Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Blogiversary, Pinterest, & a Giveaway!

Hello lovely readers!  Today my blog is TWO years old!  This morning the other two year old in my life threw an all-out hissy fit, complete with clenched fists and teeth, screaming, and crying.  I was afraid he was going to pop a blood vessel.  Nothing a little time in the time-out chair couldn’t fix!  Thankfully, there is none of that toddlerhood drama here.  :)

{Picture of Luke from my very first post.}

Thank you for all of the comments, support, e-mails, and encouragement over the last two years!  It is SO nice to know I have kindred spirits out there in the internet, from those of you who “get” my thrifting obsession, to those on this clean foods journey like me, to those of you who can relate to my ups and downs as a Christian and a mom…and some of you relate to all of those areas of my life. :) So THANKS for making this blog a fun place for me to write, and thanks for sticking with me through this “dry” year of moving and not having a home of our own for a while.  Now that we’re basically unpacked and settled, I hope to be posting with a little more regularity. 

{Before I continue, I forgot to ever mention on here that I am completely, utterly, hopelessly hooked on Pinterest!  My user name is Jessica – thisblessedlife (I know, concise, right?!).  You can find me at  If any of you are on Pinterest and I’m not following you already, PLEASE leave your user name in the comments!  I’m relatively new to Pinterest but I am LOVING it so far!  And I’d love to follow you guys so that I can have more ways to distract myself during the day more ideas and inspiration! :)}


And now, on to the giveaway for today!

My friend Becky is an amazingly talented photographer who wants to give one of you a set of TEN note cards from her brand-new Etsy shop, Dancing Willow Photography!  You can choose ANY of her beautiful photographs for the front. 

Note cards with photos on the front are so versatile…you can mail them to friends, frame one or two for your house, or even give them as a gift for the upcoming holidays. 

This print below, “Beach Shell,” is my favorite of the collection.  How beautiful and serene is that?  I love how it’s off-centered.   Ahhhh…..the beach. :)

Beach Shell 5 x 7 Fine Art Print 

I think this print, “Golfer’s Delight,” is perfect for a man in your life who’s hard to buy for.  Great for a man-cave or an office. 

Golfer's Delight 5 x 7 Fine Art Print

And lastly, in honor of my favorite season of the year, the beautiful “Autumn Leaves.”  How pretty for inviting people for a fall gathering…or even framing one for your mantel?

Autumn Leaves 5 x 7 Fine Art Print


Here’s how you enter:

1.  Leave a comment telling me what part of the country you are from.  You all already know that I was born and raised in CT, and now we are back here to stay.  I’ve also lived in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.  I’d love to know where you guys live!  If you are not comfortable telling the state on the internet, just say what part of the country you’re from (New England, Pacific Northwest, etc.). 

2.  For a second entry, hop on over to Becky’s shop and pick out your favorite print, then let me know your choice in an additional comment.  Remember, the winner gets to chose the print for the note cards….plus Becky let me know that the winner will win an additional surprise in their package. :)  Whoo!! :)

I also wanted to mention that Becky is having a half-off sale for the month of August….use the code BIRTHDAY50 for 50% off for the rest of this month! 


Thanks for being a part of why I love blogging so much! 

Have a great day! :)


  1. Flowers on the pretty:)
    p.s. leaving you a comment LOL

  2. Congrats on the anniversary! I'm from PA and would love to win. I'm on Pinterest as and just getting started too.


  3. I love the purple ball flowers in the shop.

  4. I'm from AL :) I'm on Pinterest too - kellyjoy23. Will go follow you! :)

  5. I love the Gapstow Bridge Central Park print - but they are all beautiful!!

  6. Oh, how to choose they are all lovely! Home is Pennsylvania but live in Ohio!

    Congratulations on your blogaversary!

  7. I was born and raised in PA, then moved to CT to test my own wings out, found out my wings weren't so strong, so moved back to family and PA, the followed my husband to Las Vegas, and now in Oklahoma. Its been an adventure, but I love seeing new places. Congrats on your anniversary, life just seems to fly by sometimes.

  8. I love the Vintage Gas Pump picture. I think because its a little abstract, and can be used for so many things. Thanks for this opportunity.

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