Monday, July 20, 2009

Blogoversary Giveaway!!

This coming Saturday will be my ONE YEAR BLOGOVERSARY!! I was telling a blogging friend recently that when I started out, I wasn't sure what kind of blog it would be. Would it be a mommy blog, a Catholic blog, a political blog, or a cancer blog? As it turned out, I think it's been all of those things at different times. Most importantly, it has been a record for my kids about what our life has been like since my diagnosis. It's been a place where I could share all the things about being a Catholic mom with cancer who loves politics. It's been a place to share about the things in life that make me laugh and that make me cry.

In honor of this momentous occasion (at least for me), I wanted to have a Blogoversary that would show my appreciation for all those readers who visit here and for those who truly have become my friends. Plus, I think these giveaways are fun!

One of my favorite blogging friends has a very special talent. Barbara at Praying for Grace makes some of the most beautiful rosaries I have ever seen. There was one that she made recently that caught my attention right away. Check out these photos and see if you agree:

You can read all of the information about this beautiful rosary here! I love the bronze center and crucifix!
If you or someone you know would like to receive this lovely rosary as my gift in honor of my one year of blogging.....please leave a comment on this post! Please make sure I have a way of contacting you! The winner will be chosen and announced at 5pm on Saturday, July 25th.
Good Luck!


Shawntele said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! That rosary is beautiful, Barbara is very talented indeed. :)

Frizzy said...

Yeah! Happy Blogoversary! So excited for you my dear. Your friend has a great talent for rosaries.

Beth S. said...

I can't believe it's been a year already. I very much enjoy keeping up with you and your family via your blog.

That is a beautiful rosary, and am very fond of the Our Lady of Grace medal in the center....I wear a silver one just like it!

Therese said...

Congrats on the blogoversary! It is truly a beautiful rosary that if I won, would be saved for a certain babe about to be born!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your first year!
I'm glad I found your blog...I enjoy it very much.
God Bless, E

GrandmaK said...

Truly a lovely Rosary! Happiest of blogaversaries to you! I did so enjoy your visit. Thank you! Cathy

Sarah said...

Happy Blogoversary!
I would love to win this rosary, of course, but if not, it's okay. Barb does make the most beautiful rosaries and I know Mary loves her so much for making them.
I will pray a rosary for you today for your anniversary.
God bless you and yours. I have loved following you.

Barb, sfo said...

Wow, what a wonderful prize! I have enjoyed being a reader of your blog.

And re your comment on my blog about your son off to camp for his first time ever, relax. It will be a great time for him. No news is good news (trust me on this), and when he comes home, sort his laundry OUTSIDE to let the spiders escape. I'll pray that he has a wonderful and safe time, and that you aren't too worried about him!

Anne said...

Beautiful rosary on a beautiful blog by a beautiful woman! Happy beautiful blogoversary!

Mary333 said...

Congrats! I am a new follower on your blog and I really enjoy it.The rosary pics are beautiful too!

Tracy said...

Congrats on the blogoversary!! I'm so happy that I found your blog and have been able to follow your journey and learn more about you as well as share our faiths!

aspiring... said...

Nancy, I wish you a very happy anniversary, and look forward to your second year of blogging!

The rosary is so beautiful. (However, don't add my name to the drawing - it's an issue of having too many as it is and still I search for more - although I do use them! Lack of discipline though :) ! )

I well remember when I found your site back in October, and then you my dear. I'd been doing searches and came across your post and photos of St. Augustine - of places which have spiritual significance for me. That area was my home for manymany years.

I'm so glad I did find you, too. You've become dear to me. And I've enjoyed popping in the 'com box' now ang again and becoming acquainted with your faithful friends, as well.

I'm a mom with grown rather than young children, and the make-up of my days is so different than yours. My point is this: I'd like you to know how helpful it has been to me to read about your days and concerns because there are many moms and dads of young children in my life. I find that I'm more in tune with how their days are because of you. For that, I'm thankful!

To Sarah. A great idea! I join you in praying the Rosary on Nancy's behalf.

God bless you, Nancy, and again, happy anniversary.

Mary333 said...

As I was reading this a thought came to my mind. There is a homeless man named Larry in our parish.He goes to mass daily and loves the Blessed Mother,I think he would treasure a beautiful rosary such as this so please keep him in mind.I often see him as I'm cleaning the church because he stays late after mass.

Mary said...

Happy anniversary. Isn't it funny how the blog decides what it will be about. I love the rosary in the picture.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Nancy.
How pretty.
I love Rosaries.

ChrisV said...

Happy first year of blogging! What a year you have had! I am blessed to have found your blog and to have shared your journey and prayed for you this year!

Anonymous said...

Happy blogoversary Nancy. Beautiful rosary.

~ Judy ~ said...

Wow! Quite a talented lady that Barbara is! I'm thrilled to be entered in this great giveaway Nancy!
And I'm even more thrilled that you decided to create your wonderful blog for we may never have "met" if you hadn't! YOU ARE A BLESSING!

Aussie Therese said...

Happy Blogiversary Nancy.