Thursday, February 07, 2008

One World - One Heart

ONE World-ONE Heart

I had so much fun browsing the One World - One Heart participants last night that even though it's really late in the game, I'm jumping in with a giveaway (or two) of my own. To find out more about the project and find the list of participants, simply click on the photo above (if I set it up correctly) or the link name. Basically it's a way to find and meet new bloggers. It's always fun to find new blogging friends, or in some cases, rediscover old blogging friends I haven't had a chance to visit in a long while.

Each participant rewards the bloggers traveling through with a welcome smile and a hot cup of tea. Here you go - cream or sugar?

But wait! That's not all! (I love saying that. And no, I'm not going to sell you another set of Ginzu knives) If you leave a comment for this post, you'll win something. That's how the project works. You have to have an active blog of your own and you must leave a comment here with your e-mail or link to your own blog so I can contact you if you win. On February 14 bloggers all over the world, including me, will pick some names out of a hat and packages will be flying back and forth across the globe. That's it.

Everyone has such creative and interesting prizes selected. I thought about what would best represent this blog, taking into consideration that I'm entering rather late in the game and don't have time to whip up anything too fancy. Then I had a brilliant idea. I decided to give away a cat. Here are half my cats (can you count all six?) - take your pick.

No, no, no. Just kidding. Justing kidding. I wouldn't part with any of my kitties - no matter how evil or ornery or annoying or stepped upon they are on a daily basis. Besides, they're all too heavy. It would cost a fortune to ship any of them. So the giveway will be

Books. Not these particular books, although aren't they lovely? These were antiques for sale in a shop in Ashland, Oregon. I don't have a photo to show you - still haven't gotten around to finding photo space - but it will be a stack of new and gently used paperbacks. I've got a whole stack of popular current bestsellers, cozy mysteries, and urban fantasy novels that I've somehow managed to collect in duplicate copies. I usually trade back in books I don't want to keep, for credit at our local used bookstore, but these are all titles I liked enough to want to pass on to friends - or you! When I have a winner, I'll get in touch and try to get a sense of which genres would make the best prize and box up the authors and titles I think you'll like best.

So if you like to read as much as I do, leave a comment on this post. And if you're new to Beach Treasure, please feel free to wander around and check out some of my recent posts, or come on back again when you have more time to visit. Also, I'm participating with an entirely different One World - One Heart giveaway over on my Laume's Studio blog. Feel free to jump on over and enter there and check out my more artsy side.


Blogger craftyhala said...

Please enter my name and I will go and visit the rest of your blog!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Please enter my name. Would love for you to stop by and enter my OWOH giveaway.:-)

8:35 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Can I have the cats? :) I LOVE books, I hope I win!

8:42 PM  
Blogger WendyP said...

i will curl up with my kitty kat and read your books if i win, smiles

8:42 PM  
Blogger nzflutterby said...

A book! Cool.
Please add my name and come on over and add your name on my blog.

9:05 PM  
Blogger CreativSpirit said...

Hi Laume,

I would to be entered in the draw for your books, and please drop by and enter into my gift draw too.


9:14 PM  
Blogger Jodi Barone said...

Have a love affair with books..please enter me! Thank you and hope you will drop by for a chance to win my drawing.
Nice to meet you!

9:16 PM  
Blogger ladybug said...

books, tea and cats...yep...we could most definitely be friends ;)
Please include my name in your drawing...and feel free to enter mine as well!

Thank you!

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Cris said...

Oh, how perfect! A gift of BOOKS! I love it. Please enter my name in your drawing I hope you'll visit my blog and enter my giveaway as well. Nice meeting you! Blessings, Cris xoxo

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A cat? Yay!!! Hmm.... maybe not. It's been more than a year since I added a second kitty to the family and the first one still hasn't forgiven me. :)

But BOOKS.... can never have too many of them! What's a few more added to the stacks on the floor that already don't fit into the bookcases? Wow, I would be super excited to win this one. So please count me in. :)

And if you like, please do stop by my blog to throw your hat in the ring for a series of art prints at

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I love to read! Please enter my name! I wish I could have a kitty, but we rent...further down the road when we have a place of our own!

10:47 PM  
Blogger Reeva said...

GREAT giveaway! I love to read

I hope I'm the lucky winner!! :)

I'm having so much fun surfing all the new blogs!!


3:37 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

wow you have a lot of cats! yes, I love to read. please enter my name to win your drawing. stop by my giveaway to enter too if you haven't done so yet. thanks! I'll stop by again soon.

4:51 AM  
Blogger Angie(quillysilly) said...

Lovely...I'll take my tea just plain please. Now if you change your mind and need to send a kitty instead, you might as well send 2 so that they can play with each other, don't you think?? They are all just as cute as can be!! Please do enter me and I'd love to have you over for a visit at my giveaway too!


4:53 AM  
Blogger She Became a Butterfly said...

i am a bookoholic! please enter me!


6:00 AM  
Blogger Debby said...

What a lovely giveaway. I would love to be entered in your drawing. Pop by and checkout my offering at

6:07 AM  
Blogger Gemma said...

For some reason I only count 5 cats....did you already give one of them away? I love cats and books and if you pick my name I'll be happy! Stop by a desert garden on OWOH blog to see my give away!

7:16 AM  
Blogger fromthepines said...

Anything with books? I'm in! Thanks.


7:26 AM  
Blogger nahiacreations said...

Please enter me. I would love this! What a fabulous give-away!! If you haven't already please stop by my blog for my give-away:

7:58 AM  
Blogger Moon said...

Oh, thanks for the cuppa. Love books and you'd hate to part with the kittehs.

Check our site,

9:40 AM  
Blogger PEA said...

Darn, I thought I finally had a cat for my mom! hehe Thank you so much for the cup of tea:-) I never say no to books so please add my name to your draw and make sure you come by my blog and enter mine if you haven't already done so! xo

10:19 AM  
Blogger altered melissa said...

great prize add me please and stop by mine if not already

10:37 AM  
Blogger peppylady said...

suprise me with your give away

12:30 PM  
Blogger iHanna said...

I'd pick all cats if you'd allowed me! hehe. but I loooove books too. thanks a million!

2:26 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Sounds perfect, since I try to read at least 50 books per year! Please enter me in your giveaway! I'm participating as well, at:

5:14 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

As the daughter of a librarian I love books! Please enter me!

5:27 PM  
Blogger Bethel of Bethania said...

G'day Laume,
I would love to be included in your book surprise giveaway, please ... OOroo ... Bethel
Please Pop on over to my place as I'm a player too ...

6:45 PM  
Blogger Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am part of this event, so please stop by my blog as well!

8:18 PM  
Blogger ancient one said...

please enter me! Thanks!

9:24 PM  
Blogger Michelle D said...

Great Idea! I'd love to be included:)

7:15 AM  
Blogger Rice said...

Please enter me in your drawing. Please stop by my blog and enter my drawing as well. : )

10:43 AM  
Blogger Lesha said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Take care and have a blessed day! :)

11:29 AM  
Blogger Farmchick said...

Great giveaway. Be sure to stop by my blog for a chance to win my heavenly smelling OWOH giveaway!


11:38 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

How Gorgeous! Please count me in!

I would love for you to stop by my website and enter for a free pair of sterling silver, ornate Bali beads and Korean jade earrings i’ve made.

peace, light & love
Courtney/ Dublin, Ireland

2:41 PM  
Blogger Lee W. said...

I could SO use a book to read- with 2 little boys- I rarely get to anymore... sniff sniff. I will take a cat instead, though! ANyway, come visit me too!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Bella Modiste said...

ooh, I LOVE to read, and as a child, I typically went through 20 books a week(ok, so they were thin at that age..but!) Now when i do read it is a book a week, or if its really good, a book in a day(or two)! haha
~The Bella Modiste

8:38 PM  
Blogger New England Quilter said...

Wow - I was reading your post and thought, "Oh no , she's not giving away one of her cats!! We love to read at your house. Me - Harry Potter and mysteries. DH loves fantasy. I would be so lucky to win your contest! Happy Valentine's Day :)

9:04 PM  
Blogger Lisa Alff said...

What a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope I win. Please stop by and enter mine.
Lisa Alff

11:45 PM  
Blogger judie said...

I love to read so I'll take books any time. Yes! Please enter me, but please, please don't send me a cat! LOL

5:24 AM  
Blogger robynl said...

very nice kitties; aren't books a nice art collection.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

You are too funny! Love your post and blog! I am an avid reader! So please include me in your drawing!
I am participating as well on my blog at:

Dagmar from Germany

1:52 PM  
Anonymous sew-funky said...

Please enter me in the draw! :)

2:51 PM  
Blogger Latharia said...

Thanks for the lovely cup of tea. How did you know I love jasmine? Although the offer of a cat is appealing (it'd bring our collection to 4), I think the books are an even better choice. I say this, having just cleaned the litterbox. I am quite sure books do not create that kind of mess. Please enter my name in your drawing. And stop by my blog. And enjoy some music. I am fresh out of tea, but I have some groovy tunes. :)

3:27 PM  
Blogger STepahanie said...

Please enter my name. I'm too busy checking out all of these new and interesting blogs to read tonight...but i love it.

thanks email-

7:30 PM  
Blogger Cookie Sunshine said...

This is a wonderful idea! Please include me because I love reading.


8:36 PM  
Blogger A family of boys said...

Oh...a chance for books? I love it! Reading is one of my escapes from the hectic life of raising 3 boys.

9:30 PM  
Blogger jayedee said...

books!? i love BOOKS!! please throw my name in the hat too! good luck everyone!

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Books - YEAH! I consume books - that is to say I'm a voracious reader so please enter me in your drawing.

THANKS for participating.


12:46 PM  
Blogger Faerie Mom said...

I am a total book junkie. I love books. Please let me win!!!!

7:58 PM  
Blogger Enzie said...

I love books as well. The older, the better...

If you have not already visited my blog and entered my One World~One Heart Giveaway, please accept my invitation now for a chance to win "Masquarade".

9:19 PM  
Blogger Ms. Porter said...

please let me be part of your draw??

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I love book I just this past week bought 12 paperback books from out Rescue Mission store. Please add my name to your draw and visit my place and add your name to mine. If you have not already done so.

11:11 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Please include me in your One World-One Heart Give Away. Thank you :)

2:05 AM  
Blogger SuZ said...

I am so enjoying your blogs-you are so clever...I'll be back for more...vbg...

yes, you did enter my art journal giveaway...I hope you win! good luck!

4:11 AM  
Blogger Ketutar said...

I take the ginger one... and a couple of Shakespeare, thank you! Giving away things from your heart indeed :-)

I know, I wouldn't either ;-) But I'd love to get some interesting books... "urban fantasy" sounds fascinating... I wonder if I have ever read anything like that... Neil Gaiman?

5:30 AM  
Blogger Hummingbird Chats said...

I love books of all kinds, please add me to your drawing. Thank you, Katie
p.s. I wouldn't mine a cat either.hehehe

9:34 AM  
Blogger artsyfran said...

ah books! I love books. Please enter me. And stop by my drawing at if you get a moment!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

What a great sense of humor you have! I'll take my tea with milk and sugar please, and the calico cat looks love, love, love, to read so a book, orbooks sounds delightful! I'd love a chance to win them. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks so much! Glad to have found your blog.

12:24 PM  
Blogger BailiwickDesigns said...

What an unusual giveaway! But wonderful - I love books! We have them in bookcases all over the house, plus in boxes in the gararge because we need a dedicated room for a library. But no cats, thank you very much - we already have three.

1:27 PM  
Blogger rachael said...

I live to read - I would love to be entered & if you'd like come enter mine

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As grad student of literature, i can never get enough books! I would love to be entered...I'm giving away a doll, if you're interested!

4:12 PM  
Blogger Connie Carpenter Macko said...

books! totally cooL! (although a cat would have been fun too...)please enter me in the drawing! I'll be back to visit!

7:43 PM  
Blogger CeeCee said...

I am a book junkie! Count me in. And thanks for entering my contest. Best of luck to both of us.


7:43 PM  
Blogger jeanne, herself said...

please toss my name in the hat for a book. i do love to read. great looking blog, too. thanks.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Staci Rose said...

Hi. My name is Staci and I am addicted to books. Unfortunately or fortunately? I live with a man with the same, er,!!! We're junkies! Wonderful giveaway! ;)

I'd like to enter your drawing and invite you to visit my blog and enter mine.


8:20 PM  
Blogger discodog01 said...

A girl after my own heart! I am a fellow bibliophile!

Please sign me up!

Rita Bellanca

9:52 PM  
Blogger Banna said...

please enter me and join my give away if you have not done so i love books

11:02 AM  
Blogger GreenishLady said...

Time is running short! I'd love to enter your draw, and invite you to come by my blog to enter the draw I've got on for a little book of poems. Thank you!

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Dianne said...

What a lovely way to have your entry! I just love tea, cats and books!
Visit me to if you haven't already!
Dianne Rambling on...

12:25 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

oh well... i guess books are almost as good as cats ;-)

-angela in oregon
angelaenglund at gmail dot com

2:00 PM  
Blogger Rosa said...

Love all the kitties! Pretty please, add my name!

2:09 PM  
Blogger malevolent-mimi said...

Hello ello Laume.

Id like to be entered as well.

Best of luck to everyone.

Peace, Love & SALES!

7:02 PM  
Blogger Jenny Poo said...

I love books!

8:15 PM  
Anonymous susan said...

That's a fun idea. Are you sure you don't want to throw in a cat though?? ;)

11:51 PM  
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