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8 Years + A Giveaway

Blogging · Giveaway · December 13, 2017

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Today marks 8 years since I started this blog. It’s crazy to think that something I started as a fun hobby is now a FUN career! I have been given such amazing opportunities. I have met some really fantastic people and if it wasn’t for blogging I wouldn’t have met Andrew or have Liam. So blogging in more ways than one has changed my life.

So today, I am sharing 8 fun facts about me plus a giveaway at the end!

8 Years and 8 Fun Facts

I am the biggest homebody you will ever meet. I prefer being home to going out any day of the week.

I have slight diagnosed OCD. It’s manageable but it can be really frustrating sometimes.

I am actually a very quiet person until you get to know me, then I won’t shut up.

Cleaning is my biggest stress reliever. I usually ask for at least one thing related to cleaning or organization for Christmas. Label makers are the best!

One of my favorite things to do is watch YouTube tutorials on pretty much anything.

I listen to podcasts more than anything else. Aside from sports radio.

Once I had Liam, my taste buds changed and I no longer liked sweet wine. So I drink Sauvignon Blanc now and I love it. My favorite is called Kono from New Zealand.

My favorite movie of all time is Silver Linings Playbook. The other is Up In The Air and the third is Argo.

Now for the giveaway! To celebrate 8 years of blogging and all the amazing people that follow my blog I am giving away a $100 gift card to your choice of (Starbucks, Nordstrom, Sephora, or Amazon) and also a surprise that I promise you will LOVE!

Use the widget below to enter! Winner will be announced once the giveaway is complete on the widget and emailed. That winner will have 24 hours to claim or I will choose a new one!

Thanks for hanging out with me for 8 years and I look forward to may more! Good luck below!

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  • 114 thoughts on “8 Years + A Giveaway

    1. Anita Anderson

      Christmas is my favorite time of the year. My hubby gets sick of all the holiday decorations but I love this time.

    2. Kimmy Ripley

      Cooking is my #1 passion in life! If I win this gift card I will use it towards a new set of cookware so I can get rid of my hand me down set that is sooooooooo old!

    3. Gina M

      Congratulations on your 8 years!!!
      Fun fact: I was born in Delaware.

      Thanks for the chance to win!
      wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

    4. Melinda

      Congratulations! I’m inspired by you. I love watching youtube videos as well! I only wish cleaning was my stress reliever. It takes me effort to get in the mood to clean! Best wishes!

    5. Victoria Onken

      Such a cute post! Congrats on the blog-birthday, you must be very proud!
      My alcohol consumption changed completely after giving birth (pregnancy actually). It’s been 5 years since and I just don’t get the same feeling after drinking anything alcoholic, now, after drinking even one glass of wine I just get tired and want to sleep πŸ™
      So that put me off alcohol… but hey, no more extra calories to think about πŸ˜‰

    6. Kayla Whitter

      Eep. Fun facts about myself are for some reason the most difficult thing for me. But I guess since it’s the holidays, I will say that I own approximately 15 vintage Christmas sweaters – I collect them and genuinely enjoy wearing them each year at the holidays.

      Also, I need to try out Kono. And I love Silver Linings Playbook – I actually had to use that movie during one of my counseling courses to complete an intake and analysis/diagnosis on one of the characters.

    7. Leah Davis

      I know this is weird, but I won’t eat the last bite of anything! Even if it’s a French fry, I’ll eat 99% of the fry and leave a tiny bit on the plate. So odd! One time over Christmas I was eating with my youngest brother and noticed he did the same thing! I’d never known he had the same odd habit…haha!

    8. ellen beck

      Hmmm a fun fact? I love socks- yes I do. I would wear a new pair every single day if I could because mt feet are always cold. Dont know how fun that is, but thats all I got

    9. ShootingStarsMag

      Congrats on 8 years! That’s so exciting. I’ll have to come back later and enter the giveaway but thank you for the chance to win. πŸ™‚
      I love reading random facts about bloggers!


    10. Ashley

      Fun fact about me is that I used to be a Fashion/Lifestyle blogger for 5 years! My blog title was called I still use the name for social media πŸ˜‰

    11. the cape on the corner

      argo is SUCH a great movie, thanks for the reminder! i wish cleaning was my stress reliever. my stress reliever is reading/netflix/avoiding the problem lol.

    12. Starla

      Holy moly! Congrats on 8 years! Happy Blogiversary- I look forward to reading along many more! I am a big homebody too.. I find that it gets worse as I get older… I don’t consider myself in shape but somehow I am still really flexible. I can put my leg over my head and stand on the other, hahaha. πŸ™‚

    13. Kellymcgrew

      A fun fact about me… hmm… if I see a person and watch their mannerisms I can totally tell what their parents look like.. lol!! It’s weird but it’s true!

    14. Patti S.

      Congrats on eight years! Fun fact is that I think I am probably one of your most recent followers or maybe the most recent as I just found you and started following you with in the last two days πŸ™‚

    15. Kim Pincombe-Cole

      Fun fact: I’m the direct descendant of the Scottish throne! My 22nd great grandfather was King Richard the Luon, Anf something like 8-10 Scottish kings before him are my grandfathers, etc!
      So, I’m actually a true princess!

    16. shelly peterson

      Congrats on 8 years! Fun fact, hmm. I don’t know about fun but I love/crave Mexican food. I could literally eat it everyday.

    17. Megan

      Fun fact: I like to eat Skittles (and most multi-color candies) in reverse rainbow order. It makes me happy to keep my dessert orderly. πŸ™‚

    18. Cassie Eastman

      I’m a homebody as well. I love rearranging and organizing my house, it makes me happy! But I also have 3 kids who love to mess it up πŸ™‚

    19. Danielle

      Congrats on your blogging anniversary! A fun fact about me is I auditioned for and was almost on a reality show in 2014.

    20. Kate

      I have an OCD diagnosis as well… Sometimes it’s a bit of a blessing since I tend to do certain things very well as a result, but most times it’s just frustrating! Glad I’m not the only one out there!

    21. samantha schreiner

      A fun fact about me is I am 6 ft even and never really got my “sea” legs because I am always falling. This year in October is the first time I fell and broke something my ankle.

    22. Jeanine

      8 years! How amazing congrats to you! I am a big homebody too I won’t go out if it isn’t necessary so recently I started volunteering at my kids school once a week so I get out a bit more!

    23. Tammy Woodall

      Congratulations on 8 years. That’s excellent and definitely something to celebrate. I like the simple things in life, taking walks, reading books and watching good movies.

    24. Cassidy

      Wow, 8 years!!! That’s a great accomplishment. I discovered you earlier this year or last year, and I LOVE your content. I can’t wait for more!

    25. CourtneyLynne

      Omg! 8 years?!?! That’s awesome. Congrats. That’s a pretty long time . And that nia for hosting such an awesome giveaway!!!!

    26. Kenya F

      Congrats on 8 years in blogging! That’s pretty awesome! I can’t wait to see a post on your 10th! πŸ™‚ I was born & raised in NYC. Love to travel and about to start my own blog about living my best life, taking risk and chances and see where that leads me. I’m so excited!

    27. Susan Christy

      People tell me things! It happens all the time. Just yesterday a man (a total stranger) pumping gas next to me told me his wife died last year, he’s thinking of becoming a priest but doesn’t want to rush into anything in case he decides to get married again and his son is a US Marshall.

    28. Lissa Crane

      A fun fact about me is that I am the youngest of 6 children which makes me bossy since I was bossed around all my life! Probably why I ended up teaching! Ha! Congrats on 8 years! Wow-that’s a long time!

    29. Teresa Moore

      Let me see..a fun fact.. I live near the beach and I don’t like walking on sand. I rather be in the mountains!

    30. SAM

      fun facts about me? LOL I love TV and collecting tv series … I only have like ten and a couple are finished lol I used to collect candles that i never burnt but i got burnt up and spent a week in a burn unit. I am single mom i have been in two TWO abusive relationships lol I dont know how fun those were but they are facts πŸ™‚

    31. Lindsay A.

      Congrats on the 8 year blogversary! πŸ˜€ I’m also definitely a serious homebody (high five!). Another fact about me – I used to think that one could love cats and dogs equally and I still believe that, but as time goes on I’m becoming more and more of a cat lady.


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