Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Happy Fifth Anniversary and A Giveaway for You!

The Herb That Started My Blog!
Three Lucky Readers Will Each Win a Copy!
An Gooseberry Patch Journal for Keeping Records!
Marjolein Bastin's Remember the Day Calendar/Journal!
The Herb Garden That Started My Blog!
Well, I say this each year and it is getting more insane that I'm still blogging!  I would first like to thank those passionate Reppert sisters, Nancy and Susanna, who gave me my inspiration to start this blog.  I was so inspired by their blog, Rosemary's Sampler that I gave it a go.  I'm not as daily as I once was in more ways than one!  I think since I became 60 last year, my mortality has caught up with me.  They say age is only a number, but I'm considering that I'm at best in the last third of my life.  I once wanted to live to 100, but now I'll take whatever years God has planned for me.

So while some of you may want me to blog each day, I think I will keep my schedule as is and if there is a really interesting adventure, I'll post an extra story.  I always seem to be behind these days anyway. I did a very brief analysis of my recent posts and have found that when I put a recipe into my post or when I do a travel post, I get more readers.  I thought about ending this blog and going in another direction.  I also thought about condensing each past year into just the best of the best posts because I have just so many darn posts!  It's overwhelming for me as well.  If you'd like to give me your thoughts on any of these topics, feel free.  I appreciated my connections with Herb Companion now Mother Earth Living and Timber Press.  I'm a very lucky herbal woman.

So dear readers, instead of trying to decide what's going to happen, I'm doing a giveaway for five people.  I have three copies of the Herb Gardening magazine and two old fashioned journals to giveaway to my readers.  Please if you don't have a blog contact, please give me some kind of contact info.  You can also leave a comment on my Facebook page, Nancy Heraud.  One comment per person please.  I will be reposting my five favorite posts from each of the years in the coming days and if you haven't already commented, you may comment on those reposts as well.  This giveaway will end next Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10 AM EDT.  The winners will be announced once selected by The Herbal Husband from the magical cheese making basket.  Good luck and thanks for reading my blog!


It's Just Dottie said...

I would love to win your giveaway. I really like your blog. I have had a love affair with herbs my entire like.
Smiles, Dottie

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Congratulations on your 5th bloggiversery. :-)

My 5th will be next month.

Being in my 60's and losing my dear husband has made me think more about what's important, and what do I really want to do. Blogging has been a blessing to me, many friends made, wonderful inspiration from projects done by others, delicious recipes, etc. shared. Not to mention the love, encouragement and support since losing my best friend and soulmate.

I sure hope you don't quit blogging. You would be sorely missed.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway!
I've told my kids I am going to live to be 120, which means I am not even halfway through yet.

Bernideen said...

Sounds like great fun to win anything to me! I do enjoy reading your blog and congrats!

Pammy said...

Oh how lovely!! How do I connect with you on FB? xo

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks ladies! I hope each of you wins something! Pammy, I put a link in this post to my Facebook page. I thought about that issue after I clicked the Publish button! Thanks again. xo

Pammy said...

Oh thanks Nancy...I'll be showing up as Pam Kimsey xo

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog by searching for herbal sites, as I'm planning my first herb garden.

I do hope you continue sharing your knowledge with us, and will be visiting your FB page as well.

Happy Fifth Anniversary! ~ Marsha

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks for the kind words, Marsha. Hope you can find some worthwhile herbal info on my blog! xo

Carol said...

WOW! Five years already ♥ Such an amazing journey and I've so enjoyed the parts I've shared of it. I look forward to your post and read every one of them...even when I don't comment :) Great give away :) but then yours always are ♥ Best of luck to us all:)

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks dear Carol! You have been the lucky recipient of so many of my giveaways! Good luck! xo