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My kitchen gets quite the workout every December, since I spend most of my free time whipping up homemade gifts, crafting the perfect appetizer for that holiday party and baking entirely too many Christmas cookies.

If your kitchen is anywhere near as tired as mine by December 31, you’ll love this month’s giveaway. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Magimix and the first food processor, we’re giving away 5 Premium Collection Food Processors from Magimix by Robot Coupe — perfect for everything from doughs to dips.

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This new special edition is not yet for sale in the United States, and comes with all available accessories and kits, including a citrus press, juice extractor, mash and puree kit, dough bowl and more. Best of all, the 5 lucky winners will get to choose their favorite from 9 bright, cheery colors.

Leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win! This week’s question: What homemade gifts are you cooking up this holiday season?

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 December 2, 2011 and 12:00 p.m. ET on December 5, 2011. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $650.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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Just in time for the holidays, this week’s winner will get everything they need to fill their home with the sounds of the season — or drown out the in-laws. We’re giving away a complete Sonos wireless home music system, which combines three integrated speakers powered by three digital amps into one streamlined, rich-sounding stereo. Use it vertically or horizontally; tucked onto a shelf or front-and-center. We’re also throwing in a wireless bridge, so you can stream music into any room. Control it all with a free app for your iPad, iPhone or Android. Not tech-savvy? Give it to that geek in your life and prepare to be bear hugged.

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To be entered for a chance to win this Sonos PLAY:3 music player and bridge set, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c on Monday, November 7. The winner gets to pick the color: black or white.

This week’s question: What’s your all-time favorite holiday tune? Are you a traditionalist who loves the smooth notes of Bing Crosby and Vince Guaraldi, or do you rock out to Chuck Berry and The Ramones? Tell us in the comments below.

Note: Going forward, Freebie Fridays will be monthly rather than weekly. Come back the first Friday of every month for even more fabulous giveaways!

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For last Friday’s freebie giveaway, we asked you to tell us your best holiday entertaining ideas to be entered for a random chance to win this chic faux-shagreen tray from SkateModerne.  You had some great tips — here are some of our favorites.

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Delegate, Delegate, Delegate
Most friends don’t mind helping out a little, especially if they’re among the first to arrive. “I like to have a friend or family member in charge of welcoming people when they arrive, helping them with their coats, purses, food set up and getting them settled in with a drink…even leading them to mix and mingle if necessary,” says Jan T.  Or ask guests to bring a homemade dish, like reader cnpeyton does.

Get Together Ahead of Time
December too busy? Celebrate with friends in the summer, like two of our commenters do. “Since the holidays are so busy with family, we have a garden party in August with decorations and Christmas carols and many courses of food under a tent in my friend’s lovely yard. It’s less stressful for everyone, and there’s better weather,” says Andrea.  And Sylvie R. looks forward to her Christmas in July party every year: “We all dress up in thick, tacky sweaters, reindeer headbands, etc., and enjoy making gingerbread, peppermint schapps-infused hot cocoa and a white elephant gift exchange. Who says holidays only come once a year?”

Host a Traveling Party
Don’t want to play host all night? Try a progressive party like reader SweetLiz and her family members: “We go from house to house so we can see each other’s decorated homes and share a drink, snack or dessert. Sometimes we start with a brunch, sometimes with a late lunch. We try to do this a week before Christmas.”

Don’t Forget the Details
Little touches will put your party over the top — like simple homemade appetizers instead of store-bought or fresh greenery from the yard. And Felipe33 reminds us that “a must for entertaining is a clean and fresh-smelling half bath. This can be a deal breaker.”

Relax and Have Fun
So, you didn’t have a chance to make letterpress place cards or get out your fondue set. It’s okay! Once the party starts, go with what you’ve got and don’t sweat the unfinished details.  As wise reader Pat D says, “If you are enjoying yourself, most likely your guests will too.”  And as this week’s random winner, vintageviolet, reminds us, “Holidays are for spending time with friends and family, so don’t get so stressed that you forget that part!”

Congratulations to this week’s winner! She will have 2 weeks to respond to our emails before we pick another random winner.

 

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We’re roughly one month from December, the annual can’t-eat-another-cookie, party-every-weekend month. No matter what holiday you celebrate, this is a month jam-packed with open houses, cocktail parties and cookie exchanges. Be ready for anything — even drop-by guests — with today’s Freebie Friday giveaway,  the SkateModerne Teal Logo Tray.

SkateModerne makes couture furniture and trays in any size or pattern, but the one we’re giving away is 12 3/4″ x 12 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ and made of teal faux shagreen. (It’s both chic and environmentally friendly.) Load it up with an ombre decander filled with your favorite spirits, cocktail glasses and a few bar snacks for an instant (and portable) party.  Or, use the tray as part of an of-the-moment teal-themed party.

SkateModerne Logo TrayTo be entered for a chance to win this chic tray, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c on Monday, October 31.

This week’s question: What’s your best holiday entertaining tip? Do you have a go-to cocktail? A theme party that people look forward to all year? A super-simple homemade favor? Tell us in the comments below.

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Guess who’s coming to dinner? Your family and friends, this holiday season, that’s who.  And, for one lucky winner, four of those holiday guests will be sitting on these modern-classic Thonet chairs from Bauhaus2YourHouse. Based on the design from modern classic furniture pioneer Michael Thonet, these streamlined beauties will look just as home alongside a traditional dining set as they do by an Eero Saarinen tulip table.

 

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Chairs like these – with a bentwood frame, a woven cane back and a gingko chocolate faux leather seat — will elevate your Thanksgiving dining room (or heck, any-room) decor, and keep Uncle Bernard from dwelling on a few pesky lumps in the gravy. Okay, maybe not that last part, but they’ll be comfy enough to carry to the living room for some post-meal board games or football-watching, whatever your pleasure. To be entered for a chance to win the set of four Thonet chairs, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c on Monday, October 24.

This week’s question: What has been your most memorable Thanksgiving (good or bad)? Did you catch the garage on fire with a deep-fryer? Eat Chinese food on the floor of your new house with a few good friends? Make the best cranberry sauce ever? Tell us now.

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For the final of four Halloween-themed giveaways from Grandin Road, we wanted to know your best DIY Halloween decorating tip or find out what monster is the scariest and why. Based on your comments, I think the next horror movie should be a showdown between a horde of zombies and Freddy Krueger.

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Design Happens fans also shared many helpful and fun decorating tips. I especially liked this one from HeatherM, as she offers a practical use for oscillating and box fans outside of summer: “Fans blowing cobwebs and black drapery fabric is pretty scary…when you can’t see around the corner and something… happens… out of the corner of your eye!”

Perhaps this week’s winner, Jill B., will go with a monsters of a Greek mythology Halloween decorating theme…cyclops, hydra and gorgons like Medusa.

Jill B. has two weeks to reply to our messages before we pick another random winner.

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All of our recent Freebie Fridays giveaways were chosen to get you ready for October 31st, whether you’re hosting a huge Halloween party or welcoming a handful of timid trick-or-treaters. The fourth and final installment of our awesome Grandin Road Halloween decoration giveaway spectacular hails from ancient Greece.

Ever since the 1981 Clash of the Titans, I’ve held a particular fear of Medusa. So will visitors to your haunted lair when the motion sensor is activated, the snakes begin to writhe and hiss and Medusa’s beckons them to look deep into her eyes.

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Leave us a comment before 12/11c on Monday, October 17 to be entered into the sweepstakes to win the Medusa Halloween decoration.

While you could simply type “boo” to be entered in the giveaway since the winner is randomly selected, it’s more fun when you answer our questions! This week, you get to pick:

What’s your best DIY Halloween decorating tip?

or….

What’s scarier and why? Zombies, poltergeist, Frankenstein, aliens and UFOs, sea monsters like the Kraken, the headless horseman, Freddy Krueger…?

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For our third of four Halloween-themed giveaways of spooky and creepy decorations from Grandin Road, we asked you to share your funniest or happiest memories connected to October 31st. I challenge you to read the responses and not smile.

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Our winner, picked at random, shared this story:

“My happiest memories of Halloween are all decorating with my mom. Halloween became my domain when I got older, around 11, I think. Mom and I would paint the front window with some spooky scene, and I would rake leaves all day long to stuff my dad’s clothes for my props. (I can’t help but think that part of that was maybe an excuse to get me to rake the lawn.) After hanging cobwebs EVERYWHERE and getting all of our decorations in just the right place, I would place the fog machine in such a place as to insight optimum fear in our trick-or-treaters. With my dad’s help of course. Unfortunately, my dad was a little too good at his job in all of the festivities, and he sent many a kid screaming bloody murder from our door step.”

AmyLou976, you have two weeks to reply to our message to claim your Life-Size Halloween Zombie Bride from Grandin Road before we randomly select a new winner.

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One lucky Design Happens fan has a date with destiny in their near future in the form of Grandin Road‘s Life-Size Halloween Zombie Bride. Standing a dramatic 63 inches tall and with pronounced cheekbones like those, who wouldn’t want to bring this skeletal beauty home? Plus, she’s dressed to kill, decked out in her wedding day finest: “a midnight black and blood-red gown topped with a matching veil.”

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Nuptial bliss gone amiss marks week three of our series of fabulous and frightening Halloween decor giveaways from Grandin Road. So answer our question in the comments below before 12/11c Monday, October 10 to be entered in the sweepstakes.

Last week Shelley shared a Halloween decorating story that made me laugh out loud. One year her family’s style was “scary realism”. Her husband and her were police officers, and they used “real crime scene tape, body outlines on the concrete and fake blood… all of the neighbors thought we had killed each other.”

This week’s question: What’s your funniest or happiest Halloween decorating, party hosting or trick-or-treat story? Hilarious mishaps? Costume malfunctions? (Please, keep it G-rated.) Old-fashioned family fun?

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For our September 30th giveaway, we wanted you to tell us about your Halloween decorating style. While your responses ranged from Rob Zombie horror (Have you seen his Woolite commercial?) to “pumpkin chic” , the majority of Design Happens fans go for kooky and kid-friendly. (Still, quite a few of you are traditionalists, committed to Dracula, Frankenstein and other classic horror spooks.)

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Our winner, Kellie, didn’t share her decorating style, but she did say that Velma and Evander “would be so perfect” on her front porch. And would send neighborhood kids “flocking to”, not fleeing from her house. We’re confident Grandin Road‘s Interactive Talking Halloween Busts will do exactly that. As Teresa noted, “two heads are better than one.” That includes this stone-faced chatty pair with their flashing red eyes.

Kellie has two weeks to reply to our message to claim Velma and Evander before we randomly select a new winner.

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What’s one sure way to scare the dickens out of trick-or-treaters? Animated Halloween decorations. The ones that look innocent at first glance but then catch you by surprise. We’re helping Design Happens fans get ready for October 31st with four giveaways of Halloween decorations from Grandin Road. Last week’s frightful delight…a Haunted Magic Mirror with a ghoul trapped inside. With this week’s giveaway — Velma and Evander Interactive Talking Halloween Busts — we’ve got the perfect pair to welcome and scare guests visiting your haunted lair. They’re sure to be spooked by what happens when stone-faced Velma and Evander come to life and engage in creepy conversation.

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You’ve got until 12/11c Monday, October 3rd to leave us a comment. That’s all you have to do for a chance to win.

This week’s question: How would you describe your Halloween decorating style? Campy and vampy? Sheer terror? Kooky and kid-friendly? Classic horror?

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Looks like from your responses to our September 23rd giveaway, Design Happens fans go all out for Halloween. Time to unpack those electric jack-o-lanterns, cauldrons, candelabras, witch hats, giant cobwebs, spider wreaths, gargoyle door knockers, inflatable black cats, tombstones and more. Before you know it, October 31st will be here.

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Mary W is one step closer to having her home ready for trick-or-treaters. She’s the winner of the Grandin Road Animated Halloween Haunted Magic Mirror. Congrats Mary W!

Remember, our Freebie winners always have two weeks to reply to our messages before we pick another random winner.

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Growing up, the first thrill and chill of Halloween was when my mother brought decorations down from the attic, and the first to go up was a set of glow-in-the-dark giant paper skeletons my brother and I would hang on our bedroom doors, their bony arms and legs posed however we liked. To get our Design Happens readers ready for October 31st, we’re giving away four Fridays of awesomely frightful Halloween decorations from Grandin Road.

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This week’s prize is their Animated Halloween Haunted Magic Mirror. It looks like an elegant mirror from a haunted castle, even more so when you step in front of it…

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…that’s when a ghoulish apparition appears! This ghastly reaper moves and talks, begging to be let our of his reflective lair.

Grandin Road wants one lucky Design Happens winner to take home this Halloween mirror. To be entered for a chance to win this super cool and creepy Halloween decoration, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c Monday, August 26.

This week’s question: When you pull out your Halloween decorations, what goes up first?

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You all offered so many wonderful definitions of an heirloom in response to our September 16 giveaway. This is one of my favorites: “It is a physical reminder of love given and received.”

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Our lucky winner, Jenn Williams, will soon receive this gorgeous Decorated Venetian Chest from Modern History. It’s sure to become a well-loved and cherished piece in her home and for future generations.

As always, our Freebie Fridays winner has two weeks to reply to our message before we select a different random winner.

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You know that sound you just heard? That’s the same sound I heard when I first laid eyes on this week’s Freebie Friday. My jaw hitting the ground. (I’m trying not to drool on my keyboard as I craft this post.)

Some of us are blessed to inherit a family heirloom passed down through generations. Others of us may have the opportunity to gift a loved one a newly made unique piece of handcrafted or couture-quality furniture that is an instant heirloom. Modern History furniture offers exquisitely designed modern antiques that are works of art and are guaranteed to become treasured additions to any family’s decor.

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This week, one lucky winner will receive Modern History’s Decorated Venetian Chest. For a chance to win this stunning piece, answer this week’s question before 12/11c, Monday, September 19.

This week’s question: Forget what the dictionary says, how do you define an heirloom piece of furniture or decor? What are its essential qualities?

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In our September 9th giveaway, we wanted to find out why you like to incorporate a beautiful table lamp, like these three lovelies from The Southern Home, in the design of your interiors. Answers like “a soft glow” ranked high, as did an appreciation for the artistic form of a lamp as decor.

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(left to right) Botanical Garden :: Marianna :: Babcock

Our lucky winner this week is Pam who said she loves to ride past houses that exude a welcoming feeling thanks to “a lamp on in the foyer.” Pam gets to pick one of these three designs for her home. Her favorite, the Babcock table lamp, is sure to create that same warm greeting.

Congratulations, Pam!

As always, our winner has two weeks to reply to our message before we select a different random winner.

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I learned from an early age about the decorative power of a beautiful table lamp. Growing up in Atlanta, I visited many a home with a gorgeously appointed sitting room or parlor that exuded that quintessential Southern charm. My friend’s moms were lovely hostesses who always produced a glass filled with sweet tea or ice-cold Coca-Cola within minutes of a guest’s arrival. Conversation flowed effortlessly in these intimate spaces beautifully lit by a perfect set of table lamps. (I can practically feel my Southern accent coming back just remembering those times.) Listen y’all, we all know good lighting can make or break a room. And that a table lamp is one of the easiest ways to update the look of a space. Well, we’ve partnered with The Southern Home, a company that specializes in elegant home furnishings filled with Southern charm, to bring you that perfect burst of brightness and beauty for a room in your home.

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One Design Happens reader will get to choose a table lamp from the three lovelies pictured here: Botanical Garden, Marianna or Babcock. To enter for a chance to win, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c Monday, September 12.

This week’s question: Why do you love a beautiful table lamp? Are you all about mood lighting? Without the right table lamp, would you be at a loss for a favorite place to read a good book? Do you have a soft spot for lamps with curvaceous shades and intricate design details?

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In our September 2nd giveaway, we wanted to know how you would incorporate an indoor/outdoor ceramic garden stool like the Vine Design from Outer Banks Trading Group in your home decor. Based on your comments, these gems are so appealing and versatile, there would be little chance for it to collect dust.

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Our lucky winner this week is Colleen, who gets her pick of one of the five colors pictured above. Colleen said, “I would place it on our deck for drinks, but once the snow flies, I would bring it in the house as an accent table either in the living room or master bedroom!” Cheers to you, Colleen!

As always, our winner has two weeks to reply to our message before we select a different random winner.

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When beauty meets function, it’s truly a match made in heaven. There’s no better feeling than walking into a store, seeing something gorgeous, taking a closer look and discovering it’s multi-functional. (“It has storage, too! SQUEEE!”) That’s what I love about these vine design garden stools from Outer Banks Trading Group. They are super stylish conversation pieces, come in several colors and make fantastic seating options both indoors and out.

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We’re giving away one of these superb ceramic stools this week for Freebie Fridays. The winner gets to choose from any of the fab colors above. (I’m partial to the orange one, but the choice is yours.) To be entered for a chance to win, simply leave us a comment in the field below before 12/11c Monday, September 5.

This week’s question: If you are the winner, where and how would you use this indoor/outdoor garden stool? Front porch or back patio? As a side table in your living room or a stool in your master bedroom?

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In our August 26th giveaway, we asked you to go wild dreaming up a list of the ugly (but necessary) everyday items that need cool new covers design by Dirt Couture in order to better fit in our stylish lives. Design Happens fan Olivia would like to see those ghastly white house alarm key pads get a fresh makeover. Fuse boxes, window A/C units and curbside trash cans apparently are also in need of their own “hose clothes.”

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Our winner, Alicia Cocco, was too busy gushing over the funky leopard print of the hose clothes to pitch an idea for a product makeover. But that’s quite alright. Freebie Fridays winners are randomly drawn, not based on clever answers.

Our Freebie winners always have two weeks to reply to our messages before we pick another random winner.

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