4/24/2010

Sunday Favorites "One Year" Birthday Celebration!

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Welcome to the 52nd Sunday Favorites...
"One Year" Birthday Celebration!!!

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"Happy Birthday to youuu...Happy Birthday to youuuu...
Happy Birthday Dear Sunday Favorites...Happy Birthday to youuuu"!!!
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Hello my friends!
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Well it's here! It's here at last...the 52nd run of Sunday Favorites!!!
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And...as you know...52 weeks equal one year! Today is the birthday of Sunday Favorites...she is one year old today!
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Happy Birthday Sunday Favorites!!!
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As many of you know, Sunday Favorites is a Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a post from the past. If you will allow me, I would love to give you just a little history of how Sunday Favorites was born. You and I know as bloggers, that we just love to get a post out...some may post everyday...some post two or three times a week...whatever the amount, we all work very hard to get a post published! Well...one busy weekend, a year ago, I was hoping to get a post up and going, however time just got away from me! For many of us, the weekends are just a busy, busy time. Don't you just hate when real life gets in the way of our blogging? Hehe!
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Anyway the thought occurred to me that I could just copy and paste one of my favorite past posts. After all, I had spent alot of time and effort preparing many of them. It was just kind of sad how they seem to get lost and forgotten about under the myriad of new posts! Hmm...and it wouldn't take any time at all to just "copy and paste" one of those posts and republish it. It seemed like the perfect solution...I could share, once again, one of my favorite posts and I could get a post published for the weekend and it wouldn't take much time! Thus...Sunday Favorites was born!!!
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One Year Later...
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So here we are...one year later! Sunday Favorites is celebrating its 52nd run and "One Year" birthday! I have had so much fun hosting this Sunday meme and the participants have certainly shared some fabulous posts this past year!!! I would just like to say a big ol' hearty thank you to the Sunday Favorites participants and the Sunday Favorites readers for making this little Sunday meme so successful!!! I just couldn't have done it without you, dear friends!!!
Thank you...thank you...THANK YOU!!!

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"Gift Card" Giveaway
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As a little token of my appreciation, Sunday Favorites is hosting a "Gift Card" giveaway!
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Yeeeehawwww!!! Don't you just love a great giveaway? Hehe!
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The winner of the Sunday Favorites "Gift Card" giveaway can choose one of the five choices of gift cards.
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1. A $50 gift card to Chilis Restaurant.
2. A $50 gift card to Hobby Lobby.
3. A $50 gift card to Home Depot.
4. A $50 gift card to Amazon.com.
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5. A $50 gift card to Target Dept. Stores.

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I thought that I would offer a choice of 5 different gift cards...hopefully there will be one of interest to the winner!!!
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**The Rules of the "Gift Card" giveaway**
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This "Gift Card" giveaway is opened to everyone...whether you have a blog or not...
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However, you can gain up to 4 chances to win!
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1) Leave a message on this post for 1 chance.
2) Become a follower of Happy To Design blog for 2nd chance.
3) Add my "Gift Card" giveaway logo button to your blog sidebar
or share the giveaway info. in a blog post for a 3rd chance.
4) Participate in Sunday Favorites this week for a 4th chance.

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Ohhh my...and to help me keep all of this straight...please enter a comment for each chance that you earn! It will certainly help when using that "random generator" thingy! Hehe!
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(For example: leave a comment for 1 chance. Leave a 2nd comment letting me know that you are a follower of Happy To Design for a 2nd chance. Leave me a 3rd comment letting me know that you added my giveaway button to your blog for a 3rd chance, and leave a comment letting me know that you participated in this week's Sunday Favorites for a 4th chance.)
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Eeeeks...I do hope that I'm not making this too difficult...if you have any questions...please just ask.
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The "Gift Card" giveaway begins today, April 24th and will end May 1st (Saturday night at 5pm). I am hoping to announce the lucky winner for next week's Sunday Favorites post!
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I'm wishing each and every one of you the very best!!!
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Now...onto Sunday Favorites!
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Welcome to the 52nd run of
"Sunday Favorites"

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Instructions for Participating in Sunday Favorites

If you are participating in Sunday Favorites, please be sure to add your permalink to Mr.Linky and not your general blog address.
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Please copy and paste the Sunday Favorites logo button to your Sunday Favorites post or your sidebar so your visitors will know that you are participating. Also...please link back to the host blog, Happy To Design. This is important because it helps those who are visiting your blog, find the other wonderful blogs that are participating.
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Please do not add your link below, until your Sunday Favorites post is actually published to your blog.
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Thank you so much for your participation!!! I am going to really enjoy going through your "Sunday Favorites" posts!!!

Love ya'll,
Chari




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If you would like to view my very first Sunday Favorites post from April 25, 2009...you can click HERE.
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Well my friends...thank you so much for coming by today! This truly is a momentous occasion for me...Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday!!! Thank you for helping me celebrate and thank you for your love and support!!! I've had sooo much fun this past year and I really look forward to the year to come!!!
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Have a super Sunday!!!

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288 comments:

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kim said...

Chari, I did link to the party for another chance to win!!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday! I'm a new follower.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Chance #1 - Happy one year birthday!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Chance #2 - Already a follower and enjoy your blog every week.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Chance #3 - Posted your giveaway on my sidebar. Hoping you get lots of traffic.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Chance #4 - A little late this afternoon, but I have joined the party today. Now going to read through some of the participants entries...what fun!

Mary Ann said...

i discovered your blog from tennis girl and this is a great idea about sunday repost and i will certainly join the group. i just became your follower and it is a pleasure meeting you and visiting your blog. i will be posting the logo and i will need a modification of my posting schedules so i can join this fun party. happy anniversary! verbenacottage

Pat said...

Happy Birthday dear heart! One of these days I'll be old enough in blog land to join in...enough posts to choose one. :-) So glad I found YOU.

xoxo
Pat

Pat said...

I'm already a follower!

Debbie (Meadowcrest Cottage) said...

Congratulations! I have added your button to my side bar.
Thank you.
Debbie

Kathy said...

Happy One Year!!

I hope I win -I want something at target and the gift card would be Puurfect! :-)

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Chari, Chance #1: Thank you so much for hosting "Sunday Favorites", I love this idea!
Hugz,
Kim

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Chari,
My Chance #2: I am now a "follower" of your lovely blog. I'm so happy to have found you today!
Hugz,
Kim

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hello Again:)
Chance #3: I mentioned your giveaway in my post today and also have put your Giveaway button on my blog! So excited...
Hugz,
Kim

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Chari, Chance #4: I am new today but I did participate and was sooo happy to do so. I believe I covered my bases and did everything necessary to be included in four, count them...four chances to win...Ha Ha! I'm having sooo much fun even if I don't win a thing. What a nice party you are throwing, thanks for letting me be part of the good times!
Hugz,
Kim

Kelly Bookend Diaries said...

Happy "One Year" Birthday Celebration!!! Hope I get picked to win.
Kelly Bookend Diaries

Beth said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! Congratulations on your Sunday favorites anniversary! It was a fabulous idea. Thanks, Chari!
Beth

Beth said...

Hello Chari,
Thanks again for the giveaway. Here is my chance #2: I am a follower. By the way, Chari, you were my very first follower and I sure do appreciate you! You always have such sweet comments. What a thoughtful lady you are!
Hugs, Beth

Beth said...

Hi Chari, For chance #3, Chari, I did place your Sunday Favorites giveaway button on my sidebar. Again, what a GREAT giveaway. You cannot go wrong with choice of several giftcards! Thanks for the opportunity.
Blessings, Beth

Sandy said...

Happy Party! I'm so glaD I found your blog..let me go read more...
Sandy

http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

Holy COw girl 220 comments. Ok I am linking up something, I will add this to my blog and I will let readers know!!~ You go girl, and congratulations to you!~

BumbleBecky said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
Here's to many many more!

Here's my comment. I'll be back to follow!
xoxo

Pinky said...

HI Chari and congrats on 1 year!!! I am a floower but don't have a blog:( Please do throw my name into the pot for a chance at the gift card! XO, Pinky

BumbleBecky said...

FOLLOWED.

Pick me pick me pick meeee! =D

A 2 Z said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love your blog. I'm a new follower. I will go back and read all the instructions. I will come back and leave a more personal comment when its less busy! LOL Take care,

Anne-Marie

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday/Anniversary! I can't believe how many comments you have... WOW! Enjoy your day my friend and all of these wonderful friends! Have a blessed day!

Natasha said...

I am just back to tell you that I added something to my sidebar about your lovely give-away!

I have had so much fun reading all of these reposts Chari-this is such a lovely thing to do!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Chari...just wanted to say congrats one more time for a whole year of Sunday Favorites! :-) Look forward to another year!

LADY BEVERLY said...

This is great! I have never participated in any of the drawings before - but here goes.
Happy Birthday! It is also my own birthday today! Aren't parties fun!

Enjoy!

Bev

LADY BEVERLY said...

Lady Beverly and Heidi are now followers of yours!!!!

Nezzy said...

This Ozarks farm chick just popped over to wish ya a happy birthday. Wow your havin' a great giveaway girl!!!

From the happy hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa, ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

Bonnie said...

what is the stastic here to be when I am 231 ~~ well, I must say already that you are a very generous person to give all those gift cards away.
Happy Birthday , sort of what Bilbo did in The Lord of the Rings ~~ hobbits give others presents and a party!

Anonymous said...

Wow I can't believe it took me a whole year to find you but find you I did and I'm so excited to get to some inspirational reading. Thanks for hosting.
Pamela

pamela said...

Wow I can't believe it took me a whole year to find you but find you I did and I'm so excited to get to some inspirational reading. Thanks for hosting.
Pamela

Troy said...

Wouldn't you know it, the one week when you have a big blowout party is the week when I am camping and can't get the wifi to work.

I came into town today to trake care of some things and linked up, I know it's late, but i hope it wasn't TOO late

Troy said...

I have been a follower for a while. I even have you on my blog list.

Troy said...

Of course, as soon as I learned about your giveaway I rushed out and added it to my Sunday Favorites post, I'll also give you your own post on my blog, because that's just the kind of guy I am.

Doreen said...

Happy Anniversary! :) Hope to win, awesome giveaway!! purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Doreen said...

Follower!
purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Doreen said...

Button is in my bloggy! http://dietcokehandsanitizerchk.blogspot.com/

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! What a wonderful give-away! I think I'm already a follower, but I'll check to make sure! Love your blog!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Yes, I'm a follower!

Now I'll go post the button on my blog!

Katherine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I have your button on my blog now!

Katherine

Audra said...

Congratulations~! I am a follower and you know I stalk you on a regular basis!

Jenny said...

I saw your giveaway at Starshine Chic and came to visit. Wow, I'd love a chance at this prize. Thank you.

Jenny said...

I am a new follower.

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

OH MY STARS AND GARTERS, Chari!!!!!

You have LOTS 'o comments to weed through and try to pick a winner!!!!

I thought you already had a lot when I left mine - - - and that was back in the 70's or 80's somewhere.

pamela said...

Chari,
Thank you for leaving such a glowing comment on my blog and for hosting this fun event. Congrats on your one year anniversary.
Pamela

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Holy, Moly Girlfriend!
I think your party was a huge success! Look at all the participants and look at all the comments! You sure know how to throw a blog party girl! Thinking of you, hope all is well.
Hugs,
Cindy

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Chari, It was my pleasure to join you for your Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday celebration! Yes, you are correct the cherub angel in my bathroom is holding a sweet bunny (I'll send you a close up photo of him) and the cherub on my nightstand is also holding a bunny. All total I have three of those same cherubs that my husband had bought me. Can one have enough angels in their life? I don't think so! Thank you for your very sweet comment on my Angel collection and for welcoming me so warmly to Sunday Favorites. God blessed me with another angel, and that angel is "YOU"!
Hugz,
Kim

{All Thingz Related} said...

What a great giveaway!! I just found your lovely blog :)
~Rebekah

{All Thingz Related} said...

I'm a new follower :)
~Rebekah

{All Thingz Related} said...

I added your giveaway button to our blog sidebar!
~Rebekah

Jane said...

What a cute idea to repost old favorites. Some of my past sharing on my blog I would like to share again. There are so many great blogs and this is my first on yours. Thanks for having the drawing.

Jane said...

I have just become a follower.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

HAPPY B'DAY SUNDAY FAVORITES! It doesn't seem like a year ago this brain child of yours was born. I thought it was such a fabulous idea when you gave birth to this idea. I haven't participated as much as I thought I would, because I didn't have as many favorite posts as I thought I did. It has grown into a big one-year-old, and I'm so happy for you. laurie

Sweet and Savory said...

I tried to get to another post to leave this note but your blog kept coming up here.

Please stop by my blog. There is something you deserve waiting for you.

http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2010/04/award.html

jamie said...

ooh! i'd love to win! congrats on a year of sunday favorites!

Looking Glass Jewels said...

What a great giveaway! :) Happy Birthday! :)

Looking Glass Jewels said...

I am a follower! :)

Looking Glass Jewels said...

I blogged about your giveaway!

http://lookingglassjewels.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaways-from-around-blogosphere.html

Mary Ann said...

What a sweet sweet comment on my blog. Your blog is quite lovely and I intend to follow you wherever you take us. LOL

Sheila said...

I love the beautiful white tea pot on the header of your Blog. I think I'll enjoy looking at some Sunday Favourites. Happy Birthday!

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Birthday Chari! So glad I found your happy blog:>)

Leann said...

Hi Chari

Well congrats my friend. I love reading your Sunday favorites, each and everyone.

Leann

Leann said...

And you know that I've been a follower for quite some time.

Leann said...

And of course I'll post your giveaway in my sidebar. Anything for you:)

I won't promise to play along on Sunday - too much going on right now.

Leann

Kristi said...

Congratulations on one year! Great giveaway!

Nezzy said...

I just wanted to thank ya for droppin' in with your sweet comment. Come by often, the door of the Ponderosa is always open.

Ya'll have a blessed day!!!

Phyllis said...

Thanks for inviting everyone to the party. Happy Birthday!

The Vintage Rose said...

Happy Birthday post! Yhanks for the chance to win!

The Paper Princess said...

Thank you for the chance to participate in your AWESOME giveaway!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

The Paper Princess said...

I discovered your wonderful blog through the contest and I am now a new follower!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

The Paper Princess said...

I have added your contest to my sidebar at Create With Joy! Please stop by when you have a moment - I'd love to welcome you to my family of Kindred Spirits!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

AKing said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for the giveaway

AKing said...

I'm a follower asa well

Rose said...

Gail at My repurposed life sent me over to check out your contest! I never win anything but what the hey, it's worth a try. I'm drooling over the Home Depot Card..
So many cool things I could get there.....
Rose

Rose said...

I'm a follower now too!
Rose

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you for coming by for such a kind hearted visit! You are always the sweetest lady in all of blog land to us all and everyone appreciates it very much. *Smiles*

I'll be posting a giveaway today celebrating my 1 year and 6 months of blogging. Can you believe it has been that long already? I can't. Stop by if you have time!

Love ya my friend. ~Melissa

Lynn said...

I am so glad to have found your blog!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Lynn said...

I am a new follower! Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Lynn said...

I have your giveaway posted on my blog!

Blessings,
~Lynn
www.countryheartandroses.blogspot.com

Jani's Card Chaos said...

thank you so much for a chance to win today Happy National Scarpbook Day!

Jani's Card Chaos said...

again thank you Chari for the chance to win!

{All Thingz Related} said...

Oh goodness...Hobby Lobby gift card all the way! Thanks for hosting!
~Bridgette

{All Thingz Related} said...

I am a follower!
~Bridgette

{All Thingz Related} said...

Your Giveaway is in my sidebar!
~Bridgette

Blogger said...

You might be qualified to get a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

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