La Maisonnette France GIVEAWAY

• 19 November 2012



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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Jennalicious said...

I've become a newly addicted FB fan :o)

Jennalicious said...

I've added a gorgeous pic from your Master Bedroom renovation to my pinterest board and posted it on your fb wall. :o)

Kristin said...

I've been trying to convince my husband that we need to rent this charming place since you finished. A girl can dream...

Amy Rufo said...

What a generous giveaway!

Amelia Adams said...

It would be a dream come true to stay in France for a week.

annie said...

Oh boy, how amazing would it be to stay at lovely La Maisonnette! Thank you for the chance!!

Lauren said...

Still working on a girls trip!

mary said...

Oh. My. Goodness. What a dream! Thanks for the opportunity.

ylrbmk said...

Amazingly generous giveaway!!!

Aaron said...

Would love to visit. Such a great offer.

terri said...

Sweet !!!

Nicole HH said...

It looks so beautiful, and I've never been to France! It would be so exciting to win.

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Unknown said...

I am a poet and mother of five. I can't even begin to imagine what this spectacular cottage would inspire!

Ann Bentley said...

We were planning on going to Europe for our 25th anniversary. This would be wonderful to win!

anniefargo said...

this looks like an incredible vacation! Would love to spend the week at la maisonette!

brooke field said...

what a dream!

Jenny Castillo said...

Beautiful house. I'm currently planning/dreaming about my own little country house. Your blog gave me some beautiful ideas. I posted the link for the contest on my facebook page. It would be a dream come true to share a romantic time with my love at this beautiful home.

Anonymous said...

Would love the chance to visit this gorgeous cottage!!

Brittons of Provo said...

You are amazing for hosting this giveaway. I keep dreaming of buying a home in Europe ever since I started reading your blog.

I also posted a link on my blog,
http://brittonsprovo.blogspot.com/2012/11/so-one-of-blogs-i-love-is-posting.html

Thanks!

Jessica said...

I don't think I've ever wanted to win a give away as much as this one! sounds like bliss--one week in FRANCE with my husband at this adorable place? Wow you are amazingly generous..

CMN said...

Wow! I'm expecting the comments on this particular post to swell and swell!!

As well they should. La Maisonette is so charming and lovely... and I'm certain of that from just the photos. :)

Susan Hata said...

Your blog has been a wonderful moment of many of my days. Thank you.

Heather B. said...

Such a generous and truly amazing giveaway. The location is just breathtaking!

Rosemariee said...

such a beautiful place!! would love to go with my husband!

Sara said...

Oh this would be such a dream come true! Thank you so much for the chance to win such a generous gift!

laura said...

I'm daydreaming about it now!

Emily said...

it would be such a dream to visit here. it looks absolutely lovely!

Anonymous said...

Sue
I can think of nothing nicer than enjoying a week at La Maisonette! swdav at xtra dot co dot nz

Sommer said...

I must put my name in this pot! A slice of heaven, no doubt. Thank you.

Munchkins R us said...

Looks like a piece of paradise!

Leah R said...

Ooh that would be the perfect trip for after I finish my PhD and I've always dreamed of going to France!

Janelle Unruh said...

Stunning! This would be a dream come true!

Kimberly Rampersad said...

I liked your fb page.

k_rampersad03(at)yahoo(dot)com

Erin Wilson said...

I know the odds of winning will be super remote, but it doesn't hurt to dream a little. I'll be heading back to northern Iraq for a while this coming July, and I can't imagine a more amazing place to stop on the way over...

Kimberly Rampersad said...

I pinned - http://pinterest.com/pin/224546731392581955/

k_rampersad03(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kimberly Rampersad said...

I tweeted - https://twitter.com/trinicutiegal/status/270730699085058048

k_rampersad03(at)yahoo(dot)com

jackiewd said...

What a lovely contest!
I liked you on FB as well.
Enjoying your Thanksgiving!

Kimberly Rampersad said...

I shared on fb - https://www.facebook.com/kimberly.rampersad.58/posts/299885073445028

k_rampersad03(at)yahoo(dot)com

Diane said...

Breathtaking! What a generous giveaway.

boulder mama said...

Ooolala...what a dreamy vacation this would be!

Denise said...

This would be a dream come true! Amazing!

savanna said...

Steph, not that we deserve another trip to La Maisonette, but I'll be honest, I think about Beynac all of the time! Steve and I would love to see La Maisonette in the spring! Fingers crossed for another life changing trip to France!

Molly said...

I love your blog. thank's for always being so honest and upfront. also, best practical recipes on the web!

KT said...

After just returning from a trip that included two trips to the ER and emergency surgery,this . . . This might be the salve needed to heal that wound! Thanks for the chance. . .

Shani said...

C'est fantastique!

Ju said...

Oh man! Our 10 year anniversary is coming up, and this would be just the ticket!

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Melissa said...

This is amazing!

brianne said...

What a generous giveaway. My girlfriends and I are planning a trip to France and Switzerland next summer so this would be absolutely perfect!

brianne said...

Tweeted :) https://twitter.com/RavennaGirlB/status/270753884174155776 Thanks again!

Gail said...

Lovely idea for a prize. Sounds just spectacular.

sarah mc design said...

Your home looks so peaceful. What an amazing giveaway!

Kelsey C. said...

Oh my goodness!! Best giveaway miss Stephmodo!!

CDS said...

What a dreamy place to spend a week!!

Anonymous said...

oh please, oh please... !

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

i believe you must have one of the biggest hearts on this planet ~ always sharing and giving of yourself and the beautiful treasures you hold dear. thank you ~

Happy SAHM said...

What a dream vacation!! Thank you for this opportunity!

dervla @ The Curator said...

Ahhh, i would love love love to stay in your gorgeous home. I've been following the renovations and i bet it's amazing. What a wonderful place to go and unwind from our busy world.

Vanessa said...

What an incredible giveaway! It would give me a crazy good reason to practice my French! :)

rena said...

i would literally fall over if i won a week in this house :)

penny nelson said...

Such an offer. Would love to stay in your French home. Thanks for the chance.

Lacey said...

Thank you for such an awesome giveaway!

srkoenigs said...

a french dream come true.

Christina said...

This would be a dream come true!

Stephanie K said...

Count me in, la maisonette looks absolutely enchanting!

danielle said...

love a chance to visit the dordogne region. always have wanted to go.

Reagan said...

Who wouldn't love to stay in a stunning cottage like this? IN FRANCE. I posted a link to my blog :)

http://jereandreagan.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-week-in-france-sign-me-up.html

Reagan said...

I've been really enjoying your blog since I found it!

Renee W said...

What a wonderful gift.....I have never been to France and oh how I want to go. Thank you for you generosity.

Susan said...

How generous! I've been a long time reader of your blog and I remember when you made those posts about the renovation.

Jane said...

I've enjoyed following along on your La Maisonnette experience. You've done great work there. Thanks for the giveaway. Posted here: http://janecannonm.blogspot.com/2012/11/heres-to-hoping.html

kate said...

here's hoping!

Susie Leggett said...

Oh I adore this place. A week at La Maisonnette would be wonderful.

Daniela Carey said...

This is beautiful! I hope I get to see it in person!

Jenn C. said...

Wow. Your cottage is simply stunning. This is a lovely contest, thank you for the change to enter.

Janneke said...

Wow!! What an amazing cottage! And what an amazing opportunity! I would really really really like to go with my love. Not only for the experience that your pictures promise, but also as some sort of testcase to seebif this kind of adventure could be something for us!
Janneke
The netherlands

Sara said...

too good to be true.

Natasha said...

I can't believe you are offering this!!! Insanity! Would love, love, love to win of course.

C.G. New York said...

Love this giveaway!

L said...

Such a beautiful place!

Joy said...

This would be a perfect honeymoon for me and my soon to be husband since we are getting married in July of 2013. Pick me!

Elaine said...

Beautiful house, lovely area. Who wouldn't appreciate a week here!

Elizabeth said...

What an incredible offer! I just liked you on FB and posted a pin there, thank you so much for such a generous giveaway!!

Lisa Purdy said...

I would want to paint every room!
www.lisapurdy.com

Lindsey said...

I really want to win!

Christine Chitnis said...

I am dying for a vacation, and your cottage looks like the perfect place! It's been a long year, stuck mainly at home with two little ones under the age of two. A family getaway sounds perfect!

youarenicelady said...

beautiful. breathtaking. husband and i are talking about going to europe sometime early next year, before babies. considered me entered and hopeful :) thank you. what a personal thing to share!

Jenny said...

Would be amazing! I've only been to France once, but it was one of the most beautiful cities in Europe I've ever been to...

Uzi said...

I've been dreaming about this for the past three years!! This would make for a perfect birthday gift, self given! :)

Tracey S said...

Wow, this is such a generous offer. France is definitely on my bucket list.

Amy said...

Oh yes please please please!!

Unknown said...

What a dream!

over and out said...

LOVE.

Catherine Reiss said...

This would be amazing :)

SaraK said...

Such a thoughtful offer! Fingers crossed. :-)

SaraK

dervla kelly said...

I tweeted about this contest: @thecuratorblog

dervla @ The Curator said...

I posted about your amazing giveaway on my blog today! See the post here:
http://blogcurator.blogspot.com/2012/11/afternoon.html

*See it under the Interior design section of my curated posts.*

Amie said...

ugh. La France est un rêve!
J'espère que je serai la gagnante!

LL said...

Wow! This would be amazing!!

Amanda said...

Thank you for this chance!

Mare said...

Many need it more but we need it a lot! Too many deadlines, diapers and sighs in our life right now....thanks for the contest!!!

Unknown said...

This would be a wonderful honeymoon getaway and might be a good push for my boyfriend to propose!

Emily said...

I never win giveaways but I am hoping and praying I win this one. I have always wanted to visit France and your home looks beautiful!

Kate Nally said...

Your home is beautiful! My husband just finished law school/bar exam and we could sure use a week away together!

therese t. said...

a piece of heaven on earth... oh how beautiful.

therese t.

Martha said...

Um, are you serious? You are so nice. And the way you've decorated it - amazing.

suzannelee said...

Quite the opportunity to dream! Thanks

Kate Nally said...

I blogged! http://thenallyfamily.blogspot.com/2012/11/contest.html

Carrie said...

Are you serious? I'm wishing upon a star...

Arizona Wedding Photographers said...

Would love to win. Thanks.

Mary Keller Costa said...

This would be a dream! Thank you Stephanie!

vaughnb said...

Amazing opportunity!

clotilde said...

Fingers firmly crossed (:

debby said...

what a generous giveaway! i have wanted to go to la maisonnette since you posted about it the first time. maybe this is my chance!

Lauren Davis said...

I started reading stephmodo to follow along with the renovation of La Maisonette, and have been a daily reader since! What a dreamy, cozy French home! I would LOVE to visit!

Marilyn Meyers said...

Count me in!! Your place is on my list of cool places to go! Love you!

Fern said...

It would be amazing to go especially since we will be done with grad school

Diana Hulme said...

Oh, what a dream! This would be amazing. :)

Andrea Gerwin said...

Would love a chance to stay here! Fingers crossed.

Heath Zimmerman said...

Wow it looks amazing! Fingers crossed!

michelle Toole said...

Would LOVE(!) to see your beautiful cottage in person.

Anonymous said...

this is the first time i'm ever commenting on a blog post, i just couldn't pass up on the opportunity! what a lovely and thoughtful giveaway!

selina said...

La Maisonnette looks beautiful. What an amazing job you did on the renovation! Thanks for an amazing giveaway.

abellemph said...

What a wonderful cottage! Hope I get a chance to see it someday...

Marilyn said...

Such a gorgeous place. We'd love to visit.

Melissa B said...

Love your blog! I've always wanted to stay at La Maisonnette, it's on my bucket list.

Anonymous said...

This would be sooo nice. My family would love to relax at la maisonette! Thank you so much for this giveaway, and I love your blog by the way!
Lucie

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful place, what a dream to be able to stay there and see all there is to enjoy!

Jennifer Finley said...

What a beautiful place . . . would love to be able to visit.

Julie said...

Oh, this would be so wonderful! I already, long before you requested it, have pics pinned via Pinterest. Beautiful cottage, inside and out!

Plus, I'd love to return to France for another visit!

momandsons said...

Would love a week with our friends in Paris and a week in your beautiful home.


thomasbetsy2 at gmail dot com

adrienne said...

Oh how wonderful it would be....Beynac!

adrienne said...

Oh how wonderful it would be....Beynac!

DesertChildAZ said...

My husband, myself and our 2 boys would love this stay in France. We've only been to Paris (twice) and would love to venture out of the city.

heather said...

Oh, my goodness! What a generous offer! I would love, love, love to spend a week at your place!

Kristi said...

This giveaway sound absolutely divine. i will be in Europe next summer with very little planned thus far, I cant imagine the timing if I were to win. I love your charming little cottage and think you have created something spectacular.

Darla said...

I would love to take my husband to France . . . how romantic. Thank you, Stephanie!

Mish said...

An amazing give-away! My best friend LOVES France and would be the greatest Christmas present to her if I actually won this haha fingers crossed for everyone! =)

thistle tea said...

A holiday in France?
Oui, please!

Mindy said...

I've never been to France, what a great opportunity and a lovely home :)

MegJill said...

What a fantastic, wonderful, amazing giveaway! Your home is beautiful!
MegJill at
he4rken at yahoo dot com

Summer said...

Wow. What a gift.

Anonymous said...

I liked the page on FB!

Eric R.
musdrum12@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful house! So feerique!

Eric R.

musdrum12@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I want to come now! lol

Doris

mamansmart(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marla said...

What a beautiful home and such a generous offer. Thank you for sharing.

The Lassen Family said...

Steph - this is an old friend, Amy Perkins Lassen. I looooove your blog and we would looooove a get-away to France! Gorgeous renovation!

Clara Starkey said...

This would be amazing!

Clara Starkey said...

This would be amazing!

AlisonB said...

Thank you for an amazing opportunity!

Alyson Wooldridge said...

J'adore France, mais je n'ai pas beacoup de temps a pratiquer la langue. It has been a long time since I visited, and I would be so grateful for the opportunity to rekindle my passion for the people, language and country that I have had depuis j'etais une petite fille! Thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness you show your readers.

Aly said...

the above person's email: alywool@gmail.com

Hannah Q. Parris said...

This would be so amazing! I would love to stay in that dreamy home you've made!

Proudfeet said...

So dreamy, and what an amazing opportunity! Put my down for one entry. Fingers crossed!

Angela said...

Just celebrated my one month wedding anniversary; wouldn't it be lovely to celebrate our premier anniversaire de mariage at La Maisonnette?

You are so generous to share your blessings.

Michaela said...

What a dream!

Alice said...

I'd love to visit your Maisonette!

Christina said...

What a beautiful place. Dreaming of it already....

Marcie Nielsen said...

Your place is so beautiful! A neighbor recently came home from picking up their sone from a mission in this area and was surprised I knew of this area. She described it as "a fairytale that you didn't know could be true." I would love to see it.

shannon said...

This place looks amazing! Would love a chance to stay here!

sunny said...

What a generous week you're offering!
My lifelong dream has been to visit France..so am hoping to win this :)

Jessica Brown said...

Oh wow! That would be a vacation!

History at Excel said...

This is an amazing give-away! I have been dreaming about going to France and this would make that dream come true!

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Magen said...

I have loved reading about the transformation of La Maisonnette...would love to see it in person!

Magen said...

Spreading the love on my blog. http://magenesque.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/giveaway/

Kami said...

Oh my goodness...yes please!! Perfect way to spend my 12th anniversary...beautiful.

Mary Shutak said...

What a great giveaway!

Flower 4040 said...

Thank you for your generosity!! It looks so wonderful there!!

Cheers,

Jacquelyn

Miranda said...

I've been dreaming of staying at La Maisonette since you renovated. It looks simply dreamy! Dave and I have an undecided trip coming up in the spring. This would be perfect!!

xo

Tina M said...

Wow, this is so generous of you! Pick me, pick me!

koodeker said...

Fingers crossed!

kelly jewell said...

Oh pretty pleasy let it be me. :)

Christelle said...

I have been following la Maisonette renovation since the beginning. Visiting it in person would be such a treat!
Fingers crossed!!

Jill V. said...

Now this is something to check off my Life List!

How generous, thank you!

Stacey said...

MAIS OUI! J'aimerait bien y'aller dans votre maison! C'est trop beau! Merci bien!!

Stacey said...

Added you on Facebook!

Becs said...

What a great giveaway! I'm getting married in July, and would love a honeymoon in France. Fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE La Maisonnette!!! Would love to bring my husband to Europe for the1st time and also celebrate my brother in-law's 40th birthday at the same time! We have been dying to picinic along the Dordgone and make those famous french mashed potatoes! You make it all too lovely:) Je croiserai les doigts!!

Lori Brennan
laura-brennan@hotmail.com

sfoswjen said...

wow, a week in france would be amazing

JeanneW said...

Oh my goodness, what a generous prize. La Maisonette is sooo gorgeous. Tonight my husband was skimming through tv channels and paused on Rick Steves in Dordogne. I said "Stop! That's where La Maisonette is!". Well this is my sole shot as I do not have twitter or facebook (I know, I know!). Fingers crossed!!

sunmumsie at yahoo dot com

freckleface said...

What a truly generous and wonderful giveaway. Your beautiful home in that idyllic hamlet looks like it would only exist in a film, it's so perfectly French. I love it.
Here is my blog link http://www.frecklefaceblog.com/2012/11/hell-or-high-water.html

sarah cool said...

Ooh. This would be AMAZING. My husband and I would go to celebrate our first wedding anniversary!

ric-rac said...

Wow what a fab giveaway- please please put me in the draw. Thanks x

wgfoodie said...

My husband and are planning an anniversary trip to France next year so this would be absolutely PERFECT!

Amy said...

I had friends who stayed here last year and I've been jealous ever since. I think it's my turn!

Nancy said...

Lovely home! Happy Thanksgiving!

Maire said...

Wow your cottage looks amazing, would love to spend a week there with my family - sounds and looks like a little peace of heaven. Will cross my fingers and toes that we win!

hbdiersing@gmail.com said...

we would L O V E to visit such a L O V E L Y home. pretty please!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I'd love the chance to see this place for real - how many times I've pored over the photographs. I'm crossing everything!!

Michelle

Maria said...

I have dreamed of going to France one day. What a beautifully renovated home -- down to every detail! DREAMY!

Moira said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

s g said...

DREAMY! This would be an incredible getaway.

east end girl said...

What a wonderful contest. I would love to stay in your beautiful maisonette. It would be a perfect getaway with my husband!

Jessica said...

What an amazing accomplishment to have created such a lovely home away from home. Plus a generous giveaway!

Jessica said...

What an amazing accomplishment to have created such a lovely home away from home. Plus a generous giveaway!

Jessica said...

http://vestigesofglamour.blogspot.com/2012/11/stephmodo-la-maisonette-giveaway.html

Amazing opportunity in gorgeous France.

Daphne said...

What a lovely trip this would be

Megan said...

La Maisonette is beautiful - it's obvious that a lot of love has gone into your renovation! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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