You may have noticed this little flyer in the Everyday Bliss sidebar:
It is to let people know that I am participating in the One World, One Heart blog open house. Lisa Swifka, a blogger and entrepreneur who calls her self A Whimsical Bohemian came up with the idea. You can read all about the event by clicking on the flyer above and you can learn more about Lisa over at her wonderful website My Life as a Whimsical Bohemian, Artist, Storyteller Dreamer. I stumbled across this event when the little logo about the event popped up in the sidebar of one of the blogs I follow ( I believe it was WhiMsy love which I introduced to you yesterday.) I was immediately taken with the idea of a blog open house and thoroughly enthralled with the idea of hundreds of other bloggers stopping by to meet me and the opportunity for me to do the same. The participants of this particular event are a fabulously crafty bunch, most of them will be offering a handmade item as their giveaway.
Oh, yeah, did I mention that there are giveaways??? All of the participants will be offering a sort of door prize for the visitors of their blogs. Some of the participants will be offering the giveaways only to fellow bloggers but others will open it up to all visitors. If you have a blog you may want to participate too, just click on the magic carpet logo to find out how. It looks to be a fun way to meet and greet fellow bloggers and perhaps make some new friends. If you don't have a blog but are interested in broadening your horizons you should go to the One World One Heart website between January 24 and February 15 and click on some of the links of participating bloggers.
Catherine left this Everyday Bliss comment yesterday, "most of my current blogs seem to exist in a self referential cloud, three clicks and three blogs away from yours I was somewhere completely different than normal! I felt a bit like a tourist, wow, the buildings around here look really different!" I was delighted to have shared a new view. If a new view is something that inspires you too, stopping by the One World One Heart Magic Carpet ride may be exciting and fun for you too! Of course, if you only have time to stop by here please do. Both readers and fellow bloggers will be eligible for my four fabulous door prizes based on my Everyday Bliss experiment. Books, zen gardens, creativity cards, romance games and other surprises await those who stop by. I will be posting pictures of the actual prizes in my post on Monday January 24th.
As I am putting my prizes together, it feels like I am creating a present for each and everyone of you. It is thrilling and totally fun. I have always enjoyed gift giving. The perfect selection, beautiful wrapping etc. are all a part of it and I am fully self expressed as I do it. I may not be a fine artist or even a master crafter but in gift giving I am a whimsical master. I look forward to sharing this with you!
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My 13 bliss virtues: joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community, romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, surprise