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Blogiversary and Giveaway

Blogiversary and Giveaway



Happy Blogiversary to me!


Today, my baby (aka DIY beautify) is ONE YEAR OLD!! Thinking back over my blogging journey this past year compelled me to come up with a little reality-check. Have fun reading this, and let me know if you can relate!



1. You know you're a blogger when...you don't cringe at serving McDonald's to your family for dinner anymore- hey, at least you remembered to feed them today!

2. You know you're a blogger when...you babble on about SEO and widgets, Alexa rank and Bitly, picmonkey and MailChimp...while your family munches on their McDonald's and stares at you with blank faces.

3. You know you're a blogger when...you find yourself still in your pj's at 4:00 pm...with unbrushed teeth and bedhead!

4. You know you're a blogger when...you jump guiltily when the doorbell rings and realize you cannot answer it because you're still in your pj's with bedhead and unbrushed teeth!

5. You know you're a blogger when...time is reduced to link parties and post schedules

6. You know you're a blogger when...you open the fridge 5 days after you were going to buy groceries and realize you still haven't made it to the store

7. You know you're a blogger when...housework becomes a dirty word

8. You know you're a blogger when...your garage looks like it was bombed by a thrift store

You know you're a blogger when...date nights consist of trips to Goodwill, and driving through neighborhoods looking for trash you can take home and transform!

10. You know you're a blogger when...you regularly forget you actually have children...and a husband...and a life beyond blogging!


Sounds rather extreme but if you're a blogger, you'll agree that there is a bit of truth in every
one of those statements!

If you're not a blogger...you probably have a clean house, a tidy garage and a home cooked meal
on the stove, lol...

...and you're thinking that bloggers are crazy!

I love blogging - inspiring and being inspired - and I cannot wait to see what this next year
holds for DIY beautify!

So I want to say..


Thank you to my followers for helping DIY beautify grow, for your sweet comments and for sticking with me. I am giving away a set of 5 rope balls from High Plains Knot Work. These handmade 2.5 in balls add texture and a natural element to a vase, bowl or displayed on your mantle. These are the actual ones the lucky winner will receive.


knotballs giveaway www.diybeautify.com

To enter the giveaway, click on the link below.


a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
The giveaway will run for 1 week and I will announce my winner on Saturday morning, August 23.

Good luck friends :)

Hope you stick around...this year's going to be even better!


bringing beauty to the ordinary,



22 comments:

  1. I love your blog. Keep showing us how to repurpose things we have. Thanks for the chance to win the rope balls. I follow on FB and Pinterest.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Dori! Good luck on the giveaway!!

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  2. REEally funny Cindy! I can relate to several of these. Housework has always been a dirty word for me though, I would rather do almost anything. We're on the same page today with humorous posts, mine is a totally different subject though. Congrats on 1 year of being a fabulous blogger!! ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

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    1. I'm with you on the housework, Ann...I regularly avoid it...The best way for me to clean is to invite someone over, lol. No other motivator quite like that!! I loved your 'Awkward Moments' post today!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Happy Blogiversary! Love your article and only feel vaguely uncomfortable that a lot of it rings true. Thanks for making me smile.

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    1. Thank you! Glad to know others can relate!! Have a great weekend :)

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  4. OMG, I have been blogging for less than a year, I can relate!

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  5. Happy Blogiversary! I loved the funny post keep them up. Thank you for the opportunity to win the rope balls.

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    1. Thanks Di! So happy to have you following :)

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  6. Happy Blogiversary! And yes, I agree with all of these :) Makes me feel better that I am not the only one, haha!

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    1. Thanks Bethany! I think the first year of blogging is a bit of a shock and we don't realize just how much it consumes us!

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  7. This post had my rolling! SO true! I'm so glad I found your fabulous blog through the DIY Sunday Showcase, and I'm looking forward to following along. I love love love nautical touches in my decor and I've entered your giveaway - thanks!

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    1. Haha, so glad you found the humor in it! Thanks for following along, good luck!

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  8. I loved this post! I can now go to bed happy :) Seriously, thanks for a good laugh - every point is SO true.

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    1. Aw, thanks Tiffany! Glad you could relate... Makes me feel normal, lol!

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  9. happy blog birthday! the boyfriend always gets a laugh when i talk about linking up at parties. funny list.
    b

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    1. Thank you!! I know, other people just don't get it, do they?

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  10. I've only been blogging for 3 1/2 WEEKS and I can relate! Every day it seems I look at the clock and say " Oh my God, I have to make dinner!". My husband even told me the other day that he had an idea for a blog. I loved your post.

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    1. Wow Linda, you're still a newbie!! Thanks so much for reading my post, SO glad you enjoyed it and could relate!! Wow, if your husband starts a blog too...you may need to hire maid service and someone to cook your meals, LOL!!

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  11. Oh boy, you hit the nail on the head! I too just celebrated my 1 year blogging anniversary (in July) for Love My DIY Home! It does take over your life, but it is oh such fun too. If we are this consumed after just a year, I shudder to think what we'll look like on year two! Oh boy.

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    1. Haha, you are so right Val! Hopefully by then we're making enough moola to make it all worth it ;) Looking forward to checking out your site!

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