Monday, January 25, 2010

One World, One Heart Blog Event


Some of my Etsy friends told me about this wonderful event that begins today, called One World, One Heart. I checked it out and thought it sounded like a fantastic way to connect with people that I otherwise would never have an opportunity to meet.
Then, when I saw that the theme of this year's event was "Riding the Magic Carpet" I just knew that I needed to continue in the spirit of the previous post and my excitement about the Saints making their first trip to the Super Bowl. After all, it is a pretty magical ride that we Saints fans are on these day.
I decided to give away a set of four ACEO-sized (2.5" x 3.5") photographs. These photos were taken by my son last summer on a mini-vacation to New Orleans. Professionally printed on Kodak Endura metallic photo paper, these photos provide a glimpse of the unique beauty found in the New Orleans French Quarter.
What I'd like for you to do is tell me (in the comments section) if you've ever been to New Orleans. If you have, what is your favorite thing about this magnificent city? If you haven't, what would you love to see if given the opportunity to visit? You can chat about anything having to do with New Orleans....the food, the music, the art, the history. You name it!
On Feb. 14th, I'll choose one person through random drawing. That lucky person will receive this set of photos. Make sure you post through your blog or leave your email address in the comments section, so I'll know how to contact you!
While you're at it, make sure to click on the "One World, One Heart" image above. That will take you to a list of all participants, and you're going to want to visit as many as you can! Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to hear from you!


ArtSnark said...

Gorgeous photos, Jessie!

I've been lucky enough to visit N.O.a few times. Funny thing: not only did this Maine girl somehow feel like I'd come home, but every time I've been some major life change is always triggered there

Carapace said...

Oh, man-- I want to visit NO! Mostly, I want to meet the people-- everyone I've met from Louisiana (quite a few people, after the hurricanes...) has been open and bold and charming. And I'd say I want the food, but I'm not sure it's possible to go gluten free there...but I still want to go!


Grace (WhimsyLoft.Com) said...

i'm also OWOH participant #293
cheers :-)

Bear Chick said...

I've never been to NO, but I would love to stroll the French Quarter in the evening, listening to jazz after a day of antiquing. Wonderful ATC's!

Heckety said...

Those shots are very scenic! Never been to New Orleans but I think I've seen photos of old wrought iron balcony railings from the older parts of the city. If I ever get to visit that's what I'd be on the lookout for! I love patterns on the outside of buildings, and I love older buildings.
And I'd love to ne included in your giveaway! Thank you for visiting my place!

Marlene said...

Great Photos. I have never been to NO, or very many other places. I would love to visit there and see all the beautiful architecture and visit some of the little bistros and eat beignets.

Kelly said...

Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#92 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :)

Jingle said...

These are beautiful! I bet the metallic paper makes them pop even more in person!

Kathy said...

These photos are beautiful Jessie. NOLA is a fabulous place and your son captured it well. AND, so nice to see you blogging too.
It was fun "watching" the game with you the other night, via Face
Go Saints.

Mendy said...

what a gorgeous set of photos!! would love to have them framed and put on my wall. thanks for the chance! xo Mendy

DuncanOrr1002 said...

welcome to join us!!聊天室........................................

Athena said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for having this- please add my name to the hat. And don't forget to pop over to my blog for a chance to win, too! :) #318 on the magic carpet...

Debby said...

Beautiful photos. Go Saints!!! Good luck in the Super Bowl. I would love to be added for your giveaway.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

My boyfriend & I went to New Orleans on a vacation and enjoyed a very special time together exploring this interesting city. We enjoyed having cafe au lait & beignets every evening. The magic has lasted nearly 19 years as this boyfriend became my husband and my soul mate. The photos are gorgeous & I'm sure would bring back memories for us!

I'm participating for the first time, so stop by my blog and enter my giveaway, too!

Sara said...

Beautiful photos _ I spent a week in New Orleans and it was wonderful.

Do drop by my blog #16 on the list.

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Candy said...

Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!
OWOH #473

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was in NO once during Mardi Gras. I just had to go for the parades. It was a bit overwhelming for me, but I loved the charm of the French Quarter and Antoine's. Also a small place for tea either in or near the French Quarter, which I think was called the Three Sisters.

Your photos are stunning and magical because I know the city has changed a lot since I was there.

I'm # 79 on this magic carpet ride.

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I live in Louisiana and would love to win these photos. Geaux Saints!!!

Whimsical Creations said...

I have never been there. I would love to go...looks like a beautiful city. beautiful photos!

Hope you are having a wonderful day. Thanks for the chance to win.
=) melanie
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

sewfunky said...

Never been...

Really nice giveaway!
Please enter me in the draw and don’t forget to enter mine.

Jasmine said...

Thats a really nice give away. Thank you :)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Greetings from Iowa!
Great giveaway! Please enter me :)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks at hotmail dot com

Feel free to enter my giveaway as well:

WondrousStrange said...

Lovely,lovely! I would love to be entered to win your wonderful gift!

Please stop by and enter my give away as well! I'm number 290

MissMary said...

First experience with New Orleans was magnificent Cafe Du Monde beignets made by Grandmother. Second experience was a high school band trip--loved the Audubon Zoo. Third experience was after Hurricane Katrina. I was dating a guy who I'd met because he was a refugee from the 'cane. He took me out for a Snow Ball and to Magazine Street. I'd say those last are my favorite places and memories of New Orleans!

mitz said...

ohhhh how ** mardi-gras-a-riffic** thanks for the opportunity..I would love to view the parade and take part in the atmosphere.. .. t c

Holly said...

I have never been there, but if I were I would be most interested in the people!
Thanks for the chance, the pictures are wonderful! (I'm #811)

Sarah said...

I haven't ever been to New Orleans but would love to. The food, the music, the charming buildings with their lacy balconies-everything!
Your son's photos are lovely-a tantalizing glimpse!

Pat said...

I've never been to New Orleans - but the photos are stunning.

I found you through Risa's OWOH blog post, thought it a great idea for building community and I'm now following you.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Gorgeous post of NO!!! Please include me in your giveaway and come on over and enter my giveaway too!

(#185 A Vintage Cottage Home)

Donna said...

Nice to meet you and visit your blog! Love this giveaway! I am having so much fun looking at all the wonderful blogs. I don't have a blog, due to arthritis I cannot type much at all but I enjoy surfing the net. Thank you for a chance to win.

Lola said...

I've always wanted to visit New Orleans. Since I was a kid I've been obsessed with Louisiana, reading any book that remotely mentioned it -- unusual for a kid from the Canadian prairies. Beautiful photos - thanks for the chance to win. Visit me at (#874) whenever you get a chance.

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Jesse, what a lovely idea and post you have. I love the gorgeous ACEO's. I'd love to win. I absolutely love your gifts. Please take time to visit my blog, too, for a chance to win my book, 16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood. I'm working on getting all the country flags. I promise to revisit your's too.


Triannas Treasures said...

Thanks for the chance to win, its lovely. Trianna from Victoria Canada.

PEA said...

Oh yes, please enter me in your lovely giveaway, I would so love to win your gorgeous photos of New Orleans!! I've never been there but oh how I'd love to go for the Mardi Gras!! If you haven't already, make sure you come by and enter mine as well, I'm #116. Thank you:-) xox

Anonymous said...

How Wonderful!

Please count me in!


Gina Luna

Joy said...

Please add my name to the hat :o)

Kathy Sprinkle said...

I have been there once. Hope to go again soon! The food is marvelous and the people are fun!
Thanks for an enchanting stop on the magic carpet!
Outrageous joy,
Kathy over at Everyday Bliss
#111 on the blog tour

Brianna said...

This is a brilliant idea for a giveaway! Please enter me into the drawing! :]

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Please count me in!


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Marie S said...

Great photos, I have never been. My dad was there all of the time when he was younger and the way he talks about it makes me want to do it before I die. Maybe someday.
When you have some time, fly on your magic carpet by my blog OWOH #907.
Thank you so much for participating in OWOH.
It is so very, very nice to meet you

Sherrie said...

Greetings from up in Maine....and no we don't have our beloved Patriots going to the Super Bowl this time. That is okay, I still watch just for the commercials anyway. Thank you so much for being a follower. Nice to meet you. I would love to come to Louisiana to meet you. Unfortunately the farthest south I have been is Washington DC. I'll be rooting for your team.

WW said...

I’d love to be entered in your drawing. Stop by my blogs to be entered in mine.


Anonymous said...

Hi I would adore winning the photo's they are superb pics by your talented son. My son went to New orleans last year as his girlfriend is from there and it looks beautiful
good luck and thanks for your kindness
hugs June xxx

Kathy said...

Who Dat? Go Saints! I'm so pulling for them. I have visited New Orleans several times and it's a great town. I'm originally from Houston and have transplanted to Las Vegas. Anyway....your son's photos really capture the essence of the French Quarters and New Orleans. I love photography and would love to win these ACEO cards.

Happy travels.

Please be sure to check out my giveaway with this OWOH event at #475

Bright blessings from Las Vegas, NV

angelandspot said...

Beautiful! I have never been to New Orleans. I'd love to go for the fun of it sometime. To see the people, eat some good food, and take lots of photos. angelandspot(at)

Anji Gallanos said...

Oh they are beautiful. I would love to enter your giveaway. Please include me.


JivesJools said...

Beautiful work here. Very creative! and what a fantastic giveaway! Please count me in...and pop over to my place to check out my giveaway! Hope your havin a great weekend!

Much love

spindelmaker said...

I lived in New Orleans from 1979-82, when I was 11-14. I come from a small island on the western coast of Norway, and my life changed in almost every way! I lived with my family, and went to an American school, had American friends. Everything was so big! I have a lot of fond memories from this city: Mardi Gras, the Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Norwegian Seamen´s church, Audobon Zoo, Schneckenburger Elementary School, southern fried chicken, Lakeside shopping centre, the heat! the pools, the motorways, the floods in the spring... I went back in 2000, but just for a one-day visit. I decided to spend time with my old neighbor who then lived in Baton Rouge. I thought, well, New Orleans won´t disappear, I can always come back. And the next year Katrina came visiting...

Pixiewinkle said...

Lovely photographs! How they make me want to visit New Orleans! Please count me in. Enjoy your magic carpet ride. #276

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Jessie,

I have visited the USA from Australia many times, but have never visited New Orleans. If I have the opportunity to visit, I look forward to experiencing the music and the French Quartier. I would love to be the lucky winner of your lovely photos, they would take me on a mini tour of your beautiful city. Please come by my place #70 and enter my draw. Great meeting you.


Jenea said...

Hi dear!!! I like your idea! It’s very Awesome! I wish to ALL who will participate in this wondefull give-away, Big Good Luck! Yohooooo! ;)

ozlynda said...

Hello Jesse from Victoria, Australia.
Well firstly I'd like to say what a talented photographer your son is. Very nice images indeed.
Next I am sad to say that I have never been to New Orleans, actually I have never been to America. But if I did go I would really like to try some of the food. I have heard that it is amazing, oh and the music!!
Please enter me into the draw.
Thanks. Lynda.

Peggy said...

Charming and a beautiful blog with a stunning treasure!
My first year with OWOH and I love visiting all the amazing blogs! I am flying on my magic carpet ,visiting from Connecticut.
Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
I am blog #937

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Your giveaway is fabulous! I would love a chance to win. Please add my name to your drawing! Thanks for participating and the chance to win a great prize.

visionquest2020 (at) msn (dot) com

Kathy L said...

Yep..I love New Orleans. Pre Katrina, I attended scientific meetings there. I have been To N.O. about 4 times. I love the food, Preservation Jazz Hall, the Hurricanes (drink of course), and the ambiance! Please enter me.

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Bonnie said...

I have never been to New Orleans, no. :-( Some day maybe.

jonaks said...

gorgeous photos! please enter me in your drawing and drop by my blog too if you haven't. #955 on the magic carpet!

Monica said...

It's nice to meet you! Thank you for a chance to win your wonderful creation! Your son took some amazing photos. Don't forget to visit all 3 of my blogs as I am giving away something at all of them!

WindandHoney said...

These are special photos for sure. Thanks for offering them.

Deborah Ann said...

Greetings from Wisconsin!

Your photos are heavenly! Stop by my blog at #922 to enter my giveaway.

Well, I'm off on my magic carpet to the next magical destination...

Heavenly Humor

Emilie said...

Beautiful! Please visit my blog(#921)!

Red said...

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Just Jenn Designz said...

Greetings from Virginia.
Oh wow... what beautiful photographs! And what a fantastic blog you have too! Please enter my name into your fabulous drawing for a chance to win.

Also, I would love for you to stop by my blog to enter my giveaway - #548.

EvalinaMaria said...

Hello from the north of 60! I hope that you are enjoying ride on the magical carpet as much as I do. Please enter my name in the draw.

julietk said...

Down the Missisippi to New Orleans
for the Music me thinks.
Visiting on the Magic Carpet I enjoyed stopping by. Your photos are crisp. Please enter my name in the hat too.

Alice Stroppel said...

I love New Orleans, been there many times. Would love these photos. please enter my name.
stop by my blog to sign up to win my crazy girl bracelet. ticket holder #807

Top Floor T said...

Lovely giveaway! Being from the UK, I would love to visit New Orleans one day to visit all the places in your pictures. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Please visit my blog at #711 on the magic carpet to win a designer Cath Kidston bag, handmade by me!

Jax said...

I have never been to New Orleans but I have to say I want to see the French Quarter the most. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. Jax

Connie said...

Hi Jessie!

What fabulous photos! Please count me in on your giveaway.

I'm #818 Studio 64-Chicago on the magic carpet. If you haven’t already done so, please stop by for a chance at my giveaway too.

Hope to see you there!

mrscmc7 at gmail dot com

Nanc said...

I have never been to New Orleans. I would like to go to a Madi Gras there. I love your giveaway. Count me in.

Stanza Rae said...

Thank you for participating in OWOH. And for your giveaway.

I actually have 2 giveaways at my blog, the OWOH one and a bonus giveaway. Feel free to enter both.

arlette said...

Congrats!!!!, the Saints won the Super Bowl, lol!, I haven't been in New Orleans, I'd love to go there someday soon. I had a friend from there and he told me about the cajun food

LYNDY WARD said...

Greetings & Salutations,
Enchanting New Orleans Photos OWOH Giveaway!
Lovely Blog.

Never have been to New Orleans. I would so enjoy the mystical compelling of New Orleans old historical sites, sounds & gourmet foods. The Mardi Gras viewed from an old bistro. The ocean sunsets & misty magical nights in the French Quarter...

Congrats to the Saints ~ Well deserved Super Bowl Win! Good Mojo For New Orleans!!!

For a little Glitter & Magic fly by my blog
#242 On The List @:

Cosmic Blessings´¨)
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Lyndy Ward

Caitlin said...

Your contribution to OWOH is so great! :)


Running in Joy said...

Hello from California! :)
Enjoying your blog.....
Lovely give away, thanks for including me.
Tere Carns

off on a magic carpet ride! * whoosh *
#956 - Delightful Whimsy-

Amanda31Gifts said...

Hi! I'd *love* a chance to win, please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks, Amanda :)

ps - please visit me at #1031, Thank You! :)

Chelle said...

How pretty. I would love to be entered into you drawing. So glad OWOH brought me to your blog. :-)


Bev Coffaro said...

Great giveaway, Good luck in the drawings, visit

Missy said...

How Generous of you ! I'd love to be entered ♥

Missy ~ Winnipeg , Canada
seksi_missy at hotmail dot com

AZviaTx said...

Jessie, I absolutely love the idea of a family collaberation. This is one of the best ways that families can find a true bond that will last throughout their lifetimes. I envy you for that. My family leans more towards the writing side of life. I'm the only dabbler in paint
& inks, etc. Your son's photos are just lovely. I haven't been to New Orleans in many years (native Texan here). Living in AZ now I don't know if I'll get back to NO. Visiting via the photos would be cool. Thank your son for his generosity. Tina (Yeah Saints!!)

Regina said...

What beautiful photos! I've been to NOLA several times and one of the things its all about to me is the food!!! Cafe du Monde is the spot for me... and some of my best moments in that city were spent there. Wishing I was there right now.

Regina :>

afineday said...

I've never been to New Orleans but would love to check out the French Quarter.

brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

Beautiful photos.. would be so fun in journals. Please enter my name and run over to enter my giveaway if you haven't already. I am at OWOH #978.


- Marybeth I. said...

Great giveaway - thanks so much for participating in OWOH :)

misaacmom at gmail dot com
#752 OWOH ticket holder