here from your fabulous pcitures on Houzz! Love this blog! You have a new follower :)

  35. Geri fom Vermont says

    Thanks so much for your 12 days of giveaways!! You two are the best…such an inspiration all the way around! Happiest and healthiest of holidays to you & yours!!! Would absolutely love to win anything you would choose!!!!

  36. Mariefi O'Malley says

    free to be u & me! love the comp gifts and surprises are the best! thx and happy holidays 2u! best, M:)

  37. Jenny Rose says

    What could it be…giveaway #8?
    My fingers are crossed…I’m relying on fate.
    Don’t know why I’m feeling the need to rhyme,
    Seems Christmas is bringing out the poet in me, this time.
    That really stinks. Sorry.
    I’m really up for winning though!

  38. tina b says

    Another surprise!?!?! Yippee! Thanks for another opportunity to win a great gift from you.

  39. Kathy says

    Who doesn’t love surprises?? Thanks so much for offering these gifts and all the fun!!

  40. Suzy says

    if it’s something you’d have, then it’s something i’d want. =)
    thanks for all these wonderful giveaways!!

  41. Gina says

    I stumbled upon your site yesterday and am almost ashamed at how long I spent reading your past blogs and drooling over the creative decor projects you’ve taken on. You’ve given me so much inspiration and to do it on a budget! Thank you!!

  42. Kim says

    Who doesn’t love a surprise?!? Count me in…Can’t wait to see the results.

    Love your blog. I’ve made so many things from your inspirations. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  43. Sally says

    This is so much fun Layla! I love surprises especially if they are from you! You and Kevin are so amazing to do this!! Thank you my friends.. Fingers and toes are crossed!! :)

  44. Sue says

    Thank you so much for doing this. It’s fun. Course it would be more fun if I won. :-)

  45. Patty says

    Here’s hoping I am the lucky one! Thank you for the blog and the giveaway. Merry Christmas to all

  46. allison says

    Oh! I love surprises- especially when they are from someone with really good taste- I have a sneaking suspicion that it will be fun whatever it is!!!

  47. Janet says

    I would love an opportunity to be entered into the giveaway!!! I found your site and I love it!!! You both have truly touched my heart with your desire to be parents, you are in my prayers!!! Merry Christmas :)

  48. says

    Layla ~ what fun! You are such a sweetie to offer such wonderful Christmas giveaways! You are so filled with the holiday spirit! ♥ Thank you!!! Merry Christmas to you and a blessed New Year!

    xoxo laurie

  49. Kim says

  50. Brett Powers says

    I am just getting addicted to different blogs and yours is one that came highly recommended. I love it and thought I would take a chance at this drawing. Merry Christmas!

  51. Karen says

    I thought I had entered yesterday, but can not find my comment. I would love to win a happy.

  52. Ashley says

    I’m in the hospital having a baby… but I had to make sure to get my name in!! :-)

  53. Betty says

    No birthing going on here….but I’d sure love to win the surprise giveaway!