I am doing Project Life 365...you can check out my photos at www.scrappygirlsdailylife.blogspot.com!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

500 Posts & Giveaway!

I did it! Wow! 500 posts! Boy have I come a long way with my blog...I went back to March 08 and read a few of my first posts and comments. It took me 21 days to get my first comment. I have gone from pictureless posts to posts with probably too many pics. I remember when I first learned how to add more than 5 pics to one post...LOL! The most comments I have recieved on one post is 46 (The Christmas In July Blog Hop).



I hope to add a few things to my blog in honor of 500...my new 3 columns are inspiring! I want to add my Bucket List and a Monthly Fun Things List. Does anyone know how to do the text to cross things off a list?



AND from now until New Moon premieres I am going to be putting Twilighty fun on Tuesdays. (Hello! Kristina...you still there?!) Check out the big bad wolf in my right column! I love it!


Thank you for reading my blog...leaving me comments...listening to my vents about my inlaws...putting up with a monthly "she doesn't realize it's PMS" post...boosting my self esteem...and last but not least for being my friends. I {heart} all my bloggy buds!



As a special thank you I am going to put together a package of handmade goodness for one lucky bloggy bud! What's inside? It's a SURPRISE! I love surprises! I'm gonna stuff it to the max! Here's how to enter...

1. Leave me a comment telling me why you read my blog.
2. Leave me a comment telling me you are a follower.

Thank You!
{{HUGS}}
Scrappy

51 comments:

tammy said...

How fun! I love surprises. Happy 500th! I love reading your blog. I love the rants about MIL and seeing the beautiful place you live (I'm a country girl at heart), plus your girls are adorable.

tammy said...

AND I am already a follower.

Becca said...

I am new to the blog, I saw that you were having your 500th post! Congrats! I will have to go back and read some of the archives.

Vanessa said...

Pick me! And you always have something insightful to say!

Jan said...

I read you because your Scrappy and I laugh a lot with your one liners and your fab life. Congrats on your giveaway numbers.

Sondra said...

I love your blog. I love your humor, I love your creativity, I love your scrapbook pages, I love that you are an awesome mom and wife. You are a fun person and I get inspiration and friendship when reading your blog.

I can't believe you are 500 posts! Congradulations on writing so many memories! It's fine to have those PMS days or rant days - it's who we are and sometimes it is better written out and let out to get it out of your system.

Cherie of course has the best blog help. Here is her blog about striking out words:
http://bakowbabble.blogspot.com/2009/03/blogging-help-part-4-striking-extra.html
Cherie - I hope you don't mind ;-)

A package full of handmade surprises?? Woo Hoo.. I hope I win!
You are the best!

Jan said...

I will follow you as long as your posting it out there.

Sondra said...

I'm a follower of this awesome blog! Yippie! I'm glad you posted a comment on my blog and found me. I've really enjoyed our blogging friendship!

Multiple personalities.. said...

Congrats on the 500th post! That's amazing. I'm still working towards my 100th. How awesome for you! And I'm hoping to win, so here goes:

1. I love your blog because I just never know what I'm gonna find when I visit. Your family is just hilariously adorable, and I love reading about your adventures. Also, I just LOVE the Twilight-y stuff you put on here!

2. And yes, I am a follower of yours!

laterg8r said...

i love that your blog has such variety :)

i am a new follower - congrats on 500 - Wowser!!

JennyMac said...

Congratulations on #500! Big news and you deserve applause! I read you bc you are sassy and fun. Two of my favorite things.

rychelle said...

congratulations on #500.
i think you are simply delightful to read. :)

Kristina P. said...

Congrats!

I love reading about a life completely different than mine.

Pam said...

I am a follower. Congrats on your 500th post!
I read your blog because it is a great example of everyday life. You are funny and add a dose of humor to my day.

Joanna said...

Wow! You go, girl!! Way to hit 500. I bow at your bloggy accomplishment. :)

Da Bergs said...

How do I read thee... let me count the ways... You are fun. You are REAL. I too love the "country" about you AND I love "going with you" on trips!!!

Crazymamaof6 said...

i just saw your follower deal. i'm gonna do it now.

Crazymamaof6 said...

i love your gymboree posts. because as a recovering addict i always love that.

the vents love them. and "she doesn't realize it's PMS" made me giggle because i LOVE how you put that. seriously i have those every month too. glad it's not just me.

and seriously i can't BELIEVE you didn't buy two tutu's the other day. i hate it when i have momentary moments of frugality and it comes back to bite me. either i drive all the way back and it isn't there anymore, OR i'm really paying more the second time. because i used gas to drive there again.
but i totally get ya on feeling frugal.
i thought the same thing, and almost returned my matching ones. but can't bring myself to do it.

OK i guess i read because we are so on the same page with the shopping. and twilight. and cute kids.
and inlaw angst.

congrats on 500!

Messy Jess said...

I read your blog because you are down to earth honest to goodness REAL and I love hearing your family tales and seeing what you've captured with your camera - I love your camera! Your front porch is what captured my attention when you started organizing and cleaning.

Messy Jess said...

I follow your blog!!

Kaci said...

Awhhh man you have so many comments already. Sigh...pout! LOL! :) I love surprises. I read your blog because you inspire me with your awesome weight loss.

Kaci said...

I follow you cuz you love some good ol' Twilight. :)

M-Cat said...

How the CRAP have I not found you yet? For the love of all that's HOLY!

I have seen and appreciated your comments, but how did I miss you in my loop?

Don't mind me, just gonna be blurking around a bit. Love your random post and the HELP post! Girl, we have ALL been there!

M-Cat likey Scrappy girl!! : )

M-Cat said...

And now I am a follower so I won't miss any of the fun!

The Blonde Duck said...

You're too cute! Congrats on your 500! We love you too!

OceanDreams said...

Congrats for your 500 posts lady, yay for New Moon and I love your blog because you are honest, fun, and have wonderful posts on food. He he, yum! Have a great day!

Kim said...

Congratulations on 500 posts!
You usually make me laugh, or make me wonder how you do have three columns????

Creative Mish said...

As you know... I've been a following for awhile. :)
I love reading about your travel, family and hobbies.. Your girls are so much fun.. I laugh and cry with you... Plus your occasional book review and all the twilight stuff

Creative Mish said...

Looks like you want two HUH? You crazy lady!! Follower! Addict!

Jane In The Jungle said...

Congrats on number 500!!! Girl that is awesome!! I read you because you are fun! And I love the 3 columns!!

Jane In The Jungle said...

Bad me, I thought I already was a follower cause i visit you so much....well I am now!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

How much fun is this! Happy 500th post honey. Job well done. I have to tell you I so enjoy your blog. You like to read Debbie Macomber and so do I. You also love Twilight and so do I. I have read all (4) books and can't wait for Nov. when New Moon comes out. You love country decor and share some of the most wonderful ideas. Your love your family, and show them in your photos. And most of all honey, you are dieting and so am I. You know how it feels to have people judge you. You are "REAL". No pretending. These are the reasons I come to this blog. You make me feel good, laugh and smile. I thank you so much for that. I can't wait to see what is going to show up next. I never know with you. Thank you for the Memories. That is what I love about your Blog. EVERYTHING!!
Country Hugs honey, Sherry

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

And Scrappy Girl - I am already a follower. This is better than reality TV. Dr. Hubby and the Family!!! Love, love, love it. Country Hugs sweetie, Sherry

DV- Rebecca L. said...

1. I heart your honesty, and I loooove your scrapbook pages you show us. I LOve that you love twilight- I am still geeking out about your twi-party with all the apples! Mostly the honesty and creativity. Keep it coming :) 500 more and beyond :)

Unknown Mami said...

I read your blog because I find you interesting!
I'll come back and tell you how to do a strikethrough when I'm not on a phone.

Cherie said...

Well happy 500th Scrappy-Chick! I love reading your blog because you are real and funny and I cannot stop until I find your first name (wink wink) J/K.
Seriously you have a fun blog!

P.S. I did a series of blogging helps awhile back and one of those talks about how to cross things out. Just go to the blogging helps label on my blog for the info.

Cherie said...

P.S. I am also a follower!!

Scary Mommy said...

It;s my first time here, but I'm just so impressed that you made it to 500. Way to go!!

Becky said...

500!! I am WAY impressed!! WOW!!!

Congrats to you!!

Becky said...

And I LOVE Twilight:0, and am now a follower!!!

Kaci said...

Okay SG I have a question can you email me? ellyphantblog@gmail.com

DesertHen said...

Congrats on your 500th post! You are one awesome Gal! I have been reading your blog since I started blogging a year ago. I think you were one of the first people to leave me a comment....=) I have enjoyed coming here daily to read all about what is going on in Scrappy's world....=) Lately due to work, I haven't been reading much or blogging much and I miss it. Maybe I'll get in some good posts this weekend! ((((HUGS))) to you and enjoy your day!

Nora Johnson said...

What’s left to say after all those great comments above? Your wonderful post certainly fell on fertile ground - congrats on yr anniversary!

Glad you found my blog at the July in Xmas blog party and I'm so glad too I found yours!

Hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday & I’ll be back again soon to check up on further lovely posts!

btw just posted my latest Lola Lifeline Column - hope you’ll have time to pop over & join the fun...! :)

XXLOL LOLA:)

Dana and Daisy said...

I never realized I had not clicked to follow you, my goodness!

Congrats on your 500th post! that is exciting.

something homemade from you? I'd love it!

happy 500! Dana

Dana and Daisy said...

oh! why do I read your blog? well, I think I started because I saw something you had said on Marchelles blog that tickled me so I came to see what you were all about. I've just been hanging out here every since! and you crack me up when you talk about your MIL. She needs to get a life!

The Blonde Duck said...

I was born blond, but I'm only skinny b/c I work out six days a week for 2 hours a day.

Alicia said...

500??? wow!! you go lady! and i read your post because you crack me up and we have a common love of all things twilight...sigh....but mainly because i like you!! :)

Slacker MOM II said...

I am a follower and I love to read about your life. It is completely than mine and I live through you...only kidding..I really enjoy reading about people.. sort of people watching on blogs...Congratulations on your 500 post....

scrapbookobsession said...

I read your blog because you're funny, we watch a lot of the same TV shows, and because you and Manga Dork are AMR girlz.

Congrats on 500 and all you have learned about blogging. Your blog looks great!

{{Hugz}} ~Erika

CraftyRia said...

I love reading your blog. I especially love the silly photos that make me laugh. Everyone needs to laugh. Congratulations on your 500 posts! I just became a follower.

Kado! said...

OK....so I totally missed out...but HEY...congrats on 500!! WOW!

hey...I know how to cross out words in text...is that what you wanted to know? if you still want to know how shoot me an e-mail and I'll tell you!