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Thursday, August 27, 2009

a gift, an award, and a giveaway

last week i got a knock at my door. i was surprised to see that it was the mailman because i was not expecting any packages. i had not ordered anything recently. but, i graciously accepted the large package that had my name on it, took it inside and opened it. inside of it was this really cute pillow and sweet card from lori @ joy unspeakable. she hosted a giveaway a few weeks ago and i won. she never did ever say what she was giving away. she just said that she wanted to wait to see who won and then she was going to make something especially for them. so, i was completely surprised when i opened my package to find this adorable pillow that she had made for me. it is so cute. it goes great on the sofa in my living room. doesn't it look great?!
 
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a few weeks ago i also was given this award from a few of my wonderful blogging friends. kat @ heart2heart, hope @ my hope is in the Lord, and kat @ art's chili all blessed me with the loyal friend and visitor award.


i was very touched by their graciousness and their thoughts of me as their loyal friend. i love everyone of them and visit them as often as i can. i don't think i miss their posts ever. if i can not get to them one day, i head over and catch up as soon as i can. i love their writing and stories of their lives. If you have not met them, please go knock on their door, they will gladly welcome you into their lives. they are loyal friends to me too. so, first and foremost i want to pass this award right back to them, even though they have all received it already at least once from someone else. then, i want to pass it along to my other wonderful friends that come to visit me and share their lives with me. i appreciate your friendship so much and want you to know that every time you visit me, i am so excited to read what you have to say. i love that you include me in your life even if it is only in the blogosphere.

you are all my sweet and loyal friends. my life is a little more enjoyable every time you stop by. here's to you! please accept this award from me!

kat
hope
kat
erica
mich
rosel
nan
shanda
kristin
adeye
mimi
andrea
jen
beth
darcie
michelle
elaine
beth
nanette
loren
daveda
jackie


and, now i want to announce that today's post is number 100 for me. i can't believe that it has come so fast. i never could have ever imagined how much i was going to enjoy this part of my life. so, i want to do a little giveaway to celebrate. autumn is approaching quickly and it is time to start adding fall decor to our homes. i thought i would help someone out a little and give them a little something to spruce up their kitchen for fall. i am giving away these two adorable decorative dish towels and hot pad. they should add a little autumn flair to someone's kitchen.
 
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if you are interested in winning, leave a comment saying so and i will add your name to the mix. i will put everyone's name who is interested in a basket and have my youngest daughter, amanda, draw a winner friday morning at 8:00 a.m. before she heads off to school.

35 comments:

~*Michelle*~ said...

Oh Christy! Congrats on the award! You so deserve it.....and thanks for thinking of me.

I am so blessed to call you a friend. God is pretty good at bringing special people in your life, isn't He? I know He had great plans when He directed me to your blog a while back. You bless me every.time.I.pop.in.your.world!!

Great giveaway.....count me in!
And what a wonderful gift you received....so pretty. Looks like it matched your sofa perfect too! :)

xox

Lori said...

Darling towels & hot pad! Count me in! :)

Glad you like your pillow!

Angela said...

Congrats on that award, the beautiful pillow and 100 POSTS..yahoooo.

I would definitely desire to have my name in this draw. I NEED new fall items for my kitchen. I've been eying some at Walmart for a few weeks now..LOL

Pilar said...

That pillow is so beautiful! What a great won!

Congrats in the award, it is always such a blessing to have great blogger friends that always make sure to let you know that they are there.

I would love to enter your giveaway of you are willing to ship out of the country in case I were to win. If not, I´ll understand :)

Have a wonderful day!

Tara said...

The pillow matches perfectly on your sofa. What a nice surprise!!

Congrats on your award. You do def. deserve it and are a very loyal visitor on my blog too!

I would love to spruce up my kitchen for fall with those dishtowels and hot pad. I'm so ready for fall!

BTW, I have a little giveaway going on that I bet Jacob would be interested in. Please come over and check it out!

rcubes said...

Congratulations to you sister Christy and thank you for sharing the blog award! I always thank God for the amazing friendships that He bestowed upon us all. To Him be the glory!

Those "giveaways" are beautiful and that season [fall] is very much anticipated.

Much as I want to win them, is it okay for me to ask to enter for sister Alleluiabelle? Instead of me, I want to enter for her because she's not able to visit blogs as often as she would want.

Love and blessings to you sister.

Hope said...

Well, Christ Rose, this was such a fun post. You have a very cute pillow indeed and congratulation on winning it, and I would like to say what a sweet friend you have that made if specially for you!

Thanks for the ‘back at you” loyal friend award! What fun!

I love you cute fall towels and pot holder and think it is a fabulous gift! If I win, I will cherish the gift.

Love you! I do SO enjoy your visits!
♥Hope

Karen said...

Congrats on the award and #100! Time flies when you are having fun...and also when you doing something the Lord has placed on your heart to bless others!

Robyn said...

What a beautiful pillow and t matches your couch very nicely.
Condrat's on the award and the 100 posts. I look forward to the next 100.
Love the giveawy you are having please add me.

Kristin said...

I just love that pillow! It's so cute!!

Congrats on your award and thank you so much for it too! You are a faithful and loyal friend and I enjoy reading your blog every day. Congrats on your 100th post!!! That's awesome!

It is amazing how much our blogging friends become a part of our lives. I would've never imagined that, but I learn so much every day and feel so loved because of it. I love your giveaway! So much fun!

Hope you have a wonderful day, Christy!

Kristin

Beth E. said...

The pillow is beautiful. You're right, it does match your sofa perfectly!

Thanks so much for the award...a true honor. :-)

Please enter me in your contest. I enjoy decorating my home for fall. What a great gift you are offering!

Blessings,
Beth

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Thank you, Christy, for the loyal friend award. What a privilege to be considered your friend. I don't know where God intends to lead all of us as we journey through this cyber world together, but I am every thankful for his using it for good rather than destruction.

And yes, enter me in the drawing. I long to "welcome the harvest."

peace~elaine

Adeye said...

Oh my friend--thank you for considering me a loyal friend :) I appreciate it more than you will ever know. Really. You have become such a treasure in my life too. A dear friend.

I LOVE what Lori sent you--that is absolutely wonderful. Did she make it?

Count me in for the giveaway--how wonderful.

Have a blessed day, treasured friend and sister in Christ.

Andrea said...

Thank you for this award. You are a true friend. I am blessed to be on this blogging journey with you.

Love the pillow!

Blessings and prayers, andrea

PS: Please visit my friend at http://seaglassreflections.blogspot.com and read the post, "Please Help." She is in desperate need of our encouragement and prayers.

Bridget said...

What an adorable pillow! It looks perfect there! Congratulations on winning the giveaway and on your blog award!

The towels and hot pad are really cute, please count me in for hte drawing!!

Warren Baldwin said...

Copngratulations on post 100. I'm glad you're enjoying blogging and hope you'll keep on. wb

SusanD said...

There is much to be thankful for today: beautiful pillow, lovely award, 100 posts, plus a give away. I'm thankful for find you in blog world through our friend, Kat.

If I'm the winner of your give away; I already know who I'll give it to. Isn't that what you're supposed to do with a give away? Give it away?! lol

Blessings, SusanD

Heart2Heart said...

WOO HOO! Congratulations! (Picture lots of confetti and balloons all dropping down from your ceiling as you just read that!!!)) Post NUMBER 100!!!! Way to go!

I wasn't even paying attention when I got that far. Now I am working on 100 followers so I can do something really big!

Thanks so much for all your heartfelt words! You are part of my morning routine! I have to stop by here. You are more than a follower but part of my family and that is something I truly treasure! Thank you for your friendship!

By the way, you just know fall is my favorite season and of course, drop my name in the pot as many times as you feel the need. I would love to add this stuff to my home.

I was just looking at the fall stuff at Target yesterday. I could always use more.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Shanda said...

Congratulations on your award & your 100th post!!!

Thank you so very much for the award!! I consider you a loyal and true friend as well! I so appreciate your heart for God and your family.

Blessings to you!

chili pepper said...

Thank you for the kind words, dear Christy Rose.

Just this morning I told my daughter that I would like some new tea towels for Christmas because all mine are looking very ratty. How funny that your give away should be towels.

Kat

LisaShaw said...

Hi Christy,

Congratulations on the award and the pillow is absolutely beautiful! I think handmade items are the best.

I pray all is well with you and your family. Blessings and peace.

Beth in NC said...

Congrats on the award Christy! You are so deserving! I want to thank you for giving it to me too. Woo hoo!!!!

I am honored.

(((((hugs)))))

And I would love to be in your drawing.

Love!
Beth

Anonymous said...

very cute!!

KIM

E @ Scottsville said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww,first of all congratulations on your award!

Secondly, thank you for passing it on to ME! That's so sweet of you!

Thirdly, I'd love to be in the drawing. Those are beautiful and I'd love to win. So add my name to that hat!

Thanks,

Erica

Jennifer W. said...

That pillow is too cute! Congrats on the award and your 100th post!! And thank you so much for passing the award to me!! I♥awards! :)
Jen

momstheword said...

Congrats on your lovely award, my friend, you deserve it! And thank you for passing it on to me, so sweet of you to think of me!!!!

I do know Kat, Kat and Hope and their bloggy friendship is a blessing to me!

Oh, and I'd love to be included in the giveaway.

Loren said...

Christy Rose! you are such a honey! I have missed being here lately and thankyou for all your prayers and precious words each day! Thankyou so much for this award ~ you are such a blessing to me and truly I thank the Lord for your friendship!!
I am with Rosel ~ put my name in for your drawing for alleluiabelle....it would so brighten her day!! What a great gift and giveaway.....

love you my friend!

He & Me + 3 said...

What a cute pillow. congrats on your award and thanks for passing it on to me too. I would love to be entered into the drawing.

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

How adorable is that?!? Your pillow will be a reminder of her heart, I love it.

LOVE that picture below, hilarious. And yes, I laugh every single day. I'm addicted to laughter. Thankfully, I come from a very funny family. So we laugh ALL.THE.TIME!

And I'm throwing my hat in the ring for the towels. Fall is my FAVORITE time of year!

amanda said...

i'm probably a tad too late. but yay for your gift!! and good 'luck' to the winner of your giveaway. i LOVE something that's fall. and just fall. so cute

Mocha Momma said...

Oh, Christy Rose, I have not been on my blog much. I was too tired or I would have come over and joined in the drawing.

You did send me a comment to tell me that you were inviting me, I just hadn't posted it yet. Sorry and thank you for thinking of me.

I should be back visiting pretty soon. Today was pretty good. I slept a lot and got some laundry done and just recently started feeling pain again.

Hubby just mad scrambled eggs for mr ;)

God bless you and take care,
Nannette

Crown of Beauty said...

What a lovely hand made throw pillow, I am sure you feel so blessed each time you see it!

And what a lovely fall give away you have prepared for the fortunate winner for your 100th post! They are my favorite colors too!

The blog friends I have made all these months since I began a blog have really added spice and color to my life. The circle of love just gets bigger and bigger, and I do want to thank you for the joy and cheer that you spread around, dear Christy Rose.

Love
Lidj

Carol said...

What a beautiful family you have. I'll be stopping by again very soon, if not following. :-)

Blessings to you!

Carol

Carol said...

Oh, just for the record, I found you through Kat at "Art's Chili". :-)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I would ove to enter your giveaway....Love your blog