Saturday, July 19, 2008

Saturday pumpkin update, over 1000 visits to my blog and my first giveaway!!!

Hello everyone! Here is the Saturday pumpkin update....every Saturday I have been tracking the growth of our first pumpkin. This week it has really grown! We have had hot and humid weather and these pumpkins seem to LOVE it! My hubby was teasing me this morning...asking when we were going to get the nasty letter from the Home Owners Association. I told him they can't say anything because there is nothing in the bylaws about gardens...then my DD chimes in "yeah, but does it say anything about having a farm?" Sheesh! They won't be teasing me when fall comes and we have lots of pumpkins that only cost a couple dollars!

"The Farm"...looks more impressive when you're up!

When I started this blog, I had no idea I would get over 1000 hits so quickly!!! And my plan was to have a giveaway at 1000 hits!!! Well today I hit that goal! Thank you to all my blog world friends for stopping by and leaving me such awesome comments, encouragement and blogging advice! I enjoy reading each and every comment and try to send a note to thank you! So to further thank is time for my first giveaway!!! Monday I will post a picture of the giveaway (sorry no time this coming in tomorrow from out of state). All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and on Saturday, July 26 I will draw the lucky winner!!! YAY!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Oh and I have some treasures to show you on Monday too!!! Hugs and happy treasure hunting!!!



Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Congraulations, Kim! I'm glad I was one of the 1,000! Nice lookin' pumpkin.

Debbie Kay said...

Hey I am comment #2 on your 1000 hit giveaway....hope I win!!!

Love the pumpkin!!!

Debbie Kay

jet1960 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. My apologies if this come through twice. Blogger and dialup internet don't always get along. I've enjoyed looking at your garden pics and at your thrifting finds. That is one of my "favoritest" things to look at on blogs. There is something so vicariously fun about seeing what others find, maybe because I enjoy such good finds myself.


Wendy said...

Congrats on 1000! The pumpkin is looking great!

Susie Harris said...

Now thats a pumpkin!! I am getting so exicited for fall. It's one of my favorites to decorate for. Now if I could only come and pick a pumpkin from your garden in the fall... That would be so much fun! I love the green and whites ones so much now... Thank you for stopping by and picking up a sweet birdie tassel. I will have it to you soon. Thanks again and congrats on the 1000th... Cant wait to see what goodies you have on Monday! Take care my sweet friend! Susie h~

Lisa B. said...

That pumpkin is looking great!!

Lisa B. said...

Oh geeze...congratulation on your 1,000 hit mark!!

At Home in the Country said...

Hi Kim,
I wanted to skip on over and thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. It sure is fun meeting new ladies that love to do the same things I do!

I LOVE pumpkins! I will anxiously await your Saturday Pumpkin reports!


Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks for coming by. I'll be back to visit on Monday !!! Laurie

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Kim, THanks for visiting:>) Yes, I am in southeast Michigan, Oakland County. There are quite a few other Michigan bloggers too. I have planted pumpkins but got them in late so they don't even have pumkins on them yet, just vines! Hopefully they didnt get planted too late!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Congratulations Kim! Blogging is fun isn't it? I've met lots of really nice people and learned so much from so many different topics.
Hope you have a wonderful day,

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Kim,
Congratulations! Blogging is so much fun...I've met so many nice people and learned so much!
Hope you have a great day,

Kimberly said...

Congrats on 1000, Kim! Okay, I want to win!!! Your first give-away looks great. I will have to do one soon.


Joanne Kennedy said...


Congrats on your 1000 post. Of course people would be stopping by all the time. Your blog is fun to read.

I love your giveaway and would love to be entered.

I'll list your giveaway on my blog for you.

Your pumpkins are looking great. I've never grown one before. I tried but they never took off.

Can't wait to see how big it gets.


ismoyo said...

I just recently discovered your blog, really like your stories and photos! Congratulations on reaching the 1,000 hits!
I would love to play along and keep my fingers crosses for your wonderful giveaway. If only i would be so lucky...

Karen said...

Hi Kim, Thank you for visiting my blog :) Congratulations on your 1000 visits. What a lovely giveaway you have. Very pretty items. I will be doing a giveaway soon, when I reach my 100th post.

Lovely blog you have! Karen at Ciderantiques

BittersweetPunkin said...

I adore pumpkins..I am going to try to grow some next year...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thank you so much for your sweet comments! Have a great day!!

Judy said...

Congratulations!! Isn't it exciting to reach blogland milestones? I'd love to enter your giveway. Thank you for having such a fun post.

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats on the 1000 hits! I love the, I mean the UN-Garden! I can't imagine anyone in the neighborhood would complain. If they do, I hear neighbors can be made into great fertilizer (Only kidding!)

Here's to another 1000 hits Girlfriend!

Angie said...

congratulations, kim. you are always fun to read...and that punkin is we have only managed to grow little ones!


onlymehere said...

Wow, 1000 visits already? That pumpkin is getting really big! I love the fall and can hardly wait until October so this makes me want it to hurry up and get here!

LINDA said...

I wish everyone coud enjoy the beauty of raising their own produce.
Please enter me in the drawing!

Theresa N. said...

Your pumpkin looks great, I think it's larger than mine.
Theresa N

Dana said...

Actually, I thought I had left a comment on this post, Kim, cuz I remember reading it! Sometimes I think I write it, hit preview, look at it, then leave without hitting publish. Duh. Anyway! Your punkin is gettin huge--I think you are looking at the possiblity of a really nice roadside stand this fall! Yes, more spending money!! I envision your stand filled we sweet punkins and your flamingo holding a sign that says: PUNKINS FOR SALE!

PLEASE enter me in your giveaway! Thank you! Dana

Anonymous said...

How fun to have pumpkins growing for fall! I love your "Pumpkin Saturday"! Your thrifting time was profitable - and oh my gosh - those are wildflowers from your creek! I need to MOVE! It looks like this is a happy summer! Hugs, Patti

Kentucky Bound said...

I've just been catching up on your last several posts and decided to leave my comment here. GREAT thriftin' finds! I LOVE the chicken planter and I REALLY LOVE the wildflowers from your creek. I'm afraid we can't even come close to anything that beautiful here at "the creek", although I've got a vase full of fresh Queen Anne's Lace on my table right now.



Hi Kim,
Congrat's on your 1000 visits. You go Girl. I almost forgot to enter your giveaway :( Glad I decided to look and see if I left a comment on the right day. I'm hoping I'll win :) Talk to you soon. Come visit me. Miss your visits. Warmly,Deb