Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Red Giveaway!

Hello Everyone!
My 6 month blogging anniversary is May 1st!
It's the perfect time to have a giveaway.
Remember my previous post on toppers?
Many of you commented on my Dorothy
sign so I went out and bought you one as well.
Included are lovebirds, sachet, photo album and
the very best part is a $20 Target gift card.
It's all yours if you win!
1. Leave me a comment on this post.
2. If you are a follower of mine or would like to
become a follower not only would I love to have
you join me but you will also get two entries.
3. If you would like to post a photo on your sidebar and
a link back to my giveaway you will get three entries.
I will draw the winner on May the 4th.
Good luck to all!
A closeup of the little lovebirds.
A sneak peek of my porch makeover.
Have a wonderful week!


Karen said...

Well it's a good thing I came on-line one more time before we left, or I'd've missed this!!!!
Love red! Our master bedroom is taupe and red, and my beachy room is black and cream and red. PERECT!
Love it!
I want to know how you got so many followers in 6 months!!!!!
Have a good weekend!
Hugs. Karen

Dawn said...

So, I thought I was going to be the first one to comment on this, but it looks like Karen beat me to the punch!

Oh, well! Please enter me for this giveaway, I love to add touches of red everywhere in my home, and I MUST have that Dorothy sign!!!

I'm already a follower, by the way!!!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

Cathy said...

Count me in for the give-away!!! How wonderful!!! I am in love with that topper and the birds are just too cute!!! The geraniums are sooo pretty!!!

Come visit me a little later I am doing my first RED post. I hope you like it!!!

Have a great day!!!

xinex said...

Oh those 2 birds are precious. It's been 6 months already? Wow! Time sure flies when we are having fun, isn't it, Melissa? Your giveaways are all wonderful!...Christine

C Maisy said...

Hi Melissa~
Wow...congrats on your anniversary. I just did my 100th post.
Fun, right???
I love the color red. It's the color of my couch and accent pieces in my family room! Actually, the colors are red, black and white!
I love it!
I'm happy you found me....I just love your blog!

Sandra said...

Beautiful! I'm a red kind of gal too. I love the color red. I painted the fireplace red. I have red thru out my house too. :)

Lynda said...

What a lovely and generous giveaway, Melissa! Congratulations on your 6 months of blogging!

Linda said...

Got to Love Red!!!
Thanks for stopping in and your are so welcome for your Crown!
Please enter me in your giveaway, sounds like so much fun!
Linda Q

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Congrats on 6 months of blogging! I'm so glad I found you and your blog. I'd love to be entered in the contest! And I'm a follower. Yay!


Lisa said...

What a fabulous prize!

I'd love to be entered. :)



Lisa said...

And I'm a follower.


Stacey said...

How sweet! I actually went to Kirkland's looking for that topper after I saw yours. That is an adorable give away. I love that you included a red Target gift card. So smart!

susette said...

Ahhh!!! The geraniums are my favoritest thing on this post! I absolutely LOVE flowers and can't wait to get outside and start planting mine. I just have to wait for the magic date of May 10, so I don't risk losing any of my flowers to frost.

Hope you're having a beautiful day where ever you may be. ☼

Beth in NC said...

Wow, what a great giveaway!!! I am a new follower and here is my comment. Yay!

Six months of blogging and you have so many followers! Wow, how'd you do that? Congratulations!

Come over to my place and check out my reds.


Crystal said...

Thanks for posting. So glad I found your blog. Your home is lovely, and I can see you're getting ready for Barb's party, too! Your geraniums are beautiful.

Lisa Shatzer said...

Happy Bloggaversary! Can't wait to see the porch make-over.

Nancy said...

Hi Melissa, You know I want to enter that giveaway! Congrats on your Anniversary!!! And Thank you for all the shout outs and for joining in the Flaunt!!!! Nancy

mommieofthree said...

Love it all Melissa! I just moved and can't wait to paint so I can post pics of my new house. Which that sign would look lovely in... please enter me in your giveaway... good luck!

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Melissa! Happy Flaunt your Red party! What a great way to flaunt your red this week with a red giveaway! I'm in, please! ;) Stop on by my place for a "LIFE" blog giveaway I'm doing in celebration of Mother's Day! Yep, it's a really cool giveaway that is featuring a very new exclusive LIFE theme set of dishware that has the word LIFE written on it in 15 different languages! It's really cool...and very cross over in design from French to Summery! IT also has an inspirational inscription of some of the items. I'm offering two ways you can enter! ;) ~CC Catherine (wouldn't it be cool if I won yours and you won mine?) ;) Yep, it would be! ;)

southerninspiration said...

It doesn't take six months to fly by does it??? Congrats, and what a cool giveaway!! YES, I am a follower!!

Enter me twice, girlie!!! :)


Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Congratulations on your anniversary Melissa! Wow, I'm totally impressed by how many followers you have, but then I quite understand how your fans feel! (May 1st is also our 38th wedding anniversary! ☺)

Please include me in your oh so generous drawing! ♥ Hugs! Diane

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, What a great giveaway! Put my name in please!!!
Looking forward to seeing your patio. I bet it's beautiful! Geraniums are some of my favorite flowers.

We are just about done with the new patio. We got our trees put in today.(yoshino cherry) Now we just have to do some landscape around the patio. I'm going to pick out some plants tomorrow. After that....we will be done for now. Hubby is so proud of it! He's ready to entertain! We've been cooking in the firepit. It's like your camping in the Now...I've got to go find some red that you guys haven't already seen! Talk to you soon, Kristen

Kristens Creations said...

P.S. I can't believe it's been 6 months! I guess it's been about 8 for me. Time flies!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Those little birds are adorable! Please count me in for your Giveaway. Thank you. Enjoy your weekend.


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Those lovebirds are adorable. What a sweet giveaway.

Your home is lovely!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...


You are a WINNER at Teresa's Treasures

I decided to give 2 exta "Surprises" and you won one of them.

Email me with your address and I will get your prize shipped to you.


Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Melissa!
Happy 6 month Anniversary!! and Happy Flaunt your Red day too! I'm really excited and will be participating in the event!

I would be soooo grateful to be entered in your give away, Those love birds are just too sweet! and so are you!


Lisa said...

What cute chubby lovebirds(: And how sweet a you to host a giveaway!

fiberdoodles said...

Happy Anniversary Melissa!
I've been following and my very favorite color is red. Those little birds would look so cute at my place and I have the perfect spot for the topper.
Please count me in!
Love your blog,

mishebe said...

Oh I am afollower have been for some time and i want to win your givaway! lol. I forgot about Red thrusday. Is it too late? mishelle

Connie said...

I just found you from Karen at Some Days are Diamonds. What a neat blog you have and wondering too how you got 200 followers in 6 months. AMAZING! Enter me to accent my home with red items. Connie

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Just read your note and came right over!'s been 6 mos. of blogging for you...Congratulations, Sweetie!!! What a fabulous way to celebrate...a giveaway!!! Ohhh...Girl, you know how I love your giveaways...wink! Hehe!!! You have some really beautiful gifts...of course, I love that red plaque by Dorothy...ooooh, and the little love birds...well, it's all fabulous!!! I would feel guilty to have you add my name to your giveaway pot...Hmmm...NOT!!! Hehe!!! "All's fair in love and blog giveaways"!!! You have such great taste, my friend!!!'re such a tease! I love those pretty red brick steps...the white railing...and that beautiful pot of geraniums!!! I can't wait to see your porch makeover!!! I can tell already that it's going to be gorgeous!!! So glad that you stopped by for a know that I love our visits!!!

Happy "RED" day!!!
Love ya,

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

My bedroom is red, too. I think it's a very romantic color for the master bedroom. If I win the topper it will go perfect in the room. I'm already a follower. Thanks and congratualtions on your 6 month anniversary.

Angel S. said...

My kitchen is red. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia said...

This is a wonderful give-away! The Wizard of Oz is my fave movie of all time and I have red in my kitchen. What a nice gal you are, Cindy

"Blossom" said...

Oh, Melissa those birds are singing the give away song! Your red is always so awesome. Happy Anniversary 6 months.

Paula said...

How exciting, Melissa! What a cute giveaway. Please count me in, I'm a follower!

PAT said...

Congratulations on 6 months in blogging, Melissa. Beautiful giveaway!!

Your red geranium is so pretty. I have a few in a wicker stand on the back porch. They're still small. I think I'll get a larger one, too. We are trying to have portable annuals, this year, so we can transport them to the lake.

Jennifer said...

I love red and have several accents in my living room. My dining room is also a gorgeous red that my husband picked out. Those love birds are just tooooo cute!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Congrats...and I love red also...I have included your link and button on my list of sites to link up to (meme)...

Melissa Miller said...

Hello All!
I'm having a very hard time viewing my blog.
I keep getting widget error messages today.

I'll get back to everyone as soon as I can.
Have a wonderful weekend.
~Melissa :)

Happy To Be said...

GM Melissa when you said give away I ran as fast as I could over here...Now it I stop following you and refollow you does that made me a new follower ha ha!! You know I always make things diffcult for you girl..Love all you REDS today and how sweet of you to do this my friend..toss my little old name in the hat...May you have a great weekend my friend...thanks for coming by and seeing Kyra's new she not darling...I tell you I can't wait to go see her in July..they will be patting me down when I leave there and checking my BIG purse ha ha!! I think I will just bring her home and keep her until she's 2 and then they can have her back ha ha!! Hugs and smiles love ya sis, Gl♥ria Oh...where's my manners congrats on your 6 months girl..I just did that April 14...

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a wonderful give-away!

Wanted to thank you for your sweet comment on teh loss of my Gizzy. He will always be missed but Cutie Rudy is helping me through it.

The Stylish House said...

Hi Melissa,
What a fantastic giveaway! I appreciate you stopping by my blog and saying hello. It has been a crazy hectic week and this afternoon I am finally playing catch up on all the neat posts. I can’t wait to see your porch makeover. It is just starting to warm up in my neck of the woods so until I can enjoy the great outdoors I can enjoy yours. ~Cathy~

Joy said...

How sweet of you Melissa! Count me in and I follow you all the time :)

Jo said...

I always enjoy peeking into your home ~ wish you lived closer so I could see it in person. :)


bj said...

Love the reds.
Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win such a lovely giveaway..
I am following and I also will take your button to my sidebar...
xo bj

Queenie Jeannie said...

Happy 6 month blogaversary!!!

Anything you pick out is sure to be fabulous - I hope I win!!!

And you know I'm a long time follower!

marty39 said...

Wow Melissa, what a wonderful giveaway. Congratulations on 6 wonderful and inspirational months of posting. I always enjoy every post you do. Every item you've selected for your giveaway is a treasure by itself. How very thoughtful of you. Also thanks for always stopping by and leaving such kind and gracious remarks. It always warms my heart. Now not to be greedy, but I hope I win your lovely giveaway. lol Hugs, Marty

Crystal said...

Hi Melissa,
First time to your blog, it is just lovely. Congratulations on your 6 month anniversary! It is only a month for me, looking forward to many more posts.
Thanks for Flaunting your reds and your giveaway looks great, love those birds :)

Thanks for visiting me and for your sweet comments. Come back soon.

The Blonde Duck said...

You're painting the house red! ;)

Bo said...

Hi sweet Melissa...oh, how fun! Love your red giveaway...I hate to be a HOG, but throw my name into the pot...LOL ;-) Bo

Jules said...

Oh Melissa, I love this giveaway! You're too sweet. I would love to win that Dortothy sign. You know I am a follower ;)

By the way, the Geraniums on the porch are so pretty!

Drama queens mum said...

Hi. Just found your blog. Very cool. I was wondering the same thing, how you got so many followers so fast? I've been blogging for over a year & only have 22 followers. Lucky you.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Happy 6 month Blogiversary! What a fun giveaway...I LOVE those little cute! And I am a fan of bright red geraniums too. I get two big hanging baskets for my front entry urns every year. They are gorgeous. Can't wait to see the makeover.


Meme said...

Congrads on the blogiversary! I'd love the Dorothy sign - I live in Kansas and collect anything Wizard of OZ!!! HAPPY RED DAY!

The Muse said...

Yeah for red....!!!
It's HOT HOT HOT !!!!

(do I seem biased?) LOL

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Melissa! What a wonderful and generous giveaway you are offering! Please enter me!! I adore red!! Have a red dining room, too!! Especially love that "Dorothy" sign!!

Congrats on your 6 mo. blogiversary!

Angelic Accents

Our really empty nest said...

Melissa, I would have sworn I was a follower, but I dont think I was, I AM NOW, lol. Thanks for stopping by and always leaving such nice commnts.! I would love to win your red 6 month giveaway! Thanks and have a great weekend, Sue

Sherrie said...

Congratulations on 6 months in blogland. I just found your blog this morning and will now be following :0) Great blog and love the Red!

A Southern Sanctuary said...

Red is my favorite color too! In fact, I had a red kitchen before it was even popular. I love everything you are giving away. Please put my name in the pot for the drawing.

God bless,
A Southern Sanctuary

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Chrissy said...

Oh you and your do it better than anyone!! Hope this finds you well!!

Brenda said...

How sweet. Isn't blogging just the most fun? I've been at it for well over a year now. And started a decorating/crafting blog aside from the original one on gardening.

Piney Rose said...

Hi, My name is Melissa too! and my favorite color is glad to have found your blog.

dctm said...

I love red and this is an awesome giveaway!
Count me in

dctm at bellsouth dot net

dctm said...

I just became a follower....I read your blog often

dctm at bellsouth dot net

Melissa Miller said...

Christie thank you very much my friend!
I really appreciate it.

You're always welcome! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Milissa...Of course I am a follower! Every time I see you have visited me I love it! I KNOW how busy you are and when you find the time to stop by It tickels me! does!!! I know how much time it takes to get around to so many..just plain impossible.
And...YES..of course I want to be in the drawing!!! Who wouldn't!
Have a wonderful weekend. I am at coming up on my fifth month in May. RED is my color!!
Hug to you!

Deb said...

I love the cute

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Melissa, Congratulations on six months of blogging! I've always loved your "Dorothy" sign, and those birds are absolutely precious! And a gift certificate too-what a generous giveaway. Please add me to the drawing. laurie

Miss Janice said...

I am def. a folower and will make a note right now to put your button on my sidebar...I'm looking forward to your porch makeover.

Kelly B said...

Yeah!! I get three! I love following your blog!! I can always find such inspiration!! Happy 6 months!! :)

Nicole ~ said...

Melissa, congratulations on your six month blogging anniversary!! I have enjoyed your blog so much. You are such a talented, sweet lady, and your home is so beautiful.

Wow, you are giving away some really nice things. Whoever wins is going to be one lucky person. I cannot wait to see your porch makeover. Those geraniums are very pretty.

Hugs, Nicole

Carrie said...

A Special Invitation...
Have you seen the vinyl wall decals for use in your home décor? I invite you to read my May 1 post entitled, Which Chandelier Decal Would You Prefer? Leave a comment as directed, to be entered in the Chandilier decal giveaway sponsored by Wilson Graphics.
Stop by soon; the giveaway ends Friday May 8.
Carrie – Oak Rise Cottage

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Melissa, happy blogging anniversary. You are such a delight!


A Hint of Home said...

I just got back from CA and saw your post. Congrats on the 6 months and what a nice, cute giveaway.
I always enjoy my visits. You have a great blog and lovely home.
I'll look forward to seeing more!

The Stylish House said...

If you have time would you drop by a sweet online friend of mine named Michelle? Her blog is called Home Decorating News and is listed under Blog Friends on my sidebar. She is a doll and I think you would like her. She is just starting out and is a doll. ~Cathy~

tardevil said...

Happy Anniversary, Melissa! Your geraniums are pretty too! Hope you're doing well.

Joyce said...

Fabulous photo of the steps with the shadows.

Carolina Girl said...

I so love your blog and you have a talent for decorating!!!

Connie said...

Melissa, You are one busy lady. I go away for a few days and look at your comments. I bet answering them all keeps you good and busy.
We spoke one time about the "Following"
and figuring it out. I hope you have because I still don't know what's up. What is the difference between My Followers and Members ?
If only I would read directions life would be easier. That's what they are there for.
I think I will do a little detective work right now.
You have a good day now, and I'll be back to praise your blog. it always looks good and is written so well.

Melissa Wertz said...

I love your little birdies!!!!


I just found your blog and HATE I missed this giveaway,I love that sign.

disa said...