La Maisonnette France GIVEAWAY

Monday, November 19



As Thanksgiving week is upon us, I've been thinking about all the things that I am grateful for--family,  friends, health, a roof over my head, and the chance to connect with you here over the years.  Another blessing in my family's life, since completing the renovation of our cozy cottage in France, has been the pleasure of sharing our favorite little corner of the world with so many wonderful readers and visitors.  Three years ago we were in the middle of renovating La Maisonnette and I will never forget the outpouring of interest and moral support we received from you at that time.  This little cottage feels like our 5th child in many ways.  Blood, sweat and tears, and even a mild electrocution involving a certain someone was involved...but thankfully it all ended well :)




To celebrate the 3-year anniversary of our little adventure, we would like to offer one reader (+ a guest), a week's stay at La Maisonnette during any available week from now until August of 2014.  That's right, if you win this giveaway, you can choose any week that works for your schedule, whether high season or low.  After all, a week in the French countryside may require some forethought to ensure that the tranquilité of the region can be enjoyed at a time that is most convenient for you.

During your week's stay at the cottage, plan on doing a little reading in the garden while nibbling on a croissant from Les Delices (the amazing boulangerie/patisserie in town) smothered with homemade confiture from the outdoor market in nearby Sarlat.  Visit local Dordogne Valley chateaux (there are 5 within minutes of La Maisonnette), rent a bicycle, explore the village's Medieval cobblestone paths, glide down the river in a canoe, walk along the river during Sunset and then set off to enjoy some of the best food in France (don't worry, we will send you our list of favorite restaurants!).  After dinner, come back to the cottage and watch one of the movies filmed right there in Beynac (you'll find Chocolat and Ever After tucked inside that armoir pictured below).




This giveaway will run for two weeks (through midnight on December 3rd), and the randomly-selected winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 5th.

Here's are the ways you can enter the La Maisonnette France GIVEAWAY:

(you may enter one time each way, giving yourself up to 5 chances to win):  

1.  Leave a comment on this post below.

2.  Choose an image from any past stephmodo blog post related to La Maisonnette, France or even an image from a past post that you've particularly appreciated; then pin the image to one of your Pinterest pinboards and post a link to the board on my stephmodo facebook page.

3.  "Like" the relatively-new stephmodo page on FB (late adopter here!).  Note: if you've already done this you are already entered in the giveaway.

4.  Tweet a link to this contest page (http://www.stephmodo.com/2012/11/la-maisonnette-france-giveaway.html), and use the hashtag #stephmodolamaisonnette.

5.  Post a link to this contest page on your blog; then let me know by leaving a comment and a link to your post in the comments section below.

I wish you the best of luck in this giveaway and cannot wait to share our cottage with one of you at some point in the near future.  Thank you again for your encouragement, support and kind words about this life-changing project!



If you need a little help with #2, here are some posts including some of my favorite images of France, the area surrounding La Maisonnette, and La Maisonnette itself.  Enjoy!

Picnicking along Dordogne   |   Nighttime   |   French Cows   |   Sunset on the Dordogne   |   Le Jardin

Vintage Amusement Park   |   Sunset over Beynac   |   My Little Paris Guide   |   the Entire Project

Egg Hunt with Design Mom   |   Before + After Stairsl   |   the Lounge   |   Done!   |   La Four Banal

image 1 - Sigfrid Lopez; all other images are my own personal images

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Nat said...

What a beautiful house!

Unknown said...

I've been dreaming of a visit to La Maisonette!

Marcela said...

Spending a week in such a beautiful house, in such a wonderful country would be a dream come true!

lupin lady said...

This would be amazing!

Alicia said...

I've been dreaming of staying there ever since you finished your renovation. What a generous giveaway!

Alicia said...

I've been dreaming of staying there ever since you finished your renovation. What a generous giveaway!

ShannonUK said...

A very generous giveaway. My husband and I have been dreaming of visiting the Dordogne region and this would be a dream come true.

♥ Stevi said...

What a beautiful home! And a terrific contest, too!

♥ Stevi said...

What a beautiful home! And a terrific contest, too!

coasterkim said...

The chance to win a vacation in France? Yes please!

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Lisa PG-13 said...

Oh my goodness! I would love nothing more than to have a writer's retreat at your beautiful home with my husband. Thank you for sharing such a generous giveaway.

Deonne said...

I have been following your blog since before you started work on La Maisonette and have always loved the pictures and dreamed of visiting one day. Thanks for the chance!!

Deonne
deonne70@msn.com

Heather said...

Dreamy.

joannezipan said...

It's so pretty there, we were talking about going in the summer, but I don't think finances are going to stretch that far. This is a well timed competition!

Jessica said...

A dreamy cottage in such a beautiful place! My favorite photos are of le jardin...so peaceful.

Emily said...

Stephanie,
Wow, what a dream! I live in Germany and would just love to go to La Maisonette. I've loved watching the transformation on your blog.

JC said...

Oh my goodness. I think I would die. This is just the type of vacation I need!

Sharmyn said...

Gulp. Count me in Steph. Wow!

Rik said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I love the new header, too. :)

Emma Wyngaard said...

Beautiful :)
could do with a sojourn to france!

Jessica said...

Yay! I would love to win a week at your gorgeous place.

Sarah said...

Wow. Now THIS is my dream giveaway. A week at your beautiful place would be amazing.

erin said...

Incredible contest! Let the daydreams begin!

Becky said...

Wow! This would be a dream come true! Thanks for your generosity.

Unknown said...

This contest--c'est bon! And I probably have three or four pins of La Maisonette on my La Belle France pin board already ;-)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Olivia M. said...

I would love to go!

Diane Barazoto said...

I loved seeing the progress of your renovations and could only dream of visiting it!!

Amanda said...

omgosh! How very generous of you! What a wonderful opportunity!

Jennifer S said...

What an amazingly generous thing to do! I would love to win and visit! Fingers crossed.

Sarah said...

What an absolutely amazing giveaway! I've never wanted to win something so bad! Fingers crossed!

Sshaw29@gmail.com

Mary said...

One day, whether or not I win this generous giveaway, I will visit this area in France. Looks gorgeous! I've loved following along as you renovated La Maisonette and have enjoyed the posts and pictures from your trips back since. Beautiful!

Miranda R said...

What lucky timing. I just wrote about our charming stay last week. It would be a dream to experience it all over again. Merci!


http://mybookbloom.blogspot.com/2012/11/my-week-in-france.html

Phoebe said...

It's absolutely beautiful there! I went to Beynac once as a kid, and I actually remember getting pooped on by a bird WHILE walking along outside. I mean, honestly, how does a bird hit a moving target? Haha, anyway, despite that now-funny memory, I would totally give my left arm to go back!

Britt said...

Oh wow, what an amazing week this would be!

Cammie said...

What a generous and lovely giveaway! My husband and I would love to celebrate our 11th anniversary in your cottage.

amy said...

Would love nothing more than a week in this amazing cottage!

54062f34-3254-11e2-9524-000f20980440 said...

Can't imagine a more wonderful vacation for my husband and me!

Kimmie said...

Gorgeous house + a week vacation = perfect

hillarywb said...

This would be absolutely amazing!

Marlina said...

My husband and I are in love with France and this would be such an amazing adventure! What a beautiful place to vacation!

Crystal said...

I would love to visit your cottage with my husband! I have never traveled to France, so it would be a lovely adventure!

Leah and Em said...

I never enter contests but this is too amazing to pass up. It really does look like the set of a movie. :)

tawnya said...

Ooooooh. Count me in!

JoLyn said...

I would love it! The ideal first trip to France!

debbie said...

oh. this would be amazing to win. I love this area of France.

Whitney said...

Oh wow, this would be awesome - thanks for offering!

Sarah R. said...

I would love this!

erin wilson said...

A dream come true!!!

xaviesh said...

Please let it be me :-)

Girlfrog said...

What a lovely and generous giveaway! Your home is absolutely beautiful!

AlliSMiles said...

No way! Stephanie, you're amazing! Well, here's hoping!

Cait said...

What a generous giveaway! Thank you for the chance to share your lovely home :)

julie said...

We would so love to stay a week in your home! It looks so peaceful there! Thanks for this offer!

Jana Miller said...

wow...amazing giveaway!

Bethany said...

I found your blog while doing research for a trip to Seattle last spring and have been following you ever since! Thank you for sharing this amazing give away!

Lindsay said...

This is the most generous giveaway ever! I've been dreaming of staying in la maisonette ever since you bought it. Fingers crossed!

Lindsay said...

This is the most generous giveaway ever! I've been dreaming of staying in la maisonette ever since you bought it. Fingers crossed!

Tori said...

I would love to take the woman who taught my daughter to speak French to visit here...

Marlena said...

What a dream come true this would be! I've loved seeing how La Maisonette has developed over the years and would love to see it in person with my family :)

Abby - Bright Yellow World said...

Oh, how I would love to win this giveaway!!!! I've been staring at La Maisonnette since you were renovating, and I'd love to go!

robin said...

I have drooled over La Maisonette for a while now and would love a chance to see it in person!

Leigh Anne @Your Homebased Mom said...

Have a dreamed of a trip to your amazing home in France! Would love to win

Leigh Anne @Your Homebased Mom said...

I am a fan on FacebooK!

Jeff G said...

I think you know very well how much Cristina & I would looooooooooooove to go back :)

You & Ben have created such a perfect getaway!

Megan said...

I have followed your renovation from the beginning and it's so amazing to see how far the place has come! What an incredible giveaway!

Tori said...

http://thejumbleofmylife.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/if-the-gods-smiled-on-me/

Kimberly Rampersad said...

Beautiful house, beautiful view, thanks for the amazing chance!

Stacey said...

your generosity is unbelievable. can't think of a better baby-moon.....

marian said...

eek!

BetsyW said...

What an amazing getaway this would be!

Jordan said...

This is so nice of you....hoping to get lucky!!

Jordan said...

This is so nice of you....hoping to get lucky!!

Jenny said...

Oh would I love this! My husband and I planned to go to France when we both finished graduate school but we had a baby instead! That's real life for sure. We'd still love to go...here's hoping we win!

Jamie said...

A dreamy holiday in a gorgeous place - yes please.

Maggie said...

This would truly be a dream come true :-)

Julia said...

Oh I would love this! My daughter wants to go to France as her hs graduation gift. She is in french five and can't wait to use some of the language she has learned!

Amy said...

I would absolutely LOVE to stay at La Maisonnette. Thanks for the chance Steph!

B said...

This is such a beautiful space! My husband and I love vacations where we go somewhere for a week and reside - it's so refreshing. This would be a lovely opportunity to do that.

April said...

How exciting! What a beautiful space to spend a week. Thanks, Steph!!

Susan said...

Steph, if we will, will you come with us??

Erika said...

Beautiful home, and what a nice opportunity!

Min said...

What a special giveaway! I can hardly imagine a more wonderful way to spend a week.

{plum} said...

what a dream!

I honeymooned in Dordogne 12 years ago and only dream of returning one day.

Here's to dreams coming true!

Author said...

What a lovely, generous offer!

Alyssa said...

Looks absolutely lovely. So generous!

Karen said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win.

Stellan, Matilda, Julia and Ola said...

Wow! I would LOVE to win this very generous offer.

alipyper said...

Hi Stephanie, just posted about your giveaway on your blog
http://alipyper.blogspot.com/2012/11/win-weeks-stay-at-la-maisonnette-in.html

alipyper said...

So excited about your very generous giveaway!

Cherie said...

Everything you do is so lovely! It would be a treat to see this home in person!

Tamsin North said...

This would be a fantastic getaway! I have plans to be your guests at La Maisonette one way or another, and this would certainly make that easier. Thanks for the chance :)

Shannon Wight said...

What a generous giveaway! I love your new blog header!

Shannon Wight said...

What a generous giveaway! I love your new blog header!

Cherie said...

Here's my blog...http://hidarlings.blogspot.com/
Fingers crossed!

jora said...

I never enter blog giveaways, but this won't I can't resist!! xoxo

Jenn said...

It has been really cool following your adventure with this beautiful house! Thank-you!

mp said...

What an incredible giveaway! I have loved hearing details about la maisonette and would love to visit!!

Anonymous said...

France what a dream destination!

Laura said...

Yes please! I've loved watching you make a dream come true through La Maisonette. Hope I can see it in real life!

Melissa said...

What a generous giveaway!

Alex said...

Wow, what a giveaway! I loved watching your renovation from afar and would be thrilled to stay there!

Jennifer Alexander said...

This might be a silly question, but is this all expenses paid? Flight, etc?

Thanks!
Jennifer

Reagan said...

What an amazing house! I would love to visit!

Erin said...

Yes please! What an amazing giveaway!

stephanie said...

Thank you for sharing your remodel adventure with us. I would love to see La Maisonnette in person!

blythe said...

Oh I would love to surprise my husband with this! Amazing and beautiful!

Carrie said...

Gorgeous! What a dream trip!

Carrie said...

Wow - this is really generous. Your remodel is gorgeous!

Rachel said...

This might be one of the best giveaways in the history of giveaways, I hope I win!

Rebecca Black said...

I'd love to spend a week basking in the amazing-ness of La Maisonnette. And so would my husband.

Rebecca Black said...

And here's my blog post about the giveaway!

http://mikelekid.blogspot.com/2012/11/la-maisonnette-france-giveaway.html

Ivy said...

What a generous offer to such an amazing place. Hope I win! Cheers to you...

Caroline said...

Your house in france is dreamy.....I can't even imagine a chance to go there! Lovely!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the generosity. I have
2nd aunts, uncles and cousins in Paris that I have never met. This would be such a wonderful opportunity to meet them and visit my grandparents grave. My grandmother is from Paris so this really would be the trip of a lifetime for me. :-)

Thanks again
Jennifer
jchristine2@yahoo.com

Lindsey said...

Phenomenal giveaway! In the 6 years I've lived in France, I've never visited this region and this would make for the perfect little getaway! (love the new logo!)

The Bride Concierge said...

Oh what a dream it would be to stay at La Maisonnette with my husband. We loved France so much on our honeymoon, I keep asking him to go back. This would be the perfect motivation to book our tickets!

Melinda said...

I've longed to return to France after a short visit in 2008, I hope I am chosen!

Gretchen Alice said...

Really amazing. Fingers crossed!

kirsten said...

Amazing. What an opportunity that would be! Thank you for your generosity.

Carolyn said...

Wow, what a generous giveaway. I love the movie of removing plaster from the stone wall and would love to see the end result in person! (While eating a fantastic meal, of course.)

Summer said...

what a dream!

Julie said...

What an incredible giveaway! It would be amazing to visit your beautiful house!

Unknown said...

This is truly an amazing and beautiful opportunity...I hope to enjoy thi region of France with my family one day!

Best Wishes, Steph!
Genevieve
grb.martin@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

Wow - this would be amazing... I always love your posts with pictures from the French countryside and this little house looks so charming. I also followed some of your tips on my trip to Paris this summer :)

nd said...

i can only enter this way...i know, i don't tweet, blog, or facebook. what a nerd!:) so i'm gonna hope i'm lucky! what an amazing giveaway stephanie! i've so enjoyed watching you and your family and this home for the past couple of years! crossing my fingers!
noelle

Melanie said...

My husband and I would LOVE this. I think we would use it to celebrate our 13th anniversary...a very special anniversary since we were married on the 13th. A dream come true!!
Thank you and good luck to everyone!

Emily said...

What an amazing giveaway!

katie//salt+pine said...

What a generous giveaway, Stephanie! I scribbled a little list of dreams on my 40th birthday this summer and guess what was on it? La Maisonnette! Keeping my fingers crossed that my stay is sooner rather than later... ;) xo-k

lynne said...

Steph, what a nice thing to do!!! Amazing... (and I love your blog redesign!)

Kelsey said...

Steph! This is fantastic! I don't know if you remember meeting up with me to grab a cupcake about two years ago in Seattle, but I have been a huge fan of your blog. Thanks for the chance to spend some time in your fantastic getaway!

Heidi Lyn said...

Wow! What an amazing opportunity.
Thanks for sharing your home with all of us.

Sophie and Lillie's Mom said...

I only have one chance with this posting, but here goes! Thank you, Steph, for your generosity! And wow, you have such a wonderful sense of style. I'm in awe of the magic you worked with La Maisonette.

angelbrewhaha said...

This place is sooo amazing and I can't believe you're giving this away! Fantastic idea and your blog is simply wonderful.

Muranda said...

Oh come on....I have been dying to visit your cottage! This would be so wonderful!

Muranda said...

Oh come on....I have been dying to visit your cottage! This would be so wonderful!

Natalie said...

What an awesome giveaway!

Nicholas Howell said...

Fingers crossed!

Rachael said...

This is amazing! We would LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

Rachael said...

And "liked" on facebook!

Amber Johnson said...

I liked, tweeted and pinned my little heart out. I served my mission en France and am dying to take my little family back there for the first time. I loved watching your restoration process and this would be a dream come true!

Gena Roe said...

BEAUTIFUL! Jeff Greatorex says he's stayed there and it was wonderful! :)

TandA said...

Wow, what an amazingly generous giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family - hope it's a wonderful, relaxing time together.

Me said...

yes. please. this is what my husband and I NEED.

Annie Porter said...

Dreaming of a trip to France. Great giveaway. Thanks.

Book Club Girls said...

What a dream come true!

Trinn Hatch said...

Love the styling and intricate lengths you have gone to. The finished product speaks for itself.

T Sara said...

This is perfect! What an amazing opportunity.

Jennefer said...

This is too good to be true! :)

Giulia said...

what a lovely idea. Fingers crossed.

Kelsey said...

Oh my goodness, this would be heaven!

Kelsey said...

I just liked you on facebook, too!

Kelsey said...

I also tweeted for this amazing opportunity. https://twitter.com/appleadayblog/status/270605676756213760

ALo said...

This would make a perfect babymoon for my husband and I!

Adam and Jessica said...

We would love to go! What a dream come true that would be! :)

Yarnie said...

Wow, my dream vacation!!!!

Lau said...

Happy 3 anniversary! Never gone to Europe before but I will love to go some day thanks!

kristen said...

What a thoughtful giveaway!

Patti said...

I have no words!!!! I have been dreaming of a getaway to France..oh yes I have! :)

Rachel said...

Beautiful transformation! Been dreaming of a visit to the French countryside and this looks perfect. Though better study up on my French!

Marti said...

What a dream! So generous of you! Here's hoping luck is on my side!

Kathryn Fowler said...

So beautiful. What a wonderful job you have done! Well done!

Abbie said...

As others have said, this is an incredibly generous giveaway. Thank you!

Knudson Family said...

My hubby is coming home from a deployment in January. The perfect getaway? I think so! Thanks for the chance.

Laura said...

What an amazing giveaway - I'd love to win. Thanks so much for offering it!

The_Bear said...

Beautiful Home!

Jill said...

So dreamy! I have a friend in Alsace and would love to spend a week at your cottage with her!

Ryan said...

This is such a beautiful place - my fingers are crossed!

Ross Co. said...

Can't imagine a better getaway!

Margaret said...

It would be so wonderful to finally see la Maisonette in person. What a lovely giveaway!

Erica said...

What a generous gift!!! Looks absolutely stunning!!

Jordan and Jandee said...

Dream giveaway!

I also pinned your pictures here: http://pinterest.com/pin/20547742021525372/

Maddy said...

This is so exciting and nice of you and yours! Thank you!!! I'm crossing my fingers!

Katharine Smith-Warren said...

sign me up. I love rural France and would love to see this area.

Nicole said...

Beautiful house and amazing giveaway!!!

Ro said...

Oh my goodness! It would be a dream came true.

I cannot believe it yet, I think this is the best giveaway I have seen in blogs EVER.

oceanchild said...

What a beautifully gracious giveaway! I've always wanted to visit France!

Kendra Dee

oceanchild said...

Tweeted about this giveaway!

Kendra Dee

oceanchild said...

Blogged it!

http://oceann-child.blogspot.com/2012/11/giveaway.html?m=1

Kendra Dee

Lisa said...

Wow, this would be an amazing, once-in-lifetime trip!! What an opportunity.

Mara Kofoed said...

What on earth? This is amazing. I would die to see your beautiful place. XO, Mara

Ro said...

Oh, I already did the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest things.

Blogged: http://somekindagreen.blogspot.com.ar/2012/11/me-quiero-ir-francia.html

I'm dreaming since the moment when I first read your post :)

Unknown said...

I believe the Dordogne area is the most beautiful in the world - I lived in southern France for part of college and loved this area - it feels old and magical - Cheers!

Emily said...

Wow, this is such an incredibly giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving to your and your family :)

Kate said...

I dream of some quiet-time in the French countryside! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

Randy and Danielle said...

How generous!

deborah said...

This is my DREAM vacation!!! I can't even imagine it coming true. Gorgeous cottage! I was able to do #s 1-3.

Erin Davis said...

What a beautiful cottage and giveaway! I hope I win! :)

Jan Walker said...

Thanks for helping me dream! Our 35th wedding anniversary is April 2013...what a fabulous getaway this would be.

Ashley said...

We're newlyweds (and haven't been on a honeymoon) so really would appreciate this generous getaway!

Karen H said...

Something to dream about. . .

Heleen said...

this would be a dream vacation, spending quality time with my boyfriend

Christine H said...

I will be in Europe for 3 weeks to celebrate my 40th birthday next year! I have not planned my itinerary yet, other than the flight there and back. Would LOVE to stay at La Maisonnette!!

Cheryl said...

Just wow!

Mrs. P said...

We need a visit to La Maisonette!

Lynette said...

What a beautiful cottage!

Megan said...

What an amazing giveaway! Although this is probably the only way I can enter I am still crossing my fingers. I would love to give this as a gift to my mom and dad for all that they do for me. Heres to hoping I win.
Meg

Jennalicious said...

What an AHHH-Mazing giveaway! Pick me... pick me... my hunny and I haven't been able to have a proper honeymoon since being married 3/20/10 (the first day of Spring :o) and I've always wanted to go to the french countryside. I'll even work for you while I'm there, LOL! Okay, enough begging - just really pick me ;o)

Jessica C. said...

this may be the best giveaway EVER! France, are you kidding me?! Please hoping that I actually win. :)

Jessica C. said...

I posted a tweet
@jessica_grace_c

really hoping to win!

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