Tuesday, February 2, 2010

100 Posts! Giveaway!

     When I made my first blog post last August, I had no idea what I was doing…or what to expect. The only blogs I had been reading were political blogs. I wasn’t sure what I would write or if anyone would read it. The only thing I wanted to do was be honest, be myself and try very hard to read and comment on the posts of the people who were nice enough to visit me. I’ve been honest, I’ve been myself and I do try to keep up with all of my friends in Blogland, but I’ve learned that you could spend your entire day reading and learning from all of these smart, talented people.

     I didn’t know that a cloche was anything but a hat. I wasn’t sure what the word meme meant. Vignette was a word I knew…but I don’t think I’d ever used it. Tablescape Thursdays, Foodie Fridays, Christmas parties, headers, templates, backgrounds…talk about getting an education very quickly! What I didn’t expect at all, was to find a feeling of community. I didn’t expect to make friends. I’ve seen bloggers band together to raise money for Haiti or help a fellow blogger clear out her store after the death of her husband. I’ve seen prayers asked for and received as people from all over the world step up to offer support. I’ve met people that I know would be fun to go shopping with, or have coffee…and food, of course. Bloggers like to eat!

     I also learned about THE GIVEAWAY! Who knew that you could get cool stuff by blogging? When I saw that people were doing giveaways to celebrate their 100th post, I couldn’t imagine reaching that milestone. Well, here I am. This is my 100th post. That means, someone is going to get some goodies!



On my last visit to Crate and Barrel, I found this wire cake plate. I could just picture it as a cloche, or stacked with cupcakes.


A visit to a local gift shop added these orbs, I’ve had a hard time not keeping them!


I have a thing about paper products, so I’ve added this “Sweet Swirls Memo Pad Holder” in brown and blue and a little “sweet treat” from Harry and David to top it off.


     I am going to have this open to everyone. Some of my favorite blog friends live out of the country. If I do have an out of the country winner, you will win a prize…it will just be a different prize. I will send you something a little smaller, probably jewelry. I don’t think I can afford the shipping of a cake plate to Australia, but I don’t want to leave out any of my readers.

Here is how to play and earn up to 3 entries:

1) Leave a comment
2) Leave a second comment telling me if you are a follower
3) Leave a third comment if you blog about my giveaway on your blog

You may enter through Feb. 8th. If you don't have a blog link with your name, please leave an email address so I can contact my winner.


73 comments:

meredith said...

1) first of all happy 100th post!!! second, i LOVE this giveaway! i'd have trouble not keeping the goodies if i were you, too!

meredith said...

2) OF COURSE, i'm a follower! :)

Jenglamgirl said...

Sue~ Love your post... and what you said, its all so true! I love your blog too, and visiting you.

I AM DROOLING OVER THE GIVEAWAY... PLEASE PUT ME IN FOR TWO... for this comment, and I follow you too!

Grace.... said...

love love love the cake plate!..

Jessica Eiden Smedley said...

I've only been following you for a few weeks now and love a lot of things about your blog - the layout, topics (especially the tablescapes!).

Congrats on your 100th post and here's to 100 more.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Yah Sue!!
Congrats on your 100th, it's amazing isn't it? Blogland is so much fun! Your giveaway is awesome, enter me pleassse!!! Cindy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am a loyal follower too!! Cindy

Stephanie @ BonaFide said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! Love the giveaway, these are such fun items - I'd love to be a winner!

Stephanie @ BonaFide said...

I am a follower!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Ohhhh! Yes please. Add me! Thanks.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

And I follow. Thanks again.

Maya said...

Congrats Sue! Love the wire cake plate, I've seen people display all kinds of things on cake plate! So thanks for the chance to win!

Montse said...

I collect cake stands, so I hope I win. I'm also going to become a follower, wait a sec..

Montse said...

I'm your follower #97, and I will definetely blog about this lovely give away. I'm definetely winning this wire stand! lol

Jenglamgirl said...

YOU HAVE RECEIVED A BLOG AWARD ON MY BLOG! ;)

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

If a cloche isn't a hat, what is it?
Congrats on your 100th!
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Libbie said...

Hey there what a wonderful giveaway! How cool! Please enetr me :) I'd be a lucky girl!

Libbie said...

And I am a follower! Thanks! I am going to put up a giveaway soon too!

Anonymous said...

i would love to enter
ohhhfire@hotmail.com
jenn g on gather

Shellbelle said...

Oh Sue, what lovely gifts you have chosen for your giveaway. Don't enter me, but I wanted to congratulate you on your 100th post! Your sentiments about bloggers is spot on, isn't it amazing how connected we all become. I love blogging and couldn't imagine my lie without it now. Congrats again and I'm looking forward to the next 100 posts!

This is tough, because I'm loving that wire cake rack! lol

jackie said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!! Great giveaway!

jackie said...

I am a follower! Thanks.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Don't enter me in the giveaway. Just wanted to say - Congratulations on your 100th post!What a nice giveaway! It is amazing how quick you can rack up 100 posts.

Together We Save said...

Congrats on 100 posts!! That is awesome. Great giveaway.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Congrats on your 100th post ! I need to get in on this action..... how sweet of you.

Together We Save said...

I am one of your newest followers

dee dee said...

Sue,
You've found a great Give-a Way prize! I love the cake stand! Count me in!
And by the way Happy 100!
Dee Dee

dee dee said...

I just love being one of your followers! I count my self as blessed!
Dee Dee

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Happy 100th! Please put my name in the hat -- you know I'm a follower too!

susan said...

Sue-Congratulations! Did you ever think you'd have 100 things to post about? I sure didn't think I would! Your giveaway is so thoughtful with such goodies!...and

susan said...

You know I am a follower already!

Michael Lee West said...

A fun read--and congratulations on your 100th post!

Marsha S said...

Great prizes!!

Marsha S said...

I am now following your blog...I believe making me the 100th follower to go with your 100th post :)

Marsha S said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog.

I am trying to get my blog going and active again.

You can find it here:
http://marshasspot.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-need-moms-blog-giveaway.html

Maria said...

Hi Sue! I love what you said about blogging... it is so very true ~
How exciting to have your 100th post and at the same time your 100th follower!!!
Your special giveaway treats are great! I love the fact that the cake plate is unbreakable! awesome!
Thanks for all the blogging fun... and great recipes I've found here!~
smiles ~ Maria

Maria said...

ps. I also follow your blog :D

Sandra said...

Sue, I am so glad I found your blog. I really do enjoy visiting you at least thru your blog. I also enjoy that you visit mine. :) I love your giveaway. I am a follower already and happy to be. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Holly said...

I am truly amazed at what I have found out here in the blog community...it does suck my time...but it has introduced me to so much talent and inspired me to write and craft more.

Congrats on your 100 posts!

That is a nice giveaway. I need a cake stand!

Holly said...

I am a follower of course!

Linda said...

WOW...that is one AWESOME cake stand! I sure hope that I will be the LUCKY WINNER:)

Blessings,
Linda

Linda said...

LOOK...I'm #101!!! Thanks soooo much for this incredible giveaway!

Blessings,
Linda

dee dee said...

Sue,
I finally had a minute to give your give-away a shout out on my blog! Hope it helps!
dee Dee

Oh... I like the new header and sides! Very fancy!

Katie said...

I just love that Cake Plate, If I don't win it, I just might have to go buy it. I love to make Cakes, not fancy ones, just yummy ones.
You know, I bet I'm past my 100th post, I better do a giveaway too! Happy Day

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Thanks for all the comments!

A cloche is something under a glass dome (as well as a hat)!

Welcome to my new followers! Nice to meet you!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Sue
You can't enter your own giveaway!!! and.. did I here someone say Australia!! haha..

Well I am happy just to congratulate you on your 100th post.. not to mention your new layout and template!! haha and pretty purple!! Hey... did you realise you have also gone past your 100th follower!!! See!! up there!! To the right!! Well another congratulations on 100 followers!! I think you hit the nail on the head with your observations on blogging.. it is a surprising world always presenting something new and challenging.. Once again congratulations..

PS we have the same temp..you on 27F and me on 27C... take care xx Julie

Natasha said...

Congratulations Sue! How exciting to reach 100 posts. How super sweet of you to also offer your Aussie readers the chance to take part in your give-away-thank you!

I also love your new blog design-you are an amazing blogger! Here's to another 100 posts!

Best wishes and happy blogging,
Natasha.

xinex said...

Congrats on the 100th post! I always enjoy visiting you and enjoy your visits as well. Looking forward to your next 100's...Christine

xinex said...

Hi Sue! I thought I was a follower, how come my picture is not in your follower's list? Oh well, I am NOW!...Christine

jenjen said...

Hi Sue!

What a fun giveaway! Congratulations! I love love love that little wire cake stand. I would love to win. Thanks for having this!

XOOX
Jen

Pat said...

You have expressed my thoughts exactly! :-) I'm still learning about blogland and I'm sure I'll get there one day. Your blog is wonderful! I love, love cake plates and your giveaway is beautiful and generous.

I'm a follower!
xo

BrightenedBoy said...

I'm a reader!

BrightenedBoy said...

I'm following you!

Boy, do I want that Vanilla thing.

BrightenedBoy said...

P.S.

For the record, I was saying even back when you first started that you were going to be a huge hit. I don't mind bragging that I was right.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! That's awesome! Wow! What lovely prizes in your giveaway...I'd love to be a winner. (Yes, I'm also a follower!) Please include me and thanks so much!

amanda c from the middle of nowhere said...

Congratulations! I love your blog. I read it at least twice a week. I have a weird thing for paper products, too. Other folks just don't understand!

amanda c from the middle of nowhere said...

Here's my second e-mail. I'm not a follower, but I will figure out how to follow you.

amanda c from the middle of nowhere said...

Finally, I don't have a blog, but if I did I would share yours. My mom and my sister have visited your blog if that counts.

Here's to the next 100!

cinlo said...

Congratulations on your 100th! Such nice items for a giveaway!

Lexie said...

what a wonderful package you have put together! :) keep blogging! yours is fun to read and you always leave the nicest, most sincere comments. i love that you read my blog, and i love reading yours!

The Stylish House said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. Blog World is a big place and it's so fun to meet new friends. I look forward to following you and have enjoyed viewing your Valentine's Tablescape. You have a nice touch.
Cathy

Beth at Aunties said...

I would love to enter your contest. I have seen you comment on some of my most favorite blogs and tonight decided to click and see who you were! LOL

Beth at Aunties said...

I am following you now and look forward to a great blogship:)

Kristens Creations said...

What a great giveaway! I just signed up as a follower. Thanks for your recent visits to my blog! I love your Valentine tablescape btw...very pretty!! Kristen

Judy said...

I would love to be added to the giv-a-way (it's great) and congrats on the 100th post. I truly love your valentine tablescape and the great idea for your centerpiece. I'm siging up as a follower, I don't wannna' miss a thing.
{{{sweetie pie hugs}}} jtlucas@msn.com

onelevelofheaven said...

Your blog is really well laid out and thought out!
I saw that cake stand in Crate and Barrell and was drawn to it. I think now it is because I would see it again on your blog.
I started a new, fresh blog on the lst of January.
http://onelevelofheaven.wordpress.com
Would be happy to post one of your blog entries to my blog and link....just let me know.
Jerri

Jenny said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Really well done! I like the new background, too. I'd love to be entered, thank you!

Jenny said...

I've been a follower for some time now!

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! 100 followers - such a big accomplishment! good for you!

1) count this comment as one entry

2) I'm now your follower for a second entry.

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Regina said...

Congrats on your 100th post! What an accomplishment. Your giveaway looks great!

Regina :>

jtrt143@aol.com

Regina said...

Oh, and I'm not a follower so I get a second entry... yippee!!!

Regina :>

jtrt143@aol.com

FrugalMom said...

You've got so many entries already, and your prizes are fabulous Sue.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The giveaway is over...I'll announce the winner soon!