Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Birthday, Blog! Giveaway Time!

Well as I mentioned a while back, in honor of my first blogoversary, I decided to give one present to myself and one to you guys. The present to myself was the new sidebar. Yay! I'm so excited to have a second sidebar now. There are some other little things in the works, and I'm still not done rearranging everything yet, but I think Candace at Mommy Designs Blogs has been great to work with. She even made a little button for my blog with code. It's over there a ways down on the left. Isn't it cute? Copy and paste away. Thanks, Candace!

It's been a fun year. And thanks to the ol' blog, a lot of it actually got recorded. Never mind that Jade's baby book is near blank. I'm thinking that when my PT job has officially ended in a few weeks, I'll have time for all of that. Right? Yeah, I thought not.

Anyways, I thought I'd pull out a few of my favorite posts...one for each month.

And then I thought, who would actually read them? Maybe my mom and one other soul? Yeah, I thought so. Although I am going to eventually round up some of my faves for my own sake and list them in my new sidebar, I'm going to save myself some time and get straight to the giveaway.

I previously said I was going to round up all of the spare change from my car and sofa cushions...and actually had started doing so. Then Lily found a pile of change and claimed it as her own. Something just doesn't feel right about robbing my daughter's piggy bank for a little giveaway.

I'm just going to call it an even ten bucks and get the giveaway a goin'. A $10 gift card to Starbucks. Any takers? Just leave me a comment here before Friday at midnight and I'll let Lily pick a winner Saturday morning. She may still be wearing her Princess Belle dress from Halloween the night before, but that will just add to the drama. I think a video post is in order. Oh, and I would have Jade participating in the drawing festivities, but she is having ear tubes put in and adenoids removed early Friday morning. I don't want any drunk looking baby footage floating on the internet...CPS creeps me out.

Anyways, I know $10 isn't much. I do think it will possibly buy you 2.7 of the new Salted Caramel Hot Chocolates that they have out. I would have never thought to order a hot chocolate with the word "salted" in its description, but when I grabbed a free sample at Kroger earlier today...wow. I thought about ordering one immediately...but then I remembered it was 80 degrees outside and resisted. Yep, still holding off on carving the pumpkins...they would mold right away in this heat.

Regular reader or commenter or not...everyone's game...spread the word!

21 comments:

Rachelle said...

Happy one year! Love the new blog look! Happy Monday!

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

The new look is great! Love the read! And all the little buttons are cute! Happy 1 year to you!

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

Oops! Meant to say, love the red!

Sara@ Butterville said...

Happy first year! I just found you or you me...It's funny how that happens. You are the second person that's talked about the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate today! I think I might NEED that gift card. :) I Am also glad to see you are participating in the Siesta ornament exchange...that should be really fun!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! The new look is great! I'm really curious...I want to try one of those salted drinks, maybe it will taste like a payday candy bar.

Jenn said...

I think the changes you are making are great it looks really good! My poor baby is almost 9 months and I haven't even wrote one thing in his!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Yay, Kerry's been blogging for a year! Congrats!

Ok, LOVE the new layout. It is pretty much the colors of my kitchen, so I feel all warm and cozy at your page. :) Glad you treated yourself to it for your blog birthday!

Christina said...

Wow one year...I wonder if that means it has been one year for me...

cpullum said...

One Year!!! Yeah!!!
I love Starbucks Hot Chocolate!!!

Wilson Family said...

I think I might read your favorite posts... Since I haven't been reading your blog for a real long time I haven't gotten a chance to go back in time...:)
LOL... I was thinking I should post something on here, like "Hey Lily, pick this comment and I will take you and 'your Conner' on your first date to Starbucks!":) Oh, wait I just did. Don't read that part to her!:)
Anyway, love your blog! Thanks for sharing!
Someday we should take all our kids out to chickfila or something after the kids get out of school. Maybe Thursday? After the Harvest festival?

Chelle' said...

Hey Kerry. Happy Blogoversary. And I LOVE your sidebar.

I'm going to copy and paste and add you to my sidebar.

Have a great day friend!!

AmyB said...

Sure you can! BTW, how do I get that "subscribe via email" gadget on my sidebar?

Alana said...

Salted Caramel hot chocolate??? Hmmm...

Count me in!

Happy Blogoversary!

Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments said...

count me in!! Happy bloggyversary!

The Cunningham Family said...

happy anniversary! i love reading your blog!

oh, i have 3 kids - 3 & under - i really NEED starbucks! ;) ha!

melissa :)

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Happy Bloggiversary!!! :) Thanks for a great giveaway - please count me in!

It's nice to "meet" you; thanks for popping in on my TTT. I see you'll be joining us for the Costume Parade, too! Can't wait to see all the cuties!

Melissa :) said...

Ohhhhhh I like your redecorating! I can't wait to go to 3 columns too - just haven't had the time! Good job. :)

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Your blog is very pretty and welcoming! It always was, but I do so love the new look! Isn't it fun to personalize your blog? I was giddy when I did mine.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Love the look of the blog! It's so fun to do a redo!

Our Four Sons said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I am jealous that you have two side bars. I'm trying to figure out how to do that myself. :) Please consider me for your Starbucks Gift Card giveaway...I was there last week and bought a bottle of peppermint syrup so I could make yummy coffee at home too!

mamajil said...

A blog birthday what a milestone :)
I would love to be entered in your giveaway....
and coffee is my favorite!!

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