Sunday, January 6, 2013

Frame-able calendar GIVEAWAY and a cute before and after

*** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND COMMENTS ARE CLOSED** The winner  by random drawing, was Mary who said, "What a beautiful kitchen!!!!! ;) and believe me, i NEED that calendar! :) xo" Congratulations Mary! Please shoot me an email at lemonademakinmama@comcast.net and I'll hook you up with Betsy to claim your prize!
 Last Summer, I got a call from my friend Betsy asking for prayer as their dishwasher had sprung a leak and caused some major water damage.  It was bad enough that an insurance adjuster had to come, and talk of a necessary kitchen renovation began.  She spent the better part of the following months Pinning kitchen inspiration and diving into a ton of DIY projects.  They painted their cabinets, replaced counter tops, reworked lighting, flooring and trim.  It was a huge undertaking but it feels like a completely different house now.  In the midst of all that, she created a wall calendar that works spectacularly for her family and the minute I saw it I looked at her and said, "Girl, you need to sell those."

She recently opened an Etsy shop where she sells these and has graciously offered to give one away to one of you guys!  I'm excited to have Betsy's shop as my first Fabulous Feature of the new Year!
 These are wonderful because Betsy is able to customize it if you want a different quote, colors, etc.  And the best part is that you're dealing with a personal friend of mine, so I can tell you that her work is amazing, and she is a sweetheart.  They are a nice, big 20x30" and slide easily into a 20x30" frame, then simply use with a dry erase pen and your life will be completely organized. (Okay that might be a slight exaggeration but it can't hurt to have it all in one place, right?)
  And because we all go crazy for before and afters... here are a few of her kitchen shots.  Keep in mind they did almost everything by themselves!  I am madly in love with her subway tile.  She used a gray grout and it's gorgeous.

 
 She ripped out a pantry area that they never used, and found this little peninsula cabinet at the restore.  It changed her kitchen's shape completely, and added extra counter space and seating.  They got their butcher block counters from Ikea. 
So... if you'd like to be entered to win one of Betsy's calendars, please leave a comment on this post.  For extra entries, feel free to Pin, Tweet, Facebook, Blog, or Instagram this giveaway but make sure and leave a separate comment for each one of those things!

We'll choose a random winner in a few days.

And if you know you want one of these right now, Betsy is offering a coupon code for a 20% discount good for the next two weeks!  Use LMM20 in her shop when you check out.






88 comments:

  1. ooh, it looks so good! i just put in white subway tiles and a new faucet!! some white subway tiles will always change things for the better!

    you're a sweet friend to brag about your bestie!

    and i was thinking of you the other day when my son got suspended for the second time in 2 weeks {once before xmas break and two days after he went back} not because yours is suspended, but just because. i hope you're doing well!

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  2. cute! i would love one of these boards! beautiful work :)

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  3. Love the new kitchen!! I would also love a calendar to keep me on my toes this year!

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  4. Love her subway tile w/gray grout. Beautiful! And what a great calendar! I would love one of these!

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  5. What a great calendar-I would love to own one! Thank you for the opportunity to win! :)

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  6. I pinned your post: http://pinterest.com/pin/4855512070413755/

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  7. Those scream organized!! Love!!!! Kitchen is great too: )

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  8. LOVE, love, love the calendar. The kitchen looks like a totally different space - beautiful.

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  9. Love the calendar! Couldn't be purchasing or winning for a better person! Would love a calendar like this!

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  10. she did a great job. love that subway tile. i'm trying not to covet...i really am. yay betsy!

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  11. That's a great transformation! I love the butcher block with the white, so over granite! Thanks for the chance to win such a useful and efficient message center/calendar!

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  12. Wow what a wonderful kitchen reno! It looks so much lighter and brighter now. Bummer they had to deal with damage, but how wonderful that out of that they got this beautiful new kitchen!

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  13. I love this calendar! It's "Pottery Barn" ish.... Hugs, Margie

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  14. I love the before and after pictures. My kitchen needs an over haul but i really don't have the energy! i would enjoy te calendar if happen to win it. Thanks for the offer.

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  15. I would love one of those cute calendars!!

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  16. That is so awesome. I would love this, gone instagram to friends as I know a few who would want this too! Donna

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  17. love this idea! We have a huge dry erase board in our kitchen but my calendar lines are always getting erased. This would be awesome.
    thanks for a chance to win.

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  18. love the calendar! and an amazing transformation in her kitchen! I hope you are doing well in the new year!

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  19. Love the calendar and her kitchen - would love to win :)

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  20. I love that calendar so much!

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  21. Love the calendar what a great idea!!

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  22. I love that calendar!! I need it with our busy 6-person family!

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  23. I also pinned it, thanks so much for the chance to win!! Gorgeous kitchen too!

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  24. Just what our crazy house needs! SO cute!

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  25. I love that bold color rug in her kitchen!

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  26. i saw this on pinterest and loved it. such an amazing idea!!! right up my alley. also? AMAZING new kitchen!!

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  27. Her kitchen looks so great in the after picture. Her calendars are awesome too!

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  28. That kitchen is gorgeous and I LOVE that calendar!!! It's exactly what I need as I prepare to go back to work after being home with my little men for the past 4 years:o( This year I am determined to get organized!!!

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  29. What a great idea! I love this calendar! bethany.bryen84@gmail.com

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  30. The calendar is great and the kitchen looks fabulous. I love that you can keep the same cabinets and make them look totally different.

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  31. This calender is just fabulous! I have a thing for organization and this would fit the bill perfectly for my kitchen!! Great idea! Love your blog. Thanks for the inspiration~ Susan

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  32. I just stared following you on Instagram. You share some fabulous ideas and your photos are beautiful! We also have a new black lab so I will share any helpful hints I have with you! I can tell you that I am madly in love with him but he is a handful(: Susan

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  33. Betsy, youre a genius!!


    -stacy
    stacyleaw@yahoo.com

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  34. Love the calendar and the kitchen Rocks!! What a great way to start off 2013 in a more organized way. Thanks for Sharing!

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  35. I love the new kitchen and the calender. I would love to have one! Thanks for sharing...

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  36. Love your friends new kitchen! Would also love to win the calendar, what a great idea!

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  37. Totally cute calendar! My mudroom could use this!!
    Jenny

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  38. This is my third home of my married life and each one has needed a new kitchen.......sigh. Oh well, I am very thankful to have a kitchen!! Anyway, your friends' kitchen is beautiful...love those subway tiles, and pendant lights!!

    Super great calendar too!! I'm all about being organized!!!

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  39. Awesome calendar, I could use some help organizing this year., I am drooling over her subway tile and those countertops... Nice Redo

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  40. I am drooling. What a fabulous makeover!

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  41. Love the makeover and the calendar!

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  42. I like the kitchen remodel, it's beautiful. I do like the rich color of the wood in the "before" pictures. Maybe I'm not familiar with the new trends. Can anyone tell me what makes painting wood cabinets the "in thing" right now? (Thanks!)I like the clean, trendy look of the new kitchen, and the cupboard knobs are the kind I would shop for for my own kitchen!

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    1. I'd say it is all personal preference. Some like the look of wood, others paint. Not wrong choice as long as you go with something you like. (smile)

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  43. Looks amazing and LOVE the calendar! So clean and fresh and modern and perfect.

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  44. What a cute calender! This would look great in my kitchen :)

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  45. I love this story, Thank the Lord the dishwasher failed!!!!! Right? The new kitchen is glorious and I love the fact this couple did the work themselves. Every aspect of this made me smile. Oh the things God can fool us with!
    I love the calendar, and believe me, I need to get organized. Please put my name in the hat!
    Thanks
    Ter'e

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  46. That calendar is such a great idea. I need that in my busy life!!

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  47. What a great idea! Love the calendar. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  48. What a great calendar, and I love the kitchen renovation!!

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  49. I pinned it!! Would love to win, as I currently have 3 separate boards to keep me organized...one would be better!

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  50. I need a kitchen renovation, these are great ideas!! Especially the countertops. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. I do love a good before and after! And I could use all the organization help I can get, what a cute way to be functional!!!

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  52. Love the before & after! So pretty.

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  53. Love the calender. Great way to remind us that His love never fails...my theme for 2013!

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  54. now THIS appeals to my list makers heart for sure!! anything to help me organize this year
    I really love that you can put a quote on it...you know i love words and quotes:)
    the kitchen is really pretty too:)
    hey sash...been thinking of you;)
    xo

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  55. I also pinned it to my "organization" board on Pinterest.

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  56. what a beautiful kitchen!!!!! ;)
    and believe me, i NEED that calendar! :)
    xo

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  57. I would love this calendar!!! Seriously was just thinking that I needed something for this new year!

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  58. Love the calendar! I know it would get lots of use at my house. Betsy's kitchen makes my heart beat a little faster. Does she have a blog with more info/pictures of her kitchen reno?

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  59. SIGH, if only I was organized. ;)

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  60. Sash! I can see why you love blogging!! So many kind words and so much encouragement!! Thanks for all the LOVE LMM peeps!

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  61. Love the calendar! And love, love, love the kitchen renovation. Insipres me to get moving on a plan for my own kitchen!

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  62. Wow, this really puts the FUN in FUNctional! I'd love to have it... if my daughter doesn't requisition it for her room!

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  63. I don't know if you actually get to read the comments on a post like this (when there are so many) but, I kid you not, as I scrolled down the page, I was singing in my head "Your love never fails, it never gives up, never runs out on me..." :) And then there it was on that calendar! Clearly, I am supposed to have one. :) It is lovely!! As is her kitchen!

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    1. I read every comment girly... ALWAYS, even when there are lots of them. Love you readers to death and your words always mean a lot to me. :)

      Love that song!!

      Blessings,
      Sasha

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  64. The kitchen looks amazing and I just love the calendar!
    Lyndsay

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  65. i could really use this- i am trying to get organized!
    Tonya

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