Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Blog Awards, Give-Away Wins and More

As many of you know, I have been working on re-arranging my home since my husband moved out. Here is a sneak peak of what I have been up to. Please ignore the deer heads, they are my exes and he has not picked them up yet. I don't want to put them in the shed because I am afraid they we become ruined. I will just pretend they are Herne the Hunter watching over me as I sleep. I know, a little creepy. I don't think my living/bedroom arrangement looks too bad. it has a lofty kinda feel to it.

The fates must have known some hard times were about to befall my family because I have been awarded two blog awards and have won 4 give-aways within the past two weeks. How awesome is that. I almost feel guilty for winning so many give-aways but they have brought me much needed joy at this time. I hope that doesn't make me look greedy. I feel like I should not participate in any give-aways for a bit but with Christmas just around the corner that will be hard.

Now for the blog awards!

Sal, from http://stilldark.wordpress.com/, awarded me with this Gothic Blog Award. There are a couple of things that must me done to accept this award.

1. Thank the person who awarded you.
2. Pass it on to 3 Gothic blogs you adore.

1. Thank you so much Sal. You are so sweet and I absolutely adore your blog. Thanks for being a wonderful friend in my time of need!!!

2. And the Gothic Blog Award goes to:

The Ultimate Goth Guide the go to place for all things Goth!

The Haunted Rose hauntingly beautiful poetry

VainGlorySinner awesome at finding delightfully dark treasures

Thanks again Sal!!

I was awarded the Liebster Blog by BeWitchingYou. Thank you!!It's much appreciated.

Liebster means sweetheart or beloved in German. I love all of you so I am passing on this award to all of my followers. Enjoy and thank you for being my friends in blog-land.

Now for the give-aways. I am showing only 3 because I have not received the one in the mail yet. I will share pics when it comes in.

I won Pumpkin Man from Becca at Magikal Seasons. Becca makes whimsical ornaments for all seasons. Pumpkin Man hangs out above my computer so I can see him smiling at me as I type away.

I won Mr. Sexy from the wonderful Stacy at Magic Love Crow. Mr. Sexy is my new boyfriend. Isn't he handsome! My 12 year old daughter won't let me call him Mr. Sexy because it's embarrassing. I have to call him Mr. Vampire when she's around. I still call him Mr. Sexy just to tease her!

I won this beautiful Goddess Doll from Andrea at Goddess and Magick. Andrea also sent me this amazing altar cloth that all of my give-ways are presented on. Teodora the Goddess is very enchanting and now lives on my Avalonian Altar.

Thank you all for the awards and give-away prizes. They have brightened my days!


  1. Grats on the wins! Well deserved all!

  2. Congrats on the blog awards and giveaway wins. Your three gifts are beautiful, whimsical and charming!! You are right, your living room/bedroom does look like a loft or an old-fashioned "salon". Very chic and trendy, I might add! Your daughter is too funny about Mr. Sexy, lol! Oh, how I remember those embarrassing years! Have fun, and keep on keeping on!! Hugs.

  3. Hi wicKED

    Thank you! You have been getting some much deserved awards as well.

  4. Hi Robin

    Thank you. I cherish each of those give-away gifts. They will always remind me that good things do happen.

    Chic and trendy? Wow, thank you. That makes my day!

    I hope my daughter doesn't read my blog today, she would be horrified if she knew I told everyone about that.

    Thanks again for the wonderfully kind words.
    Blessings, V.

  5. Hang in there, sweetie. Today is the one-year anniversary of my divorce and it's been the very best year of my life. Claim your space. And, I think that universal karma has many more gifts to give you.

  6. Hi Autumnforest.

    Thank you and congrats on your one-year anniversary on your divorce. Good to hear you are enjoying yourself, that is what I plan to do.

    That universal karma thing? I think I just paid it forward a bit today. I plan on posting about it tomorrow. It's a sweet story.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Your bedroom/living room arrangement looks cozy! :) Before we got the new place, I lived in a 1-room-apartment for almost two years. Only the bathroom was an extra room. The atmosphere of such an arrangement can be quite cuddly & cozy. I think you did a great job on that! :)
    If you need extra privacy, think about using a bookshelf as a room-divider at the foot of the bed. I put "Expedit" (IKEA) as a room-divider between my bed/"sleeping area" and the "kitchen area".

    Congrats on the great wins and the other award! :) Yes, "Liebster Blog" translates as "dearest/favorite blog".

    Don't feel guilty about winning those giveaways!
    You deserve it!

  8. Hi Sal

    Thaks again for the award and for translating Liebster. Sweetheart and beloved was all I could find.

    I do like the coziness of my living area. I like your idea for a room divider. I might have to give that a try.

    I will be having a give-away of my own soon. it won't be long that I will have 100 followers. I'm still trying to think of what the prize or prizes will be.

    Thanks again for the award and for being so kind to me.

    Blessings, V.

  9. Congrats to you on your well-deserved blog awards, my sister! And I am glad that you won second prize on my Blog Give-Away ~ I must say that you are a very thoughtful witch indeed to give it away as a Yule present to our very dear and sweet friend, ArtSings! I think she will enjoy it!

    Have a great rest of the week!!!

    Hugs to you,


  10. Hi Kim

    Thanks and you are very welcome.

    Hugs, V.

  11. Treasure!!! How wonderful for you to receive such great treasure and awards! I'm so sorry you are traveling through a hard patch. I know exactly what you are going through and my thoughts are with you and your family.
    Don't all ex's have stuffed deer heads? -lol- ;o)
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  12. Hi Queenie

    Thank you so much for your kind words. What is it with men and their stuffed deer heads?

    Woo Hoo!!! I'm doing the happy dance. You are my 100th follower. Thanks so much!!! Now I must prepare for a give-away.

    Blessings, V.

  13. I didn't realize that you had split with your husband, Vivienne. You seem to have had much more than your fair share of heartache in recent times, and I hope things will get better soon. You are clearly a philosophical and spiritual person, so I have every confidence that you have the "stuff" to survive and thrive!

    Your bedroom space looks fab. I'm sure the rearranging was exhausting, but I bet it was a cathartic process, as well!

    Congratulations on the awards. That "Gothic Blog Award" is one of the cutest looking awards I've seen! Congrats on winning the giveaways, too. I've won a couple in the last few weeks. I'll have to do a post on it soon.

  14. Hi Little Gothic Horrors

    Thank you so much. I ahve a feeling things will get better soon. I won't let a few bumps in the road get me down too much.

    I love that I no longer have to climb stairs to get to my bedroom. Call me lazy!

    I love the look of the "Gothic Blog Award" as well. So, is there a limit on the number of give-aways you win? I don't want people to think I'm greedy. i find the give-aways to be great fun. Congrats on yoor wins!

  15. Oh, I don't think there's a limit. You were obviously meant to win!! Actually I was kind of stunned when I won. I tend not to enter many giveaways because I'm in Australia and I'm concerned about the postage issue, plus many are restricted to US only. In the case of my 2 wins, I was simply swooping in to congratulate the 2 bloggers on reaching 200 followers. I didn't imagine I would actually win in a million years! Haha.

  16. Hi LGH

    That's the way I feel. I was just visiting and thought, ooo, I want that! I didn't think i would win. I will be having a give-away this week. If someone outside the US wins it just might take a little longer to mail it out. I will send it anywhere , so I hope you enter in mine!

  17. That's so sweet of you! I wouldn't miss it!!

  18. Blogger ate my long comment-rats--so I'll keep this short. Congratulations on the blog awards! How fabulous is that! And I'm so thrilled you won those fun giveaways. Don't feel guilty. That's kismet. Kharma. A happy lift in a time of need. ;)

    The new loft arrangement looks great (though I'm glad your getting ready of the dear heads). Sending positive vibes!!!

  19. Hi Beth

    Thanks so much. i love getting the blog awards but hate giving them out to just afew. i'm thinking of having Elle help me come up with one that i can just give out at random.

    Thanks for like my "loft". It's kinda cool having it this way. can't wait till those heads are gone.

    Thanks for the vibes.

    Love you, V.

  20. Vivienne, your place is looking great and it does look lofty ;o) Get rid of those deer heads soon! LOL! Scary stuff! It's so cute, that you can't say Mr. Sexy around your 12 year old! Congrats on all the giveaways! You deserve it my friend! They are all wonderful! Love them all! Blessings my friend ;o)

  21. Congrats on winning all those prizes! It sounds like just the right time to have some goodies coming in. That Goddess doll is very cool. I'm not used to seeing those so happy! It's good to see a happy Goddess. :)

    It looks like you have lots of space to work with as you rearrange your room. It's looking good so far!

  22. V, just want to say... you have some very cool blogosphere friends. ;)

  23. Love that goddess doll, want one for meself.

    Well, maybe hard times will turn into bard times

  24. Oops! I am sooo sorry V! I made a mistake on my earlier comment as I accidently got you confused with another person who had won my second place prize on my blog The Wiccan Life. I just wanted to correct this and let you know that YOUR YULE WREATH SET HAS BEEN SENT OUT to you already (I mailed it out to you yesterday actually so you should be getting soon).

    Again, my apologies. I have been so very busy lately that I am not sure whether I am coming or going ~ LOL!

    BTW, I like your re-vamp of your place also!

    Blessings to you,


  25. Hi Magic Love Crow

    Thank you. I wish you could come over forcoffee so you can enjoy the new look of my place. I can't wait till those heads are out of here.

    Thank you for all of the kindness you have shown me.

    Blessings my friend, V.

  26. Hi Justine

    Thanks. I love that Goddess doll as well. She is so pretty with her necklace and bracelet.

    I'm lucky that my living area is large. It gives me lots of space to work with.

    Blessings, V.

  27. Hi Beth

    I know! They are so awesome and kind. And you are one very awesome sister!!

    Love you, V.

  28. Hi Mantan

    Thank you! You should put a Goddess doll on you Santa list.

  29. Hi Kim

    Oh thank Goddess. I'll have to admit at being very confused. Thought I was losing my mind for a moment. That is very nice of that person to pass the give-away to Artsings. What a lovely gesture and a cool idea. One I will have to use if I am feeling guilty for winning so many give-aways.

    Hugs and blessings, V.

  30. I keep meaning to add that I love your blog makeover! (Although I've loved each and every one of the previous banners, too!) Is that you in the photo? It's such a beautiful picture!

  31. Hi emma

    Thank you. My sister Elle did the banner. The girl is not me but it does resemble me a bit with the curly hair. My sister would like to start a business doing banners and book cover art. she will be thrilled that you like her work. Under the banner you will see 'Banners by Elle" if you click on it you will go to her blog.

    Thank you Emma,for your kindess!

  32. Hey Vivienne, who knows, maybe one day, I might come over for a coffee ;o) But, I have to admit, I like green tea better, sorry ;o) LOL! Blessings my friend ;o)

  33. Hi Stacy

    I'll stock up on the green tea!

    Blessings my friend, V.