Thursday, August 23, 2012

Celebrating My 1 Year Blogaversary! WooHoo!

     Today is my 1 year anniversary of blogging.    365 days and 159 posts ago, I started an adventure;  one that I had no idea where it would lead.   Truth is, I had no concept of what blogging was.  I had only read 2 up to that point.  One was my niece's that she wrote while traveling in Australia, the other was by a friend from church that kept a journal when they went to Kazakhstan to adopt their beautiful daughter.   I had no idea that so many people actually blogged, just for the fun of it.

     I had just broken my right ankle and badly sprained the left.  I was laid up in the recliner and, frankly, was bored out of my mind.  You can only watch so much mindless TV and the words started to run together if I read for too long at one time.  My computer was my only salvation.   But, there again, you can only spend so much time on facebook.  What to do?    Finally, the thought occurred to research blogs.  I found Blogger, began to read a few that sounded interesting, and then read up on how to create my own.  Thus, was born, My View Through Kat Eyes.   And, the rest, as they say, is history.

     Learning by trial and error, I still had no earthly idea just how amazing this journey would be.  As I began to get the hang of things, people actually started reading what I wrote, much to my surprise.  I was hooked in no time.  With each post I gained confidence and began to open up more and more.   But the best part...I began to make new friends.  Friends from other parts of the country, even friends from other countries.  Wow!  I was blown away.  I could never have imagined meeting so many wonderful friends.   What a blessing!  Together we have shared our deepest sorrow, our joyous celebrations, most embarrassing moments, happy memories and a bond; a bond forged of our love of writing and shared experiences.  I may have stumbled into the blogging world by accident because of sheer boredom, but I have gained from it one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.   

     Therefore, it is with much excitement and jubilee that I celebrate my 1 year blogaversary!  I am thrilled that you are here to celebrate with me.  To thank you for your love and support, I want to give each of you a chance to win my anniversary gift to you.

     Recently, I have become an Independent Watkins Associate.  Watkins produces natural products for cooking, home care, health and personal care.  To celebrate both my blogaversary and my new business, I am offering one lucky reader this 8 piece Lavender Essentials Gift Set.   This set includes 2 lavender hand & body lotions, 1 lavender bath soak, 2 lavender hand creams, 2 lavender hand & cuticle salves and 1 raspberry weatherproofing lip balm.  It even comes in a reusable travel pouch.






     This is a terrific little set and a great way to try our Watkins products.  All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is leave a comment on today's post.  Anyone can comment, you do not have to be a blogger to leave a comment.   I hope you will all enter.   I wish I could open this to all my wonderful blogging friends, but, unfortunately I will have to limit it to United States residents only.   You have until midnight Saturday night to enter.  I will draw the winner on Sunday and notify you as soon as possible.  If you do not have a blog or are not friends with me on fb, please leave me an email address or other way to contact you in your comment.  Thank you all for supporting me this last year and I look forward to many more.  Good luck to each of you!

Love to all,
Kat


If you do not win you can still try Watkins products no matter where you live in the US.  Go to 
http://www.watkinsonline.com - register, order and put in ID# 396916
Products will be shipped directly to you and I will still get credit.   If you are local, you can just contact me.



45 comments:

  1. I want to be the first to tell you Happy Blogaversary! One year of sharing and learning and gaining. One year of blessing in my life. ♥

    So happy be got to meet and hope to do so again before too much time passes. I adore you and your blog.

    My very best wishes to you for many more years of blogging and on the new adventure with Watkins.

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    1. I couldn't have done it without you. Thanks for always being there to encourage and support. I am so glad we
      were able to meet also and we will get together soon. Love you!
      And Felix says hi! XOXO

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    1. Thanks Tim! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Congrats on your 1 yr. and new career. Stay happy with life my friend!

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    1. Thank you Peggy. And the same to you my friend. Love you.

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    1. Thank you Connie. As you know, it is a lot of fun.

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  5. Happy blogaverseray to youuu. That's a lot of posts. Good foryou

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    1. Thanks Lynn, and thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Happy Anniversary on your blog! I am so happy you decided to write your views online and have been so pleased to get to know you and call you a friend! Hip Hip Hooray for you!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kathy. I am so glad we are friends too. I have met so many wonderful people like you and it is such a blessing.

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  7. Happy Anniversary or is it a Blog Birthday? Anyway Congrats and I've not heard of Watkins products before but they sound wonderful and lavender is my ultimate favorite herb/scent.

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    1. Whatever it is thanks for helping me celebrate! Watkins has been around since 1868. My mother used many of the products when I was growing up. I hope you will check them out!

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  8. Congratulations! So many wonderful things that have happened and to look forward to.

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    1. Thank you Sharon. Yes, it has been great and I look forward to many more!

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  9. Congratulations, Kat! I'm so glad we stumbled upon one another. Your blog is a pleasure to read and more importantly, YOU are such a wonderful blessing.

    Here's to many more years of blogging goodness!

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    1. Thank you so much Beth. Without so many great friends like you I wouldn't still be here. You have been a great help and support and I look forward to the day that we can meet face to face. I met Jo and she still likes me! LOL Love you!

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  10. Happy Blogaversary. One of my favorite parts of blogging is meeting so many new people, including you.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. That is my favorite part too and I have met so many nice people. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Congratulations. You have made it much longer than many bloggers. Thanks for sharing your story. Mine was just as whimsical!

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    1. Thank you Shelley! Life sometimes has a funny way of getting us where we are supposed to be!

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  12. Kat, I have only been here for 3 days but I will tag along with you :) Congratulations ...

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  13. Happy, Happy Blogversary Kat! Congratulations, and I wish you many more years of sharing.

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    1. Thank you Taylor. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Congratulations on your first blogaversary! Count me in on this great giveaway.

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  15. Happy Blogaversary! I know exactly what you mean about getting the itch to do something online, and blogging becoming that perfect thing. That's wonderful!! Here's to many more!

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    1. Thank you Larry and Laura! Glad you stopped by!

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  16. Happy bloggaversary to you, happy bloggaversary to you, happy bloggaversary dear Kat, happy bloggaversary to you!!!!
    And many more!

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    1. Thank you so much! You are the only person who sang to me! :)

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  17. Congratulations on your first year

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    1. Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by to help me celebrate!

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  18. Don't make me spell that word! Yeah to the start of year two, may it be as incredible and the first. :)

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    1. I won't make you spell it Kelly! I'm just glad you were grounded long enough to stop by! XOXO

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    1. Thanks Katie. Glad you stopped by!

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  20. Happy blogaversary. I started out of boredom and now I just love it too. Can I enter as I have a US mailing address too:). If can pls enter me on your giveaway. Thanks.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. Sure you can Paps. I'm glad you stopped by. I'm also glad that we both got bored and started blogging and now are friends!

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  21. Happy anniversary! I have re-started my blog just this past couple of weeks. I am looking forward to making it to the one year or longer steady blogging anniversary! Way to go Karen! :-)

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    1. Hi Rick. Glad you stopped by. I checked out your Cinnamon and Spice blog and it is really nice. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you make it to your year anniversary!

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  22. Congratulations, Kat! I have been blogging for about a year too and it has been such an enriching personal experience for me, one like no other! Take care and good luck with your products! :0)

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    1. Thanks Linda. Happy blogaversary to you!

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