Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Blogiversary Giveaway!

Hey everybody! I can’t believe that it’s already been a year since I started this blog. Last year, I had a one-month old, I lived in PA, I was about 20 pounds heavier (lol) and I was looking for an outlet from the mommy routine. Now I have a 13-month old, I live in CT, I'm quite a bit skinnier :), and I still love blogging for the community of wonderful women it has brought me into contact with.

I want to take this time (again) to thank all of you for reading! Blogging is so.much.fun for me (I wouldn’t be doing it otherwise!) and I am so thankful for those of you who read and leave me wonderful comments.

So in honor of all of you who keep me comin’ back, how about a giveaway?! :)

I basically decided that this giveaway would be an extension of my favorite things – like thrifting, CVS-ing, Target, and the fall season. (You better believe I contemplated shipping one of you a jar of all natural peanut-butter, but I reconsidered due to shipping weight. ;)

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So without further ado, here’s what one lucky winner will get!

August PA & CT 051

- Alba coconut cream lip balm (my absolute favorite)
- Nivea cherry lip balm (that I got for free from CVS)
- My total language-fail Frenchy plate from Salvation Army
- “Autumn Wreath” and “Harvest” Yankee Candles (I have used both of these scents in seasons past, and they’re awesome)
- $5 gift card to Target, aka The Happiest Place on Earth

To enter the giveaway, please just leave a comment telling me one thing about yourself!

Yup, that’s it! I want to get to know you guys better – you can write me a paragraph or you can write me one fact – but that’s all you have to do to enter. :)

For a second entry, let me know your favorite topic to read on the blog – thrifting, healthy eating, crafty projects, etc. I’m just curious to see what brings you back! lol

{This giveaway is open to all Google Followers of This Blessed Life – as in, your name and/or face must be in one of the blocks on the left side-bar. I am really thankful for the 200-or-so of you who also follow in a reader but I want the prize to go someone I can be sure reads the blog regularly – not someone who happened upon the giveaway. I hope you understand!}

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THANK YOU FOR READING THIS BLESSED LIFE!

Bring on the next year of blogging! :)

41 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary! Mine is coming up soon too and I do love it! I mostly use mine as a little scrapbook for family and friends but I wish I did more discussion posts. Anyway, LOVE visiting your blog!

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  2. I used to really enjoy your posts about thrifting. It's what first got me hooked :) Now I enjoy the posts on healthy eating and living.

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  3. I LOVE fall! I like summer, but can't wait to get to fall!

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  4. I love reading about your healthy eating. I'm several months behind you, but working on it.
    And I love hearing from another mom who has a toddler. I'm not alone after all! :)

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  5. I love reading about your thrifting and crafting projects...2 of my ultimate favorite things in this life :)

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  6. And a fact...I am an Autism Support teacher, while my husband is a full-time seminary student. I am scared to death about what happend next year when he graduates and we might move to WHEREVER he gets a job!

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  7. Happy Blogiversary, Jessica!! I really enjoy your blog - especially the crafty project posts.

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  8. & something about me? Um... ok - hows about I'm 5'2" : )
    thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  9. Happy blogiversary! I love seeing the thrifty things you buy at the flea market and thrift stores. :)

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  10. Something about me.....I love pickles. I know that is totally random but I do. And my husband hates them. Match made in heaven? I think so because now I get to eat the pickles that come on his sandwhich's! :) ha

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  11. Happy Anniversary! Hope your move went smoothly! I live in NEPA and am a mom of four!

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  12. I like your posts about your clean eating since we eat that way as well( most of the time :)).

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  13. Well, isn't this the sweetest giveaway!!! You know me girl we have so much in common! Except know you eat healthy! I need to break the cycle! UGH! My dh eats really healthy though!

    Happy 1 year! Well about me! I was in colorguard in HS. I miss it too! We one lots of competitions and was the top in the state too!

    Take care!
    Jennifer

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  14. I like that you post a little bit of everything! Stay the same!!!

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  15. I love your thrifting. A fact about me.........I don't eat sweets, chocolate. Just don't crave the. Weird, I know.
    creationsbyladeeda.blogspot.com

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  16. Publicly following This Blessed Life with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}] -- I grew up in the Air Force and served 13 years active duty :) Three of those were spent in England and four in Italy. *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  17. Oh fun! I've read your blog for awhile but just became an "official" follower :)

    One thing about myself...I also love yard sales, although I've only made it to ONE this whole year. Which is fine because we don't *need* anything, but it's always fun to browse and see what treasures you discover! I usually come away with lots of books!

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  18. One thing about me - I love dogs. We have a Jack Russel Terrier (Terror) who is my best little buddy. She's wonderful with AJ (my 13 month old) and it seems like whenever I'm about to be driven up the wall, she does something that just make me bust out laughing!

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  19. Well, I like your variety of posts, which is kind of what I do on my blog, too. I like the crafts, whole foods/diet, as well as your little shopping finds or decorating. I like the well-rounded-ness of it :)

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  20. My favorite potion of your blog would have to be the thrifty fix ups. I don't have that much of an eye for decorating, so it's been nice to get some ideas from you.

    Also, my dog, in the previous comment; her name is Izzy, and we joke that she is a Jack Russell Terror as opposed to terrier because she's so hyper. I don't know why I wrote it the way I did, must have had something to do with AJ distracting me :)

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  21. You are too sweet! I love reading your blog - especially about clean eating :) Crafty, thrifty and kiddo posts are favorites too!

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  22. Let's see...something about me...I hate running but I do it religiously! I do this for my physical and mental health. I'm running my first 1/2 marathon in Memphis in December for St. Jude. Pediatric cancer is my cause although I haven't been personally affected by it (praise God!). I feel a strong bond with moms who have kids with cancer. My heart hurts for them and this 1/2 marathon is a way for me to give back to them while doing something to better me at the same time.

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  23. hmmmmm something you don't know about me.....?
    Let me think....Wow I really can not think of anything....ok when I was little I bit my sister when she was prob one years old while she was in her play-pen and she SCREAMED. Well of course my mom comes down and asks why is she crying...I of course said I don't know?
    LOL

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  24. I love coming back for your recipes..because we know I love food. and I love stalking you, now that you live hours away :(

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  25. Happy one year blogiversary!! =)Um....I think you already know, but I'm a Florida girl!! I really struggle w/ these cold PA winters, but I do love the fall! =) Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  26. To be honest, it's not a certain topic that keeps me coming back to your blog. I just enjoy YOU and your spirit! I'll stick w/ you for lots more blogiversaries! =)

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  27. Happy Blogiversary, I really love your post about craft projects and thrifting! Your diy crafty projects is what got me attracted to your blog in the first place! Your so great at creating all these lovely things out of practically nothing! Thank you for blogging!

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  28. And a fact about me hmmmm, Well I am a mommy of two wild and crazy boys! One is in 2nd grade (Austin) and the other is 19 mos (Ethan) They keep me smiling and laughing and always fulfill my days :)

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  29. Happy Blogiversary!!! One thing about me is that I love summer and I love hot weather. It can be 90 degrees and I am still wearing jeans when I go out.

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  30. Oh and for a second entry for you awesome giveaway...I like reading about your thrifting finds!

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  31. Happy Blogiversary to you! I am a big NASCAR fan and Jimmie Johnson is my favorite driver! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. Since I'm attempting to make our diet healthier, I enjoy your posts on healthy eating!

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  33. Happy Blogversary! I enjoy your posts and hope you are getting settled in your new home.

    Something about myself...I am the Mom of two incredible girls. They are both in College and I could not be prouder of the woman they are.

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  34. I love that lip balm too!!

    domesticnerd (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. Congrats on your blogiversary!!! :) Awesome giveaway - i love when they have a personal touch! One thing about me... well, I love yankee candle votives, and have plenty of the new fall scents to get me through the season!

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  36. Happy Bloggerversary!!! {did I spell that right?!} haha!

    I love reading all the stuff you post! Love the thrifty finds, love the healthy eating stuff, love hearing about your little boy.

    Hmmm, something about me? I don't know! My blog is pretty much an open book so there isn't much you don't know! I used to swim in lakes with gators when I lived in FL - is that a random piece of info or what?!

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  37. Congrats on one year!

    About me: I'm really stressing out right now about trying to get our home ready to sell and selling it. I am also in law school in MN. I also have a dog that weighs 40 pounds more than me.

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  38. Congratulations on one year of blogging. I love reading to find out what you have been up to. One thing about me- I'd love to become a more natural cook/eater. I'm working at it, but kicking sugar is a little tough. I never knew how much I craved it until I wanted to stop eating it.

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  39. My favorite posts are the ones where you talk about healthy and natural eating. Please keep them coming. I enjoy hearing your opinions.

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  40. Stopping by from New Friend Friday over at thegirlcreative. Cute blog. Enjoyed reading about your clean eating journey. It's one we are on as well and boy is it easy to fall of the clean eating wagon!

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