Welcome to the Blogoversary Party!!!

Clipart Illustration of a Bunch Of Floating Party Balloons WithI am so glad you were able to come!  Grab a party hat and join in the festivities!  This party after all is to celebrate you – the ones who come and read my rambling on about books, book events, authors and such.  Thank you!  I have so much fun just hanging out with you!

Starting now you are welcome to join in the 24 hour Giveaway!  I  have 4 giveaway sets that by leaving a comment on this blog you will be eligible for.  US and Canada only please and no PO numbers.  Please be  sure that I have a way to contact you if you are a winner!  I will announce winners on Thursday and send your package out yet this week.

So ready to see what you can win?  I am so glad you asked!

Package #1Package #1 (Grand Prize) Consists of:  In honor of  this movie release; My Sisters Keeper by Jodi PicoultDandelions in a Jelly Jar by Traci Depree, and The Necklace (read through once) by Cheryl Jarvis.  Also included is chocolates from the Chocolate Ox In Nisswa Mn, and a cool magnetic book mark from Rainy Day Books, also in Nisswa.  Colored post its to make notes in your books without making notes in your books, coffee from my time in Honduras this past February, and a copy of our recent church cook book.

package #2Package #2 consists of: In honor of  this movie release; My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult, in honor of the Jane Austen Challenge going on right now; a copy of Emma by Jane Austen, chocolates from the Chocolate Ox in Nisswa Mn, the super cool magnetic book mark from Rainy Day Books in Nisswa, Crumb Cake Gourmet Coffee from Bookworld in Baxter, Mn, and the colored post its to make notes in your books without making notes in your books.  🙂  (*Note:  Emma is from The Rainy Day Book Store)

package #3Package #3 consists of: In honor of  this movie release; My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult, The Bronte Project by Jennifer Vandever, chocolates from The Chocolate Ox in Nisswa MN, fun seasonal book plates from Rainy Day Books also in Nisswa, yummy Heavenly Carmel Gourmet Coffee from Bookworld in Baxter Minnesota, and the color post its to make notes in your books without making notes in your books.  (*Note that the book The Bronte Project is also from Bookworld in Baxter Minnesota).

Package #4Package #4:  A fun read, Doing Good by Pamela Morsi, and (not pictured) a copy of our recent church cook book (see a pic of it in package #1), the always amazing chocolates from The Chocolate Ox in Nisswa Minnesota, Almond Toffee Gourmet Coffee from Bookworld in Baxter Mn, and (say it with me now….) the colorful post its for marking in your books without marking in your books!

You may notice by the Blogoversary widget that I am no where near my Blogoversary date…. but this is not my original blog… see here for the story and a link to my very first post! Click here

Have fun everyone!

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Clipart Illustration of a Bunch Of Floating Party Balloons WithSpecial thanks to the great Chocolate Ox in Nisswa as well as the super friendly staff at Rainy Day Books.  Thank you also to the great assistance of the ladies working at Bookworld this past Tuesday afternoon as we chatted about local authors and book reviewing.

82 thoughts on “Welcome to the Blogoversary Party!!!

  1. This is just awesome and it looks like I’m the first one here!!! Congrats on your blogversary!!! Have a great day!! The giveaways look great!


  2. Wow, the books and the treats look delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a giveaway this big. I’ll have giveaways when my blog anniversary comes too. Sounds like fun. =)

    Thank you so much for thinking of others and for being so friendly. I also appreciate that you’ve visited my blog and have commented. Yum, guest coffee sounds nice.

    Happy anniversary and happy reading! =)

    lindanmc (at) gmail.com

  3. Yay! You made it! You have a wonderful site and I enjoy reading your reviews. I have appreciated your comments on my blog since I am new. Wonderful and generous gifts! Hope I win one! BTW, we have a Rainy Day Books in KC too. Great place and I have seen a couple of great authors there..including Nicholas Sparks!

  4. What a great party! Happy Blogaversary! I hope you do something fun for yourself today to celebrate. The book blogging community wouldn’t be the same without you.

  5. i said that i would be here and, kiddo, i am a woman of my word! i do like the balloons….but i think need something…(my original thought was punch…pow… but that is just too corny for words.) i tried adding music but that didn’t work either…i am obviously not a techy. so, looks like all i can do is echo “HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!”

  6. shhhh, don’t tell anyone, i have to curl up in the corner for a while. my eyes keep slamming shut. wake me up when you come in!

  7. Julie

    Congrats on the celebration! You have put together some delightful looking prizes and I know I always love a good church cookbook! Way to go! The Chocolate Ox in NIsswa definitely looks like a place to check out!

    JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks and have a fun day!

  8. Tina Beyer-Hood

    Happy Blogaversary! I enjoy reading your reviews of books and movies! Please enter me to win one of these fabulous giveaways! Have a fabulous day!


  9. Rebecca Cox

    Happy Blogaversary! The prize packages are wonderful, but aren’t you supposed to get the presents on your blogaversary? I especially love the chocolates!!! What would I do without chocolate.
    rebecca dot cox @charter dot net

  10. Happy Blogoversary,
    Happy Blogoversary,
    Happy Blooversary,
    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaapy Blogoversary!

    Glad I met you through blogging! Funny how we “see” each other more here than we do in person!

  11. Happy Blogiversary! May you have many more! I’ve only just discovered your blog, but I like it. Thanks for the awesome giveaways.

    diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

  12. Lisa

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog & following you on Twitter. This is a great giveaway for your readers and congratulations on your blogging. Fantastic books and goodies…thanks for hosting.

  13. Happy blogoversary!!! I’ve enjoyed reading the blog so far even though I just came a couple of days ago!

    abbyang0 (that’s a zero btw) [at] gmail.com

  14. Hey!! Happy Blogoversary and congrats! How fun is this??
    What an awesome giveaway and i would love to be entered!
    Hope you have a wonderful and fun day :0)

  15. Congrats on the big day! What a generous bunch of prizes you have. I’d love to be entered, and am glad you picked today to come by my blog to visit, so I could come back to you.

    raidergirl3 at gmail dot com is where you can get a hold of me.

  16. Pam R.

    Happy Blogoversary! All the baskets look wonderful! I just saw the movie “My Sister’s Keeper” the other day, but I haven’t yet read the book! I was told they were a lot different though so I’d really like to.

    Best of luck and Congrats!

  17. Happy anniversary! I started blogging almost a year ago. I can’t wait for mine BLOGOVERSARY, too. I think your prized are the grooviest. No need to enter me because I just read and reviewed My Sister’s Keeper. But, I did want to send you my wishes of congratulations for a job well done!


  18. Amy

    Happy Blogoversary! I’m new to these parts and I just love your blog! It makes me want to be a part of this blogging world and it makes me happy so thank you! I don’t have my own blog yet but will be starting one very soon!

    Your giveaways are fantastic, thank you for them!

    Have a wonderful year & best wishes for many, many wonderful posts, reads & reviews!


  19. What a fun way to include us in your blogoversary celebration! I’ll get my hammock set up or plan a road trip so that I can read to Dick in the car. Even if my name is not drawn for your fantasic prize packages, you inspire me to cease my other busyness and dig out a book… or hop onto my bike. Heck, you just inspire me!

  20. Congratulations and Happy Blogoversary to you!! What nice packages you have, I love that chocolate is included!! 🙂

    Please enter me!

    thetometraveller (at) yahoo [dot] com

  21. Kerri

    You are doing a great job with the blog. I enjoyed reading The Necklace and I can’t wait to suggest it to the book club to read. I hope I win one of these giveaways!

  22. Sharon Walling

    I just love your blog and reviews. Congrats on you Blogoversary. WOW!! Nice giveaways also. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on Sisters Keeper. I’ve got everything crossed.
    Best of luck and many more.


  23. Rosanne

    Happy Blogoversay!
    I enjoy reading this blog. I too love to read!
    Keep up the excellent work.

  24. Debbie

    Happy Blogoversary! I love parties! Thanks for entertaining me on a daily basis!

    keep it up!

  25. Karen L

    How fun! Leave it to you to do this, you party girl. Always right in the thick of things. Good job & keep on blogging away – we all love it.


    Wow! You have so many comments already. And, of course, some great giveaways. I love how they include chocolate! 🙂

    I’m a fan of your blog and look forward to reading many more of your posts in the future!

  27. Wow! Books, chocolate and more~what could be better?

    This is the best blogoversary I’ve ever seen! And not one, but FOUR chances to win ! Amazing!!

    I hope your Blogoversary is as wonderful for you as you’ve made it for us!!

  28. Happy Blogoversery! I totally spaced on mine in May. I thougtht it was on Wednesday but I later realized it had already come and gone. Oops! Well I did start the blog on a Wednesday so I guess that got stuck in my head for some reason although the date isn’t always going to fall on the same day.

  29. Happy Blogoversary! Your blog is wonderful, and this giveaway is such a cute idea!

    thecourtiersbook [at] gmail [dot] com

  30. Congrats! It is amazing that you are able to pull all this together, blog, and have a life…I am very impressed.

    Hope you have many more Blogoversaries!

  31. Lori Pilla

    Hey Sheila – Just wanted to stop by to wish you a wonderful Blogoversary ! Have a joyful day !

  32. Happy Blogoversary to you. All of a sudden I am craving chocolate and cofee. Those are some really great prizes you are giving away.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments on my blog. I appreciate them. Looking forward to getting to know you.


  33. Congrats on your anniversary! What a great giveaway . . .I got excited reading about all of the books and suddenly had a chocolate craving! Thanks for the comment on The Old Curosity Shop!

    Please include me in this giveaway . . . I REALLY hope my lucky streak (I’m never lucky until this past week or two) continues!
    laarlt78 at hotmail dot com

  34. WOW! What an amazing giveaway! I saw your comment on my post about BELONG TO ME and decided to come over and say hi, and what do I find but a huge giveaway – cool! Please enter me, I’d love to win anything that comes with chocolate.

    (You can contact me through my profile or my blog in case I win.)

  35. godisalwaysfaithful

    I’m so excited for you Sheila! It’s great that God is giving you an opportunity to work within one of your many passions. Keep up the great work. I will be working on your questions this weekend. May your site continue to be used in many ways.


  36. Allen

    These are great books & giveaways that I know my daughter would just love to win…surprise from dad! Enjoy your blog & great success.

  37. What fun! I just got in on time…and what a party! Congrats! I just realized you won recently on my blog and I hadn’t been to your blog before but it is awesome and I love your great touches and technology. I will be back again now that I found you. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  38. It looks like you’ve had a great day so far!! I was just rechecking in on ya. Are you still partying it up?!!? I hope you’ve had a great day!


  39. Anna Smith

    Hey Sheila, congratulations. It is soooooo way cool they way you love books. I look forward to your blogging. love ya

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