Monday, September 2, 2013

Sweet September--a special giveaway!


September is my favorite month of the year.

What's not to love, after all?  After a scorching summer, the air turns crisp and refreshing.  Leaves begin to change colors.  The haze of heat gives way to a beautiful autumn sky.

And on top of all that, it's the month of my birthday.  This year, it's the month of a big birthday.

A really big birthday.



That's right.  This Thursday, on September 5, I'll be 50 years old.  And I want to celebrate with you.

So I'm having a giveaway.



$50!  In any form you like--cash, gift card, you name it.

This post isn't sponsored by any one; it's just a message of thanks from me to you.  Thank you for being here.   Thank you for being part of this chapter in my life.

Here's how to enter!
a Rafflecopter giveaway



**The giveaway runs from now until the last minute of my birthday on Thursday, September 5.  I'll choose a winner on the morning of Friday, September 6.  Good luck!

116 comments:

  1. Woo~hoo, yippee, hip hip hooray...a 50.00 giveaway! How extremely generous of you Richella! :) That is a sweet way to celebrate your 50th birthday!

    The 40's and 50's were some of the best years of my life personally. And now that I have reached the 60's, I would include them also. :) Life just keeps getting better!

    I wish you a lovely Birthday Richella. A day as lovely as you! (I will be on a little trip, so I may not be able to comment on your actual birthday...so please, just know I will be thinking of you dear.

    Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

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  2. I have celebrated my 61st birthday this summer. 60 was hard, this not so much. The big ones are the ones ending in zero! Happy birthday. Enjoy your blog.

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  3. what a sweet giveaway to honor your birthday..

    I like my 50's even though I am getting to the last few years of them.. Live changes but the more you embrace it and are grateful for it, the better it gets..

    I'll bring a Cake= calorie free of course:)

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  4. I turned 50 in February!
    Have the most wonderful birthday on Thursday and thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  5. Happy Birthday! You look wonderful!

    I'm turning 38 in October.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  6. I will be turning 46 in October! Have a blessed birthday!

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  7. Oh happy birthday dear Richella, what a beautiful milestome it is! You'll see, it's a wonderful decade. I passed it last Oct. Thank you for the great and generous giveaway too. Many blessings for your new year and new decade. My daughter's and Sil's birthdays are this month too...the 15 and 16!
    Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  8. Happy birthday to you. I will be celebrating 69 that even feels old to type tee hee. Where do the years go? I am very blessed and grateful for those years. God takes good care of me. Your blog is inspirational. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a nice gift. God bless you.
    shirleyayates@yahoo.com

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  9. Happy Birthday Richella! I just turned 34 in May.

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  10. Happy Birthday. I am surprised you are 50. I would have never, ever thought that!

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  11. I'll be 43 in Nov! I have loved my 40's so far!

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  12. Happy Birthday Richella. May God bless you with a wonderful year and many more.
    God has blessed me with 10 more years than you so far, and I thank Him for every one.
    I love reading your blog. I'm not a blogger but read many blogs and really enjoy yours.
    Thanks, Betsy

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  13. I'll celebrate #52 next year, and I've started to lose count! Have a wonderful birthday, my friend!

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  14. How sweet of you to share your Birthday by gifting someone! Reminds me of precious children who ask for a donation to children instead of a gift.

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  15. Happy Birthday Richella! WOW! You look FABULOUS!

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  16. Happy early birthday!!! I just keep saying its only a number!! Blessings, Debbie

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  17. I celebrated #59 two weeks ago! You are just entering the 50's and I am leaving them! Happy Birthday...both my arenas were born on September 5th, too!

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  18. Hi, Richella,
    Happy Birthday!!! You know, 40 is the old age of youth and 50 is the youth of old age. I am nearing the end of the 50s and I can tell you I have felt stronger and freer, more able to come into my own during this decade than any other one so far. May it be true for you as well. Blessings, friend!

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  19. Wishing you the happiest birthday ever! 50 was a very difficult "number" for me but I found I loved those years and each decade thereafter. :) Life is so precious ~ we should enjoy every moment!

    This giveaway is so kind and generous of you ~ thanks for the opportunity to win!

    xo
    Pat

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  20. Happy almost Birthday! I'm celebrating my 37th in November.

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  21. How sweet kind and generous!!!
    I'll be 39 on the fifteenth...

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  22. Celebrate well, Richella!

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  23. Hi Richella, I would never guess that you are turning 50-you look so young. I will be turning 62 next year-ouch, but at least I can collect S.S.
    I would love a chance to win-a gift card would be great-maybe Home Goods or Amazon. Thanks for sharing; birthday blessings to you!
    Noreen

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  24. What what a wonderful surprise for US on YOUR birthday... Just doesn't seem right, but you're so sweet!!
    I turn 30 in November!! (Eek!! ;)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  25. Happy Birthday, Richella!! I turned 68 on January 23 of this year.

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  26. Happy Happy Fiftieth Birthday--such a milestone. I had my birthday in April and I turned sixty three-I just hate saying it because I feel like I am only fifty! Ahhh to be so young again...

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  27. I am also turning 50!!!! Crossing my fingers on the giveaway!

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  28. I turned 43 this year!! Happy birthday, Richella!

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  29. Girl, REALLY 50 dollars, You should spend it on yourself. Is this a tool to grow your blog?
    Because you do not need to give away anything.
    We come because we love you!
    Okay for YOU asked, I am going to be 57 this November. You have a wonderful week!
    I still would love it if you would add my Blog to your Blog List! Now, it doesn't hurt to ask now does it?
    Okay as you get older you will become wiser and more assured in His Grace and direction. One thing I always like to pray is Lord keep me teachable. Happy Birthday!
    Blessings, Roxy

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  30. You give 50 a good name. I'm turning 40 soon. Happy B-day to you!

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  31. My birthday is past for this year, but it was No. 75. Two of my four children came and celebrated with me.

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  32. Sheila Payne

    I am on #52 this year. I like the 50's experience wise. I just struggle with the gravity effect on the arms and face. You don't show any signs of those happening to you. :)

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  33. Thank you, Richella, for such a sweet birthday giveaway! :)

    Happy (early) Birthday!

    I just had my 34th birthday a week ago. :)

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  34. Richella,

    I'm a September baby too! Mine is on the 15th and I will be.....50....plus nine....OOOOH...I cringe when I think of it!

    Happy Birthday in a few!

    Debby

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  35. Wishing you a truly wonderful "new year" of life. May it be filled with God's richest blessings.

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  36. I'm celebrating my 47th birthday this year!

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  37. I am turning 42 this year and I hope I look as beautiful as you do when I turn 50. Heck, I wish I looked as beautiful as you NOW!!! :D

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  38. Richella - count me in on some CASH! Thanks for your birthday giveaway and of course, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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  39. I just celebrated my 43rd on August 3rd, and I can't believe it. It doesn't compute that I will be the big 5-0 in just seven years. But 50 is the new 30, right? ;)

    I wish I had known you were coming to Memphis so I could have stalked you! You know, Memphis Bar-b-cue here in Northwest MS is better than Rendesvous. ;)

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  40. This is my birthday month too (I'll be 43 on the 10th). You look fantastic for 50!!! Happy Birthday!!

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  41. Happy Birthday, Richella! I am turning 49 in October, & have my first grandbaby due in October.

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  42. Happy 50th!! I'm not far behind you, I'll celebrate #45 in January. Hope you have absolutely the best birthday ever!!

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  43. Happy Birthday! I just celebrated 57 this year and my youngest sister just celebrated her 50th birthday last week. The birthday card she gave me, and I gave her the identical card said it all "Young. Old. Just Words." This is a wonderful quote by George Burns that takes away the labels and just lets you be yourself no matter what wonderful age you are!

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  44. Here's hoping your 50th year is wonderful.


    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  45. I will be turning the big 40 this year

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  46. Happy Birthday to you! This year was my 30th! :)

    Blessings...

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  47. I will be 35 on October 15. Some days that is feeling rather old.=

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  48. What a generous heart! Happy birthday!!!

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  49. I'm right there with you. I will be the BIG "50" on September 17th...Yikes!

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  50. Happy birthday! You wear 50 VERY well--your outward beauty truly reflects your inward loveliness.
    I turned 56 in July, & it seems surreal that I am close to 60-YIKES!

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  51. Happy 50th Birthday!
    Your blog is a blessing in my life.
    May this year be one to celebrate fully.
    Hugs!

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  52. I turned 23 on august !
    Happy Bday !

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  53. I turn 25 on september 5th :P So we have same birthday :D

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  54. I turned 40 this year. Totally dreaded turning "old" but it has been a GREAT year! In fact, I'd do it again! ;)

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  55. Wow... how sweet..... Hope your special is blessed in every single way!!!! Just started following your blog.... So enjoying your posts!!!! and...btw... no worries on the whole age thing!! I turned 61 last week!!!! I have decided it's just a number after all!! LOLOL

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  56. I turned 51 last month. Happy Birthday to you!!

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  57. Have a wonderful, wonderful 50th birthday! I turned 42 this year and am loving it. :) God has done many wonderful things in this year already. I can't wait to see what He still has ahead for my family.

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  58. Happy 50th Birthday! I will be 45 in November.

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  59. Happy Birthday to you Richella, you younsta' you! September is a great month for a Birthday and I agree that it is also the best month weatherwise . . . warm days and cooler nights.

    Blessings to you,
    Patti

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  60. Friend! Happy Birthday {2 days early}! You look fabulous. And you have so much to be thankful for on this milestone birthday. I hope you have a wonderful and celebratory week. May this be your best decade yet!

    You are exactly 10 years ahead of me. I turned 40 in May. : )

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  61. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    I will be 66 in Feb...ouch thank for sharing...Pat H

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  62. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    I will be 66 in Feb...ouch thank for sharing...Pat H

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  63. Happy Birthday!! I'll be celebrating #59 next birthday, but that's not till June. Glad to know I'm not the only woman who didn't cringe at the number 50, ;-0

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  64. Happy Birthday! I celebrated # 31 this year - still feels like I am in my twenties though!

    Monica

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  65. I will be the big 65 on the 26th....great folks celebrate birthdays in September! Hope you have the very best days ever....Happy Birthday to you. -- Marti

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  66. Oh just celebrated my 49th! So my next birthday will be the 50 also!!!

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  67. I just turned 48! Have a wonderful birthday.

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  68. Happy Birthday Richella! I am behind you by 5 years.

    Catherine T

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  69. Happy Birthday! What a generous giveaway! I just turned 50 in July and I was a little worried about it LOL, but so far, so good! :) Hope you have a fabulous day!

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  70. Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing in your blog, I visit daily.

    Helen

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  71. Happy Birthday! Ill be turning 35 this year!

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  72. Hope you have a terrific birthday!!

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  73. Happy Birthday! This year will be 37 for me.

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  74. Yeah and Happy Birthday. Enjoy your blog!

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  75. Happy Birthday (a day early) Richella!! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!! :)

    I'll be celebrating my 33rd birthday this year!

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  76. Lovely blog! Lovely lady! I've been reading quite awhile and love your sweet, soft style. I am celebrating #35 this September. I think life is a gift, any age. Happy birthday!!!

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  77. Happy, happy birthday! I turned 50 last January.

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  78. Happy Birthday! 50 is a great number

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  79. Happy Birthday and what a great way to celebrate! I turned 51 in May. This is the best time of my life!

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  80. Happy Birthday~ Congratulations on joining the 50 club! You will love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. Happy, Happy Birthday! My husbands birthday is the following Friday - Friday the 13th :)

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  82. I celebrated my 64th birthday! Happy Birthday and best wishes, Richella, for your 50th!

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  83. This year I celebrated year 44. Happy, Happy Birthday to my sweet friend.

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  84. Woohoo! Happy birthday! So many people in my family were born in September!

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  85. I celebrated 55. Happy Birthday!

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  86. Happy Birthday, sweet Richella! Rafflecopter doesn't seem to be working for me this morning, but I just had to tell you that I still think you're lying...there's no way you're a day over 35! Love to you from Virginia! :)

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  87. Happy Birthday to you! What a sweet way to celebrate!
    Cheers! - Shelley

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  88. Happy Birthday to you! What a sweet way to celebrate!
    Cheers! - Shelley

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  89. It's your birthday and yet you are giving a gift. Amazing. Have a beautiful, blessed day and year! Fabulous 50!

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  90. Happy 50!! I am celebrating 59 this year!!

    Thanks for the oppoturnity to win some CASH!!! Woo Hoo!

    LBDH
    AKA WendyLynn Tabatha Fabrege

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  91. I celebrated 55 this year and I have a 12 year old! Happy Birthday to you. Welcome to the club!

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  92. Happy Birthday Richella! I turned 38 this year in March. I hope you have a blessed year!

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  93. 50 isn't bad! Welcome to the rest of your life!

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  94. Happy Birthday! My anniversary and birthday are both (next week) in September.

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  95. May your day be filled with fun surprises, wonderful treats and lots of love. Happiest of Birthday's to you!

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  96. What a generous, kind thing to do for YOUR birthday! I cannot believe you are 50. You don't look it one bit. Thank you dear friend for always being a kind, sweet, understanding spot in this blogging world. Love you!

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  97. I already "celebrated" my 54th this year. It doesn't seem possible that I'm in my 50's. You look great!

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  98. Happy Birthday, Richella! There's no way you look 50. I turned 45 earlier this year - we are so close in age yet are children are not.

    Many blessings,

    Erin

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  99. Happy birthday, Richella! Sometimes I feel like I know you - I read your every blog post. I turned 58 this year (gasp)but I don't feel it. I really feel like I'm in my 30s.

    I trust that God blesses you with a very special year as you continue to trust in Him.

    ~Kathie

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  100. Happy Birthday! Hope I win!

    Cindy

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  101. Happy Birthday, Richella. I really enjoy your writing. May you have a wonderful day and a great year.
    Marty W.

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  102. Richella,
    You look absolutely amazing and nothing close to 50!!!! wishing you a beautiful birthday!!!!
    Lori M

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  103. Happy Birthday. Thank you so much for the chance. My birthday is also in Sept. 25. I will be 47 this year. I hope your day is great.

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  104. Happy birthday. . .almost belated. . .this post is getting to you late on your birthday. Hope you have had an excellent day.

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