Friday, February 25, 2011

One Hundredth Post! *and giveaway*

Before I begin my 100th post, I would like to take care of a little business.  As many of you know, our cable and internet has been whacky lately.  However this is not the first time.  Our cable carrier has had to jackhammer our poor neighbors' driveway four times since we have lived here.  Our cable dude is like Eldin from Murphy Brown.  Do you remember Eldin, the painter who never left Murphy's brownstone? There is always a cable van in our cul de sac.  It is finally "fixed" although we have two unburied cables running across our driveway presently. Most of my blog posts have been posted at the Starbucks three miles from our house lately because what internet we had was so slow.  For those of you who have not heard from me, please be patient and keep leaving your comments.  I will get around to you.  And for those bloggers I have been following, I will get around to visiting you soon, too.  Thanks for your patience with me!






100th Post

Pull up a chair and have some tea with me!  How do you take yours?  I like a black tea, like Earl Grey or Irish Breakfast, with plenty of whole milk and a little sugar.


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I wish I could have tea with each and every one of you.  I feel so blessed to have met so many kind and creative women while blogging.  I must confess that I started blogging because I was ill and needed surgery.  A friend suggested that I start blogging because it would be a fun diversion for me. She said that every other artist she knows blogs!

So I started.  I made some friends along the way (you!), and I have learned so much from you.  I appreciate all of your comments, and your sweet emails and prayers have helped me recover.

I am humbled by your kindness, and honored by your friendship.  I am in awe of your talent, and appreciative of your humor!

Thank you.  All of you!

In order to celebrate my 100th post, I am hosting a little giveaway.  I took a little trip to Anthropologie and picked up a few things.  Check it out!

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I love these mugs.  I like the paint that is splattered on them.


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I have several mugs and cups with paint that won't wash off, so these mugs appealed to the artist in me!

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I like the designs and shade of green on these napkins.


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I love buying things that help others.  The napkin rings are made by women in Rwanda; buying these handmade products ensures the women's financial independence.


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I bought the dish towel because it reminds me of spring.

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If you are chosen, you will win the four mugs, four napkins, set of napkin rings, and dish towel.

To win, you must:

1.  Follow this blog, and

2.  Write a comment after this post.

If you want another (second) chance to win, mention my giveaway on your blog and link back to this post.  Then leave another comment letting me know!

That's it!  Maybe one day I can meet my blogging buddies and we can share tea and/or coffee together.

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Again, thank you for welcoming me in the blogosphere!


Please look for my Literary Friday post later this afternoon or evening.

Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

82 comments:

  1. I am already a follower and love your blog! It is so exciting that this is your 100th post and you have AMAZING stuff to give away!

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  2. Cara Ricki,grazie dei tuoi commenti sempre dolci,ti auguro tanta serenità,auguri per i tuoi 100 post.Mi piace molto il post con le belle tazze e il grazioso strofinaccio.Felice weekend,Rosetta

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  3. HI RICKY I AM SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR INTERNET PROBLEMS I ALSO LIKE EARLD GREY TEA WITH CREAM,I HOPE THAT YOUR INTERNET GET FIX IN NO TIME, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 100TH POST..HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY...SANDRA

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  4. Where do I begin. First, this is an AWESOME giveaway and I will post about it later today. Second, I should win, so pick me :). Maybe someday we will be big enough to attend some blogger this or that and we can meet!! Wouldn't that be fun? Earl Grey is a staple in our house as my girls love a pot of tea on a cold day. It is our favorite. My MIL got us hooked. I am so glad you came to blogging and that we met thru our blogs.

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  5. I'm a follower, and I love Anthropologie!!
    And I have to tell you Ricki Jill that "STARBUCKS" is one of my favorite places, the nearest being half hour away, makes it difficult to go as much as I would like, soooo with that said, it's great that you post from there alot, sorry about the cable/internet guys.

    And I think it would be awesome to have tea/coffee.
    Great getting to know you!
    I have been a follower, so I'm gonna put the giveaway on my sidebar.
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  6. I am a follower!
    What a beautiful giveaway. You are right, blogging is a blessing!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. YAY! Congrats on your 100th post!! So exciting! Of course I'm a follower and would LOVE to have tea with you some day! :) I'm a Chai kinda girl!

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  8. Congrats on your 100th post!! I am a follower ofcourse! I would love to win!! Bummer your internet has been slow. I hate that!! I hope it gets better for you soon.

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  9. Congrats on the 100 post. What a wonderful giveaway you are having please count me in and I am also a follower. I hope you get your internet fixed soon. I know what a pain that can be.

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  10. Ricki, Congrats on your 100th post! I am already a follower & love checking out your blog all the time! You are such a sweet person! You have left me many wonderful comments on my blog, which I love to get! This giveaway is great! The napkins would look wonderful on my dining room table! lol Have a great day! XO Allison

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  11. Congratulations, I have been following for quite awhile and never knew you were sick, please throw my hat in the ring I would love to win!! Glad you liked my post, It is the raciest one I have done and I am holding my breath, hoping I don't get kicked out of blog land!LOL

    Carol

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  12. I would love to sit & have a cup of tea with you. I bet we could chat the day away!

    Congrats on the 100th post. I am already a follower. The items you selected are beautiful. Anthropologie never disappoints.

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  13. Amazing giveaway! I am following your blog!

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  14. I put your contest in my side bar and post! at the top!

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  15. I prefere Espresso...but I like english breakfast with milk too,molto bello e originale il tuo give away...cercherò di farne uno appena mi sarà possibile...e sicuramente lo linkerò nel mio blog...Bacioni(a sort of big kisses),Annalisa

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  16. what a fabulous giveaway...i love everything you chose and would love to win!! i think some of those pretties would really brighten things up around here.

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  17. Great Giveaway Ricki...Enjoying following you!

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  18. Your Giveaway is on my sidebar...thanks for the chance to win Ricki!!!

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  19. I'm following you! Great giveaway. I especially love the tea towel!!!
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    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* Lori Lynn *

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  20. I also made a little button for your giveaway and put it on my sidebar1
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    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* Lori Lynn *

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  21. Congratulations on your 100th Post!! What lovely items you picked up, I especially love the napkins, my favorite color is green! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! And here's to another 100 posts!

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  22. Congrats on your 100th post! What a fantastic accomplishment. This give-away is mind blowing. Amazing. I also love the paint splatters (for the same reason too). I'm actually thinking about adding some of my paintings to my blog.

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  23. Congrats on your 100th post...I am a new follower of your sweet blog....Great giveaway...looking forward to read you blog more...
    Have a Blessed day
    Tonja

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  24. Wouldn't it be awesome to meet up with all bloggy friends for a weekend at a great bed and breakfast!! What fun would that be....shopping, talking, EATING, :) I've thought about that before....Congratulations on your 100th AWESOME post and what an AWESOME giveaway you have going on. All gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous treasures. Love them. (crossing my fingers) Wishing you a beautiful weekend!!!

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  25. What an awesome giveaway...love all these beautiful items.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  26. I'm going to post your giveaway on my blog.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  27. Hey Ricki, I did a post about your giveaway!
    http://leomommyof4.blogspot.com/2011/02/im-still-here-friends-giveaway.html 2 chances for me to win, yay! XO Allison

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  28. Congratulations on your 100th blog post! I am so happy for you!

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  29. Congrats on your 100th post! Isn't blogging just the most addicting thing? I'm a new follower and anxious to find out more about you. I hope you'll stop over to my blog and join my linky party...and I'm also having a giveaway! Have a great weekend!

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  30. Congratulations on your 100th post! That's an achievement. I love Anthropologie...wish we had one near us...
    Those paint-splattered mugs are adorable. I, too, have many splatters on my favorite coffee mug. You know, I would love to join you for a cup of tea and get to know you...
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  31. I'm a new follower and love your blog already!

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  33. Hmmm, didn't know I should only comment 2 times...any way. I posted about your blog on my blog
    http://alilbitofthis-alilbitofthat.blogspot.com/
    I'm so happy I stumbled upon you today and hope my readers do the same!

    side note: I tried to copy your button for my blog side bar...I can't copy it. Does this happen often?

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  34. You have picked some beautiful items! Congratulations on your 100th post and thank you for including me. I am a GFC follower.

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  35. Congratulations on 100 posts - nearly 100 GFC followers too, very auspicious, yes? :D

    I just found your blog via A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That. I'm really loving it so far!

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  36. I follow and think everything here is beautiful. I'd love to win!
    sunnysummersmile at gmail dot com

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  37. Congratulations on your 100th post! So exciting! I was just swooning over the mugs and tea towels at Anthropologie this weekend. I love your blog...you inspire me!

    Michelle

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  38. Just became a follower. Very cute things youhave there and congrats on 100.

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  39. I have just become a follower! You have a beautiful blog! I love what you have chosen for
    your 100th giveaway!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  40. I'm a follower and love your great imagination!

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  41. Congratulations on 100 posts, Ricki! You have chosen such gorgeous giveaway items. I'm looking forward to catching up on your blog!
    Cheers, Andrea

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  42. Congrats on a great blog! I would be thrilled to win! I posted my Happy List this morning! ♥♥♥

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  43. your 110th follower celebrating your 100th post! whoohoo !! CONGRATS!
    tea's on at FHC to celebrate ") Welcome!

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  44. I am so very happy I saw this...Oh my I love anthro. This is such a kind and generous giveaway. Please count me in..loves it.

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  45. congrats on your 100th post!!! i'm a new follower!! would love to have some tea with you!!! cheers!

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  46. I am your newest follower. I found you thru A Home in the Roses! What a beautiful giveaway! Antro. is always a good gift! xo, Caroline

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  47. I am following, but looked back to older posts and saw this. Eldin! That's a flash back for sure!
    I am having a little give away too, and a big one for the St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl.
    I love your gifts, how sweet!

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  48. Hello! I found you through Coastal Charm, and I'm your newest follower. Thanks for the chance to win, and congrats on your milestone! :)

    Kelly

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  49. Ricki, congratulations on 100 posts! Your giveaway is a beautiful, generous gift. I'd be thrilled to have an opportunity to win this. Count me in. I'm already a follower. ~ Sarah

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  50. congratulations, I am new to all the blog hoping and yours is the first one I have entered...I love Anthropologie and hope to win! I am new at the blogging but love arts, crafts, and photography. I work at a wildlife sanctuary in education and always try to add a recycled project to the mix. looking forward to you posts. have a great day! smiles

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  51. You are so sweet. Well, I already knew that just from some chatting back & forth. This is a wonderful give-away! Of course, I am already a follower, but I will put a link to your blog in the post I'm working on today. I'll come back and let you know about that. Loved learning more about you in the questionnaire. We would definitely be friends in person, I think. I could be your older, motherly-type friend. LOL!!!
    CAS

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  52. Hi Ricki,
    I would LOVE to win these beautiful mugs and all these wonderful goodies. I am a follower and Please count me in! Thank you SO Much, You are Always SO Sweet!
    Hugs, Donna

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  53. Hi Ricki, I just blogged about your generous giveaway... Thank you SO MUCH and enter me twice!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  54. Are you kidding?! Everything is beautiful! I especially LOVE the mugs and the Spring tea towel!

    I'm already your follower!

    xo
    Deborah in NC

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  55. Your generous giveaway is on my sidebar & links back to this post.

    xo
    Deborah in NC

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  56. What a lovely giveaway ... congrats on your milestone.
    Please enter me ~ I follow.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day ~
    Have a beautiful eve ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    CSN GIVEAWAY ENDS 3/17

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  57. Hi Ricki,

    How very lovely. Please count me in.

    Thanks!
    Lois

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  58. Tomorrow morning at 7AM my post will go on line for my give away and I'm mentioning yours, too. :) So, you have a link over there on my blog to your give away as of tomorrow morning.

    I'm so glad I found your blog.

    Lois

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  59. What a great giveaway, Ricki! I love those cups with splattered paint too especially because I paint. Congrats on your 100th!...Christine

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  60. I am a new follower!...Christine

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  61. Congratulations on 100 posts. I just became a follower.

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  62. I am a new follower as well. That is a lovely giveaway!

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  63. Just started following your blog and I love it- Love your giveaway love to have a cuppa with you some day as well!

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  64. Visiting you from Donna's Cottage, she told us all about you & your great blog and your 100th post giveaway.
    The mugs are fab, very funky and the napkins & napkin rings go so well together, what great taste you have.
    Should your giveaway be open to international bloggers too, I would love to be entered in the draw.

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  65. Hi again,
    So, now I'm your latest follower and if you get the chance I would love you to come over & visit Normandy Life.
    a bientot
    Maggie.

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  66. I would love to win your giveaway! Congrats on your 100th post! I am a new follower and will be browsing your blog today.

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  67. congrets!Love it! we don't have that store here, so i will try to winn your give away, love the mugs, because everything here is splatterd with paint,sometimes:-)I am a follower! greetings

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  68. Ijust discovered your blog. I am enjoying going through your web site. Congrets! What a pertty giveaway,please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

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  69. I'm a new follower! Lovely giveaway. Thank you!
    Tracy

    www.simplicity-tracy.blogspot.com

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  70. Well, I would just love to come and have tea with you as I am a tea addict! :)
    I am coming over from Donna at Conghaile Cottage and am your new follower. I would love to be entered for the giveaway! Come for a visit when you have time! Linda

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  71. Congratulations on your 100th post! I think this is a generous giveaway and I found out about it from Conghaile Cottage blog. I would love to be entered an am going to follow you right after this comment. I would love for you to visit Verde Farm when you have a minute.
    Thank you and so great to meet you :)
    Amy at Verde Farm

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  72. Donna spoke so highly of you on her blog, I thought I would come visit you and click the follow button! Please run over and visit me...I have a giveaway going on now too!!

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  73. What a great giveaway. Congratulations and thank you for the chance.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  74. i follow your blog and i love those napkins. great giveaway!

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  75. I follow your blog via GFC (Alexandra Andrei) and Id love to enter the giveaway!

    alex_sup3rgirl[at]yahoo[dot]com

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