Wednesday, June 7, 2017

10 Year Blogaversary!

First of all, I CANNOT BELIEVE that I have been blogging for 10 years- 10 years!

I needed to celebrate this blessed occasion and decided to do a look back AND a little giveaway!  I appreciate all of my followers and readers and have been able to connect with so many other wonderful ladies across the country because of this little blog.
It has been such a fun outlet and often times, such a source of support.  I am so so grateful! 

So...I have aged...plain and simple
Me...10 years ago...THEN


and me NOW
 But as I always say...Age is a State of Mind!

I blog now, 4-5 times/week, and it is really a great way to start my day...as I sip my coffee of course!


My first post was on June 21, 2007
I posted about Kayla's (Stepdaughter #1) graduation from high school and Ally's (Stepdaughter #2) graduation from middle school.  
Check out the post  HERE
(and I apologize for the blurry pics from back then- I got better with photo editing as the years went on!)


As the years went on, some of my posts ended up being the most read and favorites of my readers as well.  Those posts include.....

We Are Expecting!  
Check it out HERE 
We announced that we were pregnant with Diana.
You can see the big kids' reaction on Christmas morning- I will never forget it!


The Arrival of Eva Teresa!  
Check it out HERE 


You guys are always such fans of the recipes I share too.  Your favorites however?

Dr. Pepper Crockpot Ribs- so many hits on my post AND on Pinterest- I love it!  Check the recipe out HERE 

and Jimmy Fallon's Crockpot Chili.  Check the recipe out HERE 




The most hits, I have received however, have been on the fun linkup parties which makes sense.  The most hits I have received were on my Show and Tell Tuesday, Friday Favorites and What's Up Wednesday posts.  You can find them all in the timeline on the right.  I have been participating in these linkups for the past few years and they are the reason why my blog has grown and I have connected with so many amazing people!

This one had the most hits ever.
It is Show and Tell Tuesday "Home Tour Edition!"
Check out my post HERE 
 I was excited that you all wanted to see my home- I am so happy here so I love to share!


Ok SO NOW....I want to reward one of my loyal readers with a fun little giveaway!
a $25 Nordstrom Gift Card- Sound the trumpets!  

Who couldn't use a few dollars for a pair of flip flops or summer essentials...am I right?

Also, right now, Nordstrom is offering my lucky readers an extra little something!  You can receive 16% off of some women's apparel and accessories if you visit Nordstrom HERE
Have fun shopping!

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite part of blogging and visit and LIKE me on Facebook HERE! Good luck friends!

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13 comments :

Tara Usher @ Mommy in a Nutshell said...

Congratualtions!!! That is a HUGE HUGE accomplishment. I loved going back and reading some of your old posts. Proud of you girlie.

A Gal Named Al said...

Wow! This is awesome! Congratulations to you- it definitely will keep me motivated to be able to do something like this. Can't wait to sit down and read some of your old posts! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rose-Marie said...

Wow that is amazing - a huge congratulations! I only tried a blog once a while ago, I only made a couple of posts, then I was stumped. It is a lot harder than it looks!

Good Better Best Food said...

Congrats on the 10 years!

Don't know about you but my favorite part of blogging is getting comments from my readers. We all put our thoughts, hearts, and souls out there in the universe and it just brings me great Joy to hear from people. It's so interesting to hear comments about things they liked, what they do in a certain situation, or what resonated for them.

Thanks for the chance to win. I mean...who doesn't love Nordstrom?

Patty
GoodBetterBestFood.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

I am so inspired by this post! I started my blog last September after years (and YEARS) of waiting thinking I would start when I was married with children. That day hasn't come so I took the plunge last year. Congratulations on the 10 years and I truly mean it when I say that you haven't aged one bit from your first blog post pic to today! (Another inspiration!) XOXO

Kristi Griedl said...

10 years?! Wow! That's huge and awesome!! Love all your posts! And honestly... you haven't aged a bit!

Michael James said...

Happy blogiversary! I love being able to share my tips with others :)

Donna said...

I love being a part of an online community!

Emily Smith said...

I have a bunch of random posts saved up to one day start a blog. I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences raising three boys that were born close together. It's quite the adventure!

Julie Raye-Rod. said...

It's been a great way for me to destress

Prasert said...

I love sharing and receiving tips on subjects that I love!

lindilala said...

I love reading up on diy tips!

Linda

Julie said...

I love being able to show my creative side through blogging

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