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Before we start, there is a $50 Pick Your Plum giveaway at the end of this post! Wahoo!
*Now closed, congrats to #27!


Ok, summer is officially over for us. We had a fun summer, and with one daughter and a broken arm, we stayed home quite a bit… and crafted! And we weren’t the only ones. There were 90 entries in this contest. A huge thank you to all who participated. I hope you’ve ALL had a great summer!
{thanks to craft project ideas for this fun jewelry kit. my girls totally loved it!}

Let’s get right to it, shall we?
First I’d like to thank the judges for helping me narrow it down! That is never an
easy job. I enjoy every single one of these bloggers, as I’m sure you do

I used random.org to choose 10 projects. From those, our lovely judges each chose their top 5. I tallied all their votes together to come up with our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
The lucky Top 10 posts, chosen by random.org were:
#88 Exploring Journals from Crafting in the Rain
#69 He and She Ottoman from Sisters, Sisters
#50 Mod Podged Bird Houses from Sew Country Chick
#12 DIY Slime from Morena’s Corner
#15 Cardboard Mater by We Love Being Moms
#59 Fairy Bird Houses by Buzzmills
#42 Water Balloon Yoyo’s by Just a Little Creativity
#53 Fireworks Painting by Palmentos and Pigtails
#89 Lace Vase by The Creative Vault
#75 Painted Flower Pots by The Country Chic Cottage
#24 3 Generation Quilt from Jedi Craft Girl

 I’d also like to take an opportunity to thank the sponsors once again. I asked only my very favorite companies. These square buttons represent some of my favorite companies on the PLANET! I have worked closely with most of them, and I can totally say that they are the best! Their products are amazing, and more importantly, so are the people behind the scenes who make everything happen. They were so awesome to be involved with this contest!


Please check out their social media sites!

Lion Brand Yarnfacebooktwitter

Deco Artfacebook

United Art and Education facebooktwitter

The Ribbon Retreat facebooktwitter

Kiwi Cratefacebooktwitter 

The Plaid Barn facebooktwitter

Craft Project Ideasfacebooktwitter

Ok, now I’m sure you’re ready to find out who won! Here we go!!!
Please remember, you are all winners, every single one of you who entered!
1st Place:
 Congrats to We Love Being Moms for your Cardboard Mater!
You just won $255 worth in prizes from these amazing companies!

$125 gift basket from Lion Brand Yarn
$50 gift card from United Art and Education /// $50 creative kit from Deco Art

$20 creative kit from Kiwi Crate /// $10 creative kit from Craft Project Ideas

2nd Place:

Congrats to Jedi Craft Girl for your 3 Generation Quilt!

You just won $160 worth in prizes from these amazing companies!

$70 gift basket from Lion Brand Yarn

$40 gift card from The Ribbon Retreat /// $20 creative kit from Deco Art

$20 creative kit from Kiwi Crate /// $10 creative kit from Craft Project Ideas

3rd Place: 

Congrats to Palmentos and Pigtails for your fireworks painted projects!
You just won $85 worth in prizes from these amazing companies!

$30 gift basket from Lion Brand Yarn /// $35 creative kit from The Plaid Barn

$10 creative kit from Deco Art /// $10 creative kit from Craft Project Ideas 

4th Place:
Ok, technically there isn’t a 4th place, but Crafting in the Rain came in just one vote behind with these Paper Bag Exploring Journals. 
So I will see to it that you receive a little somethin’ from me 🙂

And now for our giveaway!!! In case you didn’t win anything, there is one more chance, thanks to Pick Your Plum!

They are giving away a box worth filled with surprises valued at $50.
What is in one of these boxes? Only amazing, exciting, cool… stuff!
could be anything from jewelry to scarves to gift tags to bottle caps
to hair accessories to paper products to baking stuff to home decor… basically anything crafty, swanky, and
-Please consider liking the Pick Your Plum facebook page, where they post awesome daily deals on super fun items.
-Follow of my blog either by Facebook, RSS, or GFC (the blue button to your right). (If you follow any other ways, that’s fine too! But please make sure you’re following by one of these 3 ways for the giveaway).
-Leave ONE comment with your email, and that’s it!
(if you are nervous about putting it on the internet, write it like this to avoid spammers:
 familyeverafter at gmail) 

Giveaway ends Friday Sept 7.
Winner will be chosen at random, announced Friday night at my link party, and notified by email.
You must be 18 years or older to enter this giveaway.
The chances of winning depend on the number of entries. 

I have been compensated for this giveaway with free product. 
U.S. shipping address only.
And last, I just want to say thank you to each and every one of you who comes by to read this blog! It means so much to me that you would spend a minute of your precious time here. Thank you so much!
As far as my next series, I am bringing back the quilt-along to finish up my ruffle-top quilt! For anyone who was following along, I apologize for the delay. I feel awful! But I plan to finish it up this month. Oh, and by the way, I changed my series to Mondays instead of Wednesdays. Look for the next tutorial not this Monday, but next!

Stay tuned for my October series, because it is my 2nd Blog Bash, and
every Monday will be a giveaway for something amazing! You won’t want to
miss it! 🙂

Once upon a time…

I started a blog. This is a tale of my projects, goals, and dreams. Thank you for taking a moment to stop by. I hope you have a beautiful day.

xoxo, Rach H.