Saturday, June 18, 2011

400? A Give-Away!

Wow…



I started this little blog on August 4, 2010.  I had NO idea what I was doing, but I was following the lead of some great ladies out there.  My first post is here.

My first follower was an incredibly sweet & inspiring lady ~ Debbie!  I will always be grateful to you, Debbie, for your support!

All along, I have admired & respected these amazing ladies…

Cassie
Sharon
Marion
Gail

They are great 'acts to follow', as they say :)

On December 5, 2010, I broke my arm in two places and was totally out of commission from then until mid-April.  So, essentially I took a 4 1/2 month break.  But I got back into life again & started back with A Few Good Pieces as soon as I was physically able.

Now, I average 800-1,000 hits a day and have 399 followers.  That is probably small potatoes to the 'big' blogs, but it is really something that I am thrilled about!

So in honor of my (almost??) 400 followers, I'd like to do a fun giveaway.  What do you think?

Since all we can talk about these days is chalk paint, I thought I'd give away:

2 cans of Annie Sloan chalk paint
1 can of Annie Sloan soft wax
1 wax brush by Annie Sloan

(About $100 value)

I'll get it all from my favorite chalk paint source, The Southern Institute of Faux Finishing, and I will pay for it to be shipped to your home!

OR… if you win the giveaway & you're not interested in chalk paint, I'll just give you the cash!  So a win-win for everyone (I know lots of my followers are personal friends, who don't share my furniture/paint obsession).

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is be a follower of the blog ~ that is it!  You don't even have to leave a comment :)  I LOVE chalk paint, and I want everyone to have the opportunity to experience it too.  But I know its costly, so this is my chalk-paint-peace-offering-give-away!!!

Hope you all are having a GREAT weekend!!!  Thanks for your support!
kathie

43 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I am your follower, I would love to have the paint! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  2. What a generous giveaway, Kathie! Congratulations on your milestone and I'm glad you're getting back into the swing of things. I'm recovering from foot surgery and I know how hard it is to get back to normal.

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  3. I'm a follower, and I have loved seeing all the chalk paint projects the last few days!

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  4. Happy 400 followers Kathie! And no wonder, you are do great work here. I'm always excited to see what your next project will be. You inspire me! I missed you when you were out of commission. You know you broke your arm on my birthday - bummer. Happy painting and be careful! I'm so glad that we have become friends!

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  5. Congratulations on your follower numbers! You have a wonderful blog and I am happy to be one of your newer followers. Deb

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  6. I'm already a follower and am glad you are well again to bring us beautiful chalk paint transformations! Congrats on 400!

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  7. I've been a follower for a while but just anonymously. Now, for a chance to win a give-away this awesome I've changed to a public follower. I hope I win; this would be awesome!

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  8. I'm a follower -- LOVE your blog!-- and also happen to LOVE chalk paint! I have SO many projects I can't WAIT to get started on! I'm drooling! =) Congrats on 400 followers!

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  9. Well I have just found your blog and are your latest follower. We have lots in common so if you get a chance to check out my blog Kathie I would love you to stop by. I am desperate to get my hands on some of this chalk paint and would love the opportunity to enter your giveaway. We are unable to purchase it here and seeing all your painted pieces just makes me desperate to get my hands on some. I will now sit with a coffee in hand and read all your makeovers. thankyou Sandy

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  10. Congratulations! I love your blog, and have been following you since I've discovered the magic of Google Reader...and I'd really love to win the Annie Sloan paint!! Been wanting to try it for a while. Keep on blogging!!

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  11. Thank You for the shout out! :) I feel special.
    Congrats on your followers and your visits! You have a great blog, what's not to like?
    I would love to win some chalk paint, unless I'm feeling really poor the day I win, then I might opt for the cash! hahahah
    yep, I follow your blog!
    gail

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  12. Thanks. I now follow. Love ur blog!

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  13. I have 2 projects waiting on some chalk paint so this would be the perfect win for me! Thanks and continued success on the blog!

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  14. kathie- congrats!!!! so happy for you! and i am such an emotional wreck this weekend, that i even teared up when i saw my name listed there! thank YOU, my friend, for your friendship, inspiration, and general awesomeness!!!!!

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  15. Congrats on 400 posts! I happily follow. I've never used chalk paint but it seems to be very popular, so I think I may need to give it a try. Crossing my fingers...

    Again, congrats on your blogging accomplishment.


    Tyla

    PS I have been having trouble leaving comments lately so I'm listing my site below in case you need to contact me (fingers still crossed).
    http://www.tireswingsandfireflies.blogspot.com

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  16. Congrats! Thank you for sharing all your awesome ideas!

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  17. congratulations. What an accomplishment. I am a new follower. I really want to try some of this chalk paint I have heard so much about.

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  18. 400 followers, that's awesome! If I could only be like you ;)
    I love that table you posted Friday! I got a fa-Ree table very similar today at a neighborhood garage sale :)
    Now I know what I'm gonna do with it!

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  19. ok Here I am with bells on! What an awesome giveaway! Please count me in. I am so happy to hear I was your first follower...I just love that!~ Congrats to you, very happy for your and all you have accomplished. You do a fantastic job on all your projects.

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  20. I am a follower already and i am so eager to try the chalk paint I cant see straight!!!!!!

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  21. Wow...congrats! What a great giveaway. I've been a follower for a while. Hey, maybe I can win this giveaway...I have yet to win anything in blogland. I love chalk paint.

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  22. Kathie, CONGRATS on your over 400 followers. We missed you when you broke your arm but we rejoiced when you were able to start posting again. I know I wasn't your first follower, or even your 100th but I'm proud to say that I've been a loyal follower for a long time now : ) Thank you for having such a sweet giveaway. As someone who has been dying to try chalk paint, it is so kind of you to offer it to us. Here's to many more followers to come : )
    ~ Deanna

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  23. Congratulations on your 400+ Followers.
    I am happy to say that I am one of your newest followers.
    I would LOVE to be entered in your Giveaway.
    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  24. Congratulations on the followers! Number 415 here!! I know it feels great! Thanks for the cool giveaway! I would love to be entered!!
    dana10879@yahoo.com

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  25. blog follower? yup, that's me! congrats on hitting 400 plus! kristinmik at gmail

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  26. Awesome giveaway. I am a new follower of about a week and am very interested in chalk paint. I love the effect! Thanks for the fun!
    Darcey
    xxoo

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  27. Congratulations! I already follow your cute blog. ;)

    Thanks for the opportunity! Would LOVE to get my hands on this paint...

    XO,
    Kimberly

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  28. Kathie,
    400 and counting way to go! I've just reached 61 followers :) blogging is such a great way to express ourselves. I'm now following please stop by for a blog visit. I hope the giveaway brings you joy!

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  29. Hi Kathie! Congratulations! I am almost to 500 followers and I share your excitement over these big milestones. You must be doing something awesome if 400 people love your blog! I am off to snoop around some more and I am so glad I found you!!

    Kim
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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  30. How fun! I thought I did follow your blog already~you're on my blog sidebar, but I forgot to actually become an official follower! :) Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  31. Congratulations!!! Thanks for sharing such a generous giveaway. I would love to try Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!

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  32. aww paint-chip, youre such a sweetie!

    hmm, i know i get you in reader but do i follow you on google friends? must check that.

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  33. Yay...awesome give away. I have been wanting to try out this paint. Glad you are back in action...you were missed!

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  34. Just found your blog today, and I am definitely a follower now!

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  35. Congrats on the Big 400!! I would love me some chalk paint!!Thank you

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  36. Just found your blog and can't wait to get busy reading about your projects. First, glad your arm is healed, second I love chalk paint, I bought 5 cans and want lots more, I would love to win, thanks for the opportunity. Dlt9123@gmail.com

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  37. Well Kathie, I'm so glad to have found your blog, I'm starting to really get into the idea of using chalk paint. I live in Canada and have not found a place that ships yet. but I'll keep searching. I'm dying to do a piece that I inherited, it ugly, but oh so functional. Thanks for this great opportunity.

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  38. Awe just think you make a 1000 peoples day including mine! PS I love CHALK PAINT it is the best!

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  39. Congrats on a monumental anniversary. A lot of work goes into 10 years!! I love your blog and plan to give you a shout to join me at the hardware store in Chamblee on my next trip to see my family in Atlanta. Until then, I'll be coveting more chalk paint. Take care!!! westinflorida@gmail.com

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  40. Congratulations!! I'm new to the blogging world, I'm up to 12 followers now! ;) I think I'll do the mad happy dance and have a tea party when I reach 50! Thank you for having such awesome giveaways! You rock!

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