Today I have been blogging for one year!!! To celebrate I'm giving away the following...
Beautiful hand made tags...
No two are alike...
This HUGE Collage pack filled with scrapbook papers, brads. buttons, ribbons, ephemera, a mini album, hand made notebook and so much more!!
To enter my give away do the following...
1. leave a comment for 1 entry
2. Like me on FB for 1 entry
3. become a follower for 1 entry
Winners will be drawn one week from today!!
Today is the last day of the SITS Back2Blogging Event!!
It's been tons of fun, given me a greater appreciation for my Blog and I've met some really amazing women bloggers I never knew about!!
Today, our assignment is to answer the question: “Why Do You Blog?”
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it. ~Jules Renard, "Diary," February 1895
I blog for several reasons.
I love to write, to journal, to keep track of my days.
I love meeting other like-minded women who try their best to balance it all...wife, mom, teacher, artist and friend.
But the main reason I Blog...
the reason that keeps me striving to be authentic and creative and inspiring...is you.
For 5 years I wrote a weekly column in the newspaper called "View from the Front Porch".
I wrote about life, about hopes and dreams and goals. I was funny, sometimes sad, I was always real.
When I write a story or a blog post or a column I share little bits with you. Sometimes I'm loud and outgoing other times I'm quiet and whispering.
What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers. ~Logan Pearsall Smith, "All Trivia," Afterthoughts, 1931
I write because I have something to say.
There is no greater joy than to inspire another person to become.
My mission here is to get you to see.
See your days, your hours, your minutes as a chance for you to become something you only dream about.
I am a Mom
I am a Wife
I am a Seminary Teacher
I am a Friend
I am a Creative Soul
I am someone who sees each day as a gift and intends on living every moment I'm given.
I am a writer
I am a blogger.
When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can. ~Samuel Lover, Handy Andy, 1842