Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Monday, December 30, 2013

Give-A-Way



Happy New Year!
To all of my amazing blogging sisters.


I am so excited to announce that on January 6th . . .
I will be celebrating my two year blogging anniversary.
I’ve been giving it a lot of thought and want to celebrate with
A Give-Away

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There are only two rules to enter:


  1. You must be one of my delightful followers 
and in my follower’s box at the right.
  2. You must leave a comment.



That’s it . . . pretty simple



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Have you made any resolution for the New Year?

Oh, you probably want to know the prize in this Give-Away . . .
It is a $25 Amazon.com gift card.
That way you can pick your own prize…
Remember the two simple rules and Good Luck!

Have a lovely day, today . . . 
and watch for the winner on January 6th

Keep Smiling,


Your blogging sister, Connie 


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94 comments:

  1. Congratulations on reaching your second blogging anniversary, Connie! I have to say you're a better blogger than I am. I'm coming up on my 7th year next month, yikes.

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    1. Good Morning . . . Wow, I didn't even know anything about blogging seven years ago. I've missed out on so much, because my life has certainly been enriched through Blog-land and all the lovely friends I've made since starting my blog. Oh, I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with your triangles :) Happy New Year and good luck . . . your name is in the hat:)

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  2. Hi Connie

    Congrats on the 2 years that's fab! I've been a follower for awhile and love the inspiration that I always find here.

    Thanks and Happy New Year!
    Leann

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    1. Hello Leann, it is great to see you. Thank you for the sweet complement and good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  3. Well a big congratulations to you! How sweet that you have a giveaway for your followers and what a great giveaway it is! Have a Happy New Year!

    ~Trisha

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    1. Hi Trisha, thanks for stopping by to visit and good luck on the give-a-way. It is always fun to do one of this :)
      Happy New Year!

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  4. I'm a follower! Happy New Year!! :)

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    1. Hi Angela . . . Good Luck and thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  5. Whoo-Hoo!! What a wonderful give-a-way Connie!! Congrats on 2 years.........we started blogging together at the same time!! My prayer is to be more of what God wants me to be........less me, more God~~~Happy New Year and Blessings to you and yours.....you have been a wonderful and precious blogging sister to me. You truly are an inspiration~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie, you have no idea how much joy I get from your visits and your friendship. Happy Anniversary to you, too :)
      Be sure that your name is in the hat and good luck!

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  6. Gosh, I had to search to see if I was a follower....yes I am!!! Congrats on 2 years on the 6th!!! No new resolutions for 2014 except the same old ones. Keeping my blood sugars down and lose weight. Maybe I should do a "give away"....will have to check when I started blogging, I know I am going on 6 years, but don't know the exact date. Happy New Year to you!!!

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    1. Hi Louise, you are not only a follower but a very sweet one at that:) I had to go back to check the date of my first post . . . all that I could remember was that it was somewhere around the first of the year. It turns out that it is on my Momma's birthday, so I will remember Jan 6th from now on :) good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  7. Hi Connie - thanks for the chance to win the amazon gift card! I have a long amazon wish list (boy, do I love books!), so I would be thrilled to win this. I'm one of your followers, too. :-) Happy and blessed New Year to you.

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    1. Hi Sweetie Pie, here's wishing you luck on the drawing of names . . . maybe I'll be able to help with that wish list. Your name is in the Hat.
      Happy New Year!

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  8. Congratulations, Connie! I don't know if I'm in your blogging list on your sidebar because I follow you with Feedly. I find Google+ a little too intrusive. Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi Lorrie, it is great to have a visit for you. I've never heard of feedly, but then I am not a computer wiz, there are a lot of things that I have never heard of. Thanks so much for following!

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  9. A very sweet and thoughtful way to start the New Year, Connie! Happy New Year! xo Hugs Karen

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    1. Hi Karen, thanks . . . I thought it would be fun too. Good Luck and Happy New Year!

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  10. Hello there. New follower here. Actually I think I am number 800...whoohooo!!! What a great giveaway!! YOu have an awesome blog!

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    1. Hi There! This is great, because I just went to your blog and now I am following you, too. Your post on Christmas trees was so fun . . . I'm not so sure about the upside-down one. What will they think of next? Good luck; your name is in the hat :)

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  11. Congratulations on 2 years. I look forward to many more years of blog posts from you :)
    I don't make New Years resolutions, I never kept them so I stopped making them. I laughed at your line "watch for the winner on Jan 6th" it reminded me of all the publishers clearinghouse commercials

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    1. Hi Ann, I'm happy that I gave you a little laugh. I just downloaded a new embroidery package that I can not wait to work with. It contains ten designs of vintage 1950's swimsuits . . . too cute. I thought of you when I ordered it and was wondering how you were doing with your embroidery. I am always delighted to see you here and feel honored to have you as a true follower. Happy New Year and Good Luck!

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  12. Have a really happy and blessed new year my sweet friend!

    Maria

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    1. Hello Maria, The very same to you and good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  13. Congratulations on your soon to be blogging anniversary!

    Please may I be entered into your giveaway - I am already a follower of your blog.

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Helenxx

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    1. Hi Helen, I am honored to add your name to the hat and good luck :)

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  14. Happy Blog Anniversary, Connie! This is a generous giveaway and I'd love a chance to win. I am a follower. : )

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi Kathy, of course you are a follower. I have been enjoying your friendship and the sharing of ideas.
      I am delighted to add your name to the hat . . . and Happy New Year to you too, good luck :)

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  15. Happy (early) blogaversary, Connie! Love your resolutions! Thank you so much for the chance to win your generous giveaway, you are sweet! Please enter me, merci! Happy New Year!

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    1. Hello Donna, I like that "Blogaversary", wish I had thought of it :) Good Luck, your name is in the hat :)

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  16. Happy New Year. I have made several resolutions and hope to keep most of them. Congrats on second year of blogging.

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    1. Hi Betty, Happy New Year, here's wishing you good luck on your resolutions and on the give-a-way :) Thanks for visiting.

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  17. Congratulations on your two year anniversary Connie. It's mine too and can't believe where the time has gone. I'd love to enter your giveaway please. I love the resolutions you have made. Happy New Year to you and your family and wishing a continued blogging friendship into next year.
    Patricia x

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    1. Hi Patricia, thank you so much. Happy anniversary to you too, and good luck in the give-a-way :)

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  18. I do not do resolutions any more per se, but I do find a word that means something and focus on incorporating it into my life over the next year. My word for 2014 is; STRENGTH.

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    1. Hi Melissa, Good Word :) and good luck on the drawing :)

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  19. What a wonderful way to end one year and begin a new one. Love a chance to win. Congrats on your anniversary. Happy New Year.
    Jackie

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    1. Hi Jackie, thank you and good luck :)

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  20. Congratulations on your two year blogging anniversary! Thank you for this opportunity to enter your give-away. I have not made any New Years resolutions except I am trying to get more neat and organized! All four of yours sound like good ones for us all to do! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, thank you . . . the time sure flies when you are having fun. Blogging has certainly enriched my life. I have met so many lovely and talented ladies here and made many delightful friends like yourself. I'm adding your name to the hat, good luck :)

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  21. Congrats on 2 years of blogging from your newest follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog also.

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    1. Hi Connie and welcome. It is wonderful having you here as my newest follower. I have been enjoying your link party, so many talented blogging sisters. Good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  22. This is a great idea, Connie. I will have to remember this on my blogging anniversary this coming June! Happy New Year's!!!!

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    1. Hi Sally, it is great to hear from you . . . your name is in the hat . . . Good Luck !

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  23. Connie, just wanted to say Happy New Year and hope that you and your loved ones have a safe and healthy 2014. -- Jan

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    1. Hi Jan, you are very sweet. good luck!

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  24. Happy New Year to you Connie. Now your resolutions are resolutions I can keep! Congratulations on you anniversary and thank you for the contest.

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    1. Hello Lynn, thank you for entering. I know that this is going to be a wonderful year. Happy New Year and good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  25. Hi Connie! Happy New Year! Congratulations on your anniversary :) May 2014 bring you many blessings!

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    1. Hello Denise, it is great to see you . . . your name is in the hat . . . good luck :)

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  26. Congratulations on your second blogging anniversary and a Happy new year! My resolution this year... save up more money and exercise more... I think those are on my list every year..lol!

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    1. Hi Elise. Well, those sound like pretty good resolutions . . . i wish you the best in keeping both of them. Good Luck on the give-a-way :)

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  27. Connie, congratulations on 2 years of blogging. What a great giveaway, something that everyone would love to win. I have so enjoyed reading your blog and becoming a blogger friend. My son calls my blogging friends my "invisible friends" lol.....But, you are real to me and honored to call you a friend.

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, I feel the very same way. I feel so honored to be able to tag a long on all of my blogging friends adventures and to share in their celebrations of life. I wish you luck in the give-a-way, but also a new year filled with happiness and good health:)

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  28. Connie, now I'm your newest follower! I'm looking forward to seeing all the beautiful projects you create :)

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    1. Wow! Thank you Cynthia and welcome to my blog. I'm looking forward to a lovely blogging friendship. Good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  29. Hi Carol! Thanks for stopping by today so I could find your blog. I'm off to take a peek. I'm your newest follower too!

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    1. Hello right back . . . I'm not a Carol, my name is Connie, but that is okay :)
      I am delighted to have you visit and excited to have you as a follower.
      Your blog is fab.
      Good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  30. Visiting your blog for the first time today! I loved the comment you left under my post on Celebrate Hand Quilting! I have a blog just to journal my quilting journey. It is fun to look back and see how far I have come. My first love is hand quilting and have found needle turn applique my second love. As for the machine I really need to stick to squares, Happy Anniversary on your two years of blogging!

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    1. Hello Carla, I am honored to have you follow me back. Do you know how hard in is to find hand-quilters in blog-land. Most people have gone to the long-arm . . . I really do enjoy the serenity of hand-quilting, not that I won't do some on my sewing machine. At the moment I'm working on a "quilt as you go" quilting technique that I saw on You Tube. Like I said, I am honored and welcome to my blog. Good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  31. Happy new year to you, and may it bring you many blessings! Congrats on two years too!

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    1. Hello Anita, it is great to see you. Here's wishing you a blessed and health new year.
      Good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  32. I am not big on resolutions, but I have set 2014 as 'THE YEAR OF THE HOUSE". We have a lot of fun projects planned.

    Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. My blog will be 2 in mid- January. I will also do some sort of giveaway, but it will be tied to the Grow Your Blog Party at Two Bags Full. I haven't decided what to give.

    Keep up your creativity and blogging!

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    1. Hi Carol, I have never figured out how to enter a blog party. It is probably a simple task, but I just don't have a clue how to go about it.
      This is a year when I'm out to learn new things and do a little diving into the unknown. I love that you are planning home projects; your projects are wonderful and I always look so forward to your posts. Good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  33. Happy New Year, Connie! Three cheers and congratulations on your 2nd blogiversary!!!

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    1. Welcome Katherine, thank you and good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  34. Resolutions - I love yours and I'm going to steal them! They work for me.....thank you! I am a follower of yours - thank you for your sweet comments on my blog, as well. I love a new blogger friend! hugs....kathy

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    1. Hi Kathy . . . steal away :) Welcome to my blog and thanks so much for following. Blogging friends are the best :)
      Good luck on the give-a-way.

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  35. Hi Connie,

    Happy New Year! I find it hard to believe that we are now in 2014. Congratulations on your two year anniversary! I haven't made what I call "resolutions" but have thought about my path forward and what I want to accomplish. I do like your resolutions though! Please put my name in the hat for your candy!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, I am delighted that you made it over to enter the give-a-way and thank you so much for the Christmas card. Your photograph is beautiful . . . I love it and would like you get your permission to add it to a post at Easter. Good Luck!

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  36. Thanks for visiting my blog! I always appreciate comments. You definitely should get back to journaling. It is very rewarding. Have a wonderful and blessed new year. I am a follower. :)

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    1. Hello Tricia, and welcome to my blog . . . wish that I could have met you at the door with tea and cookies :) I'm excited to have you as a blogging sister and looking forward to an lovely new friendship. Good Luck on the give-a-way.

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  37. pick me pick me!!! I had a lovely day today!

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Hi Cindy, all I can say is if I pick you I will be thrilled, but it is all it the luck of the draw :) Good Luck!

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  38. Hi Connie, congrats on your two year anniversary! I will celebrate two years in April. You are having a great give away...thanks for letting us have a chance to win! Have a blessed 2014...hugs, Penny

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    1. Hi Penny, I am delighted that you like my give-a-way, I just thought it would be nice to let the winner pick their own prize. It's easy on me too, because I have no mailed to do :) Good luck and thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  39. Great big congrats to you. It's the mark of a committed artist to have done this for two years and build up such a strong following. Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Hi Electra, I have been enjoying your photography, you really have a fabulous eye for the camera. Thanks for the visit and good luck . . .
      your name is in the hat :)

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  40. Congratulations on your anniversary!

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    1. Hi Debbie, thanks so much for the visit and for following . . . good luck :)

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  41. Hi Connie....love your New Year's resolutions...I love my life simple too!! So glad you found my blog and now I found yours. I hope to visit you often. I am your newest follower...#812. Thanks for the chance to win your give away and congrats to your 2nd blogiversary. Happy stitching, Pauline

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    1. Hi Pauline, I am delighted to have you as my follower #812 . . and consider your friendship a blessing. I have met the nicest people in blog-land :) Good luck :)

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  42. I used to think simple equaled boring but then I got older and realized that simple is so much nicer. It is good to have one or two crazy friends though who you can live vicariously through. Love your journal page and your resolutions ROCK!!!!

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    1. Hello Princess Judy, I like your profile photo . . . you are a cutie pie :) thanks for the visit and for the sweet comment, good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  43. Thank you for visiting my blog, and your lovely comments. Love your New Year resolutions, happy sailing as well.Take care, Wendy

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    1. Hi Wendy, thanks for coming by and even more for following me back. Welcome to my blog, I love making new blogging friends.
      Good Luck on the give-a-way :)

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  44. HEY...thanks for leaving a comment on my blog...small world...quilting is one of th best!!,

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    1. Hi Kathryn, welcome and thanks so much for the visit :)

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  45. Hi Connie - it's nice to meet you :-) Happy Quiting!!!

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    1. Hello . . . I am delighted to see you here and thank you much for following my blog. I love the sewing accessories that you made. I made a thread bag to hang by my machine. I've had it for a couple of months and I'm just now getting in the habit of using it. It took me a while to break the bad habit of threads on the floor, but my room stays much cleaner now :) Good luck on the give-a-way and welcome to my blog :)

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    1. Hi there fellow sailor and quilter. Welcome aboard! Good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  47. Sorry Connie, computer froze! Thanks for your comment on my blog and lovely to meet you! What an amazing giveaway!take care.

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    1. I knew something had happened . . . computers can be stinkers when they want to be. Welcome and again, good luck on the give away :)
      I'm looking forward to a lovely blogging friendship.

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