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Friday, April 8, 2011

Paula Signed Two Books, So Let’s Give One Away…

 

My last post promised a couple of pictures from our book signing with Paula Deen at the High Point furniture market, so here they are…  I finally managed to configure the husband’s phone to e-mail myself these photos this morning. One of the organizer’s assistants took this picture of us with Paula  during our visit to the Universal Furniture showroom on Sunday. The guy was having issues with the phone, so the photos are not of the best quality.  Shoot!  Why did I have to leave my camera sitting on the kitchen counter?!       aaaggghhh……

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 Isn’t Paula just one of the most photogenic people ever?  She just turns, smiles, and looks gorgeous.  I, on the other hand, am wondering what I could possibly be lookin’ at. Hello….   Sue- turn the OTHER way!  

 

 

 

 

High Point-Michael

Here’s a shot of Paula’s husband, Michael,  talking to some little boy as he waited for Paula to be done with the signing.  He had this kid so engaged…. There really aren’t  supposed to be any children allowed into the IHFC-  so I guess the rules do get broken sometimes……    

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Okay, so yesterday I let on that I’d be having a little give-away…..    Last month, I celebrated my two-year blogging anniversary but I let it slip by. I had planned to host a give-away of some sort to commemorate the occasion, but time just got away from me.   I’ve received a lot in the way of friendship and support from blogging friends during the past two years, so I thought this might  be a good way to give something back.  And since I own two copies of  the book, Paula Deen’s Savannah Style, and I only need one, I’d  like to offer my followers the opportunity to win a signed copy of the other.  

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The front and back covers of Paula’s book….

back cover

~ So these are the easy-peasy rules for entering the give-away~

1)  You get one entry by 

a. leaving  a comment on this post telling me you want to enter

                       and

 b. letting me know that you are a follower of Sullivan and Murphy.

If you sign on as a new follower,  I  look forward to seeing your face/logo in my Google Friend Connect Follower List.    Smile

 

2) You’ll get a second  entry  when you post about the give-away or place my button on your blog and tell me that you did so.

 

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                                          You can copy this code and place it on your sidebar using  “Add a Gadget- HTML/Javascript.”

                                                                                                                               

You don’t need to leave me separate comments for each entry.   I’ll announce the winner next Sunday evening, April 17th.

                                      Good luck to all of you and thanks for being friends of Sullivan and Murphy!

                                                                                                        

89 comments:

Hope Filled Living said...

Hi. I'm a new follower. What a great experience you must have had meeting Paula and her husband! Your blog is beautiful. So glad I found you!

I would love a chance at the "Savannah Style" book!

Mary

Carol said...

Nice giveaway! Congrats on the blogging :) Sounds like so much fun to meet Paula, she sure is a fun character!

Blondie's Journal said...

I think your pictures turned out nice, Sue...a little blurry but there are some pretty ladies in them!! So this is a style/decorating book as opposed to her cookbooks? I have never seen it! And yes, I'd love a copy!!

Have a great weekend!

XO,
Jane

Pam said...

Great giveaway and I am a follower. Or is it stalker. I will post it on my sidebar also. So glad you guys got to meet Paula!

La said...

Hello Susie-Q!

Pick me...pick me!

I'm a "new" follower. Of course I will add your button to my sidebar.

Jo said...

I've been a follower forever...do you think the young boy is Paula's grandson Jack? He's abt that age
Can't wait to hear more abt your trip

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

You were one of the very first in blog land that I did follow, and still do. Isn't that Paula just gorgeous! We saw her once, and she is as much a comedian as she is a cook. I think it is great that you are giving one of the books away. Glad you got to see her.

Turley Times said...

I am a follower! How fun that you got to meet Paula. I like her but we don't have cable so I haven't watched her show much. I didn't even know she was married! Shows how much I pay attention. But every time I've watched her shows on Food Network I've loved them. Thanks for the chance to win!

Hannah

Pat said...

Congrats on two years Sue. I am a follower and I also already have a copy of Paula's book, so you don't need to add my to the hat. I just wanted say thanks for two years and the photos look fabulous!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I'm a follower! I'd love to win this book. :)

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I put your giveaway on my sidebar.

Alicia said...

I love Paula! Love, love, love her! You are so lucky to have met her! You know I'm a follower, so please include me in your drawing and happy blogiversary! or is it blogoversary? Regardless, Happy one!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hey Girl-I'm in! I follow and you're on my sidebar! Sounds like you had a great trip:@)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a follower and would be thrilled to win her book! WOW! You are BOTh so photogenic! How great to meet her! ♥

A Hint of Home said...

What an exciting giveaway! How nice for you to get the pic with her. She is so pretty!
I am a follower and I'd love to win!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sue - that is a great picture of you and your husband. Sounds like you had a fun trip
Have a great weekend.

All That Glitters said...

You are lucky girly!! Paula is just beautiful!!! Was you in High Point, NC?

Oh..........I'm a follower!!!

Jo said...

Lucky you! How fun to meet Paula. I love watching her cooking shows ~ not only are her recipes delish she is a hoot!

I'm a follower.

Jo

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Sue,
Happy to see that you got to meet Paula...how exciting! I would love to win this neat book and as you know, I'm a happy follower:) I will be happy to post your giveaway button on my sidebar.

Blessings,
Linda

classic • casual • home said...

You are very elegant in the grey silk scarf. I think Paula is charming and this is such a thoughtful giveaway. Congratulations on the anniversary!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sue, you lucky duck! I am not commenting to win the book since I already have my own "unsigned' one. I just wanted to let you know how envious I am of having your picture taken with Paula. I have an autographed photo of me with "Regis"...are you jealous??? lol~Hugs, Patti

Debby said...

I am a follower of course.
I'd love to win Paula's book because I love everything about her. She worked so hard to get where she is and continues to amaze me.

Kathleen said...

I am an old follower! :)
I would love a copy of Paula's book, buttah is on sale this week, LOL

Here's my dilemma. If I tell more people about your give away, I decrease my chance of winning. To be selfish or not, that is the question! :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderfulgiveaway. Of course I am a follower!!! Count me in.
Hugs,
Penny

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

p.s. I posted your giveaway button on my sidebar.

Kathleen said...

I just wrote about your give away in my post.

Lori E said...

You yelling Bam while talking about Paula Dean sounds like Emeril is taking out the competition. Lol.
You know I would follow you anywhere Ethel.
I'll put the badge on my blog too.
(has she had some work done? Looking younger than me now)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

How cool girl! Paul does have a great smile..what a sweet lady! Great giveaway, I am a happy follower too.

Barbara F. said...

Hi Sue! I am a new follower, and new to blogging! Love Paula Deen so I hope you count me in! xo,

Janet said...

Hi Sue. I thought that picture of you was quite nice and I am pretty sure that Paula looks much plainer when she doesn't have her face and eyes "done". But i will admit that she is pretty photogenic in a way that I will never, ever be :). I would love to win her book and I would really like to go to her restaurant sometime. And yep, you know I am a follower!

Babs said...

I'm a follower and I have Paula's book and it's fabulous. Not only wonderful photos, but great decorating tips, too.
Good luck everyone!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Sue,
I would LOVE to win this book. This post is SO MUCH FUN! Loved it!
Hugs to you,
Donna

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Sue,
I am a follower so PLEASE enter me again.
Thank you so much for a chance to win this generous giveaway.
Hugs,
Donna

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I am putting your button on my sidebar. So enter me again. Thank you so much.
Hugs,
Donna

Jeanna said...

I would love this book. I also became a follower of your blog.

Lori said...

Hi Sue! I'm a follower but you probably already knew that!! I would love to win this book! What a great giveaway!! How awesome that you got to meet Paula!!

Lori : )
Thrifty Decor Mom

Lori said...

I put your button on my sidebar!

Lori : )
Thrifty Decor Mom

kathleen jerry said...

Hi Sue, I just became a follower,although I must say I have stopped by many times. My Grandfather Andrew O'Connell was from Thurles in Co. Tipperary and was born in the late 18oo's.Please enter me in your Paula Deen cookbook giveaway. Thanks for all the smiles!

Kathleen J.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I'm a Follower! I'd love to enter your give-away! Have a wonderful week!

Jemsmom said...

Ooohhh! Me, me!!! Pick me!!! Hee hee! I am a loyal follower!

Lori said...

Would love an afternoon on the couch reading her book. Follow you know too! I went looking for recipe cards, (they are hard to find) Of course I found some Paula Deen ones at Michaels. Yay! I needed them for and upcoming post.

Rettabug said...

Oh Sue...what a nice give-away! I checked out this book from our library just to drool all over it & then felt so bad when I had to return it. It is truly delicious eye candy!

I'm a follower, for sure & I just put your button up on my sidebar.

I'd be tickled pink to win this one!!
Thanks for the chance.

fondly,
Rett

p.s. you look MARVELOUS, Darling!!

Erin said...

I am a follower, and I am commenting on this!!!! This is fabulous and I'd love to win!

Erin said...

Going on the sidebar pronto!

Roxanna said...

I am a follower & I love Paula Dean.....thanks for the giveaway.

roxemor@aol.com

Balisha said...

You know I follow you. Love your blog and all the new decorating trends that you tell about.
I love, love, love, Paula Deen. I watch her program, and head to the kitchen when it's over. Put me in the drawing please...
You both look so great sitting there together. Balisha

Rettabug said...

Came back to answer your question re: tortilla chips. We don't have Krogers up here anymore but I found them at Giant Eagle. Sometimes near the salad/veggie area in with bacon/crouton/crunchy-toppings rack. They ARE wonderful!!!

I just now put the correct button up on my sidebar...I did yours instead of Ms. Paula. Its fixed now.

Stacey said...

I'm so jealous that you got to meet her! You know she's my sister, right? No I'm just kidding. Doesn't she just seem like she could be your best friend so easily?

I love Savannah! Dying to go back. Don't enter me in the give away. I have that beautiful book. :)

Debra said...

How fun! I love Paula Deen - I guess most people do though! I am a follower.

Kathleen said...

Came back to make sure everyone whitened and wore the appropriate blouse before visiting! :)

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hey Girlie! Was so sweet of you to stop by for a visit! I absolutely adore your new blog look, fabulous!

Your post cracked me up! You are too funny, girl!

How exciting for you to meet the queen of the south, get a couple of books signed and a picture! Ding ding ding! Jackpot!

Great giveaway! I'd loveeeeee to have a sign book! And I promise, should I win, I won't ever sell it on ebay! lol!

About the Bordallo...I'm selling each as a set. The lamb plates are vintage, I have 3; the green and pink bunny plates I've had for at least 8-10 years and there are four of each.

I'm going to add your giveaway button on my sidebar! That makes 2 entries for me...yes?

You have a wonderful week!

Cheers n hugs!

Tina

parTea lady said...

Hi, I'm a new follower of your blog. I would love to win a copy of Savannah Style.

ginny said...

great giveaway! I am a follower and I met Paula once in Savannah at her restaurant. I would love to win her book!

Emily said...

I just added my name to your list so I'm your newest follower at Sullivan and Murphy. What a great giveaway.......Love your blog

~ Emily
The French Hutch

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I would love to enter your giveaway! I adore Paula Deen.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have been a follower for awhile now and really enjoy your blog! hugs, Linda

Urban Farmhouse said...

How fun that you got to meet her! And you're right she is so photogenic. Just stumbled on your blog via French Hens, maybe I'll see you there!

9405018--Pat said...

Congrats on blogging 2 years! I've been a follower for awhile and really enjoy your blog...thanks for sharing...Pat H

Patricia P. said...

I'm a new follower. Would love to win. Love Paula Deen!

xinex said...

Yes I want to enter, Sue and yes, I am a follower. How nice that you got to meet Paula Deen in person...Christine

susie said...

Paula Dean...how fun!!! Hi Y'alll with her big southern drawl...
I would love to be entered into your give away. Maybe she can help me cook better, although by now I might be a lost cause! & you know of course I'm one of your followers!!
Thanks friend for this great chance to win something fun!!
Hugs,
Susie

Twice as Nice said...

I thought I'd pop over and catch up and there is Paula Deen. I love her. Have your read her memoir? It is so good. She is just a hoot. You were so lucky to meet her!

Kathy said...

Hey there Sue!!! What fun to meet Paula Deen! I am definitely a follower, and want to enter your giveaway, AND, I have placed your giveaway button on my blog!(now my fingers are crossed)...
You always do the best vignettes!! Very beautiful, my friend. Hope to see you soon!

Kathy

Diann said...

What a fun giveaway Sue! I bet you had a blast meeting Paula! please enter me!

Diann said...

I am a follower!

Bonnie Bee said...
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Bonnie Bee said...

AND... i am now follower #360 !

Bonnie Bee said...

OH..my husband is from Savannah... wouldn't he just love it if I decorated our home in Paula's SAVANNAH style!!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, I've looked at this book and haven't bought it. I love Paula and I love Savannah! Please count me in, I've been following you for a long time!

Sarah said...

Sue, I added your giveaway button to my sidebar. Thanks for another chance at this wonderful book. ~ Sarah

Sarah said...

Sue, here to say that I'd love a copy of this book. Yes, indeed, I'm a follower. ~ Sarah

Constance said...

I'm a new follower, linked over from Meridian Road. I love Paula and would love her cookbook even more.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Well, I'm ONLY commenter # 73, so I know my chances are good!! Great giveaway Sue. laurie

9405018--Pat said...

what a great giveaway...I'm a follower and love your blog thanks for sharing...Pat H
pattygary@kc.rr.com

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sue! Congrats on two years of blogging. I would love to own this book and of course I am a follower. Thanks for such a great giveaway.
Hugs,
Sherry

bj said...

Now, Suz...I want this book more than anybody in the whole wide world wants it!!! :)))
You are such a sweetie to offer this as a giveaway. AWESOME..
(and she has the whitest teeth I've ever seen)

bj said...

I am a happy, longtime follower...:0)

bj said...

Your giveaway button is living on my sidebar...:))
Thanks again for this awesome chance.

Mary L said...

Great giveaway, love your blog too!!
Please put my name in the hat for the Paula Deen book. Thanks!

Mary L

Sandy said...

What a wonderful giveaway,,,
Pick me, Pick me Please!
Thanks for the opportunity
Sandy

Sandy said...

I've been a follower for quite some time now.. Pick me!
thanks
Sandy

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Well you know I am a follower!! And I ADORE Paula! So enter me please!

Lou Cinda

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sweet Sue!

Ahhh.... What fun. My dream is to go to Savannah...... Dang, I should just get to it, right???

And, yes, that Paula sure can take a good picture. And I LOVE that white hair. Why can't I get away with that? I have a very close relationship with Lanza hair color. :-)

Please enter me into this yummy giveaway too. I'd be thrilled to win.

Hope all is well with you...

Huggies!

Spencer

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Following too. :-)

mississippi artist said...

Oh I love Paula and would love to win this. I am a follower.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Sue! I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Belfast and Northern Ireland and whenever I saw an old stone house "going back to the land" I thought of you and your former blog header!

I'd LOVE a chance to win this book! I have been a long time follower. It must have been so much fun meeting Paula Deen...did she bring something good to eat?

Jo said...

I'm a happy follower,but I'll be even Happier to win this giveaway,love Paula,I have some of her older cook books and I also recieve her magizine.She is fantastic lady and her sons,Micheal seems to be a sweetheart.
~Jo
lazyonLoblolly

middle child said...

I would LOVE to win this to give to a friend of mine. She lives and breathes Paula Dean.

middle child said...

I am now also a follower.