Guess what time it is?? My One-Year Blogoversary!! Can you believe it? I sure can’t! It’s been an amazing year, full of ups and downs, but I want to thank each and every one of you wonderful readers and commenters for making this such a worthwhile experience. I cannot thank you enough. Truly.

I’ve met some crazy, smart, funny, inspirational and genuinely cool people throughout this past year, and I’m looking forward to continuing on this fun journey for quite some time. You all have made it so worthwhile, so thank you! I had planned on linking to a bunch of my favorites, but I ran out of time…you know who you are, and I’ll be linking in a different post when you least expect it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I promised a giveaway for this amazing event – and I always keep my promises! Up on the giveaway block (much better than a chopping block) is:
Yep, that’s right! Be the envy of your peers to have the first bottle of the long-touted, much anticipated Blackberry Merlot:
And yesterday’s bottling of Kahlua:
And in keeping with the ‘main event’ of the Blackberry Merlot, there is a spa gift basket to go along with it – containing delicious smelling Blackberry Vanilla bath items:
This cute little gift basket includes Blackberry Vanilla Shower Gel, Bath Soak, Soap and Bath Fizz. The perfect accompaniment for a nice, relaxing candlelight and wine soak in the tub!

But wait! There’s More!

For those bloggy friends that don’t like wine (gasp! I know!) or can’t or won’t imbibe in alcoholic beverages, have no fear…I didn’t want to leave you out of things. So I’m giving this gift package to one winner, too:
Cold and Flu season is just around the corner, so be prepared for your kids or the kid in you with the following coolness:
You’ll get the cute little black wicker basket lined with black and white checked cloth (perfect for keeping your necessities on the bedside table or side table) with yummy Frozen Raspberry Mix with Freezer Pop Molds (perfect for those times when you want something cold for a scratchy throat):
The nutrition values in case you were curious:
And who wouldn’t feel better by cuddling with this cute little Anne Geddes sleeping baby tiger:
And of course you’ll need a reliable and fun thermometer – Sponge Bob is a big hit in our house for taking your temperature:
Towards the beginning of my blogging journey, Cold and Flu season was rampant in our house. I remember posting about it, and mentioning the Sponge Bob Thermometer I used to successfully convince Princess Nagger to let me take her temperature. Several people commented they might need to get one of those, because their kids were reluctant to have their temperature taken. I remembered those comments, and the next time I saw one at the store, I bought it, tucking it away for a future giveaway. That future is now! ๐Ÿ™‚

So there you go – some fun things for you to win and help me celebrate my one year of blogging! Just let me know in the comments which of the two giveaways you’d prefer to receive. You can just put ‘Alcohol, Please’, or ‘Teetotaler for me’ and I’ll get it right. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can enter to win both if you want!

And to my awesome Canadian Friends? You are SO allowed to win one (or both) of these prizes – I can’t leave you out, because you’ve all been so good to me, too!

OK, here are the ‘official rules’:

Required Entry (must be completed before any extra entries are valid) Leave a comment telling me ‘Alcohol, Please’, or ‘Teetotaler for me’ – or at least specify which of the 2 giveaways you’d rather prefer…you can put both if you want, that’s legal! If your email address is not visible in your profile, you must include it in your comments.

Really jonesin’ to be a winner? Well, guess what? You have extra chances to win!

Extra entry options: (after the required entry is done)

  • Follow me publicly on google friend connect – 1 entry
  • Subscribe by email (must activate) – 1 entry
  • Add me to your Technorati favorites – 1 entry (leave username)
  • Become my facebook fan – 1 entry (leave username)
  • Follow me on twitter and tweet the giveaway – 1 entry (may be done once daily-leave direct url to tweet)
  • Add my blog url to your blog roll and/or add my button to your blog – 2 entries (leave link and 2 comments for each one that you did)
  • Blog about the giveaway – 3 entries (leave link to blog post)
  • Note: Be sure to leave a comment for each entry (like 3 individual comments for Blogging about it, 2 individual comments for adding my blog to your url, etc.) I’ll be using for the results, so I don’t want you to miss out on any chances by not leaving enough comments – so go crazy…comment away! ๐Ÿ™‚

    You have until 12:00 NOON EST on September 21, 2009 to enter. 2 lucky winners will be randomly selected. I will email the winners and post the names here. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email or a new winner will be chosen. Open to US and Canadian Residents. Good luck!

    It took me forever to get this post done, so my Random Tuesday Thoughts will be posted later this morning…in case you’re looking for them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Disclaimer: All items contained within each of the gift packs were personally purchased or made by me. None of the items are promotional items or supplied by the manufacturer of said items.


    1. Yeah.. congrats to you!! I am shocked that this is your 1st this is such a wonderful successful blog.. I just figured you were an old timer to know, at least 2 years!!!

      Happy Boggy Anniversary from your old home area (sort of!) in the PNW!

      Jan ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Congrad's on the first year of blogging. I love your giveaways and my choice would be 'Alcohol, Please'.

    3. One year?! GET OUT! Congratulations on your anniversary and a successful first year! Look at how far you've come – you're makin' your own booooooze! ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL!

    4. Happy Blogiversary!
      I likeeee the wine. I follow your blog and I just followed you on twitter.

    5. Happy Bloggerversary! Kick-ass giveaway, Stacy!

      I'd like to be entered for the wine package! Beautiful!

      Okay, I already follow.

      Justine ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

    6. Congrats on your One Year Blogoversary. I have enjoyed your blog since finding it this summer, and I look forward to the next year. I would be interested in winning the basket. Lil' D loves Spongebob, and that baby would be super cute for my niece. Have a wonderful day and take care.

    7. I think this is right – two for URL in blog roll and two for button? If not subtract two!

      Blog Roll URL #2

    8. I also love the Sponge Bob thermometer. Pale Rider needs one; he always thinks he has a fever.

    9. Happy Blogoversary Stacy! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I'd love to win both prizes up for grabs, but I am not from the US or Canada… ๐Ÿ™

      Oh well, good luck to everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

    10. Hey that means I can win this!!! or "both!!!" ๐Ÿ™‚ I love both prizes. I love reading here and oh I have a US mail box for just such occasions.

    11. I'm back for another entery, just fanned your blog on FB! (kyooty on the wallpost) and Mary MACK(….) ๐Ÿ˜›

    12. ok just subscribed too, sorry now I feel like I'm all spammy but look at both those prizes, and I NEVER "win" anything~!

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