This Is It!


It’s here, it’s here: Please vote for me!

Suzanne, must we endure this again?!

It’s that time again! The second (final) round of the SAM-e contest! This is no ordinary contest. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please read here lest I drive my regular readers mad, simply mad, by repeating it: Read here.

Against all odds and only because YOU MADE IT HAPPEN, I was at the top of the first round contestants for this job that would mean so much to my family. You can see the first round final tally here.

I am grateful beyond belief. You can read how grateful I am here, but you don’t have to because I’m going to tell you again and Again and AGAIN until you are sick of it. THANK YOU!

From today (November 17) to December 7, you can vote again. The final decision will be made beyond the vote this time–by the company. However, your vote COUNTS. The company wants to see it. Please bring it? This round, including the Top 20 contestants from the first round, required the submission of a 90-second video plus an essay. I have the video here.

I hope you enjoy it! (Those are my beloved chickens and ducks! That’s Boomer barking! Those are my animals! CLOVER. And, yeah, that is ME. I made this video for YOU.)

You can read the essay on the SAM-e website and also vote there! Please vote! Vote vote vote! And tell your friends and your family. Post on your Facebooks and Twitters and blogs. Please call and email and send the word by carrier pigeons and scampering chickens and fluffy-butted ducks! Help me rock this vote! Show them that you meant it in the first round. Just….please????

Thank you!!!!!!! (Don’t be making me cry again!)


I have something for YOU! I can’t tell you the details today, but starting tomorrow and through Thanksgiving, I have a contest for YOU to win something right here! Come back tomorrow for all the details and to enter enter enter because there will be multiple winners! (The prizes were DONATED. It is AMAZING.)

Remember you can vote every day!

Here’s the link again: Please vote for me!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! Have fun with me with this and let’s ROCK IT!!!! Cuz, you know, they just don’t think us little hillbilly farm girls can do that…..


  1. Mel Meister says:

    Awww.. your video is so “you”! I loved it! I will do my best vote every day.

    I was laid off in April and know what it’s like to need some income. I’ll be rooting for you in Florida!

    Good luck!

    ps. The hamburger roll recipe is to DIE for! My daughter and husband only want that bread now for their lunch sandwiches.

  2. pamb says:

    Ack! It’s 1:50 AM. I’ve searched every link I can find at Sam-E. Doesn’t appear to be ready for voting. (pout) I’ll check in later when I get up. Will email everyone I can think of once we have the link. :happyflower:


    Positive thoughts!

  3. Shells says:

    I really like the video, well done.

  4. nancy h. says:

    Voting for you is the least I can do for the pleasure of reading your blog. GOOD LUCK!!

  5. Sheila Z says:

    Video looks good. Especially enjoy the duck. Sounds like she is laughing, kind of like the Aflac duck. I’ll come back again when the sun comes up and do the voting. Good luck with this round of the competition. We are all rooting for you to win!

  6. Brenda S 'Okie in Colorado' says:

    Love the video. That is the most beautiful chicken, (on your porch)I have ever seen.
    I voted and hope you win. I have also alerted all my dear friends at Sugar Pie Farmhouse forum about your blog. Some knew about you and love your blog and others were looking forward to visiting your blog. Good luck Sweetie♥

  7. CindyP says:

    Great video!!! I like that…I live on a farm, so you don’t have to! Ah yes, and thank you!

    It’s 4:15, I can’t find the voting area yet…………

  8. ChrisUK says:

    Brilliant Video….Fluffy Butts and Pear Galette !! Been all over Sam-e site and cannot find the vote button,perhaps it will only start when office hours come around.My voting finger is ready

  9. Barbara says:

    Love the video. The background sounds of the chicks sounded just like my little homestead. I also could not find the vote button. Will check back later and looking forward to voting each day. Good Luck.

  10. Kathy says:

    I can’t believe your camera shy, you’re as cute as a button. Or at least, Annabelle! Some of your finest pictures in the 90 seconds, and I listened to what you said about showing/sharing with us simple pleasures. And that Suzanne, you do. You make my life better. I’ll gladly vote for you again everyday. The final tally was impressive. And it was nice to put a voice with some of the narrative of your stories. Wishing you the best in the next round of voting.

  11. KnittySue says:

    I have no problem voting but I can’t find a place that lets you vote…maybe I’m early and it’s not ready yet. Good Luck …I’ll keep checking :woof:

  12. trish robichaud says:

    i love the video and will vote every day, also getting my friends to vote as well. the farm is really looking great.good luck suzanne and cant wait to enter your contest(although, just having this site to come to everyday, i already feel like a winner) thanks for a good start of the day!!!!!

  13. stacy says:

    I couldn’t find the voting place either-maybe if its coming from the west coast it will take a bit longer for the voting page to be put in place-loved the video!!

  14. trish says:

    LOVED your videO! I will start voting as soon as I get home from work tonight and put the voting button on my facebook page.

  15. KateS says:

    You are SO going to get this gig!!
    Yay! :sheepjump:
    As soon as it lets us all vote anyway…. :shimmy:

  16. Tracey In Paradise Pa. says:

    :snoopy: Go Suzanne Go!! Love your video!! :woof:

  17. JOJO says:


    Good morning Suzanne, your video is wonderful–looks like a winner to us.
    It is 7:10 AM and I still have not found the place to vote on the sam-e web-site.


  18. Carmen Smith says:

    I’ll be voting again EVERY day:) Wow, you are SO YOUNG, I can’t believe you have a son joining the Navy!!!! BTW….my son is joining the army, he will leave for basic in June too. All the crying on my part didn’t change his mind….go figure! GOOD LUCK with the contest!!!!

  19. KentuckyFarmGirl says:

    :hissyfit: Where is it? Where is it? Where is it? I wanna vote now!

  20. Angelia May says:

    Love the video, Suzanne!!!

    I’m going to vote. I’m going to be out of town this weekend, so need to figure out how to vote on my phone, but I’m going to do it.

    Good luck!!!!!

  21. Judy@daily yarns says:

    I love the video…You are part of the reason why we finally have chickens. Thanks! You will get my vote.

  22. KimL says:

    Great job on the video! I really cracked up with the ducks moved in on the chickens!

  23. Heidi says:

    Great video! If anyone deserves this job it’s you. And I, for one, hope you get it for the selfish reason of wanting more to read from you every day. I’ll be voting as soon as they have it up and ready.

  24. Carol Warham says:

    Struggling to find where to vote, but as I’m hours ahead thats probably why. Good luck, I know you are a winner.

  25. Brenda says:

    Once again you have made my day reading your blog. I just can’t get enough of farm life and really enjoyed your video. Looks like the perfect place to live.
    hugs.. :hug:

  26. Patti says:

    Great video!! I will vote every day….Good Luck

  27. Kristen says:

    You know what my favorite thing about this video is? It’s not contrived. You didn’t say stuff that’s not true, just so you could get the gig. You laid out exactly what your blog does and what you aim to achieve, and I think it (and you) are wonderful. Good luck – please keep sending vote reminders. Off to vote now!! :sun:

  28. Lindy says:

    I can’t find a place to vote…..will check later…….great video

  29. Chic says:

    What a wonderful video! You look so cute Suzanne and what you said shows what a happy person you really are. I tried to vote too but couldn’t so I’ll come back and try again throughout the day until it’s done. My hubby will be ready and waiting tonight to vote too and we’ll both be voting until the contest is over! :hungry2: (pitchfork!)

  30. Wildcat says:

    Love the video – I’ll be voting every day (as soon as the voting button appears that is)!

    I’ll also put it on my Facebook page and beg my friends to vote for you.

    Good luck Suzanne!!!!!

  31. Cindy says:

    Cute video, Suzanne! 😆

    Still no link up at something after 8am. I have a reminder set to pop up every morning to vote and will post the link on my blog when we have it! :yes:

  32. Debnfla3 says:

    I loved the video and was thrilled to “meet” you finally…almost in person! You have the sweetest voice.
    Hearing the chickens cluck and the ducks quack as they tried to get the most of the goody they were eating sure brought back memories of my childhood. Thank you!

    I also didn’t find the place to vote so I will keep checking for the link. I’ll tell everyone I know to vote!!!


  33. Lish says:

    Ok… the video made me cry! I have no idea why! Off to find where to vote and start posting on twitter and facebook like an insane woman.

  34. tresh in Oklahoma says:

    I will check back to Vote Suzanne! I have sent this to all my friends too. The video is PERFECT! very well done and your monologue is very inspiring!


  35. Kathleen in Michigan says:

    I love, love, love the video. I will be voting every day!

  36. NorthCountryGIrl says:

    Your video rocks!! Let’s show those Sam-e folks we country girls have MORE than what it takes to get the job done…and well, too! Best of luck on round 2!!

  37. Susan Mitchell says:

    :heart: :heart: :heart: :happyfeet: :happyfeet: :happyfeet: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the video! You are going to ROCK this vote, Suzanne. You truly do mean every word of your video. Thank you for all you do for us, your readers!!!

  38. Liz V. says:

    Absolutely fabulous!! You and your blog bring such joy to me every morning, I’m thrilled I can give something back in the way of a vote!!

    Good luck!

  39. Alicia says:

    You RULE! What an awesome video!!! :sheep:

  40. Leah says:

    The video is great! I knew it would be. I’ll be back to vote . :sheepjump:

  41. Laurie Fix says:

    Fantastic video! It was wonderful to meet you through the camera! Thank you for making each and every morning enjoyable! You will win! I vote for you (and will continue to) every day!

    Laurie Fix

  42. cheryl says:

    Suzanne, great job on the video! You are a shoe in!!! I can’t find the voting link!

  43. Nancy in Iowa says:

    The video is great! You look and sound wonderful. I couldn’t find the vote link either, but I’ll be back later on. Right now I have to get ready to drive to Omaha airport to pick up my daughter’s MIL – I’m GOING TO BE A GRANDMA TODAY! C-section coming up, so I’ll be busy the rest of the day!!! :snoopy: :snoopy:

  44. mamawolf says:

    Can’t wait to vote; been waiting forever (LOL) for this day. The video was terrific. Love the sounds of chickens and ducks early in the morning. Will be back again to vote. Suzanne rules!

  45. Yvonne says:

    The video is great Suzanne. I have all my friends lined up to start voting.

  46. Kathryn says:

    Loved the video! Can’t find a place to vote. Will try when I am home this evening. Best of luck to the best blogger I read!

  47. Claudia W says:

    That video was so much fun! I love all the sounds of your life. I also like hearing your voice. I can’t wait to start voting for you…it’s gonna be an everyday thing until you are in, cause, like, you so deserve it!

  48. Victoria says:

    Good Morning Suzanne,
    Your are so cute, loved your video. I didn’t miss a day in the last voting and I promise I won’t miss one in the next round but I need a link. Voting is the least I can do, you give so much to all of us with your witty writing, your gorgeous photos and recipes and how to’s. Thank you.

  49. Andrea says:

    Any clues on where to vote? I tried every button, opened every tab and couldn’t find where to vote! I’ll try back later today to see if others have found the secret voting spot.

    Best of luck!

  50. NorthCountryGIrl says:

    FYI: If I read it right, voting is supposed to begin about 10AM ET according to Terms of contest.

  51. Patty says:

    I know you are talented and bring joy to my life. NOW the Sam-e people are in the know.
    I am trying to find the new vote button.
    You will get my vote
    blessings Patty

  52. Shell says:

    I’ll check again later, but when I click your profile to vote, I get this: It says you weren’t chosen for the Top 20… wth?

    Either way, I voted… I loved the video… and if I can continue to vote for you, I will. :sheep:

    • Suzanne says:

      That is a note they put across the board on all profiles because they are in process. I was wondering about that, too! I just got off the phone with them! It’s on all the top 20 profiles right now. I am a finalist! I believe the voting page will be up at 10 or shortly after! Soon!!!

  53. Jo says:

    Waiting impatiently! You go girl….great job on the video. It brought tears to my eyes, probably because I feel like I “know” you. :snuggle:

  54. NorthCountryGIrl says:

    Voting has started!

  55. Yvonne says:

    It’s working now. I voted. :sheepjump:

  56. Anne says:

    Your video is soooo great!!!! You are going to win!!I’m working on getting my farm going. Struggling with lack of funds. Your blog helps me ALOT…so many great ideas and humor and encouragement. I think I can ditch my therapist now….who doesn’t “get” farm life. You rock!!!!!!

  57. Debnfla3 says:

    I voted too!


  58. BuckeyeGirl says:

    It’s THERE! It’s THERE!! GO GO GO vote!!!

  59. Carol says:

    Love the video, Suzanne, but it could have used a little more CLOVER.

    I’ll be voting! I want you to have this job.

  60. Lisa Hallowes says:

    Great job everyone! Almost a hundred in the first 1/2 hour. The other peeps don’t have a chance!

    Go Suzanne! :sun:

  61. NorthCountryGIrl says:

    You’re over 100+ votes ahead already…YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

  62. MissyinWV says:

    Congratulations you deserve it!!! I am voting!!!!! Wishing you the best!

  63. SHIRLEY T says:

    I love your video. I love your blog. I have cast my vote,waiting for tomorrow. :airkiss:

  64. Jenny L. says:

    Your video is awesome! You made it look like you have been in front of the camera for years and your commentary was great. I will vote every day.

  65. Yvonne says:

    You are over 200 votes now. Way to go!!!!

    :woof: :sheepjump: :dancingmonster: :snoopy: :duck:

  66. Runningtrails says:

    I voted! I voted! I hope you win!
    LOVE the video!

  67. Celia says:

    You’re going to blow the socks off the competition even more this time than last time! I’ve shared on facebook and will keep reminding everyone I know to vote. The video is wonderful as is your blog. I don’t have time to post very often but I read every day. I’m going to fire up the back-up computer to see if I can vote on it also… :woof:

  68. Sharee says:

    Us Country Girls Got Your Back!! Voted and will vote again when I get home and will send out an email to my family to get them to also!! Your gonna win! No doubt in my mind! Lator Gator! :turtle: or Turtle…. LOL

  69. Lish says:

    Ugh.. that chick from CA has 43… 43 to 227 is too close for my liking! I’m gonna go email more people. Are we getting obsessed?? Are we?? Daggoneit we gotta get Suzanne this job!!

  70. Melissa Marsh says:

    Voted for you and put a note on my blog, too. LOVE the video!

  71. Darlene says:

    Great video Suzanne!

    I am so moved it brought tears. Glad I’m not the only one.

  72. NorthCountryGIrl says:

    A little over an hour into the voting and you’re over 300 votes already. Can you feel the LOVE!?!

  73. Cheryl says:

    Love the video,it put me and my 4 year old daughter in a good mood! Yay Suzanne!

  74. daiseymae says:

    Suzanne, I have never heard your voice and it is so soft and sweet, just like you! It brought tears to my eyes, listening and and seeing your beautiful life on video. I hope very much that you win this thing because you so deserve it. The video is fabulous, and now I am off to vote…every day, and to spread the word! :hug:

  75. Yvonne says:

    If I’m sitting on pins and needles I can’t even imagine what you’re going through Suzanne, LOL. :happyfeet:

  76. Jessica says:

    I voted and will vote every day. 🙂 GOOD LUCK! I really believe you deserve to win.

  77. KLabmom says:

    Trying to vote but can’t find a vote button. 🙁 I want to help too! I guess I’ll just keep checking back.

  78. Deborah R says:

    Yay! Thanks for the special edition of the newsletter. I had been here earlier but couldn’t find a way to vote over at Sam-e. I guess they weren’t ready yet.

    Anyway, finally got to vote: 434 votes.

    Great video, btw. Good luck!

  79. Julie Harward says:


  80. sandy says:

    Loved the video and I’m off to vote!! So glad you have made it this far.

  81. Dessa says:

    LOVE it, LOVE it, LOVE it!!!!You did an awesome job! :dancingmonster: :woof: :snoopy: :shimmy: :happyflower: :fairy: :duck:

  82. Kathleen H from Indiana says:

    Hey Suzanne, great video, I just voted….number 435!!!!! You go girl. We will all help you make it happen.
    :dancingmonster: :dancingmonster: :dancingmonster:

  83. Tina says:

    I voted!! Also sent it on to my facebook page!!

    Good luck!!

    Cherry Hill Cottage…

  84. Ms E says:

    You’re past 500 votes – HOORAY!!! Very nice video. Pay attention Sam-E people, where she writes/posts, this gaggle of appreciative fans will follow.

  85. Margret says:

    I love your blog. I have been unable to read it for a while, but yesterday I got back here. It is so amazing. Your blog lifted my spirits and put sunshine in my day! I am off to make some Grandmother Bread!

  86. Claudia says:

    Just voted, loved the video… this is so exciting!!!! :woof:

  87. mary in michigan says:

    Started voting for you after Robyn>Bitchypoo decided to drop out and told all her readers to vote for you. I loved your video and voted and will vote up till the day you win 🙂
    I also went out and bought my first box of Sam-e Complete yesterday. After first reading all about it and what others had to say I decided I’d give it a try.

    Good Luck and we all know you really don’t need the luck, you’ve got this wrapped up.

  88. TXLady says:

    Well Suzanne…I made you my purpose for the day and I have sent out emails to every one I know and posted your link on all my pages. I wish you good luck and pray that you win. I have been a single Mother with a teenager and I can certainly understand that you want and need this job. Good luck and I will be saying a little prayer for you. I know that all my friends are voting for you and you are going to win this one girlfriend…..

  89. cheryl says:

    729! You go girl!!! :shimmy:

  90. Patty says:

    WOOHOO!!! You’re in the lead and we’ll keep you there! It’s so exciting. I’ve voted, and am now off to get everyone I know to vote too! Yippee!

  91. lisa says:

    Voted, asked everyone that reads my blog to vote, and posted on facebook as well. ROCK IT FARMGIRL!

  92. Wildcat says:

    I just voted. You’ve already got more than twice as many votes as that chick from CA. Woohoo! Go Suzanne, go!!!!!

  93. KLabmom says:

    I can’t vote on my phone! I have tried all day and it won’t show me a button to push. But, I have emailed everyone I know and posted it on Facebook! I’ll keep trying and GOOD LUCK!

  94. catslady says:

    Oh you are way over 900 and the closest is over 300 – 2/3’s more votes if i did my math right lol. Loved the video.

  95. Jen R. says:

    What a wonderful video. I think you should do more video blogging!

  96. Estella says:

    Loved your video.I voted—#906.

  97. Yvonne M. says:

    Like I’ve said before, this is sooooo exciting!!! The others don’t stand a chance. Great video, great essay, great everything! I just LOVE watching the votes – higher and higher they go. YOU GO GIRL!!!

  98. Maggie says:

    Great video! out of curiousity I checked out @ 7 of the other videos. None even come close to yours…although I may have to re-watch the guy taking a shower and exercising with his shirt off. Hmmm…do you think I can turn the sound off and just look at the pictures. Seriously, Suzanne your video is very well done. You’ll have my vote every day of the contest.

  99. monica says:

    1274 friends in one day. . . Wow
    You rock! I love the video–I have wireless here at the hotel room, and it loads slow so I had the benefit if seeing the tousle for the scraps in slow motion and fast forward in the same video.

  100. Valerie says:

    This is so exciting! My dh was just 1300. Asking my friends to read your blog, watch the video and vote. YAY! Your video is just adorable. Love the chickens and ducks. :chicken:

  101. Lish says:

    Why did they move you down to the bottom?? Do they think they can move you and we won’t find you??? I’m voting from home now!!

  102. B. Ruth says:

    Welllll, I got up at the crack of dawn to vote today….
    Could not find the place…so it must have been that the dawn had not cracked at Sam-es! Had to go out of town to doctors today (2) and just got back….dawn has cracked errrr evening has broken and found the vote button…and voted…but I wanted to vote twice..LOL
    Good Luck!

  103. Cindy says:

    Wanted to let you know I not only voted but added it to my facebook page. Good luck..oh btw I don’t think you are really a “hillbilly” but it looks like you are living your dream. Stay real and be who you really are. Keep it up and don’t give up. c

  104. Amber says:

    Your video is fantastic! I love the clucking :chicken: and quacking :duck:

  105. trish says:

    I came home from work today and voted on both my computers and put the link on my facebook. I am so excited for you Suzanne.

    This company is not only going to choose you, but hire you permanantly. They would missing sooo missing out if they did not hire you for a permanant gig.

    Your “fans” will make sure of it!!
    Because of you, I am taking the SAM E now and it does work. Just wish I could find my niche in life like you have.

    We LOVE you!!!!

  106. pamb says:

    Suzanne, there are 115 comments here & I’ll miss my show if I read them all right now (g), so sorry if I’m repeating another post.

    Ern wanted me to tell you his calendar at work said today is Home Made Bread Day & that it’s celebrated world wide. :happyflower:

    I voted on both our computers, he voted at work. I’m not sure how he can vote on the weekends. My computers only let me vote once a day on each one, even if I clear my cookies. But we’ll do our best!

    I posted on a small writers loop & they’re on it. 😀

  107. jaq says:

    Voted. Good luck, Suzanne! :dancingmonster:

  108. BuckeyeGirl says:

    Well, it seems they put the contestants in alphabetical order… by first name? What’s up with that? Ok, I suppose it’s fair enough, just funny because the last time you could choose the order and have the most popular first. That meant of course Suzanne was always FIRST when I brought it up! :snoopy: Oh well, not only will we keep on top of it, but people who look at this will come here and see how fantastic Chickens in the Road :chicken: is and won’t be able to resist voting for Suzanne too! :snuggle:

  109. Barbara says:

    Suzanne, I just read your post about the Sam-e contest. I also just voted for you! I love your blog and hope you win. I am also a Harlequin/Sil. author who’s resorted to getting a job, rather than slave away there for such little $.(We’ve probably even :hug: met at a H/S party at conf.) I’ve been doing it so long, it’s sad to say I’m not sure I’m gonna do it anymore either. So I understand your wanting to do what you’ve done. I wish you the best getting this job. It’s a great opportunity. I’ll try to check in for the next few weeks and vote more. Fingers crossed. :hug:

  110. Okie Book Woman says:

    Excellent video, Suzanne. I’ll vote every day. Best of luck to you.

  111. Tina says:

    Good luck, Suzanne! I’ll be voting every day. Please keep including the link with your daily post – makes it so much easier to remember! BTW, gorgeous picture of the chicken on the porch … it almost looks like a painting.

  112. Cousin Sheryl says:

    I voted at work today and at home this evening. I couldn’t get the teenager off the computer until 11:55 PM. I hope my vote went in before midnight, because I am going back now and trying to vote for the next day (it is now 12:26 AM).

    Fantastic video!

    XOXOXO :heart:

  113. Pat Wys says:

    I just voted…good luck!
    Pat :sun:

  114. Michelle says:

    You DESERVE this! I have been following the contest and have voted for you EVERY DAY on EVERY COMPUTER and phone that I own. And I will do the same until the end. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! EVERYONE! :snoopy:

  115. ClassyChassy says:

    I voted for you! Just heard about you from my blog buddy Angela. Good luck!

  116. mary says:

    :whip: OK, OK!!!!! I’ll vote!! Just kidding! I’ll vote every day, and pray you’ll win!! Good luck girlfriend! :clover: :clover: :clover: :clover: :clover:

  117. midwestmom says:

    Congrats!! So excited you are in the top 20. I’ve been voting! And I loved your video. Good luck!

  118. Kris says:

    Suzanne, I am voting for you! It was so great to hear your voice on the video. I adore your blog, your stories, the animals, and the recipes…wow! Thanks for doing what you do.

  119. Bobbi Frame-Love says:

    Of course I’ll vote for you. Anyone having this much trouble starting a wood stove gets my vote any day. just be careful you don’t do what my ex did and buen down thehouse. He used gasoline in a kitchen wood stove he had already used a few hours before. Guess he “forgot” to check for ember. I love your site.

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