A Winner To End The Weekend

What a weekend this has been, Wonderlings!

Photo credit: katiedudleyphotography.com

Photo credit: katiedudleyphotography.com

Remember that thing I alluded to that I was so afraid of?  Well, plans are moving ahead and, while I’m still not quite ready to reveal what they are (I don’t want to jinx myself), I do ask that you all keep your fingers and toes crossed and send happy thoughts my way.  I’d really appreciate all the good juju I can get.  It’s an exciting and scary and happy time and I can’t wait to share it with you all when the time is right.

And to help with the lucky thoughts, allow me to announce the winner of the latest Wonderland Giveaway.

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Pressed By Jess

These are the posts that I live for because you know that someone, perhaps many someone’s, are bound to be happy by the end of them.  There is nothing deep to this kind of post, but I love nothing more than to give back to my readers with some recognition and prizes.

So here goes…

Pressed by Jess

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Finding Inspiration And Choosing A Winner

A few weeks ago, I received one of the nicest emails from my blogging soul mate Stephanie with a completely unexpected request: she asked me to guest post on Simply Stephanie for her Inspiration Week.

I was completely touched that someone would put their blog in my hands and allow me to share more than a comment’s worth of space on their site.  This being my first year blogging, I had never really thought about what it would be like to guest post.  With blogs being so incredibly personal, how could anyone give someone else the reins and write for them?  How do you essentially substitute for a fellow blogger while staying true to both their blog and your style?

I was surprised to learn just how easy it was.  The trick is: be yourself.  With little more than some basic pointers, I set out to complete my first guest post and even got it in days before it was due (college professors from my undergraduate years are dumbfounded).

And today is the day!  Check out my guest blog here and don’t forget to browse through the other Inspiration Week posts by Laura of Not So Skinny Genes, Melissa from the Existential Detective, and Amber from Arbitrary Ambrosia.  It’s been an absolute pleasure to share the blogging stage with these awesome ladies and thank you Stephanie for the honor!

I also have another bit of news for you all.  I have a winner to announce of the Blog-Warming Giveaway, Take 2.

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A Winner And A Wonderland Registry

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

I would like to proudly announce that Emily from The Bookshelf of Emily J. is the winner of the first Wonderland Giveaway with her family vacation tale of a car sick sister who just couldn’t keep it in anymore.  Congratulations, Emily!  If you could please message me your address, I will get your prize pack mailed out to you this week.

Now, since there was only one contestant (the odds were ever in your favor, Em!), there was only one winner which means that I still have another prize pack to give out.  I will be holding another giveaway shortly so please, stay tuned.

But for now, on to July’s Wonderland Registry!

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