January 18, 2013

Grow Your Blog Party



I’m participating in the Grow Your Blog Party by Vickie of 2 Bags Full. If you are a new visitor, welcome to my place! For longtime blogging friends, I’m always glad you stopped by!

My name is Donna. I live in beautiful east Tennessee with my devoted husband (aka, sweet baboo). After a long engineering career, I retired in late 2007. We’re now enjoying life in the slow lane here at our country cottage, fondly named Grey Havens. Every now and then, we scamper off on travel adventures. We share a passion for photography, and I constantly strive to improve my skills. Various handcrafts have entertained me over the years, including needlework, and I am particularly proficient in making messes in my studio room.

My blog provides a glimpse of life here at our country cottage and also shares tales of our journeys. Some pretty photos are posted along the way that may bring a smile to your face. I started this blog five years ago and have enjoyed it immensely. The best part of blogging is making dear friends with people from all walks of life. I hope you will come back to visit with me, again and again.

To celebrate my participation in the Grow Your Blog Party, I am raffling off a set of my handmade cards with various Alaska scenes. Please leave a comment on this post to be included in the drawing.



The giveaway will be closed 8 a.m. (EST) on Friday, February 1. Sometime later that day, I will update this post and announce the winner. Good luck!

February 1 Update
The winner is Ann of Ann's Snap Edit Scrap.
Congratulations!


29 comments:

  1. i found your blog only recently so glad i did. i love reading each others blog beginnings. so fun! have a great weekend. please enter me into your drawing. thanks.

    elizardbreathspeaks@gmail.com ( :

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  2. since i just won a calendar from you, don't enter me for the cards, but i can surely attest to your beautiful photography! :)

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  3. Ah----I don't participate in Giveaways anymore---but your cards are fabulous. Someone will love them!!!!!

    Hope you get lots of new folks on your blog... Once someone gets here, they will continue to come back over and over and over.. Your photography and travels are some of the best in Blogland.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. I'm in .... I love your photos. Top left hand one, please. :))))

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  5. Pleasea include me in your give away. I sure enjoy your blog!

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  6. I hope you make many new friends, Donna. I know once they visit, they'll be back!

    Don't count me as I've the recipient of your kindness in the past.

    xoxo

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  7. What a nice blog. My husband has a calling to visit Alaska so I will stop by your blog later and read more. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks. peggy from PA

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  8. Nice to meet you! I really enjoyed seeing your pictures of Denali. We were able to visit this past August and got lucky enough to be part of the 33% who saw the mountain- at least part of the day. :)

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  9. Very nice photos!! Love Alaska !! Thanks for joining the blog party:):)

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  10. Hi Donna, so nice to meet you! I love your photographs and am looking forward to getting to know you better! I just popped over from Viki's Grow Your Blog party and have become your newest follower.
    Have a fun hopping day,
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  11. I love the 'tales of your journeys' and all of your wonderful photos! Your blog is one of my favs!

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  12. Such lovely cards and a wonderful blog! It is very nice to drop by here through the Grow Your Blog party.

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  13. Hi Donna, So nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely and your photos are amazing. Love the cards and what a great giveaway they make. You are very talented. I really enjoyed my visit through GYB. Hope you can stop by and visit me too.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  14. You have a lovely blog, thank you for sharing. I am a new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

    Evalina, This and that...

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  15. I hope the grow your blog party brings you many new friends.
    I had to laugh about you being proficient in making messes. I can so relate to that

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  16. I'm not participating in the Grow Your Blog event so please don't include me in your great giveaway. Just had to say that this is a nice way to learn a little more about each blogger. I've been reading a number of these today and have really enjoyed it.

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  17. Nice to meet you through the GYB party. You captured the beauty of Alaska on your cards which we enjoyed ourselves on a cruise a couple of years ago.

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  18. I love Marty - it's good to have a bit of fun along the way!

    I left a comment on your post for Vee's NC party this week - your photos are wonderful.

    I'm following you now Donna and I hope you'll pop over and read my GYB post too and maybe follow too11

    Enjoy the party
    Shane ♥

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  19. Dear Donna, I'm visiting from Vicki's Grow Your Blog, too. I love your photos and your blog is very interesting!
    Come and visit me, please http://bogomillahoppkids.blogspot.it
    xoxo
    Bogomilla

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  20. I love visiting with you and Baboo, and thanks for taking me along on your excursions. I also so enjoyed your beautiful cards, can't send them to anyone

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  21. Looking forward to reading your blog.

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  22. Hello!!
    Beautiful blog and I love your lovely giveaway...

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  23. Your photos are always so pretty. Love the beautiful Alaskan scenery and card colors:-)

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  24. Nice to meet you. I am from southern middle Tennessee. Love the pictures I have seen so far.

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  25. I always enjoy your posts... you're in my google reader. In fact, I found out about the Grow Your Blog party here. I think I'm in love with Marty... there's just something endearing about bunnies.

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  26. I'm a new follower from GYB party. I can relate to making a mess of my craft area. Someday I'd like to have a studio room.

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  27. Nice to meet you on the GYB party hop! Your blog is beautiful, and your photography is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win, and stop by my blog also if you can!

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  28. Your McKinley photos are gorgeous... always enjoy seeing beautiful nature photography. Your blog is lovely and I am glad to be a new follower. Hugs from Alaska. Karen
    (www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com) or (www.karendorcas.com)

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  29. Hi Donna~
    I just popped over from With a Grateful Heart. Adrienne showed pictures of your gorgeous Alaskan book and I was intrigued. I would love a chance to win your beautiful cards!
    paulaniz67@yahoo.com

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Marty, here! Donna loves comments, and I faithfully pass them on to her. Thank you so much for visiting!