Friday, February 8, 2013

I’ve bragged too much “GIVEAWAY”!

I think I’ve bragged WAY too much about how warm it is here in Florida!

So it’s time to SEND some of that SUNSHINE to one of my blog buddies!

I put together some of my favorite things for one of you!

Let’s see what we have!

A BRIGHT sunshiny Tote bag that I made just for you!


Everything in bright sunshine colors…turquoise, orange and hot pink!


A pair of orange Spa socks, a turquoise Swedish Treasures Dishcloth, a Mystic Knotwork turquoise and white bracelet, a travel towel from Ultra Light towels (and my buddy, Kim at Snug Harbor Bay) and I’ll even include a few Florida seashells!

All you have to do is leave me a comment and say anything…well, anything sweet!

And if you want to follow, that would be great, too!

Everyone can enter, no matter where you live!

I’ll announce the winner on Valentine’s Day!

If you need some Florida sunshine…

this is the GIVEAWAY for YOU!


PatC - All is Bright said...

We have sunshine in Texas today, but I would still love some Florida sunshine too! Great give away! I'm in.

Sunshine hugs to you,

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Suzan said...

Hello to you in Florida from Georgia!!
The flower bag is adorable and I can see how it would be great to collect some seashells OR it could be used to collect some pinecones from Ga.
So many nice giveaways!!
Have a great weekend and Valentine's Day!!

Jane and Chris said...

We are in the midst of a snowstorm,it's miserable...if I win would you please add a bit of Florida weather to the bag?
Jane x

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Love the bag pattern and the colors. Maybe you could ship yourself along as well?? I'll take you out to play in the snow.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Aren't you a sweetheart! If you'd like some of my new snow, I'd be happy to send some your way! Pics on the blog this morning. I think we got another foot from Thursday's storm! Snowy hugs!!

Simply Shelley said...

I mailed your little package off yesterday...priority you should get in a day or two...enjoy :) Blessings

Vee said...

Oh you are too much! Always giving away some treasures. I think that tote bag filled with those "beachy" things would be terrific. Keep enjoying that warmth. It's helping!

Parsley said...

Oh we could all use some happy warm sunshine but in the mean time, this will do :) Please enter me. I follow.

Susie said...

We need sunshine in Indiana.:):) Actually it was sunny the past two days. Today not yet. I love the little bag you made yourself. That is a nice collection of things to cheer people up, who are in need of that wonderful drug"sunshine". So sign this old girl up please. xoxo,Susie

Unknown said...

You are so sweet, that daisy bag is ADORABLE!
from Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

How sweet!! the sunshine has been hiding here, such a wonderful giveaway you have put together in that beautiful tote bag!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a sweet and sunshiny giveaway! You are the best my friend. Love the bag and I'm intrigued by that 'bracelet'! hugs, Linda

Susan said...

I know I feel pretty awful having sunshine here today too while my daughter and friends are in the midst of a monster storm. Your lovely Give-Away will certainly add a smile to the recipient's face. Have a wonderful weekend, XOXO

It's Just Dottie said...

Oh What! A pretty giveaway.
Beautiful colors that make your heart sing. I would love to win. Smiles, Dottie

Karen said...

Well, right about now, with NEMO upon us, you KNOW I need some Florida sunshine.

Since I already have a Diane bag that I love and even some shells from when you sent them, I don't want to enter to win, someone else should get some of that sunshine from you :-)

maddyrose said...

Nobody needs Florida sunshine more than someone who lives where I do but at least we're not in the middle of a winter watch and don't need to worry about getting snowed in. Just coming to visit you has put some sunshine in my morning. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs

Anonymous said...

Come over to my place and let the sunshine out of that bag and yourself.

Maybe you would like to play in the 2 feet of snow in Canada.

We could to-gether make a huge, huge snowman if we could get down to the yard with out breaking our legs this weekend.

Love you give aways. Really is nice.Love the colors. Good luck to the winner to be chosen.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You are SUCH a cutie, Diane!! This is an adorable giveaway. You don't need to enter my name as I get my fair share of sunshine and things like that are staples at our home...but I think it is the cutest idea! Some snowbound blogger is going to love it! SO beachy!
You are quite the seamstress too!!
Love and hugs to you!
Sweetie, I am sorry I don't get over here as often as I should! Life is just getting in the way and even my posts are very short. I only have one toe in the blogging water, I'm afraid!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said... mistake. I have not a bag half as sweet as that one..and I have not a bracelet...yes..put me in that drawing!! I simply cannot resist. :) I just didn't want to be greedy but I caved in.

cucki said...

here in south africa it is super sunny..
please count me in too..
thank you
love x

Hillcresthome Prims said...

What a wonderful giveaway that you are doing. I love the colors of the beautiful bag and all the goodies.
That will bring alot of sunshine to anyone who wins.

We are getting over 25 inches of snow here in our small town of Hopkinton, Mass.

We have our firewood already and it is already snowing here.
My family is home, my husband came home early.

I would love if I can enter in your sunshine giveaway!

Have a blessed day,

Chatty Crone said...

Well it is not hard to say something nice to a nice person.
You are very sweet.

And I would love to be entered into the contest - that is very pretty!!


Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Even though the sun is shining here in northern Wisconsin, the temperature is in the teens. And we can always have more sunshine!

I had a dream the other night where it was 70 degrees outside and the sun was shining, and my husband asked, "aren't you going to go out on the deck and tan?" I answered, that no, it is not healthy for your skin to tan. Then the sun went behind a cloud and I was mad (still in my dream) that I hadn't laid out when I could.

Doesn't that mean that I REALLY need more sunshine.

Debby said...

No sunshine here today but we did have some the past two days. I would love to enter your sweet giveaway.

Unknown said...

Well, we have the sunshine today anyway. After days of darkness it is so welcome. I would love to enter your contest!

Carol said...

I do not have a blog. Middle TN needs sunshine
:-) Have a wonderful weekend!

Crafty in the Med said...

Hi there

thanks for your comment on my previous post. What do I see a giveaway, a wonderful giveaway at that! Please enter me for your giveaway I'd love to win some sea shells from Florida!
Our windy weather seems to have calmed down a bit now and we have the sun back with us. I'm lucky to live in the milder part of Spain where weather is concerned. Here in the Mediterranean we never have harsh winters not like up in the North in Galicia where they are having heavy snow falls.

keep well

Amanda :-)

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

I am a follower and send some joy your way. Have a very happy day! Di@Cottage-wishes

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

I would love to enter your sweet giveaway. What a bee-u-tee-ful "sunshine" array of gifts.

Thank you.

Prudence ♥

Martha said...

I love it! I had been thinking about doing a Valentine's Day swap and then time got away from me. Maybe I'll do like you and put together some stuff for a giveaway instead. What a great idea! I'd love to win your giveaway but since I'm in Florida too I hope someone outside of our sunny state will win.

Have a great weekend and don't forget Flashback Friday is open until Sunday at midnight if you still want to play along sometime over the weekend :)

annie said...

lovely things, they look my Sissy 2 color wise, and she's just beautiful!!! all elegance and flair, a real lady!

Finding Pam said...

I would enjoy that cute tote and its contents. I've been a recent follower. Love your blog.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oooh...what nice goodies! I'd love to be entered Diane! Thanks so much.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun giveaway and so generous of you, count me in! The sun is shining now, but it threatened to rain all day long.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Diane, what a wonderful bag full of sunshine! Would love a little bit of the real thing too! It was nice and sunshiny for a while today and then a blizzard blew in. Well, it is still Feburary.
Thanks for the sweet give away.

Unknown said...

Haha! Ohhh sunshine, I was just bragging about the avalanche of snow we got here! :) Lovely giveaway my dear! :D


Roxanne Reinhart said...

I absolutely love your tote bag. That fabric is too cute and definitely conjures up spring and summer and Florida!! It's cold here. I'm snuggled in a comforter and a quilt this evening!
Hugs back at ya, Diane.

Pondside said...

I'd settle for an hour of your Florida sunshine!....but the gift looks a treat too!

Leave It To Davis said...

Since Imagination and I are going to try to get in shape and lose some weight, I could sure use those orange spa socks!! And the dish towel would work great to wipe off my sweat from my forehead! I have sunshine....but would love the sea shells!! Cute bag, too!!!

Anonymous said...

I really need some Florida sunshine these days!!
I love the beautiful tote bag!!
Pick Me! Pick Me!!

Linda S
Kennesaw, GA

Angela FlowersMoore said...

I could sleep well with those orange spa socks and a little vaseline on my feet. Instant pedicure!! Thanks said...

Dear Diane,
when I read your blog.. I imagine myself sitting in the sun, sipping a margarida! with a big staw hat.
Some warm sun would be nice.. we have sun but it now and again wants to warm us..but its still cold.
How clever of you to sew such a lovely bag.
Please enter me for the giveway..
I will be in England at the time.. but I might get lucky..something different from Florida.
Happy weekend.
Thank you for your comments.

FeltByRae said...

Hallo - I found you from Dee Dee's Vintage Retro Delights blog... I love, love your blog and am your newest stalker!

What a delicious looking giveaway - I'm most envious of your sunshine as we are currently having another traditional British grey day over here!

RURAL said...

Diane, you are beyond sweet....

What a kind thing to do for all of us snow covered, and chilled bloggers out in blogland.


Brenda said...

How fun! We could use some bright cheery colors over here!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Dear Lavender Dreamer, we have sun! (not such a daily happening on the Pacific NW coast!)
If you add just a tiny amount of sand to the seashells, I'm in!
Thanks for the sweet opportunity!

Introverted Art said...

I am on the bagging wagon with you too, but it is just that it is so beautiful down here this time of the year. I was outside today and a group of people were videotaping themselves to their friends up north... hehehe

And that tote is the bomb!

acorn hollow said...

Oh put me in it has been a couple of years since we have been to your sunny florida and I need something sunny.
ps my skin always feels so great 24 hours after i get there.

nancy huggins said...

Please enter me too..we all need some warm sunshine now. If I win (fingers crossed) I will have to hide it all from my Daughter...I would like some sea shells too soo don't forget to put them in when I win :)

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

I need a bit of sunshine today: we are having an overcast: grey and cold day... :)

E. said...

i love the header shot. what a great view. some one is lucky to be in Florida ... such fun!! enjoy your time there. ( :

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

After an epic snowstorm with record breaking snow I would welcome sunshine in a bag! LOL!!!

Brag, it's OK! :-)

Anonymous said...

Aw shucks Diane! Here I was about to say something not so nice until you told us we had to be sweet to win. There you go and ruin my fun. Just kidding!

We're just having the same old boring cold weather here in the south. However if it's going to be cold and gray, I'd much rather see some snow.

Whoever wins your giveaway will be getting some sweet things from a sweet friend! I'm excited to throw my name in the hat.

tpott said...

I could use something Bright and Sunshiny today. I live on Long Island NY and in some areas where I was shoveling it was up to my chest (I'm 4 9). I'm glad the storm came on a Friday night, I didn't have to worry about my family driving anywhere. We have a large snow blower and still my husband was out there 7to8 hours. I did the back deck for my dog and took over an hour. At least the kids had a great time, we can rest another day. Hope everyone is safe and has a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for the cheery, bright giveaway you're very generous! ;-> Toni Anne

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hmmmm... I live in the Pacific Northwest... and if ANYBODY could use a little sunshine, it'd be the webbed foot folk up here..... So COLD and generally........RAINY! Love your giveaway.. How generous.


Pam said...

I love Oregon but we are still frozen and would love some warm coastal sunshine.

Claudya Martinez said...

I want to win!

Tina said...

What a cute tote and other great stuff, too :0)
Would love to win!

Unknown said...

Me too, put me in, I have that same fabric but do not have a bright tote like that. I made some ModPodge bowls with mine. I always love your blog just the thought of lavender makes me happy.

Diane Writes said...

Hi namemate! Your giveaway will be perfect for me. As you know, I live in a country that always have summer haha All the godies are perfect for me here. :)

Thank you for sharing your blessings with us. Wishing you more happiness here in the blogosphere.

Susan said...

Oh yes, I definitely would like some SUNSHINE! Your giveaway looks terrific. Please put my name into the hat and then pull it out. ha ha

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. Love your visits! Susan

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

After a busy weekend I'm finally getting around for visits. A great idea Diane to send someone a bit of Florida fun and shells.
Please enter my name.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

So sweet of you to think of those who don't have your gorgeous weather! It's sunny here in MO today, but yesterday was cloudy and very windy. I feel for those in the NE and northern states, we haven't had anything like that this year...thank goodness!

Lady Linda said...

Could use some sunshine here! Kind of gray and wet out here in OR! Great give away.

ImagiMeri said...

Hello pretty lady,

Well, normally, we have lots of sunshine here in AZ, too, but lately we've been getting lots of rain and cloud unusual. So, I'll take you up on your offer of sunshine......send it all sweetie!


Katrina said...

I live in Florida but I could always use some new goodies.

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

What a neat idea! Love your sweet blog!
Jayma @

Unknown said...

I think your lovely tote bag, would look pretty sweet on a California beach!! Thanks for the nice of you!


Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I am soooo ready for bright sunshine colors! Just had my toes painted ocean blue. LOL We leave for Key West this weekend! Thank you for your visit to my blog, and for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

i love your blog, it has soooo many beautiful pictures of florida!
i love the picture of sunset in florida, oh and i start thinking to retire in florida too!

i am from Indonesia, and if florida is too far away from my country, i'll choose Lombok instead, you should see the pictures of beaches in Lombok. It is also beautiful~

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I rushed right over to get my entry in!! LOL!!
I would love to be entered.
Thanks so much for telling me about and Good Luck to you in my giveaway and Congrats on your Blog Anniversary!!


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