Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Monday!

Good Monday morning to you! This post marks my 2,000th post here! Ack - can't believe I've had that much to say! :)

But, I thought it would be fun to do a little giveaway just for fun!!

LinkI know it's a little early for a Christmas post (never too early in my book!) but last year these were sold out quick so I wanted to be able to give one away while they are in stock right now! I ordered this plate last year and had so much fun using it and celebrating the true reason for Christmas!

You can catch a couple of glimpses of when I used my plate for our worship breakfast last December here.

There is also a beautiful new Blessings Unlimited catalog out for Fall - you can see all the beauty here or by clicking the cover image on my sidebar.

Here are a couple of my favorite new things for Fall:

1,000 Gifts Journal featuring Ann's beautiful photography!
(There's also a family journal and calendar!)


Great is Thy Faithfulness Clock:


Love these notecards:


So, back to the giveaway! I'm not going to ask you to do anything crazy - if you want to be entered in the random drawing for the Happy Birthday to the King platter just leave a comment on this post. I know you're tired of hearing this - but please, please, please leave an e-mail address if you're using anonymous comments or have your e-mail address disabled. If there is no way to contact you, I will choose a new winner.

Comments will be accepted until Wednesday, August 31 at 10pm EST. Winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

Thanks for reading and visiting here!

92 comments:

Leanne said...

WOW!! 2000 posts! and I think I've read every one!! thanks for sharing your life and Heart, Monica!
Love,
Leanne

Shelby said...

As always Monica I am so glad I came upon your blog a couple of years ago:) Love your heart and talent.
Shelby

LynnMarie said...

What a nice gift and congrats on so many post! Count me in!

Cortney said...

Oh I just love that plate!! Congrats on reaching 2,000 posts! I'm just at 200- 2,000 seems so far away! :)

angela said...

I agree, it's never too soon to talk Christmas.

Mary Ann said...

Congrats on your many posts! I've enjoyed and been blessed by what you've written each day! I would love to win this plate. So very cute!

Blessings has such wonderful items!

Anonymous said...

That is really a cute plate to use to celebrate Jesus rather than ourselves, a pretty plate to enjoy!
~ Rachel Thomas

thethomasfamily777@gmail.com

Wendi said...

I have enjoyed reading all 2000 of your post! Like the plate. :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome on 2000 posts! Angela angejohn at hotmail.com

brandnewday said...

What an awesome way to celebrate your 2,000 milestone! Count me in on the plate! That would be wonderful :)

melissa said...

I'm at 1,000 posts, and am amazed at even that! Love your blog...and that plate is gorgeous!
mjlundquist at gmail dot com

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations on 2000 posts! Love the plate so please count me in. Wishing you a delightful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jeanna said...

I would love the plate. I have been a reader for sometime now, just haven't commented before (bad me). Congratulation on 2000 posts.

JStacie said...

I always think that it is too early to talk about/prepare for Christmas, but then I'm always behind at Christmas. Maybe I need to rethink what is "too early". Thanks for the giveaway.

Jordin said...

Your blog has been an inspiration and encouragement to me for years--as I got married and had my children, actually! :) Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Monica, I have said it before, but it is worth repeating - you have been a great blessing with your blog to me. Thank you for your 2000 posts! I look forward to seeing more slices of your life and being a small part of it by reading here. Thank you for offering this fun plate!

Many blessings,
Terri S
ponyxpress9 at yahoo dot com

Kelly said...

How exciting to reach 2,000 posts! I am so blessed by you! Thank you! joelnkelly at hotmail dot com

Jessie said...

What a beautiful way to decorate! Thanks so much for the chance.

dhbrant@gmail.com said...

2000 posts - that is amazing, Monica - with all the other things tht you do!!
You know how I would love that Happy Birthday plate for the Happy Birthday, Jesus party!!!
Blessings
Susan

Sarah @ Ordinary Days said...

The platter is perfect!

And those notecards? I'd never use them, I'd frame them!

Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Nina said...

What an accomplishment! I would love to win the plate! It's so easy to get caught up and forget the real reason for the season and this would be a wonderful reminder to keep HIM as the focus!

Katie Ellen said...

Congratulations! Love your blog, you are an inspiration!

Ahumbleharvest(at)gmail(dot)com

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your 2000 posts!
Love your blog! Thank you for sharing your life and thoughts with us.

Anastasia said...

I play Christmas music all year...as it is my "happy music" and ofcourse worth celebrating throughout the year! I love that I found you...you who live in the south and are from CO...I live in CO and am from the south (NC)! Blessings for this Monday! (And is this part of the DaySpring branch of "stuff"...is this what you sell? If I ever sold anything, this "stuff" would be it!)

angie said...

Thank you for sharing your time and God-given talents with us--your readers.
That is a nice plate, and I would love to win it. However, I put the 1000 Gifts journal on my Christmas wish list. I have been keeping my gratitudes on the paper printouts that Ann makes available each month. I plan to put them all together in a folder. But for now they are stuffed in the back of my journal. In fact, one fell on the wet cement at the pool last week. So nice to have all of our blessings written in a place of beauty.

Heather said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate Christmas! Count me in!
hhampton223 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Happy 2000 Post Day!

Would love to be included in the contest. What a beautiful plate!

Thank you for the offer and for sharing your heart!

Jenny Goldsby
jennibek@hotmail.com

heicoc said...

Love to read ur posts!

Heidi
Heicoc@yahoo.com

Shiloh said...

I love Blessings Unlimited! They have such beautiful stuff!

julie said...

What an adorable, wonderful plate! And I'm with you - it's never to early for Christmas! It's funny that you said that today since my 4-year-old asked to watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" this morning, and he explained, "It's not even Christmas, but I love Christmas." :)
memphismama2011 {at} aol {dot} com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!! I would love to win this! I love your blog its such a blessing to me!
~Amber~
figandchloe at hotmail dot com

Michele said...

The Christmas plate is adorable. One of my favorite Blessings items is the Inspirational message blocks. If only they weren't so much money I'd buy one for me and one for each of my daughters.

Congrats on your new blog milestone. You're a blessing.

tina said...

Congrats on 2000 posts! Thankyou for your testamony and Godly influence...Tina.....earlandtina@gmail.com

Sharon T said...

I have truly enjoyed reading your posts. I plan to order a few things for holiday giving from the catalog. Thanks for the giveaway--love the plate.

Sharon T said...

I did not leave my email address on the first comment. Please add to it--billyray_sharon@yahoo.com. Thanks.

Ani said...

Congrats on continued blogging. And that platter is adorable, as well as such a great reminder.
anisfavoritethings at gmail dot com

Sonia said...

Congratulations on the 2000 posts. You are inspirational and a joy to read. :)

I think all the things in your giveway would be awesome to be surprised with. :)

Have a great day!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

donna rae said...

What a great milestone to celebrate... thank you for your sweet spot on the web AND for the generous giveaway!

Crystal said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post! What a bloggin milestone! You are such a blessing to me and your other readers, I can't wait for the next 2,000!
I echo the other ladies, it's never too early for Christmas! Although, my 30th bday is 3 days before it this year...so maybe just this once it's too soon! LOL

Jacque Olson said...

I agree that it's never to early to think about Christmas.

being molded said...

I think I've read everyone too :)
Would love to be entered in your drawing!

Garilyn said...

I have a few items from Blessings Unlimited and have loved every one of them. Congratulations on 2,000 posts and thank you for the giveaway!
blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

Sheila said...

I actually am ready to start thinking about Christmas - such a happy time! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa @ Simply Things Family said...

Congrats! I can't wait for the next 2,000. Your posts are inspirational and help me to be a better wife and mother.

Amy @ A Contented, Common Life said...

Congratulations on your 2000 post. May God continue to bless you with time to continue blogging and encouraging others.

Elise said...

2000 posts!! That's amazing!! I know I've shared before, but you are the first blog I've ever read!!
Elise

Sarah Belle said...

Congratulations Monica!! I have loved your blog since i found you over 4 years ago, still one of my favorites :-). tammyp
teapitts at bellsouth dot net

Heather said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post! And the plate is lovely. I have no doubt my kids would love it to celebrate the birth of Jesus with!

Thanks,
Heather

Anna at Joy In Every Step said...

What a wonderful giveaway! What a fun plate!

Kimberly said...

I love that plate! Thanks for the giveaway. And thanks for your many posts that have been an inspiration and blessing to my family.

bkdevore at windstream dot net

Lisa said...

2000 posts! That is fantastic! I enjoy your blog so much--it touches my heart. Thank you for the giveaway--I would love to have the plate for Christmas entertaining.
Thanks,
Lisa
ljn41001@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

Happy 2000th post! What a nice giveaway, too. Your blog is always an inspiration.

Crystal said...

Love your blog! Exciting to see how God has used your blog to bless so many people!
ecsmith98@gmail.com

Crystal said...

Wow 2000. That is great. I love all you have to say. Can't wait for the next 2000.

Cathy said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post! What a lovely giveaway!

Kristin said...

What a cute plate! I love finding those little ways to reinforce the meaning of the season!

I've been thinking about you and wondering how your school year is going? I pray things are going well, though no doubt busy!

Mrs. Pear said...

Congratulations!

Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway - the plate is gorgeous!

~ Mrs. Nom ~ said...

I enjoy reading your blog :)I'm nowhere near 2000 posts :)

Mrs. Nom

Jennifer said...

Please enter me!!!! I love your blog! I'm always encouraged when I visit!

godsbeengood@gmail.com

Michelle said...

I would like to be entered in the giveaway. :)

Maybe it's just my computer/browser, but whenever I read your posts, the letter "m" is missing throughout. Did something happen to your "m" key?

beanandpumpkin2@aol.com

Megan said...

Happy 2000, Monica!

Shelby said...

I look forward to checking your blog daily, thanks for all the wonderful posts and giveaways! I would love to win this plate to use this Christmas season.

Thanks,Shelby
shelbympowell@yahoo.com

mommyjen99 said...

Great blog.............such great ideas you have
jen62728@aol.com

Carly said...

Great giveaway and congrats on your milestone! :)

Kendra said...

What a neat plate. We have a "You are loved" plate that we pull out for our birthdays. It would be fun to have this plate especially for Jesus! :)

Congrats on 2000 posts. Keep it up!

Kristi said...

Thank you for this fun giveaway!

Denise said...

I greatly enjoy your blog! You give me calm in my busy life... Thanks for all you share with us!

Denise
stonemedic76@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 2000 posts!

Doreen
rm2_mah@att.net

Angela said...

Love your blog, have for such a long time! The plate is just beautiful, would love to win.

Angela
byourlove1@aol.com

Anonymous said...

what a lovely plate

Anonymous said...

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what a lovely plate

Anonymous said...

Hello - I've been reading your blog for years. Happy 2000th! tabasko4@verizon.net

Niki said...

What a beautiful celebration. I have been enjoying your writing and sharing for some time now! I appreciate you taking so much time to share with us all--God bless you!
Niki

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I love to share Christmas goodies, so sign me up!

Mrs. K said...

Happy 2,000th post! What a fun giveaway!

Jo Ann said...

Love that plate!

Erin said...

I have been reading your blog for a long time, congratulations on 2000... you are a blessing. I love the plate too!
:-)

erinb1 at aol dot com

Brenda said...

I really enjoy your blog... thanks for writing!

Darla said...

Congrats on 2000 posts! Love what you share!
dar.sieb at gmail.com

asnipofgoodness said...

Congrats on 2000 posts Monica, I love checking in on you here, and seeing what the Lord is up to in your life, how about 2000 more :D.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad I stumbled across your blog. You have been an inspiration.
Enter me in for the giveaway!

4kerrhome@att.net
Jen K.

Tim and Susan said...

I love all your creative ideas and inviting pictures that make me want to pamper my family and feather my nest a little more. Thanks for being a blessing.
Susan

Jenelle said...

Thank you for sharing 2000 pieces of yourself with us. Thanks for celebrating with a giveaway.

*carrie* said...

Mom and I just read your posts together! Love love you!

Mom said...

Wow -- 2,000 blog posts!! That is a lot of sharing and what a blessing those posts have been to me and so many others. Keep 'em coming!! :) Love you, Mom

Lee said...

2,000 posts? Congratulations. The blogosphere wouldn't be the same without you.

Love that platter. Thanks for sharing.

Betsy said...

I have just been catching up on your posts! You ARE a writer and your words have been a blessing to me many times! I hope you have a great day!

Amy said...

I've been reading for about 2 years- keep up the good work!
brian amy 10 at hotmail dot com

Elise @A Path Made Straight said...

2,000 posts- amazing! Your little place here is truly a bright spot in my week. I love to visit and find peace- thank you for sharing, Monica!

Our Christmas season has truly been an evolution over the years... each year we are firmer in our vision and the celebration becomes deeper, richer. This plate would be a lovely addition- thank you so much for the opportunity to add it to our season!

Crystal said...

You are so inspiring to me. I am so blessed to be able to read your words of wisdom everyday! :)

crystal_824@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your inspiration. I would love to win this plate.

Wendy said...

Congratulations on 2000 posts, that is a tremendous accomplishment. Blogging is hard, thank you for faithfully doing it.
I appreciate your honesty most of all. You encourage and challenge me often.

Thank You,
Wendy B

richshelpmate @ yahoo dot com