Thursday, December 2, 2010

Big hugs, thanks and a giveaway!!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I'm in a  mood for a giveaway.  Well, actually a long overdue giveaway.  I planned to do one when I reached 800 and now I have 841!  So without further ado, here's the deal.

How about a burlap pillow? 

A sweet Tiffany & Co. sachet bag with a vintage image and a gift tag, both with the signature Tiffany & Co. blue ribbon.


I'll be throwing in a few surprises too, just to let you know how much each and everyone of you are appreciated.

All you have to do is leave a comment for one entry.

Be a follower for a second chance.  You don't have to be a follower to win, but I'd love to get to know you better.

That's it.

I've only been blogging just a little over a year and I cannot begin to tell you how blogging has changed my life and it is all because of you.
Because of your support, your encouragement and your willingness to share your lives with me, my life has been enriched.
I am honored.  I am humbled.  I am so happy that you are in my life.

Big squishy, gooey hugs to all of you.



130 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

Big squishy, gooey hugs right back at ya GIRL! You've been a pleasure to follow! Truly..you had me at "Maw's taking a bath in that Frenchie smellin stuff!". Laughed so hard i almost fell off my chair! I'd love a chance to win this gorgeous giveaway mon amie!

Gay Vaughan said...

Oh Sissie, I am more honored to know you! Such a beautiful blog and you always have such sweet comments. Now, do you know how much I adore that burlap pillow?...well, like a lot, really a lot. Thanks for the chance!
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Gay Vaughan said...

I already follow you...(that would explain how I found out about the lovely giveaway so fast).

Nancy said...

Sissie,
Congrats on so many followers! I love your blog and how you share all your treasures with us; and you have such a sweet personality. You are a joy! Thanks for having the giveaway...how awesome!

I'm a follower!

Hugs,
Nancy

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Oh Sissy your giveaway is to die for!!! Please throw my name in the hat please:)

Abby:)

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Oh dear see what happens when I blog and I'm too tired, I spelled your name wrong! I am terribly sorry:( I love your blog....giveaway or not it's one of the loveliest in blogland!

Charlotteღ said...

I love the visits here Sissie so count me in and gooey hugs back at ya...

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Thank you for letting us peak inside your world!

Rebecca said...

T'would SURE be great to win this! Thanks for our generosity...I'm really glad to have "stumbled" across your inspiring space here!

A Cottage Muse said...

I always love visiting you Sissie and I am still looking for an ol' bike so I can come riding with you!!

Love, love, love your pillows ~ I'd be tickled pink to win one!!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Wow Sissie, that's alot of followers. That burlap pillow is really cute.

Cindy Adkins said...

Purely gorgeous, Sissie!!!! I LOVE everything you create--and people would be very lucky to purchase your beautiful items for Christmas!!!! I love this pillow and tag from your giveaway--too gorgeous!!!
XO

Jane said...

Hi Sissy....a big hug right back to you! You are a very special blogger friend...ALWAYS leaving the most encouraging comments. It's evident by the numbers that a lot of people feel the same way.
Would love to be entered in the giveaway and I love being a follower.
Jane

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

Hugs back at cha' Sissie! I would love a chance to win one of your pillows! Even if I don't win the pillow I've still won having found your blog, you're a great inspiration and you have me looking at all my old stuff going "Hummm wonder what Sissie would do with this"...answer I usually come up with, "grab the white paint!!

Hugs'
Catlyn (Cizz)

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Sissie,

Your blog is beautiful, but so are you, inside and out - that is why your blog is prospering! Thanks for the chance to win such sweet candy!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

The Paper Princess said...

And yes, of course, I am one of your long time followers!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sissie,
Your giveaway is very nice and I would love to WIN it:)

Blessings,
Linda

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sissie,
I think you and I met right after you started blogging and I can say...I'm glad we did:)

Blessings,
Linda

Lisa said...

Congrats on such a big milestone! I'd love to win your beautiful giveaway, so please count me in. I am a devoted follower.:)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Your header is gorgeous! What a lovely post and giveaway. I always enjoy stopping by your blog. I have been following for a short time and appreciate the chance to win. Woohoo...

:D Michelle

Linda said...

Are you kidding......who would NOT want that burlap pillow, just right up my alley....well, I don't really live in an alley.

I have been a follower of yours for a few months now. I always love when you post something new....as a matter of fact, I check every single day....sometimes more than once.

Merry Christmas Sissy,
Linda

Mitzi said...

You are a very creative gal. Love you shabby pillows-yearn to own one. Please enter me in your give a way. I am a follower. Happy Holidays!

Blue Sky Farm said...

Sissie,
I'd love to win the burlap pillow. I too am a follower and love to read your blog.What great Things you share. Congratulations on your 800+ followers.. I am happy to be one.
Keep up the creativity.. You are good at it.
Cheryl

The French Bear said...

Sissie, I am a follower already, would love a chance to win this giveaway!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissie, I love the pillow and Tiffany bag....Your the best

Carol

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi sweet Sissy, your new header if just gorgeous.... I LOVE it, and would love a chance to win one of your beautiful creations!!! I will be having several giveaways coming up soon too, their way over due! I want to thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! We are so blessed to have you in our lives too, your such a sweetheart! Oh and I have been a follower for a long time!
Many blessings to you~~~ Daphne

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Of course you know I am a follower, with that being said PICK ME and congratulations!

Carol

Rosemary said...

Hi Sissie,
How funny, we are both doing a burlap post.
Love the pillow.
The tree took many hours, but it's cute.
Thanks for your visit today.
Happy Holidays!
xo,
Rosemary

Pattie said...

Congrats to you! 8>) I love the pillow!

Pattie said...

I have been a follower of your beautiful blog.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sissie,
Your Giveaway is wonderful as I love your burlap pillows! I have been a follower for some time now and I'm not surprised you have such a large following. You have a fabulous blog! You go girl!

Blessings,
Sandi

bj said...

O, Sissy..thanks for the chance to win one of your pretty pillows. Most generous, indeed, and with all the pretties you are adding.
I have followed for awhile..:)
xo bj

Low Tide High Style said...

Sissie I've been so busy that I'm finally getting a little caught up on some blog reading. I love all of your holiday decor and the pillows you've made! And what a lovely giveaway! We're so happy you started your blog a little over a year ago too! Thanks for the chance to win, and I'm a happy follower!

Kat :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh and Sissie big squishy, gooey hugs back to you!! You have made a huge difference in my life here in blogland. Your wonderful encouragement, sweet comments and friendship have meant so much. Congrats on 841 followers and on to many more! hugs, Linda

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats on your milestone Sissie! Lovin' the burlap, thanks for the fun give-away:@)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am a happy follower!!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Congrats on your followers! I am honored to be one of them! Would love to enter your lovely giveaway too! =)

Jeanine

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Oh, Sissie I so enjoy your blog always so pretty and I love, love the pillows that you make, this one is divine! I've been a follower of yours since I think June and have enjoyed every post! I'd love to have the pillow in my home, thanks so much for the chance.
Christmas hugs to you!

Rondell

Sue said...

Lovely treasures, lovely blog! I feel like I win a gift each time I stop in for a visit. Thanks for sharing!

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Dear Sissie,

Congratulations on having over 800 followers.
You are a sweetheart and I enjoy dropping in to see what you have been up to.

I am a very happy follower of yours!
Please add my name to your very lovely giveaway.

Hugs and Blessings,


Susan

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Sissie :) WOW!! Congrats on your over 800 followers! Your blog is fantastic, and so are you, so it is no surprise that you have so many wonderful people following you :) Please do sign me up for your wonderful giveaway....and of course you know I am one of your sweet followers :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

sjmcdowell said...

Hi again Sissie,

Happily following you for almost a year now!

Your pillow is soooo pretty!! I wonder what
other goodies you will be including....he he
I'm sooo excited about your giveaway!!

Love, Light and Happiness,

Susan

CHERI said...

Thrill, thrill...the opportunity to win one of your beautiful creations! What a Christmas present that would be. Sure hope I win:) Thanks for your generosity. Your blog (as I've told you numerous times already) is beautiful and one of my favorites. Keep on keeping on!

CHERI said...

Of course, I'm a follower...been one, am one, always will be one!

sonya said...

OOOHHH! I would love to win the pillow and the tiffany bag! I just love visiting your blog. You are so sweet to have a giveaway. And we are so happy that you began a blog a little over a year ago too. Thanks for the inspiration and love!
Muwah!
sonya

sonya said...

And of course, I'm a follower!
Blessings and Merry Christmas,
Sonya

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Throw my name in please! I love that shade of blue!! and your blog of course!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sissie, what a sweet lady you are to offer such great goodies.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I am a follower and love your blog.

Denise said...

Hello, oh yes please include me in on all the fun.I enjoy every visit with you.

Denise said...

I've also been a follower since I started blogging a couple of months ago.

Barbara said...

Wow Sissie what an awesome giveaway! I'm already a follower and really glad that I am.

Hugs to you my friend XX
Barbara

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

Over 800 followers in just a year?!! Congratulations! I'm one of your followers!

Deborah in NC

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

I would love to win your giveaway - love the Tiffany tag!

Deborah in NC

she dreams big! said...

Thank YOU Sissie for starting your blog and giving me so much inspiration. Just love visiting! Congrats on all your followers!

she dreams big! said...

Yup, I'm a loyal follower!

Laura said...

Sissie-
You are the blessing.
I would love to be entered, and I am a follower.
Thank you so much for your visits to my blog and your kind comments!

Laura
White Spray Paint

earthangel59 said...

Thanks, Sissie, for such a nice giveaway. I would love to have that georgeous pillow and sachet....I love visiting your blog and looking at all the wonderful things you do! Just keep on doing what you are doing !
Hugs!!

Sharing Shadymont said...

I'd love to win your pillow. Love your blog!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Right back at you, Miss Sissie! Congrats on your follower milestone! The pillow and Tiffany accompaniments are lovely!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You're a wonderful blogger Sissie :-) Congratulations on reaching 800 +. I feel the same way about blogging. It's such a blessing, isn't it? What a sweet giveaway this is. I really love the burlap pillow you created. I wrote a post once about wishing for something from Tiffany & Co. too :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm a follower! : )

The Inspired Nest said...

I just love seeing all that you do! I would love to win one of your pillows! BTW, I am drooling over those pink ornaments in your header! Gorgeous!
Lacy

The Inspired Nest said...

I am one of your happy followers!

Nancy's Notes said...

HAVE been out of the blogging world for awhile...sure miss you Sissy.

I'll be back soon.

Hugs and love,
Nancy

Sharon Wengel said...
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Sharon Wengel said...

I want to try that again ! I love that you are having a giveaway ! I love your blog !
Big hugs back at you Sissie !And I am a follower.

Suzann said...

Hello Sissy!!!
Please enter me for the giveaway!!!

Thank you!
Suzann

Suzann said...

And I am one of the 800+ bloggers!!!!

Suzann

Blondie's Journal said...

As the proud owner of one of your table runners, you know I am a fan of your sewing talents...so I must win that pillow!! ;-) And you know I am a follower, sweet lady!

XO,
Jane

Sandy said...

Darling! And I would love to be the new owner. Thank you for sharing...

~ Regan said...

Congrats on 841+ followers!!! Youre blog is truly awesome, you are so talented, and have a taste in your decorating style I can on wish for! ;)

~ Regan said...

I'm a follower!

trash talk said...

You are a sweetheart. I've been a follower, well maybe not from day one...but not too long after that! Where else can I get my daily dose of pink...a girl just can't function without it and you always provide just the right amount of rosy rejuvenation! Move over Rizzo...you are the Queen Pink Lady!
Debbie

mudpies and marigolds said...

Thanks for the giveaway Sissy! You are AMAZING!

-Aaron

mudpies and marigolds said...

I am a follower and I'm so grateful that you share your talent with all of us out her in blogland.
-Aaron

Sares said...

Too too pretty!With 76 entries already I'm sure my chances aren't too great but I'll give it a shot anyway. Gotta love that Tiffany blue and the burlap!

Sares said...

I follow frequently! Even if I don;t always leave you a comment. I admit I can be a lazy typist sometimes!

June said...

Big squishy, gooey hug right back at you sweet girl. I am definitely a follower! What a gorgeous yummy giveaway.
big S,G hug to you...

Holly said...

Thanks for the giveaway :) What a cute pillow!

Holly said...

I've been a follower for awhile now! :)

Allison said...

I love your pillows, Sissie. A burlap one made by you would be a lovely addition! What a wonderful giveaway.

Allison said...

I'm a follower and always enjoy your blog!

Lululiz said...

Sissy, what a lovely way to celebrate 800+ followers. I always enjoy reading your blog and looking at that lovely smile of yours! And of course I would love to win one of your gorgeous pillows, who wouldn't?

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Good morning Sissie! Time flies, doesn't it? Your 800+ followers is well deserved...you never fail to deliver! Your burlap pillow is "tres chic"!~Holiday Hugs, Patti

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Sissie, Congratulations on having a great following, I'm not surprised though. Your blog is so beautiful, cheery and inspiring. I love visiting you and of course I love my pink burlap pillow, it's something I will always cherish!
Hugz,
Kim

Claudia said...

Well, I am so glad you started to blog! You are so talented and your cheery posts make me smile. I'd love to be entered and I am already a follower.

xo
Claudia

Birgit said...

Wow, congrats on attracting so many followers in such a short time -- quite a milestone! Thanks also for the chance to win such goodies.

Greetings from Germany,
Birgit

Birgit said...

Yup, I am a follower. :)

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Congratulations on 800 + followers Sissie!

Adore your gorgeous blog, you talented lady you!

Hugs, Carla.

Anonymous said...

I love looking at your blog. Please enter me in your giveaway :)

cheree

cheree93@aol.com

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

I'm a follower. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!

More hugs, Carla.

Passionate for White said...

841 and growing.... good for YOU!

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

Hello Dear Sissie,
What a fab giveaway!! I almost feel guitly entering as I won once before... ALMOST..HA! so I am a follwer and I love you and your blog.
Have a blessed weekend~
Gwenny

Jacqueline said...

Looks like Jacqueline arrived just in time. Tis very very amazing the joy that blogging brings! It was almost a year ago we were Queens in Training and now look at all the friends that have come along?

Life is wonderful! This month is my last give away for the year and I'm writing about a rabbit hole...friends are jumping down it with me to Christmas Land. It's not too late to join the fun if you get the urge for some jolly cute days ahead...

And yes...I would like to put my two cents in and join the give away. Congrats my Sissie friend! Love and hugs to you!

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Hi there! Congrats on a successful and beautiful blog! Happy Holidays!

RobinBirdsNest said...

Congrats on your 800 plus!! Beautiful giveaway!! thanks so much for he chance!

RobinBirdsNest said...

I have been a follower for quite awhile now and love your gorgeous blog!

Sherrie said...

Congratulations. Always a pleasure to stop by and drool. Please count me in. Thank you.

Sherrie said...

Of course, you know I am a follower. But since my kitty reads what your kitties write, does that count as a second follower? Just checking.

Riet said...

HI dear Sissie. I am honoured and blessed to know that you are my friend. Congratulations on all your followers , I think I was one of the first to follow you last year. It feels like it is a lot longer.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Riet

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

Oooo I'd love to get my hands on that pillow AND my favorite Tiffany blue ribbon!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Sissie,
I would love to win your giveaway. My daughter would love your pillow & I would give it to her. I always love visiting your beautiful blog!
Blessings,
Cindy

Blessings from Cindy said...

I am already a follower & enjoy being one too!!
Blessings,
Cindy

~~Carol~~ said...

Sissie, I enjoy my visits here so much, because you always have something pretty for me to look at! Thank you for a chance to win your giveaway, and I'm a follower!
Happy Weekend!
Carol

Sherry said...

Your giveaway is awesome! I always enjoy my visits to your lovely blog. I want to congratulate you on over 800 followers.

cottageprims said...

Your blog is beautiful! I'm a new follower.Love it.~Amy

cottageprims said...

Congrats on your 800 plus!! Of course I'd love to be entered in the wonderful giveaway.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Paint Me White said...

Hi Sissie, 800 odd followers now thats fantastic. I would love to enter your fabulous giveaway. take care and thankyou Sandy xx

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

Count me in.....I'd love to have a "Sissy" creation.
xojana

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sissie, what an awesome giveaway! Oooh I would love to win!

hugs
Barb

Dogmom Diva said...

Sissie, I am a follower!

hugs
Barb

Sue K said...

Lovely pillow!! I just love working with burlap too! I find your blog soooooooo inspiring. Love the feminine look of the things you create. I would love to be able to decorate like you do, but we live on a working farm, and foo-foo and cow "do" don't mix too well. LOL!!
I would love to decorate with all white and ruffles, but know I'd pay a price. Probably after about six months, everything would be beige...lol!!! Oh well, I can live through your lovely blog. Thanks for all the effort you put into to it...it shows!
Hugs, Sue K (just call me cow patty Sue)

Sue K said...

Oh yeah, I'm a follower too!
Hugs, Sue K

Theresa said...

Big squishy hugs right back at you Sissie! Love the giveaway goodies, and love the pick pillow in your newest post, but of course I believe in fairies! I'd follow you anywhere! Theresa xoxo

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Sissie,
I love you Sissie! I was the lucky winner of your last give-away so maybe I shouldn't be selfish & take myself out of the running. But NOOOOO, not me, I'm a greedy girl. You put me into the hat because I have an uneven number of Sissie pillows right now, I need a third! You are a bright spot in my day when I come to visit you. Keep on sharing & inspiring us all sweet friend. Lisa
PS I'm putting this on my blog.

Beth Leintz said...

Wow what a perfectly packaged giveaway. The burlap pillow and sachet bag are great- but its the silly little things like a shipping tag with an old typeface that get my heart racing. On my way to sign up as a follower. Squooshy hugs back to you :)

Cat & Cricket said...

Sissie... I follow, i found, I follow again... need I say more.. I missed you when I was lost...and am glad I found you again!
Squishy hugs right back at ya!
Cat

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sissie, Congrats on 800+ followers! We should be thanking you for all the beautiful photos and tons of inspiration you have shared with us in the last year. Thank you!

I love the pillow and the Tiffany bag! Please enter me in your lovely giveaway.
Hugs,
Sherry

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, Of course I follow you!

Elaine said...

A fairyland of pink you have created.. ...I am a follower and yes count me in
Congratulation on reaching 800 followers.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sissie Sweetie...
Congratulations sweetie on your 800+. What a treasure and you just keep growing. We all love your smile, and ofcourse all of these beautiful pillows you whip out each week. You keep me drooling.

I love this burlap pillow and I have a place all picked out for it. Please enter my name into the giveaway. Oh I would so love to have this one.

Now you also know I am a longtime follower. I have loved you since the first time I visited here and found your warm smile and beautiful heart. You make each of us feel as though we are your very best friend. Thank you for taking my very heart and soul sweetie.

Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

Debbie said...

Hi Sissie...wow! over 800 followers! That's because you are such a sweetheart, and a very talented lady!
I love coming over here to see what you've been up to.
Happy Sunday.
Debbie@lakehouse

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Lovely giveaway!

Tara said...

Hugs back at you Sissie.Lovely giveaway,thanks for the chance..xx

Tara said...

Always love following you and looking forward to the givaway..xx

saltbox treasures said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thanks so much!
~ Julie

saltbox treasures said...

I'm one of your newer followers. Your blog is beautiful and your words loving and encouraging.
~ Julie

Dottie said...

I'll follow you anywhere, Sissie! Love this wonderful giveaway ... doing a lot of catchup.

Huggers, sweet lady ~ Marydon

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Sissy!

A big squishy, gooey hug right back to you! You are such a sweet blogger. You also leave the most encouraging comments. Congratulations on your followers milestone!

I would love to be entered in the giveaway to win one of your wonderful pillows.

I am a happy follower of your lovely blog.

~ Tracy

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup