02 March 2010

Spring Giveaway Winner! And a little story about a magazine and my true love...

The First Spring Giveaway!

From My Heart to Yours......

Is it time yet?

Is it Seven o clock?


I think it is!

J helped with the drawing!
We did it the old-fashioned way!

J mixed 'em up.

Congrats to

Please leave a comment and give a big Congrats to Sandra!
And give her blog a visit, too!

Sandra, please email me at
with your address.
Hopefully I will get the box mailed in the next couple of days :)
Our weather has been quite frosty with icy roads!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered!

 Special thanks to all of you who put
a little diddy on your site
about the giveaway!

And to the new Followers,
glad you are here!
I hope you will stop by often to visit.
And I will make my way to peek in
on you!

Look for another
next month!!

Now a little story about Flea Market Style magazine...

I have been waiting forever for this magazine.
So many of my favorite mags went by the wayside in the last year.
When I first heard about Flea Market,
I began counting down the months until it would
hit newstands.
I put their link on my blog roll
I hung out there,
I drooled over the web pages,
I counted down the months...

And finally, the big month was here!
The release of Flea Market Style Mag
hit the news stands!!!

But, I couldn't find it :(
In this little mountain town there are not a lot of shopping options.
But, each time I had to venture into town,
I would scour every retailer in hopes of filling my heart
with glossy pages of glorious junk style!
And poor J.
You see, when I become obssessed with something,
I chat about it.
He had listened to me chat this for almost one year.
He loves thrifting as much as I do.
He loves doing allll those projects I pick out for us!
(at least I am pretty sure he does)
I would ask him if he was as excited as I was
that somewhere,
new mag was waiting for us to find it!
I now was chatting about the magazine being
within my reach...
But, to no avail could it be found.

And then it happened.
I was driving home about to pass a little store I don't usually go into.
I made a beeline for their parking lot.
I walked in with purpose in my stride.
I went to the magazine aisle,
just knowing once again I would leave in defeat.
But there it was.
One single copy on the top shelf.
I hugged it.
I told the clerk my little story
(chat, chat, chat!)
She smiled as I paid
and I think she was glad to see me leave...

I couldn't wait to exclaim to J,
"I found it!!!"
I smiled about it the whole way home.
Every day J leaves our home at 6:30am
to make his way into the Big City to attend school.
He always calls when he is on his way home
to see if we need anything.
I had just walked in the door, when he called.
I could hardly contain myself,
but I didn't squeak a word of my good fortune!
When he got home we chatted about my day, the horses,
the dogs, the cats....
Since that is pretty much our life.

I asked him about school,
about the Big City drive,
and then he asked me to close my eyes.
And I knew....

I just knew that somewhere on his drive home from the Big City
he had stopped to find the magazine.
He told me I could open my eyes,
and there it was.
Our second copy of Flea Market Style Mag!

Good Golly Miss Molly!
From not being able to find it anywhere
to having two copies!

I hugged him.
And I kissed him.
And I thanked him for loving me so much that he would exit four lanes of interstate
traffic to make the search!

I then hid my copy.
Because it touched my heart so much that he went to that trouble,
I just didn't want him to know I had found it too :)


The next day I posted my Spring Giveaway.
I decided since I had two copies of the magazine
it would be nice to share one.

On Saturday morning J was up at daylight as always.
It is his weekend time to drink a pot of coffee,
and get caught up on email and the blog,
before we head to the barn.

When I emerged from slumberland, J was sitting on the couch
reading the blog.
I said goodmorning.
He said he was gonna kick my behind!
He started on a spiel about how he couldn't believe
I would give away something I waited on for so long!

I went to the bedroom where I had hid
my copy.
I showed it to him.
I told him just how much it meant to me
that he actually searched for the magazine.

Because it did.
I don't write often enough
about my Love for this man.

Finding this magazine is just one of a million things like this
that he does for me.
And to think it me years to see this before I said,
and married him!

The magazine in the giveaway is the one I bought.

The magazine that J bought for me will eventually get tucked away,
in a big, old trunk where I keep all things precious to my heart.
If anyone else were to search through the items in that old trunk
I am sure they would wonder why some were in there.
But each thing has so meaning.
Like a magazine bought for me with pure, utter Love....

I hope you have this kind of Love in your life....



Sydney said...

That is so cute! What a loving man you have there to get you that magazine.

Laura said...

What a wonderful story! I'm so happy that I discovered your blog!! :)
P.S. I do have that kind of love in my life too...

Rural Revival said...

Oh Misha, I do and I am so glad you do too, because no one deserves it more! I know I said J is a lucky guy but you're both pretty lucky. What a lovely post!

Now, congrats to Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm, you've won yourself a very generous, sweet and precious giveaway. I'd say you're pretty lucky too!

Be well!


Deb said...

Congrats to the winner...and what a sweet hubby you have...

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Congratulations to Sandy on winning all the sweet springy goodies!!! There is NO ONE nicer that could have won it! The story about that magazine is so sweet....and worth telling, how nice that he is so thoughtful!

Elle Bee said...

That is such a fun and sweet story!

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

How wonderful ~ love the story. Congrats to Sandra!

Linda said...

Congrats to Sandra! I'm soooo happy that I found you...you have an awesome blog:)


fonziemom said...

congrats to Sandra!!!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

You have such a neat hubby, Misha---but I'm sure you know that. How special that he found the magazine (even though you had just found a copy yourself)...

Congrats to Sandra for winning the giveaway. I hope she enjoys that magazine as much as you do!!!!

We got about 2 inches of snow. Did you????

Donna said...

Congrats to the winner!
This is the sweetest story about J and the magazine! He is a "keeper" :)

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

What an Awesome husband!!! Thanks for following me too:)
Congrats to the winner.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Congrats to the winner and what a fun story about the magazine!

Sharon said...

Congratulations Sandra :) Thank you Misha for hosting a lovely giveaway. What a sweetie your honey is, I have been blessed with a wonderful man too :)

Have a wonderful evening!

The Lone Star Queen said...

Congrats to Sandra! What a great guy that J is. That was a very thoughtful way for him to show his love for you.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

That is such a darling story about the magazine. That guy is a keeper for sure!

Feral Female said...

What a great man you have there Misha! And congrata to Sandy!

Donna said...

Congrats to the very lucky winner! Oh, I wanted that little rabbit plate especially! Sigh. LOL! Thank you for sharing such wonderful goodies, but also that touching story about your sweetheart. You've got a keeper!

Snappy Di said...

Oh darn... I missed your give away! *kicks clod of dirt*

Maybe next time I'll be on time!

The Blue Ridge Gal

Rue said...

Loved loved this post too. What a sweet husband you have :)

I'm sorry I missed the giveaway. Hopefully next time I'll be able to pay attention LOL


Sandra said...

Oh Misha...I love your man and don't even know him! He's a keeper and, yes, I also have such a man; aren't we so blessed?!
Thank you muchly for this fabulous giveaway; you've blessed me with a great deal of joy with your kindness in having such a fun event. God knew my need and said, "I believe I'll use Misha to brighten up some lives today"...and so He did and so did she.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Misha, I loved the magazine story. So sweet! I have one of those fellas too (when he *wants* to be.. lol), and this reminds me I need to be more thankful :)

Congrats to Sandra!! I know she will cherish these gifts. -Tammy

Cheryl said...

Congrats to Sandra! Great love story!!

Lisa said...

Hi Misha, I just read a comment you left on Rue's Peanut Butter and Jelly Life, and I thought I would pay you a visit. So glad I did, you have a fabulous blog and I love your perspective on things!! I'm sure you'll be hearing from me again soon!!

Amy said...

Oh darn it, I saw the day you posted about your contest but didn't have time to comment then and then everything happened with Mamma Heidi and all that...uff...so many cute things- well congrats to the winner, you lucky lucky girl!!

Can't wait for the next contest- maybe you should give away a subscription to your flea market magazine- then if I got lucky enough to win that I could sit over here in Norway and dream of all the flea markets I can't go too over in the USA...huff...

Man, I sound like I'm feeling sorry for myself today and I*m really not...just sounds that way-
Have a super day my friend..

Brenda said...

Your hubby is one very special man! I could feel the love flowing through your words for him! You are truly blessed .... both of you are!

Heart2Heart said...


What a great story that was, and you know I would have done that very thing. Hubby's that do those special kinds of things deserve a very special place in our hearts.

Congratulations on your blessed winner of your Spring Giveaway!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Ann On and On... said...

You are just toooooo cute! I love to hear stories about happy people. I really hope someday my truck has a reason to cross your path.

maurakeith said...

What a wonderful story! You are very lucky to have such a loving thoughtful husband....I know what I'm talking about because I have one just like him. I haven't seen that magazine yet but I'm sure going to keep my eyes open for it now that I've read what you said. I hope I don't have as hard a time as you did trying to find it! Have a wonderful day (Friday) and I hope one day you'll stop by to say hello. Take care. Maura

Karen said...

I'm so glad your story was posted on FMS, that way I found your blog, and now I can come back and read more! I left a comment on their blog, but just wanted to say your "love story" touched my heart! Karen

Oz Girl said...

I'm a lil bit late returning to the party to see who won... but a huge congrats to Sandra! Woohoo!!! :)