Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Two-Year Celebration

     Guess what, guys!  I'm hosting a celebration today because two years ago, I started this blog. Woot-woot!  It has been so much fun, and my writing has improved tremendously since starting this.  So thank you to all of you who have interacted with me on the blog-o-sphere.

     To thank you, I am hosting a giveaway.  Rafflecoptor isn't working for me so we're doing this the old-fashioned way.  I'm going to write your name on a slip of paper, drop it in a bowl with everybody else's, stir it around, and draw one out.

     You can get your name in the bowl as many as three times, depending on how many of the following things you do:

Follow this blog.

Leave a comment below.  It doesn't have to say anything special.  Maybe you could say how long you have been reading my blog...or how you found my blog in the first place.

Share this post through your blog or through your other social media, AND leave a comment below saying so and leaving the link.

     The winner will be announced one week from today. So mark your calendar to check back on October 20th!

     Now...are you ready to see the prize?

     I saw this last week at my friend's craft booth, and I couldn't resist.  It was so pretty, and I loved the verse.
     The base is a little bigger than 2"x3" but not quite 3"x4" (I'm sorry I don't have more precise measuring tools with me!).  The lid says "We love Him, because He first loved us.  1 Jn 4:19"

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are outside of the United States of America, I WILL NOT MAIL YOU THE BOX.  So you can either come and get it yourself J or I will give you a different prize -- like a picture that I draw for you.  We'll talk about further details when/if you win. Fair enough?  

     I hope you like it!  And I look forward to next week so I can see who won this beautiful little box!!!  And thank you again, to all of you, for your encouragement and support!  I love you guys!


  1. Dear Esther, congrats on 2 years of blogging! What a special milestone. I know I've not been the best commenter of your lovely blog (I need to do it more, because you write so many great things!), but we're all truly blessed by your sharing in the blogging/writerly community of Christian writers, and a real encouragement! Please keep writing and sharing for God's glory :D.
    Many blessings,

    As I'm outside the US, please don't worry about including me in the prize :D. It's very pretty though!

    1. Thank you, Joy! You have been a tremendous blessing to me ever since I discovered your blog. Thank you for your encouragement.
      The box is pretty! I'm glad you like it, and I'm sad I can't send it to you. I'm sending love and appreciation to you, though, because that doesn't have to go through the mail. ;) <3

  2. Happy 2 year blogging anniversary!! I first found out about your blog when you volunteered to help me out with It Took a War's release! I've enjoyed reading your blog so much! Your writing inspires me. =) And what a lovely giveaway! I'd love to be entered!

  3. Congrats on two years! Though my commenting is sporadic to say the least, I really enjoy your posts. I live outside of the states as well, so don't worry about the prize. I just wanted you to know that I appreciate your blog :D

  4. Wow! Congratulations on your two-year-old blog! I just recently started following your blog, but I already love it. And I can't wait for the next installment of The Mental Ward :) I am following your blog, and commenting, just to let you know :)

  5. Congratulations! I wish you many more happy years of writing and blogging. :)
    I really enjoy your writings, and "Wings" especially touched me. Also, you post so regularly, which is another great feature of your blog!

    The giveaway looks nice, but I'm yet another reader outside the US...

  6. Thank you all for your words of encouragement and for celebrating with me. Wow, I did not realize how many of you are scattered across the world. What a cool thing -- that we can be friends spanning different countries! I am honored to have you read and comment on my blog!