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Name Our Workshop, Win My Book!

Hello friends! How are you doing today? Have you had a nice week? I've been busy but am doing well. I wrote a foreword for a new book coming out in the Spring, by Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau, and I started working on the curriculum with my friend Steffi for a weekend workshop that we will have in my home studio space in December on the 8th and 9th in Hannover, Germany. AND WE NEED A NAME FOR IT! Help us, bloggers!

Can you help? I thought it would be fun to ask readers for a name. The workshop will be for those looking for inspiration and ideas for their blogs with a focus on beginning a new year with confidence, creativity and joy. I am teaming up with journalist and blogger, Steffi Luxat, from and together, we will lead you on an inspirational journey - we'll visit some of my favorite places for inspiration locally, we'll hang out in my home talking, sharing and eating, and we'll do a little shopping together, too. It's going to be all about love, joy, happiness, creativity, courage and finding your style and voice and then, communicating it with passion. What do you think, any names for this workshop pop into mind?

I tell you what, if we choose your name for my workshop, I'll personally sign and send a copy of Decorate Workshop, my upcoming book, to you! It will be my gift to thank you for helping us finding a great day for our special retreat.

I will post registration - but if you want to come, please email me right away so I can reserve a ticket for you since we can only fit 14 people max and the workshop is for two days so you have to be available on December 8 & 9 for both full days. You can me if you are interested: holly at

In addition to planning our inspirational workshop for bloggers, I've been working on writing all of the lessons for my e-course that kicks off on Monday, October 8th. Students logged in today and are getting settled in, which is so exciting because I love the energy in our virtual classroom. In this class, I have guest teachers from By Fryd and Nicole Balch from and together, we will set your blogging hearts on fire! The focus is to get in good blogging shape so when 2013 rolls around, you can face a new year of blogging your way with confidence and courage, style and finesse. It's my last online class for this year, though I'll teach again in March/April online, but no two classes are identical so if you want to take Boot Camp, because we only have a few seats left and will close registration on Sunday night, October 7th.

Okay so back to our blogging retreat in December - any ideas for a cute name anyone!? If we pick your name, you win a copy of Decorate Workshop and for some reason, if more than one of you have the same great name, we'll pick the first person who commented with the idea to be fair, okay? Thank you all soooo much! Contest Ends October 10th!

(image: holly becker)

Win a Seat To My Anthropologie Crafting Class in Berlin!

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to share a fun contest though I realize that few can enter because it's for an event taking place in Berlin this Friday! BUT, if you happen to live nearby and want to take part, please read on... To celebrate Anthropologie's new (they now ship free to Germany if you spend 75 € or more), they will present a special Anthropologie pop up cafe at the lovely in Berlin for ONE WEEK ONLY from November 23 - 28th. How cool is THAT, Germany!?

As part of this very special event, I have been invited to teach a gift wrapping class on November 25th (Yes, THIS Friday!) in their pop up space at Barcomi's Cafe from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and I can't wait! All are allowed to visit (of course) and hang out with us but only 8 will have a seat in my crafty corner while I teach you one-on-one how to wrap your presents with personality using found papers, ribbons, rubber stamps, masking tape and other crafty things. I'll bring the supplies, and you can take the things that you make home with you, too. Along with my special two hour class, we'll chat over homemade Barcomi's cakes and coffee (or tea) and each of my 8 special winners will receive a 25 € gift card to shop Anthropologie online. How fun is that!?

If you'd like to join us, please enter by:

1.) LIKING on Facebook


2.) for their newsletter and finally...

3.) Leave a comment below with your name (first/last) and why you'd like to take my class. It's that simple!

I'll draw the winning names on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 and you will be ed by email on Wednesday IF YOU HAVE WON. Please only ENTER IF YOU CAN ATTEND THE CLASS otherwise this special contest and offer is not valid and will be awarded to another person.

I can't wait to see you on Friday - remember ENTER TODAY!

(image: holly becker)

Win a Signed Copy of Decorate!

Hello friends! My UK publisher, , is giving away three signed copies of the UK version (blue cover and end papers with quotes with writer/designer Rita Konig's living room) of Decorate and I am hosting the contest right here on cattledogs to give all of my lovely readers a change to win. This hardbound book has nearly 300 pages and is packed with 1,000 ideas and loads of inspiration from creatives worldwide, including some of my blog colleagues, along with gorgeous photography by the one and only . The photos are so light and bright -- and I'm sure you'll really love it if you're a fan of cattledogs as so much of my design aesthetic is part of of this book. I also included a massive directory in the back containing years worth of blogging research to point you to the best of the best when it comes to interiors accessories, art, design, furniture, I even composed a must-read list pointing you to some of my favorite blogs. This comment to win contest is open to all but you may only enter once and to qualify, you must leave a comment that links to your blog or email so that I can find you in case you win. Please answer this question below in the comments section, only once, along with your first name, city and country. The question is: What would you love to see/read more about on cattledogs in the future?

Remember: One entry per person, answer the question I've asked about, leave your name, city, country and your answer in the comments section, and good luck!

Winners will be selected at random using and announced on Tuesday, April 26th! Winners will win one copy of Decorate (UK version) signed by me, shipped by Jacqui Small Publishing.

Contest closes at midnight GMT+1 time on April 25, 2011.

(images: Holly Becker for cattledogs)

Pottery Barn Gift Card Winners!

I'd like to thank all who entered the cattledogs/ $100 Gift Card Contest! With 1,605 entries collected in less than one week (wow!), the only way to choose winners fair and square was to use and so here are the 5 winners -- each will receive a $100 gift card to be used at Pottery Barn.

Drum roll please...

Winners who will receive a $100 Pottery Barn gift card are:

  • #991 Cary, Atlanta, GA
  • #608 Nicole, Savannah, GA
  • #372 Kate, Boston, MA
  • #24, Susan, Orlando, FL
  • #1289, Lisa, Austin, TX


If your name appears above, I will be ing you for your complete name and mailing address today. Please reply to my email to claim your prize by April 29th. If I do not hear from you by then, another winner will be selected at random in your place and ed and you will not be awarded with your gift card -- so please reply asap! I'd like to thank ALL who participated in this giveaway, and a special thanks to Pottery Barn for making this all happen!

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Win Pottery Barn Gift Cards

Spring is here and I don't know about you, but I'm in the mood to do a little shopping! Are you ready to win a $100 gift card from ? I've teamed up with Pottery Barn to host a special Spring contest and hope that you'll participate because we have FIVE $100 gift cards to giveaway! The details are below so please read them carefully because your entry may not qualify unless you follow them closely. Thank you!

  • Prize: $100 Gift Card from to use on anything in stock, including sale items! If you've been saving up for a big ticket item, you can also apply your gift card to something valued at over $100.
  • Winners: FIVE
  • To Qualify: No anonymous entries will be accepted. If you live outside of the US, you must have a US address for Pottery Barn to ship your gift card to as they won't deliver to you otherwise. If you do not have a US address, you cannot enter this contest (sorry, it's just how they roll). One entry per household. If you've won a cattledogs contest in the past 12 months you are ineligible.
  • Entry Details: Comment on this post below using your valid email address as that is the email I will use to you if you win. Don't worry, it will not be published in your actual comment, only I can see it. In the body of the comment you must list your first name, city, state, and then add what you'd like to use the gift card on from Pottery Barn if you win (up to 3 items). Please include a link to the product/s but do not post the link without first converting it into a link to shorten it. All links must work, so please double check them. If you do not include a tinyurl link your entry is not valid.
  • Giveaway Ends: Enter between now and Monday, April 19, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
  • Special Notes: Winners will be selected using . All who read this blog are eligible ONLY if you have a US shipping address since your card will be delivered via first-class mail. Gift cards can be redeemed at any Pottery Barn®, pottery barn kids®, PBteen®, West Elm®, Williams-Sonoma®, or Williams-Sonoma Home® stores, online, in-store or by phone.

Ready? Set? Go! Remember one entry per household!

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West Elm Winners

It's time to announce the five winners of the cattledogs West Elm Giveaway! If your name appears below please double check that the comment number and the city/state is also a match. You have until January 31st to me via email (holly AT to claim your gift card. In your email please include your full (legal) name and mailing address so that I can pass on this information to who will take it from there. I'd like to thank ALL who participated in this giveaway but of course, we could only have five winners so...drum roll please!

Winners who will receive a $75 West Elm gift card according to

  • #49 Cheryl Oz, Lincoln Park, Michigan
  • #868 Kara, Cardiff By The Sea, CA
  • #976 Brigitte, Chicago, IL
  • #1008 Merrilee, South Pasadena, CA
  • #1017 Bree, Las Vegas, NV


And last but certainly not least, I'd like to personally thank West Elm for supporting cattledogs and for your generous gift card giveaway. I hope to work with you on another giveaway in the future!

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