Monday, June 14, 2010

A Blog Birthday = A Blog Give Away

Today my blog is celebrating her birthday.
She is two years old.

Here is part of my first post on June 14, 2008.
Flag Day
Good Morning! Today would be my grandmother's birthday. She would have been 115 years old if she was here. Her mind was sharp until the day she died. I would love to spend a day visiting with her about her growing up, teaching in a one room school house and raising a family of 9 children. I wonder how the women of her generation had time to take care of their children, the house, the garden; to prepare all of their meals at home, from scratch; to bake delicious cookies and pies; and still have the energy to crochet bedspreads and create beautiful quilts. These women were amazing!

So, it is fitting that I venture into this world of technology with my own blogspot, on my grandma's birthday. This concept would have been so far beyond her wildest imagination.
This is the picture that many of you have seen at the bottom of my home page.
That is my grandma, Hilda with her two sisters, Emma and Hazel.

Anyway...several weeks went by before someone left me a comment.
I'm pretty sure I was the only one reading my blog!

So...this is Birthday Month...
...my Grandma's, mine and my blog's.
To celebrate I will prepare a box of birthday goodies to send to one of you.

Simply, leave a comment on this post.
If you share this link on your blog, leave a 2nd comment for another chance.
Comments will close at midnight on June 22nd.
I will draw a name and notify the winner on my birthday, the 23rd.

Take Care ~Natalie

52 comments:

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats...!!

Enjoy

Turley Times said...

Happy birthday to you and your blog! I enjoy stopping by and reading your posts. Have a good week!

Hannah

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Happy birthday!! Fabulous photo of your grandmother and her sisters!!

marie said...

Oh my, there a lot of birthdays going on today! The flag, your grandmother (love the photo of her with her sisters!), your blog and it's my birthday too!

I love the tribute you shared about her on your first blog post ~ they sure were wonder women back then!!

Happy Flag Day and Happy Blog Birthday #2!

Connie said...

Hi Natalie :o)

Happy blog birthday! and Happy Flag Day too!

I've enjoyed your blog for over a year now, and I'm looking forward to all your future posts!. :)

Connie

Connie said...

It's me again. :o)

I've put your giveaway on the side bar of my blog. http://ashleystrinkets-connie.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!
Connie

Nancy said...

Happy blog birthday, Natalie! The time sure passes quickly, doesn't it? I'm glad to have gotten to know you and look forward to more years of reading your blog!

Nancy

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Hey, Natalie!! Where did you get those darling cup cakes??

Bette said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Natalie.

What are the cupcakes in the picture? They look like they are ceramic. Lovely!

Carol said...

Happy 2nd blog birthday! Great picture of your Grandmother & her sisters.

Smiles,
Carol

Busy Bee Suz said...

Congrats on two years....I love that photo!!! Your Grandma sounds like a wonderful woman, she would be proud of you!!!!

Brenda said...

Congrats Natalie!! By the way, referring to your last post, your blog is not stressful!!

Brenda

sweetiepie said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary. I sure enjoy reading it and seeing what you all are up to and checking out some of your creations. Blogs are fun.

Take care.

lesthook said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! I am a regular reader and enjoy your blog.

Jody said...

Happy Blog Birthday Natalie! Love the old photo of your grandmother and sisters!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Happy blog birthday to you!

The photograph of your grandmother and her sisters is just lovely. I always think of old family photos as priceless treasures.

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I enjoy stopping by your blog and reading whats going on in your life :)
Kim

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

This is my second comment, I am off to post your giveaway on my blog.
Kim

TheRustyThimble said...

Happy Birthday Tins and Treasures please enter me in your giveaway.
Have a great day
Brenda
The Rusty Thimble

TheRustyThimble said...

I am posting on my blog please enter me again. Thank you
Brenda

jodi said...

Don't you wonder how much effort it took to get the girls ready for the photo and then make sure that they didn't act goofy (I'm thinking of the mother of boys here, ha!) when the photo was taken?
Happy Anniversary and birthday!

Maria said...

I love the post about your grandmother. And the picture is such a treasure! Please enter me in your giveaway. I can't wait to see the picture of what it is!

Maria said...

Me again. I added your cupcake pic and link to my sidebar on primitiveseason.blogspot.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

A very Happy Birthday to you, your Grandma, and your blog!! Love the picture!
Smiles, Karen

Jennifer said...

That's a really neat picture. I wonder what they would say if they knew masses could see it now???

Happy birthday to you and your blog!

Jessica [beforethedawn.org] said...

Lots of happy birthday wishes coming at ya! This is my first time visiting your blog so I am off to have a look around!

Blessings, Jessica

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Oh Natalie, I don't believe you chased people away from your blog. It's just a busy time for people right now. We all love ya and wish the best for you and your family!
Happy 115th to Grandma, Happy Birthday to you to come, Happy Birthday to your blog and Happy Flag Day!
I'll be putting your giveaway on my sidebar and on group's sidebar too.
Hugs, hugs, and more hugs for my Nat:)

The Farmer's Attic said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

Great picture and cute cupcakes....happy birthday....added you to my blogroll to keep up....
xojana

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Happy blog birthday! I miss my Grandmother so much.....I know how you feel. I'd love to help celebrate her birthday! ★Linda★

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I am posting on my blog sidebar.
★Linda★

Btrie said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! Thank for this chance.

Btrie said...

I have placed it in my sidebar.

Suzanne said...

Oh, I love that picture of "the girls" -- so cute. I'd love to enter your give away!

Pat said...

Love the photograph of the sisters. I have one of my Grandmother Lil and her sister Edna. In that photo, my Grandmother is wearing a necklace that she gave to me and I gave to my daughter Holly to wear on her wedding day. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging!

Cathryn said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Woooooooohoooooooo! Happy Birthday to you! Happy, Happy Birthday to you! Happy, Happy Birthday to you--ooooooouuuu! Happy Birthday to you!

M said...

I guess your blog was a few months old when I found it...not sure, but I beleive I found a link from another crafty blogger.

My blog was two years and two months when I had to stop blogging...due to unforseen, ugly circumstances. Glad yours is still up and running :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, YOUR BLOG AND GRANDMA!
lMnop

Marcie said...

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday to you & your blog...and many more!
Marcie
memery64@zoominternet.net

Cordwood Cabin said...

Happy, happy blog birthday! May it be a great celebration and a good year of posts yet to come!

WillowtreeTreasures said...

Have a very happy birthday to you and your wonderfully written blog! )Those little glass cupcakes are just the cutest home decor.! I've never seen anything like them!)

What a great/clear picture of your grandmother and her sisters! I'm sure she will be very touched that you have included her on your blog. Women during her time could effortlessly multitask and do a great job at everything! It tired me out just reading the list of what all she could accomplish in one day!

WillowtreeTreasures said...

OOOPS SORRY! www.willowtreetreasures.blogspot.com

Callie Magee Antiques said...

Happy 2nd blog birthday.
Lois

Lori said...

Wouldn't it be great to talk to them? And the pictures--did they have to hold still a long time? And all those pleats and ruffles on their dresses. How long did it take to prepare for the photo?? And was it winter or summer?? Oh, lots of things we could ask them!

jdavissquared said...

Oh how fun! Happy blog birthday, and I absolutely adore that picture! :)

SheilaC said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love the old photos of your family...

SheilaC

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello again Natalie... what a lovely photo of your grandmother and her sisters... happy birthday to you, your blog birthday and memories of your sweet grandmother on her birthday... I love to hear stories about other ladies loved ones and the precious memories that go with them... please enter me in your generous giveaway... I look forward to going back and reading your older posts... xoxo Julie Marie

Littlebit said...

What a wonderful photo of your grandmother and her sisters! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Two years can go by so fast!. I wonder the same thing how our Grandmothers did it all. I think maybe they had the time since they didn't have TV or a blog LOL.
Please drop my name into the hat.
You give a way is wonderful!
big hugs, Elizabeth

imaginationlane said...

Hello Natalie:

Congratulations on your blog birthday! Your site is a joy...restful, inspiring and a real treat for the eyes. And thank you for stopping by my blog...it is lovely to meet you! I will come back and visit often. As a new blogger, I have lots to learn...and cozy spots like yours have much to teach me about seeing the love and beauty that surround us in spite of occasional hardships. I especially love your photos of your home and pets, and of course those lovely daughters. Family is, indeed,
everything.

See you at Where Bloggers Create 2...

Lynette

IsabellasCloset said...

Natalie, Congratulations on your blogs 2nd birthday.. and also for it being your Grandmothers birthday. What a delightful vintage photo..
June 14 is my birthday too! How about that..
Your blog is lovely!
Thanks for stopping by my blog..
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

Cheyenne said...

Love your blog!! Love the photo's on your blog-the one of your grandma and her sisters is so neat!

jennjp0518 said...

New follower!!
love the giveaway~
jenn14_85 at yahoo dot com