Thursday, May 05, 2011

Blogversary GiveAway!!!!

The Grand Blogversary Gift Pack!!!!

April 20011 brought an exciting (well to me, at least) Blogversary.  On April 26, 2006 I posted for the very first time!  It was a single photo and caption.  Boy, over the last FIVE years I got wordy. 

I started blogging shortly after I started reading this blog (originally on a different blog host). Hans is the brother to my oldest, and dearest friend, who we lost to breast cancer in 2004.  I guess he was my inspiration to start a blog (who knew?).  I often find myself blogging about things I wish I could share with Sonja, even 7 years later. 

When I first started blogging I really thought more of it as "journaling" (I really didn't like the word blog...it sounded kind of icky to me.) I couldn't have imagined how many fun things and people it would bring into my life.  I have met some amazing friends, learned so much, and even found myself developing new professional directions from my blog.  It has been a wonderful ride and I love the land of blog (yes, I have warmed to the word.)

So to celebrate I am hosting a giveaway of some wonderful pink and green fun (because I believe everyone needs a little pink & green!) 

The prize pack (above) includes:
*A signed copy of Nesting, It's a Chick Thing by Ame Mahler Beanland & Emily Miles Terry (it will take a little extra delivery time so that it can be personalized for YOU)
*1 pack of 10 pink & green note cards with envelopes (perfect for those little thank you notes!)
*2 green (with pink embroidery) waffle weave dish towels
*3 pastel ramekins (pink, blue & yellow)
*1 flower & ribbon magnetic notepad (to keep up with all you have to keep up with)
*1 container of Pastel Pearl Nonpareils (so you can decorate those cupcakes, girl!)
*Godiva Chocolatier Strawberry Truffle gems (cause you know we have to have our chocolate)

So, how to YOU enter for a chance to win? 
 All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. 
Simple, huh? 

If you would like extra entries (totally optional!):
-Blog about my BlogAversary Giveaway and leave me a separate comment with link to your post
-Tweet about it adding @SouthernSmdays so I will know
-Facebook about it and leave me a separate comment so I will know
-If you are a follower or become a follower leave me a separate comment for an extra entry.
***for extra entries to count please leave separate comments (it just makes it easier on me...and I am all about that!)

I will draw a winner on May 26, 2011!  Good Luck!!!

82 comments:

Sweet Carolina Girl said...

Yay for your Blogversary! Adorable giveaway!:)

suburban prep said...

I always look forward to readings your postings. I appreciate what you write.
congratulations on your Milestone!!!!

suburban prep said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Libby said...

Well, I for one am ready for some pink and green! Congratulations on your blogversary!

Libby said...

I am a follower of your blog!

southern-newlywed said...

Oh honey! I'm gonna get started on this now! :)

Love! Love! Love! your blog... :)

mFw said...

Wow 5 years!!! Congrats!!!

mFw said...

I'm a follower!!!

Steph said...

Wow! Yours was one of the first blogs I started reading and as a result started my own!
Congrats on five years!

Steph said...

I started following you a looooong time ago! :)

Gracie Beth said...

Enter me please!

Gracie Beth said...

I am a follower!

HeidiFerguson said...

Congrats Michelle-you inspired me to start my own (still being worked on by the way). Enter me in this fabulouse giveaway!!

Sues said...

This is SO DREAMY!!!! I am so excited that we found each other on here. :-)

Sues said...

I'm a proud follower, too!!! :-)

Southern Lady said...

Pick me!! Pick me!! Pick Me!! :) Carla

Southern Lady said...

I'm a proud follower! :) Carla

Shooting Stars Mag said...

What a cute prize pack. thanks so much.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Paula said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!

The Mrs.! said...

Wow!
What a great gift for us on your special day!!! Love the fun pink and green things you have....always great ideas on your blog!!!

The Mrs.! said...

You know I'm a follower!!!

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BBH said...

I love your sweet Southern blog! Happy Blogiversary!

BBH said...

I'm a follower :)

"GB" said...

Congratulations! I hope I make it to five years.

The Southern Lady said...

Good morning from Tokyo, Bella!

Congratulations on your milestone. I always wonder what prompts a person to blog~thank you for sharing your story!

Warmly,

Elizabeth

PS~I tweeted about the giveaway!

The Southern Lady said...

I also created a link to your giveaway on Facebook!

Elizabeth Doiron Quon

Warmly,

Elizabeth

The Southern Lady said...

I'm also a follower!!

Warmly,

Elizabeth

Cherish @ Southern Soul Mates said...

Happy 5 years!! The giveaway items are wonderful! Hope you're doing well :) xoxo

Cherish @ Southern Soul Mates said...

I'm a long-time follower :)

Hines-Sight said...

I love your blog and your give-away. Enter me, and happy Blogversary.

AngelaV said...

Cute giveaway. Pick me!

Ruth said...

Happy Blogversary!!!
I am a follower. I love reading your book reviews.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

You know I'm a follower :)

Jessica said...

Oh Happy Blogversary! I have so enjoyed tweeting with you! Now ADORE your blog!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Wish me luck!!

southerninspiration said...

Congrats on your 'versary!!!
Suzanne

southerninspiration said...

Congrats on your 'versary!!!
Suzanne

southerninspiration said...

I am a follower!!
Suzanne

Ashley Borysewich said...

Congrats :)

ashleyborysewich@Gmail.com

Thanks!

Miss Char said...

Congrats on your pink and green anniversary Michelle. I still keep up with Han's blog to check on him and his family. I'm sure that Sonja and Joe are watching over everyone.

The Southland Life said...

Yay for you 5 year anniversary! That's wonderful!!!

The Southland Life said...

And, I'm a new follower!

accordingtogus.com said...

Congratulations on your five year anniversary - that is an amazing achievement!

accordingtogus.com said...

Congratulations on your five year anniversary - what an amazing accomplishment!

Cathy said...

Happy Blogversary friend!

MyBluePeacock said...

Thanks so much for stopping in over at my blog wwww.mybluepeacock.blogspot.com! And because you did that, I've now found your blog and am definitely a new follower (can we ever get enough of pink & green?)...LOVE your blog!

And how lucky that I happened over here just when you are hosting a giveaway, yay...sign me up...

Congrats on your anniversary, wishing you many more :)

proudpatriot07 said...

Yay! I would love to win :).

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

proudpatriot07 said...

Also, I follow your blog on my google reader.

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Happy Blogversary!xx

Cheryl F. said...

Happy BlogAversary :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. said...

Blogged about the giveaway
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Cheryl F. said...

Tweeted the giveaway
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Cheryl F. said...

Shared the giveaway on Facebook
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Cheryl F. said...

Publicly following Southern Somedays with Google Friend Connect {Cheryl F.}
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Jennifer S. said...

Happy Blogversary! I would love to win this! I am your newest follower!

Tammy said...

I just recently discovered your blog, but I love, love, love it and I look forward to following it for many years to come! Happy blog-versary! :o)

BroncoMom said...

So glad that you have found a sense of peace and a connection to others through the blogging world. Wishing you many happy posts ahead of you!!

BroncoMom said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Mrs. Tuna said...

Wow! 5 years!!!! I just finished one and sometimes I wonder if I have any words left. Hopefully you'll pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

AngelaV said...

I put it on my facebook page too.

Cynthia said...

Congratulations and Happy Blogversary!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

hoping for another wonderful 5 years and many more after that! love ya lady! :)

B&P said...

Congratulations! Your blog is wonderful!

bison61 said...

lots of great items in the giveaway-thanks

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Shannon said...

Beautiful giveaway items and Happy Blogversary!

Audrey said...

Congratulations on your blogversary and may you have many more. Thanks for the giveaway.
sweetstrawberryjam at yahoo dot com

Audrey said...

I follow on GFC as strawberry.
sweetstrawberryjam at yahoo dot com

Kay F. said...

Happy Blogversary!

Kay F. said...

I am a new follower!

Kay F. said...

I posted about your blogversary on Facebook! :)

Kay F. said...

I just tweeted about your cute giveaway!

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

Wow! What an adorable pink and green give~away! LOOOOOVE it! You should be quite proud...5 years wooooHooooooo!

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

Of course I follow your cute blog!

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Congratulations on FIVE fabulous years! I actually am not sure how long I've been blogging. But at first I was embarrassed by it. Now I feel like everyone knows and few care- ha. My how times have changed I guess.

Cheers to many more wonderfully wordy years!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

And of course I follow!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Happy blogaversary! May 26 is one of my lucky days...my "baby" boy will be 25 years old!

BrittanyGale said...

Happy Blogiversary! Great giveaway :D Count me in!


quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

BrittanyGale said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/QuixoticWeetzie/status/71803921768779776

quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

BrittanyGale said...

I follow via GFC
quixoticdreamer


quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

The Charmed Life Online said...

Congratulation to you on your Blogversary!

Chit Chat Designs said...

Congrats! That's quite an accomplishment. LOVE pink and green. So pretty together for summer.

Chit Chat Designs said...

Congrats! That's quite an accomplishment! Love the pink & green.