Thursday, May 28, 2009

Winner of the Lotuspad Yoga Mat!

Thank you, thank you to all of you who entered this giveaway, and who, more importantly, decided to have a go at the 2009 Clothesline Challenge! {Remember, it is never too late to join}

And the winner of a yoga mat and strap is...

Jeanne of EcoLabelFundraising!

Jeanne, please email me with your mailing address so that I can coordinate with Lotuspad and get your mat and strap out to you!

Coming up - we'll shine the spotlight (or shall I say, sunlight) on some of our participants and...another giveaway!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Quick Update

Dear All,

The SUN is SHINING at last so just a quick update to tell that I have received all of your wonderful comments and emails about your clotheslines and they make me so very happy!

I'm off to hang more on the line, but I will return shortly to give mention to our new Challenge members, to highlight some of your comments, and to reveal the winner of a beautiful yoga mat and strap from LotusPad.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

~ Amy

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Clothesline Confessions & The Giveaway Revealed

Well, my pretties, let me tell you can bet that I didn't save much money this weekend, not to mention the environment as I did 100%, yes, count 'em, 100% of my drying in the dryer. I mean, there were a few items that were slung over the shower curtain rod or hung from the doorknob, but read it and weep, sisters (and brothers), I was like, below novice...I was like, the anti-novice.

But! No matter! Spit-spot and all that! Tomorrow's another day (albeit a rainy one) and who cares about your THINGS when you can use this great giveaway to take care of your SOUL!

Yes, it's time for the first Clothesline Challenge giveaway...a beautiful eco-friendly yoga mat and strap courtesy of Gift of Green and LotusPad.

Here are the rules because there must be rules!

1) Those of you who have entered the Clothesline Challenge and are listed on my sidebar are automatically entered! If you would like an extra entry, please tweet this giveway and leave a comment at this post letting me know you've done so.

2) Those of you who have not yet entered the Clothesline Challenge, leave a comment at this post letting me know what level you are taking may also get an extra entry by tweeting this giveaway and leaving me a comment at this post letting me know you've done so.

3) All challengers, please go to LotusPad and peruse these beautiful, environment-friendly, biodegradable mats and leave a comment at this post letting me know which mat and which strap you would like should you be the winner!

4) The contest ends at Midnight, Friday, May 22nd and the winner will be randomly picked.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sometimes You Just Gotta


I miss.

It was the very first blog I read and her writing, her mod home, her daily dress, were little postly gems.

I have no reason for writing this; I guess it's like when you've reached the end of a darn good book series and you're in search of another one.

Tomorrow we'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming and The Giveaway will be revealed.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Clothesline Challege Giveaway!

Get ready, Hardy Hangers! It's mid-May so it's time for the first of the Clothesline Challenge 2009 giveaways!

Remember, those of you who are listed on the sidebar are automatically entered! You'll be able to Twitter for another entry (yes, I've turned into one of THOSE).

And for those of you who have not yet taken the Clothesline plunge, now's the time. In fact, we need more Novices! Don't let those Advanced Super Stars intimidate you! Let it Shine! Put Up a Line! (I'm so losing it).

And here's a hint as I finalize the giveaway: OM.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Here Comes the Sun!

Last Year's Rainy Day Backup Plan

Although there is, dare I say, a bit of a chill in the air, that yellow orb has returned to our fair city. Although my line:dryer ratio was slightly lacking, we did get several loads out on the line this past weekend.

I am so thrilled to have so many of you with us this year for the Clothesline Challenge, some again and some for the first time. And thank you, once again to Joanie at Nini Makes for the adorable button that is gracing so many of your blogs!

Stay tuned for a clothesline checkup where I will visit your blogs to see how things are hanging... In the meantime, let the sun shine in!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dear Diary,

Natural Lincoln Logs

Well, first it rained today. And then after breakfast there was a bit of a drizzle, followed by a light downpour. Around lunchtime things were slightly overcast, with a misting right before tea. Just before supper there was a driving rain, with misting that followed. Showers after dark, with more towards dawn.

Monday, May 4, 2009

And A Clothesline Runs Through It

Frog Among the Onions

Hmmm, maybe I should have started this year's Clothesline Challenge on June 1st. From your comments (and I do read every one), I can tell that we are all having troubles with this rainy weather. Great weather if you're a worm, not so much if you're a wet pair of jeans. Hang in there, folks!!

{It's never too late to join}

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rainy Day

Waiting for Sprouts - Recycled Egg Carton

Rain today with nothing on the clothesline, so it is a good thing we accomplished yesterday what needed to be done outdoors. This included walks around the neighborhood, a bit of weeding in the garden, a stroll on over to the park (where Pip and Sprout climbed the jungle gym like little monkeys - my, they're getting old), mowing, edging, and seed planting.

Peony Compost

Incidentally, you may want to know (or not) how we control dandelions on our property. The answer is: Green Husband. No, he's not a product, he's my spouse, and he prowls around with a sharp tool and digs those flowers up by the roots. And that, my friends, is how we have a dandelion-free and chemical-free yard.

What is emerging in your flower garden?

Garden Courtesy of Green Husband

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Clothesline Challenge Bloggy Button is Here!

The Second Annual (and the first annual, for that matter) Clothesline Challenge would not happen without a lot of bloggy friends who are a lot more creative than I (myself? me?). A huge thank you across the pond to... Nini Makes! who designed this year's bloggy button.

Steal away!

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