Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My very first Giveaway!!!

First of all, make sure that you have the music turned on when you read this post. I love this song! Its kind of an oldie but whenever I hear it, I smile and get a happy feeling inside. I'm so excited to be having my very first give-away! I've almost made it to 200 posts! This one is my 198th post! WOW! I have met so many wonderful people out here in blog land and have gotten so many creative ideas for my little cottage! It has been a blast! I've met a few 'special' people here that I feel like are really 'friends' to me. You have encouraged me with your kind words. Especially on days that I didn't even feel like getting out of bed because of the Fibro. So many people don't even try to understand this disorder and most of the time I don't even try to explain it to anyone anymore. (Save that for a different post.) I just want to say thank you for visiting me here on my blog and leaving me such kind comments. It truly means so much to me!

Thank you for being...you! Each person that I have met touches my heart in a special way. Each one of you is special to me!


Now...on to my giveaway........This is a small diffuser that you just stick the little reeds into and the scent gets absorbed into them and releases into the air. This one has the scent of 'Tropical Island'. I love the blue roses painted on it.



The next item in my giveaway is this great smelling Yankee Candle called "Cottage Breeze". The name is even perfect and the picture on it looks so relaxing. I bought one for me too! Had to have it!







This next little sweetie is what I call a kitchen angel.....by Debbie Mumm. Isn't she adorable!? She is actually a sponge or scrubby holder to use at your kitchen sink. Looks like she has been watering your flowers too.






Next is this pretty tropical tea-light lamp. It has beautiful palm trees painted on it and the ocean. Makes me want to visit the beach! I haven't been to a beach in so long! But my favorite of all is this fabulous book called "Cottage Style". I'm talking 125 pages of total cottage bliss! I saw this book last month and I just had to buy two of them because I knew that it would be perfect for my first giveway! One for me and one for you! Who ever wins, will love this! I look at mine all of the time! I've gotten tons of ideas from this book!







All you gotta do is leave me a comment on this post and I will enter you in the drawing. If you like my blog and decide to be a follower, I will add your name again so that you will have two chances to win. If you are already a follower, you are already entered once and when you leave a comment you will be entered again!
Thanks for everything that you do to make my little piece of this big 'ole world a happy place!


Good Luck and Be Happy!







37 comments:

Tammy said...

Wow...when you have a give~away, you really have one!

Hey~I have a little something for you at my blog...don't forget to come by! ;D

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

What a sweet post! I feel the same way about blogging. It really has been such a blessing in my life and I have met so many treasured friends because of it. And you are one of those. So thank you Lee...for being you!

What a fun giveaway! That cottage style book looks awesome.

~Amanda

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I have that book too and it's really nice! How nice of you to have a giveaway! I really love Yankee candles!

Caroline said...

What a great giveaway Lee Laurie. I agree with everything you say about blogging. I never knew that it would become so rewarding...I wish I could meet everyone that I have gotten to know thru blogging. As for the fibro...it is all new to me. I don't know much about it yet. My brother is currently being tested for it. Take care and talk to you soon.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

200 post. WOW. That is wonderful. Now, please please oh please sign me up!!! I want to WIN! hehe but i'll be happy with whomever wins.

How your dog coming along missLL?

I hope today is better for you my friend. It's a rough spot, I know. HUGS my dear.

Tanza said...

hi Lee Laurie,
WoW !!What a give-away girlie !! Put my name in pretty please !! Hope your day is wonderful and going well !! Hugs to you ~tea~xo

Annette said...

Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog today! Your giveaway looks great and I love your blog.
Annette

King of New York Hacks said...

wow ...things to make my taxi smell better hahahah

Piney Rose said...

Oh how nice this giveaway is. I know what you mean about people not understanding fibro. Believe me, being a medical transcriptionist, I know that it is really a rampant syndrome not understood by many of the population - and even some doctors! I hope you had a good day today.

blushing rose said...

Lee Laurie, blogging has brought so many wonderful 'new' friends into my life ... they hold a very special place in my heart & are deeply treasured ... you were one of the very firsts.

What a bountiful fun giveaway & so many lovely items. TY for accepting my entry.

Hope things are going well for you now. TTFN ~Marydon

Cindy said...

Wow, congrats and thank you! I'm not very good at blogging, but I love to read them. :)

I'm following you, btw.

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Wonderful giveaway, and Congrats on all the fabulous posts!!!
Yankee Candles are the best aren't they? They're my favorite!! I hope you're having a wonderful week my friend, and I love the music, gets me to moving!!! ;)
♥ Teresa

Marilyn said...

WOWIEEEEE..... What a wonderful give-away!!!!!
Debbie Mumm is one of my fav designer/artists.... I love to do counted cross stitch from her leaflets!!
I too, am so happy we blog together. You are a good friend!!
Love,
Marilyn

denisemarie in Houston, TX said...

Wow, I can't even imagine 100 much less 200 posts. You've put together a great giveaway.

Blessings xox!

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Lee Laurie,
It's so nice to meet you my friend! Thank you very much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I really appreciate it.
You're always welcome!

Your blog is wonderful and I'm so glad you came by so that I could find you as well. You are having a beautiful giveaway. ~WOW! How generous of you! Everything is just lovely. I'm having my Birthday giveaway this coming up Sunday so feel free to stop by and enter as well.

Have a wonderfully blessed day.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

Captured by Love said...

Hello! Just found your blog! What a sweet giveaway! The book and candle sound the yummyist! =)

I became a follower too!

Sares said...

Great giveaway!I love Yankee candles, they smell soooo good. That book looks like it could keep me entertained for a while too. I've posted your fabulous giveaway onto my sidebar for you, even if it does lessen my odds, LOL! Have a great day and I hope you are feeling well.

Counting Your Blessings said...

You're so sweet to offer such a great gift! And your blog is looking absolutely gorgeous. Blessings.. Polly

Stevie said...

First, I don't know if I would qualify to be in your giveaway. However, congrads on number 200 coming up. I seems like the other day....you were talking about your "button phobia". I feel like we do have some good friends out there....some we have never met.

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow, happy 200th! I am not even have way there. I know what you mean, you meet the very best people on the blogs. I have only been at it since Feb and I feel I made life long friends. Your blog is beautiful. Martha

Joanne Kennedy said...

Hi,

What a lovely giveaway you are having. I love everything in your package! That book would be fun to read and go through over and over again as the smells from the candle fill the room.

Oh there I go day dreaming again. LOL

I love your blog.

I don't have fibro but I do have cronic neck pain. You are so right, people don't understand what it is like to be in pain all the time. I've had two surgeries and they think I should be pain free now. Wish I was. I just learned to not talk about it any more. It's my life and I had to learn to deal with it.

So I can relate to how you feel and my heart goes out to you.

Hugs,
Joanne

Sandi (Meme) said...

Ok, sign me up, and then come over to my blog and sign up for my first giveaway! I'm going to follow you, and watch what fun things you might be up to!

Beach Vintage said...

I love the name of that beautiful candle. I can smell it now. I wanted to thank-you for dropping by Beach Vintage and leaving a comment.

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Congratulations on you upcoming 200th post and what a wonderful giveaway to have. Like you, I also enjoy blogging and all the wonderful people that you meet in blog land. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi!
Congrats on your almost 200th anniversary! That is great...

The is a wonderful giveaway! Please don't include me in your drawing. I am moving and trying not to have to pack extra things.
Hugs,
Penny

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie Lee, What a generous giveaway you have planned. So many pretties. Some lucky and blessed person will be so happy. I have not see the cottage breeze candle. I bet the scent is wonderful.
Your words about blogging are so kind and I think you have spoken for so many about the joys and blessings of blogging friends. You are a true gem to blogland. Thank you for your friendship. I pray God heals your fibromyalgia.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Lisa @ On Cloud Pink said...

Hi there Lee,

Congratulations! 200 - WOW!

I'm glad you found me. I truly enjoy reading your blogs - they make me smile. Keep them coming.
Take care & God bless.

Toodlepeeps.

Cheri Peoples said...

Love the give away. I want that cottage book-it looks like a treasure.

Cheri

passion4pink said...

Whoa!! here I am & i wouldn't miss your giveaway for quids!!!Yey love your choice of gifts too, love to have just one of them but being so far away I would be happy to just be part of the fun.
cheers
vicki

Diane said...

This is so generous of you. Thank you so much for the opportunity. xoxo

ginny said...

OOh please enter me in your giveaway!! This is my first visit to your blog. I just wanted to say that I was a bridal consultant for over 8yrs. until I lost my job in 2008. Also, I do understand Fibro. My good friend suffers so much from it and I feel so bad for her pain.
Also, my never ending dream is to own my own little cottage. We live in the Great Lakes State and cottages are abundant. However, the financial aspect to obtain on is not..for us, anyway.
I am taking a good look at your blog and will put it on my blog list!
Thanks again. ginny

The imPerfect Houswife said...

YES, I would LOVE to enter your giveaway!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - can't wait to see who wins the candy! I have to come back here and spend more time - your blog is adorable ~

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a great giveaway! Loved reading your blog. Great to make new blog friends. Please come and visit when you get a chance.

Hugs :)

Irma

Bellamere Cottage said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Yes! Please enter my name....I'd LOVE to win.

Blessings,
Spencer

Joyfulsister said...

Aloha Sister!!
First of all I just wanted to stop by and say hello, and to thank you for your visit to my blog, and for sharing your heart with me. I am always blessed to meet a new friend, sister from the hesrt. Congrats on your 200the post. isn't it amazing to look back and see the friendships made during your blogging journey.
May you continue on your way and be a blessing to those who stgop by, like me!!! (SMILES)

Hugz Lorie

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Okay i've been reaallllly good about not entering twice a day every day!! Pick me pick me please... heheheh

I hope your feeling better LL!! Hugs and blessings to you.
Tammy

throuthehaze said...

Great giveaway! Count me in please!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com