Saturday, March 13, 2010

SpRiNg GIVEAWAY!!!

*UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!*

Welcome to The Blessed Nest's

SPRING GIVEAWAY!!!

I am SO ready for Spring to finally arrive, aren't you?

I thought a fun GIVEAWAY would be just the thing to cure our end-of-lingering-Wintertime-blues!



Here's what you could win:


Phyllis Hoffman's Celebrate Spring magazine

A Pretty Nest with Eggs

A Lovely Little Birdie

3 Seed Packets for Starting An Herb Garden

A Farmhouse Style Basket Tray
(to display all of your pretty Springtime treasures!)









I bought myself one of the Farmhouse Style basket trays too!

{See Mine Below}




All you have to do to ENTER is:


1) Leave a comment telling me one thing you LOVE about SPRING!!!


2) If you follow my blog or are a fan on Facebook, then leave an extra comment for each for extra entries!

3) Be sure to Enter by Wed. March 17th at Midnight central time. That's when the Giveaway closes!


Good luck & Happy Spring!!!


182 comments:

Attic Rat said...

I love the lower humidity and the beautiful bluebonnets and other wildflowers that bloom on the roadside. :D

Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. It is the perfect way to celebrate Spring.

What I DON'T like about Spring is that silly Day Light Savings Time nonsense!j

Happy Hunting

Raining Pearls said...

What a great giveaway! I love this time of year and one of my favorites are the tulips :)

Attic Rat said...

I just clicked to be a fan on Facebook :D

- Teresa

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

I love the longer days, the fresh grass, the warm sun, and the return of garage sale season! :)

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Following!

PJ said...

My favorite thing about spring is hearing all the birds come back. When I open up my door its like a nature symphony. I especially like the call of the chickadees! So comforting!

Karen said...

I love Easter! I also love the extra bit of daylight after dinner. Thanks for the giveaway!

Joy@thiftyparsonageliving said...

I love spring as well. Where I live the trees with pink blossoms are in full bloom. I just love them. I have a photos of them posted on my blog if you want to see a photo of them. Thanks for the great spring give away! I can not wait to start planting.

PJ said...

And since I following you on Google reader, I'll leave one more comment about spring... I like waiting for the first buds to appear on our huge oak tree right outside our front windows. It means that the leaves are coming and soon it will feel like we live in a tree house again.

Jeremiah and Heidi said...

I love it when the trees burst with little green leaves.

Stacey said...

What an adorable give away! I love spring time so much. I love the promise of all things new. Love to work in my yard. Love the cool air and sunny days. The list could go on and on!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a great giveaway! Enter me, please. :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

And I'm now a follower. I would've sworn I was already, but I wasn't.

Kerri-Mommy 4 Him said...

What a great giveaway!!!!
Spring to me is like a fresh start....it inspires me to clean out the old and bring in some new. I love to craft, so making a new wreath for the door, or a centrepeice for the table, just to freshen things up, is on my agenda!!!

Kerri-Mommy 4 Him said...

I also follow your blog!!

Kerri-Mommy 4 Him said...

...and am a fan on facebook!!!

D'Arcy said...

I love the Birds singing, The little green buds popping out of the frozen ground, longer days and the frist day you can wear flip flops!! Thank you for your fun contest! D'Arcy

D'Arcy said...

I am signing up to be a fan!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I love the first growth of fresh grass after a long winter.

lizzie said...

grass turning green and all the flowers that pop up.Do.not.like.daylight.savings.time. :) hope I win

lizzie said...

I follow your blog and love it. You are an inspiration!

julie & joe said...

I love daffodils and crocus. Cute give away!!!

Nancy said...

I love hearing the birds singing and seeing my lily of the valley coming up; my favorite flower.

Nancy

Nancy said...

I am also a follower!

Nancy

~Kristen~ said...

I love that spring is the time to start my garden!!!

Thank you for this happy giveaway!!! :-)

~Kristen~ said...

I follow your blog!!!

~Kristen~ said...

I am a Facebook fan!!!

SECPumpkin said...

I love the sweet breezes, green grasses, and blankets of color as flowers pop up everywhere. Sorry, i couldn't do just one! That is such a beautiful giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

southerninspiration said...

I love seeing what is going to come out and bloom after the cold weather. I remember moving into a house and not knowing what would come out in the spring....so exciting to see what was hiding. I am a Facebook follower and a blog follower, so that makes 2 entries, right? How fun...cute giveaway!

Suzanne

cara said...

I love the fresh smell in the air...always refreshing after a cold New England winter.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

PLEASE PICK ME!!! :)

I love spring because it's a time of new beginnings and renewal {which is why I picked it to be married! My anniversary is next month!}

I'm a {heartfelt and devoted} follower!

And a fan on Facebook!

Judy@cutest-little-things
cutestlittlethings@gmail.com

Jenny S said...

Daffodils...all that sunny yellowness is just so pretty after all the ickyness of winter!
Thank you for such a fun giveaway!

Jenny S said...

I am a follower!

Jenny S said...

I am a facebook fan!

Rhonda said...

What a great giveaway! I love the new life that shows up in spring. Baby animals, flowers, etc.

Thanks!

Rhonda said...

I am a follower! ;P

Jennifer@3sonsandadaughter said...

What a nifty swap! I love Spring... It feels great to open the windows and let the crisp fresh air in the house after being closed up over winter. First thing in the morning, I love to sit on my patio with my cup of coffee and listen to the birds wake up; chirping, courting and twitterpating.(gotta love Bambi)I enjoy the "smells of Spring" and watching all of my trees sprout leaves, my flowers bloom and the green of my seedlings peeking out of the dirt. I'd have a great time refreshing my herb garden with your herb packets.
Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!!

Jennifer@3sonsandadaughter said...

I am a follower of your blog and thoroughly ENJOY it!!! I can't follow you on facebook because I gave it up for Lent and can't log back in until after Easter. (I'll follow you then) I'll have to take my chances with my two little entries!! Happy Spring!
Jennifer

Carol said...

Hi Stacey,
I found your blog by way of my niece, April's blog, Opie Dawn. I started following your blog several days ago & have enjoyed reading your posts.

Your giveaway collection is wonderful. I love spring for so many reasons, but my favorite is hands down the wonderful smell of rain, so fresh! After the winter we've had here in Oklahoma I'm so ready for spring.

Smiles,
Carol

Lisa said...

I am a follower of your lovely blog.
~Lisa

Lisa said...

I think my favorite thing about spring are the birds singing outside my windows. I also love how everything becomes new right before our eyes.

Amanda said...

I love Daffodils, seeing the nests in the trees and buds on the branches! There is a great feeling of hope and anticipation that comes along with Spring for me!

Sherry said...

I love Spring because everything is coming back to life after winter. The flower bulbs are peeking out of the ground and the weather is getting warmer.

Jill said...

flowers . flowers . flowers - I love flowers in the spring time.

Thank you for such a springy giveaway!

Sherry said...

I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a cute spring display.

Tonya said...

I love the thunderstorms that usually come with spring!! :)

Tonya said...

I am a fan of yours on Facebook.

Tonya said...

I follow your blog!

J+TMcLamb said...

My favorite things about spring are the smell of freshly dug-up dirt! Warm rain! Robin Egg candy (really malted milk balls)! And a renewed sense of happiness and new beginnings. Follow me at www.themclambs.blogspot.com :)

J+TMcLamb said...

Just joined as a follower of your blog today & am in LOVE!!! Thanks so much.

J+TMcLamb said...

Just became a FB fan too :) Woo hoo for Spring!!

Rhonda Turner said...

I love to see the daffodils and tulips blooming! Thanks for the chance (jrklturner@yahoo.com)

southerninspiration said...

Separate comment for being a FB follower! Love your blog!

Suzanne

-:¦:- Tamara -:¦:- said...

I've been a reader of your blog for quite a while and have thoroughly enjoyed your posts!

Spring....oh, I love the cool crisp mornings, and sunny warm afternoons that bring open new blossoms on all the lovely trees.

This giveaway is so inviting to set up a nature table :)

Thank you for the opportunity to enter this lovely spring giveaway.
~Tamara

Laura said...

Did someone say basket??? I love spring for blue skies and sunny days...yay!!

Erica said...

The thing I love the most about spring is when all the new baby animals come out ;o)

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

friendsalwayswelcome@gmail.com

Mel Tales said...

Great giveaway!

I LOVE sunny spring days, bright spring flowers, & springy colors!

Mel Tales said...

I'm now a follower :o)

Hopefull said...

Love the cool mornings and warm days. Adding color to the backyard and flying kites with the kids!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love days at the park again!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love days at the park again!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I wish I loved spring--but here in Montana it is miserable. I guess there is the hope of better weather to come, but that hope is usually crushed by snow (like right now!). I am afraid it is my least favorite season, but the other three are great.

Now, after all that negativity I did think of something good, Easter and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I am a follower too!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

So Exciting!!! I love the things in your give-away. Such F-U-N!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I am a follower.
Check out my post on my crocuses popping up! I LOVE SPRING!!!

Sole said...

What a great giveaway! I hope I win! :)

I love the flowering trees...the pear trees and dog woods are my favorites. I love watching the birds early in the morning when they come out to play..I love all the beautiful Texas wildflowers blooming in colors of reds, purples, pinks and blues. This is my favorite time of year!

I love your blog and now will be following you on facebook too!

Sole :)

thescrappywife said...

I like the new green of leaves and plants, as well as the colorful, fragrant blossoms of spring.

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I love the color of the trees-like Crayola Spring Green! So quickly they turn to darker shades-and the return of the birds!
~Nancy

Francy said...

I LOVE the extra sun light we get in spring after a loooong cold winter.

Awesome give away.

thescrappywife said...

I'm a fan on facebook.

Karen said...

I am a follower.

Karen said...

I am a facebook fan also.

Patricia said...

i am a very happy follower!

Patricia said...

i love spring... these goodies are wonderful thank you so much!
my favorite part of spring is the new life... everything is new again, the flowers and trees and the baby birdies!!!

The Schmitz Family said...

I love the warmer temperatures, perfect for being outside with my kiddos!

The Schmitz Family said...

I am a follower of your blog in Google Reader.

Shaka said...

I love that I can take my son outside to play without having to worry about him being too cold!

Shaka said...

I follow via google reader!

mazzymo said...

The sun!!! I live in Alaska... it is SO nice to be reunited with sunshine.

my life as a wife said...

I love waking up to the sound of chirping birds on a spring morning. Love this giveaway!

my life as a wife said...

I am a follower

my life as a wife said...

I am a fan on Facebook!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, Stacey! What an absolutely sweet Giveaway. :) I love Spring fashion, which might sound silly...but wearing some fresh, bright colors and accessories always makes me feel cheerful. :) I also love seeing my daffodils pop up!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I am also a Follower. :)

Robinsonfam said...

I just love the new colors and life, the birds singing and the flowers blooming!!! I just love spring.

The Whispering Creek House said...

The thing I like about spring is the way creation comes alive and it feels new and different every year..it gives the gift of well being and hopefulness...thank you

Tracy said...

Such a great giveaway!
Spring is my favorite season of all, there are many things I love about it, beautiful blooms, trees getting their beautiful green leaves back, the arrival of hummingbirds, extra daylight, shorts and flip flops, ohhhh I could go on and on.

Tracy

Tracy said...

I also follow you on facebook.
Have a great Sunday!

Tracy :)

The Whispering Creek House said...

I am a follower too..thank you for such a beautiful way to celebrate spring..I feel your joy in your gift...thanks again for the chance to win.

Wanda said...

I love Spring because it means it's the time of the year to plant flowers! Ah! I love to plant flowers. I can't wait.

Mary Joy said...

Wow! I love spring too!!! I love the fresh start it seems to encourage! I love freshening up my home for spring...changing the bedding to more light spring colors and putting away the wintery ones. Bringing out the lighter greens and blues and whites. I am so excited this spring because I am going to be getting married!!!! So I guess I am extra excited!!! And I launched a new blog so that is a good reason too! I am just so filled with joy this Spring...can't wait for it to get here!!

Laura said...

I'm ready for spring, too! I love the sunshine on my face and all the colors from flowers in bloom.

My Loss/Their Gain said...

Oh I adore this giveaway! I lost a baby in January, and had been calling the baby Bluebird for the bluebird of happiness...I am way into nests and birds now!
I love spring for so many reasons...it is my middle name, the return of the groundhog that lives under the pine tree in my backyard, the return of the color green, the little buds on the trees, the sound of rain falling, the promise of a new beginning!

My Loss/Their Gain said...

And I just became a follower too. :)

Pattie - Chicagoland, IL said...

I love driving in the van with the windows open, my coat off, and the radio playing loud!

Bekah said...

What I am loving about spring being on its way is that I am able to let my high energy two year old little boy run and play outside to his hearts content!

amy said...

favorite thing about spring: seeing green everywhere! i love the sense of things growing, the awakening after a long sleepy winter.

amy said...

i already follow you with google reader!

Terri said...

I love all things spring, but especially bird song.
This is a fab giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Shady Lady! said...

Im a follower!

Shady Lady! said...

I love going outside and seeing buds on everything that has been dead for so long!

Michelle said...

The weather!

The Rodgers said...

What a great giveaway! I love the warmer weather and sunshine!

The Rodgers said...

I am a follower!

Amy said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE when my Lilac Bush blooms! Even if it is for just a little while...

Amy said...

I am a new follower as of today!

tigerchick said...

I subscribe via Bloglines.
Melanie

tigerchick said...

My favorite things about spring's arrival are the warm weather, more plentiful sunshine, and seeing the perennials come up in my yard.
Melanie

Jenny Beth said...

well lets see
1. warm breezes
2. sundresses
3. flip flops
4. color, lots and lots of color that we find all over nature
5. EASTER!!

these are a few of my favorite spring things. Wonderful giveaway!! did i mention i love birdie's??

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I love Spring...the newness, singing birds, beautiful flowers blooming, just the feeling that the world is fresh and alive!! So ready for it to be here!

A beautiful giveaway Stacey!!

I hope I win!

Hugs,
Victoria

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I am a follower here and facebook!! :)

Emily said...

I love the warm weather, can't wait for that since it snowed yesterday. Your kitchen is looking beautiful.

Christy said...

I love the new life. Flowers blooming, buds on the trees, etc.

What a sweet giveaway. Love that basket!!

Christy said...

I just became a follower :)

Christy said...

Just because a fan on facebook :)

Maria said...

I love the warmer weather!

Maria said...

I also am a follower of your blog-LOVE IT!

aggiemomof2 said...

I follow!
sylviarj at yahoo dot com

aggiemomof2 said...

I love the flowers! Although not mine--I have trouble keeping mine alive!
sylviarj at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

I love that things are sprouting and looking a little green:)

a pink-bee said...

Daffodils :)
Have a happy spring :)
crystal

Karen said...

Oh and I am a follower on both the blog AND facebook:)

parismarket said...

I love you blog very beautiful and inspirational.
Molly
http://parismarket.typepad.com/

Caroline said...

I am now a faithful follower!

Caroline said...

I love the smell of Spring especially after it rains. I love listening to the birds and waiting for flowers to bloom. What a great giveaway. I can't believe I wasn't a follower. I have visited you many times before.

Diana said...

Following!

Diana said...

I love sitting out in the warm sun!!

Lady Dorothy said...

Just one thing? DAFFODILS!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love hearing the birds sing again and opening the windows.

This is so sweet of you!
Thanks!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I am a follower.

Jill said...

I love not having a huge coat on anymore, or boots and gloves and hats cluttering my mud room. My favorite thing however is when the grass starts to look like grass again and the buds begin on the trees. What a promise of Spring!

maid marian said...

I love spring the best because the world is awash in color. It's my favorite time of year because I am so inspired by the beautiful array of flowers.

Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

maid marian said...

BTW, I'm a follower of your blog.

Megan said...

I love the sound of birds chirping!! I also love the site of bright green flowers coming through all the yucky brown dirt, leaves and other dead stuff. I can't wait until they actually have flowers and bright colors on their pretty green stems!

jen christians said...

I Love getting my organic garden ready for planting. In fact today I cleared it, and readied a bed to plant potatoes on St. Patrick's day!
I canme over from Joy's Hope. She is giving away some of my items from Leah LaRae Baby!
Thanks for linking to her!

Brittany said...

I love the warmer weather, because that means flip flops!! Love to get those flowers planted, too :) Beautiful Springy give-a-way!

I'm also a follower :)

Brittany said...
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Nicole said...

The beautiful flowers that come out of hiding.

Kristen said...

I love to watch my kids jump on the trampoline in the Spring. It's just the right temperature out.

Kristen Smith
searchforgod@yahoo.com

Trish said...

Stacey, I am a new follower and love your blog!
Spring has always been my favorite Season. After a long, cold and snowy Winter, where everything is bare and we are more home bound. Spring is God's promise of renewal and life...rains cleansing the Earth, colors bursting forth. The promise of Salvation...Easter. It is glorious and my soul rejoices!

Cheryl said...

What a sweet giveaway.
What I love about spring is how all the green and lushness and beautiful flowers pop up. I also love the warmer, longer days

Cheryl said...

Hi Stacey,
I follow your blog too. Not on facebook, but I am a follower. Does that count?

Cubarado said...

I look forward to getting my hands in the dirt again every spring! Spring means new life and gardening for me and my family!

Shanade said...

I love seeing all the flowers come back to life. It's such a nice way to welcome the warmer weather back. I also love that I can start planning my garden.

Shanade said...

I am a follower. Thanks for such a great giveaway. I love the bird.

Shanade said...

I am a fan on facebook.

The Gypsy Magpie said...

I love how everywhere you look, new life is just bursting out- the trees, the flowers, the grasses. It's beautiful and fresh!

Leanne Helums said...

I love spring too especially when my buttercups bloom. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Leanne Helums said...

I am a follower now, too.

Beth said...

Cute spring stuff!! Lovely.
reading44654@yahoo.com

Beth said...

I follow in GR.
reading44654@yahoo.com

Carla said...

After a long winter, I love to open up the windows and air the house out!

I can't wait to see your finished kitchen! Will you please share the colors you pick out at SW? I'd love to get some inspiration!

Jen said...

Spring - it's the one time of year my lawn and flowers look great without any of my help!

Jen said...

I am also a FB fan!

Corrie Mackanos said...

I love springtime when the beautiful flowers start to bloom!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! Love your blog!

Tammy said...

Spring feels like a new beginning to me! It makes you feel lighter literally because you don't have to wear the heavy winter coats anymore AND it helps you feel lighter in spirit because of all the blooms! You just can't help but smile!!
Thank you for such a fun, informative blog!!

Laura said...

I love the warmer weather that comes with spring! :)

Samye said...

I love the blooming flowers and the way it makes my kids that much happier to be outside!! (Makes me happier too!!)

Whitney said...

I love being able to take my son outdoors again.. finally!

luverlie said...

Loving the longer days of spring. Yard sale season beginning. oh yeah!
luverlie@gmail.com

Christina said...

I love that Spring is a sign of rebirth! The trees, the flowers the animals! I especially love to see the crocus peeking out from under the snow.. Yes we still have snow on the ground here! Can't wait for it to go away.
Thanks for the great giveaway. I hope I win!

JStacie said...

I love the smell of spring in my house when I can open the windows on a FINALLY warm day.

Stacey said...

Hi sweet Stacey! Hope you are well:) I too am looking forward to Spring coming- This winter has been far too harsh for my tastes... Ahh, the sweet sound of yard sales and outdoor antique markets! Hope warmer days are headed your way...

~Jenna's Baggs said...

the SUNSHINE!!

Melanie said...

I love the birds singing in springtime! Thanks for the sweet giveaway! I HEART spring!

Melanie said...

I love seeing the trees start to blossom literally overnight!
I am a follower of your blog!

Melanie said...

I love the generally happy feeling that accompanies spring...the world waking up from winter sleep & everything is new again!

I am a fan on Facebook, too!

Mom's Messy Manor said...

I love Spring because the birds are singing to me again in the early morning... my son riding his tractor around the yard because the snow melted.... the sun smiling warmly through my recently washed windows. those are a few reasons i love spring. great giveaway. and great blog. :)

Robin said...

What do I love about SpRiNg?
I love hearing the birds chirping in the early morning and the frogs croaking in the evening. In SpRiNg everything is new. SpRiNg is full of new life and new beginnings. What an amazing world our Lord has created for us. And it seems he recreates it each SpRiNg with new beginnings blooming all around us. We are so Blessed.
Robin

Sharon said...

I just love that feeling of rebirth. Everything is coming back to life after such a long dark Winter.

Sharon said...

I am now a follower.

this abundant life said...

Oh! What a great give away. My favorite thing about spring is the shining sun and longer days. They bring with them the feeling of hope that my heart longs for. Winter is super long up here in Alaska and once the beautiful sun starts shining again in March, I want to burst out in song like Maria in the opening scene of Sound of Music. God is good and His warm sun reminds my heart of his loving kindness.


purewholeliving@gmail.com

Blessings,
Marianne

this abundant life said...

Just became of fan and follower on Facebook.

Love to you!

Marianne
purewholeliving@gmail.com

Deb said...

I love being able to spend more time outside - especially with the grandchildren! Love your blog!

duchess said...

I'm late but please toss my name in the hat - cute stuff.
Thanks.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I love everything about spring! New puppies..fresh grass...spring gardens...eggs...Oh I could go on and on...((hugs)) Susie

Renae said...

What I love about spring is that my boys get to be outside every.single.day! After such a wretched winter, we're looking forward to having the doors and windows open and their screaming being perfectly acceptable outdoors. Finally!! :)

Treybee's Mom said...

What do I love about Spring? I love the antipation of longer days to enjoy and seeing my neighbors after it seems like months of being in the house.

I also love seeing a mother duck and ducklings (not sure if I referring to this right here!) cross a busy street and stop traffic to a standstill so they can get across the road safely...it truly makes you think about what's important in life!

Jennifer @ Our Cottage (in the Desert) said...

I love how I can feel the signs of Spring approaching. The birds start chirping, trees start blooming, tulips start popping out of the ground and slowly but surely the weather begins to get a little warmer and the sun begins to shine a little brighter. The cool crisp morning make early morning walks or working in the yard so peaceful and relaxing. Last year we built a pond in our front yard next to the front door entry. We basically just had the hardscape of the pond with stone and boulders, until just a week ago when we added some grasses and flowering perennials that have made a dramatic impact to this area. It is amazing what a little greeny can add to a space. I love sitting out on our front porch listening to the water trickle off of the stones and into the pond. We have been getting a lot of visits from quail, which has been fun to see. Along with this, Spring brings more outdoor activities, which both my Hubby and I love. We bike ride, hike, and take walks a few times a week. Winter time always feels so strange without these activities.

I loveeeee your giveaway and hope to win it! I could use a cute little basket and all the goodies inside it around my cottage.

Jennifer @ Our Cottage (in the Desert) said...

Oh, and I am also a follower of your blog and advertise it on my blog =)

chunnym said...

I LOVE being able to throw open the windows in the Spring! Thanks for a chance to win!

followingsplendor said...

Everything comes back to life...including me!