Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hello and a Gratitude Giveaway

Hello and welcome.  So glad you are here!  Please follow me and I'll follow you back.  I am Tammy aka Beatrice Banks.  If you are here from my old blog, A Doctor in the House, thanks for making the move with me. (You can find explanation for change over there.)  If you are new, so nice to meet you! You can check out the archives at A Doctor in the House to see what I blog about.  Everybody come on in.  Let's be friends!

Thanks to Marina at Penny Lane Designs, I love my new blog design.  She's awesome to work with.  Check out her fabulous work at Penny Lane.

To show my gratitude for such wonderful blogging friends, here is a giveaway just for you.
A collection of Thanksgiving goodies.    
The winner of this giveaway will receive-

Ruffled Thanksgiving Apron
Mulled Spice Candle
Autumn Sticky Notes
Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix

Thanksgiving kitchen towels

Gooseberry Patch Cookbook

Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Soap

White Pumpkin potpourri

Here's how to win-
1.Be a follower at Beatrice Banks!  Every follower will automatically be entered.
2. Post about this giveaway, making a link back to this post.  Then tell me about it here in the comment section.
That's all!  Drawing will be next Friday, November 12th.
After a year of blogging, this Thanksgiving I have something else to be thankful for.  That is you, my dear friend.  Thanks for giving me more reasons to blog.

If you are a new follower, I'd love to return the favor.  But I can only do so if there's a link on your profile page.  If you don't have a link but still  would like for me to follow, please leave your blog link in the comment section. Thanks!

Posting to Show n Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home


Cindy said...

Hello my sweet friend,
This looks WONDERFUL!!! Really beautiful! I am a follower, so pretty please put my name in the hat.
A big hug, Cindy

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for your the new blog and I am following for sure! I love every one of these nice! The 12th is my wedding anniversary too! ;D

The Inspired Nest said...

You new blog is beautiful and I absolutely love your button! I have posted about your blog on my sidebar! Best of luck with the giveaway!

Blondie's Journal said...

What an incredibly generous and sweet gift, Tammy. I love your new blog. Now I have to run back over to the other one to find out why you started another!! Love the story behind your grandmothers.

Would love to win all the goodies! I am a follower! :-)


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is always amazing to me that I happen upon a new blog....maybe I have been to your other, but sorry, don't remember.
I joined to follow....looks like a great blog...

From the Kitchen said...

Here I am! First I must say how much I enjoyed your last post on your former blog. Kudos to your husband. I just know he will make one special physician!!

I can't wait to find out more about Beatrice Banks. I'm saving it for morning coffee since I'm falling asleep right now.


Lynn said...

Tammy, your new blog is very awesome! I posted about your blog on my sidebar! I'm a follower! I would love to have my name added to your drawing!

Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful giveaway!


Brittany said...

The new blog is beautiful - I love the design! And what a great giveaway, too =) I'm "following" and looking forward to more great posts!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love the look of your new blog, I'm now following you here:) Hope you have a lot of fun with this new blog!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm posting your giveaway on my sidebar:)


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Tammy Sweetie...
Oh I love your new blog home. It is perfect. Just perfect to a "T".

I am your newest follower from your old blog home. Please add my name to the hat for this awesome giveaway. Such a wonderful, Fall collection. Any one of us would be so lucky.

Many hugs sweetie and much love, Sherry

Anonymous said...

Tammy! Geeze, I'm gone a week and you moved! LOL, isn't there a joke in that somewhere???

I'm signing on and removing your other blog. I've got to run but I will take some time later today to blog about your move. Love your new blog!

Cincy said...

Your story about switching over to the new blog name, your dedication to your family & husband's career is just so sweet. I wish you the best & what a generous giveaway! Thanks, Karen

Karen said...

What a great giveaway! I love the Thanksgiving goodies! I am a follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog Pocket Full of Pink. I appreciate your comments!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love the new blog. Love the design of it. I just became your newest follower. Can't wait to see more.

Susan said...

Please enter me into your wonderful give away. I am a follower as of now!! I appreciate you stopping by my blog!!

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

What a lovely prize package. Gratitude is a wonderful reason to present someone with a gift.

Sandra said...

Hello! Nice to meet you. I just found your blog thru Marla at Always Nesting. I am your newest follower and look forward to visiting more often. I hope you come visit my blog and it entices you to become a friend. :)

Anita said...

That ruffled apron is a "must have!" :)

Natasha said...

Wow, what a divine blog! It is so warm and welcoming and oh so very stylish! I can see that I am going to love it here!

I would love to enter your give away...hopefully since it is drawn the day after my birthday I will be lucky!

Best wishes,
PS Thank you so much for adding my blog to your shiny new sidebar! I will update your details on mine straight away.

Debbie Kay said...

Beautiful Blog & lovely give-away. Thank you for entering my name.

Debbie Kay

podso said...

Have enjoyed visiting your blog and will follow you. What your hubby is doing is truly exciting. Love your story about Beatrice Banks. I think I got here from a writer's kitchen. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!


My Carolina Kitchen said...

Hi Tammy,

Thank you for visiting my blog and following along. I appreciate it very much and I'm having a fabulous time looking around your lovely blog. I'm off now to check out your previous blog so I can get to know you better.

What a great giveaway. Good luck to all. Is that your front porch? I adore a front porch and use ours all of the time.
Have a great weekend.

Donnie said...

Now I understand. I really thought I was following you before by your style and all but now I get it. I'm glad you're branching out and I love how you have started anew. My son is 38 and has 16 more months of RN school so I know you're proud of your husband.

Your giveaway is lovely. I'm a follower and I put a button/link up to you is that good? Have a great day.

Sandra said...

Hi! Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment. Kudos to your hubby for being in med school! Third year? That is great! Like I posted about my son...he is in his 2nd year, is attending UT Med. School in Houston and loves it. The learning experience he is getting is truly one of the best. The hospitals are considered some of the best, if not the best, in the country. He is really enjoying it. We went all over Texas when he was going for his interviews for med school. When he interviewed in Houston, he knew right away that he wanted to go there. Gosh, I just about wrote a book here! lol I'm so glad to have found your blog.
Kudos to your husband and you! :)

Marydon said...

What a lovely new design for your blog, Tammy. I follow you.

And what a generous lovely giveaway.

Have a lovely weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

so delited to meet you Tammy!
happy to follow :)
tea is on at FHC! Welcome...

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

i've prominently posted your giveaway with your darling button in sidebar ..

Athena said...

Fabulous giveaway! I'm a new follower.

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Robin said...

I am a follower and I posted about your giveaway at my blog here:

Diann said...

Well count me in on this wonderful giveaway! I just signed up to follow this new blog. I need to remove your old one from my sidebar now and add this one.

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Tammy,
It's nice to meet you. I really appreciate your kind visit to my blog and that you are following as well. I will be happy to do the same. Your blog is simply lovely and I look forward to getting to know you better. I'll display your link as my "blog of the week" at the top of my blog. I hope that is okay with you.

Your giveaway is precious! I would be honored to win such adorable goodies. Thank you for the chance.

Have a blessed Sunday evening.
Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Maria said...

Hi Tammy I'm new follower your blog is awesome what a nice giveaway although I don't have a blog I would like to enter the giveaway. thanks


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet of you! I posted your giveaway with a link in my sidebar! I love all of the beautiful things you are giving and have always wanted one of the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! Thanks! ♥

Kathy said...

This is a wonderful give away. I am a follower

Donna said...

Wonderful give-away....good -luck me!

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

I am admiring that apron and cookbook! Love it all. Thanks for entering me in the give-away. I like that - Gratitude Giveaway. Thanks for following my blog as well. Have a wonderful week blogging.

kntkly said...

New follower..... and I did a new post for your giveaway. I'm so new to blogging that I don't even know how to do a 'button' yet so -please visit me at

Would be so greatful if you could e-mail me on the side and maybe help me with the 'button'?? :)

BECKY said...

Hi! Love your blog! I'm here via...uh..somebody's blog! I don't remember!! I'm a new follower and I have a contest going on, too. Please stop by and enter~

Jeanne said...

I am having fun reading all about you and your new blog. Since I didn't know you from your other blog I have become a follower today. I do not have a follower thingy so I would be delighted if you visit me at

Your giveaway is delightful and so are you. I too LOVE to decorate so I know your instinct to make your borrowed home more 'you.' I would be thrilled to be entered in your drawing. Thank you so much. I am delighted to meet you as well.
Hugs, Jeanne

Patti's Artful Design said...

Yes, count me in for your lovely giveaway! I am going to be a follower!

Jo said...

So glad I found your lovely, heart-warming blog. I love your style and approach to life.
Please enter me! I am a new follower!
Thank you!
jorossi (at) gmail (dot) com

Kim said...

Such a sweet giveaway! I'm glad I found your lovely blog in time. Very nice of you to offer.
I'm a new follower.

huntedtreasures said...

Hi, we have signed up to become a follower to your blog, come join us also. Please include us in your fab give away. Hope we are lucky enough to win your lovely price.


Maria & Ruth
Hunted Treasures

Sparta Savings said...

Hi! I'm a new follower and thank you for visiting my blog!

vikki said...

Hi, I am a new follower, don't have my own blog, but love what others do. Thanks for entering me in the drawing.

Delchick41 said...

Well hello! Nice to meet you. I have just joined your wonderful blog and I will be posting about your blog and giveaway shortly. What a great collection of goodies for your giveaway too! Thank you so much.

Cheryl @My Own Snug Fireside

lila Check said...

Hello,so good finding your blog today ...and of course I will follow you!
cant wait to read more posts from you too!...and will be honor to have you as one of my followers!

tattgiff said...

i follow, this is such a perfect seasonal giveaway..i love it!! thank you
tattgiff at centurytel dot net

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging. I am a new follower.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Great giveaway and your new GW chair is very pretty...great deal...congrats!!!


What a wonderful give-away, I am a new follower, and I will post on my sidebar. Thanks

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your new blog!! It is gorgeous! Thanks for the visit and the comment so I could *find* you! Please count me a follower!


Shabby Vintage Threads said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks for the great giveaway!