Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much.  For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbours build their philosophy of life…  ~ A. J. Cronin

Greetings Everyone,

I’m glad you’re here, as always!  You may recall that it wasn’t all that long ago (February ) that I was thrilled to have reached 1,000 visits. I can hardly believe that in the days since then, I am approaching a new milestone of 15,000 visits to my teeny blog! 🙂

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy life to stop by and visit and to share.

I am thrilled to have met and connected with so many wonderful people through blogging. I’ve made some new friends, and it has opened up new doors in many ways.

Your kind and encouraging comments have been nothing less than awesome. I so appreciate and am thankful for every visit and subscription, and each comment that you have left.

IT’S TIME TO SAY “THANK YOU”  If you visit during the month of October, please be sure and leave a comment to let me know that you were here. Your name will be entered for the surprise give-away.  Rest assured, it will be something beautiful!

Here are the many ways in which your name can be entered (more than once):

Throughout the entire month of October, your name can be entered once for each of the following actions:

1) If you haven’t done so already, when you sign up (in the right hand column on the blog site) to be notified of new posts, your name will be automatically entered in the draw.

2) When you comment on any blog post, your name will be automatically entered every time you leave a comment.  You can comment as often as you want on as many posts as you want. Current and older posts are listed in the sidebar.

3) Forward the blog address (https://beautifulideas.wordpress.comto someone (or everyone) in your address book, and your name will be entered once for every person with whom you’ve kindly shared the blog.

IMPORTANT:  In order for your name to be entered each time for sharing the blog address, be sure to let me know the name(s) of all the people with whom you shared. Otherwise, I won’t know! I’ll then be able to watch for their sign-ups and/or comments and know that you referred them.  You can let me know about it via this email address:  linda.beautifulideas@gmail.com

4) Share a post directly from the blog site with someone. Again, be sure to let me know that you shared via this email address:  linda.beautifulideas@gmail.com

5) When any person with whom you’ve shared the blog address subscribes, your name (as well as theirs), will be entered.

6) When someone with whom you shared comments on a blog post,  your name (as well as theirs), will be entered.

PLEASE NOTE: The contest closes on October 31, 2011 at 12 midnight NST (Newfoundland Standard Time).  The winning name will be drawn at random and the winner will be notified by email.  If the winner does not respond to email notification within 72 hours, an alternate winner will be randomly drawn.  

Come back soon to learn more about the ‘Beautiful Gift’ that you could win. Wishing you a beautiful day and good luck!


Categories: CONTESTS
  1. 2011/10/01 at 7:44 am

    Love giveaways and do so enjoy your blog.


  2. 2011/10/01 at 8:23 am

    Hi Linda,

    I know your giveaway will be beautiful! I will post about it on my blog today.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.


  3. 2011/10/02 at 12:17 am

    Hi Linda,

    How exciting! I love giveaways! I always enjoy my visits here. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.


  4. Sandra Power
    2011/10/30 at 9:42 am

    Hope I win!! Hope to make it to your Tea for Lucas..

    • 2011/10/30 at 11:28 am

      Thanks so much, Sandra! I hope you can make it, too! That would be delightful! You will be coming a long way, so I hope the weather stays good for that day to make it easy for everyone getting around. And, are you bringing that sister-in-law of mine with you by any chance?! Haha It would be so wonderful to see you both!

      I’m going to have to get your marshmallow recipe, for sure this year! LOL

      Wishing you a beautiful day,


  5. Ruby
    2011/10/30 at 2:35 pm

    Love the blog you’ve set up. Great inspiration can be found here, or just a nice place to visit when in need of a relaxing moment.

    • 2011/10/30 at 4:46 pm

      Hi Ya, Ruby!

      I’m thrilled that you came to visit. Although, I alway love seeing you in person! I’m glad that you’re enjoying and hope to see you on December 11th at “A Christmas Tea for Lucas”. It’ll be here before you know it! LOL In the meantime, Happy Halloween!


  6. Helena
    2011/10/30 at 4:05 pm

    I am so proud of you – you have so much talent, and your calling is out there. Wait for it!!! I am so delighted to have you as my sister. Keep up the great work. And, go to Toronto. lol!!!

    • 2011/10/30 at 4:43 pm

      Thank you for your huge encouragement, Helena! I never thought in a zillion years that I’d be asked to speak to garden centres at a national conference re ‘Pink Days’.

      Thanks to Stacey at Proven Winners (Spring Meadow Nurseries in Michigan), the amazing Pat at Pat’s Plants and Gardens, and her out-of-this-world team of staff and volunteers, the local media and the business community who supported the effort, every individual who helped to get the word out, and each person who came out in support that day – well, it was just the gift of a lifetime for me and for everyone involved!

      The high energy and huge spirit of the event was almost tangible. We are already looking forward to the Second Annual ‘Pink Days’ at Pat’s Plants and Gardens. And, four nurseries on the Island have expressed a keen interest in hosting next year. And, now, a big thanks to Sheridan Nurseries for bringing ‘Pink Days’ top of mind with independent garden centres across the country.

      I can only speak straight from the heart and what it means to someone like me to be a part of that. ‘Pink Days’ is a cause for every single one of us and, best of all, a marvellous, ‘down-to-earth’ (pardon the pun) way to really connect with the people in our neighbourhoods and communities in the most beautiful and meaningful way.

      Gardens have a way of bringing us all closer together in a unique way that most things can’t…’Pink Days’ touches our human spirit in a very special place. It is just a ‘Beautiful Idea’ LOL Kudos to Proven Winners and Sheridan Nurseries for sharing it! Talk about vision! 🙂

      Your brother and I will be in touch ‘sister’! 🙂


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