Feather Your Nest Giveaway!

In honor of all things spring and beautiful, how about a “Feather Your Nest” Giveaway to help spruce up your home? One lucky person will — get ready for this — win a $20 gift card to Pier 1! Fun stuff, huh? :)

Everyone who leaves a comment on this post by noon (CST) May 8 will be included in the drawing. If I don’t know you personally or can’t contact you via your own blog, you must include your email address in your comment to be eligible for the giveaway.

For fun, tell me what you’re looking for right now to spruce up your home. Do you need some spring or summer placemats or some fun new dishes? Or maybe you have major items or projects on your mind. Whatever it is, tell me what you’d like to do to feather your nest sometime soon.

Me? I could use some new drinking glasses, but we are also in need of new living room furniture — a couch and two chairs, to be exact. Our couch has seen better days (and lots of them!) so it’s just time for an update. Luckily, Don and I want some of the same features in a couch, but finding the time to shop for one will be the trick (always an out of town trip for us). Since we tried last fall and didn’t get the job done, I’m trying not to worry about it now and, instead, trust the Lord to lead us to what will be best for us.

Do you have some needs that are weighing on your mind? Remember, God is concerned about the everyday matters in our lives as well as the bigger issues we face. Yes, that’s right — we can even take our home and clothing needs to Him in prayer!

So go ahead, tell the Father what you need. He stands ready to provide!

“…’do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear… Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

… And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” Matthew 6:25a, 26, 28-30

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*Flickr photo by AnnCam


  1. We need some soil and seeds and maybe a rain barrel for our new garden, but I don’t think I can get that from Pier 1! :)

    Eventually we’d like to get a dining room/china cabinet set. And we need another lamp for the piano area. But we don’t need a lot of stuff.

    You can come here to furniture shop if you want!

  2. Needs? God has provided all I need and more. But “Wants”? – Endless, large, unreasonable. Sigh. Boy oh boy has my couch seen better days! My sweetest cat, Perkins, has a tiny little voice and the best way he knows to get us to open the front door for him is to claw one side of the couch. I love Perkins more than the couch, so it will stay shredded with a throw over that end until he is gone. (Is it possible that I may have a bit of a cat disorder. . . ?) He has survived mean tomcats and rattlesnakes; he has survived when our other cats have been taken out by neighbor dogs, coyotes and bobcats.

  3. Ooo! Thanks for the chance!! I love Pier One. I recently bought an outstanding contemporary floor lamp from them that I love :)

  4. Ooo..what a fun giveaway!!
    I need to find some fun shelving for my bedroom and I need to revamp my quiet time area..gotta get organized.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. We need nothing, but we have a list of wants a mile long. This summer, we want to paint all of our bedrooms/bathrooms, and work on a garden in the yard.

  6. We also need drinking glasses!

  7. Our spring need is a few new bushes out front of the house. A few didn’t survive initial planting and I’m ponding what to get that will like the location.

    Happy Spring!

  8. I would love to find some new things for my livingroom – I plan on painting it this next month. Update is definately needed. Feel like it is old and frumpy.

  9. We are looking for some indoor/outdoor furniture for our AZ room. Your picture reminds me of the mother dove who has made a nest in a palm tree in our backyard.

  10. Hi Cheryl,

    I think the thing we need most is carpeting in my office–which is going to happen soon after a sad plumbing leak destroyed it. :(

    But actually some new glasses would look mighty nice in my cupboard.

    Thanks so much for the chance, Cheryl. Sweet blessings to you!

  11. Lisa Tomey says

    I am in need of hunter green flower pots!!! I cannot find them anywhere, at least at a decent price. Whoever thought it would be so hard to find flower pots! But I shall prevail!

  12. Don’t need anything. We would like to rewire, then paint, then decorate.

  13. I could use a Spring table cloth or placemats for my dining room. Rarely do I treat myself to anything new along these lines.

    Great idea, Cheryl. Thanks for offering this.


  14. I was just thinking the other day about getting some new just for spring and summer plates and glasses. Thank you for once again giving glory to Jesus and reminding me that He is Jehovah Jireh, the great provider! :0)

  15. I need Dave to finish the painting he started last summer! Life is crazy. Where does the time go?

  16. We could eventually use some new picture frames for main living areas. Have a collection of different ones from 25+ yrs. What a fun giveaway!
    Thanks so much for giveaways from
    great stores!

  17. Thoughtful post & generous giveaway! A lampshade or two would make a dramatic difference to a couple of lamps in my house. Certainly not a “need”, but a “wouldn’t it be lovely” thought..

  18. Have loved hearing about everyone’s desires to feather your nests. Thanks for participating!

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