Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My 100th Post plus The Vintage Pearl Giveaway!!!

Hey Guys!

I am so excited this is my 100th post!
I was trying to think of how I wanted to celebrate and I figured I would start by telling you random things. That is pretty much how my conversations go in person, so why not here?

I had started a blog in 2007 to try and win a library gift pack for my local library and never really did anything with it.
I began reading one of my closest friend's blog to keep up with her family because I miss her so much since she left LI for down south. I decided in late 2009 that I was really gonna give it a try and blog!

I love it and still can't decide how much I want to post pics of myself or my kids, but I press on and enjoy.

I was just reading Kingdom Twindom and she said, "As a Christian parent who couldn't care less about her children accomplishing anything that doesn't further the Kingdom of God, though, it's a weekend full of hope for the next generation", while talking about a conference that she attended with her husband.
All I can say is wow. I loved it. I believe it and I think I am starting to feel the same way. It was a bold statement and something I will think about for awhile. She is right though, - What else matters?

I am very excited because Mandy is working on re-designing my blog and I can't wait to see it!
Traveling Light just redid her blog and I like it a lot.

Elsie from Little Sprout Growing gave me an award for a blog with substance. Thanks so much Elsie. I love your blog and your etsy store!

I am shocked at the clothes I see on young girls this summer! I know it was probably the same last year, but I guess as my daughters get older I am seeing more and more of things I don't want them to wear and less and less of things I approve of. How short is too short on shorts? My eldest daughter wears a lot of shorts that are bermudas which are down to the knee. One of her friends commented, "those aren't shorts - they are capris". My response- "get new friends"!

If the moms are allowing these short shorts and don't get me started on how many girls who just wore a camisole to VBS this year, where are the Dads?
Why are they not trying to cover their girls up?
Incidentally, I thought a camisole was supposed to go under something and not be worn alone.
I'm just sayin.....
Moms of boys (Stairstep Boys and Letters from La-La land- I have you in mind)- you are blessed in this area.

On a happy note, I am so excited to start seeing pics of all those blog babies about to be born. Two of my favorite reads already have 7- A Mother's Prayers and Pink Slippers-who is about to have 8.
Sounds like fun.

Speaking of fun:
The littlest just got out of the crib (pics on that later).
And we are enjoying the summer.
I know Fullhousemama's Blessings are enjoying also with their awesome news of Mama being cancer free! God is good- all the time.
I am still striving to be a better mom to my kids and help meet to my husband- summer is a good time for that because all the kids are home.
The scripture Being Refined As Silver has at the top of her blog sums it up-

"The wise woman builds her house,
But the foolish pulls it down with her hands."
Proverbs 14:1


And without further ado, the GIVEAWAY!



The Vintage Pearl- My favorite personalized silver jewelry shop has so graciously offered a giveaway for one of my readers!

A $25 gift certificate to order your own silver beauty!



Here's how to enter:

1 entry- Follow The Chatty Mommy and then go check out The Vintage Pearl and let me know your absolute favorite! (this is mandatory)

1 entry- Read another post on The Chatty Mommy and leave me a comment.

2 entries- Follow The Vintage Pearl Blog and leave her a comment.

3 entries- Put me in your sidebar.

5 entries- Blog about the contest with a link back to this post!

Leave a separate comment for this post for each entry you receive.
Comments will close at 10pmEST on July 29, 2010 when I will pick a winner using random.org.

Good Luck!

Thanks for sharing my 100th post with me!

**I have not been compensated in any way for this giveaway.**

Sorry this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

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47 comments:

  1. i'd love to enter your giveway, but is this open to non-US and canada residents?

    happy 100th! :)

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  2. I LOVE the vintage pearl! And my favorite is most decidedly a flower and a circle :]

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  3. I follow The Vintage Pearl, and I left her some comment love :]

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  4. I follow the chatty mommy and I left you some comment love :]

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  5. Happy 100th post! Thanks for saying you like my new design! ;o) And I totally agree about girls' clothing.

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  6. Love the dainty pearl earrings!
    Thanks for the link up :)
    I agree with you about the dressing of our young girls. I just posted about it on my "Truth for Thursday" post.

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  7. I am already a follower of yours!

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  8. Following Vintage Pearl and left her a comment.

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  9. Left you a comment on your post on mac and cheese. Happy 100th post!

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  10. Okay, I think I am done. I posted about your giveaway here: http://beingrefinedassilver.blogspot.com/2010/07/vintage-pearl-giveaway.htmle:

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  11. I love the heart on a circle bracelet the most! :)

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  12. I loved your birthing story!! That was soooo cool that God gave you like an impossible strength during that difficult proces!!

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  13. (just became a blog follower)

    Love the All Around My Faith necklace

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  14. I found your blog via your birth story -- loved it :)

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  15. #1 already a follower of the vintage pearl blog -- and, of course- leave her comments

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  16. #2 vintage pearl follower ... left comment

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  17. Congratulations on your 100th post! And, I was so tickled that I got mentioned. You're right. Luckily, modest clothing is not an issue I have to struggle with having all boys. Convincing them that they do indeed have to WEAR clothes....well, that's another issue.

    Ok - I follow you. And, I believe my favorite item at The Vintage Pearl (and it was really hard to decide) was the layered circle of love necklace.

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  18. I am heading over to the Vintage Pearl right now to follow her & to leave her a comment

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  19. And, you are in my sidebar...but you were there already. :) I wasn't sure if that one was for new additions. Anywho, have a great night!

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  20. I also left you a comment under Missing my Babies.

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  21. Happy 100th Chatty Mommy! Your blog is a delight to devour!

    And . . . I'm so honored that you would share about my health! It's a joy to know you are celebrating with me in my cancer-free status!! Praise the Lord for His mercy upon me! He's given me more days to be the Mama to my blessings!

    Having never participated in a give-away like you're doing, I'll have to re-read and see how to make it work! Your "gifts" are so pretty!

    Again, Happy #100! What a lovely accomplishment!

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  22. I left you a comment about having your baby. Love the story.

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  23. I am following the Vintage Pearl. Such nice stuff.

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  24. I am a follower now. I love the heart to heart necklace.
    ozzykelley1(at)ahoo(dot)com

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  25. I love bracelets. One I really like is the Heart on my wrist.

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  26. I like the eternity heart- simple but powerful- Vintage Pearl is beautiful- Congrats on your 100th post- I knew you could do it- so proud of you! :)

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  27. I follow and I love the Heart to Heart! Too cute :)

    agrundvig at gmail dot com
    http://rabbitamy.blogspot.com

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  28. I also left you a comment

    agrundvig at gmail dot com
    http://rabbitamy.blogspot.com

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  29. I love all things vintage pearl. This is great....great to have the opportunity to win. Yeah. I love the one 'come fly with me'. I hope I get picked (fingers & toes crossed).

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  30. Now following The Vintage Pearl and left her a comment that I really do love her shop.

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  31. I follow The Chatty Mommy and love everything on The Vintage Pearl site but I think my favorite is the dainty heart charm.

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  32. I'm following The Vintage Pearl and left a comment.

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  33. I follow the Vintage Pearl and left her a comment.

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  34. Congrats on your blogiversary!

    I follow the vintage pearl blog 1/2

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  35. I follow the vintage pearl blog 2/2

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  36. I follow you and have checked out the vintage pearl

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  37. I commented on your garden post (spackle bucket)

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  38. following the chatty mommy! I would love the names on my heart necklace for my mama! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. Following your blog. My favorite is the circle of love.

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  40. Following The Vintage Pearl Blog

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  41. I am already a Vintage Pearl follower. LOOOOOVE their stuff!

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  42. I am already a Vintage Pearl follower. LOOOOOVE their stuff!

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  43. I am now a follower...love your blog! I love everything that the Vintage Pearl creates! My favorite though is the Dainty Drops necklace.

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  44. I left a comment on your post, "I Miss My Babies". Beautiful post and so goes along with my thinking right now!!

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  45. This contest is now closed!
    Stay tuned for our winner!!!

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