Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Shiny Penny

Well good morning! I am so pleased to have my blog up and running. I am really surprised to see how much I have been posting. I am loving it and it is nice to actually get these cards out to loved ones. A while back I "won" the CPS sketch and one of my favorite companies Papertrey Ink was the sponsor here is that post. Yesterday I received my goodie package and it had in it Polka Dot Basics and Background Basics Retro. Can you believe it??? Well it just so happens these are two of my most loved and used sets. Polka Dot Basics has already been spoken for, but that leaves a Background Basics Retro up for grabs.

I am a Realtor in real life and we have an expression for really great homes, the ones that are in good shape, priced right and looking cute we call those homes a Shiny Penny. We all understand what we mean when we say that home was a Shinny Penny and it really brings a since of excitment when we are walking in with our clients. I thought since I always get tons of excitment from the idea of Blog Candy, I would call mine Shiny Penny.

So I am offering up a brand new Background Basics Retro set from Papertrey Ink!!!! This will be open until April 5 which will be my 6th Anniversary.

There are a few different ways to win.
1. Leave a comment with a good *easy* recipe (I burn water so really easy LOL)

2. Leave something you have learned in your marriage that was really helpful in keeping a strong marriage or leave your favorite inspirational quote.

3. I will automatically enter subscribers who comment again.

4. Post a link on your blog telling everyone about the give away and link back here.

~I will ship anywhere so go ahead and enter.

That is 4 different ways to win! WOWZIERS!!!

I will announce on April 6th. Thanks everyone for your kindness.

It's a good life!
Terri E.


leanne said...

Hello. What a fun blog you have! Thanks for visiting mine. I think one thing that has really helped our marriage it to pray for my husband everyday. It really makes a difference:)

Karen said...

Congratulations on winning the CPS challenge!! Congrats on 6 years!! And congrats on starting your blog and posting away! :>:>

Okay...so a super easy recipe....
Roasted Asparagus
- spread a bundle (or two) of asparagus out on a sheet pan, one layer
- turn oven to 400 degrees
- Lightly coat with olive oil (we use olive oil in a Misto sprayer, so its very little on them)
- salt to taste
- put into oven for around a half hour...depends on how thick or thin they are and whether you want them juicier or crispier
Thanks for the blog candy offering!!! :>

Ally said...

How sweet of you Terri! And congratulations on 6 (almost) years!! One thing both my husband and myself do everyday is tell the other one how much they are loved. Even on days when he's totally driving me crazy (lol) once you hear those words it kind of makes everything better :)
Love today's bright card, it feels so spring-y!!

Melissa said...

You are so sweet to give away your winnings! One thing I've learned in my five years of marriage is that is it important to make the time to really listen to your spouse talk to you about whatever is on their mind. Thanks!

Shera said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. God bless your marriage.

herez my post link:

Thanks for the chance to win ^^

eggette said...

Fun way to win these great stamps!! I have been married to my best friend for 29 years and the best piece of advice my mother gave me was "you AREN"T coming back home" I guess that is not advice but I know I had to think about it a couple of times in the last 29 years........more so in the first 10! Also, pick your battles - some things are not even worth the effort to bicker over!!

Helen F. said...

Hey Terri, Thanks for visiting my BLOG and leaving a comment. I too am a Blog-Newbie, actually created it to enter Papertrey Ink's 2nd Anniversary contests in Feb and I've just been obsessed with all the wonderful blogs out there.
Congrats on your win at CPS, and a BIG Best Wishes on your 6th Anniversary. My advice after 13 Years is "Think before you speak" cause you can't take back hurtful words.

Renee V. said...

Hi Terri!

I love this set! Thank you for offering it up. So nice! I posted it on my blog here: http://inky-thoughts.blogspot.com/2009/03/blog-candy-sighting.html

My favorite quote for marriage is the one that goes, "Love is a circle, the more you do for him, the happier he is. The happier he is, the more he'll do for you. The more he does for you, the happier you'll be. And so it goes." I'm not sure that's the actual quote but you get the idea.

Hugs, Renee

PS. Happy upcoming Anniversary!

Nancy said...

Congrats on your anniversary! My best advise would be to tell each other every day you love one another and NEVER fall asleep at night being mad! Always remember your the time you met, the type you married, and every happy moment you had (my husband is really good at that!). Love your blog!

Andrea said...

Congratulations Terri.
The candy is so great, thanks for the chance to win. I post your candy on my blog.

NinaB said...

Congratulations! I don't own any PTI stamps. I would love to win it. :-) I've been married over 13 years with a wonderful, godly man. One advice I received from a friend is "Don't think of marriage as a 50-50 partnership, but give 100% of yourself and don't expect anything in return." This has changed the way I viewed marriage and has helped me in mine (more credit to my hubby, who seems to give more of himself than I do - I'm working on it :-)). And when both partners think the same way, then life is much easier. I can only give God credit for the good things in my life. Thanks for letting me share and for sharing your goodies.

Caryl P said...

Hmmm...share cooking and cleaning duties, and do them together as well. That has worked for my husband and I the past three years.
Here's one of his favorite recipes to cook--No Peek Beef

In crock pot, combine
1-2 lbs. stew beef
1 can cream of mushroom soup (the big one!)
1/2 a package of onion soup mix
1 1/2 cups water.

Cook in the crock pot 5-7 hours (depends on size/power of your crock pot!)

Cook up some egg noodles to serve over and enjoy! This was the first meal he ever made for me when we were dating, and I always love it!

Thanks for the chance at candy!

Dana said...

Congrats on your 6 years anniversary! Wow, Terry, now that's a surprise. I just wanted to look for some inspiration on your blog and now I have a chance to win a gorgeous PTI set thanks to your generosity! :)

First of all, thanks for leaving me your comments on my cards! That's really motivating for us newbies.

Well, I am not married (yet), but I guess along with other things, trust, honesty, keeping your identity (e.g. your own hobbies), leave your partner some space, e.g. to hang out with the guys - and take some time for your own friends is important. That will keep you attractive for each other. Ahh, and don't forget to hell him how much you love him :-)

Jennifer said...

Congrats on 6 years! I have been reading many many blogs over the past year or so and finally created one of my own last month so I'm a newbie too!

I have been married for 9 years next month and we have 3 beautiful children. My advice is to never stop dating! Adults tend to get lost in raising their children and stop putting much effort into their own relationship. My husband and I love date night. Even if it's just a "mini date" as we call it to go by ourselves to Dairy Queen and share an ice cream. ;)

Kelly Jo said...

Happy upcoming anniversary!

I have been married for almost 8 years and one thing that we've always done is celebrated our anniversary. It is fun to look forward to. We might do something small or big, but no matter what we do it together!

We also try to do this once or twice more throughout the year. It's just fun to do something together!

Thank you for a chance to win- I would love to have those stamps!

Chase said...

Let's see marriage advice. My husband and I are going through the Love Dare Bible Study right now with couples from our community so I have a ton of ideas rolling around in my head.

I think one of my principles to live by is always respecting my husband. I think it's really easy for us girls to get together and "vent" about everything that is wrong about our men. For me, I know that would be so hurtful if I found out Chase did that to his friends, so I don't. Plus, I know it's nice for him to hear that I'm saying great things about him!

That's a great stamp set! I actually didn't get it the month it came out!

Courtney Baker said...

Sorry the above comment is from me and not my husband! He was apparently logged in before I posted! AHH!

Lee said...

Thanks for the chance to win. We will be married 20 years in September. I think you need to respect each other's differences but you also need to share certain interests and hobbies. My husband and I are both runners so we have spent many hours on the road together. He encourages me, I encourage him.

..::Paulina::.. said...

Well, I was going to give a recipe, but then I thought about it and decided that was a bad idea. I don't burn water, but I'm pretty close to that!

I would offer marriage advice, but considering I'm not married, that probably wouldn't have qualified. (Though I have some ideas that I want to try when I get married.)

So...I left a blog post on my blog telling EVERYONE about this set. I love when others share the good news, so I was more than happy to let others know about this great giveaway!

Thanks for offering this up! Also, thank you for all your sweet comments! :)

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!
1)Ziti With Basic No-Cook Sauce

8 oz Ziti
6 medium Roma tomatoes-cut into bite size pieces
3 cloves garlic chopped
1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
1/4 C fresh basil leaves, tightly packed
1 C shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 C grated fresh parmesan cheese

1. Boil Ziti in 2 1/2 C unsalted water. Cook till tender about 9 minutes.
2. meanwhile, cut tomatoes and peel & chop the garlic. Place both into a large bowl. Pour in the oil. Chop the basil and stir it into the tomato mixture.
3. Drain ziti and add to the same bowl . Stir everything together then add the cheese and stir again. Let cheese melt a minute and stir again.

2) DH and I have date night each weekend. It is wonderful! Just time for us alone. Whether dinner or a movie, whatever it is, we make it fun :)

Mary (Happy Now) said...

You regularly leave such nice comments over on SCS, I took a moment to hop over to your blog to do the same! Thanks so much! I too have become a bit of a challenge junkie... :)

Let's see... A recipe...

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Combine 1 can chicken, 1 block cream cheese and hot sauce (to taste) in a mini crock pot. Allow to heat, stir, and serve with chips... Yummy!

And some advice (something I have to remind myself, anyway)...

When DH pitches in to do something and his "technique" is a little different than yours (like loading/unloading the dishwasher, etc.), just don't say a word... Correcting or complaining is the quickest way to lose that help!

Congrats on the Anniversary and the new blog! Thanks again!

Lisa Bohler said...

Congrats on six years!
DH and I have been married for 8 and still honeymooning!

The best marriage advice is to never let the sun set on your anger. It's from the Bible so it has to be right....we come to an agreement on issues before we go to sleep and it's actually made us much better at "fighting"! By that I mean, we have learned to give and take and use sense not feelings to get through the tough times. We also keep Christ at the center of our lives and rely on His strength and not our own!

Helen F. said...

Hey Terri, I just posted a link on my Blog to your Shiny Penney. It only took me a few days to figure out how to do that...bound and determined to get the hang of this blog thingy. :-P
Thanks so much for the chances to win!

wendy said...

Marriage advice: communication is the key! Phone, in person, email, text, whatever works.
Frozen Tilapia. Set the fish on foil on a cookie sheet. Broil on high about 8 minutes or until it looks white. When it is cooking mix a few tablespoons of mayo (I use light) a few tablespoons of parmesan cheese, 1 Tablespoon of butter, and add some garlic salt, or dry ranch flavoring. I don't measure just dump it in and mix it together. FLIP the fish now. Cook about another 8 minutes. Spoon mixture on top of fish and cook for a few minutes. My husband loves this -we eat it about once a week!

wendy said...

Whoops, I forgot to mention I linked your blog on mine. Thanks again for sharing!

Anonymous said...

HI Terri!


I'm a newly wed (going on 2 years), but the advice that was given to me that has proven to be quite helpful is to keep what goes on between hubby and me, between hubby and me. :-) Particularly our differences.... others (outside of the marriage) tend to hold on to bad feelings longer than the people who are actually involved (hubby and me)!

Anyhow, I'm going to continue browsing your blog-o... TFS!!!

Erika said...

I guess I'll go with the cooking one...because this is SUPER easy.

Take out some foil. Put 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped onion, chopped red potatoes, and any other veggies you want, add some rosemary or Mrs Dash seasoning, fold up the foil into a packet and bake in the oven at 425 for about 50 minutes. Do this for however many servings you need. SO yummy and the chicken stays really moist and has so much flavor. And it smells great!

Erika Hyde
Summerville, SC

Vickilyn said...

Easy recipe - my whole family loves it - never any leftovers:

tuna - 4-5 cans depending on hunger
mayo or Miracle whip

boil macaroni in water, add tuna and mayo....it's kind of a casserole, but no baking required.

You kind of have to eyeball the macaroni - good thing it's cheap - I usually make too much!!

Thanks for the opportunity! Love your blog!

Tracey said...

Thanks for the nice comment you left on my card, always welcome for a newbie like me.
This receipe doesn't really have a name but it is good and super easy!!
1 lb lean hamburger
1 can of Kidney Beans
1 can of Garbonzo Beans
1 can Cut Green Beans
1 can(smaller)corn
1 can Italian tomatoes or Tomatoe Sauce
1/4 can of water or more depending how watery you want it.
put in crock pot
all day put on- low
for a couple of hrs.- high

My kids eat like crazy so this is a big batch, you can make it smaller if you want.

Wendy G said...

I am very new to stamping and would love this sweet set! Here is my advice for marriage- Never call each other names or yell at your spouse. It has worked great for 18 years in our house! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband.

m. said...

I'm getting married in May and my advice to myself would be "you're not always right". Simple - yes, hard to learn - oh yes, makes a happy marriage - I think so.

Happy anniversary! :)

tvici @ luukku . com (remove the spaces)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 6 years... I've found in a marriage there has to be a 2 way street and a LOT of give and take....LOL!!!
Thanks for the chance
Melissa in WI

Brenda H. said...

Happy Anniversary!! I think it's really important to celebrate great marriages! My best advice is to be quick to forgive each other...and kiss (for at least 10 seconds) every day!
Thanks for this chance to win sweet candy! 'Keeping my fingers crossed...
~Brenda H.

Brenda H. said...

I would LOVE to win this set...thanks for being so generous!

Here's a great quick recipe for -
Hurry Chicken
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1 package dry onion soup mix
Mix all ingredients together. Coat chicken pieces (skin removed), and put in casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour (or less) until tender. ENJOY!!

~Brenda H

Eveline said...

Great set of stamps.
My advice for you is:
Keep the burners in the kitchen on low and in your marriage on high and you'll be allright.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!It is good to celebrate your marriage. We have just celebrate our 12,5.

You have a nice blog.


Bill and Suzanne said...

What works best for our marriage is simply communication. All major decisions are done together and we keep each other informed about what the schedule is, what we are looking at buying, etc. Simple but it works!

Lynnette said...

Hi Terri,

Thanks for the chance at the blog candy. I really love this set, so I've got my fingers crossed.

One thing that has blessed our marriage (we are newlyweds) is that we do daily devotionals together each day. We read these together at night before going to bed, and it is such a great way to end our day. We also make sure we always kiss each other good night and tell each other that we love each other.

Happy Anniversary to you and thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Always, always talk out arguments before you go to bed. If you cannot come to an agreement and you are tired, then at least agree to disagree so you can hopefully sleep through the night.


Katie T.

Sylvia said...

I have been married to the same man for 38 years. My best advice is Never give up! Everything in life is give and take. Some give more than others, some take more than others. There is usually a good balance, but not always. So communicate and never give up.
God has never given up on me!

Giovana said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment.
Something that makes my marriage strong everyday is praying for each other and talking a lot.

God bless

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