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~ Kathy M.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Mom Cave Results:

Remember a couple of weeks ago, when I entered the "Mom Cave" Contest?  (Here is my entry "Queen of Small Spaces: Kathy's Mom Cave").   Susan, over at Between Naps on the Porch was the hostess.  Thank you again, Susan!  (The winners can be found by clicking here.)   Alas, I did not win the $250 gift certificate to Home Goods to give to Lisa for her loft.  Lisa said that I was a peach for trying though.  But really, I did win.  How could I do both, win and lose at the same time?  Well, I got many new visitors to my blog because I decided to enter.  I also visited many, many blogs to see what other lovely ladies were doing.  It was so much fun!

Entering into that contest got me going on submitting my Tablescapes and my Tea Cups/Tea Settings to other "Linky" parties. I found that Lindy, over at Cottage Hill, has a special page on her blog for as many Linky Parties as she could find. Thank you, Lindy for pulling that all together for us.  Entering everything has helped others to learn about my blog, and my daily readership has doubled.  Also, I am much more active now in the "sharing" part of Blogland than I was, and have made many great acquaintances, and at least one new friend for sure (hi, Gloria!).  I hope that many more of you will become my friends too!

I am so happy for SJ, Homemaker on a Dime, for winning first place in the "Mom Cave" contest.  I liked her blog and personality so much, that as soon as I visited her during the contest, I put her blog link on my sidebar so that I could easily see when SJ posted and made changes to her home.  She is a sweetie, you guys will love her.

There were three 3rd place prizes handed out, and I was so happy to see that two of those ladies had visited me and left such nice comments on my blog: Lezlee at  Prior and Terry at La Bella Vie.  I am happy for Donna's win over at at Funky Junk Interiors too. 

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Jessa Irene as my newest follower on here.  Jessa Irene has the coolest blog, A Holiday Haven.  It is chock full of useful ideas to help us keep organized as we celebrate our favorite holidays.  Thank you, Jessa Irene for joining us here at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy!

I do have some sad news; a loss for Blogland.  Barb, over at Bella Vista, has decided to close down her website.  Barb's blog is so beautiful, and she is such an encouraging person.  I thought that you might want the chance to go over and say goodbye to her.  Thank you, Barb, for all of your beautiful posts.  We are sorry to see you go, and you are in my prayers.

I hope that all of you  have a wonderful weekend.  We will be sitting around the radio (computer) tonight listening to Tyler's team play a huge football game in McPherson.  Go, Bullpups! 

Tomorrow our grandson Casey will be here staying overnight, with our friend Little Missy, aka: Tatum.  Stay tuned for some cute pictures of them!  We are going to do some art projects, and perhaps they will help me with a kids tablescape.  They'll be up for it ... 8 and 9 year-olds have a lot more energy than I do, for some reason.

Remember, get out there and celebrate the positive portions of everyday life!

~ Kathy


Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a sweetheart you are! Thanks so much for the mention and lovely email!

And I think your kind of 'win' is the best kind ever! I love your outlook on life. :)

Your mom cave area is wonderful btw. So cozy and perfect for a quiet sit!


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Donna, thank you for the visit, and congrats again! I am very satisfied with the win/win outcome of this contest.

Take care,


The Homemaker said...

Awww! Thank you for the kind words. Really appreciate all the info you provided in this post like the linkies and other awesome blogs.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi SJ!

Hey, you guys, SJ is the winner of the Mom Cave contest! Thank you for leaving your comment, and congrats again.

You are very welcome, btw.

Take care,


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