Saturday, June 13, 2009

Time For A Celebration!

We have a WINNER!!
Congrats to Kari from Alas 3 Lads.
Sorry for posting that wrong Kari!
Today I am going to bypass my Sunday Sermon because it's time to Celebrate!

This is my 101st post. Saturday was my 1 year blogging anniversity.

I still remember, as I started to write my first post, trying to get my heart to stop beating so hard, waiting for my hands to stop sweating and my brain to get a grip and realize that when you blog some people may actually read what you write. But, Adiel convinced me. Blogging was a great way to make new friends. And hadn't I stalked too many people for far too long? So I went ahead with that first post and hit publish....and started to shake.

I Knew No One Was Going To Read My Blog.


I was going to be a failure. But to my surprise I had 10 comments. Ok, 8, since I left two of my own!

It's been a fun year of meeting women I now consider my friends. And a special welcome to my regular readers and anyone visiting from SITS! This has been an amazing year. I even met my first blogging friend this past week. And guess what? She wasn't crazy or homicidal! She was sweet and kind and was was helpful and patient with my daughter. (More on that in a later post.)


As an anniversary gift to the blogging world I am going to give away a $30 gift card to Bath and Body Works so a fellow blogger can have a break from their busy lives. (And during June they are having a HUGE sale!)

All you have to do is leave a comment. Easy as can be! I will be choosing the winner Sunday at 8PM MST by the handy dandy ramdon number generator. I will let you know if you win and get this gift card out to you first thing Monday morning so you won't miss the big sale!

And thanks for stopping by!

47 comments:

Reviewer11 said...

Oh shoot I missed the deadline? :( Aw shucks.

Hans and Shinta viĆ° Neyst said...

Did I miss the deadline too? otherwise I'm in!

confessionsofacountrygirl said...

I'm stopping by from SITS to say hi!

roadrunner201 said...

Saying hi from SITS. Have a blessed Sunday!

Dawn said...

Congratulations on your 1st year blogging anniversary!!! Here's to many, many more :) Have a great week!

RebeccaMom said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! I'd LOVE to win this giveaway... stopping by from SITS!

BrnEyedGal said...

Stopping by from SITS too...Happy Blogaversary to you!!! Woo-Hoo.

So nice of you to give away a gift card, who doesn't LOVE Bath and Body works? They are fabulous....:)

Melissa B. said...

Here's my comment: Marrdy, you're the best! Happy blogoversary to you, and here's to many more. And BTW...I'm trying to juggle Sx3 today with a college graduation. Please stop by!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

- a Yummy giveaway - love this one!! I so rarely visit here b/c it is so expensive!

Life with the Lees said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! That's a great milestone! I hope I win the gift card! I love B&BW! Love your blog! :)

Dorkys Ramos said...

Happy anniversary! What a great giveaway!

Janet and Maya said...

Congrats on your 101st post and one year anniversary! WOW! That's alot of writing - pat yourself on the back. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and doing a generous giveaway to celebrate!

I'm hear from SITS and signed up to subscribe to your posts. Is there a way to subscribe by email? Would you consider it? I'd love to see your posts pop up in my mailbox :)

mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

healingtouch said...

Isn't blogging wonderful? Havea blessed day!

Kari said...

Over from SITS to say hello! Congratulations on your blog-iversary!

TheYandR_Lady said...

Hi Just wanted to come by from SITS and say HI!
So HI!
The YandR Lady

lisalyn said...

Hi, I'm here from SITS.
Congrats on the 1st year of blogging. Hope you have many many more years of sharing.
It is a fun way to "meet" some very nice people.

Have a great day. :)
Lisa

Aubrey said...

Coming over from SITS! Congrats on your 1 year blogoversary AND 101st post!

FUN giveaway! What SITSta could not use a little Bath & Body works!? You ROCK!!

Anonymous said...

I hope I'm in time
Love your blog

Wilma Miller said...

Love your
blog
Hope I'm in time

LivingInspired said...

Stopping by from SITS. Congrats on the year anniversary! Isn't it crazy how people actually want to read your blog?! I love it!

Julie said...

Happy blogaversary! Great giveaway too. Bookmarking you to come back and read more :)

MyRubySlippersLife said...

Hello from Nashville from one SITSA to another.
Congratulations & many more blogs to you!
Hope you have a wonderful week.
~Vickie

Reeni♥ said...

Coming over to say hi from SITS. Congrats on your year and 101 posts!!! Have another great year!

Tra said...

visiting from SITS. Congrats on your year anniversary!

Penelope said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary (and on getting ten comments on your first ever post...wow!). I just joined SITS too :)

brneyedblondegrl at aol dot com

Heather said...

Congrats on a year of blogging and thanks for the giveaway to my favorite store.

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Mammatalk said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! Stopping by from SITS.

MamabearMills said...

congrats!!! stopping by from sits and entering to win a great prize!!! thx

Martha said...

Visiting from SITS, great giveaways and Congrats on your 50th post!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Happy blogoversary SITSta! My 2 yr blogoversary is next week =)

My oldest daughter is very much into body lotions and smeppy scents, she'd love a GC there! Ok maybe me too. =)

Happy day!!

Hairline Fracture said...

Came over from SITS--happy blogiversary! How nice of you to do a giveaway on your anniversary.

Melissa said...

Stopped by from SITS! What a wonderful,wonderful gift offer! Some lucky winner will sure enjoy this one!

Suz said...

Saw you on SITS. Great blog

aforestfrolic said...

Holy moly, you are a busy lady!

Jamie :)

jori-o said...

Congrats on your milestones! =)

Melissa said...

Visiting from SITS!!

If I didn't miss the deadline count me in!!!

Tracy P. said...

Hey Marrdy! I'd leave a comment even if I couldn't win a prize. YOU are a prize! Thank you for finding the courage to hit PUBLISH!

parentingBYdummies said...

Pretty sure I missed the deadline to enter, but no worries. When I read your profile I lost my lunch...26 grand kids & 18 great grand kids, from only 5 kids? WHAT!? Looks like you have some baby making machines over there. Dreading the day all of my dudes are grown ups, b/c I will be so bored. I guess I'll have to try to remake friends w/Hubby. Thanks for stopping by my place:)

Greetings from Guatemala said...

Not sure if I missed the deadline but I'd love to win that giftcard!! Visting from SITS. Happy anniversary. Mine is coming up in another week.

Adiel said...

Oh wow! Congrats on this milestone Mama Marrdy! 1 year ago... wow! Time flies.... and oh how things have changed!

Look at you, all fancy with a giveaway on your blog! :P

Love your guts!

Kade Boteh said...

Stopping by from SITS! Happy blogoversary to ya!!

http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com said...

stopping by from sits blessings
Brittany
http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com

pan x 8 said...

Congratulations on the 101 post! You have definitely made a lot of friends... I don't think I ever told you, you were my inspiration on creating that 2nd blog... I wanted to interact nationally and internationally.. I don't know if I just didn't give it enough time.. oh well - you are amazing and I totally missed the deadline - maybe I should blog on the weekend because I usually don't!

You are awesome!

carma said...

congrats on your blogeversary...Please enter me if it's not too late!

Veggie Mom said...

What a milestone...and congrats to Kari, too!

bluecottonmemory said...

Congratulations! Stopping by from SITS to say hi!

Mandie said...

Congrats on your anniversary!!