Nicole Cicak and I didn’t exactly meet in the most traditional of ways. Rewind back to June when we were listing our home on Shady Lane and part of me basically wanted to die. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to move and I was listing a home I was obsessed with and complete randoms would be in and out of it all day the first day it was listed.
My husband kept telling me it was a good thing. We want people in the home. And all turned out exactly as it should. We received an offer from the most darling of couples late that night and the next few weeks until closing could not have gone smoother on both ends. Closing on a home with really nice people is……well, really nice.
Obviously, since I was handing over what felt like my baby to them I had to dig just a little bit. Creepy, perhaps, but hey….I’m being honest. I knew a few things: 1. Their names and 2. They were relocating from Ohio.
It all begins with Google, am I right? Come on, you’ve looked up people before. I know it’s not just me.
The search ended quickly on the most darling of girls with the most darling of Etsy Shops. Yes, yes, YES! This girl can have my home. Who better to live in it than an actual Etsy artist? I spent years supporting Etsy artists throughout all our projects.
A few weeks later when it became less creepy I began following her on Instagram and she in return followed me and all was out in the open. And we sort of have been in touch via email and social media ever since.
One day, on her unreal Instagram feed, she posted a hand drawn piece of her ‘favorite things’ which include champagne, the season of Fall, bubble baths, bling bling, and the friends episode about lobsters. My kind of girl.
I quickly messaged her how much I loved the concept and if she would do a custom one for our home and for our neighbors, who moved with us. She responded with an enthusiastic YES – yippee! She got to work and I waited patiently for the final result….
So flipping cute, am I right?
And now you can have one in your own home! Nicole and I are partnering up to provide a custom print for your own family. The lucky winner will be chosen at random and will be connected with Nicole to provide a list of their own favorites and she will get to work.
Cool, right? All you have to do is a leave a comment below listing a few of your favorite things. Start brainstorming friends, this is an oh so fun one. And hey, good luck to you!
So tell me, what are your favorite things……? I’d so love to hear.
Giveaway runs September 29th through October 5th at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Facebook so please be sure you are following along.