Friday, April 30, 2010

A Birthday Celebration Giveaway!

The first birthday of my blog is coming up on May 8th. 
I am amazed how fast this first year of blogging has zipped by.  Quite honestly, before I started my blog I had serious doubts if blogging was for me and whether I would even make it through the first month of being a blogger, as you could probably tell if you ever read my first post
One year later and I’m actually still here!
To celebrate, I want to have another giveaway.  During this past year,  I have held 4  giveaways with 6 prizes  but the gifts have always been of my choosing.  This time, I would like the winner of my blog birthday celebration giveaway to pick their own gift so I’m offering a…
 $25.00 gift card
 I want to allow the winner to chose which store they want it to come from!


You have THIRTEEN choices:
(or 15 if you count the 3 in 1 card of TJMaxx, Marshalls & HomeGoods)




target gift card




jo ann fabrics gift card




barns and noble


macy's gift card


PB gift card




lowes gift card


home depot gift card
Since we all have different and varied likes, wants and needs, I tried to cover a wide variety of retailers. 
So, how did I do?  Think you could find something to spend a $25.00 gift card on at one of these stores? 
Uh huh, that’s what I thought!  ;)
If you would like to be  entered into the giveaway, I am not asking you to do a single thing except…
leave  a comment on this post telling me which store you would like to have the gift card from
what you think you would most likely spend the gift card on.
Anyone who has at least one of these stores in their area is welcome to enter.  If you don’t have a blog, please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.  If you would prefer not to publish your email address in the comment section, feel free to forward it to me via email at:
You have until midnight (eastern time) on May 7th, 2010 to enter.
On May 8th, my blog’s first birthday, a winner will be randomly selected and I will send them a $25.00 gift card from the store of their choice.
Let the party begin!
**Disclosure:  I have no affiliation with any of the above companies nor have I received any compensation from them for mentioning them in my giveaway.  In addition, none of the above companies have contributed one single cent to the giveaway prize; it is funded solely by me.


Terry said...

Hi Shari - I read your blog all the time, yet I don't see a follower widget to click to officially follow you. Congrats on your anniversary - if you picked my name, I'd love to have the card from Target, Michael's or Joann's. Surprise me!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Congrats my Dear friend on your first year and it has been a fun year getting to know you...Many Blessings to you my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Just me said...

Happy birthday to you!!!! I wish I win the Starbuck cards!!!!!!

Amanda said...

Happy Blogaversary! I would probably choose the Starbucks card since I have an unhealthy addiction to their drinks and yummy treats.

Dan and Deb said...

Am enjoying watching the House in Hooterville come to life. Also, the home for your daughter! I'd use the Home Goods card for more dishes...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Shari, what a fabulous idea! And Happy blogiversary! I regularly haunt Target and JoAnn's, so they would be used very wisely :-) Please stop by my quilting blog and vote for my friend. Thanks and have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

HI Shari!
Happy One-year-almost! What a fabulous idea and you did an outstanding job~~so thoughtful!
Oh, let's see, I would probably go with Michael's or Target:)
Thanks again and have an enchanting evening...


Connie said...

Hi Shari!
I can't believe you have been blogging for a year too. Time does fly by when you are having fun.

I hope to get to meet you next year when we are in Winter Haven, Florida for the winter.

I would love to have a Target, Wal-mart, or Homesgood. I would probably buy something for my little vintage trailer in Winter Haven, LOL

I love it down there. I was hoping to get to your Christmas shop you spoke of last year but didn't make it.

Happy First Anniversary on your blogging.


Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Thank you for offering something so generous! The Michael's one would be great--I'd buy crafty bits and beads...and something for the kids to create with. ; )

sjeanne said...

I found your blog by googling Josef Originals and was intrigued. (I collect selected ones now - long story!) I also empathized with your recent purchasing trauma. I would love a Starbuck's Gift card and would treat two young mothers I know because they could use a treat!

sjeanne said...

Oh, and I should tell you incidentally, that I have the same milk glass candle holders from my mother that you should in the photo of your grandmother's things. I love your home!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Hi Shari, I have been married for 37 years to the same man too...and I have an anti social calico cat too (I think that's the nature of the calico). Congrats on your blogaversary!

Ms_Pea said...

Happy blog birthday! If I won, I'd pick the gift card to Target and am not quite sure what I'd buy, but somehow I can never get out of that store under $25, so I guarantee I'd find something! :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

fitzs. jill @

Adrienne said...

Hi Shari - I'm so glad you joined the wonderful world of blog. And I'm glad you continued and that I found you! Congratulations on nearly a year. I've enjoyed visiting and hearing about your new ventures and seeing photos of your projects. It's the next best thing to being there! I would love the HomeGoods,TXMax card.

throuthehaze said...

Happy blog birthday! I would love the Target card. I would probably buy makeup.
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday next week!! Isn't blogging the best! Thanks for offering such a great giveaway! I was torn because there are so many good ones. Narrowed it down to Barnes and Noble and Starbucks and well there is Starbucks in Barnes and Noble so Barnes & Noble it is!! Magazines and coffee! I am in heaven! I hope I win! Thanks again for offering!
Hugs, Lisa

Dawn said...

Congrats on your blogiversary!!! If I won, that would be Home Depot... spray paint aisle! :D

Lynda Del. said...

Happy Blogaversary! How exciting!! I think I would go with Macy's because I'm trying to update my wardrobe.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Shari...

Ohhh...Happy One Year Blogaversary!!! What a momentous occasion! Congratulations, Shari! Sending you my very best wishes for another year of continued success and much blogging bliss, Darlin'!!!

How very sweet of have a gift giveaway in honor of your first birthday! I would love a chance to win that Pottery Barn gift card...I have been "eyeing" a beautiful decorative pillow...with an embroidered bird...for the longest time! Hehe! I'm crossin' my fingers!!! Thank you sooo much!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Happy one year bloggiversary I just started my blog ,and I hope mine is a great as yours as I get going Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Birthday!!

It goes by so fast doesn't it? What a generous and thoughtful gift too!!!

Will be back again.


sharonavinger said...

OH! What a lovely gift! I'd love to win the Marshall's/HomeGoods card and use it for new things for my garden. Thank you for this giveaway!

Cindy said...

Shari, Congratulations on a whole year of blogging!!! You have created a lovely blog and a nice following. I would love to win the Michaels card. I don't have most of the other stores in my area, but I would definitely use that one! Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs, Cindy s

pam said...

I came upon your blog by accident and have been following your house adventure ever since.
I love what you are doing to the new house.
If I won I would pick the HomeGoods card. I love what they have there.
sydneybeanpug at gmail dot com

Sandy said...

Hands down, there's just no choice for me but Michaels. A girl never has enough beads!

Wendy said...


Such a hard decision, I'd probably choose Joann's & get some new fabric or Lowe's/Home Depot and get some new plants!

Carol said...

Congratulations on one year! I just began blogging last year myself and never dreamed that I would meet so many great friends...

I would definitely choose the Joann's card to add fabric and cross stitching supplies to my stash :)

Carol @ The Roseberry Cottage said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Love your blog and I enjoy seeing the progress you're making on your House in Hooterville.
I would love to have the Home Depot or Lowe's card. We're working on the landscape in the back yard and I would use it to buy more plants. ;)
Have a great week!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Shari, I would love the Marshall,s card and I would spend it on dishes for my table, of course!
Please stop by and enter my Giveaway too. I think you will like it.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Alyssa Barnett said...

I know for CERTAIN I would spend every penny at Home Goods which (fortunate for me) is right around the corner from my house.

Happy Blog Birthday!


VintageCrafter said...

Happy anniversary of one year! I would have to choose a Micheal's giftcard...I have a million ideas as to what I would love to have from there. One thing for sure is that I would be thrilled to win!
*smiles* and thanks for the chance!

Nelly said...

Happy Anniversary. Wow! those are all great choices of stores. I could use the Michael's or Home Depot for art supplies; or TJ Maxx/Marshall's for clothes for an engagment party I have to go to or for my son's shorts............... Thanks so much for offering such a generous giveaway.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Shari Sweetie...
Happy Anniversary and thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity to win a beautiful gift of love.

I would definitely use this at Michaels. It is my all time favorite place to shop. Thank you for sharing with me sweetie.

Please stop by and say hi. I would so love to have you visit. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Shari, Congrats on your one year B'day! I would opt for the Michaels gift card. This girl can't get enough crafty stuff. Thanks for this great giveaway. I hope you will visit and enter my giveaway.

Willow said...

Congrats. What a wonderful giveaway. I would choose walmart and would probably buy something from the garden center.


Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Shari and thank you for the opportunity to win a gift card. You are so sweet and generous.

If I won, I would love a HomeGoods/TJMaxx card.

Thank you and have a great weekend.

xo Cathy

Loui said...

Hi Shari!
please accept my congratulations on the blogaversary! and please my I enter?

Recycled Rita said...

I would love a giftcard to homegoods/tj maxx/ marshalls as I always find fun things for my home.
But! I would also love a giftcard to Macy's as I love to shop for clothes there (on sale-marked down to the very lowest!)
Your blog is wonderful, happy bloggaversary! karen....