8.08.2010

It's my Blogoversary!

My blog is 2 years old today!
This calls for a celebration...giveaway style!

Two years ago on August 8, 2008 I was 8 months pregnant with Claire.
Kate was 18 months old.
Kevin and I were watching the Summer Olympics & I decided to create a blog as a way to document & scrapbook our lives.
I loved reading other people's blogs and had been wanting to start my own, so I figured 08.08.08 was a good time to start (you know me...I love numbers!)

I had no idea how much blogging would enrich my life.
It has become so much more than just a scrapbook.
I have meet & become friends with people because of this blog.
I was able to be a part of Project 320 because of this blog.

In honor of my 2 year blogoversary, I am doing a giveaway!
It is not just 1 giveaway, I am giving away 5 items!
You can consider this a "thank you" for reading my blog!
There are Five prizes & there will be Five winners!

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Here is what you can win:

Julie at Joy's Hope makes the cutest stuff, including her messy.flower.pins!
Julie is one of the most creative people I know.
This fun, funky and messy flower is the perfect addition to any day.
Great for little girls, big girls and adults alike.
A great accessory for any outfit. Any day..
Pin it on a jacket, a purse, a pillow...
Make a simple outfit special.
Winner gets these 3 messy.flower.pins!

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How would you like a cute tri-rose headband from
Erin's Haute Tots?
They can be made in any color! Winner gets to choose what color they want!
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Keep your sunglasses protected and do it in style with a sunglasses case from
Handmade by Heather!
Drawstring pouches are machine stitched for durability, fully lined in a coordinating fabric, and complete with a fabric tie closure!
Winner gets to choose any sunglasses case from her shop!

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How cute are these crayon roll ups from
Two Little Tots?
Melissa is the owner & has twin girls who are adorable!
Hold your children's crayons in fashion! Great for outings, such as waiting at the doctor's office, sitting through church, riding on an airplane, eating out or enduring long car trips! Moms can curb boredom immediately! The crayon roll up can fit easily into a purse or diaper bag. It helps promote creativity and brings out the little artist in your tot.

Winner gets to choose which fabric they want!

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My friend Wendy (aka the Totally Desperate Mom)
wrote a book & it came out last month!
I read it 2 week ago & it is a must read for all mom's out there!
I have a signed copy ready to send to you!

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So, there you have it...my blogoversary giveaway!
Five prizes & Five winners!
To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post!
Followers get an additional entry, so follow along if you aren't already!

Giveaway ends at midnight on August 14th
{Winners will be picked via random.org}

Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my blog, listen to my ramblings and look at my pictures & comment!
It has been such a fun experience these past 2 years (349 posts later....)
I still can't believe people read my blog...I am just an ordinary girl, who takes too many pictures and feels very blessed in this life.
So, thank YOU for reading!

195 comments:

  1. Good thing I am obsessed with headbands lately--I'm crossing my fingers for that one!

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  2. Also I follow you in my reader--does that count?

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  3. Thanks for blogging and inspiring me (and others) to be creative,have fun and document life.

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  4. Congrats on 2 years! And holy cow, great giveaway!! =] I love the 3 pins. Those are adorable!

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  5. I've been a follower for quite some time now. =]

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  6. How fun! Happy bloggy day! I have just loved your blog and seeing your precious girls growing! I only wish Allikaye and me could come over for play dates!! :0)
    Awesome giveaways! You popular thing, you!

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  7. What cute things! Happy 2 year Blog-versary! :) I've been following for almost a month now, your pictures are amazing and I love how upbeat your blog is.

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  8. Happy Anniversary!! I enjoy following your blog. I am in love with that headband, but I would be happy winning anything:)

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  9. WOW, you honestly have the most interesting blog I have ever read! I could spend all day reading your wonderful posts! Thanks for sharing everything with us & thanks for the inspiration! Keep up the fantastic blogging & I'll keep reading :)

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  10. Congratulations on hitting the 2-year mark and having the venture provide a richer life experience! I love your photos and reading about your family. Blog on!

    - Karin

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  11. Happy second blogiversary!
    Please do not enter me in any contest, coming here to see your pics is prize enough for me! Just didn't want to say nothing on a big day.

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  12. I found your blog this past December and ive been addicted to it since! I get so excited when i see you post something. I love your obsession for target, ive got a pretty big one my self and only get to go once a month so it makes it so much better! Happy Blogoversary!

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  13. Wow, what amazing giveaways!! Love all those ladies! Happy blogoversary!

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  14. I follow you and look forward to all of your posts and pictures!

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  15. Yay happy blog o versary! If it wasnt for you I wouldnt have started my own blog. However I keep missing my blog o versary lol.

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  16. I love your blog (but you already know that)...and because you kept pushing me, you are a big reason why I started mine. Love you!

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  17. Happy Blogoversary!!! I feel kindof cool that you started your blog on my 13th birthday....heh.

    p.s. in 6 years i am still expecting to sit at the bar at peets with you and kev to celebrate my 21st k? awesome.

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  18. Thanks for your blog - I really love it and think we'd be good friends if we lived anywhere near each other. :) Keep up the good work!

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  19. Happy Blogoversary! Isn't blogging great?!? Love all of your giveaway items!

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  20. I've loved reading your blog! Glad you started!

    What great prizes too! I'd love to win! :)

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  21. happy blogoversary mel!! i'm so glad you started your blog and that i found you. you're blog friendship has enriched my life in more ways then i can express. thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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  22. Happy blogoversary! We're around the same age, each have 2 small kids, and seem to have a lot in common...target love being one. :) Awesome giveaways from some talented ladies!!

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  23. So glad you decided to start blogging 2 years ago! I love reading and I love all the pictures!

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  24. Congratulations Mel! Happy I found your blog and we read because we are all just ordinary moms that happen to live an extraordinarily blessed life!

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  25. Happy Blogoversary! I can't remember how I came across your blog in the first place (it was probably either from a link from Kamee June or I Heart Faces) but I'm so glad I did :) Its been fun following your mommy adventures documented with gorgeous photos!

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  26. Wow! Two years!! This is by far one of the greatest blogs I read and I enjoy reading every new post and love the way that you worded the end of this post! Such a great giveaway, but I must say the last two hopefully will go to someone who is more deserving of them than a teenager!!

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  27. I love reading your blog and am always checking to see new posts. You have such a cute family also!!
    Kelli S.

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  28. im a daily reader!! love your blog!!

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  29. i didn't realize, it must have been right before you one year anniversary that you helped me decide to start a blog. i had my blogoversary on the 6th. congrats on 2 years.

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  30. Congrats on your blogoversary! I enjoy reading about you and your cute little girls! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Great giveaway opportunities! Love it!

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  32. I love all your stuff, I always come to your blog for recipes, and to check in on you. Happy Blogoversary... It's been a great two years, you are awesome Mel!!

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  33. What a great giveaway! I enjoy reading your blog and looking at your beautiful pictures. :)

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  34. How fun! I hope I win something. I love reading your blog...and keeping up with our "twin" daughters. :)

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  35. Ohh what fun prizes in this giveaway! Please pick me for the headband or messy flowers!

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  36. Congrats friend! Can I win this? But I don't want the book :)

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  37. I love your ramblings...they make, laugh, cry, and give me inspiration. Congrats on 2 years, keep 'em coming!

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  38. You are such an inspiration - I love your blog. I am actually getting ready to start my own to document my life with my husband and our two littles, and I have really enjoyed following you. And I do love the items you are giving away. :) Hoping to win something.

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  39. congrats on your blogoversary! i was a bridesmaid on 8-8-08 so the date has a special place in my heart! :)

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  40. Happy 2 years....I've loved reading your blog!

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  41. Happy BLOGVERSARY!

    jAcKiE~

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  42. I love the messy pins and the headband!!!

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  43. Mel, congratulations for your blog anniversary!!! I love looking at your pictures, reading your posts, seeing your girls growing up. Thank you for sharing your life with us!!!

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  44. Hi Mel!

    Don't you just love blogging? It has enriched me so much more than I could have ever imagined. I'm happy to have met you through blogging!!

    So, here I am leaving your comment and I am a follower too.
    You are giving away some fabulous stuff!

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  45. didn't know you started on my Nicoley's 1st bday! Happy Blogoversary to you and Happy Birthday to Nicoley!

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  46. you know I'm a follower :) thanks for all the distraction, entertainment and keeping me from my Bible! :)

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  47. Happy Blogoversary! Yours is one of my favorites to read. I'm trying your taco salad recipe this week...still on the hunt for the Litehouse salsa ranch though. I know I can make my own but I'd rather not! Ha. Gotta check a couple more places.

    Hope you have a great week!!!

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  48. Holy comments, Batman! Just had to to go back to my first post where you finally convinced me to take the plunge! My blogoversary is swiftly approaching on the 14th! Maybe I'll have progress photos of my poor little house by then! Thanks for convincing me, it's one of the best things I've done! I'm going to send it off to be made into a book every year. Hope you know how blessed I am to work with you and call you my friend! Love all your posts! xoxo

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  49. Love all the goodies that are up for grabs!!! Thanks for doing this!

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  50. Oh i would love a crayon roll up! i was actually planning on buying one from her store soon. Crossing my fingers!

    libbybonjour@gmail.com

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  51. love your blog! i always enjoy reading blogs of other moms who are also teachers! love the pins from joy's hope! keep blogging!!!!

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  52. I love your blog and am so glad I stumbled upon it several months ago. Happy Blogoversary!

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  53. Congrats! Happy Blog-versary!
    Great Giveaways!

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  54. Ive just started reading a few months ago, and I love comming here. Ive gotten creative ideas, been inspired, and gotten the "I CAN do it push when I feel I am so stressed! Thanks for sharing your life with us. :D

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  55. well happy blogoversary to you Mel!!! what a fun way to celebrate! i had a giveaway on my first blogoversary, but it wasn't near this fun!!!

    i'm glad you're just an ordinary girl who takes too many pictures, because so am i and it's fun to follow along:)

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  56. Yay for your Blogoversary... I love all of the giveaways!!! I'm also a follower!

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  57. Happy Blogoversary! I love reading your blog, your pictures are always wonderful! I lvoe everything you are giving away! :)

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  58. congrats on your anniversary! and love all your fun prizes - such creative girls!

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  59. I love blogs, and all the wonderful, talented people. you ladies are amazing! My girl is Heather Giustino.

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  60. I am so glad I came across your blog. I don't remember how it happened, but I am definately glad I did!

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  61. wow...happy two years to you! what a great way to be able to look back at the last two years of your life!

    very cool give-away and so much cuteness!

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  62. Well, happy blogiversary!! These giveaways are FAB, especially the flower pins, headband and sunglasses case. Thanks for the chance!

    thesweetestpetunia {at} gmail {dot} com

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  63. oh what FUN!!! happiest blogoversary!! thanks for the awesome giveaways!!! :))

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  64. Happy Blogoversary! I love to read your posts! You have so much fun with your family! I think I found you by way of Joy's hope. Julie's posts are a crack up.. Thanks fro the fun.
    Susan from susanbarn@yahoo.com
    alas I have no blog so this is the only way I can comment.......

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  65. Also, I'm a fan
    & follow your blog everyday! Giveaways are SO much fun! Thanks.
    Susan at susansbarn@yahoo.com

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  66. Aw, such wonderful and fun prizes! Happy anniversary to you and your blog!

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  67. I added you to my reader, I hope that counts as an extra entry!

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  68. happy blogversary! 2 years must feel wonderful!

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  69. How fun! Please count me in!:) Lori toosillysisters@cox.net

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  70. I'm a follower!:) Lori toosillysisters@cox.net

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  71. Happy Blogoversary!

    That headband is too cute!!

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  72. I'm now an official Blogger follower, too. :)

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  73. i would love, love, love to win!!!!

    jakemelissajakea@aol.com

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  74. i've been a follower for a LONG time!

    jakemelissajakea@aol.com

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  75. congratulations and happy bloggiversary!

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  76. I am now offically a follower... I was secretly before. hehe. Thanks to my friend Heather for suggesting your site ;)

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  77. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging:) I'm on my way there too!

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  78. everything is so cute!!
    im so excited!

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  79. I love your blog! I just started one myself and I'm still learning. Happy Blogoversary! Leslie

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  80. pick me! pick me!

    Your blog stalker for 6 months and now i'm a follower :P

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  81. Fabulous blogoversary! Thanks for giving me an excuse to not do my housework providing such fabulous reading material!

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  82. You can never take too many pictures. Love the giveaways...how fun. Thanks for such a interesting blog

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  83. Such pretty things. We love your blog.

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  84. Very cool! Would be honored to win any of the prizes!

    susansisney@hotmail.com

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  85. happy blogoversary! thanks so much for the chance to win ;P

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  86. i have followed you on my reader for a while now, but i have now started following you through friend connect ;)

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  87. 137 comments!! Yeah Mel! Love your blog, love your photos, love your sweet fam, love you! Happy Blogoversary!

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  88. Love all the giveaways! Happy Blogoversary!

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  89. Happy Blogoversary! Love your blog!

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  90. Wow, look at all your comments Mel! That's awesome! Congratulations on your 2-year adventure, and thanks for documenting it so we can sneak a peek too!

    I'd love a copy of that book or one of the gorgeous headbands if I were lucky enough to win... :) Thanks!

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  91. Just found your blog and love it. I need to tell my friends who also luv blogs!

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  92. Congrats on the two years, Melissa! How exciting! :)

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  93. just stumbled onto your blog from joy's hope! and am SO GLAD i did. (not just for the giveaway... i am now a follower!)

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  94. and since i'm now a follower... i have to say, that headband looks pretty freakin adorable! :)

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  95. We should be thanking you for making us smile, right?? :) Happy Anniv!

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  96. Whoa!!! Look at all of the comments. Happy Anniversary...I love reading your blog. I'm glad you started.

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  97. Hi there! Congrats on your blogiversary! I hopped over here from Julie's blog. I love it! :) What precious photos you have. What a great giveaway too!!

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  98. What a wonderful job of documenting the joys of life! Happy 2 years!

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  99. I love ALL of these sweet giveaway items!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  100. Happy 2nd Blogoversary and of course, I am a follower of your lovely blog! :)

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  101. I just discovered your blog and am loving it! Thanks for sharing your life with the rest of the world!

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  102. Congrats on your blogoversary!

    What great giveaways! I love all of it! (:

    Thanks!

    blancacarlson@live.com

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  103. Of course I follow your blog! (:

    Thanks!

    blancacarlson@live.com

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  104. You are one of my favorite blogs! Thanks for all of your inspiration to cook, craft, photograph and create tradition. Love you!

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  105. Happy blogoversary! Love your blog :)

    lalfabeto {at} gmail.com

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  106. Happy bloggerversary!! Mine's tomorrow :) I've just found you, but love your place! I'll be back for sure!

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  108. I absolutely love your blog! Thanks for sharing your life and inspiration w/ all of us :)
    Happy blogoversary!

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  109. Happy blogoversary! I don't even know how I stumbled across your blog - maybe it was via Heather's? But I know that it's just awesome and subscribe to it via my Google Reader! Here's to many more years in blog land! :)

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  110. Happy Blogoversary!!! I'm new to your blog (came over from Heather's) but can't wait to read more!

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  111. Your blog is so fun to read, Mel! I love the recipes. Corn dip!? I meannnn....YUM!

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  112. I just stumbled upon your blog and it is too cute!

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  113. Yea!! Congrats on two years!

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  114. Congrats! That's pretty exciting! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
    Jessica
    jah019@shsu.edu

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  115. I'm in love with that headband!! So cute! Happy blog-a-versary! =0)

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  116. I would love to win any of those prizes. So sweet!
    Debbie
    trixie246@sasktel.net

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  117. I am a follower of your blog!

    Debbie K.
    trixie246@sasktel.net

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  118. OOOH, such cute stuff!! Love it all.

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  119. And I just signed up to be a follower!

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  120. WOW, 2 years!? That's so crazy. My 1 year is coming up and I'm so happy that I've been following you this whole time. You are an amazing lady (even if i haven't met you) and your daughters are SOO cute. Keep up the wonderful and funny blogs! :)

    http://thepinckney5.blogspot.com/

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  121. love it all. happy blogoversary.
    would be super fun to win :O)

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  122. happy, happy Blogoversary!!! your blog has always been one of my absolute faves :)

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