8.08.2011

3 Year Blogoversary Giveaway!

Three years ago, on 08.08.08 (watching the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics), I started this blog.
I was 8 months pregnant with Claire.
Kate was only 18 months old.
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 3 year blogoversary, I am doing a giveaway as a thank you for reading my blog!
It surprises me that people actually read my blog.
I am just a normal girl who loves Jesus, my husband & 2 girls.
I am obsessed with taking pictures and I love trying new recipes.
I am living my life the best I can & having fun while doing so!
Jesus, coffee & a glass of wine get me through each day :)

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Now, onto the Giveaways!
There are 10 different things being given away & there will be 10 winners!

Giveaway #1
Red Letter Words is Faith Inspired Art created by Dee Kasberger (mom of four!)
Red Letter Words
Their hope is that art connects people to the unchanging truth of God’s word and reminds them just how much God loves them. Red Letter Words takes its name from the words spoken by Jesus in the New Testament, which appear printed in red in some editions.
Red Letter Words is known for their beautiful erased chalkboard look.
One lucky winner will win a 12x12 cafe mount art print of their choice!
Find Red Letter Words here:
Shop * Blog * Facebook

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Giveaway #2
The Addition Shop
I met Ginny (owner of the Addition Shop) 11 years ago when we were both in college working at a Christian Sports camp in Missouri called Kanakuk. We worked together there during the summer of 2000 and 2001. (She met & married her husband Matt in bewtween those 2 summers!)

Ginny has an artist’s soul and loves sharing her creativity, her craft with you. She loves to design jewelry that all can enjoy. All her color choices and texture combination's, the earthy stones and the royal jewels and metals, are so pleasingly unusual, with such a reach-up-and-grab-it factor that you never look a stitch like anyone else in the room.

But, it isn't just her Jewelry that makes her stand out. It is Ginny's trust in God & her love for others that makes her shine. You may have heard about Matt & Ginny's first son, Eliot. You may have seen the video about his life....his precious 99 days here on Earth.

Watch the video HERE & prepare to be moved like never before.

Ginny is giving away one of her Eliot necklaces (in either silver or gold)
This necklace was designed in remembrance of Ginny's son, Eliot. The design incorporates one unique, bright bead that stands out from the rest. There are 9 beads on each side to commemorate his 99 days here with us. The necklace is packaged with a note to the one who wears the necklace. It serves as a great reminder to many and makes a great gift for someone who could use a reminder of the joy often found in pain. A portion of each necklace ($10) is being donated to "99 Balloons", a non-profit being established in Eliot's memory and for the purpose of helping families with special needs children.

Matt & Ginny have 2 other children and are in the process of adopting a little girl from the Ukraine. They are just amazing people.

Find Ginny here:
Shop * Ginny's Blog * Etsy * Matt's Blog * 99Balloons

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Giveaway # 3
Nicole is the owner of Olive Blue and she sews adorable items for women & babies.
I have a cute business card holder from her shop & I love it!
Nicole is giving away one of her wristlet clutches to one lucky reader!
Find Olive Blue here:
Blog * Shop * Facebook

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Giveaway #4
Doodle Bugs Paper
Who doesn't love stationary? Doodle Bugs Paper offers much more than just stationary!
She makes personalized note cards, address labels, stamps, stickers, bag tags & more!
Kacey is the owner of Doodle Bugs Paper & she is also a teacher! Talk about busy!
One lucky winner will win a $20 shop credit to Doodle Bugs Paper!

Find Doodle Bugs Paper here:
Shop * Blog * Facebook

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Giveaway #5
Chrissie Grace Art

In His Grace is run by Chrissie Grace. Mosaics, mixed-media art, paintings, quilts, and photography. She also makes adorable personalized pillows that my girls will be getting this Christmas!
One lucky winner will win TWO (8x10) prints of their choice from her shop!
And, this week, Chrissie is offering my readers 20% off purchases from her shop.
Find Chrissie Grace Art here:
Blog * Shop * Facebook
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Giveaway #6

Erica Stidham's book:
Those Silly Sisters: Singing in the Rain.
For Easter, I got the girls this adorable book about 2 Silly Sisters.
Imagine my excitement when I realized the names of the sisters are Katie & Claire!
My girls LOVE this book!
It has been their favorite book ever since they got it Easter morning.
Erica is sweet enough to giveaway a signed copy of this book to one of you!
This book is great, especially if you have a girl. Or, it is great to tuck in your "gift closet" for a birthday, baby shower, or Christmas gift!

If you don't win, from now until August 22, Erica is having a promotion on her book & it will be BUY 1 GET 1 half-off! Visit Erica's blog for details!

Find Erica here:
Blog * Book
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Giveaway #7

Eli's Lids is our next giveaway!
Eli's Lids Blog
Eli's Lids was started by Kara-Noel in 2006. Inspiration to start a line for boys came when she found out she was having a son. She couldn’t wait to go shopping for all things little boy. She quickly discovered baby boys get the short end of the stick when it comes to fashion and style. While moms of little girls get to adorn their daughters with baubles, bows, flowers and jewels, moms of little boys are left with powder blue puppies! She searched and searched for hats, clothes, blankets, bibs…ANYTHING that would fit my family’s style. My search resulted in styles that were cute, but way out of my price range. Not one to settle, she began developing her line, starting at the top with Lids! After multiple prototypes she came up with Lids for today’s hip baby.

One lucky reader will win a Brown Lid (size newborn-1 year)

Giveaway #8
Also from Eli's Lids!
Another lucky reader will win a Navy Lid (size 1 year- 5 years)

Eli's Lids is also offering my readers a discount now through September 15th.
Use code LARSON LINGO for 25% off your purchases!

Find Eli's Lids here:
Blog * Shop * Facebook

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Giveaway # 9
You know who DrewB is? Right?
If you love photography, you MUST know DrewB.
She is an amazing photographer, the founder of Mom*tog and she is due with Baby #2 (a girl!) tomorrow!
Drew has created 2 amazing resources for photographers, one is The UnPosing Guide.
The UNposing Guide is geared towards you Pro Mom*togs, both beginner and advanced. Besides containing 21 UNposes and pictures it also has helpful tips and tricks to prepare your clients and get them to have fun. These poses and tips can also be helpful for photographing your own kids!
Drew is giving away one UnPosing Guide!
and.....
Giveaway #10
also from DrewB.....The UnManual!
The UNmanual is for beginner photographers who want to take control of their cameras. In the guide you will learn about your camera, what settings I shoot on and why, and how to shoot on manual while properly exposing an image. You will also learn about lighting and how to create ideal lighting situations. It is filled with pictures and examples!
One of the most important parts of owning a DSLR is getting off auto & shooting in manual.
For me, my photography exploded once I got off auto. The UnManual will help you get off auto!
Drew is also giving away one UnManual to a lucky winner!

Find DrewB here:
Blog * Momtog * Facebook

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So, there you have it...my blogoversary giveaway!
Thank you to the amazing women that have donated their shop items to be a part of this giveaway.
They are doing it because they are Rad and have big hearts!
Please go check out their blogs & shops and support them.... They are awesome!

To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post!

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, try my recipes, look at my pictures & comment.
It has been such a fun experience these past 3 years (and 514 posts later!)

Good luck & Hopefully you are one of the 10 lucky winners!

195 comments:

  1. I've followed your blog for a couple years now, and I've loved seeing your family grow! I'm also a 7th grade teacher and live in CO, how crazy! :)

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  2. I am excited about your awesome giveaway! Congrats on 3 years!

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  3. Congratulations on your 3 year blogoversary! Your giveaway is out of this world, very exciting! I've been a reader for about a year now, thank you for sharing - favorite post was your recent number recap of the disney trip. Have a great day!

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  4. Congratulations on your 3 years in the blog world! I love checking in over here to see what's cooking. I've enjoyed your photos and recipes a lot. Awesome giveaway, too!

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  5. Congrats on three years. I follow your blog and I enjoy watching your family grow and change.

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  6. Congrats on three years! What cool giveaways!

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  7. congrats!!! i cant wait to see who wins this awesome giveaway!

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  8. hooray! happy blogging to you! so thankful for you and this blog. xo

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  9. Ive loved your blog since your first post and I am always in awe at how you've taken off with it! Mines not nearly as famous but I try. and now I am in even more awe that you're giving away DREW BS MANUALS!? I just love her, she's my inspiration! Congrats on your success Mel, its been so fun to follow along!

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  10. I love your blog! Congrats!
    I am a follower : )

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  11. I love your blog (and the Christmas cards you made my family a few years ago!)! :)

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  12. Congrats on 3 years! I've been a follower for a year or so and I absolutely love each time a Larson Lingo post shows up on my Blogger dashboard!!

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  13. so excited for this contest- hope I win something- Happy Blogoversary!

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  14. Happy Anniversary! What a fun giveaway! I have loved reading your blog for about a year now :)

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  15. This is so fun!
    Happy Blogaversary!

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  16. Everyone reads, and loves, your blog because you come across as so REAL! You are a real mom, wife, teacher and its fun to get a glimpse inside your daily life :)

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  17. Aww, how sweet. 3 Years! Congrats!! I've been following you now for about 1 year and love your blog. I love the pictures and your style. I don't have any kiddos, but if I did, I would hope to be just like you so I keep on reading hoping to get ideas for mine when I start to have kids. :) Like the leprechaun thing cracked me up. Too cute. I can't wait to do that for my kids. Keep on blogging. :)

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  18. Congrats on your bolgoversary!!! I love your blog and take a look every day to see if you have a new post. Thanks you for the great giveaway! Also thank you for all of the great recipes you share....we love them!:)

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  19. happy blogoversary! what an awesome giveaway to celebrate. those shop-owners are rad!

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  20. Happy Blogoversary!!! What great giveaways!

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  21. Yea for 3 years and yea for sweet friends from kanakuk! :-) ps. . . I love your blog! :-)

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  22. this is so much fun! i always enjoy reading your blog...

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  23. Happy Anniversary! Wow! That's a lot of loot (:

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  24. Oh, pick me, pick me!!! I love reading your blogs and feel like I have known you forever.

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  25. Happy blogoversary to you! :) So exciting! Thanks for the fun giveaway - what wonderful companies!

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  26. I love your wonderful blog! Congrats on 3 years!

    Sarah
    srockney@hotmail.com

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  27. 3 years?! That has flown by! Congrats on the blogging-bliss! :)

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  28. WoW Happy Blogoversary! I love the friends I have met in blogland... Congrats on the 3 years...

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  29. Wow! This is a super awesome giveaway! Happy Blogaversary!

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  30. Congrats on 3 years! I really enjoy following your blog and reading all of your stories about life. I am a mom of 3 little girls so I can relate to many of the things that you write about:)

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  31. Congrats on your blogoversary! I'm a relatively new reader. I love your blog - thank you for sharing your life with us!

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  32. I so love your blog I have referred so many people to it, because we LOVE your recipes.. I would love to be able to use my camera the right way, so I am totally hopin this i my lucky day and I will win the UNManual, and the Unposing.. .Fun Idea, keep up your awesome blog, I Love it!!!

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  33. Congrats on three years! I love your blog!

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  34. I just found your blog and am so excited! I can't wait to make some of the delicious looking recipes I've found. Congratulations on 3 years!

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  35. Hi There,
    I found your blog through Becky's blog (I work at the agency she worked at before she had Maddie and Sam) and I've been following your blog for a couple of years now. I enjoy reading about your family and looking at your pictures! It has inspired me to resume my very short lived blogging back when my baby girl was born 19 months ago. Congrats on your 3 Year Blogoversy!

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  36. Happy Blogoversary! You're giving away some awesome stuff. I need to check out a few of those links, they look great!

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  37. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!!!

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  38. i'm so excited about your blogoversary!!! i've been reading for a couple of years now and have enjoyed each and every post!!!

    keep typing for years more, k?

    melissa

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  39. Happy Blogaversary! :) I've followed your blog for a while now and enjoy it. It's nice to hear about life from a Christian's perspective, since that's so rare these days. I'm also a teacher, but am single and give major "props" to anyone that teaches and has a family too. You rock! :)

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  40. I love reading about your everyday life with 2 little girls. Mine are just a bit younger than yours, but just as interesting!

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  41. I've been following your blog for a couple of years now (I found your family blog through Becky's blog-I work at the agency she worked at before she became a mommy) and I enjoy reading about your family and looking at your pictures. Congrats on 3 years of blogging!

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  42. Happy Blogoversary!! I am so honored that your blog and I share the same birthday (: call me anytime to babysit, I LOVE Kate and Claire <3

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  43. Congrats on 3 years! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  44. Congrats, I am new to your blog and enjoy reading it!

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  45. I am new to your blog and enjoy reading it, Congrats!

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  46. I've been reading your blog for about a year. Such a cute family with adorable girls! Congrats on 3 years of blogging!!

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  47. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for doing this for all your followers :) love you blog and following along with your sweet family!

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  48. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! I love your blog; it's always one of my favorites to read.

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  49. I love your sweet blog, and your girls are precious. Happy Blogoversary!

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  50. I only started following a couple of weeks ago but have enjoyed your blog!

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  51. I'm only a few months into my own blogging journey, so it is great to hear/read about yours! Thanks for the great giveaways and congrats on 3 years!!

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  52. i never win your giveaways but figure that i may as well keep trying to enter :)

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  53. I am new to following your blog & love it! Happy blogoversary!

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  54. I LOVE this giveaway! I have to admit, the pillows by Chrissie Grace Art are my favorite, but it's all amazing! Congrats on 3 years!

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  55. Congratso n 3 years. I love reading your blog. You make me want to move to CA!! You have such neat ideas from food to parties! Keep it up.

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  56. Love your blog!!!! I love all the recipes you share as well as all the creative things you do with your girls as it gives me inspiration

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  57. Happy Blogoversary! Such fun giveaways! Crossing my fingers!

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  58. Wow! 3 years have flown! How do you do all these giveaway things anyway? Super fun! See you soon...I'm back today :( P.S. Hope I win something ;)

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  59. Congratulations on 3 years! I love your blog - thanks for the fun giveaways!! :-)

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  60. Oh my gosh! Mel, that's a whole lotta giveaways and discounts!! Thanks!! I love reading about you and your sweet family way over there on the other side of the country. =)

    Oh, and of course, congrats!

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  61. Awesome giveaways! Thanks and I am glad I found your blog!

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  62. I love following your blog. Your recipes are always YUMMY and easy! Keep up the great work!

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  63. Congratulations on your blogoversary! I enjoy reading your blog!

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  64. Thanks for the great giveway! I follow your blog and love reading about your adventures. Congrats on 3 years!

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  65. I love your blog and your sweet girls!

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  66. What a great collection of giveaways! Happy blogoversary!

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  67. Hi Mel,
    Awesome giveaway you are doing!!
    And Happy Blog-o-versary!
    I love reading your blog and checking out your fun pictures. :)

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  68. Wow!! Happy 3 years!! I've loved reading your blog for the past year!

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  69. Happy three years! I love your blog and thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  70. Thanks for including me! What an honor. Happy anniversary!

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  71. I think your life is fascinating (perhaps because you are so normal!!) and love to read your blog and look at all the fabulous pictures you take!! =)

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  72. There is just so much awesome in this giveaway ;) I am totally IN!!! :)

    Happy Blogoversary to you - mine is in two weeks - just ONE year - and starting the celebrations early hahaha! :)

    I guess August is the month for starting a blog!

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  73. i love trying new recipes too!!!!!

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  74. Happy Blogoversary! It's so cool that you know Ginny...she was a sorority sister of mine when we were in college at Alabama before she moved to Montana and Arkansas! Love her and love how God has used her! So fun you are giving away one of her necklaces!!!

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  75. Congrats on 3yrs!! I love reading your blog and trying your recipes, etc. Thanks for our awesome Christmas cards too! :)

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  76. Happy Blogoversary! It's also my pup's birthday today!

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  78. Wonderful giveaway!! Congrats on your 3 year blogoversary :)

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  79. Happy Blogoversary! I love following your blog. You girls are adorable and your photos are stunning.

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  80. I love your blog. Congrats on 3 years!

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  81. Congrats on 3 years of blogging!! Lots of awesome giveaways!!

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  82. Congrats! Love your blog! And what awesome giveaways, your friends rock!

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  83. I love reading your blog. You are honest. Some blogs make busy, working mom's feel inadequate. I love seeing how you juggle it all!

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  84. Happy 3 years of blogging! Keep up the FUN!

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  85. Happy Blogiversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love reading about you and your family! Totally one of my daily reads!!!!

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  86. congrats on 3 years! love your blog!

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  87. Just started following your blog...probably your newest fan! LOVE reading your sweet entries...as a new mom and fellow teacher!

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  88. Happy Blogoversay! I've enjoyed "getting to know" a fellow Giants fan :)

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  89. Mel....this so so great! Happy blogoversary! Love your blog and your ten on tens!

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  90. Congrats on three years!!!

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  91. I love reading your blog. It is fun, real and inspiring! Happy 3 years :)
    Lori
    gobblegang@yahoo.com

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  92. hApPy 3rd BlOgIvErSaRy!!!

    isn't it crazywonderful the relationships that are formed here in blogville?!? what a blessing blogging has been.

    and wow! what a give away!!!

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  93. hi mel! this is the first time i have commented....what a great idea! thank you for having this giveaway and congrats on three years! i found your blog through kelly's corner back in january? and have been hooked since! i live in texas but know if we lived closer, we'd be friends! i am also a teacher but have been out of the classroom for several years since i have had kids. i also have three sisters with whom i am very close, including my parents...seems a lot like you are with your family. i have 3 kids (a little boy in heaven, a 5yo boy & 2yo girl). i LOVE LOVE to see what your girls wear...you have such a great style for you and them. love how you do posts on where you got your clothes! do you think you will ever do posts on where you buy your girls' clothes/shoes? would LOVE that! speaking of, where do you buy their simple colored barrettes? they have gorgeous thick hair that i can't believe those tiny barrettes hold back. i would love to find those for my daughter. thank you for being real and sharing great ideas and life with us readers! i simply don't know how you teach, full time mom and still manage to be able to have such a great blog...you must have excellent time management....would love to hear how you accomplish so much!!! take care! michelle

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  94. The reason people read your blog is because you ARE relatable... you are likable... and we adore you! Happy 3 years to you! Looking forward to meeting you next month :o)

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  95. WOW! 3 years congrads! Great giveaway!
    Been reading your blog for 2 years now! I think I found you from Kelly's Korner :)

    XOXO

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  96. What an awesome giveaway! I'm not sure which one I want to win most. Congrats on 3 years of blogging! That's really exciting! I'm a blogging newbie. :) Thanks!

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  97. I am a new follower but I have gotten hooked on your recipes! Tomorrow night were having "the easiest dinner ever" straight from the crock pot! Thanks for sharing!

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  98. Great giveaway!! Happy anniversary!

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  99. love that you started this blog, too. it's one of my faves! happy blogoversary! let's go out tonight and celebrate! :)

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  100. Congratulations, Mel on 3 years. I love reading your blog and am appreciative of all your recipes. You have a fun spirit that shows in your blog.

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  101. Your blog is wonderful! keep it up.

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  102. I love all your posting and love watching your girls grow. They are so beautiful...thanks for the chance to win. Good luck everyone!

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  103. congrats on three years! I love checking in with you to see your new recipes!

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  104. What a great giveaway!! Happy Blogoversary. I'm so glad I found your blog :)

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  105. Happy Blogoversary! What a great 3 years it's been for you! I still can't remember how I stumbled upon your blog but I'm glad I did! Thanks for the awesome inspiration through your pics, recipes and "mommy-moments"! Here's to a million more years of blogging!

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  106. Happy Blogoversary! I love your posts!

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  107. Congrats on 3 years! You blog is fantastic,a weekly read for me!

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  108. I love your blog... it is one of my favorites!

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  109. They are rad and you are rad. I truly enjoy your blog...the recipes, the picture and of course your adorable girls. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  110. Love, love, love your blog! Congrats on THREE years...flies by these days, huh? You sure have a smorgasbord of awesome goodies there...fingers crossed! ;-) XOXO

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  111. I love you Mel. I can't believe it's been 3 years since you started! Your blog is always one that makes me smile, and swoon at all the pretty pictures. And half the yummy recipes on my table are yours! ;-) Happy Blogoversary beautiful friend. Can't wait to squeeze you soon! xoxo

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  112. I've been following your blog for about a year now and love it!

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  113. I love your blog, I think your wonderful. Your blog has truly inspired me and uplifted me during my husbands seven month deployment to Afghanistan. Thank you for sharing.

    Warmly,
    Blanca

    blancacarlson@live.com

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  114. I don't even remember how i found your blog, but I love it. My kids are the same ages and you have such a positive outlook! Here's to three more years...
    K

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  115. I try your recipies all the time. I love to read and learn. I am loving the photo book. Might have to buy one of those.

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  116. Based on the other comments, I may be your newest follower! I have been following you for a few months now and I have really enjoyed your blog. :)

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  117. Congrats on 3 years! So fun!!

    I am going to need to check out the "unmanual"...I NEED to figure out this camera!

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  118. Congrats on your blogoversary! It's always fun to visit your cheery blog, and I was so excited to see Chrissie's pillows on your site! I "pinned" them weeks ago and have been dreaming of them ever since. The coupon code is awesome!

    Happy blogging, and thanks for sharing the love.

    lori1975(at)comcast(dot)net

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  119. Congrats on your blogoversary! It's always fun to visit your cheery blog, and I was so excited to see Chrissie's pillows on your site! I "pinned" them weeks ago and have been dreaming of them ever since. The coupon code is awesome!

    Happy blogging, and thanks for sharing the love.

    lori1975(at)comcast(dot)net

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  120. Congats on 3 yrs!! I have followed your blog for quite some time now! Thanks for the great giveaway! =)

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  121. Congratulations on your 3 year blogoversary! I've been reading your blog for almost two years now. I don't know how I found you, but I love reading about your "normal" life. You introduced me to Ten on Ten and your yummy taco salad. I also love that your a mom of two girls close in age. It helps me prepare for what's in store for us. Thanks!

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  122. I just found your blog and I fell in love with it! Going to be following you now for sure. You give me motivation to keep trying to tackle my blog. Thanks for all you are sharing and for being another "light" online. :)

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  123. I enjoy reading your blog!! What great give-aways!

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  124. This is my first time reading your blog and I was so excited to see such fun giveaways! I'll be sure to check back more often! Congrats on Year #3!

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  125. Three years! How exciting....congrats and thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    erinb1@aol.com

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  126. Congrats on 3 fun years of blogging! Love the giveaways!

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  127. Congrats on 3 years - love your blog!

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  128. I just started following you but I'm excited to catch up on the past 3 years! Found you through pinterest and was drawn in because of the incredible giveaway, and now I'm hooked!

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  130. Enjoy your blog! The Red Letter Words art is amazing. Would be a great gift to the Hubs to celebrate our marriage that God redeemed! Thanks for introducing me to this artist.

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  131. I totally look forward to reading your blog. You remind me so much of how I used to be before my son died - the good things of course. I LOVE being creative too but I'm just not nearly as social as I once was. So, until life changes, I just live vicariously through you and all of your fun ideas and parties!

    Hugs,
    Trisha

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  132. yay for three years!
    hip-hip-hooray!

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  133. Happy Blogoversary! I love reading your blog and can't wait to see what you'll be up to for the next 3 years. :)

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  134. Congratulations Mel, I've followed your blog for a couple of years now and I just love to see your girls growing up. Claire is the same age as my Gracie ...

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  135. Congratulations Mel, I've followed your blog for a couple of years now and I just love to see your girls growing up. Claire is the same age as my Gracie ...

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  136. I never EVER win giveaways!! But it wont stop me from trying! :) Maybe one of these days (when I get down to Danville to visit my parents) we can hang out with our kiddos in person! :)

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  137. Just ran across your blog the other day, and am thoroughly enjoying it.

    Deb
    mapawood@grm.net

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  138. I have been wanting that {un}manual for quite some time now...I should really stop trying to win it and just break down and buy it.

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  139. I've been reading your blog for several months now, love it! Congrats on 3 years!

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  140. I just found your blog through pinterest and I'm so glad I did. Can't wait to read more about your precious family.

    What a great giveaway! Crossing my fingers

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  141. Hi, Congrats on 3 years of blogging! I just started reading your blog this month. - Sam (San Diego, CA)

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  142. We are so excited about your blogiversary! My daughter was born on 8-8-2010 and it's fun to celebrate together!

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  143. Thank you for the great ideas!!! - Love it when i find new stuff!!!

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  144. Happy Blogoversary Mel!!!! I love reading your blog and trying your recipes (my boys keep begging me to make the Oreo cupcakes again!!!)!!!

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  145. Man, I want a cookie now. Congrats on 3 years!

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  146. Oh my goodness! What cute stuff! Happy blogoversary. Happy to have virtually met you :). Off to check out their cute shops.

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  147. So fun friend! You have been faithful to sharing your everyday moments and it is inspiring and a joy to watch! Congrats!

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  148. Congrats! I just found your blog. I love it!

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  149. Congrats on your blogoversary!! I love reading your blog and can relate to almost everything! I think I found your blog right around the time Claire had her breath holding spell. I found myself nodding along to everything you were saying because I had just went through the same terrifying thing with my oldest! Just wanted to say congrats again!

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  150. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaways! I enjoy reading your blog.

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  151. Stumbled onto your blog from pinterest. Great giveaways congrats on your anniversary.

    lisarup1 @ aol.com

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  152. I am a mom with two grown girls and just love to read your blog. You, my dear, are a wonderful mom and wife who has a real gift for sharing your world with us. I hope to get a little elf for my grandson to look for at grandma's house....we live in Minot ND and we lost our home and belongings in a flood last month and will be living a FEMA trailer temporarily...so he won't have too many hiding places. :o)

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  153. Wow! What a great bunch of goodies! Congrats on your 3 year blogoversary!

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  154. Wow! What a giveaway! I've been reading for a while...love to see what your girls are up to. I have a 3 year old little girl.

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  155. LOVE your blog! You are such an inspiration to me. Congrats on three years, and thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  156. Oh my gosh, these are fantastic giveaways!!! Congrats on three awesome years, I have loved reading your precious blog all this time!!!

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