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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Welcome to Blogmania Stop 68


Welcome to Blogmania. I’m so glad you decided to stop by. The theme of my giveaway is The Old South. The centerpiece of the prize is a handmade sweetgrass basket. Designs for these baskets came from Africa with slaves who made them of local grasses found in the area. At first the baskets were used for practical purposes such as gathering rice or cotton, but today there are many designs that can be used any way you choose. I wish you could see the quality of the basket! If you are interested in the baskets, there are many websites devoted to them. One such site is https://cityofcharleston.info/shop/default.cfm?irefer=charlestonsweetgrass&CategoryID=42&CFTOKEN=553503mz&CFID=553503mz&ishow=list&ssl=yes&i_Search_Res=1

In addition to the basket I’m offering a cookbook by Dorie Sanders. The book is filled with traditional Southern recipes and stories from her family’s farm produce stand. I’m also offering a pair of handmade earrings by Lucy O Designs, and last but not least, I’m giving away a signed copy of my latest release Return Engagement.

To win you must do two things. First, leave a comment with your email address. Second, become a blog follower by visiting my blog and clicking ‘Follow’ at the top of your screen if you are logged into your Gmail or Google account, or alternatively by scrolling all the way to the bottom and clicking where it says ‘Subscribe To: Posts (Atom)’ to subscribe to the feed using Internet Explorer.

Naturally, I’m hoping you’ll come back to visit often. If you like books you’ll probably find something to interest you. My winner will be announced on Saturday morning. Sorry, but I only mail to the US or Canada.

Below you will find the list of participating blogs. Have fun!

166 comments:

Annie said...

that basket is beautiful! And I do love to read...

Beth said...

great giveaway!

blog follower

bethwillis01@gmail.com

Justine M. said...

Lovely giveaway! I'm a follower (shows as JMC)

j.mcdilda at gmail dot com

Elise said...

Im subscribed to Posts(atom) since I didnt see a gfc follower thingy.
caliblue7 at gmail dot com

Shana said...

that basket is gorgeous
mommy2blaze at gmail dot com

Shana said...

i am a follower

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I would love a chance to win!!! :)
Thank you!

thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Jasmine1485 said...

Ooh, I'm most excited about the recipe book, and I love hearing about the stories behind what people eat and how they cook it :) I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

TiffsPixieDust said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect - Tiffypixie - Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

Rex Robot Reviews said...

great giveaway!

rexreadingrobot at gmail dot com

Cathy W said...

Great giveaway!
I'm a follower
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Michele said...

I'm a new GFC follower.
rlawrence110@yahoo.com
The basket is beautiful

mkjmc said...

Love the basket
Following Kathy persons
kathypersons@yahoo.com

misscaseylee said...

great giveaway! I'm a follower :)
misscasey(at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

earthlymama said...

Hi! I love cookbooks! writeroxie at gmail dot com

earthlymama said...

i follow your blog
writeroxie at gmail

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

Follower

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

google follower
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Kim said...

Really nice giveaway!
wins4kimmy at gmail.com

Kim said...

Google Friend follower
wins4kimmy at gmail.com

supremevision said...

Fabulous giveaway...I am a new follower via GFC :)

katricemiller@hotmail.com

Kim@Chubby Cheeks Thinks said...

Thank you so much!

klove1432@yahoo.com

I'm a follower!

Pamela Keener said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
I subscribed via Posts(atom)
No GFC follower button.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
pk4290(at)comcast(dot)net

pippirose said...

What a lovely giveaway!
I'm a follower.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Tribute Books said...

would love to win this great basket!info@tribute-boks.com

Michelle said...

Hello, Elaine.

Just wanted to leave a comment and let you know I follow via google.

Thanks for hosting

dustthouart said...

I love Southern food so this looks great!
karla@luckymail.com

Rebekah said...

Beautiful giveaway. I follow your blog.

miryfaye at yahoo.com

Amber said...

I subscribe via Google Reader (ayoung3360@gmail.com)

Thanks!!

ayoung3360@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

This looks great!!
I love to read.
moma3homeschool(at)gmail(dot)com

Tamara B. said...

Happy Blogmania and thank-you!
I am a subscriber and a follower GFC.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Deb K said...

Hi,
Hopping by from BlogMania! Please enter me in this great giveaway :-)

I follow with GFC

Deb
DebsHere

deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

Becky said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love the basket.

I'm a blog follwer.

jpn_cowgirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Glenda said...

Thank you for the great giveaway. I'm a follower.
glendasembree@gmail.com

dogsmom said...

I have subscribed. My email address is wis mom works (at) gmail (dot) com
Thank you for the chance. I will be back to read more of your blog

Pricilla said...

those baskets are amazing. I saw them being made when I visited Charleston.
I bought one for a friend but now for myself.

thank you
I follow
kaiminani at gmail dot com

deb c said...

I am now a follower of your blog.Yeah!
What a wonderful prize package. I just moved to the south and am starting to learn the history and about the making of the sweetgrass baskets, what an amazing talent it takes to make these pieces of art.
Thanks for the chance.
missdeb1@earthlink.net

Babyblue22 said...

Everything looks wonderful!!
Thanks for the giveaway!
I'm now a follower!

~Afshan
Afshan522@aol.com

katsrus said...

Thank you for the giveaway.
Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

alicia715 said...

Great prize package - I love the basket and am planning on learning more about them. Thanks!

could not find the GFC link, so I have subscribed to your feed.

Alicia C.
ohmiss14(at)yahoo.com

Connie Black said...

Wow, great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
epblack at zoominternet dot net
I am a Google follower!

Sabrina Shields said...

Lovely giveaway!

sabrina.shields @ live.com

blog follower

Kirsten said...

Lovely Basket!
GFC follower Kirsten Thompson
Thanks for the opportunity :)
kirsten.jason.2010 at gmail dot com

DiSailsToo said...

Great giveaway!

DiSailsToo (at) comcast (dot) net

DiSailsToo said...

I follow your blog (DiSailsToo)

DiSailsToo (at) comcast (dot) net

Jenny B. said...

gorgeous!
kolelog@gmail dot com

Jenny B. said...

gorgeous!
kolelog@gmail dot com

Chris said...

thanks for participating

I follow your blog

chrissatko7@gmail.com

Aimee A said...

I'm a FOLLOWER :)

aimee(@)dbeautyjunkie(.)com

Teresa Choplin said...

Great giveaway
GFC follower
Tchoplin2009@gmail.com

Miranda Ward said...

this is great
i follow on gfc
freebiegoddess03@aol.com

SiNn said...

awesome contest
thatbasket is awesom

mortalsinn@yahoo.com

SiNn said...

im a follower on gfc

mortalsinn@yahoo.com

AmeliaB said...

I'd love to win. I'm a new GFC follower.
ameliab555[at]gmail[dot]com

Rowell Owl said...

The basket is great! Nice giveaway. keakgel(at)yahoo.com

(In)Fertile Myrtle said...

Oh, I love the basket. Makes me want to go to Charleston.

And I follow you.

Lara

laracsmith@gmail.com

throuthehaze said...

Great giveaway! I am a follower
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Kristina said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win! :) I'm a GFC Follower (Kristina Barnes)

angelmistress[at]hotmail[dot]com

Elizabeth said...

new follower

elizabethjhoskins@gmail.com

Benita said...

What a lovely prize! Thanks so much.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

I'm a new GFC Follower.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

*LLL with Leslie* said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

livelovelaughwithleslieblog at gmail dot com

*LLL with Leslie* said...

GFC follower.

livelovelaughwithleslieblog at gmail dot com

Linda Henderson said...

Thank you for the great giveaway.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I follow on GFC.
I subscribed to posts.

seriousreader at live dot com

ahilton09 said...

I am a google follower

rhilton1@woh.rr.com

ahilton09 said...

I am a google follower

rhilton1@woh.rr.com

Judy said...

Great prizes. I love them!!!

I am a follower!!


Judy Cox
magnolias_1@msn.com

peripatetic33 said...

peripatetic33
peripatetic33athotmaildotcom
enter me please and thank you

Wendy said...

Lovely contest!!

I'm a follower :)

wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

librarypat said...

Have seen your books and been curious about them.

You have put together a lovely giveaway.

librarypat AT comcast DOT net

librarypat said...

I am following your blog.

librarypat AT comcast DOT net

Sarah Lynne said...

Thank you for a great giveaway!!

I am a follower

sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

Deb ~ tnshadylady said...

following!
Deb Anderson
tnshadylady at gmail.com

Mary EH! said...

Awesome giveaway! I LOVE that basket!

Email: silverhealer21 at msn dot com

Lisa Alexander Griffin said...

Elaine, I'd love a chance to win the basket and books. Awesome prize!

lgriffinwriter@bellsouth.net

Maeve said...

I loved your blog & am now following it! :-)

Donna said...

I would love to be included, what a beautiful giveaway

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Donna said...

I couldn't figure out how to follow but I truly want too, I did look around and I liked what I saw...help! If you could, send me the link to sign up to follow. Sorry to be such a pest.

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Dawn said...

Love the prizes! This is a great list of blogs. Can't wait to explore them all.
I am now a follower
dawn.f.cantrell@gmail.com

Crazy Cat Lady said...

I love your prizes! Please enter me!

Crazy Cat Lady
ccllibrary@aol.com
http://crzycatladyslibrary.blogspot.com/

Crazy Cat Lady said...

I follow on GFC @ CCL (for Crazy Cat Lady)!

Crazy Cat Lady
ccllibrary@aol.com
http://crzycatladyslibrary.blogspot.com/

brandnewmama said...

I follow your blog


racheldwade at gmail dot com

Natalie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
subscribed to Posts
aleq13@gmail.com

Karen said...

I hope to win! I'm following~

blissfulrains(at)yahoo(dot)com

nickieisis3 said...

Great giveaway


nickieisis3 (at) gmail (dot) com

nickieisis3 said...

Great giveaway


nickieisis3 (at) gmail (dot) com

kristin said...

sweet basket! i am a new follower, and i am also so glad to know about the follow button at the top of the screen! that just made my life so much easier!

kmc.love @ gmail.com

Pam S said...

great giveaway - lovely basket and gifts!

Pam S
pams00 @ aol.com

I subscribe via google reader pamsin @ gmail

ape2016 said...

I really like this prize, especially the basket. Books are always good, too.
Follow via GFC
ape2016(at)aol(dot)com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I follow on google friend!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a GFC follower!

starz57182 at yahoo dot com

LORETTA CANTON said...

Nice contest. The blog are all great. I'm a new follower.

lbcanton
lbcanton@verizon.net

Jenn S. said...

So pretty. Love the basket.

blog follower

jas8929 at gmail dot com

Felicia said...

I am following and would love to win! Thank you!

tigpooh1516{at}yahoo{dot}com

MasonAndLillisMommy said...

wicklessncelina at hotmail dot com

Abbi said...

kidpack05 at yahoo dt com


thank you

Jennifer Mathis said...

great givaway please enter me I'm a follower

meandi09@yahoo.com

erin.nicole said...

great giveaway! i'm following you!

erinnicole14@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

I follow on gfc thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Karen Propes said...

Love to get the cookbook and other goodies!

ncjeepster@aol.com

Karen Propes said...

I follow your blog
@ncjeepster1


ncjeepster@aol.com

Historical Writer/Editor said...

Lovely blog. :) -Laura

Dianne said...

I have loved reading since I was a young girl and would hide under the covers at night with a flashlight to read when my parents said lights out. I am always looking for new books to read.
blogandtweet(at)gmail(dot)com

Dianne said...

I now follow publicly with GFC
blogandtweet(at)gmail(dot)com

Nicole said...

Fingers crossed!

nikle714@yahoo.com

LAMusing said...

Would love that cookbook!
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

hendy said...

I am a GFC follower. Thanks for the giveaway.
hmhenderson@yahoo.com

LAMusing said...

I follow on GFC as LAMusing!
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

Sherrie said...

Thanks for the awesome prizes :)
Blog follower.

grannylovesgiftbaskets@hotmail.com

Janelle said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win such a lovely giveaway! I love reading, especially the back story of so many things we see as ornamental, & take for granted.
I follow in GFC as Janelle.
Best wishes,
Janelle Ashton
Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

P.L. Parker said...

I love the basket. Beautiful.

stephy905 said...

Great giveaway! I hope I win!

stephy905@hotmail.com

stephy905 said...

I follow you via google friend connect - stephy905

stephy905@hotmail.com

LB said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

petrellinyc-blog at yahoo dot com

LB said...

subscribe to posts

petrellinyc-blog at yahoo dot com

Mnemosyne said...

I'm following! Thank you for the lovely giveaway. The basket is gorgeous, the jewelry is pretty and the books sound very interesting!

mnemosynescall at gmail dot com

dddiva said...

Lovely prizes, thanks so much.
I follow your blog.
discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

malleycc said...

Great prizes. Thanks for the chance. I am a follower

Margie said...

Following your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Karen said...

This looks lovely! I am a GFC follower;)

kpuleski at gmail dot com

http://practicalfrugality.blogspot.com/

dor said...

Wonderful prize.
I follow now....dor

dorcontest at gmail dot com
:)

Diabetic Snacker Reviews said...

Great giveaway thanks! barb g. directorylanesuperstore(AT)gmail.com

sunnymum said...

Unique theme! Following as sunnymum.
cbeargie at yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! I would love to win! I am a new follower!
Rebecca Niehaus
USA
imsosweepy [at] gmail [dot] com

victoria99 said...

I follow your blog.
flophasit at yahoo dot com

(ty and ty to sponsors)

CrystalGB said...

What a nice giveaway.
Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

Anne J said...

I follow on google friend connect

the basket looks lovely!
ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Michele P. said...

very pretty basket! I love reading so I will be back.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

I just subscribed to your feed in google reader
micaela6955 at msn dot com
Michele P

Andrea I said...

Great giveaway

Blog follower

andrea.infinger@gmail.com

carma said...

following with GFC

carmasez at bellsouth dot net

heartnsoulcooking said...

LOVE!!! the basket and I collect cookbooks.
heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

vhubler said...

Thankyou for the giveaway
velvethubler@yahoo.com

vhubler said...

Subscribe through google reader

Nanbon44 said...

Thank you for hosting a wonderful giveaway

Bonnie C.
USA
nanbon44.blogspot.com
ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)

Kari said...

i follow your blog (shining2save)

shining2save(at)yahoo(dot)com

joder said...

That is a lovely basket and I love cookbooks!

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

joder said...

I'm a follower.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

~dab said...

Here's my initial entry comment - my email is visible in my blogger profile :)

Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

~dab said...

I follow (publically)

Carol Burge said...

The basket is BEAUTIFUl! Nice bit of historical info, too.

I subscribed to posts by (atom).

Thanks for the giveaway!

Carol Burge 4 at gmail dot com

Eliza Klinger said...

The prizes sound amazing and i am excited to read your blog. i am also a new follower to your blog!
elizaklinger@yahoo.com

Our Little Group said...

I love to read, I hope I win!
couponinggirl at gmail dot com
I follow via GFC

Karen Tapahe said...

Such a beautiful basket!
Following on GFC
ktapahe at gmail dot com

Jennifer Neal said...

I follow, thanks for the chance :)

Dina said...

I subscribed to the feed using Internet Explorer. Thank you for the chance to win these great goodies! aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

Amy said...

amyliz1414@yahoo.com

Amy

Dakota said...

I subscribe to the Atom posts.
dakotasky55 at gmail dot com

Jess and the boys said...

The basket looks beautiful! I would love to win! And I am also a new follower.

Jessica A
venturesofsahm at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway!
jackievillano at gmail dot com

SAPsMaMa said...

mphin278 at yahoo dot com

and i follow your blog and am subscribed!

Jackie said...

I am a new follower via google friend connect!
jackievillano at gmail dot com

robynl said...

what interesting info on the baskets and a lovely basket.

yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

robynl said...

I follow your blog as primrose

yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

lgm52 said...

Beautiful..I hope to win!

gfc follower

lgm52@hotmail.com

Amanda T said...

I am following :)

aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I follow via Google. Thanks for the great giveaway!
maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

The McFarlands said...

I love the basket!

shaneemcfarland@gmail.com

The McFarlands said...

I follow your blog (The McFarland's)

shaneemcfarland@gmail.com

k_sunshine1977 said...

as a southern woman, i know how hard they work to make those baskets....

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

i follow via gfc

Tara said...

subscriber. love the basket!
taraz9 at excite dot com

wendy said...

I love the basket and I follow you on GFC as wendy wallach

madamerkf at aol dot com

Kristin said...

Love it!! I follow on GFC!

wowknk at gmail dot com

Bitten by Books said...

following your blog!
would love to win!
racoo.smith @ gmail. com