Friday, September 7, 2012

A Year in Bloom and A Birthday Giveaway

The Photo From My First Post:)
Happy Birthday Bloom!  Yesterday was my one year anniversary of blogging.  I have to be honest and write that I really didn't think that I would enjoy blogging when I started. I thought it would be a bit to personal and intimate for me but it seemed like a necessary way to promote my Etsy store.  So, I committed to myself that I would blog of one full year and then evaluate my feelings on blogging. If after that period I wanted to stop, I would.  Now 12 months later, here we are!

I love my little blog:) (at least 99% of the time)  It is a lot of work and requires much more time than I thought it would but it is super rewarding.  I love hearing the feedback from you, my AMAZING READERS.  Even just looking at the number of page views I get each day is enough to warm my heart.  I have learned so much and have made some great blogging friends!  THANK YOU so much for following me and reading what I write.  I really can't tell you how much it means to me to have you here.  I am very happy with what I've accomplished the past year and that wouldn't have happened without you! (and my sweet, sweet family who now asks "Are you working?" rather than saying "Are you on the computer again!?")


SO... Time to celebrate and what's a birthday without presents?  Actually, what's a birthday without cake?  Today, we are having a giveaway of my FAVORITE cake stand which I use at all my parties  along with a set of bitty bags, straws, baking cups and mini spoons from my shop in the color of your choice.  Sign up to win because you deserve it!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

My feeling on blogging now?  Well, I have posts planned through November so I guess that answers the question.  Thanks again from the bottom of my heart!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND
XO,
Jenny

67 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I LOVED the Apple Of My Eye party...serving lunch in bushel baskets, genius!

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  2. I love your blog and your products! Happy Anniversary!

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  3. I love the Make It Monday-Blow Me A Kiss!

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  4. Love all your party posts and wonderful printables!

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  5. My daughter would LOVE all those sweet bday decorations for her party!!

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  6. Congratulations! I love your blog! I've been following it since December! Plus, your blog's birthday is the same as my real birthday! Congrats again!

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  7. Make it Mondays are always something to look forward to on that lame day :))

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  8. Congrats! I just love the Blow Me A Kiss Valentine blog post! So original and cute!

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  9. IN LOVE with that cake stand!! Congrats on the new Blog :) xoxo

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  10. I am planning a green and pink baby shower literally right now! I have been searching for this cake stand. I am destined to win! :)

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  11. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!! cant wait to see what the goodies lie ahead !!

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  12. I just order a bunch of stuff off your etsy site, I love everything!!!

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  13. I used some of your Easter printables back in March. They were a huge hit! Thank you for always providing fun party ideas!

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  14. So hard to decide- you have amazing ideas and are so creative, I would cry if you stopped blogging!! : ) I love love love the Apple of My Eye Party so I think that is probably my favorite post. Happy Birthday!!

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  15. I can't choose just one! You have wonderful ideas!

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  16. oops i put my maiden name as my facebook name under my entry. it wont let me redo it. it should be cassie clobes

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  17. i LOVE the astroturf coozies post. Those are way too cool!!! Might be fun for our backyard wedding reception :)

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  18. I love all of your posts, it's hard to choose!

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  19. I peraonal loved the pink princes b-day party!

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  20. Am so thrilled to have happened upon your blog! You inspire me everyday. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I absolutely love your blog! Happy Birthday to you!

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  22. I loved your Olympics party post and your back to school post with free printables! Happy birthday bloom!

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  23. Really wish I had this for my daughter's first birthday party on Sunday. I love that cake stand.

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  24. Really wish I had this for my daughter's first birthday party on Sunday. I love that cake stand.

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  25. Really wish I had this for my daughter's first birthday party on Sunday. I love that cake stand.

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  26. Happy blog Birthday!! I love the blow a kiss idea for valentines day. How fun, yet simple to put together (which is something I need.. simple)! This is a great project for those clear tubes and the kids would love it!!

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  27. Loved the Make it Monday blow me a kiss. Very clever idea for Valentine's day.

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  28. Love all the little girl birthday party information!!

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  29. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!
    Thanks for sharing the love! :O)

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  30. I love Make it Monday! Start off the week right. Love your blog.

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  31. Happy Birthday! I love your blog. To me, having theme parties meant having matching paper plates, napkins and tablecloths. You have opened my eyes to an entirely new way of thinking. Thank you!!

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  32. Diana "Zookie" ZylstraSeptember 7, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Happy anniversary! I love your blog and think the Apple of my Eye party was the best!

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  33. Congrats! I've enjoyed following you & look forward to what you create in the future!

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  34. I can honestly say I love all your blog posts!!

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  35. Congrats on one year! I'm so glad you decided to blog, I love following along :} Happy Birthday Bloom!

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  36. I have always wanted a cake stand. What a unique gift. I enjoy reading yours posts and am glad you are staying.

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  37. Love your blog!! Loved the Trim a Tree party!
    mommy.2kidsnc(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. Congrats, and what a beautiful giveaway to celebrate with your readers!

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  39. Time flies when you're having fun! Happy 1st and here's to many more :)

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  40. So glad you are going to keep blogging! You would be very missed if you stopped! Bloom is such a wonderful blog! I look forward to your posts! Happy Anniversary and congrats on all of your success! I hope you have another wonderful year!

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  41. Congratulations you're a great inspiration! Just started my blog up!

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  42. I like the LOVEBUG party! It is so cute!
    keshakeke@aol.com

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  43. Congratulations on hitting the 1 year mark!
    I love reading your blog!

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  44. Congratulations on completeing your first year. Glad you have enjoyed it. I have enjoyed reading your blog. I am very happy that you are going to continue. I really loved the recent post about the PB&J. Loved the idea and the colors.

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  45. Congrats on your blog. You truly are an inspiration! Reading your blog is part of my morning routine!!!

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  46. I have started following you recently, but I love looking at all of the things you have created and the ideas you have helped with. It inspires me to be more creative with my parties!

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  47. How weird, someone with the same name posts something similar to what I would say. To be honest I was a FB fan and did not realize you were not on my rss feed until this anniversary celebration, Congrats on one year. I have not had a lot of time to look around, but anything pink and girly will get my attention.

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  48. I love your blog - you have so many inspiring ideas! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  49. I loved the Patriotic Popcorn post :)

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  50. I love your blog! Congratulations! I love all of your birthday party ideas! It gives me lots of inspiration!

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  51. I'm a somewhat new follower, but I loved your most recent Party Planning 101 post, and plan to look back on others the next time I need to plan any kind of party. Thanks!!

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  52. Congrats on your one year of blogging! I love your blog and look forward t Make It Mondays, especially the one about framing the chicken wire.

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  53. Happy Birthday Bloom!!! I can only hop that my blog is as wonderful as yours some day!!! I am pretty sure that I purchased from the shop a few months ago for a party that I did, and I loved my straws, cupcake papers and wooden spoons. My two favorite posts are the Love Bug and the Happy Birthday Hillary (Paris theme). I also really like that Back to School party and the Bee themed party. Let's face it, I pretty much love all of them!!!

    Ashley
    http://www.supremelydivinelife.blogspot.com

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  54. I love the printables especially the teacher appreciation ones.

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  55. I love the inspiration you give out! Happy Birthday!

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  56. I love the kids birthday ideas!

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  57. I would love to win this giveaway!! First time visiting your blog and I really like it! I am having a shabby apple giveaway if you want to join!
    Daisy~

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  58. I loved the bunny bait post.. I make it for all the holidays now! I love getting lost in your blog! Happy Birthday Bloom Designs!! ~ Ashley

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  59. I love the Easter Tag Redux. Can't wait to make these next year.
    Michelle
    crazy4baskts@gmail.com

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  60. I like the Leprechaun Lunch blog....daughter was born on St. Patty's Day so this would be a good idea for her bday!

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