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Thursday, July 31

My 100th Blog Post Celebration And My GIVEAWAY..........

I sailed right through my 100th post without realizing it . I am having a FREE GIVEAWAY to celebrate my 100th post . I am giving away a " Gooseberry Patch " cook book . If you have never seen a Gooseberry Patch cookbook they are wonderful ! They are loaded with good down to earth recipes that are easy to make and so yummy ! And they have the best tips on alot of different things at the bottom of each page .

To enter leave me a comment about " how you got your blog name." I will draw for the cookbook on August 7th , one week from today . Send all your friends over and pass the word along about the giveaway.


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Theresa,
Congratulations on hanging in there for 100 posts!
I wanted to use my blog at first for mostly pictures...I didn't and still don't have much confidence in writing! But, my blog is changing and I'm branching out more...but the name will not change because I do believe that 'A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words'

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

I've had some major changes in my life in the past couple of years, as anyone could. I feel we are all on a journey as we travel through our respective lives. My journey is justified because I am making the best choices for me regardless of what hills and valleys I encounter.

Congratulations on 100 posts Theresa! A wonderful accomplishment!!

The W.O.W. factor said...

G'evening Theresa! BTW...I did make that cake for Hubby's Bday! Yummy! Thx!
And Gooseberry Patch! Awesome! I've given them as gifts to our daughter, yet never bought one for myself, don't know why!!
"From the Heart...A Cowboy's Wife"
I just write things from my heart with openess & maybe too much honesty...it's just ME, who I am!
Have a great morning...coming up here in a few hours! :)

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Theresa...Congrats on your 100th post!!

Since our names REALLY are Jan & Tom, it's NOT too hard to figure out how our blog got it's name! LOL!! (I guess I wasn't in a "thinking" mood the day I got started!!)

On e-Bay, my store (when I had it) was Beyond Time Itself...where OLD becomes NEW again. We sold OLD silverplate flatware and glassware and other older stuff. (So, you see, I do have some imagination!!) LOL!!


PS...how did you come by your blog's name?

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Jan just asked me how I got the name for my blog. So here is the story .
Me and a friend of mine were going to open a Tea house and antique store . And we had the name "Sentimental Journey " picked out for the store and tea house . But I had to start helping my husband in his business and we had to dich the plans . Just a few months after that I was diagnosed with esophagus cancer . So God really does know best because I could have never kept my part of the tea house going. So when I had to name the blog our name for the house just popped into my mind . I had to add " Take A " to Sentimental Journey because I later found out that name was already taken . So I added " Take A " to avoid confusion .

Shelia said...

Morning, Theresa! Congratulations on your 100th blog post! I love those little cookbooks along with the cute little graphics they use. Okay, my blog name is just because I love music and the word "song" was just too ordinary so the reason for "note songs". I also wanted to try to end each of my blogs with a little note song to go along with it. Please enter me in your give away. Oh, you could throw in that beautiful lamp, too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jeanne said...

Theresa, Congrats on your forgotten 100th post. What was it? Smile. I was just thinking about when my 100th post would be and what I will give-a-way. Oh, I'll think about that tomorrow. Smile. I also love the saying, "if it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done".

Now for my blog name. My sister is my backyard neighbor and I loved that she was right in view of my back door, so I came up with my name. The home in my name page is her home. Some people think it is mine.

Ok, I want to win the cookbook now! Just kidding, but it is a nice choice for a give-a-way.

One more thing, my sister is so busy with her business, there is no way she could blog. She sells on e
bay, in her store space, as well as a monthly four day show in Atlanta. She hardly has time to read mine. A great idea though.

Love and hugs, Jeanne

Gayle said...

Theresa - Hubby & I are soon to be empty nesters, and I would love to win your cookbook to simply mealtime at our house! My blog is called The Middle Sister - I've signed up for it but haven't actually begun writing yet. And the name is obvious - I have an older sister and a younger sister! LOL

"Magnolia" said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, Miss Theresa!

"Tranquil Stitches" is my stitching blog. My cross stitch has gotten me through some rough times because I definitely find tranquility in putting needle & thread to fabric. It's my therapy! I also have a message board with the same name where all my dearest stitching friends visit.

My "life" blog is "Magnolia's Meadow." I'm a southern girl, and it just sounds so prissy! LOL

I look forward to many future visits now that I've found you!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Theresa, I would love to be entered in your cookbook give-away. I saw that book the other day and almost bought it. A friend of mine was good friends with the ladies of Gooseberry Patch. The real name of my blog is Life At CedarHill. CedarHill is the name of our farmette. :) Lynn

Rhondi said...

Congratulations Theresa! My name came from 2 things: I have pink glasses so I am looking at the world through Rose Colored Glasses, both literally and figuratively!
I'd love to win that Gooseberry Patch cookbook.
Hugs, Rhondi

Stephanie said...

Hi Theresa,

I love your blog, love the dishes, love the car...so many great things! My blog got started as a way to share pictures of my crafts and decorating with my mom and then I found all these wonderful blogs out there. Lulu is a nickname and I love all things "cottage".

Take Care,


Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Theresa! This is my first visit to you so no need to enter me for the giveaway! I just wanted to say hi. I will tell you though I chose my blog name because I feel this is like a form of pen pal letter writing and since I am always "Sincere" in what I say that's where I came up with it!lol Well I enjoyed viewing your space and will visit again. Sincerely, Jeannette

Connie said...

If I had another cookbook I'd hafta "COOK", sweetpea!!!!!! Acccckkkkkk, running from the kitchen throwing utensils all over the "remodel" and driving contractor into a dither!!!!! Ya think he'll come back after THAT display??! Ooooh, that reminds me of a story I'll have to blog about tomorrow!!!!!!!!!! Hah, you've inspired me, chickadee. Woohooooo,

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Theresa,

How fun and congrates on your 100th post! Please add me to your wonderful giveaway! Thanks Bunches!



Thanks for emailing the recipe and I plan on baking when the weather is cooler. CONGRAT'S 100 blogs. Doesn't is go by quickly. I picked my name because it's a hobby that I picked up from my parents when I was a child. I posted about it. Now I think I want to change it. What do you think? Warmly,Deb

Thanks for sharing your story about your Blog name :)

artis1111 said...

Hi Theresa, I have two blogs one is The Artist, which is myself in a nutshell. I am an artist and a hairdresser, I started the second blog just for some of the stories I write It is called Stories From The Canvas.Kathy

Barb said...

Hi Theresa,

Many congrats on your 100th post. Your blog is so much fun to visit.

My blog name came from my business- The French Elements. French is a state of mind is what I'd always tell my boys when they were younger.

hugs to you,

Gill - That British Woman said...

congrats on your 100th post...........how did I get my blog name..........could be something to do with me bring British and a woman...LOL......I'm very original aren't I?


Kay said...

Yeah - congrats on your 100th post! What a wonderful cookbook! I'd love to win it.

Your soap is on it's way!!


Vanessa Greenway said...

Hello dear Theresa! I just read about your blog name and you're a truly blessed woman! God's been looking after you! I'm glad for being friends with you. Vanilla Lavender - Vanilla is my nick name (Daddy calls me Vanilla) and Lavender because of the cologne my mom used to put on me while I was a kid and I still use it!! Big hugs! Vanessa

Joanne Kennedy said...

Happy 100th post! It's been fun and looking forward to many more posts.

This is a great giveaway and I would love to win.

I'll post about it on my blog for you.


Pink Slippers said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! Count me in on your giveaway. I got my blog name Pink Slippers because whenever anyone sees me with all six of my ducklings in tow they say, "you have your hands full" or "you must be busy" and I tell them "Yes but, I get to wear my slippers all day. My pink slippers. Hubby says I have too many. A girl never has too many slippers. They are pretty ones too.

bj said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. Quite a milestone here in Blogland.
I am holding my hand up REAL high so you will choose me for that fabulous cookbook. What a nice and generous give-away !!
"Sweet Nothings" came from a tiny, little handpainted sign I have...and my hubby has always whispered Sweet Nothings in my ear!
It is just sweet words that I wanted to use.....
love, bj

Jeanne said...

Theresa, I am back to thank you for your visit and sweet compliment. smile!

I just read the answers to your question and it was fun reading. That was a great question by the way.
Everyone except Connie wants that cookbook. sigh!

Love and hugs, Jeanne

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Can't wait to see the bathroom pics! LOL!

Hugs, Rhonda :)

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Theresa! Congratulation on your 100th post! Please enter me in your giveaway...I have never seen one of these cookbooks. My husband is looking forward to us trying your recipe for fried green tomatoes.
Have a wonderful day!

Lorrie said...

How I got my blog name...hmm...I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my blog besides reflect my creativity. So I thought about the ways I like to create and Fabric, Paper, Thread just about sums it up!

Congrats on your 100th post!


Beverly said...

It's pretty obvious how I got my blog name. It is a line from my favorite hymn - Amazing Grace. Additionally, we love to sit in our sunroom and listen to the sweet sounds of the birds.

The cookbook looks great. I can hardly believe you are at #100. Congratulations.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, Theresa. I love cookbooks!


Lib said...

Congrats on your 100th post.
We live on property thats been in my Family 5 Generations now.Its very Private and I love to Garden ,so I named our place and blog Libs Private Paradise.
Hope you have a great wk.end!

Mary Isabella said...

Wow!!1 What a wonderful gift. My blog name came aboutas I carried a bouquet of dasies in my Wedding..Thus the name Daisy Bouquet....I am baking the cake early tomorrow before I attend church. Our oldest son loves peanut butter.....Mary

LINDA said...

My blog got its name from our gardens. We are the Parkers and our gardens are a little slice of paradise. We painted a sign and put it on a post in our vegetable garden. When I started blogging, I just new that our story would be more of paradise.

I also have a recipe blog called parkers general. that is from the header I chose of an old general store.

I would love to have another cookbook from which to experiment for my blog where I post recipes that I test out on my husband.
Bless his heart.

Kay said...

Love your bathroom snapping photos! I'd love to win the cook book. One pot meals would be great! Congratulations on a hundred posts.

suzanne said...

HI Theresa, Loved your bathroom pictures. How i got my blog name is simply because of what i do and love. Shabby Cottage Designs. I started painting 3 years ago with no real businees or blog in mind. Heck i barely could operate a computer! My wesite is fairly new just opened it in november 2007. i love painting roses and creating shabby cottage decor. Stop by my blog anytime. I would love my blog link to be added to yours if that is o.k and i will add you to mine right now.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I'd love to win that cookbook, it's one gooseberry book that I don't have.
My blog is named ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ because we have so many bunnies in our yard.... that eat my flowers!

lana said...

Hi Theresa...Hope I'm not too late to enter the contest> :) I've been trying to find some intersting blogs with notes from people around my age group...grandchildren/60/retired. Yours seems to share a lot of common interests! Yeah!
My blog (oh, I'm new to this and just learning!) came from my Ozark beginnings...Ozarktrees.blogspot. My daughter (the computer whiz!) was helping me one day and I needed a title quickly. That's how I came up with "Ozarktrees"...something I love and miss here in Oklahoma near all the concrete, asphalt, parking lots and malls!

herblady said...

I'm new here and I'm going to name my blog Never Enough Thyme because I like to cook and grow herbs (hence my name) and I like to use the freshest herbs possible so I am always sending my husband out to cut me some new ones!
I would love to win this cookbook so I can repay him with my culinary skills. ;-)

Rue said...

I'm so glad I'm not too late!! Enter me please :)

Congratulations on your 100th post!