Being Thankful & A Giveaway!

Greetings, everyone! As we inch our way closer to the holiday season, I wanted to stop for a second and say how thankful I am for all of you that have followed me along this blogging changeover journey. This past month has been stressful and not very fun online, but while all of the cyberspace nonsense was going on, I was working away on so many projects that I am now able to share with you again! And, for that, I am soooo very thankful! Last month, I created a bunch of these pumpkin chalkboards for the barn shop in different styles and autumn colors.

chevron striped painted pumpkin chalkboardEach one has a jute rope hanger so you can flip it over and use either side. One is the graphic design, the other is the vintage-look erasable chalkboard.

Pumkpin Chalkboard MenuUnfortunately (I think in a moment of “forget-it-I-am-never-going-to-be-able-to-blog-again-frustration”), I deleted all of the how-to pics!! So, I will just say that they are solid pine cut into the shape of a pumpkin approximately 14″ high by 11″ wide, then painted and sealed with a satin poly finish. The embellishments are a few faux fall leaves and a burlap holder for your chalk to hang out and be at the ready for your creative words of wisdom.  Today, as a token of my thanks to all of you, I am giving this hand-decorated and stenciled “Thankful Pumpkin Chalkboard” one away!

Thankful Stenciled Pumpkin ChalkboardAll you need to do is:

1. If you haven’t done so yet, subscribe to my new blog posts (that’s the box in the right hand column under the chicken barn photo) and then leave a word or two in the comment section telling me why you’re thankful this holiday season. (I never use your emails for anything other than my awesome DIY and country design blog posts-promise!). Once you enter the subscribe email info, you will receive a confirmation email that you need to respond to, or your subscription is not completed.

2. If you already subscribe-and I thank you for that- just leave a word or two-or twenty, whatever you want to say : ) I am testing out all of the components of my blog and want to make sure everything is working properly!

That’s it! This is going to be a quick one, because I want to make sure to get it to you before turkey day! So, the time to enter starts now and runs through Sunday, November 16th at midnight, and the winner will be notified on Monday via the emails you entered to subscribe. Have a great Friday, everyone and be thankful the weekend is upon us! Susan


  1. Okay I think I am subscribed to your email newsletter – I hope!

    I am thankful for my family, friends and pets.

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    God Bless


    • countrydesignhome says:

      Hi Heather! I think you are subscribed now- thank you for your persistence!
      Hopefully you will not be disappointed!


  2. I’m thankful for all of God’s blessings.


  3. pat asquith says:

    Feeling grateful for family, most of all.


  4. Grateful for your creativity, amazing laugh and sense of family!


  5. Amy Lutkevich says:

    Thankful for family and good health ♡


  6. Nancy Camley says:

    Hi Sue, It’s always nice talking to you at Todd’s & the Vintage Bazaar! I was enjoying reading past blogs on the old page. Hopefully they will all carry over to the new one! (I haven’t had a chance to look yet!)


    • countrydesignhome says:

      And you as well, Nancy! I hope you had a great weekend at the Vintage Bazaar-it sure looked like it was crazy busy! Come and visit us in the barn!


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