Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy One Year Blogiversary to Me! {and a giveaway!}

I can't believe one week from today is my one year blogiversary!

..I'm still here..
Back when I wrote my first entry I wasn't sure how this was going to go. I definitely knew there was a chance I would hate it here at the ranch and I'd just delete this blog, but I didn't hate it, I didn't delete and I'm still here.

This blog isn't just a blog, for me it's kind of like my therapy. It's my happy place. You see, not everything is peachy perfect on the ranch. We (like many other families) have our financial worries, we have the stress of caring for a furry family that is quite dependent on us and we have the pressure of succeeding. We have the stress of the unknown aka Mother Nature and I have really bad days when I miss my family.

For these reasons and because I do enjoy it, I blog.

Coming here, to my little itty bitty corner of the blogosphere,  I feel at home and always excited to share with you what is going on in our lives. Because of this I am always challenging myself and taking in each moment I have here on the ranch. I owe that to you.
Thank you!  

This next year I have set a few goals for my blog that will force me to step out of my comfort zone and put even more of myself out there in the world. eeek! There will be more agvocation, creativity and a little more honesty.

Sooo, we are celebrating a few things this month.

1. My 100+ followers (yes, I am still celebrating.)
2. My August 8th blogiversary 
3. My one year anniversary (August 28th) of being a sheep rancher’s wife and…
4. The recent completion of my father-in-law’s treatment!

In honor of all these things and THANKS to a few awesome ETSY shops I have a week of giveaways for you, my friends!
How awesome is that?!
Here is a list of the ETSY Shops participating. Go and check out the goods!
Lather and Lace

Let's get it started in her'! 

Ya'll know how much I love my Jigs
so the first giveaway item should come as no surprise.

This pack of greeting cards comes from the ever so artistic and talented, Susan of Susan Alison Art.

Are you seeing the adorable sheep slippers. LOVE this.

The winner of this giveaway will win a pack of these Well... Um... Because it's bedtime... greeting cards set. My only request is that you mail one to me.  No, I'm not serious... 

Well, kinda.

Here is how you enter.

Please leave one comment for each entry for multiple chances to win. 

Mandatory Entry – head on over to Susan Alison Art and come back and tell me what item is your favorite. There are so many things Border Collie that I love in her shop! This entry is mandatory and no others will count if this is not completed. Sorry...rules is rules.

Additional Entries
1. Be a follower of this blog.
2.  Add Susan Alison Art to your Etsy Favorites. 
3.  Follow Monty and Rosie, Alison's blog.