A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

"A joyful heart is good medicine." ~ Proverbs 17:22

Saturday, 8 August 2009

A Happy Pink Saturday & A Giveaway


'Morning everyone & Happy Pink Saturday!
We've had a beautiful sunny week here on the Island and Hubby and I are really enjoying our 'staycation.' We have stayed here for most of the three weeks we have been on vacation but we did venture off Island for a few days to visit family. We always feel the Island is so beautiful, why would anyone want to leave it this time of year? We have everything one could want right here!


Today I would like to share with you, my carafe. It has pink flowers on it and I fill it up with hot coffee and take it to the beach with us. The carafe is a little beat up because it has been well used. But that is what it is for, right?
There's nothing like sipping a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee early in the morning on one of our beautiful beaches! We set up our beach chairs and sink our toes into the soft warm sand and listen to the sound of the waves lapping on the shore. Life is sweet on Prince Edward Island and we feel very blessed to live here!


The beach we went to the other day is on the south shore of the Island and the sand there is almost pink. Basin Head is known for its 'white' sand and it sings when you walk on it. Really lovely! It is actually called 'Singing sands.' This is just a little peek. I will show you more pictures another day. I brought a little sand home with me and compared it to the sand on the north shore. The sand from the south shore is on the right. Do you see the difference? It is lighter in colour and it is almost pink! Now, on to my Giveaway............I just posted my 200th post a couple of weeks ago and I would like to celebrate it with a Giveaway. As I have been the recipient of several giveaways myself, I wanted to have another giveaway of my own to celebrate my milestone in blogging.


One of the great pleasures of blogging is 'meeting' such wonderful bloggy friends and I have compiled a variety of little treasures from our famous Island and put them together just for you.


There is a copy of the Anne of Green Gables book, a notepad, an Anne of Green Gables tin, and a package of Anne of Green Gables table napkins.


I also have a lacey wall hanging with one of my favourite scriptures on it.
On the cover of this book, Anne has a pink frock on underneath her white pinafore. The little notebook's cover is an actual print from artwork by a local artist, Charlene Williams. It is the perfect size for your handbag.

This Anne of Green Gables tin has some pink flowers on it although they are hard to see here. The table napkins are designed on Prince Edward Island by George and Maureen Campbell, relatives of Lucy Maude Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. The napkins are from the Kindred Spirits Collection and are a reproduction of another painting by Island artist Dale McNevin. The lace wall hanging bears the scripture verse from Philippians 4:8. "Whatever things are lovely.....think on these things." There are some pink flowers adorning this wall hanging. All of these goodies are little things I picked up while on holidays here on the Island.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and you will be entered into the Giveaway. If you take my Giveaway button and post it on your blog linking back to me, I will enter your name twice. Please let me know if you posted the button on your blog! That's all there is to it! I will draw the name on the evening of Friday the 14th and post the winner's name next Saturday on Pink Saturday.
Now, please go visit our wonderful hostess Beverly by clicking on the link http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ or the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar. There are lots of pinkies with lots of pinkness for you to enjoy.
Because I am still on vacation, this will be my last post until next Saturday's Pink Saturday when I will reveal the winner of my Giveaway. Meanwhile, have a safe and wonderful week everyone.


NOTE: My mother got home from the hospital on Thursday. She is still recuperating and it will be a while before she has regained all of her strength. I want to thank you all for your caring and your prayers! I know that it is because of all the prayer that has gone up on her behalf that she has done as well as she has! The Lord bless each and every one of you!

Smiles & hugs,
Sandi

60 comments:

SmilingSally said...

How good to hear that your mom is home from the hospital.

Congratulations on your blog's longevity!

Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Princess Of Pink said...

Oh my Gosh!! What a wonderful give-away. I would love to be entered AND will post the button on my blog as well. I have never read the Anne books because they are not here, but have heard so much good about them, so please let me win. LOL!!

Hugs.....

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
I agree -there is no place like P.E.I.
Glad to hear your Mom got home.

Nice give away.I especially like the napkins.I will put your button on my sidebar.

Have a good weekend,

Carolyn

Andrea said...

Sandi,
Glad your mom is home and recovering. Beautiful post!

Dana and Daisy said...

I would definitely say the sand is pink!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Love, Dana and Daisy

Millie said...

How nice it would be to walk on that singing sand! It truly does look pink...have a nice time for the rest of your vaction.
Glad your Mom is home.

Vicki said...

Hi, Sandi,
Can I come and join you on that beautiful beach for a hot cup of coffee? I enjoyed all your pink pretties today and congratulations on your 200th post! Enjoy your weekend. Vicki

Jillian said...

Well hello!! That is a great carafe and I'd haul it to the beach, too! Congrats on your 200th post....I'll have to tell my Mom about this giveaway she was a HUGE Anne of Green Gables fan! Happy Pink Saturday.

Sit-N-Chat said...

You are certainly generous with your give-away. I'd love to be included in the drawing. I will try to post the button and will let you know for sure.
I've never been there but it looks so pretty. I am glad your mother is better. Mine is doing well but is aging. (84) My daughter and I love Anne of GG. She is 28 and we've enjoyed watching it as well as reading for years. ...makes me want to call her!
Blessings,
Jennifer

caren said...

Oh how I wish I was on the beach with you!!! Sounds fantastic! I would be honored to be in your giveaway - such sweet gifts! Glad your mom is doing well. Happy PS!

Pomona said...

What a lovely giveaway, and congratulations on your 200th post!

Pomona x

MiniMadWoman said...

Sandi, I really enjoyed your post today! I was sitting here looking longingly at the beautiful beach and told my hubby (who's sitting here drinking coffee) that we really need to take our vacation one year and visit the island. Of course, I love Anne of Green Gables and watched the shows every week when they were on. Beautiful scenery!

Glad to hear your mom is home and I'll continue to keep her in my prayers.

Thanks for hosting such a fantastic giveaway . . . the winner will be very lucky indeed!

Enjoy the rest of your vacation on your little piece of heaven.

Happy Pink Saturday!

God Bless,
Teresa

MiniMadWoman said...

Opps, after all that I forgot to say that I'll post your giveaway on my blog!

What fun!

Teresa

Sares said...

You live on PEI? How lucky are you! The Anne of Green Gables series has always been on my list of favorites. The island is described so beautifully in the books too. I can't believe the sand varies in color so much, very interesting. Congrats on your 200th post and Happy Pink Saturday!

Regina said...

Nice pink.
Happy weekend.

Sit-N-Chat said...

OK. I posted button successfully. I am not sure the proper way to do that. I got to photoshop and save the picture. Then I go to customize, add a picture -and add the link from your blog. Is that thee usual way? I know most people don't do photoshop so I know there is an easier way and would appreciate knowing...

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Beautiful Post Sandi! I would love to be entered. Love Anne of Green Gables. Looks like you have had quite a good time on your little trip. I collect sand and have little containers from all over the world. Thanks for sharing on this lovely Pink Saturday Day. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you visit. Country Hugs, Sherry

Leslie said...

Happy Pink Saturday....enjoy your vacation!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

It sounds like your having a good time on your vacation. I really can use one right about now.

Have a Wonderful Pink Saturday in the sand...

Mary said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Sandi...I always enjoy your posts, but really like the pictures of the beach and the sand. You live in such a beautiful place, and so glad you share it with us! It wold be wonderful to visit there someday. I love Anne of Green Gables, and bought the books for my grandgirls, so they could somehow touch on days gone by, and I pray they will take a little with them in their hearts. Praying for your mom, and glad she's better. Take care, Sandi, and have a wonderful week-end!

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday! What a beautiful giveaway. Please enter me. Your "island" sounds wonderful!

Charlotte said...

Oh Sandi. I love this giveaway. I've never read the book even though it is such a famous one.
I'm glad your mother is home and doing better.
Love the Pink Saturday post. Your stacation sounds like the perfect place to be. Put on another pot of coffee. I'm on my way there. LOL
Charlotte

Jorgelina said...

Happy Pink Saturday.
What a lovely giveaway,thanks.
Hugs

Mary said...

I hope your Mom recovers quickly, you must be thrilled she is home from the hospital.
Congratulations on your 200th post. Love your giveaway gifts.
Your Island looks like a paradise!! Thanks for stopping by.Mary

Bobbi said...

Hi, so happy to hear that your mom is home from the hospital!
Congrats to you on your 200th post on your blog!
Fantastic Giveaway, gosh thank you so much! I'll be posting your button on my sidebar at my blog also.
I hope that your weekend is a wonderful one!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Claudia said...

Sandi,

First of all, great news about your Mother! I love your carafe and the sand from the Singing Beach. I don't blame you for staying around home - you live in such a beautiful place!

You know I love Anne of Green Gables!

Pearl Maple said...

A beautiful collection of pinks to celebrate the best of all that is PEI.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Sandi!

Yes! Why would you ever have to leave such a beautiful place. I've never visited, but will have to get to it one of these days. How very fortunate you are...

Please add me to your list of hopefuls....

Hugs,
Spencer

someplace in thyme said...

Sandi, your post is filled with so many beautiful things today. I too love the beach and listening to the sound of the waves, you just can't beat that can you. Happy Pink Saturday, Char
You are having a great give a way, please count me in.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Again, Sandi!

I added your button to my sidebar...please throw my name in again. I'd reallllly like to win!

Blessings,
Spencer

Jenny S said...

How does the sand SING?? Very interesting!! Happy PInk Saturday and happy 200th post!!

Tami said...

Glad to hear your mom is home!
Hope you are having a very lovely Pink Saturday!
xo Tami

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello Sandi,

Thank you for visiting my blog and your helpful suggestions. I enjoyed visiting your blog and loved looking at your photos of the beaches and of Portugal! It looks like you live in a very beautiful part of the world!
~Patti

Ms.Daisy said...

Hi Sandi,
My daughter Jillian of Jillian's Pages just let me know of your Blogaversary giveaway! Congratulations! Also, I am so glad your Mom is home and recuperating! God is good!
Please enter me in your giveaway... the Anne books were my very favorites growing up. Thanks!

~Jean

My Crafty Little Page said...

What a sweet giveaway. You know, I haven't read Anne of Green Gables either! Have a wonderful tomorrow! :)Nancy

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Hi Sandi -

Good morning and Happy Sunday. Happy to hear the Lord is continuing to bless you and your family! His goodness endures forever!

Love and hugs!
China

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Oh lucky you to be visiting the beach and spending a wonderful summer. We have had two typhoons in two weeks. It's been raining so hard and the wind is just horrible. :-(

On a happier note though, glad to hear your Mom is finally home. It is a wonderful news seeing how you update about here and her stay in the hospital. Also, congratulations on your 200th post! Would you have believed it when you started that you would actually write a total of 200 posts and still continuing? :-)

Oh dear Anne. I was just wondering when my first book of the series will be returned. Somehow I suspect the borrower lost it :-( I hope not cause I can't find a copy here available anymore. And seeing these makes me so excited LOL I've read until the fifth series and got stuck. No available ones in the bookstore - but I'm not losing hope LOL

Li

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Sandi; Congrats on your 200th post, and to have a give a way with such pretty gifts... I love the beach photos, your staycation sounds just lovely. Love the pink sand.. such wonderful news about your Mom, I pray her healing is a quick and pain free one..... have a great day.

Hugs;
Alaura

Family American Style. said...

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Vintage To Chic said...

Sandi, so glad to hear your mom is home and the stacation sounds like a bit of heaven, love to be entered into your give away.
Judy

jeanne said...

Hello Sandi, I am still trying to catch up with my PS visits.
thank you for your visit and sweet comment.

I love a good cup of coffee and when I brew my coffee in the am I put it in a carafe to keep it fresh. Yours is far prettier than mine. smiling! The beach is lovely and I agree the sand is pinkish.

Congratulations on 200 posts. It is wonderful of you to have such a terrific giveaway. Please enter my name. I hope I am lucky.

Hugs..Jeanne

jeanne said...

Gosh I meant to tell you I am happy your mom is home. I will pray for her continued healing.

XOXO Jeanne, again!

Renee G said...

Happy to hear your mom is home.
Please include me in your drawing.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(Dot)com

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Lovely, lovely post! I wish you all the best on reaching such a milestone!

Best to you,
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

pamperedgirl38 said...

Hello I discovered your blog recently. I have to say I'am so jealous you live on Prince Edward Island!! It must be gorgeous there! What a super giveaway! I will post your button and return for visits. Traci

Andrea said...

U have an award at arise 2 write!!

Jennifer Swan Hopkins said...

Hi Sandi,

You know I am always delighted every time I come visit you. I am glad you're busy and hope you are enjoying the summer. I am happy to hear about your mom, and your 200 blog mark, too. Congratulations! I've been creating pieces and not blogging much at all. But I did want to touch base and invite you over.

My new blog site is up - Yippee! Please come visit. I now have my fabulous finished faerie boxes listed in a post - they are just yummy, go have a look; )

Remember, I am now at http://MaidenShade.net so please change any links you may have!

xJ

pinkkandy said...

you had a lot of pinks this weekend...I am late with my blog hopping..
God Bless You
Kandy

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Your beach getaway sounds lovely, that is such a unique carafe!
Congrats on 200+ blog posts.
The land of blog certainly is a fun and special place!
Thank you for the chance to be the lucky winner of your lovely and generous giveaway.
Brightest of Blessings to you and yours!
~*~ Patty

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Congrats on your 200th Post.. wow.. where has the time flown to? Here is to lots more.. what a darling coffee pot. Your give away is just too sweet, be sure to enter my name of course.. lol.
Hope all is well your way on this beautiful day... hugs ~lynne~
going to try and get your button added before leaving for the day

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hello Sandi!
Thank you my precious friend, thank you. It means so much to have wonderful friends praying for us. Amy needs them so much. We are at such a critical stage, and Amy has made it clear that she wants to live. She does not want to give up. Thank you again. Love, Sherry

charmedwishes said...

hello, your blog was one of my discoveries today! i am really enjoying this, i am finding so many wonderful blogs and yours is one of them. i love your design. i have trhe complete ann of green gables books, i like the story.

charmedwishes18.blogspot.com

The Stylish House said...

Sandi,
I am happy to hear your mother is doing better.
Congratulations on reaching this blogging milestone. Two hundred posts are impressive and I appreciate the time an effort involved. This is such a nice giveaway and so appropriate for you! The singing sands sound absolutely intriguing. I have never heard anything like this before. Guess it is true you learn something new every day!
Cathy

Treelady said...

What a beautiful Blog. You have done 200 posts and I can't even figure out how to set up a blog. I would love to be included in your drawing.

Dawn said...

What a beautiful pink beach. I love the beach, but can't stay too long or I'm pink too, no matter how much sunscreen I use!
Dawn

someplace in thyme said...

Hi Sandi, I had you covered sweetheart, don't you worry. Thankyou for the early post, after tonight I won't see them until I return. Makes me kind of sad, Happy Pink Saturday to you too, Char

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Very pleased about your mother--we'll send more positive thoughts her way! Lovely giveaway, please enter me--for the old Prodigal Wife, of course!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a beautiful beach! Lovely and generous giveaway, too!!

Hope your mother continues to improve!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lemondrop Marie said...

Too many pretty things to count. Those pink bridal party pictures are far more lovely than I ever would have predicted seeing one pink dress on its own. They look like a garden of lovely flowers.

Jennifer said...

200 posts, great job! So nice to read about your mom coming home too.

I'm not participating but thought I'd stop by and say "Hello, Happy Pink Saturday". It is always such a pleasure to come to your blog and see what you've been up to.

See you soon!
Jennifer
MaidenShade.net
(- note the new blog address)

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