Thursday, March 1, 2012

MY ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY AND A GIVEAWAY

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since I first started blogging. It has been a WONDERFUL journey and I have been blessed to meet some amazing people along the way and make some endearing friendships.

In keeping with that sentiment, I would like to show my appreciation to all my followers by having a springtime giveaway.




Meet Miss Milly, gardener extraordinaire. She is a 7" mouser made of aged osnaburg. Her dress is of a reproduction civil war print and her apron is made of an antique feedsack. The Cincinnati feedsack logo has been reproduced on the front. A huge "thank you" to my friend, Mary of Marmmies Mammy's and More
for her hard work creating the logo.

She is wearing her favortie hat and holds a bouquet of yellow posies and her rusty watering can.

If you have a warm, sunny place in your heart for Miss Milly, then read on....the rules of the giveaway are simple.

1. Be a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post only. New followers are welcome. = 1 entry.

For additional entries you can do the following:

1. Post to your blog sidebar and link back to my post. = 1 entry.

2. Do an actual post on your blog and link back to my giveaway. = 2 entries.

There you have it, you can earn 4 entries. Please let me know how many entries you qualify for in one comment.

Beings this is a special blogiversary celebration, I plan to add some more goodes to the giveaway but haven't made up my mind what those will be. So we will keep it a surprise till I annouce a winner :-)

And that isn't all! If I reach my goal of 300 followers by the end of this giveaway I will draw a second name. Giveaway will end on March 29th and I will draw the winners on March 30th.

Unfortunately, due to high postal costs, this giveaway will only be open to US and Canadian residents.

Springtime hugs!
Carol

102 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Carol Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share today. I love, LOVE this beautiful Miss Millie the Mouse. She is priceless. I love her little dress and her posies are so perfect for her. I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful opportunity to have a chance at owning her.

1) I am a follower. Yippeee Skippeee.
2) I have already posted Miss Millie in my scrollbar, she is so precious.

I will come back when I have posted a little post about her on my blog. I will do one soon.

Have a glorious day sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Old Road Primitives said...

Hi Carol, Congratulations on your 1st Blogiversary! I ~Love~ Miss Milly! She's "adorable"! Hugs, Kim

tlmann217 said...

Good morning, Carol! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! I don't have my own blog, but you know I've been a long-time follower so I guess this post counts as one entry. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BLOGIVERARY! Tamara (tlmann217@aol.com)

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Carol, I am a new follower and just posted about your adorable mousie!! She is SOOO cute!! Congrats on your blogiversary!--Jan

The Bear's Blog said...

Oh, what an adorable mouser. I want her!!! Giggle.

Okay, I did all that you asked. Just send her to me now. (o:

Congratulations on your Blogiversary. I love your Blog.

Hugs

Connie said...

Hi Carol, I am a follower and would love a chance to win her. I have the perfect spot for Miss Milly! Congrats on the anniversary too!

Have a great week!
Connie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How awesome! I would be SO thrilled to win! Thanks so much! Springtime is such fun with creations like this! Hugs! ♥

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

She is adorable! Yep I need her, my Gert needs a girlfriend! I would love to win this sweet mouse. :-) Please enter my name . I will post to my sidebar and do a post!! Please apply glue to all my entries so they will readily stick to your fingers as you draw. TEE HEE

Hugs
Jody

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Miss Milly needs to come to myyyyyyy house! Please enter me in your giveaway, Carol.

1) I'm a follower.
2) I'm posting your giveaway on my blog's giveaway page.

Thanks so much for giving us this opportunity!

Hugs,
Pam

jennifer768 said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary! I would love to be entered in your giveaway.She is just adorable! I am a follower ,will post to my sidebar and do a post.Hugs,Jen

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Congrats on your first anniversary! May the future hold many, many more.
I would love to give Miss Millie a new home.
It just so happens that in January, I got a new granddaughter named Millie Myree. So Miss Millie would be a fitting addition to our home.
Please enter me, Carol!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Congratulations on your 1 year of Blogging!
Miss Millie is so adorable and would look so sweet in my home! I would Love to be entered in your Giveaway!
I am a follower.
I live in the US.
I posted on my sidebar, linking back to you.
Have a wonderful weekend, Carol!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

BumbleBeeLane said...

Happy Blogiversary! Adorable,I'd love to give her a home.I'm in for 2 chances.Posting to my sidebar.Warm Blessings!~Amy

wesliane said...

oh dommage pour moi ... mais je comprends car c est vrai que les coûts postaux sont hors de prix lorsque l on change de continent.
je découvre votre blog et j adore
bravo a vous et bon bloganniversaire
un bonjour de france

~Sara said...

Oh Carol, she is adorable!! I would love to have this little mouse, and sure would give it a good home. I am going to do a blog and post it on my side bar.(hopefully I know how to do it)Good luck with the 300 followers.Congrats on one year blogging, I haven't reached a year yet. Blessings ~Sara

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Hi Carol,
Happy Blogaversary! Miss Milly is adorable.
Please enter me in the giveaway. I am a follower and I have added your giveaway to my blog sidebar. Thank you for the 2 chances at Miss Milly.
Blessings,
Jean

basketsnprims said...

Carol, your mouse is amazing. Congrats on one year blogging. time sure flies, doesn't it? I would love to be entered. thanks so much.
pam

frontporchprims said...

Hi Carol!! I haven't been a follower for very long but I do love your blog and would love to be entered in this fabulous giveaway. Milly is so cute.
I will post this on my sidebar. -Steph-

Kays Kids said...

Awwwww!!! I love your mouse, and I would have heaps of crumbs for her at my place. She would love living with my bears, eating the crumbs they leave behind.
Hugs
Kay

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Ok, I really like Miss Milly. I would love to be entered into your giveaway!!

1. I am a follower
2. I have posted to my sidebar
3. I made a quick post

Congratulations on your one year blogaversary!!
Blessings,
Lori

Connie said...

She is so sweet!d Congrats on your blogaversary!

usagypsy said...

I love this mouse! She is so precious! I'm a follower!

Jody said...

What a wonderful blog and such a cute little mouse.

Ellie's Country Accents said...

Miss Millie is an adorable mouse & she needs to come live at my house. Please enter me in your giveaway. Happy First Blog anniversary. I will post Miss Milly on my sidebar. I am a follower.
Ellie

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Oh, I would love to win Miss Millie, she is too cute. I will also post on my sidebar. Thank you, Cyndy

Lynn H said...

Miss Milly is beautiful!
Happy Blogiversary!
I am a new follower.

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Carol, I love your mouse, I would give her a wonderful home. I would love to be entered in your giveaway and I will post your giveaway to my sidebar. I admire your awesome talent. Hugs, Lecia

Prims By The Water said...

Please please enter me into your giveaway. Love the mouse. Take care, Janice

The Feathered Nest said...

ohmygoodness...your Miss Millie is PRECIOUS!! I just became a Linky follower and would so love to be entered into your giveaway! Happy Blogiversary sweet Carol ~ I wish you many more years of blogging and sharing! hugs and love, Dawn

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary to you, Happy Anniversary to you. Happy Anniversary Dear Carol, Happy Anniversary to you!!! (Blushing...I hope I wasn't to off key)hehe Wishing you many many more my sweet friend!!I would be so honored if you please enter into your giveaway. I have posted on my sidebar for you and have done a post also. So that's 4 chances for me! Yesss!!! hehehe
Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead! Big Hugs Mary

TeresaM said...

So cute!! I'm a new follower!

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Carol, Happy Anniversary. Love Miss Millie!!!! I'm a follower and will post on my blog. Thanks for hosting such a sweet giveaway. Hope she's packing her bags for the W. PA!!!!!
Lois

wickedfaerie said...

How cute. I am a follower.

I am posting on my sidebar too.

Thanks
Sue

Janet said...

Hi Carol...Miss Milly is soooo cute. :)

Love your blog. I just signed up to follow it. If you'd like to stop by my blogs here are the addys:

http://throughthewoods2.blogspot.com and
http://bearcountryprimitives.blogspot.com

I am kinda new at this just started that first one back on Oct 31 and the business one later.It is not quite up and running yet. But I do have followers there already. lol I have met a lot of sweet people there. Hope you can stop by.

I will post your giveaway on both blogs. I will try to do that tonight. If I can't I will tomorrow. Please enter my in your giveaway.

I love your mice. Have a great day Take care, Janet W

ChRiS said...

oh is she stinkin cute or what!!! yes i am a follower have been and congrats on 1 yr with many more to come

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oh my goodness Carol - she is adorable! Please include me in the drawing.
I am a follower.
I will post a link on my sidebar and
I will make a post on my blog.
Thanks so much and congrats on your Blogaversary!

maddyrose said...

Miss Milly is an adorable mouser and will be welcome addition for anyone who is lucky enough to win her. I'll be putting her photo on the side bar of my blog. Happy blog anniversary.

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Oh she's wonderful! and would look amazing int he Primcats house!

Please sign me up and I will also post on my giveaway page!

Carmen and the Primcats

Mouse Blankets said...

Carol,

First congratulations on your anniversary. I am so glad I found your blog. Of course you know how much I love all your mousers and Miss Milly is just as adorable as all the rest. Sign me up she would go great with my growing collection.
Love You

Sue

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Dear Carol:
She's wonderful!! You know I will be posting on my sidebar. I would love to be entered Carol.
Thanks.
Hugs,
Susan

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh my gosh Millie is adorable!!!
I would love to give her a new home!!!
I'm a follower and will post to my sidebar!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin

TheRustyThimble said...

OH MY GOSH Carol Miss Millie is so sweet

sign me up I follow and I will add to my sidebar

She is precious have a wonderful weekend
Brenda

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Miss Millie is wonderful!! I am a new follower and I will add to my sidebar. I would love to win!

Hugs
Iris

My Stitches to Treasure said...

Hi Carol-
I made it back and am now a new follower. I also posted your wonderful Miss Millie on my blog. I am sure she would love to come live in South Dakota! She can rest assured, I have no cats in my house...well, no live cats. I do have an adorable Santa Kitty.
Have a great weekend,
Deb

The Farmer's Attic said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!!! What a wonderful way to celebrate! I absolutely love your Miss Millie. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Lucy

Ronda said...

Congrats on your blogversary Carol...!! Enjoy your evening!

Blessings,
Ronda

TheCrankyCrow said...

I've heard tell that mousers from the very distinguished heritage line of mousers of the Mousemaker of Mousemakers, a/k/a The Mousemaker Extraordinaire, are particularly fond of the climate in Nod....and Miss Milly would be welcomed "home" with open arms and all the cheese her precious little heart could desire....we are, after all, the cheesehead state!! :o) Congratulations on your blogaversary sweet Carol - it has been a true pleasure finding you....I would be delighted and honored to be entered in your most wonderful giveaway and keeping my fingers and toes crossed that Miss Milly will be bringing a little spring to our little nest.....(Do crows have fingers and toes???) I'm a follower - and happy, happy, to be. I've also posted on my sidebar....Thank you so kindly. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

windycindy said...

I adore handmade items and primitive is my
style! Your Miss Milly loves gardening like
I do and she would be a welcome friend to the
other handmade dolls that I love to collect
and decorate our home with...I am a new follower
of your delightful blog!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Shirlee said...

Of course I'm a follower, I've done a post, & I've posted on my sidebar! Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway gift!

apdickens said...

Congratulations! I love your mice...they are whimsical. Miss Milly is darling. I would love to give her a home. I don't have any cats so she would be safe!

~*Shar*~ said...

Hi, I am a new follower and your mice are adorable hun; please enter me in your giveaway..

Hugs, Shar

Marilyn said...

OMG! Miss Milly is sooooooooooo cute!
I am a follower, pleases enter my name.
Marilyn

Judy said...

I am a new visitor..and now follower to your blog. Just finding my way around blogging..I don't know how I survived without it all this time! So much fun to visit and see all the great things. Miss Milly is adorable. I have a small mouse collection I use for holiday decorating...she would fit in perfectly! Thank you for the opportunity. And congrats on a 1 year blogiversary! I'll be back.

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Congratulations on your one year blogaversary Carol! I would love to give Miss Milly a loving home, she would fit right in out here in the country! I am a follower of your blog and live in Canada and I have added your giveaway to my blog's right sidebar. Thanks so much for the opportunity! Deb

yorkie's primitives said...

Congrats on your 1 year Anniversary!
Love Miss Milly! Please enter me in your giveaway!
I am a follower
I have posted it on my sidebar
I have shared on Facebook and will share on Pinterest.
Thanks for such a great giveaway, Valerie

Tammy said...

This is an adorable giveaway! I love Miss Milly! Please enter me and congrats to you on your anniversary! Tammy

Sonia said...

Miss Milly is awesome!

I'm a new follower, please enter my name in your giveaway.

Have a great week!

Raggedy Creations said...

I would be so honored to own Miss Millie Carol, she is beautiful. I am a follower, please enter me in your lovely giveaway. I will post on my sidebar and also do a blog post for you.

Thanks Felicia

TheBeasKnees said...

Hi Carol!

New follower her and I posted a little piece about you on my blog - 3 entries! I love you work! It is just lovely!

http://thebeaskneescrafts.blogspot.com/2012/03/buttermilk-creek-farm-giveaway.html

Prims and Annies said...

Hi Carol,
Please enter me in your awesome giveaway. Miss Milley would feel right at home here with her new friends..I have a group of prim mice and they would love to meet her and welcome her to our home.
I have done an actual post, posted picture to my sidebar, and am a follower.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.
Have a great week!
Smiles and huggs,
Maxie

lilraggedyangie said...

Carol, Happy Blogiversary ! A year already?? Where does the time go ??? I love all your creations and this lil darling is no exception I would love to be entered I am a follower and live in the USA ! Best of luck on the followers and Thank YOU for such a generous giveaway! Have a great evening ! hugs lil raggedy angie

Brenda said...

Love your mice Carol! Please enter me! I would love to have one of your creations.

Thanks!
Brenda

Kim said...

What an adorable giveaway!!!! I would love to be entered :D I am a new follower and look forward to getting to know you. I will post your giveaway on my sidebar.

I guess that makes 3 enteries :)\
Thanks so much!
Kim

Lee Hill Primitives said...

She is adorable. Love it! As always amazing job. I will be posting about this giveaway in my blog. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.Hugs, Eve

Sharon said...

I am a current follower and would love to win your giveaway! I qualify for 2 chances.

Thank you!

Jennifer Helms said...

Hi Carol, she is beautiful. I would love a chance to win her. I am a follower and posted on my sidebar, and on FB, twitter, Google, heck I told the whole world!!

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Hi Carol,

Your mouse is so adorable ! I love it ! What a sweet giveaway.

I have posted your giveaway on my sidebar and am now a follower.

Happy Blog Anniversary !

Please enter me in your mouse giveaway !

Blessings,
Linda

Traci said...

Happy Blogaversary Carol! I would love to be entered in your giveaway...Miss Milly looks like she needs to come and live with me ;)

I will share you giveaway on my blog page and FB..Thanks a million, Traci

Jennifer Gail said...

I'm a follower:)

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

If this isn't the cutest little mouse in blogland...thanks for offering her to us in this great give away.
Hoping to be added to this huge growing list of hopefuls.
CONGRATULATIONS ON ONE YEAR...
Karen

soccermom1 said...

I'm a new follower and would love to be entered!
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

tamera-country at heart said...

Miss Millie is just the cutest little mouse I have ever seen. I would love to adopt her.
I am a follower.
I will post on my sidebar.
Congrats on your one year.
Tamera
Country at heart

Lynn said...

Congratulations on your one year of blogging! Your mice are amazing!! Please enter me in your giveaway!
Hugs,
Lynn

awlc1184 said...

I love your mice! I collect mice Christmas ornies, now I might need to start collecting mice all year round! Congratulations on one year.
Denise

Judy said...

Love Miss Milly. I am a new follower and I have your giveaway on my blog's sidebar. (atticraggedys.blogspot.com)

Thank you so much!
Judy
Attic Raggedys
plustik@comcast.net

ryanac32 said...

I follow gfc- ryanac32
Thanks for the chance.
ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

Ms. Laura said...

I am a new follower...I would love to win this little mouse. Adorable! Thanks!

bszejk said...

I am a new follower and would love an entry in the giveaway! I will post on my sidebar, too! Thank you!

Prim Hugs,
Brandy

tmc480 said...

I'm a new follower. i'd love to be entered in your lovely giveaway.
tmc480 at yahoo dot com

Marilyn said...

Carol,
What a wonderful piece she is..your talent is amazing! I would love to be entered in this giveaway. I will post this on my sidebar on my blog and am a new follower.
thanks so much for such a wonderful
Giveaway

Blessings
Marilyn
Harvest Moon Prims
www.whimseythoughts.blogspot.com

claudia said...

I want to enter also in your giveaway,have a nice day from Tenerife!!!!!
riKamo_de_Claudia@yahoo.es

Vicky said...

Oh, HOW did almost miss this??!! She's just lovely, Carol! Would you please add my name to the list? I am a follower and will FB, Tweet, and add to my sidebar!!!
Thank you!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Crow's Creek Primitives , Vintage Burlap Lace and Lavender , The Crafter's Nestled Nook said...

I just came across this . I love all of your mice . Miss Milly is gorgeous ! Please enter me as I have Posted to my blog , my sidebar , follow and am posting for 4 entries . Goodluck everyone , what a special giveaway !
Deb
http://crowscreekprimitives.blogspot.com/
turner000892@gmail.com

dee begg said...

Oh I would love to win your Miss Milly mouse. She is so prim purdy. I will post to my blogs sidebar to and am a new follower, so that makes 2 enteries for me. Thanks.

D

sailwemust said...

SO adorable! I just became a follower (and can't wait to check out the other stuff on your site) and I posted about your giveaway on my blog as well. You can find my post here: http://twignfeather.blogspot.com/2012/03/miss-milly-and-hickory-dickory-dock.html. I think that = 3 entries, right? Thanks!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Thanks for offering such a delightful giveaway! I'm a follower and have but your badge on my blog. Warm hugs, Esther

KEEPSAKE KORNER said...

Oh what a cute doll. I have already been a follower of your blog. Please add me to the Giv-Away.
Thank you
Susan
KeepSakeKorner
greenjs461@comcast.net

Hickory Ridge Primitives said...

Carol,
Your mousers are absolutely adorable! Please enter me in the giveaway.
Hugs,
Linda

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Hi Carol: I am a follower and have included a link on my sidebar to your giveaway. Your gardening mouse is adorable and I'd love to win! Thanks for offering this generous giveaway. Good luck with reaching 300 followers! ~Roberta

amyorvin said...

GFC follower as Amy Orvin
Thanks for the cute giveaway!

2dogs5catscrew@att.net

Marilyn said...

Just leaving a second comment with my e-mail address.
Murf_2@ameritech.net
Thanks!
Marilyn

Heidi said...

Hello, I'm a new follower. I love your work, wow! Please enter me in your giveaway. I just know this blog will be one of my favorites. Ty.

Cindi said...

I love Miss Milly! I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I am a new follower and I will post it on my sidebar so that is 2 entries. Thank you so much and be blessed!

cynthia lee designs said...

I just found your blog thru a fellow blogger and am now a new follower. Miss Millie is so adorable!! I collect mice and would love to enter your wonderful giveaway. Congrats on your one year blogiversary!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Becky said...

Hi Cindy.I just recently found your blog.
I don't have a blog but yours is quite lovely.
Congrats on your one year blog-aversary.
Please enter me in your giveaway.Your mice are charming.Blessings,Becky

beckyp47@roadrunner.com

A FaRmer WiFes PerSpeCtiVe said...

Your creation is wonderful!!! I look forward to reading your blog, Meredith

dona said...

WHAT A AWESOME GIVEAWAY !!! I AM A FOLLOWER... THANK YOU..

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

This giveaway is fantastic. Things that are made by hand are the very best..and your are all adorable. This is one Giveaway that will make want to stomp my feet if I don't win..LOL
But..of course..like a good sport I will congratulate the lucky winner... :)
Well..I will!!! I promise I will!
I am a follower..and will post your giveaway on my blog! Good luck to everyone..

Jeannie said...

Adorable is the word I am describing all your cute mousey friends.. Thank goodness my cats are mouse friendly...lol.. Enter me in please.. I am now stalking whoops following and will be posting on my side bar..

Quilt n Queen said...

Carol, all your mousers are gorgeous and Miss Milly is simpley adorable....and I would luv for her to come and live with me. Congratulations on your first blogiversary and reaching 300+ followers. Thank you for the opportunity to win Miss Milly.

Ilona said...

Carol,
Congrats on your beautiful blog and your 300+ followers! Way to go. I look forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations! Love those Mousies!
~Ilona

Ilona said...

Oh, almost forgot! I'd love a Mouser! I'd give it to my soon to be 90 year old Mum. Mum loves Mouser creations!

Take Care!

~Ilona