I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day! ...I had a cozy, comfy day at home with my longtime Valentine!
Tomorrow is a really big day for me! First of all, it is the first anniversary of 52 Flea!
It was just one year ago that I was invited to Evi's home for a Valentine luncheon. My girlfriends and I sat around Evi's dining room table....talking so fast, all at once... ... we were so excited to be together! It was then and there that these girls... Evi, Paula, Debbie and Carole, of Maynard Greenhouse convinced me to go ahead...give it a try...create a blog of my own.
I returned home and on February 15th, 2009, 52 Flea was born... ... and I published my very first post!
...352 posts in 365 days!
I know, that's crazy!
What can I say? ...I like it!
Anyway, I have never looked back... I have met so many amazing people and even traveled far away to meet a few in person! I guess it would be an understatement to say that I really enjoy blogging!
So.....guess where I am going tomorrow for lunch?
Yes, I am off to Evi's beautiful home again...to meet up with the girls for another spectacular and delicious Valentine luncheon! Evi spoils us so! Besides all the fun.... ...I wonder what will happen this time?
Now to the business at hand... ...a huge Thank You on 52 Flea's First Anniversary...
...this is my chance to Give-Back to all my friends here in bloglandia. Thank you for encouraging me, for making me smile and sometimes laugh out loud... for lifting my spirits when they needed lifting... for all your kind words and comments.....for showing me how to be a better friend... ... and for assuring me that I am not alone...I now know that there are many kindred spirits out there. You are truly a gracious, good spirited, generous and fun loving community and I am very grateful to be a part of it! Thank you to all who follow along, to those who stop by occasionally, to those who leave comments... and to those who don't!
To begin with...the winner of 52 Flea'sOne Year BlogversaryGive-Back ... ...will receive a copy of the new spring edition of ... Jeanne D'Arc Living Magazine!
Have you heard of Lisa Leonard Designs? Do you read Lisa's wonderful blog? Lisa was featured in the spring edition of Artful Blogging...on page 52 to be exact! She was also a speaker at BlissDom'10...an annual convention of women bloggers that I am just learning about...It was held in Nashville a few weeks ago.
I am in love with Lisa's sterling silver jewelry creations and have ordered the Captured Heart necklace with my Dan and Kate's names hand stamped on it. I love her classic simple lines. Her designs are perfect as gifts for just about anyone...(mothers....look at her heart strings piece)! Lisa has necklaces and bracelets with inspirational words, charming designs and so much more! Check out her online store here ...
Because I adore her jewelry so much...the winner of this 52 Flea Blogversary Give Back will receive a $50 gift certificate toward the purchase of a piece of handmade sterling silver jewelry by this talented artist and soulful blogger. I am truly charmed by Lisa and her line of beautiful jewelry!
And finally the winner will receive a copy of the winter edition of Somerset Life! Why, you ask? Because you probably haven't been able to find a copy due to my husband purchasing all available in the county!
To enter this Give-Back all you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me you would like a chance. If you can't figure out how to leave a comment...send me an email!
This Give Back is open to everyone who stops by to say hello and enter....it does not matter where in the world you are!
You do not have to be a follower... You do not have to stand on your head or do twelve jumping jacks.
Just tell me that you are interested for a chance to win!
If you would like to post about my Give-Back or put it on your sidebar or both.. ...it would be appreciated...spread the blog love...
If you choose to do so, leave a second commentand let me know... ...I will enter your name for a second chance.
And that's it!
Entries will be accepted up until... ... Monday, February 22nd at 6 p.m. EST
Thank you and Good luck!
I will be sure to let you know all about our Valentine luncheon! I am so excited! I hope I can sleep! :)
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
Thank you to all the kindred spirits and kind souls who take the time to leave a comment......Your support and encouragement are deeply appreciated.....I read each and every message and as time allows, do my best to reply.
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