Monday, July 27, 2009

Birthday/Blogiversary Giveaway

July is a special month for me. It is probably my favorite month as we usually have lovely weather here in the PNW in July. It also happens to be the month of my birth and now for the past two years, it is the month in which I celebrate my Blogiversary. I started this great thing we call blogging July 30, 2007 and I would never have guessed what a fun ride it would be/has been. Hey, did you notice in the middle of the word "blogiversary" is the word "give?"


To celebrate this special month, I'm going to "give" something special to one lucky reader. If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know I love to give stuff away. Sometimes it's something special I pick up in my shopping adventures, sometimes it is a collection of some of my favorite things and once it was something I made (a barkcloth pillow). This time I thought I would share some of my favorite things. Here is just a sampling of what I will be giving away to one lucky winner.

Bag of miscellaneous millinery flowers, scrappy pack of vintage wallpaper (great for collages), bingo cards, mini wallpaper clipboard and a vintage hankie lavender sachet. Just to keep some of it a surprise, I will also be including some of my other favorite things (not telling).

To win the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post, and to make it interesting, tell me one thing you love about July. I will draw a winner first thing in the morning of Thursday, July 30th.

57 comments:

Diane said...

The thing I love best about July is most people are on Vacation, and all the streets become that much less congested it is such a strange calm feeling, at least in my suburb. Count me in And a Very Happy Birthday!
Hugs, Diane

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a sweet giveaway!
What do I love about July? Fireworks and Fireflies!
:)
~Becca~

VintageCrafter said...

It is my favorite month because I am a teacher and I have the time in July to craft and look for treasures! Please add my name in your draw as I would be thrilled to win such a wonderful giveaway!
Happy blogiversary!
**smiles**
Carol

Kal said...

I love July because its so relaxed. June is over, August you have to start thinking about back to school. July is just easy living. Happy b-day!

Marilyn Miller said...

July usually means finally sunshine in Oregon. I am a California girl and I usually love the sun, just not the humidity.

Cottage Rose said...

What a wonderful give a way,, and happy Blogeversary.... and a very Happy Birthday to you..... The thing I love most about July is that today is my Daddy's birthday,,, he passed 4yrs ago, and would have been 81, that is what I love most of all...

have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Celticlass said...

Now I know why you have A Thing for Roses Too!! My birthday is in July too your booths and personality just always seemed nice to me. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Blogbirth. Hmm. July, Roses, berries, butterflies, beach trips, swimming, campout, cooking, and all the special events that make life memorable. Birthday Blessings Lisa. Erin

wandalee said...

Birthday and Blog felicitations! I usually love July because it was the month my first child was born - but THIS July is even better as I just retired this year from teaching and for the first time I'm not counting how few days I have left before I have to go back to school! Love your site and I love roses too! hugs, Wanda

Jessica said...

How nice of you to give away things for your birthday! My favorite thing about July is the long days. I get so starved for daylight during NY winters. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jenny said...

My favorite part of July is Independence Day--what it commemorates and all the activity that comes with the celebration! This is a fun idea for a giveaway; thanks for the opportunity :)

Florence said...

Lisa we are birthday buddies, mine is July 6th and I love this month most of all. The weather is usually just perfect and the flowers are in full bloom. Happy birthday to you, and congratulations on your one year anniversary of blogging. wow

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Those are some lovely goodies! Please enter me in your wonderful give away!! :) I love the fireworks and swimming!
Michelle

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Happy Brithday and blogiversary to you!

What a great giveaway...so generous of you! In addition to the 4th of July, I love getting to gether with family and friends and BBQ'ing.

Denise S. said...

July is an almost perfect month where we live.June is usually still pretty chilly.
Farmers markets,evenings out back on the patio watching birds and our pond fish,suppers outside and much more.
Happy Birthday to you and maybe my new little grandson if he makes his appearance this month.

Sarah said...

I'll tell you what I have loved about this July..........its been a cool month for Missouri, making it bareable to play outside with my boys!

Happy Birthday!

Lori said...

what a wonderful giveaway...you have most of my favorites in there too...one thing i love about july is that is when we go to see my family in tennessee {we actually went early this year for various reasons}, i only see my sister once a year, so that trip is very special to me!!!

Erin said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love sitting outside in the evenings in the warm weather, pefect end to the day! Erin

Wanda said...

Congratulations!! I hate to say it, but right now my favorite thing about July is that it means school is almost in session. I am wore out. :)

Pallas said...

I love spending the 4th of July at my father-in-law's house. The sons, spouses, children and grandchildren gather on the covered deck. The sons do the cooking out, and the spouses bring home made goodies as well as fresh tomatoes from the garden.

By the way, my father-in-law will be 90 years young in December!

Happy Blogiversary

dianneseavers said...

I love holidays and the 4th of July was my Dad's birthday. He will be gone 11 yrs. in August. He would have been 83 this past 4th. I miss him very much but know that I will see him again by and by.

Dianne S.

Lisa said...

Oh...great give away. I love July because it is usually beautiful and my husband has a birthday this month too!

Tattered Goods said...

OH My.... I hope you pick ME!... I have been admiring your clip boards since you did your new header on your blog page. Simply sweet and yet elegant at the same time. Ihope you continue to enjoy your favorite month there is only a handful of days left ;)

I love July because I always knew as a kid that the 4th meant homemade ice cream at my Grandmas. My Grandma and all her friends would line up all the ice cream makers on the driveway as we sat with our towels layed out and waited to get our bowl of deliciousnessssss!!! oh what fun memories :)

Sheila

Stephenie said...

I love July because it's my birthday month also..Although, This year I would've liked to forget my birthday...I feel like i'm getting old(hehe).... Happy Birthday to you!!! And, Happy Blogiversary...
Stephenie

Amy'svintagecottage said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! I love Summer and we can usually count on sun in July and lots of estate sales! Gotta get the junk!Great stuff your giving for YOUR bday!
xoxo
Amy:)

Alex said...

July? Me sitting with a glass of good pink wine looking at the kids playing and DH fighting with the bbq... lol
As well the moment of the year everybody seems to be so happy.

Let me take this opportunity to thank you for your blog I always visit with great pleasure.

Happy birthday and happy blogiversary!

Joyeux anniversaire!!!

Alex from Paris, France

lisa said...

Lisa

Happy Blogiversary!

Fireworks, BBQ's, Family, Friends, The Beach, Swimming.... all things that make July special to me.

Happy Birthday!

Lisa

Clever Karen said...

Happy Bloggerversary! I discovered your lovely blog a few weeks ago and added it to my blogroll! So much good stuff I don't want to miss. I love July because I am a teacher and it is the one month that I have totally to myself to travel and create and relax. All your goodies look lovely - please add my name to your drawing.

Kristen said...

Happy birthday/blogday! My favorite thing about THIS July is that on the 31st, I will be moving out of a duplex in the city and to a wonderful old farmhouse in the country. :)

Deb said...

Happy Birthday & Blogiversary! I'd love to be entered into your giveaway ~ thankyou.
The one thing I especially love about July is that it is the month my son was born ♥

Kathy said...

I love July because it's my birthday and my dad's and our country's! Love the giveaway- it would make July even better! Kathy Julian

terrysweet said...

thanks for the giveaway. my new favorite thing about July is the 12th. it is the day my brother received new life through the gift of a kidney and pancreas transplant. no dialysis and no more diabetes!!!! what a wonderous gift from another greiving family. Words cannot express.

Christina said...

I love July as it is my birthday month and the fireworks!!! Great giveaway, would love to win.

downhomeliving said...

Wow, I haven't been on Blog Spot very long but in the short time i've been here I have seen so many giveaways? It sure seems like so much fun. I love what your giving. I will participate it's so fun. Ok, one more link on my page.

Blessings,

Linda

Sinta Renee said...

Happy blogiversary! I enjoy your blog and your adventures! I love the smell of campfires in July. I live near a lake which is a vacation destination for a lot of people so there is a lot of camping here in the summer. Campfires=camping=hot dogs cooking=marshmellow roasts!
Oh yea:)Thanks for the giveaway.

WSU Laura said...

OOO what fun! Congrats on your blogiversary and Happy Birthday! I love 4th of July, backyard barbecues, and camping in July.

Kim G. said...

Happy two year blogiversary Lisa! Yours was one of the first blogs I started reading and I haven't stopped! Summer is my favorite of the four seasons so July is a favorite month, full of BBQ's, swimming with the little ones in their wading pools and time at the cabin.

Station 521 said...

Happy Birthday and Blogiversary! Wow, that's a mouthful. I love July because the weather is always so nice here in Eugene, however, right now I could do without the 100+ heat we are having. Congratulations again, Debbie

kali said...

hmmm... what i love about july... playing in the sprinkler with my daughters on those hot july days. sitting on the porch swing late in the evening just visiting... in july it is still light out and warm...
thank you for your blog! you find and repurpose such fabulous treasures. my grandma lives in oregon and next time i go i am definitely finding your booth! (and isabel's too!)
happy tuesday!

Heidi Ann said...

What I love best about July is the 4th. For many years, we attended the world's largest Salmon BBQ in Fort Bragg, California on the holiday weekend, and the festivities included fireworks, which I seldom get to see. I am as enthralled as a child when I am watching fireworks.

mitmot said...

i love july because we get to eat lots of lovely fresh fruit and veg from the garden.

happy blogivesary

MM xx

Rachel Knoblich said...

Thanks for doing a giveaway...so swwet! Have a great birthday Lisa!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous blog-----love your very inspirational ideas! What do I love about July? I have summers off so time for: crafting, fluffing the house, sewing, sandy toes at the beach, boating on the lake, getting thrown off when tubing!, long walks in the evening breeze, vacation with the extended family, yummy fruits and veggies from farmers market, gardening, and visits to old friends!
Laurel

Roberta said...

Happy Blog-versary...I love July because the 29th is my birthday...yeah! Best wishes, Roberta

betsy said...

I love the Fourth of July parade in my neighborhood...

Betsy

lovesdogs said...

What I love about July, BBQ's camping, road trips, garage sales, smores, swimming, flowers, spending time with my 5 grandkids also my birthday is July 30th and your sweet little giveaway would be a nice gift.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Happy Anniversery! So glad you are a part of the blogworld. I love your pics and creativity...you have added your 2 cents and influenced many of your fellow bloggers.LOL!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a great month July is for you. Two reasons to celebrate.
Living in Australia mans July is midwinter and I am happy that Spring is on its way
Count me in for your giveawy
Alison

Kay Haworth said...

The most special part of July is celebrating Independance Day - July 4th. Thanks for your wonderful blog - I enjoy reading about your projects and adventures at the various shows. Happy Birthday.

Junebug Furniture and Design said...

Pick Us! Pick Us!
"The Month of July" What comes to mind? For my family and me, freshly picked berries, homemade ice cream and cooking just about anything on the backyard grill!!

Happy Blogiversary!

Best, Glad & Cel/Junebug

Junebug Furniture and Design said...

Pick Us! Pick Us!
"The Month of July" What comes to mind? For my family and me, freshly picked berries, homemade ice cream and cooking just about anything on the backyard grill!!

Happy Blogiversary!

Best, Glad & Cel/Junebug

Tete said...

Hello-
My July favorite things are the birds singing in the morning, the flowers blooming, the bees buzzing and all the veggies from the garden.

And of course, reading your blog!

SewSweetStudio said...

I've been following your blog for some time, but have never commented. Your givaway inspired me to tell you how much I have enjoyed seeing your "treasures" and reading how you repurpose them.
My favorite thing about July is the 4th. It is my favorite holiday to decorate for. Please include me in your givaway and Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

Lov July as it is my birthday month and my only grandson birthday month also..I have 6 grand-daughters and the Prince. Love your blog also...Vera

veralauterbach@ebby.com

Herbgirl said...

Hello! July is one of those months when you can go barefoot. That's my favorite thing about july.....Herbal Blessings, Mandy

Little Cottage said...

Yay!
I love July, because it is still summer & it's still a looooong time till I have to start preparing for Christmas :o)
Hugs,
Sylvi

trash talk said...

Favorite thing about July? The fourth of course!!!
Debbie

white o'morn cottage said...

Love this giveaway!Count me in please...Pam