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Entries closed on this month’s “Love the House You’re In” collage

Update: A winner has been chosen and emailed. Thanks for everyone’s entries — SO FUN to read about our pets. Astro says, “Woof!” He approves.  ENTRIES NOW CLOSED. Stay tuned for July’s contest. Hmmmm. What shall I ask this month? Original post: Robin was last month’s winner of a “Love The House You’re In” custom collage made by our collage artist laureate Mel Kolstad. That’s Robin’s house… and her dog, woof!… all interpreted by Mel — she cut out each little brick by hand! Now, it’s time to find a winner  for June. If you would like to enter to win a custom collage featuring your house and photos, read on….

To enter, complete these two steps:

  1. A bunch of our collage winners choose to include their pet. Hmmmm… So this month, step #1 to enter is to leave a comment on this post telling us about your pet. If you don’t have a pet right now… then, tell us about a hobby that gets your nurturing TLC.
  2. And, subscribe to my newsletter. Yes, this helps me build my newsletter list… I send ’em out just once a week, usually.

Please read all the rules here before entering. I’ll pick a reader next Friday morning.

Meanwhile — thanks again to Mel for a fabulous collage! You can find Mel’s collage works on flickr and her blog, Much Ado About Stuff. Thanks, Mel, you know I love your work, and I’m so excited to have this addition to the blog in 2010.

  1. Betsy Ward says:

    Charlie is our Chocolate Lab. He is very lucky to have seen age 7 this year. Unfortunately, he loves chocolate as much as me. He has figured out how to open cabinets and in his 7 yrs., has eaten a bag of Hershey Kisses with foils, Peppermint Patties with foils, box of brownie mix and can of hot cocoa powder. I’m sure I have forgotten something. All chocolate is now raised on top of the refrigerator and has been safe until he figures out how to move furniture to reach.

  2. Vanessa Bugge says:

    I love my dog! He’s a blue heeler named Cash and is so loving and energetic. He’s a good dog especially when he’s not chewing on things he shouldn’t ;-). Really he’s a good dog. My husband brought him home for me cause he was making the horses really mad at his old home and was in danger of being kicked/trampled by them so although his owner loved him he was sort of a rescue dog I guess. The kids have a lot of fun with him. Earlier today he was sort of yodeling which is new for him, I kind of liked the sound but not sure the neighbors would be excited about it. maybe he’ll learn how to sing if I find the right music for him, he is Cash after all. 😉

  3. Deborah says:

    I DO NOT HAVE ANY PETS, BUT DO HAVE PLENTY OF HOBBIES. MY FAVORITE IS TRASH RESOURCEFULLNESS, AND RESCUING ITEMS TO REFURBISH PRIOR TO THE LANDFILL. I AM CURRENTLY REFURBISHING MY KITCHEN IN A DOUBLE-WIDE TRAILER I AM REHABBING W/ FOUND OR DONATED ITEMS OR FREE ITEMS FROM CRAIGSLIST…..I HAVE FOUND MANY ITEMS, AND HAVE FIXED MY FRONT STEPS, HOLES IN A KITCHEN FLOOR, DRYWALL ETC. AND THE LIST GOES ON…….I SEE IT MOSTLY AS A CHALLENGE AS I AM UNEMPLOYED CURRENTLY…….
    IT GIVES ME A SENSE OF PURPOSE AND PUTS JOY IN MY HEART AND A SPRING INTO MY STEP….

  4. leslie ryan says:

    when my husband-to-be and i first shacked up he brought me a cute tortie kitten boy whom i promptly named Buckley after the incomparable Jeff Buckley.

    of course,one kittie boy is never enough so he was soon followed by a sleek little grey called Evel Knieval- or Evel for short. they have both since become quite huge, Buckley in particular prompting folks to ask me ‘is she pregnant?’ to which i, with attempted scathing tone, answer ‘no HE is not’. Buckley is eagerly awaiting the day i dump the rest of the entourage (husband and kiddo included) and become his sole property. i think he dreams of us running away together to the south of France.

    last winter we added our final family member soon after my son’s fourth birthday. although we were assured she was a golden retriever/boxer mix, Sosie is clearly an exuberant black lab. she was spayed two weeks ago and through the long and slow recovery process i was as worried as if any family member had been ill- thank the gods she’s back to her bouncy self! her only flaw is that she loves my husband more than she loves me.

    sometimes i look around my lovely, fur infested 1920’s era home and think- ‘golly, am i ever tied down here’ and….i wouldn’t have it any other way. the south of France will have to do without me.

  5. Annie B. says:

    Leslie Ryan,

    You and Buckley in the south of France! That is hilarious. You’ve given me the “happy thought” for the day!

    Annie B.

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