A Haven for Vee

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

'Twas Four Years Ago

Four years ago? Really?  Yes, it is true; I began blogging four years ago on this very date. Time does sail on by doesn't it? You'll howl to see what I thought was blog-worthy on *that first post.*

I had no intention of paying homage to my blogiversary until I was contacted by the good people at *RamSign* who would love to give one of my readers a beautiful house number set. How could I say no? How timely! How wonderful!

This is what RamSign is offering: One house number sign (not name signs or address plaques). There are signs available from 1 digit and up to 5 digits and with five different styles: Metropolitan, Highlander, Arrowhead, Lighthouse or Engelhardt. Just check out a style that you would enjoy. (Don't mention a number as that will be settled when you win.)

What do you have to do to qualify? Nothing more than leave a comment here about which sign you would enjoy having. That's it. Feel free to comment about it on your blog just because you want to help me out, but it's not required. Feel free to follow me yadda...yadda...yadda, but it's not required. Let's keep it easy-peasy. Blogging as it should be.

feel free to snag (if you'd like) and link back to this post

This delightful giveaway is open to all readers wherever you may be. Shipping is free, courtesy of  RamSign.

A drawing will be held a week and one day from now—August 4, 2011. Comments will close at 7 p.m. on that date. A winner will be announced August 5, 2011.

Thank you for visiting. Create a fabulous day!

Comments are now closed. Thank you for your participation!

**Winner announced**


  1. Vee,
    Congratulations on 4 years. Time really flies in this blogging world.
    Have a great day.

  2. Happy 4th "A Haven for Vee" anniversary! Thank you, too, for sharing so many wonderful things with us.

    What neat signs and nice of RamSign to want to help you celebrate your blogging anniversary!

  3. Is it 4 years already??? How is that possible? Happy Anniversary, Vee - it has been a delight to get to know you and I can't wait to see where the next 4 years take us all! Ah, this Internet has provided us with so much more than we expected, hasn't it??!

  4. I've been admiring these signs for some time. I would love to win one...especially the Englehart.

    Congrats on your blogging anniversary. This coming December I'll be at it 4 years too!


  5. Hey Vee, I don't need any signs, (my husband says we have too many signs) but I wanted to say Happy Anniversary! It's nice to blog with you!

  6. Debbie, they make a wonderful gift!

  7. Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary. I sure am glad I found your blog..... I love you and your blog!
    The signs are great....

  8. Dear Vee, Congratulations on your 4th anniversary of blogging. I am so glad that we have met through this new 'world' and have really enjoyed your friendship! I hope we can meet in person someday! I love those signs in your anniversary draw. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Blessings, Pamela

  9. Congrats! Hey Vee, I was wondering, that red dresser/sideboard you have posted in yesterdays post, do you have any idea the name of the color? I have one similiar and it is country blue, I love that red though!! Blessings

  10. Congratulations, Dear One!!!

    But you know I do not enter, any blog give-aways, so... :-)

    But another round of a rousing CONGRATULATIONS! To Vee!

    Somehow though... Are you sure you have the year correctly? It seems as if we have been blogging pals, for longer than 4 years. You always at "The Haven" and I, in a couple of "blogging homes."







  11. You can easily check, Auntie. I don't know if it's a good thing to think that you've known me longer than you have. No, I have just considered that statement again and I don't think it's good. :D

  12. Congratulations!

    What a fun give away - I like the Highlander style!

    Now I am going to read your first post!


  13. Linda~

    I wish that I remembered. I thought I had noted it in my blog. You may be interested to see what it used to look like here:


  14. Congrats on your 4th Anniversary!
    I've only known you for 4 weeks, I think, but I'm so... glad I found you.
    I like the Arrowhead design.

  15. Good morning, Vee!
    Congrats on your blogging anniversary! I just love dropping in to see what you are up to--really brightens up my day!
    Throw my hat in for the Highlander--I really like the crisp black against the white background! Great giveaway!

  16. So...it's been almost four years since we met! And almost four years since I began blogging (I'll have to look that up). Congrats on four years of blogging. There's slways something of interest over at your haven!

    Great signs...great giveaway. I like the Lighthouse.

    Happy Blogaversary!

  17. Congrats Vee! Love the sign, great modern graphic with nostalgic flare.

  18. Congratulations, Vee! After commenting I'm off to read your first post.

    Have you found that thinking of fodder for your blog causes you to look at life differently?

    I prefer the Engelhardt style of house number, but really, they are all elegant.

  19. Lorrie~

    I think that I am more observant. Have always loved overhearing a conversation (not happy to confess this) and have often written snatches of them down in journals here and there because I find people and their conversations fascinating. I still find a snippet that I've written from time to time. The blog allows me to do that in one nice neat package. I also think a lot about what to share and what not to share. If it's not directly my story, I usually decide not to share. If it's overly depressing, I won't share. If it's common knowledge as in news of the day, I usually decline. (I could happily write a political blog and may one day.) If it tends to the humorous I enjoy sharing. I'm blessed to have a good sport in John who allows me to use him as a foil.

    Now tell me, since you've obviously given this some thought. Do you find that thinking of fodder for your blog causes you to look at life differently?

  20. Happy Blogaversary, I am a newbie to your blog, and a newbie to Blogland at just 4 1/2 months. This is a nice giveaway. xo,

  21. I like the Lighthouse Style.

    Happy Blogiversary! I must have "met" you soon after you began. I think it was just before you announced your marriage that I read and then after you married the "handyman" I was totally hooked.
    So very glad I found your corner of the blogosphere!

  22. Re: your last post

    Did you see this?


    Brat bans are spreading!

    "The no-kids-allowed movement is spreading."

    I think they need a different *sign* though. Not just a ban on carriages. A ban on BRATS.

  23. Four years? So it is possible! Congratulations. :)

    Thanks for to you and RamSign for the giveaway... I think I'd have to go with Engelhardt since we are about to paint the house and we still are not set on colors... I think this would be safest. I'd love to win.. these are beautiful signs! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

  24. Vee,
    Congratulations to you on 4 years of blogging. RamSign had good timing on offering this giveaway and how nice of you to host it. I've checked out the different styles and think my preference is for the Englehardt.
    I believe you were one of the first blogs I discovered 3 years ago and I have enjoyed my visits very much since then. Always something interesting happening at your haven.

  25. Happy 4th Blogaversary Vee!

    I'm looking forward to the next 4 years!

  26. Congrats on 4 years of blogging! I enjoy reading your blog so much and have you listed on the sidebar of my blog.


  27. Happy Blogaversary Vee! Wow, 4 years of blogging. It seems to have passed quickly for you. You know I'm a newbie, still finding my way. Don't know if I could do a 4 year haul, we'll see.

    I'm a Lighthouse girl. Good luck with the RamSign, perfect timing! Not enough traffic on my block to loop back to yours for the giveaway, most my folks follow you.

  28. Happy 4th blog anniversary, Vee!

    I'm approaching four years of blogging this December, so I'm glad we "met" so long ago, Vee, and have followed each other through the years :) I remember first seeing your comments on Dee Dee's blog and I clicked through to visit you, and the rest is history! It's been fun, hasn't it? I've gotten so much more out of blogging than I ever expected.

    As I was working in my garden this morning I was actually thinking that I would like to begin a secondary blog where I would journal, like a diary. Less photos, more thoughts...but heavens, no politics..lol...that would raise my blood pressure too much! I am finding maintaining one blog hard at times, so that may have to wait till the future when life gets a little less hectic. (Does that ever happen?)

    This is s wonderful give away! I like the Highlander style numbers as I have a yellow house with white trim and they would show up the best.

  29. Pat, I first met you when looking for something to post about Ireland and St. Patrick's Day. I linked to you that year... 2009?...because your trip with Vinny to Ireland was just amazing to me. Now you may have continued to run into me at Dee Dee's. Gosh, I miss that gal!

  30. Happy 4th Anniversary, Vee!! I'm looking forward to the next 4 years of posts from the Haven.

    Thanks for checking in. I've missed everyone and am trying to get back into the blogging groove. I posted tonight, but in case you don't see it...hubby's doing fine! PTL!!

  31. Well, excuse me while I say...
    YAHOO...!!...I have wanted one of these for Sweet Nothings Cottage forever and ever. When I was contacted to give one away, I almost gave it to myself. Shame on moi.
    I am taking your cute button to my sidebar to announce to the world that they will win a SOW'S EAR so maybe I'll be (well and the other 30 here) the only one to sign up. :)))
    Nawh...wouldn't do THAT
    Please do add my name to the hat..I would love this to the moon and back.
    xo bj

  32. I did not know you four years ago, but I'm so glad that your haven has become a haven for me and MANY others!

  33. Ohhh...I love these! Highlander is my fav..

    4 years? Already? here's to the next 40..or so :-)

    Sooo glad to have "met" you & John :-)

  34. I find it a fascinating subject. .just wondering why some of us connect with one group and part of another group. Blogging has been the best hobby of my life. .hands down.

  35. What fun! And congrats on lots of great blogging! I like the lighthouse style numbers and would be thrilled to win! Thanks, Vee! ♥

  36. Oopsie, I would choose the Highlander! Thanks for the second chance, you're the best xo

  37. HIGHLANDER is my choice of sign...
    my fingers are crossed...my toes are crossed...I am in pain here...

  38. Congratulations, Vee! I always enjoy visiting with you. Just a relaxing time sitting in the yard swing visiting is what I imagine in your yard.