Wednesday, February 8, 2012

{my 2nd birthday}


Well, 2 years have just flown by ... I wrote my very first blog post here on Marcus Design on February 8th, 2010 {kinda embarassing, I think that post took me like 3 days to put together when I bang them out in 30 mins now!}. I wasn't sure exactly what I was getting into, but I now know that I wouldn't take it back for the world. Blogging has literally changed my life. And I have all of you to thank for it ...


I know you probably have heard it all before on your favorite blogger's sites ... but truly from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU. Thank you for your friendships, your comments, your kind words via email, your twitter conversations, for just coming by to see what I have to say from time to time ... you have made these 2 years of my life feel richer and fuller than I ever could have imagined a decor blog could make me feel. For those of you who blog, you know exactly what I mean.

If you are sitting on the fence about starting a blog of your own on a topic you are passionate about, DO IT. To connect with a community that understands you on levels everyone else doesn't is amazing! I can't wait to see what the next year of blogging holds for me ...

So in honor of turning 2, I'm going to giveaway not one but TWO 8x10 prints of your choice from my etsy shop. All you have to do is GO HERE and then  leave a comment below telling me the name of the print you would choose if you won. That's it.

Additional ways to enter:: {please leave a comment for each}

1} follow on Google Friend Connect
2} follow along on twitter
3} like Marcus Design on Facebook

Giveaway closes on Tuesday, February 14th at midnight PST. Winner will be chosen using Random.org, and announced on Wednesday, February 15th. This giveaway is open to domestic and international entries. Bonne chance!

*PS. A big thank you to my dear friend Kim who introduced me to blogs and helped me realize I wanted to start my own! I still remember asking her, "What does .blogspot.com mean??" Seems like only yesterday ...

132 comments:

Ana Antunes said...

Happy birthday Marcus design Blog!! I do relate to your words sooooo much!! Beautifull elegant blog you have here!

The enchanted home said...

Congrats!! 2 years is a big deal..wishing you many many more.
Great prints, love them all but have just the spot for Hotel Vancouver!

Gild and Grace said...

Congrats Nancy! I love stopping by your blog - it's gorgeous :)

Abbey x

Lily said...

Happy Birthday Nancy! You've always been an inspiration :)

I love Hotel Vancouver!

Maggie

My Crafty Home-Life said...

Yeah for your birthday...and Yeah for a giveaway! I love Hotel Vancouver!

Chloe said...

Happy Birthday!!
I would please like Postmodernity - I have the exact place for it in my new apartment I'm moving into in 3 days !!!!!!!!
:)
thankyou xx

lisaroyhandbags said...

Happy blog birthday! We started out around the same time! So glad the 2 years have been good to you and I can't wait to see what goodies you have coming up for us!
Love the postmodernity and high tea! xo

lisaroyhandbags said...

And of course I'm already a google friend follower xo

Emily Ann said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I love Hotel Vancouver!

YandY said...

Happy Birthday!! For me it would be high tea!

Lindsey said...

Happy Blogiversary! and thanks to you for offering such amazing inspiration.

Anita said...

I just discovered your blog a few months ago and it is one of my favourites. Congrats on 2 years!!
Beautiful Eyes is my fave.

Megan said...

I'll have the Postmodernity print please!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

Congrats on 2 fabulous years, Nancy! SO happy to have found your blog and that I get to follow along each day. :)

I love all the prints but would probably choose the postmodernity 24X30 and high tea!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Congratulations! Love your blog..

Melissa said...

I would LOVE The Hotel Vancouver print! its beautiful!!!!

Jill said...

I love the Vancouver Hotel 2011! It is gorgeous!

Jill said...

I follow you through Google Friend Connect!

Jill said...

I liked Marcus Design on facebook!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Happy 2nd blog birthday to you! How nice are you to give away your art. I adore Hotel Vancouver!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I follow via google friend connect.

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Oh, yes... follow you on twitter!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

And, I like your Facebook page!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

Yay! Happiest 2nd birthday to Marcus Design! It's been a pleasure visiting you over the years. I might be as glad that you started blogging as you are! oxox

Meesh@idreamofchairs.com said...

Congrats on two years! Seriously, 30 minutes? Still takes me forever! I love them all, but High Tea is my fave.
Connected w Google. :)

Meesh@idreamofchairs.com said...

Follow on twitter. ;-D

Meesh@idreamofchairs.com said...

Like you on Facebook. >^..^<

Whitney said...

Congrats! I know how exciting it is to hit milestones!! I just did my 100th post and I felt quite happy that I have kept this up for so long!

Check out my blog-- I'm having a giveaway today too!
http://whitneybrock.blogspot.com/2012/02/100th-post.html

I LOVE the Hotel from 2000!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Happy Blog Birthday!!

I would definitely choose Hotel Vancouver 2011. It's gorgeous!

Life On Planet Mum said...

I recently discovered your blog through Sadie and Stella - and I am so glad! It is chock full of beautiful, inspiring images. And a giveaway to boot, thank you! I love the High Tea picture - it reminds me so much of Dali's work, beautiful!

Corinne Martin said...

Love Postmodernity and High Tea!!Following via GFC, Twitter, and FB! P.S. I can't wait to make the Dorothy Draper Chest!

shannon said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love your work--my fave is Postmodernity.

Ashley Griffith said...

Congratulations on the B-day! I just celebrated my blog's as well...my how time flies :) I'd love one of the Vancouver Hotels! Either one, you are so talented!!!!

Thanks for the giveaway!
-Ashley
www.thestyledlifeblog.blogspot.com

Amanda Hill said...

Yay happy burfday!

Amanda Hill said...

Duh totally following on twitter!

Amanda Hill said...

Now I "like" you to :)

Amanda Hill said...

ANd I am on Google Connect! PHEW!

Nina said...

Happy Birthday!! That's wonderful! I look forward to my daily read of your blog. I find your images and comments inspiring! Cheers to more years to come....

My top pic is the stunning Postmodernity.

Sheila @SZInteriors said...

Happy 2nd Blog Birthday, Nancy! And Congratulations. Such a rewarding milestone... Now I already 'like' you on FB, and follow you on Twitter, but honestly, I feel so lucky to have won your 'Postmodernity' art print, that it wouldn't feel right if I was to win again. I have my art print framed, but I'm thinking I want to rub 'n buff the frame to a different colour & tone... it's all part of the bigger plan ;-) And the plan is in action!

xo Sheila

Diane James Home said...

Happy 2nd birthday! Although a newer follower of yours, I've enjoyed all of your posts and love your style. Looking forward to reading more of your wonderful blogs, Cynthia

Tara said...

love them all! Congratulations on your two year!!

Paulina said...

Happy Blogoversary! I've always loved the Postmodernity print.

Paulina said...

Also follow via Google Connect.

Lisa Mende Design said...

Happy Birthday! I love following your blog! I also love your "HIgh Tea" print! That is what I would choose if I won!!

Leslie Sinclair said...

Congratulations!! I can't believe it takes you just 30 minutes!! It takes me hours-gosh you are good!! Happy 2nd and to many many more!! xo Leslie

Andrea said...

Happy birthday Nancy!!!!! I love your blog and you are extremely talented!!!! I love the Postmodernity and Hotel Vancouver prints!!!!!

Andrea said...

I am a follower on google friends!

Andrea said...

I am a follower on FB!

Andrea said...

I am a follower on twitter!

ekldesigns said...

Happy Birthday!! Beautiful eyes is my fave!!
Thanks for the giveaway...

ekldesigns said...

Also, like marcus design on FB

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy,

Happy BD to you and your blog! Love "High Tea" and would love to add it to my gallery wall. Thanks for the opportunity.

andresenjuhl@hotmail.com
Lynn

Julie Khuu said...

Happiest of birthdays to you!!! What a generous giveaway...High Tea would make a fabulous addition to my art wall! Gorgeous print!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

Haute Khuuture.com

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Happy Birthday Nancy - just think our paths would not have crossed! Glad they did. Congrats on the two years and all the fun that has come with it!

Love your blog! I think I came across your blog in April that year - so I am a long time follower.

Oooh--would love an art print. I LOVE the Hotel Vancouver print and wouldn't mind the Post Modernity one too!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Of course I follow on twitter

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Follow your blog

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Follow you on Facebook

Leann said...

Bi Congrats on your anniversary! LOVE your blog!! I would love to win Postmidernity & Hotel Vancouver 2011 ! Pls. pick me!!

Leann said...

I am/have been following on twitter! @douhavestyleatl

Shelley Jacobsen said...

Happy 2nd Blog Bday Nancy! That's fantastic! Your blog is lovely I must say...:) I love your Hotel Vancouver 2011 print...gorgeous--would love to win that one!

Leann said...

And on Facebook!

Shelley Jacobsen said...

I already follow you on facebook!

Shelley Jacobsen said...

Already follow you on Twitter too:)

Jordan - Queen of LA! said...

mazel mazel on #2! your blog is beautiful and so inspirational.

fingers crossed - id choose postmodernity! :)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Hooray sweet Nancy- you are absolutely one of my favourite spots in blogsphere and couldn't imagine it without you.
I feel greedy for entering but I have to throw my hat in for high tea- love, love all of your gorgeous work!
Congrats my dear on #2- here's to many, many more:)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I follow OF COURSE!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

And on Twitter.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

And on FB:) xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Laura R said...

happy birthday Maracus Design! I would love 'postmodernity' keep up the good work :)

Laura R said...

I've also liked you on facebook :)

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Happy blog-aversary!!!!!!! High Tea is my favourite print :)

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

I also follow you via GFC!

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

And I follow you on twitter too!! xo

Elle Maree said...

Happy birthday to you.. Happy birthday to you... Happy birthday gorgeous marcus design... Happy birthday to you!! Surely you should be getting the presents? But I would choose postmodernity, it would be just perfect in my new home. :)

ChervelleCamille said...

Happy 2nd Blogiversary, Nancy!! Here's to many many more!
I follow on twitter and facebook. High Tea is highly my favourite piece!
(secretly hoping I'm the winner ;))

Archana vijay said...

Love beautiful eyes. Here's to many many more years of blogging!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Congratulations Nancy, happy blogging birthday!!! Sending lots of love your way..xoxo

( I would be over the moon to own any of your prints, I'm crossing my fingers I win and I have a hard decision to make! )

Linda in AZ * said...

*** "HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY"!!! (From the song... know that one???)...

I've so enjoyed reading you & send warmest congrats on such a successful blog... Your POST MODERNITY is TOO WONDERFUL~~~ brings back so MANY memories of my Mom, who died way too young, as she was a darling blonde & soooo busy that it seemed she had a phone coming out of EACH ear!!!

I always say "life's too short not to reach out to a friend"... seems that MOST people do it by E-MAIL, etc., these days! What a shame we don't actually get to HEAR real, live VOICES in our communications, isn't it???

Again, HAPPY B'DAY to you!!!
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Lisa @ Henderson Rubin Creative Design Studio said...

Happy 2nd Birthday! Love your blog!

I would be thrilled to own one of your prints! I have my eye on High Tea and Beautiful Eye.

Lisa @ Henderson Rubin Creative Design Studio said...

Follow you on Goggle connect!

Lisa @ Henderson Rubin Creative Design Studio said...

Liked you on FB.

Lisa @ Henderson Rubin Creative Design Studio said...

Follow you on Twitter.

Congratulation on turning 2! May you have many more happy years!

WineDineDivas said...

Congratulation and Happy 2nd Birthday! We love Hotel Vancouver 2000!
Cheers:)
J & C

ashleyavd said...

Congratulations! Have been reading your blog for about a year now and I love your style, photos, etc. Thank YOU!

I love the high tea print for a sunny breakfast nook. Beautiful.

ashleyavd said...

I'm also following you on Twitter & Bloglovin :)

Designwali said...

Happy 2! Your blog is a daily read of mine and I hope you have another terrific year! I follow of course!

Designwali said...

Oh I follow twitter too. Love your high tea and post modernity pieces!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Nancy, your artwork is absolutely stunning! I did some ink drawing in my drafting class, so I know how much time and patience it must have taken to create the two hotel ink drawings. My very favourite piece in your Etsy shop is Hotel Vancouver 2011.

Happy Birthday #2!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Already follow your blog :-)

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Already follow you on Twitter :-)

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

And already follow MD on FB :-)

Julie said...

Happy Birthday! Glad to hear it gets easier. I hope we are wishing you happy birthday for years to come.
Julie (Mimosa Lane)

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Happy blogaversary! It is so much fun to be a part of other amazing people! It has been fun getting to see you grow and peek into your life a little!

Sheri said...

Happy blogging birthday Nancy! I've just started following you but your blog has quickly become one of my favorites. Your etsy prints are stunning. If I won I'd have a hard time choosing, my heart is drawn to the hotel as I love Vancouver but I also love the postmodernity print.

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Happy 2nd! I find that things are coming a lot faster now than they did at first too. Thanks for being an inspiration!
Love your Hotel Vancouver print!

Cathy said...

Happy 2nd Birthday.... You should be so pleased with yourself as I am so proud to read your blog.
I am of course a follower on Twitter.

Cathy said...

Oh yes an a friend on Google Friend.

Wwilk said...

Happy Birthday chica! I ADORE your blog and so happy you started it as well. I'm in the middle of a house renovation and this blog has been very helpful!

p.s. I also ADORE "High Tea"

Edins House said...

Wow!! 100 comments/entrys for your giveaway!! After 2 years writing your lovely blog and sharing your sweet self through your posts, networking and commenting, you've become extremely popular... and you deserve it!! Happy Blog-B-Day to you!!
Victoria

Renee Aaron said...

Congrats! I am following you on FB now and I would love the Hotel Vancouver 2011 or 2000...

The Hockey Family said...

I am following you on FB. :)

The Hockey Family said...

And I am following via Google Connect! LOVE your blog!

Anonymous said...

I like "High Tea"!
Thank you...
uptownmilan@yahoo.com

Roxanne said...

Congrats! I love Hotel Vancouver 2000 print. Hand drawn just feels so personal.

diane said...

Happy Birthday...didnt even know you had an Etsy shop...Congrats on both!

Jennifer H said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary! Love the Postmodernity print!

Vy said...

Congratulations! Hooray!

High Tea & Beautiful Eyes

Lisa @ Cozy Condo Living said...

Happy 2nd Birthday! I love your blog. The print I would love to win is Postmodernity.

Lisa @ Cozy Condo Living said...

I am now following you on Twitter.

Lisa @ Cozy Condo Living said...

I am now following you on Facebook.

Ana C said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Nancy! Your blog always adds a little glam and loveliness to my day. If I won I would love the Hotel Vancouver 2011 print!

kaylamarieinteriors said...

Congrats on 2 years! I love the High Tea print!! =)

kaylamarieinteriors said...

Congrats on 2 years! I love the High Tea print!! =)

kaylamarieinteriors said...

I liked you Facebook too!

OR DESIGN glassworks. Distinctive Custom Architectural glasswork said...

How exciting! Congrats on your Birthday! It's a joy to read your exuberant, thoughtful, insightful posts, Nancy! I love the High Tea print... and having High Tea for a special occasion is one of our fave family pastimes! ;) Cheers, Pam

OR DESIGN glassworks. Distinctive Custom Architectural glasswork said...

Hi again, I follow you on Twitter! ;)

OR DESIGN glassworks. Distinctive Custom Architectural glasswork said...

I enjoy and like you on facebook, too!

OR DESIGN glassworks. Distinctive Custom Architectural glasswork said...

Following you on Google Friend Connect, Nancy! Such a lovely, thoughtful Giveaway! Congrats again, Nancy!

trio said...

Happy Birthday! Your blog is fabulous. I especially love all of the before and afters of your home.

I love the print of the Hotel Vancouver. It reminds me of home. (We moved to Toronto several years ago).

Thanks for the chance to win.
Michelle

Lisa said...

Congratulations! Great Blog.

Maureen said...

Beautiful Eyes, for sure! Just found your blog this morning. It's great!

Pardeep said...

Congrats! It is a pleasure reading your blog. I love High Tea and Beautiful eyes. Very talented.

pardeep
pardeep79@hotmail.com

classic • casual • home said...

Happy birthday!!! You are so talented. The High Tea would really dress up my little beverage center in my kitchen!

Ursula Carmona said...

I can't believe it has only been two years! Well I am inspired... I also love following you on Pinterest. Congrats, keep up the inspiration.
I adore your high tea photo.

Maggie M said...

Congrats! Great blog! I would choose the postmodernity print.

Maggie M said...

I follow you on facebook as well. Congrats again!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Hotel Vancouver:)
Alsanderson@shaw.ca

JRA said...

LOVE the architectural prints, I'm a newbie to your blog but will definitely be back regularly and follow you on Twitter! Happy 2nd birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on turning 2! Love your blog since I stumbled upon it not long ago. I adore your Hotel Vancouver 2011 print. I hope to be able to add it to my newly started art collection.

Happy Valentine's Day!

tammiehoekstra@gmail.com

clustres said...

Happy Birthday! I love the Hotel Vancouver prints especially!

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