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Monday, March 17, 2008




200 postings....I can't believe it. What is even scarier...I have at LEAST 200 more floating around in this silver haired head of mine! Bless your hearts...that probably scares YOU, too !! lol

What fun I have had and how much I love all of you. You are such a SWEET, SWEET bunch of ladies and I am so honored that you will come to this blog and read about my passion for all things black and white, vintage, good to eat things....

SO... WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, I AM GOING TO PUT YOUR NAMES in a pretty vintage bowl (of course!) and the one I draw will receive THIS.....................

A FITZ and FLOYD, Cog Du Village, Rooster Portrait plate in blues, golds, yellows and just a hint of red. Oh, it's mighty pretty and, if you can use these colors and you like ROOSTERS, please leave a comment on THIS posting of mine.

IF YOU ARE A BLOGGER, I will email you as soon as I draw your name (make sure your email address is listed on your beautiful blog) and once I have your mailing address, it will be on it's way to your lovely home. I will leave this open for a few days and have the drawing on SATURDAY, MARCH 22nd.

The ONLY thing I ask is that every time you look at this colorful, little plate, say a tiny PRAYER for me; just a "God bless bj"........ And to say a prayer for me is saying a prayer for my beloved family. One can NEVER have too many prayers going up for them! Even if they go up thru bribery!! :) :) :)

SO...I say THANK YOU right now to the future winner... "THANK YOU!"


I LOVE you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by to visit with me and for being such a wonderfully sweet bunch of ladies *


I have absolutely had THE TIME OF MY LIFE and it is all due to YOU!


NOTE ADDED: I forgot to mention that if you would like to mention my giveaway gift on your blog, I would be happy. :)


Amelia said...

I agree blogging is meet so many nice people from all over the world.

Happy Pat's Day to you down there in Texas.

Amelia ` in Oklahoma

Teresa said...

You make blogging fun!! I know first hand bloggers make the best friends. Beautiful plate and I know where to hang it! LOL
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!

Take care

FarmHouse Style said...

Congratulations, on your 200th post, BJ! WOW, time flies when you are having fun:)

Hope your St. Patrick's Day is wonderful!!

BTW, I laughed out loud when I read your Irish Blessing!!!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 200th post. !!!!!! Yay!!!!! Enjoy your blog, BJ.
Have a great one, Janie

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day. I have enjoyed reading every post and am looking forward to 200 more :-) Rosie

Heather Graves said...

CONGRATS on all your postings! I'm still fairly new to blogging and haven't gotten that many...LOL

Happy St. Patty's Day :)

LOVE that plate and have nice counter space and a few Rooster friends to keep him company!

Have a great Day,
Heather in OH

PAT said...

Congratulations, BJ! The plate is so pretty and I love roosters!

Happy Saint Paddy's Day!


Michelle said...

God bless you BJ! What a beautiful gift-away.. Congatulations on reaching 200 posts! So glad to have met you this year..

Hugs to you and yours,

Linda said...

Hi BJ, Happy Saint Paddy's Day and congrats on 200 postings.
I love meeting new friends, traveling the world in the process and sweet bloggers like you make it so much fun. Hugs, Linda

Meggie said...

Hey BJ! Congrats on 200 posts! Wow! I know what you mean about having another 200 rolling around in your head. When I sit down to write, I can hardly remember what I wanted to say in the first place. Your rooster plate would look perfect in my newly painted kitchen/dining area. Count me in, please!

Adrienne said...

Yes, please count me in. What a pretty plate. Congratulations on your 200th post. I love this world of blog. Mostly for the wonderful friends I've made. We might never have known what we missed if we weren't here, would we?

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. Flourishes was a lot of fun. Wish you could go with me next time.

Beverly said...

Congratulations on 200.

And, a Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

Anita said...

Congratulations on the 200 posts!! The plate is GORGEOUS! I have LOTS of roosters for my kitchen that would love to keep that rooster company! ;)

Vera said...

Congrats on your 200th post and your right "Life is Grand"
I enjoy reading your blog!

Tammy The Pink Magnolia said...

Happy Saint Patrick's day to you dear BJ!

And congrats on 200 posts, that is quite the accomplishment!

Have a great day!

Marcela said...

Congrats on your 200 post BJ!!!
Happy St Patrick's day too!!!

Have a wonderful week

Jackie said...

I so agree with you BJ blogging is so much fun. I am just over 100 posts and when I reach 150 I plan on a surprise. My DH just shakes his head when I tell him how much fun this is and how many friends I have made.

By the way, you my dear are in my prayers along with everyone I have "met" on my blogging journey every day.

God bless.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

BJ! Happy 200th post!!!!YAHOOOOOO!

I SOOO love coming to visit you!


Mary Isabella said...

I agree you can never had too many prayers said for you. Happy St. Patrick's Day.....Smiles

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Bj, your blog is always the first one I read. I alwasys look forward to it.Your decorating has giving me so~~~many ideas ( thank-you )
Have fun doing your give away.

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

BJ I so enjoy visiting you!! Congratulations on your 200th post!

Happy St. Paddy's Day,

Anonymous said...

Happy st. Patricks day and Lord I need this plate it matches my kitchen so well. =)

Rue said...

I was headed on over here anyway sweet lady! I hadn't gotten to the letter S yet in my blog roll LOL I would love to have that plate :) If I won it though, I don't know if I would keep it or send it to Picket... shh don't tell her, cuz I might just keep it LOL

Love to you too and I'll say a prayer for you whether I win it or not ;)

PEA said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too, dear BJ:-) Also, congratulations on your 200th post!! I so understand how you feel about this group of women we call our blogging friends...I feel so blessed to have met you all through our blogging. What a fabulous giveaway in honour of your 200 posts...please add my name in your draw and I will make sure I announce it on my blog:-) Love ya! xoxo

Wendy said...

Congratulations bj!! Thank you for making me feel right at home here in blogland I so appreciate it!! Thank you for inviting me to enter your give away!!!Take care!~Wendy

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Happy 200th post, me oh my you sure have lots of wonderful things to share with us all! Bring on 200 more!

Happy happy day!


Tonya said...

I just found your blog through PEA's Corner.I have to say congrats on the 200th post,and you have alot of beautiful things:)Here's me with fingers crossed xxxxxx hehe

Midlife Mom said...

I just hopped over from Pea's place. So glad to have found your blog, I love it and all that you do with your home!~! My mother collects all things 'rooster' so I'm throwing my name in for the give away! Thanks for having it and congratulations on your 200th post!! I'll give you a shout out on my next post, come by and say hello!

Charmingdesigns said...

OOOH OOOH! I LOVE this plate!!!I too am having my 200th blog giveaway, please come and visit...and yes, I will mention your giveaway on my blog, tomorrow! Please come and visit me. Laurie

Mary said...

Wow, bj, 200? that's amazing! I knew you would love blogging, and I knew everyone would adore you! Congrats!

Mary said...


I LOVE roosters and would like to invite this one to make his home in my kitchen.

Hope you had a Happy St. Patrick's Day. I can't believe I've missed so many posts here. I really need to catch up.


Mary said...

PS Two hundred posts is a milestone. Congratulations!

Betty said...

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit with you and I am crazy about your black and white kitchen is red and white buffalo check with black accents and black and white toile window treatment.....

Please do enter me in your drawing as I use roosters in my kitchen also...

I made the comment once to friends that when I make our bed I said a prayer for the person who gave me an accent pillow. In a few days two friends said, "here is a pillow for your bed, now say a prayer for me every morning."

Happy Easter to you as we commemorate the death and resurrection of our Savior....Betty

Kathleen Grace said...

I have to admit, I do love chickens and roosters! I would love to be ebtered in your give-away:>) Thanks BJ!

Kathleen Grace said...

OH! And congratulations on yuor 200th post! I love visiting here:>)

Karen H. said...

Good Morning BJ,
"CONGRATULATION'S" on your 200th Post. Blogging is so much fun and I know I have enjoyed it. I've already went over my 100th Post, but maybe when I get to my 200th Post, I can afford to have a Giveaway as well. I so love the Rooster Plate. Please, Please, put my name in the drawing for it. I would so love to win it. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Anonymous said...

Hi BJ! Helen Dehner (aka livebold) here. As you know I also love roosters - having grown up helping my grandparents on their farm. Consider me "in."

Susie Q said...

I must have missed this but I did want to stop by and say I am so glad you ARE a blogger!
You are a bright light dear BJ!
Your home is lovely, YOU are lovely and your blog is a source of happiness to so many!

Happy Spring!