Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Whoo Hoo...I've Hit 200 Followers!

Hello, This morning as I logged into my dashboard I noticed something really neat.  200 Followers!...I am so flattered that many of you read my little blog, stay with me and decided to follow me.  I know my blogging has slowed down so I'm happy you haven't abandoned all hope in me.  When I started my blog almost 2 years ago now I was in the midst of big changes ahead.  You've been there through looking for my house, many disappointments, my husband's retirement, and our adjustment to our new life. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to share with you a little glimpse into my world.  It was a big step for me.  I'm a very private person.  I've never been outgoing or the life of the party.  If you met me you were probably be very surprised.  I'm extremely quiet especially until I get to know people. 

Due to this wonderful news I have decided it's time for a long overdue give away!  I would like to open this up to any of my followers even new ones.  I would love to see my little number keep growing.  I truly do appreciate all of you and your comments.  I read every comment. 

So here's my rules.  You have to live in the Continental US, sorry overseas followers.  Also, you have to be a follower, you can start following now but I'm gonna check it out.  Then tell me what you enjoy reading about the most on my blog. What's your favorite thing on my blog?  Only one entry per person.   Make sure you leave your email so I can get in touch with the winner.  Then lastly please use this post to enter for the give away and I will select a winner next Tuesday night.

Here's what you'll be getting, because well, I just can't keep it a surprise!

Aww...he's Mr. Snowman, guaranteed to chase those winter blues away!




  1. Hi Carey,
    Wonderful giveaway!!
    I am a long time follower and would love to be entered.
    One of my favorite things about your blog is your wonderful taste in decorating. So much inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your home and your life with us!!

    And congratulations on 200 followers.

    I will post about your giveaway on my sidebar to help get the word out.

    Thanks so much.

  2. I like your decorating pics and recipes.Congrats on 200+!!I've been a follower and enjoy your post.Count me in on the fun giveaway.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  3. Cute snowman! I love to see how you decorate for the seasons. I'm always looking for new ideas. I also love when you post tried and true recipes. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway!


  4. Been a follower for awhile and enjoy looking at your home pictures your recipies and just plain olde talk...lindee

  5. Carey-
    I would love to have my name entered into your 200th follower giveaway! I like your blog for many reasons but most of all of your decorating ideas...I did post it on my blog sidebar...
    Thanks for sharing~

  6. Congrats on your 200 followers! I love many things about your blog...the recipes, decorating and your family. Here's to many more years of blogging. :)

  7. Congrats! I don't think I can pick just one thing that I like about your blog! I enjoy seeing your decor, recipes and the glimpse into your family life.

  8. I think we share our taste for prims, love of family, and all around positive attitude about life. I enjoy reading about your kids.
    I am a follower and I love snowmen!
    I just recently reached the same milestone. I am also having a giveaway. Please stop over and enter! :)

  9. First off..the love for your family is most important to me. And your sense of style and recipes are pretty awesome too!

  10. You KNOW I'm a follower! What I love most? That you really are the All American Family. Seriously, from what you have shared, your family surely is. I also love the coziness of your home.

  11. I've followed your blog for a long time now and one of my favorite things is your recipes!!! You have shared some awesome one's. I've purchased several cookbooks from your recommendations so I love that you always share your awesome book finds with us too! Also I love your farmhouse/primitive style decorating. Please enter me in your great giveaway. Congratulations on having 200 followers... how exciting!! :)


  12. Hello! I have loved your Christmas/winter decorations, as this is my favorite time of year and they are simple, yet stunning! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Hi Carey, I'm a follower! Please enter me. How can you make me pick one thing I like about your blog? That's not fair! I like everything!!!!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  14. Oh isn't he adorable. I would certainly love for him to come live with me and sit next to my fireplace. I just love the way you decorate your home and enjoy reading your blog. Please enter me in your Giveaway. I've also added your Giveaway to the sidebar on my blog. http://thefrugalcountrycottage.blogspot.com/

  15. Hey Carey! I would love to be entered in this giveaway! I've been a follower of yours for quite a while now and I love the pics you share of your gorgeously decorated home as well as the yummy recipes you share with us! I get a lot of inspiration from you!

  16. Hi Carey
    Just found your blog through Tammy A primitive place blogspot. I'd love to be entered in your sweet giveaway. I love snowmen. I've surfed through your posts and must say you have a beautiful home. And the recipes sound delish... I'm gonna have to try the peanut butter fudge recipe, I've never heard of using cider vinager in it. Congrats on 200 followers! And I hope you get your dream laundry room. Stop by my blog at primcrafts.blogspot.com some time, I'd love to have you as a follower.
    Prim Blessings,

  17. Hi Carey. I do believe I was #200! I found your blog through the Sugar Pie Farmhouse forum. I've taken the time to read through several of your posts and really enjoy your decorating style. I share your love of prims. You inspire me to be better at taking care of my home and family.

  18. Hi - I'm an new follower! Since I'm new, I'm don't have a whole lot of feedback yet, but as I browse you blog, I'm immediately struck by how clean and organized it feels. I feel I can comfortably browse and not feel overwhelmed w/clutter. Just lovely!

  19. Hello- I am a new follower. I found you through A primitive place (Tammy'S Blog.) I didn't get to search your whole blog, but what I did see, I like... All the yummy recipes. I must try some.(The fudge and I seen an apple recipe...yum) I love your mantle decorating, especially the winter ones...I love anything decorated with skates, greens and snowflakes. I love your house, it's beautiful and your kids are adorable...I will be back to read on....

  20. Hi Carey, I am a new follower to your blog, which I found through Sugar Pie Farmhouse. I am also a newbie to the blogging world(only been blogging for a few months now) and welcome you to stop by when you a free moment. http://marmmiesmammysandmore.blogspot.com. I have read through most of your posts and I am very excited to find a link for the flourless chocolate chip peanutbutter cookies, I have been looking for a recipe like this for quite sometime now. I also enjoyed looking at your decorating styles and have to say that it is very simular to mine,which is one of the reasons(besides your luv for baking) why I have decieded to join your blog. Every year I try and come up with a theme to decorate my living room and my Christmas tree with, last year I decorated it in a snow theme. Using some of the same items you used in your mantel, believe it or not. I did my tree with those sprakely pompoms, snowflakes(you used),icecicles, and sparkely branches that were cover in ice crystles, and made tiny ice skate ornaments to adorn my tree. It came out so beautiful and I recieved so many wonderful comments on it. I also loved how you did your shelf in your bedroom with the sheep theme, so cute and prim looking! I would love for you to please enter me in your contest. Your snowman would look so awesome sitting on my window sit in my livingroom and I love the idea that, I could leave him out all winter season if I happen to be the lucky winner. I have also posted on my blog for you, your giveaway. I look forward to being a follower and congrats on your 200 followers! :)

  21. I am following you now !!! I would love to win something, lol....Thank you for doing this and please sign up to follow me.

    I am also one of your Sugar Pie sisters....


  22. How cute!!! I am from SPFH and seen you were having a give-away. I LOVE snowmen :) Thanks for your generosity and congrats on your 200 followers!

  23. Hi, Carey - Congrats on 200 followers - that is wonderful! I'm one of your SPFH sisters, too - and just signed up to be a follower. I just love your style, and the cozy atmosphere of your blog - and I also collect snowmen! Looking forward to reading more!

  24. Hi Carey....I am a long time follower tried to enter the other day and it wouldn't let me....
    Congrats on your 200+ followers...I love all of your blog..
    Have a Blessed day

  25. dear sweet friend I have been a follower on your blog for along while dear Sugar Pie Sister.. I just love your blog and your home just seems so cozy.

  26. Congratulations on 200 followers!! That's amazing! Thanks for the great giveaway. What a cute snowman!! Please enter me! In everything, give thanks, GrandmaSoucie

  27. Congratulations on 200 followers!! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. I am also a follower.

  28. Congratulations on 200 followers Wow!!! Please enter me in your giveaway, I love your snowman.
    I love your decorating and your pictures of your family, family is so important to me.
    And I love gooseberry patch cookbooks and see that you do to. Have a great day! Hugs, Lecia

  29. Congrats on 200 followers! I love your
    snowman, he is just too cute. I think what
    I love most about your blog, is the different ways you decorate your fireplace mantel.
    You are so creative with it! We just cleaned out our cabinets and pantry to make room for more food....Now, if I can just keep it organized.

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen