September 19, 2010

400th Post Celebration!


Time to break out the party hats and noise makers! This is post number 400 here on my little blog. It’s been grand fun since I started this adventure in January 2008, and I am so thankful to make new friends and share a bit about my life and travels. I’m offering a little giveaway to my dear readers in appreciation of your friendship.

The giveaway prize is a special book, Roll the Wheel - The Abundant Life and Wisdom of Mae Phillips. I got this literary treasure on our last trip to Berea, Kentucky. It is signed by the author, Phyllis M. EagleTree. Miss Mae lived a difficult life in the Appalachian hills. She was no stranger to hard work and tough times. Despite the hardships and heartaches, Miss Mae rose above her circumstances. She took pride in her garden; cherished her loved ones; and counted her blessings.


Along with poignant sepia-tone images, the book provides short stories told in her own voice about her life and philosophy. One of my favorites quotes is from Walking in the Light: Every day you live, you’ll appreciate life more. If you can just walk down the road here and back, why it’ll be something big for you to think on. That’s the way I am about it now. Be content. The Bible says, “Be content with what you’ve got, and walk in the light as you see the light.” And when you get into a spot that you think ain’t good, get out of it.”

Here’s how to get your name in the proverbial hat to win this charming and inspirational book:

  1. Leave a comment on this post to get one entry.
  2. If you also follow my blog, please leave a second comment to get two additional entries.
  3. Entries outside the U.S. will be accepted. However, only those from bloggers with active web sites will be eligible.

The last day to enter is Thursday, September 23. Good luck and thank you visiting with me!


  1. Congrats on your 400th post my friend. I know I've enjoyed my time here.
    That book looks lovely and she sounds like she has some old fashion wisdom. Love it!
    Have a fabulous Sunday!

  2. Congratulations on your 400th entry. Bet you didn't think you would write that many. :D

  3. wow, 400. Way to go. I haven't been around since the beginning but have enjoyed each and every one of the posts I've read.

  4. Congrats on reachng 400!!!!
    That book does sound likea good read...and such great wisdom!

  5. Donna, congratulations on 400 posts and two years and eight months of blogging. It's been great fun getting to know you better, too! Besides, you build the neatest new homes, take the most wonderful trips, and to top it all off you take marvelous photos and share your expertise with us. Love that!

  6. Yes, I am a follower...I was going to say that your little dolly is bigger than you are! My goodness, she was a lot to love back in the day.

  7. Seems like yesterday I was congratulating you on 100 posts...time flies by fast when having fun reading your interesting posts..congratulations on 400!
    This book sounds like one I would sure enjoy reading ..I will haveto google it and see what i can find, just in case I am not the winner, in the mean while...please enter me!

  8. What a sweet picture! Complete with band-aid on the knee!!! :-)


    But I don't join in give-aways. 'Cause I never did one. And I just can't, can't, can't join the sweet ones, of other bloggers.

    All that counts is Congratulations to you!

  9. not here to play-- just wanted to check in with you and let ya know i'm still breathin. hope you are doin good on your edge of the world. where's marty btw? someone needs to be handled in just the right way-- if ya know what i mean-
    happy monday to ya

  10. This book looks like the lady knows alot about life and we can all learn a little something from her. Love the header! I'm a warm weather gal but sure can appreciate the beauty of fall!

    Congrats on 400 posts!

  11. I'm already a follower! A silent one usually but I sure enjoy visiting!

  12. congratulations, donna....400! i need to do this one of these days...have never had a give-a-way...need to see where i am at! lol....the book sounds delicious! hoping to read you for years to come!

  13. Congratulations, my friend! Dropping by "CDJ" (as it's known on my bookmarks bar) is always a rare treat. Also I value your every visit to and comment on I'm Having A Thought Here!

  14. And I wish you many more years of quality blogging with your signature stunning photography.

  15. Wow, Congratulations on 400! And...What a lovely looking book! Please enter me!

    Nita Jo

  16. And, I am one of your followers... not always commenting lately, but always lurking around to see what you've been up to! :)

    Nita Jo

  17. I missed the boat!!! LOL That's what I get for not visiting as much! It's slow at work today so I'm getting a chance to play catch up! Hope you are well Donna and all settled in your new place by now. Loved your photos of your trip. Take care!


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