Saturday, May 29, 2010

Let's Celebrate!

Hello Sweet Friends,

It's been a year since I began this blog. I really can't believe it! It seems like just yesterday that I began this little blog journey, and it's been more fun than I could have ever imagined. I remember how thrilled I was to have one follower! This week my 100th follower signed on! (Thanks, Deb!) It means so much to think that someone liked my lil' blog enough to click that "follow" button. For those of you who aren't "official" followers, but pop in from time to time-- I adore you too. I really, really do.

Oh, and those of you who leave me some love in the comments-- thank you soooo much! XOX! It's your feedback that keeps me going. I think you know what I mean... especially if you're a blogger too! I love and appreciate all your comments so much. It's amazing to think that whether I need advice on what camera to buy, what kind of vintage bowl I just bought, or how to grow a peony-- I can just put it out there and my sweet bloggy friends around the world are there to help me out. It really warms my heart.
Soooooo, you know what's coming... a GIVEAWAY!!! To thank you all for sharing this journey with me, I'm having a giveaway. In true Jill fashion, I haven't got the prizes gathered and completed yet, so it will be a mystery prize. (Oooooh!) I will give you hints though... the surprises will be either vintage, or vintage inspired-- or both! Oh, and here's another hint:
Okay, to enter this fabulous little giveaway, just leave a comment. You don't have to be an "official follower", however-- if you are an "official" follower please leave a second (separate) comment also. Hagrid and I will draw the name on Friday! (I'll try to take pictures of that!!)
Hugs,
PS: I must admit, I can't take credit for creating that lovely dessert. It's a chocolate mousse tulip from the bakery of my favorite market, Nugget Markets. Yummmmm... I'll have a bite for you too!

28 comments:

Patty said...

Jill, I would love to be a part of your little give away!!! I have joined in on your followers!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

A mystery prize huh??? I am also adding myself to your followers...now that i FOUND YOUR BLOG! Loving the Peonies...I have a huge arrangement on my dining room table...absolutely wonderful!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Jill! Congratulations on your first year of blogging! I hope it's been as rewarding for you as I've found it to be. All the sweet ladies I've met along the way is amazing. Your giveaway looks right up my ally! Have a great holiday weekend! Twyla

ultsu said...

Congratulations for the 1 year old. I love mysteries, so would love to take part in this,

Eva said...

Ah! I am one of your officials followers since...I do not know, months ago :)

Eva said...

Congratulations Jill, your blog deserves a lot of followers more in the next year!
You are right blogland and bloggers are wonderful.
Thanks for the chance to participate in your giveaway. How fun!
Love

Eva said...

Sorry, again me :) I have added your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog. hope it is ok! :)

rosanna said...

Hallo Jill, happy blogversary and congrats for the 100 followers. Do not count me for the giveaway, I've already one one ^_^. Have a nice day Rosanna

Janet's Creations said...

Hi, I just found you. I love the peonies. I plant them all over my yard and like a squirrel forget about them. Then I am totally surprized and delighted when they magically bloom in the spring!
I would love to be part of your giveaway. I am joining your followers right now.
Janet

Susanna said...

You know I always start smiling when my blogger reader list tells me you have a new entry :)
I so enjoy dropping by.

Congrats!!!

Susanna said...

And then the 2nd comment...
Love the new fresh look of your blog. So pretty!

Debbie said...

"Congratulations on your Blogs 1st Birthday"..xx

The French Bear said...

How lovely! Hopefully Hagrid paws my name out!!!!
I just love the little gnome you have!!!
Cheers,
Margaret B

The French Bear said...

Oh yes, I am a follower already!!! Congratulations on one year of blogging and here's to many more!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Zuzu said...

Congratulations, Jill! I would love to be included in your drawing! I just mentioned in my blog that I'm looking for another embroidery project to work on! :)
Have a happy weekend,
Zuzu

Zuzu said...

Oh, and I'm a follower too! :)
Hugs,
Zuzu

antsje said...

Congratulations! I hope you'll blog for many years to come!

Lisa Leggett said...

Hoo dang! Have 2 bites for me, cuz it looks delish! You're blog is a great place Jill! I quite enjoy hanging out here :o)
Congratulations on your 103 (as I type these words!) followers!! There'll be a thousand before you know it!
oxo,
Lisa

p.s. Dancing Fox! Dancing Fox!

Claudia said...

Congratulations, Jill! One year and 100 followers! I'm a long-time follower, as you know, and a big fan of your blog. I'm so glad we've become blogging friends!

xo
Claudia

Elyse said...

hi jill,

what a great read. i feel just the same about blogging and in august, i'll celebrate my 2nd "bloggiversary!" it's like -- when did that happen?

happy 1st anniversary. it's lovely to know you & your sweet blog.

xo
elyse

Elyse said...

ps

i'm a follower

:)

Kim said...

The time goes so quickly, doesn't it? Congrats on one year and 100 followers. I have to tell you that your blog is one of my favorites- I love to see Hagrid- I loved when you posted about gardening and I love your adventures in your new home- and of course love the dollhouse posts! So glad we met Jill- soon you'll be at 200 followers because your blog is just too sweet ♥

Lynne said...

Time flies, doesn't it? It has been fun to watch your blog grow- and your houses (big and small,) become homes. Hugs to you and Hagrid, too!
Lynne

Faith said...

I love mysteries! :^D

I'm not an "official" follower, but you are in my Google reader.

Kim G. said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging! You are doing a great job! You are on my reader too! XO!!!

Nell said...

P.S. I'm a new follower, though I've been lurking in the shadows ...

Nell said...

Oooh, I love mystery surprises, so please count me in. I also love vintage style. Perfect fun! I didn't realize your little blog is already a year old. Congrats. I'll be back tomorrow (on Friday) to see if I won! Can't wait!

Beetle said...

Is it too late to join the fun? I'm very curious about what this giveaway will be, but I love what I see in the hint. I'll check back to see if I'm the lucky winner.