My Alpine Home

Sunday, August 14, 2011

From My NEST to Yours. . .BLOOM Give-Away!

Here’s a bit of what’s been blooming in my garden as of late:

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Hollyhocks, daisies, coneflowers, yarrow, limelight hydrangea, morning glory, lilies, sunflowers, and black-eyed susan’s,

I love these cottage creations!

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I have been a bit slow at finishing my N.E.S.T. banner.  Finally, it is done and hanging.

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After I made mine, I decided to make another for a give-away in celebration of 100 followers.  I am so happy that my number is still rising.

You know, the title of my blog is:  “A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson”.  For those of you who are too young to remember the darling little Swedish Mrs. Olson that appeared on the Folgers' commercials.  I highly recommend you give it a Google!

Here’s hoping that you find checking out my daily post (well, almost daily) as important as that cup of coffee, tea, diet coke (which happens to be my personal favorite), or what ever it is that starts your motor running! I absolutely love reading your comments!  They help to make my day a little bit brighter.

For my give away I chose the words B.L.O.O.M.

Why:

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1. Because I like you!

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2. Love connecting with people from so many different states and even countries!

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3. Obviously, I love visiting your blogs!

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4. Oh, what inspiration and ideas I have gotten from you!

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5. My all time favorite thing to do. Blogging and give-aways.

I started blogging in Feb. ‘2009’, after my youngest daughter, Kylee suggested it.

I really was computer illiterate.  I’ve come a long way baby!

At first I just did it for family members and a few friends. Didn’t post pics for quite some time.

It wasn’t until a few months ago that I started blog hopping.  Oh what fun I am having!

I love all of my original followers!  But just like a par-ty, there’s always room for more!

Just want to say thanks so much for bringing me such joy with your sweet comments.

To enter the give-away, become a follower.  Let me know in a comment that you are one.

Second chance all you have to do is leave a separate comment on this post.

See, that’s really easy!

I am getting ready for my sons wedding so I will leave it open until Aug. 30th.

Yes, it will be strung and ready to hang.

Good Luck and just one more thing I’d like to say

This BUDS FOR YOU! Thanks so much for helping me BLOOM!!

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After you enter my give-away, pop on over to visit Courtney at French Country Cottage for her give-away. Just found a third give-away on another blog fav, 52 Flea.  How fun is this?

http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2011/08/gorgeous-patina-style-giveaway.html

http://52flea.blogspot.com/2011/08/mb-treasure-hunt-give-back.html?showComment=1313353798845#c5942351393096708158

Look:  Another give-away I just found.  Be sure and check it out.

http://shoprubyjean.blogspot.com/2011/08/nest-pretty-thingsgiveaway.html#comment-form

Ruby Jean give-away

I will be linking this post with:

Little Red House for Mosiac Monday

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphis Monday

Polly Want a Crafter

A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday

Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday

40 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

Jann, your flowers are spectacular! I've tried growing hollyhocks a couple of times, but for some reason I don't have any luck. You've inspired me to give them another try!
I can't tell you how much I want, no NEED that Bloom banner! I always enjoy my visits to your blog, and thanks for a chance to win!

~~Carol~~ said...

I'm a follower!

eileeninmd said...

Your garden must look lovely, your flowers are all gorgeous. Beautiful photos.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,

Congratulations, on the success of your blog!! It has been so much fun meeting you!!
Your flowers look like they had a great summer, just beautiful...Best Wishes to the Bride & Groom!!
All the Best,
Christine

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a new follower! I hope you'll come and visit me soon, too! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this beautiful banner! It would be perfect above my desk in my hobby room! Thanks! ♥

ellen b said...

You have some great flowers growing in your garden. Love the banner!!

Snap said...

Your garden is spectacular. Thanks for sharing it with us. And your bloom banner is precious!

missing moments said...

Good for you getting out there and start blogging. I too am sort of new at this and am loving it with my new hobby of photography! Look forward to hopping over here.
New follower! Hope you stop by!

Diane said...

I am already a faithful follower!

Diane said...

Looks like you have a beautiful garden and enjoy spending time in it! Love your BLOOM banner, so count me in your wonderful Giveaway...I have a perfect spot for it in my home. I am keeping my fingers crossed! Diane

Diane said...

I have posted your Giveaway on my sidebar on my blog.

BailiwickStudio said...

Your garden is so lovely! And the BLOOM banner is charming! ::Jill

Peg said...

The banner is beautiful! Truly you are an artist! Love the bud! A follower, always and forever! Bff's too! Love you! Did I use too many of these!!!?

Lynda @ Uber Savvy Buzzword said...

Lovely details. Bunting is the best! Lynda

Priscilla said...

Love your blog =]

Diane Writes said...

Hello Jan! I discovered your blog from Mary's Mosaic Monday party and I'm happy to land here. I live in the city so most of the time gardens, flowers and plants are rare occurrences in my sight. The pictures you have captured gave me a refreshing break in this stressful day at work. I am a new follower of your blog. I hope we could know each other better too. Have a great day!

Diane Mars said...

Jan, what a beautiful garden.. and I guess I must give up my age I do remember Mrs. Olsen. What a lovely giveaway... count me in! Hugs, Diane

Diane Mars said...

Jan.. I am a follower, good luck with the Wedding! Hugs, Diane

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Your garden is amazing and that banner is great. Yeah, I remember Mrs. Olson too, relic that I am.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh yes! I'm a follower and I DO remember Mrs. Olson. Thanks for making this sweet banner for us. Love it!

Mema Rocks said...

Jan I can't believe how you home has turned into this wonderful fairy land. I can't wait for school to start so we can come visit you in person again. It'll be fun seeing all you've done. Love the Blog I might need a lesson.

The Armchair Housewife said...

Hey there bloggy friend, Ive been a follower for a while and I DO enjoy reading your posts with a cup of tea (doing it right now!) I'll have to google Mrs Olsson. :)

You didnt say if the give away is open to Canadians, but if it is, Id love to enter, your banner is just too dear. :)

Blessings!

Nicole

Betsy (BB) said...

I love this giveaway! It is lovely! Thanks for the opportunity to participate! I am enjoying your blog with a glass of iced tea (southern style. :-D

mimi_62 said...

Love your flowers and all you do. Would love to have THAT banner.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I figured out how to comment again just in time. I love all your give-aways. You are just to gang talented, but I'm glad you are so willing to share.
Love, your sis
Jeanne

Riet said...

What a lovely post and I love your flowers. LIke you I had to learn to blog some years ago. I did go on the internet but what was blogging. A friend told me what to do and there my blogging life started. Very slowly and trying to find out things. Now I am hooked and post at least a few times each week.
Have a nice day.
Riet from Holland.

Mildred said...

Lovely post with wonderful photos and collages!
Thans for sharing;o)
Your giveaway is simply beautiful!
I'm a follower too;o)

¤ Happy day ¤

Anonymous said...

Jann, LOve, love, love the banner!!!!
Kathy Watkins

Anonymous said...

Hey Jann, Did you see that, I did it. Finally got it to post. Yea!!! Make sure you enter me in the drawing cause I need that banner for my living room. It would just match right now.
Love ya, Kathy Watkins

Marie said...

You have such a beautiful garden Mrs. Olson. Love the vibrant colors, makes your garden so cheerful. I can only imagine someone walking into your garden and being happy! Happy Thursday!
-Marie

Anonymous said...

What an inspiration you are to all of us that know and love you. Lucky are those who are connected to you through your post. I just enjoy walking through your yard and home,seeing your creativity all over the place.
Lady Di

Shelley said...

Thanks for always being my friend and letting me "BLOOM" with you through life....

This is my first time ever blogging....

Shelley said...

I am your newest follower...I'm excited to win something.. Like a BLOOM banner...Keeping my fingers crossed.. I LOVE IT!!!

Peg said...

I just wanted to add my second chance at winning that beautiful banner. Truly enjoyed soaking up a few vitamin D rays on your gorgeous patio. So happy that you're my friend.

poppilinnstudios said...

What a pretty banner! I'd hang it in my art room that I'm re-doing!
-Lynn

mimi_62 said...

Jann:

I'm also a follower. I think I should win the banner for my living room. Love your blog too.

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Jann,

Already a follower! Your sweet little bloom banner is perfect for a giveaway!

Jann Olson said...

Miss Peg is the winner! Hope she enjoys her banner.

Drei said...

Wow... its so cute. I like the design its perfect in my receiving room.

thanks for the idea.

"DREI wants nurses uniforms"