Monday, August 13, 2007

WOOHOO!!
Yes, today is my 200th post and I have a special GIVEAWAY to celebrate the occasion!

Handpainted Message Board ~ painted by me of course with a beautiful orange lily. It's been baked into the tile so that you can wash it by hand. It will come with a dry erase marker (seen below) so that you can write special messages, notes, etc. on. Whatever suits your fancy!
My friend Terry's dad made these awesome tile holders for me -thanks!
















So, all you have to do is leave me a comment today and on Wednesday I will have one of my darling boys draw a name when they get home from school. (around 3:45p.m. eastern)
(Oh, yeah! All the messages from Fridays post will go in the basket as well) Please feel free to let your blog friends know about my giveaway ~ I love having new people visit my blog!
UPDATE: I have a sick son home again today
(Wed. Aug. 15th) ~ doctors appt. at 3:20p.m. so will hold the drawing this evening after my evening paint class ~ around 8:30p.m.




Hope you had a wonderful weekend. It's easy to tell school is back in session because my youngest has already come home with a cold or something. He started coughing on Wednesday and by Saturday him and I both were just a hurtin with sore throats, swollen glands behind our ears, and me well just feeling like I've been run over. I tried to paint yesterday and let's just say thank goodness it was on glass so it could easily be washed off. I realized after about the 7th attempt I just wasn't suppose to pick up a paintbrush feeling the way I did. I'm feeling much better today but still a bit run down.
We had a terrible storm on Saturday which resulted in my coffee maker blowing up (not literally) but lightning struck and all 3 kids were running into our room, DH and I were running into the kitchen and that's where we all met - thought for sure it hit the house. Coffee maker was turned on and trying to make nothing. We unplugged everything (kids outlets had already shut off) and went to bed. Their outlets were fine but the coffee maker was kaput! Oh well, got a really nice stainless steal one to replace it although I have to admit my coffee didn't taste as good this morning so I'm hoping it's just working out any new appliance kinks it has.
DH went and saw Stardust last night and gave it 2 thumbs up!
Well, I have so much to do today since I did nothing over the weekend. Plus, I'm gonna try and sneak in a little nap today with the puppies.

Have a wonderful day. Don't forget to leave me a comment to be entered for the giveaway!

57 comments:

Chris said...

Hey again! I hope you're feeling better now. I forgot to say "CONGRATULATIONS on your 200th post!" in my last comment, so I'm doing it now. First day of 1st grade for Kaila today - can you believe it?? Remember when you used to hold her and let her fall asleep on your chest?! Well I hope you enjoy your Monday! Blessings and love, Chris

Christina said...

-No coffee??? What was the world coming to?! LOL And as far as storms, I kind of like them. What a great time to snuggle and really focus on each other.
-Now for your art... I can not believe how envious I am of your amazing talent. Another blogging friend of mine, Jen is talented with this gift also. If ya come by my blog, visit This is the Day.
Happy 200th posts!!!
In Him,
Christina

Sharon said...

I'm in. Love the little message tile. Hope you are feeling better and Know what you mean about the coffee. My office coffee makes it worth coming to the office. Can't get the same taste at home.
xo

Anonymous said...

WOW! 200 POST. AND SOON IT WILL BE 1 YEAR I'VE BEEN TAKING LESSONS FROM YOU. I LOVE THE TILE AND TIGER LILY. WHAT A NEAT IDEA. YOU ARE SO CREATIVE AND SUCH AND INSPIRATION TO ALL OF US. WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE YOU AS OUR "MENTOR".GOD BLESS YOU.
LISA P.

Sugar Bear said...

Congratulations on reaching 200! That is a big moment. I hope you are feeling better - how lousy to get sick right off the bat! A nap with the puppies sounds so wonderful! Cuddly little sleepy puppies are the best.
Karla

Terry Richey said...

I should have told you about the Tassimo coffee maker my parents bought for my guest suite upstairs. It makes coffee/hot chocolate/tea in single servings in 60 seconds! Check it out at www.tassimo.com You can use it when you come to my house to visit and paint. I need to paint those tiles...those exact color lillies are in every yard in this neighborhood! Hope you feel better soon.

Tracy said...

Please enter me in your drawing. I found you through Jen's blog, This is the Day. The painted lily is beautiful! My favorite flower!

buttercup&roses said...

*congratulations on your 200th blog*

You should celebrate by having a sneaky nap with your pups...

Jennifer.

Diann said...

How in the world can you feel better without coffee? It's not possible!! :) I'm so excited for you--200 posts! That's big. I love your memo board--absolutely beautiful! Nap with your sweet pups and get to feeling better!

Christi Snow said...

Congratulations on your 200th post, Sandy! LOVE that tile...it's really beautiful!! I hope that you are feeling better really soon- that is one of the worst things about school starting back up! smiles...

Jen in MS said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today and for your sweet comment!

Please include me in the drawing! I would love to win your lovely creation!

Have a great day!

ADELE said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. That is so exciting. I have been blogging 5 months as of yesterday and I am totally hooked. I love coming here to your blog. I am ALWAYS inspired. Enter my name for your giveaway. Thanks so much!

nancy said...

hey, so cool w/the 200th post! you are awesome, sandy! love the tile, as well! whoever is awared will be blessed with a "little bit of you" in their home! hope u & h are feeling better....have you seen "hairspray" yet? love, nanc

wisteriagirl said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. I found your Blog while reading someone else's blog. I love your blog and would love to win the note tile. Count me in, please. Hugs, Cindy

Angela said...

Please enter me in!!
Wish I could be napping but you can imagine what I came home to after WOF. A husband and 3 little boys, need I say more?

Julie said...

me me me - franticly waiving hands in the air!! Pick meeeee!

Linda said...

count me in again:) (just in case you did not get me from Friday's comments
Love ya

Dragonlady said...

Congrats Sandy on the 200th post!
I love your tile and also want to try your salsa recipe...you don't have to add my name to the drawing since I won your beautiful tissue holder a few weeks ago...
Just wanted to say Hi

Brenda

Carrie said...

Oooh I hope I am not too late. Congrats on your 200th post! No morning is complete without coffee :) I love the orange lily.

~ Carrie

Alice J said...

Sandy,
CONGRADULATIONS!!!
2oo is a lot of posting! But it takes it for your students.

Glad you are feeling better. But don't bring it to class Wednesday.

Don't forget me! Those tiles are gorgeous!!! The lily looks so real! Please teach me that one.

I took a nap today too. After I went to the doctor appointment that took 3 hours! But I am doing fine and will live for another painting class! Can't wait til Wednesday!

Take care of those boys and the pups and your DH. God has blessed you well! Now you can say AMEN!!
AliceJ

Tami said...

Happy 200th! I love storms...time to just sit, snuggle up with My Love and knit. The orange lily is gorgeous! What an amazing talent you have.

Bonnie said...

Hi Sandy...I hang my head in shame that I haven't visited in so long...hopefully you will forgive me when you see what I have given you on my blog-recent post at the bottom...
I also , seeing as though I am here, would like to enter your giveaway! Cheeky or what! Keep well! Bonnie

Deanna said...

Congratulations on #200! I love visiting your blog and looking at the pictures all of your wonderful projects. I think I need to move to Georgia so I can take your classes!

La Tea Dah said...

Congrats on your 200th post! Yippee! Beautiful message board. What great ideas you come up with!

Enjoy a lovely week!

LaTeaDah

Kim said...

Congrats on your 200th post. It just seems like yesterday when you celebrated your 100th post! Hope you are feeling better. I LOVE the tile and can't wait for the Tiger Lily class! I took a little nap when I came home for lunch since I went in to work at 6:00 a.m. today. I've learned how to power nap really well! Hugs ~ Kim

Peggy said...

Congrats on #200 - thats terrific! I hope you are giving away PUPPIES because I want one! They are so adorable - I have a red smooth and he is my shadow. Pick us!

justabeachkat said...

Love the tile! Enter me please.

Hugs!
Kat

Bev Davis said...

LOVE LOVE the lily you are fantastic!!!

michelle said...

Way to go, that is quite an accomplishment! So glad I have found you!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your 200th post milestone. Isn't it amazing how quickly the time goes by when writing to friends?

MississippiZen said...

Beautiful work! I just found your blog from Adele and Diann's blog :) Look forward to reading more about you!

Margie

Alice J said...

Sandy,
Got to leave another comment! Love the landscape picture on August 27th!!! Am I signed up?
Still reading Proverbs.
God shall supply all you needs.
Love,
AliceJ

Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling better. Wow, 200 posts! Give everyone a hug from PopPop and Nana.

Terri and Bob said...

Well, I hope its not too late. I love the tile! Congrats on your 200th post, and what a nice way to celebrate!

Cathy said...

I want to sign up for your lovely creation. You are so talented.

Miss*Laurence said...

Happy 200th! ( is this where I should add "you don't look a day over 21" ? ;-))
What a freak storm you've had! We tend to unplug everything too in the smallest storm - altough some device have inbuilt safety fuses, you can't be too prudent!
Love the message board, I hope I'll be lucky this time round! Take care.

inspiration=creation said...

HEY I'm in!! Congrats on your 200th post!!! You asked about the flower in my blog title .. and I asked the girl who took the picture... she will be emailing me later with the name (I hope)!!

Paula said...

Happy 200th post! You have amazing talent. Beautiful work!

Daughter of the King said...

oh..I will play...you are so talented...I took ONE One stroke class(is that what it is called)....and just felt dyslexic..or like I had ADD....maybe if YOU were the instructor..it would have clicked...your work is stunning.
Myself..I am dying to go see:
Becoming Jane
Deby

Robyn Haas said...

Oh how wonderful! thank you for inviting me to your blog. I am very new in the blogging world! And I have been having a blast gettting to know other nice, wonderful people! Your blog is very lovely. Please come and check mine out when you get a chance! Thanks again! Hugs! Oh by the way congrats on your 200th post. I hope one day to do the same! :)

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Love it! Please enter me too.

Terri and Bob said...

Thank you for visiting my site and I have added you to my list of Inspiring People and Places!

Michelle said...

congrats on your 200th post!! that is a beautiful tile painting and what a neat idea to use it that way - great for writing down those little messagges and things to not forget!

Linda said...

Congrats on your 200th post!! You are really talented!!

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Hi Sandy, congrats on 200! Wow! Sorry I missed your giveaway, your paintings are lovely. Thanks for stopping my blog. xo, suzy

Sandi McBride said...

Gosh, hope your babykins is feeling better! I didn't drag my sorry tail to the computer yesterday, feeling all yucky, but am here today and marveling at your talent, girl! It's a good thing I am blessed with a sense of humor, because i can't even draw a decent looking stick man! Hug the kiddo tell him to feel better...
Sandi

jessi nagy said...

congrats!!!! wow. im only at 25. you inspire me.
Jessi Nagy

www.scrappyjessi.blogspot.com

Miles Away In France said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, I will be visiting you again.
I would love to be entered in the drawer.
Racheal x

Christina said...

Praying for a speedy recovery for the wee one...

Sarah said...

great blog loved looking through it!!!

Christy said...

Hi! I keep seeing your picture on alot of blogs that I visit so I thought I'd come check you out. LOVE you blog! Happy 200th post!

Decorating Queen said...

Hello! I enjoyd reading your blog. I came across it from Linda. Your banner is very nice. Happy 200th post!! Nicole

Nicole said...

Holy cow! You have 52 comments on this post alone. Remember when you stressed adding your counter late in your blogging and was concerned about the number of people visiting......You are a super star. (Can I have your autograph?)
Nicole

Metallyptica said...

Am I still on time to be in the give-away?

Hope so cause I really love that tile of yours!!

I'm just glad I found your blog, it's a great one!! I'll surely be checking it back soon!!

I'm Lisa said...

Love the message board...and your blog....I can't wait to check your blog daily...

HUgs,
Lisa Banks <><

Angela said...
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Angela said...

Congradulations on posting 200 times! WOW! :)
*HUGS*