DIY Blogger House–Parade of Homes Ticket giveaway

This giveaway is now closed!

Hey guys!  Any of you locals interested in winning TWO tickets to the Salt Lake City Parade of Homes?  I have a couple to give to my readers!  The Parade of Homes runs through August 18th and I would love to be able to send one of you and a friend out to see the DIY Blogger house, aptly named “The Annabella” which is the #12 house of the tour.  Not sure what I am talking about because you are new here?  See here for more details…The DIY Blogger House.


This giveaway is going to be a quick one.  I will run it only for a couple of days so the winner will have a couple of weekends to be able to find a time to head out to the Parade of homes.

To enter simply leave a comment here telling us why you would love to go to the Parade of Homes…specifically the DIY Blogger House ;)!!  That is it.  One entry per person please.

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Disclosure: I was provided tickets to the Parade of Homes as part of my compensation for participation in the DIY Blogger House.  However all opinions and statements are mine.  Giveaway will close on August 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm MT and a winner will be selected via  The winner will have 24 hours to claim the tickets or a new winner will be selected.

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I have some fun news! Woot Woot!  I am pretty excited and humbled at some of the fun opportunities this blog has opened up for me and am super happy about this latest one.

I am lucky to be teaming up with Daybreak Utah, Bangerter Homes and Brian Clark, from Brian Clark Designs (an award winning interior designer) to build and design a home that will then be a part of the Utah Parade of Homes in August.  Pretty fun right?!  I know!

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image credit: Crap I’ve Made

I will also be working with some of my blogging friends who have become amazing and supportive friends in real life. 

Shelley Smith- The House of Smiths .com

Jen Hadfield- Tatertots and Jello .com

Lara Garner- Less Cake {More Frosting} .com

Char Coester- Crap I’ve Made .com

I just LOVE these ladies.  It is crazy to think that I would have never met them had it not been for blogging. 


Aly, Char, Jen, Shelley, Lara, Me, Cameron, and Kathy

image credit: Daybreak

On Friday, we headed down to Daybreak to be a small part of the Breathing Space Blogger Conference that was being held there. 


We joined them for a fun Stepford Wives themed dinner, where we were able to make the announcement about this fun DIY Blogger House. 


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The dinner was lovely and I was able to meet up with some old blogging friends while also meeting and connecting with new ones!

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image credit: Daybreak

And some of you may know my love for the show Survivor.  It is the only television show my husband and I watch faithfully.  So imagine how excited I was to be able to listen to Dawn from the last season share with us some inspirational stories!!

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image credit: Daybreak


Char, Megan, Me, Jen

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We are jumping right in and I for sure will keep you update on our status as the building and design of the home progresses. 

I am so excited to be able to work on building this home from the ground up.  This is the first home building project I have ever worked on.  The home we are in now is 35 years old.  So it will be nice to have all the fun and NEW details to work on and not have to pay for it! haha!

We will have less than 90 days to work with the home builder to develop and implement a concept in time for the Parade of Homes judging on August 1st. The home will be revealed to the general public during the Parade of Homes which begins on August 3rd and runs through August 18th. The home will be available for sale once the Parade of Homes has ended.

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image credit: Crap I’ve Made

Here is the freshly broken ground where the home will eventually stand!


I would love for you to follow along with us on the new little adventure…The House that Bloggers Built!

*Disclaimer–I am receiving compensation to participate in the DIY Blogger House.  However all opinions, thoughts and statements are my own.


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