Two Year Blogiversary Giveaway

Yup, today marks the second anniversary of Domestic Imperfection. Two whole years! I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around what this little blog of mine has become. When I started Domestic Imperfection Elijah was a baby and I had a lot of free time on my hands. So I worked on my house and read blogs about working on houses, cause that’s what I enjoyed. Then one day I said to myself  “Self, the stuff you do is as good as what these internet people do”, then I googled “how to start a blog” and signed up for blogger. I thought about my blog name for about five minutes, if that. It didn’t really matter because I wasn’t planning on telling anyone about it, I was just… bored I guess. I loved staying home but missed the adult interaction and conversation I used to have everyday at work (still do actually)… so I talked to my computer screen instead (still do actually, lol).  Over the course of a couple of months I wrote a few posts that no one read….and then one day I got a comment. Someone read what I wrote…and they liked it! This was kinda fun. So I kept blogging, and I kept getting comments and I decided that I loved it. I felt like I was contributing to the world, even if it was just silly home decor projects and a few laughs.

Fast forward to today where this blog has become an actual job for me. Not the “man I don’t want to go work tomorrow” kinda job, but the “oh my gosh I’m contributing to my family doing something I love” kinda job. Adam jokes that one day he will be able to quit his job and just work for me. I’m about 90% sure that is never going to happen, but it’s fun to think about. And I like how he says “just” like I wouldn’t work his fingers to the bone, lol. Maybe you should stay where you are baby ;)

So just for fun, here are a few stats:

Number of posts: 153

Number of (non-spam) comments: 6,452

Number of spam comments (since April 2012): 64,044

Number of pageviews (since Sep. 2011 when I figured out how to install the tracker): 2,065,739

Number of paint and stain cans currently in my closet: 47

Number of house tours completed: 0

Number of tables I’ve posted about: 10

Number of times my paisley stenciled table has been pinned on pinterest: 313,000

Number of paintbrushes I’ve ruined: 452

Number of arguments Adam and I have had about how I treat paintbrushes: 452

 

Okay, so those last two are more of a ballpark… but they don’t feel all that far off!

As a thank you to all my awesome readers I have set up a pretty great giveaway! There will be three winners and each package is valued at over $100. Then there is a bonus giveaway for all you bloggers and wannabe bloggers where TEN winners recieve win a free year of hosting, three will win a free domain for a year, and one will win a blogger to WordPress migration or WordPress install. Isn’t that awesome?

So here are the three packages and a little about each sponsor…

 

Package 1

Fish Foam, Cutting Edge Stencils, Pick Your Plum

 

FishFoam_3Pack_ip_LargeFirst we have a three pack of Fish Foam. You are probably either thinking “what the heck is that?” or “OMG I love that stuff!” I have never tried this myself, but is a window cleaner that is supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread. Many bloggers have reviewed it, including my friends Virginia from LiveLoveDIY and Jacque from The DIY Village, then of course there are lots of biggies like Mandi from Vintage Revivals and Stacy from Not JUST A Housewife. Also, they have a window cleaning service where they will come to your house and make it look like you don’t even have windows. To see if they are in your area and get a free estimate, go HERE.

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Y’all know that Cutting Edge Stencils is a sponsor of mine, and they are donating a $50 stencil (your choice!) to the winner. I have used their stencils on my paisley table, Indian Inlay table, dog house end table, Texas forever sign and my birch forest hallway. The stencils are great quality (I’ve lent my paisley stencil to about 8 different people and it is still going strong) and they have a ton of fun designs. Also, you can get 10% off with the code DIM10, and if you like their facebook page they have flash sales every so often where you can score a stencil for cheap.

 

PickYourPlum

The last prize in this package is a $25 plum box  from Pick Your Plum. I’ve talked about PYP before, but in case you’ve never heard it is a deal a day site for craft supplies. I buy stuff from them all the time, I’ve used their deals for my Texas Forever sign, my kitchen command center, and a bunch of other stuff I’ve never blogged about.  Their deals go up each morning, and if you like the Pick Your Plum facebook page you can get a reminder and snatch up the deal before it sells out.

 

Package 2

Minwax

 

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There is only one sponsor of package 2 because the prize is so awesome. Seriously, how generous is Minwax? I love Minwax, I use their stain and polyurathane/polycrylic on all of my wood and furniture related projects. There is stuff in this package that I have never tried before…like the polyshades, which is stain and poly in one. I’ve never tried gel stain either, and having samples of all the stain colors would really come in handy. Anyway, I am officially jealous of whomever wins this tub full of project goodness.

 

Package 3

Silpada, Downtown Tape, Allenaim Photography

Silpada

The first part of package 3 comes from a generous reader! Amanda has her own business selling Silpada jewelry. Many of you have probably heard of it, they sell beautiful .925 sterling silver jewelry with a lifetime warranty. The winner will receive the Ace of Spades necklace (pictured above). Amanda was nice enough to send me this necklace and I can attest that it is beautiful, feminine, and well made. If you would like to be alerted about Silpada goings on you can join her facebook group HERE, or if you would like to host a party (and earn free jewelry!) or talk about becoming a representative yourself you can contact Amanda HERE.

 

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This prize comes from Downtown Tape, a company that exclusively sells Washi Tape. Once again you are probably  either like “sweeet!” or “what the heck?”. Washi tape is a craft tape that comes in a crazy amount of colors and designs … and you can do pretty  much anything with it. Seriously, here is a blog post from A Night Owl blog on 100 different ways to use washi tape. So if you are the lucky winner of prize package 3 you will win 10 rolls of the stuff.

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The next part of this package is from Allenaim Photography. You know how sometimes snap a picture that would be fantastic if it wasn’t terrible? Yeah, me too.  Amy will work on 15 of your family photos and take them from basic and boring to beautiful, light and ready to frame! She can’t help your photo if the subject got blurry because they moved or if the whole picture went way too bright, but she CAN help you fix color balance issues, red eyes, dark photos and crooked alignments! Here is an example…

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Bonus Package

InveHosting

I know a lot of my readers aren’t bloggers, but if you are (or are thinking of starting one) then listen up! This prize is from my hosting company, InveHosting. It’s a small company run by the husband of one of my readers, his name is Bobby and he is awesome to work with. He takes the time to answer all my question and explain things to me, which I appreciate. He is very fair and helpful and I highly recommend his hosting company. Plus it’s always nice to support small business! So Bobby has generously offered to give TEN winners a free year of hosting (starter package, $75 value each), three winners a free web domain for a year ($10 value), and one lucky winner gets a Blogger to WordPress migration or WordPress install ($1o0ish value!).

To enter, use the rafflecopter’s below. The first rafflecopter is for package 1,2 & 3, and the second is for people interested in winning the prizes from InveHosting. Please note, entering the InveHosting giveaway DOES NOT affect your chances of winning the first three prizes, you can win both!

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Good luck everyone, and thank you for reading!

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Comments

  1. Congrats on the 2 year anniversary! Can I please win all these giveaways? :)

  2. I just realized my last comments web link was wonky. yikes!

  3. I just stumbled across your blog one day, and I’m so glad I did!

  4. Happy Blogiversary!

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog and hope to keep reading it. :)

    Keep up the good work.

  5. Two years babe! I’m so proud of you.

  6. I found your blog from another blog and I really liked everything that I saw and became an instant follower.

  7. Stephanie sanders says:

    I do a little happy dance when I see your blog pop up in my inbox. I’m amazed at what you do given how much time you spend doing mommy and wifey related things. Kudos to you………now go put your superhero cape on and continue saving and upcycling the worlds rejected and neglected furniture and the like……;)

  8. Congrats on your 2 year anniversary. I love your site, and subscribed a few months ago so I don’t miss anything! :)
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  9. I first found you when I saw your stunning table, and then a few months later met Virginia with LiveLoveDIY and after she gushed about how awesome you were I was hooked!
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  10. Congrats on your 2 year anniversary! I look forward to your posts everyday and have really enjoyed all of your posts. I can’t remember how I stumbled upon your blog but I sure am glad I did!

  11. I’ve just recently found your blog and enjoy it much! Congrats on your 2yr blogoversary! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Congrats! This blog is awesome!

  13. Donna Ingalls says:

    My favorite project was your “easy pillow project” made from placemats. I made 2 from some brand new placemats that I picked up at our local thrift store. What an easy and great project.
    I found your blog via Pinterest a few months ago and read it each day on my Ipad. I subscribe via Google Reader and really enjoy your creativity.
    Great giveaway.

  14. Awesome giveaways girl! And congrats on two years!

  15. I have only read your blog for about 6 months now but it has moved to one of my favorites. Happy Blogiversary!!

  16. Yay, Congrats on 2 years… and wishing you 20+ more!!

    Great job with the Silpada photos, and I’m glad you like the necklace!

  17. Happy Blogiversary! I don’t remember how I first found your blog, but I’ve been following along for a long time and love your blog!
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  18. Congrats on your two year blogiversary!! And thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!
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  19. Congrats on 2 great years!

  20. Love your blog! Congrats on 2 years!

  21. I found your blog through Pinterest and I love, LOVE, L-O-V-E what you did with your kitchen! Bravo!

  22. Love your blog!!! I look everyday to see if there are any new posts.

  23. This would be like Christmas in February!!

  24. Happy Anniversary! I think you’re doing great, and how thoughtful of you to gift all of us for your anniversary :)

    These are all lovely prizes – I can’t wait to find out who wins!
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  25. I accidentaly found your blog one day about a year and an half ago and have checked it every day since.

  26. Kate Ostlund says:

    I check your blog almost every day for new inspiration!

  27. I found your blog just a few days ago from a link (I think) from the Nester about your new kitchen. It’s awesome, by the way. Love the raised cabinets and the shelf under. Genius.

  28. Happy Anniversary!

  29. HI! I found your blog via Better After I think :) Happy Anniversary!

  30. congratulations on two years! And, random question, how do you tell how many times something has been pinned? I’m probably missing something very obvious….

    • I wondered the same thing for the longest time, people would say how many times there project had been pinned and I was like “what the heck?!?” Anyway, I use a plugin called shareaholic. It’s at the very bottom of each post (it’s the thing that says “sharing is sexy!). It’s a shortcut for people to share your post on social media and it counts how many times that has happened on facebook, twitter, and pinterest.
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  31. Hi! Congrats on 2 years!

  32. Congrats on the milestone for blogging! I never thought I would enjoy it either but have made sooo many friends this way. Love reading, and seeing, your ideas and looking forward to another two years!
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  33. I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVE MINWAX! I would love to be entered to win any of the above, though!

    CONGRATS ON YOUR ANNIVERSARY!

  34. Yay! Congratulations! My favorite part about your blog is the name and your honesty – the beautiful creative things you do and the messes that sometimes hide in the other rooms. As a mom of a little destructive toddler, I can totally relate!
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  35. Happy 2 years!! Thanks for a great giveaway (or 3)!
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  36. Congrats on your 2 year blogiversary! Hoping you have many more in the future!
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  37. I love your blog! You make projects look very approachable and achievable and I appreciate that!

  38. I LOVE this website! I have even sent my husband over to look at what he is about to do to our kitchen. :)

    Congrats on your 2 year anniversary!

  39. First found DI on Pinterest and have loved your blog ever since =)

  40. I honestly can’t remember how I found you, it was through pinterest
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  41. Happy Anniversary!

  42. Love your projects! I was searching google for easy living room table projects and your stencil table was one of the first blogs and I’ve been hooked since!

  43. Anne Marie says:

    I found you from a fb post and am so glad I did!

  44. You are a blogging maven…love you!!! Congrats on a huge milestone and girl, I wanna win!!
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  45. I first found your blog through a pin on pinterest, which just so happens to be my favorite project done so far (as I have gone through the project gallery) and that would be the paisley stenciled table.

  46. Omgoodness! Happy 2 years! :D I feel like we need to take a picture of your monitor with a 24 month sticker on it. ;)

    I love allll posts with your husband (not in an offensive, husband-stealing way! I promise!). How you write about him, and the types of work he does around the house, and how he loves your kiddos!!!, inspires me to be a better wife, AND to nag my husband a little bit about what he could be ;) <3

    I also love how you aren't afraid to take a risk! (or ruin a carpet with motor oil… still surprised by that one ;p). Happy 2 years!

    • Adam is going to love this comment! He is a pretty dang good husband, dad and DIYer…though there are plenty of times when is is like “Woman! No more projects, just let me enjoy my Saturday”. I *guess* he deserves a break every once in a while :)

      Oh I know, I felt like an idiot with that motor oil thing…but it happened! Now I’m paper bagging those floors and it’s going to be 10x better than that nasty carpet. Sooo…yay for stupid mistakes, lol.
      Ashley recently posted..Two Year Blogiversary GiveawayMy Profile

  47. I just found your blog through the nester and your kitchen (the penny countertop is great!). my favorite post is on paying off your house, and I would love more details on how you did that. :) as in the nitty gritty i.e. we ate spam for weeks on end? type details.
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    • Yay, a newbie! Welcome! I wish I could tell you exactly how we did this, but the truth is we were just really really cheap. Not in the east spam sort of way….spam is expensive, haha. Rice and beans, beans and rice! Our food budget was the one that always seemed to get away from us, so most months I used cash. Literally had an envelope with about $300 bucks in it for food and used that at the grocery store and out to eat. Usually I had money left over cause I always had a hard time spending cash and wanted to make sure we didn’t run out. Extra went toward the house! Thats just one little thing, but perhaps that gives you a window into my brain!
      Ashley recently posted..Two Year Blogiversary GiveawayMy Profile

  48. Don’t remember how I found you (I know it was before the paisley table) but I’m so glad I did! Happy Anniversary!

  49. I love your blog, Ashley. Congrats on the two year anniversary!

  50. Happy blogiversary! I found you, I think, through a link up party. You’ve been one of my favorite blogs ever since! I have to admit, your paisley table blew me away when you shared it!
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  51. Yay, congrats on making it two years!!

  52. I just discovered your blog yesterday and love it!

  53. Loving your blog!! And would also love to win that Minwax prize package…

  54. Cara Jeanne says:

    Just found your blog & love it!!

  55. I just stumbled upon your blog just after you did the union jack table, and I’ve loved it ever since!

  56. Carrie Eastman says:

    I cant remember actually how I found you,…maybe pinterest? All I know is I love when you post! Your blog is on my favorites bar and i check it every day to see if there are new post! I really loved the tables and easy pillows. The first thing i remeber when i started reading your blog was when you were “de-browning” your living room! I was in the same situation and went home and told my husband i was going to “de-brown” our living room!

  57. Heather Rector says:

    How did you first find Domestic Imperfection?

    I found this blog through pinterest! I found one of your really cool diy projects and just kept following up on everything. I really enjoy the blog! Great Job!!

  58. Happy Anniversary! Would love to win one of these packages! :)

  59. I found your blog last month and I love it!

  60. Jennifer Rowley says:

    Ashley, I love your blog! The hubby and I are in the process of buying our first house and this blog has given me tons of ideas on ways to make it OUR house. Keep the DIY coming!

  61. I first found you when I saw your first stenciled kitchen table. I’ve been following ever since! Happy anniversary!

  62. We should start a support group for husbands who must suffer through watching their wives ruin paintbrushes. I always think, “oh it’s just a paintbrush, we’ll get another. They’re probably $3.” But then when I have to go actually pay real dollars for a new one because I ruined the last one? I loathe myself. They are NOT $3.

    I’m so glad I found your blog! You’re pretty much killing it in every possible way. Give it two more years and you’ll probably surpass google.
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  63. Wow, two years has gone by so fast! You’ve really made a name for yourself, that’s amazing you’re making money off of it too :) I hope I win something!

  64. Happy Blogoversary! My head hurts – there are far too many numbers/statistics in this post. More paint please! :) I’m glad you started blogging and stenciled that table. Who knows what I’d be doing with my life if you hadn’t been so bored… <3 ya! ~ Dee
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  65. Hi! I am a new reader – I found you through another blog…….sadly I can’t remember which one??!! (oops) I am a DIY disaster so I’m hoping you inspire me…..
    :) Erin

  66. Love your blog. You gave me inspiration to stencil my dining room table. It turned out great. Congrats on your two year anniversary!

  67. I’m so glad you’re still going strong after 2 years. You are one of my favorite people ever, and I’ve never even met you!

  68. Amanda Hooser says:

    Congratulations! I love reading your blog, you’re so funny and truthful about things that don’t work quite like they should. I enjoy it immensely.

  69. Melissa Bayness says:

    This is an aewsome giveaway! All those things are great to win. I love your blog, congrats on the two years!

  70. Melissa Bayness says:

    I found your blog online, I’m a sahm with 4 kids and dreams of being able to do what you do.you are my hero! My favorite is either the paisley table OR the pantry door… but hey how can you pick just one?!

  71. Samantha Boyd says:

    I am so not sure if I entered the contest right!! Haha

    Congrats on 2 years cuz!! You do an AMAZING job!! I’d have you do my whole house if only I lived closer!!

  72. Kayla wiens says:

    Hey ash, does this sign me up for the giveaway? Hope so! By the way, it’s really awesome to see your talents displayed in kindness and humility. I always think back to your bedroom when we were kids, because it is like the starting point of your DIY skills. There was always something new, creative and original and it always inspired me. Even your rats and guinea pigs had a sweet place! Just know that you have inspired me to be myself and try new things just like you have inspired hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. You are truly a gem. Love you!

    • Kayla, you’re too sweet. That high school bedroom was such a mess..not only was it literally a mess, it have purple walls with blue stars and yellow and green furniture. Sometimes I think about posting a picture of it here just to give everyone a good laugh/cringe! Love you too, and I am absolutely sure that you inspire me much more than I could ever inspire you. Also, if you clicked the “I commented” button on the rafflecopter then you are good to go, if not then you have to go back and click it.
      Ashley recently posted..Two Year Blogiversary GiveawayMy Profile

  73. Happy Anniversary!
    So thrilled for you that you have been able to turn several hobbies into one amazingly successful passion! Also, I just love that you are a relateable Texas gal. :’3
    Cheers to the following years!
    I have a failed blog because I have absolutely no idea how to go about blogging…so I am hopeful for that win!

    • I just went and checked out your blog…I wouldn’t call it a failure at all! You do great stuff, I love what you are doing to your living room, I love your curtains, and I really want that buffet in your dining room. I say if you love blogging keep it up…if you build it they will come, lol.

  74. Stephanie B says:

    Wow, look at how much you’ve done in just 2 years! Way to go!

  75. Happy anniversary!!!
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  76. Hi! I found you totally by accident through a google search when we bought our first (and hopefully only home). I was 2 months away from starting mat leave from a very intense 3yr training course, Your blog gave me the inspiration to not settle for less in my home just because of 1)having a child and 2) having a restricted budget. Whilst trying to get anything major with a 3mnth old is almost impossible I have managed to do things step by small step, but by is my nap-time to do list big thanks to your blog. Your blog was also what got me into DIY blogs to begin with so thank you!!

  77. Love your blog! Thanks to you I now know about Cutting edge stencils and I have a beautiful stenciled table!

  78. Happy blogiversary to YOU! I love that you are out here in my cyberspace! :)

  79. Happy blog anniversary! I love reading your blog and am so glad that you have stuck with it!

  80. Jennifer Hampton says:

    Happy 2 years!! What awesome prizes!!

  81. Congrats on 2 years Ashley!! Of all the home DIY blogs I read I can honestly say that I get the most excited when a new post from you pops up in my reader. Your stories and experiences are so relateable for me and it’s so fun to see your ideas, thought processes, and successes (and even failures). Thanks for the amazing giveaway. I hope I win something!!

  82. Carrie Cantu says:

    Congrats on the blogiversary! Thanks for the opportunity to win such amazing prizes!

  83. Oh these prizes are so great!!! Thank you!!!!

  84. Robin Bonvino says:

    I have just recently started to follow blogs and really enjoy following Domestic Imperfections. Throughly enjoyed reading how you paid off your mortgage. I also pinched my pennies and saved enough to pay my mortgage off within 3 years but rather than pay it off I purchased house #2. Then I scraped and saved every month to pay off house #1. I owe less than 20K on house #2 and pay extra on that mortgage every month and recently purchased house #3. I don’t rent any of these homes and as crazy as it sounds to own 3 homes there is a financial plan.

  85. Tammy Sullivan says:

    Congrats on your anniversary.

  86. Well happy dang blogbirthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re two, you’re two!! Does that make you a blogger toddler? :) Since you already know how I found you, I’ll answer the other question. My favorite project thus far is handsdown your kitchen. No question. I love it, I love it, I love it. Congrats on your big day!!!!!!!!! And thanks for the awesome shoutout! :) xo

  87. Congrats on 2 years! I have been following for a few months and really love your blog! Keep up the great work!

  88. Congrats lady! So proud of you.

  89. Nice job on making it for two years! I LOVE Fish Foam. That stuff is awesome! And I use Washi tape all the stinkin’ time. Fabulous!

  90. Yeah for 2 years!

  91. These are the best prizes. It would be so hard to choose just one. I’m not sure how I found your blog, I’m just glad I did.

  92. Allison K. says:

    Congrats on your blogiversary. I love your farmhouse table and chairs!

  93. Just found your blog – happy anniversary

  94. Happy blogiversary! Not sure how I found you, but happy I did! I do recall that cool stenciled table as my favorite!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
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  95. What a great blog to have come across – love the variety and uniqueness.

  96. Dianna Gregory says:

    I must see your painted paisley table! I just bought a tiny table for my vintage camper and have been wondering how to paint it!

  97. Came across your blog on Facebook. I love all of the unique ideas. Great find!

  98. read what you wrote…and I liked it!

  99. What a terrific giveaway!
    Congrats on the 2 year anniversary!

  100. suzanne b. guzior says:

    Love your blog and all your creative ideas…

  101. Love your blog – Congrats

  102. From Minwax! I am going to subscribe!

  103. Jessica Z. says:

    I just found your site through Pinterest and I love it !

  104. Congrats! I admire your work very much!

  105. Congrats on your 2 years!

  106. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary and I hope that you have many many more and I would really LOVE to be YOUR LUCKY WINNER and I really enjoy entering Contests Raffles and Sweepstakes and i enjoy every prize that I’ve ever won and it’s great whenever you do happen to win something that you’ve needed and wanted but couldn’t afford it and it was possible thru entering by these ways and I am here to say a BIG THANKS!!

  107. Happy Blogiversary! What a fun giveaway!

  108. Congrats on all of your accomplishments!! Well, except for the paintbrushes ;)

  109. I love all your furniture refurb projects. Just soaking in the idea for when we finally move in our new house hopefully in April!!

  110. Ive become completely obsessed with DIY projects after finding your blog, it’s really quite amazing. I’ve read almost all the way back to the first post… I have too much time on my hands haha. And well, I figured it was time to finally leave a comment. Just wanted to let you know how much I love seeing your house transform and how much I look forward to the new posts.

    • You don’t have too much time on your hands, you just know how to spend it wisely! Thanks for leaving a comment and sorry about those terrible posts that have happened along the way, haha.

  111. Just found your blog on FB! Looking forward to reading your past projects and following you in the future! Love the giveaways!!!
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  112. Congrats on your two year anniversary!

  113. Congrats on 2 years! You are rocking it :o)
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  114. Congrats on your 2 year anniversary! You’ve inspired many projects over the last 6 months for me. Love your blog.

  115. I come to your blog when I need inspiration! Someday, I hope to have my own & if I am half as good as you, I would be thrilled. Hoping to win the MiniWax buffet, what a fabulous prize! Thanx for the chance :)

  116. jessica bell says:

    love ur blog congratz on 2 yrs :)

  117. Leslie Clement says:

    I’d love to win the MinWax giveaway. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary.

  118. Congrats!!

  119. Like many, I was brought here from your paisley stenciled table…and was inspired to do my own! Not quite as magnificent as yours, but for one of my first DIY project ever (besides 4-H projects as a kid), I am mighty proud of my table. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the inspiration!
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    • Your table looks great…I love that you made your own stencil. I saved it to my draft for the post I will one day do featuring reader projects, hope that’s okay!

  120. Sarah Dalisky says:

    Love reading your blog and seeing your amazing projects. If I had to pick just one, it was the beautiful table you stenciled. I have my table ready and I’m waiting for a free weekend to tackle this project!

  121. Oh my, Ashley, I had to look through your project gallery to try and remember when I first discovered and became hooked on your wonderful blog. I think it might have been the laundry room makeover, probably through a linky party. I went right back to the beginning and read every post. I loved the dumpster rocker, your debrowning project, the shades on the ceiling fans, and on and on… I also started to feel like I knew you and your little family, and always enjoyed (still do) getting comments back. :) So happy blogiversary! You are talented, funny, a good writer, a wonderful mother and a nice person. My life would not be as good without your little corner of cyberspace to visit!

    Cheers! Jan Elizabeth

    • Thanks Jan, you’re too sweet! I always look forward to your comments…and they always show up, even when you are in the midst of moving and watching triplets! I so appreciate that. And holy cajolies, I think you win the prize for reading the longest! The laundry room was like my third post…it’s actually the first one I ever got a comment on.

  122. Happy Anniversary!!! Here’s to many more years of you inspiring us and making us chuckle!

  123. Congratulations Ashley, on two great years!
    Your blog is very inspiring and one I read with regularity! Keep up the great work!
    Karen U

  124. jamie lynn says:

    congrats on 2 years! i’m so glad i started following you, i love love your projects!! :)

  125. rachel switzler says:

    I love your blog, its one I always check for new posts and great ideas! :-)

  126. I’ve actually always wondered how blogs like yours get started so thanks for sharing the story! Congratulations on two years!

  127. Kim Campbell says:

    I’m a fan of MinWax on FB – that is how I found you! Congrats on the blogiversary!

  128. I didn’t answer your questions…I actually don’t remember how I found your blog. It’s been quite a few months now and I’m sure it was from pinterest or something. Since finding it I absolutely love when you post something and I’m not just saying this but it seriously is my favorite blog to read. I think it’s hilarious that your kids never have pants on (I have a 15 month old daughter and can relate) and I love your writing style. My favorite post is tough because I have so many but as of late your kitchen shelves are my latest favorite. I also like your plate wall, LOVE your dining room table, and am excited to see your boys cowboy room when it’s finished! Thanks again for all of the entertaining reading and inspiration!

    • Haha, I made a deal with myself that I would stop posting pantsless pictures of Elijah as soon as he stopped wearing diapers. He is potty training now and is sporting underwear (or just naked!)…suffice it to say you might not see any pics of him for awhile, lol!

  129. Fanterra Fisher says:

    I stumbled upon the blog and found some great ideas. Not sure which is my fav but will keep on watching for more. Congrats on 2 years.

  130. Teo Salazar says:

    Great home projects. Keep up the great work!

  131. I get your blog posts via email….love what you do and find lots of great ideas

  132. Happy blogiversay!! Congrats on 2 years! I’m looking forward to more fun projects :-)

  133. I honestly don’t remember how I found you, but no doubt it was a link from another great blogger like yourself!

  134. I see some of your photos, which I’ve already pinned on Pinterest. “Oh, that’s where that came from..”

  135. Marilyn Snow says:

    Congrats on your Blog-versary!! Here’s to many, many more! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  136. I should comment more often cause I love your blog. Your posts are clever and inspiring. Congrats on 2 years.

  137. Congratulations on your blogavarsary!!!

  138. Happy Anniversary!

  139. Congratulations on 2 years. :) A link to your penny counter on Pinterest led me here, but I return because I love how open and honest you are about your creations and “real life.” I love your “about” page best; there is meat to your story and the way you tell it. :) Blessings for the beginning of your third year. :)

  140. Congrats on your 2 years!! I always find lots of inspiration here!!

  141. Congratulations, Ashley! Two years. That’s great, and I hope it just keeps getting better, and keeps blessing you, your guys, and (of course) us- your loyal following!

    You’ve got some seriously cool give aways, there! I’d be tickled to win any one of them!

  142. Congratulations Ashley! I so glad I found your blog. Keep it up girl! Too bad I can’t enter :(

    • I know, I’m sorry Ellie (or should I say Musch, lol)…I hate that you have to have a US mailing address to enter. I would change that in a second if I could!

  143. Lisa Cooper says:

    Happy Anniversary! I enjoy your blog so much! Great giveaway!

  144. I found you about a year ago when I was searching pinterest for a cheap curtain rod alternative (those things are way too expensive in stores!). After that it was your writing style that kept me reading. I appreciate your honest, easy going approach and I’m always excited for your next post. Not to mention, you and I have a ton in common and I’m pretty sure we’d be friends if we met in real life =)

  145. i found your blog via a linky party (that I cant remember now) but ur blog is one of 4 that i blog stalk now, LOL! seriously?!?!u want me to pick ONE project to be my favorite – thats impossible!! so here are my ties: planked walls, pantry screen door and the welcome “table” on ur porch.
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  146. Congratulations on 2 yrs. anniversary. Not sure how I found your blog but I am glad I did. Love your paisley table. All your giveaways are awesome.
    It would be great to win the minwax, just bought a fixer up and boy does it need alot of work. Even ir I don’t win, you gave me some new sites to check out that sound awesome and addicting(PYP)

  147. I am a newbie to your site. I am sure I have missed a lot of great information in two years! Congrats to you!!!

  148. Great work! Congratulations on your blogiversary!

  149. Rachel Kennedy says:

    I love it when your blog pops up in my email. I get so happy! Congrats on two wonderful years and I look forward to reading more in the years to come!

  150. Still in love with the stenciled table. I want to do it to my own crappy, kid-scarred table. So if I win the giveaway, i’ll have no reason to delay any more! Thanks so much.

  151. Hi! I love all your projects! Hoping to make a kitchen command center soon!

  152. My favorite project I have made from your website are the growth chart boards!

  153. Hi! I started following your blog after I repinned a pin of the growth charts that you made for your boys!

  154. Happy Anniversary!

  155. I love keeping up with your blog. It’s such great motivation for my own projects!

  156. Happy anniversary and holy catz what a giveaway! Does the fish foam come with a handsome window cleaner?

    Bliss
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  157. Hi Ashley, I have really enjoyed your blog, this one is kinda close to my story… except the amount of readers and the amazing blog part. I have been flowing bloggers for about 6 months now and love the DIY’ers. So I started my own blog as of 2 weeks ago!

  158. Congrats on your 2 years!!

  159. Megan Smith says:

    My favorite post, def your stenciled table!! I actually redid our old dining table with a stencil and shortened it to a coffee table and I used you idea! It looks so beautiful and I’m super proud! :)

    • That’s awesome Megan, talk about using what you have! I am actually planning on doing a post of reader “copy cat” projects and would love to include yours. I haven’t put out the call for submissions yet, but when I do you should sent it to me!

  160. Ellen Casper says:

    Happy Anniversary – thanks for the great giveaway!!

  161. Wow! I would totally love any one of those prizes. And Congratulations on two years!!!

  162. You have the best blogname. I am easily put off by all the seemingly perfect decor propagated everywhere on the web. Your name drew me in & I’ve been a fan for over a year now. Thank you!

    • Thanks, I’m glad to get some feedback on my name! I like it too, though sometimes I go back and forth between wishing it was a little more house-y and thinking it is perfect as is. But I have thought the same thing for a long time, that all the picture perfect internet projects just make people feel bad about themselves and their homes. I certainly don’t want that to be my site, cause I’m pretty sure that state of my house would make people feel great about themselves, lol. Anyway, thank you for sticking around and reading :)

  163. Love your site! Happy Blogiversary!

  164. Love reading your blog! Great prizes!

  165. I have just recently discovered the diy blog world….and your’s is one of my favorites! Thanks for the inspiration.

  166. Congratulations!

  167. Congratulations on your blogiversary! Great job!

  168. Happy Blogiversary! You do such a great job!!

  169. Congrats on 2 years! Like so many others, I saw your stenciled table on pinterest and have been following ever since.

  170. Wow! I was having a blonde moment and couldn’t find the comments section! Anyways, this sounds like an awesome Giveaway! Anything to help stock up my crafting room is awesome!

    Good lkuck to all who entered!
    Bev
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  171. Redoing our kitchen thanks to your inspiration!

    • Oh yay! Are you going to raise your cabinets?

      • We don’t have to raise the cabinets thankfully, they are already high enough. We have oak, which is ok, but just sick of looking at them! We are painting the cabinets a cranberry color with brushed bronze pulls, planking the walls and doing a new floor (not sure what type yet) We are also refacing the countertops since they are hunter green. It would look like Christmas threw up all year long! I can email you pics if you’d like!

  172. Michele Adams says:

    Congrats! Looking forward to the years to come!

  173. Congrats on your anniversary! I rarely comment, but I have been a regular reader for the past 6 months or so, and I really enjoy your blog! Keep up the good work!

  174. Congrats on your 2 year anniversary and thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  175. Congratulations! I love your blag and all of your projects!!

  176. Maegan Seymour says:

    I found your site by accident one day while I was checking out your paisley table on Pintrest…and I love it! Total addict.

  177. Loved the stats you shared, especially the number of spam comments — actually boo to spam comments, but I loved that you shared the magnitude of their annoyance!
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  178. Congrats on your blogiversary. You are one talented lady with a great eye for color and form!

  179. I love all the stuff you, do. I am doing a plank wall in my bathroom remodel right now and I’m using your website to do it!! Thanks for the help!

  180. I found domestic imperfection via pinterest (someone who didn’t link back t

  181. oops too quick on the return!… I found domestic imperfection via pinterest (someone who didn’t link back to you…boo! So, I guess I techincally from googling to find your awesome paisley table tutorial. :)

  182. Love your style, frugal ideas, that you work so hard, and most of all your sense of humor!

  183. Congrats on two years!! I just love your blog!

  184. I can’t remember how I found your blog, but I’m glad I did! Your sense of humor makes me feel like I could do all this too. :) Thanks for all you do!!

  185. I love your blog! Congrats on the 2 years!
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  186. I have been blogging for 4 months and only just passed 10,000 total views. Would love to get something pinned 313,000 times.

    • Girl, when I had been blogging four months I had about 42 views total…I’m not even kidding! You are in the fast lane to having something pinned a ton!

  187. Congratulations on 2 years. I think I found your blog through another blog I was viewing and went over and checked out yours because you had posted something of interest. Beautiful blog! Lots of great ideas!

  188. I love your blog!!! We are going to try to build the farmhouse table!!!

  189. Happy anniversary! My fav project has been your kitchen/dining area. That table is to die for!

  190. Hey Ashley;
    I absolutely LOVE your Blog!!!!! Many Congrats on your Milestone of Two years!!!!!! I look forward to reading your Blog many years from now!!!
    Take Care :-)

  191. Congrats.. I am celebrating 1 year as you know, I saw the table.. Loved it, I was doing a dresser .. LOL Wish you and your family much Love..
    shirley tener recently posted..1 year BLOGAVERSARY PARTY WITH GIVEAWAYSMy Profile

  192. Hi Ashley! So I found your site back in June 2012. I don’t really remember how.. I was just searching for something and your awesome projects popped up. In fact, your blog was the first blog that I ever started reading/following. And I was immediately hooked. I must confess that I went back and read-all-of- your posts. Not in a weird way just in a.. I am bored and my husband is studying, we don’t have tv, and my computer just completely died after five yrs so I replaced it with an iPad sort of way.. :) My favorite project(s) would be any and all of the wooden furniture that you have updated! I absolutely love that kinda thing. You give me so much inspiration for my own projects! Anyhow, my fingers are crossed for the Minwax give away! Thank you!! Oh, and never stop blogging :)

  193. Congratulations! Love that paisley stenciled table all right!

  194. Pick your plum and down town tape are the best!!!

  195. i actually got to your website through the cuttingedgestencils.com website & i would still love to have their paisley stencil set!

  196. Congrats on your second anniversary! Wishing you many more.

  197. Anne Marie says:

    Cngrats to you and your great giveaway!

  198. What fun giveaways! I love the stenciled table project you did :)

  199. Jennifer P says:

    Congrats on your blogiversary!! It’s an exciting milestone!

  200. Happy Valentine’s Day! Great Giveaway!

  201. kelly thompson says:

    I love the layout of your blog!

  202. I would use the minwax products. This is a great giveaway.

  203. Congrats on your two year blog anniversary! What a fantastic give away you have lined up!

  204. Congrats on the 2 year anniversary!

  205. Congratulations on your anniversary! I found you through the Hey Girl Link Party and I’m so glad I did! Lot’s of great ideas for me to lose myself in.

  206. Congrats on two AWESOME years of blogging! Your ideas are all incredibly amazing! Keep it up sweet friend!!! XO, Aimee
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  207. I love that you shared how many paintbrushes you’ve ruined :)

  208. Congratulations Ashley!! I know when I see your blog name in my email , I’m going to get a laugh! I always read them! (Thats not necessarily true for some of the others I follow…life is busy sometimes, you know…shh…don’t tell them;) One of my favs is from a couple of months ago whe you posted about a candle giveaway showing the beautiful candles in vignettes all about the (messy/ real life) house! Love it!
    xo,
    Christy

  209. I found you a few months ago through pintrest and have been following ever since. Love your projects!

  210. I just found you today thru Pinterest! Loving it so far – adding it to my daily blog list :)

  211. I’m a recent follower of your blog. Thanks for this great giveaway and happy blogiversary!

  212. Found your blog about a month ago and love it! Congrats on the anniversary!

  213. I found your blog when one of my friends posted on facebook that she pinned your paisley table. I loved the table so I went to check it out and then fell in love with your blog. It’s my favorite one (truly- I know that doesn’t increase my chances of winning. LOL!) My favorite project of yours is probably your kitchen makeover.

  214. I am so excited because I have just found your blog via Pinterest and you have some really great ideas (paying off your house quickly, for example!) and I am excited to add you to my blog roll!

  215. Two years is a great accomplishment! Congratulations!

  216. Congrats on your 2 year anniversary.

  217. Awesome Blog!! Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary, thank You!

  218. Happy Anniversary! I believe I found you through Pinterest because of your penny countertop!
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  219. Karen Cobb says:

    Love everything about your blog…your decorating style, finance tips & your family!

  220. Happy anniversary, Ashley!
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  221. Congrats on your 2 year blog anniversary! :) I have really enjoyed following you over the last several months, and you were even part of my inspiration to start my own blog! :) Keep up the awesome work girl! You are super talented!

  222. mary fanara coleman says:

    I think I found you on fb…but it’s been awhile. Right now I like the Dining Room Plate Wall…would like to do this.

  223. Love your blog! Found you through pinterest as you’ve inspired me to start my own blog!

  224. Love the penny countertop….The command station concept is awesome too though!

  225. Carrie Cantu says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! Congrats!

  226. Oh, I don’t remember how I originally found Domestic Imperfection, but one of my favorite of your projects was numbering the bar stools – something quick & easy that makes such a great statement!

  227. This is my favorite diy blog in the world! Congrats on doing it 2 years!

  228. Abby Heckendorn says:

    You are such a celebrity.

  229. Erin Greene says:

    Happy Blogiversary!!!!

  230. Hi Ashley, I first found your blog through Better After when it featured your awesome union jack stained coffee table. That is also probably one of my favorite projects of yours, though I enjoy reading and seeing everything you do. :^)

  231. I JUST found your blog!! How awesome!! I love everthing on your sight! I can’t wait to explore it more!! :) I am a crafty-mom, full time student, military wife…. Any ways we can make each Base House unique is awesome! So excited to copy… um… recreate your awesome stuff!! :)

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