Happy Anniversary to me – and to you, sweet AOC readers! If you read blogs (or are a blogger) you’ve probably heard bloggers who are celebrating a blog birthday go on and on about how never in a million years would they have thought they’d reach ______ (insert milestone here). Or that they could not have imagined how blogging would change their lives. Or about the amazing readers and great friendships that have impacted their lives.
But it’s all so TRUE. Sniff. Count me in with the crowd, then. I’m grateful for each and every one of you. Your comments make all the work worthwhile. Your visits to the blog and affiliate links help support our family and allow me to do something I truly love. Learning the ins and outs of blogging has given me more work as a virtual assistant to bloggers who’ve become dear friends.
Life-changing is an understatement.
As a small token of my appreciation and love, I’m holding a little giveaway of some fun things from one of my favorite catalogs, Ballard Designs (I guess I like them – I’ve copied their burlap message board here, wood shelves here, and beverage tags here!). I actually bought both of these items and LOVE them, which of course is why I thought many of you would, too (I am not affiliated with them, though – these are items I just love and want to share with you!).
This giveaway consists of 3 rolls of Ballard’s Document Gift Wrap, which has SO many uses besides just wrapping gifts! I’m using one roll as a photo backdrop (you can see it here), and I’ve used some of it for crafting some simple cards. In fact, I made a quick board on Pinterest to give you some ideas of the many ways you can use this type of French script paper – check it out here and follow me on Pinterest for even more diy and crafting inspiration.
The winner will also receive a set of 10 pheasant feathers from Ballard’s. I’ve been wanting these for while, just to be able to add some interest to an empty vase, in a wreath, or on a table setting. They’re not just for the fall – I’m using them now on a side table!
To enter, leave a comment telling me anything you’d like to about An Oregon Cottage and then complete the information in the Rafflecopter widget below. You can also earn extra entries, if you’d like, by following AOC on G+, FB, and Twitter. The giveaway will end at midnight on February 27th, after which I’ll email the winner, who’ll also be listed in the widget below (read more about our Giveaways/Sweepstakes Rules here).