Saturday, September 29, 2007

And the WINNERS are......

Ya'll made my week!! I got such a kick out of this contest & it was so much fun watching lots of you newbies "come out of the closet", so to speak. Thanks for being good sports & saying hello. Now I feel like I know more of you out there who are stopping by all the time. You really have no idea how good it makes me feel to know that you all enjoy my blog & look forward to new posts. That keeps me going! I have saved a bunch of new blog links & when I get a chance I'll come & visit you too. It's getting harder & harder for me to go & visit everyone that I'd like to, so I hope you understand. My schedule only leaves me limited time to keep up with my posts & I'm afraid visiting has to take a backseat much of the time. So, you get posts...or visits...not both most of the time! LOL I'll try to make the next 100 fun & informative too.


I chose the winners using the Random # Generator thingy and now without further delay...the winners are:

Grand Prize - Lyndy, of Oh, Fiddle Dee Dee won the top prize & gets to choose 3 things out of my shop. Lyndy is in Canton, GA, which is close to where I used to live.

Prize # 2 - Goes to MimiG - Mimi, I do not have an email address for you, so I hope you'll check in. You get to choose 2 items out of my shop. I have actually met Mimi before. We were acquainted from another decorating board from long ago & Mimi popped up at my yardsale that I had at my house last year & recognized me. It truly is a small world. Mimi, do you still live in Birmingham??

Prize # 3 - Goes to Amy in Prattville. Amy, you get to choose 1 item from the shop. How about that! The random thingy chose all Southern girls & I had nothing to do with how it landed. Amy, I don't think I have your email either, so give me a holler.

Y'all can all email me at rhoda12@bellsouth.net with your choices & mailing addresses. Lyndy gets to choose first, then Mimi, then Amy, so I hope y'all aren't all fighting over the same stuff. There's plenty to go around! Go ahead & choose and email me & then I'll let you know if there are items that more than one of you want.

EDITED TO ADD: Mimi & Amy, Lyndy has already chosen her 3 & they are: Angel candleholder, Gold cherub lamp, & the Mama/Baby Bunny figurine. So, the rest is up for grabs!

Now I bet you are all glad you posted this time, huh?! I've got a few yardsale things to share with you, so I'll post those in the next couple of days. I thoroughly enjoyed this contest! Y'all were so much fun. And I have a few new blogs to check out too!

After all the prizes are chosen, I will be having a HUGE SALE to liquidate all the merchandise left in my shop (it will be great, I promise), so please check back in the next couple of days!!! It ALL has to go! If I'm going to do this shop again in the Spring, I have to move out what I have now.
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Several of you asked about putting the signature on your blog. It's easy & I learned from Kari's blog, Just Livin' Large (that girl is a hoot, BTW, so go & visit her if you haven't already). She was talking about it recently & so I took the instructions someone gave her & did it myself. Go here to My Live Signature and follow the instructions. It's pretty easy, but if you have problems, email me & I'll walk yo through it. It's a wizard-type program & really works easy. You pick the font, color, size & slant, then save it all & it will give you the html code to put on your blog. THEN, you go to Settings, Formatting, and under there you'll see a box that says Post Template. COPY the html code that My Live Signature generates for your signature & paste it in this box. Everytime you open a new post, it will have your signature there. You can edit & change it just the way you want. Isn't that cool?? I love it. Thanks, Kari for sharing with us!

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25 friends stopped by:

Lyndy said...

I am so excited, as I have never won anything. Thank you so much or doing this. What a sweetheart you are.

Hugs, Lyndy

Cathy said...

Congrats to the winners!

Thanks for posting the link for the signature...it worked!

the feathered nest said...

Congrats to the winners and I'm looking forward to your sale. I wonder if the signature thingie works in typepad or just blogger.

Manuela

Nunnie's Attic said...

Thank you so much for having this giveaway. It's such fun to play even if you don't win. Check out my blog today...I mention you and exactly what you're talking about. You're so sweet though I thought you should know that you deserve more credit than you give yourself!

Thanks for the signature info!

Love,
Julie

Amy (Prattville, AL) said...

Rhoda,
Thank you so much for choosing my name! Your blog is always so refreshing. May God bless you for your generous spirit!
Amy

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Congrats on having such a hugh success with your giveaway. I already knew what I wanted from your shop if I won..... which I didn't! :( waaaaaaa

Congratulations winners!

BellaColle said...

Hurray you lucky winners!! Thanks for sharing about the signature...I'm definatly gonna check it out! waay cool.

Rosemary said...

Rhoda,
Congrats to all the winners!! You are the nicest!
I will go and try that signature thing. I said try.
I will let you know.
Have a great weekend, and thanks for the sweet comments on my blog.
Rosemary

violetlady said...

I have missed stopping in to your blog lately -- sometimes not enough time to check in on everyone. I see you are the same. What a great drawing-sorry I missed it. Thanks for the instruction of a signature. I may try it!

Diane said...

Hi Rhoda. Congrats to all your winners! Very lucky gals :) I am off to check out getting a signature for my blog. Thanks for the info. Diane

Kari & Kijsa said...

Thanks for the opportunity (even though we didn't win) it was still fun to play! Can't wait to see what you have for sale!

blessings, kari and kijsa

PAT said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Pat

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Rhoda, I'm probably being dense, but it won't be the first time for me. How do I purchase something from your shop? I want the pillow cases, the first item.

Kari said...

I can't believe I didn't win. (heavy, heavy sigh) My toes are cramped for being crossed for so long. I weep with sorrow at my loser-ness.

But glad you had such a turn out for the contest! And I hope all your lurkers continue to leave comments. That's part of the fun of blogging is hearing from other people, isn't it? If all we wanted was to write to ourselves, we'd do a diary, huh? lol

ohiofarmgirl said...

Sure looks like you are having a lot of fun! Best wishes to the winners. Dianntha

The Decorated House said...

You had a drawing for your 100th post? Last week was busy I guess!

Congrats to all 3 of your winners!I'm sure they will enjoy their new goodies.
Donna

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

And thanks Rhonda, for always sharing with us too. I'll check out that signature sight. Pretty cool!

Blessings!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Thanks Rhonda. I now have my signature on my blog too. You are too cool!!!!

Thanks a million!

Blessings!

Abbie said...

congratulations to the winners, they are too lucky, Thanks for the instructions for the signatures.
I got my package yesterday, I didn't open it, I'm moving so I just placed it with the gazillion other boxes already packed up.
Thanks again!

Wild Rose said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and to the winners. Sorry that I missed your giveaway Rhoda, but I seem to be so short of time these days.

Marie x

restyled home said...

w on earth did I miss this give-away?? I guess I'm like you and have been busy with work, but still!! I'm bummed!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Rhoda- now I'm having a give-a-way. Come see!

Anonymous said...

Rho-
How exciting!!! I've relocated to Jacksonville; but, I really enjoyed meeting y'all AND eating at California Kitchen.
I'll let you know what my choices are - you're great for doing this.
Will email with snail addy.
MimiG

Neutral Dwelling said...

Thanks so much for sharing the nifty signature link! I love it!

Kathleen Marie said...

This is my first visit. I came via Lyndy. Congratulations on your 100 posts +...

I enjoyed my look around. God Bless!