Friday, August 28, 2009

my blogthday giveaway winner announced

Today is the 1st birthday of my blog or as I like to call it, my blogthday.

Thank you so much to everyone for your sweet, well-wishes and for entering my giveaway.

And now without further adieu – the winner (selected using is Janice at The Faded Cottage! Congratulations, Sweetie! Janice’s blog features beautiful images like this (below) and today is her weekly swoonfest: Chippy Paint Fridays

This (first) year of blogging has been a truly amazing experience: one of friendship, support, generosity, encouragement, and inspiration. Blogging has really become part of my life. cottage is like my own little online clubhouse where I can relax, chat, share, unselfconsciously swoon and gasp, and be inspired! I thank you all and appreciate each comment and visit so much.


Cheri of It’s So Very Cheri creates pretty nests using vintage pages and fills them with painted eggs and handmade, layered tags. Cheri recently had a giveaway and I was among the lucky winners. I have two boys so Cheri placed two eggs in my basket. Adorable. And a perfect match for my living room, too! Thank you, Cheri, so very much!


I was contacted to participate in a virtual book tour with TLC Book Tours. My review of the novel House and Home will be posted on my blog September 1. I even was able to interview author Kathleen McCleary and all be included in my post. Hope you’ll come by!

Thank you all again for making my 1st blogthday a happy one!



{oc cottage} said...

Anyone who can snap such a pretty shot of porcelain roses deserves a prize!!
(first the print...TV must be next!! ;)


aimee said...

congrats! so happy for you :)

LiLi M. said...

Congrats to the winner, and of course congrats to you again! Don't you ever wonder, what were you doing all the time before blogging? :-}

debi said...

Happy Blogthday Elyse!

Love the adorable nest!

Drawn to The Sea said...

This is like the motherload... giving & receiving such pretty things. Congrats to Janice! And to you too!


VA Boutique said...

*Congratulations* on your blogthday!
Congratulations to the winner & congratulations to you again for your interview & review, how exciting!
Have a lovely weekend

Theresa said...

Congratulations! Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Janice!
And congrats, congrats to you, Elyse! ♥

Lori said...

congrats to your winner...and congrats to you on your win!!! that nest is really sweet!!!

Unknown said...

Congrats to the winner! It sure looks like she has a fabulous blog from what you've shown here! :)

Its So Very Cheri said...

Congrats Janice.
Congrats Elyse on your blogthday and to many more to come.
I am TRYING to figure out scrapblog-oh the frustrations...I just need an assistant--heehee
Thanks for the sweet mention from your win of the ever sought after birds nest. I will link back to you in my post today.

Lisa said...

Congrats to the winner! And Happy Bloggy Birthday to you, Elyse!

Candy said...

Congrats to all the winners...Faded Charm and you! You have such sweet words to express what this little club, as you put it, means and all I can say is DITTO!
Have a great time with the book tour thing and I return to read all about it.
Blessings, Candy


Congrat's to the winner and you for "getting published"!!
Happy Weekend.
Deb :)

Unknown said...

Happy First Blog Birthday Elyse!!! You know yours is one of my very favorites!! You are so inspiring, your cottage is gorgeous as are your crafts!! Congratulations on winning the beautiful nest!! It is just darling!!
And congratulatiosn to the lucky winner of your drawing!!
Love ya!

fairiemoon said...

Happy, happy blogthday!

Congratulations! This is quite a momentous occasion. I have to admit for myself that blogging has changed EVERYTHING for me. I love it. I wish I had more readers than I do, but I do it for myself more than anyone else, so it doesn't really matter!

Congratulations again!

Erin :)

Brenda Pruitt said...

I love your place, Elyse! I feel so welcome here. Congratulations to both you and your winner. I believe you have found a "natural" habitat here with the rest of us!

Lisa said...

Congrats Janice!
Happy 1st Anniversary!
Congrats on the win at Cheri's I got her Garden Shed Sign!
Can't wait to read your review!
Hugs, Lisa
ps I too think this is the best club I've ever been in.

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Elise,
Congrats again on your one year blogthday!! YAY!! Congrats on the virtual book tour. Love the pretty nest.
♥ Rebecca

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Sweetie~So much fun talking to you yesterday. Love this cute party hat! I want one ;-)


Its So Very Cheri said...

I got my post done-finally-and linked back to you.


Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Elyse, how did I miss your Blogthday? Well, we've been away on a family vacation boating, rafting and treasure hunting (of course!) Congrats to the lucky winner of your special treats!

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Congratulations on making it thru your first year of blogging. I'm new to the world of daily blogging and am really starting to feel like it's a regular part of my day. I just found your blog recently and I look forward to following you during your next year. : )

~ Wendy

LaurieStar said...

Yay! Congrats to the winner! :)

Sonia said...

Happy Blogthday to you Elyse. You are my lucky winner to my Blogversary =)Giveaway and won first prize... Wohooo!! Here is my email addy:
Please send me your address so I can email you your prize soon.