Monday, June 15, 2009

blogiversary giveaway

In all the mayhem that has been Spring around here I managed to totally miss my blogiversary. Sniff..sniff. I'm kinda sad about it really. If it wasn't a totally nutsy thing to do I would send myself a card, probably with a silly monkey dressed up in people clothes on it, that said "I went bananas and forgot your blogiversary. Hope it was as fun as a barrel of monkeys!" I would also include $100 bill as a gift to buy a new pair of designer jeans.

But lets face it, that would be nutsy, they don't make blogiversary cards anyways and I don't have $100 to spare. So instead lets just have a moment to celebrate. Here are some of favorite post from my first year of blogging. I don't know why, they just are. Click if you care to reminisce..

Bridget Jonesness

One on one with Mista Nug

Luxotica

Dearest Monkey Pants..

We had to have a talk


the scenic route

And to celebrate leave me a comment and you will be put in a drawing to win a free name collage! I am headed off to the country with my mom and monkey pants for the next two days. When I get back on Wednesday night I will choose a winner. So, come on out of the woodwork you blog stalkers :). Seriously, 121 views yesterday and no comments?! Leave some comment love.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Erin-
Glad to see that the "Scenic Route" made the list of your faves from your year of blogging. That was one of my favorite days from the last year as well. What an awesome road trip we had! Love you girl- Goz

Lindsey said...

i'll admit it. . i stalk your blog :) hope you had a good getaway!!

Emily S. said...

Love your current header... :) That red garage door is one of my favorite places in the CWE for shootin'! :)

I read. Add me to the drawing! :)

Congrats, and thanks for the recent blog love. Made me feel all warm/fuzzy!

Mark Williams said...

this is the obligatory comment for prizes. :)

Deb said...

Heaven forbid Mark miss an opportunity for a free prize! =)

You know I read and love your blog.

And I don't need to win this giveaway... seeing that I won a name collage last year sometime and never collected. Perhaps for the new baby??

Thought I would leave you comment love anyway... cuz I love you!

PS I got my camera back from the hospital!

Robin M. said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm not as dedicated over the summer, but I read you nearly every day of the school year!! Love it, love what you do, love that you're such a great friend to my sister! Have a fabulous week! :)robin

Hannah E said...

Nothing like a giveaway to bring me out of hiding. Love your blog, Erin!

Anonymous said...

I'm a KC stalker. Love to go through your pictures...and be motivated by your weight loss!

~Lauren Sterling

LISA SWEENEY said...

I 'm trying for two in a row! ABSOLUTLEY LOVED the pics of brendan-need to email you. THANK YOU-YOU ARE AWESOME!

Leida said...

i can't decide which of your faves i like the best--they're all so great!

thanks for letting us in to your quirky, little world, erin!

Kelly said...

Love your blog and would love a name collage. Keep up the great work.

Julia said...

Oh man, oh man, we NEED those name collages with two more weddings on the way! :)

Congrats on a successful year in the blogosphere, Erin!

Lori Hoag said...

Love the interviews with Weston and Marlie--too cute!!

Matt, Katie, and Sophia! said...

Those were my favorites, too! I love your blog, because it's the only one that makes me laugh out loud (sometimes so hard that I cry). I feel like your pictures from your road trip with Goz are from some random quirky movie. They definitely don't seem like they're from real life. :)
Love you!

basiemer said...

Okay - I'm a stalker. But does it show up as a "view" in your count when I read it on google reader?

Anne said...

I, too, am a blog-stalker. But the interviews with Monkeypants and Mista Nug are my faves. Thank you for giving me a window in to your life.

anne

Beth said...

I am exempt from the aforementioned contest but I had to pipe in that Luxotica is the post that had me on the floor laughing/trying not to pee my pants.

Jeff and Brandi said...

yay for a drawing. I do read your blog :) Love it!

Kristin said...

I am a blog stalker...I'll admit. I try to leave comments when I feel so led, but it's hard when I'm cramming my blog reading time over my lunch hour. :)

Oh and my favorite is Mr. Nug interview(s). Love them!

Teek

Sara D. said...

Happy Blogiversary! Would LOVE that name collage!!!

--Sara

Ada Moore said...

i totally and unashamedly stalk your blog!! and i want a free name collage!! have fun in the country!!

nathanartz said...

Erin,
I am sure you know I love your blog, read it often. Luxotica was my fav! I was dying laughing reading that, even showed it to Nathan who was like, that is so Shane.
Congrats on the new weight loss, I hope you do get to buy designer jeans, they are so fantastic, my sister bought me some, my first introduction to them = LOVE!
Katie

Kristy said...

Total stalker here. Not sure we've ever met, but we have a lot of the same friends. I'm a fellow Trumanite/CCFer living in Illinois. Reading your blog makes me WISH we had known each other back then - keep it up! :)

Sarah Call said...

Hey Erin,
I'm still stalking your blog. I hear Miss Idolie Whitley has a photo shoot coming up. I may have to hit you up for one of those newborn shoots sometime 6 months from now :) Or a name collage for Baby Call would be nice too! Keeping my fingers crossed! Miss you, Sarah

Nicole said...

I have too many favorites but I had to piggy back on Luxotica because I showed Tim when you first posted and he was also like, that is so Shane!

Jimmy Armstrong said...

Lots of Blog Stalkers on here...how does that make you feel Erin?

My favs would be a tie between "Luxotica" & "We had to have a talk"...both classic Shaner stories and laugh out loud while reading at work moments.

Amy R said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I have always wanted a name sign....

Katie said...

M O H R, just wanted you to be able to spell it right when you make the collage.

aboysmommy said...

Sorry you missed your blogiversary. Maybe you could still mail yourself that cool monkey card, make sure you put the money in there, too. Love your photos, you do amazing work.

Wendi Cupp said...

Can I win a second one?? Am i even eligible? :) I LOVE the one you made--I get LOTS of compliments! Love your blog too! Hugs!

Linda said...

Hi, it's Linda! (Beth is typing). I would love a name collage!!!

amanda said...

oh man it would make my year to win this giveaway. seriously. my new apartment in colorado is going to need some cute artsy love.

from one (beginner) blogger to another (pretty dang awesome) blogger....HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY. : )

Julie Elston said...

Your favs were some of mine as well....although I was sad to see that the Caboodle blog didn't make the list :)

Julie

Christina S. said...

Erin - I still have at least four to buy this year! All those tying the knot this year are getting name collages - a free one would be great! btw, can't wait for the wedding pics!
Christina (Veneziano) Shekell

Maggie Laughlin Honerkamp said...

I LOVE your name signs and I'm feeling lucky today.:) I hope you had fun in the country! Miss ya.

katharine said...

Erin,
"Take the Scenic Route" is one of the funniest entries I've EVER READ ANYWHERE! Happy one year blogisversary (or whatever)--
katharine