Sunday, July 10, 2011

IT"S TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY!!!! FINALLY!

So I have thinking...and thinking... anyone smell smoke??? I have talked about once I hit 175 in followers I would do a giveaway... Now I am 187 WOW! I am blown away. Back when I started blogging, I had no idea where I was going with this... I had been reading some blogs from a distance, enjoying every one's love of family, decorating, and oh the PRIMITIVES!!! I so love seeing everyone's beautiful homes and what each does!!! I really didn't think I had much to say, or anyone would truly want to read it! So for that Thank you! For all the wonderful blogging friends I have made, again thank you!

So I was a bit stumped I admit.... I didn't know how I wanted to do this... Wanted to change things up a bit... Do something outside the box.... Again, thinking and thinking... I feel like POOH bear... Then it came to me.... So this is something I think that hasn't been done before... not sure, but my twist on a giveaway.... I am going to make you work for it, I hope it's fun.... AND to top it off... I am not showing you the giveaway yet.... Well.. really I haven't made it.... So I am going to "TEASE" you as I go....LOL..... BUT, in the end.... there will be names in a bowl... and I will have the boys pick a name, maybe two... we will see how organized I am......


It will be something or things I have created....


So here are the rules, if you want to "play".... If my prim crafts, maybe just maybe make your heart skip a beat.... You hear me talk about things that make my "heart skip a beat" Of course there's my family.... my love of everything primitive and decorating with primitives......etc...

So this really isn't about seeing how many new followers I can get, though if more join and want to play... YIPPEE, WELCOME!!!!


So to be entered in my giveaway, you need to be a follower and just leave a comment on this post! Again, new followers welcome! You are entered!


Now for the twist, for a second entry... You have to BLOG on your blog "what makes your heart skip a beat" this can be anything that is important to you!!!! THEN, you have to leave another comment, HERE on this post for all to go back to visit and for me to check that you did it.. AND you have to put in that post why you are doing it...aka something like 'OLM'S what makes my heart skip a beat giveaway post... doesn't have to be that excatly, but you get the idea? That's it... simple as that... and as we go, and I start to create, I will so glimpses of what I am doing.... One thing is for sure this will be a OLM OOAK doll just for this!!!!! I hope so everyone gets excited and decides to share with all of us... So come back and visit the comments often to see what else has been posted....


Giveaway will be picked August 1st..... So you have until July 31st to do a post, if that is what you chose to do!!! Happy Blogging everyone! And again thank you for taking a bit of time to visit me from time to time! OLM

85 comments:

LibbiesHome said...

I would love to be entered in your primitive giveaway! Love the Pooh bear reference - love when that bear taps his head and says, "Think, think, think, think..." :)

renee said...

Girl~ I am so IN for this! LOL! I love your blog, I think you are a hoot and a half! I will most definately do all the requirements, it sounds like fun!
Hugs,
Renee

Connie said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway!
Thanks for the chance:)

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh....I'm giggling all over....Before reading this, I just did a post and said that "black and orange make my heart skip a beat..." Had I known, I'd have my second entry all done up and ready to go!! Too, too funny....But please COUNT me in!! I love your dollies!! I'm a follower....and I'll be back to tell you I did another "heart skipping" post!!! Have a wonderful evening! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Shirlee said...

You know I'm a follower : ) Do count me in! When I get a few minutes to post what makes my heart skip a beat I will leave another comment to let you know : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Hi Marie,
Congrat's on the followers!
Im happy to be one of them.
Please throw my name in the hat. Opps! I mean the bowl. :)

I will be joining in on the twist for an extra entry, but I need to think about what I want to post about.
I will add another comment for the bonus when I get it up.

Sounds fun! Cant wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Hope Im lucky enough to win one of your wonderful creations!

Hugs,
Tam

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Marie,
I love your blog. I always enjoy myself when I'm here. I especially love the family stories and pictures of Knuckles. Count me in. I'm up for a challenge!
Love ya,
★Linda★

annette schmidt said...

Hi Marie, Love reading your post and seeing what you are up to, and love all the pictures of your home and gardens. Please enter me in your give-away.

Have a great night!!!
Annette Schmidt

jennifer768 said...

Hello Marie,I would love to have my name thrown into the mix. I am a follower and have to think about what makes heart skip a beat before I blog it.Hugs,Jen

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marie ~
What fun! Please put my name in the bowl!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

lilraggedyangie said...

OLM,
I got the fire extinguisher out ...just in case my friend! lol Congrats on the followers how very cool ! What a fun giveaway , thanks for hostessing I cant wait to see what the prize is ...but for now Im off to blog on this amusing give away! Please enter me and Ill be back in a short! hugs lil raggedy angie

PS love the pic of the boys...such characters they are ...just like their mom

lilraggedyangie said...

olm,
MY POST IS UP ...FINALLY ...I had lots to share with you ...but blogger didnt want you to see em all I guess GRRRRR . so my lil post is up! Stop and Visit , best of luck to all! Can knuckles draw the name? he might just help a lil raggedy out !lol
hugs lil raggedy

my post:http://lilraggedyangie.blogspot.com

rachel said...

Oh, count me in! This sounds like so much fun! I'm going to go do my post ~ :)

rachel said...

I did my post ~ I really enjoyed it ~ could've went on & on! lol

http://rachcode-somewhereinthemiddle.blogspot.com/2011/07/old-lady-morgan-has-my-heart-skippin.html

Thanks for hosting this giveaway & thinking outside the box!!
Have a wonderful week!

~Judy~ said...

I would love a chance at your giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

judithapoulos@aol.com

Judy

Trace4J said...

Hello
I am a new follower. I fell in love with your sweet prim dolls on your header. You are so PRIM TALENTED! And so funny too I had to become a follower. SO please enter me .
Granny Trace
www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

cottageprims said...

Marie~ Can I post a pic of you? You dear make my heart skip a beat.Ok thought I was earning some brownie points..smile..I would love a chance to win and will be back to post once I get my blog post up.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Marie, Congratulations on your followers. I am so glad that I am one and we are friends. Blogging friends are the best.
Please enter me in your giveway, anything you make is awesome. I so love my candle mat and pumpims and candy corn from our swap last fall. And that candle is to die for. He He Your goodies brings a smile to my face.
the thing that makes my heart skip a beat is when my little grandbabies hug my neck and say, "I uvvv you Maw!!!", you talk about my heart skipping beats and melting.
Hugs, Lecia

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hi, OLM~
Wow girl congrats on all the followers~ I love your blog & can see why you have so many~ your creative~ common folk~ always about family & friends~ Nice stuff, with a twist of ordinary life~ that's what I love you total
honesty~
Please enter me in your generous giveway!
I will post later~about my heart skipping a beat!!!
hugs to you~for a giveaway~
smiles
Teresa

TheRustyThimble said...

Hello OLM..........ok I did my post as corny as it may sound LOL

http://therustythimble.blogspot.com/2011/07/olm-and-my-fluttering-heartbeat.html

Please throw my name in for a chance to win one of your glorious creations
Hugs
Brenda

Theresa said...

Just found your blog a few days ago and been enjoying reading back through. Loved your last post and the story of your poor husband trying to get the rocker in the car. My husband would have completely lost it and the rocker would have rolled home. LOL!!

renee said...

Hey Marie,
I did my post today on what makes my heart skip a beat! I hope you have a glass of wine, it's a looooong one! LOL!
Thanks for being such a great friend!
Hugs,
Renee

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Hi OLM.
Please enter me in your give away.
Thanks so much.
Janet

jennifer768 said...

Hi Marie ,I finally got my post up.Hugs,Jen

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I'm a follower and would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway! I would love to have an OLM OOAK doll!!!
Thanks for hosting!
I have a perfect post hopefully later tonight or early tommorrow!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

OK. I have posted. I don't think it is an original idea but it's the truth! ★Linda★

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

Hi Marie, I'm a new follower and I would love to be entered into your giveaway! I'm going to have to think of a good one to post on my blog, lol. Love your sense of humor :)
Thanks again and many hugs, Trish

rosewendy said...

I am following your blog and would love a chance to win one of your primatives

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Marie, what a fun post and I love that you are having people participate in the chance to win...

I already have something very special that you did for me last week so I won't participate giving someone else a chance - but I love what you are doing.

My heart skips a beat just reading your posts...always so fun and interesting.

Good luck to everyone!
Karen

Angela said...

Oh Such a neat way to do a giveaway. I am a follower , so please add my name to the bowl.

Angela said...

Woo Hoo.... So ready for my second entry into the giveaway. Just posted about what makes my heart skip a beat on my blog. Thanks
Angela
Thru Nanas Window

cottageprims said...

Pitter Patters for you!
http://bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com/2011/07/pitter-patters-for-old-lady-morgan.html

lindeelou said...

please add me to your list......would love to win one of your creations......linda

Trace4J said...

Good Morning,
I posted about your wonderful blog on my blog this morning and shared what makes my heart skip a beat. Have great day.
Granny Trace
http://www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com/

LibbiesHome said...

I did a post about what makes my heart skip a beat. I really love this idea!

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Hi Marie,
I'd love a chance at your giveaway.
I am a follower of your blog.
Blessings,
Jean

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Marie,
I have posted on my blog what makes my heart skip a beat. Stop by to see.
This was such a great idea! I am enjoying seeing all the other bloggers posting their what makes my heart skip a beat posts.
Thank you for such an inspirational idea.
Blessings,
Jean

Susann said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I dont have a blog, but I do enjoy reading your posts, they are so informative and fun. shoskins@stny.rr.com

NancyD said...

Hi! I"m a new follower, just found you!! I would love to be entered in your giveaway, thank you!
I am also having one if you would like to hop over and take a look! :)
Will have to think about what makes my heart skip a beat...shouldn't be too hard! Ü

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, OLM~ I finally made it back for my bonus~ just posted my skip a beat post!!!
Stop by~ I want to thank you~ this is so much fun~ working for it~ and seeing all the posts~ they have been just so enjoyable ~
Hugs to you!!!
smiles
Teresa

Me said...

I just found your blog and I am a new follower! Love everything.
swainsrus *at* gmail ...DOT...com

Me said...

I also blogged about this giveaway, it was too fun not to! Thank you for hosting this give away!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey there OLM..I would love to be entered in your giveaway..:>)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey there again its me..I blogged what makes my heart skip a beat.;)

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

What a fun giveaway! Please include me and I'll be bloggin' about what makes my heart skip a beat!
Thanks so much Marie!

Wendy ~ Quilts by the Sea said...

Hi there,
so glad to have found your blog, Melissa sent me over from LibbiesHome, you have a lovely blog.I live in Fl. and I refuse to decorate with PINK FLAMINGOS...THEY ARE SO TACKY!!!!
Wendy

Beckyjean said...

Hi Marie~

Of course I want to be entered to win some of your perfectly prim goodies!! I'll be doing a pitter patter post soon!!

Have a wonderful evening~Becky

Robin said...

Please enter me in your wonderful give-away!!! I sooo need a pumpkin!! Have a great day.

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

I'm back and happy to report that I finally got my post up on my blog about what makes my heart skip a beat! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!
Hugs, Trish
http://theboydhomesteadfarm.blogspot.com/

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Hi Darlin'!
Just wanted you to know that my post about what makes my heart skip a beat is loading right now.

Thanks for the bonus entry!

Hugs,
Tam

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I came on over from Cat Nap Inn Primitives...so glad I did! I love your creations and your blog...thanks for the entry in your giveaway...keeping my fingers crossed♥ I am your newest follower...as of this moment that is!

Hope you'll come over and visit too...when you get a chance! Congrats on your reaching 175 followers...and more!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Ok, my dear....I've done gone and did it....My heart-skipping post has done been posted....Thanks for the "extra" chance to win one of your wonderful creations!! Hope you're having a wonderful Saturday!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Marilyn said...

This is such a great idea. My blog is www.marilynbohn.com/blog. I wrote about this and it will post on July 18. Thanks for the chance to win and to think about my heart skipping a beat.I had a hard time stopping. :)

Robyn~Primlish said...

Holy Moses, you have a lot of entries! Good for you!! I would love to add my name to the bowl!

Jean said...

I love your giveaways.Every thing is so wonderful.Keep up the good work.Thanks for a chance to win. Jean

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Hey Marie: I finally made it. Please enter me in your OOAK giveaway...you know I love everthing that you create!
Here's my post link:

http://primitivetreasuresonraspberrylane.blogspot.com/2011/07/goodes-gardens-galloping-giddiness.html

patti

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Marie, I finally did my post!
Prim Blessings
Robin

purensimple-Theresa said...

Marie, I love your posts. They always make me smile. Please drop my name in that bowl of yours for a chance at your great giveaway!
Hugs ♥*T

Orange Sink said...

Marie,
What a fun give-away and now you have me thinking about what makes my heart skip a beat! I know it does when I run up the basement steps too fast but I think you were thinking along different lines! lol! I LOVE your creations and would love to win a cute punkin guy!
Here's hoping many more will comment and participate!
( thanks for visiting my blog and I really enjoy your comments there too!)
Blessings!
Cathy G

Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Marie, Love your dolls you make, would love to be entered in your giveaway. I have been behind reading blogs since Oliver has been in the hospital, thats coming to an end maybe in the next few days. Try to stay cool, its been near 100 here, looks like there is no end in site. Hugs. Vicky

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Hi Marie - I am a new follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway. Your prims are wonderful! Thanks for hosting this fun giveaway! ~*~Lisa

The Moonlit Stitch said...

I have returned! I've posted about your giveaway on my blog: http://themoonlitstitch.blogspot.com/2011/07/olms-my-heart-skips-beat-giveaway.html
Thanks again! ~*~Lisa

Linda said...

I've been reading your blog for awhile now. I love all your primitive creations and your commentary!!

Deb @ Crows on the Cupola said...

Love your blog and creations so please enter me in your giveaway too!
Thanks bunches!
Deb

Jaja said...

hi there, love your blog...please enter me in your very kind giveaway and thank you for the chance to win and for giving me a reason to post in my own blog. Will have to give it some thought, so much makes my heart skip a beat in this world and in this life I have, blessings Jaja

Allison said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing all the prims you make!

basketsnprims said...

Hi, Marie ~ I would love to be entered in your surprise giveaway. Whatever it is I know it's going to be awesome. I'm off to post my heart skipper.
hugs,
pam

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

Wow...what a neat twist on a giveaway. Please count me in. I am a new "Official" follower...seems I thought I was ALREADY a follower since I read your blog all the time. Imagine my suprise when I realized I never clicked the button...Oh well, I'm official now. I will post on my blog very soon...Gotta give it some thought and get back to ya !!!

Grace to you,
Margie

Roberta said...

What a great idea! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway and am already a follower. Will go see if I can post on what makes my heart skip a beat. Thanks for hosting this! ~Roberta

Roberta said...

Hi Marie: I've blogged about my heart skipping favorites, too! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Congrats on reaching almost 200 followers! ~Roberta

Shirlee said...

Hi Marie! I just posted my "what makes my heart skip a beat" post on my blog : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Lynn said...

Hello,
I would love to be entered in your give away. I am a follower of your blog and I will post it on my blog and tell you what makes my heart skip a beat.
Hugs,
Lynn

Robin said...

OMG- I thought I left a comment, boy I am glad I checked. Please, please count me in on this amazing give-away!!!! Thanks.

Carmen Sutton & Jean Hohulin said...

What cute little girls with their prize pumpkins. I would love to be entered in your give away

Jacqueline said...

Wahoo the wait was worth it. Your work is amazing. Here is hoping I am one of the lucky ones.. I would name mine Priscilla Pumpkin.

jleibfried@aol.com

Prims By The Water said...

Luv Luv Luv your dollies and would LUV to be in your giveaway. i am a follower and I names I have picked would be Old Mother Hubbard and Butternut, or Sass-squash and A-corn-y lil sprout. Take care, Janice

Gwenda said...

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway! Primitive Hugs, love your blog :)

Gwenda said...

I want a sign like your Friends Gather Here; so primitive!

Carol Stuck said...

I am a new follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love your blog!!!

hugs,
Carol

riker801@roadrunner.com said...

I enjoy reading your blog. You make me laugh!! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks, Joanne

THE PRIMITIVE OSWALD said...

Sign me up girlfriend. Here's what makes my heart skip a beat, my hubby, my kids, my grandchildren and of course Oswald

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Hi, I am new in your blog , but I would love to be part of this giveaway. please enter my name on it.

Beckyjean said...

Hi Marie~

Finally got my heart skippin post done. Nothin like waitin till the last minute hey?? I did it on purpose~ hehe!! Hoping the last name in the bucket is the first one out!!

Have a great week~Becky

Christine said...

Please, please, please enter me!!! A fabulous giveaway!
christine

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