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Grateful Gratitude Giveaway! #Giveaway

The other day I was minding my own business (as usual), and my phone started dinging. I didn't think anything of it at first, but after it kept dinging, I decided to investigate. I was receiving posts on my Facebook page. I investigated further. Several people were telling me happy birthday. Wait. What? I momentarily thought I was losing my mind. Nope. It definitely was not my birthday.

I investigated further, and I discovered that my fabulous friend Julie from Next Life, NO Kids had asked her fabulous followers to wish me a happy birthday. I had informed her on one of her blog posts (This Hilarious Post), that I have never really celebrated my birthday. This was unacceptable to her, and she let me know in the most fabulous way!

In doing so, not only did she brighten my day, but she boosted my page likes astronomically! It was better than my birthday! It was amazing! Plus, she basically opened it up for me to eat cake that day! Any friend that opens the door for you to eat cake, is a friend indeed!

So, as if that was not enough awesomeness, my fabulous friend Michelle at Juicebox Confession gave me a shout out, and her fabulous followers liked my page too!

So, now my page has over 150 likes. This is a milestone I was not sure I would ever reach! Thanks to my fabulous friends, I surpassed it!

I have so much to be grateful for! So very much. I have Chad (even on the days I want to wring his neck, I am still grateful for him)! I have my miracle Gigi (formerly Weewee)! I have Embee in my life, and she is amazing! I have amazing family and friends! I have a fabulous group of blogging friends, that are so helpful and supportive! I have a beautiful relationship with God, and feel his love daily. So, so much to be grateful for!

I also have all of you! I am more grateful than you will ever know, for you all taking time to read my blogs and follow me on Facebook.

To thank you all, I have decided to do my second ever giveaway! This time around I will be giving away a $25 Starbucks gift card AND a $25 Target gift card! Best of luck to all who enter! (ONE winner will with BOTH gift cards.)

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

I would like to give a very special shout out to the bloggers below. They have all opened their arms wide and warmly welcomed me into the Blogosphere! They are the best and I am truly grateful for each and every one of them! If you are not already following them, you should really consider it!

To all of you, and the many others, that have shown me love and support... Thank you! <3 

I just want to let you all know, that after quite a bit of thought and discussion, it has been decided that Weewee's new name on the blog will be Gigi! When we were naming her, it had been discussed naming her Gianna, or a similar name, and simply calling her Gigi. It is a name that Chad and I both like. So, from this day on, Weewee will be Gigi. Thank you for all the input!


  1. Happy Birthday!! I actually decided to have TWO this year as a) I love Birthdays and b) mine fell on Mothers Day here in the UK so I felt like I'd been cheated ;-) - What a fab friend Julie is, I shall pop over and like your page now too.

    1. I must say, I could get behind the two birthdays a year! I technically have two... my actual birthday and my blog birthday! I think this year, I will go big for my blog birthday! :) Make it a yearly tradition. Thank you for your like and your support! It is fun blogging with you! :)

  2. I am grateful for YOU! You are a great friend!!!!
    I am also grateful for The Hubby and my 5 kids no matter how crazy they make me. ;)

    I am another one that never really celebrates their Bday. There's just always so much going on and Cailey and Colin's Bdays are right around mine so we tend to focus on theirs.

    1. Yes! I will readily admit, that I may start celebrating my birthday, but more effort will always be put into Gigi's (Weewee) birthday. I want it to always be special for her. Mine has never really been special, so I am not missing much! I want her's to always be special! I am grateful for YOU too! I adore you and enjoy blogging with you! I am so happy that you are so blessed!!! <3

  3. Happy Birthday. Real or imagined, they're always fun. And congratulations for reaching a FB milestone.

    1. Thank you!!!!! :) I never would have made it without your support!!!!! You rock my socks lady!!!!! Adore you and I am truly grateful for you!!!!! <3

  4. Happy 'birthday'! Celebrate yourself and your awesomeness! ❤

    Congrats on reaching new peeps and loving your life!

    1. Thank you!!! It has been a hard week, but I am keeping the theme of grateful alive!!! I have much to be grateful for, including YOU!!! <3

  5. Congrats on reaching 150 likes. That's pretty awesome. I'm grateful for my three kids. They are the biggest blessing in my life and I love them so much! No matter how hard things get sometimes, all I have to do is think of them and everything feels ok.

    1. I am so grateful you have been blessed with wonderful kids. I am a firm believe that motherhood is a huge blessing! Thank you for the congratulations! I have been blessed with lots of support from fabulous people, to get me this far! Best of luck in the giveaway!!! <3

  6. I am grateful for you. Seriously. You are the best! ❤️


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