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Congratulations to our winner, Megan. Check back next month for another great giveaway!

Halloween is officially over. Daylight savings time ends this weekend (set your clocks back an hour this Saturday!). That means it’s time to start bundling up your home for the cooler weather. The bedroom is the perfect place to start, so that’s why we partnered with Blissliving Home to give one lucky reader a luxurious new bedding set.

Blissliving Home Bedding Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive one of Blissliving’s gorgeous new arrivals: a Birch Duvet set in his or her choice of full/queen or king size. This duvet has a bold, graphic pattern inspired by birch trees, and the 300-thread-count cotton sateen makes this extra soft and cuddly. To round out the new bedding look, the winner will also receive a luxe velvet Addison pillow in vibrant gold and an ultra-soft woven blue throw.

So, what are you waiting for? Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win. This giveaway’s question: How do you warm up your home for cooler weather? Adding soft throw rugs? Firing up the stove? Leave your tips below.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9:00 a.m. ET on November 1, 2013 and 12:00 p.m. ET on November 4, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of the prize: $425.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932

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Congratulations to our winner Josh, who loves to mix up pumpkin martinis with a cinnamon and sugar rim. Come back on November 1 for another great giveaway.

I tend to go a little overboard with Halloween party preparations. Partly because I’m a lifestyle editor and partly because Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday, I’ve been thinking about pumpkins, DIY costumes and creepy food for months. But you can still have a low-stress Halloween gathering even if you haven’t planned a thing until this very minute. Yes, really.

Here’s your game plan: Make a sweet and a savory snack (say, maple nut popcorn and creepy chips with guacamole) and both kid- and adult-friendly punches. Kids will love our cemetery slime punch (complete with gummy worms!), and adults will be crazy for this Pumpkin Spice Sangria served inside a pumpkin. For a large group, ask guests to bring an additional appetizer or drink to share.

Pumpkin Spice Halloween Punch Recipe

To help you out with last-minute decorations, we’ve partnered with Target to give one lucky Design Happens reader a free party pack complete with plates, napkins, straws, decorations and more. Read on for the full Pumpkin Spice Sangria recipe, plus enter for a chance to win this party pack.

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Congratulations to random winner smhall820, who plans to retile a bathroom this fall! Check back on October 18 for another great Halloween giveaway. 

As we tick towards the end of daylight savings time (Sunday, November 3 this year), it’s the perfect time to update outdated light fixtures. A stylish new ceiling fan, modern kitchen lighting and pretty patterned pendants are all on my personal fall shopping list. (Bonus: Choosing new lighting is much more fun than raking leaves!)

We’ve partnered with online lighting retailer EuroStyleLighting.com to help you illuminate your home in style this fall. One lucky winner will receive $150 to spend on the light or lights of their choice. Here are some of my favorite trendy pieces, all available for less than $150:

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Clockwise from top left: Chevron Ikat Teal Pendant, Dipped Chrome Mini Pendant, Bronze Floor Lamp With Honeycomb Shade, Modern Square Accent Lamp  

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Congratulations to this giveaway’s random winner, CPlusE, whose most successful costume to date was a gypsy. Come back on October 4 for another great giveaway.

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. I love it all: Decking out the yard with completely over-the-top decor, dressing up as someone else in a fun Halloween costume and greeting friends with intentionally-creepy food and cocktails. Plus, any spider webs that might get missed just add to the spooky vibe.

With just over a month left until the big day, it’s time to start putting up Halloween decorations and planning parties. That’s why we’re giving away this party prize pack from Grandin Road, an online style retailer that cares even more about Halloween than I do. Read on to see the whole giveaway list and enter for a chance to win this prize.

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Congratulations to Faye B., who says “My eleven-year-old Cairn is my rehab coach. He walks ahead of me on his leash and makes a soft bark as I work to keep up. He inspires me to keep trying after my heart surgery!” Faye will win a pet-themed pillow of her choice. Check back on September 21 for a special Halloween-themed giveaway.

Fall is (unofficially) here, and that means it’s time to cozy up on the couch. I know I’m ready to settle in with my Corgi-bulldog mix puppy Miles for movie marathons and fall TV premieres. Even if your four-pawed friend isn’t actually allowed on the couch during said marathons, you can add your favorite breed’s likeness to the sofa with this month’s giveaway from adorable pillow purveyor Studio 773 by Eastern Accents. One lucky Design Happens reader will win a dog-embellished pillow!

Dog Pillows From Studio 773

Whether you have a Bichon Frise like Camille’s pups or a regal Beagle like Marianne, your friend will know he or she is 100 percent a part of the family.  The winning reader will get to choose one pillow of their choice.

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment below. This month’s question: Do you have a pet? What’s your favorite memory of your dog or cat?

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 12:00 p.m. ET on September 6, 2013 and 12:00 p.m. ET on September 9, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of the prize: up to $184. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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Congratulations to this month’s winner, Jenna, who says her favorite summer tradition is traveling to her hometown to celebrate 4th of July with her friends and family. Check back on September 6 for another great giveaway!

One of summer’s sweetest rites of passage is the family beach trip. My family was lucky enough to travel to the North Carolina coast almost every summer when I was growing up, and I loved the traditions we established there. We spent our days catching waves, flying kites and searching for the perfect shark’s tooth; the nights were all about listening to the waves and enjoying the freshest local seafood.

Even if your summer is shaping up to be a land-locked one, you can still create a by-the-shore experience at home. The clambake is a beach-side favorite for its sheer simplicity: Just steam just-caught seafood alongside corn on the cob and baby potatoes. (Get our recipe here.)

Of course, you’ll need to set the table for your clambake, so we’ve teamed up with our friends at personalized gift shop Pretty Smitten and online lifestyle shop Waiting On Martha to give one lucky Design Happens reader this set of coordinated table decor perfect for an end-of-summer soiree.

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Update: Congratulations to our random winners of Design Camp tickets – Kristina R, Shelly and AJ R.

Are you obsessed with interior design? Do you dream about growing your brand? Then pack your bags, because it’s time for camp — Design Camp, that is. Design Camp is a two-day-long meeting of the minds for interior designers, architects, bloggers, artists, trendsetters and more. The brainchild of celebrity interior designers Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis, this event in Orange County, Calif. is for designers at every level.

Kicking off with a meet-and-greet cocktail party, Design Camp provides you with the opportunity to learn and network with some of the most respected professionals (aka your Camp Counselors) in the interior design business. With seminars on design and networking events galore, Design Camp is THE place for beginners and design veterans to mingle. Kathryn M. Ireland, Nathan Turner, and Timothy Corrigan are just a few of the counselors that will lead courses on creating global design, navigating social media and building a personal brand.

We’re giving three lucky Design Happens readers a chance to win a free ticket* to the Orange County Design Camp on October 9-11. To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment below. This contest’s question: What event are you looking forward to at Design Camp? We’ll choose three random winners next Friday, August 2.

*The winner will only receive a ticket to Design Camp; travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the individual.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 5:00 p.m. ET on July 26, 2013 and 5:00 p.m. ET on August 2, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $1297. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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Update: Congratulations to this month’s random winner, Christina Z. Check back next month for another great giveaway.

Father’s Day is around the corner — have you found the perfect gift yet? If your dad is more into tablets, apps and surround sound than golfing and fishing, this Freebie Friday giveaway might be the perfect present. One lucky winner will take home this high-tech toaster from Magimix.

Freebie Fridays - Magimix Vision Toaster

The Magimix Vision Toaster is the only model with a viewing window to let you watch the toasting process in action. Quartz heating elements produce crisp, uniformly brown toast, and the model comes in three glossy colors: black, red and almond cream.

This is sure to be a showpiece in your dad’s high-tech kitchen. Already got Dad’s Day covered? It would be an equally cool gift for a new college grad’s first apartment, or a gift to yourself for being savvy enough to check out Design Happens’ monthly giveaway. The choice is yours!

To win a Vision Toaster in your choice of color, answer this month’s question in the comments below: What’s the best Father’s Day gift you’ve ever given (or received)?

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 12:00 p.m. ET on June 7, 2013 and 12:00 p.m. ET on June 10, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prizes: $199.95. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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Update: Thanks for playing, D-Happ readers! This month’s grand prize winner is Rosemary B, who says she’ll spend Mother’s Day grilling out with her husband, children and grandchildren. Congratulations, Rosemary — six months of flowers are headed your way!

Runners-up Pat W. and Helen have won a three-month flower subscription, while Gremol, Mel, LJsMommy, Julianna, Donna and Nancy W. have each won one double bouquet of their choice. Happy Mother’s Day, all! Come back on June 7 for another Freebie Friday giveaway.

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’re still searching for that perfect gift. Fresh flowers are a go-to Mother’s Day gift for a reason: They’re beautiful, they smell great and they’re easy to deliver to Mom even if you can’t make it home for the big day.  That’s why we partnered with online subscription flower service The Bouqs to give 8 lucky winners free bouquets — and why we’re starting our May Freebie Fridays giveaway a week early to make sure the flowers arrive by Mother’s Day.

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I’m sure you’ve gushed over all the beautiful, trendy looks on HGTV and HGTV.com. It may seem like a fantasy to re-create the look in your own home, but HGTV HOME products make that possible - and you’re in luck because you can enter the Make It Mine sweepstakes going on now through April 12th! You could win $25,000 in cash plus $25,000 in HGTV HOME products, as well as a personal consultation from HGTV designer Meg Caswell.

HGTV HOME has everything you need to completely restyle your home. If you’re in the market for upholstery, they’ve got you covered. If you’re upgrading your lighting, they’ve got you covered there, too. If you’re shopping for new flooring, they have what you’re looking for (I think you get the picture).

Wouldn’t this purple damask wallpaper be a welcoming, energetic entry to your home?

HGTV HOME Wallpaper

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