Blogging Birthday - Softie Giveaway Draw

By PaisleyJade - Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Today is my 1 year blogging anniversary, 294 posts later!

I love SouleMama's words recently about what blogging meant to her... for she took the words right out of my mouth (only hers are much better)...

This blog... it's one of the ways in which I remind myself of the joys, the beauty and the blessings around me each and every day. Writing here helps me to remember. And it helps me to see and look for those things, people and moments which do bring me joy. Writing about them helps me hold onto those moments. And I find myself wanting and making more space and opportunity for these kinds of moments to enter our days...and my heart.

What you see and read here are snapshots. Real, honest, true and sometimes deeply personal snapshots that capture parts of my life and how I see it. But a snapshot is never complete or 'whole' of anything. I write for me, but I hit "publish" each day in the hopes that somehow - someway - these little ramblings of mine could inspire you to look for, to follow, to perhaps even create a moment of joy and beauty in your own day.

So thank you to everyone who has sent lovely comments my way over the last year, the new friends I have made, the old and dear friends and family I have been able to keep in contact with, those of you who have inspired me with your amazing creations, your parenting and marriage tips, your faith, your cooking creations and your humour.

And now for the big moment you have all been waiting for.... from 76 entries (and I promise I stirred and stirred the entries up) the winner of Mandy the Matryoshka softie is....

Checkout the winner's cool blog polka-dot-daze!

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  1. Yay!

    I so wanted to enter but decided I'd better not!!!!

    Congratulations on such a great year of blogging, I love reading your day to day activities. :)

    Keep it up, you give inspiration to us all!

  2. OH, YAY! Thank you so much! She is truely gorgeous, and she even has a little baby - how sweet! I really do have a lovely home for her on my daughters dressing table (up high of course, where she will just get to admire it). That's so exciting, this blogging world is just new to me and I am loving it! Congratulations on one year of blogging! And once again, thank you so much, I can't wait to receive her in the post.

  3. Happy blogging Birthday Kristy! I recently had to nominate my favourite blog, and I picked yours! I LOVE it. Can't ebelive you have only been at it a year. And I love that quote; sums it up perfectly doesn't it??!! xx

  4. Woohoo! Love the little video, and congratulations polka dot daze - gonna go check her blog out now!

    Your blog would have to be one of my favourite "almost daily" read!!! :)

  5. Congratulations on a year of blogging! What a lovely gift! Really enjoyed reading your blog, glad I've found it. Will definitely return to peek at what your up to!

  6. congrats to the lucky gal, going to check a few more things out on your blog.


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