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Monday, October 25, 2010

Two Years~A Blogiversary Give-Away!!!

~I learned not to be lonely by talking to my
horse and the ranch animals.~
~Geraldine Bartley 1901~


The above quote is very fitting for today...I talk daily to my horses, dogs, the cat...even the chickens and the cows because sometimes the only person I'll see for days on end will be My Man (not that that's a bad thing) and it does make the loneliness go away...

...but technology has given us new ways to talk...and travel the world...without leaving our home! The friendships that have been created over the past two years with this blog of mine are awesome to me to say the least!

The blog has come a long way from this very first post two years ago. Blogger has new, fun templates and ways to make the blog look unique...like each of us are!


HappyBlogiversary


As of today, the two year blogiversary, there are 200 public followers (of course there are tons of visits from internet browsers), there have been 61,881 visits (from some date that I don't know, but quite a long time ago), and I've done 366 posts.

What it boils down to is that I've had blast writing the posts, learning better photography to share my pics with everyone, and the best of all is making friends...from everywhere in the world!!

We should celebrate...don't ya think?!?!?!?!


Let'sCelebrate


So, here's what we're going to do. I'm giving a $25 gift certificate for fellow blogger Heart of a Cowgirl, Rustic Cowgirl Jewelry Shop, to one randomly drawn person, to spend on whatever their lil' heart desires.

To enter the drawing:
  1. Leave a comment on this post that you would like to be entered for one entry. 
  2. To get an extra entry become a follower. 
  3. To get another extra entry in, head on over to Heart of a Cowgirl's Etsey Shop and come back here and leave me a comment on this post of what your favorite piece of her lovely jewelry or accessory is.
On Friday, October 29, I will choose and post the winner using Random.org, so make sure you come back and check to see if you're the winner (I'll tell you how to redeem your certificate)!!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
for being the greatest blogging friends ever 
and for helping me celebrate!!
Cheers to the years to come!


39 comments:

Cheyenne said...

Thoroughly enjoyed that!....Two years, fantastic, bet it doesnt seem that long.

Linda said...

I'm in!!! Her stuff is awesome I quite like the Prehnite and Sterling Silver earrings.

Rebecca said...

What great jewelry! I'm in! Thanks for the blog. I always look forward to yours.

Rebecca said...

Okay, just picked my favorite piece!
Pearl, Crystal and Leather HEART OF A COWGIRL Bracelet. Love the colors and the just the look and feel of it. Now, let's hope I win this so I can justify spending the balance to buy it! LOL!

Sydney_bitless said...

Congrats on 2 years! My favorite piece of jewelry from heart of a cowgirl I already own; the cowgirl creed bracelet. Peace love and horses.

Cowgirl in the City said...

Wow... two years and 200 followers, that is pretty impressive! My favorite piece of jewelry over there is: the TURQUOISE Square Berry Concho Cowgirl Cuff!

little apple tally said...

I appreciate the blogs I read. And feel guilty because while I intended to also be a blogger, somehow the writing part has slipped by the wayside. But that doesn't stop me from reading. And enjoying the great photos.
Keep it up, friend!

Em said...

Hey! I love reading your blog, I want to one day be able to work/own a ranch. Thanks for the motivation.
:)
As for a fav. piece of jewelry? The Turquoise Square Berry Conch Bracelet.
Thanks so much!

Rhandir said...

Love your blog and your photographs.
Had a sneaky look at the jewellery, love the Lapis running horse bracelet.

Cowgirl Rae said...

I have had much fun reading your blog.... and even a better time meeting you in person.... Sort of odd to introduce oneself by their blogger name ;)

Oh and I LOVED the Rosewood and Sterling Cross at the etsy store, lovely.

Here is to many more years of blogger friendships.

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Kate said...

Happy anniversary, and many happy returns! Consider me in!

AKPonyGirl said...

Count me in! I love reading about your life. You're doing what I dreamed about.

Mikey said...

Aww, congratulations! And we've been enjoying your posts for that long!!
Totally exciting, and I'm loving this giveaway. I'll be back in a sec to tell you which piece I love best, but best warn you, I've been to her Etsy before, and I like EVERYTHING on there :)

The Wife said...

Congrats on the two years!

Rising Rainbow said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! Two years, how time flies when you're having fun!

Count me in.....

Reddunappy said...

Wow Karin, how does time fly!!!
I am coming up on my 2 year anniversary too! I think you started a month before I did.

I need to figure out how to do a give away too LOL

I love here Etsy stuff! wow! My favorite is the turquose running free earings! Fun stuff

So I guess this means I am entered right! LOL I think I was one of your first followers and I still really enjoy reading about your life and seeing all the beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing!! Its blogs like yours that help keep me going wih mine.

Sarah said...

Your blog is one of my favorites to visit! Thanks for sharing all the fun and making memories for all of us! And I'm definatly in for the drawing.

Sarah said...

and I forgot...my favorite piece (I have to pick just one???) well the Cowgirl Creed turquoise bracelet caught my eye first. But there were several items that were attractive!

Mikey said...

Ok, I went and looked, and that Desert Daisy necklace on page 4 jumped out at me. I love necklaces like that, and turquoise, of course.
Can't wait to see who wins!

5 Starr's Farm said...

Hi Gtyyup, I want to play.

I'm torn between the pewter horseshoe earrings and the "Flaming Harts"
Good Luck everyone !

aurora said...

Happy Bloggerversary! Count me in. Nice blog, I've got lotsa of catching up to do!!

aurora said...

Wow, great jewelry! Who knew? If I can only pick one fav, it would have to be the CHRYSOCOLLA and Silver Earrings - love the colors!!

Shirley said...

Time flies, doesn't it? I checked out your first post, and I'm glad you started blogging, you're on my list of bloggers I plan on meeting. I ckecked out the Etsy site, and I'm impressed! A quick look had me picking out the flaming heart copper earrings, but I'm heading back for another look- and to bookmark the site!

wilsonc said...

Count me in Karen!

I checked out the Etsy site. I loved a lot of things on there. Hard to choose a favorite...but the simple and elegant Pewter and Sterling horseshoe earrings struck my fancy.

Amy said...

congrats on your blog and its success. I am just kind of cruising blog world enjoying my time. I am all about horses and dogs. My son has qualified for his First NFR so I am out and spreading the news. He is a header roping with Kory Koontz. So I am kind of excited as you can tell. Loved your blog...

Crystal said...

Happy Blogiversay!
I didnt realize I wasnt a follower till today, so now you have 201 :)
I love all her stuff, and she made some bracelet on her blog a while back that was really nice but I dont remember what it was and I cant seem to find it, but I really like all her horse bracelts.

Aussie Oklahoma said...

Happy Bloggerversary!! The time sure flies, doesn't it? I just made my two year mark in July; has it really been that long?

Bit of a lurker here, but glad I decided see what you're up to! As for the jewelery, I can't pick just one favorite, I love all of them! Her wonderful use of turquoise may have something to do with that... If I have to pick just one, I guess it would be the Copper Star wrist cuff.

Janice said...

Hey congrats on your two years. I'm not sure how long I have been following but it just seems like yesterday. Your pics and stories about your life are awesome. I went and checked out Heart of A Cowgirl she has nice jewelry ....a fav....well I liked a lot of stuff but if Ihave to pick one I think I will go with the Pewter/Sterling Horseshoe Earrings.

DarcC said...

Cool beans! Love this blog, here's to many many more posts!

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

It's great to get a peak into your life ~ thanks for sharing. Good luck to everyone on the drawing! :)

lisa said...

That is pretty awesome, I think I need to do the same soon ;)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

So happy for you! I'm glad to have gotten to know you and your human and animal family via your blog. Happy Blogiversary to you!

~Lisa

Rhonda said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I really enjoy your blog, and it's one of my favorites. It's been nice to "get to know you," and it's interesting to see the various things you've got going on. Best wishes for more fun blogging!

GreyDrakkon said...

I was one of those readers that came in via outside links. You managed to convince me to become a follower though! I didn't realize that it hooked up to facebook, that's pretty spiffy. :)

My favorite piece at the etsy shop has to be the turquoise Square Berry Concho Cowgirl Cuff. I love how it says "horse" without it being blatant to those who aren't "horsey".

CTG Ponies said...

Congrats on your Blogversary!!! Count me in for the giveaway.

KatyM said...

Do we have to pick just ONE favorite?? That's not easy!

I love your jewelery, and your blog :)

If I HAVE to pick just one... The Burro cuff just feels like the one for me. I love it!

Susan said...

Congratulations to two years of a really cool blog. You're really doing a good job.

Jeni said...

So getting immersed in work for one day will teach me! I completely missed this post! Consider me in !

Going to check out the etsy shop now!! Christmas is coming you know!

Jeni said...

Oh boy.. new favorite etsy shop! Love LOVE the running horse bracelet... and the Old West Cross necklace....

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