Friday, October 21, 2016

Flower Photo: Yellow Flowers at Cedar Creek

Yellow Flowers at Cedar Creek Photo by Aquariann

As promised last Flower Friday, here are the yellow flowers that waved me closer while walking the path between Virginia's Natural Bridge and Lace Falls in Virginia. I ventured onto the rocks along Cedar Creek to meet their bright beauty. Although quite friendly, they refused to tell me their name. Anyone know it?

Featured Flower Picks:
Mini Bell Flowers by Ulrika White Calla Flower by Frauke Chestnut Tiger Butterfly by Miyako
Mini Bell FlowersWhite CallaChestnut Tiger Butterfly

How To Plant Your Own Post for Flower Friday:
The only rule to play is that you can only add one link per week! The post doesn't even have to mention flowers, but only ones that do will be eligible for being picked as a feature next week. I will be sharing my flower image on other blog hops, namely Wordless Wednesday, and welcome all family-friendly links from fellow bloggers. Crafters can even link up an Etsy listing or other shop product! But if you want to promote a prize, please add it to my Giveaway Chest Linky instead to entice more treasure hunters.

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Flower Friday

Other flower hops where I've planted my post this week include Floral Friday Fotos, I Heart Macro, My Weekend Flower, Saturday Show Off and Today's Flower.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Giveaway Linky of Treasure

Ahoy, me hearties! Instead of burying yer treasure, add it to me giveaway chest so entrants can battle over winning yer prize. This be an ongoing giveaway linky, so me mates shan't waste time anchoring down the same sweepstakes to enter more than once. I be updating the giveaway list every week to dig up a new booty feature and remove expired giveaways.

Submissions from this list are also commandeered to categorize treasures for me mateys to plunder on me giveaway blog. I be blogging in me spare time and not demanding gold in return, so please understand that adding yours to me giveaway linky does not guarantee it will also appear on the giveaway website. To maximize your chances, add it at least a week before the deadline.

Only links including the prize, end date AND what countries are eligible to enter will be considered. And it's first come, first sailed for group giveaways - any duplicate giveaway on a different blog will be deleted.

Please follow this format when typing the Name:
Month/Day It Expires: Giveaway Prize Description (Shipping Restrictions).
(WW = Worldwide, US/CAN = United States and Canada, and US = United States.)

Featured Booty
Featured Booty of the Week:
Alice In Wonderland Giveaway

Prize: $400 Prize Pack
End Date: November 1, 2016
Available: United States

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Giveaway Chest Linky

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Handmade Giveaway: $30 Gift Card to Porter & Hazel, Vintage Leather Goods

Handmade Giveaway by Porter & Hazel
While exploring Virginia's Natural Bridge for our anniversary last month, a tour guide walking by told us to follow her. Perhaps it was the comic book shirt Ogre was wearing, but she said we seemed like souls who wouldn't want to miss this tucked away treasure. Off the path, on a rock we may have never noticed, was carved a J.R.R. Tolkien quote, "STILL ROUND THE CORNER THERE MAY WAIT A NEW ROAD OR A SECRET GATE; AND THOUGH I OFT HAVE PASSED THEM BY, A DAY WILL COME AT LAST WHEN I SHALL TAKE THE HIDDEN PATHS THAT RUN WEST OF THE MOON, EAST OF THE SUN."

She said it was a mystery who carved it, then moved on to let us revel in the magic of the moment. When returning home from vacation, I found I had been contacted to host a giveaway for Porter & Hazel. The timing seemed like fate had intervened when I delved deeper into Chris and Jessica Johannesen's handmade shop. They engrave words into gorgeous jewelry and accessories, such as the luggage tag pictured above with my favorite Tolkien quote.

Thus one of you will be lucky to wander into winning a $30 gift card from them! And for the rest of you that don't win, you can still use the coupon code "MTAQ1015" to get 20% off any order through November 30, 2016. They have dozens of designs to choose from in their shop. Even better, if you don't see a quote that speaks to you on the piece you want, you can customize it with words of your choice. As said so eloquently on their About page, "Words are a journey of the heart. They make you hear, feel, see, and most importantly they make you remember."

Porter and Hazel on Etsy

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win worldwide giveaway before 11:59pm EST on November 5, 2016. Be sure to leave the mandatory comment on the blog post with the same name you use to fill out the Rafflecopter - all entries by winner must be easily verified or a new winner will be chosen. Not including usernames when asked will also disqualify you.

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