Saturday, February 21, 2009


Giveaway Prize: A Bird Nest!!!

It will be like the mini nests from the giveaway on my Treasures.... blog.
(For those of you who do not know: I make the nests myself. There is a free tutorial in the January post "Bird Nest Building", with step by step directions.) =0)

Also, still giving the Jellybath.


Enter on this post only.

Simply tell me two things you are thankful for, and you are entered.
Enter twice by posting about the giveaway on your blog.
(you can use the bird nest photo if you'd like).

Drawing ends midnight Feb 28th.
Winners announced March first!!

Tell your friends!!!

(sorry, contiguous United States only)

Blessings on your Saturday!!

Barbara Jean


UPON A HILL said...

The Blood of JESUS & my family!

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

Hi Barb, I'm feeling a little better now, but the meds. make me feel a little loopy!But at least I'm out of bed and moving around a bit. Well, I'm in- on your give-away! I'M THANKFUL FOR MY GOOD HEALTH!!! AND THANKFUL FOR ALL MY DEAR FRIENDS AND ALL THEIR PRAYERS!!!! I love your sweet birds nest,they're beautiful! BLESSINGS SWEET BARBARA, Deborah

vintagewindow said...

Can't wait to see the photos of the prize.

I'm thankful that spring is just around the corner and I get to spend it with my loving family.

I'm thankful that my kids are growing up to be fine young adults.

Have a happy day


xspammie said...

hi there well only two things to be thankful is really easy family and friends, what would the world be with out them.

xspammie said...

hi there well only two things to be thankful is really easy family and friends, what would the world be with out them.

Carol said...

Thanks Barb for having a giveaway! I'm thankful for so many things. Right at this moment I'm thankful that I'm going to be a grandma at any minute! Also I'm so thankful for having a wonderful, loving family!


The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Barb!!! I'm so very thankful for my dear family and friends and thankful always for each and every one's good health...your nests are amazing!!!! xxoo, Dawn

jenjen said...

Hi - I would love to be entered! I would like to say my son Nick and daughter Hayley who had birthdays this week!

Thanks for letting me stop by!


Susie Mitchell said...

Oh Barbara Jean! I want that bird nest! LOL Congratulations on your 100th blog! Please enter me in your drawing. Have a wonderful Sunday!
Blessings, Susie

Susie Mitchell said...

Oh My! I got so excited you were creating another nest...I forgot to give you a couple of things I'm thankful for! How to choose just two!
First and most important...I'm thankful for my salvation by grace through the shed blood of Jesus. Now...a new and clear because of a grant program to my town. Some would say my being chosen is by luck...but, I know it's a blessing from God...and I am so thankful for it.
Hugs, Susie

Anonymous said...

Barb...I'm thankful for having my friend Pammie living in OR (altho not as close as I would like!) and having her bring me to your shoppe to meet you. You're so happy and full of energy!
Blessings to you...Jude

Stephanie said...

Hi Barb
I didnt realize you had two blogs. Congrats on the 100th post! I'll spread the world.

I'm thankful for health of my family and to be able to do what I love. :)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Sharon said...

Hi Barb, I just love your nests. They are so natural looking. I am thankful for life and all the friends and family I have. Have a wonderful day. Sharon

The Willow Rose said...

Thankful for my Lord and savior and all my family. What a beautiful giveaway. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Come agian!!

Diane said...

Barb, This is just so beautiful! Who wouldn't want to win it.

Two things to be grateful for today,
and everyday:

Freedom to worship, move about, seek happiness in our own way....

Good health! I'm a breast cancer survivor - 1995-96 treatments. I am living and able to have the freedom to follow my dreams.

So...good health and freedom.


Judy Morphis said...

The bird nest is lovely. I am thankful for God, who is with us through out life's journey and for the wonderful gift of prayer. I am going to add a third, I'm thankful I found your blog!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Barb... I above all am thankful for family and friends.... And equally as thankful God has gien me so many years to enjoy them.... Also so very very thankful I have a pleasant cozy warm home to live and enjoy it warmth and able to cook so many delicious meals... I cannot imagine how it would be not to have this everday pleasures and pray for all those who are not able to enjoy these pleasures on a every day basis.... I am so very very blessed....your lovely comments you leave are always a treat... Thanks so much...

Bre said...

HI Barb,

You're a busy bee doing another giveaway! Your nests are just adorable. Would love to enter but I'm from Canada.

But I'll post for what I'm grateful for anyway though cause that easy.

I'm grateful that I wake up everyday and get to experience God's beauty everywhere I look.

I'm grateful for my beloved children who I totally enjoy and love with all my heart.

I'm grateful for my gracious and charming husband.

I'm grateful for my health and happiness....and I could go on and on !

...and regarding Thursday Tablescape .....I'll probably participate next week ( to get the Valentine tablescape off of my dining room table LOL ) but after that probably only once a month.

With my schedule, I'm lucky if we actually sit down to eat at the table never mind trying to change it every week LOL

Cheers and take care !


shysue said...

I am so thankful for three things. God has given my family good health, a beautiful place to live, and much happiness. Your nests are so beautiful. I want to win one so badly.


Anonymous said...

Oh, it is soo hard to pick just two things I am
thankful for.
First and foremost I am thinkful for the love of
God and then for my family and for my friends.
Betty T. (you know, Emily's grandma)

My Vintage Studio said...

Congrats on the 100th post! I am thankful for my DH and my family. We are so blessed. I will post about your give away on my blog. Hugs, Sharon

Vanilla Lavender said...

Hello! I just found out about you giveaway at My Vintage Studio. Lovely blog. I would love to be counted in for this cute giveaway. I love bird's nests. Thank you! :) Vanessa

Dragonlady said...

Beautiful giveaway...

1.I am Thankful for my Lord and all the Blessings he has bestowed on me..

2. I am thankful for being a Breast Canver Suvivor!


Vanilla Lavender said...

Hello! Thanks for coming over my blog. I'm so thankful for my wonderful daughter and my hubby who has been there when I always needed him. I'm displaying your cute nest pic and giveaway on my blog. Thanks! Vanessa

Peggy. said...

I'm grateful for my kids and grandkids.

Stacy said...

What a precious nest! I just stubled across your site, so forgive me for not knowing, but did you make the nest?

Two things i'm thankful for are my husband and the sacrifices he makes for us. And my little apartment that I call home. :)

Anonymous said...

A poetic idea, Barb!

IsabellasCloset said...

Barbara, Congratulations on your 100th post!
What an adorable nest..
I am thankful for my Grandchildren & for my sweet blog friends like you!
Hugs ~Mary~ :-}

Andrea said...

Your bird nest is too cute! I'm thankful for my faith and family.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a sweet nest! Please enter me in your drawing.

So many things to be thankful for- just 2- Getting the priviledge to have an intimate relationship with JESUS - getting to share that priv with others!!

Family and Friends, oops- just 2- sorry!!


Oh Yes I will blog about your giveaway- will come back and let you know I did it!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I'm thankful I'm saved by grace... and for my family n friends!
LOVE your nests Barb!
You make better nests than birds! lol
I'm going to post your giveaway at the shed!


Hi Barbara Jean,
Thanks for visiting me and telling me about your darling giveaway.
I am thankful my salvation, and all the blessing God gives me everyday. And I'll be thankful when my ear infection, sore throat and wicked cough go away.
Back to the sofa.

LisaShaw said...

Hi Barb, found you through sweet Lea at Shaby Olde... what a beautiful nest and what a blessing you are.

I'm thankful that GOD didn't leave me in my wretched sin but saved me through Jesus Christ my Lord.

I'm thankful for my loving, supportive Husband, children and grand children.

God bless you Barb. I'll have to take a look around your cute blog.

SweetAnnee said...

Hi Barb

I'm thankful
to be healthier


God answers prayers..

Tracy said...

Hi Barb,
Came by way of Lea's Blog (Shabby Olde Potting Shed). I'm thankful for a blue million things, but most of salvation and my family (closely followed by precious friends)!

What a beautiful nest!


colbycottage said...

Hi Barb I had no idea you had been blogging for this long, I am still getting the hang of it.Have a wonderful week and I'm thankful for such wonderful friends and our great God! Blessings Kathy

Debbie said...


I am thankful for my husband who has been a saint during the last 4 years of health issues.

I am thankful for my dog for keeping me company.

debbie peysen

God's girl said...

What a gorgeous creation you have made!

I am thankful that my vehicle finally "died" because now I get a new one- Yeah! (God assured me that when this one gave out on me, there would be another one shortly ahead of it)

I am thankful that the snow won't last forever and that God gave me another chance to take my kids sledding after this weekend's snowfall (Our snow disappeared and I realized I didn't even take them sledding once this winter)

Blessings Barbara! Heaven

Sheila R said...

I am thankful for God, my family and our health. I just love your beautiful nests. Thanks for the giveaway!

KatCollects said...

I just found your blogs from Michelle Palmers, I so love the birds nest. She had a beautiful picture of your creations on her page. Please add my name, thank you.

KatCollects said...

Ooops, I forgot the 2 things I am thankful for. I am thankful for hope no matter how bad things get, and for knowing that God loves me always. I hope you have a great day!

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Oh how beautiful!!!!!

I'm so thankful for God's presence with me as I walked through this Cancer journey. And I'm so thankful for all my blogging friends who have supported me, lifted me up, and prayed for me all the way through. I'll be posting on my blog about your giveaway!!! Thank you!


Cora from Hidden Riches said...

And thank you, Barb, for your visit to my blog today! It's been good to get to know you through your blog! Have a great day!


Brooke said...

I'm thankful for my 2 little children and good health!

This is such a beautiful little nest! Perfect for Spring coming!

Have a lovely day Hun!


The Giveaway Diva said...

my family and sushi!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Just popping back over to let you know I posted about your giveaway on my blog!

I have the perfect place for that sweet nest!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Barb,
I'm thankful for the wonderful friends I have and I am especially thankful for my beautiful grandchildren.

Thank you Barb for your special emails and your love that you have for us all.

Many blessing, Peggy (SCCC)

Denise Elizabeth -HopeTreeStudio- said...

Hi lovely giveaway! I'm thankful for family & friends and new bloggy friends. Hugs and blessings, Denise

Candy said...

Sweet little nest. I am thankful for God's continued love and grace in my everyday life. And I am so thankful for my new community of encouraging ladies I have met through blogging. I need you all more than you know.
Blessings, Candy

southerninspiration said... that nest! I'm off to see your instructions!!


April said...

I am thankful that God loves and forgives me and I'm thankful for my family!!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Most definitely my family near and far. Also my new blogging friends. As an emptynester I look forward each day to visiting all the uplifting blogs I'm acquainting myself with. I enjoy the company as if we were chatting at my table over tea.

I truly appreciate your stopping by and leaving a note. I'm having computer problems today....again! I've only had my DELL computer for one year and the battery went bad. so my hubs bought a new's going out too after only a couple months. Since It's not detecting a battery source, I've got an unknown amount of time till it shuts down. Oh wee, I better type fast,LOL. I'm off to get another battery:O

Sweet Wishes,

The Country Nest said...

Thanks for coming by, I am struggling for new entries, quiet life I have, Hmmmmmmm. I am thankful for my family, friends both in real life and blog life and for new friends made each day.
You jelly bath looks quite interesting and the nest are amazing. I thought they were nature made by little birds.

Sandi McBride said...

I do love a birds nest...and this one is gorgeous! Please enter me..

linda said...

Just stopping by via April...hope you don't mind.

What a beautiful bird's nest. I'll have to check out your tutorial!

I have a very blessed life but I am most thankful for my family...husband, children, sisters, parents. They are wonderful, all of them.

I'm also very very thankful for my job. I am an RN and I love my job. Not only am I thankful for having a good job in these trying times, but I've always been so thankful for having a job that I enjoy doing. Not many people are able to say that about their career choice. I am blessed!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

I'm thankful for my wonderful husband and children and of course my precious grandbabies. Many hugs, Esther

Kim Chalfant said...

I'm thankful for my family. I am thankful that I still have a job & a home (oops, that's one too many, oh well).

debbie said...




Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

I listed bout your bird nest giveaway on my blog, hope you get lots of entries. Esther

Mimi said...

I am thankful for my family and for living in the United States of America.

Judi Estes said...

My Savior, my wonderful husband, I could do more, but I'll try to stick to those too.

I never thought about making bird's nest, what a beautiful thing!


Sweet Romance said...

I am so thankful for my family and very thankful for all of our health. Only 2? I can think of many more but.....lovely blog you have and sweet giveaway!

Oma aka Meme said...

very nice- and although I can not win as I am a canadian gal I am still thankful

for peace and quiet and grace and mercy
and love and joy and faith............
things that keep me growing
hugs from Meme

Jessica said...


It's taken me forever to get here. :)

I am thankful for my family and friends~

Thank you for your sweet comments on my guest room, I appreciate it!

Hugs to you~ J

Sandi McBride said...

Barb Darlin', what two things am I thankful for? What a hard question to answer that is for me. I have so much to be thankful for that by highlighting two I'm pushing all the rest to the I'll just say I'm thankful for my family...God blessed me with a wonderful man and two wonderful boys who in turn blessed me with two great girls and a beautiful grand Daughter...and I'm thankful for the act of walking, because I shouldn't be...
I'm really loving that nest now Barbara you do good and make sure it finds a home where someone will really really love it, too!

Leigh said...

I am thankful for my savior, my redeemer. I am also thankful for my memories. THey are priceless. I have a grandmother with alzheimers and it has been gut wrentching to watch this lady, as we know her disappear and not have memory. My memorory is priceless, I have so many wonderful memories of my family and friends...adn for that I am rich.
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful nest. I'm going to check out the tutorial right after posting.

I'm thankful for God's presence in my life.

I'm thankful for my wonderful family - my husband, children, parents, and beyond. They are all so precious to me.


WhiteStone said...

I'm thankful for all things beautiful and for the Creator of all things. Love your nests!

ann said...

Oh course,I am thankful for so very much.For my God,for my home,family and so much more.But right now the things I am most thankful for is.I was given a year to live this time last yr exactly.I am still hanging in there(copd).And my daughter has been through literally heck for the last yr.and that is coming to an end.Thank God,and I do....Ann

Lady Farmer said...

I am thankful for the two sweetest granddaughters any gramma could ask for! :~D

Jean Tuthill said...

I am thankful for my family and friends. And I am thankful for my lovely home. I love the little nest. It's beautiful.

ceekay said...

I am thankful for my Saviour and for a loving, caring husband.
Thanks for visiting me and commenting on my tablescape. Have a great weekend.

Facklers said...

I am thankful for God's love and for my wife and daughter.I am sure my daughter would love the birdnest so I really hope I win.
PS: I know that I am currently outside the U.S. but you can just send my prize to my Springfield address.

Vintagebella ~ Andrea said...

I am thankful for my family and for knowing the Lord!

Lavender Dreamer said...

I am thankful to my good health and the nice drizzle of rain that we are getting...and to add one anniversary is March 1st and I'm thankful for my sweet hubby! THANKS!

Lynda said...

Barbara Jean, I do NEED that birdnest for my globe birdhouse!! Thank you for the head's up on entering your giveaway!

Two things that I am so very grateful for are...

1). The wonderful family that God has so richly blessed me with.

2). I've had the good fortune to meet some very warm and caring women through blogging that I would ordinarily never have had the opportunity to meet.

Lynda said...

Ohhhh...I left a link on my blog for two chances to win!! Yeah!! ;>)

lucy said...

I am thankful for my Faith! I am thankful for my family! I have been truly, truly blessed.
I love your nests! They are beautiful. Have a great weekend :)
Lou Cinda

LDH said...

Hi Barb, Very sweet giveaway!

I am thankful for my husband and that God is my Provider.

I have posted the picture of your nest on my blog :)

Kay said...

Two things I'm thankful for.... today its my job and my family. It's kind of hard to stop there cause I sure am blessed with so much in my life. Every day I am thankful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

ByLightOfMoon said...

WHat a lovely nest and jelly warmer pack. I have never heard of the jelly belly and I adore oyour birds nest. IT is so pretty and looks like a real one. I took out my bluebird nests and saved them for a framed collage, they look just like yours. Well, no pearls!

I am thankful for every morning I wake up. This AM it was to the weather radio booming with an announcement and I had to get up and give my dog Jordan, a tranquilier, he was shaking so bad. I am also thanksful I have had Jordan for 11 1/2 years now and the love he has given to me. He is having some health issues and I am blessed to have him with me every day.

I am tons of things to be thankful for, but, I will not eat up all your comment space.

Well, One more! I am thankful that I am a friend of Cora, of Hidden Riches, Secret Places! She brings blessings to me every day with her heartwarming stories of her life with her Breast Cancer and her dog Buster.

Smiles, Cyndi

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Hi Barb, Thanks for visitin my Shabby Cottage. I've put your nest logo on my blog to let other know about your give away. Best wishes, Esther

Janet, said...

The bird nest is beautiful! I am thankful for my children and my husband who I've shared 30 years of marriage with.

Mimi said...

Looked for your tutorial on nests and it wasn't there :( So, so sad.

Mimi said...

Pooh, it still isn't working. If I send you my email would you send it to my please? I'd love to have a craft day with my grandsons and make one with them. We usually get a little artsy-fartsy when they are here for a sleepover!

I'm just sick that I can't connect :(