Friday, August 24, 2007

A Collection of Write-Away Winners

Thank you to all who joined us this month for the Write-Away Contest and my biggest thanks to Jenn at Something to Say for reading and judging the 32 submissions all about Collecting. I love seeing the fun things that you collect and which things have emotional significance for you. I've collected some wonderful blogging friends this past year (yes, it's been a year) of which Jenn is one--be sure to pay a visit to her casa in The Netherlands and drop a comment about how great she is to do this.

Thanks also to The Moose's Tooth for providing this month's prize of a genuine, cool-Alaskan, Moose's Tooth t-shirt. One more reason for me to love the restaurant--as if the cheese bread and wild-mushroom pizza weren't enough.

. . . And the winner is:

The (French) Mountain Dweller with Making Little Saints

Living in rural France for the last 14 years, the French Mountain Dweller has two children and lives on the same farm which has belonged to her husband’s family for generations. There, they look after 270 sheep and 1,000 apple trees. When not blogging or helping out on the farm, she works on various business ventures and has a part-time job. Busy? Undoubtedly, but the rustic life she describes in her posts seems beautifully quaint and simple.

Second place:

Mommyk at The Great Walls of Baltimore with August Write-Away Contest: Collecting

Honorable Mention:


Here are a list of the entries in the order they were received, there are quite a few "first timers" here that are worth your time:

Babystepper at Babysteps with Daddy Dearest

Rebecca Laklem with A Pot of Gold [no permalink]

Daisy at Compost Happens with Mother-Daughter Bonding at the Outlet Mall

Suz at The World According to Suz with Take a Good Look: One Day This Will All Be Mine

So Grateful to Be Mormon with Collecting Butterflies--Collecting Good Moments--"Warriors" for Good

Laura Williams at Laura Williams' Musings with Collecting Dust?

Lainey at Blog in My Eye with Egg Carton Car

Stephanie at Bad Mom with Collective Mentality

M at Toneybabies with "Oh, I See . . . Your Collection"

SabineM at "Life Isn't about Finding Yourself. It's about Creating Yourself" with Collections

Makita at Starfish and Coffee with Collections

Deb at Mom of 3 Girls with Things I Collect Whether I Want to or Not

Homestyle Living with My Stamp Collection I and II

Daydream Believer at Inside My Head with Collection Contest

MamaSpud169 with My Bad Habit

Kim at The Bitter Ball with Do You Remember Beanie Babies?

Kendra from Tales From a Former Michgander with August 2007's Write-Away Contest

Dorit Sasson at Pieces of Me with A Collection of Memories

Patois at Whee! All the Way Home with The Collection

Lisa at A Backstage Pass with Let's Talk Pooh

Sarah at The Hollywood Flakes with Old Letters

Fiveberries in Texas with On Collecting

. . . Time with Shelby with Sea of Coffee Cups

Thea at I'm a Drama Mama with What's Left

Lei from My Many Colored Days with What Memories Are Made Of

Subarctic Mama with Berrypicking in Fairbanks, Alaska with Kids

The (French) Mountain Dweller with Making Little Saints

Mary Lofthus at Wide Margins with Too Much of a Good Thing

Mommyk at The Great Walls of Baltimore with August Write-Away Contest: Collecting

My Ice Cream Diary with Collecting Ideals

Tiffany at Nature Moms with Friday Favorite: Bento Boxes

Lucy at Life Is a Spasm Who Flow with Even Better Than a Ceramic Raccoon . . . Or Two


Next month's Write-Away Contest topic and guest judge will be posted on Tuesday September 4th. There won't be quite as much time given to enter so I'll give you an early hint about the topic: think school.

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Loralee Choate said...

270 sheep and a French Mountain Dweller? That would be tough to beat.

Makes my life seem positively bland.

(You don't have to send the prize by pack mule, right??)

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winner!!

I'll have to pop over and read.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Congrats to the winner(s)! Looks like a great group of posts to check out. :)

Shelby said...

Yay - this was soo fun!! Can't wait to do it again - and now to go read all these great posts :)

take care and happy happy day!

Jenn in Holland said...

This really was a lot of fun, and I can highly recommend the reading! I really enjoyed the perspectives, views and details on collecting in life.
Wonderful reads...

crazy working mom said...

Congrats to all! :)

Carolanne said...

Think "school"???!!

If only I wasn't always thinking 'school'. LOL :)

Anonymous said...

hi michelle: congrats to your winners! thanks for doing this. i really had fun getting to participate/enter your contest (for my first time).

you rock, kathleen

Kathy in WA said...

Thanks for hosting these. One of the joys and benefits of blogging is honing and crafting writing skills. It's nice to have some additional encouragement in this area. Now to actually get some writing done. :)

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la bellina mammina said...

WOW! I am amazed at The French M D.... Congrats to her!