Friday, May 2, 2008


Tomorrow marks one year since my very first post, when I shared 100 random things about myself. I am grateful to my sister for inspiring me to blog in the first place, to my husband for encouraging me to write and reflect, and to all of you for being part of this wonderful community. Thanks for being along for the ride--I appreciate your encouragement and insight!

In honor of my blogiversary, I'd like to host a book giveaway as promised. I have a brand new copy of The Power of an Ordinary Life, courtesy of Tyndale House Publishers, to send to one of you. I confess I've never read it, but it's a compelling topic! Just leave a comment to enter. Contest open until Sunday night at 11 pm CST.


Anonymous said...

Happy blogiversary! I am grateful that you began blogging and have appreciated the insight and encouragement you have brought to all of us! :) Love you, Mom

Angela - Life w/ One Busy Boy said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!!!!

Katie said...

Yea!! cool :-) You know, my *rabbit* post yesterday turned out to be my 100th post ~ I've seen other bloggers give prizes away for their 100th post, but I think I'll wait for my one-year anniversary as well. It just snuck up on me!

Well, I just wanted to *thank* you (and all the others who encouraged you) for beginning blogging...if you hadn't, I'd have one less friend...and a dear one at that! =)

Have a wonderful weekend!
(Oh, and your note is on its way...I mailed it a couple days ago finally.) =)


thehomespunheart said...

Happy blogiversary! I am thankful you are blogging too! :)

Love you,

Liisa said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am grateful to your sister and hubby as well because I have been really blessed and encouraged by your blog!


Anonymous said...

I just linked back to your first blog entry. I enjoyed reading you 100 random things, and found many of them to be similar to myself, eg. favorite drink is caramel steamer, shoe size is 8.5, majored in English education, love to make lists, do not drink caffeine, love all types of containers, enjoy looking for a good bargain, and love to organize closets and such.
Happy Blogiversary! Angie

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Happy Blogiversary! Glad you are enjoying your time in Blogland.

mer said...

Happy anniversary, Carrie. I'm so glad you started blogging or I'd never have the privilege of knowing you!

By the way, I keep forgetting to tell you that I got your letter (thank you!) and I will answer your questions soon!


Mary Ann said...

Happy blogiversary! I'm glad I've found your blog. I always enjoy reading what you write, especially pertaining to stewardship and natural living.

To answer your question about food processors, Yes! I would definitely recommend the Cuisinart, which is the kind I have. It is a little pricier than some, though. Some of my friends have other (less expensive)brands that they love as well. It all depends on what you're looking for, so it would pay to read reviews, ask friends, etc.

Frances said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary, Carrie! You have blessed us all by sharing your thoughts and experiences. This book is intriguing - count me in!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. The book sound fantastic!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I too am glad you are blogging as that's the best way I have of "keeping up" with what's going on in your life!
Good job, Carrie!

Love, Grandma

Amy A. said...

A whole year goes by really fast, doesn't it?

Happy Bloggy day!

Allison said...

Congratulations Carrie! Thank you for the fun surprise pakage this week... what a blast from the past.

Anonymous said...

I am a fairly new reader but I have enjoyed all your posts. Keep up the good work with your blog. Kathy in Alabama

Melinda said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog...I traveled here from your sister's blog. Then, I was paired with your mom for the Bloom Swap, so I feel like I "know" your family. Only in this modern age! Thank you for your blog, it is a lovely place and I enjoy my visits.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Happy Blogiversary. Did the year seem to go quickly? So glad I found your blog - it's been a real blessing.

justabeachkat said...

Happy one year anniversary! I'm so glad you decided to blog. It's been a pleasure to get to know you through blogging.