Friday, March 5, 2010

Celebrating EIGHT Years of Blogging!

Happy Blog-iversary to me!!

Eight years ago today, I started my blog at Diaryland. (It was called "Trail-Mix... a little bit of everything." Tee hee.) I have since moved all my entries to Blogger (though, I have still to transfer 2006... *sigh* Ah well... I'll get around to it).

Very exciting.

So I thought I'd do a giveaway*! Yay! :-)

First, I have some Autumn Leaves stamps by Katie Pertiet. She was kind enough to send some, so I thought I'd give a bunch away! :-D (These *are* taken out of the hard plastic because they would not photograph, and they would be too bulky to ship in original packaging. Brand new though!)


And then here is a bunch of scrappy stuff from past Studio Calico kits. One of the coolest things?! These vintage, mini Kentucky postcards! They're from the Simon Says add-on in May 2009, and they are SO cute! There are also a bunch of *exclusive* Studio Calico kit papers! WOO!

(Other stuff is Cosmo Cricket, Paislee Press, Jenni Bowlin, Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye, and Collage Press.) I'll actually throw in a whole bunch more scrappy stuff! Rub-ons, Maya Road pins, rhinestones, pearls, etc. And most likely, some Dear Lizzy Thickers... :-D

And of course... I could *not* do a giveaway without giving away stuff from The Container Store, right?! Of course NOT! Here are a few things I love for organizing scrappy items. Lock-ups hold buttons, ribbon, pins, etc. Amac boxes (in several sizes) can hold smaller odds and ends or... your kids' lost teeth! ;-) (Hey, I had a customer who bought the teeny ones for that very reason!) And those cute, lime-green bins? There are three! How cute! :-)

All this was given to me by The Container Store for their National We Love Our Employees Day. I'm spreading the love because I already own most this. :-)

Ooh, we're getting to some of my favorites! Micro-fiber cloths are awesome for cleaning your computer screen, photos, etc. The wash bag can hold delicates and hand-wash clothes in the machine. LOVE this! (Oooh, maybe I'll throw in the Bra Bag too!! Would you like that too? I LOVE mine!) And that awesome bag-gripper also is an ID tag. :-)

Three of my VERY favorite products are next! The book light (super fab!). The BRAND NEW Cord Catch by Good Grips. This is AWESOME to keep by your computer to hold your camera cord, cell phone cord, etc. LOVE this. :-) And the iSlice... you can use it to open up mail, Thickers packaging (tee hee), cut coupons, even cut scrapbooking paper! AND it doesn't cut your finger, so you don't have to worry about it getting into little hands! :-)

And my "sponsor." Tee hee. Sleep Pretty in Pink! Remember my layout about my earplugs?! Well, the company's president/CEO saw it, and he decided to send me a WHOLE bunch of earplugs to share with you guys! (Thanks, Doug!!) YAY! I'll have enough for future giveaways too! LOL. Seriously, BEST.EARPLUGS.EVER! There's a nice sleep mask too!

Last, but certainly not least... everyone loves The Container Store, yes?! Well, here's a $30 gift card for you! Even if you don't live near one, they do ship, so you can still use it! :-D You'll be organized and happy in no time! ;-)

Thank you SO much for reading! I can't believe it's been eight years that I've been recording my life online. Craziness. LOL. It's been SO much fun!

Please leave a comment to be entered to win the giveaway! ONE lucky person will receive everything! :-D

You have until the end of the day on Thursday, March 11th, and I'll choose a winner on Friday, March 12th! :-)

*Sorry giveaway is only open to people in the US. I do love you guys outside the US though! :-)

53 comments:

nailgirl said...

wow, i cant believe you've been blogging 8 yrs! that's a long time. i remember the first time i ever looked at your blog...i was reading the message boards at studio calico and saw you talking about your handstand pictures. i was intrigued sp? by these interesting pics and thought it was so cool that you did that! anyway, i think your so cute and i loved your little video of the clear stamp storage! it was great and because of that i'm now in the process of re-doing mine! thanks and here's to another 8 years!! p.s. cant believe you're giving away all this awesome stuff, how neat is that?

Kim N. said...

Congrats on your blogiversary!! That's awesome! I love reading your blog. Have a great day!!

Christa said...

Wow, 8 years is a long time!! Here's to another 8+!

sodapach said...

Love your blog Reyanna! What a generous giveaway and congrats on 8 amazing years! (Did you start blogging when you were 12 or what LOL!)

penny said...

Congratulations to you! Hardly anyone sticks with it this long. You'll be so happy to have this "journal" later on. Your giveaway is super-generous! I hope I win!

Ami said...

Congrats to you! That is a long time to be blogging!!!

I totally need that pink stuff. i work nights and it is impossible to hunker down and sleep during the day!!!

Congrats, again, to you!!!

Erika said...

That awesome! You are such a sweet girl! I love reading your takes on life. Keep on blogging and scrapping you you rock at both!!!

Valerie Bishop said...

How generous you are!! Congrats on your happy 8 years of blogging!!

Donna said...

Happy Annniversary! Congrats on 8 years.

debbieback said...

thats one hefty giveaway !~ love the pretty papers. the earplugs are SOOOO pink. =) congrats on your blog-iversary =)

Jenny said...

Happy Blogiversary :) What a generous giveaway!

Lisa Dickinson said...

Happy Blog-iversary Reyanna! Wow, you've been at this a loooooong time! :)

Kimber-Leigh said...

eight years--wow! that's awesome reyanna! and how cute are you in that picture!!!!

Erin said...

How cool that you have been blogging for so long. Such a fun giveaway too. Happy blogiversary!

Amy said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Wow I can't even believe how much stuff you are giving away!!! It's incredible! And that is amazing that it has been eight years!! (I haven't even reached my hundredth post!) Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!

Christyn said...

wow 8 years is really something...look at you out there on the 'cutting edge'. I'm thinking a lunch time trip to the container store might be in order to pick up some of those goodies.

TLC said...

Yahooo! An organized haiku to celebrate your blogiversary:

The Container Store
An oasis for my mind
Clutter can't be found.

Congrats!

cindy said...

awesome giveaway! happy 8 year bloversary!

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sylv said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!! Reading your posts here and on the SC forum made me run out and get some Elfa for a wall in my scrap room. Thanx so much for the inspiration! PS..I missed out on the 30% off sale so I'm patiently waiting on the next sale so I can do my closet...Elfa is lurve I tell ya!

Karen said...

happy blog-o-versary! this is such a generous giveaway. and the container store goodies...swoon. thanks for the chance to win!

Lauren said...

8 yrs is HUGE! Congrats ans happy anniversary!!

diana albright said...

wow... 8 years is a long blog history. i think i've had blogs that go back that far, but it was stuff i wouldn't want my kid to see (LOL... i was a party girl in my early 20s).
this is a HUGE giveaway... you are so generous! congrats on 8 years, and here's to 8 more!!

Keshka said...

Dude, what a giveaway! So much fun stuff!

nichole said...

happy blog-iversary girlie!!
you are so sweet to be offering these fun & wonderful things!! i love it! so, so fun!

Jaime Wilkins said...

woah! One person will receive it all??? Wow! Fingers crossed it's me =)

April said...

Yeah for a wonderful milestone!!!!
So, your drawing is on March 11th...that is my birthday, I hope I win :)!!!!

Holly said...

wow...what an awesome giveaway. I'm addicting to the container store.

mborrero said...

I am eyeing those earplugs. Thanks

namaste
Melina

living, creating, and appreciating
~my blog
Posh Designs DT member

Jaime Lynne said...

8 years! CONGRATS! I think I'v
e been stalking you for about half of that! Happy Anniversary to a woman who truly is a "rey" of sunshine!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I wish I had started my blog 8 years ago. That is really something to be proud of Reyanna! Good job. I love all your stories and posts and you are simply inspiring. I'm glad we've become friends - you're my special FRIENDS friend :)

Good luck to everyone - but I hope I win!

Stephanie said...

Holy crap! What a giveaway! You're too awesome and generous.

papirdiva said...

One of the best giveaways of all time! My sleeping is so poor :( Usually wake up at least once every night, and have for a year.

Zorina said...

Happy Anniversary to you!! awww, 8 yrs of blogging....That is spectacular.
Thanks for the chance for us to win your giveaways.
Happy weekend. Z

amy said...

are you for real?! LOL! 8 years blogging and the most wonderful giveaway i've ever seeeennn! LOL! bless you!!!

Jacquie said...

You know, I have no idea how long I've been blogging...not 8 years, but maybe like 4 years. So, that is quite the giveaway girly! Congratulations on your Blogaversery

Leslie Davis said...

Wow eight years of blogging!! You must have been an early bird!! What a fabulous giveaway! I've never considered earplugs. My hubby snores and it's really disruptive, but I also am addicted to my white noise
machine. Not sure if it'd work for me.Anyway Happy Blogaversary!!

sillypea said...

Happy blogiversary! You are just one of the funnest people! I'm a newer follower , but wish I had been here for 8 years! You brighten my days! Thank you!

Cari Skuse said...

I loved that LO about the earplugs! I have to say that I love that company too. I use that sleep mask every night. It works wonders.
Congrats on blogging for so long. That's quite an accomplishment.

avidreader said...

Wow! Happy blogging to you, Happy blogging dear Reyanna, Happy blogging to you! I just discovered the container store and have been a happier person ever since! I LOVE being organized and they make it so easy! I love your blog and your upbeat spirit!

Kris with a K said...

congrats on your blogiversary! you're very generous with this giveaway, btw!

elissa said...

Wow, I just found your blog through studio calico. You have ltos of creative stuff on here - I love that quote in the post below this. Well, I will bookmark you and check out the creative goodness!

Jessica said...

Wow you are so cute & generous too! Thanks so much for the givaway! Love everything. Congrats on being 8 years. I just started blogging and not sure about it yet LOL!

Caroline said...

wow, 8 years? you are awesome. happy blogiversary!!

and what a giveaway! :)

Erin K said...

Fab blog!

I was just popping around the net when I saw this post. While I was on vacation a few weeks ago I had forgotten my ear plugs and picked up those pink ones. I totally agree! BEST EARPLUGS EVER.

Stacy said...

Wow! I have a blog and i can not imagine doing a giveaway on my...blogiversary. Congratulations on 8 years.

Lynn said...

Wow...now THAT is a giveaway! :) Lots of great stuff, thanks for the chance to win! :)

Michelle said...

Wow, such neat stuff!!! I just discovered your blog today :) LOVE the Container Store!!

Cassi said...

Happy 8th Blog-iversary! I love your 2 co-pilots lo, absolutely adorable. Pretty neat about being in the NY Times too :)

Bashful said...

Oh gosh, you're such a sweetie to do a give-away like this! Happy Blog-iversary, congrats on the milestone, and hugs for being such a nice person. :-)

Cheryl said...

Your such a sweet person to do such a grand give away! Happy blogaversary! Thanks for the chance to win all that great product.

Anne said...

Awww. Too bad I'm outside the U.S. because that's the coolest giveaway I've ever seen. Love your blog, by the way.

KarenP(kphike) said...

Blog0versary - very cute! Love the container store too! Happy Day!

Mandy said...

Wow 8 years that is awesome!!Would love to win this giveaway!!