Monday, May 3, 2010

3 years! (and a giveaway)

It's hard for me to believe that it's been 3 years since I wrote my first blog post, a list of 100 random things about myself. Since then, I've written 535 entries, met many amazing people, and learned so much from your own posts and comments. Thank you for being part of this community with me!

I've done book giveaways for my first two blogiversarys, and this year I thought I'd spice it up a bit. I'm going to let you choose the prize. The catch? It has to be something I've reviewed or recommended on my blog over the last three years. That gives you tons of choices, from amazing books to some of my favorite kitchen gadgets. (The item should be $15 or less from an on-line store like Amazon, and this giveaway is only open to U.S. and Canadian addresses.)

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment telling what you would choose if your name is selected. I'll leave the comments open until Wednesday, May 5 at 2:00 CST. Thanks for reading!

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thehomespunheart said...

Hi Carrie!

Fun giveaway!! I think I would choose Treasuring God in Your Traditions or any of the kids books you've suggested.

Have a great day!

Kali said...

Happy Blogiversary Carrie! I've enjoyed following along for awhile now and always learn something when I stop by. I think I would choose the hand mixer you mentioned works well for baby food - something I've been loking at!

angie said...

Congrats on 3 years! I think you shoudl bake a cake in honor of the event!
I think I would like to read "Living More with Less" if I should win the giveaway.

Carrie said...

CONGRATULATIONS and Happy Birthday re: your 3rd blogging anniversary! =) That's quite a milestone.

And that's quite a giveaway! I think if I won I would choose a Seeds of Faith CD. I've been hearing about those and they sound awesome. We use Steve Green's Hide 'em in Your Heart but some variety would be great!

Thanks and congrats again!

Tracy said...

Wow! 3 Years...I don't think I've ever missed a post : )

I'd say the Family Feasts book by Mary Ostyn. I have her other book and LOVE it and this one is on my wish list!


Katie said...

Dear Carrie,

How fun, and Happy Blogiversary!! I just have to say that about 400+ of those posts have been such an encouragement and blessing to me since I found your blog in Sept. 2007. (I just searched the archives to find my first comment and, ironically enough, it was regarding another milestone on the post, entitled "A little milestone".) =)

If I won, I think I would treasure a few handcrafted cards made by you!

(Like the ones I so admired back in this post:

I think that fits the criteria ok, if not, surprise me!

NeedANap2 said...

Congratulations on 3 years!! I'd probably pick Family Feasts for $75 a Week. We're really trying to bring our grocery budget down and with 6 of us, it's difficult. :)

Mom said...

Dear Carrie, happy third anniversary of your blog! I've been blessed by your posts and thank you for all the effort you put forth in creating them. :)

I have been thinking about getting my own copies of the Sleeths' books. I'll probably look at yours again while we are there next week.

Love you! Mom

Surge said...

If I won I would choose the apple corer! thanks so much for the giveaway :)

contact email: tsgiveaways(at)

Michelle said...

Congrats on 3 years and what a great giveaway!!! I love following your blog. So many practical tips! If I won I would choose the silicone pastry brush. I had an old style one, but it became so nasty that I had to throw it away! However I keep opening my drawer to look for it so I must need one!
Thanks and I look forward to 3 more years!

Elizabeth said...

I would probably choose the Family Feasts for $75 a Week cookbook.

Sharon T said...

I would love to win the book "Cheaper but Better, Homemade Alternatives..." I truly enjoy both your and your sister's blogs. Happy third and many more.

becka said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog and appreciate the variety of topics that you discuss. I would choose the book you mentioned by Linda Dillow about Calming the Anxious Heart.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Congratulations on three years, Carrie!

I love all of your book recommendations (though I'd have to search for a specific one!) but I also like the angled measuring cup too! That is something I would use. Probably DAILY!

MH in OH said...

Congrats on the milestone. I found you through your sister's blog and have enjoyed checking in, learning interesting things and being encouraged.
I just noticed you had the mini spatula on your list of gadgets - mine just broke and I need to replace it! And I love many of the children's books you have recommended.

Kelly said...

I've only been following blogs for 9 months and this it the first blogiversary I've seen. How fun! It's hard to pick just one thing from your blog but I have to go with the silicone pastry brush. I think it will come in handy when we start grilling again. And I know I'm not in the US or Canada, but I will be soon! :)