Friday, May 8, 2009

Blogiversary! A 12-hour giveaway

On May 8, 2008 I sat down and wrote a blog post--my first! It wasn't brilliant but it was a start. 365 days later I am at post #405 (!) and happy to celebrate my first blogiversary--hopefully the first of many.

So I want to thank those of you who read this blog by doing a giveaway. I'll make chocolate-dipped Rice Krispies Treats for a lucky winner. You can choose whether you want milk chocolate or white, or some of each, and I'll even dip them in sprinkles if you'd like. If you don't eat refined sugar or some other ingredient, I'll make you something you will eat. (Macrobiotic vegan oatmeal cookies, anyone?)

The rules are simple:

1. Post a comment here. You can enter once.
2. Come back tonight--I'll use a random number generator and announce the winner at around 9:30 p.m. CST (approximately 12 hours from now.) This giveaway is now closed.

This giveaway doesn't include any encouragement for you to spread the word. This is specifically geared towards my awesome blog readers. Thanks for sticking with me!

38 comments:

beckiwithani said...

I want black bean brownies, please. They sound so weird that I have to try them. And they can be made w/out refined sugar.

If we promote you on our blog and/or twitter, can we get an extra entry? :D

The Archduchess said...

It's been such a pleasure to read your blog! I have become attached to your little family and look forward to reading your stories and advice.

Happy blogiversary!

Call Me Cate said...

Happy blogiversary! I adore your blog - it's one of the first I followed. Here's to another 405 posts! (Just, not all this weekend, please - I'm going to be offline a lot.)

Kris said...

Happy Blogiversary!! No junk food for me though--just wanted to send warm wishes!!

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the macrobiotic vegan oatmeal cookies, please. Thank you for the joy and blessings your writing brings. Love, Miss Etna

I'm Grace said...

Happy Blogiversary, I look forward to my first cup of coffee and your blog every morning. Your stories make me smile and remember when I was a young mother with two small children at home.

Jen said...

Chocolate dipped rice krispie treats?!? Yum!

nopinkhere said...

Congrats!
Maybe I could get you to make something higher in protein?
I have made black bean brownies before (from 101 cookbooks) and they are actually very rich and quite yummy.

~hon~ said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! Just stopping by to greet you. Hope you have an awesome blog anniversary! May you have more anniversaries. More posts.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! P.U.S.H.

iLoveYou, my dear sister in CHRIST!

Tia said...

I want the refined sugar! Rice Krispie treats for me if I win! I have always loved your blog! Keep bloggin' away!

Deanna said...

Happy Blogiversary and congrats! Yummmm, treats!

Laurel said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary...And, please enter me into the contest...I love Rice Krispie treats and an excuse to get to see you !!!

Tiffany said...

Happy Blogiversary! I must admit...your blog was one that inspired me to start my own. I'm not near as committed or as clever as you are...but I look forward every day to see what you have posted.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Congrats on reaching the one-year mark. I'm entering with my usual caveat (that I can nominate someone in the US if I win). I'm planning to make rocky road this weekend... yum! :)

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

Awww, congrats, Beth! I remember when you started - back in the good ole days on bbc!
I started on Jan 30, 2009, while my entire family was in bed sick! ;)

Amy said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am impressed with the number of posts you have written in a year. Nice work!

caryn said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love reading your blog and the comments that are left as well.

Christy said...

Happy Anniversary. I'm commenting in celebration! (I think I've commented once before)

Kara said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love checking in on your blog first thing every morning :-)

Bri said...

Happy Blogiversary! And how can I resist chocolate krispy marshmallow goodness?!

Anna said...

Happy Blogiversary! This preggo lady would really love a treat! LOL

Lyndsay said...

Possibly one of the best blog giveaways ever :) Hope I win and congrats on reaching a landmark date!

Heather said...

Not an entry (I don't know how well Rice Krispie Squares would travel overseas) but I did want to stop by and say Congrats on a great year!

cw2smom said...

Congrats Beth! I have been blogging for about 5 years and you nearly have as many entries as me in just ONE year! Keep up the good work kiddo! Lisa

septembermom said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congratulations, that's a great accomplishment. You have a lovely, honest, fun blog:)

Amy Schiller said...

You say chocolate, and I'm in!

Mama to a diva said...

Happy, happy Blogiversary

Leslie Jackson said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I learned lots of interesting things about you from the "first post".

Just so you know, I thought about you just today. I was at Wal-Mart and a lady came in wearing her baby in a sling. I remember thinking when my daughter was born... no way! I carried her for 9 months...after that it's strollers and Daddy time! :) Although, most people do look adorable wearing their children that way!

Congrats again!

Angela said...

I've been reading since day 1. I would definitely like some Chickie made rice krispie treats!

Sandi said...

Happy blogiversary Beth! Congrats and great job!

stacief said...

Happy Blogiversary! Im from the old bbc and I just love your blog!

Katie said...

love reading your blog...can't believe how fast that year went!

Gordon Gates said...

Happy blogiversary! An internet year is like 4 years of real time. Congratulations!

Kristi said...

Hi, Beth! We're back and I'm just now catching up on your blog! Good timing for me, huh? :)

I remember all too well when you started this blog. If I recall, you said something along the lines of, "Well, I don't know how well I'll keep it up, but I'll give it a try." And look at you now...one of my favorite bloggers!!

And, if I win, your Rice Krispy Treats sound delicious! SLURP!

mullensfam said...

Ummm... pregnant woman wants the chocolate...how original!

Monica said...

I think I am barely squeaking in!

Tiffany said...

Wow congrats on your awesome 1 year mark!!

Mike Fan said...

Congratz congratz! :)