Nine years ago when I hit “publish” on my first blog post, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I knew nothing about HTML or SEO. I didn’t really read any other blogs. I liked taking pictures, but I’d never tried photo editing. All I knew was that I was a writer and this was a space to write.
Over the last nine years, this blog has grown and changed with me. It has taken me to conferences like Women of Faith in Seattle and BlogHer14 in San Jose. It has introduced me to other great bloggers, like the lovely ladies who are hosting this party with me. It has become my part-time job, a way to earn a bit of extra money while staying home with my daughters. And it has always been my creative space, a place for me to share my thoughts and writing and stay sane.
This month, I’m celebrating those nine years with BloggersFete 2015. I want to celebrate the brands whom I’ve had a chance to work with in the past few years and YOU, my amazing readers. I wouldn’t be here today without you. Seriously, if my blog were still just read by my husband and my mom, I think I would’ve given it up a long time ago. So thank you for reading and making this space possible for me.
The BloggersFete 2015 Givewaways
To give back to you, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers and amazing brands to bring you as many giveaways as I can!!! Browse the list below and then leave a comment letting me know which prize(s) you’d like to win. If your name is picked by Rafflecopter on September 1st, I’ll check your comment and email you to let you know you’ve won!
1. The Catholic Mom Giveaway (Can/US)
One lucky Catholic mom will receive a bundle of books, ebooks and printables including:
- St. John the Baptist Fun Fact Cards for Catholic Kids, St. Kateri Fun Fact Cards for Catholic Kids, and Printable Rosary Cards for Catholic Kids from Dianna at The Kennedy Adventures.
- Sisterhood of Saints: Daily Guidance and Inspiration (hardcover), a page-a-day devotional featuring a different woman saint each day of year and how she can inform our faith journeys today, from Melanie Rigney
- Blessed Are You: Finding Inspiration from Our Sisters in Faith (paperback), which shares the way in which women saints lived the Beatitudes and how they can help us do the same, from Melanie Rigney
- Loving Yourself Well, a full-color 29-page ebook jammed full of our best home remedies, tinctures, and tonics so you can learn to build a foundation of wellness and joy in your life, by Daja and Kristina from The Provision Room
- Grace & Glory For Moms, a compilation of 31 devotions that speak peace, joy, and encouragement for the journey of mothering, along with journaling pages, by Daja and Kristina from The Provision Room
- Two feast day table runner patterns (one for Advent and one for July 4th) from Jen Frost at Faith and Fabric Design
- The Intentional Schedule: A Workbook for Creating a Priorities-Based, Scheduled Rhythm by Amy Garro from Go Forth and Mother
- Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood by Bonnie Way, Anna Eastland, Monique Les, Monique LeBlanc and Melanie Jean Juneau
2. The Homeschool Giveaway (CAN only)
- Bonnie Landry’s “Homeschooling, Simplified” series of five paperback booklets: Dictation, Chocolate Chip Math, Writing with Children, How to Read a Book so it Becomes the Curriculum, and What Matters Most
- Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox (paperback book and PDF curriculum supplement)
- The Bear’s Song Puzzle by Benjamin Chaud and Space Flash Cards (Featuring Photos from the Archives of NASA) plus tote bag from Raincoast Books
3. The Legal Giveaway (Can/US)
- One LegalShield Family Plan for 2 months (includes personal will, enduring power of attorney, and a personal health directive for one lucky mom and her spouse, valued at $62 and applicable for residents of BC, Alberta, Ontario and the US except for Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin.) from Judy Reiman at Legal Shield.
4. The New Mom’s Giveaway (Can/US)
- A set of Mother Load Bags to organize your diaper bag
- A Lansinoh® Signature Pro™ Double Electric Breast Pump ( the only pump with three pumping styles and eight adjustable suction levels, which allows moms to choose the settings that work best for them) and a mOmma® Bottle with NaturalWave® Nipple (clinically proven to reduce nipple confusion in established, breastfed babies) from Lansinoh
5. The Reader’s Giveaway (Can/US)
- Janet Sketchley’s novels Heaven’s Prey and Secrets and Lies (paperback)
- Superwoman Myths: Break the Rules of Silence and Speak Up Your Truth! anthology compiled by Kristy-Lea Tritz
6. The Housecleaning Giveaway
- 500 ml Spray Bottle of ready-to-use FrogWash solution and a 250 ml refill of commercial strength (undiluted) FrogWash. FrogWash solves the problem of needing a number of different cleaning products in your home or business with a single, effective, non-toxic, eco-friendly, unscented, concentrated solution.
7. The Fitness Giveaway (Can/US)
- BeachBody’s 21-Day Fix program (workout DVDs and portion control containers, valued at $75.00) from Janelle Yasinski
8. The Homesteading Giveaway (Can/US)
- One autographed copy of Angela England’s book Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less), plus a coupon for pre-ordering her next book.
9. The Kids’ Book Giveaway (CAN only)
- Coldilocks and the Three Polar Bears by Kristy-Lea Tritz
- Land Shark by Beth Ferry, Pool by Jihyeon Lee, Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder, and Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree by Kate Messner plus tote bag from Raincoast Books
10. The Vancouver BC Giveaway (CAN only)
- Annual family pass to Fort Langley (valued at $49) from the Children’s Directory
Plus, BloggersFete 2015 continues!!!
Join our LIVE BloggersFete 2015 Twitter party tonight at 8 pm for more chances to win incredible prizes (make sure you RSVP here and participate at the party to be eligible).
Come back tomorrow to join our social media linkies and meet some new friends online and win more prizes!
Drop by the BloggersFete 2015 co-hosts blog to check out their givewaways:
- The Canadian Homeschooler
- Tales of Mommyhood
- Maple Mouse Mama
- In R Dream
- Life, Love and the Pursuit of Play
Plus we’ll be hosting an Instagram contest, a Pinterest party, and a Facebook party too, so stay tuned for more details.
Sign up for my email newsletter to make sure you don’t miss an announcement or keep an eye on our social media channels. Have fun partying at BloggersFete 2015!
I would like the The New Mom’s Giveaway and the The Housecleaning Giveaway.
I would love the fitness giveaway and the kids’ book giveaway
I would love to win the new moms giveaway!
Would like to win the housecleaning giveaway, fitness giveaway and legal giveaway.
Would love to win the Housecleaning giveaway, fitness giveaway and the legal giveaway.
I’d love to win the Mother Load Bags prize!
i’d like the new mom giveaway pack
I would like to win:
2. The Homeschool Giveaway (CAN only)
7. The Fitness Giveaway
9. The Kids’ Book Giveaway (CAN only)
Prizes 2, 4, 7, 9, and 10 all would be great for me/my family. We went to Fort Langley this past spring and the kids and I loved it! There is so much more for us to learn and do there still. I think the fitness one would be really awesome for me though! I really need to be able to get in shape at home so I can be healthy!
oops, rafflecopter name is ViviAn Sluys not Viv Sluys
I’d most love to win the Kids Book Giveaway and the Housecleaning Giveaway.
Id love to win The Kids’ Book Giveaway
The Kids’ Book Giveaway would be my first choice!
I would like the The Homeschool Giveaway great to teach the young ones and the Housecleaning Giveaway, the The Fitness Giveaway would be awesome to win!!! and The Kids’ Book Giveaway is great too!!
Wow…9 years that is quite the accomplishment. This is my second year homeschooling, my oldest boy. The others are 4 and under (well the youngest is due in 2 weeks). I live BC also, so some of these prized would be great. May your success continue.
All of your prizes look wonderful 🙂 I narrowed it down to 4 🙂
2. The Homeschool Giveaway (CAN only) – 5. The Reader’s Giveaway (Can/US)- 8. The Homesteading Giveaway (Can/US) – 9. The Kids’ Book Giveaway (CAN only) –
The Reader’s Giveaway, The Fitness Giveaway and the Kid’s Book Giveaway all sound great 🙂
I’d love to win the New Mom’s prize! p.s. happy 9 year blogiversary!
I’d love the house cleaning giveaway or the reader’s giveaway, because I love a clean house while I read! Thanks so much!
The new mom giveaway wild come jn handy. Baby #2 soon
I’d love the Fort Langley passes!
I would love to win the Housecleaning Giveaway
The Beach body one!
I would love to win The Fitness Giveaway or The Kids’ Book Giveaway. Great prizes, thanks for the chance!
Loving the Catholic mom’s bundle 🙂
I would love to win any of the following:
Thanks for the chance!
Wow! 9 years! That’s fabulous! Great prizes! I’m a teacher, aspiring mom, and Ambassador with Barefoot Books- so all things children’s lit. get’s me excited! Have you seen Barefoot Books before? I’d be so happy to connect and work with you 😉
Homeschool, reader, new mom, housecleaner, fitness or Homesteading what great prizes!
I would be interested in giveaways numbered 2,7,8,9,10 thank you for the opportunity to win one of them 🙂
I’d like to win the Homeschool, Housecleaning or the Fitness giveaway.
First Congrats on your 9 years! I would love to win 4. The New Mom’s Giveaway, so many wonderful items in there! My daughter is due in March and this could not be more perfect!!
I would love to win the fitness giveaway for me or the new mom giveaway for my sister in law who’s due in November. Congrats on your anniversary and thanks for the chance!
These tow are on the top of my list.
4. The New Mom’s Giveaway
5. The Reader’s Giveaway (Can/US)
Kids book pack and the Vancouver, BC one!
The Legal Giveaway would be great.
I would love to win the fitness giveaway!
Congrats on your 9-year blogiversary! I’d love to win any one of these: 3, 5,6,7,8, or 9! 😉
New Mom’s giveaway, children’s book giveaway, Vancouver Mom giveaway and reading giveaway would all be great!
I would love the #8 Homesteading giveaway. Or the New mom giveaway.
I would love to win the The Housecleaning Giveaway prize pack.
Congrats on your 9 yrs of blogging! Thanks for your lovely giveaway too! I would like #5, or 6, or 8 please.
I would love to win the New Moms Giveaway! My friend is having twins in December!
Thanks for the chance. I would love the beachbody, kids books, new mom, cleaning, catholic mom. (Any except 10)
I would love #2 #7 #8 or #9.
Anything to do with homeschooling or reading would be lovely.
I would like to win 5, 6 and 9. The Kids’ Book Giveaway, The Reader’s Giveaway and The Housecleaning Giveaway.
I would love to win number 6 (cleaning) or 7 (beach body)
I would absolutely love to win #1, the Catholic mom giveaway. Also #7, Fitness, #8 Homesteading, and #9 Kids’ books.
What a fantastic giveaway! Congratulations on 9 years!
I’d like to win the BeachBody’s 21-Day Fix program
I would love to win the The Housecleaning Giveaway
so many great prizes, the fitness one would be something i would use right away
Congrats on your 9 years! My family and I like trying new things and products…so I like the giveaways that are reviews on new products. Personally I also like the small luxuries we usually deny ourselves but would be nice to have…either for myself, my wife or my son.
If I’m a lucky winner…of the 9 items listed…my family would get the most use from #6. or #7 … we have Legal Shield already and many books on our shelf . Thanks again!
I`d like to have the ,, 6. The Housecleaning Giveaway
The kids book giveaway would be my choice.
I would love to win number 7, the fitness giveaway! I have gained weight due to health issues and would like all the help I can get regaining my health ?
I’d love to win the Kid’s Book Giveaway!
I would love to win the The Housecleaning Giveaway!!!
I would love to win these giveaways: The Homeschool giveaway, The New Mom’s giveaway, The readers giveaway, The House Cleaning giveaway, The fitness Giveaway and the Kids’ book giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
My top pick would be #1. Lots of great goodies in that one!!
Next would be #7. I have heard so much about this program I would be interested in watching the DVD.
Then would be #9. Books are always awesome!
And then, #6. Because sometimes I think all I do is clean 🙂
top picks would be The Fitness Giveaway, The Kids’ Book Giveaway and the The Housecleaning Giveaway.
I would love the Homeschool Giveaway, The New Mom’s Giveaway, The Housecleaning Giveaway, The Fitness Giveaway and The Kids’ Book Giveaway. 🙂
The three that I’d most like to bring home are
1) The Fitness Giveaway (Can/US)
2) The Kids’ Book Giveaway
3) The New Mom’s Giveaway (Can/US)
They are all wonderful though! Thank you for the chance and congrats on 9 years! that is an amazing milestone!
hard to choose but I like 9. The Kids’ Book Giveaway
Feel free to pick more than one prize pack!!! 🙂
I’d love to win the kids book giveaway!