Nearly five years into this blog, and 1500 posts – today – I’m realizing that, arbitrary as it might be, it’s still a bit of a milestone. 1500 seems like a big number. And when you multiply that number times words or pictures, you realize just how much we’ve recorded in this space over the last five years.
What started out as a place for me to write and record (as an avid non-scrapbooker), it soon became a place that friends and family could check in on us and see what we were up to. And now it’s grown a bit farther, and I love having regular readers (and occasional commenters) from all over the globe. I love this community. It feels connected and quiet at the same time, if that makes any sense. I find a good sense of balance here, a contented sense of sharing but not over-sharing. I’m not always easy to catch on my cell phone, I’m not on Facebook, I treasure my privacy. But the connections I have with those bloggers online that are pursuing the same things as me, that revel in the messiness of creating and renovating, that are raising small children (or raising none at all), that have made it through the tough work and joy of childbirth and postpartum stress, that like to frequent local gardens and shops and vendors over Amazon – these online communities sustain me and reconnect me to those things I treasure most.
So, to say thanks I’m throwing a bit of a party in the form of a giveway. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me about a favorite milestone of your own or your favorite category on this blog. Do you come for the projects, the mess and the drywall dust, or to see pictures of the girls as they grow? Garden pics or food pics? Party time or down time?
Leave your comment between now and 10pm CST Wednesday evening and Thursday morning I’ll post the randomly selected winner. Don’t leave your personal infomation in the comment – we’ll connect later if you’re the winner!
If you’re local, I’ll send you 1500 beans to spend at one of our favorite local haunts, and if you’re out-of-town I’ll send you 1500 beans worth of local goodies through the mail. I know $15 won’t make you rich, and this blog surely won’t make you famous, but I promise it will be fun and I really, really am glad you’re here.