Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Celebration! #100 is here! Party time!

Welcome, new and old friends! Some of you (Cher) have been with me from the beginning of time. Some of you (Peggy) have just found me. Though some days I am more inspired than others, I am always happy to know that someone is reading and sharing life with me. I'd like to say thank you for taking the time to leave comments. Comments rock.

Today, I ask that you grab your favorite beverage, put on your party hat, sit back, and travel with me through some of my memorable posts. I know. I have a lot listed. I got carried away! Enjoy what you can. Reaching 100 posts is something to celebrate!

Since I started blogging in August, I have met some wonderful people. Face to face, through blogging, I've met Theresa, Cher, Renee and Margo. I've spoken with the Other Theresa on the phone. I had met Debbie before, but, we reconnected in blog land. Portia admitted to me that she lurks my blog daily, but she never comments.

Together, we have laughed at Junk Pumpkins. And then there was the Homely Coming Dance. And I shared small stuff and faith with you.

I introduced you to one of my business partners at Primitiques, Kathie. And then you got to meet Jeannie, at our open house. You've gotten to see Primitiques. And more. And even more.

You got to meet David (my love), who has a blog called Student of Life. Many of us refer to him as Snakelover. He has a talent for photography and I've enjoyed showing him off. I have shared a poem and my love. And again, more of my love.

The doors to my home swung wide open when I shared Floor Decor with you. And I tried to redeem myself with the finished product.

My friend, Mayron, told me I should blog. My mind flashed to myspace and facebook and my mouth said no. Putting everything out there wasn't for me. I was sure of it. Mayron told me to look at Theresa' blog and Debbie's blog. I looked. And guess what. I was sold! Thank you Mayron for being my mentor. And a big thanks to those of you who inspire me every day with your blogs, posts, comments, and words of kindness and encouragement. Thank You!

You are already a winner, let there be no doubt. But, if you'd like the opportunity to win a drawing for a prize, read on.

Yesterday (#99), I posted the giveaway info for the celebration of my 100th post. Some folks left comments on that post, and that's cool. I'll count it toward an opportunity. But, if you would, please leave a nice comment on today's 100th post.

Basically, with your comment today, you will be entered in a drawing for a great book, The House that Cleans Itself by Mindy Starns Clark. If you become a follower, you get another chance at winning. If you post about my giveaway (and tell me) you get another chance. If someone leaves a comment and tells me you sent them, YOU get another chance. Cool, huh?

So, happy 100th post to me! Thank you for being a part of the celebration and good luck!

Happy Day!

ps. I am blown away by the amount of new folks commenting. I can't wait to sit in front of my computer for hours on end, to read about y'all! Please tell me, you are aware that I am loving this!! I can't wait for my next giveaway! haha This one ends Friday at midnight in Texas, by the way.


  1. Hi Mindy,
    I'm here from Theresa's Garden Antiques blog. I am with you, there are so many great people out there in blog land - it's really mind blowing at times that so many people are creative and nice at the same time.

    Congratulations on your 100th post! And, of course, please enter me in the drawing. Good to meet you. Off to check out the links in your post.

  2. Wow, I'm so behind on things. I just left a comment on yesterday's post thinking it was todays. I'm mixing myself up now.

    OK, I WANNA WIN! Please...

    I'm going back to add a link on my blog, so I get an extra chance.

    You've got a great blog. I love your home and love meeting your family through your words and pictures. Keep up the good work! Happy 100th!!!

  3. Well, I would love it if my house cleaned itself, so please enter me for a chance to win the book. Congrats on the 100th post!


  4. Congratulations on your 100th post. I've added a link on my blog. I can't believe you and Pam have already hit 100. We all started about the same time and I don't think I'm even at 80 yet. I guess I'd better get typing. Tn'T

  5. Congrats to you on your 100th birthday ... um ... er ... post! My eggnog is all gone but I'm lifting my can of HEB diet cola to you! Continued verbiage, my dear!

    The Texas Woman

  6. Hi Mindy , I found you through Deb's blog . I'm posting about your Giveaway today. I'll add you to my Blog list - is that the same as following? Thanks so much!

  7. Fringe girl sent me over from her give her an extra chance! Now I'm off to snoop around...I just love finding new places!

  8. Theresa at Garden Antiques insisted that I enter this contest so that I could mention that she sent me..............she was hinting that mentioning her name several times would be a good idea.....she really wants that book.
    Makes me think her house must be a real mess.

    i'm entering via this post and telling you that THERESA sent me:)

    I look forward to checking out your blog a wee bit later - i looks like it will be fascinating.

    I also want to invite you to my blog as I'M having a blog giveaway - second post down, I think. And, IT'S A GOOD ONE (and my first one:)

    see you there! jan

  9. Congrats Mindy my BFF! All kidding aside, congrats on the 100th! Please put my name in the hat, you know how bad I want it!!

  10. This book sounds intriguing. I found out about your giveaway at Garden antiques Vintage. I just had my 100th post too--congratulations!

  11. Welcome, newbies! This is fun!

    Tricia-just WANTING to be a follower will be good enough, since you are on a different service and are unable to officially follow me.

    Bella Shabby, welcome! Blog list or follow. Either is fine, I do believe.

    See how easy I am? ~Mindy

  12. I clicked over from Garden Antiques blog. Congratulations on your 100th post.

  13. Hi Mindy,
    I came over from Pam at Frippery. I'm so happy ya'll are both celebrating 100 postings!!! Congratulations to you both. I have a ways to go (I'm 80 something) but when I get where ya'll are at, I hope I have as much enthusiasm as ya'll do...this is so fun. Nice visit, love your blog,

  14. Holy linkage, batman! That post had to take a long time - kudos to you! :) Glad we met in '08!


  15. Hey Mindy
    I just realize I didn't have to in my blog list! You are there now though! Sorry! Happy 100th!! Here's to 100 more! Cheers!

  16. Congrats on your 100th post. Have just started reading your post several weeks ago and have really enjoyed it. Keep up the good work!

  17. Thanks for mentioning me as your newest follower!

  18. Mindy:

    Here I am...being NICE! Making a NICE comment...with a NICE smile on my face...and a glass of NICE wine in my hand! It has been so NICE meeting you via your blog...I have had the NICEST time getting to know you! Can't wait to have our NICE first meeting of the JWL Club at Warrenton! I would say that your blog is NICE...but it isn''s great! How was that for a NICE comment?



  19. Hey, little one, I wanna be in the contest. It's hard for me to leave nice comments...but, not when it's for you.

  20. Enter me in the drawing! Theresa from Garden Antqs Vintage sent me! Good luck!

  21. I totally need a house that cleans itself... Please count me in! Congrats on your 100th post!!

  22. Ohh, pick me, I need a house that cleans itself.

  23. Hi Mindy, I found you from Theresa at Garden Antiques and you already have me hooked. Your writing withOUT pix is captivating. I can't wait to sit here tonight and go through all your links. What fun you have had. I haven't been doing this very long and know what you mean about the friends. Thanks for sharing. (I am a follower now and you are on my blog list) Blessings, carrell

  24. Oh yeah ... now I'm hooked on you (just like phonics, only much better!) Little Miss Garden Antiques said to mention her name so it will broaden her chances of winning. I hope each of us wins - how 'bout that. By the way - I'm your newest follower ... you're added to my Daily List! Hugs until tomorrow!

  25. I just found your blog today. I look forward to reading all of your 100 posts! I am having a 100th post giveaway too, hope you stop by to check it out.

  26. I NEED that book, With two kids at home again I need all the help I can get, I'm linkin' and followin' girlfriend. Hugs, Pam

  27. Okay, I left a comment but it disappeared.(operator error) I do need that book desperately. So I'm a linkin' and a followin'. Hugs, Pam

  28. Mindy,

    Thanks for commenting on my new Blog. You are giving me a great example to follow! Here's to your Second Year!!!!!
    Hugs, Donna

  29. Hello!

    I just saw the post on Theresa's blog and I just wanted to let you know that I WOULD LOVE to win this book. I am a sweep and vaccum aholic. I know that sounds silly, but I love to clean especially the floors that I walk on. If I win this book it would probably make my life a lot easier in that area.

    Thank you! Have a great day!

    Angelica Torrez

  30. More and MORE new people! I can't tell you how much fun I am having! Welcome to all you new folks!

    Jodie, I'm glad you can appreciate mine and Pam's enthusiasm. It's contagious, you know?

    Mountainhomestore, thank you for reading and commenting.

    Malisa, if I were to put your name in the hat for every "NICE", wouldn't your odds increase? But, I won't! haha However, I like very much how you play by the rules. Kudos!

    Mayron! My friend, Mayron! You have learned how to comment! You've got the whole world in your hands now, my friend!

    Carrell, I'm glad that you can appreciate the posts without pictures. Thanks!

    Carol, I signed up for your giveaway.

    All you new folks. I really look forward to spending some time getting to know you by reading your blogs. Thanks for joining my little world. And good luck!


  31. Saw your blog at Theresa's but I've been over here before. Congratulations on your 100th post!
    I hear you are in for a visit from A Junk will have a great time with Renee. She's a fun gal! Hope to meet you soon!

  32. OK. Let's see if i've got it.
    I only say nice things. Easy, because that's just who i am.
    (I know, the nice thing wasn't supposed to be about me. I just wanted to make you smile.);0)
    Here is the nice thing about you, even though we just met. You're delightful sparkly eyes, and sweet smile, made me smile. I can see you have a zeal for life. Thanks

    I am fairly new to bloggig myself and thinking i may not be able to wait till blog 100 to do a giveaway. I may have to do it at 79, or some other weird number. Don't think anyone would complain.

    I will post about your drawing on my blog, and hope people tell you that is where they read it so I'll get lots of chances to win. Of course then I would have to read the book, and do some organizing, right? =0)

    Now I'll enjoy reading more of your posts.

    Barbara Jean

  33. Congrats on your 100th post! I come way of Frippery and am so glad to have found you and already know this will be a daily stop for me as well. You know... gotta get that blog fix every morning.. just like the java!!

  34. Congratulations on your 100th post. It sounds like a great book, I need all the help I can get.

    I found out about your blog from, Sue @ Bella Shabby.

  35. Congratulations on your 100 post! Your blog seems very nice I will be back to read more.

  36. YAY for 100!! So glad to have met a new bloggy friend :)

    I don't even have to tell you how great I think that book is ;)

  37. Getting the book would be fun, but I think I had the most fun seeing all your comments, I guess I'll have to give something away! I always get so excited when someone puts a comment on my blog. I enjoy sharing so much, I guess it feels good to know when someone is looking. I have gained so much from blogging, I am so inspired by people like you. Thank you Jacque

  38. Jacque, you and me both! I am having more fun! I've never had this many comments and it makes me giggle inside and out. Thanks for leaving a comment and good luck to you! ~Mindy

  39. just found your blog and it wasn't because of Garden Antiques, I want to make that perfectly clear. Just kidding, although I found your blog by googling "blogs antique booth". Glad that I did.

  40. CONGRATS on the 100th! I love the book. I wish my house would clean itself!

  41. what a great giveaway! i totally want to win. congrats to you!

  42. blogged here:

  43. 100 posts is something to crow about. I'm probably late for the contest and that's just fine by me. I like coming here. Your enthusiasm is contagious.

  44. Oh, PLEASE count me in!! Your blog is so fun to read, plus I don't know how to make my house clean itself!! I can't even get my kids to do a very good job, I never thought of making my house do it for me! LOL!
    Thanks for the fun, Leslie

  45. Congratulations and thanks for the chance.

  46. Oh do I ever need a book like that. 3 kids at home of various ages, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 hubby...I do okay with most of it, but his office is in the center of the house, the physical heart of the home. He knows the Biblical teachings on it, but I have a hard time getting through to him what a burden it is on me to have to see that all the time. We have to pass by that disaster area to go anywhere in the house. He jokes that he inherited his mother's clutter gene...but it's just not funny...and it's weird the way it makes the rest of the house feel.

  47. love reading your blog! michele jones

  48. happy 100th post! i'd love to get a chance to read this book, sounds like it would be a good read!!


  49. Did I sign up on the wrong post? If I did, sorry....please sign me up. It's an emergency! By the way, from my blogging experience you are a very nice person & have great mirrors. Jan

  50. I found you through your comment post on Life in the Parsonage. Happy 100th post!! I used to blog, but I'm really enjoying just reading others right now. Who knows? Maybe I'll start again. Would help if I could remember my Blogger password. LOL! And I am absolutely POSITIVE that I could benefit from that book. Have a great weekend!

  51. Happy 100th post! That book sounds interesting. I'm having a giveaway at my nlog right now too!

  52. Congrats on your 100th post!! I recently started posting to my blog again so hopefully I will get there someday too!

  53. Oh my gosh if my house cleaned itself or was even clean (all at once) my poor husband would think he got confused and walked into the wrong home!!! I think I need this book...ugh....ugh...oh I do need a house that would clean itself!!
    I am new to your blog and am loving what all you have to share!!!
    Thanks so much,
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  54. Hi, I just found you today through Garden Antiques Vintage. I like your blog. I'll be back. Please count me in on your giveaway!


  55. I would love to win a book about my house cleaning itself. Please enter me. And also enter me if there is a sequel for your kitchen cooking itself!


    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  56. rhapsodyinbooks, the contest ended Friday at midnight in Texas. Sorry you missed out on the deadline.

    The winner will be announced as soon as Snakelover gets over here and draws it this morning.

    Anticipation won't hurt us, will it?



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