Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I've Found My Niche' and A Giveaway

On February 11th, I celebrated my first full year of blogging. There wasn't a band, balloons, speeches or hundreds of blog friends with me to celebrate! But, I did have a tremendous sense of accomplishment, so I did my own little victory dance! My kids looked at me like I had lost the other half of my mind.

I never would have imagined when I first started putting my thoughts on this blog, how much blogging would me to me.

This is my niche'. This is my place.  A place where I can write what is on my heart.  Or share just my normal non-exciting day to day events.  This is where I can have a few minutes of "me" time.  I love being a stay-at-home-homeschooling-mom, but it can be very isolating, especially in our very rural area. There are times when I just yearn for a connection with other moms.  Blogging helps me reach out of my little sphere and brings other moms into my life and heart.

Blogging has brought me closer to the Lord.  I have read so many godly women's blogs and they have inspired me to spend more time in the Bible. To pray more. To seek God's will for my life.  All things I had been doing before, but not with the intensity that I am seeking them now.

Here in this place I have made so many wonderful friends.  Most I will probably never see face to face, but that doesn't matter.  We are connected through our hearts.  So, as a way to say thank you to all the friends I have made this year and any new ones that I may make in the year to come, I have gotten together a little giveaway.


All of these items were handmade by little ol' me. Nothing fancy. But made for you with my hands and heart. Leave me a comment, the winner will get a crocheted dishcloth, a crocheted baby cloth for messy hands, face or to use in the bathtub, a set of 8 blank note cards with nature pictures taken by me or my sister, and finally a set of 6 flower refrigerator magnets.

I will choose a random winner on Friday at 10:00 pm (EST).  So leave me lots and lots of comments.  I want to hear from all of you!


  1. I cannot believe there was no band, no balloons, no party!!

    You already know how I feel about the blogging world. You all have become some of my dearest friends. (how weird does that sound?)

    Congratulations on a year of blogging and I hope there are many more years to come.

    Love to you,

  2. Congratulations on your anniversary! What a lovely giveaway for such a wonderful blog.

    I feel the exact same way about my walk with the Lord...I have been truly blesed by blogging!

    Keep it up!

  3. Your crocheted dishcloths are so great. I should know :) I want more so PICK ME!

    I love the connections of blogging too. It saves me, many a day.

  4. Congratulations on a year of blogging, Jenn! I really appreciate your words and the time you put into your "niche". :)

    Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  5. How sweet! I am so thankful to have met a friend like you. I prayed for more Christians friends in my life and I sure have them now!
    Things made from the hands and heart are...priceless. I love thinking of ideas for Pebbles, like the Birthday letter and want her to know money can't buy everything.

  6. Congratulations on your first year, Jenn! I just celebrated my first year on the 20th and our friend, Amy won my giveaway.

    I found your link on her post today and thought I would drop by to say "hi". I love giveaways and plan on doing more of them in the coming year.

    Amy lives less than 2 hours from me and I would love to meet up with her soon for lunch. I, along with another friend (also blogs) are meeting with Laurie Ann aka A Magnolia's Heartbeats half way for lunch in March.

    We are "sistas" in spirit and may never meet this side of heaven but oh, what a meeting that will be.

    Congrats again!

  7. Jenn! A whole year - that is so fantastic, and I for one am so glad that we have "met"! I truly consider you one of my best bloggy buddies, and if we don't get to meet here, we're gonna have a fabulous reunion in heaven. :)

    Wonderful prizes...I am so excited that you actually made all of these things - especially those note cards - wow!

  8. Ooo! What CUTE things! Congrats on your blogging anniversary! I LOVE blogging too and it's definitely a joy to connect with like-minded sisters in Christ!

  9. Jenn, You don't need to enter me in the give-away, but congrats on your one year anniversary! You have a wonderful blog and I know how much it means to you. Thanks for all your help on changing backgrounds, making collages, etc!!! I love checking you blog everyday. Even though we're sisters it helps me to know you even better!

  10. I'm visiting from Amy's blog...nice to meet you! I would love to be entered in your awesome giveaway! What great items!

  11. Congratulations on your one year Blogoversary!!! I don't play in a band, but I'll toss out a little glitter to celebrate with you:) (There are about three pounds of it on my bathroom floor right now....my daughter's show choir season has officially begun, and we have glitter EVERYWHERE!!)

    I feel the same way about my blogger buddies! They are a gift. Any chance of you making it to our Blog Fest in July?

  12. Congrats on your year anniversary! :) I enjoy your blog very much. (Love the big hair pictures.) :)

  13. Congratulations on your blogoversary! I, too, have found so many blogs that uplift me spiritually. It's wonderful to know there are moms out there who feel the way I do, and we have this great way to connect!

    God bless you!


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