Monday, September 13, 2010

50 Years Plus 51 Days Old...And I Am Done Counting!

I cannot begin to thank you enough, 989 qualifying entries, over 1,000 lovely comments left, full of the sweetest wishes.  You have all been so very kind to help me celebrate in this way.
(Please note: as promised, FRIENDS is now spelled properly)

Your comments have been like daily hugs and have provided me with so many smiles, the best way to start each day.  For anyone who did not follow my blog before the giveaway, this has been a very big year for me.  Not only have I celebrated my big birthday in July, but my oldest son turned 21 this summer and my youngest (there's only 2 of them) graduated high school this spring and went off to college a couple of weeks ago.  I have never been phased by a number before, not 30 or 40 or even 49, but 50 was hitting hard.  This giveaway was another of my "lemonade out of lemons" projects that seems to have worked wonders. 
So, today I am 50 years plus 51 day old and I am done counting!

I have some exciting things happening in my creative life, so please pop in from time to time to say hi.


...and what you have all been waiting for...
The Winner Of My Big Birthday Bash Giveaway Is...

Deb
that Garage Sale Gal

Congratulations Deb and again thanks so much to all of you sweet, sweet ladies!

enJOY Your Blessings,
Kimberly

19 comments:

Jane said...

Congratulations to Deb! Thanks so much for sharing your birthday and your creativity with us, Kimberly! It's been so much fun! The basket looks beautiful! Have a great rest of your 5oth year!
Jane-Jacksonville

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Kimberly,
what a beautiful post. Conratulations to the lucky Deb. I had so much fun playing along and of course I'll stop by to see what's happening.
Have a lovely Monday.
Hugs,
Marie

Leann said...

Oh my I thought it was a countdown to your b-day not 50 days after your b-day - silly me.

Congrats to Deb! She'll have so much fun playing with all of your lovely treasures.

Have a wonderful week!
Leann

MosaicMagpie said...

Congratulations Deb!!!
Again thanks for all the fun.
Debbie

BLISS angels said...

WE ALL HAD AS MUCH FUN AS YOU , HAVE A GREAT YEAR... AND CONGRATULATIONS TO DEB

HUGS WENDY

JoAnne said...

Congratulations Deb! And thanks again Kimberly for all the fun!

Scrap for Joy said...

Thanks for letting me come to your party-it's been so much fun to visit here and I know I'll be back often. Congratulations to Deb...a sweeter girl you couldn't have picked. She will be so excited to see that she won!
Have a great week Kimberly!
Joyce

Petite Michelle Louise said...

lucky...lucky girl...doing the happy dance right about now! And Happy B'day to YOU! It has been such a pleasure! I wish you the very best in , this, your 51st year! May all your dreams and wishes be realized!

avec amour,
~*~michelle~*~*~

she dreams big! said...

Congrats to the lucky duck winner! Enjoy your 50's my dear. These are the years that it is all about YOU! And only 15 more years until you can get that lovely government check every month! lol

Thanks for such a fun party!

Linda said...

Congratulations to Deb and thank you so much for the fun!

Lynn Stevens said...

A big CONGRATS to Deb and also to you for your 50+ 51 day Birthday! I've so enjoyed stopping by and I'll be popping back in to see what your up to. Thanks for a fun time!
hugs Lynn

Jo said...

Lucky ol' Deb! - many congratulations to her! Like all the ladies above say, it's been a pleasure to pop by your lovely blog each day - I shall quite miss not having a look at what's going in the basket. '0' birthdays are a bit tricky aren't they? I found the big 4-0 a bit of a bummer, but I've got over that now (it took a few years!). Anyway, your lemonade out of lemons was a great idea and fun for us all. Thanks, Chick. I'll always be back to see what you're up to. xxx

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I think your giveaway items were so much fun the way that you kept adding to the pot. I kept coming back to see what you were going to add next. And now I will keep coming back to see what you are up to. Congratulations Deb!

-Danielle

kandeland said...

Congrats to Deb!!! woohoo!

Christine said...

Congrats Deb! Have fun with all the lovely items!!!

And thanks Kimberly for hosting this fun event!!! I'll still be coming by to see the beautiful things that you create! I took the idea from you and am having a giveaway on my blog counting the days up to my birthday. Not with an item a day, but just a post a day. I didn't have time to plan it. Maybe next year, or for my blogoversary.

Blessings,
Christine

Jo in TAS said...

Congratulations Deb! It's an awesome basket of goodies!! Thank-you Kimberly and Happy 50th and 51 days, it's been a very special time. I hope there's no more Lemons in you life and if there is just blow them a rasberry!!
Hugs
Jo

Anitra Cameron said...

How fun, and big congratulations to Deb!

But what is it about fifty, I wonder? Hard one for me, too, even if it was a long time ago! (Eek. Did I say that?!)

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!!! I have enjoyed your countdown! Congrats to Deb!!! She will be in heaven with all the goodies! Thank you for offering such a great giveaway!
Hugs, Lisa

Birgit said...

Happy Birthday, Kimberly! And -- congrats to Deb! :)

-- Birgit

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