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Friday, November 23, 2007

G I V E A W A Y ! ! !

I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones and tons of yummy autumnal foods! Those of us who danced in Natasha's vintage prom certainly burned off enough calories to have a huge piece of pie with whipped cream. Or at least that's what I was telling myself as I ate a manly piece of pumpkin pie decorated with Vermont maple sugar candies :)

Now ... to the giveaway! My 100th post is just a few posts away, but I just can't wait to celebrate! I struggle so with my crippled camera, my non-photoshop paint program and my verbiage that getting to 100 posts is definitely something to celebrate! With two small rambunctious boys most of my posts (and blogging) are done way before the sun rises and I have so enjoyed making my cup of tea, parking my chair over the heating vent and visiting all of you, immersing myself in your thoughts, creations and worlds, and then adding my own voice to that community. Truly I feel blessed to know such wonderful women! I never dreamed that the blogiverse would be as rich, as rewarding and as wonderful as I have discovered it to be! Thank you all for your friendship, your visits and for sharing of yourselves at my blog for the past 100 posts!!! For the "first 100 posts", I thought a giveaway of "firsts", in this case first editions of great magazines, would be fun.

I also have the results of the etsy banner poll. The winning banner is: The second fancy one! I liked both of these so thanks for helping me decide which way to go. With banner in place .... I took the plunge and opened an etsy shop! You can see my new mini-etsy thing on the left. I've always wanted one of those -- they are so cute!! For opening my etsy store, a zen giveaway package to help promote calm and serenity though the crazy holiday shopping season

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post letting me know which prize you would like to win, "A" or "B".

New etsy shop ... sad little notice saying zero items sold. Zero is not the most confidence inspiring thing for a potential shopper to see. Anyone who would like to help that number transform itself out of 0 into a 1 will get my eternal thanks and a free little handmade thank you goody in their order in addition to the free holiday treat. Yeah for free stuff!

***Edited*** A very nice person has just helped me transform that zero! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Now .. I'm off to make a thank you goody!

And finally ... something sweet for the week. Look what I found when I was making an emergency milk run on Black Friday! Now I can make Starbuck's pumpkin spice lattes at home! Fraction of the cost, no lines, and same great pumpkin flavor! BTW I've never amused myself so much buying milk. Place was packed and everyone, and I mean everyone, was running around the store like rabid chickens heaping their arms up with sale goodies, many lugging two shopping carts around, ringing up bills that averaged 400 dollars,... and there was me.. two liters of milk and my new treat. The staff was very concerned that I simply hadn't been able to find what I needed. Hahaha..haahah! Are you not supposed to buy normal groceries on Black Friday?


KV said...

Well, pumpkin coffee and milk sound like marvelous purchases on Black Friday to me -- I don't even go near any store that day!

Congrats on the near 100th post . . .

Kathy V in NM

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather, congratulations on your near 100th post!! A piece of pumpkin pie with Vermont maple sugar candies sounds delicious to us!! The Black Friday sounds like madness! Have a lovle Sunday:)

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Congrats on the 100th post. A or B would be sweet....but I especially love your handmade things :-) I am sure it won't be long before you register your first sale!

m i c h e l l e said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Heather! Good job mostly avoiding the crowds on Black Friday!

Congrats on your 100th post. Please enter me in your very sweet giveaway and I choose B.

Hope you enjoy your pumpkin spice lattes and your week!!!


Lori said...

Hi Heather! Congratulations on nearing your 1ooth post! Your etsy shop looks wonderful with your lovely new banner and all the goodies inside...I could go for one of those lattes right now, it is very cold here and I am a freeze baby!!!

Sherry said...

Oh I want the pumpkin spice coffee!!!! I'm drooling here!!

Congrats on etsy..I just started mine up today too...'tis the season and so on!! All the best with yours!

Katrina said...

Hi! Congratulations on your 100th post! I have been introduced to your 'Black Friday' only this year since I started blogging and have found so many little stories about the craziness of that day. Seeing as we don't have Thanksgiving I have been learning lots!

I would also like to enter into your draw and would love A thanks.

Have a great evening...
Katrina :)

Gracie said...

Ooh that's so great. Nearly your 100th post.Congrats!
I would love to enter your giveaway. A for me =)

And don't worry I'm sure you will have some items sold soon!

Oh and by the way. I'm having a little giveaway as well!! lol

Pinkie Denise said...

Congratulations on you 100th post, Wow! I have to say congratulations on you Etsy too. I am starting a shop too. I want to buy a website. I am a little scared, but exciting at the same time. I love pumpkin spice latte
yum, I don't go to starbuck's except for a splurge.Thanks for sharing Pinkie Denise
OH, I would love to win A am a magazine maniac!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Pumpkin coffee seems like a very fitting purchase for black Friday- as everyine is up at the crack of dawn (or earlier!! Congrats on your 100th post coming up- Sign us up for A!!
We agree with your words about wonderful blogland- we treasure all the wonderful lwomen, such as yourself, we have met with our keyboards!

kari & kijsa

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Pumpkin lattes? The best! Congrats on opening your etsy store. I will stop by.


Natalea said...

congrats on getting the etsy up and running and also for getting up to 100 posts!
Have a great day!
(oh, if I win, I would choose "B"!!)
xo natalea

rochambeau said...

Congratulations on your upcoming 100th post! So glad we met. I just added you to my blogroll as Bejeweled. Would you prefer that or Jeweled Elegance????

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Ah, yummy pumpkin latte! Sounds scrumptious! Congrats on the new etsy shop, I'll have to check it out! And for a prize I choose A.

Oh, and I didn't shop for anything but groceries either on Friday. :-)

Congratulations on your first 100 posts, so glad to finally be joining in for the next 200! :-)

I'm adding you to my blogroll!

Healing Expressions said...

HI Heather..Oh a giveaway! Such fun to be had! Congrats on your 100th post and for braving new waters! I'd love to be entered for prize A....I am a magazine junkie!
Take Care

Felicia said...

Congratulations on your 100th!

Mary Timme said...

I had to laugh aloud Heather! I know what you mean! Everyone is rabid on Black Friday! It is so weird. That's why I stay home on those days.

In a year or two I hope to get a new laptop computer as mine has been behaving strangely and I'm thinking I'll go Mac this time. Well, enough time to do a lot of homework between now and then. Everything looks and sounds yummy. Sorry about the etsy Shop. I tend to shop all year long and write checks for the last minute stuff, or buy cards. I know teenage boys will buy electronics any time of the year and cards for that stuff is always a good bet! You did good, so far. I think money is just scare anymore. I'm being careful on what I spend it on.

"Maggie" said...

Congratulations Heather on your 100th post (coming soon :) and to many more. Please include me in the draw for know what I am wanting. :)

Kahshe Cottager said...

Congratulations on your soon to be 100th post! I am almost there too!

Your vintage dress and jewels are beautiful - you must have been the Prom Queen!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Rose Room said...

Pre 100th post congratulations to you;) You expressed so beautifully what the world of blogging is about, wonderful, like minded, kind and caring people, all over the world. Soooooo funny re your humble milk purchase!!!

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm so glad you're on your way to 100 posts! It has been fun "getting to know you". Keep writing. I've just added that coffee to my ever growing shopping list. Yummy!

Gracie said...

Thanks for entering heather =) I will be drawing it on friday 30th november (I think around thursday for you lol) Just time differences

jessi nagy said...

Happy 100 post! Me too!
time flies when were hacin fun! your givaways are freat!
i like A
you should pop in over to my sught, i have a giveaway going on too.
and a cookie exchange dec 4th,

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Heather, I've so enjoyed our new friendship. Congratulations on Esty..and your 100th!! If I may be in the running, I'd be delighted to have your B! I'd love to wear your earrings!! Hugs, Deb

Alison Gibbs said...

Wow Heather nearly 100 posts. Congratulations. Great Giveaway prizes. I loveeeeeee the look of B.

Michelle said...

Congrat's on your 100th post! I found you from Natasha's site and fell in love with your blog! If I win.. I'll gladly accept "A"


Gracie said...

Hey Heather

Ohh I didn't pick your name out of the bowl but on my blog I mentioned that I will be making up some sample packs of notecards and give them away to those who entered but didn't win.

Thought I would let you know =)


Hey there... catching up ..... I too love A....





karin (creativechaos) said...

Yay! Heather Congratulations on 100!!! I feel so lucky to have met you here in blogland!!! Yummo on the pumpkin latte! I had my first one just before Thanksgiving. We have a starbucks in our local grocery store. So when I get to go shopping w/o the boys I treat it like a day at the spa. You know....get a starbucks Venti....stop in the magazine isle and read....linger in the cereal department and star at the 3,000 boxes offered....ahhhh pure bliss!

Anyway....Talk to you soon!!!