Wednesday, July 4, 2012

God Bless America and 1000 Posts!

Today is a very special day. It's the birthday of America.

This beautiful country has a short history, compared to say, European nations.  Like countries everywhere, it has its good points as well as bad. Kind of like people.

But today, most Americans feel deep pride in their hearts to be part of this great nation.

I love this country with all my heart and soul and feel immense gratitude for both sets of my late grandparents. They made incredible sacrifices to come here from Lithuania and Poland so their families could have better lives.

Today also marks 1000 posts on this blog!  

Plus a giveaway to celebrate. Woo hoo!

Yes, sweet blog peeps! That's right.

 You are reading the 1000th post from Writing Straight from the Heart.

In October of 2009, when I started this blog, I had no idea how much sheer joy it would bring to me. What I  wanted to do was just write, because writing is terribly important to me!

 There are so many fabulous people in blog land and I am so honored that you want to read my blog! So humbly honored!

It's true that I post seven days a week, rain, shine or snow--- kind of like the U.S. post men and women delivering mail, no matter what!. ha!  

It's thrilling to read your comments.  When a new Follower joins up, I'm always over the moon. 

So of course, to celebrate the 1000 posts, this blog is having a GIVEAWAY for Followers. 

Because of cost, I am unable to offer it to my beloved Followers outside of the USA. I'm deeply sorry about this.  Please forgive me.It makes me feel like the color of these letters. Blue.

The giveaway includes things I love. For instance, there's  an 84 inch oblong lace tablecloth. It's new, purchased just for this giveaway. You know how much I love lace.  There's a lace doily, too.

 There are three little books on tea and a tiny one on friendship. Remember how I like to keep two to three inch books in a little basket in the downstairs bathroom?

I'm also giving away one of my teacups. It's a pretty Bavarian one with gold colored leaves and a pink rose, just inside the rim of the cup.

 Also, a rose-covered tin that  I think is from England and
a very colorful shopping bag!

There's a little angel to hang on the wall and, last but not least, a Mikasa vase. It's about three and a half inches high and was made in "Slovenia."  

Okay, so all you have to do is be a Follower and leave a comment that you want to participate. 

 It will run through Friday night. I'll put all the names in a hat and on Saturday morning, I'll have my hubs draw a name. 

Hope you have a terrific day today!


Kristy said...

I want to enter your give-away!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

God Bless American, my home sweet home!

Happy 1000 posts! Exciting giveaway! :)

Kathe said...

Congrats on your century mark! Amazing how time flies isn't it? I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow~~1000 posts! Congrats! I am so happy to be one of your followers and count you as a friend! Great giveaway and thanks for the chance to enter! Hugs, Linda

Ruth Kelly said...

Wow you are giving away a lot or a lot to choose from. I'd like to be included and I am also new to blogging. Started in December of 2010.

I'd love to have the tea book treats. It sounds really interesting.

diane.stetson said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts ..Your words and pictures are always a treat to see and read. Happy fourth of July too!

Unknown said...

wohoo 1000 posts - Congratulations!
Lovely give aways :-)

Happy 4th of July my friend!


Bookie said...

Hard to realize you have done 1000! Good for you. What great give aways you choose. Please put my name in your hat.
And have a great Fourth of July, Susan!

Joyful said...

Congratulations on reaching such a milestone, and Happy 4th of July!

The Old Parsonage said...

Hey Susan

Congrats on the 1000th post - that's wonderful and you keep us coming back for more - love my visits here my friend.

I've been a follower since almost the beginning (I think) and have enjoyed every one!

Happy 4th!

Nellie said...

Congratulations on your 1000 posts! Amazing how quickly time passes! I really enjoy being a follower, and your giveaway is quite appealing. I'd like to enter, please.
xo Nellie

Dee said...

Throwing confetti your way...congratulations on post 1,000. It's Perfect that it fell on the fourth of July...a day of celebration. *I do want to participate in your drawing* I think it is nice of you to celebrate by sharing with others. Happy Fourth. Dee

Anonymous said...

Count me in! and congratulations!!

La Tea Dah said...

Congratulations on your 1,000th post! Awesome!!!! I appreciate how there is always something beautiful and interesting to read when I come here. Thank you!

And yes, I would LOVE to be entered into your blog drawing. Pretty please!


Rebecca said...

Sure! Please put my name in the "hat"! What a generous giveaway, Susan! And congratulations to you. Hope you're "good" for at least another 1,000!

Chatty Crone said...

I am in - please and thank you. They are all wonderful items because you have good taste! sandie

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