Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Mother's Day Wish and A Springtime Giveaway


Happy Mother's Day!
to all the sweet women who
love and nurture and offer tenderness
And to celebrate YOU... I'm having a 
Springtime Giveaway!

A tulip with babies!
Three little babies to remind me of my own.
My first giveaway!
 
I've collected a few goodies for you, my sweet friends.

You make me smile, 
think about life, look for beauty, organize my kitchen,
bake-frost and sprinkle JOY.
You inspire love, kindness and prayer.

I've been planning this giveaway ever since I saw these sweet birdie cards
from Current Catalog.

The Faith and Friendship card collection by Susan Winget really caught my eye.
I love the designs and the quotes inside!
I bought one set for myself and one for you.

This sentiment inside one of the cards is perfect for a friend.
"Thoughts of you always make me smile."


I've also been sewing fun trim on flour sack towels.
{I love flour sack towels}
You definitely have to have one of these; they are the best for drying glasses!
 

Then, I bought two sets of these cute cards and cupcake liners
one for my sister, Doreen ~ and one for YOU! 



They reminded me of Doreen's new blog...
She's a new blogger and has created such a lovely place to visit online.
Oh, do stop by there and say hello!
 ~ She is a sweetheart ~


...Here's another sentiment from the Faith and Friendship card set ...
 "Everything's sweeter when shared with a friend."

When I saw the quote on these treat boxes,

I knew that I had to include a couple of them.
They are great for bringing cookies or a few cupcakes to a friend.
 
To enter this giveaway... simply leave a comment!
That's it!
The giveaway winner will be chosen May 14.

 ~ ~ ~

"A HAPPY HEART MAKES THE FACE CHEERFUL"
PROVERBS 15:13

Wishing you a happy heart and a cheerful face!
Blessings always,
~ Maria

{sharing something pretty for Friday Pretties at Joyce's blog
and something pink for Beverly's How Sweet the Sound ~ Pink Saturday post}

37 comments:

koralee said...

How lovely my sweet friend...I would be thrilled to enter....such a sweet giveaway and so YOU.

thank you so much.

And yes yes yes...molly will be home May 28th...I am counting the days...pure joy.

Hugs. oxoxo Hope you have a wonderful mother's day weekend. xoxoxoo

Mystica said...

I came over from Bluebird Notes! Thank you for sharing.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I'M HERE!!! COUNT ME IN! I LOVE BIRDS!!!! Beautiful give away my sweet friend! Anita

It's me said...

What a lovely things !!! ...i like it al....beautiful for friday pretties....nice to win !!.....please count me in.......lovely weekend....love and blessings for you darling.....xxx...

Doreen said...

Hi Maria,
You are such a sweetie for showing my new blog to your friends. What a lovely giveaway you have. Don't enter me in though because I have already been blessed with some wonderful notecards. Have a beautiful day!
Doreen

Vintage Home said...

Maria..Thanks for dropping by!
Your cards look so vintage & your bible verse i willput on my window sill today!...Thanks for posting it!
We have one good day and then 3 or 7 of rain!.....waiting for sun!

Barb said...

You are very sweet, Maria, and choose perfect gifts. Tell me - will the cupcake liners be filled with your delicious cupcakes?? I wish you a Happy Mothers Day my friend.

Sharon said...

Hi Maria--just found your blog yesterday and it's lovely! I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Have a blessed day!

Martina said...

Such a sweet giveaway - full of loving thoughts and prettieness! Cheers to you Maria, i hope your weekend will be sunny and filled with love!

Suzann said...

Please enter me in your giveaway!!!
Love the birds!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~
I am a new follower :)

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

I love your giveaway. My SIL use to buy Current all the time. How fun if I win. I could do someting for her. Thx for sharing

HPS

LL

Tracy said...

That giveaway is so sweet and generous of you...

Have a great weekend!

Cheers
Tracy

Wanda said...

What a beautiful and generous Spring Giveaway!!

I'm just thrilled to be able to get my name in the drawing!

I'm planning a little Spring Givaway over at Brushstrokes sometime in the next week or two.

Love and Hugs
Wanda

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Hi Maria, thankyou for visiting me and you sweet words. The font is called unkempt and its a standard blogger font and the clock widget you can grab the link by clicking on mine.
I would love to be included in your giveaway if thats possible.
Have a wonderous Pink Saturday,
Michelle

no spring chicken said...

I'm visiting at the suggestion of your sister. She's right, this is a great place to visit! Especially on a give away day... ;)


Blessings, Debbie

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Maria, you have collected some gorgeous treasures for your first giveaway! The cute little birds will happily fly to a cozy home soon.
I am home sweet home, our trip was a-ma-zing in every way!
Love for a happy weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day, sweet friend xxxx

Lynne M said...

Happy Pink Saturday
I would love to have my name added to this Giveaway.
Wishes
Lynne

BrushedByAnAngel said...

You chose some really pretty things for your giveaway. I just found you while visiting at Ms. Beverly's Pink Saturday, so glad I did. Happy Pink Saturday,
Brenda

Pom Pom said...

What a gathering of sweet and lovely things! Your writer's voice is one of joy and happiness. I'm delighted that I found your blog.

Trisha said...

What a wonderfully sweet giveaway! I am your newest follower and have had so much fun browsing your blog! Wising you a Happy Pink Saturday and a Happy Mother's Day!

~Trisha

Sarah said...

What a sweet giveaway...I'd be honored to win!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Doreen said...

Stopping back to wish you Happy Mother's Day for tomorrow! Have a wonderful day!
XOXO
Doreen

Vicki said...

Hello, Maria, my friend,
I just wanted to thank you for stopping by for a visit at Bunny Cottage and for the warm Mother's Day greeting. I want to wish the very same for you, enjoy your special day in every way. You are having such a sweet giveaway, and everything you are giving reminds me of you! You are a generous and kind lady! Love, Vicki

ladyfi said...

What a lovely give-away! Have a great Mother's day today.

Rebecca said...

Happy Mother's Day, Maria!

What a generous giveaway :)

I'm going to visit your sister's blog as soon as I send this comment your way.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Have a sweet sweet Sun-Mother's Day, dearest sweet Maria xxxx

Rosie said...

Greetings my dear friend,
Such a beautiful giveaway for sure!
I LOVE my gorgeous little "cuppa" T towel you sent me...and think of YOU often, while shining my mug :)
Have a Marvelous Mothers Day with your SWEET, SWEET baby birds...xo...Rosie

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Maria~ ~it was such a pleasure catching up with you.
I always enjoy seeing what you've got to share. The Gable box is one of my favorites. Such lovely designs.

I hope your weekend is filled with a splendid surprise.
Sweet wishes,
Sara

Roo said...

oh gentle maria...your blog is a soft spot to land in a world of busyness and strong wind....i love you!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I do hope you are having a wonderful day! Your giveaway is as sweet an pretty as you are. How nice of you. We have had sunshine and clear skies all day...quiet fun with family. Perfection!

Wanda..... said...

This post is as lovely as you are, Maria!
Hope you had a Wonderful Mother's Day!

Julie Harward said...

I hope your Mothers Day was the very best one ever! What a nice give a way..so many sweet of the sweet things..just so nice of you! :D

Hazelmarie Elliott (Mattie) said...

I hope you had a joyful Mother's Day, Maria. It is a favorite day of the year for me - a celebration not only for the mother, but for the child they brought into the world...their hearts forever united...

Your giveaway items are delightfully charming. Anyone would love to have these precious items - you're very thoughtful and generous!

Have a glorious week,
M.

dcrelief said...

Hi Maria ~ very pretty blog post! My favorite is the "Tulip with babies"; I can 'see' that on a t-shirt.
Have fun with the giveaway. You have some amazing friends. <3

Gloria said...

Dear Maria,

What an adorable and sweet give-away! I love Susan Winget's art. I have one of her calendars. You have matched everything so perfectly (as always). Your towels are very lovely!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win...:)

I hope your Mother's Day was as sweet as you are!!

Blessings to you,
xoxo...Gloria

Diana said...

I missed so much being away from the computer I see! So enter me too!! You chose very pretty items Maria!
Love Di ♥

Pearl Maple said...

A beautiful collection of pretties