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Friday, April 15, 2011

It's Time




There were over 800 entries ( WOW! ),
and I want to thank each and every person that
commented, followed, or posted about it...


but the time has come to pick a winner
of my 
SPRING ROMANCE GIVEAWAY...


Up for grabs:
The Summer issue of  Romantic Country magazine
with my Willow Nest photo feature
and

a personally autographed copy of
signed by Fifi O'Neill herself
 
so....
I did the random schmandom thing, 
and the lucky winner is...

Denise of  

Congrats, Denise!

Since I was such a geek and bought out entire newsstands,
I may be doing another magazine related giveaway
in the days ahead, so please check back.

 In other news, I finally decided on a camera strap...


It's called the Sofia Olive, and although I purchased it
at a camera shop, you can browse their selection HERE.

I bought it because it looks like my Homestead couch!


 Don't you think?

And guess what else?

Look who I get to meet next week?


The gorgeous and talented Suzanne of Privet and Holly!

She and her sweet mom will be making a swing through
Fredericksburg, Texas, so I hope to be able to show them all the sights.

***

Finally, I'm not a numbers watcher at all, but I just noticed that the odometer
just turned over to 2K...
thank you and welcome to all my new followers,
and to my faithful friends from way back, thanks for sticking with me!

I know that these giveaways always create a bump in the numbers,
but I really hope that y'all will stick around for the regular day-to-day
here on this blog.
I count myself as so fortunate to have even one of you
deeming me worthy of following, so know that you are very much appreciated!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!




53 comments:

Sherri B. said...

Congratulations to Denise, enjoy! Thanks Anne for a great giveaway, have a wonderful weekend.

grammy and papi said...

Congratulations Denise, I know you will enjoy the magazine and book. Thank you Anne for a lovely giveaway and I'll be watching for another magazine giveaway. LOL

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

Joanna said...

Congratulations Denise!

x

Irene b said...

congratulation Denise! And i wish a nice weekend to all these lovely ladies

Laurie said...

Congratulations to Denise for winning the giveaway, and to you, Anne, for over 2000 followers who visit you every day because of YOU - you are fantastic, girl! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the new camera strap as you take your wonderful photos we all love!
Hugs,
Laurie

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Congratulations Denise ..Enjoy !!!
We're sticking around Anne ..We enjoy your posts too much..

Blessings ..Sara

Cindy said...

Congratulations to the winner!

Lisa said...

Congratulations Denise - lucky thing. Anne, I love the new camera strap and congrats on reaching 2000!

x

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Congrats to the lucky winner!!
How are things going with the move Anne? I can't wait to see more of your beautiful photos of your new home!
Have a lovely weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Erika, Serena said...

so happy to find out your blog time ago:)!!

take a look at mine if you like http://lensanythingelse.blogspot.com/
kisses from italy

Pam said...

Congrats Denise!

Of course you would pick your camera strap to match your sofa. Who wouldn't? I've been thinking of making a cover for my strap, but I don't like the color of my sofa, so might have to base it on something else.

Outofmymind said...

I've been wanting to find some cute clocks to make them into photo 'frames'.

Denise said...

Oh my gosh. I am so thrilled to have won! I sent you my mailing address. Thanks so much again!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hooray for Denise!! This really was a sweet giveaway. And good for you with all the numbers! ;-D

I love your new strap...are you going to be showing it off soon?!!

Happy Weekend!

XO,
Jane

leah @ plainview - moxiethrift on etsy said...

atta girl denise....and i'll stick around your blog anne, you've got a quite nice thang goin on.

Brenda said...

Good for Denise! I like the camera strap, one day I will get a camera that is more worthy of blog pictures but for now just pointing and shooting.

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

YAY for Denise!!! Love the new camera strap!!!

Dear Lillie said...

Darn, I really thought with all my ballet stuffing I was going to win - haha!

Congrats to Denise!

red.neck chic said...

Whoo hoo!!! Congrats to Denise!

Now - when someone compliments you on your strap just TELL them it matches your couch. LOLOL I think you have some redneck in you...

Now - go forth and photograph so I can watch another 2k come admire your wickedly awesome skillz! ;-D

xoxoxo
robelyn

LuLu Kellogg said...

YIPPEE!! Congrats to the winner!

Love the new camera strap!

LuLu~*xoxo

ShantyGirl said...

Congrats Denise! The new camera strap is pretty! And have fun hosting a day on the town checking out antiques and restaraunts with new friends!!
Sherry

stefanie said...

800, goodness thats alot!!!!!
congrats to Denise!

Simply Me said...

Congrats!!! Just love your home, so beautiful ! You have a great Weekend!!

debsea said...

congrats lucky denise! and thanks for a great give away anne. it's good to be a follower! you bring me warm texas sunshine!

Prior said...

Love the strap color, so get to picture takin'
( loved the last post) and congrats to Denise...
Lezlee

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Anne... congratulations to Denise!... looking forward to your day to day posts as you call them, always inspiring and love your photos!... xoxo Julie Marie

beachcomber said...

i love your blog and beautiful photos!!
cheryl x

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Congrats to Denise! I love your camera strap. My daughter made me some covers for Christmas and I love them. hugs, Linda

sissie said...

Love those clocks. Wish they were mine!

Congrats to the winner. Love your camera strap too.

hugs
Sissie

Sarah said...

Congratulations Denise! I actually picked up a copy of the magazine the other day at Safeway...and then remembered I'd entered the giveaway. Ha! :)

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

French Curiosites said...

Looking forward to more pics!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchCuriosites

hometown girl said...

awesome that you get to meet suzanne! you'll have a blast i'm sure! enjoy the weekend! susan congrats on you 2k :) susan

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Lucky girl! You are going to love Suzanne. I met her last year at Nada. She's a sweetheart!

Allison said...

Congratulations to Denise! Congratulations to you, Anne, on all of your followers. You have a wonderful blog and a beautiful home. Happy weekend to you!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Congratulations to Denise! Anne, I love reading your blog and I am glad to have been here to support you through the good times and the bad! Your home is so beautiful and you are a very talented lady! I hope to get down to Fredericksburg sometime. My good friend was there recently with her sister and had the best time! Have a wonderful weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

Florence said...

Love your blog and your feature in Romantic Country Homes, Willows Nest has a very special place in my heart. I totally understand you buying all those magazines. Florence

trash talk said...

Congrats to the lucky lady.
Deb

Vintage Gal said...

Congrats to Denise ~ Yay an autographed copy of the book ~ wow ;-)

Amy Elise Feisthamel said...

Congrats to Denise! And thanks for the link to the fabulous camera straps! Maybe I will take better pics with a darling camera strap. And your photos are so inspiring that will help too!

Beach House Living said...

Congratulations Denise!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Congrats to the lucky winner and to you on reaching 2K followers, Anne! You deserve every one of them, my friend. :)
Hope you're having a great weekend!
xoxo,
Jo

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

you are so lucky... i want to meet suzanne! her words amaze me! have fun!

A Cottage Muse said...

Congrats to you and the winner!

Karena said...

Anne how great congrats to the winner .

I am so glad you get to see Suzanne she is such a doll.!

Come over and enter my fashionable Giveaway from The French Basketeer...

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Low Tide High Style said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner and for reaching over 2000 followers! And you lucky duck, getting to meet up with Suzanne, please give her a big hug for me!

Kat :)

Sarah said...

Congratulations to that lucky lady, Denise. Wow, over 800 comments. Fantastic, Anne! ~ Sarah

Violets Are Blue said...

Anne ~ I've pulled up a nice comfy seat and I'm here for the long ride. Looking forward to many posts in the future. OMG!!!! I just saw that you LOVE Jane Austen. So Do I (squeal)! Patty/BC

Theresa said...

Congrats to the lucky winner:) Love your new strap... precious purchase for your camera!

Love to you dear Anne, have a blessed Sunday!

Tilda said...

I come each day. I am hopelessly addicted.
Tilda

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Anne,
congrats to Denise!!!!
Wish you a wonderful new week,
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

Lara said...

Congrats to Denise! I am a big fan of her photography & she is very sweet!! :) I hope you had a great weekend, Anne!! Have fun!!!
Hugs,
Lara

Privet and Holly said...

Goodness, I've been unplugged
and wanted to catch up on F&T
before we met! Certainly didn't
expect to see my own mug staring
back at me!! Congrats on 2000.
That would blow my mind except
that you are the kind of blogger
everyone wants to follow and to
know....Lucky me, I get to do it
for real : ). See you SOON!
xx Suzanne

Lili said...

And you're already up another 60 followers since you wrote this Anne! Love your new camera strap. xo ~Lili

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