Friday, July 3, 2009

My 100th Post--Amazing!!

Wow! 100 posts! It only took a year! I just can't believe that I stuck with it this long! But I know why--it's you! My wonderful bloggyland friends whom I get to visit on a regular basis. Thanks for your kind comments, uplifting advice, and honesty. I truly appreciate it.

As I mentioned last week, I am going to do a give-away for this post! Do y'all remember this cute little canvas that I put in my Etsy shop?

Well, you can't have this one!!! It's mine and adorns my little antique chest of drawers in the study!!! But....I would LOVE To make one for you!!! You pick out your two colors (I'll use various shades of them.) and your scripture verse that you'd like. Just don't make it as long as the 23rd Psalm! It needs to be a relatively short verse, PLEASE? We will draw your name, and I'll email you to find out your colors, verse, and mailing address. And, we will do this the old fashioned, kindergarten teacher way!! I will put all of your names in a hat and one of my kids will draw out one name ! None of this fancy shamnsey computer generated stuff--no siree, Bob! Just don't forget to leave me an email address on your comment, please. And, if you would kindly mention that Runner Mom is having a give-away on your blog, I would so appreciate it!! I will draw names next Friday and let y'all know the winner then. Oh, I hope that you like this little painting! I love mine!

I hope that all of you have a wonderful 4th of July!! I would love to know your plans! We're going down to my friend, Phebe's house for fun, food, fellowship, swimming--and fireworks! I'm trying to figure out what side dish to take!! Any ideas? Let me know!! Be safe, and God bless our wonderful country!



Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Happy 100th post! How exciting!

I say bring a bring a berry delicious side dish of blueberries and strawberries...patriotic colors! Have fun!

We are headed to the beach!

Yolanda said...

I really LIKE your give-a-way! Super cute!

Our 4th...headed to Colorado and actually may get to meet up with a bloggy friend that is traveling through the area of Colorado as well. GO GOD!

Suggestions...chocolate dipped strawberries or fruit slush?

I know you asked for an address, but I'll shoot an e-mail to ya!



Chatty Kelly said...

It's really not fair that you got the athletic & creative genes...and I got neither. Boo.

So enter me to win. :-)

I love your talent.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, sign me up for the giveaway! I love to enter these things & I've been so fortunate to win a few in blogland. Fun, fun!

Have a great weekend, my friend!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Well helllllllllllllo! I have been so busy this summer and I miss you! Your canvas is perfect and I would love to be in the drawing. I will be thinking of a nice, short verse for you! Glad your summer is going well. I love the boys on the beach pictures. We also have three boys and dig to China when we go! They dig, and dig, and dig some more all day, everyday at the beach! Must be a boy thing..unending digging. Have a wonderful weekend!


Pinkshoelady said...

I think it's beautiful and I would love one!

I think we are going to my parents house. Not sure yet because Mike has to work. Normally my parents host a big BBQ (About 200 people) and "Sanging." With several different soloist and groups singing all afternoon. But this year because of some storm damage they had to move it to September.

As for the dish. My favorite is a dip made out of cream cheese ( 1 pkg), drained pineapple tidbits (small can), sliced almonds (optional), and a jar of Harry and David's Pepper and Onion Relish (Run down to the Prime Outlets in Gaffney they have it). This is a yummy dip that you can eat with crackers.

And honey you should try a country ham biscuit with a coke...yum!
Although for everything else only sweet tea will do.
Love ya

Renee Swope said...

Happy 100th!!!

Off to go on my morning run and just read your comment on my blog. It's great to hear from you. Love sharing this journey with so many sweet friends!

We are headed to the Great Wolf Lodge and indoor water park with JJ's brother and family. We'll be piling 4 adults and 4 kids into one Great Bear Suite! It's going to be so much fun. Can't wait!

Happy 4th!

PS. LOVE, love, love the frame.

Lelia Chealey said...

How fun!! Thanks for letting me know about your giveaway Susan! You make the cutest, creative stuff girlfriend! Enter me...:)

4th of July...not decided yet. May go back to Kelley's for some sun and fun. My family...Aaron, Alivia and Gene are all in Florida for a family reunion on Gene's side. I stayed back to work and help Alyssa with her babies. They will go w/ me if I can talk her into it. :)
Have fun at your friends!

Anna Sophia said...

That is just so sweet of you to offer one of these adorable little canvases! I sure hope I win. :)

Jodi said...

happy 100! very exciting! have a wonderful 4th weekend!

Pamela (His maidservant) said...

Saw your comments on a friends blog-what a creative person you are. Count me in on your celebration here-congrats!!

I am a nurse and will work most of this weekend. I will have Saturday alone with my husband as the kids are scattered with family or friends. So we will have some much deserved alone time with those firework celebrations!


His Maidservant~Pamela

Danielle said...

Oh, Congrats to you!! 100 posts... gah! I won't ever get there!lol

Your piece of art is beautiful! You can sign me up.

Tomorrow we are going to my uncles for a day of screaming kids, egotistical males and over-powering females.hehehe! Kidding, well, not really, but it's my family and I LOVE them!

We'll be swimming and playing horse shoes, volleyball, tetherball, bubble games for the kids and of course... eating!! I get to make my [famous] pasta salad. Yum!

Joyful said...

WHOO HOO!!! Celebrating with you Susan!!!!

Being Canadian, we celebrated Canada Day on July 1st. We spent the evening at my sister's enjoying a patriotic red and white dessert and then enjoyed fireworks. It was a happy celebration.

Enjoy your weekend of fun.

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Just found your blog through Joanne at Blessed. Congratulations on your 100th post. I just reached my 100th post too! Never thought I'd make it either!

I'd love to be considered for your drawing. You have such talent!

And I wonder if you'd like to contribute a "runner story" for a book I'm writing about our identity in Christ. I'm working on the "i am an athlete" chapter right now!

another Susan

KelliGirl said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I think I've read, and enjoyed every one. You are such a blessing and have created a joyful, creative, energetic, Jesus-loving gathering place here.

God bless you and your family on your weekend away. Enjoy!

And of course I'd love to win your giveaway. Sign me up!

Love ya,

Marilyn said...

I'd LOVE to be the winner. Your work would look great in my house. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your 100th post.

On Purpose said...

Happy 100th Post have blessed the world with your presence here in blog land! Knowing God will continue to use you in great and amazing ways. Enjoy your weekend!

Side dish= A yummy salad always speaks freedom to me...HA...cause you can pretty much eat a ton and feel okay about it!

Love you girl!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Oh my! I would love one of those for my new room with the suitcases! Have a wonderful 4th! Jackie

Carol said...

Hi Susan,

I love this little canvas!

I live in England now and for the 4th we had an American Expat celebration last Sunday. It was lots of fun, and even though it was early, we really enjoyed ourselves.

Now if I happen to win, I will have you mail it to my in-laws in Indiana. I'm just sayin'. :-)


Captured by Love said...

So cute! I'm redecorating my house and I'm sure I could find a place for something like that! Thanks for the giveaway!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Count me in and congrats on your 100th post. Here's to at least 100 more.


christy rose said...

Congrats on 100 posts!

Wendy Blight said...


I always LOVE visiting your bring a smile to my face every time!! Congratulations on your 100th post and I can't wait for the next 100.

I would love to be considered for your gift. My e-mail is

We have a party tonight and one tomorrow and then to the lake on Sunday. I love to bring black-eyed pea salsa. If you want the recipe, e-mail me and I will send it. It is healthy AND delicious. Gets lots of compliments.

Blessings and Happy Independence Day,


Monica said...

i love your verse canvas! I've been trying to "write them on my doorposts" and I would *love* to have such a beautiful way to remind me of God's word!


Carol said...

Congrats on your 100th post!! I would probably make some parfait things with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries. {very yummy} Ooo, I love, love LOVE your canvas! Please enter me!!

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Linked over! :)
Enjoy the 100th post celebration!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Love love the giveaway! I hope I win!

Mari said...

Congrats!! I just made my 100th post a couple days ago. Again, it took a year. We are two peas in a pod!

Your canvas is so cute! I need to do that with the verses I have posted on both sides of my girls' doors.

My favorite dish? Dessert - banana pudding. I have a special weakness for it. But I don't do the meringue. Either way, it won't last long! LOL

Anyway, congrats again and see you in about 4 weeks at She Speaks!! I can't believe it's that close!!!

Mari Taylor

Anne N. said...

Awesome giveaway!

My fave dessert for the 4th is strawberry shortcake....or sopapilla cheesecake! But I wouldn't turn away anything chocolate, either!

Thanks again for the chance to win,
Anne N.

Ginger said...

Thanks so much for your very sweet comment on my post. So sorry to not have gotten back to you before now...just catching up after being out of town for a few days and having family in.

Congratulations on your 100th post!Look forward to many more to come.Hope you and your family had a great July 4th!

Carol said...

Congrats on your 100 post! I reached mine recently. Hard to believe we have that much to say (not really a problem for me). Anyway. I love your canvas. If you visit my blog you will see I am a painter. I would love to have something of yours. Thanks for the giveaway!@


Count me it too! Congrats on your 100th post! Keep writing and encouraging those who come here!

Blessings to you! And... may our God continue to bless America - the land of the free!

Choosing JOY, Stephanie
[JESUS - the One I Worship]

Carol said...

Choose Joy here again. If you look at my right hand margin, under "sites of interest" you can see "Carol's Art Site" for fun if you want to see some of my murals! Carol PS. I am going to be added as a follower of your site!

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

Hi Susan. It's great to meet your here. I popped over from Stephanie's blog. I've enjoyed reading through some of your posts and love your blog. Happy 4th of July weekend!!!

Melanie said...

Super cute canvas!!!
We went to MS for the 4th to see the folks. Long drive ~ quick trip.

Livin' the Yeh Life! said...

You have a very sweet blog! Some day I hope to have kids old enough to let me run again, too! :)

my e-mail:

Pick me! :)

Jennifer said...

Whoop! Whoop!

Congratulations, girl.

3 Blessings said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

Kimberly said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!!! I am so glad I have had the joy of meeting you in bloggyland AND in real life! You are such a sincerely sweet, sweet woman of God!

And how sweet of you to give away one of your beautiful creations!!!! I would love to be thrown in the hat!

Love to you,

Monica, Brian, Carter and Cameron said...

Congrat's on the 100th post!

sherri said...

Sign me up! I'd love to win that adorable work of art! ~Sherri