August 18, 2009

Followers, Follower, Followers... Oh My! (A Giveaway)

When I wasn't paying attention - I somehow got 100 followers. You are all fabulous, and I decided that I should have a giveaway to celebrate! Many thanks to those of you that not only read, but comment on my posts. Let me also encourage any blog stalkers to come out of hiding now. :-)
While I'm at it, let me share that I won Kathie's 100th follower giveaway! She is awesome and I feel so honored to have won "Your the Balm" lip balm and Strawberry Angel cupcake soap. Both items are from Margarita Bloom and smell heavenly!

What can YOU win, you ask? Vanna, show them the giveaway booty....

A quick reference deck of summer cocktails. Drink up and enjoy long after summer is over!

It's just not a giveaway if I don't include something from Burt's Bees.

A pretty green journal with Queen Anne's Lace pattern...

...and its matching pen.

A cute notepad that you probably can't read (sorry!). It says "She packed up her potential and all she had learned, grabbed a cute pair of shoes and headed out to change a few things."

The opportunity to wash away your sins in one handy pak! (No, I'm not mocking religion; I just thought it was cute!)

A magnet with one of my favorite quotes.

My standard giveaway rules apply with one little twist.

You get ONE entry for commenting.
You get ONE entry for following me.
You get ONE entry for blogging about my giveaway or putting it on your sidebar.

There are two ways to get super special bonus entries: A. If a commenter tells me that YOU sent them to me! or B. You share with the group YOUR favorite quote! (It can be about love, life, work...ANYTHING! A big hug for Jane, from whom I stole...or um, borrowed this idea.)

All entries must be in by midnight EST on Wednesday, August 26th. A winner will be announced on Thursday (or very soon thereafter).


  1. Super cute! I love the Queen Anne's Lace pattern. Oh, and I'm a follower. Of course.

    Thanks for hosting this!

  2. congratulations!!! You'll have 200+ followers before you know it :-)

  3. One of my fave all time quotes is:

    "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
    Eleanor Roosevelt, 'This Is My Story,' 1937

  4. I am a follower, of course! ;-)

  5. Hello there, that journal is adorable. Well I am a follower and I have a few different favorite quotes.
    1. "You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give." Sir Winston Churchill
    2. "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." When Harry met Sally
    3. Nurses run hospitals - doctors just drop in.


  6. and it's on my post today!

  7. Hi Cole! Sorry I've been absent lately. Been busy over here!

    Okay, put me down for an entry or two or 5!

    Justine :o )

  8. I have a lot of favorite quotes but I really like this one at the moment, "All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." ~Henry Ellis

  9. Hello Cole,
    What a great idea and giveaway. Kathie from my net finds sent me your way.. I have been here before for Tuesday event you now host. I just have never followed. I hope you have a wonderful day.

  10. yay for 100 followers!!
    what a sweet giveaway!
    pretty please count me in!
    i'm already a follower :)

  11. Oh fun! Guess what - I can comment again (for now anyway). Congrats on the 100 followers :) You know I'm one!

  12. Yay! I want to win this one! I'm gonna do a post eventually with all the great quotes I got.

    I have a couple favorite quotes.

    "I guess I'm just gonna fade into bolivian." Mike Tyson

    "And lo, I am with you always." matthew 28:20

    And my current favorite quote ...

    "It looks like I'm coming home September 11." RLA


    Oh yah, posted in my sidebar in a couple of minutes too!

  13. Wow! That's awesome! I have been a follower for a jillion years. Good to see other people are figuring out how awesome you are too!

    I'd love to win these things. I really miss cute little boutique like stuff like this over here. I'll add (I typed ass first, ha!) this to my sidebar.

    Keep up the great work.

  14. made an oops in my 1st comment...I didn't find your blog via twitter, I found it via a search for cupcake soap on google =o)

  15. oh no! my 1st comment didn't show up...ok, trying again...

    following your blog now =o)

    my secret career is a bartender, so the summer cocktail reference deck is awesome!

    my favorite quote is:
    "Christopher Robin, to Pooh Bear: You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."
    — A.A. Milne

  16. Congratulations on 100 followers! That's so exciting. Can I enter if I won last time? You give such great stuff, who wouldn't want to win again? HA!

  17. yay giveaway! i'm already a follower. my favorite quote is "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." it's just so beautiful!

  18. Congratulations on having 100 (or 105 as I type now) followers! I'm already one of the many. My favorite quote:

    "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be." Douglas Adams

  19. What a sweet giveaway! Count me in; I already follow!

  20. I follow you already, duh :)

    hmmm....a quote, eh??

    “Oh, boy, You look better than a Happy Meal to a three year-old”
    Sookie to Quinn in Definately Dead

  21. yay! i just found your blog a few days ago, but I wanted to join of my favorite quotes is "do one thing every day that scares you" by eleanor roosevelt.

  22. you're such a generous person and i don't mean just the giveaways.....and you KNOW

    i've been a follower since i started blogging last month....there are so many quotes that i like and i think this one is so appropriate for now.....

    "The most beautiful things in the world are not seen nor touched. They are felt with the heart......"


  23. huh, i forgot to congratulate you....guess the number of followers SPEAK for itself....

  24. you're on my sidebar now.....goood luck to all AND since you're so generous and i'm oceans away,

    IF i win by a long shot, which will be an honour, I'll DONATE it to the next person on your list, how about that?

    inspired by your generosity,

  25. meee again Cole......

    i'm going to blog about your giveaway as no one has seen it on my sidebar......a request?

    IF I win, would you kindly donate the win to ONE of the guys sent from my blog??????

    coco's mum

  26. Hi Cole....I just became your 106th follower! Coco (Love Being a Chihuahua) sent me on over here, I think the giveaway is fantastic!

    I do have one quote, but I don't know who the author is...does it count??

    "Dogs are children wrapped in fur"

  27. Oh, pick me, pick me! OK, you know I'm a follower and I'll blog about this today as well.

    My favorite quote: "No one can make you feel inferior without your permission." Eleanor Roosevelt

  28. Hi Cole, I found you on Olive's blog...I'm a kitty but my family's first pet (1974-1984) was a Mighty Mini Dachshund named Toto. He was such a good pet he paved the way for their 2nd pet Milky way who lived with them 14 1/2 years, now they have Me Madi the Diva Cat!!!
    Very nice contest.
    Madi and Mom

  29. What a cool giveaway. I found out that you were doing Tuesdays At The Table a few minutes ago after reading Andrea's blog..yay! I can't believe I missed so many weeks though. I'm going to go check them out now then I'll link up next week.

  30. Also, my favorite quote is...

    "What happens to us is not as important as what happens within us."

  31. WOW! 109 followers! You are one popular girl! BTW, Kirstren told me to come check out your giveaway, AND I am very excited to see you this weekend! Bring on the Sangria!

  32. Khongrats fur your akhkhomplishments!

    KhoKho sent me ovfur to say HI!

    PeeEssWoo: August 26th is MY Gotcha Day and my mom's BIG birfday!

  33. That quote is one of my all time faves as well. I have a journal with that exact quote splashed across the over. In my opinion I think it's one of the best pieces of advice of ever.

    Have a great weekend.

  34. please enter me in the giveaway - I was sent by Kathie @ my net finds :-)

  35. A fave quote is from Einstein: Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

    (I make lots of mistakes :D)

  36. Congrats on 100+ followers, Cole!
    Here's my human dad's favorite quote:
    "Common sense is not so common" (tee-hee!)
    I know you follow me but I also was reminded about your contest by Cocorue, the too-cute Chihuahua.
    BTW, my human made traditional rice crispie treats yesterday and got all nostalgic about her childhood...hmmm, for us dogs, food is food, plain and simple!
    Have a great weekend!
    Your pal,

  37. Hi dear Cole!!!!
    What a great idea!!!!
    Now we just became your 111th followers!!!!!! Coco (Love Being a Chihuahua) sent us on over here!!!!!!!!
    You and your blog are fabolous!!!
    we're writing from Italy!!!!
    HAve you italian friends yet???!!!!
    Hope we could be friends!!!!
    And here is our preferred quote:
    "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face" Ben Williams (that is for our little new sister)
    "A dog is the only thing on Earth that loves you more than he loves himself" Josh Billings ( From PACO)
    "Dogs 10 commandments......
    1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

    2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

    3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

    4. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainments, but I have only you.

    5. Talk to me. Even if I don’t understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

    6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

    7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

    8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

    9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

    10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can’t bear to watch. Don’t make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so" (FROM MILO!!!!!!)

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm....Can we're the winner???!
    Sweet kisses and licks and have a great great weekend!!!!!

  38. Hi Cole... I am Dory, nice to meet you! Coco sent me over to see you, I am! We are entering your contest by commenting, and following you! We also plan on blogging about the contest tomorrow, so stay tuned!!! favorite quote is:


  39. Oh congrats!!

    -I'm following as well now

    -Favorite quote is "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land in the stars."
    Les Brown

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  40. Hello Cole,

    Congratulations on your 100+ followers!

    CocoRue told us to come on by and say hello.

    We desided to Follow you too.

    Our favorite quote is:
    "shoulda, woulda, coulda"

    woo woo, Tessa

  41. Congrats on your 100 followers. Coco sent us - good luck to all your entrants.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  42. Congratulations on your more than 100 followers!
    Coco told us about you and I wanted to come and say hello!
    Kisses and hugs

  43. Hi! Its me again!
    My grandma makes my dresses and I love them!
    Kisses and hugs

  44. Congrats on your milestone with followers. Wonderful giveaway! I esp love the green journal with queen anne's lace pattern.

  45. I put up a post re your giveaway here:

    Stitches of Life II

    leliaevelyn (at) gmail (dot) com

  46. Hi Cole,
    Mom and I nominated your for an award...check out our blog for the details.
    Madi and Mom

  47. Best wishes on 100... Coco sent me over.

  48. Woohoo!! Coco Sent us!!

    Have a "wooferful" day and Great Blog!!

    Tail wags--

    Olive :)

  49. Hi Cole! The mysteries unravel and it's all starting to make more sense! I was sent by Dory (who I follow) to you - but first via a stop by at Coco's (luvbeingachihuahua fame). I couldn't figure out their rules at all and should have come here first duh! I can't believe I haven't found you before this, but glad to make your friendship! Will sign in and add you to my list at my blog! And now... hmmmm - one of my fave quotes:
    "The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet."
    - James Oppenheim

    Congrats on all your followers!
    xo Sammie

  50. hooray on reaching 100 peeps! What a fun and cute giveaway! I'm a follower {just recently} and my favorite quote is pray. scrap. love. ... it may sound lame, but I really enjoy it :)

  51. Hi Cole, Coco and Dory told me about your blog. It's very nice to meet you.:)

    Teddy Bear

  52. C Lee Perry sent me over. Great blog, fantastic giveaway! thanks for the opportunity to win such cute loot!

  53. Hi Cole - we came over from Coco - and Dory - so now we're following and we'll put you on the sidebar - and blog about it - cool give away -

  54. ooops - my favorite quote - don't have one - but mom's is "Tho lovers lost love is not, for death hath no dominion"

  55. Coco sent us over and now we are followers...
    love your blog!
    Kit and Crew

  56. Hello Cole,

    Finally, we are here! And so glad, that's not the 26th August yet, so we still can join, right?

    Wow! You got more than 100 followers, that's amazing, congratulations!

    Btw, We got here from Coco :)

    A little bit introduction about us.
    Adele - the mummy is a dappel dachshund and she is almost 2 years old, her birthday is coming soon.
    Vincent & Bella - the son & daughter of Adele. Their daddy is a pomeranian owned by Selby's second cousin. So both of them look a mix between the mummy and daddy but Vincent is more like his mummy and Bella is more like her daddy.

    Have a nice day!

    Adele, Vincent & Bella

  57. Mmmmmmmmmmm............YUMMY Giveaway! I just bought Bert's Bees acne scrub.....what an AWESOME product.....I'd love to try the others in this handy pack too.

    Congratulations on all of your friends! Whew...that's terrific.


  58. My favorite quote:

    "Where there's a law, I'll enforce it; where there's a crime I'll prosecute it, and where there's a victim ... I will speak for that victim. That's my bottom line."

    -Jack McCoy

  59. What an awesome giveaway, thank you so much! :)

  60. One of my favorite quotes (author unknown) is, "We all have photographic memories.. some of us just don't have film." :D


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