Monday, May 12, 2008

A Give-Away! Free Frenchy junque for you!

Hey there friends!
And a special hello to any moms who might have stumbled into my site from Mommyfest, an online roaming blog-party. What good timing you have!
Do you know that this week will mark this blog's first month anniversary?
Woo hoo!
I thought we'd have a little party to celebrate.

(Yes, that's Sam, with his calmer friend Mitchell. My boy is a party animal.)

Welcome to my home, Mommyfesters and all the rest of you! Don't slip on the confetti there.
Make yourself at home! Have some tea, or a cafe au lait.
And a doughnut! I love doughnuts!

While you throw your jacket on my bed and find a corner to leave your purse, allow me to introduce myself. (The rest of you who are already acquainted with my weird ways are free to chat amongst yourselves. I'll be done with the intro in just a sec and we'll get on with Give-Away details.)

If free stuff bores you, you can move on to today's Wonder of the World on the next post and skip this part --although first I suggest you make a quick stop at the doctor's office because WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU THAT YOU DON'T WANT FREE STUFF? ARE YOU FEELING SICKLY? Poor thing.

Now, back to who I am. This is me with all my babies.

The last one is a little hairy.
My sweetie husband Todd put this collage together for me for Mother's Day and made a card out of it. Isn't he so thoughtful? He's cute too.

I'm Becky Ramsey, mom to Sarah (17,) Ben (15,) and Sam (9.)
Obviously they're not babies anymore.

I'm also an author. My book, French by Heart, published April 2007 by Random House's Broadway Books, tells the true story of my family's move to France and the four years we spent there. I write this blog, Wonders Never Cease, to remind me to celebrate the wonders I find in my everyday life, and to inspire me to watch for more fun/bizarre/beautiful things happening right under my nose here in South Carolina.

Plus it gives me human contact! Yey humans!

Since I started this blog I've met the most fascinating people! Really. You folks (even the ones bored by free stuff whispering in the corner over there) are great. The blog has been a perfect way to keep me excited about writing, and it's given me other souls to talk with other than Tanner the Slobber Dog, who mostly talks about eating. And walkies. And wallowing around on my bed. (If you stick around, you'll hear more about him.)

So now, on with the GIVE-AWAY...
I've never done a contest. I'm excited! It's my kind of contest, which means it requires no skill at all!

So what are we hoping to win?
French postcards!
No, not that kind of French postcards! Just who do you think I am?

I have three pretty antique postcards to give away, one for each of three lucky winners.
And no, you don't have to be a Mommy-fester. You can even be an Uncle Fester. (JaxPop and other guys, feel free to enter. I do not discriminate. I love the male species.)

Here are the postcards. I hope you like them.
Number 1: This is a World War I one.

Number 2: Bonne annee means Happy New Year.

Number 3: The girl's sign says, "Love me as I love you."

Entering is easy!
All you have to do is to leave a comment at this post, saying you'd like to be included, or whatever else you'd like to say. If you don't have a blog, just check in as anonymous, but be sure to leave your first name and email so that I can contact you for your address in case you're a lucky winner. AND DON'T FORGET TO TELL ME WHICH POSTCARDS YOU'RE INTERESTED IN! You can be entered just for one, two, or all three. I'll have a separate drawing for each one.

The drawing will close at 8pm EST on Friday, May 16th, so be sure to comment by then. I'll announce the lucky winners on Saturday morning, as soon as I put on my robe and have my morning coffee!
Bonne chance!

And welcome to my blog home! If you're new here, feel free to poke around a while. And visit the sites of my friends. They're something else! And so are you, I'm sure.
Good to meet you!

Love, Becky


juliana rw said...


My name is Juliana and I joined also MommyFest blog party. Nice to meet you.

I hope you come to visit me also at Juliana‘s Site


Picturing of Life said...


nice to meet you in MommyFest blog party :D

Hope meet you in my Picturing of Life blog. See you there...

Lilith Silvermane said...


I like your blogsite, it's cute.
I hope I get to see more of ya!
So... those post cards, pretty cute. I want ALL three of them! Ok... I'm being selfish, I'd go over in the corner with the "Free Stuff Haters!"

NO... Ok.. I'll take two of them... #2 and #3.


Fine... how about #3?

OOOOORRRRR.... I'll just be jealous and happy for the person who wins it!

Come visit my blog, it's not as entertaining as yours, but I have pretty pictures of my kids :)

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh my such sweet babies you had(:) loved the postcards too .. Yes I agree Goodwills are fun fun fun and thanks I thought Carter looked so cute is his shorts ..his belly fits them just right but his little legs were kinda short so they hung down well past his knees..he's so well fed (:)
hugs for now Patty

Crystal said...

They are all gorgeous, the last one is my fav:) By the way, thanks for the donut, lol. I hope you have a blast at Mommy Fest! Come check out our scavenger hunt today!


Bunny B said...

Hiya :)
I'm not a mommy.. but I'm an aunty. Could I join this giveaway? Those postcards look adorable! I wouldn't mind winning either one. Thank you.
Nice to meet you :)

Christine said...

Ooh! Count me in the contest! I'm interested in either the first or the third. =)

Sherri @ Life As I Live It said...

Hey Becky,
How was your mother's day? I would like to be included for thew giveaway...I love all of the p.c. but I think I like the little girl one best!So please sign me up!!! Thanks! Sherri
P.S. I'm in the process of signing up with mommyfest myself and I may do a giveaway of my wooden letters as well...I'm having a giveaway of them right now anyway with a purchase of another wooden word but no one has wanted to order anything with that type of giveaway,so I may change it to be completely free.

That Crazy Mom said...

Just dropping in from MommyFest.

You've got great taste in books!

Lidian said...

Just saying hello quickly before my 2 girls get home from school! I'd love to be included in the draw - I really like old postcards...those are lovely.

Rosemary said...

Hi Becky,
What a sweet husband to make such a nice Mother's Day surprise for you.
Congrats on your only one month anniversary.
I would love to be included in your contest. I think all three of the postcards are great!
I am enjoying reading your book.
Have a great evening,

Susan Sandmore said...

Me, me, me! I want #3!

Susan Tuttle said...

Hi Becky,
What a lovely card your husband put together - how sweet! Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Please enter me in the postcard giveaway. I would be happy to receive any one of them - they are all great!


Joy said...

Je parle francais tres un peu (desolé)! Moi aussi pour #3!!!

Phew, I hope I actually typed something remotely close to the language. I only took 4 1/2 years of French to forget all of it!!! I love the French culture and I hope to one day visit. I love the antique postcards!!!

Joy said...

Okay I looked at the postcards again (because I actually forgot what each one was when I was putting in my comment) and I'd love to be entered for all three! I love French stuff way too much to pass this one up!

Little Ladybug Designs said...

Hi, It's so nice to meet you. I hope you come visit my blog and don't forget to enter my contest. :-) Happy Blog Partying!

CC said...

thanks for stopping by! I have a little French in me by heritage and was named after my French Great-Grandmother... so I decided to study French. For nine years! And know almost nothing now! Ooops. So much for a lot of years of study...

Sherri @ Life As I Live It said...

ok,Becky...gotcha entered!

Susie Q said...

What great fun!! Visiting you here is just such a joy!
What a sweet man you have...the card montage is priceless. Your babies are all precious...even that hairy kid there! *smile*

I hope your special day was sweet!


mom2boys said...

Nice to meet you.I really like your blog. I like the first poster the best. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

Fete et Fleur said...

Sign me up for the free stuff. Im feeling healthy today! I love the little girl!


Gina said...

Hello, nice to meet you!
You have a beautiful family, even the hairy one, so cute!

The postcards are beautiful as well, thanks for the giveaway.

Hope you enjoy MommyFest!

Anonymous said...

I've been enjoying your blog for the past month. I also find it inspiring as a writer! Thanks for your unique and entertaining posts each day.
France sounds amazing! Enter me for all three.

Anonymous said...

Love those French lovely...ooh-la-la!


Jenny said...

Just stopping in from the party to say hi! I'm Jenny. :) I love your site. I've added you to my list of dailies as well. I hope you can find my site, The So Called Me, interesting and readable. I'd love you to visit sometime. :)

Jennifer Tankersley said...

I love your direct manner of writing! Please enter me for the 3 postcards. They are beautiful!

Erin said...

Oh my word! I read your book six months ago and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! (I got my degree in French; that's what caught my eye. But your writing is what "kept" my eye.) I'm so glad to have met you through Mommyfest!

Melissa~ said...

Hi Becky,

Just stopping by from Mommyfest. I love your blog. And I would really love to read your book! How exciting that must've been.

When my husband and I were dating we used to dream about moving to France and living on a vineyard. We read "A year in Provence" together. It was so romantic.

Then we got married and had kids...and well...we live in Texas in a suburb, but it's still kinda romantic.

I think we both secretly hope we'll make it to France someday.

I love all three of your lovely postcards! And now I'm going to see if my library has your book!

So nice to meet you!

♥ Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

Anonymous said...

Hello Becky!
I love the WW1 card.
Do I still qualify for the contest since I'm a relative. Afterall we're not BLOOD relatives, just Todd and me.
Loving your blog-
Jenn Douthit

Karrine said...

I like the first post card :)

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Rebecca Ramsey said...

Hey Jenn,
Of course you can enter! I'd love to have you!
Give your two sweeties a hug for me!

TattingChic said...

Count me in...I adore the french postcards and I enjoy your blog and the visits you've made to mine. I'd be glad to be part of the give-away...yay free stuff...LOVE it!!!

Kalynne Pudner said...

I came over to do this and got caught up in the Ben story! J'adore tout les junques francaise!

Adaora A. said...

Hey Rebecca!

I think I'm just cutting it, but I'm game to join too.

Put my hat in for all three. ^_^

The Little Window Shoppe said...

It's nice to learn a little about you. I am just stopping by from Mommyfest to say hi. Have a wonderful day.

Angie said...

Hi Becky,
I'm stopping by from Mommy Fest. Loved your introduction. Nice to meet you.

Anonymous said...

I like all 3 postcards


Katie said...

I just found your blog via Mommy Fest and I have to say that I love it! I'm going to add you to my links on my own blog as a reminder to come back here often. I would love to be included in your drawing. I especially love the last one but would love to be included in all 3!

Unycorne said...

It's so great to meet you in the Mommyfest Blog Party!

What beautiful cards! I hope I'm not to late to enter. :D

I hope to see you at my blog also. (I was a little late putting my site in the links, but you can go to The "Official" Heather Quarnstrom Blog.) Don't forget to enter the contests while you're there. :D

I hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Audrey said...

I found you through the MommyFest. Even though it's over, I'm loving reading all the blogs and meeting new women.

Your photos are great. I too have "hairy" kids. Two of them. They truly believe they are part of the family. We can't leave the house without them running out to get in the car too LOL.

Nice to meet you.