Saturday, January 9, 2010

One year of blogging.


So, my one year blogging anniversary is on Monday! It really got me thinking about this blogging world.

I have learned so much in just a year, and I can only thank blogging for that.

I was always a clearance gal, but now I am so much more.

I am a thrifter, I am a crafter, I'm a CVS deals worker...and so much more!

I never went into a Goodwill or Salvation Army (unless dragged unwillingly)
I never crafted unless it was for the holidays or a school project.
I never went to CVS to buy my beauty items.....everything is more expensive there, so why would I?

Now, 75% of my home decor items, outfits, and books come from a Goodwill store.
I have a craft room, a craft closet and so many crafts laying around its crazy. Not only that but I have learned how to sew (still working on that), I have learned to work with felt, patch up my own clothes, make my own wall art, my own purse, my own pillows, and so much more, all by myself, for half the price of buying them!

I get almost all of my cosmetic supplies for free now, through CVS....shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brushes, floss, tampons, air fresheners, body wash, lotion....and so much more!

I have also learned how to use coupons, and stack them with other coupons, and how to get free groceries (every now and again), also how to get steak for .39 cents!!( its possible ladies, I did it last week and they were yummy!).

I learned how to partake in swaps, and how lovely blogging friends can be and how generous! I have received so many gifts, presents, trinkets, letters, notes, emails from my readers this year! It was overwhelming at times!

I learned about giveaways, and I even won a few myself, as well as hosting quite a bit of them on this blog!

Most of all I have met you. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog every day, every week, every month, or how ever often you do stop by. Thank you for your comments and emails. Thank you for encouraging me to update and post about my deals.

Thanks for sending me emails asking me about my day, or how school was going. Thank you for sending me links to Etsy stores you thought I might like, or links to deals you thought I might enjoy. Thank you for making this one of the best years I have had in a long time!

Things are looking great in the life of me lately. I have a husband I love. I am on track with school and I received (earned...I earned them) great grades this year! I have a family I love and adore, and I have friends that have shown me what friendship really is!

Thank you so much for everything.

I am so glad that I found this outlet of creativity. I have truly enjoyed it (probably more than I should have). So thank you so much!




  1. I am right there with you! My year anniversary is in March and I am SO thankful for my blog friends! I am happy that our paths crossed and you are my friend for life! You are a blessing in my day and I appreciate our friendship! Have a super Saturday! Hugs from Georgia!

  2. wow, we started blogging almost at the same time. My blogoversary is today!
    I really love that we met you and I hope to stay in touch with you for a long time to come!

  3. forgot to add: Congrats on one year of blogging!!

  4. just found your cute blog! Will be back to visit often!
    Happy Girl Thrifty Adventures

  5. congratulations!!! here's to another year!

  6. AWWW! You are so sweet!! We have all made a new friend in you, so thank you for starting to blog for us!! hehehe!

  7. I always enjoy your blog! What a sweet post. My one year will not be for another few months but I have also learned so much and enjoyed all the wonderful people I have meet in this year (just under) of blogging!

  8. Congratulations on one year of blogging! I'm so glad I found your blog when I started. I consider you my friend :) I need to take some inspiration from you and learn to sew.

  9. Congrats on so many thing! Blogging anniversary, good grades, free cosmetics, 38 cent steaks. Wow, I'm so impressed. I think I'll need to read back on your posts to find out how you're getting free make-up from CVS...I spent $7.99 on an eyeliner yesterday! When did they get so expensive?

    All the best and here's looking forward to another year of blogging!

  10. 1 year is awesome! Way to go girl. Thanks for sharing all of your bargins over the past year. It has been fun to read. Here's to another good year!

  11. Erin! Happy One Year Blogiversary, kiddo! I've so enjoyed reading your blog since I found it sometime within the past year. I've got to read up on how CVS works it's deals - I would love to get free toothpaste and shampoo. I can only use Kotex tampons, though :( so that prolly wouldn't help me out. But, anyway, thanks for all the fun, inspiring posts from your year of blogging. I'm so glad you've found friendship and fun thru blogging. I'm really loving it, too!

  12. Thank you for you! I love that you've learned all these things in one year and that you're willing to share them here. Congrats on your one year blogaversary (I know that's not how it's spelled but I think you know what I mean). Here's to more good years ahead!


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