A Milestone, an Announcement
and a Giveaway!

Monday, August 31, 2009

A Milestone:

This, ladies and gentle... er, uh, ladies, is my 1ooth post! I first started this blog thinking that only my closest friends and family would read it and somehow along the way, you took the time to come here, read my words, share your comments and become a friend. I can't tell you what that has meant to me. (Oh, and I'm pretty sure that my family and close friends don't actually read my blog. Yeah, that's right, I'm on to you. Yeah, I'm looking at you, sister.)

An Announcement:

I tried to change the url to my blog earlier today. For a long time, I've been thinking about this change and wanting to change the url from my name to something related to the blog itself. (Since I am now officially a therapist by trade, we don't want any future clients googling my name and finding the blog. Right? Right.) I've had a ba-zillion ideas, but yesterday my boyfriend came up with one I'm loving. I went in to change it, but at the last minute chickened out. I first wanted to share with all of you and let my friends and family (you know, the ones who don't actually read this) know of this upcoming change first. So, by the end of the week, I should have a fancy new url. I'll be sure to let you know of the change, but it shouldn't affect those of you that are already followers. Stay tuned...

A Giveaway:

For some reason, I've been a little apprehensive about doing a giveaway. Then I thought about how much I've loved taking part in all of my favorite blogs' giveaways (even though I never, ever win). Oh, what the hell... Here goes.

I've teamed up with my best friend, Carina, over at crowandcanary to offer this amazing boxed set of 12 of the most lovely cards. (4 Birthday cards, 4 Thank You cards, 1 I'm Sorry card, 1 Get Well card, 1 Thinking of You card & 1 I Miss You card)

As much as I love emailing, facebooking (is that a word?), blogging, twittering (is it tweeting?), etc., there's nothing like getting a card in the mail. I think it's a lost art and I think it's time we brought it back. What do you say? Are you in?

(This is the one and only Carina. She dreamt up her own business and actually had the guts to start it. Three years ago, Crow and Canary was born. She represents modern stationery and accessory designers. Basically, she gets to travel to all the major cities on the west coast and show off their wares to buyers and shop owners. How cool is that? One of the major job perks, is the surplus of paper goods that she ends up with. So, this brings us to our giveaway...)

Last, but not least, as a little extra giveaway love, I'm throwing in a $30 Forever 21 gift card. Seriously, who doesn't love that store? With $30, you can probably buy and accessorize an entire outfit. Who am I kidding? Probably two entire outfits. Gotta love Forever 21.

The Rules:

This giveaway is a thank you to my readers, so you must be a follower of just a small town girl to enter. If you're not a follower already, do it now. All the cool kids are doing it. :)

- Once you're a follower (thank you, by the way!), leave one comment below for one entry in the drawing.

- If you are also a follower of Carina's blog, you get another chance to win (hence, another entry).

- Blog about this little giveaway, with a link to just a small town girl, on your blog and get another entry. Be sure to leave an extra comment here with a link to your blog.

- Tweet about it, with a link to just a small town girl, and leave another comment here letting me know for another entry.

- So, you have up to four chances to win. Hooray! The giveaway is open until midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Sunday September, 13th. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced Monday September, 14th.

Hopefully you will have better luck than I do!

Again, thank you so, so much for reading.

40 comments:

  1. well, as it turns out, i AM a follower of your blog and of carina's blog so hooray for ME! and i agree - mail is the best! i'm gonna read the rest of this post later because i gotta get my butt to school! :)

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  2. GUESS WHAT? This is a freaking amazing giveaway and I follow you AND Carina! CAN YOU BEEEELIEEVE IT?????

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  3. ; ) Heehee! I'd tweet, but you and Carina are my only real followers.

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  4. I am indeed a follower of your blog AND carina's blog!!!

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  5. I am a certified follower. Great Giveaway. I too, NEVER win giveaways, but I figure there's always a first time!!

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  6. Oooh! oooh! Look at me- I TOTALLY am now a follower of Carina...

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  7. Okay, I also just 'tweeted' about it :):):)

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  8. I looove your blog... congrats on your 100th post! :)

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  9. i rss feed your blog (have done so for a few months now), which i think makes me a follower (:
    great giveaway!

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  10. yay, congratulations on 100!!!!!! of course I follow you silly and I have heard so much about Carina lately that I will follow her post haste!

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  11. I mainline your feed and scrape the resin off your blog and smoke it.

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  12. I found your blog by hitting the "Next Blog" button at the top of my page. I never knew where it would take me.

    Guess what I found - You!

    It's kind of fun to find random blogs across the country. I'm officially following you.

    Jenna

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  13. you are such a cute girl..i just love reading your blog...it's like a romance novel...jenner being the romeo :)
    i am definitely a follower
    e

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  14. i posted on my blog about you...
    i am the only one who reads my blog, but at least i can read about you and again go to your blogs...
    thanks for always makin my day!
    e

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  15. You know how I feel about F21 and accessories! Congrats on the milestone lady. : )

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  16. Congrats on your 100th post and all the exciting things going on in your life!

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  17. How fun! Congrats on 100 posts! Love following you!

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  18. and now, i'm following Carina too!

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  19. Congratulations! I'm a follower!

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  20. Im now following Carina also...thanks for introducing me!

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  21. Emmarae is not the only one who reads her blog...I read here blog and so here I am....and through here I have discovered your lovely blog! Thanks for the give away!

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  22. Now I am also following another great blog...Carina's blog!

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  23. I blogged about you girl! Here is a link to my blog http://bitsofmyheart.blogspot.com/ and I would "tweet" about you as well except that I don't do the twitter thing! My fingers are crossed...thanks again! ciao!

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  24. How awesome! Happy 100th post! :) Here is to 100 more.

    I follow your blog and would love to win. Thanks girl! xoxo

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  25. I follow Carina's blog also for an extra entry.

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  26. Congrats on 100 posts. I need to get better at hand written notes and cards! I rely to heavily on electronic communications!

    Love you!

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  27. Congrats on 100!! Hot hot hot.

    Of course I follow you....and I follow Carina! So just pick me and we'll all be happy. :)

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  28. Yea! 100!! I love you & miss you!!

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  29. what a fabulous giveaway.
    i am a follower of your blog and carina's blog.

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  30. i also tweeted about the giveaway!!

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  31. What a great giveaway!! Love it. And you.

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  32. I can't remember how I came across your blog, but I really enjoy it and just became a follower of you and Carina (amazing stationary!). Thanks for the opportunity!

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