Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Blog Give-Away


When I first sat down to the computer beside my daughter a little over one year ago, with very little computer knowledge, I had no idea where this endeavor would take me. This weekend will be the 300th time I sat down to this computer and shared a post with all of you. I am totally amazed at what a blessing the blogging world has become to me. The friendships I've made, the places I have been privileged to visit(via the blogs), the recipes I have tried and kept, the decorating tips and dreams I have acquired, and the spiritual encouragement I find...it has all been a very special gift to me. In light of one of the purposes of this blog, I have created a simple, homemade gift to give away to one of you.




I purchased this unfinished wooden tray from the clearance shelf at Michaels, for $ 4.00. I painted it with an antique tan paint, embellished it with faux flowers, tiny crystals, and a butterfly. On one of my visits to the HomeGood's Store I found a box with six glass mugs. They can be used for any hot or cold drinks. On a visit to an antique mall last summer, I found the crystal creamer and the glass sugar holder. This tray will be easy to carry to the table when serving your guests coffee or tea, after dinner.

I have the right packaging for mailing this tray and the contents. For the next two days, I will collect all comments made on this blog. You may comment more than once if you wish to. I will store them in a crock until Saturday morning. At that time my husband will choose one name for the winner.

It is a simple, inexpensive creation, but it includes a great big, heartfelt thankyou from me, to you. You...each one of you, the ones that commment and the ones that do not, have been the richest and most rewarding blessing to me. I cannot begin to tell you how much I have learned and continue to learn from each of you. "Some people make the world more special just by being in it." quote from Linda LaTourelle

49 comments:

Stacey said...

300 posts - that's quite an accomplishment! Congratulations.

I'm so glad I found your blog. Don't remember how I found it but it's fun everyday.

Your give away is very nice. :)

southerninspiration said...

wow, 300 posts.....that IS something to celebrate! And what a nice giveaway you have designed!

suzanne

I agree that the blog world is a VERY nice place to be!

Lovella said...

Congratulations on your 300th post. I was amazed after my first year of blogging. . how much I had learned and how much I had loved it all. . .
Your giveaway is beautiful .. and I'm smiling at the enormity of it. .the last time I put together a giveaway it cost more to mail than the gift. . .
Perhaps you will deliver in person. .

Alison said...

Congratulations! I just started blogging in January and have learned so very much and "met" some really interesting people. I'm so glad that I found this blog...I find it inspiring and encouraging. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win a wonderful hand-made gift :)

Melanie said...

Congratulations on your 300th post. I have enjoyed getting to know you a bit through your classy & creative blog.
What a beautiful give a way!
I'd love to win it!!!
Melanie@Bella~Mella

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Judy, happy 300th post. Congratulations. This is exactly like something I would expect you to do.....how gracious!

Your giveaway is lovely and the work on your tray is so sweet.

You make me smile, Barb

The lady of the house... said...

oh, how wonderful!! can it be a year already??? i am so proud of you for trying this new thing and EXCELLING at it!!!!
can't wait for the next 300!!!!

Tracy said...

Congratulations, dear Judy! = ) What a lovely and perfectly fitting way to celebrate! Your creativity is endless, my friend. Your gifts of kindness, encouragement and hospitality are evident in everything you do. I'm so thrilled you sat down at your computer 300 posts ago and started blogging. My life is richer in so many ways for knowing you.

Sweet blessings,
Tracy

P.S. Please do not include me in your giveaway. I've already been so privileged to win that beautiful apron. Thank you! = )

Wanda said...

How fun, Judy! 300 times!!!! Congratulations! And, I must say THANK YOU for being a blessing to me...300 times over! Love, Wanda

LisaShaw said...

Congratulations Judy!! WOW 300th post??!! I'm looking forward to reading another 300. You have absolutely blessed my heart in MORE ways than words can express.

The love and tender care that only YOU can put into anything and everything is certainly displayed in the generous gift you put together. It's beautiful!

Love you much.

LisaShaw said...

O and I love the photo on the top right side bar with the flowers and the flag. Wonderful.

Peggy said...

I am very please I found you. If I were to win your thoughtful gift, I would be glad to pay the postage to Kentucky. When my job went away, I had lost a little self-confidence in myself, blogging and learning so many new things, exchanges with WOW, (woman of wisdom), and all the inspiration have helped restore that to me. Thanks for your part. I will have something on next Wednesday's post for you.
QMM

Tara said...

Wow Miss Judy! 300 posts of blessing to all! I seriously think that I may have read or at least skimmed every one of those! What FUN! Thanks so much for using your gifts from the Lord to Bless others! Thank you thank you! I always look forward to viewing your blog!! Love ya!

Debra said...

Amazing, you are amazing! Congratulations on 300 posts!! I am so excited for you and proud of you. It is so fun to see how much you enjoy the world of blogging! Way to go!

Blessings each day said...

So nice of you to do this. However, the most important thing is just to wish you Congratulations on a job well done!!

Isn't it a blessing to find so many Christ loving people, too?

blessings on your event,

marcy

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very, very

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P-R-O-U-D

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of my big sister!

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That is amazing!!

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And we get our name put in for each time we comment???

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luzee said...

from your favorite youngest sister

luzee said...

think how cheap it would be to deliver that HUGE tray to ME??? only a 10 minute drive!!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Ladies...She is 10 years younger than me, and I think my mother was just too tired to raise her properly. Oh, but you would love visiting with her because she adds humor and pizazz to every family get together. She goes by Luzee on my comment page...just in case you were wondering????

Tracy said...

Hilarious! Sister love, indeed! = )

Happy @ Home said...

Judy,
Congratulations on 300 posts!! I have been back to read every one of them and enjoyed them all. The sweet, caring and creative lady that I know you are shines through in all of them. I hope you will continue to brighten our days for at least 300 more.
What a beautiful tray you have created and the addition of the pretty mugs and cream and sugar is so thoughtful, not to mention pretty.

I had to laugh at your sister's comments. If she doesn't win I think you might need to make another tray :-)

Charli and me said...

Wow 300 posts....Way to go! Congratulations ♥ I'm so glad you started blogging ♥ What a beautiful giveaway!

Sara said...

Wow Judy...or is it Michelle???
:-) 300 blogs!! WOW....I've enjoyed reading them & seeing all the neat ideas & recipes!!
You truly are amazing.....
<3 u!

Sara said...

Oh my...just read over the comments...luzee...I'd say you're trying to win????????????
Made me laugh....

linda said...

Just stopping by for the first time and thought I'd leave a comment, hope you don't mind.

Congrats on your 300th post...I just reached mine as well. Where does the time go!?! I totally agree with you about how much blogging has blessed your life. I could have written this post myself. I never imagined the enjoyment I would receive from it. I'm so thankful I gave it a try.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Congratulations on your 300th post! I'm so glad I met you some 100 posts ago...and I hope to keep coming back for more. It's always an encouragement to read your blog.

amy said...

Congratulations Judy!

What a lovely giveaway!!

By the way, the artist in my last blog post is my daughter. I only wish I could draw like that! Thanks for your kind words.

Charmingdesigns said...

Yahoo!!! 300. Isn't it wonderful!!! You know what your good news is....
You WON, yep, You won my GIVEAWAY!! Please send me your address. I'm at lm.sm@comcast.net
Laurie/Charmingdesigns

Just a little something from Judy said...

Just to let you know, I erased several of my sister's comments, as to not overwhelm the page with them AND wanted to assure any participants, she will have to wait for a special, seperate something just for her...this drawing is for the rest of you!

Carm said...

Hi Judy..I'm sorry to say a give-away brought me out of "hiding" ....shame on me...but I have been reading for a few months now...I am an old friend of Janelle's :-)...I really enjoy your posts and writing you do a GREAT job...keep up the good work...it's beautiful!!
carmela
PS...I "blog" for my mom's store once in awhile..check it out...cottonwoodhouse.blogspot.com

Connie said...

Sorry I missed your giveaway but am so glad to have you as a blog friend. Your blog is such an encouragement and I too have enjoyed one year of blogging today(I just realized it!) Guess I better get to work on a new post! Have a wonderful weekend. Connie

Joanna Jenkins said...

I just stopped by because I liked the name of your blog-- It sounded so inviting. And I'm glad I did! What a lovely place to visit and relax. You have a good eye and a nice way to storytelling. I'll be back again so. And CONGRATS on #300! That's BIG.

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