Tuesday, June 22

Celebrating Two years of Blogging and 500 Posts!

This is just a simple celebration of the simple joy that blogging has brought to my life this past two years. During that time, I've met so many new friends, learned so many new crafty and quilting techniques, and entered and hosted many a giveaway!! And to celebrate my two year anniversary (a bit late as it was May 26th) and 500 posts plus a dedicated group of followers, I looked for a little something that would describe the joy that blogging has given me........and so.....here it is...........
When I saw this journal with this quote by Adele Basheer .......

Joy........
to find the joy in each day is
to add light to the world.
I knew it was going to be part of my Two Year Blogiversary Giveaway because I find joy in every day! There are some days when it's a challenge to find the joy, but it's there even if it's just a tiny bright spot in what some might call a "bad day". Sometimes, I am fortunate and the joy I find in some days is the joy that I accidently bring to someone else (and vice versa). And yes, it adds light to the day, to the world. :-)
I needed the "light" aspect of the quote and when I stopped to buy some votive candles for my table, I thought........aha, buy candles to add some "light" to the giveaway! And how I love Yankee candles! They smell so delicious and so I picked seven to go with the journal........Tutti Fruiti, Fruit Salad, Honeydew melon and Lavendar Lemon. They sound good enough to eat! And then I found three that just said "Summer vacation!"........... Lakeside Birch ™, Willow Breeze ™, and Beach Vacation ™. There's one for each day of the week!
All you have to do for a chance to win the journal and the votive candles is leave me a comment on this post and this post only. The giveaway is open to bloggers and non-bloggers anywhere in the world. If you are a follower of my blog or a regular who comments, you will get two extra chances in the drawing if you leave a comment here. And one, more important thing.....make sure you leave your e-mail address or a link to your blog so that I can contact you if you are the winner. My "Random Number Man" will draw the winning name on Wednesday, June 30th at 8:00 p.m. And, when the winner receives the package......... they just might find a little something else tucked in among those candles for I do love surprises! :-)
Thanks to all of you who read my blog and have encouraged me with your comments. Words can hardly express how much I appreciate it!
Sandi

51 comments:

julietk said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary :-) lovely quote.

Kaye said...

Sandi, Congratulations! You were one of my first blog friends and I am grateful to you. You have brought sunshine and encouragement to me, shared your knowlege and your life, and are oh sooo generous. I am Blessed to have You as a Dear Friend. Hugs!!! Kaye

Debbie said...

Congratulations, Sandi, on these milestones! I found you about a year and a half ago and am sure glad I did.

Jeannette said...

Congratulation on such a milestone, which sounds so hesavy. Toy blog gives brightness and light every time you make a posting. Great quote

Janelle said...

Hi Sandi
Good on you for all those posts and a great milestone! I have been following your blog (via my blog list on my side bar) for quite some time now and have been fortunate to win one or two of your giveaways over the past year! Thanks to you!

barb's creations said...

Congratulations on reaching your blog milestone :) Barb.

Sharon said...

Sandi let me Thank you. Since I have followed your blog and joined your challenges it has helped me to grow leaps and bounds. So congratulations and thanks for such a wonderful give-a-way. proudspirit57@epbfi.com

annemarie said...

Congrats Sandi - your blog is wonderful and helps keep me in touch with my home state of Minnesota!! So often one of your comments will bring back such wonderful memories. Yes I do miss Minnesota!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations Sandi! What a very sweet giveaway. I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for including me :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

And I am a follower :-D

Becky said...

Congratulations! 500 posts in two years. I am impressed! I've just discovered your blog. Don't know how I missed it. Looking forward to reading your posts and getting to know you.

I love the work JOY. It brings peace, happiness, contentment and so much more. Thanks for this wonderful give-away! Keeping my fingers crossed :)

Becky said...

I am now a follower:)

Pat said...

It is little wonder your blog has reached 500 posts now, because you work very hard at writing very interesting things here and posting wonderful photos. What a nice prize package....and well thought-out, too (which is so typical of you!) I am happy to call you friend...even though we have never met, we have had an uncanny bond from the first blogging exchanges and emails!

joanne lendaro said...

Congrats on the two years!! It has been my pleasure reading your blog! Thanks for sharing your world and your knowledge with us!

Kathie said...

wow has it been 2 years already!
congrats!
I have been a subscriber thru bloglines for a long time and well comment sometimes!
keep blogging I always love reading your posts
Kathie

Crispy said...

What a wonderful giveaway Sandi!! I can almost smell the candles :0)

Crispy

PS - You know that I'll be here for the next 500 posts LOL

Diane H said...

Congratulations, Sandi! It is always a pleasure to visit with you and an honour to consider you a blog friend. Your kindness is appreciated and the 'work' you put into your blog is an inspiration to all of us. Keep the posts coming, I'll be here waiting for them!

Darlene said...

Congratulations on your 2 year blogger anniversary! The quote is a fantastic reminder! Your blog and your Angel BOM bring me joy. Thank you!

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your 2 year blog anniversary! I am a follower and I especially like your monday washline posts! It's a very creative way to showcase your quilt collection.

Winona said...

Sandi, congratulations on 2 years of blogging and 500 posts. I don't comment a lot, but I am a follower and read your blog regularly. Great giveaway. Have a good day. Winona

Laura said...

Congratulations Sandi on two years and 500 posts! Wow, can't believe it has been that long. "Time flies when you are having FUN". Talk to you soon. Your Friend, Laura

Karen said...

congratulations on your blog anniversary! Great giveaway!

grandmatomato said...

Sandi
Your blog and Friday night specials are a good thing as Martha would say.
Enjoy your posts and the groups following you.

Sandra, Sandy but I never was a
Sandi.

grandmatomato@yahoo.com

House of Mouse said...

Congrats Sandi on you 500 posts. I have always loved the blog and both of your groups. Hope you are doing well.

My best,


Anett

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Congratulations Sandy! I must have started blogging around the same time you did, and we must have found each other right away! It's been a fun two years and so many wonderful new friends to show for it!

Love that quote and all those yummy candles!

MGM

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations, Sandi. That is quite an accomplishment.

rockgranny said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary; your blog brings joy in
my days.Thanks!
Simona

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm so behind on all my friends. Forgive me Sandi. But I am happy for your blog birthday and 500 posts!!! What a great accomplishment. And helps to so many.

SheilaC said...

Happy blogiversary!!

And thanks for the wonderful quote and give away :)

Wishing you many more years of blogging joy!

SheilaC

~Rebekah Bjur~ said...

Congrats on your blogiversary!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway! All the stuff you're giving away is SO neat! I LOVE Yankee Candles, but sadly, since I live in Chile, I can't get them very often :( Hope I win! hehe

Oh, and I am also your follower :)
My blog address is:
http://rebekah-bjur.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Stormy Days said...

Congratulations Sandi, I love your blog.

meeyeehere said...

Congrats!!!!!! Happy Anniversary!!!!! May you post 500 more and then some!

sue said...

congratulations on your 500th posting. I started reading your blog a little over a month ago, added it to my favorites and check it almost every day. Thanks for writing so often.

Janice said...

Congrats on your 2 year blogaversary. I've been reading your blog for a long time and love to visit everyday.

Jacquelynne said...

Has it really been only 2 years? It seems like longer, because you're such a pro at it!
Here's to many more years of your wonderful blog....

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on your anniversary of blogging Sandi! Hope it brings you joy for many more years!

Pat said...

Sandi, I always enjoy your blog, and seeing the creative things you do, and the wonderful things you talk about.The seven candles remind me of a scripture in the Bible. At the end of your blog, I always read- A Legacy of Stitches, and The More You Give. Everytime I visit your blog. They are so beautiful. Your blog always feels so warm and inviting to me.
Congradulations on doing "500" posts, Sandi.
I'am a follower and have been for quite awhile. Good luck to everyone, and thanks Sandi, for a most wonderful blog to visit and read.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I appreciate all your nice comments you have left me two...what a nice giveaway. Trish

julieQ said...

Congratulations, Sandi! That is a lot of posts...thank you for your generosity.

Beth said...

Congrats on your blogging milestones. I am a follower and I loo forwrd to every post, but I really enjoy Monday on the washline. Thanks for sharing.
friendrn54@yahoo.com

CieAngel said...

Congrates Sandi on your Anniversary!
Huggs,
Cleary

benbel said...

congratulations are in order! 500 posts!

Judy C said...

Congratulations on 500 post and 2 years...time does fly when you are doing what you like.
Your posts are always so inspiring and nostalgic.

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Doina said...

I am a follower.

洪筱婷 said...

very popular to u!......................................................................

Kate said...

Congratulations, Sandi! You are an inspiration. Kate

Kate said...

Congratulations, Sandi! You are an inspiration. Kate

Kathy ~~~ said...

Congratulations on two years blogging. Has it been that long? Time sure flys. Love your blog and the Light you add to the world. YOu are such fun and bring a smile to my face everytime I read your posts.
kathy
I'm a follower but can't figure out how to put the "Angel Connection" thingy on my blog:-( I tried and tried and tried. lol

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Sandi-
You have a wonderful blog . . . so heartfelt, warm and cozy . . . like coming home. Congrats on the milestone!

esquiltingpassion said...

Congratulation on your blog anniversary. I always enjoy coming to your blog to see what's up.
Elaine

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