Friday, July 11, 2008

My new log home venture & a GIVEAWAY!

A lot of good things have been happening to me and it's time. Time to celebrate my new venture into log homes and the launch of my new website . So I've decided to offer a small GIVEAWAY - a 1-year subscription to Log Home Living Magazine!

Here is the deal - I love nature quotes - anything to do with log cabins, the woods, nature, birds, etc. (You may have noticed the Thoreau quote I have in my blog header.) So - to enter my giveaway - here are the rules:

  1. Please post your favorite nature quote on my blog comments. Leave me the link back to your blog.

  2. The nature quote can be from someone famous or something you've made up yourself.

  3. No duplicate quotes please.

  4. U.S. residents only.

  5. Deadline for entry is July 18, 2008.

The person's quote I like best wins the subscription!

Looking forward to seeing what my blogging friends come up with! And oh yes, please check out my new website and let me know what you think!


Jen said...

How exciting for you! Congratulations and Good Luck! The web page is well done!

Now to serious many times can I enter this contest? :)

Here's my favorite quote:

"Tall trees from little acorns grow"

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog.
What a great blog you have.
I am going to come back and look at your older posts.
You should make a book for your log cabin.

Brandi said...

I love the new web site! Great Job!

Since I already have a subscription to this magazine (thank you again Shelley), I just want to encourage everyone to enter your contest so they too have a chance to win such a great publication.

I wish you great luck in your new venture!

violetlady said...

The web page is great. I may have missed something. I didn't know you had become Hiawatha reps. Congratulations! I think you are living my dream life. I am a Realtor and my husband is a builder and I thought (if we were younger) we could have done that. So exciting for you!
I want to enter the contest - I am thinking of my quote. Be back later.

violetlady said...

This is from a Robert Frost poem and I have it in a post on my cabin blog:

"The woods are lovely,
dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
and miles to go before I sleep."

Constance said...

WOW! Congratulations to you, the web site looks great! My favorite quote is actually on the banner of my blog,

John Muir

wendy said...

This is from a book I recently read "Bittersweet Country" by Elaine Long,it is about a 20 yr. old girl who moves from the city to Montana to start a sheep farm. The best book I have ever read! The quote -

"I have learned more about life in the past two months on this farm, than I have in all the 20 yrs. of my life."

Rick & Dianne said...

Congratulations on your new venture. Your blog just shines with your love of log homes and I am sure you will make a wonderful rep. for Hiawatha Log Homes.

Best of luck!

Sandy said...

How great, I'll check out your website in a little bit!!

Now I gotta think about my favorite quote, I think it is a Longfellow one.

Jessica said...

There are so many good ones about nature. But I do have a favorite. This one is on the side bar of my blog...

“May my life be like a great hospitable tree, and may weary wanderers find rest in me.”
John Henry Jowett

I think this quote is great for a log cabin.

Congratulations and good luck on your new venture. I hope it is very rewarding for you both.

Here is a link to quotes that is all about trees. You might like it.

Sandy said...

Here's my entry

by longfellow

"The morning pouring everywhere, its golden glory on the air."

Tristi Pinkston said...

I'm drawing an utter and complete blank on quotes -- but I'll leave a comment anyway to tell you that your blog template is gorgeous!

Shellmo said...

To All - thank you for your kind wishes and for your quotes! They're great! Looking forward to seeing more!

RobynLynn said...

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
--Albert Camus

I've linked to you on my blog as well. Love the log cabins - that is my dream home and hopefully one of these days I will get one!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Congrats!!! How exciting for you!!

What a wonderful giveaway. We are thinking of building a log home someday in the mountains here. I would love to win the subscription!
Here is my quote:

"The goal of life is living in agreement with nature."

Zeno, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
Greek philosopher (335 BC - 264 BC)

Willow said...

Hi, I've been a regular reader of VioletLady's blog and came over to find out about your log cabin. It looks beautiful! My friend owns a log cabin in Central Oregon and I've been there with her.

My nature quote comes from an old book, The Dean's Watch, by Elizabeth Goudge. "...near as the yellow rose that climbed from the walled garden below and in June propped itself upon her window sill and scented her room. The scent of a flower is a very close and intimate thing, she thought. It can seem to be a part of your body and blood."


Jess said...

I'm a nature lover myself and I find so much peace from being outside away from the busyness of life! My fav quote is:
How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! ~Emily Dickinson

We are also gathering house plans for building a home and log cabins are popular around here!

reliv4life said...

Hi Shellmo! I am so excited about this one - I lOVE reading everyone's quotes... Here is my addition - thanks!

Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.

-- Gary Snyder

Mona at Cabin & Camp said...

What a great site you have. And what a great idea, this asking for quotes. I loved reading them.

Here's one of my favorites:

It is fortunate, perhaps, that no matter how intently one studies the hundred little dramas of the woods and meadows, one can never learn all the salient facts about any one of them.
Aldo Leopold
Sand County Almanac

Mona -

Jennifer Robin said...

I love them all, living with nature the way we do, but there is one in particular that seems written just for us. Not only is the content sheer perfection, but I am totally enamored of Lord Byron's style:

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more."

George Gordon Byron, 1788-1824

Shellmo said...

Thank you everyone for your outstanding nature quotes! A winner has been posted today....