Friday, November 2, 2012

A Great Week

It's been A GREAT WEEK, and I want to tell you why...

First off, last Thursday I found out that I was the winner of Bubby and Bean's October Giveaway Prize Package!!!  Yep, I couldn't believe it.  Bubby and Bean is one of those great blogs that I try to visit at least once or twice a week.  I haven't won a giveaway in a really, really long time.  Seriously, it's been ages.  I was super excited!  I won a really incredible prize package, including ad space on THREE awesome blogs and a $20 gift certificate from Bubby and Bean on Etsy!!!  I'm still so excited about it - it's crazy!  And a great 2justByou Blog reader (Holly from Quiet Galaxy) even left a comment here on my blog to congratulate me (thanks, Holly! ;D). 

I gave the ad space to our Etsy shop for two of the spaces won (I figured it's good with holidays coming up and all) and one of them will be an ad for my little blog here.  And...My daughter made some new graphics!  Check out the new graphics she worked on for us! 

The two on the left are square, and the one on top right corner is a rectangle ad - all for the shop.  Then the one on bottom right is for the blog.

What do you think?  Do you like the new buttons?  Which one do you like?  If you want to grab one, you can!!!  Just CLICK HERE.

To make it all even better, on Wednesday I was contacted by Blogging Buddy Katie from Running with a Glue Gun because I won her Fall Owl Necklace Giveaway!  =0)  I still can't believe that I've won TWO great giveaways in ONE week.  Awesome!

Oh no, that's not all!!!  Just yesterday I went to visit yet ANOTHER wonderful blog that you might be familiar with (another Blogging Buddies teammate) - Kanelstrand.  Last week there was a post that was completely out of the ordinary for this particular blog (you can see the post HERE), as it was about Sonya's creative process.  I loved that she ventured out of her comfort zone and shared something so personal about her work with us as her readers.  At the end of her post, she asked a question, and I answered it...Then she created a piece of art stemming from a suggestion made by lil ole me!!!  I saw the blog post and was blown away, because what she came up with for a finished product was just they type of amazing artwork as I had envisioned - and nothing short of spectacular!  Check out the blog post HERE.

All blogs mentioned today are part of the BLOGGING BUDDIES team on Etsy.  Sometimes I don't get as much blogging time as I'd like, but I always do try to visit Blogging Buddies as much as I can to show support (plus, quite a few of these blogs are my absolute favorites).  I've found so many incredible blogs from this team, so I just wanted to give the team a little shout out too!

So there you have it - my GREAT WEEK!!!  Was there a highlight of your week?  Share it with a comment!  I'd love to read about it.  =0)

13 comments :

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

wow!!! congrats!!! now I'm off to visit all these great blogs (several I already follow).
Debbi
-yankeeburrowcreations

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

oh, and I love ALL your new buttons. :0)
Debbi

Hi, Im Kelly! said...

wooot!! WAY TO GO there!! Thats amazing and so exciting. I too just won [few weeks ago] a awesome proffesional canvas giveaway and picked a pic of caleb! I need to blog about it as well, then won a super hero cape and free karate classes all in one month it pays off to keep at all the giveaways!

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Yay! :) Congrats again on winning our giveaway! So glad you had such a great week!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Congrats on your winning and being inspiration for another blogger! I hope next week is just as awesome for you :)

Unifyhandmade said...

Wow! You won two giveaways! Congrats. Winning ad space right before Christmas season is so cool!!!! My favorite blog buttons are the bottom two. I was drawn to the word 'affordable' on the first one and the overall graphics of the one on the bottom right just caught my attention. Thanks for sharing these blogs and spreading word about the team!!! Yay :-D Great post

-Nicole
www.unifyhandmade.blogspot.com

Rose said...

Congrats on all of your giveaway wins! How exciting.

Ana said...

That is wonderful news, congrats on winning the giveaways and also on being an inspiration to others. What a wonderful blessing :) The graphics are super and your daughter has done a fantastic job. As always it is a pleasure to stop by. x

holly said...

Wow, two wins! Well if good things come in threes, you might want to try the lotto this week haha

Anita said...

lovely blog.
http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your winnings! Wow, you made my morning just reading about what a great week you had. The buttons your daughter designed are perfect! I plan to grab a button...thank you!

Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Congratulations on winning!!

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, and for following!! I've been following you too, and now am following through Network Blogs as well. :)

Paula said...

Wow! You're on a roll! Congratulations on all your wonderful wins!