Blog Design Giveaway

First things first-
If you didn't notice the giant piece of kleenex hanging out of my nose yesterday, let me clue you in on something--
I have a cold.
And when I have a cold, I feel like a complete scumbag.
Translation: I don't feel like blogging.
And when I don't want to do something-I usually don't.
{Total lie: I am known to say yes to everything...especially things I want to say "No" to.
Totally lame habit of mine.}
But today-I am stickin' to my guns and am going to let somebody else do the work for me.
You know, to ensure I do all of the "sick" necessities:
-Eat chicken noodle soup {Which is totally what I was intending on eating until I saw Fried Green Beans. Needless to say-the beans won and I am still waiting on my chicken noodle soup.}
-Make my husband cook dinner
-Lay on the couch for hours on end watching whatever my little heart desires
-And make piles as such all around the home:
{That would be toilet paper my friends. Used on my nose. Not to be confused with what I use on my booty}
With all that being said-I have somebody very cool to introduce to you.
Is cool even "cool" to say anymore?
Anyhow-this girl is kind of a big deal.  
Like seriously.
The girl just designed Ashley from The Shine Project's, Vintage Shine Shop blog.
Whoa Nelly.
She is talented-sweet-beautiful-oh and did I mention talented?
And today, not only is she here to introduce herself to you-she is also giving away something suhhh-wweeet.
Amanda-the floor is yours!

Hey y'all - it's nice to meet you! Of course, we haven't officially met until you come on over to my place and say hi, so consider this to be your official invitation!

So you want to know a little bit about me, right? (No, we just want the deets of the giveaway.) Yeah. Do I know blog readers, or do I know blog readers?

Well, I'm going to share the basics. If you really want to get to know me, visit me over here for a peak into our crazy wonderful life.

Age: 29
Home State: Texas (hence the overabundance of "y'all" on my blogs)
Marital Status: Happily (for 6 1/2 years)
Occupation: Graduate student // Freelance writer and graphic designer // Brand new SAHFM (Stay-At-Home-Foster-Mom) to three boys, ages 10, 11, and 15. If you're not a math whiz I'll just break it down for you: I'm 14 years older than our oldest boy. Awkward? Not really.
Favorite Book: Anne of Green Gables // Redeeming Love
Favorite T.V. Show: Big Bang Theory // Parenthood // Castle // The Closer
Random Fact: My black lab, Promise, is 14. I've had her almost half my life.
Being different is okay: I'd rather wear sneakers than heels // I'd rather snuggle and cuddle than go on a fancy date // I'd rather sit in my front porch swing than go on a shopping spree // I'd rather read a good book than watch a movie
I blog about: 
At DAES of Our Lives I blog about country living, my quest to better health (over the last year I have reversed my symptoms of fibromyalgia), and our newest adventure of becoming a first-time mom to three boys.

I also blog at Royal Daughter Designs. Starting on November 21 RDD will be hosting ChristmasOrnament Countdown: 30 days of handmade ornaments and holiday decorations. If you have a DIY ornament idea, I would love to show off your mad ornament crafting skeelz! Would you consider partnering with me for 30 days to share some of your awesomeness? You can find all the deets here.

Now that you know a little bit about me, come on over and introduce yourself! I'd love to get to know you!

Now, for what you've all been waiting for: 

Today I am giving away a $25 design credit to Royal Daughter Designs.
Wanna know what you could do with $25?

1. Get a free premade design
2. Get a premium premade design for only $20
3. Secure your very own custom design (wanna stand out, right?) for $35-$100
4. Purchase a few a la carte treats for your blog.
5. If you have an Etsy shop, you may use the credit for a custom Etsy banner and button.

To enter you must:

Be a public follower Royal Daughter Designs & Living In Yellow (one entry)
Follow me on Twitter and Erin on Pinterest (one entry)
Like me and Erin on Facebook (one entry)
Follow my personal blog (one entry)
Subscribe by e-mail to Living in Yellow and Royal Daughter Designs (2 entries -  leave a comment for each)

So how's that? Six ways to win! Good luck y'all!
What a hot trot she is huh?
Go visit her here and say what's up would ya?
And get yourself in that giveaway because a new blog design kicks booootaaay.
Well kiddos, I am off to make my husband give me a much deserved back rub.
I have a massage Thursday evening and I would hate to have my muscles go into shock mode.
Preparation is key my friends.
Remember that.
PS. Did ya'll hear about my girl Guiliana? You better believe I cried like a baby watching her interview on The Today Show. Total sadness. G--if you are reading {which I know you are because we are total BFF's} my heart and prayers go out to you.



  1. following living in yellow and royal daughter designs on gfc as ashley brooke!


    thanks :)

  2. following you on twitter and erin on pinterest!



  3. following your personal blog on gfc as ashley brooke!



  4. I also follow you on Twitter and Erin on Pinterest!

  5. I am now following both blogs publicly!

  6. I am now following Erin on pinterest and Amanda on twitter.

  7. I have "liked" both of you on Facebook!

  8. I am now following Amanda's personal blog as well!

  9. I'm following Royal Daughter Designs and LIY publicly through GFC :)

  10. I'm following Royal Daughter Design on Twitter and Erin on Pinterest

    @MsHthrNichole (Twitter)

  11. I like Royal Daughter Designs and Living in Yellow on FB

  12. I'm following Royal Daughter Designs personal blog :)

  13. I follow the daes of our lives blog

  14. I subscribed by email to Royal Daughter Designs!

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  17. I follow Royal daughter designs on twitter and Erin on Pinterest.

  18. I follow Daes of our lives blog.

  19. I follow Amanda on Twitter and Erin on Pinterest

  20. I am following DAES of Our Lives

  21. I am following Royal Daughter Designs.


I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)