Friday, December 16, 2011

Blogiversary > Birthday

 December 16th, 2011 marks one year in my Inter-web home.  I must admit, that it has become more "home" than the Army life that we live allows me to have.  We will continue to move, but my blog will stay cozy, warm and enveloping, as I've become to think of this as a sanctuary of sorts.  I know that this blog, my lovely followers/friends and the inspiration I have received from all of you have gotten me through the transition to this life.  People from the outside do not understand what this world has to offer, as I didn't before I joined, but now I don't ever want to give it up ;)

When I started this blog, I truly didn't know what to expect.  I knew that I had a lot to share and offer, but didn't know if I would end up with anyone on the receiving end.  Thus, when people began following, commenting and simply visiting- I was dumbfounded. Honestly, not that I have low self esteem, but when you are putting yourself out there you never know what's going to come of it.  I am very proud to say that through having the courage to put myself out there, I have made a small place for myself in at least a few hearts.  I have met some wonderful bloggers that have been completely nurturing and supportive and I only hope that this list continues to grow.  I also hope that one day, I have the ability to inspire a few new lovely bloggers.

Anyhoo, I want to thank each and everyone one of you for visiting and inspiring me more than you will ever know.  I will be happy if I have brought you a tenth of the joy that you have brought me!  Here are the posts that brought you  coming back to this blog for more, according to the stats:

The most visited page:

Most (re)visited post:

Most salivated recipe post:

The hubs' most oogled post:
He already looks the part ;) My Soldier

Weiser's most paw-rific post:

Most chuckled at recent post:

And just for good measure- 
The post that has 550 views, 0 comments and I have NO CLUE why it had so many hits:

And Now...For what you have all been waiting for...drum roll please....

Our lovely WINNER:

Courtney over at
This lil' lady is flippin' cute and has such a good heart!  Rest easy knowing that she is very deserving of this prize, although I wish that ALL of my lovely contestants could win!  Does anyone else get anxiety when using the generator, and having to give ONLY one person the gift??  I guess I'll just have to do another giveaway soon, so that I can spread some more love!
Courtney, I'll put you in touch with Dani, so that we can get those beautiful earrings to you!

Y'all have a WONDERFUL Friday!  I know I will because my heart is full today...
Thanks to each and every one of you <3


The Little Flapper said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Such a cute blog & memories you have on here :)

Whitney @ justacountry-girl said...

happy blogversary :-) i just found you and i have totally been missing out. so excited to read along. and can i mention how freakin gorgeous you are? have a great weekend doll!

Sarah said...

Happy Blogiversary Twin :) Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

Snoopy's Sweetheart said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :) I love your sweet blog, btw. Merry early Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary Sister! Thank you for including me and my designs! I am so proud of you and will keep reading along!!!


Mrs. Pancakes said...

Happy blogversary! So exciting!

Courtney B said...

Aaaah!! YAY! I am so SO excited! Thank you :) (and I'm SO sorry it took me a couple days to see this.... I didn't accomplish any blog stalking over the weekend. Plus, blogger was messing with my posts and I was so frustrated I had to take a break. Haha I'm ridiculous)
And I'm so glad you started this blog so that we could "meet" and become friends! :)


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