Ten years ago

The giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to Kimber!  🙂

Ten years ago yesterday, my little sister started a blog.  I could read her blog.  But I couldn’t comment, unless I signed up.  So I did.

Ten years ago today, I started my own blog.

We were living in Georgia.  I had just had Little Bit.  My momma was sick, and I couldn’t travel back and forth across the country as much as I wanted to see her, and to let her get to know her youngest grandchild.  So I started a blog to try to share our life with family in Louisiana, Arkansas, and with Dale while he was deployed.

Those early posts are a bit rough.  I mean, really, a post about a Michael Jackson conspiracy theory?

So this post is going to try to be a compilation of the best posts of each year.

2005 – Michael Jackson conspiracy theory – This is all in fun.  I find it interesting that it is still one of my most viewed posts.

2006 – Adjustment – This was when we decided to all move to Kansas City.

2007 – VIP Quilt – Part of the story of how God moves in mysterious ways to help both giver and receiver.

2008 – Barnacles – an analogy for a friend

2009 – The Potter – The story and the source of my banner.

2010 – Proving a Negative – Okay, so this was really a dry period for me.  This is really the only post I feel like sharing from all of 2010, and I’ve read through them all twice.

2011 – Things to consider when getting a dog

2012 – How I fell in love… with my bike

2013 – Date Night Idea Book – This post has made its way around Pinterest.

2014 – Why this story? – This post has the highest number of views of any of my writing.  I guess everyone loves intrigue.

But this story is more important to tell.  Falling in love with the world next door.

2015 – Depression – I feel like I’ve hit my stride.  I feel like I’ve written a lot of good pieces this year.  But this one is probably one of the most important.

Well, that’s my top ten list.  I hope you enjoy it.  It’s taken me all day to read through all of my posts.

Now for the fun part.  A giveaway.


In this wonderful package of goodies, you will receive 10 of my favorite things.

  1. An adult coloring book and colored pencils
  2. Stickers.  Thanksgiving stickers.  Thanksgiving stickers with googly eyes.
  3. Salted caramel chocolate.
  4. Peppermint sticks.
  5. A blue turtle bracelet. — favorite color, favorite animal.
  6. Gold Bond lotion. — simply the best.
  7. Burt’s Bees extra conditioning lip balm
  8. Shopkins — no, we’re not obsessed with these at all.  (Insert sarcasm.)
  9. A Pixl by Petra eyeliner — Seriously, the best eyeliner ever.
  10. And last but not least, a $10 gift card to Starbuck’s.

This giveaway will run for approximately … drumroll please … 10 days.  Which will be right before Thanksgiving.  I will either mail it that week, or after we return from Nashville the next week.

a Rafflecopter giveaway — You have to click on this link to enter the giveaway.  Sorry, but I couldn’t figure out how to get it embedded in the post for free.
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It has been a roller coaster ride of ten years.  There have been highs and lows, but through it all, God has been there.  Thank you for being there and reading my words over and over, even if I don’t make any sense.

And good luck on the giveaway.  😀


P.S.  If you can’t figure out Rafflecopter (cause I was having trouble with it), then feel free to just leave a comment on this post, and I’ll figure something out.


10 thoughts on “Ten years ago

  1. I guess I better comment before I say I commented on the giveaway 🙂 From one long time blogger who made some pretty crazy posts in earlier days to another CONGRATULATIONS friend!!!!

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  2. so fun! I think of you often. I especially loved all the pics at the Ren Fest. Every time I see your picture on FB, I am reminded of both your mom and dad.

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