Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's a lovely number.

Lovely for me, but especially lovely for all of you! Or, at least, I hope you will think so.
Because you see, in honor of this being the big
!!!...

(I always knew my button collection would come in handy someday)

... I've decided to do something I've never done before on this blog. I want to do something special for all of you! Something to show you how much I appreciate your reading my silly ramblings time after time, your comments, your support and love, your influence and inspiration in my life... your friendship.

One whole year ago when I began blogging (yes, I know, it took me forever to get to 100 posts) thanks to this girl, there was no way I could have known all the wonderful things that were in store. Old friendships have been renewed and strengthened through this online connection. New friendships to treasure have been made. Family has been brought just a little closer into our everyday lives. I've watched my list of favorite blogs expand from a mere one or two into a great big community. And even though I may never meet some of you in real life, you all mean something to me. Your words, your thoughts, your projects, your lives-- they have become a part of mine. I am so blessed and grateful for that.


And that is why I am having my very first ever
give-away!
I'm quite excited, can you tell?? :)
In order to win, all you must do is this: simply leave me a comment on this post. I'll leave it open for one week, and then I will draw TWO names. That's right, there are TWO gifts! Now, I can't tell you or show you what they are yet, because I haven't completely decided... so in the meanwhile you are just going to have to trust me when I say that they are something worth winning. I will, however, say this much: they're one-of-a-kind handmade.

Your turn now. Say anything you like, tell me a little something about yourself I might not know, or just say hi. I would love to hear from any and all of you, even if you have never commented before, or maybe just haven't been by in a while. The more, the merrier! 'Tis a true saying.

Thanks, dear ones, for making the last 100 posts so much fun. I can't wait to see what the next hundred will bring.

30 comments:

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your big 100 milestone. I love the button picture!

Steph Corwin said...

Okay how funny, it took me a year to reach 100 too! (My blogaversary is July 1.. not to spoil any surprises coming.. but yeah)

I hope its handmade by two special little girls....... :)

Steph Corwin said...

ok ok maybe you can help

alyssa said...

Awesome, 100 posts! I'll get there someday ;) I LOVE the button picture! I have lots of buttons too, haha!

Morgan said...

Thank you, sweet Talia, for this opportunity!

And congratulations on making it to 100 posts, woohooooo! I enjoy every single post you've made (and all the sweet comments you have left on mine), and am thrilled to see you write more... 200, here we come! :)

Band of Brothers said...

i love reading your blog and am so blessed by your hundred posts. you are a true gem girl!

Megan said...

Yeah I am loving the button picture too- did you make that?! Talia- seriously, what an honor to get to know you purely through the internet. It's amazing how much care and concern can grow for a person on here. It has been an absolute joy to check your blog once, ok...sometimes twice a day, to see what's going on in your world!

Susan said...

Congrats Talia! I look forward to reading all of your posts and seeing what your adorable little family is up to! I also, wait patiently with much anticipation, for each and every Tuesday to roll around to see what you're cooking next!! I can't wait for the next 100 posts! =)

Jenny said...

A. I love reading your blog!
B. I have finally found someone else with a large collection of buttons.
C. I have to admit that the Jude-Annabelle connection has crossed my mind too :-)

quitecontrary1977 said...

hello! i've been reading your blog for a few days now.. you just seem so sweet! anyway, congratulations!

quitecontrary1977 said...

hello! i've been reading your blog for a few days now.. you just seem so sweet! anyway, congratulations!

Sunny said...

Talia, my friend, you are too cute for planning a give-away! That is exciting. And ya know, if you draw someone's name who won't give you their address since they may not really "know" you, I'll gladly take it off of their hands! :-p Just kidding! Well, sorta. ;) You inspired my blog and I look forward to all of your future posts! Yay for 100!

The Thompson Family said...

YAY! I'm so happy we're part of the same blog community :) Congrats on 100!

caitlyn said...
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caitlyn said...

yay congrats on the big 100!! i love reading your blog. since i don't get to see you all that often and the girls its nice to be able to "catch up" with you through your thoughts :)

Jerusha said...

yay! congrats! i do love your blog because since we're so far away i get to keep up with you and the girlies. i get to see all your cute pictures too! and you're just so very cute and creative all the time too. :)

Sarah Marie said...

Congrats on reaching 100 posts!!! YAY!! And- how cute is your picture of your button collection?! So adorable. Good idea! That's so sweet you're doing a give-away-- you big O sweetieheart! I'm so glad that I've gotten to "know" you through your blog -- you are one of the sweetest, most thoughtful girlies I "know." And all of your tasty tuesday treats look so good...and I loved your post about redecorating your laundry room... and many more! Maybe one day we'll get the chance to meet up for that black/white milkshake! How fun! Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts with us!

lorieloo said...

YEah for the big 100!!! So fun!

and a giveaway! I've been wanting to do this for awhile-I can't wait to see what the gifts are, even if I don't win!=)

wishcake said...

What a lovely idea! I look forward to seeing what you put together for the giveaway. I'm sure it will be just wonderful.

I know what you mean about just how wonderful blogging can be - all the people you get to meet that otherwise you wouldn't have. What a fabulous thing!

Congrats on 100 posts - I look forward to reading the next hundred! (And then some...) :)

Sharon said...

Hey, Talia! Your blog is so much fun. It's great to have a way to keep in contact with you and watch your girls grow. Your button picture was cute.

Hope said...

Whoo hoo! 100 posts - how exciting :)!!! Congrats to you! Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your life... one post at a time :).

*jimaie.marie* said...

oh man, we DO read a lot of the same blogs! how fun is that?
i don't feel i deserve the right to enter to win this givaway but i did want to say HOW CUTE your button pic is!
Congrats on your hundredth post!!

Emily said...

WOO HOO!! 100 glimpses into your life! Congrats!!

sohobutterfly said...

Woowoo! 100 posts is something to celebrate! Congrats on the big 1-0-0!!

Ashley said...

oooh happy 100!!! I just love your blog.. and I think your blog has led me to 3 or 4 of your family members blogs :) yay! Keep on bloggin :)!

CeCe said...

Happy 100! I love reading your blog through my SIL Lorie's blog... your little family is just darling!!!

Lindsey Leif said...

hey Talia!!!
so...I check your blog about everyday and feel like I know so much about your and your family's wonderful and cute little life out in cali!! I am terrible with myspace, and just realized that I never replied to your comment a while back! Casey and I are in Kansas City, I am teaching second grade, but currently have the summer off! I just want to let you know how inspiring your blog posts are :) I always look forward to reading them! Liza lives in San Diego with her husband. How cool would it be to hook up with you sometime when I go see her!
I would love to stay in touch better...so I will work on that!
Talk to you soon!!!

Kurt and Alisha said...

I love reading your blog. I found it through my sister-in-law Barbie's blog. Your little girls are so cute. Congratulations on bolg #100. I always want to know who is reading my blog too (even though it is new and i don't blog much) this is the perfect way to do it. :)

Cheeziemommie said...

Hello there! I'm coming out of the stalker closet one blog at a time :) I've been reading your blog for awhile now and I think you and your family are just DARLING! You are so creative and a really good mommy! I clicked on your link today from another blog I was stalking and found myself thinking as the page loaded "please be a new post please be a new post!" :) Happy 100th!

thatmom said...

This is one of my favorite spots online....and I love that latest picture. I can't believe how much Emma looks like your mom in that picture!