I can’t believe it, but it’s been 5 years since I created redheadcandecorate.com. Those 5 years have been the fastest (and most exciting) years of my life. Running a blog which is a small business takes an enormous amount of time & dedication. Every single second has been worth it, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Many thanks to my family, friends, and followers who have stood by me and watched me succeed, and sometimes fail.
What’s been most important to me, is that I inspire people to take risks in their home and find the courage to decorate their home the way that they desire without feeling pressured to follow what everyone else is doing. I know for sure that I have accomplished that. The other very important message I feel is important in my journey as a publisher, is to inspire my children to follow their passion(s). I know for sure that I have done that as well, so if I stopped blogging tomorrow, I feel it has been a great success.
Stay tuned to the next 5 years full of many adventures including selling our home, and building/designing a new one.
So, let’s celebrate! I’m giving away $100.00 cash to 1 US resident 18 years of age or older. To enter, you must do these 3 things:
- Subscribe to Redhead Can Decorate by clicking HERE (it is free).
- Leave 1 comment below telling me your favorite project or recipe from redheadcandecorate.com
- Share this Giveaway with a friend by e-mail, word of mouth, or however it is easiest for you (I trust you on this one!)
Winner will be notified on March 24th by me.
(Update: Winner has been notified!)
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Congratulations Julie on your five year anniversary! You’ve certainly had many projects and recipes that are “favorites” of mine. I would say your coffe bar/room makeover is on the top of my list, along with the curtains you added to the living room entrance! As for a recipe, well the stuffed cabbage for certain! Thank you for 5 years of sharing and inspiring!
I love all your posts. Can’t pick a favorite !
Congrats on your Anniversary! I love your DIY posts. My favorite is your entryway ideas. I also have gotten many ideas for decorating my dining room that I would have never thought of. Keep them coming.
it would be impossible to pick a favorite…there are so many..but if i must, i think it’s your new runner on the stairs and your sofa and rug in the living room…oh, also there’s that fabulous kitchen, and putting your dining table in front of that great view of the water and your beautiful yard! ok…here is my absolute fav…it’s your office!!!!! i am already a subscriber and i will tell everyone i know about your site and your style..i have already bragged to my daughter about you and your fabulous home!!!
Julie, I just want to say congratulations on your 5th wonderful year of blogging. Thanks for all of the inspiration!
Wow, that’s so wonderful for all of us readers. You’ve shared so many incredible projects that help us get new ideas to try if we have a mind to.
Congratulations on 5 yrs. to one heck of a hard worker. Can only imagine how much time it takes to keep up a successful blog. Sure sounds like business to me.
My favorite was the fancy chair in pink and black.
Will be telling several people about your blog, by mouth or online. Have already mentioned it to some people. Some of my friends don’t do computers. I have been so inspired since I found blogs- have tried projects most likely might not have but for blogs. Keeps me busy.
Love your “style”, have gotten several ideas have used.
Keep up the good work. Have great weekend
Congrats on your five year anniversary. I love many of your projects, but my fav is your bedroom. I am already an email subscriber of yours. Looking forward to many more of your creative ideas.
Congrats Julie! I am such a fan and I enjoy much of your work and recipes! I love so many of your projects it’s hard to pick just one. I’m going to go with your memory bench. I’m such a sucker for all those personal creations. Already a proud subscriber and passed along to all those I know will love your work as much as I do. ❤️
I love so many of your projects but and I’m not sure if this really counts as a project but I’m loving what you have done with your new blue couch!!
Congrats to 5 wonderful years!!!!! I already subscribe to you. I just loved the faux wood burning fireplace. I pinned it and it is just so perfect for anywhere–even the camper! http://redheadcandecorate.com/2015/11/faux-wood-burning-fire-place/
I shared the giveaway on my FB wall.
Congrats again and thank you for the opportunity to celebrate with you! 🙂
Love your kitchen make over; love the black! And the brick back splash where you cook your fabulous apple pie. Congrats on you 5th anniversary of lovin what you do!!!
Congratulation on your anniversary. Love your style and the coffee-kitchen lounge.
love the Shrimp Scampi……
Happy 5 year Blogiversary and to many more to come 😉 !!
I love your Banana Bread & Cranberry Pecan Pie recipes!!
Wow! Congratulations! I love the Easter Egg Boxwood Topiary – I would love to do this for our Easter table. Thanks for the chance!
Congratulations on your five year anniversary! I absolutely love your house and all of your projects! My favorite room makeover is definitely your kitchen, it’s stunning! My all time favorite project is your black stereo console makeover! I am hoping to find a similar piece for my house. Thank you for sharing your creativity on your blog and inspiring all of us!
Congrats on five years. I can’t decide what I like best about your decorating ideas. One of the recipes I enjoyed was for stuffed cabbage. Keep up the good work.
Congrats! One of my favorite posts is your fried bologna
sandwich posts. I grew up eating fried bologna (great for
hang overs, just saying)…but never added saute onions,
wow………game changer! All the best, C
Congratulations on your anniversary. I love everything you have posted but especially love your kitchen. I really love the brick backsplash
I’ve enjoyed a lot of your projects but the thrift store ideas are my favorite! Congrats on a successful 5 years!
I LOVE your kitchen/stove area. I am redoing my kitchen and you have some inspiring ideas! If I had your kitchen I actually might want to cook/bake! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Cherry Maple Syrup Pancakes is my favorite recipe…..Congrats!!
Congrats! I’ve really enjoyed watching your room tranformations, the before and after shots are great! Your custom memory bench used at your dining table is a favorite! Keep up the great work!
Always loved your various wreaths but love your Easter egg topiary best now.
I love so many of your ideas! However the one post that made me get up and copy immediately was the curtains to living room entrance. Love it! Congratulations!
5 years is an awesome accomplishment – congratulations! I love your kitchen redo! It’s gorgeous!
I started following you because of your table scape Christmas 2016. Ornament tree. Love it. More recently your office makeover.
Happy Anniversary. Thank you for the creative ideas.
I like your pierogi soup recipe. Congrats on 5 years!
Congratulations! I can’t say I can choose one favorite idea because what I see that I love is your lack of fear with using black (or dark brown but looks black, as you say.) I am a big believer in the power of dark and light neutrals as you show in your lovely kitchen and master bath. Well done, you!
The 3 things that stand out as my favorites are your bathroom (love the wall), your cozy seating area outside of your kitchen and your gallery wall going up your stairs.
Congratulations on 5 years!
Congratulations on five years!! Love all your ideas and recipes!!!
Woohoo, 5 YEARS! You go girl! Although i have many favorites from the blogs you post…..my #1 is definitely your kitchen with the awesome brick behind your cooktop! Fabulous!
Im with your other admirers…You have had alot of great posts! I think the one I like most is the lovely blue waterfall ( that is what I call it) rug going up your stairs with your lovely arrangement at the middle of stairs.Remember I called it a Kickass arrangement which means you SCORED BIG TIME !!!!
Wow! selling your beautiful house…big plans are in the works!
I love your kitchen. I have serious kitchen envy. lol Happy Anniversary!
Congrats on your 5 years. My favorite post was your stair well do over. I also love the pink fabric flower chairs.
Have been following you for about a year. Enjoy your blog. Congratulations!
Congratulations! I am knew to your blog but love the Easter egg boxwood topiary. And looking around saw the Thrifty heart box and I had two! Thanks for the giveaway.
Congratulations on 5 years! I love your ideas. I have made the basil in olive oil. Love it! I love your blue sofa. It seems so comfortable.
I am already subscribed. I tried the Low Carb Strawberry Cheese cake recipe and it’s delicious! Very surprised. I’ll have to make some again soon.
Love your planked wood wall bathroom makeover. I’m still wanting to do something similar, love the warmth it adds.
Five years! Wow. I love the way you decorate, so thats why I’m on this blog!! My favorite project is repurposing old furniture. Love love love to change it completely! Every time I finish a piece, I’m looking for another one to do!! Congratulations on five years Red!
Congrats on 5 years! I am a follower and my favorite project is your DIY kitchen makeover. Shared on twitter!
I love the fact of you mentioned
how you are in Michigan!!
So am I! 🙂
Happy Anniversary! I cannot pick one but I am drawn to your kitchen posts.
I love your blog. Congratulations on the anniversary! I love your “Home for Christmas” Tour. Our family loves to decorate for Christmas and it was such an inspiration. I see many projects in the future.
Congratulations on five years! I always can’t wait to open your email and see what your next decorating post will be. Unfortunately, I can never open it at work, as our filter is tight, I’m a teacher.
It’s so hard to pick just one post, but what I admire the most in them all, is you are never afraid to take a risk with color, design or architecture. You have passed that on to me, as I was always a fan that everything had to match color and texture was. I love just going out of the box. Thanks for all the lessons. I share almost every one of your posts with my friend.
One of my favorites is your dining room / family room swap. So many good ideas and better use of space/rooms. Like everything you do!
Congratulations on 5 wonderful years of hard work and dedication to an awesome site and thank you for sharing so many wonderful things!! I enjoy your site so very much as you have some of the best ideas, whether to revamp an old chair or an entire room… I love them all! My favorite recipe would be the cabbage rolls and I will share this on facebook for you even though I am always talking about the “redhead”that”candecorate!!”
Congratulations on 5 big years Julie! That is such an awesome milestone! I am looking forward to many, many more! I would have to say my favorite recipe of yours that I make very often is definitely the pecan pie bars. They are a huge hit in my home and at my work! 😉
Congrats on your anniversary!!! I love all your ideas so it’s difficult to pick just one. I will say your bedroom is lovely and one of my favs!! Thank you!
My favorite recipe here is your Lasagne recipe located here: http://redheadcandecorate.com/2016/10/lasagne/
I shared on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/amyorvin/posts/1533488673337592?pnref=story
I love your fearless approach to design!
I love the cheesy skillet meatballs recipe; I tried it out and it was delicious!
CONGRATS on five years !!
My FAV is your new OFFICE space… very n.i.c.e. !! Classic AND
beautiful. Thank You for sharing your home with us !!
☘️Linda of No.Cal.
p.s. I shared your blog…
Congratulations! I’m in love with you master bedroom and bathroom!
Good morning and congratulations for your five years of hard blogging so we could benefit. I love to have my coffee while looking at The Red Head. So my favorite,love the bedroon ceiling, LOVE sign. Could sleep there, but love the blue couch and your kitchen is fab. Thanks for wonderful site.??
Congrats……5 years accomplished. The Pecan Pie Bars are my favorite recipe & I will e-mail this to a friend.
I already subscribe to your blog and have shared this giveaway with one of my daughters. As for favorite recipe…. I’ve saved so many from your page, it’s impossible to pick a top favorite. One of my favorites, though, is the Honey Balsamic Chicken recipe you shared. My husband is very picky about what he eats, but he actually loves that one.
I absolutely love all your posts!
You are the best blogger,and I look at many.Love all your ideas but I think the one that I really liked was the bathroom with the wood wall,so unique. Love it all and have a wonderful new experience with the up coming transitions and ideas.Thank you for shareing.
My favorite project was your kitchen cabinets and the wood floor refinish. Thanks for the ideas and tips!
I will share with my friends. I hope you have a great day!
Congrats on your 5 years, I love your Baked Dry Rub Chicken Wings and I have tried them and they are super good and the whole family loves them , Good as a snack or as dinner with other things like pizza
Always look forward to your post,being a fellow Michigander,I’ve had spring fever since February ,when we had that little taste of spring,then a wind storm,and now it’s freezing again,Oh Well,welcome to Michigan!
So, I hope this counts since it’s not really a project-project. But honestly- I loved how you stacked your wood as an accent piece on your porch. We have piles and piles upon piles of wood and I never thought to make it look decorative. We don’t have a porch but I’m keeping my eye open for ideas.
I ALWAYS read your blog out of all that I subscribe to because your style speaks to me. I love what you did in your office, but having said that, I also enjoy the recipes, the before’s and after’s, the bold use of color (that BLUE sofa!), and your willingness to get down and dirty to make over something that just doesn’t GO until you put your touch on it.
My favorite post is the Pumpkin Pecan Cookie Pie recipe! So good!
Hi. Congratulations on 5 years. Wow! You are one hard-working couple. My favorite is your DIY brick wall behind your stove. We will be building in a few years and I’d love to have one too. Thanks for the many many ideas you give us every week.
Congrat’s on your 5 years of inspiration! Your blog is so fun to read
and I look forward to each posting. I love what you do, but especially like the furniture re-do’s. Thank for inspiring us!
Congrats. I love the stuffed cabbage. Thanks.
I love all your ideas, and recipes! I really enjoyed the details and pictures of the curtains you added at your living room entrance. I will definitely be copying that as soon as I move into my new place. thank you for keeping up with your blog, and sharing your life with us! I spread the word about your blog all the time to my gf’s, coworkers and family!
Just one? I love seeing everything that pyou’ve done. Right now I’m focused on your kitchen, 2 weeks till spring break and I’m ready for your inspiration!
Love all your ideas!
I love the office update and I love the new blue sofa.
Congratulations from one redhead to another!! I love love the wood in your bedroom and bathroom. I started following you about that time. I also love the view from your house. I am always jealous when I see it. Keep up the good work!
Awww…my favorite, hands-down, project of yours was your pretty blue sofa, the soft, white furry rug and your acrylic table. I fell in love with it all…and bought the rug. I love it.
I already follow your postings in my email…here is my comment…and I will post your giveaway on my sidebar which will reach out to all my adorable readers.
Keeping fingers and toes crossed to win this very generous giveaway. Many thanks for the chance…..
I loved your idea project of hanging drapes around the entrance to your living area from your entrance foyer. That was very clever!
Congratulations on your 5th anniversary. My favorite is your wooden ceiling in your bedroom, love it.
Congratulations RedHead! Love your posts. Cant get enough of your fabulous kitchen and the deck reno was cool also. Luv the blue.
Congrats on your 5th Anniversary…time sure fly’s 🙂 I have printed several of your recipes…..desserts were family’s favorites. Love your Kitchen Makeover….reading all the things you did was incredible. Yesterday I picked up supplies to make your Easter Egg topiary…one for me and another for my daughter.
I have become fearless in decorating my home since I started following you and I love it. I love every one of your projects; my fab favorite big project is your gorgeous kitchen , my favorite small project is the ink chairs with your grandfathers picture and all your Christmas projects; I loved my tree after copying your tulle under the tree
I meant the pink and black chairs
My current favorite is the DIY Wood Window Flower Box.
My favorite projects by far are the wood plank ceiling in your bedroom and wall in your master bath! I was so inspired, that I made one for my own home.
Congrats on your anniversary ???? tough to choose between for Favorite(s) Spring Hose Wreath and your Mason Jar Chandelier and your Kitchen Backsplash and, and, and ❤️️
Thank YOU for 5 years of a myriad of wonderful ideas and daydreams……. Loved the planked wall in your bathroom…… Have made the Strawberry Pancakes many times…..
Looking forward to the next 5 years….?
Julie you have inspired me in so many ways. I fell like you are
the girl next door. Your blog always put a big smile on my face.
I can hardly wait to see what you are doing next.
Congrats on your five year anniversary! I love all of your projects, but my favorite is definitely your bedroom.
I am already an email subscriber of yours.
Anything and everything to do with your kitchen! Loved watching the transformation and all the elements that went into it. Beautiful!
Wow, congratulation Judy, You truly earned these five years of Congrats & Happy Bliss. I found your site less than a year ago,but I feel like I’ve known you and your family for years. Especially, you and your father, who always making sweet comments about your post. What a dad!
I love everything you do, but since I have to choose, It would be your kitchen/eat-in kitchen area.
Love seeing all your projects for the inspiration! You do amazing work!
Picking a favorite I have to say the Kitchen sense that is my current project. Congratulation on 5 years!!
Congratulations on your anniversary! Love posts about your wonderful kitchen!
In general, I just love the look of your kitchen! I particularly like what you did with the windows.
I love your house. Each room is so lovely. I especially love your kitchen with the brick wall. It reminds me of my mother’s. I also love the water you have in the back yard. It always looks so welcoming with all your outdoor crafts.
I can only imagine how much fun you and Handsome will have in planning for the new home. Your girls are blessed to have such a talented mom that’s welcomed their input too.
Congrats….5 years! Your bedroom project is fabulous! Wishing you the best.
Your black kitchen is my favorite of all your projects. I was hooked when I saw how you made black look so fantastic in a kitchen!
I love the post in which you flipped the dining room into a hangout/living room – brilliant!
Congratulations on five years, I subscribed a few months ago and love your site and your style. My favorite room makeovers have to be the kitchen and master bedroom. I love the way you took time to decorate the entire home for the Holidays especially the master bedroom. I work from home full time and enjoyed watching you transform your office. Pierogi soup is my favorite recipe so far. We bought a Cape Cod about a year ago and slowly are getting to each room adding character and making it our own. Thanks so much for the inspiration.
So MANY wonderful posts over the years! Love your recipes and have really enjoyed your bedroom makeover ideas. Your ceiling in there is great! Yay! for reaching this 5-year milestone. Here’s to many more years of fun and inspiration!! 🙂
I like many of your projects/ ideas, but my favorite was the “Faux Wood Burning Fire Place”. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Blogaversary!
I love your brick back splash in your kitchen! I love your whole kitchen general!!
I really enjoyed learning how to preserve basil. I don’t use it much so when I have a batch now I’ll know how to save for another receipe. Also liked your decorating ideas even if I can’t change my style. Just love drooling over beautiful things!
I really appreciate receiving your emails. My favorite project is the tutorial on how you and your husband planked your bedroom wall. It is inspiring and beautiful!!
Congrats on the big Oh Five!! Keep up the great work!! I love when I get email from one redhead (you), to another (me)! Lol! Sooo… my favorite project (I think-I like them all really, tough one), would have to be the curtains u hung at ur living room entrance! Love! (And the wedding dress picture… but that doesn’t count). Yup. I think that’s it… although the ceiling in ur bedroom… beautiful…!
Love the do it yourself tips.
I love getting your emails and have told many friends about your fantastic blog. I have pinned so many of your ideas that it is hard to pick the best. I love, love your solution of your sidelight shutters. I have the same problem at night and will be making the shutters. Thanks for the great idea!
I just decided not to enter anymore contest but do not feel this is really a competition. I have been with your site for a long time now, tried many recipes that turned out to go into my old faithful book. I have done a few Christmas projects that where so cute and want to try the topiary for Easter ,but feel I would make a mess of that. I feel your talent needs to be shared and has been shared by me a few times and will continue to be. God bless keep up the good work,and thank you for sharing.
Congratulations! I think one of my favorite posts was the one with your indoor/outdoor carpet from Home Depot. I purchased one for our home and I have been so happy with the quality and design. And, I always love seeing Sylvia and her photo bombs. Best wishes always…
Congratulations on your 5th anniversary! Love reading your posts. Love, love, love your kitchen!!
Hi, I’m actually new to your site. I love the Coffee shop kitchen.
Looking forward to more post of your beautiful decorating. I’m horrible at decorating so I admire a person with that special talent to make a room that I would like to live in. Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary, and thank you for taking the time and trouble required to make a beautiful site.
Judy, The first recipe to catch my eye was Baked Dry Rub Chicken Wings! I was just telling my husband the other day I wanted a really good recipe for naked wings, this one sound delish and I can’t wait to try it.
Thanks for the chance to win, happy blogaversary and here’s to many more!
Hello, First, let me say happy blog-a-versary! Second, thank you for the chance to win MONEY! And last, the first recipe to catch my eye was your Baked Dry Rub Chicken Wings. They sound delish and I can’t wait to try them!
Hi, Red! Picking a favorite is tough but the one that came first to mind was your recent flip moving your living room sectional into your kitchen/dining area. Have always wanted to do something similar so guess that’s what inspired me. Keep up your inspiring work!
Love all your projects, going to be painting my hall banister just like your project!
congratulations on your five year anniversary,I love all of your projects but my favorite is the planked ceiling in the bed-room.hope I win the contest also love the rose dishes would love to have them, they look vintage.
I’m already subscribed but ONE of my favs is your kitchen makeover! I have lots of favs! Lol
I like the baked dry rub wings recipe.
Love what you have done with your entry way but my favorite of all was your Black Credenza Makeover. It’s absolutely stunning
Congratulations on 5 years!!! What an amazing feat!!!! I love your DIY posts!!!! I love ANYTHING DIY!!!!
Thank you so much for this amazingly awesome giveaway!!! Good luck to everyone who enters!!!
Congratulations Julie 5 years is an enormous commitment. Love so many projects you’ve accomplished but, your bedroom is my “dream room” hands down! I already subscribe and have told girlfriends. Thank you for sharing your style and home with us. Blessings
Hi Julie, Congrats on 5 years! Have loved your blog since I joined on Halloween. Your DIY home projects are so creative, thanks for sharing your tutorials! I’ll be using your entryway/staircase to help inspire updates to our home. Have tried your pie crust with a pumpkin pie, loved it, so easy and yummy! Have shared your site with friends. Can’t wait to see what other projects you’ll be sharing throughout spring & summer. Hugs!
I like the Low Carb Peanut Butter Cheesecake recipe.
The five Years has been just GREAT, Just GREAT, Love, Dad in NY
My favorite is your kitchen redue. Thanks for all the good ideas.
Hi, Julie! Happy five-year anniversary!
My favorite recipe by far and away was Rick’s NY style pizza and all the great details offered to recreate it! Your lasagne recipe was also great and I’ll be making that in the coming months.
Thanks again for introducing your humor, recipes and decorating tips over the last five years. Here’s to several more years of ideas coming our way! Best, Sandra
Congratulations on the 5 year anniversary. I am a relatively new subscriber but love your decorating style, I love the mixing old with new and the thrifting adventures! My very favorite is a recent tablescape you created for Christmas using your mom’s scarf, something I would not have thought to do, it was so touching, a very special tribute to your mom and many moms that are no longer with us. Thanks for the wonderful blog.
Thank you, Jeannie!