Friday, August 20, 2010

3 Year Blog Anniversary

Hello my wonderful bloggy friends,

Can you believe it's been 3 years?!

And this year has been fun of all manner of FUN: little moments of bliss, favorite recipes, some romance, quiet moments & crazy ones (or two), some pick-me-ups, birthday bashs, writing, commiseration, and lots about my favorite people & things.

And you've been with me for every crazy adventure!

So, to show you guys how thankful I am for you sticking around & reading my ramblings, I'm having one of my patent "some of Livie J Carters SIMPLE FAVORITE THINGS" giveaway!

To enter leave a comment, tell me one of YOUR favorite things, & I'll leave it open until Wednesday.

Seriously, guys thanks for sticking around, leaving comments, & having your own lovely blogs I enjoy reading!


Real Life Reslers said...

Awww Happy 3 Years! That's awesome! One of my favorite things is my beauty rush lip gloss from vs.

Mandi said...

Congrats on your anniversary - you have an awesome blog that I love reading. One of the things I'm crushing on right now is a cute, ruffly apron. I think I have to have one.

Ashley said...

Yay Olivia - so glad you are such a consistent and fun blogger!

My favorite things these days are:

-My new rug in my TV room
-Getting all manner of packages because we have been ordering so much furniture (since we live far from decent shopping)
-Our new beautiful TV

Katie said...


I am going to have to get all sentimental on you and tell you how much these three years of your blog has meant to me. It has given back a relationship with a wonderful cousin and so many hours of entertainment. THANK YOU!

My favorite things lately:

Original Skittles
Mario Kart
30 Rock Season 1

Merf said...

i love your blog! you are the reason i started blogging!

my faves:
the movie Cars---20 times a day
cheerios in my carpet

Autumn said...

Keep up the good work!

I live in Las Vegas so my favorite thing is my air conditioning :)

Betsy said...

My favorite thing right now is my sewing machine. I am totally into sewing skirts for my 4 year old.

admangalovan said...

Olivia, I love your blog! You always have such fun, cute things to share. You're awesome!
Some of my current favorite things:
Skype, so we can talk to our families we left far behind
Hot fudge sauce

hotpants™ said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Some of my favorite things:
mint chocolate milkshakes
cheese dip

Liv said...

my fav thing right now is sleep.


3 years! YAY! So fun! I have enjoyed your blog so much and I have enjoyed your comments on my blog. Its like a little bloggy friendship! =)
My favorite things
Bubble Baths
Sewing & crafts
Cherry Sprite
Bacon Cheeseburgers

monica said...

first of all that gnome party hat is sooo cute. i could REAALLLY go for a cupcake right now...its been 4 almost 5 weeks i have gone with out treats/candy/desserts...which is great but i sure could go for a cupcake.
MY favorite thing as of now...
second trips to europe
antique rings
coconut bubble tea
cute small towns full of antique shops

yay for your blog birthday!

Quigley Family said...

Thanks for blogging LIV!

Favorite things right now:
whole grain chips and salsa
spending the morning in bed!
sunshine, but cool temp.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

It's so weird, I was just looking at my blog and I started 8.23.06. My favorite part is seeing how little my kids were.

A few of my favorite things:
~old school bonne bell lip gloss frosting flavor
~girl time
~peppermint patties
~Los Hermanos salsa

Michelle said...

Congrats!!!! I must say my favorite things right now are :
my hubby (I guess that is more person than thing)
my camera,
super huge rings with adjustable bands,

stephanie said...

I do love your blog! I especially love that you post so often!

One of my favorite things is clothes shopping with Monica - she proved to be a great partner today, in fact!

Anelieze + Franco Castrejon said...

congrats, liv & the carter family! you guys are awesome. :) i think my favorite thing is knowing that my heavenly father loves me. i don't need anything else :) here's to another 3 years and more! cheers!

Holly said...

Congrats on three years! My favorite things right now are food fresh from a garden, buying new school supplies, and molten chocolate cakes. Yum!

M said...

Ooo! Ooo! I want to win a Livie J. Carter giveaway! Congrats on the blogaversery. One of my favorite things is coming home from a long bike ride, all sweaty and smelly and covered with grit from the trail, and stepping into a cool shower to clean up, emerging smelling and feeling fresh again. Ahhh....

PS Other favorite things include my fountain pen and, in the summertime, snacking on blueberries like they're candy.

PPS I'm coming to Utah in a few weeks; would love to see you if I can. xoxo

Jessica said...

Congrats Olivia! A few of my current favorite things:

British aged cheddar, with Dijon mustard on wheat crackers

Getting ready to start school- scary, but exciting!

Stripes. On anything.

Malea said...

Oh Livie! I have loved you for much longer than I've loved for blog. For that reason, I say one of my favorite things is a friend who sticks by you no matter how many times you flake out, forget birthdays and anniversaries, get distracted or owe her money. YOU are definitely one of my favorite things right now!

Mark said...

I love seeing how simple things truly are really interesting (mostly when they're in other people's lives.) :) The simple things in my life may seem boring at times, but they really are what make life what it is. I very much enjoy these "ramblings" by the way. :) Let's get together sometime and catch up for real, not just blog catch up. :)

Esther Noelle said...

Hurray for 3 years for your blog!!! :)

My favorite things include: not having a yeast infection, looking at old pictures, kisses from my Robbys... and hanging out with YOU of course!!!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

I like:
matching outfits
the sounds of the dishwasher running in a quiet, dark house
my kiddos smelling like Johnson's baby lotion
sweet tea & diet coke
getting packages in the mail
sleeping kiddos in the bed with me
fixing my daughter's hair & tying my little guy's shoes
bows & glitter
pink, yellow & plum
shopping trips at the mall
sweet emails
feeding my little guy oatmeal
warm towels
fresh contacts
manicures & pedicures
finding childhood friends on Facebook
weekend getaways
$1 bins at Target
bobby pins
scrapbooking with girlfriends
winning stuff
planning parties

Have a fabulous week!! :)

Em and Russ said...

Hooray Olivia!!!
It was so fun to see you guys last night for dinner, and we can't wait for this next weekend when we can really party!

My favorite things right now are:
Changes in the weather (can't wait for Fall!)
Playing with Mirian
Sleeping in
Ice Cream!!!!

We love you guys!!!!

Dawn said...

Love your blog. Love you. Some of my favorite things are:
The new spicy chicken sandwich at Chick-Fil-A
My yoga class and my book club
A foot rub
The Farmers Market in SLC
The King's English bookstore
Sunday newspapers

Kristal said...

I keep forgetting to comment when I come here... one of my favorite things is photography! Wahoo. My marriage is only a couple days older than your blog. thats funny

Lavelle said...

Hi a very new stalker of your blog can I say I love love love it!!
I am writing to you all the way from Tasmania (Australia) .... please tell me - is there anyone out there further away than I??? So I know I am probably not eligible for your contest but I am going to share with you a recent favourite moment from one of my absolute favourite little people....
Yesterday my son Flynn (2) and I were watching tv and his absolute fav show of Charlie and Lola (do you guys get that show in the states - it is awesome and my kids love it!!) came on and because our stereo system is a dud the volume was really low so being the good Mumma I am I turned it up REAL loud so Flynn could hear....and all of a sudden BOOM - out came Charlie and Lola very loudly!! It scared both of us so much we jumped, looked at each other and then just lost it and laughed so hard I was crying and Flynn nearly fell off our sofa!!
It was one of those unforgettable awesome moments that I will not forget.
It was made even more special by Flynn trying to relay the story to his Dadda and sister Sofia at the dinner table....this is how the conversation went....Mumma, Dynn (as he calls himself), Charlie Lola, loud, laugh....Mumma and Dynn laugh and it was followed by the loudest chuckle from my gorgeous little boy!!
So there - my favourite moment from one of my favourite people sent to you - my favourite blogger!!
Congrat's on your 3 years blogging Olivia....I will continue to stalk from afar!!!
Cheers, Eva
PS - So sorry about my War & Peace comment :):)

Jessica G. said...

Congrats on the big 3! Don't you think it's time to start potty training? :)

One of my favorite things is opening a new jar of peanut butter. I swear that smooth surface holds in magical properties.

Leah said...

Ok, I tried to leave a comment, and I apparently, cannot work the box thing because I failed. Anyway, congrats on 3 years! I can't wait to see what kinds of shenanigans you and your family get into next! (I LOVE reading your blog...keeps me sane during long work hours!)

My favorite things...
1. When my cats, Jackie and Grayson, do something bad and try to look innocent.
2. Cheese (cheddar)
3. DVDs (oh how many hours I waste!)
4. Biking with my husband (I LOVE just spending time with him!)

Here's to the next 3 wonderful years!


lindsey said...

3 years wow.. I'm almost there but probably have 1/10 of the posts as you :) My favorite thing right now is that while grocery shopping a girl approached me and asked if i needed any baby food. She has WIC and got too much. I came home with enough baby food to last Mayan about 3 months. Gotta love much needed blessings :)

Kristie said...

One of my favorite things? Reading your blog. You do some of the funnest things! And your kids are so funny. (Ok, so that was a total suck up comment, but so true!)
Actually right now my favorite things are chocolate and fruit snacks.
Congrats on 3 years! Love reading your blog!

Rachel+Co said...

since you mentioned halloween costumes in another post, and your blog has a gnome theme, i'll share our gnome costumes from 2008 as my favorite thing. straight out of FAMILY FUN MAGAZINE (which is really another favorite thing). check them out here: (and you may have to scroll down to spot them)

i can't wait for you to get back!

Audra said...

Your blog makes me smile! My favorite things:

Random Songs on the Ukulele
Kid Giggles
Stupid 3-legged kittens

Princess Mommy said...

I love your blog, Olivia!! You make me want to be more fashionable and daring! :)

My favorite things are sleep, things that make me laugh, and adorable pictures!

Krysynt and Junior said...

3 years!! That's awesome..I cant even keep up with mine. You are truly an inspiration!! Congrats!

Krysynt and Junior said...

Oh wait and my favorite things this year...

1. Reading your blog!!
2. Keahi (my pretend son)
3. Hubby!!
4. Summer - because of cool shades, cute frilly tops, and comfortable dresses.
5. BBQs
6. rainstorms
7. Roasting marshmallows for smores
8. Driving with the sunroof open
9. Singing when no one is looking
10. Enjoying a movie with good company :)

Ms. Erin said...

I want to win and I never win anything!!!!

Some of my favorite things are:
Your blog!
Peanut butter cookies
Movie theater popcorn

tom + lisa said...

Ahh! I almost forgot to leave a comment, I hope I'm in time. My favorite things (as in 'worldly' type things, because I think that's what you're asking) are:

-ruffley shirts
-vintage furniture
-jewelry with fabric incorporated
-brightly colored flats
-AND, as of late especially, I'm on the search for the perfect egglplant purple throw pillow

Natalie said...

So other than loving your Blog I love...
the excitement of new pens and folders and a whole new class of fourth grader- Yay Back to School!