Speaking of Giveaways...

The giveaway poll results showed that most of you enjoy contests and giveaways on blogs, but your comments told me that you really do prefer easy giveaways, and that it's difficult to find the time to tweet a giveaway, go to a product website and pick your favorite, FB about a giveaway, blog about a giveaway, etc., etc.  Which is understandable.  We're all pressed for time these days.  Goodness, I know I find it difficult to find the time to sit down at my computer and just visit/comment on all my favorite blogs!!!  And I always enjoy finding NEW blogs, but where do I find the time for that too??

What I learned from your comments and what I'll try to do in the future... keep my giveaways simple, and for the most part, only include items that are hand-made and home-made by me!  I've received a few emails from outside companies interested in having me promote their products.  I think my rule of thumb on this topic is going to be ONLY if it's a product that is dear to my heart and that I can endorse whole-heartedly!  And that hasn't happened yet.

So, moving on.... Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain is having a lil giveaway.  Right now, she's giving away a dozen I Heart You cookies for YOU and a bag of Barnyard Pals for your furry pup friend.  You have until next Friday, April 9th, to enter.  She'll be having different giveaways the entire month, promoting fellow bloggers' handmade items, so you'll want to keep an eye on her blog - she just had a giveaway for a beautiful chicken nest box last week!  I think it's a wonderful idea, and I wish I had thought of it first!  :-)  Check out her fresh new blog design while you're there.  I'm lovin' it, and thinking that maybe it's time for me to freshen up my blog design... hmmm... not now, maybe later.

Y'all have a wonderful Thursday, wherever you are!

I just love our Kansas sunsets!!


  1. I just adore your site! Don't change a thing!!

    I am heading over to Red Pine Mountain. I do love her new look!

    Susan, your sunset pic is gorgeous!!! Frame that one for a giveaway :)

    xo, misha

  2. Wow, that picture looks like a painting! And I agree that you don't need to change a thing - I like it just the way it is!

  3. Whatever you decide to change, please keep the pictures of your wonderful landscape and your adorable pack coming.

    Have a blessed Easter!
    Chester & Mom ;0=)

  4. I think it is unanimous, we all like the look of your blog as it is. I will visit Red Pine Mountain.

  5. I love you. You are such a sweetie. I wish I could sit with you and enjoy that gorgeous sunset. I will visit Mountain Woman's blog. And since you recommend it, I'm certain I'll love it. But I won't weigh in on her give-away. I'll leave that for others. I've tasted YOUR homemade cookies, and my pups are WAY to partial to YOUR pup treats.

    You are the bees knees. And you are loved.


  6. That's such a gorgeous sunset!! I'm glad that you got what you were looking for :)
    I think no matter what you do you'll blog will always be loved (especially your beautiful photography skills).
    This is the first time in awhile that I have the time to visit some of the blogs in bloggy land and I can't believe how much I've missed >.<

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. can i just say WOW!! never will we find that kind of sunset here at our place and i dont think you will ever tire the skies in Kansas!!!

    Have a great weekend even if you are just sitting on the front porch.

  8. I don't need giveaways to enjoy your blog Suz!

  9. What a stunning sunset. Awesome!

  10. Visiting from another friend's site...I just had to comment on that photo. What a gorgeous sunset. Those colors are brilliant!!

  11. Susan, that sunset is fabulous! Was that a recent one? The blues are so BLUE!!!