Monday, January 25, 2010

Good Intentions and Giveaways ....

What is it that they say about good intentions again???? Well, all I know is that my heart and thoughts were in the right place but time keeps slipping away from me...I think I need more hours in a day to just blog...and then let life and everyone else just wait until I am good and ready to deal with them...do any of you ever feel like that?....please tell me I am not the only one :)

Everyone left me such wonderful Birthday wishes on not only my blog, but on Dawns and Cynthia K's and I can honestly tell you that although I was missing my mr wonderful on my special day....you all made it so special for me with all your beautiful and wonderful wishes that not only was my birthday special...but even with all the crappy weather and bad thunder storms we had and having to be out driving in them each day for most of the mornings and afternoons, I can honestly tell you that even with all this and my wet frizzy hair and soggy clothes... because of all of you... my spirits were up all week...I Thank you again :) My intentions were to visit each one of you that left me such wonderful birthday wishes and personally thank you...well as hard as I have tried to... I have only made it to a handful of you :( With mr wonderful back in town late Friday afternoon, trying to spend time together as a family, running errands and preparing for the new week, we have been so busy...his duffle bag filled with his clothes sits at the base of the stairs still unpacked and dirty clothes unwashed...but on a good note we got to spend family time together, visited my dad with flowers and spent some time with my mama...a new week is here and it starts all over again...To be honest we haven't even gotten a chance to celebrate with one of my wonderderful giftcards I got for Christmas...hmmm Chilis and OutBack sure sound yummy about now :) Then to help matters...today we are supposed to have a new storm come in, I am hoping that I can remain online this time (no lightening) and visit as many of you as I can and thank you for your kindness and just see what all of you are up to in your own busy lives and see what beauties some of you are creating...I miss that...my time...where did it go?? If you find it...please let it know I am desperately searching for it :)

So please know that while my heart is in the right place....time isn't co-operating with my plans at this moment :) But I am trying....

In the meantime, I have some Giveaway love to share with you...

1st...The lovely Spencer of Bellamere Cottage is having a giveaway to celebrate her 1 year blogaversary!! She is such a sweet lady with a big heart and a beautiful blog, please visit her for a chance to enter her giveaway and stay to enjoy her wonderful blog...Ends Saturday Jan. 30th at 6pm her time....Good Luck to you all !!!

Click here to leave a comment for a chance to win :)


2nd... Jill of Gypsy brocante is giving away one of her beautiful silver necklace creations for Silver Saturday. After you enter to win, stay and visit her beautiful blog, she creates some beautiful pieces, and has 2 wonderful online stores that you can find on her blog, while your there see the pictures of her beautiful studio...it always makes my heart stop and then I start to drool :) Winner will be announced on her next Silver Sunday Post...Good Luck to everyone!!

Click here to leave a comment for a chance to win!



I am hoping that life slows down a bit in the next few days so that I can visit as many of you as I can. I really miss this huge part of me time & as I find out about more giveaways and news I will let you all know....cause well...your my peeps and I got your back like that :)

I don't know if you all have heard of the Artist Class or not, I signed up for them through Dawn of The Feathered Nest, The Artist Class button is towards the top of her blog in a beautiful black & white button, but I am sure you can sign up through some of the other instructors, I believe they have the Artist Class Button and info on their own blogs too, I just don't have that info at the moment. I can't wait for them to start...I am really excited and a lil scared about trying something new and creative...but my promise to myself for the New Year was to listen to my creative heart and not let fear keep me from trying new and wonderful artistic things and techniques....With these Artists Classes, I hope to, as my favorite saying goes..."I hope to close my eyes and just leap"...I hope many of you will leap with me, if you can. Then again...many of you are so talented and already know how to do many of these things :) Lucky ducks....well daggum it...I wanna be a lucky duck too lol....

Now... I don't know if you noticed or not but.....I am Celebrating myself....I have reached that wonderful milestone of 100 Followers!! Thank you La Plaza for becoming my 100th Follower! (gracias y muchos besos) I know...I can't believe it myself...I am overwhelmed by everyones kindness and you know like I said before, one of the neatest things about having someone become a follower of my blog is that when I go to visit them and thank them, I end up finding a beautiful new blog to not only visit and dream but to become a follower of their blog myself :) So as a thank you...I am going to have my own Giveback very soon! (like in a few days) I am getting some things together for it now, I will let you know more info on my next post! Please be patient with me :) Thank you everyone for being so generous with your time and visiting my lil blog, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do when I visit your own wonderful & beautiful blogs!

Until next time dear friends,

Besos,

Rose~

38 comments:

The French Bear said...

Rose, Rose, you are a such a sweet person!!! I laugh when I read your posts, cause I am hearing your voice talking as fast as you write!!!
I love hearing everything, I know that I need a full cup of coffee to read them, I love how long they are, and how much information you give in each one. You are very dear to me, don't change a thing, relax, good intentions are just that, we mean to do things but life gets in the way!!!
We all have that happen to us!!!
Thanks for always sharing something about another blogger and the great giveaways.
Hugs,
Margaret B

Diva Kreszl said...

you are such a sweet soul! I do indeed understand, there are never enough hours in the day and I do like to spend time visiting all of my blog friends. If I could just figure out a way to go without sleep I might just have plenty of time to do everything I want to do!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sweet Rose...

Thank you so much for posting about my lil' giveaway on your bloggie...... How lovely of you....and yep, it worked perfectly!

Wow! 100 followers! Good for you. I swear, I've had more fun blogging than I have in years. I've made so many wonderful friends from all over the world. Certainly from places where it would be unlikely that I'd ever run into them "in read life"... :-)

Glad you got to enjoy some family time. It throws everything out of whack when someone is missing, doesn't it? So happy your Mr. is home again.

I'm going to zip right over and find out about those artist's classes....

Warm hugs dear one.......
Spencer

paperbird said...

You are a sweetheart Rose. Thank you for your sweet email to me and your comment you left on my blog. Family time is so import so you never ever have to apologize for that. I do miss it when I don't have time to visit all the sweet ladies in blogland so I know how you feel- if only we had more hours in the day? I hope you had a beautiful birthday and I am wishing you days of sunshine- but think how beautiful green everything will be after all the rain. I am sending you something lovely soon :)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi, dear Rose, Don't worry! I'm sure most of us know how it is when time flies by much to fast and you don't get all the things done you had on your agenda.
The artist class sounds exciting but I have so many projects in mind I would like to do, that I can't add any more. I'm looking forward to seeing what you will create though :-).
Have a wonderful day and I keep my fingers cross that you won't have such a bad storm again!

xoxo,
Julia

cityfarmer said...

I've been digging deeper and deeper into friends sidebars ...it's AMAZING ... beyond amazing

Myrna said...

Hi Rose! I just discovered this giveaway today and on a whim, joined in!! You still have time to enter if you'd like..I think until Feb 8!
You are entered in my giveaway, sweet friend!
Blessings!
Myrna

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I'm so happy that you visited my blog and left bread crumbs for me to find my way here!

And, now I can post comments. Hurrah!

Love your blog - and your kids are ADORABLE!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rose,

I can hear what you are saying, sometimes it is a full time job, just trying to catch up with friends on their blogs.
Time does go quickly and I can't believe we are a long way through Jan. eek.
Congratulations, dear friend on 100 followers! woohoo!
Good luck with the class and look forward to seeing your lovely creations.

Have a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Fete et Fleur said...

Yea! to your 100!! I hope you show some of the projects from your classes.

Hugs!
Nancy

PS I would love to go shopping with you someday. It would be a blast!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Hi sweet girl,
I swear Rose, you are the only one in blogland stressing because you havent written thank you notes for the birthday comments! We all understand, & one day you'll do something equally wonderful to some blue blogger & she will be lifted to a happier place. That's how it works. Lisa

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Me again, forgot to say you are going to LOVE artist class. I took the last one & got a lot out of it. Can't wait to see your creations. Lisa

Rebecca said...

HI Rose
I am so sorry Rose but I think your package is lost! You should have received it by now. I didn't insure them so I have no way of tracking them. I sent out 5 at once priority mail and I haven't heard from 3 of the people. I sent yours the same time I sent Kathleens... and she has had hers over a week now. I am so sorry.
Let's wait another week if you do not get it - I will send another one.
Blessing to you!

Kimberly said...

Hi Rose, Stop over and see my blog today. I mentioned you!
I do still have kits for the crown available if you are interested. They are 14. dollars.
I think you should come to Glitterfest. I would love to meet you and I know you would have so much fun. Consider it!
Love your blog and love reading about your life and views.
Kim

Ana said...

Hola Chiquita,
Please don't overwhelm yourself...I know life is life and stuff comes up...Just enjoy it and take it one step at a time... You know we'll be here. Congratulations on your 100th follower. Sweet!

Besitos,
♥Ana

Rebecca said...

Hey Rose...I looked up the date I started on blogger and it was June 18,'09...so I think you have me beat!
So nice to talk to you today!
Blessings

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Rose! You are so kind and sweet; I totally understand about the good intentions! I had my first give-away and the poor woman that won still hasn't received the gift because I haven't mailed it yet! And, yesterday, I stayed home from worked. I practically blogged all day long! But normally, I wouldn't have the time for that, so don't feel bad! Thank you for kindly asking about my thesis defense; it is actually today because last week, I made an error...I went to the appointment, but it was the wrong date!!!! So, I need to go through the anxiety again today. But thank to kind thoughts and prayers, I will make it through the tension. Thank you dearest for visiting me!!!! Bisous! Anita

The Victorian Parlor said...

Congrats on your 100th follower! I agree with what you said about wanting more time for blogging. Sometimes I do kinda let things like cleaning go by the wayside just so I can spend time in blogland visiting friends:). There are so many wonderful bloggers out there and I am getting quite a long list that I love to visit-we may need to petition for an extra day to be added to the week just for blogging:).

Blessings,

Kim

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

Rose, you are one of the absolute sweetest people in blogland. :-)

I think we all try to get back around to give thanks to all who visit us, and you shouldn't beat yourself up if your real life takes precedence. It should!

You are a beautiful soul, and your thanks here speaks volumes!

Love,
Anne

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Of course dear friend...I am so proud of your having reached the 100th follower....I am still working toward that number.

Rose, please send me an email at my VICTORIANROSE addy...because I have been getting ALL the emails I send you....back again.
Is your mailbox bouncing by chance ?

With much love,

Rose (VictorianRose)
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your such a doll Rose...congrats on 100 followers!

Petit Coterie said...

Rose, I am so glad that you stopped by my blog just to say hello. This is what I love about blogging, it gives us an opportunity to meet so many new friends.

xx, Michelle

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Rosa my dearest! Thank you for coming by with your sweet congratulations! How this means so much to me to have such dear friends how care! I only have one assignment to work on this weekend for my last class and then I AM DONE COMPLETELY!!!! Merci ma chère, Anita

Stella said...

Thank you taking time to come by and visit me. I know time is precious so it was twice as nice. Congrats on your 100th follower. Blessings, Stella

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Rose sweetie...
I so love to come and visit and see what you are up to. I am so thrilled that you stopped by and my hands post touched your heart. My sweet Grandma has been gone from my life now for 33 years, and I can still pull that memory book from the shelf and see her turn my hands in hers and look at my hands. I have her hands, Moma's hands and my daughter has mine too. It is so beautiful to know that I am one in the same.

You sweet Grandma lives inside of you too. You pull from those memories and visit her anytime you need to. That is what is wonderful about our memories. I have so many books that I pull in a weeks time.

I remind my brother and sister every time we have gotten together, memories that they had forgotten. They keep asking me to write them down. I don't need to, I tell them, they are in my memory books I pull from every day, several times a day.

Have a beautiful Friday sweetie. I am so glad that I touched your heart. You are truly BEAUTIFUL.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Kelly Berkey said...

Bella Rose, I'm so sorry I missed your beautiful birthday. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes you left me! I was working 12 hour days over your birthday and didn't have time to connect to the blog world. Just know I'm thinking of you and glad our birthdays are so close!
I just made my first vlog and might try to do a soldering mini movie. I'll let you know if I get one done so you can watch it!!

Hope you are finding the time to do everything you wish, I am so behind on life I feel as if I will never catch up!
Hugs to you my friend!
Kelly

Queenie said...

Hey Rose,
I was over at Cynthia's and saw that you had a Birthday recently, what a fun party over there...I haven't had chance to visit around blogland like I'd like to, (I think you know how it is....time seems to slip away and fast...so many things we want to do and not enough hours in a day), but I wanted to come by and wish you a Belated Happy Birtday Wish! Hope your special day was extra sweet!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

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Karen Valentine said...

Hi Rose! Thanks so much for coming over and entering my giveaway! You always leave the sweetest comments for me. Oh and by the way... Happy Birthday!
Karen
My Desert Cottage

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Rose! It sure is hard to find a balance sometimes but everyone understands that. You should see my house! A mess -- and yet, I go home and blog. Ha! I'm addicted and am trying to find the time to clean (not) craft (sometimes) and blog (all the time). Wishing you all the best as you try new things and find that balance you are looking for. Blessings, Tammy

chicroses said...

Happy Birthday Rose!!!!Sorry I missed it. You dont have to comment back..I see you have to many now and I havent done a new post anyway for you to see.Your last comment to me was so lovely and thoughtful. I will keep checking in..hope the storm wasnt to bad. hugs Sally

Kolleen said...

sending you lots and lots of love!!!!

hope all is well in your sweet little corner of the world!

xxooo
k

www.heartwingsisters.blogspot.com

kanishk said...

.I looked up the date I started on blogger and it was June 18,'09...so I think you have me beat!

Work from home India

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Congratulations on 100 and on your birthday! Don't you just love getting restaurant gift cards as a present?

Tracey said...

Sweetest Rose, I just read your comment on my blog and I'm so sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well...I am so wishing you are doing better...blah with the Winter colds already, I'm ready for Spring!!!

Congrats on your 100++ followers - yeah!!! But I'm not surprised :)

Blessings and hugs ~

:) T

Wish on a Whisker said...

Rose~ Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave such a sweet comment! Wishing you a lovely week. ~Mandy

Rebecca said...

Hi Rose
I hope you're feeling better!
Just stopped by to say thank you, I was late posting for WW...went to the shop early today and got my windows done, yay!
Blessings,

PS Jesse James only looks like a little angel :)