300 Followers Giveaway

Well, it seems there are 300 of you out there that are crazy enough to follow me. To celebrate, I'm having a giveaway! Thank you for sticking with me through all the drama over the last few months! Whether you love me or hate me, it's my turn to give back to you. During my last trip to Anthropologie, I picked up the Penny Candy Posts in the photo above. They are my favorite color, green, and I think they would be a perfect compliment to any girls Fall wardrobe. So, here's how to enter the giveaway to win these earrings.
You get an entry for doing each one of the following:

1. Comment below that you are a follower.

2. Blog about this contest and comment below that you have done so.

3. Answer this question in the comments below: Do you think happiness consist of pleasing yourself or pleasing others? I'm just curious to see what the majority of people believe. Let's try to keep the answers nice and fluffy please. Don't make me break out my moderation whip during a giveaway.

** Make sure you leave your email address/contact info, so I can contact you if you win. If there is no contact info, it will not be counted as a entry! International entries welcomed!
All entries must be received by Midnight EST on Sunday, October 9, 2011. A winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) and will be announced on Monday, October 10, 2011. If the winner doesn't contact me within two days of the announcement, I will choose another. Good Luck!!



  1. I'm your follower!
    Definitely happiness consist of Pleasing yourself,when we all did this, the world would be a much happier place for us.

  2. 1. I'm a longtime follower.
    3. I think that the secret to happiness goes beyond "pleasing yourself or pleasing others." It's a far more complicated question.

  3. Hi Bonnie! I am a follower and my fave color is also green. :)
    I think if you take care of yourself first, then you are more able to be there for others (which equals happiness for me). Thanks for doing this giveaway and congrats on 300 followers!


  4. 1. I am a follower.
    2. I published it on my blog (gdo-family(at)blopspot(dot)com
    3. Happiness is finding pleasure in the moment - happenstance. It could be pleasing others or pleasing yourself but it is short lived and goes away when the situation creating the happiness goes away. So, I say happiness consists of both. It is really joy that stays no matter the circumstances.... and that is for what I strive. I have been very unhappy and very happy and neither are permanent. I am always looking for joy.

    You can find me at sjarwin@mac.com!

  5. I am a follower!


  6. "Do you think happiness consist of pleasing yourself or pleasing others?"

    I think it consists of both. It makes me happy when I can make my husband, family, or friends happy. I don't thin you should never do anything to make yourself happy too, though. There is a balance, I think.


  7. I don't have a blog anymore, so I can't enter the contest, but I still wanted to answer your question because it's a good one.

    For me, happiness involves pleasing both myself and others. Few things make me feel more fulfilled than seeing the people I happy. My career also centers on serving others and helping them through their problems, so I consider giving to be at the core of my nature. That said, I don't, can't, and won't live my life for other people. I'm willing to make many sacrifices, but I won't compromise on things that jeopardize my self-respect, emotional needs, or overall well-being. Compromising too much and giving more than I am capable of giving leads to nothing but resentment and burnout. I also know that I'm the only one who is responsible for my own happiness. Likewise, my loved ones are responsible for their own happiness. I can offer love, respect, and consideration, but I can't give anyone's life meaning or take responsibility for their fulfillment (and vice versa). Expecting anyone to make me happy (or bearing the burden of someone else's happiness) is neither healthy nor a realistic expectation.

  8. Hi Bonnie! What a generous giveaway! I'm a follower! Happiness.....? I think it's as simple as if you are happy with yourself, then it translates to others being happy in your presence! Have a great Wednesday!

  9. I am a follower!

    3. Happiness can be both but you must have personal happiness to even consider pleasing others. Pleasing your children-seeing a look of delight in their eyes- can be pure happiness. I work with individuals who have both disabilities and mental illness-helping them do things that are enjoyable can give me happiness. However, this happiness wouldn't exist if I wasn't happy with my life. I enjoy my job, I love my life and the people in it (not all of the time of course, but on a whole).

  10. I've been a follower for several months now!
    I say happiness is neither; though it does involve both yourself and others. I don't think a person can be singularly happy without the support, love, and friendship of others. But I don't think our happiness is defined for us by other people. I think fulfilling and enriching relationships with ourselves and loved ones is the key to happiness; a general sense of humor about life; and a willingness to fall down, pick ourselves back up, and enjoy the small things as well as the big :)

  11. Following!

    lovealice22 at gmail dot com

  12. For me happiness is definitely about pleasing myself. I used to be so concerned with pleasing others but now I do what I want because it makes me happy. I don't do anything to make others unhappy but I think it's definitely important to do things for myself because I want to rather than because others want me to.

    lovealice22 at gmail dot com

  13. I've been a follower for some time now and really like the quotes in your posts.

    To me, happiness is a state of mind and it can come from pleasing yourself, pleasing others or just by changing your mind. :)

  14. 1) i am NOW a follower ( i've been reading this blog via google reader for some time)
    3) for me, it's a combination of both. i don't think i'd be really happy if a select few weren't pleased with what i was doing, but that's just me.

    denise.vita [at] gmail.com

  15. I'm a follower (use google reader most often). breannelynn28(at)gmail(dot)com

    I think happiness is a mix of pleasing yourself and pleasing others. It makes me so happy to do things for and with my family and friends, but I also know I have to take care of and make time for myself. It's all about a balancing act, I think.

  16. Longtime follower.

    I think that for me, happiness is a mix of pleasing others but not compromising myself either.

    tcostopoulos (at) hotmail (dot) come

  17. I'm a follower! janalyssa825 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    I think you have to please others sometimes to please yourself. Be true to yourself, but don't disregard others' joy.


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