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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

~* It's my BLOGOVERSARY!!! *~

UPDATE 11/9/09: COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED. I WILL BE POSTING THE WINNER TOMORROW!!!

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~* WoOoOoHoOoOoO *~
The day is here!!!
Today is my 4th Blogoversary!!!
Yes, you read that right.....4th!!!

I started this little blog on November 2005, however, as I mentioned in a previous post, my blogging habits in 2006 and 2007 were spotty, at best. I really began blogging in earnest last year and have been going strong ever since. And it was only then that I put my heart and time in to this blog did I start to meet so many amazing people in the blog world!!! And I am so very thankful!!! Every day when I log on and read the comments you all leave on my posts my heart fills with gratitude! If you're lucky, you can find yourself part of an amazing community of people in this blog world. And I am one of the luckiest!

So, I want to share the love! I have been fortunate enough to win a few giveaways on blogs and have always wanted to do one myself. And what better reason to have a giveaway than to celebrate my blogoversary!!!

Wanna see what you can win?!?!

Check it out......
Since we are already in to November, which is, to me, the start of the holiday season and heading fast toward my most favorite magical holiday ... CHRISTMAS ... I thought what better than a Christmas-themed giveaway!!! It is a humble little gift but it is things I love!

The cookbook and recipe cards are from my favorite Gooseberry Patch! I am especially excited about the cookbook because some of the profits from the purchase of this book are going to Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest). I firmly believe that help should start at home so I am happy that by purchasing this book I can play a small part in helping those less fortunate right here in America!

The little Christmas plaque was picked up in a local gift shop. It almost has a bit of a vintage feel to it that I just love.

And.......you never know what other little surprise may end up in the package.......

So, how do you enter? Simple! Just leave me a comment on this post. I will leave this open for one week and will post the winner next Tuesday November 10. For one extra entry, just become a public follower of my blog and leave a separate comment stating that you did that. If you are already a public follower of my blog please leave a separate comment as well. Easy-peasy!

~* Good luck lovelies! *~

57 comments:

marnie said...

I can't believe it's been 4 years already! I enjoy visiting with you this way...when we can't physically get together!
Happy Blog-anniversary!!!
Hugs,
marnie

marnie said...

Another comment because I am a follower of yours!!

Cairo Typ0 said...

Stopping by from SITS!

Congrats on your blogoversary! :) I'm beyond the reach the mail service so i'm not entering yoru contest but i want to congratulate you on your accomplishment. :)

Twincerely,Olga said...

stopping by from SITS! What a great giveaway!! Your family is beautiful! I love your dogs halloween outfit!! Stop by!
I am now following you!

Connie Weiss said...

Happy Blogoversary!

4 years....WOW!

Connie Weiss said...

And I'm a loyal follower!

The Toll House Cookie said...

Good Lord, Woman! 4 Years!! Congrats!!! I often wonder if I'll ever make it into next week, let alone next year and onward! LOL!! Although--it's people like you that have me come back time and time again (to read AND to post!!!). Here's to many more years bloggin'!!!!

Christa said...

Me Me Me...LOL...4 years is a long time! Congrats on the 4 years...that cookbook looks really good!

Christa said...

I am already a follower..:):):)

Sue said...

Wow, girl!! Four years. I love your blog and I miss you!! It has been way too long!! We haven't been to Acton in ages..next time we do...we will play!! I loved that craft show we hit a few Novembers ago :)
Sue (Maya gives smooches...and we got a new puppy named Pedey for Dustin Pedroia!)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kristen, ~WOW!!!! Congrats!

I am soooo excited about your beautiful giveaway! What an adorable plaque!

Thank you very much for entering me and I'm already a faithful friend and follower!

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Carol said...

Congratulations!! 4 years! That's awesome! I love your blog, because you are amazingly talented, hilariously funny...and an awesome friend. Plus, I get the giggles when you go off on a rant...I can't help it, I just picture them hands flying around and that beautiful Boston accent....I love it!! Happy Anniversary sista!

Carol said...

You bet your sweet #@* I follow along...everyday!

New England Girl said...

Congratulations on 4 years! That is such an awesome accomplishment! :) I'm glad you're part of the blogging world... you've become a dear friend and you know I adore ya! :) Thanks for everything... and here's to many more years of blogging!

New England Girl said...

I'm also commenting again... I'm a follower!! ... and you know I love me some Gooseberry Patch, too. :)

Monica said...

4 years, Kristen? That's awesome! I love reading your blog! You make me smile, laugh and sometimes even cry. You rock!

Monica said...

And, hey, I'm a follower too! :)

Ms Bibi said...

Happy Blogoversary....4 years...WOW.

I have an award for you so come on over to pick it up.

Jenny said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! What is SITS? I always mean to ask that!

Jenny said...

I'm already a follower silly girl!

JaelCustomDesigns said...

Popping in from SITS!
Happy Blogoversary to you!

Melissa Miller said...

I follow! Yes I do!!! He...:)

Amy said...

Happy Blogoversary Kristen! I always look forward to reading your blog!

Amy said...

And here's my extra comment 'cause I'm already a follower!

Leann said...

Hey Kristen

Well they weren't kidding when the say "Tis the season for giving" There are so many like minded people out there right now having giveaways.

You know me, count me in for anything Christmassy!

Leann

Leann said...

Entry number 2 because I 'm a loyal follwer:)

Leann

Sam said...

Holy cow, FOUR years? Doesn't seem like that long, but guess time really does fly when you are having fun. Congratulations my friend - you do an AWESOME job with your blog, AND you got Kevin to join the BLOG world; I'm just waitin' on the Bailey blog now...

Sam

Sam said...

Oh yeah - I'm a follower too. And you know I really really really NEED that cookbook! :)

Sam

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Lora said...

Happy Blog-o-versary!

♥Mimi♥ said...

♥HAPPY BLOG-AVERSARY♥

I love the fact that you love dogs. Along with my personal blog I have one for my cats and one for my dogs. You'd think I'd get a life☺

carma said...

Congratulations Kristen. Well done - 4 years is longer than I've been at most of my jobs ;-)

carma said...

following publicly

Loagan Ranch said...

happy blogoversary! You go girl!!! Congrats, i'm coming up on my one year, eek!

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Happy 4th Blogoversary. I will be celebrating 1 year this month.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

thatdesigngal said...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY...HAPPY BLOGOVER--SARY, HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY.. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!!! YAY!!! Oh, I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to get to know you...even if it is over the web! lol I always look forward to reading your blog, it makes me smile! :-)

Here's to many, many more...

(Side note: I have to tell you that my boot camp start has been delayed. I fell to a cold & fever Sunday night. Ooo, I'm bitter. Heart is there, mind is there, but body said "oh there, not so fast"...) Grrr....

thatdesigngal said...

I'm a stalker...

oops, that should say follower! lol

(I got my fingers crossed!) :-)

Shelley said...

Congratulations on your 4th blogiversary. Wow, 4 years. What a dedication you have.
You were above me on SITS so I popped over. Thanks.

Farmgirl Paints said...

So proud of you! Happy BLOGOVERSARY...I can't believe you've been doing it 4 years. Is that even possible?? Love ya girlie!

Katie said...

Hi, I'm stopping by from SITS. Congrats on your blogaversary! FOUR years! WOW!!

Kathleen said...

How wonderful and giving of you to have a give away. Love your Christmas theme, and like, who dosen't love Gooseberry Patch. I would love to order their whole catalog. So, congratulations on your blogaverisary! I, too, have met loads of great people. and made some sweet friends! Hugs, Kathleen

Ms Bibi said...

Oh, I forgot to comment that I AM A FOLLOWER AND PROUD OF IT...

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

4 years wow you're a veteran at this!! Congratulations!

Gooseberry Patch said...

Happy Blogoversary Kristen...and here's to many more happy years ahead! :)

We wanted to share the link to Recipes for Kindness on our site: http://bit.ly/1VHw4W

And also a link to the product video about this little book: http://bit.ly/RFKvideo

Thanks for your kind words about Gooseberry Patch...we appreciate them!

~Vickie & Jo Ann

she dreams big! said...

Happy blogaversary! Being a pretty new blogger myself, 4 years seems like an awesome accomplishment! Your blog is lovely and from all of us who read it, I hope you continue for many more years! uffda_68787@yahoo.com

she dreams big! said...

Thanks for letting me be a follower!

Linda said...

Happy Blogaversary Kristen!! 4 years, Woo-Hoo :) I love your blog and I am lovin' your giveaway. Nice comment from Gooseberry girls ;)
Congrats girl!

Linda said...

I am a follower :) Love ya!

Mighty M said...

Coming by from SITS. Happy Blogoversary!!

Tony, Jimi, Nicki, Joey, Ryan and Kaycee said...

4 years??!! Wow...I could only hope that I would have 4 years worth of stuff to chat about on my blog!! :) Love coming here...your ideas are great, and I am in awe over your scrapbooking ability!!
Congrats on your Blogaversary!!

Tony, Jimi, Nicki, Joey, Ryan and Kaycee said...

Oh, and lucky me...it's a double whammy because I am already a follower! Woot!

Staci said...

My word, time flies! Congrats on your anniversary!

Priscilla said...

Wow Happy Anniversary...well done! I would love to enter your givaway...I am feeling christmassy...cant believe we are in Nov already! Heres to many more blog years...

Priscilla x

Tammy said...

No need to enter me in your generous draw, sweet pea, but I had to ome say CONGRATS! 4 years, seriously??? YOU ROCK!! Of course, I already knew that....

♥Mimi♥ said...

Just added myself as a follower. You have such a sweet blog, so filled with parts of your life and yourself. So comfortable!

Jessica said...

Yay! How exciting! Happy Anniversary :)

Alicia said...

ohhh so exciting!! i love blogoversary's!! but not as much as i love you!