It’s My Blog-Day And I’ll Give If I Want To!

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On June 30, 2011 my little blog turns one year old!! The grow up so fast, don’t they? 

It seems like just yesterday that I did my first blog post here on my new baby blog site.  I was nervous and excited to start writing about all sorts of stuff from recipes, to my new (at the time) decorative painting business, to posting pictures… lots and lots of pictures.  Who knew I would love every aspect of my little baby blog and it would be such an extension of who I am?  Words can not express the pride I feel in this little blog that could.

Having said that, in the past year I’ve learned so much about blogging from some really talented fellow bloggers and yet I know I still have a long way to go regarding certain aspects.  I’ve never claimed to be a great writer, or photographer for that matter, so I appreciate all of you who have hung in there with me as I have cut my teeth on this blog. 

All in all, I started this just for fun and to document things that were happening in my life in regards to home,  family, paintings and life in general at the time.  Life moves so quickly and I felt I needed to mark my little place in the world.  In that aspect, I feel hugely successful and look forward to where and when my next inspiration will come from and what tomorrow will bring.

Which brings me to the reason for this particular post…I made you something that I hope you’ll love.

It’s because of readers like you (yes you), that have supported me in so many different ways and with such lovely and encouraging words that I feel I’d like to give YOU a gift on my special one year blog-iversary.

Now, close your eyes, scroll down a bit, and hold out your hands…..

OK, now you can open your eyes……I hope you weren’t cheating but actually if you read that, you’re eyes weren’t really closed now, were they? Well,  that’s OK, I’ll let it slide because I like you 😉

TA-DA!!!  I painted this set of 4 multi-colored daisy wine glasses just for one lucky winner and I hope it’s YOU!  It’s my way of saying THANKS for always being here, for being so kind, for reading my words, for taking the time to comment and for hopefully enjoying what I have to show and tell.

Here’s some mod shots for your visual enjoyment:

Now here’s all you have to do to be eligible to win this fabulous set of one-of-a-kind hand painted wine glasses.

Johnny, please read them all the rules and regulations…

For each item below that you take part in, you’ll have that many more entries to win.

-Tweet about this giveaway on twitter and link back to this post
-Follow @kudoskitchen on twitter
-Become a Kudos Kitchen page *liker* on facebook
-IMPORTANT! You MUST leave a comment on this blog, or on facebook, letting me know why you’d like to win this fabulous giveaway and how many other contest items you’ve participated in. Otherwise, how will I know you’re interested in winning?  No comment, no winner.
-Recruit your friends and family to become *likers* on facebook too.
-Visit my new Etsy shop and let me know what you think of the shop and if you have any suggestions for improvement and/or design ideas for future tiles or glassware
Bonus entries go to anybody who discovers and/or stumbles this post.
Additional Bonus entries goes to anybody who pins these glasses on Pinterest
-Flap your arms and squawk like a chicken  (Haha, just seeing if you’re still paying attention)

That’s it. Pretty easy right?  This prize is valued at approximately $80 and each glass is signed and dated by the artist.  Me. Renée (aka Kudos Kitchen)

This contest is now closed! Congratulations to the winner:  Mama Skates    I will be in contact soon to get your shipping address.  Thank you to all who entered 🙂

This contest ends on my exact blog-ivarsary,  Thursday June 30, 2011 and the winner will be announced sometime after 5:00 pm central daylight time, here and on facebook. These glasses will be shipped free of charge as soon as the winner, and the winners address, is determined.  This contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only.

Well, I guess that’s about it for now. I hope I’ve made this contest easy and enjoyable and something you will hopefully find fun and interesting enough to play for.  If you have any questions or if I’ve made anything confusing (my middle name) please don’t hesitate to ask away.  I’ll be happy to clarify what my thought process was (ummmm…)

Good luck! I hope you have a burning desire to win!!!
Thanks for visiting,


  1. Can't believe I'm the first 🙂 These glasses are amazing and would be a perfect fit with my new plates! This is my second entry for one of your giveaways.
    I already follow you on twitter (I am @dancingveggies) and just tweeted you a moment ago.
    I also "like" you on facebook and at some point will probably make it over to your Etsy shop to check things out. I am always on the look out for cute crafty items 😀

  2. I LOVE Daisies. They are my favorite flower and I have them all over my yard. I would be ecstatic to have these. I'm already following you on Twitter and just Tweeted about your amazing anniversary (angcancook and angcanfly), of course I'm "liking" you on Facebook, and I'm heading over to etsy now. This is the second contest I've entered. I adore your work and am always excited to see what you're doing next. Great job and congratulations on your anniversary.

  3. already a fan of yours on FB and of course I'd be happy to win these! Can't believe it's a year on your blog! I just LOVE my cake tile you made for Cakes By Angela. Great job on your blog, I love reading your different posts on your paintings and your food adventure! Keep up the good work!
    Angela B

  4. VERY beautiful, As always!!!! I just "pinned" you 😀 and here's my comment for entering… do we have to leave separate comments for each additional entry we do?

  5. i just tweeted about your giveaway
    (came from @SkatesCakes)

  6. i already follow you on Twitter (@SkatesCakes)

  7. i'm already a fan on FB (Sharon Skates)

  8. these glasses are SO adorable! i'd love to win them!

  9. i just shared your blog link on FB

  10. I want to win!!! I follow you on FB!!! Ill fb it here in a bit!

  11. I follow you on Twitter. Too!!!

  12. I love the etsy shop. Love love love! Its way cool to see everything all together. You are really reaally so talented!

  13. I'm now following you on Twitter.

  14. These glasses would be so fun to win! Happy Blogaversary!

  15. I just discovered this post on SU for ya, Renee!

  16. I already "liker" you and your blog on FB.

  17. Well you know I follow you everywhere right… sort of like a stalker without the creepiness.. lol! I follow you on Twitter, FB and Etsy.. See, everywhere 😉

    I was just thinking about some martini glasses with a cherry blossom design??? What you think???

  18. Hecmi, I love the martini glass with the cherry blossom design. I'll add that to my inspiration file. Thank you 🙂

  19. Erin, I'm glad you've entered. No need to write a comment for each entry qualification. Just as long as you mention them so I know, is all that's needed. Good luck!

  20. All – I'm excited to see your entries coming in. I was getting nervous that nobody was interested in the glasses.
    I appreciate all the kind words too but this wasn't meant for me receiving compliments. It was for me letting YOU know how much I treasure you being there and being a friend! Thank you!

  21. I have no words to express how badly I want to win these glasses!!! They're so unique and pretty and NO ONE ELSE will have them!!
    Happy Blog-Day to you, sweet Rene! I love your work!!

  22. Hey, wait a minute there, Kate. (Jumping up & down waiving arms) I love those glasses, too. Rene, each of your pieces is unique & wonderful. You know I'm a fan.

  23. Hey great! I'm glad you guys like this design enough to enter to win them free 🙂 … Please tell your friends!

  24. by the way, as you know I already LIKE and follow you!!!! 🙂 I'm also heading to tweet about it right now! 😀 <3

  25. HannahBee

    I so totally wnat to win this, well, because I want to win this. Is that wrong to want these? They're GAH-GEOUS!!!!!!!!

    hannah at nathanaeliversen dot com

  26. Hannah Bee

    And I checked out the Etsy. Definitely added some items to my faves. And recently you added me to your circle

  27. Those glasses are so cute! Congrats on your upcoming blog anniversary!

  28. I'm not entering the contest Renee, just wanted to tell you how lovely your glasses are and what a great way to celebrate your blog anniversary. I've enjoyed it so much over the past year and look forward to many more years of your delighted posts and wonderful talents being showcased here.

  29. Following you on Twitter! <><

  30. Renee, you know i love your work & your etsy shop. The only "suggestion" i can give is keep up the wonderful work! <><

  31. These are beautiful! I could see myself using these this summer!!

  32. I tweeted about this giveaway on twitter and I linked back to this post

  33. I Follow @kudoskitchen on twitter

  34. I like Kudos Kitchen page on facebook 🙂

  35. I send out a thing to share your page with my friends and family to become *likers* on facebook too.

  36. went to

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the tiffany box glass!! Our first wedding present came from Tiffanys

  37. I am flapping my arms and squawking like a chicken (Haha, see I was still paying attention)

  38. I love the bandana glass pitcher!! What a great shop! Congrats on 1-year under your belt, it's a beautiful blog 🙂 ~Megan at Wanna Be A Country Cleaver

  39. I like your page on facebook as well 🙂
    ~Megan at Wanna Be A Country Cleaver

  40. Thank you all for entering. I can't wait to see who's going to win. I just know you'll love these glasses. There are no other like them so you'll truly have (4) a one-of-a-kind items. They're dishwasher safe too.

  41. These are adorable. I like you on Facebook!

  42. I follow you on Twitter too. I just need to get on there once in a while.

  43. I Stumbled this post!

  44. Happy Blog-iversary ! Nana and I have greatly enjoyed visiting your blog each French Friday and we all appreciate all the lovely comments you have left for us. Time really flies with the blogs and before you know it these special milestones come up. I think it is a wonderful way to document our lives and interests…and make new friends. We would be honored to win the glasses and Nana and I would each keep two, but most likely share many bottles of wine with them between us !!!

  45. Everything is coming up daisies…my plates are white and these hand painted beauties are fun! We drink wine everyday…so why npt do it in style too. Bonnie

  46. Marjorie Meier

    I have admired your artwork for many months and because of it I wanted to ask you to become a friend on FB. I anticipate looking for your newly decorated products every week. You are such an articulate artisan and your talent is beyond belief. My daughter would love these black, flowered wine glasses as well as myself. They would be a fantastic addition to any kitchen or entertaining decor. I look forward to seeing your artwork in the future. You rock! Margie~ Artistic Glass Decor & More.

  47. For heaven's sake! Of course, I'd LOVE this set – so summery and edgy at the same time. 🙂 Let's seeeee… I already follow you on Twitter, like you on Fb, and Stumbled this post. Love your Etsy shop, too! What's left? LOL!

    Happy Blogaversary, Renée! xox

  48. A winner has been chosen…drum roll please….
    Congratulations to Mama Skates!!! I will be in contact soon for your shipping address. Enjoy your glasses!!!

  49. yay yay yay!!! thank you Renee!!!

  50. How crazy that you have already been blogging for a year! Congratulations!!!

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