Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My 200th Post.........Giveaway Time!

It's hard to believe this is my 200th post! really is...and to celebrate, Jason and I have put together a little giveaway, along with the help of my stitchin'-machine-friend, Betty! Here's what's included:

The black colonial shelf of course was built by Jason. It turned out a little more distressed than we meant for it to be....we were kind of experimenting. However, if it's too distressed or primitive for the winner, you can always give it a coat of paint to your liking! (By the way, it's about 16" x 12".)

The primitive "Believe" angel was stitched and donated by my Ozark friend, Betty. All I had to do with it was the tea staining, painting, and distressing of the frame. (She actually brought me lots of stitcheries...I'll share on another post). It's a fairly large stitchery - 11 1/2" x 12".

And last of all is the wooden Goodwill pineapple makeover (painted) by me. It's about 8" tall from the top leaf to the bottom of the pineapple.

My first post was published on May 14, 2008....almost a year ago. For that reason, I would like to do my giveaway drawing on that anniversary date, which only gives you today and tomorrow to enter! I would like to invite you to go back with me and read my very first post. In some ways it seems like yesterday and in others, like a lifetime. I feel like I've made so many new friends and my life is all the richer for it. I really enjoy writing and sharing my faith, family, home, and homeschooling adventures. Thank you for taking this journey with me! To know that anyone else reads and enjoys what I share is such a joy to me, and humbling too. Thank you with a big hug attached! :)

So now on to the details and rules of the giveaway. If you would like to be entered in the drawing, please leave me a comment letting me know you would like to be entered and that will get you entered once. If you are a follower, let me know that as well and you'll get two additional entries! Because of shipping costs, this contest is open only to folks in the United States and Canada. Make sure you leave me a way to contact you, either through your blog, or an email address if you're a non-blogger. (By the way, thank you to all non-bloggers that read my blog too....I appreciate you all)! There is no need to announce this giveaway on your blog. I really would prefer it to be focused around those that are regular readers or those that make their way here during these few days of the contest. A winner will be drawn on my one year blogging anniversary, Thursday evening, May 14th at 10:00 p.m. I will announce the winner shortly after!

Thanks again.....and good luck! :)

~ Tammy ~


Shellmo said...

Tammy - congrats on your blogging anniversary!! So glad to count you as a bloggy friend!This is a very generous giveaway and I would LOVE to be entered!! Thank you!! I'm also a follower (or stalker, tee hee) too!! :-) Thank you!!!

Leslie ~ HarvestHomePrimitives said...

Hi, Tammy;

What a great giveaway! Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. Please enter me into your giveaway and I have also been a follower of yours for quite some time. Love your blog!!

Thanks so much and have a great day!

Bonnie said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Amazing how fast time goes by when you are having fun! And your followers can tell you really enjoy what you do! Please enter me in your givaway. I am also a follower.

Thanks, Bonnie

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

congrats on the Anniversary, and what great gifts.
Please enter me, and I am also a follower.

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Happy 100th and Happy Anniversary too! What a generous give away. I don't think the shelf is too distressed, I think it is just right. I am going to pass on entering so as to give others a better chance ti win that beautiful piece made by Jason. I already have some things I haven't hung because I don't have room on my walls anymore thanks to my woodworking friend Jill. Good luck to all the entries!!

Have a great day, hugs, Linda

The Whites said...

Hey Tammy, I love your giveaway items and I'm a follower. Enter me, pretty please!

Congrats on 200 posts! I started my blog last July, but I didn't post regularly until December, so I'm far from 200!


CozyCoops Corner said...

Congratulations on 200 posts Tammy!What a great giveaway! I love how you distressed the shelf, it's perfect! I always enjoy reading your blog and I'm so glad to have met you on here :-)Please enter me in your giveaway.Oh and I'm also a follower. Have a wonderful day!

basketsnprims said...

Tammy ~
Congrats on all those posts! Time sure flies, doesn't it. It's a wonderful giveaway and I would love to be entered. I've met so many wonderful people thru blogging as well. I am a follower of your blog. Thanks.

Zaroga said...

Tammy congrats on your 200th post and year of blogging.

The items are great and yes! I would like to be entered in the drawing. Your blog is one of the first ones I started following. I really enjoy your blog.

I'm easy to contact :-)

Parsley said...

I'm a follower!

I'm new to blogging and hope to do giveaways someday too. Need more readers...hint hint to everyone ;) Have a blessed day everyone!

~Judy~ said...

Tammy, I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am also a follower. Congrats!

Sue said...

Congratulations Tammy on this anniverary! PLEASE enter my for this giveaway. I do not think the shelf is too distressed....would LOVE having something Jason has made. Of course I follow you.....have been for quite a while!!!

Kindra said...

Thanks for this fun giveaway, Tammy! I love all the prims. Yum! And happy 200th post! How fun! And I'm also a follower. :)

arkie said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! Time goes by so fast! I learned of your blog on a decorating site, now I have signed up as a first time blog follower. Love the items in your giveaway. The shelf is my favorite!

Thanks for your blog.

Sandy said...

Congratulations Tammy for your anniversary and also 200 posts. I always love checking in with you to see what is new and what you have been up to with your family.

Please enter me into your giveaway. Such wonderful things to be given away. Also I am a follower. Thank You so much.


Sara said...

Happy Blogversary Tammy!!!! =) And 200 post too!!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Tammy,
Please enter the shelf and the distressing:) I'm also a follower:) Thanks for a great giveaway!

Debbi said...

I love the shelf like it is and would love to win it, please enter me in your drawing

Anonymous said...

Tammy, thanks for entering one of my stitcheries in your giveaway. That was one of the first ones I did. After you finished it, it turned out really good. I hope whoever wins will enjoy it. Thanks again.


Bonnie said...

Enter Me PLease. Love all th egoodies
Congrats to a year!

Lisa said...

Hi Tammy,

Congrats on your 200th post. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am also a follower of your blog : )


Tami said...

Congrats on your 200th post Tammy!!
Gorgeous shelf...I think it looks wonderful just the way it is!!
I would love to be entered into your giveaway and of course I'm a follower too!


Woods Olde Homestead said...

Hi Tammy...Congrats on your 200th post wow that
is great....what a giveaway of goodies...please
enter me in your drawing..I too am a follower..
Have a great day...
Prim Blessings...

mommynoodles said...

Count me in girlie,please! I'm one of your non-blogger "followers"! And is there a such thing as too distressed,nah!!That's all the more charm! lol Loving all the goodies and congrats on your 200th post! Have a "BLESSED" week!

Heather's Stitches said...

Congrats on your 200th post! Please count me in, I'm a follower but here lately and coming summer months I'll be a lurker, outside playing with

Kimberly said...

Congrats Tammy! I've so enjoyed getting to know you... and Joy too!Please throw my name in the hat, I'd be honored to win your goodies!
Thanks ~ Kimberly

Stacey said...

Wonderful giveaway! Congrats on your anniversary :) I often take a peek at your wonderful blog as I have you on my blog list. I'd love to be entered in your drawing . . and I'm a follower too.

Have a great day! ~Stacey

Denise said...

Tammy, thanks for giving us all a chance to win such great prizes!!


Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Tammy~wow 200 post! I love your site. It is a blessing to those of us who follow.
Thank you for a chance to win your wonderful giveaways!

Brenda said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I love reading your blog. Your giveaway items are awesome and I would love to be entered. I have also been a follower.
Thanks so much!

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

This is a cool give-a-way. After visiting your blog for sometime now, I was inspired to make over our middle bedroom. What is the theme??? Prim Decor! So this prize package would be put to good use right away.

Thanks for hosting this wonderful give-away!

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

I forgot to mention that I am a follower too.

~Warm Cozy Wishes

Wendy said...

Congratulations on your 200th post my friend!! You are such an inspiration to others!! Thank you for sharing your life with us!!:0) I would love to be entered in your giveaway and I am already a follower!! Have a wonderfully blessed day Tammy!~HUGS~Wendy

At Home With Amy said...

Congrats Tammy on #200!! I love reading your blog. You are very passionate about your posts and I like that. I would be delighted to be entered in your give away and yes I am a follower. That shelf is by no means too distressed. Is there really such a thing? The print and pineapple are very nice as well. I have the perfect spot for everything.

UPON A HILL said...

Count me in, & congrats on your anniversary. 200th? I have to make it to a 100th , but I am not far from it. I always enjoy readying your blog.


Susan said...

What a lovely give-away, Tammy and congrats on 200 posts!!!!

I agree with you about wanting to give it to a regular reader. I always feel that way, too.

You know you're on my favorite list and I want to be in the drawing. Have fun with this. I see you've already had 35 ahead of my comment. Way to go, girl.

Jo-Anne said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! This is a wonderful giveaway! Thanks to you and Jason. :):):)That adorable shelf is distressed just perfectly!
I am a dedicated follwer (some might say stalker....haha!). I will be crossing my fingers.....

Jamie said...

200 posts! Yea!! Please enter me in the drawing for the giveaway!! How thougtful of you and your husband to share such lovely things with your readers! I have been a follower for a few months now and love your blog! Thank you!!!

Sharon said...

I would love to be entered in your give away. Congrats on your blogging anniversary.
I am also a follower.
God bless

Michele said...

Wow Tammy ~ 200 posts! Congrats! You know I'm a follower...I love your blog and would love to be entered into your giveaway.

Big hugz,

Cindy B said...

A Long time reader and follwer...enjoying your blog always! Congratulations on your 200 th post!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hi there Tammy, I am a follower and I would love to win these items..they are all did a fantastic job on them..that shelf rocks...Congrats on your 200th post...I think I am working on 350..I didn't realize I yakked so much..anyway...have a wonderful wednesday:)

wrcdgc said...

Well, you know I am a follower and a lover of your blog. I swear I can't believe it's been a year and 200 posts. Your blog and friendship have meant so much to me. Congrats on it all. Oh and I love the shelf and your pineapple looks good to be a redo.


eeekj35 said...

Thanks for the chance. I would like to be entered into the contest and I am a follower. I read your post. I love Little House too. I teach second graders and we read the novels and watch the DVDs of the episodes. Great stuff!! Thanks a lot and God bless, Kim

Wendi said...

Great stuff! I would be happy to win these goodies.

Congrats on your anniversary. Have a great day!

Colleen said...

Happy Blogiversary, Tammy! Please count me in for your beautiful, wonderful giveaway!

Samantha said...

Congratulations to you !
Would love to be entered in your give-away, I am a follower and always enjoy reading your blog.
Good luck to all of your readers.
Have a very blessed Wednesday !

Karen said...

Hi, Tammy,

Congratulations on your 200th post! I really enjoy coming to visit you on your blog and seeing what you guys have been up to. ;o) Please enter me in your giveaway...and I am a follower!


Evelyn said...

Cograts Tammy!

Follow your Blog and totally enjoy it, not a Blogger yet but soon very soon... need a name and then hope someone reads it..haha Anyways please enter me in your draw, that would be GREAT!!



200th Post give-away !!
congratulations on your 200th post.. that is great..
And also on your anniversary..
Please enter me in your giveaway..

Love your blog !!

Tonya said...

WOW!! Great giveaway! Your husband does such amazing work ~ please enter my name. I have been following for a little while and just love seeing all your make overs.

Congrats on 200 posts and have a great day!

girliegirl said...


I just started following your blog not too long ago and I really enjoy reading it. Please enter me in the giveaway and check out my blog too, I'm also giving things away. Congrats on your 200th post!


Penny @ Miss Pootsie's Primitives said...

Hi Tammy! Thanks for entering my giveaway. Oh my... your giveaway is WONDERFUL! Please enter me?

Linda said...

Maybe it's the 200 posts that make it seem longer than a year. It seems as if we've been back and forth to each other's blogs for forever. You know what a fan of Jason's work I am. I would be so proud to have anything created in your 'shop'.
I love reading about the kids-though I'm sure Colt is ready to stop being called a kid. Joy stories are always delightful. She has grown so much during the time I've been reading your blog. I love the crafty projects and redos. Your warmth and sincerity are so obvious in your words. I am happy to have discovered your blog and intend to continue reading as long as you write!!!!!
Your friend,

Carrie said...


Congrats on the blogaversy!! Great giveway. I have been a follower of yours for some time now. And I LOVE your blog so I would love if you entered me.

Hugs!! Carrie♥

Kath said...

WOWZA! 200 posts!!!
and a blogiversary!!! ;)

Love the shelf Jason made, I think it's distressed just perfect myself!! :)

Great giveaway, Tammy!

I Enjoy your blog a lot...keep them posts comin, girl!


Anonymous said...

Dear Tammy,
I put your blog in my favorites the very first time I read it.
Keep up the good work!
I mean in your crafting and blogging,LOL!!!
I'd love to be entered into your drawing as well.
hugs and God bless,

Julie said...

Tammy--wow, #200--and I think I have read every one!! I have so enjoyed meeting you!! Please enter me in the drawing--how generous. Have a great day. Julie

quilting1954 said...

Hi Tammy Please enter me for your draw , I read your blog all the time keep it up Sue Ican be reached at

Janene said...

I think that #60 will be the lucky number!
I am so behind on my reading and commenting today. But I am glad that I was able to enter in time!
Let's pick #60!

theolde stone house said...

Hi Tammy
What a nice giveaway. I would love to enter for a chance to win. I am also a follower of your blog. 200 post wow. I am not even to a hundred yet. Congratulations. What nice people we meet blogging.


Walking on Sunshine... said...

I'm a follower!!! I love your blog and love visiting with you and your family. Congratulations on 200! What an awesome job you've done and i hope to be around for many, many more blog posts!!

Old Glory Soldiers said...

Hi Tammy,

I LOVE the shelf! I think is perfect and love them all! I would love the chance to win your 200th Anniversary Giveaway!

Also, I am an official Follower now :-)

Have a Blessed Day!

Goat Creek Grandma said...

Congratulations Tammy! Please enter me. I have been a follower since the day I started blogging. Thank you for having such a wonderful giveaway.

Take Care,

Raggedy Angel said...

Oh Tammy what a lovely giveaway...I would be so very happy to win!!!!
Congrats on your blogiversary!!!

Country Acres Primitives said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great give away, enter me too please :)

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Me again- as a former preschool teacher I know so many great books for kids - I actually gave Liliana several other but I don't know Little Fur Child - at least it isn't ringing a bell. I have to look that up and get it. Thank you so much for telling me about it. I have almost all the books I read to my kids still - I loved reading to them!!

hugs, Linda

Kim said...

Wow, 200, ok that tells me I have been doing alot of reading on your blog. Congrats!!!
Kim in OK

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I love reading your blog everyday. Please enter me in your giveaway also Thanks Teresa

Leslie said...

Congrats on your 200th post :) Time sure flies, huh?

I love everything you are offering up! The shelf is my fav!

I guess I should have had a giveaway a long time ago...actually I should have had a few. I think about them and then the anniversary comes and goes. I have so much other stuff that I'm throwing together that I forget...maybe I should just have one "just because" ?

Have a great day!


In His service, Anne said...

Tammy, Great giveaway. Love the shelf your hubby made, pleeeease enter me :)

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. I am a new blogger and found your blog via someone else's blog that I follow. Now I'm following your blog. I love the shelf and the stitchery. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.
Have a great day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Whew Tammy... I almost missed it. We were at the beach all last week--and I'm trying to catch up. Please add me to your giveaway list and YES, I am a follower.

We had a wonderful time at the beach --but it's wonderful to get home.

Congrats on your 200th post.

Julie said...

Hi I would love to win your giveaway-today is my 26th wedding anniversary. thanks for entering me -plus I also follow your blog.

thanks again

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! I just found your site through another and haven't had a chance to read anything. I did read that you homeschool, we also homeschool our son and have for almost six years now. Time flies! I have just started a blog where I sell my creations that I do in my quiet time. Thanks so much, have a great day!

Karen said...

Hi Tammy,
I must say this is a generous give away! And 200 posts! Wowzer!!!!

PLEASE ENTER ME - I am a regular follower and enjoy it so much.
I read your first blog post and enjoyed it very I was reading further on it became familiar sounding and I realized I have been a follower since the beginning.