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December 2, 2009

~Blogger Love and a Give Away~

Blogger's never cease's to amaze with their kindness and love.....Now the other day Len coming bringing in this beautiful wrapped box for me....I had not a clue who send this to me....We have a new Blogger in Blogland Pat at a Gypsy's Heart....I had tried to help her set up her blog and she was so sweet and send me a gift for helping her....is that not the sweetest..... Of course it didn't take me long to rip this pretty box to pieces...ha ha!!






Just look at this Beautiful Victorian Christmas oranment she send me.....Oh Pat I truly love this and girl you know my taste so well....




Also a tea light and some special orange scent bath salts she made...Oh I already used this and it was wonderful smelling.....Pat I can't Thank you enough for your kindness to me....But girl you didn't have to do this...as Blogger are suppose to help each other....Please go by and see Pat at her new blog you won't be disappointed....

Now I think its time to have a Christmas give away to one of my followers....


A sweet Christmas tea pot...


A roll Bread basket with 3 kitchen tea towels...



4 snow flake napkin rings.....I thought these were so cute....


And one of my Snow girl tassels I made with the goofy legs on it....


Is this not the cutest little face on her....

Now the Rules are very simple to win....If your already a follower and do a post on this I will give you 3 chances, if you become a follower and do a post I will also give you 3 chances to win....if you don't want to do a post every followers old or new will get 2 chances to win.....Now if you do a post Please let me know so I can give credit for it and put the chances in Santa's hat for the drawing....I will announce the winner on Monday December 7,.....Good luck....


Now this is Kyra with her new fang tooth ha ha!!! I just wanted to share with you how big she has gotten now...For those that don't know Kyra she is my great granddaughter...She will be one year old on the 19th and she has had 2 heart surgeries and many throat surgeries which started she was 8 hours old....My family calls her our little miracle baby...

God is indeed GREAT!!!

Thank you all for coming by and may each of you have a great day on your side of the mountain....





59 comments:

mbkatc230 said...

What a sweet give a way Gloria. I love that tassle, you are so creative! And you know I'm a follower. Now I just can't believe that little Kyra is going to be a year old. God is indeed great. I feel like that sweet child has thousands of fairy godmothers here in blogland, and I just LOVE to see new pictures of her. She is adorable. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hugs, Kathy

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I've been worried about you...it has been quiet from your side of the mountain. Kyra looks so healthy...how wonderful. That is so nice that you got a surprise in the mail! Bloggers are such a wonderful group. Love the giveaway...can't wait to see who wins this one!

Sue

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, you deserve every good thing! That was so sweet of Pat. I think she is a very special lady. And your giveaway is so sweet. I am a follower and am proud to be one!

I wanted to tell you something. Your blog is loading really slow, and I think it's the snow. BJ had this same problem, and when she removed the snow, it ended the problem. Just thought I'd let you know, precious, so that people can get on here to read your posts. No one wants to miss what you have to say.

Love you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sandra said...

Aw, Congratulations Gloria! What a pretty ornament! You deserve it. You are such a wonderful gal.
Please enter me in your giveaway. I am already a follower and love reading your posts. :) I love everything.
Go sign up for my giveaway too! :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Gloria! Oh, look at darling little Kyra! My she has grown. She is just a little miracle, isn't she?
How nice of your new bloggy friend to send you a gift and how kind of you to lend such a helping hand. I'll go and see her.
Your giveaway is so nice. YOu're just the sweetest one! Put my tiny name in the hat.
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy said...

Hi girl...How nice of you to help get a new blogger started...I'll get right over there and welcome her...Happy Christmas decorating!!! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Kammy said...

Wow, what a grand giveaway ! I am a follower, so that is why I knew sooooo fast ! That grandbaby is a sweetie pie and I hope that all these surgeries will be behind her and she gets all better !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Fairy Footprints said...

Kyra is darling what a lovely picture; such a sweet tooth.

I love all your items I would love to enter your giveaway. I will add your giveaway to my blog right now.

I love the snowman ornament it is darling, everythings amazing.

I love all the items you have recived in the mail what a fun treat.

I do follow ;0)

Have a great evening.


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xinex said...

Oh look at those cute little on precious Kyra! Nice gifts you got Gloria and even nicer gifts you are giving away and of course I am a follower...Christine

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my goodness first I must comment on sweet little Kyra!
What a precious little girl she is. I'm so happy she is doing better now. She is a blessing.

What a gorgeous gift you received from Pat! She is so kind to mail it to you.

You are having a great giveaway! You are the sweetest most generous blogger in Blogland. You host so many giveaways for us. Whoever wins this will just adore it.

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

What a sweet and generous giveaway Gloria!
But your great grandaughter is just truly the sweetest thing! What an adorable smile! Give her a big squeeze for me okay!

Hugs,
Sherri:)

9405018--Pat said...

Wow! what a great giveaway....love your sweet snow girl. Kyra is getting so big she is a doll....Pat H

Love the Decor! said...

What a wonderful giveaway That teapot is the cutest!!
I am a follower
Loved seeing that cute miracle baby!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Hi friend!WHat a great day you had opening that fun package!!

Those first little tooth pictures are always so cute!

I blogged about your giveaway but please don't enter my name- I just did a blog about all the giveaways I have won and am feeling a bit guilty with all the wins!! Thought I would give others a try!!

blessings
mary

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh Kyra is so adorable! She is growing so fast now. I will let you know if I get a post up about your give away tomorrow. Wonderful things there girl! I need to go visit Pat also. She left me a comment and I'm way behind...
Hugs,
Dawn

Dawn said...

Oops! I had two other "gypsies" comment but neither was Pat, I'll have to go introduce myself.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Gloria my Dear,
This is just super duper fabulous and wonderful! That is an awesome give away and PLEASE pick me! I love it girl and I am going to do a post about it too! That baby girl Kyra is absolutely just adorable! I get happy just looking at your header everytime I stop by for a visit! Hugs, Cindy

Sandy said...

Gloria,
Loved the picture of your Grand. I know how you feel about the miracle part. We just celebrated my first Grandson's birthday over Thanksgiving, he is eight now, he was primature and only weighed two pounds at birth. Isn't God good to use? Beautiful and well deserved goodies you got there friend. And I love that givaway you got going.
Hope to see you at Marty's cloche party. Thanks for visiting, don't be a stranger.
Sandy

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

And put me in a 3rd time because I'll do a post about this giveaway.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Put me in a 2nd time because I'm a follower!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I love the snowman with the tassels and the napkin rings! (And the teapot and the linens!)

Picket said...

Morning to you sis!!! Loved your treasures from Pat...that was so sweet of her...but then again look at you...the queen of kindness and love! Girl you have the neatest giveaways...everything is so pretty...and that pic of that little sweet dumpling!!!!! Oh my word girl that is the cutest thing with her 'fang'! lol lol She has growed so much since I last saw a pic of her...she is a little doll and such a testimony of answered prayers. Hope all is well on your side of the mountain and that your Christmas lights are shining brightly & you stand under the mistletoe often! lol lol Love you so sis! ~Picket~

Justine said...

Ooh, that was so nice of Pat to send you those goodies. And OMG, those napkin rings you're giving away are sooooooooo cute. Me loves them! And ya know, I am a follower and always will be.

Look at Kyra! I cannot believe how big she's gotten and how cute she looks with that fang tooth sticking out!!!

Justine :o )

SmilingSally said...

Congratulations, Gloria, on your lovely package. (Even the outside was lovely.)

That Kara is just beautiful, isn't she? Amazing.

Thanks for holding another generous giveaway.

onlymehere said...

I hadn't realized Kyra had pierced ears! She's absolutely adorable and that "fang" tooth makes me smile! I wish I had time to do a post on this fabulous give-away but I don't have time to even remember my own name for another 6 days! Uhhh, who am I again?! Anyway, I love the tassel you made and the napkin rings are divine! Maybe I'll be lucky and my two little chances will pay off and be chosen to win, lol! I'm already a follower, I'm sure, but I'll go double check! Have a great day from whoever I am, lol!

Picket said...

SIS!!!! It's me again! lol Girl I did send you my address that very day you ask and I have sent you e-mails and and even sent cards on computer..what has happened???? (I thought maybe you was trying to squeeze me out of your life...ohhhh sorry..don't throw stuff at me! lol)
Seriously...I don't know why you are not getting my e-mails...write me again and write out your e-mail and address in case something has went haywire with my computer...please...you know I love you girl!!!! I would never forget you....why didn't you yell at me sooner! lol lol

salmagundi said...

Look at that tooth! How cute is she? Stay warm and comfortable. It is snowy & cold in Colorado today - a good day to stay home. Sally

Heather said...

that is the sweetest picture of your grandbaby!
love that ornament you received in the mail. very pretty!
your give away looks awesome! please enter me :)

"Blossom" said...

Gloria thanks for stopping by today. I am down in my back again and I am spitting snow flakes. I can't get in to the doctor until Jan 4. WAiting for her to call now to get some medicine to work so I can at least get around. I have all my christmas up and 90 percent of the shopping done but now I am flat on my back. I have an ice pack on now. I just had to get on this morning to try and forget the pain and see what all you guys are up to. Your gift is so lovely and well deserved. Happy holidays.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sweet Gloria...

What an adorable child. She is just beautiful. And, indeed, a miracle. Bless her little heart.

I'd love to be entered into this wonderful giveaway....that little tassel is the cutest thing ever...

Huggies,
Spencer

Pat said...

My sweet friend, you deserve all good things! This little surprise wasn't much but I wanted to thank you and when I saw that pink ornament, it screamed "Gloria"! :-)

Kyra is absolutely adorable!! She looks so happy and healthy ~ indeed she is a miracle.

Your giveaway is precious and yes, I'm a follower.

It's very cold on my side of the mountain right now, a bit of snow yesterday and expecting more tomorrow. Of course, in Texas it rarely stays on the ground. Take good care!

xo

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What a wonderful gift, from Pat!

Gloria, this is a fabulous giveaway. I already am a follower.

Kyra is such a sweetheart. She looks so cute, with her new tooth!:-)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Now that was really nice of her! She sent you some awfully nice things! And..you deserve it all!

Time has certanly flown by! Kyra had just been born or shortly after I began blogging...I remember how frantic you were...

If I sent you what I owe you I would send my entire house! :) Always there, always loving, always understanding! Yep, you deserve it!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a lovely gift she sent to you...and you deserve it. You are always there for everyone, Gloria.

I would have to pack up my home and send the entire thing to you to pay you for some of the moments you been there for me! :)

Kyra looks wonderful! I remember how frantic you were when she was born. What a difference a year makes. :) I had just begun blogging when she was born!

Many hugs to you, Gloria!
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Um...did I send two comments? I thought I had lost my first one..??? Anyway...just delete this and one of the others. :) I am such a dummy!! :) I forgot yours are saved to be looked at first.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful give-a-way! I would be thrilled to win such a generous prize. Now that Kyra is just the cutest little thing! I know that you are all so blessed by every little smile -- how happy she looks to have endured so many surgeries.

See ya!

PEA said...

Bloggers have got to be the most generous and caring bunch I've ever known:-) I've been blogging for almost 4 years now and it never ceases to amaze me. I just love the goodies that Pat sent you as a thank you for helping her out.

Omigosh, look at the giveaway you are having!!! Be still my heart, everything is so gorgeous. I'm in love with the napkin rings, I've been searching for some for years and I can't find any around here at all!!! I'm a follower and I've placed your giveaway button on my sidebar:-)

Kyra is just so adorable, look at that smile with the new tooth:-) She has gone through so much already, it's no wonder you all call her the miracle baby!! xoxo

Karen said...

Very fun indeed. Surprises in the mail are wonderful - aren't they? How sweet!
And you are doing another giveaway! GIRL! Too CUTE!
Enter me up - I'd love to win!
I wish we had rain down here - supposed to be getting something on Sunday night, we'll see. YOU know how the weather man are . . .
Have a wonderful afternoon!
Karen

9405018--Pat said...

Hi Gloria, Kyra, is a doll. What a wonderful giveaway. How sweet of you to help a new blog friend...I'll go by and see her...Please put my name in the hat. I am already a follower...have a great night....Pat H

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a great giveaway! I love that cute little tassel. I'm certainly a follower, but you knew that! The teapot is just adorable too! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

Tardevil said...

Oh Gloria, I can't believe how big Kyra has gotten! She is a precious little doll and miracle. Came to enter your giveaway, since you told me too! LOL! Hope you're having a good December!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Gloria,
I'm so glad you told me about your giveaway. It really would be fun if I won yours & you won mine. But you are definitely giving away more than me. And I can't believe that you are a great grandmother. Glad to hear that you have a miracle baby.
Kim

Madeline's Album said...

Gloria, I am so glad I was able to visit you again. I was having a difficult time getting your blog to work correctly. I see others had the same trouble. Since you have taken the snow away it is working fine. Kyra is so cute. My prayers are still with her. Have a beautiful day. Madeline

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, I am very behind on blog visiting, and I had missed this post. What a generous give-away of such pretty Christmas treasures. I wanna win! Kyra is absolutely adorable! I can't believe she is old enough to have teeth! She is indeed a beautiful little miracle. laurie

Dawn said...

Hey girl, I finally got a post up about your giveaway and one other one. The kids have been driving me crazy for a few days and I haven't got much done!
Hugs,
Dawn

Dixie said...

Gloria... we are of like mind... I'm doing a 300th post giveaway too, so stop by and "enter to win!"

hey... is baby Kyra in your giveaway? 'cause if she is... she's my favorite thing... if not...then the I like the snow girl tassle is my fav... ;) but that baby Kyra is divine!

hugs. Dixie

Dixie said...

Gloria... we are of like mind... I'm doing a 300th post giveaway too, so stop by and "enter to win!"

hey... is baby Kyra in your giveaway? 'cause if she is... she's my favorite thing... if not...then the I like the snow girl tassle is my fav... ;) but that baby Kyra is divine!

hugs. Dixie

Sandy said...

That is a lovely giveaway. I'm a new follower.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a nice give-away! Please put my name in the pot! I'm a Follower!

Your great-granddarling is adorable!

Katherine

LITTLE STAR said...

Hi, New follower and I love your blog. Love how many times you say the word Happy! Wonderful & inspirational!

shellfinder said...

I am following you now and have made a post. Love the give away.Love your page, Merry Christmas.

Vicky

Carol Mae said...

What a wonderful giveaway, I would love to be entered, hugs, Carol

Mary said...

That was so sweet of Pat...what a beautiful victorian ornament...I'm sure it will look wonderful on your tree!

And that is a wonderful giveaway! I would love to enter...I love teapots!

Love your blog, Gloria! Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday!

Mary

ceekay said...

Well I thought I entered, but doesn't look like it. What a wonderful giveaway....and I love, love your coffee grinders. I have one, the box grinder style...but you know, if you EVER tire of any of them!!

Jessica said...

Yikes! Am I too late? What a wonderful give away~ good luck everyone. :)

Michelle said...

I just found your site, and became a "follower". You seem so generous with your vast knowledge and talent, a true "Titus" woman after God's own heart. Thank you!

Terry said...

Love your blog!! Would like to do one of my own but no time so I pop in here for great ideas.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Hi Gloria (G-L-O-R-I-A)
PLease neter me! I would love to win.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

BTW I am a follower!