Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Celebrating my 100th post with a GIVEAWAY!!

My 100th post!

I can’t believe it! Time flies when your having fun!!

December will mark 1 year for us!! Can’t wait…

We are celebrating our 100th post with these 3

Sacred Hearts!

Sacred Hearts Giveaway 100 070

I found these gorgeous sacred hearts at

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture!

….and I want to give these hearts to you!!! I wish I could give one to each of you!

Blogging is such a creative outlet for me. I am so grateful and blessed for all that has happened

and for all the wonderfully creative, inspiring, men and women I have met!

It has become and essential tool for my creative soul! I can do this forever!

This giveaway is going to be held a little differently.


I want to know the 3 things you hold most sacred to your heart!

I want to hear about it! I want to hear your stories.

1. Comment!

2. Blog about it and come back and let me know you did!

3. You can add it to your sidebar, if your shy…!

4. Join us

Each counts as an entry.

I will read each entry!  I will post the winner and their story!

Giveaway ends September 14th 12noon pacific standard time!

Sacred Hearts Giveaway 100 063

The 3 things I hold most sacred to my heart!

1. God

2. My husband & son

3. My family & friends

Good Luck!!




  1. The three things I hold most sacred to my heart are 1. God 2. My family 3. My friends

    My faith in God has given me such strength and guidance and I am forever grateful to him for all the blessings in my life. My family and friends are my lifelines and my life support. Without them I would be completely lost. It's always nice to reflect on the things we hold closest because I know I sometimes take them for granted.

    Those hearts are gorgeous! Thanks for the sweet giveaway Lu!

  2. I blogged about the giveaway!!


  3. Oh gee... 3 things I hold sacred:

    1. Family

    2. My Boyfriend

    3. May cat Martin

    These aren't in order, I hold all 3 in the same regards! I can't live without my father, my boyfriend, and little Martin. The three men in my life who are there for me when I am down, need to laugh, and need to feel loved.

    Great giveaway. I love your sacred hearts too!

  4. What a wonderful giveaway! My three things are my family (parents, sister and partner), my Molly dog and my friends. All are just so important to me :)

  5. The Rachel Ashwell hearts are just gorgeous! Thank you for the opportunity to win them with your generous giveaway!
    The 3 most important things to me are:
    1. Faith
    2. My husband and children
    3. Our wonderful fur & feathered family members.
    We adopted a precious black Lab 9 months ago who will turn 12 next month and who holds a special spot in my heart!

  6. the 3 things i hold most sacred...
    1. my kiddos and husband
    2. my parents and brother
    3. my true friends... the ones who would drop anything if they knew i needed them, and whom i would do the same for in aheartbeat.

  7. What a beautiful giveaway! Love the idea of having everyone share a little bit of themselves too!
    Most important to me...easy
    1. My sweet husband Jim and my great kids Jaclyn and Jake
    2. My wonderful circle of friends (including extended family)
    3. The precious memories of my Mom & Dad that live in my heart and make me smile

  8. Lets see...1. My Father in Heaven. 2. My husband. 3. My children (who at the moment are doing homework, so I'd best get off the computer! ;-)

  9. Hello,
    congratulations on your blog and your post number 100
    what a wonderful drawing ...
    and what a beautiful giveaway!
    I would love to participate
    I'm your fan
    is difficult to choose three, there are several sacred things but here goes:
    the three most sacred things in my heart
    1 - God
    2 - all my family and my dog
    3 - Animals and nature

    I think we love this world and start over by nature, animals, because if we love those we love God and our family is what our dear God wants for our lives, I would like to have children but I can not enjoy my nephews, I have the desire to be a mother, if I'll make it nose
    I wish you a day full of blessings
    I used a translator to write this message

  10. I posted the giveaway on my blog

  11. You've already said it: God is first.
    Husband is second and my two amazing children are third. Congratulations on 100!

  12. this is only the second giveaway I have participated in.....with you giving away your heart like that.........well, it's just even more special!! and how you said "sacred" - I'm such a softy with the written word.

    Anne Marie (p.s. thanks for the chance Lulu)

  13. 1. God and Jesus
    2. My hubby and two sons
    3. Family and Friends and my Cat Claire

    ~*~LOVE your blog!!~*~*

  14. Happy 100th, Lu!

    The three things I hold most sacred are
    1)my faith
    2)my husband and family
    3)my friends

    I'm so glad I got the chance to know you this year!


  15. What an amazing giveaway Lu!
    My three would have to be
    1. Faith in our Creator
    2. Family - I lumped them all together! :)
    3. Friends

    Thank you for a chance!

  16. I am adding this wonderful give-away to my sidebar! :)
    Take care, Laura

  17. Love this!
    1) My relationship with God
    2) My hubby
    3) My near and dear girls!


  18. 1) My faith, I'd be lost without it.
    2) My husband and 4 children, they are my world, they make me a better person.
    3) Life... each day I have with my family is a treasured gift. I love to wake up and embrace the new day as a blessing.

  19. My faith...thank you Jesus for redemption!
    My husband, three children and our yorkie, Max!
    My family (parents, brother) and dear friends!

  20. Such a sweet giveaway. Three things I hold most sacred 1. My children & my husband {my reason for living}, 2. My family {they keep me grounded and love me no matter what, 3. My faith, it gives me hope and makes me feel safe.

    Thanks for reminding me of what is most important.

  21. God, My family, My animals. Thanks, Stanna

  22. Congratulations and what a wonderful giveaway! I enjoy your blog so much.
    1) Faith--so thankful Jesus is my Saviour.
    2) Family--I'm crazy about my wonderful husband, Barry, and our 3 amazing teenagers; Cameron, Chelsea and Mallory
    3) Friends--I prayed for godly women in my life and God answered that prayer.

    Wendy ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

  23. These are SO beautiful!

    1) God
    2) my sweet, loving husband
    3) the blessed life I have been given

  24. Congrats to you!!!
    I would definitely say my faith in Him, my family ~ husband and children, all the little things in life...smiles, coffee, flowers, all the little reminders around me

  25. 100 posts. Awesome!
    I hold my relationship with God, my husband and children, and joy filled life most sacred. I have been abundantly blessed in this life. And I am grateful.

    I am a faithful follower of your blog.

  26. Lu, Congrats on 100 post! This is such a wonderful giveaway...the hearts are beautiful.

    The three things I hold sacred to my heart are:

    1. The love I have for my family and friends and the unconditional love they return to me.

    2. Happy memories of my mother and father and the wonderful childhood they gave me.

    3. Knowing that I am strong and a survivor.


  27. I am putting your giveaway on my sidebar and of course I am a follower of Dusty Lu.
    xo, Sherry

  28. i am a brand new follower from 52 flea. i would dearly love to win one of these hearts as i have admired them for some time now. it's been awhile since i followed a new blog, to me that is. so, whatever the way this should go, i'm happy. i have so much to be thankful for that i may bunch them up. 1. most important, my God,cuz He knows me so well, 2. my husband-happy birthday today,sweetums! and my dear children,whom i love so much. and their children, my grandkids who are my greatest gifts. and lastly my friends and my ever faithful loving pals, my cats, chevy and c.c. that's short for crazy cat. whew! you had no idea how i was going to run off at the fingers. i didn't either. a blessed day to you. Bestest,Denise

  29. Congrats LuLu! You have a beautiful blog and are sweet as can be, a real person.
    1.Life~God granted Me

    ~Cheers Kim

  30. Things I hold dear? 1. Family, 2. Friends, 3. Health

  31. Congrats on your 100th.

    I hold your sacred heart in mine. I love you, friend!
    my top 3 are: my life, my family and friends lives life, and the beauties of this world!

  32. Felicitations on 100 fabulous posts.

    The three things that I hold dear to me are my friends including my partner who is my best friend, health and happiness.

    Leeann x

  33. congratulations! what a beautiful giveaway!
    i'll try to blog it and will let you know :)
    have a sweet day,

  34. I post your beautiful give away at my sidebar (entry 3)

  35. I joined long ago as a follower (entry 4)

  36. Things I hold dear to my heart (entry 1):
    1. Faith in my Lord and Father.
    2. My family
    3. My life.

  37. Congratulations on your 100th post and THANK YOU for these beautiful Sacred Hearts!

    The three things I hold most sacred are:
    1. God - His love for me / My relationship with Him
    2. My Family - Thank you Lord for my new grandbaby!
    3. My Home - Through hurricanes, downmarkets and the world toppling around us, our house is still there to serve as our home, our nest and our sanctuary every night.

  38. Congrats to you my friend and what a great giveaway!
    The three things I hold most sacred are:
    1. My family
    2. My health/ family's health
    3. My friends

  39. Ok, Lu Baby Lu, I posted on my blog. Give me, give me, give me, that heart! Love you,

  40. Not only a great giveaway but the chance for blogging friends to share a bit about themselves...awesome:)

    My 3 most sacred things are:

    My husband, my daughter, and my faith.

    Congrats to your 100th post and thanks so much for the chance:)

  41. Love those hearts-they are beautiful!

    1. My Husband, Daughter, & Son
    2. My Family & Friends
    3. My English Bulldog and 2 Cats

  42. Of course I am already a follower!!

  43. Put your giveaway on my sidebar. I love the way the hearts,the madonna and the rosary together are so beautiful.

  44. The 3 things I hold most sacred are: My family, my faith in God, and freedom. Congratulations on your 100th post.

  45. 100 posts ~ a lovely accomplishment.

    My three sacred things:
    1. My faith in God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit.)

    2. My sweet husband of 33 years.
    3. My daughters who think I am adorable.

  46. Faith, family and friends. My BFFs. Beautiful shabby hearts for a giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  47. The 3 things I hold sacred:
    1. My 4 beautiful children-ages 20, 17, 13 and 1.
    2. My husband
    3. Friends and family.

    I put my children first because having a 1 yr old after such a big age gap has made me realize how fast time goes. I am able to enjoy my youngest more but he has also made me cherish my older children even more.

    I hold my husband sacred because he made me realize that I can trust and love again after a lot of heart. He also gave me another baby when I didn't think I could.

    Friends and family are just what it's all about. Everyone you love and who loves you are blessings.

  48. What beautiful pieces, I have a religious dining room, sounds strange but I love being surrounding by all things representing God. I collect crosses and religious items. I would love to win this giveaway and place them on my new altar table.

    The 3 things I hold sacred are:

    1. God
    2. My 5 children & my husband
    3. My life (it's been a tough one, but Grace will lead me home)

    What a wonderful giveaway

  49. Happy 100th!

    1. God
    2. Family and friends

    They don't become so sacred to you until you don't have them anymore! After the trials, they are all a blessing!


  50. God
    Family & Friends

    thank you for the giveaway all so precious! enjoy the weekend!


  51. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Those, past and present, who fight so all of us enjoy our freedom

  52. What a stunning gift,you will make someone very happy! All the best,Chrissy

  53. Hi Lulu
    These beautiful hearts are a really meaningful giveaway which we would all LOve to win.
    To me they represent the 3 things closest to my heart and like you:
    1. My faith and all that entails - belief in God and his undeniable love for us all.
    2. My family, my husband and son are here in New Zealand but our daughter is living with our granddaughters in France
    3. My friends who accept me for who I am, they are always there for me and support me through the fun times and also the sad and lonely times too.

    You have made a beautiful tableau with the 3 hearts - which represent the Trinity.

  54. It's me again - and I'm a follower too!

    I would love you to come and visit me one day and I'll get out my presttiest teacups and make you very welcome!
    Take care

  55. What a wonderful way to get to know everyone!
    I would have to say...
    1. My love and faith in our Lord
    2. My family
    3. Anyone who has or is serving in the military.

  56. I am already a follower of yours! Marcia

  57. Beautiful giveaway!Mine would have to be: 1.God 2.My daughters and family 3.Friends past and present.I will post your button to my sidebar.

  58. Congrats on all your posts too,I forgot that LOL

  59. Sweet Lulu - first of all, LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures of you. I'm so like you - I'd rather be behind the lens than the subject of the photos. What an amazing giveaway for your 100th post! Such fun. And I love the 3 things question!

    I'd say the three things I hold dear:

    1. My relationship with the Lord. He is big enough to care for me and to understand when I get angry at his plan - that doesn't always make sense to this silly human.

    2. My husband and daughter. Even though our plans were to have a gaggle of children and a large family, I've come to really cherish these two that the Lord has picked out for me, at this time.

    3. My relationships. Girlfriends, childhood friends, siblings that are now my friends, my nephews, my parents - all of these relationships that have been cultivated and refined me as a person - all have made me who I am!!

    Of course I'm a follower, and will also post right now about your FABULOUS giveaway!! xoxo

  60. Three things...just three? God, thru him all things are possible and thru him I find strength to battle on and love the life he gives me. My family, husband Ron and daughter Evalyn. My two gifts. The two people who have saved my life. And a little piece of land in a beautiful Valley in Washington state that raised me. The fields of grass and horses grazing have inspired me as I became a woman and when Life is hard...I run home. When life is good...I run home. It's amazing! They are my heart in all ways.

    Thank you for sharing such a great give away and introducing us to so many wonderful things.

  61. Hello,
    congratulations on your blog and your post number 100
    what a wonderful drawing ...
    and what a beautiful giveaway!
    I would love to participate
    I love
    1 God
    2 My family ( husband and daugter)
    3 my friends
    mail alcosadler26@gmail.com
    Thanks you for sharing such a great give away

  62. Great giveaway! and from the "heart"
    ok here goes
    1. my husband who puts up with me!
    2. my loving pets who bring me such laughter with their antics.
    3. my friends who I hope get great joy from me too.

    btw...you're adorable in those pics....but totally get the camera shy thing.

  63. Thank you for this delightful giveaway! I adore hearts -- the pulse of life. The 3 things I hold dearest to my heart are...

    1. God. Without God, life would have no meaning.
    2. God's greatest gift is love. Family, friends and animals. I cannot imagine what life would be like without love. Bleak, lonely and dark.
    3. Beauty. From a rose petal, to a snowflake, to a sunset, to the frills of a tutu, to the softness of lambs wool, to hearing the notes of a violin being tickled by bow, to the sounds of laughter, to sunlight filtering through prism and watching a rainbow of color dance across the room, beauty can be found everywhere.

  64. Congratulations on your 100th post! Thank you for the chance to participate in your giveaway, I love and collect hearts so how could I not participate?! :)
    Here are three of the things that are most sacred to me:
    1. My belief in God
    2. My beautiful Daughter
    3. Being unconditional to myself: loving myself as I am regardless of weight, size, etc. believing in my capacity to navigate life as a single mom, knowing I always do everything to the best of my ability, etc.
    Have a wonderful weekend! Warm greetings from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico ~

  65. Woo to the hoo on 100 posts! Those who blog understand writing that many posts is no easy accomplishment. The time it takes to sit down, think, type and come up with a great one is tough. This one was great!
    Three things huh? Tough call, but here goes.
    1. The Trinity...God who created me, Jesus who redeemed me and the Holy Spirit that sustains me.
    2. My family who defines me. When I say family...I include those who aren't necessarily "blood" relatives...but should be.
    3. Today...the pleasure of waking up each morning to a clean slate and the opportunity to write on it.

    Thanks for doing this post. It made me sit down and reflect on what really matters most to me.

  66. The "followers" gizmo is down so I'll be back later to sign on for that! I'll also be posting your photo on my sidebar.

  67. 1) My sons, Chris and Nate.
    2) My friends and other family members.
    3) Freedom.

    Nancy O.

  68. What a lovely giveaway! I will post it on my sidebar and I am a follower already!!

  69. Oh oopps forgot to tell you the three things I hold dear to my heart:
    1. my Heavenly Father
    2. my friends and family
    3. my camera!! ROFL!!

  70. Lulu, To come up with my list, I thought about three things that really touched my heart recently and what that must mean. First, I take care of a ferrel kitty who is still very wild. When he was injured recently, I trapped him and took him to the vet and then confined him to a posh kitty apartment in my garage while his injuries healed. I was moved when he calmly let me clean his face with a cotton wipe, and then licked my face in return. Second, I was in a store recently and saw a pretty little baby girl in the shopping cart. Her mother was a few feet away and not paying attention. I spoke to the little girl, and she reached out and grabbed by finger and held on with a smile. She had Down syndrome. The little girl melted my heart. Finally, when my friend's father passed away last week, she told me she laid down next to him when the time was near. She said she remembered that I told her I was with my father and held his hand at that time. My heart went out to her because I knew what she experienced and what it would mean to her forever. So, from these three things, I would say I hold sacred every living creature because they all have the capacity to love; and in partular every child because they are innocent and should be protected; and friends and family because we can give each other what we need with just a touch and a word. Sappy, yes, I know! Have a wonderful weekend.

  71. My 3 sacred things:
    1. God: the epicenter of everything that follows.
    2. Family (including those in my home, across the country, relatives, and friends...both the family that we are raised inside of and the family we create as we move through life)
    3. My passion, my mission my work. From helping others through their most painful personal experiences in my "day job" which I am blessed because it is also my passion and deeply felt mission in life...to writing, and creating in a variety of artistic endeavors..writing being the nearest to my heart and the way I relay that which I learn in life in another way.

    alicia@ http://wwww.aliciabenedict.com

  72. 1. Faith, Hope and Charity... I try to live by this daily

    2. Family... those here on earth that encourage, inspire and make my days worthy of being, trying and doing... and those not here; but, still guide me to do well

    3. Work.. not just the daily 8 hours that enables me to try to make ends meet... but, the work with my hands, the touches I add to our home, the flowers that bloom and fabric that use to see something and create...

    Thanks for letting me list these... sometimes, in the daily "daily" I forget to be ever thankful and am just trying to make it to the next moment, hour, day or the weekend...

  73. The three things I hold sacred to my heart:

    1. My Beloved and His love letter

    2. My lover, best friend(my husband)and our
    four children.

    3. The sea...rivers, creeks, rain...water.

    Merci for this lovely giveaway of a sacred heart. How beautiful you are inside and out. ox~ kerrie
    aka fairmaiden of sea cottage

  74. I added your giveaway to my sidebar. ox

  75. Hi LuLu!! What a truly beautiful giveaway!!! My answer is very similar to yours:

    My Faith

    MY Family

    My Friends

    I'm a little late, but I added your giveaway to my sidebar.

    Happy 100th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

  76. YUMMMM-O....

    Love this giveaway....and am soooo hoping to win..

    1...My salvation. What a gift...that I don't deserve.
    2....Family... My husband, daughter and the apple of my eye...my little grandson.
    3...Home....and everything about it... the love that it holds, the joy experienced here, the refuge it is, and the creative outlet I enjoy because of it.

  77. Hi Lulu
    What a gorgeous giveaway... these sacred hearts speak to mine.. I've long wanted to find some ex-votos and Rachel's hearts are just as beautiful..

    Three things sacred to my heart:
    Faith, Compassion.. and the desire to follow my dreams..

    Thanks so much for this chance... xx Julie

  78. Hi Lulu,
    I thought I entered... But I just realized I haven't entered your giveaway.
    I love this... I put your giveaway on my sidebar last week!

  79. Congratulations on your 100th post! What a fabulous giveaway. The things that I hold dear are very similar to yours. My wonderful Faith, My Beautiful Family, and the Sweetest Friends a girl could have. Hugs, Patricia