Thursday, August 8, 2013

Happy Blogiversary To Me..Happy Blogiversary To Me

I was so busy getting ready for the crazy show I did last month that I missed my BLOGIVERSARY!  The first week of June 2011 was a very busy time for me, apparently.  I started this blog, my Etsy, and my Facebook all in the same week.  What an amazing two years it's been!

I've been visiting some of my old posts.  Here are some of my favorites.
  • One of my favorite poems from the first month.
  • Random Thoughts from back when I was having random thoughts that 1) I could remember and 2) were printable.
  • A tribute to my dad.
  • Another poem.  See? I really do write poetry.
  • Getting real about being an imperfect mom and a poem about my teenagers, whom I love with all of my heart.
::wipes away some tears:: 


Two whole years of spilling my guts and SOME OF YOU ARE STILL HERE!!!  


 Let's CeLeBRatE!!

I'm giving away a set of FOUR signed 8 x 10 animal-y prints. (not framed)  That's one for you and three for gifts.  Or three for you and one to gift.  


How it works:

1.  You get one entry just by leaving a comment on this blog post.

2. You get one additional entry each of you do or have done the following things and tell me in your comment:  
  • Like my Facebook page
  • Favorite my shop or follow me on Etsy.
  • Follow my Instagram (must have the IG app for this one)
  • Share the link to this post to your FB or Google+ using that little F or G+ button right down there below this post. 
That's it!  Super easy! But don't forget to tell me in the comments if you did any of those things!

Drawing will be Sunday evening, August 11.  Looking forward to connecting with you in other places!


  1. ok, first of all thank you! and second of all, I LOVE THAT GIRAFFE!!! i liked your page, i liked your etsy shop, i shared the giveaway, i bought a lottery ticket (oh, different drawing)!! i would love to win this and yes i would share, except the giraffe! xo carlanda

  2. I promise if I win I will give Carlanda the Giraffe as that is one of her favorite things in life.

  3. In my previous comment I forgot to say I liked your facebook page and Etsy shop and I shared on Facebook Thanks again for this great giveaway

  4. Lori, I love your bright and unique style and now that I have met you in person I love it even more. Congrats on you Blogiversary! So generous of you to be giving the gifts, but that is just who you are . . . xo

  5. P.S. I already "Liked" your FB page a while ago and same with your Etsy shop. I don't have Instagram . . . just wanted to follow the "RULES" :) since you now know I am one of "those" people, although I am trying to break free!

  6. I liked your page, followed your Etsy and shared the giveaway! I would love to see these in my beautiful great granddaughter's room. She loves giraffes sooo much. Thank you very much for this great giveaway. :-D

  7. I just discovered your blog thanks to Carlanda so if I win she gets the Giraffe! I love the elephant though they all are adorable! Off to share1

  8. Happy Blogiversary! I follow you on IG, favorite on Etsy and like your art page on FB. Thanks for the opportunity to win these fantastic prints!

  9. Happy Happy Blogiversary!! I LOVE your animals! So adorable! I shared and did all of the above! Glad I found you through my Joyful Art Promotion page! Great to meet you!! :)

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  11. I've been coveting that elephant since you first put up a picture of it! I liked your FB page and added your Etsy shop as a favorite a long time ago. :) I also shared this post on FB. Now all you have to do is draw my name! :D

  12. Lori, I have loved watching your journey. You work your tale off girl and inspire lots of us along the way! Congrats. I shared your good news on my Creativity Tribe Facebook page and G+. Hope you get lots of party goers!

  13. Wow Lori, can you believe that two years have just flown by. I love your whimsical animals! FYI, I have already liked your FB page, I Favorite your Etsy and I'm already following you on Instagram. Whew! Here's to the next two years.

  14. Congratulations, my sweet friend!! Your artwork is so cool!! Much love and luck in the next year!!

  15. Happy blogaversary... already on fan on facebook... keep shining!

  16. Happy Blogaversary!! I Google +'d you! XO.

  17. Happy Blogaversary, Lori! I've liked you and followed you in every way possible, to the point where I feel like a stalker! Love you, girl!

  18. I'm just now seeeing this!! Happy Anniv to you!!!!! It's so fun to follow you and your art :)

  19. Happy Anniversary! I love your art, "like" your facebook page and your etsy is my ONLY etsy "favorite". I'm not yet up to instagram speed though...

  20. Signed, Sealed, Delivered, & Posted on Twitter, Facebook, Google, Blog!! I had liked your Facebook page, followed you on Instagram, on Twitter, & Favorited your Etsy page too!!! ; ))) LOVE your art work Lori!!!!!!!

    ; )
    Elizabeth Aviles


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