It's Time

Two years ago September I received an e-mail from my friend Sarah (the DG). She was professing the ease of starting up a thing called a blog.

Advance forward two years and here we are. A blogging community that has enriched my life far beyond my wildest dreams. I come here for reflection, solace, self esteem boosts, friendship, and so much more.
I'm a better Mom, and bigger dreamer, a more connected friend/wife/daughter/sister, and happier than I can express that I took Sarah's advice and started writing.
It always surprises me that so many of you come to this humble space to share a bit of your precious time, but I'm so glad you do.
To say thanks I think you need a fabric bowl. You choose the bowl from whatever is in stock in my etsy store at the end of the giveaway(don't go there looking just yet...the bowls haven't been loaded) and I choose what goes in the bowl. It may be something crafty and it may be something yummy. But you'll like it. I know you will.Here's how you can win:

Leave a comment on THIS POST telling me your favorite thing about coming here (go local, talk on life, photos, etc.). Comments close on Saturday November, 15th. Winner announced on Sunday the 16th.

Earn an extra chance at winning by:
1. posting this giveaway on your blog and telling me you did with a link
2. becoming a new subscriber to my blog and letting me know
3. adding my blog to your blog roll (and of course telling me :))

Post Away, my friends! I hope you win...


  1. My favorite thing about coming here is...... all the local food inspiration!!!! This summer Living Senses was my one stop before going to the market to buy local goodies!

  2. I started coming here thanks to the bookmark/book swap. I'm so glad. I love your local food resources (even if they aren't local for me :)

    You were added to my reader subscription and my blog roll a while ago.

  3. Congrats on the blogiversay! I enjoy your creativity and inspiration on crafting and cooking! Plus, it's fun to see what fun projects you're working on! Keep up the good work!
    P.S. You've been on my blog roll for a while now!

  4.'ve been on my blog list for as long as living senses excisted...does that count for a whole lot of chances??
    Anyway, I love coming to your blog for food ideas but mostly just becuase it makes me feel a little closer to home to hear about your lives there....sometimes it makes me more homesick but we won't talk about that part:)

    pick me pick me pick me (my subliminal messages...i hope they work)

  5. oh and here is my link to my post

  6. sorry to leave so many comments...but I just realized the first comment I left says it's from's really from me..sorry bout that!

  7. Heather Jane -

    I love your blog! I love all the thought and energy you put into living a life full of joy, creativity and peace. I have been a fan since day one as well -- I get great inspiration from your blog - from your Go Local Challenge (which not only pushed me over the edge of walking my talk - but also introduced me to so many other cool bloggers out there) to your photographs and ever expanding stock of amazing handmade items. You are one of my favorite people on Earth! I love you, and I LOVE your blog!

    I'll add a post about you and your bowls to my blog tomorrow. Will email you the link then!


  8. Heather -

    I love this blog. I come here often and it always makes me smile. I loved Go Local this was truly inspirational for me. I also want to thank you for encouraging me to start my own blog. It has been a great experience!

    xoxo - Stephanie

    I posted a link to your giveaway on our blog. Here is the link to my post...

  9. I love coming to your blog becasue it inspires me. It id always full of good ideas. Food, crafty stuff, your thoughts and feelings and ideas, your love for your fmaily and how ya'll do life together, but most of all I love coming to your blog because even though you are my sister and I know you really well, it allows me to know you even better, to learn things about you like what a good writer you are...stuff I didn't know I didn't know...I love you!

  10. p.s. I subscribed to your blog too.

  11. My favorite thing? That's easy--it's getting to hear your voice again.

  12. I love your blog AND I love the girls' blog! And my favorite thing are all the photos -- I miss my friend known as The Mail Man, so being able to keep up with all of your lives is so very special to me! It's definitely a double and triple treat to read about the local food and all the craftiness. :)

    I'll post your contest on my blog tomorrow and will list the link tomorrow night!

    And both of your blogs are already on my blog roll! :)

  13. I visit your blog for lots and lots of reasons...loving you being at the top of the list.

    But I'd visit your blog even if I didn't know you because you are inspiring me to simplify and become craftier. And I always need inspiration in both of those areas.

    Happy Blogiversary!! I hope I win...I'm in love with those gorgeous bowls.

  14. Hi I'm Kelli and I found your blog through DG. These bowls are so cute and I like your blog because it feels so homey. I love the crafts and food info.

    I also made a post on my blog. Here's the link:

  15. I looked at your blog! They sound neat.

  16. Holy cow, those fabric bowls are simply beautiful! I'm curious to know how you learned to make them. I'm a first-time reader, thanks to your friend Sarah's "shout out" on her blog. But now I just have to add you to my Google Reader and become a regular suscriber!

  17. Heather - I must admit that although I've wandered here a few times in the past, I haven't been a regular reader. I'm a friend of Sarah's and of course had to check this out... your bowls are gorgeous!! I, too, plan to add you to my google reader. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts in the future.

  18. Hi Heather,

    My friend Holli posted a link to your blog. Wow, your bowls are beautiful! And the blog ain't bad either!

    Holli's friend Chip

  19. I come here to see the photos!

  20. Can I get in under the wire and be comment #21? And do I get any credit if I already subscribe to your blog in my google reader?

    HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!! I love reading your blog, it truly inspires me! Thanks for making the blogosphere a better place!

    Wow! 21 comments! I think 12 is our most! How cool!

    Your bowls are lovely! I hope that lucky number 21 helps me out!!!! -S

  21. Shannon (Paterson) ReaganNovember 15, 2008 at 9:13 AM

    My dear Heather!!! I don't know if I'm in time to enter the contest, and if I'm not that's okay. I'm just so excited I found you -- the high school friend I always lose track of!!!

    Your blog is wonderful, and I can't wait to read more of it!

    Drop me a line sometime at -- I'd love to get caught up with you!!!

    p.s. -- It's such a small world....I noticed that another one of my dear friends, Meg, is one of your regular readers! Not surprising, 'cause she's super crafty and cool as well...

  22. Okay H... my favorite thing about your blog is YOU. You never cease to impress me with all your creativity. Needless to say I feel very inferior, but I absolutely love being updated on your wonderful life.

  23. You are an inspiration to me with your craftiness and your new etsy store! I opened one 2 years ago and have yet to try to sell anything. :-(

    You were one of the first on my blog roll. :-P

    And I didn't realize I hadn't already subscribed to you, so am doing so now.

    I posted about your giveaway, as well.


  24. I actually just heard about you through Jodi. I love what I've read so far and plan to come back often! Your esty shop is cute!

  25. Shannon (Paterson) ReaganNovember 15, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Me again....just wanted to say I've subscribed, and posted about you:

  26. I love your posts! and love looking at your etsy shop. Great fabric bowls! Keep it up!



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