I am so pleased to finally be making this post! It tickles me just pink to announce that Tootsie Time has reached 500 followers! (and even a few more!)
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t want my followers list to stay this size…I am greedy that way…I want more! Why? Because I love my followers!
This blogging thing has become a very important part of my life. In the beginning, I didn’t know what to say, or post about and was very nervous. Worried that no one would read it, I stressed myself out.
It was the followers that came along and never left me that made this whole site worth writing. The encouraging comments and inspiring posts by all of you, have helped me get through some very difficult times in my life.
I cannot express how thankful I am to have started this blog, and to have found so many good friends. You guys mean the world to me. Asking me little garden questions, commenting and suggesting and being silly with me….those are the things that make it all worthwhile. Reading your posts and finding inspiration, and getting an opportunity to travel the world to see your gardens and design ideas is something I will always enjoy doing.
So…in order to show you guys just how much I appreciate all of you reading and commenting and following my humble little site here, I am hosting a giveaway to celebrate you!
I have been picking up little items here and there in my travels….here is a snap shot of a few of the items for the giveaway:
I have a couple more things to add to it, but those will be kept a secret until one or more of you open them!
I tossed around several ways to do this…and I just don’t know…
I have considered asking you to comment to me and tell me what your favorite Tootsie Time post was your favorite…
I have thought maybe asking you to tell me what inspired you to follow me…
I have tossed around all kinds of ideas…but I think the best way to do this…is just to put ALL of the names of each of you into a jar, and draw a name or two.
So…I am going to do just that…each person on my list of followers in the Best of the Best section of my sidebar, will get their name put into the jar for a drawing one time.
If you leave me a comment or several comments, I will put you in for one more entry for each comment you leave.
If you link in to Fertilizer Friday this week you will also be entered for two more cracks at the prize! Oh ....and if you are following me...and I haven't yet followed you...Please let me know. I would like to return the follow!
So…that’s the giveaway! If you are not a follower yet….head up to the sidebar and click follow under the heading the best of the best!
Until next time…when we celebrate Fertilizer Friday….feel free to tell me the favorite posts…or whatever you would like! I LOVE your comments!
(oh…is anyone else having issues with Blogger this week? I cannot comment to anyone!!! I might have to post you my comments from here! lol
I have been all around blogland…and it seems blogger hates me this week!!!)
*)*)*)- you know who you are!
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Hi Glenda Sweetie...
Not to worry, I think Blogger hates all of us. They love making us have to work a little harder. You aren't alone out there.
I am already a follower. Love it here. I am in love with those pink gloves and that garden trowel. Seeds are always a blessing. Oh bless put my name into the garden bowl of love.
Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry
I follow you because I love ya girl..and Congrats on 500..I think it should be more than that as you have so much to offer with your green house and gardens and all your talent..THANK you my sweet daughter for sharing with us all..I love ya and tell Iris thanks for sharing you with me..And please don't put my name in the jar honey..you know I don't do dirt any more ha ha!!
Hugs and smiles Gloria
I think it was your greenhouse that grabbed my attention on my first visit. I'm waiting for spring to get here to share more blooms...until then, I might just start pulling from past years. Your give away is a really neat idea, and I'd love you have you as a follower as well!
Awesome giveaway girl! Congrats on 500 followers! So glad I have gotten to know you! GOT DIRT!
What a cool giveaway1 You are so sweet to treat your followers to something like this. Yours was one of the very first blogs I followed when I started blogging. My favorite posts are the ones where you show something you made out of wood or with power tools! You have such mad skills, Woman!
I have been a follower for at least a year..I love the posts on how you clean and organize your greenhouse and how you let us see the progress of those little seedlings growing into plants ready for the garden. True inspiration for me!! I also loved the posts you did about painting cloth to make it look like leather...wow that was amazing! Thanks for your sweet visit.. and I'll be digging through my pictures to find something to post for next Friday!!
Wow, congrats on half a thousand followers! I think any gardener would love to receive the items you will give away (including myself ;-)
I can't wait for the spring flowers to come up in my garden and for the time to start gardening again, so that I can join Fertilizer Fridays.
500 + your doing really good . I knew you would . You always have good advice . I love looking at your pretty flowers . Sorry I forgot my password for a while . I'm looking forward to spring and with your help I'll be planting my seeds soon . I don't have a green house but I'll put them in my south windows . Got to get some dirt and MG . Thanks for being there for us .
I just love your enthusiasm ,oh yeah and you colourful garden :)
Oh and did I mention Fertiliser Friday:)
congrats on this wonderful milestone...blogs are like our journal...that is what mine has become..sort of a personal and gardening journal...and what a wonderful surprise for those of us who follow...by the way thx for following me too...will see you for FF...
Very nice giveaway! I love all the things you have put together. Thanks for hosting and congrats on the 500! I would love to win!
Congrats on all of those followers. I can't wait to see all the goodies you plant this year.
I have had you on my sidebar blog roll forever now...just now clicked to become a follower, isn't kind of the same thing? Oh well, an entry for every comment made on this post? Link to you on Friday? Do I have this right? The first time I stumbled onto your blog and saw your header of your greenhouse garden...I fell hook line and sinker!
Then when I read about your seed starting success in your greenhouse..
I just couldn't get enough!
Then you were kind enough to email me with answers to gardening questions and then....
You started making crowns!!!!!!!!!!!
Am I doing this right, LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!
Congratulations for achieving your goal!!!
It's nice of you to collect cute stuff during your travel to giveaway. I do that too and it's definitely a joy for both the giver and the receiver.
That sounds fair enough way to have a giveaway!
Congrats on 500 and growing.
I think I fixed my blogger issues!!!! I had to log out..log in...log out and reboot my puter
Congratulations on 500! That's a lot!
And even if you'd asked, I couldn't come up with a favorite post. I just love seeing your garden in the summer and your greenhouse etc.
I love your colorful personality...matches the beauty of the flowers around you. You always have great info. I have been following for some time. You are not a follower of my blog. You have left many comments of which I love. Thanks and the give away items look great. Blessings!
Congratulations Glenda. I came across your blog when your greenhouse sister,Bren, couldn't stop talking about you. It was sure fun to chat at super sow Sunday, now wasn't it?
I love your passion for flowers. Nothing better than color in the garden.
Check out my blog sometime. I would be happy to have you as a follower.
Hey there Tootsie - congratulations girl. We all love to read what you write and ooohhh and aaaawwww over your beauties that you grow up there in Canada. You know I have followed you forever but never noticed that I wasn't shown on your list of followers so I just clicked it again and there I am. Hope you are having a good day.
so glad I happened upon your place today. Congratulations on your over 500 number..Wow.. I have only been blogging about a year now and I might say that it gets a little discouraging from time to time that I DON'T HAVE AS MANY FOLLOWERS AS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE. JUST HAVE TO REMEMBER IT'S GREAT THERAPY FOR ME.
Enjoyed your post.
Congratulations on all the followers. I love reading your blog and getting ideas. Right now I can't wait for the snow to end to work in my garden.
My goodness, who wouldn't want to follow you and see all you do! Not to mention you are delightful to know.
Congratulations on reaching 500.
Some times I think I could draw a picture with a note and attach it to a turtle and it would get there faster than the internet. Then there are times it goes faster thana speeding bullet. hehe Now I can't find where my spell check went!!!!Kathy
You have some beautiful things for your giveaway. Even though I visit your blog, I've never officially become a follower, but I have now.
Being an avid gardener, I have enjoyed joining you for Fertilizer Friday each week.
When I visit your blog it always makes me smile. There is not much to show here in the garden since it is winter but in the summer I try to always join you in FF. Love your blog!
I love all of your gardening posts...the post where you put your children's swimming pool in your greenhouse makes me smile when I think of it...
Congrats on hitting 500! Love reading your posts.
I don't think I have ever seen so many blooms in just one yard! I keeps me going until I can get on the yard this spring. It amazes me how well the gardens in Canada do in such a short season! In the South we get about 10 months to grow in. Love the blog! Carol
Hello sweet gardening friend! Just got home from my Mom's 75th birthday party- we pulled off a surprise party for her and she had a great time!
I'd love to win your great giveaway- could you add in a green thumb of yours or something to help me out too?
Congrats on your 500 followers, I bet its growing by the minute! Like me, always buying and giving souvenirs from my travels, no matter how small as giving is a pleasure!
Tootsie, I've been a follower since almost day 1 when I met you through RMS friends! I'm looking forward to see the lovely plants you grow this year. Someday my dream is to fly your little Tootsie self down here and have you work your magic on my yard, lol! You'd have your work cut out for you for sure! Sigh....someday I'll get this yard beautiful again. :)
Well, I would be on your heel strings if you lived closer....thinking of all your posts..besides the swimming pool, I really like the post ehre you and your mom are walking around and she gets scared.....cell phone right?
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