the honaker homemaker giveaway + my gallery wall in the works


i absolutely love supporting small artists, bloggers & makers on my blog. hands down, it's in my top ten list of fave things about this space.

so when lauren of the honaker homemaker contacted me about featuring her string art "create" sign, i squealed in delight. the word "create" means so much to me & her work is absolutely stunning.

also, i just so happen to have the perfect spot for her piece within my home...


we're working on a family wall gallery in the hallway leading to the bedrooms. it's just a wee bit awkward at the moment as it only features photos of luke & me (incredible, beautiful photos by my gal pal nikki of nikki toth photography, that is!)

side note: you people with the littles are lucky. framing photos of your chillins is totally acceptable. thirty-four photos of our faces? *uncomfortable*

we're working on it.

collecting photos of our extended family, that is. ahem.


but i just can't tell you how excited i was to add my little create sign to our gallery wall. it's just the perfect pop of color & compliments my painted frames so well.


& for one lucky reader, you can take home this beauty, too!


the honaker homemaker is giving away one string art "create" sign to one lucky reader!

it's oh so simple. 

1. grab a cup of coffee & browse the honaker homemaker shop!
2. like the honaker homemaker on facebook or ig @thehonakerhome
3. leave a comment below with your email address sharing your favorite product from lauren's shop & how you would feature it in your home!

i'll pick a random winner at 8 am cst on wednesday, september 10th.

happy winning, friends!
love,
natalie

p.s. get your shop on right now with the code "CREATE20" for 20% off your purchase!

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giveaway closed! congrats to auntie carrie for winning the honaker homemaker "create" sign giveaway!

73 comments:

Unknown said...

I think the signs are a really neat idea. I've seen thread art before, but not as a sign. I love the shade of yellow on the thankful sign and, really, what a lovely Christmas present it would make.

Aimee said...

I LOVE her "create" sign! It was the first I'd ever seen of her work about a month ago, and I fell in LOVE. I'd have to put this above my computer desk, as I dabble in graphic design. :)

Jenny said...

I loved the blessed & thankful & signs. Either would make a great gift!

I want to comment on your gallery wall with all the photographs of you on it. :o) I love my gallery wall & I have two 'vintage' school photographs of my husband & me when were about 6 yrs old - my old school pic framed beside his. It gets some of the best comments & laughs of any of the pics on my wall! We didn't know each other then but they're fun to look at (taken in the 1960's!) What's really fun is to see our son's pic at about the same age along side ours. It's fun to see the old pics of us & the old b&Ws of our ancestors along side the current wedding pics of my son & daughter-in-law & the fun artwork that I love. I even change them out for holidays. At Christmas I change the family pics to pictures of family Christmas' from the past.

As you can see I love gallery walls & yours is beautiful!

KatieRae said...

I love the thankful sign and the owl picture sign :D They're both so cute. I have a couple places in our bedroom that is just crying for some more color.

kristy n said...

I love all if her signs. Very creative . I especially love the owl and hello sign. Great for putting it on the mantel with a handmade garland. Great for everyday .

Madelyn said...

This post cracked me up (and that gallery wall looks great)!! :)

Thuy said...

So cute! I love the Create sign too and would defin. hang it in my craft space where I could look at it all the time. thuy@mypaperpinwheel.com

Janice said...

I cant pick which I like better the create sign or the Acronym hummingbird sign. I would use the create sign right above what I call my craft corner (we don't have a room for me, yes its a corner). The acronym would go on our entryway wall!

Candice said...

I absolutely love the string art signs that have your last name. I would hang that about the picture of our daughters. Or maybe above my bed...hmmm....lots of ways to use that one! Candice.melton@hotmail.com

Mary Margaret Sparks said...

I love the CREATE sign because I'm an artist and I love rainbows. I would hang it my studio as inspiration. I also love the HELLO sign which would be a perfect addition to my living room walls!

Emily said...

I love the combo of stained wood and colorful string. I fell in love with the "grateful" sign. I would put it on my mantle in the middle of my new home. A good reminder of how I want to live my life. Love you, Nats.
grkgrl83@gmail.com

Pressley said...

LOVE her string art state sign! 95 percent of my art incorporates a map, something from somewhere I've traveled or my home state of North Carolina, so this would go perfectly in just about any room.

pressleybaird at gmail dot com

thanks, natalie!

Judy said...

I fell in love with her create sign when I went to a craft night @justaddsunshine I would love to win it for my gallery wall and my second choice would be the awesome "merry" sign for Christmas decor! They are all amazing though. - Judy

Caroline said...

I love the Create sign - I plan to order one for my craft room! I also love her monogram sign - I want to hang one in our living room. Beautiful work!! {Ckstitches at gmail dot com}

Her said...

Wow, I love your photo wall! I don't think there is anything wrong with featuring photos of you and your husband. Maybe because me and mine have the same thing going on; walls of photos of just us. ;)

What a great giveaway! I love the string art color and textures. A great statement for our wall of art and photos.

Create a happy home. Create a loyal home. Create a joyous home. <3

-ashley
ashleyehoward@gmail.com

BCraftie said...

I love the custom STATE string art - beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I Love the String Art Personalized sign with est. date!!
I would display this beautiful sign with my collection of vintage landscape artwork on my wall in the great room. kahwingate@yahoo.com



Anonymous said...

My favorite is the personalized sign with est date! I have the perfect place on my main wall in my living room. It's the first wall anyone sees when they enter my home. She is so creative! Taaynes@yahoo.com

michelle said...

I am obsessed with the fox. It's so adorable! I don't think I'd be able to keep it for myself, though. A good friend of mine is a teacher and her name is Ms. Fox. How perfect would that be in her classroom?! I've actually been debating whether or not to order it for her. That discount code is making it very tempting...

-Michelle
Michelle.lauren.boehm@Gmail.com

P.S. I know EXACTLY how you feel about the gallery wall. I haven't found a way to tackle one yet without having pictures of anyone else to put up. It's a relief to know I'm not the only one who's hit that roadblock :)

Ali said...

So cute!! I love the personalized string art sign. I could see that hanging up in my own gallery wall. Awesome stuff!


aliholcomb@gmail.com

Melissa Gould said...

LOVE this and love TheHonakerHomeMaker on Etsy. I LOVE LOVE the owl string art and the custom string art sign with the last name- in fact, I need one for my house. Thanks!

Amanda Roy said...

Ohmygoodness how gorgeous is the 'create' sign! Love it!! I would totally hang it up in my craft room to add more color and inspiration to my space :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway Natalie & Lauren!

amaginarium@gmail.com

Amanda said...

The thankful one, would a great addition to anyone's home and would be a neat gift to give to whoever hosts Thanksgiving :) thankful to know Lauren! My email is amandahochstetler13@gmail.com

Max said...

I love love love her create sign. I would hang it in my craft room.
Mackenzie
Richandmax@att.net

Jacki said...

SO many cute things in the Honaker Homemaker shop! If I got to choose something, it would be the "Thankful" sign. I would put it on my mantel with my fall decorations. Love! jackibalderama@aol.com

Sarah said...

What a beautiful piece! Thanks for featuring it. My favorites from her shop are the create piece and would also love a custom state one!! We live in a one bedroom, so space is limited, but this would fit perfectly on a bookcase and would be a lovely reminder to take time each day to be creative. :)
Sarahshepherd963 @ gmail.com

Jen H said...

~Lovely little signs...such a unique way to display meaningful words. I really like the CREATE sign, but I also noticed that Lauren makes custom signs. A sign with the word "READ" would be perfect to display in my daughters room. She would love all the color choices. She is quite the bookworm and devours book after book :)

nora said...

I absolutely love her signs!! I would put it up at my desk at work - I work in a dull cubicle, and having a pop of color at my desk would help keep the creative juices flowing :)

nora.molter@gmail.com

Erin C. Young said...

I love the custom ones with your family name - amazing! I would love to hang it in our home. :))

erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

Cory said...

So much to love over on her shop. I think I like the create sign the best, though, because it is so colorful.

Lys said...

Those custom family name ones are so beautiful. I see lots of people with tile + vinyl lettering, but I love how unique the string art is!


My email is sashirl93 @ gmail . com without the extra spaces cuz I suffer from internet spam paranoia.

mohundro mom said...

The 'state' string art signs (and gift tags)! The sign would be perfect for the collage behind our sofa that needs a little 'umph' :) thanks for the opportunity!

Carrie Corrigan said...

I would love the custom sign with our last name & established date to hang on the gallery wall in our staircase hall. Thanks for the chance!

kristen said...

I love it all! I found her shop about a week ago and have really been wanting the create sign! I love all of the colors!

Kristen.yandle@gmail.com

Jen said...

Your gallery wall will be amazing! I like the idea that you can add new pictures as you have more experiences to archive. Love this shop, too. The string art is my favorite - everything from the Create sign to the street signs, but I also love the grateful sign - how perfect would that be for Thanksgiving decorating?! Following @thehonakerhome on Instagram!

Jen said...

The CREATE sign is my favorite! Would love it in our family room to inspire our family. ��
jengarthe at gmail dot com

Kara K said...

Okay, I really want to have the "create" sign for our little art corner where me and my son make "art" projects. (and when I say "art" projects I really scribbling with a lot of color everywhere :)

photogo1 said...

Love these, I like the idea of the last name and then the date established. That would make a great anniversary gift for my daughter and her husband.

catherine said...

create! that sign is fabulous!!! we are always talking to our kids and so often the word 'create' comes up! we talk to them about creating opportunity in their lives to help others and to be a friend- that is just one example. this is so meaningful and the colors are perfection. love everything about it. and i have two places i think about it going- the playroom we are working on adding and above the family desk in the family room!

kristinwithani said...

Today? The "thankful" string art jumped out at me. I'm really trying to focus on giving thanks all day long.

And to comment on your darling gallery wall. Try doing it as a single girl! For sure I don't have photos of just me. That would be weird.

carolinagirl 1993 at yahoo dot com

Jen T said...

I love the create sign! It would be great above my 7 year old's desk in her room. I also love the gift tags! jennylyn683 at gmail dot com.

Melissa Marie said...

How lovely! I actually love the create sign! :) It will look great in my room. My email address is thepurlstitchblog@gmail.com

Debi J said...

Wow. It's so hard to choose just one, but I'd have to say that the Joy sign is my favorite.

If I were to win the create sign I'd put it in our craft/bonus room. It'd be perfect there!

debi@4jacobsdotcom

Helen said...

I love the rainbow bunting! I would put it in our craft room. :D (I LOVE the create sign, too-- it looks great on your wall!)

helen.chase1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

So cute! I love the "create" sign! I have the perfect spot for it too! My email is painterlisa@gmail.com

Tonya said...

I love the create sign and the grateful sign. I can't wait to see you final gallery wall project!! tschmidt8@yahoo.com

nina p. said...

i love the create sign and since i am an art teacher, i would actually take this to school and have near the entrance to my classroom :).

Anonymous said...

Love the owl sign. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy weekend :)

Janet

Auntie Carrie said...
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Auntie Carrie said...

I just discovered her shop today via Instagram and I'm in love!! All the signs are adorable but I'm crushing in the "thankful" sign. It would look great add to the fall display in my foyer!

Email is ctank2010 at live.com

Whitney said...

I am having so much trouble picking! Love it all :) I like the last name...would probably put it in a gallery wall in our bedroom. Also love the create one, but don't yet have a craft room!

WLHZ95@mail.missouri.edu

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Super cute, I love her cute shop. The owl & the last name one are my favorites

m.chphotography@hotmail.com

Jenn said...

Love the yellow hello and of course, the create sign...super cute!!!

johnjenn2004@bellsouth.net

erin said...

i love her arrow, the fox, and the custom family name signs. i'd hang them in various spots throughout our home.
love string art. she does a GREAT job of it.
xo
erin hisaw
orangezebra76@aol.com

lisa valinsky said...

Oh my gosh, the owl. I love owls, and my husband and I are nature people, so I'd add it to the gallery wall I'm working on in our living space.

Jackie Proietti said...

I love her Create string art, I mean how can you not lol! I would love to hang it in my home office/craft room. I've been looking for the perfect Create sign and this would be it!
My email is jackieproietti@gmail.com

Jackie Proietti said...

I love her Create string art, I mean how can you not lol! I would love to hang it in my home office/craft room. I've been looking for the perfect Create sign and this would be it!
My email is jackieproietti@gmail.com

Julie W said...

Love the "CREATE" string art in rainbow colors! I really need that for my craft room!!! Email is julez613@hotmail.com. Thank you!!

NikkiR55 said...

Love the "grateful", "thankful", "blessed" and "merry" signs. They would be perfect for on too of my piano!!

Hannah R. said...

I am getting married next year and would absolutely love the personalized last name and established date sign to hang in our future living room. There are so many beautiful signs!

Hannah R. said...

Sorry, forgot my email! It's hanpros22@gmail.com.

LeAnn Parent said...

I absolutely love the white last name... And the fall tro (thankful, grateful, blessed), they'd look amazing on my rustic mantlescape! Parent.leann@gmail.com

Julie Sopha said...

Oooh! I just love your blog Natalie!!!! I would pick one of the state string art designs......can't decide between Duluth, MN or my hubby's home state of MI...."the promised land." jooleesopha@gmail.com

Kellie said...

I love the joy and Other Christmas ones!! And I would love to win the create one. :) kelliejoywrites@gmail.com

Audra said...

I love the "create" sign the most! It would go perfectly in my craft room, which is all white with pops of color. I love filling the room with reminders to be creative from different handmade crafters! Thank you for this generous opportunity.
<3,
Audra
audra.m.reed@gmail.com

Jill said...

I love her anniversary signs. Established date with first and last initials. But really what's not to love about all of her string art signs. Love them. stacyj2@cox.net

Sam @ Thrive 360 Living said...

Just adore her CREATE sign! That's actually my favorite one and I've had my eye on it for a few weeks now. Thrive360living (at) gmail.com

Stacey said...

They are all so cute, I hope I'll be do lucky to have to choose 1, in which case I'd probably lean towards the hello for my daughters room!

Stacey
Csfish@roadrunner.com

Jessica said...

I love the yellow "hello" and the create signs!
jessica@littlepumpkingrace.com

Brittany Smolinski said...

I love the Monogram Sign!! A sea blue "B" would look amazing on the shelves above my desk. I have a minimalist/country chic feel in that room. So simple yet beautiful!
Brittany
britt_smolinski@yahoo.com

Aimee Gaston said...

I love the thankful string art and the big monogram string art. Lovely!

Aimeegaston@gmail.com

Emily Kinsaul said...

I would love the blessed sign. It would fit perfectly in our living space and would be a beautiful reminder that we truly are blessed. That can be had to remember sometimes.
ekinsaul@yahoo.com

Auntie Carrie said...

Yay! I'm so excited! Thanks for this awesome giveaway :)

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