Monday, June 16, 2008

100 Post Give Away!

It is hard for me to believe that I've reached 100 blog posts already! I began this blog in the end of December of 2007 as a way to keep track of an assortment of subjects I was researching on the Internet, and to highlight that information and all coordinating web links in my posts.

Having a blog, and reading other blogs, has helped me accomplish so much more than I could have expected. Not only has it made me more aware of my everyday life and surroundings, it has introduced me to blogger friends from around the world!

I have learned more about recipes, crafts, books of interest, new art and architecture, travel locations, antiques, painting, decorating, refurbishing, gardening, quilting, writing, poetry, pets, etc, and, best yet, I've met so many wonderful people who have become dear blogger friends!

I enjoy so many blogs, and my "inspirations" list is only the beginning, as I have many more blogs saved in my computer favorites file that I haven't added to my blogroll as yet.
There are so many wonderful things I learn from all of you, and I hope anyone who has read my blog has learned something from me!

To show my appreciation for all the joy and knowledge you have given to me as a new blogger I'd love to give away this little "Taste of Ireland" collection of treats I bought in Ireland in honor of my 100 posts!

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Please leave a comment on this post and by the evening of next Monday, June 23, I will pick a randomly selected name from the comment list as the winner, and mail the treats to them.

(If you don't have a blog please leave an e-mail address in your comment where I can contact you if you win and get your mailing address!)
Good luck, and thanks for visiting my blog and your friendship!


Marg said...

Congratulations Pat! Well I will be the first.
From someone else who just posted her 100th blog this week.
You came up with a great post.
I appreciate your creativity.
We're doing a bit of camping in the next few days and so I'll be back to check out on things and meanwhile I'll try to come up with a way of celebrating my post.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I am so glad you started blogging! I have learned so much from you. Your travels around "town" and your pictures of Ireland are so wonderful.

Congratulations on 100 posts. I'll be looking forward to the next 100!

:-) Rosie

Proud Italian Cook said...

Congratulations Pat on your 100th post! That is quite an accomplishment! I'm so glad we have connected through blogging, we seem to have so much in common, I just know that if I lived in brooklyn we would be hanging out together. Looking forward to a your next 100 posts, and all your excitement of being a new Grandma!

Grand Life said...

Congratulations-- I think I'll post my 100th within the next two weeks. Can't believe after my slow start that I'm approaching 100. I love your blog and your creativity. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

There are several of us that just posted number 100, aren't there?

Pat, I am so glad you blog, and I so enjoy your approach to life and your style. You always make me smile.

Tess Kincaid said...

Congrats on post #100, Pat!

Your blog is such a treat.

Love the song "Simple Gifts". :)

Just A Girl said...

Hi Pat,
Pick me! Pick me! No seriously...congratulations on your 100th post. I know that my blogging world would be less enriched without you in it. You are so sweet and dear.
Have a wonderful week and treat yourself to something fun!
:) Cori
P.S. I loves your hugs!

Unknown said...

Congratulations Pat on your 100th post. I still enjoy reading your blog!

nanatrish said...

I'm fairly new to blogging, but I have some favorites already and you are right there. So happy you have done 100! I would love to have the opportunity to share Ireland with you. The food looks yummy and it would be appreciated.

Unknown said...

Dearest Pat
Congrats and we look forward to many hundreds more. Time flies so fast...and before we know it's already 100 post.

Yes..I am here, hoping with my rabbits ears crossed I'll be the lucky winner :D

Vee said...

Hearty congrats on your 100th post! Blogging is not for wimps....ha!

Oh yes! It was a happy, happy day when I discoverd you back in March. I have learned so much from all your posts and I count a visit here one of the highlights of my day.

Tracy said...

Happy 100, Pat! Looking forward to 100's more! That is a milestone. I only met you rather lately, so still catching up on all the 100 so far--LOL! But I'm so glad to have met you, and your blog is so full of interesting information and fun. How lovely your giveaway gifts! Count me in for that "Taste of Ireland"! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Lavinia said...

Pat, what a wonderful idea and so generous of you! Congratulations on reaching your 100th post and on marking it in such a special way. You have introduced us all to the delights of Ireland through your lovely pictorials from your time there...

It is always a pleasure to visit your blog and indeed you have become an integral part of the blogging community. So please consider this my entry into your 100 Post Give Away!

Thank you!

Barb said...

Congrats on your 100th post.
I found you through Vee and I am so glad I did. What a wonderful read. I will be a regular.

Have a marvelous day.

Betsy Brock said...

How fun...and how sweet of you!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on reaching your 100th post! Your blog has been such a treat to my day and I look forward to each visit..


steviewren said...

Pat it is hard to believe that you have only been blogging since December. You do a great job. I love seeing how each blog has it's own personality. I believe I know a little more about the blogger through the overall vibe of their space. Congratulations! Please keep up the good work.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Congratulations! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway too!

I'm picking the winner of mine on Friday! Exciting...


katylinvw said...

congratulations! 100 posts is so exciting! thank you so much for your contributions to the "blogging community" i so enjoy reading about all of your escapades!

Lavinia said...

Pat, I've given you a special mention over at the Birdbath, in honour of your 100th post... this in *no way* is meant to influence my...ahem...winning..! tee hee! :)

Kathy said...

Hi Pat, many congratulations on your 100th post, I will have fun reading them all when I return to SF (and have more time) I have just purchased two of those little books, only mine are "English Teatime recipes" and "Favourite Ice Cream recipes"
and I have my goodies from Ireland, so please do not enter my name in your draw Pat, I just wanted to say congrats, hugs Kathy.

Kathy said...

Hi Pat, I just saw your comment on my tea post, I had already commented here and felt that because I have already got lot's of goodies from Ireland, I would not want to lessen the chances of one of your other friends winning all your lovely giveaways, so I will wait for your next giveaway, you have given me lots of ideas for when I return (only 4 more days eek. tks and hugs again, Kathy

Mrs. B said...

Hi Pat! Congratulations on the "Big 100"! You contribute so much to blogland! I always learn so much from my visits here! What a great collection of goodies for your giveaway!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Congratulations on your 100 post. I love your blog and look forward to the next 100 posts.

What a fun fun fun give away! Since I'm Irish I would love to win this give away. So please sign me up. I'll put a link to your give away on my blog too.


Rue said...

Count me in Pat :)

Thank you again for being such a sweet friend to me.


Strider said...

Miss Lavinia suggested a stop at your site. Very nice. I liked your choice of music for today. I started blogging in February. It has been very rewarding...there is just something about writting that has filled an unknown desire in me. It's been great...and....I have cut down on wathcing television too!!!!! Congrats on your 100th post.

Just A Girl said...

Hi Pat,
I did a post about my bathroom and thought you might like to stop by and check it out.
Have a fun evening!
:) Cori

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 100th posts. Your blog is such a treat. looking forward to the next 100.

Pat H

Just A Girl said...

Your welcome and I'm glad you enjoyed it.
:) Cori

Susie Q said...

Congratulations on your 100th!! We are all so blessed to have your blog and YOU! I have so enjoyed your NY tours and your Ireland adventures...I have seen so much through your eyes and learned so much as well. You are a joy and
a special lady. Here's to 100,00 more posts!! And more!!


Knitting Mania said...

Pat...I too have come way of Lavinia Ladyslipper's blog. She writes very highly of you and your wonderful posts of Ireland.

Congrats on your 100th post!! Count me in on your wonderful give away!

Judi A. said...

I LOVE reading about your NYC, and taking me along on your trip to Ireland was so enjoyable. To win the items from Ireland would be the icing on the cake. I know I'll keep reading, though, win or lose, because I, too, am a retired R.N. and I love learning what others are doing with their non-practicing time. Thank you!
Judi :-)

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

Congratulations on the 100 posts.
I love to read your stories. Coming from a town with a population of 103 in the middle of nowhere, I am in awe of the big city. I can only dream of the things you write of.
Count me in for your giveaway.
I am of Irish heritage and my Daddy would get a kick out of these treats. My email address is:

MJ Ornaments said...

Congratulations Pat on your 100th post! I love the photo of your dad, and the tribute you wrote about him. Just wonderful.
Take care,

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!!! That's wonderful!

The goodies look wonderful (and I am half Irish!), but you can take me out of the drawing. I have been blessed with some giveaway winnings recently and don't need more! :)

PAT said...

Hi Pat

Congratulations on your 100th post. I am so happy you began blogging. It's wonderful to come here and see your photos. Your writing is great! I feel as though I visit all the places, you visit!


Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulatons on 100 posts! You have certainly shared the world with us:>) I enjoy traveling to far away places and seeing all the wonderful things that I would never see without your help.

Gone said...

Hi Pat,

I just visited your blog for the first time today! I came over after visiting another blog...and I will be back.

Congratulations on your approaching 100th post!!!


Anonymous said...

Happy 100th!

Gina said...

Hi Pat, I have found your posts to be informative and fun and look forward to many more! A big congrats to you on your 100th post!

I have a little tag for you on my blog if you feel like playing along sometime :)

Nihal said...

Howdy Pat,
Congratulations on your 100th post! But not enough, I am pretty ready to read your another 100 posts:)

~N at CrossRoads from Istanbul

Junie Moon said...

Your blog has and continues to be extra delightful. Doesn't it seem funny that you've reached 100 when it feels like you've always been here? Anyway, congratulations but please don't include me in the drawing as I've already been super blessed by your giving heart and thoughtful generosity.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Pat!

I've just had a wander for the first time around your blog- very informative and so many links to interesting things. Thank you, Best wishes, Melanie

Louise said...

Congratulations in notching up 100 posts, in no time at all! A great prize, one lucky blogger is going to be very happy! What blogging has done for you, has done for me too. How great is it to be able to keep in touch with the other side of the world. x

Debby said...

I love 'seeing' places that I've only read about. :^D

Shayla said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Mary Kate introduced me to you and I've enjoyed reading your blog. I especially loved the tour of the Waterford Crystal factory. My mother used to be a glassblower, and I'm a fan of waterford crystal. What a chandalier!!!

Tara said...


Congrats to you! I am so glad Blogland has made us cross paths, I so enjoy your posts and hearing from are one special lady, my friend!!


Lisa's RetroStyle said...

We should all send you something Pat for the wonderful education you've provided! The treats look wonderful...I love the Irish wishing stone. Sign me up please...I would love to win! Congratulations on your great accomplishment!!!

Erica Hanks said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! And look at how fast you've done it! It's taken me over 3 years to hit 500.

There is a website called that will capture all your blog posts, pictures included, and will put them into a hardback book format. I'm going to do mine one of these days. It might be something fun for you...your picture are so great!

Anne Fannie said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Love all your pictures of your travels. Congratulations on your 100th post!
Count me in on your giveaway.
It was nice meeting you....
Love, Ann

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Pat!
What an incredible giveaway Pat!! I'm so excited to enter in! That is always a question that runs though my mind when thinking about other countries, what do they eat. We are the land of fast food, unhealthy snack foods and pure abundance in food choices. I'm sure quite different from other countries. So PLEASE put my name in the hat!
Hugs, Sherry

Kim said...

Hello! I found your blog over at Rue's place. Really enjoyed this post. Thanks.

kari and kijsa said...

Congratulations!!! Well done!! SO many great posts, pics, and info!!

kari & kijsa

Firefly Nights said...

Congratulations on your 100th posting. I've been enjoying your blog since a found it several weeks ago.