Saturday, February 7, 2009

Happy Blogiversary to Me!!! Give Away!!!




I'm ONE!























One year ago today, I jumped in with both feet (and all 10 fingers!) into the world of blogging. I had been warned that it would be addicting and that I might as well kiss my clean house, other hobbies, and all pride good-bye. Of course I didn't really believe THAT was going to happen. Guess I should have listened. Parting has been such sweet sorrrow...



Even so, it has been one of the greatest things I have ever done. I am a born historian and this blog has helped me record things that otherwise would have been lost in the shuffle of life. I LOVE to take pictures (always have) and blogging has allowed me to merge my love of photos with my love of writing and my love of recording history. It is like the perfect medium for me! I was born to blog! I just feel bad blogging wasn't around years ago when my boys were little. Oh the posts I could have written then! Thinking...blackmail!


I am grateful to YOU, my readers, who so graciously read my posts even though I know many of them must be extremely boring because I post so many things historically speaking, since I want to remember them for my family's sake. Thanks for sticking with me for an entire year! When I started, I only had one bloggy friend. Now I can't even count how many of you there are. I have friends from all over the world! It blows my mind to think I have friends not only across the United States, but in the Phillipines, the Netherlands, England, and Japan...even India! The internet is an amazing thing. Even though I haven't met many of you, I consider you to be my dear friends! Thank you for your wonderful and sweet comments! How I LOVE your COMMENTS!


Since I added my stat counter, I have had over 22,000 hits on my blog. That's kind of a scary thought. Especially not knowing who all those readers are! But it's still so much fun.

I must say how much I love reading your blogs as well. I have noticed that I don't read as many books as I used to, because I enjoy reading blogs so much now! Thanks for taking me in as your bloggy friend. It's been a great year!!!

I YOU ALL!



































Okay now for the FUN part!!!

I am having a GIVE AWAY to celebrate my BLOGIVERSARY! I LOVE contests and give aways! I never win any of them, but I like giving stuff away!

As we all know PURPLE RULES, so here's the rules:
Leave me a comment and you will be automatically entered ONCE!
Everyone is welcome to enter! Even if this is your first time to stop by! Enter!!!
Leave me a comment PLUS add my link to your blog encouraging your readers to enter, and you will be entered TWICE! Just be sure and let me know you linked me.


Leave me a comment PLUS link me to your blog PLUS email me a picture (or saying) of something unusual or unique that is purple (or has to do with purple) that I can use in my upcoming post titled: Purple PASSION Post(see some examples in pictures below) and you will be entered THRICE! (Or if you don't link me but do this and leave a comment then I will enter you twice)

My email address is at the bottom of where you leave comments.


I will also choose a winner of the person that emails me the most unusual purple thing I don't already have saved in my picture file. (two winners on this one!) I have been collecting unusual purple things for this post for nine months...so this one is going to be a challenge!!!
You have until Valentine's Day ~ so get hunting! And you can email me as many things as you find. No limit!


PRIZES!!! PRIZES!!! PRIZES!!!


...in ALL things PURPLE!!!


There will be FOUR winners...yea! Not just one!!!

The first name drawn will win this purple-ee little package of:
☺A stylin' purple make-up bag! We all need more of those!

☺Slipper socks in the very in-style color of (yep you guessed it!) PURPLE!

☺The cutest little PURPLE-ISH smileyface keychain that is a mini flashlight (handy dandy for when it's dark and you need to see your keyhole OR other darkened things!)

☺Way cool purple fingernail clippers! You can NEVER have enough of those!

☺Seductivepurple lip gloss! Who doesn't want to be more seductive!(If you are one of my guy readers - this would make a very seductive gift! Unless of course...nevermind!)


The second name drawn will win this

most adorable PURPLE Easter Apron and PURPLE Easter Egg shaped bowl!!! How cute are these????



My bloggy peeps (two winners on this one!) who email me the most creative, unusual, unique, strangest, or most outrageous

PURPLE FIND

will win ONE of these:

Yes my internets, it is CHOCOLATE!
Purple wrapped chocolate even! Did you really think I would have a give away without some kind of CHOCOLATE involved???
Someone should really invent PURPLE
CHOCOLATE!





GOOD LUCK!
Here are a few ideas (just ideas...yours need to be original!)






Oh my crap!!!


























If that is a lighthouse in the back ↑, this would be thee perfect picture...well, not quite, it would need some chocolate in there somewhere too.


































I am ready to design my next kitchen now!!!







I once ate so many carrots I turned ORANGE! If I had only known these were around then!



















I would love a BIG BEAR HUG from this guy! It would be all purple-ee and fun!











Oh my crap AGAIN!
















Looks like my bathroom is going to need a remodel now too!






Udderly amazing!
"I" might even chicken out if offered this!!! ↑






HAVE FUN!!!
Winners will be chosen on VD! (Valentine's Day!)













106 comments:

Paula said...

Loved the post And Happy Blogoversary! Hope I can win as you know I love purple too!

Michelle said...

Those were some far out purple things! Happy Blogoversary and enter me!!!

Tiffany said...

Yay, you can enter me, too. I will link back to you and send you something purple crazy.:) Yay for a one year blogiversary! Hugs!!!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

think this my first time here, but HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! My 3 year is in a week. It flies by...

Coffee Slut said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Yvonne said...

Happy Blogoversary. Has it really been a year????

Fun contest.

Kelsee said...

This looks like fun! I love the apron and bowl! I want to win!!!

I am going to try and do it all so I can enter three times!!!

Kelli said...

Ok, heres my comment for my first entery. HOW FUN. I know exactly what I am going to take a picture of, I just have to figure out how I can get in there.

Kelli said...

second entery for me! woo hoo, heres the link http://all-k-names.blogspot.com/2009/02/best-giveaway-ever-because-its.html

Kori said...

Chocolate. I seen Chocolate.

Count me in. Now I'm off to hunt all things purple.

The Hoyt's said...

Yeah How fun!! I will get all 3 in..
Thanks Jodi....

Katherine said...

Happy Blog Day' love the purple kitchen..

Lucy said...

Yay for you at one year. I love blogging!

Dawn said...

Happy Blogoversary, Jodi! I absolutely love your blog, and I am so thankful that I have gotten to know you. :-) As for the contest...Enter me!! You can enter me twice because I am going to tell others all about this contest, and I will link to you.

Shannon H. said...

Happy Blogoversary !!! Have a great one!

Lisa w said...

Happy Blogoversary! I enjoy so much reading your blogs--keep up the good work! Love ya!

Tiffany said...

Oh, I think I'm retarded. I have to go out and find things that are purple and take pictures of them?! Oops. Well, just add me twice then. Once for the comment and once for linking back to you. Wow, am I ever loosing brain cells with this baby.:O)

Sandy said...

I can't believe all the purple things you have found over the years. Congrats on the bogiversary. I haven't set up a blog yet but I love reading yours.

Jodi said...

No Tiffany! You don't have to go out and find them! Find them on the internet!!!

Shauna said...

Happy 1 year!!! Please count me in the giveaway! I will do all the items! I would l♥ve to win this! Hope you have a beautiful day! Purple is AWESOME! ♥ Hugs :)

Heather said...

No worries I have a stand in 1.50 purse that is working till I find something better!! I'll send you something purple via e-mail!! Happy day!!

Heather

Jodi said...

1.) Happy 1 year anniversary!!!

2.) I blogged about it Here

3.) I have you linked in my side bar.

4.) I am off to email you my unusal purple thing.

fivekidsandsomechocolate said...

My mother-in-law planted purple potatoes a few years ago. No one would eat them. They are a little picky over there.

Hey- my mom is from your neck of the woods.

nancy mc said...

Happy Blogiversary. I will link your post on my side bar, and am hoping to figure out how to email you.

Nancy Face said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, w00t! I love you. too! :)

Nancy Face said...

I'm linking you on my sidebar right now! :)

Julie and Beattie said...

Jodi,

I love your blog! I makes my day a little better. Just reading it makes me smile!! I sure miss you guys! Keep up the good work!
Julie

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to your Blog!

Julie and Beattie said...

CONGRATS Jodi, your mission to have everyone think, dream of, and see PURPLE is complete. I am trying to clean my house and I just keep noticing everything PURPLE in my house. It is driving me crazy!!

Nancy Face said...

I just sent you my purple thing...not the most exciting for sure, but DEFINITELY original! :)

(I THINK I got your e-mail address right...?)

da Bergs said...

oh yeah, enter me! I will post your give away on my next post (I am doing today!) but... hummm.... not sure I can find something YOU dont have on the PURPLE pics! Oh, girl, you have done your homework!!!

Hey Mama where's my... said...

Here's my comment!! Cool give away~

Hey Mama where's my... said...

I linked you on my blog, check it out :0)

Jessica G. said...

Thanks for stopping by my cake blog! And hey, it's my blogiversary, too! My prizes aren't as cool as yours but I'd love to have you come enter. (And I'm sorry but I don't think there's anything purple on my blog...I'll try and fix that.)

Time to Blog It Up! said...

Hey Jodi, love all the purple pictures....here is the fun site to look for the cute purple blinkie from my blog....
http://onecuteblogblinkies.blogspot.com/
I also have you on my sidebar, so does that give me a few entries?
Here's hoping that I win!

Bia said...

A one year blogging anniversary is very, very special. Enter me, and I'll see if I can send you something purple.

Time to Blog It Up! said...

Okay so one other fun site...come look at my blog and see the cute candy hearts...you could make a really cute purple one...hope that you enjoy it...Tamee

Corrine said...

i don't think you left any purple odd things to find :)

happy anniversary!

thanks for stopping by!

Mama Kat said...

Awesome! Count me in!!

Krista said...

It was nice to see your fun, positive purple page. What a great idea with the purple prizes! Purple would be my second fave color after pink. I love anything colorful! Congratulations on all your running success, too! Visit again please! I'm always looking for new blog friends with fun blogs to read!

Pam said...

What a great post! looks like you have much fun over here!! How could you not with all that purple and 5 boys!!! thanks for the invite!

Nadine said...

Wow! Those are some purple objects.

Congratulations on your blogaverisary. I came by from My Life as Mama blog.

Kaylynn said...

How fun! Purple is the new pink. Congrats on your blog anniversary!

palmtreefanatic said...

Happy Blogiversary!
Congrats you have a great blog!
love the giveaway!

Jessi Dawn said...

Wow. You are not kidding. You DO love purple!! :)

I'd love to be entered into your contest, por favor! I'll be on the hunt for something purple. (Although it looks like you've got it covered!)

Blessings,
Jess

PS Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness, your blog is awesome! If you don't mind, I might stalk it now and again. :) Happy Blogoversary and what a fun giveaway!!! :) I'll try and dig up something crazy purple, kay? :)

Jen said...

Enter me in! You know how I love your contests! And I have something purple to e-mail to you too! And I'll link to you so... there's 3! Are you into rigging these things cause I'm into bribing!

Heather said...

Happy Bloggerday! I'm so glad you stopped by.

Rob, Jen and three little monkeys said...

Hello! I am friends with Dawn over at http://dawnsdailylife.blogspot.com/. I found out about the contest at her blog of course! Happy Blogiversary! Please enter me, and thank you!

Shauna said...

I just posted on my blog about your giveaway! I also am a follower to your blog now :) Hope you have a beautiful day! ♥ Hugs!

Tigger :) said...
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devri said...

I will follow, I will look and be back.. I am entering.. have a grapelicous day!!

Sharon said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!! I LOVE IT!! PURPLE IS MY FAVORITE COLOR TOO!

silverhartgirl said...

happy bloggaversey.

Melissa said...

Hey, my first time by and I have to say - first of all, congrats on your one year blogiversary. And second, I didn't think I could see so much purple in one place! Nicely done!

Jodi said...

Oh wow! The PURPLE PIX are amazing so far!!!

KEEP em COMING!!!!!

Amy said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Carolyn G said...

What a perfectly purplicious giveaway!!! I love it.

Becky said...

Happy 1 year anniversary to you, way to go!!!!!!!!

Love the purple craziness!!!

KC Mom said...

Okay...so I got your link through Shauna today...she said you were having a contest and that I needed to go check it out! You crack me up with your love of purple...right down to the purple CTR shield. You rock the purple girl!

Tammy said...

2 Funny!!! I am in the hunt for the most unusual purple item simply ebcause I could have fun with it!!! Thanks for the challenge!!!

Ginger said...

I too came over from Shauna's blog just to say congratulations on your year of blogging. I started blogging last June and it didn't take me long to become addicted to it. It's been nice this winter though, when the weather is too nasty to go out, I blog all day. Clean house???? Heck no, I'd rather blog. lol.
Ginger

Jenny in Utah said...

HEEE HEEEE - I saw the link on Trying to Stay Calm and wondered why I hadn't found you yet ... I LOVE PURPLE, TOO!!!

Happy Blogiversary! Loved your first paragraph - soooooo true!

Tigger :) said...

YIPPEE SKIPPEE~~!!! PURPLE ROCKS! Please count me in on this giveaway! Coming to visit you from Tryingtostaycalm!
Have a Great Day :)

Carla said...

Purple CTR? I bow to you, oh Purple Queen:)

Happy Blog anniv!! Add me in for your purple goody giveaway!!

The Bergquists said...

Your site is so cute, and your prizes are adorable... this is my first time to your blog but I will def make a link on my page telling everyone about it! Before I got married my room actually used to be purple polka doted.. So fun! Anywayz, enter me!

Lori said...

Happy Blog-iversary!! :)
I would love to enter your giveaway

Lori said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog and linked back to you! :)

http://lori72.blogspot.com/2009/02/beacon-of-hope-giveaway.html

Jill of All Trades said...

Happy Blogiversary! Now on to the purple thing. I once had purple crushed velvet bell bottom hip huggers that I would wear to high school. Yeah I was styling.

McEwens said...

Happy Bloganniversary! WOW that is ALOT of purple!!!! What a fun prize!

Andrea said...

Happy blogiversary!

Shultzybabe said...

Happy blogiversary!! Please enter me 3 times. I added a link for all my fellow bloggers to come see you and sent you the cutest pictures ever. :)
Have a great day!

Liz said...

Happy Blogoversary!!

capperson said...

Oh this is too cute. Happy Blogoversary!!!

Jill said...

Happy anniversary!!!!!!!

Enter me in your contest!

I love the color purple too!

Doran & Jody said...

Happy VERSARY!!
I will have to settle for one entry cuz I am too busy playing in Florida!!

And of course I love you!!

By he way...tell Dave thanks!

Good luck!!

Barbara said...

Love your blog. Would like to be entered into your drawing. Blessings!

Karen said...

HI I just wanted to say congrats on your blog. I do not blog but I read blogs!!!! Purple is my favorite color and I have a purple glass collection that I have on this shelf in my living room that is about 3' long that is up high(I have vaulted ceilings.) It's pretty cool. I would like to send you a pic of it. Thanks Karen

Wendyburd1 said...

Happy One Year! Wow I am so far away from that, I can only hope!!

Purple is so cool!! Yay for giveaways...I never win either so don't feel bad!LOL!

John and Stephanie's blog said...
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John and Stephanie's blog said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

I like purple too, it's a royal color, fit for a king.
(no pun intended) :)

Bethany and Scott said...

I love your blog. I know that my daughter was a purple people eater on her soccer team. I will put u on my blog can you add mine to yours. utahgrafffamily.blogspot.com

Julie said...

I fnd you through my friend Chelsea! Happy blogoversary! I am having a give away too they are soo fun! Thanks for hosting!

The Hoyt's said...

Ok I got a link to your page up on my blog so theres 2.. I will be sending some picts shortly..
Thanks

Helene said...

I love this post...I'm a huge purple fan myself!!!

I found your blog through Becky's blog! Happy Blogiversary!!

Kami said...

Hi! Love the purple post idea. Too cute! I'll keep an eye out.

Da Bergs said...

Oh, Jodi... you have to go look at my DIL's blog... http://ddbergquist.blogspot.com/

Jenny said...

Happy blogiversary!!

Jodi said...

The PURPLE things you are sending me are GREAT!!! I thought I had seen it all...but NO!!!

KEEP EM' COMING!!!!

It's going to be soooooooooo hard to choose just two winners!

ewe are here said...

Wow! That's a lot of purple!
:-)

Happy Blog'oversary!

cdziuba said...

Happy Purpleversary! lol Hope I win!

Anna Maria Junus said...

Happy blogaversary!

And thanks for dropping by my blog. I hope you can visit again soon.

kathy55439 said...

Happy blogiversary!! I love all the purple on this blog very fun....

Seeker said...

PURPLE YOU SAY....My favorite color...my home is accented with purple things that i am scared to show you as i have many unusual and great purple things. I will have to think about whether you NEED to know about them. Love your blog...will return.

Don and Susan Brady said...

Happy BloggerVersary! ! ! Your Blog is purplisious I am linking as soon as I post this comment. auntsusan40@yahoo.com
donandsusanbradylivehere.blogspot.com

Honey Mommy said...

I am loving all the purple! How fun!

scottsgal said...

Dark purple is my absolute fave color! My son's school colors are purple and white. Please count me in for your great giveaway

3boys247 said...

Happy Blogeversary!

I love your unusual purple items.

liane66 said...

Happy Anniversary!
Thanks for the giveaway!
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jodi said...

Wow...the PURPLE things just keep getting better and better!

HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOSE A WINNER????

Aaaaaaaa!!!!!!

Shauna said...

More cool purple things coming to you soon with lots of l♥ve!
:) Hugs!

Precious Love said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Well, you have me addicted to reading yours. I just hope that someday my own can be as inspiring.

Precious Love said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you that you were already added as a link on my blog "Precious Love" because you have inspired me to try and do the same. Not quite up to you caliber yet but it give me something to strive for.

Thanks Linda

Marie said...

Happy Blogaversary!! What a fun contest. I love all things purple too :-)

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

Anya said...

Congratulations. Great post and great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

E said...

Hey, I'm a first timer to your PURPLE WORLD! But I'd love to be a winner of all things purple. =0)

What a neat contest. Now to try to find a picture of all purple!!!

E

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