Tuesday, November 30, 2010

700th Post Giveaway Extravaganza

My 700th post blogiversary giveaway makes me happy!
(And my granddaughter, too...)

(Just wanted to reassure you that her eyes
did NOT get stuck in that position...)

Yessiree, folks. It's time for one and all to come to the party and celebrate the occasion of my 700th blog post! To commemorate what is (to me, anyway) an amazing accomplishment, I am going to be offering up three pretty cool prizes...

The first place winner will get to choose among these three items:

The "I blog" necklace, the pure pewter (larger) tree of life earrings,
and the (smaller) copper tree of life earrings.

Brand new and truly lovely.

(Second place winner will get second choice, and third prize will take what's left!)

If you'd like to throw your hat in the ring, all you need to do is be (or become)
a follower and make a comment telling me something you enjoy about
Sue's News, Views 'n Muse. Easy, right?

Thanks for celebrating with me! My 700 blog posts make me happy.
And so do all of you wonderful readers who are kind enough to read them!

The contest will close on Saturday night at 11:59 AM.
Winners to be announced on Sunday.
Good luck to one and all.



Grandma Honey said...

Your blog has become like my daily slice of bread. There is always something going on here...a new idea, an interesting way to look at things, beautiful pictures, insightful writing, and very cute grandchildren. I also like the way you appreciate comments.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I love everything about your heartwarming blog, Sue, especially the upbeat music you've got going. I'm glad your granddaughter's eyes did not stay crossed.
Enjoy the season, and hearty congratulations on 700 posts!

Lauren said...

I love your poetry when you post it (I know you have a whole site full of poetry, but I like to read it on your blog). I also like how uplifting your blog is and the positive messages and the creativity you share with us.
Congrats on your 700th post!

Karen said...

Holy Cow!! 700?! I am impressed!

Ok - I am a follower and I finally got a picture to show instead of the gray head.

Even though I have totally slacked in the comment area I still read it almost every day (if I miss I always go back and read everything). I love your poetry, Heathers photos, and your music (the only blog I have my speakers on). You basically rock the blogging thing.

Love you,

Kim said...

First, congratulations on 700 posts! I wonder if I will ever make it that far. I enjoy reading your posts. They are always honest and positive.

Lisa Loo said...

Holy 700 posts Batman! Congrats!
You know how much I love you and your blog--the reasons are to many to list but I really love how you email me when I comment on your blog--I feel so special. Some days it's like oxygen.
I have been a follower FOREVER

jen said...

I know I follow. I know I do.
What I love most is how I feel I've found a friend.
Thanks for being my friend.

Kat said...

Wow! 700 posts! How long have you been blogging? I would love to be so prolific. Of course I'm a faithful follower. My favorite part of your blog is simply your writing. It feels like a chat with an old friend. And of course your Saturday Centus posts - they alway rock! Kat

Laraine Eddington said...

700 posts! I got so tired contemplating all that work I have to go take a nap. Thanks for all your wisdom/fun/comments.

Amy said...

I am a longtime follower, first time commenter... wait, that's not right! I have just always wanted to say something along those lines. At any rate, I read your blog for your giveaways. Wait, that isn't right either. I read your blog because you are my friend (can I call you that? Thanks.) and I like to know that your life is going well. And you have cool music. That is what got me hooked. And your poems accompanied with your beautiful Googled (I am guessing they are. If not you should start selling your poems and photos!) photos. Amazing! And you are funny. I just like you, my friend.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Congratulations, Sue! LOVE that 1st foto and the necklace. I'm following you!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

THAT IS A GREAT accomplishment. I like your blog because I am poet at heart and you are so talented...and you are just a really cool lady who I now call Friend! Thanks for doing what you do!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! That's a whole lot of photos and writing.

Oh lemme see, what do I like besides the fun rhyming poems, the inspirational poetry, the photos of your family, your lightness of spirit, and your playful =)? I can't think of a dang thing!

I still want to be entered, m'kay?

Sarah said...

I always enjoy the pics you post for the Happiness Project. (Your granddaughter is beautiful btw). New follower here! :)

Priscilla said...

What a great thing to celebrate! Congrats and Good Job!

karen said...

I look forward to your blog each and every day. I love the poems, the family, the warmth of it all. I love that you email comments to our comments. You make your readers feel special - and that's so nice on days when we don't feel so special. You've become a friend, and that's my favorite part of all. Congrats on 700 posts!

yaya said...

I enjoy your Saturday Centus..you always have the greatest stories! I also enjoy the pics of your family and the good spirit of your posts. Congrats on 700 of them!

Cherie said...

Well Sue I am definately a follower and it is because you are the type of person that I know if I met you in real life we could just talk and laugh.
You have a great writing style and sense of humor.
Basically YOU ROCK!

P.S. Granddaughter pic = Funny! I can tell she is a fun kid.

leigh said...

Congrats on your 700th post!

I love the music that plays when I hop on over to your blog. I also love your focus on family. We are kindred spirits!

Wendy said...

That's a lot of writing and thinking and wondering and explaining and loving. Thank you for your happy comments and for the goodness that comes through in your writing. Keep it up!


Kassie said...

700 posts!! What an accomplishment.

Momza said...

Your blog has become the doorway to our friendship and sometimes my muse for my own blogs.
There have been times when I've thought, "I wonder what Sue would think of this?"--no kidding!
So you must be pretty dang important if I can remember that!
Congratulations on 700!

Dixie Mom said...

Sue, you are cruising!! I can't believe you are at 700. I can't wait to follow you through the next 700.
And those giveaways.....Niceeeeeee!

Susan said...

Congrats on the 700 posts! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Bokeh is an intentional “blur” in a photo’s background. I just learned the term not too long ago myself.

Lara said...

I guess I'm new to your blog...I just clicked on it tonight from another one. BUT I remember your review from Braden's book, and I did enjoy it.

I am now a follower, which means I'll be back! I love the pictures I can see.

Karen Mortensen said...

I am in for the drawing. I love everything about your blog. I really love all the pictures you put in.

Renegades said...

I love the fact you stopped over at my blog and now I'm here to see how positive you are. I've also seen some great photos.

Congratulations on 700 posts!

Lisalulu said...

well first of all Congrats, 700, gee you don't look that old (smile). and what great giveaway's! I'd love any of them, and you are my favorite blog and person and yes I do refer to you (even to my mother) as my friend

Joyful Noise said...

I love reading your blog because you write beautifully and often portray exactly what I have been thinking. I often send a link to my kids so they know what is going on in my mind.

Stef said...

Congrats. That's amazing. What's not to love about your blog. Honestly, reading your blog reminds me of home. And I love your poetry. Truly talented? You are.

Jackie said...

SUE! I've been away, but I'm back, and what good timing I have!

I'll take the "I blog" necklace please :)

Sue. You are lovely, witty, talented, a great writer, kind, the best commenter I know, and SO pretty.

Love you!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Congratulations on your 700th post!!!!

I enjoy coming here because your posts do these things for me:
1. Make me smile
2. Remind me of the Holy Spirit in us
3. Make me think
4. Make and laugh
5. And make me feel connected

Thanks for writing, Sue! Hip-Hip-Hooray!!!

Just ME the MOM said...


Really I could go on and on about how amazing and inspiring you are. How I always get a little lift each time I stop by . . .

But for now, can I just hang out and listen to David for a little bit longer - sigh . . .



Darlene said...

I love thinking about all the people who are inspired by your wonderful blog. It makes me so proud to be your mom. You have made so many nice friends through this blog and having read all the comments makes me feel that at least there are people that do get a chance to enjoy and appreciate you as a writer and especially you as a great poet! As you know, Dick and I both feel that the whole world should know you as a great poet. Your poems are so inspirational and so much better than many we have studied in school. Of course I, as your mother, know that you are a genius. Okay, I know how you hate for me to brag about you so I will stop here.

Jess said...

Sue- is there an everything button? That's what I love abut your musings and newsings. And way to go on 700 posts- fabulous and prolific, quite the combination. (I think I should get an extra entry for the use of prolific in a nice way too "~)

Bookie said...

You have been at this a while to reach 700! I would love to win some of the ear rings since I just lost one of my favorite pair while shopping for Christmas! :)

Jo said...

wow, 700!!!! ... that is stellar ... big congrats to you and your blog is just wonderful Sue ... sorry, following you as of today, thought i was following you before but i love reading your posts!

Jenny said...

700 amazing posts from one of my favorite bloggers!

You can just pick me now cuz I'm feeling all kinds of lucky! ha!

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