Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Giving Stuff Away ~ Simple Pleasures

I'm so happy to announce the winners of my book giveaway on today's post. It coincides perfectly with the Simple Pleasures series, as I can think of nothing I enjoy doing more than giving stuff away. It really is a simple pleasure to give. So, without further ado, here's how it went down.

In a not-so-scientific manner, the names were written on slips of paper ...

... and put in a basket.

I drew out four names ...

... and held my breath.

And the winners are:

Such beautiful women, all of them!
If you've never visited their blogs, you're missing out.

A copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul New Moms will be going out to each of these terrific women!

Thanks to all of you who expressed interest in receiving a book. I'm truly honored to know you.

Now ... that's my simple pleasure for the week. I'd love to know yours. If you’re here for the first time, please click on the Simple Pleasures tab above for important information before linking up.

I haven't said it in awhile, so let me say that I want to keep this party fun, which means you shouldn't stress out about it if you don't have time to visit with each and every person here. Sometimes, that's just not possible, due to having a life (wink, wink). So, if you can only chat with the one in front of you, and the one behind you, then you're helping spread the love. Thanks so much for joining me here. It really makes my week.

On a bloggy note: If you check back and discover your link has been deleted, it isn't at all personal. Please re-read guidelines.

What's your simple pleasure? Do tell.


  1. Hi Dayle:

    Just stopping by to say hello and congrats to the winners.

    I don't have a simple plesure this week, well I do, but haven't taken the time to write. :) Catch you next week!


  2. Congratulations to the winners, Dayle, I will visit them, thank you for sharing.

  3. I agree. Giving away stuff is fun. :) Seems we have a similar simple pleasure this week. What a great giveaway. These are 4 blessed ladies!

    And, by the way, thank you for hosting this little party every week. I just love participating. I guess you could say it's another one of my simple pleasures. :)

  4. Dayle,
    Congratulations to the winners of your book giveaway! I also agree, giving is a great Simple Pleasure. Thank you for hosting such neat party each week...I'm sure it can get hectic but we sure do appreciate you!


  5. Thank you for the kind words, Dayle. It's been a pleasure getting to know you through blogland.
    I love visiting here and being encouraged, inspired and challenged.

    And, wow, I need to change my profile picture now that I see it larger!

  6. It's fun to make someone else happy isn't it?!
    Thank you Dayle, for generously giving of yourself here to your readers and S P ladies!
    God bless you and those who received your giveaway :-)

  7. Congratulations to them all! I also love the feeling of giving something away.

  8. congrats to all the feels so good...sometimes even more than getting. ☺

  9. Dayle, was a sweet post and it's so something to someone else truly is a simple pleasure, for both the giver and the receiver!

    I just scrolled down your page and saw the photo of your most awesome doggy, Diesel! Dayle, he's so beautiful!!!!

  10. How wonderful! I'm sorry I missed it. ;)

    And thanks for letting us off the hook about visiting. I try and try and try, but most often fail to get to everyone. Hope you have a very blessed week!

  11. I can't believe it's SP day again, time is flying by! Sounds like a great book for new mums. I think that's a time in one's life when lots of advice is needed. I agree with Heather T, Diesel is beautiful, look at those eyes!

  12. I agree, giving to others is a wonderful blessing...very much a pleasure!!

    I've misssed linking up with you, but I haven't been blogging all that much lately. Hope to get back to the party one of these Thursdays coming up.


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  14. Dear Dayle,
    I too think giving away things is as wonderful pleasure. Athough I know that if I make something I have difficulty giving it away. My children tell me this is good for me though and in my heart I agree with them.
    I really enjoy this focus each week.
    Thank you for hosting

  15. Thank you again and again! ...
    I'm soooo behind, my idea of simple pleasure is "time-out" ...alone in a locked room for a day ... or two! But Life goes on, and come to think of it, it's pretty grand.
    Hope to join your SP parade real soon!

  16. Thanks for letting us all share. Giving does bring so much pleasure.

  17. Gift giving is on of my favorite things. Yes, what a simple pleasure that is. I am sure those ladies are going to REALLY enjoy their books.


  18. Congratulations to you and to your winners. Since my daughter is a new mom I look forward to finding this book for her.


Dear Readers, I adore your company and your comments. If you ask questions here, I respond to them here, so please check back when you have a chance. Kind regards, Dayle