Monday, March 15, 2010

Baker's Dozen

Sorry I'm late y'all...that stinking trailer keeps getting in the way of my having fun. Now, where was I? Oh yeah...let's do a recap of all the gifts Jenn has included in her Bella's Blessing (thanks Janet) Giveaway. I got Cat Daddy riding on this, so I sure hope I counted right!

  1. Tiny Pink Bible
  2. "Rocker Chic" necklace by Betsey Johnson
  3. "Puttin' On The Grits" book
  4. Flea Market Style magazine autographed by the Fabulous BarnHouse Boys
  5. Personalized Banner
  6. "Queen to Bishop" handmade necklace
  7. Pair of cute frames
  8. "Bella" cookie favor by Cookie du Monde
  9. Nest with eggs
  10. Paper Flower made by Liz and Fran
  11. Tussy Mussy
  12. "Key to My Heart" pendant by Betsey Johnson

Yep, I did it! Sorry Laurie...I get to keep Cat Daddy! Now for the winners.....

What I did y'all was list everyone who left a comment on every post leading up to Bella's birthday...some of you had a lo-o-o-ot of entries...then I gave everyone who blogged or put something on their sidebar another entry...then I added the names of all Jenn's new followers...then I took an Advil for writer's cramp! I took all this to Bella's birthday party where Bella helped choose the winners. They are...hold onto your seats...

  1. Robelyn at Red.neck Chic who will receive gift 1,2,4,5
  2. The Lone Dollier who will receive gifts 6, 7, 8, 9
  3. Debra at Common Ground will receive 3, 10, 11, 12

(Y'all don't even want to know what convoluted method I used to assign the presents!)

Jenn has decided to add another gift to the pile to say thank you for following Bella's baby steps. She drew a name from her list of followers and Laura of White Spray will be receiving an official, one of kind, can't buy it in a store, party hat just like the one Bella wore! I want photos of you in it L.B.!

I will be delivering little thank you gifts at the blog party to Mal, Theresa, Robelyn and Amy (who won't be attending, thereby breaking my heart) for suggesting party names.

Finally...(are y'all still with me?)...I also did a little giveaway for the Flea Market Style magazine and the winner is....Daphne.

Now all we need are y'alls addresses. You can either e-mail Jenn or me with your info and we'll try and get everything mailed out before leaving for the Mother Ship. If we will forgive us,, I said right? (Insert cricket sounds here!)

I want to thank all of you for supporting Jenn in her first (but not last) giveaway. I'll just make sure the next time her computer is up and running. This one just about did me in! I also want to say thank you for all the wonderful comments y'all left for Bella. Some day she'll read all of these and will feel the love that came with her birth and if she ever feels down, she only has to look to y'all to lift her up. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Now I think I shall retire to le baquet de bain and soak my aching feet...and wrist! Stay tuned for birthday photos. You didn't think you get off that easy, did ya?


The Green Pea said...

Hi Deb, how much fun you must have had helping Jenn with her first giveaway. What great gifts and I am happy to hear Cat Daddy is still living with you.....sandi

Prior said...

Way before I ever left a comment or had met you I followed Bella and am so happy she had a great birthday! Lezlee

WhisperWood Cottage said...

PHO-TOS! PHO-TOS! PHO-TOS! I'm chanting and stomping until I get to see them!

So bummed I will not be at the blog party! :(


Six in One Hand said...

Congrats to all of the winners!!!!
Happy Birthday Bella!!!

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Happy Birthday sweet Bella. It seems like only yesterday when we were blessed with your birth. Love and Big Hugs, Patricia

David said...

You can go away for a long weekend and miss a lot in the world of blog! I'm a little lost, but I'm trying to catch up. Hope Bella had a wonderful birthday!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I know it was QUITE the celebration and fittingly so! I still can't believe it has been a year!!! They grow so fast don't they!!

I have been a bad blogger and did not get to enter the give away, but you know I am a BIG Bella cheerleader!! Such a Blessed Gift!!

Lou Cinda :)

blessings said...

Geesshhh... I always miss the good stuff. Well, if Cat Daddy had been one of the prizes, I'll bet I'd heard 'bout it sooner. *smiles*

Sure will miss seeing you two at the shows but we'll be there in the Fall, sweating & shopping!

Blessings... Polly (& Steve)

Debra@CommonGround said...

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Bella, Jenn, and Debbie!I'm just jumping up and down squealing! What a wonderful surprise! I'm so so happy that Miss Bella had a wonderful blessed Birthday Celebration! OOOOHHHHH, I have something fun to look forward to. I'll be emailing you my address.
Love you girlies bunches!!!!!

Tarnished Rose said...

I'm so happy to have won! I've dropped you an email with my mailing address.

I hope Little Bella had an awesome birthday!


Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Congrats to all the lovely winners!!!!
(I had to sit out on this one because I would have won I thought I'd give Bella's other fans a fighting chance!) *wink

Seriously, I still can't believe it's been a year already. Much has happened in those 365 days!!!

I'm still excited about The MotherShip (as you call it) and praying the rain will stay away. I'm bummed that they are calling for rain this favorite 7 mile yard sale of the year!!!! :(
(that's my luck)

Anyway, I loved all the gifts and reading all of the sweet words and comments...Bella is VERY loved...and so are you and Jenn!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Thanks so much, I'm so excited to have won!!! I hope Bella had a wonderful birthday!! I'll be emailing you my address~~~ Congrats to the other winners. Blessings... Daphne

red.neck chic said...

WHOO HOO!!! Well color me pink and sparkley!!! NOT ONLY did I get to hold and love on theeeeee BEAUTIFUL Bella - but she drew my name!!! I love her and you and Jenn!!! I get a banner, I get a banner - made just for me!!! And the Barnhouse boys... oh-my-gosh... they have won me over repeatedly in the past couple of months - I'm going to hang them on my wall and salute 'em everytime I walk past them! LOL

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I'm so excited - I'll even babysit the Cat Daddy - but hands off my necklace! Oh... I'm so excited!!!

Thank You!!! Now - get out of the tub and get back to work - I'm on my way to harass you for a few days!!!

;-) robelyn

Anonymous said...

You guys are so much fun! Congrats to all those winners. Hope you have a great week!


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Baby sitting CD, now that's a image that's priceless, love the idea Robelyn! Thanks for this, will Ms. Bella be at ZH? I sure hope so.

Mindy said...

Congrats to all the winners! I, like you, have been a little overwhelmed with packing a traler. Sorry I missed out on this fun! But, I do love me some Bella! For sure! ~Mindy

Laura said...


Thank you to Miss Bella and her amazing posse.
I will wear that hat with pride and drama.

I think next year there should be a float!


The Flying Bee said...

Congrats to all the winners! I can't wait to see all the pictures! Oh, and I hope we will get to see sweet baby girl at ZH, too!

p.s. your comment on my post was so cute! I loved it!


Rebecca said...

Hi Deb
What a wonderful celebration! How good is our God! Congratulations to all the winners... Such a generous give away from everyone that loves you and Bella.
I am so excited for next week! So nice of you to stop by and say such kind words, thank you. I am so looking forward to meeting you and just have some junkin' fun.
Blessings to you

Janet said...

hey! i'm a winner too! thanks for picking the name i suggested!

Unknown said...

Now THAT is one heck of a birthday bash! I'm with Laura, I think a float is in order for next year. That's about the cutest darn pic. in that red tutu I've ever seen!

Anonymous said...

Well phooey!! I didn't win! Congratulations to those who did....lucky ladies. :)