Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Homespun Giveaway!

In honor of crossing over 100,000 visitors to my blog (which I find completely amazing), I'd like to do a little giveaway. Since, homespun is what I love, create and talk about - the giveaway will be homespun as well!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with your name and, if you don't have a blog, your e-mail address. Comments will be open until Saturday night. I will do a random drawing and announce the winner on Monday!

The giveaway (pictured above) will include an envelope book that I made, a cute petite journal, a homespun Christmas ornament, a pumpkin which will be glittered this weekend, Martha Stewart Family Dinners and Baking Favorites DVD's!

I would like to offer a very warm and heartfelt thank you to all who visit, read and comment here! Having the blog community is such a blessing to me as a stay-at-home Mom and knowing that I have so many friends to visit with each day is a treat! Thank you so much! Please keep visiting and sharing of yourselves!

131 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I found you through Amy's blog and love to read you daily. Please enter me in you contest.
Kind regards, Andrea

Anonymous said...

How lovely!! Love to visit your site!
TamaraP
North Carolina

Niki said...

lovely giveaway, I would like to be included~
blessings,

Marie said...

Love a blog contest. I am still loving your blog! I hoping to have more time to sew when things slow down at work.

Jthemilker said...

Oh how lovely. I have a special use for your coupon booklet... I have been looking for a special one for this project. (see my blog re: C.O.W. aka Coupons of Wisdom) Anyway - love your blog!!! Pick me!!!

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Please enter me in the give away. What a thoughtful thing for you to do!

Melissa said...

You are so sweet to offer a giveaway. I would love to be entered. And I want to thank you because you inspire me and give me so many great ideas. It is a pleasure to read your blog.

Angela said...

I look forward to visiting your blog every morning. You are an inspiration.
God Bless.

Christi said...

What a lovely giveaway! Reading your blog each morning is such a blessing to me!

Leanne said...

Sign me up!!
Thank you, Monica....

~~Anne said...

I'd love to be entered in your drawing. I really enjoy coming here and being inspired.

~~Anne
www.backyardtreasures.wordpress.com

Kimberlee said...

Wow! 100000!!! That is awesome! I really enjoy your blog! Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us!

Tonya said...

I read through Google Reader,but I read every post.I absolutely love your blog.Fingers crossedXXX

picketfencemom said...

Hi there,
Please include me in the drawing. Although I just recently found your blog, you have been such an inspiration!
God bless,
Amy
picketfencemom

AmyG said...

This is really sweet of you! I really like your blog a lot.

Angela said...

Congrats on 100,000!!! Amazing! PLease count me in.

Becky said...

Pretty awesome giveaway! I have been reading your blog for about a week now and have enjoyed it.

Missy said...

I love your blog and am going to bring my husband back to see the interior doors in the Martha house that you pointed out!

Please count me in on your thoughtful giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Monica, thanks for a great blog i check in each morning. You have wonderful ideas, precious prayers, and much needed encouragement! I went yesterday to D.G. and picked up some M.S. Holiday DVD's for gifts(thanks for the tip :)). I would love to be considered for your giveaway!!! Thanks so much for all you take precious time to do. tammyp - teapitts@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

100,000+ -- AWESOME! :) And this cute giveaway is a fun way to celebrate! Love, Mom

wyndesnow said...

I am always amazed and refreshed with the ideas that you have or the recipes you try (success' and failures included). I stop by each morning before the kids get up and to see what you are working on now.
Congratulations on 100,000 visitors.
Wendy
http://simplesnowstitches.blogspot.com

jayedee said...

what a wonderful giveaway! thank you!
please include me in the drawing.

Paige said...

I never win anything but wanted you to know this was a cool idea, some gal will be happy to get your homespun gifts.
xoxo
p~

Tracy said...

Lovely and generous. Please count me in!

Darcy said...

I visit your blog every morning when I'm having my cup of coffee and always enjoy the few minutes spent here! I am going to be making your apple pie filling soon!

I'd love to be entered into your drawing. Thank you!

Lynn Marie said...

Boy what a blessing it would be to be the winner of these homespun gifts. So here I am hoping to be the winner!!!

Emma said...

What a nice idea! I have really been enjoying your blog and am glad to have found it!

Sara said...

Monica,
I appreciate your commitment to home and family! Blessings!

Debbie Ann said...

What a gracious thing to do. Thanks for giving me the chance to win-- and all I have to do is leave a comment. Wow, so easy!
Blessings!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through Joy's blog (Joy in the Journey) and it quickly became my favorite!! I check in every day. Thank you for being so inspiring and encouraging!

Rebecca Anderson
r_anderson0324@hotmail.com

A Dusty Frame said...

Please enter me:)
Thanks
Lizzie

Anonymous said...

I love your gentle spirit. I would love to win your giveaway.

Sheila

sglaurence@comcast.net

Ellie said...

I can't wait to get here adn rad your blog each day! Please enter my name in your contest.

Thanks so much!
Ellie

Lynette said...

Hi, I have recently found your blog through another and I really enjoy it. I would love to be entered into your contest! Thanks!! Lynette

Anonymous said...

Monica, this is so sweet and generous of you!! I would love to be entered in your drawing.
Elise
athomeelise at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a thoughtful idea! Have been reading your blog daily for the past 3 months or so...love the simple yet lovely decorating ideas! Am enjoying your canning jar, raffia, flowerpot candle idea currently! :-)

Blessings,
Eunice
rsmile2u@dejazzd.com

Michele@Philoxenos said...

Who can resist a giveaway??

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS MONICA! Thank you for your generosity. Please sign me up for the contest!

andrea123larabee AT yahoo DOT com

carrie said...

No need to enter me--I am blessed to be the frequent recipient of your homespun goodness!

What a milestone--congratulations!

craftymama said...

That's great!! I love your blog!

Katy said...

YAY! how exciting!!! How fun!! Wow...you got comments on this post FAST!!! LOL I guess people love a great giveaway! Please enter me as well...the stuff looks great! :) thanks so much Monica!

Tamara said...

Monica, congratulations on 100,000! Your blog is one of my very favorites - I try to visit it daily! I've been blessed by your prayerful encouragements on your blog, as well as your wonderful ideas! Keep up the good work!

Annaid said...

Me too? Thanks for your blog. It's great motivation for me. I love your beautiful home.

Jammy said...

Hey there Monica,
Your blog continues to be a favorite of mine! Please enter me.

Jenn M.

Julian said...

i love your blog, and get so many great ideas from it! Please put my name in!
Thanks!
Christina Gomez

Lisa said...

Love all these things. They are they essence of your blog. Warm, friendly, and homespun! Thanks for sharing. Always look forward to reading your blog.

gail said...

hi monica,
i have loved reading your blog. your food posts and craftiness inspires me. i would love to win!

blessings, gail

Anonymous said...

WOW! thank you for being so thoughtful! I did the Amazon coin thing yesterday-fun! Count me in, D.

homesteadprimitivesatjunodotcom

Christine said...

What lovely items. Please enter me in to your giveaway!

Jenny said...

Wow, 100,000 visits that is awesome! Your blog is so inspiring and uplifting. I know I was guided to it. As I look back to when I first started reading your blog I remember how it made me want to be a better house wife and mother. All the sweet things you do to make the ordinary seem extrondary has me looking to do the same. It has changed the way I look at things. No matter wither I win or not. I feel I have won already by having found your blog in the first place. So congradutalions on 100,000 vists to your wonderful blog.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and enjoy hearing your ideas. Thanks so much. I'd love to entered in the drawing.

tabasko@verizon.net

Jamie said...

I've just begun reading your blog and I just love it. Please enter me!

nancyr said...

Love your blog. I read it every morning, and am amazed at how creative you are.
neroath@hotmail.com

Arlene said...

What a fun giveaway! Thanks for hosting it for us :) I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say that we love visiting your blog!

Saralyn said...

I really enjoy your blog. It's very warm and inviting--inspiring, too!

Mrs.Garcia said...

Monica, I love your Homespun Blog. I find so much encouragement in this blog. Please enter me into the contest.
God Bless,
Mrs.Garcia

rohanknitter said...

What a nice contest!
Over 100,000 visits - WOW!

Mrs. Pear said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate!

I love your blog and pop by whenever bloglines says there is something new to read! I love it!

Jennifer said...

Wow! 100,000 visitors...that's exciting! What a neat way to celebrate it. I always enjoy your blog.

Anonymous said...

Please include me in your drawing.
hoverby at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I am no longer a housewife because my children are grown, but I get great pleasure out of reading your blog which reminds me of when I was a SAHM, ( the greatest job ever by the way. Anyway, You remind me of me! Please enter me, thanks! Paula W - Ohio

Anonymous said...

Hello, I love your blog. I loved the chalkboard plate you did. It would be a blessing to win your giveaway
Lisa
blndi66@yahoo.com

Nathan said...

Hi - I've been wanting those Martha Stewart DVDs...please enter me.

Lorri

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed coming to your blog-- you are such an inspiration. Thanks for the neat ideas!

Lynn (from Colorado Springs)

knlgaylor7@msn.com

Choy said...

i really enjoy reading your blog~
many thanks for sharing your life with us. keep it up!!

Anonymous said...

I don't want to enter the contest (sending pumpkins to New Zealand wouldn't work anyway!) but just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your blog.. especially the beautiful photos!

Rachel said...

What fun! Please sign me up. :)

Katie said...

Dear Monica,

I have been reading your blog (and your dear sisters!) for a while now and am so inspired by your genuine spirit and creativity ~ and best of all that you share it with all of us. You have been a blessing over and over again. The way you use this blog as a help to other ladies and as a ministry of sorts is selfless - Hebrews 6:10 comes to my mind. Also - thanks for all the links to the other neat blogs - it's so fun to click around the good part of blogland! Thank you!!

Blessings,
Katie

Janna said...

Nice giveaway... count me in!

Liberty said...

You are so creative! Could you share how you made the envelope book?

kimi said...

Hi Monica! another monica gift? sign me up! ;) kisses!

Kristi said...

Just found your blog and I really enjoy all your lovely ideas!

Amy said...

Please count me in for your drawing!!! :)

Grace @ Rose Cottage Lane said...

Congratulations on 100,000 visitors!! That's a LOT of folks dropping by.

Carmen said...

Great giveaway...love your site! Please include me!

Hugs,
Carmen
www.sixblessings.blogspot.com

Koenig Family Blog said...

Congrats on the HUGE number of readers!!! Sign me up!

Lines From The Vine said...

I would love to be entered into your drawing...what lovely things you have put together. Thank you!
Tracy

Amy W said...

What a lovely give away!
Put me in the drawing, please!

Chrissy said...

Please enter me in the drawing as well...I love a sweet little journal!

Ruth said...

This is so sweet. I love your blog and it is always great to come and visit. I would love to win this wonderful package.
Blessings,
Ruth

Tracy said...

Congratulations!

Julia said...

How wonderful! I love your blog and would love to be included as well!
Julia
www.homesteadblogger.com/blueapplefarm

Susan said...

Would love to win, looks lovely.

Melissa said...

What a lovely prize! I'd love to enter.

Mandy said...

I love to visit your site. I used your apple butter recipe a few weeks ago! It was delicious.

Sarah said...

You have inspired me to keep developing my passions, even when there seems to be no space for it. Thank you for celebrating with us & Congratulations!

Teri in CO said...

I'd love to be included in your giveaway!

Teri in CO
nunnhallatcomcastdotnet

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Monica Dear!
WOW! 100,000 visits to your blog.
What a HUGE blessing you are to so many people. I'm so proud of you & the way God is using you in this unique ministry. I don't need to be entered in your contest, but I think it is so sweet of you to do this for your blog friends.
I love you dearly, Grandma

Mrs. Hurzeler said...

Hey there. I love reading your blog everyday. And I think I have commented a time or two. But whether I win or not, I hope you have a great evening with your family. God Bless.

Deborah said...

I love the home spun look! Delightful!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness! Look how many comments!
I've been reading your wonderful posts for a while now, but I don't comment very often. I guess I'm a lurker. ;0)
I would love to be entered into your contest, and thank you! I love homespun goodies, too.
Blessings,
Karen

Sharon said...

Pick me! Pick me! :0) Just kidding, well, not really, kinda - I do want to be picked, but I don't want to be obnoxious!

Congrats on your 100,000 visitors! That is amazing!

Hugs! Sharon

Stacey said...

Okay, well, COUNT ME IN! This looks like a LOVELY giveaway!

Bless your day - I'll be thinking of you tonight as I try my hand at canning apples for the first time ever!!

Rebecca said...

Monica - Please enter me into your contest. As you know, I love visiting your blog!
Rebecca

Grimesville said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog every morning as I get ready for work. It is an inspiration for my homelife.

Charlotte

Capturing Today said...

How generous! Lovely items and a lovely site. Please enter me in your contest as well. Thank you!

Rebecca said...

I look forward to reading your blog each day. I'm thrilled to have a chance for some "Homespun Heart" goodness in my home. Thanks for the writing & the opportunity with the contest.

Mrs. C said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I visit your blog practically everyday. I love it!

Huskerbabe said...

What a fun giveaway! I'm just curious how you check to see how many visitors your blog has, I haven't figured that out yet.
Kris

Karyn's Corner said...

What a lovely give-away - very 'homespun'! Congratulations on 100,000 visitors. I enjoy visiting your site daily!

Molly said...

I love to visit your blog! I always come away encouraged. Thank you for encouraging us to stay focused on our Lord and be creative home keepers!

Mrs. Bonnie said...

I'm don't remember how I found your site, but I love it, and check it every time I'm on the computer!
I would love to entered in the give away!
Tootles- Mrs. Bonnie

Miss Slim Possible said...

Great blog! I always enjoy a visit. Take care.

Cathy said...

I have enjoyed browsing your blog. What a great giveaway!!!!

Toknowhim said...

Enter me please..

Brenda said...

So thoughtful and generous of you!

bandanachick said...

Enter me in please! I have loved looking over your blog!

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

that is so sweet of you Monica!! How lovely. You are such the homemaker. If only I had the time and the inspiration. You do wonderful work.

also, I had to tell you...remember all those items I bought from Office Depot (like $250.00 worth) back a couple of months ago? Well, I am proud to say, to date, I now have received almost 100% of the refunds back. I am still waiting on one 6.99 check, but once I get that, I will have gotten back 100% of the money and gotten everything for free!!! How cool is that?

Have a great weekend.

Renee said...

So precious! Please add me to the list!

Blessings,
Renee

Jennifer Partin said...

The stuff looks great! Please enter me in the contest!

Anonymous said...

Your website has truly inspired me! I am a new stay at home mom and loving it. Your great ideas are a blessing to me. I'd love to enter your blog contest. Thanks again! Kerri
my email bkthil@earthlink.net

Pauleen said...

I'm new at blogging - I just started this past summer. This Christmas I want our gifts to family and friends to be homespun. Your giveaway would be put to great use. Your blog is one of my new favorites. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Monica,

I have really enjoyed your blog, especially the Mitford moments. You have a clear gift of hospitality!
misslisslee [at] yahoo [dot] com
nashville

Kellie said...

Love your homey, frugal blog! Please include me in the homespun fun!
Kellie
www.acorn-cottage.blogspot.com

Sewbaby said...

Wow, Monica, how wonderful!!!

I hope I am lucky enough to win!

Hugs,
Traci

Boomeyers said...

A celebration give away! Yeah! Thank you for a chance to win!

Liisa said...

What a generous spirit you have! Please enter me in for the draw. I would rather not post our email address here but will provide it to you in an email if you like.

Blessings!
Liisa

Betsy@Thehomeschoolway said...

Lovely giveaway!

Carrie said...

You are so generous, what a lovely giveaway!
Count me in, please!
God bless :)

Joy@Joy in the Journey said...

Please don't enter me in the contest, but I just wanted to say how happy I am that you've crossed your 100,000 mark! I still remember when I first found you, and was immediately drawn to your sweet spirit and love for serving others. Your blog has grown so much these past months, and I am SO happy for you! You are a breath of fresh air for us all! Thank you Monica!
Blessings,
Joy

By the grace of God ... said...

So enjoy your blog -- thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

Cynthia Robin said...

What a blessing your blog is! Thank you for all that you share with us here.

Hugs,
Cynthia Robin

Debbie J. said...

If I had 122 comments, I'd faint! Good job on your blog! Love it!

Debbie J.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Just want to say you have the cuyest blog. Thaks for sharing your photos & ideas. ~Rosemary~

Patty H. said...

I'd love to be included in the giveaway.
I've visited your blog occasionally. Tried your apple cake, was delicious
Love what you did with the roses.
Blessings

Chrisi said...

WOW! 100,000 visitors! That is wonderful! Your blog is so warm & inviting, it's really no wonder.

Renae said...

Your blog is very encouraging.

Thank you for entering me in your drawing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Monica

I don't think you would want to send a glittered pumpkin all the way to North Yorkshire, England. But I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog and thank you for introducing me to the Mitford novel.

Kindest regards, Carol

Anonymous said...

What a lovely giveaway! Please enter my name. Thanks.
Catherine
bizy_mom[at]hotmail.com

Lennye said...

What a sweet blog and wonderful give away.

Becky K said...

Please enter me in your lovely contest. All of those gifts are truly a blessing!
Becky K
Dreaming of Pugs