*** Giveaway! ***

Monday, December 5, 2016

I just realized I've been blogging for three years now! And written (three less than) 300 posts.

It's been a wonderful journey, and the best part has been YOU.

So I'm having a giveaway in honor of the occasion.


A little package to help you relax during this busy month of Christmas preparations. Some Harney's Scottish Morn loose black tea, one of my favorites (wonderful with cream and sugar). With a tea strainer. A tube of lovely Caudalie hand cream (another favorite), some scented soap, and a fun grapefruit mango bath bomb. And a sweet little beeswax candle. Mmm . . . love the beautiful natural scent of beeswax. 

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment and follow me on Google+ (see sidebar to follow). Or Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook. Just let me know where you're following me. 

I'll draw a name at random next Monday, December 12.

I hope some of you who never comment will do so. I have hundreds -- hundreds!! -- of readers I've never heard from. I often wonder who you are. I'm so honored you read my blog, and I'd love to say hi.

{The gifts are pictured on my new kitchen countertop. I'm organizing cupboards today. Electricity and lights hooked up tomorrow. A few remaining items, but looks like I'm back in business! Yay!)

50 comments :

  1. This is a lovely giveaway, Deborah! I have followed you for some time (your blog). I did send you a FB friend request - I was not able to locate a FB page for your blog, or one where I could just follow. And I'm not on Google +, Instagram or Pinterest. Best wishes on your kitchen update. Can't wait to see before and after pics!
    Beth

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  2. Deborah,

    I have read and enjoyed your blog for some time now and am a recent follower, but not having a blog myself I seldom comment. I guess I don't want to intrude in the community of bloggers.

    Susan in PA

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  3. Looking forward to seeing how your new kitchen develops. A very generous giveaway, congratulations on so many lovely posts. Take care.

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  4. How sweet of you! These are all the kinds of 'luxuries' that I love! I could really use that cream...sounds perfect! I follow you on google and I'll go follow on pinterest too! Holiday hugs, Diane

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  5. What a wonderful giveaway...that being said...I just wanted to leave you a comment but don't sign me up for your giveaway. I won a couple of giveaways recently so I was already blessed for the season. Hope you have a wonderful week- xo Diana

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  6. It looks like you and I have been blogging about the same amount of time...I started in June of 2013 but I thought you had probably been blogging longer than me! I know you are SO excited about your new kitchen...I will be looking forward to your reveal post! Your giveaway looks just lovely. You know, it's about time for me to have a giveaway one of these days myself!

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  7. How sweet of you to have a giveaway Deborah when you're busy trying to get your new kitchen in order. I've wondered the same thing too about the number of people who read posts but never comment, a few are not bloggers and may no be able to respond unless we enable 'anonymous' I suppose.
    I follow you here, on Instagram and Google + which sadly I rarely use. Is there a way to post on Google+ automatically when a blog post goes up? Maybe I need to learn how many of the social platforms are linked. :-)

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  8. I've been reading your blog for a while, and just signed up to follow via Goggle. I happened to be at my desk, where I could find the password. These are lovely items for the giveaway. I like the sense of peace on your blog, and also appreciate the posts on depression-especially as the days grow ever shorter (but only 17 days and they start getting longer!).

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  9. Hope that you get some of your lurkers to comment! With these wonderful incentives, they should!

    So happy to read that things are almost back together in your kitchen. Looking forward to the big reveal, too.

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  10. Congratulations on your 3-year blogiversary, Deborah!

    I've been following you on Blogger and am now following you on Google+. I'm embarrassed to admit that I never use Google+ so I never even realized that I had followers, including yourself, until now. Whoops! Guess I should figure out how to use Google+...

    If your giveaway is open to Canadian residents, I'd love to be entered. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  11. Hi Deborah,.
    A lovely giveaway! Just followed you on IG. I thought I already was, lol. Hope your kitchen project is coming along nicely. It will be so nice when it's compketed! Take care,
    Xo,Linda

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  12. You'll be getting your kitchen back just in time for the festive season! I'll bet it looks great! I don't do Google+, but I follow you with Feedly. And perhaps Pinterest. I'm off to check.

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  13. A beautiful giveaway Deborah...I am following you on Pinterest and I follow your blog as well.
    Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary of blogging.

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  14. Congrats on all of these blogging years! And this is a lovely giveaway. I love Caudalie cleansing milk...your skin is soon soft after you use it. She's on to something! Shhhhhh...

    Jane x

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  15. What a nice giveaway. I've just come across your blog recently. I am now following you on Google plus. Thank you!

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  16. What a great selection of items, the bath bomb sounds wonderful and the tea also. Following you on Google + and Instagram

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  17. Oh, what a wonderful, amazing giveaway! One we could all use at this busy time of year! What a thoughtful, generous thing for you to do! I have already been following you on Google+, and I started following you tonight on Pinterest. God bless you with a Merry Chrismas. :)

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  18. What a wonderful giveaway! I am a new subscriber and I follow your blog as well as Instagram.

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  19. I follow on Google and have only found your blog recently! Playing catch up by reading your previous 300 posts (less 3!) And winning would be a bonus since December 5th is also my birthday!
    Thanks for all you do!!

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  20. Deborah, what a gracious gesture of you! Congratulations on your three years in blogging. I have been following along with you on G+ for much of that time, and have enjoyed getting to know you. Blessings to you through life and your blogging journey for many more years to come.
    Your countertop looks very similar to one of the three choices we have sitting on our existing kitchen island, trying to make a final decision. Your reno experience has me scared, but seeing your end will, hopefully, leave me anticipating a good outcome. Can't wait to see it all. Congrats on the finish line in time for the holidays. Woohoo!
    Rita C at Panoply

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  21. What a lovely giveaway, Deborah, and I already follow you ! Congratulations on three years of blogging.
    Happy baking in your new kitchen, and I look forward to seeing the results. xx

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  22. Congratulations on your three year anniversary! I love reading your posts and being inspired by you, thank you for this very generous and thoughtful giveaway!

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  23. Hi, Deborah: what perfect timing to be back in your kitchen again! I'm looking forward to seeing the final reveal. Enjoy this holiday season and many thanks for the chance to win some moments of relaxation!! Take care.....we're all in this craziness together! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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  24. Oh....I need to add that I already follow you on Google +, but I'm embarrassed to say I haven't dabbled in Pinterest or Instagram yet!! Rosie

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  25. What a fabulous giveaway! You selected some very nice goodies. I was already following you on Pinterest and Google+ and have added Instagram. Hope you new kitchen is ready for the holidays! xoxo

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  26. Congrats! What a lovely giveaway. I follow you on pinterest. I'm not much of a commenter, but love reading!

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  27. Love your blog and already subscribed. Just visited your Facebook page, too. What a sweet giveaway, and the beehive candle is darling!!!

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  28. Good morning! I just found your blog last week. I have enjoyed reading your posts. I started following your blog by email. I also will follow you by Instagram.

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  29. Sweet friend, what a beautiful giveaway! Please count me out as I have received some very beautiful things from you {{smiles}} I know someone will be richly blessed by your kind heart.

    Congratulations on publishing so many posts! Oh, how glad I am that you started this blog so that I could meet you.

    Merry Christmas, my friend! And yay for being in your kitchen! Love and hugs!

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  30. This is really a lovely giveaway,so thoughtful of you.Would love to see the kitchen when you are done.Following you on all social medias

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  31. Hi Deborah! I do read your blog, but do not always comment. I cannot wait to see your completed kitchen! I truly love your beautiful giveaway! Please put my name in the hat! Thank you! I did not know you were on FB, so I am going there right now and follow! Also, I wanted to share with you that much of what you have been going through, as you posted, about depression, bugs, etc. I have also experienced. Just wanted you to know that you are not alone. Merry Christmas! Ginny

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  32. Wonderful giveaway! I just love the adorable beeswax candle. So cute!

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  33. Hi Deborah... I'm brand new here! I'm so glad I found you on weekly party at Strangers and Pilgrims. I will begin following you on pinterest. Thanks so much for your lovely inspiration on your blog. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  34. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway opportunity! I am Google+ following you! Love your blog!

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  35. Hi, Deborah! I have been a reader for a while, but don't think I have ever commented. I enjoy your posts, especially your recent post on your journey with depression. I struggle with anxiety. I follow you on Pinterest (one of my vices) and Instagram. This is such a nice offer, and whoever gets picked will be a pampered gal! Looking forward to seeing the kitchen.

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  36. Dear Deborah, What a wonderful celebration of blogging for three years! I subscribe to you, now follow you on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram, as well as Google+.
    Love visiting with you daily.
    Hugs,
    Noreen

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  37. Hi Deborah...I'm one of those who seldom comment. I love your blog and wish you a happy blogavesary. I already follow you on Instagram and Google.

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  38. Hi Deb - wow congrats on your 3 year Bloggaversary! I can't even believe how fast the years go, can you? Jan 1st will begin my 5th year, though I have been a very negligent blogger of late. For that I am truly sorry - I have so much to blog about but no time or energy for it. : - (

    I think your giveaway is super generous and sweet. I am not entering contest, but wanted to send congrats. I am a long time follower, of course. Love ya. Hugs. ♥

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  39. Congratulations! I always enjoy reading your blog! I follow you on Google+ and Pinterest. kellam.susan@yahoo.com

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  40. Deborah, congratulations on 3 years of blogging!! I follow you both on Google and Instagram.

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  41. Just love your blog, it's so heartwarming!!! I follow you on Pinterest.

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  42. Hi Deborah, Congrats on your blog birthday of 3 years. It really goes by fast doesn't it. You are such a beautiful and bright spot to visit here in blogland and I wish for you many more great years of blogging and sweet friendships.
    Lovely giveaway to celebrate and a generous offering. I follow you everywhere on line!!
    Blessings,xo

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  43. Lovely giveaway and lovely blog. I follow on instagram.

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  44. Hello, Deborah, congratulations on three years of blogging! Time does fly, doesn't it? I always enjoy your lovely posts and have enjoyed getting to know you over these years, too. I am now following you on Pinterest. I am in love with Pinterest! Such a forum for creativity. I hope you are enjoying your new kitchen and especially those long wished for counters! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Sending hugs xo Karen

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  45. Such a lovely collection of gifts to give away! That beeswax candle looks so unique, and the tea sounds absolutely wonderful! I am not part of any social media, but I will add you to my blog list bar on my blog - does that count? Renovating is so hard, especially when it is the kitchen, and I know you can't wait to get back in there and enjoy it all! Hugs to you today :)

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  46. Dearest Deborah,
    Congratulations with your 3rd Anniversary!
    How fast time is passing by...
    Well, except for Instagram I'm your follower everywhere else and I'm very happy I am and also that we've met in person.
    Your giveaway is so generous...
    Sending you hugs and wishing you a happy weekend.
    Mariette

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  47. Good morning! Thank you for your generous giveaway. It will make someone very happy. I save you in Pinterest to my board, Pictures That Tickle My Fancy. Thank you, Deborah, Ruthie

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  48. Hello my pretty friend !
    Thank you for the lovely giveaway, I love it! I can't believe you are blogging three years, it's amazing how time flies and each year just zooms past us ! We must live fool lives I guess. Lots of love and congrats.
    Merry Christmas sweetie.
    FABBY

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  49. Such a super lovely giveaway - thank you! Happy Holidays! :) p.s. following on Google+
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  50. First I'd like to say that since I haven't been blogging or reading blogs since May I had not seen the new picture of you. Your hair is absolutely beautiful ! You appear more youthful with your snow white hair than when you were coloring it. ( and you always looked very pretty then too.)Stunning !

    The give-away is going to be a nice treat for one lucky follower.

    Glad to be back logging and catching up on blogs. Blessings to you ..

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