Blogging your way + giveaway

by Tina on March 21, 2014

in DIY, photography


I am so excited to finally be able to share a bit of a secret project  I have been working on the last few weeks.  I have teamed up with Holly Becker, of Decor8,  to co-teach the upcoming Blogging Your Way e-course.  I was thrilled when Holly wrote and asked me to bring several lessons on a few subjects, including how to write a DIY post, fashion blogging, travel blogging and more.  I even get to present a fun little video tour of my studio with tips and tricks to creating beautiful DIY’s.  For the complete curriculum, click here


To spread a little bit of the excitement, I am hosting a giveaway.  I have two spots in the class to give to two lucky winners.


To enter, all you need to do is tweet this post and say,

“I’ve entered to win a FREE seat in the Blogging Your Way e-course for Spring! You can too! #bywstudents @decor8

If you don’t have a twitter account, this is a good chance to create one for free – twitter is such a terrific tool for bloggers to stay in touch. After you’ve tweeted, comment below to let me know that you’ve tweeted and also leave your twitter handle and mention why you want a seat. I will giveaway 3 FREE SPOTS ($149 value each) to the upcoming class (outlined here). These are not transferrable or redeemable for cash. If you’ve already registered and paid for this class, and you win, you will receive a full refund.

Good luck, everyone, and a very happy weekend, too!

** This Giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to Sharon and Ivana, our lucky winners!

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria March 21, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Dear Tina, this is such a wonderful givaway from you – thank you. I live in Copenhagen as an expat with my husband and two kids, and would love to make an online space in order to preserve happy moments. We are real nomads, traveling a lot and it is high time to make a beautiful, creative corner which will be a memory book for us. The trigger is – how to start. I’ve just tweeted and my tw handle is @MasaMaravic. Thanks once again.


The slow pace March 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Done! I hope I get lucky!!!!


Belle March 21, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Congratulations on your new collaboration with Holly! And thanks to you both for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve been want to take this class for a while and since baby #3 is due right around the start of the class, maybe becoming a better blogger is just the way to spend those long hours with a (hopefully) sleeping newborn!


Mallory | R.Simple Life March 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm

I entered! @r_simplelife Would love to win this to make my blog more beautiful as we’re making a move to Germany this summer and I’d love to make my little corner of the internet beautiful for all our friends around the world keeping up with us!


Darleen March 21, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Hello Tina,

I just ran across your blog through an old school friend of mine. I created a blog a few years ago, but I can’t seem to find my niche as I currently do not travel much, but rather spend my time working, going to school and raising my two very independent teenage daughters.

I would love to win an opportunity to take the class to help re-energize me and get my blog going again. I’ve tweeted about the page and contest. My Twitter handle is Darleencope and you can find me here: I hope I am one of the lu


Ivana March 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Hello and thank you for this wonderful giveaway! I’d like to learn from the best! I tweeted at

Best regards,


Katie March 21, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Hi Tina, congrats on the course and thanks for the chance at a free seat! You have a beautiful blog and I’ve loved reading for a long while now. I’m in Sweden and enjoying blogging about our expat adventures, but would love to expand my writing further. I’ve tweeted under @khaverluk22 :)


Kaley March 21, 2014 at 5:04 pm

That class looks amazing – I would love to learn from you!
I tweeted @_kaleyann_


Jo Balston March 21, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Hi, great giveaway! I’ve had a blog for a little while now but would love to learn more and feel inspired again.
Tweeted from @JoBalston


Aiza March 21, 2014 at 5:58 pm

I’ve just tweeted (@madebyaiza)! What a great giveaway, I’ve been wanting to start a blog for a while now, but always overwhelmed with the process and especially how to start one! I hope I win *fingers crossed*


Bee March 21, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Hi Tina! Just had to click on over from Holly’s blog as soon as I read that you write about traveling. I’m loving your travel posts because I’m interested in travel writing but I’m also finding myself get glued to your DIY and party posts as well. So fun! I just tweet the for the contest via @cameraintow. Not sure I can be entered twice though since I left a comment on Holly’s post also. Hoping I’ll get to learn from you!


Jennifer @ Celebrating Everyday Life March 21, 2014 at 10:30 pm

I’d love to win! I actually signed up for the last class but unfortunately missed it – life got crazy…. so I’d love to catch up with this one! I’ve tweeted about the giveaway here: The class looks amazing and I know you will have amazing things to teach us!!!


Karen March 22, 2014 at 12:32 am

How great! I am new to your blog and THRILLED you will be co-teaching BYW.
– I have tweeted for the giveaway:
– I would like a seat because I feel that I am in the middle of reinventing my blog after leaving Europe and returning to Canada. I could use the valuable information you, Holly and Thorsten will be sharing.

Thank you! Karen


Andreia March 22, 2014 at 1:35 am

Done! @tricotaria

This would be great!



Zoe D March 22, 2014 at 3:31 am

I tweeted, my handle is @turquoiseboho. I really admire your blogs and I would love to learn from you and Holly. I would love to make my blog a beautiful creative space for all. It would be a real privilege to take this course.


Karla March 22, 2014 at 4:34 am

Hello Tina,

Oh what a fun invitation to get from Holly of Decor8 as it must of felt exciting to get such a request.

I’d love to be a part of this class because I feel I need a bit of help pressing publish as a result of the shy side of me but I know once I have the steps in place, I will be on the right track learning from such a wonderful group of blogging friends as you all.

My Twitter Handle: Karla Laura Smith ?@ArtWhisperLife

Thanks much for this chance!
Warm regards,


Zoe Willis (@TWIHMblogspot) March 22, 2014 at 10:30 am

What a marvellous competition. I have thrown my hat into the ring. All and any guidance on how best to improve written content and create whizzy photographs is gratefully received. I have much to learn and look forward to learning it.
I do hope you enjoy teaching it too. It looks like a fun curriculum.


Holly {Avenue Lifestyle} March 22, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Hi Tina, I can’t think of a better suited blogger to lead a series of classes, and just know you’re going to kick ass! I have taken the course before and really enjoyed connecting with bloggers but also it’s a great way to find your groove back if you’re in a bit of a blog rut. I have seen you live in action twice now, so can only imagine what you have prepared for this class is nothing short of inspirational. My tweet’s gone live! Holly @avenueblog


Amanda @ marocmam March 22, 2014 at 11:27 pm

I’ve been looking at this course for sometime now. There’s always something more to learn right? Can’t think of anyone better to get some pointers from! (Tweeted @marocmama)


Jenni (Museum Diary) March 23, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Congrats on the course, Tina! I’ve just tweeted, my Twitter handle is @jennifuchs. I would love to do the course to re-focus my blogging energy. Thanks, Jenni x


my scandinavian home March 24, 2014 at 9:03 am

The course looks great, how exciting! So lovely to meet you on Friday /Niki


Pauline M March 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm

I tweeted!!! only my 4th tweet ever :-) I would love to win, thanks for the giveaway!
Twitter name is @pog_morrow


Louise @ Buttercup Days blog March 27, 2014 at 11:17 am

Just tweeted to enter :)

Hello, I am Louise from Buttercup Days. Buttercup Days is a food & lifestyle blog that reflects my love for nostalgia, occasion, beautiful things and more. I love nothing more than to cook and feed people (including myself). If I had to label Buttercup Days, I would call it a food blog – it features far too much cake to suggest otherwise. It is, however, so much more than recipes; it’s also a personal collection of thoughts, a chronicle of family life and occasions, in which food, so often, just happens to be part of it.

I started the blog in early 2011, when I was at home with my youngest child. It was just a creative hobby that I started on a whim with no experience at all. Now my blog means so much to me. That youngest child is now in his first year at school and I am more than ready to take Buttercup Days to the next level and beyond, but to be honest I need help as I’m pretty clueless to how to go about it.

This course could be the launch pad I need and the prefect time. My fingers are crossed. Good luck to everyone who has entered this fantastic competition. X


Severina March 27, 2014 at 11:45 am

Just tweeted @meomiamagazine. It would be great to win a seat and learn from Holly and you – I love her bolg, topics and pictures and I just discovered yours – I would love to create a blog as you have one! Great work!

Thank you for the chance!


Sharon March 27, 2014 at 9:53 pm

I have tweeted about the contest!! My twitter handle is @NaturallyChic.

I would love to win a seat in this course because the course content is exactly everything I am hoping to learn so I can elevate my blogging skills. I love your photography style and your styling! I am most excited to hear your tips for photography and styling. I would also LOVE to do a DIY post (something that I have been wanting to do but lacking the confidence to do it!). I really want to improve my skills and be a better overall blogger!


Melissa March 29, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Tweeted! @ohhellorabbit

I’d LOVE a spot in this course!! I have had a sad little blog for the last few years and haven’t quite been able to fine tune my style as well as figure out a rhythm for writing and posting. And my pictures/photography kinda suck :( Basically, I just seem to be stuck. This course sounds amazing and think it would really kick my butt and help me move forward with a blog I’m proud of.


Karla April 2, 2014 at 6:48 am

And the Winners Are? Can you direct me so I can see if I won a seat?

Thanks much,


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