Looking Back...Looking Ahead...Blogging Anniversary/Give-away!

It's time to party!
And to celebrate my 3 year blogging anniversary I am giving away this beautiful mantel clock!
My hubby's entrepreneurship class builds these and then sales them for a small profit.
I thought something handmade would be the perfect fit !
Now I still can't believe its been 3 years and that I've stuck with it. 
I decided to make some mosaic's to highlight some of my posts from this past year.  It's always fun to look back, a journal of sorts.

January 2011....Meeting up with Arizona blogging friends and a fellow Wisconsin blogger Miss Keetha and her Fisherman hubby.

February 2011
Valentine's day of course!

More February with a mix of hubby and Addison !

March/April 2011
Hubby building me an ottoman
A student project

May/June 2011
Weddings, babies, lilacs, tablescapes!

June/July 2011

Visiting with Jane and Al.
Gardening, tables and babies of course~

August 2011
New grand-daughter and back to Arizona in 110+ degree heat I might add.
But at home my hydrangeas are blooming and we have no shortage of water around here.

Autumn 2011
Apples, deer, changing trees, pumpkin topiaries, and tables, no wonder we all love Autumn!

December 2011
A winter wonderland around here but not for long.
Right now we have no snow and that's unusual for us.
In fact we hit 50 degrees last week in January, in Wisconsin, amazing!

Christmas 2011
Celebrating what is really important in life!

I still find it hard to believe that I've been blogging for this long!
I followed others over from RMS and thought I would give it a whirl.
I never even expected to find a comment on my blog let alone find someone to follow along with me!
 I've made some amazing friendships along the way and I've been fortunate to have met so many of these gals and some of their hubbies too in real life!
When I go to Arizona I feel like I have a whole gang of gals to meet up with!
Golly I love it!
And hubby and I get together with Jane and Al on a regular basis...and boy do we have fun together!

So please help me celebrate by entering my give-away!
Just leave me a comment if your a follower or would like to become one!
And for a 2nd chance to win put a little post on your side-bar and come back and let me know.
I will draw a winner next Sunday!

Have a wonderful week and know how much I appreciate each and everyone of you!

I am joining Mary at A Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll thru Life
Wow us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home


  1. WOW! Great post! Great give-away!
    And I'm following your blog!
    SO thankful that you blog CIndy, because we could finally reconnect after all these years!

  2. Following your blog and love it. Always such nice pictures!

  3. I posted about your blog and giveaway on my sidebar!

  4. Congrats Cindy...I'm so glad I found you blog...I definately want to enter your contest...

  5. Hi Cindy! You know that I love your blog, being a fellow Wisconsinite and all! Don't sign me up for your giveaway. I have won several over the past year and I don't want to be greedy. Thanks...and you know I will visit you giveaway or NO giveaway!

    Congrats on your 3 years- xo Diana

  6. Love your year in review post, Cindy! I cannot believe how big Addison is in that December picture!!! This past year has just flown by and I am so glad that I have had a chance to get to "know" you through blogging, even though we haven't ever met (yet!). Please enter me to for a chance to win this beautiful clock. It would look awesome on my mantel! Thanks!!

  7. Oh Cindy, I always look forward to your visits and getting together. You have become such a special friend. Congrats on the milestone and wow, that is an unreal giveaway. The clock is totally stunning. Such a beautiful piece. Thanks also for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. What a great anni post - especially that little Rapids couple in the upper rt corner. ;-)

    Of course I follow and of course I want that gorgeous clock! Why, I'll even drive over to get it and save you the postage!!

  9. Hi Cindy,
    I hope your year is off to a great start.
    The clock is beautiful and anyone will be lucky to have it.
    I am a follower so please count me in.
    Congrats on your blogging anniversary. Always enjoy my visits.

  10. Cindy,I have been following you all three years and love your blog!
    You were one of my first followers!

  11. Cindy, This is a beautiful post. It was a walk down memory lane with many beautiful photos. I think 2011 was a good year for you and your family and may 2012 be wonderful as well. Congratulations on your blogoversary, Cindy! What a generous giveaway. Please count me in. I have been following you joyfully for quite some time!
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

  12. What a great way to show each month! And I would love to win the clock...how special! I'm a new follower now! Hope you'll visit me soon, too! ♥

  13. HAPPY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, dear blogger friend! What a great job you've done on here. I wish you may more years of happy life events to blog about:) Love the clock! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  14. What a wonderful look back on the year...so fun to see how the babies grow!

  15. What a year you've had! May 2012 be good to you!

  16. I posted on my sidebar concerning your sweet giveaway. It's been so long since I've done that but remembered how...woohoo!

  17. You've had a great year. Love the snowy post pictures, and the baby ones, of course. What's sweeter than a baby?

    Have a great 2012.

  18. What a wonderful way to celebrate this past year...and what beautiful photos!!! Loved seeing the beautiful baby...
    Have a beautiful week!!!

  19. Hi Cindy!! Congratulations on three years! This was a great post looking back over the year! That is a beautiful clock and I would love a chance to win it! Now I've been a follower of yours for a long long time! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  20. Do you see me jumping, arms flaying....pick me, pick me!!!
    I would love to have a handmade clock and especially from you!! Happy Anniversary!!!

  21. Congrats on 3 years of blogging. How exciting.

    - The Tablescaper

  22. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. Lovely post. I enjoyed looking through your pics.

  23. Hi Cindy, I enjoyed looking thru your photos from the past year...congratulations on your 3 year blogging anniversary! What a sweet giveaway...the mantel clock is so pretty! Please count me in!

  24. By the way, I am a follower!

  25. What a beautiful clock! Congrats on three years! And that Addison is just so adorable!!!!!
    I have been a follower for a while now. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous clock!

  26. Hey there.
    3 years. You know what that means?
    ME TOO! Wow. I hadn't even thought of it. But you post twice as often as I do anymore.
    Loved re-visiting all your wonderful photos from this past year.
    I wonder what 2012 holds?
    I can't wait to see you again. Let me know when you are going to AZ and I'll try and put a trip together to meet up too. We are going in March for NASCAR, but won't have any time to do shopping or meet up with anyone. :(
    We have had a dry winter too! Strange weather! Kinda scary!
    Have a wonderful day my friend.
    Hugs. Karen

  27. Congratulations on 3 years Cindy! What a wonderful year it's been for you and your family...all the best to you and yours for 2012! I would love a chance to win your clock..what a beautiful handmade piece. I hope you have a wonderful week!
    Maura :)

  28. Beautiful post Cindy!~ Funny how so many of us started from RMS..and we all came together some how or another. You had a wonderful 2011. I wish you all the best in 2012.

  29. Woohoo girlfriend, here's sendin' ya a big old CONGRATULATIONS on your three year Blogaverasry!!!

    I know for one I've certainly enjoyed readin' ya over the years. Yep, can't ya feel me breathin' down your neck...I follow! :O)

    I see a common thread in your beautiful mosaics and they are just preciously priceless.

    What a beautiful clock that is, ya sure know how to have a bang~up giveaway. Anyone would treasure this timepiece.

    Have fun with this giveaway and a very blessed day my friend. :o)

  30. Happy blog-iversary! What a fun year you had! And, what a beautiful mantel clock! I'm following your cute blog.

    Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving me a sweet comment!! :)

  31. Congrats on 3 years! I'm at about 2 1/2 and like you I can't believe that I'm still doing it and that I have found so many wonderful people through blogging! I loved looking back with you. I can certainly see that little one takes center stage! It has been fun watching her grow!

  32. Cindy, your mosaics looking back through the year are a wonderful idea. I enjoyed the look back. Happy Blog Anniversary! ~ Sarah

  33. Loved the look back! Happy Blogaversary!

  34. Congrats, Cindy! Isn't it amazing to look back at the posts and see how many creations and changes, and family life have changed over such a really short time. Keep blogging, girl! I always enjoy stopping by. Linda

  35. Really? Three years already Cindy??? Congratulations my friend. It's been a pleasure getting to know you and following your family's journey.
    I will let some other lucky lady win this beautiful mantle clock. Your hubby is good : )
    Looking forward to many more years Cindy.
    Love Claudie

  36. Hi Cindy!
    Congratulations on your blogiversary! :) I agree, it is one of the best things that I ever started. :) I know I don't always comment but I do always love seeing what's going on at your home. :)

    Are you coming to AZ soon?


  37. I can't believe your husband built this wonderful clock. Maybe I can get lucky and win this prize.
    your newest follower,

  38. hello cindy,
    I am new on your blog and I love your post.Thanks for all the wonderful photos.
    blessings regina

  39. Hi Cindy,
    Thank you so much for visiting me at "Home is Where the Heart is" It's a real pleasure to meet you. I have become your newest follower..
    Your husband is so talented! such a beautiful hand crafted clock..who ever wins will have a treasure for a lifetime..
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  40. Hi Cindy,
    I have posted about your giveaway on my sidebar...
    Big hugs, Elizabeth

  41. Wow! Has it been 3 years? Congratulations, Cindy! Lovely clock! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  42. Hi, Cindy,
    Great "mosaic" post. I love the Dec pic of the ice skates and sled.
    Please sign me up for your wonderful clock giveaway. My mantel is eagerly awaiting it. :)

  43. What a neat post and give a way..love the review here too! I am so glad that you are my friend, you always inspire me! ;D

  44. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize!!! I am now a follower!

  45. I've also added a link on my side bar.

  46. What a wonderful giveaway, Cindy. Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary! It's so hard to believe we've been doing it that long. Loved your look back at the year. What an exciting year it was for you with 2 new babies. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to have "met" you through blogging. laurie

  47. I enjoyed looking back at your posts Cindy. I especially like the pictures of the lilacs and hydrangeas. Also, the Christmas ones were special too. Happy 3rd blog anniversary! :0)

  48. Congratulations on three years of blogging!!....I am coming up on four and time does fly by when not only are you having fun but you can share your fun with such great women.....blogging is the best thing that has ever happened to the female community!!
    I also love all your pictures from the year.....you are so lucky to have two beautiful grandchildren.....and ofcourse that husband of yours that can build things

  49. Congratulations on this great milestone, Cindy! I'll post this on my sidebar, ok? hugs, Sue

  50. I loved your year in review Cindy. You've been very blessed this past year, and your grandbabies are just adorable!


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