We take care of the land...it takes care of us.

We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

Ya just never know what I'll blog about next...

So visit us often!

Friday, February 24, 2012

My First Give-away!

 Sall's Country Life
will celebrate two years on Blogger
this March!

Not a huge accomplishment to some,
but a small milestone to me!

I've enjoyed this blog so much...
it has put me in touch with so many wonderful folks.
The love and support we receive
comes in different ways:
from the comment box and the Facebook forum,
to the holler from across main street
saying, "I love your blog!" 

I am overwhelmed by the number
of visits to this lowly little blog
(one of a million blogs out there)
Your visits and your comments mean the world to us!
(Although, I do all the posts, I think 
that Sall enjoys reading the feedback more than I do!)

So, Thank You!
Friend, Follower, Commenter,
Anonymous Peeker, 
 Prairie Companion, Country Seeker,
Farmer, Townie, 
Camera Keeper...


 make the journey worth it 
and we will continue blogging about
our wonderful Country Life!

With that said...
Let's get on with the 

Remember the cute chicken purse
my sister made?
(I first mentioned it here)

My creative mother has donated
a piece of her handiwork....
(aren't Mom's great?)
A tea towel with bird and birdhouse
perfectly hand stitched!
 (we love our birds)

If that's not enough cuteness,
I'm adding...
a ceramic pheasant coffee mug
(just a little souvenir from South Dakota)
a bar of very special homemade soap
(my friend Jeanie makes it!)

But, Wait!

There's MORE!

When I was in the Black Hills,
I found these beautiful note-cards by a South Dakota Artist....

I immediately embraced the woman in the picture as myself
picking flowers on the prairie!
I got home and looked up the artist's website 
and fell in love with her
and her paintings! 
 Her story makes me proud to be a fellow Dakotan.
I hope you will visit her website too!

This is what she says about the painting above:
Capturing the season on the prairie between summer and autumn 
where the air is warm with cool undertones 
and the shadows are long. 
Take in the calming breeze, the earthy grasses,
 and feel the sun on your face and arms.

Exactly what I love 
about living in the country
in the middle of nowhere
on the prairie of South Dakota!

So, there it is... the whole package...
a "thank you" GIFT 
from Sall's Country Life:

Here is what you need to do
if you would like a chance to win our give-a-way...

  1. Be a follower of this blog. (Use the Google Friend Connect button to sign up on the sidebar, if you haven't already done so.)
  2. Leave a comment on this post saying you'd like to be entered.

for extra credit...
If you grab our button and add it to your blog,
we'll give you an extra entry! Just leave another comment here saying you did that please!

Good Luck!
We'll pick a winner on March 17th
on St. Patrick's Day!
(may the luck of the Irish be with you that day!)


farmer said...

oh how nice.
I adore the note cards :)

TexWisGirl said...

oh, now you know i love the sweet notecards, mug and all, but your mom's embroidery of the bird and house is worth framing! enter me, please!!! thanks, dearheart! and congrats on 2 yrs!

Country Gal said...

Congrats on 2 years of blogging ! It goes fast I just realized as I was reading this I have been blogging for 2 years now as of May . I love it I have met and keep in touch not only through blogs but e-mails to so many wonderful people in blog land ! Lovely prizes for your give away ! Have a great day !

Melodie said...

Yeah on 2 years! This is a terrific giveaway,thanks for a chance to win!

Deserae said...

Congratulations on your two year anniversary!!!! You are so sweet to offer so many fabulous goodies for a giveaway :o) Have a great weekend!!!!

barb said...

Well of course I love the chicken bag, hehe. Can relatives sign up? Keep up the good work, always love your blog.

dr momi said...

Congrats on 2 years!! Count me in on your great give away!

Debbie said...

a wonderful package of goodies, congrats on 2 years and wishing you 20 more!!

Jill said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on 2 years. I think that's a mighty fine milestone.

Your Mom's tea towel is gorgeous and I love the notecards. Please include me in your drawing. Thank you.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

CONGRATS on your blogging milestone!! I've no idea when I started following you, but I feel like I know you through your posts and friendship! What a thoughtful gift, count me in!!

Enjoy your weekend!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Congratulations on 2 years! What a neat giveaway, please count me in :-)

Nancy Claeys said...

What a generous giveaway, Lisa. Yes, I would love to be entered -- and I follow you via GFC. Thank you dear and congrats on your two years. :)

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Congrats on your blogging anniversary! Very nice giveaway!

Michaele said...

this is a great gift and milestone for a very talented blogger. Count me in and of course I will grab your button : )

Breathtaking said...

Shame I don't qualify for the giveaway, I think they are all so
nice.Love the cards!!

Snap said...

Lovely give-a-way. Congratulations on your Blogger Birthday! Thanks for stopping by.

bj said...

Congrats on your blog birthday.:)
Very nice and generous giveaway. Love those cards.

bj said...

OMGosh...I forgot to ask you to please enter me. I would ADORE having this giveaway.:)
xo bj

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh, how cute. Love to win. I'm already a follower.

TJO said...

What a fun giveway! Congrats on your milestone!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 2yr.
bloggiversary, here's hoping there will be many more in the years to come!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through blog hopping.LOL I'm now a follower and I would love to be entered into your giveaway.


Jan n Jer said...

What a lovely give away...I would love to be the winner! Congrats on your two year blogoversary!

Mary said...

Hi Sall, Congratulations on two years of marvelous posts! I'd love to be entered to win your wonderful prizes! xoxo

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. What a great giveaway you are having and I would love to win. I am now a follower.
Thanks for answering my question about the texture you used on the barn and for following me.

Nancy said...

First time visiting. I'm a follower now and would love to win your giveaway prize. I'm having a giveaway, too, @ http://www.ajoyfulcottage.com. Hope you can come and enter. Warm regards and congratulations on 2 years. Your blog looks great.

ju-north said...

Please enter me for the giveaway!

Michaele said...

Better late than never I always say - Please enter me in your CELEBRATION give away - cheers!

Michaele said...

Um - you can delete my last comment - I finally found where I had already entered. oops