6/17/09

Laryssa Herbert's "Re-Do" GIVEAWAY!



Eggs are a symbol of new life.

And that is exactly what took place in my bedroom as I brought out my summer bedspread (using what I had), and changed the art on my walls.

This re-do gave my bedroom a fresh, new summery feel, thanks to Laryssa Herbert's fantastic artwork!




Laryssa Herbert's art was perfect for the color of my light, aqua bedroom walls, which I painted 4 years ago, a color that tied in well with our pool, which we see out our bedroom slider.



I chose three of her prints to frame in black frames from Target ($12 each), and hung them above my bed.



I added 2 Target pillows.



It was a very inexpensive "re-do," using what I had and adding a few accessories, changing the whole look and feel of my bedroom!

Answer and win
Speaking of eggs, answer this question to be eligible to win!  It's easy!

Do you feel like you know your neighbors well enough to borrow an egg? 

Feel free to elaborate.

I personally love our neighbors, and they always welcome our family.  And yes, we're always borrowing eggs ... and sugar ... and, er ... you name it!

What to win
One winner will be able to choose 2 of Laryssa Herberts' art pieces! 

Perfect for bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry rooms, entry ways ... let your imagination run! 

See how Kimba used her prints in her bathroom!

Or how about decorating with Laryssa's newest bird sillhouettes

Tweet about it, and your name goes in twice (just let me know!)

When to win
Winner will be posted tomorrow, Thursday.

Thank you Laryssa, for my new, fresh summery feel to my bedroom!  And for such reasonable prices that you offer to your customers! And I agree with you, the night at the Blissdom party, when we sat around talking with The Nester and Emily, was also a highlight for me!

Read more about Laryssa's passion for art in this interview that I think you'll enjoy!

L. Herbert Designs

I always love a re-do! 

Do you have a room in your house that you've been dying to re-do?

(And thank Laryssa, for being a contributing advertiser on 4RE!)

62 comments:

Butlers said...

As a mother of 5 and constantly on the go, I feel so lucky to have neighbors that are retired and chicken/egg enthusiasts. We have called or ran up several times to request eggs. Recently, our neighbor, Jerry's lovely, well doted on chickens were killed by native raccoons. Never the less, he assured me, with a heavy heart, that if we ever need eggs, they would have plenty on stock of the store bought kind in case we ever needed one or two. What great people!

The Real Me! said...

How very beautiful! I love the subtle change. The colors in your pillows really blend well with the pictures.
Now to answer your question. Not only do I feel comfortable but I have borrowed more than just eggs. We always seem to have what the other needs in a pinch. She borrows from me and I her. Here are just a few of the things I've borrowed. Of course eggs, sugar, milk, oil, can tomatoes and I'm sure more. She's borrowed refried beans, almonds, egg, onion, green pepper and I'm sure more. So as you can see we are perfectly comfortable with asking for not only eggs but whatever it is we might need? LOL.
HUGS
KIm

Kim said...

We have awesome neighbors! I have borrowed eggs, sugar, cans of soup, etc. We love our neighbors!!!

Laryssa Herbert said...

Thanks for such a sweet post. The eggs look great in your bedroom!

pk @ room remix said...

your bedroom redo looks great! I have a great neighbors and would have NO problem asking them for anything, including eggs. :-)

Relationship Education said...

Great article! It inspired me to use some great artwork my 3.5yr old brought home from school last month. I also appreciated the article on Crosswalk about not waiting to have a clean house before entertaining, how liberating! I don't have a spotless house and I often obsess over my carpet with a hubby, a 3 year old and a 3 month old :)

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Up until 2 yr ago, I could borrow almost anything from my neighbors. Since moving into town, I hadn't gotten to know my neighbor. But that's changing. We share plants and have spent some time lately in the garden swing. So, yes, I think she'd lend me a cup of sugar.

I love the colors in your room and would love my name to be put in the hat for the prints. Thanks.

mary beth said...

We are living in a rental this year while we build our dream home. I have met some of the neighbors but not the ones next door. Yes I am ashamed to say it!
I love your soft aqua and the rest of the colors in your re-do. I think the eggs would look great anywhere and can think of lots of places to put them in my new house!

jancd said...

I have one neighbor I would borrow an egg from. Not often, but in a pinch.

Laura M. said...

We just moved into our house in January and defintely don't know our neighbors enough to borrow an egg. Only one neighbor has come over to say "hi" and most of the others are a mystery still.

mrslauram@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Most definitly Yes! My "neighbors" are my son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren. When we "downsized" several years ago, we sold them our big house and 10 acres then we built a smaller home on the remaining 10 acres. I know they would loan me an egg. We each have an "open door" policy and it is great! I just recently found your blog and I am so enjoying it.

lhogelin@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I feel like I'm cheating. Since my neighbors are my brother and sis-in-law, uh, yah, I know them well enough to borrow ANYTHING. In fact, we've been known to sneak into each others' house and steal an ingredient even when one is not home. We do leave a note, so technically it's not stealing, right?
Many Blessings,
Holly@aiminghigh
www.homeschoolblogger.com/aiminghigh

Melanie said...

Our neighbors quickly became good friends. We have even shared some holidays together.
Most often borrowing IS an egg!
Your prints look great on your aqua walls.
~ I would love to redo the area in the kitchen/keeping room where I have my little writing desk with laptop.
Melanie@Bella~Mella

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Your change was perfect. I have admired these prints on othe blogs also. It made your bedroom so peaceful. I sure could ask my neighbor for eggs, milk, or any other staple. I am very fortunate to live in such a warm community.

Thanks for shaing.

Charla

Melissa D at DropTheBabyWeight.com said...

Definitely! My neighbors are currently taking my trash down to the curb (I'm big pregnant, my husband is on crutches) and so they're more than just egg-worthy neighbors.

Kathryn said...

Beautiful colors in your bedroom. My master is the room in our house I most want to re-do. I can't decide what direction I want to go in (colorwise or otherwise), so I love being inspired by the rooms of others.

We, too, have great neighbors! We are blessed to be able to borrow cooking ingredients, let them hold a key to our house or just have dinner with. It's a blessing!

Inksstillwet said...

I love the way you've tied in the colors in the pictures to match the blue in the pool and pillows!

Yes, we have amazing neighbors! God knew right where to put us when we bought our house in our neighborhood. I've borrowed oatmeal, eggs, oil, you name it. One neighbor came and slept on my couch when I had to go to the emergency room. Another neighbor gave me the first fruits from her garden recently. I could go on and on, but I'll stop now. Yes, I love our neighbors and their generosity!

Candice said...

I have two neighbors that I have frequently borrowed/given eggs from/to! It's so nice to have good neighbors!

*katie* said...

There are 2 sets of neighbors I feel comfortable asking for eggs from, but I always make sure to give them cookies as a thanks in return!

GrammaGrits said...

For sure, I have dear neighbors that I can borrow an egg, etc. from - what a blessing! Love the beautiful colors in the pictures; it's my new favorite color!

Emily said...

great question ... we have one neighbor who will send her daughter over to borrow various items, but honestly no one that i would feel comfortable asking. =( sad ...

mysteryhistorymom said...

Yes, I love my neighbors! We are always making goodies and sharing with them.:) This is one way to ensure that an egg or two is no big deal.:)

Thanks for the giveaway! Lori

Kristi said...

Love the redo. I am just needing a "do" in our bedroom. We have lived here 10 years and it is the only room in the house that hasn't been painted and decorated yet. Pitiful I know. I need some inspiration.

We love our neighbors too. Last thing I borrowed was cornstarch because my daughter had just used it all making that oobleck stuff.

rk21arm@hotmail.com

Kate Kiefer said...

love it! depends on the neighbor--we have great friends that live a few doors down, which is fun and convenient!

adsgram said...

I have lived here since I was five..over 5 decades, and I could not only borrow eggs I could get them cooked and served, if necessary....as could any of my neighbors (from us)if the need arose! We are a friendly group around here!

Life is good, and I would love to be in your give away! Your bedroom looks so nice!

Have a great day!

Lynne
dlynne172@yahoo.com

Maren said...

I think some of my neighbors know me well enough to borrow an egg, but never do. We have a grocery store just up the street.

Carmen said...

That's a great question and my answer is yes. Well, the next-door neighbors I would. We are on PTO together and attend the same church so we know each other well. :)

Amanda said...

Our neightbor is super sweet. I know I could borrow anything I needed!

Your bedroom re-do looks great. I have loved Laryssa's art work for a while now! She is super talented. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Sara S. said...

Just yesterday God blessed me through my neighbor Jane! Our neighbors are nice enough but not very approachable as far as borrowing an egg or anything. I've been praying about it as I've felt isolated and lonely, especially lately as we've had a lot of sickness at our house. Most of our friends are in a different town near our church. I needed kleenex and juice and prayed about who to ask. I thought of Jane, two doors down, who has seemed genuinely nice recently. WELL, Jane happily went and got groceries, plus popsickles, plus flowers, plus a card that was so sweet it made me cry, plus she is bringing us supper tonight! Thank you God, for putting me in touch with a wonderful caring Christian neighbor! God cares for His own!

Anonymous said...

Yes, we borrow eggs, sugar, milk, etc. from our neighbors. We were so close to our last neighbors that we didn't even knock and would raid each others' pantry or fridge even when the others weren't home! Holly
bhc-law(at)juno(dot)com

Lori said...

That is a great question! I do feel comfortable enough to ask my immediate neighbor, although I haven't ever done that. All the others, no. I've been here a long time and feel like that is probably my fault for not reaching out more myself. So this question is a good challenge.

I am about to move to another home, though, and the sellers have told me that it is a very warm, caring neighborhood. I hope to contribute to that myself.

And I love your bedroom makeover. Those prints are gorgeous! It would be great to have some new art for the new home! :)

lorihutto (at) gmail (dot) com

Tuscan Lady said...

We live on a cul-de-sac and all of our neighbors are like extended family ... there is even *family drama* at times.

We have lent a hand to all of our neighbors and they have helped us out on more than one occasion. we all watch each others homes, babysit each others kids, provide food as needed, etc. We love out little court.

Anonymous said...

Won't you be my neighbor? We just recently moved into our 1st house - we have neighbors only on 1 side - he is a mechanic and has done MUCH work on both of our cars and they have 2 little girls - we have provided the girls with lots of new clothes and many a care package of free stuff that I get from couponing and our puppie play together. Not only would I borrow an egg, but absolutely anything that I need. They have come over early morning out of milk for the girls and we have done the same for coffee creamer. We borrow and share lawn items - kinda like scratch my back and I will scratch yours. The house next door is for sale and we clean up the yard after a thunderstorm and bring back up the trashcans after pickup. I have seen these prints on many blogs and would be so honored and blessed to have them for myself - well and for my neighbor also. :)
Thanks,
Nicole~

Melissa said...

I love Laryssa's eggs! They look great in your bedroom! I'm hoping that between your and The Nester's giveaways, I'll win one for my house. :)

I would feel comfortable borrowing an egg from neighbors on the left and the right.

amyW said...

My neighbors get their eggs from me. We have 4 hens that keep us and the neighbors supplied with eggs.

Anonymous said...

We are surrounded by very kind neighbors who we can count on for anything from an egg to a life saving procedure. (okay, have not actually verified that one) And an extra benefit... the in laws live close and their chickens give fresh eggs every day if we want to go get them.
Love the art work. It's fun to update a room!
cousin Peggy

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Well, sign me up on this one! I'd love to win (hi, Laryssa!). I feel like I know probably 2 neighbors enough to borrow an egg from them, the others, not so much. One neighbor, I borrow tools from them quite a bit & they are great people. Would love to have a closer neighborhood, but it's just not happening.

ursula said...

I'm obsessed with Laryssa's prints. I just ordered four of them (the egg and feather ones!) and I love how they look on my living room wall. I could easily find a spot for two more! Okay, now on to my chance.......unfortunately, I could never really borrow eggs from my neighbor. Thing is, they are never home! They work faraway and the only evidence that they live there is late at night we can see the lights on.......a little sad, right? I wish we had a more close-knit community! ursula at uswood1@optonline.net

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sandy, I just tweeted this too! Oh, and I do love your bedroom colors. That aqua on the walls is gorgeous!

MJ said...

We definitely have several neighbors that we could borrow an egg from. It's nice, when you're a stay-at-home mom, to know that we have friendly neighbors who are watching out for us!

mjsmith723(at)gmail.com

Christy said...

Yes, I have 3 neighbors I could borrow an egg from! Never have had to, but I could if I needed to.

Love the prints!

candcpixley@verizon.net

Karen said...

I love that I can run next door and ask for a cup of flour, an egg, etc. When I'm finished baking I can then share some of the goodies with that generous neighbor!

Karen
huskers@cottagejoy.com

Lisa said...

My neighborhood has changed lately and I really just have one that is special and we call each other frequently borrowing stuff...food, stud finders, paint etc. Her husband started my mower a few times, they helped me bail water out of my basement several years ago (a TRUE friend there)...whenever she makes cookies she brings me some, as do I. And, now that my grill is broken, I have an open invite to use theirs! Great re-do by the way~

Heather said...

I absolutely feel like we could borrow an egg from the neighbors at our end of the block. I'm grateful that we have a group knows each other, shares with each other and just generally looks out for each other. Of course, I would have to add conversation time to the recipe!

Heather

Abbey said...

Love the money-mindful redo! Tying the colors from the outside view inside is a great idea...

Yes, I do borrow eggs (or whatever) from my neighbors from time to time when I'm in a pinch and count it a complement when they borrow back! In fact, being vulnerable enough to ask to borrow an ingredient has opened up opportunities to get to know other neighbors I don't know as well. People are usually more willing than we think, and being willing to ask has paid off in new friendships/communication in our cul de sac.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Your room looks gorgeous! I love the wall color.
Yes, I have 3 neighbors that I would feel comfortable borrowing an egg from, and probably have! :)
Great giveaway, I LOVE Laryssa's art.

Kasey Hunt said...

Well I guess I never really thought about asking my neighbor for anything. My in laws live 7 houses down, so if I need anything, they bring it over on their golf cart!! I'm lucky!! Great give away. Keeping my fingers crossed. You did a good job on the decorating. Looks nice.

Nancy said...

I love your redo! My bedroom needs painting and I am thinking blue. I have had blue before and most recently BM Zenful. Have to use that SW coupon!
As for eggs, I have several neighbors that I would and have asked for eggs! In fact, one "more senior" couple used to give us their egg yolks weekly for many years, because they were only using the whites! I didn't always know what to do with them, but I never said no!
~Nancy

Darcy @ lwm3b said...

Ohhhh love her stuff!

I don't have the neighborhood set up to borrow an egg, but when we used to live in suburbia a girlfriend/neighbor and I would often borrow an egg or sugar.

I don't really miss it terribly. I love the tranquil country life with lots of trees and wildlife. It's worth driving for eggs or just going without. ;)

Mandy said...

When we first moved in 2 of my neighbors came over, one with cinnamon rolls (delicious) and the other with banana bread and they both said, "we are the type of neighbors where you can come and borrow a cup of sugar" so I definitely know I can count on them!

BTW- my living area is painted the same color and I LOVE it!

@clarescoffee said...

love the prints, also love the bird silloutes, as far as the question, unfortunatly we do not know many of our neighbors (like i remember as a kid we knew everyone on the block) but the woman across the street and the couple next door have been very friendly, though we don't socialize together, we get each others mail when some one is gone on vacation, we have been lucky enough to have the ones across the street keep the dogs for us for a few days

Natalie said...

Does borrowing an egg from your neighbor who also happens to be your mother count? :-)
Love those pictures, and I am getting ready to re-do my bedroom, so I can think of the perfect spot for them!

Marissa said...

I live on an island, population,50. There are no stores here at the moment; all of our supplies are brought on by boat, which is weather-dependent. We ALL routinely borrow from each other, everything from eggs to gas, to diapers, to cold medicines. We are a perfect example of the word Community. It's fantastic!

driftwoodroses said...

It has been so long since I stopped by and it's lovely as usual! I love the prints above your bed and the color scheme is so soothing. I think I know my neighbours well enough to borrow an egg but wouldn't do it all the time I guess. One way to find out!! Have a lovely day.

linda said...

I have neighbors that I consider family and count it as such a blessing in this day and age. We're very lucky in that regard!

Shannon @ AnchorMommy said...

My neighbors just so happen to be friends that we go back YEARS with! Courtney was a sorority sister of mine -- I met her 15 years ago. My husband has known her even longer, since high school! We even started a shared vegetable garden this year. So yeah, I'd have no problem borrowing an egg, and vice versa! It's great to have neighbors who are also dear friends.

Ms. Tee said...

Your bedroom is so pretty! Love the blue. :) On the eggs - I have borrowed some eggs and sugar from several neighbors before and they from me - they're great!

Sara L said...

I may be too late to enter, but no I don't feel comfortable enough to ask for an egg from the neighbors. We've recently moved to the area and are still getting acquainted.

charles and sara at hotmail dot com

GiBee said...

LOL -- OOOH yes. We are comfy and cozy with our neighbors and borrow and loan a lot. But it seems like I'm the one always borrowing eggs or butter!! LOL~

Anonymous said...

Yes, I feel like I can borrow eggs from our neighbors, I usually do borrow something like an egg or sugar or something.
What a fun contest,
deezie
deezieshine@aol.com

Megret said...

I hope so! We are pretty close to some of them, and others keep to themselves (childless folks who may not appreciate the lively nature of our two preschoolers)! But I wish for a neighborhood of yesteryear -- all the time !
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

Jenny said...

Oh oh oh!!! It's Thursday already...am I too late to enter? I just saw this post, and it gave me goosebumps. I just re-did my living room with the same blue tones. I also bought 2 pillows from Target just 2 days ago! How funny is that? Everything else I used in my re-do was gathered from around my house.

Yes...I would ask my neighbor for eggs--lots of them. :)