I recently won this cute apron and necklace from Susan over at Five Great Kiddos.
Since starting to blog, I have also won a jammin' CD from Anna, some really yummy peach jam/syrup from Jen at Denton Sanitorium, a really cool camera strap (that is waiting patiently for a nice camera to be worn on) from Mandy at Mom of Two Boys and some really cute note cards from Karen at Stairstep Boys.
Even though now it seems that I must be in this for the loot....
I really have gotten so much joy out of blogging that I thought I'd share some thoughts on bloggy goodness!
B is for Blogger. It has been so much fun to learn to create something on my own. I have never been computer savy, but Blogger has been fairly easy for me to use.
L is for lots and lots of great ideas. I have enjoyed sharing and taking some great ideas from so many of your creative minds. Things from recipes and crafts...to the latest great book reads.
O is for online! A scrapbook that I can show my friends as often as they wish to see it! A journal that I can continue anywhere there is a WIFI connection....and then there are your scrapbooks and journals that I can read and enjoy online as well.
G is for the gallery of beautiful photos and inspirational posts that I enjoy viewing and reading. I long to take those gorgeous photos and tweek them just right with some fancy photo tools....and I long to grow as a writer to share feelings and emotion just as so many of you do!
G is also for my growing number of followers. I remember blogging just for me...then someone followed (It was Cathy from Checkitoff) and that's when I got really excited....and wanted to post more just for her to read. Ha! I really can't believe 100 people have clicked that follow button!
Y is for YOU! Thanks for visiting, reading, commenting and sharing this little journey with me. I feel like I have made some wonderful friends that I look forward to seeing and hearing from each morning and evening! You have encouraged me and I have been touched and inspired by so many of you!
G is for grammar and my lack of knowng how to use it! Thank you for letting me use "........." and "~ " to pretend to be talking rather than writing. And I know you should never start a sentence with "so", but I really like to...because I tend to talk that way!
O is for the opposite of fast, which is slow....and that is what I'm hoping this blog will help me do. Slow down and look around. Live intentionally. Notice things and keep records. Take more pictures and tell more stories. Share my thoughts and keep it real!
O is also for the opportunity to blog hop and mingle and meet folks that I would never be able to meet otherwise. To read a comment somewhere and think...Oh I'd like to meet her, I'll check out her blog....and then...a new bloggy friend. To think of meeting some of you for real sometime excites me too!
D is for the Day In and Day Out happenings of my life that give me the inspiration to write these musings. My family mostly...and realizing that the ordinary things in my life make it what it really is...extra~ordinary and so very worthy of blogging about!
N is for all the things I notice in the world around me. Blogging has caused me to look at things differently, with more thought and purpose.....as if a melted popsicle would be the next great blog post.
E is for excited 'cause I've only got 2 more to go. I have so much to say...and having to tweek it to fit this mold is, well...starting to get the best of me.
S is for spelling...and the dictionary I've been using. Like grammar, I still don't always get it right, but knowing that someone else is reading makes it at least important enough to try!
S is also for Scrapblog and you know how much I love that. It is where I make my headers and little photo videos to share. It is so much fun for me to see what I can create.
Whew! There you have it. Bloggy goodness......Now for the giveaway!
I have a friend who makes the cutest signs out of recycled items. I thought you might like to have one.
Here it is. Isn't it so cute?
This one's for my bloggy friends.
Oh yeah....today is the 10th....10 on 10!
Have a great weekend!