Tuesday, July 29, 2008

 The 100th Post - Motivation for Domestication

This is my 100th post! It really snuck up on me. :) I didn't realize I was quite up to 100 yet. So, I am going to interrupt my regularly scheduled posting for my own little twist of the 100th post celebration. :)
I've seen many different bloggers do many different things. All very cool! I've seen the '100 things about me' post when they have gotten to post #100. Fun to read other people's, but that would not be a captivating read on this blog. :) Some have thrown little parties, and some have done a give away. That last one is my favorite! :) So, of course that is what I will do!
Friends I made you something! I'm not kidding! I got out my husband's grandmothers old sewing machine and I made this bag:
Can I say - I think it turned out very cute? (I guess I just did...) Yes, little Miss Wendi has a domestic side. I'm no Martha mind you, and the project has to be very simple - like something my five year old could do simple (this project took all of one hour last night), and likely will have a mistake or 2 (dozen), but that domestic side is there!

So, I am giving away my handiwork to a randomly chosen commenter on this post. But wait, that's not all! You may or may not like the bag, but it is what is in the bag that no sane person could turn down. :)

Oh yes it is - chocolate!

If you want to participate in this Bag O Chocolate giveaway simply leave a comment on this post. I will leave it open until Thursday night at 7:00, at which time a random number will be chosen by someone other than me. The corresponding comment number will be the winner. I will contact you, get a mailing address, and send these goodies to you!

Have fun!

40 comments:

MoziEsmé said...

How cute is the bag! And the chocolate looks divine!

And I do have a US address.

365 Days in Pictures said...

Love the bag! And the yummy chocolates!

But even more than that, I love your blog! I stop by very often, and always leave with something; wisdom, encouragement, smiles and even sometimes tears!

You have a beautiful story and a beautiful family! Thank you for sharing that with us!

Candice

Rachel said...

Ooooh! Choclolate and a bag! Count me in!

Congrats on 100! I loved every one of them!

Sarah M. said...

Is it really 100 already? Fun way to celebrate! Are we only supposed to comment once?!!! Yes, I know... Love you! Praying for your company traveling to see you!

Anonymous said...

Wendi,
I can't believe I'm actually posting a comment for the very first time. I read your amazing, beautiful, wonderful blog EVERYDAY, so that I too may learn how to be a follower of Jesus.
Thank you for continuing to inspire me to walk with our Lord, as I search for my place with Him along this journey.
Congratulations on the 100th post; I look forward to the next 100!!!
You have a talent for writing for which I am learning so much from you. Thank you for inspiring me EVERYDAY.
The handbag looks amazing (as do the chocolates!!!) Once again, Congratulations!!!
Angie (TX.)
angelicabernal300@hotmail.com

Jenna said...

That bag is ADORABLE! :)

DeAnn said...

I ran across your blog through a friend of mine. Ever since I happened to come upon it I check it daily. You definitely have a way with words. You have boys...I have boys as well, only 2. Still, I can relate. I wanted to let you know that your blog is a daily read for me and that I completely enjoy it. We have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. It seems that you've had a lot going on these past couple months...you can always use an extra prayer or two, even if it is from a stranger.

Congrats on making it to your 100th post!

Joy Abbott said...

Wow! 100 posts! Seems to have gone so quickly, Congrats!
Wendi you are so special to me, you are not only an encouragement to me through your blog, but also in person. I am so glad that God has brought you into my life.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Yay! 100 posts! And what a wonderful 100 it has been. You know that you are one of my absolute favorites...I get so excited when I look in my feedreader and see that you have updated. :)

The bag is darling! I wish I couold whip up something like that in an hour. And chocolate...oh my. I would put my diet aside for that in a heartbeat. :)

Can't wait for the next 100...and then more after that...

Love,
Jackie

Amanda said...

ummm...of course i want to enter! that bag is absolutely fabulous--even more fab than the chocolate! i missed checking in on your little blog and life while i was away this past weekend...so now i have to go back and catch up! hope you and your sweet little fam are doing well!

Tonya said...

Ok I have to say that is one very sweet looking bag!!! It would go so nicely with everything I own :) And the chocolates. YUM. Please pick me. And Happy 100th post! Can't wait to read more...

Scarlet O'Kara said...

What a beautiful bag! You may just have to write a post on how you made it for those of us who are not the lucky winner!

Anthony's Mommy said...

OMG you are so talented! I can't sew at all! In 8th grade my mom had to finish my sewing project for me! LOL

Kim

Amy Guerino said...

The bag is darling! Way to go! I wasn't aware of the 100th post fun. I like the 100 things about me idea. Maybe you should do 101 things about you on the next post.

cathy | Mommy Motivation said...

Wendi,
Like you weren't domestic! I SAW those cleaning pictures, lady! Your home looks so warm and inviting. I just want to drop by for coffee. No, I won't. hehe

It has been a pleasure reading you (usually all the posts for 2 or 3 days at a time). And thank you for your encouragement on my blog. It has been a blessing for me there too.
Congratulations!
(And I adore that bag! (But I'm in Canada, you didn't mention it, but I'm not sure you want to ship to Canada! That's okay - i just got myself a wonderful thrift store find recently). Okay, too wordy tonight. I'll go read some more. :)

Stacey said...

Well how cool is that?!! The bag is very cute, but you are right, who in their right mind would turn down Dove chocolate??!!

Anonymous said...

Wendi,

First I want to thank you for your encouraging words and thoughts. I have yet to create a blog, but I routinely read yours. You are an inspiration in my continued journey with our Lord. Once again, thank you for sharing your life, your stories and your faith.

Mareesa
huntmh@wku.edu

Becoming Me said...

I am sooo impressed!!

Elizabeth said...

that's super cute...what a great idea for your 100th. i totally missed my 100th so I'm working toward 150!

Cindy said...

You are so creative. What a great '100th post' idea.

Love the bag and hubby LOVES chocolate!

Happy Day!
Cindy

Kristy said...

Who knew that a cute bag and a little chocolate would inspire so many comments. I am not too proud to throw my name into the mix!!

How do you find the time to clean the house and chase 3 boys and be crafty?? I could sure use some tips.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Happy 100th you crafty little thing you! ;)

Angie said...

Okay, I wasn't going to enter but can't help myself! I love how the bag turned out - that extra ribbon is such a nice touch. And your blog looks great. I was looking at her choices but got overwhelmed. Congrats on the 100 blogs!

chelle said...

I love give-aways but I love giving-aways, even better. Hurray for you on 100 heartfelt,Jesus-focused, eloquently written posts.

Genny said...

I think it turned out cute, too! You are talented! Love it. Oh, and I love the chocolate too. Smiles.

jolie02 said...

I love the bag and it is filled with chocolate! What could be better? Congrats on your 100th post =)

Ticopi said...

Super cute bag! (and ultra sweet prize inside :-P)

Awesome giveaway, please count me in and checkout mine if you get the chance :-)

MamáChanga said...

Gosh, I missed doing a big hoopla for my 100th post---LOL!! I didn't even know there was such a thing. Oh well, couldn't resist the urge to wind chocolate, and tell you I love stopping by to read your blog.

Hugs & Blessings!

Queen to my 3 Boys said...

MMMmmmm...chocolate. That's the only thing worth hiding from my husband!

BTW, your new blog look is classy.

kt mac said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Wendi and for bringing out the 'Martha within' :) it looks just lovely

Tara said...

oh sooo cute!! and chocolate!!! yum

cloudspassby78@yahoo.com

mamachristina said...

I think I should win. But enough about me, Congratulations on your 100th post!YEAH! You do such a great all the time.

Toiling Ant said...

Looks beautiful, and I'm not crazy enough to turn down chocolate. :-P

Anne Elizabeth said...

That is so cute!!! I LOVE dove chocolate:) This is a great idea for a 100th post. I think I'll borrow it from you when I reach my 100th post:)

Setala Family said...

Good job on the bag! It's cute.. I like the new blog layout too.
Thanks for continuing to be honest in your posts :) I am thankful that you continue to point to Jesus.

Little Candle said...

The bag is lovely...and chocolate, who can resist? You domestic side is obviously alive and well. Congratulations on post 100! Thank you for all of the things you have shared throughout the posts.

Hugs,
Sarah :)

Smilingsal said...

Please throw my name into the mix!

Juli E. said...

I think the bag is darling! I would love to have it! And Chocolate would be a bonus!

You have a wonderful blog - I have really enjoyed your thoughts and stories.

robin_titan said...

i hope i count i don't know if it was eastern/central or w/e but i hope i win! that bag is just sooo cute i cannot believe someone can make something like that and in an hour!!! that's ..wow! wish i could

lc_intocable at yahoo.com

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