Tuesday, October 13, 2009

White Wednesday and A 500+ Follower Giveaway

I bought these lovely big white sunflower heads in southern Wisconsin at the Flea.

They added a lot of autumn atmosphere to my show booth last weekend....



the downside was that they didn't dry so I couldn't sell them because they were mildewing. Sometimes my plans don't work out!

Oh well, they were fun for the day!



Now to the 500+ Follower Giveaway! As a Thank You to my followers, 5 of you will win a blank journal from my Journal Stash!



I always have a journal of some kind going...writing down my goals for my business, ideas for products, to do lists...

what about you?

Are you a JOURNAL GIRL? Would you like to win one?

To win all you have to do is leave a comment on THIS POST saying you'd like to win a blank journal, and don't forget to leave a way for me to get ahold of you when you win! Enter before midnight {cst} Sunday, October 17. Entry to giveaway is closed. I will be announcing winners as soon.

I thank all of you for your interest in my blog!!!

78 comments:

  1. I'd love to win a blank journal from you, Joan.
    I absolutely love your blog and read it whenever possible.

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  2. I would love to win one. I too am a journal girl. I have novel ideas in one, fishing trips with what we caught in another, songs and poetry in yet another....
    enter me!
    Oh, check my my blog. Gave you a shout out on the "surfs up" post.

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  3. I would love to win a blank journal...I have never been a journal type of girl but I have discovered, through my blog, that I really enjoy the process of writing. I also am way deep into family genealogy and am getting ready to embark on the huge task of trying to write the family story....the journal would be wonderful for that!!
    Congrats again on 500 followers...I visit often and always enjoy your projects.
    Jane

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  4. a blank journal??? who doesn't love a blank journal? just love your blog!

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  5. I never go without my journal. I love to sit with a cup of tea, bagel, my journal and a perfectly sharpened pencil. I'm usually working on jewelry designs, making plans for my shop, or just a to-do list.

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  6. Those sunflower heads look like creatures from outer space...Fabulous! Can't wait to see your next spooky post. I love Halloween more now than I did when I was a kid...go figure!
    xoxo
    Pam

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  7. Oh yeah, I'm lookin at one of my journals right now - it doesn't go far from me. I especially use it when blogging as I always forget where I saw/got an idea from. Thanks and congrats on 500 - what a milestone! Kim

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  8. Just wanted to say congratulations...
    love keeping a journal and love being on this journey with you!
    :) Laura

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  9. I love your blog and I'd love to win a journal!!!

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  10. I love your blog and have been lurking for months.
    Such inspiration here.

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  11. I love journals, and usually have at least one within reach. I can't imagine 500 followers! Woo Hoo!

    Sue

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  12. I'd love to enter!!!! Also, I'm really sad I couldn't make it to the flea market this weekend. :( (I was excited because, to me, you are kinda famous..lol). Hopefully next month???

    Amy :)
    myhools (at) yahoo .com

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  13. Congratulations on reaching over 500 followers! What a milestone!

    cher

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  14. Congratulations on reaching 500 followers. I just passed 100 and thought that was pretty special. Wow, 500!
    Yes, I, too, am one who likes journals. I always keep one when I travel, one for the garden, and others for various things. Journals are great friends. ~ Sarah

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  15. If I win a journal, I'll be so happy!! I'll put it by my bedside and write down my daily thoughts...

    Congratulations on 500, COOL!

    Tina
    Cherry Hill Cottage...

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  16. I'd like to win! :) CONGRATS on so many followers!

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  17. I love journals - they just seem like an open adventure just waiting to be taken. They are so much fun to create, to fill with words and they just plain strengthen the soul !!!

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  18. I always love a journal....Come see the sunflower pictures I took...
    Kammy

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  19. Would be thrilled to win one of your journals. Thanks for the opportunity and God bless.

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  20. I would love, love, love to win a journal. I use to keep one regularly and got away from writing. This would be just the inspiration I would need to get back to jotting down my thoughts, dreams and feelings.

    ttfn....

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  21. Congrat's on 500 followers...!!
    Sure, add my name to the drawing.
    Love the sunflowers..too bad they didn't last.
    Deb :)

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  22. I have a big sewing room now and I'm having so much more fun doing what I've done for the last 38 years. I am finally recording what I make and who I give it too, with pictures.

    I would love one of you blank journals.

    cindygeilmann@yahoo.com

    cindy@stitches

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  23. I'D LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE A BLANK JOURNAL!!!

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  24. I love reading your blog and stop in whenever I can. Hope you'll stop by and visit me, too!

    Congratulations on 500 followers, too. That's a pretty cool achievement.

    xoxo
    Donna

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  25. you know I love your blog! Now I get to tell you how I would love to win one of your journals! :)
    gail

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  26. Congrats on 500 posts--WOW! I have a library of journals (all full) and am just about to need another one!

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  27. I love, love, love Journals. I have been keeping a journal for over 5 years {I go through a lot of them...lol}. So, enter me in your giveaway....plz!!!! And drop by my blog when you have a chance.
    Cheers,
    Cheryl

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  28. Oh YUM! I don't always journal, but I would be so much more organized if I did....this sure would help! Please throw me into the hat too!

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  29. Wow Joan ... 500 followers ... amazing!

    Still it was a great idea to have the white sunflowers as a decoration piece. I bought some pumpkins to do exactly that. Unfortunately, one of the orange monsters was confiscated by a large family of little white flies.
    Pretty disgusting.

    Anyway ... I could do with a blank journal ;-) I always scrabble on anything I can find to write on ... no need to mention that on many occasions I loose my doodles before I can use them.

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  30. Yes indeedy,I am a journal gal, and would love to win one.

    thanks for the giveaway and congratulations!!
    Blessings
    barbara jean

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  31. I would love to win a blank journal.

    I'm a fairly new follower to your blog and I love it. You find the best things and have such good ideas!

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  32. 500 followers! You go girl!! The critters are enjoying your sunflower gift, dried or not. xo

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  33. COunt me it! I would love one of your journals! Both Dan & I loved meeting you this past weekend. You are amazingly creative. See you next time!
    Your new friend,
    CJ ZOndervan
    cjvandaff@comcast.net

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  34. Firstly, LOVE the sunflowers. Can there ever be too much white?

    Secondly, I'm not a journaler...I do it online at one of my blogs, but I'd still love to win one of your blank journals because my teenage daughters enjoy filling up journals with their dreams :o)

    peace.

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  35. Joan!!
    I did it!!!! I am now officially a marathoner------woooohooo!!!!
    Now back to reality...
    I love big old sunflower heads. I've had a few mildew on me as well. Darn. This is never as good as chatting in person, but at least you know I'm checking in.
    You know, maybe if I won a journal I could become organized?!
    wishful thinking
    LOL
    annie g

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  36. Ooh! I'd love to win a Journal! That would be so cool!

    http://peebsandroo.blogspot.com/
    peebsandroo@live.com

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  37. I'm definitely a journal girl and would love to win one of these!

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Leann

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  38. Blank Journal = Myriad Possibilities :) I'd love the possibilities! I enjoy your blog every time I get to visit.

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  39. I would love to win a blank journal! Thanks for offering the giveaway!
    mary

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  40. I would love to win a journal...you never know when a bright idea will come your way! What a great giveaway! Thanks!
    Rhonda

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  41. sweet sunflowers in the basket, they look great! COncrats with the 500 !

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  42. I love those sunflowers. I cut some of mine to dry, but have never done it before andnot sure if it will work. Wish me luck. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.

    Happy Wednesday.

    Kathleen

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  43. I love those sunflowers. I bought some at our farmers market last year and the birds around my shop had a field day! LOL. Happy White Wednesday, Patricia

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  44. I'd love a new blank journal! Just in time for the new season. Congrats on achieving 500 followers! That's awesome.

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  45. I'm totally a journal girl. I am also a list girl. I even took book binding so I could learn how to make some of my own.

    I love an empty book because of all the possibilities. It sounds like you do too.

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  46. Screech ... of course I'd love to throw my hat in the hopper. I have journals all over the house and write in some and admire some and save some. Thank you for this opportunity. Hugz Galore!

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  47. Oh, YEAH!!!!! I'd absolutely love one of your journals.....I keep them for everything, everywhere! Yours are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win one! (and thanks for the daily inspiration. Your blog is one of the first things I check every morning...revs my motor!)

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  48. I would LOVE LOVE to carry around one of your blank journals!!! A girl can't have too many journals...all of the ideas have to spill out somewhere!

    Those sunflower heads are GORGEOUS!!! Even with the mildew! ;-)

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  49. Oh yes I am a Journal girl. Wow 500 followers!! Congrats.

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  50. Yep, I would love a blank journal! I keep journals for different things: books I've read, project ideas, horse riding/horse training journal, etc.
    Congratulations on all your followers and a well done blog!

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  51. I'd love to have one of your journals. Please enter my name. I love your blog! Amy amydhay@gmail.com

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  52. Yes, I'd love to win a blank journal! Just found your blog through Cindy at My Romantic Home. Glad I did and look forward to reading more of your blog. Also signed up as a follower.

    Thanks so much!!
    Michele R.(CA)
    Luvkittysgiveaways at Gmail dot com
    Butterfly Whispers

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  53. I would love a blank journal. I need one to keep track of all my crafts and swaps!

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  54. I always wanted to be a journal girl - now all I need is a blank journal! Please enter me! uffda_68787@yahoo.com

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  55. 500 is awesome...congrats! Would love to have a new journal...I am always writing my ideas down on something! mcnamara.arlene@gmail.com

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  56. 500!?!?! You are amazing, congrats!

    I am a total journal girl and so need a new one. I had to bring a regular old spiral on my trip to Chicago. It was horrible!

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  57. 500???? Wow, you go girl. I always think a new journal holds so much promise and adventure!! Great giveaway!

    Suzanne

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  58. Congratulations on your boatload of followers! :)

    I AM a journal girl in fact and I would love to win one of your blank journals. I have a notebook I carry with me everywhere and I write down every idea, inspiring quote, drawings and addresses I really can't seem to remember. Love it!

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  59. Love journals...Congrats on 500 followers! I am inching my way to 200 and I am so excited! Wow...500!

    http://housequeen.blogspot.com

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  60. I would love to win! I write in my journal every day of my life...and have for YEARS! I am addicted!

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  61. Hi,
    I would love to win a journal!

    Kristen

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  62. richandpamwestbrook@yahoo.comOctober 17, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    Where would I be without my journals!?!---in one I write in the evening about my day, another has crafting ideas, another holds quotes that inspire,one has ideas for my dream b&b, and another keeps me sort-of organized for my day--and those are just the ones I can think of now. I love the sunflowers and can relate to the disappointment of them mildewing--drats! I'd love to win one of your journals as I'm always looking for new and different ones.

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  63. I'm a new follower and I'm so happy I stumbled upon you!!!

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  64. I am also a new follower. Great photos, and your blog rocks! Would love to win one of your fabulous journals. Please come and visit me sometime. Thanks again, Nan

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  65. I love old moldy sunflower heads and especially love your journals!!!Hugs.

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  66. I'm a journal girl too....Well, actually more of a sketchbook girl, but I write notes in those too; verses and rhymes that come to me, ideas for new work, etc...Would love to enter your drawing, thanks!

    ~ Carolee

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  67. What a beautiful journal! I'd love to be included in your giveaway! Thanks.
    cmflan122@gmail.com

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  68. i would love to win a journal - i have tons of them, for my girls, for me, for notes, love a good journal. off to follow you :D

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  69. I'm a follower!!! I'd love to win!!!

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  70. Hi Joan
    You have to be the fastest in the west, how have you gotten to 500 already? It was just a month ago you were at 200... Congratulations
    Glad to be back
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  71. congratulations!!! I can't even imagine 500 people being interested in my little blog :-)

    Who wouldn't love a journal?? ;-)

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  72. I would love to win a journal!

    I read your blog regularly, and I
    enjoy your point of view and lovely
    pictures.

    Thank you!

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  73. I am definitely a journal girl! Toss me an entry in that hat please!

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  74. I'm a journal girl from way back...please enter me!
    PAttee

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  75. I'd love to win the blank journal. I'm a scrapbooker and would love to alter it and add some journalling!

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  76. Please count me in! I would absolutely LOVE to win one of your blank journals. I have so many ideas...now all I need to do is have my name picked!
    **smiles**
    Carol

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  77. For the sunflower heads use a food dehydrator or put in regular oven at 200 degrees for 2 hours or until dried =)

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