Saturday, July 18, 2009

Celebrations & GiftAways

I have three bits of super exciting news! It is my 100th post today and I am so excited! It has been so fun to keep this online journal over the past 2 years. I love going back and seeing the progress I have made from changing my hairstyle "Yes, I know that was a much needed improvement" to watching my business, and children grow. It has been such a blast getting to know all of you! Reading your blogs and learning about love, life, and business all while getting lost in the beautiful photography accompanied by clever words of wisdom.

I am also super excited to announce that Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey is now at your local Barnes & Noble! It was so surreal to see my business, name, and photos in a real life coffee table book! Thank you Tara for featuring me and my business. This book is so beautiful, the photography is amazing, and it really is a great manual for even us aged bloggers. From simple photography tips to basic html blog coding with easy to follow tutorials, you will find it very useful. I have been lost in it for the past 2 nights and can't wait to visit all the blogs listed in the book.

And last but not least it is time for a GiftAway! Whoot Whoot!! I love winning prizes "even though historically I don't seem to be a bigger winner of contests" so I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a giftaway! The list of everything you can win is below. All you need to do is leave a comment here on my blog, on August 1st I will have a random number generator choose the lucky winner!

You can enter this contest from July 18th through July 31st. I will be posting this on both of my blogs so feel free to enter one time on either blog. Included in this GiftAway
*French Bonjour Sap Bucket
*Blogging for Bliss-By Tara Frey
*Pair Linen Embroidered Crown Tea Towels
*Caldrea Candle~So Yum
*Mini Bud Vase with Crystal Wrap
*Altered Art Vintage Necklace & Matching Earrings
*Crocheted Dresser Scarf
*Beaded Dresser Pillow
*Antique French Perfume Bottle filled with Bath Salts
*Pink Pottery Vase with Roses
*Rhinestone Double Picture Frame
Best of luck to all of you, xo Alys

Be sure to check back on August 4th to mingle with us at the Blogging for Bliss Party! Every girl likes a party and this is sure to be a good time!


A. Yoder said...

Beautiful photos ~ Thanks for sharing!!!

lvroftiques said...

Bonjour!! Congratulations on your 100th post! Love your style! Please entr me in your give away! *winks* Vanna

shala said...

Love the title of the book...can't wait to nab a copy.

Alison said...

This is such a lovely prize and I agree with the first post, the photos are so beautiful! I hope I win! Thank you for doing this Alys, as always, I enjoy reading your blog and shopping your site!

Alison said...

The photographs in this post are so beautiful and the prize so lovely. Thank you so much for doing this! Good luck to everyone! :)


Oh my goodness, what a fabulous giveaway! Please do enter my name in!

All the best,

Digital Misfit said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!
Your blog is beautiful.
I am in LOVE with that giveaway package - how very romantic!


Beth@GypsyFish said...

Thanks for the beautiful photos...this is such a wonderful blog...merci!

Traditions Journal said...

congratulations on your 100th post! It is so wonderful of you to share all of your beautiful creations...I especially love how your daughter's room turned out! Sue

Carol Ann said...

Bonjour!! Congratulations on your 100th post! Enjoy your blog very much...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Alys, and thank you for the great giveaway. Your blog and website are beautiful.


fj rouse said...

Happy 100th!!! How exciting! I recently discovered your beautiful site and it is wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize. Yippee!! The prizes look fabu!

Barb said...

Many congrats to you. Your photo's are stunning. May you have continued success.

Your giveaway is fabulous. I would love to be entered.
Thank you so very much.


Kimla Kay said...

Your blog is one of the best and I always have a little more confidence when I wear one of your necklaces. Congrats on 100 posts and on the book.

Anonymous said...


You truly have the most elegant and classy "shabby chic" blog on the internet! Please enter me in your Giftaway, and perhaps I can
finally experience the sensation of a *serendipity*.
Many Blessings,

Paris Atelier said...

Bonjour Alys! Congrats on your 100th and being published!!! Wow!!! It is always such a plleasure to read your posts and I lkook forward to them. You are such an inspiration to me. Yours was the first ever blog I read. Here's to another 100 beautiful posts!

The giftaway items are just gorgeous! I'll be crossing my fingers! :)

Robyn said...

Love your store site, blog and wonderful prize. Please add me to the contest. This is the first blog I have ever responded to. Robyn Lee

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: 100 and here's hoping you reach 200 real soon. I can't believe you are giving away something so beautiful. I am going to try to get that book today! Thank you for sharing! Martha

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the milestone! What a beautiful set youre giving away. I cant stop staring!

Marianna said...

What a fabulous giveaway!! Congratulations on your 100th post!


Margaret Weiss said...

I just purchased Tara Frey's new book and have been reading cover to cover over and over... it is such a beautiful book... which also lead me to your beautiful blog. I love it. Please enter me into your give away.... such a lovely thing to do and with such lovely gifts. I will visit your site regularly. Margaret.

Anonymous said...

Count me in Alys! Love the black & white photo against the tree. Wonderful selection of goodies!

Sandy said...

Love your blog and items you have for sale. For awhile there, I was obsessed with the "marie" black and gold plaque. She is adorable! Also I love the music you play on your blog. Many songs have gone on my ipod favs!


Isabelle said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Fantastic giveaway, please count me in!
Take care
Isabelle x

libby said...

Good morning,Ifound your site because I was really looking for a french manneqin for my business, but found SO much more!!!!!!!!!!!!! love it please enter me into your drawing, have a nice day lr

Tamara Jansen said...

Just stumbled onto your sight and I LOVE your photos. Gonna have to do a bit more looking around. Congrats on the 100th post :)

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

Congrats on being featured in this Fabulous new book, I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the divine giveaway I'm keeping my fingers crossed :-)
Have a fabulous day!

Anonymous said...

Ooh La La, I want that prize so badly............pick me please!

Those photos of the beautiful couple were awesome! And your girl's room make-over too! What a lucky little girl!!!!


Wanda said...

I love not only your blogs, but your web sites. They are elegant and take me on a trip to Paris everytime I look at them. Thank you for that.

Wanda Contreras

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely delicious giveaway! Someone will be very lucky indeed!

Michele said...

First of all, congratulations on 100 posts!!! That's pretty incredible and I'm sure lots of fun to go back looking through all of your posts and pics!!

Secondly, I wanted to say, "WOW!!!" What an incredibly GENEROUS gift you're having for your giveaway prize!!!!!!! I'm very touched by your generosity, as I'm sure your other readers are, and would love to be entered to win this awesome prize!!!

Thank you so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail at gmail dot com

teresa said...

bonjour..I've been fascinated by french antiques since I was a child and my great grandmother would tell stories (she was the war bride of WWI). It's soooooo
hard to choose...everything is so
beautiful and brings me back to my sweeet memories of France...especially Paris. merci .

FourSistersInACottage said...

CONGRATS!!!! Please enter me in your FABULOUS drawing. And if I get picked, I would love for you to give it to Holly Hollyhocks....What a wonderful story and one I can some what relate to. Please let her know she will be in my thoughts and I will add her to my prayers. YES, I DO PRAY...for everyone on my list at night. It's pretty long but God doesn't mind.
Hugs and Love, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Tara said...

Gorgeous blog!! I loveo the photos,so enchanting. Congrats on your 100th post and for being featured in Tara's book! Your giveaway is amazing, wow, so many amazing treasures in there!


europeangrace said...

This is a beautiful site and you are amazing!!!

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abbie said...

Wooow 100th post!
Congratulations for all the hard work :) and for being featured... Your blog looks great, love the background design.

Lovely prizes in the giveaway!

Cathy said...

I found out about you in Blogging For Bliss - had a great time reading you today!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog Alys & would love to be entered in your give away.
Congrats on your 100th post!

blog n' tell said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! You have a beautiful blog full of wonderful eye candy. What a wonderful giveaway....I will be crossing my fingers and toes!

gerre said...

What a fabulous journal! I am inhaling it as I do my Chanel No. 5. *smiles merrily*

bisou, bisou,
gerre lynne

gerre said...

Such exquisite eye candy! J'adore your shop as well as your blog. I am inhaling them both just as I do my Chanel No 5. *smiles merrily*

Congratulations on your 100th post!

bisou bisou,
gerre lynne

Lynda said...

I'm blog hopping thru the pages of BFB. Congratulations on being a featured blog--you're blog is beautiful--I'll be back often.

Anonymous said...

wow! what a generous give-away, to bad I am a day late.