Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Little Giveaway-From Little Ol' Me~

First I had one follower-
Jettie- my friend-
my supporter-
my adopted "sister".

Then my kids found my blog
and became followers
and gave me encouragement
to continue blogging.

And then another friend found me..
And, sometime in the last
week or so- I looked up
one day to discover
I had over 200 followers.

Now- I know that doesn't seem
like many when you look at
all the mega-bloggers out there..
and you gals know who you are..
but I am so happy to have
200 followers and to
"know" most of them...
to visit their blogs-
to know their families
and their likes and dislikes.
I am blessed.

I applaud all you ladies that
have huge followings.
If some of you smaller
bloggers are jealous
forget it!
The big bloggers work
very hard at growing their blog.
They take a lot of time
and put a lot of energy
into each post.
I admire all of you
industrious, wonderful,
blogging women..
big blog, little blog-
doesn't matter..
I have a soft spot
in my heart for all of you.

As for me-
Well, I just keep plodding along.
And when I have time to
stop plodding I visit
Barnes &; Noble.

What is so wonderful about
Barnes & Noble?
You mean besides the fact
that they have a
inside the store?

Well~ they sell great
Like this one..

which shows a bit of this-

And this one-

which features someone
I know and love
and featured here.

And this one-
which is full of ideas
for Fall
See? Told you~

Are you liking this so far?
Well, if you would like to receive
these magazines to pour over-
to hold in your own hot little hands..
$25.00 Barnes & Noble gift card
all you need to do is
be a follower and
sign up here.
No need to tweet,
Facebook me, feature me
on your blog...
or twitter
titter -doesn't that SOUND like
 a naughty word:>0-just saying'...
You just sign up and
make sure you're a follower.

And HOW will I pick
the winning name?
I think we will go back
to this tried and true method.
She folds-
And-fully dressed for the
She picks!
How's that work for ya?
Sign up below
and we'll have a winner
a week from today,
Friday -August 5th.
Good Luck and
may the Force be with you~

ps...It might not hurt the odds
to whisper sweet little nothings
about SweetCheeks-
you know how SHE is!
your photo name


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Diana,
Congratulations on reaching 200 followers! I'm not surprised because once they meet you and discover how sweet, sincere and funny you are, they can't help but follow you!

I'm so glad that I am part of your inner circle.


From the Kitchen said...

I've seen a lot of blog celebrations and giveaways but I have to say yours has the most fetching "selector" of them all. Isn't it fun to look up and find a new follower/friend? I've been one of your "followers" for sometime now.

Have a great weekend.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Congrats on 200 Diana!
Your give-away is wonderful and your little helper is adorable!
I am a follower of course!

Debbiedoos said...

Whooo hoo girl. Count me in. Funny while on our road trip I bought all the mags for the car ride, it was my first time I read those, love them. Have a great weekend. CONGRATULATIONS, on your milestone.

Jettie said...

How could I resist an offer like this!
Of course, I am still a follower, my adopted sis is the bright sunshine on a cloudy day around here.
Love ya Sis

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Congrats on 200 followers Diana! You make me smile on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing your warm and genuine spirit! And I love magazines and B&N, so I hope SweetCheeks picks me!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Well, The sweet pic of Sweet Cheeks is just the frosting on this cake... & yes, I like it. (except for the creepy skeleton at the dining room table... yikes!! )
Congrats on the 200 milestone...!!!

Sandy A said...

Congrats and great give away....

Melissa said...

I sure hope that pretty princess picks my name! Congrats on your 200 mark, and remember even the big bloggers hit 200 before they hit 2 zillion.
All the best to you and your future mega blog!

Gina said...

Congratulations on the 200 followers! Just make sure that Sweet Cheeks is in full princess gear when she picks my name. You see, my real name is Regina, which means queen, so Princess Sweet Cheeks & I are royalty.

Julie Harward said...

LOL Yes, sweet cheeks shows her true colors=Princess! I have been looking for the cottage magazine, (not found around here) because that is the type of home we are going to buy! Hoping! ;D

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

How Exciting ~ Congrats to you!
Pick Me SweetCheeks, Pick ME~ lol
Have a wonderful week (When SweetCheeks pics Me, I will be out of town till the 12th ~ lol)

Unknown said...

Diana, I have appreciated your emails and inquiries about how I am doing and I think it is very sweet that you have come to know so many people in the same way. You are a special person...and Sweet Cheeks brings much joy into our lives, whether or not she is aware of it! She's our little blogging Princess.
Hugs to you....

Tete said...

Congrats on the 200 mark! I figured you had more followers than that with all the SweetCheeks stories...she is popular and she doesn't even have her own blog yet.
Put my name in the hat...I could always use some inspiration for fall.
Hugs- Tete

Anonymous said...

I know for sure where sweet cheeks get her sweetness,, its from her nana.This is a wonderful give away,, I'm so happy we have become blogging buddies,, I'm proud to be among the 200!!!

Leo said...

Love that photo of Sweet Cheeks. She looks like a fairy princess. Have a great weekend!

Patty said...

Congrats on getting 200 followers! I have very few... but, I do get lurkers, so I guess that's okay!

And, I'd love to win! We don't have a Barnes and Noble but they have one in OKC and I have been meaning to plan a shopping trip! :-)

And Sweet Cheeks looks beautiful in that picture!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Diana, Congrats on 200! What a nice giveaway.
Oh Sweetcheeks how beautiful you look! (seriously I am not just trying to butter her
up!) Keep making us laugh and here's to many
more fun years of blogging and making new

Flora Doora

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Congrats on the followers. I have been blogging almost 4 years and I still am not a MEGA blogger!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

camp and cottage living said...

As a new blogger I can't imagine reaching 200.
Congrats to you. I can see why you have so many followers-I always enjoy your post.
Especially when you have your princesses little pics.
Happy weekend!

Debby said...

Sweet Cakes you are a cutie in your dressup clothes and crown.
I am missing magazines. I am having
B & N withdrawal. I would love to win. I like what you said about big blogs and small ones. It doesn't matter, does it?
Oh, I recently became a follower.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She is such a sweetheart! And I'm a Nana, too so I know how happy this little girl makes you! I am a new follower...although I've enjoyed your blog for a long time now! And I would be thrilled to win! Barnes and Noble is close to my house! ♥

Elisabeth said...

Yay! I'm your 214th follower! Congrats on over 200 followers! As someone who just started blogging and only has 2 followers I know this is a BIG deal. :) Thank you so much for the giveaway!

vandango33 at gmail dot com

Diana Ferguson said...

Congrats, my friend, from one Diana to another Diana! And to top it off....we are both Nan(n)a,

You bet I could find something at B & N.

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey, D!!!! Congratulations on 200 + 14!!!! I think the word is out that whoever visits here needs to wear diapers because you make us pee our pants with your hilarious stories. But we figure it's all worth it! lolol! How did I KNOW that there was a SB in that bookstore....? You don't have to throw my name in the hat (altho I would LUV that copy of Fresh Cottage...), but just wanted to congratulate you and send you a {{{BIG HUG}}}!!! ♥ Luv ya!

xoox laurie

bj said...

O, I love magazines more than books. I would LOVE to have these and the 25.00 for STARBUCKS..Woo Hoo...thanks so much for giving us the chance to win such a nice prize.
O, and I am a happy follower. :))
xo bj

Blessed Serendipity said...

Hi Diana,
It has been fun following you through your blog. I always enjoy my visits here. I am a magazine-aholic and I would love to win those great magazines. Ok Sweet Cheeks, it would be so great if you pulled my name out of the hat, but if you don't, I still think you're cute.

Diana LaMarre said...

Hi Diana,
I just came over to visit after you left me the kind comment.

I loved your rain post above. The sky after was simply gorgeous. You live in a beautiufl area. Your storm must have moved east as it's raining here now. We really NEED it.

I love to take a big arm load of magazines out to the deck to while awhile a beautiful summer afternoon.

I am going to read some of your back posts now.

Pam Kessler said...

Congratulations on the big 200! I would love it if little Miss SweetCheeks would pull my little old name. She has very good taste, I hear.

KrippledWarrior said...

I'm #216. and am I really the only male follower on your list?

Suzie said...

I follow SweetCheeks and get you as a bonus!!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Congrats Diana!! This is a great giveaway!!
I must confess though...I have never been to Starbucks. Hopefully I will be lucky enough to have Princess SweetCheeks draw my name. If I win I promise to break my SB virgin status (did I just say that) and get one for my shopping spree!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hey! I almost missed this, if I wasn't reading your recent post and scrolled down I would have:) Count me in, love B&N on line!
Also enjoyed the post where you talked about the storms, I love me a good (normal) storm too!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Diana--What an amazing giveaway, my friend!! And I was going to ask if Sweet Cheeks needs a babysitter! lol

Laura said...

Hi diana, i will enter as it all looks sooo lovely. Not sure about the overseas thing though, but most places in the states ship overseas now!! Have a beautiful, lovely day!!
Laura xxx

sherry said...

oooh that romantic homes issue looks inviting. love the wall stencils. and oh my goodness, what a nice giveaway! thank you for offering the opportunity. :o) jAne

Unknown said...

Congrts, seet Diana! What a beautiful giveaway to celebrate with you. So love all those lovely magazines ... & B&N is a favorite place, for sure.

It has been a delight to meet & enjoy you & your sweet cheeks & darling family. Many a day smiles occur because of your delightful shares.


Craftberry Bush said...

Hey Diana, I'm back from vacation and to reality ..:(
But what a nice surprise to come back to this
beautiful're blog brings smiles to my heart and you have
Become a very special friend to me....luv ya bunches Nana..

mo said...

Hi Diana,

What a wonderful giveaway!

The magazines are lucious.

Congratulations on the BIG 2 - 0 - 0 !



Kathy said...

Congrats on making it to 200...and beyond! I enjoy being one of your faithful followers. Count me in on this giveaway! Thanks, Maddie/CadesMiMi

Seawashed said...

Well yes this sounds good!!! And I have a son named Luke so I've got the force with me! Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely Giveaway. ox

Lin said...

Congratulations on making 200 blogger followers!! I enjoy reading about your granddaughter's exploits & who wouldn't fall in love with Sweet Cheeks :) oxo

Donna said...

Hi Diana,
congrats on over 200 followers! I know I was thrilled when I made it over 2 (yes, I said 2) followers! So this is a big deal! I would love, love, love to win your awesome giveaway! I sure hope that your cute little princess picks my name:)

Pamela said...

Congrats on the 200 followers Diana!!!
I love magazines I am a junkie of them!
The only problem is there is no Barnes and Noble here??

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love all those mags, too and you know I am a follower. Thanks for a chance.

Gypsy Heart said...

Congrats my friend! I'd love to be included. You know I'm a follower although I'm a bit behind right now.


Debbie~ said...

Yikes...I thought I was a follower long ago, but double checked, and found out otherwise! (Am now though). Your giveaway is AwEsOmE, I hope that little adorable sweetcheeks of yours, picks me! Congrats on your 200+ followers Diana! Know that your blog is truly delightful with Sweetcheeks & Co. antics! We feel the love and pride, through your posts ( I know everyone feels the same as I do), not to mention, your sense of humor, it's fantastic, and puts a smile on all of our bloggy faces! Big hugs,xo Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

What an awesome giveaway! Congratulations on breaking 200!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Sweet giveaway coming from a sweet blogger with a sweet blog! Yeah... 200+ followers :)

Sweet Tea said...

PIck me! Pick me!
I wanna win! I wanna win!

Sweet Cheeks, you are rockin' that crown and looking much the Pretty Diva!
I think you should pick me since I have a great appreciation for all those of the "Diva" persuasion. (how's that for kissin' up?)

Sweet Tea said...

BTW, I'm already a Follower.
Congrat's on the 200+ FOLLOWERS.
Yea for you!!

michelle said...

Phew I almost missed this, what a sweet giveaway and congrats to 200+!! I love and adore reading about sweetcheeks and the fam, you always make me smile my dear. :) I truly truly hope that you are able to come shopping with us either this month or next, no pressure. :)
I am a happy follower/friend!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Diana Sweetie...
Oh what a wonderful share this evening. Congrats on your followers. Isn't it amazing that people love to read our writes and we have such a wonderful time sharing with each other? What on earth did we do before we had our blogs to keep us occupied? I feel as though I have lots and lots of pen pals.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for the great opportunity sweetie. Many hugs and much love from Phoenix, Sherry

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I'd love to win your fun giveaway, Diana! I am a new follower!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

My spell checker keeps erasing my comments after I write them, arghhhh.
I'm already following you, Sweet Cheeks and crew. You are one of my favorite blogs. You always have new content, you've turned me on to lots of other great blogs, I love your photos and videos, and you never fail to make me laugh. Oh, did I mention that your comments to comments or comments on my posts are often even funnier than the posts themselves? Is it Aug. 5th yet? If it is, throw me in the basket will ya? If it's come and gone, congrats to whomever won. Love ya Sista and as always, BLESSINGS.

ShabbyESP said...

Hello Diana,
Please enter me in the giveaway!!! I thought I had already entered but I guess not!!!
Thanks for the reminder!!
I am hoping Sweet Cheeks picks me!!!
Suzann ~xoxox~

Trisha said...

Sweet Cheeks is a girl after my own heart in her Cinderella dress!! Thanks for the chance to win and I look forward to following you!


Daniella said...

I think I signed up like 20 times by now! I just can't remember if I did or not! And now, you have soooooo many people I can't look at each name! I will get dizzy for sure!
So, yes, please enter me too!!

KimMalk said...

I totally love that you have your own darling princess to pick names!