Sunday, November 1, 2009

What's in a name?~~~A Party and A Giveaway!

What's in a name?
That which we call a rose
by any other name would
smell as sweet

~From Shakespeare's
Romeo and Juliet, 1594

It's time for a party at my place!

I've had countless people ask about the name I use for blogging,


I'm sure many of you thought it was strange and have never
heard it before. I've never heard it anywhere else either.
So...on Thursday November the 19th, I'm going to have a name party.
I'll share with you all how I came by the name Sares.

What you have to do if you want to participate, is have a post ready
on that day, sharing a special name.


Your name, does it have any special significance
A nickname you may have
How and why you came to name your children what you did
The history behind any family name
Do you ever wish your name was different
How you came to name your blog

Anything goes, just share what makes a name so special to you.

I will post a reminder the week of the party and I'm going to try put
Mr. Linky up the night before the party. I hope he is nice and works
out for me! I don't want any trouble from him.

I am also having a giveaway, 3 to be exact!

One of these classic Christmas movies could be all yours. These are some of
my favorites I watch every year. If you are interested, just leave me a
comment on this post and I will announce the 3 winners on November 21st.
The first name out of the "hat" will have first choice, the second, second
choice, and the third winner will get the remaining Christmas DVD.

If you are sweet enough to post about the party and giveaway, I'll give
you 3 extra chances! Feel free to take the Party and Giveaway Banners on
the sidebar, they might fit better. Be sure to let me know if you help me out
and spread the word so I can include all your "chances"! I want to give as
many people as possible the chance to win because I have won so many
wonderful things since last June, I want to share the wealth! Be sure to see
right sidebar too, I'm always adding new giveaways from fellow bloggers.
Everyone is SO GENEROUS!

Let me know if you have any questions or if you think you might like
a personal reminder before the party and I'll leave you a comment
early that week. I hope to see you all there to share...

A Rose by another name...


Bearly Sane said...

Hi Sares,
Unfortunately I won't be here to attend your party...shame because my daughter has a lovely name...but I will post about them both to help spread the word.
Warmest hugs,

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Oh Sares! I am SO in this party!!!! I love love LOVE the idea of sharing "the mystery" of our names/namesake! How clever of you!! And fun too!!
Count me in for the party!

Also...those are some great giveaways girl...anyone would love to win one of these.

**Oh, I could see myself dressed in my flannel pajamas, sipping hot chocolate, curled up on the couch and watching one of those GREAT classics!**

You are the best Sares~
everything vintage

Claudia said...

I will definitely join in, Sares! What a neat idea! I will post about it, too.


A Southern Rose said...

Hi Sares,
I will be joining the party! Fun! I will post about it soon and add the button to my sidebar. I've gotta go to work now.

Lee Laurie

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

All of this, is very sweet of you! Especially in the middle of the not-so-lovely month of Nov. :-) Well to me, it's not so lovely... But that's just me.

Anyway, I love that you have chosen the unique name of 'Sares' for your blogging name. I guess I love everything with is unique. And what better to be unique, than a name?

My blogging name isn't all the unique, I *fear*. ,-) But it had its purpose.

Gentle hugs,
Aunt Amelia

GwendolynKay said...

Please count me in... on your party, sounds like fun.. I will for sure need a reminder! And the give away! I love freebies! And all of those movies are wonderful. I will leave a post on my side bar for both.
Have a blessed day!

Stacey Cannon said...

Hello!! I linked over from Charity's blog, and I am sooooo loving your blog! Please count me in on the movie give-away, and I will be back for the name party! I already have my name ready!!! :)

I love all 3 of those movies!!! What a treat!

LemonyRenee' said...

Oooh, I think I'd like to do this, too. Such an interesting topic. A personal reminder is never wasted on me. Thanks!

I'll post your button in my margin, too. :)

tracy said...

Hello Sares
What a trully wonderful idea...I've always wanted to know about your name...count me in!I will put your party button on my side bar.
I would also like to pass on an award to you that I recieved from Sandi.If you'd like you can come by and pick it up.

tracy said...

Hello Sares
What a trully wonderful idea...I've always wanted to know about your name...count me in!I will put your party button on my side bar.
I would also like to pass on an award to you that I recieved from Sandi.If you'd like you can come by and pick it up.

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Sounds like fun! Now if I can just remember...

Robin Ennis Willson said...

forgot to say I put your "rose" graphic and link to your blog on my blog...

shabbyfufu said...

What a unique idea! Don't know if I will be able to participate, but I have had many ask me how I came up with Shabbyfufu.....long story~lol! Have a great party, I will at least try and pop over for a visit~ xo, Janet

Elena_Valeriote said...

What a beautiful party banner! And lovely giveaways... Those movies are perfect for the holidays!

Pony Girl said...

What a great giveaway! And your movie choices are great, they are my faves, too.
I like the name game contest! I will have to play! :)

Vicki said...

Hello, Sares,
Yes, I have wondered about your lovely name! I will enjoy reading about the significance of your name. I would love to participate in your name party. If you think of it, remind me a day or two prior. Thank you for having such a generous giveaway! I love all three of these wonderful holiday movies! Please count me in! Thank you for stopping by for a cup of tea today. I appreciate your friendship so much! Vicki

Valerie said...

Oh, another Loveleigh party, hosted by Sares!!! I loved the party gown carnival so I definitely will be participating in your name party!!!
count me in!!!

And what a fun give-away...I love all three of those holiday movies!

I'll let you know when I get your name party button linked up!!!


The Old Parsonage said...

Me again! Don't you just love this time of year, everyone here in blogland is giving, giving and giving. I'll post both the giveaway and the party on my blog tomorrow.

Enjoy your day!

Desert Rose said...

Since I am heading south for the winter...I may not be able to play, but...I would love to because I have some funny/interesting history to my name's! I'll try, sounds FUN!

Lisa said...

How cool! Not sure how I missed this post. My computer probably screwed up! This will be on my birthday! I'll have to decide which name I'll talk about or maybe I'll share a few!

Unknown said...

Sares, what a great idea! Yes, I'll come to the party! I'd be happy to post your lovely button on my sidebar too.

Oh, I love old movies! We just rented a movie with Cary Grant in it 'Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House' . . . what a hoot!

Looking forward to the party!


Rebecca Nelson said...

You SLY Sares, you!!!!!!!

You are going to keep us waiting! ARGH!

OK...I'm in~

You are one generous gal!


Debra@CommonGround said...

Well, I cannot wait to hear about your name! I'll try to give it a whirl. Thanks for coming by, I alway love to hear from you! The photos of your neice are just darling, she's a real cutie!

Unknown said...

Oh I am so all over this party. I am a sentimental mush! I cannot wait to share my story with you all.

Love your blog and cannot wait to add it to my list of Favorite Blogs right now. I will also "Follow". This way we can inspire each others creativity. Seem like we have lots of common interests; so, I am certain when you visit, you'll like what you see. Don't forget to click "Follow" when you are there. Just below "Follow" is "Subscribe"; the 100th subscriber wins the Grand Subscriber Give-Away. One more the tippy top of my blog on the right is my Gold Framed Picture of Roses. Please add it to your blog for easy access to my lovely boutique. There's lots to see and do. So, be sure to sit back, relax & stay a while.

Cora said...

Your blog is beautiful! I have added this post to my blog: Heartfelt and Homemade.
The party sounds fun and if you can send a reminder it would be great! Having fun blogging!

My link:

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Three of my all time favorite movies! I wrote a paper on It's A Wonderful Life for my film class in college.

I put your giveaway up on my sidebar!

Have a "loveleigh" day!


Unknown said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway!
I can just picture me sitting with the grandkids watching one of those movies. I know they would love watching them as much as I did.
I've posted your giveaway on my sidebar

Teacup Mosaics said...

Hmmmm I have to think about names. I love this idea, what a great idea for a party and we can't wait to hear your story. I will try my best to attend and participate. Thinking, thinking, thinking. Enjoy your Loveleigh weekend! Kelley

Mollye said...

well sister honey you just bet your bippies I want to be entered and I will now attempt to post on my sidebar all about your fun and loveleigh giftaway! Cyber hugs, Mollye

Unknown said...

What a great idea for a blog party; I'm definitely "in"!
I'd love any of these movies; I'm a Christmas movie junkie!

Mary said...

What a wonderful blog party idea!
I love your giveaway!Please count me in, thank you!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Unknown said...

Blogged about your giveaway this AM.

C. JoyBell C. said...

Hey!!! I should join this party!!! :)))

Diane Mars said...

What a darling Party banner Count me In I love those movies. Hugs, diane

Ginger said...

I would love to win one of your fabulous movies and will try to be in on the game. Stop by and check out my blog.

glitter and roses

Cynthia K. said...

Yes, count me in! Knowing me, I will certainly need a reminder....

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

C. JoyBell C. said...

I finally give in! Yikes! I'm joining! Yikes again! Oooohhh... I hope that I can follow the rules and not forget the date! If I forget the rules or the date, don't get mad, ok? :) hee hee....

LADY JANE said...

OMG! This is too cute and too fun! I can not promise to share with you on party day,,,as you see our Jalina Rose first Gran-babe is coming on Monday...I am her Mommys coach! Jalina Rose is being named after all her Grandmas...oh I so want to share in this...I will try...sigh! I am becoming a follower....Love it!

LADY JANE said...

Oh...and I did hear a bell ring...tis' a wonderful life...when an angel gets her wings! Did I say wings? I so hope you will stop over at my bloggie and see the tu-tu and fairy wings I have made for our Jalina Rose...and hopefully I will be able to share her in her wings next PINK SATURDAY.....

Horse Dreams said...

Oh, I'd like to play the game but I do not have a blog. But, I'll be sure to drop by next week and read everyone's stories! And, since I already know how you acquired your nickname...

Pony Girl said...

Well I'll definitely stop by and leave my answers in the comments on the day of the party, but I already have a post planned that day- it's kind of a big day for us Twilight fans, LOL! Bummer!
Can't wait to read your story (even though I know most of it! ;)

Mollye said...

Hi Sares, Thanks for the reminder and I would be delighted to share the name game with all of you. I'm truly at a loss for figuring our how you got your OOAK name! Hugs, mollye

pippirose said...

I'm going to try and do a post, sharing the name game. Mine's a doozie!
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

June said...

I would love to be at the party! I'll let you know for sure, I hope to be around to post. I would also love to enter your giveaway.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sares,
I love all three of these movies. Could I just have my name added to the drawing, and it wouldn't matter which one, as I have none of these. I have always loved them too.

Thanks for sharing sweetie. Country hugs and love, Sherry

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Sares....

Mmmm.........what a wonderful giveaway! These are three of my favorites too! :-)