It's my Blogger-versary! One year ago today, Josh finally convinced me to start my own blog. I was really anti-blogging before and thought - Who would want to read about me?? At the time I was about 12 weeks pregnant with the quads, and I decided to use my blog as a way to inform everyone we knew about the happenings of the pregnancy and preparing for the babies. Needless to say, this past year did not pan out the way we had hoped, but this blog has still been a huge blessing for me. I think someone looking from the outside in may ask - How does writing a blog help, and how do your blog followers become such a big support system in your life? Well, it's true. I don't know where I'd be today if it weren't for my blog and all of my wonderful followers and supporters.
The blogging world has helped me realize throughout this past year, that I am not alone. I have been sent countless letters, comments, and gifts from my followers that all mean SO much to Josh and I. One anonymous follower recently wrote me this:
Hi Lauren:"I am one of your blog followers. I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your husband and think of you all often. You don't know me... I was in a baby class with you at TGH in January. I have been checking in on you to see how you have been. I just wanted to let you know that people who don't even know you have been affected by your story and we think of you often. We will be thinking of you this holiday season and will send you all of the positive thoughts we can."--Anonymous
I don't know who she is, but that meant so much to me. This is just one of the examples of the love, support, and encouragement that I get from my blog on a daily basis. So, I just wanted to let you know (my readers) how thankful I am that you care. I never realized how important the support network of the blogging world is. I have met so many nice people and families, and have been touched by your generosity and support! As a little thank you from me to you, I have arranged for some AWESOME giveaways!
The first of 3 giveaways is a hand painted tile from Warden Graphics. I was recently sent one and I LOVE it. I have a picture of it here. You can check out her work at: http://www.wardengraphics.com/. This will make a great gift for someone special in your life!
Next, is a $50 gift certificate from Bead Creations International! They make amazing custom design necklaces that are perfect to get your children's names, your husband's name, your name or monogram on. Really, whatever you want! I got this one earlier this year with my babies' names on it. It lets me keep their memory close to me and it looks great too. Visit their website to pick out what you'd like: http://www.beadcreationsinternational.com/
I am also giving away a pack of embRACE Activewear headbands and the matching towel! I was recently introduced to embRACE at a party I attended, and I loved the idea. They are all really comfortable headbands that stay in place while you workout and they look great! I own a black sequin one and a fun floral one. I wear them all the time, not only just to Pilates! Check out all of the fabric options and styles here: http://www.embraceactivewear.com
All you need to do to be part of the giveaway is just leave me a comment and tell me what item (or items) you're interested in winning and your favorite thing about them. If you are an anonymous follower or don't have a profile, please leave me your email address in your comment or click here to email me your contact info. I will draw the winners at random on Monday night!!!!
Again, thank you all for being "here" for me, and HAPPY BLOGGER-VERSARY!!