Thursday, November 19, 2009

One for Me and One for.........

The contest is now closed for entries....I'll post the winner Wednesday morning.♥
You!!!! Yep, it is a giveaway! I want to thank all of you for being such great friends. I just feel so blessed to have met so many wonderful blog friends. Your comments are always so delightful. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment, and I will post the winner on Wednesday morning. Easy enough! This beautiful hardback book is called Believe Christmas Treasury and is illustrated by Mary Engelbreit.


The book is gorgeous with a fabric type feel and gold edged pages. It is full of stories, poems, quotes, and song lyrics and is beautifully illustrated by Mary Engelbreit. It will be great for you, or for a gift for someone that loves Mary's delightful illustrations.

Also, I updated my profile photo again. I had gotten my hair cut and colored last week and tried to take a decent picture of myself. I just didn't really like that picture, so I had hubby take a better one.

54 comments:

Libby said...

Sweet Picture! You look great! I would love to see the bracelet that you are wearing! also, Very Nice Giveaway!!!! Who doesnt love Mary E.? Have a great day!!

Amelia said...

Wonderful picture!

Enter my name in your drawing...this would be a perfect book for reading to the grandchildren.

April said...

Hi Darlene...
Love your picture...very pretty! Yes, I'd love to be entered in your giveaway...THANK YOU!

Marilyn said...

Great picture! I loved the other one but this one is really good too. Love the hair.

The book looks so pretty. Mary is such a good and detailed artist.

Stay warm. M

duchess said...

I was hoping you were going to say it was for me - thank you so much.
Ha! Thanks for the chance to win - it looks great.
The hair looks great too.

Ann's Page said...

Your hair looks great!!! I would love to be entered in the giveaway.~
Blessing's
Ann

Lemon Annie said...

Darlene,
You are one hot momma! The book is beautiful. I just wanted to let you know that I have still been following you this entire time. You are such a sweetie. I have Also started my blog back up again.

Stacey said...

Your picture is great! I like the cut and the color.

It is so sweet of you to have a give away. We get the pleasure of visiting your blog. :)

Just yesterday I pulled out old Home Companions and was thinking of how much I miss those.

Neabear said...

I know I have already won one of your give aways, but do enter me in this one too. I am a big fan of Mary E things. Don't have much of it, but I love it anyway. Love the new picture of you!

~Linnea

Karen said...

Cute pic:) enter me please:) I can't seem to win a thing!

Joanna said...

I'd love to be entered.

Oh great photo!

southerninspiration said...

Yes, I love your new "do" too!! You look so cute! and that book is so fun; what a great giveaway!

Suzanne

Carol said...

I love your new hairdo! Thanks for entering my name in the giveaway. Mary E. is one of my favorites. I decorated my classroom with a lot of her things.

Hugs,
Carol

Songbirdtiff said...

You look beautiful! Love the new photos.

Sue said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I think your new "do" looks great! I'm thinking about a new color for me too.

Tardevil said...

That is a good picture. It makes you look younger. Can he come & take a picture of me? LOL! I could use knocking off a few years. Nice book. Have not seen that one before. She always has the best pictures. Happy Thanksgiving, if I don't make it back over before then!

Laura said...

Beautiful book, and great new profile picture! Thanks for the giveaway.

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Cute hair. Your look awesome!

Deb said...

Great picture Darlene~ Love your charm bracelet too :-) I love Mary Engelbreits art work. What a lovely giveaway & gesture ♥ Thank you so much for your kind words regarding "Lab Love" ... he is arriving (from Quebec) this weekend :-)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I like your new hair cut and think your new picture is great! :) I need a new one on mine, but really hate having my picture taken. (I'd rather have blood drawn!) :)

I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

jennykate77 said...

Awe, I love the new picture...but I liked the old one too! :)

Great giveaway! I love ME!

Have a great day!♥

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hey Darlene,

Look at you Miss Hottie Pants!
I love your hair. I got mine cut the other day and think I am going to go back and get even more cut off.
I wish I could get a real good profile photo like yours. I think I am pretty but don't photograph well (so I've been told by many!) Some day I will get a good photo and I will PLASTER it everywhere! HA Ha!

Oh back to the giveaway, Please enter my name in for this wonderful drawing. I would love to read the book to Noelle~♥

Have a great weekend,

Robin~♥

Lisa & Gerald said...

Oh I would love the beautiful Christmas book to read to my girls..You look great...love the hair style too♥

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Another great picture, Darlene. I can sure see Lexi in there as I looked at it. : )
Thank you again for your order yesterday. Sorry about the faux pas with the shipping.
This ME book is just beautiful.
Take care,
M.L.

Carrie said...

Great picture and giveaway!

Shannon said...

Cute picture!! Great giveaway too!

JC said...

If my children were younger, I'd say, Yes, add me to the list but instead I will say ... Cool Book.

I like your new photo ...

linda said...

What a great picture! Speaking of hair, mine needs coloring BAD. All of the sun from my vacation lightened it up too much. Now it's more of a reddish brown which I hate.

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. I've started collecting Christmas books so this would be fun to add to the collection.

Deb said...

super cute! Hey are you going to see New Moon tonight? I'm going to be one of the crazy people out there at an insane hour getting my dose of Rob Patinson. Can't wait! I'm sure we'll see a review on it... right?? You gotta let me know what you thought!

Ramona said...

Hey there Darlene ~

You are so beautiful! Great picture. Like I told you last week, you are a bright light in blog~land...we are all lucky to have you. Cute haircut!

Have a great night.

Smiles ~ Ramona

A Dancing Mango said...

Hi Darlene!!
Nice to meet another Darlene.
in my entire life, I think I have met 3 Darlene's!
Love your blog and so nice to be here. I added myself as a new follower.

Great book as well.
keep me in..
hugs, and so nice to find you..
Darlene xo

Heather said...

what a fun give away! that book looks like it would be a fun read :)
your hair looks great! i'm going tomorrow to get mine done. it hasn't been done since July, LOL. my gray roots are soooo bad!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love your picture, Darlene, and that cut is just stunning. You are so pretty, and that is a very smart cut on you!

I would love to have a chance to win that neat book. I'm crazy about Mary Engelbreit. Thanks for your generous offer!

XO,

Sheila... who finally got back online! :-)

Kimberly said...

Great pic! I love Mary E and her Believe series. Most of my Christmas decor is based on this theme. I dont have the book, though.

Lorrie said...

Hi Darlene, I love your new photo. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Are you off to see New Moon? I'm waiting til next week to go with my daughter when she's in town.

Judi said...

Hi Darlene
A giveaway that is so nice and the book is beautiful. Her books are lovely and you are so generous! Please enter my name..*closing my eyes tightly and wishing*..

I liked your other picture and this picture is lovely. So nice to see you with your new haircut too!

have a great day
Judi

Carol VR said...

Please count me in on the giveaway.

You have a very cute blog!

daldak01@yahoo.ca

Life is good! said...

cute photo! and kindly enter name in the drawing. i love Christmas and mary englebriet(i know it isn't spelled right, oh well)! have a great weekend.

Ginger said...

You look so pretty in your picture. I love the color of your hair.
I like ME books, especially Christmas ones. Would appreciate being entered in your giveaway.
Thanks, Darlene.

Sandy Toes said...

I love Mary E. She has been one of my favorite for years!
sandy toe

Dawn said...

Hi Darlene -

Nice picture. You have beautiful eyes. As always, I LOVE your blog and it's usually the first one I visit in my Favorites. Have a nice Thanksgiving.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Darlene, you are a pretty lady!
If its not to late, enter ME!

Hugs, Ann

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
I would love to enter your giveaway. The book looks beautiful.
I love your new hair cut and color. It really suits you.
Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.
Lindsay
x

Carla said...

Ooo, ooo . . . pick me, pick me!!! hehe Would love to be the winner of such a beautiful book. Keeping my fingers crossed . . .

What a great picture, Darlene. You can not have been married for 29 years! You look waaayyy younger than you must be. Unless you got married when you were 10!

HeathahLee said...

Beautiful picture!

That book is gorgeous. I'd love to win! Woo hoo! : )

I thought about you and Lexi Friday. Kiddo and I went to see a youth production of The Nutcracker and all I could think about was that I would love to see Lexi dancing in that performance. I can imagine she would have done a beautiful job.

Is that crazy? To think about someone that you've never met but feel like you know? I so enjoy reading about your family's life! Maybe one of these days we'll travel west and we'll get to meet! :)

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mysteryhistorymom said...

You look amazing, Darlene! You are such a cutie pie.:) Please count me in on your giveaway. LOVE Mary Engelbreit! Thanks, Sweets! Lori

Susan in SC said...

Love your picture. Enter me for the giveaway. I LOVE Mary E!

Rambling Girl said...

Love the picture of you Darlene!

Oh I love christmas books...that is one type of book I do like to buy each year...I really pick up a few different books during the holidays...so I would love to have this. Thanks for sharing with your readers and I have enjoyed getting to know you this last year.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Katie said...

You look great Darlene. My mom always loved ME and I grew up with framed cards all over the house, he he..

Christina said...

Just wanted to say that you look just beautiful in your picture. Your hair looks great too!

I love Mary E books. I do have this one, so don't enter me in the contest. One very lucky lady will love it. I also have her "night before Christmas" book. I love looking at the "home" the little mice have created in the mouse hole.

joelandbecca said...

Are you still doing the giveaway? If so count me in! I heart ME! If not, Hello!
I visited way back and then I saw your comment on LemmonAnnie and remembered you....so Hello Again!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh goodness, Darlene- what a beautiful picture of you! You are gorgeous! I don't think I've ever had a good picture of myself... I gave up on that years ago. *LOL*
Sounds like you are going to make someone very happy with your giveaway- you don't have to put my name in... I won my "quota" for the year over at Julie's blog! Good luck to everyone!

Controlling My Chaos said...

I love Mary E. What a great giveaway, too bad I'm such a slacker. Love your new profile pic. I badly need to update my pic.