Thursday, October 9, 2014

Three Years and a Giveaway


It is hard to believe it has been three years since I hit publish on my first post in this little space. This space has become a special spot for me. It is a place I come to regularly to share bits and pieces of our days....moments that I want to remember, moments in our days that make me happy, and moments that fill me with gratitude. This space is for me, and always has been, but over the last three years it has also become a community. A community of wonderful people, most of whom I have never met, but feel connected to. Comments are exchanged through our blogs, emails are sent, and handwritten letters and little packages mailed. I have gotten to know many of you, and your families, some of us share similar lifestyles, some of us don't, yet there is a common thread that unites us all....motherhood (or maybe I should say parenthood, there are a few dads out there reading too). That common thread is strong, and has brought us together, "meeting" regularly to share our days.

So, with three years down, and I have no idea how many more ahead, today I want to say thank you. Thank you for coming here to read when I post. Thank you for sharing your life with me. Thank you for commenting, emailing, and connecting. Thank you for the last three years which have showed me that no matter how different we are, becoming a parent connects us all.


To celebrate, let's do giveaway. For one winner we have created the following: a lovely little wooden owl, made by Justin, a God's eye, made by Reece, and a body butter and healing salve, made by me. All of that to one winner! To enter, simply leave a comment. Even if you have never commented before, just say hi today, and be entered to win. Giveaway is open worldwide. Please be sure to leave me a way to contact you, should you win. I will close comments on Sunday October 12 at 7pm, and announce the winner within this post.

Much love and hugs to all of you for a wonderful three years in this space. Thank you. xo

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Thank you for all the lovely comments, they mean the world to me, and made me smile. 

The winner is:

Tracey 
"Happy blog birthday Kim and for hosting such a wonderful giveaway. 
I would love to have my name entered if you are accepting names from the US"

Congratulations Tracey!

43 comments:

  1. I just recently discovered your blog and I am one of your silent followers. Eventhough I am way back in the Netherlands, I enjoy your posts. I especially like the ones on you making your own balm and soap. I wish to do that one day too. Hope you will keep me inspired for a long time. And maybe I could be the one winning one of your balms, I give it a try! Love from Holland

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  2. hi!! all of the prizes look adorable ^^ thanks for giving us all the opportunity and for being a blogger for 3
    email to contact :cookiesmasher5@yahoo.com

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  3. Happy blog Birthday Kim !!
    It has always seemed to me that you are a little further down the road to where l want to be, than l am. Because of that, your blog is often a reminder, a guide post on living a simpler life and fully embracing parenthood. Most of all l love the way your blog posts make me feel. I leave here inspired and happy :)
    And if l should be lucky enough to win the giveaway, you can contact me at goodnorthcoastlife@gmail.com

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  4. I love your blog. I am so happy to have connected with you through our blogs. This blogging community really is something special. You've given me the idea to sit down and make God's eyes with Ree today. I think it's something she'd really enjoy!

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  5. Congratulations on you blog anniversary! I read it daily and find great inspiration, so thank you.
    Michelle
    steim99@yahoo.com

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  6. Oh what a wonderful giveaway! I always look forward to reading your blog and draw much inspiration for me and my little ones. Thank you for this chance to win! Gina gina.weatherford@yahoo.com

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  7. I'm so glad that we've connected in this blogging world! Happy blog birthday!

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  8. Happy Blog Anniversary Kim...thanks for all the inspiration !!!

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  9. Hi Kim Happy blog Birthday!! I'm so glad I found your blog a few months ago I love checking out all that you do during the day with your little man . It reminds me of the the things I love about my son (and by the way I have always called my son little man also but he now reminds me he is not so little but always will be to me). That is the first thing that I read that drew me to reading your blog more when I found it.Thanks for the chance to win. Also thanks for always answering back it feels more like a friend when there is a 2 way conversation. Have a great day!!

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  10. I found your blog only recently, but I've come to love checking your blog every morning. Thank you for all the inspiration! Happy blog birthday! -Heather (tandycat@yahoo.com)

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  11. Happy blog birthday Kim and for hosting such a wonderful giveaway. I would love to have my name entered if you are accepting names from the US.

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  12. Congratulations on your blogiversary! This is a lovely space and I am so grateful that you share it with us.And thank you for the beautiful giveaway :)

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  13. Happy 3 year anniversary! I've enjoyed your posts : ) Looking forward to reading what you write in the future!

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  14. Congratulations, I so enjoy following your postings, I hope for many more in the future!

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  15. wow 3 years! I remember when I first discovered you, through being recommended the Your Green Baby book by a friend. Since then I have followed along as my son has grown (just turned 4) and take inspiration in the peaceful way you and your family live your life. I don`t comment often, but I`m always here reading and appreciate you sharing your journey with us. It`s a welcome addition to my morning routine. Such a generous giveaway (my son would adore that owl in particular). (amilynn_@hotmail.com)

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  16. Happy blog birthday Kim, I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy reading your lovely blog.
    You are a kindred spirit....with the most amazing GARDEN :)

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  17. Happy Blogiversary. What a lovely giveaway, so perfect that there's something hand crafted by each of you.

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  18. Congrats on three years! I love coming to your space to see what is happening in your days. So peaceful and guess what? Mindful!

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  19. Wow Kim! Congrats on three years! I have loved getting to know you and have always enjoyed your space! Keep shining friend! :)

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  20. I remember reading your first post when I started following your blog about a year ago an there was just something about that chemistry between you and Reece, your smiles, your words... Been here with you ever since. I enjoy this space so much... Thank you for sharing your path with us. It has inspired me more than you will ever know.

    You can reach me at my normal email. :-) Thank you for the lovely giveaway! xox Happy blogiversary my friend.

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  21. Happy 3 years anniversary, thank you very much your blog is wonderful!!!! Kisses from Italy.

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  22. Happy Anniversary, dear friend! So wonderful to have gotten to know you through this space. I think you're an inspiration to all the mothers and women (and dads!) who come in contact with you. May you have many more healthy, happy and mindful years here!

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  23. Wow 3 years, where does the time go? A wonderful giveaway with such precious pieces.

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  24. Happy Blog Birthday! I'd love to join in your give away. What a great idea to include creations from the three of you!

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  25. Oh, my goodness! Happy blog birthday! Your giveaway is amazing, Kim. What precious things from each member of your family. :)

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  26. Isadora caught a glimpse of the owl and said, "I want to hold that owl!" so I figure we better throw our name in that hat. So glad you have been here three years and I hope there are many more posts to come. :)

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  27. Three years! Has it really been three years? I suppose it has. It's been so lovely watching you find your groove in this space. :)

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  28. Huge Congrats on making it to 3 years! I'm so glad I stumbled on your blog, I especially adore your home and garden, not to mention your family adventures.
    I look forward to reading more as time rolls along! This weekend is the Canadian Thanksgiving so Happy Thanksgiving as well!
    I'm doing a giveaway tomorrow ! 'The Heirloom Life Gardener' book! Be sure to enter :)

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  29. Congratulations Kim! What a lovely giveaway. xo

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  30. happy anniversary Kim!! My three years has flown by and I have loved visiting you each day and sharing in your daily mindful life :) May you always have lots to say in the blog world!

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  31. Happy Anniversary Kim! I never comment but I am a very faithful follower of your blog. Thank you for sharing your life with all of us and with me personally. I am so grateful for your presence in my life!

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  32. What beautiful gifts. Happy anniversary! I love this space.

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  33. Has it only been three years? It seems like I've been reading here for so much longer! :) Happy blog anniversary, Kim!

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  34. What beautiful gifts. I love your new banner. Have a lovely weekend.

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  35. Happy Blog Birthday Kim. Yours is one of my most favorite places to visit on the web. I so look forward to reading about your days. Much love! Leisa

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  36. Congratulations on your milestone, Kim! Lovely prizes!
    Krista

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  37. I have just started reading your blog and am really enjoying it. Love the giveaways. Tricia

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  38. I love visiting you everyday, and look forward to many more years of reading about your little man!
    Wonderful blog!
    Julie Cook

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  39. I started following your blog a few months ago... very inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing, I look forward to reading your blog at the end of the day when Im snuggled into bed!

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  40. sweet little things, and handmade to boot!

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  41. Kim, I love your blog. Thanks for sharing a bit of your life with us! Xo Jana

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  42. Oh Kim, you're such a generous women and with a generous family

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