Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Little Giveaway....Gardening Apron, Seeds, and a Journal


This giveaway is now closed!



It's time to get our hands in the rich dirt and plant!
In honor of planting season, and well...just because...I am giving away this lovely apron, some of my favorite flower seeds, and a sweet little leather bound garden journal.

I wear aprons in the garden and they are such a great way to keep clean, have a place for snips, seeds, and gloves.
I found this delightful chambray fabric and designed a half apron with three perfect pockets and extra long ties that can be wrapped around your waist and tied back in front.

The seeds are some of my favorite cutting flowers!
Zinnia, Sweet Peas, and Hollyhocks from my own garden.

I have this small journal and love it for keeping track of when I planted, and how things are looking in the garden every few weeks. 
It is the perfect size and shape!


If you would like a chance to win, just leave a comment below WITH a way for me to contact you!
I will select a winner Monday, April 20th.

If you are so kind to share this post via social media leave another comment for an extra chance to win!
*Open to US residents only.





68 comments:

Gail said...

A lovely giveaway....beautiful chambray, I would love to find some like that....seeds for my very favorite flowers....and a garden journal!

connie steele said...

Julia, How adorable.. what a great giveaway.. and the apron such a great idea when planting..especially those beautiful seeds.. and the journal, a wonderful item to write down daily blessings. I think anyone would be lucky to win these... Good luck to all.. Connie from Kentucky

connie steele said...

Oops Contact info left out..
Connie
csteel001@yahoo.com

Thanks

Polkadotted Plum said...

What an adorable apron! That is such a great idea to wear one while gardening.
polkadottedplum@hfhco.com

Anonymous said...

This is a great giveaway!! If I don't win I will have to go out and get a journal-great idea. A few weeks away from planting anything here in Ohio. Happy gardening! Jackie. jmiller532002@yahoo.com

Kaitlin @ Homemaker Design said...

I was SO excited too!!! *SOB!* I'm Canadian...no contest entry for me! I would have loved that too! I'm so new to gardening and the idea of an apron is brilliant! My dad was such an amazing gardener and I hope I can do him honour! Just planted some pansies in pots on the porch today - it's a bit early where we are but I think they will be okay - and they looks so pretty - especially the ones in the flower box on the chicken coop! :D

Laura said...

What a cute apron!
laura.ann.bauer@gmail.com

Laura said...

I also shared from you FB post :)

Kelsey Peyton said...

What a sweet giveaway..love the cute items you have selected. Love reading your blog. You are such an inspiration!!!

Warmly,
Heidi
Peyton4family@hotmail.com

Brady and Amber said...

Such a pretty apron. I am so excited for spring! Thank you for the giveaway!!
adesplin@gmail.com

Brady and Amber said...

What a lovely apron. I am so excited for spring! Thank you for the giveaway!
adesplin@gmail.com

Janet said...

I would love a chance to win your beautiful apron with seeds and journal. This spring I am embarking on a new venture and getting chickens! I would hope to fill those pockets up with eggs along with some cut flowers from my gardens. Thank you!

Janet said...

Oops! I too forgot to include my contact info! jhyden@new.rr.com

Lori Leigh said...

Lovely give away...would love to win.
LLFarmblog@gmail.com

Carey Denman said...

I'm following your lead this year and planting a cutting garden. We're on the hunt for an old truck bed, too, so we can emulate the lovely stand you made last year. Here's to spring and the promise of so many beautiful things to come. Thanks for the opportunity to win this little gardening ensemble.
Carey D. denmancarey@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and that apron!
Rhonda
bratch8631@hotmail.com

Patricia Forsythe said...

Sure would love to have the beautiful apron! Thanks for the giveaway.
Pat

johnandpat@forsythefamily.com

Sarah said...

I would love to win. I enjoy gardening and love planting flowers that I can cut and bring in the house to enjoy. Thanks for being so generous.
Sarah
sarah.blankenship99@gmail.com

Alexandra Schilz said...

Such a wonderful giveaway! I read your blog for a few years now. I love everything about it, especially all these beautiful photos.
I hope that there's a chance for me to win, I live in germany.
schirmchen77@hotmail.com
Alexandra

Amy said...

How lovely! I'm awash in veggie seeds, but flowers would be a welcome addition for this beginning gardener.

Carol B. said...

You are always so inspiring and encouraging. :-)

Happy Gardening to you.
Blessings,
Carol
carol@hfhco.com - or my blog
puretsimple.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Love the apron!

Cindy
ceoof6@comcast.net

SSparks said...

Your blog is very inspiring to me. It helps me see the potential in my own place. Thanks for sharing some of your favorite things.
Stephdsparks@gmail.com

Michelle Jolley said...

Such an awesome idea!! :) Love the apron and the idea of the journal is really awesome. Never thought of that before. I shared this on Facebook. My contact information is michelle4bible@gmail.com
My name is Michelle Jolley

Wendy Guidry said...

I'm new to reading your blog but love it thus far and would love to have a beautiful gardening apron like this; I always end up covered in dirt! I've never tried journaling in the garden. I usually just fly by the seat of my pants but have been wanting to try to learn to sketch what I plant so maybe I could use the journal for that. :-)
Thanks for much for such a great giveaway!
dwbjguidry@yahoo.com

Wendy Guidry said...

.. and I just shared your post on FB! :-)
dwbjguidry@yahoo.com or wguidry71@gmail.com

Carolyn said...

What a great give-away! I would love to plant some cutting flowers!

janet tanner said...

It is so lovely. Janet

janet tanner said...

It is such a lovely gift.

JeanaB said...

What a lovely giveaway. I am looking forward to getting my hands in the dirt soon! My boots and hat are ready, and the apron would be a great addition.
jeanaball10@comcast.net

Carolyn said...

What a great give-away! I would love to plant some cutting flowers.

Jennifer Highsmith said...

Fairview Farm,

I think I finally figured out how to post a comment on here!

Please enter me in your giveaway. Your gardening items could not come at a better time for me!!

I shared a giveaway link on my blogger page also!

Thank you so much!!

Jennifer Highsmith
jhighsmith@rocketmail.com

papastorwife said...

Have been following your blog for several months now. Love the photos! They remind me of times spent with my children. Now we're in the grandparent phase & looking forward to doing the same things with the grandsons. I've never posted anything before, but your lovely gift is too tempting. So, here it is...MY 1ST POST!
reiglesbflori@comcast.net

Jennifer Highsmith said...

One more try!

Please enter me in your giveaway and if I win please let me know at:

jhighsmith@rocketmail.com

Thank you!!

Jennifer Highsmith

papastorwife said...

Have been following your blog for several months now. I love the pictures! Reminds me of times spent with our children. Now looking forward to doing some of the same things with the grandsons. I've never posted anything before, but your lovely gift is too tempting. So, here it is...MY 1ST POST!
reiglesbflori@comcast.net

Terrie C. said...

What a great idea and a beautiful assortment of flowers. Starting to get my vegetable garden cleaned up and planted. My contact info tcammack9@gmail.com

GeorgiaHoneyBee said...

You are so talented!! I struggle with staying clean while gardening... I live in Georgia and the clay is red, and stains everything. Oh well - it is still fun to play in the dirt! My contact info is rebekahulsaker@comcast.net.

Anonymous said...

Lovely items for a brand new season

Sea Shells said...

What a lovely thought! I especially like the idea of your own hollyhock seeds. I grew up in Iowa and we used to see them quite a bit. I would love to see you blog about how you use your garden journal. I've been thinking about it but want it to be a useful tool and not just one more thing to do. Thank-you for including me in your drawing - Karla
seashells77@gmail.com

Ironstone and Pine said...

Hi Julia! I think i have told you before how beautiful your home and property is, i just love reading about your garden and seeing the bounty you grow! Can't wait to see how the new "old" truck display looks with all those gorgeous zinnias on it!! would love to be in on the giveaway too!!
devonpfeifercomcast.net

Patty said...

I love aprons! and journals! and flowers! ---a perfect combination!

Kristina Swain said...

what a great giveaway, I cannot wait till gardening in NJ started little things but waiting till Mothers day

Unknown said...

Dear Julia,
You have been a favorite of mine over the years.
Your blissfully content and grateful heart have been a navigational guide.
Thank you.
Lynda
burkeout@comcast.net

Kristina Swain said...

Cannot wait to start in NJ what a great giveaway. So sweet of you!!

Patty said...

I shared your giveaway on Pinterest.

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

I would be styling in my garden with that apron...Lovely!! Those are some of my fav flower seeds , too!! I journal about plantings and how they do, also. What a great give away.

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

I follow you by email and forward to some friends and my daughters.

lori said...

I found your blog through A Lettered Cottage. I think I will feel very at home here since I live on a farm too and love it!
lissilulu@gmail.com

Sonja said...

Inspiring me to plant something this weekend
sonjaoeg@gmail.com

MissAmyLou said...

I've enjoyed your "Blissfully Content/Fairview Farm" for about 3 years now. I am a former home schooling mom and a retired 1st grade teacher for 3 years. Your peaceful and serene posts were just what I needed to get me through to retirement at the end of 2012. I now work as a 4K paraprofessional in the same district. Home schooling has always been my heart. Our dream is to someday move back to the country again. Until then, we garden in our backyard. I would LOVE an apron like the one in your giveaway! Thank you for being such a blessing to other young mamas. From one Wisconsin garden lovin' gramma. missamylou2u@hotmail.com

Barbara said...

I've never used a gardening apron. It makes so much sense to keep your small tools right at hand. Thanks for the contest.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Julia - I am always blessed by your gracious words! The giveaway is lovely - and here in PA we gardeners are just starting to get some dirt under our nails - haha :) Thanks so much! Becky abcjones@comcast.net

Carla said...

Love the fabric! It sure would look good while I garden

Unknown said...

Cute and handy idea with the apron! Can't wait to plant here but will still be awhile. Hope we get those seeds for the bees! Looking forward to your garden photos!
Patty

harknessangels said...

This is exactly what I need for my garden. I was thinking the other day about how my grandmother always wore an apron when she tended her flowers. Thanks so much for the chance.

harknessangels@gmail.com

f. lane said...

the fabric is beautiful, and your timing is perfect - would love to win your giveaway. won't be able to plant much for a bit here in NE ohio, but i'm looking forward to just getting all the cleaning up and organizing and fertilizing done this weekend. i do enjoy your blog, especially the cow and calf photos of late. best wishes for good weather this year, and healthy animals and crops and family.

Ngo Family Farm said...

So beautiful!! Thanks for your generosity.
-Jaime
Ngofamilyfarm (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet!! What a great idea for my garden. Thank you for a chance to win!! -Dawn

Amy said...

What a fun giveaway for this time of year ~ the garden is calling my name right now! Thanks so much at a chance at winning your lovely gifts. Amy M.
amymurillo@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Julia,

I love your website and enjoy your posts about gardening, cooking, and sewing. I come from a cattle ranch, so I appreciate your lifestyle.

Theresa
tvriz@yahoo.com

LearningOne said...

I am delighted to have found your blog. I wish I could serve you some Darjeeling tea in a vintage teapot I bought recently. Winning an apron from you would be wonderful. Here's hoping!

Ericka said...

Thanks so much for a great giveaway! Love getting out in the garden.
erickadanielle.tx@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for such a fun giveaway!
I'm itching to get out and start planting!
Michelle
michelle86bowman@gmail.com

Teresa @ Simply Farmhouse said...

What a kind heart you have, blessings.
simplyfarmhouse@gmail.com

Shirley Elliott said...

Read your blog with my morning coffee and always enjoy your photos. What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. (shirparks@gmail.com)

Gumbo Lily said...

Sweet apron! The seeds and journal are nifty too. I'm itchin' to start gardening....when it warms up a little more.

gumbolily62@gmail.com

Dakota Hurley said...

This is my first year of planting some cutting flowers! I'm excited to fresh bouquets for my own table and to share! The apron is beautiful!
Dakotarodgers10@gmail.com

Alexandra said...

Oh, I just saw that it's "*Open to US residents only" :(

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