To celebrate my blog reaching 100 official followers this week, I decided it's time for a giveaway. It's my way of saying "Thank You" to all of my readers out there. There will be three winners, each receiving a gift from my Mountain Hearth Handcrafts Etsy shop at http://www.mountainhearth.etsy.com/. I have been amazed since I started up this writing project at how many folks out there are following along. While I have 100 regular readers through Google, there are also many more out there to thank. I discovered the "stats" button a little while back, and realized I have readers all over the world, around 200 site visits a day, and over 34,000 site visits in all! I am humbled and filled with gratitude to be sharing my ideas, adventures and musings on this life with so many others, many whom I have never met. Creating something that you can share makes it just so much more fun. Thank you for your visits, comments and support of my business through the Etsy shop!
One winner will receive one of my handmade bird's nests with felted wool eggs. I make these out of the invasive European Beach Grass roots that are encroaching on our local sand dune ecosystem, doing my part to combine art and invasive species control. They make a nice year-round decoration, but are especially nice on Spring season tables and tucked into the boughs of your tree for the Winter holidays.
I've also got some homestead goods to give away. Another winner will receive on of my handcrafted cast iron skillet grabbers made from recycled wool sweaters. They will save your hand from some nasty burns, and come in very handy around the kitchen. Someone recently pointed out that they're also the right size to hold cel phones! My husband lent his artistic skills to make these fun tags, that read, "Cast Iron: The hottest thing since long john underwear." So very true.
And the other winner will receive one of my handcrafted mason jar warmers also made of recycled wool sweaters. They keep your hands comfortable and your tea or soup hot when putting all those extra mason jars around the kitchen to use. This one comes with another of my husband's tag creations.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post introducing yourself, sharing a little about your homesteading activities or aspirations if you'd like, and how you came to read my blog. I want this to be an opportunity to meet my readers! If you aren't signed up with a Google account to leave comments, you can leave one on my Mountain Hearth Handcrafts Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mountain-Hearth-Handcrafts/290968424339?ref=ts. And then there's also good old fashioned e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will close the giveway in one week, on Monday, May 16, and put all the entries into a hat from which the three winners will be randomly drawn. Then I will contact the winners and send them their gift.
I look forward to hearing from you!