That's right...it has been three years since I hit "Publish" on the first post on this little old blog. I did it knowing nothing about blogging, other than the fact that I had enjoyed reading a few other blogs for a few years prior. I didn't know what I would blog about, or how to photograph something well, or how to link or change my background. Three years later, I don't know a whole lot more, but I do know that I am glad I jumped in and started. When people ask my why I blog...I tell them it is kind of like an online scrapbook. It is a way for me to look back and remember the important and the mundane...the holidays and ordinary days...the times that pass quickly and without fanfare.
It is also a ticket...a ticket for me to visit places and people and homes and families that I otherwise would never have the chance to see and to know. I have made amazing friends here...friends who inspire me and pray for me and encourage me to be a better woman, wife, mother, teacher, Catholic, and friend. I gained the inspiration and confidence to homeschool our children thorough my Blog friends...I learned how to take better pictures, and have exchanged delicious recipes here. I have found a peace in my heart knowing that there are other women out there who share my love of all things home and family. And for all these things...I am thankful.
But enough about me! Birthdays are times to celebrate...and celebrate we shall! If you have read this blog for any period of time, you know my love holidays...and my love of fall and Halloween. To thank you all for sharing your lives with me, I am giving away a small token of my appreciation in celebration of three Bloggy years! If you would like to enter for a chance to win these cute and festive Halloween pillows and a very amazing scented Yankee candle, just let me know down below. We will draw a name from all entries received by midnight on Wednesday, August 5, and I will post the winner's name on Thursday.
So once again...thanks for reading...and if any of you are thinking about possibly starting your own blog...my advice? Jump right in! : )