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Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Chairy full of Mary Giveaway


Home is Where the Heart Is Tote Bag.....Home Companion Book.....Outdoor Companion Book...Crafts to Decorate Your Home......Tis The Season Holiday Cookbook.....August/September Home Companion Magazine 2008.....Plate?What? Cookies for Me.....2 Mugs...No Kidding Milk too?...Teapot tin......Cherry Tissues....Scottie rubber stamp....needle set....flower applique........This could all be yours......Leave a comment telling me your favorite Mary Engelbreit quote.....for a second chance become a follower......for a third chance like my Greetings from Geralyn page on facebook and write down your favorite quote on my wall and for a fourth chance please share my giveaway on your blog or facebook page.
If you are a new reader--welcome to Greetings from Geralyn. I am celebrating my 300th post. I can't think of anyone else I admire more than Mary Engelbreit. When I turned 40 my birthday present was to take my 8 year old daughter to FAO Schwarz to buy an Ann Estelle Doll and get it signed by Mary Engelbreit. I also had my daughter color a picture for Mary to give to her. While we stood in line I explained how much guts Mary Engelbreit has. I explained how I loved to draw, but I never had the guts to become a professional Artist. I said you are so lucky to get to meet a living breathing person who gets to make a living by creating Art. I explained how Mary had an identifying style and how she includes quotes who inspire many people. My favorite quote is BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED.......I can't wait to read all of yours. I will draw a winner on Monday, March 7, 2011.

65 comments:

Debbie V said...

I just want to be first to leave a comment. I don't know a Mary Englbright quote. I've seen artwork though and all your goodies look wonderful. May you pick up many followers.

Ellen said...

Happy 300th post! What a wonderful way to celebrate! One of my favorite M.E. quotes is "How good it feels..the hand of an old friend."

Katie said...

“If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.”
So true.

Katie said...

I follow you.

Katie said...

http://katerpillarontoast.blogspot.com/2011/02/lovely-giveaways-everywhere.html
blogged!

√Āngela said...

My favourite quote is:

"Happiness must be grown in one's own garden. "

Thanks a lot for your great blog, it's a pleasure reading your lines and enjoying with your experiences!

Nancy said...

MOst people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln, i believe. Great giveaway.

Nancy said...

Happy anniversary. I'm a happy follower.

Nancy said...

I like you on Facebook AND for real.

Nancy said...

Okay, so I very reluctantly told everyone on my blog about your giveaway. Why? Because I really want to win it myself. Such a generous giveaway.

I told them to visit your store too. Will get there soon myself. Have a great day.

Colleen said...

v"Happiness must be grown in one's own garden. "

Nancy said...

Nice to meet you Geralyn! I just became a follower. Happy 300th post. I, too, am a ME enthusiast. I loved her Home Companion magazine and I have made many things with her fabric. Here's to the next 300 posts!

Nancy said...

I really resonate with a couple of sayings: Nothing is Worth More Than This Day.( I look ahead far too much) and Worrying Doesn't Take Away Tomorrow's Troubles, It Robs Today of It's Strength.( I am such a worryer!)

gill said...

Wow 300 posts! Congratulations!
I don't know any ME quotes but I love her style!
My favourite quote of all time is "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all!" (my mum!)

free indeed said...

I hadn't realised she had so many noteworthy quotes. Here's one that we all need: "Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles; it only empties today of its strength."

Congrats on 300 posts!

Melissa Silverberg said...

Congrats on your 300th post~ Wishing you another 3000 of them! My favorite quote is the same as Katie's. Your visit to FAO with Kaylyn influenced her tremendously since she is now a very gifted artist! Well done Mom!

James-Linda said...

CONGRATS ON 300+ POSTS!
LOVE M.E.'S STUFF!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Mimi said...

I work in a high school and everyday I read a quote to the students. There are so many that are great... but I can't think of just one on the spot. Thanks for an incredible giveaway - wow!!

Mimi said...

I am a follower - Love this giveaway - so many lovies!!

June said...

Congratulations on the 300th post. :)

What an amazing, and extremely generous giveaway!

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations on your 300th post. That is quite a milestone. I don't have a Mary E. quote that I could remember on my own (there is a lot I can't remember anymore). So, read some of the comments and saw one that I recognized and have used before. paraphrased "If you don't like something, change it. If you cannot change it, change the way you think about it." My ME emory boards are favorites that I use frequently. Thank you for your generousity and sharing your treasures with readers.

Carol said...

My favorite is "Life is just a chair of bowlies"

Catharine said...

Many Happy Returns on your 300th post. My favorite quote is "Friend is a gift you give yourself." I love this quote and I have been very generous to myself!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

My favorite saying: "If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. " dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I'm a follower. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cheryl said...

Hi Geralyn!!
What a lovely gift!!
Hmmmmm...Hard to choose a good one...I must admit..most of the ones I know are already taken...but this one always resinates with me..."Walk towards the sunshine, and the shadows will fall behind you."
Congratulations on you 300th post!!!
xoxoxoxox
Cheryl;-)

Carol said...

I left my favorite quote before and I have just become a follower!

m'lin said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! I still love "Snap out of it" - I use it ALL the time! melin54@sbcglobal.net

m'lin said...

I am a new follower. melin54@sbcglobal.net

Kit said...

What a fantastic give-away! I just adore ME's art and have been a lover for so many years. My fav quote is: "Ah! There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." Have a great weekend! Kit

mIzZ(hONeY)bEe that's ME aka mArLEnE said...

Hi Geralyn...I do so love Mary..not only for her drawings but for the love that she has for children & children in general... my all time favorite quote of her's is "Remember No Matter Where You Go, There You Are"...Happy 300th post miss lady bug! have a honey of a day! may sweet things come your way! Peace Joy Love & many blessings 2 U, Marlene ~ mizz bee ;O)

Cherry Chick said...

Hi Geralyn,
Thanks so much for joining us for ME Monday. It's always so fun to meet a new Mary Engelbreit Fan.
What a fabulous giveaway you are offering to celebrate your 300th post. You are very generous and I'm sure you'll have many ME lovers popping over to enter.
I'm with Carol in that "Life is just a chair of bowlies" is my favorite Maryism.
Please join us again to share your Mary giveaway.
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Cherry Chick said...

For my second entry into your giveaway I have "liked" you on Facebook and shared my favorite Mary quote.
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Dolly said...

I am a Cherry Mary fan!

My fav quote is
"its never too late to be what you would have been"

I love all the Mary magic sitting in that chair!
Makes me smile!

Hugs,
Dolly

Dolly said...

I am a newbie follower!

Smiles

Kathy said...

One of my favorite quotes is "theres nothing like a mama hug!" I follow you!

Sarah said...

First off, congratulations on your 300th post. This is a wonderful gift. A chair full of Mary! My favorite Mary quote is "Life is just a chair full of bowlies."
Thanks for including me in the chance for this fabulous gift that would thrill any one of us who are M. E. fans.
~ Sarah

Sarah said...

Geralyn, I'm thrilled to have found your blog and have added myself as a follower. I have you on my Blog Roll on my sidebar. ~ Sarah

Anonymous said...

My fav is "wherever you go, there you are" Love ME!!! christy (toddlermom2001 @ yahoo.com)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Geralyn, wow, what a generous give-away. I'll include this on my I Love ME Monday post (I learned of you from Vicki at Cherry Chick) and go check out your FB page. My favorite quote is "All I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother." (I know that it was really from Abe Lincoln, but I love the picture she drew that went with it.)

Have a wonderful day!

Kathy

Erin said...

I love ME. I love the quote Home is in my mother's eyes.

eparker@arkwest.com

Cherry Chick said...

Hi Geralyn,
It looks like some of the ME Monday followers have made their way over after I shared you celebration giveaway on my blog this morning. Awesome! All the best.

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Sandy said...

Hi,
I came over from Vicki's blog! What a wonderful place you have here! Thank you for the giveaway! ME goodies all over the place! :):) My favorite ME saying..."Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened"
I have become a follower! :) Sandy @ 521 Lake Street

Sandy said...

I have posted your giveaway on my blog also! :)

Deborah said...

My favorite is..."Life is just a chair of bowlies".

Denise said...

Hi I'm a new follower.Even better I'm your 100th follower!!Hope that means I win heehee.I adore the gift your giving away.I have been a fan of hers a long time.My fav. saying is "How good it feels ,the hand of an old friend"Ok that 3 chances:1.new follower 2.the saying or qoate and 3.because I'm your 100th follower?(no?o.k.)I do have fband will friend youand write on your wall.Be back.

Denise said...

The friend box didn't work right for me. It sent me to my fb page? so I looked up your name and just sent you a friend request.I'll write on your wall when you respond.Thats 4 chances for me.YAY!!!

Jane said...

Congratulations, Geralyn!
I love all things ME so naturally love the looks of your giveaway! My favorite quote is "Remember, wherever you go, there you are". Of course, there are way too many wonderful ME quotes to pick just one, but I've always loved that one.
Jane-Jacksonville

Keke said...

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, rejoice, for your soul is alive - Eleanora Duse.

I love that Mary paints the pictures for us to such beautiful words....always in a way that I wouldn't have imagined on my own. Mary's print on this particular quote makes me sigh in contemplation...

Thanks Geralyn and Thanks to Mary!

XO Keke

Speedy Lady said...

"Cup of Kindness" is my favorite. Thank you for offering this awesome giveaway!

Speedy Lady said...

I am a follower of your blog. This is my first visit and I love it!

Comeca Jones said...

My favorite has got to be "Just living is not enough.One must have sunshine freedom and a little flower" Ive just become a follower count me in!I love Mary too.I even have a few of those "cant be found magazines"! http://shanswife.blogspot.com comecajones@yahoo.com

Beckey said...

I am a new visitor, and now a follower! Wonderful blog!

Beckey said...

Here is my fave ME quote. "Walk towards the sunshine, and the shadows will fall behind you" - ME

Barbara said...

What an awesome giveaway you've got going on and how happy I am to have found your blog! I'm a new follower and I'm about to friend you on Facebook. My personal favorite quote is: "Just put on your big girl panties and deal with it" One of my favs from a ME poster is: "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust.


Hugs XX
Barbara

SeasideStudio said...

"Home is where the heart is"
The best!

Mrs. Bill said...

"Nobody gets in to see the wizard, NOT NOBODY, NOT NOHOW." Frank L. Baum.

After seeing a picture of the sign with this quote above the entrance to ME's workspace, I really wanted one too. So my daughter made a cross-stitch version to hang on my craft room door as a birthday gift a few years ago.

BTW: Love your blog!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on your 300th! I admire writers who can share so many positive thoughts. As to ME, my favorite quote, one that has served me well, is "If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it." Posted and quoted it many times throughout the years in my h.s. classrooms and I can't tell you how many times it improved my attitude. Thanks for your great blog site! You touch the lives of so many!

LisaAnn said...

My sister adores ME and has claimed her "Queen of Everything" quote personnally :) I would so love to gift this to her! Thank you for the chance!

giveaway at www.thevioletorange.blogspot.com too!

Jenny's Heart said...

Life is just a Chair of Bowlies...is my favorite. What a WONDERFUL give away.

Elizabeth M said...

I like "We don't care how they do it in New York." ...And oodles of other ME comments. So glad I found your blog- congratulations on 300! What a great assortment of ME items.

Genie said...

Vicki sent me over...sorry I did not know about your blog before now . How could I have missed it. Boy, do I need to win the Giveaway. I have run out of ME things to post on my pal Vicki’s ME Mondays so I REALLY need to win. I comb the flea markets and the antique malls but have no luck finding her things. Here is hoping I win. I am a follower and now I need to put a bleep on my blog. Hugs....Genie

Speedy Lady said...
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Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hope I am not too late...what a fabulous giveaway!

Jenny said...

Such a cool giveaway that I totally missed! What a fun chairful of ME joy!