Wednesday, March 02, 2011

happy anniversary {giveaway}!

the winner is adrian!!

four years ago today,
i changed my blog address
to match a favorite little book of mine.
in my dream world, i am an organized, fun and useful blogger. the reality is though, i am an eclectic cluttered mess of thoughts and themes. the reason i began blogging in the very first place was because a friend was blogging. i saw it as a way to keep in touch with "what's up?" with far away family and friends. four years ago, i changed the name because
i felt like i needed something a bit more fun.
today, i honestly have no goals for my blog other than the same old "keeping in touch" and sharing interesting finds and maybe even offering some encouragement to a reader here and there.
the awesome things is, i have "met" a lot of very cool people. through blogging! now, of course i wish i had a fancy pants theme or catchy phrases or stunning photographs, but i just don't. no snazzy blog designer work, i don't reside at a dot com, i doubt i am in any "readers". that is ok. i blog because i love it. i blog to keep friends close and make new ones(best part!). whenever i see something fun, read something that moves me, find creative ideas...i want to share them! who knows, maybe one day, when i have a clear head and more time (when elijah goes to college in sixteen years), i may just blow y'all away with stellar writing, timely wit and wisdom and have a verified twitter account...jkjkjk
seriously, i love blogging and i love you, the super cool person who stumbled upon my tiny little piece of the internet and said "hello"...which, by the way, comments are fabulous!
i love feedback and opinions and stories from other people!!
so, as a bit of appreciation for reading this blog,
for old friends and new,
i want to give away a paperback copy of this sweet book:
by ruth krauss, with pictures by maurice sendak
to enter to win
simply leave a comment!
{i'd really love to hear your blogging thoughts and tips.
maybe even what you like/dislike about this blog?
anything you would like to see more of? less of?}
a winner will be chosen
on saturday, march 5!
good luck to y'all!


  1. I love your giveaways! And I love celebrating with you!

  2. I like that you post daily with something new to share. Since we’re not geographically close, I enjoy seeing pictures of Elijah, Ben, Linnea, Ivy, Patrick and you. I always have great ambitions to post continually, but never do so. Consequently, I can't really offer any helpful advice. Hey, but guess what? 88 days until I get married! Maybe I'll start a Blog with Andrew someday. <3

  3. Hannah, love your honesty and simplicity.. no need to keep up with the Jones'. Blogging is fun for sure. I NEVER imagined myself to be one. About ten years ago when I first saw "blogging".. I thought how could anyone put anything that personal?? ha! times change.
    I would love to win this book.. you find such neat treasures.
    Hope you have a blessed week;)

  4. Do you remember giving this little precious book to the girls? Haley can read it on her own now and has really been liking it lately - so CUTE!

  5. I'd love to have this little book on a shelf in my new home. Only 87 days left now!

  6. What a cute book! My girls would love it! Happy Blogoversary!

  7. I love that you have new things to share all the time. I don't have a lot of time to search the web for fun stuff so I like coming here to see what you have found. So keep up with all the awesomeness you find! I love it!
    And I'd love that book too!

  8. Only 1 day until you choose the winner of the giveaway! How exciting. Even if I don't win, I'll be okay because I'm getting married in 86 days! (-;

  9. your blog is so sweet just the way it is! :)

  10. thanks everyone for your encouraging words! xo
    and congratulations, adrian! you've won!