Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Saturday ...

Just wanted to say hello ! It is a beautiful day here ,a tad warm at 92 but the sun is shining and life is.good. Today is the last day of our local county fair  and hubby is helping out with the usual problems that can arise at these gatherings.

I am still miserable but grateful for the day that I have been given. I may be dealing with poison ivy and look like a chipmunk getting ready for a harsh winter but I am still blessed.Thank the Good Lord for Benadryl  !

I  have met many new and wonderful ladies since I have started my blog and all I can say is a big thank you. To show my appreciation I have decided  to have a giveaway once I reach 50 followers .I am sorry that I was not able to get the giveaway posted yesterday but I was having problems getting the stand glued in place.I finally took  it apart this morning and went a different route.

 Here is what I am going to be giving away ....

It is a canteen gourd that I grew last year and painted this week  .This is a nice sized gourd measuring 12 inches  across and tall. The gourd is about 5 inches thick . I used a John Sliney design as inspiration and put my own spin on it.

The rules are as follows.
1.You must be a follower of this blog.
2.Leave a comment letting  me know you want to be entered on this post . If you don't have a blog please leave me a way to contact you should you win .
3.For a second entry ,post about  this on your blog.
4.And if you add my giveaway to your sidebar I 'll add your name one more 
5.For another entry tell me a favorite summer time memory .
 6.This is open only for the United States ,sorry but with shipping cost I felt this would be the best.
Once I reach the 50 followers goal I will have hubby pull out  a name. Good luck and hugs,Jen


Sugar Bush Primitives said...

I LOVE that gourd!! You are very talented!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Hey, Jennifer! How sweet of you to have such a great giveaway!
I am a follower.
I live in Iowa.
I will post your giveaway on my sidebar.
I don't find your button.
My favorite summer memory is going down to the creek with my Mom and Dad and siblings to go swimming on hot days. It was a pretty creek called the Overshot and that cool water rushed over us so fast. It was awesome. I also remember all of us kids sleeping on the living room floor with the front door open and a fan blowing on us. We laughed and giggled but always fell asleep, scattered around on the floor. Growing up was such fun. Too bad it didn't last longer......
Good luck with your giveaway.
Can you remove the word verification from your comment? Would sure making commenting easier.

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Wow! That gourd is awesome and you do wonderful work! I'd love to be entered. I'm a follower! Thank you for your sweet comment regarding my kitchen cabinets. Enjoy your Sunday!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Hi Jen, I am a follower of your blog. Iwill post you giveaway on my next post and have some follower's come on by and sign up in this awesome giveaway made you you!
That is e entries and for the 3ard entry my favorite memory is getting a teen magazine and sitting under my Grandmother's tree and have watermelon, I would lay there for hours with my magazine and watermelon. I could have sat there forever. How I miss that! So there is 3 entries,you did an AWESOME job painting that.
You are very talented girl!

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TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh Jen!! That gourd is wonderful!! How talented are you Girl!!! Yikes!! I would so love to be entered for a chance to win it!!! I am a follower and so happy to be!! I have posted your giveaway on my sidebar as well. As for my favorite summertime memory - it would have to be the bike rides down endless country roads....I could be gone the better part of all day and cars were few and far between. A simple thing, and a simple memory - but one very dear to me!! Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin


Hi, please enter me in your giveaway. I love that gourd. I will also post on my sidebar. One of my favorite summer time memories, no school and playing at the lake.

Carol Stuck said...

Hi Jennifer: I am trying again to leave a comment. Please enter me in your giveaway for the beautiful gourd. You are a very talented artist. I am a new follower and will post your giveaway to my sidebar.

My favorite summer daughter just got married on the 10th in our backyard. I am sure that this will be a very special memory for me and one that will bring lots of smiles:)

Thank you, Jennifer for such a wonderful giveaway!!

hugs and smiles,

jennifer said...

I'm now following.

jennifer said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks

jennifer said...

Off to post about it now.

jennifer said...

You giveaway buttons not showing up on my puter. Favorite Summer memory is watching lightning bugs flickering after dark.

jennifer said...

I think I need to go bak to bed. Posting your button now:)

cottageprims said...

Love the gourd.I've been following so glad you took the leap and decided to start a blog.Count me in on the giveawy.Warm Blessings!~Amy

yorkie mom said...

I am a new follower!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Hi Jen I posted about the giveaway on my blog!!!!

Jerri said...

Hi Jennifer. What a lovely giveaway! I'm new to your blog and just became a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

Trace4J said...

Hi Jen
I am a new follower.
Please enter me.
Found you from Jennifer (hoodiesandflipflops)
Granny Trace

shelbi89 said...

I am a follower..

shelbi89 said...

I want to be entered..I don't have a blog so I will leave my email address..

shelbi89 said...

My favorite summer time memory would have to be lots of BALLGAMES! :)) I love watching my man play softball! :))

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Hey Jennifer,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment!

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! You can paint really well!

Have a great week! :)


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Me again....I'm also a follower now! :)'re getting really close to 50!


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Wasn't sure I was supposed to leave different comments for each things, so I did.

I have lots of favorite summer memories of my childhood...but at the top would be catching "lightning bugs" at dusk and eating my mom's homemade popsicles and of course riding my bike! Those days were carefree!

If I get your giveaway posted on my blog or sidebar, I'll come back and let ya know!


Tam said...

Hi I am a new follower (number 46 I think) best of luck getting to 50 (your almost there) Please enter me I love sheep I use to raise them and my favorite summer memories are showing my sheep at the New England fairs. I'm posting on my sidebar what a unique giveaway Thanks

Anonymous said...

How beautiful your giveaway is. I love hand painted items.
1. I am a new follower
2. I will post on my sidebar
3. I have made a comment.
4. I will post on my blog.
5. My favorite memory of summer is having a picnic at gramma's as a child under the big oak tree.
Please enter my name, I live in Ohio.
Country at heart

Angela said...

Good evening Jen, Just became follower #49. One more to go. Would love to be entered into your giveaway. I love the gourd and the painting is beautiful. I am looking forward to getting to know you and will visit often. When you have time would love for you to follow me back at Thru Nanas Window.
Oh, my favorite summer memory was making homemade ice cream from the old wooden freezer with the hand crank and getting to lick the paddle from inside. The best ice cream on those old wooden paddles. Have a great day.

Me 2 U Primitives said...

Hi - I am already a follower of your blog. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I have posted it to my sidebar. My favorite summertime memory was a few years back, my family had the opportunity to vacation on the East Coast and got to see many of the National Historical sites. Thanks, Trish

Shirlee said...

Hi Jennifer! Looks like I'm #50 : ) Please enter me in your giveaway. I have also posted your giveaway to my sidebar & made mention of it in my last post. As far as my favorite summertime memory, I'd have to say it would be visiting my aunt when I was a teenager & walking around the neighborhood with my cousin after dark. We had some good talks during those walks : ) Please come visit me at my blog if you have the chance : ) Blessings, Shirlee

TheRustyThimble said...

Oh I hope I am not too late to sign up just found your blog I am a new follower and I will add this to my sidebar

Barb said...

Hi Jennifer,
I found your blog by way of the Crafty Stitchers.
I love your gourd and would love to be entered in your giveaway. (New follower #53).
I am having a giveaway that will end tomorrow so drop by and sigh up if you are interested!
Thanks and enjoy your day,

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Jennifer~ Please enter me in your giveaway~ so kind & generous~ A wonderful item!!!
Loving your blog~Going to check more of it out!!

Christie said...

I am a new follower. Could I please be entered into your drawing. You have some wonderful pictures on your blog. Off to check out more of your blog. - Christie in Batavia, OH

Mary said...

Hi Jen, first let me say I am so sorry for your loss,and my heart goes out to yous. I will keep you and your famuly in my prayers.
1)I would love to be entered into your very generous giveaway.
2)I am a follower of your blog.
3)I have posted on my sidebar.
4)I have also done a post on my blog telling everyone about your giveaway,
5)My fav. summertime memory is when my dad's whole family and ours rented cabins on the lake for a whole wk. We all got to spend a fun filled wk together, fishing,boating,and bonding, not to mention listening to the most awesome stories around the camp fire at night.
I would also like to thank you for sharing a little bit of yourself,with giving us all a chance at winning one of your beautiful creations. TY Big Hugsss Mary

mrssmith07 said...

Hi Jen!! Love what you are giving away...perfect for summer or anyone who loves decorating with some Americana year round even!! You do amaZing work my friend!!

I would LOVE to be entered in your drawing!! I am a follower since the beginning!! :)

Love your are doing a fantastic job at it!!

Rox :)

Tolentreasures said...

Just became a follower, I thought that I already was...oops! Your gourd is wonderful, I would love to win it! Favorite memory, hmmm, playing with all the neighborhood kids and walking to the town swimming pool in the summer with friends, swimming all day and walking home. Wish kids could still do that!

vwestermeyer said...

I so want to be entered! What talent you have

Mary said...

that is really neat! I love Americana stuff and the fact you grew the gourd! Very nice!