Monday, May 10, 2010

Bloggy Anniversay, 200th Post & A Giveaway!!

In all honesty
this surprises the crap out of me

I never thought a year ago
that I would be sitting here
celebrating 200 posts
let alone almost a year in this fabulous
world of blogging.

I scratched my head
and the whiskers on my chin

what can I do to celebrate
my little milestone?

should I blow up some balloons??

light the sparklers?

break out the bubbly?

bake some cupcakes?

I decided that
I would share some of my favorite things

You know I spend hours
looking for pictures of pretty things

trying to take pictures of pretty things
laying on my belly in a field
trying to get that
right shot

I want to sit at this table
with some of the wonderful women I have met here
in the past year...

and have these hanging from the branches
of a nearby tree

have bouquets of fabulous flowers
adorning the table

drinking wine

and eating cupcakes

roses are a must

along with peonies

This is my favorite saying

and lilac season is right around the corner
here in my little world

they are a favorite for sure

loving this shot!

and still on my tulip kick for sure!

I want to spread the love that I feel
every time I log on
and read a comment about my ramblings

I truly appreciate all who visit
as I know all too well
it takes time to read and comment
with the busy lives we lead

Thank You
for a wonderful year
full of smiles and tears

Now for the Giveaway!!

First on the list is a gift certificate
to a shop you know I love

$25.00 to spend

then I have a few little things
I have been collecting too...

this little tote bag

and some coasters

a little ceramic cupcake dish

plus a few other odds & ends

So ~ here's what you have to do to win:

~ be a follower...

~link this giveaway to your blog for a 2nd chance to win
again ~ let me know so I can put your name in twice!

I will draw the lucky winner
on my bloggy anniversary
May 19th

so you have lots of time
to spread the word!



Unknown said...

200 post!!!! Many congratulations Lori, well done you, I am very proud of you :)

Please put me in the draw and I shall mention you on my blog this week too :)

Woo hoo!! xoxo

Christina said...

Congratulations! I love reading your blog and looking at all the wonderful photos!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Lori, Congratulations on 200 blogs and almost 1 year of blogging!!!!

This is such an acomplishement! And your blog is one of my favorites.

Count me in on your generous giveaway. I have been a follower for awhile!
Yvonne said...

I just love coming here for all the thought that you do put into your posts. It is always a fun place to be for me! This is a big milestone for you! Congrats! I would love to come and spend the weekend with you! It is definitely on my to do list!

I will mention this giveaway this week. And the award!

mimi charmante said...

congratulations my friend! while I am not entering the draw (that would be silly, now wouldn't it...?) :) I want you to know that I am so proud of you!

I will post about your give-away this week my friend.
have a marvelous one!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Congrats on 200 posts Lori! Isn't that amazing?? When I got started I was like what in the world will I talk about...and here I am still sharing and sharing and sharing. I thought I'd be done by now;) Great give-away. I also follow you.

Delena said...

I am a follower and would love to enter your giveaway. I also put a plug on my most recent blog entry.
Have a nice week!

she dreams big! said...

Let's definately break out the bubbly! One year and 200 posts are worth a little tipsyness!

I'm already a follower!

Debby said...

Congrats on your 200th post. I always enjoy stopping by. Your post is fabulous and the photos, gorgeous.Would love to be included in your giveaway, I am a follower.

Cathi said...

What a beautiful post, Lori!! Congrats on your 200th! I know I count myself lucky to have found your blog as you inspire me daily and I am really proud of you too!!
Wonderful photos, all of them! Have a beautiful week, Lori! xxoo :)

Chez Zizi said...

200 posts!! Fabulous and wonderful. Congrats! I love the blog you have created over here and enjoy reading it everyday!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 200 posts!! You have such a wonderful blog and I look forward to many more posts to come!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations, Lori!! 200 posts. That is a lot of writing. I always do enjoy my visits.

Your giveaway is so generous and I would love to win! Fingers crossed!


kasey said...

congrats Lori!
here is to 200 more...

Recaptured Charm said...

Congrats on your 200th post ! You've been a busy lady!
Enter me in the draw please, I'm already a follower. I'll link you up at my end!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I just found you. Love your photos! I became a follower. Please enter me in your drawing.


Chani said...

Congrats! That's a lot!
I became a follower. This is an amazing giveaway! Stop by at my blog, I'm having one too!

Raye Marie said...

Cute stuff! Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

Hi Lori!

So nice to meet you, and what a wonderful giveaway!

Be sure to pop on over and enter mine, too!


Love the Decor! said...

Woo hoo 200 hundred!
Congrats to you.. it's nice to meet you!

Herbgirl said...

Way to go....#200 post! Please put my name in the hat and come on over and enter my Cottage Charm giveaway too.
Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

P.S. I'm now a follower!!!

A Refocused Life said...

Congratulations on your newest milestone. I'm so excited about the giveaway. Count me in! Rita

Alyssa said...

Congratulations on this milestone!

D. Jean Quarles said...

Congratulations! As a new blogger, I'm sooooo impressed. I'm also a follower. :)

Laila2207 said...

Hi From Norway!
Congratulations! Love your blog, and I'm a follower:-)

Oh, My Darling said...

Congrats! I'm happy that I'm a follower!!!

Ange said...

Found you through Kim. WEll done for hanging in there to 200 posts already! Following as we speak ;-)

De Ruijsbroekjes said...

Wow what a lovely blog you have, it feels almost the same as shopping ! Thanx for sharing! Well I love the give away ofcourse...and I come to sit next to you to drink thea and eat a cupcake, yummie!
I become a folower and I will post your give away on my blog. Thanks again for the lovely place you make it here.

with love, Elise

Eugen Caitaz said...

Hi dear! My congratulations for you and your wonderful blog! Good luck to all who will participate in this great give away! ;)

Eugen Caitaz said...

Hope, that in this post you will have 200 comments! ;)

Tara said...

i'm new follower and so happy to meet another Canadian blogger! thanks for all the pretty inspiration Lori.


I just discovered your blog, on a recommendation. Congrats on 200 posts. I agree with you ~ blogging is so wonderful. I have been blogging for 4 months. Happy Anniversary!

I am a follower!

Beth said...

I am a happy new follower! So glad to have found you from Mimi Charmante!
xoxo Beth

Beth said...

I've added a link & photo of this giveaway on my sidebar!!!

xoxo Beth

Preppy Mama said...

Yay for you! Congrats! I am a new follower and so excited to be too!!

Preppy Mama said...

I added your giveaway to my sidebar and linked it! Thanks!!

Loui♥ said...

Congrats on this Anniversary..
and momentous achievement!
now choose me for the winner!
warmest hugs..
laughing smiles..

Jan said...

Just found you! love your blog!....and I'll be back to see what's new ....

Jan said...

I'm back. I am now a follower. I posted, and linked your giveaway!

monikaki said...

Congratulations, now I am a follower !!!! Ciao & baci, MOnica