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Saturday, 3 October 2009

A Happy Pink Saturday and A Blogiversary


Hello my sweet Friends~
"Happy Pink Saturday" I have a very big day coming up tomorrow; my one year Blogiversary! I can hardly believe it! Considering I have never taken a computer course and just got up the nerve to even go near the computer in 2002, I still sometimes cannot believe I'm actually doing this!
What a wonderful past time and opportunity it has been to 'meet' you all. You have all brought me so much joy with your friendship and sweet comments.

When I decided to take the plunge and start my own blog I was so nervous and I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I just took a leap of faith and asked God to help me through it. And here I am today, one year later!
I was hoping for a vehicle in which I could express myself and I have found that blogging helps me to do that. And I'm pleased that so many of you have shared that you actually enjoy my blog! Who would have thought? And not only have I started this blog, but I have two others as well! Surprised? Well, so am I!

"Spirit Song" is a blog that I started a few months ago to share my testimony and hopefully encourage others who are going through a difficult situation with their health or family.
You can visit it by clicking on the link~ http://cottagewiththeyellowdoor.blogspot.com/
Another blog which I started just recently is one that I've been wanting to have ever since I began blogging a year ago. It is a Christmas blog called, "Christmas Pudding."
You can visit it by clicking on this link~ http://christmaspudding09.blogspot.com/
Anyone who knows me would not be at all surprised about the Christmas blog because everyone has always teased me about having the music playing in November and the Christmas tree up! But more and more, I see people putting their trees up just as early as me now. Sometimes my next door neighbor even beats me to it!
Anyway, to get back to my Blogiversary......
I am celebrating for two very good reasons; one year of blogging and 100 plus Followers! Again, who would have thought?
In appreciation for all your wonderful support and friendship over the past year, I am having another Giveaway to celebrate! In keeping with my love of Christmas, since the season is not far off, and because it is Pink Saturday, I am giving away this darling little pink ornament.
This little snowman angel has a sparkly scarf wrapped around his neck and he holds a scarf which reads "Love" across his belly. The pink ball is covered with little snowflakes; really adorable! Perfect for your Christmas tree or a wreath!
If you would like to enter my Giveaway then please leave me a comment on this post stating you would like to. If you are a Follower on this blog or my Christmas Pudding blog, you will get another chance to win. I have posted about the Giveaway on Christmas Pudding as well as this one.
If you post about the Giveaway with a link back to me, you will get yet another chance to win. I will be doing the draw on the 23rd of October and will announce the name of the winner on my Pink Saturday post on the 24th.
Thank you for making my blogging experience so much fun. I love you all and God bless you!
Before I go, I would like to introduce to you a new friend I 'met' last week on Pink Saturday. Gwen of "A Charming Home" http://acharminghome.blogspot.com/ is as charming as her blog implies and I hope you will take a few moments to go visit her. She creates the most wonderful jewelery and I know she would love to 'meet' you!
Then please go visit Beverly and all the other pinkies today by clicking on the link http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ or the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar. I hope you all have a fantastic pink weekend!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

38 comments:

  1. Hi Sandi,
    Congratulations! You have done well.
    Good for you-having 3 blogs and giving words of wisdom and encouragement to so many!

    Take care,

    Carolyn

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  2. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! The Christmas decoration is very cute!

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  3. Good morning Sandi
    HPS,and happy anniversary to you.I didn't know you had two other blogs...I'll pop over and have a peek.I would love to be entered in the give away,the Christmas glob is darling.
    Have a very blessed day
    Gracie

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  4. Hi Sis,
    Happy Pink Saturday.. OOh I love pink too. That cake looks so fabulous lol, and I love that cute snowman ornament and I would love to try for your give away.
    I will also pass it on on my blog.

    Hugz Lorie

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  5. he is just too cute he would look so at home over here in the UK have a happy pink saturday

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  6. Hi Sandi!
    Congratulations!
    That cake looks so pretty.
    Happy Pink Saturday.

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  7. Happy Blog Anniversary! So great to meet you in the blog sphere.
    Happy Pink Saturday.
    Beautiful pink post.

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  8. What a sweet blog, Happy anniversary and celebrate in style, celebrate in pink!!!

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  9. Hi Sandi!
    Thankyou so much for coming by my blog & welcoming me to Pink Saturday, how nice of you!

    Your blog is so pretty, I'm now a follower : ) Hope you have a lovely weekend,

    Sheryn xox

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  10. Happy Blogoversary, Sandi! Time flies when you're having fun.

    I'm going over to check out 'Christmas Pudding' . . . it sounds scrumptious!

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!

    Blessings,
    Teresa

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  11. Congratulations! Aren't you proud of yourself and you should be. Getting the hang of these computers is a real accomplishment....I know, as I still am learning!
    I am going to go and read your other blogs.....it is wonderful that you are willing to help others in their time of need!
    HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!
    Jil

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  12. Oh I forgot to add...love your little chubby ornament, so please add my name to the pot!
    Jil

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  13. Happy Anniversary! I hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday.

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  14. Hi Sandi!
    Congratulations on one year!
    You have a very pretty blog~
    It is a joy to visit!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Mary :)

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  15. Hey Sandi, what a nice give-away you are having. Congratulations on this and your other blogs. Happy Pink Saturday and hope you are having fun at the "beauty parlor". :)

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  16. Happy 100th post! I would love to enter your giveaway. Come over and visit me. I'm having one too!

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  17. Winter is just around the corner in my neck of the woods so Pink Saturday is even more meaningful for me because I won't see my garden bloom again until at least May of next year!

    Thanks so much for your participation this week. It brightened my day☺

    ♥HAPPY BLOG-AVERSARY♥

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with happiness surrounded by those you love.

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  18. Hi Sandi,

    Congratulations on your blogiversary. I am a Christmas lover too. I'm off to Disney tomorrow to celebrate my 10th anniversary early. My DH and I got married in Disney 10 years ago at Christmas. From one holiday friend to another, have a wonderful weekend.

    xo Cathy

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  19. Sandi,

    Congratulations on the BIG one year of blogging! Time does fly, doesn't it when we're having fun, and blogging is fun.

    Please allow me to enter your giveaway.

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  20. Hi Sandi. Congratulations on your blogaversary.You did so well, making three blogs.
    Happy pink Saturday
    Riet

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  21. Happy Blogoversary!! I am so glad I have found you on this big world web. I truely enjoy your blog. I would like to enter the give away... I will be back tomorrow to link back to you. Trying to catch up with comments right now. Thank you so much for featuring me on your blog today. I almost cried when I saw it. BLessings always!
    Gwen

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  22. OOooo, little ornament is such a little sweetie. I would love to have him for my very own, but just to see him brought a smile. Happy Pinks and have a most wonderful week. Blessings

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  23. I love all of your blogs. I especially loved your christmas pudding. I too, love Christmas and the excitement of the decorating. When my children were young I always baked a cake and put a small Manger scene on it for Christmas Eve and we sang Happy Birthday to Jesus and blew out the candles. We serve and awesome God. I could not live a day without Him in my life. Blessings to you.......Pauline

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  24. Sandi the ornament is adorable, sign me up. What a wonderful pink Saturday post. Happy Blogaversary :0) this is a wonderful day for you. I am a follower and I will put your ornament up on my blog for the giveaway. Have a great weekend.

    Blessings,
    Heidi

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  25. Hi Sandi...Happy Blogiversary! I am going to check out your Christmas blog too!~Patti

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  26. Happy Blogiversary, Sandi!! I so love the little pink snowman ornie, so I'm gonna post about it soon and try to "up" my chances of winning! If not, you'll have to tell us where to go to find one!

    Happy PINK Saturday!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  27. Hi Sandi.

    Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary and 100 followers.

    I need to go checkout your Christmas blog. I don't think i have been there yet.

    I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
    I think i am a follower, but sure will be shortly if i am not already.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  28. Thanks so much for your visit on Pink Saturday! Congratulations on your BLOGOVERSARY!!! Isn't it amazing how fast the time flies when we're making new friends and sharing time! Enjoy your day!

    (My GIVEAWAY is open to all!)

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  29. Good Job!!! Congratulations on a one year blogaversary!!

    I love your snowman ornament and would love to win him so yes....please enter me.

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  30. Hello Sandi and congratulations. I will have to come back and check out all the new blogs. You have been so busy I see. I love the ornament, please put my name in for this lovely give a way. I would be honored. Happy PInk Saturday to you and have a great week, Char

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  31. That ornament is sooo sweet. I have been a follower of yours for a long time, and I enjoy your blog. Please enter me in the giveaway. Marilyn

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  32. Congratulations on your Blogoversary! What lovely pink ornament. I'll be celebrating my 2nd Blogoversary at the end of this month for two of my four blogs and can relate with many of the feelings and thoughts you've expressed here. Who knew how much fun this virtual world could be?
    Hugs and blessings,

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  33. I am still trying to get to all the pink sat entries- my what a lot of participants there are!!

    Happy blog anniversary!!

    Your little ornament is darling.

    blessings
    mary

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  34. Beautiful Pink Saturday post and lovely giveaway gift. Oh, yes, enter me! I'd love to win.

    Will have to check out your other blogs. I hope you plan on being really busy. I have four, myself, and never in a million years thought they would take up so much time.

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  35. How special of you to give to others that need encouragement.

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  36. Hi Sandi!
    Congratulations!
    Happy Blog-aversary!
    I really enjoy visiting your blog.
    The snowman ornament is so sweet, please enter my name in your drawing!
    I will post the giveaway on my sidebar.
    Blessings,
    Mary :)

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  37. Hi Sandie that little snoman is adorable.I am now following your blog too.Love it,Jennifer

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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