Sunday, November 27, 2011


Living With Thanksgiving began three years ago with my daughter's help and my first post was my Thanksgiving Table. It has been an incredible journey meeting people with similar interests, learning how to make pictures, writing and styling my blog and most of all the challenge of technology. I still do not have that down but do want to learn. With each  new follower I felt a sense of excitement that someone would be interested in viewing things I liked! Would you believe I have not had a giveaway? I am close to the traditional 100 followers so I am having a giveaway to celebrate on December 11, 2011. James Farmer has written a new book, "A Time to Plant" just recently published. James is a talented young man you may have seen on the Today Show and in Southern Living magazine recently. Read about him here on his blog and  view his tablescape he shared on the Today Show. Now, I have tried to make a blog button and failed so....... if someone out there can talk me through it that would be great. Otherwise just copy and paste the picture below on your sidebar  and tell me in a comment you did that for one chance to win the giveaway. For another entry tell me why you started your blog and something meaningful to you about blogging. For the third chance to win consider following my blog or tell me you are already a follower. I am excited about sharing a book I would like to own with the winner on December 11, 2011.

This is James tablescape he did for the Today Show.

Looking forward to hearing from you!  Bonnie

P.S.  I had a great time meeting Lana from Lana Austin Motif this weekend. It is raining at my house! So happy...We need rain badly!  


  1. I started my blog in order to follow the Homer Laughlin China Collectors Association. I'm still new to blogging and plan to continue because I like talking to other people about dishes and learning from them. Thank you again for the tutorial on the link. I am going to try it right now.

  2. Bonnie, I started my blog with the help of my daughter almost three years ago, too. She had moved 1200 miles away and we started blogging just as a way to share what was going on in each other's lives. It has become such a wonderful place to get to know like-minded women. I wouldn't trade for having started this journey. ;) blessings ~ tanna

  3. Hi Bonnie,

    Wish I could help you make a blog button
    but alas I am still learning how to post
    let alone create buttons!!!

    I think you have a lovely blog and wish you well in the future,
    100+ followers, well done you
    and I am sure it won't be long until you have 200+


  4. Bonnie, Congratulations for getting near that 200 mark! I just became a follower! What a lovely blog you have!

  5. I started blogging to give my newly married daughter a place to go to still continue learning from me! The best part of blogging is 1~ the great friends I have made and the creative outlet.
    Thanks for this great giveaway. I would LOVE to have this book!

  6. Hi Bonnie~ I already have James Farmer's beautiful book, otherwise I would be thrilled to be included in your wonderful giveaway! It is full of gorgeous photos and I always look forward to seeing his floral abundance in SL magazine! The October issue in particular with all his work was spectacular. Congratulations on your anniversary! :)

  7. Such a beautiful tablescape Bonnie... xv

  8. I found your blog from French Essence + saw that you are a southerner. I come from Pensacola, Fla now in S CA & loving living here-where in Ala are you? Happy Blogging, what wonderful friends I have made!

  9. Bonnie, I'm not sure why a started a blog. Maybe it was the urging of my daughters to write. In any case, it has opened the door to contact with a number of amazon you and for that I am grateful.x0x

  10. Hi Bonnie, congratulations on your blog anniversary. What a lovely giveaway. I follow James's blog, I love all that 'Southern Hospitality' and he is very talented with flowers.
    Thankyou for your visit and kind remarks. I don't want to enter diy parties, but if you would like to on my behalf, you are most welcome.Enjoy the rest of your weekend, with much love, Linda x

  11. I am a follower. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Thank you also for visiting my blog and taking the time to write such nice comments. They are among the best I receive. It's a lovely book...I'd love to win!


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