Monday, February 13, 2017

In Celebration, 10 Years of Blogging Giveaway!

Hi Friends!
Hope you had a great weekend.
Here in Texas we enjoyed spring like weather 
it was the perfect time to be out in the garden.
So, that was exactly what I did.
I prepared the garden for spring,
 cleaned out the beds 
and planned a bit of garden styling.
Our high was 87 degrees.
I hate to even share that knowing so many of you are shoveling snow!
I remember what that was like having grown up in Michigan.
However, spring is coming eventually!!

So let's get on with the giveaway as promised in my last post of
If you missed it, click on the link above to share in the memory!

But before I share the giveaway gifts,
I want to take a moment and thank you all for your kind comments and visits.
It has been a fun journey blogging and the time has flown by.
I've seen so many changes since the start of my blogging journey.

Way back when, there were no followings, bloglovin, google friends connect or linky followers.
Yes, we found each other the old fashion way,
 by visiting and leaving comments so we could return the visit.

Too many times now, bloggers sign up to follow on google but without leaving a comment,
you can't find them to visit back!
For some, this is fine and maybe this is what they want and not a blogger.
But for most of us trying to learn our audience, a comment helps greatly.
I still believe the best way to grow your blog,
is visits and comments.
Without them, bloggers can't get to know you
or think you care to visit their site!

Now to say thank you for all your visits, comments and friendship over 10 years,
is a few goodies I hope you will enjoy!

This sweet keepsake box from my shop,
will arrive filled with a few treats.

Since we are still in the cozy winter days of February,
I'm sending the latest issue of
American Farmhouse Style.

I hope you will curl up to read it
and slip on these cozy slipper socks while enjoying some delicious
Ghiradelli Chocolates

For a girly touch, I'm including this
pretty gold pouch set from Waverly.

I also have some wonderful products for you to try from two lovely etsy shop owners.
Judy from, Homemade SoapNSuch

Both these products are wonderful and beautifully created.
The lotion is luxurious with a fresh scent of vanilla and leaves the skin soft and moisturized.
The soap is a treat for the skin as well and
all vegan created with a fresh scent of peaches and almonds.
This soap leaves the skin clean, moisturized and non drying.

Next,when the weather does finally break and you can get outside in your garden,
I have a little sign I hand painted and created perfect for your door,
gate, add to a wreath or pass on to someone who does garden.

Lastly, for some fun,
I'm including a gift card for 25 dollars to Dollar Tree.
We all love to shop the goodies there for crafting,
gift making or home essentials.
So have some fun on your next trip to Dollar Tree.

To enter and play along,
 just leave a comment as many times as you want till March 1st,
follow along here or on Instagram.
Let me know where, so I can count your entry.

The winner will be announced March 1st, 2017.

Thank you for stopping by to celebrate.
Have a great week and see you soon!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! What fabulous gifts! We could buy bags and bags of fun things at Dollar Tree with that gift card! Love the magazine and of course the lotion and soap! You've really put together some nice things...I would even share the chocolate with my hubby. Oh, and you are drawing the winner on our Anniversary! Thanks so much for the FUN! Happy blogging my friend. I've been a follower for most of these 10 years and enjoy your blog more and more. You are so talented and always inspire us! Sweet hugs, Diane

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina and congrats on 10 years of blogging! What an accomplishment. I am so glad that I had the pleasure of meeting you through blogging. I have enjoyed visiting your blog throughout these past 4 years that I have been blogging! I enjoy your tours throughout your house and your beautiful crafts I love the most. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing each week with us. I would love to be entered into your wonderful giveaway! Take care and I hope you enjoy many more years of blogging.
Hugs, Julie xo

Sue Kosec said...

Yummy stuff there, Celeste! Count me in, okay? Should I win, rather than rely on the USPS, it would be a perfect reason/excuse to finally meet.

Hugs galore!

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Have a Great week! Thank you for inspiring us with your kind words and talent.

Anna said...

Congratulations for 10 beautiful and inspiring 10 years of blogging !!!!
I hope thet this generous giveaway is not only for Americans !

craftyles said...

This weather has been so crazy, but I'm with you on getting the garden ready. Such a great giveaway full of wonderful goodies. If it weren't for blogging we never would have met and become friends. I'm so glad we did.Here's to many more years of blogging. said...

Happy Anniversary*** I have enjoyed your blog for quite a long time and always love seeing all your beautiful pictures and work. I would love to be entered in your giveway

Trisha said...

Aren't you sweet and generous! What a fun giveaway and I love that you included goodies from such talented friends. Congrats on 10 beautiful blogging years!


Cranberry Morning said...

How time flies! Ten years! That's quite a milestone. Congratulations Celestina and what a fabulous giveaway!!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Wow, Celeste, this is an amazingly generous giveaway! Count me in! I follow you here and on Instagram. Ten years of blogging is an amazing accomplishment! You have shared so many inspirational posts, and I have appreciated all the lovely and encouraging comments you leave for me. Blessings to you, Deborah
(ps we are wavering on the new windows -- esp. just after a kitchen remodel!! But we know we have to do it sometime!)

Daniela said...

Congrats on your sensational goal, darling Celestina !
Oh my, how many goodies, but could you send them all over the world ? If yes, I'd love to participate for sure !!!

Wishing you a very happy Monday and new days to come,
with utmost gratitude, sweet friend

Xx Dany


Thank you for sharing 10 years of all your creativeness! I enjoy the blogging community. It is filled with like minded gals :) Thank you for having this giveaway to celebrate!

Jan Hermann said...

Hi Celeste...congrats on 10 years!! That's a long time!! I think I'm coming up on 9 or maybe it's 10...don't even know. I wish it was that warm here...but we've had a very mild winter - after weathermen and friends all were warning it was going to be extra cold and LOTS of snow!!! I was right, when I said warmer than normal and not MUCH snow at all. Only had to use my snowblower twice so far. Yeah!!

All the neat things you're giving away...I'd love to be the everyone else. Thanks for the opportunity.

Donna said...

Congrats on 10 years in blog land, Celestina! I always love reading your posts and seeing what you've been up to. And touring your beautiful home
too! what a generous giveaway you are having! thank you for a chance to win:) I love that you've added some goodies from other Etsy sellers, and of course your gorgeous painted pieces.

Donna said...

ps:I meant to say that I am so very thankful to have met you thru blogland, you are a true friend:)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! We are having a cold wintery day in my part of Texas today. I love it!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a generous and thoughtful giveaway this is! Any girl would love all the pretties you have included, plus having some of your hand painted items. Happy 10 years of blogging! I have enjoyed all your posts since I found you.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 10th blogaversary, Celeste. My seventh is this month. I'm one to take breaks from comments from time to time when I know God's leading me to quiet my heart, but it's one of the highlights of blogging without a doubt ... for me not for stats but for connecting with friends. Sometimes I marvel at the fact that I'm still in touch with a handful of very dear blogging friends after all these years, not only through comments but behind the scenes via email and sunshine mail and phone. Here's to 10 more! xo

Dianna said...

Celeste, I so agree with you about leaving comments and visiting one another as bloggers. I love getting to know those who stop by my blog. :-)

You have outdone yourself, my friend, when it comes to the giveaway. The box is beautiful and all of the goodies you've chosen to include in it just really makes it very special. I left my comment here on the last post to enter the giveaway.

I am so glad that I can once again be a part of the blogging community!


Createology said...

Celeste Dear I will follow you on your Southern Daydreams journey even without such a wonderful generous abundant gift. Your hand painted box is to cherish! Thank you for always being a beautiful gifted Southern Lady. I am very grateful you blog and now I follow your IG too. Happy Hearts Dear...<3XO

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Congratulations on your 10 years of blogging. You have a most wonderful blog and I love it. I have so enjoyed meeting you on blogland and feel that you are a special friend.

Such beautiful gifts for the "Give Away". Glad to see your back blogging again.

I have also been working in the garden also. Can't kneel down any more so I have pretty pots sitting around with flowers. My roses are growing so fast with all this wonderful rain.

Have a wonderful week and please enter me into your drawing.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dearest Celeste! 10 years???? I think that's what it is for me too. Congratulations! Happy LOVE day to you too dear one.

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

You are definitely on track for Spring Celestina! I am so looking forward to some warmer weather along with green grass and flowers! Congratulations again on 10 years of blogging and I am looking forward to seeing who is the happy recipient of this lovely giveaway :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Congratulations my dear, Celeste, on 10 years of blogging! I'm so thankful that we are friends and met through blogging and met in "real life", too. Your giveaway is so generous and will be wonderfully appreciated by one of your lucky readers.
Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetheart. Love and blessings to you, sweet friend. ❤️

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Congratulations of ten years of your wonderful blog - amazing that you have been sharing your life and creations for that long. Look forward to many more happy visits to your blog dear friend.
So nice that you have spring weather there and you are able to plan and get out in the garden.
Happy Valentine's Day and enjoy your week
Love and hugs

Debbie Harris said...

Once again, congratulations on your 10 year anniversary!! I stand amazed at the length of time you have invested in your blog, and a beautiful blog it is!
I have been blessed through your blog and your sweet friendship, Celestina.
Your giveaway shows what a generous heart you have, everything is delightful.
I appreciated what you shared about visiting other blogs. In ten years you must have really seen some changes.
I look forward to celebrating along with you in this year ahead of us.

Blessings to you, sweet lady~~

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, my dear friend,
Congratulations to 10 years wonderful Blogging!
I am so happy and thankful, I found you here in Bloggerworld and I enjoy all your wonderful posts and our litle chats we have from time to time and I am looking forward for many more years of blogging together :O)
Thank you for the lovely Giveaway , filled with wonderful things :O)
ღ˚ ♥♥ ˚ ღ˛° Happy Valentine's Day to you, my dear friend˚ ღ˚ ♥♥ ˚ ღ˛
♥ Much Love and hugs and blessings to you,Claudia ♥

Rose L said...

Ten tears! Phenomenal! I hope your blog continues for 10 more. I have enjoyed reading and seeing the photos and commenting.

Crissi said...

Hello Celestine big thanks and congratulations for beautiful and inspiring 10 years of blogging !!!!
Blessed day
Embrace from Bavaria

Anonymous said...

Oh, how fun! I'd be tickled pink to win! Thank you for the giveaway!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

congratulations on the blogging anniversary. lovely giveaway and good luck to all that enter.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my you really know how to do a gift basket don't you, that looks fabulous, I love going through those magazines and your sign is just too cute, we have had some nice weather but not quite that warm yet, I do look forward to working out in the garden soon :) Congrats again on 10 years and I hope you enjoy a lovely Valentine's day also!

Anne Payne said...

Hi Celeste, Congrats on 10 years!!! I've had a blog since 2007 too. It's been through a few changes over the last decade but it's always kept the same name. I agree that blogging has changed a lot over the years and not as many people tend to follow and comment like they used to. But then again, I don't seem to have enough time in a day or a week to get around to all the blogs I'd like to visit. There are so many out there now! Maybe that's what it really is; an overabundance of blogs and it takes so much time.

Your giveaway is a lovely one. I'm sure someone is going to be blessed to receive such beautiful gifts!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Anonymous said...

I'm not entering your giveaway; just wanted to say thanks for including me in it! Good luck, everyone! Happy Valentine's Day!

Alessandra said...

Congratulations on your ten years of blogging! Your blog, your pists and your creations make me dream. The gifts are just gorgeous
Hugs Alessandra

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary. I treasure your friendship thru blogging. Such a sweet giveaway. I hope you have enjoyed a lovely Valentine's Day.

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day, sweet friend! Oh, my goodness! What a giveaway you're offering. I love everything you've included. Poke my name in the hat!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stephanie said...

Sweetest Celeste, what a beautiful and incredibly generous giveaway! Oh, you have such a lovely and kind heart, my friend.

I am so thankful for you and for your blog. You offer joy and beauty to your readers and it's that beauty that brings a smile to my face and it's that joy that brings a song to my heart. You are a precious lady, dear Celeste, and the blogging community is blessed to have you in it.

Thank you for being such a wonderful and delightful friend. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging and may you have many, many more sweet years of blogging. Hugs to you!

Art and Sand said...

Congratulations on 10 years of blogging!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a sweet giveaway. You are right we are still blanketed in white here in Michigan and shoveling snow! Congratulations on 10 years of blogging!

Creations By Cindy said...

Dear Celestina, Congratulations on your 10th year of blogging. I surely enjoy your blog and I appreciate all the words you said about the best way to grow a blog is to visit others and make a comment. I know for some that it's hard as for me, I can only blog one day a week right now. But I so enjoying meeting others and getting out and visiting. I have come to know so many in blogland and feel so connected in spirit with many of the ladies. Your giveaway is very generous and oh so sweet. Thank you for the opportunity. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Bernideen said...

That's quite an accomplishment! Congratulations. Your blog is lovely!

Ginny said...

Oh Celeste, you have a most excellent giveaway!! Even though I do not blog anymore, I still love to come visit yours and others also. I am also on Instagram, however, I am not there as much. Yes, it is still cold here and I have about had it with the snow already! Cannot wait to see the color green again! Thank you for this giveaway and thanks for all the years of blogging and sharing with your readers. I know that I have learned so much from you about decorating and crafting. God bless you, dear one!

Ashley said...

Happy 10th blog anniversary Celeste! That is a long time blogging. I follow you by email. :) Thank you for the chance to enter your lovely giveaway! I enjoy shopping at Dollar Tree, and I especially love that sign...I LOVE gardening! :D

Have a great day!

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina, it was nice to see a post from you. wow, 10 years of blogging, and I so appreciate the old-fashioned ways you have when commenting, replying, and taking the time to visit as well. It really shows you appreciate this wonderful art of blogging. What a fantastic giveaway! Yes, I would love the chance to win. That gold pouch is so pretty, and who wouldn't love those Ghiradelli Chocolates? Count me in! Oh, I'm not on instagram, but hope I can still enter. So glad to see you again, sweet friend.

love, ~Sheri

Junkchiccottage said...

Congrats Celeste on 10 years. That is amazing. It has been so much fun getting to know you sweet friend in blogland. You have a beautiful talent with all your treasures you create. I also love following you on IG. What a great and generous give away. You are so sweet to do this. Have a great rest of the week.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, what a wonderful gift. It is so thoughtful of you. Congratulations on ten years.I value the friendship I have found with you. Thank you for your kind visits to me. I appreciate them all..Happy Thursday..xxoJudy

Homemaker' said...

Oh my goodness. You are being SO generous. What a wonderful giveaway. : ) I also want to thank you for your comments once in a while on my blog. Like you said, it's really the only way we bloggers know that someone is even the least bit interested in what we're doing or what we have to blog about. Thanks again for your awesome generosity - it's nice to see you back after all the busy-ness. : ) Have a wonderful weekend - Mary S.

krishna said...

First of all congratulations on your 10th year of blogging. Do you know? Still I visit the blog and leave comment . And by this way I got many lovely blogger friends. Such a beautiful giveaway.. You are so lovely and generous person. I would love to enter my name in the giveaway..

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Congratulations on 10 years of blogging, Celestina! That is quite a milestone! Your giveaway is so sweet and generous. I agree with your thoughts on blogging, too. That is why I blog - to connect with all the kind and creative blogging friends who always inspire me. Enjoy that beautiful weather. We are in the 50's here during the day and I am loving the warmer weather. Sending hugs xo Karen

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Love your blog, love love love your etsy shop (you sure can paint pretty roses, my dear!) and I wish you the very best in blogging - Happy 10th Bloggaversity - that's a huge deal! It's a lot of work! : - )

As for me, I am not entering the drawing, but wanted to say hi - and also that I am sorry I am not commenting more often. I need to improve. Hugs. ♥

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh dear Celeste, I agree with you, the comments and friendships are what makes blogging worthwhile, and I have difficulty with the google comments as well, since I am not on that. I am so thankful though to have made so many amazing blogging friendships, and count yours among them! Ten years is a long time to blog, hoping that there are many more years to come! You have put together an incredible treasure trove of gifts, my goodness, swoonworthy indeed! Thank you for an opportunity to win, and praying the Lord blesses your generous heart in a beautiful way :) Hugs to you today!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Celestina, congratulations on 10 years of blogging! The time sure does fly by. I always enjoy your posts.

Kerri said...

Very nice give-away! Count me in :)
Its been so warm here in Florida it doesn't feel like winter. I love cold weather -- wish it could be 60 degrees every day!
Have a blessed week my friend.


Valerie-Jael said...

How did I miss this?! Well, I'm here now and hope you will stillinclude me in your wonderful giveaway. Hugs, Valerie

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Congrats on 10 years of blogging. How sweet to offer this amazing giveaway. I have been so busy assisting my parents, I am trying to get caught up. Time does fly by. I hope you have a fabulous week. xo

Rue said...

Happy 10 year blogaversary, Celestina! I can't believe it's been that long. I think I've known you almost from the beginning. Hard to believe, isn't it?! Does that mean we're old? No ;)

I'm so glad to have known you all these years and to have found you again after leaving for so long.

Hugs and love my friend,

handmade by amalia said...

10 years! Amazing! And you've created such a beautiful space here in that time. Congrats.

Stacey said...

Wow it's so sweet of you to share such a fabulous gift! The box is beautiful and you thought of great things to put in it. That magazine looks fun and I've never even thought of a gift card to the Dollar Tree. I'm going to remember that. :)

You have so much talent and sweetness to share! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

There are quite a few of you talented and sweet Ladies who have been blogging for 10 years and I am in awe of your inspiration and dedication! Your blog is so special, gentle, kind and beautiful. Although I've never met you in person, I sure feel as though the real you shines out right here! Congratulations on your success and may there be many more years to come!
Enjoy your weekend my talented friend!

Eilis said...

What a lovely giveaway. Congratulation on ten great years of inspiring blogging. Have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Celeste, thank you SO MUCH for the lovely anniversary wishes. I'm glad you found my post in your email. Have a lovely weekend, dear friend.
xoxo said...

Such a beautiful site and great giveaway. I love your creations and your faith. Hope you enjoy many more years of blessing your viewers.

Unknown said...

Congratulations on 10 years! What a wonderful giveaway! I'd love to win it! I always enjoy your posts!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste and I'm still celebrating all of these years that I've known you in Blogland! Your talent has always inspired me and I have always felt a real friend connection to you.
You're always a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cynthia said...

Happy 10 years my Dear Friend. So many wonderful giveaways. Aren't we lucky to be following a creative and talented blogger. Thanks my fine lady


Joyce Hobbs said...

Congrats on 10 Years! Love the givaway!

Linda M. said...

Hello Celeste, For some reason my posts are not going through. I subscribe to your blog but I have not been receiving notice when you post I hope I can fix the problem
Hugs, Linda

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..