One Year Blogiversary and a Giveaway

It’s my one-year blogiversary!

Can you believe it? I know I can’t! It seems like only a few months ago when I published my first post about the Anthropologie Catalina bedding knockoff I made for my daughter’s dorm room.

Anthropologie Catalina Bedding Knockoff and Tutorial

I had been privately mulling over the idea of a blog for a while, and when I finally decided to take the plunge, I jumped right in without telling anyone. I hate to admit it, but I do things like that more often than I should. Probably to avoid someone (more levelheaded than I) telling me that I can’t, or maybe I shouldn’t. Also, I tend to be a pretty private person, so I don’t share a lot anyway. Consequently, it was a couple of months before my immediate family figured out why I was spending so much (more) time on the computer. And another several months after that before I shared it with my closest friends. In any case, I’m so happy that I did.

In the beginning, I mistakenly believed that blogging would be a solo adventure, never imagining the friends I’d make online. That has been the single most rewarding part of blogging to me. The people you meet in blogland are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. And I mean that sincerely. Whether you’re a regular visitor or a first-timer, I love my readers. Each and every visit makes me happy, and I want to return some of that happiness to you.

My First Ever Giveaway

That brings me to my giveaway. Now before you go getting all excited, you should know it’s not a big one. Do you remember my Paper Star Lanterns?


Well, I wish I could make one for each of you, but that might take a little while. :) Instead, let’s have a giveaway, okay? If you’re interested, visit my post about the stars, and tell me which one you want. (Don’t forget to come back here to leave your comment!) It doesn’t have to be the regular stars either. You can pick this one too.


Or either of these.


And anything you see in my Etsy shop. That includes a custom designed star too. I’ll even throw in a few battery operated lights for a special occasion. To enter, just leave a comment below telling me which one you want. I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner, and then we can work out the details (size, color, etc.) after that. Okay? How about we see how many entries we can get through Wednesday evening (CST), and I’ll announce the winner on Thursday. Good luck! :)

Lastly, I know some (okay, maybe only a few) of you have been waiting for my August calendar, and I’ve got that ready for you, but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for that one to go up. I hope you like sunflowers!

Thank you, thank you, and thank you for stopping by, and making my 1st year as a blogger an awesome one!

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