Monday, October 20, 2008

I'm not worthy! and a *Give-Away*!



Thank you for joining me on my way over to A Fanciful Twist's Halloween Party! I hope you had as much fun as I did. So many creative and talented people. I had no idea what to expect and now cannot wait until next year! Special thanks go to all you BOO-tiful bloggers who said such nice things about my post...you make me smile...a lot...my cheeks are killing me...but don't stop now, LOL!





my old boss (as a beautiful lady), me (as a sheriff/cowgirl) and my BFF (as the disco king)


I've also had something very exciting happen to me: My First Award!



Shazaaaam! I'm totally honored, and definitely humbled. See, it was presented to me by someone I recently discovered: Nicole at My Kids, My Love, and My Crazyness. Here's the post that got me hooked: Military Wives. So you can see how I might not feel worthy of an award from her, as it should be the other way around.



Thank you, Nicole!




Here are the rules for passing on this award:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the persons you've nominated.



I would now like to nominate:



Unpretentious Style



Just a Girl



Hooked on Houses



Southern Hospitality



Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder



Jewel Street Designs



The Adventures to Snewland (private - no link)



Living Locurto



Just to name a few :).

Check them out, and hope you love them just as much as I do.

Update: To celebrate my very first award I've decided to make this thread my very first Give-Away as well! I'll keep it open until Friday at midnight, the witching hour (sorry, Halloween Party hangover) and then I'll draw a winner on Saturday! All you need to do is comment me in this thread for one entry, and "follow" me by clicking on the link on my side bar for a second entry. I'm off right now to find something special for this and I'll post it ASAP! (don't forget to follow me for two chances )





Give-Away Details:



I'm so excited about this prize, and I hope you will be, too! I'm giving away $25 Gift Certificate towards your choice of the whimsical and beautiful items offered by A Fanciful Twist (our recent Halloween Blog Party hostess w/ the mostest).

Please be sure to enter by commenting below (get a 2nd entry by following :) ) and then pop over to her Etsy shop and take a look around at what you might spend it on! Here's an example of one I like:




"Strange Beautiful Lady - Carnivale" Print - A Fanciful Twist


Good luck!

45 comments:

jewelstreet said...

Awwww! I am SO excited! This is my first every award. Thanks so much, Natalie. Guess what I'll be blogging about tomorrow???

Oh, let me know if you don't get a newsletter confirmation email with a link.

Thanks again. I'll be on cloud 9 all day today.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Congrats on the award! Definitely deserved. I always enjoy coming over here and seeing what you're talking about.

So nice of you to pass it along to me! I see I'm in good company here. You've got some of my favorites on the list, too.

Thanks, Natalie!! :-)

(Love your Halloween photo!)

nicole said...

You are welcome!

Tabitha Blue said...

Congrats on your award!!!!! Fun Halloween party, yay!!! Oh, and I love giveaways... can't wait to see what you find! :) Have a GREAT and Happy Monday!

:)
~Tabitha

Nikkolish said...

Congrats on your first award!! The first of many to come, I'm sure. Love the Halloween blog theme going on! Enjoy your day!

mydogumentary said...

Congrats on the award! I'm sure you'll be getting plenty more!

Amy from Texas said...

Congratulations on your first ever blog award!! You deserve it! That rocks. And thanks so much for my award!! This is only my second so it's still extra special:-) Great idea to do a give-away also.

I really loved your Halloween Fun post. Don't forget to add it to Mr. Linky at my Halloween Blog Party.

http://www.livinglocurto.com/?p=622

Mariafer said...

Congratulations on your first award and THANKS SO MUCH for nominate mine....you are the sweetest girl in blogworld!!!

SuZ said...

Congrats on the award!!

Ana Balbinot said...

Thanks for your advise at my blog, it is correct now. I love the Maria Fer Blog too, and I really liked very much to know yours!
Have a nice weekend!
Xoxo

angie said...

What a fun way to kick off your first giveaway! Congrats on your award. So exciting! Thanks for stopping by!

Mamasphere said...

Congrats on your first award!! Count me in for your giveaway.

Love the ghosts that you have flying around!

Melodie said...

Congrats on your award! I wanna win something.

Patricia said...

I have enjoyed my visit to your party - I love your ghosts floating around your beautiful blog. Please have a lovely Halloween !!!
Patricia
http://theunfinishedflower.typepad.com/

Tiffany said...

Congrats on your award!!!

Yaya said...

Aw! That is such a cute aware! Congratulations!

Hula's Secret Blog said...

Lucky!

Gaspegirl said...

Enjoy your award!

Make it a great day!

Mommy2lilgems said...

Congrats on the award!!

angie said...

What a fun giveaway!

I love the ETSy shop and I'm really partial to her prints. I especially love the ballerina one. The haunted tea party post card invitations are adorable, too! :)

jewelstreet said...

What a great prize! I'm crossing my fingers and toes and repeating "I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win..."

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the floating ghosts!

Kristin said...

ohh this is so sweet..I love all of Ms.V's makings..

afiori said...

wow, that is a GREAT prize!!! I love VV's art, I have some of her postcards and a wonderful mermaid on my wall but I've got my eye on more things in her Etsy.....

Maria-Thérèse /www.afiori.com

AwtemNymf said...

Congratulations on your 1st award! *sprinkle sprinkle*
Aren't they cool! Thanks for letting me know about the give away! Please do enter me this fab give-away! Vanessa ROCKS!!!
I'm following you.... bwahahahaha *winks*
~A~

Loretta said...

Isn't Vanessa's art work amazing? I don't own any yet...but I do love her blog! Congrats on the award.

She'sSewPretty said...

Congratulations on your award! Count me in for the drawing. I love Vanessa's artwork!

Debbie said...

I found you through a comment you made on another blog. I had no idea I'd get to enter a giveaway too! Must be my lucky day.

AnastasiaC said...

Hey thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!! i love giveaways...would love the chance to win!!
its so cool to see all the american blogs with the Halloween festivities, you guys really get into it - so much fun!

Meaghan said...

Count me in!! and I will be your follower even w/o the extras...but i still want em!

-Meg

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Put my name in the contest!! Loved the Halloween photo! Glad I stopped by!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Yea for giveaways!
Thanks for the very sweet comment! I REALLY appreciate it!!

Mistress Meeyee said...

I love the paper dolls!!

Mistress Meeyee said...

I follow you now!

Tabitha Blue said...

Ohh, sounds great!! What a fun giveaway!!!! Thanks for the info, please enter me!! Yay, these are so much fun to get involved in :)

~Tabitha~

Kellie H said...

Hooray for your bloggy award!! I am happy to enter your generous giveaway. Thanks!!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Congratulations on your award! So much LOVE flying around the blogosphere...{SIGH!}

Anna Lefler said...

Thanks you SO MUCH for the award! Wow! I really appreciate that...

I will get the post and link up in the next day or so - workin' on it!

Thanks again and see you soon...

XO

Anna

P.S. - Awesome photos!

TMI said...

Hands down the hottest sheriff/cowgirl ever!

Natalie said...

And we have a winner!!!

hahaha! Just kidding, lol...I'm totally blushing :)

Thanks TMI, and thanks to everyone who has enterred so far. I wanna win my own give away...her shop is filled with treasures...*drool*

fawndear said...

You totally deserve the blog award. It was so much fun visiting your party.
I'll enter your give-away if you come visit and enter mine o.k?

Honey Mommy said...

Nice artwork!
Congrats on your award!

Ginny said...

I love her stuff & normally this would be a hard choice for me. However I am so in love with Midnight Fairy - Original

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13165304

Ginny said...

I'm a follower, lol :)

Natalie said...

Winner can be found by copy/pasting the following into your browser:

http://flhomeblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/winner.html