Inspired You: Miss Mustard Seed’s New Book Giveaway!

{Giveaway is Closed}

The winners are:

#25 – Kathy

#223- Lorene Halfman

#296- Linda with Coastal Charm

Congrats, ladies!  All of you have been emailed, so get back to me ASAP!

I’ve gotten to know over the last 3 years or so.  You may all know her as Miss Mustard Seed, but her real name is Marian and she has written a very inspiring and beautiful book, full of her own photography, many taken in her beautiful cottage style home.  It’s so exciting to see my blog friends be recognized and all of the opportunities that are coming to bloggers is just so much fun to watch.


If you haven’t been to her blog, you must take a peek.  Marian is just as real and down to earth as they come and she was on our Haven team this year, teaching classes on painting furniture, which is one of her many talents.  Marian started her own business, painting and selling furniture, which led to her starting a blog and well, her star has risen and she is doing so many wonderful things now.  I’m so, so happy for her and it is well deserved.


Inspired You book

Her book is just out about a month now and published by Thomas Nelson, a Christian publisher. Inspired You:  Letting God Breathe New Life into Your Heart and Home is a lovely book, filled with not only beautiful photos, but Marian’s well-spoken words as well.  Marian really knows how to string together sentences and draw you into her world.

Here’s a little video clip from Marian about Inspired You.

From the treasure hunt of finding run-down furniture and bringing it back to life again, to showing how to paint furniture, sew slipcovers and more, Marian inspires all women to work with what they have and decorate on a budget, using the God-given gifts that we all have received.

Marian dining room

Taking a peek through the book, you’ll see lots of beautiful rooms in Marian’s home.  She’s a wonderful decorator and knows how to put thing together and she teaches us all how to do it as well.

Marian painted chest

Another awesome opportunity that Marian has been blessed with is getting her own line of milk paint.  She is one talented lady in furniture painting and I know so many have been inspired by her to go out and find old furniture to fix up and love again.  Click here for the entire list of retailers who are carrying Marian’s new milk paint.

Miss Mustard Seed milk paint

I was so excited for her and have seen her milk paint displays several times now.  This was at the Bella Rustica market in TN.  Everyone seems to know Miss Mustard Seed!

And today, I get the exciting pleasure of offering up for giveaway THREE of her beautiful new books, Inspired You!

  1. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you’d love to learn the most from Marian’s book.
  2. Leave a 2nd comment using another Social Media outlet, like Facebook or Twitter and leave a link to that also, for 2 chances to enter!

That’s it!  Leave your comments and I’ll choose winners in one week! 

You can also check out Thomas Nelson for ordering books directly online and to find a retailer near you.

- Rhoda


  1. I would love to learn more about restoring old furniture and using milk paints. Thank you.

  2. caroline stagg says:

    Love your blog. Love miss mustard seed.s blog too. As both of you write so well and have so many useful! IDEAS.

  3. I would love how to use chalkpaint, milk paint and glaze.

  4. I follow MMS daily. She is so creative and has a wonderful sense of style. I have painted many furniture pieces and always have a more polished finish. I hope to learn all the “good stuff”…chippiness, distressing, waxing,rustic finishes.

    Thank you

  5. I would love to learn how to use milk paint on o,d pieces of furniture to create one of a kind beautiful objects for my home and inexpensive gifts for family.

  6. As a follower of MMS I love to see what she has posted for the day and challenges me to get moving. I would love to have the chance to win some chalk paint and learn how to use it.

  7. I’d love to learn to paint using her milk paint!

  8. I would love to learn some painting techniques using milk paint! Thanks!

  9. I’d love to read about how Marian does her home staging and of course painting furniture tips and tricks!

  10. I’d love to experiment with milk paint. Her book looks wonderful and I love that alphabet floor!

  11. I would love to know more about painting old pieces of furniture in a short period of time.

  12. I sooooooo want this book!! My first interest would be to see how she paints her furniture and possibly try her new line of milk paints.

  13. Good morning Rhoda, Thanks for hosting this lovely giveaway! Marian , as well as you, are inspirations!!! Her post is a must-read!
    What I love the most is her artful painting!!!! I’ve learned to look at furniture differently and see the real beauty “inside” of them!
    Thanks again! I’d love to win this book!

  14. I would love to read her book and drool over the pics! This would be an early Christmas gift! Hanks for to chance to win!

  15. I would just like to curl up on a chair with a cup of coffee and enjoy a little Miss Mustard Seed!

  16. Trish @theoldPostRoad says:

    I would like to learn where she gets her energy! Wow – she can get alot done!!

  17. I would love to learn more about her line of paint and how to use it. Everyone needs a little inspiration to get motivated!!!

  18. Elaine in Laguna says:

    I’d love to learn about MMS’s milk paint and painting methods. I have a very old desk that I inherited, and that I’d like to try this out on. I think her book would help a lot with the project. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  19. I would love to win these books and learn some of her decorating how toos and also how to use the milk paint! Thanks for a chance at winning!
    Take care,

  20. Love MMS and her inspiration
    Thanks for the give a way

  21. I would love to learn about Milk paint, and I already have several furniture pieces just waiting for me to figure out how to make them pretty and useful once again!


  22. Tess Moran says:

    I love both of your blogs and would love to read Miss Mustard Seed’s new book!

  23. Your blog is a daily read for me. I love it and think you are amazing. Your blog led me to MMS and I get inspired by her as well. Thank both of you.

  24. I’ve got a piece of furniture just waiting for a transformation!

  25. I think Caroline Stagg should win the book….for making me laugh so hard. I could have so, so done that! (I hope she was crying from laughing so hard.) If I win it, I am going to read it to learn about milk paint and wax….then I am going to give it to Caroline.

  26. I think I tweeted for an extra entry!

  27. Tamela Moore says:

    Love MMS, she makes everything look so easy! and because
    of her inspirational and informative blog I got to meet other
    awesome bloggers like you Rhoda!!! She introduced me to
    Chalk Paint and now I would like to learn more about
    Milk Paint and hope I get to with one of her books.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win…

  28. I would love to learn how to refinish furniture. I have a piece of furniture that was in my nursery when I was a baby. It looks sad and I would like to d0 something with it for my first grandson.

  29. I’d honestly love how to put a room together once you restore and re-make furniture! She has soo many helpful points, but I need to learn how to make a room come together with everything!

  30. Clara Tidwell says:

    Ok I need this Book love reading the Blogs and need help on refinishing.

  31. I tweeted. Thanks for the giveaway

  32. linda miller says:

    Hi Rhoda
    I just love Miss Mustard Seed and her blog. She is such an inspiration to me. Would love to receive this book and get ideas from her photographs. Also want to learn more about her milk paint and painting furniture.
    Linda Miller

  33. I’d love to learn more about refinishing furniture…especially using milk paint! Love the photos!

  34. I’m not familiar with This blogger, but your post have peaked my interest. Sounds like I could learn lots from the book.

  35. I would love to learn to paint furniture with all the extra details and finishes. I am excited to see the pieces of furniture that are two tone, not just one block of color. I am apprehensive to start. This book would inspire me and get me off my butt!

  36. Luanne Admire says:

    I L-O-V-E Miss Mustard Seed! Her home photos make me want to change everything in my house. I am a bad amateur furniture painter .. oh heck, I will paint anything that isn’t moving … and our dog is keeping an eye out for me, too! I desperately need to learn some tricks for painting furniture, and would love to know where I can buy her line of paints here in Southern California!

  37. I would love to learn her style!

  38. I would love to win this book to study how she paints furniture in such detail. I have read her blog and love her style

  39. I’d love to learn the best ways to decorate on a budget and restoring old furniture.

  40. I’d love to learn more about painting furniture. I already have some projects in mind. Thanks for the opportunity.

  41. I have been following miss mustard seed for a long time and enjoyed her inspiring projects! I have had a yearning to learn and try her wonderful milk paint products someday!
    To have this wonderful opportunity to win her fabulous book is a dream!

    All the best

  42. I’d like to find out how MMS makes her decorating so effortless. Her pictures alone inspire me so much!

  43. I love the sibtitle of Marian’s book, “Letting God Breathe New Life Into Your Heart and Home”. I love taking old “things” and turning them into something new (it always brings to mind what God does for us). I first learned about chalk paint from Marian’s blog and will try her milk paint, too. I can’t wait to get this book for my three daughters (and me)!

  44. Regina Harrison says:

    I’m interested in learning more about the painting/distressing techniques she uses so successfully.

  45. jean reistle says:

    Oh my, what wouldn’t I want to learn from MMS’s book! Let’s just say it would be easier to say what I wouldn’t want to learn (nothing) than what I would like to learn! Love her blog and love yours. When I first started following blogs, I followed many. It got to be too overwhelming. I deleted myself from many but kept the best two in my humble opinion — yours and MMS!!! Thanks for sharing your lives and your generosity. Jean from south jersey

  46. i have projects just sitting all over the place, I want to try out her milk paint. Thanks

  47. Rachel Parrott says:

    Would like to be inspired around my own home.

  48. Vicki Brawley says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I follow both blogs and love your decorating styles and tips. I really would like to know more about using the milk paint.

  49. I had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with Marian when she came to Raleigh for her book signings…I have purchased about a dozen books to giveaway to friends and family as I wanted them to have the opportunity to gain inspiration in many ways…inspiration to decorate your home on a budget, inspiration to have confidence to paint that furniture piece, inspiration to always have incredible faith to follow your dreams…I have read her book and I must say, what I took most from it was her faith and strength to follow her heart, her dreams and everything else will fall into place! Marian is an incredible talent and the kindest of souls!

  50. It would be amazing to have this lovely book. It’s just awesome that we have an opportunity to support a “sister in faith”, who spreads the message of finding contentment in renewing what we already have.

  51. Please put my name in the hat for the drawing. I love to go dumpster diving for a piece of furniture to paint with Milk Paint.

  52. I’d love to learn how to paint furniture & use her milk paint!

  53. I want to “reinvent” some of my old furniture so it has an aged, authentic appearance. The insider’s tips would be wonderful!!!

  54. Love her style & would love to win a copy of her book.

  55. It’s more like what can’t I learn from winning this great book, then learning one thing. The entire book looks like it is filled with wonderful ideas and creations. Plus, I would love to just read what she has to say… words can be so empowering to others and help get their own creative juices flowing as well as give them the confidence to try new things!

  56. I would love to have this book! It looks to be so inspiring!

  57. I didn’t know she sewed slip covers – that’s what I’d like to learn. Of course if I had the book I would probably have to find something old to paint, just to try out her painting technique. Thanks for the giveaway Rhoda.

  58. Diane Hinnant says:

    Thanks for an opportunity to win this great giveaway, Rhoda. I follow MMS and love everything she blogs about, so know I would love the entire contents of her book! However, would be most interested in learning more about her slip covering techniques … a process that scares me to death!
    Thanks again,

  59. Diane Foster says:

    First, I would love to learn about milk paint…..and, I am sure that I would benefit from every chapter in the book!

  60. I would love to win. I have always wanted to try milk paint
    and some of the finishes she does on furniture. Thanks for a great give away!

  61. That dining room is beautiful. I would love to learn it all.

  62. MMS! Would love to try.

  63. I would love to learn how to use chalk paint for rehabing old furniture with a chic new look!

  64. I love decorating and have seen so much of her work. The book would be a great addition for me to use over and over. Her ideas are great and she has done so much for design.

  65. Kim Johnson says:

    I would love to learn how to bring old furniture back to life!

    Kim J

  66. I have a dresser I’d to repaint. I need guidance!!

  67. I have become excited by all of the different paint techniques for furniture and would love to have her book to get some ideas for projects I could try…she is so inspiring to women on so many levels, and I admire her. Thx for the opportunity.

  68. Oh my gosh, I would love to have her book! I really need some help with painting furniture. Thank you so much for this give a way!

  69. Vicki Crowe says:

    I would love to make my home welcoming while also making it a witness of my love for the Lord which could introduce others to Him!

  70. I have an itch to redo some old furniture, but I don’t scratch it because I lack the knowledge. This “senior citizen(74)” could really use this book. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  71. Phyllis Poole says:

    I would love this book. It looks so beautiful and inspiring.

  72. I would love to know more about how to do her paint techniques. Her painted furniture is amazing and I would like to recreate it in my home and antique booth.

  73. I have been following Marian’s blog and love her painting techniques. I don’t just want her book, I NEED her book! I have the old battered furniture to paint. I just need some guidance and direction.

  74. Would love to learn how to take something that might not shine and give it new life and a place in my home.

  75. I would love to learn about restoring old furniture. Making old things come to life and sprucing up furniture i have.. Thanks for the giveaway.

  76. mommamyres says:

    Wow! Would I love to be a winner. Getting pointers on painting furniture is something I can use- and looking at beautiful pictures to,inspire me.

  77. Congratulatioins to Miss Mustard Seed! It’s always so great to see a fellow blogger do so well, and she certainly deserves it!

    One way or another, I’m getting ahold of this book to learn more about milk paint!

  78. I’ve been lookin at this book:: looks like truly lovely inspiration!!!

  79. Cindy Callihan says:

    I DEFINETLY want to learn her secret to painting furniture. :)

  80. I NEED to learn some technique in my painting. Right now, it’s just too haphazard! Thanks!

  81. Thanks so much for this giveaway. I would love to learn her painting and finishing techniques. She just does the most beautiful work!

  82. You are both huge inpirations. I love her blog and I would love to learn some of her techniques. What a great giveway!


  83. I would love to learn her painting techniques–and then put them to use on some old furniture we have sitting in our garage…

  84. Well, I would love to win this book because I love the cottage style, love her style and would also learn more about painting furniture. And I could share it with my daughter who has her own home now ♥

  85. Laura Jeanne says:

    What a wonderful looking book…I would love to learn more about painting old furniture. Enter me, please!

  86. I would love to know all MMS tips and tricks to redoing furniture! I follow her…she is fabulous!

  87. Malinda Clay says:

    I would love to learn about her painting techniques and how she decorates her home. Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win this book. I have been following you since your B’ham days. Living in MS and having a son that lives in the B’ham area I love to follow Southern belles.

  88. Morning Miss Glory!
    I have had my eye on this book and
    have begun following her daily in the
    last couple of months. What a delight
    it would be to include this in my
    library :)
    Hugs to you,

  89. Marion is truley talented and I love her style. It would be great to win a copy of her book.

  90. I like the tutorials she gives on recovering furniture, or making draperies….I’m also interested in using some of her milk paint and redoing a bookcase and a couple other pieces….I bet her book is right up my alley….Thanks for the chance to win….

  91. I’ve heard so much about Miss Mustard Seed. I love reading books about people who follow their dream and inspire us all. Thanks, for the chance to have this book!

  92. rebecca drake says:

    I would love to refinish my dining room table. I want the same color she has on hers in th epicture!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  93. I am ready to try MMS’s milk paint. I just need a nudge-like this book would give me!

  94. I love reading your blog as well as Miss Mustard Seed. So inspirational to redo my home. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  95. I like to learn more about the paint.

  96. Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

    We have lived in our home 12 yrs. this month: I love our home & the blessings that have been shared here. I would love to learn some inspired ideas from reading Marian’s book!

  97. I have a Pottery Barn taste on a garage sale furniture budget. 😉 I would like to learn how to decorate so beautiful on the truly cheap. I want to take something others would deem ugly and make it beautiful for my home. I am especially intrigued by the milk paint. Though I can’t afford to buy hers so I want to learn how to make my own.

    Love your blog!! Blessings!!

  98. judy jursch says:

    I have pondered for a long time on how I could give old furniture pieces new life and never knew how to begin and frankly, was a bit intimidated by the whole process. Miss Mustard Seed’s books just might give me the confidence I need to tackle that!

  99. I shared a link on FB!

    Fingers crossed!! :)

  100. Talented women like Miss Mustard Seed, and you, of course, are what keep me excited to read blogs. The book looks amazing!

  101. I’d love to just soak up every little thing in the book – from looking at the lovely rooms to learning some new projects. Thanks for the chance to win a book! ::Jill

  102. Miss Mustard Seed inspires me to transform giveaway furniture pieces into lovely family heirloom pieces.Yes!

  103. Robin Bonvino says:

    I would love to own Inspired You for inspiration to update my tired living room. From painting furniture to making slipcovers and staging the room, it’s all in there. I want to read it from cover to cover, over and over again! This book will be the guidance I need to get it started and the inspiration I need to finish it! Thank you for the opportunity, Robin
    rlb143(at) verizon(dot)net

  104. Gayle Karson says:

    I would love to learn how Marian puts together those beautiful vignettes. Thanks for the opportunity to win her new book. Fingers crossed!

  105. It would be hard to say what I need more learning to paint furniture or how to’s for decorating.

  106. What beautiful rooms, would love to read this book cover to cover. Thanks for introducing me to Miss Mustard Seed and another great blog to follow.

  107. You know me, I love projects and it would be fun to have inspiration from her book as well as learn more about how to paint furniture. I have painted a few pieces myself but I know I could do it better.

  108. I would love to learn new projects and be inspired by how Marian decorates her rooms. Thanks for the opportunity to win her new book!

  109. I need to learn more about both painting and decorating. This book would be a real inspiration and help for both.

  110. First of all, I’d like to read about Marian’s faith. And then of course, I’d like to learn more about how she puts a room together. Thank you for the opportunity!

  111. I’ve been reading so many wonderful things about this book!! I would love to know more about painting furniture. Thanks for a great giveaway!!

  112. The book looks beautiful and inspiring. I’d love to learn more about painting furniture.

  113. I would love to learn about decorating on a budget and I’ve been wanting to paint a piece of furniture for some time now …

  114. Terry Dittmann says:

    I would love to learn everything, but especially how to paint furniture to give it that lived in/loved feeling. I would love to be able to decorate my house but I have no idea where to start.

  115. I am in the process of remodeling my dining room and am hoping for lots of painting inspiration. I want to paint my dining table and china cabinet, but admit I’m a little intimidated with the prospect!

  116. I would like to learn to make my home look like hers! Marian seems real just like you Rhoda and that’s inspiring!

  117. Shared giveaway on FB!

  118. I’d be over the moon to win the books. I’d be thrilled to know how to paint furniture ~ it scares me! Also, any tips on decorating. Both of you are an inspiration in all that you can do. Amazing women for sure!

  119. Oh Rhoda, I would love to win this book!! It looks so fabulous. I would love to know more about her milk paint as I have several furniture projects waiting in the wings. Love your blog and all that you do with it. Hope your Christmas is especially blessed in your new home this year!! Linda

  120. Would love to learn more about her different paint techniques for furniture. I really want to try chalk paint and am thinking milk paint might be similar.

  121. Wenda Scott says:

    I would like/need to paint my kitchen chairs and table and don’t have a clue as to how to go about even trying and am worried about destroying them. Would love some direction and inspiration. Wenda………

  122. Enjoy reading and learning from a talented down to earth inspiring lady like Marian,Thanks

  123. Marian’s book looks inspiring and right now I need some inspiration ! For years I’ve been afraid to use milk paint on furniture but I really do want to try her technique on an old, worn out table ! Thanks Rhonda for the opportunity to win a copy of her beautiful book.

  124. I’d love to learn how Marian is inspired in her own home. Thanks for the chance to win Rhoda-this book is on my Christmas list!

  125. Well I can use all the help I can get on styling my rooms but I’d love to learn more about refinishing older pieces as well.

  126. I would love to see how she has incorporated her ideas into her book … Love the idea of using God’s blessings within our home and using the things we already have within our homes to bless our families.

  127. Rhoda what an exciting offer from Miss Mustard Seed. She really is amazing! Of course I would love to win this book!

    Art by Karena

  128. Anita Gambrell says:

    I sure would love to learn the technique for using these paints .

  129. I would read it and share it with my daughter who is interested in the same creative things and will be setting up a place of her own in the summer after graduation. We love sewing, painting and decorating! Special to have a book that incorporates our faith!

  130. Cheryl Johnson says:

    I would love to learn how you put such depth in your painted furniture. Mine is pretty…but flat with no interesting shadows or ????. Thanks!

  131. I would love to learn how to place the furniture and paint some old things and make then new!!

  132. I can’t wait to read MMS’s book and be inspired to paint furniture, decorate and style my home.

  133. I’d love to make my home “over” with new ideas for what I currently have. Sounds like a great book to inspire me!

  134. Cynthia Riley says:

    I would love to tackle a refinishing project like she does…so far I have just sprayed pieces of furniture. It is time I try something more daring!

  135. would love to learn more about correct application of furniture wax

  136. Would love to win! I’m about to start on a living room makeover and want to brighten/lighten it up, so could definitely use the insight from this book!

  137. What a fantastic give-away! I cannot wait to peruse this book.

  138. Cyndia Montgomery says:

    I’d love to explore Marian’s book completely, and glean from her how to make those wonderful slipcovers!

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  140. Joyce Ackley says:

    I have a piece of furniture I’d like to refinish, and I would like to learn some tips on how to do this so my project will turn out to be beautiful.
    I’d also like to learn some budget decorating tips from Miss Mustard Seed.
    Thank you

  141. I’d like to read more about her faith and how it helps her find balance in her busy life. I’d also love to know the details about those pretty rooms.

  142. Love her site, as well as yours. I’d like to learn many things from her book: slipcovers, furniture updates, paint, ideas aplenty. Thanks!

  143. We are currently building a barn for a wedding rental venue! I am trying to totally furnish the inside with “trash to treasures” finds. I would totally love to have one of these books for more ideas in using antique furniture that has been repurposed.

  144. Joyce Ackley says:

    I tweeted about the give away on Twitter.
    Joyce H. Ackley @ flagigi

  145. I need furniture painting inspiration!

  146. I would love to learn to decorate with her rustic style! I love it so much but having just brought a brand new, trendy house, I need some inspiration!

  147. Jennifer Harwell says:

    I would love to learn how/where she finds the furniture treasures, also some of her painting techniques! :)

  148. I’d love to learn from her about refinishing furniture with her milk paint – haven’t gotten brave enough yet to try it!

  149. I think I would love everything about her book, but I need some serious help in the painting furniture department!

  150. I would hope to find out her ideas and techniques for painting furniture. Would also hope to get inspiration on home decorating for various rooms in my home.

  151. Besides having a glimpse into her home, I’d love to see how she integrates her painted pieces with natural wood.

  152. I would like to learn how to make slipcovers. It just looks like such a daunting task! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of Marian’s book.

  153. Beautiful book – would love to learn how to transform “cast-offs” into useable/beautiful additions in my home.

  154. I would love to learn how to transform a dining room hutch that I bought on craigslist. Thank you.

  155. I’d love to learn more about various paint techniques. I’ve used one of her paint techniques on an old French chair and it turned out beautifully!

  156. I would love to learn more about how she paints furniture. I am also really interested in learning to make slipcovers.

  157. I’d love to learn her secrets for finding the great pieces she finds to paint!

  158. What a great giveaway! I have seen this book on Marian’s website, but have not been able to order it yet with upcoming Christmas expenses, but I sure would love it as a gift FOR ME! Just the cover is so beautiful- I can’t imagine the rest is any different! I would love to get a little more confidence to just take a chance on some of my decorating ideas- I think this book would be a great source for doing just that, and on a budget! Pick me Rhoda!

  159. I see painting furniture in my future. I’ve got more than a few projects to do. Would love this book! I need to learn the “how-to’s” and know how…from someone that has done it well before. As always, great giveaways Rhoda! Just in time for the stocking!

  160. My dining room is a mishmash of furniture that needs to be unified. I know paint will do the trick but I want to do it well. I’m betting Miss Mustard Seed’s book is just what I need!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  161. Paula Romer says:

    Rhoda, Thank you for offering this great giveaway from Miss Mustard Seed. I think I would like to try to paint using her milk paint product. I’ve been a bit intimidated to try it… But I just might, now.

  162. I would definitely focus on her painting techniques, but I really just like the inspirational photos. thanks for this offer

  163. I would very much like to have a copy of this book, for not only everything it teaches from a practical standpoint, but for the inspirational words as well.

  164. I would love to win the book. You both inspire me, but with all the comments it looks a bit like winning the powerball.

  165. Love Miss Mustard Seed! I’ve bought her paint but haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet! I’ve got my eye on several projects for it! I’d love to learn how to paint with it!

  166. I would love to learn some tips on decorating. We move a lot so making each house our home can be challenging.

  167. Susan Graben says:

    I would love to know how to make the fantastic floor cloth with all the alphabet styles on it.

  168. Love her decorating style! Would love to have her book to look at over and over and over again.

  169. I would love to learn from her about how to paint my furniture….I have a piece crying out to be painted and I am scared to death…….plus…..the pictures in that book have to be amazing…..

  170. just how to put a room together!

  171. I read the portion available via a “sneak peek” provided on her website. I am now at the stage where she was at, and felt before she got started. I believe she described it as “in a funk.” I would love to learn how and where to begin.

    Thank you for providing this opportunity.

  172. Candy Thayer says:

    I’ve been afraid to try using milk paint….so, would love to learn from the expert!

  173. I’ve been “reading”, “learning”, and absorbing from Miss Mustard Seed for about a year now and just can’t seem to get enough from her. Her talent is so inspiring that it would be a blessing to win her book, if I’m not so lucky to win I will bless myself by purchasing the book tho. Thanks for the giveaway.

  174. I would love to know how to paint furniture. I have an oak china cabinet that I love the style of… but it really needs an update.

  175. I would love to know how to paint furniture. I have an oak china cabinet that I love, but I would like to update/tranform it into something nice.

  176. l have enjoyed following Miss Mustard Seed on her journey. She does some amazing transformations. I would love to try her milk paint..I have a dresser that would look fabulous painted.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win her book..

  177. I’d love to learn how to paint like she does! She has come up with the perfect paint colors! Can’t wait to get a copy of her book.

  178. I would love to learn more about Milk Paint!

    ~ Darlene

  179. I would love to learn how to find thrifted pieces and paint them. Marian does such beautiful things with her milk paint!

  180. I would love to learn more from her on how to decorate and also to paint furniture. I want to but have not found the right piece or nerve to try. I am redecorating some rooms in my home and would love some inspiration from you talented ladies. Thanks for an opportunity to win such a fun giveaway.

  181. I bought Marian’s book already, but it would make a great Christmas gift for a friend! She is so energized about decorating and enthusiastic; I would like to get a bit of that feel of accomplishment and muster the energy and time to just do things in addtion to raising a kid and working full time.
    Marian’s book is truly inspiring!

  182. I love everything Marian does! She is fantastic, and her furniture to die for. I would love to learn to do a little fraction of anything that she would be teaching us to do in her book. To win a copy would be so great!!!

  183. I would LOVE to peruse Marian’s book for inspiration!! The photos you posted are teasing us to want more!!

  184. First of all, I LOVE Marian’s blog! I had never heard of milk paint and could not stop looking at her blog. I have learned how to make beautiful things from Marian. I love her style!

  185. Marian sounds like a lovely person inside as well as out. Would love to read her book and learn how to use milk paint on a couple of chairs I have. Also, learn to let God be the inspiration for our home.

    Mary L

  186. Can’t wait to see this book and learn her secrets of restoring old furniture!

  187. What isn’t there so learn from MM new book. I am really curious about the milk paint. All of her rooms and furniture redos are amazing! Thank you for the opprtunity .

  188. I would love to learn how to select furniture and paint and the techniques to painting furniture. Thanks!

  189. I’m obsessed (I need an intervention) with finding treasures and reinventing them! This book could shed light on some of the problems I run into! Thank you so much for the chance to win one!

  190. Sharon L Smith says:

    I just want to LOOK at all of it………love her blog and pictures of her home!!!

  191. O I would LOVE to learn even a smidge of what she knows how to do!!!
    Thank you!

  192. I want to learn how to paint my furniture!! I am procrastinating this whole thing.

  193. I would like to learn more about furniture painting. I recently did my first project, and I know there were somethings that should have been done different. I would mostly like to have her book because her style is amazing and her pictures are so pretty to oohhh and aaaahhh over!

  194. I would just love feasting on the, “eye candy,” BUT, I would also be interested in learning how to make slipcovers.
    Rhoda! Your house looks beautiful…congrats on a job well done…now you can REST! You’ve earned it.

  195. I’ve been a fan of Miss Mustard Seed for a couple of years now. I’d love to get some inside tips on how to create a beautiful home like hers.

  196. Phyllis Haynes says:

    I would like to get ideas how to put everything I already have together.

  197. Hi Rhoda,
    I want to learn everything in MMS’s book. It’s a great way to have pictures and examples about everything that can be done.
    Many thanks for the giveaway,

  198. I would love to learn more about painting furniture.

  199. I have read Miss Mustard Seed’s blog for quite some time now. I’m trying to muster up the courage to paint some furniture and I think her book would help. Thanks for the giveaway!

  200. I would love to learn how to paint furniture. Maybe the book would help me work up the courage. :)

  201. I would love to learn what keeps her motivated and where she gets HER inspiration from!!

  202. Bobbye McCartha says:

    I want to learn how to use the new paints & look professional, not a disaster! Hopefully the book could help me.

  203. Jill Frankenfield says:

    I absolutely LOVE Miss Mustard Seed! She’s definitely one of my favorite painting and decorating inspirational women! I’d love to own her new book as always, for her inspiration, and for more creative ways to paint furniture and home decor! LOVE HER! <3

    Shared on Facebook, and also on Pinterest… … and won't be the last time I pin something of MMSs! :))

  204. I would LOVE to win! I enjoyed meeting Marian at Haven, She is so genuine and talented. I want to read her book and learn how she juggles all that she does!

  205. I would love to win MMS’s book to learn more about her painting techniques.

  206. would love to learn how to pull it together!

  207. So much I want to learn. Mainly how to prep a piece to refinish.

  208. I would like to learn more about her paint.

  209. I shared the giveaway on my facebook page

  210. Wow how refreshing to have a Christian author linking her values to her love of design. I would love to learn to sew slip covers especially the kind my Mammow use to make to refresh her furniture.

  211. I would love to learn the art of painting furniture and creating different techniques

  212. I’d love to learn Marian’s tips for creating her wonderful paint techniques.

  213. I’d love to learn more about how Marian achieves her fabulous chippy finish on furniture. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  214. I’d like to be inspired by her many ideas.

  215. Would love to learn how to make slipcovers!

  216. I am a follower of Marian’s blog and she is so inspiring! I am too nervous to try any DIY projects myself so I think by reading her book I would be learning from the best and gain a little confidence! As a single mother, I can’t always afford brand new furniture so I think I would greatly benefit painting my old furniture!

  217. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says:

    INSPIRATION ~ INSPIRATION ~ INSPIRATION, her book would give me all of that……thank you…Love & Blessings

  218. I’ve been hearing about Miss Mustard Seed’s new book and have recently started following her blog. I would really love to receive a copy of her book!

  219. I would like to learn how she paints and also how she uses her faith to live her professional life. I am struggling at work right now and could use some inspiration – any kind of inspiration.

  220. Learning how to paint different types of furniture would be first on my list. :)

  221. Lorene Halfmann says:

    I would love to win a copy of Marion’s book! I have been reading her blog for quite some time, and I would love to read about the role her faith plays in her life. And of course I would study those gorgeous pictures and painted furniture!

  222. Peggy Schomaker says:

    I would love to learn to paint furniture.

  223. I would love to learn about her painting techniques. Thanks for the opportunity!

  224. I would want to learn how to make my home decor come together so well like she does! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  225. I would love to learn out to paint furniture. I have an old wooden desk I bought for $5 but it needs some attention. I’m scared I’m going to make it worse than what it already looks.

  226. Lisa Sanders says:

    I would like to learn how to paint the furniture to give it the old, loved look like she does.

  227. I’d want to learn everything about repainting furniture! I have several pieces I want to do a great job on. Remember that steal of 4 chairs and a table for $60 I got?

  228. I would love to learn about Marian’s techniques for furniture painting. I love her projects!!!

  229. I love Miss Mustard Seed’s blog and have been a regular reader for a year or more. She is so talented and I would love to learn more about decorating and how she pulls everything together, also about different types of paint, such as milk and chalk paints.

  230. I would love to learn the art of painting furniture!

  231. I would love to learn how to use milk paint to paint furniture.

  232. Just to learn how to put things together so that it looks wholesome and nice!

  233. Sherri Cato says:

    I would love to learn how to paint furniture to get the look that all of her furniture has.

  234. Sherri Cato says:

    I shared on my FB page.

  235. I would love to learn about her painting techniques! I’m in the process of painting an end table using her milk paint!

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

  236. I’d gift her book to my newlywed daughter who plans to refurb furniture to furnish their first home…a small house on a military post.

  237. I’d love to win the book to learn her tricks of refinishing furniture!

  238. Would love to see how she integrates her talents to serve our Savior. Would also like to learn how to use milk paint.

  239. I would love to learn how to restore furniture and use her wonderful looking milk paint. I have an end table by our sofa begging for a transformation.

  240. Marnita Parry says:

    What beautiful work! I’m always in awe of those who write AND she creates beautiful furniture too!

  241. have several things to paint…. can hardly wait to get started…. thanks !!

  242. I am interested in her furniture painting…but also in her words of inspiration!

  243. Amanda Spark says:

    As a new home owner, I am just starting to get into the wonderful world of DIY home decor. Winning MMS’s new book would provide me with so much inspiration!!

  244. I would love to learn how to slipcover chairs. It’s so expensive to have it done. I think Marian will have great ideas and short cuts to make it easy.

  245. Debbie Weik says:

    I love all of her painted furniture.

  246. I would love to learn about photo styling. Marian is an expert on that. Thanks for this wonderful chance to win a book, Rhoda!

  247. Tracey Whitney says:

    I have a basement with well loved garage sale finds that need more then TLC! I would love some inspiration on how to paint them to show all of their character.

  248. I’d love to win her book!!! I’d like to learn more about how she uses milk paint to paint furniture and how she reupholsters furniture! Thanks for the giveaway!! Hugs!!

  249. I would like to know more about furniture painting.

  250. Happy to learn inspiration~plus….and the art of painting, too.
    Thanks so much~!

  251. I cannot wait to read Miss Mustard Seed’s book, hopefully during some down time visiting family at Christmas!

  252. I’d most love to learn how she creates slipcovers for her furniture.

  253. mary anne fields says:

    I’d love to win! I used her milk paint and loved it. I’d like to learn more about her decorating style and painting techniques.

  254. mary anne fields says:
  255. I would like to learn about Marian’s milk paint. :)

  256. vicki wright says:

    I would love to learn her painting techniques and also how she decorates her home so beautifully with such lovely color schemes.

  257. I would love to learn how to balance desiring a beautiful home and being content with what God has given me:)

  258. I would love to learn more about the fabulous finishes that Marian achieves on her furniture. I am a long time reader of her blog, and am so happy for her success.

  259. I would love to know how to integrate vintage, and antique pieces into an active family’s home.

  260. I would love to try milk paint and read the painting tips. I know the book is wonderful! Love all her ideas.

  261. I would love to learn how to make slipcovers.

  262. I would love to learn how to turn my 1927 house into a 21st century home

  263. I’m still settling into my apartment and would love some ideas to decorate my living room!

  264. I would love to learn some more of your techniques on painting furniture.

  265. I would love to learn more about decorating and painting furniture! Big fan!

  266. Michelle Robertson says:

    I would love to learn more about her classic decorating style.

  267. …would love to learn her techniques using her Milk Paint….and to see her decorating style would definitely be a bonus.

  268. I would love to learn how to paint furniture. I have several pieces that would bring so much life to my home if I just knew what to do with them.

  269. I would love to learn how to paint furniture using milk paint. I’ve never tried it and would like to know how.

  270. I would love to read the entire book to see what more inspiration she can impart. She has inspired me to move forward with my long time ambition to refurbish furniture and sell in my own antiques business. I love to paint and upholster and upcycle so I am sure she has all sorts of surprising tips!

  271. sharing on Facebook

  272. Her photography and decorating style inspires me! I’d love a copy of her book!

  273. I would love to learn how to look at old furniture and things and be able to imagine how they would look after being painted and redone! And then to be inpired on how to decorate with them to make things look so great! I have a bunch of old stuff but it never looks like the rooms I see in pictures :(

  274. Sharon in Chicago says:

    Marian really is a treasure, isn’t she?!? Would love a copy of her book.

  275. kathy adams says:

    I would love to win and learn all about painting with milk paint!! Thanks, Kathy @

  276. Marion’s book is just beautiful! It would be proudly on display on my coffee table . . . for all to see! Thank you!

  277. Sharon Lynn says:

    I would love to win a copy of Miss Mustard Seed’s book!
    She is such an inspiration and a blessing :-)

  278. I love her philosophy of life. A lot of wisdom in a young woman.

  279. I shared on facebook.

  280. Good Morning…
    I have the God given gifts and now am on the beginning journey of staring my own business and want inspiration in putting the pieces in place…reading this book I am sure would be a great push in the right direction…I need to revive my blog and learn all it can do for me and I really want to check out Miss Mustards (Marion’s) Milk Paint line…the furniture created is truly lovely! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of her book and glad I found your blog as well! Have a Blessed Day!

  281. This book is on my wish list! I have two old dressers that my parents bought me in middle school and are stained golden oak. I really really really need to paint them!

  282. I have not done much furniture painting but would love to learn. Miss Mustard Seed’s book looks wonderful! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  283. I would love her book & learn more about her new paints.

  284. I’m a follower of Miss Mustard Seed and love her blog! I would love to read her book and see more of her inspiration!

  285. Oh, Rhoda, your home is looking so beautiful! How God has blessed all of us with you and your faithful journey.

    I’m, er, scared to try painting furniture. So in addition to Marian’s God-loving faithful writing, I’d love to just really soak up her knowledge on the actual paintbrush, paint process.

    (or you could come to Colorado and show me, too!) :)

  286. Love to win a copy of MMS book! I am excited to study all the wonderful pictures and information.

  287. I would love to learn how to reupholster some old chairs with some grain sack. She has great ideas!

  288. I would love to learn how to paint furniture.

  289. Rhoda,
    You are so right about all you said about this sweet gal. I would love to learn where she gets all her energy from:)


  290. Rhoda,
    I am sharing this giveaway on my facebook.


  291. Sign me up to win a copy of MMS’s book! What do I want to learn most? How she ties all the details together. :)

  292. I would love to learn more about re-finishing furniture. I also love how Marion styles her photos, but i”m not sure the book is about that.

  293. I think I have entered every contest for Miss Mustard Seed’s book. I know, I know, I should just buy one but with money tight I need to spend the cash on the kids. Plus this gives me an excuse to spend more time with my computer reading my favorite bloggers.

  294. I would love to read her story and be motivated and inspired by what sounds like an amazing journey she has traveled. I love design books, but this sounds like so much more.

  295. I’d love to learn more about painting/rehabing furniture from Miss Mustard Seed!

  296. I would love to get Marian’s tips for painting furniture.

  297. Painting furniture. Thank you so much for sharing the book.

  298. Erin Buchanan says:

    ~ Painting furniture would be my top requested subject to check out. My techniques never look the same as hers.

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