I reached 2 milestones last week, 200 posts and the 1 year anniversary of I Need Mom! I came to blogging a year ago, after the disappointing changes that had taken place on a writer's website that I had participated in for over 3 years. I wasn't sure my writing could adapt to "blog style" or that I would ever feel that sense of community that I had felt on the other website. Well, I quickly learned that blogs come in all sorts of writing styles and I decided to "write the way I talk" and hope that people would want to read some of it.
I also learned that bloggers are certainly a community of friends. I already had that figured out when my mom got sick the end of February and all of you stuck with me during times when I was absent for days, had nothing good to say and went through the most difficult thing that had ever happened to me, the loss of my mom. I love blogging. I love reading your blogs and mostly I love getting to know each and every one of you along the way.
So, let's party! It is time for me to thank you with a giveaway! I've collected a few things, some old...some new! My hope was that anyone would find something they liked in this "goodie box" of treasures. Rather than describe everything in the box...I think I'll just show you a few pictures to keep you guessing.
I'm going to keep this very simple. It is open to everyone. If by chance my winner is from out of the country, I may have to change out a couple items that are heavy, but you will still win.
There are 2 ways to enter:
1) Be a follower of this blog and let me know you are in a comment
2) Post about my giveaway on your blog or on your sidebar and come tell me in a comment
The giveaway runs until Sept. 5th.
Now for those pictures...
This could be headed to your house!
Ok...now for the Met Monday project. I have made no secret of the fact that if you give me an empty room and a bunch of stuff, I can make it look good. Give me a handful of weeds and I will make you a beautiful bouquet and I guarantee that I can make your Christmas tree look like a department store tree...do I sound cocky? Nope, I just know what I can do. What I can't do...is anything that requires paint, scissors, markers, glue etc. I find some way to mess things up every time. My brain is creative and I know what I'm supposed to do...but, I end up gluing my fingers together, cutting where I shouldn't and getting paint everywhere but where it needs to be. I am craft impaired. I know it.
I've been watching all the Subway Art showing up in Blogland and I wanted some. I tried to win it from Jen at tatertots and jello, she is the Subway Art Queen. But I didn't win, so with her encouragement I gave it a try on my own.
I started with this canvas. I found it in my in-laws garage...free!
I spray painted it black...even I can use spray paint.
A few stencils and some scary freehand painting along with some inexpensive acrylic paint and I ended up with this. It will go on my front porch when I put out the fall things. I actually don't hate it. In fact, I like it. It isn't as good as some (well, most) but when I say if I can do this anyone can...you can believe it!
Okay...don't forget to follow my blog for one entry and post about it for a second.
I'm linking today to:
Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Mary @ Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Sally @ Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Jen @ Craft-o-Maniac for Craft-o-Maniac Monday
AtticMag for Giveaway Friday