today's a VERY special day here on this 'ole blog.
1095 days ago i sat down on my computer
and started a little place called
and too many hours spent thinking creating,
and shopping to make things for the blog,
we've come to this point.
today is year 3 of this blog.
i made a cake for such an occasion.
but it's no ordinary cake,
it's one to last awhile actually and totals zero calories.
that's cuz it's actually a candle.
i got the candle tin at target dollar spot for 3 bucks and had some stucco in my craft room.
i also got a candle stick and candle plate at the dollar tree.
and i went to town.
i colored the stucco pink using a dab of acrylic paint,
frosted the candle with the pink stucco,
sprinkled it all up,
glued some beads from an old target kid necklace,
spray painted the plate and holder and glued them together,
and then after 24 hours of drying time for the candle,
i was done.
then i took some giant straws,
covered them up with washi tape & fabric tape,
filled them with mini m&m's and gumballs,
stapled the ends and made a flame
out of cardstock and twine,
added it to the top of each straw,
and that was that
to make a coupla' candy candles.
3 of them for each year with one to grow.
so as i sit here contemplating these past 3 years of blogging,
i can't help but wonder where i would be today if i never started this blog.
i had NO idea what i was doing or getting into at first.
and still have NO idea where all this is gonna take me if anywhere.
but i do know this for sure.
this blog has given me more joy than i ever imagined
and more peace along with it.
it's pretty dang awesome doing something you love, and then getting to share it with awesome people like YOU who constantly give me warm fuzzies
and reasons to do a happy dance.
you've helped me open up a part of my life
i never knew existed.
you light me up.
so i guess i will keep making stuff for you and even though i never intended this blog to be a place for tutorials, this is where i am staying cuz there's nothing like sharing the gifts you get from above and giving it all away.
this blog is not about me at all,
but about you.
which brings me to something else i made.
i have always wanted to write a book about my creations.
but i also realize getting noticed in the world these days requires some heavy duty social networking.
something i just don't put the time into doing.
thus my numbers on social media are waaaay low than most but that's ok...
i got you so what more do i want?
you're what makes it possible my light doesn't go out.
knowing there ain't ever gonna be an email from a publisher who suddenly discovers me and wants a dozen or two (LOL)
hoopla palooza books to launch,
i went ahead and made a few books of my own.
it's just in case there's a zombie computer eating apocalypse and this blog gets eaten up into oblivion.
it's also pretty cool for my kids
when they can go thru these books and see
every. single. creation. i ever made,
and see why mom needs this blog to be a better mom to them.
but this celebration is not complete without one more thing.
a thank you giveaway where YOU get to pick your prize
from one of 3 craft stores.
just lemme know.
it starts NOW and runs til midnite on March 30th.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I SENT YOU AN EMAIL!
THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!!!
i hope you'll stick with me as we keep creating
more serious fun.
i couldn't do it without you.
here's to another 1,576,800 seconds together plus more.