Friday, March 26, 2010

with gratitude

Pia wants you to win this!

When I first started my blog it was because I wanted a place to write about my Etsy shop, sewing adventures, fabric obsessions and other crafty things. But alas, I got too busy to keep up with the sewing demands my Etsy shop required and had to take time off from my shop. Surprisingly, I kept up with my blog. I think it was mainly because of my hubby. My hubby would often tell me, "I liked your blog post today.." or he would say "I think you should write about this tomorrow..." (see he IS my biggest fan!)

And then eventually my blog evolved to become a place to record everyday moments of happiness that would otherwise go unnoticed in my day to day life.

Unexpectedly, others became interested in my little blog and what I wrote about. Even more unexpectedly, I made friends.

Thank you for sharing your life with me, thank you for allowing me to share my life with you.

So, with utmost gratitude I say "thank you".




In appreciation, two lucky bloggy friends will each receive this ruffled necklace I made. And because so many of you take the time to not only read my little blog but take the time to leave comments, the first ten people to leave a comment on this post will each receive a pretty mum hair pin (also made by me).







To enter:

1. You must be a follower (if you aren't a follower already, just click "follow" on the left side of my blog)

2. Leave a comment telling me what you are thankful for (don't forget to leave your email so that I can contact you!)

3. Blog, tweet or facebook about this giveaway for up to three extra entries! (please leave the link here)


Giveaway will run until Thursday April 1st. Winner(s) will be announced Friday April 2nd.

Good luck and I hope you like my "ruffle"inspired giveaway!

116 comments:

Megan said...

Today I am thankful for having some quality time to spend with my gorgeous boyfriend, were off to see Alice in Wonderland.
That necklace is gorgeous by the way and thankyou for having such a wonderful blog!
Email: m_sparke(@)hotmail.com

Megan said...

I am a follower of course!

sharonlei said...

What a sweet post Jozen!! :)

Waht a beautiful necklace you created. I'd totally love to sport that!!

I'm thankful for life! for waking up each morning, because it's never promised... and I'm thankful for having such amazing people in my life.. and also for having the best husband ever! I'm glad I ended up with my soulmate. :)

xx Love & Aloha
mademoisellekitty@gmail.com

***and of course I'm a follower!

jOi-C said...

Following! I am thankful for my nice comfy bed to sleep in. (which I think sleep has managed to slip away tonight!)

shmilydesign [at] comcast [dot] net

sharonlei said...

Jozen, I always posted the giveaway in my sidebar. :)

xx Love & Aloha

Surbhi Jain said...

I am thankful for having such great friends by my side!!
I loved the hairpins and the necklace!! Please count me in :)

surbhijain018@gmail.com

Surbhi Jain said...

I have posted the giveaway in my blog's sidebar!

http://surbhi-jain.blogspot.com/

beingdena said...

Oh my the necklace is so stunning and so is your little one.

I am grateful for having my health, something we take for granted so often. A friend of mine was diagnosed with MS last year and since hear life has turned upside down. being by her side and watching her go through this, having to giving up on her dreams of having a family and the future has been a heart breaking experience. it has made me realize that we truly take our health for granted...until something happens to us. So every day I am going to be grateful for feeling well when I wake up, for being able to live an active life together with my loved ones.

x


(I am following you on blogluvin)

Samantha said...

I am grateful that I get to be a Mom to a wonderful little girl and that I have a husband who loves me! I am grateful for all my blessings and the life that I have even when it is hard it is worth it!

Thanks for sharing your talents with us :) samanthadavis(at)gmail(dot)com

meredith said...

Follower!

I am thankful for spring. I feel like cinderella waking up to the birds singing every morning! I am also thankful for my family, who challenges me to be a better person every day.

I've posted your giveaway in my sidebar!!
www.meredithinprogress.blogspot.com

cArLa said...

i enjoy reading your blog and congrats on surpassing 100 followers! i am thankful for also having a supportive spouse, and my rambunctious lil' man!

Amy@thosefunnylittlegirls said...

follower

Amy@thosefunnylittlegirls said...

I am thankful for my wonderful family

Cheryl said...

Follower! :)

I'm thankful for all my fellow mom bloggers. So many of them are stay at home (or work at home) moms like myself. I had a really hard time transistioning but with their support and encouragement they've made my adjustment alot easier.

Thank you for the lovely giveaway Jozen!

projectvee said...

beautiful necklace!
i'm thankful for the beautiful weather we've been having :) spring is almost here and that makes me happy! but of course, my family and friends haha.

projectvee said...

ps. i mentioned you in my new post! :)

Kayla said...

I'm a follower. And I'm sooo soo unexceptionably thankful that I get to leave the hospital tomorrow and sleep in my own bed!!

And I tweeted it!!
http://twitter.com/Kay0169

http://senseofstyleiseternal.blogspot.com/

Kayla said...

OHHH and my email is Fashion.Fades13@gmail.com

tinypaperheart said...

your ruffled necklace is GORGEOUS!! :)

hana said...

I'm a follower :D
I'm thankful for health and happiness in my family.

Those gifts are so pretty! How lucky will the winners be!

Tori said...

I am a follower

Tori said...

I am thankful for my Sweet baby girl and my husband they are what makes my life so enjoyable!
vrtheriot@gmail.com

jennifer young said...

you know i am a follower :)
beautiful creation jozen!
j.

jennifer young said...

i am thankful for blogs--but also thankful for time away from blogs :)
j.

naomemandeflores said...

This is an amazing necklace! Gourgeous!

DFY said...

Wow! I love your site and that necklace! I'm so thankful for my wonderful fiancee, best friends, my family, and the sun.

DFY said...

Oh and now I'm a follower! :]

ampersandity said...

thankful for the simple things that make me & my husband laugh... sometimes we get so caught up in all the serious decisions & responsibilities of life, we forget why we enjoy each other. today we remembered :]

thanks for sharing!

cathiehong at gmail dot com

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

Oh these are so beautiful!!! I can hardly start to think about what I'm thankful for.....just too many things......most of all my two little boys who are so full of unconditional love....and a great husband who puts up with a somewhat haggard and exhausted wife....and my mom who's been making supper for us for the past 3 weeks (I know...awesome, right?)....and sunny days like today...LOVE sunny days..
ok..better stop now :)

Downtown Girl said...

ah. I missed the bobby pin :(

Jozen, your blog is awesome! I am sooooooooo glad we're friends!!

Sandy a la Mode said...

hi jozen! oh boo, i missed the pin! you know i'd usually be one of the first people to comment but this is the one time i wasn't by my computer b/c i'm in vegas! (i'm in a internet cafe now LOL) anyways, you have a really lovely blog and i'm so glad we've bcome such great bloggy buddies! =) that ruffle necklace is soo super cute!!

trishie said...

Lovely giveaway! the necklace is incredibly beautiful. enter me please!

I'm thankful for my man Stu, who has stood by me and makes me laugh. Like your husband, he encourages me all the time too.

Have a great weekend darl!

m.e (Cathie) said...

that is so very sweet of you!
I am grateful for each day I am here enjoying the smiles & cuddles.

Melissa said...

The necklace is lovely! I am grateful for all the wonderful opportunities I've been given throughout my life, and all the amazing people in it who love and support me =) Your blog is adorable btw !!

Chika-san said...

wow. very cute necklace^^ i would wear that but alas everyone before me has beaten me to the punch...T^T but it is okay as i enjoy reading your blog very much. i am very thankful for having the most three wonderful guys friends ever who understand and can forgive me. thank you N,J, AND A^^.

mariana.castro@dashofsalt.org

flora said...

I can totally relate to your reasons for continuing to blog. It's so similar to my own!

I'm thankful for my girls.

Have a great weekend!

You Are My Fave said...

That necklace is so very much my fave. I'm grateful for the little things that make me happy everyday like a sweet note from a friend or the sunshine.

melbellblodgett@gmail.com

DiamondsandTulle said...

What a great post! I'm new to your blog but this post made me a follower!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

♥zoe♥ said...

Yay! I'hv become your new follower! How sweet and cheerful blog and thanks so much for stopping by my blog and i do love my name *ZOE* very much it's so cute for your two princess*teehee* I started to blog it was after i got married and it's totally a new chapter in my life to be someone's wife! I'm glad you found my blog so i can find you:)
Thank You!!lucky for those first 10 people! Hope i'm lucky to win your beautiful creations:) Beautiful weekend for you and family!

xoxo
♥zoe♥

♥zoe♥ said...

I had added you in my blogroll list under *Fairyland Angels* To make sure i can as easy as just click and come back and visit you!
xoxo
♥zoe♥

Jessica Hills said...

Just found your blog, it is so cute! Love it! I am becoming a follower!

Micaela said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL NECLACE!!!! i was excited for your giveaway and even more so now!!! it's gorgeous!!! and would make any outfit complete. I love how Pia's holding it :)

something i am thankful for...
dinner dates with my fiance and the fact that i can pig out on indian food and he doesn't mind ;). I'm thankful for calls from my twin sister "just because" and for flannel pj's on cold mornings.

xoxoxo

OF COURSE i've been following you for awhile ;)

micaela.lechuga@gmail.com

Jessays said...
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Jessays said...

hi! :)
i'm Jesse. and i'm thankful for everything that was given by God.i'm thankful for my Mother who has raised me and gave me birth, Dad who works hard for my family, my sisters who care and love me very much. in short, i'm happy to be me :)
email: jesselyn.121296@yahoo.com
link: http://jes-says.blogspot.com/2010/03/lolas-giveaway.html

junghwa by Amy Stewart said...

Ok first off Pia is SOOOOO cute!!! What a doll!

I am so thankful for my husband. He keeps me going and keeps me from giving up on things when they get hard. He's my rock. :)

I follow you already. Yay!

Here's the link to your giveaway blog post : http://junghwabyamystewart.blogspot.com/2010/03/lolas-girl-giveaway.html

Rubyellen said...

so lovely! i am thankful that it is the weekend! yahoo!!!

Leslie said...

Your blog is so adorable!

Leslie said...

I am now a follower and I am thankful for my amazing friends!! I feel so blessed to have such amazing women in my life and of course my very handsome boyfriend Jason who is also my biggest fan!!

leslieahall@hotmail.com

Leslie said...

http://lemonsweetbylesliehall.blogspot.com/2010/03/lolas-girl-giveaway.html

Ok I am sorry I am leaviing three consecutive comments!! I am new to this site! I just started my blog last weekend!!

am said...

I am thankful for my boyfriend and the life that because of his hard work we are able to have.

escuishi@hotmail.com

kelly. said...

hey! thanks for letting me know about this! i am so happy to have found another wonderful blog to follow. i am currently most thankful for the wonderful opportunities for dancing that my church provides me with. my email is kellebecca@gmail.com

kelly. said...

oh and here's the post i did on my blog about this lovely giveaway!:
http://kellerella.blogspot.com/2010/03/another-giveaway.html

Michelle said...

That necklace is absolutely darling!!

Glad I found your blog! ...And am now following of course!

Melissa said...

These are so beautiful!
& I'm glad you find blogging so fulfilling :)
I'm thankful for (other than my family and friends, of course) blogging and other inspirational bloggers. I appreciate every moment that I can express myself and be inspired by other people.
Here's my e-mail address:
dearellaxo@aim.com
& I'll post a link on my blog <3

I'm so happy I came across your blog. It's so cute! Your daughters are adorable (:

xx,Melissa
http://dearellaxolily.blogspot.com

becks said...

i'm thankful for those days of bright, warm sunshine.

Rose Taylor said...

i love love love that you added that second question to the rules for entering the giveaway. just a beautiful way to engage people! :)
i am thankful for my mom, who is there when i need an outlet for anything - from the most trivial matters to the things that really affect my life. she is there for it all, i wouldnt know what to do without her!
xoxo, rose

oh, my email is chailovevintage@gmail.com
and i tweeted about you! :) check out my twitter:
http://twitter.com/ChaiLoveVintage
ChaiLoveVintage

Mann Family said...

What a fun blog! I am so grateful for blogs like yours that remind me to take the time to be creative! What a beautiful necklace! LOVE IT! I am now a loyal follower!

My Email is dogmanns@yahoo.com
And I blogged about you too, and facebooked!

Sandra said...

I could've sworn I was a follower already! Oh well, I've clicked the follow button. :)

I am thankful for...my dog Candy. She is always here for me, and offers me neverending love and neverending laughs. :)

ps. Your daughters are unbelievably adorable!!

Gracie said...

Aww your blog is so beautiful! I'm not a follower :) And thank you for letting me know about your giveaway.

I'm thankful for having fun in Ikea with my hubby. We love going there just to check out the displays and we like 'riding' the trollies.

Such a lovely giveaway

gracienne.nancy@gmail.com

Some Style... said...

oh, i am so thankful for so many things! but far the most of my parents and my big loving family! they made me who i am today! a joyous, loving and faithful person!♡

some_kind_of_style@yahoo.com

https://twitter.com/somekindofstyle

Elisse said...

Congrats on your giveaway! I am grateful for waking up to my hubby and his sleepy/goofy smiles in the morning :P

Your blog is growing and growing - congrats! You've got a great site!

faith said...

Congrats on getting past 100 followers! Thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me to come look. I have signed up to follow your blog.

faith said...

And in terms of what I'm thankful for, there are so many things as you can read about on my blog www.faithfullmama.blogspot.com -- but most of all I'm thankful to be home.

Cheyne said...

I am thankful for my happiness. I think no one realizes how much difference happiness makes in their life until they're sad.

http://inasweaterpoorlyknitblog.blogspot.com/

Really Petite said...

I am thankful for my healthy and family.

www.ReallyPetite.com

BTW- LOVE your blog :)

Sarah said...

Aw, I'm so sad that I wasn't one of the first ten. Sadly, I was out of town and didn't have access to a computer until tonight, but I'm soooo glad I caught the giveaway before it was over! The necklace is absolutely adorable, and so are you, Jozen!

I'm thankful for my charming and handsome husband, who's my biggest fan too. He makes me laugh, and he makes me better. Thanks for encouraging us to reflect on the things for which we're thankful.

--Sarah
sarahetimmons@gmail.com

Rachel said...

today is my 2nd wedding anniversary and i'm thankful to have a wonderful husband and friend in my life.

i'm thankful for my family and im thankful for the smallest of things that make me happy:)

thanks for the giveaway!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

wow! this necklace is beyond gorgeous! love it! i love your blog too! you are adorable - so are your girls. i love their names!!! i can't wait to read more! i'm a follower! i am headed to visit your etsy shop... i know i'm going to want everything in it! : )

Downtown Girl said...

blogged about your sweet giveaway!

http://downtowngirldesigns.blogspot.com/2010/03/sweet-giveaway.html

Downtown Girl said...

facebook-ed it here:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=586900125

i hope i win! looooove that necklace ^_^

Kate and Oli said...

i'm thankful for having such a supportive group of friends and for my boyfriend who always stands behind me :) and next to me!

this was a lovely post! thanks for the opportunity.

kateandoli@gmail.com

Krista said...

Awwww... pretties!!!

I am thankful for my all of my senses, every day. They don't all work "like new" but they do enable me to do some pretty fun and incredible things.

good luck to everyone else who entered! :o)

krista

pictureimperfect79@gmail.com

pip a la chic said...

Hey there! thanks for the comment and for follow. This giveaway is AWESOME! I love love the necklace. I am now a follower and I am thankful because today it's finally raining here in Australia well in my town it is... we need rain and so do all the farmers..plus my grass is dying!

pipalachic@gmail.com

ps thanks for much for enetering the accessory swap as well! x

nayaJ said...

I love that necklace!

I'am most thankful for my Parents, they are so forgiving and loving. Most people dont get to experience that.

janaya.jones@yahoo.com

Carrie said...

Following...

I am grateful for having so many things in my life to be gratefy for!!

Peace&Love said...

Hi Jozen!! Thank you for the sweet welcome to blog world... I love your blog. As for the question asked What I am grateful for? I am grateful for so many things first of all I give thanks to God to have been able to carry my baby Miguel in my womb and to have been blessed with a healthy and happy child. Second to have the extraordinary husband that I have and to still have both my parents with me. In other words I am grateful to wake up each morning to the wonderful life that I have : )

Peace&Love said...

I am also a follower and posted on my blog about your giveaway : )

Simply Me said...

what a lovely giveaway i jst added it to my blog as well ..and i am following you now
Also am thankful for marryin my bestest friend in life .. he's my support system and he makes life worth living :)

Sarah C said...

I am a follower!

Sarah C said...

I am thankful for my daughter and her beautiful smile!

Atypical Girl said...

I'm a follower!

Amy artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

Atypical Girl said...

I'm thankful for my niece, who always makes me laugh. I love watching her grow. She's 3 now.

Amy artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

Vittoria said...

i'm a follower! and i am thankful for sweet, wonderful people like you who make me smile with your kindness and happiness. also, my family and my wonderful boyfriend...can't leave them out!

thanks xx

DolphinV27@aol.com

Vittoria said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/DolphinV27/status/11287805034

DolphinV27@aol.com

Vittoria said...

blogged

http://tiam0.blogspot.com/2010/03/here-you-go.html

DolphinV27@aol.com

Kim said...

i am following! I am most thankful for my ability to forgive xo

kim
kimberly.long at gmail dot com

Mme Jess-ica! said...

I just chanced upon your blog and I am definitely liking what I see! I love the original jewelery you have on your Etsy site as well!

I am thankful to be in one piece again (and better!) after a devastating break-up.

jessica.shin25@gmail.com

christine ◘ tie me a bow said...

Dear Jozen:
Thank you for your comment, I-am-in-love with your blog, it had all things that I love! It's so cute and inspirational.

Pleaseee pick me! :D

Christine
tiemeabow@gmail.com

1. I am a follower via goggle reader
2. I am thankful for so manyyy things, right now, I am thankful for having a boyfriend who is really my best friend.
3. I have a link on my blog for your giveaway :)

YAY!
Thanks for hosting this. The necklace is soooo pretty! *CROSSES FINGERS!*

PS Please open your etsy again soooon! <3

Naomi said...

I follow you!

I am thankful for having a great family and lot of love from them!

Naomi

mariko.koda@gmail.com

junesanjuan said...

i follow you! it's amazing what happens when we surround ourselves with things we love to do and share it with the people we love and appreciate. i am also thankful for this AND more importantly that i now have an outlet to express my own creativity.
look forward to your next post!

Casi said...

That is so beautiful!

I am now following you. :)

I am thankful for the sunshine today. Spring is coming!!!

cmattox@aurorabbbs.org

Elly said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog and I'm glad I discovered yours! (well, that are 2 things to be thankful for!)
I love your give away, so I'll put a link on my sidebar.
Further on I'm thankful for everything good in my life: my family, my crafts, my friends, my bloglife, the first signs of Spring, chocolate eggs, actually I'm a thankful kind a girl!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love the mum hair clips!!! They are so beautiful and look so life like. You are very talented.
:)

Connie
connie_bryant@hotmail.com

Renee said...

Just discovered your blog & I bookmarked it....it's my new fave.I love the necklace.I just became a follower.I hope I win that beautiful necklace!

Renee said...

I am thankful for the good health of my family. :)
reneealam@verizon.net

Renee said...

Blogged about the giveaway here:
http://thesecherishedmoments.blogspot.com/

reneealam@verizon.net

Grace Wong said...

thanks I'm a follower!

I'm thankful for having lots of amazing friends! Yesterday was my birthday and my favorite present was getting a huge facebook wall full of happy birthdays. :D

blogged:
http://sugarrosies.blogspot.com/2010/03/weekly-giveaways-wk-4.html

shou.milk@gmail.com

Rubyellen said...

i am thankful for my friends via blog world!!! those items are just lovely!

Sarah Simplifies said...

I follow!

Beauty Vibes said...

I'm a follower and I'm thankful for being part of an amazing family :)

SweetFantasyStar[at]hotmail[dot]com

swell.life said...

wowza! i am #101. you are loved!! gorgeous ruffles

i am thankful for my baby boy, even though he just finished making a disaster out of his dinner. we are off to the bathtub...

Tammy said...

I am thankful for my lovely children and grandchildren, and all healthy!
Great giveaway! Count me in!
knitwit29@gmail.com

Tammy said...

I am now a follower!
knitwit29@gmail.com

Talia said...

you know I'm a follower :)

what an incredibly lovely necklace... I'm so impressed with your talent! so sweet of you to give these things away.

this week I am extrememly grateful for spring, and Easter, and the many blessings that both bring.

Elaine said...

did i miss this? i hope not yet!

i am very very thankful that dylan's fever has finally subsided and that he doesn't have measles (he has something called roseola). and i'm very thankful that we no longer have to make more ER runs.

and of course i'm a follower!!!!

The Creative Place said...

Hi! Just found your blog via a swapbot swap and I'm now a follower! :)

I'm thankful for my sweet family- my amazing husband who is so supportive and my biggest fan and my precious son! :)

TheCreativePlace from swapbot
thecreativeplace@gmail.com

Emma! said...

Hi! I'm following you! Found you via swapbot and am so glad to have done so! You have a great blog.

emmanemhandmade (at) gmail (dot) come

Emma! said...

Also, I am really greatful for my friends. They have gotten me through some tough times lately and I don't think I could have done it without them! Thank you for this contest - and for reminding me how blessed I am.

-emmanemhandmade (at) gmail (dot) come

(via swapbot)

iris said...

I'm thankful for my best friend and the internet (;

iris.palma@sbcglobal.net

Moosette said...

Ooh! Hope I am not too late! I am a follower - LOVE this necklace!!!

I am thankful for my boyfriend and family!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love this necklace! The multilayered flower is really pretty! Rebecca Ednie/thebragal Swap-Bot

Alexandra Hoover said...

Oops! Just found you and looks like I missed this, but this necklace is so gorgeous!!!

<3 Alex

http://alexandraswonderland.blogspot.com/2010/03/give-away-give-away-give-away.html

mrsrabbit said...

Hello
You have just been assigned my swap partner on swapbot for make my hair shine!!
I love blogging and the opportunity to learn about new people.
I love my family and the opportunity to constantly learn and grow with them!
aimee.coelho@sky.com

Charlotte said...

What a great ruffle necklace. The winner must be very happy. Suddenly there are hundreds of people posting, huh? But your blog is indeed really lovely.

SaraswatiChB for swap-bot

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