Friday, August 23, 2013

Thank you for being a friend................Giveaways!!!



Thank you for being a friend
Travelled down the road and back again
Your hearts are true - you're my pals and my confidant's

I reached a milestone everybody!!!
I crossed the 1000 followers line on GFC - do not ask me how it happened because I haven't got a clue.
Seriously, that so many of you come by and leave the most incredible comments, overwhelms me more than I can say.

I'm not ashamed to say
I hope it will always stay this way
My hat is off, won't you stand up and take a bow

Last summer - I was over the moon - and I DO mean over the moon, doing a happy dance all over the place because I had crossed the 100 followers line..............this year seemed a complete impossibility and yet here we are,
Do numbers count?
Not really I suppose - I'm not advertising ( other than google ad sense ) I don't have sponsors ( yet, but
I'm seriously considering it now - because there are so many amazing bloggers out there who I would like to offer exposure to )
BUT - even if numbers don't count - there's something incredibly exciting about watching them grow!

And if you threw a party
invited everyone you knew
You would see the biggest gift would be from me
and the card attached would say 
thank you for being a friend

Hmmmmm - how should we celebrate?

How about a week of giveaways?
How does that sound?
How about if I mention in passing that it would be a week of Paris - Themed giveaways - does that
" up the ante " ???

The contributing ladies were just as excited as I was to share in  this and make it possible - which make these gifts even more precious than they already are.

There will be 5 - maybe 6 draws - and I'll be doing each of them separately because I want to properly introduce you to each of them - while I show off what they created. ( I win a prize from each of them by default lol - so
I suppose numbers DO count!!! )

The ONLY criteria I asked of each of them was that the gift be something PARISIAN inspired - because I know how much we all love anything to do with PARIS, right?  ( and because I probably have more nerve
than a toothache ) Stay tuned everyone - it'll be happening soon - at a blog near you !!!

I'm not going to announce who they are until it starts - some are still busy busy busy creating!!!

And when we all get older
with walking canes and hair of grey
Have no fear, even though it's hard to hear
I will stand real close and say 
( I'll scream it actually - for all the world to hear )                                                  
Thank you for being a friend............

A thousand thank you's to be precise

Have a wonderful friday all!!!


















64 comments:

  1. let me be the first to say WOOHOO!

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  2. THANK YOU so much Lauren - be sure to stay tuned for the amazing giveaways ( and they ARE amazing )
    XOXO

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  3. Woot congrats that's huge! I hope there's an international prize ;)

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  4. WOW! 1000 is a lot! I'm glad that I found you!

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  5. Congratulations! Although I only found your blog recently, I can well understand why you have attracted so many followers. It is always a treat to visit. Here's to the next thousand!

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  6. ou deserve to make this milestone your blog is funny and imformative and just makes my heart smile-Congratulations -love dee x

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  7. Sounds like so much fun!!! Dianntha

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  8. Not surprised you've reached 1,000 followers because your blog is so much fun!! Congrats!
    Mary Alice

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  9. Thank you for creating such an inspiring and fun to read blog! I am happy to have found this spot to indulge into daily. Now you have 1004 GFCs, lol, and I wish you many more! Making a positive connection with others is the joy of living.

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  10. wow 1000 whooo hoo, thats something to celebrate!!! I enjoy every visit here, you have such talent and always always make me smile!You have the best sense of humor, the best

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  11. Congrats Suzan! You have a wonderful blog and I can see why you have so many followers. Have a great weekend. Hope John takes you out to celebrate!
    Congrats Suzan! Hope John takes you out to celebrate. You have a great blog!!






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    1. Thanks so much Katie - so happy you're one of them!
      XOXOXO

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  12. Congrats Suzan! So happy I'm one of those friends!

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  13. Congratulations! That is a milestone.
    I am happy for you.

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  14. Congratulations! That is a milestone.
    I am happy for you.

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  15. Oh Susan, that is so awesome!! Congrats, sweetie...your blog is lovely!


    www.queenoftheisle.blogspot.ca

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  16. Congrats Suzan - 1000 followers that is great and its been fun watching you grow... Your blog is so much fun - I love reading it... Thank you for sharing all that you do....

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  17. Wait. You have 1000 followers? I didn't notice.

    =D

    -andi

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  18. Congratulations Suzan!!! xoxoxxoxo

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  19. Doing the happy dance right along with you, congratulations!!

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  20. Three cheers, Suzan! So 1000 followers surprises you? Gee.....the rest of us get it. lol.

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  21. Congratulations! This is exciting. But I'm not surprised because you have a wonderful blog, but more than that, you are a wonderful and warm individual. And that's what really counts. All those decades of living in Montreal, how did I not meet you? :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  22. Hi Suzan,
    Congrats WOW a 1000 followers that is so fantastic!!!!! I can't wait to see the giveaways. Woooo Hoooooo. Make sure you let all your followers know tomorrow about your beautiful feature on Spotlight. I know they will all enjoy learning more about you on a personal level. Congrats.
    Kris

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  23. Congrats on the numbers!!! You deserve every follower you get, and then some!!

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  24. Hi Suzan! Happy to be one of the thousand who love you and your blog. I know why you have so many, you are talented, and hilarious! I love coming here to get a little giggle.

    Have a wonderful weekend there, on cloud nine!
    Ceil

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    1. Thanks so much Ceil - I can barely believe it actually !!!
      And you are too sweet - what a beautiful compliment -
      You have a wonderful wknd too!
      XOXO

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  25. I`m so happy for you, Suzan. I`m not surprised that you are over 1000 followers. It`s not only me that love your blog. You are one of my favorites, (and John, of course). When I see a new post from you I always think: " Joho. what is she up to now". Always a pleasure.

    Big hug from me

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  26. First - I am so excited for you! 1000 followers is an amazing number. Second - I am so thankful and appreciative to be one of your giveaway contributors. You are an incredible blogger and friend! Love from the doppelganger!

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  27. Some crazy lady ordered me to come over here and congratulate you on your 1000 GFC followers. I'm afraid of that lady, so I'm doing it!!! Bwahhhhaaahhaa! Way to go girl! So awesome!

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    1. and it was a happy day - on so many levels - thanks so much Laurie!!!
      XOXO

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  29. Oh Suzan I am so thrilled for you and I am so excited about the giveaway!! I can't wait. I hope when things get moving with me again I can and I am able to achieve this!!

    Cynthia

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  30. :) How wonderful Suzan! You are so fun to come visit - it's always so entertaining! I guess some of the credit might have to go to John too since he makes things so funny!

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  31. Suzan,
    I am not at all surprised...you're funny, compassionate, and very talented! Congratulations, girl! You deserve it!
    Hugs and smiles,
    Cecilia

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  32. Hi Suzan! CONGRATS! I know exactly why so many are following you and your hilarious adventures....your blog is wonderfully entertaining and I must admit...it's addicting :)
    Hugs,
    Carol

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  33. Congrats Suzan! I love love your blog! One of my favorites for sure! I never know what you're going to say or do next... one reason I love it here.

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  34. That is Dyno-O-Mite! I subscribe to a ridiculous number of blogs, but YOURS is always the very first one I look for in my inbox, because if I only have time to read one, it's got to be yours. xoxo

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    1. I can't believe how kind all of you are - Betsy that is such a huge compliment - my head smashed into the door frame trying to leave the office lol
      Thanks SO much - I have the most incredible followers out there - I really believe that!
      XOXO

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  35. Congratulations!!! That is huge!!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  36. Congratulations Suzy that is a great accomplishment!!
    xx
    Anne

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  37. Totally amazing Suzan!!! A thousand congrats to you!!! Way to go!! One day it'll be ten thousand congrats I'm sure. Of that I have no doubt!

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  38. Fabulous! That's a testament to how wonderful your blog is!
    Congratulations, and may there be thousands more.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  39. Congratulations on the milestone.

    Sherrie

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  40. That is exciting - congratulations! Every new blogger's dream so kudos to you.
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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  41. That dude sang Short People too. He's lucky he had this song otherwise I might have been mad at him.

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  42. Congrats my friend, you deserve it....you have a beautiful blog! Diane

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    1. Thanks SO much Diane - how sweet of you!
      XOXOXO

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  43. I'm really not surprise that 1000 people want to laugh daily thanks to your posts and drool over your painting skills!

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  45. Suzan, Congrats on reaching 1000 followers and I am not surprised at your blogs's success at all. I love visiting you because I am always guaranteed a giggle at John and your conversations. Your giveaway sounds fabulous and I'll be back to enter.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  46. Congratulations Suzan. You should feel very proud. I found you through a Flea Market decor magazine (please don't ask which one, 'cause I can't remember) about a year ago. You are funny and enlightening and that draws people in. Keep being you and leave the door open. More will and more will wander in to your little slice of Blogland.
    Cindy

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    1. Thanks so much Cindy !!!
      The door is ALWAYS open - I don't know how many I draw in by being me - but every single person is met with tons of gratitude - that's for sure!!!
      Much love,
      Moi

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  47. Yay on the 1000 and yay on the contests! You know I love them and you know I love you. Just keep on doin' what you're doin!

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  48. Suzan,

    KUDOS TO YOU, MY FELLOW CANADIAN! You deserve it! You work hard, are multi-talented and make us laugh with all your vintagous antics! Never a dull moment; enjoy!!

    Poppy

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  49. Congratulations!!! Great job! LOVEyour painting and your adventures. XOXO

    Thank you for the sweet comments in regards to dd.

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  50. I noticed recently that you were almost at 1000 and wondered if you would do anything.

    Are you going to give John any credit for the numbers? You do know that there are probably a lot of people who read your blog just to see what John will say, not me, I read to see what crazy things you are up to.

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  51. Congrats! I'm confused though, I thought GFC was the thing that Google "cancelled" on July 1st? So I wonder what that was? I'm still new to blogging so still trying to learn it all. I track my followers by email, RSS, Bloglovin, and FB, I don't even know if I have any on GFC, ha ha, call me clueless. Anyway, hooray for you, such huge growth in a year! Looking forward to your fun giveaways. -Dawn

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Due to a large amount of spam ( that I'm tired of going back to posts and deleting ) I'll be using comment moderation from now on !!!
Can I beat these spammers at their own game? Probably not - but I'm going
to try my damnedest !!!
xoxo