Thursday, May 28, 2009

one year

One year ago I introduced my blue eyed blessings to the blog world...not knowing what this blog might become! Man, it's morphed into a whole lot of things, but I'm quite content with what it has become so far.

It's a simple blog that shares my family life, my creative life, and my organized life...and in the midst of all of that some occasional ramblings of whatever.

To celebrate a year, I am having a giveaway (just as I promised a few weeks ago). My original intention was to make this a week long extravaganza, but this little "blogiversary" snuck up on me and in true Heidi fashion, I'm going to keep it on the simple side...but it will be worth it!

This giveaway will include a goody box of some of


Now, wouldn't it be nice if I told you what those are before you entered to win? Sorry it's a surprise!! If you've followed my blog for some time now, you *might* have a little bit of an idea of what I enjoy and what this goody box *might* hold, but for now it will stay a mystery until the winner receives it in the mail and reveals it on her blog! It's only then will I share the contents of the package.

Everyone is welcome to enter! The only "rule" is you must leave me a comment answering the following question: What is one thing you *think* I might put in the "my favorite things" box? All {clean} answers are accepted. Get creative! Make me smile!

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, June 3rd and I will announce the winner at our monthly craft challenge get together on Thursday, June 4th. Don't forget to be working on your monogram projects!!

I can't wait to hear from ALL of you...friends new and old, family, (Mom, even YOU can enter!), and those who come by to take a peek into the life of little old me every now and then. It's been a fun ride so far and I can't wait for what there might be ahead.


**And just as a side note: Please forgive me (again) for the lack of commenting this week or just simply not being around. It seems that I'm playing catch up with so many things and it's taking me forever to get ahead of the game! I have my first "official" Stampin' Up! workshop tonight and I'm quite excited about it, but it has taken up my free time during naps and night time as I prepare. I'm hoping that once I get the hang of what I want to share in my workshops, the preparation for future ones won't be so much! Plus, you can't beat this weather we're having so the kids and I have spent quite a bit outdoors working on our tans...or something like that.

And, because I can't leave a blog post without a picture, here's a sweet shot from our 2-day vacation visiting friends over Memorial Day...hopefully more pics to come soon!

Our little beach "bums"!
Mikayla & Chloe - best buds


jennybell said...

I have been following your blog for maybe a month or two on my Google Reader. I would think that your favorite things would definitely include craft supplies like ribbons, buttons, and maybe a stamp. or maybe you might decide to send one of your beautiful handmade cards!

Emily said...

Such a cute picture! I'm about as creative at guessing games as I am at craft stuff...which is not very much...but I would say that you are going to include some variety of craft supplies. Happy blogversary!

Smith Family said...

Hmmm...since you probably can't fit a super organized and creative home in your box, I think I'm gonna guess Hot Tamales, ribbon, and some homemade gift tags.

Missy said...

Congratulations on 1 year of blogging! Yay! I like the give away idea. Might have to do that myself for 1 yr. I've still got a little while to go. I've really enjoyed reading your blog and your ideas and seeing your sweet family.

Hmmm. What would Heidi include in her favorite things box giveaway. I'm just gonna take a stab at it and say maybe some ribbon, stamp(s), brads, something that has been mod podged(maybe a notepad or something), labels or something to help us keep ourselves organized(ha! ha!), maybe a picture frame, and heck, maybe even a Diet Pepsi or two.(Just kidding, but I think I remember a post about you liking those)I'm sure it will be great whatever it is.

Rhonda said...

Hey Heidi,

Aww the beach...heavenly! What a cute pic.

Congrats on your 1 year! I love your blog and of course am a faithful follower!

I think you would include something you made, stampin up supplies, an adorable monkey cupcake of course with blue eyes, one of those adorable water bottle holder thingamagig! BTW...are you up for a tutorial on those...would love to know how...I'm such a visual person!

No matter who wins or what you send it will be fabulous!

Kelli said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging!! I have really enjoyed read you blog and being inspired by all of your SUPER crafty ideas!
I would guess that there would be a bunch of craft stuff in you favorite things box...some scrapbook paper, stamps, ribbon, maybe even some photocards or something to help us hopelessly unorganized people get a little more organized...maybe!!

vicki said...

I think that you would probably include a favorite snack, some note cards, and maybe a gift certificate for a photo card.
I love to read your blog and look forward to seeing what you write about next. Of course, I also enjoy looking at pictures of my grandkids!
Love ya!

Kim said...

Congrats on 1 year!! Has it really been that long. Wow.

I am going to guess you will send me a Baja Fresh meal:) Kidding. I think it will definately include Modge Podge and some note cards.

Have a great day in the sun!

The Harris Family said...

Cute picture. I've have really enjoyed your blog. I am going to guess ribbon and stamps.

Kasey said...

I'm thinking modge podge or whatever that crazy glue stuff is called! or maybe something to get organized! or a frame (cute one of course!) Happy Blogiversary!

Xazmin said...

Happy Blogiversary! I want to win, because I love everything you always post about!

I think your prize will include some stampin' up products and other crafty supplies.

And it would be AWESOME if it included some of the darling hand made cards you have shown off!

I hope you've had a great week!

jennykate77 said...

Congrats on your Bloggiversary!! My 1 year bloggiversary is tomorrow! I think the box of favorites *might* include some party stuff, since you throw really awesome parties! Just a guess. :)

Hope you're having a great week!

Cute pic of your kiddos!

Russell Family said...

Congrats on 1year! I love checking out your blog! You are so crafty and creative and the pics of your little ones are always adorable!

I think your box will include a card that you have made, among other crafty items.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Heidi,
I have enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know my cousins daughter a little better.

I think you will include in your giveaway box some "Stampin Up" tools, a homemade card and maybe the 2" scalloped punch you have mentioned alot and use.

Good luck on your new job adventure with "Stampin Up".


Amanda Sue said...

Since skinny cows would be hard to mail, I'm hoping it includes a scalloped punch and some pretty ribbons. Congrats on the one year mark- I love looking to your site for inspiration!

Moore's x 4 said...

Well...two of your most favorite things that would most definitely make it in your box are red licorice and to go with it a bag of microwave popcorn!!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Great idea for your "blogoversary"!! Congratulations on one year of blogging!!

I am gonna go out on a limb here and guess that you might put a plane ticket in your box. That way the winner can come and meet you in person and we can go out for lemonades and cupcakes!!!

I think it is a fab idea!!


Tammy Williams said...

Happy Blogiversary. I don't know when I started my new blog - sometime when I was pregnant with Declan. But I really started blogging MANY years ago when I was still single.

I am going to guess that you will have a trip for two to Paris in your goody bag. I can hope right?! Really though, I think you will have a button magnet clip for recipes.

Dawn said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging! Here's to many more!!

Good Luck with your Stampin' Up tonight-have fun!

I'm going to guess that you would include some ribbon, small cards you made, stamps, stamp pad and some punched shapes in your favorite things box.

Melissa said...

One year, yipee! Your favorite thinkgs huh, your kids. Wow, that's gonna cost ya in shipping.

Hillary said...

Oooh, happy one year!!

I think you'll put a pretty pair of blue eyes in there.

Ha, okay kidding.

I'd say maybe some cookies, something modgey-podgey (lol), ribbon, something with buttons, and maybe some fun stamping things. :)

Mama King said...

Crafty goodness of course! Buttons, ribbons or stamps maybe... I like that it is a surprise!

He And Me + 3 said...

happy Blogoversary! I think your favorite thing box might have a gift card to a craft store $ and lots of crafty stuff like scrapbooking things, ribbon of course, stamps, homemade cards, homemade candy or cookies, and other fun crafty stuff. I hope I win my friend...i can't wait to open it and love it all!

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

Congrats on your one year milestone! Very exciting!
Good luck to you with tonight's stampin' up event. I hope it goes very well. I'd love to hear about it. I am guessing that Mod Podge might be in a box of your favorite things. Although, my first guess was a scallop would be a little pricey for giving away and shipping, but I've seen you do lots of cute things with it!

Miller Racing Family said...

Congrats on the anniversary. I have really enjoyed reading both your blog and all the sweet comments you leave on my blog.
I know that whatever you giveaway will be something from the heart as you are so sweet. I would love to win this giveaway and the prize would be that you would come and plan Trey's entire 4th birthday. Now I know that is a little extreme so I think you will give some sort of crafty cards that you made.
Congrats again!

Eric said...

Hey Heidi--

Happy Blogiversary :-). I love checking your blog as you inspire and challenge me!

Looking forward to our next play date with our little ones!

Your friend,

Katie said...

I hope you'll post some of the fun things you make at the workshop!

As for favorite things...hmmm...well I think it's safe to say some crafting things like ribbons and buttons might be in there!

Shawn said...

I quickly scrolled to the bottom, as not to be jaded with what others thought you would have in the box. I;m thinkg a ever so cute cupcake tin since you seem to have so many.

COngratulations on your blogiversary!

Kelli said...

OK...I've thought about this most of the day and I've narrowed it down...a pack of cards (Stampin Up style), a small punch and some Burt's Bees. Am I close?

Anissa said...

I follow you and I would have to say craft supplies. Love the pictures -- beach pictures are my favorite.

Sarah Ondracek said...

Happy one year of blogging!

My guess is it will include some chocolate covered raisins...those were really good at your Stampin' Up! Open House!!! If I don't win, I'll have to get a box because now they sound really good, lol:)

Tracey said...

I've really enjoyed your blog since I found it a couple of months ago! I think there will be some type of scrapbooking materials in the goody box. I'm sure whatever it is will be very cute and crafty!

ThroughAMothersEye said...

Hmmm...I am thinking you will include some cards that you made (always too cute) and maybe some sort of punch. Of course the cards might be made with a punch! And it all might have something to do with Stampin Up!
Congrats on one year!!

Sarah said...

I am pretty sure something crafty would be included...maybe the scalloped punch - or maybe EVERYTHING would be something made with the scalloped punch - it's like your McGyver tool - you could use it to save the world!

Selima said...

I love reading your blog. Happy anniversary:) I think you would include craft stuff and home-made cards.

Shelby, Patrick and Kids said...

I am certain you would include a few incredible Stampin' Up cards, you do such a great job. I love the ribbon I won a few months back from you so I would guess there might be some of that in there too. Happy Blogiversary!

jenjen said...

Congratulations Heidi! That is so exciting!!!


DeBran said...

congratulations Heidi!! I haven't been following your blog for very long, but I love it. I would guess some type of party planning guide, some craft supplies, ribbons, stamps and maybe some notecards. DeBran

Amanda said...

I'm going to guess your lucky winner might receive...a handmade card(s)? A stamp(s)? A tasty goody?

Happy 1 year Blogoversary Heidi!!!


Rachel H. said...

Okay--this is tough because I haven't been reading your blog very long....and I don't know tons about you. But I have to say, if I were guessing one of your favorite things, I would say your kids. And they are SOOOO cute...

so are they going in the goody bag???? (or does it depend on what kind of day they are having when you are ready to ship it! :) LOL

Candice said...

Congratulations! I stumbled upon your blog (what a treasure!) while looking for a craft to do with my church small group! From browing your tutorials I'm guessing the box will include buttons and modge podge!

Lauren said...

I think it would include ribbon, paper or notecards and maybe (fingers crossed) one of those scallop punches!

Maridith said...

Congratulations on 1 year!!! I love reading your blog and you are always so sweet to comment on mine and so many other blogs too!!!

If I were to guess your favorite thing it would be...candy (your daughter did have lolly pop party and she had to get her sweettooth from someone) ribbon (for our suitcases for traveling this summer) and stamps from the Stamp it up! Just my guess!!

Have a wonderful week!

EGs' Mom said...

I haven't been following very long, but I would have to say something with ribbons, stamps, and organization.

Staci said...

HI I just found your blog. I am where you are on your blog about a year ago I would assume. Just getting started. I am going to guess a gourmet CANDY! I hope I win.

Take care.

Monica said...

I have been following your blog for a few weeks now and enjoy it so much.Can't wait till I join in on one your monthly craft challenges.I think the goody box will have lots of pretty ribbon and beautiful papers.

heidi said...

Obviously the goodies will include something modge podged. Der. LOL And probably something stamped, too. Whatever is in there it will be super-dee-duper faboo because you are a creative goddess.

Sarah said...

Hi! I think you will include one of your favorite Stampin' Up stamps. Either the stamp itself or something made with it! :-)

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Hmmmm, is it too general if I guess crafting supplies?

Katherine Marie! said...

I think your your box-o-goodies will presented like a PARTY IN A BOX!!! I see a delightful and colorful THEME for sure!!!!

Your box will be filled with coordinating and beautifully wrapped goodies. Perhaps gorgeous ribbon, art supplies, pretty paper, and some yummy-sweet treats?

even if I don't win I can't wait to see your box of treats!!!!!!

The PiƱon Family said...

I would have to guess some really great crafting supplies... ribbon, stamps, ink, ect. Can't wait to see who wins?

I grew up in Lake Oswego and I love looking at you pictures. Especially the beach. Reminds me of home. Thank you!

Coley said...

I love all the projects and what not that you feature!

I think that you will include something you made with Mod Podge in the favorite things box!

Tanielle said...

Just in time!!!:-) You are so creative I am guessing... anything crafty, but ANY stampin' up stuff would be fabulous!!! Maybe I'll get caught up..eventually!

Have a great night Heidi, and feel free to draw my name.:-)

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure you're going to send out a box of fudgesicles. Those should travel well!

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