The winner is: NOELLE!
I am so happy for you, Noelle. I will get the necklace to you soon!
Thank you all so much for entering! I wanted to comment back to all of the unbelievably lovely comments left here in the last week, but I did not want to mess up the order of the comments for the drawing. It was very hard to keep my mouth shut. There was so much I wanted to say. I love that we all share a love for life and just trying to have fun along the way. I know I will reread the comments when I am struggling, so I appreciate it. I mean I really appreciate it. Every comment. Every follower. Thank you.
I am so grateful to anyone who stops by and reads my little blog. I have spent the last thirteen years raising my babies and had put all of my hopes and dreams in a small space in my soul. The days melded together and I remember them with happiness, but not contentment. I quit college to have a baby and have always wondered, “what if…” This is just a tiny fragment of a moment in the universe. But it is all mine. And it feels so good to share and create again. Thank you so much for being there with me along the way and helping me find my voice again.
Here are the comments I wanted to respond:
Keiko: thank you, you are so sweet. I loved reading your daughter’s writing!
Alissa: thank you! Oh, to have a three year old again. Enjoy all of the days.
Katie: thank you.
SuppKDogg: that comment was so lovely. It is so nice to hear that she knows. It is sometimes hard to tell…
Noelle: thank you! We have a lot in common. I like that. Thank you for following.
Suzanne: thank you! It is hard to know sometimes if what you are doing is right. I appreciate it. Thank you for following.
Kindra: I also believe in the power of words. Like magic. Thank you for entering!
Pam: awww, a sweet six year old. Believe me, she will be borrowing your accessories before you know it. Thank you for following and entering. I appreciate it.
Jane: thank you so much for the kind words. I love that pot! Great idea to house the kids shoes in it. I cannot wait to hear about the other Anthro items we share.
Jennifer: thank you for the outfit comment. It was much appreciated. Blush.
Danielle: I am so flattered that you follow me. Thank you!
Jen: that comment was very sweet and I very much appreciate it! Thank you!
Tatiana: thank you so much for the kind comment. Thank you for following me.
Ann: thank you for the style comment. That made me happy. Much appreciated.
Kristy G.: Thank you! I very much appreciate you following along, as well.
Sayaka: Oh! Thank you! I am 35. I had my babies young. But I still feel like the wrinkles are there. You made my day. Thank you for following.
Kerri: thank you for following and entering. This necklace is right up your alley!
Amanda: thank you! Thank you for following me!
2TaraBytes: It took me ten years to acquire this much of a hoard. ; ). Thank you so much for following me.
Holli: I so appreciate the very kind words. Thank you! And thank you for following me!
Amy: Thank you! I am so happy you are following me. It means a lot. Thank you.
*To verify the drawing’s authenticity, simply go to the link and type in your name I have responded to you above. (for instance Kristy was Kristy G.). You were given one entry per comment. There were 34 comments. Here are the results:
P.S. I will do a giveaway once month, so there will be another opportunity soon. I think it was so much fun! I am so excited for the next one…