Sunday, January 3, 2010

Short and Sweet. Come and see . . .

Welcome to my very 1st 'give-back' 50 posts celebration!  I know, 50 posts in a year is a piddling amount compared to alot of you.  But, you see, it's alot for me.  I don't have a store (yet), I don't sell on etsy (yet), I don't have girlfriends that like to go antiquing and have crafting parties and my life is not too exciting.  (Oh, but wouldn't all that be the greatest!)  At least not exciting enough to blog about.  But what I create, what I fill my hours with and those that I spend time with are fine with me.  I have plans for the year 2010 and, with a little support from my friends, my plans just might happen.  Rejection or not, I really MUST follow a couple of my dreams! 

Anyway -- on with the giveaway!  This is going to be short and sweet.  I'm not going to make you jump through any hoops for a chance to win.  You don't have to become a follower (unless you really want to see how my blogging is progressing) and you don't have to post this on your blog (although I know it is a way to meet new bloggers and that I would really like to do!).  You don't have to comment about anything specific (although if you want to tell me something about yourself, I would love it!).  Just a comment will do, any 'ole comment.  Tell me "Hi, I'm glad I visited you and I wish you would come and visit me.  Let's be blogging friends!".



The lucky? person who wins will receive this OOAK (do you know how long it took ME to figure out what this meant) bag, handmade by me.  It is kinda 'cowboy-y' (not a cowboy bone in my body but the fabric was cute) but I think it is kinda fun and funky!



And that little bag in the pocket?  Could be filled with a plethora (meaning stuff I haven't figured out yet) of fantastical goodies!

My (mumble, mumble) birthday is Thursday!  And yes, you may all send me a present (kidding!)!  I KNOW my family has big plans for me that day (yea, right!) so let's say I will draw the winner on Saturday morning.  Like I said, short and sweet.

That's it!  Just a little sumpin, sumpin from me.  Who knows, maybe comments will spur me on to lots more 'give-backs'.  I love taking chances on winning yours so maybe you'll love playing with me!

Let the comments begin . . .

xo  --  Connie


21 comments:

Linda K said...

Yea! Darn, no hoop jumping? But, that is one of my specialties!!! Keep on Keepin' On with those dreams this year!

The Little Red Shop said...

What a thoughtful give-away! Congratulations on reaching your 50th post!

: )

Julie M.

TinyBear said...

Hi Connie
Oh - How lucky am I :D
Justed wanted to pop over and Thank you for visiting over at my place and for entering my giveaway, and then I found a giveaway over here too . yeaahh.
happy new year and happy Birthday to you too :D
~ Tina

LuLu Kellogg said...

Congrats on your 50th post sweetie!! Cute tote!

I hope you will have a Happy Cake Day!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

~Kristen~ said...

Congratulations on your 50th post!!! The tote is darling!!! And have a Happy Birthday, too!!! :-)

I am going to send my friend Elizabeth over to visit, too! She looooooves all things cowboy!!! :-)

Tammy said...

What a generous giveway, and congrats on your 50th post!

Staci Lynn said...

Connie - A friend of mine just turned me on to your blog and I am loving it! I love your work and will certainly be following.

The Whistle Stop said...

Sign me up! Would love to win your give away. Congratulations on your 50th post. Thanks for linking mine up!
Laurie :)

Gail said...

Connie,
Nice to meet you! And happy birthday early....thanks for having such a great giveaway, how cute is that? Linda sent me your way and I'm glad she did.........

Tara said...

Hey Connie,
Hope you have a wonderful day on Thursday! Congrats again on your 50th post. Blogging is a wonderful release, a great way to meet new and interesting people, and super ideas for new crafts and projects. Hope your new year is filled with all that blogging has to offer and more.
Hugs,
Tara

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Connie. I don't know how I've been missing your post. Congratulations on the 50th. I probably don't have that many. It took me forever to figure out OOAK too. LOL. We sound so much alike. I don't have any girlfriends, I just got too wrapped up in family, remodeling etc. The remodeling that never ended. So it's been really nice making blogging friends. Since Neils mom is 89 and living with us now, we aren't able to go anywhere really. She gets out of breath and only wants to stay in the car. It would be too hard on her and we don't won't to leave her outside by herself, of course. So I haven't any exciting posts either. I'm always happy to have bloggers visit and to visit them.

By the way..... I love the bag. It's really too cute!

Warm hugs & blessing...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Oh Connie, I almost forgot.....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear friend.

Lyneen said...

I really am enjoying your blog. great little bag. Congrats on 50 posts..TFS.

I have linked your site in this post! http://dreamingofcastles.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaways-you-dont-want-to-miss-this.html

Carol Mae said...

Very nice giveaway, cool little bag. It took me a while to to figure out what all the different abrevations were for. lol would love to keep in contact through our blogs. Smiles, Carol Mae

Jill said...

Congratulations on the 50th post! AND, a cute bag. You know I grew up just 12 miles from Wayne!

Mardell said...

Hi from NY (brrrr!) Love your blog & congrats on your 50th post. What a great give-away. The bag is totally cute. Happy early b-day!

Gwen said...

Hi, Connie! Fun to meet you. I was just on my way to try and start a blog page when my dear friend, Linda, told me to pop in and say"Hi"!. So glad I did. If I can make it to 50 blogs I will be tickled. I will come back tomorrow and read some more..... meanwhile, ACCOLADES and HAPPY NEW YEAR! (I LOVE cowboys, especially OLD ones.)
Gwen in Michigan

Donna said...

Well, aren't you a sweetie to have a giveaway celebration! Thank you for entering mine, so I will gladly reciprocate! (I'll announce my winner tomorrow, LOL). I'm signing up to be a follower too! hugs...

Jeanette said...

What a good idea to have a good idea at 50 posts, I just passed that but what a good idea. Congratulations on 50!

VintageCrafter said...

Hi Connie! Nice to meet you! I hope your birthday is extra special and congratulations on your posts. I am still trying to organize myself to blog...so you're 50 posts ahead of me!
**smiles**
Carol

Cammie said...

Hi Connie! You are doing a great job on your blog! Wow, already have 50 posts too, you are on a roll. The bag is so Bonanza looking, would be fun to take with to the best junk roundup in the west. Happy Birthday too, we too are snowed in so I am working on some projects today, making good use of my down time. You can always celebrate your birthday when the weather gets nicer too.