Monday, August 17, 2009

A Little Blog Love Back Atcha...

It occurred to me the other day as I was blog hopping....

It's been the longest time since I've had a giveaway. :)

Sometimes life just gets in the way...the painting and sculpting, the commissions and shows and auctions, the email and errands, the cooking and cleaning. Craziness around here on a daily basis...

So I'm here to remedy that with this humble little trinket box. It's just 3" x 3" x 3", but perfect for a few teabags or maybe some catnip....or rings, or paperclips, or whatever tiny treasures you may want to keep in it.

I love the tiny mice running around the edge, and the little message inside. They make me smile. :)

All you have to do is leave a comment here about something that makes you smile, and you'll be entered in the drawing. If you follow my blog, you'll be entered twice. And if you have a blog and give this little giveaway a mention, I'll make it three times. :)

And if you don't have a blog which links to your post, be sure to leave me your email so I have a way to get in touch with you.:)

Names will be tossed in the hat one week from today (Monday, August 24th) at 9PM eastern, and I'll announce the winner. (Oh, and I'm fine with international entries!)

Thanks for playing!
♥ Carolee

145 comments:

NeeNee said...

My four kitties make me smile. Every day, several times a day. I have one tuxedo who's face is black, except for a little white chin. Your black cats make me think of her.

jgallo1[at]sc.rr.com

NeeNee said...

I follow your blog, too.
jgallo1[at]sc.rr.com

Allegro Melody said...

Your black kitty box reminds us of our own cat Lucy - and certainly elicited a smile! Very nice work.

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Okay, I am thinking about what makes me smile... well, I know one thing for sure - your work is pretty high on that list!

I could use this kitty cat trinket box - wink, wink, nudge, nudge... Ashes would love to keep catnip in it :)

Lori

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Oh, my!!! What a lovely treat!

I"m off to post on my blog so I can have another chance! LOL

Sonia ;) said...

Carolee...

1. What makes me smile..Is how people you never have met, but have a common interest with can make you SMILE. How looking at their art, reading their posts. Receiving posts with encouragement, and giving the same can make Everyone Smile. So that is what makes me smile.

2. I am and always have been a follower.

3. I posted a link to this giveaway on my blog.

Im all set...yay!!!

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Nora Blansett said...

My crazy chihuahuas always make me smile... especially the one that's learned to pee while standing on one foot because she's too prissy to touch the ground! :D

Nancy Hunt-Bartek said...

What makes me smile is seeing my 10 month old granddaughter get so much enjoyment from my own cats. I'd love to win the box for her as a keepsake for her first birthday which is 9/29/09
fondly, Nancy

yoborobo said...

Someone in this crazy house always makes me smile: DH, kids, dogs, cats. They take turns. :)

yoborobo said...

And now I'm following your blog! Yay!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

He's adorable! I love the little mice running on the side. :) You are right - it's the purr-fect size to keep some delicious tea bags in!

Kathy said...

Oh my. What a lovely, wonderful kitty box! Love them little miceys too! - Kathy in Chicago

Barbara on Camano Island said...

Your work in my home makes me smile every day. Your artistic kitties remind me so much of my own kitties and their crazy antics. And you have totally recreated the likenesses of my 3 cats and my dog in the tea chest and garden sign. I'm so happy to have met you through ebay. Perhaps one day it will be in person. Meanwhile I am so lucky to have these pieces to enjoy. Barbara on Camano

annie2006 said...

such a beautiful box.
my 3 kids r the main smile-creators in my house! they are always doing something funny or comical :)
im also a follower and have added a link to your giveaway on my blog :)

Michelle Eaton said...

How lovely! Please put my name in the draw :)

Janine said...

Hi Carolee, a lot of things make me smile, the children I work with, my cats and your sweet and lovely artwork.
So please count me in twice
Have a nice day
Janine

Mundo Mundaca said...

When I see my small Theo jumping done a madman behind a paper ball or any cat is of toy or in their beautiful paintings that makes to smile.
And if I have the luck to win your beautiful present then I will smile much more.

xoxo
yasmin

Cre8Tiva said...

your paintings make me smile always...i will post today...hugs, rebecca

Cordelia said...

I just love your artwork and hope I am lucky enough to be the winner of this cute trinket box!

Shirra said...

My silly kids make me smile, my cat, Stanky, makes me smile, and the fact that I've had my garden for 2 full summers and I haven't killed all the plants makes me smile!

Stacey said...

Gosh... I have so much that makes me smile! I will say that yesterdays visit with Pamof Soft in the Head made us both smile from head to toe! nuthin' better than that!

Shirra said...

I'm following and I linked! Yay! More chances!

vintagepaletteart said...

Oh throw me in Carolee! I follow you and will mention it on my blog too! How adorable!!!

What makes me smile? Need you ask.....my little granddaughter Jadyn. Not a day goes by that she doesn't bring a smile to my face, in fact, I already did this morning!

Hugs, Lori

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Fall, Black Cats, Halloween and the full moon make me smile Carolee!

I'm off to post your give-away on my blog too!

Enchanted Blessings,
Joycee

Kathi said...

what a great little box. Love the eyes on the cat. Reminds me of my beloved Bubba boy who crossed the rainbow bridge 4 years ago.

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

My little 7 month old Grandson makes me smile, He's so happy and always laughing :)..
And..like Lori Said, Your work always makes me smile to!..Off to post on my blog!
Hugs,
Candy

Johanna Parker said...

Your art makes me smile Carolee!... What a sweet piece, and thank you for sharing it with one very lucky winner :)

~ Johanna

Susan said...

What makes me smile??? Reading your blogs...I love them. Makes me feel like a friend of yours.

Susan said...

What makes me smile??? Reading your blogs...I love them. Makes me feel like a friend of yours.

Moriah said...

Oh my gosh! This box looks like my Jinxie! I have a black cat that is just the center of my universe! Please toss my name in the hat and i love your blog!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

BEAUTIFUL box, Carolee!! Hope our Spot grows up to be so pretty (she's teeny tiny all black, golden eyes and one tiny white spot on her chest)

sassypackrat said...

Love the Kitty box! Looks like my black cat Binks. What makes me smile is the way Binks accepts my Chihuahua as another cat. He licks her head and cleans her ears.
sassypackrat@hotmail.com

sassypackrat said...

I'm following your blog now too. Your artwork is lovely!
sassypackrat@hotmail.com

SeaRune said...

What makes me smile is the smell of an autumn morning. :) Love your blog! Off to post this give-away on my blog. Good luck to you all!

Gourdqueen said...

My grandson makes me smile and Halloween! I love Halloween and really need your little black cat box!
I already follow your blog and I will but your giveaway on my blog.
Linda

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Walking through my studio door every morning and seeing the white faces of unpainted misfit characters lining my desk...oh the possibilities.

Also imagining that I won your giveaway really makes me smile :}

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Well, for starters, your artwork has been making me smile for a long time now. A sign that says there is no place like home hanging by my front door makes me smile....and we know who painted it. My black cat, Pixie makes me smile and often laugh out loud with her antics. There is something in every season that makes me smile, and just the word Halloween brings a smile to my face. I could go on and on, but I will stop here.
♥, Susan

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

What a wonderful blog and super giveaway! I'm glad I was directed your way!
Seeing all the beautiful and creative art listed on blogs makes me smile....DAILY!!
I'll make sure to post a link on my blog for you. Have fun with your giveaway!
Darla

Miss Holly said...

Well, as usual you have created something so original. Does it come with a mouse inside???
Your work & personality makes me smile! So does my deep sea diver!

Nicola said...

What makes me smile..Is how my cat always wants to be on my lap WHENEVER I'm busy...lol lil devil!
Nicola xx

Nicola said...

Ooh and I just joined as a blog follower :)

Sam I Am said...

awwwww... what a sweet offering Carolee!!!! :)
One thing that makes me smile..is my kitty..Tippy :)
he would love this box for his treats :)
xoxoxoxox
sam

Leah's Art Magic said...

Oooo! Beautiful box!
What makes me smile? Helping other people. I love to help out someone and see that big beautiful smile from them. Well....also your paintings make me smile and your blog!

Rhomany said...

Coming across an awesome art place like this makes me smile (I came here via Darla's blog). I love your work, it's amazing.

Caroline said...

My hubby always makes me smile and laugh every day! ☺

lacydolls said...

Your black cat box reminds me of my cat, Sabas, who sadly is no longer with me. Love your artwork.

lacydolls

Tamara Dozier said...

Those beautiful eyes are what made me smile.

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

The monkey-cat make me smile everyday!
I follow too Carolee!

Great little giveaway!
Laurie

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Of course, Carolee, I'd love to win anything created by you! Please sign me up...I'll post this on my blog today, too!
Nancy

Jenny Carter said...

Oh I just adore this kitty box. I love your work.

snippetgirl said...

SOOOO purrfectly wonderful!!! What a treasure. The SnipPet Girl aka Crazy Cat Lady would love to be the proud owner of this lovely box :).
You know i adore your work, and you inspire me to be a better artist every day!!
Thank you for hosting such a special giveaway.
Purrs, Carrie

Heather said...

Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree makes me smile. I read it every year on Halloween, while drinking a nice steaming cup of hot caramel apple cider!

I have a blog:
http://littlebearries.blogspot.com/

I follow this blog (and LOVE it!)

and I linked to this post in my blog... I don't have many followers... but hopefully they'll swing by to take a look!

Renee said...

Gorgeous Carolee. My grandchild telling me today that she is going camping made me happy.

'I'm going camping.' is the longest sentence Josephine has said yet.

xooxo

Love Renee

Designs By CK said...

FUN kitty box giveaway Carolee! :-)

Chris

Designs By CK said...

Oopsie...what makes me smile...EHAG artisan art & Halloween! '-))

mE

glimmerwitch said...

My kitties make me smile. Creating and writing in my blog and journal make me smile. Life makes me smile

Ardoria Studios said...

My hubby, son and two kitties make me smile everyday.
I posted a link on my blog and I am a follower too.

Melissa E.

Kim Baxley said...

My 5 dogs make me smile, as well as all things creepy and spooky! Can't wait for halloween (not that I don't already celebrate halloween everyday! ;)

dkvision@mindspring.com


sorry do not have a blog that I keep current at the present time.

Marie S said...

Thank you for doing this. I have a black cat and I love this box.
This makes me smile!

sUz said...

hi caRoLee! This seems superficial after reading everyone else's comments but there's nothing like a piece of chocolate to make this girl smile :)
sUz :)

The Painted Pear Basket said...

of course I would love my name in the hat! It is adorable as all your items!
Terrye

audrey said...

Hi Carolee.
What a sweet little box for your giveaway.
I am now one of your followers, I have posted a link about your giveaway on my Blog, and I am about to tell you something that makes me smile. The thought of Fall and all its joys ~ crisp air, pumpkins, spice smells, Halloween, colorful leaves, and knowing that Thanksgiving and Christmas are very near.
Your Blog is wonderful and your art is stunning. I know I will enjoy my future visits.

Kelli Bear Haven said...

Something that makes me smile is my children and anything Halloweenish. Many Blessings to you.

kelli_loves_sharks@yahoo.com

Theresa N. said...

My granddaughter always makes me smile.
Theresa N
weceno(At)yahoo(dot)com

Anita said...

What makes me smile? My cats, every lovely one of them (and the black cat on the box looks like my Theo, who died last year). Watching the birds eat from the plethora of feeders in the side yard while I have my morning tea. The squirrels hanging upside down to eat from those same feeders. My brown and white goat, Jesse, when he comes up to eat from my hand and be petted. William the sheep, when he does the same . . .

Not a follower yet, but I will be as soon as I post this. And I'll link from my blog, too!

Miss Gina Designs said...

Wow! What a giveaway! Love the box and hope I win! Ha! Things that make me smile...watching my oldest son's excitment as he made the high school golf team as a freshman...watching my youngest son play in too-many-to-count travel baseball tournaments...listening to my husband tell about the crazy things he sees during his work day. :-)

Will also include this on my blog.

DEB said...

Your "eek" made me smile! I love surprises!

Bonnie said...

Seeing your pretty box makes me smile and getting back into creating Halloween makes me smile. Will put this on my blog.
Bonnie

julietk said...

A charming box with a giggle inside :-) Juliet

Iva Wilcox of Iva's Creations said...

Oh I love your paintings Carolee and I'd the gorgeous cat's face sitting on my dresser filled with my Halloween trinkets! So pick me, pick me!

Codys Keepsakes said...

wow I love give aways(thinking of doing one on my blog soon) my daughter always makes me smile...she's a goofball and my lil chihuahua "diego". I am a follower already. and Im going right now to post a link on my blog.
good luck everyone
KatHrEn

Codys Keepsakes said...

wow I love give aways(thinking of having one on my blog soon)my daughter always makes me laugh, she's a goofball and my chihuahua "diego". I already am a follower and I am going right now to post a link on my blog.
good luck everyone
KatHrEn

Michele Lynch Art said...

Beautiful box!! Love your work! The other thing that makes me smile is new art supplies!!

Marsha said...

OMG, what an absolutely FAB giveaway. I love the EEK inside the box!!

I thought I was a follower but obviously I wasn't so I am NOW! I've visited your site many times before but through out blogs.

Hmmm, what makes me smile, Halloween! I love all things Halloween!!

~Tonya said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Love the trinket box and I love kitties!

I am following and I will post this to my blog. Your handpainting is outstanding.

My children make me smile every single day....they make me happy.

Blessings,
~Tonya

Sarah said...

Oh my how did I miss your blog!!! Wow...love your artwork!! I am a Halloween artist too!! Please add me to your lovely giveaway and I am following you now too!!
Sarah

Sarah said...

Oh..oop I was so excited I forgot to leave what makes me smile!! Fall coming makes me smile! Can hardly wait!

Nikkormat said...

hmmmm...something that makes me smile is my kitty Stewy of course!!

Saucy Chick Sherry said...

I just found your blog and I am in love with your whimsy and artistry. I smile when I enjoy my mouse collections that I have since forever. Of course I would love to add your beautiful box to my collections. My fur-child Sasha makes me smile with her kitty hautiness.

Judith said...

My kitty makes me smile! LOL and I noticed that there are tons of people responding that feel the same.... kitty lovers unite! GIGGLE

honor_and_obey said...

Carolee, I just came in from Facebook to see the wonderful gift that you are giving. What makes me smile is my child, my miracle child that I have been blessed with.He is the light of my entire life. I smile because I sculpt and am a fellow artist! I smile too, because I am a witch and teaching the ways of the Earth to my son, who is so willing to learn it all. Samhain (Halloween) IS the BEST holiday ever and I always look forward to it every year, so it makes me smile also.
Thanks for the opportunity to win your fantastic art!
~Heather Leigh~ (from facebook where I am adding a line to pass this on since I don't have a blog and will twitter it too even tho I know it doesn't count as extra entries but instead I would love to spread the love on your art anyhow)

Anonymous said...

Hi...I follow! its great! Cher
hilly77@comcast.net

America Alcala said...

Carolee, your work is wonderful! I have just come upon it by looking at Audrey's blog http://The Magic, Miracles and Joy of an Artist.com
I love the cat's eyes, you have great attention to detail!
Okay now, I will tell you what makes me smile, when I look at my paintings and see that they are so bright and colorful and finished, they just make me happy!

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

What makes me smile is this lovely trinket box. The kitty looks like the one I had growing up. I named him Tashi. He was a sweetie!

Hugs,
Teresa

BlueRose Dragon said...

Ok, so as hard as i try i can not get my blog to work with the photo!
But I do have it on my blog.
I also follow you in Google Reader!

Anyway i adore the little box, it reminds me of my Cat "Mystic Slinky" she loves to sit on the narrow rail of the gazebo with her long tail wrapped around a post. I know she is thinking "if i fall my tail will save me"! Not!

After reading all the post I am sure the little box will find a loving home!

Carmen said...

What a beautiful box. The pussy cat looks just like my old cat Rocky - I miss him :(

I'm going to link to you in the sidebar of my blog thank you for the chance to win :)

Sherry Byrum said...

Humble? All of your art is gorgeous!

Swapping Howdies said...

So -- what makes me smile? It's usually the little things. Let's take today... Spontanously I bought a bottle of soap bubbles and had so much fun in the garden in the evening, blowing bubbles into the sky. That really made me smile! :)

Thanks for the chance to win one of your wonderful boxes. :)

Happy creating and lots of greetings from Munich,
Birgit
swappinghowdies@yahoo.de

PS: I used to follow your blog, but cancelled the subscription. I found that I visit your blog more often just clicking on the bookmark. :) So I am a follower, but not in the regular way. ;)

catss99 said...

My kitty makes me smile, even though she doesn't catch mice:)
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

catss99 said...

i follow the blog!
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

nikkisnoveltygifts said...

My baby boy makes me smile when he stands on tiptoes to see over the side of his cot first thing on a morning and I can see him eyes smiling at me waiting for his cuddles :)Fab blog btw

joanne May said...

Hi Carolee,
Beautiful cat box and I love the running mice around the edge too!:)
My cat is into clockwork mice at the moment he has destroyed five so far. He makes me smile when he throws the mouse up into the air and taps it with his paw to see if it will move!:)
I will put you on my blog list. Hope that is ok?
See you soon Jo.x

Audrey said...

What a beautiful box!! What makes me smile? I drive a school bus, and watching the kindergarten children run to the bus every morning excited about going to school makes me smile!
Only 2 more weeks till it all starts again.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love the cat! What a lovely box. Please enter me.

Irma :)

Marie Antionette said...

Hello,This is the first time to visit your blog.I love it.This beautiful box put a smile on my face.I really do love it.XXOO Marie Antionette

Tammie Lee said...

This is such a wonderful box, I love the mice too! I have never seen your art before and it is charmingly fun! I will now go and follow your blog so that I can keep peaking in on your world. Take care,
Tammie
spirithelpers

Lelia said...

Very very cute! Love it : )

I put a post here:

Stitches of Life II

What makes me smile? watching our two cats take over the bread baskets on the dining room table We no longer keep bread in our baskets --- the cats have taken over

leliaevelyn (at) gmail (dot) com

sew.annie said...

My 14 year old cat named Itty Bitty, thats not very itty bitty, he truley makes me smile.

KristenJ from ebay said...

Seeing my dogs' tails wag when I come home.

Musings of a Sea Witch said...

My granddaughter dressed in the costuems I make and send to her make me smile. So do these wonderful blogs. Sea Witch

Clemmie Nightingale said...

This seems to be a real kitty cat crowd... So I'll add my own fur-kids to the list -Lucky Charm, Tiger Bill, and Carmie Jo.(Jo for Jo Rowling- Harry Potter makes me smile too!) Also, all your charming art always brings a smile to my face- especially if it has a kitty! ...and one more thing (non-kitty) watching Dr. Who, which has finally made it to BBC America!

Halloween Fanatic said...

HEY HEY HEY WHAT A COOL LITTLE BOX, I told you I was coming to sign up and heading over to Halloween Fanatic to blog about it, so please throw me in three times!
My three little ones make me smile everyday!! I cannot wait for everyone to see them in their new Halloween costumes!~Robert

Jorge de Rojas said...

Here kitty, kitty! trying to make it come my way. Count me in Carolee your "Witching Hour Clock" always makes me smile.

Homespun Heart Primitives said...

Family and friends make me smile. Love the black cat trinket box!

Jax said...

Gotta go for the max here for entries because this kitty really needs to come to my house! http://jaxsbeads.blogspot.com/2009/08/blog-linky-love-giveaway.html Heres the link to my blog post! Thank you so much for a chance to win this wonderful piece. Your work is always amazing!

readingsully2 said...

What a lovely box and I am a big cat lover. I have four of my own. I signed up to follow your blog. I would love to be entered in your drawing.

Michelle said...

My students continue to make me smile on a daily basis (preschoolers with special needs). These kids are as dear to me as my own five... :)


And yes, I follow & enjoy your blog too. Have a lovely weekend!

Michelle said...

My preschool students (with & without special needs) make me smile on a daily basis! :)

They are as dear to me as my own five!

SisterBrendy said...

We bloggers must be feeling a "little needy", as we're all clamoring for your giveaway! I love your blog and just signed on as a follower...you're only the second blogger that has earned such status! And I LOVE Halloween! So, why, I have to wonder, have I never felt the need to add a cat to my list of loves? But the cat on the box tugged at my heartstrings and made me smile this a.m., so I'm happy that your kitty started my day off with a smile, even though I didn't give you a story to smile about! I'll try to figure out how to leave your giveaway note on my blog....I'm very new to this...
•*´¯`*•.¸ SisterBrendy ¸.•*´¯`*•

Southwood Creations said...

Seeing that I've completed a piece of artwork makes me smile and knowing that others enjoy seeing it makes my smile even bigger. It's that feeling of accomplishment when you've challenged yourself on a project and then succeeded. Just found your blog last night and joined up to follow you. Your work is amazingly beautiful. Where have I been hiding? Oh, probably in my studio! LOL I'm off to post a link on my blog for you!

Joan said...

The biggest thing that makes me smile in the last few weeks is my brand new grandson, Alex. My first and probably my only grandchild. I never knew how wonderful it would be to be a Grandma.

Joan Robertson
jdnrob@roadrunner.com

T.N Colna said...

Bats flying around at night and the laughter of my children make me smile.

Just added you and will be posting it on my enchanted oddities blog.

Enchanted Blessings ~ Tara

Michele said...

Having a roof over my head, food in my belly and being blessed by a loving family and true friends makes me smile! Knowing how fortunate I am keeps me grinning on a daily basis! ~.~
I'd really be smiling should I be fortunate to win your awesome giveaway! Good Luck to ALL.

mrwhitney@verizon.net

Ronna said...

My kids always make me smile. I'm getting very excited to carve pumpkins with them and hang our witch silouettes in the front window of our house for halloween! I'm also excited about this give away:) I'm also going to post on my blog to increase my chances!
Beautiful kitty cat:)

pearlavenuestudios said...

I see that everyone wants a new kitty! My 2 grandsons not only make me smile they make me belly laugh! and as I read the posts, it made me smile at how many of your followers have a kitty of their own that make them smile. I follow, (another smile, I always told my kids not to be a follower)! Look how many followers you got to smile?

Myra said...

Your work is gorgeous and I love Halloween! My pets make me smile. I would love a chance to win this box in your drawing.

Trudy Neill said...

Hi...I smile while watching my turkeys run /waddle to get out of their pen and head for my heirloom tomatoe patch. Once they get there...my oh my....you should see the great upheavel of throwing tomoatoes up into the air and juice dripping out of their beaks.!!Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks! Trudy Neill of Windemere Farm (deill@lightbound.com)

singtatter said...

I get so made when my children fight and quarrel, but looking at them sleeping soundly make me smile.

Thanks for the giveaway. I love cats.

to Autumn Light Designs said...

Many things make me smile! My old black kitty, Luna, not doing too well these days (she's 18) but still needs to come and have mama time each day.

Love your art!

RabbitHollowPrims said...

Hmmn things that make me smile are my kids comments. Like today my 4 yr old said come and see what I look like in the mirror. I said I know what you look like I can see you everyday. He said but you don't know what I look like in a mirror, too funny. Please enter my name. I will follow your blog and post this giveaway to my blog also.

Annie Hooten said...

All the beauty in art makes me smile. Artists that create beauty make me smile. Teaching a beginner and seeing their smile as they begin their creative journey makes me smile.

Tamara C said...

Well, I wasn't going to try for this because I know that as soon as I see your amazing work in person, I'm going to NEED another piece. And once you have TWO of something, you may as well make it THREE and a COLLECTION! And from there...well, it just never stops! Heh Heh!

But my four furry children (cats) insisted that this would be the perfect box in which to store some of thier yum yum treats. And since thier fuzzy little hearts and paws are what truly makes me happy, I have to do it! :)

Hugs, Tamara - who does follow you (and drools over your work!) and is going to post about you on her blog right now. Because even if I don't win, others should know about your work! :)

cream_city_chick-A-DEE said...

The twinkle in the kitty's eye reminds me of my own Phoebe's twinkle. Sadly tho, I had to give her up for adoption almost 10 years ago, because it was just too difficult to move with her cross-country from WI to TN (& because she wasn't pleased that my future husband had entered our lives). She did find a good home though & I'm sure she's happy.

Oh, so I don't forget, I follow your blog, too! :-)

Susan (sooz53223@aol.com)

prim country farms said...

Things that make me smile are my two granddaughters. I love watching them and listening to their silly little stories. They have great imaginations. And the best of all when they hug me and tell me they love me.
I am following you now and I will add you to my blog list and put your giveaway in my blog.
Prim Blessings Chris

Lunaea said...

Wowee, you're going to have a lot of names in that hat, Carolee! :-) One of the things that always makes me smile is coming up to my front door and seeing the beautiful Lunadoon house blessing sign you made for me. I truly feel the magic that makes a house a Home. Thank you for all you do!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh I love this cat box.it would fit in so nicely with all of my other cat memrobillia...and of course my 7 kittys...you did a fantastic job on this..you captured the kitty so nicely...:) pick me..:)

Bear Chick said...

Halloween tchotke's are out already and the black cats make me smile. Either The Husband or I will say, "There's Watson", our black cat. It's his time of year!

Bear Chick said...

Also, just signed up to follow your blog. It's great!

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

Love your art, your blog, your smiles! What makes me smile is my car girls. They are just so cute!

Ang said...

My sweet kitty when he rolls around on his back so I can rub his back and call him my handsome kitty. He's so darn cute! :)

And of course, your artwork. It is beautiful.

Traci Paynter said...

Love your blog - and your artwork!
Let's see, what makes me smile...well, this always bring a smile to my face and warms my heart and soul - I'll try to make it short! I was a 'tom-boy' as a girl growing up, didn't like girlie things till about 20! Got married and had children. My 2nd, a little girl, was truely God-made, because she is nothing like me! She is as girlie girl, pink, lace and ruffles, mommy/baby dolls - the whole bit. Well, I have no idea what to do when she breaks out her Barbie's! I try to get her to play baseball with me but no way! So, what do I hear down the hall in a high pitch voice is my husband, who's as manly as a man can be - gruffy and 'car-dirty', playing Barbie's with her - helping her change their clothes and 'go to the mall'! He'll do it until his little girl says so, without complaint - and that's what makes me smile, the love my hubby has for his little girl!!!

Valerie said...

Wow, Carolee, hope I'm not too late in entering your giveaway. The kitty box is really sweet! These little hoardings (one of those things that inspire me--please check out my blog for the details) make me smile.

val at valspassions.blogspot.com

jann said...

Everyday... my family, non human as well as human. My friends too.your work. Life makes me smile. It feels so good to laugh...Thank you for your inspiration!

GeorgiaPeachez said...

I smile everyday when I come downstairs and see the "Welcome" sign with my little fox terrier on it that you painted just for me! xo, suzy

Debra said...

My basset Hound Molly makes me smile! her love is priceless!

Kai said...

Oh, THANK YOU to Anita at TAKE JOY for sending me here! CATS (as Anita well knows) make ME smile! And your box is ENCHANTING! But your BLOG is awesome & THAT'S what I'm going to thank Anita for! I will add you to my blog list if that's okay! And I'll be back to visit!

The Pink Tulip said...

What makes me smile is thinking agout going to the Ghoultide Gathering, and seeing more of your creations!

peggy gatto said...

Your boxes are beautifully crafted!!!
I would love a chance!

barbara burkard said...

such a sweet offering!!! you are sooooo very talented! love sneaking over for an eye-candy treat!!!
hugz

miz katie said...

Your artwork makes me smile. aw! And, thinking about this generous giveaway makes me smile even wider. :)

Angela Hoffmann said...

WEll goodness i am squeaking in just in time to enter....
hmm what makes me smile..well for oe discovering your blog yesteday made me smile, friends of facebook make me smile, the sweet breath of my little boys and their little voices telling me i am the best mom...my hubby squeazing me and telling me that he loves me...my pug that drags his hind legs in an army crawl just to get my attention... new friends, re-meeting old ones..and those ones that are there all the time that make every day a bit better just by saying hi! it is the little things in life that brings a huge smile to my face...

Cornerstoregoddess said...

Think I missed the deadline but your paintings make me smile. So do my kids, my birds, my vats, my dogs, the hawk that swoops past, the tomatoes growing on the vine...

Hope your pasta was yummy.

Cornerstoregoddess said...

(And yes, I follow your blog.) Of course!!

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Seeing pictures of my first great-grandchild, Zoey, always makes me smile!!!

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Seeing pictures of my first great-grandchild, Zoey, always makes me smile.