Saturday, May 11, 2013

500th post and a giveaway!!

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Good morning, everyone!!

How's your weekend going so far? I just realized that I've reached a huge milestone on this blog - it's my 500th post!! Where did the time go? In the past year and a half this blog evolved a lot, and I keep hoping that the quality of my posts improved too.

Thank you, everyone, who has supported me here On My Side of the World (also known as Frugal and Thankful). Whether you’ve been with me since post number 1 or number 499, I appreciate you and don’t take you for granted.

To show my appreciation, I have a little giveaway for you today:

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One lucky winner will receive this beautiful wooden sign (a $35 value). It's size is 8 inch x 19 inch, and black and white color and simple style fits any decor. 

This giveaway will go until next Saturday, May 18th and it's open worldwide. Entering is easy, just use this Rafflecopter widget below. Be sure to leave your e-mail so I can contact you if you win. I will announce a lucky winner later in the day next Saturday. You will have 48 hours to claim your prize.

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Good luck, everyone!! And thank you for being here!

51 comments:

  1. Awesome! I'm about to hit 500 as well and I'm debating what to give away to one of my few readers. :-)

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  2. Cute sign and I know just the place to hang it:). With it being Mother's Day tomorrow, I've been thinking of my mom who lives overseas. I only get to be with her every few years but I see her regularly with Skype. I know that you, Lena, are in the same situation. Happy Mother's Day to you!

    Rebekah

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    1. Thank you Rebekah! It's really hard to be so far from loved ones. Thank goodness for Skype :)

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  3. Hi~ Congrats to you on your 500th post! Wow~ Here's to many more:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  4. The most influential person in my life would be my Grandmother. My mom, her daughter, passed away when I was 16, and my Grandmother helped me through some turbulent years~ She was always there for me, know matter what~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  5. Congrats on your milestone! My gram was my biggest influence. She had this kind hearted unconditional love that I've never seen matched. She was such a blessing to me and many others as well.

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  6. Congrats!! Lovely giveaway!! The most influential person in my life... My Uncle I think! He's an amazing man who has shown me soo much!

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  7. This is such a wonderful giveaway! Congrats on your 500th post! My biggest influence in my life in the past 6 years has been my mother in law. She is who I want to be like - a godly woman. Also, my Nana. She has been there for me for ever. No matter what. She is an amazing godly woman too.

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  8. Congrats on your 500th post!! Hands down my Grandmother is the most influential person in my life, she has been gone for a long time now but I still feels her every day in my life

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  9. Congratulations on your 500th Post, Lena. Happy Happy Mother's Day too. xx

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  10. PS My most influential person would be my Father's sister, my Auntie Gladys.

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  11. You've come a long way my friend - I think I've been with you from the start (or soon after)! I'd say my mom was the most influential woman in my life as well as her mother. I wrote about my mom today - she showed me that a woman can really have it all - a family (5 kids and a husband) AND a career - she was a published author of many many stores in children's books and magazines. I admired her so much as a child for being so different from other moms. Thanks to her I realized i could do anything I wanted to!

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  12. Lena, congratulations on reaching this milestone. Happy blogging!

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  13. Congratulations! My mommy is my HERO! She is an amazing mom and wife! I love her dearly

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  14. congratulations on the milestone. My mum is my hero, and my idol and my best friend.

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  15. Wow, 500! Beautiful sign. I hope it goes to a good home!

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  16. It would have to have been my step father, he took in the three of us kids when we were not his and raised us as if we were. He passed away just over a year a go, 6 years after mom died. He never lost touch with us and we were at his bedside when he passed. The love this man had for us is something to strive for in our interactions with others... Daily...

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  17. My husband.. He is incredible and makes me want to be a better person!

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  18. My Mom! For being a supportive Mother at all times! She is helping through me going through another horrible divorce. I could not support my three children on my own without her prayers!

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  19. My mom is the most influential person, she taught me to cook, sew and be frugal. We grew up very poor and never really knew it until I was older. I embrace living frugally now and enjoy living with less.

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  20. Tweeted the giveaway: https://twitter.com/the2ndthought/status/334037106513047552 jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  21. My mom is the most influential person in my life :) She is always there for me when I need it! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  22. My Grandmother has been the most influential person. She was a very strong and faith-filled role model.

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  23. My husband! He always supports me no matter what and works extremely hard for us.

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  24. My Mom has always been my biggest support system

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  25. Congrats on the milestone! Very neat and TRUE sign :)

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  26. My grandmother. She went through being an abused girl, to a military wife and mother teaching herself to sew all things and cook for all, to becoming a grandmother and having her own very successful upholstery and sewing business and creating the first food outreach program in our little town. She was a avid church-member active in the board of trustees and running programs there while she made food for the homeless everyweek. She kind to all, but sassy and stubborn to those who get in her way of making each day count and helping others while helping herself and her family to a better way of life. She was not perfect, but she was an angel on Earth.

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  27. FB share
    https://www.facebook.com/deannatime/posts/460214707400829
    xo

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  28. My mother. She is so kind and willing to help others in ANY way possible. She even gave away one our sofas to a family who didn't have any furniture. I love her.
    xo

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  29. My mom, she has always worked so hard for us
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  30. My husband influences me alot. He makes me want to work harder and learn more. He's so strong and wonderful that I can't help but be better with him. momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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  31. The most influential person in my life is my mother. My father died unexpectedly when I was young but she still managed to work 2 jobs to pay the bills. I love her to pieces.

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  32. I would pick my grandmother. She died 3 years before I was born and I was named after her.

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  33. The most influential person on my life for the past 16 years is my husband. :)

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  34. The most influential person in my life was my dad. He was my best friend growing up and I knew I could always depend on him. He gave great advice, he made me laugh, and we had so much in common. He lost his battle with brain cancer in Decemeber 2012 after fighting it for 6 long years. Even throughout those 6 years, he had the most positive outlook on life. Every day I try to be more like him.

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  35. My dad, he always worked so hard and still spent quality time with us kids.

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  36. My mom and sisters.When I had cancer in 2011 they did all my cooking,cleaning and just loved me through my journey.My faith in God is also what got me through it.God is so good! Thank you :)
    tigers3450@att.net

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  37. My husband- He works so hard for our family and has been so supportive of me earning my degree.

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  38. mandy canterburyMay 15, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    My 84 year old grandmother, who everyone calls "Nanny". She babysits her great grandchildren who are aged 10, 9, and 3, about 3-4 days out of the week. I don't know how she does it, but she says it's what keeps her going!

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  39. My mom was the most influential person in my life. I was pretty close minded when I was younger as many are, but later on in life I realized she was right more times than I wanted to give her credit for :) She has passed but her grace and her calm words still guide me.

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  40. My mom was the most influential person in my life. Not only did she teach me how to mother with kindness, compassion, selflessness, and humor, but she taught me how to spoil grandchildren!

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  41. My mom is defininitely the most influential person in my life. She's always there for everyone whenever they need her - no matter what. I don't think anyone is more caring and selfless than her!

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  42. my mom has been so influential in my life! She has always been there for me and has served as an amazing role model.
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  43. My Mom--she is amazing! Raised 8 kids as a stay at home mom, has a strong faith in God, has over 20 grandkids and 1 great grandkid, is the most loving caring giving person I know. I hope I am just like her someday!
    maxine_rose@hotmail.com

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  44. My mom! She has been though so much! Yet she has been strong for us kids and taught us to be respectful and productive no matter the circumstance!

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  45. The most influential person in my life was a very involved with his students college professor. He said that the 3 keys to success are advanced planning, consistent application, and hard work hard work hard work and by following that I have found that he was right.

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  46. My mom is the most generous and loving person and has been the our family glue in the recent passing of our Dad, tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  47. my mom. she's overcome cancer and has recently had it come back but never has lost her giggle

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  48. Contests on 500 followers! I would say my grandma. See has been there in so much... even when my parents weren't there. As a child and as an adult. I love her so much.

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