welcome friends.....thanks for popping in my world....
I'd love to know you've stopped by, so please note that the comment section is now found at the title of each post.

Blogversary Giveaway!!!!!!

I cannot believe that it has been one year (officially tomorrow) since I stuck my crooked toes into the world of blogging. What started out as just my own personal therapy session, turned into a path of meeting so many wonderful people who have blessed me in more ways than you can ever imagine. I am able to share all my hopes and dreams.......admit my shortcomings and failures........celebrate my highs, be comforted in my lows.

This blog has led me to meet such awesome people who have taught me so much as well. To celebrate Jesus with an amazing circle of Believers blows me away. I thank you for inviting me into your world, opening your hearts and encouraging me to be the best I can be for Christ.

So with that my friends.......I want to celebrate and have a little giveaway of some of my favorite things. All you need to do is leave a comment (and contact information if needed). If you want to be a subscriber/following friend and/or give a little shout out on your own blog/twitter about the giveaway.....feel free to give yourself another comment/chance. But my heart is into "giving back" a little something for all your love and support that I have been blessed with since starting this journey, rather than getting more readers (although the more the merrier!).

I hope that visiting my blog is a blessing to you as much as it is to me. My hope is that I can help one person through a trial or help someone know that they are not alone in what they might be struggling with. I want to help one person see our extra-ordinary God in their ordinary events of life.

To know that God is good......all.the.time.
.....that is reason alone to celebrate!

So that, my friends is what this blog is all about. If I can make you laugh while I laugh at myself......that is a little bonus.

If you are new to my little corner of randomness.....feel free and make yourself comfy after leaving your entry comment and poke around the past year of my life. I had about 2 or 3 readers (and that was including Josh) when I had some profound learning experiences where God taught me alot about patience, worrying, guilt, gossip and the importance of being prepared to serve Him. You can see why I am fascinated with butterflies and how I see myself through them. I can be found babbling about seeing God in everything from mama chickens to a single blossom. And to keep it completely all real.....how a great pair of jeans can change your life.

OK, so now onto the prizes......

One blessed (remember, I don't believe in luck) winner will get the latest Third Day CD....well, it's been out for a while, but it totally ROCKS and I just have to share!



Another winner will find a couple of bars of this yummy handmade soap in their mailbox.....I cannot be held responsible for any future addictions this might provoke.


And lastly.....a very dear friend of mine, Danielle makes beautiful jewelry. She has generously offered to bless one winner with this gorgeous pendent.


She describes this beauty as "this gorgeous green Moss Agate teardrop pendant is looped with copper wire and hung from an adjustable caramel leather cord. At it's largest, it is 28 inches and at it's tightest is 14 inches"

Please stop by her site, Doodles Jewels and check out the awesome creations she designs. Maybe you can treat yourself to a little gift or perhaps find something for someone special.
She is even cool enough to offer all my friends FREE shipping through Saturday with this code "freeship50"


And with that, I am wrapping things up.....I will keep the giveaway open until this weekend and pick three winners! Thank you all again for the amazing friendships you have all blessed me with...thanks for sharing all the amazing things that God is doing in your life.


Have a beautiful day!

Peace and love~
*~Michelle~*



47 comments:

Andrea said...

Michelle,
I have been following for a little while now. I enjoy the freshness and honest you bring to blogland. I am blessed each time I read. Congratulations on a year of learning and blessings others with what you have learned!
Blessings, hugs, and prayers, andrea

Home School Dad said...

Michelle You Rock! Congratulations on the whole blog o versary thing! Since you have 3 prizes make sure you link this post to 3TTT this Thursday. Awesome!

RCUBEs said...

Grateful here to have met you...Congratulations for sticking your "crooked toes" for a while.LOL. You make us laugh every time...yet make us reflect on our walk with the Lord...God bless you and may the Lord continue to inspire you to write for His glory.

Diane said...

Just found you through Bina. We need some honesty and humor out there to encourage others. Hugs, Diane :O)

I'm Jen. said...

You know I love ya!

Faith Imagined said...

Happy Blogversary!!! The Blog World is blessed by you!

Bina said...

Michelle,

I have not known you long...but from what I have known of you, you have been uplifting AND funny...both a joy to my spirit!

Congrats on the anniversary and here's to another year! :)
Bina

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

Happy Anniversary to you!
Happy Anniversary to you!!
Happy Anniversary dear Michelle!!!!
Happy Anniversary to you!!

And many more.......

You have an awesome blog and I really love reading your posts. I look forward to many more to come :)

xoxo

christy rose said...

Happy Blogoversary Michelle! I am so glad to have met you in this part of our world. I have enjoyed myself so much every time I have ever come to visit here and every time you have come to visit me. Your posts always move me and your comments always touch me. I am excited to see where we will all be at one year from now.
Great giveaway, by the way!!!!
Love,
Christy

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Happy Blogiversary!! You are always so refreshingly real and honest, Michelle! It's been a blessing to know you through blogland!

Twincerely,Olga said...

Hi Michelle~ congrats on 1 year of blogging!!! I would love to win the C.D Third Day Rocks!!!!!Thanks for the nice comment! Where have you heard that song from? They actually came to our church twice!

Summer said...

You know I'm a fan. :)Love ya!

LisaShaw said...

Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary!! Praise the Lord!

We've not known one another long in blogging but I sure like your heart for the LORD.

Blessings to you dear sister.

Fairy Footprints said...

Happy Blogversary. Please sign me up, I am a follower.

Blessings,
Heidi

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!!

You are a great blog friend! I wish you another happy year of blogging!

OH and I love all the giveaways. You're such a sweetie!

Take care my sweet friend!

I wonder how many more !!!!!!'s points I can get in one comment?!!?!

Mich said...

Girlfriend, HAPpy Anniversary!!!

thanks for keeping it fun and real.

Martha said...

Gasp, pick me pick me!! I AM your favorite deaf friend named Martha after all o_O

Kendra Lee said...

Happy Bloggerversary!!! I've enjoyed 'getting to know' you in the past couple of months!! I'll post some linking love in my next post ;)
Kendra

Heart2Heart said...

Michelle,

I've been a follower of yours for quite some time, and have seen you grow in the Lord so much. You are helping, encouraging and inspiring so many each time you post. Thank you for all you have done and for all you continue to do this next year's worth of blogs. Congratulations and Happy Blog Anniversary to a very wonderful lady!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Angela said...

I cannot believe you and I are both celebrating our blog's 'birthday's together,,lol. How cool is that!!

May God be gracious to this anointed place and bless you and those that enter in and make His face shine upon you and those who read what you share from your heart..amen amen amen

Beth E. said...

Happy Blogoversary! I am so glad to have come across your blog. You are a blessing and an inspiration.

Your prizes look amamzing...count me in!

Oh, and one more thing...I totally love your selection of songs on your playlist. :-)

Looking forward to reading your blog for many years to come!

Blessings,
Beth

Beth E. said...

Of course I follow you! ;-)

Paula said...

I just found you and am glad I did. I'm follower number 99, lol. Thank you for visiting my blog. Praise the Lord for our VR babies!!! I rarely find bloggers who rock my world, and you are one of them! I love what you say about yourself in your profile section...all the things you are. I can relate to many, especially being a sinner...saved by grace. I look forward to getting to know you better on this fantastic journey. Are you on facebook?

Paula said...

Oh, how rude of me...Happy Blessed Blogiversary!!!

Just Breathe said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging.

Midday Escapades said...

Woohoo! Happy Blogversary to you! I just found you through the comment you left at Alisa's guest post at my place. I'm a new follower.

momof7 said...

I just want to WIN.....it would just make me so much more popular. And you send it, can you send it in a GOLD bag....

momof7 said...

I just want to WIN!!!!!It would make me so much more Popular. Don't forget to put it in a GOLD bag....

wife.mom.nurse said...

Happy Blogversary my bloggy friend. What a neat post. Love the links :)

i enjoy your blog so much. :)

~Julie

pathfromtheheadtotheheart said...

Oh, I am so glad you stopped by my blog (which led me to yours). I love that you want to introduce others to our extraordinary God. He is so wonderful, isn't He?!

And by the way...I stand in total agreement with you...the perfect pair of jeans absolutely can change your life ;-)

Congrats on the blogversary!!!

CC

Joyce said...

Hi...thanks for visiting my blog and for the comment. I'm going to look around now...love your playlist...enjoy your day!

Deborah Ann said...

Wow, a year, huh? I think I'm going on 3 months, or something like that. It sure is a blessing to stop in here, I love your writing style, your humor and your heart. You bring out the hippie in me!

amanda said...

happy blogversary!!

don't pick me for the third day cd. i already have it. :0) it does totally rock. we rocked out to it on our way out to connecticut. where our visit with YOU GUYS totally rocked as well. i only have a quick second, but a funny story...since being home the girls have put on concerts...and made shaun shake something. amelya kept telling him to shake it. they totally enjoyed their music time with josh. they're just shy! thanks again for the super great visit. i can't promise a visit to my house would be as rocking, but it'd be great to see you guys again! :0)

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Happy Blogversary to you! What a great blog you have here - look forward to seeing more of a great thing!

Karen said...

Hello, my friend!

Happy Blogoversary! A year goes fast, doesn't it?

I love going back to see how much has happened in my life in the past year or two.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Me,me, me! I LOVE third day and would love the new CD! What a great giveaway! The blogging world is lucky to have you!

M J said...

I wandered over to your blog a few months back, but I'm not sure I've ever commented. I do have a blog, but I only post once a week or so. Feel free to come over and say hi! :) http://texasmartinfamily.blogspot.com/
I started my blog last October, too! It was actually because I had a panic attack thinking about Christmas cards. HA!

Mimmy said...

Michelle, I'm sure I've told you this before but I think your blog is absolutely splendiferous. As poetry is a big part of my life, and my blog, your Haiku is great. The wonderful thing about poetry is that there don't have to be any rules. The only rule I have about poetry is that it has to come from your heart and I actually feel that this does come from your heart. Thank you so much for sharing and for providing us with this wonderful give-away.

God Bless,
Mimmy

COUNTRY MOM said...

Michelle, Thank You for your comments. I just joined your beautiful blog. I hope to get to know you better. Congratulations and Happy Blogoversary !!! What a wonderful give away. Many Blessings,

Beth in NC said...

Oh, I would love to enter your giveaway. Yay. I have followed you for quite some time, haven't I? I'll double check, but I'm pretty sure. :o)

I love your humor and ramblings. I think you're precious!

Love & hugs!
Beth

Theta Mom said...

Happy Blogoversary girl!!! So exciting!

Denise said...

Happy Blogaversary sweetie, you are beyond awesome.

Cajunrose said...

Love your blog Michelle! Happy Anniversary!!

Stephenie

Emily said...

Love the blog! Happy Blogversary!

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Kim said...

Glad I found you when I did. You give such wonderful reminders of what is truly important in life.

Keep us thinking...

Happy Anniversary!

Katina128 said...

You're always an inspiration to me Michelle. Your faith and testimony is amazing and makes me strive to be more like you. My faith is lacking sometimes, but I can always count on talking to you or reading your blog to make me strive to do better. You're a blessing to know and love. :)

God bless,
Katina

Anonymous said...

Just happened upon your blog--looks like you've grown through some wonderful life experiences! Congratulations on your blog-o-versary and thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

Sarah
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