2.02.2011

year number one giveaway...

I've been reading about them on other people's blogs for years now and I must say now that mine is here, I'm quite surprised, as I'm sure many of you were, to be in the club.  Today is my one year blogiversary. 

I have written 393 posts and except for the Monday Morning series, and a very small handful of posts, all the words and photographs in every post were created by me.  I think I am achieving my original goal which I talked about in my very first post

Thank You.  Thank you for coming by here when you have time, thank you for signing up to follow me and THANK YOU for leaving comments because we all know it's that interaction that makes it so worthwhile.  As is usually the case with me, I'm going to be pondering the path of my blog baby for a while - deciding where it should go from here, what clothes it should wear and the like. 

It is also the one year anniversary of my shop because I'm crazy and launched them both on the same day.  To celebrate them both - a GIVEAWAY of course.  I will make the winner a customized initial necklace in sterling silver with a vintage pearl bead accent.  This one is for followers so leave a comment here letting me know that you follow and if you blog about, tweet or facebook the giveaway you get another entry for each - leave additional comments letting me know (and THANK YOU so much for doing that!).

Thank You again, it has been a lovely journey so far and I can't wait to see where this virtual road will lead me next.

40 comments:

Felicity said...

Congratulations Jeanette!

I'm so glad that you opened this wonderful space a year ago, it has been a delight finding you and receiving your posts of inspiration and light.

Felicity x

Krystal said...

Thank you for the lovely giveaway and happy blogiversary I think my one year was in january sometime! I'm so glad I found you in the blog world, you've been so fun to hang out with here :)

Design Blooms said...

Hey there! Im excited to have found you on your one year blogiversary! Im headed over to your shop to check out your jewelry!

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

You are most welcome for following you, thank you for doing the same. Your comments make my day. Happy Blogoversary!

jandjhome said...

I'm a follower. That necklace is beautiful.

Mug said...

Hi! I've been following your lovely blog without being a follower (Hmmm...Silly me!) Anyway, this post made me realize it, so I have rectified my omission:)
Please DO enter me in your giveaway!

Maria said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!
Has it REALLY been a year??
(Well, it is almost time for me to move again - so it must have been!)
That was SO fast!
I am a life-long (of the blog)follower, contributor, and appreciator.
Keep up the great work my dear cousin - and congratulations!!
(ps- opting out of drawing)

angryparsnip said...

Happy Blog Birthday.
I have enjoyed your blog and even though I wasn't here for the whole year it has been fun !

I an amazed how we tweak our blogs in the first year to get them closer to idea of what we wanted.

For my blog it was pretty simple, photos of how lovely Tucson, Arizona is and my travels to Japan with a very small amount of text. A writer I am not !

Wishes for another great year.

cheers, parsnip

MJM said...

Congratulations dear Momma. Love you!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Happy Anniversary! I don't know what I would do without blogland -I have made so many friends - long may it all continue.

Teenage Bride said...

Of course I follow! Your blog is amazing!

Congrast on such a big milestone! I am so proud of you.

Have a great day, enjoy your success!

bronwyn said...

Happy blog birthday to you, lovely Jeanette! It's been a pleasure to follow you. Can't wait to see how this space evolves.

kroney said...

Happy Blogiversary and Shopiversary! Congrats, you have done a wonderful job with both. Your blog is the first thing I read every weekday morning! Great photographs and writings, funny, wise, interesting and informative!
Lovely necklace, good luck to all!

Stitchfork said...

Whichever road you chose to follow Jeanette, I'll still be following along. Congrats on one year! First year anniversary gifts are paper -- except you are paperless here. I'm totally a silver fan so can just picture that necklace with my initial on it!! xo Cathy

Andrew H. said...

Congratulations! I think it is a big accomplishment and it has been a joy to follow your creative mind through your blog and shop.

You are now a veteran blogger! :-)

pamela said...

love the necklace and congratulations on a YEAR! wow, where did the time go? writing and creating!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Happy birthday to your blog!

Diana Mieczan said...

Happy Blogiversary, sweetie!!! That is so fantastic and the giveaway is stunning!!! I love your blog and I love reading your posts daily:)

Happy day, kisses

Ps: I am hosting Paloma’s Nest GIVEAWAY today:).Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Congratulations on the blog bday! And what a sweet giveaway! Of course i'm a follower :)

k. ryan said...

this is an absolutely beautiful giveaway and congrats on your blogiversary! thanks for all of the great inspiration :)
-kait

Nicole said...

Oh congrats on the one year! You have great posts and of course I"m a follower. And to open your Etsy shop and start this blog on the same day... Congrats!!!

lisaroyhandbags said...

congrats on your milestone!! and what a lovely giveaway! I thought I was already following but I guess not! I am now! :)

Beatnheart said...

Yippee for you....you’ve come a long way baby and your blog and shop show proof. Please enter me in your contest...I’ve got a cold and could use some cheering up.

Tess Kincaid said...

Happy Blogoversary! Looking forward to many more wonderful posts, Jeanette. xx

ag. said...

Wow, CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting, I hope you enjoy the sense of accomplishment because you sure deserve it! Love following along!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

A gorgeous treasure this is!
Have a happy day, Jeanette xxxx

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Happy Anniversary- I can't believe that it's been a year- I am so happy to have met you here- certainly you are a blog friend that I feel like I know you in real life!

Great giveaway- please count me in-

If you get a chance I would love it if you entered mine:
http://ladyofthearts.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-world-map-from-wall-decors.html

Stacey said...

Happy blogiversary! What an awesome giveaway too-thank you!:-). I always look forward to your posts too btw-they're always refreshing and humorous too. XX

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh wow, I remember you mentioning wanting to do a giveaway, and now I am excited, lol! Your shop is so beautiful and completely oozing with your talent.

Congrats on your one year!! Your blog and you are absolutely wonderful :) I love reading your posts, and your sweet comments always make me smile.

Here's to another awesome year!!

Pam said...

Happy Blogiversary Jeanette! What a wonderful giveaway to celebrate! Such a pleasure to follow your blog- and yes, please count me in. Best wishes for happy times and continuing creativity ahead.

VildesVerden said...

Congratulations on both your anniversaries!

shopgirl said...

Congratulations!!! That's awesome! I totally agree with you about the blogging community and the connections we make.

Look forward to reading lots more posts Jeanette!!

xoxo

shopgirl said...

Oh dear. I had already thought that I was following you, but I see that I was mistaken. I'm definitely following you now!

Have a great weekend sweetie!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

That is so pretty. Count me in!

Congrats on your blogiversary! Mine is coming up too. You've set the bar for giveaways, I'll need to start looking for something great as well.

Happy Friday!

llschriver@gmail.com

Jane K. Schott said...

Congratulations to US! I love reading your blog and hope to read it for many more years.

Giveaways are always fun and this jewelry line is really wonderful.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Congratulations on 1 year!!! I'd love to win one of your necklaces.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

One year~ what a fantastic milestone. Oh is this pretty! My fingers are crossed!

I do hope you are feeling better soon.

Laurie Chaney said...

A year of pondering, photo scrolling and swirling words.. blogilicious fun ;-)

Karena said...

Jeanette I can hardly believe it!! Congratulations!

What a lovely neclace, I would love it of course!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Vicki said...

Jeanette~ Iam new to your blog but found you through Reya! I don't have a blog but I am an avid reader in blogland. Looking forward to following yours as well.

Vicki