October 7, 2011

Bloggerversary!

So not only did this week mark my 2 year wedding anniversary, but also my 3 year blog anniversary!  That's right, I've been writing this nonsense for 3 years {yesterday}.  And to make this week even better, I reached 500  readers yesterday too!  So basically this week rocks my socks.
Let's take a lil trip down memory road, shall we?
When I started this blog I was 3 days engaged.  I had no idea what I was going to blog about or if anyone would read it for that matter.  I really just wanted a place to put all my wedding ideas and keep everyone, like the bridesmaids, on the same page. 
I started dieting and exercising big time, even started Weigh In Wednesdays to track my progress.  I was so obsessed with working out I got up at 4:30 am to do it, and you know what?  I miss that now.  But I wish I could go back and tell this skinny bitch to "shut up" because she looks freaking GREAT!
Wedding preparations had taken over my life.  From planning, to showers, to DIY cork placecard holders I was in complete wedding mode.  But it was all worth it because we had the best wedding we could have ever asked for, even the guests said so.  I would go through it all over again and not change a thing.
And then we got pregnant.  Yes it was fast but that's how our whole relationship has been.  We moved in after just a couple months of dating, got engaged just 7 months after living together and married in exactly one year from that.  It only made sense that we get pregnant just as quickly, right?
Honestly, I had a great pregnancy.  I complained a lot though.  I was uncomfortable at the end, and it was HOT hot that summer, but overall it was great.  I never got morning sickness, no complications, and I got what I wanted, A GIRL!  She was overdue and so we had to evict her and even that didn't get her going.  After a few hours my doctor told us that there was no way she was coming out on her own so a c-section was scheduled and 15 minutes later I held my girl for the first time.
Since that day I went from a celebrity gossip loving, fashion junkie, husband lover, to a mommy blogger. And you know what?  I'm ok with it.  I have loved sharing the last 3  years of my life with you.  I am so honored that you still come back and read after all this time.  I'm sure I've lost people along the way, people who don't want to hear about my cute daughter or how I hate cleaning, and that's ok too.  Thank you for reading and sharing this journey with me, you are all the BEST.
And for those of you who have stuck around, be glad you did.  In honor of my wedding anniversary, blog anniversary AND reaching 500 followers in just one week...I want to give YOU something to say thank you!  My first thought was a virtual kiss but the only person that would like that is Kristen.  Instead you have the chance to win:
  • One set of 10 customized stationery cards from Little Laws Prints
  • Avon Glimmersticks Liqui-Glide Eye Liner in black
  • Avon Matte Nail Enamel in grey cement {matte is SO cool this fall, FYI}
  • Thirty-One duffle bag, navy & white stripe {perfect over night bag}

  • $10 Starbucks gift card {so you can all enjoy my seasonal favorite, Salted Caramel Mocha}
Sound good?  Here are the rules:
  • Follow my blog, obviously
  • "Like" my Facebook page
  • Follow me on Twitter {bonus if you Tweet about it}
  • Leave a comment telling me your favorite, most memorable Life After I "Dew" post
You get one entry per thing you do so leave me one comment per thing and I'll announce the winner sometime next week!   Good luck and THANK YOU!

162 comments:

  1. how can I pick a FAV. post? that's absurd...even for me and my big ole' opinion. :) I already follow, like tweet and stalk you. xoxo

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  2. Just found out about the facebook page and now totes facebook offish like you.

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  3. And aside from SWW and cooking posts, KP's cuteness are my fave.

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  4. Oh, and you know I'm gonna tweet this giveaway.

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  5. I think my favorite was when you blasted to the world you met your goal weight! Every mama's DREAM!!!

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  6. I follow you on Twitter (AFullHouseOBoys)

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  7. My most fav. post has to be your weight loss transformation - I just think that is utterly amazing and I am so happy and in awe for you.

    PS: KP = too cute!

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  8. Obvi I already follow you on Twitter!

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  9. I love reading ALL your posts! From back when we were BOTH pregnant and your Tummy Tuesdays to your SWW to the cuteness overloads of sweet KP to the giveaways. I'm honestly so glad that we started talking and getting to know one another and I hope that ONE DAY we can meet up and let our 2 little cupcakes play together!!! Love you Cuz!! (oh, and I'll tweet about your blog too...so I'll get an extra point for that, right?) LOL!!

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  10. My fav. posts are the SWW posts!

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  11. Okay, I follow you on GoogleReads...does that count?

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  12. Also, I follow you on twitter.

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  13. And I can't pick ONE fav post, but I am esp fond of ALL the SWW posts!

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  14. I'm a twitter follower (obviously) and tweeted!!

    ps loving the striped bag!! Adorable!

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  15. I was mucho intrigued by your wedding photos, so I've been digging through your archives this morning :) I think my favorite post is the one about your wedding dress - and how you found it in a Christian bookstore. HIGH-larious, friend!

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  16. I am a follower of your blog and have been for a few years :)

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  17. I "like" your facebook page too

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  18. And my fav posts are your So What Wednesdays and when you post your cute outfits

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  19. I am not on twitter but if i was i would def follow you

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  20. HAPPY BLOGGERVERSARY!!!

    I'm a follower of you blog obviously.

    My fav post so far http://www.lifeafteridew.com/2011/09/goal-set-match.html - so proud of you.

    I follow you on twitter (ashleyjohnston)

    NEED that bag...gorg!

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  21. I follow you!! :) Congrats on 3 years and 500 followers. wow.

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  22. I follow you on Twitter...also duh. ;)

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  23. I like you on FB! No twitter for moi.

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  24. Favorite post? Announcing KP's birth. :)

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  25. http://www.lifeafteridew.com/2011/09/goal-set-match.html

    This was my fav post. I was so proud of you! :) Motivated me to get my butt going if you coudl do it with a babe. Nice work again lady.

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  26. Yay! Happy blogiversary! I'm a follower!

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  27. I think my favorite LAID post was the one you wrote a few weeks ago about being happy with where you are in life because it's not always greener on the other side (and "the dog shits there, too" is what I think you said).

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  28. Favorite posts are anything pregnancy or weight related since I can relate to both.

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  29. I follow you on twitter. (@themoorefamily)

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  30. Found your facebook page and I "liked" you on it.

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  31. Your weight loss transformation has been a favorite of mine on your blog. You're certainly an inspiration.

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  32. Of course I'm a follower! I have really enjoyed reading it all. I've followed you from before your wedding!

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  33. I obv already follow your blog!

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  34. I can't pick a favorite post but I truly have loved following along with your weight loss journey. It is so imspiring and makes me feel good knowing that I, too, will be able to lose the weight after we hvae a baby (that scares the crap out of me)!

    You are always so open and honest about everything and that is so refreshing!

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  35. and my favorite post was when you talked about all of us getting together! that was fun and we need to do it again. and more often.

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  36. I follow you on twitter..but I have no idea how to use it!

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  37. I don't have a fave post by itself but I LOVE So What Wednesdays! They make me laugh!

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  38. I just started following your blog and you on twitter, I'm totally a fan on FB and I can't pick a favorite even after going into your archives and reading all of your wonderful posts! Congrats!! I hope one day to have similar success! What a fabulous accomplishment! :)

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  39. I follow your blog (duh! and thank you for the comment on my SWW the other day. I WISH they had a finish it by Friday list!)

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  40. I follow you on twitter (and will tweet about your post)

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  41. My favorite post so far is Miss KP's birthday party! You rocked that. You are a super awesome party planner and crafty mama!

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  42. I have been reading since you were pregnant, but the first post that came to mind was your recent Life Lately about your suprise two year anniversary celebreation.

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  43. I follow you on a Twitter too!

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  44. Did it really just put that I follow you on A Twitter? Oops. I like your fb page!

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  45. I love all of your SWW posts!!

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  46. And I follow (and stalk you) on Twitter!

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  47. And I love any posts with KP's cute face!

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  48. So awesome that all of these fun things happened in the same week for you! I think my favorite posts were about KPs birthday! Everything turned out so cute and I loved how your excitement really jumped off the screen! Happy Anniversaries!!!

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  49. One of my favorite posts was about your wine cork place cards because it inspired me to do the same for my wedding. I actually love most of your posts because you say it like it is and don't try to sugarcoat anything!

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  50. i follow on facebook. (stalker say what?!)

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  51. ..and my fave post is kind of a toss up between the letter your wrote to kp the night before she was born, and when you announced she was here. i'm a sucker for those things :)

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  52. I liked you on fb awhile ago :)

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  53. I'm having a hard time picking a fave past post.. I loved following your weightloss journey, and how honest (and funny) you are.. all the kp posts INCLUDING when you found out you were having a girl! You make me so excited to be a mom some day! you seem like a very down to earth, real person! LOVE your blog.. when my computer crashed and I lost all my saved fave blogs.. yours was the first one I found again(I'm not good about my blog at..all!)

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  54. Happy 3 years! You've had so many good posts I wouldn't know which to choose! But I did love looking at your wedding pictures!

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  55. My fave post is anything that has a pic of KP :)

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  56. my favorite post has to be the one you posted probably 2 years ago and the snow.. b/c thats when i realized that we were neighbors! or the time you posted about a maxi dress when you were preggo with KP and then i saw you at roosters in the same dress and i finally mustered up the courage to come say hi!

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  57. and of course i follow you on twitter!

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  58. and like you on Facebook - do you feel like i'm a stalker yet?

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  59. and i tweeted about your giveaway:) okay.. and pretty please can you pick me :) and if you do, then maybe instead of mailing the prizes we could all just meet at roosters for an official party!

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  60. I've been following from the very beginning :) I would say one of my favorites are the So What Wednesday posts you do - hilarious! Always entertaining, and from the heart! :)

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  61. I follow, tweet with ya too. Congrats on the big week! people really left because you said you don't like cleaning?!

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  62. My favorite posts are so what Wednesdays! Crack me up!

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  63. My fav posts are your recipe posts..usually so simple and yummy! I also love seeing your little growing family =)

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  64. I'm a follower of your blog!

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  65. I follow you on twittah! @eLIZabethbuk :)

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  66. Like a LOT of people said, it's hard to pick one post from you. I really LOVE SWW and it was the first link up I found. You're also one of the only people who have a link thing that I find makes time to come and comment on ours from time to time! I also love updates on KP. Feel like I know you and I've never met you :) (Hope that doesn't seem creepy!)

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  67. My most memorable post of yours would be when your sweet girl was born... as I was just a few weeks behind you it made me so much more excited for E to be born

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  68. I "like" your facebook page :D

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  69. & my favorite post? The one where you introduced Kendall to the blog!

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  70. Love this giveaway. Lucky for me I follow your blog :)

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  71. I follow you on Twitter too! :)

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  72. I haven't been a reader for all that long - so I think the most memorable was your anniversary post. I love how your husband surprised you...and gave you 20 mins to get ready! :)

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  73. And I'm a liker of your FB page. =)

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  74. And I follow you on twitter! =)

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  75. And I'm tweeting about it now. =)

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  76. I actually like ALL of your so what Wednesday posts! Keep them coming!!

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  77. I follow you in google reader, I hope that counts!!

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  78. I follow. Gosh. I liked the starting post of so what wednesdays the best. it was another blog i read participating in it that led me to yours!

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  79. GFC follower :)

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  80. Twitter follower (@whitbjordan)

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  81. Liked your FB fan page!

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  82. Tweet! http://twitter.com/whitbjordan/statuses/123478279331123200

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  83. my fave posts are you're So What Wednesdays!

    email:theprettypisces@gmail.com
    GFC:MissAshDG
    FB: Missez Ash G Monroe
    Twitter: _Pretty_Pisces

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  84. I'm a follower of your blog! Of course!

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  85. I don't know if I could pick a favorite post!!! I love the one where yout alk about Country life! :)

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  86. I follow your blog! Happy Bloggerversary!

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  87. And my favorite post would have to be the announcement that KP had finally arrived!
    http://www.lifeafteridew.com/2010/08/shes-here-shes-finally-here.html

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  88. I follow you via GFC! Thank you so much for offering such a fun and generous giveaway. :)

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. I "like" you on Facebook (Cindy A.)

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  90. I follow you on Twitter (normawatson)

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