...because home doesn't happen overnight.

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.*

Over at the Underdog we’re trying to get it livable so we can move in. But one of my favorite parts of home decor is adding personal touches. Monograms, photographs and and custom artwork can all work together to make a house feel more like a home. And that’s what this giveaway is all about!

Amanda over at Our Humble A{Bowed}D started off making art prints for her own house…a 1960’s rancher that she and her handyman of a hubby have slowly tweaked into a bona fide home with the help of their two lil’ boys. {Sound familiar?} She now offers several original prints in her Etsy shop.

All pieces are customizable so photos, initials, names and colors can be personalized to match your household and decor.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Hint: Valentine’s Day gift.

Wanna know how you can get your mitts on some personalized artwork? Great! Here are all the details:

  • PRIZE:  $50 credit to Our Humble A{Bowe}D Etsy shop
  • RULES:  You must be at least 18 years old and have a U.S. or Canadian shipping address {no P.O. boxes please} to enter. One entry per email address.
  • HOW TO ENTER:  Leave a comment on this post proclaiming “LET’S GET PERSONAL!”
  • DEADLINE:  Enter before Thursday, February 2nd at 9:00 p.m. EST. One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced on Friday, February 3rd.
  • WHILE YOU’RE AT IT:  Tell me something personal that makes you, well, YOU! Do you have a rare talent? Do you have a unique physical characteristic? Any irrational phobias? I’ll go first. 1 – As a toddler, I walked with my feet turned outward – almost backward – and had to wear a cast on each of my legs down to my toes to correct the problem. The treatment didn’t fully cure me but it came to my advantage later during ten years of ballet training…my feet still turned out more than normal and I had learned to walk on my toes very well because of the casts. 2 – I have a random patch of freckles on the left side of my chin just below my lower lip. Growing up, my grandma always mistook the patch for dirt and would try to scrub it off to no avail. 3 – I’m afraid of birds. The smaller they are the more scared I am. It’s totally the beak that freaks me out.

Check out Amanda’s lovely home over on her blog and “Like” her on Facebook!

images: Amanda at Our Humble A{Bowe}D

268 Comments

29.January.2012

LET’S GET PERSONAL! I cannot go to bed without cleaning the kitchen first and I absolutely cannot go without nail polish on my toes!

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29.January.2012

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29.January.2012

LET’S GET PERSONAL!

I’m obsessed with Batman. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t obsessed with The Dark Knight. I have a scar on my leg from creeking in high school and getting my shoe caught on a barbed wire fence, causing the wire to slice open my calf. I once grabbed Gavin Rossdale’s ass at a concert. I have forced my husband to check under our bed for rogue killer clowns.

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29.January.2012

Let’s get personal! I have a rare blood type and my husband is actually the same blood type as me. Which proves we are perfect for each other. Oh and I have a boy middle name (Michael) and he has a girl middle name (Lindsay). :)

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29.January.2012

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My eyebrows are different shapes. One is higher and more arched while the other is flat. The difference is magnified when I smile, so in photos I look more than a little unbalanced. People rarely seem to notice it, though, so I guess I’m the only one paying that much attention!

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29.January.2012

Let’s Get Personal!

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29.January.2012

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I’m a quintessential redhead. Fiery personality and all other stereotypes apply!! lol

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29.January.2012

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I’m pretty average, but I do have a tail-less cat. Does that count?

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29.January.2012

Let’s get personal! I’ll say my freckles are my unique physical characteristic.

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29.January.2012

LET’S GET PERSONAL!

I am OCD about organization, which drives my husband crazy, but means I have a very clean house!

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29.January.2012

Let’s get Personal!
I can crinckle my tounge into a 4 leaf clover

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29.January.2012

LET’S GET PERSONAL!
I have a pretty good ability to bake anything from scratch. And I have a way with animals. My Mom’s a dog trainer and wildlife rehabilitator so I guess it’s in my blood.

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29.January.2012

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I have a phobia of oddly shaped or malformed produce. A bell pepper with little peppers growing on the inside totally freaks me out. I’m totally nervous every time I cut into one.

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29.January.2012

Let’s get personal!
So weird because I’m afraid of birds too! On our honeymoon, we had a bird get trapped in the roofing of our room… it was crazy and I was terrified! But made for a funny honeymoon memory!

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29.January.2012

Let’s get personal!

Little kids love me – dogs don’t. The feeling is pretty much mutual.

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29.January.2012

Let’s get personal! I have a birthmark on my arm that my mom used to wash off too. My hair sticks straight up when I wake up in the morning & I have an irrational affinity for the smell dryer sheets.

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29.January.2012

“LET’S GET PERSONAL!”

I’m a heat hoarder. If there is an accessible heat vent in my home you can count on finding me directly in front of it or on top of it. As a kid I used to pull a blanket over the top of the side table and sit directly on the vent in my own “sauna tent”.

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29.January.2012

Let’s get personal! I’m short, a redhead and I have an unusual last name. When you grow up like that, it definitely adds character!

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29.January.2012

LET’S GET PERSONAL My daughter’s middle name was the first name of a best friend in childhood that I lost touch with. Years later we reconnected, and it turned out her daughter’s middle name is my first name. Random!

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29.January.2012

“let’s get personal”
My biggest fear is being trapped in my car in the water, my dad used to think it was funny to act like he was going to drive into water. I’ve been terrified of it since!

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29.January.2012

“LET’S GET PERSONAL”
Well I am 33 years old and have 3 girls and am petrified of the dark. If my husband(who I have been with since I was 15) has to leave for the night I go to my parents and sleep there because there is no way I am staying home alone.

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29.January.2012

Let’s Get Personal — I’m able to learn things pretty quickly just by watching someone else do whatever it is. I’m a visual learner, basically. :)

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29.January.2012

Let’s get personal! I have an irrational fear of mousetraps. I panic if I have to hold one, especially one that is set. I once had to do a physics project in HS involving one and I almost chose flunking the class over doing the project. (Which is funny because I later went on to major in physics. Ha)

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29.January.2012

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1.) In high school before every basketball game, I HAD to wash my feet and brush my teeth in the locker room while getting ready. I’m not sure why it became a tradition or how it started, but I did it all 4 years! 2.) I’m TERRIFIED of frogs :( I don’t know why. I’d rather see a snake anyday over those ugly green hoppers.

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29.January.2012

Let’s get personal! I am deathly afraid of all animals. For example, if I see a dog in my neighborhood, I will go out of my way to avoid him. I really need to snap out of this.

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29.January.2012

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I hate making sandwiches for people. I won’t even make my husband a sandwich…something about it just bothers me! And I used to work at a deli! Imagine that!

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I’m 27 and I’ve never been stung by a bee. Which makes me a little irrationally afraid of them. My husband says I need to force myself to get stung so I can know if I’m allergic or not – but there’s no way that’s happening!

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29.January.2012

Let’s get personal! I prefer to brush my teeth in the shower. Since I brush more often than I shower that means I always have at least a couple of toothbrushes in rotation… (wow. that is a lame thing to share.. but it’s all I can think of!)

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29.January.2012

Let’s get personal! I am pretty average about most things but I think i have a nose (smell) fetish. I really like the smell of freshly cut wood, grass, gasoline and I love the smell of crayons.

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29.January.2012

LET’S GET PERSONAL! I have to have my house picked up before I will go to bed. All toys put away etc. I hate waking up to ANY type of mess. Probably a little OCD!

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29.January.2012

LET’S GET PERSONAL! I’ve never been able to whistle. Not even a little!

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29.January.2012

Let’s get personal! My sister and I married brothers. I know. It sounds weird, but it they’ve been married since 1969 and we’ve been married since 1974. It’s great for holidays because we always have a sibling around, no matter which family we’re with! We have lots of fun together.

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29.January.2012

LET’S GET PERSONAL! I have an irrational fear of car washes…they really freak me out, I hyperventilate and i refuse to go through one!

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30.January.2012

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In kindergarten I had a a toothpick go through my toe…it’s probably my biggest medical emergency to date.

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30.January.2012

let’s get personal

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30.January.2012

LETS GET PERSONAL!!

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30.January.2012

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I have a weird thing lucky pennies, I literally will not touch a penny if it is heads down- freaks me out…

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30.January.2012

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I have an accent that has either traveled with me from another life or that just be uniquely mine. The word, spoon, most definitely amplifies it.

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30.January.2012

Let’s get personal!!

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30.January.2012

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I have a stork bite on my heel that’s been there since birth. Also weird mark on same foot — indentation. Those make me uniquely me. Lol

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30.January.2012

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I’m a tea lover! I drink it all day long. Most people know this about me, but few realize that I only like certain kinds of tea. My least favorites are anything with ginger or orange.

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30.January.2012

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I hate scrubbing the shower. I am fine with all other cleaning but the shower grosses me out.

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30.January.2012

LET’S get personal! lol
Ah I have freckles almost all over but as a teen.. I always got accuse of having a hicky on my neck.. cause I had a patched on my neck that would be in the area that you’d have a hicky LOL ;) . My other wierd thing is I hate touching raw meat! But I work in healthcare and blood and fluids of that nature don’t bother me…LOL ..I am also known to burn foods I even burn mac n cheese LOL

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30.January.2012

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I fear dogs, got chased by one as a little girl and have yet to shake off the fear.I also hated my first name as a toddler so when i started first grade, i gave my teacher a name i liked and for some reason she never verified it.So for a good 6 years i went by my chosen name!

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30.January.2012

Let’s get personal! I don’t know my left from my right, I change my mind more often than should be revealed and I currently have a fetish for anything peacock related (although I have no interest in the real bird).

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30.January.2012

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I hate being the last one to go to bed – something about being up in a dark house at night while everyone is safely tucked into bed…I generally need to be in bed either before my husband or at the same time!

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30.January.2012

LET’S GET PERSONAL! I love the smell of skunks. I grew up on a farm in the country, so while I lived in Chicago for 7 years, the occasional smell of skunk reminded me so much of home!

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30.January.2012

Let’s get personal!
I love children, but I’m pretrified of being pregnant….so we adopted a baby.

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30.January.2012

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I am convinced that no matter how tight our house is locked up, someone will break in. Which results in me walking around and rechecking all the doors in our house probably 5 times before I go to bed each night!

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30.January.2012

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Yes I’m 27, yes I have an 15 month old precious baby boy & yet I still LOVE to crawl in the bed with my mom while having over night visits. No matter my age, I pledge to be a kid at heart! & I will always be my mother’s baby :)

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