*This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the Winner, Martha E.*

Well friends, today is kind of a big day for Inspired by Charm, me, and you as well. This post is IBC’s 1000th post! Can you even believe that? I certainly can’t. A few weeks ago a friend and fellow blogger announced she had reached her 1,000 mark, so I thought I would check to see how close I was to mine. Good thing I checked when I did because I was at 989 posts.

I started this blog on January 4, 2009. That’s a little over five years ago. And through those years so many things have happened and changed both here on IBC and in my own life. Five years ago I bought a B&B and opened a gift shoppe. Now that adventure is closed, I’m able to live a dream I never really knew I had of being a full-time Lifestyle Blogger. Even though I’m still trying to figure out how to live my best possible life day-to-day, when it comes to major decisions in my life, I’ve always left my heart open. And somehow I’ve always found clarity and the right path to follow. It’s pretty amazing.

Anyway, I won’t bore you with all of that. I did. however, want to say thank you for all of your support over these past five years and 1,000 posts. Your comments, emails, likes, shares, pins, etc. are so immensely appreciated. They allow me to continue to do what I do and share it all with you. So thank you. A million times over, thank you!

To show my appreciation, I thought I would do an epic giveaway. Probably the biggest I’ve ever done on IBC. But before we get to that, I thought it would be fun to share my Top Five favorite posts from IBC. I’ve selected five for each of the following categories: Cooking / Baking, Home Decor, and DIY! It will be a little walk down memory lane.

1000th Post | Inspired by Charm

Cooking / Baking
Nutella Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing
Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies
Out-of-this-World Corn Dip
Pizza Bread
Strawberry Malt Ball Cake

Home Decor
Garden Suite Curtains and Tutorial
The Making of My Office
A Colorful Christmas Tree
Ode to Oz
Setting the Table with BHG

DIY / Crafts
How to Make a Hand-Painted Sign
Gold Magnetic Letters
Paint-Dipped Brass Candlesticks
Felt Ball Coasters
Hens and Chicks Wall Planter

Even if some of my older posts are cringe-worthy, it’s fun to look back. It’s a reflection on how much we’ve all grown and changed in lots of wonderful ways.

Also, if you haven’t yet, be sure to sign up for the IBC email list. You can do so via the sidebar or at the end of every post. In the next week or two I’m going to be publishing a weekly newsletter with exclusive content, giveaways, etc. You don’t want to miss it.

Anyway, on to the giveaway! As you gathered from the post title, I’m giving away and iPad Air! Pretty sweet, right?And, as an added bonus, I’m throwing in two fun IBC treats. First, You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero (because it’s an incredibly motivating read). Second, the movie Teen Witch (because I’ve been totally obsessed with it since I was a tween and think everyone in the world should see it.)

1000th Post | Inspired by Charm

I’ll purchase the iPad Air 16GB from the Apple store once the winner is selected (Yep, this is coming straight out of my own pocket.). The winner can decide if she or he would like the Space Gray or Silver. The movie and book will come straight from my house and I may even throw in a few other goodies! Oh, and this giveaway is for readers worldwide!

As usual, I’m using Rafflecopter to manage this giveaway. The widget will appear below; just give it time to load. If you want to see a video or read more about how to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway, click here.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. (Those viewing this in an email or blog reader will need to visit the actual blog post by clicking here. The widget may not appear if you are on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.) Again, please allow a few moments for it to appear. Simply answer the question in the widget to be entered to win this fabulousness! While not required to enter, bonus entries are available for following on social media.

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Again, thank you all so very, very much! Here’s to 1,000 more posts! Good luck everyone!

This giveaway is available to readers worldwide. You must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited. This giveaway will end Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly selected. I was not compensated to host this giveaway. The prizes come straight from my heart.

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Comments

  • Katie O'Connor at

    Love your ideas and blog πŸ™‚

  • Gert Kirkland at

    Thanks for the giveaway, love your blog. Always full of ideas.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You’re welcome! Thank you!

      xo Michael

  • Cheryl at

    Congrats and here’s to 1000 more!!

  • Kim McCoy at

    Hi Michael,
    Congratulations on 1,000 posts! Thats incredible. Although I have only been with you for about a year-I have been enjoying all your posts. Love your style and creativity. Keep up the fantastic work!
    Kim McCoy-Williamsburg, VA

  • TERRY at

    Congrats on your 1K posting…and many more to come!!!

  • Rachel Cartucci at

    Wow,that is a whole bunch of post! Congrats on 1000!!! Wishes for many happy posting to come! I just found your blog but I am all up in it now…new stalker. THANKS SO MUCH!

  • Terri at

    Congratulations on your 1000th post. I always look forward to each and every one. I can’t even count how many projects and recipes you have inspired me to try. I have made the “out of this world corn dip” more times than acceptable! We even ate it for dinner once. I can’t wait to see where your “yellow brick road” leads! πŸ˜€

  • Hema Suresh at

    Thank you Michael ! I love all your ideas and recipes.

  • Amy at

    Congratulations on reaching this milestone! I knew you had great things ahead of you when I met you at PSU, and it’s wonderful to see your success.

    –Amy, formerly of McElwain

  • Meg Merkley at

    Super excited for your blog! Thanks for all your effort. Love all you share.

  • Shannon M at

    Break out the bubbly!!!! Make yourself a cake… ( ok… A pie!!!) enjoy your celebration!!!! I have to say you always make me happy when you host a giveaway that you personally buy for your readers!!! ( sniff sniff.. I get a little weepy). It’s just not done often in the blogging world and it lets your readers know what a sweet giver you are as a person!!! Thank you !!!

  • Lauren at

    Congratulations on 1,000 Michael! Love your style in everything!

  • dawn@joyfulscribblings at

    Congratulations! I just recently started following so I’ll have to go back and check out some of your past posts that you’ve highlighted. It’s encouraging to see other bloggers successes. Thanks for sharing your journey. I’m sure you’ve put a lot of hard work into it. I look forward to 1,000 more posts πŸ™‚

  • Meg at

    Huge congrats on reaching 1,000 posts — quite an accomplishment! Happy to have discovered your site and been inspired by your decor, recipes and more. Keep up the great work!

  • TracyG at

    Congratulations and all the best as you move forward to your next 1,000 post! You are creative, helpful, informative, warm and REAL! That’s what makes you so loveable.

  • Deb @ PaperTurtle at

    Congratulations on your 1,000th post, Michael! Such a cool accomplishment. All the best on your next 1,000 posts, and thanks for offering such a sweet giveaway!

  • girlfromwva at

    Congrats to you on your 1000th post! I love watching all that you do; from crafts to baking to decorating to cooking. You present it to us in a way that is easily followed & understood. You are warm & funny & genuine. Thanks so much!

  • Julia D. at

    Way to go! So great you’ve hit the big time number. Keep up the good work and it is such a joy to follow your fantastic blog site.
    Thank you.

  • Heather at

    You are so generous to give away these things from your own pocket. I always look forward to your blog posts. Congratulations on your 1,000th post!

  • Mel at

    Congrats! Keep up the amazing work Michael!

  • Heather B. in Cali. at

    Congratulations Michael and IBC! By far my favorite blog- inspiration and positive vibes around every corner of your world you let us into. Keep up the Awesomeness!! XX

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      What an honor to be your favorite! I appreciate that so much Heather! Thank you!

      xo Michael

  • Noelle at

    Keep all the fabulous posts coming! Love them all!

  • Terrie at

    Congratulations on 1,000 posts!! That’s awesome πŸ™‚ I love all the DIY projects you share!

  • Pam Ballard at

    Thanks for the giveaway. Love your blog. Truly inspiring.

  • Holly at

    Thanks, Michael! I only discovered your blog last winter, so I haven’t been around the 1,000 now, but I will definitely follow the next 1,000! πŸ™‚

  • Rita at

    It is absolutely impossible to pick a single favorite moment. I am inspired by and look forward to every post! Congrats on the 1000th post amd thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awww! Thank you so much Rita! πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Arlene at

    Congrats!! Can’t wait for many more posts to come!!

  • chrissy@thePEARLblog at

    congrats! and thanks for the amazing giveaway! ps the link to your google+ gave me an error in the raffle copter but on your blog it worked! xoxo

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! And thank you – I fixed the Google+ link. πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Judy Perez at

    Congratulations on your 10000 Michael. I love the blog and love the hens and chicks. I did this and am loving how it continues to grow and spread.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you Judy! They will! Mine is almost too big! Haha.

      xo Michael

  • shar at

    Congratulations on your 1,000 post; I hope there’s at least a 1,000 more!

  • Lisa B at

    What a thoughtful giveaway. Thank you so much. I really enjoy your ideas and love seeing that you aren’t afraid of colour when it comes to decorating. Your blog makes me smile on days when I’m full of work stress. Thank you for what you do. Smiles to you.
    Lisa

  • Jane Barlow at

    One of the first sites I checked out on Pinterest, so many good recipes and ideas, Love it.

  • Vicki at

    So Generous Michael! Thank you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You’re so welcome! πŸ™‚

  • Elise at

    Love all your Holiday posts-Truly. Inspirational.

  • Michelle at

    Hi Michael, congrats on 1000 posts! πŸ™‚

  • Kimberly at

    I’m fairly new to IBC and still can’t believe I didn’t find you sooner. I’ve been sifting through all 1,000 posts and loving every minute. You are such a positive person and I’m thankful you let us take a peak into your journey. Keep up the great work! Here’s to 1,000 more πŸ™‚

  • Catherine at

    Congratulations!! Thanks so much for all the inspiration and for the chance in this great giveaway.

  • JoeyfromSC at

    wow, 1,000! Congrats on that milestone! I LOVE your blog & am so glad I found you late last year!

    I am still trying to play catch-up on those 1,000 posts ha..and I don’t comment alot, but love reading your blog & think you have amazing design taste! LOVE your recipes too..Forgot to put that on the form ha

    Thanks for the chance to win! VERY generous of you & it’s much appreciated! I’d faint if I won haha

    enjoy your weekend!

  • Rose Angel at

    BIG Congrats, Michael on your 1,000th post! Looking forward to reading more!

  • Linda K. at

    I liked your Mason Jar cheesecakes.

  • mary wyatt at

    I only found you at christmas, but when I added you to my reader, I went back at least 250 posts in your archives, so I feel like I have been around longer! Congratulations on 1000 posts!

  • Birdiebee at

    I like reading about your designs and BTW, I like your new sectional.

  • Janine at

    I just found your blog, and I love it! Congratulations on your high posting achievement.

  • Elizabeth G. at

    I love all of your posts about entertaining!

  • Dacia at

    Excited about the giveaway. What’s the hot decorating trend for Spring, Michael?

  • Elle at

    I loved going down memory lane with you. Those were some great posts. It must have been TOUGH to choose your faves. I’m excited about your new decor adventure. I’m sure we will be inspired!

  • Jason at

    Congrats!! I’ve just found you recently, but love reading!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Jason!

      xo Michael

  • Lynn at

    Love your blog photography and use of color! Congratulations on your 1000th post! My son’s Scout group devoured your Easy Cheesy Pizza Puffs in roughly 2.3 minutes and my Mister is a huge fan of your Blue cheese buffalo meatballs! πŸ™‚

  • Alice at

    Hi Michael,
    Congratulations, I love your posts and hope to be able to read 1,000 more.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the IPOD.

    Sincerely,
    Alice Gatto

  • Nicole at

    Congratulations on 1,000 posts Michael!! Can’t wait to see your next 1,000!!

  • yogamom27 at

    I admire your thoughtfulness in giving away an iPad to your fans. You have such great ideas and give me inspiration in so many areas of my life. Congratulations on your milestone of 1,000 posts.

  • rnwanabe at

    Congrats on 1000 post keep em coming love seeing all your pinterest pins :0

  • JoeyfromSC at

    Has the winner been announced yet? thanks! Have a great day!

  • Lynne Beveridge at

    I know I am a little late, but “Congrats on your 1000 Posts” Michael! I so enjoy all you post on facebook, pin on pinterest, and share with on your blog. Keep it all coming. Will always be a fan and continue to enjoy. xoxo

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