August 9, 2012

1 Year

Today is my Blogiversary! It's so hard for me to believe I've been blogging for a whole year. I feel proud that I've stuck with it even through those uninspiring days, if you're a blogger than you know what I'm talking about. I've learned a lot through the year and have met some wonderful friends. It's been so much fun to document my creations, ideas and life in such a way. I LOVE sharing with you.

I started this blog as a way to share because I have people ask me all the time about things I've created and recipes I've made. I finally found time to get it started when I moved to Nebraska and discovered I had more free time on my hands. A LOT has happened since then. Now I'm living in Pennsylvania in a big farm house spending all my free time fixing it up. Not to worry though I still love this blog and will continue to write. I find the process freeing and a great release of my creative energies.

It seems like most of you have found my blog because you've come for a recipe. Surprisingly recipes are the hardest for me to write about. I actually don't follow recipes very well. I tend to use them more as a guide. I'm always putting my own twist on things. So having to think back through what I actually do and write it out has been a challenge. But it has really stretched me and it's feels good to be challenged.

I'm amazed every day at how many people visit my blog and write me about the Crock-Pot Lasagna  in particular. I can remember a few days after I posted the Crock-Pot Lasagna recipe the number of visitors on my blog started going up drastically. My husband was actually out of town and I was FaceTiming him on the iPhone late one night and he said "have you looked at your blog lately?" The picture below depicts the scene well.

Isn't that too funny that he captured my reaction? I couldn't believe that 12,000 people visited my little blog! And now I'm getting close to half a MILLION! Is it just me or is that crazy?

I want to say Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart. I really appreciate your visit and I love it when you write. As a way to celebrate and say thanks I have a little giveaway planned. Of course I would love to have you over for a craft party and a cup of joe but since I can't the next best thing is for you to have one at your own place. So I'm giving away a $25 Michaels Gift Card to get you started with the party.


Wanna know how to enter the giveaway!?! Leave me a comment below telling me how you found my blog or tell me something you like about it. You will get your name in the hat again if you do the any of the following:

1.) If you're a follower, let me know. Double your chance!!
2.) If you're not already a follower, follow along and let me know you're a newbie. You'll get an extra chance too!
3.) You can also follow me on Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram.

*I will enter all the names into random.org  to randomly select a winner. The giveaway will close on Thursday August 16th at Midnight*

Don't forget to make sure that you have an e-mail attached to your name so that if you're the winner I can contact you.
I hope you know how much I appreciate all of you!


13 comments:

  1. I've said it before but it's worth saying again, Katie, I love reading you're blogs! I'm so inspired by you. And after reading about your 1/2 a million hits, I have to say I feel alittle like 'WOW and to think I've actually met and am friends with her :D
    You've definitely been blessed with many talents and writing just seems to be another one of those. Keep it up!

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  2. Yea you! Congratulations!
    I love getting to see your creative ideas, and I especially loved the blog about your piggy banks - so cute!!
    I am a follower. :)

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  3. How fun! Congratulations on ONE YEAR of blogging! I first came across your blog because of the crockpot lasagna, made it, and thought it was very tasty!

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  4. WOOOHOOO ONE YEAR WITH MANY MORE TO COME! I can remember when you first told me you were going to start a blog and how you hoped you could stay committed and look where you are now a year out and so many followers and almost half a million viewers AWESOME! Congrats my friend! I love the squirrel holding the card too cute! I must get Rach to see this pic you know she'd love it!

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  5. I found your blog while searching for banana pudding recipes! Congrats on 1 year!
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  6. I am a new gfc follower.
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  7. i follow you via pinterest
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  8. i like you via fb
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  9. Happy Blogivesary! Hope you are getting settled in your new digs!

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  10. happy one year blog anniversary catherine, woot!i am so thankful for you too!

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  11. A Very Happy One Year Blogiversary to You! I have been an avid follower of your blog since you told me about it in Aug. 2011. I look forward to reading more entries/posts as you continue to expand and grow your blog; keep Creating through LIFE! 4gtnhb

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  12. Happy Blogiversary! :) I stumbled upon your blog via the HattieRex Facebook page. Crock pot lasagna? Um, yes, please! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. You're entered for the Michaels gift card. Just so you know there's no e-mail connected to your account which makes getting in contact a little tougher.

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