Friday, May 18, 2012

Celebration and Give Away~

Celebrating A Milestone
My 200th post!
I wanted to write something special for this celebration but I wasn't sure what I would say until this week. 
I'm so excited to share my very special news with you. 

A Book Launching
Amazon has published my new children's book just in time for my celebration. 

"Molly And The Chocolate Cookie Crumb Race" is about three field mice who risk entering the county church during Sunday services. Molly, Purcey and Charlie race each other every Sunday to the chocolate cookie crumbs that are usually always under the third pew on the right. Molly loves chocolate cookie crumbs very much and she really likes to win the race. Molly also enjoys listening to the children's messages about God and his love. She wonders if God loves her, since most people don't seem to like mice. 
It's available on Amazon

Click here to read a review of my book by my dear friend Cindy Adkins.
Thank you Cindy!
I did say there would be a give away for this celebration...

The give away is for my follower friends, old and new, and for the friends who leave a comment here on my 200th celebration post.  
There will be 3 winners.
I hope you like butterflies as much as I do.
Here are my gifts.
A butterfly pin and a butterfly/fairy tag...

A butterfly journal and a butterfly tag/bookmark

This is the inside front cover and the first page of the journal.

A coconut/lime scented candle
(wrapped in butterfly paper)
and a - you guessed it - a butterfly/fairy tag~

I will select the winning names on May 31.
Tell me in your comment which gift you like best and I'll try to make it happen.
Thanks for helping me celebrate!

Most of the butterflies and fairies are from Dezinaworld. Check out June's fabulous assortment of images. She offers very affordable sets and she also has a large collection of FREE images . 

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  1. First, congratulations on your 200th post, and the launching of your new book, which sounds like a good one!.. I love everything in your giveaway, and it's tough to pick out a favorite, but I love the journal and tags! Beautiful!.. Please do count me in for the giveaway.. And have a great weekend! ~tina

  2. What a delightful sounding book. Can't wait to read it. Congrates on being published. It must be soooooo exciting.
    Congrates on your 200th post. I love to check by your blog. Always something interesting.
    Please throw my name in the pot. I love butterflies.

  3. Linda, Congratulation on your published new book! I'm sure children everywhere will love it! Congratulations are also in order for your 200 small feat! Your giveaway has sooo many lovely things...we would be proud to own. I have not been a follower long since I found you through Linky, but I happily follow you both ways...GFC! Wishing you a lovely evening and weekend!


  4. Congratulations on your 200th post! AND your NEW book!!! It's totally precious and I know that SO many children will really enjoy it!!! You are such a good writer!!!

  5. Congratulations on your book Linda it sounds so wonderful. And a double celebration with the 200th post :) thats fantastic. I love all of your butterfly pieces they are gorgeous and yes .... i adore butterflies too. Thanks for the lovely write up and link too. you are an angel
    hugs June x

  6. Congratulations on your book Linda! You must be thrilled beyond belief. I'm so very happy for you! And congrats on that 200th post too. Goes by quickly, doesn't it?
    All of your butterfly items are lovely and I'd be glad to win any one of them.
    My very best to you!

  7. Congratulations on the book, Linda! It sounds just darling and I hope it does really well. I just love the candle project you've made. I'm most especilly grateful to you for playing along with us at Word Art Wednesday in this week's challege. I hope you will join us each week for a great new challenge and the chance to win some great prizes. We appreciate your participation more than you could know. Have a blessed week!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. OMG Congrats! How Exciting! Your Book Sounds Wonderful! I'm sure it will be enjoyed! And congrats on your 200 post! Hugs,Tee

  9. Happy Pink Saturday, Linda. And, many congratulations of the release of your new book - and on your blog success. You are a treasure. Thank you for always making Pink Saturday special.

    I appreciate this opportunity to win. I do love butterflies, too, and guess what! I collect butterfly pins. I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed.

  10. Double congrats to you Linda! Your new book sounds very sweet, wish I had some grandchildren to read it to! Cindy is a talented author, I will have to read her review. Wishing you all the best in sales at Amazon!

  11. Congratulations on your 200th post and on the publishing of your book!
    Wishing you many sales!
    ♥ Jil

  12. No worries, Linda - Your projects are perfect for our challenges, and we are just blessed to have you join us!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  13. Oh so pretty!

    Hope you'd come and link with me in my Color Connection meme through my PINK entry.

  14. so so lovely! and such a successful accomplishment to celebrate! congrats :) the story sounds darling !
    I have a RAK button just for you at FHC ~ your writing is worth celebrating!
    choice? coconut/lime scented candle
    (wrapped in butterfly paper)
    and - you guessed it - a butterfly/fairy tag~

  15. the butterfly's are beautiful.

    Pink in the Sink. Have a lovely weekend.

  16. First of all, congrats on your book.

    And wow.... I love the butterflies. I really love butterflies..... :D

    Thanks for playing along with WAW.


  17. Congratulations, Linda, on both your 200th post and your new children's book!! I'm SO happy for you! That is a huge accomplishment! All 3 of your gifts are beautiful. I would be very happy with any of them, but I think I'd chose the candle. I hope you sell lots and lots of books!
    Hugs, Cindy

  18. i love the butterflies.

    Pink Blooms, have a blessed Sunday!

  19. congrats on 200th post...butterflies are so pretty :-) Dropping by from Color Connection

  20. Oh Linda! I've been so slow this week, and I've only just found your fantastic news I'm sorry! How wonderful you must be feeling right now! Huge congrats and big hugs to you. I'm so very excited for you.....but probably nowhere as excited as you would be. lolol. I so love the cover of your book. Is that one of your own drawings? It's so sweet.
    Congrats also on your 200th and what a very generous giveaway. Such a beautiful journal and tags. But then it's all beautiful as always with your work. ♥
    p.s. did you hear back from Stampington?

  21. Congrats on the release of your book and your 200th anniversary!! Love all of your butterfly creations especailly the butterfly/fairy tag. Thanks for linking up to Word Art Wednesday this week.

  22. Congratulations on your publishing! Oh my you must be so excited! I have followed you for sometime but slow getting over for a visit lately. Best wishes for a very successful book!

  23. How very wonderful and exciting, getting your children's book published! It sound's delightful! I always wanted to do that! I do get to paint murals for children, and write little ditties,and songs and sing them to Tommy, my grandson. I love butterflies! My youngest daughter once wrote in a 2nd grade school assignment, "What would your Mother be, if she was an animal?", that I would be a butterfly or a hummingbird. I came across that paper 20 years later, hadn't remembered it, and I was quite charmed! I like the journal, because I try to keep one!
    Congratulations on 200 posts! and the book!
    Blessings! Linda @ Grandmalay's Daydreams

  24. "If you can dream it, you can do it. Remember,the whole thing was started by a mouse." Walt Disney

  25. Oh my gosh Linda! I am totally proud of you and happy for your Big accomplisment! The story sounds really cute I will have to take a look see my friend. Please forgive me for not getting over here to say hi more often, totally slothful of me and I am sorry!

  26. I'm glad you chose to share this with us on Spiritual Sundays. Sounds like such a sweet book. I love butterflies. The link on S.S. didn't work. I just now fixed it. I'm sorry I didn't catch it and change it sooner.

  27. What stunning work thank you for the invite to check out your site!

  28. Linda I just wanted to say thank you so much for starting my new member gallery with your gorgeous post. I have just gotten back from my holiday in Norfolk with parents but will catch up soon. ( ps, love love love your slide show its gorgeous! )
    Hugs June x

  29. Hi June,Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Thank you so much. Hugs, Linda

  30. Oooo I'm glad I'm not too late!I feel excited being apart of your celebration ,being #201.Lucky girl who was #200.I LOVE all the gifts and would be so thrilled to own any of them.I'll have to say My fav. is the journal.I do use journals that's for sure.I love the tags too.Denise


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