Monday, November 28, 2016

I shopped for you ‘GIVEAWAY’!!!

Well, it was a hard job, but someone had to do it!

I went to all my favorite shops in the Asheville, NC area and bought something at each one to send to one of you! (I wish I could send everyone something!)

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First I went to Mast General in downtown Hendersonville and bought you a pair of hiking socks (I bought myself some too and I love them!)

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(taken right outside the store)

They are made right here in NC and perfect for walking shoes or lightweight hikers.

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Then I went to Honeysuckle Hollow and Jan was happy to see me. She has so many unique things in her store and I always find pretty things.

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She had this Lavender Vanilla soap, made by Essential Journeys in Asheville, NC! YAY!

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I stopped at LuLu’s consignment (a couple of times) and bought something for the holidays!

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And then I drove out to A Day in the Country

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and found this beautiful journal.

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I tried to think if I had a theme going and the best I could do was this…

You can put on the socks and go for a brisk walk, come home and write all of your info in the journal (where you went, how far, your time, if you saw anything interesting, etc), and then take a refreshing shower with the scented soap. Oh and since you were so good to get your exercise, you can go in the kitchen and bake something ‘low cal’ and use the potholder! hahaha! LOW CAL? What’s that?

Anyone can enter this giveaway! Just leave me a sweet comment and you will be entered.

Is that easy enough? I mean I did all the hard work…all that shopping and everything!

I’ll choose a winner on Friday, December 2nd!

Good Luck!

56 comments:

Debby Ray said...

Diane, these are wonderful gifts and it is so kind and generous of you to be thinking of your fellow bloggers... to purchase them and have this lovely giveaway! These all look like really great little shops! What a sweetheart you are!♥♥♥

Stacey said...

It was so incredibly kind of you to go shopping for us. Your wanderings around North Carolina sound pretty great to me! ;)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Such dedication!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane! I love all the wonderful items. What a great giveaway, you are so nice! The shops look wonderful, I would like to check them out myself someday. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

NanaDiana said...

Hi Diane,
I LOVE your giveaway BUT I will let someone else have the pleasure of winning. I have just gone through the whole 'packing up my stuff to go to the warehouse' so I am 'spare and bare' here now (for me)....besides...IF I won I would feel the need to HIKE and right now I am just too darned tired! lol xo Diana

ps. Good job doing all that hard work for your readers!

Karen Ann said...


I don't need the gifts so don't count this comment, however.. had to say, what a lovely thing to do, you put so much into it. One of your visitors will be lucky indeed. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Arlene Grimm said...

What a fun giveaway Diane. I have a brother in law who lives in Brevard and I love shopping in NC. Will have to look up some of the shops you mentioned.

Sandy said...

I love how you tied all your gifts together. Sounds like a good plan to me.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What cute gifts and I think you had a good time shopping for us!! I'm ready to put up my tree and see if Miss Annie thinks it's a new toy for her! Wish me luck. Hugs!!

Stephanie said...

My sweet friend, what a lovely giveaway! You are so sweet to offer your blogging friends a chance to win. I will politely sit this one out so that another delightful lady can have the chance of winning {{smiles}}

Hugs to you, dear one!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a sweet giveaway Diane. I hope you have a lovely week. Hugs. Pam

Susie said...

Diane, I like the looks of the stores from outside. The bench in front of the Honeysuckle Hollow store looks to be lavender...just your color. :):) I bet the soap smells heavenly. I know you enjoyed the shopping. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Lavender sis, you are so sweet and thoughtful with the items you purchased for your giveaway and I'm proud of you to see something lavender in it. :-)
I would love to be entered in your draw seeing as you did so much good shopping for it!
Hugs,

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh, this looks a very nice giveaway ... but I will sit this one out.
I just want to wish good luck (and well done) to whoever wins the draw and gets your give-away.

All the best Jan

Debby said...

What a sweet thing to do and fun. I may do that on my blog...

Regardless if I win or not, the thought is what counts. BTW, I am a fairly new follower. God Bless

Ariadne said...

I guess the theme is cozy and happy! Because a giveaway such a this makes you both cozy and happy!Thanks for the generosity. AriadnefromGreece!

Danice said...

What great giveaway items! You are so thoughtful. 'Looks like you really had fun shopping. I'd love a chance to win :)

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oh what a fun post Diane, and such lovely gifts too. It sounds like you had fun creating this wonderful giveaway. I would certainly treasure it if I won. Thank you for the chance and Merry Christmas!

Happyone said...

Oh what lovely gifts. I would love everything. Those socks would be perfect on my morning walks.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, you found a lot of goodies while you were out shopping, Diane. I cam smell the lavender soap from here. And that bird journal is so cute. Yes, I'd love a chance to win the giveaway. Count me in!

~Sheri

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a very special thing to do for your blog readers! I am so happy to have met you, and feel like we have much in common, as those hiking socks could surely be a blessing to me here as hiking is something I love to do :) What a fun day you had, visiting all the special shops! Such a fun post, so happy to have visited you, and pray the joy of giving is returned to you in great measure :)

podso said...

What a thoughtful blogger you are, to think of your blog friends when you are away from your blog and out of town. I know they are all so thoughtfully chosen!

carol l mckenna said...

So generous of you and what delightful photos you found along your shopping travels ~ delightful!

Wishing you a gentle week ~ ^_^

Primitive Stars said...

You are so so sweet, blessed to call you friend.Hugs Francine.

camp and cottage living said...

You've been busy, Diane! I hope you had your hiking socks on.
It's a great give-away and your plan for using it sounds ideal.

Marlene Plasencia said...

You had to shop for us Diane, lol. Great goodies you picked up, so sweet of you.
Sending blessings,
Marlene

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Wow - aren't you sweet and generous. Even if I don't win it was fun to see what you all got. Have a great week!

Blondie's Journal said...

You are so sweet and generous Diane! I LOVE Mast General store...we have visited the one in Asheville and Hendersonville. Something for everyone.

You are so sweet to have this giveaway. Please don't count me in...I'm able to enjoy all these goodies so let someone else enjoy the beautiful mountain area we love!

Jane

Lorrie said...

Haha, you went to a lot of work for us! And we appreciate you! How fun to tie everything together with that little story!

BeachGypsy said...

Lots of cool things there, whoever wins will be blessed! Love how you showed each store the items came from, cool idea!!

Rob S. said...

Very thoughtful gifts. When I think of things that my wife would love, it would include all of these. Very sweet!

Linda said...

Very nice idea! And shopping local is good for the economy. A lot of people complain about jobs going overseas and then go to the discount store and fill their cart with stuff from China!

riitta k said...

You have found cute little pieces. What a great Christmas good will you have! Wishing you a lovely week.

pailofpearls said...

These are lovely gifts. You have great taste.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

You went to some lovely stores to pick out gifts that could be just for me :). I know I would make good use of them if I'm the lucky winner.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Bonitos detalles y preciosas fotos!!! bss

Junkchiccottage said...

Diane,
What a fun giveaway. I love the theme you put together. Love the town of Hendersonville. I visited that town when my hubby was on a job interview out there. It is a cute and quaint town. Happy New Week.
Hugs,
Kris

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, what a generous giveaway. You have pulled together items that everyone would love. I would love to enter too. Thank you for the opportunity.
Wishing you a beautiful first week of December. Hugs

Four Paw Savings said...

You have wonderful taste! I love those socks and the soap. They would probably be my favorite items from the whole set. I need to take a day like that and just spend time browsing in cute shops.

nlbourassa (at) gmail (dot) com

Marie J said...

What wonderful items to win! And if I don't, at least I know some places to visit when I visit Asheville on Dec. 30! But if I do win, it's a great way to celebrate my son's birthday, lol!! Thank you!! Just in case - mompatriot @ gmail . com

Connie said...

What a sweet give-a-way and what a sweet girl for thinking of others. You certainly have some interesting places to shop.
That store "A Day In The Country" looks awesome.
Thanks for the opportunity.
Happy Holidays,
Connie :)

Joy H said...

You are too sweet! Looks like some fun shops to go into too. Glad you are back to blogging again!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Such a thoughtful idea to go shopping for your blogger friends. I've been to that store in Asheville, and it is a lot of fun to browse there. Love the little story you made up for the "theme." Blessings, Deborah

Happy@Home said...

How sweet of you to shop for us on your vacation. You have put together a wonderful and thoughtful giveaway. We appreciate your hard work :).

Peggy said...

My family is from the Asheville area-beautiful place! We visited last year for a family reunion.
Thanks,
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What fun - and what great finds - someone is going to have a great package when they win - you are so sweet to think of your friends when you are out shopping. I'll catch up on my blog reading soon - I hope.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You made wonderful purchases, Diane! I love scented soap and I should also invest in a good pair of hiking socks someday. I have been Christmas shopping online the past two days--dizzying!

Janey and Co. said...

Let's see...supposed to be a sweet comment. I will try my best. not really awake yet.
What interesting looking shops. I should hang out there longer when I go to the Biltmore.
We are actually driving through soon on our way to Charlotte for Christmas. Visiting friends in Tenn. onthe way....but a little nervous heading that way due to the fires.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Diane, how sweet of you to shop for this darling giveaway!! I visited Hendersonville with my late beloved, a year before he passed away, and we had the best time. That town is so cute with all the shops, good restaurants, and all those colorful bears. Love to you, sweet friend!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

These are all wonderful. Just like you. XO Laura

Carla from The River said...

Thank you my friend. What a fun giveaway!!
You did such a fun job writing up about the shops and the giveaway.
Thank you for the chance to win!
Carla

Curtains in My Tree said...


LOL you have that all figured out how to use each item. I would like to see LuLu store ,is she the one who use to blog? and her husband's name is Joe? just curious I miss her blog anyway
That was a good days shopping for your give a way
Hope I am the lucky gal

Donna G said...

A sweet collection of wonderful things! It's so fun that you went to all of your favorite shops to get these. Thanks for some goooood shopping!

Maggie Ann said...

You are so much fun! I am going to google the Essential Journys and see if maybe I could get more info about the soap. Thanks for the comment you left me on my blog...you are a sweetheart to do that, when you have so much going on here. I really enjoyed your blog....and the comment about low cal anything? oh how true. And don't we love to bake, what a shame its all loaded with calories....well kind of a shame but good.

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Diane!

This is such a wonderful giveaway! I never miss a trip into Mast General Store when we are at our place in Asheville. We've been to Hendersonville a few times, too. Now, you have to tell me where A Day In The Country is at...sounds great!

Thanks for your visit! Will you be going to Florida soon?

Jane x

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Those are sweet and thoughtful gifts, Diane! Love that pretty soap! xx Karen