Saturday, December 26, 2009

Two-Year Blogging Anniversary Giveaway: Win this framed print!

Two years ago today, I sat down at my laptop and googled “how do I start a blog?”

And so it began. In fact, it all began with this post. I’ve posted nearly every day since then and have made countless friends, both online and IRL through this medium. To make matters even crazier, in July of 2008 I began my Picture A Day blog in which I feature (you guessed it) one picture a day.

To celebrate my two year anniversary at blogging, I’m offering readers a chance at winning this framed print. The print is 6 X 9, and comes in your choice of frame finish. It will be shipped directly to your home from my pro lab.

FrameBeadedWalnut FrameGoldAccent

Walnut Beaded Frame                                        Gold Accent Frame

FrameBronzeOrnate FrameBlackMetal

Bronze Ornate Frame                                       Black Metal Frame

THE RULES

There are only two rules. I like it when there’s very few rules.

One: Choose the frame you prefer.

Two: Leave me a way to contact you if you win.

That’s it! This contest is open to everyone, regardless of whether or not you are a follower of this blog. One entry per person, please. HOWEVER, if you post about the contest on your blog, you will get not just one but TWO extra entries. The catch is that you have to link back to your post (so I can see it).

I’ll leave this contest up for 48 hours, beginning 9 AM (EST) Saturday, December 26. Winner will be announced Monday, December 28 at around 10 AM (EST). I will use the random integer method at Random.org to determine the winner.

Good luck to all!

Love,

103 comments:

Mrs. Miller said...

Love the print and how it looks in the walnut bead frame.

Great contest- thank you,

Faith

eileeninmd said...

It is a lovely photo, and I agree with Mrs Miller.
It looks beautiful in the walnut beaded frame.

Eileen

Carol said...

Congratulations on 2 years!! I love reading your blog. I like the walnut beaded frame too...

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Beautiful photo! I believe it looks great in all frames but maybe the gold the best! Have a wonderful season. Love your blog!

Michelle said...

Well, Merry Christmas to us! I'd love to know what made you decide to start a blog the day after Christmas. Anyway, I love the print in the beaded walnut frame, and you can reach me at mmcmillen (at) macnet (dot) com. Thanks!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a lovely giveaway! Although I love all the frames, I think my favorite for my decor is the black metal. I really like the image (and George's "Got Stick" is pretty cute, too!)
Happy New Year,
Donna

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

What a great giveaway. I like the black metal frame. It goes with this really cool framed photo I have of the Hollywood sign. My uncle was a camerman at Universal and an avid photographer on the weekends. I inherited the photo he took of the Hollywood sign.

Happy Holidays. I took our border collie to the North Shore the last two days for fun and swimming. I'm posting the photos later this week.

Alisa said...

Walnut Beaded frame:) Hope your holiday has been a good one! Steven made it home Dec. 23rd:) I got a micro lens for Christmas!!! I'd love it if you share some of your camera advice with me:)

Simply Me said...

This is a great give-a-way. I truely enjoy reading your blog. I have only been bloging since the November 4, 2009 and have found the lives of many web friends very interesting. Hope you have a wonderful day and will check me out in your spare time at http://2haneyfarms.blogspot.com/.

cottage farm villa said...

Happy 2nd year!!! I am so happy that you googled "how to start a blog"!!! We are all fortunate for that!!!

Love the photo in the walnut beaded frame. Good luck to me!

Mental P Mama said...

Walnut beaded....and you can just bring it to me next month;)

Flat Creek Farm said...

I adore all of your photography, but this has to be one of my favorites. Ornate bronze frame would be my choice. Our e-mail link is posted on our blog - www.flatcreekfarm.blogspot.com

Congratulations, Kate, on your Blogging Anniversary!! I'm so glad that I found you, probably almost a year ago! -Tammy

need_a_latte_mom said...

Happy Anniversary Kate. Isn't amazing everything that can happen in just 2 years!

Gonna have to go with the walnut frame....

Hugs to you!
Krista
kristamosby@vabb.com

Carolynn said...

Happy Anniversary!

I'm so glad I found you recently. I've really been enjoying my visits here. Even your clock is beautiful. *smile*

I would love to display that print in my home! I would choose the Walnut Beaded Frame. I think it suits the image beautifully.

You can contact me at aglowingember1@gmail.com

Blessings,
Carolynn

Gabriela said...

I just love, love, LOVE this photograph. Whenever I look at that steeple I always say to myself, "Who is that masked man?"

The black metal frame is my favorite and WHEN I win, I may be contacted at gabriela.divine@verizon.net!

Huge congratulations on your 2nd blogversary. You are an asset to Blogger.

Another Sister said...

I guess it's weird, but I missed you and your blog while you were Christmassing. Nice to have you back.

JC said...

Congrats on your 2nd year Anniversary !!!

I found you early in my blogging. I so enjoy what you say & your photos.

(I'm not going to enter ... I've already won from you ... lovely gift though)

JackDaddy said...

Happy 2 years!

Actually I think they all look good because I really like the print!

Deb said...

Happy 2nd Blog-a-versary Kate ~ Not sure when I found you but am glad I did. Always enjoy reading your blog. Best of luck in the new year!
As the lucky winner of your recent give away, I'm not going to enter this one. A beautiful prize for some lucky person :)

Cheers ~

Kay on South Coast of Or said...

Ilove the bronze ornate, and the picture of course too...have been admirinig it..

Gail said...

This is one of my favorite pictures of yours. I am not very lucky when it comes to winning, but I shall try.

My grandson, Jake, has chosen the Gold Accent Frame as his favorite so we will go with that and hope it brings me luck.

Congratulations on your blogaversary. Isn't it fun?!

A Scattering said...

Happy Anniversary Kate! I always enjoy visiting your blog, you live in such a lovely location and George is such a ham! I've posted a link on my blog, and I like the beaded walnut frame the best. If I win your draw you can reach me at elainedale@hotmail.com

The word verification for my comment is "redbat" - is it a coincidence that I have red hair?! I think not....

Louise said...

Congratulations Kate! I love coming to read up on you, your husband and of course George. and your photography, well..... you are an inspiration.

I love the gold tone frame that will look great in my master bderoom.
Putting you on my twitter too.

Hilary said...

You are my blog idol...:)
I like the walmut beaded frame and you can email me at ragrugs@crazyasaloom.com
all kidding aside, you do a great job, and you touch a lot of people, and that is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

I love all the frames, but I think I like the bronze the best.... great contest. I love your blog. I have never commented before!
Terry in kc... beadmeup@sbcglobal.net

Miriam Lovell Dyer said...

I feel sheepish commenting on the contest, since I rarely comment. But it's not you:) I'm a terrible commenter in general and especially lately.

I love this print though and I like the simple black frame.

Oh, and I love your lighthouse print hanging on my friend's wall (Monica, if you remember). It's fun to go there and know it's from you.

Merry Christmas!

Rural Revival said...

Congrats on your second anniversary and thanks for everything that you share.

Merry Christmas ~Andrea~

PS. I like the rustic look of the gold accent frame and I especially love that photo; I'm glad you didn't listen to your husband on that one. : )

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Love your blog and that photo. I like photographs in plain black frames, so that is my choice. You can contact me at originalartstudio.gmail.com

Thanks Kate!

shabby girl said...

Happy Anniversary! Who would have ever thought, before blogging, that it was possible to make "friends" through writing, taking photos, and comments!

That is a beautiful photo, almost etherial, especially in that walnut beaded frame! :)

beas natur said...

I am very glad that I can follow your blog, its so many nice photos. Hope you and your family have a great year in 2010.And I like the walnut beaded frame on the picture.
Greetings from Norway

New York Nelsons said...

I like the gold accented frame the best. You can email me at boydandemily@gmail.com if I win.

Cheryl said...

I love the Walnut Beaded Frame, have many photos in the house with that very frame.

Have enjoyed reading your post this past year.

Thanks for having this wonderful give-away.

wateroakhill@gmail.com

Cheryl

The Good Life in Virginia said...

a very happy 2 year anniversary. i must say i enjoy your blog very much...it is in my top 5 that i visit when i can. some days i just can't get to reading my favs but, look forward to them when i can.

i love the walnut beaded frame...just lovely.

and as always i can be reached at:

in2vintagecloths@ntelos.net

have a wonderful weekend.

erin

Irene said...

I have been admiring this photo ever since you put it up on your blog. I like it best with the gold frame.

Happy Anniversary! Irene

CarlaHR said...

Hi Kate, hope you had a lovely holiday with your family (including the one and only George). Congratulations on two years of posting and may there be many, many more. My favourite is the bronze ornate.
Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Monica Rich said...

While I think the gold frame looks best with the print, I'd be more likely to hang the black metal on my walls.

Love the photo, BTW.

therichfamily@gmail.com

Daryl said...

I would like some of the cookies .. no frame necessary ..

ajmah said...

Your photos are beautiful!

I'd love the one with the black metal frame.

amiahart@gmail.com

Kristina said...

I like the bronze frame. Beautiful picture!

Teri said...

I like the walnut bead the best, it really compliments the warm tones of the photo. Cool contest,
Thanks! If by some strange chance I win, you can contact me through my blog:)

Anke said...

WOW, I can't believe you're giving away such a wonderful print. I'd love to win the one in the gold frame.

Angel said...

Walnut Beaded Frame!

angelamaszy@gmail.com

Chocolate Cat said...

Wow! 2 years! I would love to win this in the walnut beaded frame. Thank you for sharing your life and photos with us and of course George!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! I enjoy reading your blog. I prefer the gold accent frame.

jackalopedesigns@gmail.com

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

2 years-awesome girl!
Walnut Beaded Frame....I'll come and get it!
Beautiful print btw.
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Sara said...

Love the print and the walnut beaded frame. :)

Jo Whitehurst said...

I love this print, and the walnut beaded frame. Thanks for sharing a piece of your art with us.

becky up the hill said...

Walnute beaded frame. So sweet of you!

Snappy Di said...

The simple Black Metal Frame speaks to me and shows off your perfect photograph the best.

Would be proud to hang this photo in my home.

Merry Christmas!
Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Betty said...

I love that picture every time I look at it I wonder when the little bird is going to go inside.
All of the frams are lovely I study them one at a time over and over and I think I like the gold accent one the best it has the warm colors of the print.
~~Love Hugs and Good Thoughts~~
emmilubj@comcast.net

maillady said...

Wow 2 yrs already, where does the time go. hope you and the family had a wonderful christmas and are looking foward to a happy healthy new year. i'm sure you know we had a blast at my house lastnight with the whole gang here,minus the biloxi bunch. oh, yeah i like the walnut too. thanks kate.

Evening Light Writer said...

Happy Anniversary! I just recently turned over the first year Anniversay at my blog and enjoyed going back to the old posts.

"What sort of diary should I like mine to be? Something loose knit and yet not slovenly, so elastic that it will embrace any thing, solemn, slight or beautiful that comes into my mind. I should like it to resemble some deep old desk, or capacious hold-all, in which one flings a mass of odds and ends without looking them through" -Virginia Woolf


I fancy the beaded walnut frame and I can be reached at eveninglightwriter@yahoo.com

DesertHen said...

I love both of your blogs!

I love the photo and the beaded walnut frame is my favorite.

deserthenatgmaildotcom

Happy Anniversary!!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Bronze Ornate.

If Mr. Random picks me, you can give it to me in February, hopefully Presidents Day weekend.

Congratulations on your 2-year milestone, that is quite an accomplishment. I feel honored to have come to know you over this past year or so and look forward to many good times in the year(s) ahead.

Happy Anniversary.

Suzanne said...

You can send it to me in the beaded walnut frame, and I will love it.
I enjoy your blog so much. Hope you post for many more. Thank you.

Sugar Creek Beads said...

Congratulations for 2 big years, that is terrific and I hope there are many more. I would be very pleased to hang any of your prints in my home. Love this one and I love it in the Walnut beaded frame.

Mary said...

Congratulations on two years, Kate! I have loved reading your posts and getting to know you. It's a beautiful print, and I love the walnut beaded frame. :)

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

bv said...

do you know that we go to bed together every night? or, maybe it's i can't go to bed 'til i have read your blog. 2 years is wonderful and so creative. like you photo's. i would pick the gold....like i might win!....vaskoshak@aol.com is me...
thank you for your insight,
'a perceptive observation'.
bv

Debbie said...

Just found you recently and have enjoyed your gorgeous photography and funny stories. Congratulations for posting for two years! That's dedication.
The bronze frame is my favorite. My email is dcwisdom@yahoo.com.

tea4too0 said...

I really enjoy visiting your site,and I love your photos. I think the gold accent frame shows off the picture nicely. tstites66@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I realy enjoy reading your blog and looking at your "picture a day". I wish I could take such beautiful pictures! I like the Gold Accent frame the best. kblaidlaw@charter.net

Doina said...

Great giveaway! The Walnut Beaded Frame is my favorite.
andumuresan@yahoo.com

Suzette said...

Lovely print! I like it in the black metal frame. And I do mean LIKE it! :)

Suzette
suzette@his.com

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Oh how wonderful it would be to have a print of yours and framed and well...that would be a perfect gift to my birthday next week. Don't wanna have a preference or anything...":-)))
I love the gold accent frame the best.
Hope you have lots of entries.

Anonymous said...

Walnut beaded is my favorite!
congratulations on your anniversary!

Anonymous said...

I love the walnut frame my email is franceshanlon@aol.coom

Susan said...

I like the gold frame or the skinny black metal one. The photo is just stunning. Simple, yet those hills just suck me right in. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Patriotic Mom said...

Kate, I would be so excited to have one of your photos. Thank you for the giveaway and for maintaining a blog each day for 2 years. I have just recently found your blog and love it! I also love your place in the country. I think the picture looks good in all frames but I like the gold accent frame because of its simplicity.

ro said...

Dear Kate,

I love the black metal frame, very sleek and I love the photo. email address: roking15922@gmail.com

Thanks for the contest.

love ya
Ro

b.ciccarelli@sbcglobal.net said...

I love the black metal frame. I know just where I can put this...

Love your blog, read it every day

macy

Refracted Lite said...
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Refracted Lite said...

Sorry I had to redo the comment do to sticking keys - LOL I enjoyed seeing your pictures. I'm not a professional photographer but I do enjoy taking them. I think the photo you took looks best in the black /metal frame - your work stands out with it. I'll post on my blog - hope you can visit.
wikoliale@gmail.com

Ellen said...

Congrats Kate. Love the black frame.

Gertie's Mom said...

Love your blog, Kate! Congrats on TWO years of blogging, and Merry Christmas to you as well! I love the gold accent frame......

Wendy said...

Love the walnut beaded frame. I've enjoyed your blog thanks to Minna Dyer.

adrianna_blue"at"hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!

I like the Bronze Ornate Frame and I can be reached at kproctor@cox.net

The Bramble Patch said...

Hi Kate,

Happy Blogaversary! The walnut would look best with my furniture. Thanks for blogging; you are one of my faves.

Vanessa
thebramblepatch@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 2 years. I love the walnut frame.

Lisa @ plwright@shaw.ca

PatchworkRose said...

Congratulations on 2years of blogging Just love your blog. I love the bronze frame :-)
Keep having fun
Cheers
Lynne

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Enjoy both your blogs alot. I would choose the Walnut Beaded Frame leawilliams65@yahoo.com

zobabe said...

Here's to many more years of your wonderful blog!

I love the photo in walnut, though it is a tough choice!

tunegirl at windstream dot net

Donna S. said...

Walnut beaded frame

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What a great giveaway. Congrats on your second year of blogging anniversary. WOW!

That is one of my most favorite shots of yours. And I love the bronze ornate frame. But that photo would look good in anything.

Jen

MaggieGem said...

What a wonderful photo you're giving away! I'd love to see it hanging in the Walnut Beaded frame, right next to the computer in my den... wouldn't that be lovely?

I've also told all my followers to check this out at http://4thislife.blogspot.com/2009/12/belated-christmas-wishes.html

The Crandizzles said...

I like the gold accent frame!
engrid1@hotmail.com

Flea said...

Beautiful photo. Made even more beautiful by the bronze ornate frame.

Stacy said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! I "found" you about 2 months ago and really enjoy your blog (and George)!

I love the print, it's so soothing. Walnut bead frame, please.

Amy said...

Hi Kate, you know how to get in touch with me and if I was so lucky as to win, I'd probably choose the gold frame as it would probably go best with my log home..

Want to take a moment to wish you and yours the very best in 2010. Hope you have a great year!! Hugs from Norway and my gang sends licks to George..

tainterturtles said...

I love everything about your blog Kate....the photos, your everyday life, and of course, George!

I do like the black metal frame. Have a great day Kate.

Flash Stitcher said...

Beautiful photo in walnut frame!
Congrats on your 2yrs anniversary. THat is quite an accomplishment! I love your blog and your recipes!
Kate

Cindy said...

Congratulations on 2 years. I don't think I've ever seen so many comments on a post before. All of your frame choices are great but the Walnut Beaded Frame is really beautiful.

Good Luck to everyone. Happy New Year!

Cindy

wilesmar said...

Love the pic in walnut beaded frame. You can reach me at wiles2@comcast.net

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Love it, especially in the walnut bead frame. Looks like there's LOTS of competition.

Annette said...

Congrats on 2years! I visit your blog often! Just don't always have time to leave comments as much as i would like! Hope you are having a nice Holiday Season! My fav is the pic in the Walnut Beaded Frame! Thanks for the contest!
my e-mail is wvbasketlady@yahoo.com

Rachel Lynn said...

A beautiful picture. I'd like the walnut frame.

Joanne said...

I found your blog through a friend of a friend. I love your work! I'd have to say that with the particular photo you've chosen the "gold accent" frame looks the best. I like how it brings out the golden tones of the picture itself.

email address is:
joannereneephotography@gmail.com

http://www.joannerenee-photography.blogspot.com/

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE YOUR WORK AND THIS ONE TOO. IF I WON, I WOULD LIKE YOU TO CHOOSE THE FRAME THAT YOU THINK LOOKS BEST WITH THE PHOTO! :D

These Nine Acres said...

Love the photo and the walnut beaded frame. I already have one print of yours, would love to have a second. ;0)

xoxo

You know where to find me ;0)

Frontier Mom said...

Lovely blog! I do enjoy the gold accent frame the best....carolinaclare@hotmail.com

Cheers!

Char said...

love the black metal frame - it's how I frame mine.

congrats on 2 years!!! :)

acorn said...

ornate bronze
love Acorn

Thistle Cove Farm said...

It appears to me the black metal frame accents the beautiful photo much better than the other frames.

Farmchick said...

I have to say that I really like the ornate bronze frame. I do enjoy your blog and am in love with George. I hope you will post more about photography tips. You have a great eye.
Farmchick
mkfarmchick104@gmail.com