Monday, June 21, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No.17 and a COASTAL GIVEAWAY


A FREE beach concert and a COASTAL GIVEAWAY...soooooo NIFTY THRIFTY! I know this is not my typical NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS post but as a local here on the ALABAMA GULF COAST...this is what my life is like at this time. I love living here on the gulf coast...I guess I should...I have lived here my entire life! Check out this awesome FREE concert!


Jimmy Buffett announced a free concert on July 1, 2010 in Gulf Shores, Alabama to promote awareness and tourism in the Gulf area.

Special guests will include Sonny Landreth, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Jesse Winchester and Allen Toussaint. A special souvenir tee shirt will also be designed for the concert and sold onlne and at the show. More info coming soon!

What AWESOME news for all of us here on the ALABAMA GULF COAST...we sure needed some! I'm here at my beach condo this weekend and our beach is CLEAN and the water is crystal clear...I almost cried when I saw how much better it looks today...prayers are answered. I know our problems are not over, but it does feel really great to see our beach look like it did before BP made this mess! Please tell your friends...neighbors...co-workers...family and everybody you know that the best way they can help us here, is to come down for a visit in the near future.

Well onto the FREE concert...WOW...I'm still pinching myself...just can't believe all these people want to help us here on the gulf coast. I'm not so surprise that Jimmy Buffet is doing this...if you didn't know...Jimmy grew up in Mobile (my hometown...located on the Alabama coast) and get this...he went to high school with Mr.CC! Jimmy and his sister Lucy both went to school with him...Mr.CC didn't know Jimmy, but he does know Lucy (they went on double dates back then). This is an awesome line up...sooooo many wonderful musicians! THANK YOU...THANK YOU...THANK YOU!!!! All of these pics were taken yesterday 6/19/10 on West Beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama!

Now let's get down to this COASTAL GIVEAWAY! I'm a huge fan of the magazine "COASTAL LIVING" and I thought I would give one LUCKY follower a ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION...if you WIN...I'm sure you will fall in love with it too! The GIVEAWAY will end on Wednesday July 6!

FOUR ways to "WIN"!
1. Follow COASTAL CHARM...please let me know if you are already a follower or a newbie!
2. Copy and paste the "LOVE THE GULF COAST" button with a link back to this post on your blog. This can be located on your sidebar or write a post about this "COASTAL GIVEAWAY". If you do both of these...then you double your chance to win...go for it and double it up! Please let me know that you have done this with a comment.
3. Share with us how you feel about the BP Oil Spill with a comment.This is the button (with a link back to this post) that you need to display on your blog...I can't begin telling you how much this means to me that you are helping me spread the word about this giveaway,the FREE concert and our BEAUTIFUL ALABAMA BEACHES! I give you a BIG THANK YOU!!!!!!


****Please everyone, follow these guidelines!****
1. Be sure to refer back to my blog so everyone can see who is participating today, include the NTT button in your post (copy and paste the html code under the button…the button is located on my sidebar). Please make sure that you have put my NTT button or my blog name with a link on your post. I have seen that some of you have forgot to do this…so this is just a sweet reminder.
2. This party is for sharing thrifty finds from garage sales, thrift stores, consignment shops, craigslist and even those awesome deals that you find at any retail store. Please do not link to an Esty shop or something similar (I will delete the link). If I see that your post is not really on track with the NTT theme and also if you don't link back, I'll delete your link...please don't make me do this. It's common courtesy to link back to the person having the party, so that all of your readers can find it too.
3. Please go and visit the other participates and leave a comment about their treasures and thrifty ideas…this is what makes the PAR-TAY so much FUN! What a great way to meet new friends.

I'm linking to these FUN parties!
The DIY Showoff
Motivate Me Monday
I Made The World Cuter Today
Toot Your Horn Tuesday
Lucky Linky Tuesday
Outdoor Wednesday
The Boardwalk Bragfest
Thrifty Thursday
Show Off Your Stuff Party
Garage Salen
New Friend Friday
Love the Gulf Blog Carnival

99 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I'm a follower, who would love to win a year's subscription to Coastal Living. Being #1 isn't a favored position though. ;)
I am so glad that this concert is bringing awareness to your situation there. I am in KY, but we here are not blind to the situation. We are with you all in spirit!
gail

Anita@GoingALittleCoastal said...

Well, I have posted about the oil spill so you may know how I feel already! I live here on the emerald coast and love on the beautiful waters. We have had some of the tar balls come up on Okaloosa Island but the waters here were clear this weekend. I have a button on my side bar but will mention again in a post.

Anita@GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh yes, I am a follower and would love to win. I was going to get a subscription but glad I waited! Fingers crossed!

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Thank you for the FUN party!!
Give my entry to Anita@GoingALittleCoastal!
Hugs,
~me

miss corner cape said...

i am a follower, and love seeing what everyone finds!

miss corner cape said...

i am deeply saddened to think of all the helpless animals that have been affected by the oil spill. it breaks your heart, doesn't it?

sissie said...

Hi Girl,
I'm so glad that the oil mess is clearing up some but I know there is so much to be done. The devastation is unspeakable.

I am a follower, of course and love your blog.

I will post your giveaway on my blog.

hugs
Sissie

Shellbelle said...

Your photos just warmed my heart!

Now LInda, don't enter me in your giveaway (though it is SPECTACULAR!), but I have proudly put the button and the link in my sidebar to encourage folks to make their travel plans to The Gulf and to enter your fab giveaway. This is a great way to get the word out. How could anyone resist these beaches?

Thanks LInda and Jimmy Buffet, you're both AWESOME!

Anita@GoingALittleCoastal said...

Ok Linda, just finished up a post with the button. I had to fiddle with it but I think I got it to link back to you.

Leslie, You are too funny!

TheSmithHotel said...

I am follower! I am so sad about all the animals and people that are affected by the oil spill! It impacts so many!

Jody

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for posting some recent photos and for hosting the linky.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Thanks for reminding me to participate this week. And thanks for the info on the gulf coast. I think it is tragic what is happening. Glad to hear that your particular beach is still OK & beautiful. I have never been to the gulf coast. It is some place I would love to see some day. I have been to New Orleans & to Florida, but I never made it down to the gulf.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

And I am already a follower. I wish California wasn't so far away as my hubby would love to see Jimmy Buffet.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

And I did post the "love the gulf" button with a link back to this post on my blog sidebar.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Im a follower!!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! ~Bridgette

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I posted the button in my side bar! ~Bridgette

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I am not sure what to say about the oil spill that won't take up ALL the space in the comment box! I just don't understand why they can get it CLEANED UP! ~Bridgette

Loui♥ said...

I am a follower!
Loui♥

Loui♥ said...

I am devastated with this environmenta/economic disaster brought upon our beautiful Gulf coast by greedy foreigners and our own stupid politicians! to read more about my feelings, please visit my blog Mountain Mermaid by clicking on my name..that will take up far less space here..
warm sandy hugs..
Loui♥

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Hi Linda. I've been a follower and count me in. I've posted the Gulf picture on my sidebar.

How do I feel about the spill? Just sick in my heart. Watching all that muck gushing into the water breaks my heart. I think of all the wildlife that we'll never see that are killed by it. I think of those poor men who were killed in the explosion. I also think of how the best seafood that I've ever eaten was on the Gulf. I'm so glad to see that your waters are being kept clean and sparkling. I'm praying hard.

meeyeehere said...

I am a new follower!

Love the Decor! said...

Hi Linda
Linking up to this one!
I am a proud follower too!

Petie said...

I'm a fairly new follower, Linda. Thank you so much for sharing this info. Having grown up on the MS Gulf Coast I can so appreciate those pictures, and what it means to have people care about the area. I think it's awesome that these great musicians are putting on a free concert. Jimmy Buffet and Kenny Chesney are two of my favs...seen them both on more than one occasion!

Beach House Living said...

Wow, I can't believe how nice and clear the beaches looked.

The Working Home Keeper said...

What beautiful pictures of the beach! And what an awesome concert lineup. I love Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band!

Mary Ellen

Diann said...

Oh, I am so jealous of that free concert!!! I would love to be there!

Please throw my name in the hat! I would LOVE to win this magazine subscription!!

Of course I am a follower!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a great giveaway Linda. Coastal Living is one of the first mags I pick up in waiting rooms! LOL

*hugs*deb

I'm a follower ;)

Low Tide High Style said...

Linda it's so wonderful to hear that these talented musicians want to give back to your beautiful community! I've been saddened by the lack of response to the gulf disaster that seems to normally follow a disaster such as the oil spill. It seems like many people have just overlooked it, so it's wonderful that Jimmy and the rest of the musicians on the bill with him will be giving back!

And that's so cool that Mr. CC went to school with the Buffet family!

Kat :)

P.S. I already subscribe to Coastal Living so I'll let some other lucky person win your great giveaway!

Makalani Adolpho, PLC said...

Thanks for stopping by at www.Makazhome.com, I am a new follower.

Makalani Adolpho, PLC said...

I linked up with you. Thanks for hosting.

Vintage Remixed said...

That's a fab giveaway, Linda! I love it. And I'm already a follower. :-)

Sharlotte said...

Hey Linda,
Thanks for visiting and leaving such sweet comments.

I'm a follower and have written a post on your give~away and on Jimmy Buffet's concert. I linked back to this post and attached the picture.

I live close to Galveston, so we haven't had any oil. However, we've been watching the news ever since the accident. I can't decide if BP is "really" trying to stop the leaking or not. I've heard so many comments that people are trying to stop things but have to get their ideas and support cleared through BP and that takes days! My heart just aches for the people whose lives have been dramatically impacted and the wildlife that has been killed or endangered. The last video I saw showed dead sea turtles washing up on shore. It made me sick.

Sharlotte
Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I am already a follower and I would love to win!! Today our local country radio station was talking about your concert and how awesome it was for the performers to give their time to this wonderful cause. I have said lots of prayers for all you folks along the Gulf coast in hopes that things do not get any worse. You all have certainly been in my thoughts and prayers. Love & blessings from NC!

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Thanks for letting me know about this fabulous new link party! Love it!!!!!!!!!!!

becca said...

i'm a follower!

becca said...

i've already commented on the spill on your previous post, so you know how i feel. today i cried in the car listening to a wildlife expert on npr talk about the devastion of the marine life. he was talking about the cleaning of birds when a caller asked about cleaning and saving dolphins and whales. he stated that they weren't finding any alive, so there wasn't a way to save them. my heart broke all over again.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

We saw a large group of dolphins playing out in front of our condo on Saturday...I'm not sure where this person got thier info.

Blessings,
Linda

Terrell said...

Hello Linda! Thank you for your super sweet comments!! I am so excited about following your blog! It's fabulous!! HUGS!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

becca said...

i posted about this on my blog!
http://www.barefeetonthedashboard.com/2010/06/love-gulf.html

beachcovejewelry said...

I'm a follower!

beachcovejewelry said...

It bothers me to see the poor animals covered it oil, I live on the West Coast, from what we see on the news, it seems like they are not doing much to help the animals, or much with the spill to begin with.

Meet Virginia said...

Thanks so much for hosting such a great party!!

~Morgan

Meet Virginia!
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Mary said...

What lovely pictures of your beach! I'm so happy to hear that it's getting better. What a nice thing for Jimmy Buffet to do! Mary :O)

Jill said...

Thanks for hosting your great linky party again! Love the beach photos!

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for hostting Linda!!

Great book

blessings
barbara jean

Natasha said...

Sounds like a great initiative Linda. I hope it goes well.

I would love to enter your give away but I think it would cost way too much to send it to Oz!

Best wishes and thanks for having me today,
Natasha.

Patti said...

Love that mag. it makes me dream of retirement!! I'm also crashing your party again...thanks for hosting

Jamie said...

Hey there Linda! What a wonderful thing for Jimmy to organize! We are big Parrotheads here, and wow, ZBB and Kenny too? What a great show! ZBB did a free show here right after the Ft Hood shooting, and Man O Mine got to see him for free in Iraq.
The whole mess is heartbreaking. So glad to see the beautiful pictures of your beach looking so nice!
I follow you already. :)

My Magic Mom said...

Beautiful beaches! So sickening to think about the oil. I'm glad to hear about the free concert. I hope it helps tourism in the area! I'm a new follower. Would love a subscription to Coastal Living!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Linda, thanks so much for hosting this great party.

I spent yesterday downloading songs on Itunes. A little late to the techie party, I know. But I had such a great time listening to 'my' songs from the '70s'. Thanks for the reminder about Jimmy! Headed over there after I link up!

Melanie said...

I am a follower. I have lived in Florida all of my life (not at this moment) and I love the Gulf. Glad to see it is still beautiful where you are at.

Lori S. said...

Thanks so much for hosting! I have added your party to my Linky Love Library page on my blog.

~Lori@live,laugh,love,create :)

Lacy said...

I'm now following your blog!!

Creations By Cindy said...

What a great giveaway. Of course I am your faithful follower. And I have posted about your giveaway and just now getting your Gulf button up. I have been praying about the situation with the oil and beaches and etc. My heart hurts but I know that God is an on time God and He is in control of everything. HE is so faithful to take care of us and our needs. Be blessed. Cindy

Jamie said...

I added your Love the Gulf button, link, and contest info to my Nifty Thrifty blog post today. I'll post it again later in the week as well.
Happy Tuesday!

Rachel said...

Hey! Thanks for looking at my vacation post. LOVE AL's beaches. :)
The oil spill is a tragedy. The people to blame are those who were in charge of inspecting these rigs.
Our President could do a lot more to expedite and clean this mess up, that's for sure!
However, I am terribly sorry that so many have had to cancel their vacations. There is so much to do on the beach despite getting in the ocean.
Everyone is in my prayers.
-rachel

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Linda-

I am now a follower and placed your button on my post that I linked back to you.
Thanks for hosting the party.
I can't get the gulf out of my mind - it is so upsetting to see the beautiful gulf waters and wildlife have to go through this catastrophe. I have been thinking about all those who live in the region and how it is effecting their lives. I hope BP and our governemnt can get it stopped soon, so we can at least know what the extent is of the damage and clean up needed. I am praying that with time we can look back at this as a time that changed the course of history in how we deal with off shore drilling.
Diane

Suzanne said...

I'm so happy to hear that you are having such a fabulous concert AND that your "coast is clear." Those beach photos are so beautiful!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

I am a new follower and I copied the button! BP needs to get their act together. I am praying for the families who have been affected by this horrific tragedy.

Jane said...

Hi Linda,
I'm so happy to hear that things are good down your way and that the beaches and water are clear. It's nice to hear that the musicians are having a free concert to help aid everyone on the coast! There is some good out there!!
Would love to be entered in your giveaway...thanks.
Jane

Joanne Kennedy said...

I posted your button on my sidebar with for your giveaway!

I also wanted to thank you for your kind words you left me on my blog.

I think your 20 lb weight loss is wonderful. Keep up the good work.

Hugs,
Joanne

LV said...

I have never sen Jimmy Buffet in concert. I am glad you took us along on your great trip and the free concert. I love that part of the country and hope to come back one day. You have a very nice blog.

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

I'm absolutely glad that you posted this, Linda! This is on my mind all the time and I'm sure, living in the area, it's certainly on yours. I wish you the best.

MICHELL said...

Great to see the Gulf looking so CLEAN!! I grew in Texas...and in high school we would skip school and head to the beach..hehehe actually a guy I went to HS with was one of the 11 killed in the explosion! So sad...to see his Dad and Wife on TV...I will share this link on my facebook page..I have your button now so I will be back to link up my great thrifty finds!
Thanks

Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks for the pictures of the beach...We don't go to the beach for vacation but I know a lot of folks who do...I went with my daughter last year for the first time since 1999...I have encouraged everyone to go ahead and go...
Mama Bear

Loui♥ said...

Linda..
Just posted my feelings as well as blogged about Jimmy and his concert with links back to you for the giveaway.
all is entitled Pensacola Beach Florida Update.
devastated hugs..
now to post on Facebook
Loui♥

Loui♥ said...

Now posted on Facebook..
Loui♥

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Im a follower

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

posted your button on by sidebar

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I've always prided myself as a pirate of today. You see, I was born into this world with salt water in my veins. The sea calls to me, no matter how far away I am. From as early as I can remember, I can recall vividly family vacations to the beach (we live just a few hours from the shore). Fishing from the gulf waters, watching hurricane's come ashore, collecting shells as tiny treasures from the sea....a reminder of it's beauty.
Then one day, my dream came true. I moved to the beach. I lived only a few blocks away. The slat was heavy in the air, the coastal breezes. It was home. I got a job that only deepend my love and passion for the coast, in sea animal rehabilitation at Mote Marine Labatory. There I literally held formerly beached porpoise above water so they wouldn't drown. I assisted in feeding and administering medications to sustain it's life and finally-relaese back into the waters in which it came.
We marked sea turtle nest on the shoreline, so that people would be cautious and we put chicken wire over them so that raccons wouldn't tamper with them. A love of the sea and it's inhabitants-all of them-it deepend.
Today, while my husbands career took me further inland, I live close enough to come down at least every 3-4 months. It's my second home. I spend much time here. I do alot of writing here. Books and music that I am working on. It's the perfect place to find inspiration.
I find it in the surrounds: the ocean's song, the mounds of the sea oats protecting the waters, the gulls laughter, the pelican's smile, the business of the sand crabs as they shuffle across the shoreline.
But I also find my inspiration in the people of the coast. Sure they live the ideal life, but they are also some of the hardest workers. They work for their living and they are dependant of those city folks who give in to the lure of the ocean and pay to spend their hard earned money long the Gulf of Mexico. They are those that haul the best seating for the best views in the form of lounge chairs to sunbathers, the fisherman and shrimpers who provide the night's fresh catch, the rentals who share their homes and condo's to those who want to adpot that life for a week, there are so many who contribute the coast that much more appealing.
This entire oil fiasco.....is just that. I am angered, I am sad, I am frustated at the amount of greed and the lack of measures that were taken, even though there were numerous signs prior to the spill that there was a problem. Those signs were ignnored, because of greed. Our nations gem (it has the whitest beaches than anywhere in the world) is now literally tarnished. It's inhabitants are being killed. There are the concerns of dead zones where no sea life will ever be able to survive. All this, at what cost?
This is my backyard. I want my children and my children's children to see, know, experience and appreciate what I have all my life. I want them to know it's beauty. I want them to understand how plentiful it is in all it gives, but I also want them to understand how fragile it is. We have to care for it. We have to treat it with love. LOVE.
Now it's time for each of us who have ever put our toes in it's sand to do SOMETHING. There are numerous ways: donate time in clean up, visit the restaurants and stay in the condos. Or donate money to the cause. And pray. We need much prayer. I do not think people quite understand the severity of the situation. It's bad.

It's up to us. Each of us. To give back to the place so many of us long to be.

Our Ocean. Save it.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm a new follower #657 (!) and would love a subscription to this gorgeous magazine.

My heart breaks every time I see photos of the beautiful coast covered in oil. And my blood boils knowing it all could have been prevented. It's terrible.

But YAHOO for Jimmy Buffet! What a great guy to reach out and help.

Your blog is filled with all the things I love. i'll be back again very soon.
Cheers,
jj
PS Stop by and enter my giveaway too! (ends June 25)

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

I am a follower

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

I have put the button on my left sidebar.

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

I actually had already blogged about it here:

http://wwwbobbypinsboardwalk.blogspot.com/2010/06/will-you-boycott-bp.html

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I thought I had signed up for this, but I don't see it. I love Coastal Living Magazine and have never subscribed to it. I am glad your beaches are still clean. I saw on the news tonight how it has been coming in bad in Pensacola.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am already a follower, Many years ago I had a subscription to that magazine. I would love to see what it is like now. So, throw my name into the hat!

Carol

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I just became a follower! I love Coastal Living Magazine so count me in!!!

Pamela said...

Been a follower for awhile now. Just placed a button on my sidebar. As always our prayers are with the coast! If we could go back tomorrow we would!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I am a new follower-(I thought I was one!) I would love to win Coastal Living! Although I live up North, the beaches of the south are my love! I watch everyday for updates about the horrible BP disaster. We were last in Pensacola and before that in Point Clear, Alabama and fell in love with both. Sadly we saw a mess yesterday on the news on Pensacola beaches....Our wish was to travel to the Gulf coast this summer,,,do you have suggestions?
~Nancy

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I have your button!
~Nancy

vintage girl at heart said...

so happy that jimmy buffet and friends are doing this free concert!!!
i am from florida originally and am so devastated every time i watch the news
i have encouraged many friends & bloggers who planned their vacations and then wanted to change them to go ahead and keep their reservations and keep that money in these hard hit economies in the gulf!!!
i already get coastal living but am going to put your linky on my blog for others to enter your giveaway and keep updated on the wonderful efforts to keep the beaches clean and the economy thriving!!!
blessings!!!

vintage girl at heart said...

oh i would love to buy shirts for myself and family so keep us updated about that too please!!!

Jennifer said...

I'm a happy follower!!! Thank you so much for letting me know about this giveaway!!! Also, you are going to think I'm crazy! I went to hob lob to get tissue paper to wrap your flag in and they was sold out! I just can't put a flag in a envelope and ship it! lol! It needs to be pretty! Weird, I know! I promise you it's coming I just have to get the right tissue paper first! lol!

Love ya!
Jennifer
How are the beaches recently?

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Linda, Thanks so much for the invite! I wish I had a project to link up but most of my creations are diy put togethers =)

I, of course, am already a follower of CC.

The free concert is wonderful. Will you be attending?

The oil spill is one of the biggest tragedies of our lifetime. It is simply devastating and the impact will be around for years to come; truly a very sad situation.

ChRiS said...

Hi i am a recent follower and love browsing magazines....so CC would be appreciated...for the gulf spill.......its sad how we are destrowing our own land...animals diein prices will go sky high...and with ecomony who can afford all this...its sad i have very mixed feelings btw ty for the chance to win a great giveaway

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Great post Linda! I'm glad your beach is clear now. I'm a follower, and now I have to go figure out how to add that button to my blog...
I'll be back to let you know if it worked!
Rose

Ginger said...

Linda, Thank you for the kind words on my blog! I am now your newest follower!
I actually grew up spending my summers at Gulf Shores. My family had a house at Bear Point. It sickens me to know that my kids most likely won't have the same chance to spend their summers carefree in the Gulf. Gulf Shores had long been a fixture in our family. My brother was a chef at Mango's on the Island and before that at the resort on Alabama Point. I am not only sad about the loss of the beaches, but also so many whose livelihoods are tied to this beautiful place!

Cecily said...

Thanks for the lovely comments on my mirror! Just wanted to let you know that I am already a follower, I posted about your giveaway and the concert on my blog and I hope we can find a way to clean up our big mess.

Here's the post:
http://craftopotamus.blogspot.com/2010/06/features-coastal-charm-and-irises.html

Erin @ Two Story Cottage said...

So Sad. So unnecessary. So glad to hear that things are looking up.

nancarts said...

Hi Linda, the BP gulf oil disaster is just that!
I hope the off-shore drilling will not be permitted in the future. I am a Floridian and the beaches are so important to us as well. I am going to the Gulf beaches on the fourth for my vacation! Can't wait. Right now they are clear of any spill. BP needs to really get this under control and clean up all the mess they created.
Prayers for all those who are dealing with this issue.
By the way, I am a follower, and will mention you in my post this week end.

Smiles and Blessings, and Prayers
Nancy

Brittany said...

Love that magazine!

I've been a follower for a long time :)

I think BP is really out of control. I've been telling my friends and family to boycott them by avoiding buying gas from them. It's such a shame :(

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am just devestated by the oil spill. The reprecussions of this disaster will be occuring for at least 10 years. I am saddened at the lack of response and support and hope things change soon.

Tarnished Rose said...

I'm a new follower, just found you!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Tarnished Rose said...

I think BP should do more - BUT I'm NOT against off-shore oil drilling or even deep water drilling. I guess living in a state that depends on oil revenue to keep us solvent (La) I have a slightly different was of viewing things. However, this so closely mirrors the blowout that happened off the coast of Mexico in 1979 it's uncanny. You would think in 31 years the technology would have progressed beyond trying the sames things that didn't work in '79 and don't work now. Glad to see such recent pretty pictures of the beach.

Smiles~
Marilyn
PS. Hubby and son can't fish right now because of all the oil in the La. marshes.

Tarnished Rose said...

I've posted the button to the sidebar of my blog, www.DollsEtc.blogspot.com

Smiles~
Marilyn

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Linda, you know I am already a follower and you also know how I feel about our gorgeous Gulf and what BP has created! I am just sick over it!

Great give away and I am going to post the button on my blog.

Take care...

Lou Cinda

Jamie said...

Linda,
I've mentioned your giveaway in my Nifty Thrifty post this week, http://pearsonpress.blogspot.com/2010/07/nifty-thrifty-tuesday-organizing.html

shelia said...

I'm a newbie! I would so love to have been at that concert. Thanks for the chance to win.

shelia said...

Being a fellow southerner I am just sick over this oil spill, I don't think it will ever be the same. I don't think BP, the federal gov. or the state gov. has done enough to help.

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