Monday, May 25, 2009

"100 POSTS & 100 WISHES" GIVEAWAY!! (AND A "MUSIC MONDAY" MEMORIAL DAY EDITION, TOO!)



As promised -- this is my 100th post and with it, a giveaway...
to thank you
for your sweet blog friendship,
your encouraging and inspiring comments,
and just for being "out there" in blog-land alongside me.
Below is the collection of goodies I pulled together for the giveaway --
sort of a summery-fresh theme that I hope the winner will enjoy.

Some things to freshen your summer cleaning routine and at the very least, make doing the chores a bit more enjoyable...
Lemon Verbena Dusting Liquid, Lemon Verbena Furiture Wax (though the label says Lavender, I chose Lemon Verbena for you).


Lemon Verbena scented Dryer Sachets, and a candle in the uplifting, invigorating scent of Sugared Mint -- just the kick you'll need as an aromatherapeutic (how's that for a $60,000 word!) backdrop to your cleaning days.

Perhaps while you clean, you'll want to tie on this pretty cotton vintage-style apron!

You'll be as beautiful as June Cleaver from Leave-It-To-Beaver as you go about the day's tasks!



And because all cleaning and no R&R makes Suzy a very cranky gal...
once you have your home all spic-n-span and smelling lemony fresh, it'll be time for some YOU-TIME at the beach or park!
Load up this jute tote with all the necessities for kicking back -- your favorite magazine, your shades, snacks (CHOCOLATE??) a drink, & your iPod, then top off your pretty little head with this classic raffia hat and you're set!


And not to be forgotten, I give you "100 Wishes" - a roll of 100 of the sweetest retro-style tickets to dole out as you please to whomever you please...

And as the tag on the roll says

"If I had 100 wishes, I would give them all to you"

those are my thoughts to you, too, my blogging friends.


In order to be officially entered in the giveaway for ALL THE ITEMS YOU SEE ABOVE (NOT JUST ONE OF THEM!), simply leave me comment on this post -- that's it!

(If you leave a comment as an "anonymous" I will also need you to send me a quick email so that I will have some way to contact you if you win!)

I'll wrap up the drawing & announce the winner late in the afternoon on Wednesday, May 27th.

If you'd like an extra entry into the drawing, just mention the giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post. If you do this, please be sure to email me letting me know you did, so I can give you credit! :)

Now...on to "Music Monday" for Memorial Day...

The song I chose is one I've loved so much for almost maybe 15 years! It is called "What Did He Die For" by Twila Paris. Unfortunately, I cannot provide the actual video here on my blog (something about the author not allowing the video to be embedded on other sites, or something...), so I can only give you a link to it on YouTube if you care to pop over and see it. CLICK HERE TO SEE IT

Wishing you MUCH relaxation with your family today and reflection on the reason for the holiday.

Thank you ALL, again, for being by blog-buddies -- I adore each of you!

~Ruth~

64 comments:

It' an Evolution said...

YEAH ... I AM THE FIRST TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON 100 POSTS!!!!
YAHOOOO.
I send a friendly toast to you!
Congrats.
Janet

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! What an amazing and generous giveaway!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

The Kramer Angle said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I wonder what we ever did before we found the blog world!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Ruth,
Congrats on your 100th post and all the best this Memorial Day. Like everything you do, this giveaway is beautiful. I'm off to view the link on YouTube right now while sitting on the porch - a good day. Talk soon!
xo~Tracie

lucyslounge-dee said...

congrats on your 100 post. thank you for the giveaway

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Congratulations Ruth on your 100th post!

What a very generous giveaway. You're so nice! I would be thrilled to win any of them.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Lynn

Preppy Mama said...

Congrats on 100 posts!! What a giveaway! You know how much I love your store!!
Congrats again!!

Teri said...

Wow! 100 posts! That's amazing. I'm impressed. If I was your business manager, I'd tell you not to give away so much stuff...but hey, since I'm not...here's hoping I WIN!
Thanks for the smiles, the music, and all the inspiration.
Teri

Anonymous said...

Just taking a chance that this comment will go through. Congratulations on 100 posts, on having the most wonderful site and for having the most enjoyable blog site ever. Love you muchly, Min

Claudia said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!!! Love you and your blog and of course I want to be entered in this wonderful giveaway! Have a great day.

Charlene T said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! What a beautiful giveaway you have put together. Just reading the description makes me want to get up and clean...now to switch all my cleaner to lemon!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful assortment of goodies for your give a way!! Congrats on the 100th post. Love the vintage style apron!!

sphinx63 said...

Congrats on your 100 posts! Lemon dryer sheets...that sounds heavenly! Thank you!

ness lockyer said...

WoW!! You are so generous. What a lovely giveaway. Happy 100th post too. would love to be enetered if you are willing to post to Australia. Thanks,
Ness xx

Laura said...

Congratulations Ruth! 100 posts comes quick! Your giveaway is both lovely and generous! Please count me in and I will mention your giveaway on my blog this evening with a link! May the next 100 posts be as much fun for us both!
Take care, Laura

lifeunabridged said...

Fun!! Now that Jane is on her way home I could really use all this stuff to get my house ready for her arrival!! Count me in :)

Rachel Setliffe

Gwynie Pie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. You have a really fun blog. I check in on you often.

Gwyn Rosser
The Pink Tractor

Anonymous said...

Hello Ruth,
Congratulations on your 100TH Post! I always love to hear what's happening around Green Acres ;) and what fabulous finds are in the shop. I'm not entering the giveaway, just wanted to send my best wishes to you. Take care.

Trish

Tamerie Shriver said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I just reached that milestone myself about 10 posts ago. Your 'prize package' is amazing. Please add me to the drawing. And thank you for being so generous!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Happy 100th Posts Ruth!!! I wish you many, many more ahead....I love your blog and your taste. Such wonderful goodies you are giving away so celebrate ~ I would LOVE to be entered to win!! xxoo, Dawn

58 Cherries said...

Congrats on you 100th post. What a fantastic and generous giveaway!!

Thanks for the chance at winning,

Nicki
58Cherries

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

O.My.GOODNESS! Miss Ruth, you've outdone every other blog giveaway I've ever seen! This is just.... well, Amazing. Generous. Beautiful. Which is just like you and your spirit, so I'm not surprised! Congratulations on your 100th post - and thank you for all of the loveliness you share with all of us each day.

Please do enter me in your drawing! I'm on my way to post right now about your giveaway on my blog (http://hummadeedledee.blogspot.com) and I'm borrowing your photo of the WISH tickets for it - hope that's ok - so enter me twice! ;0)

SharDon Exclusives said...

100 posts & going strong! Congratulations! This is my first time on your blog & I will be sure and come back often. Sharon

Maria said...

Hi! I'm checking in because 52 Flea had a link in her her blog..
You have a very nice giveaway and a very nice blog!

Greetings from Norway :)

Fabulously french said...

Felicitations! Your giveaway is fabulous - so many lovely things. I have my fingers crossed that I win :-)

Bon semaine

Leeann

Ellen said...

Congrats on the 100th post! I've finally started blogging and can't wait til I hit that milestone! I'm posting a link back to your blog/giveaway in today's post. Oh - I saw your ad in the June issue of Romantic Homes. Looked good!

Angie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! And what an amazing giveaway. Thanks for including me. :)

Angie

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!

What a lovely giveaway - I am so in!

And praise God, what he did for us! Sometimes those older songs are the best but I sure hate it when you can't put the video on your blog!

Karen said...

Congratulations on the #100. Your blog and webstore are the best. They both reflect your beauty. May you have 100 more!!!
Congrats.
Karen

Taiya said...

What a sweet apron! Congrats on 100 posts! :)

Primitive Seasons said...

Wow, such a lovely and generous blog giveaway. Congrats too on your posts. A nice milestone. Count me in to win this lovely gift. So special!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

June Beach said...

congrats on your anniversary! I am sure the next 100 posts will be as wonderful as the first 100.

Michelle Grace said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Lovely giveaway too!

Bonjour Madame said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I hope there are many more to come.

Jerusalem said...

what a great giveaway! sign me up!!

Nancy said...

Congrats on 100 posts! What a generous give away. May you be blessed as generously as you give!

Barb said...

Hi Ruth,

Many, many congrats to you on your 100th post and beautiful blog. I think you must secretly be a fairy Godmother to offer such a bounty.
You are a very generous lady!

Hope all is well.

hugs,
Barb

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Congratulations Ruth! 100 posts ~ I am so excited for you ~ cannot imagine a day without reading a post from you!
Here's to many more!!!!!
~ Rebecca

Station 521 said...

Wow! What a giveaway. I love your blog and congratulations on 100!!!

Keep up the good work,
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Congradulations! I just discovered your blog-love it and your shoppe-I know I will be stopping by (and buying!) Bobbie -barbaraboxell@yahoo.com

KAW Said The Krow said...

Congrats! You deserve it. Your giveaway for your 100th post is fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy

KAW Said The Krow said...

Congrats! What a wonderful giveaway for your 100th post. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy
kawejw@roadrunner.com

Cyndi said...

Cool give away! And congratulations on your 100th post!

Heidi said...

Ruth, you have the best taste and are so generously offering the yummiest stuff! Congrats on 100! You are a gem of a blog friend! I am going to post a link to your giveaway right now!
:)Heidi

Liberty said...

Congratulations on your 100th post here! And I added you to my fav list. What a wonderful blog! Thank you for allowing me to comment.

Blessings,
Linda

mimi charmante said...

What an incredible give-away! Your blog is fabulous and I can't wait to get to know you~
xo

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Congrats on your 100th post. So glad to have found you. You have some great items in your shop. Love the pillows...now just wish I had a favorite number.

Carole

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Lovely giveaway you put together

Lisa said...

Happy 100! I love all the great things you are offering, I do have to say the 100 wishes are my favorite! Thanks for offering!
hugs, Lisa

Caitlin said...

Congrats on 100 posts! Here's to 100 more! Good luck and enjoy life.
-Caitlin

Michelle said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Nothing quite as refreshing as a clean house and a cool breeze dancing through the windows. So glad I stopped to enjoy blog! ~Michelle

Paula -Teaberry Cottage said...

Congratulations! Love the 100 Wishes.
Hope you have a wonderful week. Please enter me in your giveaway.

vicki said...

Your blog is beautiful and I enjoy looking at all your pictures. Blogging is such fun - keepup the great work and congradulations on your post. I am a brand new blogger and am just figuring out what this is all about - I love it!

Deb said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. What a gorgeous giveaway parcel you've put together!

Andrea said...

Congratulations Ruth on 100 posts! What a beautiful giveaway...you are too generous.

AmyB said...

My goodness! Your giveaway is as generous as your blog is inspirational. Congrats on your milestone. Here's to many, many more posts. - Amy Bauer amy@usdemolition.com

~ ennui ~ said...

Oh' I think I may be too late.... but I'm glad I found you. Love,love your blog.
xoxo

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Hope I'm not too late! Please enter me. Esther

Debbie said...

I just found your blog and hope you will enter me in the drawing! Congratulates on your 100th post! :-)

Erin said...

Congrats on your 100th post! What a wonderful give away - please enter my name :)

Erin

Megan {ShabbyBlogs} said...

Oh my goodness! So happy to have found your blog! It is just delightful!!!

lusks said...

100 posts, well done!!!!! What a generous giveaway, here's hoping.

Fruitful Harvest said...

Hi there~
What a beautiful collection of gifts!
Congrats on your 100th post!

What a lovely blog!

I pray I win!

Warmly,
Georgiann from The Garden Gate (blog)

christineannette said...

Congrats!

Please enter me in your giveaway!

Merci, Christine