Tuesday, March 27, 2012

GST is 3! A Guest Post and GIVEAWAY! Phew!

I awoke this morning and felt like I was forgetting something. Then I remembered.  Today is Gorgeous Shiny Thing's 3 year Blogiversary.  I had thought about what I would do for this post last week and then it slipped my mind.  I don't think I every celebrated a Blogiversary to date, so this morning I decided to change that. 


First off, I can't believe I am actually still blogging.  I started this as a way to reconnect with design. Having taken off the past year and a half off to raise my babies, I felt fulfilled in the motherhood department, but there was a hole in my creative department.  I started posting things I liked and painting the crap out of my house.  I had no idea what I was doing. (See my lame first post here. I couldn't even upload a photo right, I think those were added later.) I also posted like 5 times that day. Anyhow, I quickly met so many amazing people that encouraged me, gave me their honest opinions and shared many common ideas and made me laugh.   I can't tell you how much I truly love this little place on the web!

 I had no idea that I would make so many friends through this blog. One of which I need to make a big shout out to, the designing powerhouse Amber of Amber Interiors whom I happen to be guest blogging over at today.
Please hop over and visit her, I will be playing "Babe Behind the Blog" 
and baring my soul and my thin skin.
A big thank you for having me Amber!



This blog also lead to many new clients and the start of O'verlays- a business I owe it's entire growth to bloggers and readers like you.  

Thank you for all your support these past 3 years.  For listening to my crazy rants, for watching me paint everything in my entire fucking house-twice, maybe three times, and for just being there.   I have no idea what is to come, or where this blog will take me, but I do know I am so glad I stuck with it-(with a few breaks here and there, not gonna lie, I need a break sometimes).  

So now for the fun stuff, 
a GIVEAWAY! 
I wish I could be all Oprahlike and give you all cars and shit- but I am working with what I got which means O'verlays and a pair pillow covers from my super awesome biz partner and seamstress Cheryle Rhuda.  She was super sweet and wanted to jump into this giveaway too.

Here is what is up for grabs.
  Choose one of the following NEW-( Not even on the website yet!!!) O'verlays packages 
and your choice of a pair of pillow covers.

Three winners will be chosen at random this Friday at noon.
Please leave a comment below with your choice of Overlays Package AND Pillow choice.
Extra entries if you tweet, FB or like, follow, etc. all that good stuff, you know the drill...

Package A:

2 Sets of our new "Pippa" Kits for Malm or Rast.

(Please specify if you want a pair of syle #1, #2 or #3 and  if you want MALM or RAST)
Style #1

Style #2

Style #3

Package B:

6 panels of the Double Greek Key panels for MALM or RAST
(Please specify MALM or RAST)


PACKAGE C:
3 panels of the "Kate" Quatrefoil for RAST



AND CHOOSE ONE PAIR OF PILLOW COVERS BELOW:
(Please be sure to visit Cheryle's The whole Nine Yards Etsy Shop  
and check out all her other great pillows!)

Pillow A:
With Rust or White piping

 Pillow B:

 Pillow C:

 Pillow D:


 Pillow E:


Thank you all again!!!! You are the reason I do this!

XOXO
Danika

Udpate, WINNERS:






133 comments:

Megan said...

That's an impressive giveaway! Love the new O'verlay options!

KimPN said...

I am truly crushing on all of the O'verlays products and plan on using them on 3 of my pieces here and on some client pieces. Regarding the giveaway, I'd like "package B" and "pillow D", please! Thanks!

Erin said...

I love your new products! Awesome giveaway and awesome blog. Happy Birthday!!!

Erin said...

I love your new products! Awesome giveaway and awesome blog. Happy Birthday!!!

BaBy J said...

I just put up the O'verlay I ordered around my dining room table yesterday, so easy and fast!!! I had a small strip left and used it for my bathroom cabinet! Great touch! I would LOVE package A, style #3 and Pillow D please :) Thank you!!!
kirkorianj@hotmail.com

Cheryll said...

OMG such a fab giveaway! I would love to have package B for Malm and Pillow A with white piping! Happy Blogiversary!!

Cheryll said...

I'm following you on Google...

Cheryll said...

I liked GST on FB. Thanks again!

Connie said...

These new O'verlays are fabulous! I would love to have O'verlays package A style #3 and pillow E!

Jenn said...

First of all I LOVE your blog!!

I would choose O'verlay Package C and Pillow A.

I have also followed your blog and liked you on facebook.

Amazing giveaway and congrats on 3 years!!!

Emily said...

I love the Overlay's! I need you to start selling those corner brackets you blogged about recently.

I would pick package A (Rast), style 1, and pillow C!

Happy Anniversary!

Maury Kilgo said...

I love Package C and Pillow D!

Maury Kilgo said...

I'm a new follower! Happy Blogiversary!

Maury Kilgo said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!
https://twitter.com/#!/LifeonMarsBlog/status/184658119681519616

Bromeliad said...

Happy Blogiversary. It's been an entertaining three years.

Sarah said...

I'd love to have Option #2 Double Greek Key for Malm and the Purple Ikat-style pillow (the last one). What a great blog! I follow O'Verlays, and now you too!

Skittle said...

I love package C and pillow C!!!

mrs. olson said...

I would like package A for the Rast and either pillow A or E. And I LOVE Gorgeous Shiny Things!!!

LeslieSorg said...

Wow! I so want Overlays for our new Ikea furniture in our bedroom. I'd love the Package B Overlays for Malm, and Pillow E would amazing with our purple and red decor!

Ann said...

I love Package A, Style C for a RAST and Pillow C. Great Giveaway!!

Ann said...

I also just started following you blog. I love Package A, Style C for a RAST and Pillow C.

Ann said...

and I like you on facebook. fingers frossed!!! :) I love Package A, Style C for a RAST and Pillow C.

allyschultz said...

Loving Package C and Pillow A with the rust piping!

Happy blogiversary!

LindsB said...

Happy HAPPY Blogiversary to you!!! I am so happy you started to blog as you always give me endless and endless ideas, laughs and inspiration!

ALSO, I need those Pippa Overlays- get them on the site already :) My Umbrella stand is itching to be finished already and I think those are exactly what I need!!

Sadie + Stella said...

Ahhh you spoil us!! Quatrefoil please and Pillow A!!! I cannot live without them! Fingers crossed!

jenndudley said...

Happy anniversary!! What a fabulous giveaway. My favorites are option 3 and pillow e. Thanks so much!!!

Annie said...

LOVE the Pippa style #3 for Malm and Pillow "C." I have to tell you, your blog is one of my favorites because you are absolutely fearless with color and I so aspire to that. Thank you!

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

Wow what a great giveaway!! Package A, style #3 for MALM and pillow E, please! XO

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Congrats...what an amazing ride it's been! You have the most amazing projects here and your business is taking off like a rocket! You deserve to bask in the glory a little (c: Apparently, I'm an "A" kind of girl, because Rast option A and pillow A are calling my name! Keep it comin' and thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

April said...

Package A style #3 and pillow A with white piping. This is a great giveaway. Your O'verlays are genious!

Megan said...

ohhh happy blog birthday! I'm all about package c and pillow d!

Unknown said...

I love style number 3 with a Malm dresser! I also love Pillow E!!

Unknown said...

Congratulations!! I love package B (MALM) and pillow E!

hulu & roto said...

LOL I love that you type like you speak 'and shit'. Awesome. MALM Style #3 + Pillow A please!

kelleyp said...

my goodness i can't decide on the o'verlays yet! love them all. going with pillow E.
love this giveaway
Kelley

kelleyp said...

I'm on board with following you!
kelley

erica said...

love package A style 3 and pillow A with rust piping!

also, "liked" on facebook

thanks so much!

micahcha said...

All of the Overlays are fantastic, but I would definitely have to choose Pippa in Style#3. And for the pillows, I love Pillow B.

micahcha said...

I posted the giveaway on Facebook.

micahcha said...

I Tweeted about the giveaway.

gypsy june said...

ooooo yay. package a style 1 for rast. andd hmmm pillow d or e can't decide which... D.

gypsy june said...

I have followed you.

gypsy june said...

FB liked.

Alexis said...

hello! i love your site! i would love package a style #3, and pillow a with rust piping. I work at ikea and i tell people about your website all the time!

j evans said...

I want package B and pillow D. When will this be available for sale? I just put overlays on my kitchen cabinets and it looks awesome!

Siobhan said...

Package C and Pillow E

Siobhan said...

Package C and Pillow E

runnrnell said...

Happy blogaversary!! LOVE the new designs, and if I'm the lucky winner i'd love the poppa, design B and pillow set E.

Kristin said...

These are awesome! Pillow D and Package #1 for Rast, Style 3, although it was really hard to decide.

Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy said...

I love the quatrefoil so thats what I would choose for sure! Also pillow E, purple is my favorite! Happy blogiversary Danika!

Jamie said...

Love, love package C and Pillow D

Megan said...

Forget to leave my preferences: Package B for Malm and Pillow D.

Catie said...

Happy year 3 !! Love your blog & would love package A, Style 1, Pillow A. Thanks!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Congrats girl! I don't even know how long I've been at it. I want the last pillows in lavender!! So pretty!

Jess said...

Happy Anniversary!

I am really digging package B - Rast, and pillow A with white piping.

Congratulations!

Jess
Temporary Living
http://temporarylivingblog.blogspot.com/

Crystal said...

Package C and Pillow A with white piping!!!

I love your overlays!

Lizzie @ PrettyCityThings said...

Happy Blogiversary! Awesome giveaway - I'd pick package C and pillow E if I won. Love the new designs. :)

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

greek key # 3 (rast) and pillow C, please!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! I love package B (Rast) and pillow E.

Agnes said...

WOW!!! I absolutely LOVE this giveaway!!! I'd pick package A for Malm and Pillow B... So perfect!!!

Thanks!!!
Agnes

Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} said...

AMAZING GIVEAWAY. Everything is so perfect it's hard to choose! Since I must, I pick Package A in style 3, and pillow A with white piping. Absolutely to die for. Congrats on the 3 year blogiversary and all your success!
Tiffany
thedesignerlifestyle@gmail.com

Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} said...

Just liked you on facebook for an extra entry! Good luck everyone!
Tiffany
thedesignerlifestyle@gmail.com

ROK said...

Tough call really, I think Overlays package A, #3. and Pillow E.

Happy birthday!

therelishedroost said...

YAY Overlays!! We are so psyched over your company! Since I use to do decorative finishes I am excited to use your products to create some great pieces!!
I would love Package 3 and pillow B!!

Thanks for your generosity!

classic • casual • home said...

LOVED your interview at Amber's....excited about your new store...how fun is the Greek key on stair risers!

I would love to win Package A and Pillow E.

classic • casual • home said...

PS Just visited the Whole Nine Yards and bookmarked it!

Laurie said...

Happy Day! I hope I win - love love love your blog.

Trissta said...

Holy yummy. I would LOVEEEE to have Package A in the MALM style. Along with pillow E. I can envision all sorts of loveliness going on with these beautys in my home already. <3

Much Love,
Trissta

Buster said...

I love Package B for the Malm with Pillow D!!

Trissta said...

I shared your giveaway on Twitter. :) @trisstal

Much Love,
Trissta

Trissta said...

And I shared it on my facebook page @Living on the Chic.

Much Love,
Trissta

Barbara said...

Love your blog! I would choose "Kate" and Pillow E. Thanks!!

Kathleen said...

Package A, option 1 for Malm with pillow E, please.

Happy anniversary!

Adrianne said...

I LOVE style #2 for RAST & pillow A with white piping...fabulous!

Thanks for the chance to win!

kellygirlsf said...

I love the overlays!
Package C and Pillow D.

Iram said...

I would love package B for malm & pillow A with rust piping.

OliviaKyle said...

Package B for malm and then pillow c! Love this!

Bobo said...

Love them all, and its so hard to choose! Package A, Style #3 for Malm and Pillow A.

Bobo said...

Love them all, and its so hard to choose! Package A, Style #3 for Malm and Pillow A.

cleanuponaisle6 said...

Package A Rast Style #1
Pillow D so hard to decide...love all the designs!!

Bethany said...

Wowza! In love. Package C and pillow D.
Happy 3rd birthday!

Lily said...

Omgosh...such an amazing giveaway !! Would LOVE a pair of the new Pippa... Package A style #1 for MALM and pillow E !!

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Lily said...

Following you on twitter too !!

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Lily said...

Following O'verlays on twitter too !

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Lily said...

Liked O'verlays on Facebook too !

xxLily
goldandgray.com

dandelion said...

I would love to win package B and pillow E

Jenny said...

What a great giveaway! I would choose package B for the Rast and pillow set A. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Jenny said...

I am also now following your blog!

suzyq said...

Wow - what a great give away - I would love love love Pillow B
and Style 3 of the overlays Greek Key
Crossing my fingers!
Hugs,
Suzan

SHERRY HART said...

First and foremost a huge congrats for 3 years! I have only been going for 2 and somedays I got nuthin......but keep plugging along! Great giveaway.....if I won then I would have to go buy a dresser :).....but I will! And I am liking the black and white pillow.......

Suzanne@arlingtonhomeinteriors said...

Congratulations for 3 years blogging! I am a new blogger and you are an inspiration to me to keep on going! I would love the Malm Double Greek Key panels and the Purple E pillow. Thanks for the game! Suzanne

Kecia said...

Wow! Fab prizes! Ok, the Pippa style #1 (rast) are great! And I so love the Pillow B!

xx
Kecia

http://www.couturezooblog.com/

Megan said...

Hook a mutha up! I'll have Package C with Pillow A PLEASE?

Serendipity said...

Happy blogoversary! Love the new "Kate" quatrefoil design and pillow D. Following your tweets!

Serendipity said...

I "like" O'verlays on FB! NEED the new "Kate" quatrefoil design and pillow D.

Serendipity said...

I'm a Google friend! Would love the new Kate quatrefoil package and Pillow Set D.

Jasmine said...

I am a google friend! Not to mention you are my go-to in my blog roll.. Happy Blogoversary!

I'd like Package D - Quatrefoil for Rast and Pillow Set D

Brandy said...

Happy blogiversary! First off: I love your blog! Your eye candy is a daily for me :)

I just so happen to have a RAST dresser who would loooove some Kate Quatrefoil panels and a couch who has been begging for some new pillows (...like A) for some time now.

Brandy said...

I'm a google follower :)

Brandy said...

...and a FB follower.

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

Brandy said...

Happy blogiversary! Your eye candy is a daily read for me :D

I just so happen to have a RAST dresser who would loooove a set of Kate Quatrefoil panels and a couch who has been begging for some new pillows like A. Thanks for three years of inspiration!

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Cynthia Sandoval said...

SERIOUSLY THANK YOU FOR BEING MY PROCRASTINATION GO TO BLOG! (everyone needs a blog to go to when they dont want to study!)
I would LOVE package C and pillow C. I am also a FB follower

KEEP inspiring!!

BréBri said...

Package B for a malm and Pillow E pls. OMG if i won this i would be so ecstatic!

Trish F. said...

Recently discovered O'verlays and now my little brain is just churning with possibilities! Nice of you to do a giveaway (happy blogversary!). If I won, I'd love the quatrefoil design (package C), and pillow A with white trim.

Smokey's Daughter said...

So happy to have found you! You brighten my day. If I am chosen I love package A #1 and Pillow A with Rust. Thanks!

Jordan - Queen of LA! said...

i am about to faint over overlays package 3. i had no idea yall were doing quatrefoil! i cant wait to pick some up!

as for the pillows - i think good old black and white ikat - pillow a - is my favorite! with white piping :)

so exciting!

jordanmarisasilverman at gmail dot com

Anna said...

package C pillow E!!! they're so lovely!!

alsederberg@gmail.com

(Eileen) a creative day said...

Friggin sweet giveaway! So excited!

Package B Malm and pillow A for shiz..

xoxo
eileen
www.acreativedayblog.com

(Eileen) a creative day said...

I follow you. DUH

(Eileen) a creative day said...

I shared on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Creative-Day/107063942695124?ref=tn_tnmn

Becca | Lowlife Couture said...

I am a new follower (but avid reader!)

Becca | Lowlife Couture said...

I love them all but think option 3 is my favorite!

Becca | Lowlife Couture said...

oops sorry sent to soon! Malm, and option A for pillows would look great in my living room! I tweeted too (@beccsjones)

Becca | Lowlife Couture said...

Like you on favebook too!

Theresa McCabe said...

happy blogiversary :) package A and Pillow C please! thank you!

Marti said...

Love your Overlays. RFeally admire the Chiang Mai dragon you painted. Impressive! I love the Pippa overlays and the pillow A design. I follow you from my blog, black and bleu. www.blackandbleudesigns.blogspot.com
Marti

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

Oh goodness! I love this giveaway!! The Greek key style #1 for the Malm dresser is my favorite along with Pillow A. Fingers crossed!!

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

I follow your blog via GFC!

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

I favorited the Etsy shop.

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

Liked O'verlays on the 'book! So excited!!

XO
Anna
http://www.anewfoundtreasure.com

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

Happy Anniversary!! Such fun stuff here. I would flip if I won!! Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful things.

Kimberly @ Red Shutters said...

Happy anniversary!

I'd vote for a, style 1 for malm, and those gorgeous c pillows.

Thanks for writing, I so enjoy your creativity and energy!

aeris506 said...

If ONLY I lived a little closer I would SOOOO apply for your design assistant position!

I would be psyched to win Package C and Pillow D.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

sixswans said...

Style 1 and pillow c would make me very happy!!

ombdesigns said...

Hi Danika,
I'm so excited about your giveaway! Happy 3 years!
If I win, I would LUV the OPTION B with the 'Malm' and pillow A with white piping!
Fingers crossed!...and thank you!
Olga

ombdesigns@gmail.com
p.s. thanks for the O'verlay sample you sent! I live in Peabody... & would love to work with you!

(Eileen) a creative day said...

I've shared on Twitter!

https://twitter.com/#!/eileenebeaver
You need to check out @DanikaHerrick giveaway... I want to win!!! fingers crossed :-) http://gorgeousshinythings.blogspot.ca/2012/03/gst-is-3-guest-post-and-giveaway-phew.html

(Eileen) a creative day said...

I follow the overlay's blog :-)

(Eileen) a creative day said...

I liked overlays on the book

Alanna said...

Danika - Congratulations on three years! I love your blog, your creative styling and your jump-in-and-go attitude! And what an AWESOME giveaway! I like pkg A for Malm, style C and pillow A with white piping.
Just read your job post and wish I lived closer! (I'm on the WC) Here's to you and hoping you find a good right hand!

Vmomma said...

Happy Anniversary!
Pack B and Pillow A!

Kaitlyn said...

I love your blog! Just stumbled upon it and I am throughly impressed. I would love to receive Package C and pillow D. Fingers Crossed!

Kaitlyn said...

I love your blog! Package C and Pillow D are my favorite. Fingers crossed!

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