The first blog I ever read was Selena's, Apron Thrift Girl, and then I poked through her comments and clicked on one link after another as she always had tons of comments, and from there I found Rebecca's blog, Thrifty Goodness. As you all probably know, Rebecca and I became fast friends and through our mutual friendship budded our Sweet Goodness Swap "business". Over this last year, we have held 3 really big swaps and have "met" well over 150 of the most talented bloggers in the world! This month we are hosting the Holiday Sister Swap, which is fashioned on the premiss of getting to know another Blog Sister, share some fun during the holidays, and remembering eachother with a few random acts of kindness during the swap.
Besides the "swapping" business, I've shared some Holiday cooking of mine (or goody making), a few crafts I've made, and dished a lot about the troubles I've had with a certain someone (who still will not leave me be), tooted my thrift horn, bragged on the kids, and embarked on a new side hobby that I hope to someday make into a career. I've been motivated by your comments, inspired by your creations, and comforted by your words. I hope I've been a good blog friend back and did the same for you, as I know that part of the success of a blog, is the interaction between the writer and the reader (although you should always write from the heart and because you want to , not because it's an obligation). I think the main reason I have enjoyed this so much, is the sense of community I have gotten out of blogging, because my own real life world can seem a little sheltered and small at times from being so far from my family. I appreciate all of the new friends I have made, and the old friends I have been able to stay in touch with through this journal.
For that and more, I thank you for being a part of this journey.
It takes a leap of faith to write on a blog, to join in a swap, to challenge yourself into creating or learning something new, to open up and give insight to who you are not just on a blog, but face to face with the rest of the world. Take that leap, where ever you are, and go towards that which may be unfamiliar no matter what "that" is!
Life is all about the journey.
Happy Blogoversary, Sweet Repeats!!
What will you win?? I'm going to give away one of the two collages above, my newest in my collections. The top one is about 8x10, and the bottom one is about 5 x 7; I really really love both of these (not that I don't love all of my work like a proud Mamma), but both of these seem to speak to me for some reason. The winner can pick whichever one, then the other will go on Etsy.
Also--I am going to include a collage pack that you can can use to create your own masterpiece. Whether you want to give painting and collage a try, or you already do and would love more supplies--this give away will inspire you to CREATE!! PLUS, I am throwing in MISC items just because this is a special milestone for me in a lot of ways...and I want to share gratitude with you :)
Remember, make a comment from now until midnight on Saturday for your chance to win!!