Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy Wednesday & Coastal Living Giveaway


exterior before

exterior after

My friends at Coastal Living have given me another copy of the latest issue of this fabulous magazine to giveaway to my readers. The March issue is so full of inspiration I didn't know where to start reading. My absolute favourite article is the amazing transformation of Jill Johnsons rental beach shack [built in 1922]. She managed to convert a 1 bedroom shack to a 4 bedroom beach bungalow, all without enlarging the original footprint of the house. Clever! Just leave a comment today for your chance to win. I will post anywhere in the world.
winner announced 17.03.2010

107 comments:

  1. i am such a fan of exterior makeovers! it gives me shudders. almost dirty like.

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  2. i saw the issue and i love what she did to her cottage!.

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  3. ooh weee am I first to leave a comment, I really should be getting the kids ready for school lol! BUT I havent bought a copy of this mag before so would love to have a lookie :0)
    alicia

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  4. 3/17 Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  5. How creative is that? She didn't add - on to the home?? Wow! Thank you for such a nice giveaway!!!

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  6. Yikes! I'd so love a copy of it :)

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  7. I adore Coastal Living! I just wrote about them on my blog!
    Prudence
    www.avintagemom.blogspot.com

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  8. please simone!!give me luck!!!!! how amazing sounds that magazine!!!!!!muchos besos!!!

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  9. Wow, never seen this magazine before - would be maybe the beginning of me buying it regularly! Love the style!

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  10. Hi Simone please enter me in your giveaway would love to spend hours reading this issue. thanks Sandy

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  11. HI Simone,
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway -- I am soooo ready to see some sun and coast. Thank you! -amy

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  12. I love the "used" (?) brickwork instead of the driveway. It creates a place for an outside room.

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  13. Simone..
    Would LOVE having the copy..
    please choose me!!
    Love your blog..
    am a follower!
    warm hugs..
    Laughing smiles..
    I NEED some coastal..badly!!
    Loui♥

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  14. What an amazing transformation. What a great giveaway and ya'll know how much we all love a great giveaway. Thanks, this magazine could take my mind off the Ponderosa for an afternoons read.

    Have a fun day filled with blessings from above.

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  15. Wow! What a transformation..I would love to win a copy of this mag. Even though it's not my decorating style at home I love coastal seaside decorating and am incorporating it into our caravan that we have down the south coast. take care, Maryann

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  16. Hi Simone, count me in...will be having theoldboathouse give aways soon...so hard to decide what to do but it is such fun this giveaway thing, have a great day, xx Katherine

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  17. Wow, that is some transformation! It looks fantastic. I'd love to win this giveaway too xo

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  18. Love your blog Simone and love Coastal Living. Count me in please!
    Kerri x

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  19. I love stories like that, so clever. The cover picture is gorgeous!
    xxx

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  20. Whohoo thanks for the opportunity! :)

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  21. How gorgeous does that exterior look now Simone!! Wow...talk about inspiring! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday ~ Tina x

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  22. How pretty! I think I ordered a subscription to this magazine... back in November... haven't seen an issue yet!

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  23. Just renewed my subscription to Coastal Living after seeing a sneak of this issue!!
    Can't wait to see it!!
    Good luck everyone!

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  24. i can not believe the transformation of that house!!

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  25. wow, i would love to have my hands on this!

    xoxo,
    andyquirks.blogspot.com

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  26. Lovely, lovely.
    I just remembered that I haven't sent you the fabric you "won"...I promise I'll get to it!

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  27. What a gorgeous renno! such an amazing transformation, without enlarging it, wow!
    :)

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  28. Oooh i would certainly LOVE a copy of that one so count me in :) Mel xxx

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  29. Oh I love Coastal Living and do not have the latest issue. I love looking at the pictures and thinking about relaxing.

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  30. Sorry I didn't know that you are in Australia. If it is too far to the US I totally understand.
    Thank you

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  31. Hi Simone
    That is clever.. What I really like is how they moved the front door away from the street... a much more welcoming feeling and more of a haven for themselves I would think.. The shingles are great too...

    Thanks for the chance in your giveaway... Have a great week xx Julie

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  32. Consider this my entry. I'd love a copy. Thanks for a good giveaway.

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  33. Wow, what a conversion!!
    I have only just found your blog, and am just loving it!! am looking forward to making some hankie curtains... had been collecting them for a while but just hadnt quite figured out what to do with them!
    thanks for the inspiration...
    karen
    hancocks35@bigpond.com

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  34. I would LOVE to win. Coastal Living is my fav!

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  35. What a beautiful giveaway, count me in! xxoo :)

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  36. Too much fun in one magazine!

    Melinda

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  37. Oh, hooray! And I'm amazed by that transformation! It's so beautiful!

    iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

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  38. Wow, nice.

    What a difference.

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  39. i love your posts on this mag...but i cant seem to find it where i live in central qld? is it difficult to get? ah well i always enjoy your commentary and pics on each issue!!

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  40. Please, please enter me as well.

    Thanks so much!

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  41. Thank you Simone, I would love the chance to win this lovely magazine!

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  42. I have actually never read coastal living so would love to win a copy!

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  43. I'd love a copy of this stunning magazine! I cant find it in the shops-is it available in Australia?
    Monique x

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  44. i'm in! :) Thanks for all your fantastic pictuers and ideas! :)

    Love from Solrosa, Norway

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  45. Looks like another fabulous issue- would love to read about that makeover.

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  46. Looks like another great issue - would love to read about that makeover x

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  47. Hi Simone- ok being in england and having not seen a copy of my beloved Coastal Living for almost 2 years now {!!!} i have just spent the past 15 mins googling every aspect of the reno you mentioned and i am seriously finding it hard not to jusmp on a plane home! My house in gorgeous old manly, sydney is awaiting some more touches- i just know it- whilst i play home in this big old country house in england!

    am going to keep the link to Coastal Living on my computer!
    Many thanks- and nice to have you back in blog land.....

    Melissa

    http://misssewandso.blogspot.com

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  48. It is so fun to imagine living by the ocean and fixing up an old beach shack. It's my dream! One day.....

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  49. oh sweet friend..this one looks amazing..keeping my fingers and toes crossed. xoxoxo

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  50. I love a good before and after.

    briannabouligny at gmail.com

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  51. Thanks for a great giveaway! ladyhightower@live.com

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  52. Ahhh I LOVE that mag. Thanks for the opportunity! Natalie xo

    nmcrowley@gmail.com

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  53. Please count me in!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  54. I'd love to enter, home makeovers are my vicarious living! One day I'll have my own place to renovate, fingers crossed.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  55. I dropped by via The Curious Cat... love that featured cottage re-make. Will take a look around your blog here. I like vintage, thrift, etc. also.

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  56. Hi there! Love your blog, Simone - interiors with a beach vibe are attractive to me.

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  57. Oh I would love a copy!!! Just bought my first home, the extra inspiration would be great!
    missavene@gmail.com

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  58. i love coastal living. i was just online looking at her cottage. beautiful.

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  59. Oh yes - please count me in ... this would be a great win! PS LOVE all your "finds" ... they rock my world (and make me very jealous!)
    SuZeQ ~ kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  60. I need some inspiration! The makeover (and your site) look great.

    bluemartini at hotmaildotcom

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  61. Oh I would love a copy! It is my favourite magazine.

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  62. One of my favorite mags. I loved that makeover, too!

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  63. Fantastic home improvement. It looks so beautiful. You have fantastic taste. I too am also a beach vintage lover and I of course love your exquisite site. I have just stumbled upon it and am looking forward to doing a lot of reading of it tonight.
    Thanks for this wonderful post and blog!

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  64. Great giveaway! Would love to be entered to win! Just found your blog :)

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  65. Isn't it amazing, some people just seem to have the knack dont they ? If I dont win, I may have to go buy a copy just to read about the reno and get some inspiration !

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  66. I have never looked/bought a Coastal Living Magazine and would love too...

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  67. I love coastal living! maybe it's my lucky day! xx

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  68. I need some inspiration! In the process of buying a little shack in Burleigh Heads and Coastal Chic is necessary :)

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  69. I would be delighted beyond measure to win a copy of the latest Coastal Living. It has become my favorite magazine!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a fun and happy giveaway!

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  70. Your blog is full of inspiration - and I would love to win a copy of this magazine for more of the same. Lauren (in Australia)

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  71. I'd love to check out this magazine. Thanks for the chance! Fingers crossed.
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  72. oooh.. Simone that's got my name on it.. living in Sydney Au can sure inspire one to get Coastal! Coastal living isnt available here on the shelves.. I might have to seriously see about doing a subscription when my boat comes in one day! thanks for the great inspiration daily! I love it! jeanw@thecapeclub.com

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  73. Hi Simone!
    They have great vision, the exterior is so simple yet timeless... luv your blog and would luv this magazine too...haven't seen it before.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win it :)
    Kindest Wishes
    Marina

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  74. Love your blog Simone and read almost daily. Have just signed up to receive emails, will save me time!!! I live at the beach too and would love to win one of the magazines to inspire me as you do. Cheers, Lyn

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  75. Oh... what a beautiful idea!

    Please, I want this nice copy. I have a cottage on the lake to renove... I need more idea and inspiration.

    Bonne chance à tous!

    Anne ;-)
    Québec City

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  76. I would love to win this magazine.Count me in.Joanne.
    j4kidz@hotmail.com

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  77. I'd love to enter! Thanks!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  78. Oh, beautiful makeover. I'd love to have a look at this magazine!

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  79. I have been trying to subscribe to this magazine with no luck!! To Australia.
    I would love a chance to read the mag and try to subscribe. I love your blog Simone, I look forward to it everyday.
    Di xx

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  80. Love those makeovers! Please enter me. Thanks:~D

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  81. I'd love to enter please :)

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  82. Ooh- I love coastal design! Please enter me!

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  83. Thanks for this comp Simone.

    Cheers
    Lisa

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  84. Oooh I would lovet o check out a copy! Thanks!

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  85. My husband are are currently at the very beginning of the renovation process..collecting ideas. I would love to win this magazine as I am deseprately in need of some beautiful inspiration. I love your blog too.

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  86. Oh a luscious magazine to drool over...please count me in...fingers and toes crossed.
    Kiss Noises Linda Lilly C

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  87. I've been meaning to check this magazine out and would love a copy!

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  88. ooh, how fun. i always love a good magazine!

    xo
    elyse

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  89. i grew up at the jersey shore and now live in tennessee. oh, do i ever miss the beach! i love coastal living mag, all the beachy rooms just make me swoon! love your blog, too!

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  90. I would love to win; I need some decorating inspiration. :)
    Thanks!
    mem4dr at gmail dot com

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  91. Being new to the blogger world I and finding your blog completely inspiring. I can just imagine reading this magazine, dreaming away, curled up on my vintage eggshell blue velvet armchair, a cup of tea, a mismatched vase of roses, some lovely liberty print inspired cushions and my miniature sausage doggie curled up like a cat on my shoulder. Ah, bliss......

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  92. Being new to the blogger world I and finding your blog completely inspiring. I can just imagine reading this magazine, dreaming away, curled up on my vintage eggshell blue velvet armchair, a cup of tea, a mismatched vase of roses, some lovely liberty print inspired cushions and my miniature sausage doggie curled up like a cat on my shoulder. Ah, bliss......

    thegirlandthebird.blogspot.com

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  93. Pick me, pick me! I'd love to win a book on all things coastal and interior! Looks like I got my comment in just in a nick of time!

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  94. People like the Johnsons make the rest of us (or is it just me) look bad by coming up with these amazing results from basically nothing. Looks like an interesting read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  95. I love love your blog!!! please enter me into your contest. I'm going to try the pin cushion you just created myself! what a great idea for some old hankies i've been saving.
    Lara

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  96. I would love to get this for my friend! He just moved to Alaska and could really use that article on where to relax there. :)

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  97. Looks like an amazing mag, one I will probably be jealous of every picture in it, lol.

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