Monday, September 09, 2013

Did you miss me?? I'm BACK and I have BLOG CANDY! :)

HELLO ... HELLO... HELLO...
Welcome back to my little corner of Blogland. Sorry Ive been gone sooooo long. 

We are a US Military family that has PCS'd (permanent Change of Station), from the US MILITARY Academy at West Point, NY to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The big move is finally behind us, and DH is in his new command post, and we are in our new House, and in a new neighborhood and our 4 kids are now enrolled in new schools. Whew!!!  We love the excitement of NEW changes, the diversity of living in different places, the great joys of traveling and the amazing experiences!!  (though these moves are stressful, tiring and tougher as this girl gets older) ha!   The ARMY move us every two-three years with my DH's position.  We still have about two-three more moves left in us prior to settling down someplace for good.  It's the Military life of duty and I wouldn't have it any other way.  :)

Im happy to announce that I'll be coming back to crafting now that my craft room boxes are finally unpacked.  yippee! Hoping to start creating this week, (fingers crossed). The rest of what remains of the house will just have to come together as we go along.  heheh... To start off, I want to offer this exciting Blog Candy for my amazing followers... 
It has 185-ish adorable Charms in many themes, a bag of 24 Rolls of Colored Twine and a box of Liquid Metal markers (for coloring your charms to match up to all your projects).  
Isn't this fun?? 

All you have to do to win this CANDY is leave me a comment, FOLLOW me and help to spread the word about my little blog by posting a pic of this candy with a link coming back to my blog.  That's it! Anyone, anywhere is eligible to win. The lucky winner will be chosen on Oct 1st. :)

For extra chances to win, I would LOVE it if you also became a FOLLOWER of our FUN House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog found HERE.  Simply stop by to see what we are all about.  Maybe you'll want to join us by playing along with the NEW "Autumn Leaves" Challenge!  If you do, you will have another chance to win more fabulous prizes from our incredibly generous sponsors Simon Says Stamp and Di's Digi Downloads. PLUS, another chance at a second huge CHARM LOT prize!  So don't miss out!  Check us out HERE!!

Good Luck and thank you again for your continued love and support. It means so much that you stopped by to VISIT!!
America

62 comments:

Janice said...

Welcome back to blogging! I had noticed you weren't around actually as I love popping past your cards. Glad your move went well and I wish you much happiness in your new home, Jx

Janice said...

Welcome back to blogging! I had noticed you weren't around actually as I love popping past your cards. Glad your move went well and I wish you much happiness in your new home, Jx

Yvette said...

Welcome back! I wish you much happiness in your new home! So generous of you to celebrate your coming back to crafting with this great candy.

Marjorie said...

Welcome back. Glad that you are finally getting settled. Thank you for the chance to win your blog candy.

Marjorie from TX

Ardilla said...

Welcome back!
I hate unpacking!!! I can imagine how you feel...
Thanks for sharing this awesome candy.
Hugs,
Ardilla :)

Barbara Godden said...

Welcome back, you have been missed by me. I love House Mouse and I try to join the challenge every two weeks. We have only moved 4 times in 53 years of marriage, I can't imagine what it would be like every 3 or 4 years. Of course you would purge more often than I have. Awesome blog candy. Looking forward to seeing your gorgeous creations again.

Bev J. said...

Welcome back. Moving so much you must have some great adventures. What neat blog candy!

Jeanette Fincher said...

So glad to see you back! Glad the move went well! Looking forward to seeing your creations!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Enjoy your new duty station. I remember traveling to each new base with my dad. Is your dh the base commander? My own boy just joined the army and is at mos school. He wanted to be airborne but missed it by two push ups. He plans to try again at the next available opportunity.

Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. I never thought of coloring the charms. Sometimes I am just slower than others. lol.

wannabcre8tive said...

Glad that you are back. New places are always fun once you get settled in. I am already a follower of you blog and House Mouse. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

Alicia Baldwin said...

Welcome Back, surely have missed your beautiful cards! ON another note though, you have moved to a beautiful station! Being a military brat and ex-military wife I know how the life can be, both good and bad! Been a follower of your blog for ages and am following House Mouse as well! *Hugs*

KarinsArtScrap said...

Welcome back America.
Hope you will be able to make a card this week.
Glad your back to see your gorgeous cards they are always so different.
Thanks for the change to win this awesome candy.


greetings karin

fionalawlor said...

Welcome back :) I bet you are glad to have your craft room all unpacked and be able to get back to being creative!
Thanks so much for a chance to enter, I have added your fab candy to my blog....also I am already a follower of the House-Mouse blog.
Fiona L x

Gail said...

Welcome back!
I'm putting the word out!
Not that I have a lot of followers, but you're there!
Glad things are working out & settling down!

Dot said...

Great to have you bach, America, welcome ;). Seems like you and your family has been busy lately, looking forward to your creations from your new craft roon,
hugs Dorte

Nicole Doiron said...

WOW! What an amazing giveaway! You are so generous America! I have my eye on all that lovely twine and those metal markers!!! Thanks for the chance to win! I will add on my blog sidebar: http://scrap-utopia.blogspot.com

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Glad to see you back...wondered where you were. I think I am following you and I do have you on my blog side bar. I pulled out a few of my house mouse stamps for fall cards...on the list to do. All that candy looks de-lish!!

Carole Z said...

Welcome back to blogland America, you've been missed..glad the move went well and you are all settled - and looking forward to seeing your creations again; the candi looks awesome! Carole Z X

Regena said...

Welcome back!!u sure came back with a bang!! yummy candy..thanks for being so generous..Linked it on my blog sidebar..Hugs Regena

rovianne said...

Welcome back. Wouldn't be a life for me, moving so much. I love the safe feeling of knowing all about my home.
What a fabulous candy you're giving away. Oh my gosh. Thanks for the chance.
I'm already following the House Mouse blog, love those stamps.
Looking forward on seeing your new cards.

Carol L said...

I honestly can't say I envy your having to move every few years, as I'm a real planted homebody. Welcome back to crafting and less stress :)

Nikki said...

Welcome Back and glad your move went well and that your finally able to craft and relax. thank you for shaing this with us hugs Nikki :)
I already follow House mouse how can you not love those cuties :)

Mrs. Greene said...

Welcome to your new duty station. I understand your moving for the military. Before my husband retire we move a total of 24 times. I loved everything about military life. I am glad you are back to blogging. Whoo!!

Uta said...

Welcome back to bloggerland and I hope you feel at home in your new neighborhood.
Your candy is just magnificent. Thanks for the chacne to win.
Hugs, Uta

CraftyNatalie said...

Hi America, ive just added a pic and link to my blog, and will enter the house mouse challenge in the next few days.
Amazing candy, nice to see you back.

CraftyNatalie

*Vicki* said...

Well hello there missy!! Wondered where you left to!! Glad that you got the move out of the way and you can get back to spending time here with us because I am selfish you know! LOL!!

Glad to have you back and of course I follow you!!! Putting photo in my side bar sweetie! HUGS :)

Laila B. said...

Wow... it must be hard move every 2-3 years, especially for the kids!!! But in the other hand it must be a great experience!! And... what a fabulous candy!!! I'm already a follower at House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog. ;) Thanks for the chance to win!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Yep-you've been missed girlie...glad to have you back!

Sidelle Menon said...

Wow..such a cute candy..love the charms and twine...love your blogg..happy to know your back..thanks for the chance to win..also, i'm your new follower!!

Lori Barnett said...

Yes...I missed you!!!! Maybe I will find my way back to my crafting room too???? ;)

wenche jensen said...

Welcome back. Lovely candy.

Linda said...

Hi, and welcome back:)
I love to join Your candy,thanks for the chance♥

Hugs,Linda from Norway♥

Larisa said...

Hi America! Thanks for nice candy. Also I am a follower of The House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog for a long while))
It is my birthday on Oct. 1st and I hope this day is lucky for me)) I keep my fingers crossed at least...
Hugs. Larisa. xx

Lorraine A said...

Welcome Back America !! We missed you :-)

FABULOUS CANDY !! I don't often join in candy draws ,,, BUT,, a naughty cat used my twine drawer as a kitty litter and pee'd in it ,,, ughugh,, I almost cried when it all went in the bin :-( I will be keeping my fingers crossed ,,, and the door to my room closed to kitties from now on ,,, lol :-)

thanks for the chance to win :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Lorraine A said...

Welcome Back America !! We missed you :-)

FABULOUS CANDY !! I don't often join in candy draws ,,, BUT,, a naughty cat used my twine drawer as a kitty litter and pee'd in it ,,, ughugh,, I almost cried when it all went in the bin :-( I will be keeping my fingers crossed ,,, and the door to my room closed to kitties from now on ,,, lol :-)

thanks for the chance to win :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Sabrina said...

Welcome back,
Thanks for chande to win the wonderful candy.

Hugs Sabrina

Beth F. said...

Oh my goodness! All of those charms and twine! I would be in heaven if I won...thanks for this chance!
Beth
Beth's Beauties

Clovey1150 said...

welcome back! so glad to see you are ok and back in the craft room.

ellyscard creatief said...

Hello America,
Your work is amazing.
I really enjoy schrolling down to see and I am happy to be one of your new followers.
Thanks for the chance to win all those fantastic goodies.
Gr Elly

ellyscard creatief said...

I addet the candy on my sidebar.
Gr Elly

downrightcrafty said...

Oh so have missed you
Hugs Kate xx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for a chance to win some fab candy! Yes, you've been missed.

Anke said...

Welcome back! I wish you much happiness in your new home! So generous of you to celebrate your coming back to crafting with this great candy.
hugs Anke

Del said...

What an exciting life you have, getting to move around and see all those different places and meet new people. Bet your glad to finally be settling in. Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous goodies xx

Jessica L said...

North Carolina in time for the holidays! I'm a California girl, but hope to someday visit NC. Isn't it grand when you get your craft room set up and running?! Have fun creating, and can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Dora said...

welcome! and what a chances in your live....that is really a big step everytime when you are a military family. I hope that your kids are doing well en all of you are settled!
you come with a beautiful candy! thank you for this chance.
greetings

mommyx2 said...

I'm a new follower, just found your awesome blog through your cupcake wrapper card on Pinterest!! Awesome blog candy for an awesome blog! Thanks for the chance to win.

mommyx2 said...

I'm following house mouse ( love them for many years) and I pinned a link to your giveaway) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/90775748712610645/

Annelies said...

Great candy! I'm following and there's a link in my sidebar . Thanks for a chance to win and good luck in your new home! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Margreet said...

Welcome back in blogland....missed your fantastic creations....lovely candy, which I'll put on my sidebar....thanks for the chance to win!
xxx Margreet

Margreet said...

Welcome back in blogland....missed your fantastic creations....lovely candy, which I'll put on my sidebar....thanks for the chance to win!
xxx Margreet

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Welcome back to blogland America, I'm a new follower. Lovely blog candy for an awesome blog! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm following house mouse and I added pic and a link on my blog sidebar. Helena xx

Fit Kitty said...

Hello - I am your newest follower - Just discovered you because I saw your candy posted on another blog. I'm a new blogger - I just started my blog in June so I'm slowly finding some great blogs to follow. Looking forward to seeing all your creations. I'm not much of a commenter but I'll be looking at everything! I enjoy the inspiration.

I just added your candy to my right-hand sidebar - this candy looks absolutely fabulous! Could really use all of it! Thanks for the chance to win.

KT Fit Kitty
http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca/

Lija Sony said...

I am a new blogger and a new follower. i saw ur candy posted in another blog.. added the candy to my sidebar.

Regards,
Lija from India

Julye said...

I am now a follower love finding new blogs to follow and was already a house mouse follower, look forward to seeing your creations, thanks for the chance to win such fab candy

Julye said...

I am now a follower love finding new blogs to follow and was already a house mouse follower, look forward to seeing your creations, thanks for the chance to win such fab candy

Julye said...

I am now a follower love finding new blogs to follow and was already a house mouse follower, look forward to seeing your creations, thanks for the chance to win such fab candy

Berina RGA said...

I'm a new follower.. Saw your candy posted in another blog.. I too have started blogging after a pause :) happy to be following you.. Please do visit my blog..
-Berina
http://moxiecraftie.blogspot.in

Berina RGA said...

I'm now following House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog as well :)

Bhawana said...

Thats great.. Great that you are enjoying new place and getting settled down. I have posted your candy on my blog's sidebar and your new follower. I am following other two blogs as well. Thanks for the chance to win such a super candy.

cotnob said...

Gosh! It sounds like you lead a very exciting life, I don't think I could cope with moving every 2 or 3 years - I have lived in my current house for over 25 years and have so much junk it would take me a year to sort it all out!
Thank you for the chance to win your fabulous candy - have popped yiour picture on my side bar.
Pauline
x

Sindhu said...

I am your new follower... Happy to follow you..Posted your candy in my sidebar..Following the other blog too..Thanks for the chance to win these lovely goodies..Fingers crossed..
Sindhu
http://colorsofcraft.blogspot.in/