Friday, July 30, 2010

GIVEAWAY Winner Announced for The Twinery!

Hi to you all and thank you so much for entering my first true hosted giveaway! And....the winner is.......[if you were on tv, you would automatically go to commercial, right?].....but I won't keep you holding on: It was from Comment #4 [randomly drawn!] and "CallMePretty411" is going to be happy to receive her great prize from The Twinery. And, please come back and share what great things you're doing with this twine.

If you have a chance, remember, you have another giveaway that I mentioned over at and I sure hope you'll visit and that you'll win that one! I'm looking forward to starting another giveaway very soon and bringing some great content to all of you entrepreneurs out there! Have a blessed weekend and talk with you very soon! :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Beautiful Day in a Small Southern Town & New Giveaway

This is one gorgeous day in McDonough, Georgia! You're looking at the town square and Courthouse in the background. The clock was just finished ringing in lunchtime with nothing but blue skies! The sights and sounds of life zooming by on the one-way streets around the square kept me occupied and made me aware of the busy-ness that we all experience each day. I realized that I have a deep appreciation for my small-town life and know that Atlanta is only a few short miles away. But, for now, I'll soak in the peace of the day and check out the small boutiques that dot our area. Let's walk......................................

There's a relatively new spot that I haven't checked out before [and haven't even had the time to stop until now!]. I found this plaque and everything it said is true. Comically, laughingly true. If I weren't a Southerner, I'd try to find one real quick just to hear those extra syllables in the words. And, I'd go home with them to visit their grandma to get some of that home-cookin' that can't be beat anywhere.
Read this and tell me if you think it's true:

Tea is sweet and accents are sweeter.
Summer starts in April.
Macaroni & Cheese is a vegetable.
Front porches are wide and words are long.
Pecan pie is a staple.
Y'all is the only proper noun.
Chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy.
Everything is darlin' and
Someone's heart is always being blessed.

So true, don't you think? And, if that isn't comical enough, I decided today to change my home phone answering service message. It only took me about 7 tries to get it to the point the it didn't sound like I was adding all of those syllables! I had never realized it before, nor do I make it a habit of listening to myself on a recording. It's kind of ridiculous and I never thought I had a really heavy Southern drawl. Do you have an accent? Are you living in a different state or country now? And, do you find that people stop you and ask where you're from. Oh well, that's just a little blurb for today.
And, now, guess what? I am sponsoring a give away for a $50 jewelry selection [from my jewelry line at ] of your choice [if you win :)] and you can enter over at Rhoda's blog . [Head on over there if you have a chance!!!] Look for her giveaway page. I'd love for you to enter and I'd love for you to win!! I love your comments---they make my day---so, please feel free to let me know what's going on with you today! And, tomorrow [Friday, noon], I'll be announcing the winner of my giveaway with The Twinery. If you haven't entered that giveaway, what are you waitin' on?? You might just win!

Have a blessed night/day!! Rebecca

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A Super Giveaway featuring The Twinery

Hey, I was so excited [imagine that!] about this absolutely wonderful giveaway chance for you, my friends!! I was going to post it in a few days, but jeepers, I couldn't contain my excitement, so here it is!! And, it is made here in the USA! I'm a huge supporter of handmade & made in the USA products, so here's my chance to promote this great company!!!

This is a great [and generous] giveaway from The Twinery! You'll have a chance to win a 3 pack [full spools] of your choice valued at $42 and the rules for entering are so simple!! Not to mention the fact that if you want to place an order when you're checking out The Twinery's beautiful twine, just put in the promotion code "BIRDIE25" and they will give you 25% off your order. This will be a valid code for 7 full days!

Now, on to the fun "rules":

(1) Visit and select your favorite color---hey you can even make a note of the 3 that you want to select if you win! Then, come back here to my blog and sign up as a "follower" and leave a comment telling us what color tickles your fancy. Please make sure that you're a follower and I'll make sure that your name is in my random selection box. And, it's just one comment per follower, please. Once you're a follower of my blog, you'll be notified of the next super-duper giveaway :) !!!

(2) If you blog about this giveaway on your blog and link back to my blog, I'll enter your name again for a second chance!

Just think of all the projects you can do with these beautiful spools of delicious twine! I'm a little dizzy thinking about what I will do with the twine that I'm going to be ordering. I'll be announcing the "winner" on Friday, July 30th, at "high noon". I can't wait to jump up and down with you & squeal with delight when YOU win! Scurry on over to !

See you back here real soon, Rebecca :)