Monday, July 6, 2009

Blogoversary & Free Stuff

Debbie from News from Goat Creek picked the first art print!
Joyce from Scrap fo Joy picked the first pillow!
Kathy at Coops Cottage gets art print #2!
Debbie at Cumberland Books gets the final goodie - pillow #2!

Yesterday marked one year since I began my blog. I find it a bit hard to believe that I've stuck with it for a whole year ~ enjoying every minute of it, I might add! I love all the inspiration I find and all the lovely women I've met. I enjoy peeks into their homes and seeing things they've created. There's been some great recipes to be found and wonderful words of encouragement and wisdom! I've enjoyed meeting their families, reading about their lives ~smiling at the silly stuff, and praying for them when life's a little rough.
I'm grateful that having my blog has made me look a bit more inside myself, it's made me dig into my memories and I've enjoyed laughing at some of the things I've remembered ~ I've even enjoyed reflecting on things that weren't quite such happy thoughts.
My blog is also a very special way to show photos of my grandbabies to my family and friends far away ~ I do love showing off those babies!!

I've been challenged a bit too! I want to create more, I want to cook more (hope my family skips over this one in case I change my mind), I want to explore more and I want to enjoy my home more. To that end I continue to sort through and weed out my stuff! I need to Simplify!

I found a couple more things that I don't need and thought my friends in blog land might like to have. There are two of each of the above pictured items. The sweet little pillow is about 8 inches square ~ it's not handmade by me, but it is nicely stitched by someone!
The art print is by tole painter Pal Olson and it measures 9x12 inches. What a special message is shares!

As I mentioned their are two pillows and two prints ~ if you'd like one of them please let me know. Just comment here and tell me which one you'd like. The first two comments for each item will win! That makes a total of four different winners!!

So come on ~ help me out! Give these things a good home!


Goat Creek Grandma said...

I too feel the same way about my blog. I do enjoy reading yours and seeing those beautiful babies. I feel blessed at having a blog friend like you.

I love the art print. Would look good in my diningroom when I get it redone. :)

Enjoy your monday!

Scrap for Joy said...

I'm on vacation but just saw this cute pillow and read your post...woohoo-I would love this for my guestroom. It would make my guests feel so at home. Thanks for a chance Marie! We'll be home tonight!

Heather J. said...

Hi Marie - congrats on your Blogoversary! I'm so glad you joined us here in the blogsphere. :)

Regina said...

Happy Anniversary! I just celebrated mine too. Can you believe a year has gone by already?

In case I haven't told you lately...I'm so glad you blog. Sometimes what you share is *just* the thought I need.

Be blessed,

our shabby cottage said...

Oh, Happy Blogaversary for yesterday Marie - i have been absent for a few days with the holidays and occupying children!! Well done to the recipients of the wonderful free stuff!!!

Debbie S said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary!

That pillow is so cute! I love hand-embroidery - wish I had time to do more of it myself.

Debbie in KY

Debbie S. said...

Forgot to add: I'd love to have the pillow for my bedroom if it isn't already going to someone else.

Congrats again on the bogoversary!

Debbie S.

debbie at
dot com