This giveaway is now closed.
Today marks the anniversary of my first blog post. It is hard for me to believe. It has been an amazing ride and I have met some fantastic people, from all corners of the world, along the way. I learn something new daily… and they say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. I beg to differ.
I'm fairly certain I chose baby names, when I was expecting Jordan, easier than I chose the name of my blog. As part of the process, I needed to determine the subject matter and ambiance I wanted to convey.
Aside from being a fairly decent cook, no one in the family is starving, I have no expertise worthy of devoting an entire blog. Although I have strong political views, this blog will never be used as a political platform and I rather doubt I’d have many visitors if I wrote about paralegal studies or workers’ compensation premiums.
Finally, I decided there were plenty of how-to blogs with far more creative and talented writers. What I do best is laugh at myself. Although I am not an expert in any one area, I am interested in experiencing new opportunities, stretching my wings, and learning.
So the business plan, so to speak, was to write about a wide variety of topics, to keep the ambiance light and cheerful, and to admit my shortcomings (which incidentally gives me plenty of material about which to write). After playing with the dictionary and thesaurus for a while, A Musing Potpourri was christened.
Life can be a struggle at times and boring at other times. A Musing Porpourri is meant to be a fun, carefree oasis where you can relax for a few moments during your day. I hope when you visit you always feel welcome and comfortable. From time-to-time I hope I make you laugh and I guarantee there will be visits that make you scratch your head and think, What was La thinking?!
Thank you all for your encouragement, your generosity, and most of all for your friendship. You all mean the world to me.
Now, let’s have a giveaway! Woo-hoo!
What should I give away? I’ve been thinking about this giveaway for quite some time. I decided I wanted to make the giveaway a representation of the past year’s posts, and of A Musing Potpourri’s readers. For the…
|Foodies: Bake Potato Bag|
|Tablescapers: Placemat and Napkin Set|
|DIYers: Gorilla Glue and Painters Tape|
|Crafters and Artists: Assorted Embellishments|
|Photographers: Photography the Art of Composition|
|Tea Lovers: Teatime Treats, Tea, Chocorooms, and Tea Towel|
|Gardeners: Herb Picks|
|Thrifters: Blogging Tote|
As always, there will be a surprise or
two thrown in because I love surprises!
Here’s how to win…
PLEASE LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!
You do not have to be a blogger to win.
If you do not have a blog please provide a way
for me to contact you when you win.
This giveaway is open to all
This giveaway is open to all
1. Leave a comment.
2. Become a follower of A Musing Potpourri.
3. Post my giveaway on your blog (if you have one).If you are having trouble following, you may click on "Follow" on the title bar at the top of the page. Thanks.
4. Like A Musing Potpourri on Facebook and leave a message.
5. Get a bonus entry for completing all four listed above. (Leave me a message stating “I did all 4!”)
Good luck and I look forward to the next 12 months.
Winner will be announced on July 6
Make it a Great Day!
I'd love to win those herb pics!ReplyDelete
........and I'm already a follower!ReplyDelete
Congratulation to your Blog anniverdary. I always love to visit you. I wish you lots of fun with your blog. Blogging is so nice, because one can meet people whenever one need. Thank you for offering the nice international give away and sure I would love to win.
Best greetings, Johanna
That's me again. Just to say, I am a follower since long.ReplyDelete
Best greetings, Johanna
Morning La, I have been a follower for quite a while. I didn't know you were on facebook so I will try and become a friend on that too. Good luck to whoever wins your very generous giveaway. Love Jackie in Surrey UK.xReplyDelete
Congratulation to your Blog anniversary dear LaReplyDelete
already follower of A Musing PotpourriReplyDelete
mihaela.mihordea at gmail dot com
Post your giveaway on my blogReplyDelete
Like A Musing Potpourri on Facebook and leave a message on your wall.ReplyDelete
FB: mihaela pojogu
I did all 4!ReplyDelete
thank you :)
mihaela.mihordea at gmail dot com
Please count me in for the giveaway. I love the herb stakes.ReplyDelete
I just became a follower of your delightful blog.ReplyDelete
Woo Hoo! Congrats on one fun year La, keep the posts coming! Thanks for the great give-away:@)ReplyDelete
Hi La, What a fabulous giveaway this is! So many cool items, and very well thought out, La. I would love to win and my favorites are the tea items and tablescape items.ReplyDelete
Happy one year! Flys by fast doesn't it. Come on lucky number 15!ReplyDelete
Or 16, I have followed you for most of the year!ReplyDelete
Hi La, I wanted to let you know that it appears your follower list has disappeared, including the icon for people to sign up to follow. You may want to check into this through blogger help forum. I will check back later to sign up to follow your fun blog!ReplyDelete
well 2 out of 4 ain't bad LOLReplyDelete
What a great giveaway. You have thought of something for everyone. A real potpourri! FYI - I can see your follower thingie. I think it depends on what browser people have - I have Chrome, but when I had IE 7 I couldn't see anyone's followers.ReplyDelete
And I am a faithful and loyal follower!ReplyDelete
Hello La! Happy 1st Blogaversary. It is great getting to know you through Blogland. This is such a thoughtful and very generous giveaway. I'd love the photography book and tea time treats. I am a follower and posted about your giveaway in a post I did on 6/20. I am off to FB now. xo,ReplyDelete
Yeah La......it is finally here. What a great bunch of goodies. I like how you covered all your "likes". Please enter my name.ReplyDelete
Me again. Of course I follow you.ReplyDelete
Hi again, I just commented on your FB page. xo,ReplyDelete
Hello and congrats on your one year, Blogging is so much fun I am glad I found it!!ReplyDelete
Please enter me in the giveaway
I am also a follower of your sweet blogReplyDelete
G'morn sweet friend ~ What a lovely giveaway. You are wonderful & have so enjoyed you.ReplyDelete
Follower for sure
TTFN ~ Marydon
Have so enjoyed meeting you, LA. Blogging is one fabulous world of sistah's & love & great new findings about life & living. Congrats on your anniversary.ReplyDelete
TTFN ~ Marydon
congrats and what a neat giveaway!!ReplyDelete
already a follower..ReplyDelete
I would love to win your giveaway.ReplyDelete
I follow your post.ReplyDelete
Hello, La. Found your my way to your place through my friend, Cindy Adkins. Congratulations on your blogaversary. I celebrated mine in February. I've learned that we are always changing so much that one title could never cut it, but yours pretty much covers a lot. I too am best at laughing at myself, so much so that I break into laughter when I fall or stumble on something. Yeah, I know. :O)ReplyDelete
Love your giveaways, esp. those embellishments. Do count me in.
Clicked on your follow and added you to my sidebar blogroll looking forward to more visits.ReplyDelete
Liked your page on facebook. Hope you visit mine too. One Heart at HomeReplyDelete
La Baby- What a fun assortment of goodies for your give-away. Hope I get lucky! See ya soon, toots, Good food ,good shopping, good friends.ReplyDelete
Of course, I follow!ReplyDelete
Off to announce your giveaway on my blog.ReplyDelete
Woo-hoo!!! I completed all four steps.ReplyDelete
Left you a message and a like on FB. :-)ReplyDelete
You're on my blog! :-)ReplyDelete
I'll take that bonus entry!!! :-)ReplyDelete
Woo Hoo....what a FABULOUS and FUN giveaway. AMAZING.ReplyDelete
OK...I am a very happy follower..:)
love and kisses, bj
Taking your button to my sidebar right now..ReplyDelete
I can't find your facebook link here on your blog...how do i find you?ReplyDelete
What a gret giveaway and HAPPY BLOG aversaryReplyDelete
La, this is a pretty amazing give-a-way, with a little something for everyone. I can't get a point for everything because I don't want to blog about it because too many people will find out about it that way....LOL...just kiddin. Seriously, this is such a gracious give-away and please enter me. xo LynnReplyDelete
I'm a follower...and proud of it!!!ReplyDelete
I liked you a whole bunch of facebook! :)ReplyDelete
hi La, I can see that you have taken to blogging very naturally and we are all very happy to have you! Thank you for offering this most incredible giveaway to celebrate! LindaReplyDelete
I am a happy follower! L.ReplyDelete
I put your blogaversary button on my sidebar! L.ReplyDelete
I also figured out how to like you on facebook and left you a comment there too! L.ReplyDelete
And for my bonus entry--ta da--I did all four things! :) LindaReplyDelete
What a generous, and thoughtful, giveaway, La! So sweet of you. Please count me in.ReplyDelete
I am a blog follower as well. I enjoyed reading this post!ReplyDelete
Blogging world opened many new doors for me. I am sure it has for you as well. Some lucky person will be very pleased with your giveaway.ReplyDelete
What a great post and congrats on your blogiversary. I thought I was already a follower but I'm sorry I wasn't. Fixed that though and now a follower, number 350! do I get a prize for being the 350th follower? What a great group of giveaways you have!
Hi La, Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know about your Giveaway ~ Congratulations on your 1 year blogiversary!! Whoot! Whoot! I would LOVE to enter for a chance to win :)ReplyDelete
Warmest hugs, Brenda
And I've signed on to be a follower....can't believe I hadn't done so before! Shame on me, lol :)ReplyDelete
Okey Dokey, got your button on my sidebar, and linked right back to here :)ReplyDelete
I liked you on facebook and left a comment!
I am now a follower!
Looks like you have probably put together quite the bag of goodies! Thanks for the chance to win it.
Congrats on your anniversary. I just can't believe how many great friends that we've all met through blogging. It's amazing.ReplyDelete
I am looking forward to year two with you.
I am already a follower. : )
Your button is now on my blog!
Hugs, Cindy from cstower.blogspot.com
I have done all four things, so I guess I get an extra point here!
Thanks so much, you are a sweetheart!
Hooray for your anniversary!ReplyDelete
I am a follower...ReplyDelete
I joined fb ! and now can follow there as well!ReplyDelete
Count me in sista!~ Yes you do make me smile when I come over, hence that is what I love about blogging, fun upbeat positive people. I won't bother reading anything but!!~ReplyDelete
Thanks for the reminder...I would hate to miss a chance at this wonderful giveaway. I'm so glad to have found you in the land of blog...congrats on your first year. I hope we share this journey for many more to come!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your 1st year blogging anniversary! Love your blog, and hope to win that fantastic giveaway!ReplyDelete
I am a follower on Facebook as lakecorv aka kathy.bruner.ReplyDelete
I "liked" you on Facebook!ReplyDelete
I left a comment on Facebook. I follow you as lakecorv aka kathy.bruner.ReplyDelete
Hi La! Your growing better than you give yourself credit for! The garden markers are adorable!You are sooo generous! I enjoy your blog.Happy bloggerversary!I liked your fb!ReplyDelete
Hi La! I love the patriotic tablescape.and...liked you..and posted you on my FB and...will tweet you in am on my twitter! someone so generous deserves the attention. huggs, sunny (dianna)ReplyDelete
This is a great giveaway!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower!ReplyDelete
Hi! Not Only did I do all 4 sweetie, but your generous spirit demands more exposure. I posted to my FB and Twitter accnts. Congrats and Happy Anniversary.ReplyDelete
Hi . I just previewed the tea time trets, also a great giveaway.ReplyDelete
Congrats on your anniversary! I'm right with ya girl. I too feel that blogging about whatever pops into my head and laughing at myself is what fits me best. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. I'm a follower.
GREAT GOODNESS!!!!! What a fabulous giveaway,I want all these fantastic treasures!ReplyDelete
I'm a happy follower!
I just "liked" on FACEBOOK too!ReplyDelete
Hey!...yippee I just put your giveaway on my sidebar!ReplyDelete
And since we are allowed 4 entry's, this is #4 cause I been a follower and I love your blog!tehehehe!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on a year of blogging!ReplyDelete
Happy bloganniversary La! I began my blog almost 5 years ago and gave no thought to my blog name or I never would have picked what I did..lol..it is impossible to remember and no one knows I live in NYC from it. I never thought anyone would be reading my blog beside ma and my family and then the whole blogging world began to take off and I've met so many wonderful bloggers like you since then! It's a lot of fun, isn't it?ReplyDelete
Fantastic give away! Someone is going to be very lucky!
I am a follower of your blogReplyDelete
I am your fan on facebook -- my name initials are POBReplyDelete
Greetings from down the street in Columbus, OH! I just found you through DebbieDoo's blog and I really like your site! :) I'm your newest follower!ReplyDelete
I'm a new follower!ReplyDelete
Hi La! Everything is soo adorable~ It would be hard for me to choose~ Congrats on your blog and I'll post your giveaway tonight!ReplyDelete
Hi La! What a fun giveaway! Congratulations on 1 year of blogging!ReplyDelete
Lori : )
Thrifty Decor Mom
I'm already a follower of your blog.ReplyDelete
Lori : )
Thrifty Decor Mom
wow...how generous! Throw my name in the hat, please (and then pick it out!!)ReplyDelete
oh, and of course I followReplyDelete
Holy Cow - what a wonderful give away party you are having here! Look at all the comments!! Congrats on your anniversary for your blog - you are off to a fabulous start on your next year of blogging!ReplyDelete
Hi La, what a fun give away! Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I always enjoy visiting your blog!ReplyDelete
I am already a follower.ReplyDelete
That looks like a lovely bunch of items. Great job. I'm not sure if you meant to enter each category.ReplyDelete
I've been a long time follower too.ReplyDelete
Hello lovely La. What a fabby giveaway, you are so generous!ReplyDelete
I love the tea prize (being British I get through gallons of the stuff!!)and the herb name tags would look great nestled between herb leaves.
I'm going to now attempt to add your giveaway button to The Pea Pod and then it's off to facebook...happy anniversary my lovely and here's to many, many more xxx
Hello it's me again...I'm having trouble adding your button to my blog so I've added you blog to my 'blogs I like list' instead xReplyDelete
La, I am a follower!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on a year of blogging, La! You've put together such a generous assortment of delightful goodies. Whoever wins it will be lucky indeed.ReplyDelete
Oh, and I'm a follower!ReplyDelete
Take care and Happy 4th of July!
Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! Wishing you many more posts to come!ReplyDelete
Holy moly! What a great giveaway for your Blogiversary. I want to be counted!ReplyDelete
I'm a friend and follower! Congrats on your Bloiversary!ReplyDelete
You are on my sidebar!!ReplyDelete
I'm a Facebook nerd! But, I liked you!ReplyDelete
I did all four! Yea!ReplyDelete
What a nice giveaway! You didn't leave anyone out. Thanks for telling me to come over!
I have been a happy follower for awhile.ReplyDelete
I put a button in my sidebar about your giveaway.ReplyDelete
I left you a message on Facebook and I liked your 4th message. I didn't see a like button for the whole page.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I did all 4!ReplyDelete
Have a great 4th!
Congrats on your blog anniversary. I wish you many more fun times of blogging and friendships.
Love your giveaway. What a generous group of treasures.
Thank you for stopping by for tea.
Hugs, Celestina Marie
Yes, I am a follower too!
XOXO Celestina Marie
Hi again La,ReplyDelete
Your button is on my sidebar linked to this post. Have fun and a great week!
Hugs, Celestina Marie
Congratulations on the anniversary! Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary LAReplyDelete
I'd be happy with the tea time or crafting!!!
yes I am a follower!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your bloggiversary! What a trove of treasures to giveaway in celebration :)ReplyDelete
Please throw my name in the hat for the drawing too...
I'm following your blog too :)ReplyDelete
I love these giveaways!! Thanks for kindly asking me to join.ReplyDelete
I am a follower, have been since I found you bloghopping and saw your Ice Cream Day Social...for which I am more than ready!ReplyDelete
I've posted your giveaway on my sidebarReplyDelete
I like you on Facebook!ReplyDelete
I did all four!!!ReplyDelete
I wanna win!!ReplyDelete
I just became a follower!ReplyDelete
I just posted your giveaway on my blog - www.kirkwoodcottage.blogspot.comReplyDelete