Friday, September 10, 2010

my belated blogthday giveaway



I got so busy with summertime, extra hours at my consulting job, and back-to-school, that I nearly forgot my own blogthday. My blog turned 2 on August 28, the date of my first post.

I also missed marking my 200th post (this post makes 242)!

Numbers aside, the wonderful inspiration and friendship that blogging brings to my world continues to be countless, and I thank every visitor and friend for that.

To celebrate my happy blogthday, I'm having a giveaway but because this little festivity is so last-minute, the prize will have to be a surprise since I haven't assembled or photographed anything yet. I will be sure to put together a fun sampling of tinkered treasures and treats.

To enter my belated blogthday giveaway simply leave a comment on this post by Wednesday (9/15) at midnight.

xo
elyse

126 comments:

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Oh Boy ~ can I just take a Big Ole' Nose dive RIGHT into that cake!!!! It looks SOOOO yummy!!!
Happy Celebration!

Lisa said...

Congratulations!! wow you are 2! I got my Romantic Homes yesterday and found your page! Congrats! You are having great things all over! I am glad I found you blogging and hope to have many more years!
Hugs, Lisa

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Congrats to you and can I have a piece of that yummy looking cake?

-Danielle

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Happy 2nd Blog Birthday and 200+ posts!
I did see your article in the Romantic Homes also! Famous Gal!
I'm craving that cake...
Happy weekend.
Deb :)

Coloradolady said...

Happy day!! I don't think however, I will get that cake out of my mind....my mouth is watering!!!! Congrats to you!!

myletterstoemily said...

happy birthday to one of the most
enchanting, creative blogs in blog
land!

Donna said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! Please enter me! Thanks!

Marilyn said...

Happy Blogthday!! Save me a piece of that gorgeous cake. Your blog is always beautiful and you are just so creative.
Marilyn

Kit said...

That cake has got to be the best looking cake I have ever seen. Of course now I need to run into my kitchen and forage for a sweet!....LOL Kit

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Congratulations to you!!!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Debra said...

Congrats on your 2nd blogthday. Love the cake it looks very yummy. ! ! !

Jeanne said...

Count me in--and happy Blog birthday!
Jeannie
juanakmcd@aol.com

Sherry from Alabama said...

Hope it was a happy one! I have just completed my eighth month of blogging. I'm still just a baby blogger.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

christyg77 said...

Happy Blogthday! But it is us, your readers who get the gifts...every time you post! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration! Your work is greatly appreciated! Keep up the great work!
Christy
Christyg77@aol.com

Free Pretty Things For You said...

and many more to come my dear!!
im going to eat pretty cake now :)

TheNormanFive said...

Happy Blogthday to you .... What a lovely post you have. That cake looked yummy.
Erin

debi said...

Happy 2nd Blogthday you sweet thing!!

Your blog is as pretty and yummy as that cake!

Nicole said...

Thank you for your adorable blog! It takes me away from life's chaos. :)
Happy blogthday to you!

Carolyn said...

Happy happy Blogthday! :D That is such a pretty cake too! I just recently started following you (yesterday) and I love love your blog! :) Count me in on your give away...so sweet! :)

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

GardenofDaisies said...

Congrats on 2 years!!
And that cake is beautiful!! Do you do cake decorating too?

Cindy said...

Elyse..Happy blogiversary!! I always enjoy you bringing us into the decisions you are trying to make on your home. It feels like we are your friends..sitting at the kitchen table helping you decide!!Thanks for sharing your home and your life with us!!

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I'm so glad you started blogging, Elyse! Happy blogthday! I know anything you put together is cute so please count me in on the give away! ♥

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Congrats! The cake looks soooo yummy!

Irma :)

Sonia said...

Happy 2nd Blogthday Elyse... Its been 2 years? Feels like I known you longer then that!!
Yummy cake!!

Hugs!!
Sonia

Angela said...

Sign me up, I love your cheerful style!!

stefanie said...

see, time flies when your having fun!!! Happy Blogaversary!!!!
and heres to many more!!!
"the best prize is a sur-prize"

Elyse said...

ps

about the cake ...

~ from a bakery (the pastry gourmet)
~ a mother's day present from my sweet guys
~ raspberry filling = YUM

thank you so much everyone for your sweeter-than-cake comments!

xo

Mary Ellen said...

Happy Happy birthday blog day! I have been so blessed to have met you through blogging. You know what a big inspiration you are to me friend!!

Oh Boy Elyse you know I am a sucker for surprises!!! Count me in!

bee blessed
mary

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, what fun, Elyse! Happy Blogthday to you, my friend! Mine will be belated too...for much the same reasons! I do believe we started just about the same day--funny!

I hope you're having a lovely weekend so far!

Julie

Diane said...

Oh my! Congratulations, you sure have a special Blog in my books! I will be celebrating a Birthday this month so I too will be having a Party! oxox, Diane

Valarie said...

Happy Blogthday!! What an accomplishment. I would love a piece of cake. Have a fabulous weekend.
xxoo Valarie

Atelier de Charo said...

Congratulations dear Elyse! Happy Blog Day!

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations! I have to tell you that I think that is one of the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen! Diana

Emmaline said...
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Emmaline said...

Congratulations on your bloggiversary! It was so fun seeing your familiar jars in Romantic Homes the other day- Congratulations on that as well! I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot more of you in books and magazines !

Blessings to you Elyse!

I SO want cake now! : )

KatCollects said...

Happy blogthday : ) I want cake now, lol
Hugs,
Kathy

LissyLou said...

Happy Birthday..your blog turned 2 the day my son turned 8 xx

Vintage Amethyst said...

*Congratulations* on both big blog events!
I'm in the UK so I don't think I will be included in the giveaway but just wanted to say congratulations all the same, you have really wonderful blog & every visit is a dream.
love
Alison
x

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Well happy blogthday anyway. Love your blog.

MosaicMagpie said...

Congratulations on both counts!
That cake is looking yummy!
Debbie

Theresa said...

Congratulations Elyse on these milestones! Have a blessed day and whatever the gift is will be wonderful! HUGS!

Roselle said...

Happy B'day to Elyse's gorgeous blog!
xo
Roselle

Roselle said...

Happy B'day to Elyse's gorgeous blog!
xo
Roselle

Roselle said...

Happy B'day to Elyse's gorgeous blog!
xo
Roselle

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

happy blogthday to a darling blog!

Toby Tea Cozy said...

Gorgeous cake! Happy blog birthday, 200 posts, wowsers!

Claudia said...

Happy 2 years! How the time flies when we're having fun - and we are. I am so happy we are friends and that we met through this blogging world.

xo
Claudia

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Happy Anniversary!

Suzie Button said...

Happy blog birthday! You're sweet, just like that yummy looking cake, to have a giveaway for us! Suzie

kittykill said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Here's to many years to come!

kibbygirl said...

Congrats on year 2 and here's to many more!! Your blog is so great to visit when I need a fix of 'pretty'. I love stopping by so congrats again!

GerryART said...

Congrats, Elyse,
Time really flies in blogland, doesn't it.
I've been following you for a while now and enjoy the trip.
Your cake is a dream.
Hugs & ♥♥♥s
Gerry

koralee said...

Oh happy blogthday my friend...your posts always fill my heart.

I am off for the week but will visit when I get back...happy week to you. xoxoxo

Sewn With Grace said...

Congratualtions! Wishing you many more fun and inspiring things to come!

Annelies said...

Congrats.....and I have my plate ready for that yummy looking cake!!!!

Zuzu said...

Happy-Happy-Blogthday, Elyse!!! :) Hope you enjoyed the cake too!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Anonymous said...

Elyse -

Happy belated Blogthday! I am so proud of you :) Look how many wonderful, exciting things have happened for you in the past 2 years. May you have many more special blogthdays!!
xxxxxx
bff

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Wishing you a Happy Blogthday! How time flies when youre having fun! i cant believe its been 2 years already.Keep up the inspiration & tinkering!

Brenda Kula said...

Anything you put together would be a gift for sure, Elyse! Congrats!
Brenda

tales from an oc cottage said...

If the prize is that cake...I am so in! Happy B-day to you!!!!

m ^..^

Shay said...

Wooooo Hoooooo, I love birthdays!

Nelly said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to the Cottage! Thanks for offering a giveaway.

Nelly

gill said...

I hope that scrummy cake is part of the giveaway!!!

Gill

Jill said...

Congratulations, Elyse! I love your blog so much. It always inspires me and makes me happy! I'm looking forward to many, many more years of bloggy fun and goodness... :)
Hugs,
Jill

Alison said...

That cake is gorgeous! Happy blog birthday! I'm so glad that I found your blog, and I wish you many more years of blogging and creating!!
Alison

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Congratulations to you for 2 years of blogging! It sounds like you've been busy. I love the beauty you provide to all of us :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Dragonlady said...

Congratulations!...I love your blog and love surprises too...
That cake looks so Yummy and Pretty..
hugs
Brenda

Country Dreaming said...

Well----happy number 2 to you!
Time does fly.


Melinda

Country Dreaming said...

Well----happy number 2 to you!
Time does fly.


Melinda

Roos said...

HAPPY BLOGDAY , haha .
great that your blog is 2 years old , i just found it today through another blog , it looks great .

greetings Roos

Debby said...

Happy Blog birthday. Congratulations on being featured. That cake sure looks good.

kiwicarole said...

Double Congrats!! I hope you're not going to eat that cake are you??? It's way too pretty to eat! :)))

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Happy Second Bloggiversary!!! That cake is gorgeous! Looks delicious!!!
Michelle

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, Congratulations, your blog is so lovely and cheery, I love to visit to see what you are creating. Happy Anniversary and have a wonderful week. Terri

My Life Under the Bus said...

HaPpY BlOgThDaY To YoOoOoO !!!

Joyce said...

A very Happy Belated Blogthday to you! Here's looking forward to many more!

sandra lee said...

Happy Blogthday, that is cute!!!
Many more happy blogthdays to YOU!!!!

Beedeebabee said...

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful cake! Congratulations Elyse! Your blog and everything you create is so, so charming. xo Paulette

Michle said...

Happy second Blog Birthday! Really enjoy reading your blog!

Michle
Old Machala Farm

Julie Ann said...

Happy blogaversary!!! And I hope there will be many more!

Terri said...

Elyse, your blog has been such an inspiration to me...I wouldn't miss looking at it during the week. You are so special. Happy Blog anniversary!

Suz said...

Congratulations. I would enjoy some cake and want you to know that I love last minute surprises, Elyse!

Hugs,
Suz

Toque de Arte Ateliê said...

Congratulations!
Kisses,
Iray

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wow! Happy Blogthday! It's always a treat to come by and see what you are up to. Thanks for whatever sweet thing you're giving us the chance to win!

jeanetteann said...

I have never seen such a pretty cake. Happy blogthday elyse xx

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful Happy Bday ..your inspiring!

Pink Lady said...

oh, wow, congratulations! it´s very exciting! i can´t wait until my blog will have its first "blogthday"! :)

oh, i almost forgot: please enter me!
^_^ i wish you a nice sunday!

pink Lady

Jeanne said...

Congratulations Elyse on your blog's milestone anniversary! Looking forward to the next 200 posts!
xo
jeanne

Vicki said...

Hello, Elyse, my friend,
Congratulations on reaching such a milestone. I always enjoy coming over for a visit at your cottage. I adore that sweet garland you made. Seeing your pinking shears reminds me of my momma. She sewed everything my sister, niece and I wore. She always had her shears close by. I vote for hanging it above the door because I think it shows up better there, but either place, it looks quite festive. Enjoy your Sunday and have a happy week~Vicki

Abramyan Avenue said...

Congrats on turning 2! I'm almost there!! That cake looks too good to eat..but I guess I could try! Lol!
-April

nannisandi said...

HI from Ireland! Love your very pretty blog,it caught my eye 'cos my sister is called Elyse and it's a very unusual name!! Don't you have the loveliest range of magazines in USA....makes me so jealous and to order by subscription,postage is so expensive. However,I can enjoy all the pretty things via your blog.
PS the rag banner looks great across the window!

Wendy said...

Congratulations! Keep blogging, because you really make my day!
-Wendy

Leann said...

Well hey Elyse!

The cake is just perfect for celebrating!! Happy day to you!

Leann

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

HAPPY BLOGTHDAY Elyse, and wishing many more! The cake looks heavenly! The boys sure know how to pick them! I am so very grateful to have met you through blogand and to be your very proud fairyBLOGmother!

Love you dear!
Maryjane
xox

Scrap for Joy said...

Please enter my name for your sight-unseen-2nd-blogthday-clebration! Anything you make is a treat and I love parties! I'm so glad I found your blog...maybe, hmmm a year ago or so. I always find whimsical inspiration and good tips, too. I read my Romantic Homes on vacation last week and turned to my husband on the beach and said, "This woman is a blogging friend". "Do you know her?", he asked. "In a bloggy sort of way", I replied. Men just don't get this whole thing!
Here's to many more years!
xoxo
Joyce

Preppy Mama said...

Happy Happy! I just love stopping by to see what lovely things you have created. Congrats!!

fairiemoon said...

Happy Blogthday! That is so exciting! I have my blog-avesary coming up soon as well. i don't know what day though.

Erin :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy blogiversary! What a special way to celebrate.

Jacqueline said...

Here I am, waving from Washington. Coming in on the tail end of your giveaway but I'm here...pick me, pick me please...Love sent!
Congrats on the blog birthday! Blogging to me is like a birthday everyday!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh dear I shouldn't miss this giveaway! do count me in! and big Congrats to you! Happy 2blogsary and hope to read many more beautiful posts from you, Elyse!

xo
fitty

beth gales said...

Happy Birthday and many more! And all those posts = absolutely amazing!

birdie blue said...

elyse,

happiest of blog birthdays to you. please enter me in your lovely surprise give-away. i'm a girl who loves surprises!

xo
~molly

Little Pink Studio said...

you're so funny Elyse!
Happy blogthday. :)
xo, Cerri

Jocelyne's Tea Parties said...

Happy 2nd Blogthday! I found you in my Romantic Homes magazine and I'm glad I did. You are so creative! Thank you for sharing.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Happy Blogthday! Congratulations on two years of wonderful, inspiring posts. I look forward to the next two years! Twyla

Andrea said...

Happy Blog Birthday, better late never never! I love cake and can't wait to see what your giving away.

Natasha Burns said...

happy blog birthday my rockstar friend!! xo

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy blog birthday! my daughter's name is also Elyse so you have one of my favorite names.

Karen said...

Well Congratulations Elyse! 2 years old! Happy blogthday! What did we do before we had our blogs?
Can't wait to see what you cook up! Anything you put your mind to comes out magical so it will be just perfect for this special occasion!
Have a great day! Karen

Lori's page said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary! I must admit I also passed mine, hope to remember on my 2nd anniv. Please count me in for the give away. Thanks a lot, Lori xx

Yvonne said...

Congrats from one of your newer readers. Your blog is simply charming. Thanks for sharing and inspiring! I'm sure that cake is just as divine as it looks!!!
Yvonne

Cottage Flair said...

What a pretty cake. Happy Blogthday! I have enjoyed every visit to your blog and will continue to visit often. Congrats ...
jennifer

Brenda said...

I have just found your blog and am going to do some browsing which looks like it is going to quite fun. Congrats on your blogthday!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Happy Blog-birthday, Elyse!!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI Elyse!

Happy blog birthday sweetie!! Thank you so much for your words and thoughts on my Dad, they meant so much to me!! as does your wonderful friendship too! I've been so behind on comments and catching up, but you are always part of my weekend coffee visits. I just usually run out of comment time, argh :) They should invent a machine to read our minds and translate it to the page instantly :) with life being so busy, that would certainly help!! :)

Hope all is well sweetie and your summer has been good to you! I'm so excited for fall!

Much love and hugs, Cyn xox

Cottonwood Tales said...

Congrats to you and happy birthday!!

Love reading your blog!
Karen in Texas

Ana said...

Oooo, a surprise giveaway...I love it Elyse. I know that whatever it may be it'll be absolutely sweet and amazing. I know I would love to have anything made by you. Congratulations on your blogthday and 200+ posts. I love your blog and always enjoy my visits. Keeping my fingers crossed and chanting..."Pick me, pick me, pick me" :-) Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Hi! said...

I just came across your blog recently and I have really enjoyed it, it will be awhile till I get the whole thing read! Love the picture of the cake I want one!! I also really enjoy all your pictures and the background of your blog looks like material I have in my sewing room! Happy 2nd Blog Birthday! Oh and I grabbed your button.......

Sherry

Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet said...

A very happy 2 blogthday to you

Morayo said...

did you make that cake? holy baked goodness!

Suz said...

Well. I think i wrote already. It is one a.m. in Prague and the churches are chiming.

Imust tell you about making "Elyse-cloth." My daughter and I had a blast. I woman at a rummage sale gave me a ton of rose fabric on a cream background. Kat and I were dyeing lace and we threw some in each bath and got pink, yellow, turquoise and teal background with pink roses still right there. Very pretty!

Hugs,
Suz

Chris said...

Congratulations on two years! Thanks for a chance to win the mystery give-away.

ELP said...

Congrats on your blog B-day! Enjoy the attention

Anonymous said...

my very first visit to you after finding you in Romantic Homes and i loooove your site! happy blogthday and keep up the good work! i am tickled pink to find you....Jenni

m.e (Cathie) said...

happy blog birthday!
popped in from sweet Koralee's to say hello.
lovely pic!

Andrea Singarella said...

Oh, I missed it! but wanted to wish you a happy blogthday anyway!
xo andrea