Monday, July 20, 2009

4 year blogiversary!


i can't believe that i started this blog 4 years ago today! it seems like yesterday! i also can't believe that i actually remembered it this year! i think it's the first time ever!

a lot of big things have happened since i started this blog:

we moved into a new house
had another baby
had some big business changes happen along the way.
started a photo of the day post

more often than not though, this blog has been about the daily in's and out's of being a mother, designer, stationery entrepreneur, crafter, and wife.

thank you to all of you who have taken the journey with me!

as a thank you for visiting, i'm having a little giveaway. what's up for grabs? well i thought i'd focus on my newest venture, so prizes will be provided by fin+roe. one winner will receive a set of 25 custom notecards (color, pattern, & text chosen by you!) as well as 10 custom magnet mementos featuring the photo, illustration, or logo of your choice! 3 other lucky winners will receive a set of 10 custom magnet mementos as well! plus, there are sure to be a ton of other freebies thrown in as well!


to enter, just leave a comment letting me know why you visit, what keeps you coming back, and what you'd like to see more of in the future! i'll leave the contest open until midnight on friday (CST).

18 comments:

Katrina said...

I love to visit because your designs are so simple and lovely! Plus, I love to see other women my age living out their dreams instead of just wishing that they could! All the best!

Mari said...

Congratulations! I can't believe it's been 4 years!
I visit, of course, because you're a good friend, but I also follow you to try and figure out how the heck you do it all.
I want to live inside your head for a couple of days so I can copy your successes ;)

Rachael said...

I actually just stumbled upon your blog about a week ago. I love all the photos of the day that you post-yesterday's was especially nice.

Nic said...

Congrats Lori! I visit just to see what you are up to! :)

Wehaf said...

I visit for your photos of the day! Congratulations on your four years of fun.

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Mandie and Amy said...

I visit for inspiration in my own photography and craftiness! Congrats on your blogiversary!

-Mandie P.

Hailey said...

i love you! and that is why i stalk you site! you are truly amazing with you business and i am totally jealous! plus i love your yellow floor. and your whole family is fun to hang out with and i could totally be your little house slave if only you let me wash your dishes with your dishwasher!

nancy said...

its only been within the past year that i have known your blog and have gotten to know you in an itty bitty way. its your eye for photography, as well as your creativity that i truly enjoy. believe me... thru my major ups and downs, i admire your passion, and i have truly been inspired by it. kudos to you on your talent, and a much deserved Happy anniversary!

Sharon said...

I love your sense of color and design. Your yellow tiled floor was to die for as well. I would like to hear and see what captivates and inspires you in the future. Thanks a lot!

Julie said...

Congratulations Lori!! I visit your blog because it's like opening a little present each - something new, something different, always something beautiful.

Leslie said...

Hi Lori!
Congrats! =D

I love popping by here for so many reasons! 1.) because you're my friend! 2.) your photos 3.) you're always up to something creative!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

I visit becuase I am a Mom who likes to design and share ideas.:)

Josh & Krista said...

Congratulations Lori! Ok, I haven't been visitng as much as I should, but now that I am more comfortable with it I will! Why? Because you inspire me! I am proud of you and proud to promote you. I will keep coming back because it makes it so easy to keep up with you! I love the photo of the day - great addition. I hope I read a lot about your challenges and how you over came them/how you got to where you are today and why you still love it!

Becca said...

I like the way you think - the photos of the day really resonate with me. Your design elements caught my eye first, but the whole blog is just inspiring for me.

heather said...

I saw your wonderful painted floor on d*s and that's how I found you! I love your 'photo of the day' and the thrifty finds (I will now be scouring for a little case for my camera, it's lovely!). Looking forward to new projects!

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Amy said...

I somehow found you via Twitter. I'm a new follower, but I have this thing about paper. I don't need more, but I love stationary. I think it's similar to my fabric addiction. I like to write letters and I like to receive them. As an indie artist (and Mom) myself, I can appreciate what you do.

Hannah Lane said...

I just found you tonight! I love mom entrepreneurs and I look forward to checking you out on a regular basis! Congratulations on 4 years!

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