Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's Giveaway Time!


This happy, fat, golden Buddha is all about abundance -- good living, lots of joy and no worries! He sits on a huge gold ingot festooned with jewels and emblazoned with dragon and phoenix imagery. He holds a smaller ingot in his hand and sports a diamond on his third eye. (Of course the diamond and all the other jewels are real! How can you even ask?) This charming statue is about 4 inches high and 5 inches wide. Unfortunately, the photo does not adequately capture how it gleams and shines and catches the light!

And because this blog now enjoys a super abundance of 300+ followers, I want to give this Golden Buddha to one of you! Here are the giveaway rules:

1. You must be an official follower to enter. Old, new or just signed up in order to enter the contest, it's all good! And it doesn't matter where you're from in the world, I'll mail the Golden Buddha anywhere.

2. In addition to being a follower, you must leave a comment on this post. If you leave a comment but don't want to be entered, just say so.

3. One entry per person (leaving 10 comments will still only result in 1 entry!)

4. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Mountain Daylight Savings Time on Wednesday, September 7, 2011.

5. The winner will be chosen by a random draw made on Thursday, September 8 and the results posted here on Friday, September 9.

Good luck, everyone, and thank you so much for following my blog!

42 comments:

Suzie said...

What a glorious way to start of the month, and announce your return to blogland! We missed you!!! You are so very generous and kind hearted to host a giveaway, but having you back is a super gift in itself!

Judy said...

Congratulations on your 300!! and welcome back...hope your time off was relaxing and rejuvenating...and yes, I'd love to be entered in your giveaway...

Lois said...

Who can resist a Golden Buddah?? I missed you too, hope you had a fantastic break, all recharged.

laurie said...

I was so happy to see you on my blogger reader this morning, I've missed your posts, now thats a handsome little fellow, he just looks like good luck to me!

Francie said...

Glad to see that you are back! We missed you!

Sonia said...

What a nice giveaway! And congrats on your 300 plus. You deserve it.

Snap said...

Thank you, for being you! I'd love to give this happy little Buddha a home. I'm sure he would be happy here! :D Great way to start a new month! YeeHaw!

DEZMOND said...

is this some cunning scheme to get rid of the Buddha from your own home? :)))

Welcome back to the blogging world, Debra!

Plowing Through Life said...

Congratulations on your 300! I'm happy to see that you're back; looking forward to your great posts. Have a super month. And good luck to everyone for the happy, fat, golden Mr. Buddha.

My Grama's Soul said...

First of all.....welcome back. I hope your little break was nice for you. Also, thanks for all your kind visits.

I have many Buddhas in my home....but I don't have the laughing Buddha...Please enter me in this wonderful give away.

Jo

mermaid gallery said...

I would love to rub his fat tummy! welcome back!

Winter Slytherin @ Mother Moons said...

He's a little bundle of awesome... I'd love to enter! Also... welcome back! :-)

ensouling said...

Yay! You're back!

Love the Buddha. He's wonderful!

Misty Boston said...

omgomgomgomg!
If I were to be so lucky to receive this beautiful buddha I'd spread good will giggles to everyone I meet!!!!
:D

Robin Larkspur said...

Happy September and welcome back! We have missed your lovely presence in the blogworld (though have enjoyed your comments on my blog!) Love the Buddha!! What a super giveaway. I am an official follower! And I would love to be entered in your giveaway!! Blessings to you!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Please pop my name in for a chance on that delightfully happy Buddha! Looking at it makes me smile, and that's been a rare commodity this summer! LOL!
And maybe I can get back to more regular blogging....

XXOO~~
Anne

Elena said...

So I wander over to see if you're back yet (what took you so long! JUST KIDDING) and here you are bearing gifts! Welcome back and thanks for still popping in at my blog to share the love. Ok I'd like a chance at the Buddha too please.

mxtodis123 said...

Welcome back. You've been missed. Boy, would that happy little Buddha ever be welcome on my work desk.
Mary

auntie12 said...

Welcome back to Blog Land, Dear One!

Hope you had a wonnnnnnnnnderful blogging holiday!

Thank you for the offer, to join in to win. But since I never (in all my years of blogging) have done a give-away, I can not, not, not join in any Dear Blogger's Give-Away's. CAN'T!

Just me, but I'm sure you will try to understand.

LaelShine said...

Oh my goodness! He's lovely!

Welcome back to your bloggy home!
And thank YOU,, you make me feel so welcome in this city and blog land.

That's a pretty sweet giveaway!
Congrats on your 300:)

Ellie said...

I can't resist the Buddha...great giveaway to start the month of September. Count me in please.

Congrats on 300+ followers.

karena said...

Glad you're back...I missed you! Although I could use plenty of abundance at this juncture of my life...I also am trying to delete some of my own treasures...so please pass this on to another lucky person if you have picked me.
Looking forward to hearing more from SWS soon. ((Hugs))

Suzanne said...

Hey! You are posting again! Wooohooooo! Heck yeah I want to be entered! That would go lovely in my hallway!

Blessed Be!

MewlKitten said...

If I win this, I will be giving it to my best friend Daniel because he loves these. I think it would look nice in his apartment as well.

-E- said...

dibs mine!

Her Speak said...

Woohoo! What a kick ass give away! Fun. :)

Blueberry said...

Welcome back, Debra! Not entering for the Buddha prize, just saying Hi!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I wonder what would happen if I rub his belly... I'm not crazy about diamonds, but when they are "real" and attached to the ingot of a charming guy with a radiant smile, then I'm all interested.

Also, I love shiny things ;-)

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I've always loved Buddah! My grandmother used to have a Buddah bank and she would give me a penny then told me to put in the penny, rub his belly and make a wish.

Rue said...

He is super-cool! May another 300 followers come your way soon! (I mean, really. Why isn't everyone following you already?!)

laughingwolf said...

wonderfulness... he'll be the perfect companion to my fat buddha standing, with arms raised, between my pooh bear and tigger figurines, laughing his face off as he balances a ball in each palm...

of course, i'd have to find a slightly bigger space [perhaps at the top of my bookcase, instead of on a shelf?]... decisions, decisions...

but hey... i'm a canuck, and we're all highly resourceful! :P lol

sophie...^5 said...

I know who needs/wants this little feller...my hubby, Jimbo!
Sophie's Dad Ron

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I think he would look really cute next to my 2 Goddess's and my other little budah..but to hell with all that..I'm just so fecking glad your back.

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Glorious giveaway- please enter me
Johnina :D

Willym said...

Welcome back - and I noticed we even got a Ceiling Cat post!!!!!

AlbertaMama said...

Great idea for a give away! How can you not be happy just looking at that buddha!!!!

Anne Johnson said...

I'd rather have a handful of your followers than the Buddha ... but your posts are in a league of their own, so I am not worthy. Please put my name in the running for the Buddha, and if my name comes up, leave Buddha on a park bench for a random finder!

debra said...

I've been reading for some time, and am now "official" --albeit anonymously official. Glad to see your back :-)

pheonix_Dawn said...

Oh my goodness 300, Your awesome! Please enter me in ur contest He is such a Joyous little budda when I saw him he immidatly made me laugh. His beauty is incredible and the detail looks awesome Love the fact that it has a pheonix on it Would be lovely in place of my cornicopia For all yr abundance and Joy Good luck to all;) Glad to C u bk! Many Blessings

turquoisemoon said...

Gosh...I can't believe I almost missed this post!!! This retired ole lady must be working too much. Congrats on 300...wow!!!

Jim said...

I also know someone who NEEDS this fella too....my hubby Ronbo!

Labgoddess said...

Great Budda! Great blog, by the way. I read your post about Ceiling Cat...classic!