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29 November 2010 17,205 views 322 Comments

by heather

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and HomeGoods.

I have heard a lot about HomeGoods from various craft and decor bloggers around the internet, and last week I got to visit HomeGoods for the first time ever. If you're not familiar, HomeGoods is a home decor store that contains all kinds of items for the home at 20-60% off retail and department store prices. The store is totally packed full of every kind of decor item. I found some fun things!

As a mom of three small boys, I rarely get to shop for fun, and almost NEVER without my kids. As luck would have it, my husband got a day off because of bad weather, so I took the opportunity to go shop sans kiddos. Luxury! Toddler mamas know what I'm talking about!

I know you like the shopping videos, so I made one for my HomeGoods trip. If you don't like watching videos, read on, because I'm going to tell you all about what I found.

HomeGoods wanted me to shop for a gift for someone on my holiday list (but they said it was okay if I chose myself). I had a few fuzzy ideas of what I needed/wanted before I went in. One, I have a bedroom that doesn't have a lamp. Two, it's getting cold outside and I want to drink copious amounts of hot liquid, and I don't have a teapot. Three, my brother is getting married this weekend, so I was on the lookout for a must-have item for he and my new sister-in-law.  Four, I wanted to see what kinds of Christmas goodies I could find.

First stop was the Christmas department. I found lots of pretty sparkly Christmas trees. I took a picture of these because I know you guys will have great ideas for DIYing them!


This jingle bell wreath is cute!

More jingle bells. The notable thing about these is that they are musical symbols, which I thought was a cool idea for a twist on a traditional wreath.

I seriously thought about picking up one of these Wedgwood Christmas ornaments, but like I mentioned, I have three little boys who aren't gentle on the ornaments. ("This is why we can't have nice things!")

Okay, this is more like it! Twelve disco ball ornaments for half the price of a single Wedgwood ornament. What can I say, I'm a sucker for the disco balls! (I ended up getting these guys - price $5.99, or about 50 cents apiece)

I felt kind of guilty that my three sons didn't even make my Christmas list for this shopping trip, so I checked out the toy aisles. There were some very nice offerings, including wooden Melissa and Doug puzzles and toys. My boys would love this tool puzzle!

My older boys would also LOVE this 1:16 Logging Truck. They are huge tractor and truck fans, and know just about EVERY tractor by name. Logging trucks are rarely found in the toy world, so I was awfully tempted to stray from my starting list and get this guy.

I kept to the list and pushed on to check out the teapot selection.

The first teapot I came across was this jaunty little number. Price: $9.99 (almost all the teapots were about that price). It came with a wire basket insert for loose tea leaves.

Teapot candidate #2: square and scrolly.

Teapot #3: I'm a little teapot short and stout!

Teapot #4: Beaded scallops

Teapot #5: This one reminds me of the teapot lady from Beauty and the Beast.

Which teapot would you choose? I went with #5 for just $9.99. As soon as I got home from shopping, I washed her and made a pot of Earl Grey! (Apologies to my British readers -- I hear you don't like Earl Grey much!)

While I was in this section, I snapped some quick pictures of these super cute cake plates. I love the ribbon running through them! Did you notice that my teapot has little eyelets in it so I can add my own ribbon? We totally need to keep this technique in mind for our dollar store crafting!

Another cute ceramic and ribbon cake plate. I think these were between $10 and $12 (but I can't remember, and I forgot to take a photo of the price tag).

And, one last plate. This one has a red polka-dotted ribbon. So cute!

Here's a trendy throw pillow I know a lot of you would like! This is such a popular motif around craft blogland right now!

Shabby chic birdcages are another popular item in blogland.

I was tempted by this series of miniature chair bookends! So cute!

I combed the wall art section twice and found a lot of nice pieces (some of the art is VERY similar to what is being sold in everyone's favorite designer catalogs right now).

This tiffany blue and white quilt was a front-runner for me. I really love it! It was $29.99, and I ALMOST brought it home, but I have a real need for a lamp, and not an immediate need for an awesome quilt.

So, check out the lamps I liked:

I was digging the rectangular lamps with rectangular shades. This metallic brown lamp is odd, unique, and definitely a piece with wow-factor (that's what they always talk about in home decor shows!) I really like it, but it wasn't exactly what I had in mind for the guest bedroom. Now that I'm looking at the picture, I kind of want to go back and get it anyway! (For those interested in price, I think it was $24.99)

This rectangular lamp is even bigger and bolder than the brown one, but getting farther away from what I had in mind. (Price: $29.99)

And then I saw this one! Off-white textured ceramic base and pleated teal organza shade. Sold and sold for $29.99. I brought this one home with me and it's now happily lighting the nightstand in the bedroom.

So now that you've seen what I found at HomeGoods, it's your turn!! HomeGoods is giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky commenter! What would you buy with your gift card?

The Rules:

Rules:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a)      Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b)      Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c)      Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d)      Read the official rules for alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

You can also enter to win a $100 HomeGoods shopping spree (or one of 20 gift cards for $25) over at the Blogher round-up page!

For more info and to find nearest location, check HomeGoods.com

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322 Comments »

  • Jill McNamara-Twiss said:

    Oh I would be SO happy to win something!

  • Jill McNamara-Twiss said:

    I tweeted but I don’t know how to get the URL for my tweet. :(

  • Summer Lee said:

    I, honestly, would probably spend every penny on cake plates/stands! SOOOOO CUTE!!!

  • nikki said:

    i would use it to buy some more christmas decorations

  • Jennifer said:

    I would hunt for rugs. We never have enough of those around here.

  • Gina S. said:

    I would have to say I’d def buy something lovely for the house,esp after seeing all your cute pics! Maybe a nice towl set..hmm

  • Linh C said:

    Definitely the cake stand! Too cute!

  • Chelsea A said:

    I have only been to a HomeGoods once, too! I love stores like this. Great values around every corner that look much more expensive than they really are.

  • Amanda said:

    I would be on the lookout for a cute decorative storage unit of some kind…don’t have alot of room in my living room but with two kids have stuff everywhere!

  • lisa said:

    I would like to say I’d buy Christmas gifts – but some of that stuff would be so cute in MY OWN HOME!! I’d look for things for an aunt and grandmother-in-law since they are the tougher ones on my list! And a few things for my son, too – maybe?? thanks for the chance to win!

  • Sharon Castillo said:

    I would spend it on cake stands and a lamp.

  • Christina Hicks said:

    After looking through this post, I would (if I won) definitely be getting a new tea pot, because those are precious! Since I’m in a new apartment, I’d also raid their Christmas decorations!

  • Brandy said:

    Ooo. What a great giveaway!! I am avoiding a HG trip until we are moved into new house next weekend.

  • Robin Klein said:

    I would really love this prize. There are gifts I could buy that I know people would love. I’m not working at this time so this would come in very handy.

  • Doris said:

    I have yet to make it to this store yet…loved the pics…awesome products….I would finally spend it on myself for a treat like one of those tea-pots or the beautiful quilt.

  • Jennifer M. said:

    I think I might just have to get a quilt. We are re-doing our bedroom and I like the one you have pictured. Christmas is a perfect time for such a great giveaway! Thank you.

  • Niki said:

    I would love a shopping trip to Home Goods!

  • Shelly H said:

    I need new lamps. The ones in our living room don’t match and look like dorm room quality lamps.

  • Barbara said:

    Cake stands! I don’t love cake stands I LOVE cake stands and I could easily spend every cent on em. :)

  • Cece said:

    We realized this weekend that our guest bedroom has no lamp…and there are so many fun ones at HomeGoods…so that would be how I spend my $50!

  • Katrina said:

    I’ve never been to HomeGoods, but one just opened here and I’m dying to go! I’d probably pick out some new bar stools or some curtains for my craft room.

  • Mandy said:

    I would have to look for a bookcase or night stand, do they have that there? Looks like an awesome store!

  • Cece said:

    I just sent out a tweet (although I really wanted to keep fewer people entering so I had a better chance at winning!) ;)

    http://twitter.com/#!/PicklePicnic/status/9392247229382656

  • Mary said:

    Would love to visit this store and see all their lovely things. Next time I am to the cities by my sister, we will make it a point to go and check it out. It will be on our list. I would buy some great gifts for others. I have been hurt from work for over a year, which included 2 surgeries. I just went back to work Oct 12th. Last week I was in a car accident and am now off work again due to injuries from the accident. No income either so it would be nice to win and get some nice gifts for my family.

  • Kim said:

    I would love to win a Home Goods gift card. I would probably buy dishes as I have a dish obsession. But then, I also have a frame obsession and a lamp obsession. Heck, I just plan ole have a home decor obsession. So this store is definitely like Heaven to me.

  • Bromeliad said:

    I’m in!

  • Emily said:

    What a great giveaway! I’ve been wanting to go to Homegoods. It just opened up about 5 minutes away from our home.

  • Michelle said:

    I am getting married in March adn I have a pretty dire need for teapots (centerpieces) and a birdcage (for cards!

  • Beverly said:

    I LOOOOVE HomeGoods! I could absolutely use that $50 to start working on my classroom – their organization tools and furniture are great! Or if not that, at least some Christmas decorations!

  • Gina S. said:

    Homegoods has the best lamps. I love the food section, got some key lime mustard which was fantastic. I’m not sure what I would buy because each time I go I see something different. I wouldn’t have any problems spending the gift card.

  • Dorangela said:

    I would run back to Homegoods and buy a beautiful tree skirt I fell in love with!

  • Melissa said:

    I love Home Goods! I love their chairs – they always have cool designs and patterns on them, and I need a new one for my livingroom.

  • Ashlei said:

    I have been banned from spending more money at Homegoods. Hopefully I can win a giftcard, so the Hubby will let me go back!!!

  • heather said:

    I LOVE Homegoods and hope I win this giftcard. There are so many things I’d love to get. Thanks!

  • Justine B. said:

    I would spend it on lamps!

  • Virginia said:

    Ooooh I love HomeGoods! I would probably get a lamp or two myself, as I am also in need of some. Or perhaps one of those cute little cakeplates because, my lands, they are cute!

  • Maggie said:

    They have had this super cool British art piece that I really want for my son’s bedroom. It’s got some great iconic British things – crown and flag and a guitar. I’d love to have it up in his room. Cool art that would last a long time!

  • mary said:

    I would buy anything that we need. I recently got married back in July. Neither of us came from a situation where we already had our own furniture, decor, etc. We had to start from scratch! It’s been tough since we have a VERY VERY VERY tight budget. It would be nice to get some new things!

  • Audra said:

    I’d definitely use it for a birdcage. I hope I win!!!

  • Kim said:

    http://twitter.com/#!/kimkat/status/9405743925035008

    here is the link to my tweet! it would so awesome if I won, I love you blog, and I love homegoods!!!

  • Kim said:

    I would look for christmas presents and kitchen items at Homegoods. They always have the cutest baking dishes and other kitchenware there!

  • Mandy said:

    I love Homegoods, they have the best of everything!!

  • Sherri said:

    We need a new lamp terribly in the living room. So I am sure a lamp is at the TOP of my list, if I could stay away from the dishes! LOL

  • Mo said:

    I would buy the teapots! I love teapots!

  • Gailanne said:

    You had me as soon as you said “Quilt”, my weakness…I loved it!

  • Nicole said:

    I think that I would buy a new light for our stairwell, right now it has a stoplight in it from the previous owners! Thanks for the contest!

  • Anna said:

    I LOVE HomeGoods. I would purchase either some kitchen gadgets or some stationary–they always have cute selections of both!

  • Joy said:

    I would buy a new quilt or sheet set for my bed. Is this HomeGoods gift card valid at any TJX store like Marshall’s? Our Marshall’s is branded with HomeGoods here in CNY.

  • Angie said:

    I would love to use it for one of the gorgeous teapots and cake plates you found. I’m so in the mood for a cup of hot tea and a cookie right now!

  • Anna said:

    https://twitter.com/annagrace19

    I tweeted the giveaway!

  • Samantha said:

    I love the eyelet plates! But I would probably be tempted to buy some toys for the kiddos too, since their birthdays are near Christmas also. Hope I win!

  • Michele said:

    i have been to one of the HomeGoods in Oregon and picked up an adorable houndstooth patterned pet carrier. I would pick up some new bedding as my current quilts have been cat-loved almost to death (plus, who doesn’t like new sheets and duvet covers!)

  • Stacy said:

    A lamp. I love thier lamps.

  • Sherry said:

    I love HomeGoods, but (I was there today) I wonder if the selections are very different in different areas?? Of course, maybe it’s just the departments we prefer and the things that catch our eyes, but MY HomeGoods seems to have totally different stock from the things you posted! Interesting. (I would probably use a gift card towards new flatware — saw some I like…)

  • Jeanne said:

    I’ve never been, but from what you showed in your video and pictures, I think I’d go looking for a rug for our craftsman living room, and perhaps a lamp for our buffet in the dining room.

  • Aliesha said:

    I would love to win! I’d use my gift card to buy Christmas decorations and gifts! I love everything you featured in your video.

  • Sara said:

    I love the ribbon cake plates! I need a lamp too, though… Maybe I’d get both! :)

  • Aleane said:

    HomeGoods is a unique and fun store! They have many expensive department store brands at affordable prices. I find many home decor, tableclothes, and kitchen items. If you see something you like, buy it then. If probably won’t be there the next time you shop.

  • Megan D said:

    I feel like I should go buy a lamp now.

  • lori bunk said:

    i would LOVE to get a new cakestand!!

  • Dawn said:

    I would love to buy a comforter or bedspread. Ours is getting really old, but with two little ones…the budget money needs to go elsewhere.

  • Vanessa said:

    Oh how I’d love to spend this gift certificate!

  • Jen R said:

    Wow, I love all of your finds! I think the birdcages are absolutely beautiful!

  • Michelle said:

    There is a Home Goods store literally less than 3 miles away from the house I’ve lived in for nearly 8 years now, and I have *never* set foot inside it! Your post totally changed that, I need that cake plate with the ribbon running through it. I need one right now!

  • Brittney S said:

    I could really use a cake platter

  • Karen Osborne said:

    Would love to win the Home Goods giftcard. Home Goods is most favorite stores. I love Home Goods!!!

  • Lin said:

    Lamps and picture frames. I desperately need lamps and picture frames.

  • Chantal J said:

    Judging from the price tag, it seems like it’s part of the same mother company as Canada’s Winners and Homesense. :O

  • Suki Lotti said:

    1. A tea pot. I’ve been wanting one for a long time now.
    2. A lamp. My living room needs one.
    3. A comfortable chair. My living room needs one. And so does my not-yet-existent desk.
    4. One of those stinkin cute little chairs. Perfect for my almost one year old!

    Any one of those; take your pick. :)

  • Courtney said:

    oh my. Im smitten with those cake plates!!!

  • Teasa said:

    I love HomeGoods! And would love to win this!

  • Sally said:

    The bookends were great but so were the ribbon cake plates. And that quilt was bee-u-tea-ful.

  • Kris said:

    I would buy something for my bedroom. We’ve lived in this house for 8 years and the nail holes from the last owner are still adorning our walls. Sad, but very true!

  • Julia Hammond said:

    Wow… never been to HomeGoods…looks great.

    I’d love to go with a gift card :)

  • Julie said:

    Oh, the cake plate looks darling! I would love to buy that.

  • Paula @ JC's Loft said:

    Heather I can’t believe you had never been in a Home Goods before! Love that place! I would probably buy something from the Home Decor or purse section : )

    Paula

  • Niki said:

    I need so much stuff there’s no telling what I would wind up with!

  • Jessie Hughes said:

    I just found that there is a home goods store abut 45 minutes from my house. I am so wanting to check it out and the gift card would help tons!

  • april's craft nest said:

    i LOVE homegoods! one of my fave stores ever. since we moved we only have tjmaxx near us and it’s very sad, but i would be willing to make the trek if i won!!!

  • Elise said:

    Oh wow! I’m sure I’d go nuts with the xmas decor!! I can never get enough!! :D

  • Elise said:

    I also tweeted about this awesome giveaway!! :)

    http://twitter.com/elisekayem/status/9456626108989440

  • Stephanie said:

    Loving the cake plates with the ribbon, I literally felt my heart do an extra thump when I saw those!

  • Debbie said:

    I would buy something for my preschool classroom !

  • myclaybliss said:

    I just went to Home Goods today! Crossing my fingers on this one, I could use up the gift card so fast :).

  • Cassy said:

    I love Home Goods! They have the best toy section!

  • maggie sellars said:

    Pretty rug or artwork for my daughters new big girl room!

  • kendra said:

    Oh! I’ve seen those adorable ribbon-trimmed plates before and came thisclose to buying them!
    So, I’d get those for sure!
    ANDDDD….
    because a little goes a long way at HomeGoods, I’d also pick up those mini chair bookends. So classy and so cute!

  • Deidre Mooney said:

    I amon the lookout for a great ottoman..this would go a long way towards geting one!!

  • Gina Arkell said:

    I would probably use it toward a big wall mirror.

  • Marie Burnett said:

    It would be amazing to win but the are no Homegood stores in Louisiana, so good luck to the winner.

  • Christine said:

    I love Home Goods! It’s my favorite store for ANYTHING for the home!

  • Heather said:

    I would get a toy box for my daughter!

  • Tiffany said:

    i’m getting married soon, so I would use it to decorate our new home! :)

  • tracey said:

    i love homegoods!

    i’d get christmas decorations.

  • Mandie said:

    Great finds! What’s there not to love about a place like Homegoods?

  • Jenn said:

    Oh cute! I love those cake stands! So adorable!
    I always find the perfect something for my MIL at Homegoods, so pick me and I can buy her a present! :)

  • mab said:

    Fabulous finds! I got out my Christmas boxes today and realized that most of them are in storage! So, our house is sadly bare. Should I drive to my in-laws (5 hours) and get them out of storage? Or just buy new goodies? I think we’ll buy and have some fun making things to decorate the house this year.

    Thanks for the chance to enter!

  • Robin said:

    My daughter was married over the summer. Her theme was Vintage Garden. All of our decor came from Marshalls/Home Goods, $ store finds and the craft store. It was gorgeous. No one would believe it if I told them where we got everything! Love Home Goods!!!

    I would look for some new linens. There is nothing like new linens to lift your spirits on a dreary winter day…

  • Crystal said:

    Love the products! Hope I Win!

  • Crystal said:

    Tweeted the giveaway! http://twitter.com/CrystalWLee

  • Tabathia B said:

    I would get dinnerware (plates, bowls and cups)
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Tabathia B said:

    tweet
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/9504312900198400
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Amanda H said:

    My mom and I have been slowly decorating (at the speed of craigslist and waiting for “finds”) the spare bedroom in her house that was created when the last of her chicks finally left the nest this summer. Would love to spend this on new bedding (much like the quilt you have pictured, love it!) and surprise her with fresh bed linens in that room! Thanks for the post, will definitely be a Home Goods shopper!

  • Lora said:

    I love that store. I always find beautiful teacups there. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Rachel said:

    It’s not a question of what I would buy, it’s a question
    of what wouldn’t I buy!!! :)This store is THE best!!! If I had to narrow
    it down I would probably look for bedding for my master bed.

  • leslie sloan said:

    I love HomeGoods! I would totally spend that gift card in the bedding department! My master bedroom is in sorry shape and needs some attention!

  • Heather A said:

    That quilt is beautiful!

  • kaholly said:

    I would outfit my daughter’s kitchen. She needs everything new from tea towels to mixing bowls.

  • Courtney said:

    Home Goods is my mom’s favorite store! She just bought a set of new plates there, so I would use the gift card to buy her a matching piece – maybe a nice platter or tea pot or something! Awesome giveaway!

  • Lorri said:

    I totally love the musical symbol bell “wreaths!” I totally want to make one. Maybe if I win I won’t have to make it! :) Thanks! I think I drive by a Home Goods on the way home everyday, might have to make a stop!

  • linda said:

    i just got a house so i have been buying a lot there lately.

  • Kellie Pringle said:

    I would love to check out HomeGoods for the first time with this gift card! Thank you for your awesome blog!

  • Kellie Pringle said:

    Hi – I posted about this giveaway on my blog:

    http://thepringlefamilyrocks.blogspot.com/2010/11/homegoodsshameless-post.html

    Thank you!

  • Laura said:

    Love HomeGoods. The BEST place for Christmas shopping!!!

  • Lauren said:

    Well we are in he process of trying to buy a house. So hopefully everything works out and I could buy something for that!

  • lauren said:

    I need a lamp too for my room. I also would like some new sheets- I need cute ones.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Teresa Novak said:

    Oh, I need a new quilt for our guest room, and sheets to match.

  • Julie said:

    I LOVE HOMEGOODS! But I too, have 3 little ones that make it nearly impossible to shop there. However if I were to win, I think I’d have to get a babysitter so I could buy a large mirror for my entryway…or perhaps some new lamps for my master bedroom nightstands! I sure hope I win!!

  • Wanda said:

    I have never been in HomeGoods. Will definitely go this weekend. You showed us so many things. I will definitely be looking for something for my daughter’s apartment…Hoping I can score on a computer desk! Thank you for all the effort you put forth in your blog. It is appreciated.

  • Meghan said:

    I just LOVE homegoods! My mom has never been there, and it would be so nice to take her with a gift card in my hands! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Anne said:

    I love that Wedgwood ornament!

  • Kelli said:

    Those cake stands are adorable! I would probably get some kind of wall art for my bedroom…the walls are kind of boring and bare!

  • Tessa said:

    I think I would buy bath towels!

  • Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said:

    oh wow! I love home goods, I will need to check ans see if there is one near my home. If I had 50 dollars to Home Goods, i would buy those eyelet cake pedastals and maybe some new drinking glasses.

    What a fantastic giveaway. seriously. it’s unique and to a place I LOVE.

  • Stephanie said:

    This would be awesome to win! I soooo need some decor for my bare walls, and some throw pillows!

  • Sarah said:

    I love Homegoods–I never leave the store empty-handed!

  • Maria said:

    I would buy dishes and lots of them:)

  • Sara said:

    I LOVE Home Goods!!! I’d buy decorative accessories for my mantel or a really cool mirror.

  • Mr. Goodwill Hunting said:

    Sheets. Oh sheets

  • shannon said:

    I LOVE Homegoods! I would buy an outfit for my upcoming holiday party. Or maybe a new lamp. I’m always on he hunt for a new lamp :)

  • Mr Goodwill Hunting said:

    I love home goods! That lamp you purchased looks gorgeous!

  • rwvanvoorhis said:

    great giveaway! fingers crossed!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

  • Lauren nguyen said:

    I would buy one of those ribbon cake plates. I’ve been trying to find one at a decent price. I’d also like to find some accessories to put in my master bedroom.

  • jill said:

    mirrors. they have so many wonderful mirrors!

  • Joy said:

    I absolutely LOVE HomeGoods! My husband and I found a $400 leather chair for $160 because someone was careless with a box cutter. Needless to say, my husband got his leather chairs years before we thought we would be able to afford one! With a baby on the way, I know I can get lots of goodies for the nursery!

  • mila said:

    Christmas gifts — so will use it for christmas gifts! Mom, Aunts, Cousins — my list are endless

  • Andrea M said:

    Oh how I would love some Christmas spending money!!

  • Sherry Sykes said:

    I love HomeGoods, I would so love to win that gift card so I could pick another lamp or two!

  • Callie said:

    I love homegoods! And I would shop for my boss and officemates!

  • Yasi said:

    If i were to win i would buy a comforter for my bedroom or shelves for my dinning room.

  • Danielle said:

    I would love to buy any of the glass vases they carry. There are so many unique things- I might need more than $50! :) *crosses fingers*

  • Tricia Hicks said:

    I would love to shop at Homegoods! I don’t shop there very much though because, honestly, I find that they are a little pricey. In my town, they are in the same strip mall as Stein Mart and Ross. Several times I’ve found the exact same thing at all three with Ross always being the cheapest. More clutter, but cheaper. I’ll give em another try though with a gift card!

  • Ruthie Rosenstock said:

    I love those ribbon cake platters! They would make such great gifts.

  • Hilary said:

    Homegoods has some really good deals on really high quality pots and pans. Calphalon, KitchenAide, Cuisinart, The Palm. Tri-ply stainless steel – ooooo. I just spent $100 on pots for the local Fire Station at Home Goods (odd story) and was thinking I would like to have a new 1.5Qt and 3 Qt pot.

    Reality though is that if I had $100 gift card there I would look at electric blankets. Or I would take a look at the larger furniture they have and see if they have a wardrobe since this 1950′s house doesn’t have a lot of closet space.

  • Heather Weisenfels said:

    I would love the chance to win this!! I would get a tea pot, cups, and Christmas items. I am sure i would find more too. I have never been to home goods, (we dont have one in my small town. But I will be finding one and going this weekend.. Looks like i could have soooo much fun there.
    thank you for the chance to win,
    Heather

  • Jordan said:

    Hmmm, I’d buy a lamp … or a rug … or some Christmas decorations … or …

  • Jessie C. said:

    I’d like to get some tea cup sets for my sister.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • Lynda Del said:

    I’d use the Gift Card to get some new bedding for my guest room.

  • Angie said:

    I would love to update some of my decor: new pillows, lamps, and art pieces for my living room. Or new decor for my dining room. There is so much that I want to change!

  • Ashlei said:

    I would love to win this! I love Homegoods so much that the Hubby has banned me from going there! I need to win this!!!

  • Emily said:

    I am in desperate need of a lamp, and curtains! And I absolutely love home goods, but more so your blog! Cheers!

  • Elisha said:

    So sad, another giveaway for us residents only. I wonder who will win!

  • Lauri said:

    I can’t even begin to count how many cool things I’ve picked up at Home Goods. So glad there’s one close by! It would be awesome to shop on someone else’s dime. Thanks for the chance.

  • shelli said:

    we desperately need new lampshades!

    One word: Toddler. ;)

  • Karen C said:

    I would buy presents for everyone on my Christmas list! It would be so helpful since our Christmas budget this year is ZERO!

  • Kimberly said:

    I love Home Goods, have shopped there for several years. They always have great variety, and their lamp selection is always unique. I can always find something I “need!”

  • Corynne Escalante said:

    this was a fun post! i think i would definitely check out something in the home goods section if i one. there’s many a quilt or lamp i could use….

  • becky said:

    they have a little of everything! i usually buy cooking stuff there!
    boon1211 at gmail dot com

  • Morgan O. said:

    I would use the gift card to buy an Xmas gift for my uncle – maybe a cool art piece or some decor for his office. I’d maybe have to score one of those cake plates for myself too :)

  • Julia said:

    Since I’m just about done christmas shopping, I think I would get myself something le creuset. My location always has some in stock. Love it!

  • Morgan O. said:

    I blogged about it here!

  • Angelia said:

    Look at all those cute teapots! I would probably use the gift card to buy one for my best friend. She lives 500 miles from me, but we still have tea together over the phone or online!

  • Lauren Davison said:

    Lamps, cake stands, teapots! What WOULDN’T I buy!? :)

  • Angela Ryan said:

    I am so excited that they opened a Homegoods store on the other side of town from my house… I get to redo my holiday plating now :)

  • Karah said:

    I’ve been eying that cake stand with the ribbon for quite a while now. I was just in Home Goods yesterday and there are things around every turn that I want. Right now I’m mainly looking for little knick-knacks to decorate my new home :)

  • Deanna said:

    Its been ages since I’ve been to Homegoods. I forgot how much variety they have at such good prices. Thanks for the reminder. Would love to take a giftcard there to supplement a shopping spree!

  • Nicolette said:

    Ok…so I’m being sort of lazy by not looking through all 168 other comments to see if this answer has already been posted but….How does Home Good s compare to TJ Maxx and Marshalls? I believe they are owned by the same parent company, so are the priced the same?

    thank you!

  • Sarah H. said:

    I would take that gift card and buy some awesome accent pillows so that I could finally have a color palette to work with for my new freshly whitened living room!!!

  • GM said:

    Seeing as how money is tight this season I’d be spending mine on presents and maybe some sort of small christmas tree to decorate.

  • Christie said:

    I love those cake plates and tea pots! I know I should be thinking of others and say that I’d buy a gift for a relative or friend, but those cake plates seriously have me itching to run out and get one now. Maybe I’ll just share the cake I bake to put on my new cake plate. :)

  • Kawa said:

    Presents for family (especially my sister, who also has her birthday coming up on the 19th) and friends! I could also use a whistling kettle.

  • Barb said:

    I would probably get one of the cake plates AND a teapot. I LOVE tea and collect teapots; I even have a gorgeous red one from HomeGoods–a gift. Love, love, love the be-ribboned cake plates! I do a lot of baking, so it would be a much used, highly visible adornment for my cakes, cupcakes, cookies, etc., etc.!

  • Joy Miller said:

    This would be an AWESOME shopping experience. So much cool stuff. Keep spreading the holiday cheer! Thanks Dollar Store Crafts!!!

  • Jess Pat said:

    Love Homegoods

  • Emily said:

    I’ve been meaning to go check out Home Goods. This would give me even more reason to finally do it!

  • Hesper said:

    I MUST have one of those cake stands! Love it! I just emailed my husband and told him it is imperative that we get to HomeGoods this weekend! ha!

  • Betty said:

    I envy you your trip to HomeGoods as I’ve never been. Looks like they have great stylish items at great prices.

  • Stacia said:

    I have seen a cake stand similar to the second one you showed us, and was wondering where in the world I could get one for myself. Now I know, and I hope I win so I can go get it!

  • Jenni said:

    Oh man what a great giveaway. I love Homegoods!

  • Kara Thompson said:

    I would love to win this and get some new bedding….master bed room is next up for us to tackle :)

  • Cheri said:

    I love Homegoods!!

  • Susan said:

    I’d buy sheets! Boring, but I need ‘em. :)

  • susan said:

    I was just in Homegoods today and was in love with everything in that store. I love the cake stands, the candleabras with the added bling, and the beautiful holiday signs and pink ornaments. I plan on doing pink and silver or black ornaments on my tree this year & HG had plenty of ornaments to choose from. Sadly I walked out of there empty handed… those darn bills won’t pay themselves. lol

  • Beth Wennerstrom said:

    We just got a king size bed…it seems with each kid born, our bed needed to expand….but have no comforter on it. Right now we both use twin size comforters on our sides! Classy!!!! I would definitely get a new comforter. I LOVE HomeGoods…my absolute favorite place to shop!

  • erisgrrrl said:

    I adore cake stands but can never justify that type of purchase. So, if it was essentially “free” I’d go nuts with them! :D And that 2nd ribbon one is amazing! :D

  • Young Wife said:

    I love the cake stands! I’d also look into getting some more dishes.

  • Ginger said:

    Oh, LOVE Home Goods… I’d be tempted to stock up on all their kitchen stuff (my favorite), but I’m miles and miles from a Home Goods, so I think I’d have to pass it along as a New Year’s present to my little sister, in her first home as a married lady.

  • Sherry said:

    to Nicolette — We have a HomeGoods right next door to a TJ Maxx, and not far away another one in the same plaza as a Marshalls! I find the prices to be about the same on the same items in all three (and I mean EXACTLY the same items!) (Marshall’s seems a bit more expensive, sometimes.) Sometimes things go on clearance at one place or another earlier, though, so that’s something to check. TJ Maxx and Marshall’s feature clothing, though. Both have some of the home decor stuff, but that’s HomeGood’s main deal. (I don’t buy clothes at either place, so I can’t comment on price comparisons for that.)

  • Angela D said:

    I am in desperate need of serving plates. I only have 2. I set out my stuff in mismatched plastic bowls. I have been coveting some for so long, but I’m always too “frugal” to break down and buy some. Or dishes. Or a new quilt.

  • Stacey Ball said:

    I would love to buy cute toys for my son to play with, they have a great selection of wooden toys!

  • Megan said:

    First off, I ADORE Homegoods! I enjoy just even windowshopping on a boring evening.

    I would love to put the giftcard to an Entryway Table. I have a small front room and would love to spruce it up a little bit with a table with pictures and other decorative things!

  • Michelle @ Italian Mama Chef said:

    I love Homegoods!!! I would buy a piece of Italian pottery or some more glass storage jars for my kitchen. Thanks!

  • Cindy Evans said:

    I love quilts and I loved the colors in the one you showed. I could also use a new lanp in our bedroom.

  • Shari said:

    I would spend every penny turning my snorin’ boring living/dining room areas into something that would inspire awe and ::ahem:: envy in my friends ;)

  • Leslie said:

    I love Homegoods but I don’t have a lot of spare cash these days. I would loooove to win this!

  • Susan Smith said:

    I’d get a new lamp for my bedroom from HomeGoods

  • KAY FURCHES said:

    I would love to have the blue quilt that you wanted and I’m sure that if I won, I could find something wonderful to go with it.

  • Meredith said:

    I would buy one of those cute ribbon plates! I love giving them as wedding gifts with a set of Bic markers. I have one that I write seasonal messages or scripture verses on. I need to write PEACE or JOY or something on mine today to remind me of my goals for this busy season. ;)

  • Kristie McNealy said:

    I love the cake stands, but I’d probably look for bedding for my girls’ room!

  • shel said:

    A new comforter for my daughter’s room. I bought her last set at HomeGoods and she’s now outgrown the baby look…time for something more grown-up.

  • Dana said:

    i would get gifts for my friends who recently bought a house. I love getting nice dishes from Homegoods.

  • J. J. said:

    I would get some new towels, I know boring but functional.

  • Sue said:

    I would be shopping the glass and vase aisle and throw in some picture frames for good luck. I could spend hours in that store if I got a few hours to myself that is LOL

  • Jen said:

    I love homegoods deals on furniture. Good quality, fashionable stuff for a great price. I’ve been checking out some of their living room chairs and they have some that match my couch. Might use it towards that or one of the super cute children’s chairs that they have in their kids section.

  • Schmidty said:

    I would get a quilt, or maybe a cake stand. Thanks!

  • Jaclyn said:

    I love Homegoods! I’m not sure what I’d choose, but I’m sure
    I would be able to pick something!

  • RACHAEL L said:

    I would love a couple of the birdcages, they are one of my favorite types of decorations!

  • Renee said:

    I would buy some new towels since mine are pretty ragged. And for myself, one of those adorable cake plates!

  • Kathleen said:

    I love Home Goods–so many great things at great prices. I’m in such need of a nice duvet cover or comforter, and maybe some fancy sheets to go with it.

  • Kimberly N said:

    I love that place – I haven’t been there in forever! If I won the gift card I would buy some new mixing bowls or cake plates to help make and display all my holiday goodies.

  • Roberta said:

    I have never been to Homegoods, it looks a little like Ross maybe. Fun prize! Thanks for the contest. I love your Mrs. Potts teapot…and I like Earl Grey too. :) If I won I would probably look for a King size comforter or blanket.

  • Dorothea said:

    So many pretty things to choose from! I’m sure I wouldn’t have any problems finding something pretty for myself or, for a gift!

  • Joan Kruse said:

    I would probably look at the vases. They usually have some very unique vases. I’d like one that I can keep out with or without something in it.

  • Hollie said:

    One just opened near us and it is FANTASTIC! Would love to win this. Thanks for hosting!!

  • kathy w said:

    I would buy a lamp for my son’s bedroom.

  • Kristi S said:

    I have a home goods store about 25 minutes from my home and have NEVER been! I am not sure what I would buy…have always heard about the great lamps but the teapots looked interesting too!

  • Allison said:

    I would buy some cool artwork for my living room and kitchen. And a ton of kitchen gadgets, cake stands, and other things I can’t seem to pass up!

  • Johanna said:

    I LOVE this store!!! I would definitely find something glittery or shiny—they always have the best holiday decor like that!!!! (all holidays!)

  • Crina said:

    I’ve never been (not a one in town) but you can believe I’d find one if I won this giftcard! :) As to what I’d get…wall art and/or frames. I might get distracted by other things on the way though…lol Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Debra said:

    I would buy Christmas gifts. I love this store.

  • Amy in TX said:

    I would give the gift card to my daughter’s teacher, who is really going above and beyond to take care of my daughter’s needs. She was recently married and loves Home Goods (who doesn’t) so I’m sure she would find lots of good stuff.

  • Susan Spiers said:

    Gosh, so many pretty things! Something for XMAS of course & the rest on something for my walls?

  • Susan Spiers said:

    I left a Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter! http://twitter.com/rosemaryschild/status/11992823612047360

  • Kristy said:

    I love HomeGoods and would love it even more if I had a gift card! LOL ;)

  • Myrna said:

    Hi,
    I would like to buy one of the cute cake plates Or a fabulous bird cage!
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

  • Nicole said:

    I have been looking for those cake plates!!! I passed one by at Marshall’s and have been kicking myself ever since! It would be really cute with both of those stacked. And I LOVE the scallop tea pot. I wonder how soon I can make it to my store…

  • Ann said:

    What would I buy? That’s hard to answer, because I LOVE HomeGoods! I’d probably look for something like a small console table for our entry–I don’t suppose 50 would cover the entire price but it would help a lot!

  • Melanie M said:

    I would get something to make my walls less bare! =)

  • Gloria said:

    I want to get a new duvet cover, so if I won the giftcard, that’s what I’d be looking for!

  • Sheila Tatum said:

    How sweet it is to have a HomeGoods Gift Certificate. I would love that cake plate with the ribbon and anything that matches.

  • Milica said:

    I am attempting to actually decorate my house starting from the front hall and dining room and working my way through each room. I really need a cute table or bench to put in the front hall – or some great dishes or linens for the dining room!

  • Jackie said:

    I would get red glasses and a red cake stand for my Christmas table!

  • SheilaG said:

    I would probably end up buying bedding since that’s what I usually fall for at HomeGoods! :)

  • A Magical Childhood said:

    I’d buy the keep calm pillow and ceramic kitchen goodies. I love fancy butter dishes, tea pots and so on.

  • GinaE said:

    Thanks for the chance to win this great gift card. I have three lamps that need new shades or just a new lamp all together!

  • Kate said:

    I would use it on an ottoman for my living room. Selfish, I know.

  • Aissa said:

    Enjoyed your video. Too cute.
    Thanks for the chance

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  • nicole said:

    i love homegoods!

  • eliz said:

    i would buy a bedskirt! i am so tired of looking at my underbed storage.

  • Anne said:

    I’d definitely be hitting up the bedding section or maybe the kitchen or maybe the. . . . I’m just moving into my first apartment so I can see myself using up the gift card very, very quickly!

  • Lesli C said:

    Oh! I love homegoods!! They have the coolest stuff!

  • Dana said:

    Oooh! I think I just might get something from the Christmas section. This is our second year in this house and I now have a better idea of what I need!

  • Cheri said:

    I had never heard of HOME GOODS until recently when I began to read about it on various blogs. I would love to win a gift card and would probably use it for a cloche or apothecary jar(s) if HG has them. If not I would love some other new accessories for my home. I’ve got my fingers & toes crossed!

  • nan said:

    i am in need of toy storage or a nice rug for the living room
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

  • Emily E said:

    Homegoods would be a fantastic place for me to look for kitchen accessories and decorative pillows for the holidays.

  • Vicki said:

    I love HomeGoods – think I’d get kitchen organizers – my pantry could use some help!

  • Norma said:

    I’d buy my daughter something for the kitchen!

  • LAMusing said:

    Love Home Goods! I’d probably buy new bathroom rugs

  • martina fegan said:

    I would get bedroom decor items for our guest room.

  • Teresa J. said:

    Oh my! I would not know where to begin with a gift certificate! I think I would lean towards artwork…good pieces seem to really complete a space.

  • Michelle said:

    If I won I would get those ribbon cake plates, and the tea pot, they are super cute!

  • Crystal said:

    I would love to win the gift card to buy a new ledge/shelf for books beside my bed (no room on either side of the bed for a night stand). Those tea pots are really tempting too!

  • Mary W said:

    I am shopping for things to decorate the new baby’s room! I’m sure I would find something perfect at HomeGoods.

  • Yulia said:

    I love HomeGoods! It’s my favorite store!

  • heather (author) said:

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  • Lisa R. said:

    Oh how I love that cake stand!!!!

  • Lisa R. said:

    I love that cake stand!

  • Darlene said:

    I love Home Goods. I enjoyed looking at your photos. I would purchase the Bird Cage. But, if they had any bell jars in on the day that I visited, I would get a bell jar too. So many wonderful choices. Thanks for offering this contest.

  • Sissi said:

    I LOVE Homegoods! They always have something that I “need!”

  • becky said:

    Oh I would love to win a giftcard from Homegoods! I have never been to one and this would give me an opportunity……my daughter just bought a cute and charming house in a very cool part of town, she shopped Homegoods for everything in her new home!! I am proud and I love everything! We could go on a fun shopping trip!

  • Nikki Q said:

    I need bedding for my master bedroom desperately!

  • tammigirl said:

    I would love a new quilt! They also carry nice towels. One day I am going to replace ALL of my towels at once with really plush super towels.

  • Anna said:

    I would put it toward some more cookware. I know that’s what I’d gravitate toward. Maybe some more cake pans and skillets in a variety of sizes.

  • Marcie said:

    I need a new quilt for my bed but oh how cute that Tools Child Puzzle is! My son would absolutely go nuts over that! :)

  • Desi said:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. I would definitely use this gift for bedding. Thanks again!
    Desi

  • CHERYL said:

    I’m moving into a new house in 2 weeks and would love to get some new accent pieces.

  • CHERYL said:

    I also did option d and recorded my info!

  • Katherine said:

    What a fun store for purchasing gifts for others. I could also spend more than 2hrs in HomeGoods.

  • Lisa said:

    I’ve been avoiding the local Home Goods because my boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend works there, but a $50 gift card would make it worth the risk of running into her!

  • Lisa said:

    I’ve been wanting to get myself a teapot, but the fancy ones I’ve seen are so expensive. I could buy one of those $9.99 babies and decorate it myself!

  • Tania S. said:

    Since we are moving next month, I would want to use it for some new decor for our home.

  • Melinda said:

    Since we moved in with relatives 2 years ago, and all of our belongings are in storage (our home in another state still hasn’t sold!), I’d love to get some things to personalize our space and make things a little easier for us!

  • B Smith said:

    Oh, this is awful, but I’ve NEVER been to Home Goods! If I had this gift card…i would go straight there! I’ve been wanting to….

  • Nicole said:

    I would buy Christmas decorations!I love their stuff!!

  • April said:

    very hard to decide- so many cool goodies!! i’d probably end up buying Christmas ornaments, i have an addiction to them :)

  • Ann said:

    I love HomeGoods! I’d buy linens, or a small table for my entry.

  • Carissa said:

    So fun! If I won, I’d save it till after christmas to get some fun Spring time decor for my home. We’ve got lots for fall and winter… seriously lacking in the spring department.

    thanks for hosting a giveaway

  • Susan Spiers said:

    I LUV the XMAS trees, Teapots, Lamps, so many pretty things, it’s so hard to choose! LUV to win this!

  • Susan Spiers said:

    I left a Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter! http://twitter.com/rosemaryschild/status/14329135736291328

  • toni moya said:

    I love, love, love home goods! I would buy new linens for our king size bed! thanks for a chance to win ~ love your website!

  • Kristi said:

    I love this! My studio apartment is in desperate need of a re-do, so I would use this giftcare to buy some cute new pillows or artwork for the walls!

  • Brooke said:

    Homegoods, you make my home looks so good!

  • carrie said:

    I need new linens! Love homegoods!

  • michelle r said:

    Oooh ummmm well could I just have one of everything please??

  • margaret said:

    I would love to pick out a cute chair or a jazzy rug or… anything! I love HomeGoods!!!

  • Char said:

    I love it all! A change of decor would be nice.

  • Bev M said:

    My mother loves this store :) love that retro fridge… ooooooh price too steep though.

  • Vickie H. said:

    I can get LOST in that store….so much to love!
    Great GIVEAWAY!!!

  • Anna D. said:

    I’d probably buy kitchen items. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Lindsay said:

    I would love to redo my bathroom with some cute new accessories and towels.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Ruth Hill said:

    So much to choose from. I would get some more decor for our living room!

  • coneeb said:

    Oh I would love to win this. I’m on a tight budget and really need so many things. Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!

  • Lorna H. said:

    My favorite store to spend in. I got the cutest Christmas snowman banner there last weekend. It was one of a kind. When my best friend saw it she drooled. I would love to be able to get her one, maybe at another Home Goods store, with my winnings.

  • Carole R said:

    I would love to have any one of the cute teapots. I have been buying teas at Stash Teas (www.stashtea.com) and a new tea pot would be very nice.

  • Amber said:

    Those cake plates with the ribbons are to die for, and I collect teapots…Oh My!

  • Amanda in GA said:

    I would love to get a cute teapot :)

  • Jeanine said:

    I’d loooove to be able to buy these Moroccan candle lamps I just saw at HomeGoods but couldn’t afford to buy!!! I love this store, great place to help me withy Moroccan styled condo. Hope I win :0)

  • Marilyn S said:

    Really feeling the New Year’s urge to refresh my home dec! I have to travel an hour to get to Home Goods but it’s worth it!

  • Jo Anne Yada said:

    One of those birdcages would be rad in my room!

  • barbara hopkins said:

    i would love to win. what i would buy is goods to redo my grandson’s room….my dgtr. and son-in-law live with me,to help me due to being disabled… we added on a small room for him,but haven’t had time or the money to decorate..he’s a VERY BIG SPONGEBOB FAN,i guess at 2yrs. old who wouldn’t be…
    thanks for the chance to win..
    barbara

  • Sharon said:

    I had never heard of HomeGoods before reading this, and now intensely want to find one to browse in! My taste, my prices and looks like so much fun to shop in! There’s a hook in my living room ceiling ust hankerin’ for one of those birdcages!

  • Mandi said:

    My mom loves HomeGoods! I’d love to win this and give it to her. :)

  • Brandy said:

    My girlfriend introduced me to HomeGoods last year. I am a believer!

  • Sarah L said:

    You got some great stuff with your $50. I hope I can get some with mine. Thanks for the contest.

  • DeeDee said:

    Wow, with so many great things at Home Goods it would be tough to decide! Maybe some new bedding for the new year to give my bedroom a fresh look. Throw in some pillows too! Thanks!

  • VIE said:

    I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND ANYTHING ON HOME GOODS STORE?? I found one site and it woudl not let me in unless I put in my cell phone number, I do not use a cell phone. So I went looking for Home Good store in Texas and could not find anything. So If I won the give a way I would go in search of the mystery store.

  • Cris G said:

    I bought the quilt in yellow! and the pillow shams. Love it, love it, love it!

  • gvwys said:

    I would love to buy some decor for my home

  • Heather H. said:

    I would purchase some mats for my kitchen and some outdoor mats for my house!
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  • Heather H. said:

    tweeted
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  • Sheila Hickmon said:

    I would get my mom some photo albums!