Blogging for Bliss Give Away

Well here we are! it has finally arrived!….actually its been a bit like buses! yesterday the copy from LARK publishers and Amazon arrived all at the same time! which is good news for you lot πŸ™‚ coz I have a spare copy!


As you have probably guessed I have been featured in this book (page 43 and 134) and Oh what fun it was participating…there is such alot of information here, especially if you are looking for new ideas and help with increasing traffic and creating a new look for your blog.


Tara Frey is the creator of this divine piece of kit, it is illustrated with beautiful photographs and the prelude is all about the reason why she blogs for bliss….it features 50 of her favourite blogs and plenty of titbits and info….


So come on girls…would you like to be in with a chance to win this ‘Must have’ book…Come on then!…all you need to do is leave a comment on why you ‘Blog for Bliss’ and thats it!

My page mate (page 42) happens to be the wonderful HAPPY ZOMBIE…her name is Monica and she sooo cracks me up…you must pay her a visit….thats the thing about blogging isnt it! All the wonderful peeps you find and mate up with πŸ™‚

so good luck gals…..I’ll draw this on Monday 16th November, speak to you all soon.…And have a Happy Week…COMPETITION CLOSED

Love Happy x

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    Tania @ Larger Family Life
    December 16, 2009 / 1:14 pm

    I blog because it's somewhere to keep my brain. And talk nonsense. Or both.

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    pippirose
    November 17, 2009 / 5:17 am

    I blog because it gives me a voice.Congrats on the magazine!:o)pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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    Sonya --Dime Store Thrift
    November 17, 2009 / 2:52 am

    I blog because I can connect with so many others who love the same type of things that I love! Sonya

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    Janet
    November 16, 2009 / 5:16 pm

    Hi there! I blog for bliss because I love to tell people about the things I make!I love the style of your blog, I had been reading for a while and love the cath kidston, cottagey, very english look to it!Thanks!:0)

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    heidi @ wonder woman wannabe
    November 16, 2009 / 3:04 pm

    Hello! This is actually my first visit DUE to the book! πŸ˜‰ I picked it up over the weekend at our local book store and read your feature page among several others. I blog for bliss because it's like an on-going show and tell/party. I love the unique community blogging provides and the 'instant' rewards! Your blog is so cheery and fun. I love color too!Have a great day!

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    Hen
    November 16, 2009 / 11:23 am

    Hi Happy,Hope I'm still in time to enter? Loving your new blog banner, it's fab.I blog for several reasons, all to be blissful! I like to get in touch with new people and meet like-minded folks; since giving up work and staying at home, it's nice to be able to have a cyber-natter. Secondly, I suppose I like to share my finds and makes and enthuse about them with people who might appreciate them – and of course, I like to do the same with other people's blogs which are always so inspiring.Hen xxx

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    Emma
    November 16, 2009 / 5:00 am

    I love your blog, and have finally decided to comment! (Also, I love your new Christmas-y banner! It is so cute!)I blog to keep in touch with my family. I'm away at college, so it's nice that they can still feel connected to me and what I'm doing. πŸ™‚

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    Dee
    November 15, 2009 / 2:39 pm

    HI, I did not know about this book. Even if i don't win it i will try to purchase it. πŸ™‚ Wow ..your blog is awesome and now in a book..and in THIS book. I blog for the connectivity to other people and i have made many new friends. Blogging has been helping me through difficult times and it is just plain fun! I also find cool blogs like yours and a chance to win a cool book. πŸ™‚

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    barncat
    November 15, 2009 / 1:50 pm

    Oh my goodness I just found your blog, and just in time for a give-away, but that wouldn't matter, I'd love it anyway! Can't wait to go back and look at everything!Why do I blog? I love to share some of my favorite things, and be led to other inspiring bloggers. πŸ™‚

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    Quilted Cupcake
    November 15, 2009 / 1:47 pm

    I blog because I love being part of this international community of crafters. Even if my neighbors or friends don't share my crafting passions, my online friends do! I love the inspiration that's just a mouse click away, and I blog because I want to support the community, too.Love your style, Rosie!Thanks for the giveaway!JeanQuilted Cupcakehttp://quiltedcupcake.blogspot.com

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    Sandy
    November 15, 2009 / 6:16 am

    I agree with a lot of what all of these comments say…I started blogging a little over two months ago after getting "Blogging for Bliss" and this is one of the happiest times I have had in my life! I love the women I have connected with! So inspirational in so many ways! You included!!!!! Wonderful Holiday Banner by the way!

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    Anonymous
    November 15, 2009 / 6:01 am

    Me loves HAPPY loves Rosie!I won't comment for competition! (frankly, shipping costs to send it BACK to the states is probably 10x the books value! I hope you got free shipping from Amazon!)I just wanted to say, I have recently had the pleasure of meeting the Happy Zombie (a friend of a friend) – your Blog Bliss buddy, who introduced me to YOUR blog, which I check every other day. Even if I've read it already, I just like the eye candy. So, you can say I, too, Blog for Bliss…and you are one of my top Blissful Bloggers!Thank you for blogging!

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    Anonymous
    November 14, 2009 / 11:37 pm

    Blogging is an escape from stress, into a creative, wonderful world of color all things loved by me. Being able to read others' blogs is like having a million (free) magazines at my fingertips day or night!

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    Libbie
    November 14, 2009 / 10:30 pm

    Wow-how fun to be in such a cool book! SO happy for you!

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    Emily
    November 14, 2009 / 10:25 pm

    Hi Happy! I already have the book so don't include me in the contest.Just wanted to thank you again for listing Sugar and Meringue as a favorite blog and say congratulations! I've been having so much fun visiting all the blogs in this book, but yours is still my favorite!

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    Auntie Cake
    November 14, 2009 / 9:31 pm

    Hi,I just started blogging because I realized my kids were growing up way too fast and I didn't document their years with as many pictures as I had wanted to. I needed to correct that! I have way more pictures of the kiddos now. I love reading other blogs to get wonderful, creative ideas from other fantastic women. Thanks for sharing!Kate

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    Sue
    November 14, 2009 / 2:52 pm

    Hi, I love blogging as it is such good fun. Also love sharing and picking up great inspiration ideas in or around the home. Happy blogging – Sue xxx

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    Itch2stitch.com
    November 14, 2009 / 11:30 am

    I blog to make a diary of my life and creativity! My bliss though comes from meeting such wonderful and talented people, reading their blogs gives me a new dimension and a peek into others creativity. I read every comment that I recieve on my blog, and I am always made warm inside from they kindness, humour and spirit. Blogging makes friends! I am having a giveaway over on my blog, I would love to to come and take a look! suzie. xxx

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    ebru
    November 13, 2009 / 7:55 pm

    If there was no blogging, how could I ever share the lives and hobbies and lovely homes from all of these lovely women all over the world. It is so great to see that there are a lot in common with so many women in the world. Thank you thank you so much for blogging!!!

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    Postcards from Wildwood
    November 13, 2009 / 7:42 pm

    What a coincidence! I got my copy from Amazon on the same day as you (No idea why it took several months to get to the UK!) and I'm right here on your blog because I saw you in there, on page 43! So obviously, I don't want to be entered for the draw, because then I'D have to have a Blogging for Bliss giveaway too, and who knows where it would end up! So I'm going to move on down the page and have a look round. I'm just a bit further west than you, BTW – Isle of Wight.Janice.

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    Jenn from The Home Decorating Company
    November 13, 2009 / 5:36 pm

    Congrats on the feature in the book!

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    LoloDesigns
    November 13, 2009 / 5:30 pm

    Oh yes I would love a copy of the book! You must be so chuffed to see yourself in print.I started blogging after being inspired by creative blogs I stumbled across and have never looked back. I just love the fact that I now have a record of things I've done in the past and can easily look back at them. Blogging is very addictive and I probably spend waaay too much time visiting all the wonder blogs out there now. xx

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    Grace....
    November 13, 2009 / 3:27 pm

    I blog for the recipes…..love to cook!.

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    SweetPeaknits
    November 13, 2009 / 1:25 pm

    Congrats on being included in the book, yay!!Blogging is blissful to me for many reasons. Its my fantasy world, my passions in a bubble. I love to communicate with likeminded people. It lets me share the writer, crafter, photographer in me with my blog friends. Blogging is a fabulous way to share inspiration, laugh amongst blogfriends and see the beauty of photos and picutres.

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    vivian
    November 13, 2009 / 1:24 pm

    have been wanting to get this book since it came out! would love a chance to win a copy! So please throw my name in the pot too!have a HAPPY Day!hugsvivian

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    Florence and Mary
    November 13, 2009 / 11:02 am

    Please include me in the drawing, I pre-ordered the book AGES ago and Amazon kept pushing the date back so in the end I cancelled my order and thought i'd re-order when it was finally released….Victoria xx

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    SueLovesCherries
    November 13, 2009 / 4:33 am

    This truly is such an awesome book – I bought a copy about a month ago (so don't put my name in the drawing). I'm having fun telling everyone that "my friend" is featured in this book!

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    gm glimmerglass
    November 13, 2009 / 3:47 am

    Telling tales and typing totally tasteful tips, to tinker and trade, to travel and talk, to target treasures…technical togetherness! Truly a treat!

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    Donna @ Party Wishes
    November 13, 2009 / 3:32 am

    I love your blog and Tara's! I'm such a Cath Kidston gal! What a great giveaway!

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    sandy
    November 13, 2009 / 12:43 am

    I've just started blogging and I love it because I'm able to connect with so many lovely, like-minded, creative people and I can do it in the comfort of my own home and in my PJ's if I feel like it.YOUR blog makes me smile. Sandy

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    Shabby Chick
    November 12, 2009 / 11:15 pm

    That book looks wonderful, congratulations on being featured!I started blogging for myeslf, to chart the progress of my house towards a more vintage style. But as time has gone on I've grown to appreciate the support and warmth of my fellow bloggers. Also I love to inspire and feel inspired by others. Mel xxx

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    Sew Create It - Jane
    November 12, 2009 / 10:35 pm

    I've been blogging for 3 years now and I couldn't imagine not having my "friends" part of my life. The blogging community has given me friendship, support and affirmation and they have seen me through good times and bad…you couldn't ask for a nicer bunch!

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    Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster
    November 12, 2009 / 10:31 pm

    I have this book so you don't need to pick me, but congrats for being featured in it. I read it cover to cover and checked out every blog in it. That's how I found you!Nancy

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    hapi-ness
    November 12, 2009 / 9:51 pm

    Yay for being in the book!!:D super jealouse πŸ˜‰ tehehe! I would love a chance to whisk away your extra copy into my little cubby of a work space πŸ˜‰ so here goes! The only main reason I started up a blog is because I just never shut up! I love sharing things I find with people, but my memory is so terrible that I needed somewhere to post links and pictures to get me started, and also to show photo's of my own creations! Blogging made life so much easier to let my family and friends keep up to date with whatever mad new stuff I've been upto. Since the early days I have began to get more of an idea into making my blog look pretty and interesting, and eventually hope to one day achieve something as glorious as this little beauty! But until then I'm just happy to share all of the beautiful and random things that I still manage to find every day πŸ˜‰ (or week… :p)Ness xxx

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    joolee
    November 12, 2009 / 9:50 pm

    I blog for bliss mostly because…….among the sweeping of the floor, the washing of the clothes, the bathing of the kiddos, the cooking of the meals, the shoveling of the driveway, and the washing of the windows, blogging is the ONLY thing that STAYS DONE. Once you hit "publish," it is there…….no matter how many muddy feet come tracking through the door. And that is bliss.

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    Little Snoring
    November 12, 2009 / 8:55 pm

    Blogs are so inspiring, I just love dropping into other peoples lives and loves. I blog so I can add a little of me and my family to the world, make new friends and share the creativity I find.bestEdwina

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    Trish
    November 12, 2009 / 8:51 pm

    I love sharing my art on my blog, meeting new people-It's the first thing I've actually followed through and not quit in a long time;)plus I'd LOVE to win!trishnatey@gmail.com

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    ROLLERWRITER
    November 12, 2009 / 8:39 pm

    My blis comes from feeling like my life in a wheelchair has meaning and hope. Knowing I can create something of interest gets me through the dark times.

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    Michela
    November 12, 2009 / 8:19 pm

    Hello Happy! just to congrats on the book!

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    Jennie
    November 12, 2009 / 7:53 pm

    When I first started blogging it was to kick myself into making things, often I drooled over other peoples blogs and what they had made, thinking 'I wish that was me' and then I thought why shouldn't it be me and so my blog was born and I made things hurrah! At first I blogged all the time and then unfortuately outside things took over a bit and I have just had a four month absence from blogging. What is lovely to find is that my blogging friends are still there to say 'welcome back'. Congrats on being in the book. Can't wait to browse through a copy and see you. x

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    Anonymous
    November 12, 2009 / 6:33 pm

    Well done ! Well the reason I started blogging was as a record of my WIP that I was aiming to finish …it sort of escalated from there really !!

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    Anonymous
    November 12, 2009 / 3:20 pm

    IΒ΄m not amazed YOU are in the book. YouΒ΄re blog expresses such a hapiness! And thatΒ΄sw hy iΒ΄d like to win the book cause i blog to try to inspire others with my crafts, ideas, things i bump into in life. There might be better ways to blog so let me find out….

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    gill
    November 12, 2009 / 2:37 pm

    congrats on the booki don't blog but there so many wonderful ones i enjoy following!

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    Mummy Boo Bear
    November 12, 2009 / 2:04 pm

    I blog for bliss, for colour and inspiration, The whole sharing that goes on and finding people that you just "get" and hopefully "get" you too. Which you dont always come across in the real world. Its a happy place everyone should join.Lovely giveaway there, and that books looks very interesting too. I would love to join your giveaway.MBBx

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    Shelley
    November 12, 2009 / 12:49 pm

    Blogging has been a wonderful adventure into meeting so many lovely people from all other the world,reading of their lives and cultures and peeping in beyond their doors at all the fun and beautiful ways of decorating,found treasures,sharing so much artsy,crafty creative things etc…and souls connecting through prayer and mind set…it truly makes for a blissful life,indeed….it has taking me places I could have never imagined going…and I have reaped blessing upon blessings through interacting with the blogging world. Your's for one is truly a "HAPPY" place indeed….thanks for sharing your life and home with all of us and offering this wonderful book…..blessings

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    BLONDEDESIGN
    November 12, 2009 / 12:48 pm

    I'm not very good with words, and saying what I think, but I am getting there! it also helps sitting with a coffee reading everybody elses blogs, knowing that we are not all mad! I qwould love that book, get be ideas!

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    JennyWren's
    November 12, 2009 / 11:32 am

    I blog for me. It is my little place to get my thoughts out and write about what I am up to at the moment. It is such a wonderfully creative outlet and it makes me HAPPY!

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    Floss
    November 12, 2009 / 11:17 am

    I blog partly for my mum, who is very ill far away from me. We visit whenever we can, but when emails and phonecalls became difficult due to her illness, I looked for another way to share the fun of everyday life with my mum. It really is blissful to know that we are still in daily contact, and that she can 'see what I see' across the miles.I also blog for my newfound friends in the blogging world – I take enormous strength and pleasure from their blogs, comments and further contact, and I know my mum is also delighted to share some of these friends with me.

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    sarah-jane down the lane
    November 12, 2009 / 9:58 am

    Hello Happy, cool giveaway!I blog because I was so inspired by reading blogs, I was a lurker and then I took the plunge! and suddenly found myself with a whole new world of contacts and wonderful inspirational people from all over the world to talk to who I might never have met otherwise!I love the outlet it gives for creativity, it is such an individual, unique way of expression, it's simply marvelous!Sarah x

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    Rose
    November 12, 2009 / 9:21 am

    Wow this book looks excellent! I blog to share my hobbies and interests and connect with lovely people from all around the world.Rose

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    Evy
    November 12, 2009 / 8:48 am

    I love to meet creative and crafty people all over the world by reading and writing blogs. It gives me inspiration and I hope to give some inspiration back. It's a way of sharing and that's what the world should do: SHARE!Evy

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    KC'sCourt!
    November 12, 2009 / 7:47 am

    I blog to meet new, fascinating, interesting, lovely, helpful, people.

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    Devon Dumpling
    November 12, 2009 / 7:37 am

    Hi Happy, please include me in your giveaway! I would love to win; I need help!!!!!!! Hannah x

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    gingerwine
    November 12, 2009 / 7:19 am

    I have been reading blogs for almost 4 years and now I have my own blog….I have been writing for nearly a year and a half. I love it – I love that people read my woffle and leave sweet encouragement. I'm an illustrator too – so its a brilliant way to post my work and crafty projects too…Everyone should blog!Love Sam xx

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    cowgirl in wellies
    November 12, 2009 / 7:19 am

    Initially I blogged to keep in touch with loved ones back home in the States and Hong Kong about our american/british family here in the UK, but they don't check so much. Now it's my little hobby and I love sharing with and learning from such a supportive group of women.

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    Heleen
    November 12, 2009 / 7:16 am

    Whauw, great book! Wish we could buy it in the Dutch.First I didn't want to start a blog…. a virtule world didn't seem real… How silly of me think! Now I'm addicted to blogging, it is the most INSPIRING and creative (productive)time of my life!I'm so HAPPY I started blogging!

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    Josie-Mary
    November 12, 2009 / 6:55 am

    I would love this book. I blog so my OH doesn't have to pretend he loves my crochet blanket! I love seeing what everyone's has made, it keeps me busy & finally made me sell my goodies! πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    November 12, 2009 / 6:48 am

    Tried to comment earlier but it went wrong – I'd love to get a copy of the book 'cause there are so many things I'd love to blog about but just don't seem to have the confidence in my ability to do the subject justice. I try but it is all mainly hohum stuff.I do love your photos they are wonderful!D.

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    Chocolate Cat
    November 12, 2009 / 4:51 am

    It's simple 'blogging makes me happy' ! I would love to get my hands on this book.

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    Elyse
    November 12, 2009 / 4:19 am

    hi! just popped over to your fun little blog. congrats on being included in the book. so fun!xo

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    Linda Lilly Cottage
    November 12, 2009 / 4:11 am

    I blog to relax, to unwind and to spend time amongst the most talented and generous people I have never met.They share the same 'bizarre' additions and attractions that I do and they ( the blogging community) make me feel that all is right in my little world and goodness I am wuite normal! Go figure!Fantastic giveaway happy, fingers crossed, Kiss Noises Linda

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    Debbie
    November 12, 2009 / 3:45 am

    Congrats on the book! I blog to connect with kindred spirits who love the things I love and who "get it".

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    A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie
    November 12, 2009 / 3:40 am

    Congrats on being featured in the book. Love your blog!Blogging for me is Bliss because it makes me happy to share photos and posts that inspire my readers. It makes me feel good to know that there are others out there that enjoy and share my same interests {which is everything vintage}. And, because of those common interests, you meet new people and develop friendships. And, I in turn, enjoy visiting other blogs to be inspired by what they enjoy and to learn a little about someone else.Thank you for this chance to win a copy of the book.http:/girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

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    Donnelly
    November 12, 2009 / 3:26 am

    I blog as a way to chronicle my thoughts, my ideas, my dreams and the things I love. I blog to leave a message for my family-that I love them all so much!My blogging doesn't just include my blog. I consider "blogging" enjoying what others have to share with us; a color, a new knitting stitch, a book recommendation, a new quilt pattern, photographs of beautiful things, home decorating tips and ideas, humor and so much more!Thanks for the giveaway! Thanks for sharing with us!Have a great day!

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    vintagesue
    November 12, 2009 / 3:20 am

    i blog to share my bliss. it is not so much that blogging is bliss….it is actually work sort of…..but i blog because i find bliss knowing that other folks get it and i have a place to let "it" all out. i started blogging for my husband while he was deployed, but then i realized how much i have in common with so many other women out there doing the same things i am doing….decorating with the same things i'm decorating with…buying the same vintage goodies i love to buy….and collecting the same things i love to collect….and following the same bliss i'm following everyday.you blog included…100%!!!!!thanks for a giveaway chance!!!take carevintagesue

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    Rosie
    November 12, 2009 / 2:11 am

    Why do I blog? 'Cos I can!

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    ~Lavender Dreamer~
    November 11, 2009 / 11:07 pm

    I blog to relax and share photos of my favorite things and to be inspired by others. I love decorating blogs and vintage items so I can always see something neat and fun on my favorite blogs! Thanks for the chance to win this book! I would be thrilled!

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    Love the Decor!
    November 11, 2009 / 11:05 pm

    I started out blogging to promote my on line decor store. I ended up loving it and this whole blogging world. I like sharing decorating and design tips and just any thing on my heart a particular day.I love the encouragement and support that comes in this blog world!!

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    Anonymous
    November 11, 2009 / 10:19 pm

    There's two reasons why blogging is blissful for me. It satisfies my need to make a connection with like-minded people who have the same interests as me. They're as scarce as hen's teeth in my real life but wonderfully abundant in blogland. They're extended friends and family for me. The other reason is that I love being allowed a privileged peak into someone's life. I love that they trust me to be kind, responsive and supportive.I'm not surprised they chose to feature your great blog in a book. About time!

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    prinsesselinn
    November 11, 2009 / 9:57 pm

    Congrats on the book.I blog for inspiration both me and for everyone else, i blog for keeping myself aware of what my life contains, and remembering the days as they go along.have a lovely weekend,.im going to canary lovly synny islands…cheers.

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    Thecraftytrundler
    November 11, 2009 / 9:21 pm

    This book arrived with me last week!! Great to see blogs i follow in it & very interesting reading!!Sharon xx

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    Jackie
    November 11, 2009 / 9:18 pm

    Blogging is . . .journaling, from the heart, getting the word out, caring, eye candy, crafty, beautiful, cute, pretty, sad, lonely, desperate, a connection across the miles, friendship and so much more.I love to go on the adventure of reading blogs. Everyone is on a different ride… some on a smooth boat ride, some on a roller coaster with highs and lows.I have kept so many blogs over the past 5 years. I will purge them and delete and then start all over again. It makes me so happy that most of my favorite blogs are all in this book! I don't have a copy myself so I am honored to be a part of the drawing. :-)XOXO

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