October 26, 2016
Ten and Counting- A Giveaway
I have been struggling to find time to get over here to talk to you guys. There are so many reasons why, all good, that it has taken me so long and I look forward to coming back to share with you when I have more time because, honestly I'm just bursting at the seems with things to tell you about but...first things first!
You guys! A week ago this past Sunday was the 10th anniversary of the very first day that I pushed Publish on this little corner of the internet. This place has been such a blessing to me. Ten years ago my baby was starting kindergarten and I was feeling a little out of sorts about who I was and what I should be doing. I can't believe what an adventure began that day.
The very first blog I ever heard about was my sweet friend Kim's blog Dear Daisy Cottage. Kim and I had known each other for a few years before she ever hit the publish button herself. It was one of many times she inspired me to step out of my comfort zone. She is like part mentor, part heroine to me. She represents all that is good and pure about blogging and social media. She is truly authentic. There is no hustle, no agenda, just pure heart, love and connection. I love her. That is what first drew me to blogging and what continues to draw me to blogging.
This internet home of mine has been so important to not just me, but to my family over the years. I can't imagine not having this space to record our memories. This past 10 years has brought it's share of heartache and happiness and many of you have been through a good portion of that with me. I never could have guessed ten years ago that I would end up where I am right now and who knows what the next ten will bring but I will be right here sharing it from my heart with all of you and I hope you might still be here reading it.
I want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your kind comments and support and friendship. I have decided to have a giveaway as my way of saying thank you. I'd like to send you a box of coziness from my Cottage Nest to yours. I'll include some of my favorite things: an embroidered bag I made, Anthro mug, tea, Rifle Paper Co journal, washi tape, as well a little taste of my Village and whatever happy thing I find to pop in the box! There is nothing special you need to do to enter, just leave a comment with your email address and if you wanted to share with me, a favorite thing of yours from my blog, well, I wouldn't mind hearing it, but it is certainly not required. I really and truly blog for myself and my people but I so love having you here and hearing your thoughts. I will pick a random winner at 8am eastern time on Monday October 30, 2016.
I just couldn't let another day pass without popping in to celebrate with you. Now I'm off to enjoy the rest of my sacred day with this yummy start and lots of making on my mind! I hope your day is filled with loveliness!