Saturday, August 1, 2009

Winners, News, and Thank Yous

As you may have noticed, I haven't posted since Wednesday. I know-crazy, right? I am so behind on everything blog related! The truth is I've been suffering from exhaustion...and no that's not starlet code for 'drug overdose' (at least not in my case)-it's just the natural state of a mom of three kids 5 and under who uses her 3 hours of allotted sleep time to blog. Unfortunately this last week it got really bad. So bad that I literally couldn't tell the difference between nursing The Bean and dreaming I nursed The Bean. So Hubby commanded encouraged me to step away from the blog for a little bit in the name of self preservation.

In the last few days I have been luxuriating in my 3 hours of sleep and I even got in a two hour nap (that's practically an extra night!), and now I'm rested (read:up to my eyeballs in Diet Pepsi) and ready to go go go!

First order of business....announcing the Scentsy Warmer winner of course! Random.org has spoken, and the very lucky winner is......



CONGRATS! Shel, you are now the proud soon-to-be-owner of your very own Scentsy wickless candle warmer and three Scentsy bars of your choice!

And, of course, a warm thank you to our lovely and generous friend Angela! If you didn't win, don't worry-you can still get a Scentsy System with three Scentsy Bars for a very reasonable (and totally worth it) $45 directly from her!

In other fabulous news...can I just say how proud and grateful I am right now? Last month was the very biggest month I've ever had here on my blog! In July I smashed through the 1,000 visit barrier and had 1,373 blog hits-I know it may not seem like much, but it's more than I've ever had and it means a lot to me. Especially knowing that every day I posted I had a number of page views that almost exactly matched the number of followers I had at the time. When I had 50 followers, I would get on average 48 hits on every day I posted, and the trend only continues-even now, when I have 91 followers. (91!)

It means so much to me that you guys keep coming back and reading what I write. When I started this blog I didn't really have any big plans for it, I just liked writing. When I came back from my blog vacation after having Baby Bug I knew that I wanted to build a community of bloggers to share and laugh with, but I didn't know if it would happen. I'm so happy to say that I really think we're on our way.

The real credit, of course, goes to YOU! I could write until I was blue in the face (or fingers) but it wouldn't mean anything if I didn't have great friends like you guys to visit and share with me. Thank you so much!

As a small economically proportioned token of my gratitude I would like to give away a $15 Target gift card. Well honestly, I would like to give you a $1,373 Target gift card or to give $15 gift card to every one of you, but the small amount I can give comes from my heart with a big giant hug! If you follow me and you want a $15 Target gift card, just leave a comment! You deserve it! I'll draw for the winner on August 15th.

Thank you for a wonderful month~and don't worry, I do have great giveaways coming up for you this month as well!

xoxoxo

20 comments:

Shel said...

That is awesome news and you're pretty awesome, too!

Thank you so much.

Kathi. said...

I just want to thank you for always being kind to share you wisdom with all of us!! I appreciate it! and I always look forward to the day my hubby and I ave children because of your blog, your stories of your little ones are always heart-warming!! thank you!!

Scrappy Girl said...

Congrats Shel.

Congrats to you on all your bloggy achievements...I love blogging too and I really cherish all my friends I have made in the blogosphere. Hope you have another great bloggy year!

Hula Hooping Mom said...

You are so sweet, and glad you took the time off to get that much needed rest time!!!

ShaunaWyrick said...

Hope your rested up and enjoy the rest of the weekend! Thanks for the chance to win the giftcard!

missy said...

CONGRATS to you!!!!!! how exciting!!!!!!!
i'm excited for you!!!!!!

congrats to the winner....even though i wanted one!!!!!
hahaha!!!!

and sleep.....yes you must have it....and diet pepesi....2 very important things in my life too!!!!!
have a great weekend!!!!

Jenny said...

Congrats to Shel!
You do deserve a break. I don't know how you do it! I enjoy your blog and you are so funny!

A Target gift card is the ultimate gift! Who doesn't love Target?!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great blog....Just blog hopping this morning and ran across your blog...

I love it and I look forward to coming back to read more. Have a Happy Saturday!

http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Congrats on your biggest blogging month...and more importantly, that 2 hour nap! I think I would PAY for one of those, LOL!! ;)

Kristy said...

Thank you! Your blog is great, love checking it everyday!
jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Momma G.Love said...

Love your blog! I'm a follower.

Steph @ pleasestickitinthefridge.blogspot.com
g.loves520 at gmail dot com

Mary said...

I'm a follower!

I love Target!

mami2jcn@gmail.com

Dawn and Chase said...

I am a follower now!

I love everything about Target!

throuthehaze said...

Im a follower! Count me in please!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Carolyn G said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity

TattooedMinivanMom said...

I am a new follower here but I wanted to say that I'm very glad you've found so much support blogging. It can be hard being a mommy and it's nice to have a place to vent and share.

carma said...

I am a new follower. Please sign me up!

Kelsey said...

I follow you!
Love your blog. It's adorable.
Congrats on the sleep!!

Mimi said...

I'm a follower & my fingers are crossed.

koopermom said...

Awesome! I love Target.