A double feature & I need your help (I’m bribing you with a $15 Target gift card)

Hi everyone! I have two exciting announcements today, and I’m going to give each of you a $15 gift card to Target!!! (restrictions apply).

Last month the Associated Press ran a story about designing your own bedding. They included my DIY PBTeen knock-off bedding in their article, complete with a photo!

Several newspapers across the US and Canada picked up the story and printed it in their local paper. This is the first time my name has ever been in print (in a paper or magazine or anything). I am pretty excited about it.

The story is still popping up in local papers, and probably will for a total of 60-90 days. Here’s where you come in!

I will send you a $15 Target gift card if you mail me a copy of your local paper with my article in it.

That’s right! I want some copies of this to have and to hold. I don’t know what cities have printed the story. The AP has never told me who picked it up. But if you see it in your local paper and pop it in the mail, when I receive it I will send you a $15 Target gift card. Just make sure to include your address.

The gift card is to help cover your shipping costs, as well as a little gift to say Thank You (and also to help motivate you!).

Please send any articles to my UPS box:

House of Hepworths
c/o Allison Hepworth
13492 Research Blvd; Suite 120, #107
Austin, TX 78750-2254


And the second announcement…

I am guest posting at my BFF’s blog today. Free Stylin’ is doing a seriously cute series right now about bloggers and their love stories. Today is my day! Check out Free Stylin’ to read about how Ben and I met, how quickly we got engaged, how he tried to rob the cradle, and all the other juicy tidbits, dating pictures included!

circa 1998

If you ever wanted to know anything about my past, now is the time to click through. haha

Love you guys. Check back tonight for another fun DIY related post. I have no idea what I’m posting about tonight, but trust me, it will be worth it. lolz

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  1. Congratulations! I am using you tutorial for my sister’s room right now and I love it! I will keep my eye out for the newspaper.

  2. Very kewl! Congrats on your publicity! The article appeared in my hometown paper the end of January. Does it count if we print from the paper’s website and mail to you? (I read online myself…saves trees)

  3. Hi, Allison. What a great article!!! I can’t help out by sending a hard copy because I usually only read the news online. But if you’re interested in knowing how widely it was distributed, it was in my local newspaper in Western Massachusetts on 2/10/2013: http://www.gazettenet.com/search/3616761-95/bedding-com-cotton-www.



  4. I think I would pass out if I ever saw my stuff in print! And how fun that article is, how i met your blogger is fun:)

  5. I would love to send you a copy of The washington Post however I recycle my papers very regularly. A friend used to work there so I’ll see if I can scrounge up a copy for you. Congrats!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Oh how exciting for you! I’ll let you know if I see it here in Denver. Congrats!

  7. Allison, Holy cow!!! Congrads! That is so exciting! You totally deserve the spotlight! I’m excited for you. If our paper carries it (which I doubt it will because it is so small), I will send it to you without a return address because I don’t need a giftcard. You are so kind to even offer! I’m so happy for you!!!!!

  8. grammygoodwill says:

    WOW – that is wonderful for you. I hope you get lots of copies.

  9. HOW COOL! Congrats, lady! I’ll keep my eyes peeled, and I’ll send this to my mom so she can if it runs in her newspaper.

  10. Ahhh! Congratulations! That is so exciting! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Love the article on how you and Ben met, I think for today you should rename your blog ‘ house of happiness’

  12. I saw it in the Richmond Times Dispatch here in Richmond, VA. I glanced at the picture and knew it was yours before I read the article! Congratulations! I wish I still had the hard copy, but it seems like it was a month ago when I saw it!

  13. Regena Fickes says:

    Went over and read your story. Beautiful. W

  14. Regena Fickes says:

    I did not mean to hit post. Sorry. I went over and read your story. Beautiful. A real American love story. Thanks.

  15. We had fun with our cake too when we got married. I walked into the reception and the lady that made our cake was in the reception looking like she was going to cry. It turns out the cake had done the leaning tower thing and she had fixed it with green frosting, which is what she had on hand (our colors were lavender and silver) Seeing as she had made the cake for free, (she was a friend of the family and it was her gift to us) who could be upset. After the reception my husband and I both discussed the cake… neither of us like cake as it turns out. We should have done cheesecake, and then there wouldn’t have been any problems. Oh well!

  16. It ran in our paper a while ago. Texarkana Gazette in Texarkana, Texas.

  17. Thanks mam. your posts always help me to what i choose or not. good one.

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