Tuesday, May 6, 2008

100th Post Giveaway and Award

I began my blog in January 08 after spending months perusing other people’s blogs. I did not know what in the world I’d have to say but it appears I have had so much to say I am almost at my 100th post! I’d like to celebrate with a 100th post giveaway! Just leave your name here in the comments at the end of the post and you are in the running. The prize? I am going to try to tailor it the winner if possible!

Pat from Mille Fiori Favoriti has bestowed me the “Arte y Pico” award. Thank you so much, Pat! A Brooklyn native, Pat and I are kindred spirits! My parents are born and bred Brooklynites. They moved to the suburbs shortly after marriage. I have learned so much about their younger years from Pat’s great exposes on traveling around New York City. She posted about the Green Wood cemetery in Brooklyn where, my 70 + year old parents informed me, they went to smooch! Without Pat, I would not have known this endearing detail of their lives! (Although their grandchildren have been teasing them about smooching in a cemetery! Hee-hee!).

Awards rules:

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award.
4) The award winner and one who has given the price have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.

I’d love to pass this award along to…

Spot of A dog’s life in Tamar valley, Cornwall, PL 17—because of Spot, I will visit Cornwall in my lifetime. I’m serious. His pics of his local countryside are so absolutely amazing and a feast for the eyes. The countryside is bucolic and gorgeous. View this blog and the stresses of the day fly away. I need to be Cornish. No, we all need to be Cornish.

Amanda of My Treasure Box. You’ll open this link and gasp at her pic of baby shoes. Her photos are haunting and thought provoking. This woman can take a picture!

Tracy at Pink Purl. From Norway, Tracy is multitalented: cooks, sews, knits, has an Etsy shop…and has given me great advice on the easiest way for my son to visit his Norwegian girlfriend at home in Norway this summer (he couldn’t meet a girl from Pennsylvania??). Hee-hee!

Deb of Posted From Home. I love seeing the world from outside her window! She loves the simple things in life and reminds me to take notice!

Rachel of A Romantic Porch. Rachel is so thankful everyday for her life and I am a better person for reading her blog!

This is a short list but everyone of you is special. I enjoy visiting everyone all the time!

Good luck on the 100th post giveaway!


Gina said...

Congratulations on your well deserved award Tara! ..and 100 posts in such a short time is a wonderful achievement!
I've been lucky enough to be there from the beginning :O) Gx

Alison Gibbs said...

Wow nearly 100 posts!!
Congratulations on your award

Cottage Contessa said...

Congratulations not only on your very well deserved award Tara sweetie, but on your 100th post as well! I am so happy that you did begin to blog, and I hope that you will continue to do so for many years to come dear friend! Hugs for you and cheers!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Siobhan said...

Hello Tara!

CONGRATS on reaching 100 posts in such a little time. You have so much to share with us all and I really love reading your blog so well done.

Please enter me in your giveaway.

Siobhan xo

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations on your award and your 100th post! I have enjoyed every single one of them and your presence online has been such a pleasure! I hope you keep going with this Tara, because to me, you are the girl next door who stops by for a sweet chat. Have a great day friend!


the feathered nest said...

I saw your comment at Rosemary's blog and thought I'd come take a peek. Congratulations on the award AND on your 100th post! Both are quite an accomplishment!


Rosie's Whimsy said...

We are all so happy that you took the blogging "plunge". You are most deserving of your award. Congrats on that and making it post 100! Excellent!

:-) Rosie

Kari & Kijsa said...

!00 Fabulous posts! Wow- so much to see & read- We love to peruse your site!! Always full of positive wonderfulness and makes our day!! Congratulations!

kari & kijsa

Rhondi said...

Hi Tara
You have been a very busy girl to write 100 posts in a very short time. Congratulations! Count me in on the giveaway and have a great day.
Hugs, Rhondi

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Congratulations on your Arte y Pico award. It's the first time I've come across it and it is a nice award to have, you deserve it Tara.:)

100th post coming soon? That's so good! Yes I would love to be part of the drawing. Thank you for the shoutout ...

Blogging has opened up a new world for me but more importantly, it has given me new friendships.:)

God Bless.

Sandy said...

Hi Tara,
Congratulations on your 100th post! I've lurked for a while now and decided to come out and let you know I've been visiting! Love your blog and the cheery feeling I get when I've visited.
Have a fabulous day.
Sandy :)

Classic Charm said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Love stopping in to visit you.

bj said...

Hi, Tara...Congratulations on your 100th post...Fun, ain't it !!!
Pls. add my name to your list for the sweet giveaway. You are very kind to do this!
hugs, bj

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Congrats! for the 100th post. Certainly an accomplishment in discipline and creative writing. I've enjoyed the process!

Adrienne said...

Hi, Tara -
Congratulations on nearly 100 posts. I love to come here and spend some time with you.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. Please come by again.

restyled home said...

Congrats on your award and for having such a great blog! You have actually now led me to some new blogs that sound tempting. I'm off to check them out!

Oh, and I would love to be included in your give-away!

Sandi McBride said...

COngratulations on your Award! You are so deserving of it, couldn't happen to a nicer Blogger! I am so glad you told me about the 100th post giveaway and I want to say Happy 100th...January 2008? Unbelieveable! Please enter me in this, I can't wait to see what you have derived about me from my blog lol, should I win!

Barb McMahon said...

A Hundred Posts! Woo Hoo!!!!

And I've read every single one of them!


Deb said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Tara & your award. Thanks so much for passing it on to me :-} (and your kind comment)!

annechovie said...

Wow, 100 already? Congratulations! Quite an achievement! Long live "Days Missed on a Hammock"!

Screen Door said...

I'm stoppiing by from the Little Red House. I Love the name of your weblog -- though hammock season lasts only a short time where I'm from...

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Wow, and you've only had your blog since January?...that really great!

Also congratulations on your award!

Tracy said...

Happy 100, Tara! Looking forward to 100's more! I just love coming here for a super-friendly dose of Hammock Time ;o) Congrats on your awards--your lovely place here is a sweet addition to blogland. And thank you so very much for sharing this award with me--means a lot coming from a friend! Happy Day ((HUGS))

Shannon said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! That is great! I would love to be entered! :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Tara, It's been my pleasure to get to know you through your blog. Congratulations on your 100th post and I would love to be entered in your give-away. xo Lynn

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Tara! Congrats on your 100th post and congrats also on your lovely award! I have enjoyed getting to know you! Please enter me in your sweet giveaway!

Cori G. said...

Hi Tara,
I'm stopping over for your 100th post. I love your award... it's sort of art decco-e looking. What fun.
Have a great week.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I'm so happy that you started a blog so we could enjoy it!

Congratulations on the award and the 100th post!


Rosemary said...

Hi Tara,
Thanks for visiting me.
Congrats on your award, and your 100th post.

Shannon J said...

Hey Tara! WoW! 100 posts, and only since January! THAT is amazing! (considering I've been going since July 2007 and haven't hid 50 yet!- lol) And congratulations on such a deserving award, as well! ;) I love your blog... I need to catch up though! ;)
Take care, dear.
Shannon J said...

Aww, 100 posts already! I remember when you were brand new. Isn't blogging fun, I can't imagine NOT doing it at this point. congratulaions on 100.

Anonymous said...

Hello Tara . . . I'm glad to discover your blog and

c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s
on your 100th post!

Isn't it so much fun!

~ Becky

Connie said...

Tara, What an many posts in so little time. Do you ever get a chance to relax in the hammock? I'm happy to be part of your celebration.


bluemuf said...

Hi Tara, Wow...100 posts since January. You always have such lovely posts and congratulations on the well deserved award. Here is to another 100 beautiful posts

Hugs Karen

GardenGoose said...

congratulations on your 100th post. I think I'm nearing that mark myself.

Janet said...

Wow, it seems only yesterday that you started your blog. Mine is over 6 months now..amazing! Please keep entertaining us and sign me up please.


A Romantic Porch said...

Congratulations Tara on your 100th posting! And thank you so much for giving me the honor of such a beautiful award. I appreciate very kindly the sweet things you had to say about my blog. Love,Rachel

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Hi Tara! Congratulations on your 100th post! I so enjoy reading your blog!! You have a real gift!!

Congrats on the Art y Pico award!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Tara, please enter me in the giveaway!


kelly said...

so glad i found ya!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! It is amazing when a person first starts a blog that before long you are at 100! Thank you for having a drawing!

CIELO said...

Wow nearly 100 posts and you only started bloging in Jan 08? Busy busy girl! :) Well, congratulations on your awards, and count me in for your giveaway!

Blessings to you and yours,


Sondra said...

Ooh, I love contests! Congrats on your 100th post. Pick me!!

Angela said...

Hi Tara,
I felt the same as you when I first started a blog :-). Amazing how many stories our lives do tell :-). I didn't really pay as much attention to our daily activities before, until the blog world :-).
Congrats on the 100th post!!!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Tara!
Congrats on your award (so well deserved) and your 100th post! That's a lot of posting!!
I'm so honored too that you listed me on your favorite blogs. Thank you so much Tara!
Hugs, Sherry
Loved your mom's dining room and your description. How sweet it is!

Oliver Rain said...

Wow. Congratulations. I also started my blog in January and am getting close to 100. I've so enjoyed reading your posts. I'm very glad you started your blog.

Grand Life said...

Love your blog. I just found it but will be back to visit often. Thanks for linking me to Mille so I can get my daily (o.k. multiple daily) fix's about NY.
Have a great week.

Elizabethd said...

My firsrt visit. Lovely writings, thank you!

Rue said...

Hi Tara :)

Congratulations on the award!! I just love Pat's tour around New York and Brooklyn.

Please enter my name too :)

Have a beautiful day!

Anonymous said...

wish I could win!

Susie Q said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! We are all so happy you entered the world of blogging!! : )

You are a delight and always fun to visit!

Congrats also on the sweet award! You deserve it! Congrats to those whom received it from you!


Mockingbird Hill said...

Tara...CONGRATS on your award...well deserved and doesn't it make you feel so special??

And, please enter me in your giveaway, my sweet of you to reward us on your blogging accomplishment!

Thanks for being so true...Cassie ;)

Pat said...

Hi Tara!

Glad you liked the award! I'll happily visit the blogs you chose to receive it.

One corrrection -- the cemetery in Brooklyn is "Green-Wood", not Green-Point! I wouldn't want anyone to try to smooch in the wrong place..tee hee!

Congratulations on nearing 100!!!
I'm just a little behind you!

Hugs, Pat

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Congrats on the award and your 100th post! I haven't read them all, but have enjoyed the ones that I have read very much!


Tara said...

Thanks, Pat, I changed it!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations Tara, and thank you for all the fun new links, I got lost in New York already. I wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Mother's Day. Blessings, Karen

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW! 100 posts already, congratulations! Your blog is wonderful :) Congrats on the fab award too! That is great!


Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Tara,

Congratulations on your well deserved award and your 100th blogversary :) I'm so glad you are here.


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Cottage Contessa said...

Happy Mother's Day Tara to both you and your lovely mum! I hope you both have a fantastic day sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Siobhan said...


Siobhan ox

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I didn't think I would have lots to say either in my blog- but there is always something isn't there?!!! -Cleverclogs

Country Cottage Chic said...

Congratulations on your 100th post & please do enter me into your giveaway!