Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A celebration!!!!!!

Gee, two hundred posts slipped right by, and now I'm not only on post 204........I'm a month away from a one year birthday for my blog.......yep, a blogaversary......It's hard to believe.
Now, I won't bore you with 200 items about myself, but I bet I could...bore you, that is!!!
What I will tell you is that it is highly likely that I have met 200 of the nicest folks thru blogging. I have shared insights, inspirations and incidences with many of you and so many of us have said "Hey, I think she really "gets" what I'm talking about" regard to a post, a comment, an encouraging word. We've made some of the nicest friends we've never really MET, and maybe never will. But it's a fabulous community right? Where else can one find decorating ideas, craft ideas, recipe ideas, mothering advice, diet advice and support, prayer support, moments of inspiration to move us on to motivation to get somethings done!!!

And what brings more comments than anything??? Yep, a giveaway.........I have regular readers, and about 20 of you regularly comment. I'd love to see THAT number increase just because it's fun to hear what others have to say. Come on now, don't be shy or think that I wouldn't want to hear what you have to say, because I do!

So I AM INDEED planning a giveaway...........I am at the moment trying to decide just what it will be......I am thinking it's going to be a Southern Living at HOME item.......hmmm, which one will it be???? Got any ideas of what you'd love it to be???? Leave me an idea in the comments and I'll see what I can come up with.

I'll be headed to Dallas later this week for the exciting SLaHOME convention......I cannot wait to make new friends, see the new catalog, the new products, the new announcements they will let us in on......they always save the good announcements for when we are all together.....gets so very exciting!!!
And they take a huge ballroom and show off all the new products by designing rooms of fabulous ideas, table settings that are oh so worthy of being in Tablescape Thursday....(hey maybe I'll use one of those and join in, since I never have it together enough to do so.....heehee...)

So back to the giveaway.....what's a good 200th post/blogaverary celebration Prize????? What would YOU like to see the Prize Patrol knock on your door to hand you???? :) Don't be shy......gimme some inspiration!!! :)



number17cherrytreelane said...

I STILL use platters I got at a Southern Living at Home party about 5 years ago--LOVE them. Anything for entertaining!!!
Congrats on 200!

pk @ room remix said...

Happy Blogaversary (almost)! That's awesome. I like surprises so I'm not going to give you suggestions for the giveaway :-)

Renee said...

Well whatever it is, you have to promise to come over and show me just where to put it! If it's a platter, I'll bake something to put on it. How's that for a deal? :-)

Congrats on the blogaversary!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, Suzanne! Congrats on 200 and 2 years!!! :) I'd love to see a SLAH Giveaway. :) Anything for entertaining would be awesome!!! Do you have anything that can be used outdoors? It's been awhile since I've seen a catalog! Exciting!! :)

Controlling My Chaos said...

Oh Girlfriend, I think it needs to be that cookbook stand thingie you have. That is THE BEST. Just my opinion though. I'm a little hyperfocused on food is all. Love ya and congrats on 200 posts!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Goodness sakes, Suzanne! 200 posts? You are something else! Congratulations on almost a year of your fabulous blog.

I can't think of any SL@H item I haven't loved. It will be fun to see what you come up with.


Maisy said... are like a rock star!!!!
congrats to you girl!!!
to 200 more!!!
ps i do get you!

Olive Rue said...

Well happy 200th to you and here's to another 200!!! Looking forward to many many more.


April said...

200 is a biggee, Suzanne! for ideas, well, I love candles in any way, shape, or form. I'll keep my thinking cap on!

Gloria said...

Congratulations. Well I was thinking about your giveaway and I think you should giveaway something represents one of your passions like ah...decorating....!

Lisa said...

CONGRATS!!! 200!!!WOW!!!
OH I don't know about a prize!!! I got a gift card a week or so ago and that was really fun! Also easy to send out!!
Good luck with ideas!
Hugs, Lisa

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You ARE a rock star! Congratulations on 200 posts! It is so fun to know you and to meet all these other bloggers, isn't it? :)

Lisa said...

Grats on #200! Yeah you! I love SL@Home. I have a few trays and some of the Gail Pittman. Love it. So glad they brought back the old pattern. Have a great time at your convention!

Queenmothermamaw said...

I agree SL@Home has everything I love. My GD was a rep for a while and I bought a lot of things. Could always use another. Congratulations
on your 200 blogiversary

Linda said...

Congrats! That's a lot of blogging. I love S.L. products. Yesterday I bought an Icanthus basket with 2 votives at GW for $4.94. That is ridiculous! I already have one that I paid a lot for, but I'll give this one to either my daughter on my DIL. I just couldn't believe someone would get rid of that multi-purpose gorgeous piece and I had to rescue it! Linda

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!!! I love anything from Southern Living at Home!! I had a party several years ago and racked up on the products. I have enjoyed using all of it. Surprise us with something special! Have fun at your convention. My daughter and I went to Dallas many years ago for a convention and had the most awesome time. Enjoy!!! Love & blessings from NC!

jenjen said...

Congratulations Suzanne! That is a big milestone! I have so enjoyed getting to know you. Here's to another 200!


sheila from life @ #17 said...

I'm finally getting back to reading blogs! and just in time to see your pixs from the SLAH convention...those always have good ideas...

Domestic Designer said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I sure what ever you pick out for the giveaway will be wonderful. Have a great trip!

Darlene said...

Congratulations on your 200 posts!!!! I'm not picky at all so I bet anything you gave away would be fabulous!

Anita said...

Congrats on your milestone. Anything you decide as a giveaway would be an absolute hit, I have not doubt. I have to say that the Southern Living At Home items are quite attractive...I'm just saying.

So blessed! said...

Whooo hooo!!! Happy Bloggy-versary!
Can't wait to see who wins....
Hugs from NE Texas.

Summer Gypsy said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. I found you via Suzanne's blog. I found her blog via Barbara's blog! Isn't a road trip on blogland super? Your giveaway will be awesome no matter what treasure is given. Please visit me, and I will be back here soon.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Congrats on those go girl!!!

Nancy said...

Hi Suzanne. Congratulations on 200 posts. You really are a good writer.

Let's see....I'm so excited about that portrait thing. How about that. :D....I know. I don't expect much. :) Seriously, anything you chose would be nice I know.

Bella said...

I guess mine will be a belated Happy know I haven't ever done a blogversary or a give away over at Southern have inspired me!!! How would one begin to pick just one of those fabu SLAH items???


April said...

Sorry if I'm breaking the rules, but thought I'd sign up, again!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Okay, i never saw this post!

Congrats to the success of your blog and whatever you decide to use as the giveaway will be perfect.

Love your blog!

Lamp Tramp said...

Congratulations on your 200th post and 2 years! Loving the items at SLaHome!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Well, I heard there was a giveaway going on and popped right over, and now I'm really glad I did because I see you're a fellow Texas Girlie!!! So, a big howdy from Ft. Worth, Texas!!! ;) Come by and visit anytime or kick up your boots and stay awhile.
♥ Teresa

SharDon Exclusives said...

Lisa from Puppylov sent me over. I wanted to tell you that I am looking forward to getting to know you better. I need to go now, I must check out the rest of your posts. Thank you for the opprotunity to introduce myself and invite you to my giveaway also.

Jenny S said...

How fun! This will be awesome!! What ever you decide to give would be amazing!

Barb said...

Oh 200th post!!that's awesome!

As far as a prize?
That's a tough one. I'm sure everyone likes different things.
You could see who wins and do a prize accordingly.
Or, make a bit of a goody basket with little bits of several things in it.
But really, I know anything you decide will be great!!

Blessings and here is to another 2oo!!
Barbara Jean

Robin said...

WOW....I missed this! I remember reading the post, but I have NO idea why I didn't comment! I love just about everything in the SLaH catalog!

Congratulations on your 200th post!!


Robin :o)

MJ said...

I just found your blog through Pupylov ... looking forward to checking out your past posts!! Would love to be entered into your giveaway. :-)


Willow said...

Congrats on the 200 posts. I love anything that has to do with the dining table and tea things are my favorite.


Lisa Shatzer said...

There were so many beautiful things in the catalog, but I think my favorite was the pedastal with the glass cloche on top.
Congrats on your 200th!

snazzykc said...

I have never heard of this product line before but now I am excited to find out more! I have very ecclectic tastes so anything would be great!

Emily said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! How awesome! I found your blog by searching for product showcase pictures. I love looking at them...they are so inspirational. As far as the freebie... I think everyone would be happy with anything out of the SLAH catalog. All of the products are fabulous and you can't go wrong there!


Bellamere Cottage said...

Good for you! 200 posts and a blogaversary! YIKES! I'd love to be the happy recipient of any of the items from the Southern Living catalog....I haven't seen one for a bit, so I'm sure there are some wonderful new things inside! :-)

I'm nearly to my first 100....well, that will be Saturday...and I'll be having a giveaway too.... :-)

Hugs and congrats!

The French Bear said...

Congratulations on your 200 post!!! Wow, I feel like a baby with only seventy something, he he.... I came this way via Lisa at Puppyluv, glad I did!!! I have never heard of SLAH, I guess because I am way of here in Alberta! Sounds delightful though, I am sure you would have a great prize, looks like you have wonderful taste!!!
Margaret B

A Joyful Chaos said...

I love surprises, I don't think you even want to hear my list of things I would be happy to receive, it would fill several pages!

Roeshel said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog via Lisa at pupylov. Nice to "meet" you. What a wonderful giveaway - shopping! ;)

There are so many beautiful things there! Just a few at first glance:
entertaining bucket and tray
wisteria hanging basket
beaded bud vases

Congratulations on your 200th post! :)

stefanie said...

wow,200, amazing!!!! congratulations. i looked thru your catalog, goodness, everythings beautiful. i think i would just choose your favorite and i think it is very generous of you. go over to my blog and enter my giveaway under pink saturday.