Monday, June 1, 2009

HAPPY BLOGGERVERSARY TO ME!!

1 year and 335 posts later...I am still totally and completely in love with blogging. Technically, I started this blog in 2007 so that I could share a few ultrasound videos with my family. But it wasn't until Miss Addison came into this world that I really had something fun to write about. Here she is at 3 months old. My brother took this picture the day before I started blogging...again.


It is amazing to see how much she has grown. I realized, after looking back at my blog over the past year, that all of you have been a part of Addie's most important milestones! You were there for her first tooth, her first good laugh, her first words (or babbles) and almost all of her first holidays. You saw her roll over for the first time, sit up for the first time, stand up for the first time and walk for the first time. Addie has grown so much and honestly...I feel like I have too. Being able to share all of the worries, fears, frustrations, sacrifices, accomplishments and joys that go along with motherhood has made me a better mommy. So I guess this is where I should say thank you. Thank you for reading with me, laughing with me, crying with me and learning with me. Thanks for never judging me when I do something completely stupid (too many examples to link), thanks for coming back to read even when I have bored you to tears (again...too many examples to link), thanks for letting me express my opinion and most of all, thanks for being my friend :-) I know this "Thank You" speech should be enough, but since it is my 1 Year Anniversary, I think it is only appropriate that I give a Thank You gift! That's right, its time for

ANOTHER FABULOUS GIVEAWAY!!!

What? You hope it is another giveaway from Cutsie Tootsie Designs? Well...it's your lucky day!!! My Mom and I went around and around about what to give away and since SO many people thought a notebook cover was the perfect gift last time, I thought I would stick with what works!! So, here is the lovely summer notebook cover I will be giving away to one lucky reader! 



This fantastic notebook cover is a little different from the last one I gave away. This notebook cover holds a 4x6 notebook (a little smaller than the 5x7) and there are lots of great features about this size:

* It is small and compact enough to fit in most purses, work bags or diaper bags.
* You can use it for shopping lists and keep your coupons in the pocket.
* You can use it as your babysitter or daycare planner.
* It holds a standard pocket calendar which means you can use it as a planner too!
* For those of you on Weight Watchers, this cover fits your food journal and your points tracker perfectly! What better way to keep those items organized and with you at all times!

I know there are countless other uses for this great notebook cover, so be sure to share what YOU plan to use it for. This giveaway is SUPER easy to win. Here are the rules:

* Post a comment describing how you would use this notebook cover if you win and I will enter your name 1 time.
* Leave a comment and become a follower and I will enter your name 2 times.
* Mention my giveaway on your blog and I will enter your name 1 additional time.
* Visit my Mom's blog and add her Cutsie Tootsie Designs button to your sidebar and I will enter your name 1 additional time.

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* Last but not least, if you make a purchase ($15 or more) from Cutsie Tootsie Designs this week and mention my blog in a message, you get a FREE matching credit card case AND you will be entered an additional 3 times in the notebook cover giveaway!!!

My Bloggerversary Giveaway ends on Sunday and I will announce the winner on Monday! Yay!!!! Thanks again for a fabulous year blogger friends! I heart you all!!

36 comments:

  1. Yay! I love your mom's designs!

    What a great idea for us on Weight Watchers! I just joined (again) last week and this would be perfect for that! That's what I'd use it for! I'd probably also use it to hold coupons and whatnot for the grocery store!

    Happy Blogiversary!

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  2. I blogged about your giveaway!

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  3. Your moms stuff is so adorable! I would use that for my grocery store lists and coupons!

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  4. Happy anniversary! 335 posts? WOW!

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  5. Congrats on one year!
    I would love to take the that notebook cover to the grocery store! I am so embarassed of my poor excuse for a list sometimes.

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  6. Hey Jen! Happy Bloggerversary! If I won this great notebook cover I think I would use it for my WW food journal!!

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  7. I have added your giveaway to my sidebar!

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  8. I would use this for work...too cute! :)

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  9. I also became a follower, and posted your giveaway on my sidebar! =)

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  10. I follow you
    I have your moms button on my blog
    I am a new mom of #2 and baby brain is kicking my butt! So thats how I plan on using it, to keep notes!

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  11. YAY!! Congratulations on your anniversary! I have to say that I have been thoroughly entertained by your blog and I love that I can keep in touch with you as if we are next door neighbors! Love you! Great giveaway too!

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  12. Too cute. I have a thing for lists. I write them on napkins, receipts, random pieces of paper in the car, my hand, etc. It'd be a great place to put all of my lists together.

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  13. AND I added it to my sidebar

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  14. I my goodness.
    First and foremost, I NEED this. Mama Katy needs to get into some seriuos organizational mode. This would TOTALLY become a staple in my purse.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway and happy blogaversary to you.

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  15. Happy Anniversary!!! I would love to win your giveaway, would definitely use it every day.
    Kerry

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  16. YAY! I am now officially a follower!
    Kerry

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  17. Along with Miss V, I would probably use this for all things WW. I'm TRYING to stick to it... (I'm eating a Skinny Cow as I type this...) I also would use it to keep track of my crazy schedule, shopping lists, birthdays and other random things.

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  18. I would definitely use this for a shopping list...I have small papers all in my purse and never clean them out! lol I am a follower and I will post this on my sidebar! I will also head over to your mom's blog and add her button! Addie is precious!! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  19. So cute!!! I would use this to write down my shopping list and coupon match ups! :)

    frugalfab at gmail dot com

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  20. I'm a new follower! :)

    frugalfab at gmail dot com

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  21. I'd definitely use this for shopping lists and... well... lists in general.

    I'm sort of OCD about lists.

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  22. I've been a follower for ages!

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  23. im looking at houses and writing info down in a notebook, this would pretty things up!

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  24. That cover is so cute..perfect for a planner/organizer.
    Happy Bloggerversary
    I am a new follower.

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  25. I'm a follower! And I would definitely use this for my planner!

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  26. Yay! I'll follow. And I'd use this cute notebook cover as my nightstand notebook for all of those fabulous ideas that strike in the middle of the night! ;) Happy Blog Birthday!

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  27. Let me tell you, who ever wins this wonderful little gadget, you will NOT be disappointed! I love it!!! I use it ALL THE TIME... I actually just had to replace the notebook. SO FUN...

    And HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY JEN!!!

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