Hello my friends!

Today is the day!!! The day to announce the winner of Happy To Design's one year anniversary...."Celebration Giveaway"!!!

However, before doing so...I would just like to thank all of you! Thank you for your friendship...thank you for your support and encouragement...and thank you for following Happy To Design!!! This past year has been such a glorious experience for me...I have loved every minute of the journey!!! Thank you, my friends...I love you dearly!!! I am really looking forward to "year two"...getting to know you better and making some new friends along the way!!!


"Celebration Giveaway"

In celebration of my one year anniversary, I wanted to do something special...so I ordered two more copies of books that I already had in my design library. The first book is called, "The Art of Accessorizing" written by Christi Carter and the second book is called, "English Country" written by Julie Fowler. Both of these books are excellent reads...with so many fabulous photos and so many helpful hints!

I was overwhelmed and so touched by all of the comments and well wishes that you left on my "Celebration Giveaway" post! Thank you...thank you...thank you so very much!!!
There were 64 of you lovely people to enter the giveaway.
I gave you an opportunity for more than just one entry...one entry point for your comment left on that post...a second entry point if you are a follower of Happy To Design...and a third entry point if you posted about the "Celebration Giveaway" on your blog. Many of you took advantage and had three entries in the giveaway...I just love it!!!
Okay....are you ready?...shall we see who the lucky winner is?

My honey did the "honors"....

And the winner is....
Melissa from Melissa's Heart and Home!!!

Congratulations Melissa!!! I hope that you enjoy your two design books!!!


Again...I want to thank each and every one of you!!! You are all such a joy and blessing to me...sure wished that I could give each one of you a special gift...you all mean so much to me!!! Thank you for making this such a memorable year for me!!!

Love ya'll,




Melissa Miller said...

I won? I won? I won!!!

Oh my goodness girl! You didn't tell me! I'm soooo surprised and just thrilled!

Thank you very much!!!! :)

Cindy J. said...

Well, I sure was hoping to win those wonderful books but...I can't imagine a sweeter, dear person to win..Congratulations Melissa!

Cindy J. said...

How are you doing Chari honey? Sure hope this day finds you feeling better. Love you Sis, Cindy

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Melissa is a darling girl -- there couldn't be a more charming winner! :-)

And congratulations to you, too, Chari, on your one-year anniversary. I've got a couple of months to go!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Chari, I am so thrilled that Melissa won. She is such a dear and she will really enjoy the books. They look like they are wonderful. I just may have to order them for myself. You did a great job with the gifts and you know how much I love your blog. Hugs, Marty

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Chari thank you again!!! ;)

I emailed you back with my address.
Okay I'll stop now...LOL! I'm just so excited! :)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Fantastic!!! Congrats to Melissa ! I hope she enjoys her new reads...
Congrats on your 1 year blogaversary too.

Blondie's Journal said...

How wonderful for Melissa!! She is a sweetheart and as an interior designer, she can put it on her shelf for reference!!

You're a sweet gal, Chari!!


Kat said...

Oh congratulations Melissa. I'm so happy that she won, she's such a sweetheart! And congrats again to you Chari, on one year of blogging! Time flies, doesn't it? Kathy

Theresa said...

Congratulations Melissa! I know you will enjoy the books! Mighty sweet of you Chari!

Sandra said...

Congratulations to Melissa! She is such a sweety. Glad she won:)
And happy anniversary to you, Chari. I can't wait to have one year of blogging. :)

janet said...

Congratulations Melissia,enjoy the wonderful books.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Dear Chari, Congratulations to Melissa! What a sweet girl! I love that banner you did, how clever, and your anniversary pics are stunning! I'm off to the MN State Fair this week-end, can't wait~ I just love fairs and this one is the best. I hope your feeling better my friend and have a lovely week-end too. I so enjoy your e-mails, they are so cute and funny ! Hugs, Cindy

Sharing with Sherri said...

I'm so happy for Melissa!! Couldn't have happened to nicer, sweeter person! Congratulations! I'm sure she will enjoy those wonderful books!

Thanks for putting on such a nice giveaway Chari! Happy 1 year anniversary!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Melissa, and may I say Chari, your 1st Anniversay mosaic is gorgeous!

Have a happy, beautiful day!

Salmagundi said...

Congrats to Melissa! That was a great giveaway. I love decorating books - there are a couple of new ones out there I'm dying to get my hands on. Hope you have a great weekend. Sally

Lynette said...

Congrats to Melissa - couldn't have been a sweeter winner and congrats to you Chari on your one year blogaversary!

Wishing you many more to come -

Happy Weekend -

Brenda Pruitt said...

Melissa's a great gal! Congrats to her!

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hey Chari,
Just stopped by to say hi. I'm trying to catch up on blogland. I feel so spastic when it comes to blogging. Lots going on these days.
How fun you had a givaway! I need to be around more often.
Talk to you soon.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Congrats to Melissa.
Just checking in with everyone and to give an update.
I have a new party starting- Wed Sept 2. So each week I will have the Knock Off Knock Out party on Mondays and the Holiday/Seasonal party on Wed. I hope you come for a visit.
New buttons to grab as well.
Its So Very Cheri

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Congratulations Melissa! Chari, Melissa is such a sweetie. Your prize is going to a good home. laurie