Friday, August 8, 2008

I Heart You



Well, it sorta looks like a heart, doesn't it?  Anyway, I just wanted to let you  know how very much I appreciate the time you took yesterday to vote in the photo contest for me.  You are all such wonderful blogging friends!  

So, to say "thank you,"  I am putting together a special giveaway.  It will include some decorating books (gently used), some thrifted treasures, and some photo notecards made by yours truly.  :)  Just leave a comment on this post between now and Monday 6:30 am Eastern time, and you will be entered.  If you are not a blogger, you may still enter.  Just leave me your email address so I can reach you if you win.

Thank you so much, and have a wonderful weekend, dear friends!

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Voting is open in the contest until August 31st, and there are some really wonderful photos there.  If your only experience of New Jersey is the Turnpike, or The Sopranos, I urge you to go and take a look.  It is a beautiful state.  :)

62 comments:

  1. Hi Mary,
    Good luck with the contest. Your pictures are wonderful. You certainly have an eye for composition.
    Wishing you as wonderful Sunny weekend, Janie

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  2. Please enter me in your contest...I love your photographs! I love to take photos...just not so great at it yet...thank goodness for digital where you can easily delete the bad ones!

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  3. Have you ever taking a photography class? Do you work with all the "buttons" on your camera, or are you a point and click kinda girl that just catches the beauty with your eyes? I always look forward to your posts....

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  4. Dear Mary,

    Your photos are simply wonderful and it was my pleasure to vote for you. I'd love to be entered in your contest. My photographic efforts are basic point-and-shoot, so I am in awe of your talent.

    Best wishes,
    Claudia

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  5. Entering into your contest will be fun, love all your shots!

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  6. Thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to vote for you. It was my pleasure to vote as you give me so much joy from your blogs. You are an amazing lady. Thanks for offering up the fun contest too!

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  7. It was a pleasure Mary, I got to see so many pretty pictures...I hope you win !!

    Kathy ;)
    jokaj@comcast.net

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  8. Good luck with the photo contest! You had some great photo's entered!

    So are you printing your own notecards, or getting them printed somewhere? I've been looking into some different online printers, where you upload to them and they mail back the prints or items.

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  9. Good luck in the upcoming contest. I just KNOW you will win it.
    I have been blessed with many blogger gifts lately so I won't enter my name in your generous giveaway; just good, good luck to those that enter.
    hugs, bj

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  10. Hi Mary,

    Your pictures are always so stunning. I always enjoy the lovely eye candy you bring to us :)

    Happy Friday!

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  11. Sorry I was not here in time to vote for you! It has taken me some time to get on an even keel after my trip. But is so nice to be back and visiting your blog. I love your heart-shaped leaf! Love Eleanor

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  12. I will go and vote - I love your photos, so it will be a no brainer!

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  13. Mary, I relate sooo much to you from that last post about having that "fifth limb" of a camera! It's my hobby/obsession too (some might just say obsession LOL). Anyway, I'm all signed up to vote for you and your wonderful photo eye. Good luck!!

    Thanks for putting together a drawing...it's fun to join in!

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  14. Love your photos. They are beautiful! Good luck! Please enter me in your contest and feel free to enter mine as well (it starts tomorrow)at Just Another Hang Up!

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  15. You're already a winner, Mary! just need the contest people to catch up on that fact. Never been to New Jersey but who knows, someday, God willing.

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  16. Hi Mary;
    You've got me finally taking my camera along on all my walks, something I always intend to do but usually have never quite remembered. A contest, how fun! I'd love to join in!! Thanks, and have a really nice weekend.
    Marcia

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  17. Good luck on your photo contest! You have a true artist's eye!
    lvetopaint@comcast.net

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  18. I'm new to your site and was thrilled to vote for you. I'm enjoying your beautiful photography and I wish you the very best!

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  19. I love your photographs...the one of the beach with all the colorful umbrellas is simply stunning. I've never been much of a picture taker until I started blogging. Up until today my digital camera didn't even have a memory card. It would hold 15 pics total. Today...thanks to an hour drive to Circuit City...it holds ALMOST 300!!! I feel like I died and went to camera heaven! I'll let you be my inspiration to really get some use out of all that memory!

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  20. I know I cna only speak for myself, but let me tell you, the pleasure was all mine. Your photos are fantastic and I really enjoyed looking at them!

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  21. wish we could vote more than once, you know we all would vote for you as many times as they let us. Sign me up for that prize please and thanks again for your kind comments.

    Janet

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  22. I enjoyed visiting the contest! Good luck to you!

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  23. Hi, Mary, I'd love to be in your giveaway.

    Rhoda

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  24. Hi Mary
    Good luck with the contest. Your photos are great.

    Like you said there is more to NJ than the Turnpike and the Sopranos.

    Teresa
    tbarnardvolb@aol.com

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  25. That was just plain fun, Mary dear! You so deserve to have your photos published and this is a great opportunity! ((hugs)) Rosie

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  26. Good luck with the contest. Great photo but that's no surprise, you have such an "eye". I voted, be sure to update when you can. Oh! I'd love to be entered in your give away.

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  27. I voted and enjoyed seeing the pictures, since I've never been to New Jersey! I've gotten a lot of inspiration from your blog! Thanks and Good Luck!

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  28. Good luck, Mary! Love your photos.

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  29. I love your blog and your photography is always top notch!

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  30. Hi Mary -
    What a sweet picture of the heart leaf! Please add me to the give-away. It sounds like fun.
    ~Adrienne~

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  31. How sweet of you to have a give-away. I voted for your pictures. Good luck. There are some amazing photos entered. I'm glad that I wasn't a judge that had to pick just one.
    *hugs*

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  32. New Jersey IS a beautiful state. It's where I grew up.

    Mary, where did you have your notecards done? Please enter me in your contest!

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  33. I heart you too. Your photos and thoughts are a bright spot in my morning:>) Have a great weekend Mary!

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  34. Yeah, well, I really like you, too, Mary! :D

    Good luck with the photography contest, too.

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  35. I'm a newbie here! Sent over frome Kate. A photo bug myself. Would love to be entered into your contest :)!

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  36. Love your blog. Very inspirational!

    Please enter my name!

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  37. Oh how sweet, a heart leaf. You always find the beauty in all of nature. My pleasure to vote for you. Hey, I was on that beach the day you took the picture! I was the one with the colorful umbrella! Did you see me waving? lol! Love all of your pictures, Mary. I would love to own some of your note cards.Have a great weekend!

    dustbun55@aol.com

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  38. ...Hopped over here via Country Girls site and I visit over here often but I'm just a lurker - I love your decorating style, so pretty!

    ...Please enter me into your contest. I love to sit in my fav' chair and peruse decorating books.

    ...Thanks for the contest! Have a nice weekend too!

    ...Blessings... :o)

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  39. Came over here through Country Girl. I'm adding you to me feed right now so I'll be back!!!
    Good luck in your competition. I'm voting for you.

    Jessica
    www.momshots.com

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  40. excellent blog and post! Blog with a special energy positives. I will read you in the future - I want to you all the best
    Steven

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  41. Your photos are great! Just happened upon them and your blog. I hope to be a regular reader. My hubby and I are trying to buy a farm. It's a big YIKES! for this city girl.

    Thanks for the opportunity at the decorating books. I need all the help I can get!

    Thank you!
    Nicole Burns
    burnsfamily4@bellsouth.net

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  42. Good luck in the contest..We all shoot for ourselves, but it's nice when other people love what we do.

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  43. Good Luck with the contest. your photos are always so special
    Alison

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  44. Beautiful photos! Would love to win such great prizes. Mona

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  45. Lovely photos! I would love to be entered in your contest, Thanks!
    kakathy@aol.com

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  46. Oops! Can't believe I had a typo on my email address! It's kykathy@aol.com, not kakathy! Long day! :)

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  47. Mary, I've been voting my heart out!
    Your photos deserve to be in there. The flowers are spectacular, but so are your landscapes. Loved the fog photo. I voted under Nivek Sevarg. My name backwards....or Titanic....I think. I knew you wouldn't know who that was.

    You should publish your photos.

    And yes, please enter me!

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  48. Hi Mary, I'm so happy for you. Great job on the photos and good luck with the contest. I voted for all your shots.

    Now I'm joining your contest, haha.
    Thank you.

    Jeannie

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  49. I'm here! Now off to vote on the pictures.

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  50. Good luck with the contest!! Your pic is beautiful!!

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  51. Mary,

    I love your pictures, and I definitely voted for you. Love your blog, too!

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  52. Your photographs are beautiful. Good luck in the contest!

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  53. Hi Mary :)

    I'm glad I clicked over here today. I just voted on your beautiful picture. Good luck!

    hugs,
    rue

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  54. Enjoy your pictures. Good luck!

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  55. Hi, Mary I love your photos and I am glad I found your blog again.I was on earlier and forgot to star it and then mistakenly thought you were a New Zealand blogger.I also love photography so I will be back often.I'm sure you will be a winner!I would love to be part of your contest. Now I will go vote for you. Carolyn

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  56. Hi Mary, Just want to say that I really love your blog - I also love dishes and I love your quaint house - so much more character than the new McMansions - no thank you, I do NOT want to live in one! Check out the Homespun living blog - I think you would enjoy it as she is into thrifting and has similar tastes! Vicki at Amarykinwoman@sbcglobal.net

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  57. Hi Mary, Just want to say that I really love your blog - I also love dishes and I love your quaint house - so much more character than the new McMansions - no thank you, I do NOT want to live in one! Check out the Homespun living blog - I think you would enjoy it as she is into thrifting and has similar tastes! Vicki at Amarykinwoman@sbcglobal.net

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  58. Wonderful photos, Mary. I've never visited your beautiful home state, but it is on my list of places to see. Good luck in the contest, although it looks like you don't need any luck. It's all a matter of talent, and you have that in abundance. So, I'll say that I look forward to seeing your photos in a coffee table book :)

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  59. Your pictures are each lovely. I think I voted for each one of yours.

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  60. i can't wait to check out our photos!

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  61. Hi Mary...I voted for you...I hope you do well!!
    Hugs,
    Robin

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  62. Am I late ? I don't really know, but I'd like to join if it's still possible !

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