Wednesday, February 11, 2009

100th Post Give Away!!

**NOW CLOSED** Winner announced Sunday night

OK, so technically this is my 110th post... but this is a belated celebration of my centennial "issue" of Armchair Housewife. A giveaway!

My first giveaway is going to be this lovely, adorable retro apron that I bought at an antique store a couple of weeks ago. It's super cute, but the truth is I just don't wear half-aprons. If I'm going to wear an apron, its going to be a full one, and so this pretty little thing has just been sitting in a drawer. I thought about trying to make it a decoration of some kind in my kitchen, but I'm not creative enough to know how, and I'd rather someone else enjoy it!

Isn't it cute?
Look at the adorabe details!

You should make an apple pie when you wear this!

But wait, there's more!! The second part of the give away is six pictures that I will send you electronically as files. These are pictures I have aquired myself by taking photos of old magazines, and when I send them to you you will have full permission to use them in any way you wish. And of course when I send them to you, they won't have "Armchair Housewife" on them!

Unlike other giveaways you might have seen, I am not using this to entice more people to read my blog. I don't want you to advertise my giveaway on your blog, and I don't plan to "advertise" this giveaway in comment posts of blogs I read. I want to do it 1) because it's fun, and 2) I am hoping to see who is reading my blog now, and how many are regular readers. Iknow there are a lot of people out in blogland who don't "follow" or comment, so this will hopefully give me a feel for who's stopping in.

TO ENTER the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment, and tell me how frequently you read Armchair Housewife:

1.) Frequently
2.) Ocassionaly
3.) This is my first time stopping by

The answer will not affect your chances of winning; I will let this post stand until Sunday and I will then put all your names in a bowl and draw one. I will post the winner on Sunday and then leave instructions for connecting with you.
For some reason the give away doesn't interest you, I'd still love to know if you're reading. I'd be blessed if you left a comment anyway, telling me how frequently you stop in, and just make a note that you aren't interested in the apron or the pictures.
Thanks so much for stopping by, ladies, and I look forward to seeing who wins the draw!


Lianne said...

Who doesn't love an apron with built-in recipes? :)

Do you even need to ask? You know I'm a frequent flyer/regular reader here. LOL

Have a great day! (And thanks for the award yesterday. I've got a couple of those to catch up on, so I'll do it soon.) You rock!

The Southern Housewife said...

Oh goodess! I swear I was just coming by to give you some hugs for all of your sweet and insightful comments on my blog. I promise in no way that I'm just commenting now because of your giveaway....although I do want to enter! :) Love the apron, love the pictures, love it all!! Thank you for your generosity!

PS-I stop by occasionally but I need to start following you so that I can see when you have new posts!

Armchair Housewife said...

Mrs Southern you are too cute. I know you stop by some times, and I don't mind people entering who just happened to pop by, that's great too! Just not going to go out of my way to advertise.

Thanks for stopping in!

Sarah D. said...

I read your blog everyday!! It makes me feel like we're neighbors and sharing a cup of virtual coffee!!

Christy Lee said...

The apron is beautiful.

I actually stopped by because I am neglecting my blog lately due to Jeremiah being ill, college, and multiple other sidetracks, but I went through my comments and decided to say hi.

I hope you are doing well!

Christy Lee
*~Petals and Pine~*

Armchair Housewife said...

Welcome, Christy Lee. Consider yourself entered. :)

Tara said...

I am a FREQUENT reader!!! ; ) Totally loving that apron.

On another note, thank you so much for your encouraging words. I am so lucky to have a blogger friend like you! ; )

Armchair Housewife said...

Tara, you're a sweetie and I'm honored to have you reading. I am praying for you, you courageous, tough woman you!

brenda said...

HI... I JUST found your blog! OH MY GOSH is all I can say! Too wonderful! In fact,I should be working but I'm sitting here going thru ALL of it :) does that make me a frequent stalker to your blog? lol... please enter me in the giveaway! LOVE the apron! LOVE the pictures even MORE! how cute would those looked framed and hung up!!!
have a SUPER day!

Molly said...

I am a frequet reader of your blog and so enjoy reading your blogs! I know you don't know me but I feel like I know you!

I pray you would have a blessed day today!


Armchair Housewife said...

Brenda- Welcome! I am so glad that you are enjoying the blog, that means a lot. Be sure to come back and be part of the community. If you decide to start your own blog, be sure to let me know!

Molly- I saw that you were now a "follower" of my blog and I wanted to say thanks but as you didn't have an email on your profile or your own blog, I didn't know how to write to you. BUT I am super honored that you read regularly and so appreciate your input.

Angela said...

Well I'm a follower, so whenever you have a new post, I RUN over here..LOL. I collect aprons girl, I wear them every day, with my pearls on of course!!

Armchair Housewife said...

OK, Ang... you beat me with the pearls, girl. :) Thanks for running, not walking, to my blog! HaHA!

sunshine said...

Well as you know, I'm a "Follower" so whenever you have a new post I come right over. (sometimes I even push Angie out of the way to get here first.. that's how hardcore I am)
Very cute apron! Thanks for having a give a way. Congrats on your 100th (okay 110th) post! Looking forward to all the ones you have yet to write!

Armchair Housewife said...

LOL! Laura, that was far, far too funny. :)

So honored to have you along for the "ride". :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the apron!!! I read your blog every day! I usually sit down at my computer early while waiting for my daughter to get on the bus, around 6:00 AM and make my rounds. Then come back and check again later in the day. I know, I'm addicted, remember??
Anyway, hope I win!!! Should be fun to see who wins!!!

Jeannie said...

This is my first time stopping by and I stumbled upon your blog via a comment you left over on Warm Pie Happy Homes blog(isnt that just the greatest blog), anyhow I am glad I came over here you too have a wonderful blog going on here and I may just have to keep coming back to read the other posts...I love vintage and old time items, in fact I keep my home with still useful heirloom items passed down in my family

Molly said...

I did update my profile with my email and even a picture. Maybe someday I will even write a blog myself.

Armchair Housewife said...

Hey, Molly, nice to "see" you! And I see you are a dog lover, too! Excellent. When and if you start a blog, I'm there!


Tami said...

This is my first time visiting your blog I found your blog via Walking on Sunshine! Such a wonderful giveaway...I love the apron as well as the images. You have a cute blog!

Have a wonderful night!

Proverbs 27:19 said...

This is my first time stopping by. I am browsing blogs in hopes of finding sites like this one.

What is "Armchair Housewife?"


Zebu said...


This is the first time I have visited your blog. I like what I see and love vintage signs and magazines! Please enter me in your give-away, as I also adore vintage aprons. :)

Thank you so much.