Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

(Welcome! I am participating in the One World One Heart event. The details for the One World One Heart event are below the following story written for this event.)


We vowed it would never happen! Swore it would never happen! Even pinky promised and sealed it with a kiss. We were destined for great things. We knew this. We knew we’d be going together and the time was drawing near. We even kept track of the time.

We even knew the signs to watch for:

Although procrastinators we were ready. We were! We just had one teeny tiny issue; the issue of not wanting to be first in line with all those eyes watching us as we boarded. We awoke one day, a day which promised to be long, sunny and warm. Wanting to enjoy the day that was ahead, and wanting to make the most out of one more day left in the place we would no longer call home, we headed to the edge of the land we walked upon to see the waves crash on the beach and to stare off into the horizon over the waters that would soon carry us to our new destination. The one that promised us our destiny of great things together. As we inched our way along the great outdoors and neared the edge of our land we giggled and skipped, sang and danced…

The rain came; the water rose;

and then we were there!

We looked up and out only to find that we had been left behind! All that planning and preparedness only to find ourselves.

We're sorry we forgot you!


Welcome to my blog. I started my blog about two years back and it has given me the opportunity to meet a lot of wonderful people from all over the world. I've made so many wonderful and long lasting friendships through blogging, and it's given me the opportunity to follow the art world and artists I love so much. I am quite a free-spirited individual with a love for so many things. Staying still and staying put are not things which come easily to me. Like that of a Gypsy restlessness prevails. Although my blog has remained quiet for the better part of it's life, things are slowing down for me and I forsee that this year will bring me more time to devote to it's coming back to life. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this wonderful event.

I appreciate your joining me in the fifth and final year of the One World One Heart event hosted by the wonderful, talented and amazing Lisa of A Whimsical Bohemian. I am thrilled to be participating in this years One World One Heart event which includes a spectacular array of blogs and bloggers. It promises to be a fun filled WORLDWIDE event where we can meet people, make new friends and strengthen the friendships we already have. For all of the details and to read more on this event please go HERE. This event will run from today January 30, 2011 until February 17, 2011. Participants are hosting giveaways for door prizes for stopping by their blogs so be sure and stop by.!

Before you run off, don't forget to read and sign up for my giveaway. I am giving away FOUR DOOR PRIZES during this event. There will be one grand prize and three runner up prizes given away. The Grand Prize will include a SURPRISE along with the following items pictured below. With Spring soon heading out way I've selected items in colors to help you think about Spring. There is a set of handmade cards, a decorative Tussie Mussie, a decorative Bonnet Ornament and a Bunny Gift Tag. The three runner up prizes will remain a surprise. If you like surprises and are interested in my giveaway items please sing up for the draw. Have fun during OWOH and Good Luck in the drawings.

Simple Rules:

1. Your ENTRY will be your COMMENT and needs to be left on THIS POST ONLY to be considered an entry for my giveaway.

1 1/2. Make sure you leave an email address or a way to contact you if you should win a prize.

2. You must have a BLOG to enter my giveaway.

3. You are allowed ONE entry only so please comment only ONCE on this post.

4. Entries for my giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) Wed., February 16, 2011.

5. The winners of my prizes will be announced on my blog on Thursday, February 17, 2011. Winners will also receive an email from me to let them know they've won and to get their name and mailing address so I can send them their prize.


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Marrianna and Suzanne said...

Great work and a gorgeous blog. Thank you for visiting my blog. This is my first year for the OWOH event. Marrianna.
Blog: (which you already visited and thank you)

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! I have enjoyed peeking around your blog. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaways. (before this blog I didn't even know what a tussie mussie was! LOL)
Please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway if you get a chance. OWOH # 473
:) Gale

Cameron said...

Who doesn't love surprises? Based on the # of comments here...everyone does :) Count me as one of them!

Cameron #83

Anonymous said...

how pretty and generous! I'm also hosting a giveaway, unrelated to OWOH as I didn't even discover that particular giveaway until now! Mine is for the purpose of gaining followers. Hope you'll consider checking me out too! just click the icon to go to my Typepad profile. I can be contacted through that.

Tami Roth said...

Surprises are SO much fun!! Please count me in!
Tami (

Sarah said...

Hi hon!!!! How are you??!! I have been so busy this last 6 months I have not blogged as I should..but trying to get back in the groove! Am so thrilled to find you here hon!! What a wonderful treat!! YES please add me to your list!! Whoot and hugs, Sarah

lissa said...

I got a laugh out of this post. everyone's a procrastinator now and then, including myself

anyway, hello and thanks for your visit. hope you have a great day.

Ksenia said...

Wow!Your door prize is wonderful!
Please count me in!
I’d love to be a lucky winner!

Oxana from Moldova
fancyscrap at

Pop Art Minis said...

Awesome giveaway! Please toss my namein the hat! Flying by from the OWOH blog hop! Thanks for stopping by my page at

priti.lisa said...

LOLOL! I loved the story!

Villa-loredana said...

Besides you are an artist you are also an poet. Nice prizes for the OWOH. Let me to dream that something I'll won. Loredana.


Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

Jobi said...

Your blog is very beautiful. I would like to be surprised with one of your great prizes!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Lovely! Thank you for the chance.
; )

Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

Carolyn or Connee said...

I love your "surprise" captivating! I enjoyed reading your blog for the first time--hope you get the chance to stop by my blog, too! :o)

Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA


Another email: (I like this one the best.)

Miriam said...

You are very generous!

Thanks for visiting my blog, and please add me to your draw.

Greetings from the Netherlands, Miriam#781

Donna said...

Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hello from the Philippines, Jodi! I can't resist a surprise so count me in! I love your post about what you want to be with your endless list! I guess you'll just have to post about all your adventures doing these things. If you can't envision it, you can't accomplish it. Do come by and see if you'd like to win my prize if you haven't already! Patsy.paterno (at) from

Top blogs said...

Hey there Jody! Beautiful blog! Greetings from Greece.

Brenda Hutchings said...

thank you for painting in words.
Smiles, Brenda #701

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awesome gifts! would love to win!

Piper... the Woodland Wanderer said...

Hello, happy to meet you and visit your lovely blog here! Would love to be entered in your drawing. Thanks for your visit to my blog, hope you stop by again. Now off to add myself as a new follower! Happy travels!

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous! So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Electra said...

Hello from Canada! I love surprises. I like the pics you've chosen for your introduction to us-the dinosaur pic is one that makes me LOL. It really sums up my life.
I hope you can stop by and say Hi-

Kelly Jeanette said...

Hi and thanks for visiting my blog. I love suprises so do count me in.
That was a cute little story to go with this event.

Kay Lynne said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Your have a very nice blog! I really like the pictures and sense of humor!

Karen said...

Greetings from Southern California. Just another sunny day in paradise. Thanks for stopping by my blog and
leaving the lovely comment. I enjoyed poppin by.

Keisha said...

Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

Flutterby Trina said...

Your blog is beautiful, I have come from the OHOW hop. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me today! may your day be filled with much happiness. Please can you add me to the draw, I would love to win a surprise!!!




michelle said...

Hi Jody lovely to meet you ! so nice of you to stop by my blog ! i love your story and give away glad to be in for a chance to win ! you have such a lovely blog !

jonaks said...

hello!!! count me in your drawing! would love to win one of your goodie bags!

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Well, hello there from snowy Arkansas! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and if you haven't already, be sure to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway, too.

Warmest regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

M. Estes Zywar said...

Greetings from New England!
This OWOH has been an amazing trip!!!
So happy to meet you Jody!
Hugs :O)

Nikki said...

Hi Jody,

Thanks for stopping by my blog (#783) and leaving such a nice comment.

I love that quote: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to sing in the rain and dance with the wind." Very true. That's one of my New Year's resolutions -- to be present in every moment rather than letting them slip on by. To live my life *now* rather than waiting for it to happen.

And I love surprises, too! =)

Hope you have an inspiring day!

~Nikki (#783)

stampgram said...

Hello from wonderful wild Wyoming. I certainly enjoyed visiting your blog and learning a little about you. ( Is there more to the story about being left alone?) Love your giveaway...surprises are so fun. Please enter me.
(stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Stephanie said...

I am soooo ready for spring!

I would be honored to win!

isastephanie at yahoo dot com

I invite you to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway:


Wendy said...

It is so wonderful to meet you and visit your little part of Blogland. I absolutely adore your giveaway and would love the opportunity to be a part of it. Happy OWOH. Please do drop in during your journey.
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

ByLightOfMoon said...

HI Jody,
You sure do have four awesome giveaways for this OWOH event!

Your blog is beautiful and very inspiring!
Smiles, Cyndi
ByLightOfMoon at charter dot net

stampdiva said...

Hi Jodi from a Snowy Scotland! Thank you for your lovely words on my Blog (Adorn #798)
You have a beautiful Blog.
Would love th echance of winning one of your prizes.
Have a great day.
Lynne M

Belinda said...

your blog is beautiful .please visit mine #425
my giveaway is a ooak polymer bunting baby

Lins Artyblobs said...

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.
I love surprises so count me in for your give away please.

Dorthe said...

Hi Jody,
I`m Dorthe (Denmark)
So great visiting you, and the prize looks wonderfull- and sweet.
I will be a smiling lady, if winning :)

Donna said...

Hi Jody, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

~Donna #792

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

My name is Cindy said...

I LOVE surprises!! Thanks for dropping by to see me. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Cindy #487

Villa-loredana said...

Hello from Peroj in Croatia, thanks for visiting me, and have a luck in my giweaway. Loredana

trisha too said...

What a sweet spring giftie you're offering! Happy OWOH to you!

If you get the chance, stop by and say hi--I'm OWOHing, too!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Annie said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog. I love your door prize and am so glad you joined the OWOH event.

s hyler said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Jody! Thanks for coming over to say hi (#805). I would love to win one of your surprises!

Mandy said...

beautiful giveaway...please count me in...thanks for popping by mine and leaving some

Teri said...

Hello! Nice to meet you! My name is Teri and I've been blogging
since December 2010. I love to scrapbook and create altered art
jewelry. Your blog is very nice. Please stop by mine! Thanks for
sharing your blog. Have fun on your blog travels.


Flowermouse Design said...

So nice to meet you!!

Thank you for your visit to my blog and for your comment. I would love to win your giveaway!!! Please count me in.

Mom of 3rd Culture Kids said...

Hello from Thailand! The introduction of getting 'left behind' was funny! :)

Please do count me in your give away!

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

laetriciajaniel (at) gmail (dot) com

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Beautiful work, beautiful blog! I love your style and am now your newest follower; as I'd like to be a regular visitor.
Please stop by and visit me as well at:
Happy OWOH!
Stephanie #677

Holly said...

Hello from central Minnesota! Your door prizes are fabulous! Who doesn't love surprises! I love the birthday cake picture! Thanks for the chance to win!

Que Bella said...

Hey Jody, Surprises are best! And what a great giveaway for the grand prize. Thanks so much for visiting my OWOH post:) ~Michelle, OWOH participant 598

c5 said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog at Global Recycled Products! Would love to hold one of your prizes. :)

Downunderdale said...

thanks for visiting my blog - what a wonderful blog you have
Dale said...

Hello, greetings from Malaysia. Happy OWOH to you.
I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
Please come visit me too!

whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

Rayna said...

Yay for suprises :)

Rayna - Minnesota
northstarshetlands AT

Ashley said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and giveaway. I've had such a great time looking at your blog. Please enter me in your giveaway too!


yoborobo said...

Hi Jody! I'm happy to come see your blog, and get to know you better. :) I love your story. I've missed the boat a few times - lol! I would love to get a chance to win one of your lovely prizes! Happy OWOHing to you - Pam

artangel said...

I loved your story! I'd love to be entered into your giveaway too - winning one of those fab prizes would make my week! My email is
angie.hogan at

Karan Simoni said...

Hi Jodi,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours, and plan to return soon. I love all the great people I meet through this event.

Sandi M said...

What a fun post you've done for OWOH! I love surprises. I think it's my middle name ;) Glad you stopped by my OWOH and showed me the way to yours. Have fun roaming the blogs.
Sandi #559

martha brown said...

I love surprises! Please enter my name into your draw -- thank you so much!
~martha (#384)
(from Toronto :)

hellerlittle said...

Hallo from Germany! So pleased to meet you! Great blog. Love your surprise Giveaway and do fingerscross to win. CU hellerlittle (owoh #773)

Dawn said...

Love a surprise, loved visiting

THanks for dropping by my blog too xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

thanks so much for the chance to win your generous pack of goodies. i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings!

Lululiz said...

How sweet! And surprises are always irresistible, so please enter me in your draw.
Thank you so much for entering my OWOH giveaway as well (831), good luck!

mrs beadsley said...

what a lovely blog - and your story sounds eerily familiar!!! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind comments. please toss my name in the hat for your wonderful giveaways!

Marianna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me over! I have enjoyed myself.

Carolyn Phillips said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm having a great time joining on OWOH for the first time and trying to visit some blogs every day.

angelself said...

Hi Jody =)Nice to meet you, and thanks for following. I joined to follow you, too! Yes, I am loving this wonderful OWOH event!! Happy blogging and talksoon, Kathryn #853

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Hello from NY. What a great idea to have a surprise gift! Thank you for entering my name into your giveaway.

New End Studio said...

Hi Jodi,
Thanks for stopping at my blog, 846 on the OWOH list:

Your blog has lots of links and your post to this was sweet and sad. Nice photos. I'm misplanted, too. Feet here, heart elsewhere.

Thanks for a chance at your giveaway. Email address on my blog profile should you want to contact for any reason- prize- ahem, or just to say, hello.

So long. Stop in again.

arbrastuce said...

A French Bonjour from England,

Thank you for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed my journey in your universe today.
Could you please put my name in your draw ?
Don't hesitate to come and visit my blog again!


SLucy said...

Great Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

Please visit my OWOH giveaway:

melandria said...

thanks for coming by. do enter me in your giveaway too. melandriaromero(at)gmail(dot)com

JBlanton said...

You have an awesome blog and giveaway- I am having so much fun checking out OWOH participant's blogs. Thanks for the opportunity to win

Lois0607 said...

Lovely blog. What a great event this is. Thanks for offering such a lovely door prize.

Cazamataz said...

H there love your style and sooo enjoyed socking in the creativity on your blog best wishes Carol

Azurlin said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA

Very nice to meet you. Please enter me in the OWOH drawing.

I hope you have a chance to visit my blog, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace. And...please, come by again later so we can chat. :)

MarissArt Dollmaker said...

Love your blog...Love your doorprize! Thanks for visiting my blog! It is lovely to meet you.



Sean said...

From the Florida Gulf Coast
I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


Leslie said...

Greetings from cold and snowy Ohio. I am an ocean dreamer too...someday I hope to live near the beach...sigh. I love your little Easter offering and who doesn't love a surprise? Thanks for the chance to win one of your prizes.

Lauren said...

Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

Birgit said...

Hi Jodi,

Sure thing -- I love great surprises! :) Oh, the excitement... Thanks for making me dream to receive an email from you with OWOH winner in the subject line. :)

Greetings from Germany,
# 66

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

A warm hello from 50 miles north of Boston. I love where I live and can relate to your heart being here. Your blog is lovely and you have such generous giveaways. I look forward to visiting you again. Blessings in the journey, Rebecca #393

Magic Gypsy said...

Hello, nice to meet you! Your giveaway is lovely - it's nice to see spring colours!

Icela said...

What lovely prizes, I can only hope I am one of the lucky winners. thanks for stopping by my giveaway # 102.

Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


Diana Meade said...

What a great blog! Thanks for visiting me at EnergizeYourCreativity and I hope you come back after the whirlwind of OWOH dies down. Please enter me in your drawing.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Jodi this bag of wonderful is fun and curious. Please allow me a chance to win and put my name into the hat, thanks, Norma *smiles* Drop by to enter for my bird giveaway if you have a moment (95)

Tammy Freiborg said...

Hello from MN. Please visit #875

Jenxo said...

hi Jody, so nice to meet you, thanks for stopping by my blog and offering such wonderful goodies...cheers Jen from australia..

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Jodi, I would love to win your beautifully surprise package full of goodies. I love surprises. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

Lululiz said...

Oh yes please, who doesn't love surprises! Please enter me in your draw. Liz (831)

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Hi from the UK! Thanks for stopping by and entering in my OWOH Giveaway. I've enjoyed my visit here.

OWOH #818

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Jody,
Greetings from Australia. Great to meet you and visit your blog. I would love to be the lucky winner of your lovely cards and goodies. I'll be back to have another look around and please come by #9 and say hello.

kswmccleary said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!! Nice to meet you!!! Would love to win your giveaway!!

Prairie Patch said...

Jody -

Please enter me in your great giveaway. It sounds like a lot of fun!!


calej said...

Wow that's a lot of prizes!

Hope you can join in my goodie giveaways as well! :)


calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
calej d'art

cbee said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I would so much love to win your gorgeous giveaway!!
Hugs, Caro

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

wildmtnrose at gmail dot com

mitz said...

... what a supurb blog.. and even more supurb give-a-ways.. awesome.. thanks for the opportunities mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Best wishes...

annabell_lee_dk (at)

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hello and greetings from Virginia. What beautiful prizes you are offering. Please throw my name into the hat for a chance to win one of you lovely packages.

I would love for you to hop on over to my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

di from di-did-it said...

I connected with what you wrote about yourself in your profile & just have to 'follow' you. I promise not to stalk :)

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

What a lovely spring inspired OWOH giveaway, thank you for offerring it and for coming by my OWOH post too.

Anna Circo said...

Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing giveaway. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!

Rough Seas Designs said...

I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

Thanks so much!!

TuscanRoad said...

Greetings from Clovis, California
I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful! Stop by and visit mine, if you haven’t already, for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me.
Best, Holly
My blog:

Yovanka Black said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!!!

Yes I do have a mini fairy baby in a nut listed in my etsy shop.. and more will follow ;)

Thanks so much again!

I love your door prize and would love the chance to win it :)))


Shaina Marie said...

This is a beautiful prize. I would love a chance to win. Hope you had fun participating in OWOH. This was the first time I've been a part of it :)

ChatElaine said...

Hoping I'm not too late to enter. Love surprises, please come visit mine before the end.


Elaine #730

Sunshineshelle said...

I really thought I'd written here, but where am I??? mmm I hope I didn't swear & my post was rejected LOL!! I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) you have visited me (THANKS) & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere :) that'd be cool! Now let's enjoy the last hours of the final One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) I feel like I'm in a marathon LOL!! Up, UP & AWAAAAAAY!!

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