Happy Pink Saturday !
The Miracle Makeover
was a huge success
thanks to each
and every one of you !
Here is a note from Kelee !
Comments Closed: WE ARE THERE!
Thank-you to each and every one of you that commented, posted on Facebook, wrote a blog story or added a link. Maybe you clicked "like", emailed a friend, or embedded the video. We thank-you for helping with this heart-felt effort. It is because of these kindnesses that we can report that we received over 5,450 responses to Charlie's MiracleMakeovertm video and story, in just a few days time. Isn't that fantastic?! See what you accomplished! (Cue jumping-up and down! Go ahead and whoo-hoo!) Congratulations and thank-you, thank-you! Team Design Gives Back has triumphed and each of you played a valuable role.
A few interesting facts: That total included 150-plus blog stories averaging 20-60 comments each. Each blogger also earned a $5 donation (5 comment equivalent) for creating the post. There were over 550 Facebook page posts and"likes", over 200 side comments, other assorted responses we are still counting. The DGB team will have a final total next week on Friday, August 26; and, also announce our giveaway winners in that same post. You will want to stop by and pick-up your blog badge signifying your participation in this great event.
Our four MiracleMakeovertm blog hosts pulled in hundreds of comments each. They averaged 200-400 comments and some went way beyond. They were tireless! Be sure and thank them, too. One passionate and big hearted blogger, Marydon of the Blushing Rose Blog brought in nearly 700 comments! Bless you Marydon. I know how hard you worked for this. Thank-you.
Because Design Gives Back committed to donate $1 per comment from you, Friends of Kids with Cancer will be receiving a check to help serve families with seriously ill kids. Also, another Miracle Makeover for someone in-need now has the wings to take flight.
Thank-you to all of our sponsors. Most of which we have featured previously. Especially, though, thank-you to Guideposts Magazine that brought Charlie's story to eight million readers in the August issue. For the past 50 years Guideposts has been committed to publishing true stories of hope and inspiration. At www.guideposts.org you can now see inspirational video stories, as well.
Welcome to Pink Saturday. You are welcome to join in the fun. Please join us by linking your Pink Saturday post permalink using the linking tool provided at the bottom of this post.
Linking begins at 3 p.m. EST every Friday and continues through midnight Sunday night.
So, show us your Pink by linking your pink post permalink. And please remember to include a link back to my blog within your post so that your visitors will be able to visit here.
Please take the time to visit other participants, and leave a comment to let them know you stopped by to enjoy their pink. Pink Saturday is about having fun, and giving us a chance to meet others in the blogging community. I promise you it is worth the effort because you will not only see lots of pink, you will meet incredibly nice and talented people.
I want to thank each of you that link,
and a very special thank you to those
that take the time to leave me a comment.
It is you that make Pink Saturday special.
Reminder - We have a weekly challenge for you to visit the blog of at least one participant that you have never visited before. Then next Saturday include that blog and a link in your post. Quite a few of you have been done this challenge, and have met some of the great Pink Saturday participants. Thank you for sharing with us.
This week I am featuring Richard at My Old Historic House. I don't if you have yet met Richard, but I know you should. Richard is just the kind of friend and neighbor we would all love. He is one amazing and fascinating guy. He has a fabulous home filled with equally fabulous treasures. And, one of the great things about Richard is that he takes the time to show us his treasures and teach us all about each one. I am hoping that one of these days I will be able to meet him and tour His Historic House. So head on over to meet Richard. Just know that you will visit him again and again because you are going to love his welcoming personality and want to see and learn about everything he shares. Now, get on over to say hello and introduce yourself.
Take a minute to go meet Richard, and please introduce yourself.
Richard has written the follow message to you.
- Richard at My Old Historic House
Five years ago I took on the task of restoring the old house and opening it as a Historic House Museum. I have been giving tours and renting the house for parties for the past 2 - 3 years. In June of this year, My Old Historic House, was featured with a 12-page spread in Victorian Homes Magazine.
I have a gift shop in downtown Clarksville, called Richard's Great Stuff.
I have a degree in art and have been a teacher, floral designer, interior designer and antique dealer for most of my life. I started blogging in December 2010, and I just posted my 100th post. I wanted to do a blog about My Old Historic House. The purpose of the blog is many fold. I wanted to make new friends, have a new interest and promote the old house. I love blogging and cannot imagine what I did before I started. I have made many friends since I started.
Please e-mail me if you are interested in being
the featured blog at a future date.