Thursday, August 27, 2009

My First Award and A Giveaway!!

I am so so so excited, I won an award!!! WOOHOO!! The very fabulous Susie of Susie's Country Cottage has given me this wonderful award. The winner must list their 5 biggest obsessions, so here goes...
#1 Blogging and Talking w/ my new blogging friends
#2 Drives in The Country w/ Hubby
#3 Thrifting/Flea Markets
#4 Crafts/Refinishing furniture
#5 Cooking/Baking

I just want to thank everyone who reads my blog posts and leaves comments and all of you lovely people who I have emailed with. I really and truly value all of my new blogging friends. This is such a lovely and friendly community. I am so enjoying my time blogging and also reading so many pretty and funny friendly blogs!!! This is such a great outlet of creativity for so many people.

First Day of School Today. These are my 16 and 14 year olds. What cheeky guys they are. The 14 year old thinks it's funny, he is as tall as his brother if he stands on the top step. They are both in high school now!!
My baby. Entering the 4th grade.
Okay, now the fun part. I am hosting my very own giveaway!! One lucky winner will get all these goodies. Here is the list of treats:

*6 Victorian Tags
*Chandelier Crystals
*1 yd mint green velvet ricrac
* 1 yd pink velvet ricrac
*1 yd reversible pink/chocolate polka dot ribbon
*1 yd reversible blue/pink polka dot ribbon
*Some milinery flowers
*A pretty jar of sparkling mica flakes
*A vintage blue bobbin-Great for holding your ribbons
*A Shabby Key Lime green tin with pretty pink roses
*Some Victorian Scraps
Here is a close up of the tags. Sweet Reversible Ribbons~ 1 yard of each.
All of these chandelier crystals. They are a lot prettier in person than in the photo.

These are just some of the milinery flowers. There are also some pretty pansies that you can see in the big photo. I really love these tiny forget me nots though. And this pretty painted tin is perfect to hold some of your little treasures.
Please leave a comment on this post with your name and email address by September 3rd. I will be choosing a winner on Friday September 4th.
Don't forget, tomorrow is Bella Vista's Show Us Your Roosters Party. I was hoping to get out and buy a pretty rooster just for the occasion, but seeing as the car isn't running right now I will be making some pretty rooster-y crafts for the party. Hopefully homemade is okay.


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hey Rebecca~Please put my name in for the drawing.....also is the above deadline date correct ;-)

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

oops, that was September 4th not August. I made the correction.
♥ Rebecca

Carol @ The Roseberry Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca,
My, what handsome sons you have!! They do grow up fast don't they.
I would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway, love all the goodies you are offering.
Hope you have a great weekend!

koralee said...

First Congratulations on your award!!! You deserve it my dear...second...happy first day back to your boys..I think every mom takes those first day back photos...third...thanks for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog and FOURTH...I would love to enter your lovely so pretty..all the lovelies...Happy day to you!

pamperedgirl38 said...

Hi rebecca, Your boys look so cute posing for their first day!! Congrats on your award! I would like my name put in the drawing pretty please. Traci

Cottage Flair said...

Great giveaway. Thanks for inviting me. What handsome boys you have. Hope the first day went well. Congrats on your award.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Congrats on you award!!!!! Makes you feel pretty good, huh?

m ^..^

leesiebella said...

Hi Becca! Such a lovely giveaway! Please enter my name, I would be so happy to win!!

Have a great weekend!

Susie's country cottage said...

Hi Rebecca
Lovely to see some pictures of your children. They all look very cool! I hope they enjoyed their first week back at school. They seem to go back a week earlier in the US than here in the UK. Ours start back next week.
Those giveaways are gorgeous.
Susie X

Holly said...

Hi, Rebecca! Aren't boys just the greatest?! they are sooo much fun!

What a sweet, cute, pretty give away! Count me in!


Beansieleigh said...

Hi Rebecca! Please do enter my name into your giveaway! Best of luck to the kids, as they begin the new school year! ~tina

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a handsome group of guys!

Such an awesome & generous giveaway ~ I'd love to be entered for a chance to win!

Angelic Accents

Karen said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so glad you said something! The last post of yours I read was the one where you opening up pretty things wrapped up in PINK and your hubby was trying to talk to you and you were too polite to say "HONEY! I'm BUSY HERE, OK?"
Then I read the roosters, and almost missed your giveaway!!!!! Whew!
ENTER ME! All those pretty things - oh my!!! Very, very fun!
Karen -

icandy... said...

Hello there, sweet Rebecca! I L.O.V.E. this place!!! What goodies you have to offer in you're very first giveaway! Someone is going to be one LUCKY winner!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by and I'll definitely be back!
Christina :)

Ruby said...

I came over for the rooster party. Cannot pass up a giveaway. Congratulations on your award. Hope that car is on the road again!

Queen B. said...


The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Rebecca, just found your blog via Bella Vista's Rooster Party, and what a cute blog you have too! Very pretty, and I love those little hearts following my curser around! Please count me in on your giveaway, such pretty things! Have a great week,

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Good thing I didn't "have to" join the Rooster Party... Because I don't have a single rooster decoration around the place. Honest. :-)

Thank you for including me in your give-away chances.

'Aunt Amelia'

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi there Rebecca! Came by way of the Rooster party! Was going through your blog... enjoyed reading and looking at the pictures. My girls are young adults now... but oh...I sure remember the first day of school. Love all the pretty little things in your give away. I would love to be entered into the drawing! Have a great day!!

Aik said...

Congrats for getting your first award. You must be very excited, right?

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling,
I am back and have missed you terribly!! I have a post on my blog that explains my lengthy absence but enough of that, I just wanted to stop by and see how you are doing and to wish you a lovely day. I am now off to read the posts that I have missed and to look around your gorgeous blog.
Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥

Pomona said...

Just discovered your blog - I am not surprised that you have won an award - it is lovely! And what a generous giveaway!

Pomona x

Jill said...

Congrats on your award!! You truly earned it! Such a lovely blog! and what a wonderful give-away! please count me in!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment! Great give-away!

A Fanciful Life said...

Congratulations on your blog award - the pink roses are absolutely lovely and smell just as good! I share your #3 item, thrifting and flea markets. If fact, I'm so sad today because I just found out I may not be able to go to the one monthly and decent flea market locally this Saturday. Well, there's always next month...!
Sharon :-)

Lori said...

That's not a give away, its a gold mine!! Oh do enter me, wonderful pretties!! Lori

JKW said...

I love that you show us your handsome guys going to school. Family is the best. I love the give-a-way. Congratulations. Thanks so much for visiting my roosters. Blessings, Janet

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh My Gosh!
This is a wonderful give away. Please add my name to the list. Congrats on your award. A beautiful blog for sure. Please stop by and sign up for my give away. I have not posted the pics of the prize yet, but it is a GREAT one. Country hugs, Sherry