Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Happy 5th Blog-iversary Giveaway!


2,630 posts & 5 years blogging, friends! And I just love it. More & more each year. And it's all thanks for awesome readers/commenters like you!

This year we had all manner of fun:
- We added two new additions to the Carter Clan- this one & this fellow too.
- We enjoyed lots of holidays together- Halloween, Christmas, New Years, Valentines Day, St Patty's, Easter, Father's Day, 4th of July, & Pioneer Day.
- We took a couple trips- here, here, & here.
- We did lots of fun stuff as a family- creating, playing pretend, snuggling, playing games, visiting museums & museums, and playing pirates of course.
- We celebrated too- Linc's birth, Sydney, our love, Scott, Bearto & my big 30th.

And to commemorate the awesome-ness that is YOU & the joy of blogging, I'm having a giveaway of 5 packages encompassing 5 of my favorite things. Nothing outlandish but small things that are fun, quirky, & make me happy!

The 5 different packages are:
1- some of my favorite PARTY GOODIES (including these from my tiny Etsy store).
2- my favorite WRITING SUPPLIES (including one of my favorites of these).
3- some items that INSPIRE ME (including a set of these).
4- one or two of my FAVORITE BOOKS (maybe one by this author).
5- a couple of my favorite supplies for making TREATS (including some items to make these)

So, that's right people, 5 chances to win 5 different fun, random packages! Just leave me a comment (I'll leave it open until Wed 29th) & maybe tell me a couple of your favorite things & if you aren't already a follower an anniversary would be an awesome time to start!

And go forth & have a great day- you all deserve it!

38 comments:

Marlena said...

yay! I love your blog. I can't wait for 5 more years of fun posts! I would say a few of my favorite things at the moment are summer dresses, learning how to crochet, and Ice water! :) ohh yeah and shade. He is always my favorite!

Merf said...

i love pandering for giveaways----my favorite is your sunday pictures----but especially seeing which shoes you are wearing! right now my favorite things are grape fruit bars, kings rolls and Face-Off!

Eva Lavelle said...

Give aways rock!! I dont know if you are making it international but if so here are a couple of my favourite (absolute favourite that is) things.....my babies, Sofia and Flynn!!!
Happy Blog'aversary!

Carolyn said...

Love keeping up with you, your creativity and darling family....some of my favorite things, mornings that are cool and crisp after a rain, reading novels, the enthusiasm of elementary school kids.

Kristie said...

Oh man aren't Sharpie pens addicting? It is nice to just sit and look at them. As if I had time.
One of my favorite things is sewing supplies. It is fun to find such a great deal on them, and then dream of what you can do with them. Like zippers, and buttons, and pretty fabric.

Aaron and Julie said...

I have enjoyed following your blog, thanks to Kristal who told me to... some of my favorite things are..baby booties, pens with flashlights on the end and triple dipped whopper balls!!mmmmmm

Surfrgrl said...

I hooked up with your blog through Missy's link (Handbags & Handguns). Been enjoying reading old posts and picking up new authors to check out! One of my favorite things is Trader Joe's Candy Cane Green Tea. They start selling it after Thanksgiving. I don't live near a TJ's, but friends and family stock me up for the year. If you live near a TJ, check it out!

Jill said...

I love blogging, traveling, reading, and trying new recipes. I love entertaining friends and family on our patio out back. And I love your upbeat approach to your blog. It's fun to read and I look forward to it.

Dawn said...

I read your blog daily. I've known you since you were born. And Erin has won twice. It's totally my turn!

Mandi said...

Happy blogiversary Olivia! Some of my favorite things right now are limes, chocolate pudding, painted furniture, and fuzzy slippers.

brooke said...

You're the cutest! I love your spunk and creativity! We hope to visit Utah this Christmas... would love to meet your little family :)

Buck Jeppson said...

Happy Blogiversary! The Sunday pictures are the best, and I'm now making smoothies out of things I couldn't imagine a couple years ago. The only thing that could make it better is bloging more often. Oh, yes, my current favorite things: Portland summers, Nutella, grandkids, and Dwell Magazine.

Holly said...

Love your blog. It's real, inspiring, clever, hip, and fun! My favorite things include anything chocolate, great books, cooking gadgets, and fun times with family.

Meagan Brooks said...

My absolute favorite thing this morning is this picture!!! Totally worth the confetti hair at Barnes and Noble! ;) I also like poke dots, carmel popcorn (homemade only), and taking people by surprise. YAY FOR FIVE YEARS!

Kristal said...

Hurray for my favorite blog! Happy blog anniversary!

The Management said...

congrats on five years! I'm a sucker for peppermint tea when I write, too!

Em and Russ said...

Woot!!!! I read your blog everyday! And I know I don't always comment, but you know that I am always thinking about you guys and that I love you!!!!! (I know, I love exclamation points!) My favorite things right now are White Collar, fresh cherry tomatoes, and watching my monkey child dance. Can't wait for 5 more years!

Rachael Browne said...

Woohoo for anniversary giveaways! Aside from family, some of my favorite things are fruit snacks, the smell of fresh garden tomatoes (I know, so weird), flip flops, and bright colored nail polishes!

stephanie said...

One of my favorite things us your blog. Duh. I kind of want to copy your Sunday Family posts- would you be honored or offended if that ever happened?

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

Happy 5th Bloggy Anni.. What an awesome giveaway! :o)

bahiaportfolio said...

I'm always excited when your posts come up in my Google reader feed. I'm so impressed with your ability to write so often! It's really been an inspiration to me as I try to find the time to blog more often. If you can do it, I can do it too! Happy 5th and keep posting! (I showed my husband your Sunday family pictures and he said, "When we have kids we should do that." Aww.)

Variety said...

Happy Blogiversary! Some of my favorite things are Avon's Moisture Therapy lotion, Hawaiian Punch drink singles that make bottled water drinkable, my nook, and new clothes/shoes/handbags (I don't know which new thing is best, I'm addicted to all 3).

Smithy said...

you look too cute in this photo.

need i say more? pick me!

kaitlin said...

your blog is darling, i LOVE how you do the weekly sunday pictures. i'm obsessed. i would love to do that with my family one day but i don't know how on earth you make time for that.

andrea. said...

congrats, that's a big deal!! i absolutely LOVE your blog! you are so talented and intriguing!

that's a really great list of favorites...you're drink stirrers are awesome! some of my favorites are paper, chai tea, ribbon, mascara and diet coke...that pretty much sums me up! :)

Krysynt and Junior said...

Woot Woot Happy 5th blog Birthday! Thanks for always giving me some awesome entertainment :) Your blog is one of my faves!

Rachel+Co said...

the best part of this is the confetti in your hair. you bring the party wherever you go! congrats on five amazing years. that is such an accomplishment!

Treble Clef ♪ said...

Well, you know I'm a fairly new follower so it has been so much fun be catching up on 5 years of posts:) Congrats! Every time I read your blog it brightens my day. Here's to 5 more years (or more)...

Sarah said...

Olivia, I love your blog! It's one of my favorite things. Congrats on your 5 year anniversary and your 2630 (WOW) post, quite an accomplishment. Keep them coming!

Rebecca said...

I love reading about all the fun things you do with your kids (still amazes me), your book reviews, and the cute pictures of you...especially love this one! You're awesome Olivia.

hotpants™ said...

Happy 5th!

Some of my favorite things right now -- candy corn being in stores, instant viewing on Netflix and Batman. I love Batman. :)

Liv said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Some of my favorite things right now are walks in cooler weather, strawberries and swim time with my daughter.

brook said...

my kindle and home grown garden goodness (from my grandpa). crossing my fingers for the peppermint package;).

Mandi and Adam said...

Happy Blogiversary! A few of my favorite things: a real breakfast, date night, the kids excitement when I pick them up from school (and the fact that I now have kids in school :)), and Milky Ways.

Katie said...

I get a little teary-eyed thinking of five years of your blog! Is that silly? I don't know...I just know your blog is one of my favorite things!

Some more of my favorite things: looking out my back window to see my crepe myrtles in full bloom, pizza,a good sweat, reading in bed,and peeking on my kids while they sleep.

Jamie said...

I am so glad I have been able to enjoy your blog for as long as I have. Too bad I didn't meet you sooner. Happy 5th! I have loved your blog and weekly Sunday pics. Yeah for more years to come.

Krysynt and Junior said...

Oh yes...u SHOULD throw in a pair of those earrings :) Just sayin

Esther Noelle said...

Love your blog. It's seriously the only one I check now a days. The only one. I need to get on the computer more often so I can keep more caught up so I don't miss out on things like your fun giveaways! :)