Friday, January 27, 2012

Milestones and a Giveaway

 I tried to remember what got me started blogging... 
and I realized that it was an experiment of sorts related to my work.
A look at social networking.
At first I just sort of dabbled, not really posting all that often but then I was hooked.
 And now at least every other day I sit down and read all the posts of the blogs that I am following.
I have laughed at some of the humour that I come across...
I think the first one to make me laugh out loud was 
 and Grace at Sense and Simplicity helped me out at the beginning with some basic blogging questions that every newbie struggles with....
there have been many of you that I cross blogging paths with every week!

It has been an interesting journey and I have enjoyed meeting so many
different people in this blog-o-sphere that I do feel fortunate.
I certainly have not been the one to jump up to thousands of followers overnight
but that's okay....because as somebody pointed out, I now have 101 of you
that have decided to drop in here from time to time
so thank you.

And as a way of thanking you I want to host a little give-away of my own...
you may have seen this in my last post and wondered what it was?
This is an old maple syrup sap bucket
that we've painted up and put to use for organization.
Matter of fact we have another version in chalkboard paint which is fun as well and available.
They work well for
flowers and large decorative branches etc.

 So, here is how it goes...
if you are interested in having one of these...
 leave me a comment letting me know which one you would like to have
Remember that they are not new but old and used in the maple bush to gather sap....
now blue plastic hose is used to collect sap with lines running from tree to tree.
Remember please follow me if you are not already.

 I will leave this offer open for at least a week and then draw one of your names...
well you know how it goes.....
Mais oui!

à bientôt


  1. Hi,

    I love the chalkboard painted one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. You are too sweet. I've enjoyed getting to see your neck of the woods (a place I would love to visit again).

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love old sap buckets. I have one that my friend gave me, but would love that blackboard one to join it.

  3. Whichever one you choose to part with is fine with me. I really enjoy checking in with you and seeing what is going on in your world. Congrats on the milestone! ~ Maureen

  4. I love them both!!!!!!!!! This takes me back to sugaring parties when I was little girl so please include me. Thank you for this special giveaway.


  5. Congratulations Donna! I have noticed how your blog is growing and I enjoy seeing your posts so much. I think I was one of your first followers! I love the sap bucket and the black chalkboard painted one is pretty neat! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs, Pamela

  6. Congratulations on your one year.... I am a happy follower.

  7. Oh me too! Either would be greatly treasured. I'm new to your blog, but check in every day to see what you are doing. I've gone back and read almost all your entries and enjoy.

  8. They are beautiful and stir up so many childhood memories for me. When I was a child, my older brother and I tapped two large maple trees in our yard and collected the sap! While we were at school, my Mom boiled it down on the kitchen oil stove - a wonder the wallpaper didn't fall off in the living room from all that steam.
    Anyway, when we came home from school, the sap would now be delicious maple syrup which we ate on a slice of my Mom's homemade bread. We also discussed with each other why there was so little maple syrup from so much sap and thought our Mom must have been enjoying it while we were at school.
    I am originally from NS and now live in BC. They make birch and, I think, alder syrup here. The alders in this part of the world become huge trees with a beautiful rosy pink wood! Not like the small ones in the Eastern part of our country.
    I would be happy to have either bucket. Thanks for just stirring up such fond memories for me today.
    Peg on Vancouver Island

  9. I have so enjoyed following your blog! You have been so supportive to me on mine, thank you! I love your decorating style and seeing life in Quebec. I also follow your pinterest boards (which everyone should if they don't) you find the most beautiful room pictures. Congrats on your 101 followers! I would love the chalkboard bucket!

  10. Lunenburg County has several maple syrup farms and festivals. These sap buckets are so sweet; I'd love to win the Fleur de Lis bucket. Thanks.


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