Congratulations to Debi Leavitt & Martha Cordaro of the Ebby Halliday Frisco Office for winning the drawings we held last night.


Debi Leavitt was the recipient of 4 hours of holiday decorating (Staging to DWELL)


Martha Cordaro was the recipient of 4 hours of Staging to SELL.


We had a great time, met some amazing people and are grateful for the relationships we continue to build with the wonderful Ebby Frisco team.  (Check out their page on Facebook too!)



I don’t know where that title comes from…a friend of mine says it and it just kinda stuck itself into my title.  Try saying it out loud though – it’s kinda fun.  
Anyway, following the same practice of writing the names of my public followers on little pieces of paper and then asking my half asleep husband to choose one as the winner, we found one today:
In case you can’t read my writing, the winner is STEVE PLUNKETT!  He is the lucky recipient of $35 to use at any one of the 200+ CSN Stores.  Free money, baby!!!  

Congratulations, Steve…hope you enjoy the options on line with CSN…and THANK YOU for following my lil’ ol’ bloggity blog.  (Oh, and Steve, if you’re wondering what is on my Christmas list…that will be my next post so don’t go spend it all right away!) 

Free Money GIVEAWAY by Michelle Lynne

>HAPPY DECEMBER and happy shopping to all!

As a fun little treat, we are going to host a giveaway next week to help you with your holiday shopping!  A shout out to CSN Stores and their generosity to host our giveaway.  They have over 200 on line stores where you can get anything from a leather briefcase for the man in your life to a cozy robe for your favorite sister…or yourself!  
We will be giving away a promotional code worth $35 at ANY of their stores.  Woo hoo!  Free money, baby!  It’s easy to win – you just need to be a public follower of this blog.  We will draw randomly from the group (come on — it’s not a big group yet so you have a great chance of winning!) the week of December 6th.  Like I said…FREE MONEY…why wouldn’t you sign up to win?

Giveaway by Michelle Lynne


Good morning and congratulations to JENNIFER TELLER for winning our $35 shopping certificate to any one of the 200+ CSN Stores!  

My husband woke up and sleepily wandered into the kitchen earlier this morning when I asked him to choose a slip of paper from a bowl where I had previously written out all of my followers individually (this is an easy task when you’re still a little blog).  He went back to bed having no idea how he has brightened Jennifer’s day!

Congratulations, Jennifer, and thank you ALL for publicly following my little bit of social media.  I will be posting holiday preparation tips and ideas next…and please don’t ever hesitate to send me a note if there is any topic you’d like to see.  

Your home staging & redesign consultant 
Michelle Lynne

Your home is where our heart is.

BOO! It’s a Giveaway by Michelle Lynne


Alrighty y’all…here we go!  It’s another giveaway (it’s been a while, hasn’t it?) and just in time to kick off the holiday shopping season!  Next week we will be giving away to one of our lucky (public) followers a $35 shopping spree to CSN Stores.  CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from stylish handbags, to modern bar furniture or great cookware!

Here are some ideas of what you could buy if YOU were the lucky winner:

(click on the caption to be directed to the CSN store site)
Tiffany Spruce Wreath
Inchworm 11″ Vase
Sophia Throw Pillow
This is such a great price – I could afford to kick in $1.00 and get TWO!

So if you’re not a public follower, sign up now and early next week we will have a random drawing!

Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!

Come On Down!!!


Shannon Myers…come on down…you’re the next winner in a giveaway on the blog by Michelle Lynne!  You have just won a $50 gift certificate to any of the 200+ on line CSN Stores.  Here are just a few examples of what you can buy:



No comments on my giveaway post?  Hmmm….what to do?  
Obviously, this blog is highly popular and creating lots of buzz.  ;o)  
I’ll just have to wait for my hubby to wake up and help me randomly pick a follower to send the $50 gift certificate to.  So stay tuned all of you readers in the blogosphere!  I know you’re anxiously awaiting the news but it will most likely be tomorrow before the final decision is posted.  My sweet hubs isn’t a morning person and I’ll be out of the house by 7am today so I’ll wait until this afternoon to get him to close his eyes and pick a winner.
Be back soon!

Here’s the Scoop:


I’m about to tell you how to win a $50 gift certificate to spend as you please at any of the CSN Stores.  
The scoop:  just visit any of the 200+ on line stores and find what you might want to purchase with the GC and leave me a comment describing the item and at which of the on-line stores you found it.  That’s it.  And I will randomly choose from the list of comments.  Pretty simple, eh?  (And if you win, I won’t hold you to purchasing the particular item you described in the comment because there are so many to choose from that you might change your mind when perusing at a later date.)  The winner will be announced in my June 28th posting.  Oh, and you don’t have to limit what you would buy if you won the $50 – you could dream big and plan to contribute the difference.  And don’t fret, I won’t be grading your comments on grammar or spelling….

Vanity, Shopping & Cashola. No, it’s not a sitcom but a GIVEAWAY!


So I have been working with a client who since we have met, has had his entire downstairs living area painted (including the HUGE entry), installed gorgeous hardwood floors, also throughout the first floor, AND tiled his wet areas upstairs and downstairs.  It has been a lot of fun so far and thankfully, he has been a great client to work with (I love my job!).  If I was a good blogger, I’d post some “before” and some “so far” pictures for your reading enjoyment…but I was remiss in my photography when I was there last week so you’ll just have to wait for the “after” pictures.  
Anyway, on to my main point and that is that it’s time for another giveaway!  
How does that relate to the client mentioned?  Well, in order to tile the entire upstairs guest bathroom floor, we removed the old, builders vanity and are currently on the hunt for a replacement.  Of course, in this scorching, Texas heat, I don’t want to be out schlepping the big box stores so of course, started shopping on line.  Look at what I found while searching for the perfect vanity on line:
I think we’ll possibly go with this last one as the house is rather traditional but the oval shape will add a bit of a more modern feel.  
ANYWAY since I love the CSN Stores (did you know there are more than 200?) and they came through for me yet again, I’m going to give away a $50 gift certificate that will be good to ANY of their on line stores to one lucky reader!  Stay tuned for the exact details in my next post later this week….

WOO HOO! The winner of our blog’s first giveaway!


So my husband just woke up and was in the kitchen getting himself something to eat when I cautiously approached him (he’s not a morning person and I had been up for a couple of hours and was bouncing with energy).  I asked him to help me draw a name out of a bowl and he was still sleepy enough to comply without question.  Earlier this morning, I had made a list of my blog’s followers, cut the names out, folded each twice and tossed them into a salad bowl.  This wasn’t really difficult or time consuming considering this blog is still in it’s infancy.  

As a result of the random drawing, I’m happy to announce JAN MAUPIN as the winner of our first giveaway!  Thank you to for sponsoring this giveaway and of course, thank you to all of this blog’s followers.  Please share us with your friends and family members – as we grow, our giveaways will occur more often and prize values will increase.  Who knows?  The next winner could be YOU!