Creative Researcher Of New Experiences

Monday, April 5, 2010

A time to celebrate!

Hello evfurryone
Genghis here with some great news & mews. Yesterday was one year since we've been blogging and now its time to have a giveaway. Oh man I really wanted to start telling you about it earlier but Pellie told me I had to wait. But I can't wait any longer. and since she walked away to help Sir Knight with something I figured I just jump on in here before her post(teehee)again. I'm bad! The above picture is me -disproving of the girly type background she was using for my picture shoot; I want something more manly like me.

Yep this one is better. Of course I will be sending munchy treats - with my giveaway - but I didn't want to get them to far in advance - fresh is best. I know for sure I'll send some Party Mix cuss I love that stuff and figure you must too.

To enter for my giveaway you need to tell Pellie you want "Can Never Have Too Many Cats Giveaway" when you comment and if you spread the word about my giveaway by putting my picture on your blog. you'll get another chance to win. But you need to tell us you've taken the picture or we won't know.

Oh! I hear Pellie coming up the stairs, got to run. Have a pawsome week evfurryone.




Hello everyone,
Besides it being Easter Sunday - guess what yesterday was???? Is it one of my strange obscure holidays you ask? Well not really - but it may be strange - as I thought about giving up quite a few times - and the fact that I didn’t might be construed by some as strange.
It was my one year blogaversary !!! Yea!!
Yep one year ago - I decided to join the blogosphere after many enjoyable months of reading and ogling so many pretty pictures on so many wonderful blogs.

This journey in blogland hasn’t been all peaches and cream - I am a very shy and private person and I do find it hard to really open up and talk about important things in my life - but I do try to share little snippets of information with you every now and again.

Shortly after it began my journey almost ended - I joined a swap - and my partner couldn’t even manage to mail my swap out on time. I felt hurt and betrayed - because like everyone else I have had to learn to juggle responsibilities and obligations - and I believe not meeting them is just not acceptable - and on the super rare occasion I am unable to meet an obligation I let people know in advance. Some of the other swappers said ohhhhhhhh you just get to look forward to your prize longer, how wonderful - I said rubbish - apparently my partner did not care enough about people (me in particular) to get things done and mailed out on time - it felt like a slap in the face, and I began to question if the wonderful people in the blogosphere really did exist.

Sir Knight came riding up on his white horse and we talked and talked and he cautioned me about judging all the bloggers because of one uncaring person. Oh ,I pish poshed him, and told him I had it with blogging and he said well just think about it a bit longer before you give up. So I gave it a few days and I realized he was right. My partner was just one person - obviously we weren’t destined to be friends - so I needed to just let go and go on.

When Dale died I was devastated - but the pet lovers of the blogosphere - came out in full force and offered Genghis, myself & Sir Knight, warm comforting words of condolence and sympathy. Thank you all so much for the helping hand during those sad times, we were buoyed up by your wonderful caring. It was at this time that the little voice in my soul said - aren’t you glad you didn’t quit - and I was so glad.

Since then I have made a few solid friends and have a few more people stop by my little corner of the net, to visit - I try to participate in little activities like online blog parties and I continue to move out from my wallflower, shy mode and post more. Up to 93 as of today. And I know many of you won’t think that is very much, but for me it is a milestone.

So what’s up for the future? Of course; Genghis and I will continue to blog - we would miss all our friends too much if we didn’t. We hope to try a new look for our blog that is more Us.
We hope to get a little more active with things happening here in the blogosphere, and if we don’t maybe someone will volunteer to give us a swift kick in the bottom to help motivate us ( Just kidding) but a gentle nudge might be in order.

The very bestest thing we planned on doing was having a giveaway - not just any normal kind of giveaway but a Pellie kind of giveaway. What is a Pellie kind of giveaway you ask? Well let me explain.

When I started this blog I knew that I liked so many varied things to read and talk about that it would be impossible for me to set one theme and one theme only. Thus the idea of Palaver/ Idle chatter., and I could let my imagination write about whatever it felt like- whenever it felt like. And it works for me - Oh I don’t have a bulging friends list because of it - some of the crafty types not caring to read about my love of the renaissance or my clowning or Genghis relaying his days accomplishments, but that’s ok I still go and read their blogs and get a dose of inspiration from each of them. But I digress - Back to my Pellie type giveaway.- Since I couldn’t come up with one theme for my giveaway - I am offering a few giveaways. Yes you read that right. A few giveaways, but all offered at one time to celebrate my 1 year of blogging.

So here is the skinny on the types.
#1 is called “Crafters Delight” and is a collection of things the budding crafter/scrapper or whom ever might find interesting. So far I’ve included: a couple file folders to help clean up the studio, some older (maybe not vintage) sheet music, flowers, butterflies, and ceramic baby shoes.

#2 is called “Sweet treats “ and is a collection of whimsical items that reflect the sugary fun world of the cupcake. So far I have included: file folders to help organize all those lose scattered recipes. Some kitchen towels, a little cook book some cupcake magnets, and a faux cupcake box to hide treasures by the sink.

#3 is called Viva La France and is a mixed up collection of things French. So far I have included -yep you guessed it, file folders,( kind of have a French feel to them), a 2008 calendar with wonderful pictures of many of the places in France, sheet music with words in French & English, a fleur De Le stamp, some stickers and a little packing crate with some reproduction French flower seed package decoupage on it.

I will continue to be adding to each of these collections from now till I send them out the door and will try to keep you informed on all the additions. I will pick a winner from each giveaway on midnight Wednesday May 5th. That gives you 1 month to decide what you would like to win and get entered.

1. So all you have to do to win is leave me a comment and tell me which giveaway you want to be entered in, and your name will go in the pot for that particular prize.
2. Now if you want to be entered a second time - just grab my little picture of your favorite giveaway and put it on your blog. (this option helps me spread my celebration near and far across blogland - which is what we all strive for in our own way)

I won’t force you to be my friend, by bribing you with another chance to win - but if your interested we certainly would be more than glad to have you.



Anonymous said...

Happy Blogoversary AND Happy Easter! Hoping you all had a PAWesome holiday and we would LOVE to be entered in your contest. Doesn't matter which one. If we win, surprise us!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Too many choices - I am in a cupcake phase with my granddaughters right now - In fact, today I am going out to buy the book, Hello Cupcake. Yet the crafters choice is also up my alley - I love the idea that you included folders in all these - as I am the most unorganized discumbobulated(spelling?)artsy person I know. Not sure I am computer savvy enough to get your pics up on my blog but I will certainly work at it! So, I guess I would like to be put in the Cupcake drawing and if I do get the pics up also the crafters choice. You have been far more diligent than I on my blog - but - we can't give it up!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! So glad you continued blogging.

Do we understand this right, that Genghis has a cat giveaway and Penny has 3 giveaways of her own?

Brian said...

Hey, congrats on your Blogoversary, we're glad you here too!

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Blogoversary to both of you. We haven't met you before but read about your blogoversary on the CB. We hope you have many more happy years of blogging.
We would have liked to enter your giveaway but we are soon to be deserted by our Beans for a month so it is better if we don't.
Have a lovely blogoversary day.

Xanthe and Nishiko said...

Happy Blogoversary to you! Happy Blogoversary to you! Happy Blogoversary dear Pellie! Happy Blogoversary to you!!! *Meow*
We can't choose which give away we want to enter but Mummy says that she would like to enter the "Can Never Have Too Many Cats Giveaway". Is that ok? We'll be moving soon and Mummy thought it would be nice to put the kitty plates on the wall to decorate the living room or the bedroom! xxx

Connie said...

I blog for fun and to try to have a positive influence on other, sugar! It's my funnest thing to do. I love it and happy anniversary for your first year of blogging. I'm sure there will be many, many more, chick! ;-)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Penny! What wonderful giveaway treats! How does one choose?! I am torn, but guess I will choose the viva la France giveaway. Happy Blogoversary! Have a nice day! Twyla

Brian said...

Hey Genghis, I saw your note on that poor kitty, that's awful. Hang in there though, you will get your sister.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well I happen to love reading blogs like yours that is a mix of different things. Sometimes one gets tired of the same old subject. In fact, my blog is a mix of things. I just write about what I do and I'm sure what I do is dull to some but to some, they may find it interesting.

I would be honored to win your giveaway. Though I can't pick one so I will leave it up to you. I love all four!

Congrats on your blogaversary and I hope you have many more.

So, count me in as one of your blog friends please, anyone who loves cats must be a pretty good person. It's those non animal lovers that I question :)


Eric and Flynn said...

Thank you for saying we can still enter your giveaway even though we will be locked up and deserted when you do it. We would like to be entered for the 'You can never have too many cats' one. We have put the picture in our sidebar with a link to you.