Monday, December 31, 2007

giveaway!


As I was working today on cleaning up the basement, I had an idea. I thought that I might do a little giveaway.
A Blog Redesign Giveaway!
Just for fun! Fixing up blogs isn't something I do on a regular basis but I thought it would be a nice way to spread a bit of cheer.
If you're interested in getting a little help fixing up your blog or starting up a new one or just a fresh look or a new banner, just leave a comment here in the next day. Tomorrow evening, I'll put the names in a bowl and pick out a winner.

77 comments:

Grace @ Rose Cottage Lane said...

Wow, Amy! What a lovely and generous giveaway. Please enter my name. I'd love to win that. My husband is a graphic designer, which is to say, it's sort of like the cobbler's children who have no shoes.

tricia said...

Oh my, oh my, could I ever use your creative genius on my blog! Count me in!
Happy New Year : )

Tara said...

Mine could definitely need some help! You're so generous!

rooruu said...

Your blog is always such a treat for the eyes, and then your prose has a lovely warmth.

All the best for tomorrow's house inspection - I've been admiring your energy and commitment to the foster parenting project. Happy New Year!

Mimi said...

I'm just a lurker and want to start my own blog after the 1st. How great it would be to have a beautiful banner from a pro! I so enjoy your inspiring blog.
Thanks...Sue

Carol Weimer said...

Love your inspiration each time I visit. Would love additional help getting additional add-ons to my own page.

D'Rae said...

i could use a new banner, because I just don't know how to make them. What a fun idea!

Scrappy Jessi said...

oohh that would be so fabulous!!!
a new banner would rock! and i know you are the girl to do it!
now that would put a smile on my face, even after surgery!!! i would have something to smile about!
have a happy new years!!!

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh, that could be exciting!

Queenie Bee. said...

OH, wouldn't I just be the luckiest girl in the UNIVERSE to win your blog makeover?! How exciting!! Even if I don't win, thanks for your generosity at a time when you already have so much going on in your own life. You truly are an inspiration to me. Thanks so much for sharing your time and thoughts with us. Happiest of 2008 to you and yours!

Sunny said...

I was just asked by an on-line friend today if I had a blog.

I don't. I've considered it a million times. I'm worried it would be lame. There are so many blogs I admire (like yours) and see something cool about it, and think, how'd she do that? Would love to know!

Happy New Year!

hunnybunny said...

I'm mainly a lurker here but I had to comment because I think you're contest is really cool. I wish you so much luck with the new year!

Heidi Y said...

This is a great giveaway!! I need help with my blog... Thanks :)

Danielle said...

Oh, how generous. I am a lurker but how could I not respond to this. My blog could definitely use your help!

Happy New Year!!

Shelly said...

I would LOVE one as I haven't a clue how to do mine.....


Happy New year!

Natasha said...

Oh just in time, It seems my blog drive has driven away and this would be just the thing to get me back in the groove.

Inspiration is why I always pop in here. I have enjoyed your thoughts and ideas for over a year and you never fail to inspire...yes, hence your blog name:)!

gkgirl said...

considering i have been
mucking about
on my blog
just randomly messing things up
i certainly could use some help...

:)

Nicole said...

Oh what a fabulous offer. New Year New Look for the Bloggie.

Pick me Pick me!

Happy New Year!!

Jerusalem said...

ohhh I would love a Blog-Redesign - what a lovely gift you are giving away! Throw my name into the hat pretty please!

Amy said...

Oh that's incredibly kind of you! Please add me.

Kimberly said...

I'd like to enter your drawing as well. I've yet to figure out the banner thing myself...I just took my blog back to all white after Christmas. I'd love some help.
Your blog is so lovely. I found you via 4:53.

Dolly said...

Amy this is such a wonderful give away!
Take a look... My blog is so sad... it needs some umph and pizzaz.... some blog love!
Lots of bloggy love!
Pleasse enter my name in the hat!I am keeping my fingers crossed!

Happy New Year!
Hugz, Dolly

P.S. I am hosting a Vintage Heart Swap... You are invited to come and join the fun!
www.frommycherryheart.blogspot.com

Trace Geworsky said...

Your giveaway KICKS BUTT!!!!!!!!!!!! YES, please enter my name in this fabulous contest....I need a LOT of help with my blog.....Im all about being creative, but when it comes to computers im pretty illiterate...I would love to have my blog reflect my creativity.
Happy new year,
Trace G

Joanna said...

Oh this is the BEST giveaway I have ever seen on a blog! I'm in! I'm in! You are so generous. I just discovered your blog yesterday and have added it to my list to visit every day. It's so interesting and beautiful to look at!

Marianne said...

Count me in on this luscious giveaway. You're yoo sweet.
Marianne

Tracey said...

Oh my yes, I could use a makeover! Please put my name in the bowl! :)

BA said...

i have only started a few months back... and i am ALWAYS changing my designs and templates trying to get it right! you have the cleanest & greatest designs ... it is generous of you to offer your services to someone, because it can be overwhelming ... just like all clutter ... ick! could you add my site, please?

mabelle said...

Oh dear!! What a treat! I will be delighted and so way excited to win it!!! ...what a special way to start the new year.

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy, it's Stacy, your inspiration swappee from SB! I was hoping Santa would bring me a blog, but no luck. Maybe you can help me. :)

sstreet43 said...

How generous! And how did you know that I just added "start my new blog" to my 2008 goals.

Crossing my fingers. Shawn

stephanie t. said...

Just stopped by to visit and leave a message of 'good luck' knowing that your home visit is just around the corner...I told some non-blogging, social worker friends in my neighborhood about your latest endeavors...and about the unbelievable child's room...And how lucky a child would be to land in your care...And how all of us wish there were more people like you! Best of luck and Good wishes!

leah said...

what a fun fun idea!

count me in and thank you so much for making 2007 soooo inspiring ♥!

happy new year!

Julie Fillo said...

I love reading your blog and would be thrilled to have you make my blog pretty too.

Julie

Sabrina said...

how fun!! I have been thinking of starting a blog so this would be a wonderful treat! happy new year!

AnastasiaC said...

that would be fun - ive loved your blog for like ever...such sweet style you have!
happy new year too! hope this year is just fabulous!!

Diane said...

What a wonderful give away. Happy New Year!!

B said...

Hi, Amy
I love to read your blog every day and love your designs. Please put my name in the bowl for a chance to have your great design touch on my own blog! Thanks and Happy New Year.

Laurie said...

I'm sure you'll have a gazillion entry's for this give away, and I'll be more likely to get hit by lightning than winning, but count me in. I am so computer illiterate that I have no clue how to do anything creative on my blog.

Marsha said...

OH!!! What a great giveaway! I have promised myself that I WILL START A BLOG IN 2008~I would LOVE your help as Inspire Co. was the first blog I stumbled across and introduced me to the wonderful world of blogging!! Sill one of my must reads!!!
Happy New Year~
Marsha

Anonymous said...

OOh, please count me in. I'm a newbie and my blog definitely needs some help.
I love your blog. And your pink coat! And your elephant!
Stephanie
wordamour.wordpress.com

Theresa said...

my blog is looking tired. This is the greatest idea yet! thank you.

Erin said...

Hi Amy, Happy New Year. I'm a new blogger and my banner is pretty sad :( - I would love to win a new one!

Chandra said...

Now that would be a great thing to win!

Happy New Year!!

Susan J. said...

I'm in the "want to blog" category. I spent yesterday reading Blogging for Dummies and No One Cares What You Had for Lunch. Even so, I'm gonna need help. Please enter me in the give away and I'll hope my name is the cosmic pick.

Susan J.

heartartz said...

Yes, enter me in the contest. getting a banner on my blog is what I need to launch my blog.
Happy New year and Thanks!!!

DivaDeb said...

How can a girl pass up a chance to have her honest-to-goodness 'Patron Saint of the Technologically Disenfranchised' do an Extreme Makeover of the Blog Kind???!!!! I can't! Enter me, dear Amy, and if I win, you can have absolute free reign with my new blog for my new retail venture, 'retreat'!;o)

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

What a wonderful idea for a giveaway! please add me to the hat!

I hope you have a wonderful New Year!
Hugs!
Heather

craftymama said...

Oh, I could definitely use a makeover on mine. Pretty boring.

I am Jen said...

Omigosh...how fun!

juuli said...

Oh wow, count me in! And a happy merry new year to you, too!

vanessanstitches said...

You are the sweetest person in the world! What a great giveaway! God bless you greatly in the new year! Vanessar

Anonymous said...

Ooooo! What fun! Thanks so much for this generous giveaway - please enter my namein your drawing.
Happy New Year!
~dawn
http://ohsopretty.typepad.com/oh_so_pretty/

Maija said...

You are so kind with such a lovely offer. Count me in! My blog could use a lift!

Nanny Louise said...

Me, Me, ME...oh goodness that would be nice!
Love your blog, will dream mine will be half as gorgeous!

shabbychicshar said...

Pick me! Pick me! What a wonderful idea!

TheLilBirdStudio said...

I usually check your blog at nights when the baby is fast asleep, but something told me to go check it before I walked out the door. So happy I did. I, too, have been reading your blog for quite a while and slowly making my way through the archives.

I've been wondering for a long time how you created such a lovely blog. Between grad school, running a not-for-profit organization, raising a baby with medical problems, and a husband who is always deployed overseas, my blog has taken a back seat. That was my new year's resolution this year -- dedicate an hour at night when all the work is done to blogging and creating.

My husband is deploying overseas again shortly, and my blog is a way for him to reconnect with our son and me when he returns home. Sweet Marvin misses so much while he is away serving our country, and recording our memories is the most precious gift I can think of to give him. If I don't write it down and record pictures, I have long forgotten about so much to tell him when he returns home. My blog is also a way for us to stay connected to family. We have moved 4 times in the past 2 1/2 years, and it is important for us to maintain that connection.

A blog "makeover" would surely inspire me to fulfill my New Year's resolution and be an amazing surprise for my husband when he returns home from his deployment. Thank you for your consideration of my blog in this giveaway.

On a different note, many prayers and happy thoughts on your decision to become a mother. We have been from one hospital to the next with my baby, and through the stays have encountered so many children without a mother or father to hold them. Previously, I never thought about what happened to the babies who were given away and in need of someone to love them while they were in the hospital. I got to know one little girl baby, in particular, and took turns helping the nurses rock her. To be able to give that type of love to a child is an amazing gift for both. Thank you for generously giving of yourself so that another's life may be all the better. Never doubt what a difference you are making.

Best,

Rosalyn-Sue
www.TheLittleBluebirdDiaries.typepad.com

paulamw said...

would love to have some of your goodness!:)

LiLi M. said...

Hi! Should be a great start of 2008 winning your give- away!! Anyhow I wish you a very happy, healthy and inspiring 2008! xoxo L.

deb said...

Oh darn! I can't believe I missed this! How sweet of you to pass on the happiness!

ArlineA said...

I guess this is a way to find your lurker fans! Congrats Leah and let's hope Amy squeezes in another contest some day. We know how busy she is going to be!

Babelfish said...

What a lovely idea, so nice of you to help fellow bloggers.

Shabby Mama said...

oh me me! i bet i am too late...oh well, you once helped me with a beautiful website;;)

love! Holly

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