100th Follower Giveaway!!! April 5, 2010 Can you find it in your heart to forgive me???I know I passed my milestone this week and wanted so badly to immediately announce it and reveal my giveaway, but I was so swamped with getting adjusted to school (and my new schedule) that I really didn’t have the time to write a quality post like I wanted to. I decided to wait until the weekend so I could give this post the full attention it deserved.So let’s pretend that it just happened yesterday, can we? Here goes . . . I’ve made 100!!! For me, writing this blog has turned out to me so much more than I initially thought. It started out as an outlet to showcase my furniture refinishing and discuss interior design, but became a place where I’ve expanded my knowledge, increased my resources and connected with great, like-minded people. Writing this blog also solidified my desire to do what has been presenting itself all along, which is interior design and renovation, and I honestly don’t think I’d be back in school without it. I think I’ve said this before, but it really is a wonderful thing to have a community where ideas are shared, opinions are valued, and creativity is encouraged and applauded. I look at my 100 followers and know that there are at least 100 people who are genuinely interested in what I have to say & what what I’m doing, and for that, I am thankful. It was important to me to reach 100 without a giveaway, because I want to know that people are here because they really want to be, as opposed to me . . . encouraging you along. Please understand that that’s by no means to knock what others do. I know the “business of blogging” is all about getting more views/readers by any means (which is smart when it comes to building a brand), but because I walk to the beat of a different drum, I wanted to do it my way first. So now that I’ve reached my milestone, I’m perfectly okay with goading and pulling you all in with great giveaways–let the party begin!In honor of reaching my 100th follower, I’m giving away . . . .A custom stamp from Lettergirl!!If you don’t know anything about these stamps, or haven’t seen this Etsy shop, you are in for a treat! Gina is a design extraordinaire when it comes to custom stationary, and I love these stamps so much, I ordered one for one of my best friends (who is also an AMAZING photographer!!) on her birthday. Needless to say, she loves hers! Here’s a peak at some of the great stamps you can choose from . . . There are so many, I won’t show them all, but I promise you won’t be disappointed! For those of you (like me) looking to be more intentional about getting back to handwriting correspondence, here’s the perfect incentive! These stamps are perfect for personal, family, or business use, and are sure to make you stand out in a sea of uniform correspondence! Click here to see more.To win your choice of a self-inking or wood handle stamp (which I think would be great because you can use whatever color ink you like), simply:1. Become a follower (hey, I told you all bets were off after I reached 100!) of my fabulous humble blog. 🙂 If you’re already a follower, please indicate that in your comment.2. Post about this giveaway on your blog, then come back and leave me the link to where you’ve done so.3. Tweet or Facebook (is that a verb now??) about this giveaway, then leave an additional comment to let me know you’ve done so. Doing this will get you an extra entry and an additional chance to win!This giveaway will end on Friday, April 9 . The winner will be selected at random and will be announced on Monday, April 12. Good luck, and thanks for reading!! Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related 40 Comments on 100th Follower Giveaway!!! Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow April 5, 2010 at 8:17 am (8 years ago) These are great Dayka and CONGRATS!! I am a loyal follower, of course! Reply Tammy@InStitches April 5, 2010 at 9:59 am (8 years ago) Congratulations on 100 followers ! Reply other-option April 5, 2010 at 10:54 am (8 years ago) I love these custom stamps – so chic! Congrats on 100 followers – I am very happily one of them!– Danielleother-option AT hotmail DOT com Reply Sanity Fair April 5, 2010 at 11:55 am (8 years ago) Congrats on your 100th follower! That’s a real milestone. I also read your post about going to ID school – that’s really brave, and such a great thing to do. You’ll be glad you did. I couldn’t help notice in one of the pics from that post an old copy of Shop etc. magazine – I haven’t seen one in years. I loved that mag! Still sad that it died (that and Domino – which left a huge hole in my life). Reply alissa April 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm (8 years ago) Dayka – Congrats on 100 followers! What a great giveaway you have for us. I adore these stamps. I am a loyal follower! Reply Scandinavian Chic April 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm (8 years ago) I’m follower no 104! 😀 Reply CASA BRASI April 5, 2010 at 2:09 pm (8 years ago) Hi Dayka! I’m a follower! I love the stamps! Congratulations on your first 100. Still working on mine! Reply L. Duncan April 5, 2010 at 3:40 pm (8 years ago) congrats girl! I’m a stalker I mean follower! love the giveaway too! this was a great post. Reply autumn April 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm (8 years ago) congrats…and know that 100 is just the beginning, my friend!there are a lot more people out there that are interested in what you have to say, they just haven’t found you yet.🙂 Reply Elisa @ whatthevita April 5, 2010 at 4:02 pm (8 years ago) Congrats!! Actually, according to Google Reader, you have over 150 subscriptions 🙂 and I’m one of them, of course. Reply Symone's Mommy April 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm (8 years ago) Congratulations, Dayka! One more week for tax season and i hope to be back in the game…I need that stamp LOL Doing (short post) on blog tonight 😉 Reply Emily A. Clark April 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm (8 years ago) Dayka–Congrats on reaching 100! It’s exciting, isn’t it? I’m ashamed to say I just became a follower; I thought I already was. . . Great giveaway; I would love to have one of these stamps! Reply Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue April 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm (8 years ago) I would love to follow you, glad you told me about your fabulous giveaway! This blog world is so much fun. Reply Chic Coles April 5, 2010 at 8:20 pm (8 years ago) I am a follower! Congratulations on 100 followers! How exciting, I am glad we can help contribute! Would love one of the stamps, it would be put to GREAT use! Reply carlee April 5, 2010 at 9:31 pm (8 years ago) Congrats! Best giveaway ever! Very obsessed with sending snail mail…and this would make it even more enjoyable. Reply charm home April 6, 2010 at 6:19 am (8 years ago) Congrats on your 100th post!!! So sorry you couldn’t make it to the SFERRA/All the Best Event. It was fun. I look forward to meeting you next time though. I’m going to post about this on my blog later today so I’ll be back with a comment to enter the giveaway very soon. xo, Cristi Reply Southern Aspirations April 6, 2010 at 8:15 am (8 years ago) Congratulations!! I am a follower! 🙂 ANd would LOVE to win the stamp! Reply nameisgrace April 6, 2010 at 11:45 am (8 years ago) what an awesome giveaway! hope i win:) congrats on 100!! Reply shari @ little blue deer April 6, 2010 at 11:53 am (8 years ago) Congrats Dayka! That is so awesome! I am a follower of course, off to tweet your giveaway now! Have a great day! Reply shari @ little blue deer April 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm (8 years ago) I tweeted it: shariknight@twitter! Reply Tamstyles April 6, 2010 at 2:35 pm (8 years ago) Congrats girl! I would love one of these…HIT ME UP Reply Sherri @ Design2Shine April 6, 2010 at 2:36 pm (8 years ago) I have been a follower for a while now. I.so.need.this! 😉 LOL Reply Averill April 6, 2010 at 5:40 pm (8 years ago) Oooh I’m a huge fan of lettergirl stamps — they’re beyond cute! Definitely makes paying bills more fun. 🙂 PS – I’m a follower now! Reply Dreams of Perfection April 6, 2010 at 8:56 pm (8 years ago) I can finally enter this giveaway! It took me this long to write a post so I can mention your giveaway, dang shame. Dayka I luv luv LOVE your blog. You keep it fresh with every post. I’m excited for you going back to school and coming back to share what you learn. I can’t imagine how much more refined your craft will be. You are already the ish! Reply Beth@The Stories of A to Z April 6, 2010 at 10:38 pm (8 years ago) I have followed you and have loved doing so! Congrats on 100!!! Reply Mrs. Chic April 7, 2010 at 12:28 pm (8 years ago) Congrats on 100 lovely followers! I love the stamps so cute and full of whismy Reply charm home April 7, 2010 at 10:32 pm (8 years ago) I would love to win that stamp!!!I just became a follower although I’ve had you bookmarked for a while. :o) I also posted a blog post about your giveaway. You can read it here.http://charmhome.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-win-and-someone-elses-giveaway.html Congrats again on your 100th post!!! xo, Cristi Reply Emily April 8, 2010 at 11:45 am (8 years ago) p.s. I am a follower too! ~Emily Reply miss katie April 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm (8 years ago) i’m a follower! love the blog 🙂 Reply miss katie April 8, 2010 at 12:16 pm (8 years ago) http://twitter.com/katiehamilton/status/11831136802 and i tweeted about it! Reply Katherine Malone April 8, 2010 at 12:32 pm (8 years ago) I’d love to win this one – and am so glad I found your blog! Reply mrso' April 8, 2010 at 1:22 pm (8 years ago) Just found your blog and became a follower! You’re way over 100 now!! Reply mrso' April 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm (8 years ago) Just tweeted too 😉 Reply this blessed nest April 8, 2010 at 4:29 pm (8 years ago) you go girl!congrats! i am a follower already. Reply Jennae April 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm (8 years ago) Just discovered your blog today, and I didn’t even have to think twice about following. Plus, these stamps are making me swoon 🙂 Reply Jennae April 8, 2010 at 5:18 pm (8 years ago) Here’s my tweet: http://twitter.com/greenyourdecor/status/11843787250 And seriously, I’m loving your blog. I am a notorious Craigslist furniture stalker and thrift store browser. Just wish I had a truck to haul all my finds 🙂 I’m in ATL too…maybe we could hook up and go thrifting together 🙂 Reply Stacy April 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm (8 years ago) I’m a follower! Thanks for the giveaway! Reply Stacy April 8, 2010 at 8:25 pm (8 years ago) I tweeted about your giveaway @maconmom Thanks! Reply Ronita D. April 9, 2010 at 10:15 am (8 years ago) Congrats on your 100!! All your projects and ideas are truly inspirational!!! Can’t wait to read more!!! Be and stay encouraged!!! Stay fabulous!!!! Reply Alison April 9, 2010 at 12:48 pm (8 years ago) i have been reading your blog for awhile and now just officially became a follower. good luck and congrats. love the stamps. 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