Sunday, July 12, 2009

Celebrating With Lavender Giveaway

Wow! It's my one year blog anniversary! Come on and celebrate with me....while browsing through one of the most glorious web-sites. Experience the beauty of lavender for yourself. Here you will find the listings of Oregon Lavender Destinations. You will be able visit one or two or all of the lavender farms in Oregon.

Because I savor the magical scent of lavender, I would like to have a "Lavender-Themed" Giveaway. I have been busily attending to my crop of lilac, purple, and fuscia toned items for weeks and would like to share some of this magic with you!!

Let's begin our journey by walking through the fields of Cottage Farm Villa. Her blog is absolutely a heavenly place. You will lose yourself in it's beauty!

Walking the paths of cool is this?

Or just smelling the hypnotic scent.....can you imagine?

Thank you so very much for encouraging me this past year to continue posting and not quitting. Your heartfelt and lovely comments are what makes all the work preparing for a post worthwhile. As a small token of my appreciation I am giving away a little of myself and a few items that all make me melt in the scent of lavender. I have had just a glorious time learning how to actually start a blog, to post, to take better photos, and to really share my creative journey with everyone.

If it wasn't for the encouragement of Debra Abel and Terri Gauthier, I probably would never have experienced all of this blogging craziness. I have loved meeting y'all, seeing your amazing artwork, and really getting to know how you think about your artwork and your families. I love seeing your homes, and where you play!

I am so proud of myself to be able to say I "made it" to one year. Thank you everyone for stopping by so many times, even though I may not have acknowledged your visit.

I just love doing this! Thanks, Deb and Terri for introducing me to the blogging world.

And now for my humble offerings, I present.....


Lavender growing kit, two lilac dishcloths, my "Secret Garden" journal, lavender-wisteria soap, 2 spools of lavender ribbon and one lime green Nouveau ribbon.


My "Marie Antoinette" journal, two white dishcloths with lilac stripe, lavender-wisteria soap.


Dream journal, Beauty shopping list pad, Dream note cards, miniature Marie Antoinette purse-sized journal, fuscia dishcloths, lavender-wisteria soap, one lime green Nouveau ribbon, and one lilac with green polka dot ribbon.

Please leave a comment on this post by Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Midnight. I will announce the winner on Monday, July 27th. Remember to leave a way for me to contact you.

And, now it's time for me to head for home to watch a wonderful film, with the scent of lavender on my clothes. I love sinking into the couch, and drifting off into the world of the sisterhood of women.

Enjoy your day visiting my dream of lavender fields!



martha brown said...

Oh, I need to see this film! I LOVE lavender -- what a perfect giveaway :)


congrats on your 1 year anniversary of blogging. I am so glad you stayed with it, as I love to check your postings out often and also leave a "hello" comment to you. YOUR give-aways are fabulous and I think you are a most generous lady. I love my knitted dish cloth, I never have had or used one before and they surprised me how well they work, thank you again for it and the lovely PINK bag :)
I hope the weather is behaving for you there and I wish you 100 more years of happy, creative blogging!

Debra said...

Congratulations Nancy! What lovely packages these would make for your shop! For not though I would consider myself very fortunate to win any of these lovely things.

Thank you for the chance!

Janine said...

Ahh lavender!
Please sign me in for that wondeful and greatful giveaway.
By the way, after seeing this trailer I have to get that film!
All the best

Natasha Burns said...

Congratulations on a year blogging! What absolutely stunning lavender photos you have! I love visiting the lavender farm about 90 mins from Melbourne (Australia). There's something so peaceful and calming about lavender. You've put me in the mood to go burn some lavender oil now, bliss!

Nancy said...

Nancy: Congratulations on your one year anniversary. i just love reading your blog. Next time I am in Oregon visiting my OR daughter and family I'll have to see if we are close to the lavender farm. The pictures of the lavender fields are stunning. Your giveaway is beautiful!

Therese said...

oooooooooooh, count me in.......Happy one year anniversary, i was glad to see this before i hauled in the computer in to be fixed.......Congrats again nancy, i have really enjoyed your wonderful journey with all the wonderful things you do on always go above and beyond and you should be the one to get the and hugs therese

Robin said...

Oh the soothing scent of lavender! Happy Blogaversary! Thanks for the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway.

Terri said...

I still want to visit the lavander place you know of here in MI.
I want to see that movie!! I love the whole post and your giveaways are esquisite...did I spell that right..oh well...Congratulaions on your 1st year Anniversary. Deb is quite the motivater and I really have enjoyed my blogging experience as well. Happy to help with any little bit of info that I learned. I think you are leaps and bounds ahead of me now. And that's a good thing. So now I can ask you for tips and tricks. :)

Viola said...

These photos are absolutely wonderful!Your giveaway too! :o)

Jamie said...

Happy Blogiversary Nancy!!!!! What wonderful and generous gifts you have posted. Congratulations and here's to many more years to come:) Love, Jamie

Rein said...

What a wonderful give away!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Nancy! I'm so happy to add you to the guest list. Your work is really great. We have very similar styles. Have you been over to my art blog Valentine Studio? There are lot's of great links to other great artists. Check it out if you want to! I can't wait to see your studio. See you in just over a week!

My Desert Cottage
Valentine Studio

Her Art Nest said...

I will be out of town visiting my Mom for the next four or five days. So, I have decided to extend my giveaway. I will be announcing the winners on July 24th instead, and lengthening the deadline (see post). This way, I won't have to worry.....have a wonderful weekend and "see you" when I get back with photos from Lake Superior! ~Nancy

Karen Valentine said...

Hello my bloggy friend! WooHoo!!! Party day is just a week away! I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone's creative spaces. I have a request... I thought it would be easier for everyone to leave comments if we all turned off comment moderation and word verification during the day (or maybe week) of the party. To do that, go to customize, settings, comments...then scroll down to turn off comment moderation and word verification.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous week. See you next Friday!!

My Desert Cottage

kat said...

What an awesome giveaway! =)

And congrats!

And oh. I love lavender. so really, I am pining and crossing my fingers

katch05 at gmail dot com

icandy... said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I can only imagine the fragrance among those fields of beauty!!

Happy Saturday!
Christina :)

Dawn said...

I love visiting your is like a respite at the end of a weary day...I love lavender, I love pretty things, I love the beautiful music...thank you for letting me "lie" among your meadows of if only I were actually there....
gratefully yours,

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my so glad that I found your world.
Congratulations on your first year of blogging. From what I see you have many many years ahead of you. Your work is exquisite. Lavender has such a beautiful fragrance, is my favorite color and looks so pretty!! How could you not love it.
Thanks so much for your generous giveaway!!
Have a great time away and I will be back to visit often!
Hugs, Nerina :)

marilyn said...

Your blog is so lovely! Thanks for sharing so generously. And congratulations on your 1-year anniversary.
Warm regards,

purplepaint said...

Happy late Blogversary!!! Wouldn't that be so awesome to be able to walk through fields of lavender like that? What a fabulous smell! :D