Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My One Year Blogiversary & Giveaway!!



One year ago I decided to begin my own blog. I started blogging for several reasons:

1. I was completely fascinated with reading blogs about adoptive families. That fascination lead me into other blogs of families, singles, teachers, etc. I love peeking into people's lives. Some call it nosey-ness, I call it...learning! People are wonderful creatures and I love the experience of learning from each other, whether it's about parenting, adopting, decorating, dating, or any other subject. I think we learn the most when we are learning from each other.

2. I wanted to begin chronicling my journey through adoption (and waiting) so Molly could one day look back and read about what was going on in my life. I've started diaries and journals no less than 100 times and they always turn to blank pages around January 15th for some reason. I can't keep a New Year's Resolution. So blogging was one way I could for sure tell my story. I always am near a computer and I can click online and post an entry very easily.

3. I wanted to create a 'document' where I could look back from month to month, year to year and see how God has moved in my life. So many times we forget the little things and we shouldn't. So this is a way for me to look at where I've been and where I've come from. God has blessed my life so richly and I'm most undeserving of anything he has to offer me, but I definately want to remember it all! The good and the bad.

So in order to celebrate appropriately...I'm having a giveaway! I couldn't think of a better thing to giveaway than a new blog!!! I've partnered up with the fabulous Design Girl (formerly known as Blogs by Danielle) who has designed all of my fabulous designs in the past including:



This blog was designed to hopefully inspire me to loose weight...while the blog is beautiful, trendy, and inspiring to look at unfortunately I haven't been able to shed any pounds...but I'm not giving up!!

My summer blog design
My fall blog design

My Christmas blog design

Danielle has designed them all and she is so easy to work with. If you need a re-design on your blog, a first time design, or if you've never blogged and are just starting please enter! Just leave me a comment with your email/contact info. on this post until Friday night, February 13th by 11:59 p.m. I will draw a winner and announce the winner on Valentine's Day morning. I look forward to seeing the lucky winner's new blog!
**Please note that the winner is responsible for paying the cost for any digital files needed for the makeover.




11 comments:

Jill said...

Congrats on your Blogiversary! What a fabulous giveaway. I JUST had blog makeover on Sunday. Too bad I missed your giveaway.

The Daily Bee said...

How fun! Blogiversary and giveways! Congrats on one year of blogging.

I have been itching to get a blog makeover but no extra funds for such things! So hopefully... fingers crossed. =)

Mom24 said...

Happy Blogiversary. What fun. I've always wanted to adopt a little girl from China. I know now it's not going to happen for us, but I wish you all the best.

The Design Girl said...

Congratulations! Obviously I will not be entering the contest since you are giving away one of my makeovers, but I did post about it on my blog. Hope that's ok!

Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light said...

I have stopped by your blog a few times, and really enjoy it! I love Danielle, too...she designed my blog, but am thinking about a makeover soon....I'd love to win a free one!!! Thanks for the opportunity, and happy blogiversary!!!

Peace, L♥ve, Applesauce said...

Congrats on your blogiversary!
What a generous gift to one lucky winner! :D

Miss Lemonade said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! And thank you so much for a chance at a wonderful giveaway!

Leeanne said...

Hey Amy, I could use a blog make-over! Have not had the money to splurge on a fun desgin for mine but I too love to blog and find it the only way to keep up with milestones and funny things going on in our family. Enjoy reading your blog and staying up to date with everything. Hope all is well. Leeanne

Amy B said...

I would love a blog make over...Congrats on your Blogiversary..

Lisa Copen said...

I'm an adoptive mom who has rheumatoid arthritis, so I have a few blogs that are branches of my national ministry, Rest Ministries, for people with chronic illness. I've always done everything myself (learning along the way) and run everything out of my home office (at 3 a.m. like now!) I could use a makeover on my main blog where I write restmin.typepad.com! I also missed doing crafts after 15 years of RA and deformed hands, so I started scrapbookmyadoption.com and love to be able to design again. Thanks for a fun blog and I hope your adoption dreams come true soon! It's an amazing gift... but never on our schedule, huh?

Lisa C.

Jocelyn said...

Oooohhhh.... Me! Me! I want a blog!

I'm an adoptive mom, as you know. I'm now in the process of actually raising these kids. It's a ton of fun, but lots of work! I'm not currently a blogger, but have been tossing the idea around for quite some time...

My email is jocelynt@comcast.net

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