Monday, March 15, 2010

Giveaway!

Giveaway is now closed!
So after all the drama I have been having with family members and my blog I am here to say that this life is mine and this blog is mine. I am who I am and I am not going to change anytime soon. I try really hard to be the the Daughter of God that I should be. I am by no means perfect, but I am giving this life of mine the best shot I can. I am a good person with many loyal friends, and those who aren't loyal are kicked from the circle of trust. :) I have learned that it does not do any good to allow toxic people into your life, so family or not I choose very carefully who I allow in my life. So to all those out there who don't like what I say on here, I only have one thing to say.
I DON'T FORCE YOU TO COME AN VISIT MY BLOG, AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT I DO HERE, YOU ARE WELCOME TO NEVER RETURN.
I am going to continue to show things that are important to me and that I love. I want to share love, beauty and kindness. This is the last time you will have to read about this, because from here on out it is back to the business of everything good in my life.
On that note I am feeling generous and want to give away something cute and lovely. I made this at my Mom's this past weekend and had fun doing it. It is my kind of craft. Took all of 10 minutes to make! It is a 81/2 x 11 canvas with scrapbook paper, vinyl, and embellishments.
I am also giving away a Mary Engelbreit journal and sticky note pads. Just because they are cute and cheerful, and I am needing some cheerful right now!

Here are the rules:
1. Be/become a follower.
For an extra entry:
1. Post about it on your blog.
For even more entries:
1. Anyone who leaves a comment mentioning that they came from your blog will get you extra entries. One for everyone who mentions your blog.
2. Anyone who becomes a follower from your blog will get you an extra entry. Make sure they tell me where they came from and that they are following.
Confused yet? Ok, go!
Giveaway will close on Friday, March 19 , which also happens to be Landon's 2nd b-day, so it will be a great day for celebration!

P.S. You do have permission to use my picture if your want to post about this on your blog. Just click on the picture to enlarge it and then you can save it.

25 comments:

McCleary Mama said...

I'm a follower and I want that sign!! If I don't win it, can you send me the directions to make it? It's so cute!!

Mary Ann said...

I became a follower today and would love to win your giveaway.It is sad that some people act the way they do.

Kim Wilson said...

Amen! :) Negativity does nothing but bring us down so just get rid of it! You will feel better! :) Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Amy said...

You said it girl.. Anyone that doesn't like something is getting kicked to the curb.. HA! Cute sign!

Kerin said...

Cute sign!
Love your positive attitude!
Keep it up!

tammy said...

Good for you. Don't let the negative people get you down.

Okay, I am loving that sign! And it matches my laundry room prefectly. I'm thinking you made it just for me : )

tammy said...

Can I copy the picture to post on my blog about your giveaway?

Audra said...

I love this sign. I just signed up to be a follower, came by way of your mom's blog! I will be happy to post about it on my blog as well.

I understand your comments about your blog and people who say negative and hurtful things. I have had the same experiences with family members visiting my blog and then bringing up things later. My thought exactly...if you don't like what I say...DON'T VISIT.

Keep up the good work...I think your blog is wonderful.

Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

Maria, I love yours and your moms blogs. I'm really sorry that there are people like that and you have to be related to some. We all have a fool in the family. Kudos to you for going on, you rock!
Ya know, I'm really jealous of you and your mama's time you spend on the these crafts. If I lived closer I'd be hounding you to take me with you to your mama's house.

BTW, the sign is fabulous, dahling!!

Beth said...

I can so realate to what you said about keeping negative people out of your life. Amen sistah!

I want that sign!

Rainy Day Farm said...

Tammy,
You do have permission to use a picture from this post to post about the giveaway on your blog. I put a note at the end of the post for others as well.
Maria

CaryManda said...

Good on you! :D be strong and of good courage!
i love your sign! super cute! i need it for my laundry room!! :)

Jason and Jill said...

Way cute! Following :)

debbie said...

HI MARIA,
I FOUND OUT ABOUT YOUR GIVE AWAY AND BLOG FROM YOUR MOTHER. I AM ALSO NEW TO HER BLOG.
I LIKE YOUR SPIRIT AND I WOULD LIKE TO EVEN GET TO KNOW YOU BETTER. I LOVE YOUR GIVE AWAY...YOUR LAUNDRY SIGN IS SO ADORABLE AND I LOVE MARY ENGLEBRITE.
I JOINED AS A FOLLOWER AND I HOPE YOU WILL VISIT ME AND CONSIDER BECOMING A FRIEND.
I WILL DO A POST ON IT.
HUGS AND RESPECT
SIMPLY DEBBIE

LanceandMandyBird said...

You know I follow your blog! You're such a cute and crafty girl : ) Keep doing what you do!

Green Eyed Girl said...

I have been a "stalker" of yours for a while... I just love your mom... I think you both are awesome and I love checking out your blogs! Keep up the great work and don't let other peoples "words" get you down... I know... easier said than done! Huggies! Vicki

Mandi Ward said...

I'm now a follower of your blog and Mandy Birds and she sent me here. Way cute sign.

Lynn said...

I am a follower, and would love to be entered in your giveaway! I also will try to post your giveaway on my blog, if I can.

Thanks!

Blessings,
~Lynn
lynn2917@cox.net

Boyd Family said...

Ok, it doesn't look like you really need another comment on this post, but I just wanted to tell you that I think the Laundry Room sign is way cute. I'm all about the 10 minute crafts!!!!

Rebecca said...

Mandy Bird sent me!

And I'm so glad. What a cute sign. I love it!

Rebecca said...

And I am now a follower. Looking forward to reading your blog. God bless!

Whitney Keith said...

Wow! Look at all these posts :) That is awesome, you have lots of positive people in your life :) I am already a follower but will put a post about this giveaway on my blog, for the 5 people who read it (even though I think they already read your blog..lol)

Skeem's said...

alright so I am a follower and I have your link and use it daily:) I also posted about it on my blog! I don't think anyone reads my blog, except for Whit and she wants these beautiful gifts herself! So I hope I get these they are cute, and thank you for always posting wonderful things and you are a wonderful person:)

Shelli said...

Love the sign, and would love to win it! :) And you know I'm a follower!!! Thanks for such a fun give-away!

Anna said...

Negative people should keep it to themselves. You do such great things, I really admire your creativity and your energy.