Friday, June 22, 2012

Were you raised in a barn?

I cannot tell you how many times my Mother yelled that at me when I was a kid. And I usually answered, "No, but I wish I was!" While I was terrified (still am) of farm animals, I loved barns. Living in the city made barns seem so quaint, almost romantic. I loved the rustic beams and the weathered wood, the gooseneck lights, the sliding barn doors...
My first barn  
You know you had one!
I played with that thing all the time. I would put the rooster, dog and pig in the upstairs of the barn and made sure the sliding doors were shut tight. I'd have the horse and the cow pull that plastic farmer in his little tractor all around my shag carpet fields. And of course, I'd put my finger inside the barn door and press on that "Moooooooo" button. Non-stop.
 So now, Im all grown up and Im going to have a real barn and farmhouse of my own!

Bicentennial Ohio Barn, down the street from our new place- isn't it gorgeous?

And do you know what I need for my barn and my new farmhouse? 
(no, not plastic roosters, plastic farmers or a door that goes, "MOOOOOOO") 


Barn Light Electric is an American company located in Titusville, Florida, and their products are manufactured in America. That's a biggie for Tractor Dan! You know, because we're American.

I cannot even tell you how excited I was when I saw this post on Urban Farmgirl's Blog. In addition to stalking her blog for great ideas, I found out about this: 

Barn Light's Online Giveaway 2012! 






1. Head on over to Barn Light Electric's website, and start your wish list. Which lights would you choose for your home?   

2. Next, put your choices on your own blog, with links, if possible.

3. At the bottom of your blog post, include the directions for entering the contest, along with the rules. Easy peasy.
4. Once your blog post is up, you must email your blog link to  to be qualified to win. The contest ends July 2nd, 2012.

 And now, on to MY choices!!  

Above my island, 2 of these beauties, please!
Barn Light Schoolhouse Pendant

Above my kitchen table
Triple Warehouse Diffuser Chandy

Above my sink, 2 please! 
Barn Light Radial Wave Flute Pendant

For the hallway off kitchen & bedrooms: 
Barn Light Radial Shade Sconce

 Which lights would you choose from Barn Light Electric?

Official Rules for Barnyard Electric Company Give-away

Official Giveaway Rules
Our one (1) $1,000.00, one (1) $500.00 (USD), and one (1) $250.00 (USD) Barn Light Electric Gift Certificate Giveaway ("Giveaway") is sponsored by Barn Light Electric Company (owner and operator of, 3405 South Washington Avenue Titusville, Florida 32780.
ELIGIBILITY: To enter, you must be age 18 or older. Anyone else may enter, however, additional shipping rates will apply if shipping outside the continental United States. Employees, partners and vendors of Barn Light Electric Company and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. We will disqualify any entries that we believe are generated by scripts and other automated technology. All prizes will be awarded. No substitutions including for cash are permitted. Winners will be responsible and liable for any and all taxes, duties or fees on the value of their prize.
TO ENTER: Please follow our provided rules to enter:
  1. Look around online at Barn Light Electric and pick lights you’d love to own
  2. Feature your lighting picks on your personal blog, and link to the lights if you can!
  3. Copy/Paste these rules at the bottom of your blog article
  4. Once your personal post is up, you must email your blog link to: to be qualified to win – the contest ends July 2nd, 2012
  5. Don’t have a blog? Find out how you can enter by visiting our website or read these Official Rules
For those that do not have a blog but wish to enter, please email the following information to
  1. First & Last Name
  2. Mailing Address
  3. City, State, Zip
  4. Valid Email Address
An email from the entrant including their blog link must be sent to in order to become an official entry. You are allowed ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Entries are open from 06/04/2012 at 12:00 am EST to 07/02/2012 at 11:59 pm PST. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Normal time, toll, connection and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet service provider will apply. All entries become the property of the Barn Light Electric Company. By submitting your entry, you will be agreeing that your email and any other information collected in connection with the Giveaway may be used by Barn Light Electric Company in accordance with Barn Light Electric Company's Privacy Policy and may be shared with Barn Light Electric Company's affiliated business entities. All entries must include the entrants valid email address. The email address provided and used by online entrants will be the identity of the entrant and, if selected for a prize, the identity of the winner. We expressly reserve the right to disqualify any entries that we believe in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Giveaway Rules.
WINNERS: After the entry period, three winners will be chosen at random. One (1) $1,000.00, one (1) $500.00 (USD), and one (1) $250.00 Barn Light Electric Gift Certificate will be awarded to each winner. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting the entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered. The Giveaway will be conducted under the supervision of Barn Light Electric Company. The decisions of Barn Light Electric Company are final and binding in all matters relating to this Giveaway. The three winners will be notified by email to the email address provided in the entry. Upon notification and prize acceptance, one (1) $1,000.00, one (1) $500.00 winner, and one $250.00 winner will receive an electronic gift certificate redeemable only at Winner's selection of product can be ordered online or via phone. It is the winner’s responsibility to confirm the order is correct upon receiving the electronic Invoice from Barn Light Electric Company. The amount of the gift certificate can be used towards shipping costs if located within the continental United States, however, additional shipping rates will apply if shipping outside the continental United States. Winners will be responsible and liable for any and all taxes, fees and duties on the value of their prize. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Each entry submitted in response to the Giveaway and in accordance with the rules will constitute an official entry. Winners will be announced on or around July 6th, 2012.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Giveaway if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Giveaway Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of Barn Light Electric Company. Participation in the Giveaway is at entrant's own risk. Barn Light Electric Company shall make its best efforts to include all valid entrants into the contest. Barn Light Electric Company shall not be responsible for unintentionally excluding valid entrants from the possible winners and also shall not be responsible if valid entrants are not received due to communication errors relating to the internet, email, computer or telephone network failures, human error such as a Barn Light Electric Company employee accidentally not including the entrant in the random drawing, or for any other reason. Barn Light Electric Company does not make any, and hereby disclaims any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize. By entering, an entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Barn Light Electric Company and its respective partners, sponsors, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, "Claims") that may arise from their acceptance, possession and/or use of any prize or their participation in this promotion, or from any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Giveaway will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Barn Light Electric Company reserves the right to modify these Official Contest Rules in any way or at any time. Barn Light Electric Company reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Giveaway should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Giveaway. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Barn Light Electric Company shall promptly post a notice on their online Giveaway page to such effect.


  1. This sounds interesting. I am going to check it out.
    I am a new follower.
    Have fun staking!

  2. They have some really neat stuff! Thanks for following, I enjoy your blog!

  3. I saw your picture/comment on For the Love of a House's blog and had to come see. Your picture is adorable!
    I too have always loved barns but the big animals were scary! My husband was raised on a dairy farm and his mother still lives there. I've always wanted to paint their barn red but his mother went with gray many years ago and won't change!
    LOL on the "were you born in a barn"! I heard that one a few times!
    I'm a Michigan girl located way up north in Traverse City.

    1. Hi, Liz! Im glad you stopped by! I think I used the same line on my girls when they were teenagers- little piggies!! Im a OSU Buckeye fan, but I'm gonna head on over to your blog anyway!! LOLOLOL!!

  4. That is exciting!! We still don't have a barn, but I am excited to report that the mister is interested in getting a horse when he retires. A long way off, but it's exciting to me.

  5. If I could get over my irrational fear of large farm animals, a horse would be my choice!! Lucky you!! Thanks for stopping over, Anita!

  6. That's exciting! I hope you win. It's as if it were meant to be. Good luck! Crossing my fingers for ya!

    1. Thanks! I would be so happy! Thanks for coming over, Brandi!

  7. Hubby and I we are planning to live 6 months in the country and 6 in the city when we retire. We want to enjoy both the relaxed country life and the exciting city life as well!

    Have a great week!

    1. I'm fortunate that our "big city" will only be about 40 minutes from our new place! The best of both worlds!! Well, for me at least! :)

  8. Sounds like fun following your dream of having your own barn.
    Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

  9. Thanks, Mary Alice! Oh, and if you ever want to get rid of that glass!!

  10. How exciting! I love all of these lights... they are just perfect for a farmhouse!


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