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Monday, March 22, 2010

I Am Honored To Be The First BON...

Hello and welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere!
Grab a cuppa coffee, sit back and take a look around. Stay a while! I am happy you are here!

I am so very honored and humbled to be chosen as the first
~* Blogger of Note *~

Please allow me to introduce myself.....
That's me...Kristen
...and that is usually where you will find me, behind the lens of a camera. I am not a photographer, I just play one on my blog.

I started blogging back in November of 2005. Yep, I have been at this a long time. But truth be told, for much of 2006 and 2007 I was a terrible blogger. I really got in to it in 2008 and have been loving it ever since. My blog is pretty much just like me: random, wordy, colorful. You won't find a theme to my blog.  No topic is off limits to me...I jump from light and fluffy to deep and thought-provoking and everything in the middle.

Some subjects you will see pop up over and over here:
* My dog. My furbaby! And he is very frequently a photo subject as well.
* My husband and our crazy, loving, tight-knit, and did I mention, crazy, family!
* My creative obsessions...I mean, pursuits.
* My love of being a New Englander
* My love of the seasons (especially autumn) and holidays
* Gardening and books and magazines and travel and entertainment
* Whatever random thought happens to be occupying my brain!

I love blogs that are random. I love blogs that are personal. I love blogs that make me laugh, make me think, make me learn, make me grow. I strive for my blog to be this way, too.

As part of being the BON , I have been asked to pick out three of my favorite posts to share with all of you today. This was hard! I know this sounds so conceited but in going back through my archives I found a lot of posts I really either enjoy and/or are proud of. But, I managed to narrow it down to three:

 This is one of my most favorite posts for two reasons: 1.) how freakin cute is my dog?!, and 2.) this is the main reason I chose this post...once you get past the pictures I wrote about a subject VERY near and dear to me, animal rescue.

My love for my family runs deep. Super deep. We are a small family and extremely close. I cried my way through this post when I first wrote it, and it is one of my most treasured posts I have ever written.

The first two posts were kinda deep and I wanted to you all to see my silly side. I still get comments by email about this post, especially from my crafty friends. 

I hope that if you enjoy what you have read so far you will be inspired to check out some of my other posts!!! And please visit WOW often....I mean, every day!!! :-)

37 comments:

Low Expectations said...

Congrats on being the first BON! I am excited to look back on those posts!
Have a great day!

WhiteSockGirl aka The Fabulous Bitch said...

Congrats on BON! I just joined WOW and I am doing my rounds.

I love pictures,.. not a good with the camera myself but I am doing a series, A Story for Every Picture,.. so I am defs going to look around. I love making up stories about random pics.

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

Hi Kris! I'm stopping by from WOW to say hello and I'm so happy that I did! Your blog is so up my alley!!! I'm happy to be following you now. I'm so thrilled to have found someone else who is passionate about animals too. :-)

Mommakin said...

Congrats on being the very first BON!!! What an honor!!!

Pam said...

We are so happy to highlight you as our first BON! Thanks for being so supportive.

Sandy said...

An awesome job as first BON!

croneandbearit said...

Congrats on being the first BON! Love your blog and can relate to the fur baby as I have one of my own whom I adore. Good job!

Elle said...

Congrats on being the first BON! I'm so excited to read your favorite posts and to snoop around your blog.

Jenny said...

Congratulations Kristen! Fun for you. I'm going to read your linked posts now!

Lauren said...

Stopping by from WOW, and wow! You're blog is great. I'm glad you were featured. I am definitely going to follow you now. I love the little dog button you have on the sidebar. So cute, and kind of sad at the same time considering what the awareness is for. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Ronnica said...

Came over from WOW. Congrats on being the first BON!

"I am not a photographer, I just play one on my blog."

LOL I think I should put a disclaimer on my blog that says that I'm not a writer, I just play one on my blog!

Aunt of 14 said...

Yes, Bailey is just freaking cute!!!

2busy said...

Congratulations! You do have a great blog...

Rachel Cotterill said...

I just discovered WOW - it seems like a great concept, and I'm delighted to meet you :) Off to read your three recommended posts now!

MissKris said...

I enjoyed my first visit here the other day and plan on stopping by whenever I can. Congrats on being the BON...you have a wonderful site here!

Janie B said...

Hello! Congratulations on being the first Blog of Note! I am anxious to look back on your blog archive. I'm a new follower.

Lora said...

I just joined BON as well...and I'm fairly certain it's the exact place I've been looking for. Coming to visit your blog today confirms that for me--love it!

BONNIE K said...

Congrats on being the first BON! I enjoyed reading your posts and I know we would get along cause I am very into rescued animals, AND I have such wonderful memories of my grandparents babysitting when I was young and we all watched Lawrence Welk together!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Congrats on being the first BON. I love your tagline, "Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." And I enjoyed your posts. Cheers!

erw said...

Congrats on being the first BON! Your blog seems really fun, and it's so cool how you so clearly adore your family. :-) And I LOVE that you had a birthday party for your pup. I'm a big fan of animal rescue, too. I don't have an OpenID, but I'm at www.divorcedbefore30.com.

Katie said...

I'm stopping by from the WOW blog and I'm glad I did. I share your opinions on what blogs should and shouldn't be about. The best blogs are the ones that are real - the ones that express the ups and downs of a real life and a variety of topics.
Keep up the good work!
=)
Katie

Ms Bibi said...

That's so exciting. I will have to go over tomorrow when I get more time and join.

Kimberly said...

Congrats!

I am your follower, so I have to go check this BON.?

Have a great one!

Michele said...

Congrats on the BON!
I too love my dogs to distraction. I'd adopt 10 more if my landlord would let me.

Kathleen said...

Congratulation Krista! I love your blog, and the person that you are. Thank you for coming by my blog, with your words of comfort and support. I am doing better, and couldn't wait to see what you have been up too! Hugs, Kathleen

Berowne said...

I just joined WOW and it's a pleasure to visit your blog.

Lynne said...

I love "Escaping" to your blogs....


{{Hugs}}
Lynne

Karen said...

Congrats on being the first BON!

Can't wait to read more of your blog. And I'm all about random. I mean, life is random, so why shouldn't our blogs be??

lisa-grandma-s-briefs said...

Congrats on being WOW's first BON! Love the acronyms! I love your site, too!

Everyday Kathy said...

Just found out about WOW... looks like a great place if your blog is any indication! I'm following you now and look forward to getting to know you!

Kathy over at Everyday Bliss

Jo said...

Kristen, congratulations for being 'WOWs' first 'BON'!

I am so proud and exicited to be part of this momentous occasion with you.

I'm looking forward to learning more about you and am now off to read about what 'WOWs' you!

Wishing you continued blog success and happiness in and out of blogverse!

Peace and serenity,
~Jo
'The End Of The Rainbow: Life After bankruptcy'

Melita said...

i love that you "play" a photographer on your blog. :) i definitely "play" photographer and blogger on my blog haha. hope your tuesday is tranquil. hugs!!

carma said...

Quite an honor - congrats!! You know I lurve your blog.

I've gotta check out this WOW site. I've heard a few people mention it. But I guess they are looking for good solid content, which may eliminate me from contention :D

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Stopping by to say hi from WOW. Just reading up on it now and loved your post! Congrats on being the first BON! :D

arlee bird said...

Congratulations on being recognized on the new WOW site. Blogging since 2005 is pretty substantial and shows a real commitment.

Lee

Beth P. said...

I'm just getting to check this out and how very cool it is! Congrats on being the first - I'm going to pick up that WOW button right now!

Shannon said...

Aww..Congratulations on being the 1st BON...yay! I love that you are random like me, so cool to find someone else out there without one theme..nice to meet ya!