Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pink Saturday - Traditions & Giveaway


from the heart

sometimes with
a pink twist!

Giving gifts ...

This year I participated in my
blog swap.

"Shabby Pink Christmas Swap"
was hosted by
My So Called Junky Life

April of Frilyy Frolic
was my partner.

We exchanged ornaments.

I included her little
on one.

Isn't she a doll?

And I received so much more
than the Santa, Nutcracker and
beautiful gift tags.

The seeds were planted for a new friendship.

Another special friend
(who I talk about ALL the time!!)


Laurie's Charming Designs

Sent me this
fabulous tag/bookmark

And look at the envelope!

She knows I love pointsettia pictures.

How thoughtful!

And so many new friends ...
just because I stepped out a little.
and started a blog.

My gift to you?

Permission to
try something new ...

I tried something new
and created
my first
altered journal.

A Possibilities Journal
that I gave to a friend.



There is another present ...




100 posts

My Birthday
(Christmas Eve)

That's a lot to celebrate!

So ....
here's the giveaway

A $25 gift certificate to

Just a way to say thank you
for a wonderful year of
letting me try something new
and showering me
with the gifts of


It has felt like
every day!


leave a comment on this post to enter the giveaway
leave a second comment for another entry if you are a follower (or a new follower)
This posting will remain up (and the giveaway open) until January 3rd.
We are off to visit family, and if I have computer time I will spend it getting caught up by visiting blog friends (and new friends!) who I have so poorly neglected.


  1. What an adorable post. Loved every bit of it. Wonderful gifts and friendship.
    I would love to be entered in your generous and o, so fun, giveaway.
    I have been a follower for quite some time..i will also take your giveaway notice to my sidebar.
    xo bj

  2. Happy Pink Saturday, Betty. Congratulations on the success of your blog. I agree that we have an awesome blogging community.

    Each of the gifts you received are lovely. Thank you for their blog links so we can go visit. I already know just how wonderful Laurie is.

    You are so sweet to offer the opportunity to win this great giveaway. I am already one of your followers.

  3. Betty, what fabulous things you showed us. Loved them ALL! And how very sweet of you to offer a gift certificate to Anthropologie! I would love to have an opportunity to win that and thank you for that opportunity. I also want to wish you a Happy Pink Saturday and a Very Merry Christmas and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!


    Sheila :-)

  4. new friends are always the best!!! what gorgeous swap ornaments you recieved, and your first journal is fab.
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

  5. What beautiful gifts you received!!

  6. I am so happy that you enjoyed the swap! They are so much fun! It was like an early Christmas present for me opening up my package. Great job on the altered journal too!

  7. just beautimus! ty so much for my wonderful ornaments! your an amazing woman!

  8. Your gifts are so fabulous and I love the journal!!! Isn't blogging great? I have met so many wonderful friends and found so many new things to try, I love it!!!
    Have a super holiday and lots of fun, maybe some rest and relaxing!!!!! He he, I love this time of year!!!
    Margaret B

  9. Hi, dear friend -
    I'm sitting here when I shouldn't be! Kids and grandkids coming in a few hours to celebrate Christmas but I needed a break. May regret it later. Loved seeing your pretties and your gifties. I love Laurie's art work - she's the best. Wishing we could get together but think it's going to be next year!! Sounds strange. I'm nursing tendonitis in my left wrist - splint and orders NOT to lift with it. Yeah, right - especially when I'm right handed. And a really sore thumb being doctored on the other hand. Think I'll forget everything the rest of the day, put my feet up and listen to Christmas music!
    Hugs, ~Adrienne~

  10. i a am a follwer also. by the way HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! have a wonderful, magical christmas!

  11. Such lovely treasures Betty!!!! Blogging is a blessing to me ~ I am sitting here today with tears in my eyes thinking of all the friends I have been blessed with here....that's why I love to help others they can experience the wonderfulness!!!! I would love to be entered into sweet giveaway ~ I hope you have a wonderful Christmas dear friend, hugs and love, Dawn

  12. and NOW I am officially a follower!!! xxoo, Dawn

  13. Happy Pink Saturday. Your "swap" goodies are so wonderful, and your journal too. This is my first time visiting you, I'm a follower too. What a generous giveaway, and Happy Birthday to you, and a Merry Christmas!

  14. Oh wow! A Christmas Eve baby. That makes you sooooo special. Happy happy birthday, happy Pink Saturday and Happy Christmas. Aren't swaps fun? Because of time I only did one this season and that was an ornament swap. I received the most beautiful ornaments and my swap partner was a doll. I would love to be entered in your give-away. And I signed up to follow. Come for a visit if you have time. xo Lynn

  15. I've had rather a sad day, it was nice to come and visit you and your lovely post. Have a wonderful Holiday!!!

  16. Stopped to take a break and so glad I did. Your gifts are precious. Blogging certainly does open our little world doesn't it? I am a totally different person as well because of it.
    Have a wonderful week with your family...the very merriest of Christmas and a happy, happy New Year!

  17. Isn't swapping just the most fun!! I have been in 2 different swaps and I think I would love to do these all the time- it is so fun trying top pick out just the right things for my swap friend!! You received some real pretties!!

    Happy birthday! My dad's birthday was Christmas eve and I always felt sorry for him as he never really got to celebrate his birthday with Christmas so close!!

    Oh I became a follower!

  18. OH SO FUN!!!

    Congratulations on your 100th post, and a Happy birthday early.

    hope it is a great one, and have a Blessed Christmas too.

    barbara jean

  19. PS Forgot to post i am a follower for that second entry,
    aaaand, sweet ornament!

    One of these days I'm going to participate in a swap.=0)

  20. Hey Birthday girl! Congratulations on your 100th post! It seems we are on the same wavelength with our give away Anthro prizes! Thanks for entering mine and thanks for the chance to win yours! (Wouldn't that be funny?....nah!) Happy Birthday! Merry Christmas!
    :) Laura

  21. Wow ...What a beautiful post! Looks like I found you just in time!!!!
    Your treasures are lovely...don't you just love blogging!!!
    Your give-aways are so wonderful...count me in please! ,xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  22. Definately a "Follower"...God Bless, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  23. Hi Sammy!

    So lovely to meet you!.....and Congratulations!!! on your 100th post! It's a milestone for sure....Your blog is lovely and I'll be back to visit for sure.

    Love that giveaway....please enter me too.....couldn't you just spend allll day long looking at that fab store? It's my daughter's favorite....

    Happy Pink Saturday and Warm Christmas Blessings to you and yours,


  24. well i do so love anthropologie... it would be sweet to win your giveaway... fingers crossed.



  25. Wasn't this such a fun swap to participate in? I had such a good time! I wish we could do it all over again!

  26. Wow!
    What a fun swap!! Loved seeing all of the photos. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
    Merry Christmas!

  27. Congratulations on your 100th post, it goes by fast doesn't it? And you were brave for your first swap...gulp..I am not there yet! hahaha. Have a Merry Christmas and I will keep my fingers crossed for that giveaway.

  28. Smiling Hello Betty:)
    Congrats on your 100th post. You celebrate it with a very nice post which is encouraging others too post. Am wishing you and your yours a magical celebration with whom you love. And,huge thanks for offering this giving away.

    Happy Holidays~

  29. I know what you mean about gaining new friends from the blogs we visit. I am not brave enough to join a swap (yet!) but I love to surf the blogs to get to know people like me! Please enter me in your giveaway!

  30. I am now a new follower! Don't know why I wasn't before now!

  31. Happy Birthday and congrats on your 100th post! It's amazing the people you get to know thru blogging isn't it? I've missed it so much the last month and have neglecting too many also....but have them all saved and will make my rounds soon!
    Have a great Holiday!

  32. Happy Holidays!! Ho, Ho, Ho sign me up please.
    Theresa N

  33. Lovey, thank you for a chance at it.

  34. You take wonderful pictures...everything you've shown is just so lovely!!! And I love your altered journal!

    And, congrats on your 100th post!!! (I'm already a follower sweetie)...your giveaway is very generous! Thank you for entering me :)

    Wishing you a joyous Christmas!

    Blessings ~

    :) T

  35. I stumbled into your blog. Lovely...I want to come back and stay longer next time. Merry Christmas...see you next year.

  36. Almost time for your birthday!

    Have a super duper one!


    barbara jean

  37. Thank you so much for coming by my Blog for a visit! I would love to enter your Giveaway! I am now following your Blog :)

    I wish you a joyous holiday season full of love and magic!

    LuLu Kellogg~*

  38. Merry Christmas Betty and Happy Birthday! Wishing you a Christmas filled with the love only our Saviour can give to you and your family throughout the new year!

  39. Happy Birthday! Happy 100! Merry Christmas! Thanks for a giveaway! I love your Christmas it is all just wonderful!!
    Hugs, Lisa

  40. Hi again! I have been a follower for a few months now!
    Thanks again for the giveaway!
    Hugs, Lisa

  41. Congratulations Betty. I love all the Anthro photos in your latest post
    Thanks for the Giveaway
    Pick me!! :0)

  42. I love your nutcraker! HE is the most adorable thing I have seen!! Would love to be signed up for you wonderful giveaway!


  43. I am a follower too!

  44. You are so clever! How did I miss this post to sign up for a giveaway? Another thing we have in common: Close birthdays.

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and many blessings for the New Year.

    Take care,


  45. What a wonderful give-away, not to mention fabulous pink images!!! Thank you so much for leaving a comment today so that I could in turn come visit you! I will follow you now!

  46. Hope your holidays are the best. I am new to your blog....but it is just delightful. Fingers crossed for the Anthro giveaway......what a GREAT way to start the new year!!!!

  47. Betty I have fallen in love with your blog. I read awhile and thought I gotta follow this blog. So I'm off to sign up and will be back to let you know I did.

  48. I'm back and you are now being stalked...I mean followed.

  49. A gift certificate would be delightful!
    Happy New Year!

  50. Can't remember if I have done this yet....but enter me!

  51. Betty amor, Happy Belated Birthday!! I hope you had a wonderful one and a Happy New Year! I hope that it is filled with lots of love and laughter and nothing but good things in 2010! I think I am late to this party, but just incase, please enter me in your sweet giveaway, I always feel guilty with these things, because I feel like I should be giving all of you wonderful woman gitfs for allowing me to visit your wonderful blogs :) Besos, Rose

  52. Betty amor one more thing :) I am already a follower :) please count me in :) Besos, Rose