Monday, December 8, 2008

one year anniversary giveaway

yup, it was one year ago this coming friday that i finally decided to start a blog. so here you go you freeloaders. didn't get to win last time i gave this little cute bag away? didn't know my blog then? well here's your chance. go ahead use me to get free stuff, it's okay i won't think any less of you (no really, i won't. i'd just think you were being thrifty and you know how i feel about a cheap find and how much cheaper than free can you get?) so leave me a comment and i'll pick a winner friday morning at 10 a.m. mountain standard time. and hello to all you first timers coming to visit from this that and the other (thanks jodi for the shout out!)

80 comments:

Rachel said...

Happy Blogiversary!
Love the bag it's so very cute!

Marci said...

well i'm always in for free...especially when it's a v original! i'm so happy that you blog because i just love ya!

Gretchen said...

Oooh, two things I love combined! Purses and free, how much better can it get?!
Happy Anniversary, I'm a longtime lurker, first time poster.
Thanks for the giveaway! Crossing my fingers!

The Kings said...

That's so cool that you do giveaways! I've already got an original Vanessa piece! Almost done with Twilight...I'll email you soon...I've got a lot to talk about!
~Amanda

K said...

I can never have enough little bags!

rachel griffith said...

yayyy for one year!!!
vanessa i totally LOVE your blog.
{i think you know what! haha.}

and thanks for throwing a giveaway...for all of us thrifty peeps.
:D

Natalija said...

Congrats on your 1 year blog anniversary Vanessa :)
Thanks for your giveaway ;)

Amber said...

Oh, how cute this little bag is! I've actually been a lurker on your blog for about a month now. Love all your inspiration!

Rambling Girl said...

Congrats on the aniversary! Cool giveaway! Add me please! You know how much I love your blog...gosh I can't open my hands wide enough...lol

Heather said...

Congrats on your 1 year! I love your blog (your token idea has been a life saver around here)!

You make the cutest purses, and I'm a sucker for just about anything with yo-yo's!

Karen said...

Hi Vanessa,
I just left a comment on Jodi's blog saying how funny it is that the two of you met and that you're both my only blog friends!! Glad you got the package and hope you can use some of it. Happy 1 Year Anniversary!!
Talk to you soon,
Karen (RI no blog)

Nedra said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! Count me in! I am a fellow Utahn, and have been following your blog. (you can find me at http://cactus-needle.blogspot.com/)
You do a fantastic job in your photography, your creations, and the open way you express your ideas. My heart is with you as your husband is away this Christmas season. I want to thank both of you for the sacrifices you are making to help keep our nation safe.

MichelleB said...

Your bag is so cute. I'm looking forward to looking around your blog.

Anonymous said...

free is good! and cherries are hands down my favorite print!
rhonda

Sherri said...

Congratulations...your blog is very inspirational! And that bag is sooo cute!

Brandi Sue & Amy Jo said...

I just started reading your blog, I love it! I have sewing machine collecting dust in my closet and after the holidays I want to get it out and start working with it again. Thanks for all your inspiration. I hope I win!!

Thanks-Brandi from Indiana

mom2three said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I found you from Jodi's blog, and I'm so happy I did. What lovely photos! True eye candy! Please count me in for the giveaway- it's such a cute bag.
Thanks!
Christine

Cannon Clan said...

v your so great, i just finished my first furniture rehab thanks for the inspiration, and thanks for keeping your eyes out for the chair for me, your the best.

julia said...

Hi!
Just discovered your blog via Jodi @ STTATO...and I'm glad I did...so, off I am to read more ;o)
Oh, before I forget: the bag is adorable! I'd love to win ;o)
Cheers, Julia

Sue Cahill said...

congrats on one year!!
So glad I've found you and what a lovely bag as a prize, who wouldn't want to win.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Amy said...

I can't remember when, or how I found your blog, but I have been really enjoying it for quite a while. I think the first post I read was about your token system. THANKS! that works awesome for my son!!
Anyway, Congratulations on your one year blogiversary!! I hope there are many more years of blogging fun for me to visit.
Amy

Lisa said...

Hi V.
my first time here... and I've really enjoyed it. I'll probably be coming back to do some more browsing around here.
love the bandana skirt. I'm thinking my girls have some in their dress-up box.. i may have to sneak a couple to try this skirt out.
would love to be entered into the giveaway... cute bag!
have a great day.

summersandco said...

I love your blog, and I LOVE free stuff! Your crafts are so inspiring!

Sinta said...

Happy Blgging anniversary! I just found your blog via This That & the other. I especially wanted to see your pinwheel tutorial. I love pinwheel quilts! I couldn't help but start reading your enteries for the last couple of months. I'm adding you to my "favorites". The little purse is sweet/especially the embellishement. Who wouldn't want to win that:)

girlsmama said...

So being that I knew you many years before your blog, before GI Joe Husband even thought of being a GI Joe, before your kids, can I count you as knowing someone famous? Because I think it's pretty darn cool that you're famous now. :) Love you! Happy blog-iversary!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! blessings, marlene

Luke and Katie said...

I've always loved this bag! Happy blogging anniversary..I started reading it months ago and I'm so glad that I did. Your whole family is amazing!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

From someone in the middle of no where to another, hello and love your bag creation.

Sal Gal said...

Wow V! Look at how popular you are! You deserve it! Love ya!

Sally

Cook Family said...

Okay, you seriously have major friends if you can post on a Monday morning and by the time I read it (10:50 am Monday morning) 29 people have already posted a comment.

I don't think 29 people TOTAL look at my blog and certainly on a given day.

So, I am without friends and therefore I need to win.

~Monica

Team Clark said...

Whoa - I can't believe you have so many people reading your blog, Vaness - you're like a celebrity or something!

We are the Zitzmans said...

I totally am in the same boat with Monica...you are so popular!

How are you ever going to choose the lucky person??? Hey 1/30 odds aren't too bad...oh wait, that number is totally going up...because again, you are so popular, plus giving away totally cute purse.

HAPPY blogging anniversary!

love, Larissa

Junk Sophisticate said...

Happy Anniversary! If you know my blog...you know I appreciate the freebies! Cute AND handmade freebies are the best!

Candy

Gayle said...

One year? Good for you! One of these days I'll actually jump on the wagon and start my own blog.....

Danna said...

congrats on a year! hopefully i'm lucky this time around for the freebie! this is the cute bag i wanted that reminded me of utah summers. love your blog--such an inspiration to me!

Mamie said...

I have enjoyed you blog for months now. Happy Anniversary with a cherry on top!

Christy said...

Love it!

wtp_72 at hotmail dot com

andrea said...

i am so glad my "getting rid of goats search" led me to your blog, as your blog continues to inspire me. the first inspiration was to get rid of my goats, and funny story, the family that took them pointed out that Penny, my "Nanny" goat was really a neutered "Billy" goat - opps - sorry guys - they were free!?!
i love the bag!

Mary Ann in Vermont said...

Love the bag sooooo much...cherry fabric is my all-time favorite. Remember me, I'm the person from Vermont that kept asking you about the girl's skirt tutorial a little while back. I check in with you often. I love your white fireplace, it's so crisp and clean looking. Congratulations on the anniversary. Now, I'm so sure that your next countdown will be counting the days until your husband comes home!
Merry Christmas and all Wonderful things in 2009!
Mary Ann

kristine hanson said...

I can't remember how I found your blog but I really enjoy it and your ideas....

The Oylers said...

I really do love your blog and I think you are one of the funniest and most talented people I "know". I love blog world...i have so many friends here and they don't even know it.

Erin said...

Just hopped over from 'this that and the other' and I'm so happy to be here! I'm already loving your blog. :) Thanks for the fun giveaway!

another amy said...

A girl always needs another bag. Especially when it's so cute! Congrats on one year, V. It's been fun to reconnect with you!

The Studes said...

You have really cute little bags. I'm Keara's sister and I totally have to say that I blog stalk you!... lol

keep it up I love your fun little ideas.

Rebecca B. said...

Happy Blogversary! I love your blog and your sense of humor. You keep me in sitches!

rbalderas@nc.rr.com

haley said...

you are getting way to popular for me!!!! but i still luv ya! pick me this time, ok??? oh, and we so need to plan a weekend of crafting, thrifting and caffeening!!! i'm game when ever you are!!!

Sandy said...

I have so enjoyed reading your blog the past few months -- love your awesome, crafty ideas and inspiring attitude - yay for Vanessa!

(I'm only trying to butter you up for the prize a little bit...I really mean it...but I like free, too, haha!)

Mindy said...

I love reading your blog.. What a cute bag, my fingers are crossed. Happy Holidays!

Angela Yosten said...

Happy 1 year! You have a great blog... keep it up! Love reading all your posts!

Robin said...

Sign me up. Everything you have and do is supper cute.

Jenny said...

I have been a silent blog-stalker since Larissa sent me here to check your site out. Can I say I've broken a commandment by totally and completely coveting your site! If I had the amount of talent that you had in just your flippin' pinkie finger, I'd be a happy gal! Congrats on 1 year...woohoo!

Jen said...

I love reading your blog! You've inspired me to make a quilt for my daughter.

linda said...

Everday I have to get my Vanessa blog and chocolate fix (have you tried kisses mint truffels yet? You'll love them!) Love the bag and cherry print, reminds me of when my girls were little. Congrats on such a successful blog and here's to many more years!

Sheri said...

A wonderful bag and a wonderful blog. You are inspiring me to get going on my blog.

Brandy said...

Congrats on blogging for an entire year! Love the bag! My daughter would just go crazy to have one!

requilt said...

I just found you through "this that and the other" so this being my first visit and what with you giving away such a cute bag I just have to leave a comment and tell you how much I enjoyed my stay.
Rita E in AZ
requilt (at) yahoo (dot) com

At Home In Georgia said...

And here is to another fun year!

I love the bag so sign me up!

Anya said...

Congratulatins and thanks for the chance to win!

Camille said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love the bag, love the cherries. Too cute!

youreprettytoo said...

Hi- I am a friend of Jen P.'s and I found her blog through hers. I love all your great ideas. A friend and I are making your tea towel aprons for friends this Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration!
Kari

Messy Jessy MN said...

If my hand could raise itself any higher to be picked you could see it from the middle of nowhere.

Pick Me! Pick Me!

Nash said...

You have too many readers now.
I feel like a nobody?. =)
I would love to win.

Angel said...

Happy anniversary! That is adorable!

The little things said...

ahhh- 1 year! Thanks for throwing some sort of *party* to celebrate! I love the bag and think it would be super cute for my little baby girlie- a diaper bag? cute!

Somer said...

Love the bag. Congratulations on one year.

belladella said...

Congrats on one year. I found you via Mabel's House and love your blog and your family. I am ex Army wife and appreciate your struggles and love your style. Congrats again! I'll be back for sure.

Hugs,
Kim
BellaDella

Nicole said...

Your bag is darling!!! I'd love to win it, then me and my sister could have matching bags! I love your blog, it's one of my favorites!

bombaygirl said...

Very cute...found you through the kidcraft weekly newsletter.

momof3girls said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your blog! You've helped me so much by sharing your talents.
Blessings,
Tammy

Niki :-) said...

Oh lovely bag! Pick me, pick me! lol. j/k. Hugs from Arizona.
niki

Amber said...

Stinkin cute bag!!!! Would love it! Happy one year anniversary!

sewing_passion said...

Happy Anniversary! Love that bag!

miche said...

Hey congrats on 1 year. I just starting reading your blog and I think it's great! And I just started my own blog and can only HOPE that it's as cool as yours in 1 year. Thanks!

Suzie Button said...

Very, very adorable! Thanks for such a cute giveaway! Suzie Button
purrpage3@verizon.net

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Okay, I'm going to try to not feel too guilty since I actually ordered a pattern from you last month. : )
LOVE the giveaway!

Thimbleanna said...

Jodi sent me -- I love your blog!

~Our Family~ said...

pick me pick me.. Thank you I'm glad that I found your blog..

b davis said...

Happy Anniversary!

I love checking your blog & seeing all the cute things you are doing.

Giveaways are so much fun, I can't wait to see who wins. Maybe today is my lucky day!

Suz said...

Am I in? or did I miss it? Don't know what time it is MST and don't have time to check... lol

Cute, Cute, Cute!

Suz said...

lol... oops... I just happened upon this page and thought it was current. Didn't even look at the date! Silly me!

This is the first time I've come across your blog... lots of nice ideas :)

Guess I didn't win :) lol

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