Tuesday, October 20, 2009

a custom give-away!


Good morning! I had been planning a give-away for the end of the week, but I'm in such a happy space that today seemed just right. We had an early morning drive to school that put us all in bouncy and enthusiastic moods. The rising sun was GLORIOUS! My son spotted a silhouetted heron in the distance, and all of the trees seemed to be on fire in the dawn glow. The Beetles came on the radio, and we all knew the lyrics. We sang and danced in our seats all the way to town. It was better than my cup of Gimme!... which I hadn't even had, yet! These are those luscious life moments that you can't plan... and when they happen you have to let it in and fill yourself up to hold you over until the next one. As I drove home, the sweetness lingered, but the stillness invited my mind to wander. And it came to all of you! Yes, in my long-winded way, I'm bringing this back to my give-away. October has been filled with so many highs for my blog and my work, but the I continue to feel happiest about my connections with YOU, my friends and readers. Your comments on my posts and feedback in my shop seem to grow sweeter and more thoughtful each day. As the number of friends increases, my ability to reciprocate visits and comments has become impossible if I still want my family to be happy and cared for. So, how do I say THANK YOU!? A give-away always spells gratitude to me. So here we go! I'm giving one of you a large linen bucket and burlap bunting that you customize to your specifications. I'll tuck in a little sachet, too!

What can you put on your bunting? 8 letters or less... you choose. Check out the shop listing for ideas and details. Your bucket can be simple and unadorned or monogrammed. It can also have prints from my hand-carved stamp collection: from the birds and pussy willows to the scissors, etc.(my shop has examples of most of them right now). You choose each part, I'll just embellish it. Leave a comment between now and 5 pm Friday, October 23. I'll announce the winner on the following Saturday. You can leave your custom ideas in your comment or let me know if/when you win. It's easy... I just wish I could make one for each of you. I'm at least hoping a little of my happy morning spills over into yours today!

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321 comments:

  1. Hah! I was reading your blog, don't even know how I came by it, but I was reading the post about the apples and I thought "Hey! I've seen that cool bag on Etsy! I wonder if she bought it there." Well, then I read on and realized that bag was one of your creations! What a funny connection. I love that apple picking bag and have had a picture of it printed out for quite some time. Thanks for all your wonderful items and great blog.
    KEnzie
    lovintage.etsy.com

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  2. Please enter me in your giveaway! It is so wonderful and inspiring that you've had such success with your blog & shop. You deserve it!!!

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  3. I wish you could give one away to everyone as well.....I am DYING to have one of these!!!!!!!! I love love love them!!!! I will plan ahead and say I want mine simple, and with only a "5" on it. My favorite number, as I come from a family of 5 daughters. There, all planned out. :) LOL

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  4. This is so lovely of you Maya; I adore your buntings :)

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  5. Hey Maya - I've been wanting to say a big thank you to you, as its because of your post this year that I'm now a fish swimming in that fish bowl and I am having so much fun! Is it bad of me to want to win your giveaway too? But I do - so please choose me!!

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  6. I come from the blog Melissa loves. I moved to a new house recently and I was looking for inspiration. I saw your bunting and fell in love with it, it would be a great addition to my new house .And now I read you have a give away, wow! please sign me in. tomorrow's my birthday and I hope I'm a lucky girl!

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  7. ooh lovely!! thank you for offering such a fabulous give-away.

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  8. oh, what a sweet giveaway! i love those moments. :)

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  9. so thoughtful! I love your work and would be delighted to win!

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  10. What a fantastic giveaway! I've been trying to gather ideas for decorating the girl's room as it hasn't really been decorated at all. These would be great to help the decorating work. Beautiful work you do!

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  11. What a lovely sentiment - both literally (the bunting) and figuratively (your post). Please do enter me in the giveaway - I love your work!!

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  12. Such a generous giveaway, Maya! I'm a huge fan of your work and would love anything from your collection. Thanks for the great opportunity! :o)

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  13. What a lovely giveaway!!!

    -Amy
    Crafting by Candlelight

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  14. Congratulations on all of your recent success! Your blog and shop are a continual inspiration to me and I would love to own one of your buckets and buntings! Thank you for all you do.

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  15. What a wonderful morning you had and thank you for sharing your happiness. I love your items and would love to have one.

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  16. Hello Maya!

    Thanks to you for sharing your awesome style of life. I love your ideas because they're made with love. It will be wonderful to win a gift from you.

    I love to see your photos on Flickr! ;o)

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  17. Oh Maya these sweet days are so numbered! I am happy you are having such a glorious morning!
    Thank you for such a sweet and wonderfully creative giveaway!
    Thank you sweet Maya! I hope the rest of your day is equally wonderful.
    *((hugs to you all))*

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  18. ohh Maya, cause me great joy to read words so happy, so thanks for that! always pleasant to visit you and read you on days like today is a good way to start the morning! thanks for the giveaway, I'd love to have one with your stamps scissors or clothes pin or whatever you want!!

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  19. I love reading your blog! I enjoy seeing all the beautiful projects you do. And dreaming about a time when I'll have time for making projects :)

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  20. Hi Maya as an old new member of twitter it is inspiring people like you that have encouraged me to get out there and tout my wares. You always seem so full of life and joy, its a pleaseure to read your blog. I would love to own something of yours so please enter me in your giveaway.

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  21. thank you for the wonderful blog. it was and still is so foggy and cold in this morning, and my son didn't wanna wake up for school so it wasn't a very nice day starting to me but when i read your blog, it made me smile and gave energy to be a happy mom like you, so thank you.
    -sora-

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  22. This is such a great idea! I love all of your products/inventions. I would love to be entered in your very generous giveaway! Nice to hear that your morning started out on such a great note! Hope the rest of your week is just as grand!

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  23. What a delightful giveaway! The joy in your post was infectious and brought a smile to my lips!

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  24. Not only your work is so fantastic, but also your writing inspires me eac time! This particular posting spreads good moods all over! thank you so much!
    Besides, I'd love to win too ;-)

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  25. I love those simple uplifting moments where you want to hit pause on the world because everything is so lovely.

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  26. Your work is beautiful, simple, and inspiring. Thank you for this. It makes me happy. What a sweet giveaway.

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  27. What a wonderful giveaway! We just redecorated our living room, and a banner reading "family" would be a perfect addition. The burlap bucket would have to simply say "stuff". Thank you for spreading a little happiness with your beautiful photos and words!

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  28. I love the idea of having a Work in Progress bag! I always have a project going on and this would help the clutter factor!

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  29. Well, first of all I know exactly what you mean! Those moments are so very special and what life is all about in my humble opinion. I am so happy you had a morning like that! :) And this giveaway....is spectacular! Is it greedy of me to want more Maya handmade in my house? :) I adore both, as you know and this is a beautiful giveaway! You are too good to us! Thank you hun!
    xo
    Melis

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  30. Love your blog and your work. Keeping my fingers crossed that I win this sweet giveaway!!! :o)

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  31. Your happy morning sounds just perfect. Whenever I have to get up early for work, I drive along past the fields and watch the sunrise, wishing I could get my lazy backside out of bed at this time when I don't have to go to work. I'd take my camera and capture some of this beautiful time of the day. I hope the rest of your day is just as special.

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  32. Maya...

    THANKS SO MUCH for sharing your happiness. I love the upbeat post as well as the upbeat giveaway.

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  33. What a fantastic, sweet, and generous giveaway! Your post described those unexpected perfect moments so well that it brightened my (not-so-perfect) day. Isn't it amazing how the internet connects people? Now your good mood has affected all of us. Thanks. :)

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  34. Awesome giveaway!!!! Thanks for sharing your joy!!!

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  35. I think it's great that your kids know the lyrics to Beatles songs. I would love to win this bag, at the moment I have no idea what I would put on it. Thank you for the wonderful blog.

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  36. Oh, thanks for this lovely, lovely post (the heron sighting, especially, resonates!)—I'm having one of those days where I desperately NEED a reminder of those sweet moments—and what a good reminder this is to be open to them, wherever they might come from.

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  37. Thanks for the positive vibes. I really needed them today.

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  38. Hi Maya
    just recently discovered your blog. I love it so much, that I spent hours today reading your blogposts from 2008. Those from 2009 will follow later. So inspiring for me. I'm planning to move over to a more "woody" and "natural" space in the future too, but Belgium is more crowded as most parts of the USA,so its difficult!
    Count me in for the giveaway too please...thanks!

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  39. Congratulations on all of your fun happenings! ;)

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  40. i love how upbeat you sound! and i love reading your blog in the morning with a cup of coffee at my work desk, it inspires me before i have to get down to my 9 to 5 business :)
    happy tuesday!

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  41. wow! what a lovely giveaway! hope I win!

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  42. You did just make my morning brighter! Thank you so much for all that you do and the wonderful person you are. :)

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  43. LOVE your blog! Stop in all the time. Thanks for inspiring me!

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  44. I am very excited about this give~away Thank you so much. I want my to say Family

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  45. sorry my english: i think you're spreading thankfullness everywhere! your blog and your words are so full with generosity!!!!
    I wish it all goes back to you!!!

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  46. Just reading about your happy, happy morning puts a huge grin on my face. I think we all just won the best giveaway...one that I plan on passing on. Thank you!

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  47. Thanks so much for sharing such joyous sentiments! I know that I'd love the word bashert on a bunting that would go above my bed. But I'd have to brainstorm for what I'd want on the bag :) Thanks again!

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  48. This is the sweetest post EVER! How neat! I feel the same way about my readers, though! They just make me happy and I love to see their comments each day! You do create beautiful work and your blog is always fun to read! Thanks!

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  49. I just love your red barn stamp and am waiting for some spare pennies to come my way...I love your blog, I have only reently discovered it but now read every day!
    Big Al

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  50. Oooh, I would love to win this! My Bday is on Saturday so maybe that'll give me a bit of luck. Your work is beautiful!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  51. Your blog, ideas, tutes, are all so simple and beautiful. I would be totally honored to win this giveaway! ~H

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  52. What a great morning! And thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  53. I also drove my child to school before dawn this morning. Only I wasn't feeling *quite* so perky. Me - I was wearing my pajamas, a coat and a knit hat to cover the lack of hair do. And now, several hours later, I'm still in the same outfit.

    What fun giveaway! My fingers are crossed. :o)

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  54. Early mornings - yay!

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  55. Ooh, I've been wanting one of your buckets for a long time. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. Love that Maya. What a great give away! You are very generous!

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  57. What a great giveaway. I love all your goods! Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  58. What an amazing person you are, Maya!

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  59. Great blog... so exciting! (fingers crossed).

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  60. So glad you are having a happy day! Thanks for thinking of us!!!!

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  61. Hi maya!
    Please enter me in your draw. I love your work and check your blog often. Your enthusiasm and love for life is contageous!

    Enjoy life in every breath!
    Audrey

    http://lifeinevverybreath.blogspot.com/
    www.riverstonegiftshop.etsy.com

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  62. I’m a Venezuelan fan who loves to read your blog, I enjoy every part of it, you are an inspiration, congratulations on your (well deserved) success! Thank You Maya !

    Yamarilet Pacheco
    -etco-

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  63. Wow, you did have a nice morning!
    And how sweet to thank us when YOU are constantly giving us inspiration.

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  64. What a lovely giveaway. Thank you!

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  65. Maya,

    I've been following your blog since you were featured on Etsy. It has been such an inspiration! I cannot wait to finish college and move up north to a cozy house in the woods. Creating is also my passion and I'd love to share my creations with the world as you do. Reading your posts makes me feel closer to my dream!

    Thank you so much for everything!
    Susan M

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  66. I'd love to win!
    Love reading your blog.
    An inspiring morning just starts the day right, doesn't it?

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  67. Oh how I would love to win these 2 goodies. I have been working hard remodeling our home on an extremely tight budget...in fact using scrap leftover wood for all my projects.

    I would so desperately LOVE to win something NEW!

    You are a great inspiration and so very talented my dear!

    Fall Blessings & Hugs,

    Natalie

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  68. everyone love Maya
    everyone needs a bucket
    I would have to have some skeleton keys on mine

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  69. So simple and lovely! I heart it!

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  70. Oh, if I could ever win just one thing, it would be this amazing and generous give-away! Thanks for the chance to cherish a beautiful piece of your work, Maya. I hope your wonderful day continues on through your week.
    <3Jenny

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  71. I love your blog.
    I love that even though I have never met you I feel I know you just a tiny bit.
    The crafty/mom/blog community is so special and has enriched my life soooo much. Thank you for being a big part of it!

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  72. Both of these items are so lovely! I could find many uses for them!
    Have a lovely rest of the week!

    Thank you for your kindness and your sweet blog!

    ~Brooke
    heartnmaui(at)gmail.com

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  73. I lovers your beautiful items!! I am crossing my fingers and toes that I might be the lucky winner!

    Thanks!
    Rachel

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  74. What a beautiful morning! I love those kind of family moments. They are priceless.

    I'd love a bucket! They are beautiful! Don't know what I'd put on it. Since, I'd claim it as mine and not share with the kidlets.

    I'll have to think about it. Hopeing I'll win! ;-P

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  75. Ooh, I could use a dose of HAPPY right now.

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  76. Everything you make is lovely! Please enter me in this giveaway.

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  77. You are so kind and thoughtful, Maya. I find much inspiration here -- for everyday living and for celebrating -- and I thank you for it. Please enter me into your give-away too.

    Jody

    My banner might say "smile"

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  78. I've been wanting to make a bunting for my son's room for months now and still haven't done it. I'd love to have you do it and have a touch of "Maya" in my home.
    I'm so happy for all your success! Keep it up!

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  79. Maya, your giveaway is so sweet and thoughtful and will certainly fill the winner's home with handmade happiness! OOooh, the endless possibilities with Maya's hand at customization!

    It's so true that the best moments in life are always those that are unplanned...when spontaneity and fate align to create magic :)

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  80. I love the banners. I would love to have one hanging in my sewing room.

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  81. What a lovely giveaway!

    Thanks!

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  82. So cute. I'm so excited. I love your stuff!

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  83. What an AWESOME giveaway.

    i find your blog very inspiring. I also wish I could live in the barn. :)

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  84. This is such a generous offering! I love your stuff and hope to one day own something made by you!

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  85. Loving your blog and your gratitude is infectious! Thanks for the chance at the great giveaway!

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  86. Good Morning Maya...I would love to have one of your bunting bags. Just love your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  87. You are so sweet Maya. I truly enjoy reading each and every one of your posts. Wishing you and your family many more happy days!

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  88. Maya, I would love to enter your generous giveaway! I am so excited for you and the wonderful developments in your work and your blog. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and your joyful morning.

    If you have a moment, feel free to come and enter to win a giveaway at my blog.

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  89. What a wonderful giveaway! I would love one of your creations.

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  90. You're the best! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

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  91. holy smokes! lots of people happy about hoping for gifts;) , including me... sounds like a lovely morning...though maybe a bit on the early side?! yikes. sounded like DAwn?! which ihavne't willfully seen since the babies have started sleeping through the night. yay for totes! I love those swallow stamps and would love them all over everything... good job, you.

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  92. yay! please enter me in your kind giveaway. so lovely! and thank you for spreading your good cheer! all good wishes

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  93. i'm so happy for you that you are feeling this way. you deserve it!

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  94. please enter me ! thanks !!! i'll let you know about customizing if/when i win

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  95. Hi Maya,

    I love reading your blog! and find it very inspiring. The Burlap bags, Buntings and the Stamp designs are all wonderful and beautiful creations.

    Regards
    Esther

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  96. oh I would love to win....please count me in....thanks..

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  97. i stalk your blog.. you are an inspiration... thank you.

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  98. I'm something of a lurker, too, via Google reader. Thank you for all your inspiration. I love to see what you're working on!

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  99. I love your creativity and how you weave it so naturally into the lives of your children - I struggle with that. I would love to be entered for the drawing.
    Sandra
    swhite828 (at) netscape.net

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  100. I'm glad you had such a glorious morning and decided to share it with the rest of us!

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  101. Another lurker here! Your blog has such a nice energy to it :-)
    What a great giveaway....such nice things you make!

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  102. Oh how generous! Please enter me, I think they're lovely!

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  103. Hey Maya~
    You bring so much happiness to all of us every day. So I'm happy that you felt so much of it, yourself, today!
    I love your porjects, but can never bring myself to buy one for me, so my fingers are very crossed with hope.
    Thanks, and keep the happy inside you as long as you can!

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  104. Ohhh! I hope I win! :) I love your blog!

    Carrie (http://www.lifeundivided.blogspot.com)

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  105. Such a great giveaway. I love it. I'd probably either go with a "5" as there's 5 in our family or a "B" for our last name.

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  107. Great blog, beautiful prize, would love to win :-)

    www.moosmade.nl

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  108. I have one of your burlap bags and have been pining for another one.

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  109. Give aways are so exciting! Glad you're having a wonderful day! There's something about sunshine in the fall that warms the soul. Not as intense as the summer sun, not as lonely as in the winter.

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  110. Hi... I bought your bucket pattern on etsy but haven't had enough nerve to cut into my pretty burlap (it has a hummingbird on it). I would love to have a finished bag in my hand to look at. Thanks for the chance!

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  111. what a generous giveaway! you have worked so hard, maya! i love watching you and your business grow like roadside salad!
    xoxo p

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  112. Love the buntings..and the key prints/blog post.

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  113. How can I resist? I've been longing for one of these since Squam. So happy, you're so happy! It's infectious xo

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  114. Your work is inspiring...I would love to win your giveaway!!

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  115. I love your blog. I think this is a great give-a-way!! Amanda S.

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  116. I think my favorite blogs of yours are the Barn blogs. I can only dream of having a wonderful canvas to do anything you want to it. You and your Mom really do seem to have a wonderful connection and seem to make perfect creative companions. I will continue to read your blog for my own bit of inspiration. Keep on writing!

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  117. Wow, that's the most generous giveaway I've seen in a long time, anywhere.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

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  118. Oh I would love to win this give away. Thanks for sharing your wonderful morning with us!

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  119. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog and for sharing so much of your life and creative ideas with us! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Fingers crossed....

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  120. Please add my name to your give a way. I have been following your blog for some time and enjoy seeing your excitement and enthusism with your ideas. Thanks for sharing. Nancy

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  121. lovely post and reasoning for moving the giveaway up! I too wish you could make some for all of us LOL.

    fingers crossed in the meantime

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  122. I'd love to receive some of your lovely, creative wonderfulness here in Green Bay. We could use a little pick-me-up these days!

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  123. Please enter me in this fabulous giveaway. You are an inspiration!

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  124. This bucket would be the perfect thing to get me in the right space. Things have not been going as planned but I know it will turn around soon. Thank you for the wonderful blog to read!

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  125. Really enjoy following your blog. In addition to sharing your crafts, you exude a peacefulness and contentedness.

    Thanks for this opportunity!

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  126. What a lovely giveaway, I am so indecisive, I will have to think about what I would like printed, maybe I should worry about it if I win :o)
    We will be making your apple pie this week too, looks delicious.
    Thanks.
    Jo

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  127. Hello Maya! I love your writing and crafts and check your blog regularly. I think my favorite project of yours are the stamps you make. But i really love how you bring the simple things to your readers- how you enjoy each day with such sincerity.

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  128. I am always blown away by how many comments having a give away brings in...quite daunting. But I'll play along because your work is so well done and it's fun to win things.
    I'll be thinking about what I'd want on mine should I win.

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  129. I would really LOVE one of these. You are so generous! I love when those moments happen too. :)

    -Sarah

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  130. What a great idea! Love your sight, thanks for all the beauty and inspiration.

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  131. I love this giveaway, THANK YOU!
    Rosie

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  132. I was just thinking how much I enjoy your site when you go and offer a fabulous giveaway.

    Sigh. I'll pull myself together soon.

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  133. What a happy post! I too am in love with those moments were everything just seems right...fantastic giveaway too!

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  134. What a lovely and generous giveaway. Your items are so pretty.

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  135. What a wonderful, warm post. I love your blog and I am so inspired by your work. Thank you for having a giveaway!

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  136. Oh how very lovely it would be to have some of your fabulous crafts in my home. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  137. Oh! I am lusting after those bags so much. There are things done so beautifully by others I don't really want to make them myself..so if I don't win, I'm pretty sure I'll have to buy one!

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  138. You're as sweet as pie! That tub bag is adorable!

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  139. Maya,
    You're SO welcome for my friendship through your blog (working on getting my own up and running - more work than I imagined, you and others inspire me though.) I would love to win one of your buckets!

    May the joy of your special time this morning lift you up and carry you with strength and joyfulness until the next special one!

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  140. Oh either of those lovely goodies would make a mighty fine birthday gift for myself next week...don't you think?!?
    Well, maybe I'll just have to sneak over to your shop if I don't win!
    Thanks for your generosity, you're such an inspiration!

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  141. Love your stuff! I'm so glad things are sunshiney for you! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  142. Sweet! I love your bags. Thanks for putting one in a giveaway.

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  143. Hi..I would be thrilled if I won!!

    I'll think about my ideas until I hear from you!!
    Karen

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  144. Wow! Look at all your friends! How wonderful. I just wish they didn't all decrease my chances of winning this fantastic give-away...but I really am thrilled for you and your success! Really!

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  145. Maya I am so happy for all of your success! Reading your post made me feel joyful. What a lovely giveaway.

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  146. oh wonderful! I love give aways and hope to win!!

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  147. Thank you for being such an incredibly generous woman!

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  148. This is probably the most personalised giveaway i've ever seen!!! What a great idea^^ I'd love a bucket with your stamps!! I hope I can win:)

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  149. Your work is so beautiful! Who wouldn't want some for her very own?

    Thanks for sharing so much of your inspiration!

    Sue

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  150. I just love everything you create. I would love to win. I have been planning to buy your bucket pattern for a while now-I have to do it! Good luck to all.

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  151. What a lovely give-away... LOVELY would be a great word for the bunting, too!

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  152. What a generous giveaway! The pussy willows are great and so are the scissors...ooh it would be so hard to decide...

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  153. Thanks for the generous giveaway! Your enthusiasm always brings a smile to my face!

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  154. wow what a wonderful and generous giveaway your work is sooooo inspiring and calming at the same time

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  155. Wow! How cute, this is so neat and I love your stuff, thanks!!

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  156. Count me in, I would love to see them around the house!

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  157. Your buckets are wonderful!
    I have already a small one that is always in use
    :0)
    Thank you for your thoughtfulness!genesem

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  158. Aww, how sweet! I can tell you love what you do. I check your blog often and it brings great inspiration! Please enter me into your drawing, the bags are so great!

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  159. It sounds like such an inspiring morning! How beautiful! And thoughtful of you to share your happiness with us :-) Thank you!

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  160. Hi Maya,
    I originally happened upon your blog on one of my quests for recipes...and yours certainly did not disappoint! But what a bonus that you are so creative and inspiring in all other ways!! I love checking for new posts when I need a little pick-up, and I'm so happy for the chance to win something you've made.

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  161. The decision on what I would want on either one is almost too much to handle. So many choices. So I decided I can stress out if I win. Otherwise I just want to send you a thank you for the possibility.

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  162. What a terrific give away! I love your happy post - it makes me want to go play some Beatles! :-) "Good Day Sunshine" always has that ability to get me dancing in my car. Love, love, love your work and your blog!

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  163. Wow, your happy morning just turned into my happy evening. I love your blog, and while I'd of course be thankful to win, I'm thankful for all of the beautiful work you share.

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  164. What a sweet and generous offer! I am crossing my fingers and toes... :D

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  165. How completely sweet and kind! Please count me in!

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  166. I love your stuff, esp. the bird stamp.

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  167. I love your bags, they are wonderful! I'm not sure, but I'm thinking that sack would be great for my books :)

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  168. I absolutely adore your bags and keeping up with your blog. What a fantastic giveaway!

    xo
    Nikki

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  169. Been following your blog for quite some time. I too am close to my mother and have been getting her to do more art orientated activities with me. It's been fun to see you and your mom working together....
    Great giveaway! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Jen

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  170. Pick me...Pick me.... :0)
    What a Generous Give-Away!
    I LOVE your buckets and what a JOY it would be to win! Thanks for the chance. Crossed fingers & toes....
    I have a b-day soon and it would make for a great B-Day gift!!!
    Blessings...

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  171. That is such a nice thing for you to do! You have the prettiest stamps!

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  172. Thank you for sharing so much creativity with us. Would love one of those buckets - i'd like to think that with it there would be less tell tale signs that preteens and teenagers lived here!!
    Now off to get the ingredients together to make that most delicious apple cake - again!!!

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  173. Oh, how lovely - thank you for sharing a bit of your talent with us! Hmmm - I think a bunting might be "DREAM" for my sweetie, or "BELIEVE" for my kids. The bucket... well, I would so love to fill it with knitting or quilting projects, and perhaps to decorate it with one of your lovely prints... Enjoying the wishful thinking!

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  174. So lovely. A give-away - what a great start to my day!

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  175. Oooh I'd love to win one of these! I've been envisioning one in my sewing room for-EVER for bits of fabric. Fingers crossed! :)

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  176. Oh what a lovely give away! I really love bunting - mostly I use it in the kids rooms, but this one would probably go up in my craft room, just for me! Maybe with the word CREATE ?
    I received the gorgeous moleskine journal in the post yesterday - it is great, thank you

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  177. I'm already happy just from reading your blog entry. Winning your handmade yummies might actually make me delirious...

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  178. your morning sounds lovely. I love those times when everything just falls into place. The thought of getting to pick from your beautiful hand carved stamps just blows my mind.

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  179. your creations are lovely maya!
    so beautiful to hear of your happy autumn day!
    of course i would love to be entered into your generous giveaway : )

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  180. OOOOHHHHHH I hope to win a beautiful mayamade gift, please!

    Thank you!

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  181. Hi Maya!

    I've been at a staff retreat all day and am headed back tomorrow.

    I'm engaged and going thru various levels of pre-marital communication lessons.

    I'm becoming a step-mom.

    From all of this I've realized that a word I need to be reminded of OFTEN but in a gracious way is the word... LISTEN

    All the best to you,
    Michelle

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  182. I'll have to think about what I would want should I win---so many choices! Thanks for the fabulous blog. It lightens my day every time I see that you've made an update!

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  183. wow, you are so generous! thanks for sharing your life with us, I really enjoy reading you!

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  184. Don't you love when your day starts that way! I always enjoy reading your blog!

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  185. Thank you for your generous offer to win!

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  186. This is always such a lovely spot check in on!
    My fingers are crossed, and also my toes!

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  187. Yay! Maybe after making a bunch of buckets from your lovely pattern as holiday gifts, I can win one of my very own for KEEPS! Thank you for your wonderful ideas and this great giveaway. Peace!

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  188. cute cute cute..

    love your stuff maya

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  189. Just recently tapped into my creative side... Your "label making" post is constantly on my mind... Luv your ideas! Thanks for thinking of us with a special giveaway... my fingers crossed and toes... and eyes if that makes me any luckier! :)

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  190. Those glorious mornings are to be cherished. It's so nice to know someone else recognized it. There are so many lovlies in your shop, I might have to pinch myself if I won something. But I'm ready to pinch, so go ahead and pick me. Hee hee

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  191. Hi Maya, please enter me in your giveaway!

    Your blog gives me inspiration and hope every day. My little family unit is going through a tough time at the moment, so for me the banner would have to say either "hope" or "patience" to remind me that there must be a light at the end of the tunnel!

    Love xo

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  192. This is so sweet, Maya! I'm in the middle of my first giveaway and it feels pretty good but mine is no where NEAR as generous!

    Thank you for the entry and all the inspiration!

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  193. how wonderful to hold a giveaway to celebrate a great month! it's lovely to share the goodness around.

    linzi x

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  194. I will love to have a scissors stamped bucket for my sewing stuff.^^

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  195. this is very sweet of you. love your designs.

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  196. Aw, so sweet of you! - I would just love to cutomize one of your buckets!!

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  197. Even if I can't be creative at least I can be inspired by someone else's creativity. Love the blog and all the beautiful items in your shop! Thanks for sharing!

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