GIVEAWAY: “Hexagon Pillow, A Rose Is a Rose”

Thank you for dropping by my Raising Jane Journal to participate in my giveaways! We’ve chosen a winner for this giveaway already, but don’t be afraid to leave a comment anyway. I love reading them.

In the June/July 2020 issue of MaryJanesFarm, “A Rose Is a Rose” (on newsstands May 5), I led you here to my journal for a chance to win a FREE hexagon denim pillow. (What farmgirl doesn’t need a hexagon denim pillow?)

For a chance to call this unique pillow yours to have and to hold, tell us how MaryJane’s “farmgirl is a condition of the heart” message has impacted your life for the better in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-June.

Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

  1. Bonny Garland says:

    I love this pillow

  2. Zoe A. Siperly says:

    I have a blue jean quilt my mother made and this pillow would go with it perfectly. Mary Jane Farms and the Glampers have made my heart full of joy and sisterhood!!

  3. It is true that “farmgirl is a condition of the heart”… for over a decade I’ve been longing to, dreaming of, and working towards moving full time to a beloved patch of rural heaven we own. It was hard enough to get it, it’s hard enough to take good care of it on a weekend-and-holiday-only occassion. And it’s CRAZY HARD to leave it each Sunday to go back to our crowded town and wonder how we’ll ever manage to make this transition. But no one can take our farm out of my heart!!!! And with my memory of every excellent moment spent there over the past decade and my imagination of what will be when my dream finally comes true, I remain a true farmgirl, even in the “stuck” places!

  4. Catherine A Grimes says:

    Worth it. It’s worth all of it. Be it day dreaming or planning next years garden while caring for a current crop. The pain is worth it.

  5. mary says:

    My main outfit are jeans, T-shirt’s and flannel shirts. I gave up dresses except for summer jumpers I made when I left working in an office. This would be so perfect in my home. Farmgirl is in my DNA and thank goodness, now I can say it’s in my grown children’s DNA! both have farms. My grandmother always said I was born in the wrong century and I believe it.

  6. Ally Gledhill says:

    Farmgirl is a condition of the heart because no matter where I am in life, whether it’s a five acre farm or tiny duplex without a yard, I know that the lessons I’ve learned from this community will stick with me. I may not have the space to do everything I want, Farmgirls are clever and I can choose to live that farmgirl life.

  7. Lorraine Hess says:

    Farmgirl is definitely a condition of the heart. I spent most of my life living in the country. Even though I now live in a small town that is rapidly growing larger I still have a good size garden we eat and preserve from and I still do a lot of crafting. Some day I would like to get back to the country but, for now, I make my escape in my camper.

  8. Carolyn Sanelli says:

    Farmgirl is a condition of the heart. I am a city girl by birth but I love to create whether it is growing my herbs, cooking a homecooked meal or creating my own gifts for family members. So would you consider me a farmgirl at heart?

  9. Kay A. Jones says:

    While reading my MaryJaneFarm magazine, I am back in my childhood with my country aunt, Aunt May. She had chickens, nursed an occasional stray raccoon, raised rhubarb, and had the most beautiful peonies on earth that would grace my mother’s dining room table. I have pictures of me as a toddler followed by her cats. I believe that is why I love cats today. My garden at my farmhouse stye home in Sunfield will have rhubarb. I have planted peonies. I can hardly wait to make stewed rhubarb and have peonies grace my dining room table in my forever home in Sunfield. God is good. Be blessed, Mary Jane.

  10. Rose Mason says:

    Sometimes daily life can become too repetitive and we find a danger of not celebrating our joy in the little things we do. The “farmgirl” attitude is the reminder to our hearts of not only who we are but to live inspired.

  11. Shelly D says:

    The magazine articles remind me of my childhood on the farm. And I have a blue jean quilt from my grandmother. This would look wonderful.

    Also want to make another quilt out of my grandfather’s jeans. I think I’ll use the same pattern.

  12. Linda Bowlby says:

    As a retired farmer’s wife and the daughter of a farmer’s daughter, I love the motivation and encouragement Mary Janes Farm brings to women of all ages, backgrounds and locations. I especially love the articles and features on lost and forgotten skills.

  13. Barbara Mangrum says:

    “Farmgirl is a condition of the heart” statement is so true. Farmgirl definitely is a girl whose heart is all about simplicity, creativity, and passion of all things on the farm growing and continuing traditions throughout the years.

  14. Ardis Boll says:

    Living in “Rural” Idaho and being a “Farm Girl” is an invaluable life; more so now that “isolation” is so important to all of us. I love Mary Jane’s Farm magazine and all she exemplifies. I have all my subscriptions saved and having retired in my first year I am looking forward to many more years of Farm Girl Attitude!

  15. Susan Pennala says:

    I think if we go back far enough, we would all find farmgirls in our lineage. Not only is it a condition of our hearts, it’s imprinted in our DNA!

  16. Dorothy J. Shaulis says:

    I live in a rural area surrounded by farmland. Farm machinery going up and down our road here are a common occurrence, as well as Amish buggies. I love the fresh, clean country air, even when they spread manure! I discovered Mary Jane’s Farm Magazine at our local quilt/sewing shop and have subscribed to it. I look forward to all the stories, articles and pictures.

  17. Lora Weber says:

    I’ve made many baby quilts for gifts. And a few larger ones too. Love to see different ideas. Love this magazine too. Im all about denim everything.

  18. Tammy Slifer says:

    That saying just means “down to earth”, we came from the earth to take care of the Earth. It is the best way to stay healthy in so many ways!! Also helps us to not forget were we came from!!! Its the roots that keep us grounded. I was lucky enough to have these kind of roots!!

  19. Nancy Frazier says:

    Farm girl is a condition of the heart means simply that. No matter your “place in life”, the type person that you are is in the heart.

  20. Maureen Justice says:

    Has made me relish the simple things and reminds me of when I was a young girl in the farm

  21. Andrea E. says:

    Farm girl is a condition of the heart- including whatever makes your heart happy! Holding onto my farm heritage whether I’m hard working outside or at the hospital- homemaking is always where my heart is!

  22. Robin D. says:

    I love the idea that regardless of where you are in the world – growing up in a small fishing village in Canada, slogging through a Master’s degree in England, teaching English in remote northern Pakistan or learning to raise a small boy on a wheat farm in Washington – a ‘farmgirl condition of the heart’ travels with you.

  23. Bev Read says:

    Denim is dear to my heart. My Mom who has been gone for 34 yrs. She wore her first pair of denim underneath a button-down skirt, as women were not allowed to even wear pants, in our town scandalous! But she wore them with pride!!! She was the heart of our family and loved red roses. I love denim too and wear them on most days. I still laugh and smile when I think of my mom, breaking the denim rules!!!

  24. Lisakay Mindel says:

    I am holding this magazine in my hand because I purchased it to get the subscription card inside. My mom LOVES your magazine so I am giving her a subscription for Mother’s Day. Looking through Mary Jane’s farm I can see why and plan on getting a subscription for myself as well. I can’t wait to make the pickled radishes from my garden and to patch the jeans I am currently wearing using the techniques in this issue. I love my mom and couldn’t think of a better gift! Thank you.

  25. Denva Corff says:

    means…to enjoy handmade, homegrown, simple things….appreciate all that God has created and find happiness in helping and sharing those in need.

  26. Karen D. Chandler says:

    I love and look forward to each new issue. It’s total quality time for just me, away from all the noise and responsibilities that I normally have. The ideas and creations and recipes are great. Just in general fun to read something interesting and important, yet soo fun to read. Thanks Mary Jane, I will be subscribing forever.

  27. MS Barb says:

    I was raised in a metropolis area, but love in the country now, and LOVE it!

  28. Ann Senge says:

    A farm girl is a condition of the heart. Even though I live on a lake, my gardening is done without pesticides, and nothing but natural fertilizer. No chemicals for my organic crops. I even make my canning labels that state from Murray Lake Gardens. If I could I’d have chickens but my lake association would not allow it. Boo..

  29. Joyce Gardner says:

    Always look forward to my next copy of your magazine. I do a lot of gardening. Can always use new ideas

  30. Amy Bassett says:

    I used to consider myself a city girl until our family bought a homestead in the countryside of Connecticut. Our happy farmhouse (300 years young!) is surrounded by rambling stone walls as we have added many animals to our farm: alpacas, beehives, chickens, and in the summertime pigs. I love being a farm girl! My soul is fed by the life-giving nature all around!

  31. winnie Jackson says:

    Love this pillow out of different shades of blue. This pillow would be welcomed with a time that we are all dealing with this awful virus keeping us from others we love and care for. It would bring me such great comfort in my life cuddling up with it. Thank you for this fantastic contest! All be well and safe, Winniei 🙂

  32. Joyce Johnsonce Johnson says:

    No matter what is going on in my life I just remember I’m a farm girl st heart.

  33. Janice Hardin says:

    As I consider this, it reminds me of my townie raised daughter, who now thrives on an Ohio farm with her family where they raise otganic grown produce She absolutely loves farm life and it takes me back to visiting my grandparents on that Oklahoma farm every summer. Thank for this delightful re-visit.

  34. Katie weekley says:

    This would be for my mom she’s been a fan of yours since the beginning

  35. Linda Bennet says:

    It’s a condition of the heart because it’s everything I love: flowers, gardens, food and fashions!

  36. Deloris Bennett says:

    “Condition of the Heart” – I am blessed to have always lived in a rural area. When I was a little girl we had pigs, chickens and turkeys. I was a little afraid of all three. I now live about 1/4 mile beyond that house (further into the hollow) and have my own chickens. I’m not an official farm girl, but I’ve been a farm girl at heart for quite a while. My garden has just been plowed and I’m anxious to get the planting started. I like to glam up my vegetable garden with flowers too (and a picnic table with a bench).

  37. Leah Hunter says:

    Farmgirl is definitely a condition of my heart. Born to a widowed Mom I was raised to be a housewife, taught housecleaning, cooking, textiles (sewing, knitting, crocheting and all things crafty) and respect for my elders. I now am also a single Mom, raising my kids on a small animal farm with all its challenges and joys! Your magazine gives me an escape into relaxation with every issue!

  38. Cary MILLER says:

    “Farmgirl is a condition of the heart” because from the first time you experience the life on a farm it is always there in your heart. I could spend summers on the farm in Idaho and then return home to the city life in California always longing for the time to be back there. It was always a dream of mine to have a little piece of land to call my own, to farm and garden and enjoy nature. Farming is in my blood. My small little piece of land is now my home. I will spend the rest of my days here on Earth working and enjoying this land. It is a true gift!

  39. Abby says:

    It’s reminded me I can stay true to my heart and nature no matter where I am or who I’m with.

  40. Rachel Frisbie says:

    I take my bit of farmgirl in the burbs and garden and try to lead an organic life.

  41. Renee Paquin says:

    I discovered your magazine by accident at my local tractor supply store. I was browsing the magazines and books for something different to read as well as some backyard gardening and canning info. I’m definitely a farm girl at heart. I was raised in the country and gardened and canned anything and everything. I even did it when I was single, for myself and the pleasure of providing for myself. Now I live southern coastal and not country but I have a great husband and a great backyard and still garden and provide for us. Your magazine is truly amazing and inspiring! I love it and it is who I am. I’m looking forward to beginning my subscription.
    And I love your denim pillow. I’m all about denim! Your pillow would be a great addition to my many pillows – and I have a lot because of my health issues! But I think your pillow was would take front and center stage to all my others, right next to the neck-pillow my grandma made me many years ago that looks like denim. It’s beautiful!
    Thanks so much for your magazine and I’m ecstatic that I discovered it!!

  42. Terry Steinmetz says:

    I got my first issue of MJF magazine starting at the Plum Issue. I instantly fell in love with it and the philosophy. It really is your heart that leads you on the paths in your life. Since then I’ve collected, read, re-read all issues. I can’t get enough of MJF! The quilt I chose for my glamper from a church auction is an hand-sewn honeycomb top made all of vintage fabrics. It is a reminder to me that though I don’r live on a farm, I can still have the heart of a farmgirl.

  43. Linda Lundgren says:

    5/27/20~I can only say that if my parents didn’t move from Nyack, NY to Glen Gardner, NJ in 1961 when I was 11 THAT I WOULDN’T have become a farmgirl, so to speak. From a “city girl” to living in the “boonies,” as my NY friends and relatives used to say, living right next to a dairy farm was perfect! Made a younger friend there and STARTED WORKING, helping out with herding the cows in the old pickup (no license either!!) and on the horses; driving tractors around plowing fields, doing all the haying, oats and corn too. Best part were the farm lunches AND coming in sometimes seeing friend’s mother making homemade dough for the apple dumplings! Man they were good. (When I make them to this day, think of her). This hexagon pillow may represent all that you wrote, but it just feels comforting and restful to me. I know I was always beat after working and slept like a baby!

  44. Kathy Seery says:

    All I can say is everything about this magazine makes my heart happy! Which is the best “condition of the heart” I can think of.

  45. Jessica Kaufmann says:

    Farmgirl is condition of the heart it is true. Once you have tasted it, you can never forget it or long for it. I grew up a farmgirl on 120 acres of pure bliss as a young girl. Everyday was a new adventure with the animals or the garden. Every night I went to bed, exhausted and satisfied. “Farmgirl” gets into your blood and your heart and you either live completely satisfied in it, knowing there is nothing better, or you long for it knowing what you are missing. Now that I have children, I long for them to have a similar idealic childhood on a farm, as I did. To have animals and endless fields to adventure in and dream tangible and make believe dreams and experience life in the dirt, with it beneath your fingernails and in your very soul; that is living life to the utmost.

  46. Jessica Kaufmann says:

    Farmgirl is condition of the heart it is true. Once you have tasted it, you can never forget it and if you don’t get to live it, you long for it. I grew up a farmgirl on 120 acres of pure bliss as a young girl. Everyday was a new adventure with the animals or the garden. Every night I went to bed, exhausted and satisfied. “Farmgirl” gets into your blood and your heart and you either live completely satisfied in it, knowing there is nothing better, or you long for it knowing what you are missing. Now that I have children, I long for them to have a similar idealic childhood on a farm, as I did. To have animals and endless fields to adventure in and dream tangible and make believe dreams and experience life in the dirt, with it beneath your fingernails and in your very soul; that is living life to the utmost.

  47. Cynthia Robb says:

    Love the Farm Girl ideology – even though I live in the suburbs. It’s helped me to broaden my outdoor horizons, even though – truth be told – I’m more comfortable indoors. But I love cooking and crafts and love seeing those topics in your magazine.

  48. winnie Jackson says:

    growing up in a rural town of Lebanon, CT I can relate to farmgirl Oh how wonderful memories to recall. I recall the farm smells, walking barefooted, eating rhubarb right from the plant at my great-grandmothers land. Everyone should have the experience of farm living, especially children of this world today. People who have not experienced this life don’t know what they are missing. From one farm girl to another, winnie 🙂

  49. Carol Krygoske says:

    I have enjoyed your health articles and hand craft ideas for years. I have given your magazine as gifts I enjoy it so much myself.

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