Monday, January 14, 2013

Blog Birthday + a Giveaway


Hi all, I'm back! It is very bizarre to think that I was in Florida a week ago. The trip down was pretty crazy... and long! I have family in Columbus, my mom's sister, her husband, and my two cousins. My two cousins are girls and my sister and I were very close to them as kids. Anyway, my uncle and cousins drove down to Cincinnati and picked my father, sister, and I up (my mom and aunt flew to Florida the day before). And we all headed to Florida. It ended up taking about a little over 16 hours! And it turns out my father isn't a very good passenger. I think he has undiagnosed ADD! : )

The trip was sad and happy at the same time.  I was able to catch up with family members I haven't seen in a long time. But the reason for all of us getting together was very sad. She was my last grandparent to pass away. I will miss her and all of my other grandparents very much. The generations have now shifted. My parents are the older generation now and it is strange to think about.

Enough of that, on to something happy. My blog is 1 year old! The birthday was actually at the end of December, but with the holidays I didn't want to celebrate it then. So I've sort of moved the birthday to the beginning of January. I can't believe I have been blogging for a whole year! I have learned a lot and can't wait to see were my blog goes in the future. In honor of my blog's birthday I will be doing my very first giveaway! The prize is:



A $20 Michaels Gift Card

The giveaway starts today and will end next monday at midnight. I will anounce the winner on Tuesday. Good luck!

Please note that this giveaway is only open to US residents.

a Rafflecopter giveaway stephanie

33 comments:

  1. Oh-I am so sorry that you had to go to FL for that reason. It was really odd because when my last Aunt passed away I realized that I was now the oldest generation. It is an odd feeling to think that there is no family member older than you to look to anymore. Blessings to you and congrats on your first year anniversary. I have won several giveaways in the past so I will let someone else have a chance this time! xo Diana

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  2. I like to buy crafts for my kids and I to work on at Michaels. Thank you!
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  3. Happy blogiversary!! How exciting!

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  4. I'm feeling crafty and would love to have $20 to Michael's to pick up some supplies :)
    bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

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  5. Thank you for the giveaway! I love Michaels!!
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  6. I love shopping at Michael's - thank you!

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  7. thank you for the chance to win!

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  8. Happy 1st Birthday to your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. So sorry to hear about your lose . But as bright note , congratulations for your blog aniversery :)

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  10. I was raised by my grandparents and have lost them both now, one recently. I'm not going to tell you I understand your loss because I think all situations are different, but I will tell you I can relate and that I'm so sorry for your pain.

    Congratulations on your 1 year blog birthday! New follower here and I kind of feel like I've been missing out! :)

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  11. I am following you on GFC and on Facebook. Would love if you would come visit me at my site - http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/

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  12. Congrats on your blog anniversary!

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  13. Congrats! Thanks so much for the giveaway chance :)

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  14. Congrats on your blogerversay!

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  15. Congratulations on completing 1 year ! Sweet Giveaway...Thanks

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  16. I am so sorry about your grandmother. Mine passed away 13 years ago and I still miss her, grand parents are so special. Debra
    C. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  17. Thanks for a chance! I have a 4 year blogaversary candy - come and check it out: Here!

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  18. Happy birthday to your little blog! Great giveaway - thanks!!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  19. Happy Birthday!! So excited to have found your blog!
    Hugs, Jen

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  20. Thank you so much for this great giveaway!

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new follower. :)

    Kim
    Little Rays of Sunshine

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  22. My kids and I would definitely enjoy this (crossing fingers)!

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  23. I love Michaels! Happy blog birthday!

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  24. Congrats on one year! That's fantastic. I actually live right by Cincy--glad you had fun seeing your family.

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  25. thanks for the giveaway ,, i sew for a a living so this would be great..

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  26. we recently had Michaels open near my house- Its my favorite craft shop and I am so excited

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