Thursday, December 31, 2009

And So As Time Goes By... My Winner Is...

A very very fancy
special little lady!

Who not so long ago
was her
Mom's Littlest Angel...
And so, as time goes by......
is now all grown up
a new Mommy too!

Her Mom,
is my winner!!
She asks that her gift of
Miss Dior Cheri
be sent to her daughter, Julie~

Who was born one very special
New Years Day~
Julie is her Mom's birthday prize!

Every long year that has gone by
has seemed like a thousand
years lost....
If she had 100 wishes she would
use them all to spend
with the
"Jewel of her Heart"

Happy Birthday
Dear Miss Julie
from your sweetest


Cathy B. Please email me Julie's address at

Thank you every one for all

your Birthday wishes to

my Beautiful Baby Girl

Cheers to the Most Beautiful Year Ever!!

Yay Yay Yay!

ProjectHope7 has left a new comment on your post "Happy Birthday Noel!! GiveAway!!": First, I am near to tears having stumbled upon this amazing and inspiring blog. I am weeping now just thinking of the blessing that has come to so many of us as you share your relationship with each other. You so beautifully thanked God for your daughter and for all in your life. I have to say you are truly blessed women. After a horrid divorce and many years of custody battles, I lost touch with my first daughter, Julie...not through any desire of mine. The years that followed were filled with more tears than anyone should have to shed...wanting to be near to her and not being able... I was sure on her part as well. Last week for the first time in many many years, she finally responded to a message I sent her thru social media..and for the first time in 17 yrs she sent me a 2 line note asking for my address and said she would send me photos of her and her new baby daughter! So as I read your post, I thought of all the things that could have been between my daughter and I... and then I thanked God for women and daughters like the two of you that give hope to some of the rest of us. My daughters birthday is on New Years day.... mine is on January 4th. The year she was born I was in the hospital having just given birth to her 3 days prior... the greatest birthday present I have ever had! If I win I would love to have you send the perfume to her... the Jewel of my heart!( that's is why I named her precious jewel)..Happy and blessed Birthday Noel...(both my daughter and I were due on Christmas day, but arrived late!..) and Happy Blogiversary to your mom...Blessed New Year. I look forward to following this inspiring and encouraging blog! Posted by ProjectHope7 to FrenchBlue at December 30, 2009 7:47 PM




  1. Wow, what a touching post and truly a deserving winner of such a lovely prize. Thank you.

    Being a single parent after divorce, the story above just makes me realise how very very lucky I am.

    ...and I love that Cathy named her daughter Julie because she was a jewel...

    All good things to you in 2010 and thanks for the loveliness you bring to us with your blog!


  2. Congratulations to Julie. Sea Witch

  3. Congratulations Miss Cathy!! Your comment was so touching and we wish you many more moments with your daughter and the new addition. How exciting you are a grandma!! :-)

    My Dearest Mom,
    This post is so sweet and thank you for teaching me to always touch others as you do!
    You are simply the BEST!


  4. Oh Janet,
    Cathy is the most perfect winner of a giveaway EVER. What a sad story but with, hopefully a happy ending. Lets hope that this is the start of a wonderful relationship for Cathy and her Julie. I would like to thank you for giving Cathy this opportunity to send her daughter such a wonderful present.
    Blogging really is brilliant, isn't it ?
    Here's to more of the same in 2010..... and here's to you, Janet. Thank you for all of your wonderful posts and for your fantastic support over at mine. May this coming year bring you and your family many magical and happy times. With much love. XXXX

  5. What a totally beautiful post and such a heartfelt letter. My best wishes to mothers and daughters everywhere.

    Wishing you SO much happiness for 2010,

  6. What a lovely giveaway! I wish I had won this! Happy New Year!

  7. Oh I am so happy Cathy has won your lovely giveaway...what a beautiful thing to do. You touch sooooo many people my friend..what a blessing you have been to us all. You are an angel my friend to reach out to this mom and daughter. xoxoxoxo Thank you so much for your sweet Christmas card...such a lovely surprise waiting in my mailbox yesterday! Hugs to you.

  8. Happy New Year Your Majesty,

    I too am touched and can not think of a more deserving winner than Cathy. God is truly with them both. How wonderful that she has re-connected with her precious daughter. I have one daughter, and two sons and I am in love with them all more and more each day. The bond between a Mother and child in "Unico", as we say in spanish. It's unlike any other bond one will ever have. Congrats to you to you Queen Cathy and to your beautiful daughter.

    Royal wishes,

  9. Oh, that is so beautiful!

    Happy happy New Year to you my friend....thank you so much for your wonderful support and encouragement over at my blog - and by email - I appreciate it more than you know.

    Love and best wishes to you,
    Simone xoxo

  10. So happy you found such a deserving lady for your gorgeous gift. She sounds like a true mother....passing it along to her daughter. Such a heartwarming story. Loved the story, and that you picked such a gracious way to honour your own lovely daughter Noel. One of your most beautiful posts ever Janet! Hope the holidays were filled with much laughter and love. I know it was. Talk soon XO

  11. It's been way too long since I've been here, first of all HaPpY BiRthDaY to Noel, our beautiful angel!
    As for the prize, reading that email made me realize just how much you contribute to the world. just by showing up! I love you ladies and can't wait to share this year with you!

  12. Happy Birthday Noel !! Janet, this is so touching. Not only do you have an amazing gift of sharing & and expressing your heart so beautifully, but the way you inspire so many others to do the same. I just talked to Lynn tonight and found out your birthday is the day after mine ! ;) Off to give MY 15 yr old "jewel" of a daughter, extra love. ( if that's possible ! ) I look forward to hopefully meeting you this year !


  13. She is just adorable! I am a recent reader and I hope to increase my vistst to your lovely blog in the New Year! Your pictures have been over the top and I wish you every success in the New Year! Maryanne

  14. Ohhhhhhhhh, how absolutely precious!! That is my new favorite fragrance!!

  15. The perfect gift for a heartfelt story!! Your relationship is inspiring, I wish you nothing but happiness and love for 2010!!
    Big Hugs xOxO Nerina

  16. Just lovely. Wishing you the Happiest of New Years, Janet.


  17. Happy New Decade. May all your hopes, wishes and dreams come true.
    Much Love
    Di (Designers Block)

  18. beautiful pictures as usual. It's magic here.
    Have a happy new year.

  19. I'm so happy for dear Cathy!~ It's very kind and generous of you to give her that much deserved award!~ So beautiful and deeply touching!

    I also want to wish you and yours the loveliest of New Years in 2010 dear lady!~ May you also be graced with the loveliness that you impart to others through your magnificent blog!

    I want to also warmly invite you to take a wee respite my dear, and to invite you to visit "my little corner of the blogging world" for a "cup of afternoon tea and some sweet little treats" for, Tuesday Tea For Two..,

    Cheers from Wanda Lee, a.k.a/Silken Purse @ The plumed Pen

  20. may this year bring peace and healing to Cathy and Julie. Waht a lovely story and a perfect recepient of your giveaway.
    always wonderful...