Friday, May 13, 2011

100th Post and a Giveaway!

After about a year and a half of blogging, I have reached 100 posts!  All of you - those who have been reading from the beginning and those who just started - are why I keep writing these posts. I wanted a way to thank you all and I thought a giveaway would be fun but I wasn't sure what to give.  Then I went to the grocery store and saw these:

Aren't all watermelons personal if you refuse to share?
And those of course made me think of that cute watermelon mug rug I crocheted.  The original pattern was for a trivet and hot pads which are so happy and summery (and boy is it already summer here in Texas).  I crocheted up a set and now I'm going to give them away to one lucky reader.

The trivet is nice and big - about 10" across.
For a chance to win the set, all you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog telling me how you follow my blog - is it in your RSS reader?  on your Google homepage?  do I e-mail each post to you?  do you click over when I mention it on Facebook?  On Monday (the 16th) at midnight CDT I'll randomly select a winner and ship you the potholders and trivet wherever you are in the world.

Thanks for reading!  If you want to be sure you are seeing all of my posts, I'd recommend you follow my blog using that "Follow" button on the right.  That way I know you are here!  Or if you would rather receive my blog via e-mail you can enter your e-mail address where it says "Follow by E-mail" just underneath.

But even if I don't know that you are here, I am so glad you are!


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  2. Okay, here I go again to try to post my comment... just for this I deserve the potholders and/or trivet already ;-p

    Up until today I had followed you every time you posted if on fb. Now that I'm 'publicly' following you, I'm not sure how I will get the updates. Still send them to me!!!

  3. Facebook for the win! But now it is bookmarked on my toolbar :)

  4. Are our names going to be randomly chosen from a hat? Like Sheryl said, I click over when something catches my eye in the Facebook news feed such as running and food topics. But after the Mole post, I bookmarked it in Firefox.

  5. I'll be using the always impartial, but less prosaic than a hat, to select a winner. Oh, and keep an eye out, there will be many more posts on Mexican cooking so if you have suggestions I'd love to hear them.

  6. Hi Ellen, I started following your blog because of your links on FB! I love seeing the orang (Clara loves hers). BIG HUGS from Ohio! Patti

  7. You email me every time! And then sometimes I see something new and exciting linked from FB as well. <3 S

  8. I'm a 50/50 split between Buzz in Gmail and Facebook. If I'm not officially following you, I'll fix that.
    P.S. This month's Saveur magazine features Mexican recipes.
    P.P.S. I love the new header pic with the monkey!

  9. I follow your links on Facebook. But now, I hope to use the link from my blog more often.

  10. Hi Ellie! You e-mail me every time and that's where I generally pick up your posts. But like Summer, I also see your FB posts. I especially enjoy your creative photo captions...the most memorable of which are "I'm a dork" and Hank's "You have yogurt? Gimme". Hugs and kisses!

  11. Personal watermelons?! Awesome!

    Two things I like:
    1) Your blog!
    2) Potentially free stuff!


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