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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

TA DAAAA!!! I can't believe it's been 100!! It seems like yesterday I was ready to throw my computer out the window while trying to post my first many concerns: "Will anyone ever read this? Will I bore people? Put them to sleep? See my blog listed in the 'What not to do on your blog' Blog? Well, surprisingly none of that happened....that I know of. Instead I have been given so much inspiration, read so many heart-warming stories and enjoyed meeting a lot of women who put their hearts into their creative passions and receive so much joy in sharing. Which brings me to .....

MY GIVE AWAY!! I created this using an antique bottle, vintage Milagro, Swarovsky crystals, vintage jewlery and flowers. I hope whoever wins loves it.
It can be used to hold a few flowers (long stems), or as I have done in my Etsy store, fill it with pieces of ephemera, or even sand from a favorite vacation spot....even a great place to keep those precious baby teeth, along with some cotton. You decide.

Just make sure to leave your name at the post and in one week I will list the winner!!
Thank you to all that you have given me,


Mary said...

Karen, thanks so much for stopping by tonight - I've not been able to keep up with comments to all the many great blog friends, however I do stop by to peek in at the beauty you create. And this's stunning, what a generous gift to celebrate 100 posts - congratulations! Whoever wins will be fortunate to have something so beautiful to display in their home.

Please add my name. I look forward to visiting you for the next 100 too!
Warm wishes - Mary.

Tracie said...

Well, Karen Eileen~
All I can say is Congratulations, big time! 100 already? Time flies when we're all having fun out here meeting kind souls and doing things we LOVE.
I would love a shampoo by R so much, but your beautiful vintage bottle with the religious medallion (yes, medallion) would be an honor too. Please add me to the giveaway, you know how I'd love to fill this beauty with sand from France ;)
Wishing you many more posts to come and thank you for all the lovely eye candy creations you share here, it gives my heart a lift.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I can't believe it's 100 either! Congratulations, friend. I love reading your posts, and I think everyone else does, too!:)

Lana said...

100 already?? But you look so young!!!

congratulations on the big 1-0-0 and do enter my name, please. that is such a beautiful piece you've made!

Miss.Maddie's said...

Congratulations on your 100th post.It's funny how sometimes life leads you down a path that ends up being much richer than you ever imagined. You here in Bloglandia has made it richer for us.
By the way who wouldn't desire a shampoo from RR!!!
May you continue with your beautiful posts.

Heartinmyhand said...

Hi just found your blog. And not a minute to soon. Congrat on 100 and please add my name. I will be stopping by later

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

100 Post wow that's an accomplishment !!!
Your blog is lovely, I come by every day to see what's new.
Your give away is divine its so pretty!Very generous of you!

Mermaid Queen said...

Wow congratulations on your 100th post! Oh do please add me to your wonderful give away too. I think your Lucy images are a hoot! XOXO Martha

Vie Chaotique said...

I learned about you from Lidy. So glad I did - I will visit often. The medallion is called a milagros. I have always wanted one but have never seen one as beautiful as this.

Happy Everything,

Vie Chaotique

The Feathered Nest said...

Happy 100th Post!!!! I love blogging as well and find inspiration, encouragement and sweet friends around each and every corner! Wishing you many more posts ~ I would love to be entered into your giveaway, your bottle is gorgeous!!! xxoo, Dawn

Erin said...

congrats on your 100th post! I just found your blog through Lidy and I'll be back to visit often. Erin

mystikal said...

Happy 100th post. I just found your blog and enjoy reading. I recently just started a blog and wonder the same things you wondered on your first post:).


Carol said...

I love your blog!!!Congratulations on your 100 posts. That is a wonderful achievement. Please add my name to your draw. Best wishes-Carol

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh it's absolutely beautiful!
Please include my name in the drawing!
And I'm delighted that I discovered your blog. It really is a treasure!

PAT said...

Hello Karen

I've just come here from Lidy's. I don't think I've been here before. Lovely blog and beautiful giveaway. I'd love for you to add my name to the hat.

I'm celebrating my 200th post with a giveaway. If you would like to enter, come by anytime between today and Sunday and leave a comment on my Post #200 entry.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Judy said...

I just hopped over from French Garden House. What a great blog you have. I need to browse now but I want to sign up for your giveaway. It is amazing.

Caleen said...

Karen, First time here on your blog and I am glad I found you.. Welcome to Blog world.. Happy 100th posts..
I sure would love to be the recipient
of that beautiful bottle.. Quite a generous gift!! I'll be back regardless.

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Karen...
I came by your via Miss Rhea's and I just LOVE your BLOG...and that gorgeous bottle for your 100th post is 2die4! I'd love to have my name added, if I could. Congrates on your 100th POST!!!


linda said...

Happy 100th! Love the piece you've made in honor of this anniversary. Your blog is a lovely place to visit. LindaSonia

TattingChic said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!! I know what you mean about enjoying everyone's support and loving comments. Everyone is so sweet. Your bottle is absolutely gorgeous! I think anyone who gets it would be delighted!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 100th post- and what a lovely blog it is . Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway. Please add my name.
Best wishes-

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

This is the most gorgeous giveaway I've ever seen. Congratulations on your 100th post...and many more!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Karen thanks for coming by my photo blog. That blog is strictly for my photographs (hobby of mine). I do very little writing there. It's a fairly new blog with under 50 posts. My regular blog can be found at
If you have not been by the other blog, I'd love for you to have a look at it. The 200th post is at that blog.

Thanks again for stopping by.
PS: I've modified my ID. Clicking on my name should take you to the Back Porch Musings blog.

Nancy said...

I am new to your blog, sent over
by Frenchgardenhouse. Know I will
enjoy your blog now that I have found it. Your bottle is such a
beautiful creation - would love to
be entered to win it.
Congratulations on your 100th post!

Mandie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I love visiting your blog. Have a great week.

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Karen! Thank you so much for coming to visit me on my blog so that I could find YOUR blog! It's beautiful. Your creations are wonderful! Have a great weekend! ~ xoxo ~ Joy

mysteryhistorymom said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely treasure with us! Please include me in your giveaway! I am getting ready for my 300th post and will be having a giveaway, too, so please stop by!:) Lori

avalonrosedesign said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I'm sneaking up on mine, and I'm going to have a giveaway too. Your bottle is so beautiful! I love it!

Warm wishes,

*The Beautiful Life* said...

WOW!!! How beautiful!! I would DEFINITELY love to be added to the list for this giveaway!! What a beautiful creation!!!
Name: Ruth Harsham
Hopes & dreams: To win that bottle!

Pink Slippers said...

PLease enter me in your beautiful give away. I'll start preparing a spot. LOL. I found your blog from your friend at french Garden House. Thank you for inspiring me! Wendy

Allie said...

Karen~ I just found your site today and am very inspired by your celebration of your 100th post. Right now, I'm where you were back in the beginning.....blogging is very new to me and I'm still trying to figure out how to make my site more "beautiful" and NOT end up on the "DON'T" list. Your giveaway gift is gorgeous and I cross my fingers and make a wish that I might be the lucky winner. Wishing you many more posts and I'll be back again.....OFTEN!

Naturegirl said...

An absolutely delicious creation!
Congratulations to 100 posts..enjoy your next 100...time flys! :)NG

Paris Cowgirl said...

Karen, thanks so much for the kind comment! I just found it today and hopped on over to your blog. It must be my lucky day that you're doing a give away for your 100th post! Congrats and please add my name for a chance to win that beautiful prize!


Lorrie said...

What a stunning bottle. Congratulations on your 100th post!
Please add my name to the pot.


Stacey said...

I just found out about your blog from Little French Garden House ... What a wonderful surprise! I can't wait to read your blog... And what a gorgeous give-away. Milagros are so intriguing and unique. Hope I'll find one someday (or perhaps even win this one!)

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Wow, Happy*100* post Day! I can't even imagine,since I've just begun this blog journey. Your give-away is so exquisite!! It's sure to be cherished by the one so fortunate to win.
i really enjoy the sidelines of intriguing tidbits you've posted too.
I especially liked the cup of cappuccino with your name floating in the foam. Thanks for sharing an enchanting blog.

P.S. I've got a dear friend who works for Mr.Bob Redford at Sundance. I have her keep me posted on all activities. She's always commenting on what a gentleman he is. Handsome from the heart too. Finding the genuine deal is getting harder to find in Hollywood. He truly is a classic...

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Karen,

This give away is so pretty. Congratulations on your 100th post and for sharing so much of yourself with us all.

bluemuf said...

Karen, What a lovely bottle, it is so elegant. A very nice gift for your 100th post. It will be cherished by whoever is the lucky winner.

Congratulations of a 100 posts and I hope you post many more

From the other Karen Eileen

Anonymous said...

Congrads on your 100th post. Oh pick me pick me! Love the bottle.
Vicki Page

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

Hi Karen,
Congrats on the big 100! I know I'm too late for the entry but I just wanted to send my well wishes and say keep on keeping on~~loved your Out of Africa in the side bar!
(The best shampoo scene ever!)


Genevieve said...

ooohh that is pretty! and I really love your blog lots of eye candy!
congrats on 100!