The holidays are just around the corner and the pressure is on. You’ve got people to entertain, gifts to buy, and memories to make.
But is your home ready?
I bet it’s in better shape than you think, but a little refresh can’t hurt. The good news is you can makeover your space without spending and save all your money to shower your friends and family with gifts.
The game changing decorating philosophy I shared in my book Free Decorating was born out of holiday decorating necessity. It all started when I left my corporate career and we officially became a one income family.
Although money was tight, I still wanted to create a beautiful home for the holidays and beyond. What I learned about spending less and holding out for home decor I truly love changed the way I decorated forever.
Today I’m giving away two amazing Free Decorating prize packages.
Two winners will each receive a signed paperback copy of my first book Free Decorating: How to Shop Smart, Save Money, and Love Your Home Decor.
I may have had a little too much fun packaging up the book for the winners. Blame it on my cover designer Kelsey and her recent post on creating gift packages.
I love everything included so much I secretly want to keep these prizes for myself.
I tried to think of everything that would enhance the reading experience for the two lucky winners…
- A retractable highlighter to mark your favorite tips.
- Sticky notes to jot down ah-ha moments.
- A Moleskine “cashier’s notebook” to start your home wish list.
- The beautiful white picture frame and decorative gold key are just for fun. (I did buy one of each of those to keep for myself.)
To enter the giveaway follow the prompts on the Raffelcopter widget below. The giveaway ends Tuesday, Nov. 3 and the winners will be announced here and contacted via email.
Want me to send one of these Free Decorating gift packages to your doorstep? Enter below for a chance to win.
Just married-need help decorating!!:)
Manette Gutterman says
You can make it out to me, the sole decorator of the house. Now if this mom just had a decorating budget for my house I grew up in and have lived in for 40 years!
Vicki G says
Make it out to me, please, as I am the decorator of the family, but I will share with my adult daughters and my friends too! :)
What a great package, it would come in very handy.
We are updating our house with you as our guide. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas with us!
What a fun giveaway! Just make it out to Stephanie…I would love to win a signed copy of your book. Thanks!!!
Should I win, it would be a great enhancement to what you share with us on your blog. Vicki
Me! I need all the help I can get!!!
Love your approach to decorating. You can make it out to Lyn. Thanks
Jenny Eaton says
Hi, Jackee! I so enjoy your blog. I am seriously decor and finance challenged but like you want a comfortable beautiful home. It makes all the difference when you walk in from a hard day’s work as well as when you can be pleased with your home when company comes over. Thanks! Jenny
Cali Campa says
If I win I would read the book to learn how to shop and stay on or below budget when decorating my home. I would also pass it down to all my girlfriends who have the decorating spirit. Not long ago I purchased my home and most of my money goes to spending on the home. It can be scary sometimes at the register when I see the amount. A little help (like this gift) will be beneficial.
Thanks for the great blog! I am moving to a new home at the end of November and would love to win! Keeping my fingers crossed… please make it out to Shannon :)
Dianne Kurtz says
I am new to your blog,but I love everything about home decor.This would be nice to win.Thank you.
Such a cute package! The book cover looks great. It would look great made out to Heidi :)
Jenny Bertsch says
I learned a lot taking your styling secrets class and reading your mini workbook. I would love to get a copy of the book to learn more strategies. If I win please sign it to Jenny.
Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations says
We just moved and I need help decorating my house! I know the style I like but it just doesn’t turn out the way I envision! I would love to win this giveaway :)
A wonderful item to receive! Perfect timing, looking to sell our home and need to update!
Love all the helpful advice, fun to try and adapt to my new home…let’s see if my husband notices!
My house needs serious updating and you are so far from me (I’m from Australia)so the book would be a good start. Thank you for sending it to me.
Stephanie Davis says
I’d love to gift the set to my mom, her name is Vicki!
After living in our home for almost 15 years, it’s time for an update! I would love to put your ideas to good use.
Am slowly decorating my home – love your blog and your ‘formulas’ for making things look great. This prize looks fun!
I always enjoy reading your posts and watching your videos. I often think of your advice to wait on making purchases until they fit the chosen decorating scheme.
this would be cool!
It would be great to have a signed copy of your book!
I would love to win a copy of your book (if I win, please make it out to me). I love all of your helpful posts, and your prize package is adorable.
We love your website. It has been very helpful trying to really budget for and decorate with pieces that we truly love. Our budget is very tight, as we just purchased a new home, so your site has been very helpful and I would love this package! Thank you!
Being an accountant, your way of explaining decorating by formulas really speaks to me. It’s great for left and right brained people! After building our house 3 years ago, I still am too unsure to do anything. We finally hung some pictures just this weekend and my house still needs everything. I have a bedroom with no headboard or furniture, a bar in the kitchen with no bar stools, and on and on. It’s very empty. If I win, please make it out to Debbie. Thank you!
Catherine in MI says
Hmmm…my gut says I should be giving, but I also know that I REALLY need decorating help. I would probably ask you to make the book out generically, like “Fellow Decorator” or something like that while I make up my mind. ;)
Please make it out to Amanda! I would love to win the package!
Nice giveaway! Could you make out the book to me? I’m building a new home and need some confidence in decorating it. Thank you!
Stacey H says
I would love to display this book for the Holidays so you can autograph my newest coffee table book to me :)
Cool! Love the key ?
Becky B says
I would love to win!!! You can make it out to: My fellow decorator :)
I never win anything, but just in case, me!
Jen M says
I always wish I was better at decorating. I tend to be too scared of wasting money to do anything. This book would help so much! Make it out to me & then when I love it I can give them to all my friends for Christmas!
You can make it out to me, CEO/Creative Director of the Household. Thanks for putting together such a fun package!!
I’d love to win this! You can sign the book to me :-)
What a generous giveaway! If I should win, I’d love it written to Eunora. Thanks.
Jeanne W says
Make it out to Jeanne! Would love to win!
Susan Werner says
Love all your ideas! I’d love to win your free giveaway!
Always giving practical decorating advice,I have the kindle book would love the paper back.
I am a widow with no family that comes around, I live in 3br house and am visually impaired. Since I have to do most projects myself and it takes a lot of time, I need all the help I can get with tips tricks and how to’s. Please and thank you for your help with the mini course
So generous, Jackie! I look forward to your inspiring emails and blog posts. You help keep me creative at home!
Please make it out to me, the decorating-challenged sole decorator of this house. What a great giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
I so desperately need this. I have so many projects to complete and my husband keeps pointing out that I’m loosing focus (and he’s right, aargh). Plus, it’s taking so much money to get things done. I need to make sure I know how to use what I have before buying more! So, make it out to Ana (stay focused), Director of Home Design, Director of Home Purchases, Director of Organization (hopefully).
Make it out to Angela…I totally need your help decorating our home! I would love to win one of these prizes!
So fun! Make it out to Theresa & thanks for such a great give-away!
I love your blog! Thanks for the easy inspiration…I’m really working on making a home more of a reflection of my family.
Could you please make it out to “decorating-challenged, but always dreaming, TeRee”!
My five children grew up in our home of 25 years. Now we are almost empty nesters (last one in college)and needing to adjust our home for this new phase of our lives. Needing help in incorporating our precious memories but building a comfortable place for our children, their spouses and our grandchildren to come to for, hopefully, another 25 years of memory building! Kathy
Kathy Staten says
Would so love to win this! Love trying to do things on a budget!
Really enjoyed the mini session!
Mary Kerstein says
So excited about this book!!
Please make it out to Nicole. I love your blog. Thank you for all of your inspiration.
I’d love to have you make it out to me – I’ve been reading your blog for ages. I love your style!
Erin Roth says
oh my. I need a manual!!
Jenni Ahokas says
I LOVE that book, it would be amazing to have it made out to me, Jenni!
Katie Chow says
This is such an adorable gift! Please make the book out to Katie if I win. Thank you!
Nicole HQ says
You could make the book out to Nick & Nicole! Would love to win!
Amy Jasman says
Love your easy step by step decorating to inspire the less brave among us to give it a try!
I am always looking for inexpensive ways to update and improve our decor. Your insightful explanations are clear and easy to follow. I would love to have the book made out to me, Kirsti.
I love this giveaway it is so visually appealing :)
Make it out to Holly
Dee Gibbon says
My house needs a bit of help to be a ‘welcome’ home. Actually, I need a lot of help!
Make it out to me! I read your book on Kindle and wish I had a hard copy. ‘Looove all the other goodies too.
Make it out to Kim! I would love to have it!
Make mine out to “The Goddess of the Mansion”- at least in my dreams…
I love your site.
Yay! If I win, it would be like Christmas came early! I would want the book made out to “d”
I would love to win this prize, with a book made out to Caity!
Kay Morris says
Thirty eight years ago, we built our dream home on a small lake. We were the only house on the lake. The last few years, several new houses have been built around us and our “dream house” is now the outdated house. I still love my home but it needs updating. I would love to update our decor but I don’t know how. I need help!!
What a wonderful prize! It would be my first decorating book I own should I win. Thank you for the chance!
Oh how I need this! If I’m lucky enough, please make it out to KBT!
Would love to get some help in decorating without spending a fortune. Just make it out to Lori.
I’m a single 60 years young widow, just downsized and need help in decorating my smaller home!
Kat Hood says
Cute prize! If I win, make it out to Kat!
Always looking for inspiration!
Annemarie Byrnes says
Jackie, you’ve already given me “the key” to decorating my home but I’ve got just the spot for the awesome gold key you are giving away! Thanks for all you do for your “students”.
Martha Bennie says
Awesome prize from an amazing blog! Love it
Lea Ladehoff says
I have boxes of cool stuff but don’t know where to start. would love this book…made out to Lea ;)
I’d love to win this prize. I bought your recent book and loved it
Nice prize! Please make it out to Celia if I win :-)
Right now our house is decorated in photos, baby things, and Lego.
Michelle B says
Working on getting the house “holiday ready” and could use all the tips I can get! Make it out to Michelle if I win. :-)
Thank you. You can make it out to LaTanya
Your site is full of so many great ideas!
I love all of your helpful tips and tricks.
Terri Asbury says
Would totally love it. :) You can make it out to Terri.
Amy C says
I would love to win this package….my birthday is about a month away and I would be happy to get a package like this. You could make it out to Amy. Thanks for the chance to win!!
I have been reading your blog since you posted about the discontinuation of Martha Stewart’s paint at Home Depot. I think your tips are so great, and I’d love a copy of your book!
wow! the book was enough for me but the rest of the prizes look fantastic. I’m in love with the key and the picture frame! Crossing my fingers to win. :)
I love your books (and your blog)!
Your idea of choosing a color palette for the whole home is brilliant! Would be thrilled with your book. Please make it out to Marthe!
Make it out to me! Would love to win!
I always can use tips from you! And always love giveaways!!
Please make the book out to hmmmmm….would make a nice gift….
This looks great! Congratulations on your book and I’m looking forward to reading it!
I love your blog, thank you for this giveaway!
I love the book cover. Stunning!
Megan Hartwig says
Amazing giveaway!!! Please may you make it out to me, Megan :)
Please make it out to Jessie. I rent right now but am desperate to have our space reflect us as much as possible without painting, or breaking the budget. I’d love to win this – part of our house savings for someday when we buy is going to be School of Decorating tuition :o), so we can get it right the first time!
I would love a copy of your book! You could make it out to me :-)
I’m so happy to have found this contest this morning! Gosh, do I want to win!! A friend directed me to your “7 Steps to Create Your Whole House Palette” a few weeks ago and I’ve read it again and again, as I try to figure out how we want to proceed here. :) We’ve been in our house eight years and I’ve been stuck trying to figure out colors and also how to make it ours with a tight budget. So, yeah, I’d really love to win! :)
I would love to win this book and I would share the info with my family.
Would love this! On ththe pathway to building our house from scratch so as you can imagine this would be a great help to our budget! Natalie
Oh Oh Oh I want and need your book. Maybe you can help me find a name for my decorating techs. Please I want to win this book. Thanks for the chance. If I am lucky enough to win just make it out to JANIS
What a great giveaway, pick me please! If I get lucky and win, please make it out to Steph! Thanks for putting it together. <3 ~Steph
Looks like a great read!
Looks like a great read! Make it out to Laura!
What a nice gift giveaway!
Kathleen Alexander says
I have been living in this home for 11 months with a sofa and a tv sitting on the floor. The small dining room which leads to the living room is empty. I am so confused about what to buy and actually frightened to buy some furniture incase it doesn’t look right or I may not like it when I get it home. I am so fed up eating of a tray in the living room sitting on the floor. My main floor is like a shoe box – kitchen, then small dinning room and living room. All these are in a narrow row. There is only light at the narrow ends of this shoe box. I need to win this to help me move on with my life and love my home.
You can teach an old horse new tricks! I have never been able to tie my style into a cohesive flow. The first time I read your blog about not trying to recreate pottery barn but identify what you like…..I was a changed woman. Sharing this blog nearly everyday.
Sarah P. says
Me, Sarah. We are looking at down sizing in a couple of years and well, we need to get rid of a lot of things and start over with a fresh new chapter in our lives. Thank you for the chance to try to win your book and goodies.
Theresa Merkling says
Could always use good ideas to improve my home.
Make it out to me. Thanks.
Karen M says
Such a thoughtful, cute gift! It would make anyone’s day!
Moved in to my dream house. I thought it would be so easy to decorate with better “bones.” Still so much I need to learn! Please make your book out to me!
Dianne Phillips says
Yes I would love to have this prize package! I need to redecorate our 40 year old home.
Make it out to me, I need all the help I can get!
In the process of buying my first home and getting ready to decorate a whole house for the first time, so this would be so helpful. I loved your post on creating a whole house paint palette.
Always giving practical decorating advice. I would love to have this prize package! I
Christina Olsen says
I would love this! We just bought our first home and I loving your classes and all your awesome tips!!
Sandra Bax says
We will be moving in December to a larger place. I’ll be decorating the new home and decorating for free would come in very handy.
You have thought of everything! This would be incredibly helpfull to me. What I see in my head and what I end up doing rarely are the same thing! I need some much help pulling it all togehter! I would be honored and inspired if you made it out to me! Thank you for all you do and the humor you do it with!
Ciara @ Favored Mom says
What an adorable package! ;)You are so creative!!
Melanie Curtis says
We are redecorating so would love your inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win!
I am so glad I found you Jackie. There is no place like your blog and School of Decorating, which give you formula how to decorate your own home now and again and again. You teach rules that work. Which are timeless. You encourage to discover my own taste. Not to follow enybody but stay unique. Real. And do this all without rouining home budget.
Allison Smith says
I just bought my first house and we have painted it gray! I have a blank canvas and am struggling between country shabby chic or timeless classic country …. excited about the book regardless! Congratulations :)
I’ve been married for 10+ years. With the ups and downs of our relationship I feel that our house has definitely shown the struggles. Unfinished rooms and mosh posh of nothings fills my home. Since my marriage is scaling some positive slopes I want my house to reflect it. I want my husband to be proud of what we are becoming by transforming my home to reflect that. Even though I may or may not win this cool prize I want to thank you Jackie for being in an integral part to this journey. You are most definitely appreciated! Hats off to you my friend!
Hi Jackie! You can make it out to me! I would love to hang that key in my newly decorated office, too! It would be perfect! Great swag!!
Excited to read the book!
I keep pinning your book, to come back and purchase it, but I always run out of money – so I DEFINITELY want to try to win this SUPER-CUTE prize pack!!!
If I win, you could sign mine to “My BFF Julie” ;-) LOL!!!
sylvia goodyear says
Great contest. I would love to win!
Total decorating novice needs all the help I can get!
Just got a nice home and a new office-could really use some help with decorating! I have never been able to decorate and have to count on friends to help me or do it for me. Thank you.
make it out to Aletha, the ultimate decor enthusiast, please!
Make it out to Tammy, please and thank you!!
Please make it out to me. I need help with my home, I am not in the least bit creative or crafty
Kayli J says
My husband and I just bought our first home and in so excited to get to put some of these ideas to use! We bought a fixer upper duplex with so much work needed in the physicality of the house, there’s not much left over for decorating – with my creativity and your ideas, the place will be ready in no time! And, with the potential that Christmas will be held at our home this year, I’m even more excited to started!
Make it out to me, please! I am working with a professional organizer to make sense of having combined the households of my recently widowed mother and my own under one roof. These prizes would be perfect timing!
Anna Alvarez says
I can’t wait to redecorate so send this prize my way.
My home will be styling and I will be smiling “cause Jackie made my day!!!
Denise B says
I would love to learn more about decorating
There is never enough of decorating…
That is a beautifully put together prize. I hope you can deliver to Australia.
i would really love to have the book, as i am trying every day to find new and money saving tips to make my home more beautiful and welcoming. thank you
I am feeling lucky!!!! Really trying to find the time in my day to make my home lovely and on a budget!
Patti Keil says
Been in my house for 5 years now and I still don’t feel like it’s mine. Decorating help really need. Such a unique and fun prize package!
Patti Keil says
Been in my house for 5 years now and I still don’t feel like it’s mine. Decorating help really need. Such a unique and fun prize package! Thanks for the chance to win.
Would love to win this, need all the help I can get!
What a great give away !! Would love to win this..so desperately need help decorating & maybe I would l learn to work with a budget …
We are getting ready to move. It’s been a while since I set up a new home. I’m looking forward to your tips and recommendations.
Norma Anthony says
I’m a 79 year old who still likes to make changes on the decro in my house. I just learned chalk painting. I did one piece, but now I don’t know how to incorporate it with
the other things I have.
I wanted to take your class, but at my age, living on a fixed income, I couldn’t afford it.
Need your book badly. Make it out to Norma
Keep buying beautiful things in a million styles taking them back the next day, like you said making no decision is the worst decision, great eye for detail but blind to the big picture, started using your techniques to tie decor together and found them really helpful in my home which is still mainly untouched after 4 years of living in, would love to learn more from your book.
Melanie! We are currently building a new home and I’m looking forward to decorating it!
I have not changed my living room furniture in 16 years and feeling overwhelmed with what to do and how to do it. What would look good and what would not. I would love a copy of your book so I can educate myself and educate college age daughter so she can feel confident in her decisions.
I have benefitted so much from your blog so far. You do such a great job breaking everything down and keeping it simple. My house has improved already from what I’ve learned from you. I am currently in the process of updating my 10 year old décor to get my home ready to sell and would love your tips.
Keep up the great work!
What a wonderful giveaway. I really like the frame and the unique key. Not to mention the lovely book which would make a good complement to my Home Project book.
Thank you to everyone who entered. Congratulations to Eunora and Stephanie!