5.21.2010

Giveaway...

*This giveaway is closed.*
We have another giveaway this week offered from Sterling Publishing. A VERY MODEST COTTAGE by Tereasa Surratt is part how-to guide, part scrapbook and memoir of rescuing a century-old log cabin. Surratt takes us on the journey of giving new life to this cabin, from moving it across two states, to uncovering its past lives. Surratt shows you how she achieved her goal of creating a guest cottage in about three months and on a budget around $300. You are there from the beginning, when it is loaded on the trailer, to enjoying all four seasons in the finished cottage.

To Enter:
~ Leave a comment on this post. We would love to know what is one of your favorite getaway locations.
~ One entry per person {please leave contact information}
~ Giveaway ends Sunday, May 23rd @ 9pm CST
~Winner selected through random.org and announced Monday
Enjoy!

47 comments:

brgirl said...

How neat! Thank you for entering me!
Brenda

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i have only been there once, but costa rica is my all time fave getaway. my husband and i are hoping to go again one day- we stayed in little bungalows overlooking lakes and mountains and it was just amazing! the local people are friendly, and it is a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors, fresh food, and spend time with someone you love!

Camila F. said...

What a lovely book! One of my favorite getaway places are the mountains (anywhere in the world)! That reminds me: I need another vacation!

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Family Blommendahl said...

How interesting book! I will enter...

Niina

paula said...

what a transformation. People amaze me.

Sarah said...

I spent a year abroad in college, and no place I visited was as relaxing and wonderful as Sicily. Unfortunately, international travel isn't in my budget these days, so I love to live vicariously through the photos of others!

priscilla said...

I'm reading this now. It is great.

Tiffanie said...

lake como, specifically Bellagio, has been our favorite vacation thus far. hands down. no competition. i doubt it will ever be beat. what's not to love about mountains, lush gardens, a lake, and palm trees all in one spot!

Sarah McLean said...

I love going to a rustic family cabin in the North Georgia mountains or a little condo on St. Simons Island. The change in scenery and the lack of cell phone service makes both places wonderful.

BecksChicLIfe said...

Hawaii is an amazing get away for me. Too bad it is so far away from the East Coast!

emcSquared said...

My favorite getaway location is Fort Walton Beach FL. Sigh. I have a live-feed of the beach on my desktop! I'm currently praying that they are spared from oil spill disaster.

Thank you!

em9499 at gmail dot com

suburban prep said...

What an interesting looking book.

I love to go to the Wine Country of California.
I just haven't been in a long time due to the economy and a medical issue.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

Vanessa@decor happy said...

I have so many favourite vacation destinations but I would have to say Kauii - beautiful beaches, great hiking trails and you can drive around the whole island - it's that small.

Blueprint Bliss said...

I've never heard of this... hope I win.

Favorite getaway spot- probably Sun Valley, Idaho.

Jill and Davis King said...

This sounds like such a neat book. It is hard to choose my favorite getaway spot, but one is Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Ga.

Melissa said...

I have to say it is a tie between Charleston and the Blue Ridge Mountains! I love them both!

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

Humm, that is hard! For a quick get trip Tofino, British Columbia and or an extended stay Maui for sure!!!

everyanything said...

this is remarkable! i love it!! thank you!!

A Touch of Country said...

Our favorite getaway is usually camping with my family and grandparents.

We like to go to different areas around Iowa and explore what each place has to offer.

Thanks!

Natalie

Katie C. said...

Nothing beats a quiet lakeside getaway!

What a cute little cottage.

Jess said...

Favorite getaway: anywhere. No place in particular... as long as it's away from my everyday norm I'm happy.

Glory said...

Costa Rica or Italy will be my gataway :)

pamela said...

Favorite getaway is our cabin at a high mountain lake in Oregon. It is small and compact and everything we need. I often return from a trip there to question why we live in the big house that we do.

Teresa said...

Thank you so much for writing this blog. I enjoy looking at the images everyday and have found inspriration in the photos for our renovation.
We have more than one favorite place to visit, first on the list is:
1. Our own home where we can relax and do pretty much all that we want-watch movies, swim at the local pool and grill out. We just are not near the beach nor the mountains.
2. An island community along the gulf coast where we can walk to the beach, swim in the pool in the backyard and walk to a wonderful seafood shack to eat wonderful food and fish in the bay. We just hope that the oil does not damage anymore areas.
3. Hawaii
4. Hopefully our family renovation that is a 1959 ranch that is my husbands original home. We want it to be a vacation spot for us and others when complete. It is only 20 minutes away and so cozy.

Karin said...

MY favorite getaway is Venice in Italy.

Kenzie said...

Oh what an awesome giveaway! My favorite place to escape to is anywhere with water and sun. For some reason, I always free my mind and forget about all my worries when I'm in such a free and beautiful place.

flip flop and fancy free said...

Looks like a great inspirational book. I love small and quaint. The best getaway I've ever had was to Mendocino, CA. Absolutely breathtaking scenery, and wonderful wine. mmmmm, wishing I was there right now!

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Kayla said...

What an amazing cottage! Our favorite get away is Puerto Rico. It holds a special place in our hearts-not only was it our first vacation together, it was also where my fiance proposed :)

karlee said...

My favorite little get away is our family cabin on 10 acres that my dad built by himself!

mrsatch said...

Well, I wish it was that very modest cottage. But, since I'm not that lucky....I can't wait to return to South Padre Island, TX.

anthy said...

Oh, man, my mom would love this. One of her friends actually restored a log cabin, which she uses for vacationing. :-)

Favorite getaway location: I'm a city gal, so I love Toronto, Canada.

Thank you very much for the giveaway!

Here's my email: anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

Shay said...

gorgeous cabin. Favorite getaway..hiking thru the woods to a beautiful waterfall. Last hike we did was to Rose Valley Falls. Loved it

Flick, said...

What an amazing cabin, I would love a challenge like that, looks like heaps of fun!
One of my fave getaway destinations would be France, was there ten years ago, and would love to take my Hubby there one day!
:) Flick

Ashley said...

My boyfriend and I went to a random small town, it wasn't so much where we went but it was being with him and enjoying our time off together. It all depends on who your with.

mindy said...

i love going to the adirondacks thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Heather said...

Favorite getaway? Rome!

lolamako said...

I'll pass on my favorite "dream" getaway and give you my favorite "real" getaway; When the tide is really low, there is a beach that appears inside this one harbor. It is quite and often deserted. I brought my dog there for his last outing when he was dying of cancer. It is a bittersweet spot I hope brings me happiness and good memories again someday.

Lolamako@gmail.com

wendy said...

I love the berkshires of New hampshire...

madamerkf at aol dot com

Raquelita said...

Oh my goodness, I would LOVE this book! We've just bought our first house - a quaint Victorian fixer-upper that we are planning to remodel. I'd love to steal some of her ideas!

One of my favorite getaway locations is Langkawi, an island off the northwest coast of Malaysia (my home country). We honeymooned there (at The Datai - the villas are highly recommended!) and loved the island so much that we returned 4 years later for another short break (and stayed at Bon Ton Resort - I could live there!)

Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

Karena said...

Wonderful giveaway! I love the beach or the lake anytime, brings back inspiration and rejuvenation.

Karena
Art by Karena

Montclairmom said...

I love this cottage, especially the green and white exterior. It is so similar to the cabins on Peaks Island, ME, our favorite place to go with our kids.

patriciaheld@mac.com

susan said...

this looks great please enter me thanks.

Teresa Hatfield said...

Love your blog!
My favorite place is anywhere there is a spa, a great view, a comfy bed, and fine room service with a good wine list.

www.splendidsass.blogspot.com

Lorena Mair loreley214@hotmail.com said...

wow, very interesting! My fav getaway location is my hometown - have not been there for ages and it is so beautiful and old in the Dolomites/Austria.

Becky said...

my favorite getaway would be a quiet mountain cabin but with great shopping not too far away. the book looks so interesting!

Mystica said...

I would love this for my niece who is just getting married (in August) and who will need all the help she can get.

Dawn said...

My favorite vacation spot is Gatlinburg in the Smokey Mountains.