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,
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.