Monday, March 29, 2010

1000th Post!

Well I thought I had one more post to the 1000th but no, this is it!

So I'm having a few giveaways to celebrate that AND my birthday which happens to be today.  How cool is that?

To get a chance to win, you need to choose one or as many of the following as you'd like to do, and then make a comment below to tell me what you did.  Each thing gets you a virtual raffle ticket....

* Be a blog follower or become a new follower (just click on Follow over there on the right)

* Blog or twitter about this post

That's it!  Then make a comment and tell me what you did and which you'd rather win -- beads or jewelry.  If you don't have a blog, be sure to leave an email or some other way for me to get in touch with you should you win.

Winners will be announced next Monday, April 5th.

Here are the prizes!

"Shake Your Head" earrings  -- shown here about 2" in length but I can make them a little longer or shorter if you like

"Chocolate Brandy" earrings, lampwork glass with Swarovski crystals, about 1.25" in length.

OR, for you bead lovers, a bead grab bag in your favorite colors.

I hope you'll join me in the celebration!

Lori Anderson's work can be seen at  She also writes a blog at


  1. congratulations on your 1,000th! beads or jewelry, always a tough choice but in this case I pick beads! I am already a follower, :)

  2. First - I wish you a most wonderful and Happy Birthday. May your day be full of love, friends and hugs!
    Congrats on your 1000th post - that is quite a milestone. I am already a faithfull follower.

  3. I am now a follower....have actually been following you for a while, but now your blog is listed on my blog as one i am following :)'s official!

  4. Congrats Lori! I thought I WAS a followerer since were facebook buds,,,what was up with that!

    So, I'm following now and I posted it on Facebook. I'll also do a little blog giveaway heads up!

    Congrats again!

  5. congrats, that is AWESOME!
    happy day!!

  6. how wonderful! i am a follower already! happy birthday! i see you are reading the girl with the dragon girlfriends and i went to see the movie over the weekend...intense but good..the actress they cast as lisbeth was perfect...can't wait for the 3rd book!

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISS LORI! I hope your day is as special as you are. Congrats on the 1000th, too...quite an accomplishment!!

    I lerve those brown earrings. Yum!!
    And I'm a follower. :D

    Have a great one!

  8. Happy Brithday Lovely Lori and congratulations to you. I am now officially a follower and shall blog about this giveaway as well. I would LOVE beads please
    Have a fabulosa day xxxx

  9. Happy Birthday Lori!! I hope you have a super fantastic day! And congrats on you 1000th post! What a super milestone!!!

  10. A very Happy Birthday, Lori, and congratulations on 1000 blog posts.

    I follow you and have posted on my blog about your birthday and blog posts.

    Keep up the good work, I love your creativity, you are an inspiration to all of us.

  11. ~*HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!*~

    I am a follower!!!

    You have just inspired me to make miniature candles for my miniature cakes!

    For your birthday, *PLEASE* tell me what your favorite cupcake flavor and topping is!!!
    I will make it for you, in charm form!

  12. Hi Lori I follw your blog and I shared your 1000th post give away on face book, its amazing you have been posting this long.........I think mine only has about 29 posts so far! I'll add a new post mentioning your 1000th post

  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :-)

    I'm already a Follower but just Tweeted about this! Congrats on this huge, 1,000 posts??!!! You're amazing.

  14. Congratulations on your 1000th post and Happy Birthday! May you be blessed with many years of happiness, inspiration and love!
    I am a follower of your blog, not a new one, just a quiet one (i don't usually leave comments).
    And I'd like to win jewelry:)

    Hugs your way!

  15. Hi Lori, Happy Birthday! Today is Passover for me so I won't be able to write a blog post as I'm getting ready for tonight but I will go tweet it and I am a follower. I think I'd like the grab bag, I always have so why change now? :) Best wishes for a great day and congratulations on your 1000th post! That is a big milestone!


  16. Happy Birthday Miss Lori!!! you're so fabulous and I hope you have a fabulous day!

    ps. I follow! and I want it all! oh...ok I still haven't decided it's a toss up between those gorgeous lampwork earrings and a bag full of beadies! :)

  17. Happy birthday again. I will blog about your birthday giveaway. I would love the bead bag.

  18. Happy Birthday. I am a blog follower and jewelry designer. If I am lucky enough to win, I would enjoy a bead grab bag. 1000 Blogs is a lot of blogs.

  19. Your jewelry is very pretty. Congratulations on your 1000th post ^_^ very exciting. I am a follower of your blog, I'm about to reblog this post on my blog, and I'd love to win one of the bead goodie bags ^_^

  20. Happy Birthday Lori! I just had one last Thursday so I'm still celebrating to a degree. I'm also already a follower. Congrats on your 1000th Post!

  21. Happy happy happy birthday! I sure hope it's wonderful! And, your birthday on your 1000th post (wow!) How did you manage that?!! I'm a frequent follower as you know!

  22. Happy Birthday and congrats on reaching 1000 posts! I'm a blog follower and I'd love some beads :)

  23. Happy, Happy Birthday! Hope it is a fabulous one!

    I am already a are on my blog list as well!

    and...I blogged about your giveaway here...

  24. Anonymous6:21 PM

    Congratulations on your 1000th post...woo hoo! Hopefully, I will get to that point sometime on my blog. And I hope you have a wonderful birthday as well! I am already a follower of yours and have a link to your blog on mine. I am hoping to win the Chocolate Brandy earrings...they are beautiful and since I wear brown a lot...they would be perfect. Again...Happy Birthday!

  25. Congratulations on your 1000th. I have been a follower since the bead soup party, got your blog on my blog too. Love your posts. Thank you for introducing me to a whole new world of beads and beaders... and some day I will work on your book recommendations.

  26. Happy Birthday Lori,
    I am a follower of your blog.I would love to win oen of the earrings if I were to win. I am an earing fanatic.
    HOpe you enjoy your day. I am also a friend of yours on Facebook.

  27. Happy birthday, Lori!
    I posted a link for your 1000th post on my FB fan page and on Twitter. Congrats!

    Put me down for the bead grab bag. :)

    Hope you are having a fantastic day!

  28. Lori - Wow - you make serious beautiful jewelry! I love the earrings that youare giving away as a prize - so me! Your blog is a lot of fun - I love the fact that I can relate to so much of what you share ---.

    I have a kindle also - love it! The Pillars of the Earth - I have it on audio book - was sort of afraid to listen to it - intimidated , I think - but not now after reading your review - thanks for that!

    Thanks for dropping by to see me - I so appeciate your comments- really - you made me feel just wonderful!


  29. Happy Birthday to a fellow Arian! Hope you eat lots of cake and blow your party horn!

  30. Congratulations. Happy Birthday this way too.

  31. Happy day to you!
    I am a faithful follower!
    And I am so happy for your milestone.
    Enjoy the day!

  32. Hope you had a wonderful bday!

    I tweeted about your blog.

    The grab bag please :-)

  33. I've been a follower for a while. :) I love the brown earrings. :) I actually love the other one more but they're too long for my ears. D:

  34. Anonymous8:43 AM

    happy birthday Lori!!

  35. Haaaaappyyy birrrrrthdaaay tooo youu! (Can you hear the tune?)

    Congratulations on your 1,000th post. I'm approaching my 100th and having a giveaway too. I became a follower on your blog, though I have been following you unofficially since you started the virtual bead soup swap.

    If you pick my name, I'd like the beads in blues and greens, please.

    Emanda (emandaj{at}yahoo{dot}com)

  36. Congrats!!! 1000 is a huge accomplishment!

    I have become a follower.

    I *LOVE* the Chocolate brandy earrings.

  37. how generous of you to share your milestone with us... i am a follower and i posted on facebook about your giveaway. everything you're offering is lovely but a bead grab bag sounds really fun - i absolutely love surprises like that! CONGRATS on your 1000th post =)

  38. I'm a friend on facebook, and now a follower, too!
    Happy bday and congrats on a wonderful blog! If by chance you pick me, I won't be picky! Love all of your work :)
    BTW, I read Pillars of the Earth about 20 years ago and LOVED it - may have to reread before the mini-series (hope they do it justice!)


    Luv your stuff-already a follower-luv LUV all your WORK and gonna run tweet this too!

  40. Oh post didn't go through. So I guess I'll have to say it again.

    Congrats Lori - on all the wonderful things in your life. Wishing you an abundance of more.

    Of course I am a follower..and also your blog is one of my top favorites.

    Happy Happy Joy Joy!

  41. I found you on Tatertots and Jello. Very cool stuff! The chocolate earrings are adorable. I'm adding you to the blog roll on my site to share.

  42. Aw...sweet. It's nice to hit a fat, round number like 1000. I just became a follower.

  43. I dunno how you came across my blog, but thank you for your sweet comment. Congratulations on your 1000th post-- how long did that take? It would take me forever- Now I have someone to look up to and keep me going 'til one day I make that 1000th mark too.

  44. Happy belated birthday and congrats on post 1000. Wow!

  45. i love the name "shake your head" earrings! so cute! :)

  46. WOOT WOOT, congrats on your 1000 post!! That and Happy Birthday! I am a follower.

    I would pick beads. =D

  47. I'm officially a follower now :0) - Hope you had a wonderful birthday and congrats on your 1000th!!

    Love your blog by the way.

  48. Anonymous8:07 AM

    Happy Birthday to you!!! Wow, 1,000ths--congrats! I am already following and love your blog! Hugs and best wishes.

  49. Happy late birthday! I'd love a chance to win something in your giveaway. As you know I am a stalker, er, I mean follower.

  50. Congratulations on 1000 - awesome! Best of all Happy Birthday. Hope your day is very special. I am a follower.

  51. I subscribed! Congratulations on 1000 posts...I can only hope to come close to a third of that for this year!

    Happy Birthday!


  52. Happy Birthday Lori:D I hope this one is the best one yet! Congratulations on your 1000th post. That is just amazing! I am already a follower and if I happen to win your give away I pick beads!

  53. Wow! 1000 posts! Congratulations! I am already a follower. I mentioned your giveaway on my blog :)

  54. Hi Lori, congrates on your 1000th post, wishing you many more.

    I've got your blog on my bloglist but I followed you to make it official.

    And what I would love to win is BEADS, yah!

  55. I tweeted for a second chance at the prize, thanks for sharing.

  56. Hi Lori, I just became a new follower (hope I haven't already done that, not too handy on these things) but it's an opportunity to say what a great blog you have and your giveaways are irresistible! thanks for being generous. Sharon M.

  57. HaPpY bIrThDaY LoRi! and CONGRATS on your 1000th post, wow!!! I'm already one of your blog followers and I would prefer to have one of your lovely beads if I'm fortunate enough to win :)

  58. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day, weekend, week, month! I make sure to celebrate all month.
    I have been a follower of yours and loving it. I would be happy to win anything of yours but would LOVE a bead.
    Congrats on the 100th post!

  59. Congrats on your 1000th post!! I follow your blog and I've posted about it on mine. Happy Birthday!!

  60. I am way too late but I wanted to wish you Happy Belated Birthday Lori.


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