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05 July 2020

Celebrating One Million!



The very first picture I posted on my blog...A teeny tiny Flynn Grace.
August 3, 2012.


I recently hit one million page views on this little old blog. Not that we need a reason to celebrate, but this is as good a reason as any, right? I began this little space on a whim one afternoon almost eight years ago, thinking no one, with the exception of my husband, mother, and kids would ever read it. Instead, I found that people outside my little world share a lot of the same ideas, values, traditions, and loves that I do. This space has allowed me to meet so many new people and make so many new friends over the years. So thank you, my readers, and my friends. Thank you.

Through the years, I have shared some of my very favorite things with you here on the blog. Now, to celebrate, let's have a giveaway! If you would like to be entered in the drawing for any of the items listed down below, simply leave a comment by Wednesday evening, July 8, 2020. I will draw a winner for each prize, and it will be mailed to you directly from the source. Coronavirus, you know.

1. A Gift Certificate to  Yankee Candle.

2. A Gift Certificate to Shop Madison Marie.

3. A Gift Certificate to Berkshire Blanket.

4. A Gift Certificate to My Grandma's Coffee Cakes.

5. An autographed copy of my book, Afternoon Coffee and Evening Tea.


Winners will be drawn on Thursday, July 9, 2020.
I will announce the winners in my post on Friday, July 10, 2020.


Thank you, my friends.
And good luck!









38 comments:

  1. Awweee I love this!!! I started my very first blog in 2004 - just after my mom passed away. It began as an outlet to help with my grief, and like you, I was surprised at the connections and friends that I've made. It's been almost 20 years since my original blog and I am still good friends with my first blog friend Ellen. I call her Ellen Buttafuoco because she lives in long island and has the thickest ny accent ever!! Lol.
    Blog friends are the best and I am so grateful for your blog and our friendship!!!!!
    And you rock for having such an awesome giveaway. I dont want to enter - because I feel like I would be cheating hahah - but good luck to all if those who do. I cant wait to hear about the winner !

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  2. Gosh, I have no idea how many posts I have, I will have to go look, smiles. I am so glad Billie Jo for the friendships that have been formed via blogging. Have a beautiful week ahead, my friend.

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  3. Hello, and congrats on the millionth! I started my own blog back when I was pregnant for Miss Camille Anaya, my last child, #16. That was a hot summer, she was born in November. I wish I had blogged throughout my whole life, but as I tell my unbelieving kids, the internet wasn't invented yet. Way long ago, I didn't think internet "friends" were real, but now I know different, and I'm thankful for you, and for the rest of my friends who blog. It's that joy when there's a new post up!
    Della

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  4. This is my 4th try to comment. I'm not trying to stuff the ballot box in case you do actually see FOUR comments from me. Just want you to know that I check your blog daily and have been so inspired by you and your family. I am a wife and mother myself, a Grandmother to 10 and Great Grandmother to 6 (almost 7). My life is about home and family. Thank you for sharing yours.
    Peggy

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  5. So thankful that I found your uplifting blog! Thank you for sharing with us! Happy millionth views! Here is to at least a million more :)

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  6. I read you blog three times a week, and thoroughly enjoy it. Here's to a million more!

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  7. Such a great accomplishment! So glad to have you and your wisdom in my life!

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  8. Your blog is a real spirit booster!!

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  9. Hi Billie Jo! Congratulations. I love your blog and have from the almost the very beginning. Time goes so quickly. I can't believe how much your kids have grown. YOu are still a great example and inspiration to your readers!

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  10. You are so sweet! Love your blog and watching your kiddos grow up. Time flies, doesn't it! Hope you are all staying well.

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  11. Congratulations, Billie Jo. Your blog is always a delight to visit. X

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  12. Congratulations!!!!!!!

    Yes, this is something to celebrate!

    Oh I would love to win an autographed copy of your book!

    Hugs... 💚

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  13. What a sweet giveaway and congrats to you,Billie Jo ♥♥♥

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  14. Congratulations on one million views!!! I only found your blog a few months ago, but I couldn't be happier reading all about your life and your beautiful family!!!

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  15. Congratulations.. Happy 1 MILLION views!

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  16. Congratulations on one million views! I really enjoy reading your blog ( :
    Bonnie

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  17. Congratulations BJ! It is nice to look back on old memories of you and your family! And to see little Flynn so young, it is hard to believe how fast she is growing up!

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  18. I love your blog! I find so many ways to brighten up my world in it. From having christmas dishes to lighting a candle during the day. Thank you for sharing your life and family with us!

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  19. Oops...my name is Jacquelyn. Left that part out. Lol

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  20. So glad you started blogging

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  21. Congratulations! I've enjoyed this look at your beautiful family over the years. Here's to a million more views!

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  22. Wow a million! I have really enjoyed reading your blog and following your family. You all have the most wonderful ideas.

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  23. Congratulations on reaching such a wonderful milestone for your blog! I look forward to visiting again and again.

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  24. Really like reading your posts, feel like I know you and your nice family.
    Here's to many more great posts on your blog.

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  25. I just started reading your blog a few months ago, and I thoroughly enjoy it. Please keep blogging:-) I've never commented before, but, of course, I would love to win an autographed copy of your book. Books are our friends, and you can never have too many friends.
    Zuvers2009 at gmail.com

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  26. Congratulations!! I would love to be in the drawing for gifts #1, 3 or 4.. I already own your book and I love it!!! And as much as i’d love to shop at Madison’s shop, I have don’t have any special occasions to dress up for! lol.. Billy-Jo, You have been such a source of inspiration to me over the year! I bought your book way back when and I enjoyed it so very much! I always love popping over to your blog with a cup of coffee❤️ Even though I don’t always comment, I am always reading along! I do miss you on Instagram but am so glad I can find you on here! Your family is so blessed to have you! Love you old friend from instagram Lisa.. (previously known as hotcoffee4lisa— I had to change my screen name so it’s 1shoremama :)

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  27. Meant to type.. You have been such a source of inspiration over the *YEARS* :)

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  28. Congratulations on a million! That is amazing! I have been a reader of your blog for several years and you have been such an encouragement to me ( and so many others! ) Thank you for being so kind and following me on my blog and encouraging me to keep posting. :)

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  29. Wow. A million...unbelievable...your blog is always upbeat...I love that...a give away...good news...thank you.

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  30. I have your book...I love love love it...

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  31. Congratulations on ONE MILLION!!! I have enjoyed reading your blog and following your adventures through life!! Best wishes for a MILLION more posts:) I am looking forward to continuing to be inspired by your stories (and I have been loving the recipes!!!!).

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  32. Congratulations!! A million is a HUGE milestone!

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  33. OOPS I missed this post:) Congrats on ONE MILLION and thanks for the giveaway! Hope your day is perfect!
    HUGS!

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  34. Congratulations on 1 million views!!!!🎉🎉 That's amazing! So many great things have come out of this blog space, including our friendship and for that I am SO GRATEFUL! Thank you for sharing your life with all of us. Blogs are a special place and I'm so happy for yours! xx

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  35. Thank you, Billie Jo, for offering this fun giveaway, and for what you offer to us devoted readers each and every week. You're a beautiful soul and an inspiration for mothers.

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  36. Wow one million!!! You go girl...... What a wonderful giveaway.
    Many blessings to all ❤️

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  37. aahh, what a precious picture of Flynn. It's nice that you did a giveaway. Yes, our blog friends are very special to us in good times and bad. Many times when I was having a bad day, I would visit dear blog friends and feel better reading some of the verses they shared. I have a few who e-mail me all the time. They are treasures.

    ~Sheri

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  38. I"m catching up on posts dearest Billie Jo as I just find myself on the computer less than I used to be. But I still wanted to congratulate you on the one million! That is awesome!! I love your blog and adore you as a person. You bring such a light in this space. I hope you'll continue to blog for many years to come! 💜

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Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo

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