Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Happy Birthday and a Giveaway!

Happy Birthday to Skeeter!

I have never really been good with birthdays as anyone in my family will tell you, but it is giveaway time and I thought that in honor of my good friend and blogging buddy that I would use Skeeter's birthday as an excuse to giveaway something. So be sure to wish Skeeter a Happy Birthday on this post as she deserves it and you might just get a gift for you! Happy Birthday my friend!! These kitties are for you as I know you love cats. My two 'boys' in the hood are very loving cats and wish you a Happy Birthday too!

The good folks at Serenity Health & Home Decor are kind enough to sponsor a giveaway again this year--this will be the third year in a row and I thank them very much for their generosity. They are very generous each and every year and I can tell you that the first giveaway was a complete smash. Gardener on Sherlock Street won that giveaway. Last year's giveaway was also most successful. I mean who doesn't love the chance to win a free gift or gifts? 

The random winner of this giveaway will get to choose ONE of the following items. All you need to do to be eligible is to comment here, check out what items you might like, and wish Skeeter a Happy Birthday. This giveaway is limited to the United States only. I will use a random number generator to select a number from the chronological order of your comments. For instance, if you comment first then your comment is #1. If the random number generator chooses #1 you are the winner. If you are selected I will need your name and address to pass on to Serenity Health and Home Decor so they can get your prize out to you. I will announce the winner right here on the blog on Friday, April 18th. Monday, 21 April 2014.

The choices this year are themed with the great outdoors in mind. Specifically fire pit and fire accessories. Does that sound like fun? It does to me because there is nothing better than a nice fire pit and roasted marshmallows with a few seats around it to make good memories. Of course you can use several of these fire related items in your house if you happen to be lucky enough to have a fireplace. Without further ado check out the choices for this year: 

Log Grabber
Smore and Hotdog Fork (I have one of these and use it a lot! It's an awesome accessory!)
Large Black Fire pit Poker
Outdoor Classics 36" Cosmic Stars and Moon Campfire Ring
Outdoor Classic Halo Fire Pit
Brazilion Style Double Hammock
Outdoor Classics Family Mayan Hammock

That is a lot of choices and I bet it will be hard to choose but check them out and contemplate which one you would like. Let me know in the comment so I'll know which one to tell Serenity to ship if you should be the winner....

in the garden....

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  1. Oh my, what a surprise! A Birthday Give-away! I like, I like.... I hope whomever wins the contest enjoys their choice. Such fine items to choose from and I only wish I could be a contestant in the draw....


    1. And Thanks Tina for the Birthday Wishes and kitties. You know me well :-)

  2. Happy B"day Skeeter!! Is a great day outside to enjoy it... By that I mean the sun is out... We are so lucky to have Tina as a friend..She has taught me so much!! am thinking I would like either the firepit or a hammock...would be great for camping I think..

  3. Happy birthday, Skeeter! Tina, reading your blog is gift enough for me.

  4. Happy Birthday Skeeter! We would love the s'more and hotdog forks!

  5. Happy birthday to you, Skeeter! Love both of these gardening blogs! I garden vicariously through you both :)

  6. Happy Birthday Skeeter!!!!!

    Still love the owls I won. Has it been two years? They're about to come out of hibernation to return to the garden. I'm passing on this giveaway but can't wait to see who wins!

  7. Skeeter what a special friend you have and a special friendship...Happy Birthday and thanks Tina for the giveaway....I love the Outdoor Classic Halo Fire Pit.

  8. Happy Birthday, Skeeter! At first I thought you were giving away the kitties, Tina:). As much as I like cats, we already have five, so the fire pit would be much more welcome.

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKEETER!! I love your blog Tina,Thanks so much for sharing all!!

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKEETER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy birthday with sprinkles on top and wishes for many happy birthdays ahead! Thank you and wishes for health and love throughout the year!

  11. Happy Day to you!
    I've been wanting a fire pit for a long time.

  12. Happy Birthday Skeeter! I hope its a good one. Personally, I'm digging the log grabber!

  13. Happy Birthday! Hope it is extra special!! I'm a new reader to your blog, just found it today. I love the sweet deer photo at the top of your page.

  14. Happy bday Skeeter!! I love the fire pit

  15. Happy Birthday Skeeter. What a nice way to celebrate. I hope you had a good one.

  16. Happy Birthday Skeeter! I love hammocks!!

  17. Happy Birthday Skeeter! Hope it is awesome! I would love the Outdoor Classics 36" Cosmic Stars and Moon Campfire Ring! So cool!

  18. I stumbled over to your blog looking for information about swamp jessamine- and coincidently I am also trying to grow it with red honeysuckle.
    Happy birthday Skeeter!
    I would love a hammock :-)

  19. Hi there! I found your blog while looking for information about some trees. I have big plans for the garden and yard this year, so I am sure I will be back here often. I think a stars and moon fire pit would be the perfect addition to the back yard! Happy Birthday!!