Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Brand New Outfit and a Giveaway

Hi Blog Friends!

Sooooooooooooo, what do you think of my new outfit? The fabulous and talented Danielle did my blog redesign, and I am so happy with all that she did! You must go and check out her designs.

And the very talented Danielle is offering $10 off a blog design for the first two people who email her from my blog! Contact her at blogsbydanielle@gmail.com

I am sooo excited about my blog's new outfit, that I am moved to offer my VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!

A $25 Gift Certificate to Amazon.com
(...and mommies out there: you'd better spend it on yourself, not your kids. That is an order.)

So, here is how to enter! BE SURE TO DO BOTH THINGS TO QUALIFY!!! :)

1. Leave me a comment at this post

2. Become a public Follower of my blog!
  • If you are already a Follower, just leave a comment! You are automatically wonderful! Here are instructions on how to become a Follower:
  1. sign in
  2. click on your "Dashboard"
  3. scroll down to where you see "Reading List" and click on "Blogs I'm Following"
  4. click on "ADD"
  5. copy and paste my URL into the URL line: "http://worthwalkingtoward.blogspot.com/"
  6. Select publicly following- that is how I will see your profile pic and know that you are a Follower.

Thanks so much! I will be announcing the winner on Superbowl Sunday, after a random drawing!

Be sure to Comment here AND become a public Follower to qualify!!

260 friends had a thing or two to say...:

The Nester said...

Love your house, love your new blog look, love that you left such an informative comment on my blog {and of coarse I so had to come here because of it}

and I never win anything.

that pretty much covers it.

Becky said...

This outfit looks good on you ;-) If I win that gift card I promise to buy something just for me.

Becky said...

Oops, one more thing... what day do you do your "you know you'r a good mom when" ? I have a pic all ready. :-D

Jessica said...

count me in!!!!

Jessica said...

Oh, I am already a follower!

You need to come check out my new giveaway too!

Flamingo Mama said...

whew girl! you are becoming REAL official! i on the other hand have become a loser blogger with my 1 post a week!

Happy Mama said...

Yup, count me in as well. I read your blog regularly and love it. We have soooo much in common I think.
Great blog design! A+!!!

ashleykimble said...

LOOOOVE the new look! and I love your blog, your honesty, your must haves, I could go on;) I'm already a follower, count me in on the giveaway! AWESOME! I would love an excuse to spend $25 on myself;)

Tammy said...

I love your new look!

elaine@bloginmyeye said...

Wow, this design is SO you! Love it.

Tessa said...

Love it! It looks absolutely wonderful!

Christine said...

Hey...nice outfit. Your page looks really good Darlene.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Love, Love, LOVE the new look!! :) I am currently craving this color that you used as an accent in my home! Please sign me up for your giveaway!!
Blessings,
Stacey

Mindy Mehaffey said...

The blog design looks great!

Kimberly said...

Hi, I found you from storing up treasures in heaven's blog. I love your page design and promised myself to start leaving comments, what better way to start then with a chance to win! Great idea! And nice to meet you!

Miss Lemonade said...

Your blog design is adorable!

Jackie said...

This outfit fits you to a "T". :D Love it!!! So funny that I was just clicking on to follow your blog and then read this post and found out I could maybe win something just 'cause I love your blog. Now that's just sweet. HUGS Darlene, Jax

Jackie said...

And yes, you will see that it's way too late. I'm actually up fixing a birthday table setting for my hubby to wake up to. Better getter done! TTFN (again), Jax

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

I found your blog through Becky and I have to agree that your new design looks fabulous! I can't help myself when it comes to Amazon. Awesome!

Sheryl said...

I thought I had already commented, but I don't see it.

AND I am already a follower.

Laura said...

You new duds are gorgeous! I've been followin' ya for a while, so I guess I'm in. Thanks for the inspiration...

:)Laura

Shel said...

Amazon is great and so is your blog & giveaway.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I am following your blog too

shel704 at aol dot com

Carol said...

Please enter me in your awesome giveaway. I am a follower already, so that is cool!

Tabi said...

I am now official a follower and leaving my first comment!! Came over from Becky @ Adult Deprived!! Now, off to get to know you through your past posts!

a corgi said...

okay, I "followed" you and am leaving a comment; sounds like a fun giveaway!

(I came over here by way of Becky over at Adult Deprived)

betty

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Ta dah! I think I got it all right!

Hugs and love!

Jill

PS HOW IS CALEB DOING? HOW DID THE TEST GO????

Toni-Lynn said...

I think the site looks great. Very comforting and elegant!

Thanks for the great giveaway!
Toni-Lynn
@Holly_GPB
info[@]grocerypricebooks.com

Toni-Lynn said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Thanks for the great giveaway!
Toni-Lynn
@Holly_GPB
info[@]grocerypricebooks.com

Karen said...

I love the pictures of Caleb-he is adorable!

Thanks for the giveaway!

The Popes said...

I love Amazon! Great giveaway!

NL6369 said...

I have become a follower after reading through your blog just now. I have t say I love it and the layout and colors are so nice, Very eye pleasing, not busy and distracting like some. I'll be back!

Danielle said...

I'm new to your blog and I have to say- I love your layout!
thanks for the giveaway
yellyjohnsen@yahoo.com

Jill said...

Thank you so much for the gift card offer!
jillk77 at aol dot com

Michele said...

Thanks for the giftcard offer! I think that your blog design looks great!

Michele said...

I'm now a follower of your blog!

Tori said...

I love your blog design!

cdziuba said...

I really like your blog design.

cdziuba said...

I now follow!

Lori @ The Downs Gang said...

YOu have a great new outift!!

Lori @ The Downs Gang said...

I am a follower

Perret Party of Four said...

Love your blog design! I'm following at jtandfriends.blogspot.com
Thanks,
Davina

Meg said...

everyone can find something on amazon for themselves.

thanks for the great giveaway

onourwayonline.com

Tania said...

Your blog looks great!
The giveaway sounds great to me too!

calabaza said...

I like the blog look. The textured background is really cool. Great giveaway.

Carrie said...

The blog looks nice!

Jennifer (mom of four) said...

ohh AMAZON count me in and love the blog how cute!!

arielle said...

I love your new design! It looks great :o)

ariellezander at gmail dot com

Christy said...

cute blog... i have a caleb too
thanks for the giveaway...
christycrosby@gmail.com

Sage said...

A beautiful design!

Count me in!

Karin said...

Nice look!

Mama Hill said...

Ok, I'm a follower! I love the new look!

Tamra said...

Thanks for the giveaway - heading off to start following you.

vwestermeyer said...

beautiful!!! I'd love to buy something just for me

Emily said...

I love the design and the colors. I would love to shop for me for once. :) I'm going to follow you now.

emily_albrecht at hotmail dot com

Bunny B said...

Great prize!! I love books :) Thank you!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

I follow you!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Katie said...

spend money on myself? what's that!? :) funny how it becomes a foreign concept when you have children!

Thanks for the great giveaway!
katiellloyd at yahoo dot com

Jenny said...

Your blog is so pretty! Great giveaway!

S.B. said...

Site looks great. thanks

Holly said...

Terrific giveaway. Thanks.

Tiffany said...

Looking good!!! I'm following you!
give_me_a_latte at yahoo

Lindsey said...

I love the new blog look! It is soo cute! What a great giveaway!

I never win anything...but this would be a great way to break my losing streak!

llanghans@yahoo.com

Mrs. Sprinkles said...

THanks for hosting this--I now follow you!

Come enter my Target GC giveaway!

one frugal lady said...

Awesome, I love amazon, and I especially love that you said we have to spend it on ourselves! I can so make that happen! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amanda said...

i'd spend it on a book to learn how to decorate cupcakes. i've been wanting the book called hello cupcakes for a long time.

Amber said...

I love your blog design...it's gorgeous! One day I need to do something about mine (along with posting more!).
I'm a follower. :)

Diane said...

I would spend it towards a digital camera for my husband! Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway! I hope you have a wonderful day!

diane@diane-anderson.com

Christy said...

You have a beautiful blog!

grace said...

Your design looks great!

Enter me, please.

Heather said...

Your blog re-design looks fabulous!

Elizabeth said...

The new outfit is awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

Vic said...

Cool blog and cool giveaway!

AmandaK said...

The new design looks really good!!!

orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

Carrie said...

I wanna win this!

carrie_dodd at hotmail dot com

MaryAnne said...

$25 to spend on myself would be awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mo said...

I love your layout. It's very easy on the eyes and pretty. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mo said...

I am following your blog via blogger :)

Steph said...

I'd love to win! Thanks!

ms0812@zoominternet.net

Tori C. (The Sweet Jelly Bean) said...

I love the layout of your blog! Please enter me - I'm not following you, too!

Kate said...

Your blog looks amazing!

I'm following and looking forward to coming back soon. :)

Thanks for the giveaway.

Reeva said...

thanks for a great giveaway! i did both!

rccalyn said...

Would love to win this! I am now a follower too.

Emily said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you!

emilycake84@gmail.com

Long Family said...

i love the new blog design, I am going to become a follower too! thanks!

Stacy said...

I would love to win some amazon, ps you look great.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

donnas said...

I love the look, its great.

Natalie said...

Hey, I'm following you now. :)

scblog at hotmail dot com

Hannah said...

hannahgdevries (at) gmail (dot) com

tweenmommy said...

Nice design!

tweenmommy at gmail dot com

Net said...

I like your blog design. Nice!
net2girl at gmail dot com

POLLY said...

Amazon $25 bucks cool.....

Carolyn G said...

The new blog looks good.

Carolyn G said...

I follow

jenn said...

I love this layout! Thanks for the giveaway! If I win...I'd buy books! I LOVE BOOKS! You can never have too much to read. :)

its.a.hit at gmail dot com

Merry said...

Following! Thanks for the giveaway--I'd buy myself some new reading material!

Robin said...

Beautiful blog design.

If I win, I'd buy something fun.

Graceful Mom said...

I like the warm color tone of your blog!

sandierpastures at gmail dot com

Graceful Mom said...

Followed your blog: Graceful Mom

sandierpastures at gmail dot com

Misty said...

i love the look of your blog! love it!!!!

Here is my comment and I'm going to follow you... I really look forward to reading more from you!

Ashley said...

Follower- jepeux.blogspot.com
I love Amazon, who doesn't ? They have everything & anything.
What a beautiful blog you have!
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Julie D said...

I hadn't seen your old blog (Just found you!) but before I read your post I was planning on telling you how much I LOVE your blog design! (Seriously!) I love the header. It reminds me of Beth Moore's Stepping Up series. (I think that's the one. It's the Psalms of Assension.)

I just had a blog makeover too (revealed last week). Isn't it fun to have a new look. Maybe it's time for me to get a makeover?!!?

Connie said...

this is a great giveaway - i am now a follower! come visit my blog too!
connie williams

valmg said...

Your blog looks great.
I love shopping on Amazon!

Sena said...

Books are fantastic prizes! Thanks so much!
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Sena said...

I'm a follower now :)
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Jane Marie said...

I'd love to win this. I am watching The Gilmore Girls TV series and I need to order Season four.
Thanks for the chance.

Jane Marie said...

I'm a Follower.

cmp said...

Great giveaway! I am a follower!

leslierose said...

Your blog is wonderful! I love finding new blogs to read! Thanks!
leslierose at gmail dot com

Elisa Morrison said...

I'm following you, and I guess I can also follow directions and spend the giftcard on myself if I win. :)

Adriana said...

The blog looks really nice.

Thank you for your giveaway.

CherryPal: Computer Friend or Foe? said...

great giveaway! I am now a follower :)

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

Amanda said...

Yay! This one is easy. :)

Pat said...

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!
pkildow at gmail dot com

paula h said...

I love the colors of your blog. I signed up to follow your blog.

barbarabaker said...

I think that your blog displays much beauty and am intreaged by what you write...Please count me into your giveaway. As one of the other commentators stated," I'd love to have an excuse to spend on myself"...

thanks so much, this is great!
-barbarabaker :)

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this!
I would love to win! I am following! Love the new design.
Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Shel said...

I love your blog design, it's so original.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I'm already a follower

shel704 at aol dot com

Amy S. said...

Please enter me in the contest!

amysmith98 @ yahoo.com

6Daughters6WeddingDresses.com said...

Hi! Nice blog! Followed it. Nice giveaway!
Thanks!
Ellen
raelle32@yahoo.com,

Karen said...

Love the new look! (And I'd definitely spend the GC on myself if I won...)

Esther said...

Nice look! What an awesome give away!

angelacisco said...

I would love to spend this on myself.
Thanks for such a great giveaway:}
angelacisco at rocketmail.com

girlsinwhitedresses said...

What a great prize - thank you!
sjbraun at hotmail dot com

Mama Dawg said...

Here's my comment "I love your blog design" and I am now following you!

MoMologette said...

LOVE the blog design! I would HAVE to spend it on myself if I won huh...well, then nevermind! J/K! :)

-Nicole-

Chantel said...

The new design is beautiful- I love the red dress and the barefoot girl! :D

I'm following you, or rather, I will be in about 2 seconds. ;)

alaskawildrose AT gmail DOT com

Sarah said...

Your blog design is beautiful!!

Bethany said...

Following you, and loving your blog!

Michelle said...

I'm following you. If I win, I would use this giftcard to feed my shoe addiction.

Alibi said...

I like the look of your blog, reminds me that aged paper that is used to make really nice caligraphy letters.
I'm following your blog. :)

Erika Lynn said...

i am a follower, sign me up! thanks

Heidi @ GGIP said...

This is a lovely blog design!

I would love to try to spend the gift card on myself!!

I am also giving away a restaurant gift card if you are interested! Thank you!

Janelle said...

Great giveaway and great blog. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Aimee said...

I now follow your blog. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Gina said...

Great giveaway, i love your blog layout!

Gina said...

I follow your blog :D

mannequin said...

This is my first time here so I don't know what your blog looked like before, but this is lovely. I love all the earthy colors. Now I want a new template.

mannequin said...

I'm a blog follower now and hope to get back over soon!

mom2anutball said...

Thanks for the chance! Im following now!

Kaycee said...

Extremely pretty blog I love it! Very easy on the eyes :) I would love to win this, I was going to say to get my little girl some See Kai Run shoes (they are so cute and on sale!) but since I have to spend it on me, lol, i think I will buy some great books! Thanks for the chance!

kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

Kaycee said...

Oh, and I just became a follower- I like your blog!

kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

bryansgirl_1979 at hotmail dot com

robin_titan said...

This is indeed a very pretty blog design. :D

Leland's Mama said...

I am following you, in a non-stalkery way. (waterprincess812@aol.com)

janetfaye said...

I like your new design!

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Tara said...

I love your blog it really is beautiful..just my style!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Tara
cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com
www.weightingforperfection.blogspot.com

Tara said...

I am a follower now

Tara
cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com
www.weightingforperfection.blogspot.com

BrineS said...

Such a fabulous giveaway!

Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

BrineS said...

Became a follower...please come follow me!

Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Carolsue said...

I love Amazon--there are SO many things to choose from there!
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

MonkeyBaby said...

i'm now a follower and would love to win! thanks!

Chantelle said...

What a great prize! Thanks for sharing.
chantellesabino at mac dot com

Chantelle said...

following :)

simply_unique said...

I love the new look! thanks for the great giveaway!

simply_unique said...

and I am a follower! thanks

Kim's Custom Cards and Gifts said...

Great blog! I just became a follower.

samsakara said...

I love the new look and thanks for the generous giveaway. I'm a follower of your blog.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

yomomma said...

Love the blog. Just signed up as a follower

Amanda B. said...

I really like your new look!!!!

Amanda B. said...

I am a follower.

Taylor said...

Love amazon, comes in handy. Thank you kindly! skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

Stacey @ satcygirl.com said...

Following your blog and really enjoying it!

Jenileigh said...

wonderful give away!

Brandy said...

Yeah...love it

CC said...

I'd love to win. I love Amazon :)

wildflower00 said...

I love your blog. Very well layed out and easy to read. I love amazon and would love to win the GC thank you
texasgirl(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Tiff said...

She did a beautiful job! I love it! I'm a follower!

Jingle said...

Your blog is absolutely beautiful! Wow! Love it!

Jingle said...

Your blog is absolutely beautiful! Wow! Love it!

amyd29 said...

I follow and would prob get some new books or csi series

ahdrad2932(at)ms(dot)com

CrystalGB said...

You have a wonderful blog. Great giveaway. I love Amazon.

CaseyDeuce said...

Loving your blog! I'm a follower!!

Sharla said...

Wow, your blog is beautiful and classy! Is that you in the picture in the header? I love that red dress! I'm following as well! Thanks!

Alyce said...

I'm now following your blog. I really like the design that you have. Great colors!
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jes said...

Your blog looks great! I'm a new follower of your blog. thanks!

jes(AT) beautyfromchaos (dot) com

baycree said...

I haven't spend money on myself in so many months!

cherscrap23 said...

Am following, and would love to win! Thanks!

Kelly said...

Seriously? spend $ on ME? wow. hmm, my first thought was to get Hyper Dash for the kids - that's SORT of for me, since at least they'd work out some energy instead of tearing the house apart, right? ;-) Of course there are always books, I love books, and my library has a VERY limited selection of Betty Neels and Georgette Heyer (my faves)

Cheri2628 said...

You have a lovely family!

Thanks for the giveaway :-)

Cheri2628 said...

I like your website! I am a follower.

Sarah said...

Oh I really, really love your design. I'm adding you to my google reader.

Suz said...

I just became a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!


txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

Reva Skie said...

I am following your blog and I love your blog background. Love it.

The Bells said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Lisa

lisakay720 AT yahoo DOT com

The Bells said...

I'm now a follower!!!

Lisa

the schros said...

i'm a follower- but I don't have a pic. thanks.
katelynthames at yahoo dot com

AudreyO said...

Your blog does look nice. I actually really like orange so it's great.

Andi said...

You bet I'll spend it on myself!
I'm a follower!

Sue A. said...

Beautiful blog! And your family is beautiful too!

I just became a follower!

Mommie Daze said...

Love your new blog design. I'm a follower now.

david_colleen@mei.net

guettel78 said...

Really beautifully designed blog -- and extremely entertaining to read (love hearing about your latest passions and "must haves," which also provide some useful tips for things to check out). Following you as guettel78 as well. Thanks for the giveaway!!
gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

ljsfunone said...

I am a follower.

Thanks so much for the giveaway. :)

mike.kris said...

You have a lovely blog - and family! Thanks for the giveaway!

royaldixie said...

I like your new layout! SO svelte!!

http://dexterphilip.blogspot.com
newmomyin08 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Julie said...

Ooh I love the look of your blog! No wonder you are so happy with it!
I'm now a follower :)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Perfectly Misc said...

Cute blog! I'd love to be entered