Thursday, August 07, 2008

400th Post & a Giveaway!!


It's hard to believe that this is my 400th post. I started blogging almost two years ago when I was housebound for six weeks. This became my link to the outside world. Since then, I've met wonderful friends, some of whom I see in real life, as well as those of you I visit with on-line.


I've noticed that my tea-related posts have diminished considerably since then, but so have my tea parties. Somehow, being the Mommy to the little guys has slowed that down. In honor of my 400th post and the fact that I miss all my tea things, I've decided to make a giveaway tea basket for a lucky reader.


I should probably have a picture of something, but I'm afraid I won't get everything put together and photographed before the boys wake up from their naps. Maybe I'll get one done later. The tea basket will include: TEA!!!! Of course, I'll include some of my favorite Earl Grey Tea and some summery Mango Tea, chocolate chip scone mix, a jar of devon cream for scones, a tea cup and saucer, some tea napkins, a tea ball, and what ever other little goodies I might find stashed away in my tea cupboard to share.


Just leave a comment between now and next Wednesday, the 13th to be eligible! Good luck to each one of you sweet ladies. Knowing you are out there brightens up my day! Everyone's kind words during this last month of pain has meant so much to me--more than you know!

85 comments:

craftydiane said...

You are a very sweet lady and I have enjoyed reading your blog. Please enter me in your giveaway! Hope you have a very blessed day,
Diane

Scarlett said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. I read all the time but I'm mostly a lurker :o) You have been an encourager for me many times. Thank you !

Mary Isabella said...

I am still remembering you in my prsyers. i pray for all of you as this has not been an easy time for any of you....Blessings overflowing...Mary

Mrs. H. said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway - thank you. I enjoy your blog. :-)

Kristina said...

Please enter me in your lovely give away....I, too, have the Mary Jane's book and love it. I just subscried to the magazine and can't wait to get it! Thanks for the link!

Kristina

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Of course, you know you are one of my favorite online people. :)

I've had less tea posts, too. It seems the Spring and Summer have been unbelievably busy.

quitecontrary1977 said...

anyone who wins your lovely teabasket will be very very lucky. cheers!

Shelley Jo said...

Congratulations, Kimberly! I, for one, am so glad you started this blog!! I love coming here and seeing little bits of loveliness from your life.

topaztook said...

I found your lovely blog through the Gracious Hospital-i-Tea blogathon, and I like to keep dropping by to look at all of your pretties. Congratulations on your 400th post, and I hope you make some time for tea soon!

Anonymous said...

My goodness! 400 posts? It doesn't seem possible. I remember when you were housebound. I can't remember now where I heard of your blog from. Mrs. Wilt?
Anyway, I don't comment much but I'm still reading.
I don't enter every blog giveaway-only those I'd really love to win. And this is definitely one of them!! Oooohh!!
joanna in ca. :)

Mrs. Bonnie said...

Hi Kimberly!
Wow 400 posts already? I started reading your blog shortly after you started it (I don't remember exactly when, but Pumpkin was still in a cast), and I must say I really enjoy every bit of it!
I would love to be entered in your give away, so please put my name in the "hat".
Blessings,
Bonnie

rachel said...

Congratulations on 400 posts!

Happy @ Home said...

400 posts - Wow - what an accomplishment. Congratulations!!

Your giveaway sounds lovely. I would be very happy to be entered in the drawing.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.

Herbal Tonya here said...

400 posts! Congrats!
Earl Grey Tea is my favorite!

Herbal Tonya here said...

400 posts! Congrats!
Earl Grey Tea is my favorite!

Sharon said...

How nice of you to offer a giveaway. I love and collect teacups, saucers and tea linens. Congratulations on your 400th post!

Laura said...

Another lurker here to tell you how lovely your blog is, and to hope for some tasty tea!

Yelowflower said...

congratulations on 400 posts. thanks for the giveaway.

http://yelowflowersgarden.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

Congrats on 400 posts, it's amazing how quickly they add up doesn't it??

Dayna said...

Great giveaway!

Farmgirl said...

Blessings Kimberly!
I took more time today to read farther back on your blog as I just discovered it a couple days ago......I am so sorry for your loss........I have never lost a child, but I have lost loved ones and know your pain. Have you figured out a way to let people know, I know this was awhile ago. What about a Birth/Gone to Jesus Announcement sent to as many as you feel necessary. Just the first thing that popped into my head? :) I love that you are giving away a tea basket! I do tea parties here in my town. I just did one for 30+ ladies in May to raise funds for my daughters mission trip to the UK....we had a "vintage" theme, very fun!! I Love Tea Parties!! I will be praying for you.

bookworm said...

Congrats on hitting 400! That's a pretty impressive accomplishment. I'm a HUGE tea fan and would love to add to my collection of tea related items by winning your giveaway.

Thanks for offering it!

Cool Crafty Mom said...

Congratulations of posting for so long. I would love the tea basket everything in it sounds so wonderful.

Susan said...

Still keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Kimberly. I miss your tea related things, too!

Katie said...

Thanks for all your lovely ideas and sharing your heart. I'd love to get together sometime. My kids are older, but they adore little ones. Have a beautiful day and thanks for sharing both your trials and blessings from God. Katie

Charlotte said...

You have a wonderful blog! I love tea and tea parties...my mom and I go to a tea house in our city whenever we can find a good reason. :) Congrats on your 400th post.

freetobeme - Anita said...

Wow! 400 posts! I'll have to see how many I have...I've never thought to keep track. But I will now! I love reading what other folks are doing and writing about. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

Sue Wintz said...

I love tea! Whoever wins your basket will be very happy.

Cecilia said...

What a sweet site, thank you for the giveaway! I love tea and try to make time for a cup every morning. I have many good memories of sitting and chatting with friends and family over a warm cup of tea.

Carolsue said...

I enjoyed reading your blog. And I'd love to win the tea basket -- Mango Tea, YUM

Leah said...

I "re-found" your blog while reading the comments on Jewels' new post. It will be nice to reacquaint myself with you and your blog.

And I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

Grace & Peace,
Leah

kamewh said...

Congrats on 400 posts!! I would love to be entered to win your tea basket - thank you for the giveaway!

Shan said...

Kimberly,

My goodness 400 posts! I think we should give you the prize! You have truly blessed me with your writing and the lovely photos that you share.

Yours kindredly,
Shan
Honey Hill Farm

P.S. It wasn't windy at all the other day....how strange!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me too! :)

I do really enjoy your blog...and have prayed for you.

Susan (DE)

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

Wow!!! 400 posts... I always love visiting here!!

Wendy said...

WOW! Congrats on so many posts - thats wonderful !!

amandasue said...

400 posts! Thats alot :) And I have to say wonderful giveaway, I'm a huge fan of anything tea related.

unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

lorenzstudio said...

What a sweet blog you have!

I would love to be entered in your contest!

Carol VR said...

Please count me in....

daldak01@yahoo(dot)com

Alyce said...

The tea basket sounds wonderful! Congrats on the 400 posts!

Theresa N. said...

Tea, a simply wonderful way to share with friends. Thank you.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

GrammaGrits said...

Your gentle spirit that comes through on your blog is a blessing. I would love to sit and have tea with you . . . it is my drink of choice! Praying for you and understand, too, the pain of your recent loss from my own experience 20+ years ago. God bless you and your family.

Heather said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing! Thanks for offering such a wonderful gift to your readers. Very thoughtful :-)

Kristine Michelle said...

Congrats on your 400 posts!
Tea -- what a wonderful prize! Thanks for the chance.

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Gloria Walshver said...

love your site. I want to win your teas.

Frankie said...

I think your blog is delightful, and I am glad I found it! My tea keeps me going, particularly in the Maine winter's cool house! I love blueberry tea, of course.

pintolinda said...

I love tea. I think I drink it far more than coffee. 400 blogs are impressive! I like your site and visit often.
pintolinda (at) hotmail (dot) com

boobles2 said...

Tea is my favorite drink, thanks for this contest

Betty N said...

Happy 400th blog! This is my first visit to your blog so I took time to read many of your past entries. I see why you have so many blogging friends. This contest has been listed in Sweepstakes newsletters and you will proably have some new visitors because of it. They will be blessed if they also take the time to read your posts!

elaina said...

I adore the quote in your blog header. You have a beautiful blog.

furygirl3132 said...

Great blog and congratulations! I love teas so this is a great contest. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Eloise
furygirl3132@comcast.net

Maja said...

i love it. so nice. congratulations.

Loralynn said...

What a wonderfully sweet giveaway! My Daughter (7yrs) and I love tea parties!

Dawnlizabeth said...

Hurray For You! and kudos to all of the ladies who blog together-strength-and money-in numbers!
The tea basket sounds lovely,don't forget to take a soothing break with a nice warm 'cuppa'.

daphne said...

I just discovered your blog....can't wait to sit and read it!! Please enter me in your contest. I just started collecting (well got my first, lol) tea cup recently and LOVE it...I drink my coffee in it:)

daphne said...

oops...forgot my email
daphnejerkins @ gamil . com

samsakara said...

Congrats on your 400th post! This basket sounds amazing. Thanks for offering something so nice.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

coriwestphal said...

Thanks for the great contest! My daughter would love to go to an all out tea party. This would be fun!

andeeram said...

Congrats Kimberly! What a great prize. I love tea. In fact I just bought a curio cabinet to house my great grandmothers tea cup collection that I inherited.

cdmtx said...

whohoo , congrats! Happy 400th blog! I love Teas and with Fall just around the Corner this would be a great prize to win :)

thanks!

Julie said...

Congratulations on your 400th post! Thank you for inviting us to celebrate with you!

sarah said...

i love tea and drink all kinds!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

iguthrie said...

Hi Kimberly,

Please enter me in your wonderful give-away. I do love reading your encouraging blog, even though I don't usually comment. :)

Irina

Anonymous said...

I am really enjoying your blog. Please enter me into your lovely contest.
Kristy Hickey
sendmyspamto@hotmail.com

yyeres said...

what a great giveaway! thank you

Ashley said...

How sweet Kimberly! I love tea and everything related to it. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

In Him,
Ashley

forhisglorytoo[at]comcast[dot]net

Brenda S. said...

nice prize, thank you

Raquel said...

Wow, I just found my way to your blog from Peggy at The Simple Woman! How precious and sweet! I am a tea lover (although I must profess that hot chocolate really holds my heart). Lovely, lovely blog. Pop over and visit me some time, I am at http://kitchenmysteries.blogspot.com/ . Much love - Raquel XO

Kelli said...

I would love to be entered into your lovely giveaway, Kimberly! You are a sweetie!
~Kelli

judybrittle said...

400 posts is quite an accomplishment. Thank you for the wonderful contest.

calgirl said...

Congratulations on your 400th post. I have tea once a month with friends. I love to try new teas with them.

dani said...

YOu should be very proud of your 400th post. By the way I love Mango tea too.

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your 400th post! Thank you for this great giveaway also! I LOVE tea!

Renee Kuntz said...

I would love to win the tea basket!
kr41996@yahoo.com

Samantha P said...

wow! 400th post that's so great, congrats! this is such a great prize to be giving away!

Schotzy said...

Wow, I hope I'm not too late to enter! Happy posting!!!

Elouina said...

Definately will bookmark your site. I was sipping my tea while I chanced upon your site. If that gives you any idea. ;)

Thanx for having the giveaway. :0

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

If I win, can I request a jar of pickles to be added to the basket?!

Joanne

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

I've been on vacation this past week, so I appreciate the reminder! What a neat thing to do. Thanks so much!

Sylvia said...

I love reading your blog!! I would love to win your tea basket to share with my mother. We both love tea!

~~Anne said...

Congratulations on your 400th post!
I really enjoy your blog although I don't comment very often. I guess it took your lovely give-away to get me to come out. :-)
No, seriously, I do love to read here. I first found your blog through your comments to my friend Jewels and have been coming by since last year. And BTW, isn't it great that she is back!!

Hope you'll share with us what you did with all those peaches.

~~Anne
www.backyardtreasures.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and really like it. Tea parties are my favorite get together. I too have collected tea cups and pots from all over. Been given quite a few too.
Congratulations on your 400th post!

cybourg at bellsouth dot net

cpullum said...

Nice giveaway! Hope your week is going good!
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kate said...

400 wow...I think I'm on 25 and I've been posting almost as long haa haa haa. Happy anniversary too!

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