Thursday, February 12, 2009

200th POST! And Happy Birthday to President Lincoln

Can you hear the fanfare? See the fireworks? Hear the roar of the crowd?

I know that 200 isn't much for some of you prolific posters but for me? Yeah it's kind of a big deal. I've actually tried this blogging thing off and on since February of 2005 so...just over four years (not here on blogger but elsewhere). Before the blogging I tried my hand at the "web page" thing but never was really good at that either. I have one or two pages floating out there in cyberspace and I have no idea where they are.

I have been on this world wide web since my daughter was born 11 years ago. I needed an outlet to talk with other women and I found it in the little box on my computer desk. It's been a great ride. I've taken breaks but I always come back.

The people I have met have been diverse and lovely. There have been a couple that freaked me out but I quickly distanced myself from those few. Others I have slowly drifted away from but I still feel a bond there and I am so grateful to have known them. I'm even reconnecting with a few that I had drifted away from. I have met up with people in real life that I had only known before on the computer screen. And I hope to meet up with more...soon!


I know what you are all thinking...

"Enough with this rambling!!! Bring on the Give Away!!!"

So without further ado I give you, well, what I am giving away.
(These are all made with love by me.)

First we have a vibrant wooden square painted a beautiful Calypso Blue and covered in a cute paper with an adorable owl that you can hang by the beautiful yellow ribbon.
I made this in honor of my word for this year "Happiness".
You can hang it anywhere you want the reminder to Be Happy.

Next we have a set of four wooden squares painted in the colors of Spring with coordinating flowers attached. They have hangers on the back of each square so you can either hang them on a wall or they will stand on their own. The pictures below are different ways you could display them in your house.

And this is a set of wooden blocks with the word LOVE on them. To show my love for this blogging community. They also have hangers on the back and can be hung on the wall or set on a shelf. (The second picture is a truer to the actual black of the blocks. I'm not sure what happened with the first picture.)


There are three thing shown here but in actuality there will be FOUR winners.

"Did you say FOUR!?!?!" I can hear your breathless excitement....

Yes four possible winners. Two for my 200 posts and two for Abe's 200 birthday's.

Here's how it's going to play out. The first three will be randomly generated. (I'm a little fuzzy on how to give you more chances like mention this on your blog and you get another entry. It's all a little hard for me to follow so I'm doing things my way.) The fourth prize will go to the 200th comment. You can only make one comment a day but I will be leaving the contest open for a week. That should give ample time for the comments to reach 200 (I hope.) This also makes it so your chances of being one of the chosen randoms is higher for each time you come back and leave a comment. If comments do not reach 200 by the time the week is up then there will only be three winners.

"What does the 200th comment win? " I can hear you wondering. Well they will win a custom made sign of their choosing hand painted by me. We will discuss the details of that if/when the comments reach 200.

If by some chance one of the randomly generated numbers turns out to be the same as the 200th commenter then I will randomly generate again until there are four separate winners.

Clear as mud?

If you have any questions you can leave them in the comments or email me either one!

Oh yeah.

Happy Birthday Mr. President!!! You're lookin' good for 200 years.


64 comments:

Erin said...

You are so talented!

And Honest Abe is staring at me. I'm kind of scared.

Funky Kim said...

I was really thinking you'd give away 200 pennies! LOL

Lara said...

I love everything you're giving away! I want them all, but will settle for one thing. :) You are so talented.

Kristina P. said...

These are awesome!

Me said...

You are very talented! Congrats on making it to 200!!

TJ said...

Happy 200!

I want to win, they are all so cute.

Brooke said...

Congratulations on making it to 200, I'm getting close to 100, so I'm still a beginner! :) It's great to keep up with you and your postings.

Shauna said...

Happy 200th post! Please count me in the giveaway! ♥ Hugs!

wonder woman said...

These are CUTE. You are *SO* talented.

Amanda said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! That is awesome!

Your work is beautiful! You are very talented. To give your giveaway more publicity (if you want it) you should post it on the Wednesday giveaways at BSU, Tip Junkie's giveaway board and on 5 Minutes for Mom. You will surely get to 200 comments that way. LOL

The Wixom Zoo said...

You're super great at the whole painting-homemaking thing. I'd love to be able to display your art in a prominent place of honor in my home... Is that enough brown nosing?

the fowlers said...

i fell asleep with a lincoln show playing on t.v. and had some weird dreams about the confederacy and what-have-you.

also, i love my sign that i already have from you. they all look so great! you are so talented.

happy 200 to you both!

Martha H. said...

I love, love, love all of this. You are amazing! Truly. Congrats on reaching the 200th post mark. That's fabulous.

Nikki said...

Wow you are really creative! I love how cute they all are- the sign and the blocks.

And I'm rather fond of Abraham Lincoln. My fourth child is named after him.

Yeah for 200 posts! I remember when I reached that point. :)

Vanessa said...

Pick me.

Help Que and Brittany Adopt said...

I love Abe! Que and I just watched this thing on him on the Discovery Channel or the History Channel or something.

blueviolet said...

You have some real talent! Those are all so beautiful! Am I missing something? Do you have an Etsy store? It sure seems like you should!

Brooke said...

Ohhh, I want to win so bad! Everything is so cute. Pick me!

springrose said...

Very cute signs, I love the love sign! hehe love the love!!

Have you ever noticed honest Abe's left eye looks a little higher than the right? A little freaky! Still one of my favorite presidents but I'm just saying a little freaky!! April H

Shelle and Dan said...

Congrats on your 200th Post! I found you linked on my lil' sis's blog (Jen Fugal) and love your musings and wit.

Lisa Lou said...

I didn't know you are crafty! I would have been knocking on your door every day to craft with you!!

Piglet de' Erin said...

ohhhhhh Shanna! I want them all. I am so excited, I really hope I win the LOVE...which I have coveted since last year, or the flowers or the happy!

I cant stand it I MUST WIN!

luv erin

Wendyburd1 said...

Those are gorgeous! I NEED to be happy and Gerber Daisies are one of my fave flowers (orchids are the other)!! And Love is always needed.

Funky Kim said...

Today's comment love for stuff! LOL

wonder woman said...

new day, new comment. And I've GOT to spread the word!!

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

don't count me in this, but I will spread the word for you :)

just wanted to say how talented you are lady!

Lisa Lou said...

I have a family blog (the one you found) and a super fab crafting site at www.lisashandmadecards.com

Wendyburd1 said...

Hey lovely lady, trying to get your number up to 200...today is a new day! :D

wonder woman said...

I'm posting about it today!!

tammy said...

How have I not been here before? We have a lot of the same friends. I saw your contest on Wonder Woman's blog. Cute cute stuff!!

tiburon said...

LOVE IT! I want to win it all.

Abe is my favorite president too :)

Funky Kim said...

Ack! I forgot to comment yesterday! It's now all my fault if you don't make it to 200 comments. LOL

Spansih Fork Tribe said...

Congrats on your 200th post! pick me pick me pick me!!!

Lisa Lou said...

I'm here again! I'm feelin' lucky!

tiburon said...

I am back to add in my comment for today :)

BRING IT

Funky Kim said...

Look at me, leaving another comment. On a holiday, no less!

Funky Kim said...

*sigh* Now my one a day comments are coming one right after another. We'll never make it to 200 at this rate! LOL

Dione said...

I am one lucky girl to have found your blog during a giveaway! And I LOVE what you're giving away!

I must admit that when I first read this post I figured I missed it since I couldn't think of when Abe's birthday was (You're a very patriotic woman) and not only that, but I couldn't even think of what today was...

Anyway, I enjoyed reading your blog! I'm trying to get to know people before the meet and greet in case I go.

Dione said...

Okay, it's past midnight which means it's a new day! I got so wrapped up in Abe's birthday that I forgot to tell you how much I enjoyed reading about all the Charlotte's in your life. How blessed you are - how blessed we all are!

tiburon said...

CRAP! I can't believe I forgot to enter yesterday!

SUCK!

well this is today's entry....

Tanja said...

Very cute stuff, count me in!

Tammy said...

How cute the tiles are!!!! Count me in!!

Mindi said...

i'm a sucker for a giveaway--i'm IN.

Funky Kim said...

Still doing my best to get you to 200 comments! LOL

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and I just want to say that the work you do is AWESOME....and congrats on making it to your 200th post woohoo!!!!

The Ginskeys said...

Wow! What great stuff. You are a very creative lady. I see things, get great ideas, but just don't follow through always. I'm very jealous of your talents. I enjoy reading your blog. THanks for sharing.

Piglet de' Erin said...

did I win did I win?

Kristen said...

Just jumped over from Shark Bait's blog and can't wait to win! Great stuff!

ern said...

oh, i'm kind of sad you didn't get 200 comments, i wanted to see what the 4th person won. :) i'm impressed, your stuff is really cute!

Brooke said...

Awww, crap. I forgot to enter again until you mentioned it. Darn.

tiburon said...

Gimme Gimme Gimme!

Funky Kim said...

Here I am again!

Lori said...

This is so cool! Congrats on your 200 post!
You are very talented!
I want to win!

Vanessa said...

I must win. We have too many friends in common on FB, so therefore I am entitled to it. And I had Mr. Ormond for 10th grade English so this prize would make up for my being terrified every day for a year. I am assuming you are related to him.

Melinda said...

I LOVE those "love" blocks! I hope I win! (I hopped over here from Tiburon's blog)

Melwel said...

ooooweeee...I love a good give away.
Pick ME

wonder woman said...

I've missed like 3 days. Kinda mad at myself.

veronica said...

I saw your giveaway on Tiburon's blog. Those blocks are So cute!

The Boob Nazi said...

Pick me!

Amy said...

I think the reminder to be happy is a really good idea - I need to remind myself to do that.

Lisa Lou said...

One more shot.

Jillene said...

First, you are VERY talented!!

Second, they are all SOOOOO cute!!

Third, PICK ME!! PICK ME!!

Kristen said...

Pick Me!

tiburon said...

Bringin it for Friday :)